Excerpt from Edgar Cayce’s Quick & Easy Remedies by Elaine Hruska. Printed with permission from A.R.E. Available by request through your local bookseller or through A.R.E. Catalog.com, or by calling 800-333-4499 to purchase.
The Charred Oak Keg is a rather unusual, unique remedy recommended to over eighty individuals who presented their health concerns to Cayce. From one reading to another the size of the keg varies only slightly: a container able to hold from one to five gallons, filled with a smaller proportion of pure apple brandy, described as “brandy that has been redistilled” (Cayce) or “double distilled apple brandy” (Cayce) or “pure distilled apple brandy” (Cayce)— not applejack. The wooden keg consists of oak, with its interior charred or burnt.
Directions for the keg were usually included with each individual’s reading. Since the charred oak keg is now available from the official worldwide supplier of Cayce products [Baar. com], it can be purchased and is ready for immediate use after a few instructions are followed and the brandy is added.
Asthma, colds, coughs, hay fever, lung congestion, other respiratory ailments (bronchiectasis, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, fibrosis, nasal drip, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, smoker’s lung), pleurisy, shortness of breath, tuberculosis or TB tendencies.
Do not inhale brandy fumes from the charred oak keg on the same day you are using the Violet Ray device.
Destroys live tubercle tissue*
Acts as an antiseptic for irritated areas*
Increases the abilities of assimilation*
Allays coughing and other irritations*
Purifies lung tissue*
Prevents inflamed mucous membranes*
Lessens the effect of acidity on the body*
Prevents “the body from so easily taking cold” (Cayce)*
In March 2000 a brief questionnaire was sent out to people who had purchased a charred oak keg within the last few years. . . .While the majority of recommendations from the Cayce readings concerned those with tuberculosis or TB tendencies—with a few cases of asthma, pleurisy, and various lung problems—a wider range of respiratory ailments was noted by the survey responders: bronchiectasis, bronchitis, chronic cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colds, congestion, emphysema, fibrosis, nasal drip, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, and smoker’s lung. Several even used it to help quit smoking and others to achieve better athletic performance.
In rating their success with the keg, consistency of use seemed to be the main factor influencing a better outcome; those individuals using it on a regular basis reported good or better results.
Some of the differences noted by the survey participants included coughing less often, breathing more easily, and experiencing a decrease in the number of colds and respirator), infections, the loosening up of congestion, as well as the alleviation of pain. One individual, taking oxygen for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, commented that inhaling from the keg “loosens mucus to cough up, expel; medicates lung and bronchi, keeping down infections.”
Remedial use of the keg was found to be effective at the onset of congestion to help cough up mucus, when losing one’s voice, and to open breathing passages. Another individual, susceptible to colds, noted: “I took so many antibiotics that I became allergic to two of them, so the charred oak keg was always a rescue mission for me.” Two respondents commented that the keg helped reduce their desire to smoke; one mentioned taking a whiff from the keg each time the urge to light up arose. Another used it “to enhance oxygen intake for extreme sports training.”
With proper care and use, the keg can be a healing influence on the lungs. One excerpt succinctly stated: “Keep the keg. This is as life itself .” (Cayce)
Elaine Hruska is a therapist at the A.R.E. Houston Spa and former teacher at the Cayce/Reilly* School of Massotherapy. This article is reprinted with permission by Venture Inward Newsletter, Virginia Beach, VA.
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