We have become comfortably used to neat summaries of “what’s going on”. It seems to be part of our modern empirical paradigm and it consolidates nicely the materialistic standpoint.

It is strange though, if you give it more thought, we are inclined to analyse and disperse rather than synthesize and concentrate, yet we like a summary, perhaps so that we can dissect it all once the general readership has been fed the plot?

Probably one of the neatest stories we, in the west, have been fed since the time we started to learn history, is that our civilisation is founded on Greek wisdom. Yet, the Greeks recognised Egyptian teachings as the veritable source of knowledge and wisdom, although they never acknowledged – to my awareness – that debt. Plato and Pythagoras, to mention just two celebrated characters, studied in Egypt for lengthy periods and borrowed heavily, as is only natural if you are learning. It might be an oversimplification in statement although not of intention, but it was Aristotle, Plato’s acolyte, who broke with the Egyptian tradition and decided that empiricism is the way to go and that the only method to assess the world around us is with what he decided quite vicariously we humans possess, five senses. That of course also fits well into the physical paradigm, but unfortunately disregards the human experience.

In the final analysis we know only one thing – I am.

Knowing involves what appear to be two human intelligences, the consciously intuitive heart and the reasoning faculty of the brain, or wherever it is located. Perhaps as the first is not positioned near the head, it does not hear reason, so it needs to be developed if you want to become (more) aware of the reality sensed by the heart’s sensitivity to vibration, which is where a few more senses come into action, namely the skin and the bones that pick up both internal and external vibrations and feed them through to the nervous system. It could further be maintained that such a welcome process of development would also lead to a more harmonious relationship with the cerebral, which is the domain of education and the “system” we all adhere to, totally or in part.

The “heart” knows that “I am” because of the constant vibration that pulses in it whilst alive, day in, day out, giving it the intimate conviction of existence. This awareness of life as we call it, without clarifying or defining the function, is shared by the heart as part of all that surrounds it in the phenomenal world, a resonance. The heart seems to regulate the organism in relation to the rest of nature and ensures the correct function of the metabolism as a function of its immediate environment. It all works as a vibrational ONE.

The brain, at some distance from the heart, knows “I am” because the physical sense-organs in the immediate vicinity inform it that there is a body interacting with its environment, it then assumes the notion of “I” to itself alone, investing the mind-body complex with a stolen identity.

There is not very much that we can and do understand in so many aspects of our lives for a whole variety of reasons, some apparent, others less so and maintaining a myth is therefore perhaps quite normal practice, but it would be of interest to develop this notion further, for if we want to live to the maximum of our abilities it might be a good idea to reconsider and stop accepting what we are told without question!

If we are sincere in seeking a sense to life, a little demystification might be a good place to start.

Everything seems to work with or thanks to some form of energy. Starting with the human body, as that is where our individual ball starts rolling, we have an “electric” impulse that pulsates in the heart and feeds on through the organs and cells. What then happens is the “world” and rather too large a subject to be dealt with here – if such were even possible. What happens before is what counts. Where does that impulse originate? Is it a spark from the Supreme Intelligence or God? Is it a centripetal/centrifugal frequency randomly evolved on the face of our planet? Is it a figment of the imagination, albeit very real? Whose imagination?

We are, of course, incapable of discovering an answer because we form an integral part of the whole performance and it would be folly to believe that a part is greater than the whole and can tell the story! What is so immensely reassuring and ultimately the only way to be happy, however, is the knowledge “I am”.

We will never stop gnawing at the bone of searching, however, so of all the theories that abound explaining energy and its workings, the most appealing I find to be the theory of aether, as expounded by Rudolf Steiner and developed by Guenther Wachsmuth. Their case is very convincing, and has the considerable advantage of corresponding with ideas of former times and recent researchers, such as Albert Michelson, a keen advocate although his experiment with Edward Morley proved inconclusive for debatable reasons. They suggest a coherent explanation, at last, with life aether being at the origin of magnetism and gravity, a thrust towards the centre of the earth. When combined with J.E.R.McDonagh’s take on protein, things become even more complete. This will be developed at greater length as writings on aether have been overlooked and are mostly available, in very limited editions, in German and French.

The fact that a magnetic charge remains in the image (photo, picture, handwriting) of a dead person is also something worth following up on, although apart from kinesiological or radiesthetic means I do not know of a means to measure it that would satisfy the skeptic.

On our earth there are some constants at work which enable life, or so we are led to understand: the cosmic (coming from the heavens) and the telluric (coming from the earth) are two big factors.

Cosmic forces
Formed by the energy coming from the cosmos – and not just our sun and planets – they determine our very existence by their frequencies. Not much attention is paid to those frequencies these days, maybe because we cannot do much about them, even though the earth is somewhat protected from these powerful energies, which occasionally throw us into disarray, by the geomagnetic envelope surrounding our planet, yet we are still able to function in spite of these immense forces, and perhaps we even influence them – who can say?

Telluric forces
These work around the clock, come rain or shine, are completely neglected by anyone in a position eventually able to do something about them and, what is more, the pathways of these energies are readily deflected and run through nearly all materials and add to the geopathic stress of a building and consequently, you. These energies are dealt with in greater detail in a paper of that name.

The individual’s sensitivity to vibration varies hugely which might explain one person’s complete insensitivity compared with another’s immediate allergy, but the component elements also depend on the intensity of the energy field, the exposure time and the time of day (greater or lesser intensity). These are factors which observe no set rules, so it is for you to play and take into account.

Our current situation is troubling and is getting worse due to our unawareness and refusal to face facts, maybe that is how it is meant to be but I do not want to be part of the destruction if it is possible to find an alternative. It was thanks to Hiroshima and Chernobyl that we know of certain problems caused by nuclear irradiation, but there is no rumour of halting nuclear-generated electricity, let alone sorting out the Fukushima mess. We now have an inkling of the damage microwave technology represents, do we hear about switching off our mobile phones?

So, all we can do is to try and avoid the fallout? It helps if we think!