Redheads look younger than they are, can be found in the bedroom more often, and have less chance, if you are a man, of getting prostate cancer than people of other hair colors.
“According to Taoist legend, Huang Di, had supernatural capabilities. It is said that his mother conceived him after she was energized by swirling light.”
The Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) of China is the father of Chinese Medicine. Huangdi, who lived 5000 years ago, was supposedly named for the yellow soil of the plains, loess. However, others argue that he was in fact named for the golden color of his hair, meaning he was caucasian. Huangdi was the name of a caucasian tribe that emigrated to China in 2700BC. This discovery made by the Chinese is the reason I created this website. It’s profound for myself and I will try to link the connection to red hair. This might provide a historical and cultural connection to those learning and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), who often feel a separation for not being Chinese, being unable to fully engage in the ancient spiritual Daoism from which TCM is based.
This is not taking anything from the Chinese as I thank God everyday for meeting the Chinese Master, hiding out as a janitor at a college of TCM, who healed me with qigong and tuina, then graciously taught me this ancient art, Emei Li Ji Qigong. (Read more here on page 3 “How Tuina-Chinese Therapeutic Massage Saved My Life”) This article is more about discovery of a connection to my ancient red-haired ancestry of possible Tuatha de Danann, Druids and the Shining Ones, which has been obliterated by history.
I experienced what I believe to be a genetic unlocking of ancient knowledge of the redhaired race. I was taught an ancient art of healing known as tuina. It is deeply steeped in the Daoist Arts. Something inside me said there was an ancient connection to what I did not know. Then I read about the race of Shining Ones imparting their knowledge to the Chinese. Later I read about the redhaired mummies they found in the Tarim Basin in China dated some 4000 BC, possibly connected to the Tuatha de Danann. The Tuatha were known for their fiery red hair. How they were in Ancient China is a mystery. Then to find that the Yellow Emperor had golden hair, blonde or possibly red made this deep connection that opened a complex lock of my ancient heritage.
For a better understanding of tuina, please check out my website on my practice at: https://spiraldragons.com/
Interesting, there is claim that the Holy Grail is in Ireland, a cup with two spiral dragons.
Growing up as the red-haired stepchild, literally, was tough. My own mom didn’t even like me. Neither of my parents had red hair. Getting called carrot top was the norm and it sucked. I would get blamed for everything and I was treated as a bad child even though I was a good. Other parents, teachers, priests, I guess people of authority looked down on me. I remember getting kicked out of class anytime someone talked to me. I spent most of the year in my desk in the hall looking in through the door. I became good friends with the principal.
The allergies started when I was 13 and they only worsened until I discovered that they were caused by milk and wheat. Acupuncture was the best treatment of all. In addition, I have a sensitive digestive system, its called irritable bowel syndrome now. They did not have a label for attention deficit disorder back when I was growing up. Good thing as I would not want to be put on any mental medication. Who knows what that would have done? I would spend the whole day mesmerized on the first day of snow. Every time I went to the dentist, I would really get high on the laughing gas although the drilling was still painful. I talk to people who never feel any pain at the dentist. Must be nice.
The negative attention stopped when I let my hair grow out. Everyone thinks I look like Sammy Hagar. He can’t look that bad. Maybe all redheads are related. Strangely, I find red haired women attractive, but have never wanted to date one. I wonder if its genetic. I love the exotic type.
I began to notice that other people liked to tell me their problems. I was watching a Dr Who episode where the Amazon lady states, “When you get a cut, look for the man with the most scars.” I guess that relates to me. Being a redhead makes you somewhat jaded and tough. I have the most wry sense of humor and its helped me stay mentally afloat. In my ’30’s I began to have shamanic experiences and have since been on a spiritual journey in that direction. Must have been the laughing gas. Yes I do feel like I am from another planet because I just can’t get over all this need for the material satisfaction. Personally I love to be in the mountains surrounded by large pine trees in the whispering winds with a spring of bubbling water nearby or by ocean watching the endless waves as the setting sun simmers and shimmers.
People with red hair have many different traits than the general population. I wanted to list my traits and see how they compare to other redheads. Here goes:
- It is so funny watching myself getting so crazy and all over the place making this website
- Curly locks
- Food sensitivities
- Search for deeper answers
- Burn easy in the sun
- I think is related to ability to produce Vitamin D
- I don’t think I am affected by SAD-seasonal affected disorder-as much as others because I like all kinds of weather- or maybe I am
- High sex energy
- Attuned senses
- Some intelligence
- Get a lot of attention- good and bad
- Yeah, gingerism is real, I prefer the good attention
- Do not like following the rules
- Interested in alternative diets and medicine because the normal has not worked
- Environmentally sensitive
- Hate the dentist
- Have dealt with depression
- Love music
- Experimented with alcohol and drugs
- Love being in nature
- Blue eyes
- Strong and fast
- Goes with have to being smart in order to survive
Redheads may get their fiery persona from Mars.
Astrologers claim there is a connection between the red planet, Mars and the fiery nature of people with red hair. Redheads are notorious for their well-known hot-tempered, high strung and sensitive natures. In astrology, if the planet Mars is in your charts, it has the affect of placing fiery, competitive and almost explosive tendencies into your behavior. Research astrologers Judith Hill and Jacalyn Thompson made a discovery in their study of 500 redheads that makes a connection to Mars and redheads. In Mars and Redheads (1988), almost 30% of the redheads had the ascending Mars in their astrology birth charts.
Source: Edward Snow Astrology News Service “The Volatile Connection Between Redheads and Mars”
There are claims that redheads came from Mars.
Redheaded women emit a particularly distinct aroma
It has been scientifically proven that when redheads wear perfume, it will smell better than when worn by other hair types.
“Dr. Augustin Galopin first recorded this fact in his 1886 book “Le Parfum de la Femme.” He reportedly detected that redheaded women emit a particularly distinct aroma — that of ambergris, an earthy and sensual scent.”
Concerning myself, a guy with red hair, I have unusually sensitive senses. I cannot wear strong colognes and use commercial soaps because I will get a headache. Its funny walking about and having the ability to smell what other people are wearing and what detergent they used. Actually it can be overwhelming sometimes. Sometimes I can catch whiff of a person downwind at over a block away.
“His golden colored hair and beard gave to his appearance a celestial aspect.”
Most people think that Jesus, being Jewish, must have had dark hair. However, its not out of the question for red hair to be found in the Middle East. In 2014, a gathering of about 200 red-haired Jews came together in Israel. King David is known to have red hair as well.
The proof comes from an actual historical letter from Pontius Pilate to Tiberius Caesar. Pontius Pilate writes:
One day I observed in the midst of a group of people a young man who was leaning against a tree, calmly addressing the multitude. I was told it was Jesus. This I could easily have suspected so great was the difference between Him and those who were listening to Him. His golden colored hair and beard gave to his appearance a celestial aspect. He appeared to be about 30 years of age. Never have I seen a sweeter or more serene countenance. What a contrast between Him and His bearers with their black beards and tawny complexions!
Another source is from the sleeping prophet, Edgar Cayce. Falling into a trance state, Cayce would diagnose illnesses and describe past events. Cayce talked often of the life of Jesus Christ. He described Him as having blue eyes and golden red hair.
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25 years ago, I was delivering mail along my walking route in San Diego, when I was stopped by an elderly lady who still had striking red hair despite her age. I was about to hand over her mail when suddenly she grabbed me by the arm, looked me intently in the eye and exclaimed:
“Did you know that being a red-head makes you different from everybody else?”
“Ah, no, I didn’t know that,” I stammered, taken aback by the purposeful address.
She went on, as though passing on a secret legacy, “Did you know that you fall into a 5% category, where doctors don’t know what medications will do to you?”
I shook my long red curls “no”, but as I thought about it, I began to realize I did notice that many things affected me differently, that I was more sensitive to medications, food, my environment, and other people than the average man. From that moment I was on a quest to discover what it truly meant to be a red-head.
This quest has taken me to subjects such as the Tuatha Danaan, Red-haired Egyptian Pharoahs, and Red-haired Mummies in China to Famous Redheads such as Queen Elizabeth and Mark Twain to Environmentally Sensitive Redheads and Redheads with Magical Abilities.
This site is an invitation to all gingers to join me on that journey!