Grad, Bernard Raymond
October 1994
Journal of Religion & Psychical Research;Oct94, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p182
Academic Journal
Discusses some clinical and experimental concerns about the laying on of hands. Process by which healers operate; Review of research in the area of bioenergetic phenomena.


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