I came to lying face down, unable to move. The lift appeared to be rising slowly, and the door automatically opened. People were gathered outside (I later found out that the crash had been heard all over the building), and I was carried out to an ambulance and taken to a hospital. My life from that moment on was never the same.
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We've heard the story before. A patient slips into a coma and
nearly dies. He experiences lights,
colors, and landscapes, all while disconnected from his body. Messages
are imparted, deep feelings are felt, and then he is sucked back
into the material world, his whole perspective changed. The difference this time is that the patient is a neurosurgeon.
An unprecedented kind of mind has suddenly appeared during the last couple of millennia. Enflamed and encrusted with growths like the insupportable noggin of the
elephant man, this self cannot help but look upon the world to
presuppose a somewhat larger Self: the One and Only CEO and Sole
Manufacturer of Absolutely Everything.
"I became interested in hands-on healing from the vantage point of a skeptic — someone who doesn't know the answer. I still don't know why some
people heal. If they were a believer in this healing stuff, it tended to take
longer to heal than if they were a skeptic."
–In this interview, sociologist William Bengston discusses his decades of research in hands-on healing.