The Art and the Healing Art, Part 3

In the Summer 2009, Number 65, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyustu Newsletter, Carlos Muptualis Knorr Gutterres submitted the following article that I find amazing and enlightening. I am so grateful to Carlos and all our JSJ instructors for their love and commitment to help me/us grow and expand awareness while learning how to KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.

The Art and the Healing Art (continued)

Greater than Chiron was his disciple, Asclepius, who was transformed by tradition, from man into hero and afterwards into god. It is believed that he lived in XIIIth century B.C. in Epidaurus where he developed a unique school of medicine. His methodology was so advanced for that time that it opened doors for his most famous follower, the great Hippocrates. But what was this different method after all? The healing proposal of this legendary character was known as “nootherapy”, meaning the cure through the mind.

Asclepius believed that the body got sick because of the disharmony in thoughts. In the main entrance of his healing temple the follow sentence could be read:


Surely the famous quotation of the Latin poet Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) “A healthy mind in a healthy body” – (mens sana in corpore sano) is inspired in the Asclepian principles which affirmed that to reach this goal you have to “know yourself“.

The great Japanese researcher Jiro Murai, who structured and developed the ancient harmonizing art nowadays known as Jin Shin Jyutsu, affirmed that only the one who knows himself is capable to be healed.

Here we find the difference between the great healing myths: Chiron and Asclepius. The first one softened his suffering, healing and teaching others, while the second one helped others to know themselves and to find their own healing. We can say that in Epidaurus, the healer was the first one to be healed through an art combining science and spirituality.

It is important to know that the universal knowledge which surrounds us must be followed by the inner universe, which is as vast and wonderful as the external one, but to access it, we must develop knowledge and feeling in a harmonized way. The ones who are interested or who dedicate themselves to “vibration medicine” should be conscious of this truth which in reality is not as new as the new age followers state. Probably it is as old as the human spirit. So, the more we identify ourselves with Asclepius who “knew himself”, the more distant we will be from Chiron, who, “treating others, tried to forget about his own pains.” And in this way we will rescue Iatrike, “the marvelous lost art”.

Thank you, Carlos.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, Master Jiro.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


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