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Arigo and Puharic, Brazil, 1963

 

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Arigó:
"Surgeon of the Rusty Knife"

 

Audiotape Outline

for

The Work of
Brazilian Healer, Arigó

Dr. Andrija Puharich
(PC 287, 45 min; 1971 Big Sur Recording)

(play)

author of

The Sacred Mushrooms:
Key to the Door of Eternity

(1974. Doubleday. ISBN: 0385085931)

"Arigó, an untrained near-illiterate, was able to diagnose and heal a wide variety of illnesses, claiming that his knowledge came to him through a spirit guide."

paranormal phenomena

anomalous phenomenon -- Wikipedia
Altered states of consciousness -- Wikipedia

search "altered states of consciousness" on JSTOR

Ten Characteristics of a Complete Healer

A Talk to the Academy of Medicine and Parapsychology

         
Arigó
Paul
Buffalo
  1. Diagnose Illness
  • simply look at the patient

  • for Arigo, heard voice of Dr. Fritz

    • M.D.
    • died in 1918
    • spirit guide

  • Radionics
 
Arigó
X
Paul Buffalo
X

(but not
in Latin)
     
~
     
  2. Healing, by the laying on of hands, of organic disease

("manual healing")
  • "manual healing" does not have the same status of biofeedback today

  • some were with prayer

  • some were without prayer
 
Arigó
X
Paul Buffalo
X
     
~
     
  3. Self-healing physician
  • Arigo also was never able in 20 years to treat any organic illness in a "blood" relative
 
Arigó
No
Paul Buffalo
No
     
~
     
  4. Ability to use molecular medicine

(aspirin / insulin)
  • matches what is in the head with a knowledge of what is the chemical problem wrong with the patient
 
Arigó
X
Paul Buffalo
X
     
~
     
  5. Ability to produce non-chemical anesthesia

(hypnosis or whatever)
   
Arigó
X
Paul Buffalo
Yes

(but TR
did not see it)
     
~
     
  6. Ability to do instant surgery    
Arigó
X
Paul Buffalo
--
     
~
     
  7. Bacterialstatic treatment ability
  • violates modern antisepsis

  • ". . . talks to bacteria and they behave"
 
Arigó
X
Paul Buffalo
X
     
~
     
  8. Action-at-a-distance
  • "Absent healing"
 
Arigó
No
Paul Buffalo
?
     
~
     
  9. "Guide"
voice, spirit, etc.
  • Dr. Fritz

    • M.D.
    • died in 1918
    • spirit guide
 
Arigó
X
Paul Buffalo
X
     
~
     
  10. Ability to regnerate tissue    
Arigó
No
Paul Buffalo
--
     
~
     

 

   
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Notes

   
~
  11.
  • Genius of Arigó was in curing untreatable diseases
   
  • A healer often turns patients away to other doctors, and quite often does that upfront
   
  • says he can't cure things
   
  • Arigó, with easy cases, will say something like "go away; don't waste my time"

    or, "I'm sorry. Your time has come. Good bye. God Bless you."
   
~
  12.
  • Arigo never charged (to A.H.P.'s knowledge)

  • no fees
   
~
     
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Working Hypotheses

    A. Arigó, "I was programmed" to do healing

  • Is this an aspect of mind related to a brain or mind unrelated to a brain?

  • But body / mind dualism not part of many cultures
     
~
    B. Arigó was a "true medical genius"
     
  • coperative effect ("resonance") between two bodies may produce healing (between healer and patient)

    • but is not the case with Arigó
     
~
    C. There may be common characteristic (throughout) between all Universal life forms

  • for example, water

  • may lend to "blueprinting"
     
~
    D.

Other hypothes: There might be other civilizations elsewehere ------> means of directing programs

  • UFO sightings high
     
~
    E. Parallel genetic programing, with parallel coded instructions
      Parapsychology
  1. telepathy -- one mind transfers information DIRECTLY to another

  2. psychokinesis ("mind movement") -- "the influence of mind upon matter, as the use of mental 'power' to move or distort an object" (Online Medical Dictionary)

    • telekinesis ("distant-movement")

  3. astroprojection -- separation of soul element from the body
     
~
     
What does this have to do with Culture and Personality?

We'll see with the discussion of Anishinabe healers.
       
        
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