That which lies still is easy to hold;
that which is not yet manifest is easy to forestall
And always remember, when a disease has taken you it is difficult. It can be cured but it will take time. It could have been prevented if you had become aware before it became manifest.
In Soviet Russia a new photography is developing every day, a photography of very great potential. They call it Kirlian photography. Kirlian has developed very sensitive films which can take photos of your aura, of your electric body. Through those photographs it has become possible to see if you are going to be ill within six months; the photograph will show, right now today, that after six months you are going to become a victim of T.B. or something else. You are not aware of it at all, no physician could say that you are going to be ill, you may appear perfectly healthy. The disease is not yet manifest. It has not come to the physical body, it has not even come to the mind, it is still in the electric body – which is the subtlest thing in you, what religions have been calling the astral body.
The word astral comes from the word for star; astral means the star body, made of the light of the stars. It means the electric body. That’s why the science of stars is called astrology.
Now Kirlian has developed a very scientific device to predict diseases, and he predicts a hundred percent correct; and when he says: “This disease is coming,” nobody can believe it; no physician can check it anywhere, it is nowhere – because the physician can check at the most the body, and no psychiatrist can check it anywhere because he can check only the mind; it is still deeper, unmanifest, in the astral. And Kirlian says it can be treated there, and then it will never come.
This seems to have a very great potentiality for the future. Some day or other every hospital is going to be an experiment with the astral body. Then only can diseases disappear completely, because they will be treated before they ever come to you, before you ever become aware that they are there.