Tag: Steve Kroschel

More down to earth!

Further information on the subject of being grounded.

Just to set the scene, so to speak, last Saturday week I published a post on our reaction to the book called Earthing authored by Ober, Sinatra and Zucker. I said that we had been sufficiently convinced to order the half-sheet kit.  Then on the 23rd., I wrote of our experiences after having spent 5 nights on the earthing sheet.

The half-sheet kit.
The half-sheet kit.

I promised to provide more information today. We have now been sleeping on the earthing sheet for eight nights.  All the positive effects written about on Monday continue and, frankly, strengthen.

The website GoingBarefoot.org has much information, including real-life experiences from customers.  That website suggests it is the work of Martin Zucker, one of the authors of the book.  It also offers this testimonial video:

There is another website Earthing.com that offers much the same information as the GoingBarefoot site.  (Indeed, I just called the Earthing company and they confirmed that there was no difference in service between the two websites.)

One of the items in the kit, as shown in the photograph, was a 74-minute, professionally-made film that was fascinating.  Guess what!  That film is available as a YouTube video.

The film was the product of Kroschel Films and their website is wonderful.  You must go there. These two pictures came from there.

Isis, January 2013 - Photo courtesy Dr.Vic Walker
Isis, January 2013 – Photo courtesy Dr.Vic Walker


Steve Kroschel spends some quality time with Lennox the Lynx, Nov.3, 2013
Steve Kroschel spends some quality time with Lennox the Lynx, Nov.3, 2013

Then a web search brought to light a company with the name of Mercola.  Their website has a page with earthing products even including, towards the end of the webpage, instructions on making your own earthing mat.  The following video comes from that website.

So I do hope this is of interest and, please, if you have any thoughts or experiences, do please offer them as comments to the post.

(Oh, I guess I should mention that I am not affiliated with any of these companies and stand to gain no advantage if you choose to purchase a product mentioned on Learning from Dogs. Please verify for yourself the potential advantages in using any earthing product.)

How to close?

This seems as good a way as any.

Standing Bear.
Standing Bear.

There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled, which leads to an unknown, secret place.

The old people came literally to love the soil, and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. Their teepees were built upon the earth and their altars were made of earth. The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing, and healing.

That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of propping himself up and away from its life giving forces. For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply and to feel more keenly.

He can see more clearly into the mysteries of life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.