ANCIENT ARTS & SCIENCES
from the pages of Thresholds
THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS
.....TO THE BODY
By Ron Logan
What is Iridology?
Iridology is the science and practice that reveals inflammation, where located, and in what stage it is manifesting. The iris reveals body constitution, inherent weak-nesses, levels of health, and the transitions that take place in a person's body according to the way he lives.
Iridology is the science of analyzing the delicate structures of the iris of the eye. The iris is that portion of the eye that carries the color. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow in Greek mythology; she was also messenger of the gods in the Iliad. Under magnification, the iris reveals itself to be a world of minute detail, a land of many features.
The iris represents a communication system capable of handling an amazing quantity of information.
The code reveals itself in the character of the individual iris fibers. There are uncounted numbers of these fibers present. The combin-ations of various fiber characters make up an infinite variety.
Presently, as in the past, many primary health care doctors have used this form of analysis along with other diagnostic tech-niques to facilitate a more complete under-standing of their patient's health care needs.
The eyes have ben proclaimed throughout the ages as the window of the soul. We now acknowledge them as the mirror of the body. Manifestations in and about the eyes have long been used to gain insight into a person's state of health. Today it is realized that the information revealed in the eyes is greater than was formerly imagined.
A closer inspection with the tools made available by our expanding technology is revealing the iris to be a micro computer readout of bodily function and condition that truly merits every thinking man's honest and fair-minded consideration.
Through the application of iridology, it is possible to observe normal and abnormal reflex signs. It does not compare all people together to create a normal, but rather compares an individual's strengths to their weaknesses; a weak organ in a strong body produces different characteristics, yet it is still a weakness of that person.
How it works.
The iris of the eye is the most complex tissue of the body meeting the outside world. It is an extension of the brain, being incredibly endowed with hundreds of thousands of nerve endings, microscopic blood vessels, muscle and other tissue.
The iris is connected to every organ and tissue of the body by way of the brain and nervous system. The nerve fibers receive their impulses by way of their connections to the optic nerve, optic thalami and spinal cord. They are formed embryologically from mesodern and neuroectoderm tissues. Both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are present in the iris.
In this way, nature has provided us with a minature T.V. screen showing the most remote portions of the body by way of nerve reflex responses. We are discovering that the eye works two ways; not only does it enable us to bring images of the outside world within, it also shows images of what is within to the outside.
Nerve fibers in the iris respond to changes in body tissues by manifesting a reflex physiology that corresponds to specific tissue changes and locations.
The scientific explanation of exactly how this process works neurologicaly is still forthcoming. Much research is being devoted to a clearer understanding of this phenomena.
The iris reveals an individual's strengths and weaknesses and what has been done to the body through incorrect living habits. It also reveals the wonder of one who has lived a good life according to the laws of the universe.
Ron Logan of Kansas City, MO is an Iridologist, Master Herbalist and Reflexologist. He works with people throughout the U.S., England, and Germany. He can be reached through the Oasis Center in Kansas City, MO.
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