And this cabbage became sauerkraut.
Our most excellent local WAPF Chapter leader, Jean Harrah of Deep Roots Ranch wrote she would like to have some highlights of the WAPF Conference and I am happy to oblige. The first talk I attended on the day I went to the conference, which, by the way, was Sunday 11/9/2008, was given by Dr. Joseph Heckman, a soil science prof from Rutgers University. He is very into the energy concepts developed by Wilhelm Reich. According to Reich, energy, life energy, which he named Orgone is a tangible energy. It is increased by eating and breathing and discharged by sex, movement, growth and heat. It is always moving and is attracted to water. It flows from lower to higher concentrations. The more you have to more you get....Without our orgone energy we simply would not be. You can see the accumulation of orgone under the microscope in the form of bions. These glimmer a special blue called "Orgone Blue". When asked what non-Reichan scientists thought of these visible blue lights Heckman said that you will mostly see them if you are looking for them. He also spoke about muscular armour which is brought about by the repression of emotions and inhibits contact with living things. I guess if you have this armor then you won't see the bions. The more bions an organism has the more cohesive it is and that's good. For example an egg with plenty of bions would have good tone, the yolk would really stand up; it would be cohesive. This would be an egg worth eating. Some other foods high in bions are raw milk, but not pasteurized milk and broth. An audience member pointed out that honey was pretty high as well. Sand is quite high, (though not recommended for ingestion) this could explain why we love to kick off our shoes and walk in it. Green grass, especially spring green grass is high in bions, this it would seem is passed on to raw milk. Organic vegetables have more bions than conventional. Although the analysis of vitamins and minerals of these two may not be so very different, once consumed the result is apparent. Organic food is more vitalizing, whether this is because of the bions or lack of pesticides or both, we are not sure. What adds bions to the soil for plants to uptake is compost, both as an additive to the soil and as a tea (drink up my little pea plants). As plant matter breaks down into compost it is fermenting, the same as sauerkraut or the rumination of a cow. Although the matter breaks down the bions hang around. You can tell when a plant has plenty of bions and orgone energy it will have a certain turgidity; back to the cohesive concept; also with a repletion of bions "the habit of the plant develops a personality". I'm not sure where this quote is from, but to me it made a lot of sense, really healthy plants do seem to have a personality, don't you think? Heckman also spoke about some experiments he had done using an orgone accumulator, basically a metal lined box. Plants placed in the box and transplanted later were larger or more productive or lived longer than the control group. An injured cat placed in an orgone blanket (sort of a steel wool comforter) recovered. After he was done Dr. Heckman came and sat a few seats away from me to listen to the next speaker. He was a restless sort of person and a pattern of Irish Setters adorned his tie.
Commentary: Although I am not a student of Reich, by any means, the whole Orgone concept is quite close to the concept of Qi, though Qi is a bit more complex. It is interesting to note that while developing the Soviet Space Program one of the engineers read the about Riech's Orgone Accumulator and incorporated the concept in Soviet space suits. You read more about the blanket using this technology here. I have used this blanket in my practice for a few years now and it does seem to give some extraordinary results when used with acupuncture needles. Another experiment that the Orgone Accumulator brings to mind is the copper room experiment of Elmer Green, pioneer of bio-feedback. He had read that Tibetan monks mediated in front of copper wall to reach a state of "lucidity". So he built a copper wall and invited healers and meditators,and a control group to experience it and during this time he measured the voltage emitted from their bodies using an EEG monitor. The control group showed no change in electrical activity, but the healers and meditators had from 6 to 441 volts shooting from their persons. You can read more about this here .
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