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The Mystery of Life Energy

Biofield Healing, Phantom Limbs, Group Energetics, and Gaia Consciousness

Foreword by David Feinstein
Published by Bear & Company
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Explores the wealth of evidence for the reality of the biofield

• Describes how energy therapies are now gaining acceptance due to irrefutable proof of their effectiveness for clinical conditions from PTSD to phantom limb pain

• Examines the power of group energetics and team chemistry in sports and in society

• Explains how megalithic sacred sites are aligned with Earth’s subtle energies and explores the energetics of crop circles and global consciousness

Examining the wealth of evidence supporting the reality of the human biofield, Eric Leskowitz, M.D., explores the role of life energy in healing therapies and outlines its many manifestations at the individual, group, and global levels. He shows how energy therapies have been taboo in the West and reveals irrefutable evidence for their clinical benefits. He also describes the obstacles he faced in his own attempts to bring these holistic approaches into the world of academic medicine.

The author’s detailed exploration of phantom limb pain shows that this phenomenon is not a psychosomatic creation of the brain but is a tangible energetic structure: the human biofield in action. He explores group energetics and team chemistry, revealing how group situations—a concert, a meditation retreat, a sporting event—create their own energetic power. He shows how Stonehenge and other megaliths were built in alignment with Earth’s own energy meridians, and he proposes that the mysterious phenomenon of crop circles may be emerging in harmony with Earth’s subtle energies.

Blending hard science with ancient healing wisdom, the author reveals how we can all thrive together by remembering our shared energetic roots and our undeniable interconnectedness through the global web of life energy and consciousness itself.

About The Author

Eric Leskowitz, M.D., is a retired Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychiatrist who practiced pain management for more than 25 years at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is the author/editor of four books. His documentary about group energies and sports, The Joy of Sox, aired nationally on PBS in 2012. He lives in Western Massachusetts.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Bear & Company (April 9, 2024)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781591434863

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Raves and Reviews

“This book ranges from the clinical to the scientific to the far out, all leavened with a quirky sense of humor that helps the medicine go down. It will take you right up to the edge of what you might believe is possible.”

– JOAN BORYSENKO, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

“Dr. Leskowitz builds his thesis on the observation that Western medicine has become ‘complacent.’ And he builds it powerfully with so many juicy examples outside the accepted paradigm, making the book a page-turner, so much fun to read!”

– DONNA EDEN, author of the award-winning Energy Medicine

“In this provocative and engaging book, Dr. Leskowitz shares uncensored insights into topics rarely discussed in orthodox medicine. He argues that medicine can only benefit from going beyond its focus on reductionism and the tangible material world. This book will help you understand the apparently paradoxical phrase, ‘I’ll see it when I believe it.’”

– Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

“Ahead of the curve and just in the nick of time, Dr. Leskowitz’s work is exactly what is needed now if we are ever to harness what is actually true about human potential. Witty and insightful in its transformative revealing of a more enlightened world of healing and forward thinking. This is a must read on every level.”

– Dr. Sue Morter, author of The Energy Codes

“When a Harvard Medical School physician tells us something that’s absolutely vital to our health and well-being, we should pay close attention. Dr. Leskowitz tells this story, which is firmly grounded in both ancient and modern worldviews and presages a coming revolution in medicine and beyond.”

– Dean Radin, Ph.D., chief scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, and author of Real Magic

“This fascinating introduction to life energy and its healing potential brings together all of the key perspectives on the topic. The author’s engaging narrative style, his wry sense of humor, and his half-century of practice as a psychiatrist have given him a bird’s-eye perspective that encompasses both conventional and integrative medicine.”

– Dawson Church, Ph.D., author of The Genie in Your Genes

“Dr. Leskowitz proposes a cartography that will be useful to anyone interested in phenomena on the energy spectrum. These include prehistoric stone circles, phantom limbs, sports events, rock concerts, and people exuding charisma. He concludes by explaining ‘how it works,’ a true tour de force.”

– Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., affiliated distinguished faculty at the California Institute of Integral St

“Dr. Leskowitz has dropped a big rock in the pond, and the ripples are making waves. By building upon considerable scientific evidence, Dr. Leskowitz’s 40 years of work has dramatically pushed out integrative healing practices for chronic pain management, even in the NFL. A new day is happening!”

– David Meggyesy, ex-NFL linebacker, author of Out of Their League

“Dr. Leskowitz elegantly discusses a broad spectrum of human energy topics with irreverent humorous stories and brilliant scientific insights that encourage us to embrace a new metaphor for healing based on an energetic paradigm. If you want to know how to make your heart frequencies more coherent and get into the zone of peak performance, this book is for you!”

– Larry Burk, M.D., CEHP, author of Let Magic Happen

“An excellent book that includes many extraordinary aspects of life energy and its relevance to science and medicine. Ancient mystics understood and modern physicists know that all is vibration. Now you can too! Whether you’re new to the subject or have been studying it for a long time, The Mystery of Life Energy has something in it for everyone.”

– Jonathan Goldman, author of Healing Sounds

“A grounded guide to sovereign self-management inside the broader context of the global consciousness elevation. If you’re looking to elevate your life energy management, you’ll find valuable wisdom inside this book.”

– David Gruder, Ph.D., founding president of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

“A seriously good book, inviting you to look at the many faces of life energy, literally. A guide-by-example to interesting aspects of consciousness and how to learn from them.”

– Roger Nelson, director of the Global Consciousness Project

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