the secret in nature
For millennia there has been a secret in Nature. This secret was known to many ancient civilizations as a sacred element that connected Nature with Mankind. Ancient civilizations called this sacred element Manna or Living Clay.
In the Bible, the Genesis tells how God created Man from a handful of clay. This religious interpretation of the origin of Man may lie on real facts since some scientists think clay might have supported the birth of the first cells. The scientific theories about the origin of Life consider that Life appeared by chance and is governed by random laws. According to these theories, Life would have appeared 4 billions years ago from what is called "the original soup" constituted by diverse molecules created by the environment. In fact, there is a very specific fauna developing around the submarine hydrothermal chimneys in the ocean. This fauna develops thanks to the heat but especially thanks to the clay muds coming from the deep highly volcanic areas and which are coming out of the chimneys. Scientific research has shown that clays are likely to have participated in the arising of the primitive forms of Life by catalyzing the synthesis of organic molecules.
Like the Earth is made of the dust of the stars, our bodies are literally made of the soil of the Earth. Clay is one very unique type of soil with extraordinarily rich physico-chemical properties that endow it to be one of the best detoxifier/purifier and versatile natural healing product available. It has been used for millennia by many different civilizations who believed in its sacred powers.
Since the earliest Antiquity, earth and water have been used to heal ailments and alleviate pain. Much before the wise Egyptian Imhotep, the Paleolithic healers used clays and muds. Later, the Nilotic doctors used clays and muds from the Nile with great success to cure numbers of ailments. Embalmers used it for the mummification of corpses, which proves that they knew perfectly well Clay's purification properties. Cleopatra used clay from the Nile River and the Arabian Desert over 1,800 years ago as part of her beauty ritual. Considered sacred by Egyptians, it was prescribed by their doctors for external and internal uses to heal wounds and burns as well as a panel of gastro-intestinal diseases (like stomachache, gastro-intestinal diseases, digestive hemorrhages, dysentery, cholera, ulcers).
In the 5 Elements Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is considered to focus telluric and cosmic energies and allow the entry of the Element Earth in the global dynamic of an organism. In the Runjut Valley, in the Sikkim Himalayas, the natives chewed a clay as a cure for goiter because of its particular mineral content. In ancient Greece, Galien traveled to the island of Lemnos to study the properties of Terra Lemnia (the most famous of the Terra Sigillata or sealed earth) and found that people used it when they were afraid of having absorbed some poison or in case of dysentery, hemorrhage, intestine and stomach disease and even plague.
Pliny the Elder quotes the healing properties of earth washed and dried in the sun in his "Historia naturalis" and devoted an entire chapter to the many uses of clay. Marco Polo mentions that feverish pilgrims were healing themselves by eating a little bit of the red earth from near the lake in Niabar. In the Middle Age, it was a very important part of an alchemical remedy considered to be a panacea for all ailments.
"The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee" meaning "The-Mud-That-Heals". Bentonite, as well as other types of healing clay, has been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history. "The Amargosians (predecessors to the Aztecs ), the Aborigines, and natives of Mexico and South America all recognized the benefit of clays. " " Healing mud not only draws toxic material out of the body if taken internally, but also reduces pain and infection in open wounds on both humans and animals. Not only does Clay purify, but also stimulates, invigorates and regenerates.
Throughout history the use of clay, specifically living clay, is well documented. Indeed, during its very long process of birth, Clay has accumulated lots of different energies (electric, magnetic and chemical thanks to all the minerals and trace elements of which it is composed) which contribute to making Clay a unique natural remedy adapted for a wide array of purposes.
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