Some aspects of alternative medicine go back a long way in time, long enough that I won't just say 'bunk' at them without taking a closer look. I don't have time to take a closer look, so I leave them to others to examine.
This one though, I did look at, only because it was mentioned in New Scientist in derisory terms. It's not old and established, it's a new one. I didn't get further than the first few FAQ entries before deciding what I thought of it.
It's utter bunk. We are not talking about a single bunk here, we are talking every bunk on the biggest ship on the sea, added together and compressed into a mass so dense it forms a black hole of bunkiness.
One example: the site states that since silicon and carbon are close together on the periodic table, and since carbon is the basis of all life on Earth, then anything made of silicon must also be alive. Rocks, in other words, can be pets.
Here's a periodic table. Silicon is directly below carbon. below that is germanium, then tin, then lead. Lead? A potential basis for life? Why not - if silicon can do it, so can lead. It has the same valency. I bet a lead based life form won't move too fast. Still, it's good news for the Tin Man in the 'Wizard of Oz'.
Move two to the right of carbon, and you get to oxygen. Directly below oxygen is sulphur, so if silicon can be a basis of life, then by the same bizarre logic, sulphur must be safe to breathe. I'm not going to be first to try that.
This week's New Scientist has an article on the medications used by the ancient Egyptians. Many of the preparations they used are still in use today - although they are now in synthetic form rather than as plant extracts. They did not claim to have access to the liquid light of Pleiades, nor did they claim to have Atlantean or Lemurian formulae. They used things that worked. If this guy had been born in Ancient Egypt, they'd have laughed as hard as today's scientists at this nonsense.
They would not have laughed at astrology, they would not have laughed at the idea of life after death. They took those things very seriously indeed. They might have laughed at homeopathy (it hadn't been invented then) but this idea of dipping a rock in water and selling the water, they would have laughed very hard at that.
And yet now, in this modern world, you know and I know that this stuff is going to sell. Read the FAQ's and tell me this guy, if he believes half of what he claims, shouldn't be sectioned. People will believe it. People will read about 'Zargunel, the Deva of Zircon' and nod in sage incomprehension. They will give this guy money. Heck, it worked with Thetans, why shouldn't it work with Zargunel?
Why do I care? Because people will say this is part of the 'paranormal'. It is not, any more than a bicycle is part of the auto industry. This is a con trick. Well, if he doesn't believe what he's saying, it's a con trick. If he does believe it, he should be on medication.
Sometimes people tell me they hear voices in their heads. I suggest they visit a psychiatrist, and if he gives them the all-clear, talk to me again.
This guy could keep a whole psychiatric department busy for years. He could keep a chemistry department busy for about ten minutes, or however long it takes them to stop laughing. Nobody is going to test this. No scientist is going beyond 'placebo effect' here. This is not a case of 'It's been seen/used for thousands of years, let's take a look at it and see if it has any merit'.
This is a case for the long-sleeved jacket and the room with soft walls. It is not part of that area of study known as 'paranormal'. All this sort of thing does is make it easy to dismiss a whole field of study, a field where this absolute and utter crap does not, and never will, belong.
There is nothing paranormal about a con trick.