Pneumatherapy [Pneumatherapeutician™]
(Pneumatherapeutician™)

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Pneumatherapy [Pneumatherapeutician™]

EXOTERIC IMPLICATIONS


The medical treatment of disease by inhalations of compressed or rarefied air was a modern innovation of earlier methods developed in the early 1900's. Those medics adopted the term "pneumatherapy", described as the science or system of treating disease by the exercise and application of breathing air - pure, modified, or medicated - hot, cold, or moist - with mechanical force or by simple inhalation. It includes the introduction of vapors, gases, odors, triturates, solutions, etc. for the relief or cure of disease.

The substances used in original pneumatherapy actually date back to antiquity and no one remedy or method is preferred. Essences, incense, aromas, and essential oils were the earliest substances used. Pneumatherapy was originally a healing art based on ancient Eastern disciplines, and practiced today as modern Western methods. It represents a unique approach to wellness in body, mind and spirit. It was developed over the centuries of humankind, and it has proven itself to be effective in all psychosomatic illnesses, a potent force in the worldwide human potential movement.

In the average person, the breathing mechanism is functioning at only a fraction of its potential. The "normal" breathing system has been undeveloped, damaged, or inhibited, due to a number of conditions and events, beginning at birth, and including family and cultural influences, as well as every physical and emotional trauma which has unfortunately survived in the psyche of God's people.

Our breathing systems need to be "healed," brought back up to the level that God and nature has intended. When full free breathing is restored, every system in the body begins to work better while the body is healed. We find that the breath itself naturally heals and renews the body, mind and spirit. "Conscious Breathing" becomes a very powerful self-directed healing process. The breath reveals itself to be an untapped natural resource, a therapeutic tool, for health, growth and change.

Ministers of the Therapeutae have many important tools and modalities of which to facilitate healing. One very important practice is physical pneumatherapy which involves the application of body work with Breath Awareness and Breathing Techniques in a number of settings and for a variety of purposes, ranging from peak athletic performance to profound spiritual awakening, from substance abuse treatment, for pain management, and even creative artistic expression. The initial exercises are designed to allow one to discover, explore, and develop the power and potential, generating renewed metabolic energy, by therapeutic touch and breathing. Simply speaking, pneumatherapy techniques offer quick and effective ways to clear your head, to settle your stomach, to calm your nerves, relieve your pain, and to open your heart to God.

Most of us breathe inefficiently. Life today is lived in the secular fast lane, and especially when we are stressed, we tend to use only the upper part of our lungs. We forget to breathe deep down into the stomach and thereby lose out on a lot of our energy potential. It is free energy, requires no food, tablets or supplements. Only when you become aware of your breathing and how to train it, will you be able to learn to breathe properly and regain enormous amounts of energy. Your body will immediately absorb more prana (energy) and oxygen, and after a short time you will have more energy and gain greater health, mental calmness, and awareness.

Pneumatherapy by Ministers of Therapeutae is always presented and practiced in a "heart-centered" atmosphere, with certain goals or parameters in mind: Wholeness and Oneness, Freedom and Safety, Energy and Aliveness, Peace and Power, Health and Happiness, Love and Light.


ESOTERIC IMPLICATIONS

Pneumatherapy is based on the original word 'pneumatology'--"pneuma" is the Greek for spirit or self, thus "pneumatology" is the study of, finding the meaning of spirit. Pneumatherapy actually refers to the healing of the spirit, which is then empowered to deal with problems which may also be felt in the mind —the psyche, and/or the body —the soma. The original Greek word "therapeuo" means to treat a condition or disease, and in this context does not just mean to cure or heal only the body, as full healing comes from the spirit or soul, the pneuma.

God created man out of the elements of the earth, and then He "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Genesis 2:7). Therefore, man is both a physical and spiritual being. The spiritual being of man reflects that he was created in God's image. This confirms that mans has a "spirit and soul and body" (I Thessalonians 5:23).

Esotherically, Pneuma is a non-physical entity called "spirit;" (sometimes called a "sensory being" or "soul"). Spirit directed the writing of God's message, he caused the word pneuma to be used to describe a "non-physical" being. A pneuma (spirit) cannot be detected by the human five senses. Yet its presence in a living human is usually obvious. According to God's scriptures: "theou pneuma" (God's Spirit) in Matthew 3:16, "to hagios pneuma" (the Pure Spirit) in Luke 3:22, and "to pneuma" (the Spirit) in Mark 1:10,12 and John: 1:32,33.

Pneumatherapy is a ministry of reconciliation and healing. The intention of this article is to set forth the theory and practice of Pneumatherapy.

A pneumasomatic disease, which is so common, is a physical condition or symptom, which arises in the spirit—the pain and suffering which we, consciously or unconsciously, bring on ourselves. The term psychosomatic disease was later recognized and adopted by a few doctors in the 1930s. They finally came to accept that there are mind/body diseases, related to the human psyche but are triggered by stress which people take on when stressed by others and/or circumstances. The influence that the mind has over physical processes — including the manifestations of physical disabilities that are based on pneumatic infirmities, rather than actual injuries or physical pathology — is manifested by self-hypnosis, negative mental attitudes, wrong thinking, and the power of suggestion by the ill influences by others.

In brief, pneumatherapy is a spiritual form of mind and body treatment for so many of those disorders caused self-hypnosis, or diseases caused by self. A pneumasomatic disease is a mental disorder, characterized by physical symptoms that suggest physical illness, in which medical test results are either normal or do not explain the person's symptoms, pain and sufferings. Pneumasomatic diseases (somatoform disorders) are not necessarily the result of conscious malingering (fabricating or exaggerating symptoms for secondary motives) or factitious disorders (deliberately producing, feigning, or exaggerating symptoms) - in which sufferers perceive their plight as real. They are the result of a spiritual deficit, a lack of faith and morals needing atonement - reconciliation with God.

The stress factors of today’s society, especially on today’s youth with institutionalized education, telecommunications and mass media presents an ever burdening pressure on the psyche. We all have been secretly hypnotized since birth. Every day, newspapers, radio and television programs, and other people are implanting harmful thoughts and emotional perversions which become deeply embedded into the subconsciousness, should one be out of control of his/her mental faculties, which is typical in children. Inevitably, as adults, we become outer-directed instead of inner-protected. Indirect hypnosis manipulates the minds and behavior of millions of people, leading to destructive behaviors and disease.

From the moment a baby is born, society, family, parents and guardians begin molding the psyche. The moment the infant leaves the womb, he/she becomes recipient to suggested behaviors and habits that will drastically affect his/her future. Experiences, sensations, behaviors, and even conversations are stored in electronic memory banks and result in images and impulses for future reference, action and reactions, and a plethora of compulsive behaviors.

Habits quite simply are acts so frequently repeated that they become almost automatic in performance. Most human beings respond to stimuli in patterns similar to animals in that sensory stimuli set off reflexive behaviors in the nervous system, out of control of the pneuma. These are known as conditioned reflexes. These are electronic memories so automatic we call them activated shells. Habits feed on childhood memories and even past-life traumas which act as deep emotional locks which become most difficult to break without pneumatherapy.

The sources of compulsive behaviors a pneumatherapist can readily trace back. We develop a complex of physical and emotional habits which branch out from primitive emotions formed in early childhood or left as residue from genetic memories. Once the soil and roots of these behaviors are identified by the individual, they lose their power over behavior patterns and thus the body.

Pneumatherapy is a new method of healing and rejuvenation. By direct access of activated shells (traumatic memories forcing behaviors in undesirable manners), prior episodes can be accessed and effectively neutralized by a variety of techniques. Finding a means of accessing these early, uncontrollable feelings - and then altering the dynamic associated with them - both mentally and physically - has been the goal of nearly all psychotherapies in decades past.

Many people mistakenly think therapy is something solely confined within the ambit of psychological well-being.
Hardly do they realize that the spiritual dimension of the human person craves for healing and restoration. Without spiritual healing the human person remains existentially crippled and unproductive.

Pneumatherapy, or the therapy of the Holy Spirit, intends to address any body, mind or spiritual deficiencies that severely inhibit people from reaching their God-given potential. Pneumatherapy works if humans open themselves to the Spirit's powerful work.

To expose our body to the healing action of the Spirit means to offer our physical infirmities, complexes, aggressive behaviour, insecurity, depression, chronic discouragement, sadness, deep-seated grudges, and resentment and let Him heal us by the power of the word of God, the sacraments and our active faith response. To expose our mind to the Spirit also means imploring the Spirit to free us from not only our disorders of the habit and subconscious, but our mental diseases of incredulity, superstition, intellectualism, pride and presumption.

By consecrating our intelligence to the Holy Spirit we open ourselves to the truth that saves. In this regard the word of God can be a great source of strength and enlightenment for our often limited and erroneous intellectual capacity. To expose our will to the Spirit by means of pneumatherapy and furthermore pray to the Holy Spirit to heal our heart diseases such as coldness, indifference, rebelliousness, and the lust for power, money and pleasure, the body is brought back to life. We need to keep firm in the belief that the Holy Spirit and His healing power are more powerful than all the maladies of the soul.

Pneumatology is the study of spiritual beings and phenomena, especially the interactions between humans and God. Pneuma (πνεῦμα) is Greek for "breath", which metaphorically describes a non-material being or influence.

In Christian theology pneumatology refers to the study of the Holy Spirit. The English word comes from two Greek words: πνευμα (pneuma, spirit) and λογος (logos, teaching about). Pneumatology would normally include study of the person of the Holy Spirit, and the works of the Holy Spirit. This latter category would normally include Christian teachings on new birth, spiritual gifts (charismata), Spirit-baptism, sanctification, the inspiration of prophets, and the indwelling of the Holy Trinity (which in itself covers many different aspects). Different Christian denominations have different theological approaches.

Pneumatology is thus the study of the Person and work of God the Holy Spirit. Since the beginning of the New Testament Church many Christians are uninformed about the Spirit reflected by the church at Ephesus. When the Apostle Paul asked about this area of their understanding, he was shocked when the response came: “We have on so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost” (Acts 19:2). The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. The work of the Spirit of God in the life of a Christian: convicts, regenerates, resides permanently, seals, fills, guides, prays, teaches, and brings spiritual gifts.


You Must Exercise Your Spirit

All we need to do is exercise our spirit. As with any exercise, at first it may seem strange. You may feel some unrest, but you should not stop. First Timothy 4:7-8 says that we should exercise ourselves unto godliness. In order to exercise yourself in the things related to God, you need to use the proper "organ." If you want to be an athlete, you must exercise the muscles of your legs and abdomen. If you want to be someone who exercises in the things related to God, you must use your spirit.

In the world today, we have a generation that is worshiping the body, doing rhythmical gymnastics, aerobics, body-building, etc. First Timothy 4 says that bodily exercise has some benefit:

"...exercise yourself unto godliness. For bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the present life and of that which is to come." (1 Tim. 4:7b-8)

What we want to emphasize is the exercise of our spirit. Because so many of not using our spirit for so long, this organ has atrophied in us. The Spirit is in our spirit, but we cannot make our spirit function normally by ignoring it. When an arm or a leg has been immobilized for a long time and then becomes mobile again, it is difficult at first to use it as we did in the past. We need some physiotherapy. Physiotherapy consists of doing specific, frequent and progressive exercises in order for the limb that has been immobilized to return to its normal function.

In the same way, our spirit needs some "spirit-therapy" or "pneuma-therapy." Our spirit has atrophied because we mainly use our body and not our soul and we have paid very little attention to our spirit. It is time for us to begin to exercise our spirit frequently and progressively.

Let us fervently pray to the Holy Spirit:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. Come now to make them blessed. Come anew so that we might also glory in the possession of that glory of the sons and daughters of God. For yours it is to strengthen and make firm, to perfect and to bring fullfilment.

The Father created us, the Son has redeemed us: Accomplish now what it belongs to you to do. Come and lead us into the fullness of the truth, enjoyment of the supreme Good, the vision of the Father; the abundance of all delights, the joy of all joys. Amen.

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