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Originally posted by Baddogma
reply to post by skjalddis
I recently read a book "The Cosmic Serpent" written in 1998 by Jeremy Narby that posited that the shamans got their knowledge exactly how they say they do, from taking ayahuasca, the mixture rich in '___', and asking the plant spirits.
The author goes on to try to explain this process by postulating that the faint light given off from DNA molecules is a form of communication, going on to posit intelligence in the molecule and evolution itself.
Originally posted by spacebot
When I read up the first story from OP I suspected that whatever procedure they used with this plant they were'nt supposed to be able to solidify back the limestone liquid. Then I continued reading up the thread until the report about the Catholic priest that confirmed my suspicion. Even if they did know how they would solidify large quantities of liquid limestone that does not mean we have discovered how they were able to build megalithic structures, since a block of liquid limestone if such a thing can exist would still weight the same as the solid one. We have yet to find how they were able to lift all that weight up, balance it and put it to place, along with the ways they used to design whatever they built. If we assume that in Egypt they used liquefied limestone then this would pose a greater mystery not just about on how they built the molds but why! Since it might be an enormous task to build a pyramid but it's an even greater one to build a mold for each stone that this pyramid is made off!
Originally posted by Cole DeSteele
Seems to me not only probable but likely that the secretion of the plant would react differently with the minerals in rock than with proteins in the bird's beak. Apparently conflicting info regarding the ph of this mysterious secretion - it was stated as alkali earlier in the thread - if this is so, then the birds' saliva (being acetic) would actually help neutralize the ingredient, making it less effective in rock melting if mixed. If it is acid, as stated later, then I doubt if the saliva would increase it's potency in any measurable way.
Originally posted by dizTheWiz
think i may have found something...sorry if link was already postededit on 22-4-2011 by dizTheWiz because: (no reason given)
check it out may be what every one is loooking foredit on 22-4-2011 by dizTheWiz because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MrCrindleton
Hello I am a gardener and CAN COFNRIM I HAVE FOUND THIS PLANT WHICH TURNS STONE SOFT I USE IT REGULARLY
Originally posted by reticledc
If it softens rock, then why not the bird's beaks?
Is it that specific that it will only soften rock?
Originally posted by bluwindRD
My two cents on the subject would be that the plant most likely would contain an acid base.
What with the incas using limestone in some of there constuction and there being a good chance the cliff face were the birds nested having a limestone layer.
We all know what the reaction would be if you poored acid onto a limestone block, or if i bird was to slowly rub a leaf which contains a mild acid onto limestone..
And it has the added benefit of not really being that harmful to the birdie's beak
Although this still leaves us with the problem of the dissolved spur, which i would guess (i have no idea how these spurs are attached to the boots) if the spurs are attached with some kind of resin or glue, the acid may desolve them..