Mind the healer, mind the slayer

Australia, 1983

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Episode of Series “Healers quacks or mystics”.
At 24, vet and athlete, Ian Gawler was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. After having one leg amputated, he was faced with only a few weeks to live. Determined to conquer his cancer, Ian embarked on a quest for an alternative cure for his illness. Now, many years later, his cancer arrested, he and his wife conduct meditation support groups for other cancer sufferers. This program follows Ian’s search and introduces us to the Melbourne pioneer of non-drug pain relief, Dr. Ainslie Meares, faith healing in the Philippines and Indian healing philosophies.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

producer/director

Richard Corfield

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Appears in

Healers quacks or mystics

Group of items

Healers quacks or mystics

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303803

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Spiritual healing

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cancer

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Gawler, Ian, 1950-

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Meares, Ainslie, 1910-1986

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Meditation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Spiritual healing

People → Gawler, Ian, 1950-

People → Meares, Ainslie, 1910-1986

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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