reply to post by menguard
Mushrooms and knowledge of them is an ancient secret that we are rediscovering.
Another Mushroom Story
I have a friend of mine who was born in Scotland. He had radioactive water pour on him while working as a apprentice in Scotland.
Years later, after he had settled in Canada, he came down with cancer of the mouth, jaw. He went through chemo, radiation and it went into remission.
Soon, though, it returned and they gave him a few months to live. He decided to spend his last months in Costa Rica.
While in Costa Rica he was drinking some beer and fishing by himself. He had wondered a little ways away from his cottage and sat down to rest. He
had not caught any fish, and was very fatigued.
As he rested a "indian" came out of the forest. This woke him up and he tried to communicate with the Native Costa Rica guy but of course they
spoke different languages. The guy from the forest could see the large scars on my friends neck, face and that my friend was not well.
My friend offered him a beer. The "Native" took the beer and they shared a few moments together as they drank.
The "Native" got up, after the beer and motioned for my buddy to follow him into the jungle which he did.
He came to a "village", more like a campsite, and he was introduced to the Shaman.
The Shaman, after a beer, motioned to show that he saw the scars and that my friend was not healthy.
To make a long story short my friend stayed with the Shaman and his people for about a week. The Shaman had cooked up a brew in a dead, hollowed up
tree with mushooms and other "stuff". My friend drank this stuff....
He is now cancer free...this occured about 12 years ago. He has written a book about it but it is not published as of yet.
I have read his book and I speak to him almost every day at our pub "O'Hanlens" here in Canada. He is still in fair health..no cancer..but suffers
from the operation that removed part of his throat, mouth, jaw etc.
[edit on 25-5-2008 by whiteraven]