Since the beginning of time, the bestowing of hands or "laying on of hands" has been practiced by healers to either assist patients or to draw away negative spiritual influences. In many passages of the Bible, Jesus and His disciples bestow their hands over needy people, pleading with God to cure them. Jesus made ample use of this practice and He said that if we wanted to, we could do the same. However, the practice and custom of healing was not described very well before the advent of Spiritism. The phenomena of healing was shrouded in mystery and looked upon as supernatural. Nobody ventured, at least publicly, to explain the strange power that hands could have for alleviating physical and spiritual ailments.
What are Passes
The transfer of energy from one being to another is the essence of a pass, as it is known in Spiritism. Passes revitalize our vital fluids so we may be stronger to face our daily trials. For if we don’t place ourselves in a balanced state, we have less control over our emotions and our body is less able to heal itself.
Passes are given at Spiritist Centers. The object of the pass is to resupply vital fluids to improve the harmony of the body, which should result in better physical and mental health.
Our bodies utilize vital fluids, which is a modification of the universal fluids that make up everything in the Universe. Altered to fit our own spirit and body, vital fluids can be thought of as an energy force that maintains the various energy centers of the body, otherwise known as chakras. Chakras are responsible for keeping all of our bodily functions in harmony. The more vital fluids we have, the more vitality we possess for strengthening our chakras and improving our health.
This transfer of vital fluids is done with the assistance of two beings. One is a loving and caring spirit or benefactor who uses the physical person giving the passes as a channel to supply the patient with energy. The person giving the passes must be in harmony and full of goodwill toward their fellow beings.
During the application of passes, a spirit stands behind the pass giver who stands in front of the person receiving the pass. A benefactor spirit transfers their fluids that they direct from universal fluids into their own spirit. Next, the benefactor spirit directs the flow to the physical person applying the passes. The pass giver's perispirit and body transform the fluids from the spirit to vital fluids that conform to the patient’s requirements, thereby, customizing the form of energy to help the patient with the exact type of assistance they need.
The Therapy of Passes, published by the U.S. Spiritist Symposium.