The Golden Age
Ancient Archaelogy, Evolution & Consciousness

by Dr Mike Ellis

 
 

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Intelligence and Life
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In the book "Intelligence and Life" by Fred Hoyle, it is hypothesised that life was brought to this earth by bacteria from outer space, and that our planet was an 'assembly station' for life. The scientific view of the origin of life is that it arose spontaneously on earth, because it is postulated that when you stir up simple, non-organic molecules, with almost any form of intense energy, the molecules will reassemble themselves back into amino acids, which are the essential building blocks of proteins.

This is of course faulty reasoning. No one has shown that the correct arrangements of amino acids, like the ordering of enzymes, can be produced by this method. Life itself, cannot exist without the metabolic processes catalysed by enzymes. There are some 2,000 enzymes, and their structures are the same across the whole of the living world, whether it be a bacteria or a man. The chance of finding an individual enzyme from stringing together amino acid beads at random is impossible. It is row after row of zeros …. up to 40,000 zeros!

Fred Hoyle states that life cannot have arisen by chance, and that the chemical reactions catalysed by the 2,000 enzymes are fundamental to the basic chemistry of the carbon atom itself. He asks us to look at sugars, the main energy source of life. These are built up from the two most common molecules, hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Thus, the enzymes we use to unlock the energy content of sugars are engaged in processes which are central to the chemical content of the whole universe.

He then goes on to question Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, stating that many of today's extraordinary structures and behaviour sequences would have been at best useless, or at worst, dangerous, in their early stages. He then looks at the concept of punctuated equilibrium in the evolutionary process of evolution by jumps. This entails abrupt changes in organisms followed by long periods of stability. Fred Hoyle thinks that this particular theory or concept is accounted for by the arrival of genes from outer space, but I feel, personally that there is more to all this than such a naïve explanation.


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The Biomedical Model-The Dualism of Mind and Body
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Let us now look at another concept, the dualist concept of conventional medicine that the mind and the body are separate and that the disease process is something which the individual has no control over.

What happens if we completely change the concept of conventional medicine, and look at the person as an integrated unit of mind and body. Look for example at the theory of Michael Odent, who sees the brain, the endocrine system and the immune system as being an integrated unit. This kind of unit is what he calls a 'primal adaptive system' and has, as he states, a lot in common with the traditional, oriental theories regarding the circulation of energy. There is evidence that that the primal adaptive system is found very early on in the individual's life, for example, even at the embryonic stage of development.

 

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Barker`s Hypothesis
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Barker et al 9. Barker, D.J.P.: Foetal Infant Origins Of Adult Diseases, BMJ Publishing Group, London, 1994.10. Barker, D.J.P.: Mothers, babies and diseases in later life, BMJ Publishing Group, London, 1994. showed that the high cardiovascular mortality in the socio-economically deprived areas of the UK (Scotland, Wales) was closely associated with high infant mortality in these areas. High infant mortality was related to poor intra-uterine growth and low birth-weight, possibly as a result of maternal malnutrition.

A series of studies by Barker's group showed an association of adult diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemias and abnormal coagulation profile with low birth-weight. These associations of birth-weight with cardiovascular risk were independent of lifestyle factors and adult obesity. Further studies showed that low birth-weight is associated with insulin resistance in adult life. The concept of in utero 'metabolic programming' was thus established.

Barker proposed that adult diabetes and insulin resistance syndrome are related to a 'thrifty phenotype' (low birth-weight). In this scheme, lifestyle factors take a backseat, and early life environment rather than genetics is believed to have caused the present day epidemic of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Accordingly, it might be possible to curtail the epidemic in future generations by improving mothers' nutrition. The implications of these findings for a developing country such as India, where over a third of newborns have low birth-weight, are enormous.

In ancient China, embryonic education was widely practised.
It was called 'Tai Kyo' and its basic principle was that only a happy and healthy mother could have a happy and healthy baby.

The Human Being and the Natural Environment

Looking at this concept from a wider vantage point, one may also say that the 'diseases of civilisation' are due to a disruption or weakness of the channels and circulation of energy. This weakness is due to the Human Being`s lack of connection with the universe and universal intelligence. I use this concept of intelligence, because I think that infinite intelligence is all around us. It is not just limited to the individual, but is in fact, a matrix or a field, something that Robert Sheldrake speaks of in his concept of 'morphogenic fields'.

Cogent examples of this inextricable relationship between Hu-man and his environment appear in the article, "The Health Implications, effects and causes of the depletion of the Ozone Layer" (Australian Medicine, Vol. 1), ----for example more skin cancer from increased ultraviolet light, deaths from malnutrition and starvation through droughts and flooding, death from exposure to extremes of climate and spread of vector borne diseases, more water associated illness due to the reduction of the quality and quantity of water, more accidental deaths due to the breakdown of roads, poorer medical care due to reduced financial resources, more respiratory disease due to air pollution, death from heat exhaustion and more violent crime due to prolonged hot spells.

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A Biological Process Implicit in the Universe
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We are all microcosms of the macrocosm of the universe. The rhythms and harmonics inherent in our physiology mirror the rhythmic processes of the seasons, the phases of the moon and sun and the ebb and flow of tides. Our palpable feel of energy in our bodies reflect the currents, motions and process inherent in the universe. This understanding has now been taken up in greater detail in the practice and use of bioresonance for treatment in medicine.

"A model of "healing energy" to explain a wide range of biofield phenomena has evolved. The energy matrix is able to sense the internal and external environment, process information and integrate functions throughout the body. When the communication system becomes disordered or unbalanced, the flow of information is slowed, and healing is compromised. External 'healing' energy can reopen the communication channels and thereby facilitate tissue repair and replacement. Of particular benefit is the ability to increase immunity and the stress response and decrease autonomic hyperactivity (Miles and True, 2003). Oschman (2002a) also suggests that practices such as mediation, yoga and Qigong bring about an ordering of the tissue structure such that they become more capable of emitting strong, coherent signals. This is effectively self-healing by energy work."

Biofield Medicine - History, Philosophy and Modern Day Applications © Dr Paul Stevens 2003

With respect to the evolving, self-regulating ecosystem of Gaia,there is a little known speciality of process physics which works in a similar way to the Gaia hypothesis and uses the same basic conception of systems, process and feedback ( self referential noise ) to show that the systemic processes seen in the living systems on Planet Earth can also be extrapolated to the Universe itself.

To recover the essence of physics and peel away the complex maths a basic equation is discovered which islike a neural network inspired by the structure of our brains. The information is internally meaningful to the system.

It is a whole complex flux of process. The structure is not a classical structure and it is called quantum foam. It is actually what the nature of space is. It is a consequence of a neural network type behaviour. From the quantum foam behaviour the properties, thenature of matter and atomscan be deciphered. There are certain patterns which have topological defects. When space started forming as three dimensional foam it apparently developed faults in it. These faults or defects are called matter. There are two types of defects - anti matter and ordinary matter. Matter is actually trapped information in the system and the system cannot get rid of matter. ( personal Communication Prof Reg Cahill -Head of Dept Quantum Physics University NSW )

Heraclitus was one of the first physicists who discovered that process was the key to reality. He had the conception that all is flux. This is also called a Heraclidian process system. Buddha was contemporary with Heraclitus. The resulting combination of Buddhist logic with Heraclidian thought occurred in the 6-7 century AD,. IN that time Tien Tai the exponent of the Lotus Sutra realised that the energy is kinetic. It is not static even though logic is static. Logic imagines a reality stabilised in concepts of names. They realised that reality was a process. The ultimate aim of Buddhist logic Tien Tai claimed was to explain the relationship between a moving reality and the static constructions of logic which is what process physics is.

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Conclusions
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  1. Reality is very biological in its mode of behaviour - it is more biological than biological
  2. Reality is very mind-like. The universe is mind or the mind is universal. One is dealing with internal, meaningful information.
  3. There is self organising information IN REALITY WHICH SUBSUMES PROCESS
  4. Important patterns are those which self replicate. They are continually dying and being replaced by the iterator.
  5. Self replication at all levels.
  6. Quantum matter is topologically encoded semantic information.
  7. Quantum information can be deduced from this system.
  8. Biological life is very special because it is actually invented syntactical information or evolved syntactical information.

Could it be that the Entity or REALITY from which all living organisms arise is part of a biological process not only in the biosphere of planet Earth but implicit in the Universe itself? Human beings, being a form of sentient life with a vastly complex neocortex embody this intelligence to a higher degree in terms of self reflective consciousness than other living organisms on the Planet.. It is in the inter-linkage and the inextricable relationship of this biological process or intelligence in the myriad forms of biodiversity in the biosphere that allows everything to maintain itself at the expense of everything else in reciprocal maintenance.

The Europeans, looked upon religion as having a culmination within their own sphere of civilisation , in Renaissance thought with its emphasis on the significance of the individual. However with the influence of the Philosophy of Descartes people began to see the human being as a machine, with mind as somewhat separate and not involved in the whole process of life-(.Deus ex machina) Thus Science became an objective study of Nature divorced from the subjective nature of the Human Psyche.

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Ancient Archeology
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The power of place has always been significant in the grounding, sensing and expression of energies. In fact the popular art of feng shui is based on this concept. The great sacred sites on our planet have energy fields which are often healing or spiritually enlightening. To forget our connection with the earth and nature is to forget the nature of our very selves. As energetic beings we are inextricably connected with the energy in our environment.

"The energy transference at the power places goes both ways; earth to human and human to earth. The wondrously magical living earth gives us tiny human beings subtle infusions of high octane soul food and as pilgrims we give the earth a sort of planetary acupuncture in return."

The Power of Place Pilgrimage and the Allure of Sacred Sites by Martin Gray

Stone Henge Aerial View
Photograph courtesy of SacredSites.com
http://sacredsites.com/europe/england/stonehenge.html

However, if we look at ancient archaeology, the bomb which rocked the foundation of orthodox archaeology was written by Alexander Thom, a Scotsman, formerly of Oxford University, who after attending and studying stone circles and megalithic relics all over England, wrote a book entitled "Megalithic sites in Britain' . Healso wrote articles for journals of learned societies. Thom claimed that stone circles and related monuments in Britain were the products of a construction programme which reached its climax in about 1850 B.C. They were all meticulously designed according to a unified standard or cannon of geometry that appeared to be closely related to that which was taught by the school of Pythagoras more than a thousand years later. They were planned to emphasise integral numbers evidently with a symbolic or magical significance. Their positioning and orientation were determined by astronomical considerations and in some cases, the construction lines defining the geometry of the circles` plans were also sighting lines for the sun, the moon and the stars. He also found that the significant sun and moon alignment at Stonehenge pointed to a succession of other ancient sites over distances of many miles and with stretches of ancient track in between. Stonehenge was no longer an isolated monument but the centre of a vast system of astronomically placed stations extending far across the Wessex landscape.

In 1971, the official archaeological attitude to prehistoric astronomy as expressed in antiquity, was to accept its existence in principle, while ignoring most of the historical implications. Obviously the implications are extremely disturbing to modern archaeologists because what is displayed is a knowledge of mathematics and its applications, hardly inferior, if at all, to that of Egypt of about the same date, or that of Mesopotamia considerably later. It is obviously very clear that there is a vast network of intelligence produced by previous civilisations on this planet which knows of the existence of 'infinite intelligence' and the inextricable relationship between Hu-man and his environment.

The work of Schwaller de Lubicz is also worth while considering. After two years of study on site at the temple of Luxor, he was able to prove that all that was accepted as dogma concerning Egypt and ancient civilisation in general, was wrong, or at least, hopelessly inadequate. Schwaller de Lubicz's work overthrows or undermines every currently cherished belief regarding Hu-man's history and the evolution of civilisation. Egyptian science, medicine, mathematics, and astronomy were all of an exponentially higher order of refinement and sophistication than modern scholars will acknowledge and the whole of the civilisation was based on the complete and precise understanding of the 'universal law' or 'infinite intelligence', which manifested itself in a consistent, coherent and interrelated system that fused science, art and religion into a single organic unity.

The sphinx of ancient Egypt is a remarkable structure. It may well have come
from a previous civilisation, an earlier and higher civilisation, like that of Atlantis.. The average building blocks used in the great pyramid weighed 2 ½ tons, whereas many of the blocks used in building the sphinx temple weighed 50 tons or more. The highly acclaimed flowering of Greece, 2,000 years after Egypt, pales into insignificance in the face of a civilisation which supposedly started with a crude Neolithic base, but in a matter of only a few centuries, produced a system of hieroglyphics, the most sophisticated calendar system ever developed, an effective mathematics, a refined medicine, a total mastery of arts and crafts and the capacity to construct the largest and most accomplished stone buildings ever built by man.


The Sphinx, Giza Plateau, near Cairo, Egypt
Photograph courtesy of SacredSites.com

http://sacredsites.com/africa/egypt/sphinx.html

Another interesting point to consider is that there is convincing evidence that the sphinx is eroded by water and that this water must have been at least 10,000 B.C. which was the last time that the great flooding of the Nile took place. Egyptian chronological tables have been found in the course of excavation which date the founding of Egypt much earlier than the dynastic record. Although there are inconsistencies, there is a broad agreement in that the various sources postulate a long period during which Egypt was ruled by the Neters and then another almost equally long period during which it was ruled by the Shmsu Hor (The Companions of Horus). The earliest calculations would then place the founding of Egypt between 23,000 B.C. and 30,000 B.C.

The pyramids and the sphinx have been mentioned because of evidence from NASA space photography which shows that life may have existed on Mars before some kind of annihilation or nuclear winter. One of the Mariner 9 Fly-by photographs of Elysium quadrangle located in the north east quadrant of Mars showed regularly arrayed pyramidal formations. Other unique formations were discovered by the Viking Orbiter Satellite when it observed the area known as Cydonia in the North West quadrant of Mars. One of the pyramids in the Cydonia region is aligned to a maximum incident radiation on the sunrise at the winter solstice. Many of the artifacts on both the Elysium and Cydonian regions seem to lie on the shores of an ancient sea. Many have argued that these pyramids are simply the result of supersonic winds. However, these structures are not simple breakages from a long chain of surface fractures but are separate free standing structures with unique angles, which show, for example, in the Cydonia pyramid formations, the precision of the remarkable Alpha angle, 16.36 degrees, which is the exact same angle as that found on the pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

All of this information adds up to a terrible enigma. Is our conception of evolution wrong? Were there, in fact, previous civilisations, and was their knowledge of life and the way in which they dealt with reality, different from the way we deal with and see reality and life? What was the purpose of their religion? How were they able to construct such huge structures and why were these structures in perfect astronomical alignment? Why is the pyramid structure used, and why is it so common, being found in such diverse places as Egypt, Brazil, Japan, Australia and Mars?

Hidden in these lost civilisations is there not perhaps a key to the enigma of life
and also a key to our origins?

A world society that can build pyramids all over the globe must have been technologically advanced, to say the least, and the ancient stone sites throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and parts of Europe, must have been built by a race of man which was much more advanced, technologically, than we give him credit for. Why is the emphasis on structure and astronomical alignment? Does it have anything to do with the relationship between Hu-man and his/her environment, or Hu-man and the fertility of the land, or Hu-man and his/her deep psychic connection with the cosmos itself?

Once we start to delve into these concepts, we find ourselves looking at consciousness and consciousness is something which is very difficult to understand or express in a strictly materialistic or objective way, because it is such a subjective field of study.. On one hand we have the personal revelation of an individual, and on the other we have the dogma of institutionalised religion.

How can we find the truth behind the façade? And yet, truth has always been expressed in great literature, great art, great music, and also in great religion. This truth has always pointed towards the god-like potential of man. The truth is found within and not without. It is this truth which is so evanescent and fleeting that has always been so hard to grasp, and it is this essential truth that surely is the motivating force behind humankind's creativity and a ceaseless search for perfection and achievement.

It seems that this body of ancient proof is saying that we should not be too arrogant in our approach to contemporary science and society, but that we should in fact draw on the past in order to grow and learn new ways of being, seeing and living.

In The Discoveries of Art in Arthur Koestler's 'Janus : A Summing Up', the author talks about the expression 'reculer pour mieux sauter' where a temporary regression to more primitive and uninhibited levels of ideation is followed by a creative, forward leap. Koestler says that disintegration, reintegration, dissociation and bissociation reflect the same pattern. He sees this drawback to leap; playing not only a crucial role in mental creativity, but also in the creative evolution of higher life forms.


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The Intuitive Leap
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An intuitive leap which creates a new theory or a new form of art is an indefinable form of beauty. Koestler remarks that the greatest living English physicist, Paul Dirac went even further with his famous pronouncement that it is far more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiments. He quotes from Keat's Ode on a Grecian Urn :

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty." That is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know".

Koestler's Evolution by Domain Shift then points out that the human adult resembles the embryo of an ape rather than an adult ape, quoting Bolk's pioneering work. Bolk says that in both the Simian embryo, and the human adult, the ratio of the weight of the brain to total body weight is disproportionately high. Other embryonic or foetalised characteristics in adult man are also mentioned, such as the absence of brow bridges, the scantiness and later appearance of body hair, pallor of the skin, retarded growth of the teeth and a number of other features. Koestler says that the missing link between ape and man will probably never be found, because it was an embryo.

Koestler is of the opinion that paedomorphosis or juvenilization appear to play an important part in the grand strategy of evolution. Perhaps what we are seeing here is evolution by a domain shift rather than an incremental shift.

Tagore in 'The Crescent Moon' writes, "I wish I could travel by the road that crosses babies' minds and out beyond all bounds, where messengers run errands for no cause between kingdoms of kings of no history; where reason makes kites of her laws and flies them, and truth sets fact free from its fetters". In The Child Angel, he says, "let them see your face, my child, and thus know the meaning of all things. Let them love you, and thus love each other. Come and take your seat in the bosom of the limitless, my child, at sunrise, open and raise your heart like a blossoming flower, and at sunset, bend your head, and in silence, complete the worship of the day."

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Creativity in Evolution, and Thought on the Golden Age
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Is there a connection between the child in Hu-man, creativity, and the myth of the Golden Age which is ever inherent in the mythology of humankind?

In the Psychology of the Trickster Figure by Jung, Jung states that when a primitive or barbarous consciousness forms a picture of itself on a much earlier level of development and continues to do so for hundreds and even thousands of years, undeterred by the contamination of his archaic qualities, with differentiated highly developed mental products, then the causal explanation is that the older the archaic qualities are, the more conservative and pertinacious their behaviour. He sees the motif of the trickster figure archetype as being an example of this, and agrees with Rodin that the history of civilisation is largely on account of the attempts of man to forget his transformation from an animal into a human being.

In this respect, the Golden Age looks like some kind of delusion, developed to enable man to forget his humble origins. However, is this the case? Are we not stumbling up the wrong path in this quest for truth?

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Extending Life Span
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According to The Yellow Emperor's Handbook, which was written thousands of years before the birth of Christ, the original date being lost in antiquity :

"In ancient times, when the Yellow Emperor was born, he was endowed
with divine talents. While yet in early infancy, he could speak. While still
very young, he was quick at apprehension and very penetrating. When he
was grown up, he was sincere and comprehending. When he became
perfect, he ascended to heaven." (Book I, Treatise on the Natural Truth In
Ancient Times
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In Maximum Lifespan, by Roy Walford, M.D., we are told that :

"Now in 1982, I believe that gerontologists are not far from achieving
substantial prolongation of human lifespan. Indeed, it seems fairly certain
that maximum lifespan could already be prolonged up to 130-140 years
by the exercising of very stringent measures."

Even more outrageous is a statement by Leonard Orr in his book The Common Sense of Physical Immortality where he says "that the basic idea of physical immortality is that you can take personal responsibility for the destiny of your physical body. Immortalists reject the idea that death is inevitable and say that death is controlled by individual consciousness. They affirm the idea that the human body is able to last as long as the rest of the physical universe".

Are these ideas just rationalisations to reduce the fear of death and bad memories by an animal which is different from other animals by reason of its large brain, or is there some truth in these concepts?

Is the history of Hu-man a history of evolution and growth in terms of a more refined society and civilisation, or has there been a Golden Age in the past?

Similarly, to what extent can the mind of Hu-man influence the body and prevent illness and even prevent ageing?

The conventional and scientific thought is having to give way to more creative solutions to problems, because, life on the planet itself is threatened with annihilation from several sources including nuclear war ,overpopulation and ecological disaster.

Some would say that this kind of predicament leads to people looking into the past as a way out of present apprehensions. On the other hand, looking into the past may give the opportunity to find new ways of sustainable survival in the future. In his Metamorphosis, the Roman poet Ovid, said the first age was golden. In it "faith and righteousness were cherished by men of their own free will, without judges or laws. Penalties and fears there were none, nor were threatening words inscribed in unchanging bonds. Without the use of soldiers, the people, in safety enjoyed their sweet repose".

In the Mahabaharata written in the Hindu-Brahamanic period, says that the Krita Yuga or Golden Age was so named because there was but one religion, and all men were saintly. Therefore they were not required to perform religious ceremonies. Holiness never grew less and the people did not decrease. The Kita Yuga was without disease, there was no lessening with the years. There was no hatred or vanity or evil thought whatsoever. No sorrow, no fear. Being all like gods, they ascended to the sky and returned at will. Self subdued, and free from envy, they beheld the gods and the mighty prophets and had a clear perception of all duties. They lived for a thousand years."

Chuang-Tzu belongs to a period three or four centuries before Christ. He was a disciple of Lao Tzu. In his writings on the universe, he says, "In the Golden Age, good men were not appreciated, ability was not conspicuous, rulers were mere beacons, while the people were as free as the wild deer. They were upright without being conscious of duty to their neighbours. They loved one another without being conscious of charity. They were true without being conscious of loyalty. They were honest without being conscious of good faith. They acted freely in all things without recognising obligations to anyone. Thus their deeds left no trace, their affairs were not handed down to posterity."

Perhaps as human beings, in our contemporary society, we have forgotten our origins and the basic essence of our nature, which is truth, integrity, constructiveness, creativity and love.

In his book Primal Health, Michael Oden invokes a new theory of what he calls 'primal health'. He challenges all our modern assumptions and preoccupations about the nature of health. Primal health stems from that critical and crucial time of our life, which is in the womb, around birth and around breast feeding. It is then that the immune system, the hormonal system and the primitive brain are formed and reach maturity and that our biological computers are programmed for life. Everything that happens at this time has an influence on our basic state of health. Thereafter, Oden states, we can only cultivate it as a gardener tends his garden. The point that he is making, is that the whole body is an integrated unit - the brain, the hypothalamus, the endocrine system and the immune system and that the brain itself has a profound effect on the immune system and the endocrine system. Oden sees the diseases of Western society, depression, alcoholism, cardiovascular disease, schizophrenia, obesity, rheumatism, allergies, auto-immune disease, viral diseases and cancers as all being a symptom of the weakness of disturbance of the primal adaptive system. He sees:

a connection between the primal adaptive system, its integration and the
unblocking the channels of energy that are described in ancient Chinese medicine.

Anything that reminds people as a bodily memory in the helplessness, hopelessness and inhibition of action caused by birth trauma raises a stress reaction which can create depression of the immune system and further illness in adulthood.

In particular, he sees the helplessness and hopelessness and inhibition of action caused by the birth trauma as being related to future illness as seen in the catastrophic situation in the primal status of the baby where there is inhibition in the production of prostaglandin's, particularly prostaglandins I, and an excessive production of cortisone caused by the fight of flight reaction which releases cortisone from the adrenal glands.. It is the inflammatory prostaglandins that he sees as being largely responsible for the diseases of Western civilisation.

A catastrophic situation at birth may be due to birth trauma caused by difficult prolonged labour, the cord around the neck, forceps delivery, Caesarian delivery, separation from mother at birth, lack of closeness with mother, early cessation of breast feeding, violent or uncaring words, inability to express love or affection towards the baby.

Of course this early birth trauma can relate to cataclysmic responses in the collective unconscious of humankind. Velikovsky talks about deep seated memories in humanity of cataclysmic effects occurring on the planet, such as gigantic earthquakes, disturbance of climate where the earth itself changed and created millions upon millions of human deaths. At the same time birth trauma and the experience of life is intimately related to death and if one is to accept the theory of reincarnation, birth trauma may well relate to the method of previous death in a previous life.

One of the greatest challenges to obtaining enlightenment is to overcome these sufferings of life and death.

In On Attaining Buddhahood- Issho Jobutsu Sho -Nichiren Daishonin says

If you wish to free yourself from the sufferings of birth and death you have endured through eternity and attain supreme enlightenment in this lifetime, you must awaken to the mystic truth which has always been within your life.

We are aware of how human beings can cure themselves of incurable illness through the ability to work with their consciousness. People who have overcome severe illnesses and have cured themselves seem to have an aspect of divinity about them.

In bio feedback experiments, the individual who in deep meditation develops bliss and happiness within themselves seems to have a profound effect in creating deep relaxation as expressed in all physiological variables being measured.

It is obvious that someone who has cured themselves of cancer has modified the genetic structure of their body.


The theories of Kleinian psychoanalysis, the work on rebirthing by Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray, the work of primal therapy all see the earliest experiences in a human being's life as being the most significant. The work of Michael Odent adds a physical basis to these concepts.

In his book, The Unborn Child, Roy Ridgway, states that in the womb, the child plays the dominant role in the partnership. He quotes proof that individual sounds and words are registered in the womb and that auditory preferences after birth are influenced by what is heard prenatally. He also quotes the work of two Boston University doctors William Condon and Louis Sander, who used computer studies of new born babies to find that each infant had a complete and individual repertoire of body movements that synchronised with speech. They concluded that the matching of movement to words must have started in the womb.
The work that is done under the heading of the "Metamorphic Technique" and the work of Dr Gerald Jampolski in attitudinal healing, both deal with the life force inherent in the child and developing embryo. Both, in my opinion, work on the concept of "reculer pour mieux sauter", going back not only into the depths of consciousness, but into the earliest experiences of development in the foetus. It would seem that in attitudinal healing and The 'Metamorphic Technique', the life force itself can catalyse a change that will lead to a "rebirth" of the individual following often shocking trauma - either pre conceptual ( previous life ) pre-natal, or subsequent trauma.

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The Role of Faith and Belief
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However the so called creation of the miraculous in the physical world, should be looked on with practicality and pragmatism. Dr Herbert Benson founding President of the Mind/Body Medical Institute and the Mind/Body Medical Institute and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. says the Brain is hard wired for faith. He says Faith is also seen in action every time a patient swallows an antibiotic as he says 30% to 40% of the response is due to the placebo effect.

The epidemic of degenerative disease and depression in the World I believe means we need to look at the role of faith and belief in curing illness and the effect our thoughts and modus vivendi have on our immune systems. In the US there are said to be 50 million cultural creatives who are looking at new ways of thinking , and doing to create a more sustainable world environmentally and through consciousness change which they call paradigm shift ( change in the way we construct reality) People are talking about Critical Mass Change and people all over the Planet are now seeking spiritual change within themselves. In order to express themselves in a more complete and whole way they hope that when a critical number is reached on the planet we may become more cooperative and less destructive.

With this respect as a race, en masse, human beings are now seeking for the Golden Age within themselves for they are seeking for that unity in mind, body, spirit and nature that is their birthright and prerogative.

To go on a quest, to have a mission larger than our individual families, to improve our society in which we live in, to search for meaning within ourselves, to work at our human potential, to search for spiritual paths that suit us, to express our deepest selves and to seek for the meaning in our dreams and our behaviour is the quantum leap we all need to make if we are to create a transformed Global Society.

When we begin to work on ourselves then the early experiences that we had that
upset our psycho neuro immunology are corrected and as a result of this our immune system, endocrine system and neurological system begin to function as was their birthright and thus we reprogram our biological computers by getting back to primal health of the child within.

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Dr Michael Ellis
Peace Worker, Futurist and Medical Practitioner, Founder of Centre for Change,
Melbourne Australia, May 2003

Dr Michael Ellis is a medical doctor, futurist, and peace worker, living in Melbourne.

Dr Ellis is Founder of The Medical Renaissance Group. The aim of The Medical Renaissance Group is to create a new kind of medicine which integrates mind, body and spirit, society and the environment.

He is also Founder of the Centre for Change which aims to create an openness of dialogue for men and women of goodwill, in order that we can find a way out of the current global crisis. It also aims to contribute to the creation of a planetary peace culture, which affirms our deepest respect for all life which makes up the biosphere.

Dr Ellis has higher qualifications in general medicine, paediatrics and nutritional medicine.

He has a special interest in mind-body medicine and in optimizing the physical, mental and emotional health of the individual. He is particularly interested in anti-aging , brain longevity and the prevention of dementia.

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