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Friday, April 04, 2008
The Art of Memetics
reordering, rearranging, and experimenting with our sub-
selves in relation to points of intensities revealed by myth,
we can interact with these flows and direct ourselves along
new vectors. Without being able to set our own course
through these flows, we remain at their mercy, reacting to
mythic resonances without understanding why, controlled
by those who do know how to capitalize on these
embedded energies latent in the collective unconscious."
Quote from The Art of Memetics - Edward Wilson & Wes Unruh
Labels: seed theory
T5T: The Ten Minute Rejuventation Plan
Carolinda Witt in her wonderful manual titled "the 10-minuet rejuvenation plan" refers to the five rites as "The Five Tibetians" but that is as far as it goes. She teaches from her own direct experience from doing the rites over an long period of time.
"the 10-minuet rejuvenation plan" is 165 pages of wonderful photographs and full of ideas that make the pracice of the five rites safer than ever...this is a good book.
Carolinda is a genuine person and not one of these folks who are ripping off the five rites to pass themselves off as a personal development guru. She has really done her homework.
So if you are like me and the tibetian angle is going to turn you off...just ignore the whole T5T connection to tibet and focus on the photos...Carolinda is pretty hot...I mean...the detailed information is very helpful.
Labels: Peter Kelder
Eye of Revelation: Scientific Utility of the Five Rites
George Crile (in 1936) also in shows in "The Phenomena of Life- A Radio Electric Interpretation" how the glands govern the bodies electrical systems. "It is at once clear that there is within the organism an energy controlling system which is activated by the special senses primarily. Theoretically, this system would consist of the special senses the brain, the adrenal-sympathetic system and the thyroid gland." 1
If one pays particular attention to the Five Rites they will see that in each position the head is tucked in or it is stretched back. These are not physical exercises or strenuous stretches meant to give you a work out. The very subtle and gentle action of tucking your chin next to your chest applies a very small amount of physical stress to the thyroid gland. This gland over time will begin to actually grow stonger cause of this stress. As the glands grow stronger, tougher, more resilient the body is able to create and circulate more bio-electricity.
The same holds true for stimulating the adrenal-sympathetic system. It is not hard to see how certain parts of the rites are meant to gently stimulate the kidneys and strenthen the adrenal cortex.
Peter Kelder in his original work (available only from Borderland Sciences Research Foundation since 1975) talks about how this energy is turned ever upward.
"...the SUPER-MAN turns the procreative urge upward and reproduces within himself a new man - a stronger, powerful, magnetic man who is constantly growing younger, day by day, moment by moment."
To fully understand the "intuitional" and "poetic" language Peter Kelder was using it will be vital to divert into a section of Wilhelm Reichs work on Orgone energy.
The Journal of Orgonomy
Vol 3, Num 2, Nov. 1969
Translated by Joseph Gross, M.D. and Barbara Goldberg Koopman, M.D.(Copenhagen, 1937)
Experimental Investigation of the Electrical Function of Sexuality and Anxiety
By Wilhelm Reich, M.D.
The experimental investigation of skin potentials in pleasure and anxiety has supported our hypothesis that the process of excitation gives rise to two opposite directions of flow of bioelectrical current: towards the periphery and towards the center. The question of the nature of the current may now be clearly answered, the sensation of streaming is not solely contingent upon the blood flow in pleasure and anxiety, but also on the transmission of electrically charged particles by the blood and lymph streams. It has long been known that ionic currents exist in the blood.
The skin now turns out to be the peripheral site at which the electrical charges are deposited or withdrawn; the autonomic periphery, so to speak. The existence of the direction "towards the world," on which we based our sex-economic: theory of the instincts, is clearly confirmed.
However, the nature of the direction "away from the world, into the self" has remained less clear until now. Where is the bioelectric current concentrated during anxiety? This brings up the question of the autonomic center.
The autonomic center:
Where in the body are the sources and storage areas of bioelectrical energy to be found? Our first hypothesis was-the autonomic nervous system (primarily the celiac; hypogasrtric, and pudendal plexuses). I will shortly offer clinical support for this assumption. The autonomic nervous system represents the generator, that is, the source of the electrical energy of the human body. The experimental investigations reported in the first part of this paper thoroughly substantiate this assumption. Now let us test to what extent it is supported by clinical facts and how it enables us to comprehend hitherto unexplainable phenomena in neurotic and emotional disorders.
To do this, we must free ourselves from a preconceived notion which conventional thinking in neurology and medicine tends to foster. The term "center" usually refers to the cerebrum and its associated relaystations through which the nerve impulses are conducted. It would be premature to discuss in detail the appropriateness of such a use of this term. In any case, it involves the mechanical concept of the cerebrum as the true control center and source of all impulses which are transmitted to the rest of the body. The cerebrum is seen as the ruler, so to speak, of all of man's actions. However, recent work in neuropathology (especially that of Goldstein) has sought to bring forth a completely new concept which seems to deprive the cerebrum of its hitherto dominant function. The discovery of the autonomic functions has excited the interest of all branches of medicine. Moreover, the essential workings of this system and its relationship to the psyche are being eagerly explored.
My formulation of the function of the vagal and sympathetic systems, the basic antithesis of vegetative life, is in complete accord with this newer direction and opposes on many counts mechanistic cerebral physiology. A lengthy discussion would be premature here but we must make clear that the expression "autonomic center" implies much more than merely the "center" of the autonomic nervous system: It really connotes the center of all biophysiological and character-affective functioning in general.
According to this view, the cerebrum--conservatively speaking is only a specially developed accelerating and braking apparatus for the totality of autonomic bodily functions. This view is supported by the undeniable fact that the living organism shows an instinctive purposefulness long before the cerebrum is developed. In particular, the emotional processes, such as pleasure, anxiety, and anger, which have so greatly concerned us here, are by no means dependent on the existence of the cerebrum. Autonomic functions are phylogenetically older than those of the cerebrum. Thus the expression "autonomic center" has a much deeper significance than might appear at first glance. We must assume that cerebral functioning is also dependent upon autonomic functioning in general.
If we place a grid electrode on the epigastrium, about halfway between the umbilicus and the xiphoid process, the skin potential usually registers about -20 to -40 mV. If a finger is pressed into the abdomen near the electrode, there is a steady drop in potential of about 10 to 20 mV. The same thing happens when the subject bears down as if at stool or inhales deeply. One may object that the fall in potential is due to the finger pressure on the skin. But, since deep inspiration produces the same kind of potential drop, this objection is invalid. When the subject exhales, the skin potential slowly rises to its previous level. During respiration, patients who are chronically held in the diaphragm and unable to exhale fully show lower and less clearly defined potential deflections than subjects with complete respiratory motility. This symptom warrants careful consideration. During inspiration, the diaphragm descends, compressing the organs beneath it; the abdominal cavity diminishes in volume, while the chest expands. During expiration, the opposite occurs: The chest contracts, and the abdomen expands. A second phenomenon points in the same direction. On deep inspiration, all vegetative streaming sensations subside completely in the upper abdomen. Conversely, on deep expiration, sensations akin to pleasure or anxiety appear in the upper abdomen or lower chest.
A glance at the organs of the abdominal cavity will clarify these experimental results. We see that two important organs lying beneath the dome of the diaphragm are mechanically displaced by the diaphragmatic movement. These are the stomach and the underlying Solar plexus, the largest plexus of the autonomic nervous system. We have observed empirically that pressure reduces the buildup of electrical charge. We must further assume that the skin is continually being charged by a steady bioelectric current arising from a "still un-determined center." With pressure or anxiety, the charge on the skin decreases. In a state of pleasure, the bioelectrical charge reaches out like an animal to contact the outside world; in a state of anxiety, it pulls back. Now let us try to picture what happens to the viscera surrounding the abdominal and pelvic nervous plexuses when a person is in a state of fright:
1.The breath is drawn in deeply, and the shoulders are pulled up;
2.the abdominal muscles contract tightly; and
3.the pelvic floor quickly pulls up.
Thus the abdomen behaves in anxiety like a creature that has something to protect. The walls press more closely on its contents. It seems obvious that what is being protected is the highly sensitive ganglia apparatus of the abdomen and the pelvis. The drop in abdominal skin potential upon compression or contraction of the abdominal wall can only be explained by the fact that an increased pressure is exerted on the plexus, which inhibits its bioelectrical activity. We will substantiate this theory in a later presentation of clinical data. Briefly stated:
Ii it now possible to understand neurotic sexual stasis, on a physiological basis, as The expression of the impaired functioning of the autonomic ganglia.
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Is it possible to heal or at least avoid the impaired functioning of the autonomic ganglia with The Five Rites described by Peter Kelder in The Eye of Reveleation?
Do the Five Rites supercharge your autonomic nervous system?
Hundreds of people since 1975 have reported back to Borderland Sciences feeling recharged after performing these rites for a period of time. These reports have been one of the key factors in keeping my personal interst renewed in a subject that would seem to have been exausted with new age thought and the kooky claims of The Fountain of Youth and Tibetian Secrets.
The Five Rites continue to be a profound tool for exploring the mind-body relationship.
From our research at Borderland Sciences Research Foundation we suggest that the scientific utility of The Five Rites in in creating and circulating Orgone energy (bio-electricity, ionized blood and lymph) in the body.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Peter Kelder's Original "Eye of Revelation"
Peter Kelder's original work has been available only from Borderland Sciences Research Foundation since 1975.
"This is the SUPER-MAN, who creates within himself the true 'ELIXER OF LIFE'."
"...the SUPER-MAN turns the procreative urge upward and reproduces within himself a new man- a stronger, powerful, magnetic man who is constantly growing younger, day by day, moment by moment."
Peter Kelder suggests that the procreative urge when "turned upward" would result in a profound energizing and rejuvenation of the body.
What does Kelder mean by "turns the procreative urge upward"?
Wilhelm Reich in Electrical Function in Sexuality, The Journal of Orgonomy Vol.3, Num 2 Nov 1969 explores the idea that the source of energy is in the areas in the solar plexus:
"Where in the body are the sources and storage areas of biological energy to be found? Out first hypothesis was - the autonomic nervous system (primarily the celiac, hypogastric, and pudendal plexus). I will shortly offer clinical support for this assumption. The autonomic nervous system represents the generator, that is, the source of the electrical energy of the human body."
I assume that Peter Kelder meant abstinance from sexual activity. What is then implied is that you will have the ability turn the urge upwards.
From a reading of Wilhelm Reich it would seem that the ability to transfer the electrical charge from the sexual generative organs into the autonomic nervous system cenetered in the solar plexus could be considered a more useful definition of "turning the procreative urge upward".
The Five Rites when looked at in this light are interesting the way that the solar plexus gets particular attention in each rite. Sexual activity may not need to be completely avoided but it may benefit to keep the idea in mind that the electricity energy centers are in the solar plexus and to direct that energy with the imagination from the sexual centers into the solar plexus.
In my opinion the 'Elixer of Life' is not some sort of by-product of withholding semen as some people may belive. If it were seminal then women would not benefit from these Five Rites and we know from experience they benefit as well as men from these practices. The 'Elixer of Life' is the bio-chemical electicity (Orgone) that the body uses to maintain health and consciouness. It is produced in limited amounts and used in habitual ways by the body each day. The Five Rites, with a dose of Wilhelm Reich thrown in, can show a quick and effective way of increasing the source of the electrical energy of the human body.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Spiders and Shit...
The Five Rites are not "Culturally" Tibetian
Peter Kelder did write The Eye of Revelation, ISBN: 0-945685-04-1
Peter Kelder was in Tibet in the 1930's but his work has nothing to do with the Tibetian culture that we are familiar with today. To call The Rites Tibetian Rites is really an attempt to exploit the Tibetian culture. We have attempted to avoid that association at Borderland Sciences.
Borderland Sciences Research Foundation has the copyright for this material since 1975 under its actual title The Eye of Revelation. The Fountain of Youth is merely a reprint of this material padded with 100 additional pages. Because Eye of Revelation is such a silly old name we have called Peter Kelders work The Five Rites for years and years.
The Five Rites have been important to Borderland Sciences because they are a powerful example of a simple empirical experiment that you can perform with no tools and experience a powerful change in your consciousness and perception.
We have made some speculations based on an insight from George Crile that we have published:
The Five Rites as given by Peter Kelder do not make reference to ether, glands, or chakras but simply to Vortexes. The connection of the Vortexes to the glands of the Endocrine system is no mere coincidence; this is an ancient borderland science. The glands and the nerve plexus are the physical manifestations of the chakras. I imagine the colorful wheels depicted in chakra mythology are descriptions of the fields viewed through highly developed senses that can perceive the ether as Rudolf Steiner describes in his ideas on perception and sense development.
That the glands are radiating energy we know from the radio, electric interpretation of life as developed by George Crile; "Evolution probably seized upon the factors that have the power of shifting the amount of radiation toward the short wave field, hence increasing the amount of electricity generated. Thus, an increase in the electrical charge increases the muscular and glandular activity of the animal."
The Five Rites seem to enhance the ability to shift the amount of short wave radiation toward the short wave field. We seem to see a glimpse of the etheric/electric transmutation taking place within the Vortex. The Five Rites stimulate the entire "energy-controlling system" and hypothetically the body's ability to receive vital force is enhanced
From universal scientific principles we can begin to build a hypothesis on how it is the development of the endocrine system that underlies one of the major benefits of certain types of exercise.
It is not the ancient religious practices of Tibet that empowers these five simple movements.
It is more likely that the Tibetians had discovered some secrets to consciousness and the endocrine system and encodeded them in poetic language and ritual practice.
Some strange stuff comes out of Tibet.
The Five Rites are clearly much more of a Secular Magick than anything resembling any of the ancient religious practices of the far east. This is a perfect example of the universal idea getting transplanted in new soil. That these movements have an intrinsic value to the health has been amply demonstated.
Things have been going on fine until the last few years when we have these new "teachers" of the five rites who want to exploit the technology for their own personal interests. Peter Kelders work has been preserved by Borderland Sciences since at least as early as 1975 but you will see no mention of this in the newer versions.
Amazon.com in a suppressive act that makes even the Chinese Government look fair removed "The Eye of Revelation" from their network with no explanation. If you think Amazon.com's relation to Chinese Communism is far fetched, I beg you explain why that some group called The Alliance has life and death powers over the marketplace and refuses to commuicate with it's merchants. You can no longer aquire Eye of Revelation at Amazon.com and they refuse to discuss it further. I suggest you boycott Amazon.com when at all possible for their refusal to support idependent publishers.
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1. The brain, the eyes, the nose, the arms, the lungs, the kidneys, the legs are all double organs. Why is this?
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3. Which side of the human body is the postive pole? Which is the negative?
4. What happens when the body ceases to absorb and radiate energy from and to surrounduing space?
5. Does the air flow through both nostrils continuously?
6. How does the breath usually flow in people of normal breath?
7. How are people affected when the flow of the right nostril is predominant?
8. How are people affected when the flow of the left nostril is predominant?
9. Where do the Ida and Pingala nerves meet?
10. When both nostrils are equally in flow, what happens?