Guys... stop sending me messages asking for sources!! There are none! This is just something that's been floating around the internet recently. For all I know, it's completely made up.
I posted it because it's an interesting notion.
If it makes you think, job done. Even if that means thinking about how ridiculous you think it is!
Have an awesome day -RB
The Truth About Hair and why Indians would keep their hair long
Reported by C. Young
This 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 Vietnam 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 Vietnam.
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 Vietnam 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 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.
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 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 brain stem, 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 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 in the Bible has a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampson’s hair, the once undefeatable Sampson was defeated.
VEEEEEEEEEERY interesting!! Thank you SO much Rawbenny for sharing this!!
As a child, I always badly wanted to keep my hair long.
My mother kept wanting to cut it out instead.
I still remember how strongly i resented that... I'm so glad I'm letting my hair grow now.
Nick, I wonder how much better they could have been if they grew their hair out? ;)
Lol it's like when I see people who are incredible at their sport but they are eating total junk food. I just think man, if they were eating right, they would be scary good!
I am not so sure about this statement,
"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 brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex."
Do you have any evidence supporting this statement. From what I know of the structure of hair it is not enervated and is dead as the thread making up an article of clothing.
Also, I can't say I've noticed a trend of difference in "awareness" between short-haired and long-haired folk.
Totes maan! Long hair give supernatural shredding abilities for guitar \m/,
But seriously, hair has plenty of actual reasons for existing: protection from UV rays, aesthetics, prevention of chaffing and friction (in the case of pubic hair), wick pheromones from skin to the air. I just doubt that long hair gives us super abilities beyond what we attain through genetics, lifestyle and practice.
As a child i too didn't enjoy getting my hair cut but i also didn't like having to take baths or brush my teeth, does that mean i shouldn't bathe or brush? I think i mostly didn't like it because a haircut was something forced onto me, why would i, as a child, choose to cut my hair? That and big shiny scissors bearing down on me and snipping all around my head isn't exactly comfortable. Even the statement, "Let's go get your hair cut." cut? CUT! I don't want any part of myself cut!--as a child that's a scary word ... Now i still like long hair better than short for both men and women, however this is simply a matter of aesthetics, i rather like the natural look of it more than the sharp, conforming edges of haircuts even though my hair is currently short-shaggy.
I do find interesting the psychological attachment we have to our hair, i think this is largely due to the fact that it is what makes us more individual as far as visuals are concerned, if you ever look at military yearbooks where they all have the same military style buzz you'll know what i mean--they all look the same! (except the occasional person with an interesting nose).
I was the exact same way as a kid... still am. When I cut a fingernail (I also play guitar) I always hold on it it. I don't want to lose a piece of myself!
Thanks for contributing something thoughtful in addition to your affable sarcasm on page 3. ;)
I'm already convinced that psychic phenomena are real, so I'll entertain the notion that hair could be connected with that. But if I were placing a bet, I'd go with the commonsense adaptive explanations you listed.
yeah, that was funny.
I especially like how you quoted it and made a sparkly new post!
"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."
Hmm. I'm wondering what happens when the enemy has long hair too, lol. The one with the longest hair wins, lol. But why did women take an extra century just to get the vote, lol. And I hear Osama bin laden had long hair. The Navy Seals had almost none. What happened there?
Wouldn't it translate to athletic prowess? Hair lending insight, foresight, acuity enough to defeat the opponent. What then explains short haired or bald Usain Bolt, Michael Jordan, Mohamad Ali, Hank Aaron, lol.
LOL. Good response. Who knows, maybe Jordan would have dunked slightly better with dreads.
Maybe the purpose of hair is simply to protect the head from excessive sunlight during the day, and prevent heat loss at night.