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Selections from Dr. Bernie Siegel's Peace, Love and Healing

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Part Two
Part Three

Selections from Love, Medicine and Miracles

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

An essay by Dr. Bernie Siegel titled, "Love, the Healer," in Healers on Healing:

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Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

Selections from 365 Prescriptions for the Soul:

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Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Bernie Siegel

Bernie Siegel, M.D., is a surgeon and the author of several books on healing.  His first book, Love, Medicine and Miracles, was considered a landmark commentary on the process of inner and outer healing. During his medical career, Dr. Bernie Siegel has practiced surgery in New Haven and has taught at Yale University.  In 1978, he started ECaP (Exceptional Cancer Patients), a form of individual and group therapy for recovering patients. 

Peace, Love and Healing

In the introduction to Peace, Love and Healing (review or buy), Dr. Bernie Siegel writes: "Since writing Love, Medicine and Miracles, I've received an outpouring of letters and calls from people thanking me for helping them find the path to healing... My emphasis in this new book is on self-healing, that ability given to us by our Creator and too long neglected by medicine."

Love, Medicine and Miracles

Love, Medicine and Miracles (review or buy) was Dr. Bernie Siegel's first book, and was a bestseller for many months after its publication.  The book supports the idea that unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system.  In this excerpt, Dr. Siegel talks about how his own "dark night" as a surgeon led him to seek for new approaches to healing.

Healers on Healing

Dr. Bernie Siegel writes the first essay, "Love, the Healer" in the wonderful anthology of essays, Healers on Healing (review or buy)Healers on Healing contains essays by noted therapists, authors and healers including Larry Dossey, Louise Hay, Carl Simonton, Stephen Levine, Gerald Jampolsky, Ram Dass, and many more.

365 Prescriptions for the Soul

In 365 Prescriptions for the Soul (review or buy), Dr. Bernie Siegel offers bite-sized insights with his unique blend of heart-touching humor and wisdom. Each entry introduces a topic accompanied by an inspirational quote and a "Soulution of the Day." Designed to fit into a busy schedule, the meditations are also easy to understand. They can help create a sense of well-being by pointing the way to more peaceful, loving, and conscious living.