Psychic Surgery Essay

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In the entire area of paranormal research today there is a great deal of controversy that swirls about psychic surgery. The question that comes to many people when studying psychic surgery is: "Is it possible that certain individuals can channel energy to the extent that they can literally part human flesh with a mere gesture, remove individual organs with there bare hands, then instantly rejoin the penetrated body without leaving a mark or scare." Many investigations on psychic surgery have taken place over the years, many of these find that the majority of psychic surgery is a fraud. Although there are cases were a positive result has come from it. Anyone thinking of experimenting w ...view middle of the document...

Spiritual trauma might also be a cause. Spiritual energy used in the surgery appears to heal that injury.Psychic surgery has a well known reputation for fraud. In the sixties and seventies psychic surgery was very popular for many westerners to visit the Philippines to have this procedure done in search for good health. Most of the patients of psychic surgery were people who had terminal diseases such as cancer. Many people saw opportunity to take advantage of such people. Take Agpaoa, for instance. Although he was uneducated, Agpaoa attracted a lot of foreign patients who came in chartered flights from different parts of the world. With the help of foreigners, he even established a healing center which doubled as a resort in Barrio Lucnab in Baguio. These people sincerely believed that Agpaoa had special powers and they were willing to pay almost anything to witness a miracle. To fool people the healers are said to use "bullets" which were carefully hidden from spectators. These bullets were usually formed of animal tissue or a clot of blood rolled into a small piece of cotton. The bullets would be held in a manner that it would not be seen by the patient or by spectators. It would then be planted on the patient's body. After a moment the bullet would be brought to the area where they were going to do the operation and they would begin making pressure indentation into the patients body. Then adding water to the cotton under pressure it would produce a blood like solution. They are able to perform their fake operations uxing some of the most cleaver sleight of hand. Most of the time the psychic surgeon does not actually cut the patient, yet his fingers appear to reach through the skin and into the body, usually the stomach area.People have been genuinely helped and even cured by psychic surgeons. The percentage of people cured, however, is much lower than articles written about the subject that lead one to believe. The healing does not result from the operations which are fake, but from operations' psychological effect on the people who believed that they are real. Most of the time the people who respond to psychic surgery are those suffering from psychosomatic illness. This does not mean that the patient's problem is psychological. Psychosomatic disorders can produce physical symptoms l...

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