Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field, by Barbara Ann Brennan, is a scientist’s look at the field of bioenergetic healing, offering specific techniques towards expanding perceptual tools of healing, seeing auras, understanding psychodynamics and the human energy field, and spiritual healing. Trained as a physicist and psychotherapist, Brennan has spent the last 15 years studying the human energy field and working as a healer. Hands of Light goes beyond conventional, objective knowledge while retaining scientific clarity. It details a study of the human energy field and how it is intimately connected to a person’s health and well being and contains essential information for anyone involved in healing and conscious health care, including people seeking to heal themselves. Science and spirituality may currently be at odds, but fortunately there will always be scientists who are spiritual seekers, and it is in the mingling of the two worlds where wisdom is born. –Jodie Buller
“Barbara Brennan’s work is mind-opening. Her concepts of the role disease plays and how healing is achieved certainly fit in with my experience.”
— Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
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With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with fifteen years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness, health and their full potential.
Our physical bodies exist within a larger “body,” a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience of reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves.
This energy body — only recently verified by scientists, but long known to healers and mystics — is the starting point of all illness. Here, our most powerful and profound human interactions take place, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances.
“Hands of Light is your guide to a new wholeness. It offers:
– A new paradigm for the human, in health, relationship, and disease
– An understanding of how the human energy field looks, functions, is disturbed, healed, and interacts with friends and lovers.
– Training in the ability to see and interpret auras
– Medically verified case studies of healing people from all walks of life with a variety of illnesses.
– Guidelines for healing the self and others.
– The author’s personal and intriguing life adventure which gives us a model for growth, courage and possibilities for expanded consciousness
About the Author
Barbara Ann Brennan is a healer, therapist, and scientist who has devoted more than twenty years of research and exploration of the human energy field. Following an advanced degree in atmospheric physics from the University of Wisconsin, she worked as a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She trained in bioenergetic and core energetic therapy at the Institute for Psychophysical Synthesis and at the Community of the Whole Person in Washington, D.C. She was in the first graduating class of Dr. John Pierrakos’ Institute for the New Age, now known as the Institute of Core Energetics in New York City.
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THE HEALING EXPERIENCE
During my years of practice as a healer, I have had the privilege of working with many delightful people. Here are a few of them, and their stories, who make the day in the life of a healer so fulfilling.
My first client on a day in October 1984 was a woman in her late twenties named Jenny. Jenny is a vivacious school teacher about 5′5″ tall, with large blue eyes and dark hair. She is known to her friends as the lavender lady because she loves and wears lavender all the time. Jenny also has a part-time flower business and makes exquisite floral arrangements for weddings and other festive occasions. At that time, she had been married for several years to a successful advertising man. Jenny had had a miscarriage several months earlier and had not been able to get pregnant again. When Jenny went to her physician to see why she was unable to conceive, she received some bad news. After many tests and opinions from several other physicians, it was agreed that she should have a hysterectomy as soon as possible. There were abnormal cells in her uterus where the placenta had been attached. Jenny was frightened and distraught. She and her husband had waited to start their family until they were more financially sound. Now, there appeared to be no chance of that.
The first time Jenny came to me, in August of that year, she didn’t tell me any of her medical history. She just said, “I need your help. Tell me what you see in my body. I need to make an important decision.”
During the healing session, I scanned her energy field, or aura, using my “High Sense Perception” (HSP). I “saw” some abnormal cells inside the uterus on the lower left side. At the same time, I “saw” the circumstances around the miscarriage. The abnormal cells were located where the placenta had been attached. I also “heard” words that described Jenny’s condition and what to do about it. What I heard was that Jenny needed to take a month off, go to the ocean, take specific vitamins, stay on a specific diet and meditate daily, spending at least two hours a day alone. Then after spending the month healing herself, she should return to the normal medical world and be tested again. I was told that the healing was completed and that she didn’t need to return to me. During the healing I received information about her psychological attitude and how that was affecting her inability to heal herself. She blamed herself for the miscarriage. As a result, she was placing undue stress upon herself and was preventing her body from healing itself after the miscarriage. I was told (and this is the hard part for me) that she should not go to another physician for at least a month because the different diagnoses and pressures to have a hysterectomy were adding greatly to the stress. Her heart was breaking because she wanted a child so badly. She was somewhat relieved when she left my office and said she would think about everything that had happened in the healing session.
In October, when Jenny came again, the first thing she did was to give me a big hug and a sweet little poem thanking me. Her medical tests were normal. She had spent August taking care of friends’ children on Fire Island. She kept to her diet, took her vitamins and spent a good deal of time alone practicing self-healing. She decided to wait a few more months and then try to get pregnant again. A year later I heard that Jenny gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
My second client that October day was Howard. He is the father of Mary, whom I treated some time ago. Mary had had a class-three Pap smear (precancerous condition) that cleared up in about six healings. She has had normal Pap smears for several years now. Mary, a nurse herself, founded and directs a nursing organization that gives updates of skills training to nurses and also supplies nurses to hospitals in the Philadelphia area. She became interested in my work and regularly refers clients to me.
Howard had been seeing me for several months. He was a blue-collar worker but had retired. He is a delightful person to work with. When he first came to me, he was gray and had constant heart pain. He had difficulty even walking across a room without getting tired. After the first healing, his complexion was rosy, and the pain went away. After two months of weekly healings, he was dancing again. Mary and I have worked together to combine healing by laying on of hands with herbal medications prescribed by a Naturopathic Physician to clear his arteries of plaque. On that day I continued to balance and strengthen his field. His improvement was obvious to his physicians and his friends.
Another client I saw that day was Ed. He first came to me because he had wrist problems. The joints in his arms and wrist were getting weaker and weaker. He also had pain when he had orgasm during intercourse. He had had a weak back for some time, and now the weakness had progressed so much that he could not carry anything, not even a few dishes. In the first healing I gave him, I “saw” from his auric field that his coccyx (tailbone) had been injured when he was about 12. At the time of the injury, he had a great deal of trouble dealing with the burgeoning sexual feelings he experienced at puberty. The accident diminished these, and he was better able to cope.
His coccyx was jammed to the left and could not move in its normal way to assist in pumping the cerebral spinal fluid through its normal pathway. This caused a great imbalance and debility in his whole energy system. The next step in this degenerating process was a weakening of the lower back, then the middle and then the upper back. Each time he would weaken from lack of energy flow in one part of his body, another part would try to compensate for this weakness. He started carrying a lot of tension in the joints of his arms, and finally they gave way and became weak. This entire weakening process took years.
Ed and I had a successful healing process over several months’ time. First we worked with energy flow to unjam the coccyx, realign it, and then increase and balance the energy flow through his system. Little by little all his strength had come back. That afternoon the only symptom he had left was a little weakness in his left wrist. But before I attended to that, I again balanced and strengthened his whole energy field. Then I “spent extra time allowing healing energy to flow into his wrist.
The last client I saw that day was Muriel, an artist and the wife of a well-known surgeon. This was her third appointment with me. Three weeks earlier she had appeared in my office with a greatly enlarged thyroid. In that first appointment, I again used my High Sense Perception (HSP) to gather information about Muriel’s condition. I could see that the enlarged thyroid was not due to cancer and that with just two healings combined with the medication her doctors had prescribed for her, the enlargement would disappear. I saw that no surgery would be needed. She confirmed that she had already been to several physicians, who had given her medication to shrink the thyroid. They said the medication would reduce it some, but she would still need surgery, and that there was a chance it was cancer. Surgery was scheduled the week after our second appointment. I gave her the two healings a week apart. By the time she got to surgery, there was no need for the operation; the physicians were very surprised. She came back that day to make sure everything was restored to normal health. It was.
How do these seemingly miraculous events take place? What am I doing to help these people? The process I use is called laying-on of hands, faith healing or spiritual healing. It is not at all a mysterious process, but very straightforward, although many times very complicated. It is a procedure that involves rebalancing the energy field, which I call the Human Energy Field that exists around each of us. Everyone has an energy field or aura that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body. This energy field is intimately associated with health. High Sense Perception is a way of perceiving things beyond the normal ranges of human senses. With it one can see, hear, smell, taste and touch things that cannot normally be perceived. High Sense Perception is a type of seeing” in which you perceive a picture in your mind without the use of your normal vision. It is not imagination. It is sometimes referred to as clairvoyance. HSP reveals the dynamic world of fluid interacting life energy fields around and through all things. For most of my life I have been in a dance with the living sea of energy in which we exist. Through this dance I have discovered that this energy supports us, nourishes us, gives us life. We sense each other with it; we are of it; it is of us.
With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with fifteen years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness, health and their full potential. Our physical bodies exist within a larger “body,” a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience of reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves. This energy body — only recently verified by scientists, but long known to healers and mystics — is the starting point of all illness. Here, our most powerful and profound human interactions take place, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances. Hands of Light is your guide to a new wholeness. It offers:• A new paradigm for the human, in health, relationship, and disease• An understanding of how the human energy field looks, functions, is disturbed, healed, and interacts with friends and lovers.• Training in the ability to see and interpret auras• Medically verified case studies of healing people from all walks of life with a variety of illnesses.• Guidelines for healing the self and others.• The author’s personal and intriguing life adventure which gives us a model for growth, courage and possibilities for expanded consciousness