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Use Your Own Eyes W B MacCracken M D

Use Your Own Eyes W B MacCracken M D

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"This book is dedicated to the memory of W.H. Bates, M.D. It was his discovery, and his lifework, that founded and
established the system which can prevent the impending degeneration of the eyes of civilized humans. His genius and
his fine courage made it possible for him to bequeath this magnificent gift to the race."
"This book is dedicated to the memory of W.H. Bates, M.D. It was his discovery, and his lifework, that founded and
established the system which can prevent the impending degeneration of the eyes of civilized humans. His genius and
his fine courage made it possible for him to bequeath this magnificent gift to the race."

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Natural Eyesight Improvement
Thank you for your interest in improving eyesight the natural way; without glasses, contact lenses,drugs or laser surgery. The Bates Method of vision improvement has been around since the early1900s, and has proven to relieve many vision problems. “Use Your Own Eyes”, the book you areabout to read, explains the method quite well. Its guidance can be used to overcome your ownvision challenges or to help others overcome theirs.I appreciate your desire to regain clear vision naturally. To achieve the highest levels of visionacuity it is often useful to take lessons from an experienced Bates Method teacher. A good teacherwill guide you through the process, making it effortless, and can point out your specific challengesand help you get past obstacles that might otherwise slow down your progress. Visions of Joyprovides lessons in person and can also guide you by phone or email. Please check the website forthe currentschedule of classes.I am glad to be of assistance and look forward to receiving reports of your progress. If theinformation provided by Visions of Joy has helped you regain clear vision, please consider givingsomething back in return.Your donationhelps to keep this work available!Enjoy your path to clarity.Love,Esther~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Esther ‘Joy’ van der Werf www.VisionsOfJoy.org Natural Eyesight Improvement &Optimal Breathing ® Development
 
 
USE YOUR OWN EYES
by W.B. MacCracken, M.D.
"This book is dedicated to the memory of W.H. Bates, M.D. It was his discovery, and his lifework, that founded andestablished the system which can prevent the impending degeneration of the eyes of civilized humans. His genius andhis fine courage made it possible for him to bequeath this magnificent gift to the race."
INDEX:Introduction1 - The problem2 - The background3 - The cause4 - The psychology of spectacles5 - To be or not to be6 - The psychology of the Eye7 - The eye itself 8 - Accommodation9 - Eyestrain10 - The mechanism of vision11 - The warrant for the work 12 - Some cases that illustrate13 - First principles of cure14 - The case for the children15 - The sun and the eye16 - Palming17 - Central fixation18 - Shifting the central fixation19 - Swinging to relax20 - How memory helps vision21 - How imagination helps vision22 – The Snellen test card23 - Relaxation24 - Illusions of vision25 - Techniques26 - Astigmatism27 - Presbyopia28 - Myopia and hyperopia29 - Strabismus30 - Cataract31 - Some other conditions32 - Conclusion
 
INTRODUCTION
The mighty silence of the great open spaces, the soft warm calm under the palms out on the sands, the cold stillness of the silent frozen worlds, the majestic grandeur of the sunset in the West, the weird influence of the soft light of themoon, the story of the ages in the cold gleaming of the star worlds in the sky, the lure of the lonely vastness of the sea,the soothing cadence of the melody of music in the cars, the silent touch of tender memories, the thrill of a soul in thepresence of love -- these and kindred of the great primal forces are the real influences guiding the motives and powersof human life.Our lives are modified, more than we know, by these constant, active influences. Not only are our minds molded,obeying unconsciously these silent orders; but our bodies and organs. There are serious chronic nervous diseases whichhave no found cause in any change of tissue structure, and which are modified or cured by emotions and impulses.Emotions and impulses are actually only automatic reactions to impressions which are often not even possible todiscover. It is established that emotions cause specific changes in many of the body functions: the action of the heartand lungs, the tension of the blood vessels, the conduct of muscles and even tendons. In normal healthy bodies musculartremors have been demonstrated by laboratory instruments, produced by arousing mental conditions such as curiosity,or fear, or anger. And it is common to find tendon reflexes modified by similar emotions, or even by ordinaryexcitement. And just such mental conditions are present as the cause of many abnormal physical conditions such asconstant eyestrain, indigestion, insomnia, and even distinct diseases with muscle spasms and mental disturbances. Andabove all, the brain itself with all its nerves, is dominated by the same impressions from the world it lives in, and ismolded like the softest clay.Suppressions, conscious or unconscious, increase these abnormal conditions of tension, and we are constantlysuppressing. And worst of all, we are thoughtlessly allowing abnormal and harmful influences to suppress the naturalnormal functions of our subconscious mind, and mislead us into complexes that are the causes of many diseasedconditions.It is possible to relieve these abnormal conditions by the simple expedient of securing a state of relaxation of themuscles of the body. Without muscular relaxation there never is mental relaxation. And when the muscles are relaxedmental relaxation is always present. There are different methods and varieties of technique by which this muscularrelaxation may be secured. But they all must depend upon the same laws of psychology and physiology. It is necessaryto enlist the cooperation of the subconscious mind. This can be accomplished by occupying the conscious mind socompletely with some carefully chosen impression that the subconscious mind is also fully occupied with the samethought and purpose for a period of time. This method has been proved. It is scientific and successful. It requires,however, that the patient be receptive, earnest, and confident.The story in this book is founded on these truths. Vision is the most precious of the senses which feed the life and thehappiness of the human. That vision should be allowed to degenerate into a crippled dependent upon a mechanicaldevice is an ominous threat to the future of the race. If the mind can be roused into a consciousness of its loss, therecovery of the natural power of the eye will be the smallest of the glorious achievements that will come with the newlife.It has been interesting to try to imagine the mighty spirits of the past contemplating the modern hosts that are helplesswithout their pieces of glass. How could those independent souls understand this new habit? How long will it be beforethe minds of children, who are beginning their lives, will be taught to use their own eyes, with the freedom and thepower which belongs to them, and which will give them a new fullness of life?W.B.M.Berkeley, CaliforniaFebruary 1937

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