In the previous post, Living Water in the New Reel, I described how structured water, or living water as I prefer to call it, helps provide the electrical charge needed to stabilize your character in the new reel. As I explained in that post, we have good quality water here, pure and unfiltered from a deep well, but we have noticed significant improvements since we started using the water structuring discs I’m going to talk about here.
In April this year (2017) Anton from South Africa came to visit, to present his water structuring technology to John Lash and to seek his input on taking it forward. Anton has had a successful business selling water structuring products and consulting in water structuring technology for nearly 20 years in South Africa. The background to his visit is that he listened to John’s interviews on Redice and felt that he was of the few interviewees who recognised white genocide, which is an everyday issue for white South Africans and had something useful to say about it. White genocide and the plight of European settlers who built that country is not the subject of this post, but it is a fine example of the success of judeo-communism and well worth studying. If you know the enemy and their tactics, it is much easier to keep them out of your life.
Anton’s technology now goes under the acronym, ELFET, which stands for Electrical Field Entrainment Techniques, and involves mimicking the rhythms, shapes and movement of Nature using sound. (In South Africa it is known as Trivortex.) He has created software that turns sacred geometry into sound waves. Objects are put into a specially made chamber and the specially created audio frequencies are ‘played’ through each end of the chamber to impregnate the objects. There is still some as yet unexplained mystery about this process, although it most likely involves the creation of a scalar field within the chamber. Anton has focused his efforts on delivering the proof that the technology works, rather than theorizing. And we saw the proof for ourselves.
As soon as Anton began demonstrating the software and how to plot the points to create the shapes and movement, John recognised this:
It’s called Kepler’s Trigon and shows the positions of Saturn and Jupiter in opposition to the sun. Kepler was the first to publish this pattern in 1606, and the diagram shows how Jupiter and Saturn occupy the same positions on three occasions over a timeframe of a couple of months. Then the fourth conjunction returns to within 7-8° of the last conjunction after a lapse of 60 years, which is why the plotted triangle appears to shift around the circle. The next such conjunction will be in December 2020. Anton could have selected other points to plot on his software demonstration, but it just so happened that he picked this pattern, without knowing what it was and that led John to recognize it as Thelete technology. Sophia knows that this happens, of course, but it is the involvement of Thelete that enables the human mind to turn this into exactly the usable technology necessary for these times. Although Anton has been working on this for many years, it is no coincidence that he came to us during the time Jupiter was in the womb of the Virgin.
The Taste Test
We did two taste tests with the water structuring discs. These are small, stainless steel discs (4.5cm) that have been treated in the chambers Anton designed and made. We poured two glasses of water from the tap and placed a disc under one of the glasses for a couple of minutes. Each of us then tasted the untreated water, followed by the treated water. We all noticed exactly the same improvements; the water was somehow silkier and better tasting.
We then did the same test with red wine. We poured two glasses of wine from a newly opened bottle and put the disc under one for a couple of minutes. In just two minutes and average glass of wine matured into a delicious glass of wine.
I have also tested water with my dogs and cats and they all choose the treated water. We use the water structuring discs at home for our drinking water all the time.
Other Test Results
Anton showed us the results of many independent lab tests that have shown the improvements in plant germination, plant growth, nutritional value of plants, elimination of blood toxins and the human energy field. Here are a few images here.
We use the water structuring discs to structure our drinking water, simply by placing the jug of water from the tap on the disc for a few minutes and to water our plants and feel healthy, strong and with constant high level functioning in the new reel. The improvement is noticeable. I’ve also sent discs to friends to use for pain relief following accidents and injuries, used by taping the disc over the painful area, and they also report that it worked when everything else has failed.
How to Buy the Water Structuring Discs
We are allying with Anton to bring the water structuring discs to Nemeta members and supporters. The price is €50 per disc plus p&p, of which €20 goes directly to funding Nemeta – so there is a three-fold benefit here; when you buy one of these discs you are supporting yourself, John’s work going forward and a white South African warrior.
The Nemeta site is currently being set-up which will include a shop where you can buy the discs directly, but we are taking advance orders on the discs now. If you want one, please contact me using the form below.
In the previous post on the Immune System Reboot, I raised the question: do you experience symptoms of sickness or symptoms of healing? The proper functioning of your immune system depends on how you answer that question. This is not a hypothetical question; it arises in your mind whenever you experience a deviation from homeostasis. For example, consider something as small and insignificant as an insect bite. You rarely see the bite happening, but you see the effects of your immune system working and for the most part you get irritated by that. This is negativity in action and you are working against yourself. The Aeonic Mother reboots your immune system in the exact moment that you experience a symptom and recognize that your immune system is already working to neutralize the assault. Pretending that you see your immune system working will have no effect whatsoever. The re-cognition occurs when you unlearn the errors that have informed the adaptive immune system, enabling you to witness the power of your creative imagination in the observable healing of your own body. And in the humblest and most precise manner, interactions with plants and insects are all working with you so that you can experience this release.
Fear, Memory, Pain and Immunity
The immune system works most effectively when you are relaxed. This is because cortisol, one of the main stress hormones, has the specific purpose of shutting down the physiological process that you don’t need if you have to run or fight for your survival. The body prioritizes the essential systems to enable you to take action against immediate and real danger and the non-essential systems, such as the immune system, the digestive system, reproductive system and prefrontal cortex learning systems get shut down. The effects of chronic stress on the immune system have been well-researched and the effectiveness of various relaxation methods, such as deep breathing, Transcendental Meditation and Dr Herbert Benson’s “relaxation response” have been thoroughly studied and found to be useful to varying degrees. However, these techniques are coping mechanisms that do not get to the root cause of stress, anxiety and fear, which rests in the learned/programmed emotional memory of the amygdala.
“My current (incomplete) intel is that the nexus of human behaviour is shifting from the ‘learned’ emotional responses of the amygdala, to a more balanced response seated in the relationship between the amygdala and the visceral hypothalamus. The amygdala and hypothalamus are part of the limbic system, which is the area of the brain that processes emotions, memories and instincts.”
The key biochemical involved in this shift is the histamine.
“Histamine is a transmitter in the nervous system and a signaling molecule in the gut, the skin, and the immune system. Histaminergic neurons in mammalian brain are located exclusively in the tuberomamillary nucleus of the posterior hypothalamus and send their axons all over the central nervous system. Active solely during waking, they maintain wakefulness and attention.” Histamine in the Nervous System
Histamine has a bad rap. Histamine intolerance is rampant, along with increasing rates of allergies and asthma. Unfortunately, histamine’s role in the processing of fear-based emotional memory and learning has been conveniently sidelined. You cannot consolidate fear-based memories without histamine. This does not mean psychological processing, as in “I remember exactly when my allergies started,” although that can occur. Physiological or biochemical processing simply enables your brain and body system to differentiate between learned, emotional fear, the root cause of most (although not all) chronic stress and real, immediate, physical fear. The body is designed to work with a hierarchy of fear responses. This is evidenced by the fact that adrenaline, another of the stress hormones, deactivates histamine. Adrenaline’s primary function is to increase heart-rate and breathing, to prepare you to fight or run when faced with a real and immediate threat. Physical survival trumps emotional fear, but without sufficient histamine you cannot differentiate between the fear of real and present danger in the face of which you must take action and the programmed emotional fear that only requires recognition and consolidation as preparation for what might transpire in the future.
Common hay fever antihistamines provide relief from symptoms by blocking the H1 histamine receptors, as these receptors are involved in the allergic response, causing blood vessel dilation and stimulation of the sensory nerves in the eyes and airways. However, H1 histamine is also involved in learning and memory and recent studies have shown that it is essential for the retrieval of memories relating to inhibitory avoidance. (In inhibitory avoidance tasks, scientists/torturers place an animal in a small starting compartment and it receives a single footshock after entering a larger compartment. The animals are tested to see how long it takes them to learn not to step into the larger compartment, various drugs are administered and they are tested again to see the effects of the drugs. Memory retrieval of inhibitory avoidance requires histamine H1receptor activation in the hippocampus ) You need histamine in order to learn from fear-based experiences and to avoid a similar experience in the future. Endogenous histamine in the brain is necessary for many brain functions including neural plasticity, preventing premature aging and memory function. Alzheimers sufferers have been found to be significantly deficient in neuronal histamine. Neuronal histamine deficit in Alzheimer’s disease.
Unprocessed fear is paralyzing, keeping you stuck in a loop that you can’t define. Fear has been very well studied, so that it can be ju-diciously applied for maximum effect. (See Fear Memory for an excruciating summary.) The fear-pain association is an excellent method of societal control, as fear increases pain and pain increases fear. When strong emotional responses accompany early experiences of fear or pain, the same emotion can trigger fear and pain throughout life, if it has not been consolidated by histamine. Unresolved emotional behavioral triggers get unwittingly passed from parents to children and cause the very symptoms (allergies and asthma) that the nice people in the medical profession then try and alleviate with their pharmaceuticals, thus ensuring that the underlying fears are never consolidated. The systematically induced fear of pain (both physical and emotional) reduces both risk taking and learning potential. Conversely, pain without fear is much easier to bear and dissolve. In short, you cannot get up to speed in the Superlearning event without sufficient histamine in your body, as your immune system uses it to process fear, in addition to its more well-known involvement in the inflammatory response.
The Sophianic Narrative and Planetary Tantra give you the tools to transcend fear, negativity and pain, which is the single most significant action you can take to support your immune system through the reboot. A healthy, fully functional immune system is, of course, essential for anyone claiming to be on the warrior path.
The “Bagala Switch” in Action
The Bagala Switch makes it possible to see insect bites and stings, allergies and pain as allies, rather than enemies. The switch is easier to detect in a Bagalamukhi shift (which is why I am able to comment on it now), however, as it has already been integrated into the experience of a human animal it is available to all human animals, at any time. The switch can be invoked by anyone who has made their commitment to Her (Gaian Tantra Vow), although you must bear in mind that it only occurs through the Grace of the Aeonic Mother.
“Discussing this aspect of the devata with friends, I coined the term “the Bagala switch.” This happens when something you thought or felt, or something you held as a permanent view, suddenly switches to its opposite. For instance, you always hated classical music. Suddenly you like it. You always wanted to be famous. Suddenly, obscurity looks extremely attractive. You resisted a change of dress. Suddenly, you are totally into finding some new attire. Or vice, versa. It can go either way, but it appears that Bagala performs her switch exclusively with negative and blocking elements in your life that prevent you from attaining the best outcome of your desires.
Today I have the experience of others to compare to my impressions about the unique skill of this Mahavidya. With the instruction of Bagala, you do not have to learn anything from the blocks, you do not process negative material. The switch is abrupt, so sudden that you cannot rationally work it out. At one moment you just realize that you don’t have to continue doing something that blocks you and holds you back. She switches the polarity and you are suddenly on the other side of the block. I compared it to seeing a sign in front of you, like an arrow pointing left, and suddenly it points right. This impression is unmistakable. Several people had it, and I had it several times myself during this shift. Reversal of attitude is immediate, breathtaking. The rare power of Bagalmukhi seems to inhere in the subtlety of the switch, which amounts to a kind of guidance, swift, silent, and impeccable. In this shift I have acquired enormous respect for the finesse of the devata. In many respects, her instruction is closer to that of a Diamond Sky Dakini than a Mahavidya. Her use of the dakini blade of discrimination is superb. There is much more to learn about the way this shakti operates.”
This action is real and demonstrable to yourself and here is an example. I’d been talking with a kalika friend about the workings of the immune system and how observable symptoms are proof of a fully functioning immune system that need to be re-cognized in that moment. She had a psychologically traumatizing childhood and suffered from allergies and severe hay fever. She is also a magnet for any stinging and biting insect within miles, which is very often the case for anyone with unresolved programmed fear issues, as Nature finds a way to bring you (an integral part of Nature) back into balance by stimulating your body into producing more histamine. A week or so into the beginning of this shift, she was walking her dog and was suddenly overcome with pollen and a hay fever attack. She started to panic when her throat began to close and then remembered that this was exactly what we had discussed the week before. This was her immune system (and histamine response) working correctly. In the moment that she acknowledged this fact, consciously re-cognized it, the switch happened; negativity was silenced, her symptoms diminished immediately and disappeared completely within 10 minutes. She is still almost hay fever free, in the height of the season.
It is a huge deception perpetrated against the Anthropos as children that causes us to perceive signs of healing as symptoms of disease, so that we use the power of our luminous epinoia against our own bodies for the rest of our lives. Awareness of this deception, along with the presence of mind to observe your symptoms for what they truly are at the moment they occur, gives you the power to break the spell of fear and disease in an instant. This is the simplest, fastest and most powerful way to support your immune system in reboot and participate directly in Correction.
“The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior,” he said. “It is no use to be sad and complain and feel justified in doing so, believing that some one is always doing something to us. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior.”
Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan,
The supreme dakini is the memory of the body. Hevajra Tantra
I’ve been observing the immune system since a shamanic realignment session we did here on 12th July 2016 and I’m convinced that it is in the process of being ‘rebooted’. Or more specifically, the adaptive, or learning, branch of the immune system is getting the reboot, as part of the Superlearning Event. This post explains what I think is going on regarding the immune system, but bear in mind, the mutations happening now are not limited to the immune system.
The Aeon Sophia’s fall from the pleroma generated unforeseen consequences that have become problematic for humans. There are six major problems that the immune system was not designed to deal with:
the injection of inorganic material, bacteria and chemicals directly into the bloodstream;
the ingestion of poisons, inorganic material and genetically modified substances;
continuous EMF pollution;
chronic dehydration, malnutrition and mineral deficiency;
lack of direct contact with the earth (shoes, cities etc.).
The human genome gives rise to a robust animal, that can survive many extremes, but the combined effect of these six factors is taking its toll, and not just in poor countries where we accustomed to seeing high levels of disease and famine. Life expectancy in the US is now declining. Of course, it will never be proven that parasites, poisoning, wearing shoes and pollution are causing more Americans to die younger than at any time since the ‘AIDS epidemic’ of the 1990’s, but you can find plenty of evidence that poisoning and malnutrition is happening under the guise of healthcare, modern farming and the western lifestyle.
A healthy adult can take action to mitigate some of the harmful effects of EMFs and malnutrition. I’ve already written on the benefits of an indigenous diet and unplugging from the grid, but it’s not so easy to avoid parasites or polluted air and what about all those hyper-vaccinated children who were not of an age where they could take responsibility for their own health and whose parents made ill-informed decisions on their behalf? Is an entire generation doomed to ill-health and a reduced lifespan? I don’t think so. After all, we are in the superlearning event and the immune system is already known to have an adaptive, or learning function why wouldn’t it be subject to an educational upgrade?
The DNA ‘Failsafe’
The genomic plasm for the human species was designed so that it could thrive in any planetary environment in which it takes root. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the innate immune system of the Anthropic strain would be equipped to deal with any threat. However, the immune system was also designed to work interactively with the specific planetary environment in which the Anthropic genome took seed, so that only the functions native to any specific planet would be unlocked. The anomalies surrounding the materialization of our planetary home have caused us to be exposed to an alien species and the resulting deliberate harm that is being caused was not anticipated by our Aeonic Mother. Nonetheless, She did recognize that her inadvertent generation of the Archons meant that the Anthropos might be at risk in some way that even She couldn’t foresee, so She created a ‘failsafe’. The failsafe not only protects the human genome from any interference or corruption, but also enables new functionality within the innate immune system to be activated epigenetically through Her direct intervention.
The failsafe keeps human DNA safe from any external attempts to hack it and provides the ‘source code’ for epigenetic mutation.
The ‘failsafe’ for the Anthropos is chromatin, which consists of eight histone proteins bonded with 146 base DNA pairs bonded and coiled in a repeating ‘bead on a string’ pattern. The ‘beads on a string’ or ‘string of pearls’ motif is an Aeonic signature, referring to what is also called ‘the pinch effect’ that in plasma cosmology gives birth to stars and is also seen terrestrially in the beading of lightning that happens sometimes. The DNA that is bonded by the protein generates a calcium signal that identifies the DNA as ‘self’ so that it cannot be attacked by the immune system and is protected. As the chromatin oscillates, it generates a pulsing electromagnetic field within which it forms clusters and the ‘spaces’ within and between the clusters allow specific genes to be expressed, regulated by the strength of the coupling frequency of the cluster. The frequency of the oscillation is regulated by the Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Aura, (BEMA) of the earth, which contains the rifling of all the species, including the Anthropos. Mirita adjusts the rifling, which is why this intel is available now. The evidence of changes underway in the electromagnetic forces affecting theplanet can be seen in the Birkeland currents, observable for the first time. This discovery correlates with recent discoveries in biological sciences.
The immune system upgrade itself is not selective. It is an epigenetic change affecting all human animals on the planet, but you have to work out for yourself how to experience it correctly in order to participate in the transmutation to A11.
The ‘Me’ or ‘Not Me’ question
At its most fundamental level the immune system needs to be able to identify anything foreign to the body, anything that is not supposed to be there, so it can take appropriate action. It can only do this if it is able to identify what actually is its body correctly. This is the ‘me’ or ‘not me’ binary question.
Human babies are not born with a fully developed immune system and depend on their mother’s immunity, given to them in breast milk, in the first few weeks of their lives. During this time a newborn is still discovering its body and the boundary formed by its skin and the rest of the world. Vaccinating babies at this stage causes them to accept the foreign material in vaccines as part of themselves, so that their sense of self is forever distorted and their immune systems compromised. It also interferes with the process that enables the child to identify beneficial bacteria at an early stage. This sets the scene for the autoimmune disorders in later life and psychological problems that have now become more or less normalised.
“Cells of the immune system can distinguish between protein molecules that are “self” and “non-self”. For example, if we are exposed to pathogens such as bacteria or viruses that carry foreign molecules on their surface, the body reacts with an immune response. In contrast, cells are “tolerant” of the body’s own molecules. This state of unresponsiveness, or anergy, is regulated by a cellular signal, a calcium-controlled switch that was known to control also many brain functions.”
The calcium signal ensures that the chromatin and DNA is protected, as their cell proteins carry the calcium marker. This protects the genome, but this is not sufficient to provide complete immunity in the life of any individual. The human body is home to trillions of microbes, living in communities in all the organs, the mouth and skin – in fact, no tissue in the human body is sterile. These microbial colonies have a complex and little understood role in health and disease. A key function of the adaptive immune system is to learn which microbes are useful and which are harmful. It is assumed that the microbial ecology of the body develops from childhood, so that the immune system accepts bacteria etc. because they have always been there. The other factor is that when a wound or infection cause cells to die necrotically, as opposed to the regulated cell death of apoptosis, there is an immune responce. As the infected cells die they release proteins that come from the ‘invader’, this alerts the immune system to attack and clean up. Over time, the adaptive immune system learns to differentiate between the types of bacteria that cause problems and those that don’t and it memorizes the signatures and patterns. However, this was intended to be a natural process that took place over time and synergistically with the environment. Vaccinations mimic this process by causing wounding and infection to stimulate an immune response, but both the mechanism and timing are unnatural (not to mention the adjuvants in the vaccinations) and the immune system becomes overwhelmed and unable to respond or learn correctly. Once these children reach adulthood and claim responsibility for their own health, it is possible for them to restore their immune function and correct the problems caused by vaccines and the consequential arrested development of the adaptive immune system. This is not of itself sufficient to guarantee mutation to A11, but it is essential.
Two of the participants in the July 2016 shamanic realignment session had been heavily vaccinated and this was one of the reasons for initiating the session. A shamanic realignment session is organised around an intention, as opposed to the question of a telestic session. Our intention concerned the correction of the herpes virus, which was an erroneous intention, as it so happened, because the herpes virus does not exist. In fact, there is no hard evidence of the existence of any viruses, according to the research of German doctor Dr Stefan Lanka: Herpes isn’t real One of the vaccine damaged participants experienced a profound shift and turned his life around within three weeks. This session showed very clearly that it is not necessary to have a healing intention in regard to a specific condition, because the body works holistically and fractally and once you invite the Wisdom Goddess in, She gives you everything at once.
I hold the view, based on intense observation over the past 14 years, that it is not possible for anyone to recover their immune function without following the Sacred Narrative of the Mysteries. This is not a religious belief, it is simply that this is the only Myth on the planet today that explains who you are, where you come from and how to live within this divine experiment. Without this guiding Narrative, you will not be able to keep your mind focused on generating a healthy outcome for any health challenges you might face. I am not advocating wishful thinking, but that you develop a rudimentary understanding of how your immune system works. The immune system, as we call it, is a set of defense mechanisms designed into the Anthropic genome that enable it to detect and kill invaders. The protective killer instinct is hardwired into human creatures at the cellular level. The primary function of the immune system is to kill anything that breaches its boundaries, for which it needs a proper sense of self.
But what about the inorganic substances that should not be in the body? Autoimmune disorders begin when the immune system starts attacking self-tissue. The different functions of the immune system are all designed to do one thing: kill invaders. An autoimmune disease develops because the immune system targets something it discovered lodged in self-tissue and begins destroying self-tissue as it tries to kill something that cannot die because it is not alive. It needs to develop new functionality to deal with inorganic invaders. I suspect that one approach will be along the lines of the bioremediation and mycoremediation process that are being used to clean up toxic waste sites. As soon as the adaptive immune system is exposed to microbes in the environment that are able to neutralize heavy metals or eliminate glyphosate contamination, for example, they will be co-opted. This is only possible if you have physical connection with the natural environment.
There will be other solutions too. In 2016 scientists discovered that the brain is hardwired directly into the lymphatic system, through newly discovered lymphatic vessels in the meninges – the membranes that surround the brain and spinal chord. Were these ‘new organs’ just discovered, or are they newly evolved as part of the transmutation from A10 to A11? Certainly these new vessels offer the possibility of direct elimination of aluminium, fluoride and toxoplasmosis in the brain.
The condition of your immune system directly affects your cognitive function and what you think and feel about yourself directs your immune function through complex bioelectrical and biochemical interactions. Everything is material.
Symptoms of Sickness or Healing?
So, how do you switch on the upgrade? Actually, you don’t even have to switch it on. It’s already installed and running, but you have to ensure you don’t switch it off! As we move deeper into Correction, the capacity to act with self-determination becomes stronger, but when not correctly aimed, such as when you use your imagination to create what you don’t want, self-determination descends rapidly into self-sabotage – and, of course, the enemies of humanity and their minions use multiple strategies to push you into self-sabotage. This is their primary methodology, to deceive the Anthropos into using its capacities against itself.
Imagine this: you were born with the innate capacity to heal yourself from all but the most catastrophic traumas. However, this potential, needed be activated through exposure to pathogens in the manner in which this would naturally occur, over several years, so that your immune system could learn how to respond – just as you learn to acquire language as a child from the innate narrative capacity of the Anthropos. This learning was disrupted if you were vaccinated, or if you relied on pharmaceuticals and the medical system for any length of time and because you were told that your body cannot heal without expert help. Now we are in the Superlearning event and your immune system is playing catch-up – it wants to learn. The big question is whether you are able to experience any symptoms as evidence that your immune system is working and learning, or whether you think you are sick.
There is a typical pattern to the accelerated learning process of the adaptive immune system.
A heightened sense of self-involvement.
A shock to the system.
Activated lymph system.
Phase 1, nightmarish dreams, often with an aggressive or archontic feel to them, can be a way in which your mind interprets the signal from the immune system as it prepares to attack invaders. This is not always the case, there are many reasons why you might have these kind of dreams, but it is something to be aware of regarding conscious awareness of the internal functions of your body; the cues often arise in dreams.
Phase 2, the heightened sense of self-involvement, can present as hypochondria or some sort of existential crisis as your mind responds to the electrical and binaural signals within the atmosphere that generate the reboot. Some people experience fear, without being able to pinpoint a cause of the fear because they don’t know that their bodies work synergistically with earth changes. The interaction between earth changes and their biological correlates will be discussed in more detail in a future post.
My current (incomplete) intel is that the nexus of human behaviour is shifting from the ‘learned’ emotional responses of the amygdala, to a more balanced response seated in the relationship between the amygdala and the visceral hypothalamus. The amygdala and hypothalamus are part of the limbic system, which is the area of the brain that processes emotions, memories and instincts. The hypothalamus receives input from several sources, one is the gut via the vagus nerve – “the carnal instrument of the mirroring attention” JLL. Approximately 70% of your immune system exists as lymphoid cells and tissues in your gut and the dynamic relationships between different microbial colonies and the adaptive and innate immune system take place in the gut. This is where the learning takes place as new bacteria are recruited for internal bioremediation and then communicated to the hypothalamus via the vagus nerve, so that homeostasis can be maintained. This sense of finding a new balance between the inputs from the amygdala and the hypothalamus can initially feel uncomfortable.
Although the hypothalamus is not considered to be part of the immune system, it interacts with the immune system by inducing ‘sickness behaviour’ and in the regulation of the inflammatory response. Early stressful life events condition the hypothalmic pituitary axis functions to respond excessively to fear, setting up patterns that lead to increased anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders in later life.
The next stage, Phase 3, is the shock to the system that breaks the fear conditioned responses of the hypothalmic pituitary axis. The shock acts as a ‘shamanic thump’ to the endopsyche; it happens en masse, but the experience of it is unique to each individual. My shock occurred when our garden was devastated by an unprecedented late frost, on 29 April this year, which affected much of Galicia. The shift in perception that came with the shock released me from the feelings of rage and impotence that had been brewing through the previous shift. The shock rebooted my system and released me from the anger and tension that had had me in its grip, so that I could unpack the intel from the shamanic realignment session of July 2016. It also brought me into a profound balance, homeostasis, that is physically, emotionally and cognitively visible. And that enabled me to handle the learning that came from the powerful aftershock that followed, just after midnight on the morning of May 13th, when my father died unexpectedly. His most precious gift to me, in life and in death, was the love of learning.
Other people around me have been shocked by falling out of a tree, falling off a ladder, having a stroke and passing a tape worm! We are all now in alternating states of killing and clearing, Phases 4 & 5. Since the shocks, my lymph system has been active; I’ve had a few mild sore throats and swollen glands, an upset stomach here and there. These are all symptoms of rebalancing as the immune system identifies and kills off harmful bacteria as it facilitates the establishment of the A11 microbial environment.
If you can recognize the pattern and follow the Sophianic Narrative, this might make sense to you, or at least enough sense for you to do your own research. If not, you will most likely experience the symptoms of your immune system rebooting, learning and clearing as signs of disease and seek inappropriate medical support. The choice is yours.
The next post on this topic will be on how to support your immune system through the reboot process.
On the first day of this Kurukulla shift of 2016, I slipped on a log and fell, banged my head hard and winded myself. This sort of thing has happened before, it used to happen quite often on the first day of a new shift; I’d fall, or cut myself, or get stung by wasps. Bhairavi is my Guardian and She dishes out tough love with a heavy hand, but nothing like this has happened for a while. Was I not paying attention? Had I missed something? The shift was very difficult to read. When I spoke with John about it, he was also finding the shift inscrutable. He said he had the urge to go back to basics and follow the rolling out of the shift according to the Fibonacci sequence.
John and I also discussed ‘Pizzagate’, briefly. We agreed that all the evidence was circumstantial and that no house-hold name is likely to be arrested anytime soon, even though the worldwide pedo network is as active as ever. Nonetheless, I couldn’t stop thinking about the vile mess of ‘spirit-cooking’, ritualistic abuse and the millions of children that go missing each year, with no hard evidence – bodies – ever found. Surely, in this Kurukulla shift, something would break and a course of action would become clear.
I began dreaming about worms and woke up with the distinct smell of sulphur in my nostrils. I always follow my dreams, so Dean and I began taking organic sulphur – MSM. I initially thought this was about parasites, and to some extent it is.
On day eight of the shift, the well-known alchemical image of the Green Lion Devouring the Sun came into my mind and when I looked it up, this was the first version I came to. What jumped out at me was that the two balls on the tail looked like kidneys. On that same day tragedy struck and Nikita, John’s beloved feline companion, died of kidney failure.
Synchronicitous events cue your attention and what you do with the clues depends on your disposition and motive. I use them as pointers, to explore whatever subject I happen to be most deeply involved with at the time. Sulphur, parasites, kidneys, photosynthesis and the worldwide pedocite network? Connections did not jump out at me. So I printed out the image of the Green Lion to engage the second attention and started reading up on sulphur and the kidneys (first attention). What resulted was not transception, ie pure Dakini Intel, but the kind of human-level illumination that occurs when you observe the practices of Planetary Tantra and apply yourself accordingly.
So in this post is about what I’m learning this shift and, as such, a demonstration of how Planetary Tantra guides my process of discovery.
Sulphur in the Body
Sulphur brings to mind a foul-smelling, yellow powder and school experiments with bunsen burners. I have never considered its nutritional value, or its function as a detoxifier, yet sulphur is the third most abundant mineral in the human body. It is found in every cell in the human body and is involved in a wide range of biochemical functions, such as:
Cellular energy production / metabolism.
Maintaining blood glucose levels.
Antioxidant protection – scavenges or neutralizes free radicals and recycles oxidized antioxidan
Blood flow – produces both blood clotting factors as well as anticoagulants.
Joint Health – production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGS), chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid.
Detoxification – by means of conjugation and chelation.
Regulation of DNA replication and transcription.
Digestion – production of hydrochloric acid.
Supports healthy lipoprotein balance – cholesterol, LDL, and HDL.
Adrenal gland support and hormone production – cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone, etc.
Proper immune response – enhancing proliferation of lymphocytes, cytotoxic T cells and NK cells.
Lungs – protects against mucous formation in lungs.
Eyes – decreases cataract development.
Formation of skin, hair and nails.
Source: Sulfur Part II: Sulfur and Sulfur Compounds in the Human Body by Mark J. Donohue
Sulphur has been consistently overlooked as an essential nutrient and no one knows how much we need on a daily basis.
“Sulfur, with an atomic number of 16, is known to bond with almost every other mineral. Sulfur has demonstrated its ability to detoxify heavy metals in conjunction with the transport of oxygen across the cell membrane, thus allowing regeneration. Sulfur is also the key player as a precursor for the utilization of amino acids, the body’s building blocks. Of all of the amino acids, some 70 percent are sulfur-based.”
We do not store sulphur in the body, except for a minute amount in keratin found in hair, nails and cartilage so it must be supplied daily to be effective. Sulphur is passed every 12 hours after being ingested, making our humanure an excellent source of sulphur for the garden! We all need a constant supply of sulphur for cellular regeneration, but we do not know how much we need. One constant is the Sulphur-Nitrogen ratio, which is 1:14 in all mammals, which seems to be very important. (See this study on the relationship between nitrogen and sulphur for more information.)
Nitrogen constitutes 78% by volume of the earth’s atmosphere, but is not available to humans unless it is ‘fixed’ into a form that can be consumed. We can’t breathe nitrogen, although our bodies need it for the amino acids that make up the protein building blocks for skin, hair, muscles etc. The nucleic acid DNA, which makes up your genes, and RNA, which is involved in protein synthesis contains nitrogen, as do red blood cells. Nitrogen is essential to life, yet too much can be harmful. Nitrogen (with oxygen) naturally transforms into nitrates, and ingested nitrates are transformed into nitrites in the body’s digestive system. These nitrites oxidize iron in the hemoglobin, forming methemoglobin, which can interfere with the blood’s ability to transport oxygen to individual cells.
Most of us are probably starved of oxygen, a major factor in cancer, pain, dementia and other diseases because we get too little sulphur, due to mineral depletion in our soils and food. The sulphur is essential to transport oxygen into cells, where it binds to toxins (conjugates) and clears them out – it literally takes out the trash. Too much nitrogen inhibits the blood’s ability to oxygenate cells and I’m guessing that, for most of us, our bodies are having to work too hard on essential functions to maintain the sulphur nitrogen ratio, leaving no sulphur available for regeneration.
In the three weeks or so that we’ve been taking organic sulphur in water I’ve noticed that my thinking has become much clearer and I have more energy and motivation. Initially I had very bad dreams, non-lucid nightmares, such as I haven’t had since I was a child. I think this was my sleeping mind observing the trash being taken out. I also noticed a few joint aches and a mild headache, which lasted for a few days only. I am also eating less. One study has connected obesity with sulphur deficiency, as well as heart disease and Alzheimers: Weston A. Price: Sulfur deficiency
Here is a reference to another, large-scale study:
“The Organic Sulfur Study of the Cellular Matrix is studying the effects of reintroducing such a bio- available sulfur, we call Organic Sulfur, back into our diet through the supplement we call Organic Sulfur
At this time there are 70,000 people in 18 countries in the study that have or are taking this bio-avalible form of sulfur, Organic Sulfur, Through the feedback from the study we have documented significant healing sometimes deemed unusual by the medical profession , It is as if the reintroduction of Organic Sulfur back in the cells has kick started the natural regenerative capacities of the body. The information the study receives from its members shows how amazing the regenerative capacities of the body can be.”
Sulphur in Soil and Food
Elemental sulphur is produced by volcanic activity in the atmosphere and organic sulphur is produced by the same volcanic activity in sea water. The salt in sea water allows the sulphur to be released directly into the water, which is the beginning of the sulphur cycle for all living organisms. Sulphur’s bio-availability is effected by temperature and by the ease with which it bonds with most of the other elements. There is a sulfate, sulfite or sulfide of most of the other elements and this is the source of many compounds known as minerals.
Although many foods contain sulphur most of us are deficient because modern farming destroyed the sulphur cycle. Oil-based fertilizers used world wide, that were developed by Prescott Bush and Nelson Rockefeller, destroy sulphur through heat treatment and the free sulphur in rainwater binds to the other minerals in the fertilizer so that it is not available to plants either. Since 1954, when chemical fertilizers were mandated in the US, epidemiological studies show an increase in cancer and related diseases of up to 4,000%. In contrast with Finland, where chemical fertilizers were banned in 1985, due to concerns about the cadmium content, disease has now fallen back to 10% of the 1985 levels and is still dropping. (Finland also has the best education system in the world, because a healthy society values educating its children.) Icelanders’ low rates of depression, obesity, diabetes and heart disease is also attributed to the high sulphur content of their volcanic soil.
Sulphur content of soil is not generally measured, sulphur levels in food are not studied and sulphur deficiency is not generally considered as a contributing factor to disease by the medical profession.
This is not limited to the US. I found a reference to this study in the UK:
“The survey, which began in 2014 across farms in Shropshire and Herefordshire, showed only 13 per cent of all crops sampled had a result in the normal range, all others were low or slightly low.
The 2015 samples collected showed 55 per cent of crops had low sulphur levels, triggering a high nitrogen: sulphur ratio content of 16: 1 or above.
Andrew Goodinson, of Hutchinsons, says: “A reading of 18:1 would mean a low sulphur status and the need for sulphur treatment for the next crop.”
Sulphur depletion is largely down to reduced atmospheric deposition, however, last season, high yielding crops are likely to have depleted soil resources even further.”
In the next synchronicitous event of this shift, I opened John’s Great Work, A Recreation of the Alchemical Mystery, to where I’d left off reading previously and came to this in the very next section:
The image below is called the Key of Basil Valentine, that reveals a secret in its seven sections:
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultim Lapidem
VISIT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH AND THERE BY PURIFICATION YOU WILL DISCOVER THE OCCULT STONE
“So, what is Vitriol? The riddle suggests that it’s nothing other than the Stone, but the Secret Stone, Occult Stone (Occultum Lapidem), no less. This reminds us of the paradox of the Stone we encountered in Part One of the Course, the Formation Stage of the Work. There we learned how the Stone is used from the outset, even though it is considered to be the goal of the Work; and how it is found everywhere though disfavoured, ridiculed and abused by all………But this Stone, as illustrated in Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens 1617 [illustration depicted in the Course], cannot be the hidden Stone of the Key. No, the Stone at the beginning of the Work is one thing, but the secret of Vitriol refers to something only to be discovered at the conclusion of the Work. Something to be found in the innermost regions of the Earth, Terra. Certainly, we cannot discount the possibility that the actual core of the planet may be meant here – but this interpretation can be left aside for a more symbolic one, consistent with one of our main themes. We know that the alchemists as physicists in their own right, saw how the transformation of the Earth depends upon the catalytic power of the human mass, the unique materiality condensed within our skins; namely our Essense. So this reference to the interior of Terra can be taken to mean the innermost region of the Human Essense, the dose of terrestrial materiality we each incarnate.
What, then, is the innermost part of our Essense (Interiora Terrae)? No mystery about this, really, though we have not had occasion to examine it until now. Within your skin is your interior mass and within this embedded in it, is your skeleton. In the bone structure within your Essense you have the evidence of the penetration of Satanic forces in your being. Traditionally the skeleton is the symbol of Death. Likewise, Ahriman or Satan, the Mythical Being who wastes and consumes the Human Essense, is the Grim Reaper of the Tarot. The bone-structure is that part of your Essense that has already been claimed by Ahriman, the evidence of the infiltration of the Satanic into your constitution.
True enough, but it does not stop there, for with the skeleton you are still not at the innermost region. Within your Essense is your skeleton and within your skeleton is your marrow. The marrow is the innermost. The marrow is the Vitriol.
To conventional, literal-minded science, “vitriol” is nothing but an archaic name for sulphur, which happens to be the Satanic substance par excellence. Where Satan is, you smell burning sulphur. Every genuine alchemist will sometime along the way have the uncanny experience of smelling sulphur without being able to tell where the smell comes from: this indicates a definite, irreversible breakthrough in the Work. It is a maddening, but auspicious event.”
John Lamb Lash, A Recreation of the Alchemical Mystery, 1982-84
I mentioned my investigations to John and he commented as follows:
“The usual translation of the VITRIOL anagram in the sigil of Basil Valentine is “Visit the interior of the earth and there you will find the hidden stone.” But this translation appears to disregard the central term, at the apex of the design, RECTIFICANDO: “I correct” in Latin.”
So, now I have an additional reading of the sigil, that goes like this:
“I correct. (To) discover the occult stone, visit the interior of the earth.”
When John first created the Course in Alchemy, in the late 70s and early 80s, he had not yet compiled the Fallen Goddess Scenario, or begun writing Not in His Image. At that time he translated ‘rectificando’ as ‘purification’, which made contextual sense then. With the compilation of the more detailed map of Correction, the literal translation of ‘rectificando’ has new relevance and the acronym VITRIOL reveals a multi-leveled meaning. The vitriol of our marrow creates stem cells, the biological source of our life and regenerative capacities, but we have been conditioned into demonizing its corrective charge. The DNA in stem cells is essentially fluid, in a pre-responsive state to epigenetic stimuli. Is undifferentiated DNA the ‘occult stone’?
But are we talking here about the interior of the earth, or the interior of the human body? Since our telestic session in November 2015, in which we gave the command to activate the extinction protocols for A10, it has become increasingly clear that the lines of personal and transpersonal experience have converged; every experience is simultaneously personal and transpersonal. This feels like a massive realignment in accordance with the Hermetic principle: As above, so below; as below so above.As I write this, there is renewed interest in the Antarctic region and what lies at the centre of the earth. I’ve been dreaming about Antartica too, although I have to put aside any investigation on that for a later date. My point here is that I have been taking organic sulphur since the beginning of this shift and my perception of BOTH what is happening in the interior of my body AND the interior of the earth is heightened. Everything is material.
As I look into the interior of my body, I remember an unexpected experience from my past. One day, as a child of 9 or 10, I had a ‘school dinner’ for some reason. This wasn’t usual. We lived only a five minute walk from my primary school and I usually went home for lunch, but on this rare occasion I didn’t. I can’t remember what the main course was, but the dessert was semolina pudding and I hate semolina. I told the teacher on dinner duty that I hated semolina and didn’t want to eat it and she said that I had to eat it and if I didn’t I couldn’t go out to play. I remember hating the semolina, hating the teacher and forcing it down. I took my plate back to the serving area when finished, as we were required to do and walked back down the aisle past the teachers table to go out and play. Just as I got to the teacher’s table the hate welled up in me and I threw up my semolina pudding and my lunch right at their feet. Now why would that memory come back to me as I focus on sulphur? The body never lies. I think that the mineral analog to hate is sulphur; everything is material, after all.
Hate has been demonized, literally and now it is being outlawed. There is nothing wrong, nasty, satanic or negative about hate. It is simply the purest expression of your Essense that expects absolutely nothing of anyone else. Hate is crystalline, non-negotiable and squeezed out, from the deepest part of you, the marrow in your bones; ex-PRESSED through your very bones into the world. It sets your personal boundaries. Was I immoral or hateful because I expressed my hate for semolina pudding as a child? I don’t think so, but my body took it literally and purged me of what I hated. Am I hateful now, because I hate pedos, cruelty, anyone who tells me how to live my life and especially people who hide their cowardice behind fake love and semolina pudding (still)? Perhaps. But I’m also playful, joyful, bountiful and many other things besides.
In completion with Kurukulla it is clear to me that it’s time to break the taboo on hate. If you don’t hate something, many things about the world at large, you are either already brain dead or you probably need to take more sulphur. At the most basic physiological level, sulphurhelps your body clear out accumulated toxins so you can function better and see the world more clearly, it helps you regenerate with with the clear pure hate of the Luminous Child that you can experience once again without guilt. Sulphur makes your cell membranes supple and slippery so that the parasites can’t get their hooks into you, literally.
Post script: I have more to add regarding the kidney-vitriol connection, which will be covered in another post.
Broccoli is a star in our garden. I sowed seeds of several different types, purple sprouting, green sprouting and the large headed variety – the purple sprouting is the most prolific and easy going by far. It’s been tough love for the garden. The soil got compacted when we cut down the pine trees to make the garden, we’ve had two years of summer drought with no irrigation. The first seeds were broadcast in seed balls, in the autumn of 2014. I don’t recommend this method as the seedlings were impossible to find and we unknowingly trampled over most of them! I planted out more, grown from seed last spring and we had a seemingly endless supply this year and much of it has self-seeded or grown back from the stalks that I left in the ground. (The broccoli experience has caused me to revise my expectations of permaculture, more on this here: Gaian Permaculture.)
Back to the broccoli. It’s a cruciferous vegetable belonging to the Brassica genus, named because they have flowers with four petals arranged to resemble a cross. Other cruciferous vegetables include: Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, collard greens, kale, red and green cabbage, chard, turnip greens, arugula, mustard greens, savoy cabbage, Chinese cabbage, radish, horseradish, turnip and swedes. All these vegetables are nutritionally dense and increase detoxification from carcinogenic chemicals, prevent some precancerous damage to DNA and in some cases stimulate apoptosis. Apoptosis is a natural process of programmed cell death, which causes cells that are not required by the organism toself-destruct.
Cruciferous vegetables contain many potent phytonutrients and the glucosinolate compounds. In the body, glucosinolates break down into numerous other compounds such as indoles and isothiocyanates. Of the isothiocyanates, sulforaphane has been most studied. GreenMedInfo lists over 270 abstracts on sulforaphane research.
Broccoli has more glucosinolate compounds than other cruciferous vegetables and over 80 phytonutritional compounds and 3-day old broccoli sprouts are said to be 50 times more nutritionally dense than mature broccoli. Studies have consistently shown that people who consume the most cruciferous vegetables, around 1kg a week, are less likely to get many types of cancer.
However, broccoli does not provide universal protection from all cancers and not all broccoli is not equal anyway, depending on where and how it is grown, freshness etc. There is a good reason why you can’t eat pounds and pounds of broccoli. According to The Weston A. Price Foundation, “When raw crucifers are chewed, or when microwaved and steamed crucifers are digested by intestinal bacteria, they release substances called goitrogens that increase the need for iodine when consumed in small amounts and can damage the thyroid gland when consumed in large amounts.”
“Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.” Paracelsus.
Broccoli for basal cell carcinoma
As I mentioned before in this post, Dean has a recurring basal cell carcinoma (BCC). We know that’s what it is, because he had one cut out before we left London. He also had a parotidectomy (on the same side) to remove a cancerous parotid gland and radiotherapy, because he was bullied into it by the doctors and we didn’t know better at the time. Since then (2004), the cancer industry has been exposed as fraudulent and evidence of natural cures and lifestyle factors have become more widely available. My personal view on the medical profession is that they are very good for emergencies and structural damage, but worse than useless when it comes to most ‘diseases’. I think they cause more disease than they cure and that the system is so corrupt that the only choice with a non-life threatening condition is to work out how to heal yourself.
I first wrote about this in 2015, when we used an aubergine and apple cider vinegar paste on the sore. It worked for a while and I know several people who have had good results with this remedy, but it never quite eradicated the sore completely. Neither did sodium bicarbonate, nor turmeric. It took me a while to recognise that taking an allopathic approach with natural medicine is still just addressing the symptoms. Cancer is a label used in reference to many symptoms, for which the common denominator is some kind of cellular dysfunction. Just to be clear here, I’m not looking for a cure for cancer; my aim is to help Dean bring his cellular metabolism back into balance, which will be evidenced by the disappearance of the BCC. The fact of it is that no one can ever cure cancer as it is not a disease, which is why it is not transmittable – nobody ‘catches cancer’ – it is always just a symptom, caused by an underlying problem, or series of problems. This is the biggest con of the cancer industry, that it is actually treating a disease!
Dean is strong, a rapid healer, healthy in mind and body, happy and not stressed – so what could could be causing the cellular dysfunction? I disagree with the view that BCC is caused by sun exposure. I think that they tend to appear in the forties because of less regular sun exposure, like the kind you used to get from playing outside as a kid in all weathers or you would get from working outside. We are not designed to live and work in buildings our entire lives. If sun exposure is a factor in BCC, then vitamin D is a factor too.
In fact, vitamin D is not a vitamin. It is a type of hormone that regulates cell growth, modulates the immune system and helps maintain blood pressure and is produced in a biochemical reaction in the skin, kidneys and probably elsewhere in the body through sun exposure, ie photosynthesis. You cannot get sufficient ‘vitamin D’ through food or supplements, sun exposure is essential. Pale skinned people are very efficient at generating vitamin D through sun exposure; we don’t need much and have an inbuilt monitor for signaling sufficient exposure – our skin turns pink – isn’t that amazing? Sunscreen, most of which is carcinogenic, inhibits photosynthesis and vitamin D production. Dark skinned people need ten times as much exposure to generate the same amount of vitamin D. As Dean’s genetic heritage is Native American and Norwegian, the required levels of sun exposure for optimum vitamin D production would have been very different for his ancestors in their native environments. I suspect that this has created a particular sensitivity that we need to address.
A key factor in the vitamin D process are vitamin D receptors. A specific gene called the VDR (vitamin D receptor) gene codes for this receptor, but sick and unhealthy cells express less of the VDR gene, meaning that they are unable to accept and use vitamin D. Supplementing with more vitamin D won’t help these sick cells. Without a receptor site, vitamin D has nowhere to go, which brings me back to broccoli. Research has shown that the sulforaphane in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables increases the expression of the VDR gene, so that more of the vitamin D that the body produces can be used. The one study I found on links between vitamin D and BCC found elevated levels of vitamin D enzymes and proteins in the cancerous tissue, Link between vitamin D and basal cell carcinoma probed: Study sheds light on development of most common form of skin cancer The study drew no conclusions as to whether the increase in vitamin D was causative or curative, but as the body uses vitamin D to regulate cell growth and modulate the immune system, it seems fairly obvious why it would be present in cancerous tissue!
(He is also taking a tincture of Datura Stramonium and St John’s Wort. This is because the herpes virus (HPV1) is an underlying factor here. This virus hides in the nervous system in the back of the neck. The Datura (a minute dose, as it is poisonous) stimulates the nervous system and the St John’s Wort breaks down the outer coat of the virus, so that the immune system can interact with the virus. Information on the function of the herpes virus emerged in a shamanic realignment session, which will be covered in more detail in a later post.)
Dean’s BCC at the beginning of the process:
As a note on this, I made a broccoli extract with glycerin and that did not work at all – the BCC began to grow again as though it was being fed.
Endnote on apoptosis
“….apoptosis (Greek, “shedding, falling off”), a process of programmed cell death in which an organism sheds part of itself that is no longer viable. In contrast to necrosis, traumatic cell death that results from acute cellular injury, apoptosis is a regulated process that advantages the further mutation of the organism undergoing it. Apoptosis produces cell fragments called apoptotic bodies able to engulf and quickly remove before the contents of the cell can spill out onto surrounding cells and cause damage.
German scientist Karl Vogt first described the principle of apoptosis in 1842, and in 1885, anatomist Walther Flemming produced a more precise description of the process of programmed cell death, based on studies of the developing tadpoles of the midwife toad.”
The cultural meme John highlights in this essay has its physiological correlates in the human body, in accordance with the Hermetic Principle: ‘as within so without’ (of which the inverse is also correct). So, the parts of society that no longer serve the Anthropos are falling away at the same time as the A10 cells in our bodies are being shed to make way for A11. Whether you, as an individual, experience this process as traumatic or transformational depends upon your capacity, health and personal circumstances and most significantly on what narrative framework shapes your perception.
Seen from within the framework of the Sophianic Narrative, a BCC is like a biofeedback alarm, indicating the need for some corrective action so that the mutation (apoptosis) we are undergoing as a species can proceed smoothly for that individual. It is not a life-threatening condition, but it does bring your attention to how you live you life. We have made significant adjustments to our lifestyle, we live off-grid in a house built of natural materials, we have our own water supply and we grow as much of our food as possible. We’ve paid particular attention to reducing our exposure to dirty electricity and EMFs, as it’s my view that this interferes with the natural frequencies of the earth. All of this has been a great pleasure, washed down with excellent Spanish wine!
Lichens are composite life-forms, the product of a symbiotic relationship between algae, funghi and yeast. Many of them look like plants, but they are not plants at all. Lichens can grow in almost any environment, from bare rock to arctic tundra, deserts and even toxic slag heaps. Some even grow inside rock and others spend their entire lives blowing in the wind. They survive because the algae provide food for the funghi through photosynthesis and the fungi provides filaments that protect the algae from the environment and moisture that it draws from the air. The yeasts help the lichen produce acid to defend itself from other microbes. Lichens are not parasites; where they grow on living trees they don’t harm the trees in any way, they might even provide benefits. Lichens provide food and medicine, often in the most inhospitable places and Usnea Barbata, Old Man’s Beard is one of the most useful.
Modern science likes to isolate and study the components of life, without attention to the interactions between them. As such, science has identified the ‘main compound’ behind bearded usnea’s health properties as the bitter usnic acid. Repeated studies have shown the usneas to be effective against Gram-positive bacteria, such as Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Mi-crococcus viradans, Staphylococcus aureus, streptococci and mycobacterium tuberculosis, often with very low concentrations.
A wide range of symptoms and everyday illnesses are attributed to these bacteria, many of which are also considered to be ‘antibiotic resistant’. Bear in mind the etymology of ‘anti-biotic,’ which literally means against life; if you killed all the microbes in your body, you would die. We already live symbiotically with many micro-organisms, which makes a creature like lichen a very useful plant teacher, given its unique symbiotic expertise.
According to the NHS website in the UK, these diseases can be attributed to Staphylococcus aureus:
“There are many types of Staphylococci, but most infections are caused by a group called Staphylococcus aureus.
It also includes PVL-Staphylococcus aureus, which produces a toxin called Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), which kills infection-fighting white blood cells and can cause recurrent skin infections, such as boils and abscesses.
This page covers some of the main types of staph infection, including information on how these infections are spread and treated.
Types of staph infections
Staph infections can be broadly classified into two groups: skin and soft tissue infections, and invasive infections. Examples are given below.
Skin and soft tissue infections
Most infections caused by staph bacteria are relatively minor and only affect the skin or underlying tissue. Common examples include:
boils – red, painful lumps on the skin that usually develop on the neck, face, armpit or buttocks
impetigo – a highly contagious skin infection that mainly affects children, which can cause sores, blisters and crusts to develop on the skin
cellulitis – an infection of the deep layers of the skin, which can cause affected areas to quickly become red, painful, swollen and hot
a skin abscess – a collection of pus that appears as a painful lump under the surface of the skin
folliculitis – an infection of a hair follicle (small sac in the skin that a hair grows from), which causes an itchy pus-filled bump to develop
wound infections – an infection of a cut or graze or surgical wound, causing redness, swelling, pain and pus
staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) – a more serious condition that mainly affects babies and young children, where staph bacteria release a toxin that damages the skin, leading to extensive blistering that looks like the skin has been scalded
In a small number of people, a staph skin infection can lead to a more serious, invasive infection deeper within the body. Examples include:
septic arthritis – a joint infection that causes pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in affected joint
osteomyelitis – a bone infection, usually affecting one of the legs, causing bone pain, restricted movement, and swelling, redness and warmth in the affected are
pneumonia– an infection of the lungs that causes persistent coughing, breathing difficulties and chest pain; this often occurs after a viral illness such as fl
sinusitis – an infection of the small cavities behind the forehead and cheekbones, which causes a blocked or runny nose and a throbbing pain in your face
scarlet fever – an infection that causes a widespread, fine pink-red rash that feels like sandpaper to touch
Invasive strep A infections
In rare cases, strep A bacteria can penetrate deeper inside the tissues and organs of the body, and become what’s known as an invasive infection.
These infections are much rarer and usually affect certain groups of people, including babies, elderly people, people with diabetes, and people with weak immune systems (for example, because of cancer treatment or HIV).
necrotising fasciitis – an infection of the deeper layers of the skin, fat and covering of the muscle (fascia), which can cause severe pain, swelling and redness of the affected area that can spread very quickly
Group B strep
Group B strep (strep B) usually live harmlessly inside the digestive system and in the vagina.
Strep B can sometimes cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), skin infections, bone infections, blood infections and pneumonia, particularly in vulnerable people, such as the elderly and those with diabetes.”
Streptococci and Staphylococci commonly live on the skin of humans and other animals. They are not usually problematic, but they are opportunistic and like to get into open wounds where they can cause problems, especially for a weakened or poorly trained immune system. They are highly infectious, from human to human and between humans and other animals. I hold the view that exposure to these kind of bacteria are useful to a healthy individual, training the immune system and keeping the local bacterial colony in check.
I’m not going to go into detail regarding all the bacteria that usnea is effective against, it is generally regarded as effective against most gram-positive bacteria. Its effectiveness in strep and staph infections is sufficient for it to hold its place in Panacea’s chest. And it grows locally.
I first noticed Old Man’s Beard on the edge of the clearing where I do special cordings, a place of power. I didn’t know what it was at first, receding shyly amongst the Stag’s Antler Lichens on the oak trees. It has a slightly more yellow hue than the Stag’s Antler (Evernia Prunastri) and has beard-like tufted fibres that are rounded, as opposed to the flattened lobes of the Stag’s Antler, that is also known as Oak Moss. I usually notice plants and minerals only at the exact time I need them, but I didn’t have any specific need for usnea when it called my attention. After I looked it up and realised just how useful it is, I went and harvested some to make a tincture. I’ve used it many times since then and consider it to be one of the most useful tinctures to have to hand.
How I’ve used usnea:
Usnea for infected wounds
Recently, Freya gashed her leg quite badly one evening. Overnight, she managed to turn a nasty gash into a gaping wound, so we decided to take her to the vets to get stitched up. The position of the wound put a huge strain on the stitches and by the next day she’d ripped several out, leaving a nice little pocket for bacteria to colonize. The wound got infected and began to smell, so I cleaned it and dosed her with Usnea Barbata tincture, internally and directly on the wound. By the next day the infection had cleared and she’d managed to rip the rest of the stitches out, leaving an open but clean wound.
I don’t have any photos of when she first did it, or the infected stage, but this is the wound six days after she did it, after the infection was cleared and she had begun healing. This is the wound xxxx days later. We have been treating it with yarrow in coconut oil to keep it clean and stimulate healing.
Usnea for cystitis
A visitor here felt cystitis coming on, so I gave her Usnea Barbata tincture to take in a glass of water every hour. Within three hours the symptoms had reduced, but she had to leave and I didn’t have enough tincture to give her. I’m fairly sure that the tincture would have resolved the problem if she had been able to continue taking it.
Strep and staph are often involved in cystitis, along with other bacteria. Correcting the strep and staph imbalance can provide a sufficient boost, so that the immune system can take care of the rest.
Usnea for sore throat
Streptococcus bacteria cause many throat infections. Infections often occur when seasons change, or when groups of people get together. I got strep throat around the autumn equinox and there are four of us here right now. I took usnea tincture when the symptoms first appeared like a rasping in the back of my throat and it cleared up the next day. A few days later it came back causing swollen glands in my neck. Once again I took usnea tincture, s a dropper full three times a day and it cleared up within 24 hours.
Preparation of usnea tincture
My preferred method is to dry the clumps of Old Man’s Beard, in a dehydrator or naturally, then grind it up in a coffee grinder till it forms a fine powder. I then simmer it gently in alcohol for 20 minutes, I use local orujo, let it cool and simmer it again. Once it’s cooled the second time I put the whole lot in a jar and leave it to steep for a week or so.
I’ve tried it without grinding and the resulting tincture lacks the green colour of the powdered version and doesn’t taste so much of the lichen.
Thuja Occidentalis, Arborvitae – release from self-sabotage
“The complicity [between victim and perpetrator] implies a kind of contact of sin, with both parties falling short of God’s command. Perpetrators who harm others are obviously sinners, but so are the people they harm, who may well believe they are being justly punished by a higher power. The wrong done to victims is due to the wrong they have done in the eyes of God. To make matters worse, the twisted syntax of the victim-perpetrator bond condones domination, violence, aggression, and murder as expressions of divine retribution. Those who enact the will of God in violent ways are as righteous as those who suffer violence, because the bond prescribes and legitimates both roles. A deal that sanctifies violence and guarantees the righteous vindication of its victims is hard to beat.”
John Lamb Lash, Not in His Image
Glorification of the ultimate act of self-sabotage is the centre piece of Christianity. Every other creature on this planet uses whatever defense mechanisms it has instinctively, without hesitation. The insidious indoctrination into self-sabotage turns victim-hood into such a virtue that even the perpetrators pretend to be victims. It takes force to break the victim-perpetrator bond and the victim cannot command this force while under the spell of self-sabotage.
The Spell of Self-Sabotage
The spell of self-sabotage has become an epigenetically normalised pattern of gene expression for most native Europeans. Perhaps it has for other races too, but I can’t speak for them. It is evident in the proliferation of harmful addictions, auto-immune conditions and patterns of learned helplessness. For sure, self-sabotage is not the only problem, but it is a problem that is entirely within our gift to resolve, freeing us up to deal with the other problems we face.
In German, Gift means poison. When the ‘gift’ comes from the Planetary Animal Mother, it can bring life or death, depending on amount and timing. The English word ‘poison’ is Latin, but the Indo-European equivalent is ‘virus’. In this sense, mild childhood viruses could be considered as the gift of the Aeonic Mother, strengthening and informing the physical sense of self, so that we can deal with predators we might encounter later in life. At the most basic level the immune system is part of the mind-body system that interfaces with the external world. Its key role is in binary self-identification, ‘me/not me’ so that it can initiate appropriate responses to invaders. Vaccinating a newborn before it has developed a bond with its mother or any self-identity sets up a potentially life-long dependency on others for identity and validation. These forlorn creatures are like the forest dwellers of Narnia, living in fear and locked into the perpetual winter of the soul under a spell they cannot break. They do not even know they are under a spell.
If you are reading this, you have sufficient wherewithal to break the spell, but you can’t do it without the gift; the poison of the Scorpion Mother. I took the poison and broke the spell.
The Gift of Arborvitae
Thuja Occidentalis is also know as White Cedar and Arborvitae, the Tree of Life. It has a long history of use in Native American medicine and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is known as Thuja Orientalis. It is not considered to be a native of Europe, which seems odd. Some fossilzed remains from before the last ice age have been identified in Poland, perhaps the cold wiped them out.
I felt the call of the White Arborvitae last year and bought several small trees and planted them, so that they can become ‘native’, as home-grown medicine is always more effective. I was delighted to discover that one of the oldest known Thujas in North America is The Witch Tree on the shores of Lake Superior in Minnesota, where my husband is from. It is said to date from 1731 and embodies the determination and resilience of the Ojibwe people, who call it Little Spirit Cedar.
I have tried a Thuja homeopathic remedy before with Riley, for her vaccine induced allergies. I didn’t notice any results at the time. Since then I’ve realized that not all homeopathic remedies are authentic. I also think that in many cases we have strayed so far from our natural environments and are so poisoned, that subtle changes in the mind-body system are not sufficient to bring about sustainable changes by themselves. Nonetheless, something about Thuja stuck in my mind and after Riley died and Freya came into our lives, I decided to give it another go.
We adopted Freya, via SOS Dobermann España. She was found abandoned in Murcia and. although relatively healthy, she was malnourished, hunch-backed and we had been unable to prevent her from being vaccinated for everything possible, including rabies, before we got her. She is very sweet and loving, but would get over-excited and manic too easily and had terrible separation anxiety. Over the past few years, I’ve noticed the same tendencies in people’s children who have been vaccinated. It seems as though the ability to handle strong emotions has been impaired and that this induces fear.
A month or so ago I made a tincture with leaves from the Thujas and local orujo.
The tincture turned emerald green and had a delicious fresh=sweet perfume, a little like vanilla-infused eucalyptus.
As the leaves transformed into tincture I thought about vaccinations and realised that Dean and I needed this medicine too. We had both been vaccinated in childhood and although we had had nowhere near the number of vaccines as given to children today, our innate healing abilities were still damaged by this assault. The more I’ve looked into the history of medicine, Rockefeller medicine that is, and the profit-not-people pharmaceutical industry, the more appalled and disgusted I become and all the more determined to stay away at any cost. The detailed, factual account of the history of vaccines is far from the Disney-esque version preferred by the medical profession and the list of vaccine ingredients reads like something out of a horror movie.
The vaccine issue sign-posted the way to Arborvitae, but the underlying issue of self-sabotage is far deeper. i have worked to resolve many of my self-sabotage tendencies, but the unconscious programmes are very difficult to shift. These would show up for me as accidents or sudden illnesses before events or activities that were important to me, or that feeling of hard-grinding gears when things I really want to happen aren’t working out. This is not how PAM intends us to live and I’ve had plenty of experience of things working out with dream-like ease, but the correlation between intensity of desire and resistance was baffling. I took a small amount of Arborvitae tincture twice a day for three days and it had me flat-out and spaced-out for the whole time. This is the active ingredient, thujone, at work. By the end of the three days I was aware of the depth of the self-sabotage spell, how vaccines intensify that spell and that the spell is broken simply be seeing it and making a different choice than I would have done when under the spell. I am now able to feel more light-hearted about problems solving, especially about the things that are important to me and it feels as though I’m functioning at a more optimised level. I am also noticing how I am reading my own DNA and what this means in terms of Gaian Alchemy, on which I’ll write more another time.
Freya also had the tincture for three days, about half the amount I took and she just slept a bit more than usual. By the end of the three days she was much less manic, much calmer and the extremes of her emotional responses have evened out. When she plays with the other dogs it’s not escalating like it was before and she is listening better. She seems happier and more relaxed – and even sweeter than ever, which hardly seems possible. Note that a dog, like all non-human animals, cannot commit self-sabotage, because they cannot deny their instincts. Arborvitae works on the physical body and it is the effect on the physical body that generates the psychological change in humans, the release from self-sabotage. This psychological effect is redundant in other animals and fundamental in us.
Dean took the tincture too. He was very tired for one day, but did not report any other sensations or insights.. However, he immediately broke out in a cold sore, which showed an interaction with the herpes simplex virus. More on this in another post.
Thujone – the Poison
Thujone, the active ingredient in Thuja/Arborvitae, is also found in wormwood, coriander, tarragon and many other herbs and spices. Thujone gives absinthe its mind-altering properties. It is toxic if taken in large quantities and should not be taken in any form for long periods.
Many studies provide evidence of its beneficial effects:
The pharmacological/allopathic approach focuses on thuja’s effectiveness in alleviating symptoms, not the underlying causes. The homeopathic approach takes underlying causes into consideration, but is less widely researched. No one seems to be looking at the function of viruses within the broader context, how some can be beneficial and others have mutated into harmful forms. Thuja, Arborvitae is one of the most powerful tinctures I’ve used and I think it has much more to teach.
Pine pollen is nature’s perfect boost for good health and the immune system.
Pine pollen is’the sperm’ of the pine tree and almost the same structure as human testosterone. It is the most abundant source of testosterone in the plant kingdom. Isn’t that interesting? What reason could the Planetary Animal Mother have for making this source of human testosterone in vastly more quantities than is needed for the trees alone. A single mature pine tree can produce 1-3kg of pine pollen in a season – we are surrounded by pine forest here!
At a certain time, in early April here, all the pine trees release their pollen in an explosion of green smoke across the hills. They do it several times over a period of about 10 days. This clip from the Himalayas shows what it looks like:
This presentation explains the benefits of pine pollen, how to get it and use it, very clearly.
Pine pollen is a superfood and an adaptogen, which essentially means it helps the body adapt to stress. Stress is created by adrenaline and cortisol which are produced primarily by the adrenal glands. Cortisol shuts down many functions, like the immune system, the digestive system, the reproductive system and the prefrontal cortex, so that adrenaline can use more energy to pump blood to the arms and legs so you can run or fight. This is the ‘fight/flight’ response. The problem is that we don’t run or fight and the adrenaline and cortisol remain in the body and eventually become involved in the downward spiral of autoimmune diseases, diabetes, thyroid conditions etc. Pine pollen helps reduce unnecessary fight/flight responses, so that the body has more energy for regeneration and learning.
Pine Pollen in Traditional Chinese Medicine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the use of pine pollen as both a food and a medicine has been recorded for at least 2,400 years, as explained in the clip below.
TCM today can provide a useful insight into the proper use of many plants for food/medicine. TCM is rooted in a philosophical mix of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism and is concerned with maintaining balance (homeostais) within the body-mind system and harmony between the body and the environment. So far as can be known from the little recorded artifacts that have survived, the Chinese practiced shamanic medicine from around 1766 to 403 BC, through the Shang and Chou Dynasties. Ancestor worship and the elimination of evil spirits is still part of TCM today. TCM emerged from an agrarian culture and the originator of Chinese herbal medicine is called, Shennong, the Divine Farmer. One theory of the origins of acupuncture is that it was discovered when warriors in battle were hit by arrows and noticed conduction of pain to other areas of the body and spontaneous remission of pain elsewhere.
Most TCM in the west is practised allopathically, in that the interventions and treatments are used to address specific symptoms or to stop the process of a particular disease or condition. TCM was originally preventive medicine, concerned with ‘treating the undiseased’ until the Opium Wars put an end to that. The ancient Chinese knew that the body-mind system is innately self-healing, provided that natural balance is maintained and ‘evil spirits’ are kept at bay. This is how things were in Europe too, before the healers were murdered and the people forced off the land and into factories and eventually subjected to ‘Rockefeller medicine.’ The road to health will inevitably lead people out of the cities and into small rural communities, exactly what Agenda 21 is trying to prevent.
I don’t think all aspects of TCM work as well on Europeans as they do on the Chinese. Ethnicity is a factor in many diseases; consider the increased risk of several types of cancer of people of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry who have a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. The progression of disease is affected by lifestyle and environment, as much as intentionally harmful man-made interventions, such as EMFs, chemtrails and GMOs, and of course pharmaceuticals, but Nature has the solutions too. This brings me back to pine pollen. Pine trees are indigenous to the northern hemisphere and a rich source of local food and medicine for all northern hemisphere people. PAM always provides what is needed, where it is needed. China is in the northern hemisphere too, so it is well-worth taking a closer look at the use of pine pollen through the lens of TCM.
Pine pollen is released as Spring turns to Summer in the Gaian calendar. Without going into too much detail, this is the transition from liver/gall bladder to stomach/spleen in TCM, characterized by wood birthing fire. Pine pollen supports the liver, encourages regeneration and supports bile secretion. The spleen is responsible for the removal of old red blood cells and the production and storage of white blood cells (lymphocytes) which will cleanse bacteria from the blood in the spleen and provide important tissue healing and other immune responses throughout our body. In TCM the spleen is paired with the stomach and considered to be part of the digestive system, responsible for digesting the nourishment from food and converting it into energy. It is also considered to be responsible for digesting information. In other words, the spleen becomes active as we move into May and is highly involved in the maintenance of the immune system.
Pine Pollen and the Immune System
The basic function of the immune system, is the differentiation between ‘me’ and ‘not me’ in the body, so that it can detect and take action against invaders, like bacteria and viruses etc. There are two parts to the immune system: the innate, which we are born with and which works instantly to deal with wounds and immediate assaults and the adaptive, which is the learning part of the immune system. The adaptive immune system learns to deal with ‘new’ parasites, bacteria and parasites that we might become exposed to. Vaccination is an abnormal pathogen presented in an abnormal route (injection) and influences the entire immune system in an unnatural way, leading to disruption of the learning processes of the immune system.
I strongly suspect that PAM provides pine pollen in abundance at this time of year when the spleen is just about to move into its most active phase, to help it ‘learn’ what is needed to help repel invaders of all kinds. There has been very little research on pine pollen, probably for this very reason, as all research is controlled by the parasitical pharmaceutical cartel that doesn’t want us to have a healthy immune system, but there have been some studies and it is confirmed that pine pollen contains phenylalanine and tyrosine (among other things) that are amino acids in L-Dopa, the dopamine precursor. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter involved in pleasure seeking and reward behaviours, but it does not cross the blood-brain barrier. L-dopa crosses the blood-brain barrier although most of it is converted into dopamine via an enzyme in the blood before it gets there and L-dopa concentrates in the spleen. The relationship between L-dopa in the ‘information centre’ of the immune system in the spleen and L-dopa in the brain working together to train the immune system is worth further investigation. This study supports my intuition:
“Elements of dopamine signaling and metabolites can also serve as a communication interface between the central nervous system and immune system, and that communication can work in both directions. Lymphocytes [type of white blood cell in the immune system] that can pass the blood brain barrier can be “educated” by locally secreted neurotransmitters, including dopamine. Then they transmit brain-driven messages to other cells of the immune system via direct or indirect pathways.”
Endothelial cells in brain capillaries are the site of the BBB
This presentation explains the effects of pine pollen on dopamine production:
Perhaps future studies will show that pine pollen has a role to play in reversing vaccine and other damage to the immune system, but there is nothing to lose and plenty to gain by finding and harvesting some in your local pine forest.
Pine Pollen and Testosterone
As a superfood in a class of its own, pine pollen not only helps in sharpening up the ability of the immune system to identify enemies, it also helps deal with them.
Estrogen is the female hormone and testosterone the male hormone, supporting the development of properly defined male and female characteristics,. Men have some naturally occurring estrogen and women naturally occurring testosterone and it is the balance between the two that dictate gender norms for each. Xenoestrogens are environmental pollutants that have estrogen-like activity. These compounds are a primary cause of reproductive health problems in both women and men because they attach to and over-stimulate estrogen receptor sites.
Here’s a list of 10 major sources of xenoestrogens:
1. Commercially-raised meat and diary productssuch as beef, pork, chicken, milk, butter, cheese and ice cream. These products are contaminated with bovine growth hormones and expose us to a significant amount of xenoestrogens.
2. Anything that contains insecticide or pesticide residues can also have estrogenic effects. This includes everything we eat, from grains, fruits, nuts and legumes, to veggies.
3. Tap water. Unfortunately much of our water source is contaminated with petroleum derivatives – the primary source of xenoestrogens.
4. Shampoos, lotions, soaps, toothpastes, cosmetics and other personal care products that contain paraben or phenoxyethanol chemical compounds widely used by cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as preservatives.
Note that xenoestrogens entering the skin go directly to tissue without passing through the liver for detoxification. So they’re 100% absorbed by the body and can be 10 times more potent than those consumed orally.
5. Soft plastics used as packaging materials are often treated with chemical compounds called phthalates, a xenoestrogen, to increase its flexibility.
Plastic wrapped foods, heated in the microwave, contain some of the highest xenoestrogen levels. So do not heat food or water with plastic in the microwave. Avoid drinking coffee or other hot liquids in Styrofoam cups. And store your food in glass containers whenever possible!
6. Artificial food additives, including artificial sweeteners and MSG. According to a study published in the journal, Chemical Research in Toxicology, 31 substances added to food for the purpose of preservation, coloring, texture and flavor have potential estrogenic effects.
Propyl gallate and 4-hexylresorcinol are two additives to be especially watchful for. Also avoid canned foods, which are usually lined with a plastic coating that contains bisphenol-A (BPA), a xenoestrogen.
Since most processed foods contain some kind of undesirable material, either in the packaging itself or the ingredients, it’s a good policy to cut back on processed and packaged foods.
7. Foods that contain soy protein and soy protein isolate. These foods are packed with condensed, unnaturally high amounts of plant estrogen, which can also lead to estrogen dominance.
8. Dryer sheets are loaded with xenoestrogens to make your clothes feel soft and fresh. These residual xenoestrogens can permeate your skin and go directly into your cells.
9. Birth control pills and conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) contain synthetic hormones that can interrupt our natural hormone balance.
10. Disposable menstrual products. In conventional tampons, the FDA has detected dioxins, a class of chemical contaminants that may increase the risk of cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, heart disease and diabetes.
Xenoestrogens cause changes in estrogen-sensitive tissues like the breasts, uterus and prostate. Xenoestrogens stimulate abnormal changes in these tissues, causing problems like cysts in the breasts, uterine fibroids, prostate enlargement and cancer. Xenoestrogens contribute to the death of testicular tissue in men and boys, depression caused by testosterone suppression, premature aging, infertility and obesity. The link between xenoestrogens and obesity can readily be seen by the high rates of obesity in areas where there is high exposure to xenoestrogens.
Because it is packed with natural testosterone, pine pollen provides the perfect testosterone boost to balance xenoestrogen damage, in addition to whatever avoidance and detoxification you can manage.
One gram of pine pollen contains 80 nanograms of testosterone. To put that into context, an average man has somewhere around 500 ngs of testosterone per deciliter of blood, out of which around 5-20 ngs is free testosterone not bound to either SHBG or albumin. (The testosterone in pollen is not bound to proteins either).
Given that an average male also has around 5 liters of blood, that same average guy with average testosterone would have around 250-1,000 ngs of unbound testosterone in him.
100 grams, about half a cup, of the pine pollen would contain 8,000 ngs of actual testosterone.
Testosterone is not just for men. In women it is important for bone strength and development of lean muscle mass and strength. Testosterone also contributes to overall sense of well-being and energy level. It is best known for its crucial role is a woman’s sex drive or libido. More specifically, testosterone in women is responsible for the sensitivity of a woman’s nipples and clitoris associated with sexual pleasure. Testosterone not only enhances the sexual mood of a woman, but the experience as well.
According to Stephen Harrod Buhner: “The menopausal years bring on a serious decline in women’s testosterone levels, which is generally why women tend to lack a sex drive. Pine pollen can serve as an aid to decrease the discomfort that menopause can bring,”
Pine pollen is not just a whole food, but also a superfood and one of the most potent at that. Consider how it’s immune boosting function works with its testosterone boosting function, not only to increase our awareness of the invaders in our midst, but also to give us the motivation and strength to deal with them. Pine pollen is warrior food!
Testosterone has ‘profound effect on brain circuits involved in human aggression’
As a food, pine pollen can be consumed in more or less unlimited amounts by both men and women. There is a natural limit to what you can get and what you can eat and there are no contra-indications.
I’m a big fan or getting out and responsibly harvesting all the wild foods and healing plants you can find. The easiest way to harvest the pine pollen is to carefully cut off the catkins you can reach and put them in plastic bags to be shaken out and sieved at home. You can’t over harvest this way as you won’t be able to reach that many and the trees produce so much. You can eat the pine pollen directly, it has a slightly sweet flowery taste, or bake with it, or sprinkle it on salads or breakfast cereals. It will store in a cool dry place, or you can store it in honey. The pine catkins themselves are edible, but they are a little astringent tasting – maybe better in honey?
Pine pollen tincture is a better way of accessing the testosterone in pine pollen, much of which doesn’t make its way through the digestive system. A few drops of tincture under the tongue, so that it is absorbed by the mucous membranes in the mouth is the way to take it. The tincture should not be used by adolescent boys or young men, but is safe for men and women. Strength varies, so it’s a bit of a ‘suck it and see’ scenario. I’ll be stocking up and making ours with local orujo.
Galium aparine has many common names including cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, velcro weed and it is an excellent spring tonic. It grabs your attention and hangs on, quite literally, when you first venture into the garden after a winter absence. Its fresh, clean, greenness oozes such vitality that when I first noticed it here I knew it must be good for something. It appears here after the winter rain and seems to love growing on piles of rotten wood waiting for a bonfire, as well as the beds that have woodchips on them.
I looked into it and what struck me was that it was good for the lymphatic system and removing toxins from the blood and intestines. This feels right because the little leaves are covered in tiny bristles and I can imagine them acting like scrubbing brushes, cleaning out any debris and stagnation. I feel sluggish after winter and cleavers helps with the internal spring clean and getting the bodily fluids moving again.
Health is about maintaining optimum balance throughout the mind-body system, homeostasis, if you like. It’s very difficult to maintain that balance if you are living in an unhealthy environment, because nature informs your body; everything from circadian rhythms to Schumann resonances and seasonal changes are involved in maintaining homeostasis. In toxic environments, like cities, these signals are blocked by unnatural electromagnetic fields and the nervous system and immune system become very confused. EMFs are slowly becoming recognised as the underlying cause of most diseases. Conversely, once yo get out of the city it is very easy to plug back into the Planetary Animal Mother and to discover that She really does provide everything you need. All you have to do is pay attention.
In my post on St John’s Wort, I mentioned that it is more critical than ever to take care of the nervous system. My simplistic view is that the Earth is electrical, the Universe is electrical and so are we and that our transmutation to Anthropos 11 will happen first within the nervous system – if your nerves can handle it. So, imagine my surprize when I looked up Mathew Wood on Cleavers in The Earthwise Herbal:
“Although most herbalists use Galium for the lymphatics and kidneys, I have gotten on a different track, using it for the nerves. I have had many remarkable cures and palliations with cleavers in the neurological sphere. It is beneficial in “gatherings of the nerves” and inflammation of the nerve endings (neurofibrositis). It is indicated for oversensitivity of the nerve endings, tickling and itchy skin.”
So, cleavers supports the nervous system. No wonder I like it.
I use fresh cleavers in a morning juice, before coffee or anything else for the first month in which it appears.
My cleavers juice recipe, for two people:
2-3 crisp apples (depending on size)
2 sticks of celery
one thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled
two handfuls of freshly cut cleavers
Juice and drink immediately. It is delicious and zingy.
Cleavers is diuretic, part of its cleansing properties, so it’s better suited for the mornings. It also contains caffeine and the seed pods are said to be a palatable alternative to coffee, if you can be bothered to collect enough of them to dry, roast and ground. I don’t think I’ll be doing that.
It is also cooling and helps dispel damp heat associated with urinary tract infections, chronic skin infections and lymphatic disorders.