Every day, for 33 years now, people
have written and left messages on my phone about their struggles
with cancer. I have created this Web site for the purpose of
answering as many questions as possible and helping as many
people as possible. This is my commitment to cancer patients
and to those who love them. This Web site is my service
to humanity and to my Faith.
I strongly believe that our bodies are our
own. They have been given to us by God and require the
same respect and reverence we offer to God. I believe it is
essential that people discover the means to healthy livingand,
for me, this includes emotional and spiritual poise as well
as physical well being. However, what works for one person
may or may not work for another; moreover, even experts will
not concur on what will work best for any given individual.
Many people are seeking a cure for cancer.
There are millions of patients seeking cures, and highly trained
professionals with billions of dollars of research funds are
looking for cures. With so many persons totally dedicated
to finding cures, you would think it possible to find just
one cure that works consistently, but this is not the case.
No doubt, there are some treatments that are better than others;
but people die everyday, not because the treatments are useless
but because they did not work for certain individuals. In
short, while each practitioner and expert may sincerely believe
in the merits of his or her approach to cancer treatment, no
one is able to offer specific assurances to anyone in particular.
Thus, while I, too, believe in my approaches, I recognize they
can never be right for everyone.
Who Lives and Who Moves to
the Next Dimension?
I am somewhat unfashionable. In
this era of discovery and conquest, of extreme mental prowess and
domination of the environment, I believe in Fate. I am not, however,
believe that the moment, each moment, is created by what I
call the intersection of karma and destiny. If one does
not like these terms, it is all right to substitute subconscious
and soul forces or perhaps even bizarre medical terms such
as genetic predisposition and immunitythough I think
these terms stretch the issue somewhat.
Two 90-minute audio cassettes,
In my personal view, people are absolutely responsible
for the events that happen in their lives, this whether they
understand the causes or not. Cancer is not always a foe. Many
people have written eloquently
of how cancer gave them permission to evaluate lives that were
lacking passion, permission to be more spontaneous, permission
to follow their hearts.
I do not fight cancer. I merely try to assist
the quest for answers. Escharotics detract a lot from this quest. They
produce dramatic reactions that people are convinced relate to
their healing. They can see the tumors being destroyed and
tend therefore to focus attention on the escharotic process rather
than the inner process. One patient told me that she is glad
the process takes as long as it does because it allows for the
inner and outer work to synchronize with each other.
Because the salve process is lengthy,
I choose not to become involved with it. I am saying this
as openly and clearly as possible. I did the research, demystified
the treatment, and put the findings out where people can study
them and choose what to do, but I do not personally wish to
supervise anyone's salve process, this regardless of the source
of the product(s) and motivation of the user. I honestly feel
that supervision is best performed by persons with the means
to perform periodic evaluations. I'm a writer, not a physician.
It is my choice to work with people who
fully understand my healing philosophy and
to provide information, via my Web sites, publications, and
audio cassettes for others who want to splice together parts
of programs to create a strategy with which they are comfortable.
My work involves the invisible parts of healing, and I leave
the rest to others.
This said, I do want to go on record
as saying that while I see the salves as
potentially valuable components of a cancer treatment program,
they are but one part of the whole. I do not believe that they
constitute a comprehensive solution to the challenges posed
by the disease. Thus, while I might see the merits of
escharotic use in certain situations, there are many persons
for whom they are not suitable. The boluses,
being entirely different and far gentler, have a potentially
far wider role for those whose conditions warrant; but even
these should probably only constitute one part of a broader
Patterns in the Psyche
My work is to search for patterns in the psyche
and to see how these patterns affect harmony or disharmony.
on constitutional types can be found in an album entitled "The
Elements: Constitutional Types and Temperament." It is
can be ordered by clicking on the button below.
Four 90-minute audio cassettes,
interface of the four constitutional types with diet is covered
in another set of cassettes called "Kitchen Doctor," my
best selling album. See also, my Web
site of the same name.
Four 90-minute audio cassettes,
Over the years, I have been fortunate
enough to have witnessed a few spontaneous remissions of cancer.
In each case, the event occurred as a result of dramatic shifts
in the psyche, changes in perspectives and insights into the meaning
of life. These cures were complete. Once a person's patterns
have changed, the old cannot return. I believe these inner shifts affect
the way the body works, that the body has habitual responses that
operate with predictable consequences until the patterns are themselves
This is my
real work: listening to life stories, finding the patterns,
helping to focus attention on the dynamic characteristics of
the patterns, and working with individuals to help them develop
strategies for transforming harmful patterns into healthy ones.
The rest of my work is incidental, not irrelevant, merely adjunctive.
More material of this type is posted on another
of my Web sites.
Finally, I work to invoke insight
into the soul qualities and destinies of individuals. I use astrology as
a kind of blueprint for discussion. Then, I use various
interview techniques and guided visualizations. In addition,
I channel and facilitate music
therapy sessions that help people to awaken to a more complete
view of themselves as incarnate individuals.
To me, this work is the most important. A comprehensive
cancer program needs to encompass the reasons for living
as well as the threats to existence. I work with people who
are committed to a total approach to health. The Web sites
fill an interim need. I regard them as my service to those
who are basically self-reliant or who cannot arrange to see
me in person. Of course, those who prefer to work with their
health challenges in some other way should keep looking until
they find something they trust.
Many who surf the Net are looking for nuggets
here and there. I have freely given of what I know. Those
who are satisfied with cyber bytes can take what they like
and go on. However, I would like to request those mining for
piecemeal information to respect my time and energy and commitment
to my Path: read the book, study other approaches, but do not
try to elicit short-cut answers by phoning. I will answer
as many reasonable questions as possiblein writingand post
them on this site. In doing so, I will try to be thorough and
to benefit others by responding to questions of general interest,
but I do not do health consultations via email or bulletin
Some people ask what seem to be simple
questions, but what I would like to emphasize is that out of
the context of the whole life dilemma and healing process,
the question may not be simple at all. Moreover, implying that
it is may shift the focus from something major to something
minor. Shooting from the hip is not responsible, and I would
like to remind everyone that a life threatening disease requires
a total response. Believing that anything less than this
will save a life is probably a fallacy, a fallacy that could
result in premature death. I respect that not everyone may
agree with me, but the place to debate is on the bulletin board,
not in personal e-mails or over the phone.
you for your understanding and consideration.
Wishing you good health and happiness.
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