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Barefoot Societies & the Sacred Mission

This post is best read in conjunction with this article on illness and incubation. The healing nature of incubation is a sister to the connecting nature of earthing. They complement each other.

When I started looking into cellphones and their effect on our tissues and DNA, I came across Earthing. I have mentioned it on various occasions, as it is a remarkably simple, practical and affordable healing technique. Now it cracks me up to see the simple act of going barefoot made into the next health fad with jargon, but it’s true. Give it a try. Earthing (also called grounding or an electroceutical) is the simple idea that our rubber shoes prevent the transfer of negative ions from our mother Earth to our bodies. Or think of the Earth as an extra-mega anti-oxidant. Disease and inflammation are often caused by free-radicals grabbing the nearest electron from the next guy, causing a cascade of destructive elements tearing up tissues. The Earth provides the negative ions these greedy buggers are after, immediately stopping the chain reaction they create. A simple 20 minutes two times a day of walking barefoot, or getting your skin in contact with the Earth is recommended.

A Country of Women

A Country of Women

Incredible article of the spirit and warmth of hearth and soul. I highly recommend reading the full article here. Twenty-five years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, More visits a hardy community of women who’ve made a home in Chernobyl’s desolate, radioactive surroundings. Why they ...

Detox Radiation & More with Bentonite Clay

Detox Radiation & More with Bentonite Clay

The Incredible Healing Powers of Edible Clay: The Egyptians used it to preserve their famous mummies. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it to restore health. The great German Naturopaths of the last century hailed clay as one of nature's great remedies. Mahatma Ghandi advocated the use of clay f ...

Urban Dweller’s DIY – Basic Manual

Urban Dweller’s DIY – Basic Manual

I have finally gotten the first draft of my Urban Dweller's DIY finally up. Please check it out! Bear in mind that this is a work in progress. What I am especially interested in is bringing together all kinds of ways people are working towards living a more sustainable life. I am eager for suggestio ...

My Favorite Kitchen Helpers

My Favorite Kitchen Helpers

These are some of my most helpful friends in the kitchen. I tend to like to do things as manually as possible, I think this is just habit from growing up in a place without much electricity. I also find that doing things this way gives me a good workout. I have often thought of putting together a cu ...

Visions Towards a Healed World

Visions Towards a Healed World

I don't like to claim any particular ideology, and I especially prefer to avoid getting involved with US political nonsense since all it really is is smoke and mirrors to keep us all worked up and side-tracked from what is really going on. I do believe we can take care of ourselves through cooperati ...

For Gen X Eyes Only

For Gen X Eyes Only

I am reposting this rather militant article I wrote last year for a local magazine in Los Angeles which has now gone under. Although it was written a while ago, I have to say that I still agree, but now I think that many 'sleeper agents' are already awake - watch out multinational corporations! ...

Street Food is Making a Comeback

Street Food is Making a Comeback

It is interesting to see over the past decade or so, as countries such as India and Thailand are putting more and more pressure on their street vendors to shut them down, that illegal street vendors are springing up all over North America -- San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles...th ...

Traditional Shampoo and Urban Laundry

Traditional Shampoo and Urban Laundry

I first came across soapnuts when I was living in Myanmar/Burma in 1999. I was working at a remote hotel on the shore of the mystical Inle Lake in Shan State. My oven was made from a large barrel and was wood-fired, whenever the kitchen staff noticed me making a move to try to get the fire under the ...

Using Open Source Ubuntu

Using Open Source Ubuntu

Fire in the Fennel Stalk When I first heard of open-source I couldn't believe my ears, the whole concept thrills me to bits. It is very timely, and similar to the myth of Prometheus when he stole fire from the gods, and brought it down for mankind in a fennel stalk. This time the tool of assistan ...