Mrs Tarpey treats meat
Type of Spiritual Experience
Dr Shafica Karagulla 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.
A description of the experience
Breakthrough to Creativity – Dr Shafica Karagulla
Mrs. Tarpey was ninety-two years old when I met her. She was alert and in command of all her faculties. She was a writer and an artist and a woman known for many years to have peculiar 'radiations' emanating from her hands. Her friends insisted that she had healing hands. Anyone whom she treated could feel great heat when her hands were brought close to any part of the body. Her abilities seemed to be very similar to those of the well-known healer, William J. Macmillan. He was given permission to practice "magnetic healing" in the nineteen-forties by a special act of the British Parliament.
Mrs. Tarpey had another strange ability. She could treat fresh meat so that it was preserved at room temperature without decaying for an indefinite period of years. She did this by holding it between her hands for ten or fifteen minutes each day for three weeks. During the period when the meat was treated it was left at room temperature and showed no signs of spoiling. I saw pieces of meat well-preserved, that had been treated thirty years before. It was dry, rather like jerky. It had had no reservatives added at any time.
Mrs. Tarpey was puzzled by these emanations from her hands and through the years she had sought some kind of scientific explanation. I was sorry that I did not have the opportunity to make further observations for myself, because she passed on a few months later.