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Author Dossey, Larry, 1940-

Title Prayer is good medicine : how to reap the healing benefits of prayer / Larry Dossey.

Imprint San Francisco, CA : HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Eucalyptus  291.43 D741p 1996    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 249 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245).
Contents Testing prayer is an act of worship -- Experiments in prayer can help heal the religion/science split -- The impact of prayer experiments on religious beliefs -- The scientific understanding of prayer is limited -- Prayer is not just a placebo -- Prayer is not required to go anywhere -- Evaluating the criticism that "prayer kills" -- Celebrating the diversity of prayer -- Prayer and false hope -- Praying for others without their consent -- Using public funds for prayer research -- Medical malpractice and the failure to use prayer -- Would you want a doctor who prays? -- The universe is prayer -- Prayer is an attitude of the heart -- Prayer is what it needs to be -- A prayer for prayer -- Distinguishing between religion and prayer -- The body does not distinguish between prayer and meditation -- Ordinary magic -- Credentials don't matter in prayer -- Children are prayer -- Four-legged forms of prayer -- A doctor tests prayer -- Overcoming ambivalence and confusion about prayer -- Who can benefit from prayer? -- When we need to pray, we will -- There is no best way to pray -- More prayer is not always better -- Choosing to pray privately or publicly depends on our temperament -- You can pray in your dreams -- Glimpsing the infinite -- Forgiving ourselves for getting sick -- Praying "Thy will be done" -- Praying for corn in Iowa -- The answer isn't always yes -- Be careful what you ask for -- Beware of negative prayer -- Prayer helps us be warriors, not worriers.
Summary An authority on the mind/body connection explores the healing power of prayer, examining the ways in which prayer can help alleviate anxiety and promote health, and offering an inspirational guide on how to use prayer effectively.
Subject Healing -- Religious aspects.
Healing -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst00952712
Prayer. (OCoLC)fst01074680
Healing-Religious aspects -- Payer.
Mental Healing. (DNLM)D008602
ISBN 0062514237 (cloth)
9780062514233 (cloth)
0062514245 (pbk.)
9780062514240 (pbk.)

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