Bernhard Peterson: Psychic Healer

Spiritual Healer Bernhard Peterson
Tribute To Our Friend
Bernhard Peterson, psychic healer, artist, musician and entertainer, gypsy lover, grandfather and friend to many, has just passed away, on the 30 December, 2010.
Everyone who knew him on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand,  will remember Bernhard, his great sense of humour  his huge warm personality,  and that enormous, wonderful, life giving grape vine which grew in his house.  Bernhard just loved grapes.

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Bernhard’s daughter Kirsten, who is also a spiritual healer, who lives in Denmark,  kindly sent me a message on this site this week, to let me know. I had felt that he was close to passing, as another friend in spirit had told me that Bernhard had pneumonia on the 28th December, 2010, and could I send him healing.  Bernhard had told me a few weeks ago that his circulation was very poor and could I please send healing to help this.
Bernhard lived for many happy years with his wife Dagmar on his beloved Waiheke Island, the ‘Jewel of the Hauraki Gulf’, in Auckland, New Zealand.  This was where I had the very good fortune to meet Bernhard,play beautiful music with him,  learn from him, and become his friend.
Bernhard very kindly let me and my two young boys, now in their late twenties, live in his lovely wee cottage at Palm Beach, rent free, while he and Dagmar took a three month trip to Tahiti, where he was having one of his annual art exhibitions.  This was the very last trip he would make to Tahiti to sell paintings.
It was fantastic to be part of that final trip.  My cousin Peter had turned up from Australia, and we all helped to pack up
paintings for their safe journey by plane to Tahiti, where they would all find new homes and environments to grace, and new people to form relationships with.
It was all very exciting, but there was an element of sadness, too:  Like a very large family who had lived together their whole life, these beautiful paintings were about to have one last big party together, at the Tahitian gallery, after which they would all be sold, and a new life begun. Some might be lucky enough to be sold together with one of their friends, but most would be sold alone, and end up in another collection with a whole lot of other artists’ works.  Their father, their creator, Bernhard, was of course a little sad at the prospect of releasing them all into the unknown, especially since this was to be the last, final, exhibition.
The gallery in Tahiti has supported Bernhard’s work over many years. Tahiti was another favourite place of Bernhard’s:  Bernhard was the father of the famous Gauguin in another life, which, Bernhard said, explained why he seemed to have an innate ability to paint in the impressionistic, colouristic style of the famous Gauguin.
Bernhard has been communicating with me psychically for a long time now, but these correspondences have taken on another lease of life in the past 15 months or so. This is since taking up using the pen for divination instead of using a pendulum.  Bernhard was encouraging me to switch to the pen at least 15 years ago.  It has taken all this time for me to make the switch-over, but nevertheless, Bernhard was absolutely thrilled that I finally did it, and that I had devised a method which worked.  Most of all, he wanted me to teach Dagmar the method, so that he could communicate with her:  He said that she was sad because he could not communicate any more in the ‘normal’ way, but that she would be happy once she understood that he WAS still there, still thinking, still functioning as a psychic healer with important work to do, in the  albeit body which had carried him through almost a century of life.
And so I taught Dagmar the method via emails, so that she could communicate with her beloved Bernhard.
This was my gift to Dagmar and Bernhard, which is really nothing compared to what Bernhard has done for me, nothing compared to the impact he has had on my life.  I was a healer before I met Bernhard, though with still an extremely rocky patch to live through, but Bernhard increased my abilities by bringing me into IMMEDIATE contact with spirit, simply by using the WILL.  This illustrated just how accessible this heavenly, divine, miraculous healing power really is.
Bernhard’s gift of healing, and his willingness to impart his divine knowledge and skill, has increased my knowledge of the spirit world dramatically, and empowered my healing work in ways which one cannot really describe.
Bernhard, I cannot thank you enough.
Bernhard sent me a message yesterday, which illustrates how his sense of humour has not waned any:
Bernhard: :HELLO MY FRIEND”, he always starts out.  Then came:
and just as his message was finishing, a few lines further, one of the jolly gypsy inspired pieces we used to play together, he on violin, me on piano, came over the radio.  And therein lies another story – because – only a few days ago, the same week Bernhard passed away, my CD player suddenly packed up its CD function forever.  It has been going perfectly well for years.  When it suddenly expired, forcing me to listen to National Radio instead, which is not necessarily a bad option, I knew something was ‘up’.  Spirit was telling me something.  Well, I think the radio would have been Bernhard’s preference anyway.
Bernhard, you are amazing.

7 thoughts on “Bernhard Peterson: Psychic Healer”

  1. I met Bernard in Vancouver in the mid 1980’s and he initiated me too. At that time he said that I would move pockets of stuck energy from my clients with my hands. I never became proficient with his pen technique but I still have the pages of organs etc that we used to learn the method. He treated me like a son and I lost track of him when he moved to NZ. I honour him deeply, thank you for this post. Andy Bryce EFT Master, Reiki Master and a student of Bernard Peterson.

  2. Hello Andrew. How wonderful to have your comment about our dear friend Bernhard. We are very fortunate to have met him and to have been taught by him.
    And to have his love – great to hear that he treated you like a son. He showed me such kindness, too.
    Great that you went on to become a Reiki Master.
    It is almost two years since Bernhard’s passing, but his Spirit lives on.
    I didn’t know that Bernhard had spent time in Vancouver. I know he a big influence in Australia in the 70’s, and of course, on Waiheke where he lived for many years, and in Tahiti, where he exhibited his paintings.
    So nice to have another acknowledgement of our friend up on this post.
    Kind Regards,

  3. Hi Merrilyn,
    I have a client, named Pamela Hurst, that has a piece of early art from Bernhard and wanted to know if you have any contact with the family and if they would be interested in a copy of it. She bought it from him when she was traveling in the Tonga in 1967. He drew/painted it on the back of a page from a book. Please email me at your convenience so I can send you a copy of it. She is not asking for any payment, but just wanted to connect and see if they want it. She remembers him well and sends her condolences. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  4. Hi found your page this evening ! Amazing to find Berhnards Energy in print and as my daughter Shari and I spent time with Berhnard on Waiheke …so much Violin music ..laughter and the blessed “Grapevine that curled its way in and out of his cottage ..not to mention Berhnards famous ” Nettle soup ” which we all enjoyed soo much .haha Dancing lessons as “everyone ” must dance and we must walk more and save driving anywhere as it was not good for your energy .I too have my charts and and was taught to use a pendulum and was told I must continue my life as a healer and to practice ..practice practice .Bernhard presented my daughter Shari with paintbrushes which I now have. Grete Veste was staying with Bernhard and we really had soo much fun learning our healing with him .Grete gave me a beautiful wooden ” Recorder ” that I also have treasured .I would love to keep in contact with you and must find the photos I have to share with you . The last time I saw Bernhard was at Auckland Airport just bumped into him on his way to Tahiti ..I guess it was my last hug from an inspirational friend .Life has not been so easy but many lessons to learn .My partner is a Reiki Healer (untrained in the system )but has an amazing healing energy with animals .Our journey is changing and we wish to combine our healing to help others .
    Kind Regards Dayle

  5. Amazing, Dayle. How wonderful to hear from you, and to talk about that remarkable man, our friend, Bernhard. I am truly thrilled.
    That time you met him at the airport, on his way to Tahiti, was maybe the last time he went there to have an art exhibition. That was when Bernhard kindly let me and my boys stay at his batch on Waiheke, which we did for the three months he was away.
    Soon after that, he went over to live in Queensland. However, he did stay with us a year or two later, on his return to Australia after a visit to Waiheke. I visited him several times in Queensland in his last years.
    So your partner does Reiki? You are right – as Bernhard told us, practice and keep practicing to improve your skill.
    I have just been contemplating how best to get back into this kind of ‘healing’ or helping again. I just moved recently to Dunedin, which is a lovely city to live in, and am very happy playing music in the various rest homes.
    I hope we can keep in touch too. I will send you my email address.
    If you visit Dunedin, it would be great to meet up.
    Kind Regards,

  6. Hello Merrilyn
    i spend some time with Dagmar and Bernhard in the mid 90 ,in their lovely garden.
    when i baked a carrot bread for him ,he said its terrible terrible and eat it all.
    he was the Wiking prince of the south sea.there is a black and white photo of him and Dagmar which i made with a analog camera.if you have any email of Dagmar or yourself would be great.
    thank you for sharing the memories of the prince with us.
    greetings paul schlosser

  7. Hi, Paul,
    How lovely to get your email with these memories of our dear friend, Bernhard.
    Remember how he used to greet us all so enthusiastically, with ‘HELLO, my friend’.
    I love the story about the carrot bread. Bernhard actually had a ‘sweet tooth’.
    Is it possible to share your photo of Bernhard somehow? Analog – does that mean it is not a digital picture? Unfortunately I do not have any photos of him at all. But I enjoy doing
    my best at drawings of him. He said he could reach me more easily from the afterlife
    while I was painting or drawing.
    Still, there is a wonderful painting of his, of a pretty lady, which I keep on my wall.
    I have photographed this painting and could send you a copy by email if you liked, or
    post you a print of it. [email protected] is my email address.
    I have Dagmar’s email address in Queensland, Australia, which I could send by email.
    Are you in Germany, by any chance? One of my dear sons is in Berlin.
    I was just remembering Bernhard this morning, at a Church service (which he would have hated), then I came home to your email. No coincidence, I am sure. Thankyou.
    Greetings to all your family. Merrilyn Hope.

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