Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Ric Weinman, the Vortex Healer
Ric Weinman, the handsome devil depicted below, is a "Vortex Healer".
In case you haven't come across it before, the Vortex Healing website describes the practice as a
"Diving healing art from the Merlin lineage, designed to transform the roots of emotional consciousness, heal the physical body..."
As if that were not impressive enough, Ric's recent advert in Kindred Spirit proclaims a series of workshops, at which you can
"...[study] a form of energy healing that is deep enough to re-wire the brain, change the sound of musical instruments..."
I'm sure it's not Ric's intention to "re-wire the brain" in order to raise an army of obedient mutant cybermen, but just in case he is, here's an ASA complaint to thwart his evil plans before they get out of hand!
"I write to complain about an advert appearing in "Kindred Spirit" magazine, Summer 2010 issue, p15.
The advert, for the "Vortex Healing Institute", promotes a series of spiritual healing workshops.
I suspect that the advert may be in breach of two sections of the British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (CAP) code. I can provide an original copy of the advert by post, if required.
1. The advert contains the text:
"...studying a form of energy healing that is deep enough to re-wire the brain, change the sound of musical instruments, release deep karmic issues, and prepare the person & energy system for the reality of spiritual awakening..."
2. Under Sections 3.1 and 50.1 of the CAP Code, I challenge whether the advertiser holds documentary evidence to prove any of the following claims, and I challenge whether the claims are backed by evidence, where appropriate consisting of clinical trials conducted on people:
(i) "Vortex Healing" can "re-wire the brain"
(ii) "Vortex Healing" can "change the sound of musical instruments"
3. I confirm that I have no connections with the advertiser, the magazine or with the alternative medicine industry in general. I confirm that I am not involved in legal proceedings with the advertiser or the magazine."