GEMS Healthcare: We Are Not Meant to Die - Teaching a New Life of Purpose, Health and Holiness

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

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With the immanent publication of my new book, We Are Not Meant To Die: Spiritual Healthcare Practices for Longevity and Immortality, this year’s GEMS class will focus on the principles and practices of spiritual life through the prism of personal health and healing.  I call it the Messiah Principle, as we aim to each become our own saviors, reliant on our own inner wisdom that we receive from the invisible reality.

 Trapped in our troubles: Though many of us here in the West are physically -- and perhaps financially free, we often remain spiritually, mentally, and emotionally trapped. This course offers us the opportunity to free ourselves -- self-redeemed, self-saved. Through this practice we gain self-knowing, self-understanding, equanimity and balance.  

The course covers four areas

  • The GEMS model of health -- our Theater of Life. 

  • Our Errors of Living: The disintegrating factors of our lives.  

  • Spiritual Gifts: The integrative and self-organizing functions that perpetuate longevity. 

  • Practices and techniques to reverse the disorganizing process. 

Changing our orientation to life: In this educative class, we change our frame of reference about life, its truth, and our purposes for being here. We explore spiritual principles of the Western tradition and apply it to our everyday life situations: 

 What ails us? We start by examining our everyday life problems – happening in our Theater of Life. From there we swing over to explore the errors of living that have birthed the daily problems; we then relate the errors back to their source – the spiritual errors that have birthed the errors of living. Finally, we apply the remedies to correct our errors. We hone our ‘spiritual intelligence’ through the practices of awareness, intuition, will, and mental imagery. We learn to think in a new way -- not through logic, a closed linear system -- but through analogy, an open, expansive, wholistic and synchronistic form of thinking.  

Spiritual Life is practical: Engaging in spiritual life is the most practical life on Earth; one that reshapes our habitually conditioned, painful suffering, where many of us are yoked, like oxen, to a plough of drudgery and profound unhappiness. With this practice, we renew ourselves by learning to draw on the invisible universe to sustain us in a newly experienced way.  

My Teachers: I draw on my own long intensive years of study as well as to the works of seven sacred souls within the Western spiritual tradition: Colette Aboulker-Muscat (my direct teacher of blessed memory); Valentin Tomberg; Robert Rhondell Gibson; Friedrich Weinreb, Henri Corbin, Medard Boss, and Paul Watzlawick. 


Gerald Epstein, M.D.

351 East 84th Street, 10-D, New York, NY 10028


Tuesdays, 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM 

Dates: Sept: 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12;  

           Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb: 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24; 

           May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19;   MAKE UP CLASS THURSDAY JUNE 14 @ 11AM

Fee: $2934 (3 payments of $978 due 9/12/17 & 1/9/18 & 4/3/2018)

Tuition prorated by date of entry

Receive 3% discount if pay by check