Erskine, Professor Alexander - The Power of the Sub-conscious Mind – The curing of Miss Violet Winter
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Power of the Sub-conscious Mind – Professor Alexander Erskine
Another interesting cure I effected was that of Miss Violet Winter, a young music hall artist, who had lost the sight of her left eye in an accident, and whose sight was also restored through the medium of psychosuggestion.
I have now been practising the science of psycho-therapeutics for a decade. It has been uphill work all the time, but the many cures of all kinds of functional disorders that I have effected, coupled with the rapid manner in which the public is now beginning to understand faith and mental healing – as the recent report of the joint clerical and medical committee demonstrates - make me believe that all the fighting against prejudice through which I have gone has been eminently well worth while, and, furthermore, it makes it perfectly clear that in a little while the science of therapeutics which I have the honour to practise, will become universally appreciated, tried and respected.
The curative work is very arduous; as the operator has to be ever hopeful and cheerful in the patient's presence to effect the cure. It necessitates his most absolute acquired confidence in the great science that he is using for the benefit of a human being.
But the pleasure of seeing the joy of the patient's recovery and the use of limbs again is the fascination that makes him tireless in his energy. These cases of paralysis, which are the most difficult to cure, require the most heroic enthusiasm of the operator for, as stated, his energy is sensed by the " sleeping patient," and it is by this vital energy that the mind controls again the matter. Of course, where there is complete lesion of nerve or tissue, then the case is hopeless of recovery, as that the mind has then no channel of communication to the affected parts goes without saying.
The source of the experienceErskine, Professor Alexander
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment