Dr. Swami Shankardevananda Saraswati, MB, BS (Syd.)
Investigating the phenomenon of psychic energy and how it fits into psychic
healing and other related subjects, Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama has used his
AMI (Apparatus for Measuring the Functions of the Meridians and their
Corresponding Internal Organs) and Chakra Machine in an experiment in
which a psychic healer attempted to inject prana into a subject.
The results of this experiment were presented to all those assembled
at the Fourth International Conference on Psychotronic Research, held
at Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1979.
From the experiment Motoyama proposed that:
- Psi-energy (prana) is emitted through fingers or palms.
- When this energy is injected into a chakra, changes are induced in
the acupuncture meridians (nadis) containing the point or connected
to the chakra.
- The meridian system and the sympathetic nervous system are mutually
- The activity of the psychic (pranic) energy in the meridians and
that in the sympathetic nervous system proceed in opposite directions
and the entire system of the body is maintained in dynamic balance and
harmony by their opposite actions.
- Psychic healers have the ability to discern disorder in the meridian
system or in the body organs and tissues by feeling the psi-energy emanating
from the patient.
- When psi-energy is injected into a patient in psychic healing, changes
are induced in the meridians of the healer closely associated with his
awakened chakra. This implies that the chakra is the source of the energy.
- Psi-energy is first converted into a form of physical energy which,
in turn, generates changes in various physical variables.
- Excitement in the sympathetic nervous system and the cardiovascular
system was noted during psi-energy transmission.
- A close relationship between nadis, meridians, prana and the sympathetic
nervous system seems to exist.
- Psi-energy and physical energy have mutual interactions through
the intermediary of the chakras.
- In psychic healing the energy which generates the phenomenon is
supplied by an awakened chakra and is emitted by acupuncture points
located at the fingertips or through the palm.
The above findings tend to confirm the claims of the ancient yogis, seers
and healers who spoke of prana, nadis and the various systems of energy
within the body. They laid out maps by which, through the aid of yoga
sadhana, prana can be amplified for the use of the yogi himself or, in
the case of a healer, for the benefit of others. The work of researchers
such as Motoyama is helping to delineate the ancient claims in the jargon
of science. New maps, more applicable to their times and more in tune
with modern needs, are being made and will serve as the foundations of
future and deeper research and application.