The inspiration to develop the benevolent possibilities of peat are based on what the genius and clairvoyant Dr. Rudolf Steiner said in 1920 about peat-fiber:
“By the refining of peat-fiber it would be possible to free the bound elemental beings therein, and these elemental beings would then out of gratitude protect people from what was imminent in the near future, namely that the atmosphere would be so permeated by electricity, magnetic fields, aircraft and much worse, that for the people life on earth would be a torment. But textiles and garments made from peat fibers could protect humans from these influences“.
What is Peat-Fiber and what does it do ?
Hereunder is a summary of what Peat-Fiber is and what it does. You can also read the longer full version here: Peat-Fiber – Origin & Health Benefits.
The part of peat used for the fabrics, textiles and beddings provided by Gaiaheartworkz are its Peat-Fibers.
These fibers are found in the outermost leaf of the stem of sheathed cotton sedge (Eriophorum Vaginatum) which grows on raised bogs. The cycle of growth and death of Eriophorum atop the bog creates layer upon layer of vegetative material held in a unique preserved state between growth an decay. Such peat and its peat-fibers are many hundreds to thousands of years old and contain the vital life forces from a time prior to industrial influences.
Our own life-forces can be seen as an energetic field surrounding us en permeating our physical body. They are the constructing forces and carry out the maintenance of our physical body, energy-level and vitality. The life-forces are also the foundation for our thinking and so of our consciousness.
Peat-fibers can be considered as the positive contra-substance of the electric and electro-magnetic radiation which surrounds us and generates an on-going assault on our being. This exposure and onslaught has deeply affected and interrupted with our capacity to function healthy, properly and spiritually sound. That electric and electro-magnetic onslaught can bind us in an unnatural exessive manner to the earth.
Clothing, textiles and beddings in which peat-fiber has been woven into has the capacity to support the reinvigoration of weakened or disrupted life-forces. The peat-fiber contains silicic acid which has a strong affinity with Light and the Cosmic environment. Also does the human skin contain a relatively large portion of silicic acid. The effect of silicon is that it creates a skin, and averts and blocks.
On the other hand does the peat-fiber contain a dark-brown carbon, so called humin-particles. Humin has great resemblance with endogenous melanin. These are brown pigment-particles which operate as a defense mechanism against negative stimuli from outside. Because of this substance can the peat-fibers transform the cold shortwave energy radiation into longwave warmth/heat radiation. These 2 substances show the protective and enveloping effects of the peat-fiber.
Peat-fiber also has the capacity of generating warmth. The life forces also need these warming effects to manifest in us a strong warmth-organism, which is the prerequisite for our physical health and the properly functioning of our creative spiritual forces. This warming and vitalizing effect of peat-fiber has been used during many centuries for the treatment and curing of sclerotic and rheumatic illnesses. In medicin peat has been applied for over 200 years while in the more expanded (alternative and natural) medicinal approaches it has been used therapeutically for thousands of years.
In this manner does the peat-fiber take care of a protective, supporting and enveloping effect of the life forces against electric and electro-magnetic radiation. It can be experienced like a homeopathic nudge that enables you to do what it does yourself.
So here it is not purported that it protects against or blocks the physical radiation of electricity or electro-magnetism itself. Peat-fiber works from another angle: it can provide you more with a support on the Life-force level whereby it enables you to handle the physical onslaught with an intentsified power and consciousness in your etheric body.
The other used subtstance in the Peat-Fiber fabric is wool. Wool is well-known for its strong physical warmth and enwrapment and the combination with the peat-fiber ensures this optimal protective effect.
Another substance used in the Comforters and Matras Top-Covers is Merino-wool. This gives the bedding products an extra comforting and soothing effect, making the nightsrest an even more holy night.
The peat-fibers used in our fabric, textiles and beddings are obtained from raised bogs of Sweden and Finland.
Summarized the Health-Benefits of Peat-Fibers
Based on what was previously outlined above the health-benefits of peat-fiber and products made of it can be summarized as follows:
- Peat-fiber provides warmth to our body
The warming, vitalizing effect of peat has been used for a long time in the treatment of rheumatic or sclerotic conditions. This is due to the high specific heat of the humic substance system because such heat is easily stored therein.
- Peat-fiber supports our skin
Peat acts a-septically (antibacterial, antiviral, fungicidal), anti-inflammatory, circulation-promoting, in rheumatic diseases, in joint inflammation, but also fertility-promoting. The medicinal effect is mainly attributed to the humic substances (fulvic acid and humic acid). The antibacterial properties of peat products are directly due to solutes in the peat. Open wounds heal more quickly and are less likely to become infected, which is also partly due to the acid pH of bog water.
Textiles containing peat-fibers provide us with a protective layer that corresponds in some ways to our own physiological protective layer, the skin. Peat fibers, stemming as they do from a grass, contain a lot of silica resulting from the high silicic acid content of sheathed cotton sedge. Silica, SiO2, is quartz. Quartz, in turn, has a strong affinity to light, to the cosmic environment surrounding us all. On the other hand, the humin system belongs to the dark carbon. Peat fibers’ affinity to light and repulsion of light both react to external stimuli. Human skin, too, contains relatively large amounts of silicic acid, and in the melanin-producing pigment cells we have a process similar to the humin system.
The above-mentioned skin substances also react to external stimuli by triggering an appropriate reaction in the relevant defense system. It is therefore easy to understand why textiles containing peat-fibers can lend a helping hand to our own protective skin layer in its efforts to ward off harmful influences from outside.
- Peat-fiber supports and protects our life forces
Our Life forces need warmth and our Life forces need activating wherever damaging influences exercise their inhibiting effects. It is fundamental for us that our Life forces operate well while they play a fundamnetal part in establishing our sense of well-being, our consciousness and our thinking. While the warmth of our Life-forces is also a conduit for our circulation the peat-fiber also generates support for it tob e able to operate in an optimal manner.
So textiles containing peat fibers provide warmth in a specific manner. Textiles containing peat fibers are thus doubly useful: as a prophylactic measure for healthy individuals and as a support to help sick people regain health. Debilitated life forces need plant fibers (linen, cotton, etc.), just like we need food to give us strength. Peat-fiber can provide a re-invigoration of such disturbed life forces.
While peat-fiber supports the human skin as well as our life forces it is understandable that peat-fibers actually works out as in generating “a skin around our life-forces” – the protective layer mentioned earlier. The process towards becoming coal – i.e. carbon – corresponds with the foundation of our physical body. No wonder it is often people’s experience they feel well grounded and shielded pretty much right away when putting on clothing that contains peat-fiber. The image that comes to mind is that of a panzer or a rock.
- Peat-Fiber protects from radiation
So textiles containing peat fibers give warmth in a highly specific way. Another angle here is that this also involves a heat-activating process triggered when high-energy light is converted to long-wave heat radiation by the brown humin substances. Heat and light, which are essential for life, are in continuous wave motion. Light has very short wavelengths, and those of UV light are even shorter.
Light with especially short wavelengths damages proteins and thus cells. Human skin transforms short-wave into long-wave radiation with the help of endogenous melanin. Melanin, which is related to the humins, is the brown skin pigment we know as freckles.
It is produced by melanocytes as a protection against the UV radiation constantly reaching the earth from the sun. We protect ourselves against this inimical, cold and invisible radiation by increased sweat secretion (sweat also contains substances that absorb UV radiation) by producing our own active substances (enzymes) which immediately repair cell damage by increasing cell production (horny layer of skin), and by the vital synthesis of skin pigments.
The existence of inimical radiation brings us to the current importance of peat fiber textiles for clothing. UV radiation from the sun and outer space has hitherto mainly been held in check on its way to earth by a protective ozone layer. We know that this is subject to growing damage through industrial use of CFCs, so that exposure to UV radiation is on the increase.
The types of radiation reaching the earth from space and from the sun are: radio waves, heat, light, UV light. Wavelengths are progressively shorter in this sequence, reaching zero in X-rays which come next. From this point, more or less continuous radiation turns into the crackle of the Geiger counter caused by gamma, beta and alpha rays: radioactive radiation. The chemical actions of UV light in cells become destructive when X-rays or radioactive rays reach cell tissue.
Radiation damages the DNA in cell nuclei, causing irreparable damage and cell fragments the removal of which has toxic effects on the body. Almost exclusively young, growing tissues are affected or tissues that reproduce rapidly, such as blood cells, reproductive cells, or the cells in the intestinal walls. This is why children are particularly threatened.
In similar manner can peat-fiber also provide protection against harmful effects of Earth radiation.
- Absence of electrostatic charge in peat-fiber
There is practically no electrostatic charge in peat fibers.
- Peat-fiber absorbs moisture
There is another advantage of textiles and clothing made of peat-fiber. We all know the discomforts of wearing easy-care synthetic textiles that quickly make a good many of us perspire and smell. This generally happens because heat is trapped by fibers that cannot ventilate adequately or which lack the ability to absorb moisture. Peat textiles do not have these disadvantages.
Peat has a low specific weight so the fibers are loosely woven and light-weight (high airiness). They absorb moisture because of the colloidal nature of the humin in the fibers. They act like a sponge, and absorbed water can be squeezed out again. It is also the humins that make the textiles specially efficient at binding odors, sweat and salts.
Peat fibers can easily be spun with wool in a 25, 40 or 50% mixture. Those percentages have proven to be a good proportion in a wool & peat-fiber mixture. The properties of peat still work out in such mixtures whereas the peat complements or increases the properties of the thread with which it is spun.
- Lowlevel flammability of peat-fibers
Another also rather important property is that peat fibers bum almost as badly as wool; they just glow or glimmer. Synthetic textiles on the other hand can generate high temperatures when burning, and they also release toxic gases