Re: [fukuoka_farming] Personal observations (was Re: Thank You Carol)
- Thank you so very much, Rex Teague. I am so pleased to see you here, have
wanted for a long time to find you. Hope you don't disappear.
Years ago I was privileged to see, in a cottage, part of the enormous
microscope, of which part has disappeared. I think it was from Rife??? I
shall ask someone tomorrow.
Rex Teague wrote:
> Jim et al--
> Like Larry your thoughtful post has stimulated a few observations
> from my neck of the woods too. 8<)
> On 19 Oct 01, Jim Bones wrote: (heavily snipped)
> > Thank you Carol, for sending us Wendell's thoughts. I hope those
> > who think they are at the controls just now have a chance to see
> > and meditate on them.
> Wendell Berry's writing appeals to me immensely and at the risk of
> stating the obvious he did write the preface to 'The One-Straw
> Revolution' as published by Rodale.
> > I would like to offer the following personal observations. It may
> > help to step back a little and see the current global political events
> > unfolding in the context of world ecology and with a geological
> > reference for time. We are in the midst of a major, mass species
> > extinction. Thousands of ways of life are disappearing each day, most
> > too small to merit our star struck preference for glamorous creatures
> > in fur coats with beautiful teeth. But it is largely these "little
> > people", the microbes, one celled and tiny multicelled creatures, that
> > maintain the living cycles of the earth. They are taking big hits
> > everywhere, everyday without letup, wherever we are "developing unused
> > land". Watch out for the fast talk? Every place is already somebody's
> > home.
> Have you considered the possibility of pleomorphism/polymorphism
> and 'intent'? A few suggestive snippets:
> From: http://www.explorepub.com/articles/enderlein3.html
> "The first and probably most disastrous error originates from
> Ferdinand Cohn, who in 1870 proclaimed that all microbes and
> bacteria have only one form (Monomorphism). This was also taught
> by Louis Pasteur. This teaching was opposed to the teaching of
> Antoine Bechamp who, roughly at the same time, could demonstrate
> that microbes can alter their form and appear as different germs
> (pleomorphism). Enderlein basically confirmed this and many other
> researchers after him."
> From: http://www.explorepub.com/articles/coyle_10_3.html
> Polymorphism is a fact, certainly in some species of microorganisms
> (especially fungal), and is clearly demonstrable microscopically with
> the proper equipment.
> And on 'intent' Yogananda speaks about Luther Burbank
> 'When I met Luther Burbank, he showed me a walnut tree and said,
> "I took off more than 100 years from its usual period of growth. I
> grew that tree in 12 years." Burbank also made almomds have soft
> shells, made over the tomato, and created the shasta daisy from
> bulbs and the cactus without thorns. In primitive times the different
> animals used to eat the cactus, so the cactus developed protective
> thorns. When one life begins to hurt another, that life develops
> weapons of defense. Burbank told me that during his experiments in
> developing the spineless cactus, every day he went into the garden
> and talked to the barbed plants: "Please, beloved cactus, I am Luther
> Burbank, your friend. I am not going to hurt you at all, so why
> develop thorns?" And so the thornless cactus was developed. By
> talking, by attention, by thought force and knowledge of nature's
> laws, you can impress certain vibrations on protoplasm, and thus
> consciously guide and hasten the process of evolution.'
> I'm optimistic about the process of 'Nature' as exemplified by
> Fukuoka's 'not doing' wisdom.
> Cheers... Rex
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