I am currently enjoying a book entitled: “Healing with Form, Energy, and Light” by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
It is about the ancient ‘Bon” spiritual tradition, which some say is over 17,000 years old, and precursor of Tibetan Buddhism traditions. It has its basis in Shaminism, Purification, and Rituals to help us find inner balance in our beings through the elements: earth, fire, water, air, and space.
The five basic elements correspond to five life-sustaining qualities: Stability, Inspiration, Comfort, Flexibility, and Accommodation.
The author is a Master in healing,purification, meditation, and teaching.
His book details how imbalance in the elements in our bodies can result in an imbalance in health.
He outlines different types of healing: medicinal, psycho-therapeutic, shamanic, energetic; and in all these modalities he comes back to the need for balance between earth and air, water and fire, space and the basic four elements.
The trinity of perception: subject, object, and substance are presented in their basic essences of experience, experiencer, and awareness.
I can’t say enough about the insights which are contained within his wisdom; how knowledge, understanding and awareness are the foundation of our attaining freedom from ignorance and suffering.
The “Bon” tradition doesn’t focus so much on suffering, illness, disease, and dying as it attempts to harmonize human existence within the frame of the elements and how by being in harmony with them our lives can be filled with Joy, Peace, and Freedom.
At the same time, I’m combining the influence of Torkom Saraydarian’s book: ‘The science of becoming Oneself” where the goal of our spiritual attainment is to ascend the ladder of Jacob, beyond our physical plane upward towards purifying our emotional and mental planes, higher upwards into the Buddhic, Monadic, and Atmic levels of spiritual attainment, eventually becoming One with the Causal Essence which is pure Emptiness.