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Reaping the Whirlwind, Thundering Voices And the Sowing of Souls on the Shelf of Positivism
Proposing a Paper Beyond the Vacuum of a Void By Gregory S Edwards
Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303
A Theory Blending Mesmerism, Rasputin, and My “F” in Mystery
Question: Does it not take an act of illusion to transcend illusion? To voice these largely latent Phenomena, I start with a look at Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer. Then, I move forward in time and delve into the stigmatized character of Grigori Rasputin, where I hammer out this experimental research in a jest of near Negativism. And in conclusion, using my own personal experiences, I can realize parallels between these two profound historical enigmas, the ongoing fruition of my self-understanding and a synthesis, sending never ever ending synergies…beyond the stifling energy freeze.
While reading The Homecoming, a journey back to “original bliss,” the Houston
author, John Bradshaw, stated: “You can’t heal what you can’t feel.” He also stated the need to embrace pain in order to release it. Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) referred to this as entering the “crisis state.”i Today we know this as catharsis. His mesmerism helped shape hypnosisii when suggestibility was realized, as well the potential of forces embedded in the subconscious mind. I believe that his followers as well as the spectrum of faith healers prompt manipulations of this life force when successful, even if the mind-set change was imperfect. In another generation Grigori Rasputiniii seemed to me to have been endowed with touchstone energy as well. The later said healer had to face resistant forces that portrayed a social scenario in which his success was highlighted by his ruthless assignation. Both historic figures believed themselves to have been channels of a culturally vague yet personally powerful force that endured unto death. They would most likely now be stigma labeled as having extreme features of “magical thinking.” Shifting into present time and personally relating to my own parallel endowment, I can intuit these dilemmas as they merge into mine. I cannot not know the ‘ism.” May 2, 2005
Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303 In the end I supplement my own documentations of stigma and many stumbling stones secondary to an abnormal yet natural array of traits. As well, the other side of the coin, I LIKE TO KEEP IT FLIPPING TO SHEAD LIGHT ON BOTH SIDES. Part I The first “faith” scientist I will site is Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) who after contemplating “animal magnetism” as vague information in high social circles circulated. He connected magnetisms and electricity to potential healing utility and did the really real eyebrow raising. He proposed that we all had related energies in our bodies at various places. He stated that when these energies became misaligned, illness resulted. He concluded that realignment was the cure and was a believer until death. Originally he orally administered iron to the patient and then manipulated magnets over the entranced ill believer. The iron induced a state similar to hypnosis, yet Dr Mesmer did not realize the powers of suggestion while the patient was in this state of mesmerism. What strikes me as peculiar is that several patients had compartmented the trance-like memories, yet remembered the cross-influx of treatments. Eyebrows were raised where he practiced in his native Vienna and he was eventually ostracized from the medical community there. He went to Paris seeking a more openminded pool of patients to use this influence on. He thought himself to be gifted because the probable psycho-somatic-based ill patients were often healed; and this soma-state helped the patient block pain messages out which was very useful during surgery. As he started thriving in practice in Paris, the local medical community again sought to debunk his practice as “magical thinking,” even though the mortality rate of mesmerized amputees was less than 5% compared to a death rate of 40 % while “biting the bullet.” As he became popular he initialized a movement that was to be outlawed in one medical institution. When the birth of drug-induced unconsciousness buzzed by the bone honing, May 2, 2005
Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303 the movement started fading, and the “Franklin Commission” found nothing solid to support his claims. Mesmerism digressed into an entertainment act more than anything else. Today we can still witness these very powerful effects through hypnosis.iv Part II Within a few years after Mesmer’s last day, Grigori Rasputin seemed to have tuned into the same natural constant. He was born in Prokovskoe, Siberia on or about January 10, 1896 near the Tura River. The river would play a significant role in the development of his life and later his demise. He had an older brother Dmitri who he had saved from drowning in the Tura only to see him die afterwards from pneumonia. Strangely, his older sister Maria did drown in the river secondary to an epileptic seizure in a separate incident. The deaths of his siblings greatly affected the young illiterate holy monk. He would later name his two children after them. His father had been banned from his origin and sent to Siberia after an incident that had labeled him a criminal. I found nothing on his mother. The setting for Grigori must have been very challenging. He loved animals, especially horses. He even made up his own horse language as a child. He had a very strong desire to serve God and be of aid and help desperate and hurt people. Without a normal predisposition, Grigori alarmed his native villagers by his near constant inability to stay out of trouble with the local authorities. He was said to have the traits of a hell raiser: drinking, stealing, and loving a passion for many women. Various vague stories stress his temperament in an odd dichotomy. He most likely did drink and do normal juvenile activities. He most likely did many kind things as well. I believe that he was so emotionally empowered that after he was introduced to the sect of Khlystyv at the age of thirty-three he became quite a fence shaker. I believe that his said terribleness may have been the counterpart to his said greatness. He was known as a Russian mystic, called Father Grigori, man of the people, Holy Monk, divine healer, seer, poet…
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Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303 He had gained high regard from the Tsar and Tsaritsa who beheld him as more divine than the head of the Orthodox Church. No one knew that Grigori was keeping their only son alive, and for that reason the void of the mysterious associations perhaps fired feeble minded rumors creating insanity based on anger, fear and jealously. Sinister agents in high places started plotting to create a conspiracy against him saying that he was the undercover “Devil emissary!” Adversely, a few powerful conspirators called him the Antichrist (http://www.eurohistory.com/Rasputin.html) using his “false profit” powers behind the scenes to make “sex toys” of the Empress and her two daughters. She held true to a prophecy said by her son’s physician, unable to help the hemophiliac, “that God would send you a new friend to help and protect you.” The stage was set for Rasputin who had been told while he worked in the field by the “Holy Mother” to help the fate of Russia. Grigori encountered challenging Religious egos. He had been at variance with resistance as his stigmata. After he caught the secret teachings of the sect he left all of his attachments, including his wife and children, behind and went into a near by cellar lamenting to God for forgiveness, help and understanding. The villagers were concerned and when anyone would descend into the cellar they were “changed” and would come out obviously serene such that al witnesses could tell. His message and healing testimonies were spread all about with no concern for the Orthodox Church. The most powerful “dead letter” servant of the default Orthodox Church, emboldened to see this perceived pretence of a Holy Man, came and descended into the cellar chamber unannounced! He came out of the cellar shocked to the bone! It took him time to get back home where he finally recomposed himself with a hideous reaction formation as his delusion conclusion. He said that: “Nothing could have descended upon him with such a thundering voice but the “Antichrist! People were largely very fond of him yet some who were perhaps superststious thought him to be a threat, especially since he was highly regarded by some elitists. He was known as “the man of the people,” a Holy Man! …Who was conducive to healing people in their “dark night of the soul” kind of state. He was first recognized when he detected who stole a horse at five years of age. He was said to have refrained from stealing May 2, 2005
Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303 because he had thought that others could tell if he had done such. Rasputin was largely believed to have had a “calming effect” on frightened, yet sincere people. The culture generally respected and accepted him, openly sharing his sounds of deliverance. He felt called through some kind of a spiritual experience to go to St. Petersburg and deliver the key hemophiliac son of Russian Royalty. That he did and they came to depend on him to keep the lineage alive. There does seem to have been an “‘evil-like” character in the anomie mix, of carpet roller morbid madness tricks. He was Prince Felix who was related to the Russian Royalty (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/Felix.html) and was the chief agent in an ineffective poisoning through food and drink offerings. After much grim determination, a numerous array of attempts had been tried. The panic climaxed and finally closed after Grigori was wrapped in burlap with UNSPEAKABLE WOUNDS endured on that day of his murder. Conspirators spread numerous rabidly rationalized rumors apparently linked to any common youthful following as the fall folly in the name of infantile superstition, panic for power and thus paranoia.vi Many, if not all involved, were shot for their part in the murder. Part III Today, I must say that I have been in a state of muse in merging the commonalities. Having multiple undeniable personal experiences beyond known science, without measure, yet ever tangible, I realize invisible forces, or some form of electro-magnetisms, including vortexes (see attached, The Visit) likened to the Biblical description as “tongues of fire and the sound of doves.” I have had much revealed to me. Wanting to share my experience, the APA classified those un-measurable heightened sensory perceptions as “magical thinking” to my detriment and eventual institutionalized me (see attached, Subject: Medical Malpractice). I feel that the rejection has had ties with religiosity. At present the scientific community can measure to some extent, these electro-magnetic waves in certain frequencies, yet there is so much more to realize when we awaken within our body conduction for these energy oscillations. Thus I present a ”method to my May 2, 2005
Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303 madness” as if mesmerism had evolved into a fuller fruition, or perhaps remembered from the dawn of time. As well I present my double-sided experience of what I see and have come to understand. It seems there is no greatness in the human experience without some encounter with terrible reactivity. Using a synchronized form of physical rhythm modulation united with sound frequencies, I hypothesize, that we can experience a near-collective “homecoming” while gathering our gifts—the things we can become by letting go but were never given near no permission nor direction for such. To get through the initial “crisis state,” I hope to ease the freeze and bring the “I Am” in us back with us, as US, yet in a more complete voice. Any emotion-based enmeshment that has taken various parts of our endowed consciousness away has had its eon. We can now, now be. The question is: Does it take an act of illusion to transcend illusion? For me to give a demonstration I perhaps must “walk on eggshells” so to speak. Does this sound like a delusion of grandeur? I certainly know what one is after being victimized by international thieves (see attached letter, The success…). This would most likely bolster the American Psychiatric Associations’ psycho-phobia, and would very potentially be a suspect rationalization for their administration of a chemical lobotomy and then just one more, then another. Today I am unspeakably appreciative that frontal lobotomies are not practiced; I would certainly be stigmatized by the social stratum dominating the mud that made the mold in the name of a there and then god. I would not like to have been incarnated when green wood was the kind passage where “hell” would not be so harsh; and when the inertia of broken tongues and gods created in MAN’S image justified the most heinous act conceivable. Surely the superstitious are shaken by the shaft as I am what? An omni-path squared in a paradoxical ploy, a double-edged sword able to heal and with an illusion of kill (see
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Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303 attached, Is This Discrimination?). No! There is no otherness beyond what reflects back upon us in this is-ness made of I am-ness. Conclusion The last time I looked at my watch, It was not taboo to be scientific, and practically by default, rejecting of things immeasurable. There are factors without constraints as we know them that are based on our unique yet universal drive to find meaning in the human experience. As Martin Luther King once stated, it is and always has been the minorities that have initiated higher social platforms for humanity (see attached, Resume). Stages of maturity are brought about by the friction through the merging of both facts and pseudofiction…in the realm of social and spiritual domains. This does not mean that pseudosciences equivocate into meaningless babble, nor visa versa. Those who have contributed (even if they had not a clue what was happening) were or are those not bound in the double-blind box called near “Positivism.” Do not get my wrong, there is no doubt that empiricism has its value, it is priceless; but so do the multitudes throughout every time and climb who have experienced phenomena beyond present day scientific justification… we are all without measure, yet ever tangible. Everyone, believers as well as nonbelievers, are ever contributing as we seek comfort, purpose and meaning in the human experience, are ever contributing as we seek comfort, purpose and meaning in the human experience. My life experiences (see attached, letter from me) have shaped within me irreversible convictions. I will share these realities that cannot not be, but you must sincerely ask and be prepared to enter the “crisis state” ready and willing to clear out any dissonance reflecting through any illness rooted in the soul frequency. There is perfect justice reflecting through all that you do, all that you have, and all that you are. As the concept of Jung’s collective unconsciousness sought fruition in the field of self-understanding so must language lift one to seek in the end, as St. Frances put it, who is seeking. This is a call for contributions as you each ask yourself: Am I confident enough to really believe that our modern minds are playing with a full deck of cards enabling us to come into harmony with that which always is, here and now? Think on this for a moment. What May 2, 2005
Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303 thrusts and gusts have snuffed out those seers of a broader spectrum? How many more undercover chemical lobotomies are independent thinkers willing to risk in seeking that which is beyond the invisible, beyond the resistant residues hidden in our every we? Who feels a stronger need to remain rooted in the traditional vanity precursive to conditions in our global village today? Creatures of habit we are and that is a good thing; yet there comes a time when every domain becomes linked irrevocably; and clearly is seen, the dogmatic dream. Attached you will find my relative research as documented through unidentified E.M. Wave manifestations and my parallel predisposition to rebel against what in turn rebelled on me. My method of merging materials is in this format, as my test of resistance was not resisted.
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Dr. Forbes, ASU. History of Psychology 4303 References Supplements Attached: Resume with list of my opportunities and publications as a balance to my mindset terribleness. Letters of predisposition and multiple ongoing goals that just might debunk my failure zones. The Visit, a personal account with electro-magnetic vortices and “remembrance.” Please note: With the conditions I have created, this is my attempt to innovate and propose a research paper. My research subject: Reflecting on self through otherness, with whom I have found roots of validation in my experience and believe to share some similar form of tangency or mode with these two historical figures in focus. Everything is exactly the way it is supposed to be because everything happened to conduce this event. Reject or select, I promise it is ok for me to not innovate successfully and make null my earlier statement to you that “I was going to pass your class.” In that pompous slip and overconfidence implied I am grounded into a more humble mode. I am cool with your choice and accept that it is absolutely up to you to discern, as you deem appropriate and in our best academic interest. I decided that my web site project was my best resource because it failed to get published and critiqued. With that likely loss, though not my best, I turned the potential synergy struggle into a different kind of mess.
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http://www.themystica.com.mystica/articles/m/mesmerism.html http://www.skepdic.com/hypnosis.html http://www.eurohistory.com/Rasputin.html iii http://www.skepdic.com/mesmer.html iv http://www.themystica.com.mystica/articles/r/Rasputin.html v http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/k/khlysty.htm
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