Rites of initiation, in occult practice, are intended to transform a person from a previous state to a new state. The wearing of a mask occludes the wearer’s true and God-given persona, then forces the […]
This fairly extensive update by Cobra gives some idea about the complexity of the Planetary clearing that is ongoing. In my view, it is very helpful to join with the meditation groups that Cobra mentions, as well as taking care of our own individual arenas of operation (in my case, clearing items and old energies from the house I am occupying). As well as following Higher Inner Guidance to carry out Energy Works, as guided.
A note about Tachyon chambers, I’ve heard from Cobra that some of these have been compromised, and thus suggest utilizing those that are in the list he has given at this link.
“Clearing of the Chimera group continues. The Light forces have managed to clear practically all Chimera space fleet and most Chimera underground bases. Chimera underground bases that are still remaining are much more difficult to clear, as they are connected to the Cabal infrastructure on the surface.
“The Light forces are also rapidly clearing quantum primary anomaly around the Earth. Quantum primary anomaly is a random quantum field which is preventing Ascended beings from manifesting into the physical realm and thus preventing them directly assisting humanity.
“Very small amount of that anomaly extends beyond lunar orbit throughout the solar system and even throughout the whole universe, as until the last planet of darkness is liberated, none of the universe can be completely free. Even one cancerous cell in an otherwise healthy body is too much, and healing needs to happen.
“In a week or two the Light forces will begin to clear quantum primary anomaly directly related to human implants. It is impossible to predict what will happen when they begin to clear that, as the amount of that anomaly is enormous also.
“On the etheric and astral planes close to the planetary surface, the Light forces are also clearing negative entities that are still oppressing humanity. There are still trillions upon trillions of those entities present, and they need to be removed along with their negative etheric scalar technologies before any meaningful breakthrough can happen.
“To help restoring the energy grid into the hands of the Light forces, regular Flower of Life meditation every 4 hours is still needed [link1; link2]
“…the Chimera group is still present within DARPA… Through DARPA, they are planning to develop a new generation of biochips to be put into vaccines, as they want to upgrade old Siemens biochips that the vast majority of humanity has now…
“Although Covid vaccines may have side effects, they are not a tool for depopulation of humanity, as many people are afraid. Nevertheless, the Cabal is using the vaccine passports as a tool for population control, and this is one of the main reasons why Alliance forces have arranged mysterious sabotages and delays in vaccine distribution.
“Two weeks ago, the Pleiadians have again contacted top brass within Russian Space Forces and have given them strategic intel for Putin…. Pleiadians have communicated that if a full war escalates in Ukraine, they may trigger a release of full disclosure files through Russian mass media and even risk showing a small part of their fleet publicly.
“…urgent meditation for peace in Ukraine and Middle East is still very much needed to help preventing the situation spiraling out of control [link]:
“Dragon families and Alliance forces within BRICS countries are making some covert geostrategic moves that will ultimately lead to the fall of the Cabal… reliable sources from Trump’s innermost team have said that they have indisputable evidence of election fraud, but now is not the time to present it.
“Although there are no bigger positive breakthroughs on the surface of the planet happening yet, much preparatory work is being done. If you feel so guided, you can experience the healing energy of the Tachyon chambers [link]”
Planetary Situation Update
Clearing of the Chimera group continues. The Light forces have managed to clear practically all Chimera space fleet and most Chimera underground bases.
Chimera underground bases that are still remaining are much more difficult to clear, as they are connected to the Cabal infrastructure on the surface. The main Chimera underground base under Lake Kivu in Congo with the spider king and queen has not been cleared yet.
The Light forces are also rapidly clearing quantum primary anomaly around the Earth. Quantum primary anomaly is a random quantum field which is preventing Ascended beings from manifesting into the physical realm and thus preventing them directly assisting humanity. The amount of this quantum primary anomaly around Earth was simply enormous, much bigger than expected, and it encompassed the quantum timeline potential for all negative events that might happen. Most of this general anomaly has been cleared in the last two months and most negative event potentials canceled out.
Very small amount of that anomaly extends beyond lunar orbit throughout the solar system and even throughout the whole universe, as until the last planet of darkness is liberated, none of the universe can be completely free. Even one cancerous cell in an otherwise healthy body is too much, and healing needs to happen.
Due to the huge amount of anomaly that needed to be cleared, the Age of Aquarius meditation last December did not lead to bigger physical breakthroughs in the months following the meditation, and many people were disappointed, myself included. However, we need to understand that we are clearing millions upon millions of years of cosmic darkness and we can not expect results overnight.
Therefore I would also appreciate if people posting comments do so in a benevolent and meaningful way, as negative and meaningless comments will not be approved, there is more than enough anomaly and negativity elsewhere already. It would also be beneficial if people reread old articles from this blog as then they will be able to put fresh situation updates into a broader context.
In a week or two the Light forces will begin to clear quantum primary anomaly directly related to human implants. It is impossible to predict what will happen when they begin to clear that, as the amount of that anomaly is enormous also. The only thing I can say is that the Light forces will begin to clear all akashic records stored in layers around the planetary surface to effectively clear energy imprints from all negative events from the past of humanity.
On the etheric and astral planes close to the planetary surface, the Light forces are also clearing negative entities that are still oppressing humanity. There are still trillions upon trillions of those entities present, and they need to be removed along with their negative etheric scalar technologies before any meaningful breakthrough can happen.
On the physical plane on the surface, the Chimera group is still present within DARPA, from where they exert considerable amount of influence on the surface Cabal through Orsini, Torlonia, Theodoli families and other black nobility families. Through top Jesuits they control the rest of the Cabal:
Those biochips would be based on a cushion of hydrogel a few milimeters in diameter which the body would recognize as its own tissue and would not reject it, with the actual chip between 50 and 100 micrometers in size embedded into the hydrogel.
The biochip would monitor biochemical activity in the body and could detect Pleiadian stardust technology and counteract it with its own negative stardust technology, similar to this one:
It could also connect with the already existing main Siemens biochip in the frontal lobe of the brain, which most of humanity have received with vaccination campaigns from late 1940s to early 2000s and through soft drinks. The purpose would be to control and monitor brain activity and emotions:
This technology is still in development and is currently not present in existing Covid vaccines. Our team has checked some current Covid vaccines in a lab and did not find any microchips larger than 50 micrometers (which is the smallest practical size of a working microchip) in either Astra Zeneca or Cominarty vaccines, but they did detect lipid nanoparticles in Cominarty vaccine.
Although Covid vaccines may have side effects, they are not a tool for depopulation of humanity, as many people are afraid. Nevertheless, the Cabal is using the vaccine passports as a tool for population control, and this is one of the main reasons why Alliance forces have arranged mysterious sabotages and delays in vaccine distribution.
More evidence has emerged that the Coronavirus came from a lab in Wuhan:
Two weeks ago, the Pleiadians have again contacted top brass within Russian Space Forces and have given them strategic intel for Putin. Surprisingly, intel about that contact has leaked into alternative media:
Pleiadians have communicated that if a full war escalates in Ukraine, they may trigger a release of full disclosure files through Russian mass media and even risk showing a small part of their fleet publicly.
Despite that, urgent meditation for peace in Ukraine and Middle East is still very much needed to help preventing the situation spiraling out of control:
Please be aware that Tachyon chambers are NOT med beds. Med beds were developed by the Resistance in the late 1970s and early 1980s with the assistance from the Andromedans and will only be available to the surface population after the Event.
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In these times, the idea of individual power is vastly misunderstood.
Every which way power can be discredited…people will discredit it.
And then, mental, physical, emotional, and hormonal processes undergo a major downward shift, in order to accommodate to a reality, a space in which the individual has virtually no power at all.
IT’S MY AIM TO CHANGE ALL THAT. This is the basis of my work, and it has been, for the past 30 years. I want the ethical individual to have greater power.
That’s why I authored my three Matrix collections. Here are the contents of POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX. I suggest you consider ordering it, and using it to make your life and work more expansive and rewarding.
Here are the particulars. These are audio presentations. 55 total hours.
* Analyzing Information in the Age of Disinformation (11.5-hours)
* Writer’s Tutorial (8.5-hours)
* Power Outside The Matrix and The Invention of New Reality (6.5-hours)
Then you will receive the following audio presentations I have previously done:
* The Third Philosophy of Imagination (1-hour)
* The Infinite Imagination (3-hours)
* The Mass Projection of Events (1.5-hours)
* The Decentralization of Power (1.5-hours)
* Creating the Future (6-hours)
* Pictures of Reality (6-hours)
* The Real History of America (2-hours)
* Corporations: The New Gods (7.5-hours)
I have included an additional bonus section:
* The complete text (331 pages) of AIDS INC., the book that exposed a conspiracy of scientific fraud deep within the medical research establishment. The book has become a sought-after item, since its publication in 1988. It contains material about viruses, medical testing, and the invention of disease that is, now and in the future, vital to our understanding of phony epidemics arising in our midst (and how to analyze them). I assure you, the revelations in the book will surprise you; they cut much deeper and are more subtle than “virus made in a lab” scenarios.
* A 2-hour radio interview I did on AIDS in Dec 1987 with host Roy Tuckman on KPFK in Los Angeles, California.
This is about your power. Not as an abstract idea, but as a living core of your being. This is about accessing that power and using it to invent realities without end.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.
Please turn your attention to a small and seemingly unimportant part of the three original Federal Constitutions issued in our country as part of our Organic Law: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17.
All three Constitutions, the American Federal Constitution granted to the States of America, the British Territorial version, and the Papist Municipal version, all bear witness to this provision.
It allows the members of Congress to act as the plenary government of Washington, DC, the then-new Federal Capitol.
The idea was that everyone would have an equal interest in providing a beautiful and politically neutral setting to conduct business and that the members of Congress could be trusted to run a city government. They were allowed to do this as a plenary oligarchy.
But which Congress was so favored? We know for sure that it was the American Federal Congress operating as the Federal Republic and doing business as the States of America, because it first appears in the 1787 Federal Constitution.
This power to run the city of Washington, DC, as a plenary oligarchy was not a responsibility vouchsafed to the members of the Territorial Congress, even though it stands on the record of all three constitutions.
In the wake of the Civil War, the members of the Territorial Congress usurped their actual Employers and continued to operate “as if” they were the Federal Congress.
They reorganized the City of Washington, District of Columbia, and placed its administration under the auspices of a Municipal Corporation, creating the Municipality of Washington, DC, and adopting the political status of an independent, international city state, complete with their own flag.
But they never had any authority or material right or interest to do this.
The governance of the City of Washington, District of Columbia, like all other delegated duties belonging to the Federal Republic, reverted to the Delegator — our Federation of States — by Operation of Law, upon the incapacity of the Federal Republic.
Those Powers, contrary to some popular thought, did not just drift around in the sky or on the sea, subject to salvage by unscrupulous employees.
They returned to the Delegator, The United States of America, defined as our unincorporated Federation of States.
We remind the court that all of this skullduggery is taking place in the realm of international and global affairs, in Breach of Trust and Treaty, by the other Principals who have always owed us Good Faith and Service.
We remind the court that the Municipal Government is bound by the Roman Civil Law, and under Roman Civil Law, this fraud promoting substitution of foreign Congresses for the American Federal Congress, vitiates everything it touches.
We further remind the court that the Territorial Government is obligated on a worldwide basis to prosecute piracy, and that the applicable Maxim of Law is that: “Possession by pirates does not change ownership.” —- and we are the rightful owners, the Delegators, who have suffered inland piracy at the hands of our own foreign employees and Subcontractors.
That they were paying themselves out of the receipts of their deceit and continuing to operate as if they were our loyal employees at the same time only makes the crime that much more diabolical and damaging.
Operating “as” The United States of America, Incorporated, a Scottish-chartered commercial corporation published in 1868, gained access to our credit and assets under similar constructive fraud and similar names deceit. They transported our gold and silver offshore, purportedly “for safekeeping” prior to bankrupting this corporation 1906-1907. They also used our money to buy large land acquisitions, including Alaska, Hawaii, the Philippine Islands, and more; in 1870, they began chartering corporations “for” us and in our names.
We maintain that as our intellectual property was exercised to do this, and as our delegated powers were usurped to do this, and as all of it was accomplished in our names and via abuse of our assets, all right, title, and interest vests in our Principals, the American States and People.
The first bankruptcy proved so profitable for some and so damaging to others that we all fought the First World War; instead of repenting their evil and seeking the peace we all deserve, the Perpetrators booted up another round of the same fraud scheme, took title to our land as chattel backing their operations, and fronted another deceptively named corporation, “the” United States of America, Inc..
They ran up our credit to the zenith, and again, sought bankruptcy protection for themselves and offered our States and People as the purported Secondaries and Co-signers responsible for paying their bills. And again, we were all obliged to fight the Second World War as a result of their criminal activities and Breach of Trust.
To obtain the credit for this boondoggle, they claimed that we were all Municipal citizens of the United States, slaves and chattel owned by the above-referenced international city-state government. They issued bonds on our labor as indentured servants and also issued child labor contracts. And this is again, another gratuitous lie and self-interested fraud scheme.
We need not fight World War III; instead, the courts of international and global jurisdiction and the people of this country and the people of the world, must stand united against this criminality and lawlessness and put an end to it. This is not a matter of politics, not a quarrel based on race, religion, or anything of that nature at all. It’s crime, pure and simple, which is owed universal prosecution and civil awards and damages to the victims.
Our actual government is now in Session for the first time in decades, and is bringing this entire circumstance forward into the public cognizance of the American people and the international and global communities. We do not wish to be associated with these racketeers and pirates, and it stands upon the record that we have been their primary victims throughout.
We claim back all our intellectual and material assets, our Good Names, our powers, our land, our gold, our silver, our soil, our lives, our bodies, our DNA, our very souls —- all of which these liars have claimed to own and control, and have bought, sold, and traded upon without the knowledge or agreement of the actual owners.
We have declared peace in our country and we have informed the Pope and virtually all other Principals on Earth of our will to have our erstwhile employees consigned and committed to peace. They have no right nor any reason to promulgate any form of “war” on our land and soil, nor any authority to engage in mercenary wars for profit in our names, nor any right entitling them to access credit and material assets belonging to us to pay for anything but the enumerated services we have explicitly agreed to as part of the constitutional process.
We further maintain that it is the duty of the other Principals and their instruments and Agents to abide by our Public Law, to which everyone inhabiting our soil is bound as a Public Duty. This idea that we are absent and that our Public Law is lapsed is in the self-interest of criminals and is purely absurd.
If this comes to anything but a logical and just resolution, it is upon the reputation of The Court of International Justice, upon the Officers of Interpol, upon the Magistrates of the Holy Roman Empire, upon the Vatican Chancery Court, and upon the United Nations Organization, the World Bank, and others who must otherwise admit to being accomplices to these crimes for failure to resist their continuance.
We are currently being accused of “criminal activity” for bringing these matters to the attention of the international and global authorities. We have done so after exhausting all avenues of good sense and liability within the “corporate government” and have served Due Notice and Due Process against the same as part of our Public Duty and as part of our own responsibility to avoid liability for these crimes.
The perpetrators continue to pretend that we are “combatants” in their fictional “War on Terror” while they persist in acting as the primary terrorists wrecking damage at home and abroad. They also persist in promoting the idea that this country is at “war” when in fact, it has been owed peace ever since President Andrew Johnson declared it.
They persist in deliberately misidentifying and mischaracterizing us, Americans, as “citizens” of both the Territorial United States and the Municipal United States, when in fact we are the population of The United States —- to which they all owe Good Faith and Service.
We pray for permanent protective injunctions from every court having jurisdiction over these matters on Earth, for support from all people of conscience worldwide, for an opening of the books and accounts to determine possession of the lawful ownership interests and intellectual property rights that have been purloined, a correction of the political statuses presumed to exist, and the loyal support of our own military forces to resolve this Mess without further violence or pretense of war.
Wondering how Hillary Clinton gets off without a scratch for Benghazi and more? It’s simple really.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 allows the creation of a separate government for Washington, DC, which is to be run by the members of the Federal Congress as a plenary oligarchy.
The idea was that all the members of the Federal Congress had an equal interest in maintaining their new Federal Capitol as a beautiful and politically neutral environment for all the members to meet and conduct business.
When the American Federal Republic and its Congress ceased operations, the remaining members of the Territorial Congress went into business for themselves and set up the Municipality of Washington, DC, as a “sovereign, independent, and international city state”.
They set up their own government, with no obligation to anyone, least of all their constituents.
Then they incorporated a Municipal Corporation to do the business for their new independent, international city state. . Ever since, they have been operating behind a shield of sovereign state immunity provided by Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 — as a private, for-profit, commercial corporation in the business of providing governmental services.
The members of the Municipal Congress have acted as the Board of Directors of their Municipal Corporation and ruled as a corporate Board of Directors issuing Public Policies.
Whatever their Public Policy is, becomes “law” for the Municipal citizens of the United States. The Federal Civil Service, their Dependents, and everyone who adopts “US citizenship” becomes a slave, subject to the whims of this usurping Municipal Congress.
That’s why Joe Biden and his lieutenants operating franchises of this venal corporate fraud scheme as “Governors” can order all “US citizens” — that is, Municipal citizens of the United States, to do almost any stupid and destructive thing—- as a condition of Employment or Dependency.
That’s the “authority” behind the mask mandates, income taxes, and a lot more.
It’s nothing but a corrupt foreign corporation run by crooks and traitors, telling its employees and dependents how high to jump — and liberally conferring the citizenship obligations of Municipal citizens of the United States on everyone in sight. The more slaves the better. The more chattel to borrow against, the better.
If you comply, they can presume that you are one of their slaves. And if you don’t comply, they can presume that you are an enemy combatant in their latest “War on Terror” —- unless, of course, you beat them to the punch, and declare and record your proper birthright status as an American.
And redeem all the funds coming into and out of your bank accounts as lawful money, per 12 USC 411.
At that point, your Territorial Employees are obligated to protect you, but they are somewhat at a loss, because they are being paid by the Queen, and the Queen is subject to the Pope, who just happens to own all the corporations involved in this Cluster— including the highly profitable and tragically mismanaged latest versions of US, INC. and USA, Inc.
If you don’t fancy life as a Municipal slave, your exit out of Babylon has been cleared for you.
Viral infections begin when the virus is implanted at a portal of entry and begins replicating. The most common portals are the nose, throat and upper airways,1 which led to a recent initiative to educate people on the importance of nasal hygiene.2
A virus is either DNA or RNA and requires another living cell to replicate, which ultimately leads to symptoms. There are several factors that determine viral transmission, which include the size of the virus and the size of the respiratory aerosol.3 The largest viruses are 500 nanometers (nm) in diameter, just visible “under a light microscope on the highest resolution,” according to Britannica.4
The COVID-19 virus is 100 nm in diameter,5 far smaller than the holes in a standard cloth mask can filter,6 which is just one of the reasons mask mandates are not effective.
Viruses don’t move on their own, but depend on people, the environment and other pieces of equipment to gain access to a host.7 Once a virus like the influenza virus is inhaled, if it’s not neutralized it can invade the respiratory tract and airway cells.8
Viruses that cause the common cold are spread through the air and close personal contact with respiratory secretions or stool of a person who is infected.9 Shaking hands or touching a contaminated surface, and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth, can inoculate your membranes with the virus.
SARS-CoV-2 is known to enter the body through the nasal epithelial cells.10 The “Sanitize Your Nose”11 campaign was launched by Global Life Technologies, maker of Nozin Nasal Sanitizer.12
Nasal Decontamination Is Not New
The Sanitize Your Nose campaign was launched in mid-2020 to raise public awareness that together with routine hand washing, the practice of reducing viral load in the nasal cavity may help to reduce the spread of viruses.
According to their press release,13 9 out of 10 Americans understand handwashing helps reduce the risk of infection, but only 3 out of 10 understand that reducing the viral and bacterial load in the nasal cavity may also help reduce the risk.
The active ingredient in Nozin Nasal Sanitizer is 62% ethyl alcohol in combination with natural oils, including coconut oil, jojoba, lauric acid and vitamin E.14 The company’s website states:15
“… the formula combines the safe, proven, antiseptic power of ethyl alcohol with the emollient, antioxidant benefits of natural oils. [and] … does not promote antibiotic resistance as it utilizes the non-selective antiseptic action of ethanol.”
The nasal spray has been in use to reduce the spread of Staphylococcus aureus16 but is now being advertised by the company to help reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral load and thus impact the potential for an active infection.
Each ampule is approved for one-time use for adults and children over 12 years. Once opened, the sleeve is squeezed to wet the swab tip and then swabbed around the outside of the nostril six times in each direction.17
Application of the ethanol alcohol and natural oils mixture has demonstrated a broad-spectrum efficacy against pathogenic organisms for up to eight hours. Specifically, it was shown to reduce colonization of S. aureus and other nasal bacteria.18
New Antiviral Nose Spray Promises 99.9% of Viruses Killed
The Health Ministry in Israel recently approved the production19 of an at-home antiviral the inventors claim is effective within two minutes to reduce 99.9% of viruses in the nasal cavity. Biochemist Gilly Regev, Ph.D., invented the product and cofounded the company SaNOtize, which is based in Canada.
Israel will be the first country where the product will be sold and has been given approval for sale in people aged 12 and up.20 It has also been approved in New Zealand and the company is seeking approval in other countries, including the U.K. The product delivers a physical barrier in a combination with nitric oxide, known to kill viruses.21,22
The product will be sold under the brand name Enovid,23 for which clinical trials were recently completed demonstrating the antiviral treatment was effective in preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, shortening the course of the disease and reducing the severity of symptoms in people who were infected. Chief science officer and co-founder Chris Miller, Ph.D., said in a press release:24
“Our novel formulation of Nitric Oxide for use in humans is designed to kill viruses in the upper airways, preventing them from incubating and spreading to the lungs. The pharmacology, toxicity, and safety data for use in humans has been well-established for decades. Our innovative product design also allows the treatment to be self-administered effectively and affordably.”
In a separate press release announcing the results of the clinical trials,25 the company said it was applying for emergency use authorization in the U.K. and Canada, which would facilitate a nearly immediate return to work, school and society, well ahead of the anticipated return following full vaccinations.
In addition to reducing infection in those who have not been vaccinated, the nitric oxide nasal spray (NONS) also reduced infectivity or the transmission of the virus. Regev said:26
“Now that NONS has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in clinical trials, we must move with urgency to get it into the hands of the public where it can help bring an end to the pandemic, accelerate a return to normality, and prevent future outbreaks of COVID-19 and its variants.
The human toll of this disease cannot be expressed simply in numbers, and each day compounds the frustration, fear and loss suffered by millions around the world. Combined with the roll-out of vaccines, NONS can help get the world back on its feet.”
In a video27 describing Enovid, Regev stressed that one day COVID-19 would no longer be a threat, but the product would continue to be an effective deterrent for any type of viral infection, including flu or the next pandemic.
History of Sanitizing Your Nose to Lower Infection
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention28 currently recommends hospitals use strategies to reduce the colonization of S. aureus before major surgeries to reduce the risk of post-surgical infection. Sue Barnes, infection control specialist, is a member of the Sanitize Your Nose advisory board. In a press release, she said:29
“Health care professionals have long recommended that patients have their noses sanitized before surgeries and other periods of heightened vulnerability to help prevent infections. Now is the perfect time to look beyond the health care setting and encourage everyone to incorporate sanitizing the nose into their regular routines, especially when they are heading into higher risk environments, such as crowded public places.”
However, most of the research has been done on reducing bacterial nasal contamination prior to surgical procedures and not the reduction of viral transmission. A study published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews30 in 2017 looked at surgical site infection rates and the potential for nasal decontamination to reduce post-surgical infections, specifically from S. aureus colonizing the nasal cavity.
A literature search located two studies that were included in the review. The authors concluded there was limited evidence from randomized controlled trials that nasal decontamination could prevent surgical infections.
Another study31 evaluated the use of the antibiotic mupirocin to eliminate S. aureus before open-heart surgery. The intervention group received the medication four times a day for 48 hours before the surgery. The evidence suggested mupirocin lowered the incidence of sternal wound infection but did not change the frequency of skin infections or pneumonia after open-heart surgery.
A third study32 found preoperative nasal decontamination for S. aureus significantly decreased postoperative infections following surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
A literature review33 assessing the relationship between S aureus colonization in the nose and the development of post-surgical infection again found a positive trend, but the researchers acknowledged the samples were too small to demonstrate the efficacy of pretreatment to eradicate post-surgical infection.
In a letter to the editor,34 anesthesiologist Dr. Duncan McGuire proposed that decolonization of the nasal cavity in the hospital may not be effective. He pointed out past research demonstrated reducing S. aureus may help prevent surgical site infections, but research has not presented “substantive evidence that nasal/oral decontamination would actually reduce viral transmission.”35
The letter followed the release of a study36 demonstrating the application of povidone-iodine may contribute to infection control and operating room management strategies. The data also showed 42% of the participants experienced short term thyroid dysfunction with the intervention that resolved after treatment was discontinued.
McGuire’s concern was the application of povidone-iodine can induce sneezing and thus increase the spread of viral particles. The use of chlorhexidine mouth rinse can induce coughing, which can also raise the risk of viral spread before the virus was inactivated by the povidone-iodine.
Routine Nasal and Sinus Irrigation May Lower Viral Load
It’s possible that regularly rinsing your nasal cavity and sinuses, where the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 tends to reside, would help clear the pathogen and prevent it from gaining a strong foothold. Past research has shown that nasal irrigation can reduce the symptoms and duration of other viral conditions such as seasonal flu and the common cold.
In one randomized controlled trial,37 participants who used nasal irrigation and gargling with hypertonic saline reduced duration of the common cold by 1.9 days and transmission within the household by 35% when the intervention was started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.
Dr. Amy Baxter, a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Atlanta, Georgia, suggests38 irrigating your sinuses any time you’ve been exposed to an infected individual or test positive for COVID-19. She recommends flushing your sinuses using a mixture of boiled lukewarm water (8 ounces) and povidone-iodine (half a teaspoon).
Povidone-iodine has been shown to effectively kill not only Klebsiella pneumoniae and Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, but also rapidly inactivates SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, H1N1 influenza virus A and rotavirus after 15 seconds of exposure.39
The mixture used in this study — 7% povidone-iodine diluted 1-to-30, bringing the total concentration to 0.23% povidone-iodine — inactivated over 99% of the coronaviruses causing SARS and MERS.40
Either a neti pot or sinus rinse bottle can be used. The water pressure you get from a sinus rinse bottle can provide a more effective flush. However, if higher pressure is uncomfortable, a neti pot, which relies on gravity, may be a more comfortable choice.
Nasal and sinus irrigation using a neti pot is another way of physically removing allergens that trigger seasonal allergic reactions. The water is administered through one nostril, flows through the nasal passages and sinuses and out the other nostril.
It is crucial you do not use tap water in your neti pot as it burns and could trigger a deadly brain infection from an amoeba that’s commonly found in the lakes, rivers and hot springs that feed the tap water supply.41 Instead, use a saline solution of distilled water and salt.
Preventive Strategy Using Nebulized Hydrogen Peroxide
One of my favorite preventive strategies you can use at home is nebulized hydrogen peroxide. The treatment was first conceived and championed by Dr. Charles Farr42 in the early 1990s. Since then, thousands of doctors have used the treatment for upper respiratory infections.
In March 2021, I interviewed Dr. David Brownstein, who has a clinic just outside Detroit, Michigan, where he has successfully treated over 200 patients with nebulized hydrogen peroxide. When the treatment is initiated within the first couple days of infection, Brownstein has found it significantly reduces the number of patients who will experience long-haul syndrome from COVID-19.
In the article linked above, he shared that in his initial 107 patients, just 2% develop long-haul syndrome, which is in stark contrast to the 20% to 40% reported elsewhere. In my interview with Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, in which we discussed hydroxychloroquine treatment, he also found that none of the patients treated within the first five days of symptoms went on to develop long-haul syndrome.
In March 2020, Dr. Thomas Levy published guidance43 on how to use nebulized hydrogen peroxide for the prevention and treatment of all viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19.
To use the protocol, you’ll want to use food-grade peroxide, which comes in concentrations of 12% and must be diluted to 1% or less before use. This is administered with a nebulizer that emits a fine mist and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. The mist can be comfortably inhaled deep into your nostrils, sinuses and lungs where it inactivates viral pathogens.
Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., is a physicist and activist who works tirelessly to defend the environment and protect biodiversity from multinational corporations. Her life’s work has culminated in the creation of seed banks that may one day save future generations’ food sovereignty, but how she got there is a fascinating story, chronicled in the documentary “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva.”
Shiva, “a brilliant scientist” who became “Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international organic food movement,”1 grew up in a Himalayan forest, where her father, a forest conservator, carried out inspections. She would travel up to 45 miles a day with her father as a young girl, and as they traversed the forest he taught her everything about the trees, plants and herbs therein.
“We had a classroom out in the forest,” Shiva said, but her formal studies were done in a convent which, at that time, didn’t regard science as a subject fit for girls. Shiva wanted to study physics, though, and she was especially intrigued by Einstein and his connections of intuition with science. “Everyone has their favorite person that they want to be,” she said. “Einstein was the shaper of the dream of my life.”
A Search for Knowledge as a Whole
Shiva got a scholarship to attend Chandigarh University in Punjab, India, and from there she went on to the Bhabha National Atomic Research Center in Mumbai, India, for training in atomic energy. Later, her sister, a medical doctor, asked her about the health and environmental effects of nuclear technology and radiation.
As Shiva grasped the devastation nuclear energy had caused, she said, “I realized that a science that only teaches you how to modify nature without the understanding of what that modification does to the larger world is not a complete science.”
She gave up her idea of being a nuclear physicist and instead went looking for knowledge as a whole. She studied on her own, finding quantum theory, and while pursuing a Ph.D. in Canada, went to visit some of her favorite spots, including an oak forest she held close to her heart.
When she arrived, the forest had been cut down to make room for apple orchards, changing the entire microclimate in the area. The loss of something that she felt was a part of her impacted her deeply and set the stage for her environmental activism.
The Tree Hugging Movement Is Born
Shiva states that her involvement in the contemporary ecology movement began with the Chipko movement in 1973.2 The timber mafia were cutting down trees throughout the Indian Himalayas, taking away this precious resource from the rural villagers who depended on the forest for subsistence.
The government denied villagers access to the land and the lumber, while the logging companies cleared out forests, leading to problems with erosion, depleted water resources and flooding.
The villagers, primarily women, fought back in the best way they could, by physically embracing the trees to stop the loggers. Chipko is a Hindi word that means “to hug” or “to cling to,”3 and the movement spread, creating what became widely known as the tree hugging movement.
The women of Chipko taught Shiva how much women who hadn’t been to school knew about the interconnectedness of nature, but it took a major flood to make the government realize that what the women were saying was right. The revenue that came in from the forest logging was little compared to what they had to pay for flood relief.
In 1981, the government listened to the women and ordered a ban on logging in the high-altitude Himalayas, while tree hugging became a worldwide practice of ecological activism.
1982: The Water Wars
The Ministry of Environment invited Shiva to conduct a study on the impact of limestone mining in the Mussoorie hills. There were “scars all along the mountains,” and she went straight to the women in the community and asked what the key issue was. It was water. The rainfall in limestone creates giant caves and cavities, which act as nature’s aquifers.
Up in those mountains, Shiva said, the mining was robbing the valley of its water source — billions of dollars’ worth of water resources — while the miners’ wastes were destroying stream flows, villages were being washed away and workers were being exploited.
When word of Shiva’s study got out, both her father and infant son were threatened, but she continued on with her research, following her father’s advice that “as long as you follow your conscience you have nothing to fear.” Ultimately, Shiva’s calculations showed that the limestone left in the mountain contributed more to the economy than the extraction of limestone from the mountain.
Just as in the case of the forest in the Himalayas, in which the government was forced to recognize that the forest left standing contributed more than their conversion into timber. Shiva’s study was the basis of a Supreme Court ruling that led to the mining being discontinued.4
The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology
Shiva went on to found the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which she called the Institute for “Counter Expertise.” The goal was to counter the “expertise” of the destroyers and “bring to the front the knowledge of those who were defending the Earth and their lives.”
Shiva was able to carry out independent research because she didn’t rely on funding from outside sources. “You can have a billion-dollar grant and hire researchers to do the work, who don’t know about the issue,” she said, or you can have just a few thousand dollars and work with communities, where the people become the researchers. This is important, Shiva noted, as “When money is your master, then your conscience is no more your guide.”
During this time, she also challenged the standing law in India, which stated that the father would automatically become the natural guardian of the children in cases of divorce. She went directly to the Supreme Court and became the first case in which the court decided the mother should get custody of the child, setting precedent for all of India.
In 1985, she was invited to Nairobi for a U.N. conference on women, where she spoke about women and the environment, including the Chipko movement, stating that it was the first time the link was made between environmental degradation and its impact on women. In 1988, her book “Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development” was published, marking the beginning of eco-feminism. Shiva went on to write more than 20 books.
The Violence of the Green Revolution
In 1984, Shiva was working for United Nations University on conflicts over resources when an eruption of extremist violence broke out in Punjab. Religion was blamed for the unrest, but it was more likely a battle over resources. That same year, a gas leak from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, had devastating consequences, killing 3,000 people immediately and 30,000 more in the aftermath, with many still suffering health effects to this day.
“My head is in a spin,” Shiva said of her mindset at the time. “That’s when I realized Punjab is the home of the Green Revolution.” The Green Revolution is the name given to the introduction of chemical agriculture to the developing world, which was promised to bring more food, more prosperity and more peace.
The movement even earned a Nobel Peace Prize but, Shiva said, “death ensued.” It didn’t add up. “You’re supposed to give a Nobel Peace Prize for peace, but this is war,” she said. When she turned her research efforts toward the Green Revolution, she found that, as a result of this new chemical-based agriculture, soils and rivers were dying and desertification was taking place, while 25% of small farmers were dispossessed.
“This was an agrarian crisis,” Shiva said, “not a religious conflict.” She uncovered that many of the people being killed were those in positions of bureaucratic power, “controlling the architecture that allowed the Green Revolution to happen.”
This led Shiva to write another book, “The Violence of the Green Revolution.” Once she understood that the promises of the Green Revolution were a lie, she moved her focus to truly sustainable agriculture.
Putting Patents on Life
In 1987, Shiva was invited to a biotechnology meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, which was attended by some independent scientists along with U.N. officials and the agro-chemical lobby, which would soon turn into the biotech lobby.
The focus was on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that would allow them to patent seeds, securing the GMO seeds’ future growth and the ability to collect royalties from farmers.5 An international treaty was discussed to move GMOs and patented seeds globally. Shiva told IDR:6
“This is why the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), World Trade Organisation (WTO), General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and others came into the picture. What was most horrifying was their ambition to limit this to a total of just five companies that would control food and health globally. Today, we have four — I call them the poison cartel.”
While the spin was to position GMOs as essential to feeding the world, Shiva said, “the reality was that they were the door to owning life on Earth.” The patented seeds also necessitated monocultures, so the same seeds could be sold everywhere, and people could be replaced with herbicides and machines. It ushered in industrialized farming while eliminating small farms.
On the flight home from Switzerland, she said, she began thinking about how to deal with this and by the time she got off the flight, “A seed was speaking to me … Farmers with their own seed, fighting for their seed freedom, are the biggest force in the world against seed monopoly.”
Navdanya: The Right to Save Seeds
In 1994, Shiva founded Navdanya, a nonprofit organization promoting biodiversity, organic farming and seed saving. She traveled to villages where women would give her seeds, and she started saving them and encouraging farmers to do the same. A training and research farm was created in order to have a seed bank where all the seeds were collected and to have research on how biodiversity and native seeds can feed the world.
But saving seeds and creating seed banks was only one aspect. The other was to create awareness, including translating the information into different languages to tell the world about the importance of saving seeds and protecting crops. There are now at least 127 seed banks in India, which will keep growing, along with a network of farmers and seed savers who have been trained in organic farming.
Shiva has also traveled the globe to warn other countries, including those in Africa, about plans to displace rural farmers so investors can turn the land into industrial farms to export the commodities. She said:
“A handful of multinational corporations … is driving species extinction. The poisons they have deployed are pushing the disappearance of bees, the disappearance of pollinators, the disappearance of insects, the disappearance of biodiversity.
Industrial agriculture is not only destroying biodiversity, it is destroying the soil and releasing large amounts of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere … This is not a food system. It is not an ecological system. It is a recipe for destruction of the planet’s health and the destruction of our health.”
Regenerative agriculture and animal husbandry are the next and higher stage of organic food and farming. They’re not only free from toxic pesticides, GMOs, chemical fertilizers and concentrated animal feeding operations, but are also regenerative in terms of the health of the soil, the environment, the animals and rural farmers. As Shiva put it, “Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the climate crisis and the crisis of democracy.”7
In short, regenerative agriculture practices aim to rebuild soil health, restore ecosystems and promote human health through the growing of nutrient-dense food, while providing farmers with economic and financial stability. Shiva is confident this can be done, as long as humans embrace their interconnectedness while acting on an individual level to be agents of change:
“Food can be grown in abundant, ecologically sustainable and just ways. But to do this we need a shift in our perception. We need a change in paradigm. We are part of nature. We must participate in her processes. We have to understand our interconnectedness, our oneness on this Earth. But this is not how Big Food and Big Agriculture works.”
About the Directors
I believe in bringing quality to my readers, which is why I wanted to share some information about the Directors, Camilla Becket and Jim Becket, from “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva.”
Here is a little more about them and what went in to making this film. Thank you Camilla and Jim for sharing with us.
Camilla grew up in apartheid South Africa and was an activist in the anti-apartheid movement. She managed outreach for independent publishers who originated works by anti-apartheid thinkers and artists, including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. She launched Becket Films with Jim in 2005 with a mission to focus on international environmental issues, social justice, and health.
Camilla has co-produced several Becket Films projects, including films for the Religion, Science, and Environment series about besieged water bodies around the world and what can be done to restore them.
Jim brings a varied career to his filmmaking: Human rights lawyer, journalist, and author. As Director of Public Information for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Jim made several films about refugee problems around the world. Moving to Los Angeles, he worked as a screenwriter, producer and director of TV and narrative movies.
Since then he has co-produced several documentaries on contemporary environmental issues, including The Green Patriarch, The Amazon: The End of Infinity, The Arctic: The Consequences of Human Folly and El Misterio del Capital de los Indigenas Amazonicos. Jim’s awards include festival Best Film awards, two Humanities awards, and a George Foster Peabody award.
What was your inspiration for making this film?
We were first introduced to Vandana Shiva at a series of environmental conferences almost twenty years ago. And like most people on their first meeting with her, realized immediately that we were in the presence of an eco-activist rock star.
The more time we spent with her, and learned about her life experiences, the more we, as filmmakers, were inspired to tell her story.
Her life has embodied the notion that “one person can make a difference”, and so finally we asked if we could try to capture her journey on film. She agreed. The Seeds of Vandana Shiva is the result.
Why seeds? After learning that the real goal of developing GMOs were for patents to monopolize the world’s seed supply, Vandana began speaking out about the ecological and social costs of industrial agriculture and building the movement to save native seeds.
And through her evolution as an activist against the global Goliaths of food and farming, we also wanted to shine a light on where we are today — industrial food production accounts for up to 40% of carbon emissions, while pesticides destroy soils, water systems and biodiversity, and harm human health. Contrary to the spin that industrial food is essential to feeding the world, today more than two billion people face food insecurity across the globe.
The good news is that The Seeds of Vandana Shiva also shows how we can tip the scales, each in our own way: Vandana speaks for an ecologically regenerative vision for food and farming which we can all engage in — millions already do. But we need millions more for real change to occur.
In the end, our hope is that Vandana’s extraordinary story will act as a catalyst for more people to understand the issues at stake, and to deeply inspire them to be part of the change.
What was your favorite part of making the film?
There were many rewards to making The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, but the best part was making the trips to Dr. Shiva’s organic farm, Navdanya, in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Not only is Navdanya the center of Dr. Shiva’s research and seed saving work, but it is also an education center where people travel from all over India and elsewhere in the world to learn about seed saving and ecological food systems.
It is where we found Dr. Shiva at her most relaxed and willing to share her experiences with us. We also loved how many volunteers stepped up to offer time and expertise during production. It was so gratifying to realize how many people really wanted this film to be made!
Now we are enjoying the process of sharing The Seeds of Vandana Shiva with the world, in the hope that it will inspire more people to advocate for regenerative, organic, and fair-traded food.
Where do the proceeds to your film go?
We financed filming and production with foundation grants, crowd-funders and a lot of sweat equity. Now we’re fundraising for an outreach and impact campaign, for more people to be able to see this film.
There is no time to lose. Our climate, our environment, our health and our democracies are in crisis.
Sharing Dr. Shiva’s experience and wisdom more widely with the world could not be more timely or urgent. Why? Because the ecological and social crises intersect in agriculture and the way we grow food.
The good news is that no-one explains the issues more clearly or what we can do about it than Vandana Shiva.
Also, documentaries — that both inform and entertain — are proven to be a powerful means to introduce audiences to issues in a way that can move them to advocate for much needed change.
It’s happened before and it can happen again, but we can’t do it alone. We need everyone who cares about the climate, the environment, and the wellbeing of human communities to support our outreach, in whichever way that they can.
All income raised will be for translations, communications, education and strategy materials, and to facilitate community screenings around the world. Please support The Seeds of Vandana Shiva impact campaign here!