Jost Sauer is a highly acclaimed author and therapist who uses esoteric acupuncture, Chinese medicine and physical therapies to assist young people recovering from heavy drug use. Recently Askanaturopath.com contacted Jost Sauer and asked him a few questions about himself, his practise and his new book "Drug repair that works".
ASKANATUROPATH: What are your passions?
JOST: Electronic Music, Martial Arts and fast cars.
ASK: How did you first discover spirituality?
JOST: During the 1960's I always dreamt about fantastic worlds, magic realms, fairies, sorcerers and warriors. Adults told me to stop dreaming, to wake up and to put my feet on the ground of reality. I dropped LSD and I realized I don't have to listen to adults. In many ways it were the mind-altering drugs that substantiated my desire for spirituality as it made me feel what my dreams were made of. Obviously the drugs took all that away and I was left stranded in a painful and lonely no-mans land. I began searching and I found Chinese medicine, Tai-chi and meditation. The dream returned and I continued the journey of discovery.
ASK: Please tell us about your new book release.
JOST: Society doesn't understand recreational drugs so we are in desperate need of a pro-active and life-changing book on drugs. Scare tactics and shock methods don't work. In Chinese medicine values can't exist in isolation, so if drugs are bad they must be good. If they destroy they must also create. In my book I describe the good and creative elements of drugs because this is what drug users need to know.
Nature is perfect; nature wouldn't create drugs if there wouldn't be a purpose behind drugs. My book identifies the purpose of drugs.
ASK: What are your thoughts on the increase in cases of clinical depression?
JOST: People are progressively becoming more depleted due to various factors ranging from empty food to pollution to time deprivation. The body doesn't get what it needs and depression arises. I also believe depression is a call of the soul to address purpose in life. If you aren't living as in accord with your soul's agreement you will feel depressed. However before trying to find your life purpose you need to get fit, strong and healthy as this is the pre-requisite for living your purpose.
ASK: What are your main forms of treatment?
JOST: Esoteric acupuncture, powerful supplements, Chinese raw herbs, meditation, chi-gung and weight training.
ASK: Do you agree with the use of drugs for spiritual and religious reasons, such as the legal use of Peyote by certain American Indian tribes?
JOST: I can't comment on this as I am Westerner, however I believe I needed my drugs to "see and feel" in a way not shown by church, parents or school teachers.
ASK: Will non drug users get anything out of your book?
JOST: Oh yes, they will understand why people take drugs. There is no other book on the market, its completely non-judgemental, it neither pushes drug use nor rejects drugs. It explains the underlying motif to the desire for drugs without trying to find out what went wrong.
ASK: What is your number one tip for finding happiness in life.
JOST: Do your practice and all is coming. Become strong, fit and healthy while focusing on lovingly and willingly to accept all there is. Follow your passion, utilize technological advances and share with others what makes you happy.