The truth is that curing disease may be likened somewhat to watching an Olympic athlete ride a horse in a Dressage competition. To the audience, it can look a bit like the horse and rider have temporarily converged into one being, so that the horse just becomes an extension of the rider almost like a ballerina with four hairy legs underneath. You may marvel at the subtle signals yielding such blended movements that you can’t tell that the turn of the rider’s head told 1,200 hundred pounds of pure beastly muscle to change the direction that he’s going in. It takes years of training in the most subtle of bodily mechanics that most of us have no clue that all of this consciousness is going on in the rider.
This is the same analogy for Heilkunst Medicine. While you may see us taking notes and talking about the genetic miasm, for example, that is at the root of your son’s allergies and then dispensing a dropper bottle to cure his ills, a lot has occurred behind the scenes for us to effectively do this. In fact, about 5,000 years of research has gone into discerning the subtle nature and nuances of the philosophy of true observational science, the history of medicine, including the Bible (the story behind why disease can be cured by nature), even Shakespeare (depiction why Sophia was buried and marginalized), about 3,000 lectures by Rudolf Steiner (Anthroposophy), Wilhelm Reich (Character Analysis and The Cancer Biopathy), Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (The Organon of the Medical Art) and enough secondary literature to collapse the Titanic before even leaving port. All this to say, we literally love the Philo-Sophia behind making you well.
It was the ancient Greek, Hippocrates, who initially said things such as “First, Cause No Harm!” and also that you must base a prescription on natural law in order to cure a disease. There were, however, more subtle elements to medicine than just these key maxims. Back at this time in the evolution of thought around 400 B.C., “thinking” was considered a true participation of nature as a living phenomenon. He was the first to introduce that diseases are a natural phenomenon coming out of the human, as opposed to external superstition or the belief that the Gods made men sick through external means. Due to the “Fall of Sophia,” we kind of lost this more “feminine” capacity to think and diagnose (literally from the Greek meaning “through knowing”) in the right way in terms of the phenomenon occurring in the human organism in relationship to the symptoms.
So, going back to the example of your son suffering allergies–while you’re thinking that you just want your babe to be rid of his runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and wet croupy cough in the springtime, we’re wondering about where the event was on his timeline when his natural response to an event occurred that incited his anger but was smothered. We’re also thinking about your character and what kind of environment your son lives in, what his grandparents suffered from and why he would have chosen the genetic miasm Medhorrinum to challenge and impinge upon his life force in the first place.
If your son were taken to the allopathic doctor, they’d need him to be labelled first from the outside in. On this basis, that label then enables the Physician to use the external point-and-shoot protocols based on Big Pharma’s chemical toolbox. Typically, once the drug is prescribed, you realize that nothing is solved because you have to continue to use that drug indefinitely to manage the situation from the outside-in. Nothing internally in your son would have changed. In fact, you now have two diseases running amok. The original disease and now the iatrogenic disease caused by the drug. This limited way of thinking about disease also means that they have no clue how to solve the cancer matrix or at the very least, the common cold. Also, if I wore the same limited thinking cap as a typical alternative healer and you brought your allergy-suffering son to see me, I’d open my Materia Medica, take a best educated guess at what you’re describing and make up some “point-and-shoot” remedies to try to get the job done. If this were my approach, I’d get no better than 5-15% efficacy in the resolution of his ills. Not a very good outcome for either of us.
At this juncture in evolution, we are endowed with the task to rescue poor Sophia from the muck and mire of the allopathic materialists. Their one-sided empirical thinking is a linear, mechanistic, and logical crapshoot. It is nothing but a cold, high-pitched scream to us etheric thinkers. The intellect just strips natural feminine gestural thinking, plugging the internal fount of her inspiration, intuition, and imagination. This wisdom was left bereft, marginalized, and negated burning on smoldering stakes. I think of all the compromised gnostic pearls having been lost in salty seas while man’s essence was being reduced to robotic surplus in the false authoritarian diatribe, a symptom of 5,00 years of patriarchy.
Never in our practices have we seen more neurotic and psychotic behaviors due to the intellect’s limited ability to just compare and compartmentalize. It is like a very cancerous rat on a squeaky wheel, never realizing its desired cheese. Thankfully, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and Rudolf Steiner came along in the nick of time, teaching us about how we get to wholly participate, romantically, with the highest planes of noetic ideation married with our essential selves. This participatory fructification enables us to use all of our God-given faculties, including our inspiration, intuition, and imagination to source out the very essence of a true knowing. Until now, it’s been like listening to the crushing of hand-painted Royal Doulton china tea cups under the elephant’s intellectual feet. Now is the first opportunity for Sophia, as the bearer of true wisdom, to finally to get to play in the sandbox of evolution as part of the integral holographic whole. The mechanists call it quantum physics.
You may ask, ‘why now?’ Well, if you think about it, diseases of a biological nature like scarlet fever, cholera, even SARS aren’t prevalent anymore. Microbiological diseases were there to challenge the incarnation of the physical and etheric bodies. In this present epoch, we are entering the age of desire married to wisdom, so to speak, and “autism” is a symptom of “wrong thinking” devoid of true knowledge. We all suffer this condition to varying degrees and if you think about it with a Sophia-imbued imagination, you’ll realize that autism is a condition where the sense of the individual self has not successfully incarnated or downloaded into the the human organism. He’s mostly devoid of a natural in-spirit-ation! It is a symptom of materialism, an outside-in approach to moral, high-pitched, cold thinking. If you marginalize wisdom long enough, our mothers forget how to pass it on to their offspring, even while in utero. Neurotic, intellectualized mothers make autistic kids. I know, because I was one and my son Jordan proved a testament to this phenomenological nightmare. In addition, those diagnosing and treating it suffer a blatant lack of phenomenological wisdom due to their own autistic limitations. This is why most Empirical Physicians have no clue what to do about it, either, because it does not qualify for their usual outside-in approach for drugs. What Physician comes home from the clinic citing, “Yup I effectively treat diseases of the mind as a result of freeing sophia from the clutches of the hobbled intellect?” It is time to turn this all around.
At this epoch in our time (without going into masses of research) is when we get to take the knowledge from the Greeks (true participative consciousness), The Mystery of Golgotha (the crucifiction symbolizes the advent of the Christ-impulse co-mingling with the wisdom of his blood enabling the natural world to become curative), the myths of Isis and Osiris (his body is scattered, buried in intellectual pieces with no hope of making him whole until Isis used her wisdom to restore his essence). In Goethe’s 1792 essay, The experiment as mediator between subject and object his most original “Philosophy Of Science” was revealed. The essay underscores his experiential standpoint as being, “The human being himself, to the extent that he makes sound use of his senses, is the most exact physical apparatus that can exist.” Rudolf Steiner’s The Philosophy Of Freedom is a testament to Goethe’s wisdom-soaked observation that also was seemingly derived from Hahnemann’s Organon of The Medical Art (an inside/out approach to natural medicine), and Wilhelm Reich’s The Cancer Biopathy and The Function Of The Orgasm (true participative analysis of character exacting a science of psyche and soma). Steven Decker and Rudi Verspoor, our mentors, started threading them all together over the last couple of decades. The greatest labor of love imaginable!
We have felt this yoke of philia, or romantic love, to invite Sophia back into our midst in a science of true participative consciousness where the feminine wisdom married to masculine, Christ-imbued will has center stage. This will rescue her from a mostly negated, allopathic, marginalized, patriarchal suicide mission where she has not felt invited, wholly valued or massaged … well, since the dawn of time. In fact, Steiner talks about how well hidden she’s been from all view and that finding her essence will take very special eyes to see. Also, she’s been well concealed since she fell out of the “receiving blanket” well before the dawn of time when there was nothing but two oscillating energies called mother/father God, well before Genesis and the earth’s firmament appeared.
As Rudolf Steiner would say, we are at the epoch of our time when the astral, desire function, or our “airy body” is just starting to be threaded into our physical mineral body and our etheric plant body having been more developed at early times. Now, this is also true about our human history which is just the outer ambient phenomenon of our inner human milieux. Now it is time to get our “jiggy on” with participative nature within our very own skin, having complete faith in our capacity to truly know (like the gnostics) using our inspiration, imagination and intuition. It is kind of a modern version of “girls rule” … however, the guys win too if they have the health to wholly apprend the deep value of being able to “see” phenomenologically from the inside of our healthy essential selves. It is the quintessence of foreplay!
It is a bit like when we’re first in the throes of confirming your homeopathic constitution at your initial consultation. When we begin to apprehend the phenomenon, affirming how you think, what you love to eat, if you have a best friend, or many, if you prefer more time alone, or with a gaggle of friends, if you need months to research the buying of a new car versus spontaneously buying it because of its paint color, or if you haven’t had a new friend in your life for 30 years because change is difficult for you and loyalty and trust are even bigger. We had one patient accuse us of using “magic arts” to assess her constitution a few years back. We all want to be “known” to ourselves and others. Truly recognized for who we are, held by knowledge, wisdom and grace. It is the sexiest gesture in nature.
Perhaps I can help illustrate the feeling of all of this through a poem that I wrote recently for my new book, Romancing Sophia; A Book of Poetic Impressions For The Feminine Heart.
Where your neck meets your shoulder in a curve
of smoothness so soft you’d think it was other-worldly
I love to graze my lips and face into its fawn perfection
smelling of soap and the movements of your mind-scapes
as I run my thumbs gently down your forearms I feel us
harkening back to our sweet romantic desire chamber
Encouraging us back over the divide from our week of
fulfilled accomplishments letting go of the pedals
easing the tension of your life’s work into the realm of
ease and grace, our eyes speak of consummate communion
lovingly poised on the edge of your sweet sided escarpment
of bare grace ridging your belly of plush hopes and dreams
I make my way around the playground of your sweet manhood
with gentle fervor, careful not to touch the ache in your eyes
Lit with desire, I feel your breath harken and your pulse quicken
like you’re already engulfed in me, with strength waiting patiently
until I permit you all of the wonders of my inner sanctum
where pleromic priests come to pray their Christ essence
at the altar of a knowing so sweet and sacred that I wonder
at the source of its majesty and unuttered source of glory
in the vault of grace, awe and wisdom we synchronize our
pression into fructified gnosis in the care of our melting lips
losing the thread of all thought as we dance the lemniscate of
eternity for the grace-filled chalice of hope, faith and love
to the brim we hold the charge while spilling off any excess
fear, grief and anger to true fruition and equanimity of spirit
as the borders blur, conjointe in the consciousness of our blood
inspired by the very breath of God, having tripped off all sensation
a full coalescence where there are no words, just my “I” blended
with yours in a fusion of the pleromic nous and noetic ideation
We’re the cognitive rumination of the reverberating creation
the mother father essence of God’s sole desire to know himself
© Allyson McQuinn, 2013
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe’s “Philosophy of Science” Excerpt: http://bit.ly/10nWEdQ
Rudolf Steiner’s “Philosophy of Freedom”:
Dr. Samual Hahnemann’s “Organon Of The Medical Art”, annotated by Wenda Brewster O’Reilly and translated by Steven Decker:
Dr. Willhelm Reich’s “The Function Of The Orgasm” and “The Cancer Biopathy:”
“The Nag Hammadi Scriptures” edited by Marvin Meyer, with Wolf-Peter Funk, Paul-Hubert Poirier, James M. Robinson with Introduction by Elaine H. Pagels:
Rudolf Steiner’s “Isis, Mary and Sophia, Her Mission and Ours” edited and introduced by Christopher Bamford:
“The Gospel of Mary Magdalene,” with Commentary by Jean-Yves Leloup and Foreward by Jacob Needleman:
“The Resurrection Of Mary Magdalene, Legends, Apocrypha, And The Christian Testament,” by Jane Schaberg:
Romancing Sophia; A Book of Poetic Impressions For The Feminine Heart, 2013 Copyright © Allyson McQuinn (will be published by Arcanum Acres Publishing this year)