Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer
Dr. med. Mag. theol. Ryke Geerd Hamer was born in 1935 and raised in Friesland (Germany).
He passed his baccalaureate exam at the age of 18 he began his medical, physics and evangelical theology studies at the University of Tübingen, where he also met his future wife, Sigrid Oldenburg, a medical student.
At the age of 20 he passed the preliminary medical examination, married one year later in Erlangen and took the theological examination there at the age of 22.
The young family welcomed a daughter and soon after a son DIRK, who played a special role in the life of his father. The family later welcomed two more children.
At the age of 24, Ryke Geerd Hamer took the state medical exam in Marburg. Two years later, after completing his internship, he received medical approval and the title of Doctor of Medicine.
For the next few years he worked at the university clinics in Tübingen and Heidelberg, and finally in 1972, he obtained a specialisation in internal medicine.
At that time, he and his wife, Dr Sigrid Hamer, also ran a joint doctor's office.
He was already cultivating a special hobby, he was involved in inventions. His achievements include Hamer's special scalpel for plastic surgery, which is twenty times sharper than a razor blade, a special saw for cutting bones, also for plastic surgery, or a massage table that adapts to the contours of the body and an apparatus for diagnosing plasma.
Until August 1978, nothing special happened in the stabilized life of the Hamer family, except the birth of a second son and a second daughter. In the morning, on August 18, 1978, a tragedy happened. On that day, at three o'clock in the morning, Dr. Hamer's son, Dirk, sleeping without sensing anything on a yacht off the coast of the island of Cavallo, was shot in a rage attack by the Italian Prince V.E. of Savoyen.
The son's agony lasted for almost four months. Despite his father’s care for him day and night, he died on December 7.
As a result of this event, Dr. Hamer suffered, as he was aware three years later, a conflict of the type of "loss"1, which manifested itself in the formation of a testicular cancer. Dr. Hamer later called the shock he experienced at the loss of his son "Dirk Hamer Syndrome", which is a Biological Conflict Shock that affects us completely unexpectedly when we are not prepared for such an experience2.
Translated by Ela Faulkner
1 - translator's note: Dr. Hamer calls this conflict in German a “Verlustkonflikt”. We can call it a “loss-conflict”.
2 - translator's note: Dr. Hamer writes in his originals: Biologischer Konfliktschock, der uns gänzlich unvermutet „auf dem falschen Fuß“ trifft/erwischt. Literally translated: Biological Conflict Shock that hits/catches you „on the wrong foot“. see picture