The latest government report on alcohol levels contradicts previous advice concerning the health and wellbeing of the body. Previous guidelines suggested that a daily glass of red wine was good for the heart, but now they advise that there is no safe level of alcohol. It’s little wonder that people are confused. Anything taken in excess will be problematic, particularly where alcohol is involved. A daily glass of wine or a pint of beer may or may not have its positive attributes; but the fundamental problem is that alcohol is the cause of most of the domestic violence in the world.
Alcohol is the most insidious depressant because it provokes and excites the negative emotional forces that are usually dormant or held in check by the mores of society. The first drink is registered as a pleasant feeling of a sense of wellbeing and the lowering of any inhibitions. This is because the concentrated substance of the alcohol focuses the attention more deeply into the sensation of the body, reducing the self-conscious projection onto the external world. Death is a similar process, with the total inner focus of the body consciousness registered as the withdrawal from the world and everything in existence. As the energy of the alcohol extracts the life force required to compensate for the ingested new energy, the pleasant feeling reaches a peak and the wave of well being begins to dip downwards. This usually means another drink to re-experience the good feeling. Of course this never happens but it doesn’t stop many people drinking themselves into a stupor in trying to get back that initial euphoria. This is the trigger point when, through sheer frustration, the person hits out most vehemently, often to the one they say they love.
The lure of booze, even having a social drink or two, is the psychic emanation of alcohol drawing to itself suitable donor bodies in which to experience sensual existence through a human brain. Over the millennia alcohol has externalised as the fluid outer expression of self in existence – the reality behind the booze. Originally plants and herbs were brewed and fermented as a spiritual potion by the tribal people of the earth. Alcohol in those distant early days was revered as a sacred elixir that provided a bridge for communion with the nature deities and for insights into the psyche. Primitive man did not ingest alcohol for personal pleasure or just to get drunk. This came much later when the spirit in alcohol was manufactured as a means to forget (albeit temporarily) the terrible price of human progress and the self-fixated world that man had created in revolt to the spirit of the earth.
Today citizens who enjoy their fine wines and vintage cognac represent the acceptable face of self in the world. The alcoholics and ‘down and outs’ are the unacceptable face of self that, in their hideous crazy existence, at least express without pretence the reality behind the booze.