The effects of magnets and magnetic fields has been recognized for a very long time. J.S.C. Schweigger and C.C. Bart, in their separate books published in Germany around 1836, conducted research showing magnets being used on the island of Samothrace around 600 BC. The Idaeic finger is mentioned in references to the island as an iron object that was placed on the body and created "wonders of healing by restoring affected organs to their normal condition." In Samothrace magnets healed.
Maxwell said, "There is a universal attraction, or a world-soul, it is life, a fire, and ethereal as light itself. All matter would be destitute of action, except when this life-force, magnetic force, permeates it. He who knows this magnetic spirit, a common bond of all quarters of the earth and lives through and in all things, can fix it to a particular body, it will perform great healing."
"He who knows how to operate on men by this universal spirit, can heal, and help those at any distance."
Some of the great healers of the past as Cure d’Ars and J.R. Newton had so strong a magnetic current that people could either feel it or hear it. J.R. Newton had an audience of people stand up to be healed. When he thrust his arms from his chest outward, the audience heard a popping sound like an explosion. People described their experience of Newton’s sharing of love, as a force that they could feel energizing their body. Dr. Newton, who cured 250,000 people, stated that there was a magnetic current that he felt through his body and passed along to those who were deficient in their magnetic energy. It was a magnetic current of love, which he saw intuitively as a blueish, white light. It is a magnetic force.
Albert Roy Davis and Walter C. Rawls, Jr. were two scientists who researched magnetism and its effect on cells. Two of their books, The Magnetic Effect and Magnetism and Its Effect on the Living System, speak of their research with magnetism and cancer. "In over 300 active cancer biopsy transplants to laboratory strain white rats, mice and rabbits, each having a similar blood type of man, we demonstrated that we could control, growth, development or arrest of cancer. This was accomplished through the proper application of the different energies associated with each pole of a magnet…It has been shown after several hundred research transplants that the N pole, the magnetic negative energy of the two poles has slowed, controlled or arrested further development of the active cancer site."
"To further support our findings, when the S pole of a magnet, that being the positive energy of a magnet, is applied to cancers. they become more advanced and then develop, grow and speed at an accelerated rate."
The two researchers used magnets on a variety of difficulties including arthritis, glaucoma, infertility, and diseases related to aging. They concluded that negative magnetic fields have a beneficial effect on living organisms, whereas positive magnetic fields appear to have a harmful effect.