By Meleni Aldridge, executive coordinator

The need for a ‘saviour’

Taking a more existential view of what’s occurring on the planet right now, one could see the current challenges as impetus for self-realisation. To acknowledge finally that we’re all sovereign beings, powerful enough to create what we want in life, including good health. Rather than being left to the mercy of others who may not have our best interests at heart.

There certainly appears to be an awakening, dare I say a ‘great awakening’, taking place as to how we, as citizens, have been manipulated, controlled — and enslaved, if we’re really honest — for decades if not hundreds or thousands of years. Perhaps because of the major Achilles heel that humans seem to share? The need to blame something else and to look for an external cause for what ails us. Equally, the desire to find a saviour – other than ourselves, someone or a collection of individuals who can swoop in and make everything right. We see this playing out most clearly with our health and the field of medicine. Especially now.

In looking back in history as to how people reacted in similar circumstances, we were drawn to the writings of two American authors, Eleanor McBean and Ida Honorof, in their book, Vaccination: The Silent Killer, a clear and present danger (1977). Both doyennes of consumer protection and health freedom, campaigners, activists and tireless communicators in their bid to educate and turn citizens from blind faith to critical choice.

Their inspiration for the book came after appearing at Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and presenting facts and figures which all fell on deaf ears. As a result, they rushed to press with an endeavour to educate the people instead.

Looking back over the last 44 years, they may have created a small ripple, but not the tidal wave they’d hoped for. Such is the trust in the propaganda machine and the desire for saviour archetypes, our blind focus on external causes and the ego’s need to remain within the herd, not cast out of it.


“Against centuries of false propaganda, favoring vaccinations, with this book we hope to stem the tide of shocking facts with documentation gathered from world sources of medical records, findings of dedicated researchers, congressional hearings and public health reports. THE PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW THE TRUE HAZARDS ABOUT VACCINES…”- Ida Honorof & Eleanor McBean, Vaccination: The Silent Killer, a clear and present danger (1977)


A bird’s eye view

Search for McBean online and you’ll find she’s been tarred and feathered as an anti-vaxxer. But rather than discount her out of hand, we looked further and found that she was actually a naturopathic doctor with a PhD. McBean is the author of two books (maybe more), Vaccination Condemned and The Poisoned Needle: Suppressed Facts about Vaccination; and the co-author with Honorof of the above-mentioned book.

Given that McBean was a child during the Spanish flu of 1918, she must have been in her dotage when the last book was published. Evidence enough of extreme passion and persistence in trying to get her message out.


"Vaccination, instead of being the promised blessing to the world, has proved to be a curse of such sweeping devastation that it has caused more death and disease than war, pestilence, and plague combined. There is no scourge (with the possible exception of atomic radiation) that is more destructive to our nation’s health than this monument of human deception—this slayer of the innocent—this crippler of body and brain—THE POISONED NEEDLE.”- Eleanor McBean PhD ND


Dr McBean’s passion appears to have been instilled in childhood as her observations of the 1918 Spanish flu clearly left an indelible mark. Whilst we’ve not been able to locate a copy of her book, Vaccination Condemned, we have found a fascinating excerpt, which gives some insight into her account of the time. Some of what she writes has a definite ring of familiarity:

When the flu was at its peak, all the stores were closed as well as the schools, businesses... No one was on the streets. It was like a ghost town...While the medical men and medical hospitals were losing 33% of their flu cases, the non-medical hospitals such as BATTLE CREEK, KELLOGG and MACFADDEN’S HEALTH-RESTORIUM were getting almost 100% healings with their water cure, baths, enemas, etc., fasting and certain other simple healing methods, followed by carefully worked out diets of natural foods. One health doctor didn’t lose a patient in eight years...”

Medicine through the ages

It wasn’t so long ago that the public was thoroughly convinced by the “medicine men” that evil spirits were the cause of disease. In fact, since antiquity to Pasteur’s germ theory in the 1800’s, theories behind the causation of disease have ranged from the Demonic Theory (evil spirits), to the Punitive Theory (disease is a punishment from an angry and neglected God), to the Miasmic Theory (disease is caused by vapours and miasmas emerging from the ground).

The common thread throughout is that disease and ill health is caused by something external to our bodies. Ironically, we don’t appear to have moved on as far as some would like to think, given most people care to blame our current predicament on a virus, in apparent neglect that it almost exclusively exploits individuals with sub-optimal immune function.

If we go further back in history to the writings of Hippocrates (460-370 BC), you find a very different perspective, one that is more in line with current thinking within the marginal worlds of traditional systems of medicine, integrative and naturopathic medicine. Hippocrates instituted personal treatment instead of exorcising spirits or making sacrifices to deities. He also wrote extensively about disease being a process and the need for the right diet and right environment in line with natural laws to bring the body back into balance again. He had a considerably more limited view of anatomy and physiology than we do now, but he knew more than enough to make healing and health a proactive, body-oriented, approach to regeneration, self-healing and the re-establishment of equilibrium of internal systems. 

Medical history shows that after the health high points brought about by Greek hygiene and Roman sanitisation, there was a recession back to the filth of earlier times and the theory of disease caused by demonology. The Dark Ages saw plenty of pandemics (check out our video for a historical perspective on the current pandemic!): leprosy, the bubonic plague and syphilis, among others, which together embedded the notion of contagion. Throughout, we see the diktats of the physicians of the time combined with the unquestioning belief from citizens.

Charles-Edward Amory Winslow, in his book The Conquest of Epidemic Disease (1943), writes that “… for two millennia, laymen were generally contagionists and physicians were miasmatists”. Winslow postulates that this was not down to any prejudice on the part of the medical profession, but because citizens observed certain phenomena and then jumped to the conclusion of contagion.

The power of beliefs turned ‘facts'

Our ability to jump to conclusions, make assumptions and accept authoritarian diktats, combined with our inbuilt desire for external causes and saviour solutions are factors we simply can’t ignore at present. These traits, some of which come from our desire to conform to social norms (however absurd they might appear when we look back), make us intensely vulnerable to psychological, social and behavioural manipulation. As well as being fodder for experimental treatments.

The unique ability humans possess to influence our destiny and create and manifest our desires, lies in our power to harness and direct our thoughts. Our thoughts, and our intentions, inform the direction that our energy takes, which is why we’re always manifesting, whether consciously or not. Each thought we have has a frequency that creates an energy flow, which in turn attracts a similar frequency. Gabrielle Bernstein describes it beautifully and so simply when she says, “So if you're thinking, ‘I suck’, then your energy kinda, well, sucks — and you attract sucky experiences. The opposite experience occurs when you think high-level thoughts like, ‘I rock! When you think and feel, ‘I rock’, you exude an energy of confidence and in turn attract great experiences into your life”.

The thoughts (and feelings) we choose to take on as beliefs and translate to ‘facts’, which we then put our power of intent behind, are pivotal. A mechanism that is incredibly well understood by the authorities today, which is why we’ve seen such blatant emotional and manipulative messaging during the past 14 months.

Such has been the success of harnessing control through mass media messaging that we have seen the UK’s small 7-person Behavioural Insights Team become a ‘global social purpose company’ with a much wider, more joined-up sphere of influence.

Taking candy from a baby

Without more people becoming aware of how their minds and emotions are being harnessed to drive monumental mass creative manifestation, the direction we are taking will not be of our choosing. Imagine a world without fear-driven public health messaging? Imagine harnessing the power of your thoughts to create a world full of the type of experiences that benefit people and planet that so many of us desire?

However, happy-ever-after doesn’t appear to be what’s in store for the world if the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s futuristic scenario report, SPARS Pandemic (2025-2028), published in October 2017, just two years before SARS-CoV-2 appeared, is anything to go by. Whilst the disclaimer at the front states that the report is “entirely fictional”, of note is that it’s completely targeted at public health risk communicators (our emphasis not theirs).


“This is a hypothetical scenario designed to illustrate the public health risk communication challenges that could potentially emerge during a naturally occurring infectious disease outbreak requiring development and distribution of novel and/or investigational drugs, vaccines, therapeutics, or other medical countermeasures.The infectious pathogen, medical countermeasures, characters, news media excerpts, social media posts, and government agency responses described herein are entirely fictional.”- The SPARS Pandemic 2025 - 2028


The report’s narrative is all about different scenarios that could illustrate communication dilemmas concerning medical countermeasures that could emerge should – heaven forbid – a pandemic occur. Now that we have a real pandemic, one that may indeed have been over-hyped, it’s especially important to glean what we can from the report to see what we might or might not want in our futures. Disturbingly, the scenarios described bear an uncanny resemblance to existing ones and potentially provide a telescope into the future of where we might end up if we don’t change the current trajectory.

It’s set in 2025 and takes into account “…a world comprised of isolated and highly fragmented communities with widespread access to information technology”. Unsurprisingly given what we are experiencing now with regard to new mutations, the medical emergency is based on an outbreak of a novel coronavirus emanating from South-East Asia and discovered by a RT-PCR test. Enter SPARS-CoV or SPARS, the St Paul Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, named after the fictious city where the first cases were found. There was some deviation when ‘they’ rejected Donald Trump’s use of the term ‘Wuhan virus’.

You won’t need a crystal ball to work out that social isolation, hand washing, staying at home and vaccines all find their place, but of potential concern is that we are now introduced to the concept of animal vaccines for livestock — and a major cull of ‘infected’ animals. Is it just coincidence that the only animals mentioned are those in the human food chain given how many tech founders like Gates are betting big on synthetic biology, meatless meat?

Reading through the scenarios feels like going into a changing room with a selection of outfits to try on to find the one that fits the moment perfectly. It’s definitely worth a read, if only to ensure that you are free to think different thoughts and use your inherent power to create a more positive scenario when the mass media machine cranks up.

Creating lasting change

After the last 14 months, the world may appear more divided, polarised and oppressed than ever before. Looking back through the lens of Ida and Eleanor what we are experiencing is definitely not new but look closer and there is a marked difference — the growing number of awakened people galvanised into an active change movement. Communities have been strengthened by more heart-centred actions of neighbours helping neighbours, the Internet has connected people like never before, a flourishing alternative media refuses to be stamped out, freedom trading groups are springing up to power an alternative economy and the environment has been given time for regeneration whilst the world paused.

More than at any other time in history, this dynamic transformation we are effecting in the world is coming from those of us with a steadfast desire to walk a path other than the one being thrust upon us. It is our single-minded intent, our emotionally-charged thoughts about the end game and the passion in our hearts for the world we want our children to inherit that’s going to get the job done. We have all to play for and so much to be grateful for.

These are trying times and many of us are being tested to the limits. Rather than creating more division and polarisation, let’s continue doing what we are doing with deep empathy and compassion, along with absolute knowing that we are the change. We never dream of shouting at the flowers to bloom, we just know that they will in their own perfect timing. 


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