Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The World of Healers

Leonard Dobrzanski is the author of The World of Healers. We are happy to have him share his first book with us on Writers in the Sky blog. Here is a summary and a short interview with Leonard.

The author, an academic philosopher, is confronted with an incurable illness in his nearest family. Incapable of receiving any further help from the medical establishment, he turns to alternative therapists for a remedy. His desperate search for help led him first to open up his mind to investigate the subject of alternative healing. In his book the author describes his numerous meetings with some exceptional healers and experts on healing and gives accounts of the interviews he has conducted with them.

It is characteristic of the author's approach that he manifests a willingness to accept and even be drawn into the world of healing he is describing and at the same time shows the refreshing ability to stand back from it and continue to allow potentials doubts about it. This approach allows the author to create a lively and instructive dialog in the interviews he has conducted with healers and experts. Through the narrative, the author stresses the importance of reassessing the ways we perceive science and health.

In short, the book amounts to a presentation of healing and healers, liberally deprived of all spell-binding subjective enthusiasm but marked by a curiosity and investigative skepticism.

Yvonne: How long did it take to write this book?
Leonard: Two years

Yvonne: How did you publish your book?
Leonard: The original version in Danish was published by Borgen Publishers in Denmark. Sometime later the book was also bought by a Norwegian publisher and published in Norway My own English translation of the book has recently been published by Booklocker com.

Yvonne: Where is your book available? Do you have a Web site or blog where we
can learn more about you or your book?
Leonard: It is available from www.Barnesandnoble.com , www.amazone.com ,
www.amazone.co.uk , www.whsmith.co.uk , www.bookshop.blackwell.co.uk ,
www.booklocker.com , etc. Unfortunately I have not any blog or website of my own. On Amazon, there is description of my book and the table of contents.

Yvonne: As far as marketing, do you do more online publicity or print/radio/TV promotion?
Leonard: So far I have done nothing.

Yvonne: Writers in the Sky can help you with that. If you are interested in ways to get the word out about your book, we offer a wide variety of promotion packages at http://www.yvonneperry.net/Writing_Packages.htm

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