We’ve all heard the story of Sampson and Delilah. In it, one of God’s great servants, Sampson was a man possessed of superhuman strength. He was eventually betrayed by the love of his life, Delilah, who figured out that he could be defeated by cutting off all of his hair.
In relation, the Native American tradition has long held that hair is an outward projection of the nervous system, acting much in the way of ‘human antennae.’
Our hair is responsible for transmitting pertinent information to the rest of the nervous system. According to this line of thinking, our hair also transmits an energy from the brain to the our environment.
Kirlian photography has shown the difference in energy fields between those with long and short hair.
A Study From Native Code Talkers in Vietnam
There is actually a declassified bit of information from the Vietnam War that related to this phenomenon regarding Native American code talkers.
It would appear that during this conflict, special envoys of the war department were sent to Native American reservations in search of tough, young, talented scouts who were adept at moving through and sniffing out especially rough terrain.
Men with a reputation of having seemingly supernatural tracking abilities were held at a premium for recruitment.
Once the men were convinced to enlist, however, all prior evidence of scouting and tracking skill seemed to disappear completely.
New recruit after new recruit consistently failed to perform as anticipated, and mass failures and casualties caused the U.S. armed forces to conduct a study to get to the bottom of the issue.
The tests on the Native men would go something like this:
The new recruit would be instructed to commence an overnight training operation. When they fell asleep, an armed ‘enemy’ would attempt to sneak up on him.
The man would be awakened by a strong ‘fight or flight’ response long before the supposed attacker was even close, even before the ‘enemy’ was close enough that his movements could be heard.
The new recruit would often follow some sort of sixth sense and pretend to sleep rather than flee. When the ‘attacker’ was close enough, the recruit would grab and overcome him.
However, after basic training, the same man would consistently fail the tests he passed before with flying colors.
When the privates were asked about why they would fail to perform as before, they would consistently answer that their required military haircuts left them unable to harness the sixth sense that was previously very natural to harness. They could no longer sense an enemy approach, and felt as if their natural intuition was no longer reliable.
After this was uncovered, further tests involving privates who were allowed to keep their hair against those who had received the required military haircut commenced.
As you might guess, those Native privates who were allowed to keep their hair performed exactly up to the standards that they had performed prior to recruitment. As a result, this leaked document recommended that Native American recruits be allowed to keep their long hair.
Over millions of years of evolution, mammals have adapted to their surroundings. Survival under the harshest of circumstances can be viewed as somewhat supernatural in the right context.
What we know is that each body part is interlinked into a beautiful whole that works as a complete system. The modification of even a seemingly small aspect of this system can interrupt the entire process.
If the hair is cut, the emitting and receiving of energetic transmissions is dampened.
In Native thought, the cutting of the hair is a contributing factor in environmental degradation, problems in relationships and even sexual frustrations.
When we search for solutions to our problems in the world, we often look outwardly at what is being done to nature. But perhaps we should look into the mirror as well.