How it began
Dr. Karl Nowotny, a specialist in neurology and one of the foremost representatives of individual psychology, died on 18th April, 1965.
Long before this I visited him as a patient. Time and again over the years I had occasion to appreciate his humanity and outstanding personality. I had boundless confidence, respect and admiration for him, both as a person and as a doctor. He had advice and help for every situation and gave courage and strength when sorrow and worry made life seem unbearable. At the time I had no idea a contact that would vastly exceed our medical friendship would unite me with him one day on a psychic plane. I will explain briefly how this came about.
Two days before he died I had a dream. A figure stood before me and spoke three words, „Nowotny is dying“. I was shocked by this unequivocal communication, but could not believe it because the day before he told me he would spend the Easter holidays in his country house. Although Dr. Nowotny had been ailing for some time, there was no reason for concern. Nevertheless, I could not forget the dream. On 19th April – the day after his death – I took courage and tried to reach him by phone. There was no reply that day – or the next. Something was obviously very wrong. By the time I had a reply from his home in Vienna on the 21st, I was not at all surprised by the news.
Deeply moved, I told a dear friend who was visiting me about my vision and the prediction. For many years she had been receiving messages through a good medium from a spirit entity who, in his earthly life, had been a cleric and a close friend of her husband. Her medium was due in Vienna in the summer to continue working with her. She offered to introduce me to her to see whether „Victor“, the cleric, could bring us Dr. Nowotny. I had always refused to have anything to do with the spirit world, but this time agreed without hesitation.
The medium, Bertha, had barely entered my home when Dr. Nowotny came through. I must add that the medium had no idea what I wanted and never knew him. Bertha is a speaking medium who works while fully conscious; she does not go into trance. Anxiously I waited for concrete evidence that I was not being hoaxed and deceived. My friend who brought the medium took this message in shorthand, so I am able to reproduce it word for word:
„I purposely come for only a short while. I do not come because I have been summoned, but because I have the desire to make a brief visit.
„It will be a long time until we meet here. This is why one should never think about the departure from the material world, but always only of life and the obligation to do one’s duty so one can pass through the high portals into the dazzlingly radiant hall with a clear conscience.
„People live in the dark; they do not want to see clearly. But when we have passed through the door we are enlightened and are happy that life on earth is behind us. There is a world beyond. For me it is this world. Oh, how short human life is! It is over so quickly. One must be strong and not falter in one’s plans, not succumb to earthly desires, but be happy, always seeing the good side of things. Sadness makes us weak and weary for every type of work.
„I can only say I am content and do not regret that I had to terminate my life. I had good friends. I am happy to have had them“.
In answer to my question, „What are you doing now, doctor?“ came the reply: „I have as much to do as when I was alive. Many people come and want my advice, but they don’t follow it. I have given a lot of people encouragement and tried to strengthen them. They pay no attention after they have left me. They are like children leaving school. They don’t think about the lesson and forget what they have learned“.
If his first words encouraged me to think that everything was in order, the last sentence convinced me completely because these were the exact ones he often used to round off his lectures at the adult evening classes.
Subsequently I made several trips to Budapest and the medium Bertha in order to maintain contact and to receive more such pleasant messages. It was a great success, but the wish for constant contact grew steadily stronger. I plucked up courage and asked through the medium if Dr. Nowotny would not try to write with my hand, as I knew about automatic writing.
In October 1966 we tried this for the first time. After two days I could receive messages, albeit slowly, without the medium. The writing grew steadily stronger and faster. In April 1967 I began this work.
The first volume comprised 116 pages of manuscript. Dr. Nowotny said much more was to follow. The text is transcribed word for word from the manuscript.
I conclude with Dr. Nowotny’s wish, „May this work be an incentive for doctors and all interested readers to guide people along the right path, to show them the value of a good philosophy of life and give them peace and confidence.“
The medium Grete Schröder
Foreword, by Megan Long C.G.W.M.
My first contact with the Nowotny method of healing was when I was asked to review Volume III and instantly realised that I had to read Volumes I and II to find out how it all began. Advisedly, it is essential to begin with Volume I and continue sequentially through to Volume VI.
As I read, it was obvious that mankind was being offered a method of healing, given free to the world by Dr. Karl Nowotny, now resident in the spirit world, or as he terms it, the „fourth dimension“. Nevertheless, he is still concerned for the well-being of those on earth who are crying out for help.
While on earth, Dr. Nowotny totally dedicated himself to the welfare of his patients, always trying to find ways which would lead him to understand and to treat the conditions that prevailed amongst those who came to consult him. Once on the „other side of life,“ he saw for himself how much more could be accomplished if only doctors on earth were prepared to accept and to use the information that he was able to impart to them, even if it was communicated through a medium. Not only could they then heal bodies and minds, but also souls and spirits.
Spiritual healers will immediately recognise the truth contained within this statement. Never is it only sufficient to heal the body of its disease for to be successful, healing must also touch the soul. Yet even more than this was occurring; Karl Nowotny discovered that not only was the patient receiving healing, but also disembodied souls, souls who at death had found themselves in a „place,“ a condition, an environment, that was unfathomable to them. Confused, fearful and lost, to whom could they turn for aid?
„Time’s revolving wheels“ (Petrarch) eternally rolling forward bring change with each revolution. Universal flowing energies, spiritual energies, have quickened. Almost overnight, the awareness of the New Age has given the people instinctive perception of its psychic heritage. This awakening is bound to produce problems for those with no spiritual leanings.
From every generation, in every country, cries have been heard in the spirit world, „Help me“. Individuals are experiencing contact with psychic influences for the first time, unseen forces that they do not understand and about which they know nothing, or very little. They „feel“ different from „normal human beings“, whatever they consider normal to be.
Healers and mediums have often heard this familiar tale of woe. Unfortunately, it is often too late for some who have turned to alcohol or drugs seeking a solution. Inevitably, this can also work the other way around. Because of drug or alcoholic abuse, the psyche is „freed“ to work without restraint, out of control, manifesting destructively through every aspect of the emotional levels of the body, mind and spirit.
Having turned to orthodox medicine, possibly diagnosed schizophrenic, they are put on permanent medication to subdue the symptoms and keep the patient „under control“. Over a long period of time this treatment damages the soul. Should they commit suicide, ofttimes they find themselves in the same mental condition. Time is then required, cosmic time, to heal and resolve the problem.
The man in the street fears mental illness and turns away. Members of the family of someone suffering from mental distress have been known to ostracise the sufferer. All mediums know that „hearing voices“ do not indicate that the person who hears them is insane, mentally unbalanced or schizophrenic. Who will admit to having a relation suffering with mental problems? Shut it in a cupboard, do not talk about it, do not recognise it, it will go away. But it does not.
Prayer and healing are not always the answer so a practical resolution must be determined. Doctors can be shown that cancer cells have regenerated, that malignancy has gone into remission, that the tumour has shrunken or even disappeared. They may not understand the how, why or what of the reason, but accept the result of the spiritual healing given, they must.
Sadly, mental stress often shows no immediate visible physical symptom until it is too late. When ulcers, allergies, heart disease or cancer develop, it is the complaint that is treated, not the cause.
Dr. Nowotny desired to influence the medical authorities with his message of hope. Still he waits for a positive response to the appeals that have been made to them. Eventually they will come to understand that what is being offered is not only a practical method of healing for the physical body, but also for the spirit and the soul.
Doctors who use their orthodox medical training hand in hand with spiritual healing can be of far greater use to their patients. Like all revolutions, it only needs one strong man, or woman, to stand up and be counted – others will follow.
Throughout the five volumes currently available – one more is to follow – Dr. Nowotny offers sound advice on how one should live one’s life. „Pay attention to the rules that must be observed before you establish contact with the world beyond“, he says in Volume IV whilst in Volume V he states: „We do not have to keep proving the existence of the spirit realm. It is only a matter of our attitude towards it and how we can best live with it“.
Youngsters at parties are still playing at glass-and-alphabet seances, with ouija boards and table turning. It seems to them just a harmless game, a bit of fun. What then if alcohol or drugs are in use, or both? The consequences, as we who work in this field know all too well, are often fatal. On the other hand, used under the right conditions, moving glasses and ouija boards have produced remarkable evidence of survival and teaching. This only proves to substantiate the Nowotny instruction for following the „rules and regulations“, as Grete Schroeder did when establishing beyond doubt that Karl Nowotny was in truth her communicator.
The frequent response to new medical treatment is not to give it credence immediately. Put the report at the bottom of the pile and forget it is there. Let someone else take up the cudgels on its behalf. There is always tomorrow, next week, next year. But the need is now. Doors are slowly opening for healers to work in hospitals and surgeries. So too are doctors sending their patients to healers. Yes, the tide is turning but only slowly in favour of the need of the people. The publication of the Nowotny books proves beyond doubt that recognition has been given to the knowledge and expertise they contain and the desperate need for this teaching.
Volume I is the first step along the road that leads to a greater understanding of life and of the human psyche and all its complexities. Many people say that it is important for man to recognise his psychic talents. Not so. It is man’s acceptance that his immediate need is for spiritual progress that requires recognition. Nowotny stresses the necessity for rethinking one’s way of life in all five volumes, providing the reader over and over again with so many examples to show why this re-programming should take place.
Christian Spiritualism is a practical religion. Standards are set and much of the Christian Spiritualist concept can be found peppered throughout the whole of the five volumes of Nowotny and lie within the Christian ethic of healing. More important still, perhaps for today, is the realisation that the Nowotny method has been proved to be effective, and permanently so.
„It is the duty of those on earth who are more highly developed not to rest on their laurels and enjoy the fact that they are better and more advanced than others“, says Dr. Nowotny. „They have to educate these people (those not yet developed) even if the task seems hopeless. Many generations later the seeds sown will bear fruit“.
When man comes to understand his threefold nature, then we will see a world evolving into a state of love and peace, for which many prayers have been uttered over many generations. As the mind becomes set upon Higher Development and Spiritual Progress, there is less opportunity for the infiltration of lower energies into the light of the soul. It has become strong within its own level of Christ consciousness.
The five Nowotny volumes constitute a handbook of his method, a complete progression of instruction for both medical practitioners and healers. Families of those who suffer will find them equally educational. This is a complete social healing process.
Those who teach that we are wholly responsible for ourselves, our thoughts, words and deeds; that it is we, who, when we pass into the spirit realm, judge ourselves, are only teaching what is partially true. We are ultimately responsible to God. „It is He who created us and not we ourselves“. The free-will given to man is only free-will when man gives it back to God. He then gives it back to man with an added responsibility that he uses it in love and service to mankind.
The Nowotny method of healing gives to everyone the opportunity to give back to God, a life – a life that can be worthwhile and fulfilled, both spiritually and materially. Here is offered a way back from the darkness for countless souls in generations yet to come.
Additionally, we are privileged to participate in the spiritual progression of Karl Nowotny, a doctor, alive and communicating from the Fourth Dimension. Who of you, throughout the world, is strong enough to take up his mantle? Which of you is dedicated enough to ease the fear and pain of a fellow human being? Please answer his call. He is waiting.
Megan Long, C.G.W.M.
Introduction, by Dr. Karl Nowotny
I would like to write a foreword to the work I intend to put to paper. I will try to interpret everything from a worldly viewpoint to avoid errors that will occur if the spiritual viewpoint is inadvertently substituted.
For there is an enormous difference between the two. The concepts are so opposed, so contradictory, that earthly man will be totally confused if the other world’s laws are applied in judgement to matters of his world.
The concepts “good“ and “bad“ are quite different here and there. What appears a crime to an incarnate person can be a good deed here – or at least not one to be punished – as it occurs because of a higher order. Of course, earthly justice can only be based on laws which permit judgement in accordance with visible principles and tangible norms.
I intend to take the abilities of material man into consideration, and will only explain and illustrate what can be grasped with incarnate insight and intelligence. In any case, I will only review matters that concern temporal people. Until now they have never been properly explained, even with earthly insight. Much still remains to be said before they can be accepted into the philosophy of life of the generation living on earth today.
People have shaped opinions about the state of the human body, the spirit and the soul. In many instances these opinions are likely to help avoid damage and heal serious illnesses, but they are still far removed from the truth and particularly from the correct recognition of the interrelations of the real causes and their accurate interpretation of them.
In my work I will begin by giving a general idea of the connection between spirit, soul and body, and then explain the correlations, the tasks which each element has to fulfil, what it needs and how it must be treated in order to complete the work properly.
With this I would like to close my introduction. Tomorrow I will begin to explain the interrelation between earthly life and the world beyond and the natural laws that result and are the foundation for every occurrence in this sphere.