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Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing

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Barbara Ann Brennan's bestselling first book, Hands of Light, established her as one of the world's most gifted healers and teachers. Now, she continues her ground-breaking exploration of the human energy field, or aura -- the source of our experience of health or illness. Drawing on many new developments in her teaching and practice, she shows how we can be empowered as b ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Bantam (first published 1987)
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Jan 17, 2009 is currently reading it
This book is always near by. I may not pick it up for years, but I'm still always in the process of reading it. A guide book about your physical energy.
Sep 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Brennan's second book is more narrowly focused than Hands of Light, making is a much easier read. I love that she expands so much on the topic of self-care and how to assess progress on the mental and spiritual aspects, in particular.

I find the discussion of the energy field, the hara line, tan tien, and core star most fascinating. The channeling from Heyoan is wonderful. I have come to a deep appreciation of channeled information.

There is much practical information in this book to improve the q
Kimberly Nichols
Dec 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Although very interesting in the beginning, it took me a very long time to read this meaty book. Good introduction for those who want to go into work in the energetic healing field but a little heady for just reading material. The author explains her journey as a healer well but I was looking for a little more practical knowledge and instruction after getting through what seemed like major coursework.
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Holley Duffy
Recommended to Erin by: Fred Person
An absolute MUST-HAVE for any energy worker! The knowledge the author shares about the human energy field in this book is so in depth, it requires referring back many times to various chapters to take it all in. I will be purchasing this for my energy work library!
Lillian Hawkins
Dec 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
An easy to understand book on chakras, healing, energy and human interactions with regards to the interplay of the auras.

Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Invaluable tool for the light worker, one who wishes to under the self holistically, and as a reference book for any light worker.
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was not at all what I was looking for. I was hoping for an exploration of energy work rather than a theoretical course on it. I was hoping for an optimistic view of personality/spirituality and Brennan's use of character structures, which hail from Freudian therapy, has the energy of judgment and disdain.

There were many case studies, but they were laden with an energy that was devoid of compassion or basic kindness when describing the type of people who might "suck" your energy.

As an
Natashen'ka Kovalenko
Jul 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
-Love is the experience of being connected to God and to everything else. God is everywhere, in everything. God is above us, below us, all around us, and within us. The divine spark of God is uniquely individual in each of us. It is God individually manifested. We experience it as our inner fountainhead, or the core of our being. The more we are connected to God outside of ourselves, the more we are connected to and bring forth the individuality of the God within. When we are connected to the un ...more
Feb 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I read this book while healing from an injury which required surgery and months of rehabilitation. It took me a year to read it; I ruminated every chapter, there was so much to absorb. Now that I am an LMT, I appreciate this book even more. I continue to see things I did not grasp in the first reading. For me, this book and Hands of Light is a compilation of science, psychology and spirituality rolled into one union. It has helped me understand relationships more dynamically.
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May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely love this book, and also Hands of Light by the same author.
These two books are 'must haves' for any energy worker/light worker.
So much info packed into them.
I find myself always dipping into them both for information, using them
as major references nowadays. <3
Sujata Sahni
As we go through painful experiences in our lives, we automatically try not to feel the pain. We have done this since childhood. We cut off our physical pain by withdrawing our consciousness from the part of our body that is in pain. We cut off our mental and emotional anguish by tensing our muscles and repressing it into the unconscious. To keep it repressed in the unconscious, we create all kinds of distractions in our lives that take our attention away from it. We may not even be aware of the ...more
Javier Brito
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book.
Jan 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
The auric field seems rather complex, but Brennan gives a very straight-forward, detailed explination for how emotions relate to the energy fields and chakras. She uses real cases to demonstrate points and gives readers questions to think about their own experiences.

I've personally felt this book has reaffirmed thoughts I've had regarding the field of intention that Wayne Dyer talks about. This book really put a lot of things into perspective for me.
Tuhina Singh
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Found this book with more holistic in approach than her previous book "Hands of Light". Its become my bedside table book for a while now. Keeps me motivated to not miss my meditation sessions every night. Thanks Barbara!
Robin Morlock
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Equally as good as her first book, "Hands of Light" - great reference material for hands-on healing and learning about auras.
Shamana  Ali
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finally! This book resonated with me fully. It clarified things I didn't know I knew and introduced me to other, useful concepts. Highly recommended.
Apr 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
Read it if you loved 'Hands of Light.'
Deana Morris
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
A reference book rather than a cover to cover read. Fascinating, whichever space on the healing spectrum you occupy.
Sep 11, 2012 added it
Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing,...
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Light Emerging - The Journey of Personal Healing
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: energy workers
Recommended to Emily by: me
Ann Kewley
Excellent great reading.
Aug 11, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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A great book in exploring the possiblities of healing and empowering yourself.
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a great exploration of the personal journey.
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