|Qualities Required of the Healer
laws and rules which I have given, certain necessary characteristics of the healer are
mentioned and certain needed requirements are indicated. These we should register first of
all as they not only present qualities and attitudes which are essential to the successful
practice of the healing art, but they indicate also why - up till the present time - there
has been practically no successful or systematized healing of any patient under any of the
current healing schools. There has been what I might call "accidental healing,"
due to the fact that the patient would have been healed anyway, for his hour to pass over
had not yet arrived. Deliberate conscious healing, with full understanding, has only
occurred when the healer was an initiate of high degree, patterning himself upon the life
and the nature of the Christ.
Let us now look at the indicated qualities and attitudes. I will briefly enumerate and
- The power to contact and work as a soul. "The art of the healer consists in
releasing the soul." Think for a moment what this power involves. The healer is not
only in immediate and conscious touch with his own soul, but through that soul contact he
can easily contact the soul of his patient.
- The power to command the spiritual will. The particular law involved in the
healing act must be "brought into activity by the spiritual will." This
necessitates the capacity to make contact with the Spiritual Triad.  Therefore, the
antahkarana must be somewhat in process of construction.
- The power to establish telepathic rapport. The healer must "know the inner
stage of thought and of desire" of his patient.
- He must have exact knowledge. We read that he must "know the point exact
through which relief must come." This is a most important point and one entirely
overlooked by the so-called healers in such movements as Christian Science, Unity and
others. Healing does not come through an intense affirmation of divinity, or by simply
pouring out love and the expression of a vague mysticism. It comes through mastering an
exact science of contact, of impression, of invocation, plus an understanding of the
subtle apparatus of the etheric vehicle.
- The power to reverse, reorient and "exalt" the consciousness of the
patient. The healer has to "lift the downward focused eyes unto the soul." This
refers to the eyes of the patient. This statement implies limitation, because if the
patient is not at the stage in evolution where this is possible, and at the point in
evolution where he can contact his own soul, the work of the healer is rendered inevitably
futile. The sphere of action, therefore, of the spiritual healer is strictly limited to
those who have faith. Faith, however, is the "evidence of things not seen"; that
evidence is largely lacking in the majority. Faith is not wishful thinking or an
engineered hope. It is evidence of a well-grounded conviction.
- Power to direct soul energy to the necessary area. "The spiritual or the
third eye then directs the healing force." This presupposes a scientific technique on
the healer's part and the right functioning of the mechanism of received and directed
force within the head. 
- Power to express magnetic purity and the needed radiance. "The healer must
achieve magnetic purity...and attain dispelling radiance." This involves great
personal discipline in the daily life, and the habit of pure living. Purity
inevitably and automatically results in radiance.
- Power to control the activity of the mechanism of the head. The healer must have
"linked the centers in the head." The true healer has established a magnetic
area within his head which presents itself or expresses itself through a definitely
- Power over his own centers. The healer has to "concentrate the needed energy
within the needed center." The center in the patient's form which is nearest to the
seat of the physical trouble has to be made receptive to the energy discharged into it by
the corresponding center in the healer's body. It will be obvious to you, therefore, how
much knowledge and energy-control is required by the true healer.
- Power to utilize both exoteric and esoteric methods of healing. The healer will
employ "methods of occult healing though the ordinary medical and surgical methods
will not be withheld." I have constantly emphasized the God-given nature of
experimental medicine - which is a phrase qualifying medicine today, and qualifying still
more metaphysical healing. There is no need to call in a spiritual healer for broken bones
or for those difficulties which orthodox medicine has already mastered. However, the
patient's general morale and condition can be justifiably helped whilst wise surgery and
ameliorating medical knowledge are applied. This the usual so-called metaphysical healer
is apt to ignore. Healers will be divided eventually into two groups: 
work magnetically. "Thus he can pour the vital healing force upon the
patient." This the healer does through a scientific coordination of his equipment,
using the hands as a directing agent. In this way the disease can be healed, ameliorated
or worsened, even to the point of death. The responsibility of the healer is therefore
work with radiation. "Thus can his presence feed the soul life of the
patient." This again is brought about through a system of coordination, but the agent
of radiation is then the aura and not the hands.
practice at all times complete harmlessness. "The method used by the Perfect
One...is harmlessness." This, we are told, involves a positive expression of poise,
an inclusive point of view, and divine understanding. How many healers combine these three
qualities and also work through love?
control the will and work through love. "The healer...must keep the will in
leash." This is one of the most difficult qualities to be developed, for the will of
the healer is frequently so potent in its determination to bring about a healing that it
renders the effort to apply that healing process entirely futile. From the reverse angle,
frequently the sentimental and mystical desire to love the patient negates all efforts to
hold the will in leash. Remember, brother of mine, the spiritual will must be present as a
quiet  deep pool of power behind all expression of the energy of love.
eventually to wield the Law of Life. Of this little can be said, for it can only be
wielded by those who have developed or who are rapidly developing the consciousness of the
Spiritual Triad - a very rare thing as yet.
comprising definitely trained spiritual healers.
- Healers with
less developed power but with enough radiation and magnetism to aid in the ordinary
healing process. These will usually work under the guidance of the spiritual healer.