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The Practice of Dream Healing: Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine (New)

by Tick, Edward

Publisher: Quest Books

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780835607995, 0835607992

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"Ed Tick unites a scholar's knowledge with a psychotherapist's insight and compassion. Like the author of The Iliad, he has the voice of incantation and high poetry.. "---from the foreword by Stephen Larsen, Ph. D.

Putting soul back into healing, this book paves the way for a truly holistic medicine.

The Greek god Asklepios was revered throughout the ancient world for the miraculous healings he accomplished during his patients' dreams. The salutary results are well documented in classical literature and in thousands of recorded fragments and inscriptions.

For two decades, Dr. Edward Tick has researched and applied this age-old art in contemporary settings. Now he leads us through myth and history on an imaginal pilgrimage based on actual journeys he has made with clients to ancient healing sites. He also provides techniques we can use anywhere, without the help of specialists. His radical model shows how a consulting room, hospital, or any place of rest can be a haven for the recovery of the whole person.

A review in Dream Time the Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, concludes with "The Practice of Dream Healing is many different books woven into one fascinating whole: travelogue, personal journey, historical narrative, mythological study, psychological inquiry. As travel writing and personal narrative, it is compelling and enjoyable to read; as historical, psychological, and philosophical inquiry, it has much to offer contemporary dreamworkers and others in the healing professions."

Edward Tick, Ph.D., has practiced psychotherapy since 1975. He began treating severely traumatized Vietnam veterans in 1979. By the mid-1980s, he was convinced that more radical transformative techniques were necessary to heal the deep wounds to the soul each survivor endured. Thus, he embarked on a worldwide exploration of traditional healing practices. He began teaching the Greek tradition and leading healing and growth workshops in the early 1990s. Since 1995, he has led eight healing journeys to Greece and Turkey, during which he has focused on the powerful dream healing techniques of Asklepios.

He is the director and senior psychotherapist of Sanctuary: A Center for Mentoring the Soul in Albany, New York.

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