The KARMIC COSMOS of our HEALTH - Part 2

Following up on the first part of THE KARMIC COSMOS OF HEALTH and the legendary story of Poland's most famous bioenergotherapeutist, herbalist and clairvoyant of all times, AGNIESZKA PILCHOWA, mentioned in J. E. Kerry's epic Sci-Fi novel THE CHRONICLES OF QI, we'll today go a little deeper into the process of world healing and the conclusion on Agnieszka's healing ideology that reflected a very unique part of the overall alternative medicine community in post-war Poland.

Agnieszka Pilchowa predicted that difficult times would come, as a result of which the karma of entire nations would be cleansed. She predicted that before this happened, there would be a great war between good and evil, embracing all the dimensions of being. According to one of her predictions, there would be outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases, spreading with extreme intensity. In this situation, traditional preventive measures might prove insufficient, and Agnieszka recommended taking extraordinary action, which included the use of vaccines, because she confessed that in difficult circumstances only this could save lives on a large scale. She considered that the production of vaccines was linked to depriving animals of their vital force, so she feared that the cost of this suffering might be too great. However, it must be remembered that, according to her, man in his perfect primordial form created animals, as she wrote in the spirit of her mythological cosmology:

"… As I have pointed out many times, God created animals – we brought them to life by improper creativity in thick matter. We imprisoned within them a grain of our spiritual light that animates the animals, gives them intelligence, and almost all our qualities. Once the animals have ceased to exist on the physical plane, their astral forms – their “souls” – begin to dissolve, turning into the original forms of energy from which they were once brought to life. The grain of our spirit enslaved in them will flow back to us, bolstering our spiritual power. The preparation of vaccines accelerates this process to a certain extent, since the animals used for this purpose, after leaving their physical bodies, cannot be reincarnated."

According to Agnieszka, during the preparation of vaccines, animals’ life forces are weakened through the injection of microorganisms, which in turn mobilize “the best magnetic forces, which simply burst through the astral flame”. She also advises that the people involved in these actions can eliminate the suffering of animals “through a rational suggestion that acts like a drug”. According to Agnieszka, the soul of an animal, after its strength is used in vaccines, “dissolves, no longer capable of taking animal forms even in the astral body. It turns into a roaring and oscillating ethereal wave, which in turn becomes transformed into living ethereal energy that flows into our astral shell”.

Agnieszka's concept of vaccines fits her vision of a return to the unity of the whole universe, made possible through the birth of Christ. A particularly interesting thread within this myth is the great significance of the Star of Bethlehem, whose action Agnieszka presented with a truly Gnostic verve. The manifestation of this transcendental light opened the way for the activation of the supreme forces dormant in every human being. Thanks to this,

"… the spirit grows. It grows in his suffering, grows in torment … There will be no shadows left behind us, the abyss of sadness and the curse of blood will disappear. Everything can be transformed, for Christ has taught us miracles, and everyone has the power of miracles in him."

According to Agnieszka, however, liberation would only happen with the upcoming New Era, which she anticipated with hope. This cosmic perspective, according to her concept, also translated into everyday life, because in individual cases of illness as well the ultimate healer is Christ, and moreover, the healing process should always begin in the soul.

Agnieszka repeatedly underlined the role of prayer in her activities, as well as the Christian nature of the treatment. This “evangelical” aspect of healing began to dominate her writings printed in Hejnał after 1935. It seems that with time she developed a stronger affinity to Christian faith. From that time, her texts increasingly included medical or herbal advice, with more numerous descriptions of prayer and specific reports of meetings with spiritual carers, and above all with Christ.


The interest in alternative medicine was very lively in pre-war Poland. These ideas were especially popular in the esoteric milieu. However, the outgoing message usually had a very narrow and essentially pragmatic character – it concentrated on recommendations, councils and propositions of a preventive nature or dealt with specific cases of illness.

Concepts like the one created by Agnieszka – a full and consistent, yet completely mythologized vision of the world, which would answer questions about the source of evil, suffering, and disease – were rare.

Her narratives are unique in this respect. They are the illness narratives par excellence. By inserting disease (but also the healing process) into a broad cosmological context, Agnieszka gave individual suffering a universal dimension. She showed it as part of the cosmic process of healing the world. The ailment experienced by the individual gained importance and meaning through the fact that it became a part of the cosmic process. The fact that, in addition to specific therapeutic recommendations, Agnieszka offered an explanation of the causes and nature of suffering – that is, she answered the question “why?” / “why me?” – contributed to her popularity and the popularity of her ideas. The narratives created by Agnieszka, in fact, justified illness, suffering, and failure; in a way, they justified their existence, which meant that they could be perceived as a necessary element of the universal process (not an accidental and meaningless event).

In Agnieszka’s narratives, illness was a consequence of a cosmic fall.

As such, it was a kind of “reincarnation trait” in the life of every human being, connecting him with the original sin. Therefore, all treatments, especially those concerning illnesses with a vague diagnosis, required spiritual insight. Only internal healing could guarantee release from karmic law. Agnieszka emphasized that faith in Christ is an important aspect of this process. At the same time, in her esoteric vision of the world (hence, of illness as well), this approach did not contradict mythological explanations. It also accommodated rational elements (such as naturopathy and even vaccination, as mentioned above), but the Clairvoyant of Wisła interpreted them in accordance with her own worldview, giving them esoteric meaning.

In Agnieszka’s conceptions one can also see elements from various esoteric currents popular in the interwar period in Poland – in particular, spiritualism, with which she remained connected for some time, as well as Theosophy and Anthroposophy, which enjoyed great popularity in Poland during this time; one may also notice inspirations flowing in from the spirituality of the East, as well as from the various superstitions and prejudices of ordinary people (such as those involving nightmares, ghosts, vampires, the loss or theft of the soul, visiting the ghosts of the dead, etc.).

However, all of them were interpreted in a way consistent with Agnieszka’s view of the world. It can also be assumed that the fact that her visions were dynamic, reflecting to a certain extent the political and social situation of Poland at that time, also enhanced their popularity. These visions functioned, it seems, in the same way as Agnieszka’s illness narratives – they allowed social events to be given meaning, justifying them and showing them as an indispensable element in the cosmic process of the healing the world.

After the Second World War, which dispersed the Polish esoteric environment, Agnieszka and her ideas were forgotten. This was not only the Clairvoyant of Wisła case – most of the esoterics who developed their ideas in Poland’s interwar period shared this fate. Poland’s entry into the Eastern Bloc and the dominion of communist ideology effectively prevented the development of such ideas (or the continuation of those created before the outbreak of war), the more so that a significant proportion of them – as in the case of Agnieszka – had a clear patriotic slant. They were therefore perceived not only as a manifestation of obscurantism, but also anti-state thinking.

[Source : Izabela Trzcińska – Agata Świerzowska: Agnieszka Pilchowa’s Views and Concepts]

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