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The Apple Diet in the Cayce Readings

(Edgar Cayce Readings, Holistic Health, Wellness Wednesday) Permanent link

An Apple a Day? How about Six?
The Apple Diet in the Cayce Readings

Josephine Adamson, MD, MPH, CMT

                                                                                        

AppleMany people choose to fast for spiritual and/or health reasons. For some it offers a time of focus and reflection. For others it’s a kick-start for changing eating habits and losing weight.

For more than 20 individuals, the Cayce health readings recommended the “Apple Diet” as a three-day cleansing. The Apple Diet was a modified fast where one eats nothing but apples for three days and drinks only black coffee and water. One reading advocated eating at least five or six apples a day.

Apples of the “jenneting” variety were specified in the Apple Diet readings including Jonathan, Black Arkansas, Red and Golden Delicious, Oregon Red, Sheepnose, and Arkansas Russet. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary traces the derivation of the word “jenneting’ to an old French festival of St. John’s Day on June 24. These apple varieties were the ones ripening early in the growing season. Though most of these American heirloom apple types are hard to find, Jonathan and Delicious varieties are available in many large grocery stores. Those apples we now label as chemical-free, “organic,” are preferred. Even back in Cayce’s day, there were concerns about artificially ripened and preserved fruit. Many of our supermarket apples come from orchards as far away as New Zealand! Apples grown as close to the consumer as possible are the best choices.

Baar olive oilAdditional instructions appeared in another reading: “Drink plenty of water, and follow the three-day diet with the big dose of Olive Oil." (1409-9) The doses recommended varied from 2-3 teaspoons (3673-1) to two tablespoons (780-12) to as much as one-half a teacup (6 oz) – which would be 6 tablespoons (1622-1). 


For some individuals the readings suggested that the person repeat the Apple Diet once a month for 2-3 months. For others the readings suggested a quarterly Apple Diet. In all cases, the readings counseled that the Apple Diet would be effective: “This is to change the activity through the whole alimentary canal.” (3673-1)


Instead of choosing a commercially-produced modified fast, the Cayce readings offer us a natural and holistic Apple Diet. 


Please consult with a qualified health care professional before starting any fast or new diet program.

 


JJosephine Adamson, MDJosephine B. Adamson, MD, MPH, CMT, is the Medical Director for Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. She received her MD from Duke University’s School of Medicine and Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage. A former director and co-owner of a medical device company, she has a wealth of experience creating and maintaining health-related non- profit and for-profit businesses. She joined A.R.E. as part of the organization’s renewed focus on the health information, one of the most important, enduring legacies from the Edgar Cayce readings. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the health outreach and administration and interfacing with the stellar staff of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage—which provides a comprehensive education in the art and science of therapeutic massage—and the holistic A.R.E. Health Center & Spa—which provides holistic therapies to clients from around the world in its oceanfront Virginia Beach, Va., setting complete with a Café.

 

Whole Grains to Improve Your Diet

(Holistic Health, Wellness Wednesday) Permanent link

Whole Grains to Improve Your Diet

Josephine Adamson, MD, MPH, CMT

   

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More than 700 of Edgar Cayce's health readings recommended whole wheat or other whole grains, especially as a part of breakfast. Cayce reading (65-1) describes whole grains as foods that "add energy to the blood and nerve supply."

 

Here's a great video that explains what whole grains are and why we should choose them:

 

 

 

Most of us know that whole grains are good for our health, but food marketing can mislead us. Shoppers in a hurry may trust the phrases on the front of a package. By checking the ingredients list instead, we can seek the words "whole" or "whole grain" applied to wheat, oats, rye, and other grains. "Brown rice" is the term to look for when purchasing rice.

 

whole grain stampChoosing foods labeled with the Whole Grains Council stamp of approval is one easy way to recognize healthy whole grains.

 

The Cayce readings warned that we should avoid consuming too much sugar along with our whole grains. Many sugary cereals, for example, tout their whole grain content, but a closer look reveals that sugar, in its many disguises, is a top ingredient. Modern nutrition research reinforces both the benefits of whole grains and the Cayce caveat against sugar.

 

Making healthier food choices like choosing whole grains alone and in bread and cereals is an important way we can improve our health.

 


JJosephine Adamson, MDJosephine B. Adamson, MD, MPH, CMT, is the Medical Director for Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. She received her MD from Duke University’s School of Medicine and Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage. A former director and co-owner of a medical device company, she has a wealth of experience creating and maintaining health-related non- profit and for-profit businesses. She joined A.R.E. as part of the organization’s renewed focus on the health information, one of the most important, enduring legacies from the Edgar Cayce readings. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the health outreach and administration and interfacing with the stellar staff of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage—which provides a comprehensive education in the art and science of therapeutic massage—and the holistic A.R.E. Health Center & Spa—which provides holistic therapies to clients from around the world in its oceanfront Virginia Beach, Va., setting complete with a Café.

 

Cayce's Secret to Staying Young

(Edgar Cayce Readings, Holistic Health, Spiritual Growth) Permanent link

Cayce's Secret to Staying Young 
By June Bro


         

 

june bro white backgroundWhen people hear that I am 95, some of them say, "You look 20 years younger. What is your secret?"

 

Of course I'm flattered, but I'm thinking, "When I look in the mirror I see wrinkles, spots, sagging skin, thinning hair, and flab. And they don't know that my knees don't like to go down steps."

 

My first response to them is that I have some hearty genes from my Scandinavian grandparents.

 

My next response is that when I was born in 1920, the air was much cleaner and the waters were purer (we could drink water from Lake Superior when swimming and camping). We ate a lot of food that was grown locally and the seeds were not altered much, if at all.

 

My third response comes from an experience I had at age 23. Newly married, my husband and I came to Virginia Beach to work with the Cayces and Gladys Davis. Edgar's son Hugh Lynn Cayce, who had managed the office, was now in the Army as part of the war effort. They needed some help. We decided to come.

 

June Bro youngI was in the middle of a Master's degree in music, and my husband was in the middle of a Master's degree in ministry. I left my school where I had a full scholarship and Harmon got permission from the University of Chicago Divinity School to take a year off to do research on the work of Edgar Cayce (which later became his PhD thesis). This was the best decision we ever made in our marriage of 54 years.

 

Without the help and wisdom of Edgar Cayce and his readings, I probably wouldn't be living today. Too much stress is not good for the body or the mind. Edgar's philosophy took away a lot of the stress, fears, and doubts I was feeling.

 

I was brought up a Christian, and had always loved the church and Jesus, but often wondered how I could ever be like Jesus in 80 or 85 years. Then the idea of reincarnation became real for me. In my reading from Mr. Cayce, he mentioned several former incarnations that seemed to fit me perfectly. The idea of many lifetimes to work on relationships and other problems came as a huge relief to me. I didn't have to become like Jesus in just one lifetime. Pressure off!

 

It didn't just relieve the pressure, it also took away my fear of dying. I realized I had died many times. Why should I be afraid? I wanted to shout it from the housetops: You don't have to fear death! More Pressure Off!

 

Like every child, I had a lot of fear about the idea of heaven and hell. Mr. Cayce took the pressure off on that account, too. He said the same thing Jesus had said: we need to learn how to build heaven right here on Earth. Edgar Cayce also taught me this: heaven and hell are both states of consciousness. The more we try to live the "heaven on Earth" Jesus talked about, the more the transition from life to death will be like our concept of heaven. We are talking about the fruits of the spirit here: loving-kindness, joy, peace, patience, goodness, meekness, and temperance-all given in Galatians 5:22-23. If we have tried to develop these fruits, we will take these beautiful states of consciousness with us, and our transition to the next realm will reflect them.

 

"...little by little, line by line, here a little, there a little, do we gain that necessary for the development in and through the ever giving forces, necessary for the transition that must come to each body." (900-64)

 

Edgar said a few nevers that I have tried to observe. He said never to put milk or cream in coffee; to drink soda pop; to eat fried foods. I'm sure there are others, but I have tried to follow these three since I was 23. That has probably helped my body to age well.

 

The mind, too, is a remarkable gift to us. It can be the instrument for choosing the ideals we want to live by. I give thanks for the many chances I have to gain the wisdom I need to make good, holy choices. I want to be able to see God in everyone in spite of what they say or do, to help bring the Kingdom of God closer. Holding on to that ideal is probably the hardest of all attempts to grow closer to God and one another.

 

The biggest and best secret of all is that we can do it with the help of God-whatever name we call Him.

 

Excerpt from June Bro's "The Art of Living" from the Jan-Mar 2016 issue of Venture Inward magazine available to A.R.E. members at Edgarcayce.org/members.

 



JuneBroDr. June Avis Bro  found her life deeply affected by working daily with Edgar Cayce when she and her husband, Harmon, came to Virginia Beach in 1943. She set about sharing her interests with others as a pastoral counselor and minister, as well as by using her skills in the performing arts. She has a graduate ministerial degree from Andover-Newton Theological School, near Boston, and a doctorate from Chicago Theological Seminary. In addition to teaching on six campuses while raising five children, she has been a research assistant at Harvard, lectured and held workshops in many cities, led overseas tours to the Near East and China, and served as pastor. A concert pianist, she has served on the music staff in churches of most of the major Protestant denominations and draws on her background in the arts to illuminate myths, symbols, and dreams. At age ninety, she released her first piano CD called “Soul Soundings,” which is being sold in the A.R.E. Bookstore. Her column for A.R.E.’s Venture Inward Magazine, "The Art of Living" is based on her life reading given by Mr. Cayce in 1944. She wrote the forward to the recently re-released book A Seer Out of Season written by Harmon Bro.

 

The Divine Name and Other Sacred Sounds

(Energy Work, Universal Laws, Holistic Health) Permanent link

The Divine Name and Other Sacred Sounds
By Jonathan and Andi Goldman



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Mantras are "words of power." They are sounds for personal and planetary healing. The word "mantra" is Sanskrit and may be translated as the "thoughts that liberate from samsara (the world of illusions)." Mantras are listened to or recited for many different purposes; as a means of achieving different states of consciousness; to create resonance with specific attributes of divine energy; and to manifest different qualities, from resonating the chakras to embodying compassion. Mantras are found in all the different sacred traditions including Judaism and Christianity—the "Hail Mary" or "Amen" in the Christian tradition, or the "Shema" [pronounced sh’mah] or "Shalom" in the Hebrew tradition are the equivalent of mantras, as is any repetition of prayer, chant, or sacred sound. The prayers, chants, and sacred sounds of the Native American tradition or the Islamic tradition may also be considered mantras. In fact, there is virtually no spiritual tradition, including those of indigenous peoples, in which the recitation of sacred sound as mantra does not occur.


While there are many mantras that are quite long and complex, people are often looking for short mantras that may be easily sounded together in a group. Please note that it does not seem to matter in what pitch, frequency, or keynote the mantra is chanted with regard to the effect of the sound.


OM


body-mind-spiritOf all the sacred sounds on this planet, the one that is most often chanted is the OM. Undoubtedly, at any given moment, there is someone, somewhere, chanting this sacred mantra. The OM is considered one of the oldest vocal sounds in existence—many speculate that it has been chanted for untold thousands of years. It is considered to be the "first of all mantras," the original, primordial sound—the mantra of creation.


OM is a mantra from the Hindu tradition, a Sanskrit word said to be the sound from which the universe and all of creation first manifested. While pronounced OM, certain Sanskrit scholars state that it is written as AUM. Many consider the two words to be interchangeable. OM is said to be the sound that contains all sounds—it is the totality of all other sounds. Swami Sivananda Radha says, "The cosmic sound AUM, or its condensed form, OM, is the origin of all other sound. OM is everything. It is the name of God."


OM is a multi-dimensional sound and as such may be understood a number of different ways. One understanding is that OM (or AUM) represents attributes of the major trinity of Hindu gods: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Another understanding is that the A represents the physical plane, the U the mental and astral planes and the M, all that is beyond the reach of the intellect. AUM or OM is the initial syllable that begins almost all mantras. Thus OM represents the Infinite, the One Mind, the all-embracing Consciousness—that which is the very essence of existence.


THE DIVINE NAME


The Divine Name is a newly rediscovered sound that is universal in its origin and said to be encoded within our DNA. This is not simply a word, but a vocalized sound that can shift the vibratory rate of all who experience it. In addition, many sources believe that the Divine Name was the most sacred of sounds found in the Old Testament—the foundational book of the Abrahamic traditions, which is responsible for over half the planet’s religions. The Divine Name was said to be so powerful that it became prohibited from the Old Testament and then became lost for over 2,500 years. The Divine Name is composed of a harmonically related series of vowel sounds that resonates all the chakras. This sacred sound begins at the crown chakra at the top of the head, goes down to the root chakra at the base of the spine, and then returns to the crown chakra.


The power of this sound is extraordinary. The Divine Name is composed of vowel sounds with specific resonances that can be experienced by anyone, regardless of their spiritual path, religion, or belief system. Because of the universality of this sound, knowledge of this sacred sound has now been found in many different traditions throughout the world, from Native American to ancient Egyptian.


The Divine Name puts the person chanting it into deep meditation with higher levels of consciousness. Along with the powerful spiritual effects of this self-created sound, the Divine Name can be used to create extraordinary health benefits for us on a personal level, balancing our chakras and our electro-magnetic field. Through learning to create this sound we’ll activate our innate God force; generating major positive changes and transformational healing for ourselves and the world.


Contained within the Divine Name are the sounds of three mantras OM/AUM, AH, and HU. Many perceive the Divine Name as not only a universal sound, but that it is also the personal name of God.


Visualize Outcome





Excerpt from the Jan-Mar 2016 issue of Venture Inward magazine, which is available online to A.R.E. Members at EdgarCayce.org/members. To learn more about membership, please visit EdgarCayce.org/Membership.


Watch the Reflections: Wisdom of Edgar Cayce interview with Jonathan and Andi Goldman.


Jonathan and Andi GoldmanJonathan Goldman, MA, an authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics, is the author of several books including his recent release, The Divine Name. His award-winning recordings include Chakra Chants" and "The Divine Name." He is Founder and Director of the Sound Healers Association and CEO of Spirit Music. Andi Goldman, MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist specializing in holistic counseling and sound therapy, Director of the Healing Sounds® Seminars and Co-Director of the Sound Healers Association, and the wife and partner of Jonathan Goldman. Their website is healingsounds.com.


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