The Healer Within You And Ancient History
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The Healer Within You And Ancient History

The history of healing can be traced back to thousands of years and can be found in many religions and none religious texts. Healers can come in many different forms, for mind, the body and for the spirit. As you can see here I have selected some of those great individuals who helped to heal their reality and the reality of others.

The early Egyptians formed the first recorded systems of medical intervention. Ancient medical notes were inscribed on papyrus and referred to as medical papyri. They were written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, although others are in the hieratic script form.

If you were going to be sick in ancient times, you would probably stand more of a chance if you were to do it in Egypt. There you would have had the pleasure of being treated by medical healers whose art was celebrated all over the ancient world.

A famous Egyptian healer was Imhotep whose name means "the one that comes in peace" was an important figure in Ancient Egyptian medicine. Imhotep diagnosed and treated over 200 diseases, and is one of the few Egyptian gods (other than the pharaohs) who was actually a real person!

He is often recognised as the worlds fist doctor, priest, sage, poet, astrologer, architect, and vizier King Djoser of Egypt. His advancement in medicine predates western medicine by over 2200 years. In my book Imhotep is definitely on the list of famous healers.

Our recent history have been blessed with beings such as Mary Seacole (1805-1881), who shone her healing light on the British soldiers of the Crimean war. Mary brought comfort and peace to those who were afraid and in pain. Just Mary’s presence alone, had a healing effect that the wounded soldiers yearned for and would be a beacon of healing light for them throughout the war.

Another of these great beings whose wise words were a healing medicine in themselves was Dr.Martin Luther King (1929-1968). He spoke many powerful words that helped to start a process of healing in a world of injustices. One of my favourite healing utterances taken from one of his speeches is:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Today the world is waking up to the many forms of healing which is affective and accessible to everyone. Just to mention a few: reiki, QiGon, yoga, medditaion, shamanic healing, healing with love, water and the mind.

We will further explore the fascinating subject of the healer within you.


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