Dr Alicia feels their pain
Type of Spiritual Experience
Dr Shafica Karagulla, born in the Lebanon but whose research took her to the USA and the UK, was a neuro-psychiatrist who spent eight years researching ordinary people who appeared to have extraordinary abilities. She started off being a skeptic as most scientists are [including me] but over time the evidence seemed overwhelming and she set up a research project to find out more. What brought her into the area was a book about Edgar Cayce, what kept her going was an open mind and an insatiable curiosity. Where she is remarkable is that she had no experiences of her own to confirm her eventual conclusions, but like all the very best scientists forgot her own life and concentrated on the observations and evidence.
Her research subjects were carefully chosen. She rejected all those who claimed they had these abilities but instead by a laborious process of enquiry and referral managed to find those who carried on normal professions and who never talked about their abilities but just used them.
She found many very successful doctors and healers, with an uncanny reputation for being able to diagnose illnesses amongst this group – successful because very often they could ‘see’ the illnesses of their patients, although they never told the patients. Instead they always ordered laboratory tests which inevitably confirmed the diagnosis but made the patient think that is how their illness was diagnosed. Amongst this group she also found doctors [as well as healers] who could heal.
A description of the experience
Breakthrough to Creativity – Dr Shafica Karagulla
I had heard of Dr. Alicia but she was very reluctant at first to discuss HSP and I had to get an introduction through a mutual friend in whom she had great confidence. She was willing to discuss her abilities on the condition that her real name would not be mentioned. She told me that she sees an energy field interpenetrating the patient's body and extending a short distance around it. As soon as a patient walks into her office she knows where the ailment is located because of the condition of the energy field. Through the years she has correlated the usual methods of medical diagnosis with her observations of this energy field. Gradually she was able to make a clear and accurate diagnosis simply by observing the energy field.
Dr. Alicia has another ability of a different type which I have encountered in many physicians. She senses or feels within her own body the pain or discomfort precisely where the patient feels pain or discomfort. In earlier years she found this confusing and very distressing. In order to stay in the therapy field she had to leam to tune this out for the sake of her own efficiency and wellbeing. She uses this ability only when she definitely chooses to do so to assist in diagnosis or in her evaluation of a patient