Beyond Theory: Energy Healing Works!
"Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily." Bible, Isaiah, 8
Many studies have been conducted that have resulted in verification of the power of healing energy. In fact, in researching this phenomenon, I was struck by how many universities have special elaborate facilities for conducting such research. These experiments rule out the power of suggestion and placebo effects by objectively measuring various aspects of the electromagnetic fields in healing situations. Kirlian observation of healing sessions has revealed that the observable energy of healers is smaller after a healing session, while the patient's energy is enhanced, indicating a transfer of energy. (Tompkins and Bird, 209)
One experiment by Daniel P. Wirth, M.S., J.D., demonstrated that subjects who received five minutes of exposure to a Non-contact Therapeutic Touch Practitioner experienced a significant acceleration in the rate of healing of identical wounds as compared with control subjects who either received no such exposure or exposure to a "fake" healer. (Wirth)
A thirteen years long series of experiments demonstrated the human ability to mentally influence biological systems regardless of distance or isolation of the subjects from all conventional and energetic influences. Many controls were implemented to rule out error or extraneous influences. Through intention, focused attention and visualization of desired outcomes, subjects were able to influence another person's "electrodermal activity, blood pressure, and muscular activity; the spatial orientation of fish; the locomotor activity of small mammals; and the rate of hemolysis of human red blood cells." The experiments have been considered laboratory analogs of mental healing. (Braud and Schlitz)
In an experiment by Dr. Valorie Hunt and colleagues at UCLA in which a sensitive or clairvoyant relayed her observations of the color, size, and energy movements of the chakras and auras of a healer and patient, it was found that the measured and mathematically analyzed energy patterns of the healer and patient corresponded to the auric colors observed by the psychics. The location of the colors and time of occurrence also corresponded with the quantitative data. Seven other aura readers achieved similar results. (Alvino) At last the observations of technology are approaching the depth of those of mystics throughout history!
Tachyon Energy, the Creative Force of the Universe
While study of the electromagnetic interaction of all life may seem revolutionary, quantum physics has gone even farther. Experiments showing the reaction of plants to mental influences suggest that there are forces beyond the electromagnetic spectrum responsible for the interactions, for plants responded even when placed in a Faraday cage which blocked penetration of electromagnetic waves. (Tompkins and Bird, 11) Quantum physicists speculate that the force beyond the electromagnetic is something that has been given the name "Tachyon energy."
Tachyons are the theoretical source of subatomic particles, and the expansion of the tachyon field is speculated to be the creative force of the universe. Tachyon theory explains the instantaneous nature of psi phenomenon, which transcend Einstein's relativity theory that restricted the movement of energy in the universe to the speed of light. Tachyon theory postulates that there are actually two universes involved in creation: the visible, sub-light speed universe we are conscious of and an invisible, faster-than-light universe. This Tachyon energy is omnipresent, or exists holographically simultaneously everywhere because it travels faster than light, and hence takes no time to travel through space. (Takionic Products)
Tachyon energy is speculated to be the creative and sustaining force of all life, which requires a certain balance of energy to sustain itself. When a life form requires life energy, a vacuum is created and tachyon energy rushes in. The nervous system is viewed as a conductor for the absorption and processing of this energy. Energy healers are perhaps simply individuals whose sensitive or developed nervous systems make them more adept at manipulating or processing this energy. (Takionic Products) If tachyon energy is indeed the life force, then it is this force which may correspond to the vital energy of life called variously Chi by the people of China; bioplasma by Russian researchers; animal magnetism by Franz Mesmer, the father of hypnotism; orgone by Dr. Wilhelm Reich and the Force by Master Yoda and his disciples. Electromagnetic fields may prove to be merely the language through which this energy manifests and communicates.
While tachyon theory is at the frontier of physical research, there is now adequate knowledge regarding electromagnetic field interaction to explain energy healing. Tachyon energy is mentioned because there is always another layer of the onion to explore. I often visualize the galaxy from the outside the way humans may visualize a cell. Perhaps the planets are in some way similar to electrons orbiting an atomic nucleus (the sun). At the same time, the galaxy may be but an infinitesimal particle of say, a blade of grass of a larger system, which may itself be but a tiny particle of another system, etc... If the macrocosm (from our perspective) mirrors the microcosm, then the microcosm in turn reflects the macrocosm. At the level of atomic particles there may exist many levels of energy and life too small for us to perceive. A proton may be an entire "world" filled with lifeforms similar to the world of the earth.
Recent technological developments have at last intellectually confirmed the ancient metaphysical knowledge that life is essentially energy and that this life energy is observable in the auras emitted by all living organisms. Scientific research into the nature this energy and the interactions between electromagnetic fields has produced results that mirror the observations and views of "sensitives" and healers. This research has provided evidence not only of the existence of the aura, but also of the mechanisms behind and power of auric healing.
Perhaps future research into the nature of life and consciousness will also benefit from serious contemplation of esoteric knowledge and the incorporation of spiritual philosophy in scientific exploration. With the recent observations that "objective research" is oxymoronic, given that the mind of the observer affects the results of the experiment, clearly the line between scientific methodology and subjective perspective has collapsed.
Open-mindedness, or the ability to approach the unknown without prejudice for conventional thought has led to the greatest innovations in history, and continues to hold the most promise for future progress into the vast territory of the unknown.