I was cleaning out my bookshelf today, and picked up an old book I had completely forgotten about, in which I had flagged one page and highlighted the following passage about 20 years ago: "Florinda* was convinced that a person who successfully restored health, whether a doctor or a folk healer, was someone who could alter the body's fundamental feelings about itself and its link with the world--that is, someone who offered the body, as well as the mind, new possibilities so that the habitual mold to which body and mind had learned to conform could be systematically broken down. Other dimensions of awareness would then become accessible, and the commonsense expectations of disease and health could become transformed as new bodily meanings became crystallized." (p.17; Florinda Donner, the Witch's Dream, 1985) That passage perfectly explains what I have come to understand as how we heal from TMS. When I highlighted that passage over 20 years ago, I had just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I knew that passage contained the truth, but it has taken me over 20 years to begin to understand it. *Florinda, in this quote, is Florinda Matus, a spiritual healer in Mexico who was associated with the spiritual healer don Juan Matus, written about extensively by Carlos Casteneda. The author quoted above is a counterpart of Carlos Casteneda, and also a student of cultural anthropology, who wrote two books about her field research--the one quoted above, and Being-In-Dreaming.