Hello, my name is Gennady Yudin. I am a spiritual healer and through me there are coming healings from many diseases including oncology (cancer patients). Would you have a recommendation who I should speak with to apply my talents?
Thank you very much for your time.
Stanley, glad to be back in touch. The G0d in me salutes the G0d in you.
May both of us salute GOD--that which is around and in and through all that IS.
Note that I use of the 0 (zero) when I write about god, in me. When I think of god, in the All that IS, I use O. Nameste.
By the way, recently I talked about this way of communicating the concept of god with an imam--a Muslim cleric, who I heard give a lecture to a group of Christians interested in understanding Islam. He teaches a course in comparative religion at a university near Toronto.
I was very pleased when he said: "May I use your idea in my lectures? I like what it communicates--of course I will give you credit."
Of course I told him: Go right ahead! Feel free to do so. Give all the credit to G0d GOD!--whoever he, or she is." Both of us had a good laugh.
Stanley, this thought just came to me today: G0D and GOD.
Take note of the zero, 0, in the first acronym. Or, to be more specific, instead of 0, I could use, Ø--the null.
G0D in the microcosm
In the first acronym I have in mind G0D as the no-thing from which all things come--creatio ex nihilo, the creation out of nothing as understood by theist theologians.
GOD in the macrocosm
In the second acronym, GOD, I use the O to indicate the the totality, the wholeness, of being, towards which all things, with our creative help, are processing. Check out the work of the philosopher and mathematician, Alfred North Whitehead:
BTW, have you heard of what Seth Lloyd, at MIT is doing? His latest book is about PROGRAMMING THE COSMOS.
It looks like that--if we are wise enough to grasp the concept--we are partners with G0D/GOD.
As I understand it, this forum is about REDIFINING GOD. One participant asks:"One question in my mind is, does god also exist apart from, or transcendent from, the natural universe?" I ask: Why do we not use a very special word to express a very unique concept?
Keep in mind that I respect all sincerely held beliefs about the god hypothesis. The following is strictly my opinion. I offer it without any intention of being doctrinaire. I simply want to get away from thinking in terms of an objective being--masculine, or feminine--occupying space and time.
Therefore, rather than use the noun, 'God'--found and defined in our dictionaries--I prefer to use the acronym, GOD, which stands for all Goodness, all Order and all Desirable Design. Or I could use G0D. Note the '0', zero, not 'O'. Sometimes, when writing within the context of science, I like to use the acronym, GØD. The mathematical symbol, Ø, null, stands for the set without numbers. I assume it stands for that which is infinitely small and/or infinitely large.
G0D is that which is without borders, without dimensions, and, as the great inventor, Nicola Tesla, put it, "without properties". G0D, the no thing is the source of all things.
Check out John 4: 7-30--the story of Jesus and the Samaritan Woman. Here Jesus defines God as "Spirit", not 'a' spirit. The Greek for Spirit is 'pneuma'--which literally means air, wind, breath. In Jesus day air was a thing of great mystery, not unlike what we have in mind, today, when we think about the vacuum of infinite space into which the universe is expanding.
GOD IS SPIRIT
In John 3--the story of Nicodemus--Jesus equates 'pneuma' (Spirit) with coming to conscious awareness of self--being born again, enlightened, raised to consciousness, inspired. As a GOD-filled person himself (Son of GOD) he called all, male and female, willing to listen, to be at one with him. See John 17:20-25.
In response to our brief correspondence over a year ago, I just finished reading 2 Doug Boyd books, and the reference to you therein reminded me to follow-up from my initial inquiry a year ago (which had initially arisen during a brief conversation in ABQ. at the Grateful Dead symposium in 2008) where I had asked if you might still have any contacts or recommendations regarding my interest in seeking a genuine Native American Medicine person.
Is it still a relavent avenue to pursue your assistant Steve Hart for this information, as you had suggested below ? It was foolish of me to wait over a full year on this.
"....At 1:12pm on February 22, 2008, Stanley Krippner said… Give me a clue. Did I recommend a man or woman? A shaman or a medium or a channeler? I would suggest you write my assistant Steve Hart firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for my list of "healers" from around the US...... "
Dr. Brain? LOL!!! Yeah, I wish we had an edit feature here.
Dr. Krippner, you say, "... the Bible does not mention hypnosis."
But the Greek New Testament does use the word 'hypnos', sleep, in Matthew 26: 43.
Interestingly, in Acts 10:10 and 11:5, the King James version, the Bible also uses the word 'trance' (the Greek word is 'ekstasis'--meaning to stand outside oneself.)
Initially, Peter was not as open to the Gentiles as was Paul. After being criticized by Paul for being his narrow world-view, Peter apparently agreed to go and pray about it. In Acts it is said that his prayer was so deep that he fell into trance. In this state Peter gained the insight to start being universal in his outlook.
In Acts 22:17, Paul tells us that it was in the trance state that he was inspired to reach out to the Gentiles.
THE TRANCE AND CONSCIOUSNESS
IMO, the trance state is one of full consciousness, or awareness, which enables us to understand the nature of the ego and help it become a servant rather than the destructive master of our total behaviour.
In, A NEW EARTH--Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Eckhart Tolle (The Power of the Now) writes about how urgent it is for human kind to to arise to this new kind of consciousness. We MUST awaken for our madness or we will destroy the world.
As Mark Twain put it: "When we remember that we are all mad, all mysteries disappear and life is explained."
Rev King asks about hypnosis. In the first place hypnosis is not "mind control." All hypnosis, in my opinion, is basically self-hypnosis. In the second place, the Bible does not mention hypnosis. The word was not coined until Dr. Brain came along, as you note. Once again, your fundamentalist Christian friends act out of ignorance. Find yourself some other friends; there are plenty of Christians I know who think the way that you do, and who are better suited to handle to critical spiritual problems that face the world today.
ABOUT MY INTEREST IN HYPNOSIS
Often I have often been asked by fundamentalist Christians to defend my interest in hypnosis: Doesn't the Bible condemn this sort of mind control? It sounds so weird. I don't like the thought of others getting control of my mind."
People having real problems will say: "Please, help me. Take over my mind. No one could possible make me feel worse than I now feel. Go ahead, have a go!"
Both comments above show a great misunderstanding of what it is all about.
To throw some light on the issue I always point out that Dr. James Braid, a surgeon--who invented the word hypnosis (based on the Greek for sleep), in 1843--later admitted that 'hypnosis' was a misnomer. It really did not describe what he later discovered the phenomenon to be all about--our coming to consciousness. He wrote that he wanted to change the name to 'monoideism'--the ability to focus on, pay attention to, one idea. He was more interested in helping people wake up to the power within them, not in putting them to sleep (hypnos). I sometimes like to refer to this awakening of the spirit, or state of being born-again, as pneumatherapy--healing of the spirit to heal the psyche (mind) and the soma (body)
And speaking of awakening to, or knowing, the truth which which Jesus said would make us free points to a growing interest in an early group of Christians known as
With the modern emphasis on the value of science, and its pursuit of provable knowledge, the ancients Gnostics would be very much at home in modern times. They put a great deal of emphasis on the value of knowledge. Recent discoveries made by scholars regarding Gnosticism has given us a greater appreciation of the value of gnostic ideas. For them, knowledge--such as comes from spiritual insight--rather than faith, was the key to life's mysteries. I like to think of a sighted faith, not a blind one.
In the light of this, perhaps, instead of hypnosis, a good word for the process of reaching consciousness would be, 'autonosis'--a self-induced state of consciousness in which we are open to receive all the knowledge we need to be at-one-ment with GOD.
Stanley, about hypnosis and the ministry of healing: Perhaps you have you heard of the work of the late Canon the Rev. Joseph Wittkofski? He was my mentor in the use of hypnosis. In 1964, encouraged by Allen Spraggett, then religion editor of the Toronto Star, I invited Father Joe, as we called him, to speak at my church in Scarborough, east Toronto. He spoke on: The Pastoral Use of Hypnotic Technique, which is the title of his book on the subject.
Interestingly, at that time in Ontario, hypnosis was proscribed by the law. It was placed under the authority of the medical profession. Because of this, the story my interest, and that of others like me, made the front pages of the major papers and other media. It created quite a stir at the time and we were cautioned not go against the law. This event triggered a commission. Eventually we were successful in getting significant changes made to the law. But that is another story.
When I told my family doctor about my interest in hypnosis and asked him if he would use it on my daughter, he told me: "I know very little about psychology and nothing about hypnosis." He agreed with me that the law--which, by the way, had been passed and pushed through by a certain doctor with his own agenda, in camera--made no sense.
My doctor was wise enough to add: "Your daughter is very ill with lung problems. I am working under the guidance of the allergy specialists at Sick Children's Hospital. Meanwhile, anything you can do using what you call "meditative prayer"--a term I used at the time--"to help her recover will get no negative comments from me. "
Inspired by this, I began to work on Catherine that evening.
This prompts me to ask: What is the best way to write up the case study? How much of Catherine's story should I include here?
There is a five page report which I wrote for an anthology, EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES--Personal accounts of the paranormal in Canada (1989), by John R. Colombo.
Were you a consulting editor for PASSAGES: A guide for pilgrims of the mind (1972)? I have it.
Since, my student days in the 1940's--1950's I have been a student of psychology, religion and healing and the practical application of what I call pneumatology. [ www.mta.ca, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax and Boston University-- post graduate studies. ]
In 1964 I started giving the first of series of lectures--still doing some work in it--in what I then called pneumatology--the study of the spirit (I introduced the subject to Wikipedia). Pneumatology, in my opinion, is the mother of psychology.
Based on this I started using what I called pneumatherapy--the spiritual use of hypnotic technique--hypnosis without the hocus pocus. It helped my daughter, as a child, recover from a deadly lung condition. She is now a health 52 year old.
Good to meet you here.
Lindsay G. King
Thornhill, Marham--just north of Toronto.
It is so good to hear from you. Perhaps I should use the term Psychocience, and in so doing make a total departure from previous disciplines. Psychoscience actually started as a paper journal in 1994, and many of the papers published in that journal have appeared in Mind in Time, edited by Allan Combs, myself, and Ben Goertzel, and published in 2003. Psychoscience then became the e-journal, Dynamical Psychology. I am editor in chief of this journal, which is over 13 years old and is quite well established.
Psychoscience, in its current incarnation, is quite a radical proposition in that spirit is wedded to mind. This would make possible things like reincarnation, life after death, out of body experiences, and disincarnate entities in general.