The pharmacy of the future

This Article COPYRIGHT May 1988. Nicholas Morcinek. First
published in Toronto Dimensions magazine June 1988. 
If you would like more info please write: 
Botanic Medicine Society. 
P.O. Box 82. Stn. A. 
Willowdale, Ont. CANADA. 
M2N 5S7. 

After extensive tests your physician has determined that your
immune system is weakened, leading directly to your allergy
symptoms and suggestibility to colds and flu. However the
treatment is straightforward and the physician expects you to be
fully recovered in about 9 months. After a little social chit
chat you receive your prescription and directions to the nearest
bio-pharmacy. What a drag, its a 2 hour drive to get there! Still
these are difficult times, we must all make sacrifices. You
telephone and arrange a time to visit. Excellent! They can fit
you in tomorrow.
The air is crisp and clear as you pull into the pharmacy parking
area. Leaving your auto for its next occupant you spend a few
minutes taking in the view and breathing in the pure fresh air,
filled with the delicate perfume of the bio-pharmacy garden. Your
grandparents still have difficulties understanding the new
pharmacies. They dispense no chemicals or synthetic drugs, their
entire pharmacopeia being composed of living plant formulae. It
seems so obvious now how unnecessary so many of the chemical
drugs were and with our new understanding of disease, and the
awareness of the importance of diet and food vitality, medicine
has come the full circle. 

The transition was not without casualties. The large drug
companies survived of course, after buying up most of the organic
herb farms, in the eighties and nineties, but many of the
traditional Medical Guilds fell apart, unable, with their mostly
reductionist outlook, to accept the new healing systems. 
It was during these times, during the AIDS and environment
crisis, that the value of organic Botanic Medicine became
apparent. So many diseases of those times had their origins in
devitalised foods, laden with inorganic poisons. With the
discovery that wild food plants and herbs contained the vital
organic elements that enabled the body to repair itself, the bio-
pharmacy was born.
The root of the bio-pharmacy was bio-dynamic farming. Here wild
herbs and other plants were permitted to grow without the effects
of a polluted environment, or synthetic fertilizers and
pesticides. They were harvested at the correct astrological
times, and used and prepared in ways that ensured survival of
their living force. Plants utilised for specific treatments were
bathed in Kirlian energy specific to that function, thereby 
enhancing their healing effects in those directions. Rare
minerals were added to the soil for utilization by the plants and
ultimately of course, by the people who ate them. 

The best example of this was the use of the wild garlic, long
known as a source of organic selenium, vital for effective immune
function. After nearly 100 years of dietary insufficiency in
organic selenium, (due mostly to the leaching effects of chemical
fertilizers), the re-introduction of this element into our food
supply, led to the specific improvements in immune function that
enabled us to eradicate the spectre of AIDS and establish the
validity of the bio-dynamic pharmacy.
The arrival of the pharmacist brings you back to the present and
you wonder why you need to make this visit. It is not necessary
of course, for the old, infirm or otherwise immobile, but before
dispensing your remedy the pharmacist must feel your vibrations
and energies. It is important to ensure that your phyto-
supplements are correctly attuned to your own bio-field and this
is always best done in person. Even though your astro-data and
psychic profile have already been utilised in the remedy
formulation, this final, personal fine tuning, is always
performed. The 20th. century and its impersonal and spiritually
sterile methods are a part of recent history and for this you
breathe a deep sigh of relief. The pharmacist makes you
comfortable as you prepare for psychic connection and in a matter
of moments you fall comfortably into a deep and receptive sleep.