Edgar Cayce

Infobox Person
name = Edgar Cayce

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caption = In October 1910, this photograph appeared on the front page of "The New York Times" after a reporter stole it from the home of Cayce’s parents to use for a story.
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birth_place= Hopkinsville, Kentucky, U.S.
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death_place= Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.

Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945) (pronEng|ˈkeɪsiː) was an American psychic. He is claimed to have 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. [cite book |title=The Emerging Network: A Sociology of the New Age and Neo-Pagan Movements |first=Michael |last=York |year=1995 |pages=p60 |publisher=Rowman & Littlefield |isbn=0847680010]

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 [cite book | title=Fads & Fallacies In The Name Of Science |first=Martin |last=Gardner |year=1957 |pages=p216-219 |publisher=Dover Publications |isbn=0486203948] challenge the claim that Cayce demonstrated psychic abilities, and conventional Christians also question his unorthodox answers on religious matters (such as reincarnation and Akashic records). He may have been the source for the idea that California would fall into the Pacific ocean (though he never said exactly this). Fact|date=September 2008

Today there are tens of thousands of Cayce students. Most are located in the United States and Canada, but Edgar Cayce Centers are now found in 25 other countries. The Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, is the major organization promoting interest in Cayce.Fact|date=September 2008

Biography

Edgar Cayce was born into a farming family on March 18,1877 near Beverly, seven miles (11 km) south of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.cite book
last = Cerminara
first = Dr.Gina
authorlink = Gina Cerminara
title = Many Mansions
date = 1999
pages = p.13
chapter = The Medical Calirvoyance of Edgar Cayce
] One convenient way to divide Cayce's life is according to geography:

1877 to 1920—the 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; left the family farm to pursue various forms of employment (at Richard's Dry Goods Store, 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. An 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 employment and/or 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,cite book
last = Bowden
first = Henry Warner
title = Dictionary of American Religious Biography
pages = p.106
edition = Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
publisher = Greenwood Publishing Group
year = 1993
isbn = 9780313278259
] recruited missionaries, and is said to have agonized over the issue of whether his supposed psychic abilities--and the teachings which resulted--were 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.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 travelling stage hypnotist and entertainer called "Hart - The 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 post-hypnotic suggestion that the voice would continue to function after the trance but this proved unsuccessful.cite book
last = Cerminara
first = Dr.Gina
authorlink = Gina Cerminara
title = Many Mansions
date = 1999
pages = p.14
chapter = The Medical Calirvoyance of Edgar Cayce
]

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. Cayce described his own ailment from a first person plural point of view ("we") instead of the singular ("I"). 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. 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 claimed to have been corrected by Layne in the same way and eventually the cure was claimed to be permanent.

Layne had read of similar hypnotic cures effected by the Marquis de Puységur, a follower of Franz Mesmer, and was keen to explore the limits of the healing knowledge of the trance voice.cite book
last = Cerminara
first = Dr.Gina
authorlink = Gina Cerminara
title = Many Mansions
date = 1999
pages = p.15
chapter = The Medical Calirvoyance of Edgar Cayce
] 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. Reportedly he had great success and his fame spread. Reports of Cayce's work appeared in the newspapers, inspiring many postal inquiries. Supposedly, 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 claimed he could diagnose the physical and/or mental conditions and provide corrective 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.cite book
last = Cerminara
first = Dr.Gina
authorlink = Gina Cerminara
title = Many Mansions
date = 1999
pages = p.15
chapter = The Medical Calirvoyance of Edgar Cayce
]

1920 to 1923—the 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. [cite book
last = Smith
first = A. Robert
title = My Life as a Seer: The Lost Memoirs
pages = p.403
] Others wanted to know where to hunt for treasures; [cite book
last = Cayce
first = Hugh Lynn
title = The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce's Power
date = 2004
pages = p.71
] 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 claimed to have come to the conclusion that he would use his gift only to help the distressed and sick.cite book
last = Cerminara
first = Dr.Gina
authorlink = Gina Cerminara
title = Many Mansions
date = 1999
pages = p.19
chapter = The Medical Calirvoyance of Edgar Cayce
]

He was persuaded to give readings on philosophical subjects in 1923 by Arthur Lammers, a wealthy printer. While in his supposed trance state, Cayce spoke unequivocally of past lives. Reincarnation was a popular subject of the day, but is not an accepted part of Christian doctrine. Cayce reported that his conscience bothered him severely over this conflict. Lammers reassured and argued with Cayce. His "trance voice," the "we" of the readings, also supposedly dialogued with Cayce and finally persuaded him to continue with these kinds of readings.cite book
last = Cerminara
first = Dr.Gina
authorlink = Gina Cerminara
title = Many Mansions
date = 1999
pages = pp.25-28
chapter = An answer to the Riddles of Life
] In 1925 Cayce reported his "voice" had instructed him to move to Virginia Beach, Virginia. [cite book
last = Auken
first = John Van
title = Edgar Cayce on the Revelation
date = 2005
location =
pages =
quote = Eventually, Edgar Cayce, following advice from his own readings, moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, and set up a hospital,
]

1925 to 1945—the Virginia Beach period

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.cite book
last = Miller
first = Timothy
title = America's Alternative Religions
publisher = SUNY Press
date = 1995
pages = p.354
] The "readings" increasingly came to involve occultic or esoteric themes.Fact|date=September 2008

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". Claiming that he couldn't refuse people who felt they needed his help, he increased the frequency of his readings to 8 per day to try to make an impression on the ever-growing pile of requests. He claimed this took a toll on his health, as he said that it was emotionally draining and often fatigued him. He even went so far as to claim that the readings themselves scolded him for attempting too much and that the reading had limited his workload to just 2 readings a day or they would kill him. [cite book
last = Callahan
first = Kathy L.
title = In The Image Of God And The Shadow Of Demons: A Metaphysical Study Of Good And Evil
publisher = Trafford Publishing
date = 2004
pages = p.162
]

Edgar Cayce suffered from a stroke and died on January 3, 1945. [cite book
last = Browne
first = Sylvia
coauthors = Lindsay Harrison
title = Prophecy: What the Future Holds for You
pages = p.67
] He was buried in Riverside Cemetery 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 7,000-8,000 Cayce readings are missing.

When out of the trance he entered to perform a reading, Cayce claimed generally not to 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 (communication with the dead), viewing the Akashic Records or "Book of Life", and seeing auras. Cayce claimed to have become 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. [Bro, Harmon Hartzell. "Edgar Cayce: A Seer out of Season", "Aquarian Press", London, 1990.]

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 suggest that human souls were created with a consciousness of their oneness with God. Some "fell" from this state; others —led by the Jesus soul— volunteered to save them. The earth, with all its limitations, was created as a suitable arena for spiritual growth.

*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 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 which he was the first in allowing to be "manifest" through his material life, and 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" which is strikingly similar to popular Hindu mantra "Hari Om") 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 claimed 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 factions--a "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 claimed 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", sub-humans 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 (esp. pork), 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.

*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. [cite book|title=The Dream Game|author=Faraday, Ann|pages=xiv]

upporters of Cayce

Dr.Gina Cerminara published books such as "Many Mansions", "The World Within" and "Many Lives, Many Masters" which provide information about Cayce's works and buttress his claimed abilities with real life examples.

One such example from Gina Cerminara's works: [Cerminara, Gina. "Many Lives, Many Loves", Chapter 2 - Clear Seeing People, "William Sloane Associates", 1963]

"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, [cite book
last = Bowden
first = Henry Warner
title = Dictionary of American Religious Biography
pages = p.106
edition = Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
publisher = Greenwood Publishing Group
year = 1993
isbn = 9780313278259
] Quote
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

SkepticsWho|date=September 2008 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.Fact|date=September 2008

Michael Shermer writes in "", "Uneducated beyond the ninth grade, Cayce acquired his broad knowledge through voracious reading and from this he wove elaborate tales."Michael Shermer. "", 2002, ISBN 0-8050-7089-3] 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 claims Fact|date=September 2008 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." Today, it is believed that the Great Pyramid was built around 2560 B.C. for Khufu by Egyptian workers and took about 20 years to complete. Egyptian civilization is thought by most Egyptologists to have begun around 3000-4000 B.C., rather than 10,500 BC. Fact|date=September 2008

Lon Whitworth of Probe Ministries regards Cayce as someone who was misled by demonic forces and who has led many astray from what they see as the true path. [cite web |url=http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/cayce.html |title=Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping (False) Prophet |accessdate=2007-06-24 |last=Whitworth |first=Lou |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year=2002 |month=July |format=14 |work= |publisher=Probe Ministries |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |]

ee also

*Edgar Cayce on Karma

References

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 0-87604-012-1
* 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
* Stern, 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

External links

upport

* [http://www.edgarcaycebooks.org All books ever published about Edgar Cayce (in several languages)]
* [http://www.edgarcayceproducts.org Comprehensive listing of all health products and remedies recommended by Cayce in his readings]
* [http://www.edgarcayce.org/ Association for Research and Enlightenment]
* [http://www.areclinic.org/CayceCorner/default.asp/ Cayce Corner]
* [http://www.edgarcaycecanada.com/ Edgar Cayce Canada's Official Website]
* [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/christian/cayce.html Detailed Chronology of Life and Work of Edgar Cayce]
* [http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen049.html Cayce's list of incarnations of Jesus Christ]
* [http://www.dreamscape.com/morgana/phoebe.htm Edgar Cayce's Earth Change Predictions]
* [http://www.spiritual-wholeness.org/faqs/reincgen/essrein.htm On whether the Essenes believed in reincarnation]
* [http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/tecvl The Edgar Cayce Virtual Library]

kepticism

* [http://www.intuitive-connections.net/2004/caycenotpsychic.htm Why Edgar Cayce Was Not a Psychic: Typological Issues and Their Social and Religious Consequences]
* [http://skepdic.com/cayce.html The Skeptic's Dictionary on Cayce]
* [http://www.randi.org/encyclopedia/Cayce,%20Edgar.html "An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural"]
* [http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcayce.html The Straight Dope: What's the scoop on Edgar Cayce?]
* [http://psychicinvestigator.com/demo/ReinSkp4.htm James Randi: Cayce Flimflam]
* [http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/WhosCounting/story?id=98538&page=1 An American Prophet: Yeah, Right - ABCNews column on Cayce]
* [http://www.dbskeptic.com/2008/07/08/a-field-trip-to-edgar-cayces-association-for-research-and-enlightenment/ Critical analysis of Edgar Cayce and the Association for Research and Enlightenment]

Persondata
NAME = Cayce, Edgar
ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
SHORT DESCRIPTION = Purported clairvoyant healer and psychic
DATE OF BIRTH = March 18, 1877
PLACE OF BIRTH = Beverly, Kentucky, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH = January 3, 1945
PLACE OF DEATH = Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.


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  • Edgar — Ópera de Giacomo Puccini. Estrenada el 21 de abril de 1889 en el Teatro La Scala de Milán. Continuaron representaciones en el Teatro Comunale de Ferrara (1892), en el Teatro Real de Madrid (1892) y en el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires (1905). * * * …   Enciclopedia Universal

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