From the Healing of Raphael to the Healing of Michael
Therapy, the art of healing, involves supporting those processes that will overcome a disease. It is interesting to note that the word terapia is of Greek derivation, and it can be translated as caring (for a person) but also as venerating, and this aspect is clearly linked to religious worship.
The [Italian] for word disease (malattia from mal-agire) can be understood from its parts to mean the influence of what is evil. Our Latin predecessors were very clear that evil has power over people, and when people behave badly we bring disease upon ourselves.
It follows that if we talk about evil, we must seek the key to any healing process in the sphere of the forces of good – the key to every process of healing – and to these we must turn with an inner attitude of veneration.
Our classical culture, now enriched by spiritual science, tells us that there are two streams of therapeutic forces at our disposal, both from the higher worlds. If we are to heal and to do good it is well to know to which of these forces we are connecting, because knowing and being conscious of this strongly enhances the likelihood of successful healing. Indeed even if the remedy is not made perfectly, or the dosage is not optimal, the therapeutic effect is secured if there is adequate awareness. Consciousness dominates (or should dominate) over substances and methods.