||Writing about myself
is always very difficult. I am a medical astrologer who entered
the healing arena at a time in which I was meditating 16
hours a day and experiencing a fascinating type of clairvoyance.
Interest in physical modalities of healing, such as diet
and herbs, came later along with an understanding of the
energetics of healing and the ways of addressing symptoms
while still attempting to shift causes.
I'm in my sixties. My Path has been long and
interesting; there has been much suffering and many blessings as
well. The greatest pain comes when despite one's best efforts,
one is not able to facilitate healing; the greatest joy comes when
a spontaneous remission shifts the disease patterns in an instant.
I am intensely curious, sometimes mystical,
sometimes scholarly, always questioning, and usually receptive.
I love what I do and how I do it; but the issues one faces in the
course of life are never easy.
The best way to explain myself to other healers
is to say that there are four parts to my system of healing.
At the root of everything that goes wrong,
whether with the body or in a relationship or job, there is some
sort of discord. In ancient times, this discord was variously
labeled "the warring of the elements" or "sin" and "dis-ease" was
the presumed outcome.
My primary tools for determining the nature
of stress are the horoscope and an in-depth intake history that
sheds light on the issues facing the person. This is done
in a manner that illuminates the patterns and reveals the preferred
ways for handling stress and coping. I firmly believe all persons
know how to heal themselves, and that we are here merely to aid
the unfoldment of their self-understanding.
Astrologically, stress involves conflicts
between planets that represent different forces in our psyche
as well as different elements. In illness, the elements are either
exaggerated in their expression"deranged"or
inadequate in expression. The goal of healing is to produce balance,
and this can be achieved through many different energetic approaches
to healing: food, herbs, meditation, vibrational and sound therapies, chakra balancing,
and so on and so forth.
As a general rule, I believe in supporting
the weak elements rather than subduing the excessive ones, but
the distinctions are sometimes not precise. For instance, increasing
water will tend to subdue fire; but bitter herbs would detoxify
fire without really increasing water except indirectly.
The relationship of the chakras to
the endocrine system is another important part of my work since
the hormones secreted by the endocrine glands have the effect
of stimulating or inhibiting other physiological functions. The
best way to maintain health is not through chemicals but through
balancing one's own psyche so that it expresses better through
the personality and the body the person is using.
I believe that the moment and what we are
experiencing in the moment is a consequence of what I call the
intersection of destiny and karma. Unlike so many others,
I am neither a fatalist nor optimist, and I don't have a negative
view of karma, just a realistic assessment of the power
of memory and habits to shape experience and the interpretation
I believe in past lives, in life in other
parts of the Universe, and in the absolute continuity of memory
through all our experiences since our first birth outside the
Mind of God. For most of us, these memories operate below the
threshold of consciousness and hence constitute a stream that
is variously considered irrelevant, unreal, unconscious, or causal.
I belong to the latter school of thought. I also know that techniques
exist for accessing these dimensions of knowing, for transforming
the patterns that bring suffering and disease, and for moving
into more conscious and obedient alignment with our purposes
My most satisfying work is thus with facilitating
familiarity with the unconscious, both the subconscious and superconscious
components of our beings; and this I do through music therapy,
guided visualization, astrological mapping, and channeling.
I took Bodhisattva vows in 1977 and was ordained
some years ago into the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers
and Earth Stewards.
|B.A. in Asian
Studies from the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii,
|M.A. in Development
Economics from Yale University, 1964
|M.D. from Medicina
Alternativa in Copenhagen (like honorary), 1987
from the Open International University in Sri Lanka, 1995