Foreword from the book:
Dr. Bach is
well known for his genuine mix of humble spirituality and down-to-earth
understanding, and his simple philosophy has been a source of great
inspiration and comfort to many people. Heal Thyself has aroused much
interest which in turn has prompted certain questions about particular
aspects of the book.
In the final
paragraph we are urged to unite with “that great band of the White
Brotherhood”. Some people have expressed concern that Dr. Bach was a
racist. We would like to make it absolutely clear that the use of the
term had nothing whatsoever to do with skin colour or race or religion.
In fact, Dr. Bach found every form of racism abhorrent. Quite simply, he
used the word “white” to mean something light, bright, clean and fresh
in origin, and he regarded everyone of like mind as being part of a
common band or “brotherhood”.
In Chapter 3 Dr.
Bach directly links physical symptoms to negative emotions. However, it
is important to note that he wrote Heal Thyself at the very beginning
of his discoveries. He later abandoned the idea that physical
afflictions were a guide to underlying emotions, as clearly expressed in
The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies: “The mind being the most
delicate and sensitive part of the body, shows the onset and the course
of disease much more definitely than the body, so that the outlook of
mind is chosen as the guide as to which remedy or remedies are
necessary. Take no notice of the disease, think only of the outlook on
life of the one in distress.”
We hope this has
helped allay any misunderstanding, but most of all, we hope you enjoy
the book and find your thoughts and perspective on life enriched as a
Happy reading and best wishes,
The Bach Centre and The Dr. Edward Bach Healing Trust