My fascination with healing dates back to my high school years when a dear friend suffered third degree burns over 75 percent of his body. I watched his recuperation with the emergency life-saving treatments, the skin grafting, the physical rehabilitation, and the agony his spirit went through. These opened my eyes to a process that I could only assume was sustained by some inner resource that actively sought out healing. As his body responded to the excellent medical care he was given, he guided his responses towards healing. He played an active role in his own recuperation. What was his guiding inner sense? As I had explored art as my lifes calling, I sought answers to this question in anthropology and psychology, traditional cultures and spiritual practices to understand what was going on.