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Integrate Your Emotions
A Guide to Emotional Wholeness
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What are Emotions?
Chapter One! 21
Science and Emotions
The Myopic View
What Emotions Really Are
How Emotions Become Pathological
What Scientists Say
Emotions and Schizophrenia
The HeartMath® Research
Chapter Two! 49
Handling Emotional Flow
Emotions are Functional
What is Emotional Flow?
1) Change (Flow)! 58
2) Tao (Intelligence)! 59
3) Yin & Yang (Duality)! 63
4) The Five Elements (Interactivity)! 66
5) Harmony (Equilibrium)! 69
Rage and Courage
Mourning and Individuation
Joy and Sorrow
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS
Chapter Three! 91
What is Sadism?
The Two Faces of Sadism
Growing Up Sexually
Chapter Four! 105
The Energy Nature of Sexuality
The Energy Nature of Sexuality
Carl-Gustav Jung (1875-1961)! 118
Paracelsus (1493-1541)! 125
Swedenborg (1688-1772)! 126
Mesmer (1734-1815)! 127
Reichenbach (1788-1869)! 129
Reich (1897-1957)! 130
Lakhovsky (1869-1942)! 131
Burr (1889-1973)! 134
The Huna Knowledge
The Sexual Energy Field
How Emotions Turn Demonic
Chapter Five! 165
Healing the Demonic Affliction
Healing the Luminous Body
Shamanism and Hypnosis
Paracelsus’ Aura Healing
From Hermetics to Quantum Physics
Chapter Six! 181
Six Steps for Changing Your Emotional Reality
CONTENTS Introduction Step 1/6 Practicing Acceptance Step 2/6 Realizing Your Love Step 3/6 Facing Your Now Step 4/6 Making a Value Decision Step 5/6 Taking Action Step 6/6 Affirming Your Identity Chapter Seven! 211 Harnessing the Power of Emotional Identity Allowing Emotions Developing Emotional Awareness Developing Self-Vision Becoming Flexible and Permissive Summary Work Sheets! 223 Doing the Work Your Ultimate Decision Your Ultimate Decision and Contract Your Ultimate Decision 9 .
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS A Contract With Yourself Your Needs Your Needs Statement Your Expectations Your Expectations Statement Practicing Acceptance How I Practice Acceptance Realizing Your Desire How I am Realizing my Desire Facing Your Now How I am Facing my Now Making a Value Decision How I am Making a Value Decision Taking Action How I am Going to Take Action Affirming Your Emotional Identity How I am Affirming my Emotional Identity Allow Emotions How I am Allowing Emotions Develop Self-Vision How I am Developing Self-Vision Become Flexible and Permissive 10 .
Healer. Sage! 348 • Healing the Luminous Body! 355 • The Four Insights! 358 Bibliography! 363 Contextual Bibliography Personal Notes! 411 11 . CONTENTS How I am Becoming Flexible and Permissive Book Reviews! 241 Books on Vibrational Healing Donna Eden • Energy Medicine! 243 • The Energy Medicine Kit! 249 Richard Gerber • A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine! 253 Jonathan Goldman • Healing Sounds! 261 • Healing Sounds DVD! 276 • Tantra of Sound! 279 Alexander Lowen • Pleasure! 289 • The Language of the Body! 305 Michel Odent • The Functions of the Orgasms! 312 Otto Carl Simonton • Getting Well Again! 327 Alberto Villoldo • Healing States! 342 • Shaman.
some people think that sadomasochism is nor- mal. and others say it’s a perversion. Introduction What are Emotions? What are emotions? To answer this somewhat intricate question. let us look what emotions do. to help our emotions get to flow again and thereby heal our individual . And you may ask what it is that they heal? And I say emotions heal sadism. I propose to have a functional regard on sadism. Our task is. and on emotions. for example on the age of the partners. But that doesn’t really help us to get to know what sa- dism is. The answer is that emotions heal. We have heard of it. and others still say that it all depends. as we don’t yet know what sadism is. So we are not yet really in the light. individually and collectively.
hate or feelings of revenge. The truth is that emotions flow and that flow is what most characterizes the nature of emotions. the emotion explodes. You may think it’s obvious that sa- dism is a pathology where emotions are stuck or absent. emotions are temporary and constantly change and cycle. This is why it’s so impor- tant to be conscious of emotions because consciousness en- hances emotional flow. I would go as far as saying that flow is inherent in emotions in the sense that when the flow is obstructed. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS and cultural sadism. Hence. and thereby harmful. This change of polarity means that the bioenergetic charge contained in the emo- tion changes from plus to minus. As long as they flow. this in turn leads in most cases to the emotion becoming abrasive. More than twenty years of research on emotions re- sulted in my discovery that emotions today still are con- sidered by modern science and psychology as static ele- ments of cognition. even when they are hot and viru- lent. 14 . That is why I speak of emotional flow. but healthy as long as they flow. in our organism. Natural unobstructed emo- tions never are harmful. such as anger. But in our culture this truth is veiled because the bio- energetic nature of emotions is generally ignored. chaotic and de- structive. rage. These hot emotions are not destructive per se. it is generally not known what emotional flow means and what it does. and its polarity is reversed to the opposite. The problem here is that their energy nature is generally denied or overlooked in scientific litera- ture. functionally.
which is why it enhances flow. In this function. pat- terns are relational. but always to be found within relationships. Without understanding the energy pattern. emotions are to be considered not as elements or parts. Life is energy. emotions cannot be properly understood using the phraseology of mainstream psychology for it de- liberately ignores the fact that life is coded in patterns. but as dynamic pat- terns of cognition. As this is so. they serve cognitive and communicative functions inside of the person: emotions. it is impossi- ble to grasp the nature and functionality of emotions. INTRODUCTION Consciousness itself is fluid. not forcibly relationships between the beholder of the emotion and somebody else. knowledge about life was forbidden and left to al- chemists who risked persecution and death if pursuing the only real science that existed at that time: alchemy. when they are vivid and fluid. as modern science still pos- tulates. emotions are relational in the sense that they are not isolated in nature. but prior to such outside communication. Historically. static and material. It is as simple as that. the basic knowledge taboo continues to persist and the dominators only changed camps. This is so because emotions are energy. Yet even during our so-called scientific era of humanity. dynamic and immaterial or energetic. While elements are situational. What formerly was the privilege of 15 . open communication links between our inner selves. In addition. in our past. and not thought or ele- ments of the cognitive process.
Paracelsus. but the very energy that animates all living. inter-relatedness. which is a quantitative term. and inher- ent communication in all organic matter. and the original knowledge about life that was once the tabooed fruit of the tree of knowledge. was handed over to scientists. not kinetic energy in the sense of conventional science. Mesmer and Reich. Goethe. three outstanding researchers. With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1920s by Dr. healers and early pioneers of a holistic energy science. Paracelsus. many of those who were formerly believing in organized religion began to rediscover their true relig- ious identity. and that in all non-Western science tradition was and is recognized and scientifically explored. were perse- cuted throughout their lifetimes and suffered the utmost of disdain by their own colleagues. Edmond Bordeaux-Szekely and their worldwide propagation. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Church officials. Yet they are among the few who understood in the West what life really is made of. Reich. To find teachings separated that are in reality the same comes from a world- 16 . Mesmer. which cannot be quantified because it is subtle. the life force or bioplasmatic energy. What was most taboo in this strangely reductionist sci- ence of the West was the energy. was found to be an intrinsic part of perennial philosophy. Hahnemann and other scientists who originated from the perennial holistic science tradition all were systemic and holistic thinkers and saw the inter-connectedness.
and see relationships between things and events that are seemingly unrelated. This law of energetic flow in the living organism. Perennial science. 17 . is equally true for emotions. typically by repressing particu- lar emotions. The same I found to be true for emotions. and that sees life as a strange conglomerate of unrelated things. building and enhancing vital energy. but as dynamic and en- ergetic. INTRODUCTION view that is residual. thereby obstructing their free flow. In reality life is an integrated whole that is conscious. they are like flowing water. and in which all the parts are connected and functional. vibrant and pure. Holistic sciences are systemic. fragmented. By the same token. emotions turn stagnant when the vital energies retrograde. and its corollary. rejected and blocked. Water was always considered by Eastern sciences as a source of healthy ch’i energy. or- ganic and budding of aliveness. that is when emotions are denied. as water changes its form according to its container. Freely flowing emotions are healthy and foster growth. not mechanical. when the energy be- comes obstructed. and they change quickly. and violent. and also modern holistic science paradigms start from the premise that life can only be understood once we view it not as static and physical. What then happens is that their healthy vital energy becomes unhealthy. This can eas- ily be exemplified by looking at the intrinsic quality of flowing water. schizoid and separative.
this age- old Chinese science has discovered that we can influence the flow of ch’i by arranging the relationship of objects in a certain way. before the Church exerted its absolute and tyrannical control of knowledge. It is interesting to note that even in the West. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS For example. similar to Feng Shui. Paracelsus’ large col- lection of healing remedies and knowledge of plants’ in- trinsic vital energies is deeply rooted in the popular wis- dom of the Pagan Germanic culture. By observing landscapes and measuring ch’i in different landscape formations. or in other terms. These alchemists knew about the forces of nature in as much as their colleagues in the East. However. be it inside or outside the house. scientists and astrologers in the West had an understanding of what at the time was called the ether. to act upon the inside by touching the outside. forbidding what it called alchemistic research. for example in Bali. we would indeed find it doubtful to act upon the invisible by trigger- ing changes in the visible. the Chinese science of Feng Shui teaches how to interact with nature and our environment in a way to positively influence destiny. assumes that we can purify and transform energies so as to trigger multiple blessings. be it in a company or in its surrounding landscape. 18 . A closer look at the princi- ples underlying blessing ceremonies for new houses. reveals an energy-based concept of life that. if we start from a basically static paradigm that reigned since about Aristotle in the West.
This is namely done by integrating our emotions! I will also show how violence. 19 . can be paradigmatically explained and understood by using a bioenergetic. and how we can heal pathologies that are created by the mishandling of emo- tions. and by Eastern science and philosophy. the next step will logically be to ask how to handle our emotions. In the following chapters I shall discuss the scientific and psychological grasp of emotions. INTRODUCTION We can follow it through until Goethe whose scientific writings were profoundly influenced by that same animis- tic worldview. and how they were understood and explained by perennial science. in the various forms that we encounter in modern society. func- tional and dynamic grasp of emotions.
Wilhelm Reich did single- handedly on this important subject. The astounding research Dr. as mainstream science now has to catch up with quite a body of knowledge it so far has per- sistently ignored and rejected. this ignorance is not based upon rational evaluation. Chapter One Science and Emotions Introduction In the present first chapter we shall see that emotions were never truly identified and understood in the Western world because of the general denial to recognize that life is energy. It is probably based upon no evalua- tion at all. as Reich was rejected in some proven cases by . is never mentioned by mainstream scientists. the recent attention emotions get at some universi- ties is after all necessary.
as so many of his acclaimed and slavishly followed theories. We thus need to wait until a more complete body of holistic research is going to elucidate what emotions are and why we need lively emotions for living peacefully and constructively. and its foremost tool. putting the 22 . The few researchers who have shown the truth have been shunned and persecuted throughout their lifetimes and their revelations and important findings have not found the acclaim and the interest they truly de- serve. sexuality has never been truly un- derstood. moralism. Sex research needs to restart from scratch to see where the truth is in matters of sexual attraction. The emotional plague. Yet it would be a possible venue to bring in the lost tree of knowledge and integrate a functional and energy-based view of emotions into cognitive psychology and psychoanalysis. the chance of Western culture growing into an emotionally more balanced and conscious culture was by and large postponed by the recent upsurge of international conservatism that tends to cover up. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS people who have never even read a single one of his nu- merous books. is raising instead of decreasing. the Freudian dogma that assumes all our sexual emotions being unconscious drives (automatisms) is simply a cultural myth. Because of the almost total misevaluation of emotions and the role they play in the healthy unarmored human and animal organism. si- lence and repress scientific and cultural achievements that were being made mostly during the 20th century.
It’s only in neurotic or psychotic disorders that sexuality becomes compulsive. also in natural sexual behavior. which I am going to report be- low. I do not imply this in a mechanistic sense. Contrary to mainstream sexology I am saying that all sexual attrac- tion. In this quality. I shall explain in this chapter that when I say emotions impinge upon our sexual attractions. we then clearly see that at the start of every sexual attraction there was an emotional attraction at first. especially in sexual sadism. What I am say- ing is that emotions are cosmic energy streams and as such are consciousness carriers. As the HeartMath® research. Not at all. then. is conscious in the sense that it can be easily controlled. help us to act correctly toward others. our heart at all times adds on to the sharpness and correctness of our cognitive functions. and emotions flowing from the heart. the natural functional link between emotions and sexual energy streamings makes that we are lucidly aware of our sexual processes and thus do not need laws and draconian punishments for controlling them. such as when you experience joy or anger. clearly shows. CHAPTER ONE myths aside. when it’s not repressed and denied. emotions make the link between our awareness process and our sexual attractions. and not vice versa as most sexologists believe. 23 . sexual attraction follows emotional attraction. In the normal case. the heart. you react sexually upon it. In this sense.
and is widely ineffective as far as passion crime and sexual crime is concerned. This is only now gradually changing for the better. a result of ignorance and superstition. while Western science and psychology completely tap in the dark here. Chinese medicine can explain in detail how emotions turn pathological. as the nature of sexu- ality can’t be understood in a society that is mechanistic in its understanding of the psychosomatic unity. Chinese medi- cine can cure many more diseases than Western medicine can cure. and which is why there 24 . and their interaction. and doesn’t encounter the fear that surrounds sexual matters in the Western world. There are thus political. This fear is largely the fear of the unknown. knew that emo- tions are nothing but flowing ch’i. which is why Chinese medicine can so effectively regulate emotional disorders. Perennial science. which is why our whole criminal law system is based upon ignorance. with the result that sadism is not understood by psychiatry. This is among other reasons why in Asia. legal and social pol- icy considerations flowing out from my reevaluation of emotions in the setting of modern culture. which are energetic misbalances. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS This is something that really was never understood in the whole of Western scientific history. As the root cause of many physical diseases are emotional disorders. sexual- ity is much better understood than in the West. especially in China. but we are still far from the understanding Chinese science has about emo- tions and sexuality.
25 . This is because Reich understood that schizophrenia is an energy misbalance. Functional emotional flow is the foundation for psy- chosomatic health. an obstruction of the emotional flow. probably for the first time in our psychiatric history. Schizophrenia is a good test forum for seeing the valid- ity of what I am saying. because the clarity of perception is veiled. if there is one main characteristic that we can be sure of. Not for nothing schizophrenia was incurable. are in a state of flow. That is why the functional understanding of emotions is paramount for the correct cognitive evaluation of both physical and mental ill- ness. And emotions. with a mechanistic science paradigm. All our cognition. No wonder. the perception process works upside-down in a sense to create delusions. this is inevitable for it has no measuring devices for what is in a flow condition. When the emotional flow is obstructed. it’s as simple as that. CHAPTER ONE are no recommended strategies to prevent sexual and non- sexual sadism from unfolding. and is cured once the emo- tional flow is again intact. until Wilhelm Reich used techniques very simi- lar to Chinese medicine. our percep- tion and also the information processing in our brain is dependent upon our emotional flow. and not like static objects that can be easily observed. and could cure it. The Myopic View It has often been stated that emotions are difficult to grasp by modern research.
I have considered spiritual traditions and the teaching of the various religions in matters of con- sciousness. and in the Indian science tradition as prana. For example. My research on these subjects extended over the last twenty years. but also the heretical Western holistic science tradition as well as recent discoveries in quantum physics. with the wistful Chinese science tradi- tion. cellular biology. official science rejected their amazing research with stereotype arguments that clearly were and are conse- quences of the materialistic worldview. The reason for the split is the lack in of a unifying en- ergy concept as it existed for millennia in the Chinese sci- ence tradition as ch’i. This rigid sci- entific dualism is one of the reasons why modern science remains ignorant to this day about the true nature of our emotions. and I considered not only perennial Asian science traditions. While some rather singular heretics affirmed a similar science concept in the West. while non-Western scientific traditions recognize that nature cannot be put in either-or concepts that dissect life as early medical science dissected cadavers. and cell resonance research. and I clearly found a unifying theory for the cosmic energy field to be existent as a perennial science 26 . the perennial science of Feng Shui has formulated the laws pertaining to the cosmic energy. since about the times of the Industrial Revolu- tion. suffers from a schizoid split between mind and mat- ter. and especially about the fact how emotions impact upon our sexual attractions. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Science. In addition.
or rather from E to Emonics. the mind being the larger notion. CHAPTER ONE concept. My task was thus to come up with this termi- nology and formulate it rigorously from A to Z. Typically. What Emotions Really Are Human emotions are not what our science assumes. or rather projects upon them. our emotions are directly sparked by divine energy and thus by divine consciousness. The mind bears an essential connectedness with the whole of the universe and creation. They are not part of thinking. In clear text. and very importantly so because they are intelligent at a much higher level than mere thought or thinking. eventually sci- entists agree that the brain and the mind are not synony- mous but that the brain is something like an interface for the mind. Now. under the new science paradigm that is being forged under the pulpit of quantum physics. this scientific residue para- digm was unable to explain extrasensorial perception (ESP). that however suffers from the lack of a unified terminology. I will try to demonstrate further down that every in- 27 . This holistic vision of brain-mind replaces the former view that saw mind and brain as separated and that gave an undue importance and exclusiveness to the brain in ex- plaining cognition. psychic phe- nomena. In addi- tion. They are what we use to call mind. while they are well patterns of the cognitive process and thus serve cognition. multisensorial perception (MSP) and generally.
not upon the dream but merely upon that vibration that emanated from the person in the dream. The hanger is invariably that vibrational code that I in- tuitively grasp as something like a cosmic identifier that dis- tinguishes that specific person from any other person. a unique vibrational ID tag that is scanna- ble. I have myself this sensitivity since childhood. yet after waking up. I experience a clear con- sciousness hint that lets me intuit that I had a dream about somebody I know well. And typi- cally. clairvoyants and generally highly sensitive humans are able to recognize this cosmic energy code as an emo- tional identity code. a friend or relative but then forget about the dream. In other words. I remember the person and the whole of the dream. is not the dream. I only need to sit down and focus. Thus. it often occurs that I dream of a specific person that I know well. but something like a red flag that guides me to- ward recovering the dream. The first of these laws can be put in the simple formula E ! Consciousness. For example. my research approach to emotions is an attempt to scientifically describe a unified field theory of con- sciousness in which certain laws are contained that cannot be explained and apprehended by a Newtonian or gener- ally mechanistic science paradigm. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS dividual bears a unique cosmic identity code which is a vi- brational code. what I receive first. I clearly recognize persons in dreams by their vibrational code. doing this for a little moment. 28 .
generations back in time Chinese wisdom and science were already knowledgeable about the true roots of life and the fundamental metarational connectedness and cyclic nature of all living. ‣ Consciousness-travel back in time and forward in time. ‣ A deeper understanding of love as an emonics key. The practical consequences of a unified field the- ory regarding the cosmic energy are gigantic! To name only a few of the more immediate results that this science para- digm would trigger: ‣ A direct impact of consciousness upon time. ‣ Full dominion over emotional and sexual conditioning. Chinese Medicine always saw emotions as directly related to the flow of the bioenergy. is a cosmic en- ergy field. ‣ Space ships that fly way above the speed of the light. ‣ and many more. ‣ A direct impact of consciousness upon psychic health. in turn. ‣ Full dominion for handling psychosomatic disease. ‣ Intelligent and smooth handling of sexual paraphilias. CHAPTER ONE This formula says that the supreme energy molds con- sciousness and that consciousness. ‣ Consciousness-based instead of morality-based education. Traditional Chinese medicine emphasizes the relationship 29 . How Emotions Become Pathological In fact.
grief. Traditional Chinese medicine considers that the normal or abnormal function of an unrestrained and free flowing ch’i is directly related to emotional activities. Seven emotional factors are recognized: joy. worry. fear. and that the mental state is not only dominated by the heart but also the liver. these physiological phenomena will not cause disease. the bioenergetic flow. an easy mind and happy emotions. it will directly affect the individual’s emotional state. They are the main pathogenic factors of endogenous diseases. If there is a dysfunction in the free flow of ch’i. then they may induce long- standing changes that result in diseases. anger. Vital energy is in a con- tinuous flow. sweet and melting organ sensations are the natural state of a bioener- getically freely flowing organism. The two organisms then be- 30 . and fright. Pathogenic emo- tional factors are considered capable of disturbing the functional activities of ch’i. Wilhelm Reich. the body enjoys a harmonious circulation of ch’i and blood. Only when emotions get out of balance. melancholy. Under normal conditions. this flow is enhanced when we love and feel attracted to another organism. These seven pathogenic emotions are physiologi- cal reflections of the state of mind of the person or are in- duced by environmental factors. however. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS between diseases and emotions. According to the late Dr. losing their kaleidoscopic nature by one emotion dominating another. When ch’i activities are normal.
usually as heat or a pleasant warm flow circulating from the top of our head until our toes. and back. muscles are particularly crisp and inhibit the free flow of the vital energy. the upper neck and the region between the eyebrows. What happens is that emotions that nor- mally are warm and agreeable are perceived as threatening and anxiety-inducing. Streaming is something that only the normal unarmored character can perceive. The sadistic character is the result of a bioenergetic lock that comprises primarily the pelvis region. it is now gradually becoming the natural ingredient of a truly holistic science paradigm that we are presently for- 31 . Typically. Michel Odent stated in one of his books that emotions are fully functional modes of perception. While this view was here- tic under the schizoid Newtonian or Cartesian worldview. more the person is locked in neurosis. the more the natural organ sensations are perceived as alien to the organism and thus as outside forces. In these regions. which represents reduced perception. This is particularly pronounced in the extreme case of a total bioenergetic lock that we know as schizophrenia. usually within or after puberty begins to exhibit character- istics of an armored or sadistic character. as in our culture from babyhood our body sensations are veiled. repressed and called sinful and bad. the organism’s vitality begins to shrink and finally. CHAPTER ONE gin to vibrate in unison which reinforces the bioenergetic streaming in each of the organisms. genuine antennas of lucid and aware consciousness. However.
almost all cultures somehow recog- nize the energy nature of life and living. a series of experimental discoveries was made in physics that called for a change in our world- view. p. 24: Almost a century ago. more universal mind that inhabits all beings. ani- mated or inanimate. 19. notes: In human biology masculine and feminine characteristics are not neatly separated but occur. What started showing up were … anomalies that could not be explained by classical physics. in his book The Turning Point (1987). What Scientists Say Amit Goswami writes in his book The Self-Aware Uni- verse (1995). go through yin and yang 32 . Baron d’Holbach (1723-1789) said that knowledge be- comes comprehension when it swings with emotion. whereas in what Riane Eisler coined as the partnership worldview. in both sexes. in varying proportions. Fritjof Capra. p. but mainly because of the nature of modern science. It has often been asserted that emotions were difficult to grasp by modern research. mind is imbedded in nature in the sense that our mind is part of a larger. the Chinese ancients believed that all people. This may be true. These anomalies opened the door to a revolution in scientific thought. Similarly. whether men or women. By the same token. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS mulating under the spell of the rigorous and highly para- doxical science of quantum physics. and its almost neurotic split between mind and nature.
In fact. It’s a frontline science running with the stupid dullness of soldiers rather than marching with the enlightenment of wistful healers. Capra notes that our so- ciety has consistently favored the yang over the yin—ra- tional knowledge over intuitive wisdom. with the doctor as war marshal. a typical male profession—while in antiquity it was a female profes- sion. none of the values pursued by our culture is intrinsically bad. science over re- ligion. but by isolating them from their polar opposites. is reproduced in our culture by matter medicine that is yang and authoritarian. so typical for our recent past. and so on. exploitation of natu- ral resources over conservation. it is a bullet science that tries to jerk out un- wanted intruders in the form of bacteria and viruses. the laser gun in his hand to cut off cancer tumors. The personality of each man and each woman is not a static entity but a dynamic phenomenon resulting from the interplay between feminine and masculine elements. generations back in time we were much more knowledgeable about the true roots of life and the funda- mental metarational connectedness and cyclic nature of all living. Today. competition over cooperation. by focusing on the yang and investing 33 . which has established a rigid order in which all men are supposed to be masculine and all women feminine. CHAPTER ONE phases. Capra writes: According to Chinese wisdom. and has distorted the meaning of those terms by giving men the leading roles and most of society’s privileges. The same split between mind (yang) and matter (yin). This view of human nature is in sharp contrast to that of our pa- triarchal culture.
and not mental or chemical or mechanical. like the ether of nineteenth- century physics. (Id. we have brought about the current sad state of affairs. Reich saw this orgone energy as some kind of primordial substance. functions. accord- ing to Reich. (Id. Actually.. Fritjof Capra affirms in The Turning Point (1987). 45. Like the Chinese. it shows not only that schizophrenia is a purely emotional or biophysical dis- 34 . p. that Wilhelm Reich’s orgonomy quite closely and accurately re- flects the energetic truth that was always recognized in Eastern science and worldview: It is evident that Reich’s concept of bioenergy comes very close to the Chinese concept of ch’i. One of the few if not the only occidental researcher who has understood the role of our emotions was Wilhelm Reich. 22).. 378). present everywhere in the atmosphere and ex- tending through all space. Inanimate as well as living matter. derives from orgone energy through a compli- cated process of differentiation. plasmatic. he also saw the energy flow in the body as a reflection of a process that goes on in the uni- verse at large. The mentioned case study on schizophrenia that Reich conducted is highly revealing. To him bioenergy was a special manifestation of a form of cosmic energy that he called orgone energy. In a case report entitled The Schizophrenic Split (1945/ 1972). Reich emphasized the cyclical nature of the organism’s flow proc- esses and. Reich states: Emotions are bioenergetic. like the Chinese. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS it with moral virtue and political power.
Reich’s case report gives us hints on the na- ture of emotions. The difference is not one in quality but only one of de- gree. 35 . are perceived as alien by the person. Early in childhood we all have been told that the hot melting feelings that we experience when we feel attracted to a person are bad and guilt-inducing and have to be blinded out. schizophrenia is not a mental illness. but also that the mental state of the patient is impeccable. CHAPTER ONE turbance. We can clearly distinguish two levels of paranoia. a socially accepted paranoia. But beyond that insight. on the one hand. on the other. Reich notes repeatedly that schizophre- nia comes about through the repression of our perception of emotions. Sweet and melting organ sensations are the natural state of a freely flowing orgonotically rich or- ganism. and in most cases even superior to a control person. thus. The devil is exactly all those desires and longings that are disintegrated and kept at stake by a strong rigid character armor and that. The first vintage is religion. Emotions and Schizophrenia Hence. and the pa- thology schizophrenia. or what is commonly called religion. alien both in the sense of outside of the body and in the sense of guilt inducing. But schizophrenia is only an extreme case of what po- tentially is already present in the civilized repressed hu- man.
because the whole crazy belief system is already fully developed in so- cially accepted paranoia in the form of organized religion. while HeartMath® research has created a pathway to integrate emotions into our understanding of cognitive functions. certain bioenergetic states of the organism. and correspond to. It’s really only a small step. As Reich remarks: In contradistinction to the schizophrenic structure. Thus. Reich concluded that most misperceptions of reality go back to early childhood and 36 . in homo normalis.. it was a heretic view. after all. 45). INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS One step ahead we are right in the circus of schizo- phrenia. Long before Frederick Leboyer and Michel Odent and the fashionable approach to so-called nonviolent childbirth. we must conclude that the mental functions of self- perception and consciousness are directly related to. Based upon his clinical work with neurotic and psychotic patients. Wilhelm Reich showed the disastrous effects of early emo- tional and tactile deprivation during conventional birthing and infant circumcision. in kind as well as in degree. 17). Reich reached alarming conclusions as to the the structure of our society: Thus. the split of the personality is hidden. the struc- ture of homo normalis keeps one or the other of the contra- dictory structures continually in a state of repression. (Id. The view that emotions are genuine antennas of lucid and aware consciousness is highly uncommon in our science tra- dition. From these important insights. (Id. Still in the recent past..
CHAPTER ONE have their roots in early life-denying prohibitions and re- peated harsh punishments of small children. Historically. See also R. as for example in the Calvinistic belief system. Prescott. James W. —See. as many studies have shown. pp. out of its own resources. A Cross-Cultural Summary (1967) and James W. Textor. Lloyd DeMause (ed. —Wilhelm Reich. Body Pleasure and the Origins of Violence (1975). Deprivation of Physical Affection as a Primary Process in the Development of Physical Violence (1979).E. an empty sack or a chemical ma- chine into which everybody and anybody can pour his or her special ideas of what a human being ought to be. B. generally sinful creatures. babies who enjoyed a lov- ing and supportive upbringing and who received lots of tactile affection.L. 77. 20 When Reich examined healthy babies raised in a way that is bioenergetically correct. stating: If no severe damage has already been inflicted on it in the womb. the new-born infant brings with it all the richness of natural plasticity and development. R. The History of Child- hood (1974). will make con- tact with its environment and begin to shape that environ- ment according to its needs. small chil- dren were considered as insensitive or. as so many erroneously believe. Children of the Future (1950). Forbidden Sexual Behavior and Morality (1962). Reich corrects this wrong perception. The Pleasure Areas (1973). Masters. he found that these babies did not at all resemble to the kind that for example were known to Sig- 37 . Prescott. It brings with it an enormously productive and adaptive en- ergy system which.). See also Herbert James Campbell. for example. This infant is not. 78.
Even as a small child he used to share things with his par- ents or other children. but got desperate when other children only took from him without responding to his kindness. In one word.. he disliked noise and roughness intensely. shared what he had. He was not taught to do so. He ran well and was very active most of the time. like little David. There was no imbalance. these children. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS mund Freud when he established his theories. he got along with nearly everyone and made friends easily. have no sadistic drives at all: His body was soft. His gait was coordinated. 26-27) This was with even more convincing clarity visible by the fact that David and other of those freely raised children had no interest at all in playing with their feces. David was social to a very high degree. His parents reported that when he slept his ears became red and his face strongly flushed. as Freud had considered it as a normal behavior for a baby. His skin was warm and radiated orgonotic heat. it yielded easily to any kind of passive movement. We may assume with some certainty that an organism which yields to its natural emotions is also inclined to be outgoing in other re- spects. soft and yielding. these qualities developed quite spontaneously. hit and run’ attitude of armored character structures. The parents admitted they had often wondered and worried about how this yielding attitude would affect his later existence when he met the ‚take. On the other hand. particularly in the region of the solar plexus. he caught his balance easily when he tripped. which will be discussed later. (Id. David gave freely. apart from some restric- tion in the pelvis. Reich’s findings clearly invalidated Freud’s assumptions and showed 38 . There was no rigidity.
cats. the general high destructiveness of large 39 . On the other hand. knowledge of how to prevent the development of sa- dism in our children would make most of the campaigning for peace unnecessary. research mice. This fact is in agreement with the natural cleanliness seen in dogs. Reich’s research on infants and his earlier research on adults clearly shows that the sadistic structure of modern man. (Id. He showed repugnance to excretions of his own accord. 31). To conclude. The observa- tions were correct. which came about because psychoanalysis derived its observations from armored character structures and mistook secondary drives for naturally given tendencies. (Id. but were gen- eralized for all children: Neither was he in any way taught to be regular or clean. 29). and they probably are the worst means of cheating people out of peaceful lives in the interests of political power machines.. but they pertained only to already dis- torted human structures. From his observations. There would be no secondary-drive structure in the human animal on which to build for wars. Reich again extrapolates and lets us perceive the high political impact of his findings: The peace revolutions are. no more than desperate attempts at curing political malignancy. CHAPTER ONE that Freud more or less was creating myths as his findings were based upon repressively raised children. at best.. Thus tales about ‚natural. This mistake led to the notion that the child is born with inclinations towards dirtiness and has to ‚sublimate’ its pregenital anal desires. inherited’ liking for fecal pleasures turn out to be a myth. etc.
I drafted them for the first time in the 1990s. 2004. Stephen Covey reports in his book The 8th Habit (2004) that controlled double-blind scientific labora- tory studies ‘are producing increasing evidence of the close relationship between body (physical).. flexibility. With children raised in a naturally nurturing setting. but I was not sure that it would happen still in my lifetime. 33- 34). as most religions have taught. Now this has well been the case. honesty. but are secondary pathological effects of anti-life education and repressive. London: Simon & Schuster.’ —Stephen R. 51 Before I go more into detail using the original research report. mind (thinking) and heart (feeling). The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Great- ness. emotional balance and high contact ability. (Id. The HeartMath® Research The insights I formulated and presented in this chapter are based upon intuition and experience. let me outline here the quite far-reaching conclu- 40 . INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS civilizations and the craving for authority in most of little men in our world are not inborn faults in the human setup. sadistic and brutal child-rearing that disregards most of the emotional and tac- tile needs of the child. Covey. Reich observed the qualities that we wish were common characteristics of the human condition: fearlessness. I expected that one day scientific research would prove them to be true.
and our spiritual intelligence have however been discovered more recently only. emotional competence is twice as important as purely cognitive abili- ties. 1995 Goleman writes in one of his later books. 1998. ‣ Our Mental Intelligence (IQ). namely our gut. New York: Bantam Books. Emotional Intelligence. CHAPTER ONE sions that Dr. —See for example Daniel Goleman. in every field. 31 The intelligence of our body. It was widened in the 1970s by the understanding of ‘emotional intelligence’ or EQ. Covey drew from it. The IQ is our classical intelligence concept as affirmed by psychology and early brain research. Working with Emotional Intelligence. summarizing his many years of research on emotional intelligence that ‘for star performance in all jobs. ‣ Our Emotional Intelligence (EQ). ‣ Our Spiritual Intelligence (SQ).’ —Daniel Goleman. Bantam Books. New York. calling it our four intel- ligences: ‣ Our physical intelligence (PQ). Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer write in their research report: The human body is an incredible system—roughly 7 trillion cells with a mind-boggling level of physical and biochemical 41 .
much of it unconscious. 27-28. aloof activ- ity uncontaminated and unaffected by emotions has been shown in this and much other recent research to be an out- dated and misguided myth. that is.’ We all live in a different world after all for we take the inputs received through our senses and process that 42 . These scientists have termed the inner state that is con- ducive to success ‘inner coherence. CA: Planetary Publish- ing. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS coordination necessary just to turn a page. This revolutionary research confirmed what mystics already knew under the oldest of traditions. When was the last time you reminded your heart to beat. cough. that self-regulation is built in our body and mind system.’ Based on this insight. your lungs to expand and contract. or drive a car. Intelligence manages the whole system. 2004. From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance. they are talking about the need for inner leadership and in- ternal self-management as the starting point of all highly ef- fective leadership. namely that the world is an ‘internally created phenome- non. Boulder Creek. The notion that intelligence is a purely cerebral. When you consider how little of it you have to think about. or your digestive organs to secrete just the right chemicals at just the right time? These and a myriad of other processes are handled unconsciously for us every mo- ment we live. and that peak performance is a result of inner peace is now confirmed by HeartMath® research. and 33 What I was trying to point out in my own words. —Doc Childre & Bruce Cryer. it becomes even more amazing.
2004. decision-making. From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance. health and well-being all im- prove when mind and emotions are coherent and relatively noise-free. and is emotional. CA: Planetary Publish- ing. CHAPTER ONE sensory data through our mental setup. the old model proves to be increasingly in sufficient. that the authors summarize their research in these alarming terms: In an age of chaos. emotional management or mismanage- ment is more important in determining the long-term suc- cess of an organization than product success or process im- provements. I know that today organiza- tions not just in Asia but everywhere in the world are chal- lenged at a very high level. —Doc Childre & Bruce Cryer. then. This is as true of start-up firms that experience 43 . but with the networked world economy and the relocation of pro- ducing markets to virtually everywhere on the globe. our beliefs and out emotions to create what each of us experiences as ‘the world out there.’ The authors write in their report: Creativity. this was still quite workable. which means the human being that has also an irrational side. rather than an always rational robot. 3 From my several years of work experience as a corpo- rate trainer in South-East Asia. It is not surprising. Under the old leadership paradigm and be- fore globalization. Boulder Creek. The mechanistic management solutions most executives have learnt and believed in are not working any more because they disregarded the hu- man element.
or believe that it’s enough to have a psychologist in the house. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS rapid success but are unprepared for its operational realities as it is for the massive older organization or institution af- fected by large-scale emotional turmoil and malaise of its workforce. they will fall back on old memories. If organizations continue to leave people alone and without professional support in handling their emotional conflicts and challenges. 34-35 What this research also revealed is that the cognitive capacities of employees become far more sharp and effec- tive as emotions become balanced. From Chaos to Coherence. understood and inte- grated. From Chaos to Coherence. —Doc Childre & Bruce Cryer. It is also true that 80% of the Fortune 500 compa- nies of 1970 have disappeared off the list. 34 This is why the individual learning experience assumes such a great importance. a person often avoids learning environments and challenges because of unpleasant feelings imbedded in neural tracks in our brains during ear- lier learning experiences. Without conscious thought or choice. When executives and workers in a company are left alone to self-manage their emotions and learn new knowledge. Abundant re- search delivered the proof that millions of people today are 44 . they will not be able to help their staff handle the enormous stress that today is part of organizational life everywhere on the globe. those namely they had in school or even earlier. —Doc Childre & Bruce Cryer.
The Stress of Life. —Doc Childre & Bruce Cryer.’ In so doing. He even asserted that some basic level of stress is needed for advancing in life. According to HeartMath® research it depends on the person’s ability to handle their individual ‘stress response. Revised Edition. resulting in increased conscious aware- ness and greater intelligence. in other words. 1978/1984. New York: McGraw-Hill. From Chaos to Coherence. 45 . a person skilled in self-management can actually take stress as an opportunity for personal growth. our emotional system can cope with stress if stress levels remain within reasonable boundaries. CHAPTER ONE maladapted to handle the stress of life in our modern con- sumer societies. for example. Thus chaos is not the problem. but how long we need to build inner coher- ence. Hans Selye. 43-44 This research also demonstrated that when the electri- cal patterns of the brain synchronize with the rhythmic patterns of the heart people operate with greater physio- logical coherence. Research in emotional intelligence has shown that the most successful people in life are the ones who have learned to manage their emotional reactiveness. neutralizing or trans- forming negative emotions in the process of gaining a new richness of experience. —See. with many references Hans Selye was the first researcher who found that not all forms of stress are harmful. both at work and at home.
We need. people can learn to ‘rewire’ maladapted neural tracks that inhibit learning. contrary to more traditional neuroscience. the am- plitude of the heart’s signal is 40 to 60 times stronger than that of the brain! 46 . although the heart and brain each radiate electrical frequencies. and compassion is key to greater brain efficiency. apprecia- tion. and a more emotionally balanced life. 45-46 One of the most cutting-edge findings of this research is that. as a society. —Doc Childre & Bruce Cryer. This is so much the more important as. as an em- ployer. en- hanced learning. This fact alone opens enormous possibilities for assist- ing employees with professional mind and brain changing tools targeting at not only boosting their performance level but changing their self-understanding in virtually limitless ways. to stop blaming our emotional nature for misman- aged emotions and start to see the heart for what it is—the source of our core power intelligence. This is one reason why heart intelligence is such a powerful metaphor for increasing personal and organizational effec- tiveness. and emotional maturity that are neces- sary for achieving success. The brain has showed to have an enormous plasticity for those processes of rewiring neu- ral networks and change preferred pathways that were laid down in early childhood. From Chaos to Coherence. growth. and even more so. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS The ability to self-generate feelings such as care.
fundamen- tal. and easily distracted. Emotions and organizations without the intelligent balance that comes from the heart create flash fires of instability and waste. businesslike. 47 . and 44% in intentions to leave the company. from the 7 trillion cells it nourishes to the life it sustains to the vitality it ensures—intuitive. 55 The results measured after implementing this research are staggering. —Doc Childre & Bruce Cryer. Groups operating only on instinct arising from gut feelings and often based in fear stay constrained in modalities that imprison the spirit and age prematurely. intelligent. the first priority. From Chaos to Coherence. CHAPTER ONE A mind or organization without heart is scattered. The heart puts first things first. core. missing a heart intelligent perspective that could offer deeper understand- ing. Incoherences rules. impul- sive. causing people to stay locked in self-justified mental loops. 65% in anger. They included reductions of 65% in tension. 87% in fatigue. 51. People leave.
currents that are manifestations of the bio- energy. and thus are fluid. Without flow. there is no emotional life. by analogy. Narcissism. is characterized by the fact that the person has become like an automaton. I shall be asking how we can handle our emotional flow? I have explained that emotions are streamings. without emo- tional flow. we die within a few minutes. as a pathology. there is no life. with the result that they suppressed some of their emotions. Systems research has shown us that where there is life. . Many people in our culture are emotionally dead be- cause education or abuse has triggered in them a ‘No’ re- sponse to life. Chapter Two Handling Emotional Flow Introduction In the present chapter. there is flow! When our blood flow is obstructed in any way.
unable to relate empathetically to another. you suppress them all. or Tao. by Simonton & Simonton in Cali- fornia. intuitive intelligence. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS speaking in monologues. considering the wounding itself combined with a certain lack of ability to handle emotional wounds as the prime factors in the etiology of cancer. All emotions are interactive in the sense that they are linked together in what I call a dynamic kaleidoscope. duality. as the state of equilibrium would equal death. symbolized by the five elements interact- ing upon each other. this means that when you suppress one emotion. This is only seem- ingly a contradiction as what counts is simply the ‘natural flow state. The five basic patterns that regulate our emotional states are flow. and equilibrium. resulting in change. In addition. We can thus observe that what in perennial science is called harmony of all living systems means in modern terms that they are far from equilibrium. This is exactly why people can be emotionally 50 . is an approach that cognizes and systematizes the impact of emotional wounding on the whole of the mind- body. typically to be recog- nized in the fact that there is balance and harmony.’ however we describe it. interactivity. for example. as it is applied. alternative cancer research and therapy. living systems are namely far from equilibrium. represented by the alternating cycle of yin and yang. Applying the ter- minology of systems research. Please note that this concept of equilibrium is not to be confused with the same term in systems research. The reason is that the emotional flow is blocked.
’ or where the general approach to life is principle-ridden instead of yielding and spontaneous. Mo- rality is about the worst regulatory principle that ever was coined to regulate human behavior. All crime is in last resort the result of too much of control. while this is generally not under- stood in most cultures that are based on a principle of ‘high morality. CHAPTER TWO numb. the person will never be able to achieve courage. suppresses rage. It namely means that ‘controlling’ emotions is the wrong approach. as it’s counterproductive. not of too little control. the person cannot grow emotionally. In other words. after leaving behind a serpent skin. but just one of them. (See only that the word rage is contained in the word courage …). for example. because courage is the higher octave of rage. it’s love that is the prime energy life is founded upon. to understand them. and individuation will be greatly impaired. When a person suppresses mourning. Thus the lesson to learn is to handle emotions construc- tively in the sense to accept them. If a person. functionally speaking. moral- ity is the very contrary of love. she cannot attain true joy. the state typical after a trans- formation. not morality. and to integrate them. it is not required to suppress all emotions. When a person suppresses sorrow. as we have seen above. 51 . bringing about a state where emotions become more and more un- ruly and difficult to handle. because for this to happen. etc. The same is true for mourning and individuation.
Understanding the energetic and flowing nature of our emotions challenges us for learning about life. that it cycles. the form of the ethe- real body is egg-like and wobbling. The DNA is a spiral but not one that extends on one di- mension but that climbs at every cycle one step higher in evolution. and not linear. is that it flows. always in dynamic ex- change with the environment. a synapse for osmotic ex- change between the energies that surround us and those that are contained in our individuated shell. They can only be under- stood if we grasp their nature as e-motion. spiraled. as we have seen already. a few inches away. for the psychic. and not one-dimensional. Humans. Its movement is circular. but dynamic. and also for our emotions. that it moves. Our emotions are actually bioelectric currents. psychics and bioenergy healers since times immemo- rial: it is part of our ethereal or luminous body. I express this truth by 52 . a shining fluid shell that surrounds our physical body. The most es- sential characteristic of energy. Their pre- dominant characteristic is change. Our emotions recycle. they are not linear. The subtle emotional body was known to parapsycholo- gists. and they are not static. transparent and invisible. The DNA is a very good metaphor for life as a whole. bioelectric mo- tion. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Emotions are Functional Our emotions are functional. are eggs.
irradiated from the cell plasma into the aura and from there into the whole of the universe. at that time still writing in German. Wilhelm Reich. as perhaps the first Western physician. When blocking one emotion. we will then also see that it is dysfunctional to suppress one emotion or. of an Ausdrucksbewegung. An e-motion is a movement out of something and into something else. or. saw the linguistic truth as well as the energy truth of emo- tions. He spoke. and thus movement. and it’s squeezed out. a movement of pressing or squeezing something out. CHAPTER TWO speaking of a kaleidoscope of emotions. What is it that is squeezed out and from where? It’s bioenergy. Once we understand the bioenergetic nature of emotions and the fact that they constantly cycle. and ‘expression. Let us have a closer look at the etymological roots of these words: ‘emotions’. we will become aware that it is unhealthy to keep stuck in one emotion and impede it from changing. you block them all. Emotions do connote motion. squeezing something out. to interchange one emotion for another by repressing the one we find too queer by another that we find more acceptable. An ex-pression describes the fact of press- ing. and ex-pression. We are light bulbs in fact and our emotions are patterns of bodily elec- tricity! 53 . I get closer to the truth because language is often significant. to use a better term. even worse.’ When I write e- motion.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS The essential characteristic of e-motion thus is that it is but the continuous movement of the cell plasma itself. Pleasure-inducing sensations cause an e-motion of the protoplasm originating from the nucleus and emanating toward the periphery while painful sensations or fear rather cause a contraction of the system. However. stream- ing from the nucleus toward the periphery. Anger or sexual desire are centrifu- gal forces from the cell nucleus toward the periphery of the cell. Reich concludes that. by the 54 . returning from the periphery to the nucleus. which is contractive. the emotions that are cen- tripetal such as fear. It is only because modern science used to be blind to the bioenergy function within the organism that it was not able to measure. which is expansive. we can talk about two basic emotions: lust. and thus a movement of the sensation from the periphery toward the nucleus. and beyond—we can say that they have a bioelectrical function of discharge. and fear. What is Emotional Flow? We can put it in simpler terms and conclude that emo- tions are how we perceive the natural flow of the vital en- ergy in our organism. contract the system and thus charge the system bioelectrically. and was not able to develop devices to meas- ure the bioelectric charges and discharges that emotions cause to happen within the cell protoplasm. as a result of these expansion and contraction movements in the plasma responding to the nature of the incoming emotional stimulus. vice versa.
What is conveyed here is not a singular phenomenon. CHAPTER TWO time of this writing. This is so because our body movements reflect our in- ner bioplasmatic movements in a stunning manner. We talk about the expression of our emotions. modern energy science. a Gestalt. This very movement of the bioenergy. We talk about impres- sions when we talk about vivid emotional. and accordingly from the innermost of the body toward the energetic ethereal energy reservoir of the aura. manifesting as expression and impression. and accordingly from the aura into the cellular protoplasm. or the impression we had of a certain person. sensational or pictorial experiences. the impression a sunset made upon us. We can thus observe a bipolar directional movement of our vital energy. Tiller’s book Psychoenergetic Science (2007). language de- scribes organ sensations. We affirm that emotions need to be expressed. Expression is the bioenergetic flow from the nucleus to the periphery of the cell. either expan- sive or contractive. an informa- tion that cannot be given by verbal language alone. 55 . in the cell plasma according to the out- flow or inflow of bioelectric currents in the form of emo- tions is exactly what makes the living and the difference to non-living matter. as for example reported in William A. It is not just a word game. Impres- sion is the bioenergetic flow of the vital energy from the cell’s periphery toward the nucleus. the impression that a film left on our memory. but a sort of holistic total expression of our being.
instead of just looking at the specific cancerous tumor. but because we are too little emotional! And guess who is more likely to die from a coronary or a cancer. O. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS After this functional explanation of emotions. The truth is that they are better adjusted than those who repress their rage! Wilhelm Reich once said that why we have so many wars. are considered as imbalanced and maladjusted to society.’ as part of traditional patriar- chal education. or rather their lack of an emo- 56 . violence and genocide in the world is not because we are too emotional. let us look at rage. Let me demonstrate this fact by an example. In our cul- ture. those who express their anger or those who sup- press their anger? The answer is obvious: those who sup- press their anger. Alternative cancer therapists such as Dr. Carl Si- monton focus on liberating pent-up emotions in an alterna- tive setting where. the whole emotional life of the patient. rage is considered as per se dangerous. be it children or adults. the entire life of the patient is subject of the therapy. it may be more easily understood why the moralizing distinction of emotions in ‘good’ and ‘bad. and that means in the first place. the quintessentially ‘bad’ emotion within a civiliza- tion that builds on the repression of emotions. people who experience temper tantrums once in a while. has done almost irreparable damage to psy- chosomatic wholeness and as a result fragmented us into split personalities that function in a schizoid manner.
. The emotional disturbance is most often brought about by a lack of inner communication on an emotional level. but weak and confused and do not attack healthy plasma but just overproduce be- cause they contain wrong genetic information. truly is a problem of cellular communication. O. Carl Simonton. And whereas normal cells communicate effectively with their environment to determine their optimal size and rate of reproduction. earlier in life. and not an incurable fate that needs bullet medicine and expensive chemother- apy. are not strong and powerful. It was established by Simonton and other alternative cancer therapists that cancer cells. Cancer thus can be said to repre- sent an emotional disturbance. Getting Well Again (1978) Cancer. et al. CHAPTER TWO tional life. the communication and self-organization of malignant cells are impaired. their suppressing basic emotions since years if not decades. much as all of our emotional problems. contrary to common myths. just that. nature and our organism are valid for emotions. —See Dr. The five basic patterns regulating our emotional states are: 57 . In fact. the same principles that are valid for energetic and systemic processes in the cosmos. As a consequence they grow larger than healthy cells and reproduce recklessly.
the I Ching. and that there are and will be no masters in it. The Leadership I Ching (2014) Studying the I Ching since many years. Change and its laws are a mystery for most of us. I am aware that there is no end in finding out about the deep mystery of life. although most of us today ig- nore them. change is only in part depend- ent on our acting and influence upon destiny by our con- scious and unconscious thought and emotional patterns. a five thousand years old wisdom and oracle book from China. However. In fact. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS ‣ 1 Change (Flow) ‣ 2 Tao (Intelligence) ‣ 3 Yin and Yang (Duality) ‣ 4 The Five Elements (Interactivity) ‣ 5 Balance and Harmony (Equilibrium) 1) Change (Flow) The I Ching. also called Book of Changes. repre- sents in its sixty-four hexagrams millions of possible com- binations of change. —See Peter Fritz Walter. What the I Ching basically teaches is that stability can- not consist in rigidly adhering to a present situation or 58 . brings in our lives a factor of predictability that is very valuable in unstable times or phases. if consulted regularly. change also depends upon cyclic change processes that are rooted in cosmic processes.
supremely profi- cient and supremely wise in selecting the right measures. In modern science language we would speak of a uni- versal intelligence that is creating. and to predict those changes to some extent. It is the caring providence that heals 59 . It cannot be seen or heard. It is within all. Tao is by no means a mental concept like the ‘god’ con- cept of Christianity. This fact suffices to make us understand how important the flow character is for all of the substances that our body is com- posed of. When blood coagulates inside the blood vessels. that we could also call creator principle or cosmic intelligence. If you obstruct the blood flow. or state of emptiness as the source of all life and creation. Judaism or Islam. they are in constant flow. The Tao is considered as the supe- rior principle: it is supremely intelligent. yet is omnipresent. sustaining and animat- ing life and all-that-is. CHAPTER TWO status quo but only in the capacity to flexibly and intelli- gently adapt to the changes that life invariably brings about. but a driving force inherent in nature. The same is true for our emotions. not outside. The same is true for our emotions. just as our blood. we die very shortly thereafter from heart insufficiency. the blood will coagu- late and lose many of its naturally positive characteristics. 2) Tao (Intelligence) The principle of Tao admits the existence of one single undivided force or energy. the right potential and the right moment for everything to be realized in its greatest possible form and content. The Tao is within us.
As we will see further down. That our science and psychology still are almost blind to emotional wisdom has to do with our patriarchal past. Emotions have their own intelligence. the intrin- sic intelligence inherent in all our emotions. Once we understand that emotions are intelligent. It is the anticipating knowledge that keeps somebody away from entering a boat that later on was going to sink—because the person got a strange feeling shortly before going on that trip. If we trust our emotional intelligence. it is not inherent in emotions that they unleash in all directions. we will be less inclined to suppress or belittle them. we may really want to listen to them as in many cases when emo- tions get out of hand. and these signals are generally important for our personal evolution. but only if we handle them wrongly. Nature has setup our emotional processes in a way that they interact with each other intelligently so as to enrich our lives. This intelligence is equally present in our emotions. Most psycholo- gists have not noticed this fact yet. we are gener- ally more intelligent! With other words. they give a signal. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS us when we are wounded. They act and interact with each other in a very intelligent way. a person will score better in an IQ test if their emotions are non-obstructed 60 . while since a few decades this picture is changing: the idea of emotional intelligence entered not only our talk shows but scientific publications on the highest level.
this insight is now influencing the way IQ tests are designed. CHAPTER TWO and alive than a control person with lesser or blocked emo- tions. for them. and not a mechanistic and deductive logic. It is self-understanding that an IQ test that only tests linear or logical intelligence will not be able to adequately describe a person’s emotional intelligence because this intelligence is nonlinear and holistic. While this was not seen by most scientists still about two decades ago. they tend to dominate any conversa- tion with left-brain arguments that partly or totally miss the point. and they are here on the same line of reasoning as biotechnologists who declare all the unused parts of our DNA as junk. For them. can it only be justified by so-called ‘pure logic. are human weaknesses or just junk. These people are not only emotionally blocked. As a result. but truly dangerous because they are capable of any atrocity. instead of interfering negatively with 61 . they tend to adhere to a highly reduction- ist pragmatism that excludes any holistic reality and dis- tills their beliefs in an arrogant dominator doctrine that is backed by Darwinism and mainstream science. In the contrary. an inductive logic also. People who believe in so-called logical reality are deeply mistaken in that they take the part for the whole. emotional intelligence enhances linear logical intelligence. anything that is not to be detected by our five senses does not exist. It is a higher logic or a systems logic.’ Emotions. In their lives.
have much more of a problem with their emotions than women and children. Einstein. but in the contrary a quite eccen- tric person with many interests. Einstein came over as an artist or a daydreamer. the emotional nature of his intelligence and in the universal intelligence in all living. is that they begin to live their own life and will control you without you being con- scious of it. And this causes many problems in life. The best way to thwart your true intelligence is by blocking your emotions or by denying their very exis- tence. This is so because Einstein trusted his emotions. while he was certainly a brilliant logical thinker. Once we understand the functional nature of our emo- tions. Many men. was pre- dominantly emotional intelligence. and their inherent intelligence. a very good musician (vio- linist). was all but a dry bureaucrat. in health and in relationships. if not a street peddler. in fact. in daily life. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS it. a charming talker and a man with a very high level of fantasy and childlike behavior. we will perhaps stop brushing them off or belittling them. The vast intelligence of the late physicist Albert Einstein. because of their patriarchal or ‘ma- cho’ mindset. 62 . Few would have guessed that he was the greatest mathematician and physicist of the 20th century and one of the greatest gen- iuses of all times. What then happens. namely.
Yang can be said to correspond with fire. If there is no change. manifests in dualistic form. It also encompasses the art of cooking. and the system as such is one of corre- sponding relationships. Accordingly. We can even go as far as saying that the very fact of change is the proof that we deal with a living thing. the female principle. What that means is that for example yin moves towards its fullness in order to culminate and swap its nature into yang. as a result. becomes yin. The Tao of Cooking 63 . CHAPTER TWO 3) Yin & Yang (Duality) The primordial energy. We talk about corresponding characteris- tics or elements. this does however not mean that it is identical with it. the male principle. This bit is the essence that is multiplied once the point of culmination has been passed. and in every yang a bit of yin. the color black. That is why we can say change is programmed into the very essence of the yin-yang dualism and thus. when working on the earth plane. there is no movement and. living movement! The yin-yang duality principle is very far-reaching. no life. change cannot be avoided. Both of the energies can be associ- ated with certain characteristics. the color white. In every yin there is a bit of yang. the direction down or a landscape that is flat. when it culminates. as two complementary energies. Yin can be associated with the female principle. the direction up or with a landscape that is moun- tainous. Life is change. Yang. yin can be said to cor- respond with water. Yin and Yang.
which can be expressed in the slogan ‘food is medicine. they ebb up and they flow down. This knowledge forms an essential part of the Chinese system of health care and of the martial arts. every kind of meat or fish. But without balancing yin and yang in our mindbody. It is not the muscles that do excep- tional things. its power is spoilt by the many negative influences that mod- ern life inflicts upon it. 64 . The beginner of learning the art of Kung Fu is developing consciousness. the same principle applies. It is our true power. the very source of our be- ing.’ In the martial arts. they increase and they decrease. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS prescribes that every dish should be composed in a way to balance yin and yang and the four tastes sweet. Every vegetable. By balancing yin and yang in our mindbody. sour and bitter. You can even say that the movements have no value in itself besides forcing us to breathe correctly. but breath or ch’i. and every other food has been qualified by the sages of old to be either yin or yang. The right way of breathing stresses that we exhale on the effort. are reigned by the duality principle. the Tao within us becomes activated and can more eas- ily guide us and enrich us from inside. And sec- ond breathing. Our emotions. salty. like all in life. In Kung Fu exercises the perfection of the movements is impossible to achieve if the breathing technique is wrong. and eventually they go through a cul- mination point and then change.
This metaphor fits emotions very well. Why is that so? This is so be- cause all our emotions are interconnected in what I call a kaleidoscopic succession. A kaleidoscope is a device where the prism is split off by a lens into its basic spectral colors. Your vital energies are only complete and strong. 65 . Every emotion. Your rage will change into another emotion. your rage will increase until it reaches a culmination point. by the frequency of the spectral color that it adds on to the beam of the bioenergy. And so it is with our emotions. CHAPTER TWO Let me demonstrate this again with an example. These devices that many of us know from our childhood. if all your emotions are active and contribute their specific bioelectric frequencies to the main frequency of the bioenergy that flows through your organism. or it will completely cease with no other emotion overtaking: you are at peace. What happens when rage reaches this point? The astonishing thing is that you will not experi- ence lesser rage then. light can only be white if the spectrum is complete. but no rage at all. were designed like little photographic cameras or glasses and you could look at any object or landscape using the kaleidoscope as a fil- ter. completes the white beam. Our emotions are the basic spectral colors of the light beam of life which is like a bundled beam of white light. When you are enraged. for exam- ple joy. As you know from optics. You would then see life in many different colorful shades.
These two parallel processes of crea- tion and destruction can be seen as two circles or cycles. a cycle of creation. It is modern systems theory that deals with the interactive processes in nature. continuous change. and a cycle of destruction. we can verify if our understanding of nature is in accordance with the laws of nature. fire. 66 . and that nothing is really isolated. As a result. That is why the duality of our emotions is so important and must be functional if emotions are to flow healthily. earth and metal are mutually constructive and also mutually destructive. 4) The Five Elements (Interactivity) The principle of the five elements suggests that nature is interactive and in a continuous process of transformation. that part of the frequency is lacking or becomes distorted. mutually depend on each other. a fact that in the Western sciences has only recently been given the focus it deserves. but that all is subject to continuous flow. For example. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS When you block one of the emotions. we notice a high degree of interdependence in nature and a high interactivity. your white beam of vital energy will not be really white any- more and thus will be weakened. As a result. wood is positively enhanced by water whereas water destroys fire. Studying and observing these laws. water. It also teaches us that all elements naturally interact with each other. The principle of the five elements teaches us that noth- ing in nature is static or stagnant. The five elements wood.
It is the point of departure of a holistic view of life. Our emotions are interactive in two ways. ourselves and others and to more accurately evaluate the impact that every single of our actions might have on life as a whole. Yes. and very little or highly distorted intellectual content. as simplistic as it may seem on first sight. the macrocos- mic energies contained in the earth atmosphere. while the speech and many other similar speeches that led him to that point of victory were filled with a hot soup of emotions. There is nothing really separated in nature. they interact with each other and they interact with the environment. and even solar spots influence our emotions. Adolf Hitler. Vice versa. Hitler knew that emotions are fluid and can be trans- mitted. is a wonderful teacher of real-life func- tions that can help us to correct our way to see the world. be they constructive or destructive. which is of course a childish error: if I 67 . with other people’s emotions and even with surrounding natural energies such as the weather. All of us know the disastrous influence negative people can have over even a mass audience. this is not a superstition but one of the findings that Wilhelm Reich’s orgone research has corroborated. CHAPTER TWO The principle of the five elements. when he declared the doctrine of ‘total war’ at the time was freneti- cally applauded by thousands of people. our emotions influence the weather. Many people however use this example for declaring emotions them- selves as destructive.
this very effort to suppress my anger will rather make it worse and the emotion may become uncontrollable as a result. When I am bathing in joy. or joy. When rage has reached its culmination point. When I am enraged and try to not be enraged. Well- known examples are John F. It is important to be conscious of this interactive play of emotions because it indicates that we should not violently interfere in emotions or block them because that will pro- long an emotion and really can lead to destructive effects. with no other emotion coming up. I am not exploding of anger. I am not joyful. this does not mean that pizza is per se bad food. Have you ever seen somebody who was furious and joyful at the same time? The second characteristic is that emotions are replacing each other. positively inspired politicians use uplifting emotional content for convincing the masses of their good intentions and their firm and decided attitude.. we can observe that it has two main characteristics. When I am enraged. When we look at interactivity of our emotions. 68 . Martin Luther King Jr. or Nelson Mandela. Kennedy. Mahatma Gandhi. By the same token. The first characteristic is that emotions are generally exclusive in that they come up in a pure manner and very seldom mixed. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS spoil a pizza by putting too much salt in it. it vanishes to either peace.
trying to suppress those that they judge bad and at the same time trying to bring about emo- tions they judge good. or there may be a cyclic pre- dominance of yang or of yin. This is so because interfering in the kaleidoscopic change of our emotions destroys the natural equilibrium between them and thus inhibits their bioener- getic flow. Yin and yang may be in balance. but this does not disturb the balance because it is within the cyclic and changing nature of living organisms. CHAPTER TWO 5) Harmony (Equilibrium) Harmony is a state of balance where all self-regulatory processes in a living system are working smoothly. Let me explain this organic functionality of emotions with three examples: ‣ Rage and Courage ‣ Mourning and Individuation ‣ Joy and Sorrow 69 . It makes for all kinds of inner and outer strife and war. The moralistic judgmental attitude toward emotions is highly destructive. and where nothing obstructs the natural flow of the ch’i. The reason why many people. especially in modern society are emotionally unbalanced has its cause in the fact that they subscribe to a moralistic life paradigm that makes them judge emotions. It makes for destruction worldwide and is at the root of all evil.
This is so because it is the emotion that in our culture is the most repressed. rage is an important and positive emotion. They have their comeback collec- tively in war. and individually through domestic. torture. primal emotion is positive because of its signal function. Rage is a sign that we have yielded to foreign direction that pulls us out of our center. a total expression of our bioenergetic flow! This energy however turns negative and destructive when it is blocked and pent up. Often it warns that we have been dishon- est with ourselves or engaged in a codependent relation- ship with others. In reality. all our hot or yang emotions such as anger. None of the na- tive cultures have ever reached the destructiveness of our major civilizations in which the repression of emotions is praised as a virtue and where such repression plays an es- sential part in the educational paradigm. Often rage is the explosive expression of a deeply rooted revolt against abusive authority represented by 70 . This is why since several millennia they have been repressed and became subcon- scious secondary drives. rage and jealousy are considered as ‘bad’ emotions. sexual and structural violence. It is therefore not surprising that rage is the predomi- nantly conflicting emotion to be subject in all therapies. It blinks like a red warning light every time when we are going to disrespect ourselves. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Rage and Courage The problem is that in what we call civilization. genocide. Rage as an original.
Their basic confidence not only in the mother or the parents but in life as a whole will remain weak. This autonomy-preserving function of rage is thus a healthy and even life-sustaining mechanism in our emo- tional and psychosexual setup. is the vis- ceral rage we feel when others interfere with our growing into autonomy. stuttering. these children will try to free themselves during their ado- lescence: they revolt! 71 . They will show typical signs of anxiety and inse- curity. No- body wants to be born to remain a dwarf. Carl Jung.’ The will to grow is an expression of the right to live. Children who experience that their mother or both parents do not recog- nize their becoming and rather want them to grow back- ward into the matrix feel threatened in the very essence of their life. CHAPTER TWO parents. writes ‘child means something evolving towards independence. This is so because the will to grow into autonomy is built into the genetic code of every creature. This form of rage often can be traced back to early childhood where an inadequate mother felt threat- ened by a child who wanted to grow and expand his or her grasp of the environment. As a result. and so forth. as I mentioned already. sweating. uneasiness in front of a group. contact inhibitions. manifested by clinging behavior. The second aspect. in his study on the child archetype. educators or other adults during our own child- hood.
Asia or the Middle East it is not unusual to see some people gather in a street who 72 . insecurity. This idealization is a collective cover-up of our basic fear of life. The crux is that today many mothers in our modern global culture are often no more able to re- spond adequately. to the emotional. Naturally. contrary to common belief. because of contradicting career choices. rage and a des- perate state of powerlessness. in today’s global industrial culture. symbiotic relationships are idealized. the harder the revolt. prior to adolescence. physical and psychosexual needs of their infants and thus cause their babies to suffer emotional and tactile starvation. In South-America. every time we engage in symbiotic relationships we will again trigger these same base feel- ings. is not per se an ex- pression of violence or aggressiveness. The basic feelings that we encounter in such bonding on the side of the child typically are anxiety. Rage. or both. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS More there is codependence with one of the parents. the human mother and her baby are symbi- otically attached to each other during the first eighteen months of the infant. The price we pay for this deprivation of our primary symbiosis with our mothers or parents is a partial or total separation from our true self. But even as adults. Unfortunately. These feelings are messengers tell- ing us about the despair we have experienced as small children in the absence of our mothers. which mirrors our basic fear of death. Cultures are quite different in evaluating emotions that are part of our daily life experience.
Don’t forget that we have warm bodies and that only dead bodies are completely cold! Also consider that it’s not hot rage. and such is the climate and the general mentality. whereas in emotion-hostile cultures they are stripped off normal communication and relegated to a taboo sphere or even criminality. but ac- cording to the principle of free flow. But imagine the same scene on a street in Switzerland! People will isolate the group. and indeed—to- tally rational. emotions. but cold rationality that has invented the napalm bomb and weapons of mass destruction. mistrusts life. In the former cul- tures emotions are valued as inherent in human interac- tion. He who mistrusts emotions. look scared. shaking their head or throwing a funny word in the heated conver- sation. highly efficient. there is no contradiction. and hot energy. but not in the way of short- sensed left-brain logic that disregards cyclic events in life and is unable to grasp its wholeness or holiness.’ Only on the basis of repressing our natural emotions a civilization could grow that destroys in a manner that is ice-cold. Emotions are the infinite riches of life. The energy of such disputes is hot. They make 73 . run away and/or call the police. People would pass with a smile or stand still a moment. life mani- fests through flow. Emotions are also efficient. Thus. the bioenergetic law of cycles. CHAPTER TWO shout or bombard each other with reproaches. they are called ‘defense sys- tems’ or ‘deterrents. make a bow around it.
For this to happen. without distinction from the group. It is essential to see that rage is an emotion that pushes us to build identity. There are phases in the devel- opment of children where they regularly get out of temper. our truth. An individual who has put on ice his or her emotions will not surprisingly react ice-cold facing the open hand of another. Only an emotionally sensitive individual can feel com- passion with another. Only if we recognize that we as human beings always potentially and often really fail. Let us look at how children handle rage! Small chil- dren. are often enraged. Without an identity. and find out about our difference. the collective. Most destructive acts come not from auto-regulation. if not subjected to repressive or anti-emotional edu- cation. the social field or group. rage calls us back to our own mission. that we are passionate and thus compassionate. irreparably damage another or even kill a playmate? The fact this virtually never happens 74 . during these times children build their identity by becom- ing conscious of their difference. but from over-regulation. our uniqueness. Every time we forget this truth and are going to dissolve in the alienating overlay of the mass spirit. we cannot develop our soul power. the too-much- of-control that is so typical for modern society. we can develop a constructive humanism that encompasses the wholeness of life and of our emotions. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS that we are feeling-failing beings. Have you ever seen that little children who play with each other and get enraged. we must find our limits.
we can at all times enter in constructive dialogue with that shadow and make him our friend. and on the spot. that lets us come over. as part of our inner selves. it is our shadow. To express it poetically. as authentic and true. The result is a fountain of crea- tivity and joy in life. To summarize. Moreover. However. we get in touch with our true self. In this accumulation of rage that is frozen into an inner shadow. caused by a splitting off of non-accepted emotions. and this shadow leads some kind of separate life. it is our shadow that gives depth to the picture we represent in outer life. Integrative coaching or therapy tries to re- establish our inner harmony through re-integrating our emotions while showing the way how to accept rage as a positive emotion. and our integrating its energy. this shadow has become a monster-like creature that puts the person at times under tremendous terror. Once we manage to get in touch with the shadow and integrate its energy potential. we are substantially enriched and get a sense for the depth of life. in social dialogue and exchange. However in many of us emotions still lead a shadow existence. this work will step by 75 . In extreme cases of schizophrenia. Through the dialogue with our shadow. the way to building self- respect is aligned with the way to begin respecting our emotions. the energy in us that always negates. CHAPTER TWO shows us how important it is to exteriorize emotions. there is an immense energy potential.
a state of total mute- ness. and it may not respond at first to any attempt to get in touch. This state of affairs was brought about in most cases by the denial of our caretakers to let us grow into autonomy. The magic of childhood is that no child wants to be a child. With many of us the inner child has been hurt or be- trayed. As this visceral need for autonomy was not attended to by our early environment. This energy is then available for creative purposes as well as for changing the behavioral pattern which led to an ac- cumulation of frustration and negativity. Our primary visceral reaction was blind rage since we felt utterly powerless in front of an overwhelming world of adults that we felt did not understand our natural desire to grow out of childhood. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS step free the energy contained in the repression of the un- desired emotion. negativity and destructiveness can only be acted counter by the admission of emotions. Another part in us that often expresses rage is our inner child. but rather is an adult in spe. yet can be difficult to handle when pent up over years in 76 . Coaching Your Inner Child (2014) Rage is not a big problem when expressed by a child. To put this truth in a catchy formula. we have as adults the urgent responsibility to parent our inner child. —See also Peter Fritz Walter. It may be in a cataleptic state. not by their remission.
CHAPTER TWO an adult who refuses to integrate their inner child energy. a destructive culture is an infantile cul- ture. we must understand the reasons for this rage. The vital energy contained in the pattern which was blocked will then be freed and serve creative purposes. This fact is ex- pressed in mythology by the tale of Hercules killing the lion and putting the lion’s fur around his shoulders. but also in real life. a culture that did not mature inside while being pow- erful and sophisticated outwardly with all its knowledge and proud aggressiveness. the lion being the quintessential example of courage in 77 . The result is a fantastic flow of creative energy. and a strong will to live. while at the same time seeing that we. Please note that the words rage and courage are related. Moreover. thus symbolizing that Hercules had become the lion himself. Courage is but sublimated rage. adults. you cannot become courageous. we heal our fundamental wound. spontaneity. When our inner child is furious. When you suppress your rage. youth and wisdom. By the same token. the pattern will change by itself. do not need this rage since it is but a condi- tioned behavior pattern that we can change if we want to. Destructive human beings are often destructive children since they did not give their inner child the chance to grow. not only literally. our capacity to love will be renewed and we will have higher energy in all we do. Rage is part of courage. Integrating our inner child. Once we recognize deep down that true adulthood is to be vulnerable and open toward life.
and not before. In fact. Some sages show us that it is possible to renounce the world and live a life in isolation. it would be an extreme position to live with- out attachment. De- tachment which is forced and not accompanied by mourn- ing would end in arrogant self-isolation which would not only cut off our outside relationships but also erect a bar- rier against our inner self. attachment and detachment are somewhat dia- lectic movements and have both their place in life. Once you can handle your rage. you are eligible for the small circle of those who have real courage. Yet this is rather the exception and could mislead us to believe in an extreme position that would be against our nature. There is deep meaning hidden 78 . inwardly and outwardly. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS most of the cultures of Antiquity until today. Krishna- murti who tell us to stay in the world and not escape from attachment or worldly endeavors and instead sharpen our attention to the many small details of life. the coura- geous souls. Mourning and Individuation Mourning is important. be it to a person or an object that we cherished. There are spiritual teachers like Ramana Maharshi or J. It gets us in touch with our in- ner depth and lets us feel the whole of our being. Mourning is essential for renewal. Attachment has always the tendency to pull us out of our center and alienate us from our true self. It also serves to free us from attachment. However.
Autonomy is a natural state of being that enables us to be fully responsible for our being and our present incarna- tion. Out of every mourning process we grow newborn. this requires that there is awareness of the whole process of codependence and the dialectic of at- tachment and detachment. you will see that attachment is a process. and one of liberation. Doing this. understood as a process of detachment. If we do not grasp this meaning we cannot create new constructive life cycles. paradoxically. then you will remain open for a gradual transformation of attachment into freedom. And there is also meaning in attachment! Many young people and also adults who live in deep attachment or fu- sion with others project upon them their infantile symbio- sis and implicitly try to free themselves from their fusional bonds. Our influence on life would then be disturbing or hindering the evolutionary processes programmed into our cells from the very beginning of creation. Attachment. Often we progress first on the inside level before we incarnate this inner evolution in our outside life and relationships. It is not per se unhealthy to be attached to other persons and material things as long as we are conscious of these attachments and observe them pas- sively. However. can lead to personal autonomy. Mourning is thus truly empowering and helps us take responsibility for our life and individual fate. CHAPTER TWO in every process and in every circumstance of life. Every mourning liberates us from the old skins and peels us more true. 79 . and reconnected to our deepest roots.
Second. The fact that the attraction fails on one side points to the truth that it lacks in the whole of the relationship. 80 . rules not only the relationship of celestial bodies but also of human beings. Furthermore. this law indicates not attraction. but repulsion. Mourning is a process that teaches us the capacity to let go and accept. However. a confusion between one’s own needs and the needs of the partner. the law of attraction. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS In relationships it happens that one partner thinks to carry an obligation towards the other partner by remaining attached to him or her. which is a process of self-transformation and leads to a new and deeper connec- tion to self. Mourning leads to a stronger sense of identity by cen- tering us upon our own truth and reality. If one person does not feel attracted any more to an- other. the magnet which once attracted these beings to each other has lost its force. It is of secondary importance that only one of the partners sees this fact whereas the other dis- regards it and wants to stick to the relationship. all efforts to keep such a relation- ship will be vain and result in strain. If in the particular relationship. the partner who feels obliged to stay with the other disregards that every relationship is based upon the consensus of both partners. such a belief veils a mis- conception. one of the fundamental laws of the universe. In this case the partner who wants to continue the rela- tionship must go through mourning. hurt and disruption.
reconnect us with our true self and let us feel life with all our senses as a wonderful proc- ess of spontaneous wholeness. in the same way as love. Joy and Sorrow It may seem unusual that I talk about joy. 81 . if we refuse mourning. However. They lead us back to our inner being. we purify ourselves of all that impedes us from loving. All natural emotions have a deep meaning. will have difficulty to really feel joyful and light. it is not that easy. while we are used to talk about sorrow. Why is that so? Because you will say that there is no question about our preference for joy and that joy is nice and desirable. Mourning is linked to our capacity to love. we can love. It is entirely positive. If we accept to remain free inside and are able to let go. will experience joy. escap- ing into vain activities or indulge in bitterness. we do not need to escape into obsessed activity but can take time in order not to disturb the inner growth process. If we can let go. Therefore mourning is not a negative emotion. How- ever. There is an inner connection between mourning and melancholy in its form of creative daydreaming. If we allow to mourn. Yet he who represses rage and mourn- ing. heals our inner bioenergetic flow. hate or fri- volity. He who allows rage and mourning. CHAPTER TWO The pain in mourning decreases at the speed we accept and let go. we block the energy flow—and thus block life and evolution. and sorrow not. Mourning.
we en-joy to live. The past is like a box of toys and dirty clothes in which is hidden a forgotten diamond that forgot to shine. However. When we are joyful. Joy of life requires deep trust in that life has a sense. regret and sentimentality. and that living is meaningful. Joy is free of the past. especially guilt. but an imprint of the past. The past is not threatening us. simply anecdotic. a meaning. It is a creative and reformative process. it is rather a bunch of old flow- ers. Joy is not related to 82 . a collection of letters of which some smell like roses and some like rotten apples. regret and all that is linked to the past. a trickster of your memory surface. Joy does not need a reason. Sense is contained in life as a basic layer or a base fea- ture. we do not see that the object of sorrow is itself sorrow. when we are in sorrow. And then. If we carry our past like a bundle on our back. we carry it in our heart. True joy is not possible when our heart is charged with negative feelings. a new beginning of life in the present. It often comes with all its force right after mourning and represents a new birth. Sorrow is an accumulation of guilt. This does not im- ply that life must contain a task or provide a sense-giver. Sorrow is not something genuine. pleasure and joy are fundamentally different in that the first needs an object while the latter not. The past is the garbage in our cells. if you will. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS What is joy? What is sorrow? Is joy pleasure? No. we are in sorrow. and we enjoy to enjoy because enjoying is an immediate expression of life itself.
we can with some exercise attain an inner state of harmony and joy that is permanent. that we are in a way these emotions. The first step on this path is to accept all of our so-called negative emotions and passively observe them. If we try to maintain constantly one single emotion in us. moves from the shell outwards. at least at times 83 . But many of us who come out of negative early environments try to repress the emotions they con- sider negative while at the same time trying to express only positive emotions. centrifugal. if repressed. We simply must recognize that these emotions belong to us. It comes from inside. Be embraced millions! wrote Schiller in his Hymn to Joy that Beethoven used as the text for his 9th Symphony. Then we are gradually able to express them in a constructive way. be it joy. reacts like the tiger in the cage. Our kaleidoscope of emotions does not only consist of joy. CHAPTER TWO circumstances. To restrict our inner life to only one emotion would equal im- poverishment. and becomes thus more virulent and more explosive. we block the bioenergetic flow of the kaleidoscope of our emotions. prayer in music that goes beyond all religions. At the same time joy is an emotion that gives us the feeling to be in deep and mysterious communion with the whole of creation. but the other emotions have also their place in it. Accepting all our emotions. toward life. The result is a considerable impov- erishment of affection and sensitivity and a heightening of the violence potential because every emotion.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS and that they are meaningful in expressing parts of our soul. What do we mean when we speak of a ‘touching’ experience? Does it not mean that the intensity of our feelings. Once we study the kaleidoscope of our emotions. This in turn means we affirm the inner reality our emotions create and orchestrate and that we respect their right of existence. or our emotions during the expe- rience was very deep? Behold. the problem 84 . not only with our mind and our feelings.’ It is as if we had felt that event with our whole body. We speak of an experience that went ‘in our bones. controlling emotions is not the most construc- tive way of handling them! I even should avoid using the term ‘controlling emotions. analyzers and ruthless executors? Why do we have feelings? Feelings al- low us to experience life as a direct contact with reality. Integration means that we accept and passively observe the creative interplay of all emotions in us. pure thinkers. It also means we recognize being constantly enriched through our emotions and that we develop a feeling of gratitude for these riches. Integrating Emotions Why are we not robots. When we have hurt others by an explosion of rage or anger. we will find that all emotions are linked to each other in an intelli- gent interdependence and that we need all of them for our wellbeing.’ but talk of integrating emo- tions. if we are often irritated or in bad mood.
When you fix your regard too long on a certain color. the more it will bother us. An emotion that manifests for the first time is always relatively harmless. but that we disregard the part in us that represents our emotions. simply because it impregnated your retina for too long. dangerous or destructive forms. One could represent emotions with the colors of the spectrum. the en- ergy flow which is caused by the change of our emotions is blocked. We then experience the whole spectrum of our emotions. just like a fish caught in our hand escapes just in the moment we press most hard to keep it. in a dialectic movement. the more we fight this energy. If repressed. The third time. However. we begin an inner fight with the emo- tion that we have blocked since we try to get rid of it. however. it will make a stronger and tougher appearance the second time. it may already take frightening. produced by a prism. your eye muscles get tired and the color causes you a feeling of repulsion or aversion. and so 85 . Integrating our emotions means to recognize their exis- tence and the necessity of their free flow. CHAPTER TWO is not the fact that we have emotions. In the ideal case it flows and emotions then replace each other. More or less uncontrolled eruptions of emotions are always the result of a repression of the specific emotion which causes us trouble. When we are focused too much on a specific emotion because we block the spectrum of emotions in us. as we saw. We have seen already that emotions are expressions of vital energy. As a result. This energy can either flow freely or accumu- late.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS on. In sim- ply communicating the fact you recognize the emotion and choose at the same time a constructive way to express it. Doing this requires intuition and sensitivity as well as respect for ourselves and others. Of course. We gain inner unity and integration of thought and feelings only if we recognize our emotions and respect them so that we can respond sensibly and effectively to every situation in life. but also the things that move our heart. Using verbal expression to com- municate our emotions. as some of you may think. Language has been given to us not only to communi- cate thoughts. And we should always 86 . ideas or concepts. if someone has enraged you. through verbal and artistic expression and communi- cation. that we have the right to hurt others with our temper tantrums. Culture in the true sense is a metaphor for our ability to humanize feelings and desires. we humanize every kind of feeling how negatively we may perceive or qualify it. be they aso- cial. this requires a certain amount of self-discipline and also some practice. For example. you should nei- ther choke down this rage nor deny it nor else let it ex- plode like a bomb. The fact that we accept emotions and observe them passively does not mean. To express rage constructively means to simply tell the person that you are angry or furious because they did this or that to you or hurt you in one or the other way. until we recognize its right of existence and listen to its message.
CHAPTER TWO observe the golden rule that we should not do to others what we do not wish to be done to ourselves. One symptom for this phenomenon is that a man searches warmth an affection with his wife or partner. a healthy positive atti- tude toward life is expressed by finding oneself okay and finding others okay. sex- ual fulfillment and adventure however with a girlfriend. self-confidence and inner strength build up spontaneously. We gain ac- 87 . In accepting us as simply human. It is one of the paradoxes of life that our inner force depends on the extent to which we are able to accept our and other people’s weakness. However. Many of us grew up in a moralistic and affectively poor environment and have therefore developed schizoid character traits. we become more-than-human. Those of you who have done some form of introspec- tion know how imperfect we are as human beings. in the group or even on a national level. individually. In Transactional Analysis (TA). we better first work on the integration of our emotions. because the faults we see on the outside have their roots inside of us. What does this mean? It means that work on our emotions should lead to their integration and constructive expression in order to harmonize body and mind. Machismo and sexism are basically signs of a schizoid character structure. Doing this. but how unlimited our potential for perfection is. before we can change the world. we have split emotions off from reason. If we want to achieve inner unity. we must have done the work on ourselves.
bit by bit. or fatigue. you feel depressed. we cannot overcome the neurotic rigidity that led to the split- ting off of our emotions. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS cess to our deep affections only from the moment we stop judging and criticizing us and end improving us. This means that every time you are angry. but ren- 88 . What happens if we repress one emotion? It will be re- placed by another. to gain aware- ness about them. patient and graceful toward ourselves. You could call this process a reunion with your soul. For example. or certain emotions. with our inner self that we have disre- garded and put aside. The first step is to begin a dialog with all your inner selves. This hypocrite game leads to deep confusion because we forgot the pri- mary link between rage and depression. if you repress anger or rage. we instead experience migraine. This grace is the very condition that we become con- nected. We want to get rid of these mechanisms be- cause now. Through passive awareness and self-observation you can gradually learn to break through these inner defense mechanisms that you built in childhood. The first step is to feel your feelings again. Without being lenient. Instead of feeling really angry or furious. simply be- cause you do not allow our anger to unfold. as adults. typically a depression will be the resulting feeling that compensates for the repressed anger. in the first place. insomnia. they are no more functional. allergies. Many of us do not want to feel certain emotions because these emotions were in our childhood met by intolerance from the side of our close environment.
affirmations working similar to a ther- apy in that they gradually reorient our inner attitude to- ward accepting life as a whole. but also heals your emotional wounds of the past. What then happens may come as a surprise! Expressing our rage will be felt as something much more harmless and much less destructive than we had imagined! The third step is a basic rewriting of our life script or inner program. or even sexu- ally cold or blocked. CHAPTER TWO der us emotionally numb. most of our phobias just dissolve and our inner thought module changes fun- damentally. Affirmations for self-healing are for example: From now I accept and feel my true emotions I accept all my emotions with grace I am whole and all my emotions are the expression of life in me 89 . When practiced in a consistent manner. You may use positive affirmations to help changing the content of your subconscious mind. many of our fears vanish. The first step is thus to feel the undesired emotion again and welcome her as okay! The second step is to express the emotion in a way that is socially okay. or hard and bitter. It is as if its polarity switched from negative to positive. In being more integrated and whole. Positively empowering affirmations bring about not only awareness about the importance of respecting your emotions.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS From now on I express all my emotions constructively I accept myself as a complete thinking-and-feeling human All my emotions are important and connect me with my inner self 90 .
my research showed me that sadism is a pathol- ogy.’ . and rather ‘cold. which is tender. sadism is not part of our natural sexual setup. accompanied by hot melting emotions. but one that can well be healed. in this condition. that means that you are suf- fering from a neurosis. you will feel your sexual wishes coming over as urges in the sense that they are compulsive and explosive. Typically. If you suffer from sexual sadism. First of all. but one that cannot be healed. Chapter Three Healing Sadism Introduction This present chapter is about the challenging task of healing sadism. While psychiatry assumes that either sa- dism is a variance of sexual attraction. or that it’s well a pathology. and thus no pathol- ogy at all.
if your mind is open and dynamic. you will be blocked emotionally and the streamings of your sexual energy are inhibited by your muscular armor which is the physical ex- pression of the emotional stuckness and rigidity. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS and linked together with violence. your body will become stuck and rigid. first of all. The body always incarnates what is in the mind. while practicing some form of self-restraint regarding the sexually sadistic acts one longs to inflict. I argue that both the sexual and the nonsexual sadist need help for coping with their affliction. when you suffer from a sadistic affliction. so that empathy for the sexual mate ranges second behind the urge to abreact and explode sexually through the accumulated excitement trig- gered by more or less cruel acts inflicted upon the mate- victim. Such a therapy or self-therapy needs time and progress will always be incremental. If your mind is stuck and rigid. then to gradually get to experience natural and tender sex- ual exchanges with fully consenting and mature partners. Typically. unable to experience true empathy. which means that you are virtually stuck in morality and on the emotional level almost dysfunctional. On the sexual level. your superego (morality principle) is blown-up. The way to go is to render the whole complex web of feelings and compul- sions involved in these afflictions fully conscious. moving swiftly. your body will be soft and alert. there is no quick fix to heal sa- dism as the original wounding that caused the sadistic re- 92 .
but a constric- tion of the flow of sexual energies brought about through prolonged virginity. and a relatively long laps of time to be made completely undone. What is Sadism? Sadism is a pathological constriction of the bioplasma that comes about not through too much sex but through too much abstinence. Besides personal or individual sadism. I argue that our society is as a metagroup sadistic and has created quite a number of institutions or ways of group behavior that are to be considered as sadistic. as the first sex researcher in Western culture and some if not all sexologists after him have dem- onstrated that sadism is not part of our natural sexual setup with its hot. and be it only for en- couraging you to continue. CHAPTER THREE sponse is an imprint in the luminous body and accordingly a groove within the neuronet that needs persistent effort to be erased. Wilhelm Reich. melting and tender emotions. Sadism can be healed. 93 . the whole behavioral structure in matters of erotic and nonerotic relationships. sexual repression and mor- alism. and the effort needs to be consistent. but consistent work on changing the neuronet. youth and early adulthood. is needed. insufficient sexual contact and experi- ence during childhood. prudishness. this is why it is a good thing to be assisted by a facilitator or therapist.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS The emotional blockage in sadism is not only psychic. the orgasmic reflex is low- ered in the sadistic affliction because body reflexes func- tion well only when our musculature is basically relaxed. almost imperceptible. sadism lowers sexual arousal because the emotional flow is more or less blocked in the most sexually vital regions of the body. just to get rid of the tension. but more importantly what happens is that the lack of the capacity of deep yielding to the naturally streaming sexual emotions causes somatization of the psychoemotional constric- tion in the form of a muscular armor around the lower belly. you will in many instances be afraid of your own violent urges and thus fear sets in which further complicates the already hot and explosive arousal situation. it is not only manifesting through violent sexual fantasies. it is diffi- 94 . when arousal occurs it is felt not as a pleasant hot and tender streaming but as a more or less unbearable ten- sion that incites to a more or less violent acting-out. typically. With the sadist. and not when they are constricted. but it is typically not felt as a joyfully pleasurable body sensation. Because of the physical constriction going along with the emotional constriction of free sexual streaming. the pelvis and the anal region. the orgasm is shallow. Typically. or it is so overwhelming that it causes a deep post-orgasmic depression. As a result. When that happens. The full bioenergetic discharge during orgasm is possi- ble only in case the lower belly and pelvis muscles includ- ing the anal sphincter are flexibly relaxed. In addition.
especially in David Copperfield. the French poet Denis Diderot. To repeat it. until today. especially his tale La Religieuse. The Two Faces of Sadism As I mentioned above. 95 . nonsexual and sexual sadism. as well as the author Robert Musil. The sinful aspect of sexual pleas- ure in the moralistically highly conditioned psychic setup of nonsexual sadists makes them derive feelings of power and dominance when they act out sadistically. most psychia- trists keep affirming that it was impossible to really heal sexual sadism while palliative treatment of the psychoso- matic tension can be successful in many cases. in monasteries. World literature abounds of examples of nonsexual sa- dism inflicted upon children in the care of the Church. However. sadism has two main branches. CHAPTER THREE cult to heal sadism. and unfor- tunately so much the more when the targets of their sa- dism are children. Examples can be found in the oeuvre of the British writer Charles Dickens. this is only the outside façade of it because bioenergetically there is no dif- ference. nonsexual sadists repress their pleasure function in that they inhibit their sexual pleasure derived from the sa- distic violence they inflict because of a still tighter superego than that of sexual sadists. especially one of his novels that was turned into a film entitled Young Törless. religious schools and even state schools when they are ruled according to a strict moralistic paradigm.
What these life stories amply demonstrate is that the so-called chastisement of children is a form of nonsexual sadism in the form of physical violence inflicted on them for the pretext of bettering them. is very difficult to observe for long-term sa- 96 . From a selfhelp perspective—and this is after all the focus of this present book—the way to go is to ren- der all these desires first of all fully conscious. while it is a reasonable measure in any case. then. as the primary con- dition. we should not forget that physical child abuse in the form of brutal corporal punishment is a major issue still in mod- ern society that needs to be responsibly addressed by the lawmaker. the person must agree and work hard on building sufficient self-restraint from inflicting pain to any sexual mate. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS depicting the sadism of a group of youngsters at a military academy. at the start of the therapy. As the media today so often portray sexual violence. and only then can therapists assist in healing the sadistic afflic- tion and help the client to gradually get to living sexual desire constructively. They also can be found in autobiographies such as the personal story of Charles Chaplin. published in My Autobi- ography (1962/1992). which means that for being able to help the client. Such self-restraint. It is not of interest in the present context if and under which conditions legally the physical chastisement is considered by criminal law as a violent assault and thus punished as child abuse.
If this was not so. thwarted power. A solution can only be brought about when we apply a purely bioenergetic paradigm and try to heal the root cause of sadism. religion. this fact has been found both by sexological and anthropological research. remains a flexi- ble. As it is with natural sexuality. unfortunately we must state the fact today more than ever before that forcibly imposed self-restraint in the form of moral teachings have made things much worse than they were and are originally. CHAPTER THREE dists as long as the psychosomatic tension is so high that it interferes with and confuses cognitive processes. so it is with soul power. all our great teachers and gurus of virtue. Every human being who is con- scious of their natural soul power is loving and construc- 97 . I have observed that in most cases pro- found changes in sexual attraction are following up to pre- vious changes in our emotional predilections. moving thing that is subject to change. which is the constriction of the emotional flow in the organism. goodness and morality would have since long eradicated violence and abuse from the human race. Our sexuality. However. and subject to conscious choice. It is not power that is ultimately destructive but power- lessness. this does not mean that sexual conditioning is turning us into sexual automa- tons. Growing Up Sexually Our sexual behavior is largely the result of social con- ditioning. despite conditioning.
How do you want to build your personal reality. without taking risk. your appetite cools down and as a result your humanity cools down. This desire for controlling life is a by-product of angst. This perverse transmuta- tion of natural power into powerlessness and sadistic con- 98 . What happens when you repress the hot. you have very little courage and every day becomes a riddle with a thousand open questions. your sexual desire cools down. Natural power is necessary biologically and socially for us to defend ourselves. you simply cannot live. false and smeary moralism. because this destructiveness is not part of our natural setup but a result of our striving away from it because of the culturally induced perversion of genuine morality into violent. without this minimum amount of courage? And for building courage you need a feeling of power! When you feel powerless. your emotions cool down. the fear of our own destructiveness. And here lies exactly the logical circle. Then you experi- ence the cold rigidity of control. you will remain lonely. and possibly emotionally and sexually unfulfilled. Should I do this? Should I engage in that? Is it not too dangerous? Will I not hurt myself when I stand up for my desire? Without courage. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS tive. to mark our difference or for building the courage to stand up for our preferences. with all that it implies. and love and compassion get lost along the way. melting and streaming sensations that a naturally self-regulated body experiences? Life cools down. the fundamental error. How to find a partner? Without cour- age to address a woman or man.
Astrology assumes that the naturally positive energy of the planet becomes nega- tive and destructive as long as the retrogradation lasts. When the spin of a planet reverses. It changes polarity. This uncanny image from astrology can be generally applied to the workings of the vital energies. What then happens is that the planet’s energy is interiorized and can only serve our inner or personal development. the energy is not conducive for advancement. the energy of the planet changes as well. but not our social advance or recognition in society because on that level. as it does for example in the case when sexuality is forbidden or experienced only under strong guilt. 99 . For a positive and healthy development of a child it is necessary that the vital energy is in constant flow and that it does not stag- nate. which is a natural event to hap- pen in the life of every planet. This is often the result of being punished for sex play in early childhood or because of religious prohibitions that trigger guilt and that can severely block the further psy- chosexual development of the child. What then happens is namely an inversion of the energy. morose and inept child. CHAPTER THREE trol can be compared with the retrogradation of a planet that we know from astronomy and astrology. but for defeat. the originally socia- ble child becomes a loner and the happy and adept child becomes an anxious. both sexually and socially: the once heterosexually inclined child becomes homosexually inclined.
you were labeled a schizophrenic child. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS The child then begins to think and reflect instead of acting joyfully and spontaneously and the creativity poten- tial is more or less impaired. in the name of your own best. you were called an oversexed child. we have to look even more carefully at how children are raised in our culture. and re- mained aloof to this social game called Oedipus Complex. If you overdid it. and as a girl. you were not put in an institution. and not only platonically! You were supposed to really desire sexually your parent of the opposite sex and to compete with your same-sex parent for being a better partner. but 100 . and had actual sex with your parent of the opposite sex. to make it worse. and you were equally put in an institu- tion. This means in practice that as a boy. to fall in love to your father. Except you had exceptionally permis- sive parents and grew in a really loving home with lots of affection and could express your exuberance and longings early in childhood. you have been suffering. and you were put in an institution. And thus whatever you did had to go wrong in the end. And if you did as you were supposed to. however. you were sup- posed to fall in love to your mother. If you did not turn with the wind. When we want to penetrate deeper in this problem. and your parent in jail. I bring this up because you will find the key to the door to freedom only when you see how you became what you are. and this. and fell in love to your parent of the opposite sex while at the same time re- pressing this desire.
powerless. First of all. are interpreted by the child psy- chologist as signals for the child’s psychosexual dynamics whereas at the same time all is done to prevent the fantasy from being acted out. Regarding identification. with one word a modern consumer child. let us see how these professionals define what they call child sexuality. The first thing to note in their rhetoric is that while it is agreed upon in all other areas of life that one learns some- thing best when doing it. thus the child is supposed to remain with their wishes without however be given a chance to act them out. lived out only in a fantasmatic dimension. It is assumed by those professionals that a child becomes corrupt and socially in- ept when having sex with peers during childhood. it is considered healthy if the child directs his libido upon the parents and thus develops incestuous wishes. this truth is put upside down when we talk about child sexuality. all psychosexual growth in our society is a fantasy game. and not in real life. and became a timid. CHAPTER THREE you invariably damaged yourself. These wishes. aloof. In one word. By con- trast. Let me get into still more detail. authority-craving. conditioned. explaining how main- stream child psychology and pediatrics define and explain the psychosexual development of the child in our culture. The truth is of course that down the road we want to become ourselves and 101 . sickish and de- pendent child. then. the rhetoric in child psychol- ogy is that it is natural for a boy to wanting to become like his father and for a girl like her mother.
I will not comment here upon what I personally think of the Freudian idea of child sexuality. but the result of psychosexual ma- nipulation in early childhood. However. the more we redirect our behavior into sensing and feeling more. and here Freud spoke of the Oedipus Complex. and not in their autonomy as a self-thinker and self-feeler. The more we are deprived of true sensuality. From a selfhelp perspective it may be more important for you to know that the way to heal sadism is by creating abundant sensuality. during the genital phase. The first identification is called homosexual: the child identifies with the same-sex parent. Sadism and sensuality really are mutu- ally exclusive. But this fact is occulted because it’s not politically correct to bring that up in a culture of imitation and industrial ma- nipulation in which the individual is legitimate only in his or her capacity as a consumer. Next comes the heterosexual identification with the parent of the opposite sex. I believe that this latent homosexuality in our culture is not inborn. and actively create more sensuality in our 102 . during the so-called anal phase. by the same token. the more we tend to develop sadistic traits. as the focus of this book is upon helping you for dealing with your emotions and your sexuality. and therefore not a natural component of the sex drive. and not to enter a discussion about the value or lacking value of Freudian psychoanalysis and its theories. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS not tin soldiers modeled and cloned after our parents.
and thus love must be promoted and lived! Love is a highly effective alchemical process. the more we move away from sadism and back into natural and pleasurable giving-and-taking. CHAPTER THREE lives. suicide has been found to be a major outcome of de- pression. has power. In addition. At some point in their lives. but it’s not a power that degrades. It shows that most people’s emotional sanity has been thwarted and that they have lost their natural soul power. which creates depression. and second create really abundant sensuality. it means to accept one’s desire unconditionally. is not a result of power. without however being clinically depressed—simply because they never consulted a doc- tor. Love. The high rate of depression today in major civilizations testifies for this fact.5% of the population in any given one-year period. Thus. Getting away from sadism means two things. Suicide statistics in the USA show that up to 15% of those who are clinically depressed die by suicide. Only love can heal violent sex desires. correct- ing your vocabulary and putting words on your desire so as to heal any linguistic confusion. and are striving to gain more secondary powers in form of 103 . when it is thwarted. Power abuse then. but of the repression of power. 10% to 25% of women and 5% to 12% of men will likely become clinically depressed. It is estimated that 70% to 75% of all Americans may suffer from chronic and recurring depression. too. or 9. abases and violates. —Depression affects approximately 19 million Americans. however problem- atic and disruptive it may seem. Power only becomes a problem when it is repressed. the prob- lem is not power but how we handle it.
and dominance over others. but also destroy its very creation. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS social status. Once you understand that. Nature is powerful. material possessions. we can positively influence it. as the sages of old taught us. you understand all. 104 . Think only of an earth- quake! While we might not be able to ultimately control the power of nature. Life itself is power. It cannot only create. by handling our own human power responsibly.
professionals. and identity code. and of emotions and sexuality. to begin with. I shall propose a whole new re- gard on sexuality. Chapter Four The Energy Nature of Sexuality Introduction In the present chapter. which is a vibrational fingerprint. I call this scientific terminology Emonics (Emotional Identity Code Science). the fact that we all possess as individu- als a unique emotional identity. This means in practice that we are not automatons in matters of emotions and sexuality. politicians and the public at large. an abbreviation that re- flects the essential. I have suggested a unifying terminology. in particular. in general. as psychoanalysis and . The terminology could namely facilitate cross-disciplinary exchanges between scientists. based upon the energy nature of all life.
but from a point of view of emotional predilection. without any sexual afterthoughts. but even a cup of coffee with a man. except in neurosis or psychosis. or a female friend. she would have to come accompanied either by a member of her family. but that is not what first aroused my attention. I see a young woman. that she has the ideal body. It means that when we choose certain partners for sexual mating. It was her smile. all of us. But all of this doesn’t disturb me for my emotional predilection is firmly for her after in those many years living here. and not only free sex. cashier in a super- market where I shop almost daily. for your choice will be pre-sexual in the sense that you have a certain emo- tional preference for the type of partner you feel attracted to. If I wanted to invite her for a coffee. very petite. I noticed after several days that she gave me a smile that was quite open and unusual for the culture in which I am living—which is a culture in which free sex for any woman from a decent family is out of question. I never had a similarly strong emotional attraction for any other 106 . and I notice. this is not done from a compulsion. Before you consciously choose a sexual mate. It means that we are emotionally aware individuals who can make conscious choices in all matters of emotional and sexual predilection. make up in our mind a blueprint of that person. This is when emotional predilection comes in. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS sexology believe. I know the cul- tural standard. As I am living here since many years. es- pecially if he is a foreigner. For example. you. if ever she agreed.
and then turn off. Foreigners are kinda supposed to get that cheap food for a night. she would go to university. if she was from a rich family here in Cambodia. how I am feeling today! That is. This is one side of the medal. What are foreigners doing here? Most of them. When I come to check out. as they are depicted in the media. it is also her smart. This then in turn corroborates my own emotional attraction to her. and there are really very many here. where I 107 . I did dating all over the place. and the worst experience were Thai and Filipino women. for it’s years that I am looking to remarry. And there is one more detail. no. and many beautiful and attractive. But it’s all a different game. given this kind of repressive culture in which I am living. and a man would be chosen for her by her fam- ily. The other side is that the man who is in my position would worry about a young lady looking for a good marriage! And here is the differ- ence. And what adds on to my attraction is not just her perfect body and her smile. she would not work as a simple cashier. frankly. I can reason at any time. rather unusual and it shows a genu- ine interest in me for she takes a sort of initiative that fits badly to the totally passive image of women here. which may not be obvious but it somehow expresses itself in her face. in the shows. not inter- ested in marriage. not just a fancy of the day. she asks me how I am. CHAPTER FOUR young woman. let us see how it goes in the mind. in her eyes. in the films. and in daily life. or a week. and this man would in most cases not be a foreigner. it actually validates it! Now. would choose bar girls.
in such kind of argumentation. But keep focused. not just in case you want to marry. repetitive. like riding a bicycle. to inherit a fortune. Next morning story buried. It would be mechanical. To share with a woman a dinner at candle light is nonsense. and that also humanizes sex! For without the heart. a fun activity. a pastime. our emotional predilections prime. sex would be a barbarous and largely meaningless thing. to get a ‘good man. but not something that 108 . and accept that there is a clear and sharp distinction between looking for a sexual mate or a partner! I argue that in both cases. and can reduce an experience to something barely meaningful. It is the heart that makes us really human. you will invariably have a reaction to this story. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS found there was no emotional bonding at all. romanticism. or old-fashioned conservatism? It’s here.’ to be cared for. that you see how the mind. yes. You give me this. I pay you that! Contract made. the pure ra- tional mind. these considerations of the heart and the soul do not count—they are dismissed as ‘nonsense’ or ‘sentimentality. and our emotions. We have been talking about sadism and I would like to make the point here that of course when somebody suffers from a sadistic affliction. can actually silence the heart. and another fun is waiting for me! To call emotional predilection. as it’s often done. a sport. but sheer and blunt materialism. you will nod or shake your head.’ What such a person wants is the hard core experience of pure sexual fun without complication. Now if you are a man or a woman. is one of the verbal perversions our culture suffers from.
in this book. be it professionally or personally. and especially those who work in forensic research and for law enforcement authorities take it for granted that abuse will be perpetuated through the fact that the abused invariably become the abusers. they did not consider the quest for marriage to be one of a mere sexual conquest of the hero over his female partner. and lasting at- tachment to a person! Now. preferably against payment. only confirms a perennial science tradition that em- phasized the importance of the heart in all questions of decision-making.’ It is a dehumaniz- ing affliction. as a matter of one night. we can at all regard sex as a mechanical function. while it is of great value. for it is focused upon ego-centered satis- faction in a timely fashion. CHAPTER FOUR could in any way be associated with love. But this research. for it is what motivated me to write it in the first place. to secure there will be no ‘after effects’ and ‘the next morning we are departing as complete strangers. as an automatism? This question is the centerpoint. When we look at ancient fairy tales. if this is so. Many psychiatrists. really. they always em- phasized the heart connection between the hero and the heroine. I have 109 . let us ask at this point how. We have been discussing the value of emotions in our cognitive ap- praisal and our personal setup. as a result of the amazing HeartMath® research. This is very important to understand. as a matter of dominance. As I oppose this negativistic and cynical approach since years. for sadism is ex- actly the contrary.
Our psychiatry may well be right in that from their reductionist view of the psyche. and of the human organism. transparent body. For example. energy body. the age-old spiritual cul- ture and religion of the Kahunas in Hawaii. they will be short of tools for healing the scars of early abuse. in particular. luminous body. One of the most generally known of these wistful tradi- tions is Chinese Medicine. with the rest of our science and medicine. eth- 110 . I will put a par- ticular focus in this context on the research on Huna con- ducted over many years by Max Long and Erika Nau. there is Huna. And here they represent truly a minority position compared to the overwhelming majority of cultures that do explain life since millennia as a manifestation of the cosmic life energy. and which as a result have developed energy-based heal- ing approaches for the body and the psyche. Other terms I encountered in the scientific and esoteric literature are aura. negate the energy-nature of all life in general. particle body. Be- sides. The luminous body is one of several terms used for the transparent energy emanation that wraps around our physi- cal body and manifests as an egg-shaped aura of lesser density than our physical body. there are innumerable tribal cultures that developed long ago their own energy-based healing systems. light body. which I mentioned already. and this logically so within their system simply because they. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS been looking for solutions that are little known to most psychiatrists because they have been developed mainly outside of the modern world and scientific frame of refer- ence.
and how they impact upon the upcoming of sexual long- ings. and this is where and how I want to impact on current sexology. but not systemically. CHAPTER FOUR eric body. and spherical body. Up to a new generation of scientists to take up my torso of research and develop it into a grown-out science that can possibly and hopefully one day replace the joke-forum of sexology with its jesters. My focus is especially on emotions. its clowns. using the frame of reference of a modern holistic sci- ence or systems theory. This is done by looking at the bioenergy in a systemic way. and not a complete science. There will be a time when serious science authors will deplore the decades the world has slept in safe hypnosis and under the spell of such a treacherous accumulation of myths and fairy tales that today is sold as official sexologi- 111 . it is obvious that what I am presenting here is but a vocabulary or terminology. its ridiculous assumptions and all the fake-knowledge it is blown up with like a kermess balloon. What I do is trying to unify a very split-up and nonsensical terminology that has grown histori- cally. I do not arro- gate myself to be a science creator. and summarizing approaches to energy healing from the past that have been suppressed and demonized by the dominator forces of re- ductionist modern science I am going to propose first of all a vocabulary created in an attempt to unify terminology and help psychology develop an energy-based concept for under- standing human emotions and sexual attraction. In addition to looking at newer research on healing the luminous body. This is the core of my research.
It will one day be proven that sexology was one of the most Cartesian approaches ever to be found in modern science. and not static and mechanical. In 112 . INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS cal science. The perennial science I rediscovered was a true science because it never lost its original continuum of being a true philos sophia. In fact. defamed and persecuted by system conformists. as Joseph Camp- bell affirms in his books. and even in the whole of science history! The Energy Nature of Sexuality One of my primary research targets is elucidating the nature of sexual attraction and what I myself call emotional predilections. and even some of their books were burnt.’ it appears in line with functional logic that what is inside the cell will also be enveloping the body. In our Western scientific tradition. scientists who acknowledged the exis- tence of the bioplasmatic energy were rejected. And from this principle. that in the Hermetic tradition was metaphorically expressed with ‘as it is above. other great civilizations have since millennia acknowledged the fact that life is basically an energy func- tion and that’s dynamic and systemic. Western culture stands out by its collective denial of the most fundamental patterns of living. a science tradition that was inspired by the love for truth. so it is below. for wisdom. And yet this denial of truth that seems to be inherent in Western civilization is not found else- where in human history and mythology.
It folds seven subtle energy layers around the physical or dense body that extent more than just a few inches. Despite quantum physics. —See. and could de- velop the tremendously effective medical science of acu- puncture. that life is holisti- cally coded in energy patterns and that no living process can be properly mapped and identified in its functional effec- tiveness without knowing these patterns and the bioener- getic charge they contain. which shattered much of the traditional nature-hostile scientific worldview. as mechanistic. entirely chemistry- based and palliative Western medicine. for example. Even cutting edge systems researchers such as Rupert Sheldrake deny what they call the ‘vitalistic approach’ de- claring as simply ‘mechanistic’ any scientific approach that integrates the perennial knowledge about the cosmic life energy. against all scientific logic. Western sci- ence continues to deny what is obvious. traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine as well as Ayurveda from India were able to discover in our organism the meridians as the major pipelines of the bioenergetic flow. this bioplasmatic energy is both inside the cell and it surrounds the physical body like a transparent shell. symptom-oriented. The successes this perennial medical science booked already thousands of years ago are today still unheard of in our mechanistic. Shafica Karagulla. 113 . The Chakras (1989) From their erudite energy-based worldview. CHAPTER FOUR fact.
as they lack. but he says it under the header A-Field. or refutability. to come up with an Integral Theory of Everything that simply summa- rizes what those authors said over the course of several centuries. or testability. I really think that Western science is misguided from the start in that it always had this tendency to discard from 114 . a term that sounds suspiciously close to Harold Saxton Burr’s L- Field. Jung. Reichenbach. pp. Lakhovsky or Bohm had to say about it goes unnoticed. but throughout this book. Reich. this shows me and you that something is wrong with out science . and such an author is credited with being one of the leading scientists today … come on. And of course without mentioning Burr with one word! And what Heraclites. 12 and 43-49. Sheldrake says morphogenetic information is not related to energy patterns. Swedenborg. Freud. Goethe. Paracelsus. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS —Rupert Sheldrake. Here we are left alone. of which he does not seem to grasp the single truth behind the many expres- sions of it.. In addition. Such a sworn resistance against knowledge that is per- ennial is all-too-typical for the arrogant attitude of most Western scientists and their mouthpiece media. after a cathedral judgment of far-reaching con- sequences. Sheldrake denies ‘vitalistic’ theories. Mesmer. according to him falsifiability. it is even worse: he never mentions in his famous and bestselling books any of the forefathers of energy science. With Ervin Laszlo. A New Science of Life (1995).. Einstein. without giving a valid explanation for his hypothesis. the status of a theory. and which is not followed by any evidence or reference.
the energy. or channeling: these branches. The overarching universal creator principle that in relig- ions is attributed to the divine and was given many names. plant energies. It is very important to realize that e and consciousness are one in the sense that e instantaneously impacts upon and forms consciousness. of the great tree of knowledge were cut off from the rudimentary torso of official Western science. E-force. 115 . telepathy. and many more. I have added-on a second term. numerol- ogy. Mechanists are unable to understand nature. their spiritual vacuum makes for their discarding out the very energy that is at the basis of all we observe. astrology. prophecy. e-force. It can be said as well that e or e-force are contained in con- sciousness. and this simplicity should exactly reflect its ultimate complexity. CHAPTER FOUR its scientific worldview much more than it ever observed and retained. while it is in turn aware of e. ectoplasms. is the force. telekinesis. e-force is a state of manifestation of the creator force. while great minds and brains have spent lifetimes researching in these fundamen- tal disciplines of perennial science. To more aptly describe the creator force or meta-observer of reality. And more impor- tantly. I call it simply e. the fairy worlds. Think only of Feng Shui. through which e is acting upon the surface of consciousness. While e could be described as the unmanifest ultimate observer. morphogenetic fields. and they can for this very reason not understand a science that con- tains more than intellectual assumptions. the Druid sages. then. shamanism.
on the human level. and is contained in emotional energy. as magic as it looks on first sight. we can thus construe a translator and transmitter device to help people commu- 116 . e-force has created human emotions. Through this peculiar contraption located about three feet above the medium’s head. the desincarnate spirit created vibrations which en- abled him to speak to us as using a telephone. in a voice like the one he had on earth. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Now. emotional energy is one of the many manifestations of the e-force. a spirit transmit- ted his thoughts. and to provide them with a substance called ectoplasm which they drew from his and his sitters' bodies to fashion a replica of the vocal organs —a voice box or etheric microphone. Thus. Now. can be scientifically explained. this phenomenon. Woods was told. I cite from Life after Death. We are observing here what is called by Huna science a ‘protruding aka finger. the abil- ity to attract the spirits of human beings who had died and moved on to another place of existence. Let me give an example. By a process that no living scientist could explain. This substance acts like a matrix for energetically coded messages and decodes them so that they can be in- telligible for people who live in dimensions vibrating at a different frequency from the emitter’s. by Neville Randall: Leslie Flint was said to have a strange and rare gift.’ a bioplasmatic substance squeezed out from the body’s reser- voir of e-force that the Kahunas call mana. Through the use of aka substance.
conven- tional science cannot explain these phenomena so far. the mechanist scientists built a science that was to oppose the church. be- cause it has no explanation for the cosmic life energy that is the information field behind all those phenomena. in the house of natural sci- 117 . After more than a millennium of life and knowledge denial by the Christian Church.’ Do we have to wonder. That ec- toplasm box is exactly such kind of device. It not only de- codes the emonic vibrations from the other dimension. It has built a neat house without giving the owner a room for himself. Western science truly is death science as it refuses to ac- knowledge the main ingredient of life. Why this is so has historical reasons. is the creator force. that modern science until this day could not find out the nature of emotions without facing an abyss? This can’t be different after all since mod- ern science has no idea of the impact of the observer until the severe paradoxes of quantum physics blew up most of Newtonian science and healed that scientific neurosis. then. that had to be a science where God was banned. that I call e. and e. Of course. CHAPTER FOUR nicate who live in different vibrational universes. the field or life en- ergy. in order to reinstate nature. but also amplifies them so that these vibrations become sound waves intelligible for the human ear. Amit Goswami observes in The Self-Aware Universe (1995) that the major weakness of material realism was ‘that the philosophy seems to exclude subjective phenom- ena altogether. The owner of the house.
—Carl Jung. as Lynne McTaggart calls the life force. saying that at bottom there is no difference between Plato’s eîdos concept and Jung’s own proprietary concept of psychic en- ergy that he considered to be a constituent element in arche- types. and ac- cordingly. contrary to common belief. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS ence. Pliny. Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious (1959). and from here we are going to formulate. and not only in its impact on. most probably through a joint effort of many enlightened and spiritually aware sci- entists a unified field theory. 639 By the way. —See Lynne McTaggart. or the recognition of The Field. I would have to cite quite a few modern-day authors. and the concept of energy in his study Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious (1959). but to be found already with Cicero. is not his invention. There is definitely a holistic trend now in postmodern science. there is a marked change of direction now in our science that is gradually getting us again in touch with the spiritual dimension that has been discarded out. Jung honestly admits that the term arche- types. The Field (2002) Carl-Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Carl Jung puts up an astonishing analogy between the Platonic concept of ideas. and others and that 118 . and expression through human emo- tions. and a new direction toward integration. if this was a study about the bioenergy in general.
CHAPTER FOUR it also appears in the Corpus Hermeticum as a philosophical concept. Jung pursues: Or let us take the concept of energy. to archety- pon eîdos. Looking at the old Greek term for archetype. The eîdos. 397). like the primal warmth of the Stoics. title of one of his bestselling books.. Jung’s insights are the most substantial. Thus. which is an interpreta- tion of physical events. In earlier times it was the secret fire of the alchemists. (Id. is sys- temically sound. it becomes clear that an archetype is just one pos- sible form of eîdos. We are going to see further down that Jung. Jung’s insight about ideas con- taining energy as archetypes contain psychic energy. as if in a flash of genius. or phlogiston. or the heat-force inherent in matter. The Web of Life (1997) In a couple of sentences Jung draws a really synchro- nistic ellipse from Heraclites over the alchemists to today’s still existing tribal cultures that call the universal cosmic energy mana. as he 119 . —Fritjof Capra. are primordial images stored in a supra-celestial place as eternal and transcendent forms that the seer could perceive in dreams and visions. a power of growth and magic healing that is generally called mana. or the Hera- clitean ever-living fire. From there. Jung explains. got a glimpse in what today the particle physicist Fritjof Capra calls the Web of Life. which border on the primitive notion of an all-pervading vital force.
g. But note: this analogy is itself an older intuitive idea from which the concept of physical energy originally developed. the perceptible changes effected by the psyche cannot possi- bly be understood except as a phenomenon of energy. contains the factors m (mass) and v (velocity). and tries hard to distinguishes it from Freud’s li- bido concept and the energy concept in atomic physics.. The formula for kinetic energy. but can also be found in Indonesia and on the east coast of Africa. or to put it another way: in spite of the non-measurability of psychic processes. and it still echoes in the Latin numen and. This places the psychologist in a situation which is highly repug- nant to the physicist: The psychologist also talks of energy although he has nothing measurable to manipulate. besides which the concept of energy is a strictly defined mathemati- cal quantity which cannot be applied as such to anything psychic. If psychology nevertheless insists on employing its own concept of energy for the purpose of expressing the ac- tivity (energeia) of the psyche. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS carefully analyses the nature of what he termed psychic energy. they can hardly be inter- preted as anything but energy processes. E=mv2/2. but only as its analogy. This mana con- cept is not confined to Melanesia. which can be traced back to the primitive or archaic idea of the ‘extraordinarily potent’. In so far as they are objective events. and these would ap- pear to be incommensurable with the nature of the empirical psyche. more faintly. The latter rests on earlier applications of an energeia not mathemati- cally defined. genius loci). In On The Nature of the Psyche (1959). it is not of course being used as a mathematical formula. The use of the term libido in the newer medical psy- 120 . Jung writes: There are indications that psychic processes stand in some sort of energy relation to the physiological substrate. in genius (e.
could not be quantified. but that their apparent difference only stems from the fact that they are measured in different ways. but he well lays out the conceptual problem that is at the basis of all present research on the cosmic life energy. This archetypal idea is therefore far from being only primi- tive. but differs from the physicist’s conception of energy by the fact that it is essentially qualitative and not quantitative. we enlist the function of feeling (valuation). On the Nature of the Psyche (1959). for which purpose. rather closed to this idea. it is highly in- teresting. he calls mana. He never went as far as actually considering this energy as a real and measurable information field and not just an archetypal idea. other than by feeling : In psychology the exact measurement of quantities is re- placed by an approximate determination of intensities. —Carl Jung. I am going to show further down that there is no basic difference between psychic energy and kinetic energy. of concrete measurement in physics. states that psychic energy could not be measured. in psychology. in strictest contrast to physics. pp. The latter takes the place. The psy- chic intensities and their graduated differences point to 121 . CHAPTER FOUR chology has surprising affinities with the primitive mana. that. 130-132 While I question Jung in several points. in accordance with most tribal cultures. he has been aware of the perennial concept of a universal all-pervasive cosmic energy that. What Jung further explains regarding the difference between psychic energy and kinetic energy does not stand a deeper analysis. as only very few psychologists. Jung.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS quantitative processes which are inaccessible to direct obser- vation and measurement. First. and thus mechanistic standard in physics. In fact. since psychic phenomena exhibit a certain qualita- tive aspect. And for jus- tifying the energy nature of the psyche. only by applying a strictly Newtonian. we can come to say that all is measurable. It appears to me Jung wanted to anticipate possible criti- cism from the side of his opponents. Therefore. 132). within the world of subatomic physics or quantum physics. However. psy- chic energy on one hand. he makes an awk- ward comparison with physics in thinking about the pos- sibility of measurement of the two energies in question. This is so exactly because not 122 . While psychological data are es- sentially qualitative. mass and velocity would be adequate concepts for character- izing the psyche so far as it has any observable effects in space: in other words. those who. this paradigm has been seen to produce wrong or no results. and kinetic energy. since mass and energy are of the same nature.. Jung does not appear to see that physics itself is mechanistic when it boasts with the idea of total measur- ability that already at Jung’s lifetime was no more unani- mously accepted. some- thing to which the energy formula would be applicable. Could these quantities be measured the psyche would be bound to appear as having motion in space. following a mechanistic paradigm in psychology. (Id. they also have a sort of latent physical energy. it must have an aspect under which it would appear as mass in motion. would deny the idea of psychic energy as being a true dynamic force. on the other.
ex- cept we can prove it is not. he starts from the premise that psy- chic and kinetic energy are two different kinds of energy. it makes much more sense in cases of doubt to start from the general paradigm that all in life is one. I think we can safely assume that the psyche is in con- stant motion. but one in time. as a mass in motion. but then concludes that if psychic energy is like kinetic energy. First of all. so must be the two energies. but that motion is not one in space. are intertwined. it seems to me. CHAPTER FOUR all is measurable or cognizable. a constant change and development over time. When all is one in nature. right as the first question: ‘Why should we assume two different kinds of energy?’ To me. Jung’s problem here. is but his own mechanistic view of psy- chic energy. from the start. He tries to find a common denominator for both energy con- cepts. As time and space. Jung concludes: 123 . I would rather take the opposite approach and ask. and a large part of the phe- nomenology is based upon probability only. one and the same energy manifesting in different ways. we logically have to start from the idea that we deal with the same energy. which may manifest in different ways. This is the crux that Jung has here in his reasoning. something like a unifying concept. as relativity theory clearly says. then the psyche must be something that is in motion. if at all we as- sume two different kinds of energy and not.
) These last sentences in Jung’s reasoning on psychic en- ergy are stunning in that Jung found a way out of the crux in which he seemed to be caught at the start. having done psychic research for more than two decades. conversely. In fact. a matter with a latent psyche. as we know today. assumes is a state of ideal harmony of all-that-is. Jung was diligently studying. strongly formed by Platonic thought. or its contrary. and. (Id. while at his time. Basically. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS If one is unwilling to postulate a pre-established harmony of physical and psychic events. he concludes that a kind of synergistic interaction of physical and psychic events. For the latter presumption. boiling down to the admission of a unifying worldview that he. I noted over and over again that basically what we observe in parapsychology are energy 124 . a discipline that. Jeans. And to backup his statement he reminds the reader of parapsychology. psychic research. and their energies. it was less respectable for a psychologist to do so than it is today. then they can only be in a state of interaction. could not be denied. and that he describes as ‘pre-established harmony of physical and psychic events’. But the latter hypothesis requires a psyche that touches matter at some point. In this connection I would remind the reader of the existence of parapsychic phenomena whose reality value can only be appreciated by those who have had occasion to satisfy themselves by personal observation. he says that it would be admissible to advo- cate both starting points. and others). a postulate not so very far removed from certain formulations of modern physics (Eddington.
was one of the greatest expo- nents of holistic science. Emanuel Swe- denborg. Freud. instead of splitting the cosmic energy into psychic energy and kinetic energy. the scientific predecessor of mod- ern parapsychology. CHAPTER FOUR phenomena. he was a phe- nomenally successful natural healer and alchemist. he called it spirit energy because he had observed that spirits he encountered dur- ing séances were emanating this energy. the expla- nations given by Paracelsus. and to a much lesser extent physical. There is a continuity in bioenergy research in so far as all researchers speak of a unifying energy concept. an ectoplasm. This was already an established fact in early spiritism research. and later found that same energy in plants. Reich and Lakhovsky. at the same time. Let me briefly report here. Reichenbach. Paracelsus (1493-1541) Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim. for example. Mesmer. a wandering scholar and healer from Switzerland. an eminent expert on the matter. was asking the same question as Jung and an- swered it by pointing to the bioplasmatic energy that pro- duces. Paracelsus was the first to recognize that the energy manifested in different 125 . Swedenborg. for this purpose. I fact. publish- ing under the pen Paracelsus. material or touchable events. He used to call the bioenergy vis vitalis or mumia and he identified this energy in all plants.
like a unique identity code assigned to each of them. which we have to imagine as some sort of composite vibrational code. after testing over generations. as this was later done by Samuel Hahnemann and Edward Bach in homeopathy. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS plants in a way such as to form specific energy patterns. called the subtle bioenergy spirit energy. Swedenborg (1688-1772) Emanuel Swedenborg. also taught and applied in Chinese plant medicine. Swedenborg exam- ined the bioenergy in ectoplasms and drew his conclusions on the basis of these findings. known for his research on spir- itism. can effect. He thus proposed to take only the essence from these plants. condensed and potent healing agents through their harmonious melting of various plant energies into a higher form of unison vibration. The tinctures he thereby created possessed the charac- teristic of being highly effective. distinctly distilled into a super-vibrational tincture. he lec- tured that certain plants are collateral for healing and certain others not. 126 . by the use of a distilla- tion process. millennia before his birth. Because of his specific interest in the afterworld. as I found. The same what Paracelsus did in the West. as they found. that no one single plant can achieve a healing potency that a set of collateral plants. With this extraordinary knowledge that is. Chinese sages did in the East.
he ultimately related the cosmic life energy to God. inter- estingly enough. was a rather common emotional dys- function to be found with middle and upper class women who had suffered patriarchal and sex-denying upbringing 127 . At that time. and kinetic energy. secretion and healing processes. especially those elaborated by Paracelsus and Carl Reichenbach regarding the bioenergetic vibration of plants. and thus a spiritual explanation of the spirit en- ergy. on one hand. on the other. Franz-Anton Mesmer was a physician who. as Swedenborg elaborated a whole cos- mology. His main focus was on lunar energy in its influence on vari- ous bodily functions such as sleep rhythms. Mesmer got to his insights through the tedious study of hysteria and female hysterics. Furthermore. contrary to Jung’s split definition that acknowl- edged it only in its dualistic consistence as psychic energy. Swedenborg lacked the comparative in- sights that the other researchers possessed. Contrary to Paracelsus’ focus on plants. as a manifestation of the divine. Mesmer (1734-1815) Dr. hysteria. most probably because of socie- tal sexual repression. Mesmer’s scientific and medical focus was upon humans only. CHAPTER FOUR As a result. wrote his doctoral dissertation on the in- fluence of planetary energies upon the human organism. Swedenborg’s concept however is well affirming that the cosmic energy is a uni- fied concept.
Mesmer’s. and gave it that somewhat fancy name animal magnet- ism. To conclude. as mineral magnetism. Behind the divergence in terminology. animus means what is ‘animated’ with life. his own bioplasmatic vibration that had that cur- ing effect upon his hysteric patients. at that time. Mesmer first encountered healing currents through huge and strong magnets that he placed between himself and the patient. Freud’s etiology of hys- teria was thus sexual. which made him conclude that ultimately it was his own body electrics. because it goes back to the Latin root animus. these scientists 128 . Mesmer thus discovered the subtle energy that before him Paracel- sus called vis vitalis and that Swedenborg named spirit en- ergy. but Mesmer. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS and who in addition were living in a condition that did not allow them to discharge their sexual energy. in good alignment with the morality code of his time did not touch the sexual question and experimented with magnets for healing hys- teria. He came up with the expression animal magnetism for the simple reason to distinguish this variant of magnetic force from those which were commonly referred to. In Latin. and subsequently. and later observed. cosmic magnetism and plane- tary magnetism. What Mesmer rediscovered was the bioplasmatic en- ergy that since long was known before him. that the same healing effects occurred also without the magnets. to his astonishment. He chose the word animal. what thus be- longs to the animate realm. with breath. and not human.
CHAPTER FOUR observed and reported basically the same natural phenom- ena. a blue-green shadowy egg-formed substance around the plant. spent the last part of his life ob- serving the vibrational emanations and bioenergetic code in plants. metallurgist. a German noble who was a recognized chemist. paraffin and phenol. corroborated his observations. who were carefully selected in terms of mental clarity and sanity. he invited other scientists and lay persons to join him in his observations. Reichenbach was not a mystic. His conclusions were based on the con- trolled observation of natural processes in plants and in humans. natural- ist and philosopher and member of the prestigious Prus- sian Academy of Sciences. Reichenbach (1788-1869) Baron Carl Ludwig Freiherr von Reichenbach. For example. but throughout his life a natural scientist. he observed. a life principle which he said permeates all living things. known for his discoveries of kero- sene. and the interactions between plants and humans. when observing a plant in a darkened room in the cellar of his castle that he had isolated against telluric vibrations. After having been certain about his own accurate per- ception and the proven repeatability of the experiment. after having accustomed his eyes to the dark for about two hours. 129 . He spoke of Od or Odic force. and all the other persons.
went to the poor in or- der to heal their suffering family members. Reich was a re- spected analyst for much of his life. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS On the basis of his astounding discoveries. and later orgone researcher. Reich is best known for his studies on the link between human sexuality and emotions. rather than on individual neurotic symptoms. Wilhelm Reich was a physician and psychoanalyst. and which were intended to accumulate the bioenergy. 130 . Reichen- bach set out to heal sick people with the Odic force con- struing various devices for this purpose. in which patients could sit. Reichenbach’s research clearly corroborates an important part of the spiri- tual microcosm of the native Kahunas in Hawaii and the corresponding cosmology of the Cherokee natives in North America who almost exclusively use plant-contained bio- energy in their approach to healing disease. focusing on character structure. He became very popular as he. from Austria. as a rich industrial. Reich (1897-1957) Dr. the idea of free avail- ability of contraceptives and abortion. the importance of what he called orgastic potency. He built boxes called orgone accumulators. Reich was in many ways far ahead of his time in pro- moting healthy adolescent sexuality. which he called orgone. and for what he said was the discovery of a form of energy that perme- ates the atmosphere and all living matter. and economic inde- pendence for women.
In 1929. L'étiologie du Cancer (1929). CHAPTER FOUR Wilhelm Reich corroborated through his research on what he called orgone energy what holistic researchers be- fore him already had observed: that life is coded in dy- namic patterns of an invisible subtle bioplasmatic energy that is not to be confounded with bioelectricity. Myron Sharaf. The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933/1970). The Secret of Life (2003). and that is somehow related to the creator principle. —Georges Lakhovsky. Lakhovsky (1869-1942) Georges Lakhovsky was a Russian engineer who emi- grated to France before World War I. Record of a Friendship (1981). Wilhelm Reich. perhaps for the first time in science history. Children of the Future (1950). translated in English as The Secret of Life. He further found that not only do all living cells produce and radiate oscillations of very high frequencies. —See. Le Secret de la Vie (1929). Selected Writings (1973). but that they 131 . resonance and what today we know as cell resonance. The Cancer Biopathy (1973). Fury on Earth (1983). The Function of the Orgasm (1942). Lakhovsky published his book Le Secret de la Vie in Paris. for example. steady supply of energy of the right frequency brings about what he called. L'Universion (1927) He discovered that all living cells possess attributes normally associated with electronic circuits. Lakhovsky made the discovery that the oscillation of high frequency sine waves when sustained by a small.
This source of radiation was attributed by Lakhovsky to cosmic rays that constantly bombard the earth. As a result of these observations. From this astute observation. Tansley. —See. thus bringing about their decline. David V. Lakhovsky specifically ob- served that if he could increase the amplitude. of the oscillations of healthy cells. when he rose the amplitude of the disease-causing cells. while when frequencies differed. Lakhovsky viewed the progression of disease as essentially a battle between 132 . he further found that the cells of pathogenic organisms produce different frequen- cies than normal. this increase would dampen the oscillations produced by disease caus- ing cells. However. Chakras. but not the frequency. he construed devices for healing by the application of high frequency waves. the growth of the cell would become stronger. that today we know as radionics. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS also receive and respond to oscillations imposed upon them by outside sources. healthy cells. their oscillations would gain the upper hand and as a result the test person or plant would become weaker and illness in- crease. this would weaken the vitality of the cell. Based upon these insights. for example. Rays and Radionics (1996) Lakhovsky found that when outside sources of oscilla- tions are resonating in sync with the energy code of the cell.
The diameter of the copper loop determined which range of frequencies would be captured. upon which Lakhovsky took one of the ten infected plants and simply fashioned a heavy copper wire in a one loop. Lakhovsky found that the thirty centimeter loop captured frequencies that fell within the resonant frequency range of the plant’s cells. The tumors fell off in less than three weeks and by two months. wrists. 1924. tumors had developed in all of the plants. Lakhovsky then fashioned loops of copper wire that could be worn around the waist. he inoculated a set of ten geranium plants with a plant cancer that produced tumors. the plant was thriving. CHAPTER FOUR resonant oscillations of host cells versus oscillations ema- nating from pathogenic organisms. This allowed the plant to overwhelm the os- cillations of the cancer cells and thereby destroy the cancer. He initially proved his theory using plants. In Decem- ber. neck. All of the other cancer- inoculated plants. The copper coil was found to collect and concentrate energy from extremely high frequency cosmic rays. 133 . those that were not receiving the copper coil. This captured energy thus reinforced the resonant os- cillations naturally produced by the nucleus of the gera- nium’s cells. died within thirty days. open-ended coil about thirty centimeter (12”) in di- ameter around the center of the plant and held it in place. After thirty days. elbows.
increased the immune response to the disease-causing organisms. These high voltages caused a corona discharge around the perimeter of the outside resonator ring that Lakhovsky called effluvia. He named them fields of life or 134 . worn continuously around certain parts of the body. Hunt Professor Emeritus. K. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS knees. These simple coils. would invigorate the vibrational strength of cells and increased the immune response which in turn took care of the offending pathogens. Anatomy. Upon which he con- strued a device that produced a broad range of high fre- quency pulsed signals that radiate energy to the patient via two round resonators: one resonator acting as a transmitter and the other as a receiver. at Yale University School of Medicine. The patient would sit on a wooden stool in between the two resonators and was exposed to these dis- charges for about fifteen minutes. The machine generated a wide spectrum of high fre- quencies coupled with static high voltage charges applied to the resonators. Burr found that all living things are controlled by elec- trodynamic fields and demonstrated to measure them us- ing standard voltmeters. or ankles of people and found that over time relief of painful symptoms was obtained. The frequency waves sped up the recovery process by stimulating the resonance of healthy cells in the patient and in doing so. Burr (1889-1973) Harold Saxton Burr was E.
Burr set up a series of experiments that showed that all living or- ganisms are surrounded by energy fields. he demon- strated that changes in the L-field directly relate to changes in a person’s mental and emotional states. Burr was able to verify his initial hypothesis of subtle energy fields that govern the human body. In his work with humans. and thunder- storms. he was able to demonstrate that changes in environmental electromagnetic fields such as the phases of the moon. reaching a peak of activity at the full moon. which is exactly 135 . He showed that changes in the electrical potential of the L-field would lead to changes in the health of the organism. substantially affected the L-field. sunspot activity. Beginning in the 1930s with his seminal work at Yale. Ravitz focused on the human dimension. and that the nervous system would later develop precisely within that field. Burr was able to chart and predict the ovulation cycles of women. beginning with a demonstration of the effects of the lunar cycle on the human L-field. CHAPTER FOUR simply the L-field. suggesting that the L-field was the organizing matrix for the body. By leaving some trees on the Yale campus hooked up to his L-field detectors for years. all through the reading of the individual’s L-field. He found he could detect a specific field of energy in a frog’s egg. to locate internal scar tissue. Through work with hypnotic subjects. and to diagnose potential physical ailments. Student and colleague Leonard Ravitz carried Burr’s work forward.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS what hundreds of years earlier. Masaru Emoto says in his book The Secret Life of Water (2005) about Burr that he ‘laid much of the basic foundation for the science of hado’. Most intriguingly. most of the literature on energy and vibrational medicine cite Burr as one of their pioneers. and of electromagnetic fields when it was about The Field. or disease. While Burr expressed himself in a misleading termi- nology. The Field (2002) In fact. The process was particularly conspicuous with Georges Lakhovsky’s cancer research in that he demon- 136 . and they are to be considered the first systemic researchers in the history of science! And all of them were able to construe devices or even work without devices to influence and manipulate the cell vibration so as to strengthen immunitary response and fighting pathologies. Ravitz came to the conclusion that emotions can be equated with energy. and Mes- mer wrote in his doctoral thesis. speaking of electricity when he connoted the life force. 139 Summary To summarize. Paracelsus said. —Masaru Emoto. all these researchers saw the interactive link between cell vibration and health. The Secret Life of Water (2005). All of them had a bioenergetic research approach which today we would call systemic. Ravitz showed that the L-field as a whole disappears before physical death. —See Lynne McTaggart.
Now. CHAPTER FOUR strated how a simple device. be it wrongly. It’s mythology at its best. Such an observer bias is of course symptomatic for a science that is highly mechanistic and linear and that is 137 . sexology is sexist in that it never over- came Freud’s well-known bias for the male phallic sexual function. When you read sexological research. as it triggered resonance with the cell’s bioplasmatic vibration. could actively fight a can- cerous tumor in a plant and thus eliminate a cancer. and sexual longings. and often virtually on the back of his victims that he overpowers like the virtual predator. this same methodology. to the detriment of the female sexual function. on one hand. is acting out a program. What I am saying after years of research is that the pre- sent sexological and psychiatric approach to sex must be evaluated by a sane mind as mechanistic and incomplete in that it does not care in any way about what makes us sex- ual in the first place. on the other. this same intrinsic knowledge about the subtle vital energy and the knowledge about the nature of our emotions. Modern sexology does not inquire in the energetic na- ture of sexuality. and it does not inquire in the connection between emotions. cost it what it will. Furthermore. what my research on sexuality is all about is to use this same approach. and emotional energy. you really gain the impression that the human is a sex robot that once sexu- ally programmed early in life.
and the way to go clearly is indicated by bioenergy research both in the East and the West. It’s our emotions that are determining our attractions. a science that integrates the specific knowledge about the cosmic life energy. a pseudoscience that uses phallomet- ric measurements for assessing people’s sexual attraction. systemic and holistic science. and certain others not. In no other science except perhaps genetics so much humbug is being done and taken as official research than in sexology! It is really time for a change. I formally declare sexology to be invalid as a science in its entirety. Summarizing. that is why I presented the various approaches to assessing and measuring the bioplasmatic energy in the foregoing text. sexology has never considered the impact of emotions on our sexual attractions. 138 . and that therefore is a functional. In addition. while the exact contrary is true. of which our sexual energy is a direct manifestation. Hence. measuring and moni- toring vital energies converge in a single well-defined scien- tific catalogue that is so complete that it can be used as the basis for a new science. why certain emotional attrac- tions become sexualized. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS imbedded in a larger scientific framework where the hu- man energy field. I can affirm that all methods and scien- tific approaches used for assessing. has never been understood and integrated. and has from this blind spot assumed that sexual attraction was the primary mover. is un- known so far.
An intrinsic characteristic of this metabolism is namely that emotions change in a kaleidoscopic manner. (Id. and back into which they must ultimately dissolve. is clear already from the pre- sent bioenergy research: emotions are bioelectric currents that are movers and streamers in the organism and that possess their own intelligence and their own very interest- ing metabolism. CHAPTER FOUR The principle. to the Melanesians as mana. The Huna Knowledge Among native populations. by the psychoana- lysts. Its manifestation in the psyche is termed. which supports and fills them during the period of their manifestation. there is a tradition called universal doctrine by Joseph Campbell and that is consistent with observing and recognizing the existence of a univer- sal energy. the Hindus as shakti. In The Hero with a 1000 Faces (1973/1999). the universal doctrine teaches that all the visible structures of the world—all things and beings—are the effects of a ubiquitous power out of which they rise. Campbell writes: Briefly formulated. however. sexual sa- dism being just the most problematic among them. this means that blocking this natural emotional flow results in various pathologies. 257-258) 139 . and the Christians as the power of God. libido.. to the Sioux Indians as wakonda. This is the power known to science as energy. and that this constant change is virtually programmed into them so as to ensure their healthiness.
in spite of startling evidence of the powers of the kahunas (the priests and magic-workers of olden times). p. but also 140 . the Kahunas regard the uncon- scious. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Among natives. as Max Long. By its inherent will. anthropologists had tossed their works and beliefs into the discard as ‘superstition’. the Kahunas from Hawaii have an ut- most of systemic understanding of the bioenergetic coding of life. found in his lifelong research on Huna. the Kahunas are convinced that it is the lower self that manufactures and handles the organism’s mana. Long observes in The Secret Science at Work (1995). that they call the lower self. The religion of the Kahunas. and it is from them that the Sioux. its vital energy reservoir. And they ascribe to this force a certain in- dependence of will and intentionality. considered the knowl- edge about mana. an American psychologist. 1: It was a virgin field because. Long found that these natives excelled by their specific ability to understand human consciousness and the fact that consciousness and cosmic energy are one. At this point. and bent every effort toward eradicating kahuna beliefs. Long spoke not only of vital energy. that they call unihipili. and not as a trash container. The Christian mis- sionaries. arriving in 1820. Furthermore. Contrary to our knowledge that in this field was mainly conceptual- ized by psychoanalysis. disapproved of miracles per- formed by natives. as a secret science. this force. the cosmic energy. the Hopi and the Cherokee of North America adopted it. may stop collaborat- ing with the other inner selves. as a spirit force.
‘the roots being the low 141 . they associate it with water as a liquid substance that represents the juice of life. while esoteric sciences. and this force is being observed and attributed con- cise characteristics.’ This shadowy body is named aka body by the Kahunas. to be the constituent of all of the activities of the three selves. Where you really see life energy.’ Long saw that the Kahunas use a handy metaphor for describing the mana force. The idea that energy and consciousness are linked in some way is very old and it is some sort of intuitive knowledge. the Kahunas extrapolate the metaphor of the human being as a tree or plant. The mana. CHAPTER FOUR named the current or flow of this energy auric charge. He also reports to have found through slow and patient effort that the Kahunas’ belief in the three selves describes each of these selves as an entity that dwells ‘in three invisible or shadowy bodies. the Kahunas believe. as Long rightly remarks. is the vital force. This force is said. there’s consciousness. As Joseph Campbell observes toward Bill Moyers in The Power of Myth (1988). the life force. 18: I have a feeling that consciousness and energy are the same thing somehow. one for each self. for example. use to call them ‘etheric doubles. From this basic idea. p. Max Long notes that the Kahuna priests teach that the lower self creates mana ‘automatically … from food eaten and air breathed’.
—Dr. It was for this reason. Emoto showed. hado means wave motion or vibra- tion. Once we become aware of it in our everyday lives. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS self. that they had given so much importance to the wa- ter purification ritual. hado can spark great changes in our physi- cal space and emotional wellbeing. as Edmond Bordeaux-Szekely found. What he teaches can be 142 . and with water taken directly from a source such as a mountain stream well known to contain highly pure water. has healing properties and transformative powers. the trunk and branches the middle self. and the leaves the high self.’ While the sap circulating through roots. Emoto found the enormous implications of vibration by looking at the vibrational code of water that he calls hado. the first Christian gnostics. the life en- ergy. In the Japanese spiritual tradition. Edmond Bordeaux-Szekely. the Essenes spoke of a God- dess of the Water. the amazing water research conducted by the Japanese scientist and natural healer Masaru Emoto fully confirms these findings with new and surprising evidence. Gospel of the Essenes (1988) Now. branches and leaves vividly illustrates the nature of the mana force. interestingly had the same or a very similar imagery regarding the vital force. Literally translated. a vital force that inhabits water and that can purify us through the use of daily cold showers taken in free nature. In fact. hado is indeed con- sidered as a vibrational code that. similar to ki. The Essenes.
intention. And third. a specific vibration manifests. These findings have shown that the crystalline struc- ture of water can be influenced by feelings. reso- nance. and their frequency is unique. CHAPTER FOUR called hado awareness or vibrational awareness. They have a frequency. Emo- tions have a frequency because they vibrate. Emoto’s research was promoted in the metaphysical documentary film What the Bleep Do We Know!? but was started way before the great public got to know about it. They are frequency. 33-35 This is equally valid for our emotions. by allowing it to resonate within us. sound and vision. similarity and flow. —Masaru Emoto. Emoto writes: Frequency can be modeled as waves. as part of a general acute awareness of how we influence our envi- ronment through thoughts and emotions. Emoto writes in The Secret Life of Water (2005) that hado has essentially four characteristics. they follow the laws of similarity and they are in constant flow. All matter is frequency as well as particles. they show patterns of resonance. that we can learn from water. What this means is that rather than considering something a living organism or a mineral. a fact easily supported by quantum mechanics. something we can 143 . The Secret Life of Water (2005). The next amazing discovery that Emoto came about was that water has a memory—a memory far longer than our transient lifetimes. They are vibra- tions. The point of de- parture is thus to recognize and acknowledge that in every thought and emotion. will.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS touch or something we can see. They see prayer as the low self con- tacting the high self by means of the aka cord. and vibrating at a unique and individual frequency. The aka body is seen as a mold of every cell or tissue or fluid. The middle self is depicted as the rea- soning self. (Id. 30) Regarding the low self. In this context. By contrast. that the Kahunas situate human emotions. the Kahunas believe that its aka body can slide into and out of the physical body and that it impregnates every cell and tissue of the body. It is in this etheric body. they teach that the major job of the middle self is to learn to control the low self and prevent it from running off with the man. everything is vibrating. It is said that the low self makes a tiny mold of the aka substance of its shadowy body. They believe that love. The Kahunas specifi- cally believe that our human organism is a spiritual micro- cosm in which the low self assumes the function of sensory perception. thoughts or words 144 . it is of interest how the Kahunas explain the nature of prayer. what we today use to call our rational mind. sights. while the low self’s task is thought to be one of perceiving and recording. this perception then is presented to the middle self for explanation. and along which it sends a supply of mana used by the high self in answering the prayer. something like recording sound on a tape while all sounds. the aka body of the low self.. which it acti- vates. hate and fear all come from the low self as emotions.
these microscopic clusters of invisible sub- stance are thought to carry mana in that part of the aka body of the low self which impregnates or identifies itself with the brain. which are functional units containing many single impressions joined together. At the time of death. They actually believe that hypnosis is a way to produce thought forms of ideas that are implanted in the aka body of the one willing to accept the suggestion. Ordinarily. A number of related impressions is thought to make up a cluster of thought-forms. and such clusters are believed to record and contain the memories of complete events. They namely relate memory to thought forms and ex- plain these as energy patterns within the low self. CHAPTER FOUR are believed to come in patterns called ‘time trains’. the Kahunas teach. the Kahunas symbolize these patterns as clusters of small round things such as grapes or berries. Finally. what is perhaps the most noteworthy scientific achievement of the Kahunas is their explanation of mem- ory. The Kahunas’ scientific spirituality is so refined that they even set out to explain phenomena such as hypnosis. the low self in its aka body leaves the body and brain. More precisely. connection with the physical body being maintained by a cord of aka substance. By 145 . and in doing so takes with it the memories. The same is true for time travel that the Kahunas ex- plain as the entire aka body of the low self projecting itself into a distance.
at which points the aura extends farther. Long observes in The Secret Science at Work (1995).’ (Id.. animal and plant auras by Kirlian photography. On this occasion. Mark Probert of San Diego. those memory clusters are believed to reside in the aka body of the low self rather than in the physical brain tissues.) He also writes that tests using the aurameter showed that the spirits of the dead survive and live in their aka bod- ies all around us. he went into the customary trance and a spirit spoke through his lips. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS the same token. Here is what he explains: Mr. Long found that the exact dimension of the aka body or aura of any living being can be made out with this device. Long also reports about a device for measuring the mana current called aurameter and that preceded by several years the discovery of the human. without injury to the patient. can cause him to remember and even live over in vivid detail events of his past life. the aka protrudes only a few inches from the body except at the shoulder blades and over the genitals. He observes that ‘normally. a well-known medium. carry- 146 . and. 56). (Id. has a number of spirits who come to speak through him when he is in a trance condition. and that openings cut in the skull to bare the outer layer of the brain in the region above and behind the ears can be touched with a needle carrying a mild electric cur- rent. that medical discoveries have demonstrated that the aka of the brain interblends with corresponding parts of the physical brain.
and outlined it with as much ease as if it had belonged to a living man.’ (Id. (Id. 59) With the same amazing clarity and simplicity. 57) Regarding the size of the aka body. Just as the telegraph wires carry symbol messages to the receiving end. the Kahunas teach that the middle self plays its part by decid- ing what each event means and what its relation to other events may be—or.. (Id. namely that the visualized aka form often seems to have grown or contracted very much. as they say. (Id. The Kahunas. is stored by the low self in the aka body. CHAPTER FOUR ing on a lively conversation and showing much interest in the Aurameter which was being tested. once it has been given its rational meaning and significance by the middle self. He readily agreed to stand beside the medium while Mr.) Long pursues: The invisible aka threads or cords may be likened roughly to telegraph wires over which messages can be sent. rationalizing it: The memory cluster of thought forms. Long notes a pecu- liarity that he says the Kahunas are well aware of. Cameron tried to locate his aka body and trace its outline. the aka 147 .. Long observes. when found. They carry mana much as wires carry electricity. the Ka- hunas explain telepathy. Long reports. 58) In so far. or so small that it retreats inside the body. He found it at once. believe that the aka body could be made large so that it protrudes greatly. believing that ‘… the mana flows along the aka cord between two people who are in tele- pathic communication.. and that thought forms have the same quality.
according to Long. (Id. and with a power plant as small as the human low self. and that the mana flows as easily over a connecting thread half way around the world as across a room. (Id. The popular theory that telepathic sending is similar to the sending of high frequency radio waves through the air.. 62) This is Long’s report of the Kahunas’ concise teaching of telepathy: In telepathy we have proof that the aka thread is a perfect or living substitute for a wire. (Id. a broadcast of this type would hardly be able to reach farther than a few feet.) The most interesting in Long’s research on the Kahu- nas’ spiritual microcosm is the nature of the mana force. has been proven a fallacy. and that it acts more like direct current of the type generated through chemical action: However. during séances. or as a conducting wire or rod or cord. it is characterized by the fact that it seems to be a living force when aka body or aka cord substance serves as a storage place for it. as in a broadcast. He said right away that it certainly is not electricity of the elec- tromagnetic type. It has another characteristic in that it seems to find in the aka substance a perfect conductor.’ that spirits. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS threads can and do carry—on the flow of mana running through them—clusters of microscopic thought-forms.) And it is ‘with nothing but their aka bodies and mana taken from the living to fill them. The radio waves fade and weaken inversely as the square of the distance traveled. use up all the mana in a single sud- den effort with the result that the living can be lifted into 148 .
. while it’s perhaps standing out in its detailed and scientific investigation and presentation. by projecting a surcharge along the line of his vision—un- doubtedly with a projected finger of aka-mana. and that could send a man sprawling to lie unconscious on the floor. 91) Yet the Kahunas’ secret science is by far not the only source of this knowledge. the loca- tions where fairies habitually appear. In addi- tion. spirits can strike through aka lasers that ‘would render the warrior struck temporarily unconscious.. Long writes. (Id. (Id. Wentz observes in his book The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries (1911/2002) that an Irish mystic and erudite on the fairy faith regarded fairy paths or fairy passes. Evans-Wentz. much as the mesmerist in Hollywood. and this also only in the case that hurt to another was done when being fully aware of it and yet doing it against better knowing. (Id. in his research on the fairy faith in Celtic countries. tables or even heavy pianos lifted. 86) As a result of their intrinsically scientific worldview. 79) In addition. as magnetic arteries through which circulates the earth’s magnetism. the Kahunas have no moralistic roof structure such as all our great dominator civilizations and they know only one sin: that of hurting another. or even entire houses shaken as by an earthquake. CHAPTER FOUR the air. Walter Y.. 79-80) What is especially noteworthy is that the Kahunas know that the life force is effectively manipulated by the impact of consciousness. came across this knowledge as well.. he reports that the water fairies are said to be kept 149 .’ (Id.
and for the reason that these places are flooded with cosmic energy and therefore allow other dimensions to connect with ours through energetic cross-section and vibrational resonance.’ (Id.. wrote a concise study on the scientific basis of Feng Shui. are built exactly on the intersection of tellu- ric lines. it’s around these sites that most of spirit. Amazing Scientific Basis of Feng Shui (1977) In addition. which has a long-standing tradition in both the East and the West. And not astonishingly so. angels. —Dr. the old energy science of the Chinese and concluded from a wealth of observations and discoveries that this sci- ence deals with the cosmic energy using about the same precision and objectivity as Newtonian physics regarding gravity. note 1) Dr. ghost and UFO sightings actu- ally occur. Ong Hean-Tatt. a bioenergy researcher from Malay- sia. Ong Hean-Tatt. 150 . INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS alive ‘by something akin to electrical fluids. He also found that important religious cult sites. Dr. The factual evidence produced by the author that re- lates in detail to various UFO sightings and reports from reputed sources is dumbfounding and seems to prove the fact that these phenomena feed upon earth energies or tel- luric energies emanating from underground water. such as Stonehenge. 33. Ong establishes amazing parallels be- tween Feng Shui and geomancy.
published as The Power of Myth (1988). CHAPTER FOUR Further. and there are gods that are simply the protectors of kings or nations in their war campaigns. Ong examines the bird migration phenome- non and finds that it corroborates the evidence forwarded for the existence of the telluric world grid—the fact is that the birds more or less follow those lines and that the en- ergy that emanates from them serves the birds as a naviga- tion help. They are not its source. (Id. In his conversations with Bill Moyers. There are gods of vio- lence. 259) The Sexual Energy Field All the foregoing proves Wilhelm Reich right in that the human sexual energy really is the most direct emana- tion of the life force. Joseph Campbell speculates that all gods in all religions are ultimately but energy manifesta- tions: [T]he gods are rather manifestations and purveyors of an energy that is finally impersonal. there are gods that unite the two worlds of the unseen and the seen. Dr. The god is the vehicle of its energy. 151 . the cosmic energy or information field that is the very creator force of the metaverse and of all life in it. And the force or quality of the energy that is involved or represented determines the character and function of the god. there are gods of compassion. But the ultimate source of the energies re- mains a mystery.. These are all personifications of the energies in play.
And I am further convinced that what is most needed at this point in time is a conclusive terminology. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS As we know today. We have the word demonic. It’s as if we had only the word ‘devil’ and not the word ‘god. if our sexologists agree or not is really not my problem.’ The original inflow in matter that is effected through the e-force is emonic. but not the word emonic— and this is a linguistic perversity. I namely call the cosmic energy e-force. and its perversion into evil is demonic. That is why I created that vocabulary. This makes sense to me. and here I do not bother if it will ever be accepted and implemented. and systemically. I am convinced that human sexuality can only be un- derstood holistically. which stands for Emotional Identity Code Science. he thought of the sexual energy as an ultimately measurable bioplasmatic en- ergy. then. is an emonic expression of the e-force. we also know that later in his life. and not through the myopic view of a mechanistic pseudoscience called sexol- ogy. Freud rejected this idea. they have defined what illness is without ever think- 152 . we cannot communicate scientifically if we use one thousand differ- ent terms for one and the same thing. It’s just as with modern medi- cine. and I hereby create a word that should have been created since long. the early Freud had the same idea when he came up with his libido concept. and I came to call the science of the bioenergy Emonics. Sex. as an emanation of the ultimate unnamable creator divinity that I call e.
All demonic energies are the result of denial. but it can well serve as a poetic description of people who sub- 153 . This concept has been widely disproved today. and they are very little interested in the fate of human health. and the worship of what Freud errone- ously called the death instinct. not before. they want to act as agents of the pharma industry and have their share. CHAPTER FOUR ing to define what health is in the first place. not doctors. of a blinding out of life. and yet that asks every year for more victims slaughtered by death sentences received from gods in white coats. And that’s the reason they cannot heal. And that’s why we pay every year more for maintain- ing a healthcare system that rather is a unhealthcare system. we can begin talking about the beginning of the Aquarius Age. Consciousness is the natural condition.’ Once doctors begin to heal with the same effectiveness that they kill. of unconsciousness. ‘You have six months to live. Where there is compulsive morality. they want to be businessmen. How Emotions Turn Demonic Consciousness is precluded by compulsive sex moral- ity. where there is conscious awareness is. Morality and consciousness are mutually exclusive. and that even the word healer is perceived as an insult by medical practitioners today. no morality is needed. get prepared. I think we should respect their bias. consciousness is not.
physical and spiritual love and agapé. non-sensual and purely caring love that is deprived of erotic pleasure. or the sheer impossibility of perception. all compulsive sex morality is perverse. What these people wor- ship really is death and destruction because their whole way of thinking puts life upside down and therefore is to be considered as simply perverse. love was lost. as in all perception the body plays an important part. this is so because moralism distorts our body perception and from there erodes the mind. reduc- tionist. To begin with. and violence was becoming the single most rampant plague man ever created on the planet. the concept of erotic. When compulsive moral- ity was born. platonic. a distortion of perception. The division erós-agapé has been propagated philosophically by Aris- totle and it’s from Aristotle that the apostle Paul and later the Church took it over and implemented it into their mor- 154 . around five thousand years ago. I fundamentally question the concept of agapé and allege that it came about through a perception error. Moralism came up as an artificial. sexual. Aristotelian thought. impregnated by an arrogant and hubristic totalitarian morality was at the root of what I call the schizophrenic split of life into erós. a moralistic mindset erodes the memory sur- face so deeply that reality can only be perceived in a dis- torted manner. hypocrite and phari- saical concept at that moment when humanity’s evolution retarded and regressed when patriarchy started to prevail. Moralism is perverse. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS scribe to a life-denying ideology.
What this philosophy overlooks is that love bears its own morality and does not need an additional ‘correction mechanism’ in order to be constructive and positive. of thought. and actu- ally tears love down by the interference of judgment. When phi- losophy tries to correct love. to do away with it because we fear that sexual desire may interfere with true love is exactly a moralistic and unnatural view of love. This happened to us because we allowed pseudo-religious concepts to interfere with natural love. chaos. something is wrong not with love. And consciousness. I was con- vinced at that point in my research that there is hardly any 155 . It is beyond thought. With the same inner assurance that I knew morality would not provide the structure for build- ing a new reality. the hanger of the vocabulary I was going to create. meant energy. While love naturally includes sexual passion. this does not mean that we feel sexual attraction every time we love somebody. destruction and the indifference of our neighborhoods. I intuited that only consciousness could build the road to get there. but with the philosopher! We all have seen and see every day what the destruction of love and its replacement by rigid moralistic rules all over the world has done to us: we are suffocating in violence. CHAPTER FOUR alistic rules about the do’s and don’ts of Christian living and loving. I knew. From this insight I knew that consciousness can become something like the header no- tion. But if we do. Love is not thought.
working in sync. it splits off the fundamental unity between emotions and sexual 156 . The reductionist scientific approach of psychology and sexology regarding human sexuality is hiding more than it reveals. 2) Unveil the residue paradigm of an antiseptic and emotion-free sexuality as a Freudian myth and reformulate natural sexuality as a dynamic interplay of emotions and sexual desire. Moreover. My point is that without understanding our emotional life. a pre- cise terminology that allows to— 1) Show scientifically that sexual attraction is related to our emotions as a manifestation of cosmic energy instead of being an auto-executive drive. sexuality can only be understood when we understand the true nature of our emotions. is perhaps the main cause of the arbitrary and highly oppressive approach that the modern state in collaboration with psychiatry and security forces has taken since quite a few years to allegedly fight ‘sexual perversity. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS true understanding to be found in modern psychology and sexology for discovering what sexuality really is about.’ To counter this tendency. 3) Develop concepts of healing and care for sexually coercive desires and acts.’ that I consider a total error. I propose to bring up a ra- tional scientific research discipline and accordingly. Freud’s theory of ‘sexual drives. and for sadism in both its physi- cal and sexual dimensions. we cannot understand our sexuality. therefore.
CHAPTER FOUR attraction by declaring that sexual urges or drives were standalone unconscious wishes. We are hu- man beings and our sexuality is human. Most people. There is seldom an either-or in nature. early childhood scripts. This is a rule at least for most cases because it’s a law of the emotional unity that has hitherto been overlooked. 157 . and were relegated to differ- ent scientific communities. We are simply not sexual robots in the same way as we are not generally robots. and so on. today’s sexology and the greater part of Western psychiatry seem to run on this spur. All sexual choice is the natural consequence of emo- tional attraction—and not vice versa. I consider this view as one of Freud’s fundamental er- rors. when asked about their opinion on this matter reply that we could not know what was first. However. automatisms. auto-executive behavior patterns. emo- tions or sexual drives? But this question is limiting our view on the matter be- cause it puts up an either-or dichotomy. It has been overlooked because emotions and sexuality have been considered as different scientific disciplines. and thus to be seen as in- dependent of emotions. what we know is that emotions and sexual desire are impacting upon each other in a way to be functionally complementary. and not a matter of reflexes. Freud’s belief that human sexuality was mainly a function of the acting out of drives is mutilating spiritual wholeness in reducing the human to a robot.
since the Code of Hammurabi. and in a constant flow condition. where human sexuality is regarded as a set of acts. The same should apply for sexuality. a fact that had disastrous consequences on the drafting of so-called sex laws. Apart from the fact that sexuality is of course much more than mechanical copulation. Our emo- tions are intelligent and they are voices of universal con- sciousness because they contain e. It’s actually a language. its integrity. Sexuality is primarily a form of human interaction. Neither Aristotelian nor Cartesian science understood sexuality. at least on an underlying level. this split has brought about fragmentation. For what by nature is one. felt as aggression and even assault. while sexuality is the domain of sexologists. and the true reasons why human beings are sexual. and that is split apart cannot keep its intrinsic nature. Erotic Intelligence Emonics. a be- havior that consists of penetrating certain bodily apertures and sphincters and that is. holy and sacred. and are therefore to be considered whole. this traditional view of sexuality obviously is both negative and mechanistic and has little if ever to do with real human behavior. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Emotions are studied by psychologists. but as dynamic and energetic. the creator force. as a holistic science paradigm starts from the premise that our emotions can only be understood once we view them not as static and particle-like. It’s not a surprise to 158 . and thus a specific way of how living beings communicate.
When we shift our focus to a systemic view of sexuality. the relationship between the parts and the whole has been reversed. This is the consequence of the mecha- nistic neurosis in our science tradition that only since re- cently is being replaced by an expanded holistic and sys- temic science paradigm. Hence. when we want to understand scientifically what sexuality really means we have to consider it as a relationship and a commu- 159 . Capra notes that under the influence of quantum physics. but that what we call a part ‘is merely a pattern in an inseparable web of relationships. we overcome the split that was pervaded by a subject-object view re- garding sexual interaction. typically a male organ (penis) and a female organ (vagina). Capra reasons. we see that humans do more than just putting a stick in a hole. we have come to understand that there are actually no parts in nature. and that marks the character of our sex laws. multi- plied by the totality of another human being. and that the sex- ual embrace involves the totality of a human being. but parts of human beings. CHAPTER FOUR see that emotions and sexuality were never understood by traditional sciences. It becomes clear that the interacting objects in this reductionist view of sexuality were not human beings. we have to focus not on ob- jects but on relationships. Fritjof Capra writes in his book The Web of Life (1997) that with the shift from mechanistic thinking to systems thinking. And indeed. when we begin to see sexuality as a primordial relational behavior.’ As a result. so to speak.
Such a new scientific regard on what could be called an emosexuality will also help us un- derstand that emotions are pathways of relating. Pert. let us now look at the argument. their constant flow. when two humans embrace each other. Molecules of Emotion (2003). It is amazing to see that when considering sexuality as relationship and communication. their emotional bodies melt and their energies and bioelectric charges interact in many ways. as it is now demonstrated through the new discipline of psychoneuroimmunology. that sexual behavior was 160 . Applying a systems view to emo- tions and sexuality will result in recognizing and acknowl- edging the energy nature of emotions. and their oscillating movement of charge and discharge within the sexual function. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS nication process. with fur- ther references Based upon this different regard on emotions and sex- ual behavior. our perspective and our feel of being sexual shifts to a new dimension. and it becomes obvious that we can safely put behind us the negative spell that centuries of life-and-body denial have cast upon hu- man sexual interaction. rather than an interaction of objects or bod- ies. This melting of organismic energies in turn brings about a complex chain reaction of hormonal changes in the body and the brain chemistry. —See only Candace B. another element underlying our sex laws.
More precisely put. for this very rea- son. as a result of this impregna- tion. and that. is a factor that we do not yet understand. CHAPTER FOUR basically instinct-driven and could therefore be acted out safely only in the marriage bed. how I came to call this very specific consciousness of our bioenergetic attractions. less there 161 . It is most of the time uncon- scious. It just feels good to be with those we feel emotion- ally attracted to. there is sexual attraction resulting from the emotional predilection in one case. and not in another case. but not in another case. why. nor is it an automatic reaction. What is this element? Or is it all a matter of random- ness why one acts out and not the other? My answer is that it is not random or haphazard what will occur. but that it is a function of consciousness. we cannot predict. it is a matter of emotional awareness. Let us first look at emotions. More there is emotional awareness. It is true that our emo- tional attraction for a certain person or group of persons is not subject to willful control. Emotional attraction thus is not an act of will. I think it is important that we pause here for a moment in order to clearly see that there must logically be an ele- ment that we ignore that makes that emotional attraction results in sexual attraction in one case. some- thing related to the heart. and the flow of our energies. not to the intellect. more there will be control and reflection. to intuition and not to conscious reasoning. less there is emotional awareness. It is something natural to be felt.
Love and language are related. Without the development of language. after all it was Einstein himself who had found that electrons behave not according to certainty but on the lines of probability and that while they are by nature wave-like. What Einstein wanted to say in this dictum was that nothing in nature is haphazard and that there is thus a reason why things are as they are. and there- fore of extraordinary complexity. Let us see if an 162 . How is that possible? When you get into this. love would be impossible. there is a reason both for the existence of love and for the ways love acts and impacts upon our consciousness. Albert Einstein is reported to have stated: God does not play dice. But the intrinsic quality of love is that it is nonverbal. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS will be control and more there will be chaotic or generally unpredictable types of behavior. Love is an exemplarily lucid communication process. they collapse into particles under obser- vation. And regarding love. To explain love as a mere exchange of energies—which is already an advanced view compared to ‘putting a stick in a hole’—is still a quite mechanistic approach. that it does not need verbal language to express itself. you will see how uncanny it is. how- ever highly placed in the evolution of species. Einstein did not want to refute the quintessential insight that subatomic physics is primarily reigned by what Heisenberg called the uncertainty principle. In response to Werner Heisenberg. and thus under the direct impact of human con- sciousness.
Bateson writes in his book Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972/2000) that animals basically always communi- cate about relationship. by implication. then we can say that. then let us see if there are in na- ture other forms of preverbal communication. guessing that it is milk that the cat wants. this fact is a strong in- dicator for the validity of the systemic description of real- ity as it seems to really be in accordance with nature’s own way to think. (Id. but the discovery of how to be specific about something other than relationship. One of the few modern thinkers I found who inquired about preverbal communication among animals is Gregory Bateson. she will not really desig- nate the item she wants (milk). Bateson gives the striking example of a kitten that is trying to tell us that she wants food. By the way. (…) What was extraordinary—the great new thing—in the evolu- tion of human language was not the discovery of abstraction or generalization. When we observe the sounds the kitten makes to signal her need.. we find that she uses the very same sounds she uses to address her mother. Thus. and from this talk it is up to you to take a deduc- tive step. If love is a form of nonverbal or preverbal communication. CHAPTER FOUR analogy helps us further. nature 163 . 367) If nature needed to take an evolutionary step for de- veloping a language capacity as a pointer for all that is not relationship. but from her behavior we can only derive that she says something like ‘Dependency! Dependency!’ Bateson concludes: The cat talks in terms of patterns and contingencies of rela- tionship.
but are rather interacting with each other in a synergistic way. researching the whole quite complex interplay of emotions and sexual feelings we experience when we love somebody. we feel whole and integrated. we see that love. typically. when we apply this thought to love. Now. and only relationship. do not contradict each other. and our loving and caring feelings for the person we love. on the other. basically is relationship. too. This is why we need a new science of bioenergetic sex- ology that comprehensively describes sexuality as complete erotic love. on one hand. When we love. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS really is from the start programmed in patterns. networks and relationships. dependen- cies. We can say that love is a sort of unifying system that links feeling and desire in a constructive mix and allows us to care for another and at the same time have sexual pleasure with that person. then nature really is a Web of Life. 164 . and our sexual attraction for that person.
rather than becoming a victim of their demonic desires. energy body. which are all expres- sions that convey the same. clairvoyant healing. I will also show how the afflicted persons can take the posi- tive path. I am going to outline and de- scribe some specific methods which have in common that they do not bother about the physical body but somehow get involved with the etheric body. or lumi- . Chapter Five Healing the Demonic Affliction Introduction In this chapter. aura heal- ing or healing the luminous body. I shall outline ways to heal demonic emo- tions. spirit healing. to transform their negative polarity back to positive. After explaining the details of en- ergy healing. thereby entering the karmically unfavorable path of doing harm to others.
The second pathway I examined is the Western esoteric healing tradition that was prolific at least since Paracelsus. memory. He was so success- 166 . Hall has established in The Secret Teachings of all Ages (1928/ 2003) that the continuity of the Western holistic healing tradition actually broke with Hippocrates who was at the origin of symptom-based palliative medicine. While many people believe shamanism and hyp- nosis had ‘no relationship’ because they originate in differ- ent cultural settings. to the change in the luminous body. The difference is that the shaman speaks of spirits. as many neu- rologists still believe. and not. the luminous body. While the code. not in the physical body. specific neuronal connections. because emo- tions are energy streams that are located. in the brain’s neuronet. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS nous energy field. It’s in the aura. and all learning content is well reflected in the neuronet through specific preferred pathways. in the eth- eric body. one the greatest spiritual healers of all times. One of several pathways I examined is shamanism and hypnosis. it’s not in the brain where the code is built and changed. if ever. and the therapist of inner selves. Both are forms of communication with our inner selves that bypass the intellectual. not prior. while both speak probably about the same thing. rational mind. where this is done. and so for good reason. Paracelsus harshly criticized the medical practice of his time as abusive and ignorant quackery. they have actually much in common. and the change of the brain’s neuronet is subsequent. Manly P.
Paracelsus found that really powerful concoctions are typically won not from one single plant but from the com- bination of collateral plant essences. relates vibrational healing back to the ancient Greeks. Thus. while in Asia. he used plants for this purpose. He also anticipated what Harold Saxton Burr. He was smart and honest enough. Hall writes that vibrotherapeutics was already practiced by the old Egyptians. instead of killing them—which was more often than not what happened with patients under the hands of blood-letting doctors during these times. he anticipated what Samuel Hahne- mann later found as one of the founding principles of ho- meopathy. or Chinese and Tibetan medicine. as there is a factor of po- tentization involved. Carl Reichenbach. to demonstrate that he was not using magic and that his methods really healed people. Paracel- sus knew about the luminous body and how to heal im- prints. only that this knowledge had a heretic status because of the Church’s power monopoly for knowledge about en- ergy healing. 167 . and much like Andean shamans. to cite only India’s Ayurveda. Franz Anton Mesmer. it was an ongoing tradition. Manly P. aura healing has well a tradition in our scientific history. CHAPTER FIVE ful as a healer that he had to stand trial before the Inquisi- tion because he was accused to practice black magic. and Dr. Wilhelm Reich and others found to be the human energy field—while all those researchers gave different names to it. contrary to appearances. however. Richard Gerber. an expert on vibrational medicine.
I have had a closer look at two important healers. They have helped the most cutting-edge of alternative healing traditions to gain recognition and build a reputa- tion of being a serious alternative to mainstream medical and mental health practice. They are Jonathan Goldman and Alberto Villoldo. the first originally a concert tenor. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Presently. a medical therapeutic frame- work is being elaborated by many single efforts that add on to an array of branches of the complete tree of knowl- edge that is one of the most important starting points of the Aquarius Age. Both had enormous courage to go on a slippery path where many before them were being thrown in an abyss of rejection. and the various energy bodies that 168 . in the incremental process of reformulating a concept of holistic healing. After we learnt about the energy nature of all life. and that uses nature as the healing agent. but they succeeded and today are internationally rec- ognized. the second a medical doctor. who have set giant steps in the landscape of modern holistic healing. persecution and defama- tion. It is possible when we apply a holistic healing approach that is enriched by the wisdom of shamans and natural healers. however not on the basis of the reductionist paradigm of present mainstream psychiatry. both Americans. Healing the Luminous Body I will show in this sub-chapter that healing abuse is well possible.
and demonic. we have to ask what comes before the muscles stiffen? In other words. What is the link between negatively polarized bioenergy and stiff muscles. We also have learnt that negatively polarized bioenergy causes our muscles to stiffen. CHAPTER FIVE humans carry around their physical body. medical science and 169 . and thus brings about a muscular armor that shields us from perceiv- ing and receiving. when obstructed and piled up. But logically so. and by our fear and guilt patterns. then. what is happening on the energy level? We said the energy retrogrades because its flow is inhib- ited by our mental and emotional blockages. the seven layers of bioplasmatic energy that surround us. between the original impulse and the perverted impulse? The answer can be found only by researching the com- plex tapestry of energy layers that form our auric shell. becomes negatively polarized. We need one more sprocket in the chain of the systemic etiology of neurosis. If they were there. To ex- press it in plain English: you won’t find the scars you are looking for in your stomach. let us ask what happens before the neurosis is somatized in the body? And specifi- cally. is what really holds us back from life and from participating in creation. we have to learn the mechanism of how trauma is brought about and what it does. This protective shell. I have amply explained that positive and vital emonic flow. your brain. generally speaking. or. between blocked emotional flow and constant depression. by our moral- ity taboos and culturally induced inhibitions. your arteries or your blood cells.
in hypnosis. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS psychology surely would have found them and thus could heal early trauma. there is no more doubt that this is at least a part of the definite answer we need. This is the miracle of con- sciousness. 170 . catastrophic event. in a defense system. Villoldo found that what causes the body to retreat in a life-denying shell. Alberto Villoldo is somebody who asked basically this same ques- tion. But today. We can’t find the solution within our culture. and he was going to find conclusive answers. or whatever. and this is not a far-fetched metaphor. But they can’t. like a memory chip of that specific event that caused the trauma. To be true. It took him many years to acquire the knowledge he needed to giving even a hint of an answer to the riddle. life-threatening situation. and with the scientific backup they have acquired for their daring research. to see it only once triggers the healing. Actually. It’s like a holographic memory in fact. and for a precise reason. Dr. violence. You can figure it like a video shot of that situation. And he found them not in our culture. in fear of life. Villoldo went through an extended apprenticeship with Andean shamans. with the results he and his associates bring about. specific detectable patterns within any one of our luminous bodies where the energy pattern shows a distortion that clearly retraces the traumatic event that has happened at some point in time during our early years. are imprints in the auric shell. the person can push the play- back button and watch that video again. abuse.
that imprint gets activated and triggers a whole chain reaction of events and behaviors to follow. As such. and when he was about ten 171 . a virus. Villoldo gives a very touching example from his own life. He re- ports that he grew up in a Latin American country during a time of social upheaval. while they are of course not viruses. it is not contained in any part or tissue of your physical body. that is locked to your conscious ac- cess and that thus is only accessible in hypnosis because it has once been repressed from the memory surface. its intrinsic characteristic is that it interferes with the code of living cells. act however in similar ways as viruses because they inter- fere with the code of the energy in the specific location where they reside within the energy body. A virus is not a cell. This book is not the place to extensively lecture about hypnosis and its benefits. Now. All that hypnosis does is to focus your mind strongly on a specific pattern in your memory surface. To paraphrase Dr. Villoldo. but it’s not theoretical in real life. actually. CHAPTER FIVE Once we can render the specific traumatic event con- scious. we are healed. thus lifting the veil. this sounds of course very theoretical. what happens in real life is that when somebody pushes your buttons. Imprints. but manifests as an imprint in your energy matrix. thus undoing the repression of the memory of it. is not a physical particle but an energy pattern. a malicious code. but just a code. This pattern. but to explain how trauma heal- ing is brought about. What is an imprint? It is a piece of memory.
The militia of course were instituted to help the popu- lation but they terribly abused of their power. when his father was not at home and he was in the house alone with his mother and sister. a revolution was ravaging the country. the children did not open. catching the suddenly com- passionate regard of one of them. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS years old. why he had al- most no friends. as there was ‘obviously nobody inside. He had associated help with abuse. who must have been moved by the terribly distorted face of the boy in anguish. this event. why he had so much mistrust toward people. and while he was not harmed. Alberto went to the window and looked at the three men.’ He and his sister were thus saved by that moment of emotion. by that fraction of a second of silent yet emotionally charged communication between the mili- tia man and the little boy. and as a result suggested to leave. especially when people wanted to help him. he was confirmed in this view. he panicked and escaped the relationship. And Villoldo pursued he had needed years of therapy to eventually see where his fears were resulting from. One day. as later a shaman found out. and why. and from that encounter. There were militia to protect the population but what happened was that the militia abused of the population in the same way if not worse than the revolutionaries. and from what the little boy got to know. three militia men tried to slam the entry door of their house because upon repeated ringing. Just be- fore the door was cracked. had cre- 172 .
hypnosis and alternative healing showed me that these pathways however lead to the same results and employ actually very similar techniques. and probably a fortune. and he healed the affliction. The shaman needed not long to scan his aura and find the imprint that caused the disturbance. to a point to be able to actu- ally manipulate the energy field and do changes he feels have to be done for the person to be healed. when in trance. despite the fact that he had spent years. Eventually. and that have different applications and objectives. to be able to change the dysfunctional behavior he was suffering from. for both his private and professional life that for years and years was magically withheld from 173 . The shaman. Villoldo was suddenly able to get all the help he needed. is fully aware and cogni- zant of the human energy field. he left for a self-exploratory journey with a Laika shaman who lived at a remote place quite high up in the Andes. Research on shamanism. Shamanism and Hypnosis Let me explain a little further how I came to see the parallels between shamanism and hypnosis. what is striking in Villoldo’s anecdote is that he was not healed through the psychotherapy he had en- gaged with an American practitioner. Now. CHAPTER FIVE ated an energy imprint in his luminous body that was sim- ply inhibiting him from building trust with people who came to help him. two areas that are pertaining to different worldviews and cultures.
which typically ends up in erasing the imprint. the lacking sprocket in the causality in the etiol- ogy of abuse is exactly what Villoldo learnt from the An- dean shamans: it’s the energy imprint. The medical tradition in ancient cul- tures was integrated into the body of holistic sciences that were part of the esoteric knowledge of priests. and religion were never considered as separate units: each was regarded as an 174 . Now. al- chemists. science. without hypnotizing the patient. the difference is that in shamanic science the shaman trance-journeys. philosophy. The methods are similar in their strategies. not for curing himself. monks. but for inducing an energy-shift that transports him on the subtle level of the translucent ener- gies. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS him. What did the shaman do to access that imprint? I found that there are parallels between the shamanic healing ritual and hypnosis. observes: Among the ancients. before it was discarded out as witchcraft and supersti- tion by the Church. as they both target energetic blockages in the human energy field in or- der to dissolve the obstruction. It’s also the method to get access to the distorted pattern in order to heal or cor- rect it. The difference is that the sha- man himself gets into a hypnotic trance to correct the dis- turbance. astrologers and saints. however. allowing him to effect the changes directly by ma- nipulating the energy pattern in the luminous body of the client. in his book The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928/2003). This knowledge that we now are learning from the na- tives was once part of our own hermetic knowledge tradi- tion. Manly Palmer Hall.
it was obvious that the physical body is wrapped in several luminous bodies that represent its higher vibrational octave. 343) It was through Hippocrates that. science was philosophic and religious. The moderns do not. thereby was established a precedent for separateness.. was Paracelsus. The ancients realized the interdepend- ence of the sciences. Hall observes: One of the consequences is the present widespread crass sci- entific materialism. 344) Paracelsus’ Aura Healing During the Middle-Ages. and as a result. (Id. the great hermetic tradition was renewed and one of the major representatives of that holistic medical tradition. as we have seen already. The obstacles which confront present-day scientific research are largely the result of prejudicial limitations imposed by those who are unwilling to accept that which transcends the concrete perceptions of the five primary senses. He was of course attacked for criticizing the abysmally ignorant medicine of his time that 175 . heal- ing became dissociated from the other sciences of the tem- ple. For Paracelsus. religion was philosophic and scientific. (Id. CHAPTER FIVE integral part of the whole. Perfect wisdom was considered unattainable save as the result of harmonizing all three of these expressions of mental and moral activity.. during the fifth century before Christ. and for the first time in human history. Philosophy was scientific and re- ligious. incomplete systems of learning are attempting to maintain isolated individualism.
Paracelsus began to bring corollary plant essences into a state of vibrational harmony so that they were strong enough to remedy the energetic imbalance in the auric body of the patient. This is what today we call aura or luminous body. he was not only dealing with ‘flesh and bones.. an insight ignorantly rejected by mechanistic science. he also detected the ethereal coun- terpart of the physical body and called it archaeus or vital body. On his journey to effective healing. Hall comments upon with the words: Many a useful citizen has died twenty-five or fifty years be- fore his time as the result of drastic purging or of having all the blood drained out of his body. he knew that this energy has its origin in the spiritual body of the earth. 350) Paracelsus found that the true causes of most diseases are hidden to the five senses and he made great efforts to get access to this dimension. And Paracelsus discovered just as the Andean shamans that it is disturbances in this astral light body that cause disease. It is astounding for us today to know that he was not only a pioneer in the research of the human energy field. ani- mals or the human body. 176 . but that he also discovered that this energy doesn’t move in a vacuum but within a vehicle that he called mumia. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS indulged in purging and bleeding the patient and that Manly P. he discovered that when he observed plants. The most universally known form of mumia he found to be the ether. As a result. As a result of this discovery. (Id.’ but also with a vital life force or astral light.
we are close to a recognition of this force that is today called the field. Science and the Akashic Field (2004). The Field (2002). Vidette Todaro-Franceschi. Rupert Sheldrake. Con- scious Acts of Creation (DVD. the Caucasus. The Holographic Universe (1992). taking its course from quantum physics and sweeping all related sciences. From Hermetics to Quantum Physics In recent years. Amit Goswami. quantum field.’ thereby diverting ‘from the patient the flow of the archaeus which had been continually revi- talizing and nourishing the malady. Egypt. Hall. and most tribal cultures around the world. The Enigma of Energy (1999). The Self-Aware Universe (1995). Michael Talbot. 348 Paracelsus based his insights on a long hermetic tradi- tion to be found in ancient Persia. As Hall observes. Shafica Karagulla. 2004). This tradition. for example. CHAPTER FIVE but rediscovered by Harold Saxton Burr.’ —Manly P. zero point field or quantum vacuum by scientists. The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928/2003). Lynne McTaggart. who called it the Life Field or L-Field. Ervin Laszlo. After all. A New Science of Life (1995) Manly Palmer Hall observes that Paracelsus developed ‘a theory about removing the diseased mumia from the or- ganism of the patient. India. —See. China. Tiller. William A. Greece. that today is discussed under the header of perennial science was only partly rediscovered in the Middle Ages. The Chakras (1989). ‘[t]he outstanding vir- 177 . a true revolution occurred in science.
They know that every spoken word has tremendous power and that by certain arrangements of words they can create vortices of force in the invisible universe about them and thereby profoundly influence physical substance. Hall ob- serves: Oriental races have a keen realization of the dynamics of sound. 354) Egyptian priests are said to have been especially famil- iar with the fundamental principle of vibrotherapeutics... 355) While we now rediscover in the West the ancient tradi- tion of sound healing.—the creative tone of 178 . The Sacred Word by which the world was established. they stimulated latent centers of consciousness and thereby vastly increased the sensitiveness of the subjective nature. Hall observes: By means of chants and mantras. and the threefold Divine Name symbolized by A.M.U. this tradition was part of perennial science. They also applied their knowledge of the laws governing vibra- tion to the spiritual constitution of man. they set up vibratory reactions which dispelled congestions and assisted Nature in recon- structing broken members and depleted organisms. Suggestive therapy was used with marked success by the priest-physicians of the ancient world. Manly P. the Lost Word which Free Masonry is still seeking.’ (Id. which emphasized certain vowel and consonant sounds. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS tue of Hermetic medicine was its recognition of spiritual and psychophysical derangements as being largely re- sponsible for the condition which is called physical dis- ease. and thus is nothing really new. (Id. by their intonings.
the books of Alberto Villoldo about shamanic healing of abuse patterns. and generally the healing of the luminous body have gained widespread ac- ceptance and the Four Winds Training Center is currently training a growing number of medical practitioners in the secrets of aura healing. during which an enormous. On the other hand. CHAPTER FIVE the Hindus—all are indicative of the veneration accorded to the principle of sound. (Id. intuitive healers such as Caroline Myss and Barbara Ann Brennan as well as en- ergy healers such as Donna Eden have made significant contributions to changing the landscape of medicine. 179 . unrivaled flow of discoveries was made that corroborated more and more the ancient holistic healing approach.) Today we are living within the first decade of a new millennium.
This is an evolutionary con- sciousness process you can trigger by yourself. These imprints will be dissolved by your own emotional flow. ‣ 3) Facing Your Now. Chapter Six Six Steps for Changing Your Emotional Reality Introduction An effective method for healing your sadistic affliction is to change your self-image. and with- out going through a whole complex cycle of inner healing of your early imprints. . ‣ 4) Making a Value Decision. directed by your consciousness. I see this as a 6-Step Process: ‣ 1) Acceptance. ‣ 2) Realizing Your Love.
you cannot pro- gress. As long as you stay with the inner dichot- omy. your possibly perverse de- sires. behavior can be changed on a long-term basis. and will eternally be stuck in your moralistic split existence that makes you deny the very reality of suffering and its cause. Liberated from the burden of moralistic trash in your mind and soul. and the destructiveness of all morality. what is needed before change can occur is that you see the value in immorality or non-morality. Without seeing what is. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS ‣ 5) Taking Action. your conscious or uncon- scious fear of free emotional flow and how you block the self- regulatory processes of your organism. Moralism brings about a distortion of perception. your affliction. which is ultimately the reason that you perpetuate the very problem or han- 182 . Then you are able to bring about the changes you de- sire. As paradoxical as it sounds. your need for violence. you will be torn up in guilt and fear and change will be blocked. you are able to look at the magic mirror of your own mind. This really means you face yourself with all your pain. ‣ 6) Affirming Your Identity Human behavior cannot be rammed into people. your suffering. If you keep a functional regard on yourself. the schizophrenic split of life in what you should do and what you really do. you see yourself as you really are. only on the basis of acceptance. and without beautifying anything you see there.
you are forcibly a moralist. CHAPTER SIX gup that stands in the way of your evolution. The miracle is that the pattern will change through this very regard. a real person and a fake person. because it splits you up in a weak-flesh person and a should-be person. you will remain a slave of your inner complexes and the fatality of your conditioning.’ Yet it has to be seen that as a sa- dist. it is necessary that you let go of the dualism so ingrained in our entire history and philosophy. you cannot be healed of sadism. Only on the basis of freedom true growth is thinkable and as long as you deny this freedom. you will be able to choose good! Prior to even starting the work. So you look at yourself really through the mirror of your own con- scious mind. once you put your full emotional flow into this internal focus. no healing can be achieved. as real heal- ing always is an experience of gained or regained whole- ness. Only if you are able to con- sciously choose evil because you are free of the total false- ness of so-called morality. namely to choose evil. The Bible formulates this wisely in the catchy formula ‘Don’t judge lest ye be judged. as it splits emotions in ‘acceptable’ ones and ‘unacceptable’ ones. as long as you have split your worldview in a (rough) real world and an (ideal) should-be world. As long as you remain fragmented. because it’s a moralistic education that brought about your sadistic affliction. a judger. as it splits actions in ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ones. in the first place. So long as you are on the moralistic track. facing your shadow without wavering. often also a hair- 183 . into this introspection of your inner landscape.
really letting go of your false securities and all the bunch of lies you have made up to justify your sadistic longings. So the choice is one of morality or love. But here is where acceptance comes in. It means you have to strip yourself naked in front of yourself. As a first step in your self-therapy plan. but it’s really the starting point of your healing process to be set in place. whatever they are like. you remain split in two. including your sadistic desires. after letting go of false morality which is the shield behind you hide your real self. you need to do it in a mood of compassion. you may expe- rience it as extremely difficult to accept yourself as you are. your emotional reality. this first regard is important. you can begin the work. While it may be painful to really look at it without shying away from acknowledging all the ugly details. prior to even starting to dream about healing an affliction that really is no child play. This is simply so because when you remain judg- ing yourself. for when you do this. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS splitter and pharisaic who speaks with ‘two tongues’ and whose morality is not an authentic but a false ‘double’ mo- rality. 184 . and thus fragmented. not in a mood of accusation. So when you are ready to start. You are not here to judge yourself. while it may be shocking. as this is as bad and dysfunctional as judging others. which bring real harm to others and to yourself. The first thing you need to do is just facing your now. which is after all why our psychiatric estab- lishment still believes it is incurable.
you have mastered the first hurdle on your way to become whole. Guilt and shame however are toxic. for what she did went well against all established morality. and stick to it. there is no sadist who is not silently his worst judge and thereby puts an in- credible amount of guilt and shame upon himself or herself. in the countries where she practiced her charities. really. In all love. Acceptance is also the way of getting rid of your accu- mulated guilt and shame. and be it the most platonic and altruistic love there is. cour- age is needed. The second important step is to realize that your sadis- tic desires are not the outflow of love. without bothering too much of the social values in place that may contradict them. The next step. if the affliction was not tackled by therapy. To return to normal. and believe me. but they also lead to psychosomatic disease and can even make for cancer or immune insuffi- ciency syndrome later on in life. then. which means to stay true to your soul values. instead of sitting home and throwing one depression after the other. you need to realize your original love wishes. Mother Theresa needed an almost superhu- man courage to carry out her humanitarian work before she was famous and acclaimed. CHAPTER SIX while when you get to accept yourself. is to simply take action. Hence the need to make a value de- cision. or becoming an alcoholic or 185 . without judging them. and inte- grated. in that they not only tear down the real self and replace it by a mask-like inauthentic fake self. but of the very repres- sion of love.
as a major inner self. Both devils and angels are inferior to humans. embodies the retrograde vital flow. the second an ideologist. You are not a devil and you will not become an angel. If we see what is. To initiate this process. not just a magic stroke that will change you from devil to angel. They are destined to be either devils or angels. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS drug addict. If you have the courage to initi- ate the first decisive step. This means you need to affirm your emo- tional identity which is the real power of your total being. while the genius of the human being is the capacity to be both. 186 . and stop judging and condemning him with your shallow good-bad distinctions that have absolutely no value and no validity in real life. Your inner shadow. we can as a result see why it is as it is. The first is a realist. the dreamer longs for what should be. When you can get to a point to view your affliction as a state of bondage. the energy will follow you and you will see that every next sprocket in the chain reaction of your liberation will be easier than the previous one. because they cannot choose. by so doing we split ourselves in two: an observer and a dreamer. If we ask what should be. The observer sees what is. and you will see that this is a process. this instance will only collaborate in your healing and let you free if you let him free in the first place. we look at what is and not at what should be. to either do bad or good. you will get a feel what I mean by libera- tion. we build an ideal that is different from the reality we are in.
caught in two truths.’ All this is pure schizophrenia and shows the basic split humanity is suffering from since the moralistic worldview prevails. To become whole requires us to acknowledge this split and to face our sadistic drives and desires. our need to compen- sate for all the hurt we have suffered in early childhood. is a negative pleasure function in the sense that it comes about when pleasure is repressed. and thus de- velop empathy. then. Violence. They can never be sure what really they hold true since they are. we see that the repression of pleasure more or less automatically creates violence. Most of us. And that is why they generally speak with two tongues. They tend to argue in ways like ‘Man is bad but God wants us to be good’ or ‘People are rude by nature but if they are Communist they turn to be caring people’ or ‘People are uneducated and bad but our Great Theosophy renders them enlightened and good. and this is at least since written history exists. is to become aware where our need for violence is rooted in. Our early need for body pleasure was denied to us to a large extent. CHAPTER SIX We will see ourselves in conflict soon since every deci- sion we take will look different if we see it either from the realist’s side or from the ideologist’s side. for compassion. then. so to say. This is the basic schizoid split most people suffer from who are reared with a moralistic or idealistic educational paradigm. When we observe our pleasure function. It requires us to face our inner wounds and become vulner- able again for feeling-with. in childhood 187 . The next step.
Once you are able to see this. And it is because we ourselves were deprived in the first place of the freedom to develop our full emotionality in childhood that we deny it to our 188 . namely by having the autonomy to use them. society stole us our bodies during child- hood. thus perpetuating violence in time and space. depriving us of the intrinsic feeling to own them. Then. and only then will you be ready to gain real insight into the mechanisms that perpetuate violence. have been withheld from engaging in sexual play. Instead. we perceived sexuality as the big taboo and the activity that is most dangerous to engage in while our bodies strongly asked for sex. You will then be able to see that the physical punishment of children is one of the pillars of handing down the murder culture from one generation to the next. you will understand how definite and fatal the consequences are of repressing chil- dren’s natural need for body pleasure. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS and youth. The distortion of perception that goes along with thwarting natural emotions in early childhood is the key for understanding why humans can be bought into denying themselves the most basic of ful- fillment there is in life: love. In fact. You will then also comprehend the link between the repression of emotions and the upsurge of perversion as a secondary drive structure—while the unbent human nature in chil- dren is the natural condition. Society made us believe that sexuality is bad while vio- lence is good and thus conditioned us from childhood to accept violence as an ersatz for the lost paradise of body pleasure.
I will now comment on every of the six steps. Instead. once you have stopped being your own judge. we would natu- rally perceive that children are emotionally more balanced than most adults are. try to be each and every day a little more tolerant with yourself. and you should read this in one row. because there is an order in this sequence. Whatever your emotional and sexual longings are. suspicion and violence. If we looked at things with an innocent eye and without a compulsive morality paradigm. It is falling in the moralistic trap. CHAPTER SIX children and instead instill in them fear. try to get away from the label that you see society attaches to your particu- lar attraction and try to see the real beauty of your love. not a way of solving it. once you are ready for it. Instead. It is a way of going around a problem. stay with them and do not deny them. Step 1/6 Practicing Acceptance The first important step you must take for the realiza- tion of emotional reflow and the dissolution of sadism is acceptance of your love and desire. Instead of listening to negative voices. from the first to the last step. 189 . Judging yourself is the worst you can do. and a clear decision to not repress it. you may begin to strengthen your own inner voices regarding emotions. Repression does not lead anywhere. love and sexuality. and it serves nobody. Only you can be your advocate.
you start out to see the uniqueness in yourself and other humans—instead of seeing the standards imposed by a violent and ignorant society. and from time to time reading in this booklet. right after waking up. Furthermore. and those of others. strange things happening or violence becoming staged. Giving up repressing desire also means to observe and note your dreams. The beneficial effects of regularly monitoring your dreams do not require you to understand their meaning. your inner reality. so as to stay connected with the uncon- scious realm. over- come deep hurt and thus trigger inner healing processes as well as preparing and fostering change. they represent an accurate reflection of your inner thoughts. and as such have to be taken serious. nor do you need to grasp them intellectually or interpret them in any way! It is enough to note them in a booklet. as an affliction. You may not always understand these mes- sages. and read them with delight. dream stories. Consider it as a collection of personal stories. and perhaps not all dreams are messages. Even though some of them may be appalling because of frightening animals ap- pearing. a little more understanding. but they are certainly also destined to help us digest events. dreams tell us at times things that 190 . INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS a little more permissive. and the language they speak is a part of our own symbolic language. And they are creative productions of our mind. and begin to see everybody’s emo- tional predilections as a gift. as a blessing. When you stop considering your own attractions.
our think- ing becomes more holistic. They reveal a part of our truth. not only in dreams but also in daily life. CHAPTER SIX we never admitted to ourselves or that we always ignored. You may wonder why you should at all get this feed- back from your dreams? I do not say that you cannot do without it. When I am confused. 191 . If you do not feel like exploring into your dream world. It is a tool among others. you do not have to. By integrating the messages of our dreams. Do you accept your love? Or do you fight it? Do you try to go around it or cover it up? Do you distract yourself in order not to think about it? All these questions are reflected upon in your dreams. it helps us to know ourselves. as I said. But this feedback de- pends also on our clarity of mind. or more precisely put. and our actions will be more authentic. It guides us through constant feed- back. but it surely is one important tool for getting to know yourself. I will have clear and straightforward dreams. my dreams will show confusion while when my choices are clear. on the clarity of our wishes. more true. and this. Life is responsive. and the answers you get from them may be irrational or even confused. But it is certainly true that you can advance faster in the realization of your goals when you really know what you want. You will also see that dreams reveal to you how secure or insecure you are with regard to your love choices.
became charged with fear and disgust. My research brought to daylight that these emotional predilections for partners of the same sex are most of the 192 . what my behavior expresses is an- ger. but in a way that is problematic. When I want to punish women by acting out sadistically on females. and you will build this confusion into your relationships. then I rather reject women instead of em- bracing them. This anger may be a result of my unconscious homoerotic desires. you will get both. which is the deeper meaning behind triangular relations. there is a chance that you will find this very confu- sion in your mind reflected in the outside world. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS If your desires are confused and mixed with guilt and shame. and it may dissolve once I give green light for en- gaging in a same-sex adventure. If you are not sure what you want and should want. Let me give an example. without for that reason rendering us ‘a homosexual’ or ‘a lesbian’ in the sense these terms are used today in modern society. Step 2/6 Realizing Your Love I would like to stress at this point that one possible eti- ology of sexual sadism with men are repressed homoerotic wishes that. What I am saying is that homoerotic wishes are a natu- ral add-on to our sexual completeness. instead of being joyfully admitted and em- braced. and not love.
there is a small white circle that stands for the growing part of yang within the overwhelm- ing part of yin. What this means. they are not either-or choices. Thus what we have here is not a static idea. is composed of 55% yin and 45% yang. which means that in terms of my unique emotional ID tag. a steady transformation. This small white circle will thus grow until it is as large as was the black circle while the black circle will diminish to a smaller size and reside in the large white circle. CHAPTER SIX time transitory and mark certain phases or periods in our lives. but a living dynamic movement. When you are a man. 193 . It may be like in the yin-yang energetic formula. you can look this up using astrology and numerology. translated into less abstract terms. I am predominantly yin or female. By the way. Yin plus a little yang inside transforms into yang plus a little yin inside and back again. as a result you are actually a mix between male and female ingredients? In your individual emotional identity code is contained also an information to what extent you are yang and to what extent you are yin. They are for most people not a fixated sexual condi- tion. while I am a man. and thereby. In the black circle that represents yin energy. why are you at pains admitting that you are composed not only of male but also of female characteristics and that. is that every man once in a while becomes woman and every woman once in a while becomes man. For example in my astrological chart I saw with some surprise that my own mix.
in the past. but what we possibly wish to do and can do if we wish it and as long as we wish it. I am talking about affection and sexual options. When you start from here. let your imagination grow wild and see what happens in the little films that you make up in your mind. Use your fan- tasy for this inquiry.’ Put away this self-imposed restriction and liberate yourself from the energetic constriction that goes along with it. somehow. as a youngster obeying to condition- ing rules. and inquiring in the roots of your sadistic desires. or by self-conditioning to what seemed to be ‘ac- ceptable behavior. We are not talking here about what we ought to do. you will see that you begin to feel that there are indeed more options for attaining emotional and sexual wholeness than you might have thought there were. On the other hand. you should check in which way you may be locked into reject- ing certain sexual fantasies and experiences. I am saying that it is silly to exclude per se any possibility of sex with a partner of the same sex. And when you start think- 194 . I am speaking about another love option. it would be silly to force ourselves onto any kind of fashionable concept of bisexuality if we really cannot get along with the idea. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Thus. Nature has not written anywhere that we are locked in heterosexual behavior. I do not say that all people should have homoerotic sexual ad- ventures. at the start of your finding out about yourself. So check it out for yourself where you possibly and un- consciously have violated your own nature somewhere.
sadism is a form of distorted thinking on the lines of coercion. Once you have done that and asked that question. you should not apply a paradigm to your life that you find not fitting for yourself. CHAPTER SIX ing on these lines. the answer will come in a way that is so subtle that in that moment. For most people. like the law does. Sadism is conditioned behav- ior. What does that mean? It means you stay with that question without searching for an answer. they don’t remember the question and thus do not know how. your original nature. Again. is natural behavior. there is evolution. or not. however. your sadism will automatically go down the river! This is so be- cause sadism is anti-pleasure. Pleasure-seeking. The answer will come when you have forgotten about the question. but only once you have built enough emotional aware- ness. But you can ask that question to yourself. But never mind. That is the difference. you will be able to link the answer back to the ques- tion you have asked. like most religions do. on the lines of pleasure. you simply stay with the question. like society does. in both ways. to be very clear: you should not force any change in behavior. they have made a quantum jump on their evolutionary scale. that question where you might be locked into something that is not your total being. and it doesn’t matter if you are aware of it at first. The answer will come. and in ways that may surprise you. namely. in the first place. to be sure. 195 .
Facing your situation does not mean that you should be fatalistic and focus upon the negative points in your life. Thus you should see where you are now and what the way is you already have done. you can peacefully ac- knowledge that you have been on the wrong track before and you can correct the thought patterns and the emo- tional patterns that led to produce negative results. even though it might be depressing to look at it. by assessing your present state of being. in its totality. who has suffered losses and now gets to find 196 . for you always have done some part of the way before. shabby. ugly and hopeless. ugly and hopeless. Only by facing your present. you can make a true evolution. It’s like an entrepreneur who assesses his present state of business. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Step 3/6 Facing Your Now It is important for progressing to first see where we are! You can’t start from point zero. shabby. and that it is for that reason logical that your present situation is re- flecting this negative pattern. If you see what your pre- sent situation is like. Simply acknowledge that your previous thought pat- terns were negative. Your present situation is the consequence of your past thoughts! So don’t be surprised if it looks negative. It only means to face what is. It is essential that you face your present business.
who does not take sides. CHAPTER SIX out the exact reasons for those losses. This inner observer is most of the time dysfunctional be- 197 . Avoid distractions. and do it better in the future. Thus. But for this to happen you need to be fully relaxed. they are important messages from your inner world. Sometimes you need to get a distance to your struggle. and they have value for guiding you toward a better. First of all. and you might want to do some relaxation or meditation or just become quiet inside in order to focus on your energy. it is important that you believe in yourself and the truth of your inner visions! Those visions. You have this observer in yourself and need only activate it in order to profit from the insights it can deliver. cin- ema or television since this surely does not favor introspec- tion but will distort your inner visions. so that he can learn from his mistake and correct his previous action. those ideas that come up and that may seem crazy to you at first. what you see or feel when you are relaxed and centered. are part of your innermost truth. but who has empathy for you. You might be in an emotionally difficult situation where it is hard to have a cool head. more complete reality. somebody who is impartial. who does not judge. a reality in which you realize your love constructively. Facing your situation also means to see yourself for a moment from the vantage point of some sort of observer. without the compulsive need to coerce somebody into being a passive dummy for your sexual abreaction.
by making friends. building trust and long-lasting relation- ships and experience sexual love on a mutually consenting basis. that is haughty and arrogant and that tells you something like ‘You’re a little piece of shit. and does therefore not allow them to realize their desire in any natural way because of a moralistic denial. To break the cycle of sexual violence is possible once you get to allow yourself sexual pleasure in a natural. that always knows eve- rything better. it may be the fact that you do listen to it why you cannot manage your life properly and run amok almost all the time. following basic cus- toms to socialize. so why do you bother to improve yourself? You can never do any- thing valuable. The important thing is that you comply 198 . so better you act out like mad or just kill yourself right away!’ It is fatal to listen to the voice of the inner critic. I believe that indeed the reason why passion crimes are committed is that this inner critic is too strong and does not allow these individuals to admit their vulnerability. shared and sociable way. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS cause of a dominant inner critic. The inner critic is the in- stance in you that judges yourself. Step 4/6 Making a Value Decision Sometimes it is necessary to have the courage for op- posing society and its laws in order to live your desire in a constructive way.
They actually vary from country to country and from ep- och to epoch. if you allow them to be valid for you. 199 . you will be- come a total conformist. And then you may not wonder that you become violent as a beast! If you still struggle with these values. but rather oppose it. Then you may pride yourself in having bent your inner nature to the breaking point. and have got to the opposite of what is natural. and which ones do not count for you? If you are not clear about those questions you cannot focus upon your own position regarding your love because you will find yourself in a value conflict. this is not as obvious as it seems on first sight. If you comply with all of the ideological and economic values that go along with our morality code. Thus you must make a clear value decision. Many people actually share the values of others without being aware that these values do not fit or fit only partially their own lives. you will be confused. other people’s or the major- ity’s values or your own values? While it is true that only your own values can have an impact on your own life. CHAPTER SIX with cosmic law by restraining from inflicting suffering on any other creature. A value conflict is a situation where you are not sure which values count for you and are valid for your life. since they do not go along with your inner nature. What are the values that count for you. you will be in trouble. The laws on earth are very volatile and they are often not in accordance with eternal spiritual laws.
letting speak your gut and not your head. You can enhance your inner clarity by doing the following: ‣ Imagine what you most would like to do now. When you do these activities. Instead. the nega- tive parts denying or contradicting it. When you are split in opposites you are less powerful and your clarity about your goals is veiled by fear and indecisiveness. that is a list all your wishes. In order for this to happen and for facilitating this process. Oppo- sites trap you in that they split you into positive and nega- tive parts. Just write it down. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS That means that they more or less imitate other peo- ples’ lifestyles without being aware that such behavior de- prives them of their own truth—and of their soul power! Your sense of intuition may not be well developed and you might need to trust yourself more in order to be able to delve into this reservoir of information readily available to you. ‣ Find out what the ultimate priority is for you in life. When you make the wish list. 200 . the positive parts affirming our desire. ‣ Get to write down a wish list. Your body is always honest. focus on what you wish to realize. your intuition and not your intellect will speak. do away with thinking in op- posites. That’s how your body participates in the process and your body cannot lie. do not think about what you wish to have or realize in your life. quickly.
A hero is a person who responds positively to the challenge of saying Yes to their own desire—whatever it is like. A hero. A hero is the fighter for a unique individual mission. It’s for the movies. but it is not more of a chal- lenge than any of the great challenges we are familiar with from the autobiographies of famous people. certainly. This is certainly a challenge. If you have a page filled with wishes. You will be a hero. it is not the fighter for righteousness and justice. do not give a priority to your wishes nor any order. Just note them. 201 . but it’s also for real life. and similar myths that are set in place for the moral conditioning of the masses. Then please detect one wish you consider more im- portant than all the others and get clarity why this wish gets on top of your priority list. then you may put an order and priorities to them. the one that classifies your wishes. and puts priorities. A hero is one who is able to realize a unique mission and to work with spiritual power for this purpose. CHAPTER SIX In this first draft. right? Yes and no. Have you never met a person that you thought truly is a hero or heroine? A hero is not what you see in the false world of television every day. Then write it on top of your new wish list. you may ask? But that’s for the movies.
Ask yourself: ‣ What is the action I need to take first? ‣ What are the obstacles? Can they be removed. And 202 . You have to take action! Evaluate all the options you have. Make an option catalogue. and how? ‣ What are the risks? Can they be kept at stake? ‣ What is the ultimate advantage from realizing this option? If you are clear about every step to take. but trust the good- ness of your fate. go out and make it happen. Then evaluate every single option as to its effectiveness to bring you closer to your desired goal. without putting a step toward realization. If you feel fear coming up. stop the session and begin it anew in a moment you are more relaxed and more positive. then visualize every one of these options. as if seeing yourself as the actor in a film that plays a version of that option. but do on the other hand do not take unnecessary risks. decide which option you like most and focus upon it so as to find out what exactly you need to do in order to bring about this event. be as relaxed as possible. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Step 5/6 Taking Action You cannot remain stagnant. Do this little game with every option in your catalogue. Be always watchful. thinking about options. While you see this film in your mental eye. Finally. Don’t be overcautious and coward.
‣ Try to live a simple lifestyle and avoid large festivities. on the other. Our shadow is what gives depth to the picture. our reservoir of energy to be put to good use. CHAPTER SIX firmly believe that destiny helps you to realize your love without hurting other humans! Trust that your love will be realized without hurting those you love and who love you. 203 . we can heal the sadistic affliction. I think that all great people once came upon their own way and set out to live it in a focused and strongly per- sonal manner. and an undeniable shadow. reasoning and arguing with your- self in your mind. Our shadow is our chance to become true individuals and to live original lives. ‣ Avoid to aggrandize yourself in your fantasies. Instead of thinking. ‣ Reduce smoking to a strict minimum. it is our hidden power. without the need to imitate oth- ers. Frank Sinatra sings ‘My Way’ and his life showed that indeed he had unusual powers. Let me suggest a few that I have tried out and that worked: ‣ Reduce alcohol consumption to social drinking. ‣ Reduce eating red meat to a strict minimum. on one hand. This sensitivity can be built in vari- ous ways. try to develop complete attention so that you intuitively grasp the whole of the question. Only by becoming very sensitive to others.
’ If the many abuse victims that go around making the world save for universal love could see how abusive they are with their own children. sexual purity does cer- tainly not mean emotional numbness. In- stead of tackling the problem where it really is. In order to hide from myself the fact that I am violent. I try to solve it on a fantasy stage: the level of ‘human- ity. One of them is the myth that there was something like sexual pu- rity. a group. within my- self. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS This watchful passive attention. a condition. It’s a word that is to be found in the spiritual literature all over the world. or a race. Unfortunately. of acute awareness. emotional and erotic awareness are un- derdeveloped in our culture. I will develop and display a zeal for fighting violence in the world. You must come to the point to see the fact that society always projects on certain people or groups the content of consciousness that it has blinded out from its official dogma of reality. True purity is virtue 204 . they would probably end up totally depressed—but that would be to their best. Erotic intelligence is a natural outflow of consciousness. They would stop that zealous fight that is but a blind man’s buff. a lifestyle. It reflects the deep truth that our body and our emotions have their own intrinsic intelligence—that may well differ from the voice of our mind. What my mind cannot assimilate. it projects upon oth- ers. when focused inside and upon our longings and desires is erotic intelligence. Hiding desires triggers dishonesty and myths. While purity is certainly a quality to be appreciated in any human being.
Their vital energy is felt as inspiring and they easily respond to it by enthusiasm and a generally loving and embracing atti- tude that is felt as erotic so that you can experience their high vitality charge in their presence. It is quite the contrary of the false. and they tend to fight any form of erotic consciousness that brings about genuine erotic intelligence. trust. the classical attitude of the cannot-be-what-must-not-be that we know from Goethe’s Faust. It depends on qualities like spon- taneity. and they are not just random appearances. 205 . but robots. The consequences of blinding out desires are commu- nication disabilities and an appalling lack of creativeness in the common man or woman. honesty and straightforwardness. They are afraid of erotic intelligence. Energetically speaking. honesty and straightfor- wardness. in one word: they are not humans. People who are not fragmented are charismatic. in fact. they make out a great part of the work of psychologists and therapists. hypocrite and perversely dishonest attitude to be found with the ma- jority of people. These are not just minor problems in today’s modern consumer cultures. this is well explainable by the higher bioplasmatic vibration of truly creative people. The majority’s response to their own natural emotions is but repression and oblivion. Creativity can hardly develop in a climate of suspicion and emotional repression. They try to handle life not by intelligent understanding but by adapting to strict dog- matic rules. That is all the secret. CHAPTER SIX and encompasses truthfulness. openness. wherever you go in the world.
It’s a container. worse. the more readily they are consumers. and that is filled up with consumer goods. Love is unity. 206 . Step 6/6 Affirming Your Identity The most important issue at stake behind consumerism is identity in the sense that the more of identity is lacking within citizens. They live with a disowned body. a body that is socially controlled and ma- nipulated. and that is actually alien to it. a form of philosophical schizophrenia. public hysteria that is the daily reality in our paranoid culture. Those who pretend that all love was per se platonic love. and where bioenergy can freely flow and be exchanged—not in a nightmare of fear and persecu- tion or. a vessel for something not originally contained in it. The modern citizen is identified as an asset of the na- tion state he or she belongs to. they are deterred from it by a cunning and strategic denial of their soul identity. argue on the basis of moral- istic dualism. That is why ultimately consumer citizens do not enjoy social autonomy. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Creativity can only grow within a framework of free- dom and acceptance. the more they are addicted to consumption as an ersatz for liv- ing a meaningful life. The modern citizen is not identified as a person in their own right and spiritual ori- gin that bears a unique cosmic identity tag in form of an energy code that is written right into their vibrational field.
’ a scheme that has been taken over and reinforced by Sigmund Freud. This understanding comes about through erotic intelligence.’ as sex- ology makes us believe. That is simply so. from a psychosomatic perspective. absurd conclusions and publicly propagated lies is understanding. afar from political conceptions and models. In fact. CHAPTER SIX The only way out of consumerist projections. we are emotional plus sexual. 207 . clearly contra- dicts sexology. my hypothe- sis that emotional attraction is the primal attraction and that sexual attraction the secondary attraction. and thereafter. as something that can be linked to sexual behavior. and that sexual attraction thus follows emotional attraction. As we have seen. but we are soul beings first of all. if sexological reductionism agrees or not. Mainstream social sciences see emotions only as an add-on to sexuality. We humans simply are not just ‘sexual beings. People who have problems when being in touch with their natural emotions should make serious efforts to reintegrate their disowned inner selves— and the problems will disappear. It is a result of finding the answers inside. or that even triggers sexual attraction. but not something that is genuinely involved in sexual attraction. sexology does not consider our emo- tional preferences as factors triggering sexual attraction because emotions do not fit in their residual Darwinian scheme of ‘sexual drives. and thus emosexual beings.
that we form reality by forming language: There are times—and this would be a great study for some- body to do—there have been periods in English when there were emotions that don’t exist anymore. you’ve made it unthinkable. Can we recover a lost emo- tion by creating a word for it? There are colors that don’t exist anymore because the words have been lost. I’m think- ing of the word jacinth. The propagan- dists for the fascists already understand this. that is. So it doesn’t plague you anymore. We’ve never tried to consciously evolve our language. and this level of cultural need where we really must plan where the new words should be generated. all you can say is it’s a little darker or- ange than something else. I impact on our reality and 208 . There are areas where words should be gotten rid of that empower political wrong thinking. the fact that not enough effort has been done from their own rings to make something sayable by having made it thinkable. they under- stand that if you make something unsayable. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS From a point of view of linguistics. because the words have been lost. as McKenna suggests.. I share the insight Terence McKenna expressed in his book Archaic Revival (1992). we’ve just let it evolve. This is getting very close to this business of how reality is made by language. This is a certain kind of orange. So planned evolution of language is the way to speed it toward express- ing the frontier of consciousness. but if you don’t have it. (Id. When I speak about emotional awareness as a major in- gredient in holistic awareness. Once you know the word jacinth. 214) One reason for sexual minorities today having such a hard stand in society is. you always can recognize it. but now we have this level of awareness.
6) My systems approach to human emotions through the creation of a new terminology is a logical continuation of Capra’s reasoning. values. love and sexuality will be reconsid- ered. A resolution can be found only if the structure of the web is changed. Within the transformation we are pres- ently going through. and this will involve profound transformations of our social in- stitutions. extrapolated into the area of human love and sexuality. I impact upon the reigning love paradigm and make it shift as well. (Id. CHAPTER SIX make it shift toward a higher level of consciousness. Doing this. which means that they are closely interconnected and interdependent. And there is a good chance that such a new terminology will be accepted in the future. Let me cite from Fritjof Capra’s book The Turning Point (1997) to close this sub-chapter: These problems (…) are systemic problems.. They cannot be understood within the fragmented method- ology characteristic to our academic disciplines and gov- ernment agencies. 209 . simply be- cause it is useful. there is high probability that the values of intimacy. if not completely revised. I believe. and ideas. I impact upon language because I know that this will powerfully aid the paradigm shift to happen within the next or the over next generation. Such an approach will never solve any of our difficulties but will merely shift them around in the complex web of social and ecological relations.
this hot energy moving. Ob- serve what happens when you do this! For example. You just passively watch and observe this rage. and especially those hot ones you hitherto repressed. as it is in the very na- ture of emotions to replace one another in a kaleidoscopic manner when passive awareness is focused upon them. Chapter Seven Harnessing the Power of Emotional Identity Allowing Emotions The first important thing is that you allow emotions. . you get in a violent rage and you allow it to happen. you do not fight it. boiling in you. What happens when you do this? You will observe that virtually within seconds the emo- tion will change into another emotion.
not your emotions! Most people blame their emotions for their unruly life. But that is not all. not under- standing the cause that triggers their emotional pattern. you normalize your emotional energy. You will see that while the emotion has changed. You simply replace a negative statement by a positive statement. Next time you accuse yourself. In your mind. there is a very simple method to change the way you talk to yourself. This will teach you that it’s actually your thoughts that control you. It means you get off your emotional bal- ance. and violent thoughts in general. the roaming self-talk. you bring a disturbance in your emotional pattern. It is thought. there is something like a driving force that has not changed. not emotional energy that is this cause. When this happens. feelings of revenge. and then you go on and blame your emotions for all you have done to them by your unruly thoughts! Once you understand that by normalizing your thoughts. you may fall back into the rage time and again. are quite surprised. their hassles in relationships. and a lasting disturbance when you do this regularly. you are on the right track! In practice. your mental energy. When you harbor resentment against others. the revengeful ideas may still go on. the complaining. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Surprised? Indeed. their bad fortune. most people when they experience this for the first time. the hurtful accusations. Your habit- ual thoughts mold your emotional pattern. you have to change the way you think. simply affirm: 212 . so for changing this pattern. What is this driving force? It is your thought.
but it’s word for word true as it is written here. It helps you observe. but passively watch them. the amazing thing about any kind of conscious- ness is that with humans. as they are fluid and not constant for the most part. and apparently does not do anything. This sounds paradoxical. This specific awareness of your bioenergetic flow and its manifestation in the various emotions you experience is a gift that possesses a complete human. as volatile as they seem to be when they come and go in your daily life. bears an effectiveness. The only sane way of controlling your emotions is not to control them. Developing Emotional Awareness Emotional awareness is a specific awareness of your emo- tional and sexual attractions. and all the temporary or longer lasting emotional and sexual attractions 213 . it’s reflective. When you are aware of your emotional flow. as they vary when you encounter different people. Every day more now. CHAPTER SEVEN I accept myself as a feeling-failing being. constantly moni- tor and control your emotions without actually controlling them. What does this awareness do? Does it do anything? Well. All my emotions are wonderful and they have a purpose. I respect my emotional nature. and that means it can be conscious of its own consciousness. I see the intelligence of my emotions. by developing emotional awareness. When you ap- ply this now to your emotional flow. This is what it does with- out doing anything. you will see that this awareness while it’s passive.
and among leaders. There are among geniuses many who would sit either lifelong in jail or in the madhouse. without you really being aware of the 214 . Then you are safe. or working for a life’s vision that you have set for yourself. for such a broad vision will pull you forward on a constructive track. The advantage of directing your vision beyond yourself. true art- ists and many spiritual gurus. A great part of your virulent sexual energy that would disturb your peace of mind will then be channeled into con- structive pathways. without a need for policing yourself! Developing Self-Vision The only thing that in the long run will channel your vital energies in constructive ways is professional realization. This by itself. but among our most highly developed souls. had they not instinc- tively followed this advice! The sexual drive is strongest not among morons. The auto- biographical literature is full of examples! And my own life experience is no different in this respect. they will never overwhelm you. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS you experience. It means that you work on something for not just a few weeks or months. clochards and sloths. without working directly on the energy. dominance or sadism. can help the most virulently sexual person to guard himself or herself from mishandling their sexual energy flow through abuse. and even saints. for a cause that goes beyond your little life is the energy transfer that comes with this dedication. but for decades in a row. and your little self. not even a few years.
banking. be it to serve the pro- gress of technology.’ Envisioning yourself doesn’t mean that you focus ex- clusively on yourself. that you hold this vision over a longer time and thus bring constancy to it. be this benefit of a scientific. It does mean that you envision yourself as part of a higher order that inscribes your work for the benefit of the whole of humankind. people and resources condu- cive to the realization of your vision. It means that you feel powered from a fuel that is not entirely yours. or a saint! But the urges will not plague you any longer. 215 . but that somehow bears connections with cosmic energies that we know very little about. artistic. I actually prefer the term vision over mission because vision metaphorically stands for ‘seeing into the future. or su- perconsciousness. com- mercial. For you will attract all the circumstances. makes it all happen by itself. lifestyle. CHAPTER SEVEN whole of the process that this involves. this does not mean that you become either impotent. and you have your head free for conscious love choices that are some- how in alignment with the higher plan of your life. political or literary nature. Envisioning yourself means that you develop a mission for your life. Behold. fashion. That would be the very contrary of it. The very fact that you build and affirm this vision over and over. or anything of interest for humanity.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Becoming Flexible and Permissive The most important ingredients in this new package I have for you and that is your selfhelp gift from this book are two characteristics or behavior modes that are among the most depreciated in patriarchal culture: it is flexibility and permissiveness. and to find sat- isfying solutions in situations that are not perfect in the sense that resources are lacking. as it’s typically the case in lesser developed countries. Flexibility is a universal value that you see everywhere in nature. and their vital energies are reduced. while young trees that have a high vital energy charge are able to bend and thus can survive even a tor- nado. because it’s one of their most visible characteristics. because they are rigid and stiff. which implies being more pliable. It means people are really in- ventive in finding ad-hoc solutions to virtually any prob- lem. It is the moving and bending of young trees and babies and the lesser moving and bending of old trees and elders. It is directly related to the vital energy in that more vital energy means more flexibility. Flexibility is also a value in direct connection with in- telligence. Flexible in- telligence helps the person to be adaptable. just by using their little resources in an intelligent 216 . an absence of friction is also im- plied here. I often use in my books the expression flexible intelligence when I talk about the East and Asian people. and very little one that pertains to Western people. It’s old trees that are broken by strong winds. and smooth.
In my genius research I have found flexible intelligence among geniuses being the most noteworthy character trait. It’s a good way to 217 . It also means to guard against rigidity in the insight that ri- gidity of mind leads to decay in effectiveness and also in relationships. CHAPTER SEVEN way. it’s because what they do is not only use- ful but shows us our own potential genius. Joseph Murphy writes in his book The Miracle of Mind Dynamics (1964) that hard work is not the answer to wealth and success. and thus making the best out of nothing. instead of running your head against the wall! The latter is what most people do when they encounter problems. It uses all available resources in the most economic way. while flexibility means to move with the en- ergies not only of oneself. thereby be- ing highly functional and effective. you can search for one. you can also open the door. so to speak. It’s rather how you apply your mind to what comes in your way. I found that all genius is flexible and effective. And if there is no door. which is why geniuses ultimately serve humanity. and thus for example function well in a team. and here I would add. You can hit your head against the door. it shows us that most of us other humans are not flexibly intelligent enough! Most people think that hard work will do and assure success but there is a dead end in every marathon. but also of others. ignorant about what Einstein coined in ‘a problem cannot be solved on the same level of thought that created it. Genius is somehow a very flexible condition.’ And this is actually a good example for what is flexible intelligence.
my intention is not commercial in the first place. A culture so eternally stupid and so hope- lessly violent as our modern media culture would be trans- formed by the single value of permissiveness. The permissiveness I am talking about here is not directly related to education. Nobody but the theosophists published Krishnamurti’s talks at first. while indirectly it has an impact on it. And he did that because the culture he was growing up in was teaching stubborn rigidity and dogmatic stupidity! That is the reason why Einstein and so many others of high intelligence had to go their own way. More precisely put. none of my music was ever accepted by a music pub- lisher. and only in later years when he was already famous. The culture must try to kick out what could poten- tially destroy it. and let’s not forget that Einstein dropped out of all schools and universities he was supposed to attend. and such an intent needs its own channels. Truly. permissive education is today no more on the agenda of the social values. and even shunned in our culture is permissiveness. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS express it. none of my hundreds of drawings and art photos was ever triggering the interest of a commercial publisher. what I am talking about here is self-permissiveness. a form of latitude toward 218 . including my- self! None of my books ever appeared in ordinary publish- ing. without more! And by the same token. And for good rea- son. his books were accepted in ordinary commercial publishing! The other value that is highly depreciated. and I doubt it was ever before considered a value in the patriarchal cul- tural tradition.
And that’s not what you are supposed to do. there is a structural change to be made in- side of you. The author may not have intended that.’ No. This inner change. It has to penetrate into your sub- conscious mind and from there into your body. or by accumulating more knowledge about self-development. especially when you are on your way of ascending in your evolution. The single most tiresome obstacle in this process is pressuring your- self. You are perfect as you are now. It really blocks your evolution. whatever it is. And this is the sad yet hid- den reason why most selfhelp books actually are worth- less. They are sold. not just by turning on and off some switches or by reshuffling your character. into every 219 . but you yourself by applying his or her advice in a way that shuns any self-permissiveness are vir- tually spoiling the soup by putting too much salt in it. From your now to your tomorrow. this structural transformation is a slow-moving process and if it is to endure has to be deep enough to be effective. you shall not be dif- ferent tomorrow. You shall be perfect to- morrow with a new inner composure. read and applied in a terribly competi- tive culture that says ‘Well. it’s not because they are badly written but because they are applied in the wrong way. for it will not foster your evolution to co- erce you into something. a tolerance toward yourself. measuring yourself and comparing yourself to others. tomorrow I shall be different when I apply this new method. hopefully not! Or you have violated yourself. CHAPTER SEVEN yourself. in the whole of you.
That does not mean to be sloth! It means to be consistent in your work on yourself. but not a day without doing that tiny step. without fighting it. There is a swinging within yourself. which is true change. you need to be extremely flexi- ble and permissive. and not just the fake changes you see all around you every day and that are the shallow outcome of so-called ‘self- help’ as a global business. You are not counting the pages until the end of the book when you are permissive. a feeling of unity. one tiny step every day. for example. of comparisons. No success is easy if it’s to be a great success. You can see it and feel when you are permissive. for sure! Somebody once said that there is only one real obstacle to huge and lasting success. let it penetrate you without resisting it. 220 . without jubi- lating about your easy success. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS cell of your organism. and it means to make one little effort at a time. of harmony. there is an absence of strife. It is small success. and that the real work means you open up for the unknown to happen and thus let the new go deeply inside of you. To bring about such a change. for you know that it’s not yet sunk deep into you. It could be seen by a clairvoyant by a change of colors in your aura. and signed into the intracellular informa- tion flow. and that the real work comes later. that you just got the overall informa- tion. of pressure. so that it will be inscribed in your vital energy code.
Not that you will forget about it. not at all. CHAPTER SEVEN Summary To summarize. which are unknown to most people in our culture but are taught by all sages over all times. by allowing your emotions. between your identity and what you are doing and loving in life. and then you are one total unity. 221 . This is so because through these simple techniques. When you apply emosexual awareness in your life. any strife that is inherent in the split between you and your loving attraction. economically. has been healed. When your emotional identity is strong. and much to the contrary. by developing self-vision and by fostering flexibility and permissiveness on a daily basis. you learn to think and act functionally. sadistic hangup or codependence. for you have put aside all those false notions of good and bad that are part of the moralistic trash can. You will accept it to a point that you see the beauty of it because your emotional identity has been affirmed. not that you want a treatment against it. but you are your love. prudently. by develop- ing emotional awareness. without you being conscious of this good. And then much good will flow from all your thoughts and your actions. Then. you are going to harness the power of your emotional identity. And what happens next? Through strengthening your emotional identity you grow beyond your particular afflic- tion. you will strengthen your emo- tional identity. you are not anymore sepa- rated from your love.
Then. your par- ticular way of loving and feeling erotic for certain people of your choice will not anymore be a problem as your in- ner split will be healed and you will become aware that where before you saw a problem with certain emotions or sexual attractions. 222 . there was actually a split in your con- sciousness. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS using your resources in an effective way.
add additional sheets and attach them to the worksheets in the book. take a pen and do the work. You may write directly in your book. and in addition will make this really your own! If you need more space. Doing this. This will enhance the impact and success of your study. while you may find it unusual. If you are more comfortable . has the ef- fect to imprint in your copy of the book your own vibrational code. Work Sheets Doing the Work Print these worksheets. This makes your ex- perience authentic and adds your own positive vibration to your copy. Giving your input is essential for realizing the benefits you can reap with this book.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS writing on your computer. you can write your answers in a text file and save it for later review. put little drawings or even a mind map—all this will enhance the soul quality of your work and help your subconscious mind trigger the changes that you expect to happen in your life. the emotional or soul value of doing the work is higher when you print the sheets and use a pen or pencil because you will keep something original and your hand- writing testifies about the soul condition you were in when you did the work. This gives you the additional advantage that you can scribble on the pages. However. 224 . color them.
Therefore. It is your decision for becoming a leader. if you want to seriously subscribe to and engage in a process of healing your emotions. 225 . your ultimate decision. I require you to make a contract with yourself. the choice to realize yourself exclusively on your highest possible level of achievement. And more than that. you can’t avoid to making decisions. If you take a decision for change lightheartedly. In the latter case others take the decisions for us and we are not really in control of our destiny. you have to make de- cisions. life takes them for you! ✐ No decision is also a decision. A Contract With Yourself If you are afraid of decisions. After all. there is not much chance that you sustain your efforts beyond your first phase of enthusiasm and overcome the inevitable drawbacks that are part of the way to high leadership ability. The quality of the be- ginning is more often than not the quality of the end result. you have to take only one decision. In one word. if we want it or ✐ not. WORK SHEETS Your Ultimate Decision Your Ultimate Decision and Contract Your Ultimate Decision Our life is directed by our decisions. This decision is simply a choice. And as I want you to succeed with this work. you must take your ultimate decision first. it’s only the ques- tion if or not you begin to make them consciously and intently.
This contract is for yourself your sub- stantial investment of will and energy which serves as a mo- tor for your change. undersigned. If I break the contract I impose on myself the following fine: —Work through this guide once again from the first to the last page. you assert for yourself your devotion to the path of change and achievement you want to take. You affirm your absolute in- tention and will to get rid of your problem forever and to make the change which will bring about all that you desire for improving your life. Knowing that these principles are the guarantees for raising my leadership abilities to a higher level. I call these 226 . I do all I can to study these principles and to apply them in my life. It is a signal to your mind which automatically triggers the change mechanisms in it. Your ultimate decision is a unique command that you imprint upon your subconscious mind. if you want to enter this path of emotional integrity. In this contract which is like a vow taken for your life. This contract is binding for myself. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Thus. you may want to profit from the techniques of programming yourself so that you imprint upon your conscious mind what exactly you want. Decision I hereby ultimately decide that I apply from now ✐ on the universal laws and principles that are basic for every form of life in the cosmos. hereby conclude a contract with myself which follows the Ultimate Decision that I have taken. I.
Signature …………………………………….’ Contract I give all my devotion to the fulfillment of my ✐ Ultimate Decision and sign this contract with my- self in the conviction that I follow from now on ‘My Principles of Emotional Balance and Integrity.’ I hereby declare that I have the firm and absolute will to master any kind of fear. ✐ Your Signature 227 . WORK SHEETS principles from now on: ‘My Principles of Emotional Balance and Integrity. especially the fear of failing.
including our subconscious mind which speaks to us through dream monitions. [ ] I need better food and/or more comfortable housing [ ] I need better relationships and friendships [ ] I need more regular sexual fulfillment [ ] I need more touch and closeness with others [ ] I need to marry and have children [ ] I need my sexual difference to be recognized socially [ ] I need more peace of mind. the need for sexual relations. the need for social recognition. and others. mistakes. which are first of all the need for food and shelter. the need for creative expression. and that you feel are not adequately met in the present moment. Now. fears and accidents. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Your Needs Your Needs Statement There is unison agreement among psychologists that ✐ for any form of fundamental change. the need for touch and closeness with others. we first need to assess and render conscious our needs. and quietness all around me 228 . for any kind of personal evolution to take place. the need for peace of mind. One essential element in our status quo to be assessed and checked out are our needs. We all have basic needs. we need to know our present condition or state of mind. and inquire into our present state of consciousness. all of our needs! Here is a list for you where you should cross the needs you feel are most urgently to be met.
WORK SHEETS [ ] I need more creative expression [ ] I need more social recognition [ ] I need my achievements to be awarded and rewarded [ ] I need a better workplace where I can unfold my talents If you have individual needs that are not listed here. get full clarity about them and state them in the box below. My Individual Needs 229 .
Be honest with yourself! [ ] Thinking about emotional integrity is for me a pastime [ ] To know about my emotions is entertainment for me [ ] I expect to have a good time with this work [ ] I expect to succeed when being emotionally balanced [ ] I expect to acquire a new skill called ‘emotional balance’ [ ] I will know myself better once being emotionally aware [ ] I expect to acquire a new human quality [ ] I expect to get along better with others [ ] I expect to understand the sense of life better [ ] I expect nothing. and deliberately set my expectations as high as possible. in life we get what we expect. Why? Have you ever observed how expectations seem to mysteri- ously program and condition the outcome of our experi- ences? Generally speaking. we need to know what our expectations are. being just satisfied with the bottomline. I think we shouldn’t expect much in life [ ] I expect this kind of work being boring and unfulfilling 230 . Check the boxes where you feel the answer applies to you. If I expect not much. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Your Expectations Your Expectations Statement There is equally unison agreement among psycholo- ✐ gists that for any outcome in personal evolution. I am not likely to attain the highest possible result. Therefore it makes sense to check out my expectations before I engage in some- thing new.
WORK SHEETS [ ] I expect nothing short of a miracle [ ] I expect a steep learning curve ahead [ ] I expect an exciting time to pass with this new learning If you have individual expectations that are not listed here. get full clarity about them and state them in the box below. My Individual Expectations 231 .
232 . how you possibly fight or deny it... INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Practicing Acceptance How I Practice Acceptance The first step to take for emotional reflow and the ✐ dissolution of sadism is self-acceptance Write here how you possibly repress your desire. and what the benefits are that you can figure when you accept yourself .
WORK SHEETS Realizing Your Desire How I am Realizing my Desire Check out how you possibly violated your own ✐ nature. in the past. somehow. 233 .’ Try to figure how your life transforms when you begin to live your own life.. or by self-conditioning to what seemed to be ‘acceptable behavior.. as a youngster obey- ing to conditioning rules. obeying to your own values .
but al- ways have done some part of the way before. Ac- knowledge what your previous thought patterns were like and how you are now going to change them … 234 . INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Facing Your Now How I am Facing my Now It is important for progressing to first see where ✐ you are! You cannot start from point zero.
WORK SHEETS Making a Value Decision How I am Making a Value Decision If you are not clear about your values. you cannot ✐ be clear regarding your love and emotional attrac- tion because you will find yourself in a value con- flict. Write down what you really wish to have and do in life. and set priorities for your wishes … 235 .
236 ... INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Taking Action How I am Going to Take Action Ask yourself: ‘What is the action I need to take at ✐ first? What are the obstacles? How can they be re- moved? What are the risks? Can they be kept at stake? What is the ultimate advantage from realiz- ing this option? Write down what comes to mind .
WORK SHEETS Affirming Your Emotional Identity How I am Affirming my Emotional Identity Sexual attraction follows emotional predilection. ✐ State here what your emotional predilection? Try to be as precise as possible. 237 . Imagine being around your preferred love objects... This inner clarity is the condition for affirming your emotional identity .
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Allow Emotions How I am Allowing Emotions State here how you can possibly allow emotions so ✐ as to gain more emotional balance in your life and within your relationships … 238 .
239 .. WORK SHEETS Develop Self-Vision How I am Developing Self-Vision State here how you can develop self-vision so as to ✐ gain control over your future.. Vision is a forward train as the vision you set about yourself today will realize in tangible reality tomorrow .
240 .. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Become Flexible and Permissive How I am Becoming Flexible and Permissive State here how you can possibly be more flexible ✐ and permissive so as to handle your emotional identity responsibly now and in the future ..
Book Reviews Books on Vibrational Healing .
Europe. New Zealand. Able from childhood to perceive the body’s subtle energies. she works with those energies to heal others and to teach others how to work with them. speaking to audiences throughout the United States. and South America. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Donna Eden Books Reviewed Energy Medicine (1999) The Energy Medicine Kit (1999) Donna Eden has treated over ten thousand individual clients and has taught hundreds of classes. —From: The Energy Medicine Kit (Back Cover) 242 . Australia.
modern medicine was hostile toward the idea of integrating any of the many perennial healing concepts that it discarded as vitalistic. a 243 . Donna Eden appears to be a strong character. and realization of a dream. the final outcome of a quest of the authors. a real voyage. The authors intro- duce their book in very comprehensive terms: The return of energy medicine is one of the most significant cultural / developments of the day. for the return of energy medicine is a return to personal authority for health care. more than a decade ago. 1999 Energy Medicine is a quest book. From her book and writing style. BOOK REVIEWS Energy Medicine With David Feinstein New York: Tarcher/Putnam. with all the obstacles that this implies. and she probably needed to have that quality in her wisdom quest as when she started.
orenda by the Iroquois. Not so for Donna Eden. and a return to practices that are natural. wakan by the Lakotas. by a thor- ough base of theoretical and cross-cultural knowledge. 'congealed' energies of the material body./16 244 ./2-3 Donna Eden’s collaboration with David Feinstein led to a wholesome mix of energies. The authors write on the cultural background of energy medicine: Numerous cultures describe a matrix of subtle energies that support. prana in the yoga tradition of India and Tibet. yesod in the Jewish cabalistic tradition. as there are today many healers who learn from hearsay and prac- tice methods they don’t really understand. She has complemented her strong intuitive knowledge. It is hardly a new idea to suggest that subtle ener- gies operate in tandem with the denser. called qi or chi in China. and this makes the strength of both her healing practice and her books. friendly. mind and soul. and familiar to body. or what she directly perceives through her extraordinary energy sensitivity. baraka by the Sufis. This is truly a good thing to happen. and the Holy Spirit in Christian tradition. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS return to the legacy of our ancestors in harmonizing with the forces of nature. ki in Japan. shape. The authors have done ground-breaking research on the ubiquitous quality of the energy concept and have laid the theoretical groundwork of the Donna Eden Energy Heal- ing Practice. and animate the physical body. megbe by the Ituri Pygmies.
That is the fundamental law of en- ergy medicine. and express the divine principle. with Mesmer as animal magnetism and with Reich as orgone. if atman and soul were identical? I always reply that honestly I do not know. When we pick out concepts from different cultural soils. and we see it reappearing with Swedenborg as spirit energy. not ki. cunning as it is in splitting unity off in dualistic opposites. then. Most native peoples call the organic. Brahman and at- man are related. as Masaru Emoto explains in his books. It is also of interest that in our natural healing tradition the human energy field was known by a whole line of alternative scientists. bioplasmatic energy field mana. The base principle of what I would like to call the energy worldview. Now. we cannot just put them in the same box and glue one label on the box identifying both. is well put in the following short sentence: Matter follows energy. When your energies are vibrant. in its universal nature (brahman) and in its personal or personi- fied and incarnated nature (atman). 245 . who called it vis vitalis./17 The Western mind. BOOK REVIEWS To add to this list that the Japanese call this energy hado. so far as water is concerned. as opposed to the materialistic world- view. has always had much difficulty to understand what in India is called atman. I often hear the question after I explain what atman means. a lineage which started probably with Paracelsus. so is your body.
cultural. So for knowing the difference between atman and soul you have to get into Hinduism and Christianity. intelligent energy of creation. In Chinese medicine. and not implied in the concept per se. is the all-pervasive. let’s look at another fundamental principle of en- ergy medicine: balance./20 Now. you don’t need to know the exact difference. harmony means health. you will very quickly under- stand that both notions are dynamic. as they are talking about soul: The soul is the source of the most subtle energies of your being. What does balance mean? I have found it expressed in Chinese medicine as har- mony. If spirit. as it is often defined. In fact. it is naturally harmonious. that both notions are considered as containers of vital energy. So if this serves you as a commonality. from your cells to your sense of self. All is in a state of harmonious balance. you don’t need to do that extended philosophical and religious research. Yet this subtle energy gives form to everything else about you. The same is true the other way around: when an 246 . It’s as simple as that. soul is the manifestation at the personal level. It seems to me that the authors have taken the latter ap- proach. and it’s not guaran- teed that you will find the answer. The ancient Chinese physicians discovered that when an organism is healthy. and there are no extremes. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS When you do that you disregard the truth that every concept is filled with meaning and the meaning is contex- tual. for if you look at both notions from an energy point of view.
and with clear and comprehensive language. The theory is kind of underlying. the book goes far beyond the theory. You are always moving toward balance and always disturbing that balance in living and growing. At the same time. just as homeostasis is a pivotal concept within biology. The authors write: Balance is a pivotal concept within energy medicine. the physician could conclude that the organism is in good health./22 However. This was ignored over centuries in Western medicine. The knowledge is transmitted in good little chunks. every expenditure of effort and every interaction with the environment upsets this balance. and how to balance it if you have abused of your- 247 . All systems move toward an energetic balance. BOOK REVIEWS organism is found to be in harmony. There are many different ways to work on your vital energy. a state of internal stabil- ity and harmony with other energies. and the book really is a prac- tical guide for healing. and you can apply it on a daily ba- sis. and energy medicine now brings this perennial notion of harmony or balance into our own medical paradigm.
as a second step. Energy medicine is useful in informing the reader about the possibility to heal disease by simple methods of energy rebalancing. and by balancing the energies. by repressing certain emo- tions. For most common ailments the book gives practical advice how to treat not just the symptom. also by giving the necessary practical advice so that the reader can administer the methods by himself or herself. fatigue. smoking. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS self too much. This is how the vital energy flow or emotional flow can become obstructed. The authors explain that health problems. or by trying to overadapt to certain situations. so as to reestablish health by open- ing the energy flow. How does the energy flow get blocked? In most cases by mishandling our emotions. 248 . without needing to consult an energy practitioner. drug in- take or through destructive relationships. as a first step. disre- garding feelings of anger or frustration over long periods of time. at their early stage can be healed simply by opening the energy block- age. through stress. by enhancing the energy flow. but the underly- ing energy misbalance.
And how well all is put together! This would make a wonderful present. So I looked first in the Guidebook to find some instruc- tions. Now. It was a good idea to combine the literary con- tent with multimedia clips. seeing Donna Eden in her healing seminars. 1999 The Energy Medicine Kit is really an ingenuous product. after discovering the DVD. to be true! I congratulate the authors and the publisher to have come up with this brilliant idea. and found them on page 21: ‘How to Use The En- 249 . and I wondered what to do with it. I was very pleased when I received it and opened that promising yellow box. There is a crystal. that I have seen nowhere before! I have myself started my journey through this Kit by watching the DVD. BOOK REVIEWS The Energy Medicine Kit With David Feinstein New York: Tarcher/Putnam. I saw that I had much more in this precious thunder box.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS ergy Medicine Kit’. and smart enough in holding and spinning the crystal. Spinning the crystal over an electromagnetically sensitive point on the skin has a sub- tle but immediate effect on the energies involved with that point. did it for about one minute. Like everything else.’ I would like to quote here from this guide as this is really useful to know before- hand: While I am a hands-on kind of healer. I taught the girl to hold the crystal in front of her third eye and spin it first in clock-wise and then in counter clock-wise direction. The girl. and I tried out the exercise described on Card 2 ‘Spinning a Crystal over Your Chakras’ and made a surprising discovery. Then they left my office. crystals carry a vibrational rate that can influence other energies in their proximity. perhaps the most primary vibration of the universe. When practiced with consistency. with reference to page 23: ‘Using a Crystal As Your Training Wheels. As the two-year old baby of my friend had a headache that day. and told me the baby’s headache had disappeared com- pletely. working with a crystal can begin to bring about beneficial changes in your energies and in your life. Crystals also reflect light. some people find it easier to begin to experiment with energy methods if they use a device such as a crystal./23 Then I saw that the first of the 43 cards contains spe- cific information about ‘How to Spin a Crystal’. 250 . Half an hour later the mother came back to me with the girl. smiling. very attentive to this healing technique that she surely had never seen before.
The present Kit is a guide for self-healing. BOOK REVIEWS Well. and practical guidance for self-healing. but I will surely do so in case of sickness. while the book offers you insights. I know that usually when the girl has a headache it’s for hours in a row and the mother brings her to the doctor. As I am myself in perfect health in the moment. read about the theoretical and cross- cultural research the author has done relating to her en- ergy healing practice. If you need more information for building trust in en- ergy medicine. information and research about energy healing. i. however.e. I don’t know of course if this was a coincidence as this was not a repeated experience. but there is a possi- bility that the healing was effected by the crystal. you should perhaps do what I did before I ordered this Kit. 251 . this was that time obviously not necessary. I have not tried out the crystal or any other of the techniques taught in the Kit on myself. by ordering her book Energy Medi- cine that she co-authored with David Feinstein.
let me mention the 21 exercises on the CD audio that is equally provided with this Kit. But this is surely the only negative point I could find in this overall very beautiful Kit. and it would have greatly facilitated the under- standing if the author would have included some addi- tional cards for the exercises on the CD that demonstrate visually the positions to take. 252 . Now. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Last not least. I found it a little difficult to exactly take the body positions the author describes on the CD for the various exercises.
Let me first comment on the general conception of the book and the author’s unique contribution to a novel sub- ject. 253 . while I have to put a ques- tion mark behind one conceptual matter that I will discuss further down. very well put together conceptually. that only increases in importance over time. Dr. Let us not forget that Paracelsus who was perhaps the first in our culture who came up with energy healing had to stand trial before the Inquisition. 2001 A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine is an excellent book. Ger- ber’s main quality is his detached and careful approach to a matter that still is controversial. carefully written. BOOK REVIEWS Richard Gerber A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation New York: HarperCollins Quill.
which is for me not a negative character- istics at all but may be for some other folks. A good idea is also the Recommended Reading sec- tion (pp. the medical tradition of Antiquity. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS This being said. This is because this book is conceptual in the first place. Very few authors have done that. if you want to look up topics like acupuncture or Bach plants. All this is extremely valuable as a package when you are a researcher and want to have an overview of the whole of the topic. What is also a great plus is how the author con- nects our modern perspective of vibrational medicine with the old teachings. this book gives you a wonderful overview and introduction into each of these subjects. or radionics for the first time. and cutting-edge in its overall perspective. Chinese medi- 254 . which I reviewed al- ready. For ex- ample. not as practical as for example Donna Eden’s book Energy Medicine. the book is perhaps not as practical as the title suggests it to be. the esoteric knowledge of the Mystery Schools. and because it’s paradigmatic. where the author gives concise recom- mendations for further study. 424-432). But the overall style of the book is academic. in the notes and the reference part of the book you get the information you need for further re- search. and practical in the second place. The merit of this book is the synthesis the author dis- tills from his vast research referenced in the notes. Then. It’s well practical when you consider the abundance of ref- erences and the resource section of the book that comes with pages and pages of organizations that can lead you further in your research project.
or Chinese QiGong. Vibrational medicine is based upon modern scientific in- sights into the energetic nature of the atoms and molecules making up our bodies. integrated life- energy system that provides a vehicle for human conscious- ness as well as a temporary hosting for the creative expres- sion of the soul. 3) for emo- tions: ‣ Conventional Medicine Model: ‘Emotions thought to influ- ence illness through neurohormonal connections between brain and body. animated only by electrochemical reactions. BOOK REVIEWS cine and acupuncture sources. or on illness. Rather than seeing the body as a sophisticated ma- chine./5 Another research topic in the transition to a holistic model of medicine are emotions. The author proceeds carefully to define what vibrational medi- cine is. vibra- tional medicine views the body as a complex. and how they impact on human health. vibrational medicine re- fers to an evolving viewpoint of health and illness that takes into account all the many forms and frequencies of vibrating energy that contribute to the 'multidimensional' human en- ergy system. combined with ancient mystical ob- servations of the body's unique life-energy systems that are critical / but less well understood aspects of human func- tioning. /3-4 Modern physics tells us that the only difference between these forms of energy is that each oscillates at a different fre- quency or rate of vibration. Gerber notes in a synopsis en- titled ‘Major Differences Between Conventional Medicine’s and Vibrational Medicine’s Worldviews’ (p.’ 255 . Hence.
in a few sentences. it was virtually studying death. They had discov- ered laws describing the motion of bodies in space and their momentum. that the human body was probably a machine as well. then. I have never found this elsewhere in this condensed form: The concept of the body as a complex energetic system is part of a new scientific worldview gradually gaining accep- tance in the eyes of modern medicine. In this old worldview. The old worldview is based upon Newtonian physics. instead of life. yet prevail- ing. the heart is merely a mechanical pump. 256 . or so-called billiard-ball mechanics. view of the human body is still based upon an anti- quated model of human functioning that sees the body as a sophisticated machine. somewhat like a great clock. and why it’s superseded. scientists thought they had figured out all the really important laws of the universe./7 Traditional medicine in the West was vivisectionist in that it had to kill an organism before it would inquire in its functionality. mind. the kidney a filter of blood. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS ‣ Vibrational Medicine Model: ‘Emotions and spirit can influ- ence illness via energetic and neurohormonal connections among body. and the muscles and skeleton a mechanical framework of pulleys and levers. and spirit. The Newtonian scientists viewed the universe itself as a gi- gantic machine. It followed.’ I would like to mention also how brilliantly. Many scientists in Newton’s day actually thought that all the great discoveries of science had already been made and that little work was left to be done in the field of scientific exploration. In the days of Sir Isaac Newton. Dr. The older. as well as their actions at rest and in motion. Gerber describes the outdated mechanistic model.
BOOK REVIEWS for gaining information about life. But he ends up with different energies. Instead of seeing that different traditions named this one and only energy differently. Newtonian model of medicine lacks an ap- preciation of the seemingly intangible things such as emo- tion. four. a chemical energy. such as sound appears in different octaves. While early European physicians could analyze the human body only in terms of dissection of organs at the time of autopsy. an electrical energy./7 The old–world. a whole array of energies flowing through the human body. and the energy and life force of soul and spirit. Gerber speaks of spiritual energy. the Chinese ch’i./9 Dr. Of course. one cosmic life force—and that really estranges me. absolutized by the Church. virtually annihilated any- thing even remotely systemic and organic in the observa- tion of nature. appears in different vibrational octaves. What is this spiri- tual energy? Gerber very carefully discusses the various points of reference. This biased sci- entific approach was introduced by Aristotle’s reductionism that. there are dif- ferent energies. a ch’i energy. and not just one vital en- ergy. and a prana energy. consciousness. including the Eastern tradition. today's medical researchers have the tools to study our physical makeup at the cellular and molecular levels. early discovered by Paracel- sus. which could logically not result in a functional medical system. and the 257 . this one energy. to be precise. But for Gerber.
I am not here to clarify any confusion that Ger- ber’s terminology might create. 258 . The future will show what is right or wrong here.’ Well. divine. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Indians prana. and I am not here to judge. he sets forth that ch’i was the ‘acupuncture energy’ and prana the ‘chakra energy. and not a whole array of those energies. Let us just note the fact that this otherwise very careful re- searcher and medical doctor came up with a view that ob- viously contradicts perennial science as the latter always spoke of one single spiritual. or creator energy.
and teacher. M. is an internationally re- nowned writer. He is an authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. Shifting Frequen- cies. and The Lost Chord. incorporating this knowledge and energy into his teachings and healing mu- 259 . He has studied with masters of sound from both the scientific and spiritual traditions. musician. Jonathan is the author of Healing Sounds.A. BOOK REVIEWS Jonathan Goldman Books Reviewed Healing Sounds (2002) Healing Sounds DVD (2004) Tantra of Sound (2005) Jonathan Goldman..
the nation’s first telephone counseling service specifically offering home-bound clients structured counseling. Andi is the developer of Tele-Counsel. His award-winning recordings include Chakra Chants and The Lost Chord. Andi Goldman. L. They lecture and give workshops worldwide. and CEO of Spirit Mu- sic. and the wife and partner of Jonathan Goldman. specializing in holistic counseling and sound therapy. She has been an educator at international schools in Japan. Germany. in counseling psychology from Boulder Graduate School and is Codirector of the Sound Healers Association and Director of the Healing Sound Semi- nars. and Indonesia and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the world. Jonathan and Andi have dedicated their lives to the path of service. Jonathan is director of the Sound Heal- ers Association in Boulder. Colorado.. M.P. He teaches all over the world.A. sound healer. She holds an M.A. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS sic. is a licensed psycho- therapist. helping awaken and empower others with the ability of sound to heal and transform. She is a musician. —From: Tantra of Sound 260 . teacher.C. To- gether.
BOOK REVIEWS Healing Sounds The Power of Harmonics Rochester: Healing Arts Press. 2002 Originally published in 1992 Healing Sounds was really a discovery for me! It was through the DVD that I discovered Jonathan Goldman’s erudite approach to sound heal- ing. Instead of talk- ing generalities. The author 261 . I would prefer to comment some of the quotes I have taken from the book. The DVD triggered my interest to order Goldman’s two major books. I would like to say that this book is very readable because the author understands to explain quite uncommon things in a clear and easy-to-read diction that initiates the reader in a matter that has been blinded out from our consciousness since centuries. to know more about the theory. Before I do this. Let me be down-to-earth in this review. while I had seen the practice on the DVD.
This is why it is a good idea to learn more about sound and vibration. And I remember that every time when I was reading a few pages of the book. as it has been affirmed by many esoteric and scientific authors. the huge revolutionary shifts in human con- sciousness are indeed reflected by a raising energy vibra- tion on the cellular level. The author notes: 262 . there is a reason that the author gives. why should you study sound. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS skillfully weaves personal anecdotes in the narration. and that I find important./viii Presently. and I remember to have read a thick book written by the German composer Paul Hindemith about harmonics. To begin with. which makes the matter more lively and interesting to the novice reader—for let us not be delusional on the matter itself: it’s a highly dry and mathematical subject! I have in fact studied sound theory during my musical studies at university that I had engaged parallel to my law studies. He manages to provide the utmost necessary of technical information by imbed- ding it in a larger context of information so that the read never really gets tedious and boring. I was beginning to fall asleep! Not so with Goldman’s book. harmonics and sound healing? If you are not a healer. for sound is helping us adjust to the frequency shifts that are occurring on so many levels. in general. and if it’s not specifically for self- healing. He states: Sound plays a key role in these times.
the second harmonic vibrates three times as fast./25 The striking characteristic of harmonics is that they are affecting all vibrations that are in the immediate environ- ment./viii What are harmonics? They are mathematical extrapola- tions of vibration projected in sound. but sound that most of the time we do not consciously ‘hear’ but perceive as timbre. we understand that virtually anything can be accomplished through vibration. Sound can change molecular structure. It can create form. the fourth harmonic vibrates four times as fast and so on. The author explains: 263 . Everything is frequency. BOOK REVIEWS Everything is in a state of vibration. The same tone played on a piano sounds like ‘pi- ano’ because it has got different overtones than those cre- ated by the trumpet. For example. the special timbre of a trumpet is cre- ated by the harmonics of the sound coming out of the trumpet. The author explains: The first harmonic which occurs vibrates twice as fast as that first note. These most prominent overtones are called formants./16 Different instruments will all sound overtones. They are the area of the sound spectrum where the sound energy is most highly concentrated. Then. but specific overtones are most prominent in different instruments. the miraculous seems possible. and they affect most the ones that are mathemati- cally closest related to the one that is the triggering vibra- tion—and therefore are called ‘harmonics’ of it. We realize the potential of sonic energy.
The loin divides the distance from the ground to the nipples in the proportions of the Golden Section. but also of nature in general. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS These notes are not the same and yet they are interrelated. in accordance with ancient knowledge on the power of correct proportions. but lets the sage nod in agreement: The entire length of the body can be viewed as adhering to the Golden Section if we first divide the length of the body into the proportions of the Golden Section at the navel. ranging from electrons orbiting around atoms to the planets orbiting around the sun. sees and evaluates harmonics not only as an important ingredient of musical science. These proportions are then found at the nipple dividing the entire width of the human body if the arms are stretched out./16 Anything that vibrates creates harmonics. when the eyebrows divide the head. such as those found in the plant. They are harmonics of each other. you would also set into resonance all the other Cs on the piano. in- sect and animal kingdoms. If you were to strike that lowest C on the piano. when the elbow joint divides the entire arm. These proportions are found in many other aspects of the body: when the knee divides the entire leg. He wistfully explains what must baffle the uninitiated reader. These propor- tions of the major sixth (3:5) and minor sixth (5:8) can be found in other bodies. Since the universe is composed of nothing but vibrations./35 264 ./31 But the author. everything creates fundamental tones and harmonics.
the Indian Goddess of both music and sci- ence. science and music have not been sepa- rated as in the West. poet. The ancient mystery schools of Greece. for- tune teller./29 It is important to know that once science and sound were not separated as it is today but sound theory was part of the perennial science traditions. as for example the Hermetic tradition. for the modern reader it is probably not self- evident why sound can be used for healing. called ragas. orator. Tibet and Egypt had a vast understanding of the rela- tionship between music and healing. BOOK REVIEWS Now. government consultant. there are thousands of scales. writer. based upon vibration as the basic creative force in the Universe. where the art of music has been developed to the point of being a science. philosopher and teacher of the youth. the sage was mathematician in just the same way as he was musician and musical theorist. and also politi- cal theorist. life consultant and coach—all in one single per- son! Goldman studied one example of this ancient arche- type of the scholar and found it embodied in the Greek mathematician Pythagoras: 265 . /29 In different cultures. The author imbeds his explanations within a larger historical and cultural context: In India. The scale which arises from the harmonic series of the first four octaves is known as Raga Saraswati. It is named after Saraswati. astrologer. even when knowing the theory of harmonics. which are designed to have particular effects on the emotions. In Antiquity. India.
/30 To Pythagoras and his students. The upper end of the string was attached to absolute spirit. an instrument with a single string that stretched between the heavens and the earth. Recently. while the lower end was connected to absolute matter. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Pythagoras believed that the universe was an immense monochord. Through study of music as an exact science. the planets. scientists using advanced mathematical principles based upon the or- bital velocities of the planets have equated different sounds with different planets. demonstrating the harmonic relationship within the elements. Amazingly. The Greek master was said to have actually been able to hear the sounds of the planets as they vibrated in the heavens. and the con- stellations. the Music of the Spheres was more than a metaphor. He applied his law of harmonic intervals to all the phenomena of nature. The relationship between this movement of the heavenly bodies and sound has been hy- pothesized by scientists for centuries. they seem to be harmoni- 266 . one could become familiar with the as- pects of nature.
in the 1920s. Perhaps this ancient master had hearing which could perceive these astronomical movements as sound. Goldman elaborates: He believed that through understanding the connection be- tween music and mathematics. The first level. BOOK REVIEWS cally related. dealt more specifically with knowledge of numbers. The second level. learned to recognize and then apply the various musical proportions demonstrated to them through the use of the monochord. were taught the secret processes of psychic transmutation and of healing with sound and music. This ancient mystery school operated at three levels of initia- tion. he quotes the German scientist Hans Kayser who. as well as individual purification and mental self- control. the acoustici. the electi. The third and highest level of initiation. This enables the reader to follow up from the notes and research the matter more deeply./30 Pythagoras had a school on the island of Crotona where he taught his understandings of the mysteries of the universe. Before going on to the next level. For example./31 Goldman’s merit in this book is that he does not only refer to his own admittedly broad experience with sound healing. the mathematici. and in general on the effects of sound on the hu- man psyche and on emotions. as a professional sound healer. developed a theory of world harmonics. it would be possible to create 267 . but that he also quotes important scientific research done on healing with sound. it was necessary that the disciple be as clear in mind and body as possible for the responsibilities of the sacred information then received.
the whole number ratios of musical harmonics corresponds to an underlying framework existing in chemistry. which actually broadens and backs up his own theoretical foundation. looking for all the world like living breathing creating. Cymatics is the name which Dr. crystallography. Jenny’s experi- ments begin to undulate and move. Once they are exposed to sound waves. The name comes from the Greek kyma. a word which means wave. astronomy. these forms pulse and vibrate with the sounds that course through them. architec- ture. Cymatics is the study of wave-form phenomena. however. The relationship expressed in the periodic table of elements. they begin to take form./33 Another example of this excellent reference work of the author./33 According to Kayser. Once the sound is stopped. is Cymatics and its founder. Jenny gave to his work. but merely assume the features of life through the extraordi- nary power of sound. an understanding of the formation of matter. They are. pastes. Thus qualities (tonal sensations) could be derived from quantities (numbers) and quantities could be derived through qualities. these shapes cease and the inorganic creations resume their shape as formless blobs./36 268 . botany and the study of other natural sciences. the inanimate blobs of liquid. No longer shapeless blobs. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS an understanding of the relationship between tone and numbers. re- sembles the overtone structure in music. physics. and other materials in Dr. not alive. the Swiss scientist Hans Jenny. It is proof positive that sound has the ability of creating form. Slowly as the sound con- tinues to affect them. spectroanalysis.
/59 Another important body of knowledge on sound and vibration is native wisdom and the author has merit to mention the most basic facts in this context: The Aboriginal people utilize a form of harmonics in their sacred ceremonies that is not created from the voice but from 269 . probably through the use of huge powerful quartz crystals that act as energy transducers. there was a harmonic language. The author states: It is possible that harmonics can actually create an opening or a gateway between different realms of existence. and most probably. BOOK REVIEWS Jonathan Goldman also explains that harmonics is not just an intellectual or New Age fancy but has its roots in human evolution. from the information we gain from the old myths and sagas. we can speculate that we may enable time-travel through manipulating sound and frequencies. It was different from telepathy in that it used sound but it was similar to te- lepathy for the thoughts and information were sent on the sound wave and were received by the listener. This may be one of the ways by which dolphins communicate with each other. It utilized the concept of information being encoded on the pure tone frequencies of harmonics. /53 And looking in the future. transmitting three-dimensional holographic thought- forms of sound. This language al- lowed humankind to communicate with all the creations of nature. preceded verbal language: There are legends that before there was a spoken language of words.
When the Aboriginal people were cre- ated. a sort of interdimensional window. even professional. it was time for the Wandjina to depart./60 Another important branch of research done by the author is the famous one-voice overtone chanting of Ti- betan monks and Mongolian shamans. vibrat- 270 . Scientists formerly stated that it was impossible to produce a sound of less than 150 Hz with the human voice. The author relates his various meetings with overtone-singing Tibetan monks both in the USA and Tibet and references musicological and other research on this important subject that is still considered highly ‘esoteric’ in our own culture. it created a sonic field. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS an instrument. The author relates: Musicologists later determined that the bass note which the Gyuto monks chant is two octaves below middle C. They left these people the didjeridu as a gift. through which the Wandjina could travel to the Aborigines and vice-versa. The didjeridu is a hollowed-out tree limb which is blown into to produce a very low fundamental tone as well as very distinct overtones. They were a Dreamtime race and responsible for the creation of the various creatures and forms on the Earth. singer in the West. there was a race of supernatural be- ings called the Wandjina. But these monks prove the contrary. When the didjeridu sounded./60 The Aborigines believe that before the first Aboriginal peo- ple came to this planet. The sound is very similar to the One Voice Chord of the Tibetan monks. The Gyuto and other monks from Tibet namely chant a bass voice that is entirely unknown to any.
ing at an astounding 75.5 cycles per second. The deepest
range of an opera singer is closer to 150 cycles per second,
nearly twice as high as the extraordinary bass of these
In Tibetan tantric chanting the goal of the chanting is to in-
voke and then unite with a particular deity or being. The
monks literally become the gods and goddesses to whom
they are praying. It may be that the overtones which are
pronounced by the different Tantric Colleges are specific in-
vocations to particular entities./67
The major difference between the Tibetan chanting style and
Mongolian / overtone singing is that the Tibetans incorpo-
rate the use of sacred text in their chanting while the Mongo-
lians create wordless melodies with their harmonics./68-69
Before Buddhism became the religion of Tibet, the religion of
the country was an animistic shamanic practice known as
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Bon (a Tibetan word meaning to chant). Little information
exists about the exact nature of the Bon chanting techniques,
but there are indications that it was similar to chanting styles
used by Mongolian shamans in which open vowels were
used to create harmonics./69
Tibetan chanting employs mantric formulas which make up
their sacred texts. These are mantras which are fundamental
to their spiritual practices. Each sacred scripture is an invo-
cation to a specific deity or a collection of deities. The chant-
ers visualize these deities while creating a mandala, a circu-
lar cosmological painting which they inwardly visualize in
archetypal symbols. These mandalas may involve over 150
deities and entities, all in specific placement. This combina-
tion of vocalization and visualization allows the monks to
become the embodiment of the energies they are invoking.
Next, the author expands on the research of French
doctor Alfred Tomatis who was already twenty years ago
an authority on sound research and healing with sound.
The author relates:
Dr. Alfred Tomatis, an otolaryngologist from France who has
studied chanting throughout the world, believes that due to
the high altitude of Tibet it was necessary to chant in the ex-
tremely deep voice in order to create higher overtones./67
Alfred Tomatis … has been working with understanding the
functions of the human ear and the importance of listening
for forty-five years. He explains the three main functions of
the ear: (1) to assume balance (equilibrium, body tone and
integration of motor and sensory information); (2) to analyze
/ and decode movements from outside the body (cochlea)
and inside the body (vestibular) so that auditory-vocal con-
trol is established; and (3) to charge the brain. Tomatis be-
lieves that there are two kinds of sound: (1) sounds which
tire and fatigue the listeners, and (2) sounds which charge
the listener. In particular, Tomatis found that sounds which
contain high frequency harmonics, such as those found in
Gregorian chants, are extremely beneficial. It is these high
frequencies (around 8000 Hz) which are capable of charging
the central nervous system and the cortex of the brain./75
Dr Tomatis believes that one of the basic functions of the ear
is to pro-vide, through sound, both a charging of the cortex
of the brain and 90-95 per cent of the body’s total charge.
The chants of the Gregorians, according to Tomatis, contain
all the frequencies of the voice spectrum, roughly 70 cycles
per second up to 9000 cycles per second’. These are also the
frequencies found in the One Voice Chord of the Tibetan
monks, as well as in many of the hoomi or vocal harmonic
techniques discussed in this book./76
Tomatis himself manages with a small amount of sleep, less
than four hours a night. He attributes this to his listening to
sounds which are rich in high harmonics./76
The Tomatis Effect states that the voice can only create and
duplicate those sounds which the ear is able to hear. This
means that until you are able to hear various overtones, you
will not be able to create them in your voice. Further, as you
begin to hear the various aspects of the sound spectrum, not
only does your hearing change, but your voice as well.
Therefore, as we begin to listen actively and open our ears
up to harmonics, we are not only charging the cortex of the
brain and energizing ourselves, but we are also able to actu-
ally change the quality of our voice./77
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According to Dr Alfred Tomatis, nearly all the cranial nerves
lead to the ear. In particular, the ear is understood to be neu-
rologically involved with the optic and the oculomotor
nerves, and therefore is interrelated with the process of vi-
sion and movement. The ear is also related to the vagus, or
tenth cranial nerve. This nerve affects the larynx, the bron-
chi, the heart and the gastro-intestinal tract and thus our
voice, our breathing, our heart rate and our digestion are
affected by the ear. Is it any wonder then that on a purely
physiological level listening to the soothing music created by
the sacred sounds of vocal harmonics can and will help cre-
ate states of deep relaxation and meditation?/79
Goldman teaches conflict resolution effected through
empathic listening that is completely immersed in sound,
and distinguishes it from mere hearing. He points out that
the activity of active listening leads to deep understanding:
Listening is an active activity, as opposed to hearing which
may be understood as a passive activity. Listening involves
really using our ears as an organ of consciousness. Listening
involves really using our ears as an organ of consciousness.
When we hear, we do not discriminate between the sounds
around us. We may be unaware of them. This is why sitting
in silence / allows us to empower listening. There are many
levels of listening. The first level involves this enormous step
of going above the passiveness of hearing into the activeness
of actually listening and becoming aware of the multitude of
sounds that surround us. Through listening we can begin to
open up to sound. /81-82
That all life is coded in sound, we know from ancient
times, but it has been completely disregarded in modern
science until very recently. Now, based on this ancient un-
derstanding of the human body as a resonance emitter and
receiver, we can indeed develop from this insight a genu-
ine healing approach that Goldman traces out as a map-
ping of frequencies:
Every organ, bone, tissue and other part of the body has a
healthy resonant frequency. When that frequency alters, that
part of the body vibrates out of harmony and this is what is
termed disease. If it were possible to determine the correct
resonant frequency for a healthy organ and then project it
into that part which is diseased, the organ should return to
its normal frequency and a healing should occur./90
In this understanding of the human body as a creator
of sound and light, the pineal gland plays a very important
role as it has been seen by various researchers, such as
Manly P. Hall:
Research by scientists such as Robert Beck suggest that the
pineal is an organic device which is tuned towards magnetic
north to give both humans and animals their sense of direc-
tion. Other scientists believe that the pineal is a biolumines-
cent organ which has the ability to create light./106
I highly recommend the present book especially for
neophytes in sound theory and sound healing, as the
author understands to carefully introduce in the matter,
always alternating theory and practical advice or personal
experience so as to make the reading lively and interesting.
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Healing Sounds DVD
Principles of Sound Healing
DVD, 90 min.
Sacred Mysteries, 2004
It was through the Healing Sounds DVD that I heard about Jonathan
Goldman. Only afterwards I ordered his books Healing Sounds and
Tantra of Sound. From the start of watching this DVD I was captivated.
Goldman understands to present a highly complex and
rather mathematical matter in an easy style, without losing
depth. And he artfully has interwoven practice and theory,
as this DVD is not just a lecture but spends about half of
the time in pure practical advice. This production is good
for everyone who wants to learn the basics and even ad-
vanced techniques of sound healing. It is also an excellent
awareness-builder. Here is how the DVD is built and what
it contains over the one hour and a half of its really gener-
ous playing time.
Part I provides a general introductory lecture about the
principles and the healing properties of sound.
Here Goldman speaks to a small audience in an ele-
gant, intimate setting.
Part II is an interesting interlude about Cymatics and
the experiences of Dr. Hans Jenny in the 1970s that Gold-
man further references in his book Healing Sounds. Gold-
man shows how with Cymatics it was proved that sound
creates patterns, very specific and beautiful patterns, and
that the form and size of the patterns depends on the fre-
quency of the sound.
Part III is an interesting experiment with creating a
sound that matches the group oversoul of the audience.
Jonathan Goldman creates an overtone sound, using
overtone singing, a technique used, inter alia, by Tibetan
monks, in order to project light into the luminous bodies of
all people present in the audience, and the house where he
gave his presentation.
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Part IV is a practical demonstration of Jonathan Gold-
man applying a healing treatment to a person by using vo-
cal intonations and sound created by a Tibetan bowl.
Part V is an overview of recordings by Jonathan Gold-
man that he has realized using his expertise in overtone
singing and projecting intent into sound for various pur-
I highly recommend this DVD for everyone, profes-
sionals or lay people, interested in sound healing, not only
as a practitioner, but also for personal awareness building
on the importance and omnipresence of sound in our life.
34 minutes of playing time. and I did not find one single typo. it is noteworthy that this volume has been authored by both Jonathan Goldman and his wife Andi Goldman. this present book ap- pears to be edited in a more professional way. and com- pared to Goldman’s earlier book Healing Sounds. I found several. The choice of headers and font. 2005 Tantra of Sound was really a discovery for me! On first sight. and in fact. BOOK REVIEWS Tantra of Sound How to Enhance Intimacy With Andi Goldman Charlottesville. it’s from a different publisher. the first and last being Introduc- tion and Conclusion and all the others being vocal intona- tions. 279 . all is perfect in the present publication. And this present volume has one big advantage: it comes with an Audio CD that contains 20 tracks over 60. In addition. VA: Hampton Roads Publishing. while in Healing Sounds. and this for good reason.
/9 280 . In Tibetan Buddhism. I am myself in the moment without a partner. But not only for this purpose. In fact. I can whole-heartedly recommend this book. uniting the divine forces as one within you. and even to love and sexual union. tantra is normally practiced alone. Tradition- ally. in order to stimu- late and broaden the pleasure and joy of love within the couple—really an extraordinary gift item after all. and this fact did not reduce my interest in the book. a tantric practitioner’s meditations incorporate the visu- alizations of male and female deities. As the authors state themselves: It is not necessary to have a partner in order to experience tantra. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS The book’s main intent to to apply sound to relation- ship.
magical formulas. Thus tantra is often translated as ‘con- tinuum’ or ‘unbroken stream’ and indicates a flow of con- sciousness from ignorance to enlightenment. In a few short state- ments. rule. /Id. because it’s an im- portant matter. stratagem. Other words used to describe tantra are: leading principle. chief part. Let me go into more detail here. authority. and medi- cine. The etymology of tantra points to the combination of two words. As in other sacred languages such as Hebrew or Ti- betan. science. system. expedient. framework. tattva and mantra. essential part. means. what is of high interest in this present book is the research that the authors have done on Tantra. theory. This may be to distinguish it from Western concepts. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. a research that pretty much unveiled most of what is writ- ten on the Internet about Tantra as folklore and imagina- tion. doctrine. there is frequently no one single meaning that can be applied in translation. The word also translates as ‘web’ or ‘warp’ and encompasses all that is. and what it is not about: Tantra is Sanskrit. while mantra refers to the science of mystic sound and vibrations. Tattva is the science of cosmic principles. /4 Tantra represents the interconnecting energies between all things in this and other planes of existence. mystic works. tan- tra is sometimes referred to as Secret Mantra. order. BOOK REVIEWS To begin with. model. A definition of Secret 281 . and let the authors speak for they have put the right words on the right things. scientific work. and this gives you the framework of what this book is about. the ancient language of the Hindu tradi- tion. rule. they basically say it all.
It is balanced and harmonious. and spirit. mind. to summarize. This relationship is not controlling nor is it in competition with the participants in- volved. This book does not contain sexual advice. if you want to buy this book for strictly enhancing your sex life. This is done in order to enhance and energize our physical. Hindu and Tibetan Bud- dhist tantra both stress the power of sound. you better buy any other book on the matter. Sound. When these energies are embodied. Thus the function of Secret Mantra is to enable us through the use of sound to progress swiftly through the stages of the spiritual path by protecting our mind against ordinary conceptions. and spiritual essences. The model we present in Tantra of Sound is one that is bal- anced and aligned with the harmonious integration of the masculine and feminine energies within each person. ‘mantra’ means ‘protection for the mind’ and often utilizes sacred sound to provide this. emotional. mental. on your emo- 282 ./Id./5 Indeed./6 So. On the other hand. tantric practitioners are able to harmonize themselves in body. one of the highest levels of tantric practice involves resonating and harmonizing oneself with the sound. and expect it to contain explicit sexual advice. the exercises are varied enough and thorough enough to impact. It is cooperative and compassionate. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Mantra from the Tibetan Buddhist standpoint is as follows: ‘Secret’ indicates that these methods should be practiced privately. if you do them correctly. they create an egalitarian rela- tionship with the self and others. in fact is the basis of much tantra—through working with advanced sound techniques.
This is the left-hand path of tantra. instead of speaking of sex. like their Tibetan Buddhist counter- parts. This union of the male/female energy—the Shiva-Shakti current —is metaphoric ritualistic. And I personally think that this is the right approach. and that of your partner. 283 . you may experience a stronger fusion and perhaps also a stronger sexual response. as it is holistic. I will thus not quote from these chapters that cover 20 pages of the book. so much the more as this information was secret for hun- dreds of years. and meditational. focusing. in actuality. It is only a spe- cific variation of Hindu tantra that actually works with physical sex between partners. on the symbolic union of male/female energy. known as Vamacara./9 I will not discuss the holy mantras that the authors very thoroughly present both in verbal explanation and as vocal intonations because this may be considered by the authors as core material and therefore might be considered as more tightly restricted by copyright. many true Hindu tantric practitioners are celibate. The authors explain and frame their approach very well: It is from the Hindu tradition that sex as a physical activity has come into our awareness as being synonymous with tan- tra. Yet. BOOK REVIEWS tional body. But the book is not written with an intent that focuses on the sexual union. but is much broader in perspective and rather speaks of love. I would say that chances are higher for this to happen than not to happen. and by so doing. which has become the focus of much Western awareness of tantra.
These energy bodies make up what is called the ‘aura’. and I find 284 . China. and thus only one of the seven bodies we possess as humans. and Tibet. I found that most authors. For the couple. I myself found the authors’ explanation of the chakras. Egypt. and of the brain waves particularly useful. The understanding of our bodies as being composed of different. with this voluntary restriction. Indeed. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Suffices thus to mention that the book elaborates in its Chapter 6 the ‘Sacred Vowels’ and in its Chapter 7 the ‘Bija Mantras’ and that the CD contains vocal intonations of these mantras. when they speak about the aura only want to mention the etheric body. which may be very powerful.’ Now. It is a word usually defined as a multidimensional energy field made up of the emanations of each of the subtle bodies. They write regarding the subtle bodies: Knowledge of these subtle bodies first manifested thousands of years ago in the ancient mystery schools of India./22-23 In my research on the human energy field I found a stringent incongruence of terminology in this respect. Chapter 10 is of par- ticular interest as it discusses and explains ‘Sounding the Bijas with a Partner. For what rea- son other than for that have they been kept secret for so long? It’s because they are powerful and therefore should be used responsibly. let me shortly mention here what I myself found particularly useful in the book. a word meaning atmosphere or light. while it may be a byproduct of the author’s re- search. in fact. interfacing energetic fields is one of the core concepts of the / esoteric traditions found through- out the world.
285 . BOOK REVIEWS the authors’ very encompassing notion of aura compre- hensive and elucidating.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Alexander Lowen Books Reviewed Pleasure: A Creative Approach to Life (1970/2004) The Language of the Body (1958/2003) Alexander Lowen. Prescott and other researchers on the 286 . Narcissism is perhaps the most well-known book by Lowen. the other two books are lesser known but deserve a review because they are very daring. He published twelve books on bioenergetic healing. Depression and the Body (1992). as it is ‘in transformation’ to- ward a more pleasure-friendly approach. and Your Heart (2004). but that’s precisely the reason I do not review it here. and very important for our society. The Language of the Body (2006). and Narcis- sism: Denial of the True Self (1983). In my view. Love. M. which is—ac- cording to James W. (1910–2008) practiced psycho- therapy for more than five decades. including Love and Orgasm (1965). Sex.D.
and wrote me answers to all my questions. he wrote me this: ‘That’s certainly a noble idea but keep in mind that every school can only be as good as the educators who run it. putting an end to my law career after finalizing my doc- torate in international law in Geneva. and worldwide. and even in abundance. I wrote to Dr. the right educators to run and direct this school could not be found—while all the money had been there. and regarding this par- ticular project. as Lowen said. BOOK REVIEWS roots of violence—the conditio sine qua non for a reduction of violence in our society. and within the Krishnamurti circle in which I participated. Lowen 287 . Lowen in New York and asked for advice. I intended to establish an educational project. I saw that things went wrong precisely be- cause of this simple fact. He replied. It dampened a little my excitement. In 1985. a project that failed because.’ This was very good advice. We were namely busy with set- ting up a Krishnamurti School in Switzerland.
Dust. and root us in a true and non-narcissistic identity that is based upon func- tional biogenic vibration. 288 . because it is a bridge to our inner god and connects us and grounds us back to the Mother Goddess. autonomy and self-reliance. Serpent and Eternal Female in us. as a true form of religion. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS was one of those precious elders who really are our cul- tural grandfathers in that they preserved a wisdom tradi- tion of old that knows about the value of sensuality. Earth. and the important implications of guarding the holy custom of sexual intercourse in its purest of all traditions. if not para- noia in our times of turmoil and change. Lowen’s late book Fear of Life (2003) is an important contribution to fighting the cultural neurosis.
Hence. and for both mental and physical health and wellbeing. Lowen. Alexander Lowen (1910-2008) explains why pleasure is of the utmost importance for a sane and bal- anced life. and of political life. BOOK REVIEWS Pleasure A Creative Approach to Life Alachua. Fl: Bioenergetic Press. The con- trol of the state has risen about everywhere in the world. the books of the late Dr. Wil- 289 . the principles of pleasure and self-regulation have largely been abandoned and replaced with a sort of compulsive morality or moralism that interpenetrates today all of life. 1970/2004 In Pleasure: A Creative Approach to Life. We are living in another era than Dr.
virtually around the globe. and the like. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS helm Reich and Dr. At the same time. away from nature and toward more and more structural violence and state control. especially in the modern world. together with the prohibi- tion of psychedelic substances mark a turn in the wrong direction. as the rise of fascism is clearly to be noted everywhere. the denial of intergenerational love. the de- nial of the body. they try hard to make us believe that total consumption without reflec- tion is the ‘ideal way of life’—while about everywhere in the world there is conflict. with their negativistic view of the human being. Alexander Lowen are the reminders today for us that the social policies in place. The media do a large part of the social brainwashing of the consumer into believing governments and corporations were more important than the human body. for they are wearing paranoid glasses! 290 . the body’s needs. their tendency to declare as crime more and more of natural behavior and to sharply control the population. Wilhelm Reich’s predictions were harmless against what is really going on today. the denial of border- expanding psychic experiences and a growing general fear- complex that Lowen called ‘fear of life’ make that people. poverty and misery. The truth is that paranoid leaders can only see a paranoid world. have become rudely judg- mental overall when only certain forms of love are con- cerned or mind opening and deconditioning drugs. the denial of pleasure.
adults or children. so that people stop thinking because of the fear barrier—which is. The corporate world has little interest in consumers being self-contained and having their natural pleasures. who are content and satisfied with their sensual and sexual lives are bad consumers! This is the reason why multinational corporations al- ways agree when governments apply ‘get tough’ policies. there is a strong turndown of pleasure to be seen and felt throughout and all about. Pleasure is condemned when it is not linked to con- suming products. BOOK REVIEWS Lowen shows in the present book and actually in all his books that the pleasure principle really is fundamental for human sanity and at the same time. People. In all our modern policymaking. the 291 . while it is mass hysteria. raise punishments and criminal fines and instill in the consumer populace still more fear of life. for world peace. raise state control over the citizen. this is of course much more an impact of the corporate world than it is the will or policy of any of our political leaders.
a must-read for an intellectual to- day. All this is today relegated to a few ‘naturalist’ fanatics who hold tight against the monition that we are sooner or later going to end up with total and global fascism. what’s going wrong and why is it going wrong? It is an important book for any citi- zen who dares to ask the question: —Why. do our governments seem to suspect us being criminal virtually from birth? Why do they criminal- ize more and more behaviors that over the whole course of 292 . to think about parallel institutions to the traditional family and to care for the body and its beauty and health. tell me. a time when there was relatively more free- dom for the individual for experimenting with the limits and the borderlines. you really feel it is written in another epoch. It is for that reason a very important book. and for anybody who wants to have a real look at our social problems and who asks. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS ideal soil for implementing total consumption without re- flection! When you read this book. to look over the fence using psychedelics.
BOOK REVIEWS human evolution were considered as social and natural? Why are they building every year larger prisons and even prison camps that can hold millions of people? The etiology of fascism was well analyzed by Wilhelm Reich. Lowen. he was persecuted. It is also well structured and rea- soned through. Lowen’s diction is comfortable to read. when he was asked why he thought Wilhelm Reich had such a bad fate. if it was only for that reason. The present book is more positive in nature. slandered and finally ended up in jail and died there. he was a really posi- tive person and the present book is written in this positive and happy tone. This being said. Lowen continued Reich’s research very dili- gently and never faced any problems of the kind Reich was facing. and for that reason. used to reply: —Wilhelm Reich had many personal problems … Hence. I would like to first just list the titles of the 11 chapters of the book for this gives already an excel- lent insight into what can be expected from this master- 293 . Indeed. It is well-known that Dr. but writes in a tone that every intelligent reader can understand. he was critical as to Reich’s assumption that only because he had been a maverick researcher. he doesn’t bombard the reader with medical vocabulary of any kind. it is easy to read. and even for those who may never have heard of bioenergetics. Lowen and Reich have that in common that both were not only great scientists and doctors but also good writers. Lowen was a different character.
This moral- 294 . and for the dead simple reason that power is so much abused. In truth. Every sexual abuse is a form of power abuse. the betrayal of the citi- zen that brings about such power. that was. Shame and Depression • Chapter 10: The Roots of Pleasure • Chapter 11: A Creative Approach to Life The notion of power is flawed in our society. but who are those big ‘perpetrators’ who most abuse of their powers? We all know the answer. Beauty and Grace • Chapter 7: Self-Awareness and Self-Assertion • Chapter 8: The Emotional Responses • Chapter 9: Guilt. a happy life throughout. not to the prohibitions of pleasure. what has been called ‘worldly power’ is in- deed often abusive. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS piece written by a bioenergetic healer and also a great mas- ter of his personal life. all abuse is but power abuse. it is a morality that is non-compulsive and natural. but the truly moral person knows that it is but decadence and corruption. • Chapter 1: The Psychology of Pleasure • Chapter 2: The Pleasure of Being Fully Alive • Chapter 3: The Biology of Pleasure • Chapter 4: Power Versus Pleasure • Chapter 5: The Ego: Self-Expression Versus Egotism • Chapter 6: Truth. as he said shortly before he died a centenary. Genuine morality is linked to pleasure.
The ego was never intended to be the master of the body. as opposed to the ego. ready to ac- cept the devil’s inducements. and his creative potential is lost. If the bodily pleasure of an individual is destroyed. like Dr. In other words. it’s as simple as that. Lowen writes: We must realize that we are all. and they are not filling the cash registers of gadget stores because they have their satisfaction from 295 . not power. but its loyal and obedient servant. His thinking becomes distorted. As long as pleasure is really shared. and it is foremost in pleasure. they do not believe in conspiracies. the abusive power mechanism is de- feated through pleasure and shared pleasure. Indeed. he becomes an angry. there cannot be a power problem. He develops self- destructive attitudes. the real power is the life force that streams through our bodies and minds. it must rest on the experience of pleasure. frustrated and hateful person. Pleasure is the creative force in life. / Bodily pleasure is the source from which all our good feelings and good thinking stems. It is the only force strong enough to oppose the potential destruc- tiveness of power. But if love is to be more than a word. but in a space beyond the ego. The domination of the personality by the ego is a diabolical perversion of the nature of man. they are not blindly obedient. Many people believe that this role belongs to love. Faust. desires pleasure. BOOK REVIEWS ity is not rooted in the personal ego. Body-conscious people are no good fol- lowers. The body. /2-3 The truth is that our leaders consciously lead us astray so as to control us. The devil is in each one of us in the form of an ego that promises the fulfillment of desire on condition that we become subservient to its striving to dominate.
to follow the intelligence of their bodies and their emotions. This is why we are worldwide in this mess today because controlling life doesn’t bring about peaceful togetherness nor is it in any way intelligent behavior. the world would quickly become a better place. that is. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS body pleasure. we 296 . Hence Lowen’s idea that honoring the body is the beginning of real wisdom is true. But for this to happen. relationships and behavior fails at all ends. The patriarchal worldview with its credo to control life. Nature has instituted self-regulation as a foremost regu- latory pattern—if only humans were ready to follow na- ture. not ersatz pleasure. If we did this. for it is shielding us from the corruption and betrayal we are facing daily in our neofascist world of global consum- erism that feeds at maximum one billion of the seven bil- lion people now on the globe. collectively. letting the others starve in misery and die in poverty.
I had to think of Pablo Picasso when reading this as he was certainly one of the most creative persons who ever lived. it starves us through all the millions of images it projects in our media. as we./7 When we understand that. have lost that continuum. However. It is widely recognized that in their games and play children manifest the creative impulse at work in the human person- ality. most children’s inner reality is intact. The ease with which a child can pretend or make believe indicates that his world is largely an inner one con- taining a rich store of feelings upon which he can draw. our culture has by and large replaced inner life with outer consumption. but also a peaceful man. Be- cause he is relatively free from responsibilities and pressures. his imagination can transform his surroundings into a fairy world that offers unlimited opportunities for creative self- expression and pleasure. we see that we are collec- tively mad in a consumer society. this may bring us back 297 . Often a high degree of imagination is involved in these activities. as a civili- zation. that basic trust in nature. BOOK REVIEWS need to rebuild the lost trust with nature. Lowen reminds us of children and their play as a strik- ing example how the creative impulse works in the human being. as when one’s mind is full of images that are not coming from one’s inner reality. their fan- tasy is unbroken and it is from this inner life that true hap- piness results. one has lost that inner life. Lowen states: The denial of inner reality is a form of mental illness. a lover. /6 Indeed.
Lowen writes: Another simple truth that should be self-evident is that an individual’s personality is expressed through his body as much as through his mind. the splitting off of deduc- tive and inductive logic. /19 When I talk about the ‘schizoid split’. A person cannot be divided into a mind and a body. As long as humans are split apart in ‘minds’ and ‘bodies’ and have lost their whole- ness. Pleasure and creativity are dialectically related. they are then living with a starved body and starved emotions. Here is how this can be explained in bioenergetic terms: 298 . Without a creative atti- tude to life. there will be no pleasure. Without pleasure. from the body toward the mind. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS to focus inside again and on our own body and its needs. the child thinks inductively. /21 And here is the problem. from the mind toward the body. that is. as the point of departure for developing our intrinsic crea- tiveness. all studies of personal- ity have concentrated on the mind to the relative neglect of the body. This is why then. This dialectic stems from the fact that both are positive aspects of life. I mean the split between the mind and the body. or the left and right brain hemispheres. and their emo- tional balance is out of order. An alive person is sensitive and creative. or in other words. While most adults think deduc- tively. Despite this truth. there can be no creativity. their feeling level doesn’t work. these peo- ple become more and more violent.
The motility of the whole body is re- duced when breathing is restricted. Indirectly it provides the energy for a sexual discharge. Both of these functions are disturbed in every person who has an emotional conflict by chronic muscular tensions that are the physical counterpart of the psychological conflicts. /28 299 . An or- ganism feels only that which moves within the body. a respiration that in- volves the whole body. when an arm is immobilized for a time. Since the metabolic processes provide the energy for all living functions. To release these muscular tensions one must feel them as a limi- tation of self-expression. The depth of respiration directly determines the quality of the sexual discharge. and one loses an awareness of the tension. When a muscular tension becomes chronic. they cannot be resolved until the tensions are released. The heat of pas- sion is one aspect of the metabolic fires. For example. And most people are not even aware of that. BOOK REVIEWS The two functions that are most important in this regard are breathing and movement. leads to an orgasm that includes the whole body. too. Through these muscular tensions conflicts become structured in the body. /22 Breathing cannot be dissociated from sexuality. it is removed from con- sciousness. /22 Feeling is determined by breathing and movement. To recapture the feeling its motil- ity must be restored. of which oxygen is an important element. it becomes numb and without feeling. Unitary or total breathing. Just as strong emotions stimulate and deepen one’s breathing. Thus. the stimulation and deepening of respiration can evoke strong emotions. This principle works in reverse. holding the breath is the most effective way of cutting feeling. It is not enough to be aware of their pain. the strength of the sexual drive is ultimately determined by these processes. When this happens.
both psychosomatic disease and psychopathological behavior will set in. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Hence. /34 It may seem surprising that spontaneity and self-control are. which is the attribute of a person who is in touch with his feelings and in command of his movements. free thinking. This is why the contact with the body and natu- ral pleasure is important. He has self-control because he can choose how to express himself. whose behavior is a reaction to his tensions. He dif- fers thereby from the controlled individual. and emotional vibrancy. it restricts freedom. The natural state is described by Lowen in these terms: A healthy personality is a vibrant personality. In a similar way. like the hum of a smooth running automobile. When the motor in an automobile goes dead. the compulsive personality. In the state of health the body’s vibrations are relatively fine and steady. Self-control implies self-possession. let me continue my reasoning on the patriarchal quest of ‘controlling life. and fear restricts all bodily move- ments. A healthy body is a pulsating and vibrant body. whose behavior is dictated by his tensions.’ Now. it can be said that individuals whose bodies do not vibrate are emotionally dead. It is a common experience in bioenergetic 300 . both facets of natural motility. and from the impulsive individual.’ Con- trol brings about fear. despite their seeming contradiction. unable to fully breathe. for it literally prevents violence as a ‘negative pleasure function. since his motility is not limited or constricted by chronic muscular tensions. we sense it by the absence of vibra- tion. when the emotional flow is disturbed because the body is armored and stiff.
it does not change from inertness to responsiveness. shine with joy. A living organism has the inherent capacity to hold and increase its level of excitation. /50 Lumination is also an aspect of excitation in living organ- isms. /40 Hence. It has been observed and commented on by many writers. without harming others. in- cluding Paracelsus. 301 . and glow with ecstasy. when we fol- low nature. like a machine when its motor is started or the current is turned on. This is how building trust in life enhances this natural self-control and restores pleasure and happiness. BOOK REVIEWS therapy that the freer a person becomes in his movements. He explains: The secret of pleasure is hidden in the phenomenon of exci- tation. inherent in nature is self-control. which explains why youth is closer to pleasure than old age. and Reich. a decrease to boredom and depression. it’s because young people have a greater capacity of excitement. Furthermore. The lumination of the human body is surrounded by a ‘force field’ which has been described as an aura or atmosphere. an increase of excitation leads to pleasure. Kilner. There is a continuous ex- citation in the living organism which increases or decreases in response to stimuli proceeding from the environment. My associate. we do not need outside control. Broadly speaking. We light up with pleasure. Mesmer. the more self-control he gains. Lowen explains that there is also a rela- tionship between pleasure and growth. we do not need compulsive morality and endless ‘sex laws’ to behave socially. /Id.
This field or aura can be seen by the naked eye under certain conditions. When the body goes into involuntary vibratory movements as a result of deeper respiration and more feeling. the width of the field extends farther. that is. it appears and disappears at an average rate of fifteen to twenty-five times per minute under normal conditions. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Dr. and its color be- comes brighter. has made a special study of this phe- nomenon for the past fifteen years. /51 The field also pulsates. like the color of the field. is related to the degree of excitation in the body. John C. the rate of pulsation may reach forty or fifty per minute: at the same time. It is shown in early Renaissance paintings as a glow about the heads of saints. Pierrakos. /51 302 . The rate of pulsation.
through domestication and acquisitiveness. Pleasure stems from the free flow of feeling or energy within the body and between the body and the environment. BOOK REVIEWS Free emotional flow is a bioenergetic fact and can thus be explained by greater motility and vibrancy of the luminous energy field. Since the values of a mass society are success and power. from dialogue to monologue—with the re- sult that our vibrancy declines. our luminous energy field will be strong and vibrant. /73 Power is antithetical to pleasure. At the same time it is very impor- tant to be accepted by the crowd. It bears the same relation- ship to pleasure that the ego does to the body. He no longer thinks of himself as a person apart from the crowd. What is worse is that these values infiltrate his home life. But as our society tries to direct us away from our bodies. which means we are in a state of good health and our body provides excellent immunitary re- sponse. when we follow nature and honor our body and our desires. Power develops through the damming and control of energy. as it were. through ‘settling down’ in and switch- ing. His behavior is oriented away from pleasure and toward prestige. the person who accepts them becomes a mass individual and loses his true individuality. we live in our egos and are focused upon satisfying the needs of those blown-up egos. who must measure up by being both acceptable and out- standing. They become the criteria by which he judges his children. Hence. he becomes a status-seeker and a social climber. This describes 303 . since his primary interest is to rise above the crowd. He abandons the discrimi- nating attitude of the true individual in favor of conformity.
Power develops from control and oper- ates through control. which is the easiest way to exercise power. /82 Parents use power to control their children because they were similarly controlled when they were young. /84 I haven’t discussed the whole of the book here as that would go beyond the limits of a review.’ we wouldn’t be able to look be- hind the veil of our cultural distortions and we wouldn’t understand why as a society we are hyper-violent and be- come more violent with each and every year. 304 . The exercise of power seems to restore. Having been the objects of power. One thing is cer- tain. It is that we turn down pleasure that we bring about violence. It has no other mode of operation. which is the way nature itself ‘thinks. in their minds the idea that they are individuals who have a right to make demands and express them. they are now determined to exer- cise power even over their children. and for no other reason. without the bioenergetic way of thinking. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS the basic distinction between the pleasure individual and the power individual.
for those who are interested in learning the me- chanics of bioenergetic thinking. the book I discussed earlier. This present book is way more theoretical. BOOK REVIEWS The Language of the Body Physical Dynamics and Character Structure How the Body Reveals Personality Alachua. However. PhD. this early work of a master healer is a must-read. I admit it is also much more diffi- cult to read. As Harris Friedman. 305 . writes in the Introduction: For anyone wanting an in-depth exposure to the theoretical underpinnings of bioenergetic analysis as a whole system. Fl: Bioenergetic Press 1958/2003 It is noteworthy to see that Lowen wrote The Language of the Body before Pleasure: A Creative Approach to Life.
as in my former review. I will as well shortly out- line the content headers of the chapters. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS this is the book that I would unwaveringly recommend as a starting place. ‣ PART ONE • Development of Analytic Techniques • Somatic Aspect of Ego Psychology ‣ The Pleasure Principle ‣ The Reality Principle ‣ The Bioenergetic Concept of the Instincts ‣ Bioenergetic Principles in Analytic Therapy ‣ Character Analysis ‣ Character Formation and Structure ‣ PART TWO • The Oral Character • The Masochistic Character – 1 • The Masochistic Character – 2 306 . Yet there is a difference between reading Reich’s first attempts to build a characterological analysis. Here. for they let us very clearly see the broad scope and the very systematic ap- proach to the topic. I have read Reich’s ‘Character Analysis’ already back in the 1970s. and this work of one of his best disciples who has worked that early draft out into a mature methodology.
‘The Bioenergetic Concept of the In- stincts. but because most lay readers couldn’t see the linking points between the different quotes. It is for this reason that I have chosen to discuss here only PART ONE.’ This is of particular interest as Lowen draws a line to Freudian psychoanalysis that is very important to ob- serve. To begin with. because of the conceptual barrier. be- cause this would be quite impossible to achieve. BOOK REVIEWS • The Hysterical Character – 1 • The Hysterical Character – 2 • The Phallic-Narcissistic Character • The Passive-Feminine Character • The Schizophrenic Character • The Schizoid Character It may go without saying that I will not be able to dis- cuss the present book in the same depth as the former. not only because I am not myself a trained psychiatrist. Point 5. Lowen explains: 307 .
This is how we can cognize the energy nature of our emotions and find ways to regulate them sanely. that is. etc. It is a fallacy that Freud used the notion of ‘instinct’. The other is related to the function of energy discharge. Now. Only bioenergetic thinking made it possible that what Freud wanted to express really became cogniza- ble. the foremost expression of which is the sexual discharge and reproduction./62 Hence. One is related to the function of charge. This metabolism also conveys that life is essentially a vibration or oscillation where the con- stant balance of charge and discharge creates a waving ‘band’ on an oscillator. while he defined it differently. respiration. without blocking them or replacing one emo- tion by another because we find the latter ‘more accept- able’ than the former. whether they fulfill the function of energy charge or discharge. it is charge and discharge. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS The impulse itself is an energy movement from the center of the organism to the surface where it affects the relationships of the organism to the external world. All activi- ties can be classified according to this simple criterion. We are here confronting a simple dualism that marks all life functions. what Freud and early psychoanalysis called ‘the instincts’ must not be confounded with the zoological definition of the natural ‘instinct’ in animals. sexual excitement. an energy me- tabolism in the cell plasma. such as taking in food. to come back at how Freud 308 . This movement of energy from center to periphery has two purposes or ends.
is the channel in which the force moves. it is also structural. Lowen bluntly states: In … eros. Originally the concept of libido was restricted to the energy of the sexual instincts directed toward an object. This in no way disproves its original character as an energy or force. erós is the striving up of man toward the divine. Freud de- clared later that the libido could be withdrawn and turned inward as narcissism. Freud recognized the libido of the sexual instincts. is controversial./67 It seems that popular thinking goes along the same lines of oversimplifying the concept of erós that originally meant to be ‘divine love’ in all religions. Lowen explains in detail in this chapter that the fact that man walks upright and has thus a ‘vertical’ structure. agapé is the divine responding to man in bestowing love upon man. In other words. as we defined it. This vertical direction or orientation of man is not just figurative. One cannot agree with Freud when he equates eros with the sexual instinct. BOOK REVIEWS saw the ‘instincts’ and how he related the sex drive to them. 309 . The other. One is a force.
I do not. The lion who kills for food is aggressive. while the animal can also control its movements. this is what we call consciousness. Freud assumed the ‘presence of a sadistic component in the sexual instinct’. In sadism. it is as if one said ‘life equals life plus death’. By the same liberating movement of seeing life as an energy function. the destruction only makes possible the pleasure which is de- rived from the satisfaction of the hunger need. the pleasure is derived from the act of destruction per se. it is not a part of it. it cannot cognize such control. which man does. however. Lowen comes to deny Freud’s idea of a ‘death instinct’—and this is significant because Lowen here fully corroborates Reich’s earlier criticism of Freud’s myth of a death instinct. It cannot be designed as a ten- dency or instinct. accept the connotation of sadism as appropriate to this component. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS contrary to the animal which has a ‘horizontal’ structure. Since the world ‘instinct’ implies life. The action of a lynch mob is sadistic. The animate develops as part of its structure. but not sadistic. If the pleasure is 310 . the possibility of self-reflective thinking that is available only to humans. or A equals A plus B. energy processes have been evolved to a point that a dissociation between the impulse and the control of the impulse was possible. not to animals. Death can be contrasted with life. a framework of inanimate matter which may cause a drag or inertia on motility. comes from the fact that in the human. We can apply / the same distinction for the sexual act. which he felt was a repre- sentative of the death instinct. We must distinguish between sadism and aggression. In the case of the lion. The concept of a death instinct is illogical.
BOOK REVIEWS derived from the feeling of domination over or injury of the woman’s ego. both physical and spiritual. This is one of many reasons why the scientific achievements of bioenergy research have not penetrated so far into our mass media and remain a kind of hermetic professional knowledge. which is the essence of the sex- ual act. Where the pleasure is derived from the experience of communication. the act has a sadistic element. not by the real insights of bioenergetics. /76- 77 Our culture is very much influenced by Freud’s pseu- doscientific or outright mythical teaching. Lowen’s books tear down the veil for those who want to know. how few they may be … 311 . no sadistic quality can be ascribed to the action.
saying that his intention for writ- 312 . INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Michel Odent The Functions of the Orgasms The Highway to Transcendence London: Pinter & Martin. James W. neurological and sociological research con- ducted by Wilhelm Reich. Ashley Montagu. and with a special regard upon female sexuality and the biological function of birthing and breastfeeding. Prescott. Herbert James Campbell. and others. 2009 The Functions of the Orgasms is a cutting-edge study on the human pleasure function in its largest contextual framework. The title of the book is deliberately coined to allude to Wilhelm Reich’s pioneering study The Function of the Orgasm (1942) as the author expressly notes. The study confirms and fully corroborates the earlier psychological.
providing some quotes. is conditioned by how we experience pleasure. all kinds of procedures that ‘assist’ the mother in the birthing process are dysfunctional. While the focus in this book is primarily upon female sexuality and the sexual nature of the process of birth. and breastfeeding. Consequently. Michel Odent’s approach is however larger. in its ecstatic dimension. But it is also a limitative view when one ventures to know only about one’s particular emotional or sexual addiction. because there is a fetus ejection reflex that is connected to the limbic system and the hypothalamus. and the way we perceive life. Hence. but essentially transper- sonal. the times when women had freedom and power to live the whole of their feminine erotic experience. he is saying that the experience of pleasure. BOOK REVIEWS ing the book had been to ‘rewrite The Function of the Or- gasm in a new scientific context. and that is overridden by the neocortex. In other words. even 313 . and thus be- comes an experience of transcendence. I may say this as an introduction. the author’s main tenet in this book is that the female has been disempowered to give birth autonomously. It is natural that one ven- tures out from one’s own pleasure continuum. all support. an experience that is not just subjective and ‘personal’. Odent links thus back to the oldest of traditions. connects us back with our source. the understanding of the whole of life.’ Before I review this book.
One of the key factors in this etiology is lacking 314 . The same is true for the orgasmic experience of breast- feeding which was invaded by guilt and shame as a result of cultural conditioning. with humans. Needless to add that because of our frenetic efforts to give birth assistance and the tons of machinery provided for that purpose. mak- ing for deep bonding between mother and infant. which makes. is dysfunctional as it activates the neocortex in the laboring woman and suppresses the fetus ejection re- flex as a result. and have difficulty to really bond with them in the first mo- ments after birth. as with hu- mans. exclusively upon pleasure and exchanging pleasure. He advances evidence for the fact that breastfeeding should be a matter of years. He also reports interesting de- tails about certain apes and especially dolphins and their non-reproductive sexual life. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS midwifery. as my own research dem- onstrates. the flow of those hormones has been largely blocked in our culture. which is the ultimate reason why women came to dislike breastfeeding their infants. Besides. for our society’s enormous problems with co- dependence. not of months. he speaks of a ‘cocktail of love hormones’ that is involved in any kind of sexual experience and a special hormone called oxytocin which triggers in the laboring woman an altered consciousness that leads to the mother ecstatically embracing the newborn with all her soul. which is based. Odent also reports that the rise in Cesarean birth led to the fact that mothers do not want to breastfeed or only a short time.
As a result of this blockage of the emotional flow. it is the inability of the mother to derive pleasure from the birthing experience. Generally speaking. Tantra was much longer-lived. emotional and social importance. a culture that preceded the pleasure-hostile Vedanta by thousands of years. While Vedanta is a relatively new religious paradigm in Hindu culture. 315 . including a lack of breastfeeding and tac- tile care for the child by the emotionally frigid mother. When one understands the universality of pleasure in the higher vertebrates and especially in the human. namely to the Eastern Tantra. To fully understand the similarities between orgasmic states and other ecstatic states. This then makes for a higher level of erotic intelligence and better overall judgment ability in matters of human emosexual experiences and their cognitive. one’s personal addiction loses importance and one ventures into a larger realm of human experience that is valid and expe- rienced by many more people than a tiny group. we need to go far back in time. and for good reasons. Odent also cites the ‘age of sacred prosti- tutes’ as being besides Tantra one of the cultures that un- derstood this hidden connection. the mother emotion- ally ‘clings’ to the child which is why she is unable to give to the baby a sufficient amount of autonomy to explore the world in freedom. BOOK REVIEWS mother-infant symbiosis during the first eighteen months of the newborn.
/4 Based upon this insight into cultural bias. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Generally. the author speaks about a distorted scientific worldview in which the main paradigms were forged only by men: It is as if there are female ways to evaluate the comparative importance of different perspectives in exploring human nature. Until recently the scientific world was highly domi- nated by men. which is in- trinsically a bias of perception. We are entering a new phase in the history of sciences. the author explains how the fetus ejection reflex could be overlooked for so long: There are several reasons why we’ll first look at the fetus ejection reflex. The first reason is that after thousands of years of culturally controlled birth very few people—includ- ing the natural childbirth advocates—can imagine what it is 316 . All scientific hypotheses are more or less based on intuitive knowledge and intuitive knowledge is gender re- lated. with a more symmetrical input from each gender.
but also Taoist doctrine and espe- cially the teachings of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu in China. In such cir- 317 . Another reason is that. In all natural processes that require a letting-go and an utmost of spontaneity. not only Tantra. when the fetus ejection reflex is understood. as the author shows. An authentic fetus ejection reflex takes place when a human baby is born after a short series of irresistible contractions. in the current / scientific con- text. such as the sexual embrace and particularly. BOOK REVIEWS about. It is wonderful to see that a medical doctor. Odent warns of the danger to overstimulate the neocortex through an exaggerated focus upon language. /4-5 In accordance with the oldest religious teachings of the world. And equally in accordance with these traditions. We must add that this climax probably corresponds to the top of the high- est possible ladder human beings may have the opportunity to climb. / which leave no room for voluntary movements. scientist and author of our days has found this perennial wisdom that I equally have dug out of the cultural treasure of the ancient wisdom traditions. the birthing experience. it is easier to look at the other orgasmic/ecstatic states. and concepts. and the realization of unity with all-that-is. famous ob- stetrician. for otherwise it interferes with the quite automatic processes that nature has set in place for regulat- ing and maintaining these processes. Michel Odent advocates the cultivation of sensuality and ‘orgasmic states’ as the ultimate pathway to transcendence. the neocortex should be at rest.
until she reached a spot that she found suitable for giving birth. In walking ahead. 318 . still recently birth- ing was done in hospitals in pretty much the same way as operating a tumor. nor psychological handi- caps that let birthing appear like a disease. At the shore. and with cameras installed for monitoring the ‘operation. in antiseptic rooms.’ I may be allowed to report here what I saw in a docu- mentary in my younger years. her extended family and friends. there is neither excruciating pain in- volved in giving birth to a child. under strong lights. /9 Dr. and her legs slightly bent. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS cumstances it is obvious that the neocortex (the part of the brain related to intellectual activities) is at rest and no longer in control of the archaic brain structures in charge of vital functions such as giving birth. while the temperature was about –20ºC. It was showing how women from a mountain tribe in Caucasia give birth under ex- treme conditions. with metallic instruments making sharp noise. a crowd of people was waiting in si- lence. The film showed a strongly built woman walking na- ked into a mountain lake. as if riding a horse. Odent summarized two decades of research done on spontaneous birthing to demonstrate that in the case nature is respected. and then took a position with her feet firmly on the ground. She broke the ice in a circle around herself. We don’t need to look back very far. she had to break the ice with her hands and feet.
Then she slowly and gracefully walked back to the shore where the crowd attended her in silence. that she had held wide open. And it of course came to mind right when reading the present book. and bate through the umbilical cord. BOOK REVIEWS Then she seemed to enter a state of trance or medita- tion. It took no more than three of those major spams and the baby was falling out of her womb. It seems that women have always had a tendency to give birth close to their mother. leads us to the root of midwifery. in her hands. Understanding that laboring women need to feel secure. She took the newborn up. while the author makes believe that all tribal populations prac- tice abusive and insane birthing rites. while bowing down with the last contraction. The book also contains a professional and perhaps sur- prising criticism of midwifery. mainly because of our patriarchal past. what the author claims to be a medical or obstetric novelty is none. or occasionally close to an experienced mother who could fulfill the role of a mother figure: the midwife was originally a mother figure and. while much of this wisdom was lost for our own cul- ture. This natural knowledge existed since millennia in tribal popula- tions. as she suddenly was completely silent and immobile. This documentary fascinated me to a point that to this day I haven’t forgotten it. in an 319 . It shows that. A few moments later her pelvis exhibited strong con- tractions or convulsions that appeared to push the baby out. without feeling observed and judged. smiling.
320 . eye-to-eye contact or by the imposition of a change of environment. or judged. She has also played a key role in the transmission of perinatal beliefs and rituals. the midwife has gradually become a figure who is more often than not an authoritarian and dominating guide. /11 The fetus ejection reflex can also be inhibited by vaginal ex- aminations. any interference tends to bring the laboring woman ‘back down to Earth’ and tends to transform the fetus ejec- tion / reflex into a second stage of labor which involves in- voluntary movements. Most languages condition women to accept that they do not have the power to give birth by themselves. as would happen when a woman is transferred to a delivery room. as science was saying since quite a few decades that no mother loves her newborn ‘automatically’ but that there must be something like a mutual kind of adoption. It is inhibited when the intel- lect of the laboring woman is stimulated by any sort of ra- tional language. In most societies. there is another important key element in the birthing process that was overlooked in our medical tradition. though. As a re- sult. This was notoriously a matter fervently discussed in religious circles. an observer. and an agent of the cultural milieu. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS ideal world. for example if the birth attendant says: ‘No you are at complete dilation.’ In other words. our mother is the prototype of the person with whom one can feel secure without feeling observed. /12-13 In addition. they must ‘be delivered’ by somebody. it’s the mechanism of mother-child bonding. It’s time to push. the role of the midwife has been gradually altered.
for example. BOOK REVIEWS This was also what psychoanalysis is saying and what. and that mother- infant bonding occurs immediately after birth.’ What is true here. depending on how we define ‘love. It is namely through the same ‘cocktail of love hormones’ that birth becomes a natural and easy process. in those circles this scientific view was and is debated and it is alleged that ‘naturally. Since all opiates have the properties necessary to create 321 . when mother and newborn baby are in close skin-to-skin contact and have not yet eliminated the hormones released during the ejection reflex. all mothers love their babies. the late Dr. During the hour following the birth. Françoise Dolto was telling me in an interview back in 1986 about the matter. each of these hormones has a spe- cific role to play—natural morphine being a typical example. and what is myth? Michel Odent shows that both views are somehow true.’ Nature has not overlooked this important clue. Of course. There are clear similarities between the immediate post or- gasmic states following a fetus ejection reflex and an orgasm of genital sexuality.
and so forth. The author writes: The duration of breastfeeding is undoubtedly influenced by family structures. our lifespan. the answer is sim- ple—almost as simple as for the duration of pregnancy. after spending 230 days in the womb. for the turn- down of breastfeeding is one of the primary factors in the etiology of violence. For any other mammal. Comparing hu- man beings with other mammals and taking into account the duration of our life in the womb. although a / physiological ideal can be deduced as a reference point. 322 . the baby chimpanzee is fed by its mother for two years. the author emphasizes the importance of ex- tended breastfeeding. For example. they also indirectly influence the duration of breastfeeding. we might conclude that breastfeeding among humans was originally maintained for a matter of years rather than a few months. a bottle-nosed dolphin is breastfed for 16 months. our degree of maturity at birth. /66-67 The author clarifies that before the ‘lifelong strict mo- nogamy.’ most babies were breastfed for two to four years. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS states of dependency. tooth development. Nobody knows exactly what the physiological ideal for the duration of breastfeeding is among humans. it seems obvious that body-to-body contact between two individuals who are under the effects of endorphins can induce the beginning of a co-dependency. /45 Finally. the special nutritional needs of our big brain. Since human societies organize mating and create marriage rules. or in other worlds of an attachment. it is also a concern of public sanity. For human beings the answer is much more imprecise. which a concern for bringing up in- fants within a continuum of optimal tactile stimulation and nutrition.
Occa- sionally. Michel Odent gives conclusive samples out of the life of the higher apes and dolphins demonstrating that these animals. is not just for reproduction—it is the key to their social life. in many different ways. /90 [Bonobos] often copulate face-to-face and the frontal orienta- tion of the Bonobo vulva and clitoris both strongly suggest that the female genitalia are adapted for this position. but may be repeated several times within a short time span. if used properly. was exclusively procreative in the animal realm. Bonobos become sexually aroused remarkably easily. which perhaps explains why sex. BOOK REVIEWS which was a practice that started in ancient Greece and went along all the way up until the 19th century. among bonobos. Dur- ing sexual intercourse the females have been heard emitting grunts and squeals that probably reflect orgasmic experi- ences. including humans. Copula- tion takes place face-to-face and though many species of dolphins engage in lengthy foreplay. Various dolphin species have even been known to engage in sexual behavior with other dolphin species. enjoy a sexual life that is non-reproductive. for reasons other than reproduction. and they sometimes engage in acts of a homosexual nature. dolphins will also show sexual behavior towards other animals. that are genetically most related to the human race. the actual act is usually only brief. and that only humans had ‘transgressed’ this ‘natural law’ by being ‘pansexual’ to the utmost de- gree. and 323 . Dolphins are known to have sex very frequently. This research is important for it shows the invalidity of the view forwarded by fundamentalist religions that sexu- ality.
too.’ I sincerely wish that this important book finds a large audience beyond the circles of academia. We must grant this research a prime agenda for it unveils most of the myths that cultural conditioning brought up about the nature of pleasure. and evolutionary medicine must be rewritten in the light of this so-called ‘aquatic-ape theory. may engage in pseudocopulation. one male briefly rubbing his scrotum against the but- tocks of another. The author then concludes that ‘all chapters of human anat- omy. pathology. and sexuality. Male bonobos. thereby belittling or outright turn- ing down the importance of pleasure of the human race. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS they express this excitement in a / variety of mounting posi- tions and forms of genital contact. all of life. Perhaps the bonobo’s most typical sexual pattern is genito-genital rubbing be- tween adult females. /90-91 Michel Odent also emphasizes that humans have close genetic relations with aquatic animals. 324 . rubbing their erect penises together. physiology. behavior. and generally. This is a vital and noble cause when we think of reformulating basic social policies that regulate human behavior. The two females rub their genital swel- lings laterally together. It is signifi- cant in this context that human babies can stay erect and walk in water before they are able to walk on dry land. a fact that has been overlooked by scholars for thousands of years. These mammals also practice so-called pe- nis fencing. they often perform a back to back varia- tion. in which two males hang face-to-face from a branch.
We also should keep in mind that cutting-edge con-
sciousness research demonstrated that even particles pos-
sess consciousness and actually choose where they wish to
be and in which orbits they wish to circulate around the
nucleus. We have good reasons to assume that the pleasure
function is not restricted to human beings alone, but that
all of creation basically ‘runs on pleasure,‘ which means
that positive sensations are the stimulus for evolution. It is
deplorable that over the last five thousand years, and with
the turn of Tantra into Vedanta, the pleasure function was
demonized in human evolutionary history.
This namely led to forging so-called sex laws, which are
punishing life, and that are countering the positive evolu-
tion of humanity. There cannot be any evolution of the
human race as long as we demonize and prohibit pleasure,
and regard human sexuality as basically dangerous and
Our penal code does not display much respect of the
human nature; in fact our sex laws seem to consider us to
be an ‘impossible human’ instead of a ‘possible human,’
which is why these laws need to be revised.
For anyone who is engaged in law reform and refor-
mulation of our basic social policies, the scientific contribu-
tion Michel Odent made in this book, and his other books,
is substantial and important, because it shows that the
natural pleasure function is in no way to be taken as a ‘po-
tentially chaotic behavior’ but is regulated by nature so
that no harm is done. When harm is done, it is not the re-
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sult of the natural pleasure function, but exactly the denial
of that function through the imposition of compulsory sex
Otto Carl Simonton
Getting Well Again
The Bestselling Classic About the Simontons’
Revolutionary Life-Saving Self-Awareness Techniques
With Stephanie Matthews-Simonton and James L. Creighton
New York: Bantam, 1992
(Originally published in 1978)
I first heard about the Simontons in the book The Turning Point (1987) by
Fritjof Capra: a couple of French doctors who went out to coin an alter-
native therapy for cancer back in the 1970s. They had a lot of courage.
They did not fear to lose their reputation while they were doing things
that were not quite tolerated, at that time, by the medical establishment.
Dr. Otto Carl Simonton (1942-2009) and his wife, Dr.
Stephanie Matthews-Simonton criticized the usual ways of
Their account of an alternative cancer cure which be-
came successful is written in an honest and lively manner,
not theory-based but sanely experience-based. I think that
the Simontons have greatly helped to establish alternative
cancer cure in our today’s diversified medical servicing,
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and thereby have done a great job for all of us. And yet, I
have met so many people, even in recent years, who never
heard of its existence! Here is thus the address of the place
and the reference to their well-done web site about the Si-
monton Cancer Center in Malibu, California, 90264, USA.
Fritjof Capra mentions in The Turning Point (1987) that
he was astonished to find out that the words healing and
healer have a pejorative meaning for most medical doctors.
In fact, these terms are associated with charlatanism and
quackery. That is why, among other things, the Simontons
did not have an easy job. Their breakthrough were tech-
niques today called ‘self-awareness techniques’ that at the
time when they started where called visualization techniques
or mental imaging. It was one of several approaches they
had tried out, but as these techniques were more successful
than others in helping their cancer patients, they stuck
with them. (By the way, there are many other alternative
cancer cures; some are based on diet, some on bioenergetic
treatment, some on ozone inhalation, etc.).
The most important thing in the process of helping the
patient to collaborate in healing their cancer is to get them
to learn that they have a role to play in their healing, for
they are conditioned to be mere injunction-receivers, and
passive sufferers of a fate. The authors write:
Most of our patients, who come to us from all over the coun-
try, have received a ‘medically incurable’ diagnosis from
their doctors. According to national cancer statistics, they
have an average life expectancy of one year. When these
people believe that only medical treatment can help them—
but their physicians have said that medicine is no longer of
much avail and that they probably have only a few months
to live—they feel doomed, trapped, helpless, and usually
fulfill the doctor’s expectations. But if patients mobilize their
own resources and actively participate in their recovery, they
may well exceed their life expectancy and significantly alter
the quality of life./4
One of the most daring ideas that doctors ever came up
with was to offer patients placebo drugs, suggesting they
got drug XYZ, famous and tested, and proven to be effec-
tive according to pharmaceutical publicity. In truth, what
they received was a sugar pill. It’s hard to believe that this
works better than mainstream medicine because it has no
side effects. But it has been shown over and over again that
it cures as effectively as a real drug.
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The authors relate a dramatic case that vividly illus-
trates the power of the placebo effect:
A most dramatic case of the placebo effect has been reported
by Dr. Bruno Klopfer, a researcher involved in the testing of
the drug Krebiozen. In 1950, Krebiozen had received sensa-
tional national publicity as a ‘cure’ for cancer and was being
tested by the American Medical Association and the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration. Once of Dr. Klopfer’s pa-
tients had lymphosarcoma, a generalized, far-advanced ma-
lignancy involving the lymph nodes. The patient had huge
tumor masses throughout his body and was in such desper-
ate physical condition that he frequently had to take oxygen
by mask, and fluid had to be / removed from his chest every
two days. When the patient discovered that Dr. Klopfer was
involved in research on Krebiozen, he begged to be given
Krebiozen treatments. Klopfer did so, and the patient’s re-
covery was startling. Within a short time the tumors had
shrunk dramatically, and the patient was able to resume a
normal life, including flying his private plane. Then as AMA
and FDA reports of the negative results of Krebiozen started
to be publicized, the patient took a dramatic turn for the
worse. Thinking the circumstances extreme enough to justify
unusual measures, Klopfer told his patient that he had ob-
tained a new, superrefined, double-strength Krebiozen that
would produce better results. Actually, the injections Klopfer
gave were simply sterile water. Yet the patient's recovery
was even more remarkable. Once again the tumor masses
melted, chest fluid vanished, and he became ambulatory and
even went back to flying. The patient remained symptom-
free for over two months. The patient's belief alone, inde-
pendent of the value of the medication, produced his recov-
ery. Then further stories of the AMA and FDA’s tests ap-
peared in the press: ‘Nationwide tests show Krebiozen to be
a worthless drug in the treatment of cancer.’ Within a few
days the patient was dead./26-27
Now regarding the much debated question what
causes cancer, the authors review in the book the following
etiologies: carcinogenic substances, genetic predisposition,
radiation, diet and the immune system.
Regarding carcinogenic substances, the authors note that
there is no simple cause-effect relationship between harm-
ful substances, chemicals, chronic irritants, and cancer, and
that the matter is rather controversial in the literature.
Regarding genetic predisposition, the authors note that a
human-based research was not yet available, the research
being available having been conducted on mice. They con-
cluded that this research left considerable doubt on any
‘it’s genetics alone’ theory.
Regarding radiation, the authors note that background
radiation, also called cosmic radiation, is too universal a
cause to possibly contribute to the cancer etiology.
With regard to another possibility being discussed, as
to fluorocarbons released from aerosol cans that destroy the
ozone layer of the atmosphere, leading to an increased ex-
posure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, the authors
admit that although this could certainly lead to potential
health problems, high levels of ultraviolet rays were asso-
ciated only with skin cancer.
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Regarding x-rays and other radiation used in medical di-
agnosis and treatment, the evidence was still unclear be-
cause many people who have been exposed to high levels
of x-rays and other radiation do not contract cancer.
Regarding diet as a possible cause of cancer, which is a
relatively recent etiology, the authors note the following
quite remarkable details:
For instance, Japan, where the diet is still predominantly
based on fish and rice and contains substantially less fat than
does the American or European diet, has both a lower / in-
cidence of cancer and a substantially different profile in
types of cancers than the other industrialized countries.
Since the incidence of cancer goes up sharply among Japa-
nese living in the United States ... some researchers have set-
tled on differences in diet as a likely explanation./38-39
The authors argue that for understanding cancer, we
need to find out why some people have a stronger immune
system than others?
A great deal of time, energy, and resource have been poured
into the search for the causes of cancer, but one important
fact is often overlooked: When exposed to known cancer-
producing substances, most people still remain healthy. It is
quite clear, for example, that the incidence of lung cancer
goes up sharply with heavy smoking. But if all it took to get
cancer was exposure to nicotine and tars, then all heavy
smokers would contract the disease. Yet most heavy smokers
do not get lung cancer./40
As problems with organ transplantation showed, the
body’s immune system normally is strong. For example, a
This research. in the sense that the suppression of emotions. has led to a broad medical acceptance of what is called the ‘surveillance theory’ of cancer development: External agents. Dr. contract cancer. but as soon as the organ was again removed./44 Now. Another factor is the inability noted in most cancer patients to express their emotions and thus re- lease themselves at times from pent-up emotional tension. BOOK REVIEWS cancer-affected organ would not be accepted by the re- ceiver. radiation. the answer is that the real causes of cancer are related to emotional stress. Simonton in discussion with Jeffrey Mishlove 333 . genetics. the cancer would quickly disappear. as the authors conclude. as was shown by experi- ments. diet—all four factors may play a role in the causation of the disease. at particular points in their lives. or certain emotions. and if forced to do so. but none of them is a full explanation without considering why particu- lar individuals. the receiver would indeed contract the cancer. clearly contributes to the causation of cancer.
/53 Selye’s findings were confirmed by other research and it was found that. is construed differently from person to person. even a stressful one. for example. But it is still another effect that is of greatest importance to the cancer patient. Not surprisingly. A decisive study done in the 1920s by Dr. cancer patients frequently have weak- ened immune systems. Thomas A. 51 percent of the individuals with scores of 300 did not get sick during the period of the study. Selye has discovered that chronic stress suppresses the immune system which is re- sponsible for engulfing and destroying cancerous cells or alien microorganisms. ‘was significantly depressed in those who had lost a wife or husband. which let the authors conclude that an event. Hans Selye at the University of Prague gave conclusive evidence for the stress-related etiology: This evidence clearly demonstrates the very real physical effects of stress. with 73 and ‘Marital Separation’ with 65. a scale was designed that assigned numerical values (1-100) to certain stressful events: ‘Death of Spouse’. is rated 100. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS For example in a research done by Dr. The important point is this: The physical conditions Selye describes as being produced by stress are virtually identical to those under which an abnor- mal cell could reproduce and spread into a dangerous can- cer. lymphocyte function. a critical measure of the potency of the body’s immune sys- tem. even in Holmes’ study. Hol- mes and associates at the University of Washington School of Medicine. followed by ‘Divorce’. However.’ (53) Another study the authors report points to mental factors leading to the suppression of the 334 .
Chronic stress results in a suppression of the immune system. The authors went further in their research and found historical connec- tions between cancer and emotions. which in turn creates increased susceptibility to ill- ness—and especially to cancer.’ which leads to the conclu- sion that mental and emotional stress impacts on the body’s defenses. and the way the world and other people are and should be./56 I always intuitively knew that compulsory morality is a strong factor in the etiology of cancer. and that certain beliefs clearly trigger a predisposition for cancer: it is not down the road that we got stress./54-55 But this is not yet the core of the book. These / imbalances could increase the production of abnormal cells at precisely the time the body is least capable of destroying them. BOOK REVIEWS immune system where it was demonstrated ‘that the body’s immunity to tuberculosis can be profoundly af- fected by hypnotic suggestion. Emotional stress. the ways in which we respond to the stresses of life are habitual. also leads to hormonal imbal- ances. which sup- presses the immune system. or stance toward life. Most of the time. and the cancer pa- 335 . The authors conclude that there are major themes of research in the etiology of cancer that crystal- lized out: High levels of emotional stress increase susceptibility to ill- ness. dictated by our unconscious be- liefs about who we are. who we ‘should’ be. but how we cope with it what really is the subtle cause of cancer. These patterns of behavior form a total orientation.
A tremendous amount of energy was poured into this relationship or role. Among the factors that cause predisposition for cancer. as though the ‘bruise’ left over from childhood had been pain- fully struck again. the authors examine the research of Dr. the center of the patient’s life. a retirement. In early adulthood. or found great satisfaction in his or her vocation. it became the reason for liv- ing. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS tients I met in my life have corroborated this insight. The result was despair. with intense interpersonal relationships appearing difficult and dangerous. He identified four recurring elements. or the like. a move. Lawrence LeShan. an experimental psychologist who found evidence that co- dependence and emotional abuse may contribute to the cancer etiology. They were invariably people who were thinking much more on the lines of ‘should be’ and ‘ought to behave’ than the av- erage citizen who tends to think on the lines of ‘Me first’. These 336 . and who stated that ‘idiots and lunatics are remarkably exempt from cancer in every shape. and despair. The relationship or role was then removed—through death. Quoting a researcher who published a book in 1893 with the title Cancer and the Cancer-Process. in the life stories of more than 500 cancer patients: The patient’s youth was marked by feelings of isolation. ne- glect. Indeed. meaningful relation- ship with a person. the patient was able to establish a strong. a child leaving home. One of the fundamental characteristics of these patients was that the despair was ‘bottled up’.’ the authors go on to examine an array of re- search findings that corroborated their hypothesis of ‘emo- tional causation’. something like a fatally coincidental sequence.
hostile. Only 10 per- cent of a control group of noncancer patients revealed this pattern. 337 . Others frequently viewed the cancer patients as unusually wonderful people. LeShan con- cludes. such as. and they never developed their real self./63 I have scribbled at the edge of page 63 of the book. angry. These stresses create a problem with which the individual does not know how to deal. BOOK REVIEWS individuals were unable to let other people know when they felt hurt. in big and angry letters: ‘Cancer is a Western plague. ‘The benign quality. the ‘goodness’ of these people was in fact a sign of their failure to believe in themselves sufficiently. and their lack of hope. sweet man’ or ‘She’s a saint’. These people never had the freedom to express their emotions. the authors inquire into the psychological process of illness and come to stress certain factors they have seen in all the life stories they reviewed. over 95 percent showed this pattern. The individual is rocked by a cluster of stressful life events. Of the cancer patients who entered into intensive psychotherapy with him. This is the real cause of cancer!’ LeShan reports that 76 percent of all the cancer patients he interviewed shared this basic emotional life history. saying of them: ‘He’s such a good. for example: Experiences in childhood result in decisions to be a certain kind of person./64 After reviewing some of their patient’s life stories.
behavioral. which I will not discuss here because of copyright. But this is not all there is in the etiology of cancer. and thus approximately after one-third of the book. that starts at page 100. unchanging. This was a good balance to keep by the authors. and that there is evidence for the fact that the stiff neurotic adherence to a life-denying ideology or religion or otherwise morality-imposing belief system decidedly contributes to the causation of cancer. and congratulate them./74-75 For each of these categories. rigid. / The individual puts distance between himself or herself and the problem. I can only say that this part of the book is perhaps the most important as it pro- vides very concise evidence as to the real causes of cancer. and their publisher. the authors forward con- clusive evidence from the case histories. which comes with a 19-pages Bibliography and an Index. which can be summarized as being emotional. becoming static. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS The individual sees no way of changing the rules about how he or she must act and so feels trapped and helpless to re- solve the problem. 338 . for the good edit- ing and composition of this booklet. and belief-related. The authors also provide conclusive evidence for the fact that also the expectations a patient fosters about cancer as a dis- ease contribute to the etiology. the authors present their own approach in the second part. After this first research part of the book.
The author of the best-seller Shaman. Villoldo directs the Four Winds Society. While at San Francisco State University. BOOK REVIEWS Alberto Villoldo Books and Media Reviewed Healing States (1984) Shaman. has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years. Sage (2000) The Luminous Body. 339 . he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Holland. Ph. Healer. the UK.. He has training centers in New England.D. and Park City. DVD (2004) The Four Insights (2006) Alberto Villoldo. Utah. a psychologist and medical anthropologist. Healer. where he trains individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine and soul retrieval. California. Sage.
He then shows us how to track forward along our time lines to find our best and highest future. rather hostile toward our culture. —From: Inlay of Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval. A documentary has been released as his web presence informs and many interviews with him can be found on Youtube. he also stands out by his childlike in- quisitiveness that led him win the sympathy and support of people and peoples who are. and that derailed our destiny. he writes a quite poetic style. Besides. His popularity is growing presently. his 340 . and irradi- ates warmth. Dr. stands out by his remarkable pedagogical talent. and which I am going to review further down. —Website: www. Villoldo. besides the phenomenal cultural gap that his teaching closes and the amazing perspectives for soul retrieval in the future.com I should mention that I was attracted to these books through the beautiful DVD entitled Healing the Luminous Body that was produced by Sacred Mysteries. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Villoldo now draws on his vast knowledge to bring us a practical and revolutionary way to discover the source of an original wound that may have occurred during child- hood or in a former lifetime. in fact he is able to convey the complex matter in relatively simple words and with many examples and excerpts from his personal journal. Besides. compassion and empathic understanding of human suffering.thefourwinds. for reasons that we all know.
BOOK REVIEWS ‘shamanic healing’ seminars are popular throughout the United States. 341 . and the need for non-mechanistic healing. Villoldo’s books are among the most important books I have ever read in my life. I am not surprised about his success given the void in our culture in the domain of genuine and personal spiritu- ality.
thus causing either health or disease. which does not publicly acknowledge the psychic realm. The research presented in this book is highly thought- provoking if not mind-boggling. or why the spirit imprints itself on the soma. He was inter- ested what exactly makes the soma follow the psyche. The point of departure of the author’s scientific journey was his research on psychosomatic medicine. Allopathic medical science. The authors write: A growing number of allopathic physicians believe that as much as 80 percent of all illness may contain a psychoso- matic component. is still at a loss to explain the origin and treatment of many of these psycho- 342 . 1984 Healing States is a research volume that Alberto Villoldo co-authored with Stanley Krippner. and it’s a glorious onset of his own career in spiritual healing. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Healing States With Stanley Krippner A Journey into the World of Spiritual Healing and Shamanism New York: Simon & Schuster (Fireside). and it’s well presented.
in my own research on what trans- actional analysis calls our inner selves. real entities that are part of our multidimensional psyche. —See Hal and Sidra Stone. And in my practice of the inner dialogue and spontaneous art. benefit from the ideas sent to us by guid- ing spirits. Yet for the authors. well aware of this cultural bias or denial. the idea of encountering spirits seemed novel and daring and they write: 343 . and deeper realms of insight. In fact. The authors. brought to daylight and gave me evidence for the assumption that inner selves are not just psychic modalities but inner spirits. I have found that here we encounter just another of those hidden key formu- las that open windows to other. wider. the ancient religion of the Ka- huna natives in Hawaii. I had at least in once instance a real encounter with a spirit. often merely referring to ‘unconscious conflicts’ that can trigger disease. it may be a question of terminology as psychothera- pists talk about ‘complexes’ and ‘subpersonalities’ when they refer to the same causal agents as for example a me- dium refers to. BOOK REVIEWS somatic disorders. have found that in fact./19 The phenomenon of contact with spirits is highly un- canny and unusual for the modern mind. The Voice Dialogue Manual (1989) My research on Huna. thus becoming acutely aware of the fact that many of our thoughts and ideas are not entirely our own but that we can. consciously or involuntarily.
schizophrenia. we have come to the conclusion that epilepsy. a Brazilian spiritual healer located in the suburbs of São Paolo and specialized on healing epilepsy. and that we might simply not be aware of them. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS But as we prepared to leave São Paolo we were struck with the thought that communications from the spirit world could be happening all the time. Men- des as follows. and multiple- personality disorders can all result from inappropriate states of consciousness./18 The first landmark research described in the book re- gards The Spiritual Psychiatry of Dr. a small but growing number of investigators believe that the human brain may behave like a complex transmitting and receiving apparatus. We then give them bioenergetic and psychic exercises that correct their improper use of altered awareness. schizophrenia and multi- ple personality disorder. Is it possible that many of our intui- tions and creative thoughts come from outside ourselves? Although most scientists believe that contacts with spirits are fantasies of the unconscious mind. which under certain conditions can pick up thoughts from other minds. After many years of observation. fully quoting his reply to their questions: You could say that we encourage the full expression of mad- ness and of epilepsy. Mendes. The authors summarize their interviews with Dr. Therapeutic exercises help to organize the guest/patients’ psychic energies and teach them to manage 344 . The interviews with this phenomenal natural healer revealed that it’s by following the natural principle of self- regulation that healing states are realized. and even across space and time.
This regression can take the patient back to childhood. It is by allowing this regression to take place that full healing of the condition is achieved. or to a prenatal state when the person was still inside the womb. but by giving the psychosomatic unity of the organism the op- portunity to regulate its own healing. which in Dr. Mendes explained that control is not the issue—as the basis of his therapy is hypnotic regres- sion. the healing state is trig- gered not by exerting control over the sickly condition. to cure themselves. Mendes believes that. most epileptics must discover and resolve the highly charged emotional events that contribute to their 345 . or even to former lifetimes. BOOK REVIEWS their highly developed yet poorly trained mediumship and trance abilities. When we asked if learning to control the seizures constituted the basis of the treatment./41 On the same line of reasoning. Men- des’ experience always leads to the original wounding.
some epilep- tics have been able to exert some type of control over the episode. some of them quite spectacular. Mendes./43 The healing would be accomplished by having one of the clinic's mediums incorporate the former personality and help her psychologically integrate and discharge that experi- ence. just as if it had happened in this lifetime. thus minimizing its symptoms. already had grasped the impor- tance of bringing self-regulation into healing. One of the motivational triggers for this doctor’s extraordinary journey was his research experience with Dr. Stanley Krippner reports that he was especially struck. unlike conventional psychotherapists. Through biofeedback. An epilep- tic may see auras before a seizure. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS illnesses. or may have sensory alterations which indicate that a seizure is about to occur. in the discussions with Dr. long before he was famous as an al- ternative spiritual healer. may have a sense of déjà vu. he feels that these traumatic events may have happened in another lifetime./53 346 ./44 Alberto Villoldo. But. Mendes. Perhaps Mendes’ successful clients are doing something similar by shifting their epileptic episode into a mediumistic experience. by ‘the likelihood that the treatment encourages a type of self-regulation.’ He ex- plains: All the various types of epilepsy involve dramatic alterations of consciousness. it was namely before he had departed to the Andes that he was directing the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory at San Francisco State University.
Judaism. is basically non-judgmental and does not steer toward any fixated po- sition in terms of morality. mainly. Christianity and Islam). which points to the important fact that shamanism. It’s thus free of the all-pervasive moralism that is part of the cultural bias inherent in all monotheistic religions and their respective cultural incar- nations (such as. at its very core./89 347 . BOOK REVIEWS In The Shaman’s Journey. The authors conclude: If we were to become polarized toward either the light or the dark we would become trapped by that aspect of reality and our spiritual development would be crippled. the authors come to an im- portant conclusion about shamanism.
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Shaman, Healer, Sage
How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the
New York: Harmony Books, 2000
Shaman, Healer, Sage is perhaps Villoldo’s best book. It was anyway the
book that made him famous, a real bestseller. It has given me an ulti-
mate peak of reading enjoyment and illumination, and it has also emo-
tionally touched me.
The author comes over in this book as an honest, com-
petent, emotionally mature, wistful and empathetic person
who went through a personal transformation that only few
people in these times can say to have accomplished.
This book is not only highly recommended lecture; it
can perhaps be considered as one of the best books in the
century on the issues of shamanic healing and the chal-
lenging task to render an outlandish practice of Inka sha-
mans comprehensive to the modern mind!
The literary abilities of the author, besides his exper-
tise, are out of question, and the book is an easy read de-
spite the complex and unusual subject. This might be due
to the author’s penetration of the subject and his sense for
vivifying theoretical content by practical and often un-
canny experiences, and because of his highly developed
sense for poetic language and expression.
This being said, I would like to start the discussion of
this book with the term infinity. Dr. Villoldo explains that
infinity is not eternity and that it is not a stretching of time
but as it were a realm of ‘no time,’ a sort of transliteration
of another vibrational dimension, that is reigned by laws
more majestic and more complex than our own, and of
which our space-time reality forms only a tiny part. One of
the intentions of the author in this book was to render
comprehensive the fact that being in touch with shamanic
healing means to be in touch with infinity. This appears to
be the key to understanding the miraculous effectiveness
of shamanic cures.
And the experience of infinity shatters the illusion of death,
disease, and old age. This is a not a psychological or spiritual
process only; every cell in our body is informed and re-
newed by it. Our immune system is unbridled, and / physi-
cal and emotional healing happen at an accelerated rate.
Miracles become ordinary, and spontaneous remissions,
those mysterious and baffling cures that confound medicine,
become commonplace. And a spiritual liberation or illumina-
tion takes place. In the presence of infinity we are able to
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experience what we were before we were born and who we
will be after we die./22-23
The other main purpose of the book is to explain to the
interested reader what the Luminous Energy Field repre-
sents, what it does in natural healing and how the shaman
can access it for altering its energetic vibration in certain
areas that contain so-called imprints. The author explains:
We all possess a Luminous Energy Field that surrounds our
physical body and informs our body in the same way that
the energy fields of a magnet organize iron filings on a piece
of glass. Our Luminous Energy Field has existed since before
the beginning of time. It was one with the unmanifest light
of Creation, and it will endure / throughout infinity. It
dwells outside of time but manifests in time by creating new
physical bodies lifetime after lifetime./42-43
This reservoir of vital force is a sea of living energy as indis-
pensable to our health as the oxygen and nutrients carried
by the bloodstream. They are the energies of the Luminous
Energy Field, the purest and most precious fuel for life./43
Indian or Tibetan mystics who documented the existence of
the Luminous Energy Field thousands of years ago de-
scribed it as an aura or halo around the physical body. At
first it seemed odd to find the same concept of a human en-
ergy field among the jungle and mountain shamans in the
Americas. Once I grasped the universality of the human en-
ergy field, however, I understood that every culture must
have discovered it. In the East, mandalas depict the Buddha
enveloped by blue and gold bands of fire. In the West, Christ
and the apostles are shown with luminous halos around
them. In the mystical literature, the Apostle Thomas is said
to have glowed with the same radiance as Christ. Native
American legends speak of persons who shimmered in the
night as if lit by an inner fire. The Andean storytellers recall
the ruler Pachacutek, considered to be a Child of the Sun,
who sparkled with the light of the dawn./43
In view of our cutting-edge science revelations over the
last two decades, and the insights we gained from quan-
tum physics about the quality of light, and of universal
memory, the teaching Dr. Villoldo received from the Laika
shamans becomes comprehensive in a larger context, and
is actually corroborated by newest scientific insights. The
Every living thing on Earth is composed of light. Plants ab-
sorb light directly from the sun and turn it into life, and
animals eat green plants that feed on light, so that light is the
fundamental building block of life. We are light bound into
In the light of Integral Theories of Everything, and es-
pecially the revealing book by Ervin Laszlo, Science and the
Akashic Field (2005), what the author reports about the
Akashic memory does not sound so esoteric after all:
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The Luminous Energy Field contains an archive of all of our
personal and ancestral memories, of all early-life trauma,
and even of painful wounds from former lifetimes. These
records or imprints are stored in full color and intensity of
emotions. Imprints are like dormant computer programs
that when activated compel us toward behaviors, relation-
ships, accidents, and illnesses that parody the initial wound-
What Dr. Villoldo writes about the earth’s magnetic
field, and how the luminous energy field connects us to the
luminous matrix of the entire universe, reminds the ex-
traordinary research by Dr. Wilhelm Reich on what he
called the orgone, which he described equally both as a
bioplasmatic energy and as cosmic orgone, being responsi-
ble, inter alia, for the changes in weather. It must be seen
that Reich was one of the first systems researchers in mod-
ern history, at a time when this kind of knowledge was not
yet embraced by science, which is why Reich had to suffer
a lot of hardship throughout his career as a medical doctor,
psychoanalyst and bioenergetic healer. It is a well-known
fact that Reich, on the basis of these discoveries, was able
to bring about rain in desert regions and under conditions
of severe drought. Dr. Villoldo writes:
Although the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field drops off
very rapidly the farther it travels from the planet, it never
actually reaches zero. It extends for hundreds of miles into
space before diminishing in strength, and travels at the
speed of light, at about 186.000 miles per second, to the edge
of the Universe. The human energy field appears to extend
only a few feet beyond the body since, like the magnetic field
of the Earth, it diminishes in strength very rapidly. Yet it also
travels at the speed of light, connecting us to the luminous
matrix of the entire Universe, known to the Inka as the tex-
emuyo or all-pervading web./49
Over the years I developed the ability to perceive the
streams of light that flow through the luminous body, and
read the imprints of health and disease. I believe that this is
an innate ability that we all possess but either do not de-
velop or lose after the age of seven or eight because we are
taught to believe that the material world is the only ‘real’
world. Shamans throughout the Americas rely on their abil-
ity to perceive the energetic realm./50
Now, what happens when for example we have been
suffering trauma in early childhood? Dr. Villoldo explains
that in such a case an imprint is formed in the luminous
Unresolved psychological and spiritual traumas become en-
graved like scratch marks in our luminous fields. Positive
experiences do not leave a mark in our luminous body./55
The blueprint that shaped and molded us since we were in-
side our mother’s womb contains the memories of all of our
former lifetimes—the way we suffered, the way we loved,
how we were ill, and the way we died. In the East these im-
prints are known as karma, forces that sweep through our
life like a giant tide that we cannot swim free of. These im-
prints contain instructions that predispose us to repeating
certain events from the past. We want to learn where these
energy imprints are located in the Luminous Energy Field
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and how to erase them so that the body, mind, and spirit can
return to health./56
Healing the Luminous Body
How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the
New York: Harmony Books, 2000
Healing the Luminous Body was my first access to Dr. Villoldo’s unique
healing methods that he exposes in more detail in his books. This DVD
is very well done, a calm and peaceful introduction into the philosophy,
the development and the effectiveness of healing the luminous body..
Dr. Villoldo expresses himself fluently, and he is able to
inform about the quite unusual subject in a poised tone
and competent manner. It becomes clear that he speaks of
experience, not of theory. The video also retraces his pro-
fessional pathway, how he got to the knowledge that today
benefits so many people, and how, at the start, he was
really a pioneer. His teaching is grounded, and therefore
helps us connect with the not so luminous forces in us, our
inner shadow, or all the shadows that are the results of the
imprints in our luminous body, which are for the most part
the consequences of early abuse suffered as children, or
that go back to former lifetimes.
Dr. who is able to wrap his teaching in a beautiful and wistful poetic style. how it acts 356 .D. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Villoldo is not only a fabulous author. Ph. love. I am thank- ful for this wonderful DVD as it helps to introduce in his teaching which is not as easy to apply as it seems on first sight. he teaches us that many of our physical and psychological problems stem from imprints within our luminous body. introduces viewers to the luminous energy field that surrounds and informs our physical body like a blueprint of life. and his way of talking trig- gered in me pure hope. After all. a culture that is psychologically and spiritually much higher evolved than ours. Villoldo reveals the nature of this luminous field. it is taken from a culture almost opposite to ours. Unveiling the secret of ancient shaman-healers. and enthusiasm. but he’s also a great orator. Alberto Villoldo. In this fascinating and informative video..
Villoldo's presenta- tion. Villoldo left the academic world behind twenty years ago to study among the Inka shamans. —From: DVD Back Cover 357 . Dr. Dr. No other artist has depicted the luminous energy form in all of its intricacies as clearly as Alex Grey. the paintings of visionary artist Alex Grey are presented. In this video. It was in the Andes Mountains of South America that he discovered the wisdom of the luminous body from the indigenous shamans. Villoldo unveils how to heal and recover from these destructive imprints and regain our physical. addictions and failed relationships can be traced to faulty imprints in our luminous body. This ancient knowledge reveals the secret of true health and happiness. a secret that can lead all of us to health. hap- piness and beauty. Dr. Dr. physical and emotional healing can begin. we can actually heal ourselves and each other. Villoldo ex- plains. Villoldo explaining the luminous energy field. together with Alex Grey’s images help all of us under- stand the nature of our spiritual and physical being. Many of our illnesses. Trained as a Medical Anthropologist. BOOK REVIEWS as a blueprint for our physical body and how by under- standing its nature. mental and spiritual well-being. physical disorders. Join us as we travel to the Andes Mountains to learn the secret of the an- cient shamans. Once the luminous body is cleared. To aid Dr.
The book is structured differently from the preceding ones. Villoldo that I review here. in that it condenses the teaching into Four Insights. Part One: Understanding the Energy of Perception The Four Levels of Perception Your Energetic Anatomy Part Two: The Four Insights Insight One – The Way of the Hero The Practice of Nonjudgment The Practice of Nonsuffering The Practice of Nonattachment The Practice of Beauty 358 . 2000 The Four Insights chronologically is the last of the three books by Dr. Power. as it was the most recent at the time I drafted these reviews. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS The Four Insights Wisdom. and Grace of the Earthkeepers New York: Harmony Books.
and that the author has in the meantime created a concise framework for his teaching. the author writes in the Introduction: The Earthkeepers teach that all of creation—the earth. BOOK REVIEWS Insight Two – The Way of the Luminous Warrior The Practice of Fearlessness The Practice of Nondoing The Practice of Certainty The Practice of Nonengagement Insight Three – The Way of the Seer The Practice of Beginner’s Mind The Practice of Living Consequently The Practice of Transparency The Practice of Integrity Insight Four – The Way of the Sage The Practice of Mastering Time The Practice of Owning Your Projections The Practice of No-mind The Practice of Indigenous Alchemy In a way. and logically so. for example. and you are not going to read this in the same speed as. Healer. whales./x 359 . Sage. To give an example of this density that reminds the highly focused content of theo- sophical writings. and every word counts. this book is much more con- densed than any of the former books by the author. hu- mans. and is full of meaning. This indicates perhaps that this book is more conceptual than the earlier books. and even the stars—is made of vibra- tion and light. Every sentence. Shaman. rocks.
/xiii There is another elucidation forwarded by the author about his teaching that is important—and that he should perhaps have provided in earlier publications. All those who know about the Inka tradition are aware of the fact that it was a Sun God cult. yet he was conversant in the way of the 21st. we’ve come to understand that all matter is densely packed light. he was a university / professor. Although he was a descendant of the Inka. and human sacrifice. He was one of the last of the living Laika. INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS Thanks to the discoveries of quantum physics. he would tell me that the Laika are much older than the Inka. when the feminine aspect of the divine was recognized. whose culture was mas- culine and militaristic. But the Laika have known about the luminous nature of reality for millennia—they know that vibration and light can organize themselves into a thousand shapes and forms. The author explains: As fortune or destiny would have it. I ended up meeting my mentor. a mas- ter medicine man. He was a man of many lives—during the day. the oppres- sion of the female. what Joseph Campbell came to call a ‘solar culture’ that practiced ruthless slavery. don Antonio./xi-xii Over millennia. violent warfare. torture of prisoners of war. in the evenings. He was born in a high mountain village and worked with the tools and practices of the 15th century. It’s the fact that the Laika tradition he was initiated in is not to be con- founded with mainstream Inka tradition. The Laika’s teachings were from that earlier time. and he took me under his wing and trained me for nearly 25 years. the Laika learned to access the biological blueprint of light and assist Spirit in the unfolding of crea- 360 .
live. as well as to craft and shape their personal destinies. the stories that haunted our ancestors. and die the way our parents and grandparents did. Instead. a theology that justifies the exploitation of the earth's rivers and forests because they're seen merely as resources for human con- sumption. heal. and what Dr. Vil- loldo calls imprints in the Luminous Energy Field (LEF). we're trapped in the stories we inherited. a feminine theology of co- operation and sustainability. BOOK REVIEWS tion. which is the hardware that manufactures the body. We can think of the LEF as the software that gives instruc- tions to DNA. that is./xiii The powerful message of this teaching is that we can overcome our negative individual and collective karma by rejoining the original pattern./xiv It is a daring perspective. and I can only admire the courage of the author to forward his wonderful mission in 361 . control. and dies differently. The four insights contained in these pages allow us to break free of the tyranny of our familial curses. we'll embrace an older mythology that has become lost to most humans. Mastery of the insights lets us access the latest version of the software and allows each of us to create a new body that ages. we age. They also learned how to heal disease and create ex- traordinary states of health. Without the ability to reprogram the LEF. we'll give up the ways of the conquistador and discard the masculine theology that values command. reliving their physical ills and emotional ailments. by changing the LEF [Luminous Energy Field]./xiv In becoming Homo luminous. and dominion over nature. through overcoming and healing what the Kahunas call complexes. heals.
INTEGRATE YOUR EMOTIONS a time of change that perhaps really contains a vortex. 362 . an opening for the new to emerge from the old.
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the manifestation of an extreme specialization of the rational mind. —Albert Einstein Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance. shows very beautifully the unity and com- plementary nature of the rational and intuitive modes of consciousness. —Ingrid Bergman The fact that modern physics.The only valuable thing is intuition. —Alexis Carrel Often you have to rely on intuition. —Bill Gates You must trust your intuition—you must trust the voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say. —Fritjof Capra . of the yang and the yin. what to decide. is now mak- ing contact with mysticism. the essence of religion and manifestation of an extreme specialization of the intui- tive mind. it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
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