Chirothesia and Hands on Healing
Etymology: Definition of Chirothesia:
Chi = (Pronounced Ki as in Kite) In original meaning: is the place where God’s law is taught.
Chiro connotates the “hand” Laying on the Hands, The imposition of the hands to direct or deliver divine and or healing energy. (alt. Cheiro Gr root cheir ‘hand’) Traditionally refers to the Orthodox Greek rites of ordination and healing ritual or ceremony practiced between an ordained priest or minister and a communicant.
Thesia (fr. Thesis) setting, placing or to do.
Theos “of or pertaining to God”
Chi = In original meaning: is the place where God’s law is taught. Chiro connotates the “hand” Laying on the Hands, The imposition of the hands to direct or deliver divine and or healing energy. (alt. Cheiro Gr root cheir ‘hand’) Traditionally refers to the Orthodox Greek rites of ordination and healing ritual or ceremony practiced between an ordained priest or minister and a communicant. Thesia (fr. Thesis) setting, placing or to do. Theos “of or pertaining to God”. Chirothesia = Literally means “Led by the healing hand of God”.
Chirothesia interpreted is the practice of religious therapeutics, therapy, healing or blessing transmitting and communicating the divine energy (energia, vital life force, chi, prana, orgonne, ki, huna, holy spirit etc.) led by the healing hand of God. Chirothesia Practitioners are understood to literally be the Hands of God, administering healing in the material world. The Chirothesist hands are God’s hands.
Chirothesia is a ritual act of passing divine or healing energy, awareness, consciousness, breath and pressure to another as a religious or spiritual act or observance. The laying on of hands is a ritual that accompanies certain religious practices, which are found throughout the world, in almost every spiritual or religious practice in varying forms. Included in this would be all the worlds major faiths such as Islam, Hindu, Buddhism, Sikh, B’hai, Huna and Native American Indigenous Medicine.
In Christian churches, this practice is used as both a symbolic and formal method of invoking the Holy Spirit primarily during baptisms and confirmations, healing services, blessings, and ordination of priests, ministers, elders, deacons, and other church officers, along with a variety of other church sacraments and holy ceremonies.
Jesus the Christ, was a Chirothesist. In the New Testament the laying on of hands was associated with the receiving of the Holy Spirit (See Acts 8:14-19). Initially the Apostles laid hands on new believers as well as believers. (See Acts 6:5-6). In the early church, the practice continued and is still used in a wide variety of church ceremonies. The belief is that the practice of Chirothesia can have curative properties, based on biblical precedent set by Jesus, who would walk for days, offering his healing power.
Both Christian and non-Christian healers of faith will lay hands on people when praying for healing, and often the name of Jesus or of some other saintly person is invoked as the spiritual agency through which the healing of physical ailments is believed to be obtained.
Chirothesist – For many years Christianity has been heralded to the world as being of God. We believe this representation of the work of Christ to be altogether correct. Christ is the Savior of the world. Through him there was not reflected one ordinance, one commandment, one promise, that did not have to do with the welfare and salvation of men. Faith in Christ leads to an acceptance of all of those principles which in their entirety constitute Christianity. Now the laying on of hands was established as an ordinance of the Lord’s appointment; it is a part of his doctrine demonstrated by his living example.
“Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”— Hebrews 6: 1, 2.
It is here placed in the midst of the cardinal principles of the gospel of Christ : faith, repentance, baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment; and is specifically referred to as a “principle” of the “doctrine of Christ.”
Chirothesist Scope of Practice:
The evaluation, treatment and cares for patients of the physical, mental, and spiritual planes; using a vocation of religious therapeutic practice that bases treatment on physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural and spiritual laws governing the human body using spiritual, physiological, psychological and mechanical methods, such as laying of hands, Christian, Indigenous traditional, Native American, Classical Ayurveda, Classical Chinese Medicine, Traditional Nature Cure, natural corrections and manipulation, prayer, and natural methods or modalities. All together all of nature’s remedies. “Laying of hands” refers to the literal imposition of the hands, body parts and person of the healer/ practitioner directly on or about the physical person and involves direct physical contact between the healer, minister, Chirothesist and the communicant / receiver.
“Hands” is defined as the whole person and not limited strictly to a particular anatomical reference or body part.
Holy Bible, New Testament
Laying On Of Hands (1970), Paul M. Hansen
‘Laying on of hands’; or, Plain letters on Confirmation (1848), John Downall
In modern terms, CAM practices of Chirothesia based modalities can be defined as:
Elegant, comprehensive and sophisticated protocols that work for the remedy and alleviation of pain and suffering, healing the sick and injured of spirit, mind and body administered during ceremony or as Church authorized sacrament by church members and or ministers.
The practice of Chirothesia includes developing therapies and non-standard approaches that are outside the scope of secular licensed medicine.
“Chirothesia” approaches or religious therapeutics and practices, when practiced by sacred, ordained or religiously authorized persons, include but are not limited to:
Nutrition and sacred diets including food restrictions and fasting, Homeopathy, Hands-on-Healing, Magnetics and Bio-Magnetics, Sound therapy, Polarity, Somatics, Energy Therapies, Reflexology, Biofeedback, Meditation, Breath Work, Reiki, Chi Gung, Tai Chi, Herbology, Iridology, Tapping, Aromatherapy, Balneotherapy, Light therapy, Massotherapy, Lomi Lomi, Vibration and Crystal Healing, Mantra, Chakra Balancing, Prana Yama, Smudging etc.
Traditional Chinese, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Islamic Yunani, Filipino Hilot, Indigenous and Native American Medicine, Traditional Hawaiian Huna Medicine and Lomi Lomi, folk remedies and “Grand Ma Doc” home remedies or other examples of spiritually based complimentary and alternative therapeutic practices.
These practices aim at more efficient psycho/physio/ emotional integration and function of the human organism, leading to optimal wellness. In modern terms, Chirothesia based CAM modalities are elegant, comprehensive and sophisticated protocols and remedies for the alleviation of pain and suffering, healing the sick and injured of spirit, mind and body.
Chirothesia practices do not include the potentially dangerous use of invasive techniques and toxic drugs that are the province of licensed medicine!
Spiritually based natural health care is often misunderstood understood within the law.
Conventional medicine and holistic health care use different paradigms. In some ways they are miles apart. The newer spirit and religion based holistic paradigm does not fit neatly into the present secular/ corporate medical legal structure of health care in America. That structure is defined mainly by the state medical practice acts and large drug/ pharmaceutical/ medical industrial profit and corporate self interest. In the main stream medical industrial model the purpose of medicine and health care is to generate profits for corporations and or as a means towards socio-political manipulation. Chirothesia is by definition the antithesis of what is proposed and health care in the mainstream as it’s objectives are not profit nor power by design. The objectives of Chirothesia are a closer relationship more akin to oneness with Nature, Spirit and God and the integration of all fractured parts of the sacre whole into one peaceful union characterized by qualities of love, compassion, joy and equanimity between all living things.
Where can I learn Chirothesia based sacred medicine and healing?
Where can I find Chirothesia based Ministers, Counselors and or Therapist practitioners?
The shift in health care paradigms is causing confusion in the legal realm, as legislators attempt to fit the old concepts into the new reality. One reason for the disclaimer, disclosure and consent forms recommended for all sacred healers, ministers, counselors and therapist is to help define the paradigm or framework in which your Chirothesia is practiced. This will avoid confusion, create more realistic expectations, and protect both practitioner and client.