The latest episode of Carte Blanche (29 July 2007) reminded me of an experience I had a few years ago. For those who missed the episode, it focused on the Gert Van Rooyen scandal of the late 1980’s and 1990’s. Danie Krugel, claims to have the ability to track down certain items like humans, diamonds and oil by using a small sample of the object or a DNA sample of the person and introducing it to his GPS/Quantum Wonder Box. It was not made clear exactly how the machine finds a “signal” to the subject. If it really works, I’ll be one of the first in line once they begin full scale production! Honestly, I’m disappointed in Carte Blanche, who has lost any respect I might have had for them as a result of their lack of journalistic integrity. I would have resigned if I was one of the leading presenters. ;D
Back to the subject: BodyTalk
I found this on their official website:
BodyTalk is an astonishingly simple and effective form of therapy that allows the body's energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Each system, cell and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, however, these lines of communication can become compromised, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental well-being. Reconnecting these lines of communication enables the body's mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus preventing disease and rapidly accelerating the healing process. In this way, BodyTalk stimulates the body's innate ability to balance and heal itself.
My experience on this subject is due to a period in my life when I was looking for alternatives to popular belief systems and medical practises.
At the BodyTalk specialist’s office, one completes a form with questions related to your medical history. You have to remove all your jewellery and shoes and lie down on an examination table. The specialist holds your arm and hand in one hand, and asks your body a number of questions, shifting the free hands (yours and the examiner’s) to different parts of your body. Your body then “talks” or responds to the examiner and the examiner in turn gives your body certain instructions to function properly or to correct certain malfunctions. :o
Apparently, the specialist is able to continue the treatment, even if you are on the other side of the world and not physically present. The specialist I spoke to claimed to have done work for a well known conspiracy theorist, living on an island off the coast of the UK and mentioned that she planned on doing a session for him that evening. ???
I would admit that I am neither a medical doctor nor a quantum physicist, but this does not seem to make any sense to me. Are the cells in one’s body intelligent? Are they able to follow some sort of protocol and communicate with the brain? If so, can the brain or specialist instruct the cells to repair itself, remotely no less, similar to the “Kruge Wonder Box”? I don’t think I would be wrong in guessing that this is quackery. I hope for humanity’s sake that I am wrong, but I am not holding my breath
Do these “specialists” really believe in what they are doing? This must be the case, for the alternative would be that they are psychopaths. Nothing less than tarring and feathering would suffice, or maybe the sheep deserve it for being so gullible. Million-Dollar Industry! Baaah!
The warning label should probably stay off this one!