Monday, January 14, 2008

" HEALTH ", by Ron McVan

" HEALTH " By Ron McVan

He is the best physician that knows the worthlessness
of most medicines. ..............Benjamin Franklin

From the viewpoint of the metaphysician, had it not been for the Mysteries of Asclepius there could have been no Hippocrates. He took his vows before the altar of Asclepius and became a priest---physician. His clinical methods established a precedent which changed the whole course of medical thought, but the materialist physician should remember that the Father of Medicine was to the end of his days a priest, and the wise and careful observations that have brought him the eternal gratitude of mankind were began in the House of the Healing God.
Our bodies are part of the material universe and subject to laws or ways of this universe. The first of these laws that we know is the law of causation. Every change in the universe has its cause, and that in turn had another cause; this chain is never broken, no matter how far we go, and the same causes universally produce the same effects. Our bodies are no exception. Each body grows, blossoms, withers and dies, not unlike the plant life around us. We are incapable of changing this pattern, but we are capable of maintaining the health and quality of our organic constitution, and it is the mind upon which the body must depend for sustenance, maintenance and survival.
Thought directs energy, energy follows thought. Obstructions to energy flow cause discomfort if mild, or pain and disease if strong. Energy is concentrated where thought is focused. The mind is the instrument whereby our race has lifted itself out of beasthood. It is the instrument whereby we hold ourselves above forces which seek to drag us down, and whereby we shall lift ourselves higher, if higher we choose to go. The mind can be our salvation or our total destruction, whether it be our physical body or the body of the world in which we live. Knowledge is our precious birthright, and whoso neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is empty in meeting the future.
There are many who choose to leave the responsibility of their personal health in the hands of others and of course, there are times when this is unavoidable and specialists are required. Yet, it should be incumbent upon each and every one of us to understand the functions of the bones, muscles and organs of the body, and to explore the many causes and cures of our illness.

"The first man who learned anything useful was taught
by Nature; let Nature teach us as she taught him."

Physicians are a long way from having all the answers to their chosen trade. Ever since the beginning of the world men have sought the healing art to destroy disease, and they have not yet found it. The true physician is a product of Nature, not a product of speculation and imagination. The knowledge of Nature is the foundation of the Science of Medicine, and it is taught by the four great departments of science: Philosophy, Astronomy,
Alchemy and Physical Sciences.
Every disease known to man is primarily a condition of unbalanced chemical constituents, both elements and compounds which compose the tissues and fluids of the whole organism. When a physician finds a body diseased, he must look for the causes which produced the disease and not merely treat the symptoms.
If ignorance were purity, why are the sins of ignorance against natural laws visited with the same severity as sins of any other kind? People are constantly sinning against their bodies, when a little of the light of knowledge would enable them to see wherein lays their offence. But the world has so ordained it, that those who seek light must find it in hidden places. Over-indulgence of anything to our body is detrimental, for it can be endured only at the expence of vitality. You are a whole individual. To achieve health you must have wholeness, harmony, rythmn, concert, between your tripartite being. This is the only way that you can get health, not through drugs, not through inorganic medicines; at best, these are temporary relief. A person must stay in balance. If not in proper alignment physically, mentally and nutritionally, there is an interference with the natural vitality, and so illness results. The imbalanced body chemistry of each individual will always gravitate in one of two directions, either acid or alkaline. Each of these two ph (potential hydrogen) classifications determines the atomic orbit present in each cell and can be a significant tool in diagnosis and treatment.
The wisdom and philosophy of Pythagoras (500-600 B.C,E.) and his contribution to the branches of Natural Science has seldom been equalled. From his school of thought came some of the most brilliant thinkers of ancient Greece, paving the way to another remarkable genius, Hippocrates (365 B.C.E.) Justly styled the "Father of Medicine", Hippocrates understood that the only true science of medicine is the intelligent use of Nature's only real medicinal remedies---herbs.
Not long after, in Egypt (300 B.C.E.), the ruling Ptolemies founded a medicinal school in the City of Alexandria. The most famous professors of that school were Erasistratus and Herophilus, who also trusted in the great healing qualities of herbs. Asclepiadac, who studied natural healing exclusively, was highly praised and worshiped by the Romans as the "God of Medicine". The Greek writer Homer, in his epic "The Iliad", made reference to the skillful surgeons Machaon and Podalirius, the sons of Asclepiadac, and their helpful assistance during the Trojan War. There would continue a rich legacy of natural healing physicians with notables such as: Claudius Galen (130 C.E.) Paracelsus (1493-1541) and many among the Teutonic Tribes and the Celts and Druids whose names are lost from the pages of history.
It is without question that none of the present day schools of medicine, with all their fancy technology, have been anywhere near as successful in curing disease than these ancient schools of herbal, natural medicine. Science must be built upon the firm rock of truth, or it is not science, but merely guesswork. What we have today in the so-called modern medical institutions is a conglomerate collection of hodge-podge opinions, pseudo-scientific findings and questionable medieval, mental meanderings all pushing petroleum based pharmaceutical drugs which produce numerous dangerous side effects. It is no wonder that its practitioners are groping in the dark for curatives, jumping from one highly advocated serum, vaccine or inorganic drug to another, when each in its turn consistantly fails to cure.
Civilized man takes better care of his car than he does his body. He knows perfectly well that if he allowed his car to stand idle, or if he neglected it, the battery would run down and the mechanical parts would rust. Man also must maintenance himself with constant exercise, sun, fresh air, water and cleanliness which invigorates the body and gives it vitality. Our disposition is also an important factor. Health is necessary for happiness, but not more so than happiness is necessary for health. The mind and body perform best when one's disposition is balanced, carefree and receptive. Health is the vital principle of bliss. The disease of the mind are a serious menace. Anger, hate, worry and fear cause stress and anxiety, which not only deplete one's energy, but also cause damage to the organs of the body. There are great advantages to a focused life. When our activity is set towards a precise end, our mental and organic functions become completely harmonized. The unification of desires, the applications of the mind to a single purpose, produce a sort of inner peace. The body is our most important machine of all. It is far wiser to spend a few minutes a day keeping it in good shape with exercise and proper nutrition, than to spend thousands of dollars in astronomical physician's fees later on.
The purpose of civilization is not the progress of science and machines, but the progress of man. All of us, who are housed in the flesh, are history in the making. It is our choice alone if we chose to live a healthy and wholesome life as individuals, as families and as a race. The aging man should neither stop working nor retire. Inaction further impoverishes the content of time. Leisure is even more dangerous for the old than for the young. Time is long and life is short, but the destiny of our people rests in the hands of those of us living today. With a healthy body and mind all things are possible. We are all born to be doing. However, our responsibility is not just to do anything, but to understand something. Get down to business with yourself. Tackle the problems in your life and clear them away. Time will not wait for you. Stop fooling around----get to the point! Life is fragile and quick!

"Health, best of the Blessed ones to men, May I dwell with you
for the rest of my days, And may you be kind and stay with me.
For, if there is any joy in wealth or in children, Or in royal rule,
which makes men like Gods, Or in desire's which we hunt
from Freyja's secret snares, Or if men have any other delight,
From the Gods of respite from their labours, With you, Blessed
Health, All things are strong and shine with the Converse of the
Muses, And without you, no man is happy."
..........................adapted from Ariphron (400B.C.E.)

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