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Celebrating the Famous Healer Harry Edwards

The Famous Healer Harry Edwards

Article from The Spiritual New about the birthday celebrations for the famous spiritualist healer Harry Edwards Did you meet or were healed by Harry Edwards? Tell us your story.

The dark history of humankind has been illuminated by those who work to bring the light of spiritual truths into that darkness – some whose own light shines more brilliantly than most. One of those great ones is beyond doubt the healer Harry Edwards.

Born on 29th May 1893, Harry Edwards passed on the 7th December 1976 after a lifetime of dedication to others, but his light still shines in the healing work that continues…

Spritualist Healer Harry EdwardsHarry Edwards said; “In trying to ascertain the actual ways and means of spiritual healing, we enter into the realm of imponderables. So long as healings take place, it may not seem so very important for us to understand the manner of their performance, but it is suggested that no avenue of thought is closed to us, neither should we close our minds to seeking knowledge and understanding. Is it that by means of prayer there comes a link-up with God’s healing ministers in spirit who are carrying out the divine purpose of using spiritual healing as a means of awakening man’s spiritual awareness? Is it by the more purposeful Spiritualist way of establishing a close mental attunement between the healer and the spirit healing minister that the healings are more effectively given? Are they both in effect the same?”

In a comment on the Church of England Archbishops’ report on Spiritualism and survival of the spirit where it says that the Church has been too cautious in its reference to the departed… Harry Edwards remarked, “It can truly be said that the power of healing is abroad in the land, as it was in those days when Jesus healed, and the words in the New Testament should be noted “many were healed” not “all were healed”.

If the Church of England was willing to have a “measure of sight”, forget its past controversies and accept the truth that healing, whilst divine in its origin, is administered within the laws of God’s healing ministers who are just as much servants of God as are the ministers of the Church, what a different picture there would be today. The churches would become a living power in the land; they would be full, for it would be possible to demonstrate spiritual healing power. Some time ago, I offered to try to develop the healing gift with twelve Church of England ministers showing them how to meditate and seek attunement with the spirit doctors, thus becoming twelve modern disciples. The only qualification I made was that they should come for the training officially from the Church. It was not taken up.

On another occasion, a dozen or more keen Methodist parsons attended a healing session in the Sanctuary in company with Dr Leslie Weatherhead, and afterwards we had a round-table talk over tea. Several of these ministers were anxious to develop the gift of healing and I made them the same offer with the same proviso, but nothing was done. Apparently it was too much to ask that any of our recognised Christian religions should officially send their ministers to be shown how to heal the sick by a Spiritualist.”

Harry Edwards’ healing ministry extended to animals too.

As he affirmed: “Spiritual healing has opened a wider spiritual concept in another way. In recent years it has been found that sicknesses with our lesser brethren – the animal kingdom – yield to spiritual healing in the same way as we do. There are indeed a number of healers who possess a special aptitude for animal healing and most other healers can heal animals too.”

“That animals respond to spiritual healing shows that they, like us, must possess a spirit self and soul. Therefore life to them does not terminate with the earthly existence.”

We all join together to send our loving thoughts to Harry Edwards who we know loves and labours still, on the anniversary of an earthly birth that has had such a healing effect on millions.

Some thoughts on Spiritualist Trance Healing

Some Thoughts on Trance Healing

Article by Lyn Guest de Swart from Spiritual News

Healing is an ancient sacred calling notwithstanding the introduction of extremely modern rules and regulations that may seem to be an attempt to reduce of the otherwise miraculous to a mundane and predominantly secular occurrence. However, the mills of God may grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small – and whatever the earthly constraints, used in God’s service, healing will manifest as a spiritual – and in Spiritualist methodology, spirit energy driven – experience for all concerned.

There are gradations of altered states of consciousness whereby the gift of spiritual healing is delivered by discarnate –disembodied – individuals who presently reside in the world of spirit. The world that interpenetrates our material universe and to which we all belong.

We are spirit beings clothed in physical organic matter generally, arranged to suit us for our current environment. Of the many dimensions or planes of existence, this one we call earth is of a particularly slow vibration and frequency that in normal operation prevents all but the slightest infraction from those others.

The term ‘supernormal’ has been used to describe the kind of experience that indicates that ‘other world’ – those other worlds – do in fact exist. Supernatural is a less positive definition – as the natural state of life and the universe defines God for most people according to all religious philosophies. It implies a condition outside of the law of cause and effect inherent in our scientific understanding of universal order and design, the forces of mayhem therefore by implication, and Godlessness.

However, although in our physical world of electro – magnetism unlike poles attract and like poles repel, like attracts like in the spiritual – and spirit only inhabited domains.

Nevertheless, cause and effect still operates on those higher – or outermost –planes of existence – and is demonstrated to affect life to an even greater extent by those more highly evolved beings when they are able to make contact with the earth plane through the altered states of consciousness of spiritual healers of any religious persuasion or none.

I refer you to the New Testament Acts (of the Apostles) Chapters 10 verses 9 and 10, and Chapter 22 verse 17. Here is recorded that Peter, who went up on the roof of his house at Jaffa (Joppa), to pray, became entranced and was given a great vision: that he spoke about that (Chapter 11 verses 5 onward) in Jerusalem. Paul also speaks of the trance state in which he saw and heard Jesus when he was in Jerusalem.

It has been noted that external spirit induces the trance condition, whose personality overshadows or dominates that of the medium.

The elevation of the mind frequency that will admit such spirit contact is indeed something that can be learned, and although trance mediums are not chosen according to ordinary human standards or strictures of belief or ‘morality’, spirituality and an ethical mindset is necessary to attract similarly posited spirit entities. The much higher and deeper consciousness that we refer to as trance, may not be noticeably different from the normal composure of the truly adept.

There are some instances of such powerful spiritual healing given in the Old Testament (2 Kings verses 10 & 11 and 1 Kings Chapter 17 verses 19 to 22) and many in the New, in every Gospel and the Acts. In Luke Chapter 6 verse 19, he said of Jesus healing by touch, “There went virtue out of him and healed them all!”

Lyn Guest de Swart

Have you encountered Spiritualist Trance Healing? Please tell us your story in the comments below.

Spiritual Workers – Who is truely sincere?

Motivations of Spiritual Workers

When someone goes down the spiritual pathway of life they have to be very clear as to their motivations for doing this type of work. They should be asking themselves, “what is my intent?” Every medium and healer needs to find themselves and their own spirit first. They need to have a good look at their motives. The higher the spirituality of the worker on earth the higher the workers and guides they will attract from the spiritual realms. Like attracts like!

Mediumship is not some frivolous pastime, it can be a very important way of helping the bereaved on earth who are open to this type of communication and it also provides fantastic teachings of the hereafter through the many forms of trance work. Nowadays, as it has always been, it is very important to keep mediumship and healing at a high level and for this, the spirituality of the worker is of the utmost importance. An understanding of some of the philosophy and teachings from the sprit realms is a must for all would be mediums who are after all working ultimately for the divine spirit. All mediums and healers should be aiming to raise their vibrations as high as possible. Keep your light shining bright, aim for the highest levels of spirituality and help to give mediumship and healing the name they deserve.

Let it be that we can shine
Our inner lightness of being
Upon the earth for all to see
As the Divine Spirit above is there for me and you
And all who exist on earth and beyond

Carol Anderson
Freedom of Spirit Student

What do you think? What motive should spiritual workers have for doing this sort of work? Are most mediums free of ego and other things that may compromise their gift? Post a comment.