by John Fraser Beckley
(Yamburara, Ecuador)

In the Philippines/Mindanao Island was where the Japanese army held out in caves at the very end of WWII beyond technical limits of life support; they became cannibals. It is where the largest stash of Japanese gold bars was buried right over the hill from my station, an elementary school subscribing to the Peace Corps - Group VII program to introduce a particular system for teaching english as a 2nd lang.

Well, we also did hands-on science experiments that took us outdoors. Some of the core group started being bolder after we all learned how to make electricity flow out of fruits and veggies & juices. Then they brought things from those caves and soon we were making flash-lites with bamboo tubes.

With the savings I had at the end of the 2yr assignment, I gave grants or scholarships to the high school or technical schools. That was in 1963, and I am seeing a pattern repeating here in Ecuador. Not all the details coincide and yet there is an over-riding element of cyclical energy waves leading up to possibly transformation/transmutations of DNA or sudden earth changes, in geological terms.

There was a group of german scientists/military right at the end of the war. The story told to me is that they were on a mission to study the magnesium content of the Vilcabamba river water and the source of the high-magnesium water and what makes it assimilable.

Just out of pure speculation, what ever their stated intent & equipment they were packing, they could have left behind something in caves they found or created on the way to those lakes. Is it worth looking into? At that time in history, there were some incredible energy devices in limited circulation!

Or is it idle musings of an old man?


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May 27, 2016
The Prospects for Bioprospecting in Ecuador
by: John Fraser Beckley

Jack - Right, let's cut to the chase. Sometimes TV programs give me clues to mass/shared consciousness subjects like the state of bioprospecting awareness in the University system of Ecuador. A young woman research profesor or publicist, I dont know; she was being interviewed while walking thru a campus & explaining the functions microbes perform as beneficial to humanity & the planet by cleaning up petrol spills,eg. Astounding information sharing that just begins to reveal "Riquesa Natural" and the prosperity of citizens who feel free enough to use their natural intelligence for benefitting life on/in the Planet & Solar system. The value-added prospects of utilizing by-products found in nature is practicaly infinite. One of the first examples I know of entrepenurial bioprospecting was Andy Firk's businesses in Florida. His products could decorate a Beach Hotel or be a museum piece. Then gov't. stepped in & on him curtailing prospects with penalties & prohibitions. Another adventure awaiting those with interests in Ecuador! Make it another dept. of a private expeditionary party trekking to the lakes at the source of Vilcabamba River! Maybe the German group exedition was a super-human feat. Noone has repeated the effort so far as I know

May 26, 2016
So many interests, so little time
by: Jack


Actually, I am interested in everything you wrote in your first post. I find it all fascinating. As Stan could attest to, i lived in several areas of Ecuador form 2009 to 2013. Stan and I became friends partly because we have many of the same interests. Though I visited Vilcabamba a couple of times, I never explored the surrounding area. I wish I had. Please continue to share with us what you know about any or all the subjects you mentioned. I hope to return to Ecuador one of these days, though if I do it will be for a specific purpose and probably not to live for a long period of time.

May 26, 2016
Vilcabamba River
by: John Fraser Beckley

Jack - That was the challenge: how to cover a lot of ground in a couple paragraphs. At my age, 73, I've settled for staying w/ a local family that runs a seafood restaurant. We can see the river & the covered bridge from the balcony. Native groups come to visit from far & wide. Upstream, maybe half-day's horse ride is where the source water lakes are above the clouds. I haven't gone that far and very few do that trek. The 20 yr old son has been there and all of us have been to the grandfather's mt side that he bought 25 yrs ago. We went to harvest coffee that he planted, along with fruit trees. And he keeps a herd of cows up there (unfortunate source of pollution). However, the waters are attributed with powers of longevity. Grandpa is close to 100. There's a New Zealander w/ horses who takes people just beyond our part of the mt. And a woman who bought land from him & built a hostel; don't know how she's doing. But there's extensive still cheap land available for the adventurous and wealth to be gained from gold in the river & high banks. And there's still that mystery of what the Germans were really up to, going that far to the lakes. What's your interest or intent?

May 25, 2016
by: Jack

Wow! From Japanese gold to making electricity from fruit to bamboo flashlights to cyclical energy waves to german scientists, Vilcabamba river magnesium, to last but not least, incredible energy devices.

That is what I call covering a lot of ground in several paragraphs.

Do I dare ask if you care to expound on at least one of the mentioned subjects?

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