Long Hair, Intelligence and Longevity

I have cut my hair three times in the past two years and each time I noticed a loss of more than just my hair.  It felt like a loss of connectivity with the environment,  and the loss of a sweet refined -satvic (divine, pure, and spiritual) balance, that facilatates a unique channel of awareness. I took special note of this loss, because  I use subtle levels of awareness to locate luminous places in the wilderness, and short hair, for me, disturbs a superior and natural environmental rapport.

Take a look at these links for more information related to hair:        Intelligence          

Unique Channel of Awareness          UV thru hair (similar to fiber optics).- vitamin D synthesis requires UV light

Girls in elementary school are frequently smarter than boys of the same age. Women tend to live longer than men. Is this related to long hair?

See my previous blogs: 5/21/13  Feathers and Hair   6/13/14  ESD Long Hair and Barefoot

The worlds fifth largest religion, Sikhism (of India) encourages all of its members to grow long hair, and thereby absorb divine energy, and improve mental fitness. 

 (c) Paul C Adams 2014                       updated: 10/19/14


Our word “ion” represents a charged particle, originally defined by the Greeks, and refers to the electrical characteristics of amber, which when rubbed produces electrically (electrostatic) charged objects.

Air ions are molecules of oxygen that have either an extra electron (negative ion), or lack of an electron (positive). The atmosphere we breathe is a constantly changing “soup” of air ions,containing both positive and negative ions, ratios of these polarities, principally of oxygen, moving at various speeds, and living for a very short period of time. They loss their charge by transferring it to another atom or molecule.

“Energetic air” is my own term to describe an atmosphere that has a higher ratio of negative (than positive) ions of oxygen, and corresponds with an experience (for most people) of increased vitality and awareness.  “Enervated air” is my term to describe the opposite, where positive air ions are dominant, and the experience is usually of fatigue and drowsiness (stuffy air).

 I found the letters  IO within the Greek word for the Son (Jesus), written as Uiou, and this might have been the way the Son was first written to the pages of the New Testament. I believe the pronunciation for this is as our word “you”. Long ago there was no letter Y and instead the letter i was used, thus you was spelled iou.  The Greek letters I O are very interesting and in my article, “Skylight of the Mind” I explore mystical interpretations of I O .

(c) Paul C Adams 2014               updated: 10-13-14

Climate Change and Energetic Air

Walking in northern California wilderness parks I have enjoyed observing tree ring patterns on logs that cross trails. I collected photos of these and they reveal a pattern consistent throughout this part of northern California. Rings of the most recent years are very thin, and are thin as far back as twenty years. Fifty to seventy five years ago the rings are much thicker, and at 100 to 150 years ago they are five to ten times thicker than the thin rings of the present. I found a chart of California rainfall   [San Jose Mercury News: "200 Hundred Year Drought"]  that covers the last 1200 years and an approximate correlation with the tree rings is apparent. 

All of the parks were logged in the past, and thus the thinning of forest areas probably allowed greater growth to young trees of that time: the rings probably would have been wider. In addition, the winters were much wetter, and the combination of these factors resulted in thicker rings.

Forest groves in northern California, which I visit frequently, no longer support the high quality energetic air of past years; this a personal experience, that is very obvious and some what sad. These groves had an atmosphere that was very robust with a vibrant “champagne” of energetic air, and it is absent. This special quality of air ionization is, I believe, is due to radon gas that is transpired by the leaves of the trees, and surrounds the area close to the forest. However, due to extreme drought conditions these forests are drying out, and no longer transpire very much water or radon gas, and thus the sweet experience of energetic air is lost. The loss of energetic air will also affect the local weather, for the air ions play an important role in “seeding” clouds and creating various atmospheric conditions.

See my blog: “Tree Rings”  May 27 2013  and “Tree Rings Reference Photos” link .

(c) Paul C Adams 2014                updated: 10/7/14


Supernova to Energetic Air

I am amazed to realize that the air ions (energetic air) we breathe and enjoy are the result of power originating in a supernova explosion.

 Most of the air ions in the lower atmosphere are created by ionizing radiation, or alpha particles generated by radon gas, seeping out of the ground, water, and also via transpiration of plants and trees. Radon can be carcinogenic when inhaled or consumed; however, in tiny concentrations, as is found in most locations, it is relatively harmless, and acts to energize the air.

As we know, radon comes from radium, and radium from uranium, and these are found in low concentrations, in the soil and earth, water and sea, everywhere. As the transmutation of these elements occur, ionizing radiation ionizes the air, creating energetic air.

At low elevations our primary natural “ionizer” is radon gas, and its power originates with uranium and the supernova that created it !

 In this way, the power of a former sun is providing energy (nuclear) for our planet, that warms it from within. It has also given us energetic air, negative ions of oxygen, found in the wilderness (areas free of pavement and buildings that cover the ground) and can help to illuminate our mind (energetic air = more alpha brain waves, greater in amplitude, plus more coherent ) and also, for most people energetic air promotes both optimism and enthusiasm.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014


Drought and The Air We Breathe

California is in a condition called “exceptional drought”, the most severe condition of drought defined. The lack of rain has serious consequences for the air, as it is not cleaned via rain that washes it, and high levels both dust and smog are the result. Negative air ions (energetic air) cannot exist in dusty and polluted air. Furthermore, the rains normally generate very high levels of energetic air, which will not exist without the rains. In addition, the forests and plants no longer transpire as much: evaporation of water from leaves for cooling – radon  might be  transpired via leaves with water.  Nor do empty lakes and reservoirs, and thus ionization via naturally occurring radioactive radon, (radon and its alpha particles are the source of most of our energetic air,negative ions of oxygen, found in the lower atmosphere) is dramatically reduced.

It is bad enough to breathe dusty and polluted air, yet with long term drought  energetic air is lost, and this can have a significant impact on health and well being. The cilia of the bronchia are stimulated to increased action by energetic air and this helps clear the throat and lungs: without this stimulation, via air ions, pulmonary congestion and breathing difficulties are more likely. Depression of mood will occur as levels of energetic air drop to zero and below (to the opposite, which is enervated air , full of “posi-ions”, as found in the “witches winds”: Santa Ana Winds, Chinook and Foehn). For many people awareness  and the ability to think clearly could be impaired, due to a fascinating relationship between brain serotonin and air ions (Albert Krueger and Eddie Reed, University of California at Berkeley).  Also, see:  Astronauts Experience the Dangers of De-ionized Air.

What can we do about this? See my previous blogs for specific recommendations. Electronic air purifiers – ionizers are one of the best options, if you can find a good one. These devices need to be evaluated and graded, and the results published online. See link to  Negative Ions .

 More Information:   Drought, Air Ions and Health

(c) Paul C Adams 2014             updated: 9/15/14


“A Strange Experience”

John Muir was sitting on North Dome in Yosemite and suddenly had a premonition: a friend was in Yosemite Valley. He hiked for about eight miles, first down the mountain and then into Yosemite valley and checked with the register of the Hotel. Sure enough, his friend and former college professor was there.

John Muir had been sketching all day, by himself, sitting on a major promontory – dome, with a spectacular view over western Yosemite. You can find this account in: “My First Summer in the Sierra”, chapter 7, by John Muir.

Ansel Adams photographed Yosemite and the Sierra mountains with an amazing ability to capture the mystical and enchanting qualities that John Muir so vividly describes.

Paul C Adams 2014

Natural Places of Power in the American West

The following description of a luminous location, in northern California, is from my book, “Natural Places of Power in the American West”, and will be published in the future. My blog and website serve as a primer to understand this presentation, for it does include new concepts and unusual channels of perception; additional definitions and explanations are provided in the book.

I spent three years living in the forest with a backpack. I did have a part time job, and walked to work. The site described below was a place I experienced both day and night, many times. It is a very special site, being small and powerful, of consistent qualities, and located near an earthquake fault.

August 2004:      Here we find a clear mental energy, solid, linear, and vital. It is accompanied by a strong forward momentum. Decisively yang; however it is not full bodied, instead it is rather narrow. I feel a beam like quality, almost sharp. I have visited this location many times and I find the qualities to be very consistent. I venture to guess this is a geo-energy, the qualities are different than technology generated powers. At a location such as this, on the edge of town, it is necessary to distinguish between man made EMF, ultrasound (sonar) and naturally occurring energies: experience makes this possible.

The vegetation and foliage here is not unique and yields no hints about the current. Perhaps an earthquake fault lies below, and piezo-electric (PZ) currents are oozing upward. It facilitates the thinking process significantly, gracing one with an ease of logical, rational thoughts and a clarity of consciousness.

The forward momentum of the current is definite and dynamic, not peaceful. It is distinctly energetic and couples (interfaces) to my own personal energy with a perfect appropriateness.- a kind of linkage rarely so finely matched and balanced. Many species of wildlife abound here, year round, and they seem very communicative, birds singing and so forth.

The site is on the edge of town, where the forest and wilderness begins: a special place: a doorway between worlds. Some people fear one world or the other: the one of wild animals and dark forests, or the other of vehicles, strangers and noise. Is town our real home, or is it actually the forest?

Many forms of life abound here, year round, and all species seem very happy. Once, when I was camping in the area a wild bobcat visited me. I was inside my small tent looking out the door when suddenly the bobcat appeared. I was not afraid, nor was he, and we looked into each others eyes for what seemed like five to ten seconds. He stood outside the tent door opening, motionless, and looking directly at me. It was an extraordinary rapport, a trans-species silent communication free of fear or aggression. No more than two feet separated me from this large, wild cat, and still I felt no fear, apparently he was only curious, and after the encounter he slowly moved back into the forest.

 During the late hours of the night I use to walk from the illuminated streets of town into the darkness of this wilderness forest. I was going from my human world, of fellow human beings and paved sidewalks into the dark unknown, and fear touched me each and every time. Fear of the darkness and unknown. However, within half an hour the fear had vanished, to be replaced by serenity, contentedness, and peace as I settled into the forest for the night. Furthermore, I knew I was home, it was my real home, and with all the delightful sights, sounds and smells of nature permeating me and suffusing me with a refreshing experience, one that reminded me of something way back in time, way back in genetic memory, something deep down in my own psyche: unfortunately this is lost and forgotten in city life.

Then I return, walking from the wilderness back into the city, and again fear appears, as I transit the doorway back into the city. Now it is the world of the humans I fear: loud sounds, fast moving vehicles, the approach of unpredictable strangers, and the strong smells that I take in with each breath. Once again, within half an hour of walking into the city environment, my fears vanish, and I start to feel the city is my home, a very familiar place where I am with fellow humans, pursuing common interests and goals.

October 2004:    Today I walked all around the area of this site trying to determine its size. It is one of the smallest sites I have found to date. The active area is about 75 feet in diameter and the above noted qualities diminish as one leaves this zone. There are several ground level sandstone protrusions found at its center. This is a level place, well above the creek channel below. I went on a hike throughout the surrounding area, as much as a mile away, and the qualities changed and dimmished, yet were still perceptible. The geology of this area is a real curiosity. In some areas there are small hills and canyons, excavated long ago, yet still perceptible as quarries. Also, the area is distinguished as a bird sanctuary, and is vibrantly alive with an extraordinary variety of animal life. The current here corresponds with the sweet natural beauty and liveliness of the forest.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014


Divine Light

Genesis 1: 3  And God said,  “Let there be light,”  and there was light.

John 8: 12   “I am the Light of the world”  Jesus

Acts 9: 3   As he (Saul – Paul) neared  Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Matthew 6:22  “The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”


Paul C Adams 2014                    updated: 9-3-14


Luminous People

I flew via jet from San Jose to Los Angeles, and then to Palm Springs. While waiting to catch the bus, I found myself with a small group pf people, all headed to a meditation retreat center near Desert Hot Springs. While sitting on a lawn, close to these people, I felt as if I were near a luminous place, as found in some wilderness locations. My mind was becoming clear, focused, coherent calmness filled me, and I felt very content. I knew the effect was caused by the people, who were experienced with meditation, and unconsciously they were inducing a “meditative state of being” to those near them. The contrast for me, from Los Angeles and airports, stressed and tense, to that of the meditation, peaceful and serene was very dramatic. Contrast is an important element for recognizing luminous places, or people.

There are many natural locations which can induce a powerful meditative state of consciousness: the quality of this state is different that induced by luminous people. The wilderness locations are primal and elemental, they yield coherence but not the subtle sweetness and living vibrance of human luminosity. There are degrees of fine tuning, delicate and precise, found with luminous people, especially those who practice meditation, and these qualities can be perceived by people nearby.

Not everyone is consciously aware of the subtle environmental energies which can set their mood and focus of attention. Most people take these changes as their own, and do not trace the origin; they do not identify the multiple channels and environmental powers that affect them. Sensitivity has been lost in the stress and pressures of modern life. However, Sensitivity can be developed by diet, meditation, and time in the wilderness. Actually, this is a process that is simply returning the natural and original sensitivity of a young child.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014


Chanting and Singing

1975    Salton Sea, California         I was driving back from Mexico, and entered California via Mexicali and Calexico, heading north until reaching the southern boundary of the Salton Sea. I saw a large rock promontory off the road to the left; it was intriguing and seemed powerful.

Don Jose encouraged me to start chanting and suggested I begin alone, in the wilderness, where nature was beautiful. This site attracted me, and so I parked, and hiked to the formation, climbed up almost to the top, and sat down with my Taos pueblo drum and a rattle.The view out over the Salton Sea was awesome and inspiring. I was alone, and could see for miles in all directions.

I began drumming and humming, then trying a few words, then scagging and humming again: It was exhilarating and fun. The pulse and beat of the drum generate power, the chanting focuses the mind and heart to the moment, and multiple sound resonance’s  rapport with everything, harmonizing, unifying and healing. I could feel the energy of the environment pulsating through me, singing along in spirit, as if this place enjoyed my presence and expressed itself with me, sharing an uplifting enthusiasm.

The visionary experience can be guided, fine tuned and directed via chanting and drumming. Don Jose was a master of this ability, and employed it at all of his ceremonies. Bruce Lamb in his book, “Wizard of the Upper Amazon” reveals this technique, which is still employed by some Amazonian shamans.

Today, in modern cultures we have stereo sound systems or headphones, and access to an amazing variety of recorded music, songs and chants. This technology and its effects is a similar avenue, and can provide a guidance system for inner journeys activated via breathing methods, meditation, hypnosis, and luminous places in the wilderness.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014