As a spiritual healer of more than 25 years experience, I can recommend this book to the experienced healer as well as the complete novice. There are very few books about the practical aspect of healing by touch, even though it has been practised in various forms for centuries. Often referred to as faith healing, spirit healing or the 'laying on of hands', this kind of healing is becoming a lot more popular these days. The method discussed in this book is called the King Technique, named for its original inventor, Dr George King, who devised the technique nearly fifty years ago, and which has links to yogic principles of healing through the chakras or psychic centres. The first four chapters deal with the scientific background of new age concepts of consciousness and energy, aspects of mind, psychic and healing power, but the main purpose of the book, which it achieves admirably, is a practical manual of healing technique which anyone can use without needing any prior psychic ability or awareness. Nor is it necessary to undergo extensive (or expensive) training in order to become a healer. This is how I started years ago and it only requires practice of the technique with the right outlook, to enable you occasionally to work a little miracle, or at least make somebody happy! Having explained the simple King Technique, further guidance is given on how to do self-healing and absent healing. The book contains several mental exercises which are very useful in helping to develop psychic awareness and perception of the more subtle influences which will assist healing success. There is also a section in the book dealing with how to become a practitioner of healing, comprising issues such as patient relations, making the patient feel at ease, encouraging the patient to discuss their situation, and so on. This section could well be useful to practitioners of other therapies who might consider using this kind of healing as a supplement to their own practice.