"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."Thomas A. Eddison(1847 - 1931)

The next body after the astral is known as the mental body and the main chakra on this level is called the "Third Eye." This term originated with Indian mystics, who for hundreds of years have recognized that this chakra has special functions in foreseeing the future, other intuitive processes, meditation and prayer. The yogis call this center the "ajna." For the ancient Egyptians it was "the door to the future," while the Tibetans called it "the gate to consciousness."

A most fascinating recent discovery related to the third eye and crown chakras was made in 1992 at the California Institute of Technology. In a new study conducted by geo-biologist, J. Kirschvink, it was found that the average human brain contains about seven billion microscopic magnets, weighing a total of one-millionth of an ounce. These tiny biological bar magnets are made from crystals of the iron mineral magnetite. The crystals are strongly magnetic, unlike other iron compounds in the body. For the scientific community, this discovery again raised the question of whether humans, like many animals, might have a magnetic navigational sense. It also raised the issue of whether electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, might increase the risk of certain cancers.

How could people from ancient cultures have known that the strongest energy within the human body and around it is located in the area of the brain? How did they discover that there are special centers in the brain, such as the pineal gland, that transfer energy between the brain and the higher mind? We know, for example, that the fourth century philosopher, Herophilus, called the pineal gland a "sphincter of thought." Descartes, who in his reductionist view of the world was also looking for a place in the brain where the mind was located, referred to the pineal gland as the "seat of the soul."

For quite a long time, western medicine did not recognize the pineal gland as having any particular importance. Recently, however, scientists are changing their minds, and finally admitting that the pineal gland may play the role of master gland in our system. It may even be the key to longevity. There is more and more evidence that pineal activity is regulated by changes in environmental lighting as well as the earth's electromagnetic field (Schumann Resonance).

In developing the third eye, we not only become more aware of the flows and fields of subtle energies, but we begin to realize that we are only small parts of a much greater whole, and that any sense of separation is just an illusion. We are one with the Universe. The mental level is the highest level of energy on which a human being can operate in order to help another. It is higher in frequency than the astral level, and much higher than the etheric level.

Healing is an art that assists in the restoration of health on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels by correcting energy flows.

Healing is a non-invasive method that may be performed for any illness, stress or injury as a healing practice that has no known side effects and is complementary to all other therapeutic practices.

Every single individual is capable of learning the art of energy practice to restore health and wellbeing to themselves and others.

Jesus is probably one of the most globally known healers.  Jesus is considered as the messiah in the Qur’an as well as the Bible however he does not fit the criteria of the messiah in Judaism.  Jesus also taught his disciples the skills of healing to work alongside him.  Jesus was a truly inspirational teacher and philosopher.  If you have not read his teachings from the New Testament for while…. take a moment.

The Jansenist Miracles

This is one of the most remarkable displays of miraculous events ever recorded and took place in Paris in the first half of the eighteenth century.  The Jansenists were puritanical Dutch-influenced Catholics founded in the early seventeenth century and at odds with both the Roman Catholic Church and the French monarchy.  Many of their beliefs diverged sharply with standard church doctrine but it was a popular movement and quickly gained followers.  Both the church and the monarch, King Louis XV, were constantly maneuvering to undermine the movement’s power.  One obstacle was that Jansenist leaders seemed especially skilled at performing miraculous healings.   It was on May 1, 1727 at the height of the power struggle that Francois de Paris died and was interred in the parish cemetery of Saint-Médard, Paris.

Because of the abbé’s saintly reputation worshippers began to gather at his tomb, and from the beginning a host of miraculous healings were reported.  The ailments cured included cancerous tumors, paralysis, deafness, arthritis, rheumatism, ulcerous sores, persistent fevers, prolonged hemorrhaging, and blindness.  But this was not all.  The mourners also started experiencing strange involuntary spasms or convulsions and to undergo the most amazing contortions of their limbs.  These seizures quickly proved contagious, spreading like a bush fire until the streets were packed with men, women and children, all twisting and writhing as if caught up in a surreal enchantment.  The most phenomenal of their talents was during this fitful and trancelike state.  They had the ability to endure without harm an almost unimaginable variety of physical tortures.  These included beatings, blows from both heavy and sharp objects, and strangulation – all with no sign of injury, or even the slightest trace of wounds or bruises.   Most mind-blowing of all, they could not even be cut or punctured with knives, swords or hatchets!  Some became clairvoyant and were able to “discern hidden things.”  Others could read even when their eyes were closed and tightly bandaged, and instances of levitation were reported.  One of the levitators, an abbé named Bercherand from Montpellier, was so “forcibly lifted into the air” during his convulsions that even when witnesses tried to hold him down they could not succeed in keeping him from rising up off the ground.

What makes these miraculous events so unique is that they were witnessed by literally thousands of observers and was by no means short lived.   The cemetery and streets surrounding it were crowded day and night for years and even two decades later miracles were still being reported.  In 1733 it was noted in the public records that over 3’000 volunteers were needed simply to assist the convulsionaries and make sure, for example, that the female participates did not become immodestly exposed during their seizures.  They became an international cause for célèbre, and thousands flocked to see them, including individuals from all social strata and officials from every educational, religious, and governmental institution imaginable; numerous accounts, both official and unofficial of the miracles witnessed are recorded in the documents of the time, including the Roman Catholic Church who had had a vested interest in refuting the Jansenist miracles but they still went away confirming them. 

The Roman Catholic Church later remedied this embarrassing state of affairs by conceding that the miracles existed but were the work of the devil, hence proving that the Jansenists were depraved!!

One investigator, a member of the Paris Parliament named Louis-Basile Carre de Mongeron, witnessed enough miracles to fill four thick volumes on the subject, which he published in 1737 under the title “La Verité des Miracles”.  The niece of the mathematician and philosopher Pascal succeeded in having a severe ulcer in her eye vanish within hours.  When King Louis XV tried unsuccessfully to stop the convulsionaires by closing the cemetery of Saint Médard, Voltaire quipped “God was forbidden, by order of the King, to work any miracles there.”  The Scottish Philosopher David Hume wrote in his “Philosophical Essays” that “There surely never was so great a number of miracles ascribed to one person as those which were lately said to have been wrought in France upon the tomb of Abbé Paris. Many of the miracles were immediately proved upon the spot, before judges of unquestioned credit and distinction, in a learned age, and on the most eminent theatre that is now in the world.”


Lutheran Nuns

A group of Lutheran Nuns in Darmstadt, Germany were building a chapel when one of the sisters broke through a freshly cemented floor and fell onto a wooden beam below.  Her x ray in hospital revealed she had a compound pelvic fracture.  Instead of relying on medical techniques the nuns held an all-night prayer vigil.  Despite doctors insistence that the sister should remain in traction for many weeks, the nuns took her home 2 days later and continued to pray and perform a laying on of hands.  To their surprise, immediately following the laying on of hands, the sister stood up from her bed, free of the excruciating pain of the fracture and apparently healed.  It took her only two weeks to achieve a full recovery, whereupon she returned to the hospital and presented herself to her astonished doctors.

St. Wilfrid

A similar healing occurred in the seventh century during the building of the church at Hexham, England and involving St Wilfrid, the then bishop of Hexham.  During the construction of the church a mason named Bothelm fell from a great height, breaking both his arms and legs.  As he lay dying, Wilfrid prayed over him and asked the other workmen to join him.  They did, “the breath of life returned” to Bothelm, and he healed rapidly. 

San Gennaro

Every year in September and May a huge crowd gathers at the Duomo San Germaro, the principal cathedral of Naples to witness a miracle.  The blood of San gennaro, or St. Januarius who was beheaded by the Roman emperor Diocletian in A.D. 305.  According to legend a serving woman collected some of his blood as a relic after he was martyred. Twice a year, crowds gather and shout at the vial, the brown crusty substance changes into a bubbling, bright red liquid.  There is little doubt that this liquid is real blood.  In 1902 a group of scientists from the University of Naples made a spectroscopic analysis verifying that it was blood.  Unfortunately because of the reliquary containing the blood is so old and fragile the church will not allow it to be cracked open.

The first recording of the public performance of the miracle dates back to 1398.  The vial rarely refused to liquefy.  If it does refuse this is considered a very bad omen by the citizens of Naples.  In the past the vial refused to liquefy before the eruption of Vesuvius and the Napoleonic invasion of Naples.  More recently in 1976 and 1978 it presaged the worst earthquake in Italian history and the election of a communist city government in Naples.


Stigmatists

Therese Neumann was a well-known Bavarian stigmatist who died in 1962.  She had nail-like protuberances that passed completely through her hands and feet.  Naumann’s wounds opened periodically, and when they stopped bleeding a soft, membrane like tissue quickly grew over them.  Regardless of how her feet were positioned the blood always flowed from her wounds toward her toes, exactly as it would have flowed from Christ’s wounds when he was on the cross.  This meant that when she was sitting upright in bed, the blood actually flowed upward and counter to the force of gravity.  This was observed by numerous witnesses, including many U.S. servicemen stationed in Germany after the war who visited Neumann to witness her miraculous abilities.  A visit to Therese Neumann by Yogananda is detailed in his book: “Autobiography of a Yogi”.

Naumann also displayed inedia, the supernormal ability to live without food.  Her inedia began in 1923 when she “transferred” the throat disease of a young priest to her own body and subsisted solely on liquids for several years.  Then, in 1927, she gave up both food and water entirely.  An investigation was commissioned by the local bishop of Regensburg when he learned of this.  For two weeks from July 14, 1927 to July 29, 1927 under the supervision of medical doctor named Seidl, four Franciscan nursing sisters Neumann’s every move was scrutinized.  They watched her day and night, the water she used for washing and rinsing her mouth was carefully measured and weighed.  Neumann never went to the bather (even after a period of six weeks she only had one bowel movement, examined by Dr Reismanns, which contained only a small amount of mucus and bile, but no traces of food.)  She showed no signs of dehydration, even though the average human expels about four hundred grams of water daily in the air he or she exhales and a similar quantity through the pores.  Her weight remained constant; although she lost nearly nine pounds (in blood) during the weekly opening of her stigmata, her weight returned to normal within a day or two.  The tests were conclusive after fourteen days: Dr Seidl and the sisters were completely convinced that Neumann had not eaten or drunk a think for the entire time.  Neumann did not eat or drink a thing for the next thirty-five years. 

Other famous stigmatists:

-Most scholars agree that St Francis of Assisi was the first person to manifest spontaneously the wounds of the crucifixion.  Although no two ascetics exhibit the stigmata in quite the same way, all have two main things in common: they have wounds on their hands and feet that represent where Christ was nailed to the cross and they all heal instantly.  According to Thomas of Celano, an eyewitness to St. Francis’s stigmata and also his biographer: “His hands and feet seemed pierced in the midst by nails.  These marks were round on the inner side of the hands and elongated on the outer side, and certain small pieces of flesh were seen like the ends of nails bent and driven back, projecting from the rest of the flesh.”  St. Bonaventura also witnessed St. Francis’s stigmata and said that the nails were so clearly defined one could slip a finger under them and into the wounds.  Although St Francis’s nails appeared to be composed of blackened and hardened flesh, they possessed another nail-like quality.  According to Thomas of Celano, if a nail were pressed on one side, it instantly projected on the other side, just as if it were a real nail being slid back and forth through the middle of the hand.

-Padre Pio, an Italian who died in 1968. His stigmata wounds passed completely through his hands.  A wound in his side was so deep that doctors who examined it were afraid to measure it for fear of damaging ghis internal organs.

-Venerable Giovanna Maria Solimani, an eighteenth-century Italian had wounds in her hands deep enough to stick a key into.  As with all stigmatists her wounds never became decayed, infected or even inflamed.

-St Veronica Giuliani, an abbess at a convent in Citta di Castello in Umbria, Italy had a large wound in her side that would open and close on command.

Honolulu

Dr William Tufts Brigham, curator of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu and a noted botanist who devoted much of his private life to investigating the paranormal, recorded an incident in which a broken bone was instantaneously healed by a native Hawaiian shaman, or kahuna.  The incident was witnessed by a friend of Brigham’s named J. A. K. Combs.  Combs’s grandmother-in-law was considered one of the most powerful women kahunas in the islands, and once, while attending a party at a woman’s home, Combs observed her abilities firsthand.  One of the guests slipped and fell in the beach sand, breaking his leg so severely that the bone ends pressed visibly out against the skin.  Recognizing the seriousness of the break, Combs recommended that the man be taken to a hospital immediately but the elderly kahuna would hear none of it.  Kneeling beside the man, she straightened his le and pushed on the area where the fractured bones pressed out aginst his skin.  After praying and meditating for several minutes she stood up and announced that the healing was finished.  The man rose wonderingly to his feet, took a step, and then another.  He was completely healed and his leg showed no indication of the break in any way.


Miracles with Fire

In his book “The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism”, Herbert Thurston gives numerous examples of Saints who possessed the ability to be invulnerable to fire.  The most famous was St. Francis of Paula who not only held burning embers in his hands without being harmed but at his canonization hearings in 1519 eight eyewitnesses testified that they had seen him walk unharmed through roaring flames of a furnace to repair one of the furnaces broken walls.

In the Old Testament the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who refused to worship the status of King Nebuchadnezzar after he captured Jerusalem.  Nebuchadnezzar ordered them thrown into a furnace so “exceedingly hot” that the flames even burned up the men who threw them in.  However, because of their faith, they survived the fire unscathed and came out with their hair unsinged, their clothing unharmed, and not even the smell of fire upon them.

Back to the kahunas of Hawaii and although the kahunas have not been known to walk through furnaces they can stroll over burning lava without being harmed.  Brigham told of meeting three kahunas who promised to perform their feat for him and followed them on a trek to a lava flow near the erupting Kilauea.  They also told him that they could confer their fire immunity on him.  Brigham bravely agreed.  A 150 foot wide lava flow that had cooled enough to support their weight, but was so hot that patches of incandescence still coursed through its surface was chosen for the presentation. Brigham watched as the kahunas took off their sandals and started to recite the lengthy prayers necessary to protect them as they strolled out onto the barely hardened molten rock.    As Brigham was faced with the baking heat of the lava he had second and even third thoughts. “The upshot of the matter was that I sat tight and refused to take off my boots,” Brigham wrote in his account of the incident.  After they finished invoking the gods, the oldest kahuna scampered out onto the lava and crossed the 150 feet without harm.  Impressed Brigham stood up to watch the next kahuna, only to be given a shove that forced him to break into a run to keep from falling face first onto the incandescent rock.  And RUN Brigham did.  When he reached higher ground on the other side he discovered that one of his boots had burned off and his socks were on fire.  Miraculously his feet were completely unharmed.  The kahunas had also suffered no harm and were rolling in laughter at Brigham’s shock.  “I laughed too” wrote Brigham “I was never so relieved in my life as I was to find that I was safe.  There is little more that I can tell of this experience.  I had a sensation of intense heat on my face and body, but almost no sensation on my feet.”

The convulsionaires also occasionally displayed complete immunity to fire.  The two most famous were Marie Sonnet and Gabrielle Moler.  Sonnet stretched herself on two chairs over a blazing fire and remained there for half an hour.  Neither she nor her clothing showed any ill effects.  In another instance she sat with her feet in a brazier full of burning coals.  As with Brigham, her shoes and stockings burned off, but her feet were unharmed.  Gabrielle Moler’s exploits were even more dumfounding.  In addition to being impervious to the thrusts of swords and blows delivered by a shovel, she could stick her head into a roaring hearth fire an dhold it there without suffering any injury.  Eyewitnesses report that afterward her clothing was so hot it could barely be touched, yet her hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows were never so much as singed.

King Louis XV also tried to purge another movement in France, the unabashedly Protestant Huguenots from the valley of Cévennes and known as the Camisards.  In an official report sent to Rome, one of the persecutors, a prior named Abbé du Chayla, complained that no matter what he did, he could not succeed in harming the Camisards.  When he ordered them shot, the musket balls, would be found flattened between their clothing and their skin.  When he closed their hands upon burning coals, they were not harmed, and when he wrapped them head to toe in cotton soaked in oil and set them on fire, they did not burn.  Claris, the Camisard leader, ordered that a pyre be built and then climbed to the top of it to deliver an ecstatic speech.  In the presence of six hundred witnesses he ordered the pyre be set on fire and continued to rant as the flames rose above his head.  After the pyre was completely consumed, Claris remained, unharmed and with no mark of the fire on his hair or clothing.  The head of the French troops sent to subdue the Camisards, a colonel named Jean Cavalier, was later exiled to England wrote a book on the event in 1707 entitled “A Cry from the Desert.”  As for Abbé du Chayla, he was eventually murdered by the Camisards during a retaliatory raid.  Unlike some of them, he possessed no special invulnerability.

When Bernadette of Lourdes was in ecstasy she was also impervious to fire.  According to witnesses, on one occasion her hand dropped so close to a burning candle while she was in trance that the flames licked around her fingers.  One of the individuals present was Dr Dozous, the municipal physician of Lourdes.  Dozous timed the event and noted that it was a full ten minutes before she came out of trance and removed her hand.  He later wrote “I saw it with my own eyes.  But I swear, if anyone had tried to make me believe such a story I would have laughed them to scorn.”

On September 7, 1871 the New York Herald reported that Nathan Coker, an elder Negro blacksmith living in Easton, Maryland, could handle red-hot metal without being harmed.  In the presence of a committee that included several doctors, he heated an iron shovel until it was incandescent and then held it against the soles of his feet until it was cool.  He also licked the edge of the red hot shovel and poured melted lead shot in his mouth, allowing it to run over his teeth and gums until it solidified.  After each of these feats the doctors examined him and found no trace of injury.

K. R. Wissen, a New York physician was on a hunting trip in 1927 in the Tennessee mountains when he encountered a twelve-year-old boy who was similarly impervious.  Wissen watched as the boy handled red-hot irons out of a fireplace with impunity.  The boy told Wissen he had discovered his ability by accident when he picked up a red-hot horseshow in his uncle’s blacksmith shop. 

A couple of closing fire miracles:

-the pit of flaming embers the Grosvenors watched Mohotty walk through was twenty feet long and measured 1328 degrees Fahrenheit on the National Geographic team’s thermometers.

- In the May 1959 issue of the Atlantic Monthly Dr Leonard Feinberg of the University of Illinois reports witnessing another Ceylonese fire-walking ritual during which the natives carried red-hot iron pots on their heads without being harmed. 

-In an article in Psychiatric Quarterly, psychiatrist Berthold Schwarz reports watching Appalachian Pentecostals hold their hands in an acetylene flame without being harmed