of the Board
John L. Turner, M.D.
L. Turner, M.D. is a neurosurgeon who lives and practices
(now part-time) in Hilo, Hawaii. He is the author of
Miracles, and Manifestations: A Doctor's Journey Through
the Worlds of Divine Intervention, Near-Death Experiences,
and Universal Energy.
a Ph.D. in physics at Ohio State University, Turner
read the book, The
Sleeping Prophet, the life story of Edgar Cayce.
His interests then changed to spirituality and healing,
prompting him to pursue a career in medicine. He earned
his M.D. at the Ohio State College of Medicine and completed
his internship in general surgery and first year of
neurosurgical residence at Ohio State. He completed
his remaining three years of neurosurgical training
at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
started his medical practice in Hawaii in 1980. He began
adding energy medicine to his practice around 1995 after
spending 10 days in Japan studying Jorei, a channeling
of a spiritual energy as taught by the late Mokichi
Okada. Although the blending of Western and Eastern
medicine may have raised some eyebrows among his more
orthodox colleagues, Turner believes that in time they
will "see the light." He says that many physicians
have contacted him to find out how they can incorporate
non-traditional forms of healing into their practices.
years, Turner has taken an active interest in promoting
an awareness of the evidence for the survival of consciousness
at death. He is a consultant for the film documentary
Spirit! and for the TV series, Proof: Beyond
a Reasonable Doubt. In addition, he has been interviewed
extensively concerning spiritual matters.