Mal de Ojo
There is a well-known disease in Latin America called mal
de ojo, or "evil eye." This ailment afflicts infants, causing diarrhea,
vomit, colic, and dehydration; and it is caused by looking at the child. Thats it,
simply looking. The out of control, unconscious energy of the adult is readily absorbed by
the sensitive child, and as the reverberation settles down, all kinds of perturbations are
created in the infants body.
There are two basic preventive measures that can be taken to avoid mal
de ojo. One can tie a red ribbon around the childs wrist or ankle; or one can
make every person who admires, or simply stares at, the child hold him/her, even if for
only a few seconds. The red ribbon holds the attention of the onlooker, distracting
his/her gaze from the child. Holding the child closes the energy flow, creating a
mini-circuit by which the energy put forth involuntarily by the adult is returned.
Much energy is sent out by our attention. In the low vibrational
energy level in which the machines automatic attentional level is carried we waste
energy, slowly yet constantly. This is why going to Disneyland is so tiring. It is not the
standing around and the walking. You can get energized from walking and standing still,
many Zen meditations are conducted in this manner. The tiredness comes from the
unconscious and indiscriminate way in which the visual attention is pulled from one place
to the next. At the end of the day, we have sent energy waves all over the place with
nothing but junk coming back into the system.
How does this happen? The waste occurs when, in the midst of our
daily comfortable dreamy activity, we see an object, a scene, or a person. We send energy
there through our attention. At the same time, of course, we do receive energy from that
which we see. These sense impressions are bursts of light that are received by us in more
or less the same way we receive food. Ok, thats clear enough. But, why should that
operation create energy waste?
Energy should be going and coming in order to close the circuit,
hence creating a synergetic state of affairs whereby the movement of energy keeps
increasing in flow intensity and in rate of vibration. When we look at an object with the
attention of the machine, we send a low-level vibration that is barely absorbed by the
object. This energy cannot come back to us, especially if we have already moved on to the
next attraction. We see a flower with minimal attention. The flower then cannot reflect
much energy back to us. Moreover, when we see the flower we dont see the flower but
merely our dreams, concepts, and experiences. We are constructing our feeble perception
out of dead material from the past. And we cannot command their resurrection. Our mind
chatter creates, then, a barrier that impedes the energy flow to go from our attention to
This same barrier obstructs the flow of energy coming from the
flower. Thus, our perceptions of its color, its beauty, its changing nature are weak and
empty. We dont grow with this food; this is perceptual fast feeding. If we are able
to cleanse the lens, remove the barrier, we then are capable of impregnating the flower
with the force of the essential beings attention. The machine, at the same time,
becomes capable of receiving the nourishing sense impressions given by the flower.
But the beauty of this circuit comes when we wait just a little
longer. We perceive the flower in silence, without the mind closing us out of the present.
We, in turn, impregnate the flower with our attentional energy. Then, we wait for that
energy to come back. This way, the energy cycle is complete. This is nourishment, indeed!
But this circuit is barely enough to create a more or less steady
flow of energy. It is sufficient for nourishment and maintenance. One could be interested,
however, in a type of energy circuit that is also a tool for the transformation of the
self. The energy flow capable of doing this would have to be able to gather momentum while
containing itself, creating thus a lively flow of energy that is useful for
The transformational flow of energy can be produced by a simple
technique given a very long time ago. This technique produces a conscious shock into the
system, incorporating both a purifying factor which further refines the energy circulated,
and a resistor which accumulates the excess of energy while releasing bursts of energy in
subsequent cycles --creating, in effect, a self propelling dynamo.
Here is the technique: first, you remove the mental barrier created
by habits of worrying, categorizing, thinking about the past or the future, distracting
the attention, believing or disbelieving, and identifying your thoughts and expectations
with the present object of your attention. We have a machine that has been designed to do
that for you, but we are in the process of securing the patent before releasing it to the
public. In the meantime, you can contact the editors of this newsletter for more
information on simple techniques to achieve this observational stage. Second, you place
your full attention on anything at all. It can be a flower, a sunset, the eyes of your
lover, the picture of you child, your belly button, this article. Anything. Third, wait.
Allow the energy to begin to circulate. Youll know this step has been accomplished
when you get the sensation of being in communion with the object of your observation
(which can be also felt as being alone with the object, or inside a bubble, or floating,
or in many other ways in which the common denominator is that something seems to
have changed around you). Fourth, observe yourself in the process of observation. Place
your attention on your self. It is as if you are looking at yourself looking at the object
of your attention. This process is called apperception. We havent yet
developed an apparatus to help you with this step. We have tried, but the process is so
simple that any machine thus far has been unable to reproduce it. It is this last
application of apperception the element which allows the energy flow to accumulate while
cleansing it. This creates the desired effect of an increasingly purifying flow of energy
that increases its vibrational rate as it gathers momentum. The evil eye is thus
transformed into an angelic contemplation.
The full effects of doing this simple technique are so numerous and
so profound that it would be a punishable crime in some societies to try to explain them
in any spoken language. Try it, and write to us with your observations, comments,
questions, or gossip.