chapter  23
8 Pages

Spiritual Healing, Holistie Healing, and the White Light Faseists

When the New Age boom of the 1980s hit my community, I was open-minded. What I severely underestimated was my own level of need and gullibility, and how this could play into the hands of "spiritual" con artists. In the desperate early years of my illness, I had some awful run-ins with the "you create your own reality" New Age followers. Prompted by friends, I took aseries of expensive training seminars to Iearn a technique of healing based upon breath work, forgiveness, and attitudinal changes. Allegedly, we would resolve any trauma and blocked energy that we were still carrying around, unconsciously, from the experience of birth; and we would Iearn to have more loving relationships, thereby healing our lives in the process.