I saw Dr Kwesi Anan Odum for the first time in 2017, during the first META-Health Conference organised by Dr Anu Mehta in Mumbai. He stood out amongst all the other panellists with his sheer brilliance, panache, and confidence, and virtually owned the stage as he spoke on META Medicine and Astromedicine.
I was immediately drawn to his personality and wanted to interview him. But since he was caught up in multiple engagements, it was not possible to pin him down for an interview right away. We promised to connect over Skype and then forgot to keep in touch with each other as other more immediate concerns occupied us.
However, in May 2020, I came to know that Dr Kwesi was available on Zoom and was willing to be interviewed. A German by birth and an African by origin, Dr Kwesi is an ophthalmologist, who received his medical degree from the University of Kiel, Germany. He is also a META-Health Master Trainer, Genius Report Coach (both of which are a further development of the human design) and Colour Psychology trainer. Dr Kwesi’s work goes beyond ophthalmology and is focussed on personal transformation. “I use the eyes as a bridge to enable clients to find out how they see themselves and inspire them to create new possibilities in their lives,” he says.
Below are the highlights of the interview:
Q. Please tell us something about your life.
My father left Ghana in 1961 to study medicine in Germany. He had a strong personality and was a kind and caring man. Being a doctor was not only a profession but a passion for him. My mother followed him there, and that’s how I was born in Germany. It was a time when racism was strongly prevalent. He married again after he and my mother separated. My German mother was also a doctor, and when they completed their medical training, we all moved to Ghana. From the age of five to six was the best time of my life. There was so much freedom to be with nature, which was completely different from Germany. But then, in Ghana, the political situation worsened. There was a military coup, and my father had to go back to Germany.
He said that though it was his sacred duty to serve the Ghanaian people, he wanted his children to grow up in a safe environment and finish school before he went back to Ghana. In 1988, when my youngest sister finished school, he went back. At that time I was already in medical school. At the end of six years, I realised I wanted to become an eye doctor.
Q. So what made you interested in METAHealth?
I decided to do my last year practicals in Ghana as I wanted to go back and serve my people. Unfortunately, the three months that I lived in Ghana in 1990 were shocking for me because the situation was very severe over there. There was a lot of mismanagement and not many resources from the ministry of health were available to work for the people. I could not cope with it. I realised I was more European than Ghanaian. I told my father that I could not work in Ghana. He was a bit disappointed, but he accepted it. I continued my training in Germany, became an eye doctor, and studied traditional medicine. But I always asked myself what caused a particular disease and was never satisfied with what I learnt at medical school. Every time a patient of cataract would come, I would ask, “Why did you get it in July? What happened just before you developed a cataract?” And all of them had the same story: they either lost their partner or spouse, or the children had flown the nest. I felt there must be a pattern to it. I did some research and found out about German New Medicine on the Internet. Then I got a newsletter saying that there was a lecture happening 10 km away from where I was living. I went there and found that the medical information being shared was brilliant, and my paradigm shifted. For the first time, I got to understand the real cause of diseases instead of just symptoms and how to deal with them. It completely opened my eyes. The lady talked about Dr Badar, the founder of META-Health. I went back, researched on the Internet about Dr Badar, and found out about META medicine.
Q. Your father left Ghana for Germany at a young age. Even you had to go back to Germany after spending a year in Ghana, where you said you were the happiest. You also mentioned that at that time racism was at its peak in Germany. So how did you and your family cope with this cultural and racial discrimination prevalent at that time?
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