Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Essence of moonbat.

One thing I find frustrating is alternative/attachment parenting. I'm trying to be a practitioner of that concept, but I find it really hard to relate to a lot of the others that I've come into contact with who also espouse this.

So far, in my travels over the last 3 years or so, I've been made aware of homeopathic vaccinations. Lotus births. Recipes for placenta, and if you can't bring yourself to eat one of those, then how about a little essence of placenta instead? Ear candling and chiropractic for newborns.

I'm all for sheltering your little one, but let's get real on this.

Homeopathic vaccinations? One list I've been a member of for a while got most upset with me because I suggested that the AVN (Anti) Australian Vaccination Network have their own agenda. And that's not providing parents with clear, unbiased information about vaccines and what's in them. Needless to say, I don't have a lot to say on that particular list.

This is the same group that supplied me with recipes for placenta, and instructions on how to extract essence of placenta.

For those who wish to know, here it is:

Place a piece of placenta - if not the whole organ - outside in the evening under a full moon.
Ensure that it's safe and that animals don't get to it, of course.
Next, add elements of earth, water, fire, air and metal. Ideally, the water will be in a crystal bowl, and the placenta will NOT be in the water. That would contaminate it. You can, however, put your own crystals in the water.

After you have extracted the essence, you can decant the water into a brown bottle. If you wish to preserve the "essence" for some time, then feel free to add some brandy.

My thoughts on this? What a crock of shite! The reason that we don't eat placentas as a species is because we don't need to. Yes, it may be a great source of iron and protein, but it's not necessary. Animals that do eat their placenta tend to be wild and needing to hide their presence from predators. Okay, they will also be weakened somewhat from giving birth, and it is a handy food source in a pinch.

That does not mean that we need to imbue this piece of meat with all sorts of mystical properties.

How can these people be for real? I find it terrifying to think of the next generation. There is no question that they love their children and are devoted to bringing up a generation of caring adults. But the logic. The logic! Where did it go?

Probaby melted away with the wax from the candles they stick in their ears.


At 3:03 PM, Blogger paul said...

Mmmmm- placenta....

Welcome aboard. It seems there's more conservative women than men turning up in the blogosphere, and a bloody good thing.

At 4:44 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

Thanks for the warm welcome, Paul.

It's a scary thought for the feminazis, but there are quite a few of us out there


At 9:12 AM, Blogger The Tink said...


I actually saw a special about that on some news magzine about a year ago...I have yet to figure out the purpose or benefit...It is truly weird...thats the best I can get out of it...I figured someone wanted to do something outrageous to make the news...they this something that is catching on?

At 9:24 PM, Anonymous J. Bargholz said...

Anyone that eat's a placenta, human or oterwise, is likely to eat their own recycled corn.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

You could be onto something there, J Bargholz. I read the mailing list often, but I can't bring myself to read everything on it.

There is occasionally some nice practical stuff, but too many references to the new age side of the street for my comfort factor.

I'm probably going to sound discriminatory, but I also can't cope with some of the abysmal grammar some of the participants use. I know what it's like typing on the run and forgetting to spelchek, but commas and full stops were invented for a reason. Drives me NUTS!

At 5:29 AM, Blogger Robert said...

This reminded me of a Saturday Night Live skit - so long ago, it was when the show was funny.
It was a mock-commercial for "Placenta Helper".


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