I spent a lot of time last year considering viruses, the herpes virus in particular. This was mostly because of Dean’s basal cell carcinoma and when some one came to visit with psoriasis, I recognised that this was the herpes virus too. I’ve been planning to write a post about this for some time, but something didn’t seem quite right. On the last day of the Kali shift of 2017, the reason for my hesitation became clear.
I had made a fundamental error in that I had assumed that viruses actually existed! This is an easy mistake to make because there is a whole branch of science dedicated to the study of viruses – virology – and thousands of science papers published on the many different viruses. There is a significant body of research that links some kinds of cancer with viruses and others with fungus. I decided to focus on the herpes virus, because Dean had a tendency to get cold sores and it seemed logical to consider that the herpes virus might be involved in his basal cell carcinoma. I won’t bother you with the details of my research here, regarding how the virus hides in the nervous system etc. because it seems likely that most of this research was fraudulent, or erroneous at best. However, I didn’t know this at the time and ploughed on.
In my research, I looked for images and some of the images I found looked very beautiful and some looked archontic, but I couldn’t find any sources for any of them. I don’t post anything if I can’t find a source for it, even though I don’t always reference the sources. Additionally, there is no agreed definition of what a virus is; they are sometimes described as tiny parasites, cells or non-living cells or particles, but all reports seem to agree that they are amazingly efficient.
“A virus is a small parasite that cannot reproduce by itself. Once it infects a susceptible cell, however, a virus can direct the cell machinery to produce more viruses. Most viruses have either RNA or DNA as their genetic material. The nucleic acid may be single- or double-stranded. The entire infectious virus particle, called a virion, consists of the nucleic acid and an outer shell of protein. The simplest viruses contain only enough RNA or DNA to encode four proteins. The most complex can encode 100 – 200 proteins.
The study of plant viruses inspired some of the first experiments in molecular biology. In 1935, Wendell Stanley purified and partly crystallized tobacco mosaic virus (TMV); other plant viruses were crystallized soon thereafter. Pure proteins had been crystallized only a short time before Stanley’s work, and it was considered very surprising at the time that a replicating organism could be crystallized.”
Molecular Cell Biology. 4th edition. Section 6.3 Viruses: Structure, Function, and Uses
I decided to go with the working hypothesis that viruses had to have been created by the Planetary Animal Mother and that therefor they must have a purpose that supports life, as opposed to the destructive function that is more often discussed. I found studies describing how DNA replication and repair mechanisms originated in viruses and that viruses might even have played a critical role in the origin of DNA. (Origin and Evolution of DNA and DNA Replication Machineries, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK6360/) I also found references to ‘old viruses’ and ‘modern viruses’ and questioned whether the beautiful looking viruses were original and the modern viruses archontic copies. With no source references it was impossible to tell, yet people were being affected by some kind of illness.
On June 15 2016, when the moon was at its apogee and conjunct Cambalia, the alchemist’s star, I guided a shamanic realignment session with three other participants. The intention was to restore the herpes virus to its correct function. The session was extraordinarily intense and I felt Tantra Mother take over my immune system as her teaching tool within my body and correct some faulty circuits and connections. The results of the session were immediately apparent. I had a troublesome mole drop off, Dean broke out in a cold sore (Herpes Simplex 1) the very next day and the psoriasis improved for the second participant. The third participant went back to England and broke up from a toxic relationship, moved house and got a new job within three weeks. Dean’s basal cell carcinoma also healed, but then returned after a few weeks. This was a sure indication that, although I was on the right track, something was not quite right about the process or the syntax. I am clear now that the process is correct, but the specific intention I set was erroneous because all viruses are fake.
The ‘candy fetus’ dream
On the last night of the Kali shift of 2017, I was awake in the night and asked: what is a virus? In the wee hours I fell back asleep and dreamed that I was in some sort of hostel type building with several other people in a shabby dining room. There was a large fridge in the room and I opened it to get a drink and took out a carton of UHT milk, which slipped out of my hand and spilled all over the floor.
Milk in a dream often signifies the Organic Light, but UHT milk is fake, so I was on my guard. I cleared the spilt milk and sat on a wooden bench next to a pale-skinned blonde woman. She had a white mobile phone in her right hand and she turned to me and asked, “Are you running the candy fetus programme?” I thought she was talking about an app on her phone and I told her that I only had the most basic phone available and only used it for calls and texting and that I wasn’t ‘running’ any programmes like that at all. “Oh OK. Can I scan you?” she said. I thought she was going to use her phone and I cautiously agreed, but then she put her forehead right against mine and I felt her try and scan me with her mind. I wasn’t about to have any of that and my auric egg, powered up, like tall white feathers of light coming out of the top of my head and down my back to the floor. She stepped back sharply and said, “No – you’re clear.” Then I woke up.
This was what I call a significant dream, because of the milk cue, the timing (in the pre-dawn gateway period, just after I had asked a question) and the content. Milk, white animals and pale-skinned people in a dream are often a sign of interaction with the Aeonic Mother, but the fakeness and technology seemed to be indicating some sort of trickery – but ‘candy fetus.’ What did that have to do with viruses? As I recounted the dream to Dean the next morning, ‘candy fetus’ became ‘can defeat us’. Was I running the ‘can defeat us’ programme? No, I was clear.
I realised in that moment that the ‘can defeat us’ programme is a mental implant, a spell. It has many permutations, but in this context the specific spell was: a virus can defeat us. The trickery was that there is no such thing as a virus. It is a spell, cast on children by magicians in white coats, who don’t even know what they are doing (for now). Thereafter, for the rest of their lives, whenever those children hear ‘virus’ they feel defeat, produce stress hormones and their immune systems and resistance go down. I asked for confirmation of that and as I looked out of the window, a large hawk, was flying just over the trees at the end of the garden. Suddenly, a much smaller hawk flew into view fast, from the east, over the house and right at the big hawk, forcing it to change direction. A direct hit.
But that was not all. As soon as I sat down at my computer to write this up, I saw this article:
“In a recent ruling, judges at the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) confirmed that the measles virus does not exist. Furthermore, there is not a single scientific study in the world which could prove the existence of the virus in any scientific literature. This raises the question of what was actually injected into millions over the past few decades.
Not a single scientist, immunologist, infectious disease specialist or medical doctor has ever been able to establish a scientific foundation, not only for the vaccination of measles but any vaccination for infants, pregnant women, the elderly and even many adult subgroups.”
The Virus Scam
I did a bit more research on the good Dr Lanka, a trained virologist who discovered the virus scam and dedicated his career to exposing it. He considers measles to be a psychosomatic disease, caused by traumatic separation. He offered €100,000 to anyone who could prove the measles virus existed and another German doctor, Dr David Bardens took up the challenge and compiled evidence from medical journals to prove his case. Dr Lanka rejected the evidence and Dr Bardens sued for his 100k. The lower German court ruled in favour of Dr Bardens and ordered Dr Lanka to pay the €100k. Dr Lanka, however, stuck to his guns and appealed to the German Federal Supreme Court, the highest court for private matters in Germany, and won. The five court-appointed experts found that none of the six publications presented at the first trial contained scientific proof of the alleged measles virus.
“In the trial, the results of research into so-called genetic fingerprints of alleged measles virus have been introduced. Two recognised laboratories, including the world’s largest and leading genetic Institute, arrived at exactly the same results independently. The results prove that the authors of the six publications in the measles virus case were wrong, and as a direct result all measles virologists are still wrong today: They have misinterpreted ordinary constituents of cells as part of the suspected measles virus.
Because of this error, during decades of consensus building process, normal cell constituents were mentally assembled into a model of a measles virus. To this day, an actual structure that corresponds to this model has been found neither in a human, nor in an animal. With the results of the genetic tests, all thesis of existence of measles virus has been scientifically disproved.”
This is not confined to measles. According to Dr Lanka:
“Indeed, in the entire scientific literature there´s not even one publication, where for “viruses in the medicine” the fulfillment of Koch´s first postulate is even claimed. That means, that there is no proof that from humans with certain diseases the viruses – which are held responsible for these diseases – have been isolated. Nevertheless, this is precisely what they publicly claim”
How many virologists, scientists, journalists and pharmaceutical companies are involved in this monumental scam? How many more people choose to remain ignorant about what they are jabbing into their kids? It’s just upgraded snake oil, William Rockefeller must be chuckling in his grave.
Deleting the ‘can defeat us’ programme
The CDU programme is a spell that tricks your brain into using your faculties against you. It is implanted at an early age by parents, doctors, teachers and anyone who claimed authority over you. The programme was implanted in many different files over time and delivered by people who pretended to help you, but actually induced fear and trauma to destroy your ability to get to know your self and what you are capable of. Whether they knew what they were doing or not is irrelevant.
For example, vaccines make you fear disease and compromise your immune system making it harder to deal with the root causes of disease, poverty, exploitation and ignorance. The school system punishes non-compliance and legitimizes authority relentlessly, whilst encouraging all manner of character weakening deviances in order to create willing slaves. Then you work until you drop, imprisoned by the fear of poverty and sedated with addictions and Chinese gadgets. And for those of you who make it through the labyrinth with enough of your Goddess given faculties intact to question: who has done this to you? Bingo! If you try and do anything about it you run into the ‘Can Defeat Us Programme’ from your own life experience, backed up by centuries of talmudic magic to terrify you into submission. They are omnipotent and you are weak and defenceless, not even human.
The CDU programme puts you under a spell by creating the false sense that if you challenge the system and its agents in any way, you will be destroyed, annulled, rendered non-existent because ‘those in charge’ can defeat you. At a physiological level, when you encounter a situation that triggers a CDU file, your body generates the same stress hormones as it did the first time around. For example, the extreme stress of being vaccinated as a child and told that ‘it is good for you’ implants the command that you are weak and that a virus can seriously harm you, so that as an adult your body recreates those emotions when you think you have a virus. The stress hormones generated by the thought that the virus will harm you impede your immune system and other systems working to get your body back into balance and the symptoms of recovery, runny nose, fatigue etc. are mistaken for the non-existent virus, and you barely escaped death. This process works in exactly the same way for all the other CDU files that stop you striving for goals and challenging the system; they are triggered whenever you interact with so-called authorities, in working environments or even in social situations if people try and pull rank. It is possible to override the programme and push through the situation, but that approach takes up a lot of emotional and physical energy for an uncertain benefit. So, most people avoid these situations and the status quo is maintained. The CDU programme is very effective.
But, what if these files could be deleted?
In kinesiology, the files of the CDU programme are referred to as Wernicke’s Commands as they are stored in the Wernickes area of the brain, which is involved in language comprehension. There is a specific correction process for deleting Wernickes commands, discovered by Australian kinesiologist David Bridgman in 1996. The key is to understand that negative self-criticism or limiting self-beliefs, usually worded as: I’m not good enough, I can’t do that, I’ll never be happy, healthy, wealthy etc. are the direct result of having been told as a child: you are no good, you can’t do that, you are miserable, you are hopeless etc. You have to use the ‘you’ version of the implanted command in order to delete it. Any kinesiologist should be able to help you delete Wernicke’s commands, but if you don’t want to go to a kinesiologist, you can get good results with the help of a friend, but you will probably have to find the commands without muscle testing.
The correction process for Wernickes commands from Stephanie Relfe can be found here: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/marte/esp_marte_6c.htm
The CDU programme is a spell, a series of limiting commands implanted in your mind by despicable tricksters and their accomplices. Once you delete the files you can never be defeated, even in death.
The telestic method
The telestic method of investigation, also called “instruction by the Light” is a reconstruction of the practice used by the Gnostic seers of the ancient mystery schools of Europe. It is the only method known on the planet that has delivered verifiable evidence of interactivity with the planet, so far. I am using the method to find solutions to real practical problems, such as eradicating the archontic infection, and to learn about the true nature of reality so as to participate more deeply in the processes of life on this planet. The method is not a secret and anyone can try it, although not everyone will be successful.
The word “gnosis” is usually used in reference to some sort of special knowledge, that is considered to be “spiritual”, esoteric and concerned with matters beyond everyday existence. I think of it as “direct knowledge”, meaning knowledge received directly, without any intermediary, from the local source of life on this planet, the earth. “The Light” is the Organic Light (OL), the radiant luminosity that animates all life because it is the naked body of the indwelling divinity of the earth. This is not a belief, but a direct experience of the telestic method.
This summer we held two Planetary Vision Quest Retreats, the unique rite of passage particular to Planetary Tantra, for the “new aboriginals of the 21st century”. There were eighteen participants in total, most were familiar with John Lash’s work. In both retreats several participants encountered the OL for the first time. We enjoyed moments of great beauty. Here are the words from one neophyte, who at 76 years old still retained the stance of a warrior and the innocence of a child:
“I came to your place in pure innocence and curiosity and couldn’t in my wildest fantasy imagine what would happen.
It was the most beautiful and fulfilling experience in my entire life. Now I don’t need to believe anymore – I KNOW that the Earth Goddess exist here and now and can be called upon.
The entire nature was dancing with wonderful colors and patterns before my very eyes and waving for me to take part in Gaia’s dance.
I was not really aware of the moon at first but when I began concentrating on the moon, I saw Her and she is indeed “flirtatious”.
The meeting with her was very intense and real. Her beauty is immense and the challenge is “How much beauty can you take” and I could take quite a lot, but surely not all…”
Hans has since translated the whole of Not in His Image into Swedish, demonstrating the true effect of witnessing the OL, in that it shows up in how you live your life – what you achieve, rather than what you say about yourself.
It is always a fervent desire of all neophytes to encounter the OL, but witnessing the OL cannot be the aim of a telestic session. The purpose of a telestic session is to receive instruction from the Light, which means that participants must have a question prepared and the presence of mind to ask it at the moment they encounter the OL. This is not easy to do first time around. In the age of the mystery schools, neophytes would have undergone a rigourous selection process and have had years to prepare for this moment. We do not have the luxury of such extensive preparation, in this tiny window at the close of the kalpa. Experience has shown that it is a foolhardy expedition even to attempt such preparation in the few days we have together before a telestic session, so we will be changing the structure of future events accordingly. Look out for the Hierophant Programme to be announced in January 2017.
Selection in Correction
Since the onset of Correction, which began in March 2014, it is becoming ever more clear that the Aeonic Mother is calling the shots. Human witnesses can participate in Her Correction on Her terms only. What does this mean?
There is a selection process underway and it is a species level event. There is no doubt that humanity will survive, as all indications are that the Aeon Sophia aims to continue with this experiment and She now has witnesses to Her actions too. However, a mutation of the human species is now underway and a new strain, Anthropos 11 is appearing alongside the pre-existing A10. Although the specific attributes of A11 are still not fully discernible, the failure of A10 is becoming more self-evident by the day. A10 does not appear to be evolving towards the genius level with which it was endowed any time soon, primarily due to the archontic infection and the way it has manifested during this kalpa, (one Aeonic day, or 25,920 years). John’s insight into how this kalpa is coming to an end is very clear and makes perfect sense to anyone of sufficient intellect to understand. See Director’s Cut. The big question for each of us is: how does this play out at an individual level? Now, you want to ask: what’s in it for me? That’s a perfectly valid question, but from now on, in order to stay in the game, you must also ask: what’s in it for the species. A11 consciously operates at both personal and transpersonal levels with simultaneity.
Regarding the initial conditions for selection, are you an individual? The billions of people on this planet who respond with Pavlovian predictability to the dictates of their chosen tribal leaders are not individuals. They play-out to the end of the mainstream movie and then what? Oblivion beckons. Who cares? If you consider yourself to be an individual and act as an individual AND with regard to the contribution you are making to the species, there are still further competencies needed in order to be selected into A11. These conditions are still coming into focus. So far, I can say that you need to be sane and rational, you must have a critical level of intelligence, you must appreciate beauty, your pleasure drives must be intact and you certainly can’t be biophobic. You need to be in good health too, as the transmutation process takes a lot of energy.
Beyond this, there is still another level of selection, whereby after having met the selection criteria set by the Aeonic Mother (whatever they might be) you still have to select yourself in – voluntary self-selection. This seems to be based on your impeccability and how you live up to the pretenses you set for yourself. Those of us present at the Sovereign Moment Retreat here in August, witnessed failure of self-selection for one individual. I had known this young man, we’ll call him ‘S’, for two years and he had presented himself as a dedicated student; he could be funny and seemingly insightful on occasion, but it turned out that he was pretending to be a warrior and his pretending showed up catastrophically in the session. S could not control himself and became hysterical, luckily doing no harm to himself or anyone else. As a species the Anthropos is designed to learn from its mistakes and that often means that we over-extend ourselves and get into hot water, there is nothing wrong with that. However, to learn from a mistake you have to admit the mistake and S failed to do that and went on to make further mistakes, revealing the weak character he tried so hard to hide. Does this prove S is A10, doomed to extinction? I cannot possibly say. My observation is that he did not behave with the excellence or impeccability – arete – of the warrior he claimed to be and therefore, he cannot receive instruction by the Light.
As a contrast, I want to record the most beautiful moment on this retreat, which was when Alex claimed her personal sovereignty. A few of us had the pleasure of seeing how Alex directed PAM’s rage and acted on it with strength, grace and precision. Alex had been battling an illness for a while and in that moment I saw her innate self-healing spring to life.
An addendum to this and coming down to earth with a big, fat bump relates to an experience earlier this year. On this occasion I met a woman who was morbidly obese and had zero personality. This woman claimed to have a multi-millionaire, handsome, yacht-owning boyfriend who wanted to marry her. The obvious question: what on earth does he see in you, was not asked by anyone there, even though we all thought it. Was that kindness? Now that the Maitreya Process is active, I think it is easier to address such sensitive issues as they arise, in the spirit of friendship. The unasked questions, the topics that create tension when they spontaneously arise, these thoughts when expressed in the moment have the power to pierce the thickest armour and release the prisoner trapped inside.
The Command Syntax: interim report
I’ve been working on this since the November 2015 retreat in Andalucia. My command for the Summer Solstice Retreat was: show me the command syntax. In the moment of stabalising the OL I stated the command sub-vocally and Her response was immediate and crystal clear: what do you want me to do? Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready for that and didn’t have an answer.
In preparation for the Sovereign Moment Retreat I studied the following text:
When Pistis saw the impiety of the Lord Archon she was filled with anger. Acting in her invisible form, she spoke in this way: “You are mistaken, blind one — false deity who cannot see. There is an immortal luminous child, the Anthropos, who came into existence before you and who will appear among your spectral forms (plasmata). This luminous child will trample you in scorn just as a potter’s clay is pounded (into a lump). And you will sink away to your proper zone, the abyss (of gravity), along with those who belong to your legion.
“For at the consummation of your work, the entire defect [of Archontic illusion] exposed in the light of truth will be abolished, and will be as if it never had been.”
— On the Origin of the World, 103.15-30
I was groping for the command that would bring this text to fruition, because at that time it was not clear to me what sovereignty was to Her. I went through many variations of killing all the archontic agents and their proxies, but how could the Anthropos recover it’s pride without defeating it’s enemies? And who was going to do it? “The luminous child will trample you in scorn” seemed to be the key. Who is the luminous child and what will cause them to take the requisite action? On the morning of the telestic session, this syntax came to me: show yourself and your method to the Aryan people.
Initially, I considered the term “white people”. However, one of the neophytes at the retreat demonstrated through her actions, that this was not correct. Cheryl does not have white skin, but in her disciplined approach, intellect, beauty and pursuit of excellence, she proved herself to be Aryan. Being Aryan has nothing to do with skin colour. The origin of the term is unknown, except that it was how Indo-Iranian people referred to themselves – Aryan, most likely became Iran. Over time Aryan came to be used in reference to nobility; not the accidental nobility of birth or caste, but nobility of character. Today, just as in ancient times, anyone can designate themselves as Aryan regardless of their skin colour, provided that they live up to the Aryan standard of excellence – arete. Arete is the standard of the luminous child that shines through all those who hold themselves to this standard and when you act in accordance with this standard, in whatever situation you find yourself, the enemies of humanity will be defeated. Correction in the human realm is demonstrated through arete.
So, what is sovereignty to the Aeonic Mother? It means that She now has agency within the human realm.
“During the Sovereign Moment from January 9 through August 8, 2016, the planetary animal mother gained agency in the human world. This expression means that she, an Aeonic power from the galactic center now embodied in a planet, has direct access to the way human animals attend to their experiences. Gaining agency is a key factor in accomplishing her Correction which began in March 2014 after a reset process running for three years from March 2011. Indeed, It is the decisive factor.”
Sophia demonstrated Her method, Her Agency, with panache and humour, just as we moved into completion of the Bhairavi shift.
This crop circle appeared in Wiltshire, England on the morning of the 27th August. This is a very specific swastika, with the four dots signifying that it represents the earth itself. I am not suggesting for a minute that Sophia did this directly. I am claiming that this is proof of Her Agency, in that She affected other human animals to do it and that this is proof of the command syntax and the telestic method, as witnessed by those who were here.
The ongoing challenge is to improve the command content and syntax and to fine-tune the process. More on this in a future post.
This is the first in what will most likely become a series of posts tracking the transmutation of the Anthropos in real-time. This subject leads into Gaian Alchemy ,as this version of Correction includes human participation in the Earth’s mitosis, through the co-creative power sharing arrangement described in Planetary Tantra. Transmutation is selective and optional; you choose to participate and act accordingly, but, even so, not everyone will be successful. This is an event for the species not the individual, although as individuals we are able to witness the transformation happening through us.
At this point, I can’t describe what this transmutation will look like, but I am aware of certain elements and impediments.
Electrical interference and transmutation
The frequencies for transmutation to A11 are electromagnetic and acoustic, transmitting directly to our DNA. It’s not too different to a seed germinating at exactly the right time due to changes in light, temperature, humidity and the subtle vibrations that fall outside our normal senses. Our ‘germination’ just happens to take place on a longer cycle than that of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. However, there is a problem. Man-made electromagnetic fields from wifi, mobile phone signals and towers, smart meters, electricity and mind-control weapons disrupt the signal so that most of us are unable to receive it or if we are, unable to respond correctly to it.
The evidence now accumulated for the health problems caused by EMFs is undeniable.
However, this is only part of the story. The genetic apparatus consisting of 46 chromosomes is viewed as a library consisting of 46 volumes or books. Each book (a chromosome), contains a text (instructions of how to build an organism) which consists of sentences (DNA) consisting of words (genes). And each word (a gene) consists of 4 letters (certain “chemical letters”), i.e. the “genetic alphabet” consists of only 4 “letters”. The texts, written in the “DNA language”, are first translated by the organism into the “RNA language” and then into the “Protein language”. However, only 3-8% of DNA is protein coding. The remainder is transpositional DNA, which “edits, cuts and splices” the sentences into new meanings and super-conductive DNA, because DNA functions as a fractal antenna. So most of our DNA is dedicated to re-arranging the protein building blocks according to external instructions.
Where are these instructions/signals coming from? Through its fractal antenna function DNA is picking up signals from the Earth, but also from every creature on the Earth and in the galaxy and in beyond; that is the nature of a fractal antenna. EMFs distort this signal and cause stress illness and mutational errors. As the Earth begins her process of mitosis, mistakenly referred to as ascension by some, She is changing Her frequencies too. The Earth has many different frequencies and telluric currents. One example are the Schumann Resonances. The Schumann resonances are quasi standing electromagnetic waves that exist between the surface of the earth and the ionosphere. They were first discovered by Professor Schumann of the University of Munich in 1953 and later confirmed to be an average of 7.83Hz. Since then there have been reports from the Russian Space Observing System of an increase in the average to 8.5Hz, with peaks of 16.5Hz. It is also acknowledged that it is now much more difficult to monitor the Earth’s frequencies due to man-made EMFs. Research has shown how the human body is entrained to the rhythms of the Earth, The Schumann Resonances and Human Psychobiology and much more research shows how man-made EMFs are proven to have a detrimental effect on the functioning of our DNA.
The combination of the change in the Earth’s frequencies as She corrects Her course and man-made electromagnetic pollution have created an intolerable level of physiological and cellular stress for the majority of the inhabitants of the planet, resulting in increased illness and deviation from our full potential. When too much of your energy has to be used to repair the body, there is insufficient left for transmutation. Transmutation takes a great deal of energy.
Transmutation and energy
In “Retrotransposons as Engines of Human Bodily Transformation” Colm A Kelleher PhD proposes that transposons or “jumping DNA could be the mechanism behind states known as enlightenment, nirvana or samadhi.
“Many of the descriptions in the literature associate a sudden reversal of aging or the emergence of a light body with the attainment of “enlightenment”. This phenomenon appears to be mostly, but not always, associated with death. For example: “Very early in the morning of the 25 of October 1419 the 62 year old Tsong Khapa made a series of inner offerings although no one present could understand why.Then his breathing ceased and his body regained the vibrancy of a 16 year old. Many disciples present witnessed the emission of variegated light rays from his body, which substantiated the belief that Tsong Khapa entered the realm of enlightened beings “(Blackman, 1997).
There have been similar descriptions in the native American/Mexican culture, notably Carlos
Castenada’s account of the exit of the nagual/sorcerer Don Juan Matus from the physical world by “burning the fire from within” (Castenada,1981,1984). According to Castenada, Don Juan chose both the time and place to accomplish this feat. “The warriors of Don Juan’s party…vanished into the total light. I saw Don Juan take the lead. And then there was only a line of exquisite lights in the sky. Something like a wind seemed to make the cluster of lights contract and wiggle. There was a massive glow on one end of the line of lights where Don Juanwas” (Castenada, 1981).
The specifics of a master selecting the method, the time and the place of his or her exit from the physical world is common to many cultures and religious traditions and is often associated with the emergence of a light body (Blackman, 1997). Exercising choice in this manner lies outside the normal experience of most human beings who are overtaken by death. The death of the Tibetan master Milarepa generated reports of (i) two identical bodies that were being worshipped at two different places (an example of bilocation), (ii) a body that was impervious to burning on a funeral pyre and (iii) a body “transformed into a radiant celestial body, as youthful as a child eight years old” (Lhalungpa, 1982). The above reports all pertain to the question of survival after bodily death. They imply that the human body, under certain rare circumstances, is capable of generating a corporeal entity that survives the cessation of life on earth.”
You can imagine how reading that passage caught my attention; I’ve been tracking Don Juan for a few years now and just sniffing out the Tibetan masters and to find them both mentioned in a scientific study is a bullseye. I think Kelleher is on the mark with his description of how transposons work regarding human transformation. There are many other studies linking transposons with mutations, but these are mostly disease causing and erroneous. That’s because the granular details of the effects are not considered within context; ie the conditions of the laboratory experiment in which we are enmeshed, the levels of atmospheric, electromagnetic and biochemical pollution we face every day and the fact that the setting for the experiment (the planet) is also going through Her own transformation. Nonetheless, many of us sense something different going on.
Up until recently, you could only catch glimpses of anthropine transmutation through the pinhole lens of scientism or religion’s calculated misdirection. These distorted visions of transhumanism, life after death salvation or escape from the cycle of samsara get a lot of airtime, but is that the reality you want to select yourself into? This is the bloody line between metaphysics and everyday living: if you go to see a doctor for every pain or illness, with every visit you give away some of your innate self-healing ability and move a little closer to becoming a hybrid-human app. If you think sex is sinful, you necessarily limit your enjoyment of it and if you think your body is just a vehicle for your soul, you will never be able to transmutate within it. The nature of reality is inseparable from our perception of it and our participation with it. So, how do you imagine this possibility? How do you live it?
Carlos Castaneda talks about energy in The Power of Silence:
“From where the average man stands, sorcery is nonsense or an ominous mystery beyond his reach. And he is right–not because this is an absolute fact, but because the average man lacks the energy to deal with sorcery. Human beings are born with a finite amount of energy, an energy that is systematically deployed, beginning at the moment of birth, in order that it may be used most advantageously by the modality of the time.
The modality of the time is the precise bundle of energy fields being perceived. I believe man’s perception has changed through the ages. The actual time decides the mode; the time decides which precise bundle of energy fields, out of an incalculable number, are to be used. And handling the modality of the time–those few, selected energy fields–takes all our available energy, leaving us nothing that would help us use any of the other energy fields.
The average man, if he uses only the energy he has, can’t perceive the worlds sorcerers do. To perceive them, sorcerers need to use a cluster of energy fields not ordinarily used. Naturally, if the average man is to perceive those worlds and understand sorcerers’ perception he must use the same cluster they have used. And this is just not possible, because all his energy is already deployed.
Think of it this way. It isn’t that as time goes by you’re learning sorcery; rather, what you’re learning is to save energy. And this energy will enable you to handle some of the energy fields which are inaccessible to you now. And that is sorcery: the ability to use energy fields that are not employed in perceiving the ordinary world we know. Sorcery is a state of awareness. Sorcery is the ability to perceive something which ordinary perception cannot.”
Don Juan lived a sorcerer’s life, which enabled him to die a sorcerer’s death. The Sophianic Narrative, with its intel on the nine previous failed experiments with the Anthropos and the promise of the 11th, had not been recovered at the time of Castaneda’s writing. You can read about this here: Goddess to the Rescue – The Kalki Avatar in Sophianic Perspective. Individuals cannot escape death, but the Luminous Child is immortal. The question is: what qualities of A10 go into A11? How we manage our energy has to be one of them.
This is not new. The alchemists, bereft as they were of the treasures of the Mysteries, knew this. Their many depictions of the flask are a representation of the luminous egg that encloses the human body and a visualization of the necessity of saving energy for transformation/transmutation/alchemy. I chose this one (from the Ripley Scrolls), as I’ve been looking into the dragon lines today. Dragons are not so much fire-breathing reptilians as representations of the telluric currents of the Earth and how they can bring, devastation, transformation and protection.
Energy Healing for Transmutation
So, here we are as a species, damaged beyond the imaginations of the gods and yet still forming the matrix from which A11 is emerging. How do we participate in this transmutation? Well, I’ll have more to say on this in the future. For this post, the main points are to remove yourself from as much electromagnetic and acoustic interference as you can, so that your DNA can receive natural signals, rather than archontic ones. If you live in a city and want to participate, get out, whatever it takes. In order to have the capacity for transmutation you need to be in homeostasis and in order to get there your Individual healing must be as energy-efficient as possible. I’ll be writing more on this in the future, but some one special sent me this just as I was contemplating how DNA interacts acoustically and electromagnetically to the environment.
Transmutation emerges from how you live, not what you think or read.
This one of the main reasons we went off-grid this summer. More on that here.
Usnea, Old Man’s Beard
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.
This group of bacteria includes meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is resistant to certain antibiotics that are commonly used for staph infections, such as flucloxacillin.
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
- endocarditis – an infection of the inner lining of the heart, causing a fever, chest pain, coughing, weakness and shortness of breat
- sepsis – an infection of the blood that causes a high temperature (fever), rapid heartbeat and rapid breathin
- toxic shock syndrome – where bacteria release toxins into the blood, which can cause a sudden fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, fainting, dizziness, confusion and a rash.”
This is what the same NHS site has to say about Streptococci infections:
“Minor strep A infections
Most infections caused by strep A are unpleasant, but don’t pose a serious threat to your health. These include:
- throat infections (pharyngitis or “strep throat”) and tonsillitis – which can cause a sore throat, swollen glands and discomfort when swallowing
- impetigo – a skin infection that can cause sores, blisters and crusts to develop on the skin
- cellulitis – an infection of the deeper layers of the skin, which can cause affected areas to quickly become red, painful, swollen and hot
- a middle ear infection – which often causes earache, a high temperature (fever) and some temporary hearing loss
- 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).
Examples of invasive infections include:
- pneumonia – an infection of the lungs that causes persistent coughing, breathing difficulties and chest pain
- sepsis – an infection of the blood that causes a fever, rapid heartbeat and rapid breathing
- meningitis – an infection of the protective outer layer of the brain that causes a severe headache, vomiting, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and a distinctive blotchy red rash
- toxic shock syndrome – where bacteria release toxins into the blood, which can cause a sudden high fever, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, fainting, dizziness and confusion
- 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.
Useful resource on usnea:
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’
How to Use Pine Pollen
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.
St John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, is another of my favourite healing plants.
It grows all over around here, more abundantly each year. The healing plants are like that, the more they are appreciated, the more they grow. St Johns Wort is said to be named after St John, because it begins flowering on St John’s day, the 24th June. The bright yellow flowers look like the sun, star-shaped with stamens shooting out like tiny sun rays.
From Matthew Woods, The Earthwise Herbal
“It is best known as a first aid remedy for injuries to nerves—and is suited to injuries to parts rich in nerves (eye, fingertips, spine) where there are sharp, shooting pains, inflammation along nerves, acute sensitivity and pain, blood poisoning from injuries to fingers and toes (red stripes up the extremities), and clonic spasms and convulsions from inflamed nerves. Hypericum was considered a specific for tetanic convulsions in homeopathy
It is a fixture of Russian herbalism and medicine (which are not separate in that country). Russian indications are therefore extensive. It is considered to be a “liver remedy” and thus a “detoxifier.” We get some of these indications from Alma Hutchins and Fred Siciliano, OMD. The latter studied with Sydney Yudin, a Russian trained doctor of botanical medicine. Hypericum with Aloe powder (the purgative) is a deep detoxifier, according to Hutchins (1992, 258). Watch the urine: “Whole flakes of morbid matter are sometimes washed away with it.” St. John’s wort is particularly called for in cases where the innervations of the digestive tract, the autonomic, are weak and there is tension from a toxic liver—“liver overpowering the spleen” (Siciliano).
St. John’s wort and wood betony were the two most important remedies for psychiatric problems in the Middle Ages—what were then called the ill-effects of witchcraft and demons. Both plants strengthen the enteric brain, seat of the instincts, and it is in this manner that they “drive away evil influences”—the person gets stronger, so as not to fall under the domination of untoward people. Today, Hypericum is used for depression and anxiety. The exact mechanisms are uncertain, but it does not seem to be an MAO inhibitor.”
St John’s Wort for the nervous system
Many studies show that that the central nervous system is particularly affected by microwaves and ELF radiation, this map of EMF and the nervous system gives you a good overview of the issue and relevant studies. Many health practitioners who are not bought off by big pharma are now finding EMF pollution to be the root cause of all modern disease. It is impossible to escape EMF pollution and it has become a factor in our transmutation to Anthropos 11, whether we like it or not. Anyone who wants to remain healthy for as long as possible needs to reduce their EMF exposure in any way they can. St John’s Wort has a special ability to support the nervous system and I find that a teaspoon of tincture through the winter months to be noticeably beneficial in maintaining calm alertness and mental clarity.
St John’s Wort is another healing plant that is associated with witchcraft. I think that its proven ability to support the nervous system has a lot to do with its reputation for scaring away evil spirits and demons. Anxiety make people susceptible to negative influence and the human imagination is good at creating demons.
St John’s Wort tincture
The tincture couldn’t be easier to make. Just gather the flowers and buds, not any that have turned brown, put them in a jar and fill it with 100 proof alcohol. I use the local moonshine, orujo, which my neighbour makes. It turns bright red almost immediately and I leave it in the sun for a few weeks and then filter out the flowers and throw them out on the ground. It seems that the seeds are very robust and often grow the following year.
I take a teaspoon of St Johns Wort tincture a day throughout the winter. I use it at other times if I’m feeling particularly tense, upset or overwhelmed, or if I’m spending too much time at the computer. I like it because it doesn’t numb the feeling, it just enables the nervous system to cope with the extra strain more effectively. It is a good pain reliever for pain associated with nerves, like sciatica and inflammation. I have used the tincture and the salve in combination for these conditions.
It’s also good for dogs. I’ve given it to the girls after they’ve been spayed, it is recommended post-surgery as it helps with tissue and nerve healing. It’s also good for anxiety caused by fireworks and hunters.
St John’s Wort salve
Some of the flowers go into olive oil and some coconut oil, to be left in the sun for a couple of weeks. The flowers in the olive oil go bright red and those in the coconut oil a pinky-red.
I add beeswax to the St John’s Wort in olive oil to make a salve that will travel and can be kept for a while. The St John’s Wort in coconut oil is excellent for burns, taking the pain out immediately and preventing blistering. Although most oils should not be used on a fresh burn, coconut oil is the exception as it has a cooling effect. It is also anti-microbial. Both salves can be used topically for nerve pain, arthritis, shingles or any kind of inflammation and can be used on open wounds. I prefer yarrow for open wounds, unless there is bruising as well, in which case I’d use St John’s Wort. It works just as effectively as arnica for bruising. It also relives sunburn and frostbite. I’ve read that some people have increased photo-sensitivity from using St John’s Wort, but I’ve not seen it in anyone myself.
I used St Johns Wort oil most spectacularly when I disturbed a wasp nest and was stung at least a dozen times and had a histamine overload.
I also keep some flowers dried flowers for tea on glum winter days.
As I’m plugged into the Planetary Animal Mother, I take it for granted that She wants me to be well and happy and that She has provided everything I need within walking distance to make it so. Our ability to travel around and settle a long way from our indigenous homelands has made it harder for our mind-body systems, poisoned and attacked on so many fronts as they are, to access the innate self-healing with which we are endowed. However, my experience here supports the notion that, if you are able to return to your ancestral homelands, your health will improve and the local medicine will be better than anything you can buy. Especially if you make it yourself.
Update on wound healing with St John’s Wort
Our adopted dobermann Freya, was spayed last week. The vets gave us a prescription for antibiotics, which we didn’t use. Instead I gave Freya coconut oil with St John’s Wort, yarrow and cannabis for the first few days and rubbed the St John’s Wort in coconut oil on her surgical wound. When we went back to the vet for her three-day check-up after the surgery, her temperature was normal and her wound was healing well with no sign of infection.
I used the St John’s Wort in coconut oil for the wound as it is anti-inflammatory and soothes nerves. She hardly licked the wound at all and it healed very quickly.
A telestic session is a directed encounter with the Organic Light, in a state of ecstatic trance, usually with the aid of shamanic plants. Telestic shamanism is the method of the Gnostic seers of the Sophianic Mystery Schools, as recovered and rediscovered by John Lash.
Is it necessary to prepare for a telestic session?
I would say that the majority of us would benefit from some preparation; if nothing else, at the very least because we are not living the lives the Goddess intended for us in the pristine landscape of Her physical body. Everyday we are dealing with massive amounts of pollution, electrosmog and toxic people. How much preparation you need depends on how ruthless you are in any regular recapitulation you undertake, your mental and emotional hygiene, your physical condition and your environment.
For a group that is planning a telestic session together for the first time, I think that it is essential to do these practices together in the days leading up to the session. This will help reduce the likelihood of personal drama infecting the session, as well as helping group bonding. No doubt there are many methods of preparing for a telestic session. I’ve used these methods in the two group sessions we have run so far, which were very successful. These methods are also tools that can be used regularly as part of your recapitulation process.
What is recapitulation?
Simply put, recapitulation is clearing out memories and experiences, so that they don’t influence future experience. For example, if you don’t recapitulate on your childhood experience that made you afraid of dogs, that fear will always emerge when you meet another dog. In this sense, recapitulation is a useful tool for letting go of life’s traumas and moving on.
For the warrior-shaman, recapitulation is necessary in order to get over any sense of narcissism or self-importance in order to maximize capacity. You can only experience the fullness of your desires, relationships, projects or challenges if you are rigorous in dumping out the dregs. Sometimes I get trapped in ideas about other people’s expectations, bogged down in replays of past events and lost in my own mental chatter, narrating the me-story – this is a call to recapitulation.
Most shamanic traditions mention the filaments or aka cords that connect you with anyone (living or dead) or thing or idea to which you have ever given any attention, or when some one else has given you their attention. These connections become distracting after a while and eventually drain your attention and your energy. The objective of recapitulation is to review your connections and cull those you no longer want in your life. It is sometimes referred to as stalking yourself.
In the Sophianic Narrative the Earth is the physical body of the Aeon Sophia and everything on this planet is infused with Her Luminosity. This is the Organic Light and It is everywhere all the time. Everything seems to float within it, connected with spiralling filaments of Her Living Light formed by the mirroring attention, invisible to normal vision. Practitioners of Planetary Tantra cultivate awareness of these threads and consciously select those we want to weave into the fabrics of our lives and ruthlessly slice off anything that no longer pleases.
Three levels of recapitulation
I’ve found that memories and habits are stored in the mind-body system at three levels:
- In the somatic system of the physical body
- In the mind and the mental programmes it runs on
- Opening the chakras
A recapitulation that encompasses all three levels is more effective. i usually start with the physical, because this acts as a general clearing process. I do this exercise sometime in the first four days of the lunar shift, in preparation for a telestic session, or when I feel bogged down or upset by something.
Trauma release exercises (somatic recapitulation)
In this video David Bercelli explains how we are designed to experience trauma and also how to release it. Even if you do not consider yourself to be traumatised you will get something out of this exercise, as most of us have been systematically traumatised from birth. For practitioners of Planetary Tantra, the release from trauma is often followed by a burst of insight – an aha moment. Sometimes this ‘learning from releasement’ will come immediately, sometimes days or even weeks later and it signifies the psychic release from a particular event.
I’m not one for lists. I like processes to be fast, easy, cheap and effective and it’s too much to try and do all you recapitulation at once. It’s much better to break it up into bite-sized chunks, based on what is most relevant at that time. This process is guided by the Dakini or Mahavidya on shift. For example, the last time we did this, it was in the clearing phase of a Kamala shift, so we focused on recapitulating shame. Shame is the enemy of desire. Anytime you do this, look towards what the mood of the shift is telling you about what you need to recapitulate on.
The process involves drawing five concentric circles on a sheet of paper, with the smallest one in the middle of the page. In the small circle in the middle write a reference to your ‘Trigger event’, that is the event that comes to mind when you think about what caused you shame. So, if for example it was getting caught stealing when you were younger, you would write ‘stealing’ in the centre circle.
The bands moving out from the centre circle, like a target, are for who, when, where and how you felt. So moving out from the centre circle, upwards towards twelve o’clock, you might write shopkeeper (the who), 1985 (the when), local high-street (the where), fear (the feeling). As you look at what you have written, you will find other related events that come to mind and you write these down on the same paper going backwards around the clock. The moving backwards signifying an unwinding process. Most likely you will find yourself with three or four events that are somehow connected in your mind.
The connections will be through the people or roles of people involved, authority figures for example, the particular time in your life (or different times when you were in similar situations), similar places and/or similar feelings. Once you see the pattern, you will experience a notable cognitive – aha! You will see how that pattern has become embedded and is operating as a programme in your life, so that whenever you encounter one of the elements the pattern is repeated.
The next stage involves a ritual that is needed to erase the programme from your subliminal mind. You need to place an element of your body on the paper, some hair, spit, or a fingernail paring for example and fold it in the paper. Then you need to burn them and scatter the ashes to the wind.
Notice how you feel after this process.
Opening the chakras
Shamanic senses are our normal senses working properly and for this life force/chi/prana needs to be moving in and out, through the body via the chakras. You’ll need a pendulum for this process and a partner if possible. I’ve described the process in the audio clip below.
Location of the main chakras:
Instructions for opening the chakras with a pendulum:
People often ask whether fasting is necessary before a telestic session. It’s not necessary, but it will heighten sensitivity, just as eating a heavy meal beforehand will make it harder to tune into the plant guides and your energy will be taken up with digestion. I usually eat just fruit the ay of the session.
It is important to make sure you are properly hydrated before the session, as you will not want to drink during it.
Marijuana inhibits your ability to perceive the Organic Light, so should not be used during a session and for at least 48 hours before.
A couple of years ago we watched a documentary called Back to Eden. It is an excellent permaculture documentary, that pioneers the use of woodchips in the garden. If you can get over the Christian, Bible quoting dsitractions, the natural farming methods of Paul Gautschi are truly Goethean, based as they are on observation and contemplation of nature.
Our land is clay, and most people around here are dairy farmers. They grow potatoes, pumpkins, cabbage and corn and not much else. The permculture sites always reference talking to your neighbours as a good source of information, but that’s only useful if you want to do as they do. We do not want to plough up our land and cover it in cow shit. Cow shit is full of seeds and you have to leave it for years before you can use it and ploughing destroys the mycelium network, through which the plants communicate. The Gautschi approach immediately appealed because this area is naturally temperate woodland – blink and an oak tree grows. So do, brambles and weeds on any bare patch of land – the Planetary Animal Mother does not like to parade around naked!
We started the food forest in January 2014, by cutting down about an acre of straggly pines that had been planted too close together on a gentle south facing slope. It took most of 2014 to clear the area and lay out some chestnut beams that came from the old house. We covered the whole area with straw for the winter of 2014/15 as we didn’t have enough chips the and we needed to keep some of the weeds away. We have made raised beds that form terraces down the slope. We put in swales and planted trees for the canopy layer in 2015. The earth got terribly compressed by the wood cutter’s truck and the tractor for clearing the branches away. We left most of the stumps in place as they will gradually break down and they keep some of the moisture in the ground. As the land is south facing and there are no longer any trees there, it’s really muddy in winter and rock hard in the summer.
The biggest challenge was getting enough woodchips. We bought a Titan chipper from the UK, which works well, but we still have to drag in the wood to chip. We have oak woods all around, but these are wild woods, full of brambles and it takes a couple of days to get enough wood to chip for a day. Most of the permaculture sites that talk about woodchips are based in the US, where there seem to be an endless supply of tree surgeons wanting to offload their chips on anyone who wants them. Not so here. Finally, after having bought thousands of wuros worth of chestnut beams from the local wood mill for our house, Alberto happily agreed to let us have as many woodchips as we want for free. Although Dean still has to drive over there, load up the truck and bring them back here. It’s still more efficient than chipping our own.
Straw v woodchips? Straw makes a good layer to suppress weeds and to keep in the moisture, but it’s not good for growing in. I don’t have a greenhouse at the moment, so everything has to be grown in place from seed and the straw makes an impermeable mat that is too tough for the seedlings to get through. I moved the straw away on some of the beds as they grew, but it’s more work than woodchips and not as successful. With the woodchips I just move the woodchips aside to expose the bare earth, sow the seeds and push the wood chips back and the seedlings germinate and grow. I keep straw for the paths.
So, we are still building our wood chip beds and have many. many weeds. I leave most of the weeds, many of which are wild herbs and medicinal plants, as well as food for pollinaters and predators that would otherwise eat all my plants. We haven’t used any fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides and everything that survived the drought of 2015 grew just fine. The thistles, gorse and brambles are the only weeding that we do – sometimes plantain, which is plentiful around here. My aim is to keep the garden work to a couple of hours a day; of course it doesn’t work out that way because of the weather and the fact that we are still setting things up. Still, in the first year we’ve had: carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli, peas, chard, peppers, onions, radishes, beetroot, beans, broad beans, courgettes, squash and we would have had sweetcorn, but the wild boar got it all!