hygienic darkroom retreat

profound rest for the self‑healing psyche

by andrew durham

relief, rest, recovery

When the door shuts and lights go out, the miracles begin.

  • instant relief from distress and overstimulation
  • profound rest from exhaustion
  • complete recovery from illness and injury

A hygienic darkroom retreat is extended rest in total darkness. Healing super-intensifies. Energy and function are restored. Clarity, strength, and joy reappear. The lost self returns.

This complete manual explains why a retreat works, how to do it, and how to make a darkroom at home. It shows that miracles are easy. Simply provide their conditions.

toward a hygienic psychology

Indigenous and spiritual traditions have used physical darkness for millennia. This is the first approach to darkness—and psychology—based on hygiene. Not just cleanliness, hygiene is the science of health, a branch of biology. Hygiene recognizes the self-preserving nature of life and its normal conditions. These include fresh air, ample sleep, pure food, frequent bathing and exercise, etc. Darkness enables its full application to the organic system of the psyche.

Hygiene began to show nature’s way to industrial civilization in 1832. Worldwide massive improvements in public health followed. Benefits continue for billions who never see doctors or even understand the terminology. Hygiene is history’s most influential approach to health.

The primary condition of healing is profound rest. All its conditions exist in a hygienic darkroom retreat, perfected and temporarily extended, as in fasting. The psyche heals itself autonomically of even the greatest injuries. The result: reliable miracles.

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