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The Violet Ray
by Deborah Seymour Taylor
Whatever happened to the violet ray, an electrical appliance recommended in
over 900 Cayce readings? Once in common usage by physicians, now
it is virtually
a forgotten tool of conventional health care.
The violet ray was recommended in the readings for a host of disorders-- poor
circulation, nervous disorders, arthritis and rheumatism, hair and skin disorders,
problems with digestion and elimination, female reproductive disorders, prostate
disease, cataracts-even possession and schizophrenia. One of the most frequent
recommendations concerned problems related to poor circulation. When the violet
ray is applied, the resultant surge of blood to oxygen-starved tissues stimulates
lymphatic and capillary circulation, clearing cellular toxins and strengthening
body organs. Duration of treatment ranges from one to thirty minutes.
The violet ray appliance is usually a hand-held device with a variety of glass
applicators, such as the comb-rake and the bulb, which can be inserted in the
base and used on the part of the body being treated. When the machine is turned
on, a violet-colored electrical charge can be seen. It emits warmth.
This high frequency appliance uses a sophisticated coil invented
by the renowned scientist Nikola Tesla. It acts in a manner similar to a
spark coil in a car. Utilizing a transformer the voltage is increased dramatically
as it moves through the resonating coil. The device's bulb contains a gas
that ionizes and produces charged particles and that emanate from the surface.
This combination of charged particles and high frequency produces a mild
heating effect in the body. This heating of body tissue, called diathermy,
increases the circulation, dilates superficial blood vessels, and promotes
A Cayce reading for a man with poor circulation recommended that he use the
violet ray over the lower limbs every evening: "In five to six weeks, we will
find the body more active mentally and physically and better fitted for physical
When recommended for someone with arthritis, it was said to relax the body,
energize the nerves, and supply additional oxygen to cells and tissues. Generally
the individual was advised to apply the bulb over the area where arthritic pain
was felt, and along the spine.
The Violet Ray was recommended as a tonic for exhaustion and lethargy: This
will give the 'pick up' or the stimulation that is needed for what might be
called the recharging of the centers along the cerebrospinal system…" (1196-17)
"To do this will prevent the central nervous system as to make for better coordination
between the sympathetic and cerebrospinal nervous system." This would strengthen
and revitalize the entire body, giving "incentives to the nerve centers to become
rejuvenated again …" (269-1)
According to Dr. McGarey, the violet ray was very common in the early 19OOs--and
easily obtained from electrical and drug-supply houses nationwide - but today,
since the rise in pharmaceutical medicine, it is far less common.
Venture Inward editor A. Robert Smith recalls being treated, as a child, with
the violet ray machine for an earache and other conditions. "Our family physician,
who was my grandfather, believed in the violet ray. He had a violet ray machine
the size of an X-ray machine, as I recall it, and I would lie down underneath
it while getting a treatment for my ear. It was painless, and I remember the
neat part for me, as a kid, was having to wear goggles like an airplane pilot
to protect my eyes from the light. I think he used it on my knee when I fell
and had some deep abrasions. My sister recalls being treated for jaundice. It
was a standard therapy in his office."
Dr. McGarey says, "it was once a favorite among osteopathic physicians to
control infection without the use of antibiotics. Interestingly enough, scientists
are only now beginning to recognize the profound power of light introduced into
tissues to dissipate infection."
In fact, the medical science has confirmed what Cayce said: that the human
body is a composite of electromagnetic vibrations. The characteristics of this
electromagnetic flow within the body-today measured by sophisticated laboratory
instruments-were foretold in great detail by Cayce, long before such technology
This vibration might be visualized as an electromagnetic cloak that shields
us from head to toe. Disturbances in this force field signal the beginnings
of physical weakness and disease. Cayce noted in one reading that when the electrical
force in an organ becomes weak in its ability to reproduce the balance necessary
for the support of the physical body, that portion becomes deficient.
Conversely, if the electrical forces in the body are balanced, the body chemistry,
the organs, tissues, bones, and nerves remain in a state of health. As a result,
electricity was often recommended by the readings as an important therapeutic
method for stimulating the body to heal. Dr. McGarey theorizes that "the primary
healing effect of the violet ray is accomplished through it's balancing and
rejuvenating effect in the body's electromagnetic shield."
Due to its ability to heal skin tissue, skin specialists across the county
still use the violet ray on clients with acne. Beauticians use it to increase
the circulation in the scalp and stimulate hair growth in clients with "falling
hair" or baldness.
Bill Newlin, and A.R.E. Member from Ardmore, Pennsylvania, owns several violet
ray machines, including one he found in a garage sale. It still works.
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