Hair Is An Extension Of The
Nervous System Why Indians Keep Their Hair
Long By C. Young
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
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 my husband 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 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 survival.
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
Serious casualities 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 consistantly 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
Here 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 audible.
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
This same man, after
having passed these and other tests, then
received a military haircut and consistantly
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
rephotographed 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
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 in the Bible has a lot of encoded truth
to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampson\'s hair,
the once undefeatable Sampson was defeated.