information about hair has been hidden from the public since
the Viet Nam War .
Our culture leads people to
believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference,
that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience,
and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic
issue. Back in the Viet Nam war however, an entirely
different picture emerged, one that has been carefully
covered up and hidden from public view.
In the early nineties, Sally [name
changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed
psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked
with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress
disorder. Most of them had served in Viet Nam.
Sally said, " I remember clearly
an evening when he came back to our apartment on Doctor's
Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his
hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain classified
studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from
the contents. What he read in those documents completely
changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle
of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut
them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do
it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed
his example. As I read the documents, I learned why. It
seems that during the Viet Nam War special forces in the war
department had sent undercover experts to comb American
Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough
young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain.
They were especially looking for
men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking
abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected
men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and
With the usual enticements, the
well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some
of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted,
an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they
had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously
disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as
expected in the field.
Serious causalities and failures
of performance led the government to contract expensive
testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.
When questioned about their
failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied
consistently that when they received their required military
haircuts, they could no longer 'sense' the enemy, they could
no longer access a 'sixth sense' , their 'intuition' no
longer was reliable, they couldn't 'read' subtle signs as
well or access subtle extrasensory information.
So the testing institute recruited
more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and
tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men
together who had received the same scores on all the tests.
They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and
gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men
retook the tests.
Time after time the man with long
hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with
the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously
scored high scores.
is a typical test:
The recruit is sleeping out in the
woods. An armed 'enemy' approaches the sleeping man. The
long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong
sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is
close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are
In another version of this test
the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits
that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows
his 'sixth sense' and stays still, pretending to be
sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and 'kills' him as
the attacker reaches down to strangle him.
This same man, after having passed
these and other tests, then received a military haircut and
consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that
he had previously passed.
So the document recommended that
all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In
fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long. "
The mammalian body has evolved
over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal
at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly
coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities
of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has
highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well
being of the body as a whole. The body has a reason for
every part of itself.
Hair is an extension of the
nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized
nerves, a type of highly evolved 'feelers' or 'antennae'
that transmit vast amounts of important information to the
brainstem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.
Not only does hair in people,
including facial hair in men, provide an information highway
reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the
electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer
environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when
a person is photographed with long hair and then
re-photographed after the hair is cut.
When hair is cut, receiving and
sending transmissions to and from the environment are
greatly hampered. This results in numbing-out.
Cutting of hair is a contributing
factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local
ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to
insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes
to sexual frustration.
In searching for solutions for the
distress in our world, it may be time for us to consider
that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in
error. It may be that a major part of the solution is
looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves
in the mirror.
The story of Sampson and Delilah
from the Bible has a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When
Delilah cut Sampson's hair, the once undefeatable Sampson