History of Diseases, Part I

Posted to Subscribers on 26 September 2011

Dear Subscribers,

Ever so long ago, I promised to continue the discussion of spirochetes by going into a bit more depth about Lyme disease but what happened, to be honest, is that I went on a very long and fascinating excursion into the history of other diseases associated with spirochetes. Technically, spirochetes are bacteria, not parasites, but scientists often refer to parasites as bacteria (but I have not heard of them calling bacteria by other names such as helminths or whatever.) Since the detour had some interesting snapshots, a little digression may be entertaining even if not illuminating.

Given that my "education" in health-related subjects began on a metaphysical note, I was completely misled by a few fingers pointing the wrong direction. So, to be very clear, let's say my early exposure to health was not educational but rather a form of indoctrination. It involved things like brushing my teeth after meals, being jabbed with needles full of malevolent pusses and preservatives, being routinely x-rayed, and taking the medicines prescribed. My memory is a bit blank on very early experiences but the first horrific experience I do remember was a smallpox vaccine at a fire station in Seattle at age three and half. When those with needles belittled my resistance as "fear", they contributed to a deep need for future therapy so that I could remain in touch with my truths and not buy into the label that suggests that those who do not accept the science being promoted are hysterical and/or ignorant. At three, my ignorance was perhaps assumed by all to be a fact but I never believed my alleged hysteria was a fact. It was the only behavior I knew how to manifest when my education and vocabulary were so limited. One can, of course, have intuition and knowing without access to erudition. Anyway, the batch was in fact contaminated and those who received it developed scarlet fever. In my case, it caused very serious damage from which I have suffered now for more than 65 years.

So much for indoctrination. Now, let's go on to education. The theory of karma was very pronounced and exaggerated when I first got into what we might call the metaphysics of health. I am standing by the window debating whether or not to pitch this out also but because I invested more years in acquiring that knowledge base than the one imparted by parents and teachers, I have been hesitating for months and months. Here is the crux of the matter.

There is a colorful theory in metaphysics about seven races of humans. The first was called Polarian and, as the name suggests, they live at the Poles but are invisible to most because they are etheric and have no denser substance. The second was called Hyperborean and it is extinct. The Lemurians came next and here is where the drama becomes interesting. Supposedly, in early Lemurian times, people, still closer to the Hyperboreans than ideal Lemurians, were more etheric than physical. They could clone themselves and replicate by simply dividing, i.e., exude some ectoplasm or whatever and voilà!  I think viruses still act like this but most people have moved on . . .

When you can only replicate yourself, evolution is slow because you basically create more of the same rather than many differences. Moreover, when acting mainly from the point of view of one's own self, one is subjective and therefore not particularly interactive. So, to speed up the process of getting from Hyperborea to our ultimate potential, a few adjustments were necessary. The goal of being objective instead of subjective meant doing something about our minds. They were, of course, perfect before we messed too much with them, but to be really consciousness, the perceptual process had to be internalized. I don't know if there is any validity at all to this, but to help me imagine the process better, I think of early Lemurians as having antennae, suggesting that their consciousness was derived from outside and there was no need for processing the outside world objectively. The processing could occur on autopilot and operate below the threshold of consciousness. Well, everything was above or below that threshold.

Again, this is all just my imagination, but since we can only use seven circuits at a time, we had to give up something to become conscious. My understanding was that we gave up half of our sexuality. I.e., until that point in evolutionary history, we were all perfectly equipped with both masculine and feminine chromosomes, genes, whatever, but we needed to give up one or the other to be conscious. I am sure a lot of people are hitting delete and some are saying, "I knew it."

Obviously, it's very easy to see how sex can be on the brain . . . but more importantly, we need to stick to the story. When the division of sexes — which by the way is repeated in utero — was not quite complete, there was some confusion. Lots of people are still confused, but try not to worry about it because this, too, shall pass. Anyway, my imagination tells me that the loss of half of our sexuality was a cause of great grief and this is why the reproductive chakra is where we experience the emotions of sadness, loneliness, longing, and desire for completion. In the early stages of the differentiation of the sexes, the lines were blurry and some people retained some of their former procreative skills but over time, thousands and thousands and thousands of years, we could no longer procreate without a partner. Unilaterally, we could create mentally — ah ha — but not physically.

As people started to look more like boys and girls and to appreciate their new apparatuses, maybe not quite as good as antennae but nevertheless very interesting, they experimented and they did some nice things and some not nice things. So, here is the killer: the Lords of Karma gathered and discussed humanity's waywardness and decided to inflict a disease on those who misused their new parts. This decision has all the earmarks of a committee decision and we have suffered the stigmatism ever since.

I don't mean to be irreverent but this has been agonizing for a long time. I bought that story hook, line, and sinker. It's a gorgeous fairy tale, Olympian in concept. You are naughty so you suffer for your sins and this starts with some marks on your skin. Then, the disease burrows its way into the nervous system (and bones), and then it goes to your brain and you end up in a mental hospital screaming and yelling and perhaps even repenting.

This tortuous path was so tangled up that I bought a DVD about Schubert to see if I could get inside the head of a known sufferer, but all I saw was bad medicine. The music was, of course, gorgeous but just how much can you learn from listening to the Trout Quintet over and over again?

So, I went back to my herbal formulas and studied them and curiously enough, this led me to Harvard University's web site:


I was not reading metaphysical books on STDs but rather my obsession was with guaiacum. If you are not an herbalist, you will not appreciate this at all, but in a kind of a way, this was even "bigger" than my discovery that Hildegard of Bingen used galangal extensively. For those who think I only detour and never get to the point, here is the bottom line: we are propagandized from birth. Almost as soon as they whack us on the buns, they put stuff in our eyes and jab us with needles. One of my students took me to the hospital where she worked and I was in shock for months. I saw babies who were on different floors of the hospital from their mothers. They were newborn and were subjected to horrific procedures by people who didn't love them and who were not protecting them from falling off ice cold stainless steel tables. No wonder we want to be reborn or rebirthed or whatever.

Hildegard of Bingen So, what is the point? Before Marco Polo came back from China, Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) was using galangal. It only grows in Thailand, South China, and parts of Indonesia. Of course, it may be cultivated in Hawaii and elsewhere but its original habitat was Asia. You see, history was a bloody lie. Someone knew about galangal and therefore Asia before Marco Polo (1254-1324) was hauled before the Inquisition. What is so dangerous about knowledge?

Guaiacum is exponentially more interesting than galangal because it is subtropical and not just unique to the West Indies but it was specifically used to treat syphilis by the now almost extinct Carib peoples. It only arrived in Europe after Christopher Columbus "discovered" America and his sailors brought the dreaded disease home with them. It spread like wildfire in the late 15th century. The mortality rate was extremely high for some 75-odd years and then the disease became more chronic than acute. The causative organism, Treponema pallidum, was not identified until the early 20th century and a more humane treatment has yet to be standardized.

Okay, Treponema pallidum is a spirochete that is associated with a number of other diseases that are largely tropical, diseases like yaws. Likewise, the borrelia spirochete is curiously similar to another tropical spirochete from Africa. Not to be ethnocentric, but I think there was original sin in the West before these spirochetes found their way into our cerebral spinal fluid.

Now, back to the morality play: according to the pundits who pen this stuff, syphilis (and other sexually transmitted diseases) were punishments for not interacting properly with our fellow human beings. Extended somewhat, any interaction that is not based on right relationships would manifest something occurring from the action. I.e., hit someone and that person suffers a bruise or broken bone. The hitter's karma may come quickly with a counterpunch or somewhat more slowly with a restraining order or endless incarnations later with insanity? Lose control of your skis or surf board and crash and recover. Keep going: shoot someone, very bad karma, and the victim is injured or dies; the shooter goes to hell and if lucky enough to escape, reincarnates as a cockroach or something. Likewise, intrude on the turf of mosquitoes or deer ticks and suffer a mortal infection. All these conditions are results of actions and reactions to actions so they are supposed to teach us to behave. The problem, of course, is the victim and perpetrator do not suffer equally, at least not in a limited time frame.

The closest I ever came to a one-on-one lesson in this kind of karma was a spider bite in 1995. It laid me low for a year but supposedly it fits the theory. I never saw the spider, only the holes in my skin. Otherwise, I have too much Virgo in my chart to be reckless. However, not being able to walk for a year encouraged me to face a few fears as well as to entertain the notion that perhaps the spider would speak to me if I were polite.

So, that was just to sort out what is personal here and what isn't. Let's dispose of the metaphysical theory with a few more statements. Diseases were alleged to be of three types: Lemurian, Atlantean, and Aryan (not white but this era). You could also say that diseases were physical, emotional, or mental or that they were cardinal, fixed, or mutable. You could also go East and say they were rajasic, tamasic, or sattvic.

For countless years, I looked at microorganisms as Lemurian to the extent that they have huge etheric components and tiny physical realities — and they are very fast replicators, cloners, and mutators. That idea still has some usefulness but it isn't the whole story. It's just different from a disease caused by congestion due to eating too much sugar or fat. Diseases related to microorganisms are also different from diseases characterized by depletion due to distractions, overwork, and so on and so forth.

Sometimes I ask people, "What do you think caused your disease?" or "Of all the possible factors underlying this disease, which makes more sense to you?" Most people say they don't know. However, the only reason they don't know is that they are still running those old indoctrination programs and guilt tripping themselves for skipping the visit the dentist or gynecologist or whatever instead of guilt tripping themselves for not listening to their own inner voices.

Many blessings,




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