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Inspirations: Larry Dossey on the Healing Power of Prayer (2012)
Dr. Larry Dossey has done as much as anyone to establish the connection between science and spirituality. His pioneering book Healing Words, published more than 20 years ago, is now used as a textbook in more than 80 medical schools. But acceptance wasn’t so widespread at first. In this wide-ranging and revealing conversation, Dr. Dossey and Lisa Garr discuss the past, present and future of healing and medicine.
Dr. Dossey describes his own skepticism in his early doctoring days, even resisting a case he observed of a man with terminal lung cancer who not only survived but was also restored to complete health when the only therapy the patient received was prayer. But when early studies produced data showing a positive impact for prayer on healing, Dr. Dossey realized he was not properly serving his patients if he ignored any effective treatment. The more deeply he looked into this power of prayer, the more he came to recognize its significance. Today, he remains one of the leading experts in this field, and he shares with us his belief that your healing intentions and prayers can and do make a difference – not only for you, but for the health of others as well.