School of bioenergy, The healing art
by Tom Harpur
The Perils of Electropollution,
The Promise of Electromedicine
Robert Becker, MD
School of Bioenergy, The Healing Art
By Margaret Wirkus
Mietek Wirkus, born in July 1939 in
Poland, manifested the talents of a healer when he was only
four years old. From that early age he was capable of observing
"colorful, glittering clouds" surrounding the bodies
of people and animals and would comment about them. He performed
his first healing treatment as a four-year old on his asthma
afflicted sister. After several seconds, the asthma attacks
would pass. This was often observed by the members of his
family and by the family physician. From early childhood Mietek
realized that he differed from the vast majority of his contemporaries.
Before he decided to devote himself to work with bioenergy,
however, more than 30 years would pass.
During that time, Mietek continued to develop his healing
abilities. He studied Eastern meditation techniques and breathing
exercises. He also learned how to regulate the flow of energy
in his body and within his own energy fields; how to increase
or slow the flow, as needed; how to send energy and concentrate
it in appropriate areas in or beyond the body, and how to
augment with his own energy the energy fields of other people.
He also compared his own experiences in manipulation of this
subtle energy with written sources of esoteric knowledge concerned
with the connections between the mind, emotions and health
of the physical body.
As one of only three Polish bioenergy therapists, Mietek worked
for over two years in Polish medical centers where, along
with physicians, he would see patients. His full medical documentation
remains in the Polish records. From this period of his work,
Mietek reached a conviction that a bioenergy practitioner
and a physician should cooperate with each other closely.
Models of such cooperation may be found not only in Poland
but also in England, China and Russia.
As he continued to develop the ability to use his energy,
Mietek started formulating his own bioenergy theory, on which
his school is now based. The theory incorporates elements
of Tibetan healing teachings, especially the Tibetan techniques
of breath and movement of energy.
In his school, Mietek focuses his attention primarily on the
external energy fields that surround a person. His experiments
suggest that there exist flowing currents of energy in the
physical body, as well as external fields of energy flows
that surround a body and they have an enormous effect on that
body. He teaches that in a physical body there are four levels
of energy that flow:
1) through the skeletal structure of the body and its important
points, the joints;
2) through blood circulation;
3) through the nervous system; and
4) through the skin.
All of these energy flows may be improved and facilitated
by the system of practices contained in the concept of 'bodywork,"
such as massage, chiropractic work, Rolfing, Alexander technique,
etc., as well as by means of acupuncture. Because the internal
energy flow remains closely related to the external energy
flow, bodywork should have, and usually does have, a very
positive effect on the general health of a person and on the
person's emotional and mental states. However, to assure that
this positive effect can be retained longer, it is also necessary
to correct the flow of energy in the fields surrounding the
human body. These are:
1) The thermal field (in the esoteric teachings also known
as the body double or etheric body, which has a direct effect
on the physical body);
2) the electromagnetic field (also called the emotional body
or astral body whose state is directly connected with the
emotions and which has a direct effect on the state of the
thermal field); and
3) the acoustic field (also known as the mental level which
has a direct effect on the state of the emotional field).
All of the fields have their energy distribution centers (chakram
- India, khalso - Tibet); all are in the state of constant
vibration; all are subject to continuous change; all are interpenetrating;
and all are held together with the same subtle "binding
matter" which Mietek considers to be the mind. This mind
"inhabits" each of these fields with varying levels
of awareness. Without the existence of this "binding
matter" our physical, etheric, astral and mental bodies
would disintegrate, which is what happens at the moment of
clinical death. (This does not mean, however, that "WE"
There exists also, supra-mental levels of energy. These are
alterable, however, only as a result of close connection with
the Highest Source of energy, however we understand this Source.
A practitioner of bioenergy must first " straighten out"
his or her own energy flow on each level before considering
working on the fields of others.
This is the goal of the basic training course offered by the
school created by Mietek and Margaret Wirkus. In the basic
training, there is some theory (each. student can obtain a
manual containing detailed descriptions of all exercises)
but major emphasis is placed on individual experience. While
all students perform the same exercises, their experiences
On the elementary level they teach how to feel the energy,
how to send it, where we want it, how to release the accumulated
(often unconsciously, through the years) emotions so that
the mental level can assert control over emotions, and how
to mentally steer all of these levels of energy. Everyone
is accepted into the elementary classes, with the exception
of persons that are mentally imbalanced or excessively aggressive.
On this level, students discover their energy abilities and
help to teach each other. Sixteen to twenty students attend
the elementary basic class. Mietek can then devote adequate
time to everyone. Individual attention is time consuming but
brings decidedly the best results. In the United States, thus
far, more than four thousand persons have completed the basic
In the advanced classes students are taught to work with bioenergy,
how to affect the energy fields of another person, how to
correct these fields, how to work in the etheric, emotional
and mental levels. Each student is encouraged to undertake
basic studies in anatomy and physiology. Students learn hygiene
in bioenergy work as well as the ethics of that work. They
are also encouraged to become acquainted with other methods
of energy work and after completing their course, to develop
their own method compatible with the individual need for application
of bioenergy in their line of work. (The needs of a therapeutic
masseuse, a psychologist or a physician differ from each other.)
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