Cellphones in Yoga Class? 5G, Second Hand Exposures, the Cost of Addiction, The Question of Fires, and How We Can Actually Re-Sanctify Earth

By Patricia Burke

Whistling Jugs: Pitchers vs. Whistles vs. Energy Healers

A few years back, a “discovery” was made about ancient Peruvian pottery vessels.  They were thought to be water vessels, until someone blew into one, and it was discovered that the water vessels were actually whistles, or flutes.  Daniel Statnekov (Stat) wrote about his discovery in a book titled, Animated Earth: The Whistling Jugs of Pre-Columbian Peru.

Devoid of context and held in museums, the actual purpose of the pottery was obscured, until it was re-discovered and re-gifted to humanity as sound in the 1970s. Sculptors and potters have now replicated the designs. Reproductions of the vessels are used for group meditations, and participants report that the tones create a feeling of harmonious balancing.

Beyond music and tones, are the whistles sophisticated energy healing tools? How would we even know?

Beings of Frequency vs. Cellphones on the Yoga Mat; Addiction is a Slippery Slope

Practicing yoga within an artificial environment of cellphones and Wi-Fi is similar to a flute being mistaken for a water vessel.  It misses the point.

The yogis and the Chinese sages were mapping out the frequencies that inhabit the universal energy field and that were reflected their own bodies. They practiced the truest form of conservation, which is harmony with natural law.  In particular, these sciences represented an intricate understanding of biorhythms and chronobiology, recognized to be sourced from the angle of the sun’s rays, in interaction with the moon. Thousands of years later, Nobel prizes were awarded in 2017 for similar discoveries in chronobiology. [1]

The goal of yoga is liberation. Freedom is not unlimited access to addictive practices and products.

In an enamored trance, consumers have embraced the benefits of increased speed and access to wireless devices without questioning the downsides. [2]Policy-makers seeking to monetize the next wave of wireless are now making decisions about the expansion of infrastructure, including placing antennas in proximity to homes for 5G coverage.


Society, comprised of individuals, must choose to either delve more deeply and more scientifically into frequency as the basis for health and healing, or to continue to ignore it in favor of technology devoid of wisdom.

While the West is promoting the findings in chronobiology for implications in drug delivery, the East’s reverential practices were oriented towards liberation.

We are at a decision point.

Does wireless exposure disrupt chronobiology? Are we altering our relationship with the life-giving frequencies in a manner that is damaging human health and the environment? Who decides? How would we know?

Novel 5G technology is being rolled out in several densely populated cities, although potential chronic health or environmental impacts have not been evaluated and are not being followed. Higher frequency (shorter wavelength) radiation associated with 5G does not penetrate the body as deeply as frequencies from older technologies although its effects may be systemic. The range and magnitude of potential impacts of 5G technologies are under-researched, although important biological outcomes have been reported with millimeter wavelength exposure. These include oxidative stress and altered gene expression, effects on skin and systemic effects such as on immune function. In vivo studies reporting resonance with human sweat ducts, acceleration of bacterial and viral replication, and other endpoints indicate the potential for novel as well as more commonly recognized biological impacts from this range of frequencies, and highlight the need for research before population-wide continuous exposures.

SOURCE: Risks to Health and Well-Being From Radio-Frequency Radiation Emitted by Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices

Fires, Terpenes, and Plant Responses to High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

A 2016 article “Plant Responses to High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields” gives an idea of why we are ill informed about the environmental impact of wireless exposures.

The abstract states. “While the long-term impact of these metabolic changes remains largely unknown, we propose to consider nonionizing HF-EMF radiation as a noninjurious, genuine environmental factor that readily evokes changes in plant metabolism.”

“Plant Responses to High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields”


High frequency nonionizing electromagnetic fields (HF-EMF) that are increasingly present in the environment constitute a genuine environmental stimulus able to evoke specific responses in plants that share many similarities with those observed after a stressful treatment. Plants constitute an outstanding model to study such interactions since their architecture (high surface area to volume ratio) optimizes their interaction with the environment. In the present review, after identifying the main exposure devices (transverse and gigahertz electromagnetic cells, wave guide, and mode stirred reverberating chamber) and general physics laws that govern EMF interactions with plants, we illustrate some of the observed responses after exposure to HF-EMF at the cellular, molecular, and whole plant scale. Indeed, numerous metabolic activities (reactive oxygen species metabolism, α- and β-amylase, Krebs cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, chlorophyll content, terpene emission, etc.) are modified, gene expression altered (calmodulin, calcium-dependent protein kinase, and proteinase inhibitor), and growth reduced (stem elongation and dry weight) after low power (i.e., nonthermal) HF-EMF exposure. These changes occur not only in the tissues directly exposed but also systemically in distant tissues. While the long-term impact of these metabolic changes remains largely unknown, we propose to consider nonionizing HF-EMF radiation as a noninjurious, genuine environmental factor that readily evokes changes in plant metabolism.

SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4769733/

While the article states that these metabolic changes are non-injurious, if wireless exposure is causing trees to produce more terpenes as a protective mechanism, are the trees therefore more flammable? Is climate change being blamed for fires and ecosystem damage caused by wireless, with more wireless being promoted as the solution? How would we know?

Tobacco, Wireless, Yogis, and Yoginis

If wireless technologies are also causing changes in metabolism in humans, who decides whether or not it is harmful? [3]

Durango mother speaking about harm to family


Society wrestled with the question of tobacco and health for decades. One industry strategy was to attempt to blame asbestos for cigarette harm. [4]  Is the wireless industry blaming RF damage on air pollution and climate change?

Another industry strategy was to focus only on the question of lung cancer, while ignoring all other indications of illness and disease.

Even though tobacco issues still dominate the news, there was a course correction when a Japanese researcher proved conclusively that the widows of smokers also had higher death rates for lung cancer. The second-hand smoke issue tipped the scales in favor of legislation and protective measures. The Surgeon General C. Everett Koop made the decision to tell Americans about the dangers of smoking. He also played a part is addressing the AIDS epidemic through outreach and education to the public.

The wireless industry insists that the only mechanism of harm from RF exposure is heating, and that only ionizing radiation causes cancer. They are wrong on both counts. [5]

When the Bones Are Good

Maren Morris has a song “ When the Bones are Good” on the country charts:

When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter
Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter
Let it rain ’cause you and I remain the same
When there ain’t a crack in the foundation
Baby, I know any storm we’re facing
Will blow right over while we stay put
The house don’t fall when the bones are good[6]

The bones are still so very good for yoga and other Eastern-mind body processes and human endeavor.

The necessary cultural shift is not towards faster, more ubiquitous 5G telecommunications, blockchain, and the 4th industrial revolution. [7] The over-arching goal of the pursuit of profit that relies on increasing densification of antennas and remote control of premises and a generation of new devices will not address climate change. It will destroy much of life on Earth as we know it.

Like the genocide and erasure practiced by dominator cultures in earlier generations, wireless is already destroying the lives of a portion of the population: those most sensitive to energy, who would serve as healers in balanced, ethical societies.  Smoking cigarettes is antithetical to group yoga practice; – so are cellphones, because wireless is already harming a portion of the population who are being denied access to society.  Ahimsa, the practice of non-harming, can replace addiction.

The irony of a yoga class filled with cellphones will be recognized as the equivalent of the physician with a pack of cigarettes in his pocket – an absurdity.

As Rudolf Steiner wrote,

There is no desire on our part to deride technical innovations, but we should be able to keep our eyes open to what they do to us, and we should find ways to compensate for any harmful effects.”  “When new inventions affect modern life, we must take steps to balance any possible ill effects by finding appropriate counter measures. [8]

Regulatory inquiry may serve as a kangaroo court unless enough scrutiny by a knowledgeable public unfolds. As currently deployed, these technologies are not safe.

We start by forgiving ourselves, but holding ourselves accountable. We’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.


[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29367188 Chronobiology is a field of biology that examines the generation of biological rhythms in various creatures and in many parts of body, and their adaptive fitness to solar- and lunar-related periodic phenomena. The synchronization of internal circadian clocks with external timing signals confers accurate phase response and tissue homeostasis. Herein we state a series of studies on circadian rhythms and introduce the brief history of chronobiology. We also present a detailed timeline of the discoveries on molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm in Drosophila, which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The latest findings and new perspectives are further summarized to indicate the significance of circadian research.

[2]  Western Insanity and 5G Electromagnetic Radiation
Western insanity: the materialist-reductionist paradigm Claire Edwards

[3] https://microwavenews.com/news-center/can-who-kick-icnirp-habit

[4] https://publicintegrity.org/environment/meet-the-rented-white-coats-who-defend-toxic-chemicals/

[5] Will WHO Kick Its ICNIRP Habit?
Non-Thermal Effects Hang in the Balance
Repacholi’s Legacy of Industry Cronyism


[6] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oODllqrxrLQ

[7] By 2040 there may not be enough power for all our computers

[8] https://www.waldorflibrary.org/images/stories/articles/WJP19_steiner.pdf

Top image credit: Pixabay

Patricia Burke works with activists across the country and internationally calling for new biologically-based microwave radio frequency exposure limits.

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