Light therapy, in and of itself, is not a new approach to healing. It is commonly used in hospitals and clinics around the world as an accepted treatment for many mood and sleep disorders, depression, seasonal affective disorder, and even some skin diseases,
According to Richard J. Wurtman, a nutritionist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “…light is the most important environmental input, after food, in controlling bodily function.” Several experiments have shown that different colors affect blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates as well as brain activity and biorhythms.
The unique aspect of the light therapy available at The Raj is that it uses “beamers” or light projectors that contain high quality gemstones, such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and blue and yellow sapphires. When a suitable light shines through the gemstones, the molecular characteristics and healing properties of the stones get imprinted in the specific frequencies of transmitted light, which are then transferred to the body—enlivening the body’s innate intelligence and healing mechanisms.
The specified areas of the body bathed in the soft coherent light of the gemstones during Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems are those associated with underlying nerve centers— the body’s epicenters of intelligence.
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 the subtle frequencies of our physiology and trigger profound self-healing and self-repair.”
The equipment used in MLG treatments was developed over a period of 30 years by Dr. Yoachim Roller, a German gemologist, under the direct guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who founded the Transcendental Meditation® technique and Maharishi Ayurveda.
The treatments are offered on two levels: with “Regular beamers” and with “Big beamers”. The Big beamers, a later development and refinement of the technique, contain 12 gems within each beamer, with a total of 145 gems used in the treatment. The Raj is one of only two facilities in the world that offers the Big beamers as well as the Regular beamers.
“The Big Beamers have a unique ability to transform any rigidity or obstruction to the flow of energy in the physiology,” Mr. Wegman 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. The more powerful orderliness of the large beamers takes over any disorder, restoring balance in previously weak or compromised areas of functioning.”
Mr. Wegman adds, “Gems are crystalline structures that are as old as our planet. Their inherent intelligence and orderliness resonates with the inherent intelligence and orderliness in the physiology, and that produces the profound results for mind and body that thousands of people have already experienced.”
In combination with other natural and holistic approaches of Maharishi Ayur-Veda, the Maharishi Light Therapy with Gemscan prevent imbalances in the physiology and help develop the full potential of the mind/body system.
While not a common aspect of our Western approach to healing, color is acknowledged by researchers to have powerful effects. Alexander Schauss, director of the American Institute for Biosocial Research, notes that color has a direct physiological impact. “The electromagnetic energy of color”, Schauus says, “interacts in some still unknown way with the pituitary, pineal gland and the hypothalamus, deep in the brain, These organs regulate the endocrine system, which controls many basic body functions and emotional responses, such as aggression.”