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There’s an ongoing earthquake swarm at Mount Hood volcano in Oregon.

Three month’s ago, I had a very ‘intense’ dream where a volcano erupted somewhere on the US West coast, and covered everything in a flood of bright orange lava. I’d just finished the draft of the volcanoes book, so maybe that wasn’t so surprising.

I have a feeling that volcano could be Mount Hood.

The last two days, the magma chamber under Mount Hood, in Oregon, has been hit by a swarm of earthquakes. Volcanoes and earthquakes are connected.

Dutchsince is still calling for a third big, 7.5 earthquake to hit California in the next 24 hours. He was on the money with his forecasts for the other two big quakes, the 6.5 and 7.1, so he may well be right. But if a big quake doesn’t hit, then the ‘pressure’ still has to dissipate someway, somehow – which could lead to a volcanic eruption.

Dutchsinse also spotted a massive ‘crack’ in the ground next to an ‘ancient’ volcanic field in California – there’s a two mile long, 100 foot across fissure that’s forming there, and no-one is really talking about it. Take a look at his video, here (Mount Hood stuff starts at the 7 min mark):

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That massive ‘line’ of numbered white things is all the earthquakes that have struck in the last 24 hours.

Even at the height of Kilauea’s eruption, I never saw the stack get quite that tall – it’s literally off the page.

Remember how the ground ‘fissured’ all over the South West corner of Hawaii’s Big Island, before Kilauea started erupting over there?

Here’s what the USGS says about Mount Hood:

MONITORING FOR THE NEXT ERUPTION

Renewed activity at most volcanoes begins with increasing numbers of earthquakes beneath the volcano as magma moves towards the surface. Since 1977 the University of Washington’s Geophysics Program and the USGS have continuously monitored earthquakes at Mount Hood. Typically, one to three small earthquake swarms (tens to more than one hundred earthquakes lasting 2 to 5 days) occur every year. What scientists are looking for as a sign of renewed activity is for a swarm to persist, for the number of earthquakes to increase dramatically, or for the depths of earthquakes to become shallower. Such signs of reawakening might also be accompanied by changes in composition or temperature of fumarole gases, or by deformation of the volcano’s flanks.

Scientists can generally detect when a volcano becomes “restless,” thereby providing some warning to officials and the public. But they cannot say precisely when an eruption will begin, how big it will be, or how long it will last. Thus, we will all have to confront many uncertainties when Mount Hood reawakens. Recent eruptions around the world reveal that lava-dome eruptions, like those typical of Mount Hood, can begin after weeks to months of restlessness, last for time periods of months to years, and generate tens to hundreds of pyroclastic flows and lahars of varying size. Unfortunately, the end of an eruption doesn’t always mean the end of eruption-related problems. New deposits of rock debris on the volcano’s slopes and in river valleys can be reworked to form lahars for many years after an eruption ends.

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Mount Hood is very close to Portland, Oregon’s biggest city. Even though it’s 81 miles away, it could trigger lahars (volcanic mud slides), landslides, and earth deformation that could have some serious repercussions for Portland. Far more people die because their communities are flattened by a volcanic mud slide than they do because they got incinerated by a ‘pyroclastic’ flow of super-heated magma.

Here’s a (very amateurish….) simulation of Mount Hood erupting, to give you a flavor:

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Yah, all those volcanoes are MILLIONS of years old, remember?

None of those hundreds of thousands of volcanoes in North America ever erupted anytime majorly in the last 500,000 years,  in any way, right?

OOOOOKAYYY.

It’s totally not true. ‘Old Age’ of the world stuff totally aside, there are so many accounts from the Native Peoples of the USA of the volcanoes on the continent erupting massively in the last 1,000 years (and in the last 250 years…).

We are in the Grand Solar Minimum that I was talking about back HERE in April, and sure enough, the earthquakes and volcanoes around the planet are going through the roof.

But I tell you why I feel that things are starting to really pick up, and it’s not because of geological signs (although there are thousands of those pouring in every week, that the earth’s crust is simmering away all over the place, including the recent eruption of the Stromboli volcano in Italy, that actually killed a hiker, and the fact that boiling tar was recently bubbling up and out over the pavements of downtown LA.)

Just like ‘Hurricane Harvey’ was ushered in by a despicable, totally immoral Jew on the West Coast, God help us, ‘Volcano Jeffery’ is also being ushered in by a totally despicable, immoral Jew on the East Coast.

I don’t want to talk about this in detail, or link to any of the stories about him, because it’s so painful to the soul to even have to think about this.

But the USA is getting primed to blow because so many of the Jews in the world are up to their necks in the worst immorality and evil – and not just the Jews of America.

‘Volcano Jeffery’ is linked to a whole bunch of yucky people in Israel, too, and all that stuff is about to start leaking out all over the place in the news.

Now, it could be that we’re not quite ready for the lid to blow on all the truly awful people who have been pulling the strings behind the scenes in the State of Israel, and in places like New York and Capitol Hill and Paris, and London, and Bonn, for many long decades.

I don’t want to say too much, still, because I hate all that ‘conspiracy theory’ cack and I don’t want to gee up another round of pointless theorizing.

But IF the timescale set out HERE in the Zohar really is this year, 5779, and IF Moshiach is going to get revealed in a much more obvious way from Tu B’Av, that means that the side of evil has to start crumbling in a much more obvious way, before then.

And ‘Volcano Jeffery’ could be what’s going to finally set this process properly into motion.

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Most of us have no idea just how much of the modern scientific establishment that we believe to be grounded 100% in scientific veracity and truth-seeking is actually built on the flimsiest foundation of conjecture and dogma.

Much of modern science – maybe even most of modern science – is built on theories that were floated around in the 1800s, and seemed to be ‘true’ enough then to be accepted, but which have subsequently been shown to be completely false.

Some sciences, notably physics, have been able to move with the times, and to free themselves from the shackles of this ‘wishful thinking’ from the past. But much – maybe even most – of modern science is still firmly hitched behind these myths, building ever-taller houses of cards around ‘axiomatic’ principles that are simply completely untrue.

One such example of this is the theory of evolution, which I wrote about a little while ago here, here and here.

Douglas Axe demolished the theory of evolution, and the theory of natural selection, in one fell swoop, when his recent experiments with folding proteins showed that the amount of time it would take to get EVEN ONE useful mutation in a living organism is a number so large, the world would have to be many trillions of years’ older than the already ridiculously inflated numbers being bandied about by ‘truthful science’.

The theory of evolution is a mathematical impossibility. Full stop.

But try telling that to a biologist, or a doctor, and see how far you get.

What many people aren’t aware of, though, is that Darwin in turn built his deceitfully false ‘scientific theories’ on another utterly false premise that was introduced by his teacher and colleague, Sir Charles Lyell.

Lyell was a lawyer and a geologist who wrote a book called Principles of Geology, where he spent an awful lot of time trying to prove black was really white. His big ‘contribution’ to the false foundation of modern science came to be known as the ‘principle of uniformity’.

In a nutshell, Lyell went around persuading his fellow ‘scientists’ at the local geology mens’ club in Victorian London that:

“no process took place in the past that is not taking place in the present.”

The principle of uniformity also states that:

“not only nature, but the intensity of physical phenomena of our age are the criteria of what could have happened in the past.”

While even a cursory reading of this statement must surely call forth a big question mark in even the most unscientific reader – I mean really? Should we believe a holocaust never happened 70 years ago because we can’t see it happening today?

Or that Vesuvius and Mount Etna never really exploded, because now they are quiet? Or that the Tsunami from a few years’ ago never ripped through Asia, because today the sea is quiet?

But apparently, the scientific minds of Victorian England were much easier to convince that this clap-trap was true, despite the fact that the geologists of that time – including Lyell himself – could clearly see from the rock formations they were finding that the earth had been through a great many violent upheavals in its past that current observations of how nature apparently worked simply couldn’t explain.

To quote Immanuel Velikovsky, someone who I hope to introduce you to properly in a future post, Lyell:

“acknowledged that the surface of the globe has the appearance of having been subjected to great and violent sudden changes, but he believed that the record is incomplete and that the major part of the evidence is lost.”

I.E., Lyell spun the story that his theory was correct, but the ‘facts’ that would prove it hadn’t yet been found. A couple of decades’ later, Darwin trotted that trick out again – and modern evolutionary scientists are continuing to razzle dazzle the unsuspecting public with it – by claiming that his theories were also true, but the facts that would prove it (most notably in the fossil record) simply hadn’t turned up yet.

Guess what: It’s now 150 years’ later, and they still haven’t turned up, not for the theory of uniformity, and not for the theory of evolution.

But that won’t stop many, maybe even most ‘scientists’ trying to fit every piece of information they discover into these two hugely deceitful boxes, and discarding anything that doesn’t fit the twin paradigms of uniformity and evolution.

Why should you care about all this stuff? How is it affecting you, and your life?

Great question!

In a nutshell, uniformity – the principle that nothing ever really changes, and that the earth must be incredibly, unbelievably old to have achieved ANY of the changes that we see in our planet, given how we see nature apparently working today – was put in place to counter a belief in what came to be known as ‘catastrophism’.

As the name suggests, ‘catastrophism’ suggests that enormous changes, enormous catastrophes, even ‘extra-terrestial’ catastrophes took place even in the recent past, and could easily happen again at any moment.

Let’s be clear that the fossil record, the archeological records and the geological records ALL bear this out. Let’s also be clear that our own Torah, and the midrashim, and other holy Jewish writings also state this explicitly (and you can remind yourself of some of those sources HERE.)

What was Noah’s flood, and the plagues of Egypt, and the dispersion of the builders of the Tower of Babel, if not enormous natural disasters that directly affected mankind all over the planet?

Do you know how many smashed animal fossils have been found in rock strata, crevices and caverns all over the world? Do you know how many ‘underwater’ forests there are, when dry land became the sea and vice-versa? Do you know how many deposits of marine fossils have been found on the tops of the highest mountains? Do you know that many scientists believe that the range of mountains that includes Everest is less than 4,000 years old, because that’s what the geological and scientific evidence actually shows, when all the lies are cleared out the way?

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Unless you’re really researching this issue, you’ll have no idea, and you’ll for sure believe that the world is 4.5 billion years old (at least….)

– although as we mentioned, even that amount of time is not enough for an amoeba to morph into…anything, actually.

But the ‘scientifically’ minded gentlemen back in Victorian London weren’t interested in proving the Torah right, or proving God’s existence – quite the opposite – which is why their scientific theories went all-out to try to prove ‘black’ is really ‘white’ – and that’s still happening today.

Geologists will tell you that the world is billions of years’ old, because the idea that ‘something’ – call it the hand of Hashem, call it a huge, planet-sized comet – came and literally turned the world upside-down repeatedly, even in modern times, is simply too hard for them to accept.

So all the chaos and destruction and different ‘worlds’ that were created and destroyed by God – 974 times altogether, in the 2000 years preceding the creation of our world, 5777 years’ ago – is magicked billions of years’ away into the past by the collective scientific imagination that ascribes all changes to the gentle trickling of water, and the quiet accumulation of dust.

That still doesn’t describe HOW or WHY any of this stuff actually happened, but it reassures everyone that it definitely WON’T happen again. Not in our times. Not with modern science at the helm of the human endeavor.

And it banishes God, and God’s plan for humanity, firmly out of the picture.

Moshiach is coming. Global redemption is not so far away. The world is going to change, and change radically. Modern science, modern society, would have you believe that that’s all a fairy tale, and that the world will continue along the same path, just with more technological gizmos, for another 4.5 billion years…(which is maybe long enough for the atheists to evolve a brain cell that actually works and can do maths.)

But they’re lying!

We live in a world where the Himalayas appeared literally overnight! Where the world was flooded to the point of extinction in less than six weeks! Where hundreds, even thousands of different species of animals disappeared literally overnight, when hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanoes ripped the earth to pieces.

That could happen again, so easily.

God is so awesome.

We need to take Him, and His Torah, seriously.

And we need to know that modern science is built on a foundation of deceit, conjecture and atheism, designed to keep the public away from believing in God, and believing in the eternal truth of the Torah.

But days are coming when all the denial, all the fancy polemics, all the evolutionary theories, and belief in uniformity are going to crumble in the face of a new reality that will prove once and for all that God, and only God, is in charge – and really, He always has been.

Two days before Pesach, my daughter slammed her finger in our front door.

She’s a very stoic sort usually, so when she started squealing and saying ‘ow’ loudly I paid attention. Her finger started spurting some blood, she started freaking out, and I knew there was a trip to Terem on the cards, even though I HATE going near any Western medical doctors for any reason.

Before we left, I doused her finger with some helichrysum essential oil, because I know that takes down swelling and promotes bone healing, and I also spent another five minutes poking her uninjured hand with my Su Jok probe, to start stimulating the healing process in her injured finger ‘electrically’.

The last and most important thing I did was ask my husband to immediately make a sizeable donation to Rav Berland as a pidyon Nefesh payment for my daughter. (You can read more about how a pidyon Nefesh works, and why it’s so important, HERE.)

Let’s be clear that my daughter is used to my weird ways with her health issues, but still got a little impatient that I insisted on stabbing her with my Su Jok stick before we got to the ER.

“I’m doing this to give you the best possible chance of healing without the doctors going off on one,” I told her.

But she wasn’t impressed.

We got to Terem, and as I wrote a little while back, after an X-ray, a tetanus shot, and a big speech about why my daughter needed a whole bunch of antibiotics and an urgent visit to an orthopaedic surgeon two days later, we got discharged with the prognosis that she’d sustained an open (or compound) fracture.

I got home, googled ‘compound fracture’ and grimaced. It sounded pretty bad. It’s when the bone breaks, and then breaks through the skin in an open wound, which can be very susceptible to infections, and much harder to heal than a regular fracture. All the American sites warned me sternly that I’d need surgery to deal with a compound fracture (gulp).

The British NHS website was much more down to earth, and explained that surgery was sometimes necessary in complicated breaks, but very often not. (Phew).

I tried making the appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon, but in the meantime no-one was answering the phone, even after I hung on the line for ages. Pesach was approaching, so I decided to take a wait-and-see approach and try to make another appointment after Seder night had passed.

In the meantime, I prayed on my daughter’s health and finger –

That it would heal, that she wouldn’t get an infection, God forbid, that the antibiotics shouldn’t stuff up her health in other ways, God forbid; I used helichrysum essential oil instead of the antibiotic ointment, and I continued to stab her other hand with my Su Jok probe, to stimulate her body’s own healing response.

A few days later, her finger looked really, really good (relatively….). Hmm. She told me it wasn’t even hurting now. Hmm. I took a deep breath and called up the orthopaedic surgeon to make the appointment.

As I mentioned previously, I generally hate Western medical doctors, and the ones in Israel are often particularly arrogant, fear-mongering and generally horrible to deal with.

So with some trepidation I showed up to the appointment, prepared to defend using germ-killing essential oils instead of antibacterial creams, and prepared to argue that my daughter didn’t need urgent surgery on her finger…

The doctor we saw was a really cool, older guy who was not at all from the ‘fear-mongering-surgery-at-all-costs’ school. He took one look at my daughter’s finger, poked it a bit, asked her if it hurt, pulled up her x-ray, then told us something amazing: There was no fracture.

Not even a regular one, let alone a compound one.

She didn’t need any more bandages, treatment or even special precautions with her finger. And she probably also wouldn’t even lose her fingernail. I was astounded!

The pidyon Nefesh with Rav Berland had clearly kicked in, and God had done a miracle for us. Back in Terem, I’d argued about the antibiotics, which is when they went to town on me (and my daughter…) and told us she’d probably need surgery blah blah blah… and it was an open fracture blah blah blah… and they’d checked it all on the x-ray blah blah blah….

Was the miracle that they’d made a mistake in Terem, and told us it was fractured when it wasn’t? Maybe. Or maybe, it really was fractured back then, but now it wasn’t. Either way, I was thrilled.

There’s an idea that when God does a miracle for you, you should publicise it. I decided to write this up to encourage you, dear reader, to put God and pidyon Nefesh in the picture as much as possible with your own health issues.

The more we make space in our lives for the miracles to happen, the more we’ll see them.

The ancient Greeks believed that the world was never-beginning, and never-ending.

It just always HAD been, and it always WOULD be. This idea was dubbed ‘stasis’, which can be understood as the notion that nothing will ever change, and everything is fixed, unmoving, in place.

By contrast, we Jews believe that the universe sprang into being from nothing, and that it will exist for a finite period of time – 7,000 years – before this world ends, and the ‘world to come’ begins.

The authentic Jewish view of life is dynamic, always changing, and filled with growth opportunities and new possibilities.

That’s why the concept of ‘renewal’ is such a big deal in Jewish thought. At its root, it’s the idea that things can always change, even dramatically so. It’s linked to the idea of ‘teshuva’, which also teaches us that whatever we broke, it can always be fixed with enough sincere repentance and remorse, prayer, effort and patience.

The Greek view of the world and the Jewish view of the world are diametrically opposed. Even today, ‘Greek thinking’ is trying to con everyone into believing that the world is 4.2 billion years old, and that massive, earth-shaking changes only come along every billion years’, or so, so PLEASE EVERYONE, GO BACK TO SLEEP!

By contrast, we Jews know that the world is 5,777 years old (at the time of this writing in 2017), and that so many enormous things have occurred in that time – like, the whole history of mankind – that every day is pregnant full of potentially enormous events and changes.

You can find Greek thinking – that horrible, despairing belief in ‘stasis’ – pretty much everywhere you go in academia these days.

It’s the fundamental idea underpinning all the ‘broken brain’ pseudo-science of modern psychiatry, and all the ‘terminal illness’ scare tactics of modern medicine, and the idea that people are born ‘permanently gay’ or ‘permanently evil’ or ‘permanently messed up’ and nothing they or anyone can do will ever change or fix this situation.

But that’s not what authentic Judaism teaches, and that’s not what believing Jews believe! We know that when God is in the picture, everything can and does change, often in a completely miraculous way, often in the blink of an eye.

Trouble is, there is SO MUCH Greek thinking going on out there, even in the most apparently orthodox Jewish homes.

A little while ago, I was talking to one of the secular Jewish ‘Greeks’ in my life, who was trying to convince me that people can’t change. 70 year old people can’t change, and 40 year old people can’t change, and presumably you just keep going further back along the timescale until you proudly announce that a pre-embryonic fetus in its mother’s womb also can’t change.

Can’t you just feel the despair etched into these words?

I got off the phone with that person, and I have to say that for a few hours afterwards, I had a real job to do trying to fight off their ‘despair vibes’ and their utter apathy about being alive. After I’d done some hitbodedut to try and work the whole, yukky, conversation through, I realized that when people don’t have God in their life in a tangible way, despair and stasis are really the only options left on their table.

Because the soul contains the force for positive change and the power of positive transformation in the world, and when people choose to deny they have a soul, and to deny God’s existence, they cut themselves off from the spiritual strength and ability to change.

So in that sense, they’re right that they can’t change, because none of us can get a grip on our yetzer hara (evil inclination) without God’s help. Our Sages teach us very clearly that without God’s ongoing help, our yetzer haras would destroy us every single day.

We see that happening to the Greeks in the world every single day, as another person gets pulled under by substance abuse, promiscuity and atheism.

But the yetzer hara doesn’t just destroy people’s bodies, it destroys their souls by pumping them full of stasis and despair.

The Greeks were succeeded by their spiritual heirs the Romans. Our Sages teach us that (Jewish) Jerusalem and (Greek) Caesearea are two ends of a see-saw. When one side is up, the other has to be down, and vice-versa. For centuries, Greek thinking has been ascendant in the world. But as each crack in the Greek world-view appears and starts to widen, the tipping point when Jewish thinking will once again blossom in the world is fast approaching.

A few months back He arranged for me to find an awesome book (that was published more than 20 years’ ago…) called: ‘Mysteries of Creation’, by Rabbi Dovid Brown, which contains a whole bunch of Torah sources and material about the world’s cosmology.

After I read that book, all of a sudden, things started coming together a little more about where the concept of ‘Nibiru’ might actually fit in to the whole picture leading up to Moshiach and the End of Days. I wrote up a lot of what I learnt from that book over at this post:

That whole post is worth reading for its own merits, and I highly recommend you give it a quick look over before continuing, so you can really follow what we’re about to learn together. The bits that are particularly relevant to our discussion today can be summed up as follows:

  • The world was only created because people would keep Torah and God’s laws. Whenever people don’t keep Torah and God’s laws, that literally destabilizes the planet.God destroyed the previous 974 generations by flipping the earth’s crust over from the water table, completely destroying all life on the planet in an instant, and returning the world to TOHU AND BOHU. This explains why they’ve found fossils of deep-sea creatures on the highest mountains, and also covers how the dinosaurs disappeared in an instant (plus many other ‘mysteries’ that cannot be explained by evolution or modern science).
  • God will ‘change’ planet earth seven times before Moshiach comes (according to the Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer 18) – and we have one big ‘change’ left to come before the End of Days.
  • Eretz Yisrael is the only ‘fixed’ land mass on the whole planet, as it’s built on the ‘even shetiyah’, or foundation stone of the whole world. That’s why Chazal call Israel ‘the strong place of the world’.

THE BODY ELECTRIC

The next piece of the puzzle is that people are ‘electrical’ beings. This post explains how our hormones, emotions, and so much of our physical functioning and impulses are controlled / initiated / stopped by a minute electrical charge. Every cell in the human body functions as a tiny battery, or electric circuit and is polarised.

Some strange research was done a few years’ back exploring why suicide rates appeared to jump notably after big solar storms (where the sun would send out solar flares), and also in areas that were very close to power lines.

For now, just tuck this piece of information in at the back of your minds, but when the atmosphere is ‘electrically charged’ in an abnormal way, the human body reacts by our emotions, hormones, and other internal electric signalling systems going haywire. This in turn can lead to extreme emotions and moods, and also physical illnesses.

When that particular part of mystery slotted into place, I wrote THIS POST a few weeks, back explaining why the comet Nibiru – and all its effects on the earth’s gravitational field – could be a big reason why so many of us are feeling exhausted, emotional, stressed, depressed and also developing any number of chronic health issues.

By this stage, I didn’t think there was much more to say about it all. But boy, was I wrong!

A little later, I saw a bunch of weird things going on in the sky above Jerusalem, which got me pondering again what was really happening in our atmosphere and how it might all be connected to Planet X / Nibiru / end of days stuff.

ENTER SCIENTIST JAMES McCANNEY, AND A WHOLE NEW THEORY ABOUT COMETS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Then I read an article that referenced the work of the independent scientist James McCanney, who basically got kicked out of his teaching position in Cornell University for discovering a whole bunch of things about the universe that NASA, and many other of the ‘powers that be’ found very disturbing.

And that’s where this post starts to get really, really interesting. I went over to McCanney’s website, bought some of his books on how the weather really works and how the solar system really functions and what comets really are, and that’s what I want to share with you in the rest of this post, God willing, as the overlap with our Jewish sources is absolutely stunning.

There is a ton of information to convey, so I will try to break it up and to make it as easy and simple to digest as possible, because this stuff is really, really important to understanding what is actually happening around us.

SOME FACTS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE NASA WON’T TELL YOU

Before we continue, you should be aware that ‘the theory of evolution’ has become such a dogma in scientific circles and the halls of academia, that despite there being not a single scrap of evidence to support it, and despite the fact that there is more and more information building up that completely disproves it, scientists in every field are bending over backwards to ‘ignore’ any data that doesn’t’ fit with their ‘evolved’ view of the world.

Darwinism gave atheists a way to negate God, and His creation of the world, in an ‘intellectually satisfying’ way, to quote Richard Dawkins. The trouble is, the facts and the data they are uncovering in all spheres of life – from human health, to geology, to astronomy – don’t ‘fit’ the Darwinist dogma that the world was formed 4.2 billion years ago, by completely random chance, and that our solar system has remained a static entity since that time.

Scientist Douglas Axe recently did a whole bunch of experiments on folded proteins – the most simple building block of ‘life’ – that completely disproved the notion that the world could have come about by random chance. The amount of time it would have taken to achieve just one ‘useful’ mutation – let alone a whole bunch of mutations that turned a protozoa into a human being – requires much more time than even the Darwinists’ 4.2 billion years…

Axe was promptly sacked from his research post, and forced to continue as an independent scientist. (He wrote a great book called Undeniable, which explains his experiments – and what they mean for the theory of evolution – very clearly and simply.)

The reason I’m telling you this is to help you to understand WHY so much of the so called ‘science’ today is plain wrong, convoluted, or even deliberately misleading the public.

The data proves that God created the world, and that the world is actually a very, very young place (more on this in the next post).

The implications of that are so terrifying to all the atheists running the world, they are telling bigger and bigger lies to try to keep their atheist world-view together.

So now, how is this ‘denial of the obvious’ affecting NASA? One of the key answers to this lies in the whole subject of comets, and how NASA explains how comets are formed, and what they do in the world.

THE NASA VIEW OF COMETS

Simply put, NASA’s view of comets is that they are ginormous ‘dirty snowballs’ of frozen ice that basically disintegrate when they get too close to the sun (or any other massive heat source). According to NASA, comets can do very little harm to planet earth because:

1) They will melt before they get anywhere near us.

2) The only harm they could do is if they impacted earth directly, which would be such a rare occurrence, we don’t have to worry about it happening for at least another billion years…

Trouble is, the data NASA got from sending a probe up to photograph the interior of a comet a a few years’ back completely disproved the ‘dirty snowball’ theory. At the centre of the comet, NASA discovered a huge lump of charred rock, not impacted ice.

That meant that a comet wouldn’t gently dissolve away the nearer it got to the sun. But it also changed the whole picture about what comets really are, and what they potentially can really do to planet earth in such a fundamental way, NASA immediately tried to bury the data.

THE ‘JAMES McCANNEY’ THEORY OF WHAT COMETS REALLY ARE, AND WHAT THEY CAN REALLY DO

While all this was going on 20-30 years ago, physicist James McCanney was working at Cornell University, and had access to a lot of the raw data that was streaming in to NASA at that point. McCanney had previously developed what he calls the Plasma Discharge Comet Model, which explained the following:

  • Our solar system acts like one huge, electrical circuit.
  • The Sun as a kind of enormous ‘battery’ (what McCanney terms the ‘solar capacitator’), with its negative pole at the surface of the sun, and it’s positive pole pushed far out beyond the last of the planets in our solar system. The ‘positive pole’ takes the form of a sparse ‘nebular cloud of dust and gasses’.
  • Protons are positively-charged sub-atomic particles. The sun generates what’s called a solar wind that’s made of an excess current of protons, and this solar wind leaves the sun, and blows outward into space. These protons are what keeps the solar ‘battery’ and circuit operating.
  • Every star, planet and other ‘object’ in the galaxy similarly acts as a cosmic ‘battery’, and also generates these fields around themselves.
  • When an object shows up in the solar system and enters the field of the ‘solar capacitor’ (and by ‘object’, I’m referring to everything from the smallest chunk of meteor to the largest planet-sized nuclei out there) – they ignite a large discharge of plasma that appears to us humans as a comet, with its flaming tail.
  • The nucleus of a comet is NEGATIVELY charged, which means it sucks matter, gasses and energy in towards itself, like a ginormous cosmic vacuum cleaner. The comet’s tail material is made up from the surrounding atmosphere, and comets tend to GET BIGGER and build up as they go along, and to not ‘melt away’.
  • Small comets ‘discharge’ the sun’s energy in a small, localised way. Large comets can ‘discharge’ the sun’s whole solar ‘battery’ power in a very short period of time.
  • When that happens, it can be very dangerous, because discharging the solar battery triggers violent solar storms which can directly affect the earth via our weather etc (and also, directly affect human beings’ emotions and physical health, by disrupting our own inner ‘electrical circuit’.)

We will discover more about how the earth can be severely impacted by comets from a distance, without them actually impacting the surface of the planet, in a minute.

The last things to say for now about comets is that they move in an extremely erratic and unpredictable way, because the ‘drag’ of the comet’s tail is changing all the time, depending on how much stuff the comet’s picked up, how much it’s discharged, what that ‘stuff’ in its tail actually is etc.

While this post is talking about what’s termed ‘Nibiru’, or ‘Planet X’, the truth is that there are many thousands, maybe even millions of comets out there, that could show up at any time, as God wills it to happen.

The key point to remember from this section is that the solar system is dynamically electric – and NOT electrically ‘neutral’, as NASA claims – and that comets interact with the sun, and the earth, and every other planet / moon / body out there in an ELECTRIC fashion.

HOW COMETS AFFECT THE EARTH FROM A DISTANCE

When a comet first enters our solar system, it’s orbit is massively erratic and unpredictable, as its ‘tail’ continues to gain mass and to slow it down. Eventually, one of two things will happen to the comet:

  1. a) It’ll settle into some sort of ‘regular orbit’ around the sun
  2. b) It’ll become ‘captured’ by a larger planet as a new moon (although it can subsequently still break free from its ‘mother planet’ in the future).

Until either of these things occur, the comet can wreak havoc on the solar system and the existing planets here.

The least likely scenario is that a comet will bash straight into the earth, which depending on its size could easily kill everything and everyone on the planet. Statistically speaking, the laws of nature decree that to be a very unlikely event (although of course, Hashem runs the world so really there aren’t any ‘laws of nature’ here.)

What we can say as believing Jews is that there is nothing in our Torah sources to suggest that Hashem is going to turn the lights off on planet earth and the whole human race for good, so we can effectively scratch that option off the cards.

What could very well happen, though – and what HAS happened on many, many occasions beforehand – is that Hashem will use a passing comet to cause sizeable destruction and mayhem to planet earth, and to reconfigure the earth’s seasons, calendar, topography, atmosphere and many other things besides.

If you refer back to this post:

You’ll see that God ‘destroyed’ 974 worlds before ours, by overturning the earth’s mantle from the T’HOM, or water table.

Later on, from Adam and Eve on, Hashem drastically altered the seasons, atmosphere, topography, etc etc on six separate occasions, all of which are listed in that post (and in Rav Dovid Brown’s excellent book, based on the midrashim and Torah sources).

The last ‘tweak’ of the earth’s climate / seasons / atmosphere / calendar etc is meant to occur concurrent with geula, and the time of Moshiach and the end of days. I.e., right around now.

So, how does a near-miss with an large, planet-sized comet achieve all this stuff, according to the laws of nature as described by physicist James McCanney?

Here’s how:

1) The sun produces far more ‘electric energy’ than light energy.

2) The earth has a huge, vertical electrical field that is sustained by the sun’s electrical power distribution system. The current of this field is stored in the earth’s ionosphere, and the air in our atmosphere is what’s called ‘dielectric material’.

3) Usually, the earth’s magnetic field protects us and buffers us from the sun’s energy. When the electrical conditions in our solar system start to change rapidly, as the result of an additional ‘body’ starting to engage the sun and increase the amount of ‘charge’ going into and out of the the ‘solar battery’, the electrical fields and currents that we’re subject to down here on planet earth start to go haywire as the sun discharges more, and greater, solar flares.

4) When something like a large comet approaches our solar system, as soon as it reaches the outer edge of the planets, the solar system’s ‘electricity’ starts to ratchet up to much higher levels.

5) More electrification = more energy in the earth’s atmosphere and the earth’s oceans = more evaporation of water = more ‘haze’ in the atmosphere. In turn, this triggers off a bunch of ‘climate change’ phenomena like:

  • Extreme weather
  • Changes to the earth’s magnetic field
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Hurricanes and tornados
  • Changes in human moods, feelings, emotions and health.

6) Now, a word about magnetic fields: they require an electric current to generate, and the electrical current needs a ‘battery’ to power it. The ‘battery’ for the earth’s magnetic field is the nuclear fusion that’s occurring at the top of the solar atmosphere.

7) Our earth’s magnetic field is made up of many layers, some of which are ‘stable’, but most of which are variable, and highly affected by what’s occurring in the atmosphere around them.

8) The variable part of the magnetic field can be temporarily reversed, or ‘flipped’, for short periods of time as a result of massive solar storms and / or comets passing very close by to the earth.

9) Every planet / moon / comet / object in the solar system generates some sort of ‘magnetic field’ as a result of its electrical interaction with the sun, including our own moon. That’s why new moons have the biggest impact on the earth’s weather.

(As an aside, I think that’s also why our own moon is starting to be so much noticeably brighter, as it’s also picking up and reflecting all this additional ‘electrical charge’ in the atmosphere from the approach of the comet ‘Nibiru’.)

10) Planet earth’s magnetic field diverts the ‘solar wind’ – that current of electrically charged photons that’s constantly streaming our way from the sun – from the planet.

11) The closer a comet of size comes to the sun, the more electrical discharge starts to happen, which causes more energy in the solar atmosphere, leading to more and stronger solar flares, which in turn can affect or alter the earth’s magnetic field structure – leading to crazy weather, climate change phenomena, and even crazier people.

So far so good?

Great! Because now it’s going to get even more mind-blowing.

WHEN A LARGE COMET COMES CLOSE TO THE EARTH, IT CAN LITERALLY CHANGE EVERYTHING, INCLUDING SHIFTING THE POLES

Thus far, we’ve been describing the ‘minor’ results that can occur when a large comet enters the solar system, even if doesn’t pass so close to the earth. But when a large comet passes close to the earth, then things can start to get really quite scary. (Take a long breath, and remember God is running the world and in charge of everything.)

There are two main problems a large, close-passing comet can cause (aside from all the freak weather, earthquakes and volcanoes described above, which is really small potatoes compared to what’s coming next):

1) It can cause the earth’s poles to permanently shift to a different location, instantly plunging those new polar regions into the deep freeze.

2) It can set off a massive ‘gravitational wave’ that would literally ripple through the earth’s mantle, or crust, causing mountain ranges to instantly spring up from the ground (or the sea…) in some areas, while plunging other land masses permanently into the ocean.

Let me quote something from James McCanney’s books, (which I highly recommend you buy for yourselves if you want to really understand the science behind what I’m describing to you very simply in these posts, including the true nature of the earth’s magnetic poles, and how our weather really works):

“The only process that could cause a shift or rotation of the spin axis of the earth’s mantle is a gravitational wave set off by a large passing comet.”

A WORD ABOUT POLE ‘FLIPS’

When people talk about the ‘poles flipping’, they have a mistaken idea that the magnetic ‘charge’ associated with each pole will swap places. As mentioned, the earth’s magnetic field is layered, and the variable part of it that’s caused by electrical currents and fields HAS flipped temporarily on a number of occasions already, due to massive solar storms.

But the ‘permanent’ part of the magnetic field that’s associated with the magnetic iron and nickel deposits located in the earth’s crust are actually scattered all over the planet, literally, and can’t ‘flip over’ as a whole.

The earth is not a solid piece of magnetised rock: the core of the earth is molten (as attested to by our own sources as referenced by Rabbi Dovid Brown, and briefly mentioned in that post I keep telling you to go and read…)

WHAT HAPPENS WITH A ‘GRAVITATIONAL WAVE’?

Remember, the comet’s nucleus (which can be literally as large, or even larger, than our own planet, in the larger comets) is negatively charged, electrically, which means it’s exerting a huge ‘sucking’ force on everything around it.

As a large comet passes close to planet earth, it starts to pull at the earth’s atmosphere, and tug on our magnetic field (I’m not describing this section in scientific language. Please see James McCanney’s books for the physics and scientific theory behind what I’m describing with some poetic license.)

If the pull from that passing comet is strong enough, it’ll trigger tidal waves across both the world’s oceans AND the earth’s mantle.

Imagine it like this: take the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner, and run it along a piece of cloth. The cloth is literally ‘lifted’ off the floor as the nozzle runs over it, and ripples, returning to a different place on the floor after the nozzle has passed over it.

THAT’S WHAT A BIG ENOUGH COMET CAN DO TO THE EARTH’S CRUST.

Again, to quote James McCanney:

“The waves ripple through the [earth’s] mantle at thousands of miles per hour, as the remote object’s gravitational field drags the tidal bulge around the globe.”

The earth’s crust kind of ‘floats’ on top of the core underneath. It’s like a tablecloth. If a stormwind ripped through your house and pulled the table cloth off before dumping it back on, that tablecloth could easily be inside out, back-to-front, horizontal instead of vertical, bunched up in places, flattened out in others.

If the earth’s crust was sufficiently ‘moved’ by the gravitational wave, that could have the effect of moving the poles to a different part of the planet.

If that happened, the number of days per year would change, the seasons would change, and our existing calendars simply wouldn’t work any more. Whole continents could literally disappear overnight, and new ones could rise to replace them.

Remember this point from this section: If there is a PHYSICAL pole shift, the days of the year, seasons and the calendar will all be altered.

Again, God has already done this to the world since Adam and Eve was created on a number of occasions.

(Refer back to the article on the seven different worlds.)

That’s why they found frozen mastodons in Siberia last century that still had tropical leaves and flowers intact in their throats. Before that particular pole shift, Siberia had a temperate climate. When the poles shifted to the present position, the mastodons were ‘flash frozen’ so fast and so deeply that 3,000 years later, people were eating defrosted ‘Mastodon’ steaks in fancy cafes in France, because the meat was still fresh.

Everything you’re reading is the true, scientifically-proven way the solar system operates, and the ‘natural way’ that a comet can, could had already has affected our world. We aren’t talking about ‘supernatural’ miracles here, although of course, there really is no ‘nature’, as we already mentioned, because God is running the show 100%.

WHY ERETZ ISRAEL IS THE SAFEST PLACE IN THE WORLD

I will come back to this in a future post, BH, but I also wanted to mention here that according to our Torah sources, the only ‘fixed’ landmass in the world is Eretz Yisrael, which is affixed to the ‘even shetiyah’, or foundation stone of the world. (see the post with Rabbi Dovid Brown for more details and sources on this.)

In terms of what we’re discussing and the ‘gravitational wave’ that could hit the earth’s crust as a result of a near-miss with a large comet, Eretz Yisrael is the part of the tablecloth that’s screwed down to the table. That baby isn’t going anywhere.

Also, as we’re closer to the equator, the chance of Eretz Yisrael being one of the places that would get instantly ‘deep frozen’ as a result of a pole shift is zero – and the reason I’m saying ‘zero’ instead of ‘very small’ is because our Jewish sources make it clear that Eretz Yisrael is the third of the world that would come through any planetary destruction scheduled to happen before the end of days happens, unscathed.

THE DESTRUCTIVE EFFECTS OF THE COMET’S TAIL

The last thing to cover in this post is the destructive effects of a large comet’s tail. Again, we’re not talking about a comet directly impacting the earth here. We’re talking about what can occur when a large comet (really a planet…) passes close to the earth without hitting it.

As that negatively-charged comet nucleus roars around solar system, it starts picking up more and more ‘stuff’ which it carries along with it as its ‘tail’. That tail can contain gasses like oxygen and hydrogen, naptha (oil), and even showers of meteors which typically contain metal ore and are ‘attracted’ to the comet as a pin would be attracted to a magnet.

The larger the comet, the larger it’s negatively charged field, and the bigger the meteor rocks it can pull along with it.

Again, when we’re talking about ‘Planet X’ or Nibiru, we have to bear in mind that there are MANY ‘Nibirus’ out there, and all of them are accompanied by other objects including meteors and asteroids.

Now, depending on which planet, or celestial body, wins the electrical and gravitational tug-of-war that occurs when two large planets / comets / bodies pass too close by to each other, the following happens:

1) The ‘winner’ sucks away all of the debris / atmosphere / gasses from the other party and ends up with all that stuff kind of ‘dumped’ into its own atmosphere. That could include massive amounts of water, nafta, metal ore and I don’t know what else.

2) The ‘loser’ ends up losing a good deal, or even ALL of its debris / atmosphere / gasses etc.

That’s one way Planet Earth could be deluged by enormous amounts of water, nafta, rocks and other things.

But even if the nucleus of a big comet didn’t come close enough for that to happen, we could still be deluged with water and other things, if the earth passed directly through the TAIL of a comet.

Passing through a large comet’s tail would block the sun, again change the composition of the atmosphere, affect the magnetic fields, and lead to flooding all over the globe on a scale hard to imagine.

McCanney estimates that it would take approximately 40 days for the planet earth to move through a comet tail that was 20-40 million miles across (i.e., an average-to-large comet, such as ‘Nibiru’ seems to be.)

If you’re thinking that ’40 days’ sounds familiar, you’re right, and I hope to cover that in the next post.

TO SUM UP: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LARGE COMET ENTERS THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Let’s conclude this monster post with a summation of what will occur, according to the natural laws of the way the solar system and our physical world truly operates, if a large comet enters our solar system, EVEN IF IT DOESN’T DIRECTLY IMPACT PLANET EARTH.

Again, the closer it comes and the bigger it is, the more problems it will potentially cause us. But even if it’s just somewhere ‘out there’ in our solar system, the increased electrical activity and solar flares can cause the following to happen:

  • Violent electrical storms
  • High winds
  • Lightning
  • Flooding
  • Jet streams becoming erratic – so some days are boiling hot, while the next day is freezing cold
  • Trumpet-like noises reverberating around the planet due to electrical discharges
  • Colourful auroras even in the daytime, as a result of the electrical discharges interacting with the ionosphere.
  • Creeping creatures and other animals displaced and disturbed by the increased electrical currents in the earth’s mantle
  • Increased exposure to high-energy atomic particles from the ‘solar wind’ that increase radiation, and also disrupt the electrical functioning of the human body, leading to mood changes, emotional extremes, and even physical illnesses and gene mutations.
  • Increased volcanic activity.
  • Increased earthquakes and tidal waves.

And that’s if ‘Planet X’ doesn’t come too close, or isn’t too big, to spark off a ‘gravitational wave’ that could literally jerk the planet’s crust around so violently the poles would physically shift position, with all that entail, or we wouldn’t pass directly through the comet’s tail.

As you can see, there’s lots to pray for!

Again, the reason you aren’t hearing about all this stuff on the news is because modern science is devoted to proving the mendacious theory of evolution correct, and likes to pretend that the world has been here for eons, and that big changes like I’ve described here only occur over billions of years.

But the truth is very different, and that truth is borne out and described in multiple places in our Torah, midrashim and other teachings.

A little while ago, I bumped into an old friend of mine from the motherland, who used to be one of the most creative, deep, spiritual and loving people I think I’d ever met.

Of course, being ‘deep’ like that doesn’t come easy, especially in today’s world, and this person had gone through a lot of depressive periods and other forms of emotional turmoil.

Depression sucks, and is a very hard situation to accept and deal with. BUT – and it is a big but, depression also comes for a reason, a very good reason, and the key to resolving it is to accept what’s actually triggering it off in the first place, and to take steps to properly deal with it.

Depression is triggered by a couple of things:

  • Being made to feel worthless, invisible and completely uncared for and seen, by people who are very close to us, especially our parents and spouses. (This is linked to emotional neglect, which is not overtly abusive, but which can still kill a person’s soul stone-dead really, really fast.)
  • Being criticised, psychologically abused, blamed, ripped apart, disapproved of and controlled by people who are very close to us, especially our parents and spouses (This is linked to emotional abuse, aka psychological abuse, which IS overtly abusive, but usually rationalised away by the people it’s happening to.)

There’s just one problem:

Accepting that your mum / dad / sister / husband etc is the one making you feel like you want to just disappear out of the world for good, or like you don’t exist in the world, and that no-one really loves your or cares about you, is not easy.

In fact it’s usually so difficult to accept that your ‘nearest and dearest’ are literally making you emotionally ill and even suicidal with their emotionally neglectful and / or abusive behaviour, that most people prefer flat-out denial and Prozac.

Thankfully, the pharmaceutical companies and corrupt psychiatry have an alternative theory for depression that is much easier for most people to swallow: it’s just a chemical imbalance, silly!

Take this little pill, continue to carry on hanging out with your abusive family members, and don’t worry about a thing!

There’s just one problem with this theory (OK, I’m lying. There’s actually loads of problems with this theory, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself…) –

It’s completely false.

There’s not a single shred of scientific evidence to back up any claim that any emotional difficulty, from the most severe issues like schizophrenia, all the way through to depression, anxiety and ADHD are caused by any ‘chemical imbalances’.

(There’s so much to say about this issue, and I’ve written about it in more detail elsewhere.)

I was shocked when I saw my old acquaintance, because all the light in her eyes had disappeared. Even in her worst times, her eyes had shone with pain and sadness, but also with feeling, humanity and spiritual depth. That light now was gone. What had happened?

The answer was: Prozac.

After years of fighting off all the ‘helpful’ advice from other people about how to handle her depressions, she’d finally caved in and gone the drug route of dealing with the problem. It was just that much easier than acknowledging how dysfunctional her family life and relationships actually were.

Of course, she didn’t say that. All she said is that the anti-depressants were working a treat, and she felt great, really good, the best ever, actually. But the light was gone from her eyes, and I just couldn’t catch hold of my old friend any more in anything more than the most superficial way. Because the first thing that disappears when you take drugs – even prescribed drugs – is your connection to God, and your soul.

But that’s not all:

Whatever we don’t fix in ourselves simply gets passed on down the line, and compounded, for our kids. When people go emotionally AWOL because of the happy pills, they are no longer ‘there’ emotionally, for their neglect their nearest and dearest. And they can also become emotionally abusive to others, simply because they’ve lost their normal human sensitivity to what is appropriate behaviour.

As well as the spiritual coldness, my old friend had also developed a mocking manner of speaking to others, too. After five minutes of trying to talk to her, I really just wanted to run away as fast as my legs could carry me, because she made me feel really, really uncomfortable.

Ahhh, what a mess our world is.

When God is out of the picture, so much suffering and destruction occurs in the void. My old friend feels ‘great’, but she’s now treating other people like dirt, and is completely oblivious to that fact, because the pills she’s taking have dulled her true feelings, including her empathy and compassion.

Anti-depressants are meant to change how the brain works. That’s the whole point. Changing how the brain works is also a classical description of brain damage, and there we have the problem in a nutshell: anti-depressants cause brain damage, and change people’s personalities.

Not for the first time in my life, I saw how Prozac doesn’t just ‘disappear’ the external signs of depression, it also ‘disappears’ the essence of the person themselves.

But when God is in the picture, it can always come back.

I just finished the book: Anatomy of an Epidemic, by Robert Whitaker,

and I was shocked at just how many lies are being told by modern psychiatrists to keep the ‘consumers’ coming to their doors for psychiatric medicines, many of which are addictive, all of which are expensive, and most of which give their users far more mental and physical health problems than they solve.

This week, I’ve written a series of detailed posts about what’s going on with big pharma and the psychiatrists over on the spiritualselfhelp.org website, and I highly recommend you take a read BEFORE you or your loved ones agree to pop any pills recommended by a psychiatrist, regardless of how ‘frum’ they may be.

The biggest lie – that to this day has still not been proven with any evidence – is that people only have mental and emotional illnesses because of chemical imbalances in their brain.

Psychiatrists started telling this lie 30 years ago because it seemed like a plausible hypothesis, and at the time their revenues were seriously dwindling because why spend a fortune on a psychiatrist when you can go to a therapist, coach or counsellor instead?

So psychiatry fought back by updating the Diagnostic and Statistician’s Manual in the 1980s, and creating literally hundreds of new mental illnesses that could be ‘cured’ by medications that only the psychiatrists could prescribe. Overnight,  they were back in business, raking in the dollars again from people eager to ‘cure’ their chemical imbalances, and able to buy that second home in Cape Cod.

There was just one problem: the chemical imbalance doesn’t exist.

For any mental illness.

So it’s all a crock of lies.

Which is why the drugs they prescribe often do far more harm than good – and as the bandwagon has gathered speed, and they’ve started inventing ‘disorders’ for children too, now, the evidence is stacking up at a terrifying rate that they are literally maiming hundreds of thousands of patients, worsening their mental health issues, cutting 20-25 years off their life expectancy, and getting them stuck in a ‘drug trap’ that’s incredibly difficult to escape.

In the non-frum world, maybe we wouldn’t expect any better. But how can it be that frum psychiatrists are pushing these drugs to their patients? How can it be that frum schools are demanding that kids be drugged-up with ineffective, dangerous Ritalin? How can it be that the frum poster people of psychiatry aren’t ashamed to tell us that depression is just like diabetes, and is caused by a chemical imbalance?

I’m by no means a medical expert, but if the information about the terrible damage psych drugs are doing to people is out there and readily available – and has been for at least a decade already – why do our frum psychiatrists not know about it?

Chazal teaches us that ‘a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise’ – and as always, they knew what they were talking about. Patients will eagerly queue up to be ‘cured’ of their chemical imbalance, but trying to get people to do the real work of examining the true causes and cures of their emotional difficulties is always a much harder sell.

Trouble is, God wants option 2. The drugs don’t work, they just make things worse. Why? Because God doesn’t want any easy options or quick fixes for that stuff, as that would kind of bypass the whole point of creation.

You can understand (maybe…) why secular psychiatrists prefer drug dealing to encouraging their patients to fulfill their spiritual potential and to put God more in the picture. But what excuse do frum psychiatrists have? (If you’re a frum psychiatrist and you’re reading this, please write in and tell me, I’d love to know your side of the story.)

And how can we, as a community, continue to sanction and even encourage the use of psychiatric drugs when they are literally destroying people, body, mind and soul?

Zyprexa makes that packet of cigarettes look positively tame, by comparison.

I know, many people are desperate for relief, and mental issues are amongst the most torturous to experience – believe me, I know! But drugs is not the answer. If they were, God would make the drugs work, and He isn’t (at least, not in the way that actually fixes the underlying problem.)

So what’s the answer? To put it very simply, we need to live the sort of lives God wants for us, deal with our emotional problems and relationship challenges honestly, and put God much more in the picture than He currently is.

Over on the spiritualselfhelp.org website, I hope to start fleshing out these ideas in much more practical depth over the next few weeks, and I’d love your feedback. We aren’t going to find the solution to mental illness in Pfizer’s laboratories; rather, we’re going to find it in personal prayer, and a courageous determination to stop living all the lies that characterize modern life, and to finally come clean about what’s really happening behind closed doors.

I’ve started answering people’s questions on the Quora.com forum (anyone can do it, you don’t need any special pedigree) – and I’ve been very struck at how much blind faith people are still putting in the medical system.

Someone writes in saying they feel suicidal, or saying they feel depressed, or saying they feel super-anxious, and without fail, at least some well-meaning respondent will type back ‘GET HELP, FAST! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO THE PROFESSIONALS ABOUT THIS!!!’

Gulp. Must be serious.

Except, it’s still not 100% clear to me what HELP they’re really talking about. Let’s use depression as an example. There’s seems to be an understanding that if someone is depressed, and goes to speak to a professional about it, that that will magically set them on the path to getting out of depression.

But in practise, it doesn’t work like that at all.

Yes, professionals can prescribe mind-altering drugs like SSRIs, which can and do work to alleviate around 51% of depressions, short-term – the same success rate you’d get by giving depressed patients a placebo sugar pill.

But the relapse rates for people returning to depression once they stop the SSRI are very high indeed, because SSRIs don’t actually cure the underlying depression, they just mask the symptoms.

Exercise beats depression better than meds

It’s been scientifically-proven that doing 30 minutes of physical exercise, three times a week is even more successful than medication at treating depression, and crucially, people who regularly exercise very rarely fall back into depression later on.

So if the HELP you’d get would be to tell you to by a pair of sneakers and go hit the running track, that would be useful.

But here’s another interesting stat that I recently found: In a survey of psychologists done by Pope and Tabachnick (1994) and reported by the American Psychology Association (APA), 61% of responding psychologists defined themselves as being ‘depressed’.

To quote the APA piece:

“29 percent of those surveyed indicated they had felt suicidal, and almost 4 percent indicated they had made at least one suicide attempt.”

And that’s not all. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, male psychologists were the most likely to commit suicide out of more than 230 occupations they were monitoring – a ratio that is 3.5 times higher than the general public (Ukens, 1995).

What does all this mean?

Well, I don’t know about you, but if I went to a mental health professional for help with my depression, I’d like to see more evidence that the methods they’re using actually work.

And if their methods actually work, then why are a huge, whopping 61% of them identifying themselves as being clinically-depressed?

If the professionals who know all the latest literature, who read all the latest theories, who subscribe to the APA bulletin about the latest advances in neuroscience and brain chemistry, and who can describe the difference between fluoxetine and sertralin cold – if these people are still depressed, in their droves, than it doesn’t hold out a huge amount of hope for the depressed people they’re trying to help.

If I go to a mental professional for help, I want to hear how the therapist worked out what was causing their depressions, or their anxiety, or their OCD, or whatever it is, and solved it at its root, so they could start living happy, fulfilled lives.

And if they can’t tell me that, then really what’s the point?

I know that many therapists are completely committed to trying to help their patients get better, and that their genuine caring and desire to help others is part of the reason they have such a tough job. I also know that sometimes therapy, in particular the more behaviour-based therapies like CBT, can truly help particular individuals with specific problems in some notable ways.

But therapists themselves are usually the first to admit that many times, the conventional medical paradigm that most therapy fits into simply isn’t adequate to define the true causes of mental health issues, which is the first, necessary step to truly resolving them.

That’s because mental health issues encompass far more than a person’s mind; they can also be caused by physical, energetic, ‘body’ issues (more on that another time), and also, crucially, by spiritual issues including a profound sense of purposelessness, meaningless, loss of resilience, out-of-control anxiety and fear and despair – all things that occur in great quantities when people have no idea why they’re actually alive, or that God’s running the show.

To come back to depression, holistically-speaking there are a few things that cause it:

 

  • PHYSICALLY – getting stuck in the homolateral energy state, where a person’s reserves of physical strength are literally operating at less than 50% of what they optimally should be.
  • EMOTIONALLY – spending too much time with negative, critical, uncaring and uncompassionate people. And
  • SPIRITUALLY – failing to count your blesses, ie, ingratitude.

 

Biologically-speaking, when the body is producing the chemicals for the feeling of gratitude, it can’t also produce the chemicals for the feeling of ‘depression’ at the same time, because these chemicals use the same receptors in the body. Once the gratitude chemical has ‘docked’, depression has nowhere to go.

So next time someone tells you they’re feeling sad, depressed, suicidal, even, if you really want to help them, tell them all this stuff. Tell them how great regular exercise is for getting out of depression, explain how they need to work out WHO is triggering their depressions to avoid a repeat in the future, and help them to see the tremendous good they still have in their lives.

I know that many people benefit from therapy simply because it gives them someone caring to talk to, and benefit from medications simply because it gives them a break from their inner chaos. But if we want answers and solutions for mental health issues that really work, and that really address the causes at their root, it may be time to admit that cosy as the therapist’s couch, it’s not the whole solution.