you know where you stand with a scorpio, either they shower you with tugged venus energies or attempt to completely ignore your presence. scorpios intrinsically ‘know’ certain details about people, they are drawn to hidden knowledge and possess the plutonian attenae that picks up invisible soul conversations making them potential universal healers and occult scribes
Although there are 240+ species of aloe in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, only four have been identified as having medicinal value to humans. Of these four, Aloe Vera Barbadensis is the best and is the only one that you should be using.
Although it is part of the lily family, this succulent plant more closely resembles a cactus in appearance and habit. It has fleshy leaves, somewhat spikey at the edges and can be mottled. These leaves are arranged in basal rosettes. Under ideal circumstances, the plant produces yellow, tubular flowers in the summer. I have never seen these in person. Italy does not have ideal circumstances.
Common lore tells us that if you grow an aloe plant in your house, it will help prevent household accidents, particularly burns. In Africa, aloe plants are hung over doors to bring luck and drive away evil.
Aloe originated in Africa but has spread throughout the world. The first written record of the use of aloe vera dates back to 2200 B.C.E. and a clay tablet from Sumeria.
The Greek physician Dioscoradis (41 C.E.- 68 C.E.) traveled with the armies of Rome and sung aloe’s praises in his famous herbal. He said the juices of the plant had the power of ‘binding’ and ‘inducing sleep’ and ‘loosens the belly, cleansing the stomach’. He stated also that the sap was a treatment for boils, hemorrhoids, bruises and mouth irritation and was a good medicine for the eyes. He used the pulverized leaf to stop the bleeding of wounds.
The Egyptians referred to aloe as the plant of immortality and it was included in funerary offerings. It was also considered the plant of eternal youth and Queen Cleopatra is said to have used it as a daily beauty product.
There is a reference in the Bible about the apostles applying aloe to the wounds of Jesus.
It is sacred among Egyptian followers of Mohamed who hang aloe above the doorway when they visit his shrine.
In the Congo region of Africa, aloe is used as part of hunting rituals. The body is coated with the juice to obscure the scent of the hunter.
Those who live in the south may grow aloe outdoors. It can withstand freezing temperatures as long as the ground does not freeze, but vital nutrients may still be lost if the leaves are exposed to temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Luckily, aloe thrives as an attractive houseplant.
Grow your aloe in clay pots in the sunniest window in your house. Mix a little sand with your potting soil for the plant. Allow the soil to dry between waterings and don’t overwater. The leaves of a healthy aloe plant should be plump and fleshy. If they shrivel, it’s not getting enough water. If it turns yellow, it’s not getting enough sun or it’s getting too much water. If it turns red and gets shrivelly, it might be getting too much sun.
Harvest and use it as needed. Cut a leaf from the plant a peel away the hard skin to get to the gel inside. The plant will seal up the cut and heal itself.
Aloe is associated with feminine energy, the element of water, the moon, and the astrological sign cancer. It is sacred to Venus/Aphrodite.
It is used as an amulet against accidents and misfortunes, especially around the home. It is also used for love and beauty and all spells related to lunar energies.
Aloe is a wonderful addition to facial cleaners and moisturizers. It speeds healing of acne and reduces scarring.
Apply aloe vera gel to the hair before styling to keep your hair smooth, shiny and manageable and to reduce frizz and dandruff and prevent hair loss. Add some rosemary essential oil to strengthen hair and further prevent damage and hair loss.
Aloe vera can also be used as a personal lubricant.
Aloe vera gel is antibacterial, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal and increases blood flow to the skin where applied, stimulating healing. This makes it useful for burns, sunburn, rashes, poison Oak, Poison Ivy, diaper rash, ring worm, frostbite, acne, any minor cut or abrasion, and just about any skin problem you might have. Just peel away the skin of a leaf and apply the gel to your skin. For a large area, you can place some peeled leaves in the blender and add the goo to your bath for a good soak.
Aloe is also a gentle soother of sore nipples for breastfeeding mothers. It tastes terrible though and can cause tummy aches, so you’ll want to wipe off good before nursing.
Internally, aloe has been used for constipation and intestinal blockages, however, its use can cause some serious intestinal and abdominal cramping, so use with caution. It should not be used by anyone with a chronic intestinal condition.
Studies have shown that aloe can strengthen the immune system and help reduce blood sugar. It has been the subject of serious studies related to the treatment of HIV and cancer.
Aloe very is also used to increase both male and female fertility. It is used by some livestock breeding facilities to coat and protect stored sperm and some research indicates that aloe vera extract, taken internally, may increase sperm count in male mice whose sperm counts were lowered through exposure to radiation and may provide some protection against sperm abnormalities. Aloe douches are also used to increase fertility of female livestock.
Aloe juice is sometimes sold in healthfood stores, but the risks of diarrhea, cramping, and female problems are greater than the benefits of drinking this juice on a regular basis.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Using a form of meditation called tummo (or g-tummo) adepts can raise the temperature of their body by a significant amount.
"During visits to remote monasteries in the 1980s, Benson and his team studied monks living in the Himalayan Mountains who could, by g Tum-mo meditation, raise the temperatures of their fingers and toes by as much as 17 degrees. It has yet to be determined how the monks are able to generate such heat.
The researchers also made measurements on practitioners of other forms of advanced meditation in Sikkim, India. They were astonished to find that these monks could lower their metabolism by 64 percent. “It was an astounding, breathtaking [no pun intended] result,” Benson exclaims.
To put that decrease in perspective, metabolism, or oxygen consumption, drops only 10-15 percent in sleep and about 17 percent during simple meditation. Benson believes that such a capability could be useful for space travel. Travelers might use meditation to ease stress and oxygen consumption on long flights to other planets.
In 1985, the meditation team made a video of monks drying cold, wet sheets with body heat. They also documented monks spending a winter night on a rocky ledge 15,000 feet high in the Himalayas. The sleep-out took place in February on the night of the winter full moon when temperatures reached zero degrees F. Wearing only woolen or cotton shawls, the monks promptly fell asleep on the rocky ledge, They did not huddle together and the video shows no evidence of shivering. They slept until dawn then walked back to their monastery.” -via Harvard Gazette
Everyone’s favorite scientist, Nikola Tesla famously stated, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Today, scientists understand brain waves enough to translate an unspoken thought through a computer and back into someone else’s mind. We have the technology to actually read someone’s visual thoughts and project a rough form of what they see onto a computer screen. Is it really so hard to believe that ancient peoples and also modern monks can tap into their body’s involuntary natural energies and make a more voluntary use of them? Perhaps they could achieve more of these seemingly impossible feats…
Maybe the abilities of the mysterious John Chang (A.K.A. Dynamo Jack) aren’t a complete hoax?
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