Friday, 31 October 2014

spontaneous evolution

Imagine you are a single cell among millions that comprise a growing caterpillar.  The structure around you has been operating like  a well-oiled machine and the larva world has been creeping along predictably.  Then one day, the machine begins to shudder and shake.  The system begins to fail.  Cells begin to commit suicide.  There is a sense of darkness and impending doom.

From within the dying population, a new breed of cells begins to emerge, called imaginal cells. Clustering in community, they devise a plan to create something entirely new from the wreckage.  Out if the decay arises a great flying machine - a butterfly - that enables the survivor cells to escape from the ashes and experience a beautiful world, far beyond imagination.  Here is the amazing thing: the caterpillar and the butterfly have the exact same DNA.  They are the same organism but are receiving and responding to a different organising signal.

Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman, Spontaneous Evolution


We are lucky enough to live a thirty five minute drive through gorgeous Somerset countryside from Bristol airport.    Being able to avoid large urban conurbations is a major contribution to my happiness..

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

earth a conscious living creature

'We’ve all seen images of extreme weather from space. But none of those could prepare us for this video released by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio. Using real data, this simulation’s volume-rendered clouds depict seven days in 2005 when a category-4 typhoon developed off the coast of China.
According to the website, the goal of videos like this is to present a clearer picture of our planet and our place within it.
We’ve all heard of the concept of mother earth, or the “gaia hypothesis” and how the planet isn’t just made of dead matter, but is actually a conscious, living being. Here’s a little snippet from another article we published on our website:
“Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival.” '

Sunday, 26 October 2014

at david wolfe longevity event

I coped with the rigours of London...

And there was a lovely party at the Wild Food Cafe afterwards.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

château d'arques

Yet another picturesque Cathar Castle, with beautiful nearby lake.

château de montségur

One of the last strongholds of the Cathars or Albigensians.

view from Montsegur

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

gorge de calamus

Breathtaking beauty driving through the gorge.

chateau de peyrepertuse

Queribus from Peyrepertuse

Cathars was  a name given to the Albigensians by outsiders.  It meant 'pure ones'.  The Cathars were a  love cult.  In the ahese dramatic landscapes of Languedoc,  southern France, the  Cathar country, you can really tune into this spirit of romance and adventure.

grail castle

 Château de Quéribus, incredibly exotic Cathar castle.

mystical Pyrenees

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

france and raw milk

No GPS with speed camera detection allowed (been engaging the ancient art of map reading!), stiff penalties for counterfeit goods, ban on banisteriopsis...but raw milk available in the supermarket!  Wonders of France....

Friday, 17 October 2014

tony wright on the human condition

Tony Wright talks to Joanne Harcourt-Smith about his research into the human condition including his symbiotic theory of human origins and also our species wide insanity.  The story begins with his own experiences after he switched to a raw food 'primate like' diet including a lot of tropical fruit.  He noticed that his perceptions including visual, began to change.  At one point he awoke in the night with a a very different although familiar sense of self also experiencing pins and needles in his right side, indicating that the left hemisphere was not fully operational.  After substantial research and shamanic exploration he concluded that  something has happened to the left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex which limits its function, whilst also causing it to be dominant (cerebral dominance) so that right hemisphere function is effectively restrained too.

He believes that humans have the innate capacity by their nature to live in a perpetual state of wonder and awe, in divine rapture.  The very fact that we, as humans, have devised techniques to access this state indicates this.  We have largely lost this on a day to day level, and living in fear, the most fearful (not the most illuminated) dominate.

Tony uses the analogy of lenses to describe the way the hemispheres of the brain facilitate conscious awareness.  At one time they worked together rather like lenses in binoculars but this is not longer the case and we live in a split sense of self.

Tony sees the steps we need to take as follows:
1. rebuild and restore the neural system
2. inhibit the sense of self from the lens that is not working so well i.e. left hemisphere through methods such as reducing speech and sleep deprivation
3.stimulate the right hemisphere with complex tasks such as music, singing and things that are too complicated for the left to deal with.
4, Compensate for loss of neurochemistry with neurochemical analogies including the plant medicine tradition.

We need a holistic approach. Our DNA is read optimally in the presence of tropical forest biochemistry.  We were plant-human hybrids.  We are now in a position to fly tropical forest foods around the globe.

Religion as we know it emerged as we shifted from the experiential to the conceptual and we began to run ourselves and our lives with belief systems.

We have a window of time to sort out our dilemma before the right hemisphere too degenerates.

Of all Tony's many recorded interviews this is the one I would currently recommend to anyone fairly new to his work as it covers the initial ground so clearly step by step.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

wild floral jun and longevitea jun

wild floral jun
We have two new flavours of jun available. Longevitea jun is made with the longevity herb gynostemma and flavoured with snakeroot.  Wild floral jun is made with elderflowers and heather flowers, traditional ingredients of indigenous British beers and mildly psychotropic when fermented.

Also you can buy your chosen selection of jun flavours in bulk at discount prices.  Just choose the 25 bottle option and tell us which flavours you would like.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

smart meters and emr

Scientific research backs up what we intuitively know.  Artificial electromagnetic radiation is escalating and the consequences can be devastating. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt  talks about smart meters & EMR, 'The Health Crisis Of Our Time'.

Smart meters will not be compulsory, the thing is you are still affected by those in your neighbours' homes.

"The 'Smart' Meter is #1 in terms of devastation to our nervous system... [the radiation] permanently destroys and alters the manufacture of brain proteins ... meaning that it completely changes the human organism - permanently" - Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD PhD 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

trees communicate through fungi

Dr. Suzanne Simard is a professor with the UBC Faculty of Forestry, who has shown that trees communicate with each other through fungi.

‘She comes to us with the amazing discovery that mycorrhizae and mycorrhizal fungi forms networks between the trees that allow for a type of communication between the trees.

It's a symbiotic relationship; the trees provide the fungus with carbohydrate energy in return for water and nutrients that the fungi collect from the soil.

"The mycorrhizal networks form when mycelia connect the roots of two or more plants of the same or different species." writes Dr. Simard.

"Through careful experimentation, recent graduate Francois Teste determined that survival of these establishing trees was greatly enhanced when they were linked into the network of old trees.”

In this real-life model of forest resilience and regeneration, Professor Suzanne Simard shows that all trees in a forest ecosystem are interconnected, with the largest, oldest, "mother trees" serving as hubs. The underground exchange of nutrients increases the survival of younger trees linked into the network of old trees.'


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

trophic cascade

This is beautiful and amazing.  When wolves were reintroduced at Yellowstone National Park.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

terma publishing

spanish blooms in October
I am very excited to announce that Terma Publishing has been founded by John Lash and myself.  More news to come.

Friday, 3 October 2014

sparkford with kate magic

We had a wonderful time with such a great crowd at Kate's Sparkford retreat.  Kate invited us to talk about fermented foods: kefir, fermented vegetables and jun.  Thank you to everyone for your welcome and wonderful enthusiasm.  We were so taken with the venue and beautiful grounds that we may well do retreats there ourselves.  And also hoping to come to Jersey to do a class soon!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

parallel universe

On Andromeda, the mirror world of human experience, aesthetic laws work like natural laws on earth.  This is the physics of beauty.  Plants grow there otherwise and flowers bloom in another way, mirroring how the Gaian habitat would look were it beheld ecstatically in the rush of beautiful looking, without identification.  Van Gogh’s sunflower grow on M31 as they appear in his paintings, gelatinously puckered into the translucent gel of the atmosphere.

From Translations from the Andromedan, John Lamb Lash