2003   JUNE 22   #173

Rev. Antonio C. Agpaoa - (Excerpt from) My Meditations On Self-Awareness

"Dedicated to all those who seek peace of mind and health of body through awareness of their Universal Being. Play this record and listen in a most profound state of meditation. Attune your hearts, minds and spirits with heavenly and divine thoughts. Tony"

Tony Agpaoa was the man called the "Father of Psychic Surgery", the practice of curing the infirmed without scalpel or drugs, but faith in God. Many of these so-called healers have been shown to use slight of hand tricks to remove cancerous tumors of pig guts and chicken blood. Agpaoa became a star of sorts when hundreds of suffering people (generally rich tourists) came to him for help at his Bagio City, Philippines office during the 60's.

Although "healing" many people, whenever he or a family member got ill, it has been documented that he had more faith in a U.S. hospital than his own clinic. While in the States in 1967,he was arrested for fraud but jumped bond and went home where he continued his work till his death in 1982 from a stroke.

On this album, we hear the Reverend himself explain in his own soothing voice how we can heal our body and spirit through self-awareness and oneness with the Universal Mind.

Upon further inspection of the physical being of the record itself, I found the label is a strange gold paint that seems to be printed overtop another sticker and the jacket is of the Everly Brothers "In Our Image" album that was ripped open, reversed and printed on the other side. Still, I play this album in hopes of achieving the divine and loafty.

- Mike Harras

TT-8:27 / 9.7MB / 160kbps 44.1khz
from the LP, "My Meditations On Self-awareness" (Healer's Records) 1970

(Images courtesy of Mike Harras)