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The Rain-maker Story

Well, I cannot leave issue 13, Summer 1996 without including “The Rain-maker Story” submitted by David Palomo, a fellow practitioner:

As an example of “being in Tao” and its synchronistic accompaniments I will cite the story, told me by the late Richard Wilhelm, of the rain-maker of Kiao-chau: “There was a great drought where Wilhelm lived; for months there had not been a drop of rain and the situation became catastrophic. The Catholics made processions, the Protestants made prayers, and the Chinese burned joss-sticks and shot off guns to frighten away the demons of the drought, but with no result. Finally the Chinese said, “we will fetch the rain-maker”. And from another province a dried up old man appeared. The only thing he asked for was a quiet little house somewhere, and there he locked himself in for three days. On the fourth day the clouds gathered and there was a great snow-storm at the time of year when no snow was expected, an unusual amount, and the town was so full of rumors about the wonderful rain-maker that Wilhelm went to ask the man how he did it. In true European fashion he said: “They call you the rain-maker, will you tell me how you made the snow?” And the….Chinese said: “I did not make the snow, I am not responsible.” “But what have you done these three days?” “Oh, I can explain that. I come from another country where things are in order. Here they are out of order, they are not as they should be by the ordinance of heaven. Therefore the whole country is not in Tao, and I also am not in the natural order of things because I am in a disordered country. So I had to wait three days until I was back in Tao and then naturally the rain came”.

C.G. Jung
“Interpretation of Visions, ” Vol. 3 of seminars in English by C.G. Jung
(new edn., privately multigraphed, 1939), p. 7.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


I’m thinking…

…it’s just exactly that kind of day…
to remember Alexander Beetle.

“I found a little beetle, so that Beetle was his name,
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same.
I put him in a match-box, and I kept him all the day…
And Nanny let my beetle out –
Yes, Nanny let my beetle out –
She went and let my beetle out –
And Beetle ran away.

She said she didn’t mean it, and I never said she did,
She said she wanted matches and she just took off the lid,
She said that she was sorry, but it’s difficult to catch
An excited sort of beetle you’ve mistaken for a match.

She said that she was sorry, and I really mustn’t mind,
As there’s lots and lots of beetles which she’s certain we could find
If we looked about the garden for the holes where beetles hid –
And we’d get another match-box and write BEETLE on the lid.

We went to all the places which a beetle might be near,
And we made the sort of noises which a beetle likes to hear,
And I saw a kind of something, and I gave a sort of shout:
‘A beetle-house and Alexander Beetle coming out!’

It was Alexander Beetle I’m as certain as can be
And he had a sort of look as if he thought it must be ME,
And he had a sort of look as if he thought he ought to say:
‘I’m very, very sorry that I tried to run away.’

And Nanny’s very sorry too for you-know-what-she-did,
And she’s writing ALEXANDER very blackly on the lid.
So Nan and Me are friends, because it’s difficult to catch
An excited Alexander you’ve mistaken for a match.”

by A. A. Milne
Now We are Six
ISBN: 0-525-44446-7

Blessings to all the Beetles of our youth,
our nannies,
and to all of you!

From the Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter (SEL 10:4)

We finish reviewing Safety Energy Lock 10 as presented by Matthias Roth in issue 11, Summer 1996:

“Number 10 is called the Mother of Soul…
But who needs a 10 where there is everything in number 1! 1, we learned, was the biggest number, oneness, unity – and nothing is greater than that. One day it individualized as Will and Self Consciousness out of the cosmic egg, the 0, the original no-thingness – all there is, was and will be. Now, it pairs up with that great 0 and gives us 10 – what for?

A full cycle is completed. 1 exhaled and brought the energy of generation down from spirit into matter, got us going, started. 9 has finished all things old and left us new, with no dead past upon our backs. But every end is seed to a new beginning, and a ‘new number 1’ is born. 1’s ‘younger cousin’ is at once the same and opposite; the same for they are both unlimited numbers. Opposite because while 1 is born from spirit, 10 is born from matter. 1, born from spirit, lives in matter (earth – below the waist). 10, born from matter, lives in spirit (heaven – above the waist). 1 is at the knee and helps to bend and drop and move. 10, which helps the knee, is in the upper back and helps us rise, receive and flow. As we have finished one cycle descending into matter we are ready to receive abundance in all areas of our existence. Number 10, rich with the harvest of our first cycle, becomes the warehouse of abundance:

Abundance that warms the heart: 10 brings heart function, heart muscle and heart-felt emotions into balance.

Abundance that frees the breath: 10 erases all that hinders breath and Breath – the physical lungs and the abundant receiving of the Breath of Life.

Abundance that clears the voice: 10 helps hoarse voice, loss of voice and to clearly voice who you are, to let the unique expression that you are be heard.

Abundance that opens the eyes: 10 helps nearsightedness, farsightedness and shortsighted views.

This is why we need a 10; out of matter, it becomes the vehicle of the outpouring of limitless life power. Out of matter, out of experience, it becomes the Mother (nurturer) of Soul. No less important than its ‘big cousin’ number 1 that got us started out of spirit, it balances the male and female, generative and regenerative energy in all of us. It brings the boundless liveliness of Jupiter – growth and movement and expansion that are part of all of us.

Did not Mary invite us on day one of class to use the ‘cousins’ 1 and 10 for everything at all, ascending and descending projects? They connect heaven and earth, earth to heaven. And does she not give us the abundance of 4 dynamic flows in Text I around the issue of SEL 10? Abundance is yours for the asking.

And the finger? It would have to be the index. Index is the key to 10 abundance, for fear makes us believe in lack and limitation. Drop fear, be 10 instead!”

Thank you, Matthias.

By the way, Matthias has recorded Self-Help Book I (Introducing Jin Shin Jyutsu Is by Mary Burmeister) on CD. Both the CD and this issue of the Main Central Newsletter are available at

Gasssho, Namaste, Blessings

“What Mary Says,…”

The wise conceal information so as not to be misunderstood.

Information is rehashing what has passed.

Truth is timeless and beyond time and space.

It is not necessary to search for truth; only cease to cherish opinions.

Each can absorb knowledge. Truth absorbs individuals.

…from Page 11…
Physio-Philosophy section

Full text may be purchased at

Thank you, Mary.

From the Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter (SEL10:3)

Susan Brooks shares her experience of SEL 10 in issue Number 13, Summer 1996:

“Ten is the number of limitless outpouring of energy, our abundant warehouse of energy. The letter “J” is the tenth letter in the alphabet – joyful, jubilant, jovial, and Jupiter bringing us feelings of expansiveness. The tenth month is October – the month of abundant harvest. The tenth thoracic vertebra on the Main Central Level corresponds with the Gall Bladder – the organ which when in harmony brings us the free flowing power of decisions. The tenth sign of the zodiac is Capricorn – the sign of healing power and great vision, which is the ruler of the Umbilicus function – the harmonizer for the three dimensions of our being; spirit, mind and body. In the Book of Genesis in the Bible, it is said, ‘the waters decreased continually until the tenth month; on the first day of that month were the tops of the mountains seen’. Ten brings us this sense of optimism for life.

According to the Sacred Science of Numbers by Corinne Heline ‘Ten is the number from which all things have come and into which all must return. It represents the divine Outbreathing (masculine) and Inbreathing (feminine); it is the power of the dual process of involution and evolution.’ Ten (10) is comprised of the pillar number one (1) – masculine – and 0 – the circle – embodying the feminine energy. Ten, 1 and 0, represents wholeness, balancing the past with the present, left with the right, masculine with the feminine, the power of the generations, our pre-natal energy. One is born from Spirit and Ten from matter. Ten is the higher octave of one. Ten embodies all colors of the spectrum and all tones.

The fifth thoracic vertebra is a harmonizer for SEL 10 – bringing increased vitality to our total being through uplifting the heart function, sending love to each of our 27,000 billion cells.

When we are in a place of overwhelm in our lives, the limitless life force that SEL 10 brings to us is compromised. SEL 10 is the area of resplendent intelligence, strengthening heart function, high blood pressure, colon projects, blood, knees, hips, lungs, shoulder, respiration and voice. In Text I we have three additional ‘ten helpers’ bringing the vitality of ten to our eyes, to enhanced balance, and to the process of breathing.”

…the entire text is available at

Thank you, Susan.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

“What Mary Says,…”

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Without imagination one gets nowhere.

When the world says impossible, the one with imagination says it is done.

It is not necessary to try to understand everything; just go step by step.

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

…from Page 11…
Physio-Philosophy section

Full text may be purchased at

Thank you, Mary.

I’m thinking…

…about Rudolf Steiner.

An Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist, Steiner gained initial recognition as a literary critic and cultural philosopher. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he founded a spiritual movement, anthroposophy, as an esoteric philosophy with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy.

Beginning around 1907, he began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, the movement arts (developing a new artistic form, eurythmy) and architecture, culminating in the building of the Goetheanum, a cultural centre to house all the arts. He went on to work to establish various practical endeavors, including Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture and anthroposophical medicine.

He said:

• Live through deeds of love, and let others live with tolerance for their unique intentions.
• Where the realm of freedom of thought and action begin, the determination of individuals according to generic laws ends.
• To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.
• Truth is a free creation of the human spirit that never would exist at all if we did not generate it ourselves. The task of understanding is not to replicate in conceptual form something that already exists, but rather to create a wholly new realm, that together with the world given to our senses constitutes the fullness of reality.
• Each individual is a species unto him/herself.
• Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe… Anthroposophists are those who experience, as an essential need of life, certain questions on the nature of the human being and the universe, just as one experiences hunger and thirst.
• You have no idea how unimportant is all that the teacher says or does not say on the surface, and how important what he himself is as teacher.
• Those who judge human beings according to generic characteristics only reach the boundary, beyond which people begin to be beings whose activity is based on free self-determination….Characteristics of race, tribe, ethnic group and gender are subjects for special sciences….But all these sciences cannot penetrate through to the special nature of the individual. Where the realm of freedom of thought and action begin, the determination of individuals according to generic laws ends.
• Because of their very nature, science and logical thinking can never decide what is possible or impossible. Their only function is to explain what has been ascertained by experience and observation.

Albert Einstein said of Rudolf Steiner:
One of us, I no longer remember which one, began to speak of the spiritual decline of culture as the fundamental, unremarked problem of our times. We realized that both of us were occupied with this question; neither had expected this of the other. A lively discussion ensued. Each of us experienced from one another that we had taken on the same mission in life: to strive for the rise of true culture enlivened and formed by humane ideals, and to stimulate people to become truly thoughtful human beings. We took leave of one another in this consciousness of solidarity….We each followed one another’s work. To take part in Rudolf Steiner’s high flight of thought of spiritual science was not given to me. I know, however, that in this he lifted up and renewed many people, and his disciples attained exceptional accomplishments in many realms. I have rejoiced at the achievement which his great personality and his profound humanity have brought about in the world. Werke aus dem Nachlaß, 2003, pp. 229-231.

…something to think about…

You might care to visit:
Threefold Educational Center
Green Meadow Waldorf School
Eurythmy Spring Valley
Sunbridge Institute
Fiber Craft Studio
Hungry Hollow Food Co-op
The Pfeiffer Center
Wellspring Living Arts

I’m thinking…

…about “A Poem by Marcus Bach”

“There is always a purpose.
Nothing happens without meaning.
Every intricate detail of life is bounded by the Omnipotence of God.

All life is one and everything in life is related to everything else.
There is a line,
a chain of circumstances,
a continuity,
and in it all things work together for good.

Chance is God at work,
a hunch is the whispering of the divine,
what men call fate is cosmic purpose
and coincidence is immutable law.

Life with a horizon knows no ending.
There is the vastness of infinite vision
and life is an adventure in faith.”

…you can find works by Marcus Bach at