Who was Edgar Cayce?
March 18, 1877- January 3, 1945.
He was called the Sleeping Prophet and Americas
greatest mystic. He spent his life delving into the mystical
world to gain insight and information of all kinds, and just
about everything youd want to know. His readings or inspirational
words came while in a state of sleep, what we would
term today as trance channeling. He could see into the future,
into the past and he could describe current events in far off
places. But Cayce astounded many doctors with his medical information.
Cayce the man was born in Kentucky.. He was deeply religious
and struggled throughout his life to help others who felt lost,
alone or defeated. As a child Cayce told his parents about the
visions he spoke to of recently deceased relatives. At the time,
they attributed this to a lonely childs imagination and
the many suggestive stories he heard at the revival meetings
which were very popular in that part of the country. In school,
Cayce developed a photographic memory that helped him advance
quickly through the grades. But that gift didnt last and
he only an 8th grade education before he had to go out and make
his way in the world.
He started life as a salesman. But he was struck with an ailment
of the throat that threatened the loss of his voice permanently.
Doctors could not determine the cause, and they even tried hypnotherapy
to resolve the psychological issues that could be causing the
paralysis. But nothing worked. Cayce decided to try his own solution.
He asked a friend to help him reach a state of hypnosis that
helped him as a child gain his photographic memory. With a few
suggestive remarks, his friend lead him into this altered state
of consciousness. Cayce began to speak and solved his own problem
with a medical prescription and analysis. The medication and
manipulative therapy solved his problem and restored his system.
Doctors at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green Kentucky took advantage
of this amazing gift to help their own patients. Doctors learned
that Cayce only needed to be given the name and address of the
patient in order to tune into their mind and body
for analysis and diagnosis. The accuracy of Cayces readings
were astounding to say the least. His medical interpretations
literally helped thousands of people improve their lives, their
health and in some cases saved them from death.
Dr. Wesley Ketchum wrote an article about this sleeping
prophet and in 1910 the New York Times ran a two page spread
on this man of wonder. From that day, people all over the country
and eventually all over the world began to seek out the advice
of Cayce. In 1931 Cayce founded the Association for Research
and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia as type of hospital,
where people could ask for medical readings and assistance.
Cayce The Prophet.
Cayce the prophet was an exceptional channel. Even though his
primary readings dealt with medical treatment, the prophet learned
that physical illness is primarily caused by emotional dilemmas.
Sometimes those dilemmas come from a past life, or past events
in this life. Through his readings Cayce described in detail
the cause and effect of karma, reincarnation, the beginnings
of the world, God and so much more. Even though these readings
were primarily for specific individuals, Cayce discovered that
this information was truly universal.
The readings as they are called, constitute one
of the largest and most impressive records of psychic perception
ever to be attributed to a single individual. When he died in
1945, Cayce had left over 14,000 documented stenographic records
of his readings which are permanently housed at the
A.R.E. The A.R.E. has cross-indexed thousands of subject headings
and placed this information at the disposal of psychologist,
students, writers and investigators. But the most common seekers
are those on a spiritual path of enlightenment. The average daily
visitor to the A.R.E. center.
The A.R.E. has increased their exposure over the years, mostly
under the direction of Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgars son. The
Atlantic University is a spin off of the A.R.E. and offers many
accredited degrees in paranormal studies. The A.R.E. houses research
facilities, conference centers, a book store, library and administrative
offices all of which can be visited by the public.
If youd like to know more about Cayce, there are as
you can imagine a multitude of books about the man and his work.
Theres no easy way to list them all, but here are a few
of the titles.
Edgar Cayce on Atlantis
by Edgar Evans Cayce
Edgar Cayce on Dreams
by Harmon H. Bro, Ph.D
Edgar Cayce on Diet and Health
by Anne Read, Carol Listrup and Margaret Gammon
Edgar Cayce on E.S.P.
by Doris Agee
Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation
by Noel Langley
Edgar Cayce on Healing
by Mary Ellen Carter and William McGary
Edgar Cayce on Jesus and his Church
by Ann Read
Edgar Cayce on Prophecy
by Mary Ellen Carter
Edgar Cayce on Religion and Psychic Experience
by Harmon H. Bro
The Edgar Cayce Reader
by Hugh Lynn Cayce
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