The effects and relation to Spiritual Initiation and Moxa (heat therapy)
Ear Candling has a long well respected history based on spirituality. In ancient times the process was described as "coning". Cone shaped instruments made from pottery clay were used. The glazed pottery cones had a double helix carved inside to create a downward spiral energy flow of the smoke and heated air. The action is a counter clockwise flow caused by the vacuum action of the cone. The smoke and the heat cleanse the ear canal and the area surrounding the ears. The ear has many acupuncture/acupressure points that are stimulated with heat similar to the effects of moxibustion, see below.
The coning process was used in China, India, Tibet, Egypt, the Mayan, Aztec and American Indian Cultures. History dates it back to Atlantis and Lemuria. Cleansing candles are a natural and ancient universal form of therapy used by nations all around the globe. Original style coning by the Egyptians utilized hollow reeds. Today, candling uses a hollow disposable candle, much like a large straw. Although they differ, most candles are made of 100% unbleached cotton fabric coated with bees' wax. The spiral roll built into the candles during production creates the same effect as the pottery cones.
Through a process called "convection" stagnant energies and toxins are drawn out of the ear, oxidized and turned into vapors during the procedure. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis. It is believed that the Hopi Indians brought ear candling to North America. Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamans. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. It is believed to enhance meditation practices by clearing the internal dialogue.
With HotStone Shiatsu™ the use of hot stones has similar effects to Moxa. My trademark along with the technique was created to combine many healing modalities in one session. Working with energy assists in clearing emotions, thought patterns and revitalizing the chakras or energy centers.
Moxibustion, or Moxa for short, is an ancient form of heat therapy that originated in Japan and China. Moxa has similar efficacy to acupuncture. However, medical experiments have shown that Moxibustion exerts much wider and stronger effect on overall biochemical changes in the body than acupuncture. For example: it increases the production of white blood cells. The white blood cell count begins to increase immediately after direct Moxibustion treatment.
Moxa increases the production of red blood cells and haemoglobin. Clinical research validates that subjects who had an average haemoglobin ratio of 78% just before direct Moxibustion show a steady increase in haemoglobin production reaching a peak of 90% in eight weeks. Moxa improves the overall blood and lymph circulations and the capacity to produce antibodies.
The word "Chakra" refers to different types of energy that all of us have. It has been claimed that Consciousness, which is all of our senses, perceptions and states of awareness, can be associated with each of the seven Chakras. A Chakra has been pictured to be like a wheel that creates a vortex, which we can imagine as "downloading" energy from the higher dimensions. It has also been stated that all aspects of ourselves as well as the elements of earth, water, air and fire are creations of the life force within us encompassed by these chakras. The chakras are believed to be a map of our soul with which it is necessary to connect for healing to happen. By raising the frequencies and aligning the chakras, meridians and aura, all the fields come into coherence. Since humans are electromagnetic beings, all energy bodies must be in harmony, with a pure heart, for true healing to happen.
Ley Lines & Chakras of the Earth
Chakras of the Earth
1. Base Chakra – Mt Shasta, North America
2. Sacral Chakra – Lake Titikaka, South America
3. Solar Plexus Chakra – Uluru, Australia
4. Heart Chakra – Glastonbury & Shaftesbury, England
5. Throat Chakra – Great Pyramid, Sphinx & Mount of Olives, Egypt
6. Third Eye Chakra – Currently located in the Himalayas, it is unique in that it moves around according to Earth cycles
7. Crown Chakra – Mount Kailas, Tibet
Image and excerpt from the book "Gaia Matrix: Arkhom and the Geometries of Destiny in the North American Landscape" by Peter William Champoux and William Stuart Buehler.