Have you noticed all the facial hair
turning up in the media?
It does appear that beards are making a strong comeback.
is the pranic antenna.
It is energy, pure protein." --
hair fashions might be just a trend, but if
we investigate, we may find that we have been
depriving ourselves of one of the most valuable
sources of energy for human vitality." -- Yogi
is hair so rapidly replaced, cut after cut?
And why is it so difficult to keep from growing?
Hair is more important than we realize." -- H.
The health benefits of facial hair for men.
American male with unshorn head of hair.
Right: Sikh male with unshorn head of hair and full beard.
Note: Native American men tend to have little or no facial hair.
Why Native Americans Kept Their Hair Long
By C. Young
part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform
for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.
The body has a reason for every part of itself." -- C. Young
has been hidden from the public since the Vietnam War.
Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter
of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and-or
convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic
issue. Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture
emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from
In the early nineties, Sally (name changed to protect privacy) was
married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital.
He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.
Sally said, "I remember clearly an evening when my husband
came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle carrying a thick
official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages
of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock
from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed
his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road
husband grew his hair and beard
and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let
him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed
his example. As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that
during the Vietnam War, special forces in the war department had
sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking
for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily
through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with
outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being
approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented
as experts in tracking and survival.
With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used
to enroll new recruits, some of these, Native
American trackers, were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing
thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on
the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after
recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.
Serious casualties and failures of performance led the government
to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what
When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the
older recruits replied consistently that when they received their
required military haircuts, they could no longer 'sense' the enemy,
they could no longer access a 'sixth sense', their 'intuition' no
longer was reliable, they couldn't 'read' subtle signs as well or
access subtle extrasensory information.
So the testing institute recruited more Native American trackers,
let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas.
Then they would pair two men together who had received the same
scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep
his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the
two men retook the tests.
Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores.
Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in
which he had previously scored high scores.
Here is a typical test:
The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed 'enemy' approaches
the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep
by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy
is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are
In another version of this test the long haired man senses an approach
and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack.
He follows his 'sixth sense' and stays still, pretending to be sleeping,
but quickly grabs the attacker and 'kills' him as the attacker reaches
down to strangle him.
This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received
a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many
other tests that he had previously passed.
So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from
military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their
hair long." --
body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of humans
and animals at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly
coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man
and animals to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive
work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a
whole. The body has a reason for every part of itself. (Sikhs
consider body hair to be a special gift
from the Creator.)
Hair is an
extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized
nerves, a type of highly evolved 'feelers' or 'antennae' that transmit
vast amounts of important information to the brainstem, the limbic
system, and the neo cortex.
Not only does
hair, including facial
hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain,
hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the
brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian
photography when a person is photographed with long hair and
then re-photographed after the hair is cut.
is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment
are greatly hampered. This results in a numbing-out.
hair is a contributing factor to the unawareness of environmental
distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to
insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual
for solutions for the distress in our world, it's time for us to
consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are
in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking
at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror.
See also If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard.
Native Americans respected their hair.
native tribes even scalped their live enemies.
It appears this practice held much more significance than just
a bunch of 'savages' committing acts of barbarism." -- H.
The story of Sampson and Delilah in the Bible has a lot of encoded
truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampson’s hair, the once
undefeatable Sampson was defeated. More About
Your Hair. See also Concerning
The Tradition of Long Hair and Beards.