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Davitashvili, Dzhuna – Healing examples

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A description of the experience

Psychic Warfare (Threat or Illusion) By Martin Ebon
Chapter 13 - Dzhuna The Healer

Miss Davitashvili's prominence may well be due to such factors as her treatment of leading officials and her striking personal appearance. She had been something of a local heroine in her native Tbilisi (Tiflis), capital of Georgia. The city is basically a good deal more unconventional than dour, self- conscious Moscow. Bordering on the Black Sea, the Georgian Republic, together with Armenia, enjoys a Near Eastern or Mediterranean ambiance, which expresses itself in everything from food to literature and even academic attitudes.

During her hospital treatments, patients reported that symptoms of arthritis, neuralgia, and sciatica suddenly disappeared. She told Vilenskaya that she had treated as many as one hundred patients per day and successfully dealt with cases of stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, esophagal ulcers, and adenoma of the prostate gland.

According to the West German news weekly Der Spiegel (September 22, 1980), Miss Davitashvili "continued her medical education thereafter, gaining certificates at the People's High School in Tbilisi, as well as at an educational institute for 'clinical psychology.' " Her duties combined those of nurse attendant, hospital masseuse, and medical aide.

Dzhuna next took a position at a Polyclinic for Railway Employees. There, news of her healing skills quickly spread. Even seriously ill patients left other hospitals secretly, to be treated by Dzhuna. She attracted such a following that a local Communist Party functionary cautioned against exaggerated enthusiasm for a "new Mecca" of healing.

In line with the relative open-mindedness of Georgian academicians, one professor at the Tbilisi Institute for Physiology was quoted as claiming that his electrical instruments proved too weak for the bio-electrical energy emanating from Dzhuna, and that his recording devices hit the optimal points of their scales when measuring the healer's powers. Other claims are more modest and better documented. Still, an element of contemporary folklore enters into accounts of Dzhuna's life and accomplishments.

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Davitashvili, Dzhuna

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