Bio-physicist, NDEr, Healer---from Seattle.
A passionate and productive scientist, student, mystic, teacher and healer, Dr Joyce Hawkes is internationally recognized for her work as a research scientist and her more recent work as a teacher of Cell-Level healing. Her early work on the biophysics of cell structure and function included a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Institutes of Health. She published nearly 50 papers, abstracts, and book chapters. The innovative excellence of her research earned her election to the position of Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a position which she maintains presently.
Following a near-death experience she changed careers in 1984 and embarked on an extensive exploration of spiritual and healing traditions. Recognized on first sight by her indigenous teachers as authentically and exceptionally gifted, she was invited into the native cultures of healing wisdom by those who had not previously taken Western students. Nearly three months living in the Philippines and work with a native healer preceded her exploration of additional SE Asian healing practices. A month long stay in South India and six trips to Bali to work intensively with two native Hindu priest/shamans immersed her in Eastern philosophy, remote village life, and first-hand experience of numerous practical applications of indigenous healing modalities.
With twenty two years experience working as a spiritual counselor, healer, and seminar leader in Seattle, in other US cities, and abroad, Joyce combines her rigorous background as a scientist and her compassion as a healer in her presentations and writing. Her book: Cell-Level Healing. The Bridge from Soul to Cell (Oct 2006) demonstrates effective ways to harmonize spirituality and Western science. A popular seminar leader and conference presenter, she has also appeared on radio: Coast to Coast in the US and Canada; on local, national, and international TV; and at major global conferences to speak about her insights and successful applications of Cell-Level healing for optimal health.
Reviews of Joyce\'s new book: Cell-Level Healing. The Bridge from Soul to Cell (Oct 2006)
“Cell-Level Healing is a remarkable bridge between conventional cell biology and the far reaches of self and spiritual healing. Dr. Hawkes skillfully combines her solid scientific grounding and experience in mainstream biophysics with personal insights gained from a near death experience and extensive training in the alternative healing arts. Hawkes beautifully demonstrates how science and spirituality can peacefully coexist and inform each other in beneficial and refreshing ways.” —Dean Radin PhD, Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences
“Cell-Level Healing is quite simply the whole exciting truth about how and why our consciousness is key to our physical health and well-being.” —Christiane Northrup, M. D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“A remarkable book. Cell-Level Healing provides the reader with a poetic and visual text on self-healing and demonstrates how science and spirituality need not be opponents but can serve as allies in the reader’s transformation. Dr. Joyce Hawkes has created a delightful user-friendly volume that can be read, savored, and re-read—one that is both simple and profound.” —Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center; co-editor of Varieties of Anomalous Experience; and author of Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them
“Science and spirit are brought together with beauty and discernment in this exquisite book. Joyce Hawkes offers us a vision of healing that truly manages to bridge worlds which only remain separate at our peril. ‘The Bridge from Soul to Cell’ is more than a good metaphor: it links wisdom and science and by doing so opens the way for great healing.” —James O’Dea, president, Institute of Noetic Sciences
“Joyce Hawkes blends and makes whole our splintered perceptions of the roles of science and spirit in healing. Her beautiful vision of how cells house the very power of the universe, speaks to a greater understanding and the interconnectedness of the spiritual in the physical. In this broader understanding, Joyce bridges the gulf between the tangible and the intangible. She offers up the potential for self-healing, always waiting within us. Her book is both art and science for healing” —Joan C. King, Ph. D., professor emerita at Tufts University School of Medicine, author of the Cellular Wisdom series
“The intrinsic nature of our being is primordially pure, luminous awareness—and mind and body are the unified expression of that reality. Dr. Hawkes’s insightful work brings a depth of scientific knowledge together with the tools for applying that understanding in a way that relieves suffering and promotes spiritual awareness. Cell-Level Healing sheds welcome light on the interdependence of our inner and outer worlds. It provides practical guidance for working with the challenges of illness while supporting our journey of personal transformation. —Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, founder and president of Nalandabodhi and Nitartha International, author of Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen