Dr George's surgical insights
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
Doctor George, a famous surgeon with patients in many parts of the world, was finally inveigled into discussing Higher Sense Perception. I had begun to have an idea which physicians to seek out for discussion on this subject, by the reports which I heard about their abilities. Doctor George shows a somewhat different pattern in his HSP abilities. He not only has a remarkable ability for diagnosis, but he can often foresee events connected with his patients. He knows when a patient can survive an operation and will be benefited by it. He also knows, no matter how excellent the prognosis, when a patient cannot survive the operation. At times he operates when his consultants on a case consider it unwise for a doctor to take the risk of surgery. Such patients always recover.
Doctor George discussed many of his cases and his experiences with me. On one occasion he had gone to the operating room and his associate was preparing to make the incision. Doctor George suddenly changed his mind about where the incision should be made. In spite of the protests of the assistant surgeon, he marked out the incision in another area, explaining that they would run into an artery in the area which had first been marked out. His associate protested that there could not possibly be an artery in the area. He was bewildered and concerned that Doctor George thought so. However, when the patient was opened up, there was a peculiar anomaly. The artery was in the wrong place. If the incision had been made in the first area, they would have gone into the artery too suddenly to save the patient.
Doctor George told me that he labelled these sudden insights "professional intuition," but he sometimes found it difficult to explain them to his colleagues. He was well aware that it was something more than "professional intuition."