By Titus Burckhardt
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Many, perhaps all, healers, for example, might pray for their patients, but they do a lot of other things besides that. Some spend a lot of time caring for the patient in conventional ways: some use “laying on of hands” with prayer, and others don’t; some work cooperatively with medical personnel, while others tell their patients to refuse conventional medical treatment. ), while others dramatically pray aloud. A lot’s going on! So we’ve collected some data about prayer and healing, and know more than when we started.
The second major “solution” I observed was one of psychological isolation or compartmentalization. Religion and spirituality were thought about and perhaps acted upon for a limited time, usually on one special day of the week, and the rest of life was spent in pursuing various material goals, but the two aspects of life were otherwise kept as mentally isolated as possible from one another. If you don’t consciously see that you have competing, clashing views of something, it won’t feel as if you have a conflict.
I had to concentrate harder to keep up and repeat. So there’s a mix. ” You may want to think about what you’ve observed in yourself for a few minutes. If you have Internet access, feel free to go back to the website to repeat the exercise and see what some other people’s reactions were. Are you ready to end the belief experiment, to go back to believing whatever it was you believed before, but hopefully with a little more self-knowledge? Assessing Your Reactions to the Western Creed Exercise You’ve taken part in the Western Creed exercise.