Monthly Archives: December 2007

Zentraveler scores a kilo of Suma from Brazilian jungle!

Ever dreamed of becoming a sumo wrestler or of being a Russian athlete. Deep in the jungles of the Amazonian Rain Forest is a cure for all product simply called Suma.(Pfaffia paniculata). The Brazilian people for decades have used this product as the cure-all for all diseases. It is nicknamed Brazilian Ginseng and is especially good to build up the immune system and build muscles. Russian athletes have used Suma for years to achieve good results in athletic events. It comes in powder form and cost $24.00 a pound which can be purchased online from Rain

It is recommended to use it as a herbal tea twice daily. To make this Suma tea you simply put a heaping teaspoon into a large cup of water in a pan. Bring to a quick boil and then to a rolling boil for twenty minutes with the lid on the pan. Then leave it sit for ten minutes and strain it through a dishcloth into your cup. It tastes rather pleasant and has no known after affects. Always check with the Doc if you have any questions.

I have been using it for two weeks and I can definitely experience a difference. As we travel through life sometimes a secret product can make a huge difference in your over-all health. I have now added Suma as a must have product that can add to my years on the road.

QUOTE:” Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.”
——Rodney Dangerfield

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: How does the squid escape from its enemies?
The ten-armed squid, which is a cousin of the octopus, has an unusual way of escaping from its enemies. If the discs on its arms cannot hold onto its enemy through suction, the squid spurts out a dark fluid from its “ink sac” and sets up an underwater smoke screen. With its enemy in the dark, the squid can make its getaway.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Save Our Internet Radio!


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Zentraveler on the essence of Zen meditation!

Zen-based meditation places the emphasis on becoming aware of the sensations, thoughts, actions, emotions, and so on without actually getting involved or analyzing them. In other words, you become a witness to things that is happening in and around you. To illustrate the essence of Zen meditation, read this beautiful story:

After ten years of apprenticeship, Tenno achieved the rank of Zen teacher. One rainy day, he went to visit the famous master Nan-in. When he walked in, the master greeted him with a question, “Did you leave your wooden clogs and umbrella on the porch?”

“Yes,” Tenno replied.

“Tell me,” the master continued, “did you place your umbrella to the left of your shoes, or to the right?”

Tenno did not know the answer, and realized that he had not yet attained full awareness. So he became Nan-in’s apprentice and studied under him for ten more years.

The end goal is to still the mind and attain absolute emptiness. I personally like Zen because it does not lay down rules – do this, do that. I hate following rules and when practicing Zen meditation, I can just be myself or for that matter anyone in the universe.

—– adapted from

QUOTE: Whatever is material shape, past, future, present, subjective or objective, gross or subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near — all material shape should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: “This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.” Whatever is feeling, whatever is perception, whatever are habitual tendencies, whatever is consciousness, past, future, present, subjective or objective, gross or subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near — all should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: “This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.” Zen Quotes by Buddha Gautama (born 563 B.C.) ——

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: A Hindu temple dedicated to the rat goddess Karni Mata in Deshnoke, India, houses more than 20,000 rats. —–

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Thousands of lives would be saved each year if more adults took a low-dose of aspirin daily to prevent heart disease.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Zen can be reduced to two words-not necessarily so!

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Zentraveler finds nirvana at Montezuma, Costa Rica

Admit it! We are all looking for the same thing. I have news for you it’s all in your head. So if you want to step outside of your head I recommend you get your travel shoes on and start looking. If you have ever dreamed of a place that had the perfect beach, the perfect weather, the perfect food, and perfectly friendly people— I may have just stumbled upon one of earth’s finest nirvana’s located right in your back yard in Central America.

Upon arriving after a ferry crossing from Puntarenas and a bus trip plus a jeep-tour down the mountainous trail— there you are situated like a picture postcard on a beautiful beach silhouetted by the jungle. A few horses were tied to a hitching-post given it that gaucho wild west appeal. You can find lodging right on the beach and scattered about with the budget traveler in mind. They have a restaurant run by a Swiss lady that also showed a free movie every night. The picturesque town is small by any standards and you can be acquainted and learn your away around within minutes of arrival. You can choose to eat with one of the natives who will personally prepare your meal and also dine with you. From Montezuma you can hike to the waterfall where you could swim in the all-natural if you chose or you could head in either direction along the beach and discover you are the only person with your own private beach. I hiked through the jungle with a local tico and we spotted a large cat leaping from the tree. We were both sure it was a jaguar or maybe just the The magic of the place. So if you are looking for something that is adventuresome, without the tourist hassles why not hat off to Montezuma and write that novel you always wanted to, explore the jungle, bask in the sun, swim in the turquoise waters, ride the waves, ride horses along the beach, lounge in your hammock or just do nothing and practice your espanol on anybody who will listen. OLA!

Welcome to the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, which includes the towns of Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Malpais, Tambor, and vicinity. Since the early 1970’s, people from all over the world have visited this area to discover the beauty of Central America, and many have ended up discovering themselves. Some have stayed permanently, creating this thriving community of artists, musicians, and creative visionaries. While there are many types of people of all ages, colors, and backgrounds, they all share a common desire to live near a beautiful jungle beach with a sense of purpose and style.

From the moment you arrive in Montezuma, you’ll know that you’ve discovered a very special place, quite unlike other towns in Costa Rica. The area has been compared with Maui 50 years ago, or Santa Cruz, California, but with monkeys and warm water.

Despite its popularity, the Montezuma area still has beautiful beaches that you can often find almost deserted, many beautiful waterfalls hikes, and secret surf spots where you can have a great wave to yourself. This website will serve as your guide to what’s best here, and how to find it. ——

Why do we travel is it for the adventure, seeing new sites, new experiences and learning about other people’s cultures? “Viagiar descanta ma chi parte mona torna mona.” Traveling opens your mind. But if you depart as a chump you return as a chump. Learn what you can while on earth- Grasshopper!

QUOTE: ‘Man must believe in realities outside his own smallness, outside the ‘triviality of everydayness’, if he is to do anything worthwhile. —–Colin Wilson (The Occult, 1971)

(Finland) – Estonians took gold and silver at the 2007 world wife-carrying championships in Finland, defying rain and exhaustion to stumble along a path with women clinging upside-down to their backs. They were among 44 couples from 12 countries competing in the annual event in Sonkajarvi, central Finland. The race, held for the 12th time, is intended to evoke the spirit of a legendary Finnish brigand, Rosvo-Ronkainen, who made those who wanted to join his gang run through a forest carrying heavy sacks on their backs. In the modern version, couples race along a track, tackling a pool and several hurdles, with the men carrying the women on their backs. Estonian Madis Uusorg finished first, despite having Inga Klauson on his back upside-down with her legs around his neck. Madis Uusorg is the brother of last year’s winner, Margo Uusorg, who holds the world record for the event. “I’m feeling really great because we won,” Madis said afterwards. “It was my fifth time here, second time to win this competition. And it was the first time to beat my brother!” —–truly

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your eyes! Eat more carrots.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: To avoid Montezuma’s Revenge drink plenty of purified water, eat fruit with the skins on, be careful of unpurified ice and lettuce that is not properly washed and carry a bottle of keopectate just in case.

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Zentraveler gins his raisins to offset arthritis!

Don’t ask me why but if you have sore anything that hurts why not try an age old remedy. You simply put a bowl of golden raisins and soak them in gin for a week. Then place them in a covered jar and put them in the refrigerator. Use nine gin soaked grapes per day and sprinkle over your favorite breakfast and bon voyage you are feeling better already. Some speculate it’s the Juniper berry’s in the gin, the grapes themselves and the combination that sets off the right chemical reaction —just like the Walton’s secret. (The recipe). Grapes and raisins contain many pain relieving, anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory chemicals (stated in the Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook on Zentravler insists you don’t tell a living soul about this secret formula—after-all you don’t want the revenue guys in striped suits showing up in your house for making illegal hooch.

QUOTE: A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
Roberto Burle Marx —–

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat. Alex Levine —–

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Grevys zebra is the largest living wild member of the horse family. They have narrow stripes that cover the head, body and legs. A Grevys zebras belly is white and does not have stripes.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: It’s good to be green. Drink at least one glass of green everyday!

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Zentraveler has a mind of stone!

The Stone Mind

Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four traveling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire in his yard to warm themselves. While they were building the fire, Hogen heard them arguing about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined them and said: “There is a big stone. Do you consider it to be inside or outside your mind?”

One of the monks replied: “From the Buddhist viewpoint everything is an objectification of mind, so I would say that the stone is inside my mind.” “Your head must feel very heavy,” observed Hogan, “if you are carrying around a stone like that in your mind.”

Source: Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

QUOTE: “War doesn’t determine who is right, war determines who is left.”
—— Chinese proverb

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: NAIROBI (AFP) – A new giant species of spitting cobra — about 2.6 metres long and with enough venom to kill up to 20 people in one bite — has been discovered in Kenya, a study said Friday.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: THE JUMPING MOUSE– ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico meadow jumping mouse is among a handful of species from the Southwest that is being considered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Be more like a cigar store indian and listen.

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Zentraveler unlocks higher intelligence modus operandi!

Of course it’s part of a master plan– are you nuts? I HAVE WALL STREET INSIDER INFORMATION THAT BILL GATES IS AN ALIEN PLANT. Think about it! I just left the Backpackers Hostel in Costa Rica only to discover that the restaurant that was booming just two years ago is as slow as molasses . The cook said:”Just look at em- they are all using the free internet pounding away on the keys and don’t have the least desire or the time to even eat. They walk around like Zombies and appear to be hypnotized or drugged on electronics. They sprawl around on their lounge chairs watching some futbul (soccer) with their headphones wired to Lord knows what. Ay caramba! What’s this world becoming?”

As I head to the bus leaving for Fortuna the backpackers are busy hooking up their ipods for the journey as well as using their digital cameras to take photos miles in the distant. With their laptop computers unzipped they are ready to report to whomever is receiving. As we cruise past rural dwellings you can see a goat tied to the front porch and a rusted tin roof, but believe it or not, I see rural folks leaning outside of their huts to get better cellphone reception. The lone cowboy boards the bus with his machete and straw hat. His cell phone rings loudly muffled in his brown lunch bag. You can hear him say: “No problema el jefe.” The electronic age is here and past. As soon as Bill Gates and Company gets all seven billion subjects on line he has it from higher authority that we are leaving the planet and heading to a brand new galaxy.

The more wired you are the closer you are to exiting. So why not open all night cybercafe’s like they do in Japan, give each person a Starbucks night drip and get really wired. They sleep in their cybercafe chairs in lieu of expensive lodging and it all boils down to the pure economics of cyber-marketing for pennies on the dollar.

People have lost their basic desire to eat, drink, socialize, and have sex and are turning into perfect clones sponsored by a higher authority. It’s getting late I see the cybernurse heading this way with a fresh drip of Starbucks double latte to get us through the night. Oh what I wouldn’t give for a few nights in my grandparents rocking chairs or even a solitude night on the beach swinging in my hammock looking at the stars. Those were the days my friend see you on the next edition. Its been told on the street, as a whisper number, that Richard Branson is building a spaceship capable of hauling everyone on earth including a pair of all the animals and all of the plants known to man- similar to the Mayan Indian exodus from the Americas thousands of years ago.

As the mega-jet heads down the runway you can hear the words:¨This is your Captain speaking: Once we shoot through the clouds and level off in altitude turn in all of your electronic equipment to the equipment manager -no exceptions! Flip up those silly little TV screens that are designed for idiots and prepare to have your brain stick downloaded immediately.” Soft cool jazz comes in over the sound system as a computerized voice from India explains where we are headed is a new horizon, a new chance to build a nation without pollution, wars, or disease. As we say goodbye to a totally ruined earth we are instructed to do better this time. Just then the electronic sensor system starts whaling its siren and a bright red laser picture drops over the fellow in the third seat. Please report to the Captains Quarters immediately as they strong arm the man in question into the interrogation room. “What’s that electronic device in your pocket?” After water-boarding, pulling a few nails, using electrical shocks to his testicles, and duct-taping his eyebrows off he said: “OK, OK, I have had enough– this is way over the top. This seems like a direct violation of the Geneva Convention or something to do with International Law or human rights. I mean you are treating me like a Barbarian. Have you no compassion?”

As they started to adjust the vise like brain squeeze, he threw his hands in the air and blurted out: “You caught me he, he- its simply an electronic detonator which will blow the Earth to smithereens. If we can’t have it all– then we don’t want anyone else to have it either.” A female came rushing into the interrogation room and told the lead interrogator from Russia that this is the President of the United States George Bush. As they unloosened the brain squeeze George said: “Hell it was a good try I almost pulled it off didn’t I–he, he.”

The audio barked out orders: “Will the following persons please proceed to the Captains Quarters immediately: Kenneth Star, Paul Dundes Wolfowitz, Dick Channey, Karl Rove, Condilice Rice, Scooter Libby, 16 person code word clearance “piffy-board” (PFIAB) , mine safety czar Richard Stickler, the Senator from Idaho with a wide stance, Mary Channey, Rosie O´donald, Richard Simmons and the President of Iran Mr. Dinnerjacket, Senor Martinez, Mr. Patel of India, Mrs. Wu of China, Ann Coulter, Britney Spears, O.J. Simpson, Chief Little Horse, Pat Robertson, Dolly the Sheep, Barbara Walters, Donald Rumsfield, Paul Brenner, Johnnie Bolton, Bill O’reilly, Janet Reno, Rush Lindbald, Bernard Carrick, Brownie, The Wild Boys, Fat Joe, Fifty Cents, Little Kim, Korean Idol star Minhye Cho, the midget tv star who was dressed in a safari outfit skateboarding behind an elephant and last seen running down the street in diapers, and Osama Ben Laden.

After a quick analysis on the earths dilemma, slow dollar, housing market in the pits and our monetary system on a downward spiral they added one more to the list. Kicking and screaming as they pulled Mr. Greenspan from his prostrate bath soak. On the way out he said: “I did the best I could to outsource all of the money- what did you expect from a shy kid from Brooklyn.” Not normally being a snitch Mr. Greenspan said: “Might as well add Ben Stein to the list he was the one feeding me bogus info so he and his buddies could short the dollar. Hell- I wasn’t able to invest in the stock market like all of my peers at Wall Street so I manipulated the dollar a bit– just at the end of my term. What are you going to do fire me?” Shooting Mr. Greenspan with a wild animal tranquilizer gun he finally went limp like a dead fish.

Strapping down Mr. George Bush in a straight jacket was quite a task. “May I ask what did I do wrong?” No Mr. Bush where you are headed you will have plenty of time to reflect. With the super-sonic module fully loaded and about ready to depart another infra-red sensor settled over Bill Gates who was immediately taken to the interrogation room. The lead interrogator said: “Really Bill did you think you could imbed all of the earth’s data in a hidden chip behind your artificial heart valve?” “I was told by my head software engineer that it was imbedded in a clear and would never be detected.” Yes we guess you thought we would never find out about you and Mr. Bush rigging the Ohio election with your electronic chip caper. You forget Mr. Gates we have the cold trail on file and we were just moments away from a Federal Inditement. Hell, there aren’t even any republicans that live in Ohio- yet alone vote for George Bush. Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania are the working man states. They wouldn’t in their wildest imagination vote for a republican. They vote a straight democratic ticket like their mothers and fathers did. It’s that simple. Talk about fuzzy math you guys pulled the ultimate Houdini on the voting public.

An email our intelligence recently recovered: “Hello George! Hope Laura and the kids are doing well. Look for Ohio State to sweep the football polls. It’s a sure winner. Sincerely Bill Gates. PS Love the ranch dressing.”

The decoding department simply imbedded correct dates and switched football polls to election polls to decipher the rigged election results. Love the ranch dressing means you can bet the ranch on the election results. Good ole boys jargon. “But surely if it wasn’t for me we wouldn’t be going on this mission so I ask for tolerance and a second opinion.” No Mr. gates you were beginning to show some promise by donating a few bucks to needy causes, however, it never stopped you from running your world-wide monopolies, which were not only illegal but immoral. Just think your new earth base may grow to 35 or 50 persons by the time you are in the grave and you can have total monopoly over the entire earth group. Look at the brightside you won’t have any traffic jams, housing shortages, and can fly or drive in a brand new vehicle each day. Only one problem there are no worker bees– you are on your own—just maybe justice is being served. Bon Appetit!

The red lever was pulled down automatically and the super-sonic module was catapulted into space and had the message EARTHBOUND written in neon script. Can you imagine what these geniuses will propagate as they set off to start their new society?

The leggy blonde, scantly clad equipment manager comes by and hands out our palm leaf outerwear. As we swerve toward our new galaxy everything looks lush green with a perfect blue sky. Each person is granted 10 acres of fertile soil with a green house in place which is self sufficient. It appears we have come full circle. Richard Branson came on and thanked everyone for a good flight and informed them that the brainstick download was 99% complete and once we are at the 100% level we will all start from scratch. Michael Jackson got to perform his last live performance as he moon-walked through the isles singing: “We are family!” The Dali Lama was kicking his feet out and laughing as he headed the largest congo line in the world.

A few things that will be different on our new galaxy –yet to be named. (we haven’t invented language yet.) We will all be under one God appropriately named Galaxy God and abbreviated to GG. Part of the brain download included everyone must drop all of the Jesus, Mohammed , bible, koran chatter immediately. Done!

The new GG God is in place and won’t it be interesting who discovers fire, the written word, the new language and even a social order. As a word of caution don’t underestimate Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, the Mayan Indians, the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, and the fun loving Jamaicans. Fasten your seat belts as everyone drew a blank and the download was completed.

QUOTE: Its amazing what we don’t know.

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Blackhole rolling logorisms to the nth power inverted exponentially beyond multiple parallels earth crypt equals future derivatives divided by mj-xyz17-999 ah


ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Your Karma slate is wiped clean its totally up to you!

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