454 PSYCHOTHERAPY : SCIENTIFIC AND RELIGIOUS chap, xii
concatenation of circumstances if such a psychotherapist had the different parts of his being in harmony instead of remaining as different and hostile elements in his unconscious, all the ground would be prepared for a miracle. At the behest of such a Healer all the little frictions and dislikes, the petty criticisms, the meanness of spirit, the devotion to lower aims which make up so large a part of our lives would be separated off, and higher feelings would be drawn out, as iron filings by a magnet, and there would be miracles in the sense of complete healing, perhaps instantaneous healing. Yet this would not be supernatural in the sense of being out of harmony with what we know of science.
The power of the ideal healer is dependent upon identification with the patient, and that, ultimately, is based upon the greatest gift of all that of love.
The healer who seeks apotheosis will be hated by the * gods \ but the love of the ideal healer is sure to be met with adoration.