TRIBE /traɪb/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[trahyb] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation, –noun 1. any aggregate of people united by ties of descent from a common ancestor, community of customs and traditions, adherence to the same leaders, etc. (Tribe, 2007)
MIASM – This term is used in homeopathy to describe an underlying pattern of energy. These patterns of energy are similar in nature to specific diseases. Thus, they are named after these diseases. There are many theories about miasms. Hahnemann originally described them as inherited tendencies passed down from generation to generation. For example, if a grandfather had Tuberculosis, the grandson might have asthma. Although asthma is a different “disease”, it would never the less be energetically connected to the grandfather’s T.B. (Miasm, 2005)
In other places I have written about the latent tendencies passed on from generation to generation. Ancient philosophy and spiritual schools all state that the greatest “sin” upon mankind is the visiting of the sins of the father’s upon the sons. These statements refer not only to some esoteric fall from grace, but to real physical and emotional tendencies.
The whole of the Middle East is one giant crucible for the tribal miasms of a large portion of human genetic inheritance. One often wonders whether the tension exists there because of the oil or the other way around, oil from the tension. In other words, this concentrated energy is a result of the long standing polarity of the human spirit which now manifests physically as well.
Yet what is this miasm that we refer to?
We specifically discuss tribal miasms.
These are the ancestral ties that come down as ethnic cleansing, or the more popular term in Iraq, of “Sectarian Violence.” Clan on clan, or tribe on tribe. Most of us in the modern world shake our heads at such provincial thinking while manifesting it in our own ways. We are Americans, or Jews, or Christians, for example. These trends do not need to manifest in dangerous ways.
Take the Oakland Raider and Denver Bronco American Football fans of last weekend. None of them killed each other, though if you look at the Raider Nation, you may wonder how close that is to their minds!
As long as we identify ourselves by nation, creed, religion, or philosophy there is risk of conflict. When we can channel this activity into productive endeavor we as a human family transcend violence into competitive growth such as Olympic ambitions. Everything on the planet can be used for either good or ill. It is upon us as individuals to make the transformation. This is the ancient alchemy of spirit, of lead into gold.
Miasm (2005). Center for Homeopathy (Homeopathic Glossary). Retrieved September 19, 2007 from http://www.centerforhomeopathy.com/glossary.html.
Tribe. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved September 19, 2007, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tribe