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 found another colleague in New York who was willing to talk with me. He is a graduate of Cornell University and a well-known physician with an outstanding reputation as a diagnostician. Early in his medical practice he discovered that he had a sensitivity in his hands.
He gradually found that this sensitivity indicated to him the trouble spots in the body when he was doing a physical examination. Through the years when routine tests and methods had failed to give him a clue about obscure difficulties, he was able to gain accurate information about a patient by using this sensitivity in his hands.
This ability had become so much a part of his diagnostic procedure that he had come to take it for granted.
In addition to his sensitivity which helps him in diagnosis he has two other abilities. He told me he found out quite accidentally when his children were young that he could relieve colic or headache by putting his hand on the painful area. It had gradually become a part of his routine to unobtrusively use this magnetic healing ability to relieve patients when it was necessary. When I inquired about any other ability he told me that on occasion he could see an energy field interpenetrating and surrounding the human body. He had not tried to develop this ability nor had he tried to correlate the field with any physical condition. As far as he knew he seemed to have no control over when he did and did not see this energy field.
Many other physicians seem to have an excellent control over this ability to see an energy field.