Subtle Body Encyclopedia

Written by probationideadlyi on June 11th, 2011. Posted in Crystal Astrology

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What is “energy anatomy”? Look beneath the surface of the world—the world that includes your clothes, toaster ovens, philosophies, your skin—and you will discover a universe of swirling and subtle energies.

While we do not know exactly what these energies are doing or how they are doing it, we do know that they are “here,” forming the energies that underlie physical reality. They form you.

In this section we will examine the subtle energies that make up the world. We will define “subtle”
versus “physical,” walking the boundary lines between the two to distinguish the immeasurable from the measurable, the invisible from the visible. We will learn some of the basic principles of energy—what it is and how it works—and present the idea of an energetic anatomy, or system, constructed of subtle energy fields, channels, and bodies. We will briefly discuss each of these separate anatomical structures.

We will then take a look at doing healing work, whether it is associated with allopathic,
complementary, integrative, or other healing philosophies. There are unique factors involved in being a subtle energy healer: someone who sees, senses, hears, and works with the subtle and less substantive energies. Special considerations involve questions about ethics, boundaries, training, and the use of intuition.
This section is an introduction to—and a portal into—the world of energy. It is a fascinating world, the point of contact for making the unknown, known—and for discovering what we still do not know

ENERGY IS UNIVERSAL
Take a close look at your skin. If you really saw it as the ancients might have, you would perceive subtle lines and patterns—more subtle than wrinkles and pores. Dr. Giuseppe Calligaris, whom you will meet later in this book, illuminated these patterns. If you were ill, he would interpret their shapes to help you diagnose your disease.

Speak a few words. Did you know that through a special process called cymatics , your words, when
vibrated onto a special sounding plate, can take geometric form? They might appear as mosaics or
mandalas, triangles or pentagrams.
These are only two examples of the types of proofs and processes involved in the study of the human
energy system. We are made of energy. Everything in the world is made of energy, which can be defined most simply as “information that vibrates.” This energy—this manna of life—may express itself as patterns, sound, skin, thought, or even morning coffee, but it is all energy. We cannot see the subtler patterns of skin or the shape of our words, but they are there nonetheless. So it is with certain layers of the body and the world. Even though they are imperceptible to the five senses, they do exist.

This book offers insights into, research about, and explanations of the complex set of subtle fields,
channels, and bodies that create the human being. These structures are made of subtle energy: energies that are too high or low in frequency to be easily measured. We can tell that they exist because they produce an effect.

We cannot talk about subtle energies without also examining physical or gross energies . The subtle
cannot be separated from the physical any more than coffee can be pulled out of water and remain
drinkable. Part of the proof that subtle energies exist, in fact, lies in the validation of physical energies

WHAT IS SUBTLE ENERGY?
Thousands of years ago, our ancestors saw energy in ways that have been dismissed in recent times. They did not use special microscopes, spectrometers, or other tools in their investigations, as we currently do.
Instead, they employed their inner senses.
Subtle energy is simply energy that cannot be accurately measured using current scientific methods. It is not supernatural, paranormal, or scary—it is just energy. It obeys some—but not all—of the same laws as does physical matter, its counterpart. As the information presented in “A Model of Subtle Energy” on page 12 suggests, subtle energies operate on a different plane or continuum than do physical energies. Yet they can be at least somewhat defined in comparison to physical energy, as in this definition based upon ideas expressed in The Science of Homeopathy.

Physical energy manifests in the positive timespace frame, is electrical in nature, and has positive mass. It travels slower than the speed of light and gives rise to gravity. This means that you can see it. Subtle energy, however, occupies the next timespace frame (or other timespace frames), mani fests in the negative timespace frame and has negative mass. It is magnetic in nature and travels faster than the speed of light. It gives rise to what some call levitational force.
This means that you can’t see it—but can note its seemingly paranormal effects.
One reason that it is difficult to fully comprehend or explain subtle energies is that science still does not really understand energy—even in the classical sense.

TOWARD A DEFINITION OF ENERGY

In textbooks, energy is usually defined as the source of power that can be used to accomplish work or a goal, or to create an effect. In this book, we delve deeper to explain it as information that vibrates.
Scientific research has proven that everything energetic contains information: data that tells an atom
whether it should occupy a kidney or outer space. Physical energy is structured by operating orders that instruct coffee, for example, to remain in the cup instead of flying through the cosmos.

Besides “being informed,” energy also vibrates. Science—the classical textbook kind—has verified that everything in the universe vibrates. Furthermore, everything vibrates at its own unique speed. A brain cell moves differently than does a hair cell. Like-minded organisms vibrate in similar ways, but each individual unit differs slightly from its sibling group.

Vibration is produced in the form of amplitude and frequency: oscillations that generate more energy.
These oscillations carry information that can be stored or applied. The information (as well as the
vibrating oscillations) can also change depending on the nature of a particular interaction. All of life is made of information and vibration.

Energetics is the study of the components, principles, and applications of energy. Scientists are constantly changing their views about energetics, because the laws that apply macroscopically do not always work microscopically.
For example, according to classical physics, energy, which has mass (and therefore weight), cannot
move faster than the speed of light. But as we will see in Part III, researchers have pulsed light faster
than the speed of light. Perhaps we have not broken the classical laws here, but we have certainly
stretched them.

In classical physics, a particle, which is a point of mass, can only exist in one place at a time. In quantum physics, a subatomic particle actually has to be in two places at once.3 And some of these places might be other worlds. These kinds of rules, which are revealed through quantum physics, are closer to those that explain subtle energy. They imply that though subtle energies and their structures cannot be seen, they can be shown to exist.

The truth is that we know subtle energies exist because, as we will see throughout this book, we can
perceive their effects. Historically, the forms of energy behind traditional science and medicine were
subtle. We could not see microorganisms before the invention of the microscope—but they killed people anyway. Studying subtle energies has always led to important, and practical, discoveries. The pursuit might accomplish yet another goal: combining Western and Eastern philosophies.

MARRIAGE OF WEST AND EAST
Many books about energy anatomy emphasize the differences between Western and Eastern medicine.
There are many terms for each protocol. Western medicine is also called allopathic or traditional care. It relies heavily on empirical scientific concepts, assessing symptoms for underlying causes, and alleviating these symptoms with tested and verifiable methods, such as prescription drugs, surgery, or devices.

Eastern medicine is often labeled alternative, complementary, or natural care. It is a holistic approach, treating body, mind, and soul, and addresses underlying causes rather than just symptoms.

Toward this end, treatment might focus on physical healing, but also emotional, mental, and spiritual concerns. Energetic medicine, one of the labels for working with the subtle energy system, is often placed in this category.

Integrative medicine combines Western and Eastern modalities. A newly coined term for this unifying thought is nonlocal medicine, which asserts that the basis of physical reality does not lie within the physical universe, but rather, in the subtle planes and energies that run through everything. This philosophy universalizes medicine—and should, as all medical systems are actually energetic in nature.

There is not and has never been a true division between Western and Eastern thought. Asian and Hindu cultures (along with dozens of others around the world) performed brain surgery at least four thousand years ago. A crude version of brain surgery, called trepanation, existed almost ten thousand years ago in areas now considered devoted to Eastern medicine.Nearly three thousand years ago, the Egyptians,Chinese, and Central American Indians used mold as a progenitor to the antibiotics of today.

Western medicine actually stems from the animism of shamanism. Shamans are “priest-healers.” While they employ protocol now associated with Western medicine, such as the use of herbs and plants, they also use spiritual guides and ritual to journey through the cosmos for purposes of healing. The integrative ideas of shamanism buttress modern medicine, psychology, psychiatry, explorations into consciousness, and even some quantum physics theories.

Energy medicine, and the rigors of energy anatomy, do not “belong” to West or East. They cannot.
Because everything is energy, all medicines are energetic. The only reason that energy work typically
falls into the “Eastern” category is that we have not compared them correctly.
For example, Western anatomy relies on charts that say, “The liver is there.” Cut into the body, and the liver is there. The East might track the liver through charts locating liver energy in a toe. Both are true: the physical liver does lie under the ribcage, and its subtle energies do flow into the toe.

These two modalities are actually one and the same. As energy expert and author James Oschman, PhD, writes, “any intervention in a living system involves energy in one form or another.”7 As Oschman defines it, energy medicine actually involves the study and applications of the body’s relationship to electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields, as well as light, sound, and other forms of energy.The body produces these energies and also responds to them in their natural and artificial (human-generated) states.
The terms energy medicine, energetic healing, biofield healing, bioenergetic healing, chakra healing, aura healing, energy work, meridian-based healing, energy anatomy, vibrational medicine, subtle energy healing, and dozens of other similar labels simply refer to practices relating to a certain
vibrational or frequency-based level of energy.
As Dr. Oschman points out, allopathic or traditional medical care is an energy-based practice, contrary to popular opinion. Most of us have experienced (or know someone who has experienced) the benefits of X-rays, MRIs, electrocardiograms, and other testing devices. These practices all employ energy and make energetic changes in the body. Surgery can be seen as an energetic maneuver in that tearing tissue disturbs the body’s vibrational field. Adding a device like a pacemaker provides new information to aid in heart function, assuring that it vibrates correctly instead of “skipping beats.” Even prescription drugs work energetically, altering vibrations through chemical information that instructs cellular behavior.

The world might not be ready to completely link all medicines together under the umbrella of
“energy”—yet. But in this book, we will attempt to do so, concentrating on the most unexplored area of energy medicine, that of subtle energies

MEASURABLE AND SUBTLE ENERGIES: WORLDS KNOWN, WORLDS TO EXPLORE

Again, there are two basic types of energies: physical and subtle. The scientific terms for these are
veritable, or measurable, and putative, or immeasurable. Many subtle structures are measurable, or at
least observable, but the research demonstrating this has not penetrated mainstream newspapers (or
medical schools) yet.
Throughout this book, you will find research documenting the existence of the various subtle energy
structures. Some of this research was “lost” and is now “found,” having been buried in the annals of time by accident or lack of public interest. More frequently, authorities who thought it challenging repressed the data. The core evidence for subtle energies in general includes the following:
• Use of various magnetic devices, such as the superconducting quantum interference device
(SQUID), for perceiving electromagnetic energies beyond the bounds of the body. (This research
is discussed in Part II.)
• A process that embeds a human intention onto a simple electrical device, thus showing the effects
of thought on physicality.
• Various experiments using inorganic, organic, and living materials that reveal a unique, secondary
level of physical reality affected by human intention.
• Measurement of the meridian and chakra systems, representative subtle channels, and energy bodies, revealing that they operate at higher levels of electromagnetism than the rest of the body.
• Experimentation that shows that the human biofield operates at a unique level of physical reality.
• The determination of L-fields and T-fields, or electrical life and thought fields, which organize subtle energies. (The research appears in Part III.)
• Research by scientists including Dr. Björn Nordenström that shows that where there is a flow of ions there are also electromagnetic fields at 90 degrees to this flow. Dr. Nordenström’s research has determined a secondary electrical system in the body, which explains the in-body presence of the meridian channels and the complex nature of the human energy field. (This research is discussed in Part IV.)
Why are we unable to see these subtle fields?

Human senses operate within a narrow range on the electromagnetic spectrum, the measurable band of energy that produces various types of light. Our eyes can only detect radiation, the term for the noticeable energy emitted by substances, in the range of 380 to 780 nanometers.

That is visible light. Infrared light, which we cannot see, has a wavelength of 1,000 nanometers, and far-ultraviolet operates at 200 nanometers. We cannot see what we are not physically capable of seeing—nor trained to see. The subtle energies actually do occupy a negative time-space continuum, move faster than the speed of light, and have no mass, we can determine that we do not currently have the equipment needed to measure them. This does not mean that what is invisible does not exist.

THE STRUCTURE OF THE SUBTLE ANATOMY

The subtle energy anatomy is more than legend, a legacy from our ancestors. It is a workable system that is constantly being defined and redefined by its practitioners, who number millions worldwide.
There are three basic structures in energy anatomy. They all attract subtle energies from external
sources and distribute them throughout the body. They transform subtle energies into physical energies and vice versa, before sending subtle energies back into the world. These subtle structures also create, underpin, and sustain their physical counterparts. In both worlds—subtle and physical—the three basic structures are fields, channels, and bodies.

Barbara Ann Brennan, an expert on the human energy field, states that the subtle energy structure sets up a matrix for cellular growth; it is therefore present before cells grow. Dr. Kim Bonghan, a North Korean medical doctor and researcher, has concluded that one of the subtle energy structures, the meridian system, serves to link the etheric field (one of the subtle energy layers) to the developing physical body. (His work is further explored in Part IV.)

Other researchers agree that the subtle energetic structures interface between the physical body and the subtle energies (and their domains). Subtle structures, however, differ in many ways from biological structures. For example, as husband-and-wife team of healers Lawrence and Phoebe Bendit explain, you cannot speak of a subtle energy structure such as the field as being located in only one place, such as out of the body. While physical bodies are restricted to place, the subtle field penetrates every particle of the body and extends beyond it. This is how it provides a template for the growing physical body.Subtle energies operate by different rules than do measurable energies. The subtle energy rules for the subtle structures are encoded with ideas from quantum physics, the study of energetic interactions on the micro level. These theories are described throughout the book. Subtle energies, rule breakers that they are, can stretch—and sometimes completely ignore—time and space, change form at will, and occupy many places at once.
Another unique characteristic of subtle energies is that within the subtle structures, they not only adjust the physical world, but also adjust to it. The most noteworthy sign of adaptation is the existence of the polarity principle. Polarities are interdependent opposites. The physical plane is dualistic in nature.
While the subtle energies enter the physical realm “whole” or unified, they then split into contrasting
natures. Physical fields, for example, are electrical or magnetic. Opposing charges cause electricity, and magnets have two poles. Opposites create life as we know it. Subtle structures, like the meridians, are paired in polarities under a traditional Chinese concept called yin-yang theory. Yin represents the feminine qualities, and yang, the masculine. Both must be balanced to create the homeostasis necessary for health. The subtle meridians, however, also carry a form of energy called chi that is considered “heavenly,” or unified.
Energy bodies often operate under the same dualistic principle. The Hindu chakra (subtle energy body) system describes a complex process called Kundalini, in which feminine life energy rises to meet its complementary male energy. Upon merging these energies, the initiate achieves health and wisdom. This divine energy is conjoined, however, before entering the body and the physical universe.

THE KEY SUBTLE STRUCTURES

In this book, we will examine key subtle structures. The subtle energy fields are bands of energy that do not stop at the skin. These subtle (as well as physical) energy fields emanate from every living source, including human cells, organs, and bodies as well as plants and animals. There are also subtle fields in the earth and natural physical fields in the earth and skies that affect our subtle fields. In addition, there are artificially produced fields, such as those emitted from power lines and cell phones, that affect our subtle fields.

The main human subtle fields include the auric field, which surrounds the human body and links with the chakra energy bodies; the morphogenetic fields, which connect organisms within a group; the Vivaxis, which links the human body with the earth; and various other energy fields that link us to different planes and dimensions, such as the etheric and astral fields. There are also fields on the body and fields produced by sound, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, geometry, and other means.
In addition to fields, the ancients perceived subtle energy channels, rivers of light that transport life energy in and around the body. In the ancient Chinese medical system, these channels are called
meridians and the pulsing vital energy, chi. Other cultures besides the Chinese have recognized and
dissected energy channels, developing their own glossaries and systems. Modern science is now using thermal, electromagnetic, and radioactive materials to prove the existence and explain the functions of these subtle channels. We might not see these channels when we cut into bodily tissue, but they assure its health.

In Part IV, we will look at the meridian system and the theories behind it.
Our forebears also observed subtle energy bodies, organs that convert fast-moving energy into slowmoving energy. There are dozens of such energy bodies; the best-known are called chakras, which interface between the subtle energy structures and physical organs. Connected through a network of energy channels called nadis, the chakras appear in hundreds of cultures across the globe. The Mayan, Cherokee, and Incan systems join with that of the Hindu, the latter people usually being recognized as the creators of the energy body system. We will examine various chakra-based systems, traditional and contemporary, from several cultures, in addition to the ancient Jewish Kabbalah system, which poses distinct energy bodies. We will highlight the science of chakraology and examine the practices integral to these various subtle body systems, such as the rising of the kundalini, and a number of different healing systems dependent on energy bodywork.

A PRIMER ON ENERGY
This section explains some of the basic concepts of energy in both the classical and quantum physics
systems and provides a framework for discussions throughout the book.

THE FUNDAMENTALS: PARTICLES AND WAVES

Particle theory explains that all matter is made of many small particles that are always moving. There are particles in solids, liquids, and gases, and all of them continually vibrate, in varying directions, speeds, and intensities. Particles can only interact with matter by transferring energy.
Waves are the counterpart to particles. There are three ways to regard waves:
• A disturbance in a medium through which energy is transferred from one particle within the
medium to another, without making a change in the medium.
• A picture of this disturbance over time.
• A single cycle representing this disturbance.

Waves have a constructive influence on matter when they superimpose or interact by creating other
waves. They have a destructive influence when reflected waves cancel each other out.
Scientists used to believe that particles were different from waves, but this is not always true, as you
will see in the definition of wave-particle duality in this section.
Waves, or particles operating in wave mode, oscillate, or swing between two points in a rhythmic
motion. These oscillations create fields, which can in turn create more fields. For instance, oscillating charged electrons form an electrical field, which generates a magnetic field, which in turn creates an electrical field.
Superposition in relation to waves means that a field can create effects in other objects, and in turn be affected itself. Imagine that a field stimulates oscillations in an atom. In turn, this atom makes its own waves and fields. This new movement can force a change in the wave that started it all. This principle allows us to combine waves; the result is the superposition. We can also subtract waves from each other.
Energy healing often involves the conscious or inadvertent addition or subtraction of waves. In addition, this principle helps explain the influence of music, which often involves combining two or more frequencies to form a chord or another harmonic.
A harmonic is an important concept in healing, as each person operates at a unique harmonic or set of frequencies. A harmonic is defined as an integer multiple of a fundamental frequency. This means that a fundamental tone generates higher-frequency tones called overtones. These shorter, faster waves oscillate between two ends of a string or air column. As these reflected waves interact, the frequencies of wavelengths that do not divide into even proportions are suppressed, and the remaining vibrations are called the harmonics. Energy healing is often a matter of suppressing the “bad tones” and lifting the “good tones.”

But all healing starts with oscillation, which is the basis of frequency. Frequency is the periodic speed at which something vibrates. It is measured in hertz (Hz), or cycles per second. Vibration occurs when something is moving back and forth. More formally, it is defined as a continuing period oscillation relative to a fixed point—or one full oscillation.

A MODEL OF SUBTLE ENERGY

STANFORD PROFESSOR Dr. William Tiller is a well-respected researcher, physicist, and
expert on subtle energy. The model of subtle energy described here and its relationship to physical
energies is based on several of his papers and books.
Dr. Tiller says that we might not be able to measure subtle energies through physical means, but
we can detect some of their signals. This is because, as they change one type of energy into another,
they create a transducer signal at the magnetic vector. They also generate electric and magnetic
signals that have observable effects.
Tiller’s research has led him to state the following about subtle energies:
• They are manifested by people, as revealed in experiments that show subtle energies can increase electron sizes and numbers.
• A person can direct the flow of this energy through intention.
• This mind-electron interaction is effective even over great distances.

Subtle energies follow a different set of laws than do physical energies, and radiate their energy with
unique characteristics. There is not just one type of subtle energy, however. Tiller postulates several
subtle substances, each of which occupies a different time-space domain.

These domains are different levels of reality. Subtle energy flows downward from the highest,which Tiller calls “the Divine.” Each level provides a template for the level below. As the subtle energy enters the next domain, it adapts—but also instructs. The laws differ on each of these levels because the energy gets denser.

Tiller’s levels of subtle reality range from the most to the least dense:

Low  
  body levels
  body levels
  body levels
Middle Levels of the mind:
  mind levels
  mind levels
  mind levels
High spirit
  moulded soul

Thebody levelslevel is just above the physical level. According to Tiller, etheric subtle energy penetrates all levels of material existence, and through the polaritykukulkaninf principle forms atoms and molecules that make matter. Our mindmind levelsinteracts with the etheric energy (and above) to create patterns in the physicalbody levels dimension. These patterns act like a force field that links us to the adjacent energy level.

Tiller’s explanation of the physical level versus the etheric is similar to that proposed by the experts featured in “The Structure of the Subtle Anatomy” . He suggests that the physical realm occupies a positive time-space frame that is mainly electrical, in which opposites attract; over
time, potential decreases, and entropy (chaos) increases. The body levels realm, conversely, is a negativetime-space domain that is highly magnetic: like attracts like. As time passes in this realm, potential increases and entropy decreases; therefore, more order is established.

We might suggest that communication in the physical realm is accomplished through the 5
senses; to reach into the body levels level (and above), we must use our intuition—the 6th sense.
Within Tiller’s model, the meridians and chakras operate like Antennaehaarp that detect and send signals from the physical into the upper domains. These subtle structures interact between the physical body and the etheric (and other) realms, illuminating higher orders so that we can perceive them from the physical plane.

Everything in the universe vibrates, and everything that vibrates imparts or impacts information (the definition of energy). To broaden our discussion of particles and waves to include health, we can define health as the state of an organism with respect to its functioning at any given time. Good health occurs when an organism and its components (like cells and organs) vibrate at optimum functioning; bad health strikes when these components vibrate adversely, challenging2 the ability to function. External vibration or energy also affects all organisms, including people. If exposed to harmful vibrations or energy, the internal vibrations or energy in our bodies suffer, and we become unhealthy.

Vibrational medicine is the intentional use of a frequency to positively affect another frequency or to
bring an organism into balance. It is one component of energy healing, which also uses information, and information and vibration together, to effect change. Energy healing encompasses all forms of allopathic medicine—which only works with the relatively lower, or measurable, energy structures—as well as modalities that work with the subtle structures.

In terms of vibration, health depends on resonance, which occurs when one object vibrates at the same natural frequency as another object and forces the second into vibration. All medicine depends on achieving resonance. Surgical cutting disturbs bodily resonance but the stitches afterward hold the tissue in place so the body can reestablish harmony. Certain cells “resonate,” or sense, vibrational discord and are able to reestablish it. White blood cells do this, sensing pathogens that disturb resonance. By eliminating these pathogens, white blood cells allow the body to regain harmony.

When an organism is healthy as a whole, its systems are entrained, or in rhythm with each other.
Physicists define entrainment as the energetic interlocking of two rhythms that have similar frequencies; you can therefore only achieve entrainment through resonance between two similarly vibrating objects (or thoughts). With entrainment, a stronger external vibration does not only activate a response, it actually moves the second one out of its own resonant frequency. This is called forced resonance. Coherency describes a positive entrainment, and dissonance occurs when vibratory disturbances produce ill health.

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FORMS OF ENERGY

There are many forms of energy. Let’s start with electrical and magnetic.

battery chargerWe are electrical beings: our bodies generate electricity and depend upon it for survival. Electricity is the flow of electrical power or charge.

It can best be explained by opening up an .Everything is made of atoms, and they are made of subatomic particles. The visible atomic units, or particles within or around the nucleus, are , , and . Of these, the electrons are the smallest. They spin around the outside of the atom in shells, which look like layers of bubbles, and are therefore said to orbit the nucleus or center of an atom.

 are held in place by an electrical force. They can shift from one shell to another. When they do so, they produce an effect: Radiant energy. The word valence describes the power of an atom or a group of atoms that follow the movement of electrons. It can be pictured as a series of orbits in which the electrons travel.

 and  are attracted to each other, and so both carry electrical chargesbattery charger. A charge is a force inside a particle. Protons have positive charges and electrons have negative charges.

battery chargeris a critical concept in energy. Electric charge operates on an attraction principle and exists when a particle is attracted to an oppositely charged particle. Neutral particles lack charge and therefore do not attract other particles, at least electrically. Charge creates at least temporary unions in which different types of particles bond.

In the physical world, similar charges repel and opposite charges attract. Why do similar particles stay together inside the nucleus? A subatomic particle called a gluon (acts likeGlupp glue) forces the togetherness. In the cosmos, g keeps things together.

The idea that opposites attract is similar to the  theory of traditional Chinese medicine, which is part of the polarity kukulkaninfprinciple explained earlier in this chapter. Most medical and spiritual models are based on this search for completion.

When an atom is in balance6, it has an equal number of positive and negative particles. ( are neutral.) When the numbers are uneven, the  becomes unstable.
Electrons usually stay close to home in the shellsshelljar. The shells closest to the nucleus hold fewer electrons than those farther away. The electrons in the closest shells have the strongest force of attraction to the protons. The ones farther out? These electrons can be pushed out of orbit and journey from one atom to another. Some of them can be found a football field away, relatively speaking.
While it is usually produced by , electricity can also be generated by  (defined in “The Quantum World” ), and ions, which are atoms or groups of atoms that have changed their electric charge by losing or gaining an electron. The physical body depends upon ions to conduct messages across its various systems, including the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Usually made from chemicals such as potassium or calcium, ions convey the information held in electrical charges.

Ionization involves the movement of electrons from one atomic shell to another. As stated earlier,electrons tend to remain in their basic states, usually occupying the shells closest to the nucleus. If disturbed, an electron can be forced upward and out of the entire molecule. The original neutral molecule now becomes a positive ion. If the free electron connects to a neutral molecule, it changes it into a negative ion. If it instead attaches to a positive ion, it usually stays in one of the vacant energy shells and emits a photon, a unit of light explored in “Energy That Works” on page 16. Ionization plays a critical role in the transfer of energy throughout the body.

Again, electricity is the product of charged . We only see an effect, however, when potential energy shifts to kinetic energy. Potential energy is stored energy. It is ready to be used, but is currently
“sleeping.” Kinetic energy is energy in motion. Electrons must flow to generate electricity, or kinetic and usable energy.  can move many ways and in different mediums. They might run through circuits in computers, oscillate in antennae to transfer messages, or pulse through wires to make motors work.
And they generate light and heat upon resistance.

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ENERGY THAT WORKS

THERE ARE MANY types of energy used in our everyday lives. This is a list of a few recognized
by science everywhere. Descriptions are only given here for those not described elsewhere.

  • Electricity
  • Magnetics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Mechanical energy: Called working energy, in that movement occurs through a force acting on a mass, such as expanding gas firing a cannon ball. Sound is a form of mechanical energy.
  • Chemical energy: Uses energy stored in molecular bonds, the forces holding molecules together. An example is photosynthesis.
  • Thermal energy: The part of a system that increases with temperature. In thermodynamics,thermal energy is internal to a system and can also be called heat. Heat is defined as a flow of energy from one object to another caused by a difference in temperature between these two objects.

The 4 fundamental forces in the universe and the major differences between the first 3 are these:

  1. Electromagnetics-interaction acts on charged particles
  2. Strong nuclear force (which holds together atomic nuclei)- interaction acts on the subatomic
    quarks and gluons, binding them together to form protons, neutrons and more
  3. Weak nuclear force (which causes certain types of radioactive decay)-weak interaction acts on subatomic quarks and leptons to transmute quarks, thus enabling a neutron to become a proton plus an electron and a neutrino
  4. gGravity (an attraction between two objects)

Yet another interaction called the Higgs interaction involves a Higgs field, which fills in space like a fluid. This process also provides mass to quarks and leptons
Light is oscillating disturbances, or an electromagnetic wave, in the electromagnetic field. It creates the electromagnetic spectrum, a continuum of different types of light that oscillate at different speeds and are described in Part III.
Photons are the basic units of light, as well as the fundamental particles responsible for the electromagnetic spectrum. A photon carries all electromagnetic radiations for every wavelength.

Unlike many other elementary particles, it has no mass or weight, no electric charge, will not decay
in empty space, and travels in a vacuum at the speed of light. Like all quanta, it is both a wave and a
particle. Photons are created when a charge is accelerated and a molecule, atom, or nucleus shifts to
a lower energy level (i.e., the electron moves between shells), or when a particle and its antiparticle
are annihilated.

Electrons move because they are being pushed or forced into action by an electrical field. A field is a force moving through a medium that can transfer energy. This force exerts the same influence at every point. An electric field is created by a difference in electrical charge. The charged particles are actually pushed by the force, skipping from atom to atom, sometimes over great distances.

Electricity is also generated by magnets moving in a coil, through magnets and wire, by batteries, and through open circuits. It is measured in watts or kilowatt-hours (kWh). (See “Energy That Works,” opposite, for further discussions about types of energy.) It is also produced by secondary sources such as coal, natural gas, solar, and thermal power.

Electrical flow produces a magnetic field caused by the spin of electrons around the nucleus of an atom. In fact, any current flowing through a conductor generates a magnetic field in the surrounding space.

This is an important fact in energy medicine. Electrons flowing through a wire or through living tissue create magnetic fields in the space around the wire or body. Your heart, muscles, organs, nerves, cells, molecules, and more create their own biomagnetic field, called biomagnetic because it is biologically based. Bioelectrical fields are those generated by biological entities.

More and more, the medical industry relies on devices that measure biomagnetic rather than bioelectrical fields, as bioelectrical fields are hard to analyze through the skin—even with the well known electrocardiogram. Tissue is invisible to biomagnetic fields, however, which is why so many modern diagnostic devices, including magnetocardiograms, magnetoencephalograms, and magnetomyograms, are now used to assess the internal processes of the body. Whereas science has long used electricity to help heal the body, it is now turning to magnetism. Magnetobiology is the exploration of various ways to use magnetism for healing.

Not every object is magnetic, of course. The atoms in many objects are arranged so that the electrons
spin in different or random directions, thereby canceling each other out. Magnets work differently in that they have two poles: north and south. These poles cause the electrons to spin in the same direction, establishing a current and therefore a magnetic field. The magnetic force flows from the north to the south pole. The north and south poles of two different magnets will attract each other; once again, opposites attract.

Electricity produces magnetism, but magnets can also make electricity: moving magnetic fields stimulate electrons, which then form electricity.
Electricity and magnetism together form the electromagnetic field, which is defined as a field that asserts a force on particles that have electrical charge. In turn, this field is affected by these stimulated particles, and is the foundation of light.

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THE QUANTUM WORLD

A quantum is the smallest unit that measures something physical. Subatomic particles are those that make up an atom. Quantum mechanics is the study and application of these small particles and quantum theory seeks to understand how they work. Quanta belong in the world of quantum physics: a discipline connected with, but also distinguished from, classical Newtonian-based physics.
Quantum mechanics was born when physicists discovered that matter, not just light, has wave
properties. The strange actions of quanta suggested that the fundamental natural laws of classical physics were not really laws of certainty:

THE 3 LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS THROUGH THE QUANTUM LENS

CLASSICAL PHYSICS RELIES upon the three laws of thermodynamics. These are laws about energy that tell us how energy functions and, therefore, what we can (and cannot) do with it. As practical as they might be for the Western medical practitioner, they are stretched by quantum occurrences.
The three laws are as follows:

  1. First law: Energy likes to be conserved; therefore it cannot be created or destroyed, merely transformed.
    Second law: Entropy (a measure of information) tends to increase. This means that the longer a system exists, the more disorder or unavailable information it contains.
    Third law: As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy or chaos becomes more constant.

These laws govern the macrocosmos, but are not consistently true in the microuniverse of quanta.
According to the second law, for instance, energy (or information that vibrates) gradually reduces in availability until it reaches absolute zero. Science cannot yet achieve absolute zero, but it can approach it. At this point, energy supposedly stands still. According to the first law, however, energy cannot be destroyed, which means the unavailable information has to go somewhere.

 and mass can only store a limited amount of information, so this missing data is not hiding in a coffee cup. It is possible, however, that it is stored in anti- or parallel worlds, or perhaps in the subtle energy domains explored by Dr. Tiller in “A Model of Subtle Energy”
MIT physicist Seth Lloyd supports the idea of other worldly portals in his book Programming the Universe. Quantum mechanics has proven that an electron is not only allowed to be in two places at once—it is required to be. Certain particles not only spin in two directions at the same time, but have to do so.At really high speeds, atoms require more information to describe their movements,
and therefore they have more entropy.
However, an observer affects the outcome of whatever he or she is observing. As explained in the book The Orb Project, the effect of the observer on the quantum field causes reality to reorganize
according to the observation. This means that a newly observed reality descends through the frequency levels below the quantum, becoming dense in material reality. The nonobserved information becomes “lost” if it doesn’t qualify as “real” or desirable to the observer. It is not eliminated; instead, the not-selected potential slips into a pocket of “elsewhere.

Conceivably, we can get it back. As Lloyd explains, we can access lost data by “flipping a qubit,” a code phrase that means we can apply a magnetic field to force energy to shift from one state to another. We have established that the subtle layer is atop the physical and that the etheric layer of
subtle energies is magnetic in nature. Could it be that the information we cannot find—perhaps, the
data that could make a sick person well—is lingering a plane above us?

We’ve one more law to face: the third law of thermodynamics. Experiments with absolute zero provide a new perspective on it, one that coaxes an understanding of subtle energy. Absolute zero is the point at which particles have minimum energy, called zero-point energy. Researchers including Dr. Hal Puthoff have identified this zero-point energy with zero-point field, a mesh of light that encompasses all of reality. (This field is further explained in Part III.)

This field of light is a vacuum state, but it is not empty; rather, it is a sea of electromagnetic energy, and possibly, virtual particles —ideas that can become real.

Conceivably, energy should stand completely still at absolute zero, which would mean that information would become permanently imprisoned. Research on zero-point energy, however, reveals that nearing zero-point, atomic motion stops, but energy continues. This means that “lost information” is not really lost. Even when frozen, it continues to “vibrate” in the background. The pertinent questions are these: How do we “read” this background information? How do we apply it? These queries are similar to those we might ask about “hidden” information. How do we access suppressed but desirable data? The answers lie in learning about subtle structures, for these dwell at the interfaces between the concrete and the higher planes. Operate within the subtle structures, and you can shift a negative reality to a positive one, without losing energy in the process.
they only explained probabilities. Quantum physics seeks to explain why quanta do not stay still in time and why they are not always located in just one space. A single electron or proton, for instance, can be here and somewhere else at the same time, and can even move two different ways simultaneously.
Here are further explorations of the basics of quantum physics.

More on Quanta
Currently, science works with 22chi22 subatomic particles, including the , and a halfdozen quarks :  

Wave-Particle Duality

Many subatomic particles operate like both waves and particles. They have on their “particle hats”the hat when they are being created and annihilated. They wear their “wave hats” in between.

AntiparticlesBattery Empty
 are specific units of antimatter. Paul Dirac, an English physicist, introduced the concept in 1928, seeking to merge relativity and quantum mechanics. He theorized that every particle has its own companion particle that has the same mass and spin, but with an opposite charge. When an electron meets with its mate, the positron, they both disappear, leaving behind a pair of photons. Antimatter is also considered a source of energy.

Antiworlds
These are parallel realities that form when a path is not chosen. The “many worlds theory” and the “parallel universe theory” arose from this question: where are all the antiparticles? A related question is: where are all the choices “not observed” or not manifested in concrete reality? We know that antiparticles exist, for in 1932, Carl Anderson at the California Institute of Technology discovered a track of positrons—electrons’ antiparticles—in a cloud chamber exposed to cosmic rays.

Spin
Spin is the rotation of a particle around its axis. All particles spin, and can even spin around two different axes at the same time. But according to a theory called the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, you cannot be sure about the exact value of spin around those two axes. The spins around a vertical and horizontal axis are complementary—but if you know how one spins, you cannot know how the other does. Likewise, if you are certain about the spin of a particle, you will not be able to ascertain certainty about another one of its physical qualities, like speed. Measurement disturbs what is being measured.

Entanglement
Through entanglement, two or more objects can interrelate and affect each other even when they are
separated, perhaps by thousands of miles (or dimensions). This phenomenon is called quantum entanglement, and it relates to objects or particles that have once been connected.As has been explored, the fundamentals of the energy world encompass both classic and quantum explanations. Add these two views together and what emerges but a layer of reality that connects and explains both: the subtle energy realm.

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BEING AN ENERGY HEALER
What is a healer? All healers are energy workers, but are all energy workers “healers”? Does someone actually have to W“heal people” to be considered a healer? Yes—if healing includes creating positive change, not only a cure.
Curing and healing are very different concepts. To cure is to erase symptoms. To heal is to assure a state of wholeness. A whole person is whole in spite of a missing leg, a flu bug, or a death sentence. A healer is essentially someone who helps another person realize his or her inherent wholeness, regardless of appearances or the outcome of treatment.
Being a healer involves following a code of honor, one that promotes healthy feelings, actions, thoughts, and beliefs in the patient—without compromising the same within the healer. Being a healer always involves being wise—and acting wisely. Being an energy healer, however, whether allopathic, complementary, Eastern, Western, spiritual, or any other sort, involves understanding energy and its effects. Being a subtle energy healer requires comprehending an even more unique set of issues.
In this chapter, we will briefly flesh out the basic beliefs and ethics required for being an energy healer (which all healers essentially are). This toolbox can be carried everywhere, much like the black bag used by doctors who make house calls. We will also examine a few of the special issues faced by a subtle energy healer, such as the appropriate use of intuition and insight, providing parameters that a subtle specialist can apply to his or her own practice.

REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING ENERGETICALLY
A professional energy worker must decide how to operate in terms of techniques, beliefs, and ethics,
diligently selecting training, behaviors, and boundaries that serve self and patients—even if the patients are children or friends. The most universal guidelines can be borrowed from the Hippocratic oath taken by many medical doctors upon graduation from medical school.

The succinct version of the oath is to help and not harm—but there is a lot of gray in between these two black and white edges. Let us consider an updated version of this oath, as applied to energy workers. This outline of the oath is based on the classical version—the one sworn to the gods thousands of years ago. (The words of the oath are italicized, and comments about it are in standard text.)

  •  To benefit the sick according to one’s ability. Only treat the people you are qualified to treat
  • Keep them from harm and injustice, or tell them if you think they are injuring themselves or
    someone else. Report severe endangerments to authorities when necessary and do not overstep your own boundaries. If you are a hands-on healer, you are not trained to decide whether a cancer patient would benefit from chemotherapy.
  •  To hold him who has taught me as equal to my parents. Respect your teachers and seek out
    trainers, schools, and programs that are respectable.
  •  Not give a deadly drug to anyone who has asked for it, or make a suggestion to this effect. All energy is medicine—even subtle energy. Whether packaged as herbs, sound, light, words, or prescription medicine, medicine has an effect and is not to be used without full knowledge of its effects.
  •  In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art. This means that you count. Your life and morals are important and are not to be sacrificed for your work.
  •  Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all
    intentional injustice, of all mischief, and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves. Do not get involved with clients. Most professional and licensed medical professionals cannot date or see their patients outside of work unless treatment has ceased for two years.
  •  What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about. Clients deserve privacy.

A contemporary version of the oath also recommends avoiding doing that which other specialists can do better. A professional sends clients to the correct referrals.

iotaBEING A SUBTLE ENERGY TECHNICIAN: SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Being a subtle energy worker involves consciously learning techniques that could include, but also go
beyond, the bounds of the allopathic medical discipline. A subtle energy professional has to address three technical areas to become a learned technician.

  •  Expertise in at least one subtle energy practice. There are great chiropractors who have also taken a few hours of acupuncture training. This does not make them specialists in acupuncture, nor outstanding energy workers. A qualified subtle energy professional must meet the following criteria:
  • Be knowledgeable about the subtle energies and the energy anatomy involved in the chosen area.
  •  Understand the relationship between applicable subtle structures and the physical body.
  •  Accept and have a working comprehension of the relationship between the energy area and the other components of the human self: mental, emotional, and spiritual.
  •  If applicable, be attuned to and develop the intuitive aspect of the energy art.
  •  If using intuitive faculties, also rely upon the intellect and common sense. Many Western medical doctors follow “hunches” to diagnose. That is superb—but they follow up with scientifically sound tests and procedures. Even an intuitive practitioner must do this.
    Consider how you can corroborate your intuition mechanically.
  •  If one’s practice is integrative, expertise in at least one other professional area. Integrative medicine is exploding across America, joining a worldwide trend. In fact, some countries have never completely Westernized their medicine practice. Their traditional medicine is so-called complementary or integrative. An integrative Western practitioner in the Western world must have a degree that is academically and legally recognized, in addition to expertise in a subtle energy discipline. State law determines which degrees and training qualify.
  •  Ongoing training. Subtle energy medicine is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world, gaining recognition and validity, while also expanding in terms of the information that is available. Keep informed, read books, and take classes.

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THE POWER OF BELIEF
An energy worker’s effectiveness depends upon his or her beliefs (whether the person works subtly or
not). A professional must ask these questions of him- or herself: Do you believe in the effectiveness of
your energy discipline? Do you believe in yourself? Do you believe in your client’s ability to heal or grow? Answers to these and other belief-based questions impact professional success and safeguard personal well-being.

INTUITION AND THE ENERGY EXPERTeta
RESEARCH SUPPORTS THE use of intuition in at least a limited capacity for subtle—and maybe even all—energy work. Norman Shealy, MD, for example, published a study referencing the work of eight psychics to diagnose seventeen patients. These diagnoses were 98 percent accurate in making personality diagnoses and 80 percent correct in determining physical conditions Research by the Heart Math Research Center at the Institute of HeartMath in California is corroborating the existence of intuition and its  accuracy. Most of its studies showcase the heart as a key intuitive center, responding even to information about the future. As an example, the heart decelerates when receiving futuristic, calming stimuli versus agitating emotional stimuli.

A myriad of issues are involved in using intuition for energy work, including questions about boundaries; the importance or applicability of the information; accuracy of interpretation; the unpredictable and changeable nature of the future; the effects of the information on the recipient (i.e., to “prove” or “disprove” the data); and overriding all of these, the intuitive skills of the energy professional.
Regardless of the inexact nature of intuition, a professional should not be embarrassed to exercise intuition in his or her trade. Energy work is an art and has traditionally encompassed intuition.
Your energy fields interact with your patients’ fields. How you feel about yourself—what you hold near and dear in your heart-space—transfers into a client’s heart-space, and from there, into his or her body.  As mind-body practitioner Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard puts it, “Our brains are wired for beliefs and expectancies. When activated, our body can respond as it would if the belief were a reality, producing deafness or thirst, health or illness.”

We know that what is believed can become because of two well-studied (but not completely understood) phenomena called the placebo and nocebo effects. The placebo effect occurs when administering a disguised but false drug or treatment. Subjects do not know they are receiving something medically ineffective. In fact, they are told it “will work.”

Since 1955, researchers have been tracking the seemingly magical effect of the placebo, sometimes to
their own dismay, as studies often reveal that not only do the placebos work, they sometimes work as
well as (or better than) “real” medicine or treatments. For instance, many placebos have tested equal to children’s cough medicines during recent studies.

Studies also show that the placebo effect is not limited to drugs. It carries over into devices and
physical techniques, such as the use of massage, naturopathic and chiropractic care, hydrotherapy, the use of heat and light, and more. It also applies to healers and their effects on patients. As Michael Jospe, a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology states, “The placebo effect is part of the human potential to react positively to a healer.” A healer’s attitude helps create patient outcomes.

What can heal can also harm. Consider the reverse of the placebo effect: the nocebo effect, which can
be phrased this way: if you believe that something bad is going to happen, it probably will. Researchers have discovered that women who believed they were prone to heart disease were 4 times more likely to develop heart problems than women who had the same risk factors but lacked the negative attitude.
One study determined that nearly 100 percent of the people undergoing surgery who wanted to die
(usually to reconnect with a deceased loved one), did.

The placebo and nocebo effects reduce to empathy: the sharing of energy through energetic means.
People empathize all the time, some better than others, as revealed in a study by Levenson and Gottman of the University of California at Berkeley. Researchers examined the physiological reactions in married couples when interacting empathetically and discovered that the heart rates of partners who excelled at empathizing mimicked each other. When one partner’s heart rate went up, so did the other’s, and vice versa. These and other studies imply that an ethical and effective energy healer is a heart-centered energy healer.

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THE HEARTCENTERED ENERGY HEALER

We intuitively know that the heart is the center of love and empathy, and studies are showing this to be true. In fact, empathy manifests in the electromagnetic field (EMF), which is generated by the heart in amounts greater than anywhere else in the body. The heart’s EMF emits 50 000 femtoteslas (a measure of EMF), in contrast to the 10 generated by the brain. Other research shows that when separated from the magnetic field, the heart’s electrical field is sixty times greater in amplitude than the brain’s field. Through this field, a person’s nervous system tunes in to and responds to the magnetic fields produced by the hearts of other people. The heart’s field is therefore one of the means by which a practitioner affects patients.

This effect leads to the question, What do you want to share? To generate positive outcomes for a patient, a practitioner must hold positive feelings in his or her own heart. Not only does good will profit the client, but it also benefits the practitioner as a person.
A set of studies by researcher Dr. Rollin McCraty of the Heart Math Institute in California, and described in his e-book- The Energetic Heart, helps explain the importance of positive energy.

For decades, scientists have known that information is encoded in the nervous system in the time intervals between activities or in the pattern of electrical activity. Recent studies also reveal that
information is captured in hormone pulses. Moreover, there is a hormone pulse that coincides with heart rhythms, which means that information is also shared in the interbeat intervals of the pressure and electromagnetic waves produced by the heart.
Negative emotions such as  disturb the heart rhythm. Positive emotions such as appreciation, love, or compassion produce coherent or functional patterns. Feelings, distributed throughout the body, produce chemical changes within the entire system. Do you want to be a healthy person? Be sincerely positive as often as you can. You thus “increase the probability of maintaining coherence and reducing stress, even during challenging situations.”
What you as a practitioner believe will be shared—everywhere and with everyone you meet.

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THE INTUITIVE HEALER

There are many forms of psychic abilities used in subtle energy-based healing. Everyone is born with
various “psychic” abilities, as extensive studies have revealed. These gifts can be developed and used to make intuitive assessments for physical and psychological problems. To date, over 150 controlled studies of healing have been published, with more than half revealing an effective application of intuition. And the intuitive application of energy is one of the primary ways to deliver energetic healing.
As with the rest of life, you will not be good at every form of intuition or be able to use your gifts for every purpose. Practitioners often have expertise in certain areas and weaknesses in others. For example, one study described an intuitive diagnostician who could determine organ problems with a great deal of accuracy but was unable to identify fertility disorders. One of the keys to using your intuition is to know which forms you are most gifted in. Following is a partial list of the various types of intuitive gifts that most frequently come into play with energy work. While some of them may seem far-fetched, there is ample literature describing all of these experiences.

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  • Clairaudience (also called channeling and transmediumship): Gaining information from the spiritual realm, often involving the entrance of an entity in one’s own body
  • Clairsentience: Knowledge about the external world with no known source for the information
  • Distant or absent healing: Ability to conduct diagnoses, perceive another’s situation or needs, or send healing energy from a distance
  • Divination: Obtaining psychic information by calling upon spirits or peering into the future
  • Dowsing: The use of instruments, such as pendulums or dowsing rods, to transfer energy or obtain information
  • Empathy: Sensing others’ emotions, needs, or physical conditions. Includes body-based empathy, the ability to detect smells, feelings, sensations, bodily reactions, and the awareness of others’ states in the self
  • Hands-on healing: Use of the hands for diagnosis, interpretation, or energy shifting, either for present or distant subjects or groups
  • Kinesiology: Sensing muscular change and reading the body’s messages accordingly.
  • Mind-based techniques: The use of mind-altering substances or activities to activate intuition, such as hypnosis, sacred medicine, foods, music, sounds, and colors

projection self

  • Precognition: Foresight of the future
    Projection: Ability to see into, sense, or visit other current realities
    Prophecy: Ability to see or sense what might happen, if all goes according to a divine plan.
    Psychic surgery: The actual penetration of the body through psychic means. Can result in removal of tissue, bones, or other matter

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A CHAKRA-BASED APPROACH TO INTUITION

chakra

ONE OF THE most accessible ways to explore and increase psychic gifts is through a chakra-based approach. As I have proposed and described in other books, each of 12 major chakras houses a
different type of psychic ability. Psychic talent is the raw ability to gather, decode, and send psychic information. Individual chakras operate on different vibratory bands; therefore each one works with a different type of psychic information. Psychic energy is simply a faster version of energy than sensory. What a person “picks up” or “gives off” can be translated into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energies of considerable impact—negative or positive.

We all have different innate gifts—and more-powerful versus less-powerful chakras. By evaluating which chakras are your strongest, you can also determine which psychic gifts are most available for your use.
This theory emphasizes that, while everyone is psychic, not everyone uses his or her innate gifts in an appropriate or healthy manner. Various issues, perhaps from childhood, culture, experiences, or religious upbringing, might create problems with psychic boundaries. Perhaps the fields around the body do not filter incoming psychic energy in a helpful fashion. Maybe internal programming is distorting the chakra’s ability to correctly collect, interpret, or disseminate psychic data. Quite often, energy professionals are “too psychic,” in that they absorb psychic information that is unhelpful or dangerous to themselves.

This creates psychic boundary problems, which can be addressed by shifting from being psychic to being intuitive. This involves setting mindful, emotional, and energetic parameters to control the flow of energy in and out of the chakras and auric fields.
The following chart shows which psychic gifts are located within each chakra, how the gifts work
when unfiltered, and how they shift when the operator develops intuitive boundaries.

CHAKRA-BASED PSYCHIC GIFTS: SHIFTING FROM PSYCHIC TO INTUITIVE

Particles path board

  battery charger psi    body levels  body levels  body levels  
  Antimatter positive charger Battery Empty  
       
             
        mind levels mind levels mind levels  
muladhara elemental kalif  kalif Battery Empty  kalif
elemental svadhistana  Повече-Svadhistana Повече-Svadhistana Battery Empty Повече-Svadhistana
elemental manipura mani  mani mani mani
elemental anahata kali kali kali  kali
elemental vishudha  gamma gamma Battery Empty gamma
aqua spermatozoom elemental adjna limif limif Battery Empty limif
elemental sahasrara  sah sah Battery Empty  sah
     ss  ss Battery Empty  ss kukulkaninf
       overdot  overdot kali overdot moulded soul
    overdot overdot Battery Empty overdot  
               
               

*Retrocognition: Knowledge of the past.

**Shamanic work: The art of energetic walking between worlds and dimensions with full access to all intuitive abilities, usually while in an altered state. Abilities might include entity detection and exorcism; dealing with possession (an attachment to an entity or a part of it) or recession (part of self is in something or someone else); soul retrieval and healing (the soul or part of it is absent from the body): delivering people from energetic bindings, such as cords (energetic contracts between two or more people or souls), or life cords (attachments between two or more parts of the self); codependent
bargains (energy contracts where only one of the members gains); and curses (negative energy fields that hold one or more in bondage).

Spiritual techniques : The use of connection with a divine or nonlocal reality to induce change, including the use of religious prayer, intercessory prayer, nondirected prayer, nonlocal healing,meditation, and contemplation.

Telepathy: Mind-reading.

Visualization: Clairvoyance or perception of images, spirits, visions, or colors; reading the aura (energy field around the body); various types of perceiving (or creating) the future or the past,including foretelling, precognition, and recognition; and remote viewing, the ability to perceive
what is going on outside of the self, sometimes at great distances.

One of the newest words in the lexicon of subtle energy healing is intentionality. This involves the projection of awareness toward a desired outcome or object. In many ways, it is the sum total of the psychic abilities. If you set a positive and noble intention, your intuitive abilities will naturally align to help achieve it.
As explored, all healers are energy healers. Following a code of ethics serves the healer as well as the
patient. Subtle energy healers so commonly use intuition that it’s important to add an additional level of ethics, one seeped in knowledge, practical application, and boundaries. Information such as that covered in this chapter can serve as a springboard for further exploration.

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When we look in the mirror, we see ourselves, or at least our physical aspect. We imagine this form to be real; after all, it is flesh and blood. It is made of particles so slow moving that we can touch, see, hear, and sense them. And it is made of light that is invisible to the eyes. It is real, although it is not the only real body each of us has, for beneath (and around and within) is our subtle body.
Why explore the physical body in a book about energy anatomy? Moreover, why examine it in a book
that highlights the subtle body?

Like the subtle body, the physical body is composed of energies. They are merely slower and of lesser
intensity and vibration than are the subtle energies. While the rules governing the physical and subtle systems are different, these structures are intimately and intricately tied together. For this reason, it is important to understand them both.

So, as a prelude to our study of subtle body anatomy, this section explores the major physical systems
of the human body. It is intended to provide a basic grounding in anatomical structures and processes, as well as to begin our investigation of the energetic nature of the body. This overview will be brief; it is not meant to be a substitute for a thorough medical anatomy course.

THE CELLS
The human body has more than one hundred million cells, the basic unit of life. Depending on function,cells vary in size, shape, and makeup and create energy for all of life’s activities.
Cells divide and multiply, which is how the human body grows and changes. Cells with similar functions join together and form tissue. Tissues of similar functions form an organ. Groups of specialized cells perform various bodily functions. These include red blood cells, white blood cells, macrophages, neurons, muscle cells, and skin cells. A cell itself consists of protoplasm, a living substance that is 70 percent water, surrounded by a cell membrane, with a nucleus inside.

CELLS ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS
Most cells have an outer membrane and within it, in a jellylike substance known as cytoplasm, are many tiny structures (organelles). The most important cellular substructures include:

  • Mitochondrion: Makes energy generation possible; site of aerobic respiration, where ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is made.
  • Nucleus: A tiny mass, usually in spherical or oval form, that is embedded in protoplasm and controls cell function. Contains genetic information in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).
  • Nucleolus: Makes the necessary proteins for cell division; surrounded by the nuclear membrane and attaches to the endoplasmic reticulum.
  • Endoplasmic reticulum: A system of channels between the nucleus and cell membrane, also involved in the manufacture of protein.

A CELL IS A FACTORY

Cell metabolism depends on a constant supply of raw materials and the removal of finished substances and waste via blood circulation. Cell activity is controlled by the nucleus and maintained by energy reserves. Each cell is like a factory with three stages of production: raw materials, manufacturing, and disposal.

  • Raw materials: Depending on the cell’s function, only certain substances are allowed through its membrane. Each cell type requires different substances that are obtained from the body’s circulatory system: carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, and various salts.
  • Manufacturing: This process takes place on the surface of the endoplasmic reticulum found
    throughout cytoplasm (the cellular wall). Examples of finished products are enzymes and hormones.
  • Disposal: Final product and waste substances are passed through the cell wall into interstitial fluid and then into the blood for circulation and disposal.

THE MITOCHONDRIA AND THE ELECTROMAGNETIC CELL
Mitochondria make the physical energy for our cells. They are also implicated in the formation of subtle energies, as has been seen in research regarding the meridians, the subtle energy structures discussed in Part IV.
Only about 50 percent of cellular energy is provided for the body to use; the rest is required for cellular maintenance. Each cell is comparable to a battery, positively charged at the outer wall and negatively charged inside the wall. Thus every cell generates its own electrical activity and magnetic field. A healthy cell has an electrical charge of about seventy millivolts, volts serving as the measurement of electrical activity.
When the body is diseased or poorly nourished, a cell’s membrane charge reduces to about thirty
millivolts, which is insufficient for the transportation of nutrients into the cell. The physical metabolism slows, and cells die. The general electrical activity of the physical body is reduced as well.
Electricity occurs every time our muscles move, our blood pumps, our lymph flows, when we think and exercise. Reduced metabolism decreases activity on every level, decreasing the electrical and magnetic fields of the body. The body becomes more susceptible to disease, mood disorders, and aging. The dying cells multiply, but on a slower scale unless the mitochondria, the energy providers for the cell, are able to generate enough energy for cellular division and metabolic tasks—and electrical activity.
The body’s electromagnetic activity depends in part upon ionic processes, which were discussed in
Part I. Mitochondria participate in the life process by storing calcium, a contributor to the ionic exchanges of material and messages, as well as through other tasks.2 Through their own electromagnetic activities, mitochondria initiate the release of neurotransmitters in the nerve cells and hormones in the endocrine glands.

MITOCHONDRIA AND MICROCURRENTS
One way to look at mitochondria’s actions is to see them as part of the body’s microcircuitry. A
microcurrent is a current of electricity measured in microamps, millionths of an ampere. As Kenneth Morgareidge, PhD, a physiology consultant writes, the application of microcurrents has enabled healing of connective tissue, including tendons and ligaments. The body itself can be viewed as a battery that creates its own microcurrents.
Microcurrents have been linked to sites of injury or “currents of injury.” Dr. Robert Becker spent years tracking the electrical currents associated with animals’ ability to regenerate limbs. The greater the current, the more complete the regeneration. These and other studies have led many researchers to view the body as a low-level, direct current generator—or a battery. Nerves carry these currents, but a more active conveyer is the glial cell (described later in this section). Research by Björn Nordenström, discussed in Part IV of this book, also reveals a secondary electrical system linking the connective tissue, the vascular system, and the meridians.
Dr. Morgareidge suggests that it is possible that the meridians actually establish the template for this microcircuitry while the embryo is developing. This implies that they continue to guide the body’s electromagnetic process throughout life. In fact, the electromagnetic fields generated by the microcircuitry process might themselves form the map by which the body and its cells are organized. Ionization is a vital process for the conveyance of the electrical currents throughout the body and within the cells.

DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is the code of life, as it houses our unique genetic information in the
nucleus of every cell in the form of chromosomes, which are simply long strands of DNA molecules.Each DNA molecule contains many genes, which direct the construction and maintenance of the human body.
While microscopic, the DNA molecule is one of the largest known molecules. It is arranged in a double helix, resembling a spiral ladder. DNA is a highly complex substance formed from a chain of chemical units called nucleotides. Each nucleotide unit contains sugar, phosphate, and one of four kinds of nitrogencontaining compounds called bases. The sugar and phosphate form the sides of the ladders and the bases link in the middle to form the rungs of the ladder in a double helix.
The four bases are adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine (A, C, G, and T). Two bases make up each rung. Compatibility of the bases limits the possible combinations to A-T, T-A, C-G, or G-C, with the bases forming different patterns along the length of the ladder. Combined, three bases form a codon, which encodes a single amino acid of a protein.
The particular order of the bases arranged along the sugar-phosphate backbone is called the DNA
sequence. The sequence specifies the exact genetic instructions required to create a particular organism with its own unique traits.

BLUEPRINT OF THE BODY
DNA is like a fingerpint: it is unique to each person. Genes within each DNA molecule contain the
information to make proteins, chemicals that enable the body to work and grow. By encoding a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) with information for the ribosomes in the cell, DNA determines what proteins the cell makes. The sequence of amino acids produced correlates directly to a specific sequence of bases in the DNA.

MOTHER CELLS: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING
THERAPISTS SAY IT is hard to break the “mother bond” between mother and child, but research is suggesting that this bond goes deeper, lasts longer, and can be more dangerous or beneficial than previously thought. This is because the bond is not only biological, it is cellular. The cellular connection also suggests the presence of subtle energy bonds.
This connection begins at conception, with the mitochondria. The mitochondria, the intracellular
energy generators within each cell, are inherited only from the mother’s egg. The father’s mitochondria, which are carried in the sperm, enter the egg, but do not contribute to the genetic information.
Each person inherits thousands of generations of mitochondrial DNA through his or her mother’s lineage. This fact has led many anthropologists to suggest that we all descend from “Mitochondrial Eve” or “African Eve,” an African woman believed to have been alive 140,000 years ago.
According to this hypothesis, every human being shares the same mitochondria as this original mother. Y-chromosomes, which are carried by the sperm, are only inherited from the father; each of us also carries father-only genetics.
For quite some time, scientists have known that cells from the mother, entering the child during the womb, may remain in the offspring’s body for decades, if not an entire lifetime. Some of these cells are now being implicated in autoimmune dysfunctions, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in the body’s ability to prevent or heal certain conditions.

J. Lee Nelson and other researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have determined that some of these maternal cells might be the focus of antibody attacks, leading to autoimmune disorders. Normally the immune system only attacks foreign invaders, but in the case of autoimmune disorders, the body’s antibodies attack its own healthy cells. This process is called microchimerism, and it applies to the presence of mother cells in progeny and the cells that linger from a fetus in the mother’s body. Microchimerism has been found to affect dozens of tissues, including most of the major organs.

Studies have also shown, however, that cells passed from mother to child during pregnancy can grow into functioning pancreatic cells that manufacture insulin within the child, suggesting a potential healing effect in some of these lingering maternal cells, perhaps preventing or alleviating the effects of diabetes.

From the perspective of subtle energy, the ongoing presence of mother cells, as well as inherited mitochondrial maternal DNA, suggests further discussion about epigenetics (discussed in this section), morphogenetic fields, and miasms (both discussed later in the book). Epigenetics suggests that social and emotional events can be chemically programmed into non-DNA substances, which in turn influence DNA activity. These events are passed down intergenerationally.

Before a cell divides, the DNA duplicates so that the two new cells have identical DNA molecules. It
takes a combination of approximately five hundred genes on each of the forty-six chromosomes to carry sufficient instructions for all the activities within the body, from body type to inherited instincts, from the color and size of our eyes to the speed of our reactions.
With the exception of the sperm and ova, which have only twenty-three chromosomes, the nucleus of
every cell in the human body contains forty-six chromosomes, arranged as twenty-three pairs.
Each parent has a full set of forty-six chromosomes, but each only passes twenty-three chromosomes to their child. Siblings, for example, differ because each “inherits” a different set of twenty-three chromosomes from each parent. Only identical twins get exactly the same set of twenty-three chromosomes from each parent after a single fertilized egg splits into two identical eggs.

EPIGENETICS: BEYOND DNA
For decades, scientists have assumed that DNA is the primal initiator of physical and even mental and emotional characteristics. Now it seems that there is “energy behind the energy” of DNA that  turns the genes off and on, greatly affecting what each individual is—and will become.
Epigenetics is the study of epigenomes, certain chemicals and switches that instruct the genes. You
have the same DNA in your toes that you do in your brain, but something tells genes in different locations how to operate, and when. Something also tells certain genes to kill cancers—or not—or cause plaque buildup—or not. That “something” just might be the epigenomes, consisting of substances including proteins and methyl molecules.

Epigenomes lie next to the double helix. They respond to alterations in the environment and then “toggle” the DNA. Epigenetic changes often occur during DNA transcription, when the DNA is being copied. One example involves histones, proteins that hold certain codes. DNA is wrapped around these epigenomes. Are you smoking and drinking too much? The histones know all your secrets. They “tattle” about your actions when the DNA duplicates. For instance, they might possibly tell your “cancer preventing” genes to keep quiet and your “cancer-causing genes” to speak up. Behaviors like smoking, eating, and drinking affect the epigenomes, but so do emotional factors, as has been shown in a study by researcher Michael Meaney.

Meaney, a biologist at McGill University, examined the brains of adults who were born with low birth weight. Those who had a poor relationship with their mothers had smaller hippocampiaries hippocampus, one of the brain organs responsible for memory.

Those who had closer relationships had normal size hippocampi. In this and related studies, Meaney and others detected corresponding differences in the DNA methylation patterns (the methyl group is a set of atoms that interferes with chemical signals that put genes into action).

In other words, lack of nurturing “turned off” the genes supportive of the hippocampi; love “turned on” these growth genes.
It was once thought that each of us arrived in adulthood already formed, our DNA locked into place,
but this is not true. Studies show that our environment continues to encode the epigenomes and therefore alter our DNA. Not only that, the evidence shows that the decisions encoded in the epigenomes can be passed down from one generation to the next—perhaps for several generations. What affected your grandmother might still be affecting you. What you do will be passed down to your great-grandchildren.
Unfortunately, what seems like a good thing for one generation might not yield the same fruit for the
next. Marcus Pembrey, a clinical geneticist at the Institute of Child Health in London, presented data from two centuries of records from an isolated town in Sweden. Grandfathers who had ample food during their preteen years were more likely to have grandsons with diabetes—leaving a legacy that doubled the grandsons’ risk of early death. These effects were gender specific. A grandmother’s early experience was handed down to her female progeny.
Just as we search for the energetic foundations of reality, so must we continue to explore the body for
its energetic foundations. A subtle energy scientist would deepen the discussion of epigenetics, asserting that subtle energy fields, channels, and bodies provide information for the epigenomes. In the end, further research into the effects of energetics in both the DNA and epigenomes might construct the picture of reality we are all looking for.

DNA AS LIGHT
Studies by Fritz-Albert Popp and other researchers are dazzling the scientific community with a new understanding of DNA: DNA as light.
Popp has demonstrated that DNA operates not only chemically, the longstanding theory, but at a level beyond. It is essentially a storage unit for light and a source of biophoton emission.
Photons compose the electromagnetic spectrum. They drive the body’s processes. At different frequencies, photons produce different effects. Popp and others maintain that the body is actually surrounded by a field of light and that the DNA responds to (and interacts with) the various electromagnetic frequencies found in this field.(We will return to this concept several times in this book, because each subtle energy structure interrelates with light, internally and externally.)
The physical body and its DNA rely upon light for health; certain types of light cause problems while
others are beneficial—and even healing. Dr. Joan Smith-Sonneborn at the University of Wyoming exposed paramecia to far-ultraviolet radiation, which caused DNA damage and shortened the cells’ lives.

When these injured organisms were exposed to near-ultraviolet radiation (which is closer to visible
light), the damage was repaired and the aging reversed.
How does external light reach and affect us? Researchers David A. Jernigan, DC, and Samantha Joseph, DC, explored photons and discovered that they operate as waves and particles and enter the body primarily through the eyes.16 The eye translates light into electrochemical impulses for the brain’s interpretation; the light proceeds into the body’s crystalline matrix or “fiber optic” network. By moving from the rods and cones into a different set of cells, called the Muller cells, the light accesses the crystal matrix of the body to reach every part of the body.
This crystal matrix is interrelated with quantum fields of photons that pulse throughout the body. These biophotons act upon the entire electromagnetic spectrum, transferring information through each of its layers. The movements are facilitated by the electromagnetic polarization of DNA, which acts as a guide to direct optical information. The electromagnetic and biophoton energies can either be coherent or incoherent.
This coherency is at least partly within our control. Studies have shown that holding positive thoughts in our heart creates coherency between electromagnetic and biophoton emissions, which then changes the DNA so that our bodies are healthier. In other words, DNA can at least partly be controlled by thoughts.
Thought fields, T-fields, will be discussed in Part III.

THE SKELETAL SYSTEM
The skeletal system of an adult consists of about 206 bones. Bones provide support to the body, protect the internal organs, and create movement in conjunction with muscles. Bones also serve as a point of attachment for the muscles and produce red blood cells for the circulation system. Controlled by the endocrine system, bones also store the body’s required calcium and phosphorus.
The skeleton has two main parts:

  • the axial skeleton-The axial skeleton consists of the skull, spine, and ribcage
  • appendicular skeleton.- houses the upper and lower limbs and the shoulder and pelvic girdles

Bones are made up of water, minerals, and the cellular matrix that binds them together. They are surrounded by tough, fibrous periosteium into which muscles and ligaments are inserted. Bones are hard and rigid on the outside and lighter and softer on the inside. Bone hardness comes from mineral salts, primarily calcium phosphate, and bone strength derives from collagen, a fibrous protein, which also makes up the connective tissue.

BONE CREATION
Babies are born with over three hundred bones. The number reduces over the years through a process called ossification, a hardening of the cartilage in which the bones and cartilage fuse into larger units,creating fewer but larger bones.
When bones begin growing they are completely solid. They then develop hollow centers, which slightly reduce the bones’ strength, while reducing their weight so as to facilitate muscle movement. The hollow centers of bone contain marrow, the material that manufactures blood cells.
Bones are formed from cartilage, a rubbery gristle that forms as vertebral discs and ligaments, with the exception of the clavicle and some parts of the skull, which ossify directly from membrane tissue. Boneforming cells, called osteoblasts, deposit a collagen-fiber matrix onto tendon, membrane, and cartilage.
When the matrix is laid down, it is calcified by calcium carried in the blood. Hormones and diet govern this process.

BONES ARE AN ENDOCRINE GLAND
The bones have a stronger connection to the endocrine system than had been previously known. A recent study published in the scientific journal Cell shows a distinct connection between osteocalcin, a vitamin K-dependent hormone, and the regulation of insulin. Using genetically altered mice, researchers found that osteocalcin, secreted by osteoblasts (bone-forming cells), is capable of stimulating insulin secretion and improving insulin sensitivity—one of the functions of certain endocrine glands.
The findings indicated that the skeleton helps regulate energy metabolism in a feedback-loop fashion. Apparently, the skeleton exerts an endocrine regulation of sugar homeostasis. Ultimately, the findings establish the skeleton as an endocrine organ that controls energy metabolism, which has important implications for the treatment of obesity and diabetes.

THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM
The human body contains about seven hundred muscles.18 Muscles move bones. Behind body activities are complex mechanisms that make even the simplest action, such as pointing a finger, a complicated procedure involving the brain, nerves, and sense organs.
The muscular system consists of three types of muscle:

  • Skeletal muscle: Also called striped muscle, these muscles are moved voluntarily. They account for a sizeable amount of the body’s mass, with most connected to the skeleton by tissues called tendons. They help move the various bones and cartilages of the skeleton, contour physique, and are responsible for reflex actions.
  • Smooth muscle: Found in organs such as the stomach, lungs, kidneys, and skin, these muscles work automatically. These involuntary muscles, controlled by the autonomic nervous system, assist in dayto-day functions like digestion, breathing, and removing waste from the body.
  • Cardiac muscle: This muscle, found only in the heart, never gets tired. It constantly works to pump blood in and out of the heart. Heart muscle is activated by electrical impulses from its own pacemaker, the sinoatrial node, which ripple throughout the heart. The heart also contains smooth muscles, but its functions are mostly performed by the cardiac muscle.

Muscles are made up of bundles of fibers known as fascicles. Each fiber is an elongated cell containing myofibrils, thread-like structures that contain thick myofilaments, which contain myosin, and thin myofilaments, which hold actin, troponin, and troposin. When triggered by impulses from the nervous system, the myofilaments glide along each other, chemically reacting as they meet and interlock.
Ultimately, this chemical reaction produces a muscular contraction.

CRYSTALLINE CONNECTIVE TISSUE
RESEARCH IS REVEALING that the body is made of unique molecular liquid crystalline structures. These living structures can create, transmit, and receive biophotons to facilitate communication between tissues and molecules. This communication also relies upon a quantum field of biophotons. These two processes—the crystalline and the quantum—interact to spread information around the body.
This crystal matrix is critical for health, as it interconnects a person’s internal self with the environment. Light travels through the body’s crystal matrix into the DNA, which then produces “bio-holograms” that create the body.The most conductive light-matrix is the connective tissue, the largest organ in the body. The connective tissue is crystalline in formation; the collagenous molecules that encase the organs are liquid crystals and the other, firmer tissues are considered solid crystals. The collagen molecules are also interesting in that they are semiconductors, able to convey electricity and information. The connective tissue can therefore process information just like the semiconductor chips in your computer.

All our muscle cells are fully formed after the first year of life. When injured, muscles can repair themselves with care and proper nutrition. From about age thirty, a reduction in physical activity leads to muscle tissue being replaced by fat.

THE FASCIAL SYSTEM HOLDS IT TOGETHER
Connective tissues insulate the body and organs and transport nutrients and energy throughout the body.
Tendons and ligaments are the body’s strongest connective tissue and are considered part of the body’s deep fascia. Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system that extends from head to toe, surrounding muscles, bones, organs, nerves, blood vessels, and other structures. It is responsible for maintaining structural integrity and providing support and protection. It also acts as a shock absorber.
Most muscles are linked to bones by tendons, which transfer forces created by muscle to the connecting bone. In addition to attaching muscles to bone, tendons also attach muscles to structures, such as the eyeball. Where tendon meets bone, there is a gradual melding of the tendon fibers into the bone. Tendon sheaths, along with synovial fluid, aid in the smooth movement of the tendon, protecting the tendon from abrasive moving parts.

SOUND PATHWAYS

SOUND, ONE OF the basic mechanical energies, is present everywhere and serves as a healing mechanism discussed throughout this book. This is because of its universality, both physically and subtly.
Every part of the body, from the cells to the toes, moves. Movement produces sound. The resulting sound waves and fields help regulate more than 50 percent of the body’s biological processes. This is accomplished through the ligand/receptor interaction discussed in “The Biochemical Side of Emotions” . These interactions occur on every cell surface through sound frequencies between 20 and 20,000 Hz, the range of human hearing. There are special sound pathways in the body, however, that convey sound from site to site.

Sound enters through the cranial bones and hearing apparatus and travels through the body via the connective tissue. It uses water to speed vertically through the body at nearly five thousand feet per second. This transmission slows or stops when the connective tissue is too thick, inflexible, or dry—problems often created by incomplete emotional experiences. In a complete emotional experience,someone undergoes an event and has an emotional reaction, such as sadness and fear. The emotions initially cause a bodily disturbance such as tension or tightening. If allowed to fully sense and express the feelings, the person’s body releases and returns to an equilibrium. If the person is unable to express the feelings or receive the needed comfort or validation, the body will remain tense and the tissue, especially connective tissue, will become blocked. Sound cannot flow through inflexible tissue as easily. Sound can, however, stimulate the blocked emotions and trigger the original memories or feelings.

Ligaments attach bone to bone and hold structures together, keeping them stable and allowing movement within normal limits. Without them, bones would become dislocated. Ligament connective tissue is primarily made up of white protein collagen and elastin, an elastic protein. Specialized cells called fibroblasts create new collagen fibers and repair damaged ones. Inside the fiber bundles is spongy tissue that carries blood and lymph vessels, providing space for nerves to pass through. In addition to tendons and ligaments, fascia—the soft connective tissue within the body—is particularly conducive to manipulation and stretching because of its elasticity, a common technique in healing.

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Anerve is a bundle of motor and sensory fibers, often interlinked with connective tissue and blood vessels. The nervous system interprets information received from the outside world and internal organs,and initiates the appropriate responses. It is essential to sensory perception, including the control of movements and the regulation of body functions such as breathing. Arguably, the nervous system is the body’s most important and complex network, vital for the development of language, thought, and memory.
As cell bodies, nerves pass chemical “batons”—neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline and serotonin —to each other at synapses (chasms that must be ionically crossed), which transmit messages and instructions around the body in an ongoing translation of chemical and electrical information. This relay occurs at intersections of nerves as their opposite ends link with each other. The need for translation enables the body to filter and access information rather than just react to stimuli. Nerves are especially important to understand in relation to the human energy anatomy; all parts of the subtle structure communicate physically through the nervous system. And the subtle system often relies on the electrical activity and magnetic fields generated by the nerves to operate in physical reality.

COMPLEX LAYERS
The vast nervous system is divided into two key areas: the central nervous system (CNS), with the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system—all the rest of the nerves throughout the body.
The central nervous system: The brain and the spinal cord ultimately control the nervous tissue throughout the body, serving as its central processing unit. The spine communicates messages from the organs and tissues to the brain, which in turn encodes messages, sending them back via the spine.
The peripheral nervous system: Peripheral nerves initiate and perceive changes within and outside
the body. This system serves the limbs and organs and connects the CNS to all other parts of the body and ganglia, groups of nerve cells sited at various points in the nervous system. The peripheral nervous system has two main divisions: the somatic nervous system, which is under conscious control, and the autonomic system, under unconscious control.

SOMATIC

The somatic system performs two roles. First, it collects information about the outside word from sensory organs, such as the nose. Signals from these receptors are then carried toward the CNS in sensory nerve fibers. Second, it transmits signals through motor fibers from the CNS to the skeletal muscles, initiating movement.

AUTONOMIC
The primary function of the autonomic system is to maintain various automatic functions of the body, like heart rhythm and the production of gastric juices. This system consists entirely of motor nerves that relay messages from the spinal cord to the various muscles. The autonomic system is controlled by the hypothalamus, an area of the brain that receives information about variations in the body’s chemical makeup and adjusts the autonomic system to continue balance.
The autonomic system is also divided into two parts: the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.
Each uses a different chemical transmitter and operates differently. For instance, in the bronchial airways, the parasympathetic nerves cause constriction while the sympathetic nerves widen the passages.

THE BRAIN
The brain is a 24/7 watchdog, running our lives. It constantly monitors and directs our body systems and functions, maintains maximum efficiency, preempts potential problems, and acknowledges and counters real dangers, damage, and injury.
The brain is the center of activity for the nervous system. Here, nerve signals from throughout the body are received, processed, and acted upon with appropriate responses. As the control center for sensory and motor activities, the brain controls thinking, memory, and emotion, as well as auditory and visual association. It also governs muscular actions, stimulating the body’s movement.
The brain interprets information from the special sense organs related to sight, hearing, taste, smell, and balance. Together, the brain and spinal cord control many coordinated activities; simple reflexes and basic locomotion can be executed under spinal cord control alone.
The brain is divided into four major parts: the cerebrum, diencephalon, cerebellum, and brain stem.

  • Cerebrum: The area for much of our consciousness and processing power, the cerebrum also
    controls perception, action, reflecting, and creativity. It constitutes the largest part of the brain and consists of an inner core of white matter and an outer cortex of gray matter (cerebral cortex).
  • Diencephalon: This portion of the brain houses the interface of our electrical and chemical selves and serves as the control center of the endocrine system. It also includes the hypothalamus, which together with the pituitary and pineal glands choreographs an array of electrical and chemical signals that regulate our consciousness and physiology.
  • Cerebellum: Lying at the base of the cerebrum, the cerebellum is attached to the brain stem. It plays an important role in the control of movement, coordinating voluntary muscle activity and maintaining balance and equilibrium.
  • Brain stem: Housing the midbrain, pons, and medulla, the brain stem merges with the spinal cord below it. It regulates vital functions like breathing, heartbeat, and blood pressure.

THE CORTEX: THE BIG PICTURE
Much of our neural activity takes place in the gray matter found in the cerebral cortex. The cerebral
cortex, the folded outer layer of the brain, accounts for about 40 percent of the brain mass and performs the highest level of neural processing, including language, hearing, sight, memory, and cognitive function (thought). The gray matter is composed of neurons, while the white matter of the cerebrum is made up of the processes of the nerve cells. The human brain is similar to the brains of other mammals, although our neural capacities are unique in their brain stem structures and the advanced neocortex, the most complex part of the cerebral cortex.
The folds of the cerebral cortex create a massive surface area for neural activity, with billions of
neurons (nerve cells) and glial cells making up the substance of the brain. Neurons are electrically active brain cells that process information, whereas glial cells, which outnumber neurons by ten to one, perform supporting functions. In addition to being electrically active, neurons constantly synthesize neurotransmitters, chemicals that amplify and modulate signals between a neuron and another cell.
Neurons have the ability to permanently change or deform—known as plasticity—which underlies basic learning and adaptation. Some unused neuron pathways, for example, may continue to exist long after memory is absent from consciousness, possibly developing the subconscious.

THE COMPLEX NEURAL WEB
The human brain houses a massive number of synaptic connections, allowing for a great deal of parallel processing. This processing is accomplished through the complex neural web, a net-like web of tissue that sifts through the mass of incoming information and decides what to pay attention to. The net fires signals around the brain, targeting the appropriate centers. If this driving force slows down or is prevented from occurring, the cerebral cortex becomes inactive and the person becomes unconscious.

BRAIN STATES
The brain undergoes transitions from wakefulness to sleep. These transitions are key for proper brain function. For instance, sleep is considered essential for knowledge consolidation, as the neurons organize the day’s stimuli during deep sleep by randomly firing off the most recently used neuron pathways. Without sleep, it is possible to develop symptoms of mental illness and auditory hallucinations.

THE ROLE OF THE BRAIN

There are some electromagnetic energies that are important in relation to experiencing the subtle energies of Earth called electromagnetic frequencies of the brain.

The fact that electromagnetic frequencies created by the activities of our brains play an important role in the understanding of our interactions with Earth makes it important to look as these frequencies of more detail.Brain wave patterns can be measured and are reflections of our states of consciousness in the sense of awareness.For example, our mental and emotional state has a strong influence on brain waves.The frequency of brain can be explained in cycles per second or hertz Hz.Understanding our brain waves is important because it tell us how our brain function also to understand certain  challenges people may have.Our brain use 13 Hz for Active Intelligence=beta state fixed with nu state

Often we find individuals who exhibit learning disabilities and attention problems having a deficiency of 13 Hz activity in certain brain regions.This affects a person's ability to easily perform sequencing tasks and math calculationsalpha

The brain is a organ that makes us aware of what is happening inside and outside of ourselves, therefore an important role in becoming aware of what happens when we connects with the subtle Earth energies.Without being aware, it seems that nothing is happening and will not stimulate the longing to continue with this connection. Awareness of subtle energies requires a shift in the activity of the brain when we are thinking too much , there is no space for awareness of more subtle signals, therefore our brain activity determines whether or not we aware of subtle experiences

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Brain activity is described by the frequencies of different brain states.When the brain is active, it creates certain electromagnetic frequencies that we can measure with different instruments.Five main frequency stages are recognized each describing the different states of the brain activity which control thought and memory.BRAIN WAVES AND STATES

Every brain state is associated with characteristic brain waves. EEG (electroencephalograph) instruments are an accepted way to measure the electrical activity of the brain and thereby evaluate brain waves. Brain waves can indicate a state of health, consciousness, or activity. Some brain waves are optimum for daily life, others for meditation, and still others for achieving a healing state.are important part of connecting with subtle Earth energies.

Most people are familiar with the first 4 stages

  • beta BETA STATE

In this state the brain shows frequencies in the range of 12 to 36 Hz and this is the most active state.The patterns are generally  very irregular. These are the brain waves of Alertness-Concentration-Cognition.The heightened alertness is associated with

  • focused attention
  • peak concentration
  •  clear thinking
  • processing visual information
  • hand-eye coordination

an also with

  • anxiety
  • worry
  • fight-flight activity

For most people this is the dominant state of the brain during the day-when the eyes are open and we are listening and thinking and analytically problem solving oriented as passing judgments, decision making and information processing about the world around us.

  • alphaALPHA STATE

The brain waves in this state have frequency range from 8 to 13 Hz with a peak in activity around 10 Hz.The patterns are most regular than with beta  waves.Here the key words are :RELAXATION-VISUALIZATION-CREATIVITY.The attributes are

  • deep relaxation
  • detached awareness
  • nondrowsy alertness
  • reflective and contemplative energy
  • an open mental focus
  • introspection

The alpha state is the link between the conscious beta -focused attention theta -subconscious focus and Higher conscious delta-deeper awareness states.The frequencies of brain activity most likely move into the alpha state when you quietly watch a sunset or contemplate water flowing in a creek.

  • thetaTHETA STATE

In this state , the brain waves range from 4 to 8 Hz with a Key words MEDITATION-INTUITION-MEMORY.This is so called DREAM STATEouja board some call this the subconscious mind functioning.theta states are found during meditative states in prayer, when we dream, and after we come out of delta state.This is the subconscious connection to the higher consciousness and the Akashic records.It is the state that leads to self -healing and has been identified as the Gateway to learning and memorybowbuddha.You need this state to connect on a deeper level with Earth energies.Also this state is natural in children until they are 13 y.o.nu when we have the feeling of Oneness and knowing

  • delta DELTA STATE

This is the lowest frequency ranging from 0.5 to 4 Hz and is defined as the higher conscious mind.It acts as radar radaror unconscious scanning device for

  • Intuitionzeta nu/hunches, your 6th sence  eridanushooveboardflips stone tablets
  • Instinctive action
  • Inner knowing
  • Deep psychic awarness

 Some people call it the Gateway to the Soulmoulded soul.Normally this state is found in deep dreamless sleep, but is also found in trance.Can be also be induced by very deep meditation and even dowsing.neurons which are not involved in the processing of information, all fire at the same time .Certain frequencies in  delta range also trigger the release of human growth hormone, which is beneficial for healing and regeneration.it is the dominant rhythm in infants up yo 1 year of age.

  • gamma GAMMA STATE

 This state has been the highest frequencies which is above 28-36 Hz.Research has shown that these frequencies can go up quite high to about 200 Hz.Initially this state was defined as the frequency range 36 to 44 Hz and most people stick to this definition.The research has found this level marked by mystical and transcendent experiences.Higher frequency ranges are called HYPERGAMMAdigamma-stigma up to 100 Hz and lambda longitude golden ratiofrom 100 Hz to 200 Hz.Basically gamma state represent the simultaneous processing of information from different areas which could be called High-level information processing precognition is also connected with this state.Research shows that long term meditation develops a high level digamma-stigma brain waves and shows high levels of brain synchronisity and coordination

In summary we can say that delta state is the state of deep dreamless sleep while beta is the state of normal dayly activities.It has been shown that both alpha & theta brings Zen meditation, although with Zen there is more beta activity.

When falling asleep you are in alpha then theta -dreaming sleep and finally you move to delta-dream-less sleep.While dowsing /a dowser is a person using a dowsing rod to find Earth energies/ is able to have all 4 states in the same time.This is true both for dowsing  with tools and for virtual dowsing with research.

Most of us are in the beta state during all out walking hours.it is very important state that helps us to function in this world.However we need the wisdom to access to other states of brain activity we wont to be in .When we are only in beta state we don't have access to other states of awareness.This is the case for most people, many of whom have forgotten how to relax.

From looking at the given definitions , it may become clear that some brain states help us to connect with information that can't be perceived with our 5 senses.In order to get there  we can learn to relax in the alpha and once we master the different states we are been able to access information other than through the active logical mind=beta These ways of accessing information are often referred to as being psychic, however they are normal activities of the brain available to everyone.This does not mean that there are no individual differences-We can learn to paint , but only a few are true masters.When e meditated enough to master gamma we will truly be able to coordinate the information we receive.

Increasingly we begin to understand that the brain is a transmission and processing system which receives signals and translates them into new signal which can be an action or an emotion therefor is said is the bridge between the subtle energy world and the physical world.

  • tauTESLA -SCHUMANN RESONANCE STATE

The functioning of the brain is supported by certain frequencies that Earth creates called Tesla -Schumann resonance belonging to a group of natural electromagnetic fields.They are very important to us because induce brain states that help us to relax, heal and perceive Earth energies like a tuning forkBlivet-the devils fork psiworks with sound .Technically the striking force id Lightning  in the resonating cavity that is formed between the terestrial surface and the lower edge of the ionosphere. forms a broadband electromagnetic impulses that fill this cavity and induces the 7 Tesla-Shumann resonance frequencies which are between 7 to 50 Hz but the most important is 7.83Battery Empty Hz which falls in the range low alpha and high theta frequency of waves and is a key  in helping us experience Earth energies and effects.

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GLIAL CELLS
Science traditionally attributes nerve activity—and the effects of thinking—to neurons. New research is suggesting that the glial cells, the “support” cells of the central nervous system, actually modulate or govern the neuronal brain. Sensitive to electrical currents and magnetic fields, the glial cells are
considered critical to the effects of electromagnetic activity in and on the body, affecting pineal gland
functioning (and therefore our moods), the effects of the earth’s magnetic field and solar activity, genetic and cellular activity and mutations, brain function, and other life functions

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EMOTIONS AND THE BRAIN
There is truth in the adage, “It’s all in your head.” Since the early 1990s, researcher and author Daniel G. Amen, MD, has used a sophisticated brain scanning method called SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) to measure cerebral blood flow and metabolic activity patterns. His work has showed that certain brain patterns correlate with depression, distractibility, obsessiveness, violence, and other emotional issues.
According to Amen, the deep limbic system of the brain governs our ability to bond, also operating as a mood control center. The size of a walnut, the limbic system includes the thalamic structures,
hypothalamus, and the immediate surrounding structures. Amen has discovered that this portion of the brain manages:

  • emotional memories
  • emotional coloring
  • appetite and sleep cycles
  • libido
  • it sets emotional tone, whether positive or negative

Amen has determined that the more active the system, the more negative someone’s outlook. Conversely, the less active the deep limbic system, the more positive the person’s attitude

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THE ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF THE PINEAL AND PITUITARY GLANDS
It is well known that the body emits light, sound, heat, and electromagnetic fields, and that, like all other matter, it has a gravitational field. Studies of two important endocrine glands have demonstrated that the body is a source of electromagnetism, producing effects ranging from “tuning in” to the environment to “tuning in” to the paranormal. They also reveal the surprising importance of magnetism to the body.

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PITUITARY

The pituitary is a key endocrine gland. It stores hormones and works with the hypothalamus to fire off a host of physical actions. And it contains magnetite.
Scientists have known that magnetite, a magnetically sensitive compound of iron and oxygen, exists in animals ranging from bacteria to mammals.

It apparently assists migrating birds in “finding north” and helps homing pigeons to find their way home.

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PINEAL

The pineal gland serves as an electromagnetic sensor to regulate all kinds of states, from mood to ESP. It is the producer of melatonin, which regulates sleep.
Researchers Iris Haimov and Peretz Lavie found that individuals who have a dysfunctional pineal
gland have a difficult time sensing and relaying information through the electromagnetic fields. They then experience great difficulty falling asleep, as well as other health problems associated with a disturbed daily cycle.
The pineal gland is associated with the , or plane of consciousness, representing an opening to divine energies.

It is also the endocrine gland associated with the rising of the Kundalini—a spiritualization process involved in chakra work. The pineal gland’s role in enlightenment is tied to biochemical and electromagnetic interactions.

Biochemically, the pineal gland orchestrates an important “pecking order” of steps involving synthesis from the amino acid tryptophan interacting with various substances—and in some stages, the presence of light. Simplified, the sequence of production is tryptophan, serotonin, melatonin, pinoline, 5-methoxydimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT), and dimethyltryptamine (DMT).
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid found in most protein-based foods or dietary proteins.
Melatonin, which is made at night, regulates circadian rhythm; serotonin, made during the day, is a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, body temperature, appetite, and emotions; pinoline is a neurochemical implicated in consciousness; 5-MeO-DMT, a psychedelic tryptamine, is found in certain toad venom, plants, seeds, and bark resin; and DMT is a naturally occurring tryptamine and neurotransmitter.

A portion of the scientific and spiritual community has linked these chemicals with mystical and psychic experiences. For example, Serena M. Roney-Dougal, PhD, of the Psi Research Centre in
Glastonbury, England, has presented a large body of neurochemical and anthropological evidence suggesting that the pineal gland’s production of pinoline may enhance a psychic-conducive state of consciousness.
Pinoline is thought to act on serotonin to trigger dreaming. It also has hallucinogenic properties, and its chemical structure is similar to chemicals found in a psychotropic plant in the Amazon. Studies suggest that the dream state is one in which we are most likely to have psychic experiences. Pinoline is believed to be the neurochemical that triggers this state of consciousness.

DMT has also been called the “spirit molecule” because of its possible role in producing psychedelic
states through the pineal gland. Research by Dr. Rick Strassman, among others, is suggesting that under specific conditions—such as near-death experiences, the use of shamanic psychedelics, and certain meditative states—the pineal gland might produce DMT, which then lifts us to different states of consciousness. These and other studies of the pineal gland suggest that it truly might be the “spirit gland” it is considered to be in various mystical schools.

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MEASURING THE MAGNETIC BODY
The magnetic properties of the body are a relatively new discovery. During the late 1960s, the magnetic fields emitted by the heart were measured in numerous labs. Around this time, physicist David Cohen, using his own research and drawing from other research dating as far back as 1929, was able to measure the magnetic fields produced by electrical activities of the brain for the first time with the aid of an extremely sensitive magnetism detector known as superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID).
By the early 1970s, researchers were starting to record the magnetic fields arising from other organs in the body as a result of their electrical activity. Today, the magnetoencephalogram (MEG) is considered a more accurate method of measuring brain electrical activity than the EEG, mostly because, unlike electrical signals, magnetic fields pass through the brain, cerebrospinal fluid, and skull undistorted. While the magnetic field around the heart is the strongest, the field around the head is also large and pulsing— and there seems to be a reason for this, as we will see in the following discussion on the pituitary and pineal glands

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THE SKIN
The skin is the body’s largest organ. In an adult, it covers approximately two square meters. It provides a protective waterproof layer, and as a sensory organ it regulates temperature. The skin absorbs and releases heat, keeping the body’s temperature within operable limits.
Skin is one component of the external system that also includes hair and hair follicles, sebaceous and sweat glands, and the nails. It functions as part of the body’s excretory system, removing water and small amounts of urea and salts through sweat. It also helps maintain the circulatory and nervous systems.
The skin is made up of two different layers of tissue: the dermis and the epidermis. The epidermis is the outer layer that is composed primarily of cells called keratinocytes, cells that are constantly dying,being shed, and then replaced by cells from layers beneath. New cells take between two and four weeks to form and reach the surface of the skin. Dead skin is transformed into a material called keratin, which is sloughed off as tiny, barely visible scales.

Underneath the epidermis is the dermis, a network of collagen and elastin tissue fibers interwoven with blood and lymph vessels, sweat and sebaceous glands, and hair follicles. Sweat glands are controlled by the nervous system and are stimulated to secrete, either as a result of emotion or the body’s need to lose heat. Sebaceous glands lubricate the hair shaft and are controlled by sex hormones. Both the epidermis and dermis layers contain nerve endings that adapt to detect pain, cold, pressure, and itching, which evoke protective reflexes or transmit pleasurable sensations like warmth and touch.

Below the dermis is a variable layer of fat-storage cells that insulate the body against temperature
extremes, as well as connective tissue and a small number of blood vessels.
Hair and nails are specialized forms of keratin. Finger- and toenails are produced by living skin cells, though the nail itself is dead and will not hurt or bleed if damaged. Cells in the hair follicles, which also contain a sebaceous gland, form hair and divide rapidly.

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SKIN COLOR
Skin color derives from a dark biological pigment called melanin, also found in the hair and in the iris of the eye. The function of melanin is to protect the skin from harmful rays of the sun. All races have the same number of pigment cells—melanocytes—but genetic differences control the amount incorporated into the epidermal cells. The amount of melanin produced by these cells varies greatly. For example, in dark-skinned races, the melanocytes are larger and produce more pigment. Albinism is due to an absence of pigment-forming enzyme.

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THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Primarily consisting of the heart and blood vessels, this system distributes blood through a system of
arteries, veins, and capillaries, among other components, to form a complete circuit.
Two forms of circulation work hand in hand in the body:
Systemic circulation: Carries nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood throughout the body. Oxygen and nutrients are deposited in body tissues. Waste products and gases are transferred to the blood. On completion of the circuit of the body, the blood returns to the heart with depleted oxygen levels and laden with carbon dioxide, a waste product of cell function.
Pulmonary circulation: Moves oxygen-depleted blood from the heart to the lungs, where gas exchange takes place. The blood is enriched with oxygen and returned to the heart to enter the systemic circulation again.

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THE HEART
The heart pumps blood, supporting circulation. It starts the process by pumping blood into arteries via the aorta, the central artery. Blood is circulated through organs and tissues, delivering food and oxygen. The blood then returns to the heart through the veins, having finished its deliveries.
On its second circuit, the heart pumps the blood to the lungs, which replace oxygen and remove waste.
The blood is then returned to the heart with its oxygen refreshed.
Four heart chambers coordinate these functions, maintaining blood flow at a steady rate and optimizing blood oxygen levels. Each carries out a specific task aided by the valves of the heart, which control the flow of blood through the heart. These are the left and right atria, two thin-walled chambers of the heart that collect blood as it comes into the heart, and the left and right ventricles, two lower chambers of the heart that pump blood out of the heart to the lungs and other parts of the body.

THE HEART AS AN ELECTROMAGNETIC ORGAN
THE HEART IS the physical center of the circulatory system, managing over 75 trillion cells. It is also the electromagnetic center of the body, emanating thousands of times more electricity and magnetism than does the brain. Even more impressively, it is an organ of communication that can potentially manage the body’s intuitive processes.

As we saw in Part I, the heart’s electromagnetic field (EMF) is five thousand times stronger than that of the brain. Its electrical field is sixty times greater than that of the brain.49 Not only is its electromagnetic capacity greater than that of the brain, but it is organically capable of performing
certain brain-like functions. In fact, between 60 and 65 percent of its cells are neural, identical to those present in the brain. Energy—information that vibrates—flows constantly between the heart
and the brain, assisting with emotional processing, sensory experience, memory and derivation of meaning from events, and reasoning.50 In addition, the heart is one of the body’s major endocrine glands, producing at least five major hormones, which impact the physiological functions of the brain and body.

The heart has long been known as the center of the body, as well as the home of the soul. Under the correct conditions, such as when a person consciously “centers” or focuses in the heart, the heart begins to run the brain. (Most typically, the brain runs the body.) Entrainment or the management of the body through the heart rather than brain leads to higher functioning mental and emotional states,as well as a healthier body. It also enables a person to screen the outer environment for “good messages” instead of “negative messages,” enabling a more positive relationship with the external world.

This “heart healing power” is possible because of the energetic nature of the body. All energy contains information and all cells are energetic. The closer a group of cells, the more likely they are to oscillate or vibrate in a coordinated rhythm, thereby producing a more powerful and intense signal. Heart cells are tightly organized, thus generating an extremely strong, shared signal, which is both electrical and magnetic. The heart’s internal signal is stronger than any produced by other parts of the body because it is more intense. Thus can the heart dynamically move into the lead position in the body, its rhythms able to modulate or “take over” those of the other organs. What about its relationship with the external world? We are constantly receiving information—sometimes called “background noise”—from outside of ourselves. Not only can the heart override the incoming flow of communiqués, but it can also sort and filter information from the world outside of the body—even intuitive information.

Our hearts are so strong that they can actually formulate the most well known symbol of love: light. Research has shown that under certain conditions, a meditator can actually generate visible light from the heart. The meditation technique must be heart-centered, not transcendent. When this occurred during studies at the University of Kassel in Germany in 1997, the heart emanated a sustained light of one hundred thousand photons per second, whereas the background had a count of only twenty photons per second. The meditations drew upon energetic understandings from several cultures, including the Hindu practice of Kundalini.
It has been said that the heart is the center of the body, but it might also be the core of a subtle universe—or perhaps a “subtle sun” generated by every individual.

HOW DOES THE HEART BEAT?
With each heartbeat, the two atria contract and fill the ventricles with blood. Then the ventricles contract.
This ordered series of contractions depends upon a complex electrical timing system.
The heartbeat is initiated by a tiny group of cells called the sinoatrial node, located in the right atrial
muscle. The sinoatrial node sends an electrical signal around the heart just before every beat. Impulses pass from the sinoatrial node to both atria and make them contract. Another node, the atrioventricular, at the junction of the atria and ventricles, delays the impulse to contract. After the atria contract, an impulse is passed down through a specialized cardiac muscle called the bundle of His (named for Swiss cardiologist Wilhelm His), causing the ventricles to contract.

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THE BLOOD
Blood is carried in a network of vessels throughout the body. It leaves the heart for systemic circulation, is pumped through the aorta, and travels through the arterial system to supply the cells of body tissues and organs with oxygen and nutrients. Nutrient transfer takes place in tiny capillaries that connect the arteries and veins. Blood then travels through the veins to return to the heart.
Red blood cells play a big role in circulation as transporters, carrying oxygen from the lungs to the tissues through a protein called hemoglobin. These cells pick up carbon dioxide and take it back to the lungs, where it is eliminated with the breath.
White blood cells fight disease. There are several classifications of white blood cells, each of which play different roles. Plasma, along with other cells, clots wounds.
The life span of a red blood cell is around 120 days, while most white blood cells have a maximum
life span of a few days.

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THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Respiration is the means of acquiring the necessary oxygen for cell and tissue maintenance, while disposing of unwanted carbon dioxide. A chief function of respiration is oxygen metabolism. The body’s cells use oxygen much like a car burns fuel mixed with oxygen. In this case, the fuel is glucose (sugar).
The waste products are primarily carbon dioxide and water. Oxygen is introduced into the body when we inhale and its by-products are released when we exhale.
Respiration involves the lungs and diaphragm and the upper respiratory tract: nose, mouth, larynx,
pharynx, and trachea. Breathing involves the muscles between the ribs (the intercostal muscles) and the diaphragm, a dome of muscle that divides the chest and abdomen. When we breathe, air is inhaled through the nose, then moves down the trachea, and passes into the lungs. Oxygen and other substances pass from the air to the blood, and carbon dioxide passes from the blood to the air. The exchange of these gases occurs through the alveoli, tiny air sacs located at the end of bronchial tubes in the lungs. Here the blood in capillaries meets the air, picks up oxygen, and disposes of carbon dioxide.
Breathing can be consciously controlled, but is also a reflex movement. Our rate of breathing is controlled by the medulla oblongata, the respiratory center of the brain, and regulated according to the levels of carbon dioxide in the blood.

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THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
Similar to the nervous system, the endocrine system is an information signal system. While the nervous system uses nerves to conduct information, the endocrine system mainly uses blood vessels as information channels. Endocrine literally means direct secretion into the bloodstream.
The endocrine system is an integrated system of small organs that control hormone production. It is
responsible for slow, or long-term, changes in the body such as growth, and many of the gradual changes experienced during puberty or male and female menopause.
Endocrine glands are located throughout the body. They release hormones—specific chemical messengers, or mediators—into the bloodstream. These regulate growth, development, metabolism, and tissue function, as well as playing a role in mood.
Endrocine glands include the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pancreatic islets, ovaries, and testes. The placenta, which develops during pregnancy, also has an endocrine function.
Typically, endocrine glands are ductless glands that secrete hormones directly into local blood vessels, which then circulate within the body via the bloodstream. These hormones travel to distant organs to regulate the target organ’s function.
Hormones tend to be concerned with controlling or influencing the chemistry of the target cells. For
instance, they determine the rate of food metabolism and the release of energy, as well as whether cells should produce milk, hair, or some other product of the body’s metabolic processes.
Hormones made by the major endocrine glands, such as insulin and the sex hormones, are known as general hormones. The body makes many other hormones that act close to their point of production. For example, acetylcholine is made every time a nerve passes a message to a muscle cell, telling it to contract.
Diseases of the endocrine system include obesity, diabetes, mood problems, and sleep disorders.
Endocrine diseases are often characterized by dysregulated hormone release (pituitary adenoma),inappropriate response to signaling (hypothyroidism), and lack of or destruction of a gland (type 1 diabetes).

 

ENDOCRINE GLANDS AND METABOLISM
Metabolism is a series of chemical interactions that provide energy and nutrients to the cells and tissues.It is closely related to the endocrine system.
For example, the thyroid produces a hormone that directly regulates metabolism. Made of thyroxine (T4, or tetraiodothyronine) and triiodothyronine (T3), the thyroid hormone determines the body’s general metabolic rate and energy production. Problems can make the metabolism too high, causing hyperthyroidism, or too low, resulting in hypothyroidism. The thyroid also produces calcitonin, whichreduces and stabilizes the calcium content in the blood.
The pituitary gland also affects metabolism. Located at the base of the brain, this pea-sized gland produces its own hormones and influences the hormonal production of other glands. Together, the pituitary and the hypothalamus control many aspects of metabolism, working in harmony to provide the hormones required for the body’s efficient operation.
The hormones leptin and ghrelin also help regulate metabolism in the body. Leptin, discovered in 1994,is actually produced by fat, essentially making fat an endocrine organ. Leptin tells the brain when to eat.
While insulin instructs cells about burning or using fat or sugar, leptin actually controls energy storage and cell utilization. Leptin tells the brain what to do, not vice versa.
Ghrelin stimulates the appetite, increasing it prior to eating and decreasing it afterward. It is found in smaller amounts in the pituitary, hypothalamus, kidney, and placenta. It also encourages the secretion of growth hormones from the anterior pituitary gland.

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THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
The body’s digestive process breaks food into substances that can be absorbed and used for energy,
growth, and repair. The digestive system,58 sometimes called the gastrointestinal system, consists of the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. It is responsible for receiving food, breaking it into usable components (of fats, sugars, and proteins), absorbing the nutrients into the bloodstream, and eliminating the indigestible parts of food from the body as waste. Its organs also produce clotting factors and hormones unrelated to digestion, removing toxic substances from the blood and metabolizing drugs.
The abdominal cavity holds the main digestive organs. Its borders are the abdominal wall in front, the spinal column in back, the diaphragm above, and the pelvic organs below. Organs outside of the digestive tract—the pancreas, the liver, and the gallbladder—also play a critical role in digestion.

DIGESTION AND THE BRAIN
The brain and the digestive system work together. Scientists have long known that the brain stimulates the digestive organs through parasympathetic activities such as sight, smell, and taste, which stimulate hunger.
Psychological factors also impact hunger and digestion, influencing the movements of the intestine,
secretion of digestive enzymes, and other digestive functions. Intense sadness or anger, for example, will set off a chain reaction that stimulates or reduces hunger, perhaps causing weight and digestive problems,and sometimes intestinal illnesses.
On the other hand, the digestive system also influences the brain. For example, long-standing or recurring diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, and other painful diseases affect emotions, behaviors, and daily functioning. This two-way association has been called the brain-gut axis.
Because of rich connections to the autonomic nervous system, the digestive organs are common sites of psychosomatic illnesses. Many IBS sufferers also have some type of psychiatric disorder; their IBS
becomes more severe under stress. Crohn’s disease has also been linked to emotional distress. Some
panic attack sufferers also report bowel disorders, with intestinal triggers starting in the sympathetic
nervous system. Other illnesses, too, such as cancer, adult-onset (type 2) diabetes, and rheumatoid
arthritis are being studied for psychosomatic relationships.
Experts such as Michael Gershon, MD, propose that the stomach actually contains a second brain, rich with neurotransmitters of its own, which triggers IBS. Gershon says IBS is an example of the gut working in isolation, though he recognizes the brain-gut axis such as when “butterflies in the stomach” occur as a result of the brain sending a message of anxiety to the gut, which sends messages back to the brain that it’s unhappy.

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THE EXCRETORY SYSTEM
The main role of the excretory system61 is to filter out cellular wastes, toxins, and excess water or nutrients from the circulatory system. The body has many ways of ridding itself of waste products,
products that must be removed so the body is not poisoned. These processes include the following systems and organs.

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URINARY SYSTEM
The kidneys are the key part of the urinary system, the body’s mechanism for elimination of waste
extracted from the blood. They filter the blood, maintain the correct balance of water and electrolytes, and eliminate waste in the form of urine. Urine is sent from collecting ducts in the kidneys and ultimately moves into a tube called the urethra, which leads to the exterior of the body.

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THE LIVER
The liver is multifunctional. Its main job is to process nutrient-rich blood from the gastrointestinal tract and adjust chemical levels for optimal metabolic function. The largest organ in the body, it is divided into two lobes and is supplied by the hepatic artery and portal vein.
To aid in digestion and excretion, the liver produces bile, a strong alkaline substance that breaks down fats. Bile is released through bile ducts in the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and secreted in the small intestine. Bile not only breaks down food to remove solid wastes, but also collects water from waste so it can be reused.

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THE LARGE INTESTINE
The large intestine consists of the colon and the rectum. While the small intestine is primarily concerned with absorbing nutrients in the digestive process, the large intestine reabsorbs water and moves waste material toward the anus. The colon also removes salt and water from the material sent from the small intestine, releasing the rest as waste.

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THE SKIN AND LUNGS
The skin and the lungs are considered excretory organs. The skin contains sweat glands that eliminate water, salts, and the urea (kidney waste) found in sweat. The lungs eliminate carbon dioxide and water

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THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
Sexual activity is a basic drive, one that humans share with all other animals. In humans, the reproductive organs and glands begin to develop and mature during puberty. They are involved in the creation of the next generation and, during fetal development, are linked with the urinary system.
Reproductive organs are divided into two parts: the external and internal genitals and the gonads. Male gonads are the testes and female gonads are the ovaries. During puberty the gonads begin to grow and become active under the influence of gonadotropic hormones produced in the pituitary gland. These hormones stimulate the production of the sex hormones: testosterone in males and estrogen and progesterone in females

THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
The male contributes to reproduction by producing sperm. The sperm then fertilize the egg in the female body and the fertilized egg (zygote) gradually develops into a fetus.
Much of male reproductive anatomy is external. The male reproductive organs include the testicles, or testes, the epididymis (the housing area for sperm), the prostate gland, and the penis. The penis is the male urinary and reproductive organ, containing three cylinders of sponge-like vascular tissue that allow erection.
When the male is sexually aroused, the penis becomes erect and ready for intercourse. Erection is achieved when the blood sinuses within the erectile tissue of the penis become filled with blood.During ejaculation, sperm leaves the penis in a fluid called seminal fluid, which is produced by three kinds of glands: the seminal vesicles, the prostate gland, and bulbourethral glands, also known as Cowper’s glands. Each component of seminal fluid has a particular function. Sperm are more viable in a basic solution, so seminal fluid has a slightly alkaline pH. Seminal fluid also acts as an energy source for the sperm and contains chemicals that cause the uterus to contract.
The testes produce sperm and testosterone. They lie outside the abdominal cavity of the male within the scrotum sac. The testes begin development in the abdominal cavity but descend into the scrotal sacs during the last two months of fetal development. This is required for the production of sperm because internal body temperatures are too high to produce viable sperm.

SPERM
A mature sperm, or spermatozoa, contains twenty-three chromosomes that carry the genetic blueprint of the father and determine the paternally inherited characteristics of the child. The sperm also carries the genetic message that determines the sex of the child. A normal human male usually produces several hundred million sperm per day. Sperm are continually produced throughout a male’s reproductive life, though production decreases with age

THE FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
Unlike the male, the human female has a reproductive system located almost entirely inside the pelvis. A finely tuned timing mechanism controls the major physical processes of female reproduction, through the stages of menstruation, conception, and pregnancy.
The vulva is the external part of the female reproductive organs. It covers the opening to the vagina or birth canal. The vulva also includes the labia, clitoris, and urethra. In addition to the vagina, the female reproductive organs are the ovaries, the fallopian (uterine) tubes, and the uterus.
During sexual arousal, there is slight engorgement of the breasts and congestion of the clitoris and
labia, with increased vaginal secretions from the cervical canal and Bartholin’s glands, small glands
located on each side of the opening of the vagina that secrete mucus to provide lubrication. Vaginal
secretions also increase during ovulation.

The ovaries produce ova (eggs) for fertilization. The uterus, or womb, nurtures the fertilized ovum,
protecting it until pregnancy ends. The uterus is shaped like an upside-down pear, with a thick lining and muscular walls, and contains some of the strongest muscles in the female body. These muscles are able to expand and contract to accommodate a growing fetus and push the baby out during labor. When a woman is not pregnant, the uterus is only about seven and a half centimeters (three inches) long and five centimeters (two inches) wide.

The vagina is attached to the uterus through the cervix, while the uterus attaches to the ovaries via the fallopian tubes. The ovaries contain a set number of cells that lie dormant until puberty. At the onset of puberty, the ovaries are activated; some twenty ova enlarge and develop at the beginning of each menstrual cycle. At certain intervals, the ovaries release ova, which pass through the fallopian tube into the uterus. If sperm penetrates the uterus at this time, it merges with the egg to fertilize it. The nucleus of the ovum contains twenty-three chromosomes and, when joined with mature sperm, forms a cell of fortysix chromosomes to produce an embryo. A woman is fertile for about thirty-six hours in every menstrual cycle, around day fourteen of a hypothetical twenty-eight day menstrual cycle. Approximately every month, a process of oogenesis matures an ovum, which moves down the fallopian tube in anticipation of fertilization. If not fertilized, the egg is flushed out of the system through menstruation.
Fertilization usually occurs in the oviducts, but can happen in the uterus itself. The zygote, a fertilized egg, implants in the wall of the uterus, where it begins the process of forming an embryo, which becomes a fetus when further developed. When the fetus is able to survive outside the womb, the cervix dilates and the uterus contracts, propelling the fetus through the birth canal, or the vagina.

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METABOLISM
Metabolism is a process of energy exchange and production and is key to the body’s survival. There
are two types:

  • Anabolism: The build-up phase in which complex molecules and substances are created from simple molecules. Anabolism uses energy to construct components of cells such as proteins and nucleic acids.
    Catabolism: The process of creating energy by breaking down complex molecules into simpler
    structures to help the body’s cells work efficiently and correctly. Catabolism yields energy, such as the contraction of muscles that produces carbon dioxide and lactic acid, among other products, as well as the loss of heat.

 

THE THYROID AND METABOLISM
The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones, which control the speed of the body’s chemical functions. It regulates basal metabolic rate (BMR), the rate of energy consumption recorded in relation to factors such as height, weight, age, and diet. BMR is measured in calories burned at rest. Calories are the energy expended by the body to maintain normal bodily functions. The BMR makes up about 60 to 70 percent of the calories we burn or expend and includes the beating of the heart, respiration, and maintenance of body temperature.

THE ROLE OF ATP, AN ELECTRON TRANSPORT CHAIN
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a multifunctional chemical compound that is vital to energizing the cells, which are powered by energy that it releases. Its role in metabolism is to transport chemical energy. The energy produced in the breakdown process (catabolism) is stored in ATP, ready for release when needed.
The primary source of energy for constructing ATP is food. Once food is broken down into its various
nutrients, energy sources can be used immediately to build new tissues or store energy for later use.
In the body, ATP is primarily produced in mitochondria, tiny cytoplasmic structures within cells.
Mitochondria produce an electrical-chemical gradient, much as does a battery, by accumulating hydrogen ions in the space between their inner and outer membranes. The resulting energy comes from the estimated ten thousand enzyme chains in the membranous sacs on the mitochondrial walls. This electron transport chain produces most of our life energy.
ATP contains adenosine and a tail consisting of three phosphates. Energy is usually freed from the ATP molecule to do work in the cell by a reaction that removes one of the phosphate-oxygen groups, leaving adenosine diphosphate (ADP). When the ATP converts to ADP, the ATP is exhausted. Then the ADP is immediately recycled in the mitochondria, where it is recharged and comes out again as ATP

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THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The immune system is the body’s defense against illness and injury. Much of it is supported by the
lymph-vascular system, a system of vessels that carry interstitial fluid around the body. This network
works closely with the blood, particularly with white blood cells known as lymphocytes, essential to the body’s defense against disease.

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THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
The lymphatic system is in charge of cleansing and purifying the body’s fluids. It is composed of several parts, including the lymph vessels, nodes, and organs, as well as the lymph itself, the fluid inside the lymphatic system.
Lymph vessels collect excess fluid, foreign particles, and other materials from the body’s tissues and
cells, filter them, and return the cleansed fluid to the bloodstream. These vessels are found in all parts of the body except the central nervous system, bone, cartilage, and teeth.
Lymph capillaries, the smallest vessels, run alongside the body’s arteries and veins. The walls of these lymph capillaries are very thin and permeable, so large molecules and particles, including bacteria, enter the lymph rather than the blood capillaries. Some lymph vessels also contain an involuntary muscle that contracts in one direction, driving lymph forward.
Lymph nodes or glands lie along various points on the lymph pathways around the major arteries and close to the surface of the skin in the groin, armpits, and neck.

A lymph node acts as a clearinghouse, filtering the lymph and destroying the foreign particles within it. As the lymph leaves a node, it also picks up lymphocytes and antibodies, protein substances that inactivate foreign particles. The lymphatic system includes highly specialized lymphoid organs and tissues, including the thymus, spleen, and tonsils. The thymus serves as both a lymphatic organ and an endocrine gland, producing special lymphocytes. It secretes thymosin, which encourages the development of T lymphocytes. The spleen, with the highest concentration of lymphatic tissue in the body, filters blood and produces and stores lymphocytes.

Tonsils are also specialized lymphatic tissues. They offer the first line of defense against bacteria invading the respiratory and digestive systems via the mouth and nose.  The composition of lymph depends on the location of the lymph vessel. For example, vessels draining the limbs contain protein, while lymph in the intestines is full of milky fat, called chyle, which has been absorbed from the intestines during digestion. Ultimately, lymph vessels drain into special veins near the heart via the right lymphatic duct and the thoracic duct, thus returning lymph into the bloodstream.

THE IMMUNE RESPONSE
The immune response is the body’s reaction to invading organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other types of pathogens. The body has several ways to fight foreign substances, depending on the nature and location of the invader. The two main types of response involve either the humoral immune system or the cell-mediated immune system.
Humoral response takes place in the body fluids (humors). Scavenging white blood cells (macrophages) engulf virus particles entering through cells at the surface of the skin. These macrophages break down the virus by distributing antigens to the circulating T lymphocytes. The attack has begun. Now antibodies targeted to the particular virus—and produced by plasma B cells—capture virus particles. Memory B cells are programmed to remember the virus in the event of future attack. Macrophages continue to break down the virus, protecting the body from further infection.
In the cell-mediated immune response, T cells or T lymphocytes, produced by the thymus, defend
through a delayed action. The virus is first engulfed by circulated mast cells, which then present antigens to T cells. Various T cells, produced by the mast cells, now play their own roles. Memory T cells encode memory of the invading antigen for future attacks. Killer T cells destroy the antigen, and helper T cells recruit B and T cells to the site of the attack.

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THE SENSES
There are five sense organs in the body. They are the ear, nose, eyes, skin, and tongue, which control
hearing, smell, vision, touch, and taste respectively. Our senses are actually messages sent from these organs to the brain via the cranial nerves.

1.HEARING
The ear provides our sense of hearing and balance (equilibrium). It consists of three parts: the outer ear (receiver), middle ear (amplifier), and inner ear (transmitter). The outer ear gathers sound like a radar scanner. The middle ear is constructed of a gear-like assembly of bones that amplifies the sounds it receives. It then sends mechanical vibrations into the inner ear, which converts these vibrations into electrical impulses.
The organ of Corti lies inside the cochlea, a spiral structure in the inner ear, and allows us to hear even faint sounds. It is composed of rows of cells and hairs that are stimulated by movement of cochlear fluid.
The organ of Corti sends impulses along the cochlear branch of the vestibulocochlear nerve, which transmits the signals to the auditory cortex in the brain’s temporal lobe.
The ear also serves as our organ of balance. Its tiny vestibular organs monitor balance and alert the brain to changes in body position.
We hear sound waves, which are produced by vibrations of air molecules. The size and energy of these waves determine loudness, which is measured in decibels (dB). Total silence is 0 dB. Intensity is directly related to amplitude. One way to picture the amplitude of a wave is by seeing it as a wave that goes up and down through a baseline. This line is an “undisturbed space.” The greater the distance between the line and the crest of the wave, the higher the intensity, the higher the decibels, and the more powerful the sound (although technically, amplitude is measured by its own formula, one that measures the amount of force over an area). Frequency refers to how many waves are made (or vibrate) per second. The more vibrations, the higher the pitch or tone of sound waves, expressed in terms of cycles per second, or hertz (Hz).

2.SMELL
Smell is probably the oldest and least understood of our five senses. As we have evolved, smell has
retained its connection with parts of the emotional brain; odor has been intimately linked with emotion.
Our sense of smell provides valuable information about the outside world, including danger signals.There is also a close connection between taste and smell, smell largely determining what we taste.
The sensory receptors for smell are found in the roof of the nasal cavity, just beneath the frontal lobes
of the brain. This region is tightly packed with millions of small olfactory cells. Each has about a dozen cilia, or fine hairs, which project into a layer of mucus. Mucus keeps the cilia moist and traps odorous substances. The cilia bear chemoreceptors, specialized cells that detect the different chemicals causing odors and relay that information to the nervous system.
Varying types of chemoreceptors trigger the olfactory cells. Chemical substances dissolve in the mucous fluids, stick to the cilia, and cause the cells to fire electrical signals to the brain. The information is gathered, processed, and passed through a complicated circuitry of nerve endings in the cerebral cortex. The message is now identified and the smell becomes conscious.

3.VISION
The eye is our organ of sight. Each eye receives light rays reflected from an object, which are transferred to the retina in the back of the eye. The retina is the inner layer of the eye that receives images projected through the cornea and lens. Images are then converted into neural signals by the rod and cone cells of the retina. Millions of these cells make up the retinal surface, the rod cells being more sensitive to light and the cone cells more sensitive to color determination.
The optic nerve of each eye—a bundle of nerve fibers carrying tiny electrical impulses down tiny cables—is responsible for conducting neural signals from retinal cells to the brain’s visual cortex for interpretation. This area of the brain receives and processes visual information, tracking the changing shapes and movements of incoming data. The parietal and temporal lobes of the brain enable us to recognize an image and make sense of it.

4.TASTE
The tongue is our organ of taste, or more formally, gustation. Our sense of taste is the crudest of our five senses, limited in range and versatility. Gustation is aided by our sense of smell. Like smell, taste is triggered by the chemical content of substances in food and drink and through contact with our taste buds as chemoreceptors.
The tongue is covered by thick epithelium containing about nine thousand papillae—taste buds—which are reformed and replaced within 48 hours when damaged, but become fewer with age. Taste buds are also found on the palate and throat. When food or drink is combined with saliva, the taste buds receive information through openings called taste pores. This triggers nerve activity in each taste bud, with the nerves sending impulses to the brain for interpretation.
Certain taste buds are receptive to specific flavors. For example, the front of the tongue is more sensitive to sweet. Taste buds on the throat and palate are more receptive to sour and bitter. While classical taste sensations are sweet, salty, sour, and bitter, more recently, psychophysicists and neuroscientists have suggested other taste categories: umami (savoriness, meaty) and fatty acid taste.

5.TOUCH
This is also called the tactile sense. The levels of sensitivity in the body vary, depending on the concentration of nerve endings in each area. These endings lie in the surface of the skin and create the sensations of pain, pressure, and temperature. The concentration of nerve endings results in some areas of the body being more sensitive than others. The fingertips, lips, and tongue each have a large concentration of nerve endings and are particularly sensitive. The human body is inarguably physical, therefore measurable and mechanical. Examine any two individuals and you can predict the location of the brain, liver, and nervous system in both of them. Give each a hot chili and both will describe it as spicy rather than sweet. The body is more than simply a composite of physical parts, however. It is energetic. It is an electromagnetic system containing billions of oscillating cells and organs, each of which entrain or interlink to form a unified, if complex, electromagnetic field. It is simultaneously measurable and immeasurable; physical and subtle.
As we shall explore in the next section, “Energy Fields,” each of us generates our own personal fields of energy. We also interconnect with others’ fields as well as those emanating from organic and inorganic sources. Some of these fields are measurable. We know they affect us, and we them. Others are currently immeasurable. We know these seeming invisible fields exist, however, because of their effects. What are the various human, natural, and “otherworldly” fields that create our bodies, our planet—and life itself?
The answers lie in Part III: Energy Fields.

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ENERGY FIELDS
Classically, a field is an area in which a force exerts an influence at every point. Like all energetic structures, a field involves a vibration of energy and can carry information. Fields operate on both physical and subtle planes, as do energy bodies and channels. But fields present mysterious phenomena.
Albert Einstein believed that the universe is composed of interconnected force fields; recent physicists have pinpointed some of these fields (calling them spherical standing waves), viewing them as constructs of finite reality held within a greater infinity.

Because of fields, reality is both local (or here and now) and nonlocal, which means that everything is interconnected. Therefore, some physicists suggest that all possible events exist simultaneously as wave patterns that are either becoming real—or disintegrating.
In many ways, the future of healing and healing modalities that link allopathic methods and complementary practices lies in the area of fields, simply because they are found both inside and outside of the body. The ancients believed “as above, so below.” A field can be deciphered, altered, molded, and analyzed outside of the body to alter the energies inside of the body—and vice versa.
Newtonian physics tells us that fields “send” information, transferring and delivering data like a mail carrier with letters. But what does the quantum physicist say? He or she will smile and suggest that in a field, information sometimes transfers more like Instant Messenger over the Internet—if not faster: your note is being read before you even send it.
The dynamics of fields is inviting a true change in medical practices, but also in our perspective of human beings. We are not isolated, closed circuits; we are interconnected, brilliant beams of energy. To truly understand this, it is important to grasp the nature of fields. To help accomplish this goal, this section will cover the basic types of fields:
• Measurable and subtle
• Universal
• Natural and artificially created
• Human
Notice that we will be examining the natural and physical world, in addition to the subtle universe. The measurable cannot be separated from the immeasurable.

ENERGY TERMS
YOU CAN USE this legend as a refresher. The full definitions were covered in Part I.

Amplitude: The extreme range of a fluctuating quality (strength). Fields have various strengths or amplitudes—are weak or strong.
Frequency: Number of vibrations per unit of time. Waves have frequency and waves produce fields.
Oscillation: Like a vibration. Fields are generated by oscillating frequencies.
Physical: That which is received with the physical body senses. Healers can often translate the psychic information carried by fields into physical knowledge or even tangible energy.
Psychic: That which is perceived with the subtle senses. Healers often perceive psychic information carried via others’ fields (and geopathic fields as well).
Speed or Velocity: Distance covered by a field (or the information on it) in relation to a unit of time. Some fields move at the speed of light and can therefore transfer information at that speed; some physicists also suggest certain fields can transfer information (light pulses) faster than the speed of light, creating “psychic” information.
Spin or Rotation: A twirling or rotating movement. Fields can carry or be generated by spinning particles (or waves) that can create different forms.
Vibration: Rhythmic motion back and forth across a position of equilibrium by the particles of a fluid or an elastic area when its equilibrium has been disturbed, as in transmission of sound. Sound fields (generated by sound waves) vibrate differently than do electromagnetic fields. Different fields can carry information that runs at different vibrations.

Vibration = Frequency + Amplitude

The veritable fields are measurable and consist of 7 main types of electromagnetic radiation, each of which varies in wavelength, frequency, and energy. Sound waves can also be considered a kind of veritable field.

veritable fields

Each of us (and the world) is made up of both measurable and subtle fields that create and sustain life. Fields obvious to the senses interact with those hidden from the senses; all fields interact to create beneficial and harmful effects on living organisms. The primary differences between physical and subtle fields are often simply the speed of the information and vibration involved. At some level, they can actually be perceived as the same fields—one flowing into another, one creating and sustaining the other.
Within the division of material and subtle energy lies yet another subdivision: that of form versus
thought. Certain fields are managed by pure form, others by thought and the physical heart. To make use of these fields for health and wellness, it is vital to distinguish these functions.

A PRIMER ON ENERGY FIELDS
There are many different kinds of fields. In energy medicine, these are formally known by two terms:

  • veritable- which can be measured
  • putative- or subtle, which cannot be measured

The veritable or measurable energy fields are physical in nature and include sound and electromagnetic forces, such as visible light, magnetism, monochromatic radiation, and rays from the electromagnetic spectrum. Our body produces or is affected by all these energies.

Putative energy fields are also called biofields or subtle fields. Both of the latter terms will be used in
this section. These fields explain the presence of vital life energy, such as the chi or prana of the Oriental and Hindu cultures. These energy fields are not separate from the mechanical or measurable fields; rather, they occupy a space and run at frequencies that cannot be perceived except through their effects. They are connected into the body by the meridians, the nadis, and the chakras, which are able to convert the fastmoving frequencies (chi and prana) into the slower and mechanical fields and forces (electricity, magnetism, and sound, among others). The energy channels and bodies are therefore “antennae” that receive and send information via the fields and transform this information so it can be used by the body.

The human body is affected by and creates both types of energy fields. The heart, for instance, serves as the human electrical center. Its electrical activity shapes the formation of the biofields that surround the body because it emits thousands of times more electricity and magnetism that do the other organs. But human and personal biofields also interconnect with greater fields that work in two directions; they receive and draw energy from us and also provide energy to us. Because we are actually composed of fields—as is the world—we have to see ourselves as interconnected rather than self-sustaining, constantly involved in the flux of becoming something new even as we shape and reshape the world. Following are illustrations and descriptions of the major veritable (measurable) and putative (immeasurable, or subtle) fields.

THE VERITABLE FIELDS
The chief field that generates and perpetuates life is the electromagnetic spectrum. The other lifesustaining category is sound fields, also called sound or sonic waves. Let us examine these fields in relation to the illustration of energy fields.
Each part of the electromagnetic spectrum manifests as radiation that vibrates at a specific rate and therefore is called electromagnetic radiation. Our body requires a specific amount of each part of this spectrum for optimal physical, emotional, and mental health. We can become ill or imbalanced if exposed to too much or too little of any particular stratum from the spectrum.

THE BASICS OF FIELDS
REMEMBER THE DISCUSSION of how atoms work in Part I? All matter, including the human cell, is created from atoms. Atoms are composed of protons and neutrons, which create the weight within an atom; electrons, which carry charge; and positrons, which represent the antielectrons and link the atom with its antiself. Each of these atomic units carries information and is constantly moving and vibrating, and is therefore “energized.” The electrons move the most, usually in orbit around the cell’s nucleus, the home of the proton and neutron. But electrons can also spin out and travel out of orbit. The tension between the electron and the rest of its world generates electricity; moving charges or currents then create magnetic fields. The combination of electrical and magnetic energies is an electromagnetic field.
Each of these atomic units moves at its own speed and, when combined with other units, creates a certain oscillation or vibration for the atom: a field. Motion produces pressure, and this creates waves. However, there are many waves—or fields—given off by a single atom, and the nature of these constantly changes, as the atom is continually moving.
Waves also create sound. Variations in pressure change the nature of the sound waves, and therefore the pitch. Though atoms tend to vibrate in a similar range, invading or greater waves can “throw them off,” changing their function and sound.
In general, it is important to remember that every atom is unique, that atoms combine to form unique systems (such as lymph or blood fluids), and that they therefore produce unique wave structures. Waves produce fields, which move in a nonending flow in all directions. If you can work with the fields generated by a group of atoms (or even a single atom), you can determine the health or needs of those atomic structures, thus promoting healing. The various parts of electromagnetic fields and sound fields are always present; therefore, these fields are the easiest to work with.

SUBTLE ENERGY FIELDS
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of subtle energy fields. The primary fields generated by the body include the auric field, the morphological field, and the L- and T-fields. In addition, we are affected by the earth’s geofields as well as by the greater Universal Light field.

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Electromagnetic radiation is described as a stream of photons, wave-particles that are the basis of light. These are massless particles that travel at the speed of light. Each contains a bundle of energy, and therefore information. The only difference between the types of electromagnetic radiation is the amount of energy found in the photons. Radio waves have photons with the lowest measurable energies while gamma rays have the most energy. It is important to understand this flow of photons because photons actually compose the physical body, as demonstrated by the research of scientists including Fritz-Albert Popp . Photons also create a gigantic field, depicted as the “Field of Light” in this figure, which unifies all of creation.

The electromagnetic spectrum is understood in terms of low and high energy, wavelength, and frequency. Low and high energy simply describe the information or energy of the photons. This is measured in electron volts. Wavelength is a way to measure the distance between two points on a wave.
Frequency is the number of times that waves cycle per unit of time.
The basic premise of physical electromagnetism is this: electricity generates magnetism. We will explore electromagnetism in its many forms throughout this section, but most classical understandings depend on the fact that when electricity or charged electrons flow in a current, they create a magnetic field. These forces together comprise electromagnetism. However, according to Faraday’s law, a changing magnetic field can create an electrical field. Magnetism can also operate in its own unique ways.

Sound waves are considered mechanical waves. They are an important set of waves that both affect us as human beings and emanate from us. They are defined as a disturbance that transports energy through a medium via the mechanism of particle interaction,3 which means that sound waves are generated by some sort of interaction. They cannot “move” unless they are “moved.” Sound waves run at specific vibrations and penetrate all of existence. Our own hearts create sound, as do the planets in the sky. We can hear some of these sounds and not others, but that does not mean that the inaudible sounds do not affect us.
These and other mechanical waves affect us either positively or negatively.

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THE PUTATIVE, OR SUBTLE, HUMAN ENERGY FIELDS

There are many types of subtle energy fields. Following is a brief overview of a few of them; the descriptions relate to figure of Subtle field. It is important to know that these fields, while seemingly surrounding the human body, also interpenetrate it. Fields do not stop at the skin. They are energies that move through mediums—including the skin and bodily tissue. In all likelihood, subtle fields determine the nature and health of their physically verifiable cousins, as is reflected by the research noted throughout this section and the rest of the book. As science keeps confirming, because illness and healing can be detected in the subtle fields before there is a physical response, they therefore have at least some “morphological,” or initiating, effects on the body.

Know, also, that there is no way this book can list all the subtle fields—because they have not all been discovered. Every cell in the body and every thought generates a field. Every energy body, meridian, and chakra pulses its own field. In total, the field emanating from your body alone would occupy more space —or “antispace”—than your physical self. In many ways, you are your fields.
Each of the following subtle human energy fields will be discussed in length later in this section.

  • The human energy field is primarily composed of the aura, a set of energy bands that graduate in frequency and color as they move outward from the body. Each of the auric fields opens to different energy planes and energy bodies and also partners with a chakra, thus exchanging information between the worlds outside and inside of the body.
  • Morphological fields allow exchange between like-minded species and transfer information from one generation to another. These penetrate the aura as well as the electrical system of the body.
  • Geofields act upon all living organisms, as do energies from outside the earth.
  • The universal light field, called a “zero-point field,” consists of photons or units of light that regulate every living thing. Our DNA is made of light, and we are surrounded in a field of light,thus the microcosm and macrocosm dance together.
  • L-fields and T-fields are subtle electrical and thought fields, which are acted upon by electrical and magnetic energies. These fields compose the undetected aspects of the electromagnetic spectrum.

TWO UNIFIED FIELD THEORIES
There are two theories that seek to unify science and spirituality—to encompass all scientific knowledge and explain “reality.” These are based on concepts related to fields and field dynamics.

THE UNIFIED FIELD THEORY
The unified field theory seeks to present a single field that marries fundamental forces and elementary particles according to quantum physics. As we saw in Part I, there are four fundamental forces: electromagnetic, strong and weak nuclear forces, and gravity. The elementary particles number in the thousands and include the subatomic particles. Albert Einstein conceived the term unified field theory in his attempt to unify his general theory of relativity and electromagnetism.
Elementary particles are the basic components of quantum field theory or quantum mechanics. This is a vast area of study that is revealing quirky facts of subatomic, or smaller-than-atom, reality, which include the following

  • E=mc2
  • Mass can change to energy and energy can change to mass
  • The photon, the fundamental unit of light, has wave and particle capabilities
  • Matter, not just light, has wave capabilities
  • For every “here and now” particle, there is an antiparticle
  • An electron and its positron will destroy each other if they are in the same spot at the same time.There are virtual particles—those that do not exist or have a permanent existence except when they are observed or acted upon. Some physicists believe that they pop in and out of existence, and when “here,” play a vital role in the functioning or creation of natural fundamemental forces,atomic shifts, and vacuum states
  • A single electron or proton can move in two or more directions at the same time
  • No two electrons can move with the same motion at the same time
  • Having once connected, two particles or wave-particles can continue to affect each other no matter where they are
  • The same particle can move or spin in two different directions at the same time
  • Entropy, previously defined as “lost energy,” can also be defined as “hidden energy,” which if concealed in an antiworld or “path not taken” in reality, could conceivably be rediscovered
  • Whereas Einstein asserted that mass cannot move faster than the speed of light, research has shown that pulsed light can move faster than the speed of light under certain conditions. Pulsed light has intervals between emissions, whereas continual or “regular” light operates as a steady beam of energy. The spaces between light flashes enable light to essentially slow down into matter.A unified field theory would have to explain how forces between objects are transmitted through the intermediary entities or fields. Part of the answer is this:
  • Strong nuclear force: Holds together quarks, which move slower than the speed of light to create neutrons and protons. The exchange particle is the gluon
  • Electromagnetic force: Acts on electrically charged particles and uses the photon for exchanges
  • Weak nuclear force: Responsible for radioactivity and acts on electrons, neutrinos, and quarks Uses the W boson, an elementary particle
  • Gravitational force: Acts on all particles that have mass via the graviton.Scientists have not been able to incorporate gravity into their explanations, nor explain dark matter: a nonluminous matter that occupies about six times more mass than does luminous (light) matter. Therefore, this is not a truly unifying theory, though the following hypotheses might add to the understanding of energy:
  • Quantum foam: Roiling spacetime at the smallest levels, creating a foamy appearance that explains some inconsistencies in time and space
  • String theory: Alters the definition of a particle from a point to oscillating strings or loops. The oscillations create mass and what finally looks like a particle. These loops might interconnect various dimensions. The closer you get to an electrical charge, the bigger a field grows, to the point of infinity
  • Black holes and virtual particles: Black holes supposedly hold and never release energy.However, physicist Stephen Hawking showed that, theoretically, a black hole could release energy to the point of eventually disappearing. The only explanation is the existence of “virtual particles.” If an electron and positron (an electron’s antiparticle) come into existence, they annihilate each other.If born at the boundary between the inner and outer regions of the black hole, however, one of the particles is pulled into the hole and the other flies free.

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THE ZERO-POINT FIELD THEORY
The zero-point field theory also seeks to explain energy and the universe. The living being, a biophoton organism, is surrounded in a field of biophotonic light upon which it depends. This field is a near vacuum,although it is full of quantum particles and waves, including virtual, or transitory, particles. This sea of potential is susceptible to intention, responding first through the subtle fields of reality and finally in the physical realms.

Essentially, we are “frozen light,” or biophoton machines. Through the zero-point field, we are interconnected in a “nonlocal reality” that permeates the cosmos. A nonlocal reality is one that is
unmediated, unmitigated, and immediate. This means that events can occur through unknown forces, that the strength of an event is not dependent upon proximity, and that changes can occur instantly, despite distance. Many physicists have concluded that reality is indeed “nonlocal” in nature, as two particles, once in contact, can be separated and yet interact even at great distances.
Studies of molecular and electrical systems, discussed throughout this section, show that our interactive capabilities extend way beyond our nervous system and that we are capable of processing intuitive,conscious, and subconscious information at every level.

The basic premise of the theory starts with the idea of zero point, the point at which atomic motion
stops. We cannot quite get there—but we can come close, as was revealed in an experiment conducted by researchers including Lene Vestergaard Hau, who slowed light to a standstill at “zero” velocity or speed —meaning that the light vanished. Its imprint, however, did not. The “disappeared” light regenerated when stimulated by yet another light.
Quantum theory explains why background radiation continued to emanate even when the light was standing still. The particles were not moving directionally, but they could flash in and out of existence.
Where did they go? In and out of a zero-point field, which can store what is not here until we need it again.
It seems that the more photons an organism’s DNA emits, the higher it may stand on the evolutionary scale. The zero-point field plays a central role in originating and responding to this internal light. If a body of photons internalizes too much or too little light from the field, disease results. Popp concluded that organisms are the healthiest if they rely on a minimum of “free energy.” This means that they each approach their own zero state, or nothingness.

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THE NATURAL FIELDS
These are the fields related to the earth. They are all found in nature: in the earth, sun, or cosmos. Some are present in our bodies, and they all affect our health. These are subdivided according to “veritable” and “subtle.” Veritable or physically measurable natural fields, however, may also run at subtle vibrations. Many of these natural fields are also called geopathic fields, in that they are generated by or affect the earth.

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VERITABLE, OR MEASURABLE, NATURAL FIELDS
There are many natural fields. We have already described the electromagnetic field, consisting of electrical and magnetic fields, and introduced electromagnetic radiation.
In addition to the members of the electromagnetic group we have already discussed (radio waves,microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays, and gamma rays), there is a band of electromagnetic radiation called terahertz radiation, which falls between microwaves and infrared radiation. Detected in the 1960s, T-rays, as they are called, are not yet fully understood, as in the natural state they are absorbed by the earth. Scientists have recently started creating these rays through high-temperature superconducting crystals that display a unique effect: when an external voltage is applied, a current flows back and forth between the stacks of this crystal at a frequency proportional to that of the voltage. T-rays are being analyzed for use in medical imaging, security, chemical research,astronomy, telecommunications, and quality control.
There are four additional kinds of bioenergetically active fields present in the earth’s natural environment.

The Schumann Resonance is one of several natural earth-based magnetic fields. These affect the brain through the magnetite located near the pituitary gland, as well as through the pineal gland which, in turn,influences the perineural system and other parts of the body. The first waveform shown here is a Schumann oscillation.

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GEOMAGNETIC WAVES
There are sixty-four elements in the earth’s crust. Each of these trace elements operates at an independent vibratory level and influences the earth’s magnetic field. A geomagnetic wave is actually the sum of each of these elemental vibrations. Interestingly—and importantly—the red blood corpuscles contain nearly the same makeup as the earth’s crust in relation to these vital minerals, and some researchers suggest that the overall wave influences our cardiovascular system

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SOLAR WAVES
Solar waves emanate from the sun. Human health relies upon receiving the correct types of sunlight, in the right amounts. Sunlight affects the human endocrine system, metabolism, and human interactions with the geomagnetic frequencies. Lack of sunlight greatly affects the pineal gland, leading to depression, stress,and trouble sleeping, as well as disturbances in human circadian rhythms, our body’s natural cycle.

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SOUND WAVES
Sound is vibratory energy composed of timbre (tone or quality), silence, and noise, traveling at 770 miles per hour at sea level, depending on resistance factors, such as wind. Humans can only hear sound that vibrates at between 20 and 20,000 Hz, when it is perceived through the ears as electrochemical impulses that are sent to the brain. It can also be perceived through the skin and conducted through bone and other tissue .
Sound is much slower than light, which travels at 186,000 miles per second. However, sound functions as a field, with particle and wave qualities, and also vibrates. In fact, all matter vibrates, and therefore, many researchers agree that all matter makes sound.

BETWEEN VERITABLE AND SUBTLE: WHAT ARE THESE WAVES?
There are waves that are hard to classify. They exist—we think—but they are not understood very well.
Scalar waves fall into this category

SCALAR WAVES
Scalar waves were discovered by physicist Nikola Tesla around 1900 through experiments that revealed an unknown wave that runs at one and a half times the speed of light. They are considered longitudinal standing waves that are able to “tunnel” through matter. Essentially, a standing wave is not absorbed by its surroundings, while other waves are. Scalar standing waves are able to operate in such a way that their resonating frequencies do not absorb or link except through particular circumstances (such as through certain spins or vectoring frequencies). Some scientists consider them the basis of both the classical and quantum fields, and therefore the originating fields of the universe.

NATURAL SUBTLE FIELDS
There are many natural subtle fields related to the earth—besides electromagnetic fields and sounds that operate on the periphery of science. Here are just a few.

LEY LINES
Ley lines are energy lines on or in the earth that are electromagnetic in nature. They compare to the meridians or nadis in the body. There are ley lines in the earth, but also on other celestial bodies, such as the moon, planets, and stars. The earth is most affected by the gravitational energies of the ley lines on the heavenly bodies closest to earth.
Ley lines are dotted with points that are similar to the acupoints or the chakras. These might be electrical, magnetic, or electromagnetic. The magnetic nature of certain of these points might account for research that has shown that some points along the ley lines possess higher magnetic energies than the average geomagnetic intensity It is noteworthy that sacred centers, holy places, and worship sites are often located along the ley lines.
These might be comparable to the earth lines described in cultures around the world, including the songlines of the Australian Aborigines: invisible lines they use to trek across the land.

THE HARTMANN GRID
Dr. Ernst Hartmann of Germany discovered this electromagnetic grid after World War II using a Geiger- Muller counter. It consists of a network of north-south and east-west lines that crisscross over the earth.
He found that the grid lines showed higher counts of radiation than did the land in between. This count increased before an earthquake and was more concentrated around pyramids and famous cathedrals. The energy in the center of these famous buildings, however, was free from radioactivity.
In comparison with ley lines, the Hartmann lines are closer together and aligned with more regularity.
They are six to ten feet apart and each line is about twelve inches wide. The width of the lines broadens during a full moon, with sunspot activity, and drastic changes in the weather. They appear as structured radiation that arises vertically from the ground.

THE BENKER CUBICAL SYSTEM
Named after Austrian researcher Anton Benker, the Benker Cubical System is composed of energy lines about thirty-three feet apart. They look like square blocks stacked atop each other. They are magnetically aligned north-south and east-west. These blocks emanate radioactive walls of energy about one meter in diameter and are polarized alternatively as positive and negative. They are oriented toward the earth’s pole. This system interpenetrates the Hartmann grid.

THE CURRY GRID
The Curry grid differs from the Hartmann grid and was ascertained by Drs. Whitman and Manfred Curry from Germany. It runs diagonal to the Hartmann grid and also carries electromagnetic energy. The lines are eleven and a half feet apart but do not widen during the moon cycles, as other grid systems do

BLACK LINES
Black lines appear to be naturally produced, localized lines similar to the SHA or deadly energy lines in feng shui. In feng shui, the sha represents the inversion of chi or life energy and its presence reduces one’s vital energy. In the Chinese system, sha is promoted by artificial energy sources including railroad and telephone lines and objects built with straight or rectangular lines, such as buildings

THE VIVAXIS: SUBTLE ENERGY BETWEEN THE HUMAN AND THE EARTH
There is a special energetic link between the human and the earth that connects the fields of both. Called the Vivaxis, it is described by Judy Jacka, ND, in her book The Vivaxis Connection.

According to Jacka, the Vivaxis is actually a point or a sphere of energy, shaped like a fetus, located in the earth where the mother spent the last few weeks of pregnancy.

This point links the developing being with the earth, no matter how far apart they are.

It operates like an invisible, two-way umbilical cord throughout one’s life and is formed from magnetic waves. Throughout our entire life, the incoming flow travels vertically to our current altitude and then horizontally to enter our left foot, before traveling vertically up our left leg. The outgoing energy flows out of our right hand, back to the Vivaxis.

According to Jacka, disturbances in the geographic area of the Vivaxis can create chaos or problems within one’s body.This is also connected with the planets in our astrology charts, where we can find how planetary influences are drawn over different continents forming the geomantic grid and or personal grid as relations

Vivaxis consist from

Vivaxis energies are considered subtle physical phenomena. They interconnect with the chakras and
etheric energy bodies, but also all the physical and subtle grid lines and energies of the earth. Planetary and earth energies influence the body through the Vivaxis, even determining the flow of prana through the nadis.

Nakshatras in the Atharvaveda

In the Atharvaveda (Shaunakiya recension, hymn 19.7) a list of 28 stars or asterisms is given, many of them corresponding to the later nakshatras:

(1) Kṛttikā (the Pleiads), (2) Rohinī, (3) Mrigashīrsha, (4) Ārdrā, (5) Punarvasu, (6) Sūnritā, (7) Pushya, (8) Bhanu (the Sun), (9) Asleshā, (10) Maghā, (11) Svāti (Arcturus), (12) Chitrā (Spica), (13) Phalgunis, (14) Hasta, (15) Rādhas, (16)Vishākhā, (17) Anurādhā, (18) Jyeshthā, (19) Mūla, (20) Ashādhas, (21) Abhijit, (22) Sravana, (23) Sravishthās, (24)Satabhishak, (25) Proshtha-padas, (26) Revati, (27) Asvayujas, (28) Bharani.

How to measure the Prana flow

 Interestingly enough, the term "nakshatra" has a different meaning as demonstrated in the "Surya Siddhanta" which is an ancient text on astronomy. In the early chapters, the author, Mayasura or Mayan, describes various time units. He writes that a "prana" is a duration of 4 seconds. He then continues with a discussion of a number of time units with progressively long durations made up of the shorter time units all composed of a number of pranas.

Amongst those time units are something he calls "nakshatra." For example there are:

  • 15 pranas in a minute
  • 900 pranas in an hour
  • 21600 pranas in a day
  • 583,200 pranas in a nakshatra (month)

According to Mayan, a nakshatra is a time unit with a duration of 27 days. This 27 day time cycle has been taken to mean a particular group of stars. The relationship to the stars really has to do with the periodicity with which the Moon travels over time and through space past the field of the specific stars called nakshatras. Hence, the stars are more like numbers on a clock through which the hands of time pass (the moon). This concept that nakshatra means a time unit has been lost and diverted to meaning a set of stars in the sky.

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THE RADIANT SHINE OF MOLECULES: LOST AND FOUND RESEARCH
The only way to really understand the importance of electromagnetism and fields is to examine molecular radiation, the ability of the molecule to emanate radiant energy.
Radiation is the name for the energy emitted by electromagnetic waves. It is considered an actual electromagnetic wave or a stream of photons. (Remember, electromagnetism is composed of photons in a quantum field.) In its many forms, radiant energy is the foundation of molecular
function and therefore holds primary keys for healing. Very little of the research relating to the healing potential of electromagnetism is taught in medical schools; in fact, it could be said that this knowledge has been “lost” and is ready to be “found.”

Throughout history, physicians have been fascinated with one aspect of electromagnetism: magnetism, which involves working with just that part of the electromagnetic spectrum. In AD 1000, a famous  Persian physician relieved many disorders using magnets

 In the early 1500s, the medical doctor Paracelsus wrote treatises on healing with magnetism. One of the most famous physicians, French surgeon Amroise Paré, described in the early and mid-1500s how physicians could employ ground lodestone internally. (Lodestone is a magnetic element.)

In the 1980s, healers in Israel mixed antibiotics with magnetic powder and then applied a magnet to the ill part of the body. The magnet drew the medication to the site of illness and kept it there long enough to exact a cure.

Researchers have been analyzing the effects of electromagnetic therapies for a long time. One of the most important researchers in this area is Dr. Georges Lakhovsky, who in his book The Secret of Life demonstrates that all protoplasm emanates radiation. According to Lakhovsky, although atoms vibrate, the mechanisms of health and development are radiation waves, which oscillate throughout the body. Every cell emits its own frequencies or wavelengths of radiation, which interact with other cells’ radiation to enable health. Disease occurs when these radioactive frequencies are disturbed, creating what he called an oscillatory disequilibrium.

Writing in 1926, Dr. George Crile determined that cellular radiation actually produces the electrical
current that supports the organism as a whole. He theorized that all issues in the body are governed by electrical charges generated by shortwave, or ionizing, radiation. Further, he asserted that all of life reduces to the bipolar nature of negative and positive charges.

Crile’s research into the nature of aberrant cells, including bacteria and cancer cells, supports this
theory. He found, for example, that cancer is a bipolar mechanism, with the nucleus being positive and the cytoplasm negative. Bacteria act as positive poles while the lymph and tissues serve the negative role.
Both bacteria and cancer cells must compete with the organism’s cells for nutrition and attack the cells that have negative tissues (and a lower metabolism), which they can then defeat and “take over.”Dr. Thomas Punck, a biophysicist at the University of Colorado Medical Center, studied the electrical aspects of a virus that attacks a specific type of bacteria, the Escherichia coli. He found that the virus “steals” electrical charges from charged metallic atoms, or ions, in the fluid surrounding cells. When it has “amped up” appropriately, it then attacks the bacteria. Yet another condition Dr. Punck explored revealed that healing was achieved when viruses were detached through application of ions.Over the years there have been many devices that healed illnesses, both minor and major, based on the simple theory of a bipolar reality. Many of these have been “lost” because medical science—or the business of medical science—has hidden the research and sometimes even outlawed the devices.

One of the most notable is radionics, the use of a black box to heal someone through his or her field. (Radionics is fully discussed in “Radionics: Healing Through the Field” in Part VI.) Other important devices that utilize this bipolar reality include the Rife microscope and the Diapulse.

Dr. Royal Raymond Rife created “super” microscopes. He made his largest and most powerful, the Universal Microscope, in 1933. Consisting of 5,682 parts, it was composed of lenses, prisms, and
illuminating units made of block-crystal quartz, quartz being transparent to ultraviolet radiation. The
quartz could polarize light passing through the specimen, bending the light in order to perceive it from infrared to ultraviolet extremes. He was then able to characterize different pathogens and organisms by their colors and frequency. He also created a frequency generator to affect change in the studied specimens.
With his instruments, Rife showed that microbes gave off invisible ultraviolet light. He was then able to perform the following:

Disintegrate a microbe with a shortwave frequency of the correct value.
• Save the lives of animals given lethal doses of pathogens through exposure to the proper singlewavelength electrical energy.
• Convert friendly microbes into pathogenic microbes by altering the environment and food supply.Rife also outlined ten different classes of microbes and showed that they could convert from one form to another simply through alterations in environment. Medical journals were not allowed to publish Rife’s discoveries and doctors who used his tools were ostracized by medical societies.

The Diapulse machine received more notoriety. Developed by Abraham J. Ginsberg, MD, and Arthur Milinowski, a physicist, in the early 1930s, the Diapulse is an ultra-shortwave unit that uses radio waves for therapeutic purposes. Diapulse therapy works by pulsing the electromagnetic field in very short pulses. These high-frequency electromagnetic waves can be applied at high voltages without heating the patient’s tissues. Animal studies at Columbia University conducted between 1940 and 1941 proved such treatments both effective and safe, and dozens of other studies have shown the same. Some of these studies have demonstrated the following results from the Diapulse machine:
• In managing pelvic pain, it reduced the average hospital stay of patients to 7.4 days from 13.5 days.
• It enhanced wound healing considerably.
• It significantly reduced postoperative edema, as well as associated pain.
It reduced pain, swelling, and discomfort in postsurgical dental patients.
• It accelerated the healing of bedsores beyond conventional methods.

Despite these results, the Diapulse was banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1972, and only permitted for sale again seventeen years later. It is currently used in several holistic areas of treatment including pain relief, bone problems, spinal issues, and dentistry.

Georges Lakhovsky, the author mentioned earlier, also invented an incredible healing device, a multiple wave oscillator, based on his theory that life is the “dynamic equilibrium of all cells, the harmony of multiple radiations, which react upon another.”28 His device used electromagnetic waves produced by a short-wave radio circuit, or short-wavelength oscillations, to neutralize disturbing rays,allowing diseased cells—those with abnormal oscillations—to return to normal. In one study, Lakhovsky inoculated plants with cancer, and was then able to cure them of it. He was able to heal many people of “incurable” cancers using his device.
What else has been lost—that we must now “shine a light upon”?

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L-FIELDS AND T-FIELDS: THE PARTNERS COMPOSING REALITY?
Perhaps reality can be explained by one simple statement, maybe even this statement offered by Steven A. Ross, PhD, founder of the World Research Foundation and Library and an expert on bioenergy: All of life reduces to electricity and magnetism acting on L- and T-fields.

All matter is bipolar, held together by these unseen fields. All chanting, mantras, and meditation affect these polarities. All disease, illness, growth, decay, and emotions are regulated by them. You can fix your life by interacting with these underlying fields—and through them, create, act, and live closer to God.

L-fields are subtle physical fields (measured electrically) and T-fields are thought fields. Each provides a blueprint and design for a different side of reality. Here are the two sides of the looking glass,the  and of Oriental philosophy, the Shakti and Brahma of the Hindu religion. Also represented are electrical and magnetic frequencies, the two sides of matter that combine to create the electromagnetic radiation that constantly bathes and nurtures us.

This force—electromagnetism—underlies the entire universe, but it cannot be separated from the subtle fields that might determine its actions. Dr. Harold Saxton Burr, one of the most important theorists in the area of energy, stated it this way:
The Universe in which we find ourselves and from which we cannot be separated is a place of Law and Order. It is not an accident, nor chaos. It is organized and maintained by an Electromagnetic field capable of determining the position and movement of charged particles.
Dr. Burr, who conducted his research at the University of Yale School of Medicine between 1916 and
the 1950s, asserted that all of life is molded by electrodynamic fields that can be measured with voltmeters. He called these “Life-fields” or “L-fields” and described them in many of his ninety-plus scientific papers, having determined that they comprise the architectural blueprint for life.

Through a series of experiments on plants and animals, which have been repeated by other researchers, Burr showed that all living organisms are surrounded by these subtle energy fields. Changes in the electrical potential of these subtle fields led to alterations in electromagnetic fields. Some of these subtle changes concurred with alterations in sunspot activity or lunar phases; others were related to the specific organism. Regarding the latter, he spotted a specific L-field within a frog’s egg, which later developed into the nervous system. With humans, he predicted women’s ovulation cycles, found scar tissue, and diagnosed upcoming physical maladies—all by analyzing the person’s L-field. These and other observations led to his belief that the L-field served as the developmental matrix for the body.

In partnership with Dr. Leonard J. Ravitz, Jr., at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale, Burr discovered that certain electrometric techniques showed which patients would eventually be able to return to mainstream society and which would not. In summary, he proposed that these fields were morphological:that they revealed and perhaps created the future shape of an organism.34 Ravitz later concluded that emotional activity and other stimulation mobilize the same electrical responses, and, therefore, that emotions are equated with energy. Ravitz also found that the L-fields disappeared entirely at death,supporting the idea that they might originate life, not the other way around.
Burr’s theory calls up latter-day hypotheses regarding the energy system. For example, as you will find in the discussion on the meridians, Dr. Bonghan of Korea determined that these energetic or subtle channels are morphological; they form and shape the organs and tissues. They work in and through the connective tissue and the secondary electrical system pinpointed by Dr. Björn Nordenström; therefore, the meridians might constitute one type or category of an L-field that acts upon the electrical frequencies of the body to affect and sustain parts of the physical body.
Dr. Burr diagnosed one-half of the dualistic nature of reality, but there is another field that complements the L-field. This is the T-field, which could also be called a thought field.

The term T-field comes from the observation that “thought has the properties of a field”—within the accepted definition of a field.36 As we have seen, a field operates through a medium, has movement, and can transfer information. For centuries—even millennia—humans have observed that the mind manages matter. The classic exploration of this is packaged as the placebo and nocebo effects discussed earlier in the book: the power of belief to override physical realty, either positively or negatively. While Burr was forging his theory of the L-fields, several others were searching for the “cause behind thoughts.” If the body has an originating field—one that sculpts it—does perhaps the mind have something that keeps it in shape? Another way to ask the question is this: Is there thought transmission?
Many researchers in Burr’s era and later have shown that thought can leap from one person to another. Studies on twins who are separated showcase an uncanny ability for one to know the thoughts, actions,and feelings of the others. Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath revealed that our heart attunes to future events far earlier than does our brain, especially in women.
Earlier scientists, including Dr. J. B. Rhine of Duke University and Dr. S. G. Soal of the University of
London, left a body of research testifying to the existence of ESP.39 Another of these early researchers, Dr. Robert Rosenthal of Harvard, showed that an experimenter can influence the behavior of laboratory rats—a direct correlation to the scientific law that the observer affects what he or she is observing, and a conclusion that leads to the question: how?
Other explorations that resulted in the theory of a T-field include a 1959 story that the U.S. Navy used ESP to communicate with submarines at sea .

About the same time, L. L. Vasiliev, professor of physiology at the University of Leningrad, published a work about experiments in mental suggestion. It represented forty years of scientific collaboration revealing that one person can and does influence another with no physical connection, reporting beyond a doubt that a “suggestion or thought in one mind can produce an effect across space in another—a classic demonstration that thought has field properties.” The name T-field then emerged as an explanation for this phenomenon. Intuitive information—unuttered, mind-locked data—does pass from person to person. Energy medicine is largely dependent upon a practitioner getting an image, gut sense, or inner messages that provide diagnostic and treatment insight. Edgar Cayce, a well-known American psychic, was shown to be 43 percent accurate in his intuitive diagnoses in a posthumous analysis made from 150 randomly selected cases. Medical doctor C. Norman Shealy tested now well-known intuitive Caroline Myss, who achieved 93 percent diagnostic accuracy when given only a patient’s name and birth date. Compare these statistics to those of modern Western medicine. A recent study published by Health Services Research found significant errors in diagnostics in reviewed cases in the 1970s to 1990s, ranging from 80 percent error rates to below 50 percent. Acknowledging that “diagnosis is an expression of probability,” the paper’s authors emphasized the importance of doctor-patient interaction in gathering data as a way to improve these rates.
A field transfers information through a medium—even to the point that thought can produce a physical effect, thus suggesting that T-fields might even predate, or can at least be causative to, L-fields. One study, for example, showed that accomplished meditators were able to imprint their intentions on electrical devices. After they concentrated on the devices, which were then placed in a room for three months, these devices could create changes in the room, including affecting pH and temperature.
Thought fields are most often compared to magnetic fields, for there must be an interconnection to
generate a thought, such as two people who wish to connect. Following classical physics, the transfer of energy occurs between atoms or molecules in a higher (more excited) energy state and those in a lower energy state; and if both are equal, there can be an even exchange of information. If there really is thought transmission, however, it must be able to occur without any physical touch for it to be “thought” or magnetic in nature versus an aspect of electricity. Besides anecdotal evidence, there is scientific evidence of this possibility.
In studying semiconductors, solid materials that have electrical conduction between a conductor and an insulator, noteworthy scientist Albert Szent-Györgyi, who won the Nobel Prize in 1937, discovered that all molecules forming the living matrix are semiconductors. Even more important, he observed that energies can flow through the electromagnetic field without touching each other.

FIELD POLLUTION: GEOPATHIC STRESS
Geopathic stress refers to the harmful effects of natural and artificial fields and radiation from physical and subtle fields.  The existence of geopathic stress is supported by scientific research, which has validated that constant or extreme exposure to geopathic stressors can result in mild to severe consequences in living beings exposed to them. These problems most typically include body pains, chronic fatigue, insomnia, cardiovascular disorders, irritability, learning challenges, infertility and miscarriage, behavior problems in children, and even cancer and autoimmune disorders.

 Examples of research into geopathic stress includes studies conducted by Dr. Hans Nieper, a worldrenowned cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS) specialist, who showed that 92 percent of his cancer patients and 75 percent of his MS patients were geopathically stressed. Dr. Hager determined that geopathic stress was present in the 5,348 cancer patients he investigated, and German physicist Robert Endros, along with Professor K. E. Lotz of the School of Architecture in Biberach, analyzed 400 people who died of cancer to show that 383 had been exposed to geopathic faults or disturbances of the geomagnetic field.

POLLUTED NATURAL FIELDS: VERITABLE (MEASURABLE)
There are two types of measurable field stressors. The first is electromagnetic radiation. As we have
seen, our bodies are composed of electromagnetic fields, both physical and subtle. Overexposure to
strong electromagnetic forces can damage the fields and tissues inside the body and the fields surrounding the body. This section will detail some of the negative effects of electromagnetic pollution caused by natural as well as artificial (human-generated) means.

The other sources of measurable field pollution are the earth and sky. On earth, geopathic stress occurs primarily at the crossing points of the earth’s natural energy lines, but also from radiation caused by subterranean running water, certain mineral concentrations, underground cavities, and fault lines. These are natural energies, but they are not beneficial to people or living beings over long periods of time. There are also fields of energy emanating from space, and these, too, can disturb our body’s electromagnetic system. This section will also detail some of the problems stemming from planetarybased stressors.

ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM POLLUTION

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Overexposure to any of the basic types of electromagnetic radiation can be hazardous, if not lifethreatening.
The radiation can be natural, created by fields in the earth or the cosmos, or artificially produced. Here is a list of a few of the dangers of each and what kinds of damage they can cause.

Static electric fields: Electrical shock, which involves contact with a voltage high enough to cause a current flow through the muscles or into the hair. It can cause heart fibrillation, burns, neurological
disorders, and death.

  • Magnetic fields: Under the wrong conditions, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be dangerous
    or lethal: for example, if used when in the presence of certain defibrillators or implants. Other research is suggesting that magnetic pollution is a serious issue.
  • Extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation: Some research has shown that exposure to elevated levels of ELF can result in a number of diseases or life-threatening problems. In fact, many people are so concerned about the constant exposure to power lines and electrical devices, to name a few ELF sources, that they have coined the term electro-pollution. Studies have shown that people living near power lines experience an increase in childhood and adult leukemia.51 As well, certain power grid lines produce a magnetic field that might alter the flow of calcium ions, one of the ion conductors, in a way that is harmful to the body.52 There is also concern about the ELF emanating from plugged-in appliances, which draw as much as 70 percent of their power while plugged in, not just when operating.
  • Radio frequency: There are many sources of radio waves, some natural (as from lightning storms) and some human-generated. Power lines emit low-frequency radio waves, and cell phones send radio waves in all directions. Radio waves in large doses are thought to cause cancer and other disorders. Cell phones are the newest potential danger. When talking on the cell phone, your voice is transmitted at a frequency between 800 MHz and 1,990 MHz, in the range of microwave radiation.
    Between 20 and 60 percent of this radiation is transferred into your head, with some of the radiation penetrating an inch and a half into your brain.
  • Visible light: Too much natural visible light can damage the retina. Problems from artificial sources result from inappropriate use of laser light and the use of light bulbs and fluorescent tubes that do not use the full light spectrum.
  • Ultraviolet light: Ultraviolet light is just below the visible wavelength and has some of the same dangers as other ionizing radiation, including sunburn, skin cancer, and damage to the eyes.
    Gamma rays: Gamma rays can kill living cells. This enables them to serve as a valuable treatment for killing cancer cells, although the side effects include problems to the stomach lining, hair follicles, and a growing fetus. Gamma rays retard the cell division process.
  • Infrared light: The most obvious danger to high exposure is burning of the eye or the skin.
    Microwave: In contrast to microwave energy from the sun, many researchers and consumers are concerned about the effects of using microwaves for cooking. Researcher Dr. Ing Hans Hertel, for example, discovered that microwaved food caused blood abnormalities similar to those leading to cancer. He was banned from discussing his findings by the Swiss Association of Dealers for Electroapparatuses for Households and Industry.
  • X-Rays: Used to image bones and the internal body, X-rays can create a risk of DNA mutation and cancer.

POLLUTION FROM NATURAL PHYSICAL FIELDS
This outline provides examples of the different types of pollution caused by natural physical fields. Many of these fields were described earlier in this section.

  • Solar stress: Solar stress is caused by solar flares (sun spots) and magnetic storms and has been associated with increased cardiovascular failures. It is thought that this occurs because the sun’s activities affect the earth’s geomagnetic field.
  • Geomagnetic fields: All living beings depend on the earth’s geomagnetic field, but each of us must receive an appropriate amount or our health and welfare will be compromised. Researcher Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig discovered that an imbalance of Schumann and geomagnetic waves induces microstress in living creatures. From an Eastern perspective, the yang from the Schumann waves and the yin input from the geomagnetic waves must be in balance to support wellness.
  • Geopathic stress and the Vivaxis: The Vivaxis, which is a subtle energy that connects living beings to the earth, can create disturbance or even illness in the body if it is exposed to abnormal or unhealthy energetic conditions, such as magnetic or electrical pollution. More information is available in Judy Jacka’s book The Vivaxis Connection.

POLLUTION FROM NATURAL SUBTLE FIELDS
Natural subtle fields are not always harmless. Overexposure in any of the outlined areas can lead to problems. Most of the topics in this list were introduced earlier in this section.
Black streams: The radiation associated with these underground water veins often intensifies during sunspot activity and with lightning strikes. Other geological faults produce similar effects and also emanate high levels of radon gas, which creates toxicity and weakens the immune system.
Hartmann lines: Alternate lines are positively or negatively charged, so the intersection is a “double
positive” or a “double negative.” The intersection points are challenging to the nervous system and  can disturb our own personal electromagnetic fields. The other stress caused can be explained in terms of yin and yang. The yin lines (north-south) are cold and correspond to winter ills, including cramps, humidity, and forms of rheumatism. The yang lines (east-west) are related to fire and can cause inflammation. Depending upon the seasonal cycles, these “double power” energies can create these
symptomatic problems. Dr. Hartmann also suggested that overexposure to the lines decreased the
immune system’s ability to defend itself against harmful bacteria. He determined an increased risk of
cancer to people who lived or worked on these lines.
The Benker cubical system: The intersection points of the cubical blocks are strong geopathic zones and are professed to be damaging to the immune system with extended exposure.
Curry lines: Some experts believe that Curry lines are electrical, and that these lines create double positives, double negatives, or one of each at the intersections. Dr. Curry believed that the positively charged crossing points lead to accelerated cell division and possibly an increased chance for cancer growth, while the negative areas could lead to inflammation.

A THEORY ABOUT OUR CURRENT CONDITION
What has led to our current level of geopathic stress? Why are we seeing so many illnesses as a result of field stress? There are a few reasons that stand out.
First, the earth’s natural magnetic field has decreased in potency over time. About 4,000 years ago, it
generated between two and three gauss and now has an intensity of about one-half gauss, signifying a reduction of nearly 80 percent. On a microscopic level, the decline in the earth’s magnetic field reduces the level of charge in subatomic particles, lessening the overall charge of atoms. Living bodies depend upon charged atoms and molecules to be superconductive, or to support the proper flow of nutrients and messages along the nervous system and through the fluid systems of the body. Not only does the human primary nervous system, including the brain and central nervous system, require this ionic balancing, but so does the secondary electrical system that Björn Nordenström discovered. This secondary nervous system likely interacts with the meridians and nadis. Insufficient magnetic input therefore adversely affects a human’s subtle bodies and fields.
Second, artificially produced radiation can cause considerable harm to living organisms, and we are
bombarding the planet with a plethora of human-generated electrical and magnetic fields, as well as
oceanic amounts of radio waves, microwaves, and other radiations.

THE POWER OF MAGNETISM
Magnetism has light and dark sides. Human bodies require external exposure to and generate their own magnetic fields. But too much of a good thing will negatively impact human physical and subtle systems, leading to physical illness and mental and emotional issues. This section explores the many roles magnetism plays in our lives.

THE BODY MAGNETIC
Much of our understanding about the effects of magnetism and magnetic fields is owed to Dr. Robert
Becker, a pioneer in bioenergetic research. Becker used electricity and electromagnetic fields to stimulate the regrowth of broken bones; his findings have led to the invention of many electrical devices used in modern medicine. Through his research, he also determined the presence of a direct current (DC) electrical control system within the body.
Becker’s discoveries were preceded by the research of Dr. Harold Burr, the originator of the theory of
L-fields. Through his studies, Becker found a unique electrical control system—similar to that proposed by Burr—that is central to healing as well as the achievement of various states of consciousness.Becker determined that when a subject was in an altered state of consciousness (such as being anesthetized), his or her body exhibited electrical changes. This finding correlated consciousness states with a DC system that served as an alternative pathway for electrical messages between the brain and local tissue-healing systems. This electrical system, for example, would turn on when a body part was injured and turn off when the region was healing.
Becker discovered that this system transmitted information through the membranes of the glial cells.
Glial cells are traditionally considered part of the support system for the nerves and the central nervous system. There are about ten to fifty times as many glial cells in the brain as there are neurons, which number approximately one hundred billion.
While traditional science asserts that the glial cells do not conduct electricity, Becker’s work challenges this thinking. He found that the glial membranes actually fluctuate in electrical charge and voltage. In fact, Becker determined that the voltage change can be produced by an application of external energy fields, especially magnetic ones

All living beings are bathed in a background magnetic field that resonates at 7.8 cycles per second, an oscillation comparable to the alpha-theta brain state. As we saw in Part II, we have magnetic-detecting materials in our brains. The human DC system, perhaps in relation to some of these magnetic-detecting materials, enables each of us to “pick up” on the geomagnetic frequencies of our surroundings, which in turn stimulates the alpha-theta brain waves.
Becker’s work dovetails with that of Dr. Björn Nordenström, who determined that humans have a secondary electrical system that works between the connective tissue and the cardiovascular system. Nordenström demonstrated that the flow of ions between damaged cells and blood vessel walls, especially in relation to the flow of current to or from an injured area, creates battery-like electrical effects that stimulate repair. Nordenström demonstrated that living organisms are systems of electromagnetic fields. Change the electrical properties of the body and you alter its health, positively or negatively. Becker’s research showed that cells possess semiconductor properties—like those present in integrated electrical circuits. This finding means that our bodies are actually “mini-microcircuits,” integrated circuits that work through semiconduction.

BEING A SEMICONDUCTOR: OUR MANY FIELDS
Modern engineers like using semiconductors because they respond to electrical fields; by controlling
these electrical fields, engineers can control the effects of electricity as well as the magnetic fields
produced by electrical fields. If living beings are semiconductors—or have these properties—the body’s magnetic fields can also be controlled to create bioelectrical results.
This statement implies a simple scenario for healers: change our magnetic field, alter our health—
except that we are each composed of millions if not billions of fields. As Dr. William Tiller, scientist and author, writes, every subtle level of substance creates a radioactive emission, just as every physical cell, organ, or system in the body generates a field. Our chakras, meridians, subtle energy bodies, and maybe even thoughts, generate a standing wave field or an auric field. Add up the billions of cells and there are quite a large number of magnetic fields. But follow Tiller, who insists that an auric sheath exists around the body for “every subtle body the human has,” and the numbers of fields add up astronomically.  And the changes in the earth around us, as well as those we are creating in the earth, affect immeasurable biofields, each one necessary for our well-being.
One of our most important human magnetic fields is the aura, which is energetically connected to the
chakras and discussed in this section. Many healing practices involve altering the magnetic field to create internal change.
Most distant healing practices, however, including prayer, probably involve manipulation of others’
magnetic fields or auras. The use of magnets for healing also provides methods for altering the body’s internal and external fields and therefore health.

THE POSITIVE—AND THE NEGATIVE
Certain magnetic fields or intensities are beneficial and others are not. Magnetic fields can alter nerve cells and the DC flow, resulting in an anesthesia-like decrease in pain. They can also alter the flow of calcium ions across tissue, such as muscle, thereby increasing local blood circulation and the delivery of oxygen to the tissues. Magnets have also been used in localizing cancer-fighting drugs.
Each living being needs an appropriate amount of magnetism. Magnetic-field deficiency syndrome, or MFDS, is a term describing a limited exposure to the geomagnetic field. A Japanese research team led by Dr. Kyoichi Nakagawa showed that certain types of illness among Japanese city dwellers might be caused by the iron and steel girders used in large buildings. Apparently, these structures were shielding the inhabitants from the natural geomagnetic field.
What can help can also hurt. For example, exposure to magnetic fields has been linked to the risk of
miscarriage. Evidence shows that exposure to 60 Hz magnetic fields with strengths of 3 mG or higher is associated with a significant increase in many types of malignant tumors, especially those relating to tissues with a quick rate of cellular replication, such as bone marrow and lymphatic tissue. Research by Dr. Robert Becker also determined an increase in schizophrenic and psychotic behavior corresponding to peaks of abnormal geomagnetic activity.
Our homes are equally susceptible to geomagnetic stressors, as research conducted by Ludger Meersman, a specialist in geobiology, revealed. There were zones of high- or low-intensity geomagnetic fields along the beds of sick individuals, while the magnetic fields were evenly distributed along the beds of most healthy individuals. The most abnormal readings correlated with the part of the patient’s body that was afflicted. For instance, a high geomagnetic field would occur at the same bodily site as a cancer or arthritic condition.

HELPFUL OR HURTFUL?
One of the many reasons for these striking problems is that exposure to DC magnetic fields of several
hundred gauss increases the number of glial cells, as was shown in a study conducted in 1966 by Drs. Y. A. Kholodov and M. M. Aleksandrovskaya at the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow. These and other studies suggest that magnetic intensities alter the glial cells, which then interface with the neurons.
The body therefore responds to situations such as alterations in the geopathic field—those artificially
produced in the environment—as well as, to quote Dr. Robert Becker, “fields produced by other organisms.”Another reason that magnetic fields have both positive and negative effects is that a magnet has not only one but two effects on a living organism, each stimulated by the two forms of energy transmitted by the north and south poles. Research by Albert Roy Davis and Walter C. Rawls, Jr., as described in their books Magnetism and Its Effects on the Living System and The Magnetic Effect, reveals that these effects are physical but also related to consciousness or ESP. The earth produces the same effects, as it is itself a giant magnet.
Basically, a magnet’s south pole accelerates cellular growth rate and biological activity, making the
tissues more acidic, while the north pole inhibits growth rate and biological activity and increases
alkalinity. Davis and Rawls reduced tumors via north-magnetic applications and were able to increase the tumor size with south-magnetic applications. However, north-pole applications also reduced pain and inflammation and slowed the aging process in examined animals.
In terms of ESP, Rawls and Davis discovered that the “third eye,” or sixth chakra area of the brain,
stimulates inner vision or awareness. Subjects experienced an increase in this ability, as well as peace and calm, by holding a magnet in the left palm or on the back of the right hand. In 1976, Davis and Rawls were nominated for a Nobel Prize in medical physics.
In summation, the electrical flow in the body is maintained by certain ions, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Imbalances in these fundamental materials can cause disease—and can occur because of disease. These imbalances will alter the electrical activity of the body and therefore the actual appearance—shape and form—of the various magnetic or auric fields outside of the body. This might explain the ability of certain “auric readers” to use their psychic skills to perceive deep-seated problems in the body even before medical technology can detect them, as well as the reverse ability to heal the aura and therefore, heal the body. The link between the meridians and the electrical system of the body, as Nordenström proposed, also provides an explanation for healing through the meridians and acupoints. The glial cells act as yet another major player in the body’s microcircuit system, receiving information from the magnetic spectrum inside and outside it, thus adding another dimension to Nordenström’s discoveries.
Nordenström used his theories to cure cancer, sending electrical charges into a tumor to shrink it. What did Rawls and Davis discover but one of the primary concepts of healing? There is polarity to every aspect of life. Humans are electrical and magnetic, yin and yang, and health is dependent upon maintaining the appropriate balance of each. Humans are L-fields, acted upon by electricity. And humans are T-fields, acted upon by magnetism. Through the bipolarity that is “L,” or electrical, humans generate life, movement, and activity. Through the bipolarity of our “T,” or magnetic self, we attract what we need and what we can become. Humans are composed of the stuff of thought—and matter.

FORMS OF MAGNETISM

HANDS-ON AND DISTANT HEALING: PROVING SUBTLE FIELDS AND A
NONLOCAL REALITY
Distant or absentee healing is a well-known concept and a reality among subtle energy healers, and
even the religious, who use prayer and positive thinking to invite healing for people who are not geographically present. Considerable evidence underscores its effectiveness. It can be explained by energetic connectivity, which assumes the presence of fields that can generate these connections through what has been called a “nonlocal reality.”
Studies on therapeutic touch professionals have demonstrated positive results in areas including pain
relief. In his paper reviewing sixty-one such studies, Dr. Daniel J. Benor, a respected medical doctor
and author on bioenergy, states that “distance, even thousands of miles, does not appear to limit the effects of healing.”
Healing touch is another hands-on energy practice that works with the energy field to support the body’s natural ability to heal. It is currently used in hospitals and clinics worldwide and is taught in universities, medical and nursing schools, and other settings. Research on its effectiveness in more than sixteen areas suggests that physical healing is possible through accessing the biofields.
One particular study measured the effect of healing touch on the properties of pH, oxidation-reduction balance, and electric resistance in body fluids. These factors were linked to biological age. Before a treatment, the mathematically determined age of the touch-treated group was 62; after treatment it was 49.How do these and other such methods work? It is hard to know exactly, but one likely explanation is that energy fields can overlap and interconnect from one person to another. It is known that biofields exist because they have been imaged with newer technology, including Kirlian photography, aura imaging, and gas discharge visualization. Moreover, this equipment shows dramatic differences in the fields before and after energy treatments. Other research establishes the ability of one person to affect another through these fields. For instance, studies at the Institute of HeartMath in California have shown that one person’s electrocardiograph (heart) signal can be registered in another person’s electroencephalogram (EEG, measuring brain activity) and elsewhere on the other person’s body. An individual’s cardiac signal can also be registered in another’s EEG recording when two people sit quietly opposite one another.This interconnectivity of fields and intention is a marriage of subtle energy theory and quantum physics.
As Dr. Benor pointed out, Albert Einstein has already proven that matter and energy are interchangeable.
For centuries, healers have been reporting the existence of interpenetrating, subtle energy fields around the physical body. Hierarchical in organization (and vibration), these fields affect every aspect of the human being.
Studies show that healing states invoke at least the subtle biomagnetic fields. For example, one study
employed a magnetometer to quantify biomagnetic fields coming from the hands of meditators and yoga and Qigong practitioners. These fields were a thousand times stronger than the strongest human biomagnetic field and were located in the same range as those being used in medical research labs for speeding the healing of biological tissues—even wounds that had not healed in forty years.91 Yet another study involving a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) showcased large frequencypulsing biomagnetic fields emanating from the hands of therapeutic touch professionals during treatments.
While these fields extend far beyond the physical body, quantum physics explains how one person’s
field can interact with someone else’s thousands of miles away. As we saw in Chapter 19, “Two Unified Field Theories,” all living beings are interconnected in a nonlocal reality. Having touched, two particles can affect each other across time and space. Through intention, our personal field can interact with someone else’s field and instantly transfer information. Research in resonance and sound shows that if living beings operate or resonate on similar vibrations, one can affect the other.
Yet another set of studies hints that there is sharing of energy and intention through the upper range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Replicated studies indicate a significant decrease in gamma rays from patients during alternative healing practices. This suggests that the body’s gamma emitter, a form of potassium, regulates the surrounding electromagnetic field.Gamma rays materialize when matter (such as an electron) and its antimatter counterpart (a positron) annihilate on impact. As we have seen, antimatter has the opposite charge and spin of matter. When electrons and positrons collide, they release specific types of gamma rays. Years ago, Nikola Tesla suggested that the gamma rays found on earth emanate from the zero-point field.94 Though it appears as a vacuum, this field is actually quite full, serving as a crossroads for virtual and subatomic particles and fields. When we perform healing, it is possible that we are actually tapping into this zero-point or universal field, shifting its power through intention.
Still another theory is that we are accessing torsion fields, fields that travel at 109 times the speed of
light. These fields are hypothesized as conveying information without transmitting energy and with no time lapse. Part of this suggested effect is based on the definition of time as a vector of the magnetic field.
When torsion and gravitational fields function in opposing directions, the torsion field can conceivably alter the magnetic functions, and therefore the vector of time. When superimposed on a specific area in a gravitational field, it might also reduce the effect of gravity in that spot.
These torsion fields have been researched by Peter Gariaev and Vladimir Poponin, Russian scientists
who discovered that photons travel along the DNA molecule in spirals rather than along a linear pathway, which shows that DNA has the ability to bend light around itself. Some physicists believe that this twisting or “torsion-shaped” energy is an intelligent light, emanating from higher dimensions and different from electromagnetic radiation, giving rise to DNA. Many researchers now believe that these torsion waves are consciousness, composing the soul and serving as the precursor to DNA

SACRED GEOMETRY: FIELDS OF LIFE
In comparison with “regular” geometry, sacred geometry asserts that by analyzing and working with
geometric figures, one attunes to the mystical laws of creation. Geometry is an important part of energy healing because subtle energies often organize in shape and form. Because of this, healers throughout history have employed symbols by using psychic visioning and by constructing healing instruments in various shapes. Geometry is interrelated with sound.
Recent studies have indicated that geometry can be a matter of life—or death. Ac-Recent studies have
indicated that geometry can be a matter of life—or death. According to one, the geometry of blood vessels is a factor that can lead to cardiovascular disease; the greater the angle between an artery and its branching blood vessels, the greater the potential for plaque buildup. Another example: the geometry of the cervical spine correlates to cervical degenerative disease 70 percent of the time.
Geometric theories began emerging thousands of years ago, most notably during the time of Plato and is predecessor, Pythagoras—although many of today’s important principles were already in existence.
The geometric proportions developed during this time period have been used by most civilizations since nd applied to mathematics, art, architecture, cosmology, music, astronomy, and physics. Here are a few applications of sacred geometry—the mystical aspects of geometry, as applied to healing and energy.

BASIC GEOMETRY THEORIES
There are several geometry theories, proven mathematically, that apply to healing energies. These are:
Sine wave: A waveform with the shape of a sine curve: a single frequency indefinitely repeated in time. Used to depict frequency, waves, and vibrations, the underlying measurement of energy.

Sphere: A three-dimensional closed circuit on which all points are a given distance from the center. Energetically, considered in many cultures to represent the void, relationship, origin of life, or
perfect balance.

Fibonacci sequence: A repetitive numerical series in which each number except for the first two is the sum of the preceding two. Closely related to the golden section.
Torus: A donut-shaped geometric surface created by rotating a circle about a line in the same plane as the circle but not intersecting it. Part of the flower of life and a presence in physics and
astronomy.
Golden section: A line segment sectioned into two according to the golden ratio, where “a + b” is to the longer segment as “a” is to the shorter segment “b.” The ratio is approximately 1.6180 and often represented with the Greek letter phi. This ratio is linked to the golden spiral, a continually curved spiral found in nature, and the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio. Other related terms are golden mean, golden number, divine proportion, divine section, and golden cut. Considered an instrument of the divine in creation.
Merkaba: Two oppositely oriented and interpenetrating tetrahedrons. Often considered to be vehicles for soul travel or opening to higher consciousness.

Metatron’s cube: Metaphysically recognized as the basis for the Platonic solids. It contains two
tetrahedrons, two cubes, and an octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron.
Flower of life: A figure composed of evenly-spaced, overlapping circles creating a flower-like
pattern. Images of the Platonic solids and other sacred geometrical figures can be discerned within
its pattern.

The Platonic solids: Five three-dimensional solid shapes, each containing all congruent angles and
sides. If circumscribed with a sphere, all vertices would touch the edge of that sphere. Linked by
Plato to the four primary elements and heaven.
The applications of these shapes to music are important to sound healing theory. The ancients have
always professed a belief in the “music of the spheres,” a vibrational ordering to the universe. Pythagorus
is famous for interconnecting geometry and math to music. He determined that stopping a string halfway along its length created an octave; a ratio of three to two resulted in a fifth; and a ratio of four to three produced a fourth. These ratios were seen as forming harmonics that could restore a disharmonic body—or heal. Hans Jenny furthered this work through the study of cymatics, discussed later in this chapter, and the contemporary sound healer and author Jonathan Goldman considers the proportions of the body to relate to the golden mean, with ratios in relation to the major sixth (3:5) and the minor sixth (5:8).
Geometry also seems to serve as an “interdimensional glue,” according to a relatively new theory called causal dynamical triangulation (CDT), which portrays the walls of time—and of the different dimensions—as triangulated. According to CDT, time-space is divided into tiny triangulated pieces, with the building block being a pentachoron. A pentachoron is made of five tetrahedral cells and a triangle combined with a tetrahedron. Each simple, triangulated piece is geometrically flat, but they are “glued together” to create curved time-spaces. This theory allows the transfer of energy from one dimension to another, but unlike many other time-space theories, this one makes certain that a cause precedes an event and also showcases the geometric nature of reality.

The creation of geometry figures at macro- and microlevels can perhaps be explained by the notion
called spin, first introduced in Chapter 1. Everything spins, the term spin describing the rotation of an object or particle around its own axis. Orbital spin references the spinning of an object around another object, such as the moon around the earth. Both types of spin are measured by angular momentum, a combination of mass, the distance from the center of travel, and speed. Spinning particles create forms where they “touch” in space. Many of these forms are geometrical in nature.
Cymatics studies reveal that different frequencies produce different patterning effects. The nature of
these patterns at least partially depends on spin, the rotation around a central axis that determines the resulting movements. In his book Mind, Body and Electromagnetism, author John Evans shows that there are various patterns produced by frequency and spin in the human body; the pattern of a liver is different from that of a vertebra. He suggests that the cellular material of the body is patterned by electromagnetic waveforms with an ordering of frequency along the central axis.102 Subtle energies might, through information, frequency, and spin, form the patterns that underlie the forms of our body—and what is this idea but still another description of geometry?

Quantum physics has also shown that two particles of different spin can be the same particle, and in a magnetic field, the photons generated by a spinning atom can have slightly different frequencies in the “up” versus “down” movement. A single object—or waveforms in relationship—can produce amazing shapes and forms, some in this reality, some in others. A simple change alters the vibrational qualities of the object and therefore its effects. And this is the basis of energy healing—changing frequency or spin through field dynamics.
Geometry plays a significant role in sound, as well as in applications of magnetism, as we shall discuss later in this section.

Paramagnetism is the ability of a substance to resonate with magnetism. It helps explain the way that geometric energies influence the living.
Since time began, certain shapes have emerged over and over—and we must ask, for what reason?
Why are the pyramids shaped like pyramids? How about obelisks; what properties do these “magnify”? It appears that different shapes literally attract magnetic energies and focus them in different ways. And the materials themselves influence the magnetic effects.
One of the main contributors to this field is Dr. Phillip Callahan, professor of etymology and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Callahan noticed that the different geometric shapes of the antennae and sensory apparatus in moths produced different effects, and so he turned his mind to studying human-made structures. How do different building shapes and materials affect life forms?
He centered one of his research projects on the round towers of Cashel, Ireland, which had a particularly lush plant growth around them.103 Callahan believed that these towers may have been used as resonant systems for attracting and storing magnetic and electromagnetic energy from the sun and earth. He analyzed the building materials and discovered that they were rich in paramagnetic properties.

THE PLATONIC SOLIDS
PLATO LIVED AROUND 400 BC and considered the triangle to be the building block of the universe. Based on this idea, he believed that the universe was created in a geometric progression.
He presents this theory in his treatise, the Timaeus, in which he shows how triangles make up five
solids—now called the Platonic solids—which form the four elements and heaven. Some of his ideas originated with Empedocles, who believed that everything in the world derives from combinations of the four elements through the interaction of opposing forces (similar to yin and yang of Chinese theory).
These solids were not new to the Greeks. Models of them were found among carved stone balls in Scotland from Neolithic times. However, Plato was the first to formalize the relationship between
these unique solids and their representations, as shown below.
These solids are unique in that their sides and angles are all equal. Their faces form equal polygons and each possesses three concentric spheres. Plato envisioned these factors as signifying the Earth’s basic structure, perceiving that these shapes formed a grid; as well, that their component structures enabled evolution.
Mathematically, these are the only five shapes in the world whose vertices or points match the inside of a sphere; these are the Platonic solids. Many traditions envision the sphere as the symbol of the beginning of the universe, hence the importance of the three spheres identified with each of the shapes. From a healing perspective, one could imagine reducing an illness or issue down to its “symbolic state” to then achieve health by reconstructing the body or even thoughts to fit a more “solid” geometrical shape. This is the thinking behind healing methods including numerology and symbol healing, which are addressed in Part VI. As well, some healers believe that the Platonic
solids form the underlying structure for various parts of the body, such as the cells themselves

MAGNETIC FIELD INTERACTIONS WITH WATER: FORMATIONS OF
GEOMETRY
The body, which is 70 percent water, has been compared to a crystal. Water itself has been analyzed at a crystal level through interaction with magnetism, and the results suggest that form is determined by thoughts and intention.
A water molecule has north and south poles, just as the earth does. These poles are separated by a dipole length, as in a magnet. This means that water has “memory”: it can store information, as can a crystal. Working from these fundamental principles, Japanese physicist Dr. Masura Emoto used a magnetic resonance analyzer (MRA) to photograph water samples from different sources. He then exposed these samples to prayer, sound, and words, taking before-and-after pictures. One of the photos in his book The Messages from Water depicts water taken from the Fujiwara Dam in Japan. The just-sampled water molecules were dark and amorphous. Then Reverend Kato Hiki, chief priest of the Jyuhouin Temple, prayed over the dam for one hour, after which new samples were taken and
photographed. The formless blobs had transformed into bright white hexagonal crystals-within-crystals.
Through his work, Emoto discovered that all substances have their own special magnetic resonance
field. No two types of water look alike, in terms of their crystalline structures. But when exposed to a
substance, the crystals in water change shape, eventually mirroring the substance. (For instance, water crystals might start to look like rock crystals when around a rock; algae when near algae.) Water crystals will also morph to duplicate thoughts and intentions, appearing beautiful if the thoughts are beautiful and ugly if the thoughts are ugly.
He calls the principle behind this revelation Hado, or the source of energy behind everything. Hado
represents the specific vibrating wave generated by electrons orbiting the nucleus of an atom. Wherever there is Hado, there is a field of magnetic resonance. Thus Hado—the source of all—is the magnetic resonance field itself.

CYMATICS: SEEING SOUND, THE FIELDS OF LIFE
Cymatics, a term coined by Hans Jenny in his 1967 book of the same name, presents proof that vibration underlies all reality, and it reveals this truth through the study of sound waves in a medium. It is based on the observation that vibrating bodies produce patterns.
Cymatics means “matters pertaining to waves.” Cymatic patterns are pictures of sound. The higher the frequency, the more complex the figures, with many shapes being comparable to mandalas, geometric designs used in meditation and ritual in many spiritual disciplines. Jenny’s work suggests that the shapes and patterns of reality are created by the shapes of sound patterns interacting with vibration.
Jenny’s work was in part based on that of Ernst Chladni, who in 1787 replicated the work of Robert
Hooke from 1680 to show patterns produced by sand placed on metal plates and vibrated with a violin bow. The sand forms into what are now called standing wave patterns, such as simple concentric circles and even more complicated shapes. When a particular harmonic was sounded, it created a specific pattern. As one progressed along the harmonic series, the patterns also progressed in complexity.
Using standing waves, piezoelectric amplifiers, and other materials, Jenny excited the plates with
precisely measured vibrations and amplifications to produce demonstrations of the forms created from sound interacting with physical matter—everything in constant movement, for both sound and matter constantly fluctuate. He showed that even seemingly static geometric patterns are made of particles moving within those patterns.
Jenny also discovered that upon being pronounced, the vowels of ancient Hebrew and Sanskrit took the shape of the written symbols for these vowels (our modern languages did not).

HUMAN ENERGY FIELDS
There are many human energy fields. These include the physically measurable electromagnetic and
magnetic fields generated by all living cells, tissues, and organs, and the body as a whole. But there are also biofields—subtle or putative fields emanating from these pulsing units of life—as well as our subtle energy bodies, channels, and aspects of self. Here are brief descriptions of the most important human biofields.

MORPHOGENETIC FIELDS
In biology, a morphogenetic field is a group of cells that leads to specific body structures or organs. For example, a cardiac field becomes heart tissue. Scientist Rupert Sheldrake, in the early 1980s, was the first to label a learning field that instructs the scientifically recognized ones, calling them the energetic or subtle morphogenetic or morphic fields.
Sheldrake suggested that there is a field within and around a morphic unit—the physical developmental unit of what later becomes a tissue or organ—that forms it. All living organisms—from cells to people—that belong to a certain group tune in to the morphic field and through morphic resonance develop according to the programs within that field. Resonance only occurs between forms that are similar, so a monkey would not take on the characteristics of a plant. According to Sheldrake, these fields serve as a database as well as a mental form.
Sheldrake’s theory seeks to explain why members of a family pass down certain behaviors and even
emotions and why species might share common characteristics and developmental patterns. Various
studies have also shown that even when separated, members of certain species acquire similar traits or behaviors, a puzzle that can be explained by morphogenetic fields. Subtle in nature, they are not limited to time or space. This theory would portray DNA as the recipient of information from morphic fields, which instructs it to act in certain ways. Grandpa’s musical gifts might be then carried on to grandson via morphic fields rather than DNA. Morphogenetic fields may instruct the epigenetic makeup, the chemical storage houses described in “Epigenetics: Beyond DNA”
Sheldrake’s philosophy also holds that past life memories could pass from lifetime to lifetime through a soul’s morphic field. These memories would be nonlocal in nature and therefore not anchored in the brain or a particular life.

ETHERIC FIELDS
The word etheric is often used as a substitute for the terms subtle or aura. There are actually independent etheric fields around every vibrating unit of life, from a cell to a plant to a person, as well as a specific etheric field that is connected to the body, as described under “Special Fields” below.
The term etheric is a derivative from the word ether, which has been considered a medium that
permeates space, transmitting transverse waves of energy. When associated with the entirety of the auric field, it surrounds the whole body. As a separate energy body, which is a more substantial and popular view, the etheric body links the physical body with other subtle bodies serving as a matrix for physical growth. As Barbara Brennan, a contemporary expert on the aura, suggests, it therefore exists before the cells grow. Lawrence and Phoebe Bendit say the same of the auric field, asserting that it permeates every particle of the body and acts as a matrix for it.
Dr. Kim Bonghan, whose research is outlined in “The Ductal Theory”, links the etheric
body and the meridians, suggesting that the meridians are an interface between the etheric and the physical body. The etheric body creates the meridians, which in turn form the physical body

SPECIAL FIELDS
There are many different biofields that regulate various mental, emotional, spiritual, or physical functions.
The following list of biofields is based on the work of Barbara Ann Brennan and others.
Physical field: Lowest in frequency. Regulates the human body.
Etheric field: Blueprint for the physical structure that it surrounds. There is also an etheric field for
the soul.
Emotional field: Regulates the emotional state of the organism.
Mental field: Processes ideas, thoughts, and beliefs.
Astral field: A nexus between the physical and spiritual realms. Free of time and space.
Etheric template: Exists only on the spiritual plane and holds the highest ideals for existence.
Celestial field: Accesses universal energies and serves as a template for the etheric fields.
Causal field: Directs lower levels of existence.

THE AURA
Scientists have been investigating—and substantiating—the existence of the aura, the field that surrounds our entire body, for over a hundred years, adding to the knowledge our ancestors already possessed. This field consists of multiple bands of energy called auric layers or auric fields, that encompass the body, connecting us to the outside world.

The aura has been known by many names in many cultures.The Quabalists called it an astral light.
Christian artists depicted Jesus and other figures as surrounded by coronas of light. The Vedic scriptures and teachings of the Rosicrucians, Tibetan and Indian Buddhists, and many Native American tribes describe the field in detail. Even Pythagoras discussed the field, which was perceived as a luminous body. In fact, John White and Stanley Krippner, authors of Future Science, list ninety-seven different cultures that reference the human aura, each culture calling it by a different name.126
Science has been actively involved in penetrating the mystery of the aura since the early 1800s. During that time period, Belgian mystic and physician Jan Baptist van Helmont visualized it as a universal fluid that permeates everything.The idea of the aura acting like a fluid—or flowing—as well as being permeable has remained consistent throughout history. Franz Mesmer, for whom the term “mesmerism” was coined, suggested that both animate and inanimate objects were charged with a fluid, which he perceived as magnetic, through which material bodies could exert influence over each other, even at a distance.128 Baron Wilhelm von Reichenbach discovered several properties unique to this field, which he called the odic force. He determined that it shared similar properties to the electromagnetic field, which had previously been investigated by James Clerk Maxwell, one of the fathers of electricity. The odic field was composed of polarities or opposites, as is the electromagnetic field. In electromagnetism, however, opposites attract. Not so in the odic field, where like attracts like.

Reichenbach also found that the field related to different colors and that it could not only carry a
charge, but also flow around objects. He described the field on the left side of the body as a negative pole and the right side as a positive pole, similar to the ideas of Chinese medicine.
These and other theories have revealed the aura to have a fluid or flowing state; to be comprised of
different colors, therefore frequencies; to be permeable and penetrable; and to be magnetic in nature,
although it also has electromagnetic properties. Other research has underscored these theories and
expanded one additional element of the auric field: its connection to the inner sanctum of the human being. For example, in 1911 Dr. Walter Kilner examined the aura with colored filters and a special kind of coal tar. He discovered three zones: a dark layer next to the skin, a more ethereal layer flowing at a perpendicular angle to the body, and a delicate exterior with contours about six inches across. Most important, the conditions of this “aura,” as he called it, shifted in reaction to a subject’s state of mind and health.
In the early part of the 1900s, Dr. Wilhelm Reich furthered our knowledge of the human field and its
qualities through experiments studying a universal energy that he named “orgone.” During his studies, he observed energy pulsing in the sky and surrounding all animate and inanimate objects and beings. Many metaphysicians believe that orgone is equivalent to chi or prana. He also noticed that areas of congestion could be cleared to release negative mental and emotional patterns and thus affect change. This emphasized the connections between the subtle and the physical energies as well as emotional and mental energies.
Then in the 1930s, Dr. Lawrence Bendit and Phoebe Bendit observed the human energy field and linked it to soul development, showing that the subtle forces are the foundation of health. Their observations are mirrored and expanded by those of Dr. Dora Kunz, a theosophist and intuitive, who saw that every organ has its own field—as does the overall body—which pulses with its own rhythm when healthy.
When someone is ill, these rhythms alter, and problems can be intuitively seen in the field.
When Dr. Zheng Rongliang of Lanzhou University in China measured the flow of chi from a human
body with a unique biological detector, he showed that not only does the aura pulse, but that not everyone’s field pulses at the same rate or intensity. This study was repeated by researchers at the
Shanghai Atomic Nuclear Institute of Academia Sinica.
Soviet scientists from the Bioinformation Institute, headed by A. S. Popow, actually measured the
human field, or more specifically, the biocurrents manifested in the surrounding energy body. They
discovered that living organisms emanate vibrations at a frequency between 300 and 2,000 nanometers.They called this field the “biofield” and discovered that people with a strong and widespread biofield can transfer energy more successfully. This research was later confirmed by the Medical Science Academy in Moscow.
A special form of photography is actually able to take pictures of the auric field. In the 1930s, Russian
scientist Semyon Kirlian and his wife, Valentina, invented a new photographic process that involves
directing a high-frequency electrical field at an object. The object’s pattern of luminescence—the auric field—can then be captured on film. Contemporary practitioners are using Kirlian photography to show how the aura responds to different emotional and mental states, and even to diagnose illness and other problems. Medical science is now using a heat aura, as well as other imaging processes, to show the different aspects of the body’s electromagnetics.
One of the more compelling sets of studies in this area was conducted by Dr. Valerie Hunt. ( In A Study of Structural Neuromuscular, Energy Field, and Emotional Approaches, she recorded the frequency of low-millivoltage signals emanating from the body during Rolfing sessions. She made these recordings using electrodes of silver and silver chloride on the skin. Scientists then analyzed the wave patterns recorded with a Fourier analysis and a sonogram frequency analysis. The field did, indeed, consist of a number of different color bands, which correlated to the chakras.

LAYERS OF THE AURIC FIELD
The layers of the auric field, as described by Barbara Ann Brennan and according to the twelve-chakra system

BUT WHAT IS THE AURIC FIELD?
We know it exists—but what is the auric field? Scientists including James Oschman, author of Energy Medicine, consider it a biomagnetic field that surrounds the body.137 As Dr. Oschman says, “It is a fact of physics that energy fields are unbounded.”This means that our biomagnetic fields extend indefinitely.
Modern equipment can now measure the heart’s fields—the strongest of those originating from an organ—up to fifteen feet away. As for the aura’s job, science has determined that this magnetic field conveys information about events taking place inside the body, rather than on the skin. Its purpose is therefore vitally linked to our internal health.
The biomagnetic field is composed of information from each organ and every bodily tissue. The heart’s currents determine its shape, as the heart is the body’s strongest electrical producer. The primary electrical flow is therefore established by the circulatory system. As well, the nervous system interacts with the circulatory system and creates distinct flows, seen as whirling patterns, within the field. We cannot fully understand the function of the aura without knowing what it is made of—and we’re still working on that.

Barbara Ann Brennan summarizes scientific research to suggest that it is made of “plasma,” tiny—perhaps subatomic—particles that move in clouds. Scientists propose that plasmas exist in a state between energy and matter. Brennan says that this “bioplasma” is a fifth state of matter.Rudolf Steiner, a brilliant author and philosopher, suggested that the human energy field is made of ether, an element comparable to a negative mass, or a hollowed-out space.141 We can only surmise, but perhaps the field is actually made of both electromagnetic radiation (specifically magnetism) and an antimatter that allows a shift of energy between this world and others. Thus the propensity of healers to deliver healing energy based on intention is a matter of creating enough intensity in the “here and now” energies to access an equivalency in the antiworlds. What we accomplish within our own field can be delivered like an instant message on the Internet to another individual’s energy field.

The Assemblage Point is a cluster of energy lines that connect to the body and surround it.

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MIASMS: INTERGENERATIONAL DISORDERS PASSED THROUGH THE FIELD

THE TERM MIASM is owed to Samuel Hahnemann, the originator of homeopathic medicine. By 1816, Hahnemann was stumped by patients who had incurable diseases. He therefore deduced the
presence of miasms, or “peculiar morbid derangement of our vital force”:1basically, deep-seated or inherited tendencies. He treated these tendencies with homeopathy. Modern practitioners often do the same, also testing for miasms and their solutions with methods including electrodermal screening.
Hahnemann originally proposed three miasms, which are:
Psora: Creates underfunctioning; relates to the itching diseases of the skin but underlies most diseases.
Sycotic: Causes overfunctioning.
Leutic: Causes self-destruction.

Since Hahnemann’s time, other miasms have been added. The key ones are:
Tubercular: Creates restriction.
Cancer: Causes suppression.

There are many ways to explain miasms.

One is that they are passed down through the morphogenetic fields discussed earlier in this section.Another is that they relate to epigenetics, which explains the effects of social and emotional phenomenon on the genes. Dr. Richard Gerber proposed yet another idea in A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine, which asserts that human physical and subtle bodies can develop layers of energetic armors composed of unhealed issues. For example, we can carry the energy imprint of a severe viral infection as a vibrational pattern. While we do not have the “disease,” we have the predisposition for it—and for similar sorts of conditions. And these vibrational patterns can be passed down from one generation to the next. This theory would embrace both the presence of the
morphogenetic fields and the epigenetic inheritances.

THE SEVEN RAYS
The Seven Rays are the seven attributes of God. As a system, the Seven Rays explains that our subtle
energies act as transformers to convert high vibrational energies into form—the physical body. Every
body contains the energies of all the rays, just as every physical body has chakras, but our particular soul and personality rays determine our potentials for strengths and weaknesses. This also means that energies affecting an individual’s subtle energy bodies can result in mental, emotional, or physical illness to the physical body.
The concept of the rays originated in Vedic literature, where they are associated with the seven rishis,
advanced masters who acted as agents of the absolute. Each ray has a different color, symbol, chakra
entry and exit point, occult energy, and symbology specific to its role. Radionic practitioners frequently use the Seven Rays to augment their diagnosis and treatment of patients following a spiritual path

THE ASSEMBLAGE POINT: CLUSTERED ENERGY LINES
The assemblage point modality describes a cluster of energy lines or strings that penetrate the body at a particular point. While they are not part of the physical body, they immediately surround it, passing
through the chest and out of the back. Each string is about one centimeter in circumference or less. The strings closest to the body are strongest and most intense; those farther away diverge and their energetic power diffuses.

Practitioners report that the entry point is quite tender and between one-half and one centimeter in
width. Research using infrared digital thermometers and image scanners shows that this point is about 0.2 degree centigrade lower than the surrounding skin.

There are several theories supporting the existence of the assemblage point. Paraphrased, these center on the understanding that we are composed of an oscillating energy field with an epicenter: the assemblage point. The form of this human energy field is dependent upon the location and entry angle of this point, and in turn regulates someone’s biological and emotional state. However, the position of this point is determined by the biological activity inside the body. By working with this point, we can positively affect our health and lives.

Highly negative situations, such as rape or financial ruin, can shift the assemblage point into a detrimental position, thereby causing physical and emotional upheaval. Childhood trauma and drama can prevent the assemblage point from even settling in a healthy position; it seems the point settles into a pecific point at about seven years of age. The various shifted positions—too far up or down, to the right or the left—adversely affect the entire system, especially the brain. Practitioners often use stone crystals or electronic gem therapy to shift and shape the Assemblage Point.

Our exploration of fields has included the measurable and the subtle, as well as the universal. The
excursion has incorporated natural and artificially created fields, as well as various human varieties.
We’ve discovered that every living organism, from small to great, emanates and is affected by fields of
energy that, in large part, create the foundation for life itself. Channels are yet another structure underlying physical reality, and serve as the focus of the next section, Part IV: Channels of Energy.

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The human body is an energetic system with channels that serve as rivers of energy—or rivers of light
—to provide structure for the body. These channels interconnect the physical universe with the pulsing, living tissues inside of us.
Over five thousand years ago, the Chinese discovered a set of subtle energy channels that look like
rivers flowing through the body. These channels are called meridians. This perception led to one of theoldest forms of medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, which represents the basis of Eastern medicine.
The treatment modalities based upon them are meridian-based therapies, which assist in the delivery of chi, the subtle energy required for life.
Knowledge of these meridians gave rise to a complex and highly evolved medical system, based less
on anatomy than on holism, the perception that a person is a whole being, not a collection of parts. The basic tenet of meridian therapy is that you must treat the root cause of a presenting problem—body, mind, spirit, and emotions—rather than only the symptoms. The ancient Chinese pictured a person as a circle rather than an assemblage of units. But this circle does not encompass only the individual. Each person— each living organism—is interconnected within a universal matrix. What is “in here” is essentially connected to everything “out there.”
Traditional meridian therapy draws upon the five-phase theory. This idea is complex, a cumulative
explanation of meridian-based therapies. In contrast to the ideas behind allopathic medicine, the 5 phase theory describes the relationship between all things, rather than outlining independent factors.
Besides expressing that everything reduces to five basic elements, it asserts four other major ideas: yin and yang, or polar opposites; the internal and external sources of disease; the cyclical order of life, as revealed in the cycles of the seasons; and the existence of channels of energy that distribute the chi—the meridians. The five-phase theory explains the exact nature of “beingness”—the self as an energy being.
What began as an esoteric theory is now emerging as verifiable science, as research explains the meridians as transporters of chemical, electrical, and etheric energies. Mapping meridians thermographically (measuring heat), electronically, and radioactively with modern technology, studies and applications of these amazing streams of energy are closing the gap between Eastern and Western thought. Just as the meridians are energetic in nature, so are they physical in nature—and influence. Just as we are physical, so are we energetic.
Throughout our explorations of energy channels, we will continually return to the core theme of this
book—and the underlying philosophy of the ancient Chinese: it is all about energy. Illness is an energetic disturbance or imbalance. Conversely, healing is a process of restoring or asserting energetic balance. By looking past the obvious—by seeing underneath and ultimately through the sinew, tissue, and skin—the Chinese discovered that disharmony in the subtle channels precedes illness. What if you, too, could “see in the dark,” as did our Chinese friends? In fact, what if you could actually learn how to see the dark—and light it? You, too, would become the healer—and healthy person—that you could be.

THE HISTORY OF MERIDIAN-BASED THERAPY
Most scholars track meridian-based therapies back to the classic text, the Huangdi neijing, or the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic , dated to approximately 2698 BC, as well as the Shennong bencao, translated as the Materia Medica of the Divine Husbandry. The Huangdi outlines Chinese medicine as a healing art, while the Shennong is devoted to pharmacology. Huangdi was the Yellow Emperor, and the book records dialogues between him and his physicians on medical issues.
Another important classic is the Nanjing, or the Classic of Difficult Issues, which is also called the
Huangdi bashiyi nanjing, or the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of the Eighty-one Difficult Issues . Scholars disagree on the exact author and date of this book. Some consider it the work of Bien Que, a physician who lived sometime between the sixth and third centuries BC. Others track it to the Yellow Emperor. Still others date it to the first to third century AD and a different author. Whatever its origins, the Nanjing presents a highly systematic and detailed outline of what has become traditional Chinese medicine.
In 1973, excavators discovered yet another text, now called the Mawangdui corpus, named after the
tomb in which it was discovered at Changsha, Hunan. The burial is dated to 168 BC. This piece is famous for what it does not include, as well as what it does. It describes eleven instead of twelve meridians—seemingly “missing” a meridian. While it offers an archaic yin and yang philosophy, it describes acupuncture points and other basic five-theory “necessities.” Interesting, however, is its inclusion of 52 “magical recipes,” such as those to be used against demonic forces, which provides evidence of a shamanistic heritage to meridian therapy.
Even today, meridians cannot be “seen.” Researchers are proving their existence and offering
explanations for how they work, but the naked eye—that of a surgeon cutting into the skin or an X-ray tech examining a film—cannot perceive these streams of energy. Modern equipment and techniques, however, are showing the existence of chi and enabling us to evaluate its makeup. Previous to these recent scientific validations, however, the system flourished because it was successful.
The Chinese system did not stay in China. Buddhist priests spread the knowledge of these channels and the five-phase theory to Japan, while practitioners dispersed the knowledge in other directions.
Westerners were the last to catch on, primarily through the words of French Jesuits, who went to China in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to perform missionary work. They introduced anatomy and other Western ideas and then brought the knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine back to the West with them.
Now meridian-based therapies have “caught fire” in the West. They can be found in hospitals and
clinics and are being utilized by many kinds of professional healers. There are many contemporary
applications, but perhaps one of the most marked and scientifically viable is that of acupunture as an
analgesic. One of the best-known researchers in the area of pain relief is Dr. Bruce Pomeranz at the
University of Toronto. He discovered that stimulated acupuncture points activated myelinated nerve
fibers, which in turn sent impulses to the spinal cord, midbrain, and hypothalamus-pituitary region in the diencephalon. The diencephalon is made up of the thalamus and the hypothalamus, which regulate many of our sensory and motor systems and many parts of our autonomic nervous functions as well.Acupuncture elevates the level of endorphins, pain-reducing chemicals that occur naturally within the body. Endorphins bind to the opiate receptors throughout the nervous system and stop pain by eliminating the pain messages to the brain and increasing the “feel-good” messages. Once stimulated, the hypothalamus-pituitary region releases beta-endorphins, which enter the bloodstream and spinal fluid.
This process has also been successfully used with both acupuncture needles and electrical stimulation. The greatest pain relief occurs long term, with low-frequency, high-intensity applications done in repeated treatments.
The Chinese and other Oriental meridian therapists have used acupuncture as an analgesic for
centuries, not only for people but also for animals. In fact, the majority of acupuncture studies are about pain relief. As an analgesic, acupuncture works 70 to 80 percent of the time, as compared to 30 percent for a placebo.
The evidence for the meridians will make more sense if you can first picture the basics of the meridian system. Every element of meridian-based thought—from yin and yang to the flow of chi during certain times of the day and its influence on the emotions—is now being substantiated by science.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE MERIDIAN SYSTEM
The term meridian is the most common translation of the Chinese word ching-lo, often written as jingluo.But it is not an exact rendering. Ching means “to pass through” and lo, “to connect.” The original meaning was closer to the word channel; hence many systems call the meridians “channels” and their secondary support conduits the “collaterals.” On the meridians lie xue, or “holes”: entryways into the meridians. Contemporary practitioners usually call these acupuncture points or acupoints.
The meridians are energy pathways for chi, the true foundation of the traditional Chinese system. Chi
is vital energy and is analogous to the prana, mana, maya, and orgone of other systems, as well as the ki of the Japanese healing world. It is also spelled “qi” in many traditional systems. Chi is the force that animates and informs everything.
There are two basic vibrations or levels of chi (although there are technically three types, which are
discussed in “The Basics of Chi” later in this chapter and in “The Three Vital Treasures” .On one level, chi is inanimate and perceived as a simple life force or energy. It flows from the air into our lungs, from our excretory system into nature. On another level, it is conscious intelligence, or information.
In locating chi, the early Chinese theorized what we are only now beginning to discover scientifically.
In contemporary terms, we would say that everything is energy. Matter vibrates at a relatively slow
frequency, and so it is referred to as physical matter. Energy that vibrates at a velocity exceeding light is subtle matter. Chi is the subtle energy that creates all physical matter.
There are 12 major meridians, which are also called the major trunks. These 12 meridians
form a network of energy channels throughout the body for the distribution of chi, thereby controlling all bodily functions and connecting all parts of the body to each other. Each of these pathways is linked to a specific organ or organ system, therefore revealing the body as a circle of interdependent parts, not a collection of separate pieces. The chi passes through the body in a regular, twenty-four-hour pattern;therefore, these twelve major meridians participate in every facet of life’s daily metabolic and physiological processes.
The twelve standard meridians run on the surface of the body, either on the chest, back, arms, or legs.
They are: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart (sometimes called the Pericardium or Heart
Protector), Small Intestine, Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, Triple Warmer (sometimes called the Triple Heater or Three Heater), Gallbladder, and Liver. These terms refer to biological functions and not structural organs; however, all but the Triple Warmer and Heart meridians are connected to a specific organ system. The Triple Warmer is thought to govern the chi level of the entire body, as it controls the distribution of all types of chi. The Heart meridian works with the Triple Warmer to control the body’s overall energy level, but is also vital to the functioning of the heart.
In addition to the major meridians there are eight extraordinary channels, also called vessels. They
are: the Du, the Ren, the Dai, the Chong, the Yin Chiao, the Yang Chiao, the Yin Wei, and the Yang Wei meridians.
The 8 vessels are first formed in utero and represent a deep level of energetic structure. They store
and drain chi, also serving as reservoirs that ferry chi and blood along the 12 regular channels. These secondary meridians are not associated with specific organs or meridians; rather, they connect the main meridians, serving as the means through which the main meridians connect with the organs and other parts of the body. The most important of these extra meridians are the Governor vessel, which runs along the middle of the back, and the Conception vessel, which courses along the front of the body. Some modern practitioners consider these two vessels as equal to the main twelve, and so count fourteen main meridians.
In all, there are three meridian groups associated with the regular meridians, each with 12 meridians. The divergent meridians rise from one of the twelve main meridians and pass through the thorax or abdomen to connect with an organ before surfacing at the neck or head. The muscle network meridians allocate chi from the twelve major meridians to the muscles, tendons, and joints. This distribution is considered superficial because these meridians do not contact any organs. The cutaneous network meridians run alongside the regular meridians in the cutaneous skin layer; these, too, are considered superficial. Some systems present these as part of the sensory nervous system.
Along the 12 major meridians are more than 400 acupuncture points, as classified by the World Health Organization. (Some systems enumerate between 500 and 2,000 points.) These are labeled according to name, number, and their corresponding meridian.8 Every meridian contains 25 to 150 acupuncture points (acupoints) particular to it, and terminates at the end of a finger or toe. Each meridian has specific points that most accurately describe its current condition. There is an “alarm point” in the frontal midline of the torso that reacts whenever chi is imbalanced in a specific meridian. This alarm point has a corresponding “associated point” along the spine that echoes the problems in that meridian.

These points are shown on the meridian illustrations
Each organ system carries its own brand of chi, which allows it to perform certain unique physical as
well as energetic functions. Western medicine specializes in analyzing the physical functions of an organ,such as the production of enzymes by the liver. Eastern medicine adds an understanding of the energetic functions of an organ and the system of that organ—the particular and holistic roles it plays within the complete self.
Chi is perhaps best visualized as a continuum of energy rather than something that can be defined
microscopically. It is at once inanimate and animate. It is free flowing and unconscious as well as
delineated and conscious. It is also made up of two opposite sets of information: female and male, or yin and yang.
Yin is the earth energy that signifies the feminine qualities on this planet and is cool in nature. Yang is the heavenly energy that represents the masculine side and is hot in nature. Chi is a combination of these two divergent spectrums of energy, as well as many other specific expressions of nature. It is also described in terms of the five elements: fundamental, living forces of energy that are constantly in motion.
These elements are the foundation of the five-phase theory of diagnosis and treatment, which is outlined later in this section. Each of these elements corresponds to one of the five major organ systems, which in turn can be classified by its relationship to a season of the year, a time of the day, a color, a sound, a smell, an emotion, a food . . . and so much more. Together, the yin-yang theory and the five-element theory reflect a universal law; everything relates in a complex set of interdependent relationships that underlies the physical level of reality.

The yin-yang theory is crucial to understanding the meridians. Everything within the body—and the
meridian system—is dualistic. Each meridian, for example, consists of two parts. The outer part operates at the surface of the skin to collect energy. This is considered a yang function. The inner part serves the internal organs by transporting energy to an organ or body system site. This is a yin process.
The major meridians are subdivided into yin and yang groups. The yin meridians of the arm are Lung,Heart, and Pericardium. The yang meridians of the arm are Large Intestine, Small Intestine, and Triple Warmer. The yin meridians of the leg are Spleen, Kidney, and Liver. The yang meridians of the leg are Stomach, Bladder, and Gallbladder. Yang energy governs the Governor vessel and yin the Conception vessel.
Meridians are also classified as excitatory (yang) or inhibitory (yin) according to the polarity of the chi they manage. The organs connected to yin meridians are also considered yin, or inhibitory, and the organs connected to yang meridians are considered yang, or excitatory. Because the yin and yang aspects of a meridian interconnect, you can treat a yang-related condition in an organ and produce an effect in the yin side of the meridian.
All meridians are paired, or have a polar opposite (see “The Cycles of Chi: The Body Clock” on page
228). Polar meridians are twelve hours apart in the twenty-four-hour cycle. These paired meridians are similar in some ways, but contrast in others. For example, the Spleen and Triple Warmer are polar meridians. Both affect the immune system and are radiant circuits, yet they can also negatively react to each other. If the Triple Warmer is too excited, the Spleen meridian is inhibited, and vice versa. The Triple Warmer is at its energetic peak between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.; the Spleen meridian is at its peak between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

YIN AND YANG: MEETING OF THE OPPOSITES
YIN-YANG THEORY PROPOSES that there are two basic types of forces. These are opposing and yet mutually interdependent. When combined, yin and yang energies create a unified, supreme energy—the one that originated the universe and continues to flow throughout it.
Yang is the male, excitatory energy. It is dynamic, stimulating, and logical. It creates height and represents the sky and heavens. In the Chinese model, it is considered hot, or able to produce heat.
Yin is the female, inhibitory energy. It is static, calming, and intuitive. It is represented by the low points in land or nature and is signified by earth and the underground. It is considered cool, or able to produce coolness.
Yin and yang characterize two different types of chi. There are also yin versus yang meridians and organs. If these become out of balance, serious health issues can arise. Too much heat, for example,underlies pain and inflammation. Too much cold causes stagnation and blockage. Each is needed to balance the other; for example, heat can drive out cold, while cold can reduce heat. Because yin and yang are relative to each other, there is always a relationship fostering the “other” condition. For example, we can only understand heat if there is cold.
Yin can lead to yang and yang can lead to yin. One flows into the other—and then returns. For instance, ice (yin) when warmed by yang becomes water, which when heated by further yang,becomes vapor. The body’s activity (yang) is supported by its material form (yin), and the physical form is sustained by the body’s activity.
This balance is achieved by a check and balance of control and inhibition. Sometimes, yin must increase to benefit our system: we might be tired and in need of rest. Yin takes over to relax us.
Yang, or movement, must decrease to allow this shift. (We are not able to take a nap when we are jogging.) The opposite must occur when it is time to get busy. There is a reason that people are sometimes referred to as “couch potatoes.” Sitting around watching television while snacking on
chips is a yin practice, but is not good for our girths or minds. We have to give up some yin to make
way for yang’s healthy contributions. Likewise, all yang is not healthy; we must rest and not continually run marathons, either of the mind or the body.

In the Chinese system, all of life is a cycling of yin and yang, including the seasons, which continually exchange yin (winter) for yang (summer), with the seasons in between for balance. At its peak, one extreme often gives rise to the other. For example, the solstices occur when the sun is at its northern or southern extreme, and therefore mark a change in light. December 21 is a low point for light; June 21 is a high point. and therefore mark a change in light. Winter solstice is yin or dark and gives rise to yang or light; summer solstice is the opposite. This mirrors the way our bodies flow from one extreme to the other, in a constant ebb and flow of yin and yang.

According to five-phase theory, each meridian is associated with an element. This relationship, including the related yin-yang properties, can be shown in this chart:

Every part of the body is mirrored by something else in—or outside—the body. This viewpoint has
generated an amazingly profound—and complicated—medical system. Underneath this brilliance,
however, is simplicity. All traditional Chinese modalities essentially reduce to a single process:
assessment of the chi through the meridians.

THE BASICS OF CHI
Chi has many translations, as nearly every culture has its own version, but in general, it is the vital energy of the universe. Chi is the pure and free-flowing energy that activates and nurtures life and connects the small and the great.
The ancient Chinese thought of chi in a continuum. Material chi is unconscious and creates the physical universe; it is measurable, in that it forms the measurable universe. Subtle chi is immeasurable, in that it formulates the as yet immaterial universe and consciousness. When flowing through the meridians, the channels for chi distribution, chi is both free flowing (or unconscious) and informed (or conscious). In this latter guise, chi conveys information from one bodily site and system to the other, as well as to and from the universe.
Chi reduces and disperses in alternating cycles of negative and positive energies, or yin and yang. In
the process, it can appear in many shapes and forms. As with all energy, it cannot be destroyed; it merely transforms from one state to another. Everything is a temporary manifestation of chi—especially the physical universe.
Chi is considered the source of all movement in the body as well as the universe. In its intelligent state, it actually links the mundane with the spiritual, or our own bodies with our spirits. As such, it is often connected with the breath, is seen as the source of vitality, is considered the measurement of our energy, and creates and sustains the personality.
In Japan, it is called ki. To East Indians, it is prana. The ancient Picts of northern England called it
maucht, and the Christians have long considered it a gift from the Holy Spirit. The Greeks and the
Egyptians called it the Art of Mysteries while the Haitian Voodoo called it The Power. To those in the
Appalachian Mountains, it is The Shining. More recent researchers might call it bioenergy,
biomagnetism, electrochemical energy, electromagnetic energy, subtle energy, or just plain energy.
There are different ways of looking at chi, according to different theoretical systems. A popular version in Qigong, a movement-based healing process , is as follows:
Heaven chi: Involves the energies of the universe, such as sunlight, gravity, and magnetism.
Earth chi: Involves everything on earth, such as land, seas, wind, plants, and animals.
Human chi: Energy as related to humans.
These three forms of energy are interdependent. Heaven chi influences earth chi, and both of these
influence human chi. In the Chinese system, all three types of chi flow through the Triple Warmer
meridian, which controls their distribution. From there, it travels through the twelve meridians on a
twenty-four-hour cycle, its flow varying according to the seasons of the year. In addition, it moves through the two main vessels: one in the center of the front of the body (the Conception vessel) and one that rises up the center of the back (the Governor vessel).
One way of perceiving these interdependent forms of vital energy is through a discussion of Tai Chi,
which is both a way of life and a “soft” or “energetic” version of martial art. Tai chi means “the
ultimate,” and involves progressing toward the ultimate existence, partially through a series of movements that move chi through the body. In Tai Chi, the three levels of energy can be accessed along three stages of development. The basic level is life energy and is inherent in every organism. The next stage is chi, a higher-than-normal manifestation of life energy. The third level, heavenly chi, is a higher form of energy than chi. According to Tai Chi, chi generates a form of energy called jing, also called nei jing, or the internal power. One practices Tai Chi not only to produce more chi but to transform it into the more elevated jing. Another purpose for practicing Tai Chi is to produce li, a physical force.
In the five-phase theory, chi is often presented in these three forms, called the three vital treasures:
• Basic essence or jing
• Energy or life force or chi
• Spirit and mind or shen10
In turn, these three types of vital energy subdivide according to organ systems, as you will find in “The Three Vital Treasures”  “Five-Phase and Related Diagnostic Theories.”
Another system presents six other versions of chi. These are:
Clean chi: In the clean air we inhale.
Waste chi: Takes wastes out when we exhale.
Material chi: A combination of clean and waste chi and food nutrients.
Nourishing chi: Derived from digested food; the chi that then circulates through our body and
nourishes the entirety.
Protective chi: Chi formed from food; the chi that provides defensive maneuvers as it circulates
through the superficial tissues of the body and the skin.
Functional chi: The types of chi associated with a particular organ system or meridian.

NEW WAYS TO LOOK AT OLD CHI
THE NEWEST THEORY in chi is mechanical chi. Dr. Yury Khronis, a Russian-born physicist,created a complex chi generator machine a few years ago. Working with an Eastern-trained chi master named Dong Chen, he has been able to produce chi energy electronically. For example, he has a chi pattern called “quiet mind” that shifts the brain into low-frequency theta waves and another that produces patterns for each chakra point.
One theory of how the machine works is that, though chi is a subtle energy, it can be carried on
electromagnetic energies. This idea echoes William Tiller’s model of energy discussed in Part I,
which asserts that there is a polarity between subtle and material energies. Electromagnetic patterns
of energy can therefore contain subtle imprints that can be perceived through the normal five
senses

PHYSICAL CHI
Studies by researchers including Professor Kim Bonghan are suggesting that chi, in addition to being
an etheric substance, might also be made of physical material. As is explored in “The Marriage of
Subtle Energies and Matter in the Meridians” , Dr. Bonghan determined that chi is a
fluid composed of several chemicals and electricity. Many bioenergetic professionals propose that
what is subtle is also physical.
Nourishing chi is considered yin and protective chi is labeled as yang.
There are also more than seven hundred cavities that are commonly used in acupuncture, acupressure,and Qigong. These are the body’s natural cavities, such as the sinus, gastric, nasal, and joint cavities,many of which hold organs or are filled with fluid. Because of variances of energy, you must increase or decrease your energy so that none of the chi cavities or meridians becomes blocked.

THEORIES OF THE EXISTENCE, PURPOSE, AND FUNCTIONING OF THE
MERIDIANS
Meridians are pathways for many different types of physical and subtle energies. While invisible to the naked eye, they are cir-cuits of positive and negative energies, as well as bodily fluids, and have been measured using various methods. As well, the 400 to 500 assorted meridian points (numbers vary according to the system) used in acupuncture, a process involving needling the meridians through energetic gateways, display unique and scientifically viable electrical characteristics that distinguish them from the surrounding skin. Electromagnetic in nature, acupuncture points can be found by hand, through testing with microelectrical voltage meters, and through the use of applied kinesiology or “muscle testing,” which tests the body’s reactions to concepts or substances. (Kinesiology is discussed in Part VI.)
Scientific research supports five different but interrelated theories about meridians.

BIOMECHANICAL THEORY
The biomechanical explanation centers on research that seeks to validate the existence of the meridians. Some research, such as that conducted by Drs. Claude Darras and Pierre De Vernejoul, involves tracking the meridian system with radioactive tracers. Further research by Dr. Liu YK identified the location of acupoints on the motor nerves. These and other studies show that the meridians are part of the body’s mechanical framework and interact with the anatomical system.

BIOELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY
There is no mystery here; the human body is an electrical-magnetic phenomenon. For decades, scientists have probed the marvel called the “current of injury.” Whenever the skin is injured, the wound area emits electrically charged ions into the surrounding tissue, creating a weak electrical charge, comparable to the charges produced by batteries. This electric current serves a vital function: it excites a healing response in the nearby cells. Considerable research has applied this physiological reality to explain the effectiveness of acupoint stimulation

STANDING WAVE THEORY
In 1986, two researchers, Fritz-Albert Popp and Chang-Lin Zhang, teamed up to create a model called the standing wave superposition hypothesis. In short, they portrayed the overall meridian system as a holographic image of the body represented in the ears and the feet. It also sought to explain the interconnectivity of the points.

MICROCIRCUITS: A SECONDARY ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

EVER-INCREASING NUMBERS OF scientists are proposing that the meridian system is part of a
secondary electrical system—one that might include but is also different from the established
circulatory and central nervous systems.

The biological circuits operate by accumulated charges, which oscillate between the twin polarities of positive and negative. Larger vessels serve as cables, with blood plasma conducting the charges. In permeable tissue, such as connective tissue, the intra-cellular fluid conducts the ions.
These ions move through the cells via cellular openings and pores. Electrons cross through the walls using enzymes. However, when subjected to an electrical field, such as one generated by an injured muscle, the arterial walls close. This forces the ions to move through the bloodstream and along the capillary walls. In effect, there is a “secondary electrical circuit” in the body.
The implications of this work are staggering. By shifting the ionic flow—and moving between circuits—we can potentially cure diseases including cancer and autoimmune disorders, as
Nordenström has demonstrated by apparently curing more than eighty people of cancer.
Previous to Nordenström’s discoveries, scientists believed that every human action involves the conduction of electrical signals along the fibers of the nervous system. Now it appears that all bodily processes also involve the ebb and flow of biologically closed electrical circuits.17 His research also at least partially explains how meridians and acupuncture points function. The process is anchored in electromagnetism. In his book, Nordenström makes several conjectures in this area,
including:
• Acupuncture points serve as receivers of subtle energy signals from the outside world, much
like a sophisticated radar system.
• These sites receive all types of energies, not only physical, as reflected in research that shows
Qigong masters being able to affect the body’s electrical properties with mental processes
and force fields.
• This process might explain the placebo and nocebo effects, and spontaneous remission of
cancer, to name a few mind-body phenomena. In other words, messages of faith or belief can
themselves filter into the acupoints and create a shift in the secondary electrical system,
which promotes healing.
Nordenström concludes that the forces flowing in the secondary system can be thought of as chi and the positive and negative charges, the yin and the yang. The secondary system “is” the meridian
system, at least in part. The bioelectromagnetic forces influence the life and death of the cells and the
body as a whole, revealing the cycles of the five elements and their associated organs.
Nordenström’s experimentation led to a cancer curative. By inserting stainless-steel needle electrodes directly into lung tumors and applying ten volts of positive electricity with a negative electrode applied to the skin of the chest, Nordenström succeeded in destroying cancerous tissue.
Robert O. Becker, a lead researcher in the effects of electricity in the body, asserts that both positive and negative electricity will increase cancer. Degeneration from electrical applications occurs through the alterations in ionization produced by electrical charges: for example, when the electricity shifts the local pH.21 Becker has performed his own experiments, some of which led to the conclusion that cancer cells exposed to certain electrical factors grew at least 300 percent faster than the controls (again, whether the electricity was positive or negative). Research by investigators including Dr. Abraham Liboff, a professor of physics, revealed that the critical factor in reducing or increasing cancerous growths didn’t lie in the charge of electricity, but rather in the application of magnetic fields. Research discussed throughout this book shows that north- versus south-pole magnetic fields create opposite effects in regard to tissue growth or decrease.
Also called the Zhang-Popp theory, the standing wave theory of meridians includes a scientific principle called superposing. Superposing involves the interaction of waves, a topic explored in “The Fundamentals: Particles and Waves” . Standing waves were introduced in “Scalar Waves” . We will review some of this information to show its application to meridians.
Superposing occurs when two or more similar waves combine to form a third and more complex one.
These waves create something new—but also continue as they were before. Some interact a little differently, however. Interference happens when two waves start at the same point but approach each other from different directions. When these two waves are in rhythm with each other, the result is a constructive interference, or reinforcement. The resulting wave is twice as amplified as the original ones. Destructive interference occurs when the waves are out of synch, and now they cancel each other out. Standing or stationary waves are waves that do not move. They form when two progressive waves come from opposite directions and meet—and then create a harmonically pleasing vertical wave.
According to the Zhang-Popp theory, the waves from the acupuncture points and the meridians work
through constructive interference.
The skin is high in electrical conductivity, partially because it is composed of sodium, potassium, and
other electrically charged ions, including proteins and DNA, which give off electromagnetic radiation when accelerated or stimulated. This conductivity depends on the internal electrical field, which is determined by the interference pattern from the superposition of the numerous waves. The skin’s highest conductivity is at the acupoints.
Needling creates a disturbance in the standard wave pattern and activates the current of injury response. At this point, there is a transformation in the electromagnetic field, which in turn changes the physiological responses. The field changes are not only local, but occur within the entirety of the body’s fields: hence the “holographic nature” of this theory.

CONNECTIVE TISSUE THEORY
This theory is based on the existence of cytoskeletal structures in every cell in the body. These structures, in effect, form connective tissue. Nuclear magnetic resonance has shown that the muscles are organized in “liquid-crystalline-like” structures that change drastically when exposed to electromagnetic fields. This alteration occurs because connective tissue carries static electric charges and is influenced by pH, salt concentration, and the dielectric constant of the solvent. Many scientists now believe that the meridians lie within this “liquid network,” or at least, stimulate its responsiveness. In other words, this liquid network carries the electromagnetic responses elicited from acupuncture.

CONNECTIVE TISSUE, ENERGY, AND THE ACUPOINTS
Dr. William Tiller has conceived a theory that explains how meridians interface the etheric, or subtle,energies within the physical body. His ideas are primarily based on research about the role of the connective tissue and meridian science.
Research has shown that there is an electrical resistance of about 50,000 ohms between any two
acupoints, and over the same length of normal skin, a resistance of twenty times less. The resistance
changes depending upon what we do; for example, it increases during sleep and even more when we are emotionally excited.
These and other experiments have led some researchers, as Tiller notes, to conclude that acupoints are located in shallow depressions in the planes between two or more muscles. They are contained within vertical columns of connective tissue and surrounded by even thicker and more dense skin tissue. This external tissue is not a good electrical conductor, which indicates that the acupoint is indeed a relatively independent conductor.
As Tiller explains in his book Science and Human Transformation, the “connection” between the
connective tissue and the meridian system can be explained this way. Acupoints are situated in surface depressions along the cleavage planes between two or more muscles. They are surrounded by loose connective tissue, which in turn is surrounded by thick and dense connective tissue of the skin—which is not a good conductor of electricity. When a serious imbalance exists in the meridian, there are differences in the resistance patterns that do not exist when there is a balance.
When there is a serious imbalance (such as from disease), a suction-like force holds the acupuncture
needle in place, letting it go when there is temporary balance. This works for all acupuncture-type treatments, including acupressure, moxabustion, needles, electric current, and laser light. This stimulation generates endorphins in the bloodstream, which in turn generate enkaphalines in the brain—all natural opiates of the body. Serotonin has also been found to serve as a mediator for acupuncture analgesic in both the brain and the spinal cord.
This theory does not completely explain some of the histological or tissue changes that occur during
acupuncture, which, Tiller says, shows that meridians must process subtle as well as physical energies.
Tiller postulates the existence of particles that he calls “deltrons” that connect these two energies.These deltrons allow Tiller to make the following claims:
• The meridians, which lie in the connective tissue, are antennae for subtle energies.
• The acupuncture antennae are primarily at the etheric rather than the physical level, which explains
the lack of histological differences between the acupoints and the surrounding tissue.
• Subtle energy waves flow along the etheric meridians, yielding a flow of magnetic vector potential along the meridian channels.
• This flow creates an electric field along the channel, which pumps ions along the channel to increase the ionic conduction of it, and then increases the electrical conductivity of the acupoints
at the skin surface.
This model suggests that the external electromagnetic field and the subtle energy systems of the body can communicate through the internal physical and subtle substances of the body—including through the meridians. He also suggests that this transformational communication between the etheric body and the physical body is one reason that magnets can influence the acupuncture points.

HYALURONIC ACID: A MISSING LINK?
What might join the connective tissue with our microcircuit system? One possibility might be hyaluronic acid (HA).
HA is a component of connective tissue. Its job is to lubricate and buffer. Involved with wound healing, it links with fibrin, which assists in clotting, to form a three-dimensional matrix that enables tissue reconstruction. As we will explore in “The Marriage of Subtle Energies and Matter in the Meridians” below, researcher Dr. Kim Bonghan deduced that on the physical level, chi is made up of electricity and high-energy chemical substances, including hyaluronic acid, which compose the fluids flowing through meridians. Hyaluronic acid is present in the umbilical cord and so exists in the human physical body starting at birth.
As we have seen, Dr. Nordenström determined that there is a secondary electrical system in the body
generated by blood vessel “cables” surrounded by an electromagnetic field. Dr. Ralph Wilson, a
naturopathic doctor, proposed that these fields are held in place by hyaluronic acid molecules that create function tubules, or zones, which serve as conduits for the ions, and that these ions are the chi. Current research suggests that HA plays at least an offstage role in conducting chi.

 
 
 

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7 general chakras

Plasma Index:

Има 7 радиални типа плазма, които се излъчват от чакрите

 //∞

и всеки тип има 4 заряда , които общо правят 28 варицаий на 7 различни типа облъчване като се комбинират

  1. Analog  ∞ ∞
  2. Antipode 
  3. Occult 
  4. Unifed field 

Seven lower Naraka-Hell chakras

Subpersonal chakras

5 subpersonal chakras

Earth Star Soul

Earth Star Chakra -Kundalini Shakti

  1. – /няколко инча под краката/ -Практическо вграждане на Духовното пътуване /Реинкарнация/ за настоящия живот
  2. – /40 см. под краката/-Връзка с Клан, Племе, Предци /Егрегори/
  3. -/под краката на 1 ръка разстояние/-Anima в контакт с женските архиетипи
  4. -/под краката на 1 ръка разстояние/-връзка с архаичните земни мистерий
  5. -/под краката на 2 ръце разстояние/ -размяна и връзка със Земната Богиня – Wicca.

Transperosnal chakras Hara Line

Transpersonal chakras

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