Date(s) - 07/05/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre


Over the years John MacManaway has been fortunate to meet and work with some of the pioneers of complementary medicine, as well as some of the scientists trying to explain how healing works. His own belief system based on the first-hand experience over the past 40 years and is of course at the heart of what he has to say.

His father, Major Bruce MacManaway, felt the call of healing in 1940 when, aged nineteen, he was involved in combat at Dunkirk where he had to attend to wounded and dismembered soldiers without recourse to any medical facility.

In the heat of battle he discovered the profound human miracle of laying-on-of-hands and spent the rest of his life serving the healing spirit that had inspired and guided him. In 1959 he founded the Westbank Healing and Teaching Centre in Strathmiglo, Scotland, where John now works.

John first demonstrated an ability to heal at the age of 3. He joined the family practice in 1979 and healing has been his full-time career ever since.

At the time he began to work with his father people were beginning to ask whether horses too were susceptible to healing and if so whether something could be done for them. He adapted human healing techniques to apply to quadrupeds and found it was a great success. Now a third of his work is with animals including bulls and alpacas. He has been running the Westbank Centre on his own since the death of his Mother in 1999.

This talk will cover John’s experience of growing up at a time when healing was viewed as almost satanic, reflecting on the change whereby healing is now accepted as virtually mainstream.

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