Tips on Keeping Mind and Body Young
By Jesse Anson Dawn
Jesse Anson Dawn, author of the national award-winning book, Never “Old,” plus
The Rejuvenator’s Bible, speaks out about a most stirring subject: how to
counteract the unwanted effects of “aging.”
Presently answering the question:
“There are forms of mysticism that certain indigenous people use to combat aging. Can you tell us more about your experience with that?”
Indeed I can, as again I find myself exercising the time-honored practice (be it “mystical” or “soulful” or “natural”) that uses the joyful shouting of the “ooooos!”— “ahhhhhhs!” and “iiiii-yi-yiiiiiiis” I call vowel movements. Regularly doing this “give a hoot!” thing because I know that tension release via blissful, heartfelt delight is truly rejuvenating.
But due to the stiffness of “society,” such zany outbursts (if done in a public place that’s not a concert or dancehall) can make one appear a bit psychotic, so I limit my ecstatic eruptions to when I’m alone (in an especially beautiful place), or when I’m solo and driving my van, or naturally at a musical (reggae) event, or sometimes when I feel the soulful aphrodisiac of making love.
Recently, at this remote place in the Philippines (where I presently live), I’ve noticed that the indigenous people here (most of whom appear amazingly young and childlike for their age) often greet each other by shouting “woooooo!” (joyfully, as if they just dove into a pool of warm water). And then the intended receiver hollers back with a cheerful “woooo!”— call as an answer, usually smiling, and oftentimes offering the greeter help to carry a load.
Maybe we could call this practice a wooo-call/vowel-movement, soulful hellooooo! But whatever it’s labeled matters little, for the obvious good thing about these friendly outbursts is their pacifying-rejuvenating effect.
Indeed we can learn much from the ancient, soul-reviving practices of indigenous people, and my ongoing research among them may continue forward for many decades.
In regards to the self-renewing practices of a mystical ”Indian” type of person, a classic character who comes to mind is Don Juan, the duly famous Mexican Yaqui Indian “brujo” who is described as a virtually ageless “sorcerer.”
Near the end of Castaneda’s wonderful book, Tales of Power, Don Juan Is quoted as saying this about the universally-awesome power of agelessness:
“A sorcerer who is in possession of the totality of himself, can direct the parts of his cluster to join in any conceivable way. The force of life is what makes all that shuffling possible.”
And indeed the re-shuffling self-renewal that Castaneda’s Don Juan calls “the force of life,” is the very same Creative Energy (i.e., Creationary Energy, i.e., CE) that I have long tried to explain the rejuvenating power of in my books and articles. Yes, it’s those omnipresent specks of light (visible with eyes open or closed) that can be mentally clustered together to self-renew skin and tissue via what I have come to call Inity Self Massage.
But it seems that clearly revealing the truly powerful effects of “force of life”/creative energy (on the mind-body) is not the simple, boom-bang-stitch-splat quick-fix that most people are programmed to expect. Nevertheless, all that really matters (to a TRUE YOUTHMAN like me) is that CE self-massage REALLY WORKS, and it works far, far beyond mere surgery (or the myriad of relatively useless chemo-gimmicks).
Perhaps the core difficulty in explaining soul-to-body power to the masses can be summed up in Castaneda’s memorable declaration that “real personal power provides according to your impeccability….” And indeed it does, for the true virtue of what Castaneda translates as “impeccability” may take many decades to fully achieve. But I DO keep working on it, and (thankfully) it keeps working better and better all the time…
All of which can be summed up musically in a recent song-poem of mine I call:
The Mystic Flies Again
I’ve tried to teach people
how to reveal,
great mysteries of life,
and true powers to heal,
I’ve tried to teach how
to enjoy the whole Earth,
via writing and music,
and true ways of rebirth,
As I lift up my head,
and look straight ahead,
forwarding this great journey,
so spiritually led...
Jesse is presently on a long sabbatical in the Philippines, thus he is not readily available for his Hawaii Island seminars. He can be communicated with in Asia by emailing Jesseisforreal@yahoo.com
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