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Introduction to The Science of Doyletics

It is a rare thing when anyone makes a cosmological discovery a discovery about the structure and evolution of the universe but that is what Doyle Philip Henderson did. He discovered something which is true for every human being in the world, whether you live in Mumbai or Miami, Melbourne or Moscow: human feelings and emotions are artefacts of human maturation. There are no basic emotions common to everyone. That this seems to be the case is a result of local uniformities in culture, customs, and family rearing which expose each child to events which create what is thought to be the basic set of emotions: reverence, sadness, joy, anger, blushing, excitement, arousal, awe, irritability, moodiness, etc. How these childhood events before the age of five years old are stored and recapitulated later over a lifetime was Doyle Henderson's basic discovery and led to his pioneering of a method to erase one's unwanted feelings and emotions. The nascent science of doyletics was founded on these basic principles and the speed trace which resulted provides anyone a simple memory technique to remove unwanted bodily states or doyles within a minute or so.

History of Doyle Henderson and His Work

Doyle was very fearful as a young boy growing up in Southern California. He was scared, but he did things anyway. When other boys climbed high trees, Doyle would be trembling, his heart beating very fast in fear of what they were doing, but he would climb the same trees anyway, even higher than the other boys. He was never too scared to do something he did them anyway. But always he wondered, "Why am I trembling with my heart racing, and not the other boys?" During World War II he wanted to join the Army like his older brother had done years earlier. He kept flunking his physical because his heart rate was off the charts. Only after his earnest pleading did the doctor wisely allow him to run up and down some steps. With his heart rate in the normal range for someone who had been exercising, he passed his physical. So he joined the Army he went to war in spite of his overwhelming fears. After he came home, he even learned to fly and owned an airplane for a long time.

After the war Doyle became a pioneer in digital electronic instrumentation. He built the first digital timer ever used at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah (USA) to time car speeds. He obtained a degree in electronics and went to work for Berkeley Instruments where he continued to design instruments. Later he went to work on such state-of-the-art projects as the SNARK intercontinental missile, which was an unmanned airplane guided by celestial navigation capable of delivering a nuclear weapon payload over 6,000 miles away within a quarter of a mile accuracy, an incredible feat for the technology of the time.

Always in the back of his mind he was wondering, "Why am I so fearful?" One day an insight popped up in his head which was destined to change the course of his life and millions of others: "An emotion is a recapitulated event from one's childhood." His work in digital instrumentation had taught him one can make records of earlier events, such as during calibration time, and recall those events to compare to some current reading. What if our brain worked that way? What if we stored those bodily states we call variously feelings and emotions from events which happened to us before some early age and thereafter simply recalled them given some appropriate trigger or signal? "That," he thought triumphantly, "would explain my fearful trembling!"

The chase was on. Doyle began studying everything he could find about emotions, psychology, psychotherapy and soon he began to see that nothing in his insight was contradicted by what he read. This emboldened him to begin attempting to locate the original event during which he stored the fear and trembling bodily states. Using a combination of hypnosis and age regression, he was able to locate the original event and thereafter he experienced no more trembling and rapid heart rate.

He began to assist others, even opening a clinic locally in which they took in the hopeless cases from a nearby drug rehabilitation clinic those that the clinic had been unable to help. He would begin by having them systematically relax all the muscles in their body, then place their minds at an earlier age. Eventually he would lead them to locate and then to cycle around the original event. When done, the bodily states which led to their aberration and addiction would have dissipated. Doyle claimed that he had converted alcoholics into social drinkers. One of the clinic doctors felt threatened and had the police shut down Doyle's competing clinic. At that time Doyle was still working as an aeronautical engineer and doing this community work on his own time. His procedure worked. It was free. They shut him down because they claimed he was practicing medicine without a license. He was only helping people learn how to use a memory technique, but the doctor only saw a competing clinic and wanted it shut down.

Out of these years of clinical experience came an important experiential discovery which is a basic tenet of doyletics: the Memory Transition Age. Doyle discovered that if he helped someone trace and they went back before five year old to the original event, the onerous bodily states never returned, but if they only went back as far as say, seven, the bodily states would return at some later date. Those people, for whom the bodily states returned, he would take through the memory procedure again and this time take them to an earlier age. By keeping track of the ages at which people got permanent removal of the bodily states, he homed in on the age of five years old. Each time he took people below five, their bodily states never returned. Thus, five years old became a benchmark year for his memory procedure and is known in doyletics as the Memory Transition Age (MTA).

One day a man came in who had a bad back and could not lie down as was the usual procedure during the systematic relaxation leading up to the procedure. He allowed the man to sit up with his eyes closed and the procedure worked. Months later, a gentleman who was deaf came to him. Doyle taught himself American Sign Language in order to communicate with the man and the procedure worked as well. Doyle now knew it was possible to do a memory procedure with one's eyes open and sitting up. Then a lady wrote him who lived alone and wished to use his procedure. Doyle wrote a software program so that the lady could do the procedure sitting up in front of her computer. He called the software PANACEA! the name expressed his enthusiasm for his discovery as a universal anodyne for relieving people of the world of unwanted fear, anger, grief, distress, depression, etc.

Doyle couldn't help people remove the things which triggered their fear, anger, grief, distress, depression, but he could help them remove the bodily states which the events around them as adults were triggering. Those bodily states were rising up in them from their childhood, he found, exactly as the trembling and fast-heart rate of his own childhood. These states, which had lasted so long into his adult life, had now been completely erased. In fact, they had been extirpated which means they had been "pulled out by their roots" roots which he knew extended to before five years old in childhood. By using his memory trace procedure, other people could, in the privacy of their homes, remove their own onerous bodily states permanently.

Founding the Science of Doyletics

At the point when I first met Doyle Henderson, he was about 75 years old, living in the mountains above Los Angeles in a mountain cabin, retired, and selling his software package to people around the world. I met him on a Joseph Newman Energy Machine List and asked him about his email address and he told me about his software. I found it hard to believe and he agreed to send me a copy to try out. It worked spectacularly for me on the first attempt, but I skipped a few of the steps and discovered that I could do subsequent traces without the software. Apparently one did not need to cycle around the original event, but simply go back before the original event in order for it to be effective. With Doyle's permission, I began doing seminars for 15 or so people and leading them in a trace during the course of the seminar. Many of them did successful traces during the short demonstration. They bought copies of Doyle's software to take home with them.

Doyle's interest was in the functioning of the memory trace procedure, but my interest was in how the structures of the brain could work to make such a procedure effective. I began my study of the literature on emotions in earnest to supplement what I already knew from my studies of brain structure, physiology, neurology, psychology, psychotherapy and other fields. The various books I studied are listed at the end of this webpage with links to my reviews of them: .

Soon an image began to emerge for me that Doyle had made a cosmological discovery which affected every human being and that a science needed to be created for the body of knowledge which will accrue from his discovery. I had already begun using the word "doyles" to refer to the physical body states stored before five years old. This came about because in my first two years of meeting Doyle Henderson we spent several hours a day emailing each other and I insisted on using "physical body states" instead of "feelings" and "emotions" because I had come to see from my early research that if these physical body states comprised the substrate of what people called feelings and emotions. One day after having typed "physical body states" a hundred times or so, I told Doyle I needed a short, one-syllable name to replace "physical body states" and I was going to use his name in lowercase and plural, "doyles".

That was a fortuitous decision because when I came to found the science which was to embody Doyle's discovery, the word "doyletics" fit beautifully as a name for the science. The name will forever honor the innovator, Doyle Henderson, who made the original cosmological discovery upon which the science is based. It allowed me to give a simple operational definition of doyletics as the study of doyles, just as genetics is the study of genes. In fact, if genetics can be called the science which studies the acquisition and transmission of physical body traits, then doyletics can be called the science which studies the acquisition and transmission of physical body states. Bodily traits are carried by genes in the genetic structure first generated at conception, and bodily states are carried by doyles stored in the limbic region of the brain during events before five years old. Bodily traits comprise the physical structure of the human body such as eye and hair color, height, facial features, etc., and they are acquired from one's parents. Bodily states comprise all the doylic events stored between 2 months after conception and five years old, and they are acquired during that time from the events and the people in one's life: one's parents, caregivers, relatives and friends. Just as eye color may be acquired genetically from one's mother, a dislike for sauerkraut can be acquired doylicly from one's father. The word doyletics is to be treated as the words designating other sciences such as: genetics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc., it is not capitalized inside a sentence.

Early on in my founding the science of doyletics I sat down with Doyle and Betty Henderson and explained what I was going to do. I wanted to explain how doyletics worked and how people can do a simple memory trace to remove doyles. The three of us could understand that this would likely remove the market for Doyle's software, and I asked their permission to proceed. Doyle and Betty were unanimous and enthusiastic in approving my plans. With their blessing I formed the website and began bringing the simple memory trace procedure called the speed trace to the world.

We called it the "speed trace" because a typical trace before then required about 30 minutes to an hour to complete with the progressive relaxation and cycling around the original event (which required returning to a relaxed state after each time). In the beginning my own speed traces took about 10 minutes or so, as I focused on remembering events at each five year time mark in my life as I went down. Soon I discovered that remembering events was not only unnecessary, but it was distracting. It caused some people to get off the track and destroyed the effectiveness of the trace because the doyle they were tracing could be replaced by some other doyle triggered by a memory. Whenever that happens the trace will assuredly fail. Only later did I discover how short a trace can be and still be effective. One day I did a trace in under ten seconds from beginning to end with complete effectiveness. After that experience, I knew that the shorter the trace, the more likely it would be effective. The brevity helps ensure that the doyle being traced will remain active during the whole trace.

If you know about internal combustion automobiles, you knows that you need FUEL and SPARK in order for the engine to run. That can help you to remember the two requirements for a successful trace: HOLD and MARK

HOLD you hold onto the doyle until you go below five years old (or the doyle is holding onto you)

MARK you go systematically down your time marks. A time mark is an age that you say during the trace as you go from your current age to below five years old. The selection of which time marks to use are an individual decision: you need to find about seven plus or minus two time marks between your current age and five years old. A simple way is to use increments of 5 if you're under 35 and 10 if you're over 35. Thus for a 42-year-old: 42, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5 or for a 68-year-old: 68, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 5. For a child under 12, use every year.

Speed Trace Instructions

The instructions for riding a bicycle are simple. Sit on the bicycle and start pedaling. But I dare you to tell that to a child whose never ridden a two-wheeler for the first time and see if that simple instruction works. Do you remember when you rode a two-wheeler for the first time? When you let go from the ground to reach the pedal, you fell over. Before you could ride a two-wheeler, you had to learn the trick of coordinating all the tasks of letting go of the ground, reaching the pedal before you fall over, and pedaling the bike forward fast enough to reach stability.

But any child can learn to ride a two-wheel bike easily if it has training wheels. The training wheels keeps their attention on learning to move the bike forward and having a successful experience of enjoying riding a bike without the pains of failing by falling over.

The training wheels for a speed trace are this: choose a doyle to trace that is easy to HOLD and then go down the time MARKs. For most people, the easiest doyles to begin with are food dislike doyles. Why? Because they are so easy to trigger and they stay around for while so the HOLD condition is easily satisfied. In addition a successful trace is easy to confirm.

To trigger a food dislike that will stay around while you do your first speed trace is simple: select a food that you strongly dislike, buy some of the food, cook it if necessary, and set the food in front of you while you do the speed trace. The constant stimulation of the look and smell of the food will likely be enough to keep the doyles on HOLD while you trace. (If necessary to evoke the doyles, eat a small amount of the food to start.)

When the food is ready, set it before you, and when you feel the doyles rising in you, BEGIN:

Go down your time marks, going backwards or down the time MARKs to five years old saying this words (ALOUD the first trace or two or three), using "this doyle" to refer to the set of physical body states which arose in you when you set the food in front of you and smelled it and looked at it:

"I'm this age (say TIME MARK), and I'm experiencing this doyle."

Let's take the example of a man of 23 who feels the muscles in his face and jaw tense up as he sees and smells the green vegetable he detests in front of him. He calls the muscle tension "this doyle" and says aloud the words below. Note that his words are said always in the present tense, and they are true because at each age he would have felt the same muscle tension when he saw/smelled the despised vegetable, thus his brain moves with each TIME MARK down to the original event:

"I'm 23, and I'm experiencing this doyle."

"I'm 20, and I'm experiencing this doyle."

"I'm 15, and I'm experiencing this doyle."

"I'm 10, and I'm experiencing this doyle."

"I'm 5, and I'm experiencing this doyle."

At this point, he may go down below the original event when he first smelled or tasted his obnoxious vegetable, so we change what he says to acknowledge that possibility. Below five, he says:

"I'm 4 am I still experiencing this doyle?"

At each TIME MARK below 4 years old, he asks himself if he still experiences the onerous effects of the vegetable. If he finds that the muscle tension he felt in his face and jaw (specific to his own childhood experience) is gone, the answer is NO, and the trace is over.

If the answer is YES, he continues with TIME MARKs of 3, 2, 1, 9 months, 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, 1 Day Old (day after I was born), -1 Day (day before I was born), -1 month, and down a month at a time to -7 months. When one is a two-month-old fetus in the womb is the earliest time at which one may store doylic memories, so far as we know. Note: for food dislikes the doyle will usually go away by 1 Day Old as one does not consume food before birth, one is nourished through the blood one receives via the umbilical cord. (Note: some doyles may go away slowly over several TIME MARKs.)

When the trace is over, he can ask himself (silently is okay), "What's a plausible thing could have happened to me when I was X-years-old?" where X represents the previously unknown age of the original event, which the speed trace has now made known.

A speed trace is in a sense like an algebraic equation where you solve for X, which is the unknown. You get an answer for X when you HOLD the doyle and go down the TIME MARKs to below the age of the original event, which we know from Doyle Henderson's hard work over twenty-five years must be below five years old. Once you know X and you ask for the memory associated with the doyle you just traced, your brain will give it up to you in some form. It may be a sound, a dim vision, or some combination of memory components which will be your clue as to what happened to you when the doyle was stored.

In a seminar I gave at El Paso Community College in Texas, a 60-year-old lady did a doyle trace on her fear of scorpions which are a prevalent hazard in her home there. It went away at three years old. She had solved for her unknown and got X = 3. She asked herself, "What's a possible thing happened to me at AGE=3?" and suddenly saw herself being bitten by a scorpion! Fortuitously her mother was available in the next room. I went over to her, and asked the frail, 82-year-old lady if her daughter ever got bitten by a scorpion. The old lady's hand trembled, her eyes lit up, and she exclaimed, "Yes! When she was three years old!" A fifty-seven-year-old memory had risen from the depths of this mother's brain into the light of day and confirmed what her daughter had just received from asking what we call the Plausibility Question (PQ) right after her speed trace. A lifelong fear of scorpions was gone permanently after being traced to a single event in her life at three years old. From now on scorpions appear in her life, but she will dispatch them without the paroxysms of fear which had held her in thrall, up until now.

What to Use the Speed Trace On

Like riding a bicycle, anyone can learn do the simple memory procedure called the speed trace. You might fall down once or twice till you get the pedals turning smoothly and enjoy your first ride around the block. But once you get a confirmed speed trace such as a food dislike under your belt, the world is your oyster where do you want to go next with your amazing vehicle?

  • Are there hunger pangs which plague you till you eat more than is good for you? Trace them away.
  • Do you have stage fright during a meeting or making a sales presentation? Erase those doyles.
  • Feel unsteady in high places? Ease yourself with a speed trace.
  • Feel gloomy? Lighten up with a speed trace.
  • Seasick? Steady yourself with a speed trace.

The list of doyles which can be traced is limitless basically any event that could have happened to you as a child under the age of five is capable of storing a doyle which may show up later in you as an onerous physical body state. When it does, be ready. Are you in doubt as to whether something is a doyle or not? When in doubt, trace it out. If it's a doyle, it will go away upon completion of a successful speed trace. If it doesn't go away, do some other confirmed speed traces to make sure you have the procedure correct and trace it again. It is easier to trace an unwanted doyle than to ask someone if something may be a doyle or not. Only your body knows the answer to that and a trace is the way of asking the question effectively. If the answer is yes, the doyle goes away. If the doyle doesn't go away, it may be some physiological condition unrelated to a stored doylic memory and thus not susceptible to tracing.

How do you know for sure something is a doyle? Here are some simple ways to tell if something is a doyle in you or not. When you suspect a doyle is present, do one or all of the following things:

  • Close your eyes or look away from something.
  • Move out of the room you're in. Does the doyle go away after a short time?
  • Stop up your ears or turn off the sounds you're listening to.
  • Take a shower or long soaking bath.
  • Change to some other kind of clothes: tight to loose-fitting or vice versa.
  • Talk about the same subject to a different person.

Ask yourself, "Did the doyle go away?" A "YES" answer indicates the presence of a doyle which you may wish to trace and erase next time it arises.

This is not a comprehensive list, but it covers most of the usual ways doyles are triggered. They can be triggered also by other doyles or memories which are completely internal. That's how people who remember things as they go down the TIME MARKs can get lost: they trigger some other doyle. Their brain loses track of the original doyle, and the trace fails. Since one doyle can trigger other doyles, it's possible to have a long cascade of doyles. It might seem difficult to trace a cascade of doyles, but it is actually quite simple: trace the first doyle in the cascade and the cascade will never occur again! When a doyle acts as a gateway to other doyles, tracing it will remove the trigger for the remainder of the doylic chain and you will be free of the cascade of doyles. Thus you will find that even the simplest doyle trace may have salubrious effects on your life by removing all the cascades which formerly were triggered by the one doyle.

This explains why you do not need to evoke a full-blown doyle in order to do a successful trace to erase the doyle. Tracing away any mild doyle which leads to the full-blown doyle will be effective at removing the full-blown one. No need for you to get so angry you are punching holes in the wall to remove the anger doyle. Simply start your trace at the earliest signs of anger. In addition, while doing the memory procedure, the speed trace removes the need for you to recover all the possibly horrendous feelings associated with the original event. Thus, you need not recover feelings of intense anger, e.g., that might cause you to kick holes in the wall, vomit, or scream endlessly. Simply going back before the original event, skipping blithely over the event without re-experiencing it, is quite effective in removing the onerous doyles. Used in this fashion, it is quite clear that the speed trace is a memory technique for converting doylic memories into cognitive memories.

How the Speed Trace Works

How does a speed trace do its work? In short, the brain continues to evolve through age five at which time full cognitive memory capability is present. This was known by Sigmund Freud who called the process "childhood amnesia." Cognitive memory is what we all call just memory, but I use the term to distinguish it from doylic memory. Doylic memory is functional at about two months after conception in the womb and stores the bodily states or doyles in the limbic structures along the brain stem. These doyles contain all kinds of muscle tension, respiratory rates, heart rates, internal organ homoeostatic settings, and links to other doyles. These doyles are recapitulated whenever any portion of the original event impinges on the limbic region, i.e., whenever a doylic trigger occurs.

When you were three, e.g., you experienced some onerous physical body states. If the only kind of memory you had available at three was doylic memory, a doylic record was made in your limbic structure. A cognitive memory could not have been created because your cognitive memory capability was not ready for operation you were below five years old. Your brain stores memory in the highest and best way it can, so later when you passed five years old, your brain began storing only cognitive memories, what you and I call simply, memories, of every event thereafter. But those doylic memories are still in there, firing off in every second, every minute of every day, every year, every decade of your life. Until you do a trace.

What happens during a trace? You go down into your brain where the doylic memory was stored and since you now have cognitive memory capability, your brain creates, for the first time, a cognitive memory of the original event. Previously your brain had only the capability of storing a doylic memory. Once the cognitive memory is stored, your brain will no longer cause a doyle to arise in you from some trigger but rather it will allow you to access the cognitive memory it stored during your speed trace. In effect, the doylic memory has been changed into a cognitive memory.

In simple terms, the doyle which bothered you is now gone forever.

And you may be able to discover what happened to you by retrieving the cognitive memory which was created of the original event when you did the trace by asking the PQ or Plausibility Question.

Closing Comments

In closing, let me thank Doyle Henderson for his pioneering work which led directly to the science of doyletics. He worked in a field very different from his own, but his knowledge of instrumentation allowed him to see a possibility about the etiology of emotions and feelings and other bodily states that no one before him had ever imagined: that all these originated from body states stored during original events before five years old and recapitulated thereafter. He grasped the origin of emotions in one superb insight and worked tirelessly for over 25 years to pinpoint what we now call the Memory Transition Age. Thanks to him, millions of people, in fact, all the peoples of the world, in every country will be able to remove onerous bodily states and improve the ecology of their mind and body quickly and simply via a speed trace.

His discovery was simple as many other discoveries are. Isaac Newton's discovery of his Three Laws of Motion led to the laws of classical mechanics and helped to create an industrial revolution in the external physical world. Doyle Henderson's discovery will create a revolution of equivalent importance in the internal world of emotions, feelings, and body states. Imagine a world in which the science of doyletics is taught in the grade schools of the world. Imagine a world in which children trace and erase onerous doyles as they grow and mature. Imagine a world run by those children when they become adults. Imagine now the contribution Doyle Henderson will have made to make that world possible.

You do not need to take the message in this article on faith. Learn to do the speed trace to erase unwanted doyles in your life. Then you will be convinced that the onerous doyles you stored before five years old can be traced and erased. And, if you can do it, so can every other person alive today.

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