Especially of interest to those involved with healing and healthcare: The first book to describe contemporary spiritual healing centers in Brazil including a psychiatric hospital where spiritual healers collaborate with conventionally trained healthcare professionals. There are more than 12,000 of these centers in Brazil; 20-40 million Brazilians use this resource for spiritual growth, healing, and to maintain wellness. These Centers welcome people of all religions and cultures, offering effective forms of healing as a free service.
The introduction to the philosophy of Spiritism is presented in a clear, easy to understand manner. The description of the methods for healing used over more than 150 years demonstrate that Brazil has developed an effective model of integrative health care.
The author spent half of each year, 2001-2012, in Brazil studying these centers and hospitals. She is a psychologist, teacher, prolific author and pioneer in the area of healing and spiritual awakening. She suggests that importing components of Brazil's Spiritist Centers could help us improve our ailing healthcare system.