Introduction to the The Ghost of Healthcare Consciousness
Who would have thought that a series about ghosts in healthcare would have so much pull. I am pleased to say that Hugh MacLeod, CEO of Canadian Patient Safety Institute, is back with a new Ghost Busting series. The first 22 essays written by Hugh and special guests had more than 50,000 reads and 38 pages of feedback. Seven essays from the first series were among Longwoods' top 25 reads for the period June 2012 to July 2013.
There has been so much traction in fact that we are doing another 24 essays with Hugh joining new guests on the balcony of personal reflection. In a recent phone chat with Hugh I asked him "why ghosts?" His answer was…”the analogy of the Ghost is helpful to get readers to see what Ghost they are holding”.
So join us in a world that exists beyond this one. Here you will quickly learn that there is far more to our existence than is currently explained by science. Fight the urge to panic and flee. After all, this might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not many people have this privilege.
Although your heart might be pounding and your mind racing, try to remain calm and still. Ghosts, for the most part, are completely harmless. This may even be helpful, constructive, enlightening.
Yes, you may be able to communicate with the spirit, if this is an intelligent haunting - the spirit may look at you, possibly as intrigued by you as you are of it.
You can correspond with the spirit; just as if you are talking to a person you just met. Be calm and respectful. Normally there is no guarantee that you will get a response, audible or otherwise. It's worth a try. But chances are that you will get a response if you use a special ethernet set up by the ghosts themselves. You can write ThePublisher@longwoods.com and we will intercede on your behalf. Correspondence will then devolve to a direct line. Chilling.
And so, Longwoods invites you to once again join Hugh Macleod and his ghost writers on the “balcony of personal reflection.”
Anton Hart, Publisher, Longwoods Publishing
*[Excerpts, paraphrases and additional commentary by the publisher, using essays by paranormal researcher and author Stephen Wagner.]