by Bruce Johnson —
Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.
Ancient Egyptian and Greek priest-physicians, initiated into the Mysteries, applied their esoteric knowledge to the task of healing humans on physical. emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Knowing the effect of etheric, astral, and mental energies on the human body opened the door to unique healing methods that were at times near miraculous in their results. Three such eminent Initiate-Healers are Hermes Trismegistus, Hippocrates and Paracelsus.
Thrice-greatest Hermes is the founder of the healing arts. His six Hermetic Books on Medicine teaching the subjects of physical anatomy, pathology, surgical instruments, eye ailments and medicines were the foundation of medical knowledge for the Egyptian priest-physician. Hermes related the causes and cures of disease to the number seven. Here are the seven causes of disease as per Hermes in random order. 1 Foreign matter, blockages and contaminations. 2 Wrong use of an organ or capacity of the body. 3 Negative spirits. 4 Harmful mental and emotional influences. 5 Astrological causes. 6 Etheric and dense physical body misalignment. 7 Law of Cause and Effect.
The seven primary methods of Hermetic healing are- 1 Eliminating poisons. 2 Faith and prayer. 3 Ordered daily life and proper diet. 4 Sound, music and color. 5 Charms, amulets and talismans. 6 Herbal remedies. 7 Invocations, decrees and rituals.
The priest-physician Hippocrates, called the ”Father of Medicine”, was born on the Greek island of Kos in 460 B.C. He incarnated into the lineage of the semi-divine Greek priest-physician Asclepius, and like his father, became an Initiate of the Asclepian Mysteries. Hippocrates taught that all knowledge could be found in observing nature and determined that many diseases could be cured by natural means alone. He divided diseases into two general categories, those externally caused, and those maladies internally generated. Disorder and imbalance of the “four humours” was the fundamental cause of disease according to Hippocrates.
Hippocrates often used diet and special baths, along with various herbal treatments to cure his patients. Hippocrates is most well known for the Hippocratic Oath, and for separating the healing sciences from the other inter-related temple mystery teachings. He pioneered many medical discoveries and innovations, including clinics having different wards with patients watched and cared for by attendants, and the bedside manner.
The brilliant physician, alchemist, astrologer and chemist Paracelsus applied his deep esoteric learning to the discipline of medicine and the healing arts. His contempt for the traditional medical practices of sixteenth century Europe, along with his amazing success as a physician, was reacted to by his fellow doctors with jealousy and hatred. He was known to cure almost any ailment by the power of amulets and talismans alone. Paracelsus rediscovered the occult properties of the magnet and used electro-magnetism to heal many diseases. Like the Egyptian Hermes, he knew of the efficacy of faith in the healing process, teaching that faith was a power that could be used to affect matter and heal bodily discord.
As an adept alchemist, Paracelsus had succeeded in combining the seven planetary metals of gold, silver, copper, lead, iron, tin and mercury under proper astrological conditions, to create that little-known, extremely potent magical substance called Electrum. Electrum is antipathetic to all evil influences, and Paracelsus used it to create various healing tools. Paracelsus was the greatest physician of his day, and used Electrum to cure terrible diseases, repel evil spirits, and detect poisons, among other uses.