The Energy System
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. ~ American writer Henry Miller
Cellular communication relies upon chemical reactions. These reactions are changes in electrical charges and molecular electron states. An animal nervous system employs a combination of direct electrical charge transfers and indirect electrical state changes that are chemically expressed molecular transformations.
Every organism, even those lacking an apparent nervous system, has an analogous electrochemical network. These systems are emblematic of the energy permeating Nature. Bioelectrical states are merely the observable subset of an organism’s energetic experience.
We human beings consider ourselves to be made up of “solid matter.” Actually, the physical body is the end product, so to speak, of the subtle information fields which mold our physical body as well as all physical matter. ~ Czech-born Israeli American scientist Itzhak Bentov
The lengyre is the life-force energy gyre that interfaces the physical body via the electrochemical network into extra-dimensional entanglement. Traditional Chinese culture and medicine refers to a lengyre as chi (qi), albeit without direct reference to extra dimensions (ed). The term subtle body is also used for the life-force energy system.
People experience lengyre sensations – their own sense of “energy” – but make no attribution as such because this knowledge is not acknowledged under the facile matterist regime of empirical science. Hence few people are consciously aware of their lengyre, and even fewer appreciate the information provided by the lengyre.
People conscious of their lengyre are sometimes admired for their sensitivity and prescience. Typically, people in post-industrial cultures who acknowledge what they know about the life force are considered “not all there” while actually being more there than most.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. ~ American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham
The body is a vehicle of consciousness. Chakras are the wheels that carry this vehicle. ~ American psychologist and yoga teacher Anodea Judith
The life-force energy systems – lengyres – of all organisms have 4d focal points, but only the human energy system is well understood. A lengyre locus is called a chakra.
The term chakra derives from the Sanskrit word for wheel. That is because chakras, when looked at head-on, resemble spinning vortices of energy.
Humans have 7 major chakras. The energy of each chakra is layered, with the outer layer having radiative effect to the bodily energy system.
Each chakra has a degree of openness and flow. This affects a person disposition, awareness, and health. A person with open and balanced chakras that are well integrated is healthy and aware. Conversely, blocked or overactive chakras are symptomatic of an unbalanced energy system, and a factor in chronic illness that takes physical and psychic expression.
The root chakra (1) is located at the base of the spine, in the tailbone area, between the genitals and anus. The root chakra connects to the material world, affecting one’s degree of feeling grounded and internally secure. A fearful person has a blocked root chakra.
The sacral chakra (2), 5 cm below the navel and 5 cm in, relates to openness and intimacy, and hence sensuality. An emotionally repressed person has a blocked sacral chakra. Conversely, an overly emotive person has an overactive sacral chakra.
The solar plexus (naval) chakra (3), in the stomach area, goes to sense of self: one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Self-control and discipline are centered in this chakra. The energy of the naval chakra is expressed in social interactions. A timid person has an underactive naval chakra, while an overbearing person’s solar plexus chakra is working overtime. The naval chakra is associated with the silver cord, which is a primary connection between the body and the other dimensions of existence (ed).
The heart chakra (4), at the center of the chest, just above the heart, is about contentment and acceptance. A cold or unengaged person has a blocked heart chakra. An empathic person has a healthy heart chakra.
The heart chakra is also the central energy locus for emergently fabricating the body in conjunction with other chakras. Psychological well-being translates into bodily health via the heart chakra.
The throat chakra (5), at the throat above the breastbone, relates to self-expression. Bad listeners who like to dominate conversations have an overactive throat chakra. Those who easily deceive have a blocked throat chakra.
The 3rd-eye chakra (6), in the center of the forehead between the eyes (at the browline), is key to intuition: having an open channel to receiving wisdom (insight). Rigid thinking, strongly held beliefs, and deference to authority result from a blocked or underactive 3rd eye. A person prone to fantasy has an overactive 3rd-eye chakra. Just as the heart chakra is central to bodily emergence, the 3rd-eye chakra is the energy hub of the mind.
The crown chakra (7), at the top of the head, concerns connectivity with coherence: the cosmic fabric weaver of Nature. The natural bliss of Ĉonsciousness channels through the crown chakra into one’s being. Stereotypical thinking or strong disinclination to spirituality signifies an underactive crown chakra.
“The paranormal is bunk.” ~ English evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins
Conversely, philosophical intellectualization indicates an overactive crown chakra. The effervescent codifications of American author Ken Wilber are exemplary.
“In order to understand how the new holographic paradigm fits into the overall scheme of things, it is necessary to have an overall scheme of things to begin with.
“Formless realization contains no information about the world of form. Unless you find a way to take your nirvanic realization and express it in integral samsaric ways, you will end up creating a very petty, narrow belief-system that doesn’t take into account the riches of the manifest realm.” ~ Ken Wilber (Samsara, a concept in Hinduism & Buddhism, is the eternal cycle of birth, suffering, death, and rebirth.)
The chakras are typically interpreted as having spiritual significance. Yet the energy system is biological in nature. Chakras are as mystical as computing technology is magical. That scientists have not investigated lengyres for lack of adequate instrumentation or interest is meaningless.
Practical manipulation of the lengyre is the subject of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a medical treatment for altering the flow of bodily energy through its 12 meridians (pathways). The practice of acupuncture involves inserting slender needles into 1 or more of ~365 points on the body. Acupuncture is based upon the principle that every organ and bone in the body is energetically connected to specific points near the body’s surface.
Sharpened stones and bones found in China from 6,000 BCE might have been used for acupuncture or may have been surgical instruments for drawing blood or lancing abscesses.
Documents from the Ma-Wang-Dui tomb in China 198 bce refer to a system of energy pathways, albeit different from the model later accepted. No mention of acupuncture was made in these documents. But by 100 bce, when The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine was published, acupuncture was well known. The text was a compilation of centuries-old traditions.
Refinement of this knowledge continued. Bronze statutes from the 15th century show the acupuncture points used today.
During the early Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion was published. This book forms the basis of modern acupuncture.
Dissection was long forbidden in China. The subject of anatomy did not exist. The understanding of chi and modifying its flow came entirely from observing living patients.
Knowledge of acupuncture spread to other countries at various times. Japan and Korea imported Chinese ways during the 6th century. Acupuncture came to Vietnam between the 8th and 10th centuries, when trade routes opened.
European Jesuit missionaries brought back reports of acupuncture in the 16th century. French clinicians were enthusiastic adopters.
Interest in acupuncture in China declined from the 17th century as it became regarded as superstitious under Western influence. Chinese acceptance of Western medicine at the start of the 20th century led to acupuncture being outlawed in 1929.
After the Communist government took power in 1949, traditional medicines were once again allowed, including acupuncture. This was considered a practical means for providing a basic level of health care during turbulent times.
Interest in acupuncture developed in both Britain and the United States during the first half of the 19th century. But by mid-century, acupuncture had fallen into disrepute owing to its unlearned application.
Revival of interest in the United States came in the wake of President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China. New York Times reporter James Reston wrote of how acupuncture had provided pain relief when he had his appendix removed in China prior to Nixon’s trip.
Disordered vortices form in the body when the flow of energy is disrupted. Stimulating these points can unblock or strengthen energy flow.
Acupuncture is best known for alleviating pain. It is routinely used in China as an anesthetic during surgery.
Energy flow is an integral aspect of holistic health. As such, many disorders can be treated using acupuncture. Infants have been effectively treated for colic using acupuncture.
As with all treatments, acupuncture has limits of efficacy. For chronic disease, if the patterns of behavior that led to dissipation are not changed, acupuncture provides only short-lived relief.
Allergy arises when the immune system reacts to a normally harmless substance. This allergen causes a histamine-based reaction that triggers inflammation. Histamine is nitrogen-based biochemical (C5H9N3).
Acupuncture can cure allergies. While a patient holds a vial containing the target allergen, an acupuncturist stimulates the proper points.
Needles are then inserted to solidify the change in energy flow. The patient rests for 20 minutes with the needles in.
Avoiding the triggering allergen for 24 hours helps acclimate the body to the altered chi. After that, encountering the previous allergen does not provoke a histamine reaction. (The author had his allergies cured via acupuncture. Unfortunately, very few acupuncturists in the United States practice the proper technique.)
The senses extend beyond those that can be accounted for by physiological organs. This is a natural aspect of energetic existence.
The Feeling of Being Watched
The most common demonstration of extra-dimensional communication is the sense of being stared at. Most adults – 75% of Americans, and 97% of Europeans – have experienced the sense of being looked at from behind, then turning around and finding it so.
Some pet owners claim that they can wake their sleeping cat or dog by staring at them. Numerous hunters and wildlife photographers get the sense that animals detect their gaze from afar even when they are well hidden. Conversely, some report having felt that they were watched by wild animals.
The evil eye is a cultural ubiquity: mentioned in the Bible as well as many other ancient texts.
The influence of an evil eye is a fact. ~ Arab Islamic prophet Muhammad
Innumerable anecdotes exist of preternatural communications, including prescience. Though they abound, such stories are typically discounted as cold reading, collaborative fiction, or, at the least, faulty memory. Tales of telepathy are typically dismissed as coincidence at best.
Cold reading comprises gleaning information about a person through nuances in behavior and appearance. These techniques are commonly used by fraudulent mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, and mediums to ply their respective paranormal trade.
Animal tales are somewhat harder to dismiss. The most frequent stories arise from pets, particularly dogs, which are the most common pet owing to their often being empathically attuned to their owners.
A farmer’s devoted dog one day refused a proffered treat from his keeper; the first time ever this long-standing ritual between the two at the end of the workday was not culminated. Though the farmer was in excellent health, he collapsed and died shortly thereafter.
At a public house, a normally calm dog suddenly became frantic, tugging at its owner’s sleeve, half-dragging him outside. The owner left the building. Soon after, the building collapsed, killing 9 and injuring 20 others.
A bitch and her pup who lived together went for separate walks. On its own one afternoon, the pup was attacked by a mongrel. Days later, while the owner was walking the pup’s mother, they came upon the mongrel. The mother immediately lunged into an attack.
These foregoing stories may be accounted for by dogs having more acute senses, particularly smell, hearing, magnetic field detection, or their combination. Dogs are known to detect illness, including cancer. Stories of animals – dogs, horses, domestic fowl – going berserk before earthquakes are legion.
The most commonly cited psychic ability of cats is a disappearing act when it is time to go to the vet, even when no clue is manifest (such as hauling out the cat carrier). Cats are also known to mysteriously make themselves scarce when facing any adversity their owners intend, including vanishing before being taken away for good.
But now let’s go to back the dogs. The stories that are most clearly exemplary of energetic communication are those of distant accident and death. There are many.
In 1991, David, a young British soldier, took the train from his home in Liverpool back south to his military base. Later than evening the family dog, Tara, became very agitated: whining and violently shivering. She would not be calmed for over an hour. Then the telephone rang. A Birmingham hospital called to say that David had fallen from the train. His injuries, though severe, were not life-threatening. Tara showed delight during the phone call, then lay down and went to sleep. It was later learned that the dog had become upset at the very moment that David fell from the train.
A quarry worker took his dog to work with him every day. One day the dog absolutely refused. Shortly thereafter, there was an explosion at the quarry.
A dog tried to prevent its mistress from driving a borrowed car, even jumping for the keys to take them from her. The woman set off regardless and was killed when the car skidded into a wall.
On a holiday excursion, a family finally stopped the car to let the unusually agitated dog out for a walk. Only then did they notice that the steering wheel was unsafe and could easily cause an accident.
At home in London, a pet Alsatian suddenly became agitated, then sullen and depressed. At the same time, thousands of miles away on vacation in the tropics, its owner suffered a fatal heart attack.
The Cat and the HMS Coventry
A young Brit in the Royal Navy was close to his family’s terrier. The dog would get excited 20–30 minutes before the young man came back home by train. The family would laugh about it.
The young man was stationed on the HMS Coventry during the Falklands war, which was a dispute over the Falklands islands off Argentina, instigated by that country. In 1982 Argentina sank the Coventry. The man perished. 9,700 kilometers away, the family dog became terribly upset the moment his life was lost. The grief was overwhelming. The terrier pined away and died a few months later.
There are also numerous stories of cats responding to their owner’s distant demise. They may make unusual sounds: plaintive meows or howls. Others sink into sullen silence or hide.
Geography is irrelevant to telepathy. Distance is immaterial. There is an energetic entanglement of nonlocality.
The Ship Cook’s Cat
In Switzerland, Frank and the family tomcat were very close. Frank got work as a ship’s cook.
The tom used to wait for him at the door before he arrived back home. The cat knew Frank was coming home, even though his visits were irregular.
One day the cat sat at the door, meowing with extreme sadness. The family finally let the cat into Frank’s room. He sniffed at everything there but continued wailing.
2 days later the family learned that Frank had died in Thailand while on a voyage. The tomcat had become upset at the time of Frank’s death.
There are many stories of people sensing a loved one suddenly dying, whether a pet or another person. More mundanely, anecdotal tales abound of telepathy between people, or between humans and other animals. There are numerous stories of domestic cats and dogs that know when someone is about to telephone.
Inspired by the famous parrot Alex, Aimée Morgana of Manhattan, New York, acquired a gray parrot: N’kisi. By the time he was 12 years old N’Kisi had a vocabulary of 1,500 words. He usually spoke in sentences.
Aimée noticed that N’kisi was a telepathic reader. The parrot would announce when Aimée was about to call someone.
One time, Aimée was looking at a deck of cards with pictures. N’kisi was in another room on a different floor. Aimée paused to look at a card that had an image of a vibrant purple car. At that moment, from upstairs, N’kisi said: “Oh, wow, look at the pretty purple.”
English biologist Rupert Sheldrake investigated N’kisi’s psychic ability. These trials were videotaped.
Aimée opened envelopes of images while N’kisi was in another room. While she was looking at an image, N’kisi would often comment, correctly identifying the pictures 32% of the time (23 out of 71). That rate is statistically significant: far beyond random.
Mound-building termites are endemic to parts of Africa, Australia, and South America. Mounds may reach 10 meters in height and contain 55 tonnes of material.
The mounds are complex structures, with extensive tunnels and elaborate ventilation systems. Climate control is the point of a mound. The mound above serves to maintain air circulation, pressure, temperature, and moisture at ideal conditions for comfortable termite life. The termites live below ground.
In the 1920s, South African naturalist Eugène Marais made large breaches in termite mounds. Termite workers started repair from every side. Each would carry a grain of earth, coat it with its sticky saliva, and glue it into place.
Workers on different sides of a breach did not come into contact with one another. Termites are blind, so they could not see either. But the results were invariably a matched joining of sides.
After making breaches, Marais divided the mound with a steel plate, with part of a breach on each side. The queen was segregated on one side of the colony by the standing steel plate. Half the colony had no access to the queen.
Again, the termites executed symmetrical restoration that joined at the same place. Removing the plate showed this. The residual crack was quickly repaired.
Marais dug into a plate-separated mound while such repairs were underway, doing so in a way to minimize disturbance to the nest. Then he killed the queen; whereupon all repair work ceased throughout the colony, even in the portion that had been segregated from the queen.