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The Elixir for a Long Life

- Negativity, self-pity, day-to-day suicide, lack of love and of friends attack a person’s physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
-  If a sick person subjects himself to classical or complementary treatment he may get better, but if he persists with his negative attitude, smoking or eating what he shouldn’t, he will get sick again.


07/29/2008
Vida y Salud Magazine, Concepción, Chile
Year 1 - Number 8, May 2008
By Paula Villanueva.

We cannot control pollution or the additives in our food, but according to Chilean scientist Darío Salas Sommer there is one key aspect of good health that depends on us:  cultivating our interior world.

Health, money and love are the wishes most people make on New Year’s Eve, in order to have a happy life.  But sometimes we don’t take appreciate what it means to be healthy and we think it is simply not having physical pain.  In fact wellbeing is not associated only with biological equilibrium, but with mental, social and spiritual matters.

Today many doctors and health professionals are turning their focus toward holistic health, including both the scientific and spiritual perspectives; even the latter they have made into a discipline of study at the highest scientific level, by none other than the Chilean philosopher and scientist Darío Salas Sommer, founder of the Institute for Hermetic Philosophy.

According to Salas, “Each cell in the body is an oscillating circuit that samples the energy of the Earth’s magnetic field and the Schumann waves that come from the Ionosphere, so that if we tune ourselves well to these two forces we will feel healthy.”

Regardless, sometimes we ourselves cause interference that prevents access to this energy.  “This occurs,” he asserts, “when negative emotions invade us such as envy, resentment and self-pity; if one gets to this point it’s because he recognizes that he isn’t doing well, and on top of that he shifts his problems onto those around him, as if saying ‘take care of me!’”

Another damaging factor is the sense of frustration that comes over a person when he subjects himself to inappropriate demands that he is unable to fulfill, and in this situation one is more likely to contract illnesses, he emphasizes.

Day-to-Day suicide

The evil of our times is egoism.  “Today everyone wants to receive love, but to give it takes effort,” he reflects.  “Many complain that people don’t love them, and if you ask them ‘Whom do you love?’ then they realize that they don’t care for anyone else either,” the researcher points out.

“This is why to break the circle of egocentrism you have to do what Dale Carnegie said in the book How to Win Friends and Influence People:  to cultivate friends you have to care about them, and not the other way around.  Friendship and health go hand-in-hand:  a person who is alone gets sick more easily, and if he undergoes surgery his recovery time is much longer than for a person who has people who care about him,” he reiterates.

In his judgment the worst thing is day-to-day suicide or so-called episodes of giving up, in which the person is sick and tired of everything and feels that he wants to die; this is a direct aggression against the cells.  “Every time that one is depressed, he sends a corresponding impulse to all the cells of the body,” he stresses.

Clearly, this leads to the person losing interior coherence and order, which leads to confusion of emotions, thought and behavior.  And all this pushes us further away this universal pulse that keeps us alive, Salas reveals.

“When someone is enraged with himself, at his partner or at his boss he resonates with this bad vibe, so the healthiest thing to do is to forgive, since if we resonate with the ‘enemy’ we open the door for him to enter and do us harm.  If we do the opposite we definitively cut this tie,” he advises.

In this sense, understanding that health consists of perfect communication among all the cells in an organism, “we must know how to communicate with people, because society too is a social body, and in order to achieve a healthy dialogue with others it is essential to give up our emotional complaints. . . .  Not listening to hurtful words or gossip, this is the only way to sow the seeds of this internal peace that is equivalent to a complete human being,” he concludes.

Changing the mental wavelength

Taking your children to school, doing business at the bank and going from work to home, and vice versa, for most people constitutes the ritual of daily life.  “You would think that when a person goes to sleep he disconnects from his problems, but generally he goes right on thinking.

“According to Chinese medicine, it is the liver that pays the consequences of cerebral work.  This is why it is especially necessary for intellectuals to put aside for a moment their analyses and distract themselves or do something unintellectual,” postulates the scientist.

In Salas’s judgment repetitive behavior in the long run is very draining for a person, which is why in order to change their mental wavelength people have to go on vacation, although many of them take their home with them when they go, and real renewal comes from doing something different from the usual, he emphasizes.

“For example, if you are no good at music, you should try to learn to play a musical instrument, or if you’re afraid of horses, dare to go riding.  The fact of taking on something that is not within your own abilities will renew you.  And when a person is capable of achieving something that is difficult for him, there’s no doubt that he will feel happy, and this is the best kind of vacation and certainly a real rest,” he asserts.

The main thing is to hold on to this change of wavelength through the rest of the year, and for this it is important to cultivate the interior world and learn that living is a continual test, and problems are part of existence.  And that it is more optimistic to see them as challenges:  if one passes them, just like a tennis player hitting back his opponent’s shots, at this pace you will get to be number one.  “And in life you can also be Top One,” Salas Sommer confides.

A Chilean Scientist for Export

Darío Salas Sommer has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the Columbus Open University, where he also received his doctorate.  In 1970 he founded the Institute for Hermetic Philosophy in Santiago, which takes in men and women from all social classes and political or religious backgrounds, where eagerness to achieve a better quality of life is the thing they all have in common.  In response to people’s interest, in 1984 branches were also formed in Concepción and Temuco respectively.

His work has not only borne fruit in Chile, but also in foreign countries, since there are currently 12 branches on five continents (Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, the United States, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy and Russia).  Under the pseudonym John Baines he has written seven books, including The Stellar Man, The Secret Science, Hypsoconsciousness:  Techniques forAchieving Personal Success, The Science of Love, Development of the Internal World, and Does Woman Exist?, which have been translated into English, German, Arabic, Bulgarian, and Korean, among other languages.  In his book Morals for the 21st Century  he lays out the concept of Moral Physics, or internal ecology.

He is an international member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RAEN), which awarded him the medal of honor  “For Scientific Merit” and its highest honor, called “Knight of the Arts and Sciences.”

He is also founder of the Darío Salas Institute in the United States, with branches in New York and Miami, and in September of 2003 he was designated Honorary Scientific Consul for Latin America on behalf of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Russian Union (ANIS).  Another of his achievements has been the creation of the Latin American Bolivarian Foundation, dedicated to the rescue and promotion of the values and ideals of the liberator of America, Simón Bolívar.

Last May he was invited to present the subject of internal ecology at the seminar Global Warming and Climate Change:  the Time for Action Has Arrived, at which the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, also appeared.  Salas took the opportunity to invite those present to go more deeply into the responsibility that each individual bears for the care of the environment, which according to him starts with cleansing our own internal world.



The Elixir for a Long Life



- Negativity, self-pity, day-to-day suicide, lack of love and of friends attack a person’s the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
-  If a sick person subjects himself to classical or complementary treatment he may get better, but if he persists with his negative attitude, smoking or eating what he shouldn’t, he will get sick again.


07/29/2008
Vida y Salud Magazine, Concepción, Chile
Year 1 - Number 8, May 2008
By Paula Villanueva.

We cannot control pollution or the additives in our food, but according to Chilean scientist Darío Salas Sommer there is one key aspect of good health that depends on us:  cultivating our interior world.

Health, money and love are the wishes most people make on New Year’s Eve, in order to have a happy life.  But sometimes we don’t take appreciate what it means to be healthy and we think it is simply not having physical pain.  In fact wellbeing is not associated only with biological equilibrium, but with mental, social and spiritual matters.

Today many doctors and health professionals are turning their focus toward holistic health, including both the scientific and spiritual perspectives; even the latter they have made into a discipline of study at the highest scientific level, by none other than the Chilean philosopher and scientist Darío Salas Sommer, founder of the Institute for Hermetic Philosophy.

According to Salas, “Each cell in the body is an oscillating circuit that samples the energy of the Earth’s magnetic field and the Schumann waves that come from the Ionosphere, so that if we tune ourselves well to these two forces we will feel healthy.”

Regardless, sometimes we ourselves cause interference that prevents access to this energy.  “This occurs,” he asserts, “when negative emotions invade us such as envy, resentment and self-pity; if one gets to this point it’s because he recognizes that he isn’t doing well, and on top of that he shifts his problems onto those around him, as if saying ‘take care of me!’”

Another damaging factor is the sense of frustration that comes over a person when he subjects himself to inappropriate demands that he is unable to fulfill, and in this situation one is more likely to contract illnesses, he emphasizes.
Day-to-Day suicide.

The evil of our times is egoism.  “Today everyone wants to receive love, but to give it takes effort,” he reflects.  “Many complain that people don’t love them, and if you ask them ‘Whom do you love?’ then they realize that they don’t care for anyone else either,” the researcher points out.

“This is why to break the circle of egocentrism you have to do what Dale Carnegie said in the book How to Win Friends and Influence People:  to cultivate friends you have to care about them, and not the other way around.  Friendship and health go hand-in-hand:  a person who is alone gets sick more easily, and if he undergoes surgery his recovery time is much longer than for a person who has people who care about him,” he reiterates.

In his judgment the worst thing is day-to-day suicide or so-called episodes of giving up, in which the person is sick and tired of everything and feels that he wants to die; this is a direct aggression against the cells.  “Every time that one is depressed, he sends a corresponding impulse to all the cells of the body,” he stresses.

Clearly, this leads to the person losing interior coherence and order, which leads to confusion of emotions, thought and behavior.  And all this pushes us further away this universal pulse that keeps us alive, Salas reveals.

“When someone is enraged with himself, at his partner or at his boss he resonates with this bad vibe, so the healthiest thing to do is to forgive, since if we resonate with the ‘enemy’ we open the door for him to enter and do us harm.  If we do the opposite we definitively cut this tie,” he advises.

In this sense, understanding that health consists of perfect communication among all the cells in an organism, “we must know how to communicate with people, because society too is a social body, and in order to achieve a healthy dialogue with others it is essential to give up our emotional complaints. . . .  Not listening to hurtful words or gossip, this is the only way to sow the seeds of this internal peace that is equivalent to a complete human being,” he concludes.
Changing the mental wavelength.

Taking your children to school, doing business at the bank and going from work to home, and vice versa, for most people constitutes the ritual of daily life.  “You would think that when a person goes to sleep he disconnects from his problems, but generally he goes right on thinking.

“According to Chinese medicine, it is the liver that pays the consequences of cerebral work.  This is why it is especially necessary for intellectuals to put aside for a moment their analyses and distract themselves or do something unintellectual,” postulates the scientist.

In Salas’s judgment repetitive behavior in the long run is very draining for a person, which is why in order to change their mental wavelength people have to go on vacation, although many of them take their home with them when they go, and real renewal comes from doing something different from the usual, he emphasizes.

“For example, if you are no good at music, you should try to learn to play a musical instrument, or if you’re afraid of horses, dare to go riding.  The fact of taking on something that is not within your own abilities will renew you.  And when a person is capable of achieving something that is difficult for him, there’s no doubt that he will feel happy, and this is the best kind of vacation and certainly a real rest,” he asserts.

The main thing is to hold on to this change of wavelength through the rest of the year, and for this it is important to cultivate the interior world and learn that living is a continual test, and problems are part of existence.  And that it is more optimistic to see them as challenges:  if one passes them, just like a tennis player hitting back his opponent’s shots, at this pace you will get to be number one.  “And in life you can also be Top One,” Salas Sommer confides.
A Chilean Scientist for Export.

Darío Salas Sommer has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the Columbus Open University, where he also received his doctorate.  In 1970 he founded the Institute for Hermetic Philosophy in Santiago, which takes in men and women from all social classes and political or religious backgrounds, where eagerness to achieve a better quality of life is the thing they all have in common.  In response to people’s interest, in 1984 branches were also formed in Concepción and Temuco respectively.

His work has not only borne fruit in Chile, but also in foreign countries, since there are currently 12 branches on five continents (Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, the United States, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy and Russia).  Under the pseudonym John Baines he has written seven books, including The Stellar Man, The Secret Science, Hypsoconsciousness:  Techniques forAchieving Personal Success, The Science of Love, Development of the Internal World, and Does Woman Exist?, which have been translated into English, German, Arabic, Bulgarian, and Korean, among other languages.  In his book Morals for the 21st Century ((link)) he lays out the concept of Moral Physics, or internal ecology.

He is an international member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RAEN), which awarded him the medal of honor  “For Scientific Merit” and its highest honor, called “Knight of the Arts and Sciences.”

He is also founder of the Darío Salas Institute in the United States, with branches in New York and Miami, and in September of 2003 he was designated Honorary Scientific Consul for Latin America on behalf of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Russian Union (ANIS).  Another of his achievements has been the creation of the Latin American Bolivarian Foundation, dedicated to the rescue and promotion of the values and ideals of the liberator of America, Simón Bolívar.

Last May he was invited to present the subject of internal ecology at the seminar Global Warming and Climate Change:  the Time for Action Has Arrived, at which the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, also appeared.  Salas took the opportunity to invite those present to go more deeply into the responsibility that each individual bears for the care of the environment, which according to him starts with cleansing our own internal world.


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