Who was Gröning?


Professor X, 1960
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This article stems from the pen of a professor living in southern Germany, which the same had pub-lished still during the life time of Gröning. However, he was heavily attacked because of it and treated with hostility. It is for this reason that we have designated the name of the author with "X"

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The first time I visited a gathering of guests in Rosenheim in the summer of 1955 and got thereby in touch with Mr. Gröning for the first time.

His companion spoke a few introductory words prior (to his lecture), such as:

"In a moment from now Mr. Gröning is going to speak to you. As you know, he is not an ordinary individual, but he possesses supernatural powers. Everyone receives of them, even if one or the other wouldn't sense anything. Some of you suddenly will be liberated, others will have to wait longer." etc.

Over the meeting was a happy, expectant mood, not like before a concert or theatre, but like a solemn, introspective expression, as before the ordinance in the Church. It was a truly religious attitude that betrayed confidence and security.

Then, Gröning entered the room.

He spoke in simple, short sentences about good and evil. He stood there with his arms crossed, completely passively. Not the least of healing activity was noted. This passive attitude Gröning kept until the end.

He talked calmly and relaxed, stopped, occasionally he asked a question, continued slowly, moved to modern times nowadays, mentioned the menace through the technology and the atomic bomb, indicated the dangers of the evil and explained in detail, how mankind is being threatened by it. He remarked how hatred, greed and envy have wars break out, how evil is causing us all to perish.

Then, he suddenly paused at some length, silently scrutinized row after row of the audience for a while.

Then, he picked an individual and asked the person: "What leads you to me?" The addressed person was taken aback. So, Mr. Gröning himself answered the question:  "Well, the evil! – You do come here to lay off the evil" If you do not afflict with evil, then you are free and happy. So away with it! It is not before you are connected to God, that you are born. That's very simple.

Dismiss: hate, envy, greed, pride, lies and gossip, deceit, hardness of heart. Throw out all the evil and you will be connected with the divine power! Only then will your soul life be healthy, because you are so in conjunction with GOD. Then also order is in your body. WHERE GOD IS, THERE IS NO DISHARMONY!

Look up at the starry sky; look at the beauty of nature! Everything is so bursting with strength and healthy when it is in conjunction with the divine power. There, no disease exists. The same (is valid) with you, when you unite with the DIVINE POWER. Do adore the beauty and glory of the flowers and plants. Indeed, which great health everywhere! Much, much more of that Mankind receives, provided they are and want to be solely GOOD, because they are the crown of creation. Everything is given to them with full hands when they separate from evil if they be believers in God and GOOD, if they live a natural lifestyle, and do not get tainted with sin.

I bring you the GOODNESS, I give you the DIVINE POWER. Not of myself. I am subject to a mandate. I must do it. I can't help doing it. But do not thank me. I'm quite small; I'm your student, not you mine. You are my teachers. I do not heal. As an instrument, as a middleman I submit to you DIVINE POWER. Please, help yourself! It's up to you how much of it you receive! Every one of you gets as much as you deserve, that is to which degree you believe in GOD and are tuned to GOOD. Whosoever close them selves, navigating into evil, cannot receive the DIVINE POWER. They cannot be helped either.

I have come to you, and offer all of you this supernatural power, but a realchance the GOOD ones have alone. The doubters, the skeptics, the hostile ones close themselves out! I am not angry with these people. I do not hate because I do not attach evil to myself. However, I want to bring salvation to all of you, because I have a mission to fulfill. However, I myself deserve no thanks. Thank Him up there! I am but his little, poor servant. I have this force not of myself. It flows to me! So I'm merely connected to this DIVINE POWER SOURCE. Not I do heal! IT HEALS THE GREAT, ALMIGHTY ABOVE ME. – I am charged with this DIVINE POWER. When you have helped yourself faithfully, you too are now charged.  What do you feel, watch your body!"

Answers are following:

The first person picked out, reports: "feeling of warmth in the body."

The second person picked out: "twitching in the hands."

The third person: "tingling throughout the body."

The fourth: "I feel so fresh and well!"

The fifth person says: "I ??suddenly have no more headaches!"

Mr. Gröning jumps in here and complains: "You do afflict yourself again with evil! When the supernatural power has helped you, then don't call back the disease! You actually afflict yourself with the evil anew!"

In this way it went on for two and a half hours. No word about symptoms of disease, no diagnosis, no behavioral measures, no brushing, massaging, no medicine, no tea, no little herb was prescribed. No verbal attack such as faith healer Y. with thunderous words to the deep soul, no indirect psycho-therapy due to Carl Jung, no tracking for psychological complexes, no breathing cure, no "Kneipp" cure, neither suggestion nor hypnosis. These procedures Gröning refused from the very outset.

Completely passively this man stands there as a God sent messenger and mediates the DIVINE POWER to his fellow men.

He stands there as a medium of a higher power, and asks those present to help themselves.

I was simply speechless and kept thinking of the words of the Capuchin monk in the monastery church of Rosenheim: "The miracle cures of Gröning resemble scenes from the New Testament and can only be explained as occurring in supernatural ways."

Gröning has certainly nothing at all to do with the paragraph of the unauthorized practice of alternative therapy. As soon as one is pressing charges in this respect, this means charging the Lord God Himself. What he is really doing, that is, where he comes into activity, corresponds to Acts of the Apostles. He gives faith lectures. He comforts, warns, straightens up, brings peace and tranquility in GOD to the people.

That is his real occupation. Can one punish him for that? Shouldn't, then, every pastor that is every priest, visiting hospitals, who straightens up and comfort be put under indictment? No Democratic State must prohibit such pastoral help!

At the conclusion of this meeting still came requests for unhappy ones at home from various sides to Mr. Gröning. Whenever a disease was mentioned in this connection, Bruno Gröning rejected the names of diseases, and added: "I don't deal with such things, these terms belong to the medical profession; they are tasks for the physician. In that field I have no business. I'm just stating that you afflict yourself with evil. You don't need at all to entrust anything sad. I see in spirit what is missing with your daughter – son – father etc., basically, nevertheless the help of God! BELIEVE firmly yourself, give this faith to your daughter, hold on to the GOODNESS, open up yourself to receive the DIVINE POWER! I give it to you, and everything will be fine! "

After the meeting I asked several participants about their personal successes. Two of them confirmed that they have been healed suddenly from incurable diseases, asthma and paralysis.

With fairly strong prejudices I had come to the meeting, and took now home with me the following conviction:

The Gröning work was no sham, no market-driven agency matter, no quackery in the medical field. Initially, it was an ethically good ACT, an appeal against our materialistic, soulless, selfish, loveless, atheistic determined epoch of time.

And yet he was persecuted. There, the faith healer Y. is better off! Why did they measure a double standard here, although, as a supernatural phenomenon, Gröning stood superior compared to the faithhealer Y., and who could not even be compared with him?

Already after a short acquaintance one realized that Bruno Gröning was led by a higher power. His appearance was reminiscent of the Acts of the Apostles as the first heralds of the faith in our country. Like those, Mr. Gröning also spread seeds in the hearts of well-meaning individuals, for in this way to put a solid foundation for an ethical and religious renewal. He wanted to usher in a more humane world where peace and tranquility in God reigns!

Bruno Gröning was no confessional missionary but a great mystic. Mysticism comes forth from Greek and means "secret." This refers to the secret and direct connection of the human soul with God. Mysticism sees the core of the religious in the closest possible bond with God.

Whenever the DIVINE order did no longer stand in the center of the human thought, as this is the case today with us, divinely inspired ones were found who called on for reflection and return to the Almighty. Such a special appearance I undoubtedly consider Bruno Gröning to be.

During the following two community evenings this, my opinion was even substantially encouraged.  At departure I took the liberty to interrogate Mr. Gröning personally, what I was meant to be denied by the defensive characters of those around, because Mr. Gröning is in principal not at all speaking about his extraordinary disposition – or shedding light on it very reluctantly.

I asked whether he was doing private studies because his simple little lecture phrases often contained scientific results. He replied, "I do not need books, it is given to me." And anyway, "Man is thought! The thoughts come all by themselves, even about things completely unknown. They are just being given without our intervention!" He justified this through corresponding examples.

I heard again and again, when he spoke to the petitioners, "Be but still, I much more precisely than you imagine it at all."

Thus, the paths cross here. We remain the common individuals, opposite to him, the quite striking supernatural Man, the exceptional case, the divinely inspired one who is to be respected.

Of importance to me was also the following statement: "I cannot abandon the helpless ones. I have a compelling mandate. My conscience impels me, I need to help all unfortunate ones, I cannot help it, "The result is: It's been so, as I initially already mentioned above. Mr. Gröning did not work with the upper consciousness alone, like us, but possessed quite rare skills. He was in the subconscious mind through the other 'I', the "deep soul" in intuition directly connected with an omnipotent power, as once did the prophets.

With this I am referring to a very distinguished theologian of our time, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Schmaus, Munich. Carefully going through the epoch making volumes of his strictly scientifically based dogmatism, the difference between a genius and an intuitive connection with God is easy to recognize. For example, a gifted poet works authoritarian, he draws his ideas from his genius, his disposition, he is directly actively engaged. The Prophet only holds the pen, and the thoughts are being dictated into him by a higher power. He is passive, emphasized passive. Exactly the same way as Bruno Gröning. In this way, the apostles received their ability to speak in different tongues at Pentecost, ready-made, however, not by their genius, but only through intuition.

Bruno Gröning likewise received his thoughts and his mission directly from a higher power. He was a simple man, though, with elementary schooling, who had never thought to pursue private studies. How could he possibly have created supernatural facts of such unheard extent!

He was a master of the inner psychic life, a connoisseur of the deep soul, not through study – to mention it explicitly once again – but through direct contact with the supernatural world. HE CREATED AND STRENGTHENED THE GOOD AND FOUGHT THE EVIL.

If we want to be just regarding the Gröning event, we need to acknowledge a spiritual and divine world. We need to affirm the fact that supernatural powers accrued from a higher divine world to Mr. Gröning, which he radiated constantly, though he acted totally passive. Therefore he said indeed in every community hour: "I do nothing. THE DIVINE POWER HEALS! "

Fully I became convinced of this at the last meeting in October 19...

Thirteen to sixteen feet away from Mr. Gröning, was a young man of over 30 years. Mr. Gröning behaved like always, and asked him whether he took in divine power. He said yes. Mr. Gröning asked him again whether he wanted to have more. The addressed one said yes, and Mr. Gröning told him, "Please, just go ahead and take. Help yourself! "At that moment this man became restless and alive. The state increased considerably more and more, until the whole body was shaken in this way approximately five to seven minutes. Gröning let him, and finally asked him about his health. He replied that a wonderful, warm feeling was passing through his body and he was feeling light and liberated. Gröning subsequently called him out to the front, dropped his bunch of keys as if accidentally. The individual in question bent down completely pain free and picked the same without any difficulty. Then, a second and a third time, and namely with the left and the right hand alternately. – Later, I asked the individual about his illness. He confessed to me that he had been severely war damaged, had not been able to bend at all, had moved around on two sticks because of a spinal injury and had been almost completely paralyzed.

Physicians and hospital treatment could not help him. In his desperation, he sought help through suggestion, hypnotists and magnetizers, and all in vain. Solely Mr. Gröning could help him. He is now married and works in his profession.

To a woman Mr. Gröning had given back complete health, where the physician (had) stated pancreatic cancer through laboratory testing and afterwards certified that this patient was liberated from this scourge by Mr. Gröning.

In the case of a woman in northern Italy a lower abdominal disease had already so much degenerated into decay, that the clinic sent this death candidate home with the comment to the relatives that she had only a few more days to live. Through Mr. Gröning she was granted the inapprehensible success that she became perfectly healthy.

But then, even the additional remote successes until up to 14,000 km overseas to Brazil, and last but not least a hundred other examples which not at all can be.

On another occasion I was witness to a very impressive impact on matter through the healing power which flowed through Mr. Gröning. A radio set, which was set for a record player, which, however, was not switched on, stood in the meeting room. Then the inexplicable occurred: Mr. Gröning switched on and tuned the apparatus in on the radio show, by laying his hand on top of the smooth wooden surface. In the same way he turned off the apparatus again after some time, and repeated the experiment to my very greatest surprise will. Baroness Ebner von Eschenbach, who was sitting next to me, confirmed to me that Mr. Gröning actually could affect the matter. She had been present as a reporter showed up with a camera at a major meeting. Mr. Gröning bothered this behavior and so, the photoflash lamp failed its service. The reporter went to the next room, there it worked out perfectly. She came into the hall again and made ??a second attempt, again the same failure. To the reporter, the game became scary. She was confused. But the Assembly had already been noticed near completion and Mr. Gröning remarked: "Now, I agree, now you can make your shot!" And then everything went smoothly.

I inquired Mr. Gröning about this supernatural ability. He gave me a whole series of such incidents, but added that he carried such supernatural acts out only exceptionally to strengthen the power of belief, but never just to satisfy curiosity, however, definitely not on command. That he could not even do because it was against his conscience. He would have the mandate to act only in the divine sense and was compelled to behave properly. He could tell me a lot more, which, however, would only confuse me. Scientists in particular, were the greatest skeptics and could follow him the least.

In summary, I would like to set forth my observations and experiences as follows:

1) Bruno Gröning was a great mystic and directly connected with the supernatural power through the deep soul. He knew the power of GOOD and was aware of the power of evil.

As the divine mandate he had the task to carry GOOD into mankind, leading them to closeness with God and to renew the FAITH among men.

For this reason, he gave faith lectures which lasted always more than two hours; lectures, the way a well-known priest from America has given his lectures, like they were carried out in the tent mission, who even received a support by city and state authorities and, moreover, in addition charged an entrance fee.

Why wasn't Bruno Gröning granted the same right?

2) Phenomenal powers flowed through Bruno Gröning, which were not born into his nature, but which continually flowed to him from the supernatural world. It must be noted here, that without his endeavor, without any particular setting, this healing power again leaves him. He was totally passive. He worked like a transformer, like an electric wire. Without his intervention healing seekers were charged, they received the current.

3) Bruno Gröning was a specific case. His healings were completely offside any conventional medical practice. He never asked about any disease, never gave instructions. He was merely the tool of a higher power, a higher will. He was a mouthpiece between mankind and the beyond, as once did the prophets. He couldn't escape this supernatural destiny, even though the whole penal code threatened him! He could not acknowledge the healing paragraph because he neither could, nor was entitled, to switch off the supernatural healing current!

Recollecting, imagine Mr. Gröning as the defendant in the trial. Everyone in the courtroom received his healing power, even the honorable judges, even when they didn't notice it. Consequently, with the healing prohibition of this individual, they had in fact accepted prohibited stuff and thereby had become liable to what they had contributed to evoke by their prosecution and that was the grotesque thing (about this). A judgment that one day – like a boomerang to the shooter – will bounce back to the causal individuals …

For easy reference, consider Mr. Gröning a sunray lamp, which had been offered by the great almighty physician up there. Through it he donated to our benefit healing rays for our bodies and our souls. The believers in God, the well-meaning ones, the open-minded ones received the largest strengthening. The neutral ones, the fickle ones (received) far less. The Hostile ones, the adversary ones, who almost shielded themselves as if by a vicious dividing wall, received nothing.

Didn't Christ also say, "Go, thy FAITH has saved thou!" Or: "Sin no more, so that nothing worse befallest thou!"

The environment considered the Phenomenon Bruno Gröning only from their everyday context. Such a rare event as the one regarding Gröning must be evaluated by a higher vantage point. A further important sense had to be concealed behind such a supernatural occurrence!

How then, was our current time, how is it still now? Existential philosophy, atheism, materialism. Single philosophers see the spiritual climate of the world something like this: A large rigid ice desert where we proceed ruthlessly across suffering. Because of a few small things the world war is around the corner, and with an outcry for freedom and human dignity an entire people must drown in terror and blood. What an ocean of ??tears, what an abyss of demonic power! And more and more weapons of hell, nuclear bombs are added, capable of destroying an entire planet.

There, the Divine Providence sent us a messenger, so simple and plain but still so powerful in his effect to generally being noticed as the "Miracle Man". Everyone should have and had to become aware of him.

From Schleswig-Holstein to the Boden Lake and farther he traveled around, stuck around lights, warmed the hearts, carried out healing miracles upon healing miracles in an indirect manner, plainly by his presence, and thus worked at the upheaval of our dark times, pointing towards a future (being) brighter, richer in hope (and) more humanly dignified.

And him they pursued and – like Jesus – put him on trial ...

I became seriously worried. I thought of some guidelines in the "Mythos of the 20th Century"[1], where they feared neither God nor the devil, and then everything came all of a sudden – our people had been thrown into the abyss by the forces of darkness. So during the lifetime of Bruno Gröning I had asked myself: "May one raise a hand against our Lord God even indirectly?

Unmistakably, he had sent us this sign. Why didn't one grant this man to carry out his mandate? "

Simple and without "higher education" he was able to make the same things happen, like that which is happening in Lourdes, divine signs, in front of which even an international commission of physicians bows humbly. The same miraculous results Gröning demonstrated in hundreds and hundreds of examples. Miracles that, with some limitations, remind of the ones demonstrated by Jesus himself!

Quite clearly, we were addressed from the beyond via this rare individual, this, a blind individual with a stick being able to feel, as the saying puts it. Which Man, then, was connected closer with the supernatural power and looked more clearly into the countenance face of a world of the beyond?

When we as Christians put the categorical imperative[2] shelved and reject the supernatural, then, why do we still celebrate Christmas – Easter – Pentecost? If we adjust ourselves this way, a cynical, cruel, impassive destiny is much more likely to roll over us much easier, because we just shut ourselves off from any divine help.

Thus, how was it to explain, then, that a completely innocent one, a divinely blessed one was accused???

Firstly, it was inherent in our legal system. I guess I'm a friend of the ancient world, but one thing is certain: The ancient Romans have compiled their empire by robbery. This robbery then they defended by laws, introduced by positioning the clauses above the people. In our today still Roman legal basis, it often happens that judges say: "According to human perception, I am sorry for you, but the clause binds me ..."

In the case of Bruno Gröning the healer clause completely lost its ruling claim, because the precise science, the modern medical science concludes their realm of knowledge with the empirical area of knowledge up to this day, it never reaches into the super sensual area.

Consequently, the charges were based on dissimulation and were nothing but sham structures. Therefore, the charges collapse all by themselves, as they must be blamed factually.

Secondly, the German people are quicker to notify than peoples of other countries. In the course of the denazification the magistrates were not able to accept all the witnesses for the prosecution, so many queued. How did that happen? In Germany six race groups flowed together; three different landscapes, north as lowlands, the middle highlands and southern Germany as the highlands created three further types of people, and the line of the river Main separates us by denomination.  In this way different laws are set up against each other. On the one hand a big plus, on the other hand however, the terrible shadow side: discord and strife are historical facts. Very lively, denunciations remain with us. Since time immemorial, no real consensus has existed. So, preferably the elephant is scrutinized to find a flee with a magnifying glass So you prefer looking at the elephant with a magnifying glass to find a flea and on this small insect then, the notification is released rapidly.

Thirdly, if the science does not yet extend into the supernatural territory, how should an ordinary individual navigate properly in the mystic-supernatural territory of Gröning?

In every meeting Mr. Gröning preached again and again: "I do not heal! – IT heals, that is – the divine power"!

Nevertheless, even his close friends from the community said: "What's he talking about? He has indeed healed me." – These people saw Mr. Gröning and thought back to their disease, and their eyesight was the decisive factor.

Under this aspect, of course, then also Gröning's opponents contributed straight forward their oath for the prosecution, namely wrong by the subject, however acceptable according to their conscience. Consequently, had all earth dwellers sworn before Copernicus, that the sun moved around the earth. This is a relative oath for the prosecution.Einstein's theory of relativity relates actually to all areas of life, including the judiciary. Such an oath, however, is null and void, because it is hard in the balance between positive and negative, as if I have ten Deutschmarks with me while simultaneously ten Deutschmarks debt. Both neutralize themselves and the zero remains. Moreover, the questions asked played a quite significant role. To begin with, in this mystical matter, questions were asked aiming at passing by the fact itself, and on the other hand, the individual questioned was not informed at all. However, by such excessive demands a tangled skein was tied, which could hardly be solved unless
after thorough reconnaissance
that prosecution witnesses had sworn to return to good information. That was the direction in which a completely innocent person could be convicted.

The following example illustrates this excessive demand. An individual from R... told me at the beginning of December: "I just wanted to testify in favor of Mr. Gröning, and now I have been set up as a counter-witness. I don't know why! "To this extent went the confusion. And the prosecution must also be challenged procedurally, because all witnesses for the prosecution were practically turned out. Thus, the proceedings against Mr. Gröning had absolutely no further basis.

I could add much more details and insights, but I refrain from writing a thick book.  However, I don't want to leave unsaid that the representatives of all directions, the medical profession and science, the state, and many individuals have burdened themselves with a new guilt, because they should have paved the way for Mr. Gröning. Now, it remains to hope, that one day will emerge individuals with a vocation, who aurally and in writing counteract our outdated judicial legislation and thus, create the legal prerequisite for spiritual healing, the healing Art of the future![3]

[1]Book by the NSDAP-Party ideologist Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946)

[2]Ethic principle raised by the philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). The categorical imperative requires to measure one's own conduct by considering in how far it would fit serving as a general motto.

[3]Notice: It shouldn't remain unnoticed that today in Germany legal steps against the work of Bruno Gröning by relying on the Alternative Therapy Act of 1939 wouldn't be possible any longer. See also the Judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court of June 3rd, 2004: http://www.bundesverfassungsgericht.de/entscheidungen/rk20040603_2bvr180202.html