Newsletter 2011

Animal Rights in Spiritualism

 2011 Newsletter

Dedicated to Dyc Browning,

Meg Blank and Willow Fox and
all our animal and human friends
who passed  to Spirit in 2010/11.   Season’s Greetings, Everyone,This year has shown itself to be following

the same trend as those in the past few

decades, hurtling towards whatever lies

ahead,  as some wait, with trepidation, for

‘2012’.

This is the year which is said to see all things good and bad come to a head. Whatever these things may be in relation to all our lives, isn’t it right and desirable that we should  live according to the laws of the universe,  through  its oneness and in  compassion towards all living beings?  Should we not do this whether or not we are trying to avert disaster…  whether or not  the prophecy is set to come true on such a definite date?   We, alone, collectively and individually,  make our own future, through our thoughts, feelings and actions of the present, which are usually based on our reactions to our past.

Truly negative aspects of the world, as we have known it, do seem to be crumbling. Therefore, some feel that the predictions are unfolding  already and have been for scores of years- that events are spreading themselves out  in a slightly more gradual  process, rather than heading for  ‘all-out’ change on a particular day.

  I do believe that things may get  worse before they get better, but I feel certain that good will light up the darkness and the planet will heal itself, eventually bringing us into a golden age.  The truth is, none of us knows, for sure, what will take place, but even hardened sceptics must acknowledge that we are indeed living in times of uncertainty. This is where our faith and belief comes in.  However,  should we follow our guides/mentors/gurus and prophets blindly? We should certainly ask our indispensable angels and guides for inspiration and direction but if we are to be truly one with the universe and divine will, we need to make our own decisions, based on

inner conviction, as well.

Good mediumship, often available from the platform, is  a high form of healing and can mean the difference between life and death to those grieving over the loss of a loved one, especially a child or  adopted animal. Yet, too many of us, seeking messages, don’t trust our own judgement and have reading after reading,  consulting oracle after oracle until we are completely confused. In my opinion, the seeking of guidance from a medium or psychic when it is not  for evidence or contact with our loved ones in spirit, should not  regularly replace the use of our intuition, imagination, thought processes and spiritual development.

In view of  the challenges we face today and the fears people have regarding what tomorrow may bring,  maybe the time is right for self-sufficiency and self-healing.   It would certainly be most helpful to all, in these times, not to depend upon a practitioner for well-being.

Please don’t misunderstand me.  There should always be a place for the healer or herbalist to give their expertise, where really necessary, but we, as Earthlings, have lost our ancient ability to treat ourselves.  There are people, today, who don’t know what a nettle looks like.  Some of it is down to growing up in  the ‘concrete  jungles’ of the inner cities but  in the main, a brain-washing culture which promotes  reliance on pharmaceutical drugs,  indoor activity and  the status quo is responsible for our lack of  understanding of natural law.

It is time to regain our long lost  ‘people power’.   All spiritual knowledge is there for the sharing rather than being closely guarded for practitioner use only. In the same way,  the more we learn about nature through our recreational activities, our gardening  and our need to feed ourselves in these times of poor economy, the more we see all life-forms as sentient beings with lives to live of their own.  Treat them well and they teach us wond’rous things about  survival,  within a, sometimes, harsh world.

Under  new  licencing law, certain  herbs may prove too expensive for    some herbalists and therefore will be unavailable for us to buy .  Perhaps now is the time to look  into our gardens and into our past, in order  to learn  how our forbears treated themselves.

I would guess that not every Pagan  village had a ‘wise’ person  available .  Rather, people would  teach each other  in a  mouth to mouth fashion.  They would  hand down knowledge of  cure-alls and give their own testimonies of their experiences with regard to which herb was good for ‘this’ or ‘that’. These would be chosen from the list of those proven safe.

Those with ‘ the gift’ ,  usually wizard or witch, would lay on the hands and use second sight to solve the problems of those who sought their expertise.

Today we have psychics, holistic practitioners and life-coaches .  Yet, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to make several visits to such , in order to regain their good health or find direction in life. Spiritual healing is found  freely in our churches but needs to be  followed up with the  necessary changes in life-style in order to support the process, long-term. Otherwise, we make a mockery of it.

In my opinion, it is time for all of us, especially if we are qualified in the self-help arts and sciences,  to share our knowledge and skills of natural healing and living.  I can’t think of a better way for us to enter fully into the New Age but to manufacture it ourselves.  We should be masters of our own destiny, taking back the abundance of our Earth, for us and all its creatures.   Isn’t it far better for us  to be trained to help ourselves and our animals , than  have the exclusive few hold onto our essential tools of life?

Staying with the theme of self-help, I would like to offer a few hints on staying sane and positive.  Quite a few of you have confessed a difficulty with dealing with the stress , anxiety,  hopelessness and hatred that the  awareness of animal suffering brings to the mind, emotions and eventually the physical body.  Yes, it is very easy to become seriously ill with the constant bombardment of detailed images of horrific abuse  and pleas for help.

First of all, you are not alone.  Most ardent animal rights campaigners, including myself have, at some time, felt unable to cope with the grief, anger and frustration at, seemingly, not making a difference.

Secondly, do not feed your thoughts, feelings and imagination by viewing and reading about such matters when you don’t need to.   If you don’t lead a cruelty- free , vegan lifestyle, then you certainly do need to read all the gruesome facts until the desired effect is reached. Once you’re informed, though,  resolve to do whatever you can to make things better and do it, no matter how small a contribution in funds, time and energy.  The idea is to focus on bringing positive results. To begin with, disturbing images  are what motivate every compassionate person into action and this is needed.  However,  if dwelt upon, year after year, they could destroy those same people, disabling their work for the animals.

A good example of not letting circumstances dis-empower one was when an animal rights prisoner decided to ask people to sponsor her for each day that she spent in prison.  The money raised then went to Greek Animal Rescue, who are  a fantastic charity , by the way, working against the odds, to bring many a   ‘Greekie’  from the depths of despair to a new life in England, or other parts of Europe.

Maybe those of us who have our freedom can take  inspiration from the old saying “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Guidance from  OWL

 Member of   “One Earth Vision” Group of Spirit Guides,

through the Mediumship of  Mandel Rheems

regarding Our Pathway as Animal Rights Spiritualists.

 

     As we cast out the old, as we set forth the new, as we live in intent of gaining, we seek something that has no reality in essence.  What can we gain by achievement?  What can we lose by letting go? When we have nothing to hold onto, maybe then, we have learnt it all, become free.

   When we are striving, something is sacrificed – the simplicity of the inner wisdom.  So, if we are working within the area of helping other beings, we must first of all, search within.  That searching within reconnects our self with the universal ,  that which some call the spirit – the spiritual flower.  Searching within means letting go of the outer , formal things.  We become that which we are searching and seeking for.  Then we are on that pathway of reality at its purest.  In other words, it cannot be an egoic activity, but a seeking, out of  compassion and love, for freedom to set all free.

    The Lord Buddha spoke of these things as did the Lord Christ – also of forgiveness.  Unless forgiveness is there, we cannot take the next step to ease the burden of others and most of all, we have to learn to forgive ourselves.  Out of compassion  are we working in love for those less fortunate than ourselves.  Yet it is a continuous process of love,  awakening to what we call the spirit of love divine.

As we reach outwardly, equally, we must reach inwardly.  Are we so separate from those who do these evil deeds, or are they something we are doing through another?  The only way we will know is through compassion.  If we are moved by compassion, then we feel one with that  being,  circumstances or individuals who are suffering.

 That compassion grows unity, harmony and peace.  Out of compassion, love is released to its fullness and often great sacrifice is offered to release others from the bondage of fear and pain.  The only way we can  deal with evil is to look within.  Once we  release that evil from us and transform it through compassion, wisdom and love, the light released will illuminate even the darkest areas of life.

…As  Owl,  I bring forth the wisdom of what is called The Zen Path – the awakening, where no time is involved, as we know that time is illusive,  as life is transcendent of time. It was always and will always be here, until all are no more.

   Let life and spirit move freely forth, without obstruction and let our prayers, which are essential,  be ordained as setting free those who have lost their way, for, while we are on the topic of Zen, love has no limits, once the self is removed and dissolved.  Love itself is unlimited and is selfless.

   I speak no more as Owl.

 

Animal and Human Healing List.

Please let us know if you have an addition to the list of names below or if you wish to be removed from it.

 

Mary Ashton, Nancy Eyre, Simone’s cat, Susan Thorpe, Sharon Jones, Sian Winstanley, Sue fox, Carole Neale-Eyre, Lucy Rattigan,Tony  Ortzen, Jamie & Ruby Bunce, Rita, Leisha & Philip Yates,  Mike & Oriel Blissett, Peter Spillet, Pat Taylor, Hawick Animal Friends, Ayala, Barnaby, Solo, Hetta, Janet Williams, Sylvia & Brian Lydyard,  Denise Bottal’s mum, Shirley Mahoney, Socks,  Alison Nichols, Sylvia Murphy, Phyllis White, Shadow, Colleen McDuling & her hamster, Phyllis James, Joan Birch & friends, Roger Raynes, Betsy, Poppy, Lucy, Margaret Wills, Margaret Towler & Kevin, her cat, Vivienne Brocklehurst, Lassie, Gina Szwelicka,  A.J.,  Sian Winstanley,   the Alan Berry family, Diane Kuhle & granddaughter,  Sylvia O’Neill, Bangers, Don  & Tracie Gwillim, Dyc Browning’s dog, Annie. Dalcin Stacey, P.R., Pina Marsala,  Patricia Thompson, Lucy, Dr. Carling, Albert Gould, Mandel Rheems, Richard Marshall, Simone & Gerard Phillips, Clive Morris , Juliet Gale and cat, Monty, Charlotte Orr, Margaret Slack, E.R, Elaine Hall, Freddie Clements and all in need.

Animals are People.

   A highly effective way to turn meat-eaters into vegans is for them to get to know farm animals as  individuals. To be introduced to a cow, sheep or pig which has known love, peace and relative freedom of a well run sanctuary, rather than as stock to provide food or a living, is a truly life-changing experience.  Just reading the stories of the rescued animals who have found  such quality of life at Hugletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary in East Sussex has truly moved and inspired me as to the kind of a world we could live in.

The sanctuary is run by Wenda Shehata and her partner, Matthew.  Wenda often sleeps out with sick animals and in the storms of year 2000, which saw many a tree and property  crash to the ground, she chose to go out and protect the cows for the night…

The book she has written regarding the many humorous and sometimes, sad encounters is, I believe, a valuable tool  in our fight against animal abuse and our struggle to make the world see all creatures as the  compassionate, feisty and gentle souls who are our equals and our teachers.

In its pages we meet,  among others, a cow who hums to the moon and foretells pregnancies.  Such fascinating accounts ooze evidence of  the overwhelming compassion the animals show for each other and the humans they trust. This  is very humbling, considering the fear , sorrow and abuse they encountered in their previous existence as livestock.

Guaranteed to give you hope, for once, I would highly recommend  “…And A Calf Called Reg.” by Wenda Shehata and  have placed an order leaflet in with this newsletter.

Other sanctuaries worthy of support are Hillside Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, who also produce undercover filming of abusive farms and slaughterhouses and give out much information on cruelty- free living and animal rights.  Our supporter, artist, David Danes paints the most beautiful, mystical pictures of Norfolk scenery, with a print for sale at 25% to Hillside if a buyer mentions they are a supporter of the sanctuary; The Retreat Animal Rescue in Kent, whom we fund-raised for at our vegan gathering in 2009, and  one in Warwickshire, run by our very own A.R.I.S. Supporter, Myra Manns.  If you wish more information on Myra’s work, let me know and I will pass your details on to her .

   I would like to express my gratitude to Myra for her support this year, along with special thanks to Sylvia Murphy, Sylvia Rose Aris, William Cooke, Ruby and Rita Bunce, Clive Morris, Carole Neale Eyre, Sue Fox, Kevin Lyons and Alistair Hamilton and others.

News from the Areas.

Psychic News.

   I am  very pleased to inform you all that the Spiritualist publication,  Psychic News is back in business.  Under new, independent ownership but with the same editorial staff , the late weekly newspaper is now a fortnightly, full colour magazine.

Psychic Press Ltd., Suite 6, Thremhall Park. Start Hill, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM22 7WE  Tel: 01279 874337  email: pnadverts@gmail.com

Do the churches care?

   Well, our  contact, Therese McElwee has been ‘at it’ again.  With an advertisement in the highly recommended,  Spiritualist monthly magazine, Two Worlds, she promoted her new spiritual group which she runs with medium friend, Jane Bateman.  This was formed out of disappointment with mainstream Spiritualist churches which, after much effort on her part and that of other A.R.I.S. members, have  shown no signs of bringing the vegetarian, let alone vegan ethic into their practise, despite their own prayers for animal suffering to cease.

Especially if you live in Surrey,  why not make a point of getting in touch with Therese on 01483 415930   or Jane on 01483  232217 for monthly prayer or on the 10th December for the Visualisation for the Animals.  Well done, both.  It needed sorting.

One church which will do all it can to promote our cause is Congleton Spiritualist Church in Cheshire and that is because their secretary, Chris Cassidy, having  history as an animal rights campaigner and hunt saboteur, doesn’t separate this compassionate awareness from his Spiritualist beliefs.

I am thrilled to welcome him  to the Animal Rights in Spiritualism Fold.

Animal Communication.

   Another of our contacts, Maggie Keynes, has become qualified as an animal communicator.  Therefore if you feel you need help with your own animals this can be given  via email,  although all of  Maggie’s details are listed under Isle of Wight area contact at the end of the newsletter.  Contact her for information regarding her terms, should you wish  her services.  Proceeds will go to animal charities.

Maggie works via a photograph of the animal and she will require a pro-forma to be completed by the animal’s person before any communication feedback takes place.

  At the moment, she just does basic communication which could help with any social problems or bad habits  which the creature may have developed, along with general insights into relationships with their people.  Absent healing will also be given.

In spite of all the troubles with the Euro zone at present, in some of its countries,8 there are some welcoming and positive changes taking place which are, directly or indirectly, of benefit to the animals who live there.   A.R.I.S. Supporter , Hella,  from Oxford, sent in these reports:

‘Veggie butcher chain thriving

The Vegetarian Butcher chain is the first of its kind in the world. Not only do the foods on sale look exactly like their real meat counterparts, but according to many a meat eater, they taste very similar as well. Eating meat is on the decline in the Netherlands. These days some 75% of people no longer eat meat on a daily basis. Animal welfare, scary infections in cattle and the presence of antibiotics in chicken meat may be the reasons for people to cut down on eating meat. That’s probably why Vegetarian Butcher shops are mushrooming. “In fact, Ferran Adria, also the best chef in the world, wouldn’t believe it wasn’t chicken he was tasting after being presented with our chicken substitute”, says Niko Koffeman, one of the founders of the Vegetarian Butcher chain. The first Vegetarian Butcher shop opened its doors in Oct 2010, in The Hague. Now, less than a year later, there are 30, spread all over the country. The display counter of these shops is a visual challenge because the fake meat products look so much like the real thing that just a glance makes many a carnivorous stomach grumble. 80% of the shops’ clientele are hard core vegetarians and vegans, says Koffeman, yet a specific target group is people who want to either cut down on meat or stop eating it completely. “Animal cruelty is one reason, but also a growing concern for sustainability”, says Koffeman’

‘Written declaration on stray dogs adopted in EU

Over the last 10 years, 3 written declarations regarding the stray dog situation have been  launched in the European Parliament, but did not        obtain the majority necessary to be adopted. On Oct 13th there was at last success. The Written declaration No. 26 on the management of dog populations (initiators: Daciana Sarbu and Adina Valean, Romania, Elisabeth Jeggle – Germany, Raul Romeva i Rueda – Spain, Janusz Wojciechowski – Poland) was ADOPTED!!! The Written declaration requires the EU Member States to adopt a dog population management strategy including: sterilisation, identification, registration of dogs; promoting responsibility of the owners towards animals; legislative measures against cruelty to animals. The adoption of this statement is a very important step in stray animal welfare. The animals from the countries where the situation is bad, like Romania, can hope! Thanks to you all who got involved in lobbying the MEPs!

 Plea for Help.

 Our Northumberland contacts, Philip and Leisha Yates are appealing for homes for the stray cats who flock to their door.  This lovely couple, who do their best not to turn any creature away, have become rather overwhelmed and unable to cope.  If anyone can help, please get in touch with them.  Their details are in the area contacts list.

Mega farm!

   Recently we have been supporting the campaign to stop planning permission for a huge, intensive pig breeding farm  being built in Foston, Derbyshire.  It is expected to house  26,000 pigs who will never see natural light.  Then, of course, there are the many piglets….

These intensive units are not only cruel regarding the animals but cause pollution, water contamination and spreading of  viruses, due  to overcrowded conditions,  although the farm say they have dealt with  this .

    Derbyshire County Council will make their final decision in December.   Therefore, I would ask  those readers living in Derbyshire to  write to the Strategic Director of Environmental Services, Derbyshire County Council, Shand House, Dale Road South, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RY  with their objections. If anyone else would like to  support the campaign details can be found on the Animal Aid website  http//www.animalaid.org.uk/   Thank you.

Janet Taylor, is  producing home-made, cruelty-free,

eco-friendly candles .  For purchasing information, please email janet@angelic.com  mentioning you are a member of A.R.I.S. Or contact mobile number 0791  003  1805

 

 

 

 

 

  Healing medium, teacher of healing, animal – whisperer and dog/cat nutritionalist, Kate E. A. Berridge, is still available for consultations. Please contact her for her latest terms.   ­Kate is an S.N.U. Qualified healer – animals welcome – workshops – Tel: 01422 847334

The Arthur Findlay Society.

   Another Spiritualist body  kind enough to promote our group and print our main leaflet on their website along with other references to animal rights is The Arthur Findlay Society.  Their aims and what they stand for are quoted below:

1. Scientific Proof of Survival

 Promote the scientific case for Survival after death as the afterlife is a fact not a religious belief and support campaigns that seek philosophical freedom,

 Break through the mass media barrier preventing the scientific proof from reaching the public,

 Publicise Arthur Findlay’s contribution to the understanding of the scientific proof of survival.

2. Ethical Conduct

 Promote Arthur Findlay’s outlook on the importance of ethical conduct in our daily lives – at work – in school – at home – in the Spiritualist Movement etc.,

 Highlight the Findlayan support for democracy, justice, socialism and the Trades Unions,

Oppose national armies, the arms trade, cruelty to animals and racialism,

Arthur greatly admired Thomas Paine so we publicise the Thomas Paine Society and the principles Paine stood for – the Rights of (Hu)Man, Reason over Faith etc.

3. Arthur Findlay’s Works11

 Produce a periodical newsletter for AFS – called Arthur Findlay Journal, to (amongst other things) publicise physical mediumship as it confirms the existence of the afterlife,

 Promote Arthur Findlay’s books (particularly “The Curse of Ignorance”) and his other works, which explain for instance, the “Human Trinity” (the physical body, the etheric body or “spirit” body and the separate mind), the origin of all religion etc.,

Ensure the general public has easy and unhindered access to all Arthur’s books worldwide.’

Arthur Findlay was born on the 16th, May, 1883 and died on 24th July, 1964.  He  was the author of  well-known spiritual books  including  “On the Edge of the Etheric”, “The Rock of Truth” and “The Curse of Ignorance”.   (Please note: received news website no longer exists.)

 Crystals.

  As I feel it important to extend our compassion to all living things, a subject close to my heart is an awareness of  forms of life whose suffering is not immediately evident to us.  This includes plants and trees and the very Earth itself.

Our planet  has a spirit, just like ours and other animals.  We are all one in The Great Spirit we come from.  When we blast stones out of the ground, we must be causing structural damage to our earthly home and most importantly, to the homes of many creatures.

 During a communication by The Cosmic Brotherhood through the mediumship of A.R.I.S. Member, Richard Marshall, it was pointed out that:

  “… crystals, buried deep within the Earth, help her to keep her alignment within the whole of the planetary system.  However, this whole procedure is under threat by the constant ravaging taking place within the very depths of the Earth, including that of various metals and minerals.”

I would urge those who buy crystals to consider buying second-hand and then using one of the many spiritual cleansing techniques to rid them of any acquired negativity from the previous owner.  For those adept at visualisation, picturing the desired stone will have the same  effect as in the comparison between  ‘hands on’ or ‘distant’ healing.   If you think all this is a silly step too far, then, at least, ask where your gem originated from and by which process it was taken from the Earth, before purchasing first hand. There are some responsible and aware  crystal sellers who do their best to be ethical and eco-friendly.   Again, there is no need to be obsessive about the matter. If you are given jewellery as a present or find a stone in an unusual place, not embedded in the ground, just accept it was temporarily meant for you and you aren’t making a habit of  supporting the industries which are damaging  the Earth’s body.

I will bring this issue to a close with a quote from another of Richard Marshall’s guides, White Star:

 “All who walk upon the Earth with you are your brothers and sisters.  We would remind you that this does not stop and end with humans.  It is with all creation.  It is with all life-forms upon the Earth.  The trees are as much alive as you.  They are your brothers, your sisters.  Harm them, you harm yourselves.  Each and every single organism that lives upon the Earth is a part of you.  All the animals of your world are a part of you.  All life-forms upon the Earth are a part of you.  You are also a part of them.”

In Memorium.

 

Meg – A Gift from God.

  Our neighbour’s lovely dog, Meg, passed to the other side earlier this year after being diagnosed with cancer.  Meg was not only a blessing to her own family  but had made it her duty to befriend all who would give her the time of day.  She brightened up people’s lives, making them feel as though they were the most important person in the world at that moment of  her spying them.  She’d call across the road to them if they hadn’t noticed her and everyone wanted a piece of her.

Several people took her for walks and she always accompanied us and our  beautiful soul of a dog,  Judy, (who passed before her) on the afternoon walk.  She was, most definitely, a water baby and would  sit, belly down, in the muddiest pools, ensuring that we take her home to wash her before we dare return her to her  ‘mum’ and ‘dad’

On the other hand, being a very sensitive dog, she was terrified of  ‘things in the air’ seen or heard and on ‘Bonfire Night’ would have to be driven up to the peaceful moors for several hours, so pitiful was her case.

Meg certainly demonstrated that which is true of all dogs, that she was  and still is, a gift from God.

DYC.

   Our Scotland N.W. Contact and friend, Dyc Browning,  has  passed to Spirit  since the last newsletter, after worsening health  .

Dyc worked hard for the animal cause and that of  the planet, too.  He was an ardent follower of the “Thirteen Moon” calendar which purports to help one to live in natural time, in harmony with our Earth and galaxy.    His galactic signature was Yellow Magnetic Seed which he would often use instead of his real name, much to the wonderment of the postman, I would guess.

Typical of Dyc was his stubborn and passionate stance  regarding the treatment of our fellow creatures:

After witnessing the effect on cows who had just had their children taken away for slaughter, this unwell, elderly man would  speak up bluntly on the ethics of animal farming, making himself vulnerable and unpopular  with his neighbours in the isolated highlands.

I would say  “Rest, in peace” Dyc, but I know you’ll remain active, for  the benefit of those needy innocents  who pass to your side of life.

 

Willow Fox  1962-2010

by Susan Fox.

   I am writing to inform you of the loss of a wonderful. brave, courageous person who was my friend and former partner.  She did a tremendous amount of compassionate work, some during a short time with the National Anti-vivisection Society.

Willow, previously known as Paul, was a hunt saboteur and animal rights activist and had spent time in prison for her involvement.  She was vegan for the sake of the animals and introduced me, then a vegetarian, to veganism when we first met, in 1989.

Willow had a terrible, painful time in Derby Hospital.  She had three  pneumothorax’s.  The chest drain was put in the wrong place a second time!!  The staff were not  compassionate.  She was moved to the McMillan ward and it got worse.  She was treated with extreme prejudice because of her beliefs and who she was. She went in hospital for a day’s operation in the September and passed away, in agony, in May, 2010.  Willow really suffered.  She had no chemo or radio therapy – just took alternative remedies.  Food was ‘crap’.  That which I took in for her was ruined.  They added non vegan products or micro-waved it, adding more radiation.

The surgeon suspected cancer and should have told her.  He cut into the tumour (a rare sarcoma) instead of leaving it to shrink naturally or taking the whole sac away.  It spread to her liver and her lungs.

The good thing was that two friends came up from London and some of my friends visited her.  The night before she died, one of my friends brought in her two rescued Lurchers.  Willow had been ‘out of it’ all day but this transformed her.  Waking up, she laughed at the dogs trying to lick her and get into bed with her.  They worked wonders.  The shine of light came back into her eyes for a moment..

Willow was buried in a willow coffin.  People wore bright colours at the Pagan passing and drums were used for the ceremony.  Whilst she was lowered to the ground, incense and candles burned .  The two lurchers smelt her then moved backwards as if they knew it was her new beginning.  A brown butterfly flew out of the middle of her basket, just as my friend was using the bubble machine.  It was magical.

My dear friend rests at Golden Valley Woodland at Riddings, Derbyshire and has a willow growing from her essence.

Brightest blessings,

Sue Fox

Pat’s Points

Towards the harmless society.

By Pat. Rattigan

   We have long been in the process of promoting  the concept of harming nothing and its application in everyday practice.

My own particular interest is in the area of holistic health, particularly the treatment of the chronically sick through nutrition, breathing, water, healing …    cancer, being my long term interest.

Last year, I became aware of the work of the US clinics who have built up long lists of successfully-treated patients, suffering from conditions, previously considered incurable.

Whilst the nutritional treatment of asthma, cancer, obesity – obviously –  heart disease .. is well established, these doctors and other health practitioners are treating Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, lupus, schizophrenia, ME. MS.  etc.

The theory behind the therapy is simple and fundamental.

Man, the species, has an inbuilt mechanism for self-repair, regeneration, rejuvenation  .. This ability is evident all of the time when individuals suffer cuts and  breaks : if the victim is in anything like reasonable health, the cuts and the bones heal up.

However, when the patient has crossed the barrier into complex chronic ill-heath, being in a not-too-bad state of health is not, nearly, enough. We then have to go to basics and examine the physiology of the species to determine the way back to the normal state of health – physical, mental, emotional and, we hope, spiritual.

Man has the teeth, jaw-action, digits, perspiration mechanism, stomach-acid strength, intestinal length .. of a herbivore, designed to live on raw, of course, organically-grown, of course, plant-foods  .. and nothing else… but, for thousands of years, Man existed quite well, physically, on a mixed diet – raw, cooked, plant, animal.

Then, two major changes occurred, with disastrous results.            Firstly, food – and medicine – were taken over by the chemical and later, petrochemical industries. Aside from the direct poisonous effects on food and medicine, food, including meat and dairy produce became inexpensive.

The previous 85/90% plant to 10/15% animal ratio reversed.       The diet became a major health hazard, not the least because the acid/alkaline balanced was turned around.: acid reigned, with catastrophic effects on the oxygen status of the consumer.

Cancer, senile dementia, viral infections …  and on and on …  took off and spiral further out of control, today.… all compounded by planetary oxygen levels diminishing due to massive environmental pollution. We do not have direct evidence for oxygen-status links with all of the 30,000-plus diseases which came in the wake of the take-over by Life-Saving Modern Medicine and The Dept, of Health Balanced Diet but this status must be a factor in all cases,  as oxygen is the most fundamental requirement for life.

Diabetes treatment, by these means, has been the most spectacular : with type 2 diabetes reversed in 5 to 10 days.

The US clinics are residential and expensive : we will provide a day-service and free of charge.

Aside from the food, I am always nagging all and sundry to drink sufficient pure water – H2O: without rehydration you can forget about becoming or staying well, whatever you may spend on treatment.

Needless to say, I don’t drink enough of it, myself.

Breathing is another area, where re-education is a must. The method promoted by Dr,  Buyteko involves holding the breath after exhalation to increase the carbon dioxide content of the blood, thereby enhancing the body’s ability to metabolise  .. oxygen.

This was, originally, for the treatment of asthma but has become widely used for other conditions because of the importance of …O

We intend to expand our activities, promoting the healing aspects as part of a package, embracing the concept of harming nothing, as far as is practical. We cannot avoid treading on unseen creatures as we walk through grass but we can avoid picking flowers for decoration.

The acceptance of Earth as living being, is fundamental to the understanding of the concept of non-harm.. We cannot change the major areas of Earth damage but we can endeavour to ensure that our own lives and living spaces are planet-friendly. We can get many of the synthetics out of our lives and we can rescue earwigs from rain puddles and pick slugs and snails from the footpaths.

A film/talk presentation is available  – on cancer, diabetes, the raw vegan diet, Reiki, etc.

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About Elissa Rattigan

Lifelong animal rights campaigner and spiritualist.

Posted on November 23, 2013, in Newsletters. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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