Power of Hair

We normally think of hair in terms of how it looks. We change the color, the texture, thickness, and length. What does hairstyle or length have to do with anything? Different sources say that there is power or strength in hair. Does hair give us extra help with our sixth sense?

In the Bible, Samson was blessed by God. An angel of the Lord came to Manoah and his wife to tell them of Samson. The angel told them in Judges 13:5 (KJV):

For lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

Samson grows into a man. He confided in Delilah where his strength came from. She shaved his head, chained him up, put out his eyes, and threw him in prison. After repenting for his sins and his hair was long again, the Lord gave him back his strength. When Samson was brought out of the prison to mock him. He asked to be placed between two pillars. Begging the Lord for strength one last time, Samson pulled the pillars down. This killed him and many of the Philistines.

Native American man with long hair.

Lately, there has been an article circling about hair. The article is The Truth About Hair and Why Indians Would Keep Their Hair Long. It says that the Native Americans were sought  out by the military for their tracking abilities that were almost supernatural, for the Vietnam War. They found the recruits did very well. When the recruits joined, they had their hair cut in the standard haircut. Their tracking abililities were greatly reduced, so the military ran a study. They found that the ones who kept their long hair had great tracking abilities, but those abilities were lost when their hair was cut. Then the military allowed them to keep their hair (United Truth Seekers).

There is a piece of superstition concerning hair. If you cut your hair, you are advised to burn the cut hair. This is so that someone cannot take your hair and curse you. What’s funny is that hair actually does have DNA connected to it when it is pulled from the root, so it does have a piece of you.

Many cultures value long hair to some extent. Ancient hair care involved using different oils. Camellia oil (a.k.a. tea sead oil) was used by the Japanese. It has a pleasant scent. When applied, it penetrates quickly and does not leave an oily residue. It moisturizes hair, makes it more manageable, and improves hair elasticity (Warber).

Looking at this, there may be some power in your hair. I’m inclined to believe, based on the evidence, that hair has some kind of power. This power may consist of strength, strong intuition, and/or your identity. Can hair give any kind of help with your sixth sense? If so, does hairstyle have anything to do with it? Decide for yourself.

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Posted on May 31, 2012, in Concepts to Think About and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I agree, HUGE stigma attached to hair. Just look at how many people will not cut their hair before a big event for luck. And then, look at the number one thing women seem to do after breaking up with a significant other. Haircut! (Many times one they’ll regret later!)

  2. Wow! really? you’ve really got me thinking. Maybe that explains some differences between men and women (latter usually have their hair long)

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