THE BIESTMILCH DILEMMA

NATURE: ABOUT BIZARRE ALIENATIONS, SOFT APPROACHES AND INTENSE ENCOUNTERS

During the last decade we again and again had to realize how difficult it is for people to approach BIESTMILCH and accept it as a powerful and lively substance for achieving well-being and curing a broad spectrum of illnesses.

Even though it is all natural and life-saving for thousands of years since mammals populate our globe many of us look at it with great suspicion and mistrust.

BIESTMILCH CROSSES ALL SPECIES BARRIERS

BIESTMILCH can do good in foals, dogs, cats, pigs, doves, other birds, in iguanas, and of course in cows and humans etc. Modern systems biology finally has to admit and accept that the differences among species are far less pronounced than assumed. If the species were that important, how can we survive by eating the most various species from plants to animals.

Shouldn't be humans our only food, if it were only our own species that can nurture us? Please, excuse my sarcasm but this is what would be the conclusion, if the species affiliation were so incredibly essential.

I spent a lot of time to ponder over this mindset of ours. This text reflects my very own perspective and is a fragment only.

We in our Western societies love to talk about nature and stress it endlessly. A blanket of soft thorns covers our ambiguous attitude of a concept of nature that is characterized more by alienation than familiarity.

Artifacts of the most weirdest forms oust the nature we ourself emerge from. Looking into the rules and regulations that want to protect nature reflect our alienation and denounce more of our ignorance than knowledge.

Being more aware of this fact would endow us with the respective humbleness and respect towards all living beings and help us to realize that nature as a tightly intertwined organism = universe has got a self-healing potential that is by far stronger than all human efforts to tame her, cultivate her, save her or subordinate her.

Anyhow, nature and its protection, conservation and reservation is an immensely powerful discourse that penetrates all societal territories, a discourse that fills the emptiness and lack of beliefs in many of us.

FROM DUST WE COME
TO DUST WE GO

Caring for nature gives sense to our lives and politicians room for diversionary tactics.
Isn't it a little bit arrogant to assume that our narrow view on nature can cure the damages and wounds we have afflicted to her by reserving special areas for nature, launching preservation and protection laws or returning back land back or even ourselves?

Aren't all these approaches small-minded, ego-focused and never even touching the whole?

Honestly, you know what I think, we don't have a clue what this all means. Using the term nature is a blurry vague something with a surface plastered and polluted with all kind of weird beliefs, views and imaginations, be they of scientific, religious or societal origin.

We are so alienated from nature. Whatever our efforts are like, nature remains something outside of us.

Slowly over centuries we drifted into this nature-culture schism and today this way of thinking is deeply engrained into us Westerners.

The bad thing about this development is that we force other peoples and cultures into the same mindset taking it for granted that our view of life and nature respectively is the true and the only one reflecting the world's essence.

We easily forget that what I see is what I see. The emerging perception is tinted by my experience as an individual and the culture I am brought up in.

Other people and other cultures still live this unity, have a completely different mindset that is inaccessible to us. If we think we understand these others and know how they feel and perceive, I think that this is sheer arrogance. The misconception that assumes that we know better makes us subordinating others to our progress and our - we think - so much better life.

You only have to think about the aborigines, the Hawaiians, the nomads of the deserts, the Bushmen, the people of the Amazonas estuary and how we made them suffer. We break them and their cultures because we don't understand their way of being, their cognition of themselves as part of nature.

Our alienation from nature destroys other peoples and ourselves without us being aware. The piece of work that accompanies my thought fragments follows the traces where bizarre alienations turn into soft approaches and finally into intense encounters.

With our pictures and video series we want to show how we are influenced by the nature and her creatures around us.

OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE IS DESTRUCTIVE

Here in Hawaii we had lots of occasions to experience ourselves, our closeness to and remoteness from nature. We want to make you feel the process we went through by intentionally scrutinizing our relation to nature and her incredible diversity of beings.

BIESTMILCH BROUGHT ME ON THIS PATH

BIESTMILCH suffers exactly of this alienation from nature that we went through in our Western hemisphere during the last two centuries. The substance either receives suspicion, indifference or infatuation, it polarizes and antagonizes. These are the observations we made during the last decade. This is why we think it's justified to raise the topic of nature as such.

Darwin has taught us the evolution, one of the salient dogmas modern Western biology is built on. But instead of seeing evolution as a horizontal drift of parity and distinctness, he made us believe that evolution is a linear process of optimization, the human being the summit of the process.

This metaphor is borrowed from the notion that industrial progress and growth are linear and improving in the same time.

BIESTMILCH doesn't fit into this mindset. It enfolds its action within the complexity of loops and networks of living organisms.

This page reflects our relation to nature, her creatures and last but not least us.

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