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The Healer: Heart and Hearth
by John Diamond MD   

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Books by John Diamond MD
· The Way of the Pulse: Drumming With Spirit
· The Healing Power of Blake: A Distillation
· The Veneration of Life: Through the Disease to the Soul
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Publisher:  Enhancement Books ISBN-10:  1890995223 Type: 


Copyright:  Apr 1 2000

A profound insight into the healer, the sufferer and the healing environment, this deeply inspiring book goes beyond the realm of medicine to a place where healing begins.

Vital Health Publishing
The Diamond Center

This major statement by one of our foremost holistic healers suggests a new and wholly original understanding of the role of the healer and of the sufferer representing the culmination of Dr. John Diamond's over forty year of experience in traditional and holistic therapies. Among his other works are the best-selling books, Your Body Doesn't Lie and Life Energy.


I would like to consider my profession as being what Freud called "a new profession of secular minister of the soul."

But instead of just minister, which can also have religious connotations, rather a healer. A healer of soul suffering, a healer of the spirit. Not a spiritual healer, for I don't think of myself as healing by spirit, but instead helping a sufferer overcome his pain by encouraging the workings of the Healing Power of his own Spirit, which I refer to as his Life Energy.

But before I can help him to heal himself, help him to invoke his Spirit, his Healing Power, he must ask himself at his deepest level, if he really wants to be healed. The clearer he is of the exact nature of his suffering, the easier it will be for him to be healed.

A major part of my work is to help him to go into himself, deeply, honestly. To find the precise fulcrum point of his pain. Once we do, it is so easy to tip the balance for life and love.

Professional Reviews

EastWest Journal
A rare blend of psychiatrist, traditional healer and spiritual guide. He has combined an eclectic array of cultural and healing arts to address the intractable issues of the human soul. This is a man who speaks plainly and clearly about spiritual matters.

Richard A. Lippin, M.D., Founding President, International Arts-Medicine Association
Strong medicine for our troubled times - loving and wise words - a book not only to read but to carry with you!

Bryan Hubbard, What Doctors Don't Tell You
One of the world's few true Healers.

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Reviewed by Lois Henderson 3/7/2011
At the start of The Healer: Heart and Hearth we are invited into a Sanctuary, “a holy place of refuge where you will feel safe and loved.” The creator of this prose and poetry ensemble, the renowned holistic healer, Dr. John Diamond, states that it is there that we can at last become our true and deepest Self, with none other than he as our most intimate chaperon and envisioned mentor. In this prayerful and sensitively worded guide, he helps us on our spiritual journey through encouraging us to partake in strengthening visualization exercises, emphasizing that it is only on our discovery of the Belovedness of our own mothers that we can start to heal.

The Healer: Heart and Hearth is filled with Diamond’s evocative and heartfelt poems, or aphorisms, most of which are no longer than five lines long. His diction is as natural and unforced as the milk that flows from the untroubled maternal breast. He eases our pain through his insight and empathy and he allows the close warmth of the relationship that he has with his reader to enable the latter to transcend the specific moment so as to become at one with the movement and eternal timeframe of the Universe. The sincerity of this esteemed wellness practitioner breaks down all of our defenses so that we feel accepted and comforted, able to aspire to become fully what we were originally intended to be.

Starting out with an exploration of what it means to him to be a holistic healer, Diamond then traces the etymology of such words as “hearth,” “host,” and “guest.” By revealing how such words came into being and how they have come to mean what they do today, he familiarizes the reader with the world as he sees it. Not only that, but he also shows how he cuts to the core of the pivotal essence of life, so that all confusion is removed and the crux of our natural existence is laid bare.

Coming from a linguistic base, Diamond then moves on to discuss the aspirational and inspirational nature of music. The serenity and calmness of his voice is heard as a conduit by which we can aspire to explore the intensity of our own responses to our environs and beyond. Rapturously, we as readers are swayed into a state of blissful tranquility, in which we can start to heal ourselves. The wholeness of Diamond’s approach transforms our twenty-first century tendency to be hypercritical of all that we read and see into a willingness to be elevated by both his poetry and his prose. Ultimately, then, we are able, without skepticism, to appreciate his idealization of the healer as standing “openhearted, arms outstretched.”

Books by
John Diamond MD

The Way of the Pulse: Drumming With Spirit

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The Healer: Heart and Hearth

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The Healing Power of Blake: A Distillation

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The Veneration of Life: Through the Disease to the Soul

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