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Contents, Issue 100, Spring 2019

Caduceus – our first 100 issue
Founder Sarida Brown recalls the early days and, together with editor Simon Best, remembers some special issues

Tributes to Jay Ramsay (1958-2018)
Kevan Manwaring leads friends and fellow poets in their memories of Jay

Dartington and the Sirius connection
Mark Herbert presents evidence of a strong link between the building and the star system 

Pitch battle: 432 vs 440Hz – history of the International Standard
John Stuart Reid in his Part 1 article looks at the origins of concert pitch and the ongoing controversy

Vitamin C – our most important defence weapon
Dr Sarah Myhill makes her case for using high doses of the vitamin at the first sign of infection

Where Truth is Hid
Alan Green in his Part 1 article reveals some of the amazing codes and mathematical knowledge he has found in the Bard’s Sonnets

Dowsing – exploring its range, joys and benefits
Matthew French demonstrates the art of dowsing both the outer and inner worlds

Stop 5G – Call to action
Simon Best reports that the fears and evidence of harm grows as roll-out looms

Regular columns

Books
Catafalque – Carl Jung and the End of Humanity; Unholyland – the trilogy; The Dream: A Spiritual Journey of Self-Healing; In the Shadow of the Machine; IN BETWEEN; Prayer Energy; Opening the Door to the Worlds; Ditch Vision – essays on poetry, nature and place; (The Dangerous Book)

Briefings
Thich Nhat Hanh awaits his time of transition/ Misleading newspaper attack on expert’s challenging vaccine/aluminium study/ French Court recognises electromagnetic sensitivity as an occupational disease/ State of the Climate 2018 report allays fears of global warming/ Monsanto fined $80m in damages


Editorial

In this issue
by Simon Best

This is Caduceus’ 100th anniversary issue, which is a cause for celebration! It is longer than normal but has also been much delayed due to the sad death of Jay Ramsay, our friend and long-time poetry editor, who finally lost his valiant fight against cancer just before New Year, which has somewhat overshadowed it. Pages 4/5 carry tributes from just a few of his fellow poets and friends and give details of the memorial service in Stroud on 4 May.

Jay first started as our poetry editor in 2002 and continued providing a rich flow of poetic themes and poets, besides regular reviews of poetry and other books, right up to this issue. I will always remember his enthusiasm, mental energy and singleness of purpose. I got to know him over the years, meeting at various events and even his house in Stroud. He made a special effort to visit me when I was recovering from a cancer op in 2016 (now in the past), despite coping with a much more serious situation, which I will not forget. Ave atque vale to a truly brave and noble soul!

Reflecting on our first 100 issues, founder Sarida Brown recounts how Caduceus came into being, coalescing around certain ideas and individuals who helped her launch, in 1987, her idea for a magazine that first came to her when she was on a retreat. It went from strength to strength, attracting many well-known writers (listed on page 3 of the online version). She highlights special issues and specific themes that were leading edge at the time and recalls how Caduceus became her ‘dervish’. I took over in 2006 but after the ‘08/’09 recession and with the growth of the Internet as a source of online articles and information, Caduceus’ fortunes, as with other niche magazines, declined and it has been somewhat of a struggle ever since. At this critical turning point I call on readers to assist in its revival by promoting it via all social media at their disposal.

Our investigation into the Bacon/Shakespeare authorship question, which started with issue 95, culminates in this issue with the first of a 2-part article by Alan Green who, for 15 years, has studied the evidence and here presents some of the most extraordinary coding and mathematics hidden in the Bard’s Sonnets. The revelations he promises in Pt 2 will be equally stunning.

In a revealing article, practising dowser Matthew French demonstrates the range of information that can be gained from dowsing. He recounts how physical dowsing can reveal where living systems such as trees and plants once stood, due to picking up their remaining energetic imprints, while also discussing dowsing to pick up health issues and geopathic stress.

Mark Herbert explores the strange links between Dartington Hall in Devon and the Sirius star system in his fascinating article that details his research into the intriguing history of this building. He explores how Sirius was discovered and the likely effects of its various cycles and what their imminent completion may portend.

The debate over the superiority or otherwise of 432 vs 440Hz tuning has been increasingly debated recently. In his first of two articles John Stuart Reid focuses on the history of the idea of pitch and the International Standard, showing the many influences of both individuals and musical trends. In Pt 2 he will bring the debate up to date and show how his own cymatics research reveals new aspects not previously appreciated.

Dr Sarah Myhill champions the potent effect of vitamin C to knock out flu and other infections, emphasising that it must be used in high doses to be effective. She outlines a protocol to follow at the first signs of any infection, which explains why she has not had flu for over 35 years!

Finally, I update readers not only on the growing evidence of the health dangers of 5G and its imminent roll-out in the UK and overseas but also on the increasing awareness among the public, partly due to the number of campaigning groups and websites. I urge every reader to inform yourself of the amount of research indicating the dangers of this untested 5G technology that many scientists believe will unleash a health catastrophe. Sign the petition at the end of my report to help trigger a debate in Parliament and encourage others to do so.

This has been a special issue in many ways, not least in the amount of time and work it has entailed. The way forward now very much depends on the support each reader can offer in spreading the word to others.

 

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