Attunement is a spiritual healing technique developed in
the early 1930s by Lloyd Meeker (d. 1954). It appears that in
the 1920s he had come across some forms of magnetic healing
which launched his own speculations concerning the nature of
spiritual healing. He began working as a healer in 1929. Then
in 1932 he had a profound spiritual experience during which
he became aware of his higher self. He returned to this experience
with the higher self repeatedly and soon felt that he had
merged with it. He also adopted a new name, Uranda, under
which he began to teach. He founded the Third Sacred School
that was later incorporated as the Emissaries of Divine Light.
In the 1940s, Meeker met George Shears, a chiropractor
who had developed a no-fee chiropractic practice based upon
the donations of patients. He shared his ideas with his colleagues
and many accepted his approach. He also began to include
a form of spiritual healing in what became known as the
God-Patient Chiropractor (or G.P.C.) system. Through the
1940s, Meeker used a mixed healing system that included both
the laying on of hands with the idea of the radiation of healing
power from the hands to specific parts of the body. Then, in
1949, a chiropractor who had worked with Meeker had an unusual
experience. He was preparing to do an adjustment, but
before he made it, the problem corrected itself. He intuited
that the change had been made by spirit. This observation led
to the separation of this specific form of healing, now taking the
name Attunement, from Meeker’s larger theological preachments.
The chiropractor, Albert Ackerly, eventually dropped his
chiropractic practice and devoted himself full time to the development
of Attunement. The practice is focused on the radiation
of energy to the body, based upon the understanding that
the endocrine glands are the principal portals through which
spirit can enter the body. The endocrine glands are closely related
to the traditional chakras. Following Ackerly’s discovery,
other chiropractors joined him in becoming full time Attunement
In 1950, Meeker first addressed a group of G.P.C. chiropractors
and soon afterward a convention of chiropractors was
held at Sunrise Ranch, the headquarters of the Emissaries
movement in Colorado. In 1952, a set of Emissary programs
was regularly offered to chiropractic professionals through
what was then known as the G.P.C. Servers Training School.
The practice of Attunement was spread through the school.
In 1996, a number of Attunement practitioners gathered at
Sunrise Ranch to found the Attunement Guild as a professional
association to promote the practice. They use the Server’s Code
introduced by Meeker in 1953. There are currently several
hundred Attunement practitioners found across North America,
and in Israel, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and South
The Attunement Guild may be reached at the headquarters
of the Emissaries at 5569 N. Country Rd. 29, Loveland, CO
80537. It has a website at
Jorgensen, Chris. Attunement, Love Made Visible. Kansas City,
Mo. The Author, 1996.
Layne, Laurence. Attunement The Sacred Landscape. St Augustine,
Fla. The Florida School of Attunement and Natural
Healing, 1998.

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