Vinton Rafe McCabe
Although perhaps best known for his writing on subjects related to health and healing, Vinton Rafe McCabe has recently turned his attention to his first love, fiction. He is the author of the new novel Death in Venice, California, which was published in February, 2014, by The Permanent Press. .
Vinton Rafe McCabe is an award-winning poet and a produced playwright with more than thirty years experience in print and electronic journalism. He has produced television for PBS and has hosted his own radio talk show. In addition to his first novel, Death in Venice, California, McCabe is just completing work on a second novel, Glossolalia.
McCabe's career in electronic media was knocked off course first by illness and then by his introduction to the healing modality that cured his illness--homeopathy. He became a student of homeopathic medicine three decades ago and in the years since has authored seven books on the topic, including the now-classic Practical Homeopathy and his personal favorite, The Healing Bouquet: Exploring Bach Flower Remedies. He also is the author of a growing number of publications on subjects related to holistic healing through the "Homeopathy in Thought and Action" series of McBooklets, a Kindle exclusive, which will be published in print form by Basic Health Publications.
McCabe is a past president of the Connecticut Homeopathic Association, a not-for-profit educational organization through which he trained lay persons and medical professionals alike in the philosophy and practice of homeopathic medicine. He has lectured extensively over the years, teaching at New York City's Open Center, the Learning Annex and New York Botanical Garden, in addition to the Omega Institute and Wainwright House, where he was part of the permanent faculty.
He is noted for his humor and for the clarity of his approach to his complex subject matter. About standard Western medicine, or allopathy, McCabe writes, "Western medicine is based upon the use of ever-stronger doses of allopathic drugs. And allopathic treatment with these drugs is the medical equivalent of running with scissors. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but it almost always ends in tears."