Practical Tree Sculpting — Living Bridges by the War-Khasis of India

The living bridges of Cherrapunji, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. The root bridges, some of which are over a hundred feet long, take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they’re extraordinarily strong – strong enough that some of them can support the weight of fifty or more people at a time.

Because they are alive and still growing, the bridges actually gain strength over time – and some of the ancient root bridges used daily by the War-Khasis people of the villages around Cherrapunji may be well over five hundred years old.

Barefoot Societies & the Sacred Mission

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 Earth ...