Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation, New York: HarperCollins Quill, 2001
A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber is an excellent book, carefully written, very well put together conceptually, while I have to put a question mark behind one conceptual matter that I will discuss further down.
Let me first comment on the general conception of the book and the author’s unique contribution to a novel subject, that only increases in importance over time. Dr. Gerber’s main quality is his detached and careful approach to a matter that really is controversial. Let us not forget that Paracelsus who was perhaps the first in our culture who came up with energy healing had to stand trial before the Inquisition.
This being said, the book is perhaps not as practical as the title suggests it to be, not as practical as for example Donna Eden’s book Energy Medicine, which I will review further down in this volume. This is because this book is conceptual in the first place, and practical in the second place, and because it’s paradigmatic, and cutting-edge in its overall perspective. It’s well practical when you consider the abundance of references and the resource section of the book that comes with pages and pages of organizations that can lead you further in your research project. But the overall style of the book is academic, which is for me not a negative characteristics at all but may be for some other folks. Continue reading