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What It Costs

The Gentle Wind Project is a nonprofit organization incorporated in Maine in 1983 and established for the specific purpose of researching and developing alternative healing technologies.

It produces so-called "Healing InstrumentsOff-site Link" ranging from plastic cards to a 'puck' and a product that looks somewhat like a handheld speed radar. Owners of the gadgets are referred to as "Instrument Keepers."

Use of the cards is free, and there are no strings attached. But buying one of the cards for regular use, and becoming an "instrument keeper," is something else. The cards cost from $250 to $350, depending on the "power." Other instruments range from $560 for a "healing puck" to $8,600 for the "healing bar," which is described as using the most advanced technology.
Source: 'Healing' cards offered to victimsOff-site Link San Diego Union-Tribune, USA, Dec. 11, 2003
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The organization holds seminars across the country, selling "healing instrument" products for donations ranging from $450 to upwards of $10,000, asserting they have exclusive healing technology that is channeled telepathically from the "spirit world" and has healing powers.
Source: New age therapy group sues over Web siteOff-site Link Foster's Sunday Citizen (New Hampshire), USA, Aug. 8, 2004
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For nearly 21 years the Project has made the use of this technology available free of charge. This means that anyone can come to us for help and he/she will never have to pay anything, join anything or give up anything. While we do not claim that every person will be helped in the way he/she might hope for, we can promise that some people will be helped, and that each person will be given our very best effort.
Source: Gentle Wind co-director repliesOff-site Link The Portsmouth Herald, July 27, 2004 Letter to the Editor
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Lee Metcalf of the Gentle Wind Project says their non-profit organization operates the way U.S. public television does in their funding drives: If someone donates a certain amount of money, a particular item is sent to them. A trauma card is sent out in return for a donation of $650 (U.S.) funds. This helps to finance the production of the devices, she says, and also funds the ones they send at no charge to people in dire need in other parts of the world and combat veterans of wars in all countries.
Source: Holding this will heal you, say trauma card believersOff-site Link The Toronto Star, Canada, Sep. 18, 2004
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The Gentle Wind Project is not a small-time operation, 10News reported. According to its tax statement, the organization took in $1.2 million in contributions in 2001 and $861,368 was spent for "developing healing instruments."
Source: Gentle Wind Project: Phony Or For Real?Off-site Link TheSanDiegoChannel.com, USA, June 29, 2004
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• Subject: The Gentle Wind Project
• First posted: Mar. 23, 2005
• Editor: Anton and Janet Hein
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