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Chelation Therapy

6 May

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Perfect Health

Chelation (pronounced key-lay-shun) is a chemical reaction that results in a bond being formed between a metal ion and an organic (i.e., carbon-based made mostly of carbon) molecule. The resulting complex, metal bound to molecule, is called a “chelate” and contains one or more rings of atoms in which the metal ion is so firmly bound it cannot escape. This allows the metal ion to be transported in the same manner as a prisoner, first handcuffed, then moved from one location to another.

In the presence of aging and disease, the cells’ ability to move metal ions through the system and eliminate them when they are in excess becomes progressively impaired. This is especially true for calcium.

Calcium has vital functions in the human body. Without calcium, teeth and bones could not exist. Nevertheless, as the body ages, lipid peroxidation damages the walls of the arterial tree which is repaired leaving a scar. Then calcium and oxidized cholesterol are incorporated into the resulting scar tissue.

There are several known, and easily avoided, risk factors at work in the creation of arteriosclerosis. Lipid peroxidation begins the inflammatory process in the wall of the artery and is facilitated by the presence of:

  • (1) polyunsaturated fatty acids (present in many “junk-foods”)
  • (2) oxidized cholesterol (from cooked, i.e., pasteurized, milk and other animal foods cooked in open air),
  • (3) the relative absence of antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C and E, and
  • (4) high levels of homocysteine (a condition easily prevented with vitamins B6, B12 and folate). Tobacco smoke drains the body’s resources of antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, and further accelerates arteriosclerosis.

If you know and apply these facts from an early age, there is no reason for arteriosclerosis to develop in your body. “Hardening of the arteries” is not an inevitable disease of aging, as you have been led to believe; it is a disease of bad habits. To know and apply these facts, you have to be willing to think for yourself and ah, there is the reason arteriosclerosis will continue to kill people. Maybe the good do die young but so do the uninformed and dogmatic.

As the years pass, calcium deposits build up, and in association with cholesterol, calcified plaques and atherosclerotic plaques form, lining the arterial vessels. When calcium predominates, this process is called “hardening of the arteries” or arteriosclerosis, and when cholesterol predominates it is called “atherosclerosis.” The exact content of the plaques is determined by the individual’s diet, antioxidant intake and duration of the process. Regardless of where on the arterio-/athero- sclerotic continuum any particular individual falls, the result is the same: less and less fresh oxygen delivered to the tissues of the body.

It once was thought this process began in middle or old age. It is now known to begin in childhood in many people. The severity of this life-long process is determined by genetics, level of exercise and dietary habits. By age 21, many individuals have arterial disease, easily recognized at surgery or autopsy.

This is a disease of modern civilization. Never before have people so young had arteriosclerosis. As recently as the year 1900, heart disease was very rare. It may be that airborne industrial pollutants, as well as herbicides, pesticides and preservatives in our food, have a lot to do with arterio-/athero-sclerosis.

The cholesterol content of these plaques can be handled by shifting to a no-fat, high-fiber diet. Plaques actually decrease in size, and the cholesterol content can eventually disappear. Lipid peroxidation itself can be halted by the liberal intake of antioxidants such as Beta-carotene (the precursor of vitamin A), mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) and vitamin C, so no further damage is caused to the arterial tree.

The calcium content of the scar-plaques already present is another matter. Diet and pure water have little effect on it. Therefore, if you want to restore your health to a completely youthful condition, you are facing a real challenge with arteriosclerosis.

The list of problems that can be caused by artery disease is truly impressive, but it should not be surprising that it is so extensive given that a fresh supply of oxygenated blood is absolutely necessary for proper functioning in any organ. Even diseases that are more complicated, in that they have causes other than decreased blood flow, are made worse by arterial disease.

A prime example is Alzheimer’s Disease. True Alzheimer’s Disease is mimicked by simple aterio-/athero-sclerosis of the arteries and arterioles supplying the brain. Diabetes is known to be made worse by poor blood flow to the pancreas, and poor blood supply also can cause decreased output of digestive enzymes from the exocrine part of the pancreas, causing incomplete digestion.

Decreased blood supply to the kidneys results in the inappropriate release of angiotensin by the kidneys, inducing hypertension throughout the vascular tree. The joints, particularly the joints of the low back, react with inflammation and pain to decreasing blood flow and this, along with the degeneration of ligament tissue and disc disease, is responsible for the so-called “low back syndrome.”

Arterio-/athero-sclerosis plays a big part in the cause of arthritis throughout the body. The effect of this process on the heart is angina (chest pain originating in the heart) and eventually infarction and death. Poor blood supply to the stomach and small intestines results in poor digestion. Poor blood supply to the colon causes slowing of the colon with resulting colon disease.

The effect on the extremities is cold hands and feet, and in an advanced case, gangrene of the extremities can result. Impotence can be caused by decreased blood flow to the penis due to clogged arterioles. Frigidity can be caused by decreased blood flow to the pelvis. Cancer is known to be accelerated by decreased blood flow to the affected tissues. When blood flow is decreased to the immunocompetent cells in the bone marrow and spleen, the immune system itself is weakened.

The list of pains, aches, discomforts and diseases caused, or made worse by, arterio-/athero-sclerosis goes on and on. The above discussion is not complete and could not be made complete unless expanded to book size. Fortunately, there is a way to deal with arteriosclerosis. The answer is chelation.

Prevention of Arteriosclerosis: Oral Chelation

An ounce of prevention certainly is worth a pound of cure. The oral chelating agents serve admirably to prevent or halt the progression of arteriosclerosis, but do little to reverse the disease once it is present. You probably already are taking one of the oral chelating agents, vitamin C. This is an excellent oral chelating agent and also easily available. Also, fresh vegetables are loaded with other natural and effective chelating agents.

Exercise-generated Chelation

Lactic acid, produced from exercise, is an excellent chelating agent. It is the metabolic byproduct of sustained, vigorous muscle contraction. To get this chelating agent, you must exercise regularly. Exercise also increases your body’s ability to reduce, and thus neutralize, free radicals, which are at the heart of degenerative diseases.

There is a host of more exotic substances (Anginin, Unithol, Vaso Elastin, DMS, NTA, Hexopal Forte, Syntrival) that I think you should ignore, since they are not readily available, they are expensive, and the agents already easily available to you are excellent.

Reversal of the Effects of Arteriosclerosis by Intravenous Chelation

In distinction to the oral chelating agents that serve to prevent arteriosclerosis, intravenous chelation has been shown to actually reverse the effects of the disease. The agent used is Ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic Acid, also known as “EDTA,” sold commercially as Sodium Edetate.

EDTA is a synthetic amino acid. The usual dose is 2000-3000 mg. (adjusted to body weight, age, and kidney function) added to 500 ml. of “carrier solution” sterile water with a mixture of vitamins and minerals. Most chelation doctors add vitamin C along with B vitamins, bicarbonate and magnesium.

The solution is infused slowly, one drop per second, and one treatment requires about three hours. The prisoner (calcium) is moved out of the body using the sheriff’s handcuffs (EDTA). The half life of EDTA in the body is one hour; i.e., one-half is removed (filtered into the urine) after one hour, another half of what is left is removed after one more hour, etc. Within 24 hours 99% of the EDTA is gone from the body, and you are left with only the therapeutic benefit.

In addition, to the transitory transport of calcium, many other metal ions are transported and rearranged, which brings up the subject of how EDTA works. In the early days of EDTA therapy, physicians had no idea how it worked. As physicians do, they reached for the nearest reasonable explanation. They said it decalcified the walls of arteries clogged with arterio-/athero-sclerotic plaque, a kind of chemical ROTO-ROOTER ®. This is now known not to be the only benefit of EDTA, even though decalcification of plaques does occur. The action of EDTA is more complex than the simple-minded comparison with a ROTO-ROOTER can reflect.

To be sure, the action of EDTA is to increase blood flow throughout the body. One of the hallmarks of aging is decreased blood flow to all the organs. It has been shown conclusively: EDTA restores this lost blood flow. How can this happen, if EDTA is not a “ROTO-ROOTER?”

Delivery of oxygen to cells is not explainable by merely comparing the circulatory system to a set of pipes. Blood vessels are living organs, not pipes. Once oxygen is delivered to a cell there is still the matter of how efficiently it can be used. EDTA, as it turns out, operates at all these levels. Here are the effects of EDTA, the final manifestation of which is the healing of degenerative diseases of many kinds.

  • 1. EDTA lowers blood calcium and thus stimulates the production of parathormone from the parathyroid glands. This mild pulse of parathormone is responsible for the removal of calcium from abnormal locations (such as arteries) and the deposition of calcium in locations (such as bones) where it should be. This accounts for the mild recalcification of osteoporotic bones seen with EDTA.
  • 2. EDTA stimulates the enlargement of small vessels, so that they serve the purpose of collateral circulation around a blockage, rendering the blockage irrelevant.
  • 3. EDTA controls free radical damage due to lipid peroxidation by serving as a powerful antioxidant.
  • 4. EDTA removes abnormally located metal ions, such as copper and iron, that accumulate with age.
  • 5. EDTA removes lead, cadmium, aluminum, mercury and other metals, restoring enzyme systems to their proper functions.
  • 6. EDTA enhances the integrity of cellular and mitochondrial membranes.
  • 7. EDTA helps reestablish prostaglandin hormone balance. Prostaglandins, among other things, are responsible for the balancing act between contraction and relaxation of arterial walls and between clotting and the free flow of blood. Prostaglandins are produced from fatty acids, therefore lipid peroxidation upsets the balance of these vital hormones. EDTA chelates out the catalyzing metallic co-enzymes and thus inhibits lipid peroxidation, also serving the same function as an antioxidant.
  • 8. EDTA reduces the tendency of platelets to cause coagulation too readily. This tends to prevent inappropriate thrombosis, which blocks coronary arteries during a heart attack.
  • 9. EDTA increases tissue flexibility by uncoupling age-related cross-linkages that are responsible for loss of skin tone and for wrinkling.

I recommend any individual over the age of forty to have a series of twenty EDTA treatments, followed by six to twelve per year for maintenance after that, simply to restore youthful vitality lost due to aging and arteriosclerosis. A person who is already symptomatic with a cardiovascular disease will require more than twenty treatments. We look for the end of troublesome symptoms such as chest pain, leg pain, transient dizziness, intellectual impairment, and fatigue all attributable to loss of blood flow to vital organs to know when there have been enough treatments. A good rule of thumb to estimate the maximum number of treatments needed is one treatment for every year of your age, minus 20, but this is only a rough estimate.

You should expect to pay $90-120 per treatment, which admittedly is a nice piece of change. Most people would spend more money on a new car than on their health, so you have to ask yourself how much your health is worth. In the long run, the money you spend on chelation should more than repay itself in health, vitality and the absence of illness. If this were not so, I would not recommend it to you, and I would not be a chelation therapist. The number of physicians who carry out this procedure is relatively small, but growing rapidly a few hundred in the U.S. at present. This relative unavailability is surprising, given the great benefits available through this relatively inexpensive, extremely safe treatment.

A Short History of EDTA

EDTA was developed in Germany in the early 1930s as a substitute for citric acid. Citric acid was produced in England and used by Germany for binding mordant dyes. The development of EDTA was part of Germany’s effort to become independent of other countries. No one dreamed at the time that it would ever have a medical use. It has been available in the U.S. for medical purposes since 1948. The controversy has been raging since then, and it is not going away, much to the chagrin of the medical/pharmaceutical complex.

Background Information

Many physicians who administer EDTA are people who have benefited from it themselves, many of whom have been brought back from death’s door, most commonly from heart disease. As I write this, I am experiencing the absence of a severe low back pain condition, which had been with me for thirteen years, relief I attribute to EDTA! Also my hearing, which was beginning to fail, has cleared up dramatically, and my kids are now puzzled that I can hear them from the other room.

I was introduced to EDTA by an 84-year-old former surgeon, Martin Weiss, M.D., who had been given a death sentence by a cardiovascular surgeon at age 67 unless he would immediately undergo coronary bypass. He knew the dangers of surgery and looked around for an alternative. He learned of EDTA and through treatment became free of heart disease without the risk of anesthesia or surgery. He then decided to offer EDTA to his patients.

Many physicians are closet chelators who perform chelations on themselves and their loved ones and relatives, but do not offer it to the general public because of the threat of condemnation by the medical community. These physicians are severely constrained by their need to be accepted by their peers. The freedoms we enjoy in America were not won by such people.

Medical Politics

One can speculate about why this treatment is not more well-known and commonly administered in modern medicine in the U.S. It is interesting to observe, the patent on EDTA ran out in 1948, and it is therefore very inexpensive, because it can be produced by any drug company and must therefore face free market competition. It hardly matters how effective any drug is, when the patent expires, you probably will not hear much more about it. Drug companies have no fortune to make and thus no motivation to advertise EDTA to doctors. This kind of advertisement, believe it or not, is the most important factor determining which drugs many doctors prescribe, because it is this advertising doctors rely on for the bulk of their “continuing education.”

Also, if EDTA became commonly used, there would be a lot of cardiovascular surgeons looking for something else to do, as EDTA is a reasonably priced (cost: $2,000-4000), safe, nonsurgical alternative to balloon angioplasty (cost: around $15,000), and coronary bypass operations (cost: in the range of $50,000!).

Many of these surgeons make over two million dollars per year doing drastic procedures for illnesses which could have been prevented with oral chelation, and many even most of which can still be treated successfully with EDTA. If these surgeons go out of business so does a section of hospital surgery suites and with those, many hospitals. The economic phalanx lined up against chelation therapy is solid and deep.

It is interesting to note a recent study in a publication called Medical Care (1995;33(7):715-728). This study reports that coronary bypass surgery is 96% more likely to be recommended when the patient is covered by private insurance versus Medicare (which pays less), and 117% more likely to be recommended versus the noninsured (which pays even less).

I recently attended the thirty year reunion at the university where I took my premed training. There I met an old friend who had become a vascular surgeon. This man was a wonderful student who never made less than an “A” on any test. I thought that, of all people, Ed would have looked over the relevant studies and would have a well-thought-out opinion for or against bypass surgery.

So, I asked him, “Ed, what do you think of bypass surgery now? Is that good for people? Should we be doing that to people?” His reply: “It pays the bills!” And that was it. I could not persuade him to say anything more about the matter. He did offer that he was looking forward to an early retirement, but he had no more to say about bypass surgery.

One can only speculate about why the mass consciousness of doctors is not simply neutral to EDTA, but is, instead, openly hostile and disparaging. Otherwise open-minded docs will say absurd things like “I don’t know anything about it except it is no good!” How can you know it is no good, if you know nothing about it? My guess is: it is a combination of unconsciousness, ignorance and pure capitalism on the part of both pharmaceutical companies and medical practitioners.

Many courageous physicians have faced censure from medical societies, loss of hospital privileges, and worse for administration of this incredibly effective and safe treatment. Those days are coming to an end, however, because of the massive evidence which has accumulated to validate the safety and effectiveness of EDTA and the power of ACAM, the medical society for chelating doctors.

Nevertheless, we cannot take this therapy for granted. The California Medical Board is striving, right now, 1996, to regulate the use of EDTA to the point that it will not be available for the conditions for which most people need it. The Board is evenly split on whether to do this or not with (predictably) the vascular surgeon on the Board rabidly for suppression of chelation, despite the evidence of its effectiveness.

As one of these rigid, righteous, closed-minded doctors said at a recent board meeting, “As long as chelation therapy was limited to being used by only a few docs, it did not need to be regulated, but now that it is becoming well-known, this ripoff therapy must be suppressed.” What he did not say, that is clearly true, is he wants to stamp out the competition to his enormous coronary bypass fees. This meeting was open to the public, and the room was full of hundreds of people whose lives had been saved by chelation, one of whom shouted out “Coronary bypass is the real ripoff!”

Let me quote this surgeon a little more. “If EDTA is so good, let them prove it. Proof is not so hard to get! Let them prove it with controlled, double-blind, placebo studies and then publish these results in the top peer-reviewed journals.” He apparently had an attack of attention deficit disorder when these very studies had been presented to the Board only a few minutes before.

Only a few of the thousands of fine studies on EDTA have been published in what were once the distinguished journals of medical research. The reason for this: the pharmaceutical industry bought these journals out with “donations” and advertising dollars years ago. Studies on the uses of EDTA threaten the profits of the pharmaceutical industry with its panoply of patented, toxic, synthetic drugs and the surgical industry with its dangerous unnecessary interventions such as bypass surgery.

These studies simply are not allowed to be published in what were once the best medical journals, but that now are disrespected by doctors who are knowledgeable about the political process behind these publications.

Indeed, the surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital industries would like to stamp out chelation therapy. I am sure some people at MacDonald’s would like to outlaw other restaurants and make the Big Mac the required “food” for every person on the planet. Quality meals, like quality medical care, are not served at every standardized outlet.

A Vignette

Ten days ago one of my patients finished his course of chelation therapy. He went back for a visit to his cardiologist, who had recommended angioplasty and who strongly opposes chelation therapy. This man informed my patient that chelation therapy is dangerous, unproven, a financial ripoff and then insisted that my patient get back on his Mevacor (a toxic synthetic drug for lowering cholesterol).

He then mailed to me a nasty little “progress note.” A few days later my patient dropped by my office for a chat and pointed out that as a result of chelation therapy his blood pressure is down, his diabetes is under control, his arrythmia is no longer present, and he has a new-found experience of well-being.

When informed by his cardiologist that my fee was a ripoff, my patient reports that he leaned toward that doctor and asked “Just how much does angioplasty cost?” (Answer: $20,000 for a two-hour procedure which typically is a failure versus my fee of less than $2,300 for 25 three-hour chelation treatments which typically are successful.) Almost any chelation therapist can tell you several such stories.

I am proud to be a physician. I studied and worked hard for my degree. The only time I am embarrassed to be a doctor is when I see performances like this one by a colleague. I am embarrassed that this man has the same degree I have. I know better than to hope this doctor will change. The facts do not matter to righteous, closed minds. Things will change, but as a result of people like that growing rich, old, retired, and replaced by a new generation.

Insurance Politics

Insurance companies, including Medicare, will not cover the cost of chelation therapy with EDTA, even though the cost is only around $3,000 compared to $15,000 for angioplasty and $50,000 for a bypass. The excuse is, EDTA is not an “accepted” therapy.

What that actually means is: not accepted by cardiovascular surgeons who compete with chelation therapy and not accepted by the drug industry, which depends on people remaining sick and taking loads of synthetic drugs, and not accepted by the leading medical journals, which have been bought out by the pharmaceutical and surgical industries.

What is most strange, on the surface, is the fact that insurance companies do not cover the costs of chelation, even though they will shell out for coronary bypass which costs fifteen times as much and treats only two, three or four of the hundreds of arteries in the body.

However, if you consider how widespread is the incidence of arterio-/athero-sclerosis, the number of insured people who would need EDTA as a preventive measure is truly astounding, and the cost of covering those people is clearly outside what is possible for any insurance carrier. Perhaps Medicare and the insurance companies have thought rather deeply into what it would cost to cover chelation therapy.

Nevertheless, if you are willing to have your treatment and then sue your insurance company for coverage, you probably will win, provided you present the facts about EDTA clearly. Historically this has been the case. I have a stack of several hundred scientific articles on EDTA, and I am prepared to prove my point in any forum.

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Healing Your Energy Body

6 May

In human healing in the First World, we have a clear distinction between the fields of healing the body and healing the mind. Indeed, practitioners who seek to heal the mind in many officially acknowledged modalities are not allowed to touch the body, literally and metaphorically both, at all unless a problem is held to be “psychosomatic” – not really physical at all but just “all in the patient’s mind”.

Holistic practitioners have been seeking for a long time now to overcome this mind-body division because it is so obvious that the two are not separate, that one causes another and that they are inter-related, intertwined and to treat one in the absence of another is basically non-sensical and less efficient than it should be.

One thing the First World allopathic and holistic approaches have very much in common still, however, is the drive to symptom reduction.

First World inhabitants do not consider health unless there is a problem.

There are aspects of First World behaviour which seem as though health is being considered – health food, fitness and dietary supplements are indeed a thriving business – but it isn’t health people are after, but to look healthy and to function with efficiency and as though there actually was underlying health.

This, of course, is putting the cart before the horse as people who had an understanding of what health and healthy living is all about as far back as the Yellow Emperor. When someone is actually healthy, it is then that they:

look healthy (appropriate body proportions, muscle tissue where there should be, shiny hair and eyes, glowing skin, warm and supple body)

think clearly (logic and intuition working together, creativity, problem solving skills);

are emotionally balanced (able to experience the widest range of human emotions and being energised by the process; being able to approach life without fear and in the knowledge that they can experience);

live pro-actively (being focussed and joyful, effective in one’s actions, relating successfully to others, having the energy to build your dreams).

All these things arise from an underlying state of health quite naturally, without any struggle or hassle, without having to spend hours in the gym, grimly counting the calories at each meal, doing “mind gym” exercises or seeking personal development in therapy, courses and classes. When the underlying state of health is absent or the underlying state of being is one of non-balance, chaos, disturbance and non-cooperation between the many systems that comprise the totality of a human being, no amount of fire fighting the symptoms can do more than mask the problems for any length of time.

Energetic Bodies, Energetic Health

Take any First World person, at random, from anywhere out of their busy lives and sit them down in a white room, on a white chair, right in front of you and look at them carefully.

Chances are, they are not getting enough exercise of the right kind. The right kind of exercise for a human body being NOT strapped to some machine which makes a part of the body move backs and forth repeatedly to build muscle or to lose weight; and it is also not running around on concrete surfaces for hours on end.

The right kind of exercise for a human being is to run some then jump and dance, to stretch and flex, to move fluently in many different ways, many different positions throughout every moment of every single day.

Clearly, they are not doing that.

No matter how dedicated to health this person would declare themselves to be, they are not moving around like an unfettered three year old would and it shows in their body – the older they are, the more it shows.

Now, we could tell them about that, show them the evidence, explain it all and surely, they would nod most earnestly, may make a resolve or two to re-organise their lives to “do more exercise” but there we are. The cart is once again, before the confused looking horse and we already know that nothing will change.

This person is going to right back to their lives as they had previously; doing their eight hours in front of a computer screen, lying on a couch or whatever it is they do and returning to their lives exactly as it was.

Thus it is with the legions of dieters, health seekers, exercisers and all those other First World folk who want to make changes for the better in their lives because their lives hurt to live the longer it goes on, but in the end, simply can’t.

But WHY? That is the question I have been fascinated with for as long as I can remember. WHY are we like this? Why don’t we stop hurting ourselves with our daily lives and do something else instead?

In my quest to find the answer to that particular question, I turned to the mind as the driving force for behaviour – I looked into psychology.

A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body

When I began to investigate what happens with health of mind, or the absence thereof, how it was treated and how it came about, I noted right away that exactly the same processes were in action as were happening with the body.

People would have real problems with their mental functionings, and as with physical fitness, it is as easy as pie to spot where things are going wrong and what they should be doing instead.

Instead of being nasty to themselves, they should be more supportive of themselves, for example. That would work with just about every form of problem, just as eating a healthy diet would work with about every physical problem to bring about a real and noticeable change for the better. So simple and so obvious the solutions – but once again, here is the vexed question of WHY yet again. The mind holds the answer no more than the body, being engaged in exactly the same kind of inverted happenings as the physical body was also.

And then, there was the matter of “emotions”.

Emotional “Freedom”?

Roger Callahan, a Californian psychologist, began a true human revolution in the early 1980s by discovering that emotions could be made to disappear by treating the human energy system. He had patients tap on major meridian points which were disputed by First World science as to whether they existed at all but had been in use by other human cultures for at least 10,000 years at that time and this resulted in emotions, such as fear, anxiety, stress, anger, sadness and so on simply “disappearing”.

From this groundbreaking discovery, the whole field of Energy Psychology began to grow at a rapid rate almost immediately, as the First World inhabitants jumped with desperation on the idea that you could “simply tap your emotions away”.

If you were not afraid anymore, then you could do all sorts of things that were out of reach before – just as someone who might have lost 100 pounds in weight might all of a sudden have access to public swimming pools, glamorous clothes and the approval of their friends and neighbours.

Now, it’s true what I just said, namely that the First World inhabitants “jumped onto the idea in desperation”. Of course, they were and are desperate to find a cure for emotions. Emotions are inordinately powerful pains and pleasures that can rip you apart, turn your life upside down or simply condemn you to a hell of nothingness and suffering until you die.

I, of course, was one of these “First World inhabitants” and I tapped to destroy my emotions just as desperately as the others who got hold of a pain relief at long last and after decades of suffering.

And I do believe it was because I was able to remove the most intense of these pains which caused my mind and body to live in a constant state of confusion to one day, wake up and look around with amazement and to say, “Wait a minute. What are these emotions we are removing? What is it that we are tapping away so happily here? Why do we have emotions at all? If we are natural systems where everything has a place and an important function, then what is the function of emotions?”

It took me a while but I do believe that I can answer that question now – what emotions are and what their function is and from that starting point, a whole new idea of health and health care was beginning to emerge. New, you should say, to me – what I found was echoed across the ages by those who had worked with the human energy system before, and it was this which finally convinced me that I was right about my assumptions.

What Are Emotions?

Simply put, emotions are the feedback devices through which the energy body communicates with the conscious mind, just as physical pain is the feedback device through which the physical body communicates with the conscious mind about its states of being.

These “feelings” which I prefer to call “sensations” because they always have a physiological component too, whether we recognise this at the time or not, are cries from the invisible dimensions of our own self, that actual reality which I call the energy body.

This energy body does actually exist; it has systems not unlike the organs of the physical body; pathways not unlike the veins and arteries of the physical body; nutritional requirements, an immune system, and all of that is true and real in spite of the fact that all knowledge or occurrence of this has been edited out of awareness by the First World medical science for the past 500 years or so.

When we “tap an emotion away” we are not actually tapping a pain away – to be able to make a pain go away, you have to heal the underlying injury which caused it in the first place.

The Energy Psychologists and especially the ones who use the tapping techniques to stimulate the main energy body meridians, often talk of “removing blockages” in the system. You could think of the emotions resulting from these blockages as the equivalents to the inordinate physical pain one would feel with thrombosis – a blocked flow causes the entire surrounding area to go on red alert and the pain is spread far and wide, much further than the original seat of injury that may only be the size of a pinprick.

The Progression Of Disease

The ancient systems of Indian and Chinese medicine clearly say that any disease starts with the energy body being out of balance. Now I never really understood this properly and like most if not all First World inhabitants, gave it little thought beyond that it sounds nice in theory but hey, I’ve got a raging toothache, pass me the painkillers!

This is the cart before the horse again, or rather should I say, that is the Caesar and Jupiter confusion.

The Romans, a very practical people indeed, used to say, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to Jupiter what is Jupiter’s.”, thereby acknowledging that there are times and places for the energetic and the hard and you shouldn’t get them confused, or else nothing good can come of it. What we have been doing is giving only to Caesar and paying attention to Caesar only, leaving Jupiter quite out of the equation and that is a very costly mistake indeed.

There is a completely clear and logical transition between the happenings at the energetic level and the manifestation of physical disease in the Hard (my term for physical reality).

It really does all start with the energy body.

When this energy body is getting stressed or injured, the warning calls and warning signs are put out and they are our emotions – small fleeting ones at first, then building up in direct correlation with the severity of the imbalance which tends to get worse when no action is taken to put right what went wrong.

Think of it like this – you step on a small thorn. It hurts and you know it is there, you have sustained an injury. The natural response would be to stop, to sit down, extract the thorn, lick the wound (or engage in some other activity to stop infection), then favour the foot for as long as it takes for the wound to heal when walking is of the essence, and when it isn’t, to sit down and keep the foot off the ground.

But that is NOT what we First World folk do.

When we step on the metaphorical thorn, we ignore the pain. If we happen to be on the warpath, we will manfully walk on and on, even run into battle. When the pain gets worse, we will exert our will power to think of something else. If it gets worse still, we go and take some painkillers, then stronger painkillers, and it is only when the whole foot has become so infected that walking has become entirely impossible and our entire life is filled with nothing but the pain of this is that we finally STOP and seek some treatment.

This is so for metaphorical thorns in our psychology as well as it is in our physicality. We may accuse our allopathic healers of throwing all this heavy duty, nasty war based stuff at our injuries and that they are not really proper healers and so forth but look what we are presenting them with! How can they possibly be healers in the true sense of the word if all they see is rows upon rows of people who should have sought help with the tiny thorn a year ago when it was still easy to heal – we have literally left them with no other choice now than to cut off the entire leg to save our lives.

This is how the unsubtle and seemingly brutal First World health care systems have come into being, namely as a response to a population which doesn’t understand that you need to understand health first and that living follows suit from there, and not the other way around. Our injuries start in the energy system.

From there, they show up by the means of emotions which get successively worse and more profound. Now, these emotions turn into sensations – physical sensations like the proverbial “being punched in the stomach” as someone might describe the emotional feeling of having being told, “You’re fired” only there was no physical fist involved at all, at least not one that anyone else could see.

These physical responses, if repeated often enough, just simply become physical disease, just the same as if the person who was fired indeed was physically punched in the stomach repeatedly – the stomach will become damaged and physical sickness manifests.

That is the simple, direct, cause and effect progression between the energy body, via emotions into physical disease – there is nothing metaphysical about it, there is nothing spooky about it, there is nothing weird about it; it is a simple, plain fact and the evidence is there for all to see who wish to open their eyes to it.

Healing The Energy Body

And now, we come to a simple result of the above processes which is entirely logical and for many, will bring a huge sigh of relief, may they be healers or suffers, or most probably, both. We cannot force ourselves to lose weight with willpower alone over a lifetime – what a struggle! What an energy expenditure! What a never ending battle! What an outlook – a nightmare that never stops, can never stop and will wear us down, more and more as time goes by.

But what we can do is to heal the systems of the energy body that are causing the malfunctioning thoughts and behaviours that arise directly from the injuries of the energy body.

When we do that, there will be no more malfunctioning thoughts and behaviours.

They will simply cease to exist, just like those emotions that were simply tapped away because the basis for their existence has been removed – the original energetic injury has finally been healed and now, the pain simply STOPS.

If you recall, I said that the progression was:

Energy Body Injury -> Emotion -> Pain -> Physical Disease

Along the same lines, we have this progression:

Energy Body -> Emotion -> Pain -> Psychological Disease

… because the energy body underlies of course all health for the totality (the mind/body/spirit unit a human being represents).

Now, it is my desire to not so much heal what is already fully fledged and broken out disease. There are many who do this professionally and they are good at it – be it the last resort allopathic healers who amputate that leg because their owner failed to seek help when it was still just a thorn in the sole of their foot, or the holistic healers who point out that the likelihood of infection would have been a lot less if they had eaten a proper diet, taken care of the wound properly in the first place and have remedies to re-stimulate the systems of the body that might be able to cure this still; or be it the psychologists who would try and make a change to the person believing that it was a good thing to walk around for a year with a thorn in their foot or that winning the war was more important than losing a leg.

What I want to do is something else entirely.

I want to talk about true health – about healing and restoring the energy body from the ground up, to repair the energetic injuries that cause all the psychological and physiological suffering which is already there and to prevent any further suffering in the future. I want to do this because repairing the energy body is so easy – all it takes for it to happen is to have the will to health, because the energy realms are absolutely responsive to thought and intention.

Healing In The Quantum Realms

You might have heard me say this before, but I will repeat it because it is so centrally important.

When you stare at a wound, you cannot will it to close. Well you can, and it might make the wound close in statistically, 15% – 18.5% less time than if you hadn’t stared it at solidly for a week but that is just basically a huge waste of time of energy and effort, because the effort expended is in no relationship to the results achieved.

Energy healers across the ages have driven themselves mad because of this – it does a little so there must be something there that works but there seems to be no proper cause and effect between effectiveness and mental energy expended (as in praying for a sick person, hands on healing and so forth).

The fact is that actually, energy healing isn’t supposed to heal the physical body at all. That is the wrong tool for the wrong job – like trying to hammer in a nail with a fine screw driver. Intention (as in spells, prayers, wishes, attention, sending love and so forth) MOVES ENERGY. That is what it is for, that is what it is designed to do, and it is incredibly efficient at doing just that.

The energy body exists in a kind of quantum space – no time, no distance, that kind of thing. Here and if attention is focussed HERE, the energy body responds immediately and instantly to intentions of restoration, of healing, of re-establishing the Even Flow.

Here, and ONLY HERE, we can heal the most complex injuries for the price of a simple thought.

Here, and ONLY HERE, we can heal what lay broken and fallow for decades in a single instance. That is the most marvellous thing imaginable.

If we focus our attention where it belongs, namely on the energy realms and the energy body, cause and effect is restored and effort and reward work smoothly, quickly and with immediate results.

This does NOT mean that when we focus on the energetic injury underlying a physical disease, that the physicality is instantly repaired, please let us be clear about that in all ways. What we repair is only the energy body – that is my only desire and outcome for the system which has been called EmoTrance.

It is a healing system that does NOT seek to alleviate psychological or physical suffering; it is not a symptom remover, not a response to a pressing practical need of the “Please take this sensation away so I can go on with my busy life.”

EmoTrance is a healing system without direction or cause other than that it is logical and sensible to restore that which was broken, to heal that which was injured, to bring back to flow that which was perverted and blocked, and to have the energy body be what it should have always been – a glowing functioning entity of such perfection and beauty, it shines in all ways in the realms where it resides.

It is not that I am not aware of how much suffering there is, nor that I lack compassion for the suffers.

It is not that I don’t want to help people who are in pain.

But the fact is that there are millions who do this far more effectively than I can.

What I want to know is what happens when you repair the energy body and bring its systems back online, back to a true state of health.

I can’t begin to know or imagine.

We are talking about a state of being that might never have existed before in human history, that might have never been sought because it has never been modelled.

A fully functioning, fully nourished energy body, with all systems on line and exchanging energy freely with the Universe at every level is something that I have never seen or even thought to seek – before now.

But it is something that we can have – and I for one, would want to experience what that would be like, for the possibilities inherent beyond our current states of being and not just so the pain will stop.

In magic, there is a principle which states that when you need something, and you ask for this from a state of neediness, you cannot ever get it – the very state of neediness precludes the flow of that exact thing you need towards you and blocks you from being offered it at all. This “law of magical nature” has been the greatest headache, despair and conundrum for all and any across the ages who were desperate for help and begged for it on their knees; it has brought so many to magic and to healing who otherwise would have never given these states of existence the time of day in the first place and left them bitterly disappointed in the process.

I believe that when we work in the energy realms, with the intention of restoring our own energy bodies, not from a state of neediness but from a true desire to bring back to being an Even Flow we have never experienced before, we will open the doors to a form of magic we never had within our reach before.

This is a kind of magic that cannot be found by searching with intelligence; by disciplined study or self deprecation; not by following a guru or a teacher but only by experiencing it first hand, one human being at a time.

This is the magic I seek and for which I have developed the EmoTrance system that reminds us of the basic principles of true healing from the ground up.

I know that it is used primarily at this time to alleviate suffering and to repair symptom based problems of one kind or the other and that is fine too, because any repair work you do, any steps you take towards restoring the Even Flow in your energy body is a step towards that state of being we don’t know yet what it might be, what it might feel like, what it might be like to experience.

Heal your energy body.

With volition and just because you want to bring it back on line in all its potential perfection and beauty, as an end in and of itself and not just so you can make a few extra bucks, work a few hours a day more, get rid of that headache, find a new boyfriend or impress the neighbours. That is nothing compared to what just might be within our reach to do – at the energetic levels, for the asking and for the focussed desire and intention that it should be so.

Silvia Hartmann 16. 09.02
Creator, EmoTranceTM

Silvia Hartmann, PhD is Creator Of EmoTrance.
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Planetary Rhythms and Human Health

4 May

Lewis B. Hainsworth of Western Australia seems to be the first researcher to recognise the relationship of brain-wave frequencies to the naturally circulating rhythmic signals, known as Schumann’s resonances (SR), in the space between the surface of the Earth and the ionosphere.

Hainsworth imparted this awareness to Dr Robert O. Becker, noted electromagnetics pollution expert, and to Harvard neurologists as early as 1975.

In 1977, this phenomenon–the relationship between brain-wave rhythms and the spectrum of the natural Earth ELF (extremely low frequency) signals–became the basis for Itzhak Bentov’s Stalking the Wild Pendulum (Dutton, 1977). Later research confirmed a relationship to human health and well-being and even to ESP or psi phenomena.

Hainsworth sent up a clarion cry against hazardous EM (electromagnetic) pollution, whose dangers pale in comparison to the threat of technologies such as HAARP [High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program], which sends violent pulsations into the Earth’s ionosphere, potentially disrupting the entire electromagnetic shield of the planet and certainly affecting the whole biosphere and thus human welfare in general.

Some research has suggested that the frequency of the basic Schumann’s resonance has recently been rising in value, possibly threatening the whole biosphere, human welfare and our evolutionary future.

All biological processes are a function of electromagnetic field interactions.

EM fields are the connecting link between the world of form and resonant patterns. They store gestalts or patterns of information.

The bridge connecting solar system resonances and brain frequencies resides in our human DNA helix, which co-evolved in the Earth’s environment.

Electrical engineer Lewis B. Hainsworth, MA, was among the first to suggest that human health is linked with geophysical parameters by way of the naturally occurring Schumann’s ELF. His hypothesis identified naturally occurring features which determine the frequency spectrum of human brain-wave rhythms: The frequencies of naturally occurring electromagnetic signals, circulating in the electrically resonant cavity bounded by the Earth and the ionosphere, have governed or determined the ‘evolution’ or development of the frequencies of operation of the principal human brain-wave signals. In particular, the alpha rhythm is so placed that it can in no circumstances suffer an extensive interference from naturally occurring signals.

Hainsworth concluded that the frequencies of human brain-waves evolved in response to these signals.

If his hypothesis is correct, conditions for evolutionary changes in human brain-wave patterns have now been established. Furthermore, variations in these patterns can produce mild to disastrous health and behavioural changes.

The nature of the applied stimulus makes it difficult to identify the responses directly, as they are most likely to occur in the form of stress-related conditions. They will therefore show up as drastic increases in mental disturbance, antisocial behaviour, psychosomatic conditions and neurological disturbances. Some electrical field phenomena have already been linked with abnormal cell growth and a decrease in immunocompetency.

All these factors could be expected to lead to the appearance of “new” diseases, probably accompanied by a decline in resistance to many minor infections, an increase in conditions related to abnormal cell development, including cancer, birth defects and infertility, and an increase in psychological disturbance problems, e.g., drug addiction and suicide. These existing psychobiological problems could be expected to increase in scale, but could be studied for deviations from “normal” alpha cycles of 10.4 Hz, with detectable changes in psychological characteristics and mental abilities.

Hainsworth therefore strongly urged that research into widespread measurements of the natural SR signals’ frequency variations and field strengths be carried out and compared with statistics for the incidence of heart attacks, suicide attempts, road accidents, social violence, domestic accidents, crimes, etc. Studies are often conducted in this inferential way (such as those by Krippner and Persinger), searching correlations between the phenomena of Earth lights and tectonic strain and reports of UFO sightings, abduction reports and other anomalous psychophysical experiences for an electromagnetic connection to temporal lobe seizures.

We strongly suggest that correlations of broad changes in the modulations of SR be studied in relationship to microwave radiation, ELF signals and HAARP for both immediate and long-term consequences. We have discussed elsewhere the obvious ramifications of such EM pollution and 10-50 Hz modulations on the human system (Miller & Miller, “Synthetic Telepathy”, 2001).

We have also discussed the benefits for human well-being and relaxation from entraining with these natural rhythms (The Diamond Body, 1981). When a person is deeply relaxed, slow rhythmic sine-wave patterns can be detected in both the EEG and the heart/aorta resonating oscillator in the 7-8 Hz range. Resonance occurs when the natural vibration frequency of a body is greatly amplified by vibrations at the same frequency from another body.

Oscillators alter the environment in a periodic manner. Thus, standing waves in the body, whether during meditation/relaxation or not, can be driven by a larger signal. Progressively amplified wave-forms, created by resonance, result in large oscillations entraining other circuits in the body tuned to those frequencies.

A hierarchy of frequencies thus couples our psychophysical selves to the harmonic frequency of the electrical charge of the Earth, which naturally pulses at the same frequencies. This is hardly a coincidence, as we are adaptive products of our environment.

Our planet is surrounded by a layer of electrically charged particles called the ionosphere. The lower layer of the ionosphere is roughly 60-80 kilometres (40-50 miles) from the crust, and this charged layer is known to reflect radio waves. Bombardment by HAARP signals “pushes” out this boundary layer, thus altering the natural, pulsating rhythm. Natural fluctuations in frequency occur daily, by the lunar month, and in response to solar flares.

Since the ionosphere is a highly charged layer, it forms a so-called capacitor with the Earth. This means that there is a difference in electrical potential between the two, the Earth being negatively charged and the ionosphere being positively charged. This potential varies somewhat, but is around 200 volts per metre. This is a fundamental type of electrical generator.

The solar winds, interacting with the upper atmosphere rotation, act as the collector and brushes of a generator. The lower atmosphere can be seen as a storage battery for this gradient potential.

This electromagnetic field around the Earth can be viewed as a stiff jelly. When our bodies move and vibrate, these movements are transmitted to the environment, and vice versa. These fields not only impinge on our bodies, they also affect the charges inside our bodies. When we are standing on the ground, under normal conditions, we are grounded. Our body then acts as a sink for the electrostatic field and actually distorts the force-lines somewhat. The human body also has its own electrostatic field about itself.

These field lines are the result of the various biochemical reactions in the body. This resultant bio-field couples us to the iso-electric field of the planet (Miller & Miller, 1981).

In 1957, German physicist Dr W. O. Schumann calculated the Earth/ionosphere cavity resonance frequencies (which were named after him). He fixed the most predominant standing wave at about 7.83 Hz.

A “tuned system” consists of at least two oscillators of identical resonant frequencies. If one oscillator starts emitting, the other will be activated by the signal very shortly, in the process of resonance, entrainment or kindling (igniting the resonance phenomenon among the neurons).

It becomes obvious that in deep meditation, when waves of alpha and theta rhythms cascade across the entire brain, a resonance is possible between the human being and the planet. Energy and information which are embedded in a field are transferred. Perhaps the planet communicates with us in this primal language of frequencies.

According to Hainsworth, the influence of naturally occurring Schumann’s resonance signals on brain-wave pattern evolution is formally stated to show that low-power electrical fields could produce evolutionary change. The electrical fields produced by modern electro-technology are then possible sources of evolutionary change. The characteristics of some forms which might result should be considered. Some fields might inhibit survival of existing forms.

Because of lack of available data, precise measurements are lacking and must therefore be quantitatively valueless. Technology not only will change, but is changing, human evolution. Only extensive investigation of the naturally occurring signals will give any lead in showing what results might occur.

The possibility exists that human health is linked with geophysical parameters by way of the naturally occurring Schumann’s resonances. A number of attempts have been made to discover the correlation through geomagnetic and ionospheric storms. The correlation comes through the biological fact that the human system is apparently sensitive to such low-power ELF signals. We don’t know what the range of such a correlation might be.

The frequency values of the SR signals are determined by the effective dimensions of the cavity between the Earth and ionosphere. Thus, any events which change these dimensions will change the resonant frequencies. As Hainsworth warned, “such events could be ionospheric storms, and could even result from a man-made ionospheric disturbance” (emphasis added).

Geomagnetic storms are the magnetic changes produced by ionospheric storms, and are thus associated with conditions capable of changing the SR signals.

However, although such storms can produce these changes, measurement of these parameters cannot give any indication of whether the resonance signals have changed to a value outside their normal range or not. Since the undisturbed state of the ionosphere corresponds to the normal SR patterns, then ionospheric disturbances are likely to produce abnormal patterns, but will not necessarily do so in all cases.

If biological response is linked to Schumann’s resonance signals, this will reduce any apparent link with geomagnetic or ionospheric data.

Trying to determine the relationships between geophysical and biological conditions can become extremely complex. The frequencies of the SR signals change with ionospheric conditions. These conditions change diurnally, seasonally and with variations in solar activity, which, in turn, varies with the 11-year sunspot cycle and also with the 27-29-day lunar cycle, mainly during sunspot minimum periods. Lunar tidal changes in the height and thickness of the layers could also sometimes affect the cavity dimensions and hence the Schumann’s frequencies. So can powerful ELF signals from HAARP.

It should be borne in mind that if some signal conditions are harmful, then other conditions might be beneficial. This means that if, for example, seasonal and tidal conditions have resulted in the signals being in a biologically disturbing state, then the advent of a solar flare could result in changes in the signals, bringing them into a biologically beneficial state. The converse could also occur.

If we are sensitive to ELF signals, then when these factors are considered we would expect to get confusion if we try to link any effect with geophysical changes. For instance, there could be incidences of classic states of “lunacy” in some years if damaging signals coincided with full moons, then in other years the observations and analyses would show that the effects were not lunar.

An analysis of the correlation between the incidence of ionospheric disturbance and rate of admission to Heathcote Hospital (Perth, Western Australia) for about a three-year total indicated that when a disturbance occurred then the admission rate changed.

The probability of the association being random was of the order of 2000:1 against. However, the fact that sometimes the rate went up and sometimes down showed that ionospheric storms changed the rate of incidence of mental disturbance in a way that is consistent with that change being dependent on the actual causes being linked to variations in the Schumann’s resonance signals. At that point, Hainsworth decided to concentrate on trying to get some observational work going on measuring the SR signals.

Hainsworth’s set-up used a 2,000-turn, 1-metre-square antenna, and another of 1/3-metre square, plus amplifiers to handle signals from 0 to 30 Hz.

His amplified Schumann’s signals were analysed in a laboratory. On one occasion the signal dropped to zero amplitude when a solar flare occurred, and did not start recovering for about an hour and a half afterwards. It was originally just under 7 Hz and came back at only just over 6 Hz. His next step would have been to develop a wave analyser to try to pick out individual signals. But the failing health of both himself and his wife prevented this.

The value of proceeding with his seminal work has now increased many-fold due to the threat from the proposed US Missile Defense Shield. This is the offspring of the United States’ HAARP program in Alaska, whose raison d’être, or mission statement, allegedly dealing with national security, is vague if not purposefully misleading.

EM FREQUENCIES AND HUMAN RESPONSE

Hainsworth posed a series of questions, all of which are answered with a resounding “yes”. This should lead us in the direction of extreme caution towards introducing new EM or ELF sources and ionospheric changes in our environment. He presented his data in two papers (referenced at the end of this article and posted on the website http://www.nwbotanicals.org).

His questions are as follows:
1. Does the human biological system contain, use or generate any forms of electrical signal?
2. Does it respond to any of these signals?
3. Does it respond to audible signals at these frequencies
4. Does it respond to optical signals at these frequencies?
5. Do human signals change with psychological or mental states, such as stress or problem solving?
6. Does the human system respond to any very, very low-power electromagnetic signals?

Brain waves have only been studied since about the mid-1920s, and the signal form that is apparently most widely known and identified is the alpha rhythm.

The frequency of this signal varies from individual to individual, but it lies between about 7-8 Hz and 12 Hz, with an average value of 10.5 Hz.

Theta and beta rhythm signals also occur, and are identifiable by EEG below the 8 Hz and above the 12 Hz frequencies. Since the discovery and measurement of these signals, a great deal of effort has been devoted to trying to work out how they originated in the first place and what determines their frequencies of operation.

In the early to mid-1950s, Schumann (a geophysicist almost certainly uninterested in neurology) suggested that electromagnetic signals might circulate at extremely low frequencies in the electrically resonant cavity between the Earth and the ionosphere. He was right. The signals came to be called “Schumann’s resonances”.

One major component was originally predicated at a frequency of about 10 Hz. In 1959 it was measured to be slightly different. Meanwhile, the military co-opted the discovery for using ELF signals for submarine communications.

In fact, the first mode of these circulating signals has an average value of 7.8 Hz, with a typical diurnal range of from 7.2 to 8.8 Hz, and the second mode has an average value of 14.1 Hz and a range of from 13.2 to 15.8 Hz.

These match the brain-wave theta rhythm and beta rhythm nicely.

The blank range between the two modes is a very reasonable match with the normal frequency range of the human alpha rhythm, between 8 to 12 Hz or cycles.

Additionally, it was found that there is minimum (zero) power circulating in the Earth/ionosphere cavity at 10.4 Hz–which is virtually an exact match for the average value of the alpha rhythm.

Hainsworth points out that the existence of these natural signals and the close relationship of their frequencies of oscillation were facts unknown to senior neurologists and mental health specialists as late as 1975.

Hainsworth argued that up to the end of 1979, no long-term systematic measurements of any great value were being made of the Schumann’s resonance signals. Measurements were being made only intermittently for the purpose of obtaining research data for use by post-graduate geophysicists in constructing esoteric mathematical models of the ionosphere.

It follows from this that, until long after the end of 1979, no figures on these signals were available. Consequently, no “expert” can produce numerical evidence to support an objection to Hainsworth’s original hypothesis, since the only numerical values available are those favouring it.

However, Hainsworth left us with some open-ended questions:
7. Has any evidence ever been obtained to indicate that the human system is totally unaffected by externally applied electromagnetic fields?
8. Have any measurement programs ever been attempted to show whether the human system is (a) totally unaffected, (b) always affected, or (c) sometimes affected by naturally [or artificially] occurring electromagnetic signals?
9. Has the existence of such signals, having a close relationship with human biological signal frequencies, been known for many years?
10. Have those relationships been studied with adequate protocols in any detail?

Schumann’s resonances are actually observed, by experiment, occurring at several harmonic frequencies between 6 and 50 cycles per second (one cycle equals one hertz). Specifically they are found at 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hz, with a daily variation of around ±0.5 Hz.

Only as long as the properties of Earth’s electromagnetic cavity remain about the same do these frequencies remain the same. Cycles may vary somewhat due to ionospheric response to solar cycle activity and properties of the atmosphere and magnetosphere. Projects, such as HAARP, which heat up or blast out the ionosphere pose a potential threat of catastrophic proportions to this interactive system.

MEASURING BRAIN WAVES BY EEG

The resonant cavity formed between the ionosphere and the Earth produces rhythmic waves capable of entraining and phase-locking with brain waves.

Even at the turn of this millennium, Hainsworth (now deceased) seems to have been unfamiliar with extensive work in brain-wave research in neurology, hypnotherapy, biofeedback and neural feedback. This research includes extensive experiments in frequency-following response (FFR) and relating brain waves and brain-wave deficiencies to psychobiological states.

The brain is a massive source of ELF signals that get transmitted throughout the body through the nervous system, which is sensitive to magnetic fields. Brain waves and natural biorhythms can be entrained by strong external ELF signals, such as stationary waves at Schumann’s resonances. Entrainment, synchronisation and amplification promote coherent large-scale activity rather than typical flurries of transient brain waves. Thus, resonant standing waves emerge from the brain, which under the right conditions facilitates internal and external bio-information transfer via ELF electromagnetic waves. These SR waves exhibit non-local character and nearly instant communication capability.

The EEG (electroencephalograph) measures brain waves of different frequencies within the brain. Rhythmicity in the EEG is a key variable in the coordination of cortical activity.
Electrodes are placed on specific sites on the scalp to detect and record the electrical impulses within the brain. Frequency is the number of times a wave repeats itself within a second.
It can be compared to the frequencies on a radio. Amplitude represents the power of electrical impulses generated by the brain. VVolume or intensity of brain-wave activity is measured in microvolts.

Raw EEG frequency bands include gamma (25-60 Hz); beta (12-25 Hz); alpha (7-12 Hz); theta (4-7 Hz); and delta (less than 4 Hz).
Their ranges overlap one another along the frequency spectrum by 0.5 Hz or more. These frequencies are linked to behaviours, subjective feeling states, physiological correlates, etc.
Clinical improvement with EEG biofeedback is traceable to improved neuroregulation in basic functions by appeal to their underlying rhythmic mechanisms.

Schumann’s resonance forms a natural feedback loop with the human mind/body. The human brain and body developed in the biosphere, the EM environment conditioned by this cyclic pulse.
Conversely, this pulse acts as a “driver” of our brains and can also potentially carry information. Functional processes may be altered and new patterns of behaviour facilitated through the brain’s web of inhibitory and excitatory feedback networks.
Functional processes may be altered and new patterns of behaviour facilitated through the brain’s web of inhibitory and excitatory feedback networks.

The brain has its own set of vibrations it uses to communicate with itself and the rest of the body. EEG equipment distinguishes these waves by measuring the speed with which neurons fire in cycles per second.
At their boundaries these waves can overlap somewhat, merging seamlessly into one another–so different researchers may give slightly different readings for the range of cycles per second (Hz). The rate of cycling determines the type of activity, kindling wave after wave over the whole surface of the brain by igniting more neurons.

The frequency bands and wave characteristics are described as follows:

¥ Gamma waves (25-60 Hz) appear to relate to simultaneous processing of information from different brain areas, e.g., involving memory, learning abilities, integrated thoughts or information-rich task processing. Gamma rhythms modulate perception and consciousness, which disappear with anaesthesia.
Synchronous activity at about 40 Hz appears involved in binding sensory inputs into the single, unitary objects we perceive.

¥ Beta waves (12-25 Hz) dominate our normal waking state of consciousness when attention is directed towards cognitive tasks and the outside world. Beta is a “fast” activity, present when we are alert or even anxious, or when engaged in problem solving, judgement, decision making, information processing, mental activity and focus.
Nobel Prize winner Sir Francis Crick and other scientists believe the 40 Hz beta frequency may be key to the act of cognition.

¥ Alpha waves (7-12 Hz) are present during dreaming and light meditation when the eyes are closed.
As more and more neurons are recruited to this frequency, alpha waves cycle globally across the whole cortex. This induces deep relaxation, but not quite meditation. In alpha, we begin to access the wealth of creativity that lies just below our conscious awareness.
It is the gateway, the entry point that leads into deeper states of consciousness. Alpha waves aid overall mental coordination, calmness, alertness, inner awareness, mind/body integration and learning.

Alpha is also the home of the window frequency known as the SR, which propagates with little attenuation around the planet.
When we intentionally generate alpha waves and go into resonance with that Earth frequency, we naturally feel better, refreshed, in tune, in synch.
It is, in fact, environmental synchronisation.

¥ Theta waves (4-7 Hz) occur most often in sleep but are also dominant in the deepest states of meditation (body asleep/mind awake) and thought (gateway to learning, memory).
In theta, our senses are withdrawn from the external world and focused on the mindscape–internally originating signals.
Theta waves are associated with mystery, an elusive and extraordinary realm we can explore. It is that twilight state which we normally only experience fleetingly as we rise from the depths of delta upon waking or drifting off to sleep. In theta, we are in a waking dream; vivid imagery flashes before the mind’s eye and we are receptive to information beyond our normal conscious awareness.
Theta meditation increases creativity, enhances learning, reduces stress and awakens intuition and other extrasensory perception skills.

¥ Delta waves (0-4 Hz) are the slowest but highest in amplitude.
They are generated in deepest meditation and dreamless sleep. Delta waves confer a suspension of external existence and provide the most profound feelings of peace.
In addition, certain frequencies within the delta range trigger the release of a growth hormone which is beneficial for healing and regeneration. This is why sleep, deep restorative sleep, is so essential to the healing process.

Rhythm & Harmonic Resonance

There is a harmonic relationship between the Earth and our mind/body. Earth’s low-frequency iso-electric field, the magnetic field of the Earth and the electrostatic field which emerges from our body are closely interwoven. Our internal rhythms interact with external rhythms, affecting our balance, REM patterns, health, and mental focus. SR waves probably help regulate our bodies’ internal clocks, affecting sleep/dream patterns, arousal patterns and hormonal secretion (such as melatonin).

The rhythms and pulsations of the human brain mirror those of the resonant properties of the terrestrial cavity, which functions as a waveguide. This natural frequency pulsation is not a fixed number, but an average of global readings, much like the EEG gives an average of brain-wave readings. SR actually fluctuates, like brain waves, due to geographical location, lightning, solar flares, atmospheric ionisation and daily cycles.

The most important slow rhythm is the daily rhythm sensed directly as the change in light. Rhythms connected with the daily rhythm are called circadian (an example is pineal gland melatonin secretion). Some experiments in the absence of natural light have shown that the basic human “clock” is actually slightly longer than one day (24 hours), and closer to one lunar day (24 hours 50 minutes).

On a slower scale, a strong influence on the Earth is its geomagnetic field, which is influenced by the following periods: the Moon’s rotation (29.5 days); the Earth’s rotation (365.25 days); sunspot cycles (11 or 22 years); the nutation cycle (18.6 years); the rotation of the planets (88 days to 247.7 years); and the galaxy’s rotation cycle (250 million years). Very important rhythms, like hormone secretion and dominant nostril exchange, are in the order of 1-2 hours. In the range of human EEG, we have the Sun’s electromagnetic oscillation of 10 Hz, while the Earth/ionosphere system is resonant at frequencies in the theta, alpha, beta-1 (low or slow) and beta-2 (high or fast) bands.

Different species often have internal generators of environmental rhythms, which can be extremely precise, up to 10-4. The frequency of these oscillators is then phase-locked-loop (PLL) synchronised with the natural rhythms. Environmental synchronisation sources are often called zeitgebers. The mechanism of optical synchronisation can be shown. The presented rhythms should inspire a better understanding of the interaction of internal and external rhythms during specific states of consciousness.

The bioelectrical domain is geared to thalamocortical generation of rhythmic activity. In neurofeedback, what is being trained is the degree of rhythmicity of the thalamocortical regulatory circuitry. Rhythmicity manages the entire range of activation and arousal in the bio-electrical domain. One role advocated for rhythmic activity is that of time binding: the need for harnessing brain electrical activity, which is spatially distributed, while maintaining it as a single entity.

Brain waves indicate the arousal dimension, and arousal mediates a number of conditions. Changes in sympathetic and parasympathetic arousal “tune” the nervous system. Underarousal leads towards unipolar or reactive depression, attention deficit disorder, chronic pain and insomnia. Overarousal is linked with anxiety disorders, sleep onset problems, nightmares, hypervigilance, impulsive behaviour, anger/aggression, agitated depression, chronic nerve pain and spasticity. A combination of underarousal and overarousal causes anxiety and depression as well as ADHD.

Instabilities in certain rhythms can be correlated with tics, obsessive-compulsive disorder, aggressive behaviour, rage, bruxism, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, migraines, narcolepsy, epilepsy, sleep apnoea, vertigo, tinnitus, norexia/bulimia, suicidal ideation and behaviour, PMS, multiple chemical sensitivities, diabetes, hypoglycaemia and explosive behaviour.

The brain responds to inputs at a certain frequency or frequencies. The computer can create wave-form patterns or certain frequencies that compare with the mind’s neural signals in terms of mind patterns. If people can control their mind patterns, they can enter different states of being (mental relaxation, study, etc.).

So what happens when the mind is entrained with a sound or vibration that reflects the thought patterns? When the mind responds to certain frequencies and behaves as a resonator, is there a harmonic frequency that the mind vibrates to or can attune to? What does the study of harmonic resonance, sound or vibration have to do with the brain’s frequency waves?

Sound waves are examples of periodicity, of rhythm. Sound is measured in cycles per second (hertz or Hz). Each cycle of a wave is, in reality, a single pulse of sound. The average range of hearing for the human ear is somewhere between 16 Hz and 20,000 Hz. We cannot hear extremely low frequencies, but we can perceive them as rhythmic.

Entrainment is the process of synchronisation, where vibrations of one object will cause the vibrations of another object to oscillate at the same rate. External rhythms can have a direct effect on the psychology and physiology of the listener. Slower tempos from 48 to 70 BPMs have been proven to decrease heart and respiratory rates, thereby altering the predominant brain-wave patterns.

Binaural beats are continuous tones of subtly different frequencies, delivered to each ear independently in stereo via headphones. If the left channel’s pitch is 100 cycles per second and the right channel’s pitch is 108 cycles per second, the difference between the two equals 8 cycles per second. When these sounds are combined, they produce a pulsing tone that waxes and wanes in a “wah wah” rhythm.

Binaural beats are not an external sound; rather, they are subsonic frequencies heard within the brain itself. These frequencies are created as both hemispheres work simultaneously to hear sounds that are pitch-differed by key mathematical intervals (window frequencies). The brain waves respond to these oscillating tones by following them (entrainment), and both hemispheres begin to work together. Communication between the two sides of the brain is associated with flashes of creativity, insight and wisdom.

Alpha-wave biofeedback is considered a consciousness self-regulation technique, while alpha-frequency binaural beat stimulation (frequency-following response) is a passive management technique where cortical potentials entrain to or resonate at the frequency of an external stimulus. Through the self-regulation of specific cortical rhythms, we begin to control those aspects of consciousness associated with that rhythm. When the goal is alpha, either in meditation or in biofeedback, it means entraining with the primary SR.

MEASURING CHANGES IN SCHUMANN’S RESONANCES

Earth’s background base frequency, or “heartbeat” (Schumann’s resonances), fluctuates and may be rising dramatically. Though it varies between geographical regions, for decades the overall measurement was 7.8 cycles per second. This was once thought to be a constant. Global military communications were developed using this frequency. However, recent reports set the rate at over 11 cycles and climbing. Science doesn’t know why, what to make of it or even if these reports are credible.

Gregg Braden claims to have found data collected by Norwegian and Russian researchers, and says it’s not been widely reported in the USA. The authors have been unable to substantiate this. Braden suggests the only reference to SR to be found in the Seattle Library reference section is tied to the weather. Science acknowledges SR as a sensitive indicator of temperature variations and worldwide weather conditions. Braden believes the fluctuating SR may be a factor in the severe weather conditions of recent years.

As previously stated, the Earth behaves like an enormous electrical circuit. The atmosphere is actually a weak conductor; and if there were no sources of charge, its existing electrical charge would diffuse away in about 10 minutes. There is a “cavity” defined by the surface of the Earth and the inner edge of the ionosphere, whose height fluctuates somewhat. It’s been calculated that at any moment, the total charge residing in this cavity is 500,000 coulombs.

There is a vertical current flow between the ground and the ionosphere of 1 &endash; 3 x 10-12 amperes per square metre. The resistance of the atmosphere is 200 ohms. The voltage potential is 200,000 volts. There are about 2,000 lightning storms at any given moment worldwide. Each produces 0.5 to 1 ampere, and these collectively account for the measured current flow in the Earth’s “electromagnetic” cavity.

Schumann’s resonances are quasi standing-wave electromagnetic waves that exist in this cavity. Like waves on a string, they must be potentiated or “excited” in order to be observed. They are not caused by internal terrestrial factors or Earth’s crustal movements or the core, which does produce magnetic fields. They seem to be related to electrical activity in the atmosphere, particularly during times of intense lightning activity. So long as the properties of Earth’s electromagnetic cavity remain about the same, these frequencies remain the same. Presumably there is some change due to the solar sunspot cycle, as the Earth’s ionosphere changes in response to flares and mass ejections during the 11-year cycle of solar activity. High-energy charges coming off the Sun brush across the upper atmosphere, ionising there.

Since the Earth’s atmosphere carries a charge, a current and a voltage, it is not surprising to find such electromagnetic waves. The resonant properties of this terrestrial cavity were first predicted by W. O. Schumann in 1952 and 1957, and first detected by Schumann and Konig in 1954.

Much of the research in the last 20 years has been conducted by the US Department of the Navy, which uses ELF signals for communication with submarines. However, little attention is given by the military and defence contractors to issues of psychobiological health and well-being.

Between the nearly perfectly conducting terrestrial surface and ionosphere, a resonating cavity is formed. Broadband electromagnetic impulses, like those from lightning flashes, fill this cavity and create globally the so-called Schumann’s resonances at frequencies in the range of 5&endash;50 Hz (Schumann, 1952; Bliokh et al., 1980; Sentman, 1987). The nominal average frequencies observed are 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hz, with slight diurnal variation (Sentman and Fraser, 1991).

Standard magnetometers are not able to measure Schumann’s resonances, and even the search coil (i.e., pulsation) magnetometers, which most often sample at about 0.1 Hz, do not allow such studies. Special equipment is thus needed (see, for example, Sentman and Fraser, 1991).

Current findings suggest:

1. Schumann’s resonances are actually observed by experiment to emerge at several frequencies related to brain waves. They range between 6 and 50 cycles per second, specifically 7.8 (alpha), 14 (low beta), 20 (mid beta), 26 (high beta), 33 (low gamma), 39 (gamma) and 45 Hz (gamma), with daily variation of about ±0.5 Hz.

2. The strongest of the seven resonances is 7.83 Hz, in the alpha brain-wave range. If the rise in resonance continues, this primary resonance, the Earth pulse, changes from sub-band low alpha (7&endash;10 Hz) to sub-band high alpha (10&endash;12 Hz), perhaps influencing our ability to relax deeply, balance and integrate our mind/body connection. It could influence REM sleep and dreaming. If it continues to rise, it will breach the threshold into “fast” beta activity. Low beta (12&endash;15 Hz) is associated with lack of focused attention, and can even indicate attention deficit disorder.

3. The amplitude (i.e., intensity) of the Schumann’s resonances is not constant, and appears to be extremely dependent upon tropical (and hence global) temperature. Indeed, preliminary results seem to indicate that a mere one-degree increase in temperature correlates with a doubling of the SR. This could not be more significant, as it is unknown what psychobiological effect these fluctuations could have on humans.

SR AND GLOBAL TEMPERATURE CHANGES

One of the most crucial questions in science today centres on whether or not the planetary temperature is rising, falling or remaining unchanged. Recently global warming has been acknowledged by most in the field, and human interference (technology) is implicated.

On one hand, analyses of thermometer measurements of near-surface global (land and sea) air temperatures suggest the planet has been warming in recent decades. But satellite measurements of the planet’s lower atmospheric temperature show no warming from 1979 to 1998.

Temperature data from weather balloons launched throughout the world reveal variations and trends in global temperatures that correspond to those found in the satellite-based measurements.

Analysis of pressure thickness measurements from these same balloons also shows no warming in recent decades. It’s no wonder we have such an ongoing “heated debate” about the recent temperature history of the Earth! Yet most people recognise that their local weather is markedly different than in past decades.

Scientists have suggested lately that another method may exist to monitor planetary temperature accurately. The idea is simple, though the underlying physics of the processes is complex.

The method is based on the well-known fact that thunderstorms and lightning strikes in many parts of the world are directly related to lower-atmospheric air temperatures. Higher temperatures produce more lightning strikes, while lower temperatures tend to depress lightning activity.

Lightning discharges occurring anywhere in the world produce electromagnetic pulses that spread away from the source. Much of the energy is quickly degraded, but some of the energy the lightning produces falls in the extremely low frequency/long-wavelength domain of the electromagnetic spectrum.

At these long wavelengths, the energy from a lightning strike is able to circumnavigate the Earth without serious degradation. This low-frequency/long-wavelength energy creates SR signals which can be detected throughout the world.

Understanding SR waves requires a basic appreciation of the vertical structure of the atmosphere. In the upper reaches of the ionosphere, incoming ultraviolet radiation and soft X-rays affect atoms or bonded groups of atoms, causing gains or losses of negatively charged electrons.

This interaction creates an environment of positively and negatively charged particles of the high atmosphere that, among other interesting qualities, can readily conduct electricity.

The bulk of our insulating atmosphere lies between two conducting layers of the Earth’s surface and the lower boundary of the ionosphere. This spherically concentric cavity, the Earth/ionosphere cavity, is bounded by those electrically conducting walls. Again, lightning discharges within the cavity produce electromagnetic pulses that spread away from the source in the extremely low frequency domain, and the conductive walls of the cavity produce some interesting effects for the low-frequency energy.

For example, energy with a frequency near 7.5 Hz would have a wavelength of about 40,000 km (recall that wavelength = speed of light / frequency). Because this wavelength equals the circumference of the Earth, the energy is able to circumnavigate the Earth/ionosphere cavity without serious degradation.

The 100 or so lightning bolts occurring each second in the 1,000 lightning storms around the world contribute to the energy in the 7.5 Hz portion of the spectrum, which can be measured anywhere on the planet. It is these resonance properties of this global spherical capacitor or resonator) that Schumann predicted over 40 years ago.

In an article published in Science, MIT scientist Earle Williams (1992) constructed a powerful argument that links Schumann’s resonances to convection and ultimately to widespread tropical and/or global temperature.

Williams concluded that a 1°C warming in the tropics should result in a fourfold increase in lightning activity, and he presented empirical data from several locations to support his conclusion. He noted that any measurable parameter nonlinearly related to temperature could be extremely useful in assessing the most subtle changes in global temperature.

Others have presented different sensitivities: Price (1993) concluded that a 1°C warming would increase global lightning activity by 7%; Price and Rind (1994) found a 5&endash;6% increase per 1°C sensitivity; while Reeve and Toumi (1998) found the sensitivity to be near 40% per 1°C. Regardless of the exact sensitivity, all these scientists conclude that lightning increases with even moderate amounts of warming worldwide.

More lightning would generate a stronger SR, which may be useful in monitoring planetary temperatures.

The link between SR and the number of lightning strikes is supported by a mean day/night temperature fluctuation pattern. A diurnal pattern of worldwide lightning exists with three maxima recorded regularly due to the large number of mid- to late-afternoon thunderstorms in land areas of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia and Australia. (Storms are first generated in Asia; later they form in Africa; and later each day they arise in South America.)

Global warming has been linked to the suspected rise in SR, and is a threat to its synchronisation with our brain waves.

Small changes in temperature pump up into large signals in extremely low frequency (ELF) resonances.

Long-term monitoring and study of global climate changes via measurements of ELF electromagnetic waves needs to be conducted more closely. Monitoring the intensity and frequencies of the lightning-induced ELF SR could help monitor changes in the Earth’s climate over time.

One Israeli program proposed setting up two or three widely separated ELF field sites.

A suggested site for a permanent SR monitoring station was in the Negev Desert in Israel. Members of this proposal want to develop, test and install the appropriate software for the automatic electromagnetic monitoring and preliminary processing of the incoming data. They suggested that simultaneous measurements could be made in Russia and Sweden to test the global nature of the ELF signals measured in Israel.

The continuous ELF data measured in Israel could be compared with other ELF data sets from other locations around the world, such as Hungary, USA or Japan. Furthermore, the relevant global climate data sets&emdash;such as surface temperature, satellite observations of the global distribution of deep convection, and global atmospheric water vapour measurements&emdash;could be used for comparisons with SR data to check the reliability of the “global thermometer” hypothesis.

A systematic study of SR parameters during high-energy particle precipitation events has shown that protons and electrons with energies above 1 MeV ionise the upper boundary of the Earth/ionosphere cavity. This leads to an increase in the resonance frequency and a decrease in the damping of the first Schumann’s resonance, as derived from measurements at Arrival Heights, Antarctica.

The study used the nine strongest solar proton events of the past Solar Cycle 22 and high-energy electrons emitted periodically from co-rotating interaction regions in the solar wind during 1994&endash;95. The variation of the SR parameters is in qualitative agreement with current SR theories.

The study also showed that high-energy particle precipitation (solar ejecta) is not the only relevant source affecting SR parameters. The findings constitute a so far little-explored aspect of solar/terrestrial interaction.

FACILITATING OUR POTENTIAL

In conclusion, we postulate that:
(1) we are complex electrodynamic, rather than merely chemical beings, sensitive to natural and artificial EM fields;
(2) SR frequencies coincide with human brain waves, affecting subtle and gross brain-wave generation, regulating homoeostasis, healing and psi;
(3) there is strong correlation between human behavioural disturbance and geomagnetic field turbulence or isolation from SR frequencies.

As human beings we have extraordinary potentials we have hardly begun to study, much less understand.

Creative gifts, intuitions and talents that are unpredictable or emergent may become stabilised in generations to come.

Hopefully, we can learn to understand both our emergence from an essentially electromagnetic environment and facilitate our potential for healing, growth and non-local communication.

One Mind

About the Authors:

¥ Richard Alan Miller started his professional career as a physicist, biophysicist and instrumentation specialist. In late 1972 he began his foray into paraphysics with experiments in Kirlian photography and developed a field theory to explain the phenomenon.

He is an expert in growing and marketing botanicals, and set up his own company, Northwest Botanicals.

Visit Northwest Botanicles for a listing of his writings on subjects as diverse as metaphysics, parapsychology and alternative agriculture.

He is currently writing a book on ESP self-induction. Richard is available for lectures and as an outside consultant.

He can be contacted at OAK Publishing, Inc., 122 SW 5th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA; telephone +1 (541) 476 5588, fax +1 (541) 476 1823, email DrRam@magick.net.

¥ Iona Miller is a multimedia artist, hypnotherapist, web author and researcher who works through the Asklepia Foundation (http://www.asklepia.org), Chaosophy Journal and JNLRMI on the relationship between experiential journeys, physics, healing, creativity, dreams, consciousness and chaos theory.

She has been collaborating with Richard Alan Miller since the mid-1970s; although they divorced in 1994, they continue to work together on leading-edge studies into consciousness, neurotheology, Qabalah, alchemy and the nature of reality.

Email Iona at iona_m@yahoo.com, and visit her homepage at http://www.geocities. com/iona_m/.

Notes and References:

¥ The authors give special thanks to Betty Daly-King of Western Australia for getting them started on the completion of Lewis B. Hainsworth’s original works on this subject.

¥ Two background papers by Hainsworth are appended to the article “On the Possible Effects of Changes in Schumann’s Resonances on Human Psychobiology” at website http://www.nwbotanicals.org. Appendix 1: The Effect of Geophysical Phenomena on Human Health (first published in Speculations in Science and Technology, vol. 6, no. 5, December 1983); Appendix 2: Electrical Technology and Human Evolution (Speculations in Science and Technology, vol. 11, no. 2, 1987)

¥ Additional references for this article can be found at http://www.nwbotanicals.org.

When we die, our other “bodies” are eventually dispersed, and only the Self remains. This Self is a spark, the Ineffable Fire, a ray of Photonic-Light from the One creative Force, with which Hir must inevitably merge is a synergistic synthesis of Spirit.
One Mind.