It’s been 20+ years since I read the book, but I recall (accurately I hope) that William Bramley/“The Gods of Eden” said something similar at the end of his book along the lines of, “If you see a white light coming from the sky to ‘advise’ or ‘help’ you, RUN from it as fast as you can.” So often advice, etc. emanates from a limited and biased worldview, or is simply an opinion, when it isn’t put out there to deliberately muddy the waters, as much New Age stuff seems to be.I was just thinking about the marvelous life-coaches / New Age teachers in past-decades: if they offer you bliss and harmony and love and light and a general amazing experience totaling in - they promise - a change in your life.. My answer to that offer is, if you ever meet such person selling bliss:
This “back of our necks” idea made me think of the “knot at top of spine” in session: November 7, 1994In Mouravieff's Gnosis series we are given to understand that experiencing various shocks, dealing more or less directly with negative emotions, programs and experiences - can induce a very real sensation of heat in the backs of our necks. Just as though there is a very real 'burning off of the dross' that occurs in us on an energetic level.
Q: (L) I would like to know what is the origin and meaning of the Biblical story of the "mark of Cain"? Was it a physical mark?
A: Knot at top of spine.
Q: (L) Well, what did the mark of Cain signify?
Q: (L) Jealousy of whom?
A: All humans.
Q: (L) Was there a group of people who were set apart by this mark?
A: No. All it is is one of your shortcomings genetically engineered by the Lizards.
One author I've read proposed a model he calls The 4 Horsemen: 1-Envy, 2-Jealousy, 3-Rivalry and 4-Malice.
In his analysis: Envy is wanting what others have. Jealousy is wanting be what others are. Rivalry is wanting to be better than (and subdue) another. Malice is wanting to annihilate/murder the rival (not necessarily by using force, for example, destroying a reputation or one's self-esteem can be sufficiently damaging). His Four Horsemen are a spiral ladder, beginning with mundane envy but, if the negative act/emotion of envy/wanting is not corrected, it can ascend to jealousy then rivalry and culminate in malice.
If thought is energy, and energy can be neither created nor destroyed, just transformed, then it could make sense that the body is (in part) a communication device. Thoughts may materialize into symptoms neurovegetatively (for example into a sensation of ache or pain) or physically (for example into a symptom such as tendonitis or a wart). The nature and location of the symptom could be clues (symbolic) pointing to thoughts or ideas we harbor that are detrimental to our well-being or progress.Also maybe the region or organ where the pain is experienced may be symbolic.
For example, my arm was once completely paralyzed for three days. I sat, and a thought popped into my head, assuring me that my entire life was NOT completely wasted, all my past choices were NOT completely wrong. IMMEDIATELY, the paralysis disappeared. I hypothesize that I was "paralyzed" by regret, and when the thoughts of regret evaporated the physical symptom also went away.