Mikhailova, Nelya - And the ungrateful scientist
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Psychic Warfare (Threat or Illusion) By Martin Ebon
Alexander G. Spirikin is a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and a philosopher who has made a special study of "bioenergy." Writing in Sovet-skaya Rossiya (January 6, 1980), he castigated scientists for lack of moral courage in admitting that they had found psychic phenomena genuine and had, in fact, benefitted from them. Spirikin cited the case of one "ungrateful" scientist as follows:
"A scientist of very advanced years was suffering from a serious illness, which could hardly be treated at his age. In desperation, he asked for a man who had cured others by means of biofields to be brought to his sickbed. Experiencing great relief, the patient was so grateful to his 'miracle worker' that he was only too happy to do everything in his power for him.
But the healer said, 'I really don't need anything - except just this: Make a statement that my treatment has helped you.' Hearing this, the scientist became embarrassed and replied,
'How can I confirm that? I would have to explain it more fully. But I can see no explanation. So they will say that, in my declining years, I have plunged into mysticism.' "