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Question: I was wondering if you have any information regarding a system of healing that is called BodyTalk. We have friends who are Christians that have been trained to perform BodyTalk, and would like us to experience what they have learned. We are very hesitant about this. Someone sent us a book by BodyTalk guru, John Veltheim, and his opening statement at the back of the book says,

"What do you get when you combine the wisdom of advanced yoga, the energy dynamics of acupuncture, the clinical findings of applied kinesiology, and Western medical expertise? BodyTalk! A systems approach to holistic healing."


Response: Like Reiki, Body Talk illustrates New Age healing processes. It involves faith in the mystical quantum theory of universal unity. The absurd notion that a butterfly in Asia would cause a wind to blow in America would fit right into this context. But here are some quotes from BodyTalk practitioners:

BodyTalk in Detail: ...The BodyTalk System works by first identifying the weakened energy circuits within the body. The practitioner relies on the body’s inherent knowledge of itself to locate the energy circuits that need repair by using a form of biofeedback, which is a subtle muscle-testing technique. For every malfunctioning energy circuit found, the practitioner or client contacts the corresponding “points” with his or her hands. The practitioner then lightly taps the client on the top of the head, which stimulates the brain center and causes the brain to re-evaluate the state of the body’s health. The result is that the general energy balance of the body is greatly improved. The practitioner then taps the client on the sternum to “announce” the corrected energy flows to the rest of the body.... "

PaRama BodyTalk: "PaRama BodyTalk PaRama BodyTalk is the advanced work that Dr. Veltheim has been developing since 2004. ... They have expanded on the principles of the science of energy medicine and the biophysics that underpin why BodyTalk works in the first place. And they use those new findings to go far deeper into the inner workings of the bodymind complex..."


Body Talk: "Body Talk Session: Using a technique similar to muscle-testing, Lois will ask the innate wisdom of your body what to 'balance' ... Each of us has his/her own unique life story with its own mix of experiences, emotions, beliefs, attitudes, expectations and hereditary and ancestral factors. Having all aspects of body, mind and spirit in a holistic state of balance results in varying degrees of increased wellness.


The next point (continuing on the same page) reminds me of tribal Shamans as well as the occult healer Edgar Cayce who would enter into a trance and do distance healing:

Distance Sessions are Available!....I have worked on people in Australia, Europe, Canada, Asia, Central and South America, and all over the USA from my office right here in Houston.....More than one client has reported that the results of distant sessions are even more powerful than the ones in person.


....his "non-locality" business has been noted between people as well. For example when a man sitting in his office has pain in his neck at the same moment his son's neck is injured in a car wreck, this is an example of non-locality operating. ...


A lot of people ask how this is possible. There is a whole layer of reality of which we are mostly unaware, even though the field of quantum physics has known about it for well over 50 years. According to scientific experiments that have been done to explore the realities of the sub-atomic world, the physicists have discovered that when two particles that were once connected are separated, no matter how much time and space separate them, anything that is done to one of them affects the other at precisely the same instant. ... The two particles behave as one. This is called non-locality....


"...if the practitioner "sees" the client and the shifts taking place, in their mind's eye, even, the practitioner can act as an agent/observer for the shifts to become reality.... Even the Russian and US Armies trained people during the cold war to view each other's secret bases using this premise. So this technique is nothing new. Shamans worldwide have actually used it for many thousands of years.

So what is this BodyTalk System? It was brought to the planet in the mid-1990’s by an Australian chiropractor, Reiki Master and acupuncturist named John Veltheim, who now lives in Florida. Dr. Veltheim blended parts of various healing modalities, including Reiki, homeopathy, the acupressure meridian system, breath-work, cranio-sacral therapy, and so on to create a powerful short-cut to healing......I now quote from Dr. Veltheim’s manual.

"In quantum mechanics the world is viewed as being in constant dynamic interaction at all levels; nothing exists in and of itself. Everything... exists only as part of a dynamic system, with each part reflecting the whole. ... In other words all distant events are constantly interconnected and interdependent. Each and every electron must know exactly what every other electron in the universe is doing in order to know what it, itself, has to do at any given moment.


"This further implies that every atom in the universe is constantly 'in touch' with "all that is." ... The innate wisdom of the individual body is therefore connected to the wisdom of totality as a whole." This is why we respect the innate wisdom of the body...."

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