With Magic and Magic Word
Since ancient times sacred names, magic words and
mantras, as well as specific symbols, have been attributed to “magic
power”. Can their effect today be confirmed with the help
of measuring instruments? Does their possible influence depend
on the respective person who is using them, or do words and signs
have their own effect?
With the help of various tests in the field of alternative medicine
the attempt was made to elucidate this ancient riddle.
By Ulrich Arndt
For centuries mankind has drawn strength from prayers and mantras,
used talismans and holy signs or specific magic words – for
good purposes but sometimes also for bad ones. The names of gods,
guardians, angles and certain spiritual beings are said to be effective
in themselves. Esoteric books on the “cosmic ordering-service” and
the American “positive thinking” have made ancient
forms of religious requests and prayers popular again. “Modern
forms” of different magic words can be found in advertising
today. Products receive catchy names and smart, short slogans,
which together with emotionally strong images and repetitious TV
commercials, are strongly impressed upon our memory. Surely everyone
has experienced a slogan coming to mind quickly when seeing a certain
product on the shelf of a store. But can the influence of ancient
and new “magic” words and symbols be measured and proven
or is it negligible and minor?
The Effect of the Energies of Words
Six years ago, the images of water crystallization
of the Japanese Dr. Masaru Emoto caused a sensation in Japan and,
in the following years, also in Europe. They demonstrated that
water can form different crystals during freezing, depending on
a spoken word. Positive terms such as “love” lead to
a more structured crystal than negative terms such as “demon”.
Similar changes were also observed with different harmonious or
disharmonious pieces of music.
The power of the word has been known from alternative medical research
in Kinesiology. It was discovered that the human organism positively
reacts to words such as “love” in the muscle test.
In speaking a negative word such as “hatred”, the candidate
weakens his energy system. And it should be pointed out that expressing
or thinking a word has this effect, the candidates did not have
to try to fit the term emotionally. For it has been demonstrated
by research from the Californian “Institute of HeartMath“ that
in fact emotions vehemently change the organism. There the scientists
stated that praise, recognition, and love measurably harmonize
the heart beat, strengthen the vegetative nerve system and the
immune system, support thinking and the ability to concentrate
and harmonize the entire human being. The same thing happens if
the positive emotion is only remembered or recalled. A word of
recognition and a short beautiful day dream, e.g. of a nice holiday
at the beach, are pure medicine. All this shows the positive effects
of auto-suggestion and how important thoughts and words are for
ones own health. But are words effective as well, if they are not
spoken aloud, thought or heard? Is there an autonomous “magic” effect
of holy names and words?
This question was addressed at the LIFE-TESTinstitut. Dr. Manfred
Doepp, a member of the board at the Gesellschaft für Energetische
und Informationsmedizin, and Rainer Lüdtke, who works at the
Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung der Universität
Tübingen, have successfully carried out preliminary tests
related to this question.1 The results of the tests were very amazing
for all participants. In double-blind tests English and German
words were written on slips of paper, which were folded and mixed.
The candidates took the slips into their hands without reading,
and at the same time the values of the meridian energies were measured
with the help of a medicinal apparatus. While measuring, neither
the candidates nor the persons carrying out the test knew which
word was written on the slip of paper. Only at the end of all measurements
were they opened. The result was spectacular.
Indeed, some words significantly changed the human energetic level,
they increased or decreased the life energy of the person – bear
in mind, without being read! The most significant results were
observed with the words “god”, “love”, “guilt” and “sin” and
in German “Liebe”, “Friede“ and “Hass“.
In German the word “Liebe” (love) has the most positive
effect. “Friede” (peace) is slightly negative and “Hass” (hatred)
is distinctly negative. In English the word “God” has
a very strong effect and “love” is very positive, but
the words “sin” and “guilt” were distinctly
Thereafter the tests were repeated, and the words were read silently.
Here as well the measurements turned out to show a similar tendency.
Related to the same words the reaction was also positive and negative.
It was amazing that the reactions were more distinct in the previous
double blind test by “feeling” – the word “love” was
unconsciously felt even more positive and “hatred” more
negative. A word in the own mother tongue shows a stronger energetic
effect than the same word in a foreign language. Thus the energetic
effect of the word depends on the understanding during the “reading”,
amazingly in the previous feeling test as well. Persons who do
not understand English do not react to the English word either – neither
when reading nor feeling. Only if a completely unknown word is
hidden in a nice advertisement or in a mystical ambience, do we
react to it again! Thus an “effecting word” obviously
needs a cultural and emotional background that is known to the
test person. Is there somewhere deep in ourselves the knowledge
about the word and does a yet unknown inner authority of consciousness
recognize the word only by “feeling”, then this word
does have an effect on us – even without reading it. These
sensational results of the tests should make us more sensitive
for a more conscious and careful use of words. The humorous advice
to sleep with a book under the pillow in order to gather the contents
may not really be helpful. But the single word “love” written
on a slip of paper can support our well-being “in a magic
Cross, Ankh, Odil and OM
The secret influence of some words and the way their
effect is transmitted to us is already mysterious enough, but then
the magic effect of symbols and signs is even stronger. There have
been some tests over and over again, aimed at examining the effect
of a symbol by measurement methods. The most widely known tests
are from Prof. S. Callahan and the esoterically interested scientist
Dr. Patrick Flanagan, an alternative water scientist and inventor
of the “neurophon” with the holy Indian symbol of Sri
Yantra.2 They discovered that the geometric form of the Sri Yantra
is able to direct infrared light coherently in the same way as
a laser. The infrared waves oscillate in the same pulse and go
further and deeper into substances. This is a highly amazing effect
from a symbol. Indeed, the scientists were not able to grasp its
spiritual effect in this way. According to Indian teachings of
wisdom, similar to the original sound “OM”, “Sri
Yantra” symbolises the holy sound of “OM” and
reveals in its geometry the universal knowledge of the creation.
For millenniums the symbol of Sri Yantra has been used as an aid
for centering the mind and for the harmonization of places energetically.
Thanks to scientific tests it was confirmed now that in fact the
Sri Yantra does effect the arrangement of at least certain light
waves. An important hint of the general function of symbols was
discovered: they organize the “chaotic surroundings” in
a typical way and thus cause a subtle effect.
With the help of standardized tests with a pendulum the radiologist
Hartwig Fritze examined the effect of symbols3 – of ancient
holy signs as well as modern company logos (which sometimes resemble
old symbols amazingly). His tests with various symbols with a size
of 5 cm, showed a clear difference of the intensity of their radiance.
For instance, the energetic power of a roman cross is perceivable
per pendulum up to a distance of 1.5 m. The cross (in form of an “Y”,
similar to the ancient „Man“-rune) is still perceivable
at a distance of 2.2 m and the Christogramm even at a distance
of 3.2 m; the sign OM shows a radiance of 3.6 m and the Egyptian
Eye of Horus even radiates in a distance of 7.2 m.
But also company logos have such effects. According to Fritze e.
g. the sign of Mercedes is perceivable up to a distance of 1.8
m and the Shell (of Jacob) of the petrol Shell company up to 1.7
m – they rank only little behind the force fields of holy
symbols. This means, even though one does not suppose that nowadays
symbols and signs generally are effective next to being optically
pleasant, they do have an influence on our energetic system. And
this is all the more true when it concerns symbols we wear directly
on our body, like for instance the logos of name brand clothes.
Thus, when buying clothes we should not only be aware of how the
garment fits, but should also find out if we really feel well in
In the old alphabets of the world such as the runic writing, Sanskrit
and the hieroglyphs, even single letters themselves have an amazing
effect. The Odil rune e. g. radiates up to 2.8 m, the Nyd rune
up to 2.1 m; the As rune 1.6 m and the Fe rune 1.5 m. Fritze also
tested how the candidates energetically reacted to the “magic
power of letters” – and whether the intensity of energy
fields itself or also an associated quality of effect is relevant.
Whereas the energetic powerful Odil rune only showed a positive
effect for one out of ten candidates, the rather weak Fe rune was
beneficial for no one, the influence of the As und the Nyd rune
were positive for all. Contrary to the previous described effect
of the words in the test, with these forces of symbol it was not
necessary that the candidates understood the ancient meaning of
the letter symbols.
The following tests of different symbols at the
LIFE-TESTinstitut show that the “magic” use of symbols is effective in
a more universal way than the use of holy names and word formulas.
With the help of alternative medicinal diagnostic devices measurements
of meridian energies were carried out with the Prognos device and
the segmentary diagnostic (Segmentardiagnostik) per “Amsat
device” as a double-blind test. The geometric symbol “Flower
of Life”, the Xiom amulet and the symbols of the new energy
jewels “Signs of Colour” were tested in their effect
on persons, without the candidates being able to see the symbols.
The measurements showed that the geometric form of the “Flower
of Life” (which is a well known energy symbol that can be
found in all cultures of the earth), have a balancing effect on
meridian energies; the candidates were harmonized (20 % showed
a neutral effect).
On the other hand, the Xiom amulet, originally found in Egypt,
increased the energetic level and at the same time had a relaxing
and mentally stimulating effect, measured by the increase of Delta
and Theta waves in the brain (with a neutral effect in 40 %).
The four different glass amulets “Signs of Colour” with
different energy symbols also had different effects. The symbols
are superimposed letters of runic writing. In the tests the energy
flow of the candidates was influenced in a positive way by the
aqua blue (called “harmony”) and the “crystal”-transparent
amulet (called “protection”) and for the rest of 20
% the effect was neutral. Neither of the candidates showed a negative
reaction. 60 % of the candidates reacted positively to the orange
coloured and green amulet (themes “love” and “transformation”).
40 % of the candidates showed a decrease of the energy level.4
Each candidate reacted positively to at least one of the theme
related symbols, and one was clearly rejected –in individual
With these tests of amulets and signs it is clear that symbols
can have an amazing energetic effect. But the real influence in
quality and the spiritual dimension of symbols and signs can only
be determined to a small degree with present-day measuring methods.
If a symbol is really beneficial for a person, should therefore
be felt by the own inner attentiveness or perhaps with the help
of kinesiological muscle tests – but not only in regard to
amulets, which we consciously choose, but also to other logos and
symbols of companies, by which we are surrounded daily.
1 Preliminary study of the “Gesellschaft für Energetische
und Informationsmedizin" (Society for Energetic and Information
Medicine), authors: M. Doepp. M.D. (Holistic DiagCenter), R. Lüdtke
(Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung der Universität
Tübingen/Institute for Medical Information Processing of the
university Tübingen). (published in extracts in a lecture
at the 1st international congress of the “Gesellschaft für
Energetische und Informationsmedizin", 2000). See also in
the internet: www.life-testinstitut.de
2 Tompkins, Peter; Bird, Christopher: Die Geheimnisse der guten
Erde. Omega-Verlag 1998
3 Fritze, Hartwig: Das Kraftfeld der Symbole. Omega-Verlag 1999
4 See all tests at: www.life-testinstitut.de
|Wirkunk des Symbol-Schmucks "Signs
of Colour" in der Biopulsar-Messung: Im Bild links zeigen
graue Farbflächen starke Energiemängel und –blockaden
in Bereich der Aura von Brust und Becken an, weiß-blaue
Flächen weisen auf leichtere Stauungen hin. Als harmonisch
gelten in diesen Energiebildern grüne Farben, insbesondere
Im Bild rechts 10 Minuten nach Umlegen des Anhängers „Transformation“ ist
der Energiemangel im Bereich der Brust weitgehend behoben, der Stau im
Kopfbereich deutlich verringert. Jedoch zeigen die pinkfarbenen Farbflächen
im Energiefeld der Unterschenkel eine Stauung, die vorher nicht zu sehen
war. Lebensthematisch kann das wie folgt interpretiert werden: Die Person
hat noch seelisch-energetische Probleme, eine nötige Transformation
und Veränderung schnell voranzubringen. Die erforderliche Erdung für
die Umsetzung im Leben ist da (das zeigt die apfelgrüne Farbfläche
unter den Fußsohlen) und sie kann sich geistig dafür öffnen
(Abnahme der Stauung im Kopfbereich), aber es bestehen noch emotionale
Hemmnisse „voran zu schreiten“. So kann das Amulett eine energetische,
seelisch-emotionale „Transformation“ zwar anregen und energetisch
unterstützen, aber nicht erzwingen.
Arndt, Ulrich: Schätze der Alchemie: Edelstein-Essenzen, and Schätze
der Alchemie: Metall-Essenzen. Both: Freiburg/Germany: Hans-Nietsch-Verlag
Testreports of Paracelsus essences:: www.life-testinstitut.de und www.edelstein-essenzen.de
Bildquellen: ©Ulrich Arndt
der Bücher „Edelstein-Essenzen“ und „Metall-Essenzen“ im
Bezug alchemistische Rubedo-Essenzen im Esoterikfachhandel.
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