The Semmelweis reflex or "Semmelweis effect"

vis-a-vis The Process that One goes though in seeking/understanding/accepting and then trying to explain newly "found" Discoveries/Information/Truth(s) to others:

The so-called Semmelweis reflex — a metaphor for a certain type of human behaviour characterized by reflex-like rejection of new knowledge because it contradicts entrenched norms, beliefs or paradigms — is named after Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, MD, whose perfectly reasonable hand-washing suggestions were ridiculed and rejected by his contemporaries.

If doctors found it difficult to grasp simple/straight forward hand washing as A Sound Idea -- imagine how "hard" it is for people to grasp ideas that are more complex, say like in:

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    Madeleine L'Engle's Children's Books

    long time dear friend and colleague mike g, wife and 11 year old daughter Antonia have been traveling about Our world for the last 1.5 years. during their "This Worldly" travels, mike has been reading some "Other Worldly" science-fiction and fantasy ([uh huh, uh huh, ...! :D] bedtime) stories to Antonia:
    From: Mike G
    Subject: Madeleine L'Engle
    To: Geoff Goodfellow

    I have been reading Antonia some of Madeleine L'Engle books: A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet. . Very enlightened she was. All about eternal love, and the battle of the good and the evil (Echthroi), and interdimensional beings. The stories are so close to what you talk about, yet written for a child. I know you spend your time studying and probably wouldn't read such a thing otherwise, but could be a worth while/interesting distraction. Clearly these books were written ages ago and tell Madeleine L'Engle's story which seems similar to yours and are astonishingly close to what you and I talk about it's uncanny. I don't know where she got the stuff, if she made it all up herself or if she read some of the same things you have read.

    selected excerpts of Madeleine L'Engle trivia and personal quotes:
  • L'Engle published her most famous and probably most beloved book, "A Wrinkle in Time," in 1962. The book was rejected 26 times before the New York company of Farrar, Straus bought it.

  • After her wedding, she and her husband moved to an old farmhouse in Connecticut; he ran a general store while L'Engle wrote.

  • She attended Smith College and published her first short stories while in college.

  • She wrote "A Wrinkle in Time" after becoming interested in Einstein's theories on the nature of time. Some of her other books include scientific references, such as tesseracts and mitochondrial DNA.

  • You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

  • I never write for any age group in mind. When people do, they tend to be......condescending, and they don't write as well as they can write. When you underestimate your audience, you're cutting yourself off from your best work.
  • see also:
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    "In forgiveness lies the stoppage of the wheel of karma."

    David Wilcock:

    ... there are only two ways you can live your life. There are only two choices you can really make.

    One choice is to be forgiving, patient, loving, accepting, kind and nurturing towards other people. In Law of One terms, this is the path of "Love," "service to others," or the "positive polarity."

    The other choice is to treat other people as weak, pathetic, disgusting, shameful and utterly unworthy -- to see yourself as clearly and obviously superior, and to have absolutely no care or concern about their feelings -- unless it benefits you.

    In Law of One terms, this is the path of "Control," "service to self," or the "negative polarity."


    I was shown very clearly in dreams that it is absolutely useless and destructive to choose the path of Control -- for any reason -- unless you fully and completely intend to become a sociopathic mass murderer.

    If you do choose this path, everything you do to others will end up being paid back to you anyway -- with meticulous, grueling precision...


    Perhaps the most significant Law of One passage is, "In forgiveness lies the stoppage of the wheel of karma."

    Forgiving others IS forgiving yourself.

    Once you give that magic gift of forgiveness, let go of the need and desire to try to control other people's free will and can see them as beings of infinite worth, you are no longer bound to the "wheel of karma."

    The "wheel of karma" is what everyone continues to run through until they no longer choose the path of Control -- even slightly.

    Each cycle of the wheel starts out with that feeling that you are on "top of the world" and everything is coming up roses. You are totally high, totally invigorated, and nothing can stop you.

    However, as the wheel turns, things keep getting worse and worse -- until you reach that "Dark Night of the Soul" or "All is Lost" point.

    This is NOT the end of the wheel -- ever. Even though we may absolutely believe it will be the end, and resist it with all of our might, sooner or later it catches up to us -- and we "hit bottom".

    After hitting this point, and suffering profoundly, we "pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again."

    The wheel keeps turning -- in perpetuity -- until we fully master the lessons of forgiveness. Then, and only then, can it actually stay at the top -- without having to turn any further...
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    New Evidence of 24,800 Year Old Pyramid in Bosnia

    Regina Meredith:
    ... my mind is wandering back to the past few days in Bosnia...

    ... Earlier in the morning, we visited the home of Dr. Samir Osmanagich, the man who discovered the famed Bosnian Pyramid. His home looks over the hilly Sarajevo, a disproportionately large part of which featured cemeteries. He too explained of the hardships of having lost 200,000 people out of a population of 4-million. Yet, he believes there is hope in the form of his astounding discovery.

    Millions of tourists pour into Egypt each year to experience the pyramids, which is natural as the pyramids are spectacular and easily visible. The even larger and reportedly more precisely oriented Pyramid of the Sun, located 30 kilometers outside Sarajevo, is covered by soil and trees, but nonetheless imposing in it presence as you approach it.

    As an archeologist, with his Ph.D. in Mayan culture, Samir knows the characteristics of pyramids. He’d studied dozens of them throughout Mexico, as well as Central and South America. Where there are pyramids he knows there are tunnels. It was clear to him that this massive structure was no mountain, therefore there must be tunnels. So he began digging.

    Today, not only have he and his volunteers emptied 900 meters of strangely filled tunnels, they have uncovered building blocks and underground chambers dotted with megalithic carved, smooth stones. Still, the majority of scholars claim from afar that the pyramid is a hoax.

    Samir, meanwhile, moves forward, armed with 65 volunteers, shovels, hard hats and wheel barrows. But something startling has happened that may change the future of his Bosnia.

    While digging, a piece of organic material — petrified wood — was found between the soil and the pyramid concrete blocks. An Austrian film crew was there to witness the discovery. The material was sent to independent laboratories in both Poland and Kiev. As of 12 days ago, the first results were in. The petrified wood sample was dated at 24,600 years old. Yes, nearly 25,000 years ago some highly intelligent species built a structure that emits unearthly levels of energy and negative ions, like none found in nature. Who did it and why? That’s the rest of the story yet to be discovered.

    Though progress is slow, Samir believes that there are enough lab tests results on soil, concrete, underground water and air, etc. to warrant the project being taken seriously. If the world agrees, in spite of its uneasiness with the bad taste of wars and politics of the past, this beautiful place filled with devastation and heartbreak will once again be rejuvenated. The greatest challenge appears to be the world of science and media who have, until now, kept this behemoth monument relegated to the category of just another prank by a delusional archeologist. Let’s hope Samir has the last laugh...
  • to dig for more on the Bosnian Pyramids "explore" around: