Here's the amazing story
of how an Amazon explorer traded his
search for lost cities of gold for new-found health treasures
in the jungles of the Amazon...
John" Easterling always knew he was going to be a treasure hunter. He
remembers when and how it all started.... It was one day during third
grade at Merry Oaks Elementary School. The latest issue of the Weekly
Reader had arrived. Each week the Reader would feature a story about a
kid his age living in some exotic part of the globe. This issue it was
Sangrog and his llamas, who lived a great adventure every day high up
in the snowcapped Andes Mountains. The story told of lost cities of
untold wealth, advanced civilizations which had vanished off the face
of the earth... It captivated John immensely. More than just a boy's
fancy, John knew in his heart he had found his destiny.
graduating from college in 1976 with a degree in Environmental Studies,
.John sold his car and bought a ticket to Equador. For the next 25
years he traveled through Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay
to hunt for treasures. He criss-crossed the Andes Mountains searching
for lost cities and Pre-Colombian civilizations. In 1978 John founded
the Andes Fur Trading Co., Inc. (which did business as Raiders of
the Lost Art) and imported gemstones, crystals, mineral specimens
and Amazon Basin tribal artifacts into the U.S., while continuing his
quest for hidden fortunes.
John's own words:
"I'm no stranger to traveling and trading in various outposts
of South America; since 1976 I've traveled there over 180 times.
Certainly I had spent some time in Amazonia during my treasure-seeking
years and it had proven to be a formidable foe. Fueled by a dream to
discover lost cities and armed so ineptly with a machete and some
survival provisions, the jungle was heavy and overwhelming. Driven by
the scent of treasure, I was constantly tortured by heat, humidity,
biting insects and the threat of poisonous snakes. And, of course, I
always knew that the nebulous cache of unlimited fortune was just over
the next hill or across the river."
was on one of these trips that John's life was changed forever. He
was exploring upriver on the Rio Ucayali, the main tributary of the
Amazon. He knew he was in rough shape, chilling and sweating with fever
in the searing afternoon heat. He turned the motorized dug-out to the
river bank and stumbled into a Shipibo village weak and exhausted. Once
he lay down, he couldn't get up.
the Shipibo were sympathetic and took care of him. Their herbalist (curandero)
mixed some herbs and started feeding him. He was offered Uña de Gato (Uncaria Tomentosa)
and Chanca Piedra
(Phyllantius Niruri) teas. He drank about a liter of this combination,
and by morning the fever was broken. He was feeling better.
"After three days of resting and drinking these teas, my
health had improved significantly and I was ready to travel again. I
took some of the Gato vine and Chanca Piedra shrub with me and, using
them daily, I sensed noticeable improvements in my health. After ten
days of these Rainforest herbs, I realized I was in better health than
I had been in years. I had a strong sense of connectedness, clarity of
thought had returned, I felt a renewed sense of energetic power and
internal chi. I was breathing easier and my posture was more erect.
In fact, I was in better health than I had ever been. Yet as dramatic
as this rejuvenation was, it was only the beginning."
years earlier John's experiences with hepatitis and Rocky Mountain
Spotted Fever had culminated in a near-death experience in a hospital
in North Carolina. Ever since then he had been continually challenged
by a compromised liver; it had left him with a life of chronically low
energy, fatigue, ungroundedness, unclear thought processes and,
all-in-all, for years he'd been operating at about 60% of optimal
efficiency. But nothing heI'd experienced during those ten long years
had given him reason to anticipate or prepare for his awakening to the
bio-energetic principles of the Rainforest.
"Being healed and newly recharged by the potions of the
Shipibo medicine man, I began to hear the call of those treasure sirens
once again. A couple of days further upriver, I stepped out of a dugout
canoe into a double canopy forest and was immediately aware of
something I had never noticed before: I could sense a very powerful
energy coming from the forest. I felt that magical moment that comes
when you discover a treasure that you hadn't been looking for. There
was an awakening and a realization that I was standing in the highest
concentration of life-energy on our planet. Incredible symbiotic
relationships were all around me. The sheer abundance of it all was
John started studying the various plants and herbs in the rainforest
and realized he'd discovered the largest living 'pharmacy' in the
world. Not long after, in 1990, John sold Raiders of the Lost Art
and founded Amazon Herb Company.
"Those who live in the Rainforest know that the living forest
maintains its ecological harmony. These people have a clear
understanding of the energetics of this environment and its symbiotic
balance. The Shipibo, the Machegunga, the Campa,
the Aguaruana and many other groups call the forest their home.
These people's lives are renewed by Uña
de Gato and Chanca Piedra,
and from them I began to learn the true value of the Rainforest
botanicals. I was aware that through our narrow model of scientific and
clinical methodology, studies showed the immune enhancing properties of
Uña de Gato and the liver rejuvenating characteristics of Chanca
Piedra, but what my experiences were showing me was that the true value
of these Amazonian botanicals goes far beyond a "this for that"
"The true value of the Rainforest botanicals lies not only
in their rich nutrient value, trace minerals and phyto-pharmacological
properties, but in the stored information of a thousand generations of
ecological harmony. When we consider the environmental chaos that
seems to be accelerating--as evidenced by dramatic changes in weather
patterns and seismic activity--perhaps the subtle energies of the
Rainforest are what will nourish our awareness to value symbiotic
balance at all levels of experience."
These same herbs are
now available to you..