Dr Philip diagnoses illness
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
Dr. Philip, a physician in the middle west, showed a rather unusual pattern of abilities. He was also well-known for his diagnostic ability and because of his highly satisfactory results with his patients. He was frequently called in as a consultant at the Mayo Clinic. His many patients spoke of him with overwhelming enthusiasm.
He had been careful through the years to conceal his really fantastic abilities. He finally felt that for the record he should discuss these abilities but only on the condition that nothing was said about them until he had passed on.
Dr. Philip could see any organ in the patient's body and observe its function and any pathology that might be present. He knew the complete condition of his patient in the first few minutes as the person sat before him in his office. In order to protect his medical standing he said nothing about this and always put the patient through routine laboratory tests before giving the diagnosis. In addition to this he also had a good deal of precognitive ability and could see the course of the disease or malfunction. Furthermore, out of a number of possible treatments he had an almost instant conviction about which treatment to use.
Dr. Philip spent two days giving the history of his early experiences and the gradual improvement in his abilities through the years. He said that for many years he had regularly attended "classes" when he was asleep at night. During the sleep state he found himself in what appeared to be a medical college where night after night clear and logical medical lectures were given in perfectly intelligent sequence with none of the confusion or irrelevancies that normally accompany a dream state. He spoke with individuals and professors who were present in these classes ancl discussed medical problems. He felt as alert and as aware as he did in waking consciousness and on waking he could remember everything that had been said.
In these classes he was trained to see into the physical body and observe its condition and function.
Early in this experience he discovered that he could see into the physical bodies of patients when he was wide awake and at work in his office as easily as he did in the night classes when he was asleep.
Dr. Philip demonstrated his ability to give the medical history and diagnosis of two people he had never seen before. In each case the patient sat down in front of him fully clothed. He proceeded at once to give the patient's medical history from birth and to diagnose the ailment then present. This information was verified by the medical records and by diagnosis by other physicians using the usual diagnostic procedures.