MEETINGS, ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & MORE:
Details for our latest activities can be found at: MEETINGS
JANUARY 9, 2007:
Fern Wolf (from Masaru Emoto's Hado School) "The HADO of Water"
Pam Killeen: "Bottled Water is Killing Our Planet"
FEBRUARY 13, 2007: Phil Gruber, "The Energetics of Dowsing"
February 24,25, 2007: Lecher Antenna Workshop
APRIL 17, 2007:Ellie Drew
MAY 8, 2007:Dr.
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ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES... and "stuff"
JANUARY MEETING NOTES AND REMINDERS:
* Please do remember to bring refreshments for us to share after the presentation
* Angi and Shelley WILL offer pre meeting dowsing practice at this meeting.
* Remember to return library items
PRE MEETING DOWSING PRACTICE BACK TO BASICS:: This is the pre presentation teaching practice offered by Shelley Bourne and Angi Venning. 6:15-6:55. You must be a paid up member of the Toronto Dowsers to participate. Preregistration is required. Please call Shelley: 905 294 6858. Participants are asked to GO EITHER DIRECTLY TO THE STAGE or TO THE AREA IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM. (It will be obvious which area we are using).
The topic for this session: When you are Dowsing and asking questions: To WHOM do you ask your questions of?
MEMBERSHIP CARDS & GUEST COUPONS: Looks like they might actually get into this month's mailing! We won't know though, until its done...
CDs & DVDs: The DVD for Ibrahim Karim's April 2006 presentation, and the CD for Pierre Noreau's November 2006 presentation were ready and available at the Toronto Dowsers sales table at the December 12 meeting. For mail order, check the website or wait for your next issue.
January 9th: WATER
Locating potable water is the foundational basis for all Dowsing. Finding water is one of the easiest things to dowse and builds confidence for a beginning dowser. The reason is because water is a very strong and unequivocal earth energy, we are largely made up of water and easily resonate with this object of our search.Pam has been busy co-authoring a book with Dr. Mercola called, The Great Bird Flu Hoax. For more information about how to order the book, please go to www.thegreatbirdfluhoax.com
Yet Toronto Dowsers seldom spend their dowsing time finding water, we are more energy dowsers, probably because most of us live in a developed area and do not have a need to dowse a water well. We are realizing that water is more than a commodity. It has a spirit, memory and healing capabilities.
This evening, our presentation is dedicated to water, to its more esoteric aspects.
Fern Wolf took Masaru Emoto's 4th Hado School June 2006 in New Jersey to learn more about water to use it in her healing practice. Come find out from Fern what Dr. Emoto and his staff teach about the power and abilities of water and the Hado healing system.
Pam Killeen, from London Ontario, Health Watchdog investigative researcher is next on the program with a PowerPoint demonstration, documenting problems, unknown to us, with bottled water. Why do we accept that water that is sold to us in a manufactured plastic bottle that has gone through who knows how many metal pipes, been bottled in a factory far from our homes -- is better for our bodies, spirit and environment than water that is local to us? Moreover, could these bottles actually be leaching harmful chemicals into our water, into our water supply? Could the Nalgene (hard plastic) bottles that are manufactured, we purchase and drink from --- are they harmful? Have we been lulled into a false sense of security, thinking we are making healthy choices when we are actually spending money to buy something that is detrimental to our healths? Have we been media duped?
“This is the new oil,” said comedian Robin Williams, referring to the bottled water he was sloshing down during his 2002 Broadway performance. And his comedic observation is as true today as it was then. Coca-Cola (maker of Dasani) and Pepsi (maker of Aquafina) are benefitting from the boon. Who else is benefitting? Graphic Designers and Marketeers enticing us with words and pictures such as fresh, waterfall, “Untouched by Man”, crystal springs, mineral enhanced, ad nauseam. The bottles lure consumers with their visual and verbal veneer, enticing them to pay up to 10,000 times the price of tap water. Who cares how much it costs? When we gulp it down, looking at the bottle’s angular or bulbous design, it’s hard not to feel a sense of indulgence as keywords or images cater to our sense of well-being. Coupling this language with sensual colors, Photoshop-generated moisture or a heavenly landscape furthers our belief in a product that gives us a false sense of belonging and righteousness.
It costs 10,000 times more to create the bottled version than it does to produce tap water, say scientists. Huge resources are needed to draw it from the ground, add largely irrelevant minerals, and package and distribute it - sometimes half-way around the world. The plastic bottles it comes in take 1,000 years to biodegrade, and in industrialised countries, bottled water is no more pure and healthy than what comes out of the tap.
Bob Geldof said: "Bottled water is bollocks. It is the great irony of the 21st century that the most basic things in the supermarket, such as water and bread, are among the most expensive. Getting water from the other side of the world and transporting it to sell here is ridiculous. It is all to do with lifestyle."
Pam has a lot more to say on this topic, facts that will astound you. Plus, she has just returned from the annual Acres Conference. Another huge eye opener. Where she had dinner with David Yarrow!
2012: What do you think? What are you expecting?
From all the informaiton filtering down to us about what is to take place 6 years from now, December 21, 2012 will usher in an era different from anything any human in our memory and even pre history has known or can know. (I have not, yet, read prophecies or Revelations.)
What do you think?
Ivan McBeth spoke to us this past September: Although we all want words to satisfy our mental appetites and we are all sitting poised on the edge of our seats to hear all the ancient prophecies about 2012, what it means what we have to do -- Ivan tells us it is very simple. "All" we have to do is --- COMMIT. Commit to Gaia and she shall take care of the rest. That's all folks. Here's the whole enchilada:
Consciously commit ourselves to align ourselves with Gaia and to accompany Gaia on her journey.
Phil Gruber will include mention of 2012 when he speaks to us on February 13th.
What do you think? In the next few months, send in your thoughts, the results of your researches, meditations, channelings for inclusion in this newsletter as to what you think the world will look like after 2012. The same? Different? Better? Not? Will we Ascend together? Blow ourselves up? How? No change? Do you believe we can create the world we want with our strengthening intention? Is it pre ordained? If it is pre ordained, what will it look like?
Due to Phil's versatility and depth we have simply titled his talk
"THE ENERGETICS OF DOWSING"
This shall encompass:
Geomantics and the Physics and the Metaphysics of Consiousness and Creation
Our February 13 speaker, Philip Gruber, is a well respected teacher of Sacred Geometry, the Secrets and Mysteries of the Holy Grail, the True Nature of Angels and the Angelic Kingdoms, Advanced Systems of Healing, the Truth of the Indigos, and subjects that fascinate us. He is warm, posseses a fine quick wit as well as a very good sense of humor. Teacher now, it is obvious Phil held many high spiritual positions in many different cultures in many different past lives.
|Phil's passion, enthusiasm, kind spirit, and intelligence have made him a much-loved and highly regarded lecturer on the international scene. He is highly regarded in many countries as a healer, for his harp music, and his ability to teach detailed and sophisticated material with patience, ease, grace, and most of all, humor! He has been described as a magical genius with a heart of pure gold. He has spoken at the United Nations and has just released his debut CD "The Song of Indra" and is presently working on his first book. He is also featured in the critically-acclaimed new documentary "The Indigo Evolution" and toured with this film with James Twyman in Australia and New Zealand.|
This is a short article Phil wrote that he has contributed to our newsletter on:
The Quest for the Grail and its connection to the study of Sacred Geometry
The Quest for the Grail is the greatest quest known to humankind. It is the quest for the eternal and quite possibly the greatest of all spritiual endeavors! The Grail is something we have always carried within us. The ignorance of it's existence so close to ourselves has been what has bound us here for untold eons. The word Grail originally meant 'pattern', a very special, sacred pattern. It is the pattern that lies at the deepest core of our being, and the study of Sacred Geometry can allow us to re-discover this holy pattern, and in the process, re-discover ourselves, and live the potential that has always existed within us as individuals, and as a race. From the arc in architecture to the ark of the covenant; from the spiralling of atoms to the spiralling of galaxies and yellow-brick roads, Sacred Geometry allows to to see the harmony and order of the God-Mind made manifest. It is about the genesis of all form and the way we were truly meant to see ourselves. At this time in our history, and in the light of recent events, we need to rediscover the beauty within ourselves and all expressions of the Divine, and extend the truth of that re-discovery to all of creation.
In this landmark talk, I'd like to discuss the Quest for the Holy Grail, it's indellible connection to Sacred Geometry as well as the physics and metaphysics of consciousness and creation! Of very special interest to dowsers will be a wide-ranging discussion on what are known as 'morphogenetic filelds'. Morphogenetic fields are simply the structured blueprints, frameworks, if you will, that allow consciousness to manifest in form. The study of morphogenetic science is essential to really understanding just how it is that we, as dowsers, tap into what is called by some 'the grid', 'the web', or, as beautifully described in the Buddha's Flower Garden Sutra, the Net of Indra. Understanding these principles of Divine Spiritual Science allows us to more consciously connect with that which is 'beyond and within ourselves and all things'!
A licensed acupuncturist, Phil holds a Doctorate in Chinese Medicine, and is a teacher and continuing student of vibrational medicine and sacred geometrical healing. His diverse training includes the study of Kabala, multidimensional systems of magic, and hyper-dimensional physics. Phil's strong background in hard sciences is coupled with his knowledge of angelic language, the physics of light, the so-called "lost" biblical scrolls and related historical documents.
LECHER ANTENNA WORKSHOP, WITH PIERRE NOREAU &
February 24, 25, 2007 call: 1-888-950-0601 to register
Anne Landry and Pierre Noreau will be offering the long awaited workshop on the Lecher Antenna next month. The French Radiesthesistes say that the Lecher Antenna is the most precise dowsing measuring device they have found.
As a precision instrument, The Lecher Antenna allows one to precisely verify many things, such as: a fault, a water source, a leak, compatibility and much more…
A Lecher Antenna provides information on the structure of the seven (7) energy systems of a human being. With the Antenna, one can understand energy therapy techniques as well as how to detect geobiological signals.
In the course they will teach how to use the Antenna to: Balance vibration energies, Center of energy systems, Energy Assessment: of the body, ailments, vitamins, minerals, medication, the environment: clothing, decor, jewellery, Stones and the benefits they bring, Therapeutic essential oils, etc. There will be Extensive practice for each participant, and various applications of the antenna will be discussed.
This is a hands-on workshop with many practical exercises. Participants are required to have their own antenna. Workshop Cost: $300.
Our NOVEMBER 21 speaker: Pierre Noreau
There were 3 parts to M. Noreau's presentation:
(a) He explained the Lecher Antenna, what it is, how it works
and how it can be used
(b) He demonstrated how to do a health assessment with the Lecher Antenna
(c) As a 4th generation herbalist, Pierre is knowledgeable when it comes to improving physical imbalances. Questions had been collected over the previous month for Pierre and he responded to them.
(a) Antenna -- just by the use of the antenna, he can distinguish between real and counterfeit money.
Pierre earns his living by using the antenna to make health assessments. In the system he has developed he has divided the body into 13 main systems. Over 250 body parts can be checked accurately. Since you are working with vibrations and frequency, one need not be concerned about trespassing into the area of diagnosis. You are only checking the area of vibration. You can be diagnosed 2 years before an illnes shows up, because your frequency shows this. Because the vibration rate will go down first, before the sickness develops, before even symptoms develop. The antenna works with Frequency --- it is a frequency detector and emitter.(b) Health Assessment:
[MG note: In a healing system I learned years ago -- they determined that there are 5 stages of illness that is manifested.In the first 2 stages, the illness is purely in its energetic state -- almost as if it is an energetic blueprint. It is in these stages that it is the easiest to heal, again once this is recognized, to use energetic healing modalities -- such as dowsing. In the 3rd stage it is about to emerge in to the physical. Stage 4 it is in the physical, but not "hard". Stage 5 it is "hard" in the physical and the hardest to reverse. Extrapolating, the Lecher Antenna can determine if an illness is in any one of these 5 stages.]
You can locate anything with the antenna --- as long as it is in the physical.
He took a volunteer from the audience. First he measured her energy level. He starts with the digestive tract. He also checks the auditory, ocular, circulatory, hepatic, glandular, respiratory, muscular, etc., systems.(c) Q & A:
Pierre was able to determine that at one point in her life, the volunteer had ulcers on the mouth. This was confirmed. As well as occasional sharp pains in the lumbar area. Bowel & stool problems. Acid reflux. Ileum problems. Anemia. Improper functioning of the parathyroid, therefore red blood cells are not being replaced properly. The volunteer has had long standing (over 10 years) chronic health problems that have neither been discerned nor alleviated. Pierre provided a great deal of useful information as to the areas where the frequency was off, and, how to improve the situations.
- Any ideas on how to improve "lymphoadinitis"?- it means a sluggish lymph system with skin eruptions
- My sinuses are horribly blocked... I have tried saline rinses to meds to using the herb Ephedra and zip seems to work
- I would like to know the cause os my Peripheral Neuropathy. I have the feeling of walking on sharp pebbles . If i wear sandles with the reflexology bumps, the pain dies down . Also a large tuning fork in action can not be felt on my feet.
2) What is the healthiest cooking oil to use? Grapeseed? Safflower?
3) Any suggestions for native shrubs to cultivate for edible & nutritious berries?
1) What will help with receding gums? I read in the newsletter that you suggest pumpkin seed oil.
[Marilyn's note: the following 5 lines were in the September 2006 newsletter --- I emailed the woman who asked this that it was horseradish, not pumpkin seed oil, that you had recommended to me for receeding gums, and the pumpkin seed oil for general gum and teeth health.
Teeth: Carrot Juice, 2-4 ounces / daily
1/2 - 1 tsp Calcium Ascorbate. This converts to Vitamin C.
Pumpkinseed oil. 1 espresso spoon daily for one month. helps gums and teeth
Receeding gums: Horseradish! ]
How can we grow new teeth, especially if our "permanent" teeth have fallen out or been removed?
What can we do to have our hair return to its original color?
What are some good things we can do for high blood pressure, other than the obvious, which do not seem to work?
I am not sure how specific you need the questions to be. I will give you broad topics and if you need specifics, please let me know and I will refine them.
1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia - causes, treatment, issues,
energetic issues, etc.
2. Connection between emotional, spiritual issues and physical health or sickness
3. Anemia, specifically alpha thallessemia - treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
4. Issues concerning women's health - moontimes, menopause, peri-menopause, endometriosis, hormonal imbalances, progesterone and estrogen levels and pregnancy
5. Pregnancy in older women
6. Hair loss, allopecia - from allergic reaction, also from hair-pulling - causes, treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
7. Hypoglycemia - causes, treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
8. joint and muscle pain - causes, treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
9. light sensitivity - causes, treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
10. circulation (cold extremities) - causes, treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
11. brain fog - causes, treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
12. headaches, migraines - causes, treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
13. emotional issues e.g. fear, anxiety, aggression, rage - causes, treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
14. health concerns for survivors of abuse - concerns on physical, emotional, spiritual, mental levels; treatment, issues, energetic issues, etc.
- With just a tiny bit of stress, latent herpes viruses manifest in my body. Why can't my immune system keep these viruses supressed?
- What can I do to get rid of or lessen the jaw pain I have that presented itself right after I had dental work done (root canal then extraction of the tooth)?
- My left eye often has extended periods of cloudiness . It is like thick mucous that causes blurring in the outer edges of my vision. Sometimes there is movement of the bluriness. Sometimes it clears for awhile. I constantly want to rub my eye to clear it. At times I have felt some pressure in the eye. I have had it examined repeatedly for a number of years but no one can see anything wrong. I rarely have a day of clear vision anymore. Can you see what is the cause of this eye problem.
- Please ask Pierre if he has a suggestion for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment? So many have this problem right now and perhaps he has heard of an effective treatment. Even surgery is listed as being only 50% effective.
- Here's more for Pierre! Howse about Chronic Fatigue and Epstein-Barr virus???
- Question:I am awakened several times every night with both of my hands either just numb or numb and in pain. I've often had to get up and jump around for 10 to 15 minutes to try to get the blood circulating into my hands again. After I get going in the morning and for the rest of the day, I have no symptoms. What do you recommend?
- My requests are:
Restoration of degenerating teeth and strengthing of bones
- I have dry flaky skin in my scalp,forearms and lower legs and very dry skin on my feet [ w/ deep cracks] and the skin on my fingertips splits, also my fingers and toes turn white on cold days [raynaude's syndrome?] HELP!!
- Question:I am awakened several times every night with both of my hands either just numb or numb and in pain. I've often had to get up and jump around for 10 to 15 minutes to try to get the blood circulating into my hands again. After I get going in the morning and for the rest of the day, I have no symptoms. What do you recommend?
HEALTH QUESTIONS: ANSWERS (Most of the questions were answered and some of that information is listed below ALSO --- SEE ADDENDA, BELOW):
THE REMAINDER OF THIS ARTICLE IS INCLUDED IN THE ISSUE SEND TO MEMBERS. Pierre's presentation is also available on the CD we have available.
A newsletter is published for each Toronto Dowsers meeting. A hard copy is mailed to each of our members. Membership dues pay for this newsletter. Members receive many more benefits and more information than the newsletter. If you live in the GTA, and read these newsletters often, we request that you become a member. We welcome you to join our group.
Looking back at THE7TH
ANNUALToronto Dowsers Networking Social
December 12, 2006
You can see our offerings at: /www.dowsers.info/toronto/social06.htm
Our 7th Social -- it was a blast and many commented that it was the best. How? Why? Dunno. Not just the food or the displays -- our folks always bring in great food and our member vendors always create beautiful and high quality displays -- but it was the extra fillup of a je ne sais quoi -- the energy, the ambiance, good feelings and lack of disharmonious elements. In the past 2 years there were --- if you can believe this --- folks who did not belong to our group and set themselves up with a table --- which caused a little consternation. There was nothing like that this year which helped keep the positive vibes charging along. The vendors were set up smoothly, efficiently, in record time which relaxed them and enabled us to open the doors on time! All the elements: the entertainment, energy, atmosphere, people mix blended beautifully in a mix of happiness and fun.
Thank you for creating, and bringing to us all that yummy food. You done yourselves proud. Ken Corrigan did a great job organizing and was ably assisted by Ursula Fugger. We had 3 large round tables laden with munchies all night long that we kept going back to, for gustatory variety and visual olofactory and lingual sensory pleasurings.
We paused for a short while in our: eating yakking and shopping to do Manifestation processes. Lina Raz expertly took us through Ellie Drew's manifestation process. Lina --- I received several compliments for you about the job that you did. Thank you! Then, from a different perspective, we manifested with the "10", taught to us by Sandee Mac when she was here in November.
Puck, Jesse and Alice were on stage all evening with the Singing Bowls, which come from Nepal Handicrafts, 372 Spadina Avenue. That was probably one of the significant factors contributing to our great vibes -- after all, Puck says the purpose of these bowls is to offer a facilitation towards manifestation. !!!
Olga Ullman spoke to us about the news from the Milk Situation. There was a donation jar and almost $300 was collected that evening to go towards legal costs for Michael Schmidt. He will be represented by Clayton Ruby.
The purpose of the networking social is to meet old friends and make new ones and for the vendors to show themselvs to the membership. As our monthly meetings focus on presentations, and we have exceptional talent in our group, this social has been created for us to let others know about our talents as well as items we sell. A display does not have to be something to be sold, it could be information you would like to share. Many said they did meet old friends and made new ones --- and just really enjoyed the camaderie, high energy, flow, quality, friendliness, variety, interest and selection --- all night long.
In addition to items you represent for resale there were handmade crafts as well. I bought an embossed labyrinth hand made by Sarah East. Denise Hoskins, who came to us from New Mexico had some beautiful cards and prints. Michael Sacco and Mari Lucas, our guests, were kept busy offering chocolate --- beyond divine --- and readings, Lina Raz and Fern Wolf demoed their electrodermal screening apparatus and much more.
Another new concept: Angi Venning offered to host a book table --- you brought in books you wanted to sell and she sold them for you, adding a buck or two for the Toronto Dowsers. She must have done a good business because $52 was collected for us! And, you really seemed to like it! THANK YOU ANGI!
Also, I personally received such lovely compliments about looking great and you wanted to know what I was doing. I told you! In the December 2006 newsletter! 2 things: (1) the help from Angi Venning and (2) StemEnhance --- I kid you not. I knew there were 2 things, well I remembered something else -- do you remember the Black Hat Feng Shui Sprays that Sandee Mac showed us? I bought 2 from her because I was going to have to face a tough family situation right after she left. So I purchased the Golden and Silver sprays and sprayed myself with them before the social -- just for fun. Gold is the greatest of the "Noble Metals" with an amazing protective frequency. You will quickly notice how people greet you with love, kindness, (THIS WAS HAPPENING IN SPADES!!!) patience and respect with this greatly attracting energy. Helps with shyness and public speaking. Silver is another of the great "Noble Metals". Protects from negative energy and psychic attacks, bounces negative energy back to the sender, allowing only positive energy to enter. Balances meridians and chakras. Clears dense energy and etheric cords. Mist in your car, home, office and on yourself.
Yes, A lot of magnifico ingredients went in to this stone soup --- which turned out to be delicioso y sabroso (influenced by Chocosol, como no?)....
THANK YOU TORONTO DOWSERS FOR ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL EVENT CATERED BY: YOU!!!
THANKS, TOO, TO::
Alicja Aratyn * Anita Fernandes & Gerry Burgmann * Ann Elizabeth Knutton * Annie van Alten * Arlene Anisman * Cat Peever & Sarah Eastman * Diana Davis * Denise Hoskin * Ferne Wolf * Henry Evering * Inta Ridler * Joan Shepard * Joy Goch & Marilyn Horne * Lina Raz * Lisa Rice and Peggy Groom * Maggie Kambanis * Marilyn Gang * Mary Ann Robertson * Nepal Handicrafts * Pan Romek * Rick Simpson * Sher Smith * Shelley Dagorne * Hugh Magill * Richard Martin * Mary Ann Long & Richard Baumgarten * Mari Lucas * Debbie Purvis
Here are more indepth views of some of the offerings of
our Social Participants:
DNA SPIRAL OF LIFE This is a Copper spiral plated with 24K gold. It promotes an ongoing exchange and supply of energy in one's environment and can be placed in a central spot of the house to force the circulation of energy (even through the walls) and to harmonize its flow in empty, big halls, living rooms, stairways, basements, guests rooms etc. – every place where energy seems to be stagnant (“dead energy”) in order to create a healthy flow of energy for a whole area or in a Feng Shui corner.
By creating a kind of “energetic cylinder” the DNA Spiral minimizes or, in many cases, cuts off detrimental influences of black streams, ley lines, EMFs or any other noxious energies. It also strengthens the human energetic system, so we are less vulnerrable to these negative vibrations.
Due to is ability to energize the DNA Spiral has a positive influence to:
- Activate one's own DNA strand
- Helps speed up the healing process
- Enhances the process of clearing energy in a room (i.e. after conflicts, arguments etc.)
- Its own clearing ability prevents the environment from getting over-energized.
Sandee Mac showed us how through using the spiral and the pendulum, the DNA spiral corrects or repairs a person's DNA. One dowses to determine if a client's DNA should be repaired or corrected and which areas should be worked on. Then she places DNA Spiral over the client's body (roughly as high as she can lift her hand) and slowly moves DNA from above to almost the body - back and forth (up and down) a few times - it was said that 2-3 times is enough, whoever she always consult pendulum how many turns she should do. Then she asks if the work has been done and finished and if there is something else she supposed to do for this person at that time. In most cases there is nothing else to do at the moment.
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We were introduced to Graham Corbett and Michael Sacco in September when they came to our meeting to give us a taste of their wares. Graham and Michael bring fair trade chocolate to us --- REAL Chocolate. Chocolate that is truly divine, orgasmic. They were invited guests this evening. Michael and Graham have their store at Toronto Sprouts, 720 Bathurst Street.
ChocoSol is a small, ecological and inter communities intiative between farmers in Chiapas, Mexico, sustainable technologists based out of Oaxaca City, Mexico and horizontal traders and chocolatiers in Toronto, Ontario. The initial concept emerged from a research project at the Universidad de la Tierra in Oaxaca City that resulted in the development of solar roasters.
The Aztecs credited the god Quetzlcoatl, with introducing the cacao bean to them. The cacao drink, Xoxolatl, was a sacred drink for warriors, priests and royalty. The belief is that cacao seeds were brought from Paradise, and when the fruit of the cacao tree is eaten, we gain wisdom and power.
By the 1400s, the Aztecs and Mayans were using the cacao beans as a form of currency. The cacao beans went to Spain in the 16th century, eventually getting into the hands of Switzerland where the first chocolate bar was made in 1819.
All chocolate is made from the cacao (cocoa) bean, and cacao beans in their natural, unprocessed, unadulterated state are rich in nutrients (e.g..: two saturated fatty acids: Palmitic and Stearic acids, and the mono unsaturated oleic acid; Polyphenols with the antioxidant properties called flavonoids; Theobromine, a mild stimulant with a mild diuretic action; A very low amount of caffeine; Essential minerals: Magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese; Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid) and beneficial to health. Cacao has been newly recognized as a superfood in its own right. It is literally a powerhouse of nutrients, including carbohydrates, protein, free-form amino acids, essential fats and fatty acids, and minerals. Its high levels of bioflavonoids make it one of the richest food sources of antioxidants.
Some of the benefits from eating cacao beans are: Promotes cardiovascular health ~ Protects us from toxins ~ Increases the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain that promote positive outlook, facilitate rejuvenation, and help us feel good ~ Balances brain chemistry ~ Builds strong bones ~ Helps regulate heartbeat and blood pressure ~ Promotes beautiful skin ~ Detoxifies the liver ~ Supports healthy pancreas functioning
Cacao is a mood enhancer that supplies positive chemistry to the brain in the forms of anandamide, EPA, and theobromae. It is high in antioxidant flavanoids and flavanols and can be used medicinally as a potentiator and vehicle in hundreds of ways. Cacao is a natural seasoning for savoury foods and sauces because of its properties as a taste bud activator. Shamans used cacao for their concoctions. Priests used it in their rituals and tributes. Merchants used it as currency. Kings kept it in the place of their treasure troves. Politicians used it to redistribute the wealth and season the party in millions of small potlatches throughout the indigenous villages. Warriors used it and mixed up drinks with it on their campaigns. Glyph carvers reveled in its smoke and vapors. Healers used it in their own ways. Mothers used it for feeding the tribe. Both the Mayan and Nahuatl gods ate and used cacao.YOUR SOCIAL FEEDBACK:
"Hope you're feeling good, and proud, it was a wonderful social! Lots of great people, good to talk to,..." ARLENE ANISMAN
"Thank you for giving us this opportunity to get together, learn from each other and have fun." ROMUALD
"I have to say, of all the Socials that we've had this is at the top (along with the first one we had). I had such a good time, the energy was lovely, the food was amazing, I sold a few of my crafty wares, and the books I bought in were snapped up lickity split. Thank you for all the work you put in to this and I hope you decide to do another one for next year. Can't really say what I think ought to be different for next year as I thought there was a good balance of everything this year. I loved the whole second hand book idea, it was brilliant.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to show off my crafty talents. I finally decided to get my head in the right space to focus on doing the arvings. The thing is, once I'm focused on carving I really enjoy it as it quite a meditative activity..." SARAH EAST
"Once again a great job by you and all who were there. I agree that Chocosol was great.; Can you give me his number what a wonderful young man. So dedicated to what he does and rides a bike too boot. Socials are great way of interacting.; How about asking for Door prizes next. Attendees always like that excitement of being lucky even if it is small. Blessings." ANITA FERNANDES
"Thanks again for all of the effort you put into the social. I personally hope there will be another social. I connected with some really great people that I'm sure I would not have got to know otherwise." - FERN WOLF
"I had a great time at the social, and my location was just fine. Sharing a table with Arlene was good, ... The food was amazing, I really enjoyed the people, had some great conversations, did some networking and sold a little bit.I loved the singing bowls, and the manifesting refreshing was great too!.... I think it was the best social ever ... My vote is to have another one next year, I'd probably do a table again but even if I didn't - I'd still go to the social. ... Congratulations on a successful event - as always there are lots of volunteers, but we all need someone holding it all together so thanks. SHELLEY DAGORNE
"Thanks Marilyn for a well run event. we had a nice mx between socilizing/promoting and selling Afterwards Michael said, "That was really nice", which is a great compliment from him. I would like to see it next year. it is great to see what others are offering and so to get to know them better. - MAGGIE KAMBANIS
"People attending our social were simply wonderful! They understood our limitations, mistakes and forgot products. They share their knowledge, their wisdom and their hopes for new year to come. However they do not fully understand, that they create the success of this specific meeting, not us! They came to see us, products and others for strictly social reason. My colleague Joan Parker, who helped me out at tyhe table, told me that by calling her and asking to spend this evening with me at my table I have inspired her! Do we, vendours, ever think about it this way? I would say that every December meeting, when people come to see us and others inspires me! With my best Wishes for everyone! Have Peaceful, Healthy, Wealthy and Successful year of 2007! - ALICJA ARATYN
PUCK, JESSE and the Bön Singing Bowls
Puck and Jesse brought in their families of Singing Bowls, Bön Singing Bowls, with the extra help of Nepal Handicrafts, 372 Spadina Avenue. Glad to see Puck back in the bosom of our family again. He and his friend Phillip were essential for us in our first two years. Now Puck lives in Toronto and is working with the owner of Nepal Handicrafts, organizing the Toronto Singing Bowl Circle -- whose members are, naturally, Toronto Dowsers!Keeping in mind that we have a Manifesting theme this evening
They created whatever harmony the bowls decided was appropriate for the evening. Puck says the Bön Singing Bowls predate the Tibetans by a few thousand years. There are 9 principles of enlightenment within the Bön way of being and that the 7th is Sound. These bowls range from 2 1/2" in diameter to bowls you need to walk around.
Doing some internet research, information was uncovered which may be of interest to you. Do you know what religion the Chinese followed before Buddhism? Are you interested? This information is included here because we are interested in spirituality. To better understand spiritual beliefs, traditions, practices, etc., it is imperative to know its source. From the description, below, it sounds as if the Bon adherents were also dowsers.
Bön has typically been described as the shamanistic religion in Tibet before the arrival of Buddhism in the 7th century C.E. The founder is said to have lived some 18,000 years ago!
Singing bowls are not just musical, sound producing objects. Sacred shamanic instruments, they have been crafted to effectively bring a hypnotic state of consciousness, a trance which opens the door to the inner world quickly and swiftly. At the same time they help restructure disharmonies on the non-physical causal level, promoting healing on the physical plane.
Used in Meditation, these unique instruments can cause the listener to experience different mood changes depending on the Master playing them. The actual name is called BON and this means container. It is also used as a vessel for eating and drinking.Tonpa Shenrab, the Completely Enlightened One:
There are still many Bon-po (adherents of Bon), especially in the east of Tibet. Bon is usually considered as the ensemble of pre-Buddhist beliefs of the Tibetans and it embodies a vast mass of ritual practices bearing on exorcism, divination and the appeasement of wrathful divinities as well as elaborate teachings guiding the individual to full spiritual realisation. That places Bon among the great mystico-philosophical systems of the world, despite the relatively small number of its adherents.
Long hidden from most of the world, we now know these particular sound making bowls have existed for at least 4000 years. Evidence is found in the excavation (1938) of an old Bon temple dated at 2400 BC, in which two Singing Bowls were discovered. A spiritual advisor of the Dalai Lama traced the singing bowls back to a primitive and animistic sect related to the indigenous people of Nepal that was dedicated to fire worship. From there the bowls were carried across the silk route, and found their way into Tibet. The true origin of singing bowls remains uncertain, but use by the Bonpo practitioners of the Bon religion clearly implies ancient links.
The Lamas who used the bowls were masters of sound. They used them in secret and kept them exclusively for themselves; never mentioning the rituals or the bowls. In shamanic circles all knowledge about the power of sound, including the light beings painted by Joska Soos, has been carefully kept secret. Initiation in sound is the highest level of initiation; sound is such a powerful force. In religious and shamanic practices the use of sound is ancient and primal. All world traditions express the most fundamental energy underlying the manifestation of the universe in terms of sound. In the physical world humans participate in the expression of this fundamental energy with the use of their voice and musical instruments. Singing bowls have survived thousands of years as shamanic instruments, affirming their effectiveness in shamanic work.
When Buddhism reached Tibet in the eighth century it found a widely practiced and fully developed Bon tradition, animistic and shamanistic in nature. Buddhism tried to suppress Bon, but in the 10th or 11th century Bon organized itself formally along with Buddhism, insuring its survival. Similar to but definitely distinct from Buddhism, Bon, which stands for Truth and Reality, regards itself as a universal religion in the sense that its principles are true and valid for all of humanity. When we look at pre-Buddhist Bon we find religious practices comprising rituals, ceremonies, divination, offerings, sacrifices, exorcism, and plant medicine with priest-magicians performing magical operations to bring about the well-being of their clients, overcome hostile demonic powers, and eradicate causes of misfortune. As an animistic religion Bon does not differ from others anywhere else in the world, with dance, song, and sound as essential ingredients in their rituals. They have a typical class of priest-magicians trained in the secret use of mantras and songs enabling them to bring the physical world within their control and ensure the normal course of natural events. Despite their differences, Buddhism and Bon influenced each other. Bon took over some Buddhist practices and Buddhism incorporated some shamanic Bon rituals. The fact that singing bowls were made and used in Buddhist monasteries guaranteed the survival of these shamanic metal bowls.
To understand fully the use and effect of the singing bowls picture them in the world of shamanism. In the earliest human communities the service of a mediator between the world of myths and that of ordinary reality was required. To ancient man the existence of other worlds next to this one was a matter of fact. The physical world seemed to be ruled, vivified and structured by spirits, demons and gods. To reach these entities and the energies that embody them, man must somehow reach through the aperture between the worlds and contact that more causal level. A special person who, by his abilities to dream, to imagine, and to enter a state of trance, the shaman was able to participate in the creative forces behind the veil of the physical world. He could enter an altered state of consciousness and access the world of spirits. There he would enact a ritual of discovery, cure and salvation. By solving a problem on the spiritual plane, with its causal forces, a physical problem such as sickness, bad weather, or a dispute, would also be resolved. Each shaman uses his own techniques to enter the trace state, based on the teachings of his master and his own experience. The use of sound, through drumming, singing or other musical instruments, was frequently used because the power of sound is very effective. It easily brings the shaman into contact with spiritual dimensions, entering first his own spiritual self, then his unconscious, followed by the collective unconscious of humanity, and finally the realms of otherworldly beings.According to tradition, bowls are made from seven metals: one metal for each planet:
The above information comes from:
www.soul-guidance.com/sbbook/sb02.htm | www.frankperry.co.uk/Tibetan%20Bowls.htm | www.bonpo.net/deities.html
THE JANOSH EXPERIENCE, NOVEMBER 14, 18
Dutch multimedia artist Janosh gave 2 presentations at the Bloor Street Cinema in November, that Toronto Dowsers were invited to. Janosh has created a series of what he calls holograms and coordinated them into a multi media presentation accompanied by music and words. Watching the holograms accompanied by the music can trigger internal shiftings of awareness.In his presentation he asks:
About 30 Toronto Dowsers attended the Tuesday evening and then the Saturday all day presentations. While we appreciated but may not have experienced much effect the Tuesday night, the Saturday was fairly profound. We did not know exactly what happened but knew that something good did take place. Janosh will be back the end of 2007 and we are looking forward to the next chapter.
Do you recognize yourself?
Do you acknowledge who you truly are?
Who do you follow? Why do you follow them?
Recognize your programs
Which programs influence you?
What are you focusing on?
What can you do with it? What do you want to do with it? What do you do with it?
What is in it for you?
Follow your Intuition
Feeling an emotion brings in a protein . . Are there "good" proteins? "bad" proteins? How can we change them?
Fear stops you from doing what you have to do.
If you make your choice based on passion you can create everything you want.
You can turn your dream into reality when you create it out of passion, without fear and most of all from the heart.
Along with each hologram, there was an affirmation with it. Here is a sampling of some of the hologram affirmations:
2 of the products Janosh offers are: (1) An affirmation-box, which is a powerful set of cards with holograms and positive affirmations which you can use for meditation or daily affirmation. They will support you in your process of consciousness, and (2) 'Tools of the Arcturians' which provides thirteen extra holograms, 28 theme-cards and a gameboard. With this set you can actively start cleaning up your old programs: how do you experience past, present and future? Where are you now? How do you deal with themes such as health, work and relationships? Both of these sets are available for sale at our table.
WHAT ARE THE * 2* MOST USELESS EMOTIONS?
GUILT and WORRY
How much time do you devote to this daily? Would you like to reduce it? Can you? Are you?
HARVESTING ROCKS IN VERMONT
During the time I lived in Vermont I learned lessons that served as universal truths. Here's one of them:As I was picking up the rocks, the 2nd or 3rd season, during this physically repetitive process doing without thinking, I realized that the rocks are just like issues. We work hard in the beginning to clear our issues and reach a point where we think we have cleared them completely. They remain hidden until something triggers them and they wake up!. Then new issues crop up, issues that we had not seen before because we were working on the previous issues. No matter how many we clear, next season there are always more, waiting their turn. Sometimes just as we think we are doing well, a gigantic issue appears. Each year we get better at the process and clear them more quickly.
Just as the home I was having built was nearing completion, I was told that the 100' x 100' area above the leach field that was just cut and cleared of my beloved trees (another not altogether pleasant surprise) was to become my new lawn and that I was now given the opportunity to create it! Provisioned with some hand yard tools, a wheelbarrow, willingness and determination, I set to work.
Do you know why New England is famous for its stone walls? Because there are so many stones in the ground, when the fields are cleared, the only thing to do with the stones is to pile them up vertically. Hence, the walls! My first task was to remove the rocks and boulders. If the rocks were extant, they could mess up the blades of the lawsnmower.
Some rocks were lying on the surface and were easy to clear. Some required digging and prying, digging and prying. Some were hiding. They were all removed, the land was turned, fertilized and seeded and a lovely lawn grew up. Then came fall, then the peace of winter, then Spring.
Proudly surveying my queendom in the spring after mud season subsided somewhat, yet another surprise mocked my eyes. ROCKS! ROCKS? BOULDERS! What happened? I cleared them all 10 months earlier!? Well whaddya know!
Yes, the rocks do get cleared from the surface. However during the winter and spring, there is freezing and thawing, freezing and thawing. During this process more rocks and boulders work their way from wherever they may lie up to the surface. A slow, patient but inexorable process. We don't know what is hiding beneath until it surfaces. A rock might not find its way to the surface if there is one already on top of it, waiting to be removed. So for the next 3 years there will be rocks, each year fewer than previously. Then you get used to the process. And occasionally, a big boulder just might appear, and all you see is the top of it and have to dig deeply. This is a never ending natural process --- the freeze and thaw, bringing the rocks and boulders to the surface, to be cleared.
MY STUFF YOUR STUFF, NOODLING, not CANOODLING
Now that I've cleared up a couple of major life issues, thanks to your help [see the December 2006 issue] the next big "rock" is: CLEANING UP THE [PHYSICAL] STUFF. Apparently, this is a widespread phenomenon -- and growing.
I reside in a one bedroom apartment. The Toronto Dowsers lives here, too. That means all the records, past newsletters, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes, membership records, library materials, equipment, specialty papers, equipment, The Water Project, books, all the products for the sales table, etc. etc. Easily 30 cartons of "stuff" plus piles of books and papers. It started going out out of control about 4 years ago and got really bad a year or so ago. Every horizontal surface is covered, including all 5 cushions on the "L" shaped couch and what was the dining nook table.
The times I would go to clean things up, I would get distracted or something would stop me. It is so weird. I remember a magazine ad, many years ago featuring baseball champ Tommy Lasorda. Tommy was a yo yo dieter, and like Oprah Winfrey, constantly looking for help to lose weight. He could just not succeed. The 2 page color ad featured a plate of pasta. The cursive text, next to a photo of Tommy stated: "Who's stronger? Me or that plate of pasta?" Sometimes the plate of pasta was stronger than Tommy. Often the et cetera is stronger than me.
Last week I had lunch with one of the most enlightened people I know. We get together every few months for a sushi lunch and exchange news and views. He really wanted to get together ASAP. Why? To discuss his latest difficulty: He can not keep his possessions orderly. Such timing!
So I asked Angie Venning about this. Angie is telling me there is a great malaise out there, many have this problem.
Right now this is endemic to our North American middle and upper class society. The pendulum -- with regard to material goods -- has swung from the have not enough to the have too much. Many of us struggled to obtain material goods when we were younger. Now we have a surfeit. Not a surplus, but a surfeit. Does the following convey the proper connotation?:?:
Surfeit: An excessive amount. surfeit - the state of being more than full. overabundance, excess, fullness - the condition of being filled to capacity. . surfeit - the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall, glut, oversupply, overmuch, overmuchness, superabundance, overabundance - a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
Look at the abundance of Dollar Stores in Canada and the US. My first computer, in 1984, cost $2,000 USD. Today we can buy more for a fraction of that price. Real estate, water, utilities increase. The price of "stuff" seems to be decreasing, so much so that it is lacking meaning. This can be good because once we satiate our appetites for "stuff", we eventually do realize how meaningless "stuff" is (beyond a certain point) and swing back to values that matter.
Pat Prevost, awhile back, suggested greater respect and appreciation for one's possessions. That does help.
It seems like such a stupid problem to have, right? When there are so many "real" problems out there. I'm not sick, damaged, poor, hungry, heartbroken, in fear, etc. and neither is anyone I deeply care about. Why the whine? Because it cuts down on my creativity and productivity. I am losing track of things. It is also representational of something deeper --- just don't yet know what it is.
When I solve it -- and I shall -- I shall share it with you. In the meantime if you have any guranteed solutions, do send them along. I've tried the most obvious ones. They have not yet worked.
Just as the rocks continuously but assuredly come to the top in New England earth -- no matter what -- without a break -- our issues keep rising. Now it is the time to face the issue of the mess.
3 days after I cleared the hugest emotional pain, another issue because clear, one we all know about. This is my sole New Year's Resolution and I invite you to make your own shift along with me:
I noticed how negative my thoughts are, too often, how dismissive and scoffing about other people and their words. It is not just that it is not right, it is neither good nor healthy. It is ugly.
This exerpt is from our January 2002 newsletter, in an article on "Ethics and Dowsing" from the Ishayas, (A spiritual Ascension group): "It all starts with a choice. Your choice. The only lasting way to make a difference in the healing of the world is to heal yourself first. That one act of realizing your enlightenment lets more love in to the world. In to your family, your children, than any other gift you can imagine giving. No amount of money, no words of wisdom, or love. No amount of hugs or toys can compare. There is no act of love greater than committing to do whatever it takes to realize your enlightened status. You can't give what you don't have. You can't expect to rid the world of negativity when your own mind is still polluting it. Physician, heal thyself. Heal thyself and the world will be healed as a result of that, not the other way around. By your fully expressing the light of perfection in you, you free everyone else up to do the same. Don't act small because you don't want to offend. Be the real you. A perfect child of God. In every moment. Mastering this is what serves humanity most."
I catch myself thinking a certain way about a person or an event and it is not good. Often, this polluting mental chatter just natters away in the background, without conscious thought. It is time to change. Now. Get rid of the Stinking Thinking. Join me. This year and from now on, I am more mindful and my thoughts become more and more beneficial, towards myself, family, friends, colleagues and towards those who I do not yet know.
Well, that's 2 more big boulders that have surfaced and are being chivied so the field can once again -- even momentarily -- have clarity. Be interesting to see what pushes itself up after these 2 are handled, or, while they are being worked on.
Early Tuesday morning, November 21st, 2006, a swarm of armed officers and investigators invaded the home and property of a Durham, Ontario area farmer with a search warrant and, for the next seven and a half hours, investigators searched, questioned . . . and searched and questioned some more. Two investigators from the Ministry of Finance also arrived and spent several hours in the office, confiscating one computer hard drive, its monitor and keyboard, back-up CDs, boxes of paper files, the farm product and processing equipment.
They raided the farm of Michael Schmidt, a well respected conscientious dairy farmer. They took his farm fresh milk and in doing so deprived 150 families of their food source.
For the last 2 years a statistically significant percentage of our membership and their families (at least 10%) has expressed interest in and appreciation of raw milk and raw milk products. I too have enjoyed its benefits and sense of well being and am more than piqued that the government of Ontario is purposefully undermining my health and the health of my friends by depriving us of this product and our rights.
You may have heard of Michael Schmidt, of Glencolton farms. Michael runs a cow share program on his farm (about 2 hours NW of Toronto) that enables families to obtain their own milk. Michael is a BioDynamic farmer. His grandfather studied with Rudoph Steiner. Born in Germany, in 1978 he had started Germany’s first biodynamic organic dairy farm with a cheese processing facility. That facility, 28 years later, is marketing cheese throughout Germany. 1981 Michael had helped start the first biodynamic organic farm in Egypt, which today is a flourishing research center and community farm. He is also a trained orchestra conductor. 1983, Canada was fortunate when Michael Schmidt emigrated here.
Obtaining a Masters Degree in Agriculture under the Waldorf Education system, this immigrant founded OntarioBio Organic Farm Products Ltd. and Saugeen Highland Meats. He developed an export market to Europe for Ontario organic farmers and he launched the first North American organic baby cereal called SUMMA.
Agriculture officials from Russia and China seek out his expertise. Researchers from Guelph, McGill and Sir Sandford Fleming visit his farm, have him lecture in the classroom and work together on research projects. He was tops in his class in the University of Guelph.
For tens of thousands of years human beings have drunk milk, for nourishment as well as for survival. Usually from cows but also from camels, goats and sheep. In many cultures, this milk is an essential staple. Its simple. Milk the cow, drink the milk. Billions of people, thousands of years.
Within only the last hundred years and increased industrialization and urbanization machiner and "milk factories" came into being. The farmer and consumer are increasingly further apart. People were becoming ill, as not all milk collection operations were clean.
1938 a law was passed in Canada making it illegal to sell or give away milk that has not been pasteurized. They claim that illness, such as E.Coli, tuberculosis, etc., can result. This is true. Illness can result any time microbes are not handled under clean conditions. When cows are milked under clean conditions, the safety factor is quite high. The positive health benefits are enormous. (read The Untold Story of Milk, Ron Schmid, ND) Pasteurization means heating at a temperature of 63 degrees C (145 degrees F) for 30 minutes, rapidly cooling it, and then storing it at a temperature below 10 degrees C (50 degrees F). Anyone who violates these laws can be jailed and penalized financially.
Around 1991, Michael Schmidt began a Cow Share Programme. Members would buy a share in a cow, therefore becoming owners of the cow and Michael would provide the shelter, feed and care of the animals, labor to collect the milk and deliver it to the cow owners. 1995 he was arrested, fined $3,500 and put on probation for 2 years. Since that time he has invited the province to his farm several times, inviting scientists and officials to use his farm as a research centre. In the spring of 1995 Schmidt also wrote the provincial government saying he would continue his illegal operation, but offering to cooperate in helping regulate the sale of raw milk in Ontario. Provincial officials have been consistent in ignoring his invitations. It is common knowledge that he was operating a Cow Share Programme. In fact, the wife of the Ontario Minister of Finance is one of the members, she and her husband support this programme. At least one of our members is a member of the cow share programme.November 23 - At a rally of his supporters, Michael began a hunger strike, one he promised, years earlier, to go on if the province interfered in his operation again.
Since that time, support has been building. To pay legal costs, estimated at $100,000 for the services of lawyer Clayton Ruby, a benefit concert was held and fund raising has begun and is succeeding in earnest. $300 was raised from the Toronto Dowsers at our annual social. Petitions have been signed.
Thousands of people are aware and alerted. However, the province holds steadfastedly to their position that non pasteurized milk is harmful. December 28th, Ontario's premier replied:" Thanks for your letter and online message about unpasteurized milk. I appreciate your views -- and the opportunity to respond to your concerns.The above is the firm position of the government.
In Canada, federal legislation sets minimum standards for the regulation of milk production, processing and distribution. Provinces must adopt the minimum federal standards in their own legislation. Unpasteurized milk has long been recognized as a health hazard. This is why it is illegal to sell, distribute or deliver unpasteurized milk in Ontario and throughout Canada.
The bacteria found in raw milk include E. coli O157, the same strain found in the water that caused the deadly outbreak in Walkerton. Also among the bacteria in raw milk are Salmonella and Campbylobacter, which can lead to dangerous illnesses. People who drink raw milk -- especially children, pregnant women, the elderly and individuals with compromised immune systems -- can suffer very serious health conditions ranging from fever, vomiting and diarrhea, to miscarriage, life-threatening kidney failure and even death. In addition, infection can be passed on through hand-to-mouth contact to those who have not consumed raw milk.
Our government remains committed to the health, safety and well-being of all Ontarians and their families -- including food safety and the prevention of enteric illness. We believe that public safety is of paramount importance and will continue our efforts to ensure that food products available to Ontarians are safe and of the highest possible quality.
Thanks again for contacting me.
Premier of Ontario"
They are so wrong, so very wrong. So wrong it is scary.
Their so called science is flawed it is antediluvian it is outdated and wrong wrong wrong and the reports it is based on are incorrect. They are stuck in 1938 --- and refuse to change or even look at the situation. It is quite probable that a few things in science, society, culture, geography have changed since that time and require revision. Why even the Quaker Oats box has received a face lift!
|Here is one study, from the Lancet in 1984 and from Scientific American in 1995, brought to us by Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation in Washington, DC http://www.realmilk.com/ppt/index.html|
70-80 people were in the Ontario Legislature members gallery the morning of December 7th, to hear the debate and see the vote for the private members bill. Again this bill was not to change the law but to open a discussion. It was my first time there, and I hope my last. Of course we had to go through security. Even bottled water was disallowed. Getting into the public gallery itself, where the proceedings can be viewed, was difficult. The steps were narrow and steep. Writing was prohibited. So were electronic devices such as cameras and recorders. Guards kept admonishing people if they leaned over the railings. A most unfriendly experience, purposefully set up to discourage repeat visits.HELP! DOWSERS and ENLIGHTENED ONES --- Consider this:
The reasons given for voting against the bill were: It was passed in 1938 and what was good enough then is good enough now; non pasteurized milk is full of disease causing bacteria leading to severe illness or even death; pasteurized milk is much healthier; it is the law of the land; the legislature is busy with important legislation and does not have time for this discussion about milk.
What was scarey is how closed their minds are. Also, if this is how they comport themselves and create legislation, it is frightening to think how we allow ourselves to be 'governed' by such a group of immature unruly ignorant buffoons. It is like having your lives controlled and determined by those who graduated at the bottom of your class.
Why was this voted down? The fix was in. Right and wrong, good science and bad science -- are all irrelevant. There is big money involved in the Milk Marketing Board and price supports. Farmers being allowed to sell non pasteurized milk threatens their monopoly, hence their profits. In exchange for the rural vote in the next election, the liberals promised to vote down this proposal for discussion en masse.
This was obvious in the disgustingly boorish loud insulting immature behavior of the MPP from Perth, who was most vociferous in his comments and theatrical histrionics as he spouted his nonsense disparaging this bill, admitting that he represents the largest rural area in Ontario.
Up until this point, this has been seen as "The Milk Wars". It has been "us vs. them". We are right, they are wrong. There are sides, there are polarized polarities. We are "fighting" the government to "make them change" legislation.WHAT is this about and WHY is this happening now?
This Us and Them attitude is wrong and counterproductive.
How do we change from the battling us vs. them attitude to one of cooperation? The us vs. them is so draining. Nobody "wins".
Yes, we can intend, we can visualize and focus on the desired outcome and do all the manifesting and energy work we want.
I would like your help. Janet Harris, from Bayfield suggests that we discern if we are vibrating at with regards to our "reactive" energy in this particular situation, clear that energy field so we don't add power to an already volatile situation and neutralize the situation.
Your help is requested to suggest what thoughts and attitudes would best be held in the mind. Elsewhere in this issue, changing mental talk was discussed. This is also a change in attitude, from a different direction. Can we make love and not war? How?
When the health police stomp down on "alternative" activities, it is usually because people are finding out that these alternatives work -- and work a lot better and more cheaply than the mainstream industries, and threaten the entrenched financial and power bases.Is this what is happening?
People are realizing that real (non pasteurized) milk --- when produced under clean conditions -- is much healthier than pasteurized milk and is also non allergenic. This is becoming more financially successful and they are turning away from the milk industry.
It is obvious that real milk is a threat to the dairy industries in Canada and the United States and the food police in both countries are working hard to protect -- not consumers and their health -- but the financial industrial monopolies. This is how they operate. Canadian and US authorities run their government conspiracy operations in concert with one another.
A similar event took place December 12th near Ottawa, but this time with an egg and poultry farmer. He was raided for similar reasons. The government is trying to manipulate and control our food sources - at all costs.
Do you remember September 11, 2001 when it was thought that Arab terrorists destroyed the WTC?WEB SITES:
Then, for the longest time we thought it was over oil?
Later on, we started to see what it was REALLY about....
Stay tuned next month, for the next installment, getting down to the nitty gritty and what is really behind the antics of THE FOOD POLICE. In the meantime, if you have any thoughts on this, please do share. The more light we can shine on this, the brighter it will be for all.
Donations: Please make checks payable to: "Raw Milk Legal Defence Fund in Trust". Mail to:
Raw Milk Legal Defence Fund in Trust
c/o Beverley Viljakainen
#344183 North Line
Priceville, Ontario, Canada N0C 1K0
MILK, CHICKENS, THE FOOD POLICE & CONSCIOUSNESS
I get asked by members as well as outsiders who know abour our group and our abilities -- to pass information on to you about problems with issues, with people, world events, etc. I seldom do this for several reaons. First, because if I agreed to do so, you'd be inundated with pleas for help. [However, a request for help for the health of a member is always responded to and passed along.]The milk issue was somewhat different in that CPR was required ASAP and many of us were involved, albeit at different levels.
The next few reasons are combined. If we divide our attention on different issues we dilute our strength and fractionalize our focus.
1991 I learned something from Elizabeth Bellhouse, the creator of Vita Fons II. It was not original with her, but she was my source. "The cause of all of our problems is our feeling of separation from God." Mrs. Bellhouse created Vita Fons to heal that rift. It works. (Used externally, it soothes the symptom. Taken internally, it heals the cause.) What I also do is focus my attention above, rising above the situation to the point where there is no separation and focus on the wholeness. I do this when I can -- when I am in an emotional situation, or crazed about someone's boneheaded shenanigans.
For more universal and issue related results, we began to understand that most problems in the world today result from a low level of consciousness. Conversely, if consciousness were higher, there would be fewer problems.
If consciousness were higher, our politicians and dairy farmers would not indulge in such deplorable perfidy. Instead, they would focus on providing us with the most healthful food produced under conditions healthful for people, animals and the environment alike and at prices fair for all. We would not need to expend our resources fighting to make our own choices for food and health and families, for milk and eggs and beef and chicken. We would not have to fight the entrenched interests who are uncaring if they fry us with WiFi, cell phone towers and Electropollution. Dolphins, whales and polar bears would not be endangered. There would be an aware consensus that a prevalence of mercury, fluoride, vaccines, monosodium glutamate, bovine growth hormone, etc. etc., might not be so wonderful after all and they would virtually disappear from our world view. [For the purpose of brevity, I'm not even going near terrorism, cancer, etc.] We would not need to spend our time learning about all these detrimental items and what we ought to do about them. We would spend more of our time on beneficial, creative, caring and productive pursuits.
|This is why, since 2002, 4 times a year, at 8 PM the 22nd of March,
June, September and December, we focus on raising consciousness for as
long as you like, however you like.
When you are looking for something useful to occupy your mind, do consider intending a rise in consciousness. We do this together because the number of minds focused on this increases its power.
One more CONSCIOUSNESS COMMENT:
Graham Hancock was interviewed on CoasttoCoast December 28th -- another night of staying up till 5 a.m., rivetted to the radio... Sandee Mac was intent on getting his (then) new book "Supernatural" when she first came here October 2005. When I asked Freddy Silva to recommend one book, he recommended Hancock's "Talisman" (both are available in the Toronto Public library). In addition to his observations on building the pyramids, visiting with other beings in other dimensions, he spoke about the Amazon Rain Forest and the insane suicidal actions of those who are destroying it:
"6 months of expenditure in Iraq would pay for the preservation of the Amazon Rain Forest forever.
"We are a species that has severed its connection with spirit. We can not hear the voices of the trees crying out. We can't hear the great entities crying out. We go in with our machines and cut down the forest, for soya beans, for our hamburgers. All of this is being driven by economic need. We can not live without the Amazon. We must preserve it. Let's meet that economic need to preserve that resource for us. Let's stop spending money on destruction and start spending it on preservation.
"Humanity is facing "self inflicted doom" Hancock warned, but he believes "We could forestall it with a self-initiated massive change in consciousness. The only thing that can save us is a gigantic shift in human consciousness. We need a new shift, or, a very old shift. Can it come about? It is growing."
MARTIN WEATHERALL'S RUN FOR MAYOR
Martin Weatherall, one of Magda Havas' colleagues, ran for Mayor of Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford County (near Woodstock, about 90 minutes west of Toronto).
When he announced his candidacy, October 15, he wrote: "My main campaign issue is: severe electrical pollution of our environment. I believe that this is the most important issue of the Ontario Municipal Elections and that it should also be a national issue. I encourage you to send my information to your friends, contacts, politicians, the press and to others who may use it."
November 15 Martin reports: "I was not successful in my attempt to get elected as Mayor of Blandford-Blenheim.Martin, Congratulations! That was a GREAT showing for you and your campaign! And you have greatly raised awareness on the issue of Electrical Pollution. On behalf of every person who appreciates good health, we thank you!
I received a total of 322 votes which is about 17.5%. The other candidates recorded 845 and 668 votes, they are both long standing citizens from this area and both have many years experience in council.
I faced an uphill battle as an 'outsider' of this area and with a complicated electrical pollution platform. I have definitely raised awareness of electrical pollution, both locally and much further afield. Besides the brochure which many of you saw, I produced a two page insert which detailed local issues and a local platform. Both my brochure and my local issue insert were far more comprehensive than any of the other candidates.
It is quite possible that I would have been far more successful if I had not even mentioned electrical pollution. I spoke to many people and found that the dangers of electrical pollution are gradually being understood by the public.
I received enough votes to get my deposit back and the overall experience was positive. If anyone else is interested in trying to get elected I am willing to provide advice.
Thanks for your interest and kind support.
If you are reading this newsletter from Internet:
Andrew Michrowski's presentation on EMF Radiation
Andrew Michrowski, of Essentia Communications, Ottawa, made a presentation Sunday November 26th at the Whole Life Expo:
EMF Radiation and the human body - breakthroughs in research.
Our bodies have very complex electrical networks – nerves, neurochemicals, glands, meridians, etc. These networks are in turn constantly reacting to electromagnetic influences in the environment, such as cellphones and towers, appliances, and more. For example, a cellphone signal can act on, and mean something to your liver or your heart. Thanks to recent advances in science and medicine, efficient methods are being developed to safeguard health by understanding what the body “hears” and “feels”, and how it is affected – either with increased wellness or increased susceptibility to disease.
REMEMBERING DAVID M. SMITH
|Dave was one of our members in the U.S. The first part of his
email address was "sakkara10". Because he admired Mary Hardy
so much (you remember Mary's "Temple of Sakkara"?). We
love Mary, we invited her, talked about her and wrote about her.
Dave liked what we do, so he joined the Toronto Dowsers. He
lived in Boston. So long Dave! You were a great guy and we
It was a shock to those of us who knew him to hear that David Melvin Smith, Veteran Affairs Advocate, April 15, 1940 - November 18, 2006 died suddenly from a massive heart attack. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
David was a former steam engineer for General Electric in Boston. He was a political advocate for Veteran Affairs on Beacon Hill. He was a member of the American Society of Dowsers and was deeply interested in holistic medicine.10% of our membership is in the U.S. Another 5%-10% is outside of the Toronto area. We welcome members from all over the place. So long, David. You are thought about, admired and cared about.
Dave was very quiet. And so very very kind. Almost too kind. He did not like what was taking place with the ASD or the shenanigans coming out of the Boston group, but he would not say anything negative about anyone.
He also had a great sense of humor. Here is one of the last emails he sent me, August 25:From:: David Smith <sakkara10@ >
Subject: ~ ~ SUPERMARKET SURROUND SOUND ~ ~
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 08:59:58 -0700 (PDT)
The new Supermarket near our house has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain. When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and witness the scent of fresh hay. When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and the air is filled with the aroma of bacon & eggs frying. The veggie department features the smell of fresh buttered corn. I don't buy toilet paper there any more.
|Jay Greenberg, 14 year old musical prodigy genius, some say the greatest
talent to come along in 200 years, from New Haven and studying at Juilliard
has already composed more than 100 musical works, including five symphonies,
17 piano sonatas and three piano concertos. In terms of output, he's
more than halfway to Beethoven's magic number of nine symphonies, 32 piano
sonatas and five piano concertos.
We are talking about a prodigy of the level of the greatest prodigies in history when it comes to composition," says Sam Zyman, a composer. "I am talking about the likes of Mozart, and Mendelssohn, and Saint-Sans."
Zyman teaches music theory to Jay at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he’s been teaching for 18 years.
"This is an absolute fact. This is objective. This is not a subjective opinion," says Zyman. "Jay could be sitting here, and he could be composing right now. He could finish a piano sonata before our eyes in probably 25 minutes. And it would be a great piece." How is it possible? Jay said he doesn’t know where the music comes from, but it comes fully written -- playing like an orchestra in his head.
"It's as if the unconscious mind is giving orders at the speed of light," says Jay. "You know, I mean, so I just hear it as if it were a smooth performance of a work that is already written, when it isn’t."All the kids are downloading music these days. But Jay, with his composing program, is downloading it from his head. The program records his notes and plays them back –- that's when the computer is up and running. Jay composes so rapidly that he often crashes his computer. "It's as if he’s looking at a picture of the score, and he’s just taking it from the picture, basically," says Zyman.
Jay’s parents are as surprised as anyone. Neither is a professional musician. His father, Robert, is a linguist, and a scholar in Slavic language who lost his sight at 36 to retinitis pigmentosa. His mother, Orna, is an Israeli-born painter.
"I think, around 2, when he started writing, and actually drawing instruments, we knew that he was fascinated with it," says Orna. "He managed to draw a cello and ask for a cello, and wrote the world cello. And I was surprised, because neither of us has anything to so with string instruments. And I didn’t expect him to know what it [a cello] was."
But Jay knew he wanted a cello, so his mother brought him to a music store where he was shown a miniature cello. "And he just sat there. He ...started playing on it," recalls Orna. "And I was like, 'How do you know how to do this?'" By 3, Jay was still drawing cellos, but he had turned them into notes on a scale. He was beginning to compose, and his parents watched the notes come faster and faster. He was writing any time, anywhere. By elementary school, his teachers had no idea how to handle a boy whose hero wasn’t Batman, but Beethoven.
But his curiosity extends beyond music. This summer, he studied filmmaking in New Haven, Conn., and participated in a two-week program in Princeton, N.J., studying forensic science, philosophy, military strategy and digital photography. In September, he enters 12th grade. He hopes to study film, philosophy, math and chemistry in college.
"He hears music in his head all the time, and he’ll start composing and he doesn’t even realize it probably, that he’s doing it," says Robert. "But the teachers would get angry, and they would call us in for emergency meetings with seven people sitting there trying to figure out how they’re going accommodate our son." Jay has been told his hearing is many times more sensitive than an average person’s. The sounds of the city need to be shut out manually. But Jay can’t turn off the music in his head. In fact, he told us he often hears more than one new composition at a time. "Multiple channels is what it’s been termed," says Jay. "That my brain is able to control two or three different musics at the same time –- along with the channel of everyday life."
"This child told me, he said, 'I’m gonna be dead if I am not composing. I have to compose. This is all I want to do," says Orna. "And when a child that young tells you where their vision is, or where they’re going, you don’t have a choice." By the age of 10, Jay was going to Juilliard, among the world’s top conservatories of music, on a full scholarship. At age 11, he was studying music theory with third year college students. Jay also takes high school courses at another school – courses his parents say he will finish when he’s 14.
What happens when he first hears a tune? "At first, I just listen to it, and then I start humming it. And then while walking, and I like walking a lot when I am inspired," says Jay. "Because I walk to the beat of the music. For example, if the beat is (piano), I start rocking. ...And I often start conducting as well."
Jay Greenberg Featured in Times-Dispatch
"In an interview, Jay explained that the music just comes into his head. It may happen while he's walking, in school or even during tae kwon do lessons. "Usually it chooses the most inconvenient moment to do so, when I'm miles from the nearest sheet of paper or pen, let alone a computer containing music software," he said. He remembers what his mind plays -- and it's often not just the melody and harmony, but which instrument is playing. "Sometimes it's just a passage," he said. "For instance, I'm walking down and I hear a certain cadence played by two oboes, a bassoon and a didgeridoo. So then I go home, and from that I take more ideas for other melodies and things that will eventually come together to form a complete piece." - Martin Steinberg, AP
YECK! Our December 2006 issue featured an article on the care of our toothbrushes. A dental hygienist recommended to us that toothbrushes be kept covered, and in a place they can dry out, because there is a lot of fecal matter in the air in a bathroom. A member commented: "Yes, and I hope that everyone flushes the toilet, especially after a dump, with the toilet lid cover down!"
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FERN WOLF, graduate of
Dr. Masaru Emoto's "Hado" School
will speak to us on
WATER -- from a HADO perspective
|Fern Wolf at our 2006 Social. Fern attended Dr. Emoto's June
2006 Hado School to better acquaint herself with his teachings, and the
understanding of Water and Hado so she could use it in her healing practice
which encompasses the use of Electrodermal Screening technology and PSYCH-K.
EDS is an inexpensive and noninvasive means of collecting information about the health of the body via electrical measurements of the body’s meridians taken from the surface of the skin at various acupuncture points on the hands and feet.
EDS offers a computerized health evaluation at both the mental and physical level. EDS detects energy imbalances within the body using a library of frequencies. Balance is restored to the body with formulas that are designed to work with a specific frequency imbalance, using a computerized system.. Rife technology is also used to direct energy and when the correct balancing frequency is applied harmony is restored.
co-author of with Dr. Joseph Mercola, on:
"Bottled Water is Killing the Planet"
Pam Killeen has recently co authored The Great Bird Flu Hoax with Dr. Joseph Mercola. She has researched and written on subjects such as Dioxins, food warning labels, Walmart, the pet industry, Codex
"In order to find answers to my health challenges, I had to learn to question every solution I came across. Over the years, I have become somewhat of a “Health Watchdog”, looking for common sense answers to many health questions. We may go down many paths before we can find the truth. One way I’ve decided to help expose truth is by explaining just how the corporate media is spinning stories in order to distract people from learning the truth. If you’re interested in reading a different “take” on the news, feel free to visit my regular commentaries."
On Bottled Water Pam has found that it costs 10,000 times more to create the bottled version than it does to produce tap water. Huge resources are needed to draw it from the ground, add largely irrelevant minerals, and package and distribute it - sometimes half-way around the world.
The plastic bottles it comes in take 1,000 years to biodegrade, and in industrialised countries, bottled water is no more pure and healthy than what comes out of the tap.
The new study comes from the Earth Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington-based environmental group which has previously alerted the world to melting ice caps, expanding deserts and the environmental threats of a rapidly industrialising China. It points out that the world consumed a staggering 154 billion litres of bottled water in 2004 - an increase of 57 per cent in just half a decade.
Come to our meeting to find out more how Coke, Pepsi and other sugared soft drink manufacturers are greatly profiting from this scheme.
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