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Surgeon changes to healing GP



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

A surgeon who had given up surgery for a regular medical practice came to the meeting. Kay, who was with me, pointed him out as a man with whom I should talk. After the meeting I introduced myself. In the course of our conversation I asked him if he had any HSP gifts himself. He hesitated, but finally broke down and talked about it.

He told me that some years previously, he had discovered a sensitivity in his hands both for diagnosis and for healing. He finally decided there was more opportunity for an unobtrusive use of these gifts in a general medical practice than in surgery. As a general practitioner he was able to diagnose his patients and use his gift for healing without the patient being aware of anything.

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