Urine Therapy Pt. 2

Urine Therapy Pt. 2

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Urine Therapy Pt. 2

March 14, 2016
Bill Haberman
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What is the History of Urine Therapy?

 

Urine therapy is not a quirky new thing.  It has a long history.  

 

For example, it by Solomon was in the Bible mentioned in the Book of Proverbs.

solomon

“Drink water from your own cistern.”   When my seminary  professor in Proverbs class came to this admonition, he became very quiet.   He wanted to say something, but appeared to be hesitant.  

 

Sort of under his breath he quickly said there is this ancient medical practice of drinking your own urine [one sentence].  Then he quickly and forcefully started interpolating it into a thought about marital fidelity.  

 

No professor, Solomon was referring to urine therapy.  My teacher’s interpolation came from modern aversion to the idea and dealing with the text for what it said in its ancient context.  When we consider urine therapy we need to step outside our social mores and look at the practice’s on its own merits.  

 

When I was researching salt,  I found that in the middle east new born baby in old times were first bathed in camel’s urine.  It was the salt content that they thought cleansed the baby.  Salt is a way to deal with bacteria and pathogens.  

 

When Cortez was on his campaign to conquer the Aztec Empire, he was aided by a native woman, Do~na Maria.  After a battle, Cortez and others wrote about how she helped dress the wounded.  She, after cleaning the injury, wrapped the wounds in bandages soaked in urine.  It worked well as an antiseptic.  

 

Urine therapy has been used and written about for 5,000 years in India.  They have a form of medicine called Ayurveda.  This is a powerful practice for healing that is continuing to be practed today.  It has been so respected for thousands of years that they call it the “Mother of Ayurvedic Medicine”.   Shivambu means literally “Water of Shiva”, referring to their divine respect for the practice.

Urine therapy as an alternative medicine was popularized by British naturopath John W. Armstrong

 John W. Armstrong, the waters of life

in early 20th century.   Armstrong had three things lead him to this therapy,  his family practiced urine therapy for treating minor stings and toothaches, he read the Biblical Proverb “drink water from your own cistern…”, and he experienced a recovery from ill-health using it.  He did a long fast [like Gandhi] in which he treated his malady taking in nothing but urine and tap water.  Armstrong’s 1944 book sold widely.

 

 

 

About The Author

Dr. Bill in San Antonio, TX, holds six degrees in religious studies including a Ph.D. and a Th.D. He holds several other certificates and certifications. He has been what some call a professional student. Raised mostly in rural south and south-central Texas, he is equally at ease on the ranch, in the woods, in meditation, or metaphysical pursuits. He was the author of two books now out of print and several that he has not pushed for publication. He has written numerous articles in pier review journals during his time in traditional ministry. He was invited to be on the translation committee for a modern Bible translation but declined, for philosophic differences over translation presuppositions. His studies in comparative religions led him into an in depth study of metaphysics. He has a knack for noticing overlapping principles in different systems. It occurred to him that when things keep showing up in many religions that these maybe the secret truth past down from our ancient past that are applicable to us today. As in folk lore Odin hung from the tree upside down and after nine days, came to know the secret runes. Today Dr. Bill strives to look at repeating truths in a different way. He is willing as needed to take the time to see the secrets that are ready to be opened from different directional considerations. Dr. Bill was a traditional minister for 25 years, filling pulpits two times a week and teaching many classes. Now he has centered his work on the metaphysical of spirituality. Dr. Bill looks at the metaphysical and spiritual from a new eclectic perspective. This rare insight has been a boon to him and as he works to help you can be a boon to you amazon.com/author/billhaberman
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