Pranic Therapy – Part 7: Gemstone Therapy Chart, Medical Astrology Charts, Altered States and Cosmic Prana
By G. Kumar
All that is power in the Universe, manifesting as force or attraction – is but different manifestations of that Unitary power which the Vedists call Prana. Using this Vital Energy to heal is called Pranic Therapy. This article is a continuation of the earlier article Pranic Therapy Part VI.
A digression to other forms of Therapy – Gem Therapy and Medical Astrology
Each gemstone radiates a corresponding Cosmic Color which are as follows:
|Planet||Cosmic Color||Primary Gem||Number|
|Jupiter||Light Blue||Yellow Sapphire||Three|
|South Node||Infrared||Cats Eye||Seven|
The Human Electro-magnetic Field (also known as the Auric Field) has been proved by Kirlian Photography. The part of the body afflicted by disease will be darkened and a gem therapist gives the much needed cosmic color (gemstone) to redeem the area afflicted by disease.
Medical Astrology and Pranic Therapy
In the Ayurvedic Model, the planets are classified, thus:
|Moon||Vata and Kapha|
|Mercury||Pitta, Vata and Kapha|
|Venus||Vata and Kapha|
The seven planets correspond to seven gross elements (dhatus) thus
Medical Astrology postulates that a weak planet can bestow disease. If the sixth house is afflicted, digestive tract disorders are indicated. If the fourth house is afflicted, it clearly means affliction to the heart (as the heart is the 4th house by correspondence).
Here are the correspondence between the 7 Deadly Sins and the Seven planets:
Every man is born with a major flaw. By knowing which planet is afflicted, the astrologer can discern the Deadly Sin the native is afficted with. If Jupiter is weak, Avarice will be high in him. If Mars, anger and if Venus, lust etc. To overcome that vice, intense prayer and meditation is required and all vices can only be overcome by Grace Divine .
Medical Astrology’s perspective about the 12 Houses of the Zodiac:
|5th House||Place beneath the heart|
|7th House||Generative Organ|
|8th House||Upper Thigh|
Affliction to any house indicates affliction to the corresponding part of the body. Rahu – or any other malefic – in the sixth is indicative of stomach trouble and ulceration. Fourth house affliction means that the heart is afflicted and first house affliction means that the head is afflicted.
Medical Astrology can therefore point to disease and using the yogic technique of Pranic Therapy, the disease can be healed.
Shift of Stand From Head to Heart
Scientific research has accepted “psycho-neuro-immunology,” the impact of mind on the immune system. “Cardiac-neuro- immunology” is also accepted – (the impact of heart on the immune system). They are both metaphorically and anatomically the centre of our action in the heart. Our heart is 60 times stronger as an electrical generator than the brain. The heart is the big brother and the brain is the little brother. As all activities of the mind-body pivot around the central powerhouse, our heart, we have two different existences, head-centred and heart-centred. The new science of Cardio- neuro-immunology postulates that Self-healing requires a cardiocentric attention. We are judgemental if we live with our head-centred script. On the other hand, if we adopt a heart-centred way of living, we are incapable of generating any enemy and Love Divine will cure us.
The Internal Healing Power of the body
The human body is remarkable in its own resilience or healing power.
The fiercely competitive world, the tension associated with job and business and an achievement oriented culture keeps our stress arousal level abnormally high. This releases chemicals (toxins) such as cortisol, adrenalin and noradrenaline leading to suppression of the immune system and weakening of the body’s healing power. We have to get away from this frenzy and vigilance for effectuating healing. This diversion from a stress aroused state is called altered state. In order to heal better, we should be able to enter into the altered state.
An altered state is a state different from the normal awakened state. We have three relative states of Consciousness – normal awakened state (Jagrat), dreaming state (Swapna) and Deep Sleep (Sushupthi). Scientifically REM (rapid eye movement) is the Dreaming State and non-REM (non-rapid eye movement) is the Deep Sleep state. There is a higher state which is called the meditative state. It is our common intuitive experience and logic that restful sleep is conducive to healing. The interface of entering into sleep is called the hypnagogic state. Exiting from sleep is called the hypnapompic state. The twilight state has alpha theta brain waves compared to beta waves during awakened state. The meditative state is the same as the twilight state, except that we enter it and exit from it by choice. The meditative state allows our mind and body to talk to each other. (Normal brain activity is marked by Beta waves of 25 cycles per second where meditative state is characterised by alpha waves of 8.5 cycles per second).
In summary, our stressful life-style does not allow us to enter the altered state of sleep, daydream and meditation, to heal by proper body-mind communication and so we have to take refuge in Yoga to effectuate healing.
Opening the System to Divine Shakti or the Cosmic Prana
Scientifically, behind the evolution of the species (material evolution), there is an evolution of Consciousness (spiritual evolution). Our life has only a symbolic value in the sense that it is good and necessary as a Becoming; and all Becoming has Being as its goal and fulfillment and God is the only Being.
Those who find it difficult to follow these techniques can open themselves to the source of Divine Power through intense prayer. In the Geetha, the Lord promises that He takes care of the material welfare of the devotee who depend on Him solely. He also gives the Solemn Assurance – that by giving up in heart and soul to him, the devotee will overcome all difficulties by Grace Divine. He also gives the Word of Refuge (Abhaya Vachana) that His devotee shall never perish. By cultivating an attitude of trust and absolute self- surrender, we can open ourselves to Cosmic Prana, Absolute self-reliance has been defined as Reliance on the Absolute Self. When such a divine attitude becomes deeply ingrained in our psyche, we find that everything in Nature becoming favourable to us and the process of healing takes place in our psychophysical system. Thousands of people all over the world have found health, prosperity and peace through yogic methods. Prayer overcomes the resistance of the ego and opens the chambers of the unconscious to the inflow of Divine Shakti or Cosmic Prana. For this, however, prayer must be done with intensity, sincerity and perseverance. Only through this kind of prayer can we know how Pranic Healing takes place. The Grace always grants the sincere prayers! Summing up, if we remove all mental and physical blocks and open our channels to the Cosmic Prana, the Universal Stream of Consciousness pervading the Universe, we can get ourselves healed. Since removing all blocks is difficult humanly, it is better to request for Divine Help. By means of the greatest Art that is Bhakthi Yoga, all blocks will be removed by Grace Divine and the greatest doctor that Nature is will heal us. “All glory to the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate! How strange is Thy Grace!”