Qigong breathing to counteract the negative effects of Masks

I work in a medical organisation in the UK, and I routinely have to wear masks, gloves, aprons and visors. It is a condition of my work. The mask rule has evolved over the course of last year, from only wearing one when seeing patients face to face in the early days of the ‘pandemic’ to having to always wear one upon entering the building.

I always adhere to the mask rule, but I don’t agree with mask wearing. Whilst masks may offer some protection if you are in the presence of a person who is frequently coughing and expelling aerosols, I don’t believe it protects anybody from any infection, especially from breathing in so called infected vapours from the “asymptomatic”.

I recall a time on a train in Japan several years ago, I managed to get a seat on a rush hour train (no mean feat) and an older company worker was standing just over me. He was coughing away with an obvious infection and wasn’t bothering to cover his mouth. He also wasn’t wearing a mask, which is quite unusual for the Japanese who love masks. This was in pre pandemic times. At the time, I wouldn’t have been upset if by chance the doors were to malfunction and open during motion, and that cougher was to fall off . I note that after that encounter, I did not come down with a flu or cough myself.

This brings me to the terrain versus germ argument. We live in a sea of bacteria, fungi and miroorganisms, even parasites. We have them on our skin, in our gut, everywhere. Some of them are the so called ‘good ones’. Some are the ‘bad ones’. We can have both the good and bad ones in our gut, but it doesn’t mean they will make us sick. It may even be that we need both the good and bad ones. Our relationship with microorganisms is more complicated than we are trained to think.

I believe that if your body is healthy and robust, it will deal with infections swiftly. It may even become stronger after it has had a pathogenic invasion. But this kind of old wisdom seems to have died a death in the current age. It seems forgotten that the body is able to heal some diseases by itself, even without antibiotics, and that also fever does have a purpose and a function in the body and is not something to be feared. This change in thinking has made this current pandemic possible.

I have considered that viruses may have an important function in clearing out toxicity in the body. I know that in the past when I have overdone things and come down with a flu, I have suffered considerably, but then once I have recovered, there is a kind of golden period, where I feel my body is clearer, lighter, almost purer. For a short time, I feel like only eating simple wholesome foods, no meat, no sweets or snacks. I start to feel that this must be what it is like to be really healthy. Not the faux healthy that you get from shopping at Planet Organic. It is a like a real natural healthy. Unfortunately it only lasts a few days, and the old temptations and desires for rich foods and sweets creeps back in. And alcohol too.

I have been influenced by the old natural hygiene movement. I even undertook a fast with the famed naturopath Dr Keki Sidhwa many years ago. Though there are some aspects of Natural Hygiene that I don’t agree with, I do feel there is great wisdom in some of their ideas about the body.

I have also heard that viruses have never been isolated. The measles virus apparently has never been isolated. Scientists look at a bunch of genetic material and other gunk under an electron microscope and then point out one and say there that is it. They then dye the mixture to highlight the one they say is the virus. I don’t know if that is exactly true.

I have also considered if what we think of as viruses are not necessarily eternal pathogens, but are actually simple messenger proteins that trigger the body and other bodies around them to activate a cleansing process which has specific unique symptoms. This causes the diseases known as chicken pox or measles. It may be that these diseases have a function in the body. Not necessarily a harmful one.

I will add the disclaimer that this is all speculation, I offer no evidence or argument for these theories.

I don’t believe the mandate to wear masks is based on any actual evidence. I recall early on, the idiot Fauci (or Faus’ti?) in America, telling people not to go out and buy all the masks because they don’t do much good to protect against infection. He changed his mind after that. Now he recommends people wear two masks. I have read some studies and articles by surgeons talking about the pointlessness of wearing masks. Last year, there was a Chinese jogger who actually blew out his own lungs because he was jogging wearing a mask. Now I see joggers in this country wearing masks. I believe that if you are a ‘physician’ advising people to wear two masks, you are not a real promoter of health, no matter how famous or ‘respected’ you are.

If the masks really work, then why then is the infection rate still so high in the UK? Just about everyone I see in the supermarket, in the workplaces, even in the street or alone in their cars is wearing a mask. The majority of the population is genuinely fearful of the virus and compliant with the rules. The population also largely polices itself.

I have heard several stories from people being ‘mask shamed’ – that is – having random members of the public telling them to wear a mask if they weren’t wearing one. This would probably be understandable if this was a group of young kids, but the people who tell me these stories were elderly patients with health conditions (some clearly visible), and some who were actually exempt from wearing masks because they had medical conditions that affected their breathing. They should never be ‘shamed’ in this way, but they are, and I suspect a great many people who are exempt, will simply wear a mask to avoid confrontation. Which is actually a form of discrimination.

The media would have us believe that because a group of irresponsible people in parts of the country are having house parties or not wearing masks or social distancing, it is causing the infection rates to go out of control making the UK the sick man of Europe. Really? I’m sure all these young 20 something olds are visiting their elderly grandparents every Sunday after their maskless party. I believe these so called ‘mask rule breakers’ are in the minority, because everywhere I go, all I see is adherence to the mask rule.

Another issue with masks is I don’t believe that any organisation has ever carried out a proper risk assessment to its employees of the dangers of prolonged mask wearing. Masks were only supposed to be a short-term measure until the ‘virus is under control’. However, ‘the virus’ has never been under control. It never will be under control. The “virus” keeps coming back in new mutated forms. In 2022 we will probably still be made to wear masks. Maybe even two masks. Possibly even outside, when we should be breathing in fresh air. Not filtered through plastic material.

Employees are now wearing masks for up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, month after month. If they are using public transport, add an additional hour of mask wearing. If they pop into the local supermarket, the ‘mask guards’ at the door will ensure you wear a mask for an extra 30 minutes. Perhaps the only time you are not wearing a mask is when you are sleeping.

People have their face covered more than uncovered. Those idiots (so called ‘leaders‘) will have us exercise wear masks, have us procreate wearing masks, even give birth wearing masks. Sadly, this is no joke. If God or evolution had intended masks to be a natural protection for our species from viruses, we would have been born with an extra flap of skin on our cheeks to cover our face like gills on a fish.

What I find particularly worrying is seeing kids wear masks. Kids are supposedly the lowest affected by ‘the virus’. Yet the mask mandate is being equally pressed on them in different ways at school or by particularly fearful parents. Will masks ever go away? Is the next generation being trained to see masks as normal? What are the implications of this? And what does this do to their longterm health?

Has anyone ever asked those kinds of questions?

Do masks even work? Consider that virus particles can enter via the eyes, then if you are serious about not catching ‘the virus’ you need to be wearing either a visor or glasses. But many mask wearers do not, so then just how serious are they about avoiding ‘the virus’?

The greatest problem I have with masks is that I believe they are damaging to our health. I believe that they will lead to an increase in cancer – related to the lungs or throat and that they weaken the immune system by hindering our breathing. I believe they will actually lead to an increase in respiratory infections as we breathe in our own waste gases and bacteria builds up in the inside of the masks, which we then breathe back into our lungs.

I suspect the chemicals used in the construction of the masks are carcinogenic and that we are breathing those carcinogens in for up to 10 hours a day.

I have also seen countless masks littering the roads. It is disgusting, and if ‘the virus’ is so dangerous, then these discarded masks are essentially biohazard waste and need to be picked up by people wearing protective equipment and incinerated. But they are not, and I don’t see an epidemic of dogs or cats getting corona (yes pets can get it too apparently) from sniffing these masks. Or are refuse collectors dropping down dead in their hundreds? I haven’t heard any reports in the media.

I read one article pointed out that there are billions of masks in the sea. So much for saving the environment. 2020 has utterly poisoned the planet with these ridiculous masks. The chemicals used in the production of these masks are entering the food chain at the marine level and eventually will cause all sort of hormone disruptions and ultimately lead to cancer in animals and humans.

No one ever questions where the masks come from? Who is making the masks? Exploitation has created these masks. No doubt this has created a billion dollar business in the sweatshops of India and China, which feeds on exploiting humans in the poorer parts of the world.

Masks reduce our oxygen levels, which impacts our brain and mood. The Japanese award winning immunologist Toru Abo theorised that a cause of cancer is hypnoxia. When the body’s cells do not have enough oxygen they become susceptible to cancer. He recommended deep breathing exercises as a way to reduce the risk of cancer.

But here we have masks encouraging a state of hypoxia. The deliberate reduction of oxygen in the bodies cells. If Toru Abo had not died a few years ago (in somewhat suspicious circumstances) what would he have to say about the widespread use of masks?

I suspect the prolonged wearing of masks will lead to increases in cancer cases in the medium to long term. Cancer is a terrible disease to deal with. The official survival rate of corona is around 99 percent. The survival rate of cancer is much much lower. On a side note, I have seen far more people suffer with cancer in the last year than I have seen Covid cases. The real epidemic is cancer. Yet in the media, all we hear about is corona.

There is also the final dehumanising aspect of masks. It hinders communication. It drives us apart. In olden days, before a prisoner is executed, a black mask will be put over his head. This dehumanises them and make onlookers less likely to feel compassion for them. Masks make us less humanlike. A robber wears a motorbike helmet to hold up a shop. A member of the ku klux klan wears one, a slave is forced to wear a kind of face obstruction called a ‘bit’. Masks separates and dehumanises. Now we are afraid to talk to each other without a mask on. Or even shake hands. Some people probably even hold their breath in fear when walking past someone on a busy street.

I think we need to reopen the debate of whether masks actually do any good. Because if we don’t, I believe we are going to see a massive increase of respiratory diseases and cancer in the future. But consider there is a whole new industry that has grown up around masks, just like the tobacco industry. I have no doubt that research will be produced by scientists with strong conflicts of interest, who will show the benefits of masks, who themselves have dubious ties to these new industries.

And also, people really do look ridiculous in masks. On the street, women look less attractive. Men look fearful. Acne is increasing because of the trapped sweat. I also think it is crazy to wear a mask in the park. This is your opportunity to breathe in some fresh air from the trees. To cleanse your blood and your lungs. Not your own stale breath.

It doesn’t matter if it is a branded mask from Adidas or Nike, or a blue plastic one made in slave labour sweatshops. It still looks ridiculous. And this comes from someone who has to wear one frequently. And all the time, I am always reminded of the character – ‘The Gimp’ from the movie Pulp Fiction, whenever I see people wear masks in situations when they don’t have to.

I won’t finish this article with all doom and gloom

If you must wear a mask for work, for prolonged periods of time, then you must, absolutely must, make efforts to counteract the harmful effects of the hypoxia. As a matter of life or death, you must practice breathing exercises at least twice a day, and especially after you have finished wearing your mask.

Ideally, you must practice in the fresh air, in a park, or if you practice at home, then keep a window wide open, unless you overlook a busy road. There are various types of breathing exercises from yoga, qigong – it doesn’t matter which type, they all are all absolutely essential in this age, where the simple act of breathing is being suppressed in an unnatural way.

The best teacher of breathing exercises was the qigong teacher Geoff Pike. He was a British born, naturalised Australian, who was famous in the 80s for his books ‘Chi the Power Within’ and ‘The Power of Chi’. He survived throat cancer in his 40s using a combination of radiotherapy and his qigong breathing exerices. He then lived for another 40 years.

Here is an extract from his book on breathing:

Try taking three very long, deep breaths inhaling through the nose as slowly and silently as you can. Hold each breath for the count or three, exhale through the mouth as slowly and silently as you can and again count to three before taking the next breath. It is likely that you’ll find the inhalation shortish and somehow unsatisfactory, like only finding the capacity to drink half a glass of water when you are thirsty. You may find the exhalation hard to control, as though your lungs are unaccustomed to overfilling and eager to spill out.

Average lungs don’t like to be reminded that they are only working at half their capacity, even if they feel overworked. You may experience brief dizzyness, possibly fleeting patterns before your eyes. You will almost certainly feel strange in some way if you really tried to fill your normally half-filled lungs, especially if you are a smoker…” (or frequently have to wear a mask – italics mine).

Geoff Pike, ‘The Power of Chi’

In the months and years to come, many people will become shallow breathers. The effects of which will not be immediately noticeable until later on, as over time, the lack of healthy breathing slowly weakens the immune system and general vitality of the body.

With this knowledge in mind, and even if mask wearing mandate becomes entrenched for several years, one method of counteracting the harmful effects of this would be to simply to go for a walk in the woods or a park, sit quietly and breathe deeply over and over again.

Quit Netflix – Strengthen your Mind

Originally, I wrote this article a few weeks prior to the Great Corona Pandemic of 2019-2020. I was planning to publish it sometime in March 2019, but with the population of Western countries held in a prison-like lockdown, it seemed quite pointless to write about why we should quit netflix or any other kind of TV watching as a time when everyone is literally ordered to stay at home. During this time, watching TV may the one thing keeping people sane, providing a kind of story-time soma.

Perhaps there was a reason why so many hours of TV series have been produced in the last ten years. As though in preparation for this moment. And certainly, with this amount of internet streaming, we would need a faster internet like 5*G. I still remember as a kid having to wait a week for the next 30 minute episode of a favourite drama. But now these days you can binge watch an entire 3 or 4 seasons in one go.

However, as the lockdown draws to a close, I think it is time to publish my original article. It will be time to break this new habit of sitting in front a screen. And not just any the TV screen, also our smartphones.

It may come across as irresponsible, but I want to talk about how we are, by our nature, a social species. It is unnatural to keep humans caged up all day, jus as it is unnatural to keep battery chickens caged up. Without exposure to dirt, to people and even to viruses or bacteria, our immune systems have no chance to be strengthened. It is not viruses or bacteria we should fear. It is the overall condition of our immune system that decides whether we flourish or wilter and die.

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Some of us have possibly enjoyed our captivity. Able to indulge in exercise, play video games and binge watch TV or even just carry on as normal speaking on the phone with friends. Others have not fared so well. Anxiety, worry, lack of human contact, unable or unwilling to seek medical care for longstanding health problems (which have absolutely nothing to do with corona), but are equally as troublesome if not more.

There are even people in poorer countries who are literally starving to death because they are forbidden to go to work. Does that not seem ironic?

Anyway, I want to iterate my point – that all these streaming services, these entertainment resources, this 24/7 mainstream media, thumping out its negativity and panic mongering with stories of millions of people dropping dead; is not good for us as humans.

This period may have made many of us addicted to these streaming services. Soon will be time to break these addictions. Get out in the sun, meet people, touch people, stand next to people without fear of an invisible danger. Don’t wash your hands except for after going to the toilet or when handling food. And consider your fear of death. It is by fear that we are controlled. It is by the stimulation of any of our emotions and desires (or sins, to be Bibilical), that we are controlled.

Here is my original article:


Quit Netflix, Strengthen your Mind

A couple of years ago, I took out a subscription to Netflix. For a long time, I was impressed with the massive range of TV dramas and movies for such a small amount to pay each month. What’s the catch? I wondered.

The catch is you. It is not the TV drama that is the product. It is you. Or more precisely, your attention. Your focus. Your mind. Your very life force is sucked in by Netflix.

Netflix is designed to have you glued to the box. Why? Netflix is another form of bread and circuses. Keep the masses content with full stomachs and entertainment, and they won’t read the writing on the wall.

In this day and age, all tech companies are vying with each other to grab your attention. You are the product. Facebook, Disney, Apple, Netflix… they all want You!

They don’t want you sitting quietly and reading a book or meditating. They certainly don’t want you thinking. There’s nothing in it for them if you do that. Your mind has got to be occupied all the time.

Fortunately, my generation has had less conditioning than the current. I grew up in a time where there were only 4 TV channels, and most of the day, there was nothing of interest on for young eyes. Saturday afternoon was the golden time, where they showed The A Team. Most of the time, there wasn’t much on, so we just went out and played in the sunlight, fresh air and dirt. And we didn’t wash our hands all that often. When we got a fifth channel – imaginatively named – ‘Channel 5’, we thought we were living the good times. That was until we watched it and realised it was the same as the other Channels.

And then came satellite and the internet and streaming services and now, I can watch anything I want, anytime I want. No more impatiently waiting each week for the next episode to come out. Nowadays, you can binge watch an entire batch of seasons.  However, even though I had less conditioning (brainwashing), it still affected my generation pretty hard.

My father’s generation came from the stone ages. He still listens to the wireless (radio). He’s never ever owned a TV. Must be great to tell the TV licence people to “Go Away! – I don’t have a TV, what are you going to do?!”

Not that he would use that tone, but just as an example of how intrusive the BBC license gestapo are, he had to show one of them into his home to prove he didn’t have a TV, otherwise they just kept keep bugging him.  My TV is not even connected to an aerial. I use it for DVDs and connect it to the internet, but I still have to pay a license even though I haven’t watched the BBC for years. Some people even go to prison for not paying a TV license.

Philosophically, how can anyone support the BBC when they imprison more women than men, especially single moms or over 70s for not paying a licence. If it’s so important to them, then design a TV that won’t let you stream the BBC or terrestrial TV if a person doesn’t pay their license… and then listen to the great gushing sound as they lose money each year as TV-watching demographics reduce.

So anyway, the choice of having millions of TV dramas and movies to pick from sounds great, but in reality, it’s not. For example, there was this recent release of what the office worker of the future will look like. Hunchback, varicose veins and pasty skin.

If this picture is true, then the office worker of the future will likely spend their evenings watching nonstop Netflix dramas after spending 8 hours in front of a screen at work.

But it is not just the physical effects of non-stop watching TV. We forget the effects this all has on our minds.

Firstly, it dissipates out attention, focus and concentration.  A sluggish body makes a sluggish mind. Thinking requires energy, and if your body is not running at optimum, that energy is in a shortfall.

Additionally, too much entertainment makes for gluttony. You don’t appreciate or enjoy what you have, because you have too much of it.

I found that when I watched Netflix. I could not find anything to watch. I would flick through film after film, after film, unable to decide what to watch. I would start a movie, and within minutes grow bored and start watching another one.

Basically too much choice is bad for you.

It also makes us less decisive, less focused, more easily manipulated by the media and basically dull and zombie like. And when you watch a TV drama, you want to eat snacks and junk. Junk and a cool movie is a great combination. As a treat it’s fine to do sometimes, but every day – Trouble.

Hence why you need  to focus on strengthening the mind.

And here is the person, who can teach you how – Koichi Tohei

Tohei was a Japanese Aikido instructor who specialised in a system of Ki-Aikido. He wrote a great book called the Book of Ki: Co-ordinating Mind and Body in Daily Life.

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Here is one section where Koichi Tohei talks about why we should learn to focus our mind and not let it be dissipated by various distractions:

Unify your mind

Diffuse sunlight can be concentrated by a lense to create a flame. Dissipated by a search light, however, even the strongest light becomes weak. Concentration is power. The mind is no different. Instead of acknowledging and acting on this simple fact, most people weaken the power of their minds daily doing things like trying to eat while reading the newspaper or studying while listening to music…

Tohei recommends we practice strengthening the mind by sitting in Zazen (a meditative pose) every day and keep the mind focused on one point in the lower abdomen. This is meditation and if you have not practiced it, you will find it incredibly difficult to do. Your mind will go crazy. ‘It is too quiet, how can sitting doing nothing be so hard? Quick reach for the control’.

But it is the problem of having too much entertainment. It actually weakens our minds and our focus. Concentration is a skill. it needs to be developed and practiced.

Tohei recommends the following sitting exercise:

Keep one point

I practiced Zazen with great enthusiasm under a priest in Kyoto during my college years. I tried to keep mind and body unified at all times whether at school or on the train.

A basic precept of Zazen is “Stretch the spine, put the nose and naval in line, line up the ear and shoulder, and sit like a rock… also Keep one point in the lower abdomen. (italics mine)

Book of Ki. Koichi Tohei

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Even just sitting like this helps strengthens your spine and posture meaning that the hunched back office-look of the future won’t happen to you. Give it a go.

I decided to cancel my Netflix – after I watched everything I wanted to watch. There’s only so much TV I can take. By the way, if you do get a subscription, I recommend the anime – ‘The Disastrous Life of Saiki K’. I also highly recommend the movie Okja, by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho. It will make you think about battery farms and our relationship with animals.

Netflix to Prime

Next, I might write an article about Amazon Prime. My one year old kid keeps buying it. How? You simply just have to get your hands on the Amazon Firestick control and if you press the buttons enough time, you’ll subscribe to Amazon Prime. No need to enter passwords or anything. He’s also bought Rambo 3 the same way, which I still can’t bring myself to watch, even though I used to be a Sylvester Stallone fan. Eventually, I got so tired of repeatedly cancelling my Amazon Prime subscription, I just kept it. Though if you buy lots of stuff from Amazon, it works out as good value.

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Book of Ki: Co-ordinating Mind and Body in Daily Life. By Koichi Tohei. Japan Publications Inc. Tokyo 1976.

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REVOLUTION in the PlayGrounds

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It is recognised that coronavirus is low risk for children. The highest risk groups are the over 70’s especially those with underlying health issues. It may have made sense for these highest risk groups to have undertaken a self-quarantine for the duration of the peak of the virus, and then gradually get back to being in the world again, socialising and seeing grandkids once the peak was over and enjoying their twilight years.

The UK government actually downgraded the coronavirus on 19th March 2020, but that news was largely ignored by the mainstream media. It was no longer considered a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID).

It is curious that Japan had a death rate of 1000  due to coronavirus and the UK had one of around 40,000. Japan has double the population of the UK making this discrepancy in figures even more curious. They also have a very large number of elderly. Japan didn’t do a lockdown by the way and kept many businesses open. Though they did go full-on with the mask wearing and they did close the schools quite early on as well as being more stricter with flights into their country. Perhaps if we had adopted a similar approach, we could have avoided destroying our economy and had a similar outcome. Consider also that despite locking down – the ‘death rate’ attributed to coronavirus still seemed to rise and rise.

Despite this, in its wisdom to save us all, our politak-crats placed everyone under house arrest, ordered all schools and shops closed. It also made life more challenging for families with small children by closing all soft play areas, zoos and museums. This I can understand, but it went further and shut all the playgrounds.

So I wondered, just what exactly are families with small children supposed to do? Especially if they live in an inner city flat with no private garden.

By doing so, they took away one of the few safe spaces for children to play in – ie playgrounds. For toddler-age children in inner cities, who do not have the luxury of private gardens, local playgrounds are invaluable. Playgrounds are usually gated, so parents can relax while their small toddlers can run around, use the climbing frames, slide, swing and not disappear off out of sight or be at risk of cars on the many roads.

Here are some photos of our local playground:

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Interesting slogan: “Together…”

And just to make sure the message is clear, the local Kouncil placed chains around the gates.

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The message is clear: Playgrounds are DANGEROUS. They must be closed.

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Everything is always “For your Safety”.

By the way, it is summer time, the death rate due to corona is dropping and there doesnt seem to be any flu-like illnesses going around – coronavirus or even the regular flu (if you can remember that it still exists), and yet the parks are still closed.

I have noticed two side effects of this policy. Firstly, with no playgrounds, nurserys or pre-schools and no friends or elderly relatives allowed to help out (lockdown rules), young babies, and toddlers are watching more TV than is healthy.

This lockdown also places more strain on already tired parents who now have to entertain their smaller kids without a break when they are bored of watching TV, and are somehow supposed to do home schooling for older kids. Lest they end up playing video games all day long.

Secondly, when you did go out for your one time/one hour of allowed ‘exercise time’, kids now have to play on the streets and local grassy areas which have not been closed off. There are some downsides to this. On grassy areas, you have to watch out for dog poo constantly because many idiot dog owners let their dogs crap everywhere and just leave it.

Also ‘social distancing’ becomes a joke, when you have a small toddler who wants to run where he wants to. You have to constantly keep your child away from other people. You can see the mental and physical tiredness in other parents with toddlers who don’t want to have to police their child’s movements, but are obligated by the social distancing rule to keep their child away from others (lest lives are lost).

You also have to watch out for cars. As there is less traffic on the roads, people are speeding more. I wonder if traffic accidents have increased?

I wondered if by forcing this lockdown and social distancing rules, other problems have occurred as a result. Like how in the Chinese revolution, Mao ordered the killing of the sparrows that were eating all the crops in order to increase grain production. However, this led to an increase in the numbers of locusts, which ate all the crops anyway, as they lacked a natural predator (the sparrows apparently), causing an even worse grain shortage.  The law of unintended consequences.

Fun alert

My local Kouncil went crazy in the way they closed off the playgrounds. They were not taking any chances. In one park, they actually put large fences around all the fun areas. Here are some photos:

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This is a large metal fence around the zipliner. Behind, there are fences around the swings. I assume this is because touching the swings and zipliner can spread the virus and hence is DANGEROUS. Unlike pin card machines, door handles, the poles in buses or even shared computers at work. It appears that Coronavirus likes metal surfaces or rope exposed to sunlight and ultraviolet rays.

Here is another zipliner chained up. The Kouncil really hates zipliners.

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Then there are the slides. Deadly harborers of infection. This fencing took some creative effort. Our glorious Kouncil actually put a fence all the way around this slide, which is on a slope:

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They also fenced off the skateboard park and chained up the tennis courts. We hereby declare that PLAYTIME is BANNED! Get back to your CELLS for your LOCKDOWN Small little prisoner people. Go and watch some more TV and eat your sugar.

And the tire on a rope chain. Alas no more swinging:

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Fortunately, in their compassion, our glorious Kouncil left the children this medium-sized rock to play with. Ah bles-sed are the small mercies. This rock was not fenced off. Though, I  do wonder if the Kouncil had thought about putting one around it.

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Perhaps this means that coronavirus cannot survive on rocks.

However, the kids had had enough. Lacking the regularity of school, haircuts and fun for several week, the children eventually went feral. They organised themselves into gangs and roamed wildly across the land. And then a few weeks later…

They tore down the fences!

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Anarchy in the Playground!

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The skatepark and tennis courts had also been un-officially re-opened. However, I didn’t take any pictures of it because there were lots of teenagers in there, skating, playing tennis and roller skating and I didn’t want to incriminate any of them. Particularly as none of them seemed to be practicing social distancing.

As far as I could tell they were having fun in the sunshine instead of being at home watching Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel and eating sugary snacks, where they would be safe.

But, do you know what…?

No one died!

There has been no outbreak of coronavirus in the kids in the local area. No teams of hazmat wearing doctors brought into my local area setting up field hospitals with helicopters whirring above. No people dropping dead in the street like those videos from China. No mass graves being dug on the football field nearby. Although there were some other visitors there.

No none of that. Just kids having fun.

BUT WHO DID IT?

I investigated and discovered that a small gang of local teenagers was responsible for breaking the lockdown and tearing down the fences. Here is a picture of the local gang from the Guardian newspaper:

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I met with one of the local gangs of kids who were responsible for tearing down this fence and  interviewed their leader Ralph.

Me: Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed Ralph. Can I ask, why did you tear down the fences around the playground?

Ralph: The fence around the playground was symbolic. We tore down the fence because, it represented a prison. It sent a message to young children to get used to living in a mental and physical prison state from now on.

Me: But what about the risk of the virus. Isn’t there a risk of infection when kids are touching the swings and slide, or when kids are breaking the social distancing rules?

Ralph: What infection? I don’t see anyone around me coughing or sneezing. Do you? I haven’t seen anyone sick for weeks and it is the middle of summer. Besides I thought that is what our immune systems are for – fighting off viruses.

Me: But the rules are there for a reason, if anyone started breaking down fences, or breaking the rules of the lockdown and social distancing when they felt like it, there would be anarchy. Society could not function. Is that what you want?

Ralph: We do not want anarchy. But there needs to be a balance of risk. No one can live in a bubble for ever. Eventually, we must face difficult things. If we spend our lives fearful of all viruses, disease and death, we end up losing the point of living or damaging ourselves in other ways.

Me: Thank you Ralph.

DISCLAIMER: The views of Ralph and his gang are not shared by the author of this blog and website. The interview is presented for informational purposes only.

Update (June 2020): The fences were put back up. I feel there is a metaphor here.

Social Distancing in the UK

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Social Distancing Newthink

During the Great Corona Virus Pandemic of 2019/2020, one of the rules mandated by the UK government was ‘social distancing’.

You must maintain 2 metres (6’6″) between you and other people who are not immediate family.

This is especially essential in parks, where people might be tempted to break the rules. It’s called Robin Hood syndrome. Where people hide away in nature, build their own communes and escape the rules of the state.

And just in case, you didn’t know how far 2 meters is, the local Kouncils helpfully drew pictures on the footpaths to show us:

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The Kouncils also put up signs to remind us that maintaining 2 meters between us and our fellow man, woman and child SAVES LIVES.

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And this rule also applies to DOGS. You must keep your dog 2 metres away. Also only one walk a day was allowed.

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Footpaths are not usually 2 metres wide, so some people actually walk on the road (the area where cars drive) to maintain the social distancing rule when they pass someone.

Personally I think its safer to keep on the path at all times.

By the way, if you travelled to Europe, you may only need to social distance 1.5 metres (Germany and Poland) or 1 metre (in Sweden and Norway). If you went to Australia, its 1.5 metres. In the USA, around 1 metre (6 feet). I don’t think they even did social distancing in Japan which had one of the lowest rates of Cor*na virus deaths in the world.

All makes perfect sense to me.

If there was a correlation between the length of social distancing and numbers of infected or number of deaths or cases, then in theory the UK should have the lowest number of cases and deaths as we have the furthest social distancing (a whopping 2 metres). And in theory Japan should have the highest number of cases and deaths. But that doesn’t seem to have been the case at all. The UK’s death count is over 40,000. Japan’s is around 1000.

And if you ever felt paranoid that people might be crossing the road when they saw you coming. Well now its true.


Disclaimer: I do not condone or support breaking the social distancing rules. I personally follow the guidelines. However, I do question the sense behind them.

It is also not clear to me whether these ‘rules’ are actually enforceable ‘laws’. According to the ITV website in an article called ‘Police in England told they do not have power to enforce social distancing‘, it was written:

Neither the original Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 from March 26 nor the amendment enacted at 12:01am on Wednesday state that keeping two metres apart is a legal requirement.

This basically means to me that social distancing is not the law. So what is it?

 

 

 

Local BLM Protest North London

My biggest regret of 2020 is not writing a diary and recording more of what is going on around me, along with photos. These are unusual times and it is becoming aware to me more and more that historical changes are occurring in the UK.

In nearby leafy Muswell Hill, a small Black Lives Matter Protest was held today, 14th June 2020 in the town square (if you can call it that). There were two black women speakers, who spoke about racial issues and discrimination with a degree of intensity. Some names were mentioned of people, who I assume had been discriminated against in the UK. Some people held up signs with these same names on. I was not able to record the names.

The protester’s, who I assume were local residents listened intensely and respectfully went down on their knees when instructed for what seemed to be around 10 minutes (must have been uncomfortable for some). A few people held the ‘black power’ fist aloft. It was a peaceful protest.

I would describe Muswell Hill as a Middle Class, high income area, with many professionals, and many of its young being university-educated. It is predominantly white. As far as I am aware the Liberal party has a lot of support here. It is a very pleasant area with a high amount of politeness and respect toward others. There were two police officers, though they stayed far at the back, out of the way with refreshments. It was highly unlikely there would be any trouble in this area.

The protest lasted around 30 minutes and then the small crowd dispersed. There was a mix of old, middle aged and young adults. Some wore masks. Some practiced social distancing, but due to the limited space, it was not really possible to maintain the full 2 metres. (So I suppose Corona’s gonna get some). Here are some photos:

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Taking the Knee…

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Disclamer

I do not share any particular affiliation or support for BLM or any other political organisation or protest group. I simple show this for historical purposes only.

 

The Grand Orbit Qigong Exercise with Shaun Sutton

Thanks to Shaun Sutton for this short video where he demonstrates a qigong exercise called – The Grand Orbit. This is part of a set which he practices very day.

Shuan Sutton is an acupuncturist, herbalist and qigong practitioner based in Germany and the UK. Visit his website – www.ShaunSutton.co.uk for more information.

I have also included a link for Shaun’s book below – ‘How Toxic are my Trousers: A guide on refining the senses to navigate the world of materials‘,

‘How Toxic are my Trousers?’ is available on several online market places. Shaun’s book is a personal exploration and experimentation on the effects of man-made and synthetic materials on the energy system of his own body.

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I’m very grateful to Shaun for sharing this qigong video and allowing me to use it. Shaun has a wealth of experience in Traditional medicine and healing.


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Did the Vailala Madness warn us of the Return of the Annunaki? Part Two

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Christianity and the Vailala Madness:

In Part One of my article of the Vailala Madness, I discussed the “dancing mania” that affected tribes-men and women of the Guinea region one hundred years ago. In particular, I discussed how this dancing mania – referred to as the “Vailala Madness” contained aspects of another phenomenon called spontaneous qigong; a topic which I have researched extensively. My first article discussed whether this was an example of group spontaneous qigong.

In my first article, I was quite selective of the material I quoted in order to build a case that the Vailala Madness was indeed a manifestation of spontaneous qigong. However, it would be remiss of me not to discuss another aspect of the Vailala Madness which does not support my hypothesis, and has taken me down an unusual path.

In truth, I have no explanation for this other than speculation. I am referring to the additional observation whereby the natives undergoing the Vailala Madness also displayed two other behaviours. These were:

1) The natives were obsessed with the idea that the spirits of their ancestors were going to return to them in a large vessel. Curiously, these ancestors were going to return to them as ‘white men’.

2) Some natives talked about communication with Jesus Christ or Jehovah (God), with one of the tribesmen describing him as being ‘up there’.

These two points raised two questions for me to consider –

1) What is the effect of the imposition of an organised Middle Eastern religion on a native tribe which has its own customs, beliefs and ideas of spirituality?

And 2) Could this be an example of something more otherworldly – touching upon the theory that our original ‘Gods’ were actually alien visitors, who created us to be their slaves through genetic engineering (hence our ancestors), then left us, but will return at some point.

Here is a quote from the Vailala Madness:

Natives became obsessed with the idea that the spirits of their ancestors were shortly to return to them as white men in a large vessel, and great preparations were made for their reception. Gaily-painted flag poles and numerous tables surrounded with seats were erected in open spaces in the villages, so that they looked as if they were being made ready for a country fair. Usually the tables were decorated with bottles of flowers, which were removed and put underneath the tables during the heat of the day, and once a day the men, dressed in their best clothes, would sit at the tables to partake of a meal after the white man’s fashion. If it had gone no further than this the movement would have been unworthy of notice, but in most of the villages the natives had worked themselves into such a frenzy that it could be described as nothing less than a form of lunacy.

A middle-aged man affected in this way at Vailala, who had destroyed his ancestral charms and induced others to do likewise, came to me on one of my patrols to that village holding out an open Toaripi New Testament, and trembling from head to foot. He was afraid that he would be sent to gaol for such action, but after allaying his fears I got him to talk, and he earnestly informed me that Jesus Christ had come from above and gone through his head, and that he became so giddy that he fell to the ground. Ridicule or reasoning had no effect in them, for they were convinced that their ancestors were shortly to return as already stated, and watched unceasingly for the expected vessel. At night, when somebody imagined that the vessel was sighted, there would be a cry of “Sail, ho!” and instantly the whole village would rush out bearing lighted torches, repeating the cry; and thus kept themselves in a ferment of excitement for weeks and, in some villages even for months.

During all this time ordinary routine of village life was disturbed, gardens were neglected, all regular work ceased and instead of making copra or selling the coconuts to traders the nuts were being stacked in the villages until the arrival of the vessel. During the time that the lunacy was at its height there was a considerable increase in the number of sexual offences, but anyone with an elementary knowledge of physiology can understand how this might possibly be super-induced  by unnatural excitement. All natives most seriously affected were brought to the station, where they were put to work and regularly fed until returning to a normal state of mind, when they were permitted  to go back to their villages; and in this way some check was put on lunacy. After three or four months it had sporadic outbursts here and there.

This extract from the book – The Vailala Madness, describes a rather curious observation that the natives held a belief that they had received communication from their spirits, with at least one naming Jesus Christ, who were going to return in a large vessel as white men. Logically, we assume these ancestors to return in a sailing ship like one that brought the Europeans. There is an element of cargo cult-ism in this.

The anecdotes of their ‘white ancestors’ returning to them in a boat has similarities to Christian stories such as God communing to Moses or other figures in the Bible receiving communication from God. The messages seemed to be have been conveyed psychically or in dreams.

In another extract, a reference was made to Jehova:

A man was seen delivering an exhortation from the platform of an eravo. Dancing and singing was going on near at hand and his voice was almost drowned, but numbers of people were listening. He spoke at the top of his voice, and very rapidly: the language I am told, was English, and was not understood by the people present. The only phrases to me were “Ihova” (Jehova) (with frequent pointing to the sky): Me wantum kaikai” and “He all right.” The speaker was highly excited, striking himself continually on the chest. Throughout the performance his right leg trembled violently as if quite uncontrolled.

At Arihava, April, 1922.

The destruction of old rituals and ceremonies

It is worth mentioning that in the book ‘The Vailala Madness and the Destruction of Native Ceremonies in the Gulf Division‘, the author also discusses how at the same time that this ‘Vailala Madness’ was occurring, there was at the same time, an abandonment of the native’s traditional rituals and customs, which had been practiced for generations, possibly to be lost forever, especially if the younger generations did not continue their practice.

In some way, I feel that this is also relevant. The planting of a new (white man’s) religion (Christianity) from thousands of miles away, with a new way of life based on trade, money, labour and work (consumerism) must have been a huge change to their life. Also, has this not also happened in every other country, including even the European countries, at some point in time? I touched on this topic in my blog post – ‘The Death of the Shaman‘.

I wonder if these large cultural changes on their sacred and traditional rituals and customs may have somehow triggered these energetic (possibly spiritual) disturbances/awakenings and spontaneous movements?

I would also not discount the question of – what if these mass occurrences were caused by the introduction of a new spiritual entity into their lives, like a kind of possession. However, I have no evidence for this speculation.

The Annunaki

I also wonder if the description of a large vessel could even indicate aliens and that these tribesmen were receiving messages about the return of the Annunaki?

This fits into a different theory as put forward by two different authors, one of whom is     Dr. Jack Pruett, who wrote a book called ‘The Greatest Deception’. In this somewhat controversial book, the author puts forth the argument that the Gods of the Bible are in fact an alien species (the Annunaki) that actually made humans as a type of slave cattle using technology and genetic engineering. These aliens also have extremely long lives compared to humans who have a life expectancy equivalent to that of a fruit fly in comparison to these aliens.

Pruett also discusses how the Annunaki are far more technologically advanced but unfortunately spiritually un-enlightened. They were involved in family disputes for power over the Earth. Unfortunately, us humans are also caught up in their family dispute. There is also a belief that one branch of the family – including Jesus, will be returning to the Earth to retake dominion at some point in the future at which point, there will be another war afterwards in Israel. Could this be the return of the ancestors (the white men) in a large vessel?

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Another source of this alien idea is from the book “Gods of Eden’ by William Bramley, who wrote a comprehensive book about how we have been having contact with aliens for thousands of years, including how the Gods (or custodians) of the Bible are in fact aliens and that they have been influencing us ever since through various secret societies. Sadly again, we are like cattle to them. I would recommend reading this book.

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Whether you believe in aliens or not, a scientist could easily explain the Vailala Madness away by saying it was a form of group hysteria or hypno-suggestion gone awry. But I feel there was more to it than that. I don’t think we are anymore wiser than our ancestors . And in fact, as we fast-forward 100 hundred years later from the Vailala Madness of 1919 to today, you could argue that another type of madness has occurred worldwide with the Great Corona Pandemic of 2019/20.


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Avicii, Spontaneous Qi and The Vailala Madness of 1919-1923: Part One

A hundred years ago, a strange phenomenon occurred amongst the Vailala native tribes of the territories of Papua New Guinea. Whole Villages were infected by a spontaneous dancing trance-like disease. It spread from village to village causing the natives to enter into trance-like, involuntary dance movements. The phenomena occurred for a few years from 1919 to 1923 and then died out. It was recorded by the anthropologist F. E. Williams in his book – ‘The Vailala Madness and the Destruction of Native Ceremonies in the Gulf Division‘,

Is this an example of Group Spontaneous Qigong?

I have been researching a phenomenon, I refer to as, ‘spontaneous qi or spontaneous qigong’. For more information, visit this page.

In my research, I suspect that this phenomenon – the Vailala Madness, contains aspects of spontaneous qigong. And in fact, there are several other instances in recorded history of groups of people being drawn into performing spontaneous trance-like dances or involuntary movements.

Such a phenomenon sounds bizarre, just like something out of an X Files episode, but there have been records of it, especially in the so called ‘primitive’  and native civilisations in the World, and even in Europe in the Middle Ages.

Usually in the past, such occurrences have been attributed to a kind of mass hysteria, or some sort of toxin – perhaps mould on their crops causing group hallucinations. In other cases, a specific medical disorder is attributed to these occurrences, though there are no way of proving, disproving or confirming any of these assertions. They are just theories.

Scientists seek ‘rational’ explanations for everything. I suspect if this had occurred today, it would be blamed on global warming or even the corona virus, rather then something supernatural.  Personally, I believe these phenomena to have a spiritual and energetic aspect to them, as well as a spontaneous qi component.

Why is this important to research? I think that spiritual awakening offers humanity the one and only true freedom in this world. I believe that spontaneous qi offers a step into this direction.

Some caution

However, I do not simply want to triumph these phenomenon as only being a positive thing. It is quite possible there are element of spirit possession, possibly even demonic possession in some of these cases.

I also consider that possibly Christianity, in particular the imposition of this Middle Eastern religion onto a people that previously had their own cultures, gods and spirits, can be a distortive and disruptive factor upon these people, and may even be the cause of such dance like phenomenon, particularly the Vailala Madness. I will discuss this in part two of this article.

As with all things energetic and spiritual, there are dangers to be weary of, should you explore these paths.

Below is an extract of Appendix B., taken from the book – ‘The Vailala Madness and the Destruction of Native Ceremonies in the Gulf Division‘, written by F. E. Williams in 1923, which concisely reports this ‘dancing-type mania’ amongst the native tribes of the Guinea territories a hundred years ago:

Appendix B. Extract from Annual Report, 1919-1920, of the Gulf Division, by G. H. Murray, Acting Resident Magistrate.

The Vailala Madness.

A most curious movement originated in the Western part of the Division in August or September, 1919, the villages of Nomu and Arihava both being credited with having started it, but whether any one individual is responsible still remains a mystery. It spread Eastward from village to village, causing intense excitement amongst the natives and alarm to some Europeans, being commonly known as the Vailala or Orokolo kava-kava (madness).

In Pidgin-English the symptoms were described as “head going round,” and when word would come that a new village was affected it would be such-and-such a village “head-he-go-round”. It was thus described because with the majority of the natives concerned their heads would jerk quickly from side to side, and, with some, the muscles of the legs and arms would also twitch as in St. Vitus’ dance, and one can readily imagine how the former, if kept up for any length of time, would make them fall to the ground from giddiness.

Some Europeans, who know nothing of the movement except from heresay, may be disposed to ridicule it and say it was all chicanery or mummery, but there is not a shadow of doubt that hundreds of natives were thoroughly sincere in their statements and I believe that they were the victims of auto-suggestion, unconsciously putting themselves into a state akin to hypnosis…  Hypnosis, far from being a condition of sleep, is a condition of heightened attention.

And like the corona virus epidemic today, the Vailala Madness spread swiftly through the villages…

The phenomena of the Vailala Madness may be regarded in their collective aspect. Once begun, the madness spread with the swiftness and certainty of an epidemic throughout the coastal villages, meeting almost everywhere ready acceptance or the feeblest resistance.

Spontaneous Qi movements

This extract describes movements that sound very similar to spontaneous qi movements. For example the description of “head-he-go-round”, whereby the native’s heads would jerk quickly from side to side. Also, the movements such as “the muscles of the legs and arms would also twitch as in St. Vitus’ dance” can be observed in people with a spontaneous qi activation.

Additionally, the reference to St Vitus’s dance opens up a whole new avenue, which I will cover in another article. St Vitus’s dance takes its name from a Roman Saint in the 4th century, which legend speaks of, as being a famous healer who performed miracles. St Vitus’ dance refers to a group phenomenon which seems to draw people into a trance like dance. It occurred in Europe in the Middle Ages.

Additionally, the extract above considers that this Vailala Madness is a form of self activated hypnotism. I understand that the spontaneous qi state, is similar to a trance state, albeit it, one where you have full awareness. Alexander Brighton, who wrote a book about spontaneous qigong called ‘Zifagong‘, describes the spontaneous qi state as a ‘hypnagogic state’ – a state in-between waking and sleeping, and a state similar to hypnosis.

The author F. E. Williams gives individual accounts of people he observed affected by the Vailala Madness:

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During a moonlight evening numbers of people were collecting in the open squares of the village. A young man named Mara stood on the eravo platform; he was bending, swaying and tottering, hands on hips. He continually rolled his eyes and uttered exclamations, which the onlookers said were unintelligent to them…

Mankape

On the same evening another man, Mankape, was seen sitting on a verandah. He did not declaim, but moaned and shuddered continually in a way suggestive of teeth chattering.

Mankape is a much older man, of rather forbidding appearance but of mild and pleasant manners. He is popular in the village. He has a reputation as diviner, and possibly as puripuri-man (Sorcerer or medicine man). There was no suggestion of imbecility in his appearance, but he had that lined face and somewhat worried expression which may possibly be associated with puripuri or native occultism.

Lifting the energy around the Solar Plexus Centre (Chakra)?

Another extract shows a young man sounding as though he was trying to activate or raise the energy of the solar plexus centre:

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A young man, Karao (of fine physique and appearance)… stood aside, stuttering and mumbling in the familiar manner suggestive of teeth chattering; he made a few symmetrical gestures with both hands, but for the most part motioned with his right hand before his solar plexus as if encouraging his stomach to rise. (Both the symmetrical gestures and the “fanning” movement before the stomach have been noted in one of two other cases).

Meanwhile he heaved long sighs, and looked genuinely distracted. Finally he moved across to the flag-pole, and stamped round and round it, shouting such phrases as – “Hurry up!” “What’s-a-matter?” “Come on boy!”…

I would interpret these actions by Karao as someone who was purposely trying to activate the spontaneos qigong by “fanning” upwards around the solar plexus energy centre. However, it sounds as though he wasn’t able to activate it, hence his frustrated exclamations of “Come on boy!” and “What’s-a-matter?”

Is the source of these Vailala movements coming from the Dantian?

These account examples were of the recognized “Head-he-go-round Men”. What was also described in this book was a subjective description of the symptoms of the Vailala Madness. One example suggests that the movements emanates from the lower belly, which equates to the Dantian field in Traditional Qigong and Chinese Medicine.

The actual feelings of the subject are not very easily understood. The common native name for the condition, Iki haveve, which means literally “Belly don’t know, ” would appear to arise from the facts (1) that the seat of the strange sensations is commonly felt to be in the belly; and (2) that the subject, when overcome by them, does not know what he is about.

The stomach is certainly regarded as the source of inspiration by those especially gifted Automaniacs who can divine; and one of them has defined to me two distinct stages of the seizure: first, iki haveve, when he is simply dizzy or ecstatic; second, iki pekakire – “Belly he think,” when the inspiration rises. Pekakire means literally, “to climb.” As for the alternative name haro heraripe, haro means head, and the word heraripe appears to indicate a whirling motion. It is usd of the wind, bea heraripe meaning a whirlwind.

Here the author shows the connection between the dantian (energy centre) with the ‘spontaneous’ movements of the Vailala madness, but also as the source of power for diviners or witch doctors.

I find it curious that the word “iki” is also a word used in Japanese, meaning ‘life‘, and which would be the source of spontaneous qigong activation.

The word “Pekakire” meaning to climb, possibly alludes to kundalini rising energy or it could be the energy rising from the dantian, maybe up the Ren Channel (Meridian) into activating a spontaneous qigong state.

The word “heraripe”, indicating a whirling movement – suggests the energetic spiral and dancing movement of the whirling dervishes. I have already written before about the spinning motion in spontaneous qigong activation here.

Consider that the dantian (the lower energy centre) is universal energy centre for all humans regardless of where they are from, what race, culture or land they are from. The dantian field is not just a theoretical construct that only the ancient Chinese knew. All humans have the dantian as their energy centre. However, as we have become more modern, civilised, and ‘educated’, we have moved away from the hara (lower belly) as being a source of focus and instead we focus on the brain.  Too much yang energy above. Too much yin below, making us unbalanced.

Conclusion

I believe that these trance-like movements, as observed in the Vailala Madness are similar to spontaneous qigong trance states. The movements such as “Head-go-round” -where the head jerks quickly from side to side, and “the twitches of the legs and arms” are movements that can occur in spontaneous qi activation.

What I do find interesting is that the ‘Vailala madness’, (perhaps in actuality a manifestation of spontaneous qi movement), or what I would like to call the ‘sacred dance’, can actually be passed on and spread from person to person just like a viral disease.

This idea I find fascinating, particularly, as at the time of writing this, the world is in the midst of the ‘Corona pandemic’, which has a huge amount of media-driven manipulated fear, and hysteria.

Reading this extract about the Vailala Madness gives me hope because it suggests to me that spiritual awakening – can be passed on from just one single awakened person, to all those around him or her. So therefore if just one person awakens (reaches a state of enlightenment), then potentially everyone around that person, can do too.

Next Article

This is the end of Part One. In my next article, I will discuss the theory put forward behind the sudden start of this mysterious phenomenon: The Imposition of Christianity and the Vailala Madness. I will also briefly consider spirit possession, or demonic possession. Again, I draw no conclusions. This is a blog post, not a peer reviewed article, so I have the leeway to go wherever I want.

Avicii and the Vailala Madness???

So what’s the Vailala madness got to do with the music star, Avicii?

Yes, it is clickbait, but there may be a connection…

Here is a curious video from Avicii, that for some reason seems to show something quite similar to how the Vailala dance, spreads from person to person.

It makes me wonder if there is a message being sent out by Avicii or at least whoever directed his videos. If you consider that many music videos these days are full of subversive/sexual symbolism and imagery, then it has got to be said that Avicii’s videos bucked the trend. Compared to them, his videos seem more positive.


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Part Two: The Introduction of Christianity and the Vailala Madness 


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The Hong Kong Flu 1968

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The Hong Kong Flu

In this article, I will highlight a few curious parallels between the 1968 Hong Kong Flu and the current – Great Corona Pandemic of 2019-2020.

What was the Hong Kong Flu?

As per its namesake, Hong Kong Flu emerged in Hong Kong and is said to spread worldwide, lasting from 1968 to 1970, with an estimated 1-4 millions deaths attributed to it. (Source: Britanica.com). It emerged in two waves, with the second wave said to have caused more deaths than the first wave.

There were differences in its effects on countries. For example, in Japan the Hong Kong Flu affected a smaller number of people, but it was more widespread in the USA. The symptoms were of a typical influenza infection – chills, fever, muscle pain and weakness. Symptoms lasted from 4 to 6 days. The highest mortality rates again were in the very young and the elderly. A vaccine was created, but only became available after the peak of the pandemic.

It is worth mentioning that only 10 years prior, there was also the 1957 Asian Flu Pandemic. A curious ten year gap between the two pandemics. Again that started in Hong Kong and spread around the world. So here we go…

Some similarities between Corona and the Hong Kong Flu:

1) Both started in Hong Kong/China

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Yes, I know that China and Hong Kong are separate countries with different languages and cultures, though it is more or less the same region. It once was one country during the Qin dynasty (221–206BC), and may become one country once again. And a unification may have been underway, if not for the Hong Kong riots of 2019, which the government could not suppress. Taking a cynical standpoint, it was quite helpful for the Hong Kong government to suddenly have a great big virus appear, enabling them to shut down all these protests in one swoop.

You do have to wonder why China/Hong Kong/Asia is a hotbed of viruses. Is it really because they like wet-food markets and eat bats? If so, how is it that anyone has survived up to now? Surely China should have become another Easter Island by now.

2) Possible prior warnings given by a doctor in both pandemics

In 2020, the western media covered a story of a Chinese doctor whistleblower called Li Wenliang, who warned the world of this new virus emerging in Wuhan, published on a social media site called Weibo. He was warned by the government to stop spreading false rumours. He then came down with symptoms. He tested negatively a few times till eventually testing positive and then died.

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He does have a rather intense stare at the camera, when taking his own picture. I dare you to try and take a selfie of yourself whilst intensely staring at the camera. How does it feel? Does it seem natural to you?

Then I saw this newspaper clipping from 1968 and I thought deja vu. This Headline reads: “Hong kong doctor alerted world”. Unfortunately I can’t get a clear image of the text:

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3) Use of Masks encouraged, though more so in 2020

It used to be seen as a quirk of the Chinese and Japanese wearing face masks and Westerners would make fun of them. So I was really surprised to see people wearing face masks on the street on London streets. Now everyone is wearing them. I even saw a supermarket worker wearing a visor.

 

Mask wearing may have happened in 1968, but I don’t think it was very common. There is this clip from 1968. The text reads:

Masks to Stop Flu

Atlanta, Jan 3. About 1000 University of Florida students will wear surgical masks on the campus this month in an effort to combat an expected outbreak of Hong Kong flu…

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I did ask my father about the Hong Kong Flu. He was a young man at the time. I asked him whether people were wearing masks at the time but he said he did not remember anyone wearing masks.

He also said, – ‘if you take a picture of a few people wearing masks and then people see that later, they might think that everyone was wearing masks at the time’.

Zoo or seaworld mammals susceptible, but not birds in the sky

So in 2020, bizarrely we had stories of zoo animals becoming infected with corona. For example, a tiger at the Bronx zoo called Nadia tested positive for Corona. A further 6 cats had symptoms.

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And then in 1968, was this headline: “Even Whales Catch HK Flu”:

San Diego, Saturday. Three whales at the Sea World aquarium came down with the Hong Kong flu yesterday and had to be dosed with antibiotic pills concealed in mackeral.

Dr David Kenney, veterinarian for Sea World, said the three – Shamu, Kilroy and Bamu – were sluggish and grumpy, The whales, which are mammals and subject to the same disease as humans, had blood samples taken which showed a flu virus.

Dr Kenney said Ramu had the worst case and was getting 375 pills every six hours – UPL.

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So then if Corona can spread from animals (bats) to humans and then back to animals again (tigers), logically, we should assume that pet dogs and especially cats are at risk.

And yes, there were reports of pet dogs and cats getting Corona. But apparently it was not severe in pets and also the media did not hammer this fear too much, otherwise, we’d have a whole new market for dog masks. Oh wait…. We do.

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By the way, did you ever wonder why zoo animals/sea mammals getting the flu (but not birds in the sky) seems to make the headlines, despite how bizarre it sounds..?

It’s so they can shut the zoos.

Johnson and Johnson: The two Johnsons

By strange coincidence President Lyndon B. Johnson of the USA in 1968 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the UK in 2020 both succumbed to the virus and needed to go to hospital.

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The clip above reads:

Johnson is Recovering

Washington Dec 19. President Johnson remained in hospital today recovering from an apparent attack of Hong Kong influenza now sweeping through the United States. The 60 year old President was admitted to the Beth.. Naval Hospital yesterday with a temperature of …. (can’t make out the rest)

Then in 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, went into intensive care with severe symptoms. Fortunately, he survived and that week, along with the usual ‘Clap for Carers’ – (a weekly event on Thursday at 8pm, where households would clap or bang pots and pans from open windows or on their doorstep in honour of frontline healthcare workers), instead a ‘Clap for Boris’ was organised. Though it did not seem to be as popular.

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The Dreaded Image of Corona

Finally, Did you ever wonder where they might have gotten the image of the dreaded corona virus from?

Here is an image of the H3N2 strain, said to be the cause of Hong Kong Flu (taken from Wikipedia), magnified 100,000 times:

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And here’s the Corona virus image:

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Both look very similar, The Corona image, which I assume is computer generated, is polished and more sinister looking.

So basically, it’s a round ball with little sucker-like protrusions sticking out of it and looks creepy. The perfect villain. But then again they do kind of remind me of the Tribbles ( the furry like creature) in Star Trek, which are not so creepy. In fact they are cute pet like, otherwise Lt Uhura wouldn’t have brought one on board the Enterprise

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Perhaps they are not actually tentacles. Instead, it is a kind of fur. Would that make corona virus less scary or more?

Hong Kong Flu – never heard of it.

So if this was such a big pandemic back in the 60s and 70s, why had I never heard of it until I came across it by accident? I asked my father about it, and he recalled it, but it did not leave a big impression in his memory.

I certainly never heard of it in from my mother. No one seems to talk about it. My school history text books always had a short mention of the Spanish Flu, but never the Hong Flu.

Fortunately a few people around the world do recall the Hong Kong Flu and also the difference in attitudes back then compared to now. Here are some examples:

The human rights activist, Craig Murray of Mori Momento wrote this about the attitudes towards the Hong Kong Flu compared to today:

There was no massive panic, no second by second media hysteria, over Hong Kong flu. Let me start being unpopular. “Man in his 80’s already not very well from previous conditions, dies of flu” is not and should not be a news headline. The coverage is prurient, intrusive, unbalanced and designed to cause hysteria..

What worries me about the current reaction to coronavirus, is that it seems to reflect a belief that death is an aberration, rather than a part of the natural order of things. As the human species continues to expand massively in numbers, and as it continues casually to make other species extinct, it is inevitable that the excessive and crowded human population will become susceptible to disease.

Momento Mori: Unpopular thoughts on Corona Virus

Reggae

Heck, back then they even had musicans and reggae bands making songs about Hong Kong Flu. Way way better than the TikTok Dance videos in 2020.

By the way, the B side of the single Hong Kong Flu, shown above by the Ethiopians is a song called ‘Everything Crash’!! Wow, prescient or what? First you have the flu, and then next you have the economic crash.

These Lyrics in Robb Jarmain’s song above – Hong Kong Flu, would probably be considered racist today.

I’m telling you, you’ve got the Hong Kong Flu

Everybody’s got it, even Fu Man Chu

Conclusion

There is of course one notable difference between these two pandemics; In 1968, the whole world was not placed under house arrest into a prison-like ‘lockdown’, simultaneously destroying millions of jobs, livelihoods and the economy.

But here in Hong flu, we do see a model, a pattern. Writing this in April 2020, can we expect a second wave of Corona, possibly in autumn or winter, just in time for the usual flu season? Will that second wave have an even higher death count attributed to it, just like the Hong Kong Flu’s second wave? Will be see lockdown again over Christmas effectively shutting down Churches again in time for Christmas – the same way Easter was shut down in 2020? These are just speculations. If this is the case, I would recommend that people continue to stock on long-life foods, Turkey, Macdonalds, and dare I say it – toilet paper. I also recommend that people get torches and other emergency supplies.

Corona does not need to come back each year now. Only the fear of it does to change society. It may, even be like the eerie Sylvia Browne prediction, from ‘End of Days‘ where the Corona pandemic appeared in 2020, causing a “severe pneumonia-like illness” and then suddenly disappears, only to reappear in another ten years time; enabling the next set of lockdowns, stringent measures and other changes to society. By then the so called ‘New Normal‘ will become the ‘New New New New New New Normal’.

References

All the newspaper clippings of 1968 headlines came from this collage on the South China Morning Post Website:

1968 Hong Kong Flu montage

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