Robert Becker: The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life (EMF- cellular biology or electro magnetism).
UNDERSTAND THAT OUR BODIES, OUR PLANET, OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, AND OUR UNIVERSE ARE ESSENTIALLY ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS.
The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker’s discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker’s struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.
Here are the areas of the book that stood out for me:
1) The writer found that you can put an animal to sleep by running a current through its head. There’s no need for anesthesia. You just flip off the current to wake the animal up. The animal literally feels no pain during the time the current is being used, and there are few to no side-effects once the animal wakes up.
2) THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX HAS BEEN GOBBLING UP FRINGE RESEARCH LIKE WHAT IS W IN THE BODY ELECTRIC FOR COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PURPOSES. IMAGINE.
3) Peer review is flawed and riddled with sleazy people who steal ideas and find ways to back stab. This really isn’t new information if you work in the “publish or perish” workforce, but it’s refreshing to see another brave soul blow the horn on this bureaucratic creature from the black lagoon that repeatedly gets love letters from universities across the globe. In today’s world with GMOs even insects won’t eat, rapid rates of cancer (namely brain cancer from cellphones), so-called “genetic pandemics” of autism, and rising cases of infant mortality in our “advanced” society, you have to be a complete idiot not to see that our technology is killing us. The Body Electric spells it out for you.
4) Kirlian photography was debunked. The aura you’re seeing around plants, hands, people … is created by the machine itself. What I love, though, about the book is that it doesn’t take that fact as an opportunity to condemn auras and say they are all folklore and mythology. The author makes a very open-minded observation that auras are still very real and he produces other research and investigations to show just how that’s possible.
5) What happened to the author of the book is still going on today. Yes, the book was originally published in the 1980s, but researchers are being blacklisted far more today. If you stand outside the status quo in your thinking, you are thrown out, your research is stolen, and somebody privately uses the results to produce things for self-serving industries. The world was a scary place; it’s even scarier now. It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and people centuries from now are going to look back at 21st century societies and wonder how we could ever be so-so-so stupid.
Science without philosophy is a dangerous thing. That statement sums up the spirit of The Body Electric quite well.