Brainwaves are at the foundation of every thought, emotion and action of a human being. ‘Brainwave’ is a term used to describe the synchronized electrical pulses that is part of the communication process that occurs between the different neurons in the brain.
There are different types of brainwaves, operating at different frequencies, and they change depending on what a person is thinking about, doing, or feeling.
Slower brainwaves are usually linked to dreamy-states, or when we feel tired, sluggish and ‘spaced-out’. Higher frequencies come to the fore when we’re active, or feeling ‘wired’, high, or focused and on the alert.
The speed that these ‘brainwaves’ pulse at is measured in Hertz, or cycles per second.
HOW BRAINWAVES AFFECT OUR HEALTH
A human being’s brainwaves reflect what’s going on in our bodies and psyches - and is also affected by a number of external factors, as we’re describing in these posts.
When our brainwaves aren’t ‘working’ properly, that can cause all sorts of mental, emotional and physical health issues, including:
…..And a whole bunch of other things that modern science hasn’t yet managed to link up our mental and spiritual state, because they’re still convinced that humans are just animated bits of meat, and that health is a purely chemical equation.
ALL OF THIS STUFF IS CONNECTED TO THE C-PTSD IDEAS WE ALREADY COVERED IN PREVIOUS POSTS
You can refresh your memory about how trauma, and especially C-PTSD type trauma affects our perception and behavior (and consequently also our mental, emotional and physical health…) by taking a look at these posts:
To put this another way, when someone’s BRAINWAVES are out of sync, they’ll often have serious mental, emotional and physical health problems.
Trauma, especially chronic trauma and abuse in childhood, plays havoc with a growing brain (that’s the C-PTSD link).
BUT, brainwaves can and ARE also affected by external issues too, including the geo-magnetic forces of planet earth, the sun’s cosmic rays that bombard the planet in the form of radiation and the solar wind, and other disruptions to the earth’s electro-magnetic fields that are caused by other perturbations in the celestial realm.
(In every sense of the word, ‘celestial’….)
TO PUT THIS ANOTHER WAY….
The neurons in the brain are part of every thought, word and deed we undertake in our lives. The way these neurons communicate with each other, bio-electrically, is referred to as ‘brainwaves’.
The brain has a number of different brainwaves, and depending on which pattern of ‘brainwave’ is the strongest at any given time, a person will feel drowsy / alert / high / low / tuned-in / spaced-out / happy / sad / relaxed / stressed, etc.
In turn, these feelings lead to physiological processes being triggered in the body (also bio-electrically), that directly impact physical health.
(More on this in the next post, BH.)
As well as being affected by a person’s own thoughts, words and actions, brainwaves are also affected by changes in the environment, and especially in the electro-magnetic fields of planet earth.
A big solar storm or solar flare can bombard the planet with enough low-level radiation (‘cosmic rays’) to create big changes in the earth’s own electromagnetic field, directly affecting the ‘vibration of creation’ that humans (and all other living creatures) are attuned to.
This directly affects our bodies’ bio-rhythms, moods, and mental states.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TALKING TO GOD
I’m going to develop this idea in much greater detail in a future post, but scientific studies are showing that one of the best ways to get your brainwaves functioning at an optimal level is to spend some time every talking to God, in quiet meditation on the meaning of life.
There’s a bunch of scientific studies that back this up, and BH I’ll pull that stuff together for a future post.
But let’s conclude with this: the best way of maintaining the correct ‘vibration of creation’ that will lead to optimal mental, emotional and physical health is by regularly talking to God.
In the next post, we’ll look at some of the research linking solar activity to big spikes in heart attacks, strokes and other physical health issues.
Ok, so in the last post we set out SOME of the mounds of evidence showing that human beings are electrical. Let's just recap some of the main points:
HOW SOLAR ACTIVITY CAN PROFOUNDLY AFFECT MENTAL HEALTH
The body’s DC currents, and the electromagnetic fields that are associated with them, are both affected by external currents and fields, too.
Every living thing is meant to be directly plugged into - and affected by - the electromagnetic fields of the earth. In turn, the earth’s electromagnetic field is directly affected by the celestial bodies, particularly the sun and the moon.
In 1961, Robert Becker and leading psychologist Howard Friedman collaborated on a project to start exploring how the disturbances in the earth’s field caused by solar storms and flares on the sun could be affecting human mental health.
The duo compared 28,000 admissions of patients to the psychiatric wards of eight different hospitals over a period of four years, and then looked to see if there was any correlation with the 67 solar storms that had occurred over that same period of time. There was. Becker writes:
“Significantly more persons were signed in to the psychiatric services just after magnetic disturbances than when the field was stable.”
Becker and Friedman also explored how solar storms, and more particularly, cosmic rays, might be affecting patients who were already hospitalized for mental disturbances, including a group of 12 schizophrenics. Low-energy cosmic rays and known to produce strong disruptions in the earth’s field [check what field] one or two days’ later.
They found that the behavior of almost all their subjects changed at this time, in concert with big changes to the earth’s field.
In 1967, Becker and Friedman continued their experiments, and found that abnormal magnetic fields produce abnormal responses in both humans and animals.
THE EARTH’S FIELD CONTROLS THE HUMAN DC SYSTEM - AND BY EXTENSION, PROFOUNDLY EFFECTS HUMAN HEALTH, TOO
Frank Brown at Northwestern university and Rutger Wever and the Max Planck Institute in Munich did the pioneering experiments that proved just what an enormous impact the earth’s field has on the DC system in all living creatures.
Brown’s experiments with oysters, and then later with the mud snail called Nassarius conclusively proved that the regulation of living creatures’ biocycles depended on the earth’s magnetic field - even though the earth’s magnetic field is tiny, averaging 0.17 gauss in Evanston, the town in the US where Brown undertook his experiments.
Despite the hostile reception that his work received, Brown continued his research, and found magnetically-driven bio-cycles in all the other creatures he tested, ranging from fruit flies, to mice, all the way up to human beings.
To give some idea of just how important this link is, our hormone output and the number of lymphocytes in the bloodstream vary according to the earth’s field. Another crucially important biological process that’s directly affected by this field is the time it takes a human cell to divide.
When a human cell divides, the cell’s chromosomes first appear and line up, before splitting in half. Half the chromosomes are evenly distributed to the new cell, and half remain behind. This part of the process takes a few minutes, but the duplication of all the cell’s DNA (which precedes this big ‘split’) takes a day.
To quote Becker: “All growth and repair, which depend on regulated cell division, is synchronized with the earth’s field.”
WEVER DISCOVERS THE ‘VIBRATION OF CREATION’
After Brown, Rutger Wever did a number of experiments using two specially-built underground isolation rooms that shielded the human volunteers participating in his study from external stimuli.
Wever found that when people could still connect to the earth’s field, their biological rhythm broadly continued around the 24 hour cycle. But when people were prevented from connecting to the earth’s field, they completely lost their circadian rhythm, throwing all their biological systems into disarray.
When Wever introduced various fields into his isolated room, he found that a tiny electric field that measured 0.025 volts per centimeter, and that was pulsed at 10 cycles per second (10 hertz) restored nearly all biocycles.
He concluded that this must be the frequency in the earth’s micropulsations that regulated the body’s biological cycles.
In the next post, we'll learn more about this 'Vibration of Creation', and how it could help to shed some light on the physical processes involved in how God actually created living creatures on the planet.
Let’s jump forward half a century to 1958, when a young orthodopaedic surgeon in the US called Robert Becker started experimenting with salamander limbs and electrical currents, trying to figure out what role, if any, an electric current played in the regeneration and mending of bones.
Becker chose to experiment on salamanders because it was almost as physically complicated as a human being, yet had an amazing ability lacking in other mammals to spontaneously regenerate a severed limb.
Becker was exploring ‘what’, biologically-speaking, organized the growth of this new limb, and how the blastema - a little ball of undifferentiated cells that can turn into any other cell - knew what to do.
WHAT ORGANISES CELLS TO BECOME A PERSON OR CREATURE?
It was the same question, phrased in different words, that had the embryologists stumped, too: what was organizing the undifferentiated cells? What was controlling their development and corralling the process of regeneration?
Earlier on, in the 1930s, Paul Weiss floated the theory that the body had some sort of intangible ‘morphogenetic field’ that held the blueprint of what the body would become. The idea didn’t get very far in more traditional scientific circles, so by the time Becker came on the scene, no real progress had been made to try find if such a field actually existed, and if it did, how it actually stimulated undifferentiated cells to switch particular genes on and off.
Becker had his work cut out for him, not least because the overwhelmingly ‘mechanist’ view of medicine was shooting down any ideas that had even a whiff of belonging to the vitalist view point of life.
Becker writes: “When I started out, it was very dangerous for one’s career even to suggest that mature cells might create the blastema by de-differentiation.”
The idea that some cells in a mature, complex vertebrate could revert completely to their primitive, ‘undifferentiated’ state, and then turn into a regenerated limb, for example, turned orthodox ideas about how the human body works on its head.
Yet amazingly, that’s what Becker’s subsequent experiments proved conclusively.
THE CURRENT OF INJURY
Becker began by reviewing the work of Russian biophysicist, A.M. Sinyukhin, whose work with tomato plants turned up what came to be called a ‘current of injury’. Sinyukhin cut branches off tomato plants, and then measured what was happening electrically near the place of the ‘wound’.
Over the first few days after the injury, a stream of electrons that formed a negative current flowed from the wound. The same thing happens to wounds in animals, too. In the second week, as a ‘scab’ formed on the wound and a new branch started to grow, the current reversed polarity to become positive, and became stronger.
As the positive current increased, the tomato plant’s cells at the site of the wound more than doubled their metabolic rate, became more acidic, and started producing more Vitamin C.
Sinyukhin’s experiments proved some very important principles:
1) That a change in the electrical current seemed to be linked to regeneration
2) The electrical current that initiated these changes was tiny - between 2 - 3 amperes.
Armed with this information, Becker started experimenting on salamanders (that can regenerate limbs) and bullfrogs (that can’t regenerate limbs).
AMAZING THINGS BECKER LEARNED ABOUT THE ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF THE BODY
Amongst other things, Becker’s experiments showed that:
Becker found that the body’s electrical field mapped to the body’s nervous system, with the head and spinal region being strongly positive. He also found that the body’s tiny DC current controlled the way nerves worked in the brain, as well as the rest of the body, including regulating states of consciousness.
“Redifferentiation instructions are passed along a tissue arc whose main element is the circuit already established between nerves and epidermis….The direction (polarity) plus the magnitude and force (amperage and voltage) of current could serve as a vector system giving distinct values for every area of the body. The electric field surrounding continuously charged and diminished with the distance from the nerve would provide a third coordinate, giving each cell a slightly different electrical potential…A magnetic field must exist around the current flow…adding a fourth dimension to the system. Together, these values might suffice to pinpoint any cell in the body.”
The idea is that these electric and magnetic fields could affect the charged cell membrane’s “‘choice’ of what ions to absorb, reject or expel’ - or to put it another way, could sway which genes gets switched on or off in every particular cell, together with the associated chemical changes.
“ELECTRICAL FORCES TURN THE KEY THAT UNLOCK THE REPRESSED GENES”
In theory, Becker’s experiments proved that an electrical current was ‘the primary stimulus that began the regenerative process, and that it could operate in mammals.’ But then he hit the next problem: there weren’t enough electrically-sensitive cells in human bone marrow to make enough a big enough blastema to regenerate a limb in a human. So Becker turned his attention to trying to find a way of making other cells in the human body ‘electrically sensitive’, so that they could also dediffentiate when a tiny current of electricity was applied.
SILVER IONS KILL ALL TYPES OF BACTERIA WITHOUT SIDE-EFFECTS
Becker discovered that using a silver electrode ‘at the positive pole killed or deactivated every type of bacteria without side-effects, even with very low currents.’ But that wasn’t even the only amazing thing he discovered. He also learnt that a positive silver electrode ‘dedifferentiates connective tissue cells’, called fibroblasts.
What 'positively charged' silver ions was proven to do:
NOT ALL CELLS IN THE HUMAN BODY CAN DEDIFFERENTIATE
Not all cells in the human body can dedifferentiate. The following cells were all dediffentiated in response to electrical stimulus by Becker and his team:
The right amount of electrical current has to be aimed at the right type of cells for de-differentiation to occur.
THE BODY'S BIO-ELECTRICITY IS FLOWING THROUGH THE PERINEURAL CELLS
It’s now believed that the body’s current flows through the perineural cells. Perineural cells is a catch-all description for many different types of cell that surround every nerve cell like a kind of ‘sheath’, and which account for 90% of the human brain.
The neuron is the basic unit of all nervous sytems. Nerves are how different parts of the body communicate. The whole neuron is ‘wrapped’ in different sorts of perineural cells. The different types of perineural cells in the brain are called ‘glia’. Schwann cells ‘wrap’ the axons and dendrites of the neural cells in the spinal cord.
Schwann cells form a sort of tube made up of spiraling layers of myelin around the largest fibers. Ependymal cells line the four brain cavities, or ventricles of the brain, and also the central canal of the spinal cord.
Perineural cells play a big role in getting nutrients to the neurons, in controlling the diffusion of ions which in turn effects impulse firing, in memory, and in conducting the direct currents that ‘regenerate’ different parts of the body.
Becker discovered all these things more than 35 years’ ago, back in the 1980s. But instead of eagerly starting more research into these findings, to see how they could be safely applied to improving human health - his funding was pulled, and his small lab was disbanded, due to lack of funds and political pressure.
We can't find a 'cure' for cancer, and other serious illnesses for as long as we continue to look in the wrong places for it.
I've started writing a new book, with the working title ELECTRIC PEOPLE, that will hopefully explain how bio-electricity is the 'missing link' in human health, and that will hopefully give you, dear reader, a much better idea of HOW different treatments, both alternative and conventional work - and why they often don't work.
I don't have time to post on spiritualselfhelp AND write the book, so I've decided to stick up chunks of the rough draft as I go along. Please feel free to comment (respectfully...) on anything you'd like to hear more about, or have more details about, or if something doesn't make sense, and I'll try my best to answer your queries in future posts.
The idea that people are just chunks of animated meat is fairly new, and like many things that have corrupted the world of modern science, it can be laid at the feet of Charles Darwin.
Before Darwin came along with his theory of evolution, the idea that people had souls, and that there was a spiritual dimension to life, and that God existed and had created the world, was a given for nearly all scientists. Of course, there were always a few dissenters in the corner, but they normally kept their atheistic views to themselves, in much the same way that modern-day scientists who believe in God are forced to keep quiet, or see their career and reputation disappear down the tubes.
Then Darwin showed up, and challenged the God-centric view of the world in a number of key ways.
Firstly, he suggested that far from there being a specific plan behind, and a specific goal leading creation, everything in the world occurred due to random happenstance.
To put this another way, Darwin’s theory took an axe to the principal of ‘cause and effect’, and reduced everything in the world down to some kind of happy accident.
The next piece of mischief that the theory of evolution wrought in scientific minds is that it planted the idea that the world HAD to be incredibly old. After all, it would take billions and trillions of years before an amoeba could turn into a monkey, or a fully-sentient human being - if it could happen at all.
Sadly for Darwin, pioneering molecular biologist Douglas Axe recently proved conclusively that the amount of time it would actually take for even one of Darwin’s ‘happy evolutionary coincidences’ to occur was a number so big, it’s practically impossible. The world simply isn’t old enough for all the millions of evolutionary tweaks that could turn an amoeba into anything remotely similar to a biped - or even something more modest, like an earthworm or fruit-fly.[i]
Sadly for Axe - and everyone else who believes in God - the theory of evolution was so compelling for those individuals who wished to find an ‘intellectually satisfying[ii]’ way of denying God’s role in creation that no amount of scientific investigation, facts or research has been able to dislodge it.
And so, modern science continues to claim that the world is billions of years’ old, and to view every discipline through the lens of ‘evolution’, disregarding any of the uncomfortably mounting evidence that categorically disproves it.
Definition of vitalism
VITALISM VS MECHANISM
All this set the scene for the big schism that occurred throughout the 19th century [CHECK] between the ‘vitalist’ and ‘mechanist’ biological schools of thought. Again, until Darwin arrived on the scene, practically every scientist considered themselves to be a ‘vitalist’, inasmuch as they believed that some sort of invisible animating force, or soul, that they called the anima or elan vital, must be working through the physical body. This idea was so self-evident, it was axiomatic.
Vitalism held that this animating force was what separated living beings, including man, from the rest of the inanimate landscape.
But post-Darwin, when a new, God-less paradigm for life started to come into focus, many of the scientists of the day developed an almost religious zeal to root God and spirituality out of every last vestige of scientific endeavor - including the question of what animated man, himself.
This latter school came to be known as the ‘mechanists’, and they posited the idea that man was really just an intelligent collection of chemical compounds and cells, and was ultimately governed by the same laws of chemistry and physics that applied to inanimate matter.
Much of the debate between the vitalists and the mechanists took place around the subject of embryology, or the study of development. Ironically, Darwin himself gave the new field of embryology its name, and vainly hoped that the study of how life ‘developed’ would provide ample support for his theories of phylogeny, or what he termed the history of evolution.
Yet, despite the fact that the field was eagerly embraced by leading mechanists like German scientist Wilhelm Roux, that didn’t happen. As the field continued to develop (pun intended), embryologists like Roux and his colleague August Weismann soon confirmed that a fertilized egg appeared to be an unstructured single cell that continually divided, proliferated, and then somehow became a collection of differentiated cells.
While the vitalists argued, correctly, that epigenesis, or the external imposition of order on the cellular chaos of a fertilized egg, had to be coming from some intangible ‘vital’ force, the mechanists had a much more scientific explanation for what was really occurring: there had to be a little man, called a homunculus, in the sperm.
By the time Roux and Weissman were working on the problem of how a bunch of apparently simple cells could become a living creature, or a human being a hundred years’ later, the homunculus theory had fallen out of favor. However, the mechanists were still determined to find an alternative explanation for the creation of ‘life’ that didn’t include God or a spiritual element, so the ‘scientific’ search for how embryogenesis actually occurred continued unabated.
Weissman came up with a theory which postulated that the fertilized egg contained specific chemical structures called ‘determiners’, that would code for all the different cell types required. According to Weissman’s theory, once a cell had turned into muscle cell, or a blood cell, or a nerve cell, its function had been permanently fixed.
This was the earliest description of what came to be known as ‘genes’, and before long, DNA took the place of the homunculus in scientists’ minds, as the guiding force behind the development of life.
The father of modern genetics, American embryologist Thomas Hunt Morgan, proposed the theory that just as the genes contained inherited characteristics, they also contained the ‘code’ that would tell which cells to differentiate and become the endoderm (which gives rise to the glands and viscera in the fetus); the mesoderm (which gives rise to the bones, muscles and circulatory system) and the ectoderm (which becomes the skin, nervous system and sense organs.
At this stage in the game, it was believed that once a cell had been ‘coded’ at the beginning of the process to fulfill a particular function, that was set in stone and couldn’t be changed.
A MODERN TAKE ON DNA
It was only after work progressed on the human genome project that the cracks in this particular theory were discovered. Recent research has shown that there is no such thing as ‘one gene, one result’.
Science has now established that many genes work together to trigger a particular outcome. What’s more, the genes themselves are not ‘fixed’ and can be turned on or off by environmental factors that trigger biochemical messengers which in turn signal the gene to activate, or de-activate.
This process is called ‘methylation’, where environmental factors and experiences trigger a cluster of carbon and hydrogen atom, called a ‘methyl group’ to the outside of the gene. When this occurs, that gene is rendered less sensitive or hyper sensitive to the messages it’s being sent by the body.
What’s more, this pattern of peculiar gene expression, or ‘methylation’ can be passed on to the person’s descendants, in a process called ‘epigenetics’.
RNA vs ‘Determinors’
Weissman and then Morgan suggested that once a cell had been coded, or ‘determined’, it somehow lost the rest of the genetic blueprint that was initially available to it before it differentiated, and got ‘stuck’ being whatever it now was - like a piece of skin, or a heart muscle, or a nerve ending.
But later research showed that wasn’t true, and that the full genetic blueprint could still be found in every cell nucleus. In theory, these genes could be re-activated in the future, and each cell could change into a different type of cell via a process called ‘de-differentiation’.
Something called the RNA decides which bit of the cell’s genetic code gets switched off, and which is activated at any given time.
But the question still remained (at least for the mechanists and modern science): how was the RNA itself making these decisions, about which parts of the genetic blueprint each cell should repress, and which parts should be activated?