The New Human Design
A Conversation with Richard Gordon
by Sydney L. Murray
Richard Gordon has spread the teachings of Quantum-Touch around the globe. Not only has he helped thousands of people heal from a multitude of issues, but he is committed to bringing scientific credibility to this work. Gordon believes that healing yourself is possible, and is in the process of redefining what it means to be human.
Vision Magazine: Our theme this month is “No Time Like the Present.” What would that term mean to you?
Richard Gordon: There are things that we can do now that in previous times didn’t seem possible.I came across something about three years ago that anybody can learn and that clearly shows that consciousness affects matter. You can use your awareness, and in an extremely fast pace help reduce pain and inflammation and accelerate the healing process. But most dramatically and visibly, right here and now, without suggestion, you can adjust people’s posture without touching them, even people who are highly skeptical. Not only that, but you could do 100 people simultaneously in a room. It takes maybe 15 or 20 seconds.
VM: Is that Quantum-Touch?
RG: This is an advanced form of Quantum-Touch. I learned about the basic Quantum-Touch in 1978 from an old man named Robert Rasmussen, and I helped evolve it after I took over after his retirement. What we found was that there are ways of focusing and amplifying the energy way beyond the basic QT.
And the Quantum-Touch work does extraordinary healing, but this new technique we call “The New Human,” an advanced form of Quantum-Touch, seems to work about three to five times faster than the basic Quantum-Touch, and it allows people a level of freedom we’ve never imagined possible.
VM: Does it work on both the psycho-emotional as well as the physical being? Does it work on the whole being, essentially?
RG: Let’s back up. The body heals itself. The definition of a healer is someone who was sick and got well. And a great healer is someone who was very sick and got well quickly. We don’t actually heal other people. What we do is we hold a field of energy and let the other person match the vibration, the energy of the practitioner, and do their own self-healing. That said, yes! You can work on emotional and psychological issues to some extent.
In workshops I’ve had people running energy into each other’s brains. We do a lot of brainwork in the class, and what we see is when people meditate, after 15 minutes of this, and I ask the question (after about a three-minute meditation), “How many felt unprecedented quietness in your head?” almost every hand goes up. People feel they’ve never been so internally quiet after someone else was meditating for them.
VM: So what would be, in your opinion, the reason for that?
RG: Well, because our love is actually a real force that changes the outer reality. And by learning how to focus and amplify our love in specific kinds of ways, we can affect the organs, the tissues, the glands, and the systems of the body. And by focusing our attention inside the brain, it has an effect on our consciousness. You can help people go into all the states of consciousness.
A friend of mine is a scientist, Chris Duffield. He examined my work and commented that it is as if I discovered a new human operating system and now we are discovering all the apps. So one of the most exciting things about this is we continue to discover new applications we’ve never dreamed of, just by thinking about it. For example, I took on a rescued kitten, and she is an adorable cat, but she wanted to crawl all over me all the time. She couldn’t stand to be alone because of her separation when she was a little kitten. So I did a meditation where I reunited her back with her mom and sent the energy as if I was doing a healing session. When I came back home after doing this five-minute meditation, she was comfortable not even being on me for the rest of the day. She was sleeping 20 feet away from me, kind of wandering around following me, but not having to be on me. And that lasted for over a week before I had to repeat it. She got a little bit needy again.
VM: For people that aren’t aware of your teachings, how would you describe Quantum-Touch?
RG: Quantum-Touch is a form of energy healing. It’s a form of hands-on-healing, for the most part, that allows the practitioner to raise the vibration using breathing and body awareness exercises. Then, through resonance and entrainment, the person you’re working on matches your vibration and it accelerates the healing process. That’s why we’ve seen tremendous success on the widest range of conditions and why we have doctors, chiropractors, nurses, and physical therapists using it; and we’ve got practitioners in over 50 countries around the world. And my book is now in 17 languages.
VM: What led you on this journey of developing Quantum-Touch? What was the impetus?
RG: My first book had come out in 1978, called “Your Healing Hands: The Polarity Experience,” which is in 10 languages now. And I was very excited about the use of life-force energy for healing. And when I met Robert Rasmussen a few months before my book went into print, I was there because a friend of mine was in the front of the room. And I hadn’t ever really noticed that she had major scoliosis in her back. We were all looking at all the bones in her back as he placed his fingers on her hips, and the hips rolled into alignment. And he placed his hand on her shoulders and the shoulders rolled, and the occipital ridge moved. And you could see as he moved up and down her spine that the spine was actually straightening out. Kind of like a hot knife through butter, just everything moving. And I got so intrigued and fascinated by it. I happened to be his neighbor. I became his friend. I would hang out with him often and pick his brain to understand why he was doing this. It seemed that there was a human potential that we didn’t understand, and I later learned, of course, that everyone could do this. This is a basic human skill. That’s how I got into it.
VM: In looking at our culture, maybe the United States, where do you think we are at in terms of people truly being able to heal themselves as a population?
RG: The momentum hasn’t been real positive. Obesity has been increasing. And while there is a segment of the population that is becoming increasingly conscious, it seems that a large segment is becoming increasingly unconscious. Self-healing involves the emotional, the nutritional, the exercise, and the connection to our spirituality. And none of these in and of themselves are enough. You really need to combine them all together. So the Quantum-Touch isn’t the final answer. It’s an essential, vital, beautiful answer, but it isn’t the only valuable answer.
VM: Tell us more about The New Human.
RG: In that, we see that we have these abilities that have been either unknown, undocumented, or perhaps rediscovered. But when you understand that you can put the energy into any system, organ, or gland, it allows you to start seeing things happen that are truly remarkable. I spent a day, and I videotaped it, in Santa Monica when they had an open festival at the Promenade. And I just walked up to everybody and said, “Hey I am doing some meditation to help heal people. Do you have any pain?” And every single person I talked to had his or her pain go down radically, usually in about a minute and a half to two and a half minutes. If you look up Dr. Oz and Quantum-Touch, you’ll see the video right away. I quoted Dr. Oz stating that the next breakthrough in medicine is going to be involved with energy healing.
VM: What would you say is the greatest force for change in our world?
RG: The greatest force for change in the world is people accessing their compassion. And compassion is not only the empathy to feel what others are experiencing, but also the desire to heal it. All love is actually a real force that does change the outer reality. And the work we are doing now, when it’s looked at by the physicists, it’s going to have to change our understanding of physics to appreciate that love. Because the scientific paradigm itself is based on a massive assumption. And the assumption is that the mind of the scientist is not going to change the outcome of an experiment. And we can demonstrate now, in seconds, that that’s not true. You can work on the most hostile, skeptical person who will actively fight against you—and it doesn’t matter—and be able to show visual structural changes in them in seconds..
VM: That’s amazing that you believe that healing is truly innate, that it is a human capability.
RG: There is no doubt about it. When I taught the workshops in basic Quantum-Touch years ago, one of the things I showed people as a demonstration was that you could adjust people’s posture with putting your hands on them. And you put your hands on the front and the back and you run the energy, and 30 seconds, a minute, or two minutes later they are adjusted. In the advanced class, they stand there, we measure somebody, everybody to their satisfaction, see how far off they are. And I stare at them for about eight seconds or less. And I say, “Check it now,” and their jaws drop open and the whole room gasps like, oh my God! I told my teachers who are teaching The New Human workshops about working on a whole room at once. And one of the instructors has been reporting back that she can adjust the posture of an entire room simultaneously. Actually, anybody can do it. It’s just that we haven’t tried. It’s just that we didn’t make the effort. When you know something is impossible, you are very un-inclined to test it. And I am demonstrating things that people think are impossible. I was in a café a few years ago and my friend said, “Hey, show this woman”—she was some celebrity/actress person—“show her how you can adjust her hips with energy.” And I was just about to put my hands on and do that and he said, “I bet you can do that without touching.” I said, “Really?” He said, “Yeah, try it.” And I automatically knew how to do it somehow. And I tried it and it worked instantly. And I thought, oh my God, this is such a breakthrough.
In the last workshop I taught, there was a psychotherapist on the call. We did this world tele-seminar with people on all of these different continents on the call. And he said, “Oh my gosh, this is so easy. I can do this. Why didn’t they teach this in psychotherapy school?” Like in two days, he had tools. And some of my students have told me that they’ve been able to take clients out of years and years of depression in a couple of sessions, using this method. Because they find out what they are really angry about. They release the anger instead of giving them drugs.
VM: What can someone expect from a weekend seminar with you?
RG: You would start with the basic Quantum-Touch workshop and you would learn to use breathing and body awareness exercises to move the life-force energy that moves through us. You learn to focus it, and then you’d add your love to that life-force energy. And you’d work on people in the room. Generally, we saw the pain level of the room go down anywhere from 50 to 80 percent in the course of the weekend, from all the conditions that people brought. There’s a lot of extraordinary healing that takes place in those classes. But more so, people use skills they can use on each other—amazing first aid kind of results. I work on a men’s basketball research project and we saw that the average 10-minute session brought down the pain level by 50 percent.
Richard Gordon is a visionary and a pioneer with 35 years of experience in the field of energy medicine. He is the best-selling author of Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal and Your Healing Hands: The Polarity Experience. As founder of the Quantum-Touch organization, Gordon has traveled internationally, speaking at medical centers, conferences, and chiropractic colleges, and was faculty at Heartwood Institute and the Holistic Health Institute. Quantum-Touch has been in business for over 16 years and currently has over 1,300 certified practitioners in over 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://about.quantumtouch.com or call toll-free at 888.424.0041.