In the early 1800's near Budapest, Hungary, a young man named
Ignatz Von Peczely
caught an owl in his garden. The 11 year old boy struggled with the
frightened bird and met with its fierce claws as the bird instinctively
tried to defend itself. In the struggle, the boy accidentally broke the
owl's leg. As the youth and the owl glared into one another's eye, the
boy observed a black stripe rising in the owl's eye. Von Peczely
bandaged the owl's leg and nursed it back to health and released the
bird; but the bird stayed in the garden several years afterward. Von
Peczely observed the appearance of white and crooked lines in the owl's
eye where the black stripe had originally appeared.
The black stripe eventually became a tiny black spot surrounded by
white lines and shading. When Von Peczely grew up, he became a
physician and never forgot the incident with the owl. Working on the
surgical ward of a college hospital afforded him an opportunity to
observe the irides of patients after accidents, and preceding and
following surgery. A study of the changes in the eye coincided with
their injuries, surgery or illnesses.
Dr. Bernard Jensen pioneered the science of iridology in the US. He
developed one of the most comprehensive iris charts showing the
location of the organs as they reflect in the iris's of the eye. His
chart is still the most accurate one available today. (from Iridology
Simplified, by Bernard Jensen, D.C. Nutritionist)
Iridology is a science and practice of studying the iris of the eye.
Through studying the markings or signs in the iris of the eye, the
practitioner finds out about body constitution as well as strengths and
weakness in the various organs and tissues of the body. Iridology can
be used as a tool for health improvement. Once we know which areas of
the body are weak, we can work to strengthen them nutritionally.