Mental Healing, Our Foundation
A Therapeutician (™) is a graduate of this School, and reflects a special, esoteric study of various therapeutics having metaphysical origins. Carlyle, the Scottish Sage has aptly said: " The profession of the human healer is radically a sacred one, and connected with the higher priesthood; or rather, is itself the outcome and acme of all priesthoods, and divinest conquests of the human intellect here below— as will appear one day." Vitalism is the central theme of all traditional and ancient medical practices and most certainly therapeutics. These ideas continue to find an audience in today’s era due to humanity's persistent religious beliefs, all things spiritual, and recognition of supernatural phenomena.
Like all the laws of nature, the law of natural medicine is universal in its application; and, like all the others, it can be simple and easily comprehended when recognized. What many practitioners fail to recognize is that there is an intelligence that controls the functions of the body in health, it follows that it is the same power or energy that fails in case of disease. Failing intelligence, with plunder into chaos, the body requires assistance; and that is what all therapeutic agencies aim to accomplish. No intelligent physician of any school claims to be able to do more than to “assist nature” to restore normal conditions of the body.
That there is a mental energy that requires assistance, no one denies; for science teaches us that the whole body is made up of a summation of intelligent systems - neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, etc. - each of which performs its functions with an intelligence exactly adapted to the performance of its special duties as a member of the whole. However, there is no life without mind, from the lowest unicellular organism up to man/woman. It is, therefore, a mental energy that actuates every cell and fiber of the body under all its conditions. That there is a central intelligence that controls each of these mindful organisms and systems is self-evident. That mind totality directs its proper agency which results in healing or plunders into chaos which is dis-ease.
Whether, as the materialistic scientist insists, this central intelligence is merely the sum of all the cellular intelligences of the bodily organism, or is an independent entity, capable of sustaining a separate existence after the body perishes, is a question that minimally concerns us in the pursuance of the present inquiry of therapeutics. It is sufficient for us to know that such an innate intelligence exists, and that, for the time being, it is the controlling energy or agency of God that normally regulates the action of the myriad of cells of which the body is composed.
|It is then, a mental agency or soul that all righteous therapeutic agencies are designed to energize, and when, for any cause, it fails to perform its functions with reference to any part of the physical structure, disease is the outcome. It follows that mental therapeutic agencies of both physician and patient are the primary and normal means of energizing the organism. That is to say, mental agencies operate more directly than any other system upon a sick organism. Although physical agencies such as medicines and nutrition are by no means excluded, all experience of the ages, which our courses bring to fore, shows that the physical organism responds best to mental stimuli as its primary agent in healing. The Therapeutician must foster this agency by study and skill in communications. These skills in communications represent our modalities, our modes of healing, whether by light, sound, word, deed, herb, or mineral, for all are vibrations at various levels. All are conveyed to invoke intelligence.
All that can be realized to the enlightened physician is that in therapeutics, a mental stimulus, a forceful vibration, is necessarily more direct and more positive in its effects, all other things being equal, than a physical stimulus alone can be, for the simple reason that it is intelligent on the one hand, and tangible in its effects on the other. It must be self-evident that it is impossible to wholly to eliminate mental suggestion in the administration of material remedies. Extremists may claim that the whole effect of material remedies is due to the factor of mental suggestion; but this is not realistic. The most that can be claimed with any degree of certainty is that material remedies, when they intelligently applied, are good and righteous forms of stimuli, and, as such, are invested with a more certain therapeutic potency than when delivered by the uneducated and mundane. It is also certain that, whether the remedies are material or mental, they must, directly or indirectly, energize the mental organism in control of its bodily functions. Otherwise the therapeutic effects produced cannot be permanent. One may take a vitamin supplement as a temporary tonic and obtain energy, but it will generally not overpower a state of chronic mental depression and a perpetuating lifestyle of bad habits.
It follows that the therapeutic value of all remedial agencies, material or mental, is proportioned to their respective powers to produce the effect of stimulating the subjective mind to a state of energized activity, and directing its energies into appropriate channels. We know that mental suggestion fills this requirement more directly and positively than any other known therapeutic agent; and this is all that needs to be done in many cases for the restoration of health outside of the domain of necessary surgery or trauma care. No power in the universe can do more to energize the mental organism than therapeutic suggestion which is the seat and source of restoring health within the body. The clinical value of therapeutic suggestion is well documented in the medical literatures. It can be administered by voice, presence or even human radiation. It is a psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion for it is based on healing and righteousness. This is a tantamount duty of physician, healer and pastor to cultivate and use this marvel of God. A miracle could do only more.
This presentation should help explain how some seemingly simple or common modalities, e.g. color therapy, on appearance may invoke disparagement to the unwise; respectfully be of little service to the untrained; while in the hands of the educated yield a remarkable therapeutic agent. The same could be said for the power of prayer.
Our studies are designed to enrich practitioners of the various healing arts with their respective modalities with unforeseen or unknown aspects of the arts they practice. By delving into the deeper aspects of their arts, it will reflect in advanced benefits for invoking one’s spiritual power, for potentizing mental suggestions in clinical application, thereby benefiting patrons, communicants, and humanity at large. Each of our courses conveys the arcane and sacred knowledge of each modality and its unique applications as a therapeutic agent. Each course leads to a Diploma upon successful completion and the right to use the designated Title on the Diploma (for non-commercial purposes) such as on personal business cards, stationary, and curriculum vitae.
Certification as a metaphysical ministry is by completing the prescribed course of study followed by submission of Thesis, and one will receive the appropriate CERTIFICATION certificate (sample below, 11" x 17", suitable for framing).
Astrotherapeutician™ [Medical Astrology]
The Priory of the Therapeutae has been joined to the Sacred Medical Order