As the great Sepp Holzer says, it all starts with water. Water is our main earthly constituent. I have been intrigued by it for many years.
Terrestrial life is not possible without water. Ponce' De Leon searched for the famous fountain of youth. There are venerable sources of water around the world. They are natural sources that the locals say have almost magical properties. There are several common traits that these waters have in common. 1. They are free from contamination, 2. They have a very rich compliment of minerals and 3. They have natural motion or action. Each of those points can be delved into in great depth and detail. The better we have all of those aspects in our waters, the better our our macro and micro organisms will thrive.
Scientifically, water is a fluid crystal that has electrostatic and molecular curiosities that modern science has yet to fully appreciate. Modern hydrologists and industrial suppliers of "Clean Water" as Paul loves to say, "... want to make Nature their Personal B*%@&." As Sepp loves to say, "Catastrophe!" Most if not all water and beverage that comes out of a pipe, bottle, jug or can is less than optimal to say the least. Most water is contaminated to some degree, has poor or detrimental mineralization and has either passed through an unnatural piping system or has been sitting so long that it has become unhealthfully stagnant.
These points bring me to mention the work of another AMAZING Austrian, Victor Schauberger. He dedicated his life to learning about and trying to help us understand about water. I have to ask myself, why are there so many amazing people from Austria; Sepp Holzer, Victor Schauberger and of course the incredible Von Trapp family of The Sound of Music, but I digress.
When Victor Schauberger tried to explain how he came upon his discoveries, he would say every time that he studies nature. Victor's work helps explain some of Sepp's water.
I am still compiling and testing what I have been led to. Some of the books about Victor's work are: (Compiled and translated by Callum Coats) Living Energies, Nature as Teacher, The Energy Evolution, The Fertile Earth, The Water Wizard; (Other titles by various) Living Water, Hidden Nature, Viktor Schauberger and the Path of Natural Energy, Self-organizing Flow Technology. You can also Google Victor Schauberger and click on video for some quick or long videos regarding some of his work.
I drink Lake water with no filter when I camp. I just walk out knee deep and dip my jug. I only do it in non motorized lakes that don't have people living on them. They say you can get giardia, but I figure why not be natural?
There are fracking operations a quarter of a mile from my house in 3 directions. My agenda has a cistern at the top of it.
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posted 8 years ago
Has anyone else read any of the Victor Schauberger material?
I find it fascinating and am going to try to incorporate some of his amazing work into my future Permaculture system.
There are at least 8 books I've found about his work. I'm going through Hidden Nature right now.
There is some stuff that isn't correct on the larger and broader stuff of science but he is absolutely amazing on water.
Anyone found any of them amazing as I have or is this Undiscovered Country?
"I drink Lake water with no filter when I camp. I just walk out knee deep and dip my jug. I only do it in non motorized lakes that don't have people living on them. They say you can get giardia, but I figure why not be natural?"
That's what I figured too...until I got giardia from a crystal clear flowing stream. Hopefully it won't take that to persuade you to be careful, because it did take a couple years to come back from it, and it was necessary to resort to antibiotics after trying everything else possible.
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