The passage below is an excerpt from book 8-2 of the Anastasia series “Rites of Love”. The Anastasia books, which purport to be inspired by the author’s direct relationship with a young wise woman who lives in the Siberian taiga of Russia have been tremendously popular in Russia. In the west, however, interest has been more limited.
Cover art from the first edition of the first of the Anastasia books in English.
According to the books, Anastasia is a young woman who lives off the land in intimate cooperation with nature and the spirit. She comes from a tradition of Vedic Russia dating back to the pre-inquisition times. According to her story, during the time when the inquisition was suppressing spirituality and nature healing in Europe, some Russian adepts retreated to Siberia to escape persecution of a similar sort.
Like the curandero in Carlos Castaneda’s books who lives as a hermit in the north of Mexico while ‘working’ as a well-known healer in the south, Anastasia works ‘remotely’ from her remote northern outpost to inspire Dachniks, or small gardeners throughout Russia. She says her mission is to carry mankind across the dark forces’ window of time, and her dream of a better future involves ecovillages in which each family grows their own food on their own hectare of land. Continue reading
Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt meets the press and supporters following the acquittal on all 19 charges on January 21, 2010. The Province of Ontario appealed that verdict on February 10th.
It is a rather humbling experience after 16 years of battling with the Ontario Government, to leave the court room with a total acquittal on all charges. On the other hand, it is a revealing moment to receive, three weeks later, court papers informing us that the Government of Ontario will appeals a decision which gave the people the liberty to make an informed choice. Continue reading
grafitti art by Bansky
For our cow share members’ safety, Glencolton Farms has designed a comprehensive surveillance system to ensure the safety of your milk. This includes video surveillance, motion detectors and more.
This has become a more and more pressing issue since it is obvious that the best argument for the opponents of Raw Milk would be for someone to become sick from it. Tampering with food has been a successful tool used on many occasions in the past in order to sway public opinion. I have just read a report about an incident in the U.S. where this method of willful contamination was used.
While it is rather difficult for me to move into the realm of mistrusting the so-called other side, our experience 14 years ago has taught us that , at some point, anything will do to prevent the success of our current struggle to properly regulate and legalize Raw Milk. Since we are battling a powerful industry with lots of money at their disposal, anything can happen. Continue reading