About the Author

Marc Ian Barasch

MARC IAN BARASCH is an award-winning writer, editor, and television producer. He has been an editor at Psychology Today, Natural Health, and New Age Journal (where his emphasis on leading-edge coverage of political and cultural issues won a National Magazine Award). He has been short-listed twice for the PEN Literary Award. His book, Healing Dreams (Riverhead, PenguinPutnam, 2000), was hailed by the Washington Post as “lucid…courageous...trailblazing.” It won the Nautilus Award for Best Psychology Title 2001. His previous book, Remarkable Recovery (Riverhead/Putnam, 1995, with Caryle Hirshberg), a study of spontaneous remission, was a national bestseller and a Literary Guild Main Selection. It was translated into a dozen languages, was the subject of a full-length feature in Newsweek, and continues to be used in medical schools, hospitals, and healing centers worldwide. He is the author of the award-winning classic, The Healing Path (Putnam, 1992; Penguin, 1993), about which Dr. Larry Dossey has written, “If you read one book about the mind-body connection, make it this one. It is a beacon of science, spirituality, and sanity.” Dr. Rachel Remen called it “a masterful, awesome feat…unnervingly accurate.” It was recognized by the Institute for Noetic Sciences’ as one of “Thirty Books for Thirty Years” (along with Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, Norman Cousins’ Anatomy of an Illness, and Dr. Bernie Siegel’s Love, Medicine, and Miracles). In the television field, Marc was the writer and co-producer of the Emmy-nominated "One Child, One Voice" an international TV special for the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), which aired in 150 countries. (www.earthsecure.org) TBS received over a million pieces of mail from around the world in response to the show’s call for global solutions to ecological and social problems. It won the Population Institute’s Global Media Award, a Silver Hugo, and numerous others. He has produced and written television specials for England’s Channel Four and the Discovery Channel. Marc has made numerous national television and radio appearances, including Good Morning America, Today, NBC Dateline, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and New Dimensions Radio. He has lectured at universities, hospitals, conferences, and theaters around the country. Marc was educated at Yale University. He has taught at Naropa University, where he was one of the founders of the M.A. psychology program. As a hobby, he plays and records with the “lit-rock” band The Rock Bottom Remainders (Stephen King, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, et. al.). Interview magazine once called him “one of today’s coolest grown-ups.” He is a member of the National Arts Club. Marc lives in the Colorado Rockies. AWARDS AND HONORS LITERARY
  • Winner, NAPRA Nautilus Award 2001, Best Psychology Book (Healing Dreams)
  • Winner, Spirituality and Health Magazine 2001 (Healing Dreams)
  • Winner, Mind Body Spirit Award 1996 (The Healing Path)
  • Finalist, PEN Literary Award, 1994 (No Plain Pets!)
  • Finalist, PEN Literary Award, 1992 (Psychology Today )
  • Winner, National Magazine Award 1985 (New Age Journal)
  • Winner, Washington Monthly Award for Investigative Journalism, 1984 (New Age Journal)
  • Winner, Silver Hugo, 2002, Chicago International Television Awards, ("One Child, One Voice")
  • Winner, Parents Choice Award, 2003 ("One Child, One Voice")
  • Winner, Population Institute Global Media Award, 2002 ("One Child, One Voice")
  • Winner, Telly Award 2002 ("One Child, One Voice")
  • Emmy Nomination 2003 ("One Child, One Voice")
“The core business of Jesus, Inc. or Allah Ltd. or Moses Corp. or Buddha LLC is surely not to sell tickets to heaven or peddle get-out-of-hell-free cards, but to distribute every kernel of wisdom from their ancient storehouses that might help us to love each other better.” --Marc Ian Barasch