The Rogue Healer

The Man They Couldn't Kill. The Most Remarkable Story You've Never Heard


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Distant Healing

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Healing from a distance is one of the most fascinating aspects of the healers work. It’s also one of the most mysterious and intriguing. It’s so often the one people want to hear about most, but it’s probably the aspect we can talk about least. It’s most certainly poorly understood. So what is it, and how on earth does it work ?

Obviously, it is the theory that a healing response can be stimulated from a distance. What sort of distance ? In my experience, the distance is unimportant. It can be five metres, or five thousand kilometres. We tend to focus on the distance as being the important aspect of the process, when I am inclined to believe it’s probably the least important part of the encounter. We naturally fixate on figures, and the only figures available are those of the distance. If the distance had any significance, then healing over twenty kilometres would be easier than over two hundred kilometres, yet in reality, it makes no difference at all.

I must admit, it sounds far fetched. How is it possible to influence biological systems from a distance ? As the astrophysicist and scientific philosopher Sir Arthur Eddington once commented, when discussing the uncertainty principal in quantum physics in 1927:

“Something unknown is doing we don’t know what”

I’m not sure I believed in distance healing, when I first heard about it. It’s hard enough to accept hands-on healing, despite the enormous evidence for its effectiveness. But healing from a distance seems a step to far. Subsequently, and now knowing more about how the universe is constructed, and the nature of reality, I can see that there is no step too far. We are all connected. We are all part of the whole. Whether by quantum entanglement, or whether because we live in a holographic universe, we are all as one. So information exchange is instantaneous. However long the step might be, distance healing now makes perfect sense. And anyway, I know it works, because I have seen it, several thousand times.

My first experience with ‘distance’ healing was when I treated young Elliot, a three year old suffering with a very rare form of cancer. This is the little boy I discuss in the chapter on ego. Neuroblastoma is a horrible disease, with no known cure. Elliot had been diagnosed six months earlier, had undergone chemotherapy, but had subsequently relapsed, and been sent home from the hospital to die. His parents were desperate for help, if only to ease the pain of the tumours. When I drove up to see the family, I was quite frankly, unprepared for what I would find. Elliot was a very sick little boy, and the way the cancer had affected him was shocking. He hadn’t eaten for ten days, and was barely even taking water. He was extremely thin, and looked pale and drawn.

When I walked into the house, Elliot saw me as just another doctor, sent to poke and prod him. I think he was fed up with all the attention, and considering the constant pain, combined with being unable to eat, he’d just about had enough of strangers. He was only three years old, and children are apt to be a little fractious anyway, at that age. Considering everything he had suffered, it was only to be expected that he didn’t take kindly to sitting quietly, while I treated him. After some tears and upset, his mum decided to take him into the kitchen, while I sat another room, and tried to ‘send’ the healing to him. It might work, it might not. I was working on the principal that healing worked, whether I touched the patient, or whether I held my hands several centimetres from the body. Effectively, that is distant healing. Hands-off, rather than hands-on. So if it worked from a couple of centimetres, why not from several meters, through a wall ?

I focused my mind on Elliot, and imagined him in front of me. My hands started to tingle, and it almost felt as if I was actually touching Elliot. It seemed as though I was wearing hot mittens over my hands. It was quite a strange experience. There was a sense of me not quite ‘being there,’ and no longer being entirely in the room. I could hear Elliot, crying, from the kitchen, and as I switched ‘on’ the healing, he went quiet. Within seconds, he was asking his mum for a boiled egg, and from that point on, he was a completely different little boy, and his appetite, which had been non-existent for ten days, was fully returned.

At the time, I just assumed this effect was due to a ‘field’ of healing energy. It wasn’t especially impressive, because I had noticed many people in the vicinity of my work received healing, just by watching, when they weren’t the actual subject of the treatment. If the healing filled the room, why couldn’t it also fill the house ? Elliot had been some six metres from me, separated only by a brick wall, which seemed to be close enough to benefit. There was no placebo effect, as Elliot was only three years old, and was thoroughly fed up with any form of treatment or any medical people. He had no expectation, and no belief in my ability. I was just another doctor, and doctors had only ever given him more pain. His chemotherapy had made him terribly ill, and it was with sickness, not health, that he associated doctors. If the sudden reappearance of his appetite, after ten days, was a coincidence, then it was extremely lucky, coming at the precise moment I activated the healing switch. From that point on, he was also almost entirely free of pain, and needed minimal pain killers for the rest of his life. The effect was breathtaking.

Was that distant healing ? Or just a powerful healing field ? I don’t know for sure, but it was the start of my realisation that I didn’t need to be present for healing to be effective. If we think back to the chapter on healing energy, I think its very clear that space and time, being four dimensional, fully supports the notion of instantaneous information transfer, using energy, over enormous distances. In a four dimensional, holographic universe, there is no distance. In that case, healing from six metres, or sixty-million metres makes no difference. It happens.

Extract from Strong Medicine – The Handbook of Healing


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Energy – As real as we allow it to be………

radiance by Kathy Koch

Radiance by Kathy Koch

Energy. It’s the basis of all healing, all matter, life and the universe. As healers, it’s the raw ‘stuff’ with which we work, yet at very best it is poorly understood, even by those who claim to know and understand it. In healing terms, it’s incredibly simple, but even then, hard to define and frustratingly intangible until you experience it for yourself. For myself, I know it will make my hands tingle until painful, it will make me feel burning hot or icy cold in an instant, and for my clients, it has been known, on occasions, to deliver electric shocks from my hands strong enough to throw them from the chair, or leave burn marks on their skin. Most importantly of all, it will stimulate a healing response in their body, which can generate apparently miraculous cures, beyond the hope or possibility of medical science.

In my world, working with energy is absolutely normal. It allows me to view the universe as an interconnected and unified consciousness, where we are each responsible for whatever we create. For you too, I suspect you have accepted ‘energy’ to be part of your life, and an integral part of your healing work. We accept energy, unless we choose to be sceptics, in which case we reject it, despite being unable to even define what we are rejecting. I’ve lost count of the number of times I have been told healing energy does not exist, but when I ask for an explanation or a definition of energy, the ‘thing’ that has just been dismissed, I am met with a blank face. The person who has denied the existence of healing energy does not know what energy might be, and doesn’t actually know what he or she is denying. Their opinion is born of prejudice, misunderstanding and cultural arrogance. It does not arise from any examination of the evidence. Even the greatest quantum physicists are unable to effectively define energy, but at least they are open-minded enough to accept the energetic nature of the universe is still full of mystery and the unknown, and are not so arrogant as to assume they know all the answers.

I have no intention of trying to prove the existence of healing energy. What would be the point ? Those who have experienced it will believe it, those who have never experienced it will continue to doubt it. Having successfully treated over twenty-thousand people and animals, using the self same healing energy, its existence is not in question to me, and if you have felt it, and used it too, you’ll have the same opinion. We know that healing is subjective, based on the individual’s personal experience. How can it be otherwise ? So why waste time to trying to prove what we already know exists ? What is far more interesting is the nature of energy, its characteristics, and the way it works within the physical body. What is it that we are actually working with, and can that mechanism be understood, at least in terms of patterns and behaviour ? It is that area which I intend to explore in this chapter.

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Lightball on the Stones by http://www.lightart-photography.de

I liken energy to love. Imagine trying to explain love to someone who has never experienced it. Where would you start, and can you imagine their incredulity and scepticism ? You’d describe the power of love, how it makes you view the world differently, how it can change your character and your very sense of self, and how it can become a force powerful enough to overcome any obstacle. You could describe how great works of art and literature have been inspired by love, and how empires have been won and lost over love. You might even quote some Shakespearian sonnets, or some Sufi love poetry to illustrate your point, and when questioned about where love might come from, you’d have to say it can start with the flash of a smile, the tenderness of a voice, and the cry of newborn baby. It sounds wonderful, but although we all know it exists, your explanation is unlikely to convince the hardened disbeliever, who looks to denigrate anything he cannot touch, buy or control.

Scientifically, love cannot exist. It’s too subjective, individual and dependent on personal experience, expectation and cultural and social factors. Science in its current form is reductionist and rational, based purely on objective observation, ignoring the human experience. Love cannot be dissected or reproduced in a laboratory. Yes, we can talk about hormones as catalysts for chemical reactions, but that is not love. Love takes place in the consciousness, not in a test tube. Energy is very similar. There is absolutely no doubt it exists, but how does it exist in a form which we can actually define and use, in healing terms ? Are love and energy the same thing ? Is love an energy ? Is energy pure love ? And where does consciousness fit into the equation ?

It is fascinating to know there is no actual definition of energy. The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman stated “It is important to realise that in physics today, we have no knowledge of what energy is”. Now, Feynman was mischievous in the way he worked, and had no problem in challenging and upsetting the great minds of science. He was an iconoclast, and loved to provoke people. But by making that statement, he was also making a pertinent point. Feynman was exposing an inconsistency at the heart of physics. Effectively, energy is a mathematical abstraction. A human construct. Most of the ways we define energy are actually characteristics of energy, rather than energy itself. Yet it clearly exists. We know energy can neither be created, nor destroyed. But we still don’t know what it is.

The core of the problem, from the human perspective, is in separating our perception of energy with our perception of self. Where does energy stop, and matter begin ? Your body doesn’t exist, according to the ‘standard model’ used by modern physicists. You are composed entirely of atoms. But these atoms are 99% empty. They are almost entirely devoid of matter. If an atom was the size of the average football stadium, the nucleus would be sat in the centre, and only the size of an apple. Electrons would be whizzing around, but they would be smaller than a pinhead. Tiny pinpricks of light, disappearing and reappearing apparently at random. Effectively, the football stadium would be completely empty. And so it is with an atom. The atom, and as a consequence, your body, is almost entirely composed of empty space. Matter, as you imagine it, exists only at a sub-atomic level. Smaller than the atom. But that is where the problems start. Some would argue that even the atom, the basic unit we all learnt about in school, barely exists at all. An atom has absolutely no physical structure. Therefore it cannot exist. But it does exist, only not in the way conventional physics expected. The atom is composed of energy. Einstein’s famous E=MC2, a model of understanding, effectively states that mass equals energy and energy equals mass.

Any model, no matter how well it agrees with experiments, is still a model. It is not reality. The map is not the territory. It is just the map. Nobody can really explain what is going on, as it is inexpressible. All we can say is that the model, or the theory, makes good predictions. No more, and no less.

Extract from Strong Medicine – The Handbook of Healing