Some science behind the scenes

Grounding

Grounding is the name given by those who have had particularly intense spiritual experiences to the methods by which one is 'brought back to earth' as it were.

Fresh air helps, walking with the assistance of someone helps.

Meat  - particularly red meat is often used to help ‘ground’ people after a very intense experience, this was known as far back as the middle ages – possibly even further back.....

Thomas Keightley – The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves and other Little people
His mother set him the meat before him and his father bid him eat, but he let the food lie untouched, and said that he knew now where he could get much better food.  The father then became highly enraged... the boy was then obliged to eat and as soon as he had tasted the flesh he ate it up greedily and instantly fell into a deep sleep.  He slept for as many days as the enchantment had lasted, but he never after recovered the use of his reason.

Meat has the direct effect of increasing the acidity of the blood, and our bodies respond to this by lowering the amount of acidic carbon dioxide in compensation. 

A vegetable diet has the opposite effect; it reduces acidity and compensation for this produces a rise in carbon dioxide pressure in the lungs and a reduction in the amount of oxygen getting to the brain.

So a temporary switch to vegetables [not ones that give you indigestion or wind] before attempting a spiritual experience will help by depriving the brain of oxygen and thus help to still the function of reason. A vegetarian meal has roughly the same effect as an increase in altitude.  Afterwards to give you more oxygen and bring you round you have a steak!

Observations

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