LIGHT THERAPIES A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light
The book Light Therapies - A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light was published in May 2018 by Healing Arts Press, a division of Inner Traditions & Bear Company.
Both very ancient and futuristic, light therapy or light medicine is now based on solid scientific foundations which attest to its numerous therapeutic properties, adding revolutionary aspects to the practice of medicine.
In this encyclopedic work, Anadi Martel gives us a general survey of the most up-to-date research on light therapy and informs us of the numerous ways in which it can be applied.
Speaking to therapists and practitioners as well as all those who could benefit from this research, he shows us the incredible effects that light can have on both physical and mental health - and even on the awakening of consciousness - while offering us precious advice of a practical nature for everyday applications.
“I could not be more delighted to support Anadi Martel in the launch of this absolutely incredible book. Without hesitation, it is the best book on the subject of light and colour I have read in many years.” Dr. Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon), author of Light: Medicine of the Future
“Light Therapies is brilliant, a star among books about light. It is a must-read for everyone interested in the field of light – beginners, experts, lay-people, health and wellness practitioners, teachers and scientists. It covers the broadest spectrum of information about the historic, scientific, healing, and spiritual aspects of light’s past, present and future. Anadi’s clear writing style, the modern page layout and the many illustrations and photos are inviting and easy on the readers’ eyes and mind. Even after my 40-plus years of devoted study of light, I found something new to me and very useful on almost every page of each chapter. Light Therapies is a spectacular achievement. I enjoyed it and recommend it without reservation.” Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D., Dean, College of Syntonic Optometry
"Both conventional and alternative medicines are making new and important therapeutic advances every day, steadily expanding our range of choices for effective prevention and treatment. Sooner or later most of us will be faced with selecting the best approach for maintaining our own health and for handling health conditions that may arise. Few realize that light and color, even though they are so familiar and ever present around us, provide some of the most precious of our treatment options. In this wonderfully detailed and beautifully illustrated book, Anadi Martel has thoroughly documented the present status of this rapidly advancing and very exciting field as has never been done before. As with any medical exploration, it is a story made even more fascinating when Anadi tells us of his meetings with the leading personalities involved, the pioneering and now iconic figures who developed our present understanding. The book comes at a time when more and more people are not well, suffering from accelerating epidemics of major debilitating diseases. Follow Anadi’s remarkable scientific and spiritual journey as he uncovers for us the essence of light and its therapeutic applications. Here you will find the fascinating physics of light described with accuracy that can only be provided by a physicist, but also with the clarity that can only come from a person with a real love and passion for communicating his stories in ways anyone can easily understand. You will discover miraculous features of our eyes, and that there are also several “extraocular” visual pathways. As we move toward the medicine of the future, all of us need to know how light and color can benefit us. Anadi does not hesitate to present the unanswered questions about light – important for the budding researcher looking for topics for exploration. These are questions that can create important discoveries and successful careers. Whether light therapy is a new or an old subject for you, this is the most valuable and enjoyable and up-to-date book you can read. It is no surprise, then, that Anadi has integrated the wisdom he has acquired into a remarkable therapeutic tool called Sensora that harnesses the beneficial properties of both light and sound to provide a peaceful yet powerful healing environment." James L. Oschman, Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine: the scientificbasis
“Plants use light effectively. Why not humans? Would Mother Nature take a strategy developed so effectively for the plant kingdom, and wantonly squander it as she created the animal kingdom? In an articulate and beautifully illustrated book, physicist and long-term president of the International Light Association, Anadi Martel, authoritatively describes therapeutic effects of light in a comprehensive, reader-friendly fashion, beginning with the nature of light and the ancient history of light therapeutics, all the way to the modern, exponentially growing field of science and medicine that uses light as a foundation. The book is liberally sprinkled with highlighted boxes containing little-known facts and fascinating insights. It’s a joy to read. Highly recommended.” Gerald H. Pollack, Ph.D, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington; Executive Director, Institute for Venture Science; Editor-in-chief, WATER; author, The Fourth Phase of Water.
“Light Therapies is the work of a master… so inspiring. Anadi Martel has given us a very, very important gift in this tribute to light, and to chromotherapy. The labour that went into this book is immense. It is a work of reference which will bring much to those who read it, and to the world of light therapy. The style is flowing, which renders the whole of the text very agreeable to read. I believe that it will guide many people to a greater connection with light, as well as encourage numerous others to focus more of their attention in this direction. I warmly recommended the book to my students and recommend it to others as indispensable reading. “ Pierre Van Obberghen, author of Traité de Couleur Thérapie Pratique
“Light Therapieshas succeeded in giving words to very complex concepts, necessary words, the better to intervene in my clinical practice. I find that your book has become a treasure-house of resources for me, an encyclopedia of knowledge without precedent in the field which reflects the new scientific research. Thank you for this.” Roger LeBlanc, MA, CCC., n.d., CETT., Professional Counsellor