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Edgar Cayce
America's Sleeping Prophet

Who was Edgar Cayce?
March 18, 1877- January 3, 1945.
He was called the “Sleeping Prophet” and America’s greatest mystic. He spent his life delving into the mystical world to gain insight and information of all kinds, and just about everything you’d 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 child’s 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 didn’t 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 Cayce’s 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, Edgar’s 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 you’d like to know more about Cayce, there are as you can imagine a multitude of books about the man and his work. There’s 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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