Books and other materials.
"LAUGHING WITH DOOMSDAY, 2021."
Laughing With Doomsday or Work on what has beem Spoiled was
written in the mid 1980's, revised and edited before Kaare's death,
and published afterwards. The book describes only some of the ways
our current society and the earth are in dire circumstances and
gives practical suggestions to begin to help our society and our
to environment recover. To learn more about the book check on
his book website
"THE END OF MEDICINE, 2009."
"THE END OF MEDICINE is a classic macrobiotic
text" - Michael Bauce.
"A brilliant introduction"
- Lisa Valentine.
"I get more out of it each
time I read it" - Ilanit Tof.
My book, The End Of Medicine, is written to describe
in detail how and why the Large Intestine is the "root organ"
of all disease, and all the many, many symptoms of Metal Disease
(LargeIntestine/Lungs) are chronicled in the chapter on Diagnosis
in The End of Medicine. In order to be fair to all concerned
- purchasers of the book who do not haveweb access, and visitors
to The Alchemycal Pages, I am not putting all the details in the
book on the website . (If you think I am being unfair in not putting
all the details here,consider that I am providing the information
on The Alchemycal Pages for free (since June1996), which costs
me 480 dollars a year plus the many, many hours of time put into
adding to and maintaining the website, plus answering and giving
advice to people who e-mail me, also free). In the book, Chapters
2, 6, 8-11 are taken from pages on the site and have been modified
and some minor changes made. Chapters 1, 3-5, 7 and 12 and the
Bibliography are not on the website). So, if you are a frequent
visitor to The Alchemycal Pages, I urge you to consider buying
the book in order to get a fuller picture.
To emphasize why I think you will be doing yourself a service
buying The End of Medicine, consider the following:
I have been involved in the quest to discover the origin, source,
reasons, meaning etc., of disease since I was 16 years old. In
the course of my quest I attended the School of Veterinary Medicine
and Science of The University of Liverpool, from where I graduated
in 1971, with the Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I
then entered into the employment of Assistant Veterinary Surgeon
and Clinician in Large Animal Practice in various veterinary clinics
and practices throughout the United Kingdom for 7 years. It was
during this period that I discovered macrobiotics.
At that time, 1975, I was 28 years old and suffering various
chronic physical and psychological ailments - chronic painful
lower back, sciatica such that some mornings I couldn't even get
out of bed I was in so much pain, insomnia, depression, worry,
fatigue, and was grossly overweight(200 lbs). And it was within
three weeks of starting my macrobiotic life that all these symptoms
began to disappear. Now, 25 years later, at the age of 53, I have
been pain free the entire time, I have boundless vitality, enthusiasm,
sleep like a baby, I weigh 130 lbs.
It was while I was practicing veterinary medicine and surgery
while at the same time starting my macrobiotic life that I discovered
that modern scientific medicine doesn't have a clue about either
disease or health. Now, since I started living macrobiotically
I have never seen a doctor, I do not have a doctor because I am
my own physician, I do not have health insurance and I do not
belong to any so-called Health (Disease) Maintenance Organisation.
In other words, I am independent and free of all the bogus
scientific gobbledygook and modern medical propaganda masquerading
as medicine today, as a result of living macrobiotically.
I went to the Kushi Institute in Brookline, Mass, in 1979.
Then I came to the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife in 1981.
Since 1982 I have been doing macrobiotic educational counseling
and in that time I have personally counseled thousands of people
and seen them heal of every known symptomology of the one disease
we are all subject to. These symptomologies include, to name a
few, AIDS, arthritis, asthma, allergies, endometriosis, chronic
nephritis, breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, prostate
cancer, colon cancer, brain cancer, candididiasis, hepatitis B
and C, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, multiple sclerosis, leukemia,
tinnitis, diabetes and lupus.
Now, I have also seen people with these conditions NOT heal
themselves, so there can be no question of macrobiotic living
(or any other approach) being a cure for any disease symptomology.
Therefore, if you choose to start living macrobiotically then
you can expect it to be a difficult and exhilarating path on the
way to health.
The End of Medicine gives you a map, a compass and shows
you how to start walking on this path. However, the map is not
the territory, you have to learn how to use the compass (yin and
yang) and you have to do the walking. This is to say, there are
no guarantees offered
THE END OF MEDICINE.
(How I learned to quit worrying and love my disease).
"Life is a well of delight,
but to him in whom the ruined stomach speaketh,
the father of affliction,
all wells are poisoned."
Friedrich Nietzsche- Thus Spake Zarathustra.
2. The Dynamics of Healing/Disease.
4. Blood Alchemy.
6. The Ginger Compress.
8. General Dietary Recommendations.
9. Principles of Yin and Yang.
10. On the Way of a Macrobiotic Dietary Practice.
11. On Healing.
12. Getting started.
192 pp. 8.5 x11.
COOKING CLASS VIDEOS.
Cooking Class Videos can be requested for cost of
production and shipping or viewed on Utube for free. Eventually all will
be available there on and on this website.
I have around thirty eight 2 hour cooking class videos.
These are taped live, so there is no editing,
proofreading, etc., what I did and discussed is what
you see and hear. The subject matter discussed, in
addition to the practical matter of cooking the meal
in the classes is totally spontaneous. All subjects, issues,
and matters discussed are from an anthroposophical
and/or macrobiotic perspective and often start with a
question by a student in the class. The classes are
for beginners to macrobiotic cooking and include showing
how and why the meals were prepared and the discussions
range from spiritual to philosophical to technical.
Each class is done according to the season, so throughout
the course of the year there are classes on Spring,
Summer, Late Summer, Fall and Winter Cooking.
Thus, any Spring Class video emphasizes cooking for
Liver/Gall Bladder; any Summer Class video for
Heart/Small Intestine; any Late Summer Class video
for Stomach/Spleen-Pancreas; any Fall Class video for
Lungs/Large Intestine and Winter Class video for Kidneys/Bladder.
Each cooking class shows a demonstration of a soup,
grain dish, vegetable dish, leafy green and dessert.
LECTURE AUDIO TAPES.
I have a set of 12 Audio Tapes of lectures.
These lectures were taped in 1993 and they hold up well.
The plan is to make them available online for free listening
sometime in the future.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE 21st CENTURY?
Twelve Lectures by Kaare Bursell
Lecture 1. The Unifying Principle and Yin and Yang.
One of the most important conceptual tools for the
practice of macrobiotics. Since everything changes,
including one's condition, it is important to understand
yin and yang so that one can maintain one's health and
vitality at all ages and in all climates and seasons.
Lecture 2. The Five Transformations.
Another important conceptual tool that is also eminently
practical and also necessary to understand if one is
going to practice macrobiotics.
Lecture 3. The Spiral of Change.
How to see the various stages and dynamics of growth
and development of any process, be it human
development, the growth of a plant, our practice of
macrobiotics, of civilizations etc.
Lecture 4. The Human Being is a Spiritual Being.
Exploring the interconnectedness of the physical, etheric,
and soul "bodies" of the human being and their
relevance to a healthy individual and social organism.
Lecture 5. Blood Alchemy and Digestion.
Explains the radical macrobiotic theory of digestion
as the transformation of food into blood and how it relates
to disease, health and healing.
Lecture 6. A Macrobiotic approach to Health and Disease.
The large overview of the relationship of disease to
an imbalanced way of life and how to consciously recover a
balanced way of life and how and why that can lead
to revitalization, regeneration and recovery on all levels.
Lecture 7. Sex, Procreation, Birth Control and Overpopulation
in relation to the practice of
A talk on the process of procreation as it relates
to the physical, ethical and spiritual condition of the individual
in our society in relation to the state of the soil
in the practice of agriculture. The resulting condition of the
thus produced and its effects on the sexual activity
of the population.
Lecture 8. Constitutional Diagnosis.
How to interpret your constitution as an aid to fulfilling
Lecture 9. Conditional Diagnosis.
How to interpret your facial features as an aid to
knowing the condition of your internal organs.
Lecture 10. Spiral of History.
A look at the history of humanity from 10,000 B.C.
to the present to understand the forces that have permeated
the historical process and what it suggests as possibilities
for the next 1000-2000 years.
Lecture 11. The Spiritual Development of Humanity.
An account of the spiritual development of humanity
based on Rudolf Steiner's An Outline of Occult Science.
Lecture 12. Lucifer and Ahriman.
A description and account of the active spiritual counter
forces to the fulfillment of the true destiny of humanity
and the earth.
The lecture series is most useful as a series but each
lecture is designed to be complete unto itself.
The series may be viewed as a twelve-faceted whole
giving a relatively clear indication of the nature and spirit
of a 21st Century approach to healing yourself and
Purchases, comments or questions can be sent to the address below as I check
this address every few weeks. Please mention Alchemycal Pages in the
subject line. Thank you. Patricia
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