Recommended Reading References
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We at Being Wellness and Healing endorse the freedom of information and education for the purpose of the development of human potential. Each of these recommended resources are widely available to the public, and, while we do not necessarily endorse every word of text in their research, we do acknowledge the propriety and priority of the evolution of our understanding of this field of research. ...In other words, as in all scientific research, this is an evolving field and the accumilation of scientific data that is rightfully open to scrutiny for the purpose of the evolution of the interpretation of the conclusions.
The first recommended reading is a study published by Nova Scientific Publishers in 2014, conducted by Dr. Laura Stuve PhD, Dr. Janet Galipo MA DOM, Dr. Honghu Liu PhD, Dr. Jie Shen PhD and Jill Gianettoni. The study investigated whether people with chronic pain conditions showed improvements in pain,emotional factors, and overall health measures following 8 weekly distance BodyTalk treatments using the on-line Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). The study evaluated 36 subjects, randomized into a treatment (N=19)
and a control group (N=17) using a single-blinded design in Phase I, followed by a crossover Phase II where the control subjects were treated.
Clicking on the following link will prompt you to the study, and, from there, you can download the PDF and view the results:
The Science and Philosophy of BodyTalk
by Dr. John Veltheim, DC, SrCBI
"In his book, Dr. Veltheim's interpretation of his findings and discoveries are explained in greater detail as we explore how the BodyTalk System works from a practical, measurable and scientific perspective. Not only a must have for every practitioner in training, this easy to read manual provides fundamental support for everyone on the journey of wanting to learn more about Life, and how Life's subtle energy systems work!"
Here's a link to a 9-part YouTube video series where Dr. Veltheim explores the nature of consciousness and what is BodyTalk
Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis
Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance
by Dr. James Oschman, PhD
"In both of these works by Dr. Oschman, he explores the exciting opportunity available to the medical community, and all human being alike, of the discovery of what energy healing is, and what it's potential profound discoveries might be able do to shape our future world. The discoveries being accomplished by the faculty of professional energy medicine practitioners, and other complementary modalities, enlist a degree of serious study and warrant further investigation, as Dr. Oschman describes in his two books in detail, where the current status of their discoveries are to this point. A fascinating read for those deeply looking into the science of energy medicine."
This link is to a little 5-minute video introduction to
Dr. Oschman's work:
...and this link is to a more detailed 45-minute presentation by Dr. Oschman in 2012, on the function of energy in the human body:
Power vs Force
by Sir Dr. David Hawkins, MD, PhD
"Dr. Hawkins is probably the most accredited and qualified of a psychiatrist, that it is possible that for a psychiatrist to be. His groundbreaking six-book Power vs Force series is an intellectual's delight on self-awareness and Life itself. His work delves into the deeper aspects of human psyche, consciousness and behaviour. Hawkins findings pioneer a foundation of discovery and create a frame of reference that explore the connection between kinesiology and consciousness, a framework that several other independent peer-reviewed faculties now colleague with. Truly work that was and is still ahead of its time. Anything you will ever want or need to know about how and why muscle-testing works on everything from finding a new loved one to join your family, to selecting the right foods for your diet, is all found in this book series. Highest possible recommendation for everyone."
The following link is a 25-minute appearance of Dr. Hawkins on the Oprah Winfrey satellite radio program:
The Science Delusion (Science Set Free)
by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, PhD
"Dr. Sheldrake has written over a dozen books on his field of research on morphogenetic fields, psychic phenomena and quantum entanglement. In his most recent work, The Science Delusion, Sheldrake questions conservation of energy; he calls it a "standard scientific dogma", says that perpetual motion devices and inedia should be investigated as possible phenomena, and has stated that "the evidence for energy conservation in living organisms is weak". He argues in favour of alternative medicine and psychic phenomena, saying that their recognition as being legitimate is impeded by a "scientific priesthood" with an "authoritarian mentality". Citing his earlier "psychic staring effect" experiments and other reasons, he stated that minds are not confined to brains and remarks that "liberating minds from confinement in heads is like being released from prison". He suggests that DNA is insufficient to explain inheritance, and that inheritance of form and behaviour is mediated through morphic resonance. He also promotes morphic resonance in broader fashion as an explanation for other phenomena such as memory."
The link for Dr. Sheldrake links to a short 20-minute TED talk on the Science Delusion, where Dr. Sheldrake explores 10 of the given "constant laws" of the Universe widely accepted by science that perhaps should be looked at a little closer, as potentially not actually as constants:
Dr. Sheldrake's website even has an App that you can download to practice your psychic skills:
The Reality of ESP: A Physicist's Proof of
by Dr. Russell Targ, PhD
"Dr. Targ became primarily well known for his research into remote viewing and psychic phenomena for the US Military during the 1970's, 80's and 90's and remains, to this day, as one of the world leaders in psychic research. While a number of different methodologies and projects have been tried by Dr. Targ, because of the subjective nature of the work, he has encountered some resistance in his acceptance by the mainstream scientific community, like many others of his faculty. As we begin to establish the basis of reference for the field of such study, Dr. Targ remains a vocal advocate of the existence of remote viewing work, which makes his pioneering research worth further investigation. His latest work, The Reality of ESP: A Physicists Proof of Psychic Abilities explains how many physicists have now migrated over and taken control pf the field of science previously known as: parapsychology. Even though the science of how this work can be replicated on a consist basis, there is, never the less, a larger and larger growing body of evidence that support Dr. Targ's work over the years."
Below is a link to one of Dr. Targ's TED talks, 30-minutes in length:
The Tao of Physics, 5th Edition (2010)
by Dr. Fritjof Capra, PhD
"Dr. Capra is another great resource that has been writing about the merger between physics and Eastern mysticism since the 1970's. He has written 16 books on his theories and is on the faculty of Schumacher College, as well as being the founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkley, California."
The following link is to an old interview from the 1980's with Dr. Capra on the Tao of Physics, which was first published in 1975:
...Because the Tao of Physics video link is an outdated one, this following link is to a 40-minute lecture by Dr. Capra from 2014, on the inter-related ecosystem of how nature sustains life and how our understanding of web of life is continuing to evolve:
The Quantum Doctor: A Physicists Guide to Health and Healing
by Dr. Amit Goswami, PhD
"Dr. Goswami is another Theoretical Quantum Physicist that is aware of the role of the conscious observer and he has authored some 18 books about his research. Dr. Goswami is a retired full professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics where he served from 1968 to 1997. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect. Goswami continues to work well into his retirement to continue to demonstrate how science and spirituality could be integrated."
There are numerous video links on Dr. Goswami's work available on YouTube. The following link is to a 25-minute interview with him about the importance of happiness from a physics point of view:
The Biology of Belief
by Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD
"Dr. Lipton has been a mainstream advocate for epigenetics for many years and has taught at several universities on the topic. While his research continues to be largely independent at this time, Dr. Lipton presents the scientific evidence of his findings in this bestselling book that explains in detail the relationship between the environment and a number tester muscle cells. It is Dr. Lipton's belief that a perceived stress in an individual's environment affects the DNA in many ways, and, therefore, influences the way we think and the way we interact with our environment--which ultimately make us ourselves and who we think we are."
Dr. Lipton gives a very detailed 2.5 hours lecture in this video link below:
The 4th Phase of Water
by Dr. Gerald Pollack, PhD
"In this groundbreaking publishing of his work, Dr. Pollack examines water, a substance that has been largely taken for granted by Western science. Dr. Pollack notes that water does indeed have a known 4th state of being in addition to the known states water can be: a solid, liquid or gas ...now Dr Pollack has found it can also take a gelatinous form that has the molecular composition of H3O2, a state in which water can hold a negative electric charge. And when water can hold this negative charge, it means that it is capable of responding to stimulus and performing functions perhaps far more than we ever new possible before. Dr. Pollack feels that he also is just scratching the surface with his discoveries."
This link is to a fantastic 15-minute TED talk where Dr. Pollack lays out, in very simplistic and understandable terms, how water responds to light and can even hold a negative charge which can have profound benefits to our physical health:
Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation
by Dr. Ian Stevenson, PhD
"The late Dr. Stevenson worked out of the University of Virigina School of Medicine right up until his death in 2007, when he was 88 years old. He was the founder and director of the university's Division of Perceptual Studies, where he travelled the world for 40 years, investigating some 3,000 cases of inexplicable illnesses, phobias/philias, misplaced memories and physical traits that do not seem to be able to be explained from environmental response or genetic heredity of the individual. Dr. Stevenson believed that a 3rd influencing factor, a soul transferal process, transfers information from one body to the next, and he published some 16 books on the matter."
...Because Dr. Stevenson is now passed away, some of the video from his lectures are not of the best video quality, but his research continues to followed up on by his predecessors. The first link is to a 30-minute lecture:
The next link is to a three-part video series on reincarnation from the 1990's, not the best in video or audio quality, but profound in information:
The Wheels of Life
by Dr. Anodea Judith, PhD
"Wheels of Life explores the 7 chakra system in extensive detail and takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements?along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you’ll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams."
...This link is to a 3 hour audiobook reading of Dr. Judith's Wheel of Life:
The War on Consciousness
by Dr. Graham Hancock, PhD
While the greater body of Dr. Hancock's work is under debate, and has room for scrutiny and evolution, below is a link to a 20-minute TED talk by him about the psychedelic advantage of mind-expanding experiences with Ayahuasca, a very passionate and interesting lecture:
...And this link is to a 90-minute conversation with Dr. Hancock about exploring "higher" consciousness, healing and life theory: