Reviewed by David Lorimer
Anthony William is the Edgar Cayce of our time in terms of the intuitive diagnostic scans he gives people, pinpointing their health challenges and advising them on a healing course to take, often after years of frustration and misdiagnoses – especially when it comes to chronic and mystery illnesses whose incidence has multiplied over the last 30 years. It is also a time of quickening when we are accessing more spiritual wisdom at many levels; it is as if the invisible world is trying to get as much as it can through to us so as to enable our evolution. The book begins with his startling experience as a four-year old when he sees a brown-robed man standing behind his grandmother and is ordered to put his hand on her chest and say ‘lung cancer’. Of course he has no idea what this means, but his grandmother goes for a check-up and finds that the being is right. The next morning, he hears the voice of the being saying that he is the Spirit of the Most High and more specifically a word – compassion. Such living words are energy sources, the highest of which is God or Love.
Anthony then describes his training period and finds that he is able to scan or read people’s conditions, which is rather overwhelming if sitting in a bus or a cinema; nor do people always welcome his interventions. When he gets food poisoning, the being tells him to eat pears from his grandfather’s garden and he makes a full recovery. He is also told to stand on graves in cemeteries and tune in so as to discover what the people died from, which helps refine is talent. While caddying on the golf course he is able to tell players what is wrong with them, and his gift even extends to knowing what is wrong with cars when the mechanics are stumped. All this imposes a burdensome responsibility on the teenage Anthony, who has a few brushes with death when he ignores his mentor’s advice. When scanning the body, Anthony sees through a bright light, but he can also scan the heart, soul and spirit for different levels of distress.
Parts Two and Three are devoted to a detailed discussion of chronic mystery illnesses with telling case histories. What he calls the hidden epidemic covers chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, MS, rheumatoid arthritis and hypothyroidism. He then goes on to a range of other conditions: Type 2 diabetes, hypoglycaemia, adrenal fatigue, candida, migraines, shingles (some 30 variants here), hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, premenstrual syndrome, the menopause and Lyme disease. In each case he explains the underlying causes of the condition and what people can do about it. He attributes a major role to the Epstein-Barr virus with 60 or so variants, six groups and five stages of illness as it drills further into the tissues and organs. All this is explained with the utmost clarity and indeed authority. He also insists that the body does not attack itself, so that auto-immune conditions are a misnomer. In rheumatoid arthritis, for instance, the body is in fact trying to defend itself so that giving anti-inflammatory and/or immuno-suppressant drugs is inappropriate. Instead, Anthony proposes simple natural methods. He sees our accumulating toxic load as a real threat to our health and pins the responsibility for Alzheimer’s disease firmly on mercury, which was used so disastrously in the 19th century and which has accumulated in the food chain, not to mention its presence in dental fillings and vaccines. In a number of places, he proposes a research agenda to test his hypotheses, so this could be a valuable source of suggestions to young and daring researchers. When it comes to Lyme disease, much in the news this year, he identifies a number of triggers while insisting that it is in fact a viral condition.
The third part on healing can profitably be read and applied by everyone. It begins with gut health and freeing the brain from toxins, then suggestions of what not eat, the importance of fruit, a 28-day cleanse with raw fruits and vegetables, and finally suggestions for soul healing and communication with angels. Here again there are some fundamental insights and helpful recommendations. Rather than leaky gut, he uses the expression ammonia permeability, explaining how the gas can drift into your bloodstream with all sorts of adverse effects while also breaking down the hydrochloric acid in your stomach. In order to restore this, Anthony suggests pure celery juice. He explains that sprouts are an excellent source of probiotics, as are unwashed organic vegetables, while probiotics in yoghurt may be destroyed by your stomach acid. Commenting on the fashion for fermented foods he prefers sprouts, as the bacteria associated with fermentation are those of decay. He gives specific advice on heavy metal detox and recommends regular juice fasts using celery, cucumber and apples. His advice on what not to eat will dismay some readers, including as it does eggs, farmed fish, dairy and gluten besides corn products, soya and MSG. Then fresh fruits are high in anti-oxidants and he advises ignoring people who condemn fruit sugar along with other forms.
The final part on soul healing contains some beautiful suggestions for being in the woods and tuning into trees, swimming, watching waves, birds and bees, sunbathing, contemplating sunsets and the stars, picking fruit and gardening. He also suggests that we affirm that we work for God, which gives a very different perspective on everyday life. The final chapter is devoted to angels and their spiritual guidance – easing our minds, rebuilding our spirits and souls, healing our bodies. He lists 21 essential angels that we can call upon – literally, as he insists on the need to speak out loud with real focus – especially given the amount of negativity they have to transform on Earth. Then Anthony explains that there are many more Unknown Angels ready to help and gives corresponding case histories. His final advice is to keep the faith: ‘you deserve to live a good life. A good life exists for you. This remarkable book is a rare gift on many levels and you will be doing yourself and those close to you a great favour if you order it now.