Augustine of Hippo, an African by birth and a disciple of both Christ and the neoplatonist Plotinus
said in regard to faith. "Unless you believe, you shall not understand". This seems like a vicious cycle
until we come to realize that there is inherent in man a pre-existing revelation of God's existence.
This light from within becomes the very first step in the mystical process and is revealed to all seekers
through thought and contemplation.
Self-healing is not "self" healing. When it is realized, it is the product of a collective human
consciousness loving itself. The healing phenomenon in the individual is the result of a
compassion purposefully extended from many to one through the psychic matrix of a shared
Every human act performed with charity especially those very "selfless" acts, become mystically
amplified by the Cosmic to the psychic and physical benefits of those in need. Of course, there must
be a subjective acceptance or openness to the healing power. The mind and soul cannot be locked.
Those who are healed incur the obligation of becoming healers themselves, as well as transmitters
of the vital force.
Let us ask the question: "What is self-healing?" Self-healing simply implies that an injured organism
spontaneously repairs the injury; although this is not to imply the absence of the subjective elements
Healing is healing. A cut on the skin will repair itself usually without fanfare. Certain animals like
the salamander will grow new arms, legs, and tails almost as easily as you and I heal from a simple
scratch. Some scientists have experimented with fields of energy around these amphibians which tell
the amphibian that this is place for an arm, this for a leg, and so on. If you take a piece of tissue
originally destined to be a tail and place it where an arm should be, it develops into an arm. The
cellular material itself cannot distinguish the hindquarters from the elbow. There seems to be a
cosmically induced multidimensional force permeating all nature and directing its differentiation.
As an organism becomes more complex, more things can go awry. With the emergence of our
human species, we have tremendous complexity. The dual organism that man is, is equipped for self-
repair from a cosmic blueprint. Most of us have yet to learn how the Cosmic has empowered us with
human potentials, nor have we learned how being human gives healing and self-evolutionary
The word human is derived from Indo-European root meaning "earth". The Hermetic concept of
creation and evolution, "as above, so below," expressed in the Kabala and reflected in the Christian
Lord's Prayer, "on earth as it is in Heaven", leads us to an understanding of the cosmic microcosm.
The infinite unites with the finite, or earth, producing humanity. The phrase "... dust thou art and
unto dust shalt thou return ..." is counterbalanced by the paradoxical optimism of Francis Assisi's
mystic statement, "... in dying we are born again into eternal life."
What then is the future of healing for humanity? This question must be considered on both the
collective and individual levels. On the collective level healing is the total product of all man's efforts
purposefully directed. True technical triumphs need to combine with enlightened self-control. We
need to more fully use our inherent mental power in a setting of man loving himself and others as
himself. Diseases as such will be controlled if not eliminated, although aging needs to be accepted
as a natural process of maturation which prepares us for the next phase of development. Death or
transition is a continuation of the healing process, not to be dreaded but anticipated with joy as a
return to total unity with the Cosmic.
On the individual level, man may draw from the collective energies of humanity by thinking of
himself in others, and of they in him. With proper attunement, this synthesis can produce healing
or reintegration of the vital principle in man.
As humanity, we all share a sometimes unrealized mission - the transmutation of ourselves and our
planet. The first step in accomplishing this must be sublimation of self. Each transforming act and
thought must be selfless. Among the powers that we derive from the sacred nature of our humanity
is a power of precognition and reality formation. We are given the ability to make our prophecies
self-fulfilling throughout creative visualization. In practice, however, this principle
manifests in our
lives in diametric ways. When our projections emphasize negative aspects such as illness and
feelings of inadequacy, then our lives are filled with illness, inadequacy and despair. When we
approach our lives in a positive way, attuning to feelings of transpersonal identity, we find that we
live in harmony and we are freed from envy, hatred and greed. Our own creative powers become
Many people are looking forward to a transformed future: nirvana, the millennium, the Parousia of
the Greeks, the maranatha, the Second Coming. All these images involve a future temporal order.
In self-healing, time-space continuum is transcended and the soul and mind of man enters into a
separate dimension: the New Age. Mind and soul direct the creative forces of past, present and
future, generations unite in an intense love, thus transforming matter.