Ingrid Naiman

Having spent much of my life studying the philosophies of the world, I realized that a point comes when one must archive the pearls of the journey.  Some people might write an autobiography, but my approach is less personal as I have attempted in every situation in life to distill the experiences into stepping stones others can use on their journeys.  In this way, the awakening of humanity will accelerate, and the world will become a happier place.

Initially, of course, my mind was running in quite conventional circuits so I visualized a series of over 30 books, but the world has turned to the Internet and thus a platform for sharing has been created that is free of the editorial intrusions typical of academia as well as the heavy hands of the dot com moguls.

What can I tell you about myself?  I majored in Asian Studies and received a B.A. in 1962 from the University of Hawaii while a student with then new East-West Center.  I studied Japanese and Indonesian and took courses mainly in philosophy and anthropology. During the summer of 1962, there was an article in the Japan Times about a tribe in Africa in which the entire adult population was blind and children were used as seeing eyes.  I went ballistic and asked if I were a doctor how many people could I treat?  If I were a teacher, how many people would learn about hygiene and health?  If I were an economist, maybe the wheels of progress would be set in motion, and there would be schools and institutions in which others were trained as doctors.  I never asked if I would enjoy the curriculum, but I wrote to Yale University and explained my mission and they accepted me.  So, I got an M.A. in 1964 but could not find a job overseas in which my idealism could be expressed.  Rather, I became furious over the alleged Gulf of Tonkin incident and spent the next two years ranting and raving about war and peace. This led to taking a job with the State Department in Vietnam and eventually to writing a withdrawal plan that one of my Yale professors passed along to President Nixon.  I was driving a Land Rover from England to India when someone at the next table in Dubrovnik dropped a Time Magazine on my table and I read my withdrawal plan. 

In India, my title was Special Assistant to the Ambassador for Low-End Poverty.  As I look back at my assignment, I realize how many euphemisms there are for policy; but at the time I was in India, I felt the heavy weight of inertia, thousands of years of tradition.  I never would have predicted how fast the country could modernize.  India did, however, afford me to return to my love of mysticism and to go deeper into the psychospiritual nature of suffering.

Ultimately, a few months before my 30th birthday, I retired and spent most of the next decade in meditation.  I became highly clairvoyant and could see the aura as well as details inside the body. I took up esoteric astrology; but, at the urging of Dr. Nathalie D. Tucker, ultimately specialized in medical astrology.

During the years that followed, I reinvented the entire system of medical astrology.  The first opus was actually Astroendocrinology because I could see the mechanisms of interaction between the chakras and endocrine system.  However, from a practical angle, I concentrated most of the 1970s on stress and its signatures in the horoscope and wrote a book called Stress: The Cause of Disease.  In the 1980s, my work was heavily influenced by my studies of Ayurvedic medicine, and I wrote another book called, “The Elements: Constitutional Type and Temperament.”  Concurrent with the studies of the elements – fire, earth, air, and water – I was, as always, intrigued by the invisible world and became heavily involved in reincarnation and past life regressions.  There was a book on this with a very limited circulation called Lunar Consciousness and a still unpublished one on reincarnation called Shadows on the Soul.

Cancer Salves: A Botanical Approach to TreatmentAll during the 70s and 80s, I wrote for many astrological and metaphysical magazines as well as for a newspaper that was circulated on many college campuses.  I also had a weekly column in the local paper with essays on various subjects.  There were exactly 100 essays in that series. In 1987, I was awarded an M.D. in Copenhagen by Medicina Alternativa and in 1995, I was awarded an honorary D.Sc. from the Open International University in Sri Lanka.  In 1999, I published my first book on herbal medicine and cancer called Cancer Salves: A Botanical Approach to Treatment

Next came the Internet, and I now have about 5500 pages online, scattered over about 55 web sites.  The next chapter involved herbal medicine and darkfield microscopy so now I have a unique understanding of how herbs work inside the body and have a product line of about 300 herbal remedies and essential oils.  I have a lot to share and invite you to join me on what could be an absolutely fascinating journey.