Zhi Gang Sha
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Life and ideas
Sha has an M.D. and a degree in traditional Chinese medicine. He is also a grandmaster of Tai Chi, was the lead acupuncturist for the World Health Organization, has been named Qigong Master of the Year and in 2006 was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for his humanitarian efforts. He teaches his patients that chanting mantras in Mandarin Chinese can heal their ailments. He has also claimed to be able to replace organs using a technique he describes as a "soul software download", and practices what he refers to as "soul healings".
Sha's practices have been controversial and their effectiveness has been called into question. An ophthalmologist who examined patients treated by Sha reported that none of their conditions were helped by his methods.
Sha has written twenty-four books, including Zhi Neng Medicine: Revolutionary Self-Healing Methods from China (Zhi Neng Press, 1996), Power Healing: The Four Keys to Energizing Your Body, Mind and Spirit (HarperSanFranciso, 2002), Soul Mind Body Medicine: A Complete Soul Healing System for Optimum Health and Vitality (New World Library, 2006), Living Divine Relationships (Heaven’s Library Publication Corp., 2006), Soul Wisdom I: Practical Soul Treasures to Transform Your Life (Heaven’s Library Publication Corp., 2007), and Soul Communication: Opening Your Spiritual Channels for Success and Fulfillment (Heaven’s Library Publication Corp., 2007).
In 2008, Sha partnered with Atria Books, a major division of Simon and Schuster, to create the "Soul Power" Series: The Power of Soul (2009), Divine Soul Songs: Sacred Practical Treasures to Heal, Rejuvenate, and Transform You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes (2009), and Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System: The Divine Way to Heal You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes (2009), Tao I: The Way of All Life (2010), Divine Transformation: The Divine Way to Self-clear Karma and Transform Your Health, Relationships, Finances, and More (2010), Tao II: The Way of Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality (2010), Tao Song and Tao Dance: Sacred Sound, Movement, and Power from the Source for Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Transformation of All Life (2011), and Divine Healing Hands: Experience Divine Power to Heal You, Animals, and Nature, and to Transform All Life (2012). Soul Healing Miracles: Ancient and New Sacred Wisdom, Knowledge, and Practical Techniques for Healing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Bodies (BenBella Books, 2013)
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