Notes from Essiac Master Class 2, October 2013 – and a tour of Yellowstone Park
October 2013 has come and gone. Like October '12, it was full of activity here at ReneCaisseTea and all about Essiac! Once again we sponsored Mali Klein, author of The Complete Essiac Essentials and the forthcoming book Black Root Medicine: The Original Native American Essiac Formula, for this year's Essiac Master Class 2 - Surviving Cancer. Again, it was in Missoula Montana and, again, it was so much more than what any of us could have imagined. Each year there are new friends made and continuing connections that just keep growing stronger! We already have next year's class planned for Saturday, October 11, 2014: Essiac Master Class Part 3 - Black Root Medicine at the Open Way Mindfulness Center, Missoula, Montana. So, mark your calendars to learn first-hand more about this herbal remedy that has been with us now for over 100 years…and hear what Mali will be saying as Black Root Medicine: The Original Native American Essiac Formula comes off the press. And gosh, it's about a lot more than Essiac.
A few highlights from Master Class 2013:
- In France, the standard Western medicine cancer protocols allow for beginning with radiation and chemo followed by surgery, rather than performing surgery first. This lets the other therapies kick in first, knocking the cancer back before surgically removing it. Many French medical doctors are trained in homeopathy as well as allopathy.
- There is too much positive anecdotal evidence not to justify lab testing of the Essiac formulae, using top quality herbs and including the proper ingredients - something which has, to date, never been done.
- Rene Caisse first worked with the original 8-herb Native American formula, but she subsequently discontinued using all eight herbs once the four-herb Essiac was refined for use on a large scale. The original indigenous formula had quite an amazing track record and has not been reproduced since 1926.
- You should harvest Burdock root in its first year as it gets woody after that. If you plant in the fall, you can go beyond a year until harvesting if you dig it before the spring growth has gotten underway, in the second spring.
- Greater Periwinkle can be identified by the small 'hairs' along the edge of its leaves.
- When harvesting Sheep sorrel stems and leaves, do so on a dry day and don't wash them.
- Life is about making it count, with or without a cancer diagnosis! We are all here with a mission and we are here to do it well.
- Connecting to the power of your intention with a higher consciousness using the power of prayer can have a profound effect on a prognosis. The power of thought can be more powerful than the spoken word.
October '12 began with a trip to Bracebridge, Ontario, Rene Caisse's hometown. This year we stayed closer to Montana, visiting Yellowstone Park just a day after it re-opened following the Federal government shutdown. It was practically deserted and what a great time to visit.
Yellowstone is the nation's oldest national park, and was established in 1872, "For the Benefit and the Enjoyment of the People." Nice concept and a good motto to take to heart perhaps for other matters of State. 🙂
Most of the Park is one huge volcano with Yellowstone Lake in the caldera's center. The Yellowstone Caldera was created 640,000 years ago, with two even larger super-eruptions before that, the biggest one being 2.1 million years ago and producing 2,500 times as much ash as Mt. St. Helens did in 1980. I remember when that event occurred - St. Helens, that is, ha ha. It laid down several inches of ash in Helena, Montana, which was nearly 700 miles to the east! That multiplied by 2,500 times is truly unimaginable.
There haven't been any huge eruptions since 174,000 years ago, but here's what Wikipedia has to say about the magma chamber just below the Yellowstone caldera's surface: "According to the analysis of earthquake data in 2013, magma chamber is 80 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide, and is …. thought to be the largest magma chamber in existence on Earth."
Its quite a place. Glad I finally got back to Yellowstone, its been far too long. What amazing power below our feet, up there right on top of a sleeping giant!
Apparently the grizzly bears thought the spectators were all gone, because they were out and we were so lucky to see two of them! The weather was beautiful... pictures below. Enjoy!
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