Animal Rights in Spiritualism 2019 Newsletter

 

                                                    

     Spiritual Blessings!

 

CrowsquirrelYoung Eurasian Badger (Meles meles) isolated on white backround.

                                                                                    

Hello All.  

Since the last newsletter, the U.K. has stepped up a notch in its disgraceful culling of our wildlife. Earlier last year, with another member of A.R.I.S. named Chris, I leafleted Chatsworth Estate visitors with a petition which asked the stately home not to take part in the badger cull, should it come to the area. Luckily, although Staffordshire was one of the counties hit, Derbyshire was, officially, spared.

This year, also, protests have taken place on the A6, near Haddon Hall and a lot of support was shown by those drivers who hooted their horns and waved. Shortly after this demonstration, the Government announced that Derbyshire was, once again, not a cull zone. In this county, there is a vaccination programme for badgers which, to all accounts, has been successful and is far less costly than the cull which has seen more than 20,000 of these wonderful creatures killed in 2017.  This has risen and will rise dramatically as it continues.

I recently learned how intelligent, caring and innovative badgers are.  Did you know that as well as building their dens, badgers appear to make latrines and also, tombs to bury their dead? I do think we have a lot to learn from animals, especially wild-life, who create their own way of living. Schoolchildren would benefit by being shown these animals in their roles as community and family members, with capacity for thought and care.  With a recent scientific study stating that bovine tuberculosis was more likely to be passed cattle to cattle, it is important, too, that older children are shown the real reasons behind this disease. As they become aware of the miserable conditions a dairy cow endures, I think we would have a few more vegans growing up.

Badgers are not the only wild-life suffering at the hands of our species.  Natural England’s ruling is to force vets and wild-life sanctuaries to euthanise or keep in captivity for life any injured, sick or orphaned grey squirrel brought to them. This has been postponed, according to national campaign group, Animal Aid.  Readers may remember that wild-life trusts said a cull of these creatures was necessary in order to protect Britain’s native red squirrel whom they said was at risk of extinction because of the grey.

I find it difficult to find these organisations worthy of their titles when they care only for native or rare wild-life. Morally, they should protect all our wild creatures. One such “protection” society had a killing campaign, not only against our much persecuted fox but the lovely, funny crows. The reason for this was to stop the decline of the Eurasian curlew.  Some held the opinion that the threat to the curlew was more to do with land management.

As spiritual people, we love all creatures and their awe-inspiring ways.  The crow is no exception and has a place in spiritual and mystic history and beliefs.  I know from my contact with some A.R.I.S. supporters, that like me, they have had profound experiences with crows, who do, indeed, appear to be the “message bringers”, whether it be that their sudden antics have brought us a moment of clarity, or their heart-felt, haunting call gave us breaking news that lessened the shock of a passing, or foretold us of an event.

As a young woman, I used to see the rooks leave, en masse, from their rookeries in the trees at around ten o’clock each morning and then return at near on to four in the afternoon, almost every day.  I used to joke with my mother that they had been to a committee meeting. Perhaps they had.

Still with birds, I saw a documentary, earlier in the year, about wild-life in India.  Part of the film centred around a village named Khichan in the state of Rajasthan which was home to the Jain community.  As taught within their religion, Jains have the utmost compassion for all creatures, down to the tiniest insect. They are known for sweeping their seats before sitting down and covering their mouths with masks so as not to squash or breathe in any living thing. Every year, when the cranes are due in huge migrating flocks, to take rest in their village, these particular Jains put food out on the surface of the large village square for the birds to eat.

The film showed the spectacular arrival of the cranes as they made beautiful formations in the sky which were breathtaking to watch. However, the most moving aspect of all was that one bird was allowed to land alone and eat heartily before the rest swooped down in the orderly fashion of one wave at a time.  The reason for this was that that particular crane had no foot and would have found it difficult to move and feed in the tight pack of the crowd.  How did so many birds know of its plight and did they all agree beforehand that this would happen, or was it all to do with group soul intuition? Either way, this is yet more evidence that humans are not the only ones who exercise kindness and compassion

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Healing List.

 

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Sharon Jones,  Carole and Chris, Tony Ortzen, Leisha & Philip Yates, Philip’s mother,  Janet Williams, Denise Bottal’s mum,   Shadow,  Joan Birch, Roger Raynes, Margaret Towler & Kevin, her cat, Vivienne Brocklehurst, Sian Winstanley,  Don Gwillim, Annie, Richard Marshall, Simone Philips, Elaine and David Hall, Mary Ashton,  Pippin, Rita Benson, Gerard Schmidt, Jeannette Bardell, Colleen, Marek, Luke, June Bullas, Therese, Neil, Sue,  Chris, Mandel Rheems,   Mike, Sandy, Catherine and all in need.

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lamb 2 Into the Mouths of Babes.    

Something readers may have witnessed in their towns and cities is a phenomenon known as The Cube. Four people clad in black except for white masks, form the said shape. Films made while undercover, investigating livestock and dairy farms and slaughterhouses are shown to the public on the T.V. screens which each person holds.

It is appalling that some of the farms investigated are not only organic but approved by animal welfare bodies.  Most scenes are horrific and I, like many activists and campaigners, am unable to watch without it staying with me, causing havoc to my health on all levels of my being. However, they are not meant to inform the likes of us but instead, to bring that awareness to passers-by.

I have attended The Cube on a couple of occasions, not in the formation but as one of the team waiting to talk with those who stop and watch for a reasonable length of time.

It could be said that people who watched the films showed their true, inner colours. Some I spoke to at my last attendance cried and were shocked that what they saw went on in this country.  They were keen for information on how to make necessary changes to their diets and I got the feeling some had been bitten by a compassion bug that would change their lives forever.

Others, though, whom, I must say, on that particular day, were mostly farmers, farm hands or closely connected to that community, could stand there and watch without emotion.  When asked if they had been moved to consider becoming vegan, they would emphatically state that they hadn’t and that they had “seen it all” at their workplace, whether with chickens, cattle, pigs or sheep.  These people were “used to it”… and it was soon illustrated as to how they had become so desensitised when I spoke to a father with his little boy.

At these events, children are usually steered away from the television screens towards their parents but this time, the boy’s dad replied that it didn’t matter if his child saw, as he knew where his meat came from. He went on to say that he,  with his son by his side, had shot five pigeons and then skinned and prepared them to be cooked.

At the same time, my friend was talking with the child’s mother who told of an incidence whereby she informed her son that it was lamb they were having for “tea”.  He then asked if it was like one of the tiny sheep they see in the field and upon her reply, he rejected lamb as a food and hadn’t eaten any since.

Who will win his soul in the end? Here is a child with his natural compassion and feelings of right and wrong not yet extinguished. He is also lucky enough to be allowed his own choices but can his consciousness prevail against the unnatural norm which takes place, every day, in his life, amongst those who have already become the walking dead?

Aside from The Cube, a few of us have recently begun protest and awareness campaigns close to the cattle market in the centre of the historic Peak District town of Bakewell. Again, those interested, were shown footage of what really happens inside some of these places. Farmers, whether angry, in denial or open to discussion, stopped to talk with us, as did tourists and locals.

It is worth remembering that the famous Farmer Jay who forewent his substantial payment to sell his cows for slaughter and instead, sent most of them to live out their lives at Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, is a local of this area. Since then, other farmers have followed suit.  Doesn’t this bring hope that anything can be expected when its time in evolution is fast approaching?

The Vegan Society has information for farmers who wish to transition from animal farming to organic fruit and vegetable growing. One thing we can all do is petition the Government via our M.P.s to facilitate and subsidise these transitions.

http://www.hillsideanimalsanctuary.org.uk      http://www.vegansociety.com

The link between the desire to eat meat and dairy and the destruction of the planet is becoming more obvious to most of society through its airing in the media of science based facts. Therefore, maybe it is time to send a postcard, written and designed by supporters, Sian Winstanley and Maya Winstanley- Brown, entitled Saving Planet Earth, to the Ministry of Agriculture.   

The postcard points out that many of our wild-life are in peril due to chemical farming methods and asks for a “return to safe, sustainable methods.”  In addition, it reminds the U.K. Government of the effects of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from the livestock and dairy industries on global warming. If you wish to print the postcards, go to:  www.veggies.org.uk/campaigns/saving-planet-earth

The Good News is that thanks to organisations like VIVA (viva.org.uk) and Animal Aid   (www.animal.org.uk) plus grass roots animal rights groups, veganism is taking off  in the U.K., seeing supermarkets marketing their new vegan range with products clearly marked “Vegan”.  Meat Free MondaysVeganuary and The Summer Pledge etc., have made it easier for non vegans to make the change and so contributed to this successful outcome. Indeed, in the beautiful Peak District, two fully vegan cafes, Vegan Revelation in Belper and Nooch in Matlock Bath are now serving mouth-watering dishes.

 

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Patrick’s Points 

Cancer is not the problem: never has been: the

problem has always been the lethal tumour-attack treatment.

Each year, in the UK, there are around 163,000 deaths of people diagnosed with cancer: people who, overwhelmingly, opted for the only NHS package available: mammography, high-dose-radiation CT scans, surgical/radiation removal/shrinkage of the tumour, cell-killing drugs .. a highly carcinogenic, immuno-suppressive, multiple-organ destructive regime .. plus The Dept of Health Balanced Diet .. all diametrically-opposed to that which the patient had needed for survival .. with the inevitable result.

Surgery is the oldest part of orthodox cancer treatment: it has its place where there is an imminent threat  from the tumour to life processes : ie., digestive obstruction or for tumour-removal after the immune defences have been restored.

Chemotherapy has its origins in WW II when a ship, carrying canisters of sulphur mustards – chemical warfare – was bombed. Before they died, the sprayed troops and crew developed depleted bone marrow and lymph systems which have cells that naturally divide faster than other cells – as in cancer.  The cancer industry saw the possibility of mustard gas being used in the treatment of cancer: secret trials on breast cancer patients were set up at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Yale Univ.. Before the patients died, the tumours shrank and the drugs were declared to be “a success”. The multi-billion dollar industry was born. In 1902 and 1923, two organisations were set up in the UK to protect the emerging, tumour-centred-assault cancer industry from any and all treatment- threats: these bodies called themselves “cancer research”.  Today, “Cancer Research UK” is collecting £634,000,000 – per year. The total failure – with regard to producing safe, effective treatments – of cancer research has, always, been entirely deliberate.

“A solution to cancer would mean the termination of research programmes, the obsolescence of skills,… triumph over cancer would dry up contributions to self-perpetuating charities… would mortally threaten the present clinical establishment by rendering obsolete the … surgical, radiological and chemotherapeutic treatments in which so much money,  training and equipment is invested.  ‘ and, as for a natural approach’   the new therapy must be disbelieved, denied, discouraged and disallowed at all costs, regardless of actual testing results .. preferably,   * “without any testing at all.”  The Houston/Null Analysis. * “without any testing at all.” .. critical to avoid having to rig a trial , whilst the opposition are watching, closely.

In 1931, The Nobel Prize, Physiology or Medicine, was awarded to Dr. Otto Warburg for his research on cell-respiration, particularly with regard to cancer: the work, effectively , defined The Nature of Cancer .

Cancer:  where, at cellular level .. “the  respiration of oxygen is replaced by the fermentation of glucose … Lack of oxygen and acidosis are two sides of the same coin: where you have one, you have the other. .. All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception. … Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.”  Warburg: The Metabolism of Tumours .  The sequence is animal protein excess / plant-deficiency – plus the all-invasive synthetic/radioactive deluge .. acidosis .. hypoxia .. first cancer cell , which doubles in number , continually, if the immune defences remain down.

“There is no disease whose prime cause is better known” .. if this was not acknowledged  “ .. millions must die needlessly.”  Warburg.  Now, tens of millions of deaths, due to almost 90 years of cover-up by the medics, the pseudo-researchers, the bureaucrats, the politicians … controlled media.

Starting with Dr. Max Gerson , around the same time , the treatments , based on the Warburg work , have now been involved in a million-plus case-histories , world-wide : the organic plant-diet , to restore alkalinity, is essential.

Dr. Gerson testified to a US Senate committee in July 1946, presenting 10 cases. The Pepper-Neely Anti-Cancer Bill, to allocate $100 million dollars -at 1946 rates- was heading in the direction of The Gerson Therapy. On July 3, 1946, US network ABC anchorman Raymond Swing announced to the nation, that “For the first time in history, a cure for cancer has been found ” . Swing was fired two weeks later, after 30 years with the ABC.  Intense lobbying by the medico/pharma   “research” organisations, aided by two senators who were also doctors, resulted in the Bill being lost by 4 votes .The Bill is still gathering dust in the US Senate Printing Office archives . One estimate puts the annual value of the US cancer industry at $100 billion.

An Oxford Univ. study – on the year 2009, put the annual cancer-cost, all factors considered – to the UK, at £15.8 billion : 2019 projected-figure (O.N.S) 21 billion : £21,000,000,000 + . All of the successful, world-wide cancer centres, with their hundreds of thousands of case histories, are based on the natural re-instatement of the immune-system: to restore health. The critical basis is the raw, organic plant diet, including various nutritional-herbal formulae.  Depending on the damage done to the patient  previously , the clinic-based treatments may, also, involve intravenous procedures, oxygen therapy , multiple – supplements … The approach is wholistic : physical , mental , emotional , spiritual … in varying degrees as is appropriate for the individual . As far as is practical, a synthetic / radiation – free lifestyle is required.

The suppression of safe, effective cancer treatments , coupled with the use of the lethal tumour-attack regime, constitutes history’s greatest crime – by a long way – simply , on the basis of the numbers : millions , billions … dollars, pounds, marks, yen … deaths , maimings, bereavements .

 

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In Loving Memory

Forget me not

Let us take a moment to give thanks for the lives of those, animal and human, who passed to “Spirit” over the last year or so and in particular, one, Marjorie Hewson.

A staunch activist well in to maturity, Marj, as she was known to us, died on the 7th June, 2019, almost blind and following a stroke.  She would have been ninety one this year.

I first met Marj and her husband, John when I joined Sheffield Humane Action in December 1979.   Humane Action was an umbrella organisation for local Animal Aid, Compassion in World Farming, and Hunt Saboteur Association groups. Each week , come snow, rain or blistering heat, we would join the famous Irene Williams  of Compassion in World Farming for a leafleting event , not always in Sheffield but sometimes, as far away as Lincoln.

When we were out with the “sabs”,   Marj, then in her fifties, was such a great asset to the group. On other campaigns, this fearless lady often made the difference between an animal’s life being full of suffering, or peaceful, free and encompassed by love, as she acted to bring liberation to those imprisoned in captivity, especially those in laboratories.

Always passionate, Marj wouldn’t mince her words when opposed by the cruel animal abusers and even in company of close friends there would be many a heated debate on all kinds of subjects.  Being a committed roman catholic, you can imagine the scene when the topic of Spiritualism came up.  Yet, she often related little “happenings” she had experienced, the last being to her daughter, Catherine, a few days before she died, when she disclosed that she had seen John.  I feel sure she will be with him now and she will, also, be fully aware of the truth.  Got the last word, Marj!

huntsabs.org.uk             www.ciwf.org.uk

 

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Finding Unity in Diversity

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Mandel  Rheems

 

Dear fellow seeker and pilgrim on the path: maybe you have often wondered, in your seeking, why there is so much diversity in religion, politics, philosophy and also cultural or ethnic diversity on the Earth at this time?  We need to approach this sometimes confusing situation, particularly in the political or religious/spiritual aspect.

Human kind and life on Earth is, at this time, facing great difficulties and conflict, internationally and globally, as it is continuing to abuse, pollute and corrupt in a blind and selfish way; having no true insight as to why natural disasters are so evidently manifesting in a karmic response to man’s inhumanity and selfish desires!

If we can approach these problems with real insight and inner vision, we can see beyond the surface level.  We need to open our minds and hearts to a more spiritual aspect as to why humanity has gone to extreme levels to exploit selfishly, not only its own kind, the human race, but also, towards the world around us!

It is, indeed, very essential to create and channel, from the spiritual dimensions, the infinite numbers of ways we can find to overcome this dire condition that we are all facing at this time!

Now, how does this relate to the heading of this article: Finding Unity in Diversity? Humankind has so much ability and creative potential.  Unfortunately, it has begun to believe that this sacred Earth can become a virtual graveyard because it is willing to create the means for further destruction and international conflict.  This is not how it was ordained to be! For, once, in ancient times, where all beings, seen and unseen, were united as one, this beloved Earth was a virtual playground. This is true, whether one believes in a supreme creator that we were all one with, who was called by many names, or we take the scientific view or model that all life began in a big bang.

For myself and those individuals that guide me from within, there is definitely a greater purpose for existence, for all its variation and diversity, which has divinely come forth from the Supreme Being!  Total respect is needed, also humility and thankfulness for all life in diversity.  We must be humbled and open our hearts and minds to seeking unity with all life around us and to work, diligently, for peace, love and harmony…for the good of all.

Blessings, Mandel, Sananda.                                        “Vision Quest”    www.friends4worldpeace@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Books

cow 3 I was given a vegan cookbook entitled Huglett’s Wood Cookbook. This is much more than pages of illustrated recipes.  Each dish is named after one of the farm animals resident at the above named sanctuary with a corresponding piece on each one’s history.  I found it moving, practical and a precious gift to keep.        facebook.com/Huglettswoodfarm/

 

fruitAnother author I came across while trying to improve my health was Anthony William, better known as the “Medical Medium”. I have three books of his but the first explains how Anthony came to be given this title.  It began when, as a young child of four, he received a message from the world of “Spirit” regarding the health of a loved one………

Anthony claims that all the information given through his books, Medical Medium, Thyroid Healing, Life Changing Foods and more, has come from these dimensions.  It comes across as obvious to the reader that the healing of the many is at the heart of the message on the pages of these works.

Life Changing Foods points out many fruits, especially wild blueberries, known to us in the U.K. as bilberries, as being at the top of the list. He writes, also, of the importance of the sun for healing. He reveals nutritional secrets and other knowledge regarding disease which has been passed to him by Spirit guidance and he makes the point, time and time again, that celery juice is extremely important in the healing process of most diseases.

Anthony William’s books are published by Hay House.    hayhouse.co.uk

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Readers may have noticed a vegan chocolate business entitled Vegan Town advertised in previous issues of the newsletter. I am excited to announce that its director is now publishing his own bi monthly magazine entitled Ethican which covers a wide scope of ethical topics.

The first issue is out this winter and for more information on how to obtain a copy, please go to:  

ETHICANMAG.COM

VEGANTOWN.CO.UK 

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Erick Henderson / Northstar Crystals – we offer a wide range of Crystals for Healing, Meditation & Development work. I offer impartial advice from my stall at shows and fairs around the UK and give talks and workshops nationwide, both publicly and to private groups.

www.northstarcrystals.com 

I also offer distance healing for people and animals as well as energy clearing for houses and assistance with related issues.

Telephone Erick on 07990 874699

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Supporter Reports.

Readers will remember A.R.I.S supporter, Therese, went to live on a Spanish mountain.  Well, she wasted no time in rescuing desperate animals in need. The latest is a dear little dog.   Here is the account of her rescue, as reported by Therese:

“My friend and I were driving home and saw a small dog cross the main road and go in to a storm drain.  We stopped and left food where she went.  Since then we have, between us, fed her, there, every night at 9pm.  We named her Bella.

 

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We had only seen her a handful of times when, one night, I went there and she came through one of the tunnels. I kept talking to her and lying flat, let her sniff me. I kept stroking her and slipped a collar over her head.  With my other hand I rang my husband and friend for assistance.

Bella is at present in my last empty bedroom with air conditioning on. She has bad mange and lots wrong. Altogether we removed over 70 ticks. The vet said if it was found she was chipped, he would call the police. However, there was no chip. He thinks she was a breeding dog – her bosoms are hanging down so far. He did ultrasound to check she was not pregnant and said she had no milk and hadn’t had pups recently. Thank God! She is old, has a few teeth and a broken toe – an old injury. He put her on antibiotics and five days of steroids.

She is so loving and happy to have a bed and attention.  I will try and find a home, or else it’s the Dogs’ Home for her – our Phoebe hates other dogs. I’ve got Bella in the end wing with access out through the garage, two cats and two dogs in the main house, Kiki cat, who hates cats,  in my bedroom and small meshed outdoor patio which is in the other wing,  five ferals in the end bedroom with big meshed terrace and two birds in the kitchen and pigeon aviary.

After all my illnesses this year, I can’t tell you what it has done for my self esteem! To catch her was a seemingly impossible task and especially when I did it on my own!! Well, I definitely had our helpers from above with me, so, I wasn’t alone!”

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Joseph, a Scottish supporter, drew my attention to the piece of news, below and I shared his joy in the realisation that “Yes. It is all happening” when I heard that on December 21st,  2018, “stars” and celebrities, along with input from several animal charities, including The Blue Cross (bluecross.org.uk) and Wild life Aid  Foundation, (wildlifeaid.org.uk)  provided an evening of entertainment for Animals in Need which raised more than £640,000

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As many readers will know, Tony Ortzen was editor of that wonderful Spiritualist monthly magazine, Two Worlds. Since our last newsletter, it merged with the well-known and loved Psychic News which he now edits.

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Here is a story from Tony’s May 2017 Editorial of Two Worlds:

 LET’s part with a heart-warming story which shows true empathy between a penguin and a human.  It concerns a South American Magellanic penguin who swims 5000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.

Retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman, Joao Perei de Souza, 71, who lives in an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, found the tiny penguin covered in oil and close to death, lying on rocks on his local beach in 2011.

Joao cleaned the oil off the penguin’s feathers, fed him a daily diet of fish to build his strength and named him Dindim.

After a week, he tried to release the penguin back into the sea but Dindim would not leave.

“He stayed with me for eleven months and then, just after he changed his coat with new feathers, disappeared.” said Joao.

Just a few months later, Dindim returned. One day, he spotted the fisherman on the beach and followed him home.

Subsequently, Dindim has spent eight months of the year with Joao and is believed to spend the rest of the time breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile.

It is thought he swims several thousands of miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.

“I love the penguin like it’s my own child,” said Joao, “And believe the penguin loves me. No one else is allowed to touch him.  He pecks them if they do.”

“Dindim lays on my lap, lets me give him showers, allows me to feed him sardines and pick him up.”

“Everyone said he wouldn’t return but he has been coming back to visit me.  Dindim arrives in June and leaves to go home in February.”

“Every year, he becomes more affectionate as he appears even happier to see me.”

Biologist, Joao Paulo Krajewski commented, “I have never seen anything like this before.  I think the penguin believes Joao is part of his family and probably a penguin, as well.”

“When he sees him, he wags his tail like a dog and honks with delight. And, just like that, the world seems a better place again.”

Quite so.  Just like a penguin, we should also waddle off and do all we can to make the world a calmer, kinder, more caring place…

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Elissa PN ad-page-001

 

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Sanctuary   bear

 

I recently paid a visit to the glorious Lake District. No. I wasn’t walking – a bit too cold for me in “them there” hills at this time of year, magical though they seemed, as we drove over them to the picturesque town of Kendal.

There was something of an optical illusion taking place, as one got the sense of being able to reach out and touch the gold-green mountainside, as it draped itself in an embrace of white, wispy mist. What appeared to be a drop of a few feet must have been a hundred. As beautiful as it all was, there came times when I had to sink down in my seat, close my eyes and pray!  Yes. I have a sheer terror of heights.

We arrived at our destination; the vegan fair in aid of Animals Asia Foundation. We had come to hear founder, Jill Robinson’s talk about her Moon bear sanctuaries…after tasting scrummy cakes and buying merchandise, of course.  We arrived too late for a hot meal, as the event was so successful they had sold out by midday.

Jill moved her audience to tears as she told of how the foundation was born and the rescues of so many of these soulful creatures began.  To illustrate this, she showed a photograph of herself holding the extended hand of the very first bear she had had the honour to meet. She named her Hong.

This bear was kept in a small cage and would have bile painfully extracted from her liver, repeatedly. The purpose of this was to produce liver and gall bladder remedies for traditional Asian medicine.

Today, this still goes on.  Wounds are visible on the beautiful, sensitive faces of some of these creatures and their eyes are blinded through self injury, as they batter their foreheads against the bars, in despair. They spend their lives in these circumstances.

That first encounter with Hong changed Jill’s life and for the last twenty years she has dedicated her life to freeing as many bears as possible from this misery.  From being unable to stand up in small cages, they now run, play and love freely, in an environment suited to their natural needs. Their unique personalities have surfaced and they are a joy to all around them.    Healing is brought to their injuries and bile extraction wounds by A.A.F’s veterinary teams and they are loved, as family, by the sanctuary workers.

There are Animals Asia Foundation sanctuaries in China and Vietnam and recently, an agreement was signed by the Foundation and the Vietnamese Government to end bear bile farming by 2022.

Apart from having already rescued 600 bears, Jill’s work with the Chinese and Vietnamese Governments has seen many cats and dogs rescued from the cruel meat trade.  A scheme began years ago with a canine rescue they named “Dr. Dog”.  This little bundle was taken into care homes, bringing a therapy to the patients that had remarkable healing results.  Now, there are more dogs doing this work and people are realising their value as loving companions instead of viewing them as tasty dishes – the inevitable fate of so many of these animals.

www.animalsasia.org/uk

I have always thought of dogs as “Gifts from God” and anyone who has had a close relationship with one will agree with me.  They teach us selfless love and make us feel so special.  Their loyalty is second to none and they “know” when we are hurting without witnessing any show of emotion. They have shown grief, remarkable courage, and have, time and again, demonstrated their intelligence while being exploited for the same.

I have not had a relationship with a bear but I will finish with a quote I found on the Get Bear Smart Society web page:

“Bears are beautiful, sentient beings who are extremely large in personality, polite and even empathetic. They also have a keen sense of community and are not as solo and independent as people have suggested they are. They are peaceful, thoughtful, emotionally intelligent animals who truly love their kids. They are trustworthy and that is especially true of a mother and her cubs.  They have a jolly sense of humour, curiosity and compassion.”

Ellie Lamb.  Bear Viewing Guide.

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My Foundling

Anon

 

fluffy dog

                                                

A small, fluffy bundle crept out of the ditch

Fur, colour of lilies, eyes and nose, black as pitch.

Crying with terror of being alone

Whimpering with fear of the new face- unknown.

What had he done wrong? He was barely alive.

Dumped, as if rubbish,  how could he survive?

Torn from his mother, left to his fate,

With no will from another to show love, only hate.

I picked up the waif, like a soft cuddly toy.

He knew he was safe and we both cried for joy.

I pressed my cheek to him.  He was home – he could tell.

He drenched me with kisses. Oh. That sweet, puppy smell.

If he’d been there much longer… if no love had been shown,

He’d have perished from hunger and that night, it snowed.

The pleasure he’s brought me is too much to be told.

I love him so deeply and his love is gold.

He was so very lucky I found him in time

But what of all the others…and what is their crime?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Talk / Film Presentation

a talk / film presentation

film extracts : Healing cancer from inside out ,

Hoxsey , ESSIAC  ..

 

Sat. 15th  June  –  11.30am  –  2 pm.

The Manor Centre , Manor Rd. ,

Brimington  S43 1NN

admission free .

 

email

hera@nemesisawake.com

tel (01246)  906577

 

Patrick Rattigan  N.D.            author  ,  The Cancer Business .

Sanctuary in Derbyshire needs your support

Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/CharliesPlaceSanctuary/

Mansfield Mind Body Spirit Show this weekend.

Mansfield Mind Body Spirit Show,  April 7th/8th, 2018, John Fretwell Centre, Sookholme Road, Mansfield, Notts. NG19 8LL off the A60, four miles north of Mansfield town centre. Bus 11 0r 12 from Mansfield bus station.

Sat. 10-6. Sun 10-5.   Daily admission  £5. concessions £4. Two day pass £8. Consessions £7.  Children free.

http://www.mansfield show.com.   email: eric@northstarcrystals.com

Mansfield Mind Body Spirit Event

There is the popular Mansfield Mind Body Spirit Show this weekend, October 7th/8th at  the  John Fretwell Centre, Sookholme Road, Mansfield, Notts.  NG19 8LL .  Doors open 10 a.m  -6pm Sat and Sun 10am – 5pm.

28 free talks or workshops. Stalls (60 exhibitors).

Admission: £5 Concession £4  Two day pass £8/£7  Children free.

http://www.mansfieldshow.com  Facebook mansfieldshow.

 

Animal Rights in Spiritualism 2017 Newsletter 2017.

Dedicated to the memory of William, Myra Manns, Katy Bullas, Father Ronald,   Daisy Williams, Gypsy Winder,  Cynthia O’Neill, Snake , Remi Brocklehurst , Mr. Tiddles,  Minnie, Rebel, Sheltie and Poppy Currie- these cats, dogs and humans who continue to give much love from the Spirit World .

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Hello Everyone and a happy 2017 to you! Well. 2016 was a year of changes, wasn’t it?  Some good, some bad, but then nothing is ever black and white and I believe in  always working to get the best out of situations.  As we leave the European Union , one opportunity which looms high on the list of possibilities is the chance to change our agricultural policies for the better, as more and more calls for the vegan diet to be taken seriously as a contender to halt climate change are heard.

We should shout loudly, now, for the UK to  have vegan menus in schools, hospitals, prisons and care homes, as well as to  subsidise farmers to grow “vegan” rather than reward them to keep their land empty or, worse still, exploit our cattle, pigs , sheep and birds in the wasteful, pollutive and immensely cruel meat and dairy industries.  Last summer, thirty six conservative M.P.’s called for more environmentally friendly farming methods post Brexit. Labour also have vegan, Kerry McArthy  holding similar views to all of the above .  Recently, Compassion in World Farming  have asked us to sign their on-line petition to the government for the ban of live exports when we become under U.K. Rule.

In recent times we have seen some of the worst floods in  the United Kingdom in many years.  This is devastating for those who lost their homes and livelihoods but  how would these people feel  if we were to tell them that livestock farming and the conditions for obtaining farming subsidies were at the root of their misery?

According to an on-line Daily Mail report by George Monbiot,  “The heaviest rain falls in the hills, and what happens there is a crucial determinant of the impacts downstream.

 Rational policies would seek to ensure that water hitting the hills is held there for as long as possible before it begins its downhill journey. And this, above all, means having trees and other deep vegetation.

A study in mid-Wales discovered that where trees are allowed to grow on the hills, water is absorbed by the soil 67 times more efficiently than where they are absent. Where sheep have grazed the vegetation closely and compacted the soil with their hooves, the land behaves almost like concrete: water flashes off immediately and begins its devastating rush downhill.”

E.U. rules state that , in order for a farmer to collect his subsidies, the land he grazes his sheep upon has to be in “agricultural condition”  – bare.  No trees , scrub or natural features like ponds are allowed. These are the very things which nature put in place to ensure water was soaked up for the benefit of all: vegetation; wildlife and us.

So, trees are important for so many reasons, including preventing floods, yet the livestock industry, whether for sheep farming subsidies or grazing land for cattle, is the main culprit as regards their destruction.

Nature always holds the answer and we pay a heavy price for ignoring her perfect network.  Not only flora but fauna play a part in it…unless, of course we hunt them to near extinction as was the case with our native beaver. It seems that the dams they make so skilfully in no time at all, filter the water slowly enough to prevent the rivers flooding.  The new train of thought is to release more of them into our wild to do their job which not only allows them to fulfil their lives in a way which is natural to them but is of huge benefit to us and the planet we share with them.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

I never cease to be appalled and shocked by human behaviour as regards the treatment of animals but I wouldn’t expect a body which  is supported by the wildlife trusts to ask for five thousand volunteers from the public to bludgeon grey squirrels to death.

Yes. I gasped, too.  Yet, it seems this entertaining and industrious little creature who has given so much pleasure to many by its antics is to be culled because it, allegedly, threatens the red squirrels existence. Experts dispute this and point out that before 1973, people could get a license to shoot red squirrels and many ecologists say that it is habitat loss and  human activity that is a threat to the red squirrel not the greys.

Even if the grey squirrel were to blame in some indirect way for the red’s decline,  it does not deserve to be murdered, let alone bludgeoned to death.  This is inhumane.  What does it say about the wildlife trusts?

If it is still relevant by the time this newsletter reaches you, please sign the on-line petition and withdraw your support from such trusts.

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Don’t we find that beliefs and practices among the mystics , psychics and mediums of Spiritualism, and some of the older belief systems occasionally overlap? Take for instance the belief in “Power Animals”.  We have all seen, or perhaps purchased, a pack of  cards dealing with the subject by use of oracle.  Each card has a picture of an animal and a message of guidance  from the collective spirit of each of the creatures.

These cards can be laid out in such a way  as to give a reading and can be read intuitively by those  with such gifts  .  I must admit that when one opens one’s heart sincerely to this collective spirit, remarkable and profound guidance can ensue, for we are communicating with the group spirit of the species.

In my understanding ,this group spirit is also recognised by The Essene Brotherhood, (www.essenes.org/) a strictly vegetarian sect to which Jesus was connected in his upbringing and spiritual study.  The Essenes have a large picture of a beautiful  dog  gracing their altar,  whose universal spirit of “Dog” is closely connected to the Godhead and is Divine – a pure, high energy  which we are meant to hold in reverence and high esteem.  I have always thought of dogs as being gifts from God in light of their selfless nature which is active in their love for us.

Most of us will have heard of the 100th monkey syndrome which got its name from  scientific research undertaken with a group of monkeys on Koshima, one of a group of Japanese islands.  These Macaques were supplied with sweet potatoes to eat.  It was found that  when one little monkey accidentally dropped her potato into the lake she found it tasted much better from being washed in this way.  From then on, she industriously rinsed all her potatoes before eating.  This soon caught on with all her fellow islanders and there is nothing unusual in that , except that when their number reached 100, this awareness and practice of washing food spread to the consciousness of monkeys on the neighbouring islands, over the sea, who had had no contact  with those on Koshima..

It is this same principle which the Essenes and some other spiritual disciplines follow in their healing practice , by way of using a symbol  of an animal to bring healing to its whole species, or connect the spirit of the species to one animal who needs healing .

For example, if we wish to bring protection to all hedgehogs when crossing the roads, we could place an ornament sculptured as a hedgehog within the healing circle to focus the energy on our purpose.  The thought should then travel, along with the healing force, to its destinations. However, the object is not just a focal point for the sending of energy. The sculptor had a clear picture of  this creature within his/her mental energy and would probably have modelled the  creation  on a real hedgehog in sight. As with a photograph, personal and collective D.N.A. seems to be present on its spiritual level.

Returning to the ancient, non Christian belief systems, we are all meant to have our own personal power animal, who, rather like the spirit guides we are familiar with, stay with us for life and can be called upon for help, guidance and protection. (This may have been the witches “Familiar”)  We are imbued with this particular creature’s virtues and strengths as it is so much a part of us but, as with our guides, we have to unfold our connection with it within through meditation or “journeying”. The latter can be developed through guided visualisation involving scenes of nature.

I feel sure the Great Animal Spirit, along with the overall Great Spirit works with all those who strive to  bring peace and liberation to all creatures on Earth.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Around the Members.

 It is my delight to bring in a story with a reasonably happy ending which highlights the atrocious plight of Spain’s hunting dogs.

Our dear , hard working animal rescuer and A.R.I.S. supporter, Therese McElwee, is moving to Spain and on her recent visit there was able to do  what we all constantly wish to do and bring animals out of misery into a place of love and peace.

Here is her account:

When my friend Lorraine and I were staying at the house in Spain we saw a very thin dog a few miles from home. She seemed very nervous and we couldn’t catch her. We went twice a day for the rest of the week, but never saw her again.

 

Around the same time, we heard of a cat with mange in the village. This led us to buy a cat carrier and we then also spent the week looking for him, but didn’t spot him.

 

Two nights before coming home to England, we stopped at a restaurant, halfway down the mountain (the only one that does bean burgers!) and after the meal, went outside  with our drinks to smoke (I know, I know!). Suddenly,  two brown podenco type dogs appeared. The smaller (mother dog, we think) was very friendly. The daughter was so nervous, we just couldn’t catch her. After an hour and three of us trying, I squatted on the floor and asked St. Francis to help me. At that moment, she walked up to me and I grabbed her round the scruff!

 The dogs had been wandering on a busy mountain road and the mother dog had spiked wire on the collar and a shackle – for training her, no doubt.

Back home and with a good meal inside them, they were so happy. The mother dog had been attacked by something, as she had small wounds on her. I made them up beds with cushions, but during the night they came to the side of my bed and I lifted them  on to it where they both spent the next hours cuddled up to me.

 The following morning we took them to the Dog Shelter, where we met a lovely Spanish girl called Maria who found the mother dog was chipped! The  owner didn’t  come to claim them for twenty days. After twenty one days they can be re-homed. The claimant had to pay one hundred and twenty euros per dog. Maria let me know that the  person to whom the dogs belongs lives not far from my village, so I can look out for them.

At this Shelter, a lot of English and Scandinavian people go to volunteer and walk the dogs each day. Some dogs have been there years.

 I already know so many people involved with animals out there -even one at a local  bar, a Belgian, who rescues dogs. Last week, I was out there again and saw a white van with “Animal Rights” written on it. I found the owners, Gwen and James – both in their 80’s!   They run a  street cat rescue about 45 minutes from me.  They have over 100 cats – dogs too. They neuter and spay the street cats. It was so lovely to meet them. Their website is ‘Asoc.StreetCats’.

 Please also google – http://www.occupyforanimals – which will tell you all you need to know about the Spanish Hunting Dogs – Galgos and Podencos. The cruelty in this world is almost too much to bear. Anything one can do is worth doing. –………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Here we remember our valued supporter,  Myra Manns who  passed over to the Spirit World a few days after Christmas in 2016. Myra had run an animal sanctuary  for many years and at age seventy nine, was forced to make changes .

Her dedication to the welfare of animals meant Myra could not give up helping them.   So, instead  of  taking in more animals, she turned to animal birth control as a means of preventing much suffering.  The slogan on her leaflet reads:

SAVE LIVES – SPAY AND NEUTER.

RESCUE AND REHOMING MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO ONE LIFE.

SPAYING AND NEUTERING MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO MANY LIVES.

 

For advice, help and contribution towards cost of spay and neuter operations, contact: H.A.R.K. and Animal Birth Control. Thank you.

Now, the trustees are undergoing a period of reflection regarding Myra’s sad passing before continuing the work of H.A.R.K.  It is early days, therefore, there will be an update in the next newsletter as to their progress.

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Since the last newsletter,  Holly,  our supporter from  Wiltshire, has sent me newsletters of a group she is very much involved with, namely, Nurses Movement for Responsible Medicine .    www.nmrm.org/

 N.M.R.M. was founded in 2007 by Cynthia O’Neill, S.R.N.,  S.C.M., Q.N., H.V.S. who sadly passed over to spirit on 30th November 2015. The movement enabled Nurses to voice their alarm regarding the high number of deaths caused by  the side effects of some medical drugs.

Here is an excerpt from 2017 Issue 12:

  When attending a Royal College of Nursing conference in 2007 our founder, Cynthia O’Neill, S.R.N., S.C.M., QN., H.V., saw a demonstration of a new life size £25,000 computer human patient model that is used in Medical Schools and is 100% proof that we now have a model that can be fed, have umpteen drugs inserted and the computer will file out all relevant facts. He/she blinks eyes, bleeds, changes temperature and does everything one can imagine. The brain behind such an engineered model shows we have proper scientific methods and, again, stresses that vivisection or animal testing is a fraud, in fact the biggest fraud in the history of the human race!

 

Cynthia O’Neill, S.R.N., S.C.M., QN., H.V. S:

Students seem to be far more aware than their teachers of the outdated nature of the schools in which they are obliged to learn. Protests by students and young doctors are heard all over the world against methods that are not only cruel but also stupid and corrupting, both morally and technically.”…..

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It is remarkably uncanny how, when our animals pass on, they often seem  to guide other creatures in need to our doorsteps. Long time A.R.I.S. Supporter, Janet Williams, who lives in Portsmouth (and sends all of you  her love, by the way) had such an experience, recently, when her beloved cat, Daisy, passed to Spirit .

A thin, hungry, injured but “owned”  cat, who had been visiting her, turned up at her house one day and went straight upstairs to her bed.  He was subdued and there was blood on the carpet where he had been sitting.  Janet  could see a large swelling at the base of his tail.

Already having told his owners that their cat visited her while letting them know where she lived ,  Janet made no bones about confronting the people he lived with and subsequently, they took him to the vet. When bumping into the wife later on, Janet asked how the cat was and the woman answered that he had had a large abcess drained and stitched  and was on anti-biotics.

The strange thing was that when Janet first told me her cat had passed over, I didn’t send my full sympathies in  a proper “comfort” letter until months later, yet  the cat turned up looking for emergency help and attention he wasn’t getting at home on the very day my letter about Daisy’s passing arrived.  Had Daisy been guiding him to Janet with his previous visits, for-seeing his future urgent need and was my letter  “Spirit” engineered to arrive when it did,  being  Daisy’s way of letting Janet know she was behind it? I like to believe this is evidence of the good work animals do on the other side and proof they are always there for the ones they love. Janet told me she was glad the cat had felt he could come  for help and added “May be, just may be,  my dear little Daisy sent him here.”

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Laura Beaumont, our Hampshire supporter gave a talk in February this year to the Theosophical Society on the subject of the Humane Christ.  Laura used the A.R.I.S. Leaflet “What Jesus Said…” to bring awareness of the real message this great master brought to the Earth, which was the sacredness of all life .

I also spoke on behalf of the animals and Animal Rights in Spiritualism since the last newsletter at the Mind, Body, Spirit event near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, organised by  North Star Crystals (www.mansfieldshow.com)   and more recently staged a fund-raiser for Safe haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land (www.safehaven4donkeys.org ) in Chesterfield. We raised almost £216 in a short afternoon and gave out the vegan, spiritual message.  All helpers contributed tasty vegan cakes and savouries and there was a warm Christmas spirit.  We only have to sow the seed in one person at events such as these for good to escalate.

Thanks to Sarah and James Rickard , David and Anne Somerville, Elizabeth Mellor, Sheffield Vegans and Ray Tubbs for their support on the day and special thanks to  faithful helpers, Alistair Hamilton and Chris Hedley with whom I also worked the monthly summer stalls.

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Meanwhile, in downtown Brighton, foxy Sue, ( Sue Fox) mentioned previously in our newsletters, is taking the town by storm by using her everyday life to convert people to veganism. Leaflets on every subject relating to the cause bulge from her pockets along with “sneaky” animal- free chocs.  By the time she’s swooped upon her prey , they wonder how they ever could have consumed “dead bodies”  and “mastitis milk.”

Sue has also taken part in “Veganuary” whereby messages are,  quite legally, chalked  on roads, walls and most available spaces, with leaflets discreetly placed in the sausage sections of well known stores.

Veganuary (replacing January) has really taken off ,with the group PETA (www.peta.org.uk/ ) filling every billboard  of Clapham Common overground with posters showing  an image of each farm animal with the message “I’m me.  I am not food for your  dinner plate”  Perhaps we could adopt January as our vegan month , asking our churches and spiritual centres to hold a display of  vegan information, emphasising the effect on health and weight from going “animal free”.  Just after belly bursting Christmas, it might go down very well.

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Richard Marshall, medium for The Cosmic Brotherhood, whose teachings have been featured in our newsletters over the years, is now  on the committee at Slough Spiritualist Church and has managed to raise sixty pounds for Hillside  Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, by placing a collection box in the church.  Well done to Richard.  Do visit the church if you are in the area.

Similar sanctuaries to Hillside are The Retreat Animal Rescue in Kent and  in the Midlands,  we have Brinsley Farm Animal Sanctuary near Nottingham.

http://www.retreatanimalrescue.org.uk

http://brinsleyanimalrescue.org/contact/

Hillside, as many of you know, takes in rescued farm animals and investigates farms and slaughterhouses for neglect and cruelty.  It also educates the public on factory farming etc., through its very good leaflets.

Our dear A.R.I.S. Supporters, the Dane family,  help out at Hillside, with David  also donating some of his  ethereal paintings of the Norfolk Broads. Julia Dane sells “Tropic” vegan toiletries on-line.  She enthuses that they are absolutely lovely and  upon viewing them for the first time I must say the  products look first class.   Julia told me that  they are 100% cruelty free, endorsed by The Vegan Society , PETA and Cruelty Free International.   She has very kindly offered to donate a £4 bale of hay for the Hillside sanctuary animals for every £20 order  made by A.R.I.S. members.  (Please state on your order in bold that you are an A.R.I.S. supporter.)  This may rise  to around £5  donation  for every £26 order as prices increase along the way. A.R.I.S. supporters will then receive a Hillside card and certificate from Julia with confirmation of their order.  Julia further explains : “I don’t physically keep the products, apart from those for my own personal use – orders are emailed directly through to Surrey and I receive a copy of the the order, which doesn’t include the email address.  Therefore anyone ordering in support of Hillside needs to email me direct to explain this  – Hillside tend to take about ten days at the moment to send out the donation certificate etc to me so it might be a fortnight plus before the customer receives it.   If someone places an order for £20 I will receive no personal advantage after I have paid for the bale of hay and then the postage to send the certificate  on to the customer.  Therefore, for example, as and when the hay price increases to £5 the value of any order would need to be a minimum of approx £25″. 

Julia adds, “Also, although it’s not directly to do with me, animal lovers wanting a relatively inexpensive British holiday can stay at lovely accommodation within the West Runton sanctuary where I volunteer, which is situated directly on the North Norfolk Coast.”

juliadanetropicskincare@gmail.com

http://www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/juliadane  

 Donation options can be seen at  www.hillside.org.uk

Coming back to the basics of Spiritualism now, Julia recommends to A.R.I.S. supporters the following website of Victor Zammit which deals with the afterlife, mentions veganism and condemns animal cruelty:

www.victorzammit.com

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Sian Winstanley of Chesterfield  produced an excellent postcard this Spring in aid of  bees, asking councils not to mow verges, roundabouts etc., of dandelions  at that time of year  as these creatures need them to survive, other flowers not yet available in quantity.   Next Spring, would readers  be so kind as to order and  send them on to their councils?   http://www.pan-uk.org

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Pat’s Points  

Dandelion Days    

The dandelion – taraxacum officinale – is now in bloom , except where the sprayers are dominant , with their Monsanto  Roundup and other planet killers.

This herb flowers early and is a bee-friendly plant of fundamental importance .

As a human health aid it is, arguably, the most valuable of the free plants , growing wild in the UK .

The whole herb is used : at blossoming time , the flower can also be used : the nature spirits told me – at least , I think it was them – that they  do not object if flowers are picked when they are used for reasons of health , nutritional or medicinal .

Amongst its main constituents are carotenoids and sesquiterpine

lactones , vitamins  A – in large amounts , B , C and E  ,  calcium, iron , potassium , manganese,  folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper.

It is a bitter tonic ,  diuretic , pancreatic regulator , mild laxative , detoxifier , bile duct stimulator and on .. and on  .

Some of the conditions it is used for include cancer , heart diseases, diabetes , eczema , obesity , arthritis , hypoglycaemia , anorexia nervosa , oedema , warts – locally  , splenic disorders , lack of appetite , anaemia , depression  .. : it is a liver and kidney specific .

It can produce around 160 seeds per flower head  , each seed with its own parasol to carry  it to distant places : this should tell us that the dandelion is a plant that The Great Spirit wants to spread around .

One way to use it is to combine the decoction with the cold-water extraction :

this produces the elements which need to be extracted by the former and the enzymes etc which are found in the latter .

Nettle News

Another weed  is the nettle – urtica dioica : parts used , young leaves and seeds : contains high amounts of chlorophyl , acetyl-choline , iron , calcium , silica .. vitamin C ,  histamine , serotonin .

It is a blood tonic , diuretic , hypo-glycaemic , expectorant , circulatory stimulant , hypotensive , regulates the flow of breast milk , uric acid eliminator , anti-rheumatic  .. : used for anaemia , detox , gout , kidney and splenic disorders , diabetes , chronic skin diseases  …

Another candidate for no.1 : “ no plant is more useful in domestic medicine .” Hilda Leyel .

  “ Stinging nettle is an astringent, diuretic, tonic, anodyne, pectoral, rubefacient, styptic, anthelmintic, nutritive, alterative, hemetic, anti-rheumatic, anti-allergenic, anti-lithic/lithotriptic, haemostatic, stimulant, decongestant, hepatic, febrifuge, kidney depurative/nephritic, galactagogue, hypoglycemic, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, and anti-histamine.  ” Kassie Vance .Decoction : handful of leaves to a pint of boiling water : leave 15 minutes  : 1 cup doses , 3 x day

The CAISSE formula  :

burdock – arctium lappa  , slippery elm – ulmus rubra , turkey rhubarb – rheum palmatum and sheeps sorrel – rumex acetosella .

Nurse Rene Caisse originated the wide-spread use of this formula : her name , reversed , ESSIAC , is a brand name and has been commandeered by a company which likes to charge some very impressive prices .

It is a nutritional treatment , in herbal form : attempts were made, by the cancer industry and its political / bureaucratic agents to classify the mix as a drug and thereby , control its use .

Rene obtained the recipe from a woman who had been treated for breast cancer, thirty years , earlier , by an Native American medicine man .       She used the nutritional mix to treat cancer patients ,  free of charge , for 54 years .

The analysis includes iron , calcium , magnesium , copper , zinc , manganese , silica , selenium , chromium , cobalt , phosphorus , potassium , sodium , sulphur , iodine … a large range of vitamins , organic acids , benzaldehyde – a component of amygdalin … too many to list .

The evidence of the efficiency of  ESSIAC is overwhelming and , as such , the cancer industry , particularly “ cancer research ” , maintains an unrelenting  policy of  keeping the subject  ring-fenced and a strictly no-go area .

“ Cancer Research UK”  – £ 1 billion+ collected-every-two-years :  3,900-office-staff -says “… there is no evidence that it cures cancer or helps to control symptoms.”

With its huge nutritional content , ESSIAC is used for a multitude of conditions : it is made by decoction .

One woman reported , after 5 months of use : aches , pains , swelling of varicose veins , general water retention , psoriasis , nose sun spot , gallstone attacks , grey hair roots – all gone : more energy, eyebrows growing , again , stronger finger nails , breast cysts going , healthier gums , whiter teeth   .. and on .

I use this , as standard , alongside , the organic plant diet : sometimes with apricot kernels : the therapy is directed at , first , stopping making cancer : then the re-instatement of the immune defences , through the alkalising , oxygenating nutritional regime .

   This a simple treatment – when the patient is not 1 / 2 / 3 parts   dead thanks to “ life-saving modern cancer treatment ” . 

                                                               hera@nemesisawake.co.uk

Irish “Thought for the Day”

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”

                                               Cormac McCarthy .

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Animal Communication

 We take a look at the subject through scientific eyes, with a piece from Tony Ortzen’s editorial of the November 2016 issue of Two Worlds magazine:

Riding hats on!  Let’s saddle up and canter off to our next story, as scientists have discovered that horses can communicate with humans.

   By offering slices of carrot as an incentive, scientists trained them to touch a board with their muzzle to indicate if they wanted to wear a rug.  The horses’ requests matched the weather.

   Lead researcher Dr. Cecilie Mejdell, of the Norwegian Veterinary  Institute, said they wanted to find a way whether or not a horse liked wearing a blanket.

“I think our study adds to the knowledge on Horse cognition – about what horses are able to learn and how they think.” she told the B.B.C.

   “Horses are often considered  to be not very intelligent, but this shows that using the right methods they can actually communicate and express their opinions and take choices that seem sensible to us.”

   Scientists worked with a horse trainer to teach 23 horses of various breeds how to communicate with humans.

   First a horse was trained to approach a board hung on a fence and touch it with its muzzle.  Next it was taught to tell the difference between different symbols on the board – blanket on (horizontal bar), blanket off (vertical bar) and no change (blank).

  Finally, the horse learned to associate a particular action with the symbols on the board.

 By the end of the training, a horse was able to signal if it was too cold or too hot by going to the appropriate board and asking for its rug to be put on or removed.

 Researchers found that horses requested a blanket in wet, windy, cold conditions but went without when it was sunny.

   Karen McComb, professor of animal behaviour and cognition at the university of Sussex, said the training method would be useful in animal welfare. 

 “This is a really interesting and innovative study that has conceived  a very novel way of getting at what is going on in the mind of the horse.” she said.

As a spiritualist, not only do I believe that all animals survive death, but many of them have a  psychic link to humans which we can ill afford to ignore though sadly many do.

And from Tony’s January 2017 editorial we read a moving true story of canine heroism :

 ... a Bangor, County Down, family has described how their canny cockapoo called Teddy saved the life of their five-year-old son after he became trapped in a tumble dryer.

   Riley Gedge-Duffy suffered burns to his arms, back and head when the machine automatically started with the lad, who has Down’s syndrome, stuck inside.

   Aaron Duffy said his wife was vacuuming upstairs when the incident happened. She only knew something was wrong when Teddy began to bark.

 “Only for our dog going nuts and alerting my wife by running up and down  barking did she know that there was something up,” Mr Duffy said.

 “She literally just pulled Riley out. It didn’t matter if it was head first, feet first, legs whatever, he was coming out. So we got him out and literally cooled him down.

 “Teddy’s going to get a fillet steak. I can guarantee that.  She’s a very smart dog.”

  Riley was rushed to the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, and received treatment for burns to his arms, back and head.

    Mr Duffy said the ambulance driver told him that suffocation would normally take only about five minutes inside such a tumble dryer, even if the machine had not started.

   “Riley was born with Down’s syndrome, so he’s not aware of any danger,” he added. “It’s just the way Riley is. He tends to take himself off and find a wee corner if he wants to get away from it all.”

“Yesterday, he decided the tumble dryer was where he wanted to go. We have a bigger than usual dryer because there are six of us in the house and have lots of laundry.”

 Mr Duffy said his son’s injuries were mostly bruises from being bounced around the dryer. If Teddy “hadn’t alerted my wife and Riley had gone another two or three minutes, it’s more than likely he would have been dead.”

 This is the second time Teddy has warned of danger in the last two months, as she also alerted the family that an iPhone charger was catching fire .

Tony Ortzen edits “Two Worlds,” Spiritualism’s 76-page independent monthly magazine, which was founded in 1887.

Two free copies are available to download at

 www.twoworldsmag.co.uk

If you would like a sample copy sent by post, please e-mail your name and address to tortzen@globalnet.co.uk or write to “Two Worlds,” PO Box 55307, London SE16 6WW. An annual UK postal subscription is £22.95.

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Healing List.

Sharon Jones,  Carole Neale-Eyre, Tony Ortzen,  Leisha & Philip Yates, Philip’s mother, Peter Spillet, Pat Taylor, Barnaby, Solo, Hetta, Janet Williams, Denise Bottal’s mum, Shirley Mahoney, Ten Ten,  Socks, Sylvia Murphy ,  Shadow, Phyllis James, Joan Birch & friends, Roger Raynes, Betsy, Poppy, Lucy, Margaret Towler & Kevin, her cat, Vivienne Brocklehurst, Gina Szwelicka, Sian Winstanley, the Alan Berry family, Bangers, Don Gwillim, Annie, Dalcin Stacey, Pina Marsala, Patricia Thompson, Lucy, Dr. Carling, Richard Marshall, Simone Phillips, Juliet Gale and cat, Monty, Charlotte Orr, Margaret Slack, Elaine and David Hall, Mary Ashton, Jennifer Preston, Vivien White, Elizabeth Green, Pippin, Jennifer Briddon, Sophie, Gemma, Emily, Alison Scott, Rita Benson, Gerard Schmidt, Jeannette Bardell, Colleen, Marek, Luke, Sandy , Christina England, Mandel Rheems  and all in need.

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I thought supporters would like to know that Marks and Spencer do  Vegan BUAV approved perfumes. It isn’t always obvious which are vegan as they  mark the packages with the B.U.A.V. bunny which denotes “free from animal testing” only.  However, it does state which products are vegan when reading the blurb online,  so I made a list for readers’ convenience, to use when shopping  in your high street branch:

Florentyna range.

Florentyna, White Flowers, Midnight Flora

Eu de Toilette & Parfum

Per Una range

White Orchid, Bird of Paradise (eco, too)

toilette.

Autograph range

Black Amber (eco, too)

toilette

La Maison range

Fleur de Orange, Fleur deVervain, Fleur deMimosa

eu de parfum.

Other.

Island Escape, Opulence Oud.

eu de parfum

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“One Earth Vision”

We are a small community working for planetary peace; also to offer spiritual teachings and healing, free of charge.

Contact: Mandel & Carol

Email: friends4worldpeace@yahoo.co.uk

www.friends4worldpeace.weebly.co.uk

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Ethical store

We’re an independent family run business based in Derbyshire, England. We launched in January 2014 and we only stock delicious treats which are vegan (made using no animals products such as meat, gelatine, dairy and egg etc.,etc.) and are cruelty free (not tested on animals).

Follow the latest shenanigans on our Facebook & Twitter pages ♥

Vegan owned and run business

By buying from us you are safe in the knowledge that your money goes to other vegans who care about animals, the planet and ethical trading.

10p of every order goes to charity

Every single order placed through our website generates a 10p donation for two fantastic animal welfare charities.

They are:

Animals Asia

http://www.animalsasia.org

Hillside Animal Sanctuary

http://www.hillside.org.uk

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 Wasted Lives.

      by      

Carole Neale Eyre.

They languish in their lonely cage

 and wonder what they’ve done

to be a prisoner all their lives

 and never out to run

amongst the grass

 and smell the air,

 no other of their kind to share

 and feel the warming sun.

They cannot dig

 or grout the earth

 and burrow deep

and feel the soil beneath their feet.

They cannot see the clear blue sky,

 and those with wings, they cannot fly

 between the snowy clouds.

And life just passes by – passes by.

They can only keep on wondering why

 Why is this not all theirs to share?

Does no-one ever think or care,

how much in silence they suffer and plead

for their given rights – their life and needs?

Why can’t people ever let

them live their life as it should be?

Instead of being someone’s pet

they should be happy – they should be free.

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Male Cat with Aids Needs Home.

Beautiful male stray cat with Feline Aids…very calm tempered, needs a home that is preferably not with other cats and where he can stay indoors a lot. He is around 4/5 years old.

Currently not neutered but we are willing to do this before he is homed. Can travel to bring him to a loving new family. Any questions about the condition, management or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact me. sarah.rickards7@ntlworld.com

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      Must read:

     Barefoot, Bitless and Whipless

     by Jane Antcliff Wilson.

     “Horses are the link to a better world because of their sensitivity and healing powers and this is the story of how one horse, Pendal Spring Song, has started that journey towards liberation and a non-violent world.”

          www.barefootbitlesswhipless.co.uk

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Kate E A Berridge has been vegan for 42 years.

Since early childhood, Kate has been communicating with animals and accessing their memories. Having worked in animal rescue for 30 years, Kate has encouraged many people to turn their love of animals into positive action.

Giving talks and workshops about animal suffering, vegan philosophy and green spirituality since 1990, Kate also teaches meditation, healing and animal communication.

She is the founder of Celtic Spiritual Healing and Holistic Animal Therapy and gives healing to people and animals, using her healing technique Earthall ®.

Kate says: “Love of all life is the sacred bed-rock of my spirituality. I aim to be a voice for animals, the Earth and all those who work for love.”

www.celticspiritualhealing.com

www.holisticanimaltherapy.org

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“The animals come to this planet with a very special role.  Most of them are able to bring down Divine power from Heaven or love, just through their presence.  Some, like horses or rabbits, can protect their human care-givers from negative influences, or boost them with good health, good luck, even material fortune, joy or spiritual upliftment.  They watch out for us quietly, and humbly send blessings our way. Some of them are from higher levels of consciousness; they only came down in animal form to help humankind or other beings on Earth.”

Supreme Master Ching Hai.

http://www.Godsdirectcontact.org.fw/eng/cp/index.htm (English)

www.BeVeganMakePeace.com

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“Whatever lives does so because it is spirit.  Spirit is life, life is spirit.  Therefore, every living thing, creature, bird, fish, flower, tree, fruit, is spirit.

When you talk of higher and lower it is only a question of the stage of evolution that is reached compared with the other stages in the variegated forms of life.  To the fish you may be at a higher stage of evolution but to the hierarchy of our world you are at a lower stage.”

Silver Birch.

Male Cat with Aids Needs Home .

Hello All,

Could anyone who doesn’t have other cats give a male cat with feline aids a home?  The person he has been visiting would love to keep him but has other cats.  He is named Jinxie, is black and white, longhaired , un-neutered and around 5 years old.

The vet says whoever cares for him must keep him in primarily.

If anyone can help this poor stray who came to my friend Sarah looking for love, please email me on elissarattigan@hotmail.com  and I’ll forward your message to her.

With great thanks,

Elissa.

Winter Season ‘All Creatures’ Vegan Fair.

Winter Season ‘All Creatures’ Vegan Fair.

Spire Rooms  – across the grounds from the Crooked Spire

The Saints Parish Centre, 16, St. Mary’s Gate. Chesterfield.

1.30-4.30 PM   SAT. NOVEMBER 19TH.

Net proceeds to

Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land.

Vegan Food, Cakes,Teas & Coffee.

Stalls . Raffle. Lucky Dip.

Holistic Cancer Film Show.

Indian Head Massage/Hand reflexology .

Tel: 01246 230474 for Queries.

A Story about a Boy and his Spiritual Relationship with Dolphins.

Please go to  wwwtheperfectpairdolphintrilogy.com

Here it is possible minds may be changed forever as hearts are opened to the truth.

Holistic therapies , Reiki and other forms of healing.

Healing will take place, 1.30-4.30 at St Leonard’s Church , Valley Road, Spital, Chesterfield, Derbyshire  on Saturday 25th June.

Light vegan refreshments.

Donations to pay for hall hire welcome.

Contact 01246 230474 for further info.