Note: all this information is to be treated as the author’s opinion. You need to investigate these matters to arrive at your own informed opinion.
I am going to deal with the emotions in five basic groups, plus one. The five basic groups of emotions are fear, anger, joy, worry and grief. The extra one I will add here is revulsion or disgust. I have added this extra group because it is relevant later in the creation of some types of strokes. I say these emotions are groups because there are fine shades of emotional states in each of them and I don’t want to mention them all. So for example the fear group includes everything from the milder apprehension to fright, fear and so on to horror and full blown terror. They differ only in intensity but certainly there will be differences in bodily reactivity.
The emotion of fear.
Let us first consider only the case of obvious danger. I will deal with obscure danger or danger without an apparent cause later as you need the information on ESP to understand how that is brought about. With the very first and even the flimsiest perception of danger the body moves rapidly into a state of readiness for serious action. This preparatory stage essentially means the skeletal musculature is moved into high energy production so that the body can be ready to take strenuous action at a moment’s notice. Next a heightened state of arousal of sensory organs is initiated and at the same time we find there is the decline of any systems in the body that is not needed for action. And it is important to appreciate that until a decision is made to either return to rest or take action such a state of readiness in the body endures. This is normal and healthy but if the fear extends too long over time then this very important state of readiness becomes problematic. And it is important to say here that danger does not mean harm is done. Danger only means that some potentially harmful conditions are pending. It is only the possibility that suffering harm or injury. But when that possibility is seen, and before it is ascertained as to whether it is real or not, the body moves into high gear.
After the changes in body function occurs and usually for a short period of time, our attention is focused on the perception of anything and everything in our environment that may give us any information as to the nature of the danger that we face. We look to discover even if the danger is real or a “false alarm”. To gain such a high degree of perceptivity normal thinking is reduced or even suspended. Thus we do not reason in this short period of time. We are wholly engage in intense perception and that includes direct mental perception or ESP. A person experiencing intense fear and thus has become very highly perceptive normally finds their thinking processes are suspended. They may also, as a result appear stunned or suffer a loss of memory as well as an inability to think. They may not be able to remember even very familiar information, such as their phone number or street address. This looks abnormal or strange and is treated as such by doctors when the danger is not obvious, but it is in fact normal. This you need to also prove for yourself. If the danger is very great and the person has not been able to either discern sufficiently what sort of danger they face or cannot gain the information they need to make a decision, then this stage extends over time. This is not usually the case in times of obvious danger but it is commonly the case where the danger is not apparent and due to foul game play. Indeed this state of affairs is sought after by the toxic people in order to maltreat the individual.
After we gain the information we need about the danger we begin to reason to arrive at a course of action. We use the perceptions we have garnered to decide what to do.
These two occurrences, namely the firing up of the body to high energy production and heightened sensory arousal followed by a short period of time of intense perception is misused in very many and varied ways by controlling, manipulative people.
I call these people toxic and the relationships that they forge with others as toxic relationships because while these means are used to gain power and influence to manipulate and control others, they do immeasurable physical harm. The harm is done through somatic upheavals, which means the damage occurs through indirect physical means. And there is a third way that harm is done using fear. As I mentioned above the systems of the body that are not essential for fight or flight or whatever is to be done are declined. The two systems that are always declined is the digestive system and the reproductive system. A third system is declined only if the danger is deemed to be external and that is the immune system. If however the danger is deemed to be internal the immune system is not only not declined, it can be made to fire up to the max and be turned against various areas of the body including tissues and or organs. I will discuss the basic way that the harm is done in the third chapter but very briefly here I will say that all allergies and autoimmune diseases, including cancer and strokes are caused in this way. Cancer is essentially an autoimmune disease. However it is not the immune system itself but stem cell mediated immunity that is ignited as to create cell barriers and shield and even highly aggressive and combative immune cells. It really shows that the body is capable of a greater amount of defence than we normally appreciate. And it also shows that it is not due to any genetic miscopying, because while the barrier cells might be seen as out of control, the combative cells cannot be so easily justified. No amount of miscopying can create specialized actions of this sort.
When a person ascertains that there is no danger their body will immediately return to the normal rest state. We say that we relax again and we experience this with a sense of relief. This relief is the absence of concern and the return of the body to normal energy production, especially the skeletal musculature. If however the danger is deemed to be real or if the nature of such danger is uncertain then energy production is held high and of course heightened attention and sensory organ arousal is maintained to aid any further perceptions as may be required to deal with the danger.
Acute perceptivity, the elevation in energy production in the skeletal musculature and the decline of unnecessary systems constitute major changes in whole body function. These are what we collectively are calling fear.
Yes certain ideas and thoughts are involved but these are only information and are not the domainof psychology. When we put information into a computer we call it data. When we get information about our environment through sensory and mental perception, we call it thoughts or ideas.None of it is psychology. The medical industry chooses not to recognize the changes to body function as fear but rather as auxiliary to fear. Fear they claim is experienced in the brain and they name that fear a psychological condition, citing the ideas a person perceives and their reasoning as evidence of psychology. Thus they treat the changes in body function, especially where the issues canbe made obscure (which I will explain in the next section) as the “physical symptoms of disease” –most commonly as a mental disorder but also as a physical disease as for instance heart disease. It conveniently creates a market for drugs but it also means that a person becomes caught in a bind. They are unable to use the ideas as information to resolve issues. These ideas and thoughts are far from imaginary or issues from the past or their supposed personal demons and so on. The issues they face are issues in the present and serious issues at that and they involve other people. Sometimes issues that were first created in the past are used but nonetheless, those issues are in some way made current in order to affect the person.
Changes in body function are mostly initiated and/or facilitated through a stimulus that originates in some part of the brain, whether due to fear or anything else. It is wrong for us to accept only half the story. The physical changes in the body, changes in the way the body functions are fear and they are rational changes. One area of the brain that is involved is the amygdale. Scientists talk about this area of the brain and the thalamus, where the amygdala are located, as being an “emotional centre” and specifically as the “seat of anger and fear”. Thinking about an area of the brain in these terms defies reason. The amygdala is simply an area of the brain that triggers the body into higher energy production and heightened arousal and depending on the hormones produced, may also play a part in decreasing metabolism too. Increased energy production is associated with fear, but there are other conditions that are also associated with the body being suddenly moved into a heightened state of arousal that have nothing to do with fear. For instance excitement, sensual and sexual arousal also involves this area of the brain and that has nothing to do with fear or anger. However when this area has be named an emotional centre and particularly as “the seat of fear” then this very naming of part of the brain becomes influential in explaining what is going on. Experiments have been done where a person is subjected to a frightening situation. For instance rides in an amusement park such as on the big dipper may cause apprehension in some people. Immediately afterwards the rider is confronted by another person of the opposite sex who holds their attention for a short time, as for instance in asking them a series of questions. It was found that shortly after the “fear experience” that person may find the questioner attractive. On the basis of this they claim that sexual attraction and fear are associated. This deduction is influenced largely by calling a certain part of the brain “an emotional centre” and specifically a “fear centre”. If we appreciate that the ride on the big dipper is not the same experience for everyone then we can see how the deduction is wrong. Some may be terrified riding on the big dipper but for others it is a thrilling or exciting experience and not a fearful one. The commonality between the two groups is that the same reactivity, often called an “adrenaline rush” occurs in the body. The only reality is that the part of the brain that is associated with high energy production and sensory arousal is stimulated and nothing more. That adrenaline rush may be associated with fear but it may also be associated with excitement even with sexual excitement in some situations. And there is more to it.
None of the processes in the body stop suddenly. So while a person may have experienced fear and high energy production in the body, that state of affairs does not abruptly stop when they get off the big dipper. It continues for a short while as the heart and lungs need time to return to a normal state. Thus when the person is talking to someone of the opposite sex they are not experiencing fear anymore but they surely experience bodily arousal while their heart and lungs are coming down to normal. This excited state of the body can be mistaken for an attraction to someone else, especially if relevant ideas are presented. I mentioned earlier that the instant reactivity to danger together with the short period following it of intense perception is a condition that is misused by controlling, manipulative people. The part of the brain can be artificially stimulated by the presentation of sudden but obscure danger and I will show you exercises you can do to discover this for yourself later.
A part of the fear reaction is a short period of intense perception in order to ascertain the danger. This short period of time can be used to present all manner of ideas resulting in a multitude of way that this situation can be misused BUT only where there is relationship. The reason is that the heightened perception is not only sensory. When there are people involved who are in relationship with the person targeted they can be made to experience all manner of things that have nothing to do with fear but everything to do with bodily arousal. I will show you in the next chapter how a person may be influenced. I will explain how a person can be made to “fall in love at first sight” through the exploitation of bodily arousal and the presentation of ideas by someone related to the person concerned. Getting someone to fall in love with you doesn’t have any long term effects so to maintain such a relationship foul play is employed by the toxic people who seek to influence another person in this way. That foul play may sometimes have grave consequences for the maltreated party and it is always a lifelong experience, until and unless the person thus maltreated discovers the truth and can escape.
When we fully appreciate that fear is instigated by thoughts and that these thoughts are perceptions then we are in a good position to use fear to our advantage. We don’t control fear nor do we overcome fear, for there isn’t anything in fear to either control or overcome. We only need to appreciate that the instantaneous changes in body function that are fear are of assistance to us. The perceptions that accompany sudden bodily arousal, where there is no apparent reason need to be scrutinized more carefully, if we are not to be adversely influenced by others. And when we realize that thoughts are powerful motivators of the body as to bring about significant changes when those ideas are upheld with confidence, we can also assess what it is exactly that we uphold with confidence and whether rightfully or not. Only then are we better able to manage the extent to which changes in body function manifest and tailor them for the situation at hand. Ideas, as you will see in the rest of this discourse, make all the difference because with ideas changes in body function are motivated. The realm of ideas and how to handle them and use them is the domain of my next book but I would like to add a note here that is relevant. Many times we do not appreciate that ideas are presented to us by others. And of course when we have a psychiatric profession claiming that people have, in supposed “deep and dark recesses of their psyche”, aggression and negative ideas and thoughts, then we have people seriously confused as to what to do. Such medical opinion makes a person believe that the ideas they become aware of have some reality and authority. Indeed all presented ideas are mere suggestion and all suggestion is just “an invitation to treat”, a contractual offer, as it were. It is up to you to take it or leave it. All suggestion is essentially null and void. It does not found reality. When we know this we can easily discharge the idea from mind because we can see that it has no value. We only value ideas that we treat as real or as having authority. And it is worth saying this too, an intent to do harm is essentially a suggestion. The toxic people still need to sell that intent as real before they can do harm and for that reason they pose danger or the possibility of harm. This is not so obvious to accept as suggestion but you will find that it is really only suggestion. However even though an intent to do harm is a suggestion it is still a crime and that means the offender incurs a debt in the mental realm, which the targeted person is able to collect as of right at the time of their choosing by the declaration of countering ideas. This is a big subject and I discuss it at length in my next book.
Fear is a healthy response and never weakness. It is simply the ability of the body to charge up rapidly when we need to move fast and /or strongly in the face of danger. Furthermore it is also the way the body sustains the energizing of the skeletal musculature while waiting to take action. We can observe and measure the slight energizing process in the body that become ignited with the anticipation of doing some exercises. However if the person does not engage in any exercise within the next few minutes then that anticipatory charge up of the body dissipates. In danger however we need more than an anticipation of having to do some exercise. Thus the idea of danger ignites fear, which are the processes that move the body into a high energy state and maintains the body in that state while ever the danger is current and we have not made some decision as to what to do. Once we respond and start running or fighting or whatever is going to prevent us from suffering harm then the fear reaction is no longer needed, the action sustains the body in a high energy state.
It is very wrong to believe that a person should “just not react” because the body is designed to react or what some scientists call being “hard wired” to react and to react with the slightest, flimsiest perception of danger. Only after the body is made ready for action does a stimulus go to the cortex -the outer cover of the brain, which is used for thinking and from my own observations somewhere in that vicinity there is brain activity due to processing some mental perceptions as well. When the danger is deemed to be real reasoning tells the body that high energy action needs to be continued so the part of the brain that has enabled the body to rapidly raise its energy producing process is continually activated. The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) sends stimuli to other parts of the body. In particular a stimulus is sent to the adrenal gland, which is situated above the organ of the kidney and which is part of the endocrine system. One secretion that goes into the bloodstream accelerates the heart. A high heart rate is necessary to ensure that fuel materials, which are carried by the blood, reach all the parts of the body that are required to be energized for action. The Chinese associate the heart with the element of fire and this we can see is reasonable as the heart rate controls the generation of energy (fire) because it controls the availability of fuel materials to the cells where energy is generated. When the heart beats fast more fuels are circulated in the body and thus more energy can be produced in the cells. With the urgent need of energy the heart accelerates to highest activity but such a situation should be transient. It should last only as long as we need to discern what to do.
After that the action we undertake keeps the body working hard. If however issues are created such that the person cannot address them or cannot properly address them, then ongoing danger can be posed and fear may become an enduring condition. This is an unhealthy situation. This is a case where the emotion has become pathological.
The claims of being able to get rid of fear and having no fear are really ridiculous. However there is a time when we will feel no fear and that includes everybody. To understand this it is important only to appreciate that fear is the preparation for action not the action. Sun Tzu in his book The Art of War realized this when he said “place the troops on a ground from which there is no escape and they will fight fearlessly”. The reason is that there is no necessity for the body to continue to use artificial means to sustain high energy states (ie fear) because with strenuous action high energy states are naturally generated and continue to be generated while ever the person is engaged in such action.
There is no one that doesn’t feel fear when they are confronted by danger, however some people claim not to experience fear. There are reason for this and one is that they may be not consciously aware of the fear. I will explain later the two basic coping habits that we use in times of stress. You can see that one of them causes the body to move into heightened activity. For some of those people, who use a strongly elevated metabolism coping habit, fear is very quickly covered by a further elevation of the metabolism. The net result is that the person is not aware of the fear but only an expression of raised activity, if even that because their attention is distracted.
Another type of reaction is the person who becomes angry when they experience fear and the reaction is rapid, too rapid for them to appreciate the fear. Their reaction is one of hostility or aggression but underlying it there is fear. As both fear and anger and/or aggression are all high energy states they are not readily distinguishable the one from the other when they occur together and when the ideas that give rise to them cloud one another. And always it is important to realize that once a person has perceived and decided on some course of action they will generally no longer feel fear because fear is only the preparatory condition. So a person who has a plan of action under most conditions will quickly move to taking that action so the duration of the fear is short.
People are fed the idea that fear is equal to weakness and that is simply not true. I will mention here another condition that is very common and one in which the person may be vaguely aware of fear but mostly they will not feel it even though they are in a high fear state. We enter fear states when we detect danger to prepare for action, however we may not necessarily become aware of that danger. I will discuss this at length later because it is basic to foul game play. But briefly here I would like to add that when danger is posed the toxic people may not want to simply scare “the target”. They most commonly look to take advantage of the high mental perceptivity that is a part of fear. Indeed the victim may be continually held in a state of fear, ( high perceptivity) in order to present that person with all manner of ideas to cause all sorts of different reactions. So though the victim enters the state of high perceptivity they do not detect thoughts that depict the danger because other stronger thoughts override the thoughts of the danger that is posed There is however a giveaway sign and that is an unusual hot feeling in the body that won’t dissipate naturally and which may begin abruptly and end unexpectedly, and which may also be episodic. This feeling hot may also appear as “not feeling the cold” if the weather is cool. So while a person may ordinarily wear a jumper for instance they do not feel the need for that extra clothing while under a fear state.
Before we leave the emotion of fear let me also add here that fear does not only mean the activation of the body to higher energy production and sensory arousal. It also means that any systems in the body that is not needed in dealing with danger are declined. Thus the digestive system, the reproductive system are declined and immunity if the danger is perceived to be external..
With external danger then, problems in the areas of digestion, reproduction/sexuality and immunity are often indicators of an underlying fear condition, which should be first investigated before taking drugs. Immunity is in particular of great significance. Doctors talk about a “weak immune system”. When you understand what is being played out you will realize that in the vast number of cases it is no such thing. There is only a fully active or partially active or totally inactive immune system almost always due to underlying fear conditions of one sort or another. The more acute the danger that can be posed the greater the degree of decline of the immune system. We are sold ideas of microbes causing harm, especially viruses that we cannot combat other than with a vaccine as a precautionary measure. This is untrue. The body is able to defend against any and all new microbial invasions, if the immune system is working to full capacity.
To understand more properly what is going on let us look at historical conditions that have been grossly misrepresented by the medical profession as to induce people to take medicines that they do not always need. The flu vaccine is one such measure.
What historical events are used to scare us into taking vaccinations and other antibiotic medications? And please note I am not saying that these are never needed. What I am saying is the extent of their use is excessive and really only profit taking. The most well known historical event that is used to scare people is the wiping out of the South American native population by a supposed introduction of a microbe or microbes from Europe by the European invaders. Yes indeed the South American natives died in their millions but the questions are:
- were there new microbes brought by the Conquistadors to The America’s? And
- if so was the death of millions of American native peoples due to their exposure to those supposed new “European microbes”? There is enough evidence and strong evidence to indicate that the death of these people by the millions, indeed they were all wiped out, was not due to any introduced species. In fact the most common microbes that they had been subjected to for many hundreds of years would have killed them. Why?
The first piece of evidence is that the Conquistadors and other conquerors were extremely cruel in their treatment of the native people. They commonly and savagely disfigure thousands of people, cutting off parts of their body, sometimes in public demonstrations of power. People had for example their ears cut off and then were sent away bleeding profusely, screaming in pain and suffering immensely, while their own people watched. These atrocities were done as an example of what the invaders are prepared to do to anyone that may oppose them. The main aim of the invaders was to lay their hands on all of the gold in South America and transport it back to Europe. Their cruel actions meant that the whole population was forced to live in gripping fear continually while they were robbed of anything valuable, especially gold items. Living in fear means whole tribes of people were forced to live with declined immunity over a prolonged period of time. Any germs, even those that they have developed antibodies against would be able to take a foothold in their body and kill them when their immune system is declined.
This fact is not mentioned today so that they may purport that the natives died due to new microbes from Europe. It is propaganda that guarantees the sale of antibiotics and vaccines in today’s world and has no bearing on the truth.
And there are two more things to say here. One is that people are not carriers of germs that they transmit to other any old time. People are only infectious during a certain period of time after they themselves have an infection. The Conquistadors were healthy so they could not have transmitted germs to the natives.
The other is that there is an implied idea that immunity is an evolutionary process. This is not true. We can be infected one day and within a short period of time, maybe even days the body has developed immunity to the microbes. This is not evolution! So even if the Conquistadors had brought germs from Europe, under normal circumstances the natives, as anyone else for that matter would have been able to fight off the infection because of their body’s immunity. It is possible that a few might have been disadvantaged as to die but not the millions that died.
There is another continent that was colonized by Europeans with similar consequences but this time there was a difference that shows the matter up much more clearly. King Leopold of Denmark lay claim to the Congo region of Africa and here again extreme cruelty was used against the natives to prevail over them. In this case there was no gold to be obtained but rather the use of the natives as forced labour to grow cash crops, including rubber. To force the natives to work they cut off the right hand of any and everyone that resisted. Hundreds if not thousands had their right hand chopped off in brutal public shows of power. Here again the people lived in gripping fear and here again millions died; around twenty million were wiped out by germs. However in this case the need to maintain a labour force caused the European overlords to moderate their extreme cruelty, which lead to the survival of the rest of the population. It is clear that the people were dying owing to the decline of their immunity due to living in gripping fear. Their bodies were simply unable to fight the germs that they were exposed to and exposed to all of their lives, not some supposed imported variety. Even apart from that, both in the case of South America and Africa, the Europeans were not sick and germs are not transmitted by well people. As I mentioned above, germs are only transmitted by people who are infected and sick and then only during a certain time in the illness.
While the South American case is held up as proof of new types of germs killing people as the supposed cause of death, the African /Congo case is not even given a passing mention. Why not? Because the African case is clearly a case of brutality leading to fear and declined immunity and that does not suit the propaganda that will cause people to rush out and buy drugs.
If we examine the time of the plague in Europe then here again we find similar conditions. There were whole segments of the population that never got the plague, while other areas were ravaged. Why? We would have to look at the politics of the time and what was happening in the lives of those ravaged. The reality is that our immune system copes with all cases, new and old. After all our body is able to identify any new microbe, which we have never encountered before, and develop an antibody to fight against it. Most of the time our body does this without our even knowing that we are fighting an infection. If on the other hand we are forced to live in gripping fear then any microbe, even the most common microbe that we would have contacted and combated in our body without noticing any effects many, many times in a life time in the past could threaten our life and even kill us in the present. And it has nothing to do with any weak immunity. The reason is that if the immune system is declined so that even the antibodies that are formed in the past and worthy weapons of defence won’t be of any use if they are not used. They just sit dormant in the body when the immune system that employs those antibodies is declined.
Every day in the course of daily life we breath in, eat and pick up through even the slightest wounds in the skin and via contact with others millions upon millions of microbes. Our immune system normally fights them and we don’t even realize that we have combated them and fought them off. Germs are opportunistic but they can only gain ground where there is no adequate immune response. Vaccines aid this process because through the introduction into our body of a small and often less virile form of a virus our immune system can very easily fight it off and in the process build the antibody that we need for any more serious attack. However if we are healthy and not subjected to long term fear, then we can cope even with the most serious microbes. Only if a person is forced to live in fear of their lives on a daily basis do they become highly vulnerable to infection because their immune system is declined over time.
Here again I want to make mention that fear alone does not spell disaster if we are aware of our situation. I was faced with a potentially disastrous situation in my house for a period of at least six months, it was probably longer. People had been coming into my house when I went out to do my shopping. They created various problems and one problem was that they brought rats and mice into my house. As the rats and mice did not find food lying around they would run away into the forest outside. To compensate for this occurrence they brought handfuls of rat excrement and place it in various places, from the floor to the rafters and near food preparation areas. At the same time the people who did this (and which it appeared to me included police) had brought criminals into my area at night and sometimes in the day time too. Living in the forest meant that they could stay some distance away and remain unseen. However they had to be able to enter my house to create a threat. This is one reason why I believe police were involved. I certainly had experienced fear but the interesting thing that I found was that I could still keep my immune system functioning fully. And it is all a matter of understand what is going on. One can simply instruct one’s body when one has knowledge. I had seen enough times that the immune system does not decline simply because of fear. It declines when the fear is perceived to be external. I was able to use mental prescriptions to suggest to my body that there were two dangers. The one was external but only a threat. The other was internal and needed priority action. I then set upon a course of action. As I saw it I had one of two choices. One was to keep the house scrupulously clean but this option was not possible. Apart from the fact that I have three brooms and I had to search to find one, there was also the fact that the stuff on the rafters was out of my reach. The other choice was to train up my immune system. I set about to clean up those areas with rat and mouse excrement in small sessions but without any mask on and without gloves. I used a tray and brush to clean up and it did cause some dust to rise into the air. In small exposures every day I finally cleaned up all the areas that I could reach and those that I could not reach are still there today. That was in 2007-8 and I never fell ill, not even for a day. Furthermore there was all manner of talk about deadly viruses etc., but four years later I am in good health. So even in a case of external danger one can still move to retain their immunity, given you understand the circumstances.
There was also something else that happened that helped me with positive ideas in this situation. Years ago, while I was in primary school I experienced a great deal of racism. I am Greek as well as Australian and the school and my siblings attended was largely Anglo-Saxon. One of the things that were said to me on numerous occasions was a kind of nasty joke, or so I saw it at the time. They said that there was once a house and it had rats and first some English people went to live there and within a few days they had to leave. Then some Irish people went to live there and within a week they too had to leave. Finally some Greek people went to live in that house and after two weeks the rats came out. It made me feel bad at the time, which I guess was the aim. However I remembered that joke and now I felt confident that I, being Greek would surely prove superior against the rats! I am mentioning this here as an introduction also because the rats situation was also used creatively to try and cause me other health problems as I will discuss in a later chapter.
Let us again return to discuss the evidence of germs or not germs! The last piece of evidence that I want to present to you is a contrary example to that of infection in the presence of germs. This, like the Congo case, is also a case that the medicos fail to mention. This is the case of the refugees in Rwanda after the massacre that took place. A million people or there about had fled the areas of violence. And appreciate that if they felt safe in having left the danger their bodies would be at rest even though they may be suffering hardship in the conditions under which they lived. All of them had to lived in makeshift shelters or out in the open in cramped conditions on the banks of “a cholera infected river”. The only source of water that these people had and from which they all drank was the river. Out of one million refugees only thirty thousand got cholera and of those only five thousand died. That means the germs got 3% of the population and they had no or very scant medical help. The final figure of those that died is just 0.5% of the whole population (5,000 out of 1,000,000,000). If it was simply a matter of germs then all of them should have got cholera at least and most of them or at least half of them should have died. They clearly did not.
It would be interesting to see who got cholera and who did not. There would have been some that had medical conditions unrelated or injuries that would have made them more vulnerable as they may have sustained fear in their body knowing they could not cope with the extra strain of living in harsh conditions. Amongst the refugees though there were also people who were offenders and who hide among the people fleeing the violence. Such people would have feared being discovered. These people ironically enough had put themselves in danger while trying to avoid capture for the crimes that they had committed so they would have lived in fear. It would have been interesting to see if they were amongst the casualties of cholera or even if they were the only causalities of the cholera. The Rwanda example is never mentioned because it shows up the flaws in the germ theory. If we are to argue that they are vulnerable simply by drinking infected water then all of them or at least the greater percentage of them should at least have got sick, if not also died. However the presence of pathogenic microbial life was not enough to make them sick. The long and the short of it is that our bodies are designed to tackle both old and new strands of disease-causing microbes and even under bad conditions in the physical environment. However our interpersonal environment is another story. If we are forced to live in fear owing to cruelty and terror tactics, economic hardship or simply a natural disaster (where the threat is really temporary lawlessness) then our very natural way of reacting, which is that of fear, and which is none other than the body’s preparation to engage in action, may stand against us because it declines our immunity.
In the light of all this let me say that the swine flu virus scare came at a time when many would get sick and die because the outbreak coincided with a serious economic crisis. This means many people are anxious for their survival, due to an external danger. As anxiety is a mix of fear and worry, people who become anxious are at risk owing to their partially declined immunity. For the medical profession to claim millions upon millions would die at such a time and the publicity was unrelenting, it shows they well understand how to make a killing! Profits at the cost of human life.
The emotion of Anger.
Anger is preceded by the perception of injustice rather than danger. Such perception most particularly occurs when we are being violated or when those we care about are being violated or are suffering some form of injustice. The reasoning here is that some more emphatic action needs to be taken, to fight for justice or to fight for our rights etc. It does not include being violent unless there is a need for self-defence or national defence.
In this case also the body needs to produce more energy but it is usually not so rapidly required nor of such great amount as in the case of fear. Furthermore there is a far greater range of conditions of violation than there are of danger. Here again a person goes through a phase of perception followed by reasoning. In this case the instigation of high energy production begins with more forceful and deeper breathing. It has the effect of accelerating the heart because the heart and the lungs are two parts of one system and the one affects the other. Higher levels of oxygen in the bloodstream, in turn stimulates the thyroid gland, which is situated in the neck. The thyroid gland produces a substance that control energy production in cells. The liver is also stimulated and is instrumental because it releases sugars into the blood stream ready for use by cells to make energy. A big difference between fear and anger is that the attention is not heightened nor is there the same heightened sensory arousal. If anything the attention is focused on the injustice and not on the surrounding environment. Anger, just like fear, is not a negative emotion but a very valuable one. If we did not get angry with injustice we would not be motivated to stand for justice, not only personally but collectively as well. There are many people who become violent when they are angry but that is not the normal situation. It is important to discriminate between two different types of anger. One is normal and as I mentioned above arises out of issues of injustice (violations). The other is abnormal and arises in two different types of people in the main. Firstly and characteristically it arises with people who are controlling and manipulative. These people get angry not with injustice but in being opposed and not getting their own way. Many of these people can’t cope with another person having a point of view that is different to their own, even about the weather. The other type is the person who is continually harassed and troubled over time so that they cope with ongoing injustices. At some point they can’t cope anymore with the repeated and ongoing increases in body reactivity and action in the form of violence may erupt. Many times we find that a very small thing may set them off but if we could see the big picture we would find that this small thing comes after dozens, may be even hundreds of other injustices that are piled together and which they have had to endure over a long period of time. Essentially this type is also about injustice but on a far greater scale.
The emotion of worry.
Worry is circular thinking, which means rumination or pensiveness that cannot be given up. It is the exact opposite situation to either of the above two emotions.
In this case the perception of a problem or something that requires thought, pondering and careful attention with the view of resolving or solving. The reasoning here is that in order to think intensively the brain must be guaranteed high levels of oxygen and sugars. The body does not allow a situation where the brain is competing with the skeletal musculature for fuel materials, when a serious problem needs resolution. So thinking requires rest because with rest a preference is given to brain activity over skeletal muscular activity. The heart goes slower and the breathing is made more subtle. The parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) facilitates and sustains rest and among the many changes in the function of the body’s organs, is the slowing of the heart rate, the decrease in blood pressure and the return of the breath to a less excited and more subtle form. These changes ensure the body’s energy production is reduced. The PNS also stimulates digestion and that is why extreme worry can make some people eat more. However this is also a function of the coping habit as you will see later. As I will explain if the person uses a raised metabolism coping habit then digestion can become inhibited. Under normal conditions when we have serious thinking to do and problem solving, the body will be held at rest, which means activity will be reduced. A person who is very worried may say “I just don’t feel like doing anything” or “I don’t have any energy” because their energy production is reduced and activity in the skeletal muscles is kept low, while fuel materials are used for thinking and the desperate attempt to solve some apparently urgent problem. Both the stimulus to the digestive system and the reduction of activity in the skeletal musculature may lead ultimately to overweight and obesity if the person is kept worried over long periods of time.
The emotion of Joy.
Joy and joylessness are associated with excitement and animation of the body in many cases. Thus higher metabolism than rest condition but no high like anger and fear. With the perception of something pleasant there are again ideas or perceptions followed by reason that brings about body changes. With the perception of something pleasant or funny there is a need for some activity but that activity is not strenuous. The person may want to laugh or even to cry tears of joy or move about in delight. They may want to jump for joy. Thus there is a reason for the energy production to be elevated but only slightly to enable bodily activities that we may call joyful or happy. Here again the heart is primarily involved. The heart is not just a pump but the pace setter for changes in activity levels in the body and we can see this even more clearly when it comes to grief and sorrow.
The emotion of Sadness.
Sadness, grief and sorrow arise with loss. When we suffer a loss, especially one of great significance we lose in a sense a part of our identity and we need to reconstruct it. The idea of loss may arise, even if the thing or person lost is not destroyed or dead. A loss is still associated with death if there is finality. But even here we don’t need any psychological mumbo jumbo. You can establish through meditational practice that the personality that appears as “a part of our core” is really tied up with changes in body function. Various ideas cause various changes in the body, precisely because some action is seen to be needed. Over time and with repetition, the collection of ideas and the corresponding changes in the body appear to have an enduring quality. In fact people don’t change easily because the changes that need to be made are changes in the body’s response to ideas and these are habitual. They are often so ingrained that they appear to be “set in concrete”. A part of this situation is the fact that pathways are forged in the brain’s neural networks with experience. If the experience is repeated many times these pathways become re-enforced. They are not permanent because new experiences may change them. However those new changes need to be sufficiently re-enforced to overcome the old pathway. Changed circumstances do provide the necessary re-enforcement. We can effect those changes readily when we understand how ideas bring about the need for changes in the body. And it is reason that stand between those ideas and the changes in body function. The reasons are different for different people and appropriate to circumstances at a particular time. In this case in particular we can’t really build any universal laws on them and then call it psychology. Certainly neural pathways are forged or reinforced in the brain with experience but they are the consequence and not the formulation of experience. When we suffer loss we need to make readjustments in the body, we need to release old patterns of somatic performance and re-establish new patterns of bodily function that are consistent with our new reality. This takes time but one of the more immediate means is through an expression of grief and crying. Crying in particular affects water metabolism, which means the pathways and use of water in the body. Furthermore for a person to cry they need to feel safe and they must be capable of finding rest. We can’t cry while ever we are in any danger for instance and this doesn’t means someone pointing a gun at our temples necessarily, but anyone that can take advantage of our situation or use a situation to pose potential or possible harm. Rest is facilitated by the PNS and slowing the heart is one immediate action. When the conditions are right a person can grieve and that includes crying, otherwise they are inhibited and that is another experience which again forges new pathways that need to be overcome.
Revulsion and disgust.
To this list of emotions we may also add revulsion or disgust because these are commonly used in foul play. Revulsion arises with ideas that are extremely unpleasant. One consequence is vomiting. And here the reasoning is generally that something eaten may be harmful. However we may vomit even when we have only just sighted or even heard something disgusting. With the idea of something extremely unpleasant the rational body’s response -the need for expulsion, may lead to the expulsion of the contents of the stomach even when we have not ingested anything harmful. This situation is exploited in some of the vile game play of controlling, manipulative people and is commonly used as punishment. I must add here that what they call punishment is of two basic types. One is certainly to hurt someone for doing something that the controlling, manipulative person doesn’t like; having a contrary opinion is enough to warrant punishment in their eyes. Secondly the word punishment is also used to mean hurting another person and it is commonly done for the sake of power and influence as also for pleasure. Firstly the unsuspecting person is threatened and as I will soon show you it can be done covertly, provided there is relationship between the parties involved. Under fear conditions, when the victim is highly perceptive and of course it is mental perception that is exploited here, ideas are presented that cause severe revulsion, so severe that the person experiences recoil within their whole body and not simply vomiting. This recoil is in some ways akin to hypothermia. The blood leaves the extremities and moves into the body’s interior. In hypothermia this problem develops over time. In the foul game play however this may develop rapidly. The skin and the flesh carry the largest part of the blood volume. When a large amount of blood suddenly withdraws from the skin there may be a significant build up in the body’s interior organs. With a greater volume of blood there is a higher blood pressure than normal. It is an extremely dangerously situation because under high blood pressure, some blood may leak out of pores in the vessel walls or even rupture the vessel walls of capillaries and find its way into the surrounding area to cause damage to delicate tissues. This is particularly true of the brain, the lungs and the kidneys. It is a part of the foul play that brings about strokes in someone unsuspecting of that foul game play. I will discuss the vomiting /nausea action of the stomach and the bodily recoil in more detail in a later chapter.
As you can see emotions are all about major changes in body function. And such changes come about owing to reason because some action needs to be taken. They are perfectly natural but they need to be spontaneous and transient -not enduring. After these changes have taken place normal function of the body’s organs is restored. However when emotions become enduring they cause bodily upheaval because the body tries to function under changed conditions. Thus enduring or extremely strong emotion contributes to the phenomenon of stress. Indeed emotions and contradictory emotional combinations together with comfort zones, as you will see soon, are stress. When stress extends over a long time period disease develops and/ or if these conditions are sudden and of great intensity then death may result. For example if a healthy non-toxic person becomes angry they need the extra energy that is generated to resolve the issue of injustice. However once the matter is dealt with the changes in the body that we call anger dissipate and the body returns to normal energy production for rest conditions. I will talk at length about diabetes later but as a quick example you will see that if a person is repeatedly angered then the liver is constantly ignited and reignited into action. Each time sugar is put into the bloodstream as the first phase of a sudden increase in energy production. Over time the continuous action of the liver, which is part and parcel of anger, means that too much sugar begins to accumulate in the blood stream. When this happens the body tries to compensate by changing the structure of insulin or the structures of cell membranes so that excess sugar doesn’t enter the cells. Otherwise the cells would be swamped. Once the person can address the issues and take distance from the offenders, who appear in most cases as friends and confidantes or may even be relatives, then the type II diabetes that has manifest will vanish. Certainly reducing sugar intake and extra exercise can compensate for this problem when the problem is not serious but it is far better to address the issues of injustice that cause the anger and stop the people who are harmful from being able to do harm.
The perceptions that can lead to emotional reactivity in the body are significant to the individual since they indicate that some issue exists.
For an emotion to be enduring the associated issue must be current. The related ideas must be continually presented in mind. It has nothing to do with the victim being “fixated on anything” or “not being able to let go of some past incident”. Past and present issues may be used and they can only be used when the controlling, manipulative people discover them or are themselves the ones responsible for the past or present issue. And this is so because the chief offender is usually very close to the victim; a sister or brother, aunty or uncle, even a parent or school friend, neighbour etc. These people are in an advantageous position if they are trusted by the victim. They create issues or use old ones that are still standing because issues are the weapons that they use to trouble a person over time. And a part of the troubling of another person is a person’s experience of strong emotion, which of course means strong significant and enduring changes in body function. ‘Old issues’ are a boon to toxic people’s foul play because owing to psychiatric opinion that being that ideas from the past can trouble a person in the present, it provides them with a very good cover; such opinion covers both the handiwork and the offenders.
Issues are the basic means of doing serious harm to another person because they create ongoing emotional reactivity or what I call “emotional bleeding”. And it is useless to say that the victim shouldn’t react because the issue is typically serious enough to cause emotional reactivity and emotions are normal body function. Our bodies are designed to react with emotion. Dr Spock and other characters in science fiction movies like him who are supposed to be ration and unemotional, and who are quoted as superior are indeed inferior. The problem has to do with knowledge because only with knowledge can the victim or potential victim overcome the emotional reactivity sufficiently to walk free. And such knowledge includes the ability to present counter ideas that disable the offenders. In most cases however enduring emotions alone are not enough to do serious harm. For the foul play to have a devastating effect two conditions must apply. One condition is the creation of combination emotions so that the body reacts in two different way and often two opposite ways at the same time. To give you some analogy it is as If you put one foot flat to the floor on the accelerator pedal of your car while at the same time you put the other foot hard down on the brake pedal. If you do this you will do harm to the engine in your car. Similarly the body and most particularly the lungs and the heart can be fatally affected if they get signals to go fast and slow at the same time. Indeed heart muscle can become so fatigued it will not only malfunction but even die. Let me mention briefly the case of anxiety.
Anxiety -the combination of conflicting emotios.
Anxiety is not a brain malfunction nor is it due to any imaginary fears. And it is not nature’s way of protecting us either as I have heard some biomedical scientists proclaim. Of course they equate anxiety simply to fear, which is not the case. Anxiety is an unhealthy situation if it is enduring. The reality is that anxiety, whether of apparent or not apparent causes, is always due to real existing issues. This can be shown experimentally. Anxiety is the bringing into being simultaneously two opposite changes in function of the vital organs in the body. There are several forms of anxiety but two are most common. One is the emotional mix of fear and worry and the other is the mix of anger and worry. As you may appreciate fear and anger both accelerate the heart and the breathing is deepened. Worry on the other hand demands that the heart is slowed and the breath is shallowed and softened and made more subtle.
Thus anxiety is far from being a brain malfunction as the psychiatric profession purport. Anxiety is very simply the body, and in particular the heart and to a lesser extent the lungs, trying to satisfy two opposing set of signals. The heart receives signals to go fast and slow at the same time while the lungs may get signals to breath deeply and shallowly at the same time. The net result is fatigue of heart muscles and spasms in the tubes that take air into the lungs. This means that either or both the heart and the lungs fail to function normally. This can be verified from experience because if the anxiety is bad enough the person feels a vibration in the muscles of his or her body. This vibration is due to muscle cell action, which is use in emergency cases in all mammals when energy production is too low, in order to generate life-giving heat. It means the heart /lung system has become ineffective in providing oxygen to the cells to make energy. In particular the heart has become ineffective as a pump. If the situation is extreme then cells are starved and cannot produce energy, a condition which may lead to muscle cells failing to function or even die. When those cells are heart muscle cells then sections of heart muscle may die either causing more serious malfunction of the heart or the heart may cease to function altogether. And indeed anxiety is a common symptom in people of both sexes who eventually develop some forms of heart disease. The audacity of doctors claiming that somehow a mental disorder causes heart disease, when they know that there is no mental disorder at all but disarray in the body. But then we must remember that heart disease accounts for possibly as much as one third of medical profits worldwide and how many people would be out of a job if heart disease suddenly vanished off the medical landscape, aye!
It is worth mentioning here that lie detector tests essentially test for anxiety. The main element of fear (of being exposed for lying or even that the questioner insightfully perceives that the person’s lying) is enough to cause an accelerated heart rate. In anxiety this coexists or is rapidly alternating with worry and worry, which is circular analytical thinking, moves the metabolism down to rest. If the person tries to move to rest the perception of danger of being found out causes another rapid increment in the heart rate and ultimately energy production in the musculature. When this mix of fear and worry is strong enough each and every small, sudden increment in energy production is enough to trip the sweating mechanism so there is a small burst of sweat generated each time. A person who is nervous and feels intimidated during any questioning even though they are telling the truth or a person who is lying and is afraid of being found out may exhibit enough anxiety as to give a positive result in a lie detector test. If however the person can lie without a conscience they will exhibit no anxiety. So while a nervous person may give a false positive the calculating liar may give a false negative.
There is another angle to examine as well when considering emotions and that is the doctors claims of chemical and hormonal imbalances.
Hormones and the favoured “hormonal imbalances” diagnosis.
Hormones are chemical messages produced by the body in various organs. Some hormones are general while others are local, while still others are both general and local. Local hormones have specific local effects. For example acetylcholine is released by the parasympathetic and muscle nerve endings. Their effects are specific and limited to the local area. General hormones on the other hand travel through the bloodstream to other organs or tissues in the body where their effects take place. Norepinephrine is released by the sympathetic nerve endings where it has a local effect, however much of the hormone produced reaches the blood stream and is carried to other areas of the body and has general effects. Hormones regulate the processes of life that take place within cells and organs, some curbing and others nurturing these processes. Many hormones are produced in endocrine organs that are specialized for hormonal production. One such hormone is insulin which is produced in the pancreas. It stimulates glucose uptake by many cells, with brain cells and red blood cells as two exceptions. They do not depend on insulin to take up glucose. Endocrine organs produce a great variety of such chemicals. Other hormones are produced in other organs of the body, as for instance the stomach produces gremlin that stimulates digestion.
Without going into too much detail then, we can appreciate that the emotions, which are significant changes in body function, will stimulate hormonal production and/or usage in many and various areas of the body. When emotions are transitory the effects are short lived. However when the emotions are long standing, as is the case when a person is stressed and as you will appreciate is the case in later chapters, then hormonal production, usage and thus effects are also long standing. So for instance you will see that when a person is repeatedly angered in such as way as to cause their body to ignite and reignite higher levels of energy production in the skeletal musculature, then a whole host of hormones become involved, some local and others general and in a number of different areas of the body. All of these are really changes in the levels of chemicals in the body, we might call them chemical balances but there is no one place that is the balance point from which we can say all others are imbalances. The body is in a constant state of flux. Chemical changes occur all of the time and a vast number of them are involved with emotions. When changes occur due to emotions that are enduring, the body tries to address the problem but not very well. In the case of external changes such as heat and cold, the body adjusts very well to maintain fairly constant internal conditions. However emotions are natural events that take place in the body, so changes do not get corrected. Doctors pick up the picture at the point where changes have become enduring. They talk about hormonal and chemical imbalances and prescribe drugs, either to supplement what they see as hormonal deficiencies or curb hormonal excesses and other chemicals in the body. However once we appreciate that emotional conditions are the causal factors in the vast number of cases if not all cases, then we are in a position to be able to arrive at a remedy either without any drug therapies or at least with minimal drug therapy until we sort out the cause of our emotional upheavals, that is we can satisfyingly address the issues that have given rise to the emotions in question. Searching for and addressing the issues that give rise to our emotional responses is the only proper way to solve the medical condition. First we find the nature of the issues involved by knowing what emotions are ignited, so for example if there is fear then we know that there is some sort of danger, if there is anger then we may look for issues of injustice and so on. We can also use other tell tale signs as for instance nausea and vomiting may mean that digestion is declined or conflicted and fear does affect digestion negatively so again danger may be a key issue. If sexuality and reproduction are diminished or problematic then again fear is responsible. Ease of catching colds and flu is a sign of diminished immunity and that is also due to fear. If we are excessively hungry then we may be worried so the issue is one of danger or injustice but for which we don’t have enough information. Security issues are serious issues but so too are some violations, especially if they threaten our children and if we don’t have enough information we will search over and over again for a solution without being able to let go of it. This is of course worry and it will most likely be associated either with fear or anger. In both cases it will manifest as anxiety. If the anxiety is severe the heart function is affected and shivering of muscles will be felt. All of these cause hormonal and other chemical changes in the body. We use these clues to help us and at the very least identify the nature of the issues involved, so as to move to a satisfactory solution and health.
In a later chapter I will discuss the problems associated with becoming toxic. One of these is the way emotional responses are handled. One toxic man described himself to me as being “case hardened” by which he meant that he had controlled his emotional responses completely. And he certainly seemed to be completely in control no matter what was happening, however I found that this was far from the truth. What he had done was to control the outward visible signs. So for instance a person who gets angry becomes animated somewhat, some more than others. He had been completely controlled so that one did not even discern that he was angry. I found later that he controlled himself so well because he was part of a network of toxic people, whom he could and would employ to “get revenge” and let me say the revenge was always far in excess of what would be appropriate over the matter he got angry about. In society people are seen as being good if they don’t get angry. You will find that people who don’t appear to get angry are not only not good, but they are incorrigibly evil. Emotions serve a useful purpose and suppressing them doesn’t do good neither to the individual nor to society at large.
In this same vein I want to mention the attitude of many in the medical industry. There is a notion that one has to have no emotion to be objective and if one cannot be objective one cannot do their job properly nor be scientific. This is once again a misrepresentation of science. Einstein’s Theories of Relativity tell us quite plainly that there is no such thing as objective. We all see the world through a relative frame of reference. There is no place to stand upon which we can be mere observers. Our very act of observing causes us to interact with nature. This is also true when we interact with others. Being cold and unresponsive does not make us objective because objectivity is just an illusion. We see many doctors and others in the medical industry behave in an impersonal manner, treating the patient as a number on a file or “the colon cancer case” etc. It does not serve to make them better doctors but bad doctors because people are not machines. Certainly a car can be treated coldly as an object by the motor mechanic who services the car because a car does not interact with the mechanic. A human being is interactive and what the doctor says and does and how they behave is enormously significant in the wellbeing of the patient. Being cold, responding only with questions and behaving as an indifferent other party does not make for a good doctor. I have addressed this matter more in one of my appendices on the Invalidity of Psychiatry. I mention many aspects in this appendices but the one that is common to all doctors has to do with the way they behave towards their patients. They seem to only see one extreme or the other. There is a whole scale of responses and being cold i.e., “totally unemotional” on the one hand or being hot, i.e., “too emotional” on the other
Emotions is a key issue because it points to the changes that occur in the body and explains the symptoms without the lame explanations of “machine just malfunctioned” or the magical “chemical and hormonal imbalances” that seem to have no rhymn nor rhythm. These explanations about our health leave us hanging in mid air. What are we to do? Under these conditions we are forced to take a back seat and let the doctors drive. However when we understand how these are brought into being then we seize control of our health and our lives. We need to understand how issues can be created and how they can be made obscure or inexplicable at the same time. It seems incredible but that is only owing to the medical misinformation that floods the market place at present. So next we need to discuss how emotions can be manipulated and often without the person’s conscious knowledge!