Healing By The Hands

Pranic healing by the use of the hands is unquestionably the most commonly found form of healing of this kind, both in India and other lands. It is known in many countries as "the laying on of hands." Chapter four of the second volume of this trilogy, Religious Mysteries of the Orient is devoted to this subject.

In many cases, the treatment merely consists of "laying on the hands," accompanied by rhythmic breathing and appropriate visualization, etc., but there are several other forms of applying and directing the pranic force which I will now describe. In all of them the rhythmic breathing accompanies the use of the hands, combined with the "visualization," "feeling," and "willing" mental processes which the East Indian magicians say are absolutely essential to the success of the psychic treatments.

In general, making healing passes with the hands are used in this method of healing for the distribution of prana. One method is to extend the open fingers of each hand, like the sticks of a folding fan. Hold the opened hands about one foot from the body of the patient. Then raise them above the patient's head, and bring them down along the body in a slow, sweeping motion from his head to his feet. When the pass is completed, move the hands side wise, making a motion as though you were "flicking" water from them. Then close the fingers together,

Hands The Balls

Showing various methods of projecting prana to the patient by the hands. In the upper photograph, the patient's hands are gripped by the magician, with the inside of the balls of thumbs touching. The prana is projected from thumbs to thumbs, and accordingly into the hands and up the arms. In the lower photograph, the prana is projected from the magician s hands encircling the patient's head; the thumbs are placed on the patient's forehead directly over the pineal gland.

Showing various methods of projecting prana to the patient by the hands. In the upper photograph, the patient's hands are gripped by the magician, with the inside of the balls of thumbs touching. The prana is projected from thumbs to thumbs, and accordingly into the hands and up the arms. In the lower photograph, the prana is projected from the magician s hands encircling the patient's head; the thumbs are placed on the patient's forehead directly over the pineal gland.

and bring the hands up in a swinging movement along the sides of the patient's body until they extend above his head-. Then repeat the passes, and so on until you feel that the treatment has been continued long enough, and the patient is sufficiently charged with healing prana.

All ckrwnward movements of the extended hands are soothing; all upward movements of the extended hands are invigorating. Sidewise passes of the extended hands have a "stirring up" or "loosening up" effect which is helpful in cases of congestion, etc.

Sometimes a rotary pass is found stimulating and helpful; the hands being rotated in front of the body of the patient, in the direction of moving the hands of a clock. Sometimes a "boring movement" of the extended forefinger is employed to increase the flow of blood to an area in need of cleansing. Letting the palms rest on the affected surface for a time also produces a healing effect; many Yogi healers employ this method almost exclusively. Others gently stroke the body with the extended fingers; the stroking always being in an outward and downward direction. Another variation form is "the vibration method," in which

Bathing in the Holy Ganges.

Looking out from a balcony of the Great Eastern Hotel towards the world famous Jain Temple. (From the Ron Ormond Collection)

Bathing in the Holy Ganges.

Looking out from a balcony of the Great Eastern Hotel towards the world famous Jain Temple. (From the Ron Ormond Collection)

the fingers are placed firmly over the affected part, and a vibrating movement then manifested by the hands.

In India, a Yogi will frequently "pranaize a handkerchief," using the same method as was given for pranaizing a glass of water; the charged handkerchief or cloth is then worn by the patient over the affected part.

The Yoga teaching holds that all forms of mental or psychic healing of all kinds, no matter under what name applied, are in reality accomplished by this same method via the projection of thought and will accompanied by prana. Swami Vivekananda has this to say on the subject: "We see sects in every country who have attempted the control of prana. In many countries of the world I have heard of this power being used under many different names, such as oydic force, animal magnetism, faith healing, etc., but if we analyze the different processes we shall find that the background of each is this control of prana, whether they know it or not. If you boil down their theories, the residuum will be the same. It is all the one and the same force they are using, only unknowingly. They have stumbled on the discovery of a force, and do not know its nature, but they are unconsciously using the same powers which the Yogi uses, and which comes from prana. All manifestations of power arise from this control. Many men do not know of this secret of the Yogis which is one of the most ancient of all, but this is the true explanation. These are among the various functions of Pranayama."

Prana is by no means only used in healing. It is the energy source of the manifestation of all forms of mental magic. Remember always this law of the great magicians, Thought, Will, and Prana constitute "The Threefold Powers"

of all magic, and the knowledge of this triple-key will enable you to open all of the many doors to mental mastery, magic and occult power.

As a student of the real magic of India, you have now learned of The Power Of Prana and how to develop it to energize your body by Yoga practices. It is your source of power. It is the energy behind magic. You will next learn specific details as to how the magician directs this energy through mastery of the mind.

The magnificent temple of Jainism, Calcutta, India.
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