Why does the Placebo Effect work? Although modern science has yet to answer this essential question about health, the answer can be found within the ancient schools of thought about the mind, one being Hermeticism.
Within Natural Law, the principle of Mentalism states that: ALL is mind, everything is a mental projection from an intelligence.
Within a materialist perspective this doesn’t make sense, because the body is viewed as being unintelligent and mindless. But in reality, the body and all things have a degree of intelligence and therefore are mental, as we discussed in the presentation The Orders of Life, Consciousness Evolution and Personality Emergence.
So how does it work?
Entrainment is the ability for information to be transmitted between two things that are resonant with each other. The minds information, with a larger and stronger signal, is transmitted to the smaller “minds” within each cell, which entrains into the larger system. This can easily be seen with metronome synchronizing:
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What this means, is that by default, our minds and bodies are made of the same ‘stuff’ and as such are resonant with each other. The life within our bodies is entrained by our own minds. This is why stress causes disease if left unchecked, and why belief can heal, if the thought is resonant.
When a placebo is provided to someone, they recognize it within their minds as something designed to heal them. Within the Occult and Magical Schools of thought this is known as a talisman, which is charged with mental energy (the meaning you assign to it) and opens your mind to the idea that it will heal you. This has a physiological effect on living systems within our bodies, literally organizing them (via Electromagnetic induction between the brain and heart) entraining the life to the ‘thought form’ or belief of healing.
What this proves is that a thought has a geometry to it, made of a standing wave or Scalar wave, which sends information via electromagnetic fields to the ‘minds’ in our bodies, the cells. Thoughts are images, hence the world imagination – the creation of images within the mind. But the quality of the images we create, determines its ability to entrain information, to heal in this case.
The reason we can not normally affect healing without a placebo is because we have not developed the ability to imagine clearly; mental mastery. The images we need to create healing are hidden within the unconscious mind, and the placebo acts as a focus point, allowing those images to form a conscious idea of healing; the belief that we will be healed.
This is why belief is so powerful, and more importantly, why developing our mental abilities of imagination is essential for not only being healthy, but nearly everything we do.
We covered the deeper meanings of the Placebo effect in the post Keys to Living – Positive and Negative Knowledge: Fearlessness, Self Mastery and Healing the body.