is one of the few men alive today who understand and develop
Hensel's work further. See next file
This excerpt consists of a chapter called 'Bread from stones' he named it so in honour of Hensel, who wrote a book with that title; it is in (re)print by Callahan's own publisher: Acres, USA, the full adress of which you may find below (in this teint of yellow) and in my bibliography file.
Table of contents in detail:
october 86 Acres, USA article by Phil Callahan along with relevant book ads alluded to above.
A page or two from what was then called
'soil remineralization a network news letter',
issue fall/winter 86, containing the following articles:
composting with rockdust by Piet Bouter, (that's me)
Dairy farming with rock dust by Georg Abermann;
an 'Ice age or Solar age Bulletin' update
some news about grinders
Back to Callahan for some info on his patented
and reasonable priced measuring device
and finally the Glossary that goes with the book "Paramagnetism"
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Let's begin with the two ads
which appeared alongside this (oct 94) article, then a preview, for an
earlier Callahan book sold by the wonderful Acres bookstore (hundreds in
Here at Last! And Well Worth TheWait!
EXPLORING the SPECTRUM by Philip S. Callahan
A considerable number of persons who love nature are turned off by the word electronic. Any naturalist, amateur or professional must have a "down to earth" understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum. This book explains visible light spectrum, invisible high-energy nuclear and low-energy infrared and radio portions of the electro-magnetic spectrum. Soft cover, 170 pages.Acres U.S.A. Bookstore P.O.Box 8800 Metairie, LA 70011-8800 (504) 889-2100 FAX: (504) 889-2777
Bread from Stones has been republished in English by Acres U.S.A. It is available for S10.00 (plus $1.00 postage and handling U.S.; $2.00 foreign).
How to farm properly as god intended
(with paramagnetic elf forces).
'The usual subdivision of science into chemical, physical, botanica!, and of herdepurtments, necessary for the sake ofclarity and convenience in teaching, soonbegan to dominate the outlook and workof these institutions. The problems ofagriculture_a vast biological complex_began to be subdivided muchthe . same way as the teaching of science. Here it was not justiJied, for the subject dealt with could never be divuded, it being beyond the capacity of the plant or animalto sustain its life processes in separate phases. It eats, drinks, breathes, sleeps, digests, moves, sickens, suffers or recovers, and reacts to all its surroundings, friends and enemies in the course of twenty-four-hours. Neither can any of its operations be carried on apart from all the others; in fact, agriculture deals with organized entities, and agriculture research is bound to recognize this truth at the starting point of its investigations,
In doing this,
but adopting the artificial divisions of science as at present, established
conventional research on a subject like agriculture was bound to involve
itself and magnificently has got itself bogged down. An immense amount
of work is being done, each tiny portion is a separate compartment; a whole
army of investigators has been recruited; a regular 'proffession been invented.
The absurdity of team work has been devised as a remedy for the fragmentation
which need never have occurred. This is nonsensical. Agricultural investigation
is so difficult that it will always demand a very special combination of
qualities which from the nature of the case is rare. A real investigator
for such a subject can never be created by the mere accumulation of the
special and rare.
Nevertheless, the administration claims that agricultural research is now organized, having substituted that dreary precept for the soul-shaking principle of that essential freedom needed by the seeker after truth. The natural universe, which is one, has been halved, quartered, fractionized, and woe betide the investigator who looks at any segment other than his own! Departmentalism is recognized in its worst and last form when councils and super-committees are established; they grade(?) the latest excercises, whose purpose is to prevent so-called overlapping... strictly.... to hold each man to his allotted narrow path and above all to enable the bureaucrat to dodge his responsibilities.
The Soil and Health, Sir AlbertHoward
BREAD FROM STONES
Years ego while I was enjoying leisure travels in Ireland, I picked up a book titled"Farming end Gardening for Health and Disease," by Sir Albert Howard. It was read, or I should say scanned, so quickly that I retained only dim memories of its content. What I do remember is that it dwelled on farming techniques in India that have been in use since ancient celtic times by the Irish.
My bible for pre-World War II Irish farming is the masterpiece '1rish Heritage"by the astute professor of Queens University, Belfast, E. Estyne Evans. It is the only book I have two copies of-one in my lab, and one in my den.
I had, between 1944 end 1946, before deadly chemical farming intruded, lived in Fermanagh County, Northern Ireland on the Donegal border. I was, in truth, asergeant in the Arrny Air Corps, but may as well have been a 19th-Century potato farrner, for I was far more interested in the naturel history and agriculture of the beautiful Erne Valley than I was in the exactitudes of my job as a low-frequency radio range technician.
Liebig, a laboratory chemist,
equated life with NKP. I doubt very much if as alad he ever chewed on a
fresh piece of grass on his back while cloud watching. He published Chemistry
in theApplication to Agriculture around 1840. His book preceded
the great book on soilformation by Charles Darwin titled The Formation
of Vegetable Mould Through theActions of Worms, with Observations of Their
Habits. This book shines as Darwin's real aura of genius, not bis treatise
on the unprovable but elegant theory of evolution.God probably has a hundred
differentways of creating life, evolution being only one among many. Like
creationism, it is a reductionist either/or science. Because Darwin, like
Liebig end other biological chemists, overlooked the elegant work of the
two T's, John Tyndell and Nikola Tesla, they failed miserably in their
understanding of naturel forces. It remained for another chemist, Julius
Hensel, to point the way with his beautifully titled book, Bread from
Stones. He also had little use for the concepts of von Liebig.
He talks about von Liebig's"mistake":
Ideas that are meaningful develop slowly. Sometime, long after I left Ireland, I came to realize that plants, insects and soil (all loves of mine), and the nebulous photons of electronic systems were all in one. Everything is connected to everything to everything else, especially by the electromagnetic spectrum.
If I had really paid much attention to what Sir Albert was writing about I would have, even in my younger days, realized that his life's work was built on a solid foundation and keen understanding of the inner conectedness of all of nature. He had little use for the reductionist method eof modern science. I might add, neither do I! More than any other agricultural scientist of his time he understood that reductionism, like communism, might wel lead to the destruction of viable agriculture.
Physics is the science that connects chemistry to biology. That being so, a scientist that does not have a basic understanding of physics is more ignorant of life than a leaping flea hopper that at least knows it must jump (physics)to feed (chemistry) on a plant (biology).
I was delighted when in the mid 1970s I learned that my editor Devin Garrity of the Devin-Adair Company had published Sir Albert's book in the United States. He gave me a copy of the book under the new title I'he Soil and Health. Needless to say I studied it more thoroughly this time around.
Soil end Health is, of course, about the biological-chemical make up of agriculture. It is one of the original treatises on compostmg and crop rotation. It also talks about the mess that the German chemist Justus von Liebig stared in agriculture with his "pure" chemistry concept of plant growht.
Liebig, a laboratory chemist, equated life with NKP. I doubt very much if as a lad he ever chewed on a freshpiece of grass on his back while cloud watching.
Liebig; published Chemistry in the Application to Agriculture around 1840. His look preceded the great book on soil formation by Charles Darwin titled The Formations of Vegetable Mould Through the Actions of Worms, with Observations of Their Habits. Ihis book shines as Darwin'sreal aura of genius, not bis treatise on the unprovable but elegant theory of evolution. God probably has a hundred different ways of creating life, evolution being only one among many.
Like creationism, it is a reductionist either-or science. Because Darwin, like Liebig end other biological chemists, overlooked the elegant work of the two T's, John Tyndell and Nikola Tesla, they failed miserably in their understanding of natural forces. It remained for another chemist, Julius Hensel, to point the way with his beautifully titled book, Bread from Stones. He also had little use for the concepts of von Liebig. He talks about von Liebig's "mistake":
Very simply, Liebig was the first agricultural chemist. He found that the ashes which remained from grairz mainly consisted of phosphate of potassa. From this he concluded that phosphate ofpotassa must be restored to the soz1, and that was very one-sided Liebig had forgotten so take the straw into account,in which only small quantities of phosphoric acid are found, because this substance during the process of maturing passes from the stalk into the grain. If he had not only calculated the seed but also the roots and the stalles, he would havefound what we know at this day, that inthe whole plants there is much more lime and magnesia as potassa and soda, and thal phosphoric acid forms only the tenth part of the sum of these basic constituents. Unfortunately Liebig also was of the opinion that potassa and phosphoric acud have to be restored to the soil as such, while anyone might have concluded that instead of the exhausted soil we must supply earthly matter from which nothing tras been grown. Such untouched earthly material of primitive strength we get by pulverizing rocks into which potassa, soda, lime, magnesia, manganese and iron are combined with silica, alumina, phosphoric acid, fluorine and sulfur. Among these substances fluotine, which is found in mica -minerals, has been neglected by Liebig, by all his followers, and has never been contained in any artificial fertilizer. But as we know from later investigations that fluorine is regularly found even in white and yellowbirds' eggs, we must acknowledge it is something essential to the organism. Chickens get this fluorine and other earthy constituents when they have a chancc topick up little slivers of granite, Where this is denied them. as in a wooden hen house, they succumb to chicken cholera and chicken diphtheria. The key to Bread from Stones is contained in this one paragraph where he says, 'we must supply earthy material" and laler "little slivers of granite."
His use of the word granite
implies that he not only knew that good soil is made from eroded
stone but also which kind of stone was best suited to a viable agriculture.
Because he was a chemist, like von Liebig he emphasized the chemical constituents of stone, and therein lies the crux of what this and subsequent articles are about. Itis a dismaying fact that there are some rocks, including some granite, that when ground up and added to the soil (they may contain all the afore mentioned chemicals) accomplish little for plant growth.
The simple and irrefutable fact is that if the force, called in the physics handbook paramagnetism, is not in the stone, although certain proportions of the chemicals are, little benefit will accrue.
This series is about that force, one among many, but the one most often missing from poor soil around the world.
Poor soil produces sick plants, and since insects are scavengers they are attracted to both old and sick plants. They are nature's recyclers.
Crop plants should be young as they are harvested to eat. If they are young and healthy, insect losses are almost nil. If they are young and sick, losses from insects can be devastating.
We will deal then with growing healthy plants, but it does not imply excluding the need to learn about the other two necessities of agriculture: composting and soil organisms.
Books on composting and soil organisms abound. Add them to these words, and all of the ingredients of a flourishing and viable agriculture will attain.
Composting, Organisms of the soil, and the Paramagnetic force (COP) might well prevent a worldwide famine from destroying mankind.
One last thought; this is for farmers, but it equally applies to all of an ecological mindset who, in positions of leadership, are attempting to save our wilderness and our wildlife from destruction.
Because plante are healthy and do not attract hoards of insects does not mean that insectivorous wild creatures, e.g.birds, will suffer. The hoards of redwinged blackbirds that descend on corn infested with corn earworm larvae not only further damage the corn, but would live more beneficially in the cattail marshes freefrom insecticide-contaminated crops.
One half of the population of North America wood warblers has disappeared over the last twenty years-probably due in part to insecticides veld freely by the American agribusiness industry to the Central and South American Countries to which North America warblers migrate. There are few government controls in certain southern regions on the spread of insecticides by the tons. There are more pounds per acre utilized worldwide now than when Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring, that epic treatise on the subject.
Insecticides and weed killers are the modern curse of environmental health, we do not and never did need them. The simple fact is they both destroy viable soil. A healthy soil ecology through healthy agriculturemeans a healthy world population reinforced by that most democratic foundation: the family farm.
Sometimes rocks speak quite sharply. Whenever there's sufficient keat, pressure, and water to melt great masses of rocks, they may be expected to intrude the sediments above them. Quite frequently this hot material reaches the surface with explosive force as expanding steam produces violent volcanic eruptions._Dance of the Continents, John
Science believes that agriculture
began thousands of years before Christ somewhere in the Middle East. This
may well be true of man's part in agriculture, but God's part began when
he inventedthe volcano.
I well remember the newspaper accounts of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington. It is a twin cone to beautiful Mount Hood in Oregon.
Earthquakes began on March 20, 1980, but the real boom occurred on May 18, 1980. David Johnston, the volcano expert with the U.S. Geological Survey, radioed his headquarters a short message:
"Vancouver! Vancouver! This
is it." The Volcano lover Harry Truman, a mountainman of the region,
refused to take a warning and perished in an old mine tunnel. David Johnston
Mount St. Helens erupted with a force calculated to equal fifteen hundred Hiroshima-size atomic bombs. Over one and a half cubic miles of rock were blown across the Washington countryside, lowering the peak from a height of 9,677 feet to a height of 8,377 feet_1,300 feet of the cone disappeared! .
The blast was heard two hundred
miles away and volcanic ash was blown downwind in a broad belt that covered
the United States from Mississippi in the South to Canada in the North.
My own experiences with volcanoes involve three climbs of Mt. ffigi and many days in Pompeii dreaming about what it must have been like to survive such an explosion. Pliny the elder, another volcanic observer, died in that eruption.
In Japan my sister Ann end I came close to perishing in the eruption of Mount Asama neer Karuizawa in the Japanese Alps. That mountain, so we were told on the day of our projected climb, last erupted 500 years ego and was highly unlikely to erupt on the day of our planned climb. It did!
Fortunately I had been called back to Tokyo just prior to the eruption. That mountain spewed a column of ash thousands of feet high across the Japanese Alps. The explosion was heard over a hundred miles away. My sister was left alive to have three beautiful daughters and I to write a book on paramagnetism.
At that time, 1944, it was little understood by me that volcanoes are not disasters teut blessings in disguise. No volcanoes, no agriculture, for volcanic ashend rock are the guts of good soil.
What I best remember in the newspaper reports of Mount St. Helens was the great concern about the loss of crop land and forests buried in ash and the fact the pigs and snakes seemed to know it was about to occur. To this day no one has decoded the earthquake-volcano mechanism of pig and snake prophecy, but in this book we can learn at least one of the great benefits of volcanic explosions and about the magic ash that it puts down across the countryside.
A few years after the eruption of Mount St. Helens, articles began to appear, most written in adjectives of great surprise, detailing how fast the forests were returning, the plants popping up, the streams revitalized and even nearby farmers delighted with their crop output. Apparently modem (agribusiness) man has forgotten that good soil comes from volcanic rock and not chemistry.
Mount St. Helens demonstrated that God knows what He is doing endcorporale America only believes it does. It is not that I believe corporale agriculture is evil, only misguided. Perhaps they can learn from God's volcanoes.
E.A. Vincent in the marvelous
Forces of Nature, edited by Vivian Fuchs, makesonly one statement that
I can take exception tot It is in the first sentence of his masterful dissertation
on volcanoes. He states: "Since
in close quarters, a volcanic eruption is an impressive energetic phenomenon,
but being narrowly localized in space and time (italics added for emphasis).
It is rather superficial on the scale of the whole earth'."
He further elucidates: "As my
professor of geology once remarked to the class of first-year studente
of which Iwas a member, 'Would you conclude from the presence of a boil
on the back of your neck that your whole body was filled with pus?"'
In the above quotes we see the rather peculiar reasoning of a specialist. No medical person that I know believes that a boil explodes and spreads across the entire body a fine dusty mist of matter, good or bad_yet this is precisely what a volcanic explosion of the "boil" on the earth's surface does. It does indeed affect thousands upon thousands of miles of the earth's surface. The volcano is a powerful exploding, soil-dispersing "boil."
In the next paragraph Dr. Vincentre deems himself as he states in no uncertain terms: "Man has always feared volcanic manifestations as forces beyond his control, bringing death and destruction. But he has also gradually learned that they may bring some compensating benefits: rich volcanic soils; deposits of minerale and ores; endmore recently, potential sources of unstable heat and energy. The very existence of volcanoes, as of the earthquakes almost invariably associated with them, indicates that the planet Earth is not a static body but dynamic organism in a constant state of change and evolution." Note that he places the words "rich volcanic soil" first, before even the first love of industry-deposits of minerale and ores!
The physics of volcano formation
is a surface phenomena that follows large earthquakes triggered by a subsurface
movement of what geologists call tectonic plates. The earth is made up
of a numberof such huge platelike platforms floatingon a sea of viscous,
flowing, iron-rich, glassy rock called magma. The more brittlecrust rock
on top moves about separating-colliding and triggering powerfulinteractions
that, over eons of time, effect the physical makeup of the earth's surface.These
moving continental plates are the mountain and ocean builders of time.
Volcanic cones usually arise and form in chains where the denser subsurface mantle rock is carried by a portion of the molten magma.
Theorists believe that the therrnalenergy required for convective movement within the mantle, end the melting of the viscous material, is caused by the disintegration of small amounts of the radioactive elements of uranium, thorium and potassium contained within the earth surfaces. In other words, complex and terrifying energies of molten rock generate steam that expands, and under tremendous pressure, bursts through the surface crust, forming volcanic cones and spewing out, so to speak, our most fertile soils.
Few realize that if the theorists are correct (and they do make sense), our earth is one huge soil-forming, atomic-steam powerplant and that a volcano is in reality the steam explosion of an atomic energy system.
The silicate formed by the partialatomic-steam explosion end then thrown off by active volcanoes gives rise in atmosphere, where it is cooled, to a form of rock called basalt.
A moving prate curves down beneath acrust prate where friction, added to the atomic pump, feeds the melt. This energy cracks the earth under pressure and carries the liquid basalt rock upward where dust and rock forms the cone and the folds round the cone.
Of course this is a simplified description of the whole process which in detail is complex beyond all imagination. It has, however, been researched by numerous geologists over the years since the German meteorologists. Alfred Wegener, in a book titled The Origins of Continents and Oceans ( 1915), came upwith what is now known as the tectonic theory of land (continent.) formation. He was, of course, ridiculed in his own day.
Bread from Stones has been republished in English by Acres U.S.A. It is available for S10.00 (plus $1.00 postageend handling U.S.; $2.00 foreign).
A page from what was then
called 'soil remineralization a network news letter', the fall/winter 86
issue, I was then living and helping where it is even now (98) still being
The cover said: "flying dust man" Piet "Rotsstof" Bouter......
I recently sang a song which went: "flying dust tying dutch man", so I am still up to my old tricks I guess.
Caption to a print called Composting Minerals, reads: Piet Bouter sifting gravelscreening through a window screen onto compost. And this is the text accompanying it.
Many people can yet boast of the ability to buy food. Far less cen take pride in growing it and only a few people dig all the way down to bed-rockbottom solidity to satisfy their sense of sustainability and long term vision. They are bound to bring up rock dust again and again....it is not only the base of organized life along with water and light but finds one of its most purposeful uses after that: the creation of organic matter, helping transform and conserve it, as opposed to what their stray descendants are doing: dumping, wasting and leaching, suffocating and fouling it, sawing off the limbs they ripened (and rotted?) on.
There are many ways to apply rock dust to the soil. It can be spread by hand, by mechanical means, sprayed with a mechanical sprayer end blown on duringwind stillness (avoid inhaling it)...Improvising with fine mesh sieves, stockings and wet brushes for small amounts is lots of fun.
Combining rock dust with organic materials in compost can be a good way to solve application problems. Rock dust assimilates quicker in compost than in poor soils, where you can expect miracles, but not as quickly.
For compost Helmut Snoek recommends 1 lb per3 sq ft on each layer of a 2/3 ft high and a little less when the dust is extra fine. Don't forget a handful of dirt to innoculate with organisms and try to keep the N-C ratio 1-10. If there is a lot of manure around, you can't mix it with rock dust too soon for immediate improvement of the air and end product. Raw manure is a health hazard til properly composted. Rock dust ties down and absorbs the volatile ammonia compounds, 40-80% of which can gets lost to the air otherwise.
This is why the Swiss bio farmers spread it in their stables, apart from hoof stability it keeps the air purer
Some remarks from the Lubkes (soil specialists often appearing in Acres, U.S.A.) on compost:
Compost heats up faster than rock dust. Do not allow to exceed 130 degrees to prevent heat loss. Rockdust improves aeration end structure end therefore prevents rotting. Aim for a compost with 30-50% organic material. 60-80 lb of fineground rock dust per ton of compost is considered optimal.
Rock Dust and compost have
much in common; they are ready food for life's smallest beginnings and
from there on up the whole food chain. To both soil-making life-savers
applies the rules of thumb, if
you ask me the rule of the most common denomination, and therefore
deserving to score highest on any scale of human aspiration (especially
desert(born and/or influenced) cultures)
more diverse and varied the elements and ingredients, the richer and more
fertile the results (This truth was alluded
to 4 times in the first two episodes of a PBS series called The Making
of a Continent). Multiculturalism is therefore a more valid concept on
microscopic scale than a few notches and 'fieldmagnitudes' with more refined
and diversified ways away.
problem is than these borderlines can not ever be drawn sharply cause the
micro-mini-minimal molecules floating down the mountain streams and joining
up down river are perhaps part of one and the same watershed but join forces
with contributions from so many nooks, crannies, folds, valleys and bioregions,
that they are bound to see a lot of compromises since they are not in Kansas
anymore having travelled further afield then most bigger organisms therein
Rock Dust Evangelical
I will churn out some good tidings of Rock
in more than one sense as I sing along
with the percussion of rumbling and snapping gravel,
being crushed as a libation to the soil
and to appease the glaciers, shall we say;
they are growing so either way;
crushing action sooner ratherthan later,
if you please, just a question of doing or suffering.
Time comes alive when we take time to inspire rock.
Stop identifying with the spirit of solid rock,
thinking: after me the flood, over me the glacier.
Visualize and broadcast the vision of rockdust
and soon the imperative act, the one with optimum effect,
aiming for greatest happiness in largest possible numbers
will start to select, polish and/or crush
rock's many faces and depths, spreading the dust
thus strained and gained.
Does this rock your spirit?
Do we see eye to eye on the inspiration of rock??
"True" Piet "rotsstof" Bouter
John Hamaker is now building
a second prototyperock grinder along the lines of his expiring patent forpersonal
use. Depending on favorable results I suggest we build at least one
more specimen and travel around to open minded farming communities demonstrating
this end the no less remarkable rockdust effect upon application. Thus
leaving a trail of incentives that would make Johnny Appleseed proud to
call us his successors!
Practical courses of action for those who like myself would like to get hands and resources in gear now, are to see if there is a local need for the grinder and a suitable source available from gravel pits or quarries (see Sand and Gravel in the Yellow Pages).The next step is to find land in those vicinities to remineralize. I invite comments, people, means, odds and ends to give shape to this genesis. So far we have a full time devotee in myself. I volunteer to come and shovel away at any promising heap, provided there is a morsel of land to spread gravel dust on and transport toget it there. A truck would also be needed to carry the grinder. Write me about land, truck and gravel pit or quarry in close proximity to each other end I will be there. Piet (contact through SR)
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A review of the book HOME by BrianHutchings end Raleigh Geer shows that practical versatility leads to rock dust rather sooner than later.Their penetrating intelligence is a mix of Bucky Fuller's inventiveness, Tim Leary's political diagnoses and far out vision but with nitty gritty high-ecology technology and lots of wordplay, for instance DNA=Dwelling Need Advantage.
The chapterheads of the 150 pg large format book are clear enough; 1- Vote, 2- Being end so on.Chapter 4 is called Frost end concerns the Hamaker thesis and remineralization. Chapter 6 deals with PostInterglacial Survival Techmque For Yourself.A concept which is dealt with in depth, Cloning ofEarth, means creating a multiple function space which incorporates live+work+learn+play end absorbs solarenergy.
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With Rock Dust
by Georg Abermann
in Unterlohen, Bavaria in Germany has been doing organic farming since
1973 and has reduced the cost dramatically. Yearly he uses10 tons of rock
dust at a cost of about $ 400 a year endhe gets 7000 liters per hectare
(2 1/2 acres) of milk.
His cows become 10 years old or twice theage
of the average cow end have twice as many calves as the average in Bavaria.
does Gasteiger manage to be so successful with so little means?
He tries to take as good care of the soil as possible. He fertilizes only with small amounts of liquid manure, 10 cubic meters per hectare and only if the soil is dry. He collects all organic matter from his farm and household and composts it together with the calves manure, rock dust and soil and uses this mixture as bacteric nutrients for the field and farmland. He uses this compost as a bacteria supplier for the field and crop land.
The liquid manure is treated especiallywith rock dust in the stable so that organic and mineral substances are combined and no toxicity arises. Then in a special container, a clay humus mixture is added end it is then aerated. This clay humus mixture is liquid end mixed in a concrete mixer. Out of the clay humus brew, every 5-6 days, for every 20-25 cubic meters of liquid manure, one wheelbarrow of clay humus and some manure compost are added.
Gasteiger says the bacteria in the humus act like an innoculation so that the rotting bacterie in the liquid manure increase dramatically. The aeration gives the necessary oxygen and the finely ground clay material in the concrete mixer and the rock dust have a great active surface that bind toxic elements so that they cannot interfere with the growth of the bacteria in the liquid manure. These clay particles also bind nutrients like nitrates so that they cannot be washed away in the groundwater.
"Instead of buying expensive liquid manure additives, I make my own", says Martin Gasteiger.
The liquid manure thus treated cannot be compared with the urine and manure. To prove this Gasteiger holds his hand in the container, washes it off under cold water without soap and holds it under our noses. There is not the slightest smell. And besides that it does not harm the soil life nor does it burn thegrass land, even when the temperature goes above 90 degrees end above all, the animals like to eat the grass grown.
It is applied only in dry weather under themotto, "little teut often", about a liter per sq. meter (10sq ft to a meter). He succeeds in taking care of theearthworms, so they multiply end work for trim. The clover stavs end manufactures nitro~en throuch the nitrogen collecting bacteria at the roots of the clover.
Per hectare he adds 5 dt (dt= 1/10 ton) rockdust each year and every three years he adds 5-10 dt. His rock dust is Diabas, a volcanic rock of 55% selesium oxide from Kitzbuhl, Austria- with a guaranteed fineness of 0.09 mm end 1/3 of it is under 0.02 mm in size.
An employee of the Bureau of Agriculture of Bavaria commented in an article on Gasteiger's results very cynically, if he had used conventional fertilizers with as much enthusiasm, his profit would be just as great!
In response to this published comment 26 people wrote letters to the paper protesting this offhand comment- brushing aside of Gasteiger's methodeend success. They pointed out that people like Gasteiger should get all the help possible as they do something positive end naturel without subsidies!
(Translated by Christian Campe with permission of the author. The article appeared in Grunland magazine 9128/85)
Investors take note:
Bill Trollope has been developing a prototype which will cost about U.s.$25,000. The prototype always costs morethan when it is ultimately manufactured.Investors who would consider funding ofthe prototype should contact Bill Trollope,229 Bobbinhead Road, Turramurra, NewSouth Wales 2094, Australia. The grinder is made along the lines of Hamaker's design. John Hamaker'sgrinder, unlike other designs would notweer out grinding hard rock and need replaceable parts. American investors contact David Munson, tel.# (214) 6743635 or (214) 986-1558.
Back to Callahan for some info on his patented and reasonable priced measuring device and the Glossary with technical terms.
FLOWER POT FARM EXPERIMENT
Take two plastic flower pots. Fill both with potting veilfrom the same bag. One pot should be left plein. In the otherpot, place a paramagnetic stone or sandpaper model of a roundtower (15 to 60, proportion of diameter to height) end place itin the middle of a plastic (non-paramagnetic) flower pot. Takea pack of garden radish seeds end plant them 1/4 to 1/2 inchdeep, about 3 or 4 seeds per hole, around the pots. Water each day with the exact same measured amount of water. Aftereight days of 70-80_ growing temperature, puil them up endweigh the root's "held in place" soil. The astonishing results demonstrate plant control by the paramagnetic force. Notehow the roots end veil mimics the energy force pattern of aman-made radio station (based on weight).
Please note, I do not ask my reader to believe what I say, but I do ask them to see for themselves.
Author's note: Two high school studente in science fairs won local endstate awards for experiments based on this work utilizing paramagnetism.
Belleek radio range. Patterns secured due to presenee of course-bending antennae.
The ELF growth pattern force of energy focused into theground by the paramagnetic soil, round towers, or rock cen beeasily plotted by planting radish seeds around the rock, roundtower, or in veil mixed with ground up rock.
In this red sandstone tower example it will be noted thatthe tower is oriented with th door facing 95_ eest toward therising sun in mid- September in Gainesville, Florida . In such asystem, the least energy is to the eest resulting in slow growthend small plant size and the greatest energy is to the west producing fast growth end large plant size . Side growth is intermediate. Such a plot based on plant size end root-dirt weightat an eight day harvest, is very similar to plots of energy from my World War II radio range station in Belleek.
The largest root growth, with the most fine rootlets, is at top left to the west of the round tower. The smallest is at 95_east at the lower right of the photo. The north growth at the top right is slightly smaller than the south growth at bottom left.
Note from compass that the strongest growth is to the east at 95_, in contrast to tower and tomb plantings. The higher growth rate and root complex is always off the sharp corner of such highly paramagnetic rocks. I first noticed this growt effect while climbing cliffs and searching rock canyons for eagle and falcon nests as a youth.
Note energy is weak at front entrance and strong along the sides end rear. This model is of a Vermont megalithic stone structure. Constructed of diamagnetic wood interior and paramagnetic pink granite exterior.
It appears that most healing/religious structures such as gothic cathedrals, round towers, and megalithic tombs are facing east so that the week energy is at the entrance and the strong energy is at the back where the altar of hearing chamber is located. There is also stronger energy at the sides, where
the arms of the tomb cross the main tuinnel as seen in gothic cathedrals.
PICRAM, Photonic Ionic Cloth Radio Amplifier Maser,is my name for the patent (No. 5,247,933) I obtained for myELF (extremely low frequency) antenne detector. As you censee from the bottom photo, it is mounted directly on the Tekmeter oscilloscope input with no leed. On the 5 mV range, it accurately measures ELF atmospheric waves generated bylightning which are detectable even underground in soil. These waves stimulate plant root growth.
The PICRAM is constructed
by soaking wool-linen clothor burlap in seawater. In the top photograph,
the doth is connected to a simple banana plug at the corner end wrappedaround
the plastic of the plug where it is held in place by tworubber bands.
Harry Kornburg, my patent co-author, translated the Hebrew which describes such a piece of cloth worn by the Jewish High Priest. It enhanced his immune system in order that he could safely examine lepers like those sent to him by Christ. The bible is by far the best science book for low energy systems ever written. The Hebrew name for my PICRAM ELF detector is Shatnez. It was worn as a long ribbon strapwrapped around the high priest's body. (See Appendix II forcopy of patent).
_Dielectric_A nonconductor of electric charges that undercertain conditions cen be a semiconductor, insulative substance.
to the book 'paramagnetism' by Phil Callahan
Amplitude_Strength of an electromagnetic wave, usuallyshows as the height of the wave on an oscilloscope.
Antenna_A metal or dielectric (insulative) substance fromwhich electromagnetic waves (photons) are transmitted orreceived.
Aperture_The cross-beam diameter of a focused beam oflight or other photon energy; also the effective diameter of alens or mirror.
C.G.S._Centimeter/grams/second_the measurement ofthe magnetic flux density (gauss), see text for explanation.
Coherent (radiation)_Electromagnetic radiation in which two or more waves travel in unison which peaks and troughs together
Clast A fragment in sedimentary rock.
Cleavage The breaking of some minerale long one or moreregular directions.
diamamagnetic Magnetization in the opposite direction to the applied field, e.g., away from a magnet. All plant life is diamagnetic.
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Dike_ An intrusive thick vertical sheet of igneous rock
which cuts across other types of rock.
Doping mixing a minute amount of one substance into a
large volume of liquid, gas or solid.
ELF-VLF Extremely low frequency (radio) from 1 Hz to
10,000 Hz for ELF, end 10,000 Hz to the broadcast band for
VLF. See the definition of spectrum in author's Exploring the
Erosion The disintegration of rock due to wind, water, or
soil, or the movement of the soil.
Fault_A fracture of the earth's crust.
Fiberization_the ability of the roots of weeds to penetrate
compacted veil with the aid of secreted chemicals.
Field_A region in which a body experiences a force as the
results of the presence of some other body or bodies.
Fold_The plastic deformation of rock strata.
Form_Shape of a mineral or rock.
Fracture_Random way which minerale break.
Gauss_The CGS unit of magnetic flux density. See CGS.
Geode_A rock concentration, rounded end often hollowwhich contains crystals.
Harmonic_An oscillation having a frequency that is a simple multiple of a fundamental oscillation.
Hertz_The unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second.Symbol Hz.
Igneous rock_Rocks formed when volcanic magna solidifies, for example, basalt.
Incoherent_Frequency (cycles) that are out of step, nonresonant.
Karni_Japanese term for the spirit of an object, rock tree,etc.
Lava_Molten rock reaching the earth's surface where it rapidly cools. Fine grained.
Magma_Molten rock beneath the surface of the earth.
Magnet_A piece of magnetic material, e.g. iron, nickel or cobalt, that has been magnetized end is therefore surrounded by a magnetic field.
Mantle_Zone between the earth's crust end iron-nickelcore.
Metamorphic rock_Rock that has been altered from itsoriginal form by heat end pressure at great depths.
Oolite_Spherical grains of calcite that builde into limestone.
Paramagnetism_The atoms or molecules of a substancethat have a net orbital or spin magnetic moment end are capable of being aligned in the direction of the applied field. (seetext).
Photonic_Pertaining to photons. A photon may be regarded as a unit of radiation (light) energy. It is a mathematica!conceptr
Radio Wave_A wave for transmitting information in whiclthe medium is long wave electromagnetic energy (above ELFVLF region).
Schist_Type of metamorphic rock with layerings of mica.
Schuman Waves_Long wave extremely low frequencie(ELF) radio waves in the 8, 14, 21, 27 end 3 3 Hz region. The'are generated by lighting in the atmosphere.
Sedimentary rock_Rocks formed by the accumulation osediments from weathering end erosion.
Sensilla_The minute spines on insects of many diverse shapes that resonate to infrared frequencies from oscillating molecules.
Sill_A horizontal sheet of intrusive rock injected between layers of sedimentary or metamorphic rock.
Susceptibility_A magnetic term for the ability of a substance, e.g. rock, to receive end transmit magnetic fields fronthe cosmos.
Vein_A more or less upright deposit of minerale that cut through other rock.
Volcano_A vent in the earth's crust through which magma gasses, and volcanic ash are ejected.
Waveguide_A substance that guides radiation, e.g. light, radio, etc., along its axis with very little energy loss.
Yang_The male (+) force in Chinese lore.
Yin_The female (-) force in Chinese lore.