Investigations of any subject can never be separated from the expertise and interests of the researchers. In this case, as a result of a request by a colleague to write a book on kaya kalpa, I began reading extensively in two specialized areas of study in Ayurveda: rasayana herbs and alchemy. Briefly stated, we could perhaps suggest that rasayana therapies fall into the broad category of geriatric medicine, but this would narrow the understanding of the therapies since all rasayana herbs are antioxidants with specific properties that promote longevity. In short, they go beyond the normal therapeutic aims of resolving pain and curing disease because they also have the power to regenerate and enhance awareness. Alchemy takes matters a step further by transforming substances into highly active compounds that can often cure more or less instantly.
Unlike conventional anti-aging protocols, successful kalpa results in the complete renewal of the body so that the individual undergoing the therapy looks 30-35 years of age after 40 days in total darkness with a very specific diet combined with an herbal formula that was used in ancient times by the sage Chyawan and in our era by Tapaswiji Maharaj who lived 185 years. Tapaswiji did kalpa three times starting around age 100. We were lucky enough to be given the formula along with explanations as to modifications Tapaswiji used during his third kalpa.
Not too long after receiving the formula, the events in Fukushima unfolded, and my attention shifted to how to apply the ancient understanding of rasayana herbs and alchemical medicines to the victims of radiation exposure. A new web site devoted to radiation came into being, zerorads.com. Thiis is obviously an ongoing process involving careful examination of highly specific information on various herbs and gems that theoretically have the capacity to protect exposed individuals from suffering damage to DNA and microperforations that result from exposure to radiation. Of course, once exposure has occurred, the challenges are greater since the tissue and other damage has to be reversed.
The preliminary research involved microscopic analysis of plasma, blood, and herbs. Eventually, it became apparent that there is a need for an Institute where specialists can come together to advance understanding that is needed by millions of people. Ecuador was one of the major countries considered because of its location and friendliness towards natural medicine. This said, several locations, both coastal and Andean, were considered. The choice was quite difficult since swimming in salt water is probably beneficial, providing the ocean water is clean, but we chose the Andes because of climate and geologic stabilitiy.
I recently passed the three-quarter of a century mark in my own life so it is time to complete this project and pass the torch to the younger generation. That said, I have had a lot of exposure to many different approaches to healing as well as experience with how clinics are operated. My path has been blessed by long-term influences from gifted healers, starting with a kahuna in Hawaii named Morrnah Simeona whose two greatest teachings were:
- Before the patient can be cured, the obstacle(s) to healing must be removed.
- Anything that does not feel good to the patient will be resisted by the subconscious.
The first teaching suggested the need for at least some degree of personal exploration, involving psychotherapy or any other modality that offers insight into patterns. I am a specialist in medical astrology and an author of a yet unpublished book on memory and how it works.
In short, while conversant with both herbal medicine and darkfield microscopy, awareness of the human factors affecting health makes it possible to approach each patient as an individual and to tweak protocols as necessary.
Over the course of my long career, I have worked with more than 8000 cancer patients as well as many with AIDS, Lyme disease, and other life-threatening illnesses. I am aware that some patients travel the world in search of cures whereas others submit to what is covered by their insurance. Clearly, some therapies will probably be paid out of the pockets of patients and an occasional donor. I am prepared to stay the course and provide absolutely the best possible holistic care. All treatments will be documented and those promising the best results will be published. Interns and observers will be welcome. Just as importantly, I look forward to learning from the local curanderas and curanderos as well as ethnobotanists. I am very focused, excited, and prepared for the work ahead.
IMMOBILIZED BLOOD PARASITE
In this photomicrograph, we see mostly red blood cells and one parasite. The white blood cells are harder to find, but there are quite a few in this greatly reduced picture. What was observed is that each erythrocyte visits a specific white blood cell and then moves towards the parasite. Over a period of several hours, the red blood cells will make it impossible for the parasite to move. At this time, a single white blood cell, the same one that was consulted by the erythrocytes before they moved into position, will gravitate towards the parasite. The RBCs will create a pathway for the WBC, and then the WBC will blow something onto the parasite that ruptures the membrane. This will happen in several places until the parasite dies. Notice that the RBCs avoid the head and tail.
Dr. Ingrid Naiman has developed her own approach to darkfield microscopy that she calls “behavioral” — meaning she is interested in the pathogens in the blood and how the red and white blood cells deal with those challenges. She is an avid student of Ayurveda, an environmentalist, and serious scholar of the history of medicine.
Ingrid majored in Asian Studies, B.A. 1962 from the University of Hawaii. She went on to receive an M.A. from Yale University in 1964. In 1987, she was awarded an M.D. degree from Medicina Alternativa in Copenhagen; and in 1995, she received a D.Sc. (honorary) from the Open International University in Sri Lanka.