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Edgar Cayce

Dorinta oamenilor de a afla ceea ce la rezerva viitorul s-a manifestat fara intrerupere inca din zorii istoriei. De la oracolele egiptene, la cele grecesti si apoi romane, la profetii orientali si cei din Europa medievala totul culminand cu versetele lui Nostradamus - si pana la persoanele cu abilitati extrasenzoriale din zilele noastre, arta prezicerii viitorului a imbracat forma unei veritabile obsesii a umanitatii. Si totusi, in plin secol XX, intr-o epoca a stiintei, in care superstitiile si ocultismul nu isi mai gaseau locul, un om soca o lume intreaga prin prezicerile sale. Numele sau era Edgar Cayce. Cayce s-a nascut in martie 1877, intr-o familie de fermieri saraci din statul Kentucky si, pana la varsta de sapte ani, nimic nu anunta capacitatile sale iesite din comun. Abia dupa aceasta varsta, copilul incepe sa le povesteasca parintilor sai despre viziunile ciudate pe care le avea si despre capacitatea sa de a intra in legatura cu persoane decedate de curand. Nimeni nu ii da atentie insa, iar parintii, preocupati mai mult de starea financiara precara a familiei, il sfatuiesc pe acesta sa citeasca Biblia, lucru pe care Edgar il va face pentru tot restul vietii. In fapt, viitorul prezicator declara in repetate randuri ca obisnuia sa citeasca Noul si Vechiul Testament odata pe an. Lipsa banilor il opreste pe Cayce din studii dupa numai 8 clase, studii considerate suficiente, de altfel, pentru copiii familiilor de fermieri si muncitori de la sfarsitul secolului XIX. El se angajeaza intr-o librarie de carte, acolo unde incerca sa procure mijloacele materiale necesare pentru intretinerea propriei familii. Edgar nu mai pomenea despre viziunile din copilarie si totul curgea spre o existenta banala, in care singurul scop erau banii si subzistenta. Avea sa vina, insa, momentul adevarului, atunci cand la varsta de 23 de ani, tanarul american, acum un comis-voiajor, isi pierde vocea din cauza unei misterioase crize de laringita. Nevoit sa renunte la serviciu din cauza afectiunii care refuzase sa treaca dupa mai multe luni de suferinta, Cayce accepta interventia unui medic ambulant ale carui tratamente se bazau pe hipnoza. Ceea ce a urmat avea sa ii socheze pe martorii evenimentului. Nu numai ca tanarul vorbea normal in timpul starii de transa, dar si-a prezis singur tratamentul, acela de creste presiunea sanguina din zona gatului si, mai mult, s-a autovindecat in vazul a zeci de persoane, dupa ce si-a concentrat nivelul sanguin din laringe pana cand pielea capatase, conform martorilor oculari, culoare rosu-aprins. Stirea a facut inconjurul tarii si marile ziare ale vremii publicau informatia pe prima pagina a editiilor. Edgar Cayce devenise peste noapte un vizionar si un vindecator cu puteri miraculoase. Tanarul era acum asaltat de scrisori si vizite neanuntate ale oamenilor care vroiau sa afla numerele castigatoare de la loterie, locurile in care pot sapa dupa comori sau castigatorii curselor de cai. Mai mult, un influent proprietar al unei plantatii de bumbac, i-a oferit lui Cayce o suma imensa pentru acea vreme, 100 de dolari pe zi, pentru a prezice cotatiile bursiere de pe piata bumbacului. Hartuit in permanenta, Edgar Cayce ii refuza pe toti, desi posibilitatile sale financiare ramasesera la fel de restranse, anuntand ca nu ii va ajuta decat pe bolnavi si pe cei cu probleme reale. Incepea astfel, unul dintre cele mai misterioase si mai neintelese fenomene inregistrate in secolul XX. Fostul fermier intra in transa, ceea ce avea sa ii aduca si numele de Profetul adormit, si prezicea tratamente celor care sufereau de boli grave, boli in fata carora medicii se dadusera, de cele mai multe ori, batuti. Ajutat de o dactilografa, Cayce dicta in timpul hipnozei autoinduse remediile care puteau duce la infrangere bolilor. Si, nu numai ca tratamentele sale functionau dar, spre suprinderea medicilor, acestea erau in proportie de peste 90% naturiste. Nu mai putin de 14.000 de copii ale retetelor prescrise de Edgar au fost pastrate si se afla si astazi la Centrul Egdar Cayce din Virginia, desi se pare ca aproape 7-8000 de manuscrise au disparut fara urma. Incapabil sa refuze oamenii care ii cereau ajutorul in probleme grave, Cayce, care in 1925 se mutase in statul american Virginia, intra in transa si de 8 ori pe zi, lucru ce ii afecta vizibil sanatatea. El isi salveaza chiar si sotia, identificata de medici cu o forma avansata de cancer, boala care in conceptia acestora nu mai putea fi tratata. Si cu toate acestea, in ciuda zvonurilor, Edgar Cayce nu accepta nicio forma de plata de la pacientii sai, cu exceptia unor mici donatii care sa ii permita subzistenta alaturi de familia sa. Misterele lui Edgar Cayce Daca nimeni nu putea oferi o explicatie pentru tratamentele acordate de vizionarul american, putinele preziceri pe care acesta le-a facut in legatura cu viitorul au fost de-a dreptul socante. Astfel, Cayce prezicea inceperea celui de al doilea Razboi Mondial, ascensiunea lui Hitler, caderea comunismului, asasinarea presedintelui J.F.Kennedy, independenta Indiei si aparitia statului Israel pe harta lumii, evenimente confirmate de trecerea timpului, dar si intamplari care merg mult mai departe in timp. Edgar Cayce anunta producerea in viitor a unui puternic cutremur care va duce la scufundarea intregului stat California sub apele oceanului. De asemenea, vizionarul prezicea aparitia unor cataclisme care vor modifica radical harta lumii, precum si izbucnirea unui al treilea Razboi Mondial, care ar urma sa porneasca din Orientul Mijlociu. De mentionat ca toate aceste preziceri au avut loc intre anii 1925 si 1945. Dar ceea ce a socat cel mai mult, au fost informatiile lui Cayce despre trecutul omeniri. Conform acestuia, marile civilizatii din Egiptul antic si din America de Sud au aparut ca urmare a migratiei locuitorilor Atlantidei din fosta cetate distrusa in urma unui cataclism natural. Edgar Cayce afirma la inceputul secolului ca adevarata vechime a piramidelor este de 10.500 de ani, la fel ca si misteriosul oras Tihuanaco (sau Tiwanaku) din Bolivia. Mai mult, profetul modern declara ca numele artizanului marilor piramide din Egipt se numea Ra, si ca pe langa uriasele constructii din Platoul Giza, acesta ridicase si Sfinxul, cu rolul de a proteja o incapere subterana, numita si Camera Arhivelor, in care ultimii atlanti depozitasera inscrisuri referitoare la tehnologia de care dispuneau. Mai mult, Cayce prezicea ca la finalul anilor 1960 si inceputul lui 1970, ruinele Atlantidei aveau sa fie descoperite in apropiere de Bahamas. Ca o coincidenta, in 1968, scafandrii americani identificau, la o distanta de cativa kilometri de tarmul insulelor din arhipelagul Bahamas, formatiuni de roci, asemanatoare unor ziduri rectangulare, create, in mod sigur, de o civilizatie disparuta. Constructiile subacvatice au fost denumite Drumul Bimini, dupa numele insulei langa care au fost descoperite, si se intind pe mai bine de 3 kilometri. Nici pana astazi, arheologii si oamenii de stiinta nu au ajuns la un acord cu privire la originile formatiunilor de roci, la vechimea acestora si a presupusilor lor arhitecti.

In ceea ce priveste vechimea piramidelor egiptene, daca la vremea sa Cayce era luat in ras pentru previziunile pe care le facuse pe marginea acestora, astazi, tot mai multi arheologi inclina sa ii dea dreptate. Poate cel mai aprig dintre acestia, belgianul Robert Buvall, sustine ca atat varsta Sfinxului cat si cea a piramidelor este cea indicata de vizionarul american, aducand in favoarea teoriei sale mai multe argumente. Duvall sustine ca evidenta eroziune verticala a Sfinxului nu poate fi cauzata decat de ploi abundente, o actiune a vantului ducand, inevitabil, la o eroziune a calcarului pe orizontala. Iar ultima data la care ploile erau atat de puternice incat sa erodeze o statuie de dimensiunile Sfinxului nu a existat mai devreme de acum 10.500 de ani. De asemenea, pozitia piramidelor din Giza se suprapune perfect pe cele trei stele din centura constelatiei Orion, asa cum aratau acestea in urma cu 10.500 de ani. Ultima si cea mai disputata previziune a lui Edgar Cayce este cea privitoare la camera subterana aflata intre labele din fata ale Sfinxului. Testele sonice efectuate asupra calcarului din sol au confirmat ca in zona indicata de american exista mai multe goluri legate inte ele prin posibile tuneluri, dar nu au putut aprecia daca acestea sunt formatiuni naturale sau au fost create in urma activitatii oamenilor. Autoritatile egiptene au interzis, insa, orice sapaturi in zona, datorita fragilitatii Sfinxului si a pericolului distrugerii acestuia. La 1 ianuarie 1945, Cayce facea o ultima declaratie, cea prin care isi anunta moartea. Doua zile mai tarziu, Profetul adormit se stingea din viata lansand in urma sa zeci de volume cu insemnari si previziuni pe care le realizase in timpul vietii. Nici pana astazi, specialistii nu au putut explica natura transelor si a viziunilor lui Edgar Cayce. Data fiind natura tratamentelor si a profetiilor sale, multe dintre ele confirmate de timp, americanul este considerat astazi un drept urmas al lui Nostradamus. Facts Una dintre ideile predilecte ale lui Cayce a fost cea a reincarnarii. Conform acestuia, sufletele oamenilor trec printr-o perioada de tranzitie inainte de a se intrupa la diferite intervale de timp. Poate cea mai controversata viziune a sa, este cea legata de Iisus, pe care americanul l-a vazut ca pe o reincarnare a atlantului Amilius, primul legiuitor divin din istorie, a lui Adam, primul om, a lui Melchisedec si a lui Enoh, bunicul lui Noe. O alta previziunea luata in ras de contemporanii sai, a fost cea legata de hibrizii oamenianimal, care au fost creati de atlanti, intamplare care urma sa se reia si in viitor. In luna mai a acestui an, autoritatile britanice si-au dat acordul pentru ca oamenii de stiinta sa continue cercetarile asupra hibrizilor creati din ovule de vaca, golite de informatii genetice si ADN uman, dupa ce primele teste aratasera ca acestia pot supravietui. Dup ce am trecut de perioada n care Nostradamus m mai speria cu previziunile sale apocaliptice, trmul profeiilor nu m-a mai interesat deloc. De aceea numele lui Edgar Cayce nu mi-a spus nimic i nici nu m ateptam s regsesc n aceast carte un Nostradamus modern: probabil la fel de celebru, probabil la fel de creativ, probabil ceva mai lipsit de inspiraie. Am folosit cuvntul probabil din motive stilistice i tiinifice: este cuvntul cheie al oricrei profeii, cel care permite interpretri bogate din partea susintorilor, calea de scpare a profetului ratat i motivul de discordie ntre cei care cred i sceptici. Edgar Cayce (1877 1945) s-a nscut ntr-o familie srac din Kentucky. A fost retras de la coal dup ce a absolvit 8 clase, pentru c familia nu i permitea s plteasc taxele i educaia primit pn atunci era considerat suficient. Pierderea nu a fost prea mare pentru c Edgar Cayce a fost un elev mediocru care avea dificulti n a memora orice, chiar i alfabetul. Prsind coala Cayce pornete n cutarea unui loc de munc. Angajat ca i comis-voiajor, el se mbolnvete de o laringit sever n 1900 care i provoac pierderea total a vocii. Doctorii care l-au consultat au constatat c problema sa este de natur psihologic o reacie isteric la desprirea de logodnica sa. Pentru a se vindeca apeleaz la hipnoz, iar chiar din timpul primei edine ncep lecturile sau profeiile sale. Edgar Cayce, considerat unul dintre cei mai mari profei americani, are i meritul de a fi devenit un veritabil fenomen mediatic. Probabil ca nu ar fi atras atenia asupra sa dac nu ar fi creat controverse prin profeii n care vorbea de Atlantida, cutremure, piramide sau rencarnare. Profeiile sale atrag multora atenia mai ales prin volumul lor uria 14.256 lecturi adunate la Association for Research and Enlightment (A.R.E), unde sunt studiate i analizate de ctre susintorii si. Renumele profetului adormit (pentru c profeiile le fcea dintr-o stare de trans, asemntoare cu somnul) a fost consacrat chiar de ctre New York Times, care ntr-un articol publicat la data de 9 octombrie 1910 vorbea despre Illiterate Man Becomes a Doctor When Hypnotized. ntr-adevar, profeiile de nceput ale lui Cayce s-au concentrat pe cele de natur medical i de oferire a unor tratamente neortodoxe i neconvenionale. Unul dintre meritele sale este c, n urma indicaiilor sale, doctorii au realizat prima operaie a unui membru n care au folosit o bucat de metal pentru a-i salva articulaiile. Bineneles c a dat i soluii cel puin ciudate: de exmplu recomand bolnavilor de cancer s aplice pe partea afectat pielea nsngerat a unui iepure proaspt jupuit. Dei n epoc i s-a dus faima de vindector, cercettorii rmn sceptici din cauza lipsei de probe. La A.R.E. se gsesc doar copii ale lecturilor sale: n ele nu se spune ce tia Cayce despre starea pacientului nainte de a intra n trans i nici care au fost urmrile lecturii sale (dac persoana s-a vindecat sau nu). Previziunile sale legate de viitorul i trecutul omenirii cuprind o gam destul de variat i de complex de teme i temeri: California va disprea n mare pe la 1936; New York-ul va disprea n urma unui cataclism; n anul 1958 America va descoperi raza/cristalul care ddea putere locuitorilor Atlantidei; A prezis moartea unui preedinte american interpreii si l identific cu Kennedy; n jurul anului 1968 China se va converti la cretinism; n 1933 lumea se va redresa din punct de vedere economic (ieirea din Marea Criz Economic); Sufletele care triau pe Atlantida se rencarneaz periodic cnd se ntmpl asta izbucnesc rzboaie pe pmnt; Atlantida este plasat undeva n zona Triunghiului Bermudelor; Atlantida este locul de unde a pornit cultura Egiptean i cea sud-american; dovada se gsete sub laba dreapt a Sfinxului unii cercettori consider, n urma unor teste, c ar exista acolo o ncpere. Dar dup cum se poate observa cu uurin, nu toate profeiile sale s-au ndeplinit. Cum interpreteaz susintorii si acest fapt? Autoarea romanului de fa are dou teorii: 1. Cayce nu a indicat mileniul sau s-a amnat un cataclism programat. Astfel se spune despre cutremurul devastator anunat n California: Or, n 1936, nu s-a ntmplat nimic asemntor. Exist mai multe ipoteze. Ori e vorba de anul 2036 (deoarece Cayce nu a indicat mileniul) caz n care ar trebui s se atepte aceast dat ca s se verifice profeia; ori (lucru greu de nteles pentru nite pmnteni lipsii de credin) a fost prevzut un cataclism, care a fost ndeprtat de rugciuni 2. Greeli de tipar: n fine, pentru cei care sunt cu adevrat dezolai c nu au vzut n 1936 marele dezastru anunat, mai exist o explicaie posibil: secretara lui Cayce, frumoas, tnr i ndrgostit de eful ei (care era ncnttor!), era puin cu capul n nori.

Personal, am vzut n autoarea romanului un susintor fervent (chiar habotnic) a lui Cayce. Deseori mi s-a prut c face eforturi uriae pentru a-i argumenta profeiile dei de multe ori alte comentarii nu erau necesare i nu o dat mi-a creat imaginea unei persoane att de subjugate de imaginea lui Cayce nct pierde simul proporiei. De exemplu, ntrebat dac Statele Unite pot ajuta alte ri din punct de vedere economic, Cayce rspunde: Nu numai ca asta va fi posibil, dar trebuie s-o facei dac vrei o pace durabil. (Lectura 3976-28, 20 iunie 1843). Autoarea consider c pornind de la aceast profeie s-a realizat planul Marshall: De data aceasta, Cayce a fost ascultat. n ziua de 5 iunie 1947, generalul George Marshall l-a convins pe preedintele Truman c Europa trebuia ajutat s se ridice economic. Profeiile lui Edgar Cayce este o carte pentru cei pasionai de acest domeniu, pentru c autoarea ofer numeroase citate din ali profei moderni celebrii care s le susin pe cele ale lui Cayce. n acelai timp cartea trateaz teme precum astrologia sau nemurirea sufletului, toate susinute de o puternic credin n Dumnezeu. Profeiile lui Edgar Cayce (preluare din ziarul Ziua) Americanul Edgar Cayce a prezis cele doua razboaie mondiale, inceputul si sfarsitul lor, crizele economice din 1929, precum si redresarea din 1933. El a mai relatat si despre lupta nemtilor de la Kursk, caderea fascismului si victoria URSS in marele razboi patriotic. Edgar Cayce a fost poreclit "prezicatorul adormit" pentru ca facea previziuni in timpul somnului. Inchidea ochii, adormea, si incepea sa vorbeasca. Atunci cand se trezea nu isi mai amintea nimic din ceea ce spusese pe parcursul noptii. Un cotidian rus i-a dedicat lui Cayce un articol amplu, numindu-l cel mai faimos prezicator din istoria omenirii. Edgar Cayce (18 martie 1877 - 3 ianuarie 1945) este in Occident cel putin la fel de faimos precum este Vanga in estul Europei. Desi nu avea studii medicale, Cayce putea diagnostica si vindeca oameni, cu succes. Anul trecut s-au implinit 130 de ani de la nasterea acestuia. Primele manifestari ale puterilor sale au aparut abia pe la 23 de ani, cand Cayce a fost afectat de o laringita severa, din cauza careia si-a pierdut vocea. Situatia era atat de grava, incat a renuntat la slujba, devenind fotograf, meserie in care nu era nevoie sa vorbeasca. La sugestia unui expert, tanarul a fost hipnotizat si intrebat cum poate fi vindecata boala de care sufera. Spre surprinderea tuturor, Cayce a explicat ca afectiunea e de natura psihica, singura solutie pentru vindecare fiind determinarea organismului sa creasca presiunea sangvina in zona gatului. Pielea de pe gat a devenit de culoare rosu-aprins si era foarte calda, apoi si-a revenit la normal. Cand s-a trezit, Cayce vorbea perfect. Cu o luna inainte de moarte, cand Armata Rosie marsaluia victorioasa prin Europa, prezicatorul a anticipat caderea comunismului si colapsul Uniunii Sovietice. El a mai zis de asemenea ca Rusia isi va reveni dupa criza postcomunista "avand relatii de prietenie cu o natie care are incredere in Dumnezeu si o afirma chiar si pe bancnotele sale... (In God we trust)... Prin Rusia va veni speranta lumii... nu prin respect a ceea ce uneori este denumit comunism sau bolsevism - nu! Ci prin libertate - Libertate! Asta inseamna ca fiecare om va trai pentru cel de langa el. Va dura ani de zile pana se va contura acest concept, insa Rusia va avea un rol crucial in salvarea omenirii", spunea Cayce. El mai credea ca acele natiuni care vor fi in bune relatii cu Rusia vor trai mai bine, ajutand si ele la schimbarea lumii in bine. Pana acum, se pare ca Edgar Cayce a avut dreptate. USA si dolarul american in particular si-au lasat amprenta in perioada post-perestroika a Rusiei; iar tarile care au avut si au relatii de prietenie cu Rusia au trait si traiesc foarte bine datorita petrolului si gazelor Rusiei. Insa ce se va intampla mai departe? Nu cu multa vreme in urma, expertii declarau ca predictiile lui Cayce in ceea ce priveste renasterea Uniunii Sovietice sunt absurde, insa gradual, afirmatiile acestuia au devenit adevarate. Este cazul Belarus, Krgzstan, estul Ucrainei, Armenia si Kazakhstan, care sunt dirijate de Rusia. Conform unor specialisti, nu este exclus ca si Georgia sa faca un pas spre prietenia cu rusii. Interesant este ca si legendara prezicatoare Vanga afirma ca Rusia va fi din nou un mare imperiu. Insa nu toate prezicerile lui Cayce sunt optimiste. El a vorbit despre cresterea puterii politice din China. Edgar a vazut un viitor straniu, in care China va fi "leaganul Crestinatatii, cu mari influente in dezvoltarea omenirii". Cayce nu a vazut nici un Cel de-al Treilea Razboi Mondial, asa cum au anticipat alti prezicatori celebri precum Nostradamus. De asemenea, e vorba despre ceva si mai crancen: cataclismele naturale. Edgar Cayce a prevazut inca din 1930 incalzirea globala, desi nimeni nu se gandea pe atunci la schimbari ale climei. "Acolo unde a fost o clima mai rece sau semi-tropicala, va fi o vreme mai mult tropicala, va creste muschiul si feriga acolo unde nu cresteau. New York, Connecticut si multe teritorii de pe Coasta de Est vor fi afectate serios, alaturi de multe teritorii de pe Coasta de Vest si partea centrala a Statelor Unite. Los Angeles-ul si San Francisco vor fi printre orasele ce vor fi distruse. Apele Marilor Lacuri vor invada Golful Mexicului", conform prezicerilor lui Cayce. Dupa spusele sale, cataclisme de mare intensitate urmeaza sa zguduie intreaga planeta. Insa Rusia nu va fi foarte afectata de aceste nenorociri. Renasterea civilizatiei ar urma sa inceapa cu vestul Siberiei. Insa aici s-a strecurat se pare o eroare: Cayce a prezis ca toate aceste dezastre naturale vor avea loc la sfarsitul secolului XX. Desi perioada a fost gresit indicata, informatiile sunt corecte: cercetatorii au afirmat si ei la randul lor ca in aproximativ zece ani ghetarii din Groenlanda si Antarctica se vor topi si ca vor provoca activitati tectonice violente ca eruptiile vulcanice, cutremure, tsunami si inundatii. Predictiile lui Edgar Cayce se potrivesc in acest punct cu cele ale Vangai. Aceasta a prezis in 1979 ca totul se va topi aidoma ghetii si ca doar Rusia va ramane neatinsa. Viitorul va arata cu certitudine daca cei doi au avut dreptate sau nu.

Edgar & Gertrude Cayce Pentru cine vrea mai mult despre subiect: Edgar Cayce From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edgar Cayce

Circa October 1910 Edgar Cayce Born March 18, 1877 Hopkinsville, Kentucky, U.S. January 3, 1945 (aged 67) Died Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S. Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 January 3, 1945) (pronounced /kesi/) was an American who claimed to be a psychic. He had demonstrated an ability to channel answers to questions on subjects such as health or Atlantis, while in a self-induced trance. Though Cayce considered himself a devout Christian and lived before the emergence of the New Age Movement, some believe he was the founder of the movement and had influence on its teachings.[1] Cayce became a celebrity toward the end of his life and the publicity given to his prophecies has overshadowed what to him were usually considered the more important parts of his work, such as healing (the vast majority of his readings were given for people who were sick) and theology (Cayce was a lifelong, devout member of the Disciples of Christ). Skeptics[2] challenge the statement that Cayce demonstrated psychic abilities, and traditional Christians also question his unorthodox answers on religious matters (such as reincarnation and Akashic records). Today there are thousands of Cayce students and more than 300 books written about Edgar Cayce. Members of Cayce's organization, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) exist worldwide [1] and Edgar Cayce Centers are found in more than 35 countries. Contents 1 Biography o 1.1 1877 to 1920the Kentucky period o 1.2 1920 to 1923the Texas period o 1.3 1925 to 1945the Virginia Beach period 2 Claimed psychic abilities o 2.1 Major themes 3 Supporters of Cayce 4 Controversy and criticism 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links o 8.1 Support o 8.2 Skepticism

Biography Edgar Cayce was born into a farming family on March 18, 1877 near Beverly, seven miles (11 km) south of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.[3] 1877 to 1920the Kentucky period In December 1893, the Cayce family moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky and occupied 705 West Seventh, on the south-east corner of Seventh and Young Street. During this time, Cayce received an eighth-grade education; discovered his spiritual vocation[4];[2] left the family farm to pursue various forms of employment (at Richard's Dry Goods Store and then in Hopper's Bookstore, both located on Main Street). Cayce's education stopped with the ninth grade because his family could not afford the costs involved.[3] A ninth-grade education was often considered more than sufficient for working-class children. Much of the remainder of Cayce's younger years would be characterized by a search for both employment and money. Throughout his life, Cayce was drawn to church as a member of the Disciples of Christ. He read the Bible once for every year of his life, taught at Sunday school,[5] and recruited missionaries, and he is said to have agonized over the issue of whether his supposed psychic abilitiesand the teachings which resultedwere spiritually legitimate. In 1900, he formed a business partnership with his father to sell Woodmen of the World Insurance but was struck by severe laryngitis in March that resulted in a complete loss of speech[3]. Unable to work, he lived at home with his parents for almost a year. He then decided to take up the trade of photography, an occupation that would exert less strain on his voice. He began an apprenticeship at the photography studio of W.R. Bowles in Hopkinsville. A traveling stage hypnotist and entertainer called "HartThe Laugh Man" was performing at the Hopkinsville Opera House in 1901. He heard about Cayce's condition and offered to attempt a cure. Cayce accepted, and the experiment took place on stage in front of an audience. Remarkably, Cayce's voice apparently returned while in a hypnotic trance but allegedly disappeared on awakening. Hart tried a posthypnotic suggestion that the voice would continue to function after the trance, but this proved unsuccessful.[6] Since Hart had appointments at other cities, he could not continue his hypnotic treatment of Cayce. However, a local hypnotist, Al Layne, offered to help Cayce in restoring his voice. Layne suggested that Cayce describe the nature of his condition and cure while in a hypnotic trance.[6] Cayce described his own ailment from a first person plural point of view ("we") instead of the singular ("I").[6] In subsequent readings he would generally start off with "We have the body." According to the reading, his voice loss was due to psychological paralysis and could be corrected by increasing the blood flow to the voice box. Layne suggested that the blood flow be increased, and Cayce's face supposedly became flushed with blood and his chest area and the throat turned bright red.[6] After 20 minutes Cayce, still in trance, declared the treatment over. On awakening, his voice was alleged to have remained normal. Relapses were said to have occurred but were said to have been corrected by Layne in the same way, and eventually the cure was said to be permanent. Layne had read of similar hypnotic cures effected by the Marquis de Puysgur, a follower of Franz Mesmer, and was keen to explore the limits of the healing knowledge of the trance voice.[7] He asked Cayce to describe Layne's own ailments and suggest cures and reportedly found the results both accurate and effective. Layne suggested that Cayce offer his trance healing to the public, but Cayce was reluctant. He finally agreed on the condition that readings would be free. He began with Layne's help to offer free treatments to the townspeople. As his success and fame spread, he became known as "The Miracle Worker of Virginia Beach." Reports of Cayce's work appeared in the newspapers, inspiring many postal inquiries.[7] Cayce was able to work just as effectively using a letter from the individual as with having the person present. Given the person's name and location, he said he could diagnose the physical and/or mental conditions and provide a remedy. He became popular and soon people from around the world sought his advice through correspondence. Cayce's work grew in volume as his fame grew. He asked for voluntary donations to support himself and his family so that he could practice full time. He continued to work in an apparent trance state with a hypnotist all his life. His wife and eldest son later replaced Layne in this role. A secretary, Gladys Davis, recorded his readings in shorthand.[7] 1920 to 1923the Texas period The growing fame of Cayce coupled with the popularity he received from newspapers attracted several eager commercially minded men who wanted to seek a fortune by using Cayce's clairvoyant abilities. Even though Cayce was reluctant to help them, he was persuaded to give the readings, which left him dissatisfied with himself and unsuccessful. A cotton merchant offered Cayce a hundred dollars a day for his readings about the daily outcomes in the cotton market. However, despite his poor finances, Cayce refused the merchant's offer.[8] Others wanted to know where to hunt for treasures;[9] some wanted to know the outcome of horse races. Several times he was persuaded to give the readings as an experiment. However, he was not successful when he used his ability for such purposes, doing no better than chance alone would dictate. These experiments allegedly left him depleted of energy, distraught, and unsatisfied with himself. Finally, he came to the conclusion that he would use his gift only to help the distressed and sick.[7] He was persuaded to give readings on philosophical subjects in 1923 by Arthur Lammers, a wealthy printer who, by his own admission, had been "studying metaphysics for years".[10] While in his supposed trance state, Cayce was told by Lammers that he spoke of Lammer's past lives and of reincarnation, something Lammers believed in, which was a popular subject of the day but not an accepted part of Christian doctrine. Cayce questioned his stenographer as to what he had said in his trance state and remained unconvinced. Cayce himself challenged Lammers's charge that he had validated astrology and reincarnation in the following dialog: Cayce "I said all that?...I couldn't have said all that in one reading." "No," Lammers said; "but you confirmed it. You see, I have been studying metaphysics for years, and I was able by a few questions, by the facts you gave, to check what is right and what is wrong with a whole lot of the stuff I've been reading. The important thing is that the basic system which runs through all the mystery religions, whether they come from Tibet or the pyramids of Egypt, is backed up by you. It's actually the right system." [11] Cayce's stenographer recorded the following: "In this we see the plan of development of those individuals set upon this plane, meaning the ability to enter again into the presence of the Creator and become a full part of that creation. Insofar as this entity is concerned, this is the third appearance on this plane, and before this one, as the monk. We see glimpses in the life of the entity now as were shown in the monk, in this mode of living. The body is only the vehicle ever of that spirit and soul that waft through all times and ever remain the same." Cayce was quite unconvinced (that he had been referring to and, as such, had validated the doctrine of reincarnation), and the best Lammers could offer was that the reading "opens up the door" and went on to share his beliefs and knowledge of the "truth" with Cayce.[12] It appeared Cayce's instincts were telling him this was no ordinary reading. This client who came for a reading came with quite a bit of information of his own to share with Cayce and seemed intent upon convincing Cayce, now that he felt the reading had confirmed his strongly held beliefs.[13] It should be noted, however, that 12 years earlier Cayce had briefly alluded to reincarnation. In reading 4841-1, given April 22, 1911, Cayce referred to the soul being "transmigrated." Because, as noted below, there are several thousand missing Cayce readings from the period up to 1923, it is possible that he may have also mentioned reincarnation in other readings as well.

Cayce reported that his conscience bothered him severely over this conflict. Lammers overwhelmed, manipulated, confused, reassured and argued with Cayce. Ultimately his "trance voice," the "we" of the readings, also supposedly dialogued with Cayce and finally persuaded him to continue with these kinds of readings.[14] In 1925 Cayce reported that his "voice" had instructed him to move to Virginia Beach, Virginia.[15] 1925 to 1945the Virginia Beach period

The Cayce Hospital 2006 Cayce's mature period, in which he created the several institutions which would survive him in some form, can be considered to have started in 1925. By this time he was a professional psychic with a small staff of employees and volunteers.[16] The "readings" increasingly came to involve occult or esoteric themes.[17] In 1929, the Cayce hospital was established in Virginia Beach, sponsored by a wealthy recipient of the trance readings, Morton Blumenthal. Cayce gained national prominence in 1943 through a high-profile article in Coronet titled "Miracle Man of Virginia Beach".[16] He said he couldn't refuse people who felt they needed his help, and he increased the frequency of his readings to eight per day to try to make an impression on the ever-growing pile of requests. He said this took a toll on his health as it was emotionally draining and often fatigued him. He even went so far as to say that the readings themselves scolded him for attempting too much and that he should limit his workload to just two readings a day or else they would kill him.[18] Edgar Cayce suffered from a stroke and died on January 3, 1945.[19] He is buried in Riverside Cemetery[20] in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Claimed psychic abilities Edgar Cayce has variously been referred to as a "prophet" (cf. Jess Stearn's book, The Sleeping Prophet), a "mystic", a "seer", and a "clairvoyant". Cayce's methods involved lying down and entering into what appeared to be a trance or sleep state, usually at the request of a subject who was seeking help with health or other personal problems (subjects were not usually present). The subject's questions would then be given to Cayce, and Cayce would proceed with a reading. At first these readings dealt primarily with the physical health of the individual (physical readings); later readings on past lives, business advice, dream interpretation, and mental or spiritual health were also given. Until September 1923, they were not systematically preserved. However, an October 10, 1922, Birmingham (Alabama) Age-Herald article quotes Cayce as saying that he had given 8,056 readings as of that date, and it is known that he gave approximately 13,000-14,000 readings after that date. Today, only about 14,000 are available at Cayce headquarters and on-line. Thus, it appears that about 7,0008,000 Cayce readings are missing. When out of the trance he entered to perform a reading, Cayce said he generally did not remember what he had said during the reading. The unconscious mind, according to Cayce, has access to information which the conscious mind does not a common assumption about hypnosis in Cayce's time. After Gladys Davis became Cayce's secretary on September 10, 1923, all readings were preserved and his wife Gertrude Evans Cayce generally conducted (guided) the readings. Cayce said that his trance statements should be taken into account only to the extent that they led to a better life for the recipient. Moreover, he invited his audience to test his suggestions rather than accept them on faith. Other abilities that have been attributed to Cayce include astral projection, prophesying, mediumship, viewing the Akashic Records or "Book of Life", and seeing auras. Cayce said he became interested in learning more about these subjects after he was informed about the content of his readings, which he reported that he never actually heard himself.[21] Major themes The health readings are most numerous, and they involve many alternative health concepts and practices. Cayce described his work in terms of Christian service. People with esoteric interests have focused on a somewhat different set of topics. Origin and destiny of humanity: "All souls were created in the beginning, and are finding their way back to whence they came." [Reading 3744-5] The Cayce readings could be interpreted as saying that human souls were created with a consciousness of their oneness with God. Some "fell" from this state; othersled by the Jesus soulvolunteered to save them. The Earth, with all its limitations, was created as a suitable arena for spiritual growth. It could also be interpreted as saying that all beings are born and all will eventually die. Reincarnation: Cayce's work teaches the reality of reincarnation and karma, but as instruments of a loving God rather than blind natural laws. Its purpose is to teach us certain spiritual lessons. Animals have undifferentiated, "group" souls rather than individuality and consciousness. Humans have never been incarnated as animals. He describes a very complex design arranged between souls and God to "meet the needs of existing conditions", which was a reference to the souls who became entrapped in the Earth's physical materiality, which was not intended for a habitat of the soul. In There Is A River, a biography about Cayce by Thomas Sugrue, we are told by Sugrue that spirit "thought-forms" stayed near and guided the anthropoid ape which was chosen to be the most ideal vehicle for the human physical race to be created from, and psychically guided their separate evolution into a Homo sapiens species. This contradicts Cayce's view. In reading (3744-5), Cayce states "Man DID NOT descend from the monkey, but man has evolved, resuscitation, you see, from time to time, time to time, here a little, there a little, line upon line and line and line upon line." Cayce's view arguably incorporates and parallels Theosophical teachings on spiritual evolution. Astrology: Cayce accepts astrology on the basis that our souls spend time on other planets (or perhaps their spiritual counterparts) in between incarnations. The position of the planets at our birth records these influences Universal laws: Souls incarnated on the Earth are subject to certain spiritual laws such as, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap" (karma) or "As ye judge (others), so shall ye be judged." Properly regarded, such laws represent an aspect of God's mercy whereby no matter what our circumstances, He has promised to guide us in our spiritual path. Cayce said that when you view it from the highest dimension, there is no time and no space, nor any future or past, and that it is all happening in one fascinating expression and that time is an illusion that has purpose.

Unknown Life of Jesus: Cayce presented narratives of Jesus' previous incarnations, including a mysterious Atlantean figure called "Amilius" as well as the more familiar biblical figures of Adam, Enoch, Melchizedek, Joshua, Asaph, and Jeshua. Cayce describes Jesus as an Essene who traveled to India in his youth in order to study Eastern religions, more specifically astrology. Jesus and Christ: Following New Thought precedent, Cayce distinguishes between Jesus and Christhood. Briefly, Jesus was a soul like us who reincarnated through many lifetimes. "Christhood" is something he was the first to allow to be "manifest" through his material life, and it is something which we also ought to aspire towards. Cayce accordingly calls Jesus our "elder brother" and frequently makes reference to the way of the "lowly Nazarene." Ideals: Cayce repeatedly stresses the choice of an ideal as the foundation of the spiritual path. "And O that all would realize... that what we are... is the result of what we have done about the ideals we have set" (1549-1). We may choose any ideal we feel drawn to. As we attempt to apply it in our lives, God will guide us further, perhaps inspiring us to revise our choice of ideal. The highest ideal, says Cayce, is Christ; however, the readings recognize "the Christ spirit" in some form as the basis for religions other than Christianity. Body, Mind, Spirit: Cayce often invokes these three terms, or their equivalents, to describe the human condition. "Spirit is the life. Mind is the builder. Physical is the result." (conflation of various readings). The concept has application not only to holistic health but also to the spiritual life. Meditation: While Cayce sometimes described particular meditation techniques of sitting or chanting "Arrr--eee-oommm" the crucial element, he believed, is that of opening up to divine influences. The Search For God books say that "Through prayer we speak to God. In meditation, God speaks to us." Cayce's concept of meditation has some aspects in common with Hinduism or Buddhism (the chakras, kundalini) but is most similar to Christian versions of New Thought. The symbolism of the Book of Revelation, he says, is based on meditative experiences. Extra-sensory perception: Cayce accepted psychic experiences and ESP as a natural by-product of soul growth. God may speak to us through dreams (many readings consist of dream interpretation), or through intuitions similar to the pangs of conscience. However, Cayce did not endorse Spiritualism or mediumship on the grounds that supposed entities thus contacted are not necessarily particularly lofty. Instead, he encouraged seekers to focus on Christ. Atlantis: The Cayce readings spoke of the existence of Atlantis, a legendary continent with an advanced technology whose refugees peopled ancient Egypt as well as pre-Columbian America. Cayce's description of Atlantis has much in common with that of Ignatius L. Donnelly. According to Cayce, Atlantean society was divided into two long-lived political factionsa "good" faction called the "Sons of the Law of One," and an "evil" faction called the "Sons of Belial." Many people alive today are the reincarnations of Atlantean souls, he believed, who must now face similar temptations as before. It is said Atlantis suffered three major destructions, one of which was the deluge. According to the readings, a major source of turmoil was the Sons of Belial's desire to exploit the Things, subhumans with animal appendages and low intelligence, and the movements to protect and evolve them by the Sons of the Law of One. The final destruction was the overcharging of the crystal which caused a massive explosion. Egypt: Next to biblical times, the most significant era for the "life readings" was a pre-dynastic Egyptian civilization consisting of Atlantean refugees. Cayce purported to have been an Egyptian priest named "Ra Ta" who built a spiritually-based healing center (the "Temple of Sacrifice") and educational institution (the "Temple Beautiful"). His diagnostic readings and narratives about the past and future were supposed to be a continuation of his ancient work. This civilization also built monuments on the Giza plateau, including the Great Pyramid, and left records of Atlantis in a "hall of records" located somewhere beneath the Great Sphinx of Giza. These readings bear a close resemblance to books by AMORC founder H. Spencer Lewis. Earth Changes: Cayce coined the term Earth Changes (later widely used in New Age writings), a reference to a series of cataclysm events which he prophesied would take place in future decades notably including the Earth shifting on its axis, and most of California dropping into the Pacific Ocean following a catastrophic earthquake. Cayce "cures": Cayce's medical readings typically prescribe poultices (often of castor oil), osteopathic adjustments, colonic irrigation, massage (often with peanut oil), prayer, folk remedies (e.g. charcoal tablets), various forms of electric medicine and patent medicines (such as Atomidine), and specific recommendations concerning diet and exercise. Cayce is often seen as a practitioner of holistic medicine, and has particularly strong philosophical ties with naturopathy. "Cayce diet": Major dietary recommendations include the avoidance of red meat, alcohol (except red wine), white bread, and fried foods; a preference for fruits and above-ground, leafy vegetables over starches; and a high ratio (80:20%) of alkaline foods over acidic. One meal per day should consist entirely of raw vegetables. Under strict circumstances, Cayce advocated both coffee and pure tobacco cigarettes to be non-harmful to health. Food combining was also a central idea in the Cayce diet. According to Cayce, several food combinations that are contraindicated are coffee with milk or sugar, citrus fruit with starchy foods, and high protein foods with starches. Cayce himself followed very few of the dietary recommendations that were suggested by the readings. According to Cayce, two or three almonds (see Amygdalin) a day keeps cancer away. Dream interpretation: Cayce was one of the early dream interpreters who contradicted Freudian views by saying that dreams can be of many different kinds (including sexual) with many levels of meaning; that lack of interest is the reason for poor dream recall; that only the dreamer knows the meaning of his dream; and that a dream is correctly interpreted when it makes sense to the dreamer, when it checks out with his other dreams, and when it moves him forward in his life.[22] Supporters of Cayce Dr. Gina Cerminara published books such as Many Mansions, and The World Within. Dr. Brian Weiss published the bestseller regarding clinical recollection of past lives, Many Lives, Many Masters. These books provide broad support for spirituality and reincarnation. "Many Mansions" elaborates on Cayce's works and buttresses his stated abilities with real life examples. One such example from Gina Cerminara's works:[23] "Cayce once gave a reading on a blind man, a musician by profession, who regained part of his vision in one eye through following the physical suggestions given by Cayce. This man happened to have a passion for railroads and a tremendous interest in the Civil War. In the life reading which Cayce gave, he said that the man had been a soldier in the South, in the army of Lee, and that he had been a railroad man by profession in that incarnation. Then he proceeded to tell him that his name in that life was Barnett Seay, and that the records of Seay could still be found in the state of Virginia. The man took the trouble to hunt for the records -- and found them, in the state capitol at Richmond: that is to say he found the record of one Barnett Seay, standard-bearer in Lee's army who had entered and been discharged from the service in such and such a year." The Dictionary of American Religious Biography writes about Cayce,[24] As a humble individual full of self-doubts, Cayce never profited from his mystic gift. He read the Bible every day, taught Sunday School, and helped others only when asked. Many did ask, and over the years he produced readings that diagnosed health problems, prescribed dietary regimens, dealt with psychic disorders, and predicted future events such as wars, earthquakes, and changes in governments. He spoke, moreover, of reincarnations, the early history of Israel, and the lost civilization of Atlantis. Enough of his diagnoses and predictions proved true to silence many skeptics and to develop a wide following. Controversy and criticism

Skeptics of Cayce say that the evidence for his powers comes from contemporaneous newspaper articles, affidavits, anecdotes, and testimonials, which are not scientifically rigorous. They are also critical of Cayce's support for various forms of alternative medicine, which are regarded by many as quackery.[25] Michael Shermer writes in Why People Believe Weird Things, "Uneducated beyond the ninth grade, Cayce acquired his broad knowledge through voracious reading and from this he wove elaborate tales."[26] Shermer wrote that, "Cayce was fantasy-prone from his youth, often talking with angels and receiving visions of his dead grandfather." Shermer further cites James Randi as saying "Cayce was fond of expressions like 'I feel that' and 'perhaps' -- qualifying words used to avoid positive declarations." Shermer also says that methods used at the institution operated by Cayce's followers show their ESP experiments have no statistical difference from chance. One of Cayce's most controversial statements[citation needed] regards the actual age of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. In one of his readings: (Q) What was the date of the actual beginning and ending of the construction of the Great Pyramid? (A) Was one hundred years in construction. Begun and completed in the period of Araaraart's time, with Atlanteans Hermes and Ra. (Q) What was the date B.C. of that period? (A) 10,490 to 10,390 before the Prince (Jesus) entered into Egypt. In 1984, the Cayce foundation supported an effort to carbon date the pyramids of Giza. The average radiocarbon dates were 374 years earlier than expected by the Egyptologists, but nowhere near the 10,500 years B.C. claimed by Cayce.[27] The carbon dates of the Great Pyramid ranged from about 38002850 B.C.about 7,000 years later than Cayce's claim.[28] See also Edgar Cayce on karma New Age Spirituality Nostradamus References 1. ^ York, Michael (1995). The Emerging Network: A Sociology of the New Age and Neo-Pagan Movements. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 60. ISBN 0847680010. 2. ^ Gardner, Martin (1957). Fads & Fallacies In The Name Of Science. Dover Publications. pp. 216219. ISBN 0486203948. 3. ^ a b c Cerminara, Dr.Gina (1999). "The Medical Calirvoyance of Edgar Cayce". Many Mansions. pp. 13. 4. ^ more information needed 5. ^ Bowden, Henry Warner (1993). Dictionary of American Religious Biography (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 106. ISBN 9780313278259. 6. ^ a b c d Cerminara, Dr.Gina (1999). "The Medical Clairivoyance of Edgar Cayce". Many Mansions. p. 14. 7. ^ a b c d Cerminara, Dr.Gina (1999). "The Medical Clairivoyance of Edgar Cayce". Many Mansions. p. 15. 8. ^ Smith, A. Robert. My Life as a Seer: The Lost Memoirs. pp. 403. 9. ^ Cayce, Hugh Lynn (2004). The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce's Power. pp. 71. 10. ^ Sugrue, "There is a River" p. 238 11. ^ Sugrue, "There is a River" pp. 237-238 12. ^ Sugrue, "There is a River" p. 240 13. ^ Sugrue, "There is a River" p. 241 14. ^ Cerminara, Dr.Gina (1999). "An answer to the Riddles of Life". Many Mansions. pp. 2528. 15. ^ Auken, John Van (2005). Edgar Cayce on the Revelation. "Eventually Edgar Cayce, following advice from his own readings, moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, and set up a hospital," 16. ^ a b Miller, Timothy (1995). America's Alternative Religions. SUNY Press. pp. 354. 17. ^ Sugrue, T. There is a River Ch. 20 ' 18. ^ Callahan, Kathy L. (2004). In The Image Of God And The Shadow Of Demons: A Metaphysical Study Of Good And Evil. Trafford Publishing. pp. 162. 19. ^ Browne, Sylvia; Lindsay Harrison. Prophecy: What the Future Holds for You. pp. 67. 20. ^ "EDGAR CAYCE, "PSYCHIC HEALER," DIES AT BEACH; FUNERAL FRIDAY". THE NORFOLK LEDGER-DISPATCH. January 4, 1945. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5692/death.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 21. ^ Bro, Harmon Hartzell. "Edgar Cayce: A Seer out of Season", Aquarian Press, London, 1990. 22. ^ Faraday, Ann. The Dream Game. xiv. 23. ^ Cerminara, Gina. "Many Lives, Many Loves", Chapter 2 - Clear Seeing People, William Sloane Associates, 1963 24. ^ Bowden, Henry Warner (1993). Dictionary of American Religious Biography (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 106. ISBN 9780313278259. 25. ^ Skepdic.com article on Edgar Cayce. 26. ^ Michael Shermer. "Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time", 2002, ISBN 0-8050-7089-3 27. ^ Radiocarbon dating the pyramids 28. ^ The Pyramid Radiocarbon Dating Project Further reading Bro, Harmon Hartzell. Edgar Cayce: A Seer out of Season, Aquarian Press, London, 1990, ISBN 1-85538-408-6 Campbell, Dan. Edgar Cayce: On the Power of Color, Stones, and Crystals, Warner Books Inc., New York, NY, 1989 Cayce, Edgar. Auras: An Essay On The Meaning of Colors, A.R.E. Press, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1945 [1973], ISBN 087604-012-1 Cayce, Edgar Evans. Edgar Cayce on Atlantis, New York: Hawthorn, 1968, ISBN 0-312-96153-7 Cerminara, Gina. Many Mansions: The Edgar Cayce Story on Reincarnation. orig. 1950, Signet Book, reissue edition 1990, ISBN 0-451-16817-8 Kirkpatrick, Sidney D. An American Prophet, Riverhead Books, 2000, ISBN 1-57322-139-2 Kittler, Glenn D. Edgar Cayce on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Warner Books, 1970, ISBN 0-446-90035-4 Puryear, Herbert B. The Edgar Cayce Primer: Discovering The Path to Self-Transformation, Bantam Books, New York, Toronto, Copyright September 1982 by Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. ISBN 0-553-25278-X

Stearn, Jess. The Sleeping Prophet, Bantam Books, 1967, ISBN 0-553-26085-5 Sugrue, Thomas. There Is a River, A.R.E. Press, 1997, ISBN 0-87604-375-9 Todeschi, Kevin, Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, 1998, ISBN 978-0876044018, External links Find more about Edgar Cayce on Wikipedia's sister projects: Support Association for Research and Enlightenment Edgar Cayce Canada's Official Website Detailed Chronology of Life and Work of Edgar Cayce[dead link] Cayce's list of incarnations of Jesus Christ Edgar Cayce's Earth Change Predictions On whether the Essenes believed in reincarnation The Edgar Cayce Library The Edgar Cayce Virtual Library Skepticism Why Edgar Cayce Was Not a Psychic: Typological Issues and Their Social and Religious Consequences The Skeptic's Dictionary on Cayce An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural The Straight Dope: What's the scoop on Edgar Cayce? James Randi: Cayce Flimflam An American Prophet: Yeah, Right - ABCNews column on Cayce Critical analysis of Edgar Cayce and the Association for Research and Enlightenment