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EDGAR CAYCE READINGS ON PSORIASIS

[NOTE: The following groups of Edgar Cayce readings resulted from a search of the Complete Edgar Cayce Readings on CD-ROM (DOS version) using "psoriasis" as the search descriptor.]  



TEXT OF READING 5557-1 F ADULT
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 105th St. & Ocean, Va. Beach, Va., this 17th day of December, 1931, in accordance with request made by self - Mrs. [5557], Associate Member of Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., recommended by Mrs. [5662].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:30 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. New York City.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, Mrs. [5557] - Now, as we find, there are those indications with this body of the inflammation of the nerve plexus and centers that are INTERNAL in their action. These produce those forms of nerve reactions that become aggravating in different natures at different times. These are produced from toxic forces in the system, for there have been leakages in the intestinal tract from thinned walls.  Not that as would be called wholly perforations, but so that the absorption - or the lymph and emunctory circulation, carry much of that as should be eliminated through other channels.
    Hence the abrasions, the sore portions in the system. These, as we find, have arisen from disorders as existed in times back, when there were the application of external sources or forces in the effect of an anaesthesia, or anaesthetic for the body, that, affected the system especially in the sympathetic system - and caused first this accumulation in the form, as an effect would be, of gases in the system passing through the respiratory system - as it did - has produced, or did produce, first this disorder that has been sapping the vitality at times. At others we find apparently plenty of the bodily conditions, yet taking FROM same the stamina or vitality. Hence those reactions as had on portions of the system, especially through the REGENERATIVE system. In these activities, those have brought irritations also in pelvic organs, and necessarily the reaction in the nervous system from disturbances here to the head, eyes, and the sensory system. As for those of the SYMPATHETICS being disturbed, makes for those conditions in ear, those conditions in the feel or the touch, the lack at times of the responses in the taste or smell, or disorder in vision. These are REFLEXES; they are not produced by those of specific conditions in the system, or organic disorders, but FUNCTIONAL, by a gradual or a general drain that has been indicated from those that existed first that produced same in the nervous system, in the emunctory and lymph, and later in those of the digestive system. Then these reactions as we have had to other portions of the system becoming as reflex from same.

2. In meeting the needs, as we would find, in the first we would require that there be a general relaxation of the whole of the cerebro-spinal system (osteopathically given, would we go over this). These for at least twelve to sixteen treatments, and these - as we find - should be given every other day, or at least three times each week - see? We would have a GENERAL treatment, with SPECIFIC attention to the eliminating system as in reference to poisons from the alimentary canal from the organs of the system, so that the eliminating systems become coordinating and cooperative in their activities in the system.

3. When these have been begun, and at least three to five such manipulations have been given, we would add those vibrations from the plain Radio-Active Appliance, that will make for an easier circulation, more uniform HEATING forces - as it were - in the system, and bring about a better state of the ability to rest, and to feel rested from sleep or FROM resting. This we would use each evening when the body RESTS, preferable to night; though it may be used when the body is ready to retire. We would attach the anodes, or plates, one to the ankle, the other to the opposite wrist - see? And circle the body. One day on one, the next day on the other. These should be taken, if taken in the day, for at least twenty to sixty minutes. If taken in evening may be made a little longer period. These would be prepared in the regular way and manner.

4. In the matter of the diet, be mindful that these are both blood and nerve building, keeping an even balance in the alkalin and acid producing forces for the system.  PARTICULARLY, should there be much of - at one period, at least, of the day - the OILS of NUTS. These are good for
this body, RATHER than meats; and at another period of the day let's have a great deal of the leafy and green vegetables, such as carrots, celery, lettuce, and preferably that that does not head - for this body; more soporiferous than that of the iceberg.

5. In the matter of meats, beware of those that are much of the fats of same, and never have any that is cooked in its own fat, nor seasoned with the products of its own kind.

6. As we find, these applied in this way and manner - at least two periods of treatments - when these have been taken for twelve to eighteen, or to fifteen, we would then give the information for when the next period should be resumed - see?

7. Ready for questions.

8. We are through for the present.


TEXT OF READING 5553-1 M 32
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 115 West 35th Street, Virginia Beach, Va., this 20th day of August, 1930, in accordance with request made by self - Mr. [5553] via Mr. [4530].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Mrs. Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mr. [5553] and wife and Mr. [4530].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:50 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., N.C.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [5553]. Now, we find - while conditions are very good in the physical forces of the body, there are disorders that should be corrected before there are the attempts of the system to adjust itself to these disorders, and to cause conditions to become of a
chronic or constitutional disorder. These conditions, while they may appear to be minor in nature, will - in their activity - gradually build that as to either eliminate or build about in such a manner as to make for greater disorders later on.

2. These, then, are conditions as we find them with this body, [5553] we are speaking of, present in this room:

3. IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY, here we find a tendency for the pressure to be abnormal. This not an organic heart disorder, though pressure caused there. This rather from those conditions in the circulation as related to those of the lachrymal ducts, and of the lacteals; this making for those conditions where, in some portions, too much of the lymph is created in the upper circulation, too little in the lower circulation.  Hence the distresses as in the walls of the abdomen itself,
where thin conditions cause those tendencies that make for a distress that will CAUSE disorder, unless these are changed in their nature. As to the blood as is in the system, this abundant in quantity; in quality, a variation exists, from this very condition as in the lacteals.

4. IN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, this very good in most respects. There are, in those centers in the lower lumbar region, where these make for that of the IMPROPER relationships in the lower hepatic circulation. This calls for those of the filling up, then, of that area, as produces that pressure that will, eventually, make for disorders in the kidneys, unless relieved. This, added TO the blood pressure, will be called other conditions, unless there are changes made.

5. IN THE ORGANS OF THE SYSTEM, we find brain forces are good.  Discrimination and discernment, good.

6. In the organs of the sensory system, as seen from the indications to the lymph in the system, the throat, the nasal cavities, and all, suffer under stress of too ABUNDANT lymph circulation. This makes for that of the hepatics' distress, THROUGH the lachrymal and lacteals, those conditions as has been seen.

7. In the bronchi and lungs, good.

8. Heart's action as indicated, though organically very good.

9. Digestive system, as related to that of the hepatic circulation, shows for those of the disorder as related to the glands in the circulatory system as make for assimilation. This disturbs also the liver.

10. In that of the lower digestion through this area, we find those distresses as indicated in the peritoneum wall. In that of those in the liver portion, makes for that of the disorders as causes, from those of the conditions in the intestinal tract itself.

11. In meeting, then, the needs of the conditions, as we will find for this system, we would first prepare as this medicinal properties as would be taken into the system BEFORE the corrections are made, for at least six to ten days, that changes may be brought in the vibratory forces and in the ability of the system to eliminate and assimilate nearer normal. First we would prepare as this:

12. Plain garden sage (dried preferable) 1 ounce to 6 ounces of distilled water. Reduce by slow simmering to 1/2 the quantity. Then take, after this is strained, and set aside. Then take ambrosia weed 1 ounce to 6 ounces of distilled water. Reduce by simmering to 1/2 the quantity. Then pour
the two together, and add:

Gin (preferably Gordin Gin)..............4 ounces,
Simple Syrup.........................1 1/2 ounce (This syrup, however, should be made of that of BEET,
rather than cane sugar),
Dissolve 10 grains of ambergris in 1 ounce of grain alcohol and add to solution. Then add,
Oil of Sassafras.........................3 minims,
Cinnamon (in the stick)..................1 dram.

    The dose of this would be (and it should be shaken before the dosage is taken) one teaspoonful four times each day, before meals and before retiring.
 
13. We would then, when this has been taken, make those corrections in the cerebro-spinal system and in the abdominal regions, as is necessary for the alleviating of the pressure
in the 4th and 2nd lumbar. Do that.

14. We will find, too, that the use of the eye appliance from the violet ray will aid the vision, relieve the headache, and the strain on the nerve system - especially in the head. Ready for questions.

15. (Q) How often should the corrections be made?
(A) Be made until the alignment in the spine is relieved.

16. (Q) What is the cause of the skin trouble on the hands, and what will relieve same?
(A) The relief of the hepatic circulation, as is indicated, through those of the assimilation, so that there is coordination IN elimination, this will relieve the condition. It is the lymph circulation disturbed, see?

17. (Q) How long should the violet ray be applied to the eyes at a time?
(A) Two to three minutes, using double applicator. This will relieve strain and the distress in the system.

18. (Q) Should this be every day?
(A) Use to correct the condition as has been outlined.

19. (Q) Is the condition in the hands the same as on other parts of the body?
(A) Produced from the same character of poisons in the system, as is indicated from the blood supply and disturbance in the lymphatic circulation. THIS is as conditions exist in a NORMAL body: When eliminations are carried on, the greater portion of poisons are carried through the alimentary canal. Also the kidneys eliminate certain poisons from the system, as the circulation passes through same. The respiratory system also, through THEIR functioning, throws off a portion of the poison. Again we have eliminations through those of the gases of thrown off in the lungs. In a disturbance as indicated here, through those of the lacteals and lachrymal ducts - the ducts and glands - the lachrymal those as of that PRODUCING the water in system in the exterior portion, called sweat, or tears, or perspiration, or respiration. Those of the lacteals care for the portions where fat or starch are cared for in the system. These disturbances originate from those conditions as exist in the lower LUMBAR region - 4th and 2nd lumbar. By these pressures, and by the activities of the system, the system has gradually turned to ELIMINATING poisons through the RESPIRATORY system, or through the perspiratory system, as SHOULD be eliminated through kidneys and alimentary canal. Just to give an emit, or any active forces that disturb the juices of the intestinal system, or as a cathartic, is only to produce irritation without relieving the cause. NOW - that as is given is to act as a cleanser for the system, exercising the functioning of the spleen, the pancreas, the liver, the duodenum. The functioning of those of the gin, with that of the kidneys, as to make coordination in the hepatic circulation; while those of the manipulation and corrections will COORDINATE the eliminating systems. Do that. We are through.
 



TEXT OF READING 5016-1 F 25
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 14th day of April, 1944, in accordance with request made by the self through the mother - Dr. [...], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
Set 10:30 to 11:30 A. M. Eastern War Time. ..., Penn.

1. GC: You will have before you the body of [5016], who is at ... You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body; answering
the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [5016].

3. As we find there are disturbances preventing the better physical functioning of the body. With this body these conditions are rather of a complex nature, as there is incoordination in the eliminating systems.

4. While there is the thinning of the walls of the small intestines and there are poisons absorbed through the system that find expression in the attempt to eliminate through superficial circulation, we find that there are pressures also existing in the areas of the 6th, 7th dorsal that upset the coordination of circulation through the kidneys and the liver. These contribute to the condition causing the abrasions which occur as red splotches or spots at times, and at other times there is the forming of blackheads apparently, or black points on the abrasions, you see, or in the abrasion areas.

5. These are the sources of the disturbance with this particular body.

6. Then, in making applications for corrections here we would first through osteopathic adjustments correct those subluxations upon the right side at the 6th and 7th dorsal and then coordinate the 3rd cervical, the 9th dorsal and through the lumbar, with such corrections. There should only be required about twelve adjustments, if properly made, coordinating the muscular forces in areas where the sympathetic and cerebrospinal systems coordinate in the greater measure.

7. We would have these twice each week for the first six of the treatments. The others may be spread out longer.

8. After the first six osteopathic adjustments have been made (not before), begin taking internally a compound prepared in this manner:

Sulphur.................1 tablespoonful,
Rochelle Salts..........1 tablespoonful,
Cream of Tartar.........1 tablespoonful.

9. Mix these very thoroughly, as with mortar and pestle. Take a teaspoonful every morning, either in water or dry on tongue, until the whole quantity has been taken.

10. Then begin with Yellow Saffron Tea, a pinch of the American Saffron in a cup of boiling water - or put in a cup and fill with boiling water, allow to stand for thirty minutes, strain and drink, each evening when ready to retire.

11. Occasionally, about two to three times a week, drink elm water - a pinch of ground elm (between thumb and forefinger) in a cup, filled with warm water (not boiling water). Stir thoroughly and let set for thirty minutes. Drink this preferably of morning rather than at the
period when the Saffron is taken.

12. Eliminate fats, sweets and pastries from the diet. Do have a great deal of fruits and vegetables.

13. Do these and we will find that there may be brought better conditions for this body.

14. Ready for questions.

15. (Q) Is psoriasis always from the same cause?
(A) No, but it is more often from the lack of proper coordination in the eliminating systems. At times the pressures may be in those areas disturbing the equilibrium between the heart and liver, or between heart and lungs. But it is always caused by a condition of lack of lymph circulation through alimentary canal and by absorption of such activities through the body.

16. We are through with this reading.



TEXT OF READING 4989-1 M ADULT
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the New Southern Hotel, Room J, Columbus, Ohio, this 10th day of July, 1924, in accordance with request made by self - Mr. [4989].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Frank Mohr, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. [4989] and his two sisters. Also Dr. Farrand.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
6:30 P. M. ..., Ohio.

1. EC: Now, we find there are some abnormal physical conditions with this body. These, as we find, are rather hidden, though much of the condition produced in the system is apparent in functioning organs, especially in the kidneys and in the throat.

2. In the eliminations then do we find the greater distress in the body. Now these conditions have their effect, yet the resistance in the system at the present time is very good.

3. These are conditions as we find them in this body. First:

4. IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY, we find there is the show of the drosses and poisons being taken in the system, which should be eliminated, else we will find in after years rheumatic conditions, as called at present. In the blood supply, this we find entering mostly from the condition existing in the region of the Peyer's glands. There are also in the system poisons as shown in the blood supply from the condition in throat and tonsils. These, however, are secondary, though need local treatments. In the pressure in blood supply very good. In the effects as are shown by assimilation the blood is strong in its ability to affect the system, yet with this constant strain the condition gives drainage to the functioning of the eliminating portions, or emunctories especially. Hence the drain on kidneys, the trouble with the bladder at times in this high state of the excretory system eliminating poisons taken in the blood supply. The condition as produced in intestinal tract in the lower portion comes from these same conditions in a high hepatic circulation. As to white, outnumber the normal. As to red, nearly normal.

5. IN THE NERVE SYSTEM, this we find very good. One that would be called by some as one of iron nerve, yet the strain, the constant nagging, gives more to the temperamental and affects the sympathetic more than it does the central plexuses of the nerve system at present. In the sympathetics these show how the effect of the draining in intestinal tract affects the throat and causes these to become storehouses for poisons as absorbed in system.
 
6. IN THE FUNCTIONING OF ORGANS THEMSELVES, brain force very good. One that would do well, however, to change the present occupation, for its better for higher things. Keep that which it has in mind. Work to that end.

7. In the physical and sensory organism very good at present.  Would be well to ward the system against the nerve system becoming taxed by these poisons in system, for we would find the sensory system would become susceptible and the organs of same would become abnormal in their functioning. First would be for the eyes, then the ear.

8. In the lungs very good.

9. In the throat proper the tonsils show how that poisons form in the functioning of the blood through these without the elimination, the seat, however, having been in the right side, and this is a secondary condition, though needs local treatments.

10. In the digestive tract this is very good at the present time. There are times when the strain on kidneys and bladder affect the appetite more than digestion, though digestion suffers in the end from such a refraction. In the intestinal tract, in the Peyer's gland region, we find there have been strains on the system in some times back when there was taken in the system those properties which produced the overcharging of the lymph forming and lymph producing functions to the digestion, especially in the intestines, and the walls were thinned by strain, by congestion, and then with this congestion which we had in the system that produced the congestion to the kidneys. This then is the seat of the trouble - intestinal tract. This would be reached through that connection in the solar plexus center that supplies this nutriment, and by taking in the system those properties that will give the incentive to the hypogastric center to draw on the system for those healing properties that the system itself supplies to correct the condition. In the center (hypogastric) where we have the hypogastric plexus that connects with the blood flow in hepatics and blood flow in the kidneys direct, this brings with this strain the overacting to the bladder and produces some inflammation in the neck direct. This may form into granular, and may produce some irritation. Correct at its present stage, or else we may have the results, though the system is strong at the present and is given to meet resistance.

11. In the liver, very good for conditions, but with the taxed hepatic, with the kidneys not functioning normal, the excess of excretory comes to liver, so we find the organ itself larger than normal. In the hepatic circulation from this, and in the region of the ascending colon, we find at times there is some soreness - reflex.
 
12. In the kidneys themselves the hypogastric center is more the effect and the cause than organic conditions. Then to correct this, we would locally remove the strain on system as produced in the tonsils, either by the deep manipulation, as osteopathically given, direct or by the use of the knife. We would then correct in the system in this manner.

13. Take these: This would be the dose as would be taken in the system.

Podophyllum....................1/2 grain,
Leptandrin.......................1 grain,
Yellow Saffron...............1 1/2 grain,
Licorice compound................1 grain.

14. That would be in one dose. These would make large capsules, from the Saffron as would be used. Take these, one every other day until at least ten are taken. Then take this:

Tincture of Valerian.............2 ounces,
Iodide of Potassium..............5 grains,
Bromide of Potassium............10 grains,
Elixir Calisaya..................4 ounces,
Elixir Celerena..................2 ounces,
Capsici..........................2 minims.
Sufficient simple syrup to make 11 ounces.

15. The dose would be (and shake the properties well together before each dose is taken), teaspoonful twice each day, before breakfast, before retiring; that is, JUST before. Do
this, and we will bring the body to the normal condition.

16. After this correction is made in the tonsils and throat, and these properties are taken, it should be corrected in two to three weeks to a normal condition for the body. DO NOT take the properties in the system until just before, if operation is taken, and while treatment is being given, if reduced by osteopathic forces. These should be treated internally, and would be painful to the body but may be removed without operation, or may be removed with operation. The body is in good condition.
 



TEXT OF READING 4830-2 M ADULT (Army Officer)
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce this 16th day of April, 1921.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; G. K. Nicodemus, Conductor and Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
Unknown.

1. EC: Yes, we have had this body before.

2. There is not so much change or difference in it from when we had it before, save that there are some conditions that have been exaggerated, from the physical energies in the body attempting to reach their equilibrium. Especially is this so in the hepatics and the intestinal tracts and centers of nerve energy that operate in these portions of the body.  Also from that to the action of the diaphragm, which produces irritations through the nerve and muscular forces, causing the trouble we have in the throat, larynx (?) and lungs and which is from the intestinal trouble, or the system absorbing poison from the intestinal tract, and the nerve energy causing depletion in the walls of this tract, especially in the region of the hepatics.

3. The body needs rest and fresh air more than medicinal properties in the system, a relaxation from nervous tension, and only properties that will produce more mucous or coatings to strengthen the walls through this portion of the body. Take this in the system: Yellow saffron, or saffron in the form of tea if preferable; two glasses, if in the form of tea, three-fourths full daily, that is morning and evening.  Let the water that is used carry junket or elm to form healing through the duodenum and the rest of the system and intestines, with relaxation and rest to the body if we would relieve this body. Counter irritant to this system is very bad. Small, very small, doses of Dovers powders would be good for this system, in order to make the proper sedatives to let the body rest, and to form with the coating produced by the other things in the system easier action on the mucous membrane.

4. No stimulants of any kind should be used in the system, for the excite the opposite pole, or kidneys to cause temperature in the body. The diet should be that which is easy to be absorbed in the system. Preferably as much of green vegetables as possible, so long as it is not of the tubular
character; that is the edibles that grow above the ground, and not below. Do that for [4830].

5. (Q) What is junket, Mr. Cayce?
(A) Junket or elm we have here for this body; one is the form that gives life to the system from plant matter, that is elm. Junket, which is of the same character, is taken from animal matter; our preference would be the elm, but perhaps the other would be easier to obtain. Cool the water to make it palatable.

6. (Q) Are there any other details, Mr. Cayce?
(A) Do as we have given here and we will find relief for this body in the physical, of [4830].

7. We are through.
 



TEXT OF READING 4510-1 M ADULT
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Va. Beach, Va., this 27th day of December, 1932, in accordance with request made by and through Mr. Maurice  Pereles, Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mildred Davis and L. B. Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:00 to 11:20 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. New York City.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes. Now, we have those conditions that disturb this body, [4510].

2. As we find, these are latent; yet at varied periods and under certain distresses are very aggravating to the body. They may be called constitutional, for they have been of long-standing and the system continues to attempt to adjust itself to the inconveniences of the humor in the blood supply, that forms as a rash over portions of the body.

3. This, as we find, is a case of improper eliminations, produced by conditions that have caused the thinning of the walls of the eliminating system (or colon, intestine) that allows a formation to gain access in or through the lymph and emunctory circulation, that is not carried through its normal or natural channels; thus finding expression in the form of the irritating rash.

4. In many respects the general functioning system is very good. Were this not the case more of the organs and their functionings would be disturbed. The very nature of the condition (from thinned walls or small perforations that occur at times) prevents the disturbance in ORGAN functioning, but PRODUCES the disturbance in the lymph and emunctory, and makes for such a disorder that exists.

5. Meeting the conditions, as we find, will require time, and will of necessity require persistence and consistent effort on the part of the body, yet the disturbance may be eliminated or eradicated entirely from the system. Not by the activity of medicinal properties of a nature that would cause irritation in other portions of the system, neither by diets that would reduce the vitality in some other portions of the system. As the body finds, diet often does play a great part in the disturbances, yet this must be of the nature that the vitality and the resistance is builded.  Hence the requirements would be those properties that will add, or be taken up, or be absorbed by the system in such a way and manner as to add vitality, stamina, resistance, so as to turn the eliminations into their regular or normal channels without disturbing the functioning of organs as a vital force in the recuperation produced in the system.

6. Then, we will find that these properties taken and kept up for several months will not only correct the condition but will eliminate the causes of same from the system. Prepare these in this way and manner, and take consistently and persistently for periods of two to three weeks; then stop for five to eight days, then begin again for a period of two to three to four weeks, and so on.

7. Two or three times each day take small quantities of olive oil.

8. Also take three to five times each day half an ounce of a mild Saffron tea, made in this proportion:

9. Put one dram of the yellow Saffron, or the English or the American Saffron, in sixteen ounces of water. Allow it to steep as tea for ten to twenty minutes. This may be strained off and kept in a cool place. Take in the quantity as given.

10. The activities of these upon the system:

11. The Saffron will assimilate and coordinate with the gastric juices of the DIGESTIVE system, in such a way and manner as to eliminate that character of poisons that saps the vitality of the muco-membranes OF the digestive and intestinal system.

12. The oil adds to the elasticity of the functioning of the intestinal tract, acting also as a food value to the system itself.

13. Be mindful that in the diet that there are not those foods carrying excessive properties that are the production of alcohol, or that are of alcoholic nature that makes for a strain on the activity of the digestive system as related especially to the liver; that there is not the excessive use of foods that are of the acid nature. This would be as an outline:

14. Mornings - citrus fruit juices, with coddled egg or coddled egg and rice cakes or brown bread.

15. Noons - vegetable juices, and the like.

16. Evenings - a well balanced vegetable diet, with beef, mutton or wild game.

17. Of course, this may be altered to meet the tastes, but not acid producing foods. Keep away from those.

18. Do not mix cereals with citrus fruits.

19. Do not mix nuts with the diet at any time, unless it is the almond.

20. Do not use the excessive amount of sugar in any form.

21. We will find if we will follow these that in six to eight months we may rid this entirely from the body.

22. Ready for questions.

23. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 4461-1 M 69
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 115 West 35th Street, Virginia Beach, Va., this 13th day of May, 1931, in accordance with request made by his wife, Mrs. [...] - through Mrs. J. C. Boggs.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. L. B. Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:30 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., W. Va.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [4461]. Now, we find there are some specific conditions that cause disorders in the system, and there are some effects produced that have been at times called or termed the causes. As WE find, some of the more serious indications are results and NOT causes, and were those corrections made for conditions as PRODUCE disorders many another condition would disappear. These, as we find, have to do (the causes) with the eliminating system, and conditions produced there in their return causing other disorders that are of a greater or lesser disturbance in the system.

2. These, then, are conditions as WE find them with this body, [4461] we are speaking of:

3. First, the BLOOD SUPPLY indicates that disturbance in the liver itself, in the inability to function either as the excretory forces demand or as the secretive forces demand.  These conditions, however, have been produced as much by the adherence of conditions in the intestinal tract as of the organ's disturbance itself. So, one produces the other - but THESE conditions must be considered together when applications would be made that would be of a PERMANENT relief to the body. The blood supply shows a heaviness, lack of the proper distribution or that thrown into the system to make for the proper eliminations, drosses being carried back into the system cause or produce the disturbances, or that hardened condition, or tendency towards same, or spotted conditions as exist in liver, and THIS in turn gives that effect to the circulation as produces those distresses in the heart's activity itself, though no ORGANIC condition exists there. Also in the region of the duodenum there is shown a tendency for FULLNESS, and the area as should be covered by the digestive forces in system are not PROPERLY distributed, or are SMOOTH rather than of their proper relationship. In the caecum region, not as of appendicitis or of that as causes for that disorder in this region as ordinary. There are those adhesions that are produced by the lack of proper peristaltic MOVEMENTS through the system, this causing a thinning of the walls and the attempts to produce the proper eliminations through the intestines, aiding the blood - with those foods taken, and with the properties taken - to make or cause adhesions. This has raised the pressure in the blood supply. This has caused those temperatures to rise at times. This makes for those pains as felt in the lower part of the stomach or the duodenum, and in the bowels  themselves - see? This also produces that condition, or that heaviness in the blood supply in which there are at times great variations as to the numbers in white cell and in red blood cell. This causes the nausea, the pains in shoulders and arms, and - as has been termed at times - an acute condition, or that of angina pectorins. This, as we find, is a RESULT - not a cause, though the RESULTS may be VERY detrimental to the body unless corrections are made.

4. In the NERVE SYSTEM, we find these have been allayed or assuaged often by the use of properties as to produce a sedative effect to the nervous system. This has made a tendency for some of the larger ganglia in the system to become in a form or manner, as it were, deadened to the conditions; so we have in the extremities at times as of a pulsation in the body itself - that is, the structural portion - feet, hands, tend to feel full, stiff, as does the shoulder, the lower portion of the back, through the shoulders and under the shoulder blades, around the neck, this fullness in the face at times, with the blood flow to the head; that tendency towards shortness of breath is a result of the NERVOUS reactions in the system. This wholly sympathetic condition, or produced by that of hindered FUNCTIONING of organs.

5. In the functioning of the ORGANS themselves, these are much as has been described as how these are disturbed. There are those disorders, to be sure, from the lower hepatic circulation as related to the kidneys in their eliminations; for with the disturbance in the liver area, with the
disturbance for the excretory and secretive functioning of the liver itself, we find these show an excess of those drosses, and clayey or reddish sediment forms in urine - a heaviness in the kidneys; these are results, NOT causes - though causes may arise from such disturbances.

6. Now, in meeting the needs of the conditions as we find them for this body, [4461] we are speaking of, these - we find - will be hard to be dealt with unless there may be gained something of a sympathetic feeling for those applications as have been outlined for the body. Would be well, then, that first those who are in sympathy with those sources of this information make overtures in a PROPER way and manner; NOT as of something out of the ordinary, NOT as someone attempting to rule or direct, but rather as one feeling the interest in, the seriousness of the situation and conditions, offering a channel for proper corrections. These also will be of some trouble to handle out of an institution, yet these MAY be properly done - as we find - even in the home, will the time, the patience, the precautions necessary be taken for same to be handled, see? THIS, as WE find, would bring a nearer NORMAL reaction through the system, requiring time, requiring persistence, and requiring the PATIENCE.

7. First we would begin with RESTING of the body for at least ten days, see? Go to bed! Apply over the liver AREA those hot castor oil packs. Keep them up for at least two to three hours each day, see? During that period also we would take all the OLIVE oil the body WILL assimilate, in SMALL doses - half a teaspoonful every two hours whenever the body is awake. We would, every SECOND day - that is, a day lying between the two - apply those packs of Epsom salts saturated solution across the CAECUM, see? that's the lower intestine here, you see, or the large intestine - especially in the right side, across the bladder and across the kidney area - for twenty to thirty minutes each day, just once a day - you see - during that period, and every other day, until there is the full reaction from the liver and a drainage from the whole intestinal tract. There will be found that during that period there will be some nausea, some pains as of gas, some as of passages of blood - and some may appear even in the stool, but those of the whole intestinal system would be CLEANSED by this. During that period there should be given only such as THIS as the food values:

8. Fruit juices of mornings. Rolled oats or of whole-grained cereals during the noontime. Of evenings there may be given broths, with brown bread, and a little stimuli as of coffee, tea or milk. Not a great deal of foods to be given, but practically all of these are BLOOD building nature - yet a TENDENCY for proper elimination.

9. After there has been a full cleansing, we would then CHANGE as to the treatments. We would give every other day an eighth grain of the animated ash, and apply over the liver area - and over the central portion of the body - the ultra-violet ray, thirty to forty minutes after each dosage of the ash is taken, see? Then begin with a little heavier diet. It may be necessary during the first ten days that high enemas be given to assist in REMOVING the feces from the system, that is PRODUCING the great troubles - see? ALSO, when the ash and the ultra-violet are given, begin with those of the osteopathic manipulation and adjustments through the whole system, and we will find we will bring a better and a nearer normal condition for the body.

10. Drink all the water as is desired during this period of taking the packs or the oil internally. Ready for questions. We will find that this will reduce those pressures, and there will be no return of those contractions. There will be nausea, and there will be pains through the whole intestinal system, but THIS - as we find - will be much better than operative measures; for the blood supply, the whole condition is in no way in a position for operative or strong internal medicinal measures. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 4433-1 F ADULT
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce in San Saba, Texas.  Date of reading unknown.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Alf Butler, Conductor; Fay Autry, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
Unknown. San Saba, Texas.

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here. Now, the abnormal conditions as we find in this body affects the inner system throughout so that most of the functioning of the organs of the trunk portions of the body are affected. The circulation, especially, shows the disturbance and of what character the infection in the system of the disease produced as we find in certain portions of the intestinal tract. The condition as we find in the body: first, the blood is impoverished and carrying so much of the toxins, which is being carried through the circulation is absorbed in the system through the impoverished condition in the intestinal tract, through the small intestines where the walls are at times so thin that the lymphatic circulation produces coagulation from used tissue. These toxins that are absorbed produced this condition much by taking into needed same a normal condition which is attached to by blood in the body and gives sufficient liquidated character and quality without, producing the tiredness to the whole body. The character of the breathing without the pulsation is normal. There is no organic disease of heart or lungs. The feet are affected by the poisons produced through the intestinal tract and the bowels. The languid, the morose condition and headaches and the action of these organs are affected from certain portions of the body. With the nervous system we find the mental faculties, the dreary languid feeling at times produces high tension of the nerve force in the system and the body is very depressed or morosed and the resistance of the body produced in the system by the actions of the nerve centers interlocked with the muscular forces being completed by the action of the nervous system or the inferior quality of blood supply in the system. The rebuilding and the replenish of this will bring upon the body improved condition of the system. The sensory becomes at times super-sensitive, that is, the action of these nerves to produce equilibrium at times makes or forms the functioning of the nerves of the sensory system of the abnormal activity to the ear or to the eye or to the nasal channel or to the lung. The pulmonary condition of the blood in the system shows the action of these through the capillaries and through the lung tissues. This expected condition within is shown in the intestinal tract through the intestinal organs first by indigestion or dyspepsia that taking of things or chemicals in the system to allay this condition produced too much in the system of the fluids from mucous as the lining of the body and crated by the action of intestinal thread worms in the large intestines affects them so as to reduce them and acts as stringent to the action of the intestinal digestion after being acted on by the fluids. It is after we have here the action of the gastric juices in the stomach, which is dependent on the atmospheric condition and the diet taken into the system and at times it is easy for the juices to act as an astringent in the intestinal tract. These are conditions as we find them in the body of Mrs. [4433].  To relieve or bring about the normal condition of this system we would treat or give through this system that which will overcome these conditions.

2. A tea made from what is called or known as ragweeds. To six ounces of ragweeds, fresh, tops, thoroughly cleansed, add one quart of water. Let come to a simmer until reduced to one pint. To this is to be added one-half ounce grain alcohol, four ounces cane sugar first dissolved in warm water. Take tablespoonful three times a day. This is to cleanse the present condition of this body. After this has been taken five days take as a dose, senna, two grains, licorice, one grain, strychnine one-one hundred twentieth grain. This will be taken in capsule or powder form, preferable in capsule, once a day. This as a stimulation to the blood force and to circulation. Take into the system for diet those foods that do not carry much flesh. Eat wild games. Take no pepper-salt, etc. in any form. Eat more of the vegetables that carry more proteins. Do this and you will find relief in the body until the conditions are removed in the system.

3. (Q) What is the scientific name for this case?
(A) Indigestion or dyspepsia in an acute form producing intestinal worms within the body from absumption or absorption in the body.

4. (Q) What are these worms called?
(A) Thread intestinal worms that come and go in the variations as are given and which carry with them much of the mucous that should be left within the walls of the body.
 



TEXT OF READING 4387-1 M 30
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 322 Grafton Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, this 21st day of February, 1925, in accordance with request made by self - [4387] via Mr. Howard Major.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Mrs. Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Hugh Lynn Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:30 A. M. Dayton Time. ..., Texas.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly and tell me the conditions you find at the present time. You will diagnose the case thoroughly, giving the cause of the existing conditions, also the treatment for the cure and relief of this body.

2. EC: Now, we find in many respects the body is very good throughout; yet the abnormal conditions, the condition that produces the distresses in system are specific, yet the effect as is caused by affects of the system are rather distraught or distributed in such manner as that the result rather than the cause is exhibited. These, as we see, have to do with many different portions of the system.

3. Now these are conditions as we find them in this body, [4387], we are speaking of. First:

4. IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY, this we find below the normal in its rebuilding or recuperative forces, for there is bacilli carried in the blood stream and the change in the effect produced by this bacilli affecting different portions of the functioning organism produces the change, or the hidden condition as is produced in the functioning system. For we have as this: There are times when the body suffers from dull, slow, headaches, seemingly produced from stomach. No. There are times when the body suffers with a distraughtness in the right side, seemingly from condition in intestinal tract or from constipation. No. There are times when we find the breath, as it were, short or depressions in the lung supply proper and from structural conditions in body, apparently would come from this source. No. There are times when we have the depressions in the kidneys and urinary organs. This apparently would be from these organs themselves. No. All, we see, produced by a condition in the system, as we shall see "In Functioning Organs."

5. IN THE NERVE SYSTEM, we find the sympathetic overtaxed on account of the dulled condition produced in the centers of the cerebro-spinal system, and this dulled condition being the source of the change in the conditions in body. Not that these conditions are accentuated to the extent that it prevents the body from functioning, and from moving, and from doing its daily labors, or of below the normal condition, yet all of these influences, all of these manifestations, are at various times felt in the body.

6. IN THE FUNCTIONING OF ORGANS, brain forces very good.

7. Throat, lung and larynx, at times show the effect of this impaired circulation, this impaired nerve condition. Lungs very good, though pressure in lower portion shows how that the relaxed or dulled condition of the secondary cardiac forces allow the blood to fill or be drawn from the organ, in heated condition, in cold condition, or in over-taxed mental conditions.

8. Digestive system, as it were, of spasmodic conditions, and through this has been given much to correct conditions; while the seat of the trouble is not there, we find it directly connected with same, for the seat or cause of conditions exists in the upper intestinal digestive system, where we have thinned walls that cause toxins to be absorbed in system; hence producing through the glands of the body the conditions as exhibited in this body, and these, as we see, produced from times back when the body had a spell of slow fever. In this condition we find the tendency then to expectancy of these portions of the body to receive these conditions. Hence the system has not become equalized in circulation, nerve circulation, lymphatic supply, sufficient to overcome or balance the body since this spell. Three - four - four and a half to six years ago.

9. In the liver, subnormal and smaller than normal. In the hepatic circulation high, kidneys at times overtaxed, as would be expected through these conditions.

10. Then, to bring the normal forces to this body, it would be necessary to take in the system those properties which will give the expectancy of the equalized circulation, equalized nerve distribution, equalized forces, and give the body in its functioning, especially in the region of the Peyer's Gland that necessary to so thicken the walls as to prevent this leakage, or this toxin from disturbing the body.

11. Then, we would take this: To four ounces of Peptotone, or Simple Syrup add:

Fluid Extract Yellow Dock Root....1/2 ounce,
Fluid Extract Stillingia..........1/2 ounce,
Fluid Extract Poke Root...........1/4 ounce,
Fluid Extract Red Clover..........1/2 ounce,
Oil of Sassafras....................5 minims,
Essence of Tolu....................20 minims.

12. Shake the solution well together before each dose is taken.  The dose would be half a teaspoonful in water, or direct, twice each day, mornings on arising, evenings before retiring.

13. Let the diet be more of fruit and vegetable matter than of meats. Do not keep much meats for the system until the body has gained its equilibrium.

14. Do that, and we will bring the body, by the time the second quantity is half taken, near to the normal forces.

15. We are through.
 



TEXT OF READING 4079-1 M 22
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 10th day of April, 1944, in accordance with request made by the self - Mr. [4079], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. (Notes read to and transcribed by Jeanette Fitch.)

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading At home on
Set bet. 3:30 to 4:30 P. M. Bull Run Road,
4:05 to 4:15 P. M. Trenton, N.J.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Bull Run Road - it's a very pretty place! [See 4079-1, Par. R3.]

3. We have the body here, [4079]. We find that disturbances have been of long standing. At times they grow much worse and then they clear for a while, but let it begin to be warm weather or the body become upset or physically tired, aggravated or disturbed, and the rash on the body as well as the eczema that forms into patches on portions of the body becomes very much worse.

4. This began some time back from the thickening [thinning?] of the walls of the intestinal system, which arose from coordinations between the eliminating centers of the body; so that poisons which should be eliminated through the alimentary canal have become active in the perspiratory and respiratory system.

5. Poisons coming through the respiratory system enter the circulation again and thus come to the sympathetic or superficial circulation, thus are thrown out in the form of a rash.

6. In making corrections here, we would begin first by taking a tonic, the compound such as already prepared by Wirsing, [See 4079-1, Par. R1 re 3137-1.] including the Yellow Dock Root, Burdock Root, Buchu Leaves, the Podophyllin or the root from which this is made, also the alcohol in which the Balsam of Tolu is cut, and all of the active principles that go with this. The dose of this would be two teaspoonsful a day.  This will apparently cause the rash at first to be much more severe. But use the Stearate of Zinc powder with Balsam in it. This is prepared by Johnson & Johnson as a baby powder.
 
7. After this compound has been taken for five days (not before) begin taking each evening before retiring the Yellow Saffron tea one day, the Powdered Elm Bark the next day. The Saffron
tea would be prepared by putting a pinch of the American Saffron between the thumb and forefinger into a cup and pouring boiling water over it. Let this set for twenty minutes, strain and drink before retiring - every other evening.

8. The next day before retiring, put a pinch of Powdered Elm Bark in a cup and fill with warm water, not boiling, and let stand thirty minutes - put ice in it and drink it, - just a cupful.

9. Keep up the tonic throughout the period.

10. Do set up better eliminations. When the tonic has been begun, as well as the other properties, do have a colonic irrigation about every ten days. For until we have set up better circulation or created the proper lymph circulation through the alimentary canal especially the jejunum, we will
have these rashes.

11. For the eczema, we would apply Lenoir's Eczema Remedy. This is a liquid. Use a cloth to dab this on the places. This we find, will gradually dry up the eczema, as the conditions through the system are improved.

12. Do these and we will find better conditions for the body.

13. We are through with this reading.



TEXT OF READING 4000-1 F 42
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 28th day of March, 1944, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [4000], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  (Notes read to and transcribed by Jeanette Fitch.)

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
Set between 10:30 to 11:30 A.M.
[Taken] 11:00 to 11:10 A.M. Eastern War Time. ..., Texas.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [4000].

3. As we find, there is somewhat of a complication of disturbances. These arise primarily from a subluxation existing in the upper dorsal areas which in the beginning, or in times back slowed the circulation through the abdominal areas.

4. Thus we have an impoverishment to the alimentary canal, a thickening [thinning?] of the walls of same. This has allowed the circulation to draw from, or through absorption to take from the alimentary canal poisons that find expression in the sympathetic nerve reactions, by the accumulation in the lymph circulation of great splotches - first appearing as pimples and then red, scaly blotches that cause disfigurement, aggravation to the body.

5. Unless there are measures taken for correction, we find that these may bring about disturbances that may become quite aggravating at times.

6. In making corrections we would first give that the body have some eight to ten general osteopathic adjustments with particular reference given to the upper dorsal area, or from the 5th and 6th dorsal upward. We would also align or coordinate the adjustments made in this area with the lumbar and sacral area.

7. We would be mindful of the diet. Keep away from fats in the foods. Have a great deal of fruits and vegetables, and some raw vegetables each day, such as watercress, celery, lettuce, carrots. These may be prepared often in a combination salad or in gelatin, with these ground, scraped or cut very fine.  Vary the manners of preparation. An oil dressing or any good mayonnaise may be used. Have such a salad rather often, at least five to six times during a week.

8. Do use Yellow Saffron tea as helpful properties, prepared in this manner: Put a pinch of Yellow Saffron, (American Saffron) between the thumb and forefinger in a teacup and pour half full of boiling water. Let this stand for thirty minutes, strain and drink. Take this twice each day.

9. Once each day prepare slippery elm, or the ground elm. Put a pinch of this in a glass of water and let stand long enough for the water and the elm to become active together, forming, as it were, an activity in same. This will be easier to take, and it will be preferable, if there is a small
quantity of ice in same.

10. At least once each week do have a massage over the abdomen; from the lower portion of the liver area to the caecum area with an equal combination of Olive Oil (heated) and Tincture of Myrrh. Massage this thoroughly into the whole abdominal area or the lower portion of the jejunum and the colon area.

11. Keep good eliminations, using only vegetable compounds as laxatives or eliminants.

12. Ready for questions.

13. We are through with this reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 3827-1 F ADULT
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the Tutwiler Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama, this 9th day of December, 1922.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Frank E. Mohr, Conductor; Fay Autry, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
7:25 P. M. Birmingham, Ala.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here. Now, we find the abnormal conditions as exist in this body have to do with the elimination, especially, as that shown in the extremities, the body forcing or leaving or there being left by the circulation those elements needed in the system to make the perfect elimination throughout the whole system. By the action of this condition where we find there are the broken tissues or abrasions and that it becomes with its own secretions intermingled with those of extra force to become that which is of a general condition and expressed in individual portions of the body, as here on the hand, you see. The reaction from this condition causes, with the weakened forces in and about the pelvic organs, those that give an excess of the forces in the system, hence becomes a part of a condition.

2. Now, these are the conditions as we find in this body:

3. First, we find the blood deficient in its ability to carry throughout the system, those poisons that should be eliminated and that it, the blood, in loosing its effect over the extremities by the deep hepatic circulation, and with the conditions as exist in the body, it brings at times to the
capillaries those that should be eliminated through the emunctory action as well as the respiratory functioning.  Hence this condition as exists there. Through the blood effect in its circulation we find, with the condition of a strained nervous condition with a blood supply deficient, the body - with its age and action of the circulation through the portions of the pelvic organs that reach those cycles in course - suffers from the condition and brings to the conscious force this condition to its own consciousness, though being a physical condition as well.

4. The nervous forces in the body show the overtaxed condition at times with not sufficient injection into the elemental forces to give the proper incentives to the action of the brain forces in its, the brain's, action over the nerve forces that produce the eliminating functioning organs.

Through the action of the nerve forces as applied to the physical or individual, we find the functioning of most of the organs very good. The effect as produced in the system of leaving these conditions in the capillaries shows the effect of the toxins being eliminated. The functioning of the brain forces with the action of the cerebrospinal, which carries or receives the impressions and are enacted upon by the forces, produce in this system the condition that becomes necessary to remove from those elemental forces.

5. To give the incentives to the system to carry with the effect or to produce, the perfect elimination in this body - and to make the coordinating elements between the eliminating forces and the emunctory forces, or the emunctories and lymphatics together - we would give those elements to act, first, with the circulation that would create the carbonized or revitalized forces in the system to all portions of the body. We would take this into the system in this manner:

6. To one-half gallon of water we would add:

Peruvian Bark.........1 ounce,
Dogwood Bark..........2 ounces,
Sarsaparilla Root.....1 ounce.

This would be steeped or simmered until reduced to one-half pint. Strain and, while warm, add four ounces of cane sugar dissolved in water first and then add two ounces of grain alcohol with three drams of Balsam of Tolu. The dose would be a teaspoonful before each meal.

7. For local conditions on the arms or hands we would apply a lotion made of this:

8. Two ounces of Plantain root and stem in eight ounces of water, reduced until the whole almost jellies, or is a very strong solution. Strain and add sufficient butterfat to make the solution jell or produce a salve formation (this, of course is without the salt and is only the oil from this fat). The application would be made each evening and cleansed of morning, you see.

9. After the medicinal properties are taken in the system we will correct the condition in the pelvic organs, for the action of the stimulants to the blood forces is to act with the organs of the pelvis and to clarify the blood forces, with this solution as used on the hands, see. Do that.

10. (Q) Mr. Cayce, what causes this trouble on the hands?
(A) We have given this. Improper and imperfect eliminations through the whole system.

11. (Q) Mr. Cayce, this body complains of the back aching. What causes this?
(A) The condition as we have described here through the pelvis and hepatic circulation and abrasions. Give all of these in the system and we will remove this.

12. (Q) This body wants to know what causes her eyesight to be bad.
(A) The imperfect eliminations.

13. (Q) When that is corrected will it help the eyesight?
(A) Very foolish, very foolish.

14. (Q) Mr. Cayce, what is the scientific name for this body's condition on the arms and hands?
(A) Cuticle psoriasis, a condition produced in the system whereby the body, through its blood supply, attempts to eliminate the toxins carried in the blood where they are not eliminated through their proper functionings on account of this condition. Names do not mean anything for the condition of this body.

15. We are through.
 



TEXT OF READING 3794-1 F ADULT
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 322 Grafton Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, this 22nd day of September, 1924, in accordance with request made by self - [3794].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Mrs. Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:50 A.M. Dayton Savings Time. ..., Ga.

1. GC: you will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly and tell me the conditions you find at the present time. You will diagnose the case thoroughly, giving the cause of the existing conditions, also the treatments for the cure and relief of the body.

2. EC: Now we find this body is very good throughout, yet there are some disturbances in the body that bring distress to the body, and these conditions that produce this seem to change from time to time, for the effect is the shift from one of the functioning portions of the body to another as the disturbance produces its effect in the system by the change in the cycle of the functioning of organs. The condition has more to do with the eliminations in the body. Hence the system is disturbed through the circulation, blood supply, the circulation lymphatic supply, the circulation in nerve supply and the change in conditions is an effect of the real condition to be met.

3. Now these are conditions as we find them in this body, [3794] we are speaking of. First:

4. IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY, we find this changes from time to time.  We find there are times and conditions when the blood seems overcharged with the drosses or sediments of the system. Again the appearance is as of an overcharged white blood force, with a lack of the red blood to rebuild, and the system apparently then becomes choked or clogged in the capillary circulation, and the system seems to be unable to eliminate, or to assimilate, any properties taken therein. Loss of appetite, suppression of the functioning of the system, easy to take cold. These are merely symptoms of condition under various times.

5. IN THE NERVE SYSTEM, we find the system very good in most conditions, yet there are times when the whole body, apparently, is at high tension when the centers that are affected by the blood conditions show their reaction. These centers especially that show this condition are the 2nd lumbar plexus, the 10th dorsal plexus, the 2nd dorsal plexus, when the body feels the tired achy feeling through the portions of the body that are controlled in its functioning by these plexus centers. In the sympathetic system these become overcharged at times, and the whole body seems to be unable to prevent the over heating of the body, the insomnia that comes at times through these plexuses. All these conditions we find come from a specific condition in the
body.

6. IN THE FUNCTIONING OF THE ORGANS, brain forces and centers very good.

7. Organs of the sensory system show the taxation and strain under which the body labors, though no specific condition other than the strain as produced and the attempt of the physical forces to meet the needs of the functioning organ.  These, as we see, produce full centers about the distributing center to each functioning organs of sensory system from the central plexus in cerebro-spinal and sympathetic connection to same.

8. Throat and lungs, bronchials and larynx very good, save at such times with the overtaxing of the blood supply in the body brings and produces too much of the poisons as are not eliminated properly through the lungs, when there is that depression as comes to the body through this condition, and the easily susceptible condition of congestion and cold bring rather mental distress than a physical condition.

9. Digestive tract not so good as it might be, for the pneumogastric and hypogastric plexus both become involved in the condition as is produced in the small intestinal tract, where we have the seat of the trouble as is produced throughout the whole body, for there we see, with the thinning of the wall of the intestinal tract, poisons or toxins are absorbed in the system. Hence the  condition in circulation, the condition in the functioning of the organs in preventing the proper assimilation, and the proper eliminations, and the emunctories become involved, which overtaxes all hypogastric connections in the hepatic circulation. Hence the taxing of the liver at times, the tendency for the body to suffer from intestinal disturbances.  The kidneys give too much of the functionings, and the acid and the uric forces as is carried back into the system producing these conditions. The taking into the system of properties to keep the portion of the body functioning has assisted, yet only excited the functioning organs and not reached that producing the troubles.

10. To give then the relief necessary to the body, we would take these properties in the system and strengthen by osteopathic manipulation those centers in the cerebro-spinal system that central conditions in the body. That is, the lumbar plexus, the lower dorsal and upper dorsal plexuses, stimulated by osteopathic treatments. Deep manipulation. Taking at the same time these properties in the system:

Tincture of Valerian.................2 ounces,
Fluid Extract Stillingia...........1/2 ounce,
Elixia Calisaya......................3 ounces,
Iodide of Potassium.................20 grains,
Bromide of Potassium................15 grains,
Oil of Pepperment....................3 minims,
Sufficient simple syrup to make.....11 ounces.

11. The dose would be teaspoonful four times each day, before meals and before retiring. Take the osteopathic treatments at the same time as the medicinal properties are being taken.  These should be taken every other day. By the time all of the medicinal properties have been taken there will have been sufficient of the osteopathic treatments to have adjusted the system so that the normal functioning of the body will have been set and corrected.

12. Do that. [3794]
 



TEXT OF READING 3373-1 F 74
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 26th day of November, 1943, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [3373], through her friend, Mrs. [2602], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  (Notes read to and transcribed by Jeanette Fitch.) Harmon Bro.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:10 to 11:20 A. M. Eastern War Time. ..., Conn.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here.

3. There are disturbing conditions which prevent the better physical functioning in this body. These have to do primarily with an intestinal disorder and the lack of proper coordination in the eliminating systems. There are those conditions, then, in the duodenum and through the jejunum where there are the effects as if there were tiny thinned walls, as if the walls of the duodenum had been smoothed rather than the folds that should exist with the gastric flow which should come through these areas at periods of digestion. The results are a disturbance in the blood supply and an irritation in the superficial circulation, so that those areas in the epidermis show eliminations that should be carried through alimentary canal, for these are being eliminated through perspiratory system.

4. These are not true allergies, save the open places that become so irritated, or have the lymph or the pus that forms in same as to get into contact with dust or odors, or any of those things that carry the elements that the body absorbs.

5. These are the sources, then, of these disorders.

6. These press irritatingly, of course, upon the superficial circulation and the general nerve forces of the body. There is a lack of the gastric flows in the body; that is, there is acid even in the lachrymal ducts or the ducts in the mouth, so that the saliva becomes acid. Not when the body is eating but when there is the viewing or smelling of those things to eat, these cause those periods when the saliva becomes sticky, it becomes offensive even to the body, making it spit at times a great deal.

7. In the stomach and the duodenum, then, there is a lacking in the manner in which there is the proper gastric flow of the hydrochloric and the supply of the ducts that supply the gastrics which should be alkalized. The body has taken some very strong medicines at times back that have added to these conditions, causing such disturbances through duodenum and the intestinal tract. This has also left in the colon a great many of those places where the fecal forces are very
badly congested.

8. Then, in making for better conditions of this body:

9. Within a week, but almost seven days apart, have two good colonic irrigations. Begin there first, so that there is no mucus. Two should be sufficient. Three may be better, dependent upon how thoroughly these are given.

10. Then have these properties prepared for the body:

11. In at least two or three glasses of the water taken each day, a few minutes before it is taken, put a pinch of ground elm bark in the glass of water and stir it. Let it begin to become active, not wholly dissolved, and drink it. Don't drink it just dry and have it in patches through the stomach, but prepare it properly and drink at least three glasses of this elm water every day.

12. Also prepare Mullein Tea, which we would begin after the elm water has been taken for about ten days. Use the green Mullein if it can be obtained; otherwise use the dried Mullein. Crumble it, put a teaspoonful in a glass or crock container and pour a pint of boiling water over it. Allow this to stand for thirty minutes, strain, then cool and drink; not necessarily all of it at one time, but in the course of three to four hours after it has been prepared.

13. Then, after this has been taken for at least two weeks, begin with osteopathic adjustments in the 4th lumbar, the upper portion of the 9th and 8th dorsal, 3rd and 4th dorsal and from the 3rd to the 1st cervical. Have at least ten of such treatments.

14. When the osteopathic treatments are begun, start taking Kaldak - a level teaspoonful once each day; this preferably, for this body, taken in V-8 juices. This should be dissolved in a little hot water first and then a small tumbler filled with the V-8 juice.
 
15. Do that.

16. Ready for questions.

17. (Q) Are there any suggestions as to diet?
(A) Normal diet, but stress seafoods and fowl. Little of beef or other meats. Use at least three vegetables that grow above the ground to one that grows under the ground, and we will find better conditions for this body.

18. We are through with this reading.



TEXT OF READING 3112-1 F 49
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office, of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 27th day of July, 1943, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [3112], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., through her mother, Mrs. [3136], recommended by a friend and by the book, THERE IS A RIVER.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
10:45 to 11:00 A.M. Eastern War Time. ..., N. Y.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief for this body. You will answer the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [3112].

3. As we find, there are disturbances that become quite aggravating to this body. These are rather complicated, arising from nerves; that is, deterioration of the connections between sympathetic and cerebrospinal nervous systems causes at times this itching, this irritating condition which arises on portions of the body, and especially at those centers where there are the emunctory patches - as under the arm, where there are the mammary ducts and the connections with same; in the groin or crotch, where this same form of irritation is radiated to the various parts of the body, causing great reactions at times.

4. These come from a combination of sources. For, in some time back, the effects of intestinal "flu" have thinned the walls of the jejunum, and the activities there cause an irritation that affects the perspiratory glands - or those between the outer and the inner layers of skin. At times these come not only from excitement to the body but from any overexertion, or from cold or heat. Any of these will cause this same reaction.

5. This, then, sets up the attempt of the body to create the balanced circulation, so that the irritation becomes the greater in the emunctory patches especially.

6. We find that this is not a form of condition which at times comes from the blood, but - as indicated - it does have to do with the lymph flow AND the nerve activity.

7. Thus, we find that those administrations for help here will require radial activity, or radiation to the body, as well as internal activities that may aid in producing a better coordination between sympathetic and cerebrospinal activities, especially in the centers where the emunctory glands or patches are the more active.

8. Hence, we would begin taking internally once each day, preferably just before retiring, a cup of Saffron Tea. Put a pinch of the American Saffron in a cup of boiling water, or put it in the cup and pour boiling water over it and allow to stand for thirty minutes (covered during that period, of course). Then strain, cool, and drink. Use a good pinch of the Saffron, you see, between the thumb and the forefinger, to the cup of boiling water. Make this fresh each time. The activity of this upon the gastric flow of the stomach and duodenum and through the alimentary canal will tend to allay, and to work with the activities that supply the mucous membrane flow along the canal itself, thus aiding the body.

9. Also we would have the very low electrical treatments with the strong Wet Cell Appliance, used in the same order as the Radio-Active Appliance; that is, the Wet Cell - not the Dry Cell, for this should be the static electrical force - should be attached in the same manner as the Radio-Active is ordinarily used. But make the double strength charge, and have both plates of nickel; one would be attached to the wrist, the other to the opposite ankle, and so on. Make the attachment daily for twenty minutes; preferably in the evening, just after or just before taking the Saffron Tea.

10. Each evening when the Appliance is disconnected (and be sure to clean or polish the attachment plates each time before and after using), - massage the body with a combination of four ounces of Peanut Oil and one ounce of Olive Oil; especially in the cerebrospinal centers and across the sacral, the end of the spine, the feet, and then up the limbs, including the crotch and the area where the disturbances arise. Massage what the body will absorb of these oils, each time.

11. In the diet, - keep away from starches, sweets, and carbonated drinks of ANY character, or any of the drinks made from hops or of such natures.

12. Then keep the regular diet, but increase the amount of sea foods. Keep away from too much fats.

13. Do these, and we should find much better conditions for this body.

14. Ready for questions.
 
15. (Q) What causes the cough, and what will relieve it?
(A) The massage, and the ability of setting up better eliminations, should reduce those tendencies for the irritation to the mucous membranes of the lung forces, or to the trachea and bronchi. The massages should relieve the body.

16. (Q) The bad color of skin for several days at a time?
(A) The poor circulation, as indicated.  Follow those things suggested.

17. We are through with this Reading.



TEXT OF READING 3081-4 F 29
This psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 22nd day of April, 1944, in accordance with request made by the [3081], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
Set between 10:30 and 11:30 A. M. Eastern War Time. ..., Md.

1. GC: You will give the physical condition of this body at the present time, with further suggestions for corrective measures; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have had this body before.

3. As we find, conditions have not developed as satisfactorily as they should with this body. There have been periods when the body has improved and then, with not the proper precautions as to diet or activities, the body has the troubles with the headaches, the conditions that have arisen through the system apparently return.

4. Ready for questions.

5. (Q) What is causing the pimples on my face to become worse and what can possibly be done to clear this up entirely?
(A) Lack of proper eliminations. Have prepared these properties to be taken internally:

Sulphur...............1 tablespoonful,
Cream of Tartar.......1 tablespoonful,
Rochelle Salts........1 tablespoonful.

    Mix these thoroughly together, as with mortar and pestle, so that each mineral content of the properties becomes combined.  Then each morning before breakfast take a level teaspoonful
of the mixture, either dry or in water. Take this for five days in succession, then leave off for a week and take again, and so on until the whole quantity has been taken - and even a second quantity may be prepared and taken. This as we find should be sufficient, if the massages or the osteopathic corrections are given properly. These given as stimulations and not towards the relaxing or eliminating are more of a disadvantage than an advantage to the body. Have these given properly.  Throughout the period that the Sulphur mixture is being taken, be careful that the body does not get damp or the feet wet, or get caught in the rain, or the like, for this would be very harmful. Do not go in bathing while these properties are working through the system. Not that the body shouldn't take a bath, but do not get damp or wet or let the body remain damp.

6. (Q) What caused me to have such terrible pains in my head while taking treatments from the osteopath?
(A) Because of the nature of the treatment! These should be relaxing, NOT stimulating! They are to set up drainages, not to increase the congestions! Until there are better eliminations the body will still have disturbance.  For the areas where there are the disturbances from superfluous hair, we would use an ointment that may be prepared in this manner:

Cocoa Butter..............3 drams,
Calomel...................2 grains,
Epsom Salts..............20 grains.

    Mix these thoroughly, as with mortar and pestle. Massage this mixture gently in the areas and after leaving on for fifteen to twenty minutes, rub off. This used as an ointment will remove hair without injury to the body. To be sure, calomel has mercury in it, and this is a poison, but with this combination and in this quantity there is not sufficient for a body to absorb enough to become detrimental to the body-forces.
    After this is used, as the base for a better skin condition use the Genuine Black and White Cream. Do not shave off, do not attempt to bleach or dye, but use this mixture in the manner indicated.

7. (Q) Were any corrections necessary to be made by the osteopath?
(A) Not corrections - the relaxing treatments should be given, not trying to make adjustments.

8. We are through with this Reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 3081-3 F 28
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 20th day of November, 1943, in accordance with request made by the self - Miss [3081], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Sten.  (Notes read to and transcribed by Jeanette Fitch.)

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
4:15 to 4:25 P. M. Eastern War Time. ..., Md.

1. GC: You will give the physical condition of this body at the present time, with suggestions for further corrective measures, answering the questions as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, here we find conditions changed somewhat from those as we have had before here. While the entity in many ways has followed those suggestions indicated and has not gotten
results, most of the disturbances are from the lack of the proper administrations of those manipulations suggested for the body. At periods these have been administered fairly well, but soon the one administering same has turned to his own way - which has brought upsetting conditions, and the more this upsetting, the more aggravated has become the body, [3081].

3. Unless there is the change to all of those suggestions that have been indicated, and the changing to the administration in the way and manner given, we won't get much results.

4. But there are those from whom the body may obtain those very corrections needed. Then, we would give, do all those suggestions over again as given - and we will find help.

5. Ready for questions.

6. (Q) Has the compound been properly prepared and is it being taken correctly?
(A) The compound has been very well prepared. These properties have been taken correctly at times, and then the body has neglected it at times.  We would do those things thoroughly as indicated. Change the one making the administrations.

7. (Q) I have been unable for the past month to get any more raw milk to be taken with Acigest. Could you suggest a substitute that I could take that would benefit me as much as the raw milk and Acigest?
(A) You can get raw milk now if you will make the attempt.  It is not too far away, either! Get it where they milk the cow here - see, they are only a short distance away!

8. (Q) What is still causing my face and neck to break out in pimples and what can be done to cure this completely?
(A) These will disappear if the corrections are made properly and the eliminations are kept well. We would use the Black and white cleansing creams.

9. (Q) What is causing superfluous hair to grow on my face and what can I do to remove the hair permanently?
(A) This is just a part of the body's own consciousness that it is meeting, or karmic conditions. But if those things are used properly as indicated, this should disappear.

10. We are through with this reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 3081-2 F 28
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 31st day of August, 1943, in accordance with request made by the self - Miss [3081], Associate Member of the Ass'n of the Research and Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  (Notes read to and transcribed by Jeanette Fitch.)

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:45 to 3:55 P. M. Eastern War Time. ..., Maryland.

1. GC: You will answer the questions regarding this body as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [3081].

3. Ready for questions.

4. (Q) My face and neck are still breaking out in pimples.  What can be done to clear this up entirely?
(A) There should be more consistency in following those suggestions indicated. For, the osteopathic manipulations to be made were to set up drainages not to stimulate circulation. Also we would take internally to set up better drainages a compound prepared in this manner:

Sulphur.....................1 level tablespoonful,
Rochelle Salts..............1 level tablespoonful,
Cream of Tartar.............1 level tablespoonful.

    Mix these thoroughly together; this means with mortar and pestle.  Take a half a teaspoonful of this mixture in a glass of water each morning before any meal is taken. Keep this up until the whole quantity has been used.  Keep up the rest of those suggestions indicated.  The adjustments may be made. But do not give stimulating treatments; give light relaxing treatments - and it will be better for the body.

5. (Q) Is milk good for me?
(A) As the body doesn't like milk, drink those compounds - or malted milk would be better for the body.
 
6. (Q) What is causing my eyes to hurt and smart at times?
(A) If the stimulations are left off and the relaxations are given, we will have less trouble with these, this comes from conditions resulting from pressure of irritation from the kidney areas.

7. (Q) What causes me to belch so much at times and have gas in stomach?
(A) These will be eliminated when the eliminations are set up.

8. (Q) My hair is getting very thin and beginning to turn gray.  What can be done to correct this?
(A) Use vaseline as a massage in the hair; cleansing with a tar soap.  If you will do these, we will find better conditions for this body of [3081].

9. We are through with this reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 3081-1 F 28
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 3rd day of July, 1943, in accordance with request made by the self - Miss [3081], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., recommended by the book, THERE IS A RIVER, and sister, Mrs. [3074].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:50 to 4:05 P.M. Eastern War Time. ..., Maryland.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [3081].

3. As we find, there are disturbing conditions and these are producing tendencies that may be corrected in the present; though allowed to remain they may build such disturbances later as to become much harder to deal with.

4. These, we find, are primarily the effects of inflammation.

5. Then, these are conditions as we find them with this body, [3081] we are speaking of:

6. In some times back there were the effects of flu, or influenza, that settled in the activity of alimentary canal. These have produced weaknesses, and the lack of proper assimilation or digestion.

7. This has reduced the elements that produce a balance between the circulations through the alimentary canal.

8. Hence there is caused a thinning of the walls of the jejunum.  And this inflammation causes the tendency for the secretions that, not being eliminated through the regular channels, produce a rash that at times becomes very aggravating.

9. This causes a nervous disturbance, and has brought about - in the organs of the pelvis - a form of leukorrhea that becomes very aggravating at times.

10. These, as we find, are the sources of the inflammation.
 
11. The conditions in the nerve system cause irritation in ganglia along the cerebrospinal system. This is particularly indicated in the 5th and 6th dorsal, in the 3rd the 4th dorsal, and in the 3rd and 4th cervical.

12. With these general disturbances, at times we find things that ordinarily agree with the body - or that once agreed with the body, disagrees at times in the present; such as certain fruits, as well as cakes or pastries, as well as certain combinations of starches. All of these are rather of a
general nature, but are producing specific disorders that are being indicated.

13. As we find, these we would do - and we will find relief, if these are used consistently; not too often, but at periods when there are the upsettings:

14. First, we would give that there be at least six to eight GENERAL relaxing treatments osteopathically.

15. When there have been at least three or four of the relaxing treatments osteopathically, have a very mild Fume Bath; using Witchhazel in the Fumes, to relieve the tensions in the body. This should be given along with the thorough hydrotherapy treatment, see? that is, the Fume Bath, the hot and cold showers, and a thorough rubdown. We would do this occasionally, beginning when there have been the first few osteopathic treatments.

16. Begin taking daily, almost - or about five times between Sunday and Sunday, or the like - the Yellow Saffron Tea.  Put about a pinch of the American Saffron, between thumb and forefinger, in a cup and fill with boiling water. Let this steep for about twenty minutes, and then cool, strain and the like. This would be the manner of preparation. Make it fresh each time, you see.

17. Occasionally - about once a week, except during the Periods, of course - but once a week before and after the Periods - we would use a douche with Glyco-Thymoline in the water. Have
the water body temperature, and use about a tablespoonful of the Glyco-Thymoline to the quart of water injected. Use only the Fountain Syringe for such douches. These will relax, and keep the irritations from disturbing the body so much.

18. On parts of the body where there are the irritations, apply the D.D.D. Prescription, preferably the Cream. Use this sparingly, but when necessary.

19. At least three times each week we would take a teaspoonful of ACIGEST stirred in a glass of raw milk, preferably of evening.

20. Also on the same days the Acigest is taken, we would thinly spread a whole wheat cracker with CALCIOS and eat.

21. Use the Black and White Creams for face, for hands, for body.  These will keep the irritations from making the openings, or large pores.

22. In the diet, - beware of bananas or raw apples. Cooked apples may be taken, and other fruit cooked is preferable to being taken raw.

23. Beware also of small fruits, such as berries.

24. Do take fish and fowl mostly as the meat, if meat is taken at all.

25. Vegetables, and vegetable soups are very good for the body.  Water cress especially, as in a salad, with celery, lettuce and tomatoes, may be taken together and would be well.

26. Of course, these are not all the foods to be taken, but take these at times.

27. Beware of white bread, or spaghetti or macaroni, or the like. Take these rather sparingly, also partake of sweets sparingly. But chocolate may be taken at times.

28. The only soft drink to be taken would be Coca-Cola. This is helpful in the condition through the kidneys, and in the circulation between liver and kidneys.

29. These do, and we will find better conditions for this body, [3081].

30. Ready for questions.

31. (Q) If I marry will my health be affected and how?
(A) That might depend most upon who the body marries, or those relationships, and the character of relationships as might be established in same. The normal reactions may be expected, but not a harmful effect to the health of the body.

32. We are through with this reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 3032-1 F 35 (Floral Decorator)
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 7th day of June, 1943, in accordance with request made by the self - Miss [3032], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research and Enlightenment, Inc., recommended by the book, THERE IS A RIVER.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:00 to 11:15 A.M. Eastern War Time. New York City.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [3032].

3. As we find, there are conditions that become rather aggravating to the body at times. These, we find, are from an unbalancing of the eliminations through their proper channels, produced by thinning of the walls in the intestinal system.

4. Thus the activities of the lymph and emunctory circulations through these portions carry that humor into the lymph circulation, which causes that irritation to the skin called psoriasis.

5. We find that this may be materially aided. As it has become a constitutional disturbance, this will require time, until there is the toning up or the setting of the activity of the system in such a manner as to allay the conditions produced, and correct the SOURCES of these disturbances through the body.

6. The colon also, we find, is tending toward an engorgement or plethora; thus forming portions in same where prolapsus and the lack of proper eliminations through these channels are gradually becoming more and more a part of the disorder.

7. As we find, we would first begin with a specific form of hydrotherapy. So far as the colon is concerned, this should be corrected in a little while.

8. Have these hydrotherapy treatments eighteen days apart.  First there should be the colonic irrigation. Be careful in giving the first colonics that there is used the solutions to prevent weakening the body; that is, not just plain water, but in the first two waters, especially, put a level teaspoonful of table salt and half a teaspoonful of baking soda to each half gallon of water to be injected - and have the water near body temperature. In the last rinse water, put a tablespoonful of Glyco-Thymoline as the intestinal antiseptic.

9. Following the colonic there should be given, preferably, the hot and cold showers, or needle showers.

10. Then have a thorough rubdown.

11. Have at least two of these hydrotherapy treatments, given in this specific manner, see?

12. Then, after the second one - not before - we would begin taking each day a cup of Saffron Tea (American Saffron).  This would be made fresh daily. Put just a pinch of the Saffron, between the thumb and forefinger, in a cup and pour boiling water over same. Let it steep for twenty to thirty minutes. Strain, and drink the whole quantity.

13. Also at the same time begin taking, following the heavier meal of the day, half a teaspoonful of Milk of Bismuth stirred in a glass of water, with ten drops of Elixir of Lactated Pepsin in same.

14. After a period of some twenty days of taking the Bismuth in this manner, it may be necessary to have another colonic irrigation.

15. Keep up the Saffron, after that, for at least a period of three to four months; not quite so often then, but about three times a week, the Milk of Bismuth and the Pepsin.

16. At the end of three months, begin using the Violet Ray - hand machine, bulb applicator - about a minute each evening when ready to retire. Give this to self, preferably, and do this for some two to three weeks. This should be applied along the whole length of the spine - come away from the head to the center of the spine, and then go from the end of the spine - or preferably from the soles of the feet - up to the 9th dorsal; downward to and up to the 9th dorsal, see, but not more than a minute at the time.

17. Then start at the beginning and repeat all of these things suggested, throughout.

18. After the first twenty to thirty days there should be found some relief, but keep up the rest of these - if the sources and the effects are to be eliminated from the body.

19. As to other general conditions through the body, most all of these will be aided by the applications. For the general system will be built up.

20. Do these, and we will make better conditions for the body.

21. In the matter of diet, - beware of too much fats or greases at any time. Do include a great deal of seafoods of every character in the diet.

22. Have plenty of the leafy rather than pod or tuberous vegetables.

23. Eat plenty of fruit, whole grain cereals.

24. And do take the artichoke - both kinds - once or twice each week.

25. Ready for questions.

26. Ready for questions. [EC repeated.]

27. We are through with this reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 2884-3 F 11
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 105th Street & Ocean, Virginia Beach, Va., this 27th day of November, 1931, in accordance with request made by her mother, Mrs. [5423], Association Member.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. L. B. Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. New York City.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body and those conditions surrounding same here, [2884]; this we have had before.

2. Now, as we find, while the conditions that exist are such that might bring some uneasiness, yet they are such as should not be alarming; for while there is apparently same return of old disorders, yet - will there be the proper precautions taken - these may be, as we find, ELIMINATED from the system.

3. The conditions of the system where blood supply is incapacitated, or the anemia that has existed, is apparent; yet there are changes in the assimilating system that are beneficial.

4. These conditions, as we find, exist:

5. There has for so long a time remained that condition wherein the muco-membranes of the digestive system, and of the intestinal tract even proper - or the walls, are thinned by this impoverishment. Hence a tendency for the lymph and the muco-membranes to pick up, through these small orifices - and through the improper eliminations of the poisons, and create in the lymph and emunctory circulation those as of the rash, or abrasions, as occur on portions of the system; the body attempting to eliminate poisons, yet when the body is impoverished, so that these would not occur, the whole general system suffers under same, and - as the condition is seen - the system has just been a little too much overloaded, so that the digestive and assimilating juices, or assimilating system, are not able to take care of the conditions in a NORMAL way and manner.

6. It would be well, then, to cut down on NOT the quality, but on the QUANTITY of the diets for the body; for these, as we find, WILL assimilate - will there be given the proper incentives with the digestive system, see?

7. We would prepare, then, as this: Following each meal we would take 3 to 8 drops of lactated pepsin, in water. We would each evening take a small quantity of Milk of Magnesia, Milk of Bismuth - alternate them; not more than a teaspoonful should be the dose, unless there is a tendency for constipation to come - see? then this may be increased. We would also prepare to be taken of mornings, that of Yellow Saffron tea. This should be steeped, not too strong, but about a teaspoonful to the pint of water and allowed to brew or steep as tea - see? This may be kept or set aside, strained and set aside in a cool place, and should last for 2 to 3 days, taking a tablespoonful of same in a glass, or half a glass, of water - of mornings, see? after the cereal or fruit has been taken.

8. We also will find that occasionally camomile tea, made in the same way and manner - this used instead of the Saffron, will enable the system - with these being kept in the line as has been outlined - to create more of a muco-membrane in the stomach and intestinal system, see? and keep up those rubs as given for the limbs, and we will find changes coming about, betterments for the body.

9. These conditions of rash will come and go until the system has adjusted itself. Do not become over alarmed, unless these become in the form of patches, that would become very red, or breaking of skin. Ready for questions.

10. (Q) Any local application that should be applied?
(A) Preferably not to apply too much local applications, unless these are DUSTED with those of starch with that of the zinc in same, as is for a rash or the like - see?

11. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 2823-2 F 33
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 5th day of June, 1943, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [2823], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mrs. [2823], Mrs. [2390], and Viola Bech.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:55 to 4:25 P. M. Eastern War Time. ..., Virginia.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [2823].

3. As we find, there are conditions that prevent the better physical functioning of the body. These are rather insidious in their nature, and involve the activity of the entire circulation - both as related to the superficial and the central nervous system in combination with same.

4. These, then, are the conditions as we find them with this body, [2823] we are speaking of, present in this room:

5. First, in the blood supply there are those conditions existent in which there is produced incoordination in the channels of elimination. Thus there are irritations in the superficial circulation, and poisons eliminated there, that should be eliminated through other channels. These began with those conditions which existed through the periods of gestation. Thus they will be something not easily dealt with, though may be materially aided. But then there will be the tendencies - until there is an entire change, or requiring a full cycle for the completion of the elimination of the disturbance from the system.

6. Thus there will be required a great deal of patience and persistence on the part of the body, if these forces are to be entirely eradicated from the body-activities.

7. The changes that bring about these irritations are from conditions which have existed, and these vary according to certain chemical changes that are wrought in the system - the perforations, or tendencies for the circulation through  the jejunum to absorb from the body those impurities which, carried in the lymph and the emunctory circulation, produce those irritations which occur in portions of the circulation.

8. Thus we find the tendencies for the involvement, naturally, in the nerve forces also of the system. This is evident especially in the attitudes at times in the body-forces.  For, with the activity being in the superficial and sympathetic nerve forces of the body, and the superficial circulation of blood as well as nerve supply, this causes the centers along the spine to become more irritated, or aggravated. And the body - as it has experienced, if it will analyze itself - suddenly has unusual, or - to others - very peculiar ideas about things, and immediately they are gone, as well as - having once arisen - again recur, time and again.

9. In the activity of the circulation this produces or carries a humor in the blood. For, with this being carried in the circulation in the manner, there is the lack of those restraining forces that are carried on in elimination channels, both in the liver and in the kidneys themselves. So, these each at times have their disturbance in the body.

10. These are the activities which produce this disturbance through the system.

11. In making applications for helpful forces, first we would prepare a tonic. Purchase these ingredients yourself and prepare it!

12. To a gallon of Distilled or Rain Water, add - IN THE ORDER NAMED:

Yellow Dock Root..........1 ounce,
Burdock Root............1/2 ounce,
Buchu Leaves.............20 grains,
Cincho Bark...............5 grains, (or, if the ground Cincho Bark is used...that is, Quinine.................1/2 or 1 grain),
Podophyllin (or Mandrake Root - the Podophyllin is more easily obtained).....1 grain,
Elder Flower..............4 ounces.

    Put these in an enamel container, with an enamel or glass cover on same, and boil together. After it comes to a boil, let it boil for twenty minutes, stirring most of the time.  Let it cool, and then add to this:

Grain Alcohol (in which 1 dram Balsam of Tolu has been cut)..............2 ounces.

13. Take a teaspoonful twice each day, before the morning meal and before retiring. This, to be sure, is to be drained or filtered when it is first prepared, see?

14. This will purify the system. Though producing an irritation, the first few weeks, it will gradually aid the body in SO MANY of those disturbing forces throughout.

15. On the irritated areas of the body use Carbolated Vaseline, this merely to keep the areas soft. This we would apply preferably of evening, when a gauze may be put over same to prevent the soiling of linens.

16. Do take, also, a tea prepared from the Mullein leaves and the Mullein flower, half and half of same - a pint of each; this in measure, not in weight; and this put in a quart of water and let it steep - not boil - but almost boil. Strain, and then add one ounce of grain alcohol as a preservative. But even then keep this in a cool place. Take a teaspoonful of this once each day.

17. Also we would take about an ounce of Saffron Tea about two to three times each week - this prepared as regular tea would be.

18. Do take a good eliminant, at least sufficiently often to keep the system cleansed; preferably such as Senna Tea - made from Senna Pods or Senna Leaves.

19. Apply the very low electrical forces to the body to change the vibrations of the body; this with the violet ray (hand machine, bulb applicator). This NEVER over the irritated areas, but preferably along the spine and over the liver and the spleen area, or around the diaphragm area.

20. In the diet, - beware of too much starches. Do not overeat of fats of any character. Also sweets are bad. Preferably use honey or saccharin as the sweets.

21. Use whole grain, or whole grain breads rather than the purified or white breads.

22. Never take any starches in combination with cheeses or the like, though these separately may be taken in moderation.

23. Have plenty of fruits and vegetables.

24. Do include beets and beet tops often in the diet, but NEVER with vinegar or any acid in same.

25. Do these, and we will gradually find helpful conditions.

26. Ready for questions.
 
27. (Q) How can the eyesight be improved or corrected?
(A) This will be benefited a great deal by the general tonic, but the head and neck exercises will also be very helpful to the body. And don't strain the eyes! Use the glasses more.

28. (Q) What causes the frequent severe headaches, and how can this cause be removed?
(A) These arise primarily from the disturbance through the alimentary canal; and as the purifying of the system is aided, and the general physical health improved, these should disappear.

29. (Q) Are the glands functioning properly?
(A) Glands are very good so far as these are concerned - as glands.

30. (Q) In what manner can the hot flashes and heart palpitation be overcome?
(A) By the taking of those properties indicated. All of these have been indicated in the tonic for the general health, for this will stimulate activity of organs as related one to another through the general system, or through the glands and especially the emunctory activity.

31. (Q) What physical and mental exercises will be beneficial?
(A) Of course, a meditation is well always; for the mental attitude has much to do with the general physical forces.  As for the physical exercises, walking is the best of any exercise - and swimming, now for the next three to four months.

32. (Q) How can the body best find mental and physical relaxation?
(A) Make up the mind to seek it, and be it!

33. (Q) What treatment should be followed for hemorrhoids?
(A) The best is to treat the general condition as indicated.  But the best for the specific condition of hemorrhoids is the exercise, and if this is taken regularly these will disappear - of themselves! Twice each day, of morning and evening - and this doesn't mean with many clothes on! Rise on the toes, at the same time raising the arms; then bend forward, letting the hands go toward the floor. Do this three times of morning and three times of evening. But don't do it two or three times and then quit! Or don't do it three to four times a week and then quit, but do it regularly! Be regular with it, each day!

34. (Q) What other conditions in this body should be corrected, and in what manner?
(A) As indicated. Do these, and we will build a general condition that will correct most of the irregularities that are a part of the general condition. For, the therapeutic reaction of these properties in the system, if prepared properly, is just as indicated. And we will find the body feeling quite different by the time the full quantity has been taken! Take it all, and then after resting from it for at least a month, make up another quantity and take it again.

35. (Q) Any other advice?
(A) Keep the purpose right - creative, ever; judging no one, but keeping self in that attunement to Creative Forces.

36. We are through for the present.



TEXT OF READING 2491-5 F 70
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 5th day of June, 1942, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [2491], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., through Miss Esther Wynne.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Esther Wynne, Mae Verhoeven and Burlynn Davis.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:50 to 4:00 P.M. Eastern War Time. ..., Virginia.

1. GC: You will give the physical condition of this body at the present time, with suggestions for further corrective measures; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes.

3. Conditions haven't changed such a great deal. Some are bettered, some are not so well.

4. The body becomes so easily discouraged that there comes those attitudes which cause the body to feel, and then act, "Well, it don't make much difference."

5. As we find, - we would keep those things that have been suggested; especially as to the vibrations of the electrical forces, the rubs.

6. But we would have now, in the first six weeks, at least two hydrotherapy or colonic cleansings; and then about once each six weeks. These will aid in allowing the system to purify itself better.

7. These we would do.

8. Ready for questions.

9. (Q) Why does the psoriasis appear worse?
(A) The toxic conditions and perforations are worse, through the lack of adherence in diet. Hence the purifying of the colon should aid the more.

10. (Q) Why is the trembling no better, and how can it be helped?
(A) There has not been removed as yet the cross connections, or pressures, that cause the trembling; or there has not been sufficient aid to the nerve forces to steady same - or to produce coordination.

11. (Q) How long should the Gold Solution be used before it is changed?
(A) Whenever there is the showing of the precipitation. As to how quickly it precipitates depends upon whether the connections are left in the solution, and as to the strength of the charge through which it passes. Ordinarily, it should be changed very fifteen days.

12. (Q) Has the attachment of the Appliance been correct?
(A) The applications so far as the Appliance is concerned have been very good.

13. (Q) Please designate the exact place of the lumbar axis.
(A) It's the 4th lumbar.

14. (Q) Should I have more osteopathic adjustments?
(A) These might come a little later, - not until after more of the mucous has been relieved or taken from the system - through the colon.

15. (Q) Is the disease advancing?
(A) Rather at a standstill. Some phases of it show advances.

16. (Q) What causes the muscles to appear to be getting shorter?
(A) Lack of elasticity in nerve energy to allow their stretching or strengthening.

17. (Q) Why do I lose my strength so quickly?
(A) Lack of the energies to supply same. Portions of those deficiencies caused the first activity through the excretory functionings in the liver, that cut off the supply of same to the system.

18. (Q) Is there any tonic or vitamin tablet that would help me?
(A) The B-Complex tablets would help the body, but with the body's attitude it might come to depend on these wholly. But these would help, as a tonic.

19. (Q) Are the walls of the intestines being built up to any degree?
(A) The upper intestines are bettered. Those in the colon are not so good in the present.

20. (Q) Is there any specific cause for the seeming lack of improvement?
(A) As just indicated, the lack of the vital energies being stimulated to the better normalcy in the body.

21. (Q) Any other advice?
(A) These are serious conditions to be dealt with. These require persistence and consistence. And KNOWthat all healing must come through expectation, and through the attuning of creative forces for improvement - and not misjudging or deterioration.

22. We are through with this Reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 2491-1 F 69
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 24th day of April, 1941, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [2491], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., recommended by Mrs. [667] and Mrs. [2007]'s son.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  [2491] and her sister and niece.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:30 to 4:00 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Virginia.

1. GC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body. You will answer the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [2491].

3. Now, as we find, there are disturbing conditions as prevent the better physical functioning through this body.

4. In the present these have become rather a complication of disturbances. These in the beginning came from the seepage in the walls of the circulation itself; and without the means used of the absorption, there has been produced or brought about the conditions existent in the present.

5. We find that these may be materially aided, with consistency and persistency. Not normal conditions may be brought, but they may be materially aided so that the activities of the body physically and mentally may manifest much more in this material plane.

6. These, then, are the conditions as we find them with this body, [2491] we are speaking of, present in this room:

7. The blood supply in the beginning was the source or cause of the disturbance, owing to the lack of sufficient elements to induce or produce the proper coagulations through the circulatory forces. Thus there became the thinned walls in portions of the body, that with the violent exercises caused the first disturbance.

8. In the present we find low vitality in the blood supply, owing to the inability of the proper  assimilations through the system.

9. Thus the form of anemia that is presented arises from that lack in the lymph and the emunctory circulation, owing to the necessity there has been for the use of sedatives and hypnotics - that have kept this portion of the circulation in abeyance.

10. The sedatives may be gradually lessened, but certainly should not be suddenly changed.

11. In the nervous system we find a source and a cause of the present agitans disturbance, or the inability of the coordination between the central nervous system and the sympathetic.

12. To be sure, this is indicated more in the locomotory centers - the lumbar as well as, more specifically, the brachial area - or in the upper centers of locomotion.

13. While it is indicated mostly here, we find that there are other centers also indicating the lack of this coordination - through the general portions of the body; especially as related to those disturbances for the assimilating and eliminating system.

14. Hence in the eliminating there is caused a great deal of toxic conditions, that at times become most aggravating to the body - making it necessary for the use of properties that only add to the confusion in the system's adjusting itself to the conditions necessary for the betterment of
the body.

15. We find in the activities of the organs themselves that the brain forces are very good. Reflexes are not at all times good, owing to the inability of coordinating the cerebro-spinal or the central and the sympathetic nerve forces of the body.

16. These react, then, so that the organs of the sensory forces become at times acute, at other times they become involved; as in the vision, the hearing, the taste, the ability to centralize or locate the individual activities through the body. These effects may all be existent at once, or they may change and only one of these centers be involved at the time.

17. The throat, bronchi, lungs and larynx, naturally are under the stress because of the anemia and the effects to portions of the circulation. These are not normal, yet they are not involved other than sympathetically in the general disturbance.

18. Heart's activity is very good, considering the conditions under which the body has necessarily labored at times. It is not normal, yet very good in its reaction.

19. Digestive system is very much upset at times; as is the ability of the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, to function with the assimilating system; or the gastric flows become disturbed at times.

20. In the activities throughout the body pressures exist in certain areas, as we have indicated.

21. These as we find should first be taken into consideration, and make those additions and stimulations to portions of the body so that there may be added to the body that which is lacking, in order to cause a nearer normal balance.

22. First, then, we would begin with these applications:

23. Each evening when ready to retire, have - for at least twenty to thirty minutes - a gentle massage and rubdown along the whole of the cerebrospinal system, using Peanut Oil. Massage in a circular motion along both sides of the spinal system, first one side and then the other. Let the body absorb all of this oil that it will absorb. Do not hurry through the massage. Let the one making the application take the time to give it. Pour the oil into a saucer, and dipping the fingers in same massage thoroughly but gently, in a circular motion, from the base of the brain to the central portion of the spine. Then massage from the end of the spine, across the lumbar and sacral area, upward to the central portion - or at the 9th dorsal - on either side, thoroughly. Take twenty to thirty minutes to do this.

24. After the massage, apply the electrically driven vibrator, using the Sponge Applicator. This should be done thoroughly and gently, for at least twenty minutes. This would also be given in a circular motion, but more on the spine than on either side of the spine. Then it would be given across the diaphragm area, and then let it be given on either side, especially.

25. The body may be sponged off after this, if so desired, along the areas here the applications have been made.

26. Also apply twice each week the low electrical vibrations of the Wet Cell Appliance, carrying the Gold in one treatment and Atomidine in the next treatment. These we would give on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for thirty minutes.

27. The Gold Solution would be used in the proportions of one grain to each ounce of Distilled Water (and use at least four or five ounces). Attach the small copper plate to the brachial center, or the 3rd and 4th dorsal center, and the larger nickel plate through which the Gold Solution passes vibratorially would be attached to the umbilical and lacteal duct plexus. This attachment would be made on Tuesdays, you see, for thirty minutes.

28. The Atomidine would be used in the proportions of one ounce of Atomidine to one ounce of Distilled Water (and use at least four or five ounces of the solution, you see). Attach the small copper plate to the lumbar axis, and the larger nickel plate - through which the Atomidine Solution passes vibratorially - to the umbilical and lacteal duct plexus.  This attachment would be made on Thursdays, you see, for thirty minutes.

29. Alternate these in the manners indicated, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday, each week.

30. Do not leave off the sedatives that have been taken, when they are necessary; but as the body responds these may be cut down as to quantity, and other things may be suggested to be taken internally.

31. As to the diet, - we find that a great deal of the effects that may be created in the system will have to do with the diet, or be according to the consistency of the body in its diet.

32. Mornings - have cereals OR citrus fruits. Do not have both at the same meal. The yolk of eggs may be taken, though do not take the egg whites - however these are prepared.

33. Do not take fried foods; but have all of the fish that the body may well take. Don't take same until it is abhorrent to the body, but fish is beneficial - prepared in the various ways or manners. All sea foods are well for the body, that the body can or will assimilate.

34. Foods that are yellow in color should be plentiful in the diet; carrots - both raw and cooked; squash - the yellow neck; yellow peaches; yellow corn. All of these are well, that carry the Vitamin B-1. It will be better to take the vitamins in these foods than to take them alone.

35. But DO take Knox Gelatin in its various forms, as prepared in foods AND alone. Take some each day.

36. Do all of these for a period of thirty days, and then we will give the further instructions. We will find changes and beneficial results from these.

37. Ready for questions.

38. (Q) What should be done to correct acid condition of mouth?
(A) As indicated, changing the foods to those things not so acid will bring bettered conditions gradually. For the specific conditions in the present, it would be well to take each morning before breakfast a teaspoonful of Upjohn's Citrocarbonate in a glass of water. Do this until the
condition clears up.

39. (Q) What causes and what should be done for psoriasis?
(A) As just indicated, the preparing and taking into the system of those properties that will aid in CORRECTING these nerve tensions, as produced by lack of the vital forces to produce the proper reactions.

40. (Q) What should be done for the nervous condition, for which I have been taking ammonium pills, which don't help much?
(A) Continue to take the pills, but gradually reduce the quantity - as there are the effects upon the body of those things given here.  Do these things as we have outlined.

41. (Q) What should be done for the stiff joints?
(A) All that is suggested to be applied will be an aid for these; but it will also be helpful to massage the Peanut Oil over the joints, the limbs, the arms, - especially the under portions, or in the pit, and under the knees, see?  Do these; being persistent and consistent. And keep the
mental attitude toward a better and a more creative influence.

42. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 2455-3 F 28
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 25th day of September, 1941, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [2455], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Mrs. [2455] and Anna B. Bevan.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:30 to 3:45 P. M. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. ..., Va.

1. GC: You will give the physical condition of this body at the present time, with suggestions for further corrective measures; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [2455]; this we have had before.

3. As we find, conditions in the main at present are very good.  Those tendencies and inclinations which have been indicated have been and are being improved.

4. Thus, we would give that those applications as suggested for improvements be continued in the main near as we have outlined, with some minor changes.

5. First, we would continue rather closely to the diet; though the condition in a great measure has disappeared we find that the inclination needs to be kept in abeyance and the cause of the condition eradicated entirely. Much of this comes, then, from the diet.

6. At least irregularly, or regularly at given periods, we would keep the Violet Ray as it has been indicated for the body.  Do not let it be too haphazardly given, but have regular periods for taking it and regular periods for leaving it off.  Keep it for three to four rounds or periods in the manner indicated, then leave it off for three to four periods, and so on, you see - for some time after the condition is entirely corrected.

7. Occasionally, - say at least twice each month, - have a good, thorough osteopathic treatment.

8. At least once a month have a good, thorough colonic irrigation. One month may be skipped out of four or five, but keep this up for the time being; at least for several months.

9. For the conditions in the lower limbs and the feet, - we would massage these thoroughly with Peanut Oil.

10. For the conditions of hardening, as on toe, we would use a mixture of baking soda and Castor Oil. Do not bind up, but massage this on after the feet AND the lower limbs - from the knees downward - have been massaged thoroughly with the Peanut Oil. Do this at least three to four times a week; and the condition - it will be found - will disappear.

11. For the disturbance in the organs of the pelvis, have a gynecologist's opinion. For, as we find, there needs to be some correction there, that there be no disturbance from the curvatures which exist in the present.

12. If curetting is done, this necessarily is partly operative.  This would be the better manner, unless there were the packing and this kept up for a period of two to three weeks - and this would prevent operative measures. But this should be the choice of one making such examinations.

13. Do these things, and as we find we will keep bettered conditions.

14. We would keep closer to the grape juice, if we would keep down the weight.

15. Ready for questions.

16. (Q) What causes pain in lower part of back?
(A) This is a reflex condition. The correction of the disturbance with the pelvic organs will relieve this, and it will also be aided by the same massage as used for the feet - the Peanut Oil massaged across the lower back, you see. This is a sympathetic condition.

17. (Q) Please give exact diet to eliminate psoriasis.
(A) This has been indicated. Do not become so given to diet as to say "I can't eat this," and "I shouldn't do that," but follow closely that as has been suggested. Keep away from those combinations of starches, from fats, and from those things as indicated. DO take plenty of the fruit juices, kraut juices, tomato juices, and those to aid in the eliminations. Prune juices and those of such natures are beneficial.

18. (Q) Should this diet be continued even after psoriasis has disappeared from body?
(A) As has been indicated, it should be continued for some months afterward.

19. (Q) What causes frequent pains through my head?
(A) These are sympathetic from pressures on pelvis AND feet.
 
20. (Q) What causes flickering in the right eye? Are glasses needed?
(A) As we find, when the conditions in the pelvic organs are corrected, there should not be the need for glasses. For, the pressures as made upon the bladder and the kidneys reflex themselves in the sympathetic nerves to the eyes.

21. (Q) Is there any other suggestion for removing psoriasis from my scalp?
(A) Those things as indicated, using the Carbolated Vaseline, are the better to use.

Do these and, as we find, we will bring and keep the better forces for this body.

22. (Q) Is the osteopathic treatment necessary for the psoriasis?
(A) It is a part of that treatment.

23. We are through for the present.



TEXT OF READING 2455-2 F 28
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 21st day of May, 1941, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [2455], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mrs. [2455], Evelyn R. Gimbert, Mae Verhoeven and Ruth Denney.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
10:50 to 11:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Virginia.

1. GC: You will give the physical condition of this body at the present time, with suggestions for further corrective measures; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [2455].

3. As we find, in some directions there is apparently at times even more irritation in the superficial circulation, - from the conditions that exist, as will be indicated. However, in many other directions there is much improvement, - as in the corrections that have been made to set up a better coordination in the eliminating systems.

4. The conditions that exist through the thinning of the walls of the intestines allow the poisons to find expressions in the lymph circulation; thus producing the irritation to and through the epidermis itself.

5. Through the warm weather these show the tendency for greater activity in the perspiratory system; thus causing greater irritations and a good deal of anxiety to the body.

6. As we find, now, we would do these:

7. Twice to three times each week we would take internally about two ounces at the time of Yellow Saffron Tea. This would be prepared in the proportions of a heaping teaspoonful to a pint of boiling water, allowed to steep as ordinary tea; or half a teaspoonful to a cup of boiling water, see? This should be made fresh each time it is to be taken.

8. Also about twice each week - but on opposite days - we would take about half a pint, or more, of Mullein Tea. Preferably, at this season, the Mullein should be gathered fresh. Use an ounce (in weight) of the flower and leaf of the Mullein to a quart of boiling water. Let this steep as ordinary tea, and it may be kept for a period of a week, provided it is put in the ice box or kept very cold.

9. In the evenings when the bath is taken, we would apply Cuticura Ointment followed by Resinol - both applied, you see, one following the other. Apply these especially over the areas of the abrasions. Do not apply it in the hair, but around the edges - and on all other portions of the body where the skin is irritated. If we rid the condition from the system, then these disturbances should be eliminated.

10. Keep close to the diets that have been indicated; cutting down on the foods that give the great quantity of calories, increasing those that give the greater vitamin content; especially B-1 and B-4 - as in all foods that are yellow in color. Yellow corn meal made in bread, cakes, mush or the
like; carrots both raw and cooked; yellow peaches - let these be practically the only sweets taken.

11. The grape juice we would keep consistently, to supply the vital forces as in B-4 for the body.

12. This is a reducing diet as well as a diet for the skin irritation, you see.

13. Occasionally - once in ten days or the like - we would STILL have the osteopathic adjustments.

14. After the teas have been taken for at least two or three weeks, we would then add the low electrical vibrations of the Violet Ray; not the bulb applicator, but the rod applicator to be held in the hand - and when this is taken it would be preferable to put the bare feet on glass. Just hold the rod in the hand, you see; one time the right hand, the next time the left hand, if so desired. When this is begun, take it for about three minutes at the time, three times a week - but NOT until there has been the effect of the properties in the system (from the Mullein and Saffron Tea). Just use
the rod in the hand, you see; instead of alternating to the feet - though if you want to play with using it on the feet, alright! It isn't necessary - just the alteration from one hand to the other will be sufficient to get the vibratory force needed for the body.

15. Be mindful that there are no carbonated waters, and that no sugars to any great extent are taken into the system - if the body would be rid of these conditions.

16. This disturbance is of a blood nature, but of the LYMPH blood, and - as we have indicated heretofore - is produced by poisons that arise from the system's lack of coordination in eliminations.

17. Keep the alimentary canal well cleansed, even though it is necessary to take enemas once or twice each week.

18. Do these, and we will get to the seat of this condition.

19. Ready for questions.

20. (Q) Is there an absolute cure for psoriasis?
(A) Most of this is found in diet. There is a cure. It requires patience, persistence - and right thinking also.

21. (Q) Why have I not responded more to following the treatments outlined?
(A) The body has responded very well. There has not been the healing of the thinned walls or perforations through the small intestines, because of the lack of time and the need - now - to supply those things that work with the lymph flow through the areas - that is, the properties indicated to be taken internally, and the local applications to remove the re-infections that come to the epidermis itself.  Do these and we will find bettered conditions.

22. We are through with this reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 2455-1 F 28 (Married, 3 Children)
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 21st day of February, 1941, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [2455], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., recommended by Mrs.  [1223].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Hugh Lynn Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  [2455] and [1223].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading ... Circle,
10:50 to 11:15 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Virginia.

1. HLC: You will go over this body carefully, examine it thoroughly, and tell me the conditions you find at the present time; giving the cause of the existing conditions, also suggestions for help and relief of this body. You will answer the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [2455].

3. Now as we find, there are disturbing influences in the physical forces of this body which prevent the better normal functioning.

4. While there are very good conditions in many ways, these because of their nature may become quite disturbing to the body unless corrected.

5. We find that there is rather a complication of causes, though the effects at times arise from one or the other.

6. Then, these are conditions as we find them with this body, [2455] we are speaking of, present in this room:

7. In the blood supply we find there are the effects of poor coordination in the eliminating systems. Thus at times there is a form of strep that brings pus-forming activities even to the surface, - as indicated in the effect produced in veins along the limbs and in portions of the body at times.

8. Also this condition has produced a greater disturbance in some of the glandular activities. The disturbance in the circulation, as to the coordination of eliminations, causes the disturbance to some glands; while some glands are overactive and part of the pressures produced in the body
have deflected the energies in the circulation to portions of the body (and thus in nerve supply). Consequently, there is incoordination produced in the eliminating channels.

9. We find that these have not as yet affected the organs themselves except as to their cycle of functioning at times. Thus there are periods when the glandular activity becomes disturbed by this general or complicated distraction in the system.

10. Thus at periods we have distresses through portions of the muscular forces, - as across the lumbar and sacral area at times; at others a fullness in the chest, not only the ordinary reaction from the avoirdupois but a shortness of breath at times, a trembly sensation through the whole of the nervous system, and the tendencies for flushes over various portions of the body.

11. The conditions to head and throat, the certain kinds of headaches that cause distress to organs of the sensory system, all of these are reflex - as we find - to the general condition which has been indicated that is of a complex nature.

12. In making for corrective measures, - this would require, then, that consideration be given to ALL of these forms of disturbance.

13. First we would begin with having some three to four thorough osteopathic relaxations; with particular reference to the cervical and upper dorsal, but coordinating and also CORRECTING those pressures in the lumbar and sacral axis.

14. When beginning the osteopathic manipulations and adjustments, begin also with taking each day a level teaspoonful of this compound:

15. To 1 tablespoonful of Sulphur, add:

Cream of Tartar.........1 tablespoonful,
Rochelle Salts..........1 tablespoonful.

    Stir these thoroughly. Preferably have them mixed with mortar and pestle, - not just stirring together but mixing thoroughly.

16. During the time this compound is being taken, be very mindful not to allow the feet to get wet. This doesn't mean not bathing, but do not get them wet as from outdoor activity or the housework. Do not allow the body to become too tired from standing on the feet too long. For, these would tend to aggravate rather than to aid in better eliminations.  For, under the wet conditions, the body would be more easily susceptible to cold. These properties, though, will so purify the system that cold and congestion, the cough, the shortness of breath, will be GREATLY benefited.

17. After the four osteopathic adjustments have been given, begin with the hydrotherapy treatments. These would include sweats, though do not have the temperature too high in the dry cabinet. Preferably have some fume bath with same, - using Witchhazel in the fume. Use the fume inside the dry cabinet, you see, by putting a tablespoonful of Witchhazel in half a pint of water and letting it boil as in a croup cup; letting the steam from same settle over the body in the closed cabinet, see?

18. Then have a thorough massage and rubdown following the sweat, to stimulate the circulation; and especially in the massage use an equal combination of Olive Oil and Peanut Oil, for the heavy veins on limbs and the irritation to the superficial circulation - for the increasing of better eliminations.

19. These sweats and massages we would take at least once a week (after they are begun) until at least five have been taken.

20. During that period there would be given at least one colonic irrigation, preferably after the first sweat or massage - after there has been the taking of the compound indicated for purification of alimentary canal, - that is, the Sulphur compound, see?

21. Keep the eliminations well.

22. First have the osteopathic adjustments, then the corrections through massage and hydrotherapy; and we should find much bettered conditions for this body.

23. Then as to the diet:

24. Four times each day - about thirty minutes before each meal and at bedtime - take two ounces of grape juice (preferably Welch's) in one ounce of plain water, - not carbonated water.

25. Do not take carbonated drinks of ANY kind!

26. Do not eat fried foods of any kind, save a little crisp bacon if desired.

27. Do not eat white bread.

28. Do not eat too much of pastries, pies, cakes or the like.

29. The more ordinary solid foods are very well.

30. As to potatoes, - the yams may be taken; but if white potatoes are to be used, take only the peelings. These are very well for the body, if a taste can be cultivated for same.

31. Ready for questions.

32. (Q) Is there any place you would recommend where the hydrotherapy treatments might be taken?
(A) There are places in Norfolk where they may be given, - we would suggest same, - it's a very good service.

33. (Q) What osteopath would you suggest?
(A) As we find, any in sympathy with the suggestions here indicated.

34. (Q) Will an operation be necessary?
(A) Not if these applications suggested are followed correctly, - to eliminate those conditions where the pressures exist that are causing the plethora through the lymph. [GD's note: The "plethora through the lymph" was verified by the physician later - see 2455-3 and 2455-4 in re cyst on womb.] These with the massage and adjustments and hydrotherapy will be corrected.

35. (Q) Will the diet you have outlined help me reduce?
(A) About thirty pounds. Don't take it off too quickly, but do it in the manner as indicated.

36. (Q) How can I gain a better understanding of my children so that they won't worry me so?
(A) If there are better physical conditions, we will find that the attitudes towards the children as well as others will be helped a great deal.  Know that thy own mind is the builder. The mental attitude should be such that ye do not ask of others - thy children or anyone - that ye would not, or do not, do thyself!  The attitudes should be constructive, ever; that is, with the correction to children or with the advice or counsel to - or thought of - another, ask thyself: "What would I do under the same circumstance?"  Ever as He gave, "As ye would that others should do to you, do ye even so to them."

37. We are through for the present.

 (2/21/41 GD's note: See extra sheet of directions [which was enclosed] for the Osteopathic and Hydrotherapy treatments.  I'd suggest that you take both copies to Dr. Curtis Hudgins, Bankers Trust Bldg., and when the adjustments are completed follow his advice as to the proper place to go for the hydrotherapy. Let us know the place you decide on. Regarding the Irish potato peelings, - you can either have baked potatoes and ONLY eat the jacket; or you can put the peelings on in a little water and stew them, then drink the juice. Whenever you have potatoes for the rest of the family, you could take yours this way, - the iodine and other properties in the potato peel would be good for your glandular system.)
 



TEXT OF READING 2352-1 F 50
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 105th Street & Ocean, Virginia Beach, Va., this 8th day of October, 1931, in accordance with request made by self, Mrs. [2352] - through Mrs. [2125].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Mrs. [2352] and Miss Johnson.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Virginia.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [2352], present in this room. Now, as we find, there are complications of conditions as disturb the physical functioning of the body, and while there are effects that at times seem to be causes, the CAUSES are rather those of hidden conditions and seldom are they active to cause the directions to that in the system as PRODUCES the disorders. This, then, makes for SPECIFIC conditions, with resultant effects that give or produce the disturbances for the physical functioning.

2. These, then, are the conditions as we find them with this body, [2352], we are speaking of, present in this room:

3. IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY - We find there are indications of the CHARACTER of disturbance by the manner in which the circulation is hindered in portions of the system, though the disorder would be rather the EFFECTS in the blood supply than causes; though when the blood supply is carrying so much that should be eliminated from the system, the effects from the disturbance in the blood supply produces disorders in OTHER portions of the body. Hence the changes as are apparent in the pulsations, in the regularity of the heartbeat, the coldness in the hepatic circulation, the effect in the extremities of the body; for the disturbance lies - IN the BLOOD supply - in the circulation as lies between those of the capillary or an EXTERNAL circulation, or the arterial and venous circulation.

4. IN THE NERVE SYSTEM OF THE BODY - We find these are most the EFFECTS of disorders as are apparent in portions of the system, especially in those of the centers in the extremities, in the feet, knees, ankle, hips, arms, or in all portions where the MUSCULAR forces and the nerve plexus themselves must coordinate together. This then BEING an effect, rather than a cause, there must be the deeper SEATED conditions. These, as we find, come rather from - then - that of the condition as exists in the digestive system, or from the toxic forces as are exhibited in the whole of the INTESTINAL tract. These are THINNED in the walls of same.  Hence there are times when there are the poisons from same carried in the lymph and the emunctory circulation, of the minutia or portions of the muco-circulation, and this forming in this manner produces to the tendons and the muscular forces of the body the inactivity as exhibited in the attempts of their circulation to be carried on in a normal or proper way and manner.

5. The effects, then, as we find from these, in the FUNCTIONING OF THE ORGANS THEMSELVES:

6. In brain forces and reflexes, these are good. Not in the sensory system either do we find those other than a reflex nature.

7. In the throat, bronchi, lungs and larynx, with the effect of the poisons in the general portion of the system below - and at times above - the diaphragm area, from that of seepage - as it may be called - there is produced a strain on the GLANDS of the system, as secrete for the replenishing of, or for the assistance in, the elimination and the assimilation of those things that make for resuscitating forces in the body. Hence we have at times through the throat and neck those of a dull ache, or pain - though these are not always definite in their location. As to the lungs and larynx, these are normal - so far as the functioning.  Being a disturbance in the emunctory or lymph circulation, there IS at times - not always - a heaviness in the chest, or about the diaphragm area, as is seen in the FUNCTIONING of this portion of system.

8. Heart's action, as seen, irregular; though no organic disorder.

9. The digestive system, or the stomach itself proper not of normal size, or wholly in a normal position. The digestive ORGANS - the liver, the pancreas, the spleen - show for the EFFECTS as are produced by poisons in the system, that are engorged as a result OF same. Not to an  abnormality that causes any distress as yet, but unless there ARE those conditions as will relieve - or produce more of a normalcy - some one, or all, must at SOME time suffer under the strain upon same; as does the kidneys or the whole of the HEPATIC circulation.

10. In the jejunum - the duodenum, jejunum and colon itself - here we find the indications, as WE would give, of the disorders in the jejunum, and especially in that AREA of the lacteals, that cause those distresses in the system where the area of locomotion and activity of the body are the results of same.

11. In meeting, then, the needs of the conditions for this body, as we would find, it will be necessary that all of the disorders, as well as the CAUSES of same, be considered in the ministering for the needs of the body, to make corrections that would be of a lasting nature to the body.

12. First, WE would prepare as this to be taken for the change in the organs of the digestion, as well as to make for a better lymph circulation in the whole of the digestive system:

13. Take 3 ounces of clary flower to 16 ounces of distilled water. Reduce by simmering to 1/2 the quantity. Strain while warm and add 15 grains of ambergris, dissolved in 1 ounce of alcohol. Then add:

Simple Syrup..............................1 ounce,
Oil of Juniper............................1 dram,
Alcohol (grain - 90%).....................2 ounces,
Cinnamon (preferably in the stick)........1 dram.

    Shake the solution together before the dosage is taken. The dose would be teaspoonful 4 times each day, half an hour before the meals and before retiring.

14. We would, at least twice to three times each week, take those of the Epsom Salts baths, followed with a thorough massage along the cerebrospinal system - especially in the 3rd and 4th CERVICAL area, the brachial area, the solar plexus area, and the dorsal area.

15. At periods when there is distress in those of the joints, or in the locomotions, we will find that the application of packs of SATURATED solution of salts will aid.

16. We would ALSO take those of the electrical vibration as may be had from that of the ultra-violet ray, directed and centralized to the solar plexus area, that the organs of digestion, of assimilation and elimination, may be aided the most.

17. In the matter of diet, we will find that this may be a form - though may be altered to meet the needs, or the changed conditions as will result from the applications as have been outlined:

18. Mornings - rather citrus fruits or cereals, though DO NOT combine them! They may be altered occasionally with those of the stewed fruits.

19. Noons - rather those of the green vegetables, with plenty of the oils that will make same more active as an assimilation for the system.

20. Evenings - rather those of the vegetables that make for the iron, the silicon, and those things that will aid in the FUNCTIONING of the glands themselves.

21. We will find, too, that at least three times each week we would take this:

22. Chloride of Gold 15 grains, in 15 ounces of distilled water.  Bromide of Soda 10 grains, in 10 ounces of distilled water.  Keep these separate. When the dose is prepared, take from 3 to 5 drops of the Gold solution and from 5 to 10 drops of the Soda solution in half a glass of water. This will aid - especially AFTER the vibrations of the ultra-violet light have been begun. These had best be taken in system just before the ultra-violet is taken.

23. Ready for questions.

24. (Q) Should I be concerned at all about an ache in the side?
(A) Will these as outlined be applied, we can get rid of it!

25. (Q) Is it the same with the numbness?
(A) The numbness is produced from the lack of the circulation changing from the venous  circulation to those of the arterial circulation, or from the arterial to the venous - or from the arteries to the veins. Hence the numbness which comes most in the extremities, though at times is felt in portions of the torso itself. With an increased stimuli, see, as we will have - These are the active principles, now, as we have in that as given:
    With the salts baths we stimulate the external circulation, or draw blood TO the exterior portion of body - for this should be hot, see? Then, when the properties are taken in the clary water, we will find that of the clary flower or sage is an active principle with the digestive forces of the INTESTINAL tract themselves, acting PARTICULARLY WITH those of the circulation in the duodenum, pancreas and liver area, giving for the jejunum a better activity with that of the coating as is necessary to prevent seepages in the intestinal tract - as is seen, with those especially of that in the ambergris, is a coating FOR the intestinal tract, increasing - as it were, for it acts directly upon the muco-lining [mucous] of the whole of the intestinal system, stimulated BY that of the stimuli or alcohol, with the Oil of Juniper - which acts as a stimuli particularly to the eliminations in the hepatic circulation, which will prevent toxic forces from acting in system - as do those vibrations from the ultra-violet to the centers of the nerve system, as particularly to the solar plexus - which, being as the brain of the torso of the body, reflects to ALL the organs of the digestive forces. Hence the circulation is aided, those conditions as produced from those in the organs that are under strain - or where pains are produced - will be relieved. Do this. We will find relief in the use of these, as has been outlined, in three to four weeks - but do not - because the body feels better - be unmindful that the CAUSES must be wholly removed!

26. (Q) How often the ultra violet-ray?
(A) Once to twice each week. Twice each week would be better. This would be given shielded to the center of the solar plexus area, and BEGIN with not over two and a half minutes, and at least thirty-eight to forty-eight inches from the body - provided that the SOLAR rays, or those of the
Alpine or Quartz light is used. These are preferable - the Quartz light.

27. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 1781-2 M 43
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 3rd day of February, 1939, in accordance with request made by the self through Mr. [437], Active Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:30 to 3:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. New York City.

1. GC: You will have before you the body of [1781], ..., New York City, who seeks information as to his physical condition and suggestions for help and relief. The reading which was supposed to be given for this body on January 4th apparently does not fit his condition. Please explain this situation.

2. EC: Yes.

3. We do not find that we have had this same individual body before.

4. As we find with this body, [1781], there are disturbing conditions as prevent the proper eliminations.

5. By an overstimulated nerve condition, with the activities through the alimentary canal, there has been caused a thinning of the walls; or the amount of the lymph flow activative through same produces a fermentation through portions of the jejunum.

6. This in turn causes an improper flow of the lymph and of the division, as it were, between the eliminations as should be carried through the system - or alimentary canal; so that disturbance is caused to the superficial circulation.

7. As we find, diet - combined with stimulation for especially the dorsal and the lower cervical area, with a better activity through stimulated flow of lymph activity from the lumbar and sacral area - would materially aid the body to a better normal condition.

8. Such stimulation as we find would best be given osteopathically.

9. And there should be, as combined with same, the better eliminations through the colon by the use of colonic irrigations.

10. As for local applications to the abrasions on portions of body, or exposed portions, a two percent solution of tetrachloride in alcohol would be the most effective applications to reduce the irritations.

11. In the diet - there should be no foods that carry great quantities of oils OR fats. No combinations of those foods that produce too great an alcoholic reaction, such as the combination of nuts or the like with red meats or fried foods of any nature.

12. Have more of a milk diet, or of roast beef with potatoes - irish potatoes, mashed, or the like. These AS a combination would be very well, if added to the diet of the body.

13. Do these and as we find we may bring the better reactions for this body.

14. Considering the attempt for the reading, or the information on the 4th, we do not find same referring to this particular body.

15. Whence, then, came the suggestions?

16. Others in the same building.

17. Ready for questions.

18. We are ready for questions.

19. (Q) How often should the lotion be applied?
(A) About twice a day.

20. (Q) How often the osteopathic treatments?
(A) About twice a week until there are no static forces indicated in the lumbar and sacral, and until there is a better elimination through the alimentary canal.

21. We are through with this reading.



TEXT OF READING 1484-1 M 13
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the David E. Kahn home, 20 Woods Lane, Scarsdale, N.Y., this 23rd day of November, 1937, in accordance with request made by the mother - Mrs. [...], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., recommended by Mr. [257].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. [1484]'s mother and brother, and Mr. [257].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
5:00 to 5:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. New York City.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [1484].

2. As we find, there are specific conditions that cause disturbances in the physical forces of the body, and the effects of these are a disturbance in the blood supply - that gives an activity in the abrasions or the conditions produced in portions of the body.

3. These as we find in their basic conditions are effects, and the applications that have been made - even to injections - have been for the effects rather than the removal of the causes of same.

4. Hence the conditions have only been allayed at times to reoccur in the system.

5. These then are the conditions as we find them with this body, [1484]; first:

6. IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY, here we find the effect of accumulations or poisons that apparently arise from a catarrhal condition between the circulatory forces in the lymph portions of the body.

7. These as we find are the effects of disturbances of a specific nature in the STRUCTURAL portions of the body. Then as we find, these as combined WITH other disturbances that are latent, or weakened by pressures or subluxations in other portions of the system, have become defined as a rash or eczema - or the activities of same that apparently become a part of each.

8. IN THE NERVE FORCES OF THE SYSTEM, owing to pressures that have existed in the 3rd and 4th dorsal center, there have been at various times in the development of the body upsetting conditions with the digestive forces of the body, as related to eliminations, as related to activities
especially of the lower hepatic circulation, or through the kidneys, the bladder - at times; not severe, but irregularities in these directions.

9. These have affected at times the activities even of the glandular system to such measures that it has been deemed well at times to supply influences or activities to produce the replenishing of the influences from not only the thyroids but the activities through other portions of the system for the development of the body.

10. Then, as upon the nerve system we had a condition which arose from an external activity - to the lower portion of the spine itself, or to the coccyx end. This affectation, combined with the effects of the influences wrought by a temperature in the body from other causes, so affected the system as to produce through the sympathetic circulation the effects that are created or indicated in the present conditions themselves of the body.

11. IN THE ORGANS OF THE BODY, as we find, there are the activities near to normal in regard to the reflexes to the brain forces, to the sensory system.

12. The influences through the bronchi, the brachial, the lungs and the activities there are very good.

13. Those as we find to the heart's activity have at times been irregular, though these are not organic nor even functional; but rather a sympathetic condition through the deflections in the secondary cardiac area from the subluxation in the upper dorsal center, and combined WITH those that later brought about the disturbances that have even so far THINNED the walls of the upper digestive system. Not those, of course, of the stomach or duodenum, but the upper portions of the jejunum; to such natures as to cause or allow for the lymph and emunctory activity through those portions of the system to pick up - through this absorption or seepage - the effect of the toxic forces as find expression in the superficial circulation.

14. In the activities of the digestive system, these as we find at times cause or produce some disturbance - as the inclinations in the activity of the liver, owing to the excesses or the attempts of the body to create the character of activities to overcome the condition, to reduce rather the plasm in the bloodstream for the coagulation that is necessary through the areas where the thinning has occurred from the lack of the impulses from the proper directions by the pressures upon the nerve forces.

15. Thus those activities are caused that are indicated there.

16. In the activities through the rest of the system we find indirect disturbance by those very pressures themselves.

17. AS WE WOULD FIND, THEN, IN MAKING APPLICATIONS THAT WOULD PROVE TO BE NOT ONLY OF A CORRECTIVE NATURE BUT TO RELIEVE THE CAUSES OF THE DISTURBANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

18. There MUST be first the MECHANICAL alleviation of the pressures in the coccyx area or end of the spine, coordinating through the sacral, also alleviating those pressures in the 3rd and 4th dorsal centers as indicated that were the first conditions. This should be done by MECHANICAL - that is, OSTEOPATHIC - adjustments.

19. In the beginning these osteopathic treatments should be given at least twice or three times a week, for three weeks; then leave off for a period of at least ten days, and then have another series or period of adjustments.

20. As these treatments progress, or after there has been given at least four or five, begin taking that compound called ALCAROID, that is produced by the American Ferment Company.  Take this internally, a quarter teaspoonful first dissolved in a small quantity of water and then a full glass of water added and then taken in the system; twice each day, morning and evening - after the meal. This will produce the better lacteal reactions in the digestive forces of the body, thus alleviating the excess acidity that has arisen in the system from the very activity or flow of the impulses from that thinning condition in the digestive area. Take as indicated here, for a period of a week or ten days; leave off entirely.
    Then after a week begin again. Twenty to thirty minutes after the morning and evening meals.

21. In the diet direction:

22. Mornings - either cereals OR citrus fruits may be taken, but DO NOT combine cereals AND citrus fruit juices of ANY nature at the same meal, neither on the same day! But either of these may be taken at intervals. A cooked cereal is preferable - when a cereal is to be taken; such as a
combination of wheat and barley as in Maltex - this is the preferable of the cooked cereals for this body. This carries activities that when taken do not ferment easily as oats OR whole wheat rolled or preparations in other forms. Any of the fresh fruits or stewed fruits may be taken at the morning meal, or eggs occasionally but ONLY the yolk of the egg should be taken - NONE of the white, or that which carries so much (under the present conditions of the body) of the activities that are acid-forming.

23. Noons - vegetable soups, or vegetables that are preferably of the leafy variety; or those that are of the bulbous nature, but these should be thoroughly cooked and ONLY in their OWN juices (as in Patapar Paper).

24. Evenings - fish, fowl or lamb - these would be taken in moderation, with any of the vegetables that are grown UNDER the ground, with one or two of the green variety or nature that grow above the ground. Two to three of those UNDER the ground to one of those that grow above the ground, in the evening meal.

25. Only use brown bread, or preferably for this body, as much as possible only Ry-Krisp.

26. As for drinks, none of those that are made with carbonated waters. Those that are of the pure nature are preferable.  Milk may be taken, but preferably only the dried or prepared milk - rather than the raw.

27. Keeping throughout the period the diets and the applications internally, externally, we should see results.

28. A camphorated oil is preferable to lotions for the body.  Dust same afterwards with a good powder, but that carries with same the balsams - or the stearate of zinc WITH balsam - this is preferable to others. This is only to allay the conditions until there is the removal of the CAUSES and the system adjusts itself.

29. Ready for questions.

30. (Q) What sweets?
(A) Only honey as sweets, or those that are prepared with same.

31. (Q) What about Vitamin D Milk?
(A) Vitamin D Milk is very good. BETTER STILL is the Dryco, especially in the beginning. A little later the Vitamin Milks will be very well. But in the beginnings, if there adjustments are made, only the dry milks are preferable.

32. (Q) Are oranges considered the citrus fruit?
(A) Oranges, pineapple, grapefruit, ALL may be taken.  These are NOT acid-PRODUCING. They are alkalin-reacting!  But when cereals or starches are taken, do not have the citrus fruit at the same meal - or even the same day; for such a combination in the system at the same time becomes ACID-producing!
    Hence those taken on different days are well for the body.

33. (Q) What about butter and cream?
(A) These in moderation in the beginning; taken very moderately.  If we will do these, we will bring the normal conditions for this body, not only correcting the deficiencies that have existed in the activities of the thyroids but in the glandular forces through the caecum, through the pelvis and through those reactions to the MENTAL activities of the body.  Not that the body is deficient, but the tendencies to be IRRITATED will be removed - for these have been pressures. Through the activities if it becomes necessary to PURIFY the glands, we would give that which has been indicated oft for this purpose; the Atomidine - but take only one minim (one DROP) in half a glass of water before the morning meal, ten to fifteen minutes before the morning meal, for two or three days at a time; leave off for a week to ten days, then take again. This is only activative in releasing the iodine to purify the glandular system, in this quantity or dosage; not affecting the circulation, as would ordinarily - if all the pressures are removed in those dorsal areas as indicated.

34. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 1048-2 F 21
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 105th Street & Ocean, Virginia Beach, Va., this 25th day of July, 1931, in accordance with request made by self - through Dr. [2119].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Miss [1048] and Dr. [2119].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:30 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., D.C.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, and those conditions physical as surround same.

2. Now, we find there are disturbing factors in the physical forces of the body, and these corrected in their incipiency may be easily eliminated from the system, while these allowed to become constitutional will continue to cause distress and unfit the body physically AND mentally for its better development.

3. These conditions, as we find, have to do with specific conditions as exist in the physical body, and the results or the effects of these disorders in the system - though there have been times, and it is often considered even in the present, that the effects are treated rather than the cause.

4. These, then, are the conditions as we find them with this body, [1048] we are speaking of, present in this room:

5. First, in the BLOOD SUPPLY - this we find shows rather a tendency of anemia; that is, a character of anemia produced - as we shall see - by specific incentives as prevent the normal assimilation in the system, and the attempt of the body to create with that as is furnished same - as might be termed, and under the conditions - to meet those emergencies that arise in creating proper coagulation. Hence the deficiency in the red blood cell, or an anemia, and not at all periods the sufficient amount of urea, or of the white blood plasm; though the leucocyte plasm is at most periods - though this fails at times - near normal; the red blood count at PRESENT being QUITE deficient.

6. IN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - here we find also the effects of the disturbance in the system, and a portion of the cause exists from the repressions or the subluxations, or the pressures as exist in the cerebro-spinal system. This, as we find, exists (specific) in the cerebro-spinal system, the 3rd and 4th dorsal, the 2nd, 3rd lumbar, and reflexes in the 9th and 10th dorsal. From this subluxation we have a form of catarrh that exists in the circulation, or pressure that produces same, that at times affects the nasal and soft tissue of the face, as well as in the stomach proper, which makes for that tendency of too small - the organ, as well as not in its proper position; this causing then specific conditions.  These specific centers have been in this position for some time back, especially that in 3rd and 4th dorsal area, as well as those in the lumbar area. With this continued pressure, the lack of the circulation to these portions of system gradually brought about these disorders. The disorders becoming specific (though not the cause), as is seen, we have an over-acidity in the duodenum and throughout the jejunum, with the tendency for constipation - especially in the caecum and transverse colon area; this affecting, then, the functioning of the liver AND spleen, produces in the capillary circulation that of the same condition in the skin, as abrasions, that is produced within the stomach itself by the catarrhal congestion. This catarrhal congestion is in this specific case, as yet, not lacerations nor ulcerations, though allowed to remain would first - or over apt to first - become lacerated areas, with the effect of causing the congestion in the area of the gall ducts, as to produce gallstone or gall bladder colic, and this would bring then disorders of a different nature. In the PRESENT these exist in the form of those conditions, as has been termed a BLOOD condition - which is not true blood condition, but an effect of a disorder in the stomach and the intestinal tract, as seen in the soft tissue of the head and neck, and in nasal passages.

7. IN THE FUNCTIONING OF THE ORGANS THEMSELVES, the brain forces are very good. There are no ill effects in the activities or reflexes, though the cerebro-SPINAL system is  involved. The SYMPATHETIC nervous system is often OVERTAXED, however, and the body - though suffering physically - through sheer nerve energy forces itself, when there ARE disagreeable feelings over the system. When relaxed from same, then the re-occurrance of those effects in the skin, in the areas where the showing of the eczema-like, or that form of those conditions as produce whelks, or areas of stinging pain.  These are effects, NOT causes.

8. In the nasal cavity, the throat, the bronchi, the lungs - from the conditions as exist in this of the upper cardiac area, the throat and this portion of system often become dry to excess; at other times there's a tendency of phlegm and of little cough - this is SYMPATHETIC, NOT organic.

9. In the digestive system we find the greater effects, indicated by the condition as has been seen as arises from disorders in the nerve and muscular forces in the cerebrospinal centers; for the  body seldom eats in a NORMAL manner - either the appetite is TOO extreme, or there's not the desire for food - and, as is often felt, the desires for the wrong foods, or often felt an ABNORMAL appetite; not normal - below normal or above normal, and easily do foods  disagree. That from the position of the stomach itself; naturally the CARDIAC end being the lower, from the areas disturbed, and not the pyloric end - as is often in fallen or mis-pointed position of the organ itself.

10. In the heart's action, this quick or above normal, though the PRESSURE subnormal.

11. In the liver, spleen, pancreas - here we find EFFECTS of the disturbance within the stomach, its position, and the condition existent from within. These are PURELY reflex, though the LIVER suffers the most. This would EVENTUALLY produce an unbalancing in the hepatic circulation, unless corrected in the present. These, we will find, will remove these disorders.

12. From these pressures in the lumbar, we at times have that condition in the locomotaries, feet, limbs, pelvic organs themselves, not functioning in a normal manner; a suppression of the elimination through the pelvic organs, or an excess of same, coming from those pressures of a sympathetic nature in the system attempting to ADJUST itself to those disorders that have been existent in the nervous system, or muscular forces from same; then affecting the functioning organs, though we DO NOT find ORGANIC disorders in the system.  TENDENCIES may be seen, but these are sympathetic.

13. In meeting, then, the needs of the conditions as we find them in THIS body, [1048] we are speaking of, we would first have those corrections made of those conditions existent in the
cerebro-spinal system - see?

14. As these are being corrected (and it will be necessary for the body to wear a support for the stomach itself, that will tend to keep this in position), we would take internally those properties as will make for a clearing of the alimentary canal, in such a way and manner as to rid the body
of those poisons as have been of long accumulation, and that will assist and aid the functioning portions OF the organs to function in a NORMAL, NOMINAL, manner.

15. We would take, then, as this - prepare in this manner:

16. Take 1 gallon of distilled or rain water. To this add:

Wild Cherry Bark................2 ounces,
Sarsaparilla Root...............2 ounces,
Dogfennel.....................1/2 ounce,
Prickly Ash Bark..............1/2 ounce,
Yellow Dock Root..............1/2 ounce,
Burdock Root..................1/2 ounce,
Elder Flower....................4 ounces.

    Reduce this by simmering, or slow boiling, to 1 quart.  Strain while still warm and add 2 ounces of grain alcohol, with 1 dram Balsam of Tolu cut in same. Then add Tincture of Capsici 3 minims. Shake the solution together before the dose is taken, and take half a teaspoonful before each meal and before retiring.

17. Have the corrections made until at least twelve are made, then REST for a month before another series of ten or twelve are taken.

18. Keep the eliminations in the alimentary canal open - see?

19. Exercise in the open, but with that of discretion - so that the tendency for the position of the stomach and organs are not too easily made in an improper position.

20. As for the diet, we would follow rather as this - though these may may be altered from time to time. Beware of apples, bananas, COLD drinks - or too severe of those carbonated waters, but as this as as diet:

21. Mornings - citrous fruits or cereals, but NOT both. Stewed fruits, or fresh fruits, or berries. Apples may be taken at such a period, provided they are WELL cooked.

22. Noon - the green vegetables with the salad dressings, whether of the oils or of other ingredients, but not a heavy noon meal.

23. Evenings - the vegetables may be taken that are WELL cooked.  Fowl or mutton may be taken as meats. Not condiments at any meal. At this meal the fruits, fresh fruits, melons or such,
may be taken in moderation. Ready for questions.

24. (Q) Will the psoriasis infection which attacked me strenuously during the past year be recurrent?
(A) Not if the corrections are made that are causing or producing same, as has been outlined.

25. (Q) Is the suggested vaccination recommended as a probable cure?
(A) This would only add later to disorders. Make the CORRECTIONS of not only those incentives from the cerebro-spinal system, but of the organ itself - that is not in align. With the manipulations in those specific centers, and with the strengthening of the muscular forces with the proper activities in the exercises as is suggested - in the open; that is, any of those that are not so strenuous as to produce too much heaviness in the torso portion of body - that exercise as would be taken of morning and evening of bending forward; that is, with the tips of fingers to the floor, will be MOST helpful - but DO NOT make too strenuous! This preferably done in the open. Following the exercise and the eliminations, taking those properties as outlined, we will have a perfectly normal body.

26. (Q) Should the manipulations be osteopathically given?
(A) Osteopathically, or chiropractically - if given in an osteopathic manner. These CORRECTIONS must be made, but the manipulations for the whole system will aid much. But do not leave out the properties as have been given, for each of the medicinal properties have their specific activity upon the various forms and conditions as have been described that have arisen within the system itself, giving tone, giving vitality, giving those forces - or adding that vibration within the stomach itself to create FOR the system a perfect medicine chest within the stomach, that will produce for the building body that necessary for a perfect functioning. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 992-3 M 45 (Hotel Manager, Hebrew)
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce, at his office, 105th Street & Ocean, Virginia Beach, Va., this 3rd day of September, 1931, in accordance with request made by self - Mr. [992], through his brother, Mr. [279].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Manager's office,
Time of Reading Room ..., Hotel ...,
11:20 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., N.J.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: We have the body here, [992] - this we have had before.  In some respects we find the physical conditions are better.  While the irritations as come from infectious forces in the system through the digestive system are apparently more AGGRAVATING, more severe, these - as we find - indicate, in the manner in which the physical adjustments are being made, that the condition IS active with the nerve corrections in the system, and will there be kept those adjustments - especially that will alter the nerve supply to the liver and lacteal ducts, in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th dorsal centers, keeping more of the irrigations for the colon - we will find we will bring about a better elimination, and gradually the proper correction for the whole condition.

2. When the irritations are so severe - that is, the abrasions - of evenings we would bathe same, or make an ointment in THIS manner: Take this proportion. To 2 ounces of pure hog lard, add calomel 1 grain, sulphur 2 ounces - see? This should be worked WELL together, just so that this is sufficient to carry the whole property as an ointment, adding sufficient olive oil TO same to make same MIX well - see? Then bathe this off of MORNINGS with a mild antiseptic solution, and we will find this will relieve the pains.

3. As to the matter of diet, do not add so much starch to the foods; rather keep in line with those that will make for the better BLOOD and nerve building.

4. We would at least have the irrigations every twelve to twenty days, see; OFTENER if NECESSARY for the proper eliminations to be kept. Do that. Ready for questions.

5. (Q) Are the osteopathic treatments twice a week being properly administered?
(A) These are being properly administered. We would be a little more severe in the ADJUSTMENTS in the regions given, see. That this will make for a tendency for irritation at times may be expected. The stimulation to this portion of the system, that has been - and is - producing the irritation in system, CAUSING the effect of the acids in the lymph circulation, this will make for a coordination in the INTERNAL circulation and not so severe in the EXTERNAL circulation; for we should drain INTERNALLY rather than EXTERNALLY - but the irritation in the liver area, in the area where the digestive forces are assimilated, these produce this irritation.

6. (Q) How soon may I expect to see any definite improvement in condition of my skin?
(A) With these followed, we should see it in two to three weeks.

7. (Q) Can I expect a PERMANENT cure?
(A) May expect a permanent cure, for when the adjustments are such that the drainages are to the alimentary canal and to the hepatic circulation - rather than to the lymph circulation - we may expect a permanent relief.

8. (Q) Why the feeling of lack of physical energy?
(A) This by the natural tendency or changes in the circulation, as does in any change in an active force in the mental or nervous system. An EXPECTANCY is rather the description, than inertia.

9. (Q) Has there been any improvement in my general condition?
(A) As has been given, improvement in the general condition.

10. (Q) Are worriment and unhappiness in present business connection and associations retarding physical progress?
(A) This, to be sure, has its effect; but these must be overcome as the changes are made - we will find that these will be overcome, as well as the business worries and changes will adjust themselves.

11. (Q) Would it be advisable to make an immediate change?
(A) We would not.

12. That is all the questions.

13. We are through with this reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 992-2 M 45 (Hotel Manager, Hebrew)
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 105th Street & Ocean, Virginia Beach, Va., this 16th day of July, 1931, in accordance with request made by self, through his brother - Mr. [279].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Mr. [279] and L. B. Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:40 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., N.J.
(Body and enquiring mind - Questions regarding health, mental and material affairs)

1. EC: We have the body here, [992]; this we have had before.  In the physical forces of the body we find there are changes.  In some respects these conditions would appear to be aggravated at the time, from that of retraction in the system, yet these are - as we find - being put in a position
where the conditions may be PERMANENTLY relieved. Ready for questions.

2. (Q) Are the osteopathic treatments being administered properly? Are there any suggestions for same?
(A) These are very good in the present.

3. (Q) How often should they be taken?
(A) At least two to three times each week.

4. (Q) Are there any recommendations for the diet, other than that which is being followed?
(A) These as are being followed are very good in the present. As there are the necessities for the changing of that as is assimilated, and the elements for same, we would change same.  In the present these are very good. Let there be a tendency towards that of the vegetables being such as
carry those of arsenic or such cleansing forces in the system, which are of the SILICON derivatives - see?

5. (Q) What are these vegetables, or those that carry these properties?
(A) Onions, leeks, lentils, spinach, carrots (especially raw); the more of these that are taken raw, the better it would be.

6. (Q) What causes that tired, listless, depressed feeling upon arising each morning, and what can be done to overcome it?
(A) Gradually cleansing the system from those poisons as have been left as drosses in the system. In those conditions as exist in the body as has been given, those forms of abrasions or conditions as arise from an element in the blood supply that is produced as these, from infection in some portion of the system, that acts upon the effluvia in the blood as to produce a specific nature OF abrasions, comes from those of the soft tissue in the antrum and nasal portions of body, COMBINED with those at times from the digestive organs or system. These occur when ACUTE conditions arise; that is, the aiding in the condition from the digestive organs. These then become as whelks, or as scaly portions. In the activities of the body, these then take the vitality of the system. Hence the tired, LISTLESS feelings as occur, when there SHOULD be more of the rest feeling.

In adding to the system that that will assist in eliminating same, we would find that a little later - that is, when the weather has changed to more of an equalized nature - for pressure - we would use Balsam of Sulphur as a massage along the spine, to aid in this elimination from the system, those properties that cause these distresses in the lymph and in the capillary circulation.

7. (Q) What causes the pains and weakness in arms and hand, and what can be done for this condition?
(A) Keep on doing that as has been outlined!

8. (Q) Will the Forces suggest a local application for the speedy and complete removal of psoriasis patches all over the body?
(A) Let's get at the base of the condition, if we would make a COMPLETE removal of the conditions! These may NOT be done speedily, for the CAUSES must be removed, else we will have a continued return of the condition. The eliminations as set, or by those activities in the manipulative forces with those properties as given into the system - and later with those applications as may be given, as just outlined - will make for a removal of these splotches.

9. (Q) What can be done to prevent recurrence of the violent headaches the body used to suffer from, and is now subject to?
(A) Equalize the eliminations of the body, so that stresses may be removed - as is being done through those suggestions as have been, and are being given for the correction of the pressures as are produced in the system. See?

10. (Q) Is my lack of physical energy, and my depressed nervous mental state, due to business fears and apprehensions?
(A) These only aid, or are contributing causes TO the apprehension and fear. Will the body have these CONDITIONS physically removed, and with the ORDINARY precautions as come from the abilities of the body, these then would be as MOUNTING the obstacles as exist - see?
 
11. (Q) Would the Forces suggest an immediate change to another locality and in different surroundings and a different business?
(A) Not under the existent CIRCUMSTANCES.

12. (Q) Will the Forces suggest in what line my capabilities can be most fruitful materially and spiritually?
(A) In the abilities as are had by the body in controlling or directing, or suggestive forces for individual activities; that is, as is seen, the body may EASILY - by its own individuality, or personality, so impress individuals as to make of their mental reaction a booster, or one that makes for those of the reactions that cause melancholia. The activities then of the body, that the directions may be given, is such that THESE may not be abused and LONG be successful materially, but used properly become a BOOSTER for self as well as for others. Hence in the present particular line of work offers an excellent opportunity for the body, but DO NOT take self or individuals - as is ORDINARILY termed - TOO seriously. Not as a joke, but do not allow self or people to become burdens upon self - see? Not that the responsibilities should be left in others' hands, but rather that they are met as a matter of fact in the suggestions as are given individuals for their handling of THEIR problems, and in the suggestions given to others there comes to self THAT ability to handle self's OWN problems; but these taken in such a way and manner as that the BURDEN of the world is upon self - or, "Well, it doesn't make any difference, let the other fellow do it!" - won't get the body anywhere!

13. (Q) If advisable for me to remain in employ of Hotel ..., will the Forces give suggestions for the betterment of business conditions for me?
(A) In applying just that as has been GIVEN will be seen that this will make for that force that will not only increase business, but make the business a pleasure to self and to others!

14. (Q) Will the Forces suggest how the body should cooperate with his brother [...] in this business?
(A) There has long been differences as have existed. Iron THESE out, and then they may be made much better!

15. That is all the questions for this body.

16. We are through with this reading.



TEXT OF READING 992-1 M 45
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 115 West 35th Street, Virginia Beach, Va., this 19th day of June, 1931, in accordance with request made by self - through his brother, Mr. [279].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. L. B. Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., N.J.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [992]. Now, we find, while the body in a general way and manner is very good in many respects, there are specific conditions and tendencies in the physical forces that were they corrected in the present might more easily be done now than were this allowed to become chronic, or for some unseeming condition to arise from the disorder that would make an ACUTE condition that would prove detrimental to the better physical forces of the body.

2. These, then, are the conditions and tendencies as we find them with this body, [992]:

3. In the BLOOD SUPPLY - This we find below the normal in the ability to create the proper formations for the better, or perfect, coagulations in the system. Hence abrasions.

4. In the NERVE SYSTEM - We find there are specific centers that are involved, from impingements that make for tendencies of a weakness in the muscular forces of the body, as indicated in the peritoneum, or in the walls of the intestines themselves - walls that HOLD the intestines themselves. These allow the folds of the walls to overlap, and give an easy access of there being hindrances in perfect activity through the intestinal tract, leaving poisons.

5. In those of a SYMPATHETIC condition, also we find there are the tendencies for a fullness in the upper portion of the body, through the lung and larynx area. Not that, as yet, that makes for irritation, other than as of spasmodic conditions and easy for congestion to form, which makes for those tendencies in the face and the soft tissue, with the conditions in the blood supply, to produce in the antrum, in the soft tissue of face and nostrils, those conditions that become aggravating, when there is shortness of breath, or when a little cold or congestion is seen. These, as we find, are from IMPULSES in the 4th, 3rd and 5th dorsal, and in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th dorsal. These would be corrected, as we find, through the OSTEOPATHIC manipulations and adjustments to such an extent as to allow the body to BUILD that muscular force as necessary to create a better equilibrium in the torso, as well as build for a blood supply through the proper setting up of drainages in the system as to overcome these tendencies. While these do not trouble the body except at periods, or that in the torso, when there is a strain or an over-activity of the body, either from cold or from too much heat - and the same is a SYMPATHETIC reaction in those of the head, face and bronchi.

6. In the manipulations, there will be found also that occasionally there will be the necessity of using those local applications as a cleansing force, either for the intestinal system or for the soft tissues or mucus-producing forces or system of the body. These will be met by one that would apply those corrections for the body. This done - there must be persistence, there must be consistence, but - it may be done PROPERLY, and the body be a near normal functioning organism, capable, able, to accomplish much in this experience. Ready for questions.

7. There will be the general manipulations, as well as corrective forces applied for these correcting conditions, see? There would be also the outlining of the diet by the one manipulating, see? For the proper blood NOURISHMENT, as well as muscular BUILDING forces for the body. This can BEST be done by one MAKING such adjustments, to make same COORDINATE WITH that being accomplished physically.

8. We are through for the present.



TEXT OF READING 982-1 F 34
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 26th day of August, 1935, in accordance with request made by the self - Mrs. [982], new Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., recommended by Mr. [877].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
4:00 to 4:30 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. New York City.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body, [982].

2. Now, as we find, there are rather those conditions existent in the physical functioning of which the body should take cognizance and make corrections in the present; also there will be those conditions established that may become such constitutional disturbances as to later cause a great deal more trouble than is indicated in the present.

3. These, as we find, have to do with the manner of eliminations in the system, and the causes for such disturbances in the present.

4. Then, these are the conditions as we find them in the present with this body, [982] we are speaking of.

5. In the BLOOD SUPPLY we find there is the indication of this deflection from normal eliminations throughout the system.  Not only are there the tendencies for irregularity of eliminations through the alimentary canal and a tendency towards constipation, but there are tendencies for properties that should be carried off through the alimentary canal or through the kidneys to be carried in or through the respiratory system. For there is a thinning of the walls of the intestines themselves, in the jejunum, ESPECIALLY in the area just below the lacteal ducts or in the right side. Not as low down as the caecum or appendicial area, not as high as the liver, but in between. And this makes for those tendencies for the forming at times of gas through the creating of too great a quantity of acidity in the low intestinal system. Thus this deflects or causes the circulatory forces to be increased there, making for that tendency for portions of the body to pick up those disorders that make for the blemishes that occur at times on various portions of the body, those tender spots on various portions, the inclinations for the FULLNESS to occur in the area just across the diaphragm.

6. The irregularity of the kidneys also is indicated by the disturbances through the circulation in the hepatic area, or the lower hepatic circulation.

7. There being a lesion in the 9th, 10th and 12th dorsal, it makes for the nervous reaction that occurs with such disturbing factors. These are the areas of the greater disturbance, though naturally there are these reflex conditions in the dorsal (upper dorsal) and the cervical, or the gastric plexus and the vagus centers, that make for the dizziness that occurs in the body at times with the quick movement of the body, or the feeling as of being turned around at times; the stooping over or the arising too suddenly or any sudden change will make for a pain in the back portion of the head, and then the dizzy spells occur from a pressure to the top of the head. This is a deflection in the circulation, and it eventually must cause (though only a little is shown in the present) an impoverishment in the blood supply as to the proper amount or balancing of hormones within same, that will disturb the metabolism of the body and make for accumulations of poisons that will find lodgement in some portion of the body unless eliminated.

8. As to the NERVE FORCES, the pressures indicated in the area about the lower dorsals make for a sympathetic reaction to much of the circulatory forces, as well as the irritation of a rash that occurs at times; as white spots on the skin, or blotches; those tendencies for the filling of the pores of the skin in exposed portions, as on face and neck and hands at times, even on arms and at times on the back is this shown - just above the waistline.

9. In the functioning of the ORGANS themselves, as indicated, the disturbance here we find more a sympathetic nature than organic in the present. However, irritations arise at times from the disturbed circulation through the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, the assimilating forces, the activities through the lacteal forces, the excretory functions as related to the lower hepatic circulation or the kidneys; the inflammation that naturally may arise from disturbed circulations through the pelvic organs. Thus the whole of the body itself is affected at times, in the sympathetic or the vegetative forces of the nerve system and the imaginative forces of the body. So, there are the tendencies for the body to become irritable, easily depressed, and those things from the exterior have an overpowering reaction upon the body. This is purely from a sympathetic condition existing with the organs and the repressions shown in the lower dorsal area.

10. Then, in meeting the needs of the conditions, as we find:

11. First we would have about two weeks of deep osteopathic manipulation, three times a week, with special attention for adjustments in the 10th, 11th and 12th dorsal area; correlating or coordinating the upper dorsal and cervical, to be sure, with the rest of the system so that drainages are set up through the alimentary canal as related to the respiratory system and the activity of the liver and the organs of digestion.

12. So, during the two weeks there would be six treatments; you see.

13. Then we would have a rest period by leaving them off for a week.

14. During the week of rest from the osteopathic treatments, we would take properties internally prepared in this manner:

Sulphur..................1 heaping tablespoonful,
Cream of Tartar..........1 heaping tablespoonful,
Epsom Salts (Preferably the anhydrous, or that purified).......1 heaping tablespoonful.

    Stir and dissolve this mixture in 6 ounces of WARM water.

15. Take a tablespoonful of this solution before the morning meal, stirred into a glass of water - to which there would be added 5 minims Spirits of Camphor. Take the same dosage before retiring in the evening.

16. Continue in this manner for three days. Then leave off one day. Then take the properties again for three days. Leave off two days, or rest two days.

17. Then begin again with the osteopathic treatments TWICE each week, for two weeks. Rest a few days.

18. And THEN we would begin with the use of the Radio-Active Appliance that will be alternated in its application; the right wrist, left ankle; left wrist and right ankle. This would be used each day for an hour, for a period of two to three weeks. The vibrations from same are to be created in the regular order, you see; that is, by putting the appliance in ice - with the parts intact, so that the anodes are kept clean; keeping the plates in contact (when in use) with the wrist and ankle, in such a manner as to change the circulatory forces, and to equalize the circulation.

19. Keep the diet rather alkalin-reacting. Beware of white bread at any time. No FRIED foods. Do not take great quantities of potatoes or rice; unless the rice is the uncut or unpolished - that is, the brown rice, for this may be taken occasionally as a necessary element to produce the active forces in the assimilating system. One meal EACH day should consist of green vegetables raw. No large quantities ever of sea foods. Beware of shell fish, especially; though broiled or boiled fish may be taken at regular periods.

20. Do this, and we will bring normalcy for this body of [982].

21. Ready for questions.

22. (Q) What is the cause of my dizziness?
(A) The disturbance in the circulation. Or the incoordination between the eliminating systems produces an irritation to the secondary cardiac plexus that is reflex in its nature; and, as indicated, throws a pulsation to the base of the brain, allowing dizziness - as WELL as forming those conditions in the superficial circulation as indicated.

23. (Q) Should any local application be made to the places on the skin?
(A) Hot and cold packs are the better, if anything is to be applied. Hot as the body can stand, and then a very cold pack; just a few minutes for each. Do these things as we have indicated, and we will bring the normal conditions for this body.

24. (Q) Is this condition what is commonly known as psoriasis?
(A) No. [Question 24 submitted by GD, as GD's wrong guess as to type of skin trouble indicated. This question and answer not included in Patient's copy.]

25. We are through for the present.

[GD's note: During this rdg. EC saw figure or drawing which appeared to represent, or to BE, God.]
 



TEXT OF READING 943-17 M 40
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his office, 105th St. & Ocean, Va. Beach, Va., this 21st day of January, 1932, in accordance with request made by self - Mr. [943], of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., through Hugh Lynn Cayce.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Mildred Davis, Hugh Lynn and L. B. Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:40 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Va.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the impressions here of the body - and those conditions and emergencies that exist about same.  Ready for questions.

2. (Q) What is cause and cure for the psoriasis conditions on my body and scalp?
(A) This, as we find, has been given - as to what would cure and relieve the condition. With the present physical condition, of course, it is a great deal better that these manifest themselves in such a manner, than that they be kept in! As is known, psoriasis is - itself - an infectious condition that affects the emunctory and lymph circulation, and causes an improper coordination of the eliminating forces of the system, as in this body. Would this not be thrown off in the epidermis, or the lymph and capillary circulation, with this particular condition of this body, the intestinal tract would be full of pinholes; or, were it to go to the lungs, there would be tuberculosis; were it to go to the valves of the heart, it would be heart trouble - as would be called; were it to go to the liver, it would be cirrhosis of the liver; were it to go to the spleen, it would be a hardening of one end of it; were it to go to the brain, it would be softening of the brain; were it to go to the glands of the throat or thyroids, it would be that of goitre; or were it to settle in some other portion - were it to SETTLE - it would become a tumor of some character or nature.  One should consider that the SYSTEM is builded to RESIST whatever may arise, and it TAKES THAT direction in carrying out for what it WAS constructed, and when it meets obstructions; then it attempts to build around, or overcome, by USING other portions or functionings to carry out its function.
    In the present conditions that exist, these SHOW more in the present than ordinary because of the poisons that arose from the intestinal tract, and in the eliminations of the body - as in the appendicial region. Unless there is extra precaution taken in the activity of the body, there must - sooner or later - arise that wherein operative forces WILL be necessary to PREVENT further inroads of the arising of septic poisons from the continual flow of pus from this area.

As WE would find, were there taken those properties of the ash - with those rays, and the body keep quiet SUFFICIENT period for coagulation to take place - this may be separated, or segregated in the system, and closed; or, if it is carried SUFFICIENTLY the system may absorb that as would be cut off; otherwise there will eventually be, from over exercise, a continual opening of those portions so disturbed, or drainages - and what is ordinarily termed "proud flesh"
arise. In such conditions, then, EMERGENCIES will be necessary - but would be hard to combat!

3. (Q) What dosage of the ash, and how often?
(A) Once a day, a quarter grain - with two to three minutes of the ultra violet, as applied to an area over the 9th, 10th, 8th and 7th dorsal.

4. (Q) Should the ultra violet be applied each day also, after the ash?
(A) That's what has been given, from thirty to forty minutes after the dosage of ash is taken the ultra violet should be applied. It makes quite a difference as to how it affects the system!

5. (Q) What is the present condition of appendix?
(A) Draining.

6. (Q) Is an operation necessary at the present?
(A) As has been given, as exists in the present - no. Would there be carried out that we have given, CONSISTENTLY - unless conditions ARISE - would be the better.  As for the diets that are necessary with such, that which is a well balanced - that creates sufficient of the vitality,
but that does not produce or cause accumulations in any portion of the colon - as to cause the fecal matter to gather, or to expand or dilate, for this would of necessity produce irritation.

7. (Q) What particular types of foods should be avoided?
(A) Too much sweets or too much sours, either!

8. (Q) Should any meat be taken?
(A) Depends upon the character of meat and how prepared! A well balanced diet, as has been given. Use SOME common sense along with it!

9. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 878-1 F 39
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the David E. Kahn home, 44 West 77th St., Apt. 14-W, New York City, this 4th day of April, 1935, in accordance with request made by the sister-in-law, Mrs. [872], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T Edgar Cayce; Hugh Lynn Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mrs. [872].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
10:55 to 11:15 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., La.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body, [878].

2. Now, as we find, there are very definite conditions that disturb the better physical functioning of the body. These have to do with the coordination between the impulses in the circulatory system as related to the activity of the nerve forces and the blood supply, produced by the thinning of the walls in portions of the system of assimilation and in the circulatory forces making for pus formations in same that have made for pressure upon the activity in the nerve and mental forces - as well as in the physical forces of the body. And these bring about the incoordinations as we find in this body.

3. These, then, are the conditions as we find them with this body, [878] we are speaking of:

4. The BLOOD SUPPLY indicates a disturbance both in the assimilation and in the manner in which the infectious forces are from leakages in the lacteal duct centers and those that would radiate between those and the lower hepatic circulation, through the activities of the pelvis organs as related to that assimilated; that make for this stimulation - and these corded conditions that appear along the lower portion of the dorsal and upper lumbar areas. These are the areas from which, in the cerebrospinal system, we may find the reflex forces that are shown by the nerve centers or ganglia in the lower lumbar and lower dorsal area.

5. In the NERVOUS FORCES, as indicated, this shows for an activity that makes for the nerves of the cerebro-spinal and of the sympathetic not coordinating in their activities through the body; but bringing rather the incoordinations in the impulses and in the activities for the physical forces of the body.

6. As to the general physical organisms, all of these show the disorders that occur from these at times; making for varied conditions that arise, and showing in the manner in which the circulation through portions of the organisms affects the system.

7. In meeting the needs in the present, as we would find, there are those necessary influences to be builded to make for that upon which the stabilization of the physical body may be brought to better conditions, or for those things that would make for the proper corrections that would maintain their reactions in the body.

8. First we would prepare, then, a compound in this manner:

9. To 1 gallon of distilled water, we would add:

Wild Cherry Bark................1 ounce,
Sarsaparilla Root.............1/2 ounce,
Yellow Dock Root..............1/2 ounce,
Burdock Root..................1/2 ounce,
Dogfennel.....................1/4 ounce,
Buchu Leaves..................1/2 dram,
Mandrake Root...................3 grains.

    Boil this together for sufficient time to reduce, when strained off, to 1 1/2 pints. When strained, and while warm, add 3 ounces of pure grain alcohol with 2 drams of Balsam of Tolu cut in same. Shake the solution together before the dosage is to be given, which would be 1/2 teaspoonful 4 times each day, before the meals and before retiring.

10. Each of these ingredients is to act upon or influence the digestive forces and make for such changes in the assimilating forces that the reactory forces from the plain Radio-Active Appliance may equalize the circulation the better, you see.

11. We would also make a general massage just before each application of the Radio-Active Appliance each day. We would make specific corrections in the coccyx area and in the 12th dorsal area, where these lesions as indicated show disturbance; not only as to the pelvic organs but the coordinations in the lower axis of the body.

12. Do this and then, in sixty to ninety days, we would give those changes necessary to bring the better conditions for this body of [878].

13. Ready for questions.

14. (Q) How often and for what period of time should the Radio-Active Appliance be used?
(A) As indicated, each day - AFTER the massage and the correction in the coccyx area and the last dorsal center, see; coordinating with, of course, the axis of the body. As for the period of application, from thirty minutes to an hour.

15. (Q) If these treatments are followed, will the body ever be normal or near normal?
(A) This will, of course, depend upon the body-response.  But as we find, these will make for such corrections that in the sixty to ninety days there may be given as to what percent there will be the normal balance in the coordinating influences through the body, see?  First do these as indicated. This is slow, but it has been a growth, a change. But being persistent and consistent, we should bring better conditions for this body.

16. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 840-1 M ADULT
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at 1867 Kalorama Road, Washington, D.C., this 23rd day of February, 1935, in accordance with request made by the self - Mr. [840], new Active Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., recommended by Dr. [701].

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mr. [840].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:25 to 11:45 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. Washington, D.C.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [840] and those conditions that disturb the physical forces of this body. These, as we find, are rather subtle in their nature. And while they vary at times as to the effect that is produced in the system, there ARE periods in their reaction when they cause a great deal of uneasiness and distress for the body.

2. These, as we find, are the conditions - then - that disturb this body, [840] we are speaking of, present in this room:

3. In the BLOOD SUPPLY we find the effects of those conditions that are the causes or the basis of the disturbing factors in the system. For there has been for some times back a tendency for the thinning of the walls of the jejunum, through which there have been poison seepages for the emunctory and lymph circulation. Hence the body may be termed, by those who have administered for the better physical forces, as one thin-skinned, or absorbing or taking on the influences of vibrations from without itself; being made supersensitive, as it were, by the effects and the attempts of the sympathetic nervous forces and systems of the body to meet these varying conditions. These, as we find, that caused this first, were in times back when there were the absorptions by the system of a condition which attacked the blood supply itself, as a rash, as an irritation, as a high temperature that arose from same, that called for or produced those reactions in the body.

4. Then these began, as it were, in the effect upon the ORGANS of the system as through the respiratory system and through portions of the sympathetic circulation, or the superficial circulation of the body; as sort of a rash, or irritations, or places where these caused irritations to the body.

5. The effect to the lungs, the kidneys and liver from such a variation through the circulation has made for, then, a complication or a combination of disturbing factors. These, as we find, then, are the reflex forces and the reactions to the organs of the system through those toxic forces that have caused and do cause the distresses through the body; producing tiredness, incoordination in the digestive forces; at times unable to concentrate upon those activities as desired; in the fingers and in the hands and the lower limbs at times as a heaviness. These all arise from these disturbing forces as indicated that arise from such activities in the body itself.

6. In meeting, then, the needs of these conditions as we find for this body, [840] we are speaking of, present in this room:

7. First we would be very mindful as to the character of the diets for the body, and MOST particular as to the character of the water that is taken for those activities with or to supply the natural flow or flushing for the body. The waters about and around the body are of the nature that are hard for, or hard upon, those conditions in the system where there is already an irritation to the organs of assimilation, the organs of elimination and the respiratory system. Hence we find sort of an accumulation from same. We would not take any water unless it carried either a small quantity of lithia, elm bark, or Saffron or the conditions that make for the correcting of toxic forces along the flow of all the intestinal tract, from the mouth throughout the alimentary canal, or the natures that combine with these to make for better conditions. In this proportion we would use these:

8. To the normal water that may be had in the surroundings, we would add to each gallon (to be kept for drinking water, you see) a five grain lithia tablet. Dissolve this and it would make about the proper proportion, and it would be added and dissolved in same preferably after the ordinary water had been boiled - or had come to a boil and strained or filtered off before used. Then when this is to be taken, once or twice a day we would have just a pinch of the elm bark (between the thumb and forefinger) in a glass of water - the ground elm bark. If it is more preferable, it may be used with a small piece of ice in same; this would be all the better, but stir same and let it stand for a minute or two before it is taken. We would also, from the same type of water, have the Yellow Saffron - the American Saffron is correct, or may be used if so desired. This would be the proportions of about a heaping teaspoonful to a gallon of water. This preferably we would make in an enamel container or in a glass container, preferable to the aluminum. This would be allowed to steep as would tea. Then it may be drawn off and kept as a portion of the drinking water to be taken at the regular intervals when the body desires water.  Not that there would never be any of the regular routine or drinking of water outside, but let the most - and as much as possible ALL - that is taken either carry one or the other of those properties as indicated. This would be the first precaution, for - while it is, of course, slow acting it will make for a cleansing of the kidneys, a better activity through the alimentary canal, clear those tendencies for the poisons to accumulate through the lymph and emunctory circulation, and overcome these tendencies for toxic forces to arise in the body that affects the body throughout.

9. In the matter of diet itself, we would have this as an outline, though - to be sure - this may be altered from time to time to suit the tastes of the body:

10. At least three mornings each week we would have the rolled or crushed or cracked whole wheat, that is not cooked too long so as to destroy the whole vitamin force in same, but this will add to the body the proper proportions of iron, silicon and the vitamins necessary to build up the blood supply that makes for resistance in the system. We at other periods would have citrus fruits, citrus fruit juices, the yolk of eggs (preferably soft boiled or coddled - not the white portions of same), browned bread with butter, Ovaltine or milk; or coffee, provided there is no milk or cream put in same. Occasionally stewed fruits, as baked apples with cream, stewed figs, stewed raisins, stewed prunes or stewed apricots - these may be taken in preference to same. But do not eat citrus fruits at the same meal with cereals or gruels or any of the breakfast foods.

11. During the morning we would have a malted milk, between this and the lunch hour, you see; preferably with a raw egg in same, or there may be a taste or two of the spirits frumenti - only sufficient to make for strengthening.

12. Noons - preferably raw fresh vegetables; none cooked at this meal. These would consist of tomatoes, lettuce, celery, spinach, carrots, beet tops, mustard, onions or the like (not cucumbers) that make for purifying of the HUMOR in the lymph blood as this is absorbed by the lacteal ducts as it is digested. We would not take any quantities of soups or broths at this period.

13. Evenings - broths or soups may be taken in a small measure at this meal; but let it consist principally of vegetables that are well-cooked and a little of the meats such as lamb, fish, fowl - these are preferable. No fried foods for the body.

14. Occasionally we would have corrections in a chiropractic manner, and ESPECIALLY as to the pressures about the lower lumbar and the coccyx area; COORDINATING these with the area
in the cervicals where the cardiac and the sympathetic forces cross to the head and nerve forces of the body. These we would take for one to two weeks, then we would rest or leave off for a like period, you see, and then begin again.

15. Following these, we would not take medicated forces. When it becomes necessary for the digestive forces, use rather the Alcaroid in small quantities to reduce that tendency for the
lack of digestive forces. But if these waters are taken, and the adherence to the activities, we will bring near normal conditions for this body.

16. Ready for questions.

17. (Q) Will I be able to remodel the home at [...] St., Newark,
N.J., for the best for all concerned?
(A) As we find, these arrangements may be completed and would be for the better for all concerned. Keep the health first in those ways indicated, and the material and mental forces will come in a much better way and manner.

18. (Q) How can I build my body so as to fill out my face more with flesh?
(A) By following those suggestions, as we find, we will come to a near normalcy, and the proper balance of weight for this body; which, of course, is to make for the better OUTLOOK or the better activities through the system and make for normalcy for same. Follow those suggestions first as indicated, that we may be rid of the toxic forces in the system by the administering of those things; by the diets as indicated in such measures as to make for better assimilation and better blood flow, coordinating these through the corrective treatments in the areas indicated. Hold to these, for they cause a growth from within.

19. (Q) Will I accomplish my purpose of following out my plan for steam engineering unlimited tonnage license and also stationary engineering?
(A) These are indicated as a portion of the experience of the entity. These depend, of course, upon the application and the abilities of application, as upon the ability for concentration, which - of course - moves around in a circle again. These are indicated as being a portion of the entity's experience. Follow these things as given, then, and we will bring the better forces for this body.

20. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 745-1 F ADULT
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the David E. Kahn home, 44 West 77th St., Apt. 14-W, New York City, this 25th day of November, 1934, in accordance with request made by the aunt - Marquise de [743], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Hugh Lynn Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Lucille and David E. Kahn. Also Helene Hadley, Helen Ungerleider Goldstein & husband.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading Seine et Oise,
3:40 to 4:10 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. France.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, it's nine-thirty. We have the body here.

2. Now, as we find, there are disturbing conditions that without correction may become not only disagreeable but may cause much disturbance in the better physical forces of the body.  These, as we find, have to do with specific conditions that exist with this body, [745] we are speaking of.

3. These are the conditions, then, as we find them with this body:

4. First, in the BLOOD SUPPLY there are the indications of poor eliminations. While the activities in the system would first indicate these are not of a great disturbance, the conditions are rather of an unseen or hidden nature; arising from the effects of a disturbance had some time ago, where the nature of congestion has affected the lymph circulation more specifically in the jejunum circulation. We have from same some perforations that are of such natures that in the circulation they produce blemishes and spots and conditions over various portions of the body that have not responded to either external measures nor to diet, nor medication. For while they produce a nervousness and a disturbance in the blood supply, these are so hidden that changes that come about in the system make for not exactly a neurotic condition but - with these changes - tendencies for irritations either in the mental being, aggravated by an overacidity in the lower portion or pyloric portion of the stomach, or for too free an activity of the alimentary canal or through same.
    These are the effects of the system's attempting to throw out those fluids or influences in the system to prevent these conditions from being centralized or producing greater disorders or distresses in the system. Hence we have those periods when this only disturbs the general nervous system, producing the tendency of a very disturbed digestive body, or causing indigestions for the whole of the body itself; very violent headaches that make for periods when the body is upset by same. At other periods the rest, the activities through the menstrual eliminations; and causing distresses that have been very disturbing to the physical body.

5. As to the activity upon the organs themselves of the body, while the body is still in that of a developing period (through nearing the third cycle), we find there are those necessary changes to be brought about in the activities both from the physical standpoint and from the mental reactions, that will make for bettered conditions for this body, [745] we are speaking of:

6. The brain forces are very good. The tendencies in those directions for the use of the imaginative forces in the abilities of creating verse or prose activity in the descriptions are very good. Hence the MENTAL forces are active, though these periods of depression and these periods that arise from the conditions - especially where there are the indications in the portions of the body where the blemishes show from this circulation - become very disturbing.

7. In the soft tissue of the face, these disturbances at times also make for disorders that disturb the body - through the soft tissue in the antrum and in the nasal passages. These are the EFFECTS of these conditions when the circulation is carrying poisons that are as seepages from the conditions we have indicated in the lower portion of the duodenum and upper portion of the jejunum. We find these may need local applications, though if the causes are removed much of these would disappear of themselves.

8. In the throat, bronchi, lungs and the larynx, all of these are very good from the organic standpoint, yet there are periods when these also show irritation; as in periods when the throat and the soft tissue in same finds distresses.  While change in climatic conditions may be effective, these return with the periods when irritation either mentally or physically disturbs these forces as described.

9. The heart's action is near normal.

10. The digestive forces, as to the stomach itself and upper portion of the duodenum, are very good; those in the lower portion of duodenum and jejunum and as affected by the gastric flows from an overacidity - these are the areas where the distresses exist, as we find; making for disorders in the organs of the pelvis and in the activity of the eliminations through the alimentary canal - as indicated.

11. Then, in meeting the needs of the conditions for this body, these - as we find - would be the applications that would not only make for the corrective forces but for the system to maintain that equilibrium and that vitality as to remove those that are not only the causes but the effects; and also those tendencies of disturbances that are gradually being builded in various portions of the system - as indicated in the functioning of organs and the general nervous system.

12. Those applications that might be made externally in the electrical forces would be inefficient for these conditions, for they in the greater part would only be effective to the superficial circulation; while the effects of these conditions are produced from the internal and from the lymph and emunctory activity through the trunk or torso itself.

13. First, then, we would change the CHARACTER of water taken by the body. There should be no water taken unless carrying elm bark or Yellow Saffron tea. While these may be in small quantities, the effect of these upon the gastric flow throughout the stomach, throughout the activity of the organs of the system, will so stimulate the walls of the organs themselves as to bring HEALING to those portions that are distressed. Just before the drink is to be taken, we would have a pinch of ground elm bark stirred in a glass of water.

Do not take this after it has stood for longer than twenty to thirty minutes. The Saffron tea would be made in the proportion of three ounces to sixteen to twenty-four ounces of water, steeped as ordinary tea. Let the quantity or the strength be rather in accord with the taste of the body.  These may be altered, or one taken one day and the other the next.

14. Also we would take internally very small quantities or doses of Olive Oil, taken often, for period of three or four days; then leave off for three or four days, then begin again. A quarter to half a teaspoonful every three or four hours during the waking period. (See, the body is sleeping now.)

15. We would apply externally the low form of electrical vibration from the plain Radio-Active Appliance. The attachments would be made each day to the extremities one day first to the right wrist and left ankle, the next day first to the left wrist and then to the right ankle, and so on, alternating in this manner, for an hour each day as the body rests; save during those periods just previous to the menstrual flow, when the attachments would be made one anode first to the 12th dorsal center and the other just across on the frontal bone above the puba - or at the puba bone - which will make for the even flow, the nonresistance forces created by same, and we will prevent those periods of irritation during such times. But the applications in such a manner would only be for three to four days, while the rest of the time they would be to the extremities of the body as indicated.

16. In the diet we would keep rather to the non-acid foods; that is, keeping rather the alkaline-reacting foods; letting one meal each day consist of raw vegetables wholly. With such there may be used an oil or salad dressing.

17. Following these, with these vibrations and with the diet, as we find, we will bring normal activity for the body, [745].

18. Ready for questions.

19. (Q) Are there any special foods that should be eliminated from the diet?
(A) Any great quantity of very highly seasoned or highly spiced foods should not be taken.

20. (Q) Can the body take any kind of alcoholic beverages?
(A) Wines; but not the stronger drinks - not rum or the like.

21. (Q) Are there any other suggestions for the body at this time?
(A) Do these, keeping - of course - the normal activities in the open; these are better for the body.

22. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 641-7 M 27
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc., Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 6th day of June, 1941, in accordance with request made by the self - Mr. [641], Associate Member of the Association.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Helen and Ruby Ellington, and Mr. [641].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:25 to 11:35 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Va.

1. GC: You will give the physical condition of this body at the present time, with suggestions for further corrective measures; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here; this we have had before.

3. As we find, general conditions in the present are very good, though there are still those thinned conditions through portions of the intestinal system, and the chemical forces of the digestive area become easily upset.

4. We would keep to the taking, more often, the Saffron Tea as indicated; and we would change or alternate this at times with Camomile Tea. For these tend to form, in the regular activities of the body, the best in the gastric flows for the intestinal disorder.

5. The chewing of Slippery Elm would also be well. While it would be necessary that this be done in private, owing to the looks of it, we find that it will be most beneficial to the activity of the glands - the salivary glands as well as those in the pylorus, and in the duodenum also.  Swallow the saliva that is indicated in the chewing of same; not the powder, but the bark itself, see?

6. Alternate, though, between the Saffron and the Camomile.

7. Then be precautious as to the diet and the activities.

8. Keep in the sun more; not so much as to cause sunburn, but be in the sun often enough to work up a good perspiration - this would be good for the body.

9. Ready for questions.

10. (Q) What treatment suggestions given in previous Readings should be continued?
(A) As indicated, - especially the Saffron Tea; adding the Camomile Tea as well as the elm.

11. (Q) Does the skin disturbance which I have had lately come from the same cause as indicated in previous Readings?
(A) It comes from the seepages through the intestinal tract.  Hence the supplying of the vital forces in the lymph circulation through those portions of the body; and these we find will be better supplied through those elements indicated.

12. (Q) What causes the lumps on the back of the head?
(A) This is poor circulation. Get up a good sweat and it'll rub 'em down!

13. (Q) What should be done to clear up discoloration of eyes?
(A) The same activities. This is the effect of poor circulation. Getting up a good perspiratory activity, and then taking a warm and then a very cold shower, will be the best.

14. (Q) Suggest any changes in the diet which I have been following that would be helpful.
(A) We would keep rather close to the outlines, though - of course - the seasonal changes made for variations. Plenty of fruits as they develop, and as they are obtainable, would be well, cooked and raw; with plenty of vegetables - not too much grease in same, but the juices and salts of same if they are fresh when gathered; not those that are sprayed or prepared as under preservatives.

15. (Q) Why have I not gained gained more weight since I began taking the Adiron tablets?
(A) Because of the general conditions through the intestinal tract. This as we find will come later, when conditions are improved so that assimilations are better from foods taken.

16. (Q) Should Adiron be alternated periodically with Yeast Cakes?
(A) This would be well, but let at least a week elapse between either of these.

17. (Q) Should the use of enemas be continued to aid in eliminations?
(A) Continue these until there is better peristaltic movement from the better flow of the lymph through intestinal system. In most of these use soda and salt. Do not take them with the plain water.

18. (Q) How often should an eliminant be used for general cleansing?
(A) This depends upon the eliminations. Be sure there is one or two good evacuations each day. When there is not, take something - Castoria or those of the Senna base are the better for the body, this body.

19. (Q) When periodic headaches occur, should any particular treatment be followed?
(A) The better eliminations, and quiet.

20. (Q) What can be done to improve the condition of my hair and scalp?
(A) Wash it oftener and use the Vaseline in same, or vaseline oil, or Vaseline Shampoo after washing. Wash with soap.

21. (Q) What should be done for hemorrhoid condition?
(A) The better eliminations will aid better, and the exercise of morning and evening. Standing erect, gradually rise on toes with the hands gradually raised above the head, and bend forward towards the floor. Do this for at least ten times, upon arising and just before retiring. This will give the better activity to the system, with the general outlines followed as indicated - and these, we find, will be material aids for the body.

22. (Q) Any further suggestions?
(A) Keep the mental attitudes of a constructive and not of a critical nature.

23. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 641-5 M 27
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 29th day of August, 1940, in accordance with request made by self - Mr. [641], Associate Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mr. [641], Mae Verhoeven and Evelyn R. Gimbert.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:15 to 11:25 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Virginia.

1. GC: You will given the physical condition of this body at the present time, with suggestions for further correction measures; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body here.

3. As we find, conditions are not so serious as we have had here before; though there are still the inclinations or tendencies, owing to the indiscretions at times in not being able to have, or not having, the proper diet, and not being consistent with the general eliminations.

4. First we would give that there be begun the taking of ADIRON tablets; one taken each time the body eats. Eat it during the meal.

5. But eat rather regularly, and not spasmodically. Be very consistent with the diets as much as practical; keeping away from sweets, keeping away from meats that are of red or rare meats, - though meats are not harmful that are WELL cooked, save hog meat.

6. The Yellow Saffron (American Saffron) should be taken rather consistently, as a tea.

7. Be sure there are the full eliminations through the alimentary canal each day; preferably use enemas instead of too great a quantity of cathartics or laxatives. But when laxatives are used, alternate with the various properties that have the senna base. These are better for the body.

8. These as we find, if done consistently, should aid in eliminating further the intestinal disturbances; and build the body for better weight, with the addition of the vitamins AND the iron and the silicon in the ADIRON.

9. Ready for questions.

10. (Q) Please outline proper diet that can be followed, considering my being on the road traveling so much.
(A) This has to be considered from the mind, and not from the diet; because it has been outlined as to WHAT things! Then, don't eat those that are not consistent with that! Have plenty of vegetables. To be sure, the trouble here is in their being prepared properly; but the correct vegetables are obtainable in most of the places where the eating is done, - unless it's at a hot dog stand or at a drug store or the like. But go to an eating place - being consistent - and you'll get something to eat!

11. (Q) Should I continue the Yeast Cakes, Malted Milk, Etc.
(A) Leave off the Yeast Cakes if the ADIRON IS to be taken.  If the ADIRON is not to be taken, keep up the Yeast Cakes.  Malted Milks are very well. If you drink two or three of these a day, it will be will for the body; but these are to be taken between meals, not AT the meals, or not having them to supply or take the place of vegetable. These are in addition, so that they work with the gastric flows of the body itself. An egg added to these at times, raw - the WHOLE egg, will be helpful.

12. (Q) Does the skin condition still come from thinning of intestinal walls, as indicated? Would you advise any local application when it is irritating?
(A) As it is a psora [psoriasis] condition, its action or activity is from seepages through the small intestines. Use Resinol, - but use it at night and then you won't have to have it on during the day when you go about and among people.

13. (Q) Is the intestinal condition better than when last Reading was given?
(A) Hasn't it just been indicated that it was better!

14. (Q) Do you find that any benefit to my health would be derived by my continuing to leave off smoking (which I have done for the last three weeks)?
(A) This is very well, if it is satisfactory to the mental attitude. There is no GREAT hindrance from the smoking, in MODERATION. But if there is an excess, to be sure this is harmful. More than ten smokes a day is harmful.

15. (Q) Please explain the relationship between my physical condition and the mental and emotional disturbances which I have at times; giving any advice that would be helpful.
(A) The entity is made up of body, mind and soul. There are spiritual attitudes or ideals, which are the basic forces of an individual entity. The mental attitudes are the building forces; the general physical conditions are the result of not only the mental attitude but of the environs and the surroundings of these. Irritations arise whenever there are disappointments, or the desire of the mental self to make for the ideal relationships to others, especially if there is a physical condition that produces irritation. Then, the correct attitude is to KNOW thy ideal; and to adhere to same AS an example and not as a law for someone else!

16. We are through for the present.

(GD's notes: ADIRON should especially be taken from now through the fall and winter months, as it will build resistance against cold.  Saffron Tea is made in the proportions of half a  teaspoonful to a pint of hot water, allowed to set for about an hour; and is usually recommended as a supplement for drinking water. Consequently, you could make a pint of it each evening and
drink it in several doses as water, or take part of it the next morning before breakfast. It would keep over-night alright, without alright, without being on ice. You might get a small enema bag - syringe - for traveling.  At People's Drug Store they have a small rubber bag, called Goodrich Sojourn, which comes in a little traveling kit and doesn't take up much room. It is very handy to have on hand when needed.  Laxatives carrying a senna base are as follows: Fletcher's Castoria, Syrup of Figs (California Syrup of Figs), Bolls Rolls, Senna Leaf Tea - 5 or 6 leaves put in a cup of hot water and allowed to set, taken before retiring, etc. There are any number of such properties on the market, but you are only to use these occasionally, and even then alternate from one to the other, rather than sticking to one all the time.  If you wish to have malted milk handy to prepare yourself, you might try mixing it with dry milk - which you may carry along with you and use with water in making the drink. Though not as tasty, you could prepare it without sugar and less expensively. The dry milk is sold under the name of Dry Milk or Clem, etc. You might use this twice a day, and have the malted milk at a drug store with egg occasionally.)
 



TEXT OF READING 641-4 M 25
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 18th day of January, 1939, in accordance with request made by the self - Mr. [641], Active Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
11:00 to 11:05 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Alabama.

1. GC: You will give the physical condition of this body at the present time, with suggestions for further corrective measures; answering the questions which may be submitted, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes, we have the body, [641].

3. As we find, conditions are not so well with this body in the present.

4. There is too great an inclination for the thinning of the walls of the intestinal system, that may turn in many disturbing directions unless some corrections are made.

5. First there is the inclination for too great an acidity.

6. Hence, sweets of most every nature should be eliminated from the system; as well as those of any carbonated drinks.

7. More of a milk diet would be well, provided it is more of MALTED than of raw milk.

8. Yeast would be advisable for these disturbances.

9. And we would purify or cleanse the system with a mild laxative, such as Fletcher's Castoria taken for a day; and do not attempt to work in the open, but REST during the day this is taken. Take this in small doses, - that is, half a teaspoonful every thirty minutes, - until the body is THOROUGHLY cleansed.

10. Follow same - the next day after taking the Castoria, you see - with a teaspoonful of Milk of Bismuth stirred in a full glass of water, in which there would also be put nine to ten drops of Elixir of Lactated Pepsin.

11. If after the taking of the Castoria or the flushing of the system, and the taking of the Bismuth tends to cramp, then use a high enema to cleanse or flush the colon; so that the absorptive activities of the Bismuth may be better taken through the system.

12. If there is the continuation of the itching and the tendency for the breaking out [psoriasis follicularis? 8/29/40 See 641-5 Par. 12-A indicating that it is a psoriasis condition.], then repeat the dose - after a few days; that is, both the Castoria and the Bismuth. If it is necessary to take more than one dose of the Bismuth, very well - until we change those activities through the alimentary canal.

13. Keep to more of an alkalin-reacting diet; though bread should form a great part or basis of the diet, see? but WHOLE WHEAT.

14. And cereals should be of whole wheat or Maltex. Citrus fruits of a morning are well, but not those combined - or at the same meal with the cereals, see? At least two or three mornings a week use the whole wheat cereal, then two or three mornings the citrus fruit.

15. Fish, fowl or lamb should be the meats.

16. No fried foods.

17. The Yeast would be taken one cake of a morning OR noon, and one of evening - about half an hour before the meal.
18. Some adjustments through the whole of the cerebrospinal system are also indicated as needed.

19. Do these and, as we find, we may bring the better forces and influences for this body.

20. Ready for questions.

21. (Q) Would Dr. Thompson [D. Carl Thompson, D.C.] in ... be able to give the adjustments?
(A) Be very well.

22. (Q) Any specific directions for these?
(A) As indicated, the whole of the system needs some attention.

23. (Q) Am having some trouble with my gums.
(A) This is from the acidity; and the use of soda and salt as a massage would be most helpful. Two-thirds salt, one-third soda.

24. We are through with this Reading.



TEXT OF READING 622-1 M 29
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Virginia, this 1st day of August, 1934, in accordance with request made by the self - through his sister, Mrs. [413], sponsored by Study Group #3 of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mrs. [413], Esther Wynne, Helen Lynch Hobbs, Mildred Davis and L. B. Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:50 to 4:25 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Va.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body, [622].

2. Now, as we find, there are disturbing conditions in the physical forces of this body. These are rather a combination or a complication of disorders. They arise from some minor disturbances first; and while they have not gotten to that position where they have OVERCOME the physical
functioning of the body, or become so acute as to incapacitate the body, as we find, the vitality is being used up - and unless some corrections are made, either from general conditions or superimposed conditions, there may be brought about acute reactions such as to be very disturbing to the body.

3. These conditions as we find, though, taken in time, or now, might be easily eradicated from the system.

4. Then, these are the conditions as we find them with this body, [622] we are speaking of:

5. The BLOOD SUPPLY indicates an impoverishment throughout the system, and the effect of toxic forces being present in not only the abdominal area but from the lack of a perfect coordinating circulation; and a great deal of the taxation, both as to that which causes the blood supply to be so overtaxed or burdened and the specific conditions, exists in the soft tissue of head, face, especially in the antrum and the mucous membranes or soft tissue of face and head.

6. These naturally, from their disturbance, produce a fullness and a burning sensation at times in the throat, and INVOLVES the organs of the throat; and may, unless these are removed - and the causes removed, bring detrimental conditions in the circulation in the lungs themselves.

7. Also from the seat of toxic forces, or in the digestive tract area, we find in the caecum a disturbance where there has been and is the indication of an overstrain. While inflammation has only arisen at times, it burdens the hepatic circulation - both the liver and the kidneys, with this extra amount of dross or superficial forces to be eliminated; thus causing more toxic forces that more and more disturb the eliminations, creating at times inflammation which finds a response or an indication of same through a form of strept that it produces in the blood stream, thus  becoming a contributory cause to the disturbing forces that have been indicated.

8. In the NERVE SYSTEM, of course, we find a great deal of taxation. This is rather produced by the taxation from other conditions, as we have indicated; yet in bringing bettered conditions this must be considered from a specific as well as a contributory - that is, application to the nerve system to equalize the various forms of disturbances as involved in the disorders in the system.

9. For, as the blood stream has become contaminated, and is both the building and the eliminating - and the nerve forces both sympathetic and cerebrospinal are impulses through which the circulation is carried forward, whether as to replenishing or eliminating portions from the system, it must be materially considered.

10. In some times back we had a condition that existed from toxic forces, or by the accumulations through and to the stubborn condition in an IMPROPER elimination through the alimentary canal. This strain at the time from fecal forces in the system tended to make for a thinning of the walls of the intestines themselves, making a secretion that - having to be taken up by the lymph and emunctories, and the blood being impoverished - produces a rash on the exterior forces of the body at times. This may come from cold or heat alike, or when there is the taking of any foods that carry a form of acid; particularly pitric (?) or citric, these produce an irritation that makes for much of an eczema - yet is NOT of the nature, neither is it purely from exudations from the improper lymph circulation or excretion from the intestines, for it involves the caecum or appendicial area the more and thus makes for a greater irritation.

11. As to the functioning of the ORGANS themselves, as indicated from the character of the circulation in the head, the organs of the sensory system suffer under these conditions; for the blood at first impoverished, and then the impoverishment of the antrum and the soft tissue in the face itself, makes - with the accumulation of forces that segregate themselves, and accumulations that make for poor circulation - in these organs at times supersensitiveness, but the more often irritation to the lymph circulation in the nose and the eyes, affecting the hearing at times also, and making for a condition there that FORMS much as in the reflex of a catarrhal condition. This, naturally, would be the result of those poisons from the condition in the lower portion of the jejunum and just before the small intestine enters into the caecum or the colon itself.

12. In the lungs and bronchi there is reflex irritation from those conditions as indicated.

13. Heart's action irregular, though not organically disturbed; more reflex.

14. Digestive system at times apparently most anything will digest, and at others scarcely anything at all will be digested in its proper way and manner. Lack of the proper amount of the lacteals, and a superabundance of the hydrochlorics or the elements lacking are iron, silicon, phosphorous and iodine. These are as would be indicated, unless there is added to the system these in such a way and manner as to be assimilated, not only from the foods but from properties taken into the system that will effect and maintain nearer a coordination in the functioning of the impulses to the organs themselves; they would produce an improper distribution.

15. As we would find, then, these would be the manners first to approach these conditions for making the corrections, and for bringing about a permanent relief. While no portion of the system must be neglected, it will be necessary that we BUILD something for the body to make for the ability to resist, without drawing on the vitality of the body as it exists in the present, to keep a normal equilibrium in the functioning of the organs throughout the system and thus build up the body as the corrections are made and as the proper secretions are brought about in the functioning of the organs and glands for the activities in the body to be maintained in a coordinating and cooperative way and manner.

16. First we would prepare to be taken into the system, before we begin with a great deal of corrections in the system, a compound prepared in this way and manner:

17. To 1 and 1/2 gallon of distilled water, add:

Wild Cherry Bark.................2 ounces,
Sarsaparilla Root................2 ounces,
Yellow Dock Root.................1 ounce,
Burdock Root.....................1 ounce,
Wild Ginseng...................1/2 ounce,
Buchu Leaves....................15 grains,
Mandrake Root....................5 grains. (Not drams, but GRAINS)

18. Reduce this by slow boiling to 1 quart. Strain. Then add 2 and 1/2 ounces of pure grain alcohol with 3 DRAMS of Balsam of Tolu cut in same. The dose will be a teaspoonful 4 times
each day, before each meal and before retiring.

19. With this as a tonic, with the quantity and way the properties are put together, we will add TO the system's vitality and build up resistance.

20. Soon after the tonic has been begun, begin with high enemas.  The first week take one on Monday and one on Saturday. Then skip a whole week or ten days; then take another.

21. We would also begin with a spray for the nasal cavity and to be gargled for the throat, prepared in this way and manner:

22. To 4 ounces of grain alcohol (85% proof rather than 195%, you see), we would add:

Oil of Eucalyptus...............20 minims,
Benzosol (solution of)...........5 minims,
Tincture of Benzoin.............10 minims,
Rectified Oil of Turp............3 minims,
Tolu in solution................30 minims.

23. When this is put together to be used in the spray, add an EQUAL quantity of distilled water. For the gargle, use full strength. If a teaspoonful is used in the spray (DeVilbiss spray is well), add a teaspoonful of distilled water; and if it is warm the least bit, all the better.

24. Be mindful of the diets, that we keep more in an alkalin reaction. And because the appetite is improved after the first week, don't overeat! Beware of melons of any kind.  Eat as many pears as the body can well assimilate. Eat at least three each day. Quantities of grapes may be taken
also. Peaches - only a very few of these should be used. No apples. No bananas. Citrus fruits. And little or no meats save lamb, fowl, or such; and none of these fried.

25. Should there come more inflammation by the use of the first two enemas, we would apply a Castor Oil pack over the caecum or appendicial and liver area. This would be left on for
about three hours, you see, in the evening when the body is ready to retire - or resting. When the pack gets cold, take it off and apply another one; saturating the body so it absorbs.

26. Then the next evening, following the evening when the Castor Oil pack is used, take 5 grains of Simmon's Liver Regulator, in the powder.

27. Do this. When the whole quantity of the compound has been taken, then we would give further instructions.

28. Ready for questions.

29. (Q) What causes my head to ache so violently at times?
(A) Read what we have given! If all these disorders are not enough to make your head ache, it's bad!

30. (Q) What is the condition of my teeth?
(A) The natural condition from acidity. There is needed local attention. Several of them have pus at the base of them.

31. (Q) Is my present condition due to any faulty teeth?
(A) Present condition due to rather a condition that existed sometime back, that arose mainly from constipation.

32. (Q) How may larynx condition be corrected?
(A) This will come along as we change these forces in the body. This will be aided, of course, with the correction of the circulation. This will arise with the next treatments.

33. (Q) How can I clear my resonance chambers?
(A) As indicated.

34. (Q) Is the lack of volume in my singing caused from any physical condition?
(A) The natural condition from the lack of VITALITY.

35. (Q) How may I gain more volume?
(A) More vitality!

36. (Q) Is the present method of voice training correct?
(A) We haven't the present method of voice training; we will look it up! (Long pause) It does very well! You see, there has been some change in the way it was begun from the first.  This last is very much better, and you are greatly improving yourself over some things. But when we gain more vitality, more volume, more strength, more resonance in the throat and antrum, we will be in much better shape! and get some of this fear out of self.

37. (Q) Is there any spiritual advice that I should have for my benefit at this time?
(A) As the emotions of the body are raised to their activities through that which IMPELS the body in its desire and in its desire of expression in voice or song, see that which is ever of a CONSTRUCTIVE nature to others, and it will be more constructive to self!

38. We are through with this reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 475-1 F 16
This Psychic Reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 2nd day of January, 1934, in accordance with request made by her mother, and father, Mr. [4124], Members of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mildred Davis, L. B. Cayce and Hugh Lynn Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
10:45 to 11:00 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., N.Y.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [475].

2. Now, as we find, there are conditions that disturb the better physical functionings of the body. These are rather the specific nature, but are rather hidden as to the causes; and the effects rather than the causes are being ministered to.

3. These, then, are the conditions as we find them with this body, [475] we are speaking of:

4. In the BLOOD SUPPLY there are the indications of the disturbances that exist in the eliminations in the system, and of the thinned condition that has existed and does exist in the intestinal system, especially in the jejunum, where the thinned walls make for a very poor circulation of the lymph and emunctories. Hence this has produced in the circulation, in the capillaries and in the emunctories, such a condition as to produce those forces that manifest themselves in the cuticle and in those portions of the body as related to the circulation in the exterior or superficial circulation of the body. Hence the throwing off of refuse or poisons, that produces in this particular condition the abrasions that make for corruption and for roughness of the skin, and discoloration - or redness and spots over various portions of the body, in the exposed parts as well as in the secret portions and in the various portions over the trunk part of the body, more than extremities - save on upper.

5. As to the NERVE FORCES, these are involved, as we find, in the condition - but are not the causes of the condition, as is the thinned or poor circulation that has been illustrated or shown in other portions of the body; produced, as we find, by the body becoming lacking in elements that made for - first proper coagulation (from used forces of the system).  Then the condition arose wherein the seepage, as might be said, began through the very thinned portions in the system, by an exercise and by the character of diet. And, to be sure, the sympathetic system becomes more involved on account of the tendency for the body to worry or to be aggravated by the disturbance that is very distressing to the mental forces of the body, [475].

6. As to the ORGANS of the body themselves, we find these are involved somewhat - to be sure. For, if the glands and the organs of the system are in accord - or cooperative in their activity, and if the diets are kept any way near normal, the necessary balance in the elements would be kept; because the body does produce - with the glands and the organs of the system - the necessary elements by absorption, or digestion and absorption and assimilation for the system.

7. Hence we find both the liver and the spleen involved in the condition; the spleen sympathetically, the liver rather scant in activity through the bile ducts that act upon the lacteal forces that are created for assimilation in the body.  And great stimulation as of greases or any condition as in candy, that produces a wrong reaction in the digestive fluids for the body, makes the tendencies for the accumulations in this particular body that produce or aggravate the condition.

8. Then, in meeting the needs of the conditions for this body, as we find, the applications that are  being made for the superficial circulation (by the activity of high voltage of electrical forces) will STOP the condition, but ONLY drives same internally - unless there are those activities within the body to produce a normalcy for the tendencies that have aggravated or caused the disturbance.

9. Hence, the application of the high voltage or X-Ray or any electrical forces is beneficial, but the diets - as well as the influences that make for assimilation - must be watched closely.

10. Hence, as the changes have been given for the diet at the present time, these are good. However, as we find, if we will add these properties to the system ALL will be more effective in their activity, and the sooner the relief for the body:

11. Take, then, as an addition to what has been given - but be consistent, more consistent with the diets of the body, see? olive oil in very small quantities, but often, during the day. Take a quarter teaspoonful at least every two or three hours, see?

12. We would also, morning and evening, take at least an ounce of Yellow Saffron water - or Saffron to which has been added water as a tea, which would be not only effective to the
digestive forces but with the gastric forces that naturally arise in the stomach and digestive area - added with the small quantities of the olive oil - would supply food for the system and cause a tendency for an accumulation of those forces that will aid in not only ridding the condition from
the blood but will aid the supply of lymph and emunctory circulation through the digestive system, and bring healing to internal forces of the body.

13. Be most careful that the X-Ray is not too severe so as to burn tissue; and no quantities of sweets either candies or pastries - should be taken, ESPECIALLY while the electrical treatments are being applied.

14. Ready for questions.

15. (Q) Will this treatment relieve the condition without leaving scars?
(A) As there is the tendency for the stopping of the accumulations in the skin, it would be well to massage these portions with Camphorated Oil, as this will tend to soften the skin and aid in keeping scar tissue from forming. Not too often, but when ready for retiring massage gently over those portions affected. Camphorated Oil. But we would add the other things as suggested. In preparing the Saffron, the American Saffron is efficient. We would put about a heaping teaspoonful of the Saffron in six ounces of water, and let it steep much as tea would. This is more preferably taken when warm, but if the taste or palate acts better when it is cold, it is all right - but it is more effective warm.

16. (Q) What should be done to correct the nail-biting habit?
(A) As indicated, this is the effect of nervousness - from the gnawing that has been indicated that has been existent for some time in the system, see? And with these corrections, and with the tendency for the body to watch or be careful with self, this may be eliminated from the habits
of the body. For, if we take away the cause the habit is more easily changed. For, we correct habits by forming others! That's everybody!

17. That is all the questions.

18. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 389-1 M 55
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 11th day of August, 1933, in accordance with request made by his son, Mr. [416], new Associate Member of the Ass'n Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Mildred Davis and Mr. [416].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:30 to 4:00 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., N.C.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [389].

2. Now, as we find, there are conditions that disturb the better physical functioning of the body.

3. While these conditions in the present have not assumed such proportions as to other than occasionally give distress and uneasiness, unless there are measures taken to reduce the conditions there may be expected a stroke to ensue.

4. The conditions, then, are of a specific nature, and they have thinned the walls of the blood circulation through those portions of the system where the plethora in the colon is indicated, and where the pressure in same makes for the dizzy feelings that come over the body. And the poisons from same at times produce an extreme high blood pressure. It is at present 168, and should not be more than 148.

5. As to distresses, then, these are the conditions as we find them with this body, [389] we are speaking of:

6. The BLOOD SUPPLY indicates the character of the toxic forces that disturb the body, for the pressures existent in the transverse and the head of the descending colon cause a character of indigestion. They keep a tendency of a deep internal circulation with little superficial or capillary
circulation, except when there is the attempt of the body to adjust itself; when the walls of the circulation in the arteries that supply the digestive area - as through the colon area - are overflooded. Then we have the tendency for a clamminess in hands and in extremities, followed or preceded (dependent upon the cycle of circulation) by cold sensations in the extremities.

7. The manner of repression through the pressures here produces in the circulation the low pulsation and high blood pressure, for the pulsation to the extremities becomes slow; the body feels sluggish at times, not resting as well as it should - feeling as tired of mornings as, or more so than, when retiring in the evenings.

8. In the NERVE FORCES of the body, the pressures as indicated in the left area of the body (transverse and head of descending colon) make a pressure on the left side at the 8th and 9th dorsal center. Hence the disturbances in the circulation, as to the reaction in the right side of the body; for these (as seen and understood) CROSS the cerebrospinal plexuses in the various centers along the cerebrospinal system. Hence the right side of the body is the greater disturbance in locomotion (from the left portion of the body), or right leg, in the arm, in the face even at times - as of drawing, by the pressure that is made there.

9. As to the functioning of the ORGANS themselves:

10. Brain forces are good.

11. The activities of the body, when not under this stress, are good.

12. Organs of the sensory system, in their functioning, show the excess of nerve energy. Hence at times there are periods when there is a blurring of the vision, an impediment in the speech, a reaction to the auditory forces - so that the left ear gives disturbance of not hearing so well; at others all of these reactions are super-sensitive, and the vision - while far-sighted - is GOOD; at others shows the diffusions, by the pressure in the nerve system.

13. Lungs, bronchi - good in their functioning.

14. Heart's action, as indicated from a deep circulation and a high blood pressure, tends towards too large an organ. Not that it is excessive, as yet; but, unless there is an equalizing of the circulation, it must eventually ensue from conditions that exist in the present.

15. The digestive system, as indicated, is rather spasmodic in its reactions; that is, there are periods when the body can digest most anything; others when most everything disagrees with the body.

16. The eliminations and activity of the intestinal tract, and the assimilations in the body:

17. Assimilations work with the digestive forces, in that at times these are very good.

18. The eliminations, through the drosses - or alimentary canal, have long disturbed the body. While there has been given an activity that has, in a manner, kept the body going, the gradual dilation of the colon - and the clogging of the system, with the poisons from fecal forces not eliminated, has produced, does produce, the distresses with heart's action, the circulation, and the excess poisons in the body.

19. Then, in meeting the needs of the conditions, as we find, the greater portion of that which may relieve the body entirely may be done by self - or at home.

20. First, we would obtain an elevator syringe, [Tyrrell's?] and - for the first three or four days we would, each evening - evacuate the colon; GRADUALLY. Do not attempt to relieve ALL the pressures at once, but by taking the high enemas we will reduce the pressure to almost normal - and relieve these conditions.

21. When the gallon and a half of water is put in the syringe, let it be tepid - not cold, not hot. First we would take pure castile soap and make the water not too soapy, but just so it shows in the water - see? We would also put with this two tablespoonsful (in the gallon and a half of water) of Glyco-Thymoline, as an intestinal antiseptic.

22. After the four days, then take the enema every other day for about two weeks.

23. After the two weeks, take it about once or twice a week.

24. By this time we will have evacuated the fecal forces from the alimentary canal.

25. We would also, to aid in this, about once each week use the castor oil packs across the liver - and let them extend across the abdomen, or just below the stomach, see? So they cover the area of the upper portion of descending colon. The packs would be made by using heavy flannel dipped in WARM - not too hot - castor oil; wrung out, but placed directly on the body, and let them remain over the whole part for at least an hour and a half to two hours once or twice a week, see, as indicated.

26. Also we will find that it would be well to use these as eliminants (while all these others are being taken, see?):

27. One evening take a tablespoonful of Milk of Magnesia.

28. The next evening take a tablespoonful of Milk of Bismuth.

29. The next evening take an Alophen pellet.

30. Then rest three days. Then begin over again.

31. We would also have an electrically driven vibrator to, at least once each day, (and this preferably of a morning) give a vibration along the whole of the cerebro-spinal system.  It should necessarily be given gently; yet stimulate these centers until the soreness leaves the body - in the 8th and 9th dorsal area, in the 3rd and 4th cervical area, and ESPECIALLY in the 1st and 2nd dorsal and the 4th lumbar area.

32. In the diet, be mindful that not too great quantities of meat are taken - and NO hog meat of ANY kind. A little crisp bacon may be taken of MORNINGS, but not too much of this.

33. This would be rather as an outline for the diet, though this - to be sure - may be altered at times to suit the tastes of the body:

34. Mornings - citrus fruit or cereal, but do not use cereals and citrus fruit at the same meal! Stewed fruits or fresh fruits, with a coddled egg - with butter and bread; preferably whole wheat bread. A little coffee may be taken.

35. Noons - preferably vegetable or meat broths; not necessarily strained, but none of the meat itself - though vegetables may be included; and a quantity - or a good meal at this period
of GREEN vegetables.

36. Evenings - cooked vegetables, with the tendency towards those that are alkalin in their reactions; that is, two vegetables ABOVE the ground to one below the ground. When meats are taken in the evening these would be of fowl or liver, but do NOT eat ANY meats with quantities of grease or that are fried!

37. Follow these conditions, or these instructions, and we will find that in six to eight weeks the body will be near normal in its reaction physically. Leave these off and it'll be rather bad for the body.

38. Ready for questions.

39. (Q) What causes the trouble in the side - right side?
(A) This is from those dilations in the colon, and is SYMPATHETIC - in the caecum area. Hence, as given, in removing these pressures and washing out the colon, do not do too much of it at first - see? but gradually eliminate, and we will find all this will disappear.  Follow these as we have outlined, and these may be done by self - or at home, see. But be consistent, and persistent.

40. (Q) How long at a time should be vibrator be used?
(A) Fifteen to twenty minutes.

41. (Q) How soon should this treatment be started?
(A) Of course, the sooner the better. In the next day or two, but do not delay; for, remember, these pressures and the activities are a strain on the body - and a stroke AVERTED is certainly many years added to the life of the body-physical!

42. We are through for the present.
 



TEXT OF READING 315-6 M 34
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 20th day of February, 1941, in accordance with request made by the self - Mr. [315], Associate Member of the Ass'n for research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce, Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.

R E A D I N G
Time of reading
10:50 to 11:00 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., N.Y.

1. GC: You will give the physical condition of this body at the present time, with suggestions for further corrective measures; answering the questions, as I ask them:

2. EC: Yes.

3. As we find, there are many changes since we last had the body here.

4. In the present there is more of the ACUTE condition.

5. The applications of the hydrotherapy nature would be the better; for the cold, the congestion, the muscular aches, the sneezing, the fullness in throat and head, the achings through the shoulders.

6. We would take the COMPLETE hydrotherapy applications. Begin with the shower, and then have the dry heat first followed by the steam - or in combination with the steam bath; then the
sitz baths, and then a thorough - THOROUGH massage! not so much adjustments but thorough rubs, with some good skin stimulant as the pine oil or a mixture of olive oil and pine oil.

7. It would be well also for a colonic irrigation to be given with the first applications.

8. Then in two or three days repeat the whole procedure, except the colonic - do not give another colonic irrigation so soon after the first, but repeat all the other applications.

9. And these as we find will bring about changes that will be most helpful as curatives as well as preventatives. Have these given at Reilly's, you see; and there will be given special attention. [H.J. Reilly, Ph. T. NYC]

10. Rest sufficiently.

11. Keep the feet dry.

12. For the nasal and throat passages, occasionally use a compound prepared as an inhalant. First prepare a container with two vents in same; that is, a large-mouthed bottle.  Neither of the vents should extend into the solution. Hence use about a six to eight ounce bottle. Have the vents
prepared so that they may be kept corked when the solution is not used. Put these ingredients into the bottle; preferably a dark glass bottle:

13. To 4 ounces of Grain Alcohol, add - in the order named:

Oil of Eucalyptus.....................20 minims,
Compound Tincture of Benzoin..........10 minims,
Rectified Creosote.....................3 minims,
Rectified Oil of Turp..................5 minims,
Tolu in Solution......................20 minims.

14. Shake the solution, then remove the small corks from vents and inhale the fumes deeply in either side of the nasal passage, first one and then the other, and then into the throat. Do not swallow the fumes, but inhale them into the lungs, bronchi and larynx, Keep this on hand and use it every morning and every evening, or oftener through the day, to relieve the burning and aching in the head and nasal passages, face and antrums and the soft tissue of the face.  This will also prevent the fumes of other chemicals [in his work as a photographer] from having an effect upon the lungs themselves.

15. In the diet, - keep away from fried foods or too much starches combined with meats.

16. Do these and we will bring the bettered conditions for this body.

17. Ready for questions.

18. (Q) What should be done for small patches on skin in nature of Psoriasis?
(A) As indicated, the character of the rubs and the establishing of a better circulation - especially through the irrigations, the fumes, the diets, and the precautions in those things indicated, will remove these disturbances.  Get the poisons out of the system through the colonic, the sweats and massages - which will also bring relief from the muscular aches and pains.

19. We are through with this Reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 289-7 M 50
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 28th day of July, 1937, in accordance with request made by the self, through wife - Mrs. [413], Active Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mrs. [413], Esther Wynne, Florence & Edith Edmonds, Myrtle Demaio & Ruth LeNoir.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:40 to 4:00 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Va.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, [289] - we have the body here; this we have had before.

2. As we find, there are the inclinations for the body-physical to lapse to the weaknesses that have been indicated, owing to the lack of proper conditions in the blood stream and the effect or weakening effect it has upon the lungs, the digestion and heart's activity.

3. Hence the inclinations for congestions in the liver, and the burning sensations at times through the activity of the bladder and the kidneys.

4. These as we find are as warnings then, in the present.

5. So we would first have a cleansing, but not of too strenuous a nature - or the arousing to activity of the liver. In this particular instance as we find the better would be with Bromo-laxative Quinine. This is not too severe, unless there is indiscretion in the eating when this is taken; but take of a morning one tablet, in the noon or after the noon meal two tablets, upon retiring two tablets but don't try to work through the next day!

6. When this has acted upon the system, begin with Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic (it's not very tasteless, but it's called that!). This as a stimulant.

7. And use a great deal in the diet of the strengthening foods; as beef juices, fowl or broths of same; and these will aid in cleansing the system at this time.

8. Begin with the use of the enzymes to produce better coagulation, a thickening; or producing a better circulation.  The enzymes without the iron are preferable. These enzymes will be supplied through the properties that have been indicated in which these are carried - Ventriculin; WITHOUT the iron.

9. Massage at times would be MOST beneficial. This given as a Swedish Massage would be more preferable than adjustments, until the body is much stronger.

10. Do that.

11. Ready for questions.

12. (Q) Please describe the present lung condition, or whatever it is that causes the cough.
(A) The LIVER, in the present, causes the cough. This as we have given is a weakness, and a tendency - and it is the congestion in the circulation that is causing the weakness and the inclinations for the cough, rather than an irritation; though, as has been indicated, the massage will tend to loosen the areas about the secondary cardiac area, or the upper dorsal and cervical, and thus prevent the irritations becoming such as to cause greater distress through the lungs. This is still, as we find, blocked; and not a broken condition, but it's in a mighty good condition - unless care is taken - to find a great deal of weakness arising.

13. (Q) In his present condition would it be well for him to use the remedy for psoriasis given in a previous Reading? [See 289-1, Par. 7-A].
(A) This is very well; the elm and the saffron. These, though, do not take until there has been a thorough reaction from the quinine and senna - which are the active principles in the Bromo-Laxative Quinine. This is a bromide, with senna and quinine.

14. (Q) Will it be helpful to have the teeth extracted?
(A) It would be rather irritating for the body at the present, but it would be most helpful.

15. (Q) Please explain the Swedish Massage.
(A) It's Swedish Massage! This is a form of massage that usually accompanies Turkish Bath treatments. It may be described as being between a neuropathic and an osteopathic and a chiropractic treatment, but it is the massaging of the muscular forces of the body - with or after fume baths, or baths where there is a rubdown afterward followed by a massage with oil and then rub alcohol.

16. (Q) The body desires information as to how he may become more spiritual.
(A) Study to show self approved unto the consciousness within; that is, so act, so answer others, that there is no condemnation in self of that you have determined to do.  For the body knows, and yet these reactions oft make for irritations - and the body attempts to justify self by loud talking or no acting on the part of itself.  Just so act that thy criterion or ideal is ever foremost.

17. We are through with this Reading.
 



TEXT OF READING 289-2 M 48
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 10th day of August, 1935, in accordance with request made by the self - Mr. [289], Active Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Mrs. [413] and Mrs. [585].

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:55 to 4:15 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Virginia.
(Physical Suggestion)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body here, [289].

2. Now, as we find, there are disturbing conditions in the physical forces of the body that prevent the normal reactions. There is considerable lack of enzymes in the system. This is produced by improper functioning of organs, producing a very bad coagulation in the system through the blood supply, which is lacking in its elements. There is torpidity in the liver, with those conditions that have been seen in the intestinal system that make for toxic forces, as well as specific conditions that exist in the extremity and in other portions of the body.

3. These, then, are the conditions as we find them with this body, [289]:

4. We find the BLOOD SUPPLY is lacking in those forces necessary for the better coagulation. With the improper distribution of eliminations, and with congestion in one of the organs where the excretory and secretive functionings manifest their activity, these toxic forces are seen as abrasions in the skin, that are a portion of the disturbance which arises; making for that deficiency in the blood stream itself proper.

5. The effect is in the blood supply, in its attempt to make the coordinations.

6. The cause, as we have indicated, is in the functioning of the glands as well as in the excretory functioning of the liver and the tendency for the thinning of the walls of the intestinal tract. These are the causes, as we find, of the disturbances.

7. The NERVE FORCES, naturally, show irritation. At times the body has very little rest; at others the body is, as it were, drugged from the toxic forces when it is resting or relaxed.
At times we find the digestive forces upset by the nervous disturbances.

8. In the functioning of the ORGANS themselves, we find:

9. Brain forces are very good.

10. Throat, nasal passages, bronchi, larynx; these show irritations from lack of the proper flow of the lymph through these organs. This comes at times as phlegm in throat, as a stoppage in the nasal passages, as a swelling of the soft tissue through irritation in the superficial circulation.

11. Lungs organically are very good.

12. Heart's action is irregular, though there is no organic disturbance there.

13. Digestive forces, as indicated, show a sympathetic disturbance in the nervous forces, that are overtaxed.

14. Liver shows the torpidity, and a tendency of spots. Not a cirrhosis [sclerosis] but very much bordering on some EFFECTS of such.

15. Pancreas, spleen and gall ducts show irritation; and fullness in the gall duct, as torpidity in the liver would naturally indicate; as well as disturbances in the jejunum where thinning of the walls of the intestines makes for disturbing forces. [Psoriasis]

16. In the extremity we find a superficial disturbance from the exterior, indicating a character of disturbance in the blood supply and the lack of proper coagulation and flow of the blood or drainages in their proper channels or manners.

17. Then, in meeting the needs of the conditions of this body, it would be well for the body to take the time for adjusting the conditions in the system sufficient that there may be the proper rebuilding and replenishing forces. Otherwise we may find that it will drag along and make for constitutional conditions of a much greater disturbance than is indicated in the present.

18. First, we would begin with the eliminations through the alimentary canal. As there has already been a relaxation through a portion, we would take first the broken doses of Castoria - at least a whole small-sized bottle; taken in doses of half a teaspoonful every half hour until there is a THOROUGH relaxation in the body and the eliminations have begun.

19. Then, after this, take a large dose of Simmon's Liver Regulator, to FLUSH the system, and to make for that activity necessary through the body.

20. After this begin with small doses often of Olive Oil. (Half teaspoonful every hour or so, or sips all during day.)

21. And drink two or three times each day a glass of the fusion of a tea that would make for a changing of the reactions in the system through the lacteals and the lactic acids, that are a portion of the forces in the digestive system. Saffron tea made in the usual manner. [As given in 289-1, Par. 7-A.]

22. These, as we find, will make for the bettering of the conditions.

23. We would make a local application of an ointment to the extremity, prepared with burnt alum or heated, powdered alum, and turpentine, spirits of camphor and mutton suet. Put a quarter teaspoonful of the alum to a tablespoonful each of the other ingredients, or in that proportion; and apply to the area, about the abrasion [from severe (metal?) burn].  [See Par. 32-A below.] While this will require a little time, it will be found that as the system is adjusted we will
make for a bettering of the conditions.

24. When the eliminations have been set up, after the beginning with the Olive Oil and the Saffron tea, we would supply to the system those enzymes necessary for the blood supply - and for the purification and the BUILDING UP of the body itself.  These may be supplied best by the use of the Ventriculin with the iron; WITH the IRON. About half a normal dose would be taken early of morning, even before there is any meal taken.  Then a larger dose, or a full dose, would be taken just before retiring in the evening.

25. These, as we find, with the proper precautions as to the amount of water taken (being sure this is pure, too), and as to the regular activities in the diet, we find that we should build the body up.

26. Keep the diet nearer to those things that are alkalin-producing; or more alkalin than acid-producing. Of course, the proteins are necessary for the body; also a quantity of the carbohydrates. Not so much of the starches, but a certain amount of the carbohydrates and proteins is necessary for the regular activity, which will be balanced with the influences we have indicated in the properties necessary for the replenishing and rebuilding.

27. Do that. Ready for questions.

28. (Q) Just how large a dose of the Simmon's Liver Regulator should be taken?
 (A) About half to a level teaspoonful, if the powder is used. Or a teaspoonful if the liquid is used.

29. (Q) Was the sore which was removed from nose a cancer?
(A) No.

30. (Q) What is the condition of the teeth?
(A) Naturally, with the type of disturbances as we have indicated, the enamel is very much disturbed; poor circulation, and many of the teeth NEED local attention.  Massaging the gums with Ipsab or with equal parts of salt and soda will materially aid in producing a better condition there. However, local attention is needed.

31. (Q) Any indications of strep?
(A) No indications of strep in the present.

32. (Q) Any indications of blood-poisoning from the burn?
(A) These indications are rather, as we have indicated, from the lack of enzymes (that is, resistances, you see) and the poor coagulation. Of course, through excess influences of the nature that would make for infectious forces, disturbances of the kind might arise. But if the proper precautions are taken, the eliminations set up, with the body kept quiet for a day and a half or such matter, we should find these conditions correcting themselves.

33. (Q) Any other advice or counsel at this time?
(A) It would be well for the body to adhere to these suggestions that we have indicated, in this manner, that the system may be given the proper OPPORTUNITY for the response to those influences indicated.

34. Do that. We are through for the present.



TEXT OF READING 289-1 M 46 (Plumbing & Heating Business, Protestant)
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 2nd day of March, 1933, in accordance with request made by self through wife, Mrs. [413], Active Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.  Mr. [289] and Mrs. [413] and H. L. Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
3:00 to 3:30 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. ..., Virginia.

1. GC: You will have before you the body and the enquiring mind of [289], present in this room. You will answer the questions which he will ask regarding his work and physical health.

2. EC: Yes, we have the body, the enquiring mind, [289], present in this room.

3. Ready for questions.

4. (Q) Will you please give the formula for a compound which I can use in my work in cleaning out steam boilers that will be as effective or more effective than Vinco put out by Vinco Co., Inc., N.Y. City.

(A) As we find, there may be added to Vinco - as it is in the present - a simple compound that will make this more effective, and do away with some of those conditions that are often unsatisfactory in the use of same. Cut some zinc in commercial muriatic, in a very small quantity - or what is necessary for cutting same. And to the quantity of Vinco used put this cut zinc, with ordinary Fuller's earth. One quantity of this compound (cut zinc in Fuller's earth) to Vinco would make for a much more satisfactory compound, and do away with the returning of those effective forces in the action of Vinco on the elements, see?

5. (Q) How much Fuller's earth should be used in proportion?
(A) Take the quantity of the cut solution, see, to a third of the amount of Vinco; adding then twice as much in weight, or quantity, of the Fuller's earth.

6. (Q) Will you please give formula for a solution that will be cheaper than Vinco, and just as effective?
(A) Not in the present; we haven't any here.

7. (Q) Please give me the cause and cure for the so-called psoriasis with which I am troubled.
(A) The cause is the thinning of the walls of the intestinal system, which allows the escaping of poisons - or the absorption of same by the muco-membranes which surround same, and becomes effective in the irritation through the lymph and emunctory reactions in the body.  An effective cure for same is first being mindful of the diet, during the periods when these necessary elements would be given for creating those activities within the system to close such conditions:

In the system we would use elm water and saffron water.  These would be taken in the ordinary drinking water, during periods of one, two to three weeks at a time. All the drinking water, carrying, then, either a small quantity of elm or the Saffron.  For this adds to the assimilating system those properties that become effective to the aiding of building within the system itself those conditions that will overcome such activities in the system.  The diet during such periods should be more of vegetables than of meats or sweets, so that there are those reactions that make for better unification in the membranes' reaction within the body.  These will be found to be most effective with this body.

8. (Q) Regarding the work, and the cleaning of steam boilers, if the ingredients given are added to the Vinco would the same quantity have to be used, proportionately? in cleaning?
(A) About a third to three-quarters would be all that would be necessary in quantity, and the necessity of cleaning again would almost be nil. For, with the absorption of those properties created from the action of the Vinco and the elements in the compound given, there is prevented the recurrent conditions necessary for cleaning, see?

9. (Q) Will you give the formula of Vinco?
(A) This is patented! It isn't ours!

10. (Q) Is there any advice for me regarding improvement of my business?
(A) There may be much said respecting business conditions, or as to the effectiveness of the body itself as related to general conditions respecting the business.  In considering all conditions that are existent in the present, if there will be followed much the same manner that has been the policy of the body and the associates (in most conditions, or most cases), and one or two of the particular lines of endeavor followed, there will be found an increase in the business and in the remunerations that come from same.  Especially in this particular field that improvements are being sought; and this will add materially, cutting the cost for self as well as making more effective for those for whom this work would be done. Also in the activities of self as related to improvements on some methods that have been used, relating to some connections that the body has thought and studied on, along the lines of connections especially where check valves or water actions in bath, and the like, have their connections to the various character of outlets.  In these two particular fields may we find improvements brought about. The one in the steam end, quickly; the other - while slow, will soon become a very effective condition.

11. (Q) Will you please tell us how one can make their hair curly if it is straight?
(A) There may be a compound made by the rather simple method of using the lowly persimmon. Take the kernel from dried seed, and an equal amount of the bark from the root of the tree. Put these together with four times the quantity of water (in weight, see?). Then distill the whole; that is, let it stand until it shows it has begun to sour - or until it bubbles, after three to four days; dependent, of course, upon the temperature and the atmospheric pressure in which this would be kept. When distilled to this distillation (once is all that is necessary) add one quantity of bay rum to twenty quantities of the distilled solution. This would then be massaged or washed into the hair; not massaged too much in the scalp, but washed into the hair. And merely running the comb through it can make it as kinky as you want it! [9/8/43 See 1958-4, Par. 17-A recommending above.]

12. (Q) How often should it be used?
(A) How kinky do you want it? Just to wave the hair it won't be necessary very often, except to keep the general conditions. To be sure, it will produce at first slight irritations. The first trial, the first attempts or demonstration may be used on long hair, where it doesn't affect the scalp. It will not be detrimental to scalp, but only produce the feeling as of being drawn tight over the head for a while - the scalp, see? [6/8/34 See 255-13, Par. 9-A--15-A in re manufacture of such a hair curling formula.]

13. We are through for the present.



TEXT OF READING 270-32 M 49 (Accountant, Protestant)
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Virginia, this 12th day of June, 1934, in accordance with request made by the self - Mr. [270], Active Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.

P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Mildred Davis, T. Mitchell Hastings, Jr., and L. B. Cayce. Also Hugh Lynn Cayce.

R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
10:45 to 11:35 A. M. Eastern Standard Time. San Fran., Ca.
(Body & enquiring mind of [270], in regard to his physical, mental and material well-being. Questions.)

1. EC: Yes, we have the body, the enquiring mind, [270]; this we have had before.

2. The body is more affable than ordinary this morning.  Something pleases him.

3. Ready for questions.

4. (Q) Please examine and state the physical condition of my body as you find it.
(A) In some respects conditions are much the same as when last we had them here. There are still those conditions disturbing the body as related to the humor which arises from the poisons in the system, that disturb the coordination between the respiratory eliminating system and perspiratory and the alimentary canal. This, as we have indicated, has tended to weaken some portions of the system, as in the glands of the neck and that condition which has existed in the head and the hair, [thinning hair, baldness] the rash at times - as is now indicated on portions of the body.  [Psoriasis tendency? See 270-33, Par. 8-A.] The specifics as to the use of properties internally in the form of the Ash and the Atomidine, as we find, would be most beneficial to the body in the present. In this manner:
    Take the Ash for periods of five to ten days. Then rest.
    And after a period of a week take another course of same. Do this until at least three to five courses have been taken, taking one-eighth grain dry on tongue (emptying from container) and washing down with water. And we would find it more helpful to use the violet ray following same, in five to ten minutes after each dose has been taken; specifically over the area of the 4th and 5th dorsal to the head and neck; and it would be more beneficial, too, for the application of the violet ray to be over those glands where the swelling is indicated [Goiter, Cancerous?]; for there will be the tendencies for the eliminations and the activities of the Ash in the system with the other glands of the body, by the stimulation in the circulation with the use of Ash to eliminate same.
    The Atomidine we would take each day, mornings and evenings - mornings before the meal is taken, evenings just before retiring; three to five minims in a glass of water, you see; three minims of morning, five minims of evening. Take this for the same period of time, though - as we find - it would be preferable to take it during the rest period from the Ash. Also we would make a lotion for that swelling on the neck, from Plantain and the oil of butterfat. This should be equal parts in weight and boiled together. Necessary that it be made fresh, but massage this once a day - not too severely, but massage gently - local application of same; and with the other properties taken in body we will rid these conditions from the system.
    As to the condition where there has been the colon affectation, there should be kept an adherence to the line of diet that we have indicated, keeping the eliminations in a nominal manner; and the body should be gradually on the improve.  As to the scalp, we find nothing better than the crude oil - small quantity massaged well into the scalp and cleansed with a twenty percent solution of pure grain alcohol. Do not use the denatured in cleansing scalp. Then a gentle massage with pure white Vaseline. This will be well. Do this at least once a month; rinsing the oil from the hair of morning. And we will find this will improve and keep down the irritations in portions of the scalp, stimulating the growth of the hair.

5. (Q) Is there a physical incapacity that impedes articulation, which occasionally causes a jumbled speech?  Please advise a corrective measure.
(A) As indicated, the application of the violet ray over this portion of the system will tend to make for better coordination in the circulation, both superficial and internal, as there is the stimulation to the circulation; and, as we find, this should overcome the tendencies for disturbance in the vocal box.

6. (Q) What causes creaking bones in upper region of shoulders and spine, and what corrective measures are necessary?
(A) The stimulation for a more uniform activity of the circulation as related to the lymph and emunctory activity through the portions should supply the necessary burses about the joints and bones for this to be entirely eliminated. The tendency arises from too little a circulation of the lymph and emunctory, especially about the tendons and muscles. It isn't the bones that creak; it's the muscular contraction.

7. (Q) Why does mucous continue to collect in head and throat, especially during sleep? Will you prescribe a solution for use in an atomizer that will relieve?
(A) As we find, the better than a local application is to remove the causes of the poor circulation; which, as we find, will be maintained by the use of the properties and the application of those things indicated for this particular portion of the body, see? If there is the CONSCIOUSNESS that there is the NECESSITY for a solution, equal parts of salt, soda and cream of tartar dissolved together in three times their quantity or weight of water; this warm, not hot but tepid. Or the Dobell solution, as may be called at times, will rid the mucous; but this will be only palliative unless the causes of same are removed.

8. (Q) As my new eye glasses are not giving entire satisfaction, are other corrective measures necessary?
(A) We are correcting these in the application of the stimulation to the centers specifically in the upper dorsal and cervical area, as indicated, for a better circulation in the sympathetic or sensory circulation. And this should stimulate the activity to such ways and manners that we will have no trouble with the new fitting of glasses. For the measurements are correct, the correction for the tendency for astigmatism in the one eye is correct; the cylindrical measurements in the right eye, as we find, are correct. But the tendency has been to DRAW the eye in the focal vision in the new change, on account of the lack of the circulation to REMOVE and to carry impulse to the optic forces. Hence the irritation that has occurred at times.  With these changes and applications as indicated, this should disappear.

9. (Q) Regarding mental and material: I request through you one thought designed to assist in my efforts to raise above the personal concern of life.
(A) Let that mind be in thee that the application of the abilities of self in the material, in the mental and in the spiritual thought, be above JUST for self. Let the purposes ever be no day without a kind word, a thought of another not in as good circumstance as self. This ideal set as the standard and measurements of self's application will build a consciousness of creative forces in the individual as to bring an expression of this influence in the life.  Let thy mind and thine body-efforts, all of thine energies, be that there may be a greater service to thy fellow man. This will bring the consciousness of that ye seek.

10. (Q) Will the work I now handle be transferred to another department this year?
(A) As we find, while there is the continued effort on the part of those in charge of the affairs of the organization with which the body is associated and active, to combine these in those directions we have formerly indicated, there will not be this change made in the next twelve months. While there had been the contemplated change for last October, yet these were altered by the activities in other transmission lines that made offers in connection with other associations. But eventually these changes will come about.  As to how the body should prepare itself, this has been given - but we do not find these changes being made for at least another two and a half to three years.

11. (Q) Are the plans for this expansion of the Western Union Telegraph Co. so fixed that you can now inform me of them?
(A) As has just been indicated, there will be a closer combine with the Radio, American Tel, International Tel and Western Union, but these will be changed in the future - not in the immediate present.

12. (Q) Is this the change I was advised to accept without cutting self loose from the affiliations that will make for greater expansion?
(A) This the change, as has been indicated; for all transmissions, all expressions in these fields of activity will, in the main, be combined.

13. (Q) Will present over-land lines be abandoned for air channels?
(A) They will not be abandoned for the aerial lines. Not for some years yet. To be sure, in varied portions of the country where there has been and is the continued destruction of such lines through nature, or activities that are beyond the present control of man's activities, these will gradually be put into execution - but for the main trunk lines, be some periods yet.

14. (Q) Pending this development, outline a curriculum I should undertake in preparing self for advancement.
(A) As has been indicated for the body in the previous experiences or expressions of information, there should be the preparation of self in being acquainted with the activities in the various forms of transmission; as in the Radio, the activities that combine same both with the telegraph and telephone in its connection with the radio activity. This only the line through which the body may find the preparations for the greater activity. Still, as we find, if the activities remain as in the present, in the years to come the body will be moved East again.

15. (Q) Should I continue to hold the stock I own in Western Union Telegraph?
(A) Hold it; for Western Union will be split again before the combine with Radio and Telephone, which will make one and a half for one at the present.

16. (Q) Please interpret the astrological situation respecting the economic trend of business and inform me of the outlook to expect for the rest of this year.
(A) As we find, while there are many conditions in some fields of activity that will be in the position of requiring changes in the present status of production in the area for the agricultural activity, the general commercial activities throughout THIS land will continue to be nearer and nearer to a normalcy. To be sure, there will be in various LOCAL conditions that which will affect more or less transmission lines with which the body is associated - be local conditions to be met, but the general will continue on the improve; and, as may be seen in the coming elections in the fall, the general trend of the public opinions as related to the activities in the affairs of the nation as a whole and PARTICULARLY as related to the COMMERCIAL associations abroad - will be for the greater expansion - in the abroad.

17. (Q) Are the efforts of the administration to coordinate the attitude of the classes with the masses developing satisfactorily?
(A) As we said, it will be more SPECIFICALLY and definitely indicated by the attitude and activity of the peoples as a whole in the coming elections.

18. (Q) Will the administration recent legislative proposal to build up a 25-75 silver ratio to gold facilitate international trade?
(A) As indicated in this field of activity, there will be the greater expansion in the relationships of the country with the foreign relationships. But as on the specific basis of the gold and silver ratio, no this will be changed considerably before it becomes acceptable; though the basis of activity is sound and correct, the RATIO will be changed.

19. (Q) When will I receive my share of the operating profits from the Nevada mine?
(A) In March. That's a long time off yet, but there won't be a very great deal before March.

20. (Q) Will sufficient water become available to permit continuous operations of the mill on this property?
(A) Yes; after the middle of August.

21. (Q) Outline a plan to follow in securing a satisfactory buyer and price for the Real Estate at 2314 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.
(A) With those changes that are naturally coming in these surroundings, as indicated before respecting this property specific, it should be followed rather along the lines of the regular channels for the disposition of this; and, as will be seen from the activities in this particular vicinity of this town or city here, we will find this may be consummated in the early part of the coming fall or latter portion of this summer, to the greater advantage, and through the regular channels would be the better manner to build up the connections and associations for exchange or for direct sale.

22. (Q) Since the environments under which my mother lives there are not satisfactory, would it be advisable to move her to California before this Real Estate is sold?
(A) Be satisfactory to move before the real estate is sold, for then there will be more specific effort in that direction.

23. (Q) Are details of the Earth's Eruptions in 1936 so fixed that you can give me an outline of the Pacific Coast area to be affected, along with precautionary measures to be exercised during and after this catastrophe?
(A) All of these are, as is ever on or in such an activity, dependent upon individuals or groups who are in or keep an attitude respecting the needs, the desires, the necessary requirements in such a field of activity. That some are DUE and WILL occur is WRITTEN, as it were, but - as we find - as to specific date or time in the present this may not be given.

24. (Q) Will the drought and heat in the farming area create a shortage of grain and food supplies, or is there ample surplus to meet requirements?
(A) As indicated in times past, the drought will create a shortage, but there is ample to meet the needs for this coming season; for the one following, well - that may be different. For, will not only in this present year have a shortage in the area of grain in America and Canada, but in the coming season in the Argentine, in Australia and Africa will be the same character of shortage. Then in '35 and '36 it will be felt the more throughout the country.

25. We are through for the present.

 
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