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The Laying on of Hands.

The Laying on of Hands

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[6] From a very young age Nick Twemlow wanted to be a preacher/healer. But his father signed him up for martial arts classes instead, where he learned some pressure points that enabled him to render an opponent helpless. After some years in the martial arts, Nick goes back to a career in preaching/healing where he finds great success--using some of the tricks he learned in the martial arts. Throughout much of his life, Nick has been searching for his lost mother. Finally, she appears in front of him during a healing session. Nick recognizes his mother, but when he asks his mother who he is, she says that he is her healer. Nick refuses to heal his mother.

[7] The Laying on of Hands is Nick Twemlow's personal story and as such it is not clear what it tells us about religion or healing. It is also not clear what Nick's refusal to heal his mother tells us about him. Religion and healing are a part of the story, but they do not help us understand these practices nor do they help us understand Nick. We will probably have to wait until the next episode to find out more.

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Author:Blizek, William L.
Publication:Journal of Religion and Film
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Apr 1, 2011
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