Vol. 1 No. 3 September,
MERIDIAN INSTITUTE NEWS
Included in this issue:
Participants Report Improved Symptoms
Doug Richards, Meridian Institute's research director,
has completed the research report on the group of subjects who participated
in a research project on the Cayce approach to treating multiple sclerosis
Nine participants took part in the research project
to explore the effectiveness of the Edgar Cayce treatment recommendations
for MS. They spent 10 days in a live-in treatment and training program
in September, 1996, then went home to continue the treatment protocol.
Of the original nine, seven returned six months later in March, 1997, for
a follow-up weekend to assess progress. Of the two who did not return,
one person never began the protocol, due to illness immediately following
the initial program. The other partially followed the protocol, reporting
some success, but was unable to return for the follow-up. One of
the seven people who did return had been unable to begin with the protocol
until two months before the follow-up.
Physical symptoms were assessed both by physiological
measurements of the autonomic nervous system (galvanic skin response and
heart rate variability) and by subjective questionnaires. Mental/emotional/spiritual
states were assessed by subjective questionnaires.
Subjects who followed the protocol consistently
(but none completely or perfectly) averaged moderate improvement in MS
symptoms over six months, on both subjective symptom checklists and questionnaires,
and objective measurement of GSR. Three out of the seven reported
major improvement. The graph
on this page illustrates improvement in symptoms over the six month
period for the subjects in this project.
This rate of improvement was consistent with the
typical Cayce prognosis of gradual improvement over an extended period
of time. Continuation for a full year and attention to complete compliance
with the protocol should produce even stronger results.
Multiple sclerosis is a disorder involving the
inflam- mation and degeneration of the myelin (a fatty material that insulates
nerves) in the brain and spinal cord. The loss of myelin is
accompanied by a disruption in the ability
of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain.
This results in symptoms including balance and coordination problems, weakness
(especially in the legs), visual disturbances, fatigue, bladder and bowel
problems, and cognitive and emotional disturbances. In conventional
medicine, multiple sclerosis is thought to be an "autoimmune" disease,
in which the body attacks its own cells and tissues. Heredity, infectious,
and environmental factors may all play a role.
The Edgar Cayce readings take a very different
approach. They say that the primary cause of multiple sclerosis is
a glandular imbalance, caused by improper assimilation of gold, and particularly
involving the liver. The treatment protocol based on Cayce's recommendations
included daily use of the wet cell electrical appliance with gold and Atomidine,
massage, diet, and work with ideals, attitudes and emotions, meditation,
Meridian Institute will continue to monitor the
progress of the participants of this project in the coming months.
A complete copy of the multiple sclerosis research report is available
from Meridian Institute. The report is also on the Meridian homepage.
One of the important themes emphasized in Meridian
Institute research projects is that the process of healing is like a journey.
For some people the journey is relatively short. For example, some
of the people in the psoriasis and migraine projects arrived at a healthy
destination within a few months. Cleaning up and healing the intestines
in these disorders is typically faster than regenerating the nervous system
(as we have seen in our multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's projects). This
should come as no surprise, for we see it over and over in the Cayce readings.
It is important that we monitor progress on the
healing journey. Granted, each individual heals at his/her own pace
and healing can occur in various forms. However, we need to be able to
inform persons interested in undertaking the Cayce approach as to what
the journey may involve, even if we can only do this in a general way.
Doug Richards is continually monitoring the data
sheets as they come in and noting patterns of healing which he documents
in his research reports. Another valuable resource is the personal
accounts of those who have made the journey. Jan Radtke was
kind enough to send along the following information on the healing journey
in some cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS - also known as Lou
Gehrig's disease). ALS is a terrible neurological disease which is
usually progressive and fatal. Jan relates:
"I just got off the phone with David Atkinson
(who essentially healed "incurable" ALS symptoms). I called to coordinate
his trip to be with us in October (or so I thought). What happened
was David gave me a dose of enthusiasm (interesting to note that the root
of this word means en-theos or "with God") which was much needed to "keep
on keeping on" using the wet cell and other Cayce protocols.
He said in his experience in working with 100+
people diagnosed with ALS, discouragement typically sets in at 3 and 6
month times of using the wet cell. He wasn't surprised I was discouraged.
So in case you're feeling similarly, I'm writing to relay David's enthusiasm
for wet cell and massage.
David said his symptoms continued to worsen until
about 9 months, then all kinds of reversals began to occur. He decided
that when he was discouraged at 6 months, since he was still alive (he'd
been told he wouldn't be in the world of the living at 6 months!) that
"I'm going to do whatever I can to kick this illness. I'm a fighter
and I want to live and will do whatever I can to stay alive. You've
no doubt heard of death with dignity - I'm going to go kicking, that is
unless my Creator tells me it's time to go."
He said he tells people "unless your social calendar
is so busy, why shouldn't you persist?" (I wasn't thinking of stopping,
I just wasn't as enthused.)
David stopped using the wet cell at 14 months
usage when he was cured. I asked if others who used the wet cell
14+ months had had similar experience. He said he knew of 2 men,
one when he started could ONLY move his eyeballs (sure makes me feel grateful
for my symptoms!). After 2 years on the wet cell he can stand on
his own and raise his arms etc. and doctors consider his changes a miracle.
The other man is truly a miracle, after using the wet cell 14+ months is
now back to work at his law practice, jogging, etc.!!!
This is all to say, there's GOLD in what we're
doing. Literally, so keep it up! This is written for me as
well as you!"
Thanks, Jan for passing along this valuable information
on the healing process as it pertains to ALS. Here are further examples
of the healing journey for two participants in the Parkinson's Disease
by Ted Lyons
Turning over in bed might not seem to be in the
same league with the earth changing events described by Edgar Cayce to
be coming in the new millennium but, to someone with Parkinson's disease,
turning over in bed means a great deal. I don't know all of the technical
reasons why I couldn't turn over, but that was the case up until last month.
I would just lie there until my muscles
screamed out to
MOVE. Then with a great deal of struggle, I would
get up and go to the bathroom. I didn't really have to go.
I just went as an excuse to move myself and get that achy feeling out of
my muscles so I could step. I would then come back to bed and, in
a while, go back to sleep --- that is if I was lucky I would go back to
sleep. If I wasn't lucky that night, I would wind up staring at the
ceiling for a couple of hours.
Sleep is something most people don't think about
much, until they don't get enough. With Parkinson's it is particularly
important to sleep well. The entire next day depends upon the quality
of sleep I get the night before. I know immediately upon arising
how well I have slept. If I have slept well I can walk. If
I haven't I am a Parkinson's stumble bum falling over my own feet.
The doctors call it festination, but it reminds me of Tim Conway on the
old Carroll Burnett show when he played a very old man. He would
take very tiny rapid steps and move what seemed like a foot an hour.
In fact when we were with the Parkinson's group in Virginia beach, we had
a foot race. The last one to cross the finish line won.
I have been turning over in bed for a month now,
and the habit of getting up to move my muscles is slowly being broken.
One bit of trivia I have known is that it takes
fewer muscles to smile than to frown. It should be easy to smile.
But it's not. When your face is frozen into a mask a smile feels
like a grimace. I asked Glen, another Parkinson's patient, how he
improved his smile so much. He said I practice in front of a mirror.
My girlfriend Grace hung a mirror up over my computer and I'll be darned,
it works. My smile is not bad now, either.
What could this mean? Is the A.R.E. Parkinson's
program utilizing the wet cell working? Are there more improvements
to come? Am I being cured of this horrible disease? I now have
more sleep and just as importantly, more hope. Turning in bed and
smiling may not seem like much to anyone else, but to me they are small
Thank you God.
by Glen Goessman
I was diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease
nearly five years ago. The time came last month for me to have my
annual physical exam. The first part of the exam was carried out
by a G P and was followed up a week later by my neurologist. In the
year since I had last seen them, my physical condition had greatly improved.
I had taken part in a work shop sponsored by the A.R.E. and the Meridian
Institute. The program was based on principles espoused by Edgar
Cayce and methods revealed in his readings, including use of the wet cell
battery, dietary recommendations, exercise, breath work, and massage.
The work also included work with dreams and chiropractic therapy as well
as spiritual meditation. All were supposed to be incorporated into
a daily practice.
My GP was surprised at the improvement in my strength
and my general physical condition. "To what cause did I attribute
this general all around progress?" he asked. When I mentioned Edgar
Cayce and The A.R.E., he looked confused and changed the subject.
The next week I was met with the same questions
by my neurologist, who also said he had discussed my greatly improved health
with the first doctor. I started to tell him about the Edgar Cayce
foundation and the other practices that I was doing in my life. He
looked at me with incredulity and stated, "Well, whatever you are doing,
keep it UP.
That is just what I intend to do!
of changes in subjective MS symptom rating
1 = Much improved. 2 = Moderately improved.
3 = Slightly improved.
4 = No change from baseline.
5 = Slightly worse. 6 = Moderately worse.
7 = Much worse.