How does the brain do or supposedly do all this spiritual “Woo” and magical stuff? Surprisingly it is not just all in the mind. The Yoga axiom of “Mind, Body and Spirit” is incomplete. It is “Mind, Body and Emotion in Balance develops Spirit”. (“Wu” and the character for it in Chinese refers to shaman and energy they uses.)
There was a question where all this is initiated in the brain.
Delta and theta waves affecting thalamus, cortex and the Hippocampus respectively. The studies I have heard from a talk given by a Dr. with researchers show that Delta waves can go from 4 to 40 with healers and other shaman. What is interesting is the theta interactions. What is important is the sensory and motor connections. Also studies show that the heart responds faster than the brain does for precognition, in other studies. Speaking that the whole body and its spirit connections is a “spirit brain”. We are more holographic in our presence. Where is this connection?
Chinese Chi Gong Masters wrote close to 1400 years ago “The Tendon Changing, Marrow Washing” classic. And in the past 20 years, researchers have found that indeed there is something very special with the collagen fibers that make up most of our body, and does involve tendons and affect the health of our marrow in our bones. The articles that I have shared below, show that the acupuncture meridians follow fascia planes on the body. These articles are copied whole with annotations to the actual medical journals.
Collagen is a liquid crystal. It moves Protons or hydrogen ions from one water molecule to another. So it moves mass and charge. The forces in this realm are electroweak and influences EMF and weak nuclear forces. Basically involves both electrons and protons in various ways. What is interesting is that the body doesn’t sense this directly.
If you change the ion potential in parts of the body it changes the metabolism of each part of your body. You change your metabolism you set up a different tuning, more like a 3d pattern enhancement like tele-porters. (Pardon the Star Trek allusion). Dancing, postures, chants, the whole psycho-somatic-emotional element all come to play to manipulate the bodies behavior. The evocation of feelings, and holding attitudes changes our metabolism. Oddly enough every spiritual and metaphysical practices affects our bodies collagen fibers and all the energy dynamics that go with it.
Spiritual practices all have this metaphorical and symbolic systems that are highly potent to individuals psychosomatic-emotional dynamic. Whatever psychological metaphors to manage ones internal landscape is, they are all real. What is important is how you relate this to your sensory-motor part of your brain. The metabolic changes from our own emotional states affects our Vagus nerve and changes our bodies metabolism. At the same time the physical activity is more tuning. This positions each fascia bundle. Turning one on and one off, uses muscles, vibrating and collagen , our fascia, can attune water’s shape. Which changes what type of EMF it can absorb and emit. Muscles have special nerves that are pressure sensors, so there is also fine tuning of all the body’s antennas. So you can intra-communicate with the body with charge, EMF and electroweak forces, and also, to the outer world. From my study in physics, there is a flux of activity in the electroweak energy and there posits an interchange with other materials. Some infer that there may be virtual matter (spirit/astral). The ranges of effect matches the Reich studies and as defined in Bonewitz’s thesis matches the calculations from an old article in Scientific American for electroweak forces from a gravitational study. Two ends of this energy is described as alpha up to 15 m and Beta levels up to 1500 m. That said that is a pretty good correlation. This last bit is my conjecture. Until there scientific corroboration, numbers and the correlation is seem to fit.
The physics is solid and so is the science in bio-physiology.
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As to burn out: Collagen needs to be managed exercised and hydrated. Ritual, psychic work and heavy power exchange in “adult activities” along with victims of vampires, need to hydrate. Hydration is absolutely necessary to keep healthy. Collagen as a protein requires water. It is water and how it interacts with the protein and how the body uses it, is very important. One of Eastern traditions speak about attachment and detachment. Detachment is a requirement and is important to develop high spiritual abilities. Many western practices and religious practices attachment is important and being woven into the energy of everything you have into spiritual intimate connection with the divine and community. Imagine this electroweak flux weaving a pattern of energy linking up domains of matter and other energy between people and things. Your body tries to maintain an equilibrium to keep your body healthy. If it is hyper-stimulated from everything, your body doesn’t recoup. It can damage your collagen fibers. Collagen fibers and their shape inform your body to heal. Studies show that if collagen is damaged, it can inform cells to become cancerous.
Now if people take these patterns into them, that are not part of who and what they are, it damages them over time. Center on who you are and ground out what is not you. For many practitioners, and the type of spirit worker sicknesses that occurs includes autoimmune disorders, along with heart disease, exacerbated mental disorders, etc.. Also this informs the brain and over-rides and causes some of the temporary schizophrenia or psychosis in some. DSM-IV has that listed as Kundalini Crisis and Chi-Gong psychosis as “crisises of faith”, not mental disorders. However there are psychosomatic repercussions to practitioners that lead to physical and mental issues, if not managed. There is a spiritual repercussions when Kundalini or Chi-Gong is done too much without the body attuning to the energy, and people not converting the energy to match their own. Laying off and recuperating is necessary, and not forcing one’s practices, to get back to an even keel. Some practitioners are about being connected. This is a legitimate practice for a core mind. Groups need to know how to tune into the core mind and energy, and yet know how to keep themselves separate from it,which involves Tuning in and tuning out, or learning attachment and detachment. There is some of this in theory and belief, but I see very little of this in practice.
What I try to teach is a healthy way to pay attention to this energy, and know what is you and not you. The methodology of interacting with thought forms, entities or some other astral artifact to have it do work, translate energy and do stuff so it doesn’t adversely affect the body. Astral plane walking I use a separate spirit body. This takes work to build. But it has to align with my energy or it will tear mine up. Over 20 years ago I had a lot of these forms and it wove me in tight into the tapestry of the northeast. An entity wanted to trade places with me. That was an important lesson about the trap, the wheel of Samsara and even gods get trapped with their attachments. I could work magic and read people deeply from all over the area. Make any positive change for me, nope, not-ta, nothing. I was woven tight. I had to let it all go. Those who don’t loose their health.
So the mind and body connects with our symbolic way of viewing things. Our energy and spirit body communicates with our body, our body with our sensory motor areas of the brain along with feedback from the vagus nerve, sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric nervous systems, along with our central nervous system. The emotions, metabolic states and relationship to our body imprint our mind with images and symbols that we manipulate, or Vice Versa. This gives a rich symbolic system that people use that have their own and cultural emotionally laden concepts to manage energy through the lens of their magical tradition. I try to see it for what it is.One author’s description use the imagery of a Ham radio. Take into more frequencies, 3D patterns that move and in time, and have residual effects, we may be getting closer to the idea. I like the Chinese Chi Gong model because yang energy is the EMF side where there is little residual effect and can make the yin, astral matter domain patterns disappear or set them into place or move the pattern energy. Imagine the antenna making a snowball of energy holding, throwing it or morphing it. or simply dispersing it. I think beyond this, that our body makes patterns and can evoke patterns.
Energy worker health and the use of magical patterns, and where I have used magical patterns in practice. I have had to shield myself and use natural energy to maintain the shields by a pattern, so I don’t have to tend it all the time. Spring and Fall, Trees tend to filter a lot of the dense Astral/yin material patterns that people naturally slough off. We sensitives tend to pick it up and internalize it, and try to make sense of it. You can’t it is like trying to put garbage into a jigsaw puzzle. It can make your crazy. Block it out let it go, don’t own it. A lot of these patterns are not coherent nor compatible with people, whether they pick it up in groups, places or individuals, unless people do a lot of work cleaning themselves up, this can make them sick and damage their collagen fibers and their own energy pattern.
Astrological EMF tends to pattern the energy also, along with its skip and sub patterns in domains of patterns. Feng-shui identifies where EMF comes from, tectonic activity/mounts, thermal inversions of water and air, the movement and compression of wind and water, organic triphosphate decay, lightning, the sun, the moon, and the mechanical activities of tree with compression and decompression of laminar flow and stacked water molecules. That is an empirical metaphysical system that identifies nature’s sources for EMF that can affect individuals. That is a pretty tight correlation.
After all that, this is why people use magical symbolic metaphors with complex conceptual overlays into them, so they can manage many knobs on one type of a radio. The third eye works with fascia planes through the center of the brain as does the back of the head. A natural flow of this Yin energy flows down from the top of the head through a person front and backup the back. This is called the micro-cosmic orbit in Chi Gong. Kundalini there are two versions that people talk about, energy up the vagus nerve the thrusting channel or up the spine or the tendon/fascia/collagen up the spine. Both work. Traditionally it is up the Vagus nerve. They intersect at fascia connections “chakra” and communicate to all the nadi or lo, the acupuncture meridians. (nadi is from Sanskrit and lo is from Chinese for channels where energy flows.)
This astral energy that isn’t yours or is yours that have attachments to unbalanced things or other things, cause these bits of spirit to act like resistors or turned off rheostats. Once managed these pathways are managed. Energy forced through them, causes heat, electric charges and pain, and can damage the fascia. That becomes difficult to heal at that point. Too many Energy workers end up being completely burned out.
Also people who are into chakra play or power exchange without any knowledge of this hurts the people they play with. I think of it as type spiritual abuse (nicest word for what I really want to call it.) If this is done, and even in the spiritual practices, psychological aftercare and counseling is needed for people to transition from their long held issues. Catharsis if there isn’t acknowledgement or coping mechanisms for these issues can be devastating to people.
The applications to magic, spiritual development, energy cultivation, and relationships to people, beings, places, divine and supernatural realms, along with the deep anthropological implications are vast.
Sources: Acupuncture Meridians and energy links Articles copies and saved in their entirety from Journals:
Vampires and Energy Workers studies:
Conjectures and Facts