Blue Glass and Sunlight Therapy

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Posted by Cindy (Wichita, USA) on 09/01/2008
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Update: Holy cow!

First of all, the elmer's glue and blue food coloring work and it even washes off, BUT you have to be very careful not to get it on anything else because that's a mess. Plus, it doesn't dry as clear as I thought it would. Very dull.

I think the way to go is with royal blue netting from the fabric store. I just bought 10 yards on sale for 1.04 per yard.I covered the kitchen window glass and the living room window glass and I can't believe the difference in the feel of this space! I doubled the netting as it is a fine mesh and very sheer however, the feel of the place is so different that it may be too much. I will have to wait and see what happens.

I got a very bright, royal blue because the other, lighter blues looked a bit greenish and I wasn't sure about the dark navy. What I got is a beautiful, deep jewel tone of blue. And it's a matte finish. Not shiny.

I can't believe how different the sun feels coming through it. It's soft and warm rather than harsh and white-hot. It's a hot, bright - albeit "white sky" - day here and the sun is very harsh. I usually hate having my shades open on days like this but not today! Cool!

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Posted by Becky (Warner Robins, Georgia) on 08/31/2008

I have never heard of this. What is it and where can I read about it. Also, would the paint-on faux stain glass kits work? You can buy the individual colors and they come in all shades of blue. This sounds very interesting!

EC: Read all about blue glass on sunlight therapy on our site! You won't find much about this therapy elsewhere on the internet...

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Posted by Janet (Houston, TX) on 08/21/2008

For the blue window glass, I might try the car window tinting kit. It is supposed to repel heat, and you can cut it with an exacto knife to fit a window pane. It is about $30 a roll (for one car) but that could be for 2 windows of a midsize.

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Posted by Nancy (Birmingham, Alabama) on 07/14/2008

I rent, so would this remedy using the blue glass work if I build a frame to put the blue glass in and then sit it in front of the window?

EC: Yes, in fact this is exactly what we had at home growing up -- a piece of cobalt blue glass in wooden frame. Otherwise, it's just too complicated!

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Posted by Nancy (Birmingham, Alabama) on 07/10/2008

Does anyone happen to know where I may find the book on blue glass Therapy? Thanks

EC: Sorry to say, this book has been out of print a long time! Best bet is to locate it online through an antique book seller.  The only health section in the book is the section we typed out here (the rest is scientific discourse on sunlight), so you might be disappointed once you have the book in your possession!

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Posted by Kin (Auckland, New Zealand) on 06/19/2008
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I am amazed every time I look at the pot of vegetables under the BLUE transparent plastic sheet; it has been 3 weeks now since I put the pot of vegetables under it. In this rectangular pot, I grew radishes on one half and Winter Spinach on the other half. The Radishes was not growing very well before I placed them under blue light, the leaves were leggy and most of them were eaten by slugs. The Spinach was just sprouting and really expected them to be completely eaten by snails and slugs.

Well, the vegetables are now growing very well, the Radishes had recovered completely and they are bushy and lefty. With torchlight, I do find at night baby slugs roaming on the new leaves of the Winter Spinach and really expect them to be eaten completely sooner or later. Inspection done today on broad daylight, could hardly find any leaves been eaten. (yes, no holes on the leaves). Interesting!

It is mid winter in Auckland, New Zealand. Also no fertilizer and insecticide had been used. Anyone who grows his own vegetables knows how hard it is too keep vegetables healthy without using fertilizer and insecticide. To achieve result like this in 3 weeks and in these conditions I can only contribute that to the blue light.

Will experiment blue light with more vegetables growing this coming spring. Will keep you updated if I have positive results.

Where to Buy Blue Glass
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 05/31/2008

Google "stained glass suppliers" and you will find hundreds of companies that will ship blue glass. Appears to be quite cheap to buy a decent sized piece of glass. Cobalt blue is the color of the glass that our family used in the mid-1900s for the blue glass and sunlight therapy.

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Posted by Stella (C, OH) on 05/30/2008
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Regarding blue sunlight therapy, I don't know if this is the same thing but I can testify to using a blue light device for acne. They also have expensive treatments in dermatologists offices that use blue light. I think I may lay in the sun in the privacy of my back yard for 15 min a day with a blue veil over my face to see if it has any effect. Also I do plan to try this on some of my plants and maybe on my basement windows to keep bugs out.

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Posted by Me (WPD, Florida) on 05/30/2008

My friend had shingles and started taking coconut oil and it went away.

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Posted by Jean (Cerritos, CA) on 05/29/2008

I have been unable to find any blue glass. Tried using a blue pyrex oblong dish, but it was too hard to handle. I'm trying this on my two small dogs with health issues. I ended up taping a blue silk blouse on the sliding door where the sun comes in. The silk is thin enough so some sun light comes through. Only used it 2 times and I feel there should be results, but too soon to tell for sure.

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Posted by Geraldine (Fort Lauderdale, USA) on 05/29/2008
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I have tried both General A.J. Pleasanton's therapy recently, and the more modern Dinsha Ghadiali "Color Therapy" now used by Dr. William Campbell Douglass. (His booklet, Color Me Healthy available from Second Opinion).

After reading your online Gen. A.J. Pleasanton book, I immediately sought some blue glass but had to settle for painted glass and then blue transparent sheets wrapped around glass.

I am fighting a 2-1/2 year Zoster shingles PHN virus infection, and though there has been no immediate improvement in my condition, I am going to pursue this because of the extreme pain and the fact that pain medications do not stop pain, but do make me dizzy.

For explanation, Dr. Douglass (following Dinshah's method) uses different colors with light from either a flashlight or lamp, and uses different colors (and combinations) for different diseases.

I have used both methods, but have used Gen. Pleasonton's only twice, and will email you when I see some definite improvement.

It is not easy to find colored glass; such glass is all 1/4" thick, and of a rather small size. Only for Gen. Pleasanton's method have I used the sun for energy, but I think sunlight is necessary. (Both Dinshah and Dr. Douglass have had success, however, using flashlights and lamps.)

EC: Geraldine, thank you so writing in about this remedy. We are thrilled (to say the least) that someone is testing it! Hopefully many more people will try the blue glass and sunlight therapy so we can eventually get a feel for whether this is an effective remedy.

P.S. If anyone finds an online source for blue glass, please let us know.

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Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 05/26/2008 509 posts

Blue Glass & sun Therapy: I'm not familiar with this particular one but I think it may be a spin off from something in one of Mary Summer Rain's books (I think the title is "Earthway" and is called color therapy. which mentions filling different colored bottles, (color depending on the problem you want to treat) sitting the bottled water in the sunlight all day and drinking it. I think she also mentioned that it would be next to impossible to commercialize because it had to be drunk immediately since the healing properties of the water didn't last long (don't remember the exact timing but think it was probably 30 minutes to l hour after preparation).

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Posted by Bev (Elroy, WI) on 10/04/2007

I don't know about the blue light therapy you mentioned. Ray Peat PhD told me that fluorescent light has light in the blue range which is somewhat toxic. He said incandescent bulbs have light in the red range which is healing. I had changed my lights to fluorescent and then switched them back to incandescent.

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