Where We Came From
The first hint of Eytons' Earth began when Eytons' Earth founder, Jason
R Eaton, developed a severe skin condition in 1988 which no dermatologist
could cure. After a host of antibiotic and acid treatments, jason
left the comforts of the realm of modern medicine in search of an alternate
solution. During the period 1989 - 1993 countless hours were
spent in extensive research into metaphysics, which eventually led
to a personal discovery of therapeutic grade bentonite late in 1993; Jason literally
stumbled into a natural deposit in the middle of the night!
On that same autumn eveninghe tried an application of this
natural clay while soaking in a well hidden natural hotspring pool deep
in the far and silent reaches of the Mojave Desert. Within minutes he experienced the first pain-free moment in four years.
By 1994 Jason had collected a majority of the public research
material available worldwide regarding the medical
and healing uses of living clay; from the ancient rites of the Egyptians
to the modern laboratory studies conducted mainly in the 1970's - 1980's. Jason began experimenting with cosmetic blends borrowing mostly from
Late in 1994 a business concept was developed for marketing
a world-class quality healing clay for cosmetic use. The name of
the proposed business was to be The Tecopia Cosmetica Company. Changing
circumstances led to the abandonment of this initial idea, although eventually Eytons' Earth's own private products eventually derived names from the original concept (
Tecopia Cosmetica, Tecopia Medica, Tecopia Essentia ).
At the same time, unusual circumstances led Eytons' Earth's founder into the
exploration of more serious healing applications of bentonite. A
soon-to-be good friend approached me with the news she was diagnosed
with a terminal illness which the medical establishment could do nothing
to arrest. Our work with metaphysics and healing clay produced
a cure within two weeks of the diagnosis, and to this day ( five years
later ) she remains in perfect health.
Jason was both frightened and awed at the possibilities, completely
at a loss for a reasonable explanation for what he had witnessed. He stepped
up his research, intuitive and experiential in nature, and continued an
exploration with advanced healing when circumstances allowed. In
September of 1996, Jason and his partner left for a one year trip to the
Death Valley region, CA, where they eventually started Eytons' Earth at
a local Hot Springs Resort.
Slowly Jason started formulating theories on the nature of healing clay for human use, based largely upon historic use and personal observation. Working with a wide variety of people with conditions
ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to sports injuries to recovery from
surgery, he began to understand the full scope of bentonite for healing.
On June 25, 1997, they left the Death Valley Region and headed
for New Mexico with the idea that healing with living clay should be
free; and if not free, extremely cost effective. With a plan to use Eytons' Earth natural cosmetics to fund
a not-for-profit effort in researching and treating a wide variety of
conditions, they landed in Albuquerque, NM.
In April 2002, Eytons' Earth was again relocated to Las
Jason went on to write the first of two landmark publications on clay therapeutics, entitled "Upon a Clay Tablet, The Definitive Guide to Healing with Homeostatic Clay", Volume 1 and 2 (Pending).
Published in October of 2009, Upon a Clay Tablet, Volume I, is the definitive guide to using therapeutic clay,
and represents a lifetime of both practical experience and scientific
inquiry. Volume I comprises a two book set designed as an
introduction to healing clays. Book 1 includes a book of short stories
and correspondences. Book 2 is an exploration into clay therapeutics,
and provides extensive information on some of the best healing clays in
the world, and the some of wonderful people who have learned how to use
them. Book two also includes a section of some of the most convincing
scientific studies ever conducted designed to document some of the
therapeutic properties of healing clay. "Never again will mankind lose the ancient and profound art of healing with the living earth", notes Jason, who founded Eytons' Earth to preserve the knowledge of clay therapy and to freely provide this knowledge for the benefit of the people of the world. "This is an art form that should always remain in the hands of the people and be used for the people." Upon a Clay Tablet teaches a return to origins, a return to the land itself, and explores the use of water, earth and sunshine as the most powerful substances in nature to support vital health.
...Eytons' Earth and related projects continue to expand, encompassing all of the realm of cost-effective natural medicine.
In 2009, Jason started a wholesale clay business featuring world class clays from North America and France, including signature clay blends under the brand of Tecopia Essentia:
Healing & Therapeutic Clays
Mirror website: www.therapy-clays.com
An extensive online usage guide is being developed here: Tecopia Essentia Healing Clays
To this day Jason still enjoys the vast and seemingly lonely desert-scapes where the great silences pour...
Founder of Eytons' Earth, Jason R. Eaton, Death Valley, CA, April 2009
At a Marta Becket performance, Amargosa Opera House, April 2009
Did You Know...?
Clay Eating Peruvian Macaws / Parrots
"All sorts of macaws converge at a small area on the main claylick outside the Tambopata Research Center. The claylick is pretty much a simple cliff face. Somehow all of the birds know that if the clay they eat in the morning will dispell the toxins in the poisonous fruit during the day. They only need to eat clay during the times of the year when the non-poisonous fruit is not available. Many species of parrot know to do this. How do they all know? When did they learn? How did they discover this amazing property of the clay and propagate it to the rest of the parrots?"
- Mick @ MickTravels Around the World Travel Guide, Copyright 2005, Reserved
To explore potential answers these excellent questions,
consider reading our new document: Living
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