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Welcome to my iridology collection. On this page you will find links to books I recommend, which you can purchase directly from Fishpond online bookstore in New Zealand and Australia, or from Amazon in North America.

In my experience, once on these sites it pays to search for other copies of the same book, to help you find the best deal.



Douglas Morrison - How We Heal: Understanding the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

Cover of How We Heal, by Dr Doug Morrison

Written by my good friend and Body Electronics icon, Dr Doug Morrison, this is essential reading for Body Electronics. Originally titled, "Body Electronics Fundamentals", it has since been extensively revised and updated and in its second printing, and with appeal to a much broader cross-section of the public.

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Bernard Jensen - The Science and Practice of Iridology (Volume 1)

The Science and Practice of Iridiology, Bernard Jensen

This is Bernard Jensen's first great iridology text (often referred to as Volume 1), surpassed only by Volume 2, below. It's an essential reference on the subject and well priced for what it is.

You can read more about iridology and sclerology here.


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Bernard Jensen - Iridology The Science and Practice in the Healing Arts Volume 2

Iridology The Science and Practice in the Healing Arts, Volume 2, Bernard Jensen

If you only ever own one iridology book, this would have to be it. It is Bernard Jensen's "Magnum Opus", The Science and Practice of Iridology, volume 2, and the absolute quintessential iridology reference book. It's not cheap, but that's because it's an incredible tome of wisdom.


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Bernard Jensen - Visions of Health: Understanding Iridology

Visions of Health, Bernard Jensen

One of Jensen's very last books, co-written with one of his students. Great photos and good entry-level book for iridology students. You still can't beat his two editions of "Science and Practice of Iridology" though.


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Donald Bamer - Practical Iridology and Sclerology

Practical Iridology and Sclerology, Donald Bamer

It's a simple read, with a light treatment of most topics. If you know much about the Ray Method of Iris-Sclera Integrated Diagnosis you may find this at odds with some of Dr John Whitman Ray's teachings. However, the more ideas about iridology and sclerology we can get under our belts, the more rounded an understanding we will have.


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Peter Jackson-Main - Practical Iridology: Using the Eye as a Guide to Health Risks and Wellbeing

Practical Iridology, Peter Jackson-Main

I haven't read it, but again, take in what you can from every source.


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Joe Shelby Riley - Iridology Simplified

Iridology Simplified, Joe Shelby Riley

I've included this short book (probably from the 1960's) more for interest's sake. It's pretty lightweight and a little random and may add little more than historical interest and the occasional gem for most iridology students. Nonetheless, I recommend a diversity of perspectives on the eye.


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Icon Health Publications - Iridology - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

Iridology A Medical Dictionary

This book is more a list of references than informative in its own right, but if you're looking for a way of vacuuming up every possible resource on iridology, this may help you find them.


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Frank Navratil - For Your Eyes Only: A Fascinating Look at the Art and Science of Iris Diagnosis, the Diagnostic Method of the New Millennium

For Your Eyes Only, Frank Navratil

Just came across this new one. Always worth checking out different perspectives on this subject.


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Henry Lahn - Iridology: The Diagnosis from the Eye

Iridology: The Diagnosis From the Eye, Henry Lahn

Kessinger Books has done it again! They reproduce rare, out-of-print books, with expired copyrights. Although this book carries a 2003 date on the website, it is actually the 6th edition, dated 1914, of Henry Lahn's original treatise on iridology. Lahn, who later changed his name to Lane, was reputedly the very first person to bring iridology to the USA at the end of the nineteenth century. This is the very beginning of the "American School" of iridology, arising out of the "German School" and the first iridology book written in English that I am aware of. Serious iridology students NEED this book for its insightful historical value. It will change the way you think about iridology and health. I love it!


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J Haskel Kritzer - Iridiagnosis Text-Book: Guide in Treatment

Iridiagnosis Textbook: Guide in Treatment, J Haskel Kritzer

Guilty! This one has been sitting on my shelf unread for way too many years.

Another Kessinger reprint, they describe it as, "selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it." Sounds like a recommendation to me!

First published in 1919, it comes from a time before the medical establishment was really established, before there was a pharmaceutical industry "guiding" medical practice. Although a lot of health thought was more metaphysical, it was also a lot more tangible in the sense that cause and effect was not so veiled. When there were so few drugs being used, the resulting patterns were less obscured. The cause in many cases is metallic, coal-tar and narcotic "remedies"; the effect is degeneration of the body, readily reflected in the iris of the eye.


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