In ancient times, only the wisest were trusted with medical knowledge, for it bears power over life and death. The remedies and methods of those seers may have been abandoned by modern civilization, but they have been preserved, and retain their power.
Throughout all of our most sacred traditions, it is known that Nature is the source for all genuine medicine. The teachings of Paracelsus, Galen, Tibetan tantras, and others all agree that a properly prepared individual can use Nature to cure any illness.
Magic: derived from the ancient word "mag" that means "priest" (from magos "one of the members of the learned and priestly class," from O.Pers. magush). Thus, genuine magic is the power of a priest or holy person to help others.
Samael Aun Weor, founder of the International Gnostic Movement and author of more than sixty books about practical spirituality, lived in close contact with the mysterious natives of the Sierra Nevada of South America, who have been in self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world for hundreds of years. The priests and doctors of that region taught him and his wife Litelantes their system of training and many of their healing methods, revealed here to the public for the first time. Perhaps most astonishing is that the philosophy and spiritual concepts are fundamentally the same as the ancient knowledge of Kabbalah, the Greeks, Tibetans, and others.
This collection of hundreds of techniques and practices will guide you to awaken consciousness, perform healing for yourself and others, and return to the core natural medical knowledge of the ages.
Originally published in Spanish as "Tratado de Medicina Oculta y Magia Practica" (1952; revised 1977), and formerly published in English as "Occult Medicine and Practical Magic."