The gods in the machine

I’ve recently been experiencing quite painful nocturnal leg cramps, and in looking for the remedy, I’m being taken on a quite fascinating journey of discovery which I’d love to share with you.

After satisfying myself that it wasn’t lack of magnesium, I was left casting around for another answer, which came when a friend recommended putting wine corks under my mattress. He said he had no idea why it works, but his father had recommended it, and it had cured the problem instantly.

I didn’t have any wine corks, but I had two round cork table mats which I normally stand my coffee pot on. So I slipped both of those under the mattress – and bingo! No more horrible leg cramps!

Of course, though, this wasn’t going to satisfy me. I mean it was great to get a decent night’s uninterrupted sleep, but now I had another problem bothering my head like a buzzing bee. And I knew I wouldn’t rest until I’d found out why and how cork cures leg cramps.

A quick Google search told me that the great god Al-gorithm who runs the internet had yet to investigate this bizarre phenomena, so I realised it was down to me.

I did learn though that cork is a buoyant wood because it’s full of holes, and that its cellular structure consists of a honeycomb of hexagons – aka six-sided structures. Alternative health research is finding that humans thrive within six-sided rooms and houses. Then a friend told me about an old healing custom in what we used to call Eastern Europe, of sleeping in or above a beehive.

It also turned out that cork tiles are also very effective for sound proofing studios and so this realisation sent me off down a whole new rabbit hole. Could it be that the soup of electro-magnetic frequencies that we are forced to live in these days was causing arrythmia in my heart that was, in turn, causing the cramps, and that the cork is blocking that radiation, earthing or grounding those frequencies in some way?

Upon meditation, I was taken down memory lane into a a whole load of stuff that I’d already read (e.g. in Simon Buxton’s The Shamanic Way of the Bee) and already written about, such as why the Bible says the number of man is 666 and the inner meaning of the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence.

Then another friend recommended I read The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid and Vapour by Gerald H Pollack. So I used up this month’s Audible credit on it … and wow! It’s amazing what you can find when you take a leap off the cliff of the Descartes mechanistic model and put the gods back into the machine.

I’ve learned that water in the body forms into a honeycomb of layered lattices of hexagonal structures similar to the hexagonal structure of cork.

I also discovered that the heart is not a pump, with the activation of the blood flow coming from electromagnetic radiation from the sun, the moon, the planets and even human hands. But what triggers those planetary ‘gods’ to decide to enter into the human body and to activate the blood flow?

The Pipers at the Gates of Dawn

The answer to this is in found in the old alchemical tables which tell us which ‘god’ to talk to at sunrise on which day of the week, to recalibrate and reset the body we want to ‘wear’ that day. This makes more sense when you realise that the body is not a mechanistic statue… it is more like a flowing river, and so it is different every day.

I do this shamanic practice most days, and so the dawn chorus is my alarm clock. It’s a form of meditation or prayer in which you can actually feel a judder sometimes as the ‘god’ enters. It is easy to remember which “piper at the gates of dawn” to talk to because whoever named the days of the week kindly signified the god we need to address ourselves to:

Sunday – the Sun

Monday – the Moon

Tuesday – Mars (Tiw in Old Norse/Saxon)

Wednesday – Mercury (Woden in Old Norse/Saxon)

Thursday – Jupiter (Thor in Old Norse/Saxon)

Friday – Venus (Freya in Old Norse/Saxon)

Saturday – Saturn

The above are the gatekeepers of all the systems in the body, not just the circulatory one, which they tend to through the electromagnetic fields from their planets at dawn on their name day.

I’m also learning about the true function of the heart, which is a sort of spiralling, vortical gatekeeper (like the animated gif below) and that Leonardo da Vinci knew this.

This spiralling vortex between the right and left ventricles prevents the arterial blood flowing into the veins, and vice versa. Oh yes, and I’ve learned that the words “arteries” and “veins” are also named after the planetary gods, namely Mars (Ares in Greek) and Venus.

Even the word “electromagnetic” is named after the oldest male god in the Bible, El, who in the Sumerian literature is described as a serpent, and the female Magdalene of the magnetics who first appears in the New Testament.

I’ve been teaching for a while, in my series of videos The Ecstasy of the Heart, that the heart is a portal to the divine because I had sensed it shamanically. But now I’ve got the scientific vocabulary to back it up… all thanks to my nocturnal leg cramps!

[The featured headline picture is The Machine God by TheRedOcelot on Deviant Art. To me, it looks a lot like a bee, and it is certainly hexagonal in shape. It’s also causing me to see the four-armed Indian god Vishnu in a new light.]