J. Todeschi, editor-in-chief of Venture Inward, published by A.R.E.,
interviewed Mietek and Margaret Wirkus for an article on Bioenergy.
Kevin Todeschi: Perhaps
the best question to start with would be to ask when Mietek first
discovered his ability to work with energy and healing, and how his
involvement in this field progressed?
Mietek and Margaret Wirkus: As
early as four, Mietek often observed and commented about the “colorful,
glittering clouds” that he saw surrounding both people and animals.
He also performed his first “healing” at four and a half
on his asthmatic sister. In fact, Mietek was able to make his sister
asthma attacks pass after several seconds of bioenergy work. It was
a phenomenon that was observed by his family, as well as by his family’s
Shortly thereafter, Mietek realized that this ability and his interest
in healing was quite different than that of other children. Thirty
years would pass before Mietek devoted himself to the field fulltime.
During that period, he continued to develop his healing abilities.
He studied Eastern meditation and breathing techniques. He learned
how to regulate the flow of energy in his own body and within his
energy fields. He also examined a variety of esoteric sources concerning
the connection between the mind, the emotions, and the physical body,
and compared them to his own experiences.
Eventually, Mietek became one of the first three bioenergy therapists,
working in Polish medical centers along with physicians. It was this
experience that convinced him of the need for close cooperation between
the medical profession and bioenergy practitioners.
KT: Poland officially
recognized bioenergy therapy in 1982. Do you think that this field
will gain even greater prominence in the United States in the near
MMW: I certainly
hope so. Research has shown that it is possible to have an affect
upon the body’s energy systems of both the healer and the healee.
In the laboratory this affect has been measured. For example, Dr.
Elmer Green of the Menninger Clinic recorded sudden electrical surges
in Mietek that on a number of occasions registered eighty volts or
more. Higher surges occurred when Mietek was “just conscious
of creating a charge and sending it.” According to Dr. Green,
creating an electrical force of that magnitude “isn’t
really possible. Except for the fact that it happens!”
There are also an ever-growing number of physicians and health-care
professionals interested in this field. Over the years, hundreds of
physicians, nurses, medical technicians, psychotherapists, and other
health-care professionals have taken part in our classes. The interest
will only continue to grow.
KT: Can you explain
what occurs during a bioenergy therapy session?
MMS: The phenomenon we call life has
two basic components: the first is biochemical and the other pertains
to energy. We are all built from these two components – biochemical
matter and energy. The energy that animates the bodies of humans and
animals is known as bioenergy – the energy of life. This force
surrounds every cell, providing a blueprint for the physical body
and also serving as a medium for the flow of information through the
body. Bioenergy also extends outside of the physical body, creating
low frequency electromagnetic fields around us (as well as other subtle
When energy withdraws from the physical body (and EEG and EKG can
no longer be detected) it results in clinical death. Clinical death
initiates the process of decomposing the body into small biochemical
Everything that happens to a physical body is reflected in its energy
flows. Therefore, a skilled bioenergy practitioners can detect these
fields, as well as energy flows in the body. When either the fields
of the energy flow are not balanced problems with health may result.
A bioenergy practitioner is able to restore the balance between biochemical
and bioenergy components, and return these flows and fields to their
original state. The result is an improvement in wellbeing.
Essentially, bioenergy practice involved the replenishment of human
“bio-currents” and the elimination of energy disturbances
and blocks. It is a non touch technique. When Mietek is working, he
senses the energy flow around a client’s body. He can feel imbalanced
or congested areas and he can then use his own energy to the troubled
KT: Are these
energy fields similar to what Edgar Cayce called the aura?
MMS: Mietek work
suggest that there are four internal levels of bioenergy that flow
in our bodies. This energy flows through the skeletal structure of
the body, through blood circulation, through the nervous system, and
through the skin. All of these energy flows may be facilitated by
bodywork practices, such as massage, chiropractic, Rolfing, acupuncture,
He also recognizes three external levels of bioenergy that surround
our bodies. One of them is called (after ancient Greek doctors) aura.
It is the same field which some healers recognize and call an emotional
You may find it interesting that we first learned about the Edgar
Cayce information in books on the black market in Poland. So much
of what Cayce had to say was really decades ahead of the scientific
community. It also parallels much of Mietek’s experiences.
KT: The Cayce
information suggests that oftentimes illness manifests at an energetic
level before it manifests at a physical level. When you are working
with healing, do you ever encounter this phenomenon – illnesses
that are about to manifest in the physical body?
MMS: Yes, as we
have already mentioned, bioenergy practice is a non touch technique.
Mietek never touches the physical body of his clients and focuses
on the fields which are located around each body. Possible future
problems with health can be sensed in these fields before they manifest
in the body. It’s important to remember, however, that a bioenergy
practitioner should never diagnose an illness. He or she can certainly
refer a client to a doctor for additional checkup, but as soon as
you label a serious illness oftentimes a client can be defeated simply
by his or her own mental attitude about that illness. If you think
you have incurable cancer, or if you think you only have three months
to live, what are the chances that the mind and body are going to
be able to overcome your thoughts about that problem?
KT: Since illness
can be detected in the energy field before it manifests physically,
is it possible to follow through on physical remedies to prevent an
remedies have certain vibrations. If these vibrations are matched
to what the person is missing, taking particular remedies should bring
Physical treatments can positively affect a condition only when a
persons mental level is ready for healing. When there is a will to
get better and a will to live. Certainly, one can work with such a
person with bio energy, which corrects the fields before their vibrations
have an effect on physical as well as mental/emotional and spiritual
components of the individual.
KT: This is really
a two-part question. First of all, does the health of the bioenergy
practitioner affect the client?; and, secondly is it possible that
an energetic illness in the client’s field could be picked up
by a bioenergy practitioner?
MMW: The answer
to the first question is that bioenergy practitioners must ensure
that they are medically, physically, and psychological fit in order
to practice because the practitioners is transferring energy to areas
in the client that are deficient. There are practices which help bioenergy
practitioners to protect their fields against depletion and we teach
these practices in our training.
In terms of the second question, it is not possible to pick up a physical
illness, but very possible to pick up the symptoms of physical condition
their clients have. Without proper approach a practitioner could adversely
affect their own energy field for a time – perhaps feeling anxious,
feeling unsettled or feeling out of balance after a session. It is
for that reason that the bioenergy practitioner must learn at least
the very basic exercises which allow them to protect their own biofields.
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