03-28-2009, 01:55 AM
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| | Scientific Proof of Energy Healing
Scientific Proof of Energy Healing ... from 1666
The lab note books of Robert Boyle (father of modern chemistry, founder of the Royal Society of London, author of Boyle's Law) from 1666 include observations of the efficacy of energy healing by Valentine Greatrakes. http://www.bbk.ac.uk/boyle/workdiaries/WD26Clean.html
This day a <yonge> woman came among other Patients to be curd of a great thicknesse of hearing she complaind of, & he haveing put his fingers in her ears, and (as I remember) a litle strookd them, she complaind no more of her deafnesse, but a great pain that resided in the fore part of her Head, where haveing strookd her, he presently dislodgd the pain, & after haveing chasd if from place to place about her Head, as she informd us, at length she told us that both her pain & the deafnesse were gone, & when I askd her how long she had [d] bin soe thick of hearing, she innocently answerd me ever since the birth of her first child, & when I smileing demaunded how <long> it was since she was brought in Bed of her first child, she said about a year & a quarter, and affirmeing her self to be recoverd, as she seemd to the by-standers to be, she went away joyfull.
More about Greatrakes can be found here: http://www.dungarvanmuseum.org/exhib...0F147732A0580B
The argument that science is advanced one funeral at a time as doubters leave the field to the next generation seems not to hold up given the number of funerals since 1666.