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Placebo

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In the UK, we were provided with a program – Horizon: The Power of Placebo (BBC Two). Please Google it if you want to watch it. Sometimes these programs go up to YouTube after a while.

“The Power of Placebo” is the first time I have seen mainstream media offering anything intelligent on placebo. It is well worth watching. It gives us scientific reasons for effects us humans have known about since the first Shaman on earth. We are what we think.

We are what we think.

This is so utterly simple, yet encompasses and explains so much. Placebo could cloak Homeopathy, hypnotherapy, spiritual healing, faith healing, shamanism, and LOVE into mainstream. I talk about LOVE as caring/attention – not mindless copulation as is the trend.

So to see Placebo taken seriously for the first time, has been uplifting for me. The truth that it is a thing that is no longer questionable is a ray of light in our mainstream darkness.

Anyone who has lived in Africa knows that Placebo has its opposite. And it’s the opposite that is the dangerous one. Believers that m’tagati has been cast on them in Africa, sicken and die. REALLY. In our enlightened times, spells are cast constantly. They percolate into every brain so none of us are free of them.

In the UK, there is a fixation on “health”or rather, the avoidance of ill health. This is not the same as celebrating the joy of being “well”. Our TV/Media overflows with fear. Our Government legislates for it. The citizens are drip fed it. Our politicians are paralysed by it.

 

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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