Does Long Hair Improve Psychic Capabilities?
Indigenous cultures have often connected long hair to psychic capabilities or improved intuition. Allegedly, the infamous Choctaw and Navajo Native American scouts of the Vietnam War, known as the “Code Talkers,” attributed their extra sensory capabilities to their long hair. According to these recruits, who were forced to cut their hair, their intuition dimmed with short hair, rendering them less effective as trackers.
Long Hair and Improved Intuition: Myth or Fact?
Western science is still catching up to Eastern and mystical knowledge. Currently, Western science considers hair to be dead. However, knowledge of the subtle body is growing. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that hair picks up on and transfers subtle information.
In biblical mythology, Samson, also known as the “Strong Man,” was forbidden to cut his hair; his long hair was considered a testament of his dedication to God. In the stories of Samson, his strength is connected to his hair length.
Is Hair Alive?
The short answer, according to modern science, is “no.” Hair is dead by the time it is long enough to poke out through the skin. Yet, according to a study published at the University of Illinois, Chicago, “the hair cells of the inner ear have a previously unknown “root” extension that may allow them to communicate with nerve cells and the brain to regulate sensitivity to sound vibrations and head position, researchers have discovered.” Perhaps our medical technologies are unable to identify the “root” of other types of hair follicles at this time.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “your hair begins growing from a root in the bottom of the follicle. The root is made up of cells of protein. Blood from the blood vessels in your scalp feeds the root, which creates more cells and makes the hair grow.” Quantum physics unveils the connectivity of all things, from our cells to the outside world: why would the hair-brain-heart connection be any different?
Sensory Capabilities: Whiskers Versus Hair
Hair serves different evolutionary purposes: whiskers, ground fur and guard fur are meant to 1) pick up environmental information, 2) keep animals warm, and 3) protect against the elements, respectively. While all made of keratin, whiskers have measurable innervation, meaning they send important information to the nervous system and brain (i.e., large object to the left!). Common knowledge considers human hair incapable of sending information even though it is also keratin, albeit much thinner.
Intelligent Hair: A Social Experiment
Consider for a moment this social experiment: stand behind someone who is unaware of your presence and place your hand close to their head of hair, moving closer and closer to their hair until you barely touch it (obviously, try this on someone you know). When do they become aware of your presence?
Often, the subject of this experience will acknowledge your presence (hopefully without too much surprise) either just before you touch their hair or as you touch their hair.
You may also try growing your hair yourself. Let us know if you feel more “in tune” in six months.
Why Does Hair “Stand on End”?
Everyday Health states that, “goose bumps are the result of a reflex that makes the muscles attached to the base of each hair follicle contract.” This reflex is triggered by adrenaline. Also known as “piloerection”, this evolutionary response in animals provides warmth (personal insulation via a layer of air) and protection (think of a Porcupine).
How to Take Care of Your Hair Antennae
Yogi Bhajan famously taught students to repair split ends with almond oil at night to repair and maintain hair antennae.
Improve Your Intuition, Regardless
If you are interested in honing your psychic capabilities, with or without long hair, try your eyes at remote viewing.
Study Seeks to Find Scientific Evidence for Clairvoyance
A groundbreaking new study seeks to scientifically validate an ability we may all be born with, clairvoyance.
Clairvoyance, or the ability to perceive beyond the physical sense of sight, has been documented in almost every culture across all time. And yet it, like other psychic abilities, has often been feared, misunderstood, and disbelieved. Today, an ever-growing interest in extended perception has motivated researchers to scientifically study the phenomenon.
Helané Wahbeh ND, MCR, is the Director of Research at the Institue of Noetic Sciences (IONS), which investigates transcendent human experiences through rigorous scientific study. Dr. Wahbeh and her team recently conducted a study into clairvoyance.
“Clairvoyance is a historic term, it’s been used for a very long time, and it specifically means ‘clear seeing,’ but really it is this extended perception of being able to perceive beyond our physical sense of sight,” Dr. Wabeh said. “This shows up in different ways for people, some people actually see colors, they see supposed other beings that don’t have physical bodies, other people see in their mind’s eye. So, they might receive information or visuals from other people, from things around them that they wouldn’t be able to possibly know with their traditional five senses.”
Cyndi Dale is an energy healer and intuitive who has experienced clairvoyant abilities throughout her entire life.
“So there are many, many different ways that somebody can get a clairvoyant image or vision,” Dale said. “One of the ways is at night, sometimes they’re in dreams, sometimes in color or in black and white. Some people get their visions when they’re daydreaming. Sometimes the pictures that come in are futuristic, they’re about pre-destiny or something that could happen. Many times I find that the visions are about history, what’s occurred, or they’re psychological and they’re explaining what is. Being clairvoyant is complicated because it’s not just about receiving, it’s about how do you work with the images, how do you interact with them?”