6000 Years of Documented History of Living Clay
When I first began research on Calcium Bentonite Clay in earnest in 1991, I was pleasantly surprised to find a greater lineage of documented history on clay than virtually any other mineral. That being the case, I asked myself the question: If clay had been the single most used healing modality for countless centuries, how had it suddenly fallen from the map into obscurity? The answer was quite surprising…
What I found was that it really hadn’t fallen off the map at all. In fact, what had happened in a well-orchestrated fashion, is that the major pharmaceutical companies had been buying Calcium Bentonite mining claims over the past 100 years, taking the mineral off the market. Then they began adding Calcium Bentonite Clay to their pharmaceuticals-not under the name of Calcium Bentonite Clay. Pharmaceutical companies hijacked the finest natural curative in the world, changed its name, and put it in hundreds of their chemical concoctions.
Today, the active ingredient in most all stomach and acid remedies is Calcium Bentonite Clay. It is Pepto Bismol, Tums, and Rolaids. It is in virtually every toothpaste on the market. Most recently it has been listed as an “inert binder” in pills of all kinds. The pharmaceutical companies may refer to it as an inert mineral binding agent, but the truth be known, it’s what makes their chemical curatives actually work.
These companies know the powers of Calcium Bentonite Clay and they have to a great degree been successful in securing the available resources and then using it to make their products work. What I want you to know is that it is the gift of the Calcium Bentonite Clay that is assisting bodies in healing themselves, the same as it has throughout history.
I’ve accumulated literally hundreds of references to the miracle of Clay during the past 20+ years. I’m including many in this article. Taken as a body of historical reference they paint a very clear picture.
Fortunately, our society has begun a process of returning to natural remedies, having awakened from the industry induced slumber. Please allow these historical accounts and quotes to take root and to enrich your personal awakening, then consider picking 1 or 2 favorites and sharing them with your awakening friends.
In recently discovered medical texts inscribed in cuneiform, the first system of writing, researchers JoAnn Scurlock and Burton Anderson found that physicians of ancient Mesopotamia delivered surprisingly sophisticated health care using clay as their principal curative agent. Between 3500-150 A.D., physician/priests treated over 300 documented ailments with natural desert clay in the same fashion as is recommended today. The clay cuneiform text tables state that methods of treatment included liquid clay and pill ingestion, rectal and vaginal suppositories, enemas, saturated ear tampons, transdermal patches, and salves spread on bandages. They were careful to keep surgical wounds clean with cotton bandages saturated with liquid clay.
Native Americans call it “Ee-Wah-Kee, “meaning” Mud that Heals.” Calcium Bentonite Clay has been used by indigenous cultures since before recoded history. The Amargosians (predecessors to the Aztecs), the Aborigines, and natives of Mexico and South America all recognized the healing benefits of clay.
Among the most famous clay-eaters in the animal kingdom are the parrots of the Amazon. In a recent National Geographic photo essay, it showed Scarlet Macaws, Blue and Gold Macaws, and hosts of smaller birds perched together by the hundreds eating clay along a riverbank. The parrots regular diet of clay allows-them to eat toxic berries as a substantial portion of their diet. The clay detoxifies the berries as they are eaten and sets up an essential buffer in the parrots’ bodies to protect them from being poisoned.
According to Jewish theology, the “Golem” was an eyeless, mouthless monster of a clay man who they raised to protect them from the “Goyem” who robbed and ransacked their villages.
“In the beginning God gave to every people a cup of clay, and from this cup they drank their life.” –Native American Proverb.
The Hunza people drink extremely small amounts of glacial clay daily in their water supply, from birth to death, and It was not so long ago that these people were considered the healthiest people on Earth; the average 70 year old would be able to run circles around our Western 20 year olds.
The Promo Indians of California consume Bentonite clay with traditionally bitter and toxic types of acorns, The clay absorbs the toxins and eliminates the bitterness. These Indians are able to survive on the acorns as a food stable because of the clay.
Mahatma Gandhi imported thousands of tons of French Green Clay to India to cure intestinal ailments and overcome constipation.
In Fiji, one of the native tribes uses this cure for cholera: Leaves of an herb are placed in a jar of water with a ball of clay suspended above the preparation. The leaves are boiled; the ball of clay is crushed and stirred into the water. This mix is given to the patient to drink, and reportedly the cure rate is 100%.
In Guatemala, home of the St. Esquipulas shrine, 5.7 million “Holy” clay tablets are produced annually! The evolution of the shrine here may have “Christianized” clay eating . The tablets are seen as an extension of the power of the shrine. Upon eating the Holy clay tablets, cures of many illnesses have been reported, including ailments of the stomach, eyes, heart and pelvis. Interestingly, the Roman Catholic Church has indeed blessed medicinal clay tablets since the earliest days of Christianity, a millennium and a half before the statue of Saint Esquipulas was carved.
In Malaysia, women who want to bear children eat clay to help secure pregnancy.
In New Guinea, pregnant women place clay on their tongue to expedite birth and to facilitate easier expulsion of the afterbirth. It is also used to combat morning sickness.
“Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff-Clay.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Clay is recognized worldwide as a treatment for diarrhea. In China, clay has used for centuries as a cure for summer diarrhea and cholera. In 1712, Father Deutrecolle, a Jesuit missionary traveling through China, described the clay works there and mentioned that clay was used in treating diarrhea. In fact, cholera epidemic that swept through China.
Long before recorded history, humans have used healing clays both internally and topically to cure illness, sustain life and promote general health. Ancient tribes of the high Andes, central Africa and the Aborigines of Australia used clay as a dietary staple, a supplement and as a curative for healing purposes.
In the second century A.D, Galen, the famous philosopher and physician, was the first to record the use of clay by sick or injured animals. He later recorded numerous cases of internal and external clay use in his book on Clay Therapy.
In Ancient Arabia, Avicena, the “Prince of Doctors, ”taught hundreds of his students about the curative powers of clay Therapy.
The Greek physician, Dioscorides, who was considered the engineer of medicine for the Roman Empire, attributed “God like Intelligence” to the properties exhibited by clay used for therapeutic purposes.
The Essenes, keepers of the Dead Sea Scrolls, used clay for natural healing of a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. In fact, the caves Qumran where the scrolls were kept were Calcium Bentonite caves. The clay caves are today credited for their preservation.
The many benefits of clay were recognized by the Amargosians (who preceded the Aztecs) and the natives of Mexico and South America.
Various North American Indian tribes use clay for food, body purification, healing in ceremonial events and as a form of currency to barter with other tribes.
Early French cultures used clay for nutrition and medicinal purposes. They touted the clay’s healing effect on gum disease, ulcers, rashes, dysentery, hemorrhoids, infected wounds and bites.
The 19th century German naturopath, Sebastian Kneipp, and fellow naturalist Adolph Just, accorded clay therapy a prominent position in their arsenal of Holistic Medicine due to the tremendous results they achieved using it.
Early in the 20th century, Julius Stump, a renowned German physician, successfully used clay therapy to cure Asiatic cholera. A contemporary, Dr. Meyer Camberg, used green clay to neutralize arsenic poisoning.
During, WWI German physicians offered clay therapy as a solution to food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea and battle wound infection that was rampant among troops on both sides, greatly reducing mortality rates.
Russian scientists used clay to protect their bodies from radiation when working with nuclear material. Because it absorbs radiation so well, Bentonite Clay was chosen to dump into the Chernobyl reactors after the meltdown there.
The Egyptians used it to purify bodies for mummification. It was used extensively in Egypt on both the living and the dead.
In Switzerland and Germany, doctors made use of clay for healing purposes. In Davos, an important center for treatment of tuberlulosis, patients were treated with clay; the whole thorax was daubed with a paste of very hot clay and this pack was kept on overnight. This treatment was credited with miraculous healings.
In the 16th century, the small village of Chatel-Guyen, France, became famous for its healing waters. Every day, at certain hours prescribed by a local doctor, people would go to various springs depending on their condition. Along with bathing in the waters and drinking prescribed amounts of the water, they would be treated to an “earth” bath, which consisted of freshly dug Calcium Bentonite Clay which was heated so that when applied it would almost burn the skin. After 2-3 weeks of treatments, people left cured of a wide range of ailments including dysentery, gastro-intestinal troubles and removal of amoeba and parasites.
The earliest recorded find of a pure, natural Calcium Bentonite Clay was at the western side of the Dead Sea in Israel. Traces of Calcium Bentonite Clay remain today which enable scientists to validate its prior existence in substantial amounts, as do the caves at Qumran. Biblical references to “edible white stones” and eating of the hidden “manna” I believe refer to white Calcium Bentonite Clay in its natural stone state and “manna” being a liquid colloidal form of Calcium Benotonite Clay mixed with honey for internal ingestion.
For 40 years, the Israelites consumed the white manna in order to spiritually prepare themselves for entry into Canaan, the Promise Land. Below are several biblical references to Clay, edible white stones and manna.
Exodus 16:15”And when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, ‘It is Manna’: for they knew what it was. And Moses said unto them, “This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.”
Exodus 16:31 “And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.”
Exodus 16:33 “And Moses said unto Aaron, Take an urn, and fill it with an omer of Manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.”
Exodus 16:34 “As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the testimony to be kept.”
Exodus 16:35 “And the children of Israel did eat manna for 40 years, until they came to the land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.”
Exodus 32:20 “And he took the Golden Calf which they had made and burnt it with fire, and ground it to a powder and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink it.”
Could the gold calf have been made from Monatomic Gold, which came from calcium Bentonite Clay? It would all fit!
We also know from Biblical history that Moses was the adopted son of a royal Egyptian family. It is possible that the Divine Bread, or Manna, had its roots in ancient Egyptian alchemy?
Ancient Egyptians texts state that when the Pharaohs spiritually prepared themselves to enter the “Abode of the Immortals” (the Egyptian “Promise Land”) they were fed clay. The sacred white substance was prepared in the “House of Life” by the Egyptian high priests and was considered “Food of the Gods.”
The spiritual power of the clay is clearly indicated in the Egyptian texts. The Book of the Dead states, “Let there be given unto him clay and ale which have been issued in the Presence of Osiris, and he will forever be like the “Followers of Horus” (considered divine sage-priests).
The ancient Vedic tradition in India also sang the praises of a sacred white powder substance which, when mixed with water and honey, was called Soma, the nectar of immortality. Today, one of the world’s largest deposits of White Bentonite Clay is being mined in the region where tis verse was written.
Rig Veda 8:48 “I have tasted, as one who knows its secret, the honeyed (Soma) drink that inspires and grants freedom, the drink that all, both Gods and mortals, seek to obtain, calling it nectar. We have drunk the Soma, we have become immortal; glorious drops are my health and salvation; they
Strengthen my joints as thongs do my cart. May these drops guard my foot lest it stuble and chase from my body all manner of ills. Well known Soma, stretch out our life spans so that we may live long. Enter within us for our well-being…Our weariness and pains are now far removed. Soma has surged within us mightily. The drops that we have drunk have entered our hearts turning immortal inside mortals. We have reached our goal. Life is prolonged!”
The collection, crushing, and milling of Soma would be described in the Rig Veda. The chalklike stones would be collected by the dwellers of the regions and brought to the alchemist-priests. The Soma would be crushed into peas-sized pieces; then ground with large stones into a fine powder. Several stages of grinding, washing, cooking and filtering are described. A woolen fleece was used as the final filter.
After crushing, grinding, washing and filtering, the Soma would be cooked in water. As the Soma begans to “mature”, it was said to become clothed in robes of milk. In other words, it assumed a white appearance, resembling milk or the moon. Due to its white color, it was often referred to oin the Rig Veda as the “Milk of God.”
It is interesting to note that when monatomic elements are hydrated in water they quickly form a perfect colloidal that looks exactly like pure white milk.
Coming back close to home and moving to current times, one of the most fascinating natural formations on our planet is the Calcium Bentonite Clay Mountains near Shoshone, California. These mountains lie on the Western Shoshone Indian Reservation land. Over the past 1500 years medicine men from the Western Shoshone nation have carved out multi-room cave dwellings directly into the Calcium Bentonite Clay Mountains. These are sacred grounds and miraculous healings occur in these clay dwellings. The current Chief and Medicine Man of the Western Shoshone Nation, Chief Corbin Rainey, lives at his tribal compound about 8 miles south in Tecopa Springs, California. Chief Rainey uses this clay extensively in his healings, both at his sacred healing center and Chief Rainey says its powers will remove any disease from the body and double a life span if ingested daily.
Finally, from the most read book in the World, the Bible, man was created from clay and Jesus healed the blind with clay.
John 9:6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
John 9:7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.” So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
Johan 9:8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
John 9:9 Some said, “This is he,” others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he.”
John 9:10 Therefore they said to him, “? How were your eyes opened?”
John 9:11 He answered and said, “A man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
John 9:12 Then they said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”
John 9:13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.
John 9:14 Now it was Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
John 9:15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
And I personally believe there is a real simple explanation for the 600-900 year life spans spoken of extensively in the Old Testament, Calcium Bentonite Clay from the Dead Sea…