Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems in the News
Lights + gems = relief: New treatment seeks health through precious stones
by Linda Egenes
When Jim Fairchild, a 58-year-old college professor, signed up for a session of Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems (MLG), little did he know that this holistic new therapy would provide relief from a serious injury.
“Then I came out of a session feeling almost no discomfort in the back of my neck. I quietly waited for the inevitable. But the pain didn't return. My neck isn’t perfect, but the difference is profound. The amazing thing is that during the session I didn't feel anything extraordinary. Yet somehow relief came to me, without my even asking.”
What is this new therapy, and how does it work?
The Healing Power of Gems
Rubies. Sapphires. Emeralds. The oldest and most refined members of the mineral kingdom, gems have long been used for their healing qualities. Thousands of years ago the Ayurvedic physician, Charaka, taught that gems can be used for prolonging one’s life span as well as for promoting health, wealth, happiness, charisma and the fulfillment of desires. In fact, Ayurvedic texts describe mantras, gems, and herbs as the three fundamental means to support the development of higher states of consciousness and perfect health.
Today the healing power of gems is available in an affordable new procedure called Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems (MLG), offered at The Raj Maharishi AyurVeda Health Spa in Fairfield, Iowa, and in Transcendental Meditation facilities throughout the U.S. and around the world. In this program, the profound orderliness of thirteen gemstones, each with their own unique crystalline structures, is made available to the mind and body. This occurs by using special “light beamers” which project soft light through the gems.
Dr. Keith Wegman, an MLG Practitioner at The Raj, explains, “The light frequencies act as a carrier for the orderly structure of the gems. They resonate with subtle frequencies of our physiology and trigger profound self-healing and self-repair.”
Benefits for Health and Development of Consciousness
During the past year, over 2,000 MLG sessions given at The Raj have provided strong evidence of the long-term benefits of this approach.
“Individuals have reported relief from chronic disorders, such as decreased anxiety and improved emotional stability, decreased joint, muscle, and bone problems, improved sleep, and expanded self-development,” said Dr. Wegman. “Now a six-month research study is being conducted to quantify the long-term effects of the therapy.”
The results of MLG are different for each person. A woman from Montreal found relief from asthma, while Adile Esen from Turkey noticed her emotions were more stable.
“The feeling of nourishment and balance coupled with calmness and clarity has continued,” she says. “In addition to becoming more aware, open, and clear, I realize that even in very difficult situations that could have made me doubt and tremble, I have remained calm like a pearl at the bottom of the ocean.”
Combining the Ancient with Modern Technology
The equipment used in MLG sessions has been developed over a period of 30 years by Prof. Joachim Roller, a German gemologist, under the direct guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who founded the Transcendental Meditation technique and Maharishi AyurVeda. In 2007, Maharishi structured the basic procedures for the therapy. The following year,
Prof. Roller and his wife, Iris, held their first training course at Maharishi European Research University in Holland.
“Gems are crystalline structures that are as old as our planet,”
Dr. Wegman explains. “Their inherent intelligence and orderliness resonate with the inherent intelligence and orderliness in our physiology.”
As the late astronomer Carl Sagan said, “We are the stuff of stars.” By this he meant that our earth was formed of basic elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen—elements originally synthesized in the nuclear furnaces deep in the interior of stars—which were released when the stars exploded. These basic elements not only formed our planet earth and its minerals and gems—but the herbs and human life on our planet as well.
Besides basic elements such as carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, gems contain trace elements or minerals that support the biological processes that are essential for human life. For example, iron is necessary for the blood and magnesium for the muscles. Other trace elements play a key role in the functioning of hormones and enzymes. The human body cannot produce these trace elements, and thus needs to obtain them from outside sources such as food and mineral supplements.
Trace elements produce the color and the quality of the different gems, which means the frequency of the gemstone. For instance, like other gems, the yellow sapphire is made of silica, but it’s the presence of chromium that creates its distinct yellow color and corresponding frequency.
“Without trace elements, all gems would be colorless,” explains Dr. Wegman.
Dr. Wegman further explains, “MLG enlivens the inner intelligence of the body through the orderliness of the gems and the trace elements within them. The different frequencies of the gemstones also improve the body’s ability to absorb trace elements from food and water and restore order to the mind, body and emotions. It’s another fascinating reminder of the balancing and nourishing power of gems.”
Originally published in Radish. Reprinted with permission.back to top
Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems
Psykologi magazine, Denmark
June 18, 2012
by Jannie Sundgaard Kristensen
Gemlight therapy produces both physical and psychological recovery! I am somewhat skeptical when I meet up with Eva Bergmann to receive my first Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems treatment. Developed by Prof. Joachim Roller under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's direct guidance, this therapy works at a deep level of mind, body and consciousness.
At the start of the treatment, when Eva asks me to lie down on the table underneath the 13 gem light beamers, I am not feeling peaceful. But after half an hour, when I open my eyes again, I feel a nice, relaxed feeling in the body. I stretch myself and suddenly realize that the prickly tension and pain I've had for several days under the left shoulder blade is gone.
When I tell Eva, she just smiles and says that this is completely normal — it’s the gems that have helped. I leave with my brain running at full speed, for how can this be true?
The next day I am going to have my second treatment and I still am not without skepticism. And I have the most marvelous and beautiful experience! First, I feel a sensation in my stomach and head, not uncomfortable, more like a light pressure. Then pictures suddenly pop up on my retina. It’s summer, and I find myself in a meadow with my family. Here it is safe and beautiful. I wander along a river with my dad (who died 15 years ago), and he tells me repeatedly how proud he is of me and how much I mean to him. I feel a relief, a warmth, and a love that I never felt before. A feeling of being set free. The images slowly disappear and are gone when Eva returns. I tell her about my experience and cry — not of sorrow, but of joy and redemption.
Deep Inner Peace
At the third and last session some weeks later, there is no skepticism, but also not an expectation to experience something similar. I experience a deep calm and silence in the body, which I have never felt before. My body feels light as a feather, and at the same time, it feels heavy as a concrete block. Afterwards I feel relaxed, strong and completely in balance, and with great confidence in myself as a person.back to top
Gem Therapy: Shining a Light on Health
Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems Promotes Wellness
Iowa Source magazine
by Linda Egenes
In gem therapy at the Raj in Fairfield, Iowa, light is beamed through gems to help restore balance and create wholeness in the body.
Later that week I found myself at the Raj Maharishi AyurVeda Health Spa in Fairfield, Iowa, where a practitioner showed me thirteen light beamers. She explained that each beamer shines soft light through a different gem, and she’d use them to conduct an initial evaluation.
I closed my eyes as she tested my reactions. After a while, I felt so settled that I could barely speak. I surfaced briefly when she said softly, “Now we will begin the treatment.”
She arranged the instruments in holders above me, so that many gems were shining on my body. If the diagnosis had been so peaceful, what would the treatment feel like? A warm light spread throughout my body in waves. The light was not coming from the outside but from within me. When the treatment was over, I didn’t move for 40 minutes, sunk in a blissful state. I felt sparkly and bright inside, like a diamond.
Yet it was the long-lasting results that were even more striking. It was as if the light had washed away the toxins and tiredness. Nine months later I still have more energy than before. How did this work, exactly?
Ancient and Modern Combined
Rubies. Sapphires. Emeralds. The oldest and most refined members of the mineral kingdom, gems have long been used for their healing qualities. Thousands of years ago the Ayurvedic physician Charaka taught that gems can be used for prolonging one’s life span as well as for promoting health, wealth, happiness, charisma, and the fulfillment of desires. In fact, Ayurvedic texts describe mantras, gems, and herbs as the three fundamental means to support the development of higher states of consciousness and perfect health.
To give a little background, the equipment used in MLG treatments has been developed over a period of 30 years by Prof. Yoachim Roller, a German gemologist, under the direct guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who founded the Transcendental Meditation technique. In 2007, Maharishi structured the basic procedures for the treatment. The following year, Prof. Roller and his wife, Iris, held their first training course at Maharishi European Research University in Holland. Trained practitioners offer MLG exclusively at the Raj in Fairfield and in TM facilities around the world.
Maharishi also guided Prof. Roller in the creation of larger, more powerful instruments, affectionately called “Big Beamers.” The thirteen Big Beamers contain twelve gems each, with a total of 145 gems to magnify the effect. The Raj is one of only two facilities in the world that offer treatments with both Big Beamers and regular beamers.
Since I didn’t have the Big Beamer treatment, I asked Dr. Keith Wegman, a practitioner of MLG at the Raj, to explain the difference.
“The Big Beamers have a unique ability to transform any rigidity or obstruction to the flow of energy in the physiology,” he said. “The transformation is more significant than with the regular beamers because the body is being submerged in profound coherence. All the frequencies in the body adjust to that.”
Dr. Wegman added, “The more powerful orderliness of the large beamers takes over any disorder, restoring balance in previously weak or compromised areas of functioning.”
Assisting the Body’s Ability to Heal
According to Dr. Wegman, MLG treatments act as a catalyst for self-healing mechanisms inherent within everyone, transforming dis-order to a more natural state of order, strength, and integrity. “The light emanating from thirteen flawless gems resonates with subtle frequencies of the body, greatly assisting the body’s ability to repair itself,” he said.
The results of MLG are different for each person. A woman from Montreal found relief from asthma, while for Eamon Edmonds, an Irish man, the treatment repaired injuries suffered from a car accident 48 years ago.
Adile Esen from Turkey said, “The nourishing and balanced feeling, coupled with calmness and clarity that I experienced increasingly during and after my treatments, has continued. In addition to becoming more aware, open, and clear, I realize that even in very difficult situations that could have made me doubt and tremble, I have remained calm like the pearl at the bottom of the ocean.”
During the past year, over 2,000 treatments given at the Raj have provided strong evidence of the long-term benefits of this approach, said Dr. Wegman. “Individuals have reported relief from chronic disorders, such as decreased anxiety and improved emotional stability, decreased joint, muscle, and bone problems, improved sleep, and expanded self-development,” he said.
A six-month research study is being conducted to quantify the long-term effects of the treatment.
Did I miss out, not having the Big Beamers? In any case, I’m curious. I’ll have to try them. Like many people who now schedule regular treatments of Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, I’m reaching for the light.
For more information about Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, call (641) 472-9580, extension 6.
Original article from Iowa Source magazine www.iowasource.comback to top
My First Experience with Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems
Søndag magazine, Denmark
April 7, 2013
by Elisabeth Wille
I have struggled with a bad back for many years, and recently I have had problems with my right shoulder blade. It feels as if there is a pinched nerve. At the same time, I have a lot going on in my life and do not always take the break I should. I am a bit too busy.
Before the first treatment, Eva Bergmann, the only person in Scandinavia practicing the so-called Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, tests which gemstones are suitable for me and how I react to them. She does so by pointing them, one at a time, towards the inside of my left palm. She asks me to feel whether something special happens with each gemstone. With most of them I feel nothing noticeable, but with one I definitely feel that my chest expands and is suddenly capable of holding much more air.
Eva collects information and asks me to remove all jewelry, turn off my cellphone, and lie down on the mattress. She hands me a couple of warm blankets, and then the “apparatus” is adjusted, so that the 13 beams are spread from the upper part of my chest down to the abdomen.
Time passes quickly
When everything is ready, Eva explains that I should just relax for 20 minutes and let whatever happens in my body happen. Just feel them, but not evaluate why they are there. And then she leaves the room.
And then I just lie there, close my eyes, and tune in to my body. It feels nice, but 20 minutes really is a long time – I barely have the thought before the first sensation starts. I simply start chuckling. It starts quietly down in my stomach, that beautiful feeling of just having to laugh. One cannot help it, and then it grows so that tears finally are rolling down my cheeks. A strange, but rather terrific feeling of pure joy. Afterwards I feel how the tension headache which has become my almost steady companion every morning slowly dissolves, and in between it feels as if I am briefly “falling asleep”. Time passes amazingly fast.
Eva warns me that I may get tired during the day, but it actually almost feels as if I’ve had a shot of energy, and I am actually looking forward to my next treatment.
Lots of energy
Before the second treatment we talk about that I should try to send throught to the parts of my body where I think support is needed. The back of my neck, for example, is quite “frozen”, so I try that, but soon other parts of my body draw my attention. A little bit around my neck, some discmofort in my stomach and chest, and i just try to accept the sensations, as advised by Eva. At some point an amazing light appears before my innner eye and it feels like pure energy. Again times passes rather quickly and I feel incredibly comfortable afterwards. The same pattern surroundnig my energy repeats itself, and I practically feel that I can move mountains that evening.
The third time I feel amazingly relaxed about the concept. My original sceptisism and nervousness have faded and I feel completely calm when lying down. And this time I only manage to briefly think about my neck, shoulder, and knee problems before realizing that time is up and Eva is back in the room.
Over the next weeks I mainly notice being full of surplus energy, and I will definitely seriously consider repeating the success, because it was an exciting and very instructive experience.
Light Therapy with Gems is an effective new treatment that combines ancient Vedic knowledge with modern technology. Light Therapy with Gems has a soft and nourishing influence on the finer aspects of mind and body and enlivens and strengthens the body’s inherent intelligence. Treatment with light has for many years been in widespread use in hospitals and clinics as an accepted treatment of mood and sleep disturbances, plus depression an some types of skin disease. But unlike common light therapy, light therapy with gems works on a much deeper level of mind, body, and consciousness
Source: Eva Bergmann
Eva Bergmann, Bachelor of Art and Science of Creative Intelligence from Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Educated in The Netherlands as a practitioner of Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, as the first in Scandinavia.
Read more at www.gemlight.dk