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Pranic healing is done by sending prana (the "universal life force") from the practitioners body to diseased or affected parts of another persons body. The force stimulates cells and tissues, restores normal activity, and allows waste material to leave the system. It involves the use of passes and the laying on of hands.
The prana is a vital physical force, that exists universally, which underlies all physical actions of the body. It causes the circulation of the blood, movement of cells, and all motions which life of the body depends. It is a force sent forth from the nervous system by an effort of the will to direct healing.
Prana also is known by different names such as chI in Chinese medicine and ki in Japanese medicine; the Japanese call healing by touch "giving seiki."
The individual receives prana from the food eaten, water drank, and air breathed. All force or energy received comes from one primal source, and everyone can increase their supply and give it as a "gift" to others through healing. By the act of living each receives this gift and therefore can freely share it with others.
The amount of prana which everyone possesses can be increased through visualization. For example, when one takes a deep breath one can visualize the prana, or vital force, coming into his body, circulating through it, and penetrating every part of it. One can visualize this prana, the love of the Lady and the Lord, building up in himself or herself. (see Visualization)
Correct breathing establishes an equilibrium between positive and negative currents. It calms the nervous system, regulates and slows heart activity, reduces blood pressure, and stimulates digestion.
Before a session of pranic healing the following exercises are recommended:
1. (a) slowly breath in through the nose to a mental count of eight;
(b) slowly exhale through the nose to a mental count of eight;
2. -c- slowly breath in through the nose to a mental count of eight;
(d) hold breath to count of four;
(e) slowly exhale through mouth to mental count of eight.
When doing (d) feel the pranic energy throughout the entire body.
When doing (e) feel all negativity go out of the body.
Before beginning a pranic healing session, the practitioner should draw a circle, even an imaginary one, around the patient and fill it with white light. This should be done whenever possible. If done in a hospital, or a like facility, or even in a home, the patients bed is within the circle.
Now the practitioner is ready to begin the healing process. The patient should be laying with his head toward the east whenever possible. The patient does not have to be naked, but some believe the process is more effective when both he and the practitioner are naked. The patient should close his eyes and concentrate trying to see himself encompassed in a ball of white light. If the practitioner is right handed he should kneel in a position to the left of the patients legs. The practitioner then reaches forwards, with arms extended holding the hands with palms inward, taking a deep breath, he passes each hand on both sides of the patients body, almost close enough to touch the skin (about one inch away from the body surface) from the head to the feet. After each pass along the body has been completed the practitioner shakes his hand vigorously as if to shake water off of them. This is get rid of all the negativity which the practitioner has drawn from the patient. Repeat this process at least seven times, preferably more.
Afterwards, the practitioner sits quietly resting, as the healing process can be exhausting, while he views the patient in the white light. When the practitioner has gotten his breath he repeats exercises "1" and "2."
The next process is for the practitioner to place his hands on the sides of the patients head with the thumbs gently resting on the temples. The practitioner concentrates (with eyes closed if he wishes) sending all of his energy into the patient, all of the goodness and love from the Lady and the Lord which is being channeled through him to the patient. Afterwards, once again, the practitioner sits back and rests as he sees the patient in the white light.
The above process is next applied to the patients heart. The practitioner places his hands over the heart sending energy to it. After resting again, the practitioner places his hands on the patients afflicted area such as the stomach, leg, or shoulder, sending energy to it.
After his final rest period, the practitioner should picture the patient in the ball of light. This completes the healing process.
The practitioner may feel exhausted after the completed healing process, which usually is the case. While some say the feeling of exhaustion is a sign that the healing process was not successful, other disagree stating that exhaustion shows that there was a transference of energy between practitioner and patient designating that a good healing process occurred.
When the patient is not present, a good photograph of him can be used in pranic healing, sometimes referred to as absentee healing. (see Sympathetic Magic) A.G.H.