A Guide To Healing
Augusta Foss Heindel
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Female, born June 12, 1897, 9:00 P.M.
We have at all times tried to
impress upon the minds of students of the Rosicrucian Philosophy the great
necessity of always looking at the bright side of life, and ever to hold out
hope to unhappy and afflicted ones. If we aspire to be helpers of humanity,
workers in God's great vineyard, we must always throw the life line to the
drowning man, that is, give him that hope, that help, which means life to him.
The astrologer who voices the doom of his patient and takes the last ray of hope
away when one who is suffering comes to him perhaps as the last resort is little
less than a murderer. This may be putting it very strongly, but the writer feels
that this point cannot be emphasized too much.
To illustrate the danger that lies in the
prediction of death: a woman wrote to Headquarters stating that she had but two
more years to live, for the astrologers had predicted this. Would we advise her,
she asked, to take up the Rosicrucian Philosophy and astrology, and should she
go ahead with the school which she had started, or would it be best to give
everything up and prepare herself or the coming event, her passing out of the
Birth Chart No. 19A
body? We can assure you that this woman received a letter
from Headquarters that as surrounded by strong vibrations which scattered
effectually the thoughts of death. As a result of the letter she became a
student of the Philosophy and is today an active and healthy woman, destined to
reach a ripe old age. The astrologer who predicted this woman's death might have
been guilty of murder, but fortunately through her coming in contact with one of
our pupils who advised her to write to Headquarters, this was averted.
In 19A we have a patient who has so many weak
and afflicted planets that the astrologer must use the greatest diplomacy in
order to encourage her. On the first house is the gloomy, pessimistic Capricorn,
with the ruler, Saturn, in the Midheaven afflicted by the conjunction of the
negative, visionary, worrisome moon and the irresponsible and fanatical Uranus;
and to make it even more unfortunate these three planets are in conjunction in
the fixed and martial sign of Scorpio, the natural eighth house sign, the house
of death. Mercury, the ruler of the mind, is in the gloomy and stubborn sign of
Taurus in opposition to the afflicted planets in Scorpio. Could we find anything
more unfortunate for mental trouble? When Taurus is afflicted he assists
Capricorn in magnifying the gloom side of life and increases his brooding over
imaginary ills, so you can imagine the temperament of this poor woman. She was
sadly in need of help.
Her request for help came to us in November,
1916. She was at that time in such a mental state that she had threatened
suicide, could do nothing but weep, and was surrounded by imaginary troubles.
But she was very faithful in writing her weekly letters and did all possible to
cooperate with the healers. When she requested healing her progressed Mars was
square to the radical moon, Uranus, and Saturn in Scorpio, which caused this
mental disturbance. But fortunately the progressed moon at that time was in 25
degrees of Cancer trine and sextile to the afflicted planets in the 10th and 5th
houses respectively. This was the life line that was ready to be thrown to help
Note that the artistic harmonious, and
musical radical Venus is in her own sign of Taurus, trine to the reverent and
optimistic Jupiter. The one window of light open to her was this good
aspect--music and art. It was necessary to bring harmony into this poor
inharmonious mind, and we prevailed upon her and her friends to provide her with
music in the home and to interest her in art. At the time of her request for
help her progressed sun was in 9 degrees and 50 minutes of Cancer, making a good
aspect to the radical Venus. This as the means of saving her reason. In May 1917
she wrote us she was feeling so much better that she did not need the help of
the healers any longer.
Here we can see what a wonderful work can be
done through a true knowledge of astrology. Had an unscrupulous astrologer met
this woman and predicted suicide, the danger of which as shown so plainly in the
figure, he might have been her murderer. Therefore, dear friends, we hope you
will take this as a lesson to use astrology to help and to heal and not to
Female, Born January 7, 1868.
Although we are unable to predict
the dates of crises in her illness on account of the lack of the birth hour,
still the aspects between the planets in this woman's chart, show sufficiently
well the nature of the illness and the yearly crises. We find the erratic and
eccentric Uranus in the psychic sign of Cancer, in opposition to Mars, the
planet of impulse and recklessness. Uranus is also in opposition to the
life-given sun and to Mercury, the planet of reason, both placed in the
belligerent and violent sign Capricorn. All four of these planets are square by
Neptune in Aries, the sign which rules the head and the brain.
We find that the benevolent ray of Jupiter
is quenched by its placement in the twelfth house sign of Pisces, indicating
sorrow, trouble, and self-undoing. There he is conjoined with the saturnine
Dragon's Tail and squared by the moon, the giver of visions and imagination,
making the mind morbid. He is also squared by Saturn, the planet of gloom and
melancholy. As a result of all these adverse, perverse, and perverting
influences the poor woman has always been weak-minded, impulsive, reckless,
gloomy, erratic, and visionary. In the year 1915 matters cam to a crisis when
the sun was in the twelfth house sign of Pisces, ruling hospitals and asylums.
The progressed moon also was there in conjunction with the sun and the saturnine
Dragon's Tail, and all of them square Saturn, with the result that the woman as
taken violently insane and had to be confined in an asylum, where she has
Birth Chart No. 19B
been ever since. There has been little or no improvement
so far as the mental condition is concerned, and the condition of physical
health is also delicate.
It is not a hopeless case, however, for the
principal inimical influences are from cardinal signs, whose force is
comparatively soon spent, and the remainder are from common or flexible signs
which are subject to modification. Not that Neptune, the planet of the spiritual
mind, is sextile to Venus, the planet of music, and to the moon, the planet of
impressionability. Venus and the moon are trine; this shows that the native
loves music and that she may be helped by it. With respect to health we find the
moon in Gemini, the sign that rules the lungs, which gives a tendency to colds
in the lungs. Uranus is in Cancer, squared by Neptune and in opposition to the
sun, Mars, and Mercury, which shows nervous indigestion, for Cancer rules the
stomach. This can be minimized by proper food, and if this can be provided it
will help considerably to clear the mind.
In dealing with the question of insanity
students should remember that it is a rupture, complete or partial, in the chain
of bodies linking the spirit to the physical vehicle. When the rupture occurs
between the dense body and the vital body, or between the latter and the desire
body, we have the harmless idiot. When the break is between the desire body and
the mind, the reckless, impulsive, and violent desire nature takes charge of the
lower vehicle, and we have the violently raving maniac who must be restrained by
a straight-jacket and padded cell. But when the rupture takes place between the
mind and the spirit, the cunning and craftiness of the mind exert themselves to
take charge of the lower personality; an insane person of this order may go
about among us for years plotting and scheming with such consummate cunning that
we never suspect him of being abnormal until he carries out some diabolical plot
and then laughs and gloats over the ruin, sorrow, and suffering which he has
brought upon his victims.
Male, born January 30th, 1889, at 12 noon.
This horoscope was sent us by the
relatives of the native, with permission to use it as a lesson. We find some
very interesting points in it, which may be of interest in the study of the
science of diagnosis.
Two special points must be taken into
consideration in the horoscope of a patient: the sign on the Ascendant and
Mercury. The Ascendant shows the strength of the personality. If fixed signs are
on the four angles, namely, the first, fourth, seventh, and tenth cusps, then
the patient will be apt to help the healer with his will to overcome disease.
If, however, common signs are on the angles, then the patient is apt to drift
with the tide, and is prone to lean upon the Invisible Helpers, expecting them
to do all the work, failing usually to do anything for himself. To get the best
cooperation from the patient it is most necessary that the mind be willing to
help. Where there is a weak or a stubborn mind, the patient can do much to
thwart the efforts made in his behalf, as we find in this horoscope.
Birth Chart No. 19C
Mercury being in a fixed sign in the tenth house and
square to Neptune here gives a most dominating and stubborn mentality. This is a
person who will bear no interference or domination from others.
He has naturally a very devout and religious
nature, but instead of following the soul's ideals, which are expressed by
Jupiter in Sagittarius sextile to Mercury in Aquarius, his stubborn and
ambitious mind led him to respond to the vibrations of Venus square Jupiter,
Mercury square Neptune, and moon square Uranus.
Venus is exalted in Pisces, the sign of
self-undoing, and in the eleventh house, square to Jupiter, which is strong in
its own sign of Sagittarius, the sign of religion. This indicates that a woman
friend with her flattery and attention, signified by Venus, was responsible for
leading him from his religious ideals into negative metaphysical speculation. In
addition, the versatile and restless moon makes a trine to Neptune in the occult
twelfth house, which gave him the desire for occult knowledge, but the moon,
being square to Uranus, led him to his undoing. A person with the planetary
positions and aspects which we find in this horoscope is not satisfied to follow
instruction or heed the warnings of those who know about occult matters, but he
must needs rush in and investigate for himself. the sun in the Saturnian sign of
Aquarius in opposition to Saturn in the sign of Leo gives a vein of skepticism,
a nature which demands evidence and which must prove all things. This spirit was
his undoing. The sun and Saturn being in mutual reception in the tenth and
fourth houses respectively, strengthened this tendency.
With the moon trine Neptune and square
Uranus this man developed mediumship very quickly and was able to contact the
invisible realms. But he heedlessly sought his knowledge along dangerous paths.
While the yogi teachings may be safe for the Fourth Race people, the Orientals,
and for those of the Western races who are still on the lower rounds of
evolution, yet to one of the sensitive Western type these oriental teachings are
most dangerous. This poor man became attached to a group of Hindus, from whom he
received instructions in breathing exercises and psychic development. He as also
active in spiritualism wherein mediumship was encouraged.
After a few years the progressed moon
reached the opposition to the radical Saturn and later a conjunction with the
radical Mercury. Neptune, being the higher octave of Mercury, works largely upon
the nervous system, and any undue stimulation will sometimes cause mental
unbalance if Neptune squares the mental planet Mercury, often expressing itself
through religious mania. This poor man repeatedly claims that he is the
reincarnated Jesus. Especially will Neptune give this tendency when in the
twelfth house, where it often causes incarceration in an institution for the
insane. The moon in the ninth house in Capricorn, square to Uranus, here
increased the evil by attracting undesirable entities to this already weakened
mind, which was easily driven out of the body, giving the obsessing entities
freedom to take possession of it.
To top off this most unfortunate condition
the poor man, who has been in an insane asylum for some years, is slowly dying
of that dread disease tuberculosis. This is shown by Jupiter in Sagittarius
(Jupiter ruling the arterial blood) square to Venus (which has rule over the
venous blood) in Pisces, two common signs.
Male, born August 15, 1915, 2:00 P.M.
We find the fiery sign of
Sagittarius on the Ascendant, and its ruler, Jupiter, at home in Pisces. This
planet is at home in two signs, Sagittarius and Pisces. When planets are posited
in the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses, their influence is much more potent, much
stronger for either good or evil than elsewhere, and especially if they are in
fixed signs or in their own homes. Jupiter is in its own home and in the 4th
house, an angle, and rules the arterial blood. It is in square aspect to the
fiery Mars, which is in the sign of the lungs, Gemini. Mercury, the ruler of
Gemini, ruling the air passing through the lungs, is in conjunction with the
sun, and these two planets are in the fiery sign of Leo ruling the heart. Now
that would be the physical effect of the two afflictions noted above?
It is necessary that a certain amount of air
be taken into the lungs in order to supply the oxygen which is needed to give
life to the blood which feeds the heart. With the ruler of Gemini, Mercury,
burned up by the heat of the sun and the capillaries of the lungs filled with
the fire of the feverish and afflicted Mars, we have a congested and feverish
chest, and the
Birth Chart No. 20A
blood is clogged and becomes sluggish, causing spasmodic
action as it passes through the aorta. The lungs become feverish and breathing
laborious, causing spasms. We find Mars parallel to Saturn, which is in the sign
of the stomach, Cancer, and in the 8th house, indicating poor assimilation of
the food. We find the planet Venus, which rules the venous circulation, in the
hot and fiery sign of Leo in opposition to the spasmodic retrograde Uranus,
which is strong in its own sign Aquarius, giving uneven action to the heart.
This boy will suffer more or less all
through life with what is commonly termed by the doctors, asthma. The first few
years he suffered very much from spasms. He will also be subject to coughs and
colds, which will, however, never develop into consumption as is often the case.
With Mars ruling the lungs there is frequently a congested, feverish condition
in the capillaries which burns up the oxygen. But here Mars is in sextile to the
life-giving sum in Leo, hence this boy will recuperate very rapidly. He will be
above the average in health in spite of the many afflictions, and he will reach
a ripe old age.
Male, born August 15, 1869, 9:00 A.M.
We will judge first the character
of this person and for this purchase we note that there are four cardinal signs
on the angles. This is a great help toward making people mentally alert and well
balanced, but unfortunately here we find that mercury, the significator of the
mind is combust, and the moon is in conjunction with Saturn. This renders the
mind slow and melancholy, subject to fears, which of course never materialize.
Uranus is elevated and square to Neptune, which gives a tendency toward spirit
control, but we have the trine of the sun to Neptune to minimize the danger. The
native has a strong love nature as shown by the trine of Venus and Jupiter, but
the conjunction of moon and Saturn shows that the marriage partner is likely
always to wet-blanket and resent advances. Mars opposition Neptune from the
first to the seventh house makes it plain that there will be quarrels and
trouble, all of which have an important bearing upon the sickness and its cause.
The Sun in Leo afflicted by Jupiter in
Taurus shows that the arterial circulation is poor, a condition which is
somewhat minimized by the trine of Jupiter and Venus, the two planets which
govern the circulation. But the rhythmic motion of respiration is seriously
interfered with because Uranus is in Cancer and elevated. This planet is
spasmodic in its action and affects the diaphragm when placed in Cancer. Here it
is, as said, highly elevated and square to Mars and Neptune, both in angles, a
configuration that is very strong. The rhythmic rise and fall of the diaphragm
Birth Chart No. 20B
absolutely essential to proper and regular respiration,
an as this action is interfered with to a degree by the afflictions here shown,
we have the condition known as asthma.
It is well known that sufferers from this
disease sometimes go a very long time without sleep because of their inability
to lie down. Morphine is often given to relieve their condition and give them
the rest they crave with all their being. The danger of this drug cannot be
overestimated in any case, but it is greater for a patient who has Jupiter in
Taurus afflicted by the sun like this one, for this always gives an inherent
abnormal appetite, a tendency to go to extremes in whatever is taken by way of
the mouth. Hence it is no wonder that this person has become addicted to the use
There is hope, however, as shown by the
horoscope. The moon rules the alimentary canal and is responsible for the
passage of the food through the digestive tract. She is conjunct Saturn, and
naturally this results in a sluggish condition of the bowels. Uranus in Cancer
operates upon the stomach in such a way as to distend it periodically. With a
full colon, a distended stomach, and the diaphragm moving erratically what
wonder that the heart refuses to force the vital fluid into the lungs and take
it from them? Heroic methods should be taken to clear the system and keep it
clear. While this will not relieve the spasmodic action of the diaphragm, it
will at any rate take the pressure away from the apex of the heart and thus
materially help to reduce the condition. Mars is sextile to the sun, therefore,
the heart can be strengthened. He is also sextile to Saturn showing the
possibility of securing at least better action and circulation in the digestive
The worst condition in this horoscope, the
one most difficult to overcome, is Jupiter in Taurus square to the sun. It has
been our experience that even though it is pointed out to people that they have
abnormal appetites and they acknowledge it, they usually refuse to mend their
ways. As the above affliction is in fixed signs, it is exceedingly difficult to
overcome. The best assistance, however, would be from the trine of Venus to
Jupiter, which excites the love nature and makes the native amenable to
kindliness. The tender care of a woman would perhaps do more than anything else
to help him overcome the habit he has formed. A healer with Aquarius rising and
whose Saturn is not in Pisces would very likely have a beneficial effect in this
The disease designated by the name
of asthma is one of the most difficult to diagnose, for many are suffering from
symptoms which are diagnosed by the doctors as those of asthma because of the
shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing when frequently the person does not
in reality have asthma. There are various kinds of this disease. For instance
there is hay asthma, which comes in the fall of the year when the hay and grain
are ripe. Sometimes it comes from the noxious pollen of poisonous flowers, which
causes a contraction of the passages to the lungs; these when inactive fill with
mucus, causing labored breathing. Then we have the heart or stomach asthma,
which is often the result of irregularity of the blood flow through the valves
of the heart, resulting in labored breathing and contraction of the chest and
lungs. Therefore the astrologer may find the diagnosis difficult.
We will in this lesson endeavor to give a
few helps showing according to the afflictions the differences in diseases which
may have similar outward symptoms but the causes of which may be different.
Case 20C is that of a man born March 6,
1831, 4 P.M. The horoscope for this case is 10A, page 263. We find the
disturbing Saturn in Leo, the sign ruling the heart, square to Mars in Taurus,
which has rule over the throat, and opposition to Mercury, which is in the
nervous sign of Aquarius. Mars is also square to Mercury and parallel to
Neptune. This configuration of planets in fixed signs, would indicate spasmodic
heart action, for Mercury opposition Saturn would cause contraction of the
valves of the heart, thereby interfering with the excessive blood flow caused by
Mars square Saturn. We also find the sun in Pisces, a common sign, square to the
moon in Sagittarius. Common signs when afflicted interfere with the organs of
respiration, given a tendency to trouble with the lungs. This man suffered
greatly with what some doctors diagnosed as asthma and others as heart trouble,
and he also frequently suffered from severe colds. Astrology shows that he had
valvular heart trouble and that is was not a true case of asthma. He died from
an abscess of the liver. For details regarding this condition see No. 10A.
In the case of horoscope 20D, that of a man
born August 25, 1867, we find Saturn in Scorpio, a fixed sign, square to Venus
and Mercury in Leo, the sign ruling the heart. We again find some trouble with
poor heart action; but the most disturbing affliction is found in the stomach,
for the moon and Uranus are in conjunction in the sign of Cancer, which has rule
over this organ, and both are square to the inflammatory Mars, Uranus also being
square to Neptune, all in cardinal signs. In this horoscope we find the seat of
the trouble in the stomach, showing impulsive and unnatural habits regarding
food, with a tendency to bolt the food and also excessive drinking with meals,
which would cause the stomach to become distended, thereby pressing upon the
heart and interfering with respiration.
In horoscope 20E, that of a woman born June
23, 1898, we find a very
Birth Chart No. 20D
different cause, and we may diagnose this as a real case
of hay asthma. Neptune is conjunction Mercury in the sign of Gemini, which has
rule over the lungs. From the indications of personal appearance we should think
that this young woman had Virgo rising with Gemini in Midheaven, giving Mercury
as the life ruler. Neptune, being the higher octave of Mercury, has rule over
the nervous system. Neptune's influence is similar to that of
Saturn--constricting, astringent. When in Gemini, we may expect a
Birth Chart No. 20E
disturbance in the bronchioles, especially during the
summer months, as was the case with this young woman, whose trouble was caused
by the inhalation of the pollen of certain grasses and flowers.
You will, however, find that in most cases
of asthma there is impaired circulation. The blood stream is sluggish, showing
an affliction to Venus or Jupiter. When the blood is impure, elimination will
also be sluggish.
Great care should be used in the selection
of food. The patient should eat very lightly and only such foods as are easily
digested but which give the proper nourishment. Especially is this true of the
evening meals, for attacks of asthma invariably follow a heavy meal at night.
Raw onion sandwiches eaten the last thing at night and cut the phlegm and insure
a sound sleep.
Female, born July 14, 1897, 4:00 P.M.
Sagittarius, a common sign, is on
the Ascendant, and the life ruler, Jupiter is in the 9th house in the sign of
Virgo; Jupiter is also square to the Ascendant. People with common signs on the
four angles rarely make sufficient effort to surmount the obstacles of life, and
when we also find the afflicting planets in these common signs, and the sun in
the watery sign of Cancer an in the 8th house, we have as in the case of this
woman one who would rather be an invalid than make the effort to keep the body
in health, and we can see how weak the effort will be to overcome.
First, people with the sun and moon in
Cancer are very fond of good things to eat, and when the moon is also trine to
Venus this enhances their love for food and there is a tendency to overeat. Let
us see what will be the result.
We find the planet Venus, which has rule
over the venous blood, in the sign of Gemini, and in the 7th house, square to
the inflammatory Mars and to Jupiter. Jupiter, which has rule over the arterial
blood, is afflicted by a
Birth Chart No. 21A
conjunction of Mars, hence the circulation is very much
obstructed, especially as Jupiter is in the sign of Virgo, which has rule over
the small intestine. When the patient eats very heartily (especially as Cancer
people are very fond of starches), with the obstructed circulation and the
disturbed assimilation of food in the small intestine what may we expect but
that the bowels are filled with putrid matter. Fermentation set in, causing
derangement of the entire circulatory system. Saturn, the obstructer, in
conjunction with Uranus in the sign of Scorpio, which has rule over the rectum,
and in the 12th house, the house of self-undoing, also the house of hidden
things, is an indication that the young woman had formed secret habits which
caused much irritation to the organs of elimination and which had their result
in causing cancer of the rectum.
She was ailing for a long time with dreadful
pains across the lower bowels and at the lower end of the spinal column. The
question may be asked, Is there not a cure for this dread disease of cancer?
Yes, when in its first stages, it may be cured by eliminating all food for a few
days, drinking only pure, distilled water flavored with lemon juice, and giving
the bowels a thorough cleansing with high enemas. Then start with the mono-diet,
continuing this for three weeks if the patient is able to stand it, but not to
exceed three weeks. The patient should eat nothing but carrots. This vegetable
may be prepared in various ways to make it palatable, grinding it and drinking
the juice, baking or steaming it or making it into salads flavored with a little
olive oil and lemon. The carrot has a pronounced healing effect, especially when
used as a poultice, and it has a wonderful healing power for ulcer and cancerous
Male, born December 14, 1857. Place and hour
of birth unknown, but from personal appearance and traits of character we have
placed Sagittarius on the Ascendant. Planets' positions for noon, G.M.T.
The doctors had told this man that
he had cancer, and nothing could shake his belief that he would some day pass
out with the dread disease. He kept up his letters to the Healing Department
regularly for several months, but they were always filled with doubt of our
methods and discouragement regarding the future. He also rebelled at the
restrictions in diet, claiming that he was too weak and sick to live without his
daily beefsteak and fried potatoes.
Later through the instrumentality of his
son, who was working in our office as stenographer, this man with his wife
rented a cottage on a tract which adjoined the Headquarters grounds. In order to
make it possible for his father to partake of the health diet served in our
dining hall, the son applied for a job as gardener for his father.
The first few weeks this poor man as a great
trial to the cook. When he failed to get what he demanded, he left the table
hungry. This lasted for a few days until hunger forced him to eat what was
served. His demands were for two eggs fried in butter, a large bowl of soft,
boiled mush with several teaspoons of sugar and plenty of cream, fried potatoes,
white bread, and two or three cups of strong, black coffee with several
teaspoons of sugar in each. The sugar bowl was emptied at each meal. He greatly
tried the patience of both Mr. Heindel and myself. But the young son, who had
Birth Chart No. 21B
supported his father for a number of years was
desperately anxious to help us to help the latter. After a few weeks the patient
adjusted himself, and immediately his health began to improve. The eruptions on
his face and his breast began slowly to disappear, and his general health and
strength began to return.
During the day it was observed that he was
constantly eating candy; his pockets were filled with this sweet. Before coming
to Headquarters he would eat one to two pounds of candy every day, and thought
it necessary to do so to keep up his strength.
We note the conjunction of the moon and
Venus just above the Ascendant in the negative sign of Sagittarius. The moon and
Venus conjoined, no matter where they may be in the horoscope, give a desire for
sweets, pastry, etc.
In this case we find Saturn posited in the
sign of the stomach, Cancer, and retrograde to a square aspect with Mars, which
is placed in a Venus sign. this man had for years filled his body with an excess
of starch, protein, and sugar. With his afflicted progressed Saturn in Cancer he
was not able to extract the vitamins from his food, and he was in the habit of
overeating and of bolting it. Naturally the body stores up excess amount of food
taken. His stomach refused to digest such quantities of food, or rather was too
weak and lacking in the juices necessary in digestion. There was also a large
amount of waste matter which the organs of elimination were unable to throw off.
Mars has rule over the rectum, being the ruler of Scorpio which governs this
organ. With Mars afflicted by the obstructive progressed Saturn we might expect
that the man would suffer from constipation.
With all this ash stored up in the body can
we wonder that the system has to find some means of throwing out this poison?
The result was that the skin of the nose, throat, face and breast (Mars ruling
Aries the face, Scorpio the bridge of the nose, and Saturn in Cancer the breast)
was used as a dumping ground for the body waste. After eight months of Mt.
Ecclesia diet this man moved back to the city with not a trace of cancer on his
body; all sores had entirely healed. Mars sextile to the life-giving sun brought
vitality. Wherever a good aspect between these two planets is found, there is
great hope of overcoming disease.
Saturn in Cancer in the eighth house, the
house of death, will eventually be the case of the native's demise, together
with the moon and Venus in a common sign and in the house of self-undoing. In
time his desire for sweets and rich food will probably lead to excesses which
will be the cause of his death.
The Rosicrucian work of healing is
carried on by the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order through a band of
Invisible Helpers whom they are instructing.
The work is conducted according to the
commands of Christ Jesus, namely, "Preach the gospel and heal the
THE ELDER BROTHERS
These are high spiritual beings through whom
the Christ Spirit is working for the benefit of humanity.
THE INVISIBLE HELPERS
The Invisible Helpers are those who live a
worthy life of helpfulness during the daytime while in their physical bodies,
and whose evolutionary development is such as to earn the privilege of
being helpful through the instrumentality of the Elder Brothers at night while
functioning in their etheric bodies, as indicated in the words of the
Rosicrucian Evening Service: "Tonight while our physical bodies are
peacefully resting in sleep, may we as Invisible Helpers be found faithfully
working in the vineyard of Christ." These Invisible Helpers are gathered
together in bands according to their temperaments and their abilities. They are
under the instruction of other Helpers who are physicians, and all of
them work under the guidance of the Elder Brothers, who naturally are the moving
spirits of the whole work.
Not infrequently patients are aware of the
presence of the Invisible Helpers.
RIGHT LIVING NECESSARY FOR A CURE
The Invisible Helpers never refuse to answer
an appeal for help, but in order to respond to the Divine Healing Force patients
must adopt the gospel of right living; they should observe a pure meatless diet;
they must fill their living and sleeping rooms with pure air, their minds with
pure thoughts and their daily lives with pure actions. The Divine Healing Force
is pure; if you ask for it in order to be relieved of your ailments, you must be
willing to conform to the natural laws of purity. Pure air, pure food, pure
thinking and pure living! If you ignore these great health giving factors you
may have called in vain upon the Divine Healing Force.
All healing force comes from God, our
Heavenly Father, the Great Physician of the universe; it is latent everywhere;
by prayer and concentration it is liberated and directed to the sufferer; it
manifested through the Master, Christ Jesus; it goes forth from the weekly
healing meetings held at the Rosicrucian Fellowship Headquarters. Through the
workings of this supreme force the Invisible Helpers raise the vibrations of the
patient to a higher rate, thus enabling him, first, to eliminate the disease
poison from the system, and second, to rebuild every blood corpuscle, fiber,
tissue, and organ until the whole body is made new. This is done, not in a
miraculous manner but in accordance with nature's laws. If the patient continues
to break these laws and by a wrong mode of living to accumulate poisonous
substances in the system, he frustrates the healing work.
CAUSE OF DISEASE
The wonderful organism called the human body
is governed by immutable natural laws. All disease results from willful or
ignorant violation of nature's laws. People are ill because in this earth life
or in a previous one they have disregarded the fundamental principles on which
the health of the body depends. If they wish to regain and to retain their
health, they must learn to understand these principles and to regulate their
daily habits in conformity with them.
This is what the Master Healer, Christ
Jesus, meant when he said to the man who was a cripple: "Thou art made
whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5-14.) Even
the Christ could not give lasting health unless the recipient of the healing
force refrained from indulging wrong habits which cause disease, and lived in
obedience to the God-given laws that rule man's body as well as his relations to
his fellow creatures.
THE RIGHT TO HEALTH
Some people "demand" perfect
health and claim they have a right to it. They forget that either in this or a
former life some have forfeited their God-given right through disobedience to
nature's laws, which are God's laws. Through suffering they have to learn
obedience. When they have mastered their lesson and are willing to "sin no
more," their right to health will be restored to them.
VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OF HEALTH
The Divine Healing Force is constructive;
wrong methods of living which disregard the laws of nature are destructive.
The omissions and transgressions responsible
for wrong living and consequently for disease are many; the following are the
principal ones: Unnatural food; too much food; ill-proportioned food; lack of
fresh air and sunshine; lack of cleanliness; lack of exercise; lack of rest and
sleep; lack of self-control; sleeping in unventilated rooms; harboring thoughts
of anger, hatred, and resentment; yielding to a hasty temper; gratifying low
desires; harming fellow creatures whether human or animal; abusing the sacred
Since all the organs and functions of the
body are interdependent, the abuse and consequent affliction of one part hurts
all the others, furthers the accumulation of disease poison throughout the
system, and lowers the vitality of the whole. The local symptoms are only
evidence of the whole body being at fault. Therefore, all true healing, in order
to achieve lasting results, is directed not to the suppression of symptoms but
to the removal of the cause that made the symptoms appear.
Spiritual healing operates on the higher
planes of being but is effected in strict adherence to natural laws which
prevail below as above; consequently all natural therapeutics applied on the
physical plan are in harmony with the work of the Invisible Helpers on the
RIGHT FOOD IS NATURAL MEDICINE
As the body is built up of the physical
substances introduced into the blood by the daily food, right food is the natural
medicine which the patient must take in order to cooperate with the Invisible
Helpers in their task of reconstructing his system.
EFFLUVIA TRANSMITTED IN WEEKLY REPORT
Before the Invisible Helpers can work with
the patient they must have effluvia from his vital body, which is the etheric
counterpart of the physical body and the operating sphere of the vital forces.
The effluvia are obtained by having the patient write every week a letter
consisting of a few words or a few lines with pen and ink. This is
important as a pen charged with fluid is a greater conductor of magnetism than a
dry pencil. The ether which thus impregnates the paper upon which the patient
writes week by week gives an indication of his condition at that particular time
and furnishes an entrance key to his system. It is something which he has
given voluntarily and for the express purpose of furnishing access for the
Invisible Helpers. Unless the patient does his part to do anything for him;
so it may be seen that it is of the utmost importance to keep up the weekly
letters to Headquarters.
TIME REQUIRED FOR CURE
Instantaneous cures are frequent where the
Invisible Helpers are called upon to assist in cases of acute disease. In the
case of a chronic ailment which is of long standing and has taken years to
develop, a certain amount of relief may be experienced immediately; complete
recovery, however, which is equivalent to a renewal of the whole system, can
usually be achieved only in gradual stages. As said before, the healing work of
the Invisible Helpers is not suppression of symptoms but reconstruction of the
whole system, and in order to be accomplished it requires time as well as the
patient's faithful and constant cooperation along the lines indicated above.
HEALING MEETINGS AT HEADQUARTERS
Healing meetings are held at Rosicrucian
Headquarters on the nights when the moon enters cardinal signs in the zodiac.
The hour of service is about 6:30 P.M. The virtue of the cardinal signs is
dynamic energy which they infuse into every enterprise started under their
influence, and therefore the healing thoughts of the helpers all over the world
are endowed with added power when launched upon their errands of mercy under
this cardinal influence.
If you would like to join in this work, sit
down quiet when the clock in your place of residence points to the given
hour, 6:30 P.M., meditate on health, and pray to the Great Physician, our
Father in Heaven, for the restoration to health of all who suffer, particularly
those who have applied to Headquarters.
At the same time visualize the Ecclesia,
the healing Temple at Headquarters, where the thoughts of all aspirants are
finally gathered by the Elder Brothers and used for the stated purpose.
Astro-Diagnosis--A Guide to Healing