I have been a student of Cosolargy for over a year. Similarities between the medical philosophy of naturopathy and Cosolargy are incredible. The philosophy of medicine now taught as naturopathy was developed just before the end of the 1800s in New York State, by Benedict Lust. At that time, national conflicts in eastern Europe were flooding America with immigrant families. Along with the educated professionals of various cultures came an influx of many philosophies, art forms, and Old-World industries.
The medical profession was an early beneficiary of this immigration, and the skilled practitioners of European healing arts were unlike anything the American doctors had ever encountered. Naturopathy was created as an amalgam, or a professional umbrella, to protect all who shared a respect for the natural laws of health and healing. Active schools of medicine over a century ago included eclectic physicians, homeopathic doctors, sanipractors, physiatrists, nature curists, osteopaths, chiropractors, allopathic doctors, herbalists of many sorts, Native American “medicine people,” and others.
The history of modern medicine is fascinating and worth the time to read about. These diverse groups that Dr. Lust assembled could agree on some basic concepts. Robust health, beauty, and a happy life were gifts from God that were achieved by those following the Laws of Health and Hygiene.
These laws were intended to be observed, taught, and learned by the coming generations in this free country.
Later in the twentieth century, I was a student of the mysteries and esoteric traditions of the East and West. After underwhelming experiences with the undergraduate world of pre-med, I had practiced Asian martial arts and yogic meditational systems and visited Native American and European mystics and healers across America and Western Europe. When I met some fascinating old naturopathic doctors in the Pacific Northwest it became clear to me that this branch of natural medicine was a philosophical ladder. It would help me climb to a better knowledge of Life, including both the physical and metaphysical aspects of health.
Early motivation for these travels was often self-interest as I sought personal remedies. Those natural laws of health and balance that the early naturopaths agreed upon had been enthusiastically misunderstood by some of us in the 1960s. These many healing traditions that I had found had more to share with and learn from each other than to argue about, so naturopathic medicine was worth the high jump back into postgraduate medical school.
Later, in the next century, I encountered Cosolargy through a friend. It had a familiar feel of an inclusive system of personal healing and transformation. Conscious people through history have sought both scientific and religious knowledge to understand themselves and the universe. Cosolargy both honors and elaborates upon that desire. Naturopathic medicine had unified a variety of traditional medical systems around its fundamental concepts of health and balance. Cosolargy unifies the teachings of all known ancient solar religions with a system of practical therapeutic techniques and concepts that provides a guided assist in personal transformation.
I had not been attracted to religions in my earlier journeys because they had seemed to me spiritually void, and most participants were unable to actually live according to their teachings. The solar religions were a complete contrast in that their clear objective was for me to become conscious within the Light Body or the Immortal Soul by following the principles and exercises taught by the system. As advanced practitioners and Church elders were presenting a system that they personally knew to be effective, there was no proselytizing or “preaching,” and no resultant “sales pressure.” I was encouraged to verify through experimentation what the material religions insisted I should accept with faith. As a scientist, that made much more sense to me.
This goal of transformation, common to naturopathy and Cosolargy, among others, is taught to be achieved not by mortification of the physical body so much as by awareness and attention directed upon the spiritual and sublime dimensions. Observing and living within Spiritual Law rewards us with health, long life, and tranquility. These are the worthy goals of both naturopathic medicine and Cosolargy. Their source technologies and concepts come to us from different ancient cultures, but they agree on more than they would argue about.
Dr Thomas Lee is an Advanced Practicioner of Homeopathy and is available for consultation at Steamboat Hot Springs .