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Healing as a sacred path : a story of personal, medical, and spiritual transformation
Keck, L. Robert, 1935-
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West Chester, Pa. : Chrysalis Books, [2002]

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xvi, 312 pages ; 24 cm
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BL65.M4 K34 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"Healing as a Sacred Path" is an invitation by the author to explore the role that spirituality plays in promoting heath and healing. He starts with the story of his own struggles with polio and a broken back, which doctors predicted would lead to lifetime of paralysis and crippling pain. Instead, Keck experienced healing, and although he continued to face challenges, he was able to rise above and help motivate others to do the same.

The book also looks at the changing role of spirituality in healing and how our personal heath issues are affected by the cultural and medical paradigm in which we live. He concludes by describing what he perceives as the future of healthcare -- a synergy between faith and medicine that will ultimately empower patients to take charge of their own cure.

Author Notes

L. Robert Keck is the inaugural senior fellow at the Foundation for Global Community in Palo Alto, California

Table of Contents

An Invitationp. ix
Part I A Personal Story: To Hell and Back
1 The Soul of an Athlete in the Makingp. 3
2 A Soul-Quake of Maximum Magnitudep. 37
3 Another Journey to Hell and Backp. 51
Part II The Medical Story: Past and Present
4 Miracles in Medical Exilep. 81
5 The Emerging Synergy: Medicine and Spiritualityp. 106
Part III The Future Story of Miraculous Healing
6 An Ecology of The Heart: Nature and Animalsp. 133
7 An Ecology of The Heart: Peoplep. 164
8 Awakening the Healer Within: Consider the Whalep. 183
9 Awakening the Healer Within: the Ultimate "Rule"p. 222
10 Miracles-in-progress: It's about Timep. 252
Conclusion: Author-izing Your Own Story of Healingp. 287
Notesp. 291
Gratitudesp. 299
A Call for Storiesp. 301
Indexp. 303
About the Authorp. 313