The Whale-Watching-Web:Dolphin Healing Centre Opens in Japan
Dolphin Healing Centre Opens in Japan
Brief extracts from an article by Melanie Parker for
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Melanie spoke to Horace after his return from Japan in November
1993 when he was present at the official opening of the Dolphin
Healing Centre along with other representatives from Great Britain,
Holland, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Canada and Norway. The centre
is in a former kindergarten in the grounds of the Myoren-Ji Temple
in Kyoto which was founded in 1294. The magnificent temple contains
many treasures including masterpieces of the Hasegawa school of
screen printing on 42 panels and a traditional rock garden of
Horace said "My man upstairs must have
worked very hard to find such an amazing location for a Dolphin
Healing Centre. It is absolutely wonderful".
Deaf and Dumb
The first person to benefit from a visit to the newly opened centre was the deaf and dumb mother of a
single parent family who had become depressed because she could not cope with her teenage son who
refused to go to school.
Shizuko and Michael Bailey, one of the founder members of Greenpeace, sat-in and gave advice at the
first counselling session with the priest's wife. All communication was done in writing and sign language.
Horace explained that he saw this as a typical case where a holistic approach was appropriate. "We
needed to address the problems of the son as well as the mother."
Psycho Neurological Immunity
"What is the role of the dolphins in all this?" You might well ask. Let Horace explain:
"There is a new and exciting branch of medicine called 'psycho neurological immunity' (PNI) which in a
nutshell proposes that some of our immune systems are mediated by psychological factors."
"I would like to propose the existence of 'psychological neurological recovery (PNR) in which the
processes, not only of resistance to, but also recuperation from, illnesses can also be brought about by
psychological influences," says Dr. Dobbs. "I think dolphins can induce PNR."
Horace Dobbs also proposes that PNR can be stimulated by dolphin images and this is the area he is
investigating in the next phase of Operation Sunflower. We all agree that a picture is more than patches
of pigment daubed on paper and that music is not just noise. But just how do these special sound and
visual images influence how we feel? How our bodies respond?
Music and cartoons are enjoyed everywhere. Horace hopes that the character he and the artist Rico
have created for their fictional dolphin, Dilo, will act as an inducer of dolphin ethos world wide.
You Can Help
Horace is asking anyone interested in
to send dolphin inspired pictures and
recordings of music to the Dolphin Healing Centre in Kyoto. If his latest theory is valid they will add to
the dolphin healing energy already in Kyoto - the spiritual heartland of Japan.
Ki and Dolphin Energy House
Ishizaki Kokyo & Konoe
Daihonzan Myorenzi Gyokuryu-in
Tel: 075 451 0058
Fax: 075 411 3150