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We have prepared three Entry Courses that prepare the student for the unique and revolutionary course materials provided throughout our Universe of PanAm knowledge.


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ABOUT THE COURSES

 

We have chosen these three courses so it puts all our students 'on the same page'.

 

 

Vitalism is the firmly held belief that "living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are inanimate things". Where vitalism explicitly invokes a vital principle, that element is often referred to as the "vital spark", "energy" or "élan vital", which some equate with the soul.

Vitalism grew out of ancient medicine and became principle to TCM, monastic medicine, Unani, Ayurvedic, and Homeopathic concepts and precepts. In the 18th and 19th century during the renaissance, vitalism was discussed among biologists, between those who felt that the known mechanics of physics would eventually explain the difference between life and non-life; and vitalists who argued that the processes of life could not be reduced to a mechanistic or chemical process. Some vitalist biologists proposed testable hypotheses, meant to show inadequacies with mechanistic explanations, but these experiments failed to provide relevant support to minds of the time for vitalism. Biologists now consider vitalism in this sense to have been refuted by empirical evidence, and hence regard it as a superseded scientific theory.

Vitalism has a long history in medical philosophies: many traditional healing practices posited that disease results from some imbalance in vital forces. As most schools evolving in science in the 19th century dropped the foundation of vitalism, this tragic error and oversight would cloud the 20th century in favor of materialism and the waning of religious precepts.

PanAm adheres to the history of presenting a comprehensive and historically valid theme and claim that the world has experienced three great medical traditions:

1. Shamanism

2. Humoral medicines

3. Atomic (Biochemic) Modern Medicine


The purpose of this short course is to provide the practitioner, physician or prospective student an overview of the various esoteric (energy) traditions that today are often called "alternative and complementary medicines." The term energy has been widely used by writers and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicines and refers to a seeming wide variety of phenomena, but as this course points out, there is a common theme of all of them that have arisen in human development. This 'energy' is sometimes conceived of as a universal life force running within and between all things, and in other cases it is seen as a more localized phenomenon, such as in vitalism, subtle bodies, or somatic energies such as qi (acupuncture), prana (Ayurveda and yoga), or vital force (homeopathy).

Those who have been so ordained are obliged to understand these various vitalistic medical systems. They are part of human culture and development, and offer service to our people when understood in righteous context. We should understand that the great religious leaders of the world such as Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Confucius, and the Reformers, as well as philosophers including Socrates, Plato, and others, received a portion of God’s light. Spiritual truths were given to them by God to enlighten whole nations and to bring a higher level of understanding to individuals. Things that are compatible to one another work together in peace, flow and beauty. Those who can perceive compatibility will therefore understand and experience the nature of peace, flow and beauty from the way things work together. One would therefore find closure to ignorance, gain peace and happiness, and fulfill the meaning and purpose of life, which is to find and recognize the meanings through experience and God's love.

This COURSE provides a general overview of the history and principles of energy (vitalistic) medicines and proposes acceptance of a common theme that pervades traditional and indigenous medicines, e.g. "shakti" (Indian yoga), Holy Wind, Seiki (mystical Japanese), mana loa (Hawaiian Kahunan), Lung (pronounced "loong," this is the Tibetan term which literally translates as "wind"), the greater kan and li (esoteric Chinese), huo (Taoist) and tumo or Dumo Fire (Buddhist); leading up to more modern concepts such as the odic force (von Reichenbach), mesmerism (Franz Mesmer's Animal Magnetism), elan vitale (French philosopher Henri Bergson), archaeus (Paracelsus), orgone (Wilhelm Reich), the primal fire (alchemy), and "the breath of life" (theosophy).

Various terms of 'energy' are widely used by writers, proponents, and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and "complementary and alternative' medicines. The context of energy refers to a variety of phenomena, from the unexplained to sometimes directly perceptible to some observers, who have usually undergone some form of training or initiation. This 'energy' is often conceived of as a universal life force running within and between all things, animate and inanimate, and in other cases it is seen as a more localized phenomenon within the organism such as in vitalism, subtle bodies, or specific somatic energies such as qi, prana, or elan vitale. Spiritual energy is often closely associated with the metaphor of life as breath - the words 'qi', 'prana', and 'spirit', for instance, are all related in their respective languages to the verb 'to breathe'. It is also often seen as a continuum that unites body and mind.


 

 

The ultimate aim of the study of medicine is therapeutics and only secondarily the prevention of disease. Yet, the bringing about of such perfection in the manner of living that slows the inevitable mode of death — the natural and gradual decay of health leading to old age — shall be probable. It is obvious that we can make no attempt at prevention of disease unless we know the cause. In the 19th century an empiric flourished whose beautifully simple theory was based on his belief that all diseases were caused by germs. Many of the theories of medicine of today are as preposterous, or as idiotic, and are built upon total error, stupidity or mere fractions of truths.

The preservation of health and the attainment of ripe old age are of such eminent importance to mankind that, though perhaps ignorantly or heedlessly disobeying the simplest rules of hygiene, make many inquirers are spending their lives in the eager search of the magical or alchemical agent. And the heavens, the earth, the Bible, the shadowless spirit-land, even the caldrons of the votaries of the Black Prince, are explored and probed for the unattainable Elixir Vitae.

The more ridiculous or incomprehensible the theory of any new cult of universal health, the greater, apparently, is the following. The ancient custom of wearing amulets to ward off disease has not yet entirely disappeared from even the most civilized communities. In this respect the world has made but little progress since the age of the knightly Ponce de Leon, who reputedly explored the wilderness of Florida in search of the fountain which was to restore to him his youthful ardor. Still today in spite of all advancements, for the world at large the very essentials of our well-being are generally overlooked or neglected — the air that we breathe, the food that is to sustain us, and the water we drink with to slake our thirst. In the improper use of one or all of these lies in almost at every instance the root of our afflictions. And it is a sad reflection upon our vaunted civilization that the lower the station of a race, often the less common is disease.

The observance by successive generations of mankind of proper hygienic principles will not only overcome the inherited morbid proclivities of their forebears, but it will modify the character and virulence of pathogenic bacteria or their lives, and will endow the body with a natural immunity against their evil influence; for it is necessary to infection that the tissues shall be, in some degree, toxic and disordered.

If life is worth living at all, it certainly is worth living well; and to live it well, to accomplish the most good possible and secure the greatest amount of happiness, we must acquaint ourselves with the laws of health that control us. No one doubts that we are under the domain of natural laws, that there is some power superior to man. We must know these laws in order to use them to our best advantage, to enable us to put ourselves in accord with the inevitable results of ageing and fate.

Hygiene is a set of practices performed to preserve health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases." However, as a branch of natural medicine that appeared in the late 19th century, a small and still neglected ‘school of hygienics’ appeared and disappeared. Hygienics is a concept related to cleanliness, health, diet, and medicine. Today it is variously called ‘wellness.’ Yet hygienics is more than personal and professional care practices. In medicine and everyday life settings, hygiene practices are employed as preventative measures to reduce the incidence and spreading of disease. This is well established. Other uses of the term appear in phrases including body hygiene, personal hygiene, sleep hygiene, mental hygiene, dental hygiene, and occupational hygiene, used in connection with public health.

However, hygienics is also the name of a branch of science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health. According to Robinson, one of the founders of the Hygienic System: "Diseases are caused by obstructions the obstructing materials being poisons or impurities of some kind. The truth of this follows from what has already been said. The Hygienic System removes these obstructions and leaves the body sound. This is the true way to treat disease.”

“Drug medicines add to the causes of obstructions and change acute into chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are characterized by deficient vitality. When drugs "cure" (?) disease, it is by exciting nature to increased effort, and thereby exhausting the vitality of the patient and consequently leaving him with debilitated organs. Hygienic Medication cures disease without the unnecessary exhaustion of the patient's vitality. When a patient recovers from a disease under drug treatment he usually is a long time convalescing. When a person recovers under Hygienic treatment he goes about his business as well as ever. "To attempt to cure disease by adding to the causes of disease is irrational and absurd.”
Does it not strike you so, Reader ? If people were not ignorant of the real nature of medicine they would discard the whole drug system at once. The Hygienic System not only teaches how to cure disease, but also how to avoid being sick, and it does more than that, for its universal adoption would tend to do away with vice and crime, and thereby add to the sum total of human happiness.” [HYGIENIC SYSTEM. E. T. R0BINS0N, M. D., A GRADUATE OF THE NEW YORK HYGEIO-THERAPEUTIC COLLEGE, 1870].




 

 

Mentalology is the science, study and knowledge of a person's mental status and how it affects their vitality, wellness, and every aspect of their lives.

Mentalology is an extension of the concept of vitalology being the assessment and practice of cultivating the state of being strong, active, and energetic by building vitality and health through specific wellness, lifestyle, and good state of mind.

 

MENTAL HEALING, OUR FOUNDATION 

 

Like all the laws of nature, the law of natural medicine is universal in its application; and, like all the others, it is simple and easily comprehended. What many practitioners fail to recognize is that there is an intelligence that controls the functions of the body in health, it follows that it is the same power or energy that fails in case of disease. Failing intelligence, with plunder into chaos, the body requires assistance; and that is what all therapeutic agencies aim to accomplish. No intelligent physician of any school claims to be able to do more than to “assist nature” to restore normal conditions of the body.

 

That there is a mental energy that requires assistance, no one denies; for science teaches us that the whole body is made up of a summation of intelligent systems - neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, etc. - each of which performs its functions with an intelligence exactly adapted to the performance of its special duties as a member of the whole. However, there is no life without mind, from the lowest unicellular organism up to man/woman. It is, therefore, a mental energy that actuates every cell, nerve and fiber of the body under all its conditions. That there is a central intelligence that controls each of these mindful organisms and systems is self-evident. That mind totality directs its proper agency which results in healing is the foundation of Christian Science and allied schools.

 

Whether, as the materialistic scientist insists, this central intelligence is merely the sum of all the cellular intelligences of the bodily organism, or is an independent entity, capable of sustaining a separate existence after the body perishes, is a question that minimally concerns us in the pursuance of the present inquiry of therapeutics. It is sufficient for us to know that such an innate intelligence exists, and that, for the time being, it is the controlling energy or agency of God that normally regulates the action of the myriad cells of which the body is composed.

 

It is then, a mental agency or soul that all righteous therapeutic agencies are designed to energize, and when, for any cause, it fails to perform its functions with reference to any part of the physical structure, disease is the outcome. It follows that mental therapeutic agencies of both physician and patient are the primary and normal means of energizing the organism. That is to say, mental agencies operate more directly than any other system upon a sick organism. Although physical agencies such as medicines and nutrition are by no means excluded, all experience of the ages shows that the physical organism responds best to mental stimuli which follows by corrective measures, elimination of habits, dietary reform, and other natural agencies.

 

In his book, The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes stated "Religious Science is a correlation of laws of science, opinions of philosophy, and revelations of religion applied to human needs and the aspirations of man." He also stated that Religious Science/Science of Mind (RS/SOM) is not based on any "authority" of established beliefs, but rather on "what it can accomplish" for the people who practice it. In 1926 Holmes published The Science of Mind, which references the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Bible as well as Buddha. As stated in Holmes' other book New Thought: A Practical American Spirituality, "New Thought still is evolving; it may yet be the point at which religion, philosophy, and science come together as the most effective combination to move the world to greater peace, plenty, health, and harmony. Many believe it might be the quintessential spirituality for the next millennium."

 

All that can be realized in the enlightened physician is that in therapeutics, a mental stimulus is necessarily more direct and more positive in its effects, all other things being equal, than a physical stimulus alone can be, for the simple reason that it is intelligent on the one hand and tangible on the other. It must be self-evident that it is impossible to wholly to eliminate mental suggestion in the administration of material remedies. Extremists may claim that the whole effect of material remedies is due to the factor of mental suggestion; but this is not realistic. The most that can be claimed with any degree of certainty is that material remedies, when they are not in themselves positively injurious, are good and legitimate forms of stimuli, and, as such, are invested with a certain therapeutic potency, even as in the administration of the placebo. It is also certain that, whether the remedies are material or mental, they must, directly or indirectly, energize the mental organism in control of its bodily functions. Otherwise the therapeutic effects produced cannot be permanent. One may take a vitamin supplement as a temporary tonic and obtain energy, but it will generally not overpower a state of chronic mental depression without the corrective agency of mental intelligence.

 

It follows that the therapeutic value of all remedial agencies, material or mental, is proportioned to their respective powers to produce the effect of stimulating the subjective mind to a state of energized activity, and directing its energies into appropriate channels. We know that mental suggestion fills this requirement more directly and positively than any other known therapeutic agent; and this is all that needs to be done in many cases for the restoration of health outside of the domain of necessary surgery or trauma care. No power in the universe can do more to energize the mental organism than therapeutic suggestion which is the seat and source of restoring health within the body. The clinical value of therapeutic suggestion is well documented in the medical literatures. It can be administered by voice, presence or even human radiation. It is a psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion and leads to corrective agency. This is a paramount duty of physician, therapist, counselor, or pastor to cultivate and use this marvel of God. A miracle could do only more.

 

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