Edward Esko

Edward Esko energy farming grains macrobiotics Krysia Soutar

Edward Esko 1950 - 2021

by Krysia Soutar

I have only recently found out about the passing of Edward Esko and although I never actually met him in person, I felt I knew him. I have been unable to rest until I could pay my respects to this gentle giant of a man of our times. His dream like ours was to help bring about ‘One Peaceful World’, using his deep understanding of the cycles of nature and the universe.

He was at the very centre of guiding us towards a more spiritual, peaceful and sustainable world. I for one shall miss him very much. Whenever I felt despondent about the current state of our world I could always pick up one of his books and be inspired with new hope. I devoured all his books with great interest and clearly saw the wisdom within them.

During his lifetime he came up with a new hypothesis of the ‘Big Bang’ which is opposite to the current violent theory, it may prove to be true in the coming years. His later years where focused on providing for Future Energies, Cool Fusion, and most recently promoting the importance of Ancient Awned Grain. There is a wonderful section in his last book "Lightfood" about the growth cycle of awned brown rice; from seed to grain, which is very beautiful.

Awned barley grain
Awned (or "Bearded") Grains
Sardinian Barley
from Great Lakes Seeds

"Lightfood" strengthens the links between people working in the fields of nutrition, macrobiotics, permaculture and farming. The book is in tune with the work of pioneering farmers who are guided by permaculture principles, supporting their work. One example is Ben Rooney of Wild Folk Farm. Ben stresses the importance of one of the principles of permaculture; which is to observe first before doing anything.

I hope Ed Esko's dream of local awned grain production on the Eastern Coast of America comes to fruition and that natural energy from algae happens. May his spirit continue to reverberate in this world far ahead into the future.

An honest man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with His image blest:
The friend of man, the friend of truth;
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there is another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
  Robert Burns  
Edward Esko explains the advantages of Algae as a source of Energy
(see also the Green Power Station)

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