When people are trying to heal the body without eliminating the roots of the disease in the astral and mental bodies, they are making the roots stronger and more malignant. When such a man takes another incarnation, these roots violently come out and express themselves in the form of various kinds of disease. In the past, people did not have the ways and means to block the expression of sickness, as we do today, and the sickness would exhaust itself totally. Today, people can use artificial ways and means to keep a body alive even after the soul has already departed.
New Dimensions in Healing