By virtue of these elements, the physical human body is created. The
body is a composite of the interaction of the five elements (which are
electromagnetic in nature) in the physical domain. The body, then, is
an electromagnetic energy system expressing the dynamic interplay of
the five elements from
their most subtle to their most dense forms. Each form manifests a
anatomy, with the most subtle form expressed as a "wireless" circuitry
the flow of energy in its etheric state. Thus are created not only all
aspects of the body, but also the totality of human expression,
described by Dr.
Stone as the Pentamirus combination of the elements.
The student is also introduced to the idea that healing and disease
are processes that can be described in energetic terms. Generally,
and health are attributes of energy flowing in its natural and
state, while disease is a reflection of energy in an obstructed
in one or more of its several levels of manifestation.
In addition the life process can be described as states of energy
stepping down, as in the case of disease, and stepping up, as in the
case of healing, through the five elemental states of Ether, Air, Fire,
Water, and Earth. The five states of energy are defined by the quality
of energy motion through the "wireless" circuits of the body.
Ether is seen as the manifestation of a free, uninterrupted energy
flow, experienced as a state of freedom of expression, creativity,
movement and health. As energy becomes blocked in its pathway of motion
back to its energy center in the body, the body experiences varying
states of ill health, or disease. These states, varying from mental and
emotional disturbance, to acute physical inflammation, to chronic
illness, and finally to full degeneration, are characterized by
energetic states corresponding to the four step down elements of Air,
Fire, Water, and Earth, respectively.
As disease is regarded as the effect of energy being disrupted in its
flow, healing is seen as the process of releasing the obstructions to
the free flow of energy so that it may fully reconnect with its source.
Consequently, a return to physical health is the reconnection of
energies in the body with their respective centers or sources.
This relationship between health and energy connecting with its source
is expanded to include any system. That is, the health of any system is
dependent upon its full, undisrupted connection with its source. With
this understanding, the underlying principle of Polarity Therapy
emerges as the idea of "reconnection to a source" and pertains to each
facet of the work. This includes establishing reconnections to sources
of energy in the body, in nature, in interpersonal and societal
relationships, and within oneself, to the source of life energy itself.
Health is considered in its larger context
beyond just the body, recognizing the interconnectedness of all things
each other and to a unified central source of life energy.
E. D. Babbitt gifted with
saw this vibrational atom as the energy underlying form.
Principles of Light & Color,
Spectro-Chromo Institute,1925,Malaga, N.J.
Registered Polarity Practitioner
Once an understanding has been derived as to how energy relates to form
and process, the study delves deeper into the dynamics of how the body
is created and functions as an energy system. The body is seen as a
of energy fields and centers, "wireless" energy pathways, lines of
and geometric and harmonic relationships. The energies of the body are
derived from and organized around a central ultrasonic core. The
ultrasonic core is an expression of primary energy as the neutral
essence. This neutral
essence is stored in and conveyed by cerebrospinal fluid throughout the
whole of the human system. The neutral essence is considered to be the
ordering and healing principle in the human body.
The ultrasonic core is the central pathway of motion along which the
five primary centers are created, located anatomically along the
central canal of the spinal cord. Two intertwining currents of pranic
energy, each the polarized opposite of the other, pursue a double
helical pathway along this core, creating the five chakras or whirling
energy centers of Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, located in the
center of the throat, behind the heart, in the solar plexus behind the
umbilicus, at the lumbosacral junction
and at the sacrococcygeal junction, respectively. In this way the five
sensory pranas are formed in order to allow the perception of our
Similarly, five motor pranas are formed from two currents also emergent
from the entry point of the ultrasonic core, at the eye center. These
two currents form the five primary oval fields of the head, neck,
chest, abdomen and pelvis, representing the five elements of Fire,
Ether, Air, Earth and Water, respectively. These five fields enable the
body to interact with
its environment. They also contain the five primary chakras of
and establish an energetic physiology as the motor and sensory pranas
Theomorphic step-down of energy.
The chakras parallel the planes of creation.
The body personifies the process of creation.
From Burger, Esoteric
From the ultrasonic core and the five primary chakras emerge currents
of subtle electro-magnetic energy that fill the space of the etheric
body with etheric energy waves. The pathways of these etheric energy
waves create a "wireless" circuitry that interconnect every point of
this subtle form with every other point within the energetic system.
The pathways follow three distinct directions as vertical North-South
Watery currents on the right
and left sides of the body, coronally spiraling Fiery currents on the
and posterior aspects of the body, and transverse East-West Airy
intertwining horizontally from the feet to the head. These three
currents create an interwoven field which expresses the three
energy movement (also known as the Gunas).
The energy body created by these three etheric energy wave circuits
describes a spatially oriented triaxial set of polarity relationships
to top (+) and bottom (-), anterior (+) and posterior (-), and right
and left (-). The center of the body lying in between any of the three
axes is neutral.
The three principles of energy movement are the primary forces that
are expressed as fundamental relationships in the centers and fields of
the body. These relationships allow the creation and interweaving of
five elements and are first expressed in the creation of the eye center
From this level, energy is projected into the physical domain and the
physical body via the five elements. The projected energy creates the
arena in which life is experienced. These same energies are then
reflected back as sensory feedback. This reflection of sensory
information modulates the continued projection which, in turn, modifies
additional reflected feedback. In this way the projection-reflection
loop tempers our perception and experience of life.
Pierre Pannetier Dr Stone's successor teaching at Heartwood
The body is seen as an intricate and dynamic interplay of the Three
Principles and Five Elements which creates its subtle anatomy and
Furthermore, the Three Principles and Five Elements are understood to
up more than the body alone. They intercombine in their many states to
create all aspects of human expression, including body, emotions, mind,
The five chakras, which first define the elements in the physical
realm, are expressed negatively as the emotions of pride (Ether), greed
(Air), anger (Fire), attachment (Water) and fear (Earth). This is the
experience of humankind when the attention is directed entirely down-
ward and outward into the world for the purpose of identifying the ego
with the worldly creation, thinking itself the prime mover of life. In
contrast, when the attention is directed inward and upward,
acknowledging the source of life energy as the doer behind our
experience and understanding of the world and ourselves, the passions
transform into the five virtues of courage (Earth), detachment (Water),
forgiveness (Fire), contentment (Air) and humility (Ether).
Beyond the passions and virtues, the elements express our experience of
emotion, gross and subtle body movement, and lifestyle habits as well
as the fluids and tissues of the coarse metabolic body. Dr. Stone
describes these element intercombinations through the Pentamirus
Combinations. Each element predominantly influences the other four
elements in some aspect
of our experience.
Dr. Stone points out that the representation of the elements as the
various qualities of our personal experience of worldly life are
from the observer of life. In short, we are not the elements. We watch
them weave their play. We can watch with respectful distance and
the tapestry, or get caught up in the weave and lose sight of who we
where we are, and where we are going.
Dr. Stone strongly acknowledges the role of consciousness as it affects
the energies of the body. He describes a hierarchy of consciousness
from the most sublime states of being to the coarsest levels of life.
realms of mind, consciousness may be experienced in many ways and
all of which embody particular frequencies or vibrations of energy. Dr.
Stone's statement "Energy is the real substance behind the appearance
matter and forms" therefore applies to consciousness as well as
Thoughts impact form according to the energetic charge and wave form of
the thought; these are significant forces or stresses to be reckoned
with in the physical body. The energies of the body change and
transform in accordance with the form of the impacting thought, thereby
affecting the integrity
and health of the system.
From emotions, to physical states, to the overall quality of
life, the interplay of the principles and elements expresses our state
of mind and health. As the energies are disrupted in their motion away
from and back toward their respective centers both in the body and in
nature, we experience the stepped-down states of pathology, both
organically and psychologically.
The more disturbed the flow of energy in the body, the more
inefficiently the body functions. The body's energies shift from their
concentric flow around the ultrasonic core toward an increasingly
eccentric motion. The intent of the Polarity practitioner is to assist
the body's re-establishment of
concentric energy movement by releasing blocked energy in the body and
the client to do the same in all aspects of his or her life. Once
to this free flow are released, energy naturally returns to its source,
in the body, in nature, or throughout the domain of consciousness.