Modern science is typically divided into three major branches that consist of the natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, and physics), which study nature in the broadest sense. Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality. The word "metaphysics" comes from two Greek words that, together, literally mean "after or behind or among [the study of] the natural". Since the advent of the late 19th century, we were reaching where science could merge with metaphysics, until the powers that be, saw to stop it in the wake and need of industrial secrets and patented technology.
The bridge to understanding the natural world in relation to supernatural phenomena started with the discovery of electricity, the atom, physics, and chemistry.
The concept of the supernatural encompasses anything that is inexplicable by scientific understanding of the laws of nature but nevertheless argued by believers to exist. Examples include immaterial beings such as angels, gods and spirits, and claimed human abilities like magic, telekinesis, precognition and extrasensory perception.
Historically, supernatural powers have been invoked to explain phenomena as diverse as life after death, sickness and healing, lightning, seasons and the human senses. Naturalists maintain that nothing beyond the physical world exists, and point to a lack of reliable evidence for anything supernatural, and hence maintain skeptical attitudes towards supernatural concepts.
The supernatural is recorded since the beginning of man, featured in occult and religious contexts, but can also feature as an explanation in more secular contexts, as in parapsychology, the cases of superstitions or belief in the paranormal. What is it that is believed in the Buddhist, Catholic, and Navajo traditions just noted? Are there elements that traditions around the world have in common, as well as distinct elements that make each tradition unique? There is a common core, and it consists in the belief that there exists an order
1. that is objectively real, (i.e., not "all in the mind");
2. that is qualitatively different from the everyday material world (e.g., invisible at times);
3. that interacts with this world in certain ways (e.g., answers to prayer, vis- its from deceased loved ones); and
4. that includes beings that do not require a physical body in order to live (e.g., God, souls of the deceased, angels, evil spirits).
In different traditions, this order is variously called "the spirit world," "the supernatural," "land of the ancestors," and so on. It is the basis or core to the practice of shamanism: a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with what they believe to be a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world
These four elements are held in common by folk belief traditions, shamanism, and religions around the world. How this spiritual order is different, when and how it interacts with the mundane world, and who the persons in it are, constitute major differences in cultural and religious traditions, and frequently between institutional religious tradition and folk belief.
Scholars have generally called such a belief in spirits supernatural belief. We call this study proper: Aether Phenomenology. In its most basic form, aether phenomenology attempts to create conditions for the objective study of topics usually regarded as subjective: consciousness and the content of conscious experiences such as judgements, perceptions, and emotions. We propose today that aether physics, from the ancients to the 20th century, created a structured approach starting with chemistry and physics, that objectifies the supernatural, so-called.
The test for the validity of a theory or concept is its ability to explain and even predict a wide range of phenomena. The wider the range, the more likely it is to be correct. The principles and concepts introduced in our Courses on aether more than live up to this standard. In fact, there is no known phenomenon not taken in stride by these new ideas, thus the need for this introductory course. The power of the concepts presented is often demonstrated by the fact that some of the most baffling phenomena known, merely serve as confirmations of the truth contained in these ideas.
It was these questions that haunted Myers, Sidgwick, Gurney and other scientists that founeded the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) in the United Kingdom. Its stated purpose is to understand events and abilities commonly described as psychic or paranormal. It described itself as the "first society to conduct organised scholarly research into human experiences that challenge contemporary scientific models.". They reasoned: if there is life after death, if there is telepathy and psychometry and precognition, then Darwin and Haeckel and the rest are grossly oversimplifying the universe. And if they are wrong about this, they could be wrong about so many other things as well. History proved them correct.
By the early 1920s, Americans too were discovering that the world was a strange place. Charles Fort could demonstrate that it was even stranger than anyone suspected. Frogs fell from the sky. Blood rained from the heavens. Mysterious airships visited the Earth. Dogs talked. People disappeared. Fort asked why, but, even more vexing, he also asked why we weren’t paying attention. Here is the first fully rendered literary biography of the man who, more than any other figure, would define our idea of the anomalous and paranormal. In Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural, the acclaimed historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer goes deeply into the life of Charles Fort as he saw himself: first and foremost, a writer. At the same time, others tell the story of an era in which the certainties of religion and science were being turned on their heads. And of how Fort—significantly—was one the first men (and women) who challenged those orthodoxies not on the grounds of some counter-fundamentalism of his own but simply for the plainest of reasons: you cannot make this stuff up. In so doing, Fort gave voice to a generation of doubters who would neither accept the “straight story” of scholastic /academic science nor credulously embrace fantastical visions. Instead, Charles Fort demanded of his readers and admirers the most radical of human acts: Thinking for one self.
It is to be expected that such revelations would make a shambles of currently popular, and universally accepted ideas of conventional science. UFOs now fill our skies and strange events being recorded on cell phones daily. The trend of orthodox scientific thinking has been diametrically opposed to reality since its beginning and now technology poses disruptive thinking. It seems to be the consensus that ever greater complexities will be encountered, the deeper one probes into fundamental causes. In any event, orthodox, theoretical physics is in a deplorable state of confusion. It has become a hodgepodge of mathematical monstrosities. Profundity has usually been associated with complexity. In general, the latter is merely an indication of a perplexed state of mind with a very limited degree of comprehension and overt illusion. This describes the mind of the typical academic scientist.
This course is an overview for genuine supernatural occurrences with attempts to gain explanation that lead to the development of aether physics beginning in the 16th century right through the renaissance to the age of technology. The science and minds behind it have both been forgotten and many suppressed. It was Mesmerism that shook the foundation and exposed the workings of the unconscious mind that birth the discipline of Psychology. Meanwhile, in terms of physics and chemistry, it was Nicola Tesla changing the world in which we know it by producing electricity "out of thin air," who finally admitted he gain his ideas from aliens while asleep. Tesla rattled all scientific circles with his inventions as a firm believer and worker using aether theory of the ancients. That makes it cause for study.
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Psychometry is the ability to discover facts about an event or person by touching inanimate objects associated with them. Metaphysical science teaches us that every material object has its history recorded upon it in the aetheric field which interpenetrates and surrounds everything in "ponderable matter."
The intuitive or clairvoyant description of the aetheric record is technically called Psychometry, or soul-measuring. Everything in Nature has mind (mental matter) and memory, which is preserved and manifested in the aura nearly indefinitely. This peculiar power or property is known by some occultists as the reflecting aether. This is not a force but rather an inert, passive, ultrafine substance which underlies the more active atomic forces familiar to us, such as electrical-phenomena and more especially, radio-activity. It is capable of taking up the vibrations of those bodies to which it is related and which it invests. Of itself it has minor active properties but its well-like depths holds the potentiality magnetic forces which can influence its surroundings. Like a sensitive photographic plate, the Reflecting Ether takes the pictures of every moment and holds them in its grasp. The Egyptians knew it as the Recorder. Among the Hindus it is known as the Akhasa, which gives rise to the term the Akhasic records. Paracelsus called it the "sidereal light" which later became known as the "astral light." Modern scientific investigators approach it when they speak of luminiferous aether and radiant matter. It has been frequently in law enforcement.
Whether we call this remarkable property of nature the Reflecting Ether, Cosmic Mind or Memory, or any other term, the fact remains that a record of everything we do and every thought we express is preserved in our aura and transmitted to everything we use or with which we are closely associated. By the medium of psychometry everything pertaining to our life—history, character, thoughts, emotions and even our essential potentialities can be seen and described in the common articles which we touch and handle with frequency. Dr. Buchanan, the American scientist and eclectic medical practitioner, who first investigated Modern Psychometry stated after thirty years' study of the subject, that a good psychometrist could reveal a whole life's history and that nothing could be concealed. This statement is in accord with the ancient teachings that Nature has provided a means of universal and eternal memory which usually nothing can efface or destroy.
Psychology as well teaches that we virtually forget nothing. The subconscious mind, the seat of memory, is the indestructible storehouse in which all memories and impressions lie dormant. In the same way, through the aetheric and intermolecular forces of our being, these memories are grafted upon the objects we use, the clothes we wear, and the rooms we inhabit. Such impressions and memories are locked in, as it were and preserved in the reflecting aether. It is interesting to note that the life-history and memory-aura of inanimate objects which have not previously been associated with human beings can also be demonstrated by psychometry. Rocks, stone implements and weapons, buildings, relics, furniture, clothes, antiques, and scores of other common-place articles yield up their secrets to those who practice psychometry. The psychometrist taps these memories and reveals their past. " Every stone, every plant, every animal, as well as every man," says Dr. Hartmann in his book Magic, " has a sphere in which is recorded every event of its existence. * The science was well known among the Ancients.
Today we know that all humans are born with the ability to use Psychometry, but lies dormant. There are still those who may come by its use easily, with practice, whereas some of us must learn it through practice and hard work. However, those in law enforcement have learned that most people can develop this latent talent if they learn to recognize it, understand its principles, and go through a course of instruction which is the purpose of this course.
Another purpose of this course is an overview for developing the skills for Radionic diagnosis and dowsing. Thus this course is a prerequisite for becoming a trained radionic practitioner. 15 clock hours of study
Asclepeions (Ancient Greek: Ἀσκληπιεῖον Asklepieion; Ἀσκλαπιεῖον in Doric dialect; Latin aesculapīum) were healing temples located in ancient Greece (and Rome), dedicated to Asclepius, the first doctor-demigod in Greek mythology. Asclepius was said to have been such a skilled doctor that he could even raise people from the dead. So stemming from the myth of his great healing powers, pilgrims would flock to temples built in his honor in order to seek spiritual and physical healing. Signature to Asclepeion was the practice of incubatio, also known as 'temple sleep.' This was a process by which patients would go to sleep in the temple with the expectation that they would be visited by Asclepius himself or one of his healing children in their dream. During this time, they would be told what it is that they needed to do in order to cure their ailment. At the very least, they would wake up having not been directly visited by a deity and instead report their dream to a priest. The priest would then interpret the dream and prescribe a cure, often a visit to the baths or a gymnasium. Despite these methods being regarded as ‘faith healing,’ they were highly effective, as is evident by the numerous written accounts by patients attesting to their healing and providing detailed accounts of their cure.
A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming. During a lucid dream, the dreamer may gain some amount of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment; however, this is not actually necessary for a dream to be described as lucid. The term 'lucid dream' was coined by Dutch author and psychiatrist Frederik van Eeden in his 1913 article A Study of Dreams, though descriptions of dreamers being aware that they are dreaming.
Lucid dreaming was subsequently researched by asking dreamers to perform pre-determined physical responses while experiencing a dream, including eye movement signals. In 1980, Stephen LaBerge at Stanford University developed such techniques as part of his doctoral dissertation.
Except for Dr Sigmund Freud, no one has influenced modern dream studies more than Carl Jung. A psychoanalyst based in Zurich, Switzerland, Jung (1875 -1961) was a friend and follower of Freud but soon developed his own ideas about how dreams are formed. While depth psychology has fallen out of favor in neuroscience, Jung’s ideas are still thriving in contemporary psychoanalytic circles. Popular applications directly based on Jung’s research include the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, the polygraph (lie detector) test, and 12-step addiction recovery programs.
The basic idea behind Jungian dream theory is that dreams reveal more than they conceal. They are a natural expression of our imagination and use the most straightforward language at our disposal: mythic narratives. Because Jung rejected Freud’s theory of dream interpretation that dreams are designed to be secretive, he also did not believe dream formation is a product of discharging our tabooed sexual impulses. And surprisingly enough, Jung did not believe that dreams need to be interpreted for them to perform their function. Instead, he suggested that dreams are doing the work of integrating our conscious and unconscious lives; he called this the process of individuation. It’s easiest to think of individuation as the mind’s quest for wholeness, or that quality of applied wisdom that separates elders from grumpy old men. While not required, working with dreams and amplifying the mythic components can hasten along the process.
- Awareness of the dream state (orientation)
- Awareness of the capacity to make decisions
- Awareness of memory functions
- Awareness of self
- Awareness of the dream environment
- Awareness of the meaning of the dream
- Awareness of concentration and focus (the subjective clarity of that state).
- The dreamer is aware that they are dreaming
- Objects disappear after waking
- Physical laws need not apply in the dream
- The dreamer has a clear memory of the waking world
Barrett found less than a quarter of lucidity accounts exhibited all four. Subsequently, Stephen LaBerge studied the prevalence of being able to control the dream scenario among lucid dreams, and found that while dream control and dream awareness are correlated, neither requires the other. LaBerge found dreams that exhibit one clearly without the capacity for the other; also, in some dreams where the dreamer is lucid and aware they could exercise control, they choose simply to observe.
In her book The Committee of Sleep, Deirdre Barrett describes how some experienced lucid dreamers have learned to remember specific practical goals such as artists looking for inspiration seeking a show of their own work once they become lucid or computer programmers looking for a screen with their desired code. Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge and Howard Rheingold (1990) discusses creativity within dreams and lucid dreams, including testimonials from a number of people who claim they have used the practice of lucid dreaming to help them solve a number of creative issues.
Famous Metaphysican MANLY P. HALL dream life symbolism of the human being presents a variety of unclassified phenomena. The Manly P. Hall presents his unique view on the symbols of dreams. He discusses the ancient oracles, and past dreamers of ancient Greece and Biblical tales of the psyche and modern day interpretation:
Including in this course is a full dream symbolism dictionary and classic texts on the subject for further studies.
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As a ‘vitalist’ - one who believes in vitalism, we preach and teach that the best possible health is obtained by recognizing these principles most ancient. The word "esoteric" applies to those ancient teachings, and means intended for or understood by only a small group,especially one with specialized knowledge or interests. Every student of metaphysics is familiar with the fact that man possesses several bodies or vehicles through which he is enabled to express himself on the various planes of nature – physical, astral, mental, and so forth. These were understood during the emerging era of New Thought, vitalist movement of the late 19th century.
Modern investigators continue the quest for a deeper understanding of Man's nature and constitution and they have noted the more recent developments in psychology and parapsychology that underlie the information revealed here. This information is scattered over a very large number of books and articles down through the centuries. So this course approaches it from a more scientific basis.
One useful concept is to view the bodies, layered in Zones:
Zone 1: Physical Body
This is the innermost, or "lowest" zone that composes your comprehensive anatomy. It is your 'normal' physical body. Most believe this is all there is to who you are, but we believe it is in reality only a small, even ephemeral part of your identity.
Zone 2: Etheric Body
A component of the human non-physical anatomy. It is an exact in all details replica of the dense physical body. It is part of a system that somehow vitalizes and controls the physical body.
This is the first non-physical zone of your anatomy, moving out from Zone I, or your physical body. It closely mirrors the structures of your physical body and is unique as it encompasses those aspects of your anatomy that allow the interface between your physical body and your BioForce flow. It serves as a bridge between the physical and non-physical. This transition is likely uniform across your body and occurs at the subatomic structures which compose the atoms of your skin.
Zone 3: Astral Body
This zone, referred to by others as the Astral Plane or Emotional level, as all of the outer zones, are directly involved in the development of the personality of the person. It is said that much of our non-traumatic illnesses arise from issues captured at this level. Much of humanities emotionally-based drive arise from influences in this zone.
Zone 4: Mental Body
Zone IV, or the Mental layer, is another important zone of transition in our comprehensive human anatomy and functioning. As Zone II is a transition layer from the physical to the non-physical, so to in Zone IV is there a transition from lower order BioForce or energy to higher order BioForce. This zone is the source of our intellectual processing in our mind. It is also a transition from what has been called intellectual mind to one that is more abstract. Finally, those aspects of our 'Soul' arise from Zone IV as a mingling of higher and lower aspects of ourselves, of which it serves as a bridge. In Zone IV we see the beginning of our utilizing higher order insights and wisdom in addition to the concrete thoughts of memory and imagination. These higher aspects our ourselves are reflected in what has been called our Spiritual Mind, the lowest aspect of our Spiritual Triad.
Zone 5: Causal Body
We transition from our lower personality-based zones to our more spiritual self in Zone V, often called the Intuitional or Buddhic Layer. It also contains what is referred to as our Spiritual Triad and strong influences of what we would call love and intuition which drives us to demonstrate compassion and leads to what has been termed the Spiritual Love aspects of ourselves.
The information found on this website is based on observations, hypotheses, and theories about human anatomy and physiology and is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship between patient and healthcare provider and the medical advice they may provide.
The word astrotheology (or astro-theology) comes from the Greek word astron, which means “star,” and the word theology,
which means “the study of God.” Since ancient times, man has worshiped
deities associated with the heavenly bodies—the stars, moon, and sun (Zephaniah 1:5)—and this practice is called “astrolatry.” The term astrotheology
is more specifically applied to a religious system based on the
observation of the heavens. Astrolatry is usually polytheistic, while
astrotheology allows for monotheism. In fact, some clerical scholars combine astrotheology with Christianity.
True theology looks to origins in the stars, moon, and sun; sees proof of God’s glory; and worships Him for what He has made (Psalm 19:1). Arguably, astrology is the origin of all the world's earliest religions. It is not our desire to convert or harm anyone or their faith, but historical studies matter especially if we love God and desire to know as much about Him as possible in our lives today. Taking this course of study is purely voluntary for truth seekers.
The Gnostic First New Testament, which today can be reconstructed by the
study of the attacks of the early Church Fathers on Marcion and these early Gnostic
Christians, goes a long way in helping today's student see just what was
believed about "Christ" in the first century before the rise of
Roman Christianity and the production of their edited Second New Testament. The "Gnostic" understanding of "the
Christ" will be lost to the world by the fifth century and forced underground by Roman Christianity and their military might. These
earlier Gnostic Spiritual Masters will be almost persecuted out of existence by
Rome and the divine and sacred knowledge will be later, more or less removed by Rome in their Second New Testament. Lost to the
world would be these ancient teachings save that by such luminaries as Manly P. Hall whose teachings (audio lectures) are part of this course of study.
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Signs and Symbols in Anointing of the Sick & Infirmed
Anointing of the sick, known also by other names, is a form of religious anointing or "unction" (an older term with the same meaning) for the benefit of a sick person. A sacrament is an outward sign established by the ministry and teaching of Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. It is practiced by many Christian churches and denominations.
Anointing of the sick was a customary practice in many civilizations, including among the ancient Greeks and early Jewish communities. The use of oil for healing purposes is referred to in the writings of Hippocrates.
In the Churches generally, the oil used (called "oil of the sick" in both West and East) is blessed specifically for this purpose.
Anointing of the sick should be distinguished from other religious anointings that occur in relation to other sacraments, in particular baptism, confirmation and ordination, and also in the coronation of a monarch.25 clock hours
AstroTherapeutics II - STELLAR MEDICINE
STELLAR MEDICNE [TM] [aka - Medical astrology] is an ancient medical system taught and advocated by Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine, and considered a necessary part of medical practice throughout the middle ages. It associates various parts of the body, diseases, and remedies as corollaries of the position the sun, moon, planets, and stars, within the twelve astrological signs of the ecliptic at the time of birth. Each of the astrological signs (along with the sun, moon, planets and stars) is associated with different parts and functions of the human body. From a natal horoscope chart, calculated based on the precise time of birth, the planetary positions are able to anticipate medical disorders, psychological proclivities, defects of character, and anticipating appropriate remedies, environment, and lifestyle to live a harmonious life.
As author, clinician, and researcher, I made an exhaustive review of Dr. Cornell’s Encyclopaedia of Medical Astrology since the early 1980’s. This formed the basis for today’s Stellar Medicine, now a modernized system of medical astrology based in part to the advent of computers which generate astrological charts within seconds, and my clinical re- examination of this ancient art and philosophy in my Nevis Island clinic to date. In the early 1990’s, I compiled an extensive database of planets in signs, planets in aspect, and planets in houses, which can automatically generate a stellar medical report. As of 2013, Cornell’s textbook is now being re-compiled into a voluminous Encylopedia, word searchable, and has contributed to a revised database which now generates a 60+ page stellar medical report on an individual, based on date of birth, time of birth, and geographic location.
"In my years of practice as a physician, I have, by the use of Astrology, been able to very quickly locate the seat of the disease, the cause of the trouble, the to me when the patient began to feel uncomfortable, as based on the birth data of the patient, and this without even touching or examining the patient, and my intense desire to get this knowledge and wisdom before students and Healers in a classified form, is the reason for this Encyclopaedia. . . . When once you have discovered the cause of the disease, and understand its philosophy and the relation of the patient to the great Scheme of Nature, the matter of treatment I leave to you, and according to the System and Methods you may be using." (pg. 502, Encyclopaedia of Medical Astrology)
Contrary to popular perception, central to the activity of today’s medical diagnosis is divination, defined as: the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of the supernatural. An omen is a phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil, as in a prognostication: the action of foretelling or prophesying future events. When a medical doctor examines your blood, analyzed by a laboratory (and not him or her), looks over an X-ray, he or she ganders at pieces of paper or film and tries to predict, according to your present indications, signs, and symptoms, to determine your fate. I find equally useful to examine a map of the heavens at the time of birth of the patient and disorder in question. The natal horoscope, combined with a progressed chart, however, also better predicts outcomes and preventative measures - physical, remedial, environmental and psychic. Stellar medicine is a language which can reveal universal good (bonum universale).
Diagnosis is defined as the ‘art or act’ of identifying a disease from its signs and symptoms. The skilled doctor makes diagnosis as an art, while the quack simply acts. Art is the expression or application of human creative skill, intelligence, and imagination. Central to diagnosis is inquiry, the taking of signs and symptoms, examination of blood and urine, palpation, and confirmation by today’s radiology and laboratory. Biopsy, the removal and microscopic examination of a sample of tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes, is examined by a pathologist, is often an outcome of pathologic diagnosis. Pathology, the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences; is central to today’s prognostication of a patient’s mortal outcome, leaving little to no room for divine intervention.
Stellar Medicine gives us cues and signs for divine intervention. To study astronomy is to learn about the anatomy of God, to study stellar medicine is to learn about God’s physiology. Stellar Medicine is not used to solely determine fate, but to learn ways to avoid it with human freewill, education, and consciousness. The Stellar Baptism, your horoscope birth chart, reveals a destiny you should avoid, not a fate of which you are victim.
Stellar Medicine ascribes to the concept of the great chain of being developed by Plato and Aristotle whose ideas were taken up and synthesized by Plotinus, Neoplatonists and thus early Christianity. Plotinus in turn heavily influenced St. Augustine's theology, and from there, Thomas Aquinas and the Scholastics (1100–1500). The chain starts from the Order of God and progresses to the stars, planets, and downward to angels, the sun, the moon, kings, princes, nobles, men, women, wild animals, domesticated animals, plants, precious stones, precious metals, and other minerals. All beings are linked in God’s domain by correspondences, corollaries, and the positions of the stars and planets. This theme is equally found in Taoism and other great religions. The Great Chain of Being was an important theme in Renaissance and Elizabethan thought, and had an under-acknowledged influence on the shaping of the ideas of the Enlightenment and played a large part in the worldview of Christendom and of 18th century Europe. It also had at this time an impact on theories of biological evolution.
In this book you will not find techniques and modalities of therapeutics, since, as Cornell aptly states, once you know what's wrong, there are many different ways of successful treatments. These subjects are covered in my other voluminous books and courses. This book however, excels in assisting diagnosis which becomes the key to reading the patient's astrological chart, or the decumbiture (the time of the start of illness). This diagnosis is not given in current medical terms, for example ‘if the symptom is X, then the astrological cause is Y’. The stellar natal chart only shows the ‘promise,’ the tendencies to illness, defects of character, the habits, etc. It is an aid similar to properly taking signs and symptoms, interpreting a medical laboratory report, viewing radiologic pictures, but the final determination however, rests with the doctor and his knowledge base of diagnosis, prognostician and therapeutics.
You can order from us, a full natal medical report of your horoscope, some 60+ pages, which is generated by computer by my database. Program available to enrolled students.
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Faith healing is helping the suffering through spiritual means which can be brought about by religious faith through prayer, anointing, and rituals that stimulate a divine presence and power toward correcting disease and disability by integrating body and soul. Belief in divine intervention in illness or healing is usually related to religious belief, but that is not required. In common practice, faith healing refers to ritualistic practices of communal prayer, anointing, and gestures (such as laying on of hands) that are used to solicit divine intervention in initiating spiritual and literal healing.
Lesson 0: The Nature of Our Healing
Lesson 1: Faith Healing
Lesson 2: Spiritual Healing
Lesson 3: Anointing of the Sick
Lesson 4: Therapeutic Touch
Lesson 5: Healing as Sacrament
Lesson 6: Methods of Effective Prayer
This School presents, perhaps for the ﬁrst time, a concise and scholarly examination of the history and principles of major traditions of esoteric healing. We begin with this COURSE with a brief conceptual overview of esoteric religion and related healing practices, summaries are provided for ten major esoteric traditions, including descriptions of beliefs and practices related to health, healing, and medicine. These include what are termed the pagan traditions, kabbalistic tradition, the mystery school traditions, the gnostic tradition, the brotherhoods traditions, the Eastern mystical tradition, the Western mystical tradition, the shamanic (indigenous) traditions, the new age tradition, and theosophy.
Next, commonalities across these traditions are summarized with respect to beliefs and practices related to anatomy and physiology; etiology and the classifications of disease; pathophysiology; and importantly the therapeutic modalities.
Finally, the implications of this survey of esoteric healing are discussed for clinicians, practitioners, and medical educators.
Esoteric healing traditions today are extant and widespread, called by many names, yet all having historical roots and are a sacred part of humanity. This school was formed to preserve these beliefs and modalities; recognizing them as religious practices whether practitioners of these arts wish to recognize it or not. Failure to recognize or understand their links and commonalities has caused a considerable weakening of their therapeutic potential. Hence their secularization and popularization has deteriorated their vitality.
Serious studies into the more esoteric approaches to healthcare provide considerable importance for anyone professing some form of skill or aptitude in most all of the so-called alternative and complementary medical vocations (secular or religious). It is apparent that the themes of the vital energy, the elements, the etheric anatomy and etiologies are very similar. If their observations and teachings were fictitious and pagan, one would have to ask:
• Why did so many variant, medical traditions, at separate times in history and diverse geographic locations, arrive at so similar conclusions?
• Why did the theme of vital energy so animate so many medical traditions, and why did western science seem so adherent to crush its foundation in favor of chemical medicine?
• Why did the theme of the elements, whether four or five, survive for so many thousands of years, and interlace itself not only in human anatomy (the humours), but cosmogeny (astrology) in general?
This School (Therapeutae) proposes that humanity must retain the ancient esoteric teachings for posterity. It appears now, as in times past, that there are but few mature minds in the world; and thus it was that the philosophic-religious doctrines of today were divided to meet the needs of these two fundamental groups of human intellect--one, the mature and philosophic; and the other, immature, materialistic, and incapable of appreciating the deeper mysteries of life. To the discerning few, entering this School, we reveal the esoteric, or spiritual, teachings, while the unqualified many receive only the literal, or exoteric, interpretations. In order to make simple the great truths of Nature and the abstract principles of natural law, the vital forces of the universe were personified in times past, becoming the gods and goddesses of the ancient mythologies. While the ignorant multitudes brought their offerings to the altars of deities representing the procreative energies, the wise recognized that these marble statues were only symbolic concretions of great abstract truths.
Healers are invited to make this a study.
- Teacher: Allie Litterer