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Edith Cowan Uni bans crystal healing training seminars

Edith Cowan University has decided to ban training seminars on crystal healing from its campus.

The seminars have apparently been running on the university grounds since 2011, and the next was due to take place on June 25.

But in response to queries from Australian Skeptics Inc, ECU Vice-Chancellor Prof Steve Chapman says that “We have written to the organisation and requested that they remove all reference to these events on their website.”

“We will not be accepting any booking requests from this organisation, or related organisations, in the future.”

He added that “After conducting a thorough interrogation of our venue booking system, we have been unable to identify any bookings for this particular event or any future events of this nature.”

This may be because the seminars might have been under the name of Namaste Life Centre, which runs the events and offers a range of crystal healing ‘services’. We have suggested the University look into this possibility to ensure that the events do not still run but under a different name.

The seminars were designed to teach would-be ‘health’ practitioners how to do ‘Pranic Crystal Healing’. At the seminars, “you will learn how to harness the power of one of Mother Earth’s precious gifts, crystals and gem stones, which you can use to enhance your healing ability, spirituality and prosperity.”

Among the topics covered:
• Increasing your healing power by 200 times or more by using special crystals.
• Extracting negative emotions and diseased energies from your aura quickly and easily.
• Creating personal barriers and shields so that you don’t absorb your patients’ diseased energies when healing.

The Namaste Life Centre in Perth is managed by husband and wife team Dean and Sandy Tollis. Dean Tollis is also a change management consultant to businesses.

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  • As long as a market consisting of the gullible exists for this nonsense, it will continue in one form or another, combat it how we will.

  • Pseudoscience, health quackery, and New Age baloney should not be allowed on any university campuses. It gives these people a kind of 'status' - "Oh, but it's taught at Uni so it must be legitimate." The Snake Oil merchants have been doing it for years, globally, but often Uni Admins don't realise what's going on until someone exposes them. Any decent University does not want to be associated with peddling Woo and Flim Flam. It besmirches their reputation as a credible center of learning. Onya, Skeptics!

  • Ewwww! Maybe there is something to this, because from half a world away, I feel unclean reading that. Also a vague cringing and itching sensation. Increase 200 times EWWWWWW!!!! There it is again! Unclean! Unclean! :D