Sensing illness using hands
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. Gloria is able to sense or feel in her hands the flow of energy along the nervous system when she touches the patient. She knows immediately where there is a block or any other kind of difficulty. She senses the circulation of the blood and the condition of the organs and tissues of the body in the same way. When she places her hands on the patient's head she is aware of all the subtle movements of the brain fluids, and much of her awareness of what is wrong with the physical body depends upon what she senses in the brain and the brain fluids. Her diagnoses have been confirmed over and over again by other physicians using the regular diagnostic method. A number of medical doctors send her cases and discuss her findings relative to their own.
Dr. Gloria senses rather than sees an energy field interpenetrating the physical body and surrounding it. She has healing in her hands and she describes this as an energy flowing through her which is turned on and off as she treats patients. She uses the usual osteopathic methods but with a subtle difference.
On one occasion I was present when she was treating a friend. Her fingers moved to one side of the patient's face and she asked if there was anything wrong with her teeth. The patient mentioned that she had recently had a little neuralgia at the root of one tooth, but she had no pain at the moment. Dr. Gloria ran her fingers lightly along the outside of the jaw and said, "I don't find any abscessed tissue, but you should see your dentist."
The patient had no swelling and no other indication that anything was wrong. Ordinarily, Dr. Gloria does not discuss her findings quite this way with a patient, but she knew both of us present were aware of her ability. The dentist found no abscess but a condition requiring treatment.