Monthly Archives: April 2016

Three Electrostatic Laws of Narasaki

Electrostatic「静電三法」Three Electrostatic Laws. Re-reprint authorized by the Narasaki Institute and published by CMC Technology Development Co., Ltd. 2003.

A simple technology for agriculture and health

Although these investigations were carried out in Japan in the years immediately following the Second World War, the value of this book is immense today, perhaps even more so. Fortunately, the book was re-published in 2003. Unfortunately, the book is written in Japanese and no English version has appeared (according to the publisher), nor are there any articles for the non-Japanese reader. However, we did find a mention of Narasaki on a Russian website, in English. See the link at the end.

Consequently we have decided to give our description of the applied research for eco-agriculture and human well-being called Three Electrostatic Laws. Correspondence with the publisher resulted in their recommendation that we present this page from their website (http://www.narasaki-inst.com/seidensanpou.htm).

Description and Reason for Re-publication of Narasaki’s book

The original of this book was authored by Narasaki Satsuki 60 years ago, when Japan was in a period of confusion over its defeat in the Second World War. In that era people could only think of the hardship in living. It was Satsuki Narasaki’s intention for post-war reconstruction to improve living through science and technology. He proposed the Three Electrostatic Laws.

The philosophy of Satsuki Narasaki, with an eye to science, is to see through the nature of the mechanism that we humans have been kept alive with. There is insight and exceptional wisdom in the universe of static electricity. It is a new science and technology point of view in which a similarity rule can be found. Every new agricultural technology and industrial production technology can take advantage of what we have developed into the study of healthy living technology.

The Three Electrostatic Laws

  • Plant wave farming takes advantage of the potential force of nature. It is a pharmacological agricultural technology that does not make heavy use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
  • The substance modified method, by changing the external environment of the materials electrostatically, is industrial production technology that can be varied to suit the purpose in a very energy-saving method based on the properties of the material.
  • In addition, the human body wave health method has proposed a constructive medicine to create a healthy body from the relationship between electricity and the human body using the electrical phenomenon of the environment.

Need for Three Electrostatic Laws

In the latter half of the 20th century the world is full of pesticide and chemical fertilizer-intensive agriculture from science and technology. Europe, with energy mass consumption of industrial production, went to medical care using drugs. Now we enter the 21st century by the progress of science and technology. At first glance, we appeared to have enjoyed the convenient and comfortable life. However, as to the price, we think we’ve lost, one after another, irreplaceable important things. We have not appled brakes on environmental pollution and global warming, and the balance of the planet, human society and the natural world have collapsed. Our bodies also have lost harmony with the original rhythm of life. The life that man has received has only been kept by the grace of the laws of nature and the universe. We think we need to remember this.

We live in the 21st century. Let us once again explore the Three Electrostatic Laws that Narasaki Satsuki proposed sixty years ago. We believe that the time has come to practice the Three Electrostatic Laws.    

Practicing the Three Electrostatic Laws

In the re-publication of this book, we heard from many people who have been practicing the Three Electrostatic Laws, the bequest of Satsuki Narasaki. In addition, we directly received the support and cooperation of the people who studied under Satsuki Narasaki and who have continued the research. We would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts. Every one of the readers who meets with this book finds a new perspective deepened by the true understanding of the sense of space and the natural world. We are anxious to spread the circle of research and practice of the Three Electrostatic Laws.

Links

http://www.narasaki-inst.com/seidensanpou.htm

http://centrestroy.ru/en/?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=97765

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“No volcanoes, no agriculture”

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Paramagnetism: Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Force of Growth, 1995

“No volcanoes, no agriculture — for volcanic ash and rock are the guts of good soil.”

Recently, I came across ‘paramagnetism’ in two ways. I was searching for “Satsuki Narasaki’, author of Three Electrostatic Laws, when I came across a Russian article in which the writer used charcoal in growing plants as is traditional in Japan. He referred to the work of Japanese physicist Narasaki as well as books by Philip S. Callahan on paramagnetism.

The following day, an e-mail newsletter about feng shui arrived. It was entitled, “Paramagnetism: war and peace.” Not only is paramagnetism a positive factor in growing healthy crops, it seems to be inversely correlated with war zones!

And so I ordered a copy of Callahan’s book, Paramagnetism: Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Force of Growth, 1995. With a doctorate in entymology, Callahan is a first-rate all-around scientist, in the mold of the natural historians of old. Knowledgeable about physics as easily as birds and insects, eager to improve agricultural yields, he presents a wealth of easy-to-read information on all these seemingly-unrelated fields related to paramagnetism.

The following excerpts may be of interest to Okunomichi’s readers.

p29 We may understand then that there are three ways to generate this valuable magnetic force called paramagnetism into the soil:

1.  By adding volcanic rock into the soil.

2.  By fiberization so that paramagnetic oxygen reaches the roots in soggy soil.

3.  By using weeds, which are green containers of paramagnetic minerals, in our compost or manure.

p36 In Japan one gets a feeling of restfulness in the wooden and thatch-roofed Shinto shrine of the sacred groves. I began to feel that if the vital force of rocky places made one feel energetic and the wooden shrines and trees of sacred groves made one feel relaxed, that there seemed to be two forces at work. One force was calming and restful, the other energizing and fatigue defeating. Perhaps in Eastern terms, the yin of the female and the yang of the male?

It was through reading the brilliant writings of the Irish genius John Tyndall that I finally realized that these vital forces were not magnetic … but the paramagnetic and diamagnetic properties of rocks and plants.

p37 Diamagnetism is a negative movement, or movement away from a magnetic field. Paramagnetism is a strong positive attraction to a magnet. Most organic molecules are diamagnetic and most volcanic rock and ash are paramagnetic.

p33 Forms which Westerners would consider inanimate have become fused with vitality through Shinto. Whereas we in the West would mould or break natural form to our design, the Japanese, recognizing vitality inherent in the form, shape, and design to release the vitality.   The Ocean in the Sand by Mark Holborn

p46 Most organic compounds, including all plants, are diamagnetic. If plants are diamagnetic and good growing soil paramagnetic, then we must be dealing with the yin and yang of Chinese and Japanese geomancy.

p47 By positioning such rocks in relationship to the sun and to each other, one can control plant growth. Apparently the ancients knew about this yin and yang, diamagnetic/paramagnetic phenomenon and utilized it in their Zen gardens.

Paramagnetism is associated with:

  • Volcanic rocks , granite, basalt 
  • Oxygen 
  • Yang 
  • Sacred sites

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David Bohm:  Wholeness and the Nature of Reality 

The question of whether the world we live in is a simulation of some other has recently been raised in the media. For those of our readers who, too, are pondering the nature of reality — and we think that includes most of you — we recommend the study of David Bohm’s work.

Dialogues with Scientists and Sages

imgres-3We first learned about David Bohm in the book by Renee Weber, Dialogues with Scientists and Sages: The Search for Unity, Routledge, 1986. Philosopher Weber interviewed a number of exemplary people of our time: Lama Govinda, Rupert Sheldrake, David Bohm, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Father Bede Griffiths, Ilya Prigogine, Stephen Hawking, and Krishnamurti. This book can be truly transformative and although out of print, should be on our bookshelves to be read and reread. Bohm himself was greatly affected by the Eastern views of Krishnamurti.

David Bohm

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David Bohm, 1917-1992, was a prominent quantum theoretical physicist who had studied and worked with Einstein and Oppenheimer. He made a number of important contributions to quantum mechanics, relativity, plasma theory, and ontology theory. Ontology is the branch of metaphysics and philosophy that is concerned with the nature of reality. His work challenged conventional physical thought and offered an innovative approach, so innovative as to be little understood nor accepted by the mainstream. His work, unfortunately unappreciated until now, will surely become more widely known in this century.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order

imgresDavid Bohm was an extraordinary physicist whose great work, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, was published by Routledge in 1980. In the Introduction of this book, he wrote:

  • “I would say that in my scientific and philosophical work, my main concern has been with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular as a coherent whole, which is an unending process of movement and unfoldment.”
  • “How are we to think coherently of a simple, unbroken, flowing actuality of existence as a whole, containing both thought (consciousness) and external reality as we experience it?
  • “Clearly, this brings us to consider our overall world view, which includes our general notions concerning the nature of reality along with those concerning the total order of the universe, i.e., cosmology.”
  • “My suggestion is that a proper world view, appropriate for its time, is generally one of the basic factors that is essential for harmony in the individua and in society as a whole.”

Topics in his book include the following:

  • Ch. 1 Wholeness as a world view compared with fragmentation world view.
  • Ch. 2 Language can be noun-based or verb-based, divisive or unitive.
  • Ch. 3 Reality as an underlying universal movement/process; world view in which consciousness and reality are not fragmented from each other.
  • Ch. 4, 5, 6 Technical subjects
  • Ch. 7 Consciousness and the enfolding-unfolding universe

There is an important Appendix at the end of Chapter 1 on the Western and Eastern forms of insight into wholeness. Here, he notes that in the East, the immeasurable was seen as the primary reality, for measure is a thought of man. “When measure is identified with the very essence of reality, this is illusion.” It is the immeasurable that Bohm calls the implicate order.

What the West can do, Bohm states, is to

  • “develop new insight into fragmentation and wholeness [that] requires a creative work even more difficult than that needed to make fundamental new discoveries in science, or great and original works of art.”
  • “assimilate [the great wisdom from the whole of the past, both in the East and in the West] and to go on to new and original perception relevant to our present condition of life.”

In the rest of the book, Bohm lays out the results of his own creative work. We, now, can take up the reins and move ahead into greater wholeness and harmony in our world view and in our lives. This is one of the great books of the twentieth century.

David Bohm and F. David Peat:  Science, Order, and Creativityimgres-2

This book was published in 1987. It is a more descriptive book and may be easier to understand. It takes up topics such as creativity in science, what is order?, the implicate order, consciousness, and creativity in the whole of life. Certainly well worth reading.

D. Bohm and B.J. Hiley, The Undivided Universe: An ontological interpretation of quantum theory

imgres-1The Undivided Universe by Bohm and his long-time collaborator was published in 1993, a year after Bohm’s passing. This epitome of Bohm’s work elucidates the implicate order and its role in quantum theory, as well as in consciousness.

  • “As we develop this idea, we shall see that the notion of enfoldment is not merely a metaphor, but that it has to be taken fairly literally. To emphasise this point, we shall therefore say that the order in the hologram is implicate. The order in the object, as well as in the image, will then be unfolded and we shall call it explicate. The process, in this case wave movement, in which this order is conveyed from the object to the hologram will be called enfoldment or implication. The process in which the order in the hologram becomes manifest to the viewer in an image will be called unfoldment or explication.”
  • “What all this suggests is that our most primary experience in consciousness actually is of an implicate order. And our perception of the explicate order is constituted mostly by a series of abstractions from this.”
  • “The implicate order is not only the ground of perception, but also of the actual process of thought.”
  • “All of this is clearly compatible with the notion that the basic order of the mind is implicate and that the explicate arises as a particular case of this implicate order in much the way that we have suggested.”

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Wesak Festival of Taurus Full Moon

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vesākha and Wesak

This post is about the Wesak Festival of May. When you do a search on the word, Wesak, you will learn that it comes from the lunar month named vesākha in the Hindu calendar. Further, that the Wesak Festival is the most important Buddhist festival of the year. However, the Wesak Festival which we describe here is not a religious festival but one observed by groups of spiritual practitioners all around the world. It is one of the three major full moon festivals of the year. The three Festivals are the Festival of Easter (Aries full moon), the Festival of Wesak (Taurus full moon, usually May), and the Festival of Goodwill (Gemini full moon).

This festival is quite unique in that it does not commemorate a past event, but rather an event that is taking place simultaneously at the time of the festival. And what is it that is taking place? Certain spiritual energies are being “beamed” by humans to great Minds or energetic Centers, which are sending cosmic energies to humankind on earth. This exchange is part of humanity’s growth as fully conscious beings.

Wesak was brought to the attention of the West by the mystic, Mme. Helena Blavatsky, and was further explained by Alice A. Bailey, frequently referred to as AAB. AAB, who was originally a conventional Christian minister, had two dreams of being present in Shambhala Valley high in the Himalayas. At that time, she did not understand what she was viewing, and only later through various sources did she realize that she had “witnessed” the Wesak ceremony of the Buddha, the Christ, and the pilgrims.

The Buddha represents the Light of Wisdom, while the Christ symbolizes Universal Love. There is a prophecy that humanity will achieve a higher consciousness when Wisdom and Love are co-joined.

Wesak Festival

From the Lucis Trust, the keeper of Alice Bailey materials, https://www.lucistrust.org/resources/wesak:

“The Wesak Festival, at the time of the Taurus full moon, marks the high-water mark of spiritual blessing in the world. There is an unusual inflow of life and of spiritual stimulation which serves to vitalize the aspiration of all humankind. The intuition of all who seek to serve the good, the beautiful and the true (regardless of their faith or spiritual background) is stimulated by this spiritual blessing.

“At Wesak we can visualize the aspiration of all people of goodwill being fused into a concentrated invocation to the Buddha, the Christ, and all Enlightened Beings on the inner side of life. This is a time for dedication, a time to hold ourselves steadily in the light, and above all, a time to focus on the needs of our fellow human beings and the necessity of providing a group channel whereby the spiritual forces can be poured through the body of humanity.”

“The Buddha’s annual return to bless people everywhere and to convey the message of wisdom, light and love is the outer evidence and guarantee of inner divine guidance and revelation in this present world cycle.”

See the beautiful video at https://www.lucistrust.org/productions/videos/view/wesak_video.

Alignments

At the time of the Taurus full moon, the following astronomical alignment takes place: Moon, Earth, Sun, Taurus constellation. In the figure below, note that the Earth is located in the blue orbit at the spot labelled May 21. The Sun “appears to be in Taurus” on May 21. The full Moon is not shown in this figure, and it is obviously on the other side of the Earth than the Sun, in the direction of Scorpio.

Zodiac image from Addison-Wesley Longman.

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Wesak is as well a time of alignment of consciousness. We align our human consciousness with the great consciousness of the universe. In AAB’s words, “At this time great expansions of consciousness become possible which are not possible at other times.”

 

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The Sixth and Seventh Rays

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Incoming Seventh Ray

We are quite aware of the changing of consciousness as predicted by wisdom schools around the world. The school of Seven Rays as taught by Alice A. Bayley (AAB) explains it in terms of the Sixth Ray giving way to the Seventh Ray. But not without resistance. We visited the Lucis Trust website to refresh our memories about the Seven Rays. We found not only a succinct summary here, but also a discussion of what these changes are that we are undergoing. These excerpts are from the Alice Bayley website, Lucis Trust, https://www.lucistrust.org/arcane_school/talks_and_articles/the_science_the_seven_rays

Sixth vs. Seventh Rays

The past 2000 yrs have been conditioned by the 6th Ray of Devotion and Idealism. This ray has fostered the growth of the great world religions because the 6th ray endows the “capacity for abstraction”. The outstanding quality of human experience over the past 2000 years has been the growing expression of idealism. But after 2000 years, the conditioning has led to the tendency to impose one’s own particular ideal on others, at the expense of the original idea.

The 6th ray is the ray of blind procedure; only one aspect of reality is seen at a time – and usually the least desirable. All else is sealed to them; they vision only one picture; their horizon is limited to only one point of the compass. To most of humanity, this vision has focused on the material world, material comfort, material possessions and material enterprises. To this the labour movement today bears testimony, AAB [Alice A. Bailey] pointed out.

Two of these rays are struggling for expression – one incoming (7th) and one outgoing (6th). Although the 6th ray began to pass out around 1625, it’s still the most powerful influence. The influence of the 6th ray has led to the development of taste in all forms. “Good taste” is highly valued; now disciples must transmute this into the discriminating sense of spiritual values. Interestingly, when a ray cycle passes out, the lower manifestation of that ray lingers on longer than the higher expression. Thus, the 6th ray is expressing now through the reactionary forces, clashing with the progressive forces of the incoming 7th ray which are seeking to govern and which would take world civilisation in drastically different directions. One ray is fostering crystallisation and the perpetuation of the existing culture, and one is fostering the creation of something entirely new out of the present world upheaval. 6th ray people are often the reactionaries, the conservatives, diehards and fanatics, who hold on to the past and hinder progress. They provide, however, a needed balance and steadying.

The forces of the 7th ray work out on the seventh or physical plane – the plane whereon major changes in all forms are made. This produces the precipitation of karma, but because of this grounding effect, the 7th ray will foster the spiritual advancement of all grades. But it’s important to remember that the 7th ray is the direct line along which first ray energy can travel, bringing the release of life into new and improved forms and the destruction of old ways of living. “You can’t pour new wine into old bottles”, it’s been said. Does this explain the growing sense that something is being destroyed in order to make way for the new? Is this what’s evoking the “reactionary” elements and the growing fundamentalism we see in so many areas of life?

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“Dying Gods” of the Japanese Worldview

Okunomichi:  We have just come across an essay by  Yamaori Tetsuo, a distingished scholar of religious studies. Written originally in Japanese, its clear English translation evokes in the Western reader a better understanding of what it is to be Japanese. We offer a few paragraphs and suggest that the full essay be read at http://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a02903/.

Keywords: Environment, worldview, religion, mythology, Shinto, kami, society.

The Japanese World View: Three Keys to Understanding

by Yamaori Tetsuo

“Along with a sense of transience, the natural environment also fostered a comforting awareness of the cycle of the seasons and the rebirth that invariably follows death. Flowers bloomed in the spring, leaves turned color and fell in the autumn, freezing winds swept the trees bare in the winter. But invariably the old year gave way to the new, and spring arrived once again. The knowledge that sunny days inevitably followed cloudy ones gave people the strength to live from day to day. Armed with this awareness, they learned to face life with grace and patience, flexibility and fortitude, and to face impending death with quiet acceptance, returning to the earth to become one with nature again.”

“Shintō is translated “the way of the kami,” and the kami of Japan are very different in character from the divinities with which most Westerners are familiar. From prehistoric times countless kami were believed to dwell deep within nature, in the mountains, forests, and waters of the archipelago. These were not anthropomorphic beings with distinct personalities and physical attributes. The vast majority were nameless but potent spirits of the sort believed to inhabit places and objects of all kinds. For that reason, there was a tendency to refer to them collectively, as kami-gami, rather than in the singular.”

“In ancient Japan, however, the relationship between mythological and historical events was viewed quite differently. In the Japanese cosmology, human society was subject to the same laws and rhythms as the deities who helped found it. For this reason, the Japanese viewed the origins of their country in a very different light from the kind of historical view common in the West. …The perception that the kami died just as human beings enabled the Japanese to view myth and history as seamlessly linked and nurtured a distinctive view of the cosmos, of life and death, and of the human condition.”

“What is the relationship between dying gods and a political system predicated on pluralism? Both reflect a view of the cosmos, human life, and human society shaped by a keen awareness of the impermanent, ever-changing nature of the world in which we live.”

Kumamoto Earthquake of April, 2016

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On April 14 and 16, 2016, a pair of huge 6.5 and 7.0 magnitude earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks struck Kumamoto Prefecture on the southern island of Kyushu. The Kumamoto quakes were followed in Ecuador by an even more powerful 7.8M quake on April 18, 2016 causing hundreds of deaths.

For those in the U.S. who wish to contribute to the relief effort in Kumamoto, please visit http://www.lionsroar.com/japan-earthquake-help/. There, you will find several links to relief organizations for Japan, as well as suggestions for sending aid to Ecuador. 

Median Tectonic Line

The Median Tectonic Line runs through the island of Kyushu and continues into Honshu. Kyushu is the island at the west end of Honshu. The red dot and the label indicate Heitate Jingu, near Mt Aso in Kumamoto. See: https://okunomichi.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/jade-tectonics-and-sacred-sites/, and http://japan-web-magazine.com/en/kumamoto/heitate-jingu.

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Ring of Fire

Japan and Ecuador lie on the “Ring of Fire” zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. [Image: https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/fire.html]

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Update from AAR Japan 2016.04.29

rpt1604_2035_1Thank you for your sympathy to the victims of the earthquakes in
Kumamoto starting 14th April and for your warm donation to AAR Japan.

Our Response team has arrived at Kumamoto on the following day of the
1st big quake, and provided hot-pot meal to those affected the same day.
Since then, the team is continuing relief activities on the ground.
For details of our activites, please see our English website below.
http://www.aarjapan.gr.jp/english/

AAR Japan is a Japanese NGO with 37 years of experience and currently
operating in 16 countries. We focus on 5 areas – emergency assistance,
assistance to people with disabilities, mine action, actions against
infectious diseases, and advocacy.

Thank you again for your generous support and best regards.

Updated 2016.04.29

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