Is it possible to diagnose accurately what’s ailing a perfect stranger simply by looking at him or his picture?
There is now sufficient experimental basis for believing this is possible. Let’s take a look at some of the evidence.
In the mid-1970s, Dr. Clyde Norman Shealy, fascinated by the work of psychics and clairvoyants, conducted an informal experiment to see if doctors of medicine are better at diagnosing patients compared to clairvoyants given only the patients’ photos.
He gave photos of patients to separate groups of psychics and doctors and asked them to indicate the patients’ diseases after looking at their pictures. None of the patients were known to either the psychics or the doctors.
The accuracy of the clairvoyants’ diagnosis ranged from 70 to 98 percent, compared with the doctors who scored much less.
Dr. Shealy also compared the diagnostic skills of astrologers and palmists, but they scored merely by chance.
Dr. Shealy is neither a quack nor a clairvoyant. His medical credentials are impressive. He obtained his MD degree, specializing in Neurosurgery, at Duke University, and had a five-year residency in Neurosurgery at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital.
He spent nine months working with Sir John Eccles, the 1963 Nobel Prize winner at the Australian National University. He taught Neurosurgery in Boston and later became director of the famed Pain Rehabilitation Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
He introduced a novel surgical neurological surgery using microcircuits. He put electrodes on the spinal cord itself to short-circuit otherwise uncontrollable pain. He called this device the “Dorsal Column Stimulation (DCS).”
In his book, “Occult Medicine Can Save Your Life,” published in 1975, Dr. Shealy declared: “I feel very strongly that there is a place for the occult, for unconventional medicine, in our total scheme of medical and scientific healing.
“If the occult can help us avoid a dangerous test, if it can help heal the skull of a four-year-old so that further surgery can be avoided, if it can foretell the causes of the disease or pinpoint its cause, if it can relieve sufferings or just make the victim better able to live with a problem that can’t be helped, if it can save even one single life and specially if this occult is harmless and perfectly safe, then to my way of thinking it is justified.”
Dr. Shealy obviously is not using the word “occult” in relation to black magic, witchcraft or sorcery, but in its generic or objective meaning, which means “hidden” or “secret.”
Occult knowledge is simply “unknown” or “unconventional” knowledge.
Spark of energy
In the Western world today, there are gifted clairvoyants or psychics who are trained as “medical intuitives,” and their job is to diagnose a patient’s illness without any instrument except their psychic gifts.
In the mid-’80s, I met in London the world-famous American medical intuitive Barbara Ann Brennan of New York. She is the author of the excellent and very practical book “Healing Hands.”
I was with Filipino faith healer Emilio Laporga, who demonstrated his unique method of psychic surgery to a stunned audience attending a conference of unconventional healing there.
Brennan saw the spark of energy that emanated from the fingers of the healer to the female patient’s body at a distance of two feet, and an incision appeared on her body.
I myself have done several psychic diagnosis with great success, but I couldn’t tell how I did them. They just happened spontaneously.
The first case was that of a friend who visited my house in the mid-’70s, complaining of a headache. Just for fun, I told him I would take a look at the problem. I sat facing him and mentally saw his skull with his nasal bone tilted to one side; I knew intuitively that it was the problem.
The deviated septum caused his sinusitis, which in turn induced the headache.
My friend, as well as a Swiss doctor who was present, were surprised how I saw it with my eyes closed. I was more surprised than they were.
On another occasion, I correctly diagnosed and even healed the terrible stomach pain of a lady assistant of mine in one company I used to work with. She had already gone to the clinic and had taken medication but the pain had persisted.
I saw clairvoyantly the lower part of her stomach to be black but the upper was blue and normal. I concentrated, visualized and willed the black portion to turn blue and it did. When she opened her eyes, her stomach pain was gone.
Conventional, orthodox and allopathic medical practitioners would simply laugh at these stories and regard the unconventional methods of diagnosis as ridiculous.
But that’s only their opinion; no point in arguing with them. They are absolutely correct from their own point of view.
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