“lord (n.) mid-13c.
…”master of a household, ruler”
“There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the Body of Man. Nothing is holier than that high form. Bending before man is a reverence done to this Revelation in the Flesh. We touch heaven …
… when we lay our hands on a human body.”
-Frederich von Hardenberg 1772
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It would appear
that we have been made …
… to forget
that life is
all about the body.
So let’s look some more into the campaign of attack that has been waged against this temple for too long:
“As late as the second decade of the twentieth century the death rate for infants under one year of age in various foundling institutions throughout the United Stated was nearly 100%”
“Dr Knox described a study he made in Baltimore. Of two hundred infants admitted to various institutions, almost 90% died within a year. The 10% that survived … did so apparently because they were taken from the institutions for short times and placed in the care of foster parents or relatives.“
A thinking person might wonder how such a thing was possible in the advanced civilisation of the Western world?
That same thinking person might accept (with some reservations) the “efforts” made to alleviate such suffering:
“America … was massively under the influence of the dogmatic teaching of…
… Luther Emmet Holt, Sr., Professor of Pediatrics at New York Polytechnic and Columbia University. Holt was the author of a booklet, The Care and Feeding of Children, which was first published in 1894 and was in its 15th edition in 1935. During its long reign it became the …
… supreme household authority on the subject, the “Dr Spock” of its time.“
With further research the thinking person might begin to feel uneasy about the practices recommended for the ‘welfare’ of children:
“It was in this work that the author recommended the abolition of the cradle, not picking the baby up when it cried, feeding it by the clock, and not spoiling it with too much handling, and, while breastfeeding was the regimen if choice, bottlefeeding was not discounted … In such a climate the idea of tender, loving care would have been considered quite “unscientific“.“
The thinking person might go on to investigate the man whose commandments steered a generation of American parents:
“Luther Emmett Holt (March 4, 1855 – January 14, 1924) was an American pediatrician and author … He pioneered the science of pediatrics, and became the head physician at New York’s Babies Hospital in 1888 … Using a grant he acquired through his connection with …
… the Rockefeller Institute
[he] was instrumental in the creation of milk commissions and advisory boards for the city’s Department of Health.
In 1891 he was appointed to the board of the Rockefeller Institute … Following his development of a child welfare program adopted at the Red Cross Cannes Conference (1919), he was elected president of the Child Health Organization.”
In a world where Rockefellers & milk marketers were the advocates of child health, the thinking person would have done well to feeling a rising sense of alarm.
He or she might have felt the hair stand up on the back of their neck when they realised that these humanitarians were in the god business:
“As president of the American Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality (AASPIM), Holt promoted reproduction control by society as a means of …
… eugenics. In his 1913 presidential address he said:
“We must eliminate the unfit by birth not by death. The race is to be most effectively improved by preventing marriage and reproduction by the unfit, among whom we would class the diseased, the degenerate, the defective, and the criminal“.“
FYI, eugenics =
“a science that tries to improve the human race by controlling which people become parents“
Luther Holt was ‘owned’ by the Rockefellers:
“In 1923, despite his old age, the Rockefeller Institute called on him to lecture at Peking Union Medical College for their winter term. Holt accepted, viewing the offer as both an opportunity to observe Chinese children for his own studies, and introduce pediatrics to the Chinese doctors. Days before his return home, Holt suffered a heart attack and died in Peking on January 14, 1924“.
For those unfamiliar with the humanitarian work of the Rockefeller institute :
“It developed and funded various German eugenics programs, including the one that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz“.
It is possible to now look at the various ‘parenting programmes’ adopted by the masses as a carefully structured system of eugenics marketed by “experts”.
So what would have happened to the children raised by such expertly-brainwashed parents?
“The beginning development of self commences with the responses to the conditions of life which the infant experiences. When …
… he takes action at the breast to get what he wants, this constitutes a decisively critical experience in his development. He feels encouraged to …
on his own, knowing that he will continue to reach his goal with the encouragement of the (m)other …. it is for this reason so potentially destructive to schedule feedings by the clock … because they deprive the infant of the feeling that it was …
… his own signals that resulted in the satisfaction of his hunger.
Disregard of his signals discourages, and he tends to lose the impulse to develop the mental and emotional techniques for handling the environment, and thus for the adequate development of self and personality …
… The baby who is adequately satisfied receives the feeling that the world is his for the asking“
I have been living in the US for the past couple of months. Frankly I’m shocked by what I see. The resignation and acceptance of what should be totally unacceptable – ill health, overwork, overtax, poor wages, lack of freedom, lack of time, obesity, urban decay, chemtrail extravaganzas etc …
How on earth would you manipulate an entire nation into destroying itself?
By making them
“To shut off any one of the senses is to reduce
… of our reality,
and to the extent that that occurs
we lose touch with it;
we become imprisoned …
... in a world of impersonal words, sans touch, sans flavor. The one-dimensionality of the word becomes a substitute for the richness of the multidimensionality of the senses, and our world grows …
… crass, flat and arid in consequence. Words tend to take the place of experience.“
The good news is that it’s never to late to get back in touch with our senses.
Touch in particular is a key ingredient:
“I know that touching was and still is and always will be the true revolution” – Nikki Giovanni
Getting in touch with touch may be the most important step we ever take.
“Touch is the parent of our eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. It is the sense which became differentiated into the others, a fact that seems to be recognized in the age-old evaluation of touch as “the mother’ of the senses.” Though it may vary structurally and functionally with age, touch remains a constant, the foundation upon which all other senses are based“
We have been misled to believe that touch is simply a pleasant way to fulfill our ‘need’ for “love”.
It is so much more.
“It is both through its skin and the proprioceptors that the infant receives the messages from the muscle-joint-ligament behavior of the person holding it …
… from the quality of his handshake“
We read the world & others through our skin – it is an organ of survival.
It is also an organ of truth:
“As the old saying has it, “Seeing is believing, …
… but feeling [touch] is the truth.“
Only by touch do we get the real measure of our world –
“touch and contact are necessarily the most conclusive factor in determining the structure of our world … touch differs from all the other senses in that it …
… always involves the presence, at one and inseparable, of the body that we touch and our body with which we touch it … in contact we feel things inside us, inside our bodies“
Is our species becoming more & more …
… disembodied through its
loss of touch?
Or is that too big a claim to make?
I don’t think so:
“The philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) called the hand …
… the human outer brain, & the psychologist G. Revesz noted that the hand is frequently more intelligent and endowed with …
… greater creative energy than the head. Among animals, he further noted, there appears to be some correlation between mental ability and manual dexterity. In humans, he observed there was a clear reciprocal relationship between …
… the hand and the development of the intellect.“
If we are losing …
… the use of our hands in much the same way we are losing the rain forests, what does that bode for the remnants of our intellect?
What does that bode for the future of our species?
“It is in large part the stimulation of his skin by touch which enabled the child to emerge from his own skin”
“The ego … is the perception of the bodily self, and what one feels and knows of the body is the skin“.
Perhaps you may see now
that the future is
in your hands.
“Our skin is a mirror endowed with properties even more wonderful than those of a magic looking glass”
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Text in this colour from Touching – The Human Significance of the Skin ~ Ashley Montagu