William Bengston (b. 1950) is an American sociology professor and practitioner of ‘energy healing’, who has described numerous successful healings of cancer and other serious diseases, and also successful laboratory experiments with mice.
Since the 1980s, experimental parapsychologists have studied distant mental interactions with living systems (DMILS), both humans and small animals. This article looks at the uses of the method in distant healing research.
George Chapman (1921-2006) was a British trance medium reputed to channel the spirit of William Lang (1852-1937), an ophthalmic surgeon. The partnership is said to have brought about numerous healings.
Bereavement therapy based on EMDR, said by practitioners to bring relief by facilitating healing visions of deceased loved-ones.
Assesses the quality and outcomes of research into forms of complementary and alternative medicine: intercessory prayer, therapeutic touch, Reiki and Johrei and other forms of spiritual or distant healing.
Describes explorations by NDE researcher Raymond Moody of a mirror-gazing technique used by ancient Greeks to contact the dead, here used for therapeutic purposes.
Spirit Release Therapy (SRT) is a clinical treatment sometimes used with patients who appear to be ‘possessed’ by a harmful spirit entity, and who have not responded to conventional psychotherapy or psychiatric methods.