"Magika - The Practice of the Presence of God for People with Cancer."

About the author.

Piotr Rajski was born in 1954 in Katowice, Poland. His father was a journalist while his mother a professional violinist.

In 1978 Piotr graduated with the Master of Psychology degree from  the University of Silesia, in Katowice. Imprisoned during the martial law in Poland in 1982 for participating in the “Solidarity” movement and subsequently fired from his job in the university. At the time of imprisonment Piotr experienced his first “movements of the heart” and started his journey toward God.

He began practicing as a clinical psychologist. Interested in a range of innovative approaches at that time, such as Gestalt Therapy, Bioenergetics, Yoga, Meditation, Zen, etc. In late 1982 he met Leonard Orr, the Founder of Rebirthing. This breathing technique greatly influenced Piotr’s understanding  of the therapeutic process. He spent countless hours in direct contact with Leonard Orr in Poland, USA, India and Western Europe.

Piotr included Rebirthing in his program for alcoholics in Siemianowice, and also in his private practice. In the following years Piotr led numerous seminars about the advantages of doing this breathing with people suffering from various disorders, including people with cancer.

Rajski emigrated to Canada in 1989, where he resided in Montreal and in Northern Alberta. He has been a licensed  psychologist since 1993. Rajski is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta and the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is also a honorary member of the Association of Polish Rebirthers.

Piotr is currently in private practice (Roche Miette Psychological Services) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is married with two sons. Rajski wrote two small books on underwater birth and therapeutic use of Rebirthing.  He is also the author of a number of popular articles on different psychological subjects. He is a co-author of "The Energy Renewal for People with Cancer."

In 1993, the author’s mother, nicknamed Magika, died of cancer in Poland.

Last updated: 2003/01/02