The Purpose  of   HEALING - K.I.S.S.

- as stated 12 years ago - was and is

  to help me and my potential P E E R s 

"to HEAL ourselves into WHOLEness,

and - by extension - all of CREATion!"
Intro to Healing-K.i.s.s. 2001-2013
and Overview of its main libraries

[If you look for a word on this page,
click ctrl/F and put a word in "find"]

I focus my experiencing and awareness on being
"a   pioneer of  Evolution  in  learning  to  feel":
I let my Body vibrate and my Heart 'womb'

pain, shame, fear, boredom, powerlessness,
so feelings can >heal >guide>fulfill
and ~~~ offer ~~~"goldmines"~~~ to us all!!
"I want you to feel everything, every little thing!"



Overview of & Links to the Pages of My Community: Desert Water Vision Parting from its realization in the exterior World



Water in the Wilderness - A Sign of Redemption
Water in my pre-desert and post-desert Life
Water in the Wilderness (2)
Experiences on the NEGEV HEIGHTS 1990-96
he 1995 Proposal "Water in the Desert"
as a living gravestone for the Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, murdered by a Jew, because he wanted to bring peace to Israel

Water in the Wilderness
Along the Syrian-African Rift: RED SEA - SINAI 1996
Water in the Wilderness
Along the Syrian-African Rift: RED SEA-EILAT/AQABA 1996-98

Water in the Wilderness(5)    
Along the Syrian-African Rift: SALT SEA - DRAGOTWADI 1998-99
Water in the Wilderness(6)     
Along the Syrian-African Rift: SALT SEA - EIN-GEDI 1999

Water in the Wilderness April 1999-April 2003 (7)

Along the Syrian-African Rift: SALT SEA - between Israel&Ismael
"You shall draw water with joy from the springs
of freedom"

"Schoepfen sollt ihr Wasser mit Wonne aus den Quellen
der Freiheit"

(Isaiah 12,3)

This is the first Israeli song/dance I learnt in 1958

The translucent thread
through the labyrinth of my experiences,
is WATER -
Mayim in Hebrew, Maya in Arabic -
Water which symbolizes
God's WILL,
i.e. Emotions - Feelings - Desires.
Flowing with the Water suits my desire
to "follow Will's and Body's lead".

2003_03_07; last update: 2003_12_11

Desert    W a t e r    Vision
Water in the Wilderness (6)
Along the Syrian-African Rift: SALT SEA - EIN-GEDI 1999

Not Completed!

There are always angels-on-duty standing on the edge of my abysses.
In February 1999 it was Yuval's turn.
Though he had met me once in Succah in the Desert,
I didn't remember him, when he came to my tent at Metzuqee-Dragot.
I was ill with influenza and very unpleasant.
He could have felt rejected, instead he came back with a bowl of chicken-soup.
This moved me to tears.

About a week later the manager found the pretext he had been searching,
in order to evict me.
I got 3 days until I, my bus, my tent had to evacuate this hosting village,
in which I had invested so much of my creativity.
Tamir said, he would leave too.

I worked like hell, in order to find a new place for my bus.
From the present perspective [2003_12_11] this was very important.
It gave me a lot of information about the "actors" on the Dead Sea shore north of Ein-Gedi,
i.e. concerning that part, which I consider as part of the future Palestine .
For instance, the highest shot in the army, whom I visited twice in these 3 days in the Beth-El headquarter,
finally agreed, that I could place my bus on the shore of "Qedem",
below the highest winter-waterfall in Israel, just north of the border,
provided that the settlement Almog, the "owner" of this shore, would agree.
They didn't agree, but since then I know, that all the shore is "distributed",
except for the 700 m no-man's-land, of which the public is utterly unaware.
I also learnt from this, that none of the "owners" dared to put "their" land to use,
fearing, that it will be "returned"- after all - one day - as occupied territory.

During those two days Yuval - "by chance" - called Tamir,
learnt about the eviction
and won over his partners in the management of the "Ein-Gedi-Fieldschool"
to give us refuge for a time.

During the 7 months to follow we experienced both
exhilarating growth and maddening turmoil.
In time we became Nine, called "the circle",
seven "grownups" and two girls, sisters, one age 11 and one age 14.
[Liri was one of them - see now K.i.s.s.-log 2008/2012 March 21]

Yuval, his partner Paz, and Tamir were closest to me.
Terrible triggering occurred between Yuval-Rachel and Rachel-Tamir,
while Paz (which means "gold") - after the removal of a Cain projection
("You don't appreciate me!")
has been radiating pure love ever since..
In her case, the misused term "unconditional love", is appropriate.

After 7 months we all had to part geographically,
since I, together with my bus, were evicted again.
Our more-than-individual bond was sometimes active, sometimes dormant,
and now - we suddenly met.

The ultimatum of Oren, the manager of Metzuqe-Dragot was due on February 24, 1999.
Tamir and I had been packing the two vehicles the whole day,
and towards the evening the truck came to tow the bus to the Fieldschool of Ein-Gedi

[I intended to tell how we lived and worked and communicated there until October 31, 1999,...
but see our sudden reunion at the beginning of "Noah's Shore"!]

From ugliness to beauty:
the succat-beton or the concrete-succah

In May 1999 I was working on a path from the Fieldschool down to the beach of the springs.
This beach then looked much more naked then now and the water level was 3 m higher.
A yet small jungle of tamarisks provided shade & hiding for an English family with 3 kids
"Do you know a spring outside of your "compound", where I could dig a pond for healing?"
I told them how strangely I had been guided lately to participate in a course of WATSU.
[See the video about Watsu on the website of WORLD WIDE AQUATIC BODYWORK ASSOCIATION]

We climbed across bolders, some 400 m to the south, passing several sulphur springs.
But then he let me taste from the water of an almost hidden tiny stream, about 1 m long.
When David came to visit me, we started to dig a pond, and leveled a tiny area next to it.

At the edge of the Dead Sea sweet water sprang forth
 I dug a pond to contain it and cradle in it people to heal.
 But I was not whole enough, I attracted the destroyers.
 With the sinking of the sea level the spring disappeared.
My pond dried out, so why was I guided to learn Watsu?

During the first war against Iraq - 1991- this tune came to me to this prophecy:

HE is comforting Zion, is comforting all her ruins,
and he sets her desert like Eden
and her wilderness like His garden,
joy and gladness shall be found there,
thanksgiving , and the voice of singing.
Bible, Isaiah 51,3
See now in Song-Game 2007

New sweet water flows into the Salt Sea

[information about Ein-Gedi
see the site
of the Jewish Agency

The Ein Gedi Reserve
(Getting Israel Together)

The Ein Gedi reserve, on the eastern periphery of the Judean Desert,
is bordered by cliffs to the West,
the Dead Sea shore to the East,
the Mount Yishai Ridge
and the Ein Gedi lookout to the North,
and Nahal Hever in the South.
The lowermost section - the lowest point in the world - is 400 meters below sea level,
and the highest summits are 200 meters above sea level.

The oasis is fed by four springs:
David Spring (in the channel of Nahal David),
Shulamit Spring and Ein Gedi Spring (on the southern slope of Nahal David),
and Ein Arugot (in Nahal Arugot).
Together these springs supply about three million cubic meters of water each year.

The supply of water from the springs is quite steady, with only slight seasonal variations.
It is not direct affected by the amount of rainfall in a particular year,
even though the springs get their water from the rainfall
that flows eastward from the Hebron Hills watershed, in the direction of the Dead Sea.
The Limestone and dolomite in the Hebron Hills are jointed
and the water seeps through the rock until it reaches the layers of impermeable clay and Marl.
The water flows east over the clay and Marl, running in the direction of the rock strata, until it reaches the cliffs.
At the cliffs the water gushes out as four springs.
The springs are all more or less at the same altitude: about 200 meters above the Dead Sea.
A visual marker of the groundwater level - the point at which the springs emerge - is provided by the moringa trees growning nearby.

Ein Gedi's geographic location on the Syrian-African Rift, coupled with the combination of a hot climate and plentiful sweet water in an arid desert environment, created a unique oasis, the largest on the western shores of the Dead Sea.


People have been aware of the extraordinary conditions of the Ein Gedi oasis since the ancient settlement in the land of Israel,
as we know from the Chalcolithic temple found above the Ein Gedi Spring and the biblical references to Ein Gedi.

In I Samuel 24:1, we are told that after David ran away from Saul,
he wandered through the Judean desert, and
"David went from there and stayed in the wilderness of Ein Gedi."

A number of descriptions of Ein Gedi are found in the Song of Songs:
"My beloved to me is a spray of henna blooms from the vineyards of Ein Gedi" (1:14),
and an image appropriate to the landscape,
"O my dove, in the cranny of the rocks, hidden by the cliff" (2:14).

Jews continued to reside in Ein Gedi after the First Temple was destroyed.

Ein Gedi had a large Jewish community during the Second Temple period (second century B.C.E.).
This Jewish settlement, which grew dates, is mentioned in the book of Ben Sira.
Josephus Flavius tells that that the residents of Ein Gedi were massacred by the zealots - followers of Elazar Ben Yair - at the end of the Second Temple period.
Letters Bar Kokhva wrote to the local commanding officers (135 C.A.), found in the Nahal Hever caves on the Ein Gedi slopes,
shed light on the period of the Bar Kokhva War and the part Ein Gedi played in the events of this time.
The first letters are worded like orders and threats; the later ones are reprimands.

The many unique finds from the Mishna -Talmud period, including a synagogue and a bathhouse ,
attest to the size and special nature of the community.

The settlement in Ein Gedi flourished during the fourth to sixth centuries.
The continual settlement of Ein Gedi ended in the sixth century.

The archeological remains point to a large, thriving, and well-organized settlement,
which utilized every piece of land and drop of water for agriculture, as is illustrated by the terraces, aqueducts and reservoirs.

Balsam was the "special secret" of Ein Gedi. This fruit was used to produce a particular type of perfume, which was especially valuable for trade.
The central authority in Judea long considered Ein Gedi to be imperial property, most likely because of Ein Gedi's wealth of economic resources.

The gradual decline of Ein Gedi began in the Byzantine period.
We know from the testimony of nineteenth century researchers and travelers,
especially the well-known zoologist Henry Baker Tristram, that a large part of the agricultural system became run down.

From this time, Ein Gedi was portrayed as a wild place, with a few Bedouin families of the Rashida tribe living in reed huts at the foot of the Ein Gedi Spring.
In the mill building, the sugar (or flour) mill, which used water from the Ein Gedi Spring to power the upper and lower millstones, dates from the Islamic period.

The renewed Jewish settlement of Ein Gedi began with the arrival of the Israel Defense Forces in March 1949.
A route was opened from the South (Sodom) and Kibbutz Ein Gedi was established.
This transformed the area into an agricultural paradise.

Today the kibbutz has about 250 members and 300 children and most of its income comes from tourism.
The Ein Gedi area also has a field school and a youth hostel.




with Tamir and the different visitors
Margret Berlin and Anna from Germany

Margret helps Tamir
with creating
the most magnificent "palace",
between bus and minibus.

But a month later
I got the ultimatum
that I had to leave the fieldschool
at October 31, 1999...


One of the many extremely emotional exeriences in that summer
between the Fieldschool of Ein-Gedi and the Salt Sea
was the 4 day visit of Gabriele Dietrich, my German-Indian friend,
a professor at the Tamil Theological Seminary in Madurai, South India,
and a deeply dedicated laborer for change in India and in the World.
She came with her closest friends and partners for a workshop with me.
But learning about feelings and supporting each other is one thing,
dealing with my anger in a certain situation, was quite another...

I owe Gabriela her painting,
which I found appropriate
to serve as introduction to Healing-K.I.S.S.
and the French song by Aime Duval,
which she taught me, when we faced another sea,
and which so strongly moved me again yesterday,
on Holocaust Remembrance Day - pp36, 2003_04_29
From an article by a nun, who met Gabriele in June 2002:
Gabriele Dietrich, a German theologian who has made India her home and is well known in feminist theologians' and political and social activists' circles. We had a lively reunion and she related to me the unprecedented padayatra, a foot march that covered 850 km in 53 days from Kanyakumari to Chennai.

This was to call attention to the miserable conditions of labor, especially the unorganized ones exacerbated by the policies of globalization. Two-thirds of the marchers were women, some in their 60s, mostly working in construction.

Gabriele introduced me to one such woman, N. Rukmaniyammal, 57 years old, district secretary of the Movement for Women's Rights, who was among the core group of the organizers of the march and who walked all the 850 km. It was really great to meet such strong and courageous women. Women of Gabriela, hindi tayo nag-iisa!

From a site on Social Emancipation:

Gabriele Dietrich, born in Berlin, Germany, started her life in India with a research project on Religion and People's Organisation at the Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society. She has been teaching Social Analysis at the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary, Madurai since 1975.

She has been deeply involved with women's movements especially among slum dwellers and workers in the unorganised sector including fisheries.

She has also been working intensely with National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM). She has published widely on women's movements, organisational questions, ecology, communalism and culture. She is an Indian citizen.

Busstation of Ein-Gedi Fieldschool,
View to the Mountains and to the Salt Sea
Left: I'm next to Tamir, "my peer". Right: I'm next to Gabriela, my friend




August 26, 2013 - inserted here, because "Watsu" is mentioned above.

My game of grabbing a book from the shelf around my bed every morning
led me to "WATSU - Freeing the Body in Water" by Harold Dull,
and there - by blindly opening - I was led to a passage,
which includes an important message,
even if I almost never had the chance to "watsu" someone
(except on July 4, 2012 - when I watsued Ya'acov,
on a day which became the day of our separating from each other) .

* Occasionally clients exhibit inappropriate physical, verbal or sexual behavior.
The practitioner needs to be clear about his/her own boundaries
and be comfortable enough to gently redirect the client.

* A simple change in positioning is usually adequate.

* If a more direct appproach is needed,
start by owning your own feelings
rather than rebuffing the client.

"I am uncomfortable with~~~" "It would be better for me if~~~"

* If the client is unable to change his/her behavior
either for neurological reasons
or because of past experiences,
you may need to select a different treatment approach.
Again, this is not a judgment against the client,
but simply a decision to choose the most effective treatment approach.

[ see, how much in these days I'm engaged in exploring "judging"!]

September 6, 2013, Rosh Hashanah

I opened this page, searching for the slightest trace of one of the experiences in that summer of 1999,
the circle of eleven (?) , which gathered around me and Tamir,
and among them Ushi (?), who made the wondrous patchwork cloth for my birthday on Aug. 15.
I now encountered this patchwork twice within 2 days and I want to thank you again, Ushi,
though later you, as all people who are attracted like butterflies to the fire, became disappointed in me!

[Other partners in the "circle' Erez, to whom a song is dedicated, which I rehearsed just yesterday,
and mainly Haggai Lev
and of course, Yuval-David and Paz, bound together for life by Me...]