Why Native Americans keep their hair long. The reason is fascinating.
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 taste and that how people do their hair according to their needs, fashion or convenience. However, in the Viet Nam war, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up 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 the Viet Nam war.
Sally said, “I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle holding a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies transacted by the government. The contents shocked him . What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on, my 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 Native American 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 Native American 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 casualities and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what eventually was found.
When they were 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 Native American 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 was making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair was failing the tests in which he had previously made 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, 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. The same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests among many others that he had previously passed.
So, the document recommended that all Native American 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 survival abilities of humans and animals. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival. The body has a reason for every part of itself.
Hair is considered as 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 conclusion, 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 incorrect. 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.
Let's not forget the story of Sampson and Delilah from the Bible. It seems to have a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampson’s hair, the once unbowed Sampson was defeated.