The covering of the human body is at the same time necessary, convenient, the largest organ of the body, and most likely the site of the most numerous difficulties – probably because it is on the outside. Perhaps the fact that its troubles can be seen accounts for the large number of circulating files on a variety of skin conditions which have been compiled at the A.R.E. Whatever the reason, warts, moles and various types of unidentified skin “growths” are self-treated by members of the A.R.E. and are subsequently reported to me. I have no way of knowing how many failures at self-treatment end up in the doctor’s office for therapy, but I suspect – from my own experience in recommending these simple procedures – that it is not too many.
One member tells about a large mole which was located on his neck right where the collar rubbed. He usedcastor oil on a band-aid and, with repeated applications, it started to shrink. “I kept up the swabbing,” he reports. “Then, by the end of the second week, it was very dry with a thin strand holding on. A few days later it fell off and hasn’t since come back.”
Another intrepid soul had a plantar wart on each foot. He took the suggestions of the readings and used hydrochloric acid on the warts, but they only grew larger. Then, while visiting in Virginia Beach, he did some research in the readings and found suggestions about spirits of camphor and sodium bicarbonate. After two weeks of daily treatment to the warts, which were by then an inch in diameter, they were almost gone.
The man also had a 3/16 inch conical-shaped skin lesion, which I think must have been all epithelioma, located on his left cheek. He used the same combination he had used oil tile plantar wart, and the growth receded but did not disappear. When he stopped the treatment, tile growth reappeared. He then “tried soaking baking soda with castor oil,” he reports, “using band-aids to hold the mixture to the skin. The growths subsided in about two weeks, to one tiny hard spot. I continued to apply the castor oil-soda mixture as a massage, without Band-Aids, for about two months and eventually the skin became normal.”
From the circulating file on Skin: Moles and Warts comes this interesting observation:
Q. What should I do about the mole on my neck, on which the doctor put some acid for removal?
A. Not anything in the present. As those properties suggested begin to take effect, and there are the adjustments in the circulation, we find that these will gradually take away the conditions.
We would keep same soft with a little of an equal combination of Mutton Tallow (melted), Spirits of Turpentine and Spirits of Camphor; not so much put on the area of the mole itself as the area about it, so that it will be absorbed by the effect of the properties through the radiation, see? (2426-1)
You should read these files – they are extremely interesting. Sometimes, as much philosophy and basic spiritual truth are found here as in any of the life readings or elsewhere in the readings. And the files are continually being updated and upgraded.[† January, 1974, Volume 9, No. 1, page 36, Copyright © 1974 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]