Part 1 of a Commentary on Paradigm Shifts in Telecommunications, Environmental Pollutants, Ecosystems, Human Health, Health Care Delivery, and the Human Capacity for Consciousness, Against the Backdrop of the Concurrent Challenges of Covid-19 and Microwave Poisoning
*Words with multiple layers of meaning, when translated from Chinese, are capitalized, to distinguish them from common use.
On February 1, 2021, a nor’easter blanketed the yard in heavy, wet snow.
Feb. 1 and 2 is also Imbolc, a Gaelic festival, heralding the beginning of spring. The Celtic culture, among others, celebrated the Solstices and the Equinoxes, as well as the cross quarters in between, marking 8 points corresponding to the sun’s position in the sky, relative to earth.
Feb. 4, according to Chinese masters, marks the beginning of spring. This is the time when seeds underground are said to begin to awaken, and turn to face the sun.
This year, on February 12, many Eastern cultures will observe the Chinese New Year. 2021 welcomes the Year of the Ox.
Each year, the Chinese New Year falls somewhere between late January and late February, sometimes before the Feb. 4 “eyes of spring,” and sometimes after. Unbeknownst to most in the modern day, the relative timing of these two dates (of the start of spring and the Chinese New Year) holds significance for humanity’s ability to thrive in the nature environment.
In ancient China, the Emperor was held accountable for protecting his empire through sacrifice and service. Accurately calculating the timing of the Chinese New Year was a significant responsibility, because it dictated patterns influencing the planting season, crop choices, migration, breeding of livestock, and safety from the threat of spring floods.
The Chinese developed a meticulous written language, reportedly far earlier than other cultures. And perhaps they had more than one word for snow, and quantified more than just the date and the height of the snowfall? In fact, they tracked the activity of the moon relative to the sun, and well as the timing of the start of spring and the Chinese New Year, and the many varied conditions in the nature environment. From this dedicated observation, the 60 year luni-solar farming calendar was introduced, in 2637 B.C.
And, if the sages and astronomers advising the Emperor were wrong, the punishment was death.
The Significance of Early February
Alongside the science quantified in China, India’s Ayurvedic health science recognizes that Feb. 1 marks the seasonal change into the rhythm of “kapha” (Earth and Water), with specific lifestyle and health recommendations to harmonize human physiology with the seasons, including herbs and dietary adjustments.
In the wisdom traditions of the East, the inner environment was not viewed as separate from the outer environment; it was understood that all things are inter-related. The Chinese described it as “all things being under the domain of Heaven.”
On Groundhog Day, also Feb. 2, most people read or hear about whether or not the animal saw his shadow. The question is viewed as light, humorous folklore in the mass culture, mentioned only in passing in weather and news reports, noted by many individuals who have never seen a groundhog.
Worldwide, in addition to the observation of Imbolc, the start of the Kapha season in the Ayurvedic tradition, the “eyes of spring” in the Chinese luni-solar calendar, and Groundhog Day, Feb. 2 is also the Feast of St. Brigid.
This timing of the Feast of St. Brigid is not random, and it was not a coincidence.
Dominator cultures, including the church and ruling political parties, took control of the clock and the calendar, intentionally severing the relationship between those they exploited, and their reverence for the cycles governing the nature environment.
This paradigm of separation endures today, and is only becoming more pronounced and more perilous, despite social movements directed towards energy conservation and climate concerns.
Dominator cultures thrive in, and sustain, environments of nature and energy illiteracy.
Some Westerners may be aware of which animal is featured in the parade in urban “Chinatown” celebrations. And some Westerners may have looked at the place mat in a neighborhood Chinese restaurant, and determined which animal corresponds to the year of their birth. But beyond that, the most Westerners have had very little exposure to the vast body of accumulated wisdom that was quantified in China over 4,000 years ago, or the implications for human health including “the animal that hides in one’s heart.”
It may seem of little consequence whether a Westerner mistakes his Chinese animal for a Horse instead of a Snake, by not understanding that the Chinese New Year does not fall on Dec. 31.
But not recognizing the mark of a dominator culture is of great consequence, and may determine what happens to all of us, in this generation.
And not possessing knowledge of the difference between the Spleen and the Heart constitutional influence leaves individuals with little discernment regarding health care decisions.
According to Indian sages, self- knowledge and self mastery is a birthright, leading to freedom and liberation.
Rudolph Steiner cautioned that technology would usher in an age where individuals are increasingly detached from their soul forces. German blogger Michael Berstecher explains,
Our cell metabolism, our nervous system, and the pineal gland are optimally electromagnetically stimulated by the imperceptible and subtle impulses of nature – especially the Schumann-resonances and Sferics. Our physical organism wants and needs to “hear” these frequencies in order to synthesize the endogenous second gate opener DMT and to experience inner peace, bliss and love as a state of consciousness. Nowadays, artificial radio waves, trillions of times more powerful than those found in nature, are superimposed upon natural electromagnetic stimulation fields severing all Beings from nature’s electromagnetic conductors. Through this decoupling, cell metabolism is greatly reduced thereby inhibiting the synthesis of DMT, Serotonin and Melatonin in the pineal gland.”
Against the backdrop of the start of spring and the approaching Chinese New Year, humanity is facing two juxtaposed illnesses which are being portrayed in dramatically different ways; covid-19, and microwave poisoning. This, in and of itself, is a symptom.
Astronomer Carl Sagan noted,
We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
And with the right combination of effort, in the Year of the Ox, which appears to be the Year of the Liver, which favors hard work and methodical, wise decision-making, we can reclaim recognition of the distinction between a Horse and a Snake.
This may mean, for example, discovering that a medication prescribed 3 years ago may not longer be beneficial or necessary 3 years later.
It may mean telehealth delivered via wireless 5G will impair, rather than cultivate, health.
It may mean that addressing the digital divide with rural wireless infrastructure may threaten the food supply.
It may mean that driverless cars, designed to allow humans to spend more time on screens connected to an alternate reality, and disconnected from the time-space continuum, will not help the environment.
It may mean that virtual reality, which gives the brain inaccurate inputs about the outer environment, is not progressive, and should only be used in applications where a brain-body disconnect is beneficial, for example in extreme pain management, but never in schools.
It may mean that the addictive nature of devices has led to unprecedented levels of mental health issues in children, whose developmental vulnerabilities have not been adequately protected.
It may mean recognizing that environmental movements promoting increasing sustainability via smart cities, smart grids, IOT, 5G, and data-driven decision-making are, in fact, increasing energy and resource consumption, and unleashing another planetary wave of inequity and exploitation.
It may mean that wireless telecommunication is not as safe as presumed. If so, this provides an inclusive opportunity where the everyday decisions of individuals, regarding their consumption patterns via use of cellphones and Wi-Fi, could tip the scales.
As a planetary society, this may be the only way back to balance.
As Carl Sagan wrote “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
In fact, we don’t need to discover anything new. But we do need to set aside our blind belief that further experimentation, competition, faster and more ubiquitous telecommunications connectivity generated from space and increasing terrestrial antennas, and imposition of technocracy on the nature and human environment, is helping to win a race. Whether the supposed danger is losing the race for technical dominance, or losing the race against China, or Russian hackers, or citizens subjected to increasing control and surveillance, worldwide, by their own leaders and military, we have fallen off the rails.
We’re in a race, against the loss of conscious connection with the forces that foster life itself.
We can choose to hold ourselves accountable to not interfering with the process by which we are inhabited by changing frequencies from the changing natural electromagnetic environment.
This pertains to our bodies, the bodies of our children, and those in the natural world. It is that simple.
If man-made microwave radiofrequencies interfere with the distribution of energy within the Meridian System of Oriental Medicine, which manifests as chrono-biology, our physiology is being hijacked. (This is, ironically, as dangerous as Homeland Security’s using millimeter waves to prevent airliner hijacking.)
The Chinese and Indian sages, and other early cultures including Native Americans, gave us the roadmaps we need.
In Chinese, the symbol for Danger is the same as the symbol for Opportunity.
As Joni Mitchell sang, “We are stardust, we are golden, and we have to get ourselves back to the garden.”
If we are in fact living in a technological dark age, faster and more data is not the new gold, especially when data, in the hands of decision makers, is manipulated to create decision-based evidence making.
The Year of the Ox is about calmly, methodically, carefully, respectfully reclaiming sovereignty over our own physiology, and its connection to human consciousness.
The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes by Theodora Lau
Best Loved Chinese Proverbs by Theodora Lau
Source for Chinese graphic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_word_for_%22crisis%22
Patricia Burke works with activists across the country and internationally calling for new biologically-based microwave radio frequency exposure limits. She is based in Massachusetts and can be reached at [email protected].
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