Health and healing are fundamental needs of every human being. Don't we all want to live a healthy and happy life? Don't you? Of course you do, and you are right to seek that, because it is part of our nature as human beings to seek the best we can in life, for our health, for success in all our undertakings and on our spiritual path.
Imagine the great spiritual healers of the past and the miracles they have performed! Imagine the thankfulness of their patients and the admiration of their disciples! Can you imagine what it would be like to discover their ancient teachings even in our time and share them with others and what would it be like to be honoured with the gift of healing and to be part of such a noble tradition?
Have you been made believe that you cannot have such powers and need to be satisfied with less? No one has a right to say that and you are right to ignore those who try to make you believe otherwise. You can make a difference. There have always been those who sought to understand the deeper meaning of life and the path to spiritual healing. Those who have always felt the deep urge to look behind the obvious and seek the deeper connections. Have you ever felt the deep desire to make more of your life? You are right to want to know and experience what is really behind all this. You are right to expect more.
Have you yet found the key to the awakening of the healing powers that rest latent within you? And have you unlocked the door to becoming a true initiate of the mysteries of spiritual healing? Have you found your own path to spiritual health, inner balance and happiness in all aspects of life, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual?
Would it not be great to study a tried and tested system of spiritual healing? Would you not be exited to find that such a system exists hidden within our own western culture?
Discover the spiritual power of healing, the universal healing power of Love, ancient wisdom, initiation into the mysteries, becoming a true priest of the mysteries of healing, entering the journey towards enlightenment and spiritual mastership!
Have you ever wondered what the secret of the healing powers of the famous healer Paracelsus was or how the prophet Elijah and his spiritual successor Elisha or even the historical Jesus performed their miracles? Elijah and Elisha were great spiritual men in the Jewish tradition and the historical Jesus was also a Jewish spiritual teacher whose great power of healing is reported in many legends.
Did you know there is a living tradition of healing based on ancient Jewish wisdom? This tradition has evolved and been studied and developed further over the centuries and - waiting to be discovered by the chosen few, who were fortunate enough to be initiated into its mysteries. It is now available to all those who wish to study the time proven secrets of true spiritual healing. If you are ready to enter the mysteries and explore the ancient wisdom of healing, learn more about the Refuah method of spiritual healing, as taught by Salomo Baal-Shem .
Refuah (רפואה) is Hebrew and simply means "healing". Refuah as taught by Salomo Baal-Shem is a spiritual healing system based on the Western Mystery Tradition in particular on the Holy Qabbalah. The Refuah system is inspired by the inner plane Masters, but also deeply rooted in time proven traditional western healing methods and further includes modern leading edge concepts of alternative therapy. It is now offered to humanity in order to enable those who seek to study and practice spiritual healing on the highest level to fully access the ancient wisdom of the tried and tested spiritual healing methods taught and practiced within the Western Mystery Tradition.
The famous healer Paracelsus (1493-1541) was a 'lay scholar' of the Qabbalah (being perhaps introduced to it by the mystic Johannes Trithemius, who was also the mentor of Agrippa of Nettesheim). Even though Paracelsus was never initiated into the deeper mysteries of the Qabbalah (which he also called Cabalia or ars caballistica and occasionally completely misspelled it as 'Gabalia') he considered the Qabbalah to be the true foundation of the art of healing without which no one could be a true healer2, and it surely was the secret of his success. In his own, perhaps a little immodest manor, he praises the Qabbalah:
There are a number of terms occasionally used in connection with spiritual healing. These are: miracle healing, faith healing, magic, esoteric and occult. Whether these terms are appropriate or not depends entirely on what you mean by them.
A miracle (Greek: thauma) is an event of supernatural origin. (This does not imply that a miracle has to be in conflict with nature.) A miracle is sometimes believed to be caused by a miracle worker (such as a saint or prophet). The act of causing miracles is often referred to as Thaumaturgy "wonderworking" in philosophical or theological literature.6 If the miracle is brought about by calling upon higher divine or celestial beings is called Theurgy "Divine Work".7 Accounts of miracle healing are numerous in the Bible and other religious texts, but should we generally think of spiritual healing as a miracle or is only a saint or prophet capable of such a deed? Many of the sages whom we consider as saints or prophets today, were not considered to be saints or prophets when their miracles happened, but they were in contact with higher powers and were - with the help of God - able to cause certain effects, and so can you if you study and practice the wisdom of the Holy Qabbalah. Many lesser and sometimes greater miracles have been brought about by the initiates of the past and present.
Is spiritual healing the same as faith healing? Faith is certainly an important component of healing as the great Agrippa of Nettesheim confirms:
Salomo Baal-Shem has been studying and practicing the Western Mystery Tradition for over twenty years. He is an Initiate and Adept of the Western Mystery Tradition, a personal student of Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki and he is the Grandmaster of the Brotherhood of the Eternal Light. He was introduced to the spiritual lore of Judaism, the tradition of his ancestors, by his own father. He has studied Philosophy and Judaism specialising in the Qabbalah and Hermetic philosophy. He is considered by many experts to be one of the world's leading authorities on the practical Qabbalah and the Western Mystery Tradition. He is the author of Qabbalistic Magic: Talismans, Psalms, Amulets, and the Practice of High Ritual and has published articles in "The Magical Use of Thought Forms" by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki and in "Illuminations" by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki.
Some months after his first degree initiation he was in deep mediation and the Masters of the Inner Planes revealed a vision of the Throne of the Divine Glory (i.e. the Merkavah) and of the four pillars of the firmament and thus he realized that the mysteries must be build upon four pillars and each of these pillars is personified by one of the Four Holy Beings which carry the Throne upon which the Divine Glory rests.13 And each of these pillars is guided by one of the four great archangels. And each of these Archangels guides one aspect of the work of the mysteries. And the Archangel Raphael is set over the work of healing.
And Salomo Baal-Shem was instructed by the Inner Plane Teachers to establish the mysteries in the western world on a new and higher level. And he was inspired by the Inner Plane Teachers and by the Archangel Raphael to establish the ancient wisdom of healing in a coherent system in order to guide the seekers in the wisdom of the Holy Qabbalah and the Western Mystery Tradition. After having worked spiritually with the Archangel Raphael - the angel of healing - intensively for about fifteen years the time has now come to pass this knowledge to those who are willing to carry it on. And the Archangel Raphael gave his blessing to this work.
As part of this spiritual mission Salomo Baal-Shem and his senior students also offer a free one year online course in the basic theory and principles of the Mystical Qabbalah and the Western Mystery Tradition. (The course requires no fee, because it is offered in order to further the spiritual development of the western world and to enable true seekers from all over the world to explore the western path towards the Light.)
Perhaps no one in the west has grown up with legends about Devas or Bodhisattvas, but with tales about angels - this is our tradition, yet a lot of people look for wisdom and spiritual guidance in the Eastern Traditions such as Yoga or Buddhism, because they are disappointed by the dogmatic views of the church, and the seeming lack of a true spiritual path in the western world. It is due to the inquisition that the Western Mystery Tradition is not as well-known even in the western world as its eastern equivalents. There have always been a few great initiates such as Agrippa of Nettesheim, John Dee or Israel Baal-Shem-Tov, but apart from those special people the tradition itself was kept in secrecy.
Due to this fact still today the Qabbalah is relatively unknown and many seekers have invested their hopes in Yoga or Buddhism and not seen the riches the Western Mystery Tradition has to offer.
Today Reiki is perhaps the most popular system of esoteric healing. In a few weekend workshops you can become a master of the system. But is that really all there is to spiritual healing?
How did Usui Mikao develop Reiki? Did you know that he was a lay priest of the Tendai Mikkyo Tradition (later called Taimitsu) which is a Japanese Form of esoteric Buddhism? Reiki is very strongly based upon Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, much stronger than most people even realise. The deeper secrets that lie behind Reiki are only available to the student of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism.
As an interesting coincidence Salomo Baal-Shem's very first meditation teacher was a priest of the Tendai Mikkyo Tradition, with whom he studied for many years until he was eventually offered Initation into the Tendai Mikkyo Tradition, but refused to take it because by then he had realised, that his path lies in the Western Mystery Tradition. Nevertheless this early training in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism is an excellent foundation to better understand the true nature of Reiki. (It is a bit like someone who has studied medicine can explain the deeper aspects of a First Aid Course.) Of course, later Salomo Baal-Shem became an initiate of the Western Mystery Tradition, one of the few true third degree initiates of this tradition.
Initiation into the Western Mystery Tradition, is not the same as initiation into Reiki. A true initiate (first degree) of the Western Mystery Tradition is a priest of the mysteries, who has studied and trained for many years and this rank is thus perhaps comparable to the more well known rank of a Lama in the Tibetan tradition, which is usually awarded after a three years retreat. (Becoming a true initiate of the Western Mysteries, usually takes a bit longer - a minimum of four years is more likely, but on the other hand it does not require a retreat for the duration of the training.)
So what happens to the student of Reiki after they have completed their three or four weekend workshops? Well, usually they have two choices: They may continue to refine what they have learned, and then either they are stuck or they look out for other esoteric systems or try to combine Reiki with other things such as angelic work. In either case they are stuck, because unless they become Buddhists and study Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, they cannot go deeper into the secrets behind Reiki. Esoteric Buddhism is a true path to spiritual mastership and enlightenment, but Reiki offers only a very limited aspect of this path.
In the Refuah-Training we will not only offer you powerful western spiritual healing techniques, we will also teach you the underlying principles of every system of spiritual healing. (Even your understanding of Reiki may benefit from your training in Refuah.) Further you will be offered a spiritual system that covers all aspects of the mysteries and offers a fully accessible and complete path of spiritual development, should you ever desire to truly enter into the deeper levels of the mysteries.
There are three practitioner levels, in which the basic methods of healing are taught. (An exact comparison to Reiki may not be possible, as both systems are based on a different tradition, but roughly speaking the first two practitioner levels confer perhaps similar abilities as the three degrees of Reiki, albeit the methods are of course different and a lot of additional information is also given. The third level provides further skills about the deeper levels of healing and also includes an understanding of working with angels and making amulets.)
The levels will build upon each other and have to be taken in sequence, that is, you can only participate in practitioner level two if you have completed level one, and you need level two in order to participate in level three, etc
For those who want to go even deeper these three practitioner levels are followed by three teacher levels. Teachers will not only acquire the necessary skills to pass on the system effectively but also gain a much deeper understanding of the system itself and a great deal of the training of a teacher will also be spend on training more advanced techniques such as trance work and developing the deeper aspects of their skills.
We believe that (unlike in some other systems) a teacher should not only understand what they are teaching, but they should have access to a much greater level, so that they are a fair bit ahead of their students, thus being able to answer even more advanced questions and present the entire system based on their deeper understanding.
Additionally the training of a teacher will prepare them to eventually become a true spiritual counselor, which is the main focus of the three expert levels which are beyond the levels of the teacher. The highest and final level is the master level, which includes matters such as exorcism.
Thus there is a total of ten levels which offer a wealth of knowledge for those who wish to study the mysteries of healing in full depth yet even to those only seek a basic understanding will find a valid system, that will always enable them to go deeper should they wish to do so at a later point in time.
Refuah as taught by Salomo Baal-Shem is based on a holistic concept of body, soul, mind and spirit. A human being can be ill on three levels. The body can be ill, such as if a bone is broken. The soul can be ill, as in case of depression (which was known as melancholia in the old times). And the mind can be ill as in the case of delusions. The spirit is never ill, but a human being may lose their connection to the spiritual world and become ill as a result, as in the case of a personal or spiritual crisis. Often these different levels or planes all have some influence upon each other. For example if you have delusions you may panic and stumble and thus break your leg or a spiritual crisis may cause a depression the depression may then cause stomach trouble or a heart problem. True healing has to consider these aspects in order to be complete. (Remember the story of the Baal-Shem-Tov, who healed the soul in order to bring about a cure of the body.)
In the early stages of the Refuah System we will mostly, but not exclusively, focus on the lower levels and explore the western system of energetic healing. Later more work will be done on the higher planes as well. However we will always integrate all levels of a human being and all planes of existence into the healing process, and thus perhaps cause some little miracles every now and then.
Refuah offers highly effective techniques of energetic healing, aura work, distance healing, healing by power of the word, working with crystals and (other) energy catalysators and energy containers (such as amulets), angelic healing, healing meditations and trance work, prayer and ritual work, spiritual protection, spiritual counselling, and much more (All this in one consistent system of healing!)
All knowledge about angels came from the Holy Qabbalah, the Hebrew Mystery Tradition, and was - according to tradition - given to humankind by the angels themselves. This secret knowledge was handed down to us via the ancient Prophets of the Jews and the early sages and then spread by the Initiates of the Western Mystery Tradition. This is why all the well-known Names of the Angels (such as Raphael, Michael, Gabriel and Uriel) of the Hosts of Angels (such as the Seraphim or the Cherubim) are Hebraic.
Yes, you can. The difference is a bit like one who uses a computer or who is a programmer. The programmer really understands what is going on and he will be able to be much more effective. In small matters the difference may not be apparent, but in big matters it will certainly be. Therefore it is advisable to learn from the experts and become an expert.
The Qabbalah is the foundation of the Western Mystery Tradition and it is the inner essence of angelology. If working with angels were a language the Qabbalah would be the grammar of that language. Reiki is a system based on the Tendai Mikkyo Tradition in other words on Japanese esoteric Buddhism. Using Reiki as the foundation for angelic healing is a bit like trying to teach or speak English (or Hebrew14) based on Japanese grammar. Why would anybody do such a thing, unless he was totally unaware that such a thing as English grammar does exist? And if he is totally unaware of the existence of English grammar, would he be qualified to teach English? Any system that claims to teach western methods while being based on Reiki is obviously nonsense. Of course some might say it does work however, does it not? Well, you can learn a few words and arrange them as you would do in Japanese grammar. For example in Japanese grammar the verb is last. If you go into a restaurant and say "cake want" you will probably be recognized as a foreigner and the polite British waiter will serve you a piece of cake, but just because you were lucky, this does not mean that this is the correct or even a good way to do it. It may work t a certain degree for an amateur, but it is not the way of the expert.
Furthermore not all angels are nice. Tradition teaches there angels of mercy and angels of justice. While the angels of mercy will generally recognise a good intention the others will not tolerate your mistakes and judge you upon what you did, not what you hoped to do.
Can we not just work with the angels of mercy then? Well besides the fact that even those may only help to a certain degree. If you do things wrong, they may lessen the negative effect for you, but you will still not get the same results you would get if you did everything right.
But what if someone has done you wrong and you need spiritual protection and justice? The angels of mercy may not be any good for that, so unless you have learned to work with both, you are in trouble.
Some may find this example to farfetched, because they think the outer form does not matter when you work with energy. Here is another example, one about energy: Think about electricity. It does matter whether you work with continuous current or alternating current. A tool meant for one will not work with the other. The same applies for Angels and Devas, Archangels and Bodhisattvas. They are more intelligent than electrons therefore they may try to adjust (as mentioned above only some of them will - others will not), but in any case they will be much more effective if worked with in the appropriate form.
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