Ozark Encyclopedia – H – Horses

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Horse or mule jawbone to cure toothache – “Another way to cure toothache is to find the skeleton of a horse or mule. Be sure that nobody is watching you. Pick up the jawbone with your teeth and walk backward nine steps, being careful not to touch the thing with your hands, and then let it fall to the ground. This done, walk away without looking back, and do not mention the matter to anybody. If the pain doesn’t stop within thirty minutes or so, it means that somebody did see you with the mule’s jaw in your mouth. In that case, the only thing you can do is to hunt up another skeleton and go through the whole business again.” ~Randolph OMF 143

“One way to cure a toothache is to touch a skeleton of a mule.” ~Parler FBA III 3461

Horsehair sieve as protection from witchcraft – Some…

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Ozark Encyclopedia – H – Horsemint

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Horsemint – Monarda bradburiana (often several of the Monarda genus)

Parts used: leaf, flower

Traditional uses: Infusion used for colds, chills, as a febrifuge, and for bowel complaints. Can be used externally in oils and salves for dermatological needs. Used in many of the same ways as Monarda fistulosa.

For stomach cramps and bellyache – “Red-pepper tea, catnip tea, horsemint (Monarda) tea all of these are mightily cried up as remedies for stomach cramps or bellyache.” ~Randolph OMF 95-96

Tea used for worms – “Horsemint tea is supposed to be a sure cure for rectal worms in children.” ~Randolph OMF 106-107

For diarrhea – “Horse mint (Monarda) is good for diarea.” ~Parler FBA II 2067

For kidney health – “Horse Mint (Monarda) leaves to make a tea out of helps the kidneys.” ~Parler FBA III 2596


Moerman, Daniel E. Native American Ethnobotany (NAE)

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On the Eve of the Checkerboard Roundup, An Old Adobe Town Friend is Found

Straight from the Horse's Heart

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Mica’s Dad, still wild and free

On the eve of the 2017 Checkerboard Roundup, an old Adobe Town Friend is Found

by Carol J. Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation forWild Horse Freedom Federation

In 2010 I was staying in Rawlins, Wyoming to observe the Adobe Town Roundup. The day before the roundup started, I had an encounter with a family of wild horses who would change my life forever.

A wild family through the sagebrush

“Sunrise Stallion”

Just before dawn, I saw a small family peeking out at me through the sagebrush – a grey mare, a pale palomino colt and two other youngsters. I turned and saw a sight that took my breath away – a majestic sorrel stallion with the early light falling on his reddish coat. He looked at me for a few seconds, then he and his family disappeared into the sagebrush.

Mica…

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Ozark Encyclopedia – H – Hornet’s Nest

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Hung in cabin for good luck – “An empty hornets’ nest is hung up in the loft of nearly every old-time mountain cabin, and I have seen such a nest tied to the rafters of a new house that had not yet been occupied; some people say that this brings good fortune to the whole household, particularly in connection with childbirth and other sexual matters.” ~Randolph OMF 75

Used for sore eyes – “I have known old people who went to a great deal of trouble to obtain pieces of hornets’ nests, which they used to wipe their spectacles. Not only does this stuff clean the lenses better than the finest cloth or paper, they say, but it is somehow good for sore and tired eyes.” ~Randolph OMF 189

Hung up to ease birth pains – “There are some old people who always make sure that an empty hornets’ nest…

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The Free Individual is greater than the State

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The Free Individual is greater than the State

By Jon Rappoport

In a sane society, the Bill of Rights would be studied in great detail, in every school and college.

The historical incursions on, and the crimes against, the Bill of Rights would be laid bare and excoriated.

“Grand juries” of students would be formed to investigate, in detail, these incursions and crimes, and wherever possible track them to their sources.

Reading the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, it is plain that the natural rights of the individual are confirmed—and also, the attempt to exercise any sort of excessive power over the individual is shackled.

Why?

Because the Founders saw the handwriting on the wall, engraved for centuries in totalitarian regimes and theocracies.

Here are the basics of the Bill of Rights:

Freedom of speech, religion, and the press.

The right to bear arms.

Housing…

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Ozark Encyclopedia – H – Horehound

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Horehound – Marrubium vulgare

Parts used: leaf, flower

Traditional uses: Infusion of whole plant used for flushing the kidneys. Taken for colds. Mixed with sugar to make cough syrup. Decoction of leaves used for coughs.

“White Horehound has long been noted for its efficacy in lung troubles and coughs…Preparations of Horehound are still largely used as expectorants and tonics. It may, indeed, be considered one of the most popular pectoral remedies, being given with benefit for chronic cough, asthma, and some cases of consumption…Taken in large doses, it acts as a gentle purgative. The powdered leaves have also been employed as a vermifuge and the green leaves, bruised and boiled in lard, are made into an ointment which is good for wounds.” ~Grieve MH 

Bitter tea used for colds – “Horehound is one of the best cold remedies. Just take a panful of horehound leaves, add water, and keep…

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Education

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Where does our modern education system in the west come from? Many believe our educational systems, public or private, are the process of facilitating leaning or acquiring knowledge, values, skills, beliefs and habits that will help them improve their status or position in this world. Education has not been about uplifting and enlightening, but has always been about social control. Plato’s Academy and Alexandria were places of learning. Problems were posed here to be studied and solved by others. Members were encouraged to discover the simplest solutions. Both of these places encouraged freedom of thought and they were both destroyed.

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Why Such A Powerful Virgo New Moon?

By Astrorisa Moon Forecaster Iya Olusoga-Bisi Ade

What Makes The Upcoming Virgo New Moon Ceremony So Powerful?

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Three Planets Will Slide Behind the Moon in an Occultation. Before the official new moon date 9/20. This isa rare event happening with this moon. Today 9/18 the Moon will block Mercury (Esu/Elegba/Ibeji), Mars (Ogun), and Venus (Oshun) and one of the brightest stars in the sky, Regulus, in the constellation Leo, a few hours after it passes Venus. Venus will ingress in the sign of Virgo 9/20 at the time of the Virgo New Moon.The last time the moon slid past three planets within 24 hours as it will this week was on March 5, 2008 (when it was Mercury, Venus and Neptune), and the next time will be in 7/24/2036, according to EarthSky. Mercury completes it’s post retrograde shadow period on 9/19. These events make this Virgo new moon one of the most powerful moon times in decades.​

Is the individual an outmoded idea?

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Is the individual an outmoded idea?

LIVE IN THE COLLECTIVE AND FORGET WHO YOU ARE

By Jon Rappoport

We are now told it’s selfish and greedy to promote freedom for the individual. It’s old-fashioned. It’s passe. It’s dangerous. It’s nothing more than a ruse floated by the rich to hold down the poor.

Forget about the fact that the next Einstein or Tesla, growing up in what has become a collectivist society, could be slammed with Ritalin, Prozac, and even heavier drugs—because they’re “abnormal.”

Someday, an anthropologist will write a celebrated history of this country, and it’ll be all about cultural trends and group customs, and no one will even remember there was such an idea as The Individual.

By that time, the population of what was once the United States will live in a theocracy dedicated to Mother Earth, and every day for half an hour, the people will…

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Awakening

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What will help someone stay on the awakening path? How do I make sure I can become fully awake and not fall back to sleep? I know I am on the path to awakening and I am struggling, what advice do you have to help? These are just a few questions I have received since the last post. Most will tell you to keep an open mind, but that wouldn’t help anyone. What is an open mind? To me, keeping an open mind is accepting another person’s beliefs. So you just replace garbage with garbage. Belief is why the world is divided. I will be more specific and say – “be open to knowledge”. When you hear others talking about how you have to be like Sherlock Holmes, they are talking about being open to knowledge.  Figuring out what is true and what is false.  You have to feel the…

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