"These are some of the books that I have found to be of interest on the subject of healing, mysticism, creativity and madness" Hywel Davies
The Evidence For Spirit Healing: A Challenge to Medicine and the Church
by Harry Edwards, Spiritualist Press, 1953
This book is a provocative challenge to all who discount the reality of spirit healing. It features the activities of Harry Edwards, a man whom many regard as the world’s greatest healer today (1953).
To the Churches, it should be a clarion call to “go and do likewise”. To the medical profession, it constitutes an intriguing challenge to its precepts and materialistic outlook.
Proof of Heaven: A Neuro-Surgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife
Eminent neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander always considered himself a man of science. His unwavering belief in evidence-based medicine fuelled a career in some of the top institutions in the world. But all this was set to change.
One morning in 2008, he fell into a coma after suffering a rare form of bacterial meningitus. Scans of his brain revealed massive damage. He was not expected to survive. As his family prepared themselves for the worst, something miraculous happened. Dr. Alexander’s brain went from total near inactivity to awakening. He woke a changed man, certain of the infinite reach of the soul, certain of a life beyond death.
Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations
Spiritual maverick Matthew Fox believes that through the ages, religious patriachal hierarchy and rigidity have obscured Christianity’s most beneficial and essential teachings: those that arise out of personal, mystical experiences of the Divine. A true religious renewal, according to Fox, can arise only through the mystical dimension of faith. In this book, he offers a wide-ranging collection of quotations from Christianity’s greatest mystics and prophets of the past two thousand years. They include Julian of Norwich, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Thomas Aquinas, Teresa of Avila and Jesus. Fox explores and celebrates the mystical path with insightful commentary on the thoughts and revelations of some of the history’s greatest religious visionaries.
Godhead: The Brain’s Big Bang: The Explosive Origin of Creativity, Mysticism and Mental Illness
In Godhead: The Brain’s big bang the authors show why the science and mysticism are two essential aspects of human functioning, both linked with the human vulnerability to mental illness. You will encounter breakthroughs about the origin of information on the universe, consciousness, time, autism, psychosis, imagination, cave art, stone circles, ancient Egypt, Gnosticism, Sufism inter alia. Through the lens of cultural history, poetry, psychology and a wealth of new insights, they not only throw fresh light on ancient civilisations but also meet head on the cultural mysteries at the heart of science today.
The Spiritual Gift of Madness: The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride Movement
Many of the great prophets of the past experienced madness – a breakdown followed by a breakthrough, spiritual death followed by rebirth. With the advent of modern psychiatry, the budding prophets of today are captured into chronic mental patients before they can flower into the visionaries and mystics they were intended to become. As we approach the tipping point between extinction and global spiritual awakening there is a deep need for these prophets to be free to embrace their spiritual gifts. To make this happen we must learn to respect the sanctity of madness. We need to cultivate mad pride.
Lorna Byrne,Hodder & Stoughton,2012
In this book Irish mystic Lorna Byrne brings a vital,urgent communication from above for these challenging times. Lorna sees angels with as much clarity as the rest of us see people and she speaks to them every day. In the past Lorna has talked about her life,and how the angels prepared her to deliver a message to the world. This book contains her message of hope, and this message is for you.
“Angels in my Hair” (2008) is now an international best seller,translated into 24 languages and published in more than 50 countries.