(The art of discovering pathological and functional disturbances in the human body, by means of abnormal lines, marks, spots and discolouration in the iris of the eye).
To diagnose disease and to heal the same is not only a Science but an Art. It is as essential to the would-be healer to have this art born within him as it is for the musician, sculptor, painter or teacher to be born with his or her gift. No one can give it to him, no one can take it away. Those who become players of musical instruments, teachers, healers and so forth without the divine gift are not artists but bunglers. Therefore it is not in everyones capacity to become an iris-diagnostician any more than it is to become a musician, painter or sculptor, etc.
THE HOUSEHOLD OF THE BODY.
In diagnosing, one of the first things to remember is that the household of the body is so built up that the activity of each separate organ is indispensable and essential to the right functioning of the whole. Therefore, the whole household of the body will be disturbed or affected if one of its organs is unable to take its part fully in the work.
If we admit this we must realize when making a diagnosis that we must not only know the function of every organ, but must also know the result a disturbance in any one of them would make to the whole system. It often happens that discomfort or pain may not be felt in the diseased or functionally disturbed organ itself, but through the influence of the disturbed function of this organ trouble may be indicated in far lying parts of the body.
It is not possible in a short article to go into the depths of diagnosing through the iris, but perhaps the few facts given here may awaken some to the value of this wonderful art, and if it is only to the one it will be worth while. It is not the outcome of hysterical fantasy, nor was it born in the brain of a quack or humbug, but was discovered and built up by a highly qualified registered medical man, by name Ignaz Peczely of Budapest, who wrote many books on this subject which were published about the year 1880.
These books were addressed to the lay public because the doctors of his time, as he said, “did not understand him”. How many of these men “born before their time” have not suffered the same scoffing, ridicule and disbelief? We need only to mention Hahnemann (Father of Homoeopathy), Harvey (of the circulation of the blood), Simpson (of chloroform) and many others, to know what happens to those born before their time.
CAUSE AND EFFECT
But diagnosis through study of the iris of the eye is accounted no more a dream but a fact based on solid foundations. Dr. Peczely said himself: “The iris gives us marvellous indications not only of the present and past state of the organism of the body, but shows us the connection between cause and effect of the malady, hereby promoting the confirmation of the absolute essential combinations necessary to know for healing.”.
The value or importance of the iris as a means of diagnosing is increased through the fact that it demands obedience to the laws of nature. If these are followed the causes of most human diseases will disappear. The iris through colour changes and so on showing us when this has been accomplished.
It is not our object to describe the anatomical construction of the eye this can be studied in any book of anatomy but to show something of what it reveals to the practised and experienced diagnostician. How often has the writer in amazed satisfaction said, “That was a marvellous diagnosis; the iris was like an open book revealing the past and present medical history of the patient in lucid and clear signs.”
A great deal naturally hangs on the state of the healer; if tired, diagnosing is a severe mental effort, exhausting in the extreme; if, however, the conditions are perfect, diagnosticians can “let themselves go”, the result being an easy and perfect diagnosis.
The old familiar proverb, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating,” can be applied to iris-diagnosing. The writer never allows any information whatever regarding the health of the patients to be given either by the patients themselves or by those who recommend them. A clear unwritten page is required so that nothing disturbs or side tracks (so to speak) the diagnostician.
The findings are written down and then discussed with the patient, and in most cases the patient is amazed at what the eye reveals; there can be no humbug, no finding out through back door ways what is troubling the patient. Complete silence concerning their state of health before diagnosis is always insisted upon.
“The proof of the pudding is in the eating,” and if the diagnostician can stand this test for weeks, months and years of accurately diagnosing disease by the above methods we must admit there must be something in it. There is more than just “something” in it.
It is natures way of using the organ of vision (“the mirror of the soul”, the reflector of the inner states of the body, blood, tissues, nerves, cells, bone structure, organs, etc., etc.) as the seat of diagnosing, although there is no claim that the iris diagnosis is in itself all sufficient to the exclusion of all other methods, but that its use increases the physicians scope and opportunity for greater service to mankind.