Mysterious Healing

Brian Innes

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Synopsis: Describes reported instances of psychic healing and offers some possible explanations of these phenomena.

From School Library Journal: Grade 4-7-Charles Fort spent much of his life collecting reports of odd and unusual events that led him to believe in a capricious force he called the "Cosmic Joker." Following an introduction to the man and his fascination with the bizarre, this book relates accounts of rainfalls of frogs, fish, stones, and even eggs. A chapter on the importance of the belief in tricksters in Native American, Scandinavian, Indian, West African, and other cultures supports Fort's concept of the joker. The final page indicates that the human need to make sense of the world has led to the modern chaos theory. Although this collection of curiosities is entertaining, its theoretical context will also stimulate philosophical musings. Mysterious Healing describes a variety of unconventional types of healing, including touching, psychic surgery, psychic dentistry, light, or simply the power of suggestion. Both volumes have substantial white space, black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions, and boldface headings to break up the print into readily absorbable bits. The four or five items in the lists for further reading will not lead to full explanations of every idea in the text, but are appropriate to the simplicity of these presentations.
Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Title: Mysterious Healing
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