What is a Caul?

The birth Caul or Veil is a full face mask which may be sometimes found covering the face of a child at birth. Such births are rare and hold special significance for the child born in such a manner. There are many stories and myths about the Caul, many of them erroneous. This post is provided to give some insight to those who are born with a Caul and further promote public knowledge of the phenomenon.

The correct name for those who are born with a Caul is a Caulbearer. Such people are often referred to as being born behind The Veil, as the Caul is also referred to as The Veil in many cultures due to it being a face covering.

It should be noted that Caulbearers may be male or female and may come from any social class, racial or religious group. There are no geographical boundaries to the phenomenon. However it has been observed that Caul births do have tendencies to run in family bloodlines. Sometimes, but quite rarely, more than one member of a family–usually a parent and child–may be born with a Caul.

It has been calculated that Caulbearer births may be as few as one in eighty thousand births. However this does not necessarily mean that there may be one such birth in every eighty thousand births in a particular area or that there may not be more than one in any grouping of eighty thousand births.

The Caulbearer

The purpose of the Caulbearer is to serve Mankind and to guide men and women to understand themselves and the world and universe within which we live.

How should a Caul be removed?

As the Caul is a membrane which covers the face of certain children at birth, it is regarded as being of human tissue and part of the child. The most distinctive feature of a genuine Caul is the presence of two loops which wrap around the ears of the child when born. This feature ensures that the Caul is held in place during the birth of the child.

Firstly, upon recognising that the birth is a Caul birth, two small holes should be cut for the nostrils and one for the mouth to enable the child to breathe. Once this has been done the loops which cover the ears should be carefully released from over the ears. The Caul should then be slowly peeled from the face to avoid any damage to the veil.

The Caulbearer

Cauls have been preserved in several ways through the millennia: from keeping them in jars or containers of water, to folding them up and keeping them in envelopes.

Preserving a Caul

Cauls have been preserved in several ways through the millennia: from keeping them in jars or containers of water, to folding them up and keeping them in envelopes.

A recommended way to preserve a Caul is to let it dry out after the birth without folding it, and then laying it out on non-acidic cardboard or other non-reactive material. Cling-wrap or other non-reactive material is often used to cover both the Caul and the backing material. Once this is done the Caul should be preserved in a dry safe place, away from dust, heat and moisture.

A Caul will usually dry out and become more fragile as time passes, so it is important to take as much care as possible in preserving it at the start.

The Caulbearer

It should be noted that Caulbearers may be male or female and may come from any social class, racial or religious group. There are no geographical boundaries to the phenomenon.

What a Caul is not

There are many misconceptions about the exact description of a Caul. Other phenomena which are often mistaken for a Caul birth are as follows.

Some children are born while still enclosed within the amniotic sac or membrane. This usually entails the child being born with a sac of transparent or translucent membrane surrounding all or part of the child. This phenomenon is referred to as being born “en-caul”, which is the medical term for such births. This is not a Caulbearer birth and is one of the most commonly held misunderstandings of being born with a Caul, as the term Caul, may often be used to describe the concept of a covering or lining. Some dictionaries refer to a Caul as being a bonnet or cap.

This meaning of covering or cap, also gives rise to another phenomena of being born with the lucky cap, which is what happens when a child is born with placenta or some afterbirth material being found stuck to the head or face. Once again, such births have no relevance to a Caulbearer birth as a genuine Caul is quite distinctive as a full face covering.



 

What Is So Special About The Caul?

The main reason why those born with a Caul were and are held in high regard is principally due to the fact that such births can be calculated in advance and the time and place of such births predicted. This marked the birth of a Caulbearer as being of particular significance, along with the fact that such people often had peculiar abilities in many diverse ways which were not commonly found in the general populace.

Caulbearers are often found to have ability in matters of finding underground water supplies, knowing when weather patterns will change, predicting when fish and other food supplies will become plentiful.

Many are great natural healers, which trait may be manifested by the laying on of their hands, or remotely from a distance. Many are considered to have great ability in matters of judgement and ruling nations and often possess insights which are difficult to appreciate by other people.

In many cultures the Caulbearers were considered to be “Kings by right,” due to the predictive nature of their births and their leadership abilities. This is one of the reasons why certain Buddhist groups, to this very day seek out Caulbearers to be brought up to become Dalai Lamas.

Throughout history the powers that be have repeatedly attempted to destroy the Caulbearers because they were seen to be messengers sent by a higher force to guide mankind in matters both physical and of a higher spiritual nature. In ancient times they were held in high regard for their knowledge in a wide range of disciplines, and therefore became known as ‘priests’ which originally simply meant ‘teacher’. This was long before the notion of the religious priest was ever conceived.

The Caul or Veil is sometimes also referred to as “The Veil of Tears” due to the tendency of baser types of people to attack or even kill Caulbearers, often for no apparent reason — such as in the Middle Ages, when they were burned as witches and heretics, mainly by the Church of Rome.

Persons of negative character may often react to Caulbearers at a very subconscious level as they sense that there is something different about these people. There are many folk tales about “the curse of the Caul” which appears to come from the fallout of negative actions against a bearer of the Caul.

In many cultures around the world the Caul is more commonly referred to as “The Veil,” and the word “Caulbearer” is the usual word in English speaking countries. However it should be pointed out that the word Caulbearer will generally not be found in standard dictionaries due to repeated suppression of the reality of such people as they have often been persecuted by those who wished to become kings by might rather than by birthright.

 

                    

 

 

The Caulbearer

As we all perceive reality to varying degrees depending on our individual level of sensitivity (or lack of it) and Caulbearers are noted for their perceptive abilities, their peers and society at large may tend to give them a hard time.

Bringing up a Caulbearer child

Caulbearer children should generally be brought up as other children. They are often noted to be of a well-disposed nature but may often be regarded as strange by other children and even adults because of their unusual depth of perception which will be generally misunderstood by the population at large. This may result in the child becoming withdrawn and a loner, keeping their distance from those who may appear to resent them and sometimes attack them unjustly.

As we all perceive reality to varying degrees depending on our individual level of sensitivity (or lack of it) and Caulbearers are noted for their perceptive abilities, their peers and society at large may tend to give them a hard time.

The Caulbearer child will often not understand or be able to explain to others what they perceive and this can often lead to feelings of rejection and detachment. If a child tends to be aware of things and happens to mention it, others should not be so quick to decide that it is fanciful imagination without considering the facts relating to the events in question.

Many of us have experienced the sensation of precognition, knowing of something before it happened in reality or in another place. We cannot explain how or why but still we know it was as real as if it happened in reality in front of us. It is quite common for a Caulbearer to sense things in this manner, so it is essential that adequate understanding is applied as it will inevitably lead to undesirable emotional consequences and a feeling of being misunderstood and rejected.

The Caulbearer

While the number of Caulbearers is generally small in a given population it may be that they will meet another of their kind at some point.

Meeting other Caulbearers

While the number of Caulbearers is generally small in a given population it may be that they will meet another of their kind at some point. They do tend to have an ability to attract (often unknowingly) other Caulbearers even if they have no real knowledge of the phenomena. However, depending on prevailing cultural or social attitudes, they may misunderstand the strong attraction they feel to move towards certain people whom they never met before. They may confuse this sensation as being of a sexual nature as no one has ever explained it to them and therefore become embarrassed or even more confused by one more peculiar event which appears to relate to the very thing that drives them.

At the same time it is not unusual to find Caulbearers who are married to each other due to the attraction of their natures even if they don’t understand why this might be so.

The Caulbearer

In society at large the true relevance of the Caul is often misunderstood, and the little that is known about it is often mixed with superstition and old wives’ tales.

Psychological Aspects

In society at large the true relevance of the Caul is often misunderstood, and the little that is known about it is often mixed with superstition and old wives’ tales. This often gives rise to Caulbearers themselves misunderstanding exactly what drives them and what they sense. They will often learn through hard experience that others often react to them strangely, avoid them or act in peculiar ways without them actually understanding why. They may have had their Caul destroyed at birth as it had been the policy of many maternity hospitals, but particularly those run by religious groups to dispose of the Caul.

They may have their Caul, or it may have been kept for them without their knowledge, depending on the degree of understanding of relatives or midwives on the matter. There are many permutations, but the Caulbearer may often attempt to find out why they feel the way they do to no avail.

They may regularly feel certain things which they cannot relate to others for fear of ridicule or misunderstanding. It is not uncommon to find Caulbearers who become addicted to alcohol or other substances in a vain attempt to block out a world that fails to understand them.

There is a very high risk of suicide due to the same circumstances: and often the unfortunate Caulbearer may become dependent on medicines which are prescribed to treat a mistaken diagnosis of psychosis or schizophrenia.

It used to be a common experience for Caulbearers to be brought to a priest to have rites of exorcism performed on them due to their parents desire to drive out the influence which they often believed to be causing the Caulbearer’s problems in adjusting to “normal life.”

Such things should be completely avoided so as not to cause further feelings of rejection and the denial of their existence.

The purpose of this site is to provide a basic source of information so that such unnecessary suffering, which is mainly due to ignorance and misunderstanding may be avoided in future.

 

The Caulbearer

Due to the fact that religions by their very nature are systems of belief, the Caul and its properties should not be mistaken as being of a religious nature. Ability is based on reality, and is therefore real and not dependent on belief and should therefore be kept separate from religious dogmas.

Religion and the Caul

As the abilities of Caulbearers are well known of by at least certain parts of religious groups to varying degrees, the attitude towards Caulbearers varies from group to group.

Some ignore it; some hold them in high esteem; some accuse them of being witches and others have sought to destroy them before birth due to the preference of men to follow kings by right rather than those appointed to rule over others by might.

The main reason that “witches” were burned at the stake in earlier generations was that the shedding of a Caulbearer’s blood was believed to bring down a curse on the perpetrator. Burning them was not regarded as shedding blood, so many were burned at the stake instead.

Sadly the powers which rule over the minds of men have generally treated the Caulbearers with contempt and often with unmerciful persecution. The reason for this apparent contradiction of their own dogmas is that historically the individuals who became deities or were venerated by followers of such beliefs, were Caulbearers.

The purpose of the Caulbearer is to serve Mankind and to guide men and women to understand themselves and the world and universe within which we live. The Caulbearer mind is such that if it is properly trained by those who know how, it will be of service to those who wish to follow its ability to reason and understand certain things which lie above and beneath our everyday realities.

Due to the fact that religions by their very nature are systems of belief, the Caul and its properties should not be mistaken as being of a religious nature. Ability is based on reality, and is therefore real and not dependent on belief and should therefore be kept separate from religious dogmas.

The main world religions which we know of today were originally based on the teachings of Caulbearers such as Moses, Buddha and Joshua Ben Miriam. Other less well known Caulbearers in history were Marduk (ruler and king of Mesopotamia), Odin/Wodin who was later worshipped as a god; Dan who was known as “Judge,” father of the tribe of Dan; Jacques De Molay, head of the Knight Templar. However through the attachment of belief systems the true realities of these Caulbearers were adapted to serve the dogmas of religious groups.

Sadly we are witnessing the result of this tragic twisting of reality in our world today, as many groups who profess to care for their fellow man by following the teachings of Caulbearers, turn against each other so that all reality is ignored.

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Ginge...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Fascinating! I'm really glad I found your journal :)

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momto...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 9:33 PM

thankyou and your welcome!  :D

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RockC...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 3:17 AM

Now I understand some things! Your information was very helpful! Many thanks.

Could it be that unsaved (does not confess that Jesus is Son of God and savior) caulbearers can become psychics, while born again caulbearer can become prophets or priests?

What are your thoughts?

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Chris...
Nov. 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Hello , im ot sure how old this post is but I was born 37years ago as a caulberear I also have a mountain as a birthmark on my left stomach which covers the entire hip area I researched this because , I am all that the above mentions strangely enough my unique abilities has often feared people and distanced me from churches and preachers because of the knowledge i have inherited from birth ,I have the ability to heal by my hands ,prophetcy and more yes after I was born again ,my family said that I was a which growing up it was said that I was a witch so it is true that caulbearers   are as described.

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Cynth...
May. 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM I have known from the time I was a young child I was different. I always knew things without a way to explain how I knew. It caused a lot of problems for me so by the time I was starting second grade I began to keep it to myself and try to push it away. Well the older I got the harder it got to push it away which caused me many years ridden with anxiety.
I am Puerto Rican and Italian, when I was a kid I wasn't accepted by either side of the family so I didn't feel there was anyone that could relate to what I was experiencing. By the time I was 14 I started asking questions on both sides of my family.
My paternal grandmother started to tell me things but my father told her to not tell me any of "that nonsense" as he called it. My mother told me to talk to her sister, my aunt, and again my father started saying things to prevent me from finding out anything.
What brought me to learning about my abilities was believe it or not peri menopause. It was at that point in my life i could no longer run from my inner self. I researched and read everything I could get my hands on and weeded through and finally embraced the fact that I am a sensitive and healer.
For the past several years I have been following all my intuitive signals and haven't looked back. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself.
Just by chance my mother and I were talking and she told me I was born with a veil so again I started to research again. During my research I found this and it just seemed to resonate within me.
My only regret is that I wish I would have accepted my abilities as a child and not so late in life. But there is an upside lol by embracing who I really am my life is crystal clear to me. I'm only 50 and I am happy that I am still young enough to be able to help others with my abilities. It's an amazing feeling that I love sharing with others.
Thank you for your blog, it is very informative and very accurate. When ever someone asks me how I know certain things or ask how was it possible for me to make them feel better physically or emotionally, I tell them the truth. This is a gift from God and it comes to me naturally. :)

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borna...
Jun. 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM

My world has just been rocked! after years of just not getting 'it', my life, i randomly mentioned my oddities to someone and that i was born a 'cloud baby' never sure what that meant. He told me about caulbearers and

wow.

momto4 and cynthia thank you so much. i am a shaken mess right now but i think for the very first time in my life... 52.5 years.. i , it's gonna be ok. im just now learning about it and it all makes so much sense re: my life and  i hope it all isnt superstition becuz it, i, finally make sense!

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momto...
Jun. 10, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Your all very welcome, glad I could help shed some light on this subject that a lot of people just want to dismiss...   :)

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lauri...
Jun. 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I have always known I was born with a veil, this blog makes alot of things a little clearer. What I'm wondering is how does someone know this is true. no one ever told me any of my children were born like that, Is that something that a Dr or nurse would always tell the mother. I feel that a couple of my children are very much like me.Our standard answer when someone asks how do you know this or that, We just do!! Don't have a logical explanationI I gues what I'm asking is would a Dr automatically tell the mother this or do you have to ask?

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momto...
Jun. 17, 2013 at 6:49 AM

My Dr told me when my DD was born and let me DH look at the veil, they were amazed and my Dr said she had delivered many many babies but had yet to see a caul baby being born and she finally got to, the nurses from the floor were all wanting to come in and check it out to since they had never seen one in real life either. my Dr went and printed all kinds of info on Cauls for me to take home and read.

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y_me91
Jul. 26, 2013 at 10:16 AM

I was searching for any information I could find out about this. I am 39 years old and my older sister told me yesterday that I was born with a veil. I had no idea of who I was until I read your story. Thanks...I just had one of those "aha moments". Although I still have a million questions, I am bow downthankful to have a starting point. I feel validated and I know now that my life has a purpose.

Thank you

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