Hawaii (GREED) – Editor’s Note: To contrast the despicable amount of large-scale corporate and political greed in the world, we at Greed Media present you with a collection of local artisans. These people are effectively f**king the system by making and selling their own quality goods; taking the power of production out of corporate control. These people are truly changing the economy and the world, one handcrafted product at a time. Join the revolution and be greedy for local goods! The following installment is part of a series we call Be Greedy: A Local Artisan Showcase.
Tucked away in lush upcountry Maui, a father and son team are connecting nature, science, and spirituality to help heal the world. Just off the Kula Highway, uphill from Surfing Goat Dairy, Raj Agni and Ami Schorr have created a space for healing and growth in their community, and vibrating that aloha out into the world. Agni is a spiritual healer. He holds a clinic twice each week which is run on a donation-only basis, for anyone visits the Temple of Truth. A brochure available upon entry provides an explanation outlining how Agni is using a process which he calls hyperdimensional etheric healing and magnetic field disruption. For sale on the counter are a variety of blessed bioresonant phytotherapeutic remedies that are made from pure plant sources, many of which were grown right outside the temple.
While many come for spiritual healing, temple visitors would find it hard to miss the greenhouses. The temple itself is housed inside a converted greenhouse, but the family is cultivating more than just spiritual growth inside the buildings here. The son, Ami, grows, extracts, and bottles the very essence of nature, and health, in many of these greenhouses. His company is called Bioponic Phytoceuticals, and his natural products are made from essential oils that are either grown on site, or sourced from local growers in the Hawaiian Island chain. Schorr proudly showed off his distillery, explaining how the different chambers worked to boil herbs, while another very cold chamber creates a condensation which collects the very essence of the plant.
With powerful ingredients such as turmeric, noni fruit, spearmint, sandalwood, and lilikoi (passionfruit), different tonics are formulated to meet different health needs. Bioponic Phytoceuticals’ bestselling product, Flight Spray, helps to support the immune system, in addition to this the spray combines the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric with soothing spearmint which alleviates the sinus issues many of us suffer from after long airplane flights. Schorr mentioned that Flight Spray also offers relief for those people who suffer from nasal allergies. Other tonics help relieve sore throats, skin irritations, and digestive distress. Schorr’s remedies are pure plant-powered medicine.
Agni and Schorr are helping their community grow in other ways, too. The properties many greenhouses have been used to host community gardens and other local gardening projects by area residents. Many people’s lives are touched by the work of these two men. From the earth to the senses to the soul, this family is helping to change the world on both a local and a global level.