V Di Nicola. Review of A Manifesto: Healing a Violent World, RF Mollica, et al. Global Mental Health & Psychiatry Review, Autumn 2020, 1(3): 6-7. his beautifully crafted volume, published in 2018, announces a manifesto for healing a violent world. It is in fact, not one but three manifestos – “Healing a Violent World,” “Healing the Healer,” and “Healing Power of Justice.” Each one is followed by a poem by Marjorie Agosin, ably translated from the Spanish by Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman. The heart of the matter is these three manifestos which create a humanistic tapestry, compassionately stated, and deeply informed by the science and art of psychiatric medicine, while the tapestry is embroidered with original artwork by Nisha Sajnani and framed by the richly allusive poetry of Marjorie Agosin with a lovely Afterword. Mollica touches on the themes that have animated his career: the trauma story and the wounded healer which were the core of his previous volumes, Healing Invisible Wounds (2006) and Textbook of Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery (2012). Each manifesto is rich and nuanced and carries a core message. “Manifesto I” recognizes the trauma around us and the need to heal a violent world. Key notions include the trauma story, the wounded healer, and the need for personal healing or self-care. This Manifesto’s most stirring phrase in my reading is: “Except in beauty, there is no healing. Beauty is the salve and ointment that creates our healing space and healing relationships.” (P.5). “Manifesto II” asserts hope to deal with the enormity of the world’s crises. The key words here are hope and empathy, along with gratitude to the wounded healer. It’s deepest affirmation is this: “Empathy is a biological miracle uniting all living creatures and the planet earth itself.” (P. 14). Manifesto III embraces the healing power of justice. The key here is the foundation of justice in beauty: “Justice is beautiful as it creates harmony and symmetry in the world that resonates with all animals, plants, and people. Injustice is ugly ...” (P. 28). The accompanying essays enrich Mollica’s core message of beauty and caring for others in the healing context of relationships. This is a volume to read slowly, aloud if possible, inspired as it is by poetry and sacred texts; a volume that instructs as it heals; a volume to cherish. It sums up the masterful life and career of a healer, synthesizing the compassionate mission of psychiatric medicine with a paean to justice and beauty. It should not surprise that Mollica has a Master’s degree in Religious Arts from Yale. With its humanistic message and call for healing, Mollica’s Manifesto joins the corpus of devotional literature resonant with Teresa d’Ávila’s The Interior Castle and Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises.