History is replete with instances where those seeking to uncover the truth have been maligned, persecuted, and repeatedly disavowed to maintain the status quo. Take Galileo for example. In his book, Starry Messengers, he set the Church and present day rulers on their ear, so to speak, as they responded fiercely and quickly to bury any information that contradicted the status quo. In a letter to Kepler of August 1610, Galileo complained with rather well known sarcasm that some of the philosophers who opposed his discoveries had refused even to look through a telescope:
My dear Kepler, I wish that we might laugh at the remarkable stupidity of the common herd. What do you have to say about the principal philosophers of this academy who are filled with the stubbornness of an asp and do not want to look at either the planets, the moon or the telescope, even though I have freely and deliberately offered them the opportunity a thousand times? Truly, just as the asp stops its ears, so do these philosophers shut their eyes to the light of truth.”
So if we seek to be impeccable in our research, we should keep this history of persecution in mind if we too decide we want to try and unravel the tangled web of our own reality and uncover, as best we can, the truth of our existence. Knowing this, then it comes as no surprise that Laura Knight-Jadczyk and her husband Ark have also become ongoing targets of defamation, lies, and disinformation since they began to make their research findings public fifteen years or so ago. Just what is it that this husband and wife team, along with the many researchers associated with them, do that is so clearly a threat to those who are vested in the status quo? Are they a threat merely because they are so very clearly free and critical thinkers who have undertaken the task of searching out the truth of our reality and encourage others to do the same? Is it because they so rigorously apply the scientific method to all their research and even reality, allowing them to dispel countless myths, lies, and fabrications that have been endlessly perpetrated on humanity?
I had the pleasure of meeting Laura, Ark, and their family in person in November 2009. They very graciously hosted me in their home for a week of Eiriu Eolas training, a stress relief and rejuvenation program. During that time, they were tireless in their management of the myriad of projects they oversee, trying to bring truth and encouragement to others seeking to know and cope with the true nature of reality. And yet, with all they have going on, they still had time to welcome me into their home and family, give me the training I needed to teach Eiriu Eolas, and impart a sense of wonder and resilience when dealing with the complexities of living on this planet today.
I find the Eiriu-Eolas program to be the best system of relaxation and meditation that I have ever come across. As a hospital chaplain, I find its scientific foundation and spiritual expression create a harmonious and healing experience for those who practice it. I have taught this technique to prison inmates, homeless vets, those who are dying, those who are losing a loved one, and many people who are just looking for a way to reduce their stress and positively interact with the world around them. Without fail, it has benefited those who do it, in big ways and small.
I am very grateful to Laura, Ark, and their entire network, not only for creating the Eiriu Eolas program, but for going out there day after day, against the tide of those who wish to bury new information and ways of seeing, unable to ‘shut their eyes to the light of truth’ with the hope of making a real and positive difference in the world. They’ve certainly made one in mine.