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"The Sacred Valley of Longevity"

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Here you will find a series of curmudgeonly commentaries that I've posted from atop my rickety old soapbox for the past few years. And yes, there are indeed political rantings, so place your seats in the upright position and fasten your seat belts .... it may be a bumpy ride.


A Repost From Back In December 2011

(I thought that this little gem ought to be reposted. Back then it was titled "Wandering Down Woo-Woo Avenue"):

Any damned fool knows that pyramid power and such belongs in the province of Tinfoil-Hat-wearing weirdoes, right? ... Right? Well, let me share a little journey down Woo-Woo Street I recently took.

For almost a year there has been a quite beautiful little piece of "art sculpture" sitting on my coffee table. It has the look of something that Terrance McKenna's "self-replicating Elves from DMT-space" might have crafted. And yes, it was in a pyramid shape, made out of a clear resin and about six inches high.

Through the resin could be seen a coil of copper around a large crystal sitting on a bed of what appeared to be tiny metal shavings. There was a "machine" look to it, but certainly no outer controls to turn it on … or whatever. And so it sat there.

Then a couple of days ago I was sent a link to a video presentation. Imagine my surprise (if that's not too tame a word) when I saw what appeared to be a duplicate of my "art sculpture" that the speaker was holding and discussing. It was, he said, "an Orgone Generator" created to attract and then amplify the orgone energy first described by Wilhelm Reich back in the 1930s. AH-HA! The proverbial palm slapped my forehead in startled recollection. Yes, THAT Wilhelm Reich!

I had read all about Reich back in high school …. about the fact that he was the only scientist to ever have his books and research papers burned by minions of the U.S. government. The poor fellow, who was either a genius or a medical madman, was also tossed into prison where he died shortly thereafter in curious circumstances. I remembered thinking at the time that the government spent a lot of effort to shut this supposed nut-case up, and wondered if there wasn't something to the good doctor's claims after all. And here was one of his inventions …. sitting right on my own coffee table.

So with the wriggle of my fingers and a pushing around movement of my hand, my computer keyboard and mouse led me to a consultation with the Great Oracle Google. My little "objet 'd art" was, I discovered, a powerful devise for transmuting the negative energy of electrical impulses into the positive polarity of Orgone energy. Hm-mmm. OK, that supposedly meant that the little "machine" zapped the low frequencies emitted from my computer, the neighborhood cellular towers, CIA Scalar waves, HAARP signals and all the other conspiracy theory electronic "smog" in my immediate environment. WOW! Not only that, but it was reported THE best delta-level deep sleep inducer ever invented!

Now that was something that non-scientist Patrick could check out for himself, and I did. Guess what? For the last three nights in a row my little Apple iPod application that captures sleep habits indicated that I enjoyed almost seven straight hours of deep, deep delta-level sleep each of those nights. What I personally experienced was three nights worth of the most incredible technicolor dreaming that I can ever remember having …. after I moved the little pyramid out of the living room and onto the bedside table right next to my head. It was without doubt the best night's sleep I'd had in years.

The end result of my impromptu experiment is that I'm trying to find a king-sized version of the Orgone Generator and see if I can't sweep all of the errant electronic dust out of Vilcabamba itself. But now I find out that there are many such devises "chugging away" here in Vilcabamba, supposedly helping to maintain our pristine environment. And maybe it's why the Old People of Vilcabamba have so much energy and live so long. Little did I know!

A hold-your-breath report will follow from a newly minted member of the Woo-Woo Club. .


What If ........

What if all the knowledge of the world was to be found at your fingertips? What could you do with this information; for the betterment of the world?

Well, such information does indeed already exists. And yet little of it is used for the benefit of mankind. As our Elders continually point out, we seem doomed to repeat our past mistakes and not learn from them. We are told that there is nothing new under the sun, only a repurposing of the old. But is this true?

Would anyone from the 1900's agree that little has changed in the way of technology in the past one hundred and seventeen years? Not likely. But all too little of what has emerged in all those years has served to make life substantially better for us here on Earth, including our health and well-being. Today, despite the plethora of bells and whistles of our healthcare system and a fairly large increase in longevity from improved sanitation and child care, we are sicker, fatter and more un-healthy than our ancestors were. Something is obviously wrong, but what exactly is it?

This past hundred years plus has seen the decrease in small family farms from seventy percent down to less than one percent, the deprecation of topsoil and the introduction of Frankenfoods into our food stock ... all of which has caused our food supply to change drastically. What is seldom considered is that for almost 100,000 years, people ate no more than about 40 things in their annual diet around the world. Today we have 7 plus billion people who have access to over 100,000 kinds of foods, mostly denatured examples of the food technologists-derived unnatural offerings. And that, dear readers, is but one of the reasons for our nutritional problems today which is NOT for the betterment of mankind.

(Some of the above was taken from my Amazon.com book "An Operations Manual For Humankind").