...This is the title of the interview with the long-time archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lublin (Poland) - Boleslaw Pylak, that appeared in 2008 in the January issue of the monthly "Nieznany Świat"/"Unknown World", illustrating the viewpoint of this Catholic Church official on bioenergy and radiesthesie. He deepened his reflections in a following article - "Biotherapy, naturotherapy, radiesthesie: support for man's health" (,,Nieznany Świat", January 2012): ...Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, present Metropolitan Bishop of Krakow (Poland), while performing duties of secretary to Pope John Paul II, presented a response to a question regarding bioenergy therapy that was included in a letter to the Pope:
Some talents (sensitivity to radiation), are a natural gift from God, which people have in various intensities. However, only about 20% of the world population is characterized by it to such a degree that they may help another human being and themselves. Not taking advantage of this gift would be an offense against the good Creator. Not helping others would be a sin of neglect (...) What is (...) biotherapy, also called natural medicine? We include under this name several forms of acting upon an ailing organism, in order to return to it the healthy equilibrium. From the legal point of view, the activity of bioenergy therapists consists of recognition of the bioenergy disturbances in the organism, their removal, restitution of free flow of bioenergy, cleansing of the organism at the bioenergy level, and also supplementation of the sphere of bioenergy deficiencies in order to stimulate natural defense forces of the organism, strengthening of the immune system and acceleration of regeneration processes of that organism. Bioenergy therapy does not seek to be called academic medicine. It only wishes to lend support to that medicine and possibly supplement it. It is earlier and older than its sister - the academic medicine - which makes use of various types of modern technical equipment. It still is practiced in many countries of the world, often in harmonious symbiosis with conventional medicine (...). Can Catholics take advantage of services (...) of healers and radiesthesie practitioners? Yes, most certainly. These are actions that make use of natural talents of human nature given to us by the Creator for our good (...) Attributing effects of the actions of biotherapists to an evil spirit is nonsense. An evil spirit acts where a human being opens his heart to him, but has no access to people who live according to God's precepts (...) Interpreting the effects of biotherapy as fruits of autosuggestion (psychological effect of placebo) is not proper, because biotherapists also help children, people who are not aware of it and animals. Bioenergy therapy attempts to return to the organism its optimum psychophysical state, which undoubtedly proves to be beneficial when treating its actual ailments. Salus infirmorum suprema lex - Health of the ailing is the highest law. This principle is always binding upon all.
OPINION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II...
...If this is to serve the good of the people, there is nothing wrong in it, which could be contrary to the Catholic faith (...) in man there are many possibilities and God did not forbid him to use the mind for worthy purposes... Thus, we had received the opinions of St. Peter's successor himself.
...Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, present Metropolitan Bishop of Krakow (Poland), while performing duties of secretary to Pope John Paul II, presented a response to a question regarding bioenergy therapy that was included in a letter to the Pope: