Holistic Health Practices/Part 32

By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2009
These are ancient spiritistic methods of diagnosis and healing performed supernaturally in conjunction with spirit guides whose presence may or may not be evident to the healer or client.

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What are psychic diagnosis, psychic healing and psychic surgery?

These are ancient spiritistic methods of diagnosis and healing performed supernaturally in conjunction with spirit guides whose presence may or may not be evident to the healer or client. Practitioners claim that they diagnose, heal, or even perform “surgery” through altered states of consciousness, radionic devices, and/or spirit guides. Such spiritism is often masked under New Age, psychological, or parapsychological concepts such as the “higher self,” “inner counselor” Jungian “archetypes,” or latent psychic ability, etc. But whatever natural explanations are supplied to explain these phenomena, research (such as that reported in a ten-year study: George Meek, ed., Healers and the Healing Process) consistently reveals that the lowest common denominator of these practices is spirit contact and/or possession.

Biblically, spiritism is a forbidden practice (Deuteronomy 18:9-12) and those who engage in these methods run not only the risk of occult bondage from spiritistic influence, but even spirit possession. Potential dangers include wrong diagnosis and a psychic transference of the physical illness to a mental or spiritual level. This can have potentially worse consequences than the original physical problem. (See our The Facts on the Occult, Harvest House, 1990.)

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