DiCarlo: In your view, what are the implications of all that we've discussed in terms of improving quality of life and also of human potential?
Cohen: The native Americans have this wonderful term for health, it's "all my relations." What they mean when they say that, is that we should learn to live in such a way that we feel at home in our environment. That we feel a sense of kinship, not only with our human relations, but with the earth itself, with plants, animals. I see that as very much a goal in Qi Gong healing, achieving that same state of mind.
Qi Gong and the study of energetic interactions can restore community. And I am using community in a very broad sense. Community not only among humans, but between humans and their natural environment. There are so many hidden things in our technological society that tend to disturb that harmony. It's not enough to simply practice Qi Gong and think that is going to do the whole trick. Know about the effects of high tension wires, the effects of geomagnetic or sunspot activity on states of mind. The journal Subtle Energies a couple of years ago had an article on a measurable connection between geomagnetic activity and crime. So there are many hidden variables in our environment and in our technology that can disturb the functioning of a healthy community. We need to learn about these things, know how to protect ourselves against harmful pathogenic influences, how to create change in our society towards health, community and caring,and we need to, of course, work on ourselves with practices like Qi Gong.
Excerpted from the book Towards A New World View: Conversations At The Leading Edge with Russell E. DiCarlo. The 377-page book features new and inspiring interviews with 27 paradigm pioneers in the fields of medicine, psychology, economics, business, religion, science, education and human potential. Featuring: Willis Harman, Matthew Fox, Joan Boysenko, George Leonard, Gary Zukav, Robert Monroe, Hazel Henderson, Fred Alan Wolf, Peter Senge, Jacquelyn Small, Elmer Green, Larry Dossey, Carolyn Myss, Stan Grof, Rich Tarnas, Marilyn Ferguson, Marsha Sinetar, Dr. Raymond Moody, Stephen Covey and Peter Russell.
Russell E. DiCarlo is a medical writer, author, lecturer and workshop leader who's focus is on personal transformation, consciousness research and the fields of energy and anti-aging medicine. His forthcoming book is entitled "The Definitive Guide To Anti-Aging Medicine" (1998, Future Medicine Publishing). DiCarlo resides in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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