By Cameron Zion, 2011-09-11
Reported by C. Young
This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War .
Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.
In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.
Sally said, I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor\s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example. As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Vietnam War special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully !
selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.
With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.
Serious causalities and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.
When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer sense the enemy, they could no longer access a sixth sense, their intuition no longer was reliable, they couldnt read subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.
So the testing institute recruited more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.
Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.
Here is a typical test:
The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed enemy approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible.
In another version of this test the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows his sixth sense and stays still, pretending to be sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and kills him as the attacker reaches down to strangle him.
This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that he had previously passed.
So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long.
The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.The body has a reason for every part of itself.
Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved feelers or antennae that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.
Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.
When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in numbing-out .
Cutting of hair is a contributing factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration.
In searching for solutions for the distress in our world, it may be time for us to consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror.
The story of Sampson and Delilah in the Bible has a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampsons hair, the once undefeatable Sampson was defeated.
By Cameron Zion, 2011-08-27
So after 3 months of expecting my girlfriend to come home from her cross country bike trip it became apparent that although she knows who she is. She does not love herself and needs to figure that out on her own. Last nite we said her good byes and she has moved in with her sister, is going to finish grad school early and leave this town. I love her enough to want her to grow and I am more than ok with solitude. Where this is going though is that before we came to this she was angry and I reacted in defense. It's not until you get to the truth and all the lies are stripped away that you can come to terms with the situation and move on. The truth never hurts, it can be disappointing at times, but it never hurts. Lies slowly eat away and just lead to pain and agony. This is true in everything in life and the truth will always lead us home. This is a beautiful world we live in and most of us have been living in the lie that it is a corrupt evil hateful place and because we have believed this it has resembled it. Everyone I know from "state institutions" if you will, was raised or at some point taught that there wasn't any good or love here. I lived that way for a long time and thankfully had my eyes opened. When you love yourself you are able to be there for people who are not there yet. We all must love ourselves and be at peace with ourselves otherwise we will be working towards a happiness we'll never achieve. Growing locks is one of the best ways to go about this process and I know many of you who started your journey for that reason alone. I have never met a person who didn't have the potential to be beautiful. When you know your soul and are confident in your identity, your body set aside, it will shine through. "The body is just a vehicle for the soul", whats more important. The car, or the passenger. Hope you see the beauty in today regardless of the trials of life. Jah Bless!
By Cameron Zion, 2011-08-20
So lately I've had to come to terms with the fact that a medication I take has been causing other medical problems to grow worse. Without the meds though I am in debilitating nerve pain and cannot walk or sleep. So after three days of dry-heaving, cold sweats, horrible nerve pain I decided to stay on themedication. Even though it has been causing piercing heart pains, numbness in my left arm etc. I had a minor heart-attack when I was 19 because I was very lost and addicted to hard drugs. This life may last forever but I have toacknowledgethe reality of thesituation. I have begun to realize that nothing in life aside from your personal happiness really matters. You have to come to terms with yourself and be at peace with yourself and know that at the top of the mountain (whether it be children, a job, love, etc.) it is still you at the top of the mountain. We spend so much time trying to distract ourselves from our own problems. Exercise, work, relationships, TV, other people's lives. When in the end all you truly own is your own soul which you can decide to give to good or bad. Or decide not to make a decision at all. Through my faith in Rastafari I know where my heart lies. I know there is nothing to fear and that my soul will never die. That this life isn't the most important thing in "life". The reason Jah doesn't come down from the heavens and save everymortally wounded human being is because Jah and the Devil do not place as much importance on this life. This life is very important in a way don't get me wrong. But it is in a spiritual way not a physical way. I hope you too can find Heaven on Earth and find peace of mind. It is a wonderful thing to have. We sheep have been trying to lead ourselves for far too long and have slowly been getting closer and closer to the cliff. I know my shepherd, I am just a sheep under a lion's mane. Don't fuel the fires of Hell, let them burn themselves out. One Love, Jah Bless
By Cameron Zion, 2011-08-14
By Cameron Zion, 2011-07-22
I am currently in the transition from an apartment to a home in the woods and lately have run across many people in my life who despise god, the Bible and religion. It is not a topic I seek out and it has been a recurring theme in my life as of late. I am a man of faith who has always held on to the hope of a better life even when my life was in ruins. After almost losing my arm due to an abscess from shooting heroin after my mothers life was almost taken while being sexually assaulted in my own bed, made homeless after being blamed by my father for not being home to protect her. Having a methamphetamine induced heart attack, totaling my car (DUI), losing a child, going weeks without eating due to poverty, blowing a 4.0 while walking home, and being diagnosed with a crippling and severe case of Fibromyalgia, being denied all medical help and a definition of catch 22 at the age of 22. I work for money to pay for medication so that I can work. I have never lost faith that Jah would bring my life out of the darkness and heal my soul. The thing is, is that the Bible never promises material things, only leads you to peace of mind and offers lessons that if you learn from can save you from some pain. Instead of praying for a new TV, pray that you will learn to be able to live without want. I am Rastafari and do not subscribe to religion. They are made by man and yes have been used to control people in the past and often in the present. The Bible was written by men guided by the hand of Jah following the positive inner voice within. But Christianity and Judaism were created after the Bible was written. The book should not be compared to the people's of those two religions. Not that they are "bad", but only follow Jah's voice. You know within yourself what is right and what is wrong. The lord is my shepherd, men and women will never be god's. Every man and woman was once a child unaware of their mortality. Just as you must follow a guide in the back country in order to survive you must follow the knowledge in your heart to achieve bliss and repel anguish. The devil has made himself very apparent in my life, and I never believed in evil when I was younger and that was a terrible mistake. However by not losing faith in the future and faith in the positive energy we all feel at times, my life is starting to come together and I have felt joy I didn't know existed. Choosing to convince yourself that something doesn't exist does not make it go away. Just as choosing to believe I am healthy will only lead me to defeat on a daily basis. You have to acknowledge the truth and side with the positive. The Bible was not written to control man but to allow man to obtain ownership of his soul. Lead away from vices and from sin (negative energy). I hope people can learn that hate, violence and lies only hurt yourself in the end. Do not deceive yourself, we can all feel truth in our hearts. I don't want anything but happiness for all my brothers and sisters I am blessed to share this life with. Jah Bless- Cameron Sean (by man I am referring to mankind, and the writing style of the Bible. We all know women made this world, for none of us would be breathing free air if it wasn't for our mothers. I and I are one energy, one heart, one love, one destiny. Jah Rastafari!)
By Cameron Zion, 2011-07-06
As suggested to me by several people I have done a lot of looking into Rainbow Gatherings and although couldn't make it this year I will another. It's funny how when your doing the right thing there are blatant "signs" if you will. A friend of mine who had natural (neglect) dreads for 16 years and recently cut them off called me up to come over and catch up at there house/ small farm. I started telling him that since becoming partially (sometimes completely) disabled I have really been able to find myself and learn to love myself and part of that process was talking to Rainbows and becoming a part of an amazing community of people. Who have really renewed my faith in humanity, which had been lost after being homeless for years and living as a drug addict amongst some very lost people after my mother had been sexually assaulted and because my father had no one to be angry choose me. I have completely recovered from all this and am with the most caring loving dreadlocked woman I have ever met (she decided she wanted to let her hair dread and it only took a month to be locked pretty tight). Anyway back to my friend (short story long I know) he started to tell me how their oldest dog Kaya is a Rainbow dog that a good friend had given to them to take care of she got older. They really made me feel more at home than usual once we realized we shared a deeper understanding of each other that we hadn't been aware of and it was one of the warmest feelings I've felt in a while. As I've started to learn to love and know I deserve to be loved by myself as my girlfriend has been away on a cross country bike trip building houses I have realized this world is such a wonderful place. You don't have to spend your time waiting for the next fix or drowning your sorrows there is a lot to rejoice and celebrate right now right here. I no longer feel lost and I was brought to tears when I called my mother, who is an old hippie, and told her of all my realizations and how I finally felt like myself again after all the years of literally dying and being tormented by my own mind. The only thing she said to me as she held back tears of joy was,