Cayce - "The Sleeping Prophet" - Partial Clay References
Edgar Cayce: The condition of
the stomach. The upper orifice of the stomach, the outside, or
has become hardened. The condition existing in the body itself
is from time back, and has produced this condition...
Question: What kind of clay do you prescribe: red
clay or white clay?
Edgar Cayce: White clay.
Question: How would it be prepared?
Edgar Cayce: It is already prepared.
Question: Put the clay to her spine?
Edgar Cayce: From the 2nd cervical and the ninth
dorsal. Applications at the time of rest, producing a drawing,
or a cortex producing a reaction or retarding or restimulation
to the effects to the nerve supply at the time of repose.
Edgar Cayce: Now much of the conditions that are
abnormal have to do with prenatal conditions and effects this
the body, and in the structural development, with effects that
have been produced in the body. Some of these conditions are
effects of these and may be relieved and brought to a better
developing or manifesting in the body. Others may be in time,
through care and attention, assisted in their being or giving
relief to the body. These, we find, may be reached more thoroughly
by relaxing the whole cerebrospinal system, and with the locomotories,
especially centers, by the relaxing these with clay,
as would be prepared from the stream that lies South and West
place, close to where the railroad crosses this excavation.
The mud and clay as taken from this would be applied at least every
second day to the whole cerebrospinal
centers, and this to remain for at least three to four hours,
or until the property has had time to add the healing forces
and drawing from system those absorbed conditions that bring
much relief to affected conditions, both in structural and
in ligament and tissue, for one adds and the other detracts from
When these are removed, then the body should
be gently massaged until alignment can be nearer made in and
for the body.
When this has been kept for three to five weeks,
we would then give from here those conditions necessary to
be met at that
Edgar Cayce: In times back there
was an injury to the lower portion of the spinal system, in the
of this upon the body has been to produce a pressure that has
affected not only the glandular system but through the glandular
system affected organs of the body; until those conditions in
the locomotion, those conditions in the sinew and in the muscular
forces of the body and through the circulation have brought about,
do produce the disturbances as have arisen at various times to
...But these as we find would be first the manners
of applications, then, for at least thirty to sixty days, and
then changes made further - sixty days of the applications
in those directions that will first bring alleviation and gradually
prepare the body for the corrections throughout the system:
then with applying each evening, for at least an hour, the
Red Clay mixed with a combination of oils. Take
the Clay, grind same - or beat up same so
that all the drosses are out of same; then Red Clay such
as may be had on the banks close to a portion of the surroundings
or the residence of
the body itself. Grind this or beat up and float in water to
all of the impurities out of same, as trash or the like. And
then dry again and mix with a combination of these oils sufficient
to make a mash, much as a putty, or that necessary for combining
so that it makes a thick paste. The Oils that would be used
would be equal portions of Linseed Oil, Russian White Oil and
Oil. Apply such a Pack each evening for an hour across the
lumbar and the sacral and coccyx area. As the heat from the body
this, we find that the properties of the Clay and
the mixture will produce at times some irritation in the coccyx
lumbar and sacral area, but keep these up for at least thirty
to an hour each evening, just before retiring. Sponge off with
lukewarm water and let the body rest...
As we find, there is a complication of disturbances.
These arise from more than one cause. And one becomes a contributory
cause to the other; thus producing other disturbances through
this combination of causes.
There have been pressures in the system,
and after effects of disturbances when there became an involvement
of tissue through
the lack of proper circulation through portions where adherence
in soft tissue produced a lesion and scar tissue.
the effect of changes in the body through the lack of eliminations,
or the changing of same - or during those
of menopause, there became then - through this gradual change
- an excess of calciums, and the effect of the potash that
had not been absorbed by the body.
Hence we have in the extremities,
in the pressures in the body, in the various portions of the
system, this combination
...Then, in the beginning, we find:
It would be well
first to seek the Mud from streams nigh to the body. But that
from the clay, rather
than the sands.
# This, as we find, (the Mud or Clay) would
be applied to the body along the area from the lumbars
shoulders, along the spine; or from the sacral
to the cervicals. This we would apply and use
of two or three
hours at the time, until this has AFFECTED the
system - as it were
- by the DRAWING that is effected by mud in
portion of the country. As we find, this will
be found out from Dayton,
north, and where there have been playgrounds
- and swimming pools. This mud or dirt here,
may be taken,
purified by standing in water and taking the
dross off; and then made into the form of an
of course, is not of the same nature; but is
of the same character or CONSISTENCY).
we would apply at least twice a day for three
or four or five days. Keep quantities
Mud on hand...
...Question: How thick should
Edgar Cayce: About a quarter of
an inch thick. They may be covered with a cloth on top, you see
are to be direct to
the body, on the skin), to prevent too much destruction
to the bed or the places where the body lies.
Summation of Reports:
They all think the reading is very good. The trained
nurse has read similar readings [of yours] but says nothing to
compare with this. The Doctor says it is perfect, and is for
it. Overlook Park and playgrounds is north of Dayton, Ohio, near
W. Milton. Mr.  says had you been there you could not have
described it better. There was the cliff, the springs, (a stream
of water running down over) under the cliff the nicest dirt you
could ever find, not even any frost on it, and within ten feet
one way old wet mud and ten feet the other blue clay.
[ On Eczema - Partial Quote ]
Edgar Cayce: Obtain the earth from the Ohio area,
- near Dayton, in Overlook Park, the strata near the bridge,
from observation - being different in color from that around
same. It is on the left side (if one is facing the river) from
the little bridge over the ravine there. Take this earth, put
it in a glass container and heat in the oven for one hour - at
five hundred and forty (540) degrees of heat. Then pulverize
it and mix with Peanut Oil to make an ointment. Use this as an
ointment on the areas affected, rather than
that which has been supplied - or suggested. Make the mixture
just so it works into
a good paste, see?
Or: Obtain the raw material - after being washed
and baked once - from the talc mine near Jacksonville, Alabama.
require heating, but might be used in the raw form before
being bolted the second time for purification; for it will have
been purified by washing and heating, to be sure. Mix this
with the Peanut Oil and use as an ointment.
2/11/42 Letter from Leona McClelland: "Last
Sunday we went to Overlook Park and got a bucket of clay and
sent some to Mr.  in Youngstown. We also explained some
to the man who owns the park, about you and the clay,
etc. - that it might be worth something. He did not charge us
and hopes it helps the man, to let him know if it helps was all
he asked. Told him he could write you if he wished. It is a blue putty
5/03/43 Wife 's letter
Dear Mr. Cayce:
About a year and a half ago you gave my husband Mr. 
a reading. He had a rash on his hands what the doctors termed
He followed instructions fairly close and last summer it didn't
break out at all. Now it is beginning to break out again and
I didn't know what to do. So I thought I would write to you.
He may need another reading so will you please let me know
what he should do as soon as possible as it seems to be getting
little worse all the time. I got his other reading out and
followed it as closely as is possible again but there seems
to be something
he lacks. I'll appreciate to hear from you as soon as possible.
Edgar Cayce: Now, we find there
are many abnormal conditions with this body. Many of these may
be changed or corrected
following closely, carefully, prayerfully, those conditions as
will bring about for the physical forces of the body that which
will bring to the rebuilding forces that as is necessary for
the successful coordinating of the organs and functionings thereof
of this body.
Through many various centers in the nerve system,
and in the joints and ends of muscular tissue, there is the
contraction, through the effect of poisons as have been accumulating
in the system until the eliminations became so over-balanced
that many of the centers became involved to the extent as to
produce irritation. Then the reaction through same to nerve
plexus brought on the condition of inertia of the muscular reaction...
[ Only the clay references have been quoted ]
Apply each evening to the whole cerebro-spinal
system, from head to foot (of spine, see?) - that is, 1st cervical
to the end of the coccyx those of mud - clay mud, which may be
obtained in the outskirts of the city here [Newark, Ohio?], where clays are compiled or bound to-gether, see, in brick form. Use
this mixed with oil and water, see? That is, mix the clay, then
apply sweet oil with same after mixing. Apply to the body. Let
this remain for three to four hours. Cleanse off and rub the
spine briskly after cleansing with equal parts of Olive Oil and
Tincture of Myrrh, see? heating the oil and pouring Myrrh in
When this has been done, and the body ready for rest, apply those
vibrations for equalization of circulation and elimination, those
vibrations from the plain Radio-Active Appliance, for at least
two hours, see? giving the positive to the ankle and alternating
same to wrist, see? That is, making first attachment one day
to wrist, the next to the ankle, see?
1/10/27 Wife wrote: "I have followed all
directions as you requested and my husband says he can not see
any improvement at all, does not walk or talk as well as he did
before he had the reading. I am very sorry to write this."
1/17/27 EC wrote asking if she was sure she had followed the
entire treatment, including the Radio-Active Appliance [which
she did not order from Mr. Thos. B. Brown in Dayton, O., who
was then making the Appliance], the medicine, mud pack and massage,
If he does not improve soon, by the continued following of the
tr., please let us know, for it is our desire to be of help,
if possible. However, we cannot bring help to those who
do not cooperate with us in following the suggestions given."
[ Spinal / Coccyz Injury - Clay References
Edgar Cayce: First, then, we would begin with the
use of applying the red clay packs upon the
lower portion of the spine - upon the 4th lumbar, upon the 1st,
once each week. The clay should be of the red
nature that is in the vicinity across the river from the home
of the entity,
where brick are made. This would be worked with sufficient of
the water (of the same river) to make not exactly loblolly, but
a stiff clay - see? Apply directly to the skin
over the areas indicated, about once each week. Of course, in
the lumbar area
it would cover the 3rd and 4th and the upper portion of the sacral,
you see. That in the upper portion of the body would cover the
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th dorsal, as indicated. Also a pack over
the lower portion would cover the whole of the coccyx end, or
the lower portion of the sacrum and over the end of the spine.
the packs have remained on the body for one hour, they may
be massaged off or cleansed by the use of an alkaline solution,
or soda water - baking soda water; a tablespoonful to two quarts
of water, warm.
Question: How thick should the clay be put on?
Edgar Cayce: About half an inch
in thickness. In width, not more than two to two and a half inches;
the spinal area -
5506-1 - Clay References Only
Edgar Cayce: Yes, we have the
body here, Mrs. . Now, we find there are abnormal conditions
with this body. These
conditions have to do with specific conditions existent in the
physical forces of the body and the effect this has produced
on the functioning organs and upon the system in general. Many
are the conditions as may be given as being unusual, out of the
ordinary, with this body, in the mental and in the physical effect
as is produced.
From some viewpoints (these, now, are not necessary
to that condition as may be applied for the physical condition
body, but rather as eccentricities, or conditions as exist
in variations from the effects as nominally produced in other
bodies, where the condition or pressure is produced in the
same way and manner):
From the viewpoint of the psychiatrist this would
be termed a mental condition. From the pathological it would
be termed nerve affection. From the analytical it would be
termed suppression. From that of the psychological it would be
pre-possession, or the activity of cosmic forces manifesting
in material sense through the incapacity of the mental image
to hold self in accord with the physical being.would be termed
pre-possession, or the activity of cosmic forces manifesting
in material sense
through the incapacity of the mental image to hold self in
accord with the physical being...
...The body in the mental sense
COULD have been directed in the manner wherein - here's where
as is presented through what may be termed the application of
physical self and of will, to that as is predestined through
that of the relationship of an individual to a universal force,
or the difference between that of astrological and physical conditions
existent: In the meeting then, through the needs of this body
at the present time, were there applied the proper character
of heat to the whole of the lumbar and the lower dorsal region
- which, as we find, would be MUD, that would be made from Fuller's
Clay - this warmed (not so it would BURN the body, but
warmed) and applied, and allowed to stay OVER the night, see?
morning it should be cleansed - sponged off, then thoroughly
rubbing the body with equal parts of olive oil and tincture of