On health matters Mr. Hodson generally recommended people
should visit a qualified medical practitioner prior to consulting him, so that a conventional diagnosis could
first be made and obvious physical and physiological symptoms treated by conventional and satisfactory
scientific methods. However, sometimes the problems put to him were clearly not medical, but spiritual, in
which case he would conduct an investigation without prior medical consultation. At various times in his
life he had worked extensively in collaboration with members of the medical profession whose skills he
respected. At one time in his career, in England, a team of medical doctors co-operated with him
for about a year in order to research the hidden origins of disease. The amount of research information
that came out of that was quite large and some of it was embodied in a book edited by Dr. H.
Tudor-Edmunds entitled, Some Unrecognized Factors in Medicine (1949). He also wrote two
other books which contain interesting information: An Occult View of Health & Disease and
Health & The Spiritual Life. There is also much useful information locked up in his journal
articles on health, disease, and healing. These can be read in John and Elizabeth Sell's compendium
Sharing the Light containing a section of 91 pages (Vol. I pp.800-891).
During his lifetime it was not unusual for Mr. Hodson to get referrals from sympathetic
doctors who were sufficiently broad in their
outlook or valued his insights. They referred some of their more difficult cases to him for clairvoyant
diagnosis. From the patient’s point of view the procedure was entirely advantageous since it involved no
invasive procedures and Mr. Hodson refused to accept any form of payment for his
It might be pointed out
that although Mr. Hodson's penetration into the difficulty was always considerable, he only revealed to the
patients what they needed to know in order to help them, although he was far more forthcoming in giving his
insights to the doctor that referred the cases to him. There were good reasons for this privacy, sometimes the
pain of knowledge was more than the patient could bear, but also it was for his (Mr. Hodson’s) own protection -
as a seer living in the world he had to be careful that his cover was not revealed beyond a certain level and
that he did not receive unwanted publicity thereby.
terms of actual healing offered - various options were open to him depending on the problem at hand which might
include advice on lifestyle changes including attendance at church healing services, exorcism both of human and
elemental entities, the direct invocation of angelic assistance and in the most difficult cases the invoking of
the direct aid of a Master of the Wisdom. At various other times he has given his opinions in relation to
treatments involving nuclear radiation (medically applied for some types of cancer even before this became a
standard treatment), homeopathy, acupuncture, colour and magnetic therapies and recharging the energy field with
life force (prana) by breath, living foods and sunlight. Was he then able to heal people? Sometimes he was,
particularly in those cases where the karmic energies had mostly been neutralised by the person’s own
corresponding good actions or perhaps by years of suffering or limitation. In such cases Mr. Hodson just needed
to make some minor spiritual adjustments such for example as the application of elemental essence to patch a
leaking aura. In other cases he would supply recommendations for other alternative treatments. Sometimes the
patient recovered either immediately or shortly after their visit to him. However, in certain cases the adverse
karma of the person was more serious, and due to inactivity or inability to redress the issues; the karma had
become “ripe”, and consequently there was little anyone could do to effect a cure apart from a miracle and as
Mr. Hodson reflected:
occur under the law of cause and effect (karma)”.
Some cases unfortunately thus had a negative prognosis and
one such example is supplied below. This is one of several hundred superphysical investigations that Mr. Hodson
conducted during his lifetime:
“Case A Cerebral tumour.
Female, aged 21. Medical Report.
appeared to have a perfectly sound constitution with no disease, except that there were short periods of
weakness which occurred at about thirteen.
September, 1924, strange visual phenomena began; objects were seen in duplicate or divided into two, as if on
different planes. This lasted for a few weeks; then general weakness set in, sight diminished and finally
disappeared from the left eye. The right eye followed suit after a few months. The ability to balance was also
affected, until the patient could not stand.
diagnosed tumour of the brain, and tried to extirpate the tumour, but unsuccessfully, owing to severe
Four months later
a slight stroke of apoplexy occurred, from which the patient recovered with great difficulty. She has now found
the use of her legs again, but sees no more, hears little, and cannot walk without leaning; nevertheless, she is
up every day, though she lies down most of the time.
At all times the
intelligence has been most lucid and the memory perfect. She seems to have made a slight improvement; her faith
in recovery is now assured, but there is no change in her blindness.
There is a tumour the size of the terminal phalanx of
the little finger in the position of the Optic Chiasma. It is composed of practically solid tissue, at the
centre of which is a small body of an irritant nature. The direction of its growth is upwards; in shape it is
like a broad bean with the convex surface downwards, and the centre source of irritation is at the “hilum” of
the bean, occupying a space about 1/16th of an inch in diameter; there is some congealed blood
at the base of the tumour surrounding this. The tumour does not look malignant, inflammatory, or unhealthy; but
is increasing in size, and is caused by an impurity in the blood-stream which first set up the primary
irritation. The only hope lies in the possibility of the primary irritant being removed and the blood-stream
purified. The impurity seems to have been there since birth.
The karma of
having inflicted torture appears to be the root cause. In a previous life, as a male, under orders from a
superior, with a Y-shaped iron instrument she had burned out the eyes of certain victims who were condemned to
that particular form of punishment. It was in a remote period, in a district where Carthage was later built,
when such tortures were not regarded as being so terrible as they would be nowadays, and were the recognised
custom of the country. Nevertheless, the pain was so terrible to the victims that many of them died under
patient revolted against the office, and obeyed only through fear. The physical karma is therefore worse than
the moral and spiritual. In this life the physical karma will probably be exhausted. The chances of recovery are
very remote, and a miracle would be demanded to effect it.
The latest news of this
patient confirms this last conclusion.”
Hodson G. The Science of
Seership, Rider, London, 1933 (pp. 61-63)
In this way
Mr. Hodson came across a remarkable variety of causes of disease and suffering, some of them quite unusual by
modern medical understanding; a common causal feature being - especially in the more serious and
life-threatening diseases - the infliction of suffering upon others at some time in the past – if not in this
life then in a former life. This led him to recommend the spiritual life to people as a prophylactic for the
long-term good of their physical health. In his own life, living to the age of 96 years and giving his last
Public lecture six months prior to his death, one can say that his methods had something to recommend
In terms of prescriptive forms of spiritual
healing of a general nature, Mr. Hodson was rather reluctant to give his endorsement, having observed that in
the absence of clairvoyant vision, healers sometimes inadvertently stimulate parts of the auric energy
field or physical body which are already over stimulated. The only general approach that he recommended, which
he said cannot have any harmful side-effects, was an invocation to the healing power of The Lord Jesus Christ.
Despite his own remarkable access to different types of efficacious spiritual and energy based healing systems,
both Mr. Hodson and his wife Sandra also performed this simple but efficacious method for almost an hour every
morning. He said that even distance did not interfere with its effectiveness and he reported that they received
letters and cables from people on their healing list from all over the world, who claimed their health to be
greatly improved. His instructions were as follows, the procedure taking about one minute for each
" I invoke the
Healing Power of the Lord Jesus Christ upon ............... (use given and surname of the person, and think
powerfully of them enveloped in the healing light of the Lord Christ, envisaging them as radiantly healthy, do
not think of them in their diseased state at all).
"May the healing
Power of the Lord Jesus Christ descend upon him/her, pervade him/her, and remain with him/her, and may the holy
angels encompass him/her, according to his/her karma (or if preferred "according to the will of God") ---
Method of Clairvoyant Diagnosis, Troubleshooting and
For the first
time publicly Mr. Hodson reveals how advanced yogis and are able to shift their consciousness to find out causes
of problems, not only those of health, but others which cause various types of trouble and disharmony. Realized
yogis and occultists are in fact the human law keepers of the inner worlds, and if some individual is causing
trouble or some person is in need of help, it is their job to intervene for the best possible outcome. Many
cases of the dead interfering with the lives of the living come into this category as in the case of haunting of
an innocent or sometimes not so innocent type, and especially dark and malevolent activities by black magicians
and sorcerers - all these have to be confronted, dealt with and put a stop to. Sometimes a battle of wills
occurs and the assistance of the Masters of the Wisdom and the Angelic Hosts need to be sought. Here is an
interesting audio clip from a private interview which Mr. Hodson sent to me in 1975, which carries the sincerity
of Mr. Hodson’s own voice, and in which he explains how he tried to help sufferers who consulted him:
Clairvoyant Diagnosis, The Ghost Bag, The Haunting at Castle Rotenburg up Tauber, Kundalini
"Please turn on your speakers"
This is what Mr. Hodson had to say on the Medicine of the
"The diagnostician of the future will be a seer, able to
carry out tests clairvoyantly. He will investigate the former lives of sufferers, and discover both the
causative experiences and the actions by which, under karma, such
adversities are received; for karma underlies all benefits and adversities.
Necessary knowledge for
the prevention, diagnosis and successful treatment of disease:
a) Of the reincarnating
Ego, the purpose of its existence, and how that purpose is fulfilled.
b) Of progression to
perfection by reincarnation, and the transference from life to life of skandhas or the effects of life-experiences upon
the Ego and the psyche.
Of karma, especially from
life to life.
d) Of the existence of the
etheric mould and Double, their functions and malfunctions, the causes of the latter, and their effects upon the
Of prana and the
effects of mental, emotional and etheric activities and conditions upon its intake, specialization, conservation
and effective distribution throughout the physical body.
f) Of the astral body, in
relation to the subconscious and the Egoic or superconscious minds.
g) Of the mental body, and
its relations to the subconscious and superconscious minds.
h) Of detailed information
concerning the chakras and major glands, particularly as components of the total mechanism of consciousness at
the four levels, mental, emotional, etheric, and dense physical.
f) Of the function of the
Ego in the personality as its centre of observation, self-awareness and control in varying degrees, and its
decoding of sensory experiences.
j) Of the dominating
factor in psychological balance or imbalance of treatment and experiences from conception to birth, on to
puberty and, in some cases, through adolescence.
k) Of astrological
influences, both as indicators and expressions of karma, of skandhas from past lives, and as strengthening
or weakening natural tendencies within Ego and personality.
the gunas, or inherent
attributes, and the effects of imbalance, particularly of rajas (activity and passion)
or tamas (inertia).
These items of
theosophical teaching must be included in any complete psychological and therapeutic