The Art of Healing by Bernie S. Siegel, MD

The Art of Healing is wise and warm, charged with powerful stories of love and healing. While the medical and scientific community continue to play catch up, Dr. Bernie Siegel still leads the pack in holistic healing. This latest effort ventures even further into empowering patients and teaching them to recognize their own intuitive ability to heal.

Using anecdotes, dream interpretation, drawings and more, Siegel illustrates the methods whereby one’s body may communicate the exact nature of one’s illness and how to correct it. Interpreting the information is really where the “art” in The Art of Healing comes in. The author explores the meaning behind various universal symbols, archetypes, and colors and how they may be used by the subconscious to alert the conscious about what is happening in the body.

There’s a lot to like in this book — a little science, a little Jung, a little Campbell — all tied together with a whole lot of wisdom and compassion. The Art of Healing is an inspiring guide to listening to our own very best doctor: ourselves.

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by Cheryl Shainmark