Drugs and surgery, the front line fighters in the war against disease, are making way for a subtle new weapon: energy. Vibrational medicine sees people as multi-dimensional beings of energy rather than biological machines, and is set to revolutionise health care in the 21st century.
By Catherine Eden
Tired of taking painkillers for headaches? Had enough of asthma pumps and cortisone? Welcome to the wonderful world of vibrational medicine, which restores balance to your body by targeting the cause of your illness rather than its symptoms.
Medical science has made great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, but has not done much about the creation and maintenance of health. Alternative and complementary therapies – once considered the exclusive territory of the sprouts and sandals brigade – are finding acceptance worldwide as growing numbers of ordinary people seek real solutions for stubborn health problems. Homeopathy and acupuncture, both of which work energetically, have become almost mainstream, yet vibrational medicine as a whole is still viewed with skepticism by the medical profession. The gulf between the two approaches arises from a fundamental difference in the way they define the human body.
Conventional doctors generally see it as a sophisticated machine controlled by the brain and peripheral nervous system. When something goes wrong, allopathic medicine (allopathic means ‘other disease’) fixes one condition by creating a different condition with drugs, or it removes the problem surgically.
Vibrational healers, on the other hand, believe that the body is a complex arrangement of interconnected and interpenetrating energy fields or ‘subtle bodies’, the densest of which is physical matter. According to this perspective, illness is the final expression of an imbalance that originates in the energy field. Healing, therefore, is best effected on a subtle rather than physical level.
To accept the validity of vibrational medicine, we have to accept that we have energy fields that vibrate, and that these vibrations have frequencies that can be adjusted, rather as a radio might be tuned when it goes off station. Although science is only on the brink of investigating this subject, information about our subtle bodies has been well documented in esoteric literature by generations of mystics who have the capacity to intuit what scientific instruments have not yet been able to measure.
‘Many cultures, including our own before it became obsessed with technological progress, have had great respect for the subtle and unseen forces in life,’ writes Richard Gerber in Vibrational Medicine (Bear & Co). ‘Ancient healers would first develop a great sensitivity to an individual’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual makeup, and then suggest relatively subtle changes in diet, herbs and healing rituals to bring them back into harmony.’
Dowsers work with unseen energy, and they are known to be more accurate than the best technology in the world. Each of us, in fact, has a subtle perceptual system that we depend on, often unconsciously. We have a ‘gut feeling’, sense good or bad ‘vibes’, or describe someone we like as being ‘in synch’ or ‘on our wavelength’. What we are doing is reading that person’s energy.
Some hard evidence exists: In the 1940s, Russian researcher Semyon Kirlian devised a photographic technique to capture energetic emmissions on film, including variations in the human aura that indicated the presence of disease. At about the same time, Harold S Burr, a neuroanatomist at Yale University, made a breakthrough discovery while studying the energy around plants and animals. He found that a sprout’s energy field was not shaped like the seed but like the adult plant it was yet to become. He concluded that any developing organism carries with it a ‘growth template’ generated by its own electromagnetic field.
Science knows how cell differentiation occurs in the developing embryo, but not how cells travel to their specified locations in the body. Burr’s work gave credence to the idea that each of us has a growth template or ‘etheric body’ that contains coded information about the final form we are to take. The etheric body is just one of the subtle bodies – each of increasingly finer substance and higher frequency – that make up who we are. The astral body is concerned with emotion, the mental body with intellect, and the causal body with the innate wisdom of our spiritual or higher self.
Gifted psychics, like American medical intuitive Caroline Myss, are able to detect frequency patterns in an individual’s energy field that correspond with specific illnesses. Significantly, these signatures are visible before they manifest in the physical body.
‘Energy indicators, like prolonged lethargy and depression, tell us that we are losing our vitality,’ she writes in Anatomy of the Spirit (Bantam Books). ‘People in such stages seek the advice of their physicians because they know they aren’t feeling well – they are picking up signals that their bodies are losing energy. Frequently, however, medical tests indicate that nothing is wrong because they cannot yet identify anything happening at the physical level. Conventional medical tests have no way of measuring energy loss, and most physicians do not give credence to the idea of energy dysfunction.’
The tide, however, is turning. People are beginning to understand, in Myss’s words, that their biography becomes their biology. Although not all illness can be blamed on emotional trauma, we have ample evidence that long-term patterns of fear, anger and destructive thinking impact profoundly on our health. Medication may cure the resulting disease, but until we address the energetic dysfunction, we are simply driving our issues deeper and setting ourselves up for recurring problems.
For true healing to take place, says Myss, we have to participate in the creation of our own health, investigating the beliefs, attitudes, memories and negative thinking patterns that are embedded in our energy field, blocking our emotional and spiritual recovery.
Eastern traditions emphasise the mind-body link more than western traditions. Ancient Chinese medicine has explained that energy flows through channels called meridians and that acupuncture points along the way are the interface between the etheric and physical bodies. Hindu philosophy has taught us about the chakra system – seven energy centres arranged vertically along our spine, each associated with a major endocrine gland and nerve centre, and each representing a universal life lesson or challenge that must be mastered on the path to consciousness.
A vibrational healer can tell whether these energy centres are in or out of balance, and can use various forms of bodywork to help the patient regain equilibrium. What they are doing is really no different from the ‘laying on of hands’ that is a common practice in religious traditions. Physical touch is healing, but numerous studies have also shown how prayer can aid the recovery of hospital patients.
‘As a means of tapping into spiritual resources, prayer and meditation are an integral part of energy-based healing,’ writes William Collinge in Subtle Energy (Warner Books). ‘They clear the way for receptivity – opening the channels of communication across dimensions.’
The String Theory in quantum physics tells us that matter, in its finest form, is vibration, bearing out Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc². Einstein showed through physics that everything in our world is made of energy and radiates it. In trying to discover what holds these patterns in place, he concluded that this force must be a higher intelligence of another dimension.
‘The body would be but a pile of disordered chemicals were it not for the animating life force that maintains and organises our molecular substituents into living, breathing, thinking individuals,’ writes Richard Gerber. ‘The spiritual dimension is an aspect of human nature that is not taught in medical school nor well understood by most physicians, but it must be taken into account if we are to truly understand the basic nature of health, illness and personal growth. Mapping our physical anatomy with our energetic anatomy is going to involve marrying modern science with spiritual tradition.’
Unlike allopathic medicine that asks HOW we can be fixed, vibrational medicine will ask WHY we are ill in the first place. It is a non-invasive process based on the premise that the body holds knowledge and has an inherent drive towards balance and harmony. Just as the physical body needs good nutrition and exercise, the mind and spirit also need to be kept in shape. What we think and believe is integrally connected to the creation of health or illness. It is at this point, where consciousness and the body meet, that vibrational medicine has its impact.
This doesn’t mean that there is no longer any room for conventional medicine, but what it does mean is that we need to allow space for finer forms of diagnosis and treatment. Researchers like Royal Rife, whose invention, the Rife Beam Ray, had a 90% success rate in destroying cancer by reproducing its resonant frequency, have fallen victim to the powers-that-be that control the health industry. Medical authorities in the USA suppressed Rife’s breakthrough research more than 70 years ago, when he refused to hand over control of his therapy, and as a result, an effective cure for cancer was all but lost to the world. Before he died, Rife produced another device that delivered frequencies of electrical current via electrodes attached to the body. These machines were duplicated and used with varying success, until they were confiscated by the FDA.
The Quantum Xrroid machine or QX suffered a similar fate. Developed by a team of medical, computing and electronic specialists led by Professor Bill Nelson, it maps the voltage, amperage and resistance of the body, gathering data that would normally take weeks to collate. Depending on the messages it receives from the patient’s energy system, it feeds in frequencies that counteract toxins and viruses and that help the body to begin the process of healing itself.
‘The value of the QX is that it can help find the cause of persistent problems that can’t be fixed by conventional means,’ says Dr Leslie Emdin, a Cape Town medical practitioner and homeopath. But the 70 or more machines in use in SA at the time of writing were stalled pending the outcome of an investigation by the Department of Health.
Eventually, energy medicine will become the norm and everyone will wonder what all the fuss was about. Already, kidney stones are pulverised with sound waves, eye surgery is accomplished with lasers and the harmful effects of microwaves, electricity transformers and cell phones are being reduced by crystal tachyons, magnets and stabilisers.
The benefits of homeopathy, colour therapy and flower essences, which match their frequency to the frequency of the patient, no longer seem inexplicable. And it’s not unusual to find physiotherapists and chiropractors working energetically to release tension and pain in the body.
‘The future vibrational physicians will be more than doctors who dispense pills and potions,’ says Gerber. ‘They will diagnose the emotional imbalances and bioenergetic disturbances that may eventually manifest as illness within their patients. Subtle-energy medicine contains solutions to many of the problems that orthodox treatment methods cannot hope to correct. Vibrational medicine is revolutionary in both its theory and its methods of application. It is a healing system whose time has come.’