Monday, December 28, 2015

A sense of dread…, •shhh…•

     Watch the “quiet tide” very, very closely, behind recent events.
     Listen keenly for brief…, hidden notes to ineffable crescendo.+

…you know, the kind where you don’t know what to expect.
It’s upon us now…, background events portend terrible things,
many things that’ll get the entire world’s attention…, rapt.
Better get ready…, whatever that means…, now…, not later.

Take a step back, look at the whole picture…, events lately,
you know, the myopic ones that distract from a larger event,
a much…, much larger set of events soon to take place.
Keep your eyes open for things that’ve never happened before.

Behind recent events lies dreadful calm of portent…, looming.
I understand these events are distracting…, but look closely.
Listen intently to what the silence behind them is saying.
An obvious sense of dread descends…, as an invisible fog.

Pay keen…, close attention to events now…, and times…,
you know, the very small nuances of “butterfly wing beats.”
It won’t be obvious by any means…, so step back…, listen.
It’ll be what you could never expect…, not in a lifetime.

Already, the religio-political tide rises across the world,
making obvious portent of chaos, loss, destruction & end.
Time slowed to a crawl now…, will have a brief surge…,
one which will quickly crawl again…, ready to end, too soon,

     or so we will think…, though we’ve had millennia. - •selah•

--RK, 9:18pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 12/28/2015
     “Know the leaves of sorrow turn their face…, scattered on the ashes of disgrace.”
       You sure better wake up…, it’s almost upon us.+

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Can I take you home?

     It’s okay, I understand. - You can’t change things now, but…
     you can study history. - Take your time…, but it’s way late.

I’m not going anywhere, but do you have it all settled,
or don’t you? - Did you ask the right questions this time?
The answers are all there…, of questions you never asked.
So I bring you this. - Will you ask them now? - •selah•

--RK, 12:03amEST (UT/GMT -5), 12/27/2015
     Someone did. - It’s undeniable…, eh?
     So ya’ gotta’ go far enough back…, see?

Friday, December 25, 2015

A different war…

     “It does matter…, it does matter.”+

…the kind where you know the enemy…, but can’t see him.
We know his name, his family, his demeanor…, his purpose.
A civil war…, another civil war, brother against brother.
No purpose…, just a vie for power, control & supremacy.

Will you survive the barrage, the incoming, the hate?
I hope you do…, because that’s all your enemy has.
You have so much more…, so step up and conquer.
Vanquish them as you gain strength for its end.

Step forward, stand down, you’ve won, they’re no more.
Yes, it’s quiet now. - Take a deep breath…, a long sigh.
The real war’s not over…, this time it’s inside,
The Devil’s Lake+ you need to cross…, fearless.

You won’t find a boatman, but get to the other side.
There is your destination, long sought, now so near.
That’s it, relax…, sigh again…, a long sweet one,
your harbor now so close. - Step over the bough…,

…the shoreline is yours, long sought, now home.
Your war’s over, finally, your hearth’s threshold.
Sit down, take your shoes off…, warm your feet.
Lay your head back for another long deep sigh…,

…finally home. - •selah•

--RK, 12:15amEST (UT/GMT -5), 12/25/2015
     Ya’ gotta’ make up your mind…+

Sunday, December 20, 2015


     An easy step up to the podium…, but he’s waiting…, very carefully aiming…

Evocative, illusive, intractible…, not understood, intelligent & evasive.
How’re you going to “handle” him? - I don’t believe you can…, not really.
He’s ineluctable…, because he’s way ahead of you…, knowing the territory.
It won’t matter how far away you are, he’s got you dead aim…, dead center.

He’s already taken his high-caliber shot…, didn’t need a spotter.
You’re way late to the party…, you know, the one you didn’t attend.
You’re in his line of sight…, now…, and he has the weather report.
Kentucky windage perfect…, Coriolis force figured in…, dead on.

You’re goin’ down. - Won’t matter where…, the “wind’s” right.
He’s found the quiet wind…, more than a mile between you and him.
An easy shot you won’t see coming. - Mid-speech, all you’ll see’s a flash,
then nothing…, and darkness. ♦ It’s over…, a plan perfectly executed.

It was his idea all along…, to set you up, in ease, for takedown.
I hope you know what you’re doing. - If you don’t, it’ll be too late.
So step back…, rethink risk assessment entirely. - His aim won’t fail.
He’s just the spotter…, but his sniper never misses…, ever.

Time to hunker down…, or take it on and run. - •selah•

--RK, 10:53pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 12/20/2015
     You’re “wounded,” but you know what to do.
     Withdraw, rethink and release emotion…, finally,
     because now you know “where” within is…, inside.+

Your “light,” only a shade of pale

     How many “places of light” have I found so very dark…?
     “The miller told his tale,” but you won’t let me tell mine.

More than I can tell you, not of this world…, so many, so many.
So I call you out to see that darkness…, even if you see light.
Believe me it is utter darkness, compared to what I’ve found,
what I found deep within…, high, long ago now…, so precious.

If only I could show you, but each has to find it on their own,
within themselves, each one. - It is not out there in the world,
never has been and never was. - Seekers understand…, they know
exactly of what I speak. - Unmistakable to them…, they do know.

And so it goes for the world in its lost and lonely pursuit,
in sanctimony of seeking truth everywhere but within.
Nothing I can do for them…, for they never look there,
not there deep, where truth is so easily found…, inside.

All they find is a whiter shade of pale…, utterly empty. - •selah•

--RK, 11:30pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 12/19/2015
     How dark is your supposed pursuit of truth…?
     Found in darkness, it’s just a whiter shade of pale.+

Monday, December 7, 2015

I know this struggle…

     …so very well. - ’Been here too long not to.

…this struggle against yourself…, you know the one,
the one you’ve had to fight so relentlessly all this time.
It’s not insurmountable by any means, but you have to decide.
Let it get ahead of you or grab and roll past like in a roller derby.

It has no power over you, but you have to step up to the plate.
Don’t be a victim and languish in its mud of defeat & surrender.
Get up right now…, make up your mind! - You know it’s true.
Don’t let it get past you this time…, but ya’ gotta’ go within.

If you don’t, it’s all been a waste…, of life & regret in time.
You can get past this, but ya’ gotta’ stand up beyond the “norm.”
That’s right, it’s all within…, deep within…, always has been.
You’ve always known this inside, but never figured it out before.

I know this struggle. - It’s nothing new to seekers.
But this struggle will never be entered into by most,
for they have never keened for nothing less than truth.
Surely truth is the staff of life at all levels…,

…but you can never tell them that, not as they
engage in other struggles not worth the stamp of life…,
…dead while yet they live, self-made zombies…, roaming.
This is the “zombie apocalypse…,” all the lost ones. - •selah•

Go within…, for “pursuits” otherwise have no meaning…, at all.+

--RK, 10:21pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/10/2015
     The linked video shows Cristina depicting this struggle.
        Take the journey deep within with The Moody Blues.+

Saturday, December 5, 2015

I started young…

     You’ve got to “give me somethin’ more than sad my eyes.

…with the profound. - Nothing of it anywhere in the world, only
inside myself…, deep within. - I didn’t have to fight as you do.
I didn’t have to fight to go within…, deep, not there…, close.
I knew the voice inside shouting for “somethin’ more.”

“Give me somethin’ worth a sacrifice,” your flesh says.
You and your silence in face of yourself is deafening.
Without hard keening for truth it can never be reached.
That’s what Cristina Scabbia sings about…, truth.

I’ve peeked into conversations you have with you.
I sacrificed this mindless world, without argument.
But “give me somethin’ more than shut my eyes.”
Tell it to yourself, understand and listen because…,

…unless you do, you only close eyes within,
the only “place” anyone ever can find truth,
no-“where” else it exists…, and never did.
Otherwise only your “Dark Adrenaline” calls.

“I’m not alone in this divide,” flesh from spirit.
“(Your) silence is cursing (you) one more time.”
I crossed the line a long time ago, completely willing,
knowing “where” I was going, high…, deep within,

beyond, far beyond the beyond…, knowing there was more,
something far more than perception, flesh, soul or myself.
Answer your voice, find inner vision in keen of seeking,
looking to find nothing less than the truth…, all else

worth nothing, absolutely nothing. — Notice one thing,
that the dark-haired woman in the chair is you,
also the woman in black over you, also dark-haired.
Come out of your waking dream, grab hold of truth, or

you never will. - “Give me somethin’ more than shut (your) eyes.” - •selah•

--RK, 11:25pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 12/4/2015
     “It starts inside,” so “give me somethin’ more…”+

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


     Listen closely, Ben minces no words here. - •selah• - (55m17s)

--RK, 9:29pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 12/2/2015
     Being apolitical, I leave no comment beyond the above.+

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Flip & Burn

     No, this is not a drill. - Time to flip & burn! - Nine thrusters…

There’s no time left to take your time. - No fencers!+
If you don’t flip & burn now, you won’t make it.
That’s right, hunker down to get deep…, or on high
won’t find you before time runs out…, soon & sudden.+

I had an early start, just eleven…, and you’re late!
Oh, I see, you think this is just another post of mine.
No, I’m sorry, this is real time and live. — Get it done,
or be left behind for oblivion just the other side.

If you’re not runnin’ over light speed before, it’s over.
I’ve been a seeker all my life. - I never found reason
not to be. - But you’ve been a slacker a long time. —
Oh, this is your last call. - There won’t be another. - •selah•

--RK, 9:45pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/26/2015
     I heard the unmistakable call late 1964…, just eleven.
        If you think the physical / soul is all there is,
           you couldn’t be more wrong…, I know.+

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

You need to cry…

     …for something you never have before. — Listen with me a while.

In the linked video above, by Amy Lee of Evanescence (My Immortal),
she speaks to her man but sings to Someone else. — He understands.
I hope you do, too. - Deeply poignant, her song speaks of the ineffable.
Such deep meaning…, revealed only by her keen, unabashed emotion,

speaks great volumes of understanding nothing else can. - •selah•

--RK, 9:27pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/25/2015
     Don’t miss what she means…, listen keenly close.+

Monday, November 23, 2015

Clarity beyond focus

     Clarity, misunderstood in this world, far beyond simple focus.

As I pierce Stygian+ darkness in this backwater,
I wonder whether I’ll find another seeker of truth,
one whose spirit is free, unencumbered from youth,
as I was. - I seek not ‘kindred spirits’, but those

who innately knew perception only as illusion, young.
These are the ones I can help, but who had no nurture,
the nurture I was so bountifully blessed with. - So…,
“Where are you?” - Yet, I have found none as myself.

Weary in such loss, I’ve always had clarity…, perfect,
way beyond being in simple focus…, much greater.
Clarity far beyond focus in perception so keen as
to render “reality” only a blur, deeply sad, so dark,

…even in otherwise perceived “light,” …so dimly lit. - •selah•

--RK, 10:26pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/23/2015
     I see languish, disguised in deep sadness…, still hopeful,
     but there’s far more, way beyond your hope ye know not of.

From far beyond the Moon

     “Where are you?” - Relentlessly, I seek you in the darkness.
       They see, but nothing from within, unknown to them…, alone.
       I see what this world cannot, their darkness, and great light.

Brilliance in the dark, I shine…, but I’m never seen.
Bewildered, I kept trying, but still none saw…, blind.
Brightness in the dark…, I stood back, wondering…,
wondering what caused their blindness…, so profound.

Sullen…, I learned unwillingly, what did.
But I knew I was brought here with purpose.
So I continue for the few…, others so lost,
lost behind relentless bars in darkness, bound,

no windows, free only physically otherwise.
Knowing nothing of truth, and nothing within,
they flounder in the dark, knowing “everything.”
I wish I could help them, but there are others…,

…others who received the love for the truth,
nothing less, who can see in this darkness,
…who can see in Stygian+ darkness, not so blind.
They are why & for whom I am here…, freedom.

They know me when they see me, all others blind.
Others blind I see…, who cannot & never will.
I tried & tried, but only found them unseeing.
So I moved on, seeking only those who can see.

Only they will see…, for they know to look.
And all they seek is the truth in all things,
but only from deep within beyond this world
which will never reveal anything, even of itself.

I’ve seen the frightening desolation of their profound night.
It was something I had to know of in my passing far beyond.
Only then did I understand the utter brilliance I found,
so, so deep and high within…, far beyond the universe.

Come with me, I will free you from all such darkness
unto brilliance of light otherwise unseen…, not here,
your release perfect, nothing unknowable as before.
Nothing withheld from you…, not there. - •selah•

--RK, 11:47pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/22/2015
     In brilliance, darkness is known, easily banished.
     So…, from far beyond the moon…, I wait.
     And “[w]here are you?”+

Friday, November 20, 2015

You said, “Get a life!”

     Ohh…, but I did. - •nodding• - I guess you didn’t notice…, sorry.

So what exactly did you mean? --- Don’t worry, that’s a rhetorical question.
By now you know I've had your number for a very long time, most of my life.
It’s you who needs to get a life, but I know you never will. - It’s your way.

You don’t understand me. - You don’t want to, for sake of deceit, and guile.
Yeah, that’s right. - Again, I’ve had your number for quite some time.
Already you choke against my words that nail you where you “stand.”

You’re gonna’ have to give it up…, ’cause it ain’t workin’.
And it never will, never could and doesn’t now…, sorry.
That’s right…, sorry, I always knew it couldn’t & never would.

So, stand up straight like a “good little boy,” and take your medicine.
Swallow hard and drink it down. --- You’ll never be the same,
because your “medicine”+ is oblivion…, truth never to your taste.

I tried to help before, but you simply wouldn’t have it.
All your doing…, none other’s…, just as you insisted.
Nothing I can do now… - You cooked the goose. - •selah•

--RK, 10:25pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/20/2015
     It won’t help, but grab an umbrella on your way out.+
     And so it goes with trolls, haters & their ilk (among many others).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

“Give me somethin’ more…”

     “Give me somethin’ more than sad my eyes.”

Languish all I see in bright lights…, anguished, so few.
You need to, “Give me somethin’ more than ‘sacrifice’.”
Just between you and me, you’ve crossed the line,
but it wasn’t toward within, deep…, or ever even high.

“Give me somethin’ more than shut my eyes,” …not tonight.
Face who you’ve become, who you’ve been…, never changed.
Change, the only thing between you and oblivion…, ignored.
“Give me somethin’ more than shut my eyes.” - I’m not blind.

“Give me somethin’ more than sacrifice…” - •selah•

--RK, 11:14pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/18/2015
     “Give me something worth a sacrifice.”+

Monday, November 16, 2015

Only fond memories left

     “Lookin’ for higher ground, lookin’ for somethin’ I missed before.”
     “I wanna’ get closer in to deep…, I’ve got it all inside myself.”
       For those who don’t see it coming…+

Only memories left now, fondest ones, forgot the rest.
Standing on Pensacola Beach, sea breeze at my back,
tossing peanuts up to a small flock of seagulls.
Spied the loser, tossed him a few, the most grateful.

Younger on the darkside, found myself in a maelstrom,
Toledo, Ohio, summer 1971, but you couldn’t see it.
In a “tin can” eight feet wide, rotating clockwise fast,
I used prana to cut a stationary hole & backed out.

They couldn’t figure it out, “Where’d he go?”
It wasn’t my first victory, shades of them
before, but ya’ gotta’ be smarter, not lost
in the dark, great light within…, guiding.

Wan sadness surrounds me now, hoping there’ll
be more I can help sent my way, or me to them.
They didn’t get the perfect natal nurture I did.
They need help badly, but it’s late…, way late.

I just hope I’ve done them some good, because
time is waning fast, not much left ‘this’ time.
I hope to see some of them on the other side…,
the other side, these æons of time nearly gone.+

But you’re “comfortable,” complacent, surfeiting.+
Get up…, move! - The impenetrable wall of time’s
end is almost here,+ only oblivion beyond, or…
is that your old ‘friend’ you’ve hoped for?

Your long death wish isn’t far away now,
but it won’t be death, rather destruction.+
What did you think oblivion meant anyway?
It’ll be as though you never existed,

…and there’ll be no memory left of you.+ - •Word up!•

--RK, 7:47pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/16/2015 (Slight edits: 11/18/2015)
     Only my own memories left…, “Nobody can turn it around.”+

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Orwell’s Bonnie & Clyde

     Let’s get it right this time, eh? - Live beyond it instead.

How about George Orwell, Bonnie & Clyde and time as currency?
That’s right, George Orwell, Bonnie & Clyde with time as currency.
What would you do? - I’m on the sidelines, beyond time, but you?
Would you keep the “status quo” the insanely rich do…, uncaring?

I don’t think so, but I have to ask you the question. - Would you?
I know I wouldn’t, and I knew this from the very start…, no doubts.+
This Bonnie & Clyde aren’t killed in a hail of gunfire though.
Instead they go on to rob Time’s Fort Knox. - •Oh yeah!

--RK, 8:55pmEST (UT/GMT -5), 11/15/2015
     I’m rich because I am beyond time entirely. - •selah•+
     So, Who started our clock & Who will end it?+ - Good question, eh? - •nods•

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

One problem

     A very long way and a long time from home…, I watch.

You only have one problem that spoils all your plans and false hope.
I wasn’t brought here for nothing. - Merit was deemed, qualifications met.
Deeply, I suspected the probability, but I couldn’t see its long horizon.
I knew it would happen soon, and when the day finally came, I was ready.

My wife gathered my coffee cup. - I remember seeing her right ankle
as she stepped up into the kitchen,+ but I can’t remember her face.
At my old desk I laid my head down on arms folded, last soft breaths.
I remember moving upward from my body knowing all was left behind.

One of my most clear memories, perfectly familiar, unmistakable…,
but there was another, my incredibly glorious sky, a starry nebula.
Close, it almost filled the sky at night, always the same, little changed.
I’d studied it since a child, eagerly memorizing each detail’s detail,

many stars, wisps between, all mine. - Perfectly familiar, it came back
to me here on this sad, forsaken, end-time planet when I was fourteen.
Emerging in clarity from deep sleep I found my dreamself in the yard
where I grew up. - My house faced north and I looked up, northeast.

Halfway to zenith the sky was magnified by an invisible lens more
and more until I realized I was actually moving in that direction.
That’s the night I remembered…, when melancholy took me aside.
Thirty years…, I finally moved beyond, leaving its longing behind.

I’d spent a lifetime educating my local community, no fences.
My study, twelve-foot ceiling, desks all around, comfortable,
serene. - There were no schoolhouses. - I was the university.
Books shelved ten-feet high on every wall & on open cubicles.

There were no wars, just struggles with small+ industry.
A very deep pit of junk next to one factory I explored young.
It was disappointing, but I remembered the sky I’d always
see when sunset came, with it glowing brighter and brighter,

more & more glorious until twighlight’s end. - In daylight
you could clearly see its brilliant promise of deep night glory.
My mind walked that sky more than my feet walked the planet.
No wonder I spent thirty years in melancholy, longing deep,

longing for home. - I knew I had to get over it sometime.
The day finally came and I was fully free to do my job here,
yes…, here on this lost piece of driftwood in the galaxy’s
dark back corner prepared for the epicenter of time’s end.

Others, true seekers…, one here, there…, know me when they see me.
As for you, there’s only one problem…, I’m also here watching. - •selah•

--RK, 11:52pmEST (GMT -5), 11/9/2015
     Or is it your solution, if you listen…, and go within?+

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Near Earth Asteroids

Click for One-Column Format or Three-Column Format.

--RK, 9:30pmEST, 11/8/2015 - See Also: The Whole Cloud of Asteroids around us!
     Two New Formats! - Check it out & see just how close they buzz by us, eh?+

Saturday, November 7, 2015


     My efforts are to put words to the otherwise ineffable,
        to show you the way deep within…, nowhere else.

Why am I opaque to you? - Wildered+ I’m not. - I deal only in the profound.
Emotionless, impassive and dispassionate of lies, I seek only after truth.
To you I seem vacant, unexpressive, but there’s a fountain of revelation
you miss all too easily, thinking I am decidedly dark…, but not so.

Rather I am sibylline.+ - Not one to mince words, I sharpen them keenly.
From elsewhere, I grew up here, a reluctant second home, chaotic, murderous.
Not so unreadable, I’ve posted many words here…, not so unintelligible.
Still you only stand by…, watching, waiting, puzzling…, with no answers.

The answers are all within for me & you. - So you must go within as well.
Otherwise nothing I write will ever make sense and remain unfathomed.
Set your line, drop it deep within. - See its depth, unknown, but somehow
faintly remembered…, familiar. - Let it guide you deeper, nothing else will.

Raise all anchors…, leave the world far behind, for it’ll only drag you back,
back into its “comfortable” murk of guile…, serving only its own darkness.
Commit to the journey or you’ll never leave harbor’s dank & dark port of flesh.
Leave it all behind…, or you’ll never see deep beauty only found from within.

Seeing the deep beauty,+ you’ll finally, fully remember…, never lost again. - •selah•

--RK, 8:46pmEST, 11/7/2015
     Within calls, “Come to me, come to me…”+
        Remember, or fall into oblivion’s deep abyss.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Quantum Human Physics

Quantum Human Physics
You decide who I am when you look at me…, but I know better.

     My being, neither particle nor wave, you cannot know…, now.

I know myself…, imperfectly, but our Creator far better.
Unless you set aside the “personage” of flesh, no way you
can know who I am. - Sooner than you look…, I’m gone.+
Always my way, never to be seen of others+…, within.+

I seek after only our Creator’s eye, none other.
If you would see me…, you must look within.
Finding who you are: the only approach otherwise.
Yes, I’ve gone very deeply within, far beyond the world.

Why’ve you never sought to break its ball & chains?
All you have to do is leave it all behind…, within.
Make up your mind to find who you really are*, but…
never in the context of this world’s deadly guile.

Cleanse your mind/soul of its deceit…, for nothing less,
nothing less than the truth. - Otherwise you’re sidelined.
Don’t make that mistake. - Keen for nothing less than truth.
How else could anyone ever know what is real…, or not?

By now you see I had to ask the questions, the very
ones you’ve never even considered to ask of yourself.
That’s my job here on this backwater planet, in the dark
backwater of this galaxy…, the very place where it has all

come to final focus, yes, here…, in this infinite universe.
I still seek why myself…, but this is the place, no other.
I am not from here…, sent to help, as one of you, kind.
I’ve found none here who needs to be listened to…, sadly.

I’m no messiah, rather an emissary from far away, here to help
all seekers of truth & nothing less…, unto perfect freedom,
only found from deep within. --- The truth is not “out there.”
No worry for who I am “in person,” rather who you are within.

Nothing else matters…, I promise you. - •selah•

--RK, 11:34pmEST, 11/4/2015
     *It’s easier than you think. - •selah•

Let it haunt you until…

     It’s okay, let it haunt you. - It’s all true. - “Your (love is) a lie.”+

Sit down…, it’s all right. - Just watch and listen closely…, keenly.
Don’t confuse romance+ with love. - Desire+ deceives against love.
Finally…, I know she’s right. - I couldn’t turn away from her video,
not a chance. - Something told me to listen…, again, again and again.

     Lacuna Coil+ has it figured out…, no worries. - (Getting) “High won’t tell you!”+

Down from murk of “romance” it all became too clear,
and I couldn’t deny the truth of it any longer…, finally.
An heavy weight was lifted from me…, a very old one,
one which tripped up many from time immemorial, dark.

Finally free I ventured far from dark desire’s+ shore,
romance+, an ancient fleshly fantasy+, want of it gone.
It was the last ball & chain I had to break, no choice left.
“Follow me, follow me, as I trip the ‘darkness’ one more time.”+

My last resort to save our marriage, I appealed to my wife,
“Sex can’t mean anything without genuine affection.”
She decidedly ended it, giving no damn for true relationship.
This showed me the great rift+ I didn’t see before…, then.

The children suffered, but that didn’t concern her.
So, “Don't believe desire..., destiny of a lie+.”+

--RK, 11:29pmEST, 11/3/2015 - (Updated/Video Links Added - 11/14/15)
     Touch me because you care…, because you love me.
     Otherwise it can’t mean anything…, and never will. - •selah•

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Predestination…, really?

--RK, 1:06amEDST, 10/31/2015
     Figure it out or bust.+

Saturday, October 24, 2015

No trespassing…

     “I remember. - Don’t worry…, how could I ever forget?” - Phil Collins

There’s nowhere else to go. - What’re you gonna’ do now?
I’ve had your number so long I cannot forget it, but for…
your nefarious deeds…, and lack thereof of any good.
I see your eyes dart for cover…, but I’ve taken it out.

Just stand there, nothing you can do now…, no more.
You, nor any other had ammunition at all against beyond.
Yes…, the beyond, the spiritual part beyond the universe,
totally pervasive, locally non sequitur…, devastating.

I took down your defenses+ long ago. - And ego lost its way.
Yeah, that’s right, I had seven older brothers, knuckleheads all.
Done with their egos & mine, I ended the pecking order.
Fifteen, I’d had it with them and ended all the abuse.

I had my ego under thumb, permanently…, so I could fly,
something they had never aspired to…, their loss.
Nothing I could do. - I’d surpassed their limited sight.
I had none, for I rejected all boundaries for within.

So, what now? - Demise their own doing, among others.
Yes, among many I’ve not chanced upon, until now.
That’s right, step up. - This is no award ceremony.
To every one of you, I know you cannot answer me,

but just how is it you never knew, or even looked,
within, the only place to look…, nowhere else,
no place other of truth and nothing less, all else
in darkness…, utter…, palpable in suffocating oblivion.

I know you know what you didn’t do you should have.
You left truth alone, securely anchored, thinking
it was adrift among so much flotsom, lost…, but
somehow inside you knew better…, and didn’t listen.

I wish I could help you now, but it was you who
posted “No Trespassing” signs for all passersby,
silencing all who would approach your desolation.
Your dependence on physical senses alone has finally

found utter loss, no love for truth in you at all. - •selah•+

--RK, 10:24pmEDST, 10/24/2015 - New footnotes w/pic link to live video above.
     Your problem: You think I only multiply words for naught.
     My job: Bring truth to your own undoing you signed off on.
        I knew better than to hate you before I was born.
        You eagerly took that job long before…, egos ablaze.
        Your original problem? - Mom knew you hated the truth before you+ were born.
           [Don’t worry, if you knew the “clan” I was born into+, you’d understand.]

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My resign

     “Nothing I have is truly mine.” - Dido
       Nowhere here I could ever call home. - It was locked away…, within.

My life’s for rent, but I’m not selling, nothing here my own.
No “love” for me, simple desire, the original lie, unbelieved.
Charity not lost, I pursue it deeply, no regrets…, for seekers.
Only they would understand what it all means…, deep within.

No thought of regret, I left all things…, and everyone…, behind.
Deep, great treasure was far too precious to ever lose sight of.
So I decided very young…, just eleven…, knowing very well, the path.
I knew then nothing in the world could ever convince me otherwise.

My journey deep within left life without amenity…, in my resign.
I knew, I just knew everything around me wasn’t real, not enough,
certainly never real enough for what I knew was far greater beyond.
Yes, even at eleven, I knew. - So I struck forth deep…, and high.

I knew of far greater discovery no one could keep me from finding.
My thoughts drove me deep into the journey…, none to stop me.
I had everything I needed, love for truth I received so young.
“It was just a thought, only a thought.” - My life’s not for rent.

Many I’ve found who know not its price, even for their own.
The priceless deep they care nothing for…, unconcerned.
These will only know utter loss…, until oblivion takes them.
They won’t see it coming…, their own knowing them so well.

Nothing I could do, as much as I’ve tried…, here…, now.
For many years my words have gone forth…, unto emptiness.
I left all. - Nothing here was mine nor ever my home. ----- So,
don’t lose me in the distance I stride, while you fade away.+

--RK, 10:34pmEDST, 10/22/2015
     Seek, ask & knock, but not for anything…, in this world. - •selah•

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Everything to lose…

     Let me pull physical reality’s rug out from under you. - Are you afraid to die?
     I knew I’d lose everything. - I didn’t mind, because I knew it just didn’t matter.

I had always known none of it was ever my own, and
I had far deeper treasures the world would never know of.
I was content, but I knew my physical body was only a cage.
So I escaped…, very young. - I knew I had to, by age eleven.

I wonder why you still don’t know and won’t question it.
I had no questions, knowing the physical could never be all.
So I dove deep within, so very young…, leaving all behind.
It didn’t matter whether there were others. - I had to go.

There was nothing to stop me. - I knew nothing ever could.
How is it you don’t understand the physical world only
clouds clear vision of far greater reality from deep within?
How could you not know, or at least deeply suspect otherwise?

I don’t understand just how you don’t see your own quandary.
Yes, the universe has great beauty, but can never hold a candle
to what I found in the deep so early in my life…, pre-psychedelia.
But I’m glad I prepared my subconscious mind to enter its portal,

though I had no idea then how needful it was. - Afterward, all was
discovered in bright newness I knew the world would never look for.
Knowing it wouldn’t was crucial, because I knew then I could never,
ever share what I’d found…, though it is all so deeply precious.

I’ve said all this so many ways…, trying to reach someone, just one
who’ll finally hear & understand the world can never be enough.
The truth isn’t “out there” anywhere. - I’ve always known this.
Ya’ gotta’ get up, get deep & go within. - There is nowhere else.

--RK, 11:29pmEDST, 10/20/2015
     Just as Dido said, “([You]’ve) got everything to lose.”+
     Again, is anyone really listening?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

I know your dry water.

     We’ve always known why, a deep secret we keep in surety until time’s end.+

Deep and dry, I know your well,+ but you know not my sietch.+
Welcome…, rest yourself. - Accustom this place you know not.
We’re always very near, though far. ----- “As touching veins…,
we seek your shoulders, your neck, your arms, your heart.”+

Your shoulders, brittle, your neck unsupple but for envy,
jealousy, hate and murder. ----- And still you find us not.
Your heart evil, blind, finds neither sight nor seeing,
so you stab the dark…, light knowing+ nothing in you.

Stand aside for destruction which knows you, yes you…,
you who knew heaven’s light which bound life close,
bound unto truth, knowing its brilliant path, the one path
you knew from your own creation…, its deep call ignored.

Take a step back, see again the less-trodden path, within,
the only path that leads to freedom deep none can steal.
It’s yours…, once you take its first step…, from within.
No time to step away, all was clear then, no mistakes left.

Your sublime path was clear, no wavering…, no hesitation,
but in your last opportune moment…, you kept arrogance close.
Then judgment cast you down+ before Eden’s first, perfect day,
continuing in envy, jealousy and hate…, rebellion for nothing.

It would have remained yours but, for jealousy & envy, you lost all…,
all things, your name now ripped away, never to be known again.
You dared in murder. - Now envy will devour you from within.
Become destruction, Another will kindle its flame inside you.+

Your name, among many, Lucifer and all your minion, never…,
never to be remembered, forever forgotten, never again known.
Rebellion driven, your heart knew no other path but destruction.
No, we’ll not remember you ever were…, just as you intended,

envy, jealously and hatred making sure your end.+ - Amen.+

--RK, 10:40pmEDST, 10/17/2015
     We’ve known all along your whys will all go with you.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Diminished Capacity?

     Yes, I’m almost 63, but you think I’m just a kid! - What’s wrong with you?!

I’m sorry, I guess I just don’t understand how you perceive me so decrepit.
I've written a book, my autobiography and, several years ago, a dissertation
worthy of a Master’s Degree in Homeopathy; but still you claim I have “drama.”
No…, I’m just living an otherwise normal life, “drama” driving nothing in me.

I wish I understood why anyone could think this way of me at all.
I have no “diminished capacity” by any means, rather I’m sharper than ever.
My on-line portfolio is replete of examples in depth of education & experience.
How could anyone, short of being bereft themself…, have missed this?

I know some have seen it, having actually perused my postings themselves.
It seems otherwise some have only paid lip service, thinking they understand.
Puzzlingly, the former never met me in person…, when the latter have.
So, you see what I mean, I am known of those unseen, unknown of the seen.

So, why are elders among us who had no “mid-life crisis” held in contempt?
Ahh, the young, the youth, who think they’ll live forever, assert just such,
even though all otherwise in evidence contradicts everything they believe.
So, as I stand before them, they know nothing…, but, alas, everything!

I step away, bewildered of their deep disconnect from reality…, unknown.
I watch as they fade beyond the horizon of truth’s deep grasp of reality,
the very truth they’ve never known, only physical “reality” barely touched.
Oh, I’m in touch, sharper than they know, or ever will…, them so deluded.

So, step up…, out of your darkness. - Walk with me into brilliance…, light
beyond simple brightness you’ve never known, or otherwise will never see.
It’s okay, I understand, this is all new to you. - Just let me show you.
Take my hand, in gentle touch, as I take you where you’ve never been. - •selah•+

--RK, 10:29pmEDST, 10/14/2015
     Yes, I’ve been here far longer than you may ever understand.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Beyond Mythical Places

     “Come to me, come to me. - I am waiting for you. - I can’t wait!”
     “Follow me, follow me, as I trip the darkness, one more time.”

          [New to me? - Not the deep, never was.]

I’ve been to them all, River Styx (ancient), Mordor (modern), and all between.
It’s not hard to survey from within what’s beyond society’s failing grasp.
They know nothing of it. - Sadly, education’s been made to fail all our youth.
But I’ve seen all the places of myth, full of ancient cobwebs, nothing new.

Beyond I found nothing faded, all things crisp, unmistakable, utterly vibrant,
no way to step aside from what I saw far beyond myth, past stories and fables.
“Follow me, follow me, as I trip the darkness one more time[…], just in time.”
And “I see beauty in everything,” beyond myth, beyond fable and blindness.

The very same blindness all have who look not deep within, the first place to go.
Only from within can all things be found that matter, no fables or myths to find,
not there. - So, “I wait for madness…, one more time…, one more time.”
Mine was deep adrenaline, not dark. - And it still shines unmistakably brilliant.

I knew no doubt of the love for truth I received so young, knowing, knowing,
knowing I could not be deceived by any at the deeper levels I passed through,
which I crossed far beyond, and none heard my steerage as they were swamped
in my wake. - Eyes wide as I quickly passed, they could only gawk, jaws agape.

I knew where I was going long before as a nuclear missile from submarine layers.
All they could do was back away and watch. - I was eighteen, Toledo’s summer 1971.
My home has never been here, not in this supposed “sane” world, the very one
which knows nothing of sanity deep I could only find far beyond, so very young.

Forget not, I know oneness and its kind threshold, beyond “madness.” - •selah•+

--RK, 7:59pmEDST, 10/12/2015 - Welcome to madness…, just in time and…
     …one more time, we go beyond madness…, familiar, not so mad at all.
     “Come to me, come to me. - I am waiting for you. - I can’t wait! - Follow me!”
          [My poems’re only here, never inside society’s black, abandoned box.]

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ya’ don’t have to live like a refugee…

        Someone needs to hear this again…, even if they’ve heard it before…

“We got somp’m we both know and
we don’t talk too much about it.
Ain’t no real big secret. - All the same,
somehow we can’t get around it.

Listen! - It don’t really matter to me baby!
You believe what you wanna’ believe.
Ya’ see, you don’t have to live like a refugee.
     (Ya’) don’t have to live like a refugee.

Somewhere, somehow, somebody
must’a kicked you around some.
Tell me why you wanna’ lay there
(and) revel in your abandon.

Honey, it don’t make no difference to me baby!
Everybody’s had to fight to be free!
Ya’ see, you don’t have to live like a refugee.
     (Ya’) don’t have to live like a refugee.
No baby, you don’t have to live like a refugee.
     (Ya’) don’t have to live like a refugee.

No! - Baby, we ain’t the first.
I’m sure a lot of other lovers’ve been hurt.
Right now this seems real to you,
but it’s one of those things
you got to feel to be true!

Somewhere, somehow, somebody
must’a kicked you around some.
Who knows? - Maybe you were kidnapped,
tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

Honey, it don’t really matter to me baby!
Everybody’s had to fight to be free!
Ya’ see, you don’t have to live like a refugee.
     (Ya’) don’t have to live like a refugee.
No, you don’t have to live like a refugee.
     (Ya’) don’t have to live like a refugee.

No, you don’t have to live like a refugee!
     Ya’ don’t have to live like a refugee.
Oh, oh, oh…!!!”+

--RK, 10:42pmEDST, 10/11/2015
     Music video by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
     [Lyrics newly transcribed and accurate.]

Thursday, October 8, 2015

From Soul to Body

From Soul to Body: Relays of the Mind and Homeopathy

From Soul to Body:
Relays of the Mind and Homeopathy

A Rigorous Treatise on a New Homeopathic Paradigm
©Copyright 2001, 2009, 2015 by RK - All Rights on Earth Reserved.
  [Entirely reformatted (w/updated links) for BlogSpot publication
for translation options specifically requested by +louise D on Google+.]

Contents (w/Page Links)

1. Homeopathy as Alternative Medical Care
2. Summary of Homeopathic Science
3. History of Homeopathy
4. Homeopathy’s Basic Tenets
5. Practicality & Frugality of Homeopathy
6. Addressing Homeopathy Anew
7. Start with Meditation
8. Establishing a Mental Relay
9. Final Thoughts
   Brief Glossary
   Recommended Reading
   The Flexner Report


The concept to be developed in this dissertation concerns mental relays, relays of the mind to its many abilities, specifically those which directly address ones autonomic nervous/glandular/immune systems. In Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition, the third definition (specifically used in this dissertation) of relay is:

“an electromagnetic device for remote or automatic control [which]
is actuated by variation in conditions of an electric circuit and [which]
operates in turn other devices (as switches) in the same or a different circuit”

In medical history there are many, many cases which have more than amply demonstrated the very real ability (not just capability) of the mind to rule over matter (i.e., in this case, ones body). Though many specific case histories and anecdotal evidence for this “phenomenon” perplex physicians (read: allopaths), yet for the most part they have not learned to take serious advantage of it (intentionally), as doing so would go against the American Medical Association (AMA) and its historically closed mind to (read: negative agenda against) naturopathic treatments, not to mention homeopathy itself. Mind over matter is not simply a “phenomenon” which cannot be understood, nor is it an anomaly. It is quite real, and not at all unusual, as many case histories and anecdotal evidences of its very real action demonstrate.
    It is the mind itself which can be self-programmed to act as a relay to accomplish goals toward an healthy physical life. It should be the intended goal of an homeopathist (with disclosure) to engender the relay ability of his/her patients’ minds toward self healing. The above definition of relay can be directly applied with the mind for just such a goal. The mind is a very practical tool for such action, in this case in the direction of minimally treating (potentizing) toward that goal. We will return to address potentizing homeopathy itself by way of mental relays in Chapter 8.
    First we will address past and current issues of homeopathy and then return to the theme of using the mind to develop a relay for treating disease conditions. The following background is important to the issue, at least as negative allopathic history hopefully not to be repeated against homeopathy, and as the history of homeopathy for the reader’s information to better understand this treatise.
    Then we will address the idea and process of actualizing the relay potential of the mind toward the goal of what is hoped will be a new, exoteric homeopathic treatment that does much more than just minimally treat for results in which the patient’s mind was not involved, that being only the stimulation of the autonomic immune system to either take action, or inaction (Borysenko and Rothstein, 1987, p.15) for that matter. What is proposed here is a melding of using the mind to establish a relay with the obviously very therapeutic medical practice of homeopathy toward ones autonomic immune defense system. This melding introduces a new pathway toward a more efficacious homeopathy heretofore tapped into by only a few researchers and patients (e.g., Borysenko and Rothstein, 1987, pp. 19-20, etc.) without the patient’s mind overtly involved in the deliberate process of establishing mental relays discussed in Chapter 8.

Chapter 1: Homeopathy as Alternative Medical Care

In 1999 alone the united States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved over 250,000 new drugs for treatment and distribution in the united States. Adding this to the overall total of drugs now available results in quite a staggering number. There are drugs now which purport to treat everything from baldness to foot fungus, but at what price to the patient? Financial considerations aside, the toll taken on the bodies of patients who trust the latest pill, cream or injection and faithfully put it into their mouths, rub it into their skins or inject it into their bodies can be devastating. If one needs an example, just look at the recent recall by and class action lawsuit against American Family Products®™, the makers of the diet drug combination Phen-Fen®™. Thousands of people, searching for the uniquely American way of the “instant fix,” may carry permanently damaged heart valves through life with them because they trusted a drug on which long-term trials to determine long-range effects had not yet been conducted (as is now common in pharmaceutical testing laboratories with them having gone from the seven-year trial period now to a one-year trial period followed by a three-year probationary period [effectively making guinea pigs of the public during the subsequent “probation”]). Lest one believe this only to be a recent occurrence, one need only review the devastatingly severe birth defects caused by the morning sickness drug Thalidomide®™ prescribed for pregnant women in the 1960s. Mistakes, errors in judgment and oversights in the relentless pursuit to get the latest “wonder drug” on the market are more common than the average person may understand or realize is the case.
    Those who believe the united States, with its Western medicine, has the edge on healing science should know that there is an alternative. Homeopathic medicine is experiencing a resurgence in popularity from its ebb early in the 20th century to its rebirth in the 1970s, 1980s and into the 1990s and now, indeed, the 21st century as well.
    In order to understand alternative medicine (or practice it, should that be the goal), one must understand its history and basic tenets. The “rules” may vary slightly, according to which expert one studies, but the effect is the same—a cure about which one need not wonder whether five, ten or 20 years in the future there will be adverse consequences as severe as being forced on a daily basis to look into the eyes of ones offspring, born deformed, and know that this could have been prevented. As Yehundi Menuhim, president of the homeopathic organizations in the United Kingdom once said, “Homeopathy is one of the rare medical approaches which carries no penalties, only benefits.” [F. Cummings and D. Ullman, 1997, p.xvii]

Chapter 2: Summary of Homeopathic Science

Homeopathy is an accepted medical system which can be practiced in-home to assist in medical treatment for people with a wide variety of both acute and chronic health concerns. The term homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homeo (similar) and pathos (suffering from disease). The theory is based on the principle of offering ones body a way to stimulate its own inner healing resources through a recognition and reinforcement process geared to ones adaptive reactions (Cummings and Ullman, 1997, p.xvii). The relevant stimuli include a variety of plant, animal, mineral and chemical substances and, when used effectively, can work with ones body’s defenses to promote healing as an effective, inexpensive alternative.
    Although fairly obscure in the united States, homeopathy has gained wide acceptance and popularity in other countries around the world. The practice is based on the principle of similars meaning that the cure should produce the same type of reaction for which it is applied. Consequently, to treat a fever, the cure should incorporate a diluted dose of the substance identified as causing fever when delivered in large doses.
    The practice of prescribing a single medicine at any given time is another tenet of homeopathy. Behind this precept is the assumption that, although the patient may have multiple symptoms, the underlying cause is an inherent weakness of a system within the body. Therefore, the best treatment is a prescription of a substance that stimulates the person’s own immune system.
    In order to accomplish this first tenet of homeopathic medicine, according to a variety of homeopathic practitioners, one must first understand that all symptoms, regardless of how unpleasant they may be, demonstrate the body’s attempt to restore its natural healthy balance. Instead of seeing these symptoms as something wrong which must be set right, homeopathic practitioners regard them as signals that the body is attempting to help itself. Instead of trying to stop a fever with temperature suppressants, as does conventional (allopathic) medicine, an homeopath will give a remedy that will cause a fever in an healthy person, and thus stimulate the ill body to restore itself.
    Second, an homeopath evaluates the totality of the symptoms presented in an holistic manner. Each person experiences a fever in an individualized manner. Yet conventional medicine dictates that all fevers are alike. Consequently, conventional medicine offers a series of temperature suppressive drugs. However, homeopathic practitioners look for the one substance that will cause similar symptoms in an healthy person. This person should experience a similar manifestation of fever, such as a continuous low-grade fever over several days, a fever which suddenly rises dramatically and then lowers, a fever that rises in the evenings or after certain periods of activity, etc.
    Traditional medicine considers “health” to be merely the absence of disease. However, homeopaths view health in the more holistic manner of seeing such a person as being emancipated on all levels: physical, emotional and mental. Traditionally, the goal is to provide medicines for the control of sickness. However, these “maintenance” drugs provide no lasting cure, and the illness returns if the patient stops taking them. Homeopathic medicine, however, has the aim of curing the disease of limiting condition. Similarly, an homeopathic practitioner strives to administer only minuscule amounts of a “potentized” medicine, many times diluted to gain strength as an homeopathic cure. This, in combination with the single dose theory stating that one should not receive multiple administrations, sets the stage for a remedy worth examining. Drugs used in homeopathic medicine are formulated by homeopathic pharmacies using an official manual, recognized and accepted by the FDA, titled Homeopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States. The drugs are completely natural, employing such substances as snake venom, such plants as dandelions, plantains, minerals such as arsenic trioxide (As2O3 or As4O6) and common table salt (NaCl [Sodium Chloride] or KCl [Potassium Chloride]). These natural substances are diluted thoroughly and with great attention until only a microscopic amount of the substance is left.
    “Essentially, homeopathy views infectious disease as a disruption of normal body functions that occurs when a microorganism enters the body, multiplies and thrives where it is not normally present” (Cummings and Ullman, 1997, p.15). Where homeopathy and traditional medicine part company is how the microorganisms manifest themselves in the body. Homeopathy suggests that the foreign bodies will follow the path of least resistance and “settle” in an area where the body is weakest. Therefore, in order to make a correct diagnosis, the homeopathic practitioner must take into account not only the “cause” of the infection, but also the resistance of the patient’s defense system (Cummings and Ullman, 1997, p.15).

Chapter 3: History of Homeopathy

Homeopathy owes much of its basic principles to a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann. A personal physician to German royalty, Hahnemann was a respected chemist who left his successful practice because he felt traditional medicine was causing more harm than good during that time period. Sideline work translating various medical texts led him to a startling claim by another doctor that the “bitter and stringent” qualities of a Peruvian tree bark containing quinine was responsible for its effectiveness (Cummings and Ullman, 1997, p.3). During tests to determine this statement’s accuracy, Hahnemann began hypothesizing as to the real reasons why quinine from the bark worked, eventually leading to a lifelong dedication to the study of homeopathy.
    A phrase still in use today was coined by Hahnemann during his research: similia similibus curentur (“let likes be cured with likes”) as a description of how symptoms may be alleviated with small doses of medicines known to cause, in larger quantities, those very same symptoms (Cummings and Ullman, 1997, p.4).
    The conventional wisdom of the time saw symptoms as unhealthy reactions to an invasion of the body. As a result, doctors felt that these symptoms should be controlled. However, Hahnemann’s theory meant that these symptoms demonstrated the body’s own healing powers and should be augmented instead of suppressed. Therefore, rather than trying to cure a fever, homeopathic practice is to stimulate the body to complete the healing process; to suppress the fever in effect would be to tie the hands of the soldier doing battle for the good of the body.
    To Hahnemann’s mind, the healer should take the role of a facilitator, building on the body’s strengths and providing medicine only as a catalyst to initiate its own healing efforts in order to achieve a long-lasting, complete cure instead of the temporary cure often observed as a response to antagonistic, symptom-suppressive therapy.
    In order to discover the appropriate medicines to use in his practice, Hahnemann conducted “provings,” the giving of small doses of a substance on a daily basis until the subject built up an immunity to the substance’s effects: “The dose used is extremely small and is selected according to previous knowledge of the toxic properties of the potential medicine” (Cummings and Ullman, 1997, p.7). To do so, he worked out a precise method of diluting medicines to maximize their curative powers. This method included introduction of plant extract into an heated solution of alcohol and distilled water and the striking of the container on an hard surface in order to “success” the solution, or enable the release of its active agents (Weil, 1995, p.19). At first, Hahnemann proved primarily herbs serving as staples of the European folk medicine tradition as well as other mineral and animal-derived substances. Eventually, these provings were collected into a compilation known as the Materia Medica “list of medicines,” describing in detail the specific psychological and physiological symptoms for each substance (Cummings and Ullman, 1997, p.7).
    In 1810 Organon of Medicine was published, and is considered to be Hahnemann’s most important work. Included in this work was a list of rules forming the basis of what is known today as experimental pharmacology. [By and large, it is not uncommon for drug testing to be performed only on male samples, virtually ignoring differences of gender, even though the vast majority of what have traditionally been known as “male illnesses” are now experienced by women. To continually ignore the testing of drugs on both genders is in direct violation of Hahnemann’s dictates that “[t]he medicines must be tested on both males and females, in order also to reveal the alterations of health they produce in the [genderic] sphere” (Weil, 1995, p.15).]
    Generally, from this point Hahnemann’s teachings spread by small numbers throughout Europe until progressing to the united States in the early 1800s. Only eight years after the arrival of the first homeopathic physician in the New World, the Hahnemann Medical College opened in 1836 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Just as quickly, his works were translated from their native language into English and one could purchase them in the early 1840s. With a rallying of homeopathic believers in the works, a professional organization couldn’t be far behind, and An American Institute of Homeopathy was founded in 1844 (Weil, 1995, p.20).
    Interestingly, homeopathic physicians experienced a great deal of success in the treatment of various cholera epidemics which swept the Midwest in the mid-1800s, effectively surpassing traditional medical doctors in cure rates. As a result, the practice became popular and its practitioners wealthy. But trouble was brewing in the form of professional polarization by allopathic doctors of the time. They, too, set up professional organizations and succeeded in influencing the passage of legislation in various forms designed to limit the avenues of medical conduct by homeopaths, adding to the already-tense political atmosphere of the period (Weil, 1995, p.20).
    The first edition of the previously mentioned Organon of Medicine (1810) forged a new path in the art of healing. This iconoclastic philosophy of a “new” medicine was strongly and immediately rejected by the conventional (allopathic) medical community during this time. Hahnemann chose the one man he felt could defend his work from its detractors, his son, Dr. Frederick Hahnemann. The first edition of this text was later superseded by subsequent editions in 1818, 1824, 1829 and 1833. The final, 6th edition was completed shortly before Hahnemann’s death in 1843, but remained unpublished in German until 1920, largely to be ignored as the trend had long since gone by the wayside. The elder Hahnemann’s credentials presented the profile of a man who had earned the respect due him. Hahnemann, a student of classical philosophy and a master of ancient Greek and Latin, studied the original works of the ancient Greek naturalists and the Hippocratic Canon. His favorite philosopher/healer was the Grecian, Hippocrates (c. 460 B.C.), the father of clinical medicine, and it was from this author that Hahnemann found his inspiration. Hippocrates taught that physis (the power of natural healing) was innate to the human constitution and temperament. This life force (termed in esoteric circles as prana, chi or qi), dynamis (sovereign), and considered it to be the source of all vitality:

“Hahnemann used his knowledge of the Hippocratic Canon to understand the nature of the human constitution, temperament and predisposition and their relationship to clinic signs and symptoms. The first instruction on homeopathic case taking is for the homeopath to record all the significant momenta of the complete case history, the potential causations and chronic miasms [sic], as well as the seven constitutional factors which form a basis of constitution and temperament. These seven rubrics are general symptoms of the constitution, predisposition and temperament (nature-inheritance) and environmental conditioning factor (nurture-situation) which mistune the vital force.” (Little, 1998).

By the end of the 1800s, the science of homeopathy was extensively practiced in the united States with more than 22 schools offering instruction in the field, including the New England Female Medical College, the first coed medical institution in the united States. It has been estimated that 15% of American physicians practiced some form of homeopathy by this time with other estimates reaching 20%. However, these figures were to drop, along with the popularity of homeopathy, because of The Flexner Report, a document published in 1910 that began the establishment of medical schools in the united States and leaned heavily toward conventional medicine (Eisenberg, et al, 1993). As a result, by 1910 only 15 colleges remained; and by the late 1940s, no courses in homeopathy were taught in American institutions.
    By 1922, the American Foundation for Homeopathy began to teach homeopathy as a postgraduate course for doctors, courses (now administered by the National Center for Homeopathy) which have continued to this day. The current trend toward a resurgence of homeopathic practices is slowly bringing homeopathy back to a prominent place in the united States’ medical care system.
    In the last 15 to 20 years, interest in these practices has attained an even greater percentage of the average American’s attention. According to Eisenberg, et al, “It is estimated that approximately 3,000 physicians and other health care practitioners currently use homeopathy; and a recent survey showed that one percent of the general population, or approximately 2.5 million people, had sought help from an homeopathic doctor in 1990.” (Eisenberg, et al, 1993)

Chapter 4: Homeopathy’s Basic Tenets

David Little (in a 1998 on-line publication entitled, Hahnemannian Homeopathy) discusses the basic principles behind the homeopathy phenomenon and why these seemingly “common sense” dictates are often overlooked by the conventional (read: allopathenogenic) medical community. According to Little (1998), homeopathic tenets are a guide to comprehension of the “language of nature” and assist the homeopathic practitioner in understanding the body and presenting the best possible solution to its ailments. As a result of the principles propounded by Little, “homeopaths have brought this healing art up to date while preserving the essence on which it is founded.” Little presents his primary principles as a starting point for the potential homeopathic practitioner, maintaining that, while they offer a base for study and diagnosis, they are not rigid enough in nature to stifle the practitioner’s individual sense of the patient’s need:

  1.  Dynamism & the Vitalist’s Paradigm
  2.  Doctrine of Similars (similia similibus curentur)
  3.  Proven Remedies
  4.  The Single Remedy
  5.  The Minimal Dose
  6.  The Potentized Remedy
  7.  Individualized Treatment
  8.  Doctrine of the Chronic Miasms [sic]
  9.  The Suppression Syndrome
  10.  Laws of Natural Cure” (Little, 1998)
The homeopathic Materia Medica, according to various experts in the field, is based on the provings of remedies on healthy test subjects with the particulars of the signs and symptoms of these provings then being confirmed in clinic trials performed on similar states. When success is achieved and remedies are found suitable in their clinical trials, confirmations are recorded. The proven data is then collected in the Materia Medica and Repertorium. In this way, an individual homeopath learns the remedial actions of his or her potentized remedies on living human subjects. Only by this means, according to Little, can the characteristic mental, general and particular symptoms be discovered. “Chemical analysis will never be able to reveal the inner essence of a medicine as experienced subjectively by an human being” (Little, 1998).
    Little goes on to state:

“The provings of homeopathic remedies is the essential core of homeopathic materia medica[e]. On this basis, these remedies are tested for clinical confirmation. The tradition of provings and clinical confirmation is a balanced approach to the development of a pure materia medica. Certain materia medica(e) like Allen’s Encyclopedia stress the provings while Hering’s Guiding Symptoms stresses clinical confirmations, but all contain the best proven and confirmed symptoms.” (Little, 1998)

    The actual number of herbs or other substances prescribed by homeopathic practitioners is significantly lower than conventional medical treatment because they do not look at each individual disease name or symptom in isolation. Homeopathic practitioners look at the entire constitution as expressed by various elements of the individual through the totality of the symptoms. As each individual represents a single mind/body complex, any mistunement of the unitary vital force produces a constitutional syndrome of signs and symptoms. David Little sees this singular constitutional state as most similar to “the single remedy” which is the simillimum that represents the complete spectrum of the disease. The singularity of the constitutional remedy reflects the integrated nature of the defensive powers as well as the unitary nature of the vital force. The single remedy allows the vital force to concentrate its maximum healing power on the essential picture of the illness rather than dispersing vital energy in reaction to several medicinal influences simultaneously (Little, 1998).
    An homeopathic remedy works by stimulating conditions similar to the disease state but slightly stronger due to potentization. The primary action of the homeopathic remedy is opposed by the secondary healing action of the vital force which leads to the cure. If a constitution is too warm, a similar warm remedy in potency will stimulate the opposite reaction of coolness from the instinctive vital force, bringing the individual toward a balanced state of health.
    Potentization consists of a process of successive dilution, according to Cummings and Ullman. “Homeopaths have found that generally the more a substance is potentized, the deeper it acts, the longer it acts, and the fewer number of doses are required in treatment” (Cummings and Ullman, 1997, p.11).
    Although some opinions vary here, the minimal dose is also a basic precept of homeopathy. Throughout early history, the power of ones vital force was respected and was interfered with as little as possible. Simple remedies were allotted in small amounts and carefully repeated to aid the body’s natural healing power in its effort to rid the body of the disease. Hahnemann walked very carefully in the footsteps of the ancient Greek teachings concerning the vital life force. He, like they, based his work on the adage, “Do no harm.” For this reason, homeopathic practitioners begin with a single test dose and observe the reaction very closely. However, according to Little, many homeopaths misunderstand the nature of the minimal dose.

Chapter 5: Practicality & Frugality of Homeopathy

Recent surveys in the united States found that most patients receiving homeopathic treatment seek care for chronic illnesses (Jacobs and Crothers, 1991) and that homeopathic physicians spend twice as much time with their patients, order half as many laboratory tests and procedures and prescribe fewer drugs (Jacobs and Crothers, 1991). Because treatment of chronic illness accounts for a large proportion of health care expenditures in the united States, the cost effectiveness of homeopathic medicine should be investigated by comparing homeopathy with conventional treatments for specific chronic illnesses such as recurrent childhood ear infections, allergies, arthritis, headaches, depression and asthma.
    Clinical outcomes should be measured as well as such factors as utilization of health services, number of missed days of work or school, patient satisfaction and the cost of health care overall. This research will help to determine whether incorporating homeopathy into the national health care scheme would significantly reduce health care costs.
    Certainly this author has reason to believe that it would. Beyond that, it is hoped that allopathic “care” will be phased out completely, because there will no longer be a need for it as an intermediate transition toward homeopathic dominance.
    However, homeopathy alone (as it is practiced) is simply not enough, because it fails to address the complementary role an homeopathist’s patient should play, even if it does include that same patient’s autonomic immune system.

Chapter 6: Addressing Homeopathy Anew

More than ever it is becoming obvious how vitally important it is to understand the mental connection in all things, whether physical/etheric (including chemical/electrical treatments), emotional/mental (whether self-suggestive and/or hypnotic) and/or spiritual. This is especially vital concerning homeopathic patients. And homeopathy must address this issue eventually or find itself sidelined with inappropriate blinders on (if it isn’t already on the sideline). Without the mind of course, it is quite impossible for one to have any connection with the physical/etheric body to begin with at all, for patient or doctor.
    And even though it has become generally accepted (though not by application) that there is a “mind/body connection,” it has been greatly ignored, much to the serious disservice of many in need concerning their health (even if homeopathy has been usefully helpful to some). This has been mostly because of lack of education (particularly esoteric education, which allopathy never addresses) about the nature of the mind, its abilities and its capabilities.
    With the safe assumption that it is at least generally accepted that there is a very real connection between mind and body, let us move on to a discussion concerning that very connection and what must come first, and its practical and illimitably useful implications toward establishing therapeutic mental relays.

Chapter 7: Start with Meditation

First let’s talk about relieving stress, which is readily accepted as at least one of the serious (if not the most “important”) progenitors of the worst of maladies in the lives of most in “modern” society today. This is where meditation must take its place. Most individuals are plagued (to one degree or another) with their minds constantly running amok with random thoughts and disconnected emotions. So let’s begin with a very basic definition of meditation that I have found to be quite apt:

“The process of learning how to control the mind/soul (i.e., to rein it in) and its emotion/thought (taking its territory), to focus it, to concentrate and then finally learning how also to make it just shut up entirely and listen intently within (for that which this world knows nothing of), all in the essential context of interaction with the breath (not control of, a critical difference), after completely relaxing with a comfortable posture (back straight, head aligned), though remaining perfectly alert, always remembering to discriminate between imagination & true perception (keeping imagination silent and perceptions shelved for later), continuing ever deeper & deeper within, toward being, knowing and joy beyond existence entirely.” [©1964-2016 by MayarOwl.]

    The key is not only to rein in ones thoughts, but to guide them toward whatever important goal one has in mind (one at a time), in this case toward establishing a relay for the mind to work on for specifically addressing ones particular, current malady. So, one must guide their thoughts toward a thematic resonance between the mind and the etheric (read: energetic, upper half of ones) body to establish a therapeutic mental relay. (We’ll get back to the mental relay process in Chapter 8.)
    The meditation process is certainly not “instant coffee.” It takes time and effort spent in meditation (as defined above) to make any real progress, but not without serious commitment to meditation and ones purpose for it. More progress can be made than one might imagine with less time and effort, though that time and effort spent must be quality time and effort. Each meditation session must begin where the previous one left off, with serious effort made toward moving closer to ones goal. And if one falters with one meditation session when compared with a previous session, then it must be repeated until progress is made. Perhaps not so obviously, this must include learning to relax completely, as well as learning to rein in ones thoughts at least to some degree. Without the foregoing accomplished first, establishing an effective and consistent, therapeutic mental relay will not be possible.
    For beginners, meditation must be practiced daily for at least 30 to 45 minutes in a sitting position (hands in lap) in a straight-backed chair which may be cushioned for comfort if one prefers. Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing and find a quiet place (no music allowed, meditation is neither entertainment nor entrainment) with no interruptions or distractions allowed for the period of your meditation. (Remember to relieve yourself beforehand.) It is okay to have a fan running (or air conditioning system) on low (if possible) if there is any nearby noise (which would need to be masked) that would otherwise distract and/or annoy.
    Mornings may be better for most to meditate, as long as one has completely awakened first and before ingesting any stimulants (e.g., coffee, etc.). If one prefers their meditation session to be in the evening, it must be over for at least one or two hours before one would normally become sleepy and lie down for the night.
    On another related note concerning meditation, it is generally believed to be the case among most New Agers that meditation can be practiced in a group; but “group meditation” is an oxymoron, because meditation properly is (and can only be) quite a singular pursuit and certainly a very personal activity. After all, no one else can help oneself learn to control ones own mind. If you are going to learn to drive, you must get behind the wheel yourself.
    Also, don’t forget to exercise at least twice weekly (or more often if possible), because it should always be a part of any normal or therapeutic regime.

Chapter 8: Establishing a Mental Relay

Establishing a mental relay is not the same as conditioning (i.e., behavioral [shaping] psychology). The process involves only one mental relay at a time and is done very deliberately and without the need for (generalized Pavlovian) self-conditioning. The process might remind one of how “remote sensing” works, because of it being very specific and focused throughout.
    The idea has to do with a patient programming themself each time for a specific purpose, so it is very important to know what is specifically wrong to begin with. That means getting an official diagnosis to work from (you will control the prognosis). This can be done in addition to whatever single specific treatment is given by ones homeopathist.

Dream Remembrance and Control
    How one learns to remember (and later control) their dreams has a similarity which can be applied in the mental relay process. One must make oneself physically ready for when one begins to awaken each day. This is done the night before going to sleep.
    Place a pen and paper in reach from your sleeping position so you can start writing immediately as soon as you open your eyes. Then you must tell yourself that you will consciously remember your dreams before awakening the next morning. It should be spoken as the last thing before closing your eyes for sleep. As soon as you become aware you are about to awaken and before opening your eyes the next morning, begin rehearsing to yourself what you have been dreaming as thoroughly as you are able to. And when you feel you have rehearsed enough, only then open your eyes and reach for your pen and paper. Write as much as you can as quickly as you can of what you have rehearsed and can remember. As each day goes by, it will get a bit easier and you will remember more and more. You will find dreams quite easy to remember before long (about a month or so), even without writing them down as you did at first.
    Now control is another matter, but of course begins with being able to remember your dreams easily first. Once that is accomplished you will be able to move on to establish control in your dreams to one degree or another. First try to see your hand (or hands) in front of you in the dream state. Next try to see your feet. This will help to establish an initial level of conscious awareness in the dream state, which is the first goal toward learning control in (and later of) your dreams.
    Of course this will also take time and effort (while you are asleep that is) in addition to your meditation sessions during waking hours, but the rewards won’t just be in directions other than establishing a therapeutic mental relay for yourself. Keep in mind that the purpose for learning to remember and control your dreams is to be able to set up a therapeutic mental relay eventually.
    The next stage of control is learning to stop a dream in the middle and later to initiate one you would like that you have decided to dream before going to sleep. At this stage you must return to writing your dreams down, particularly ones you have intentionally interrupted. And of course you will need to do the same with the dreams you have decided before sleep to dream when you accomplish that.
    This will set the stage for initiating a therapeutic mental relay to be combined with homeopathic treatment. Before going to sleep, make the last thing you say to yourself have to do with engendering a positive physical response to any treatment you are under, specifically addressing the exact moment you will receive treatment the following day. You must remember also to do the same thing while you are asleep, whether in the midst of an ongoing dream or when you find yourself consciously aware in sleep while dreamless.
    Just before you receive the treatment the next day, close your eyes (with your head raised a bit), and gently tap your forehead twice or three times with the dominant finger of your dominant hand (to “success” the relay) and remember what you said before going to sleep and while you were asleep (at treatment time, nothing is spoken). What you say beforehand can be as simple as, “I will receive the intended positive results from this treatment.” Or better, you can name the specific treatment you will receive and the specific result it intends for you.

    The above has to do with the autonomic nervous/glandular/immune system, and cannot be overstated as far as its effectiveness is concerned. Also, initially establishing a committed (and progressive) meditation habit is important because you need to have at least some control over the waking mind before you can even begin to address the sleeping mind and get any results from the mental relay process. The sleeping mind can then be addressed much more effectively for therapeutic results from the mental relay you will set in motion.
    Remember it is important to interact with your breath during meditation. Until you learn the nervous/glandular [electrochemical] language the breath “speaks,” any control exerted over it will not result in any progress toward learning that language, which must come first. However, during your interaction with the breath, gently, very gently slow your breath rate a bit more during each of your meditation sessions, while listening to and heeding any autonomic feedback you get from the lungs. This will help in learning to control the many thoughts that normally run amok otherwise. So, your attention should be on the breath, whether you are simply watching it at first, or later, gently, very gently slowing its rate. In the process of interaction with the breath the language of words must be left behind. One should see why it is important to quiet the mind and its endless torrent of words and their related thoughts and emotions. Concentrating on the breath helps to accomplish this.
    Learning the autonomic nervous/glandular [electrochemical] system language of the lungs by way of interacting with the breath (while listening for its “feedback”) can be directly applied when working with ones autonomic immune system; but, again, one must know what the official diagnosis is so that one can establish their own prognosis and their own results from a specific mental relay one sets up for their autonomic immune system.
    So, a mental relay is very consciously (while awake and while asleep) delivered to the autonomic immune system with deliberateness, while being as gentle with oneself as possible, and firm (read: decided). Working gently with the breath is an important part of breath interaction (instead of unsuccessful, dead-end attempts at overt muscular control otherwise [as it is taught by every other meditation “teacher”]).
    The effectiveness of this mental relay process cannot be overemphasized, particularly if one has established a peaceful and relaxed meditative life otherwise as grounding for it to be launched from. So, consider that it is necessary for one to make a purposed, long-term (if not life-long) commitment to meditation, and not only to use it in helping to bring about your own positive prognosis. This is because of the process of habituation. If meditation is discontinued and you find yourself confronting another disease condition later in life, the process will have to be repeated. And time may be “of the essence” at that point, too. Hopefully you will gain more from meditation than results from mental relays, and have your own otherwise reasons to continue in it, particularly peacefulness and very much needed relief from daily stresses in life.

Chapter 9: Final Thoughts

It is very much hoped that homeopathy will take the next logical and reasonable mental step beyond itself. The idea of setting mental relays in therapeutic motion is just one pathway toward that goal. Other related ideas come to mind in that direction, but it suffices here to focus on mental relays specifically for this dissertation as at least one example process (based in meditation) of what can be done therapeutically for oneself, always in conjunction with homeopathic care (and exercise).
    Strictly working with the body and leaving the patient’s own mental participation out to any significant, participatory degree is virtually tantamount to joining the allopathic “political” party (read: the AMA) and their own methods of antagonistic (lack of) control over disease, which has never proven its worth. There are absolute mountain chains of evidence proving its ultimate worthlessness, which must be worked against.
    Homeopathy is a most worthy candidate in that direction, if and only if it moves beyond itself to engender its patients’ own mental participation as well. It would be very disappointing if one were to find that the profession of homeopathy has no impetus in the direction of including the participation of the patient’s mind in the therapeutic medical practice and process of homeopathy.
    Otherwise at least some patients’ lives, such as they may be, will likely continue with unabated stress (whether self-engendered and/or by way of drug- or food-related stimulants of hypertension) which a patient’s commitment to meditation could relieve, even if one were not to go toward establishing therapeutic mental relays addressed in this paper, or any other ideation process grounded in meditation for that matter. As is certainly the case with homeopathy, meditation also “carries no penalties, only benefits”; and should always be put to use by the patient in his own participation in his/her own progress toward better physical health and a stronger, more effective and peaceful mental life for him/herself. Meditatively based mental relays can be used by patients in conjunction with homeopathic treatment of any disease or condition as a vital new adjunct to homeopathy for themselves. Why let patients of homeopathy only be objects of the homeopathic practitioner, when engaging a patient’s own participation in the medical treatment can produce a much greater benefit for the patient when he enriches his life with the mental/emotional benefits (without penalty) of meditation and what one can do with it for ones own health.
    As always, exercise must also continue to play its own part as well in a person’s normal life, including during any therapeutic regime.
    And finally, what good does a materia medica and repertorium do for an homeopathist and his practice when his patients’ mental relay capabilities have much more power to skirt around (or go with) any treatment received? [Borysenko and Rothstein, 1987, pp.15 & 19-20]
    It is not proposed here that ones materia medica and repertorium should be thrown out with the bath water; however, it certainly could be amplified and/or enhanced with meditatively based (patient participation by way of) mental relays as a seriously important adjunct to homeopathy. It is recommended that homeopathists should engender their patients’ innate capabilities and encourage them to develop mental relay abilities through meditation in the context of their own personal health maintenance regime.

   Brief Glossary
      [emphases added, general and specific definitions excerpted from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition, 1994, except where noted]

allopathy (noun):
    a treatment based on producing a condition antagonistic to the condition being treated [from The New Webster’s Medical Dictionary, 1991 printing]
dissertation (noun):
    an extended usually written treatment of a subject
esoteric (adjective):
    1b: of or relating to knowledge that is restricted to a small group
exoteric (adjective):
    1a: suitable to be imparted to the public
homeopathy (noun):
    (1826) a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in healthy persons produce symptoms similar to those of the disease
meditation (noun):
    The process of learning how to control the mind/soul (i.e., to rein it in) and its emotion/thought (taking its territory), to focus it, to concentrate and then finally learning how also to make it just shut up entirely and listen intently within (for that which this world knows nothing of), all in the essential context of interaction with the breath (not control of, a critical difference), after completely relaxing with a comfortable posture (back straight, head aligned), though remaining perfectly alert, always remembering to discriminate between imagination & true perception (keeping imagination silent and perceptions shelved for later), continuing ever deeper & deeper within, toward being, knowing and joy beyond existence entirely. [©Copyright 1964-2016 by MayarOwl]
naturopathy (noun):
    (1901) a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents (as air, water and sunshine) and physical means (as manipulation and electrical treatment [Ed. Note: Not including psychiatric shock therapy])
prana (noun):
    the etheric counterpart of oxygen (with very different properties) which does not combine with anything and is able to be mentally concentrated and directed (mentioned in the text as “vital [or life] force” or “dynamis”) [also known as qi or chi, none of which were found in Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, 2nd College Edition, 1970] - Definition by MayarOwl, ©Copyright 2009-2016
relay (noun):
    3: an electromagnetic device for remote or automatic control [which] is actuated by variation in conditions of an electric circuit and [which] operates in turn other devices (as switches) in the same or a different circuit
simillimum (noun):
    1: a(n) homeopathic remedy that most fully matches the range of symptoms that a patient has (From: Encarta Dictionaries)


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    The New Webster’s Medical Dictionary, 1991 Printing. Hartford, CT: The Lewtan Line, 1991.
Borysenko, Joan, Ph.D. and Larry Rothstein
    Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., Inc., 1987.
Cummings, F. and D. Ullman
    Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines; New York: Putnam, 1997.
Eisenberg, D.M., R.C. Kessler, C. Foster, F.E. Norlock, D.R. Calkins and T.L. Delbanco
    Unconventional Medicine in the United States, New England Journal of Medicine, 328:246-252, 1993.
The Flexner Report
    The Flexner Report (1910);, 2001.
Jacobs, J. and C. Crothers
    Who Sees Homeopaths? Homeopathic Journal, 80:57-58, 1991.
Jouanny, J.
    The Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics. Laboratoires Boiron, Ste-Foy-les-Lyon, France, 1980.
Little, David
    Hahnemannian Homeopathy. Website. August 1, 2000; 1998. [See also:]
MayarOwl (see: Glossary [of selected terms] link) August 13, 2009; 2009.
Mish, Frederick C., Editor in Chief
    Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Ed., Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1994.

   Recommended Reading

Borysenko, Joan, Ph.D. and Larry Rothstein
    Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., Inc., 1987.
MayarOwl (see: Glossary [of selected terms] link) August 13, 2009; 2009.
Related Flexner Report Videos about Laetrile (Vitamin B-17) in English
    Part One & Part Two

   The Flexner Report

Around the turn of the [20th] century there was a large movement on behalf of the allopaths (doctors who believed in an antagonistic biomedical approach to medicine) to discredit other medical approaches, in particular homeopathy. Allopaths had been losing authority and support as doctors, and they were struggling for a way to gain control of the medical profession. Their answer came in 1910, with the publication of The Flexner Report. This report ranked medical schools and hospitals into three categories, from the best to the worst, and gave them each a letter: A, B and C respectively. Flexner was most impressed with Johns Hopkins. “Flexner’s recommendations were straightforward. The first-class schools had to be strengthened on the model of Johns Hopkins, and a few from the middle ranks had to be raised to that high standard; the remainder, the great majority of schools, ought to be extinguished” (Starr, 1982: p.120). For the allopaths, this was a godsend, because Johns Hopkins was a school focused primarily on biomedicine and research.
    In the following decades, if medical schools wanted to be prestigious, they had to reformulate their educational process to model that of Hopkins. “The significance of Johns Hopkins Medical School lay in the new relationships it established. It joined science and research ever more firmly to clinical hospital practice” (Starr, 1982: p.116). Medical education was drastically altered by this report; the report lay the foundation for training which has just recently (in the past three decades) received major attention and criticism.

The full, 364-page PDF of The Flexner Report (1910) can be found here: