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Vitalism

Secret forces of the mysterious

Some people believe that there is a hidden energy in the world. They believe that working with or against that energy can bring us good luck or bad luck. They might also believe that the energy will act as a gateway to hidden worlds.

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012, 12:00am

Aura-reading machine

What is it?

A machine called the Biopulsar from Canadian company Colour Energy is said to be able to read your auras and chakras using electric currents from your hands. It's done at a spa, so the therapist can tailor your treatment to suit your needs.

What happens?

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Network spinal analysis

What is it?

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Pranic stations

DELVING INTO YOUR spiritual psyche has never been so easy. From the well-established to the seemingly weird and wonderful, the possibilities are endless.

Few of these therapies make it to the mainstream, but those that do become household names. And that's exactly what Choa Kok Sui - known as the modern founder of pranic healing - plans for his technique.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Interactive healing

What is it?

Known as 'power management' by less new-agey people, it's basically about using energy to create the kind of life you want.

Sounds like life coaching:

Fair call. Chris Taylor (right) is certainly a good listener and motivator. What sets this apart from life coaching is that Taylor relates everything back to energy.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

I was flicked and combed ... and didn't feel half-bad the next day

Pranic healer Roger McCaughey (right) asks me to sit in a chair in the centre of the room, while he prepares a bowl of salt water, which he puts on the floor about a metre away.

He asks me to read an invocation stating that I am willing to receive the healing, and that I am grateful for any benefits I may gain.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hands-on approach

HEALING BY HANDS has been going on for centuries. But how do you tell a charlatan from the real thing?

One way is to eschew all the new age therapies that seem driven more by enthusiasm than science and try something that's been around the block enough times to suggest it might have some substance behind the hype.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Crystal bed

A crystal bed? Never heard of it. No, you probably won't have. Natural health centre Zama International got the bed a few weeks ago and it's the only one in Asia.

10 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Deciphering the colour code

According to www.colour therapyhealing.com, colour is used to balance and enhance the body's energy centres, and help stimulate the body's healing process.

27 May 2005 - 12:00am

Qigong

RoNaLd Tam is curious by nature, so when his brother began practising qigong and claimed that he could feel the energy of trees and the earth, Mr Tam had to find out if his sibling was making it up. He threw himself into qigong, practising the movements and meditating for three to four hours a day.

30 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Crystal healing

CRYSTAL HEALING IS much talked about in New Age circles, but it's nothing new. Native Americans and aborigines have long used quartz crystals in their healing sessions, as have Indians.

10 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Oasis of healing

There has been a move away from reliance upon conventional Western medicine over the past several years. Nowadays, options to treat diseases and ailments include natural therapies that seek to heal through various philosophies.

27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Chakra Festival

A week-long festival of the chakras (a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or circle said to signify the wheels of energy that exist in us all) begins with a free talk today with Australian Teena Alicea, who introduces Aura Soma, a colour system that 'corresponds directly with the chakras in our bodies'. 7pm-9pm, Insenses Gallery, Basement, 41 Staunton Street, Central. Tel: 2530 1029

5 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Deep-sleep therapy in expert hands

Treatment with Frederick Stander

What luck, in the course of a 'multi-dimensional cellular healing' treatment, I am in the throes of an OBE (outer-body experience) and am oblivious to it all. 'Your astral body was floating above your gross corporeal body,' says holistic therapist Frederick Stander. I'm riding high into the fourth dimension and practically sleeping through it.

22 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Qi gong

Qi gong has a 7,000-year history and practitioners say it has a powerful effect that uses 'the spirit, vital energy and the mind'.

It is practised by more than 100 million people and is regarded as a mental and physical exercise, beneficial to maintaining and improving health.

17 Nov 1999 - 12:00am