PRANIC HEALING is a revolutionary and comprehensive system of natural healing techniques that utilizes "prana" to treat various illnesses. Prana is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "life-force", the invisible bio-energy or vital energy that keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. The Japanese call this subtle energy "Ki", the Chinese "Chi", while the Greeks refer to it as "Pneuma". In Polynesian it is known as "Mana", and in Hebrew, "Ruach" - meaning "Breath of Life."
(Pneuma originally meant "air in motion" and came to mean "spirit" (C G Jung: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious p209). It is not cognate with chi etc.)
The founder of this sect is Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, (GM Choa Kok Sui can also be found here, and and thousands of other websites) author of such titles as "Miracles Through Pranic Healing", and also
Modern Founder of The Ancient Science and Art of Pranic Healing
EoR always thinks modern sciences are best founded post-temporally.
Master Choa not only conceived the comprehensive techniques designed to cleanse and energize the physical body, thereby accelerating the rate at which the body can heal itself, he even originated new, never before used terms, to thoroughly clarify the concepts he devised. Master Choa successfully has demonstrated that energy is an important factor in healing the physical body, and through employing Pranic Psychotherapy, also in healing the psyche. [...] Initially trained as a chemical engineer, now students often refer Master Choa as a "scientist of the soul." This scientific orientation enabled him to carefully systematize the techniques of pranic healing and arhatic yoga. Through extensive research, Master Choa developed a discipline called "technology of the Soul."The implications of this are profound, powerful, far-reaching and exciting for mankind.
Well, yes. The scientifically proven existence of the soul, just for starters.
Master Choa Kok Sui believes that we inhabitants of Planet Earth are ready for a major shift in consciousness. We are fortunate to anticipate through Master's incredible generosity of spirit, he will share with us more of his amazing knowledge and his boundless understanding of an immense variety of new subjects.
Is there nothing new here? Every cult leader preaches the "global consciousness shift" while dispensing drops of honeyed wisdom to his wide eyed devotees. Usually for a fee of some kind.
This particular cult offers a plethora of "courses" (for a fee, plus textbooks) such as Advanced Pranic Healing where you can speed up healing by thinking colours at complaints, and
Specific techniques for severe cases:
· Kundalini Syndrome
(EoR isn't sure what Kundalini Syndrome is - he doesn't think it's in the Diagnostic Manual). Then there's the Arhatic Sexual Alchemy Course
You will also learn about "Sexual Partnership" on all levels, that has never before been taught to the uninitiated.
Unfortunately, despite its high cost ($A440 for one day) there doesn't appear to be a practical component, so EoR won't be rushing off to attend.
Or $A220 (plus text) to learn how to say Om Mani Padme Hum.
Then there's the Kriya$hakti® [sic] financial healing course, which really starts to show where this cult is coming from. You know those spam and scam shysters who offer you "the secrets of financial wealth" (for only a "nominal" fee)? What about $A770 for
Kriya$hakti® goes beyond by sharing ancient secret formulas for precipitating thoughts into physical reality. This includes never before revealed "mudras" (hand positions) and Eye Positions to accelerate the manifestation of your goals and aspirations. Kriya$hakti® also teaches the Science of Entitlement. This powerful technique allows you to create the conditions that karmically entitle you to have your wishes fulfilled.
Can anyone smell burning scam here? Of course, if you want to learn the "never before revealed" secrets of wealth, you have to complete the Pranic Psychotherapy course first (an additional $A330). At the end of which EoR guarantees someone will be financially very much better off.
In PRANIC PSYCHOTHERAPY, the healer uses advanced energetic extraction techniques on the affected chakras so phobias, compulsions and addictions can be alleviated in a very short time. This is done without the recipient having to reveal any potentially embarrassing personal information. It is not uncommon that in just the first session, a phobia is 70-90% healed.
EoR's favourite, though, is the Pranic Psychic Self Defence course ($A330).
Just Some of What You Will Learn
Closing of the Aura to prevent intrusions
Understand how psychic attacks are launched and protect yourself from them
Endow your business with a protective aura
Utilizing Holy Objects for Protection, Empowerment and Good Luck
Shielding of your personal belongings -including your financial assets!
Multidimensional Shielding Techniques for protection on the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, Etheric and Physical planes. Attacks could come in from any plane.
Remedies - What to do if the attack has already penetrated your energy fields; learn special extraction techniques to remove them
ENERGY: The missing link in psychic protection - why visualization & intention alone are not sufficient - you can't build a fence with just good intention, you need fencing material
Use the ancient Magic Circles Ritual for comprehensive protection from Angels, Masters and Teachers - one invoked it to get back a runaway daughter!
Stop psychic vampires from draining your precious life force - it could be a cause of insomnia
Learn what causes "bad luck" and change it to GOOD FORTUNE!
Learn the ULTIMATE PROTECTION and MUCH MORE!
Can anyone afford not to do this course?
If you haven't got time to do a course, you could just opt for the books, CDs or Grand Master's Aura and Chakra Spray
A cleansing spray developed by the Grand Master, which has a powerful effect on cleansing the aura and chakras.
But how would anyone ever know whether it works or not? Apart from the person raking in the money, of course.
Sadly, this sort of magical mumbo jumbo is supported by one of Perth's largest hospitals for cancer patients. If you're suffering cancer and you're really desperate (a bit of a tautology, that), you can attend the half hour "workshops" for $A60. There's even a hospitals' program with the following goal:
This program disseminates Pranic Healing to as many Western Australian hospitals both private and public, and all allied health professionals, to bridge the gap between complimentary and orthodox medicine by offering a free service of Pranic Healing to patients, their families and staff.
If it's "complimentary", why are they charging for it?
Presumably, this support is due to the wealth of scientific evidence demonstrating the existence of prana and its healing powers. Why, the site even mentions three scientific studies that provide such evidence. Well, sort of. If you think Matsuru Emoto and his magic water pictures is proof of prana (when EoR read his book, there was no mention of prana at all). According to another study (by a nurse and a pranic practitioner)
According to the statistics gathered, preparing birthing rooms by using Pranic Healing techniques had a positive effect on the birthing process and maternal outcome. Specifically, it was observed that there were an increased percentage of births with intact perineum, an increased percentage of non-medicated births and a reduction in the number of complications.
There's a PDF file which can be downloaded. EoR has read it but he's not convinced that there's anything of any statistical significance there, nor quite why caesarean births were excluded (EoR wouldn't dare think the reason would be skewing of statistics).
The final study doesn't even make a pretence of being a scientific document, being described as
The role of Pranic Healing as a Complementary Therapy to Allopathic Medicine is highlighted in this presentation.
Given the emphatic description of how pranic healing is a "miracle", an "art", a "science", how it can "enhance" and "speed" healing, and how it is suitable for just about every condition known to man and dog (including poor finance, psychic attack, cancer etc etc), EoR wonders why the enrolment form requires details of medical complaints, and a medical/GP contact, as well as a parental disclaimer to seek medical advice in an emergency. Surely they're not saying that all the magical scam claims are bullshit? It couldn't be that they're just interested in your money? Surely not.
And what about this disclaimer quoted from Master Choa Kok Sui, tucked away in the Workshops & Meditation Classes for Cancer Patients & Their Carers page?
"Pranic Healing is not intended to replace orthodox medicine, but rather to complement it. If symptoms persist or the ailment is severe, please consult immediately a Medical Doctor and a Certified Pranic Healer."
In other words, if you actually want resolution and treatment see a real doctor. The downside, of course, is that Master Choa Kok Sui will be financially worse off.