Every Hair of Your Head is Numbered
An interview with Paul Skorpen
Paul, I understand you are a healer. Could you tell us a little bit about your path and work?:
Gladly. A basic need we all have is confirmation that we are loved. When we brave a spiritual path, we seek to connect with love, and to experience ourselves as beloved offspring of the Divine.
The more we attune with this source, the better we can support spiritual healing. We actually become co, creators of health through our passive engagement in the benevolent Divine Will. Christ put it best when he said, not my will, but “Your will be done.”
This is the foundation of the healing work I do at the Theosis Institute in Southern Germany. It underpins a series of seven treatments I have developed, which helps eliminate physical and emotional suffering.
But I did not always think that the way of a healer was right for me. It took several years of closely assisting one of the 20th century’s greatest teachers and healers before I could embrace my calling.
How did you get interested in this work?
It all started in June, 1989 when I visited the famous Greek Cypriot Stylianos Atteshlis (1912–1995) and heard him teach in person in Strovolos on Cyprus. Attending his lectures, I quickly understood why he was called “Daskalos” (Greek for “teacher and/or guru”) and why his reputation had spread throughout the world.
In September of that year I was invited back to Cyprus and started working very closely with the teacher. After about five months, I was initiated into the inner circle of his students and he soon started to instruct me personally and privately.
Witnessing the extraordinary healings, which this great teacher performed, made a deep impression on me. After only a few months, when healing in public, he started to call on me and said, “Paul, you have been watching and listening to me long enough, come forward now and help heal.”
But I declined. I needed more time to “understand” healing intellectually, in order to engage myself in it. So Daskalos would say, “Okay Paul, just stay where you are sitting and watch a little longer.”
Invariably, a few months later he would again encourage me to heal. This got to be sort of a comic routine that went on for about five years. Daskalos would say, “Now’s the time.” I had my many excuses;
“You know, Daskalos, people come from all over the world to be healed by you and not by me…”
Then in 1994, Daskalos suffered a stroke, which left him paralysed on his right side, and unable to speak. For the next fourteen months, I would sit by his bedside nights to help care for him.
I could see that he much pain, especially in his left,brain, where the stroke took place. This moved me to take the step he had wanted me to take for so long. I placed my hand on the left side of his head and prayed as I had seen him do countless times during the years.
That very first night Daskalos went into a peaceful sleep. Truth be told, I may never know if it actually helped him, or he just acted as if it helped, to make me a healer? But it became a nightly routine. Seems my karma ran straight over my dogma.
In 1996 I moved to Germany with my future wife Birgit, who was backened to Cyprus by Daskalos.
Soon people who knew I was close to Daskalos, started asking if I could heal as he had healed? I assured them that few could do that. Daskalos was extremely advanced as a healer. But I would try.
So, people starting coming and getting well, and after a while I was asked if I would teach healing.
How has your healing work evolved?
In the beginning, when people came to me with severe, chronic problems, sometimes they did not get much better after a single treatment, nor even after two or three. And I knew I had to find a better way to help them.
Daskalos’ Spirit Guide is St. John the Evangelist, as they enjoy a beautiful relationship which seems both timeless and seamless. Through Daskalos I had developed a personal relationship with the Evangelist. I turned to him for guidance and he said, “Paul, there is a mystery in my gospel – the Gospel of John. If you read it and understand it, you will have your answer.” So, I started to study it even more intensely than when I had studied it with Daskalos, and I noticed something extraordinary:
In this gospel, Jesus heals either just before the Sabbath or on the Sabbath. John also uses a very mystical language – talking about the sixth day, or the six,hour, when Jesus goes to certain people to both heal and transform. They were healed into the Sabbath Consciousness: Full of rest, renewal, celebration, health and unhindered awareness.
St. John shows us how illness and handicap can be critical to our spiritual awakening and development. When people reach a certain stage, symbolised by the number six – the sixth day, the six, pointed star – something has been completed. Their current state of consciousness has come to fulfilment and is ripe for the massive shift of consciousness we could call “enlightenment” or “awakening.”
Based on the wisdom of this symbolism, I began asking people if they would be willing to come for seven treatments. These treatments would then be separated by three or five weeks. People agreed and extraordinary healings started to take place.
How does your healing work relate to the way Daskalos healed?:
Both Daskalos and Christ believed that it is the Divine Mercy that heals. As Jesus said, “I do nothing by myself, it is my Father, who is working through me.” Daskalos was fundamentally passive, allowing the archangels, Christ and the Holy Spirit to heal through his hands, heart and loving presence.
As healers therefore, we need to give the Mercy a sound technique and framework. If someone is suffering from a chronic physical or emotional condition, it may not be possible for the Mercy to alleviate her condition after a single treatment. Mercy wants to heal the condition deep at its source. Many of us cannot let go of our illnesses that quickly.
But, if the Mercy knows that a person is open to coming for seven treatments at, for example, three,week intervals, then it has twenty,one weeks or more to complete the healing (plus another 3 weeks for the last treatment to integrate). This allows the Mercy to go very deeply into the injury, penetrating the seven chakras in order to finally heal and free the person physically and emotionally, as well as spiritually. A client of mine recently experienced the treatments as series of spiritual initiations.
Although Daskalos was an extraordinary healer on all levels, including the physical levels, it seems my dharma, or life destiny, is to perform the kind of deeper and lasting healings that these Seven Treatments result in.
Is each person’s healing unique?:
The very moment someone commits to these Seven Treatments, a perfect, Divine Plan is drawn up in ‘heaven’, which unfolds during the course of the subsequence treatments. So indeed, for each of us a unique plan is immaculately crafted.
In other words, the Divine Mercy knows where each one of us stands in our family karma, our personal karma, and the collective karma. Jesus once said “every hair of your heads is numbered”(Cf. Luke 12:7). This is hard to believe until you start guiding people through the Seven Treatments. In this sense, a healer receives from the laying on of hands what we are all seeking on a spiritual path: a confirmation of universal love active in the lives of every individual. As living riverbeds through which Mercy flows, we ourselves are connected to the Source, and our faith grows in leaps and bounds.
Can you describe these different types of karma a bit more?
According to Daskalos, there are basically three forces which shape the personality – one is our experience in early childhood. This has an anatomical foundation, because as children, we are very open to everything that happens to us and around us. These early childhood experiences, right up into our teenage years, have a tremendous effect on our development. This is our Family Karma.
The other force, if you believe in reincarnation, is that we have had very dramatic experiences – pleasurable and sometimes less enjoyable – in past lives. This is Personal Karma: experiences in previous lives which were not resolved. We bring them back into this life so they can evolve or be reconciled.
A third force is what we call Collective Karma. This is a vast subject and has to do with our collective beliefs and morals in the West and as well as in the East. It shapes our religions – and to a very large extent – our cultures and civilisations. You can imagine that the seven chakras are our God,given hardware. How we treat our seven chakras — that is to say software, or operating system we install — is our decision. Our Collective Karma, as we experience it now, has been unfolding over the last few millennia and is in the midst of a profound paradigm shift.
Can you give some examples of how the Seven Treatments work?
Yes, but please bear in mind that despite the healer’s passivity, these treatments are not something to be taken lightly.
For although the client is completely protected throughout the entire process, and the experience is never more than an individual can handle, it will often go right to the border. The Divine Plan knows exactly how much suffering every individual is ready to let go of and when. As the Plan starts to unfold it can be extremely dramatic, and as a healer, I am there as an anchor and a guide through this very deep cleansing process.
A few years ago, a young German, let us call him ‘Markus’, came to me for help. He had developed testicular cancer and had to have a testicle removed. Everything went well, but his tumour marker did not come down to the normal range. He found out about my work and asked me if he could undergo the Seven Treatments. I said I would be most pleased to help him.
The Treatments went quite well, and his process was very dramatic with a lot of things coming up in his emotional and physical life. After the fifth Treatment he called me in a panic, “Paul, as you know my tumour marker was around nine or ten. I had to have it checked the other day and it leaped up to seventy or eighty.” This was a daunting test of my faith in the process and my work. I had to ask myself, “Is this really all under control?”
Markus decided to wait it out, and complete the last two treatments.
About three weeks after his seventh treatment he reported that his tumour marker was between zero and one, which is the normal range. It has now stayed that way for the last seven years.
Markus’ cancer was not reconciled by surgery. Its source was buried in his seven chakras, and the Seven Treatments released it. The disease actually had to be “excited” and then let go.
In another case, an older woman came to me who was married and had three sons. As a child, her father had sexually abused her. Although she was functioning fairly well, she had heard about my work and wanted to know if they could heal her traumatic memories.
Her treatments were very dramatic and she had many highly symbolic dreams. A lot of physical pain came up through her body, and toward the end of her healing process something very unusual happened.
When she was on her way to the sixth treatment, she stopped to get gas. At the pump, a dog raced towards her and actually leaped at her and bit her in the solar plexus. In Germany there are no unleashed dogs running free, so this in itself was bizarre. And then to be bitten on the solar plexus, which is the heart of the subconscious, was truly extraordinary.
Despite the incident, she made it to her sixth treatment, bloodied and all, and later to the seventh session.
Later she called me up and shared that for the first time in her life, she fully enjoyed herself while making love with at the age of nearly sixty. The treatments had removed the injury from her psyche.
What had actually happened with the dog?:
Inside us all, there are parts of our past which do not want to leave us. Daskalos, called them “elementals.” They are unresolved experiences from the past, which live in the subconscious. I emphasise “live” because they need regular nourishment. For example, if someone had a terrible experience of being abused as a child, this will form an elemental – either from a single event or chronic abuse – filled with fear, shame and guilt. These elementals remain in the subconscious and are in constant need of “nourishment”. The nourishment they need is ever more fear, shame and guilt.
This woman’s elementals were so afraid of the treatments, that they projected this fear from her solar plexus onto the dog. The animal might normally have been quite friendly and peaceful, but this projection made it so agitated that it bit the woman to prevent her from coming to the Treatments.
How do you regard the role of resistance in your healing work?:
When aggression and resistance do arise during the Seven Treatments, it is often a good sign that the healings are going to work well. The treatments truly have the potential to heal the damage; otherwise the elementals would not struggle to stop them.
During the treatments, resistance often arises, but my students and I trust so much in the Divine Mercy (which can also be called love), that we never fight against an illness or a memory. We only respond to injury and illness with love, and love cannot be defeated by aggression. Our mantra — as taught to us 2000 years ago is simple: We ask and we knock, and we receive and the doors are open. This is promised to us (Cf. Matthew 7:7).
The Theosis Healing Technique is based on the wisdom of Daskalos and St. John the Evangelist, and is offered throughout Europe and Scandinavia, and more recently in North America. Please feel free to contact us through www.theosis.com where there is also a list of healers who are qualified by my institute to guide people through the Seven Treatments.
Paul and Birgit Skorpen run the Theosis Institute in Southern Germany. The Institute offers courses in healing as well as treatments according to a regimen based on the teachings of Daskalos and further developed since 1996 by the Skorpens. For more information, please visit www.theosis.com
© Paul Skorpen, 2012-2019