The Mysterious Miracle Worker

The mysterious miracle worker. At 19, he is said to have cured a rock star and an astronaut
Today everyone wants a piece of this private and anonymous young healer.

By Alexandra Gill                               

VANCOUVER -- I am sitting in the dark, on a green leather sofa, my feet
firmly planted on polished hardwood. This spacious but sparely furnished
family room is on the main floor of a detached suburban home just outside
Vancouver. A 19-year-old "energy healer" who calls himself Adam is standing
about three metres in front of me.

"Just relax," says Adam, twisting his body with arms spread out, as if he
were warming up to throw a discus. From the dim light in the kitchen, I see
him in the shadows looking down at his feet. Then his head suddenly jerks
up, but he's clearly not in the same space any more. He looks off into the
distance, as though he's fallen into a trance, and starts manipulating the
air in front of his face with his palms spread flat.

As Adam will later explain, he is visualizing a hologram of my immune
system. He describes these visions as layers of 3-D images in which he sees
organs moving, hearts pumping -- and sometimes, bright green masses that can
indicate tumours.

You may have heard about this boy with the so-called magic touch. I first
met and wrote about him 18 months ago. Since then, he has been profiled in
numerous television documentaries and magazine articles, including a splashy
feature in Rolling Stone magazine.

At the time, this completely normal-looking teenager had just self-published
a book called Dreamhealer: His Name is Adam. The book, which has since sold
more than 20,000 copies, attempted to explain what he does, diagnosing and
treating illnesses from a distance, and included a testimonial from Ronnie
Hawkins, the rock 'n' roll legend Adam allegedly cured of terminal
pancreatic cancer by staring at a colour photo and connecting to "the Hawk's"
energy field from 5,000 kilometres away. (i.e. one better than CAYCE ever did!
Cayce just diagnosed from that distance!)

Today, the Hawk is still kicking, has remained cancer-free and is getting
ready for his big 70th-birthday bash. "I was brought up in the South, where
you ain't supposed to believe in this stuff," He told Rolling Stone. "Jesus
healed, but I never read anything where it was long-distance. There's a lot
of shit out there, and I don't believe none of it. But I'm telling you
exactly what happened to me. This wasn't no coincidence. I don't know how
Adam did it. But, my God, if that's what he can do, in two years he'll be
able to buy Jimmy Swaggart."

For now, Adam is just trying to concentrate on his first-year midterms at
university now that his second book, Dreamhealer 2: Guide to
Self-Empowerment, is back from the printers. He still has a website
( Maybe this stuff is catching! Maybe
YOU CAN CATCH THE TALENT! l00th Monkey philosophy...

Adam is studying general sciences and plans to become a naturopathic doctor.
Some day, he would like to open a centre where alternative and Western
medicine can be combined.

Because of his intense study schedule, and overwhelming demand for his help,
he no longer performs one-on-one sessions. "There are just too many people
out there who want my help," he say. "Sometimes it's so difficult turning
people away, especially when they have little kids with cancer spread all
over their body."

Adam remains anonymous to protect his family's privacy, while keeping the
seekers and skeptics at bay. "I've received thousands of e-mails from people
who want help. I've been asked to quit school, and give up my friends or
sports. One guy even suggested I sleep less. But even if I were doing this
24/7, there still wouldn't be enough time to help everyone.

"And a lot of people that come to me aren't even willing to help themselves.
That's why I've written this book. Everyone has the ability to heal
themselves. It's just a matter of understanding that the mind does affect
the immune system. And you also have to be willing to adopt a healthier and
positive attitude. Intention counts for a lot."

For a lot of people, Adam says, books aren't motivation enough. So, as well
as his alternative individual therapy, he has begun offering group-healing
sessions, which he says can be far more powerful anyway. More than 2,000
have already attended his workshops. The next workshop takes places in
Vancouver in January. With 450 participants, it's the largest yet, and has
already sold out.

The workshops function by joining everyone's aura and allowing the group's
combined energy, including Adam's, to flow together in a master hologram. He
describes the energy field as being similar to two bubbles in a bath that
suddenly burst into one large bubble.

Adam prefers to do workshops with groups of people who suffer from the same
illness, but says anyone can benefit.

"If you are doing your own visualizations to direct your energy to a
specific problem, the group healings are even more powerful than the
individual healings," he says. Back in the family room, I feel a slight
pressure on my neck as Adam shifts his gaze down and starts knitting his
hands as if he's trying to dig at something or push it out of the way.
Then his whole body slams backward and he nearly falls to the floor. He sits
down and cups his hands in front of his eyes to shield his dilated pupils.
"It's like coming out from a cave into a very bright light," he explains as
he catches his breath.

"I saw a blob," Adam says. "It's actually a little deeper than it looks from
your aura. It's just below your ribs, on the right side."
A blob?

"It sort of looks like the lymph nodes, but the source is deeper than that.
It's kind of thick and pasty. It's actually quite concentrated. And it's
constantly pulsing, almost the same as your heartbeat. It's not something I
see very often." Is it cancer?

"I don't see anything hard there. I wouldn't be too, too concerned, but I
think it's something to check relatively soon. I'm more concerned about your
lungs. There's a general haze over the whole area, and it looks kind of
scarred. It's not a huge problem, but they look pretty weak."

My mind reels. Unidentifiable blobs? Hazy lungs? How soon can I get an MRI
scan? "Don't worry about it too much or it will manifest into a physical problem,"
Adam says. "You know, the pulsating is not something I see very often, but
it can sometimes be an emotional block. Maybe that's where you store your

Emotional block? Whew. How about writer's block? I suffer from that quite
often. Either way, at least we're finally talking about concepts I can
almost understand. No one can explain what exactly Adam does. Edgar Mitchell, however, says
this sort of healing is firmly rooted in science -- or at least its fringes.

Mr. Mitchell, a former NASA astronaut and the sixth man to walk on the moon
in 1971 as part of the Apollo 14 mission, has been a mentor to Adam for
several years. He is also a former patient who credits this young man with
making a tumour on his kidney disappear.
"Understand, I have been studying these things for 30 years or more," Mr.
Mitchell, now 74, says over the phone from his home in Florida.

On his return journey to Earth, he says, he experienced a life-changing
epiphany, one he describes as a spiritual awakening that made him instantly
aware that we are all one with the universe. Soon after, he founded the
Institute of Noetic Sciences, now based in Northern California, and has
since spent his entire life trying to understand how mind reading,
telekinesis and seemingly unexplained paranormal phenomena might be
integrated with science theory.

Mr. Mitchell and his peers argue that the world cannot be explained through
cause-and-effect Newtonian physics. They believe that quantum mechanics, a
much less understood science, will one day show that energy is not
restricted to time or location, but is connected to a parallel or universal
field of energy that we can affect through our minds or conscious intent.

Adam, so the theory goes, is one of the rare individuals who can apparently
jump into this alternate field much more easily than most and manipulate the

"The problem of how intentionality can be modelled within science is a very
difficult one," Mr. Mitchell says. "I won't say it's intractable. We have
clues, but no solid answers. Watching folk like this operate will help get
us closer."

Last December, during a routine physical exam, Mr. Mitchell's doctor found a
mass on his kidney that was consistent with renal carcinoma. He asked for a
second opinion from Adam, who thought it might be "hot," and they went to

Adam says that once a week he would connect with Mr. Mitchell's energy field
and visualize the tumour being wrung dry until it crumbled like sand. A
month later, Mr. Mitchell went to a radiologist, who told him the mass was
getting smaller and to keep doing whatever he was doing. By June, it had

"I've worked with some good healers," Mr. Mitchell says. "I think Adam will
be up there among the best. He just needs experience. It wouldn't hurt if he
had more education in anatomy. "

At home in Vancouver, with his first-term finals looming, Adam doesn't
"I'm learning a lot in my classes that are helping me make sense of what
I've experienced. In chemistry, we're learning about the quantum mechanics
of atoms and the zero-point field. In biology, well, we're learning about
all the things we don't know. Basically, half the textbook is made up of
things we don't know. I find that very interesting. I think a lot of the
things I'm working with might be the missing link."

We return to the family room and turn off the lights. As Adam does his
twitching thing, my head starts getting very heavy and falls back on the
couch. Before my eyes close, I feel my chest puffing up like a balloon. When
he finishes, I'm totally pumped and feel like I've just run 10 miles.

"Uh, I think you should stop smoking now, while your body can still recover
from it," Adam advises. "It's okay now, but it won't be in 10 or 15 years.
Why don't you try chewing gum?"

Alexandra Gill is a member of The Globe and Mail's B.C. bureau.
The poster of this article suggests you play with this gift with all
your elderly or dyspeptic pals/relatives. It couldn't HURT!

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