In almost all such cases involving cancer, spiritual and psychic growth is being denied, or the
individual feels that he or she can no longer grow properly in personal, psychic terms. This
attempt to grow then activates body mechanisms that result in the overgrowth of certain cells.
The individual insists upon growing or upon death, and forces an artificial situation in which
growth itself becomes physically disastrous. This is because a blockage occurs.
The individual wants to grow in terms of person hood, but is afraid of doing so. There are
always individual variations that must be taken into consideration, but often such a person
feels a martyr to his or her sex, imprisoned by it and unable to escape. This can obviously
apply to cancers affecting sexual areas, but is often in the background of any such condition.
Energy is being blocked because of problems that began, in your terms with sexual questions
in puberty. Energy is experienced as sexual.
Now, old people who are considered senile or unmanageable are sometimes experiencing
new bursts of sexual activity in which no outlet is given. Beside this, they have lost their
conventional sexual roles, in which they earlier expressed their energy. There are often
hormonal changes occurring that go unnoticed. Many express a nervous, erratic type of
behavior as they are aroused some not only sexually but intellectually. The new adolescence
never comes. The new puberty dies a slow death, for your society has no framework in which
to understand it. And indeed it shows itself in a distorted fashion that can appear most
Love is a biological necessity, a force operating to one degree or another in all biological
life. Without love there is no physical commitment to life, no psychic hold. Love exists
whether or not it is sexually expressed, though it is natural for love to seek expression.
Love implies loyalty. It implies commitment.
This applies to lesbian and homosexual relationships as well as to heterosexual ones. In
your society, however, identity is so related to sexual stereotypes that few people know
themselves well enough to understand the nature of love, and to make any such
commitments, A transitory period is currently taking place, in which women seem to seek the
promiscuous sexual freedom more generally granted to men. It is believed that males are
naturally promiscuous, aroused by sexual stimuli almost completely divorced from any
complementary deeper response. The male, then, is thought to want sex whether or not he
has any love response to the woman in question, or sometimes to desire her precisely
because he does not love her. In such cases, sex becomes not an expression of love, but an
expression of derision or scorn. So women, accepting these ideas often, seek for a situation
in which they too can feel free to express their sexual desires openly, whether or not any love
Yet loyalty is love's partner, and the primates display such evidence in varying degrees.
The male in particular has been taught to separate love and sex, so that a schizophrenic
condition results that tears apart his psyche -in operational terms- as he lives his life. The
expression of sexuality is considered male, while the expression of love is not considered
To some extent or another, then, the male feels forced to divide the expression of his love from
the expression of his sexuality. It would be disastrous for women to follow the same course.
This great division has led to your major wars. This does not mean that men were alone
responsible for wars. It does mean that the male so divorced himself from the common
fountain of love and sex that the repressed energy came forth in those aggressive acts of
cultural rape and death, instead of birth. When you look at the animal kingdom, you suppose
that the male chooses blindly, led by dumb instinct, so that in overall terms one female will do
as well as any other. When you discover that a certain chemical or scent will attract a certain
male insect, for example, you take it for granted that, that element is alone responsible for
drawing the male to the female.
You take it for granted, in other words, that individual differences do not apply in such cases
so remote from your own reality.
You simply are not able to understand the nature of such consciousnesses, and so you
interpret their behavior according to your beliefs. This would be sad enough if you did not often
use such distorted data to further define the nature of male and female behavior. In so
distorting your ideas of sex, you further limit the great capacities of human loyalty, which is
always connected with love and love's expression. Lesbian and homosexual relationships
then are at best tenuous, overwrought with confused emotions, very seldom able to maintain
a stability that allows for individual growth.
Heterosexual relationships also break down, for the identity of each partner becomes
based upon sexual roles that may or may not apply to the individuals involved. Since you
feel that sex is the only proper method of love's expression, and yet also believe that sex
and love are divided, you are in a quandary. These sexual beliefs are also far more
important in national relationships than you realize, for you attempt to take what you think
of as a masculine stance as a nation.
So, for example, does Russia, India takes a feminine stance in terms of your beliefs, now.
A male with growths of any kind kidney stones or ulcers, for example has tendencies he
considers feminine, and therefore dependent, of which he is ashamed. In a mock
biological ceremony, he gives birth to the extent that he produces within his body material
that was not there before. In ulcers the stomach becomes the womb, bloodied, giving birth
to sores his interpretation of a male's grotesque attempt to express feminine