By Jamuna Rangachari
Meet Dr Ruedigar Dahlke, whose books and CDs outlining the spiritual causes of diseases, has taken Europe by storm, says Jamuna Rangachari
Germany-based Dr Ruedigar Dahlke defies all narrow labels. A doctor and psychotherapist since 1979, Dr Ruedigar is also a qualified naturopath and homeopath. His capacity to straddle the fields of mind and body, allopathy and alternatives, have given him the breadth and depth needed to recognise the profound correlation of body, mind and spirit. Little wonder that Dr Ruedigar is an apostle of holistic healing, and has created a storm in Europe by his conviction that all ailments have spiritual or psychological roots.
He is author of such books as Krankheitals Symbol (Disease as a Symbol), Krankheitals Sprache der Seele (Illness As a Language of the Soul), Krankheitals Weg (The Healing Power of Illness), Lebenskrisenals Entwicklungschancen (Life Crises as an Opportunity for Development), Frauen-Heil-Kunde (The Female Healing Arts), Aggression als Chance(Aggression as an Opportunity).
In the German-speaking world, Ruedigar Dahlke’s books have already attracted a following of millions and have thus contributed to creating an ever-expanding consciousness for psychosomatic correlations and a holistic approach to medicine. In addition, there are currently over 200 translations available in 24 different languages – a number that is expected to steadily increase as interest in these topics continues to grow.
Excerpts from an interview with Dr Dahlke:
What made you realise that illnesses have a psycho-spiritual dimension?
It first came to my mind when I found out that patients with constipation had much more difficulty in letting go of their sub-consciousness programming during psychotherapy. When we invited them to fast during therapy, their capacity to let go became much better. That is when I recognised the relationship between body and soul. It was also evident that in cases of burnout or depression, people recovered as soon as they found some spiritual meaning again.
In spite of a lot of research in the medical field, diseases are multiplying. Why is this the case?
In my view, it is because the majority of people ignore the need for meaning in thei
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