Beatrice Shares More

I had thought over the significance of what Beatrice had said. It was very thought-provoking and of course led to more questions. I finally worked up the courage to contact her again.

Questioner: Hello Beatrice. I have been pondering our last conversations and have more qusestions that have come up. Do you have time?

Beatrice: Where I am there is no time, only the present moment. So go ahead.

Q. Why does this earth experience happen at all? You described how we are, in our activity, coming from the idea that we are separate beings and that this give us the seeming authority to do whatever we want.

B. It is like a game. From the springboard of consciousness we come into the playpen to have this time of play. A basic idea for this to happen in this way we are experiencing is the idea that we can be separate from one another. This is not really possible but we can play like it is. The downside is the making of mistakes, as I said before, of acting from what we perceive as our individual powers. Thinking we are separate we can dominate and use other forms of life.

Q. It does seem that way. I do feel separate.

B. Yes, it seems very real and it is expression of the action of consciousness which can present any experience. There are no limits. Nonetheless, the reality is oneness.

Q. Then why the playpen?

B. For the experience. What is important is that the “winning” of the game is the realization of this oneness. Then the game is over and the playpen is no longer desired.

Q. So what you described before about you, and other animals, volunteering to come in, is part of that process of learning?

B. Yes, and not the only part. Right now you are learning from my cousin, what you call a virus.

Q. You mean the epidemic we are having? How can that be related to what we are talking about?

B. It is another way of learning the lesson. My cousin, Vinnie (the virus), volunteers to come in knowing he will be greatly feared and hated. Nonetheless he courageously is willing.

Q. Why would he come at all? I don’t get it.

B. As I said, another lesson. Remember we discussed, in our prior conversation, “the world experience is how we collectively decide it is going to be. As we all live this we take actions every day and these actions, which are the outcome of our thoughts — our beliefs, our conclusions — result in how the world is going to be for us all.” Vinnie’s job is another example of how we have acted collectively.

Q. But what could it be expressing? What collective decision?

B. When we talked about me becoming a hamburger, I used the example of our feeling separate and assuming the power or authority that resulted in how I and the others were treated. That assumption of power then manifested as the same psychological action between people — some thinking they are more powerful and then can do whatever to the lesser of them.
In the same way, Vinnie coming out is the expression of an underlying psychological stance we have all agreed to.

Q. What could it possibly be?

B. Think about the experience of encountering Vinnie. isn’t there a tremendous fear and the possiblity of serious injury?

Q. Yes, it is very fearful, and many people suffer or even die.

B. So if, as suggested above, Vinnie is acting out a collective psychological decision, what decision could that be?

Q. I have no idea.

B. The appearance of Vinnie and all the fear and injury that happens is an expression of our collective decision to dislike and judge each other. Once there is the assumed separation, then what you see as separate from you can be evaluated in one way or another. At this point in our playpen experience there is a very active and strong dislike of other people. That dislike, which can include a range of intensities, even to hatred, includes the desire that the judged person be chastised, punished, even removed. As we discussed before, any collective decision is taken by consciousness as a directive and acted out. The part that most people do not realize is that when consciousness puts this into our experience, it is not selective. It applies to all.

Q. WHAT! You are saying that this whole thing is just our dilike of each other? That is too weird.

B. Nonetheless, that is how it works. Whatever you experience is an outward expression of your consciousness.

Q. But I have all sorts of other thoughts that come up, not just judgment.

B. Consciousness is like a river. It flows through with all sorts of content that has been generated by all. There is no separation, it is one consciousness. When you become aware of some parat with either interest or liking it, or the opposite, resistance or dislike of it, then it stays with you and becomes part of your individuality. If you did not do that it would have no effect but the attachment is what activates it and asks consciousness to respond to it.

Q. Well if this is right, then there are a lot of people that dislike others.

B. Indeed. Just notice. It is especially obvious because amplilfied by Vinnie. The underlying judgment, dislike, anger, hatred, resentment, aversion is mow so much more out in the open.

Q. What is the point?

B. The point is, like for when I and others offer to be lessons by being eaten, Vinnie offering to do his work is a lesson in its particular way. It is an opportunity to understand the effects of disliking and judging each other. If that lesson is learned, and judgment were to end, then the world will be very much more beautiful.

Q. Whew! This is too much for me to handle. I am going to have to think about this. Thatnks for the discussion and I will get back to you if I have more questions.

B. You are quite welcome. I appreciate your willingness to even consider it.

The New mRNA Vaccine

COVID VACCINATION

This is information on what they are calling the Covid Vaccine being strongly promoted to be taken.

I put it in terms of it being called that because it actually is not a vaccine in the sense we have used the word until now. To understand this, let’s first look at what vaccines have been until now.

Prior Vaccines

The initial idea which began with a vaccine against Smallpox is that if you were to use a virus that somewhat different than the one that usually causes the disease it would bring about immunity without causing illness. How could this be? A virus is a living entity and will adapt itself to work efficiently in whatever context if finds itself in. If a virus that is similar, in another animal, is used, that virus does not grow so well in human as it did in the animals. Yes, it will adapt itself with time and become more effective in causing illness in humans but that usually does not happen if it does  grow well in the first place. 

This was the method with Smallpox in that the virus used was from cows and called Cowpox. Think of it like a cousin. 

Modified Live Viruses

A further development of this method evolved which was taking the disease virus and putting it into another animal and working with it so that it could grow there. Then the virus adapted to the animal as described above. Once that had happened the same method could be used, to take the modified virus and put it back into humans.

In addition to putting into animals another method was to grow it in tissue cultures in the laboratory. This would be on cells from another animal — cow, mouse, etc. 

Killed Viruses

If the above method did not work, or was too difficult, another strategy that came about was to grow the virus, unchanged in terms of causing disease, but to be used as a vaccine it was first killed. By “killed” is meant usually adding a chemical to the mix that caused the virus to be unable to grow any more. 

The complication that arose with this method was injecting this killed virus mix did not always work real well. The first method, above, the virus would actually grow in the tissues and reach a large number. In the killed virus they did not grow and so what was put it could be considered insignificant by the immune system. To compensate, other substances, like mercury, would be added which did activate the immune system. They would be poisons that caused more damage to the area of injection thus activating a response.

The New Vaccine

These new “vaccines” coming out now do not fit either category, so they are an entirely new method never used before. What they do is to inject just a small part of the disease virus, that part that creates the outer spikes on the surface of the virus. What this means is that the disease virus interior has what is called RNA which is similar to what you know as DNA. This is basically the instruction manual for how the virus works. We don’t need to go into what the difference is between RNA and DNA. Not important. What to communicate here is that a piece of this instruction RNA is what it used for the new method.

How a Virus Works

To understand this we need to look at how a virus grows in the cell. The disease virus has this interior RNA and it is enclosed in a covering with these little spikes sticking out (if you have seen the pictures). When the virus gets in, these little spikes of protein are what attaches to the human cells and allows the little intruder to get into the cell. That is their function. 

When the virus is attached, the spikes induce the cell to foolishly take in the virus interior content, the RNA. Once in, the RNA takes over the machinery of the cell and uses this ability to generate more copies of itself — thousands, millions. 

In the process of growing new viruses, part of what happens is that the human cell is made to produce large numbers of the spike protein which then move out and are deposited on the surface of the human cell. Then when the virus RNA copy, the new ones made, are finished, they move to the surface of the cell and covers themselves, as they move out, in the cell membrane with all the spikes in it. Thus the complete new virus is made and released. 

The Immune Reaction

You can see from this description how difficult it is for the immune system to deal with it. If it were a bacterial infection, the bacteria are floating around in the blood and tissue fluid. Because of this they can be recognized by antibodies that are also in the blood and tissues. The antibody combines with the bacteria and prevent it from growing. However, when it is a virus infection, the action is happening inside the cell and the antibodies cannot get to it. 

The immune system, long ago, adapted to this by using a different method than antibody. You have likely heard of T-cells or Killer cells. These are immune cells that have learned to recognized the virus spikes and they go out looking for the cells that have these spikes on their surface. Basically, the virus-infected cells is recognized by the change of its surface membrane. 

So it is actually these cells that are the primary immune defense against virus infections, much more effective and important than antibody. 

The mRNA Vaccine

Now that we understand the process, we can look at the new immunization process. The use of the small “m” in front of RNA only means that the cell will respond to it by making copies. It is basically RNA as mentioned above. The virus RNA can be a fairly long strand which is made up of various instructions for processes, what we would call genes. It is one of these genes that is responsible for the spike protein. 

The idea with this new method is that the one gene for the spike protein is isolated and used. It is covered with something that will induce the cell to take it in. Then the mixture injected. 

Once it is in the tissues, just like the disease virus, it is taken into the cells and gives instruction for the cell to begin producing these spikes that will then be put on that cell membrane. As described above, there will be Killer cells that recognize this and kill the cells as their natural immune function. 

Problems?

As said above, this is an entirely new method. It seems clever, but that does not guarantee how it will go. Let’s consider this.

  • Do we know that what has been selected for use, the RNA fragment, is only the spike protein? There is no description of how this is decided. It is even questionable if the virus RNA has been isolated. 
  • There has been some suggest that the RNA fragment is not even from this covid virus, but another prior strain.
  • If there is more RNA than what specifies the spike protein, what effect will it have?
  • When the material is injected as a “vaccine”, do we know what cells will be affected? What if it gets into cells that are then destroyed by the Killer cells aud it turns out these cells are really important?
  • Do we know if this process, that is initiated in this way, will have a limited life? Or will it continue on for the life of that individual, cells constantly being induced to produce this protein?
  • Since this method of putting the RNA fragment in, the covering of it, etc., this not being a natural method, will it have different effects than we anticipate?
  • If the RNA fragment is from a prior strain of virus, and there is already immunity to that strain (from  prior epidemics) will that confuse the immune response if later that is actual infection from the current strain?

Well, we could go on but you can see there are questions that should be considered, The past testing of vaccines that have been developed, before they are used, is quite extensive, usually over a year or so. This is because it was discovered that it is possible for a developed vaccine to induce antibody and what seems to be immunity, as expected, but when tested it does not go well. It can seem, by all parameters, that the vaccine is effective but when the animals that were given the vaccine, and presumably immune, were now given the infection the vaccine was supposed to prevent, they were surprisingly more susceptible and most would die. It is this problem as to why there is still no AID’s vaccine. They have not figured out how to solve it. You can see why testing is important. Well, perhaps the current test in 6 billion people will give us what we need.

NUX VANQUISHES COVID

Reported June 11 from a medical colleague — 

Just wanted to let you know I am quite sure I had the v thing.  

My symptoms started sometime early afternoon with head pain over the back and top of my head, then neck, back and other muscle pain, clogged sinuses, sore throat and overwhelming feeling of tiredness.  I laid down on the couch before 8:00 P.M. because I just needed a nap.  (This was Saturday of Memorial weekend – May 23, 2020)  The pains were the type you know you are coming down with an illness – not from overdoing. I had gone on a run for 20 some minutes that morning and a lot of walking, and then raking of tree leaves, but this wasn’t from that. I know the difference.

I was busy doing things after I awoke from the nap, but the pains were worsening so I decided to take a dose at midnight (Nux vomica 30c) and go to bed – not wanting to get into any deep respiratory issues.  I can honestly say I have had worse symptoms before with upper respiratory stuff, but wasn’t going to wait to find out if that were going to happen.

When I woke up the next morning, the headache was gone, the neck and back pain were pretty much gone, barely a sore throat.  About 10:00 a.m. I felt like the headache may still have a slight lingering effect and the throat so I repeated one dose in water succussing the solution and taking a dropperfull.  I can truly say in less than 4 hrs after the second dose and probably more like one hour,  I was 100 % over it.  No lingering effects.  So over it in about 11 hrs post the first dose of the remedy.🤗  So quite impressive.  

Thank you for your detailed notes and your reportorizations months back. Nux so fits the symptoms of the disease.

Note added: She is still well now, June 29.

THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD & SPECULATION

THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
I think most of us accept and admire the development of the scientific method in our culture. It is a very useful tool, a way to become more clear on what the important factors in events are. It is not perfect, not the only method of finding truth, as it is limited to what can be sensed. We know our senses are limited and much is happening beyond the range of sensibility. Yes, we have developed tools that extend beyond our usual range but even they have limits. 

Basically, science is done by careful observation, and when done properly, simplifies the question. By this, I mean that if we wanted to study the effect of taking some substance or food into the body, our observation will be more accurate if all the people being tested are on the same food regimen and not taking any other substances. We call this minimizing variables. It is obvious if we are studying the health effect of an herb and some of those in our test group are also recreating with LSD, then very possible we won’t have reliable results, will we?

Our model, for scientific study, is then to set up clear parameters and minimize the factors (variables) that might also have an influence. It is equally important that there be a control group — a group of those tested not receiving the thing we are testing for. If we did not have a control group, how would we know that the changes we see in our test group might have happened anyway? Get the idea?

Then, as well, we want to test a sufficient number to minimize natural variability. People, animals, and plants all vary as to their susceptibility to things and also in how they give us signs that they are affected. Not necessarily the same in all. 

To summarize, the scientific method will set up a “controlled” study, one made more simple, with a proper comparative group, and a sufficient number of those tested to minimize variability.

THE PROBLEM
The difficulty we face, and so obvious now with this current epidemic, is mixing scientific studies with speculation. It really helps to see the difference. 

Here is an example from an article appearing in the current issue of New Scientist. This is an extract:

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Rise of Measles Linked With Emergence of Large Cities 2500 Years Ago

The measles virus crossed over to people from cattle around 500 BC, supporting the idea that it could only get established as a human disease once large enough cities had developed. “It’s not proof, but it’s compatible with the notion that large cities might have provided the opportunity for it to emerge,” says Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany.

The measles virus evolved from the virus that causes rinderpest, a disease that used to be common in cattle and led to famines in Africa in the 20th century, until vaccination eradicated it by 2011.

It was already known that the measles virus evolved from the rinderpest one because they are so genetically similar, but it was unclear when it made the jump. Previous estimates were that it happened around AD 900. But that conclusion was based on analysis of fairly recent measles viruses

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2246470-rise-of-measles-linked-with-emergence-of-large-cities-2500-years-ago/#ixzz6Pwa4FiaP

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Commentary: When you first read this, it seems like a scientific report. There are statements made like they are the determined truth. As an example “The measles virus crossed over to people from cattle around 500 BC.” Another similar statement further down is “It was already known that the measles virus evolved from the rinderpest one because they are so genetically similar, but it was unclear when it made the jump.” 

Let’s look at this speculation, presented as science, using the criteria listed above.

The idea is that measles virus was FIRST in cattle. It then somehow modified and began to infect people. How could this be scientifically determined? The first, and most essential factor, is that we are bringing in time. The assumption is that the virus somehow came into being in cattle and was not it people at that time. As there was an association between cattle and people the virus developed the ability to infect people. 

If we are to scientifically determine that, here is what we would have to show:

First, do a survey for the presence of the virus in both cattle and human beings. For the premise of ORIGIN (from cattle) we have to show that the virus is indeed found in cattle and never in people. And we have to test a sufficient number to have some confidence — hundreds?

If we find the virus in both people and cattle, at the same time, we cannot say where it started. It is certainly possible it started with cattle but it is just as possible it started with people and then crossed into cattle. I think you can see the difficulty here. There is no way we can, at least at present, go back in time and do such tests. And we know the people living then did not even have any idea of what a virus was so they could not have done such testing themselves. 

A further piece of evidence that the speculation may not be not correct is the nature of the two diseases. We know what measles is like, especially as a skin eruption. The rinderpest disease in cattle is not like that. The symptoms in cattle are fever, loss of appetite, nasal, and eye discharges. Then, as it develops erosions appear in the mouth and inside the nose and genitals. There is often diarrhea, and they die, usually, within a week or so. This is not how measles looks. Well, of course, the virus could change, theoretically, but it would be nice to have also scientific evidence that such a change in disease pattern happens. 

CONCLUSION
We could go on and on with examples, but I want to touch on this with you as it is a very important topic in today’s world. We are inundated with speculation, presented to us as if it were scientific — implying there were studies, research, carefully done, that substantiate what is being said. Problem is when you look into any background material it very often does not support what is being said or is another layer of speculation itself. 

I used this example of blaming cattle for the presence of measles because it is such a clear example. The hypothesis, as stated, obviously cannot ever be scientifically proven — unless someday we develop a time machine and have the desire and interest to go back in time and do these tests. I think, if it were me, there would be more interesting things to do with the machine, don’t you?

I hope this gives the idea. As you hear these various statements just ask yourself if such a thing as being claimed is even possible to be determined scientifically. It does help to sift through it. 

VAXINATION DISORDER

VAXINATION DISORDER

I wish to share with you my considerations about the recent advisement from health and government officials of the intention to have mass, perhaps mandatory, vaccinations. This will not be a scientific piece in the usual sense as the view I want to take is stepping further back and looking at the overall dynamic, how it functions. What I mean is that it is easier for us to understand the situation if we don’t get caught up in too much detail. I think of it like explaining to someone how to drive a car. You can say to them that turning the car involves rotating the wheels with a series of gears and cables (all described) vs. just showing them how turning the steering wheel does it.

You will notice the misspelling of the word in the title and I did that purposefully as a number of posts about this topic, using the indicated word, have been taken down from Facebook. I have the naïve idea that spelling it this way may prevent that. As a further precaution, rather than using the word in what follows I will use the letters “VX” instead. When I went through my graduate work at Washington State University, in the department of microbiology, the focus of my study and research was on immunology and virology. It was fascinating, and I took away some understanding I will share with you.

THE IDEA OF VX

If you are presented with the idea of this procedure for the first time you likely will be impressed with the cleverness of it. A wonderful capability of the immune system is to literally learn how to recognize a germ (virus, bacteria, fungus, whatever) and to remember it. This was a step beyond the basic idea of having resistance to disease. Not only is there resistance but, as well, a record could be made of it in case of future encounters with the same germ. This is amazing, isn’t it?

To put it in more human terms, the immune system is able to identify and then remember the encounter. It is a form of memory. This mechanism is explained in terms of certain cells of the immune system processing some piece of the virus or other germ, presented to them, and to make a specific protein molecule that goes out in the blood and attaches to the offending buggers. These we call antibodies. They don’t really inactivate (kill) the virus or bacteria directly but rather act as a flag to the cells that have this purpose that are circulating all through the blood and the body at all times. It brings attention to the germ and it is quickly eliminated. It is like a sign that says “kick me out.”

There are other cells that have a similar function and these are ones that do not produce antibodies but rather go out directly to track down and eliminate the germs. We call these “killer cells.” Let us put these aside for now and concentrate on the ones that make antibodies as that is the goal of using a VX.

Understanding this mechanism, you can understand the idea of a VX is to establish this recognition and memory without having to go through the actual disease. You can see why this is appealing. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. We must first recognize that VX is attempting to mimic a natural process – which means we have to go through the same steps to be the same natural process. So, let us then first consider what the natural disease dynamic is, and this will be our standard to evaluate the VX imitation.

THE DISEASE DYNAMIC

Let us talk viruses to make it simple. If a person comes in contact with another person spewing viruses into the air or leaving secretions on what they touch, then the exposed person will first have the virus come into their body in some way. Often this is through the respiratory process but also can be through the gastro-intestinal tract. In either case, the virus will make contact with the membranes lining those passages. As they are so small they easily penetrate into the tissues. In the healthy person, there are millions or billions of cells waiting just for that to happen and they gobble up the invaders and that is the end of the story. (I posted on this already, calling those cells the guardians.)

The first thing to bring out about this is why the virus sometimes gets through this natural barrier.

There are two primary reasons.
1) There is a large number of viruses coming in, millions, and it is too many for the defender cells to handle.
2) There are not very many defender cells as they have been used up trying to fight air pollution or other stressful, toxic, environmental influences.

The first possibility, exposure to large numbers, is not likely by just coming near someone with the virus infection but is more likely if you were in close association for some time — like caring for them. The second possibility, the weakened state from dealing with other things like contamination from chemicals, pollution, is the most common factor in today’s world. Wouldn’t you think that attention would be given to this? But it is not. Medicine pretty much ignores it and instead focuses on the virus, blaming it for the problem.

Well, let’s assume the viruses get through, at least a significant number. They are in the fluid around the cells, the tissue fluid, and they follow the flow of that fluid as it moves through the tissues and further into the body. You might ask “Why doesn’t the virus just grow in those cells nearby?” The answer is that the virus has an intention, a plan. This is difficult to appreciate but the virus is an intelligent being and it has a plan in mind, so to speak.

You will notice with many diseases that the infection ends up in some part of the body. Like a cold virus will affect the nose, perhaps throat, larynx, maybe the bronchial tubes. In contrast, chicken pox grows in the skin. When you look closely at these diseases you will find that almost always there is a specific area in which they want to grow. So their intention is to reach that part of the body. Yes, they have intention.

From the fluid around the cells where they got in, they then drain to lymph nodes, which are small glands you can feel in your throat, in the arm pits, etc. There are hundreds of lymph nodes all throughout the body, and they contain large numbers of other cells that will try, again, to destroy the virus. So the viruses have to navigate that. If they succeed in going further, they then drain down through the lymph symptom until they finally reach veins in the upper chest where the fluid once again enters the circulation.

So now the viruses are the blood, but not without further challenges. As they circulate they pass through the spleen and liver, both loaded with more cells that will eat them up if they can. But we continue.

If the virus gets through all of this and travels through the blood, it finally gets to the destination where it wants to grow. There it enters the cells and begins to reproduce itself. Meanwhile, the viruses that did not make through all these stages of defense have been eaten by various protective cells. Some of these cells also have the job of taking some of these digested pieces of the virus to specific places in the body where the cells that make antibodies live. These messenger cells actually present the pieces to the antibody making cells for that purpose. They basically say “Here you go. This is the one to work on.” This is amazing, isn’t it?

Can you grasp how intelligent this is that there are cells that know to take a piece of the virus quite some distance away and present the pieces to the cells that know how to make antibodies? I want to emphasize here that this process of taking information to the antibody cells starts as soon as the virus gets into the body and is a continuing process. It takes about a week or so for this to come to completion and for the antibodies to enter the blood.

THE VX DYNAMIC

Now we compare this to the VX. In a word, this extraordinary natural process, just described, is bypassed. There is no original entry, alerting the guardian cells, or starting them in the communication of this invasion to the rest of the immune system. There is no travel of the virus through lymph nodes, spleen, liver, encountering cells in the blood that send off chemicals, alerting the immune system to what is happening, getting it ready.

In contrast, the VX is given by injection and within 10-15 minutes the virus, and other ingredients in the VX, is in the blood circulating. The immune system did not know this was coming. Not only did it not know this, but it has never encountered an infection like this before.

All other infections go through the process described. This is what it has been doing for thousands and thousands of years. It has no experience with this new event and it is completely shocking. To put it in more human terms, it is like you have set up your home to have maximum security, with locked doors and windows, perhaps a wall about the yard, guard dogs, security alarm, etc. So if there is a break-in is you first hear an alarm, hear the dogs barking, see the activity, and be able to prepare for that.

Compare this to the VX process. You have this well-secured house and are sitting in your living room enjoying the evening — only to turn to see a robber sitting in the chair with a gun. How the hell did he get in here? Why didn’t I hear something? This is what it is like for the immune system. There is no warning and suddenly the threatening invader is right there. It has never happened in nature before (until our modern times) and basically our systems are not prepared to deal with it.

The thing to take away from this is that the event is extremely shocking to the immune system. It reacts the best it can, but this is where mistakes happen. In the frantic response, it can identify something in the vaccine (other than the virus) as part of the threat. This can be a protein from the cell culture the virus is grown in, a protein that is normal in your body — like your kidney cells, or collagen (connective tissue) — that is seen as an expression of the invader. Antibodies are made against it.

This is how the auto-immune diseases get started.

CONCLUSION

We have, so far, set up a model of how the VX process is different and why that can be a problem. There are other negative outcomes possible but we will save that for another discussion.

At this point, I want to communicate a basic context for bringing up other considerations. To reiterate this, the idea here is that we have, as a natural and very sophisticated process, a way to deal with infections and toxic substances that get into the body.

In contrast, the VX practice ignores this natural process and has the arrogance to forcefully challenge the immune system in a way it is not prepared to handle. In a way, it is a lack of respect. It is also not surprising that it is done, as not respecting the natural process is, unfortunately, something that happens frequently.

Until next time…

The vaccine gate


 

UNDERSTANDING THE POLITICS OF MEDICINE

I am scheduled to present an online presentation at a joint homeopathic conference this June. It is a conference, of course on homeopathic medicine and there will be a focus on how epidemics have been, and can now be, treated successfully with the homeopathic method. Those of you that have been following my posts on this topic, addressing the current epidemic, will understand what I am referring to. A recent post, Nux, To The Rescue, is a good demonstration of that in which a young woman is sick for 11 days and within minutes of the first dose of a homeopathic remedy is showing improvement. This is why homeopathy is remarkable and is worth giving attention to.

In this scheduled conference there are several speakers whose topic is the current epidemic and their experience in treating it. Useful information, what? So imagine the surprise that I get an email this morning from the organizers of the conference warning me (and the other speakers) to be careful what they say. Here is an extract from their message which shows what I am talking about —

“…the US Federal Trade Commission and other US Government Agencies have been restricting what can be communicated regarding the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 that do not comply with strict National Institute of Health policies. Consequently, we will need to be very careful about how we communicate during our presentations. We won’t be able to use terms like ‘treatment’ or ‘prevention’, ‘COVID-19’ or ‘coronavirus’.”

Do you understand the significance of this? It is telling us that a professional conference of medical doctors discussing an entirely legal system of medicine cannot say that they either “treat” or “prevent” the disease. Can you imagine the outrage if this was directed to an allopathic conference? That conventional doctors dealing with this virus disease cannot say they have treated it?

THE HISTORY
How could this come about? We can assume that the message coming from our government is communicating their disapproval of the homeopathic method. They don’t want us to say we are treating it as we will be lying. This is not new. At this point, we are seeing the playing out of allopathic medicine being a monopoly and opposed to all other competing systems. For homeopathy, this started quite some time ago.

Homeopathy was introduced to the US in the very early 1800s by Dr. Burch Gram who had trained in Germany. He treated fellow doctors and converted many of them. As well, the dramatic effectiveness of homeopathy treating epidemics brought many other doctors into the fold. Homeopathy grew steadily and by the middle 1800s, every state had a homeopathic medical school, and 25% of doctors now used this method. The situation changed in 1847. The doctors that had not embraced homeopathy, seeing its continuing development, started an organization to combat homeopathy as well as other forms of medicine such as herbalism, chiropractic, osteopathy, and such like.

From this point, there was continued aggressive movement towards homeopathy culminating in the medical schools having their funding taken away and having to close. The organization was so hostile to homeopathy that if any members even talked to a homeopathic practitioner they would be expelled from the organization. One fellow this happened to, who was expelled from the organization, had committed this serious offense of talking to a homeopathic practitioner — his wife.

What was this organization? It called itself the American Medical Association (AMA).

The result of this process was that allopathic medicine became a monopoly, a state which is actually not accepted in other areas such as industry. However, it has been maintained in medicine. “Wait,” you say “I can get other treatment if I want.” Yes, you can get herbal treatment, homeopathic treatment, etc. — if you are willing to pay out of pocket. They are not covered by insurance and therefore stay on the fringes of the medical system.

A related development has been the incredible growth and power of the drug industry. We are talking billions of dollars. In these days, it is often this industry behind the efforts to eliminate homeopathy. You can see why. It is not unusual that a person, or animal, can be cured with homeopathic treatment of a condition that otherwise would be incurable and require the continued use of medicines for decades. I know of people cured of such, usually incurable, conditions that the total medicinal cost for this cure was less than $10. There would, of course, be the charge of the practitioner but the medicine itself very cheap and also not needing to be continued.

Can you see why this would be a threat to the monopoly?

IN CLOSING
I can understand that some reading this may think I am exaggerating. Perhaps at some point, more information on the historical success of homeopathy in epidemics can be presented. At this point, I will mention one piece of evidence.

In the 1800s there were very severe, high mortality, epidemics in the US, diseases such as cholera, typhoid, or yellow fever. When the US populace saw the extraordinary results of homeopathic treatment, there was enough fervor to organize the erection of a monument to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy. On June 21, 1900, a monument to Hahnemann was erected in Washington, DC, with the attendance of the president of the United States. It is about a 1/2 mile from the White House. It is on a traffic circle, Scott Circle, and is quite impressive to visit. A picture of it is attached here.

hahn monument

It is very large. If I were to be standing in front of it my head would reach the bottom of the chair Hahnemann is sitting on. When we reflect on this and realize very few doctors have monuments like this, you can get some sense of the impact homeopathy had on our culture at that time. Therefore, in closing, when you hear the criticisms of homeopathy and the denial of its effectiveness, realize where it is coming from. And remember that it has been this way since 1847.

NUX, TO THE RESCUE

Here is a report from one of my medical colleagues:

I just went on quite the roller coaster ride with my daughter being sick in Wisconsin, all alone, and I couldn’t go to her because we’re pretty sure she’s got CoViD. I think she had her first symptoms on Sunday May 17 but I didn’t find out that she was sick until the 20th. Headache, light-headed, confusion, exhaustion, and then I think it was the 21st she lost her sense of smell. Not 100% but greatly reduced, with no congestion. Then she felt a little better on the 22nd and 23d.
May 22 was a Saturday and I got to the PO just in time to express-ship her remedies before they closed at noon.
Then she felt worse on the 25th, yesterday and today (27th). All this time, a week, she sounded horrible on the phone. She sometimes, no, often, couldn’t think straight enough to hold up her end of the conversation.
My remedies didn’t arrive as promised and she finally got them today (27th), two days late. I had her open the package and take a dose of NUX VOMICA 30c while we were on the phone. (She received the remedy on the 27th.)
We continued to chat and in a couple/few minutes, she came back. She sounded alert, she was herself again. (Wow! This stuff never gets old.) Later she texted me that she was trying to find the place to get tested, she was out in her car! I called her this evening (27th) and she really sounds good and says she feels a lot better. Almost 100%. I am so relieved, finally exhaling.
I don’t want to describe the despair I experienced over the last week, but it sure is sweet when it ends. I am relaxing in a way that makes me realize how very tense I’ve been over this.

COMMENT from RP:
This is a very good example of the action of a remedy for an epidemic, what we call the genus epidemicus in homeopathy. Specifically, when the remedy is so very suitable for the treatment of the epidemic, it will act 1) very quickly, 2) with one or two doses.
This is in contrast to finding the need to repeat a remedy over and over which indicates a remedy that is not a close enough match to the problem.
Is it not amazing to see a person that has been seriously ill, physically and mentally, for 11 days respond to the remedy “in a few minutes”? This is what makes homeopathy so remarkable and shows us the uniqueness of this method.

CLIENT SHARES COVID?

I had a client come to see me for osteopathic manipulation – she is a State Health Educator.  She had laryngitis, sore throat, but stated that she felt great.  She has been on a constitutional homeopathic remedy for a chronic illness.  So I decided to do nothing for her but the treatment manually that she needed for alignment.

   On the 4th day after I saw her, I woke up aching and hurting all over with a horrible headache and sinus congestion . I tried to dismiss it but by the evening I had developed a fever of 102, HR 122, Pulse oxygen saturation of 90 (normal is 99-100%).  I thought that I was a “goner” and reluctantly took Nux vomica 30 c 

   After 6 hours I was greatly improved. I took a 2nd dose and by the next day I was mostly comfortable and functional in the house (could not do hard chores outdoors like mucking out the barns . . . . so my husband did it.).

   I am just fine this week now.  Back out doing normal work in the gardens and with the animals.

   Report another 2 days later: “I still feel great.”

Note: not my client (Richard) but that of a medical colleague.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, Part 2

THE GUARDIANS

In the prior piece, it was suggested that the antibodies were not the major player in this. So what is? Not likely surprising to you, using the analogy of the house broken into, the most important are the barriers that are keeping the little buggers out in the first place. After all, if they can be prevented from getting into the body, there can be no infection. 

How do they get in? Most of the bacteria, viruses, etc., come through the eyes, mouth, nose, other openings like urethra, vagina. They can also be swallowed and enter through the lining of the intestinal tract. 

What about the skin? The skin is pretty tough and getting past the skin is only possible if it is cut or punctured in some way. Granted there are a few organisms, like some fungi, that just start growing on the skin, but these are few. You can assume that viruses and bacteria come in the other way.

THE DOORS

It actually turns out that the skin is a small area comparatively. For the human being, the skin area is about two square meters while the mucous membranes of the other entries — the openings mentioned above and the mucous membranes of the breathing and digestive systems — are about 400 square meters, about the size of two tennis courts. So this is where most of the attention is given by the immune system. 

The cells that sit in these tissues, that I am calling the Guardians (because I like that word), are also called macrophages. This name comes from “macro” meaning “large” and “phage” meaning “to eat.” They are indeed large cells and eat about anything. They will clean up any mess they run into. They can detect invading organisms by sensing some molecules on the surface of the germ that are not normally found in the body. They make their way to the bacteria (or whatever) and basically eat it. This eating process is taking in the virus, bacteria, fungus, and digesting it inside the cell with chemicals already stored in the cell. 

This is a pretty good method, isn’t it? All these guys are sitting there 24 hours a day, watching, watching, for anything suspicious. This primary defense method has been around a long time — millions if not billions of years if we factor in early forms of life. 

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

In humans & other animals these Guardians originate in the bone marrow, the same place that red blood cells are made. They grow from the same cells that make red blood cells, as well as other immune cell types we will get into later. To give you some idea of how active the bone marrow is in this, it has been determined that more than two million red blood cells are manufactured each second to replace what is lost, this being the normal process of a healthy person. I don’t know about you but the numbers are so great I can hardly get my head around it.

These Guardian cells are produced in the bone marrow, move out into the blood on their way to their “stations.” While circulating in the blood, they are called “monocytes” and there are two billion of them in your blood all the time. After about three days they will have moved through the blood system to their stations in the tissues mentioned above. There they sit and wait, with great patience. Are we not lucky?

THE SIGNIFICANCE

These Guardian cells are the first and primary defense. There are other levels of this primary defense (what is called the Innate system which we will get into) but the Guardians are the front line, the most important in terms of keeping anything out. 

This defense system works sufficiently almost all the time if the person or animal is healthy. Realize, if you can, perhaps visualizing, that any virus that comes in through the mouth or nose and lands on a mucous membrane, if it is eaten by the Guardian cells that is the end of the story. There will be no infection. 

Realize too that this happens without the presence of any antibodies. Not only are there no antibodies needed but there will not necessarily be any produced from this encounter. There is no need for that. It is possible there could be antibodies coming about in those encountering large numbers of the virus, or having repetitive exposures. However, a one-time event will not usually be seen as that significant.

Does it impress you to say that 99% of all animals do just fine with just this mechanism we are discussing here? I mean this is the entirety of what they have, no additional antibody or immune cell function like we do. Surely you can see how efficient it is.

THE CURRENT EPIDEMIC

Let us translate what we are discussing here into the issue facing those studying the present epidemic. Those working on this would like to be able to estimate how contagious the virus is, how many are infected, what the death rate is, etc. Can you see that the people who encounter the virus, and have it for lunch, may not show any evidence of that? They will not be sick, they will not be passing on the virus to others, they will not be making antibodies. Basically you cannot identify them. 

To know that a person has been exposed, the evidence necessary is either the signs of infection or the presence of antibodies. Granted it is possible to produce antibodies without showing symptoms (more on that later), but it is also important to know, as said above, that exposure does not always result in this.

Do you see the difficulty? It is very tough to have an accurate estimation of exposure. For example, if the actuality is that 80% of the population is exposed (including those as described above that do not show any evidence of it) and if we were to know that percentage, and then calculate that the death rate is 1%, we would have a reasonably accurate assessment of the how often the virus causes death. 

But a different value will come up if we limit the exposure to those developing antibodies — these being the ones in which the virus got through the door and did some spreading around. If we measure that 20% of the population has antibodies and assume that this is the total of those exposed, the apparent death rate is now said to be 4%. This is not accurate, is it?

Another way to put this is that if the majority of the population is very healthy and basically throws off the virus without developing immunity, then that is a reflection of low susceptibility, a reflection of how healthy the population is. On the other hand, if the population is not very healthy and a significant percentage show antibody production because they could not withstand it, why would we then turn and blame the virus, saying “it is very contagious, very dangerous”?

Tricky business. Well, that is how life is — very clever and not usually as simple as we think.

IMMUNITY

Can you see, from what we are discussing as the primary defense mechanism, how important it is that we are healthy? Our bodies are constantly making these cells, millions each day, and also reproducing the tissues of the mucous membranes. If anything interferes with this, we become susceptible.

What would interfere? Poor nutrition — eating food that contains toxic chemicals — is a big one. As an example, did you know that a recent report found that 98% of Americans have Roundup in their bodies?

There is also lifestyle, how much fresh air and sunlight we experience, how much exposure to radiation (many concerned about 5G coming in), taking drugs that interfere with the immune system like steroids, anti-inflammatories. This a big topic in itself, let us just say here that it would be very effective and intelligent to emphasize maximum health as the best defense. Rather than having everyone wearing masks, maybe it would make more sense to reduce air pollution? 

UP NEXT

There is more to the immune system. There is all the drama that happens if the virus gets past the Guardians. That is what happens in those that actually get sick. The immune system has many more defenses that we can explore as we go along. 

[ Reference: For much of this information I am drawing on a very good book by Lauren Sompayrac, entitled “How the Immune System Works.” You might want to study it if you have that interest.]

The Immune System, part 1

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, Part 1

There is a lot of focus on the issue of immunity to virus disease because of the current crisis. The immune system is a marvelous mechanism, but often what you hear is not accurate in terms of how it functions. In this writing I would like to help you have a better understanding of this. You will then be in a position of making intelligent decisions yourself.

You likely have noticed that when immunity is discussed it almost always is focused on the production of antibodies. We will get, later, more thoroughly into what antibodies are and what they do, but at this point here is an explanation of the place of antibodies in the whole schema.

THE PLACE OF ANTIBODIES

The first thing to understand is that antibodies are a minor player in this story. This is not saying they are not important, rather they are less important than other aspects of what we call the immune system when we talk about resistance to disease.

This function of producing antibodies is called the adaptive immune system, meaning it can adapt to new situations. This is what gives it the wonderful ability to learn and respond. This function if not present in all creatures, having developed about 200 million years ago in vertebrate animals, those with a spinal cord — basically fish, animals and humans. What is significant in this is to realize that most of living creatures on the planet don’t have this function or use this, and actually don’t need it. That they are still on the planet and doing OK tells us that.

Animals developed this to their advantage and it is wonderful gift and it was added on to the immune system that had already developed over the evolution of life on earth. We will, as we go on, get into the primary immune function, but first let me give you an analogy that may help you understand how the antibody part of this fits in.

AN ANTIBODY ANALOGY

Let us say you have nice home and you have made considerable effort to make it secure. You built a wall, perhaps a water moat around it, have secure doors and windows. You have made it very hard for anyone to break in. However, there are some clever thieves out there and they figure out a way to get past all these barriers, silence the alarm bell, quiet your dogs, and get inside and begin to ransack your place. 

At some point you hear what is going on and seeing the commotion and realizing that all your defenses have been breached you reach for your phone and call 911. “I am being robbed! The house is full of robbers. I need help.” They respond by sending out the police, and if they respond quickly enough they will catch the robbers and take them away. 

This is how antibodies come into the situation. They are the police that are called on when all other defenses have failed. This is important and can be what saves one from excessively long illness or even dying. However, they are not the primary defense. They are the last resort.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS

I am emphasizing this because it is too narrow a view to consider only the antibody function when talking of immunity. To have a balanced view we must consider the whole immune function because it is the whole immune function that must be in top order for us to have optimal and maximal resistance to all diseases. 

In the next part we can begin to look at the primary defenses.