Then he discovered more and more that there is a certain aura surrounding the bud – just an energy aura, and that energy aura has the whole program of how the bud is going to open. The sensitive plate gets the picture of the energy aura that we cannot see with our bare eyes. Then he started working on diseases, and in Soviet medicine he has created a revolution.
You need not first become sick, and then be cured. You can be cured even before you had any knowledge of any sickness, because Kirlian photography will show in what part the sickness is going to show, because the energy aura will be sick, already sick. It is six months ahead. It is connected with your cosmic unconscious.
Through hypnosis and deeper experiments with it, you can find sicknesses that are going to happen and they can be treated. The children can be more happy. It has been a topic of concern to the psychoanalysts why all over the world, except in a few places, seventy years has become the routine idea of the length of life, because there are a few tribes in Kashmir, in India – now that part has been occupied by Pakistan, a very small part – where people have always lived one hundred and thirty years, one hundred and forty years, one hundred and fifty, and even at the age of one hundred and fifty they were as energetic as any young man. They never became old, they remained young until they died.
In Soviet Russia, in the Caucasus, from where Joseph Stalin came and George Gurdjieff came…. The Caucasus has produced really strong men. There is a small part where people live even to one hundred and eighty years. There are thousands of people who have passed one hundred and fifty.
One of my friends was working there and he asked a farmer, who was tilling the ground, “How old are you?”
He counted on his fingers, because he was uneducated. He said, “It must be nearabout one hundred and eighty.”
My friend could not believe it – one hundred and eighty! – and he is still young.
He inquired in the town and they said, “He is right. His father lived for two hundred years and we hope that he will also live two hundred years, because no sign of death can be seen.”
Psychologists have been concerned to find the reason why in a few places people live long and in most of the world people live only the routine seventy years.
George Bernard Shaw, when he became seventy years old, moved away from London. His friends said, “What are you doing? In old age it is better to be here with friends, society – and you are a man of society, a man of culture.”
He said, “I cannot live here. I am now seventy. This society believes that people die at seventy and that belief is dangerous. I am going to find some place where people don’t believe such a thing.”