Sacred Medicine Sanctuary
Sacred Medicine Sanctuary is a non-denominational
church devoted to health and healing. The church provides goods
and services that are consistent with the ideals and spiritual
beliefs of the church and its members. It is not necessary to accept
the beliefs nor to be a member of the church in order to avail
oneself of the goods and services provided by Sacred Medicine Sanctuary.
These are offered irrespective of religion.
We support religious freedom and freedom of choice
in health care and believe that it is vital that individuals live
in accordance with their faith. Failure to do so leads to depression
and causes a schism to occur between the "real" and the "ideal." The
choices that relate to walking ones Path often necessitate
delving deep inside to discover the importance or lack thereof
of principles that individuals purport to embrace.
Where products are concerned, the Sanctuary makes
no claim as to the superiority or effectiveness of what it provides. The
herbs and/or herbal formulae are merely offered in the hopes of
and with prayers for healing. The formulas are produced in accordance
with historic and traditional precepts, not modern science. As
such, using the methods of science, they are not "proven."
Since the Sanctuary believes that healing need
not entail harm to other species, it does not condone experiments
in which tumors are transplanted into animals or in which laboratory
animals are deliberately exposed to carcinogens. We therefore expect
that everything we provide will continue to remain "unproven."
However, we support the need for
integrity and conscience. Therefore, we request that everyone
asking for our products participate in what might be called "outcome research
stated, this means that we ask for feedbackin whatever form
it is availableas to the effectiveness of the products for
the purposes used by the patient. From these reports, we hope to
develop better and better products.
Periodically, we will send out inquiries and also checklists. The
purpose of these is to enable people to evaluate the factors in
life that may be retarding healing. For example, it is apparently
understood by modern science that there are genes in the DNA that
predispose people to certain illnesses. There are also other
genes that inhibit the functioning of the potentially causal genes. In
the case of cancer, these are called oncogenes and tumor suppressor
genes. Together, they constitute a system of checks and balances. Each
individual therefore has risks and protection. There are known
factors that undermine the ability of the inhibitors to perform
their work. For instance, specialists in what is called biological
medicine describe terrain or
milieu. The environment in which the disease is found can
affect the oxidation-reduction potential of cells and greatly affect
the outcome of treatment. It has been shown that perfectly
adequate protocols fail when certain stressors act to impair the
tumor suppressor genes. In order for patients to be more aware
of what contributes to health and what undermines it, we will post
information via e-mail and on the Web that we find relevant.
The Sanctuary exists to provide a service. Those
who wish to benefit by the services should consider carefully how
suitable the services are to their particular beliefs and needs. We
support the freedom to choose what is acceptable to the beliefs
of each individual, but we assume no responsibility for the outcome
of choices made by anyone exercising this freedom. It is the
responsibility of the patient and those closest to the patient
to evaluate the products and services in relationship to the patients
life and needs. We recommend that people periodically assess
their responses to their chosen treatments and that they seriously
consider changing to other treatments if their responses are not
sufficient to warrant continued efforts.
Should there come a time when a patient feels
it appropriate to consider different services, he or she is entirely
free to do soand because we are interested in what works
and we are devoted to truth, we would like to hear back from those
who choose other paths to healing.
In sum, the Sanctuary provides a conscious alternative
for those whose beliefs dictate a preference for these alternatives. In
no way are we claiming or even implying that results will be more
satisfactory if our products and/or services are used over some
other option. We are providing what we offer as a matter of spiritual
persuasion, not medical science; and we respectfully request everyone
seeking our services to weigh the meaning of this in the light
of his or her own needs and beliefs.
For more information on the doctrine of harmlessness
or ahimsa, see:
For more on Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, see:
Sacred Medicine Sanctuary is a congregation
of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards, a non-profit corporate
assembly. At present, the Sanctuary has twelve ordained ministers,
living in eight different States. SHES has approximately 6000
ministers in 40 countries. For more information, visit the SHES website.