Cayce Health Database
IN THE EDGAR CAYCE READINGS
By Cecil Nichols
[NOTE: This paper was prepared for the Medical Research Division of
the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, in January
1966, with conclusions and recommendations. Mr. Cecil Nichols is
a chemical engineer currently working in the field of rocket propulsion.
He has, in the past, worked as a chemical engineer in an atomic energy
plant and has done research for the Atomic Energy Commission in the chemical
adsorption of radioactive substances. He holds a B.S. degree in
chemical engineering and an M.S. degree in engineering from the University
of South Carolina. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics and of the Society of Sigma Xi.
In 1959, Mr. Nichols became interested
in the work of the late Edgar Cayce, at which time he joined the Association
for Research and Enlightenment. He has been active in the A.R.E., serving
as a conference chairman and as a class teacher.
I. Purpose and Data
This paper is based upon
the study of 193 Edgar Cayce readings wherein Glyco-Thymoline was prescribed
in one or more ways.
Glyco-Thymoline is manufactured
by Kress and Owen Company and, according to the manufacturer's literature,
is to be used as a treatment for mucosity (abnormal excessive mucous
secretion) and for several other types of external application.
The Edgar Cayce Readings
recommended Glyco-Thymoline for use in the following additional areas:
as an internal antiseptic with writer; as a pack; and as an eye-wash.
Analysis of these 193
Readings shows no pattern of treatment given for specific ailments concurrent
with the administration of Glyco-Thymoline, although in a broad sense
many other types of therapy were prescribed.
It must be borne in mind
that these Physical Readings were given for specific people having specific
ailments. These ailments were not always clearly defined either in
the Headings or in the background material. For this reason no attempt
has been made to analyze statistically the data collected from the Readings.
II. GLYCO-THYMOLINE as
an Internal Antiseptic
The Readings leave little
doubt as to why Glyco-Thymoline is recommended to be taken internally.
Consider the following extracts:
... [take] 3 drops of Glyco-Thymoline in
water before retiring at night..... the Glyco-Thymoline acts as an intestinal
antiseptic of an alkaline nature. (3104-1)
… take small quantities - 8 to 10 drops
- of an intestinal antiseptic, such as seen in that of Glyco, or that
as is found in any of these that are of alkaline reaction. Such as
may be seen in forms of those of the pepsins, that keep the system the
more alkaline in the stomach's reaction. (99-5)
The key words here seem
to be 'acts as an intestinal antiseptic of an alkaline nature.' In fact,
the foregoing statement, either direct or paraphrased, appears in 76%
of the Readings studied which prescribed internally administered Glyco
Use an alkalizer for the
alimentary canal. Take 3 - 4 drops of Glyco-Thymoline internally in
a little water each day. Do this for a period sufficient to get the
odor of Glyco-Thymoline in the stool. This will purify the whole of
the alimentary canal and create an alkaline reaction through the lower
portions of the alimentary canal. (1807-3)
The Readings emphasize
the necessity of an acid-alkaline balance within the human body.
The diet should be more
body-building, that is, contain less of the acid foods and more of the
alkaline reacting foods... Keep closer to the alkaline diet; using fruits,
berries, and vegetables - particularly those carrying iron, silicon,
phosphorus, and the like. (480-1)
Apparently the Glyco-Thymoline
was administered internally to help bring the over-acidified body back
into balance. There seems to have been nothing magical about the action
of Glyco-Thymoline itself, as other commercial formulations completely
different in chemical composition were sometimes offered as substitutes.
Q: What intestinal antiseptic should
A: That which is alkaline in its reaction;
Lavoris or Glyco-Thymoline. (653-1)
In the cases studied,
the dosage of internally administered Glyco varied from as low as 2
to as high as 15 drops of Glyco-Thymoline in water. The dosage was
apparently in accord with the degree of over-acidity to be corrected.
The body was apparently judged to have had enough Glyco-Thymoline when
the odor of same was detected in the stool.
Experimentation with internally
administered Glyco-Thymoline is not recommended except under the supervision
of a qualified medical doctor, because one may become over-alkalized.
As indicated, keep the
tendency toward alkalinity in the diet. This does not mean there should
never be any acid-forming foods in the diet - for over-alkalinity is
much more harmful than a little tendency toward acidity occasionally.
But remember that there are tendencies in this system toward cold and
congestion... and cold cannot, does not exist in alkalines. (808-1)
III. GLYCO-THYMOLINE as
It is abundantly apparent
throughout, that the Readings recommended Glyco-Thymoline Packs for
a great variety of cases. There was however, some variation in the
way the pack should be applied. In some cases an unheated pack was
recommended. In other cases heat was applied over the pack, and in
some cases a specific type of heat was used.
The following are extracts
from the Readings which illustrate the construction of the Glyco-Thymoline
Pack as well as the modes of applying heat.
On the throat apply 3
to 4 thicknesses of cotton cloth saturated with Glyco-Thymoline, full
strength, normal temperature --not heat applied. (112-9)
Place over the area of
the spinal column 2 thicknesses of heavy cotton cloth saturated with
Glyco-Thymoline. Place over this for 5 - 10 minutes a hot water bottle
--- and let it be pretty warm. (4045-1)
Apply each day for 1 hour
Glyco-Thymoline Packs over the areas across the hips, throughout the
ileac plexus. Use 3 - 4 thicknesses of cotton cloth saturated in Glyco
Thymoline. Apply heat. Also use Glyco-Thymoline Pack around the knee,
but do not apply heat here.
But do apply heat over
the sacral area. These to aid in eliminating the accumulations there,
through assisting the system to absorb poisons. (3281-1)
At times a salt pack was
recommended as a means of heating the Glyco-Thymoline Pack as the following
...over this [the Glyco-Thymoline Pack]
use salt heat not just a bag of heated salt, but sew the salt into a
container -- quilted as it were. Heat this in the oven and apply over
the Glyco-Thymoline Pack, instead of using an electric pad. Preferably
use iodized salt; not so hot as to burn, but let the body lie upon or
over the pack. (987-5)
Packs in general seem
to be in keeping with standard medical practice as evidenced by the
following quote from The Merck Manual, Eighth Edition, Page 1488: "the
object of applying moist heat to the body is to ease pain, supply moisture,
and promote circulation, muscle relaxation, or wound-drainage.
It may be given
in the form of soaks or compresses, which also serve to wash away any
discharge that may be present. The principal solutions employed are
water, isotonic salt solution (0.9%), magnesium sulfate (3 to 6%), and
boric acid (3%), but many other medicinal substances are also recommended
as dressings .... Moist compresses, using cotton, gauze, flannel or
towels, may be kept at the desired temperature by overlaying with one
or more hot water bottles and enclosing the whole area in oilskin or
cellophane; this also will prevent rapid drying out of the compress.
Electric pads must not be used in this manner because of the danger
of electric shock in the presence of moisture."
The following Reading
seems to speak the same language as the above quote from The Merck Manual
as to the usefulness of a pack:
There should be a systematic
series of osteopathic adjustments, however, each time before these adjustments
are made - which should be twice a week - we would relax the area to
be adjusted by applying heavy packs of Glyco-Thymoline. Use 3 - 4 thicknesses
of cotton cloth saturated with warm Glyco-Thymoline and apply for at
least an hour to an hour and a half, the day before the adjustments
are to be made. Let these packs extend over the lumbar area and all
of the sacral area, even to the end of the spine. Apply heat over this,
not too much, but sufficient to cause these properties not only to relax
the body but to he absorbed into those areas.
Thus the osteopathic corrections,
when administered the next day, will relieve these tensions and make
for those tendencies towards a better coordination and a better alkalinity
in the eliminations. Thus the activity to the kidneys will be aided,
also of the bladder and organs of pelvis, as well as the activity for
the whole body. (3157-1)
[Note: The preceding report was excerpted
from The A.R.E. Journal, March, 1966, Volume 1, No. 2, page 29, Copyright
© 1966 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]
Note: The above information
is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. Please consult
a qualified health care professional for assistance in applying the
information contained in the Cayce Health Database.