Speculative Aspects Of Organic Germanium
Transcending The Mind - Entering
The esoteric traditions of East and West tell us
that we, as conscious entities, are more than the mind. In fact, one
of the fundamental illusions that has been stamped upon our brains is
that the physical is all that is real. So-called transcendental or altered
states of consciousness connect us with other dimensions available to
us, that we can relate to with senses other than simply the logical
mind. These types of experiences are not as rare or weird as often thought
- most of us have felt uncommonly moved by the awe of a violent storm,
the silence of a beautiful sunset, the might of a roaring river, exhilaration
of speed in skiing or running, those times when so totally relaxed that
we just seem to "melt" and time stands still. These "peak
experiences" have been felt by most of us. What we may not have
realized is that this experience of reality is probably more "true"
than our usual fear-dominated everyday mode of trials and tribulations
which keeps us on an endless wheel of mental gymnastics and regurgitation.
The upsurge in interest in phenomena which are not
easily understandable by ordinary logic has led to the active participation
by many in meditation and spiritual practices which attune and access
qualities which have been named psychic, intuitive, feminine - those
parts of our being which can foretell disaster many miles away, which
can "feel" the breeze, marvel at the sunset, and intuit what
is "going on" in another person. To develop and pay attention
to the intuitive, the spiritual, is not to refute science or logic.
Rather, all of these aspects of consciousness represent the sum total
of our developed awareness.
When physicists in this century were confronted
with a paradigm which didn't conform to currently respected dogma, they
literally had to declare ignorance - what had appeared to be simply
could not be so, according to the rules of physics. This had led physicists
to adopt a position more familiar in the past to that of the philosophers
or mystics - that much of the way we view reality is an illusion. Much
of western science is based upon the premise of an objective observer
- this premise has been shown to be untrue. There is no such thing as
an isolated, objective observer. Every particle, action, person, thing,
is interconnected to the rest of the universe. This has led to the development
of what has been called the holistic paradigm, a way of looking at things
in their entirety - remembering that the whole is not simply the sum
of all the separate parts.
Men of vision who have spanned the worlds of vision
and science have always been with us and we benefit from the legacy
of their ability to "see" beyond the obvious, to "imagine"
things that simply could not be explained. In their time, Copernicus
and Galileo were ridiculed for postulating that the Earth was not the
centre of the universe. Leonardo da Vinci had the vision to design a
flying machine centuries before this marvel became a reality. Kekule
literally "dreamed" the vision from whence came the resonance
theory in chemistry. Even the discovery of penicillin can be partly
attributed to the farsightedness of Alexander Fleming not throwing away
the fuzzy petri dish with the white mould growing on it. Almost all
the great discoveries were probably thought impossible at the time they
were proposed. This simply reflects the limited capacity of our left-brain
to go beyond what is known into the unknown. Science at its essence
is a great leap into and exploration of the unknown. True expansive
science, which utilizes all our faculties, is at one with magic, alchemy,
the historical pursuit of great art and creation.
The Healing Abilities Of Organic
Germanium Defy Normal Logic
Organic Germanium appears to be able to effect
therapeutic benefit in almost every illness imaginable. This in itself
makes this substance highly suspect to our sceptical mind - it almost
seems too good to be true, and therefore could be considered to be yet
another phoney "miracle" cure. However, in this case, the
rigorous scientific evidence to date of its efficacy pinpoints properties
which are proven and understandable scientifically. Therefore we have
measured and can verify organic Germanium's immune-enhancing, oxygen-enriching,
free radical scavenging, and analgesic properties. Good. But, what if
we go beyond the purely logical, measurable entities and entertain speculation
about other non-physical properties about this element Germanium which
may help to explain some of its "elixir"-like qualities? It
is not necessary to believe in esoterica to entertain speculation -
merely to suspend disbelief. The truth is that we don't really know
all there is to know about Germanium - perhaps in speculating we will
come closer to the truth and discover more of its secrets.
Is Organic Germanium An Elixir?
Dr. Asai had the original insight and conceived
the idea of organic Germanium being of therapeutic value in the body,
and also worked for decades as a researcher to actually synthesize the
organic form of this element. Dr. Asai says in his book about this substance:
"...my connection with germanium started
by chance, certainly, but I cannot help perceiving there a working
of some supernormal inevitability....when I review the seventy-odd
years of my life, I seem to find a consistent thread or a command
from some outside source that transcends my own will which has determined
my continued research of this amazing compound....it is a substance
understandable only through high level meditative deliberations with
a highly sharpened mind....when I gaze upon the single crystal of
germanium with its silver-grey sheen, I have the illusion of seeing
my whole life crystallized in this substance; I also feel, on the
palm of my hand, the touch of a substance I am tempted to describe
as the fountain of life that fills the universe."
The notion of an elixir is as old as man himself.
It is the much sought-after quest for the philosopher's stone, of transmuting
base metals into gold, of the substance which if drunk, could grant
eternal youth and life. Is there substance to this quest, or are these
mere fairy tales? The alchemical formulae for the philosopher's stone
are well-guarded secrets granted only to those initiates entitled to
the knowledge; however, certain principles have come down to us through
the ages which offer a useful point of departure when attempting to
discuss organc Germanium as a potential elixir.
One criterium for the elixir substance is that it
be from the earth, an ore, a metal. Germanium certainly fulfils this
property. Also, that during its transmutation it be "fired"
to be purified. Germanium is extracted during the smelting of zinc and
copper ores. Continuing on in this vein, that during an intermediate
stage it be a white, crystalline substance, soluble in water. Organic
Germanium is a white crystalline substance, water soluble. Not being
an accomplished alchemist, I cannot talk with great authority of organic
Germanium being an elixir; however, I point out these qualities which
bear a striking resemblance to the age-old alchemical mysteries and
thus perhaps inspire contemplation of this element's ultimate potential.
What Does Number 32 Represent?
Dr. Asai consulted several noted religious and spiritual
experts on divination systems, all of whom independently asserted that
of number 32 "the substance is the origin of all creatures and
substances and forms the centre of all things in the universe and performs
In the Quabala, the western esoteric tradition of
magic (27), the numbers 3 + 2 add up to 5, which represents the sphere
of Gevurah, of precision and strength on the pillar of form of the Tree
of Life. Also, 32 represents four 8's, or 8 in the four worlds of the
Quabalistic system. The number 8 represents the sphere of Hod, which
represents the mind, the will, the magician, the healer, also upon the
pillar of form of the Tree of Life.
In the Chinese esoteric tradition, the numbers 3
and 2 represent the heaven and earth, and the energy moving and joining
them together could represent a great healing substance.
Germanium Is A Crystal
Crystals embody energies which can be effectively
channelled for insight and healing. The healing properties of crystals
are becoming well known, and many people are learning to attune and
utilize these healing energies for personal and planetary healing. The
healing nature of crystals is thought to be derived from "energy"
fields, which ultimately are a consequence of electrons creating these
energy fields (7). Organic Germanium in its solid form is a crystal,
and, of course, one of the most fundamental properties of Germanium
is its semi-conductor nature, its ability to donate and receive electrons
easily. Many of organic Germanium's healing properties may be due to
its intrinsic electronic qualities.
Germanium And Energy Fields
When attempting to rationalize how a substance can
actually work to alleviate the symptoms of many diverse illnesses, I
have over and over again returned to the concept of somehow altering
the electric potential, the energy field of an individual. In Chinese
medicine, chi or ki is the energy field. When an individual is sick,
his energy is "blocked", and treatments such as acupuncture
can "unblock" and bring his energy into alignment, or balance,
where healing can occur.
Could it be that organic Germanium is actually working
at a fundamental energy level of the body, helping to restore balance
to a system out of balance?
Recently some experimental results were communicated
to me by an electro-acupuncturist from Germany, who has been using methodology
according to Dr. Reinhold Voll, which has intricately calibrated settings
on the electrical scale with corresponding conditions. In these reported
electro-acupuncture experiments, various foods, flour, grain and bread
caused severe pain and allergic reaction. When the grain and flour were
soaked in Germanium water, the points were no longer painful and appeared
to reach equilibium. If, in addition to being soaked in Germanium water,
the bread, grain, flour and water were also placed in a magnetic field
of 40 hertz, the substances not only were not painful, but also insecticides
could no longer be detected.
Other experiments documenting organic Germanium's
biophysical properties have been performed (55), pointing to this substance's
ability to influence energetic and magnetic properties.
It is intriguing, albeit still premature, to link
Germanium's action with those of energetic healing phenomena which work
with the "subtle energy fields" of the body.