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Some History and Background
So, to get on with our story, let's jump back for a moment to the year 2000, as that will best help to illustrate and illuminate the points that I wish to convey. Acting upon inner guidance, I had started offering consulting services in late 2000 to companies and individuals, primarily in the realms of alternative health, nutrition, antioxidant nutrition (including extremely low molecular weight antioxidants that yield "active hydrogen"), trace element nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and means and methods of reaching greater levels of happiness, inner peace, health, well-being and vitality. It was also this same time period that saw the advent of some of my first informational websites devoted to some of the various topics that I have mentioned immediately above.
Frankly, up till that point, I had, for much of my life, had little interest in microbes. While I was certainly nowhere near as aversive to "bacteria" and "microbes" and the general world of microbiology as are most modern Westerners (remember here that we live in a culture that is so aversive to microbes and "germs" that consumers flock to purchase "hand sanitizers", which promise to kill all microbes present on the skin…), my sole experiences with microbes until that point had been very few, and had consisted largely of the following:
  • one or two very brief attempts to homebrew beer (and mead, that is a beer/wine made from wild honey) back in the 1970s.

  • a brief period in the 1970s when I was raising livestock, and was forced to learn a bit about livestock veterinary medicine, including management and treatment of livestock diseases.

  • a one-year period in the 1980s when I had tried my hand at maintaining saltwater aquaria, at which time I was forced to learn a bit about de-nitrifying bacteria and detoxifying bacteria, as it was essential to encourage the growth and proliferation of such microbes in the gravel bed and the filter media of my saltwater aquaria with such microbes if my fish and invertebrates were to have any chance of flourishing, much less surviving!
 And, beyond that, about my only other involvement with microbes by the year 2000 was a growing and dawning realization, and acknowledgment, of the tremendously important role that beneficial microbes play in the gut, that is, in the GI tract of humans and animals, and the importance of a good gut flora to attain optimal levels of health, well-being and vitality.
Beyond that, I had, at that time, zero interest in microbes, and rather, my primary interests during that period lay in nutrition (particularly Paleolithic diets and partly-raw diets), including mineral and trace element nutrition, and heart-centered methods of achieving greater levels of happiness, health and well-being. And, when I started receiving nudges and hints in early and mid-2002 that I might wish to start paying greater attention to the role of beneficial probiotic microbes in attaining optimal levels health and vitality, and to their role in sustainable farming, I largely ignored them, and, indeed, I kept saying to myself something to the effect that I was "not very interested in microbes". Well, Divinity had other plans for me, as we shall shortly see...
Because I was initially rather reluctant to start working in the field of beneficial probiotic microbes, and because I was ignoring a number of signs in the outer world and nudges on the inner level to start exploring this realm, I was literally dragged into this field by Holy Spirit via a whole slew of synchronicities, strange coincidences and odd events that occurred between June 2002 and December 2002, and these magical synchronistic events that kept pushing me into the realm of beneficial probiotic syntropic antioxidative microbes included all of the following, and all within the same six month period:
  • strange dreams that two otherwise down-to-earth Old Order Amish farmers of my acquaintance had about me (and that they subsequently related to me in phone calls), wherein they somewhat awkwardly told me that they were advised by angels in their dreams that they should get rid of their existing "organic soil consultants" and instead call me and ask me to "teach them about how to create really excellent soil for organic farming" and they further advise me that it had something to do with "…really special fermented (sic) soil microbes."

  • a mystical visionary message relayed to me by a sober and stoic Old Order Mennonite farmer who was an acquaintance and occasional consulting client (in the realm of raw Paleolithic diet and nutrition). He told me, somewhat reluctantly, that he had experienced a vision one night wherein he was "shown" that I would teach him and others about "special probiotic microbes" that could revolutionize sustainable farming and organic farming, and also revolutionize the field of human and animal health. He further told me that this was all somehow connected with fermentation, but not the type of fermentation seen in brewing beer or wine. He was as mystified by the vision and message as was I.

  • an unsolicited spontaneous comment offered by a spiritual healer/intuitive colleague, to the effect that she had recently had a dream that I was soon to start working with "…powerful beneficial microbes that exude amazing healing energies".

  • several dog-eared, stained and faded copies of articles from long-defunct magazines and journals about "magical agricultural microbes that destroy toxins and remediate contaminated soils" that two previously-unknown to me self-styled "researchers" mailed to me; from what little they told me, they were intrigued by the descriptions of the magical beneficial microbes and their properties, but were frustrated by the fact that the articles indicated that the secrets of the technology had been lost when the inventor had died in 1975.

  • several chance phone calls from acquaintances asking me if I could offer consulting advice and steering regarding their new-found interest in beneficial probiotic microbes; three of them further mentioned having heard about certain types of beneficial microbes that exhibited antioxidant properties and could possibly be used to remediate contaminated soils and/or contaminated waterways.

  • a phone call from a former chemical engineer-turned-organic-farmer in Nebraska; he had initially called to inquire about retaining me for some consulting on trace elements as a supplement for human nutrition and as a farm soil amendment. However, during one of our calls, he happened to mention that many years ago, back in the 1970s, when he was a practicing chemical engineer dealing with treatment of toxic industrial waste, he had come across a strange proprietary microbial culture marketed by an elderly and very-secretive inventor located in northern Nevada. While the inventor primarily marketed his proprietary microbial product as a soil conditioner for farmers working with soils in relatively dry areas, he had avowed that his microbial culture would also remediate toxic waste. My caller told me that he had experimented with using the microbial product to treat liquid waste streams containing toxic industrial waste, and that it had performed "astoundingly" in reducing levels of toxins, and in reducing odor and corrosion of metal plumbing and other metal equipment in the waste stream. He further told me that he had continued to intermittently use this strange microbial culture product in his waste treatment design and engineering work until 1982, when the product suddenly became unavailable. Upon protracted inquiry, the chemical engineer had learned that the elderly inventor – who was the sole producer of the microbial culture and reportedly also the only person who possessed the "formula" – had died in mid-1982, and it appeared that his mysterious formula had died with him. All my caller could remember of what the elderly inventor had told him was that the product, a clear liquid, was produced by a lengthy fermentation, and that some key ingredients were cow manure, the urine from pregnant mares (yes, urine from pregnant horses!), and the two flexible membranes (aka "lining") found inside the shells of eggs from chickens. (Interestingly, a few years later, in late 2006, while presenting several lectures on uses of SAM beneficial microbes in agriculture over a span of several days at an Acres USA conference in Indianapolis, I met two farmers, both from the northern Midwest, who had apparently also been customers at one time of the elderly inventor, and who had used his products on their farm soil until the product became unavailable.

  • I had started to perform some experiments in the latter half of 2002 with using ancient yeast cultures to create sourdough breads with extremely long rising/fermentation times (on the order of five days), on the hunch that such long-fermented sourdough breads would exhibit powerful beneficial nutritional properties.

  • some anomalous, but ambiguous and confusing, tales about mysterious beneficial microbes that exhibited syntropic (aka negentropic or anti-entropic) and antioxidative properties that had emerged during my web-based research on the topic of long-fermented sourdough breads. Unfortunately, most of the information on the information that I could find on the web about these microbes was confusing, ambiguous, often contradictory, and even, at times, downright maddening due to the obvious deficiencies.

  • finally, the finishing touch was an intriguing phone call from a FBI agent in the latter part of 2002, followed in short order by a fascinating and illuminating meeting with two FBI special agents, a meeting that ultimately lasted for several hours. Much of our conversation centered around -- you guessed it – soil microbes and means of propagating soil microbes via fermentation! This "divine intervention" in particular awed me, for it was an amazing display of synchronicity!
Eventually, by late 2002, the cumulative mass and import of all these above-mentioned magical strange signs and signals was too great to ignore, and I finally "woke up and smelled the coffee", that is, I paid attention, and in short order, based upon inner guidance, I started researching a very unique type of beneficial probiotic microbes, often found in the soil, which I quickly came to call "syntropic antioxidative microbes"; for shorthand, I started to call this genre by the acronym "SAM".

Once I had allowed myself to venture into this field, I learned rapidly, because I am a mystic and an intuitive/clairsentient as well as a scientist, and within a short time I was authoring websites, books and articles aimed a demystifying and de-mythologizing the entire field, and offering pragmatic guidance on applications for these microbes across a number of realms. I was also in short order recognized as an internationally-known authority on syntropic antioxidative microbes and their applications in a wide variety of fields.

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