A Tradition of Hands

A Thread of Love

Our Mission

We are a non-profit educational center. We are dedicated to preserving and bringing forward a tradition of medicine that benefits individuals, communities and our planet.  We are an ancient alchemical tradition of medicine that midwives the potential within each practitioner and patient, and that treats the deep schisms in the human body, mind and spirit. Much of our modern illness originates in these human fault lines.

We train individual physicians and patients, healers, artists, teachers and students, stewards of land and hearth.  We train physicians of all Traditions developing capacity, tenderness, openness and the passions of service. We train each, individually, and all, together, in service to This Medicine of Oneness. This Tradition addresses the divinity at the heart of Life itself.

For millennia, the Immortal Sages of all Essential Traditions have observed and watched over Life. It is the presence of the Light of the Spirit that constitutes Life. We continue these rigorous and time-tested disciplines of observation: awakening the senses, cleansing the Heart, the diagnosis and treatment of disease.  These are Disciplines given to craft the human, disciplines that fire the ethic and purpose of each individual. These are Disciplines to train the Physician to be able to reach to the Source of Life. This Medicine arrives from a time when the treatment of the individual was the ritual for, and expression of, the treatment for The Whole. The "illness" of the individual was received and related to as a symptom of The Whole.  To address the Spirit requires the longing and the willingness at the heart of each practitioner, to be un-made, made empty. The Teachers that come forward in this Living Tradition lend heart and hand to anyone willing to be remembered in this Service of Love.

The focus of teaching provided at The Unseen Hand occurs in active clinical treatment. The teaching itself provides holistic treatment, both short and long term, to reach the root causes of illness. We work by and with the light of the spirits in each individual. The disciplines of diagnosis and treatment were brought from China by Professor JR Worsley.  The basis for our practice is Classical 5 Element Acupuncture and Hands-on Taoist Alchemical Medicine. As well, we are students of the more western alchemical traditions of healing through incubation, dreams and the direct revelation of the Divine through the arts.  We provide local and residential treatment for those people suffering from devastating illnesses of our time, physical, mental and spiritual.  There is much that cannot be properly addressed without immersion into the rhythms of Nature, a rooting into the Silence inside of all life, and a willingness to change our relationship to Time and the neuroses associated with our modern ambitions and high speed technological lives. We have a special commitment to reaching anyone in our region who is in need of care, regardless of their capacity to pay.

Embedded within this Tradition of Hands are the forgotten Songs of Creation.  Where the Physician and the Poet join in service to the intelligence and covenant of Life. These Songs arrive from our earliest days as humans.  With them the deepest regard and wisdom for the interconnectedness of life on Earth is returned.  The unique Light given to the human spirit is reawakened and rooted. We are made into the instruments that play these Songs.  The Earth is in unspeakable crisis because we have failed this covenant. 

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The Unseen Hand: Medicine from Antiquity does not discriminate on the basis of  race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, or marital status  in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs and other school administered programs as well as appointments to the board of directors, administration, faculty and staff.

The Unseen Hand is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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These Songs were given as Medicine to and for the humans in relation to the Tao and its Reflection, the 10,000 Beings. These Songs come forward in Time now. They reach into the agonies of the modern mind and the crisis of Our World. We are each and all given to the task of Guardianship of this Life. This Tradition teaches us how to remember this task. We are, in this labor, restored to sanity, the joy of life.

Like an incubator, our school protects and accelerates the development of Healers. Physicians and Artists train together, that we are able to be called together, bear the Light together.  We are then used together, as an orchestra, to bring forth the Music of Light upon Light*. Earth herself is calling.  As we remember…we are taught. 

…taught to be able-to stand present to the terrible price paid by all forms of life from the materialism of our modern age and the horrific abuses in our own histories.

…taught to be able-to respond with compassion, skill and the strength to restore integrity.


The ancient Masters were profound and subtle.
Their wisdom was unfathomable.
There is no way to describe it;
all we can describe is their appearance.

They were careful
as someone crossing an iced-over stream.
Alert as a warrior in enemy territory.
Courteous as a guest.
Fluid as melting ice.
Shapable as a block of wood.
Receptive as a valley.
Clear as a glass of water.

Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?

The Master doesn't seek fulfillment.
Not seeking, not expecting,
she is present, and can welcome all things.

Tao Te Ching transl. by Stephen Mitchell

Like an incubator, The Unseen Hand is built to assist in the bringing forth of new life, allowing for the scholarship, visioning and writing to bring this tradition forward. 

We are a lineage of carvers, weavers, poets. We give our Hands. We hold needles that stitch, that open, that insert, that lift, that sever.  As Above, So Below.  Our Hands are crafted, to serve the Creator, the Tao, the Intelligence of Love that defies all word. From whence we come and to whence we return. Healers, Sculptors, Gardeners, Scribes. Hands to reveal the essence of Creation and mend the atrocities of error. True Spiritual Healing. We wash our hands, keep washing our hands. Wash them of all that we have done, for all that must be done. Keep washing our hands, with Light, in this Time of terrific darkness. Our hands are being written, and in the writing, are unwritten.  We are given new hands.  Lifelines, heartlines, songlines of the hand.

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*From the Q’uran: God is the Light of the heavens and earth.  His Light is like this: there is a niche, and in it a lamp, the lamp inside a glass, a glass like a glittering star, fueled from a blessed olive tree from neither east nor west, whose oil almost gives light even when no fire touches it — light upon light — God guides whoever He will to his Light. Al-Nur (24:34-54)