issue four : the magician
On 1 February 1908, a boy-child was born into a Jewish soap-making family in Laupheim, Germany. He was given the name Emanuel Helibronner.
This was no ordinary little boy, however, for Emanuel was born with magic in his bones...
In 1929, after learning everything he could about his trade through the handed down wisdom of his family, he packed his bags and travelled across the seas to a distant land (America), where he began sharing his knowledge about soap making with others.
As the evil warlock, Adolf Hitler, began to expand his dark army across young Emanuel's homeland, condemning his parents to the death camps, Emil (as he was affectionately known) decided to drop 'Heli' part of his family name to rid himself of the evils of the Nazi's.
The fire burning inside him boiled and bubbled until he could contain it no more. Rather than spewing words of hate, Emanuel began to stand on his soapbox and 'preach' his philosophy of love and unity and his message of "All-One!" He also sold soap.
As so often is the case, those who had forgotten their own innate magic could no longer hear wise words. His magic thoughts fell on deaf ears and the authorities labelled him a mad-man. He was condemned to a maddening asylum, where the doctors tried to exorcise the magic out of Emanuel. They could not.
When he returned to his soapbox, he had headed the lesson of "deaf ears" and instead had written his magic on the bottles and bars of soap. People were now able to read his wisdom in the sanctuary of their own homes. Slowly but surely, people began to understand the power of his words in his esoteric text. They flocked to bathe themselves in the *Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps. Naturally, like his words, the soap was untainted. It remains so to this day.
He passed his magic down to his children, who in turn passed it down to their children. His legacy lives on.
Can you think of another soap you can use in 18 different ways?
*Emanuel Bronner was not a Dr, but rather he gave himself the prefix and no one ever questioned that he wasn't what he said he was, they certainly couldn't argue that he knew his scientific stuff!
Some guy (Gordon M. Kennedy) actually took the time to write out the entire text found on a 32 oz. bottle of
"Dr. Bronner's SUPERMILD 18-in-1 BABY-CASTILE SOAP." Here is what it says:
(I think the mere fact that Emanuel managed to get all these words on the label is nothing short of wizardry!)
Dr. Bronner's SUPERMILD 18-in-1 Contains: Potassium solution, Coconut-Jojoba-Olive Oils. No Perfume - 100% Pure Pure Castile Soap No Detergents No Synthetics! None! 100% Biodegradable! 1. Always dilute for Shave-Shampoo-Massage-Dental-Soap Bath! 2. The mildest plain pure Baby Castile Soap made! 3. 1% & 99% hot water = facial pack, shampoo, hair conditioner! 4. A dash in glass water = breath freshening pure soap. 5. For massage, dilute 1 part in 10 parts hot water! Not oil! 6. Supermild soap like a lotion for the most delicate skin. 7. Dilute with hot water to clean & freshen from head to toe! 8. Supermild oil soap for Dispensers - Uniforms - Baby - Beach! 9. 3 dashes in water rinse most Sprays OFF Fruits & Vegetables! 10. Synthetics make suds good, but 100% natural soap is better! HEALTH IS OUR GREATEST WEALTH, "K" (C) 1973 "ALL-ONE" DON'T DRINK SOAP! KEEP OUT OF EYE! DILUTE! DILUTE! OK! Guaranteed since 1948 by Einstein-Hellbronner ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH, INC. Dr. Emmanuel H. Bronner Associates, SMMC, Soapmaker Master Chemist & Essene Rabbi Escondido, Box 28, Cal. 92033 Made in USA 4 oz:36 8 oz:24 16 oz:12 32 oz:12 1/2 Gal:8 Gal:4 Also on the main part of the label, but set off to the side: Enjoy only 2 cosmetics, enough sleep & Dr. Bronner's 'Magic Soap' to clean body-mind-soul-spirit instantly uniting One! All-One! Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! For facial packs, scalp & soothing body rub, add dash on bath towel in sink of hot water. Wring out. Lay over face & scalp. Massage with fingertips. Repeat 3 or 4 times 'til arms, Legs & all are rubbed, always towards the heart. Rinse towel in plain hot water and massage again. Breathe deeply! Health is Wealth. Within 9 minutes you feel fresh, mint-clean, saving 90% of your hot water & soap, ready to teach the whole Human race the Moral ABC of All-One-God-Faith! For we're All-One or none! ALL-ONE! ALL-ONE! ALL-ONE! HEALTHY HUNZA-TYPE FOOD Try Dr. Bronner's Calcium Malt, Balanced Mineral Seasoning, Mineral Bouillon, Corn Sesame, Sal Suds & Bar Soaps And then, to finish off the main part of the label, this text appears sideways: TO SIMPLIFY & ENJOY LIFE MORE, DILUTE 1/2 OZ. OR 2 SQUIRTS OF THIS PURE CASTILE SOAP WITH 2 GALLONS OR SINKFUL HOT WATER, THEN TOWEL MASSAGE A FACIAL PACK, THEN WRING TOWEL OUT & FINGERTIP MASSAGE YOUR HAIR & SCALP. ENJOY THE CREAMY EMOLLIENT LATHER ON BABY, BATH, BEACH, BODY, DENTURES, MINT DEODORANT, SHAVING, MOUTHWASH-SILK-WOOL-PETS-DIAPERS-CAR-HAND & FOOT SOAP. pH8 = Mildest soap Made! God - made Eggwhite pH9 Athletes Foot: Soap, Dry, Apply Dry. OK! 100% CRUELTY-FREE DILUTE: ENJOY 1 SOAP for 18 DIFFERENT USES! GUARANTEED NO SYNTHETIC PEPPERMINT OILS & 100% VEGETARIAN. SUPERMILD CASTILE HAS OUTSTANDING WATER SOFTENING & CLEANSING POWERS. PREFERABLE TO HARSH SOAP & DEFATTENING SYNTHETICS. IT DOES NOT CUT DIRT, BUT DISSOLVES IT. IT IS THE MILDEST, MOST PLEASANT SOAP YOU EVER USED OR MONEY BACK! ENJOY BODY RUB TO STIMULATE BODY MIND-SOUL-SPIRIT AND TEACH THE ESSENE MORAL ABC UNITING ALL FREE IN THE SHEPHERD-ASTRONOMER ISRAEL'S GREATEST ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH! GET $3 ESSENE SCROLLS. DILUTE IT...REFILL FROM GALLON OR DRUM AT STORE! OK! The rest of the label's pinky vastness is full of tiny messages. I'll start with the stuff that's sideways on the label: "The 2nd coming of God's Law" Mohammed's Arabs, 1948, found Israel Dead-Sea-Scrolls & Einstein's "Hillel" prove that as certain as no 6-year-old can grow up free without the abc, so certain can no 12-year old survive free without the Moral ABC mason, tent & sandalmaker, Rabbi Hillel taught carpenter Jesus to unite all mankind free in our Eternal Father's great All-One-God-Faith! For we're All-One or none: "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!" Exceptions? None! 99. Thos. Paine: An Army of Principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot! It will succeed where diplomacy may fail! It will always inspire-evolve-unite the Human race where any other weapon divides-distorts-decays "ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH" Inspired by the Messiah, Halley's Comet, the Blazing Star of Abraham-Israel-Bethlehem & Mohammed! For who else but God gave man this sensuous passion, Love that can spark mere dust to life! Revealing beauty in our Eternal Father's fashion, poetry, uniting All-One, all brave, all life! Who else but God! Who else! Each day, like a bird, perfect thyself first! Have courage and smile my friend! Think & act 10 years ahead! And the man without fault? He's dead! Do one thing at a time! Work hard. Get done! Then teach the Moral ABC that unites all mankind free! Love is like a willful bird! Do you want it? It flies away! Yet when you least expect it's bliss, it turns around & it's here to stay! For centuries, man struggles, half asleep, half living, small, jealous, bickering with mountains of red tape! To be awakened the night God chose giving His great reward for hard work: poetry-unity-love, evolving man above, above the ape! Passions that quicken your senses, fulfill, quench the thirst of lonesome years! Yet the sun has shadows, learn to control your will, to enjoy life-long happiness, not tears! For God alone knows man's far distant future! Towards which love's unfailing light shows clear the upward path to brotherhood-peace! Great tasks to nurture, with strength and knowledge happiness can last! Love when conquered after years of toil-sweat-blood, love can strike like greased lightning sent by God to spark mere dust to intense blazing fire and create new Love, faith-hope-guts-strength as only God Inspire! Unite the Human race in our Eternal Father's great All-One-God-Faith, as all mankind desire! Ok, now here's what is written horizontally down the label (each paragraph is separated by a horizontal line): Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! Who else but God gave man Love that can spark mere dust to life! Poetry, uniting All-One! All brave! All life! Who else but God! "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!" Einstein, 1939, after Nazis & Commies united, proposed spacebombs that destroy all, unless we finally teach the Moral ABC's the real Rabbi Hillel taught Jesus to unite all in All-One-God-Faith. As teach astronomers Abraham-Israel-Moses-Buddha-Hillel-Jesus-Spinoza-Paine-Sagan & Mohammed, inspired every 76 years, 6000 years by the Messenger of God';s Law, the sign of the Messiah, Halley's Comet: "WE'RE ALL ONE OR NONE!" "THERE IS NO GOD BUT GOD!" "TEACH LOVE THY ENEMY!" "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!" Israel-Moses-Buddha-Jesus-Mohammed: ONE! ALL ONE! 1st: If I'm not for me, who am I? Nobody! 2nd: Yet, if I'm only for me, what am I? Nothing! 3rd: If not now, when? Once more: Unless constructive-selfish I work hard, like Mark Spitz, perfecting first me, absolute nothing can help perfect me! 4th: Only hard work-God's law can save us, but if we teach only our clan? We're all hated then! So, we must teach friend & enemy, the whole Human race, the full-truth, hard-work, free speech. press-&-profitsharing Moral ABC's All-One-God-Faith, lightning-like, 6-billion-strong, for we're All-One or none! All-One-God-Faith, as teach the African shepherd-astronomers Abraham & Israel, for 6000-years, since the year 1: "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!" - WE'RE ONE! ALL-ONE! EXCEPTIONS ETERNALLY? NONE! ABSOLUTE NONE! 5th: Whatever unites mankind is better than whatever divides us! Yet, if absolute-unselfish I am not for me, I am nothing but classless, raceless, starving masses, never free nor brave! Only if constructive-selfish I work hard perfecting first me, like Mark Spitz-arctic owls-penguin-pilot-cat-swallow-beaver, bee, can I teach the MORAL ABC'S ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH, that lightning-like unites the Human race! For we're ALL-ONE OR NONE! ALL-ONE! "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!" EXCEPTIONS ETERNALLY? ABSOLUTE NONE! 6th: Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! Balanced food for body-mind-soul-spirit is our medicine! Full-truth our God, half-truth our enemy, hard work our salvation, unity our goal, free speech our weapon, All-One our soul, self-discipline the key to love, uniting All-One above! Above! So, when your fellow man you measure, take him at his best, with that lever, lift him higher, overlook the rest! For we're All-One or none! As teach for 6000 yrs. astronomers Abraham & Israel: "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!" 7th: Each swallow works hard to be perfect pilot-provider-builder-trainer-teacher-lover-mate, no half-true hate! So, each day like a bird, perfect thyself first! Have courage and smile my friend. Think and act 10 years ahead! And the man without fault? He's dead! Do one thing at a time, work hard! Get done! Then teach friend & enemy the Moral ABC that unites all mankind free! Uniting One! All-One! Face the world with a smile, life is always worthwhile! To the fearless are given crowns, keep out of the past, disappointments won't last! Help unite mankind, or we're wandering clowns! Diligent preparation, precede... spectacular restoration! So, help teach the whole Human race, the Moral ABC's All-One-God-Faith, lightning-like, for we're All-One or none! All-One! (Note - there is no 8th.) 9th: Free Speech is man's only weapon against half-truth, that denies free speech to smear-slay-slander-tax-enslave. Full-truth, our only God, unites all mankind brave, if 10 men guard free speech, brave! "If every one religion unites all mankind, it will be by omitting all irrelevancies & redundancies, added unto the Faith in One-Almighty, all-embracing, ever-loving, ever-evolving, ever-recreating Eternal God, & by ABSOLUTE NOTHING ELSE!" America's founding father, Thomas Paine, 8 books, suppressed since 1799! 10th: Thank God we don't descend down from the perfect Adam & Eve to sinful sinner, brother's keeper, divided slave! Thank God! United, hard-working trained brave, from dust we ascend up! Thank God for that! Our brother's teacher of the Moral ABC, mason-tent-&-sandalmaker Hillel, taught carpenter Jesus to unite all mankind free! With it, every Human being created on God's Spaceship Earth, can evolve united, inspired-raised-trained-skilled-disciplined, guided lightning-like by a new birth! Without it... we destroy God's Spaceship Earth! 11th: Essene & Chinese birth controls must reduce birth or Easter Isle type overpopulation destroys God's Spaceship Earth! God's law prevents all conception below pH3. Therefore, Essene contracepted for 400 years with rosehips, pH2! So, absolute clean, apply vaseline oil, butter or cream, insert teaspoonful juicy lemon pulp, pH2. O.K.! Next day, douche with qt. soapy water, pH8, restoring pH5 balance God made! Eggwhite is pH9. Dr. Bronner's soap, pH8, guaranteed the mildest made; below pH8 soaps biodegradable, synthetic-sulfides cannot. At conception, 10 grams contain 100 million humans! or... 10 HUMANS IN 1 INVISIBLE MICROGRAM - SMALLER THAN DUST! 12th: A great teacher, must first, a self-supporting hardworker be, like Alesen-Baeck-Carnegie-Cousteau-Hammer-Liebman-Paine-Pike-Sanger-Spinoza-Stra uss-Szasz-Wilke-Yadin-Zamenhof, or he'll turn our greatest teaching into spades, to bury our people! "All people!", added Carpenter Jesus entering manhood! Manhood! but, for 2000 years, we Rabbis never teach the Moral ABC the real Rabbi Hillel taught Jesus, to unite the Human race in our Eternal Father's great ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH! For we're ALL-ONE OR NONE! ALL-ONE! For example: Einstein's Rabbi Levey evicted us from his University Princeton "Hillel Foundation", when we asked: "You agree, of course, that Hillel's hard work-speech-press-&-profitsharing Moral ABC, unites the Human race in our Eternal Father's great ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH! The exact opposite to Marxist-Socialism, that does demoralize-divide-decay the whole human race today! 13th: "Knowing the full-truth that unites all, and not teaching all, is deathly guilt." learned Jesus entering manhood! Manhood! But Marx, grandson of 2 Rabbis, learned half-truth Ashamed, Marx wrote 1844: "One World Without Jews," causing 66 million murders, many tortured-blinded, terrorism! But Gorbachev found: "Surely God on high gave us enough wisdom to unite all nations!" What an apology we Rabbis owe all nations for not teaching the Moral ABC's All-One-God-Faith, the real Rabbi Hillel taught Jesus to unite the human race! For we're All-One or none! All-One! All-One! "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!" These are the days my friend, we know they'll never end! We'll work-sing-dance-love, marching on! Marching on! We live God's law today, we win free speech OK! With full-truth our only God, we rally-raise-unite All-One! All-One! Exceptions Eternally? None! All-One-God-Faith started 1000 acre Calif. rain-forest with 1 trillion trees God's spaceship Earth can survive! Our 13 Essene Birth Control Patents prevent overpopulation, save life! So in our town with 19 people start a chapter of astronomers Israel 6000 year great All-One-God-Faith. Send $10 for 10: $3 for 1 Moral ABC scrolls. 6 billion unite all free! Instead of bombs, 6 billion scrolls unite the Human race instantly in ALL-ONE GOD-FAITH! P.O. Box 28, Escondido, 92033 CA (760) 743-2211. ALL-ONE! Finally, the following text is off by itself in a box: CLEOPATRA'S TEACHER OF ABSOLUTE LOVE: THE "ABC" OF MAMA CAT;" WITH THE SWALLOW'S 10 DISCIPLINES ABOVE; THE ARCTIC WHITE OWL'S BIRTH-CONTROLLED LOVE! Arctic White Owls by Birth-Control survive: the female does not go into heat until she sees three full months of frozen food for her young ones to survive! Putting to shame our welfare-state, with its untrained masses, enslaved by Marxist half-truth hate! Beavers, by family teamwork, stay alive! Building dams, surviving the toughest winters without any welfare help to enjoy life! Bees, once each year, drop three percent drone parasites from hive! How else can life ascend-evolve-survive? Cleopatra's Art of Love, evolved Egypt's Civilization 10,000 years back, based on the God-Inspired "ABC of Mama Cat: Automatically, instinctively, each Mama Cat teaches her young ones from the moment of Birth: 1st: Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! 2nd: Constructive-selfish, build, protect and raise food, home, young! 3rd: Absolute teamwork fertilizes God's Earth! 4th: Absolute harmony with God's timing, easy birth! 5th: Mother's Love-discipline, joy, strength, praise! 6th: Father's stern-discipline, off titties when raised! 7th: Hardworking self-discipline, brave! 8th: God's instinct-discipline, save! 9th: Absolute self-reliance! Nine lives! Strength, to carry on! 10th: Absolute dignity, beauty, relaxation, fun! 11th: Absolute tenacity gets it done! 12th: Absolute perfect sense of direction, ESP! 13th: Free, brave! No Marxist slave! Mama Cat's ABC of Love and the Swallow's Song inspired by the Kingdom of God's law! All-One! Above! Above! All swallows evolve united to perfect pilots by full-truth, hard work, God's law, trained brave! No slave! Brave! Always evolving-united, free in All-One-God-Faith! Hardworking, self-disciplined, no parasite-blackmail-welfare-slave! Therefore, brave we live to teach-work-love-inspire-unite! All-One! Win Victory! Help get it done! Teach to unite All-One! All-One! All-One! For these are the days my friend, we know they'll never end! We'll work-sing-dance-love marching on! Marching on! We'll teach how to Love God's Way! We'll fight for it, OK! For we're young and sure to unite All-One! All-One! All freedom loving children hate the word "Discipline!" Yet, self-discipline is the key to freedom! Without it, even the most brilliant head remains useless, ineffective, small! How basic is self-discipline? Anthropologist, Margaret Mead, found Arctic Timberwolves litter abandoned, the mother probably killed: "So, we put the timberwolf pups with our Daschund mother, since she only had one pup of her own. She raised the timberwolves. Within three months, they were twice as large as their foster mother. Now, when we threw a chunk of raw meat into the kennel, the pups attacked it ravenously, like timberwolves, but one grunt from their Daschund mother, and they jumped back, stood still like a soldier at attention, waiting obediently until the Daschund mother had eaten her fill, then with a loving grunt she gave them permission to go back and eat!" That illustration of love-discipline was amazing; but any wild animal, bird or bee, has that self-discipline down to a "T", or there is no survival! This proves we must replace, with The Moral ABC, our Marxist welfare state, or we won't survive free! We perish by half-true hate! Learn the Moral ABC to unite free: You Must Decide! 1st: Work hard to perfect thyself! 2nd: United-loving, armed-brave! 3rd: To teach all, every slave! 4th: The Moral ABC, 6 billion strong, with Essene Birth-Control, a trillion Isreal-system fruit trees and "How to Love." lightning-like uniting all free! All-One! Above! Above. With half-truth, slavery, barbarism gone! Evolving-united, inspired-guided by full-truth, hard work, God's Law, Eternally One! All-One! All-One!
While the labels may no longer declare that this soap is magic, I can assure you the contents of the bottles most certainly are.