Chapter 3 Underlying Theory

A Summary of the Laws and Rules of Healing

3.1 Laws

ALL DISEASE IS THE RESULT OF INHIBITED SOUL LIFE: this is the major underlying theory upon which the healer will work, and the basic law underlying esoteric healing.

The Laws of Healing are one of three groups of laws governing the realms of:

    1. physical Nature [e.g., gravitation and electromagnetic forces],
    1. the Soul [i.e., the Law of Essential Integrity or Healing] and
    1. Life.

The Laws of Healing are imposed upon healers and provide unalterable conditions under which they must work; they may not and cannot evade them. The Rules, however, they impose upon themselves, constituting the conditions which they are advised to follow through discipline and understanding.

These Laws prescribe that the art of the healer consists in releasing the soul so that its life can flow through the form. Disease is presented as the product of past influences of the individual, humanity, and the planet Earth. These three influences, called the “Ancient Law of Evil Sharing,” gradually give place to the new “Law of Ancient Dominating Good.”

Disease is postulated to result from the misuse of force, by individuals or by groups, in some earlier life or in this one. Three major influences are said to predispose human beings to disease. These are:

    1. karmic (individual and group karma);
    1. planetary (inherited diseases of humanity); and
    1. psychological (emotional, etheric and mental).

Disease is also viewed as an effect of the basic centralization of an individual’s life energy. From the plane whereon those energies are focused are said to proceed those determining conditions which produce ill health.

Disease, a distorted reflection of divine possibilities, in fact has its “roots” in the Good (mental plane), the Beautiful (emotional plane) and the True (etheric plane). The thwarted soul produces a point of friction. Upon this point the eyes of the personality are focused and this leads to disease. The art of the healer is concerned with the lifting of the downward focused eyes unto the soul, the true Healer within the form. The spiritual or third eye then directs the healing force.

There is naught but energy, for God is Life. Two energies [the soul (solar) and the personality (lunar)] meet in an advanced human being, but other five are present. These five energies may refer to the spiritual will, the intuitive sense, the mind, the emotional feelings and the physical sensations, or to the five bodies: causal, mental, emotional, etheric and physical.

The conflict of these energies with forces and of forces among themselves produce bodily ills. In short, solar control produces health; lunar control produces illness. Therefore, the fundamental cause of disease is also related to energy, to its excess as it pours through the seven centers (chakras), or to its deficiency.

The keynote to good health is sharing or distribution. This is a fundamental principle of all spiritual healing: only by the right distribution of energy will the ills of the physical body be cured.

There are four major agents of distribution: the etheric vehicle, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the blood stream. The glands are the major determining factor in connection with the general physical health of an individual.

Diseases which are self-engendered (i.e., “psychological” or of “inner” origin) are mediated by the under or over development of the endocrine system. When life or energy flows unimpeded and through right direction to its related gland, then the form responds and ill health disappears.

The general method to promote health may be summarized in one word: HARMLESSNESS. At a very advanced stage of spiritual human development, harmlessness encompasses perfect poise, a completed point of view and divine understanding. The method used by the Good, we are told, is Harmlessness. But not all healers can practice perfect harmlessness. Harmlessness is also one of the initial and preparatory five commandments that need to be observed by all practitioners of the eight means to Raja Yoga.

Lastly, two specific laws are mentioned by name: the Law of Death, and the Law of Life. According to the Law of Death, disease and death are the result of two active forces. One is the will of the soul drawing its essence back; the other is the magnetic power of the planetary life reabsorbing the atomic structure. Thus, under cyclic law, do all forms act. This Law, currently ruling, is to be replaced in the not-so-distant future by the Law of the liberated Life.

3.2 Rules

The Rules of Healing, on the other hand, state that the self-trained healer, knowing the inner stage of thought or of desire of the one who seeks help, should relate cause and effect and know the exact point through which relief must come.

The Rules also advise that healers must achieve magnetic purity through purity of life. They must attain that dispelling radiance which shows itself in those who have linked the centers in the head and thus have created a magnetic field.

The Rules also remind the student about the fact that energy always follows thought, that there is nothing in the created world but energy in motion, and that every thought directs some aspects of that energy. When the magnetic field is established, then the radiation may go forth by:

    1. concentrating the needed energy within the healer’s center (chakra) corresponding to the one which has need in the patient, and
    1. letting the two centers synchronize and together augment the force.

According to the Rules, careful diagnosis will be made much simpler by identifying the closest center related to the diseased organ and applying methods of esoteric healing. However, ordinary, ameliorative, medical or surgical methods should not be withheld.

Finally, the Rules describe two general modes of healing: magnetic and radiatory.

  • In magnetic work, the healer links the soul, heart, brain and hands to pour the “vital healing force” (i.e., prana) to the patient. It may cure or harm according to the knowledge of the healer.

  • In radiatory work, the healer links the soul, brain, heart and auric emanation so that the healer’s presence feeds the soul life of the patient. The hands are not used. The patient’s soul, stimulated by the healer’s aura, responds by pouring forth soul energy onto the patient.

Never should the uninitiated healer or the healing group direct will power onto the patient: the uninitiated healer must always keep the will in leash. It is not will that must be used but love, because love releases, love adjusts and interprets, and love heals on all three planes. Healers are advised to give to all who seek their aid the fullest measure of love.

According to the textbook, if these Laws are studied deeply by those who seek to learn to heal spiritually, and if healers endeavors to make their life conform to the Rules, a definite pattern of healing and an emerging technique will take shape in their minds and greatly increase their effective service.

According to the author of this guide, a word of caution is in order. These Laws and Rules should not be misapplied by blaming patients for their diseases. In fact, such interpretation would negate the healing spirit of compassion inherent in them. Furthermore, such misapplication would also undo any healer’s success in “lifting of the downward focused eyes unto the soul.” Thus the importance for the healer to truly understand “the inner stage of thought or of desire of the one who seeks help” and to act accordingly.