BBcorelightFor those practicing energy healing, Barbara Ann Brennan is the platinum standard of the Energy Medicine. She has just published her new book, Core Light Healing: My Personal Journey and Advanced Healing Concepts for Creating the Life You Long to Live, her third book. The information in this and her previous books lay a strong foundation for the practice of Energy Medicine.

Is it a total foundation? It may not be the total foundation, yet this information is very accurate on the structure of the Human Energy Field and interactions between people. These collections of books represent over 35 years of practice and research.

The field of Energy Medicine is constantly being added to and subtracted from through research and development as all  scientific research goes through.  Some Energy Medicine practitioners have brought in many other types of healing methods through their own soul interests and their guidance. This is an ever-expanding field of study and practice as in any field of interest there is on our earth. Just as mechanical physics expanded in to quantum physics, so does this field of working with subtle energies of the human form.

Previous books:

In 1988, she released the cornerstone of all energy healing, Hands of Light; A Guide to Healing through the Human Energy Fields. This is a must read for anyone practicing Energy Medicine, no matter what form, style or title. This book offers explanations of our energy anatomy, how people develop the blocks, illnesses and distortions through their life, and what the HEF (Human Energy Field) does in response to all kinds of stimulus.

In providing sessions, Brennan receives intuitive information about her clients and can see repetitive patterns, blocks and misalignment in the HEF fields of her clients indicating common roots underlying their difficulties. Her books contain drawings of energy fields, chakras, and different patterns of defense and a clairvoyant’s view of healing in action.


In her investigation of how we develop patterns of interaction with each other, she also reveals how that can be healed. In the course of her research she provides information on our seven-layer model of the HEF, each layer being structured of differing frequencies and kinds of energy and performing different functions.

Brennan views the chakras as transformers that receive and process conscious energy, as well as enabling expression and healthy functioning of the individual’s own consciousness and psycho-physical make-up.


In Hands of Light, she gives healers the method she develop call “Chelation” which is the foundation of her work. In this process, the practitioners move energy up through the Hara, and through minor and major chakras to facilitate movement of misaligned energies out of their stuck positions and adding conscious energy for the client to build past previous blocks.

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Hands of Light ushered me in to this field of work. A group of about 20 people, including myself gathered twice a month and studied this book, page by page for almost a year.  Some chapters put us in to a deep self-analysis, observing the patterns of energy that we use daily without a thought. We also took time to fully interpret the Chelation pattern provided in this book and worked on each other, sharing feedback and insights. It was such fun and delight to dive deep in to energy healing.

By 1993 she released her second book Light Emerging; The Journey of Personal Healing. Brennan goes deeper in to the science of human energy interactions, self-defense patterns we develop as children and who we use them with so many wonderful illustrations that show energy in motion.


In her research she developed more depth about our energy anatomy which all starts with our Core Star, Our Core Star is our individual divinity, one with the universal divinity. The Hara line then comes in to action to manifest all of our physicality.

The Hara line term is used in BBSH  teaching for what some also call the pranic tube, or tube of light through many ancient teachings. The clarity of function provided in Brennans books is part of the EM foundation for healing.

In Brennan’s books, she shows how our energy fields are layered from the inside outwards and also how each chakra behaves in each field, structured or unstructured. She discussed the fields and chakras without separation of the two as they are an integral part of how our energy moves. The study of one without the other is just not enough.

Each of her books offer long study in to the HEF interactions. We are all connected through energy dynamics still being discovered and verified. Many other energy dynamic have been verified and documented in which Brennan shares through her work.

Our relationships provide many energetic exchanges, some healthy and some not so healthy. Learning how to work with our HEF creates healthy patterns and successful ways to get our needs met. As an individual, we develop our fluid energy systems as we grow, we might change or alter the flow, and others respond to our energy patterns. Learning how to set our energy patterns towards a  balanced course is the basis of energy healing.

Core Light Healing

Core Light Healing; My Personal Journey and Advanced Healing Concepts for Creating the Life You Long For is newly released this year. Brennan deepens the understanding of our energy anatomy, in very clear terminology and examples in this book. She explains her own childhood and personal healing journey which helps to show the practical side of working with subtle energies.

Brennan provides illustrations with technical explanations on how we can work on our own energy bodies through understanding what might be going on. She clarifies the basis foundation for “how energy works” through reintroducing the basic principles of our Human Energy Conscious Systems (HECS) where she clearly includes that “consciousness” is an integral part of us and the substance of the some of the energy anatomy and how it is utilized for personal creations.

When we know what we are made of, and how we can change it, especially in dysfunctional states, we can then consciously create the life we want. In dysfunctional states, our HEF can move in to a repeat cycle which sometimes brings us what we do not want. This is expressed in the types of people we meet, what our current state of living is like and especially the health of our body.

Ever wonder why you cannot move past a certain condition?

Brennan defines how we create blocks in our fields, why they get ‘stuck’ and gather more energy to support it staying there, and also explains about how to remove these blocks.

“Why blocks don’t go away but keep getting stronger: Blocks don’t just go away, because they can’t. They do not have the fuel to change until we add more conscious energy to them. The energy consciousness in the block stays split in a lower energy state until enough energy consciousness is added into the system to bring feelings and mind back together.

If the above doesn’t make sense to you, just remember a painful experience from childhood. This is not hard to do. Just remember the time something painful happened to you when you were a child and couldn’t do anything about it.

Remember it? Got it? Good. Are you crying?

Since you remember it without having the feelings that you had then, it means your feelings are not flowing. The feelings from the memory are still blocked.

Since you are remembering it, your mental energy is still flowing. You have not blocked your mental energy from that memory.

Right? Got it?

It is simple as that.

The block will stay there until enough energy consciousness reenters that block to unlock the feelings so that they may flow again, allowing the mental and feeling energies to come back together. Rarely does this happen. The norm is the opposite.” (page 26-27)

In Core Light Healing, she builds the scientific foundations of Energy Medicine with more precise descriptions. Brennan covers many subjects talked about that we can encounter is the discussions of “energy”, but often with vague and not fully understood terms.

She brings to this scientific field of study a clear understanding of what our energy is and can do. In Core Light Healing, she covers practical High Sense Perception (her term for what some might call psychic awareness) and working with Fourth-level realities. In the later part of her work, she writes about implants, attachments, lower astral worlds, duality, past-lives and ancestral roots. She gives some healing techniques to remove blocks within the clients HEF.

Barbara Brennan School of Healing has been teaching professional practitioners for 35 years. Operating with four year program of study and practice, which also requires personal development of every practitioner. No one can use her name or school name until they have graduated. There are no other schools in the world with such depth and training in Energy Medicine. Interested, then I suggest attending her introductory workshops.

In a time when there are so many people offering all kinds of healing modalities, many which stem off of a few symbols and hand movements, it becomes a hard task seeking healers who truly do excellent work.

All healing happens within a person. Healers provide added energy and work with the core issues in many ways to “clear” the conscious energy in a way that it flows.

The less a practitioner knows about emotional & mental issues, energy structures, personal interactions, and energy anatomy, they may only be able to apply healing energies and actions to their level of understanding and to their level of their own personal development.

This is not to suggest that in a few case that instant healing happens within a person during a session with a seasoned Energy Medicine practitioner, but as years of practice has shown us that the HECS is complex and personal, so that is reflected in the outcomes. As it is said, Healing is a Journey, and an individual soul may wish to move slowly through process to educate and understand what is going on and what the person needs to be doing differently.

Energy Medicine is a fast emerging field with practical results. It can address things that allopathic medicine may not. Yet in all Brennan’s writings she stresses that these two fields are essential to the health of a person, that she will refuse to work on anyone who will not go see a doctor. For energy moves through the HEF down in to the body and manifests as diseases. Energy Medicine can remove such “building a platform for physical illness” through working in the various energy fields and chakras and the Hara line with consciousness energy. EM can also remove the blocks hold patterns and illnesses in place.

These publications give hard science to the Energy Medicine and its practical applications. If you are a student, no matter what ‘style” of healing you are studying, these books offer way more than I can write about in this short review.

Even if you are just interested in healing yourself, you will find in depth explanations and practical applications to assist you in creating the life you long to live.

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Dr. Brennan is the founder and President of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. She is a world-renowned spiritual leader, healer and educator.

A pioneer and innovator in the field of energy consciousness, the former NASA physicist has been researching and exploring the Human Energy Field and realms of human consciousness for more than 35 years.

She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy, a Doctorate of Theology, a Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Physics, B.S. in Physics, and worked as a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Core Energetics and a Senior Pathwork® Helper.

Dr. Barbara Brennan has been researching the Human Energy Field for more than 35 years. Her best selling books—Hands of Light® and Light Emerging—are considered classics in the field of complementary medicine and her work has resulted in the development of Brennan Healing Science—a holistic healing modality based on the Human Energy-Consciousness System and its relationship to health and disease. This work combines High Sense Perception skills and hands-on energy healing techniques to assist individuals with their personal process of healing. It touches every aspect of a person’s life to improve the quality of life.

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~ Caroleen Thompson