Owning Our Own Stuff
Specifically, what is the overall cause of disease?
Is it toxicity? Is it inflammation? Is it dietary?
Specifically, the cause of disease is not specific — it’s universal.
The cause of disease is BEING SICK.
According to Marshall McLuhan …
“To have a disease without its symptoms is to be immune.”
“Man, know thyself, and you are going to know the gods,” is the Delphic maxim.
Narcissus didn’t fall in love with himself. He fell in love with his reflection …
Andrew Moreno (Jung, Gods, & Modern Man, 1970) wrote …
“The unconscious does the projection and the projection changes the world into a replica of one’s own unknown face, which isolates the subject from his environment.”
So who provides the cure when you have an incurable disease?
Carl Jung (The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, Second Edition, 1959, 1968) wrote …
“When one is dogmatic oneself, it is notoriously easy to take other people for prophets and founders of religions.”
Ivan Illich (Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health, 1976) wrote …
“The study of the evolution of disease patterns provides evidence that during the last century doctors have affected epidemics no more profoundly than did priests during earlier times. Epidemics came and went, imprecated by both but touched by neither. They are not modified any more decisively by the rituals performed in medical clinics than by those customary at religious shrines. Discussion of the future of health care might usefully begin with the recognition of this fact.”
According to the same source …
“Neither the proportion of doctors in a population nor the clinical tools at their disposal nor the number of hospital beds is a causal factor in the striking changes in overall patterns of disease. The new techniques for recognizing and treating such conditions as pernicious anemia and hypertension, or of correcting congenital malformations by surgical intervention, redefine but do not reduce morbidity. The fact that the doctor population is higher where certain diseases have become rare has little to do with the doctors ability to control and eliminate them. It simply means that doctors deploy themselves as they like, more so than other professionals, and that they tend to gather where the climate is healthy, where the water is clean, and where people are employed and can pay for their services.”
Marshall McLuhan (Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, 1964, 1994) wrote …
“There have been cynics who insisted that men fall deepest in love with women who give them back their own image. Be that as it may, the wisdom of the Narcissus myth does not convey any idea that Narcissus fell in love with anything he regarded as himself. Obviously he would have had very different feelings about the image had he known it was an extension or repetition of himself. It is, perhaps, indicative of the bias of our particularly intensive technological and, therefore, narcotic culture that we have long interpreted the Narcissus story to mean that he fell in love with himself, that he imagined the reflection to be Narcissus!
“Physiologically there are abundant reasons for an extension of ourselves involving us in a state of numbness. Medical researchers like Hans Selye and Adolphe Jonas hold that all extensions of ourselves, in sickness or in health, are attempts to maintain equilibrium. Any extension of ourselves they regard as ‘autoamputation,’ and they find that the autoamputative power or strategy is resorted to by the body when the perceptual power cannot locate or avoid the cause of irritation.”
Body Dowsing (Mind Reading For the Millions) is for those of us intent on “the cause of the cause of the cause.”
I’ve never found a psychological or physiological disease unrelated to a Cognitive Shock.
Surely there is such a thing, but after interacting with thousands of clients, I’ve never found anything that wasn’t “self-amputation forbidding self-recognition.”
Narcosis is no longer acceptable to the person who “owns his own stuff.”