Who Was Edgar Cayce?

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Edgar Cayce Called America’s “Sleeping Prophet”

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Who was Edgar Cayce? For forty-three years of his adult life, Edgar Cayce gave readings for diagnosing medical problems. During this time he started giving Life Readings from the *Akashic Records as well.

Born on March 18, 1877, it’s said that Edgar Cayce conversed with spirits from a very young age. Sadly, he witnessed his beloved grandfather die after being thrown from a horse. Not long after, young Edgar was often caught conversing with someone not there. When asked about it, he candidly said he was talking to his grandfather — or some other relative.

Luckily, Cayce’s parents, especially his mother, were sympathetic. Edgar Cayce’s mother is said to have possessed psychic abilities, but their strict Baptist Church teachings forced her to keep quiet about her otherworldly understandings.

In adulthood, Cayce acquired the ability to place himself into a deep trance state to access medical and spiritual information for the benefit of others. Regardless of discovering this ability by accident, Cayce went on to give over 14,000 readings in subsequent decades.

The interesting part is, Cayce never remembered what he channeled during a reading. With the aid of a stenographer, Cayce was able to have all the sessions documented.

Edgar Cayce’s Medical Diagnosis Abilities

In the early 1900s, Edgar Cayce was living in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. One day out of the blue, he developed a severe case of laryngitis. This debilitating condition lasted for a full year. As he made his living as a salesman, this was especially catastrophic.

Cayce visited doctor after doctor, yet no one could ascertain the reason for his condition. So, in desperation, Cayce went to a hypnotist.

Placed in a deep state of trance, the hypnotist asked him what was causing the laryngitis. Amazingly, speaking in his normal voice, Cayce diagnosed the physical reason for his illness and even suggested his own cure.

Cayce applied his own remedy and was soon completely free of the ailment.

Others Heard of Edgar Cayce’s Remarkable Recovery

Soon, others heard of Cayce’s remarkable recovery and begged him to diagnose their ailments as well. Cayce was initially reluctant to try these readings. However, urged by friends and family to do so, he started experimenting. Interestingly, this was all done under the wing of an attending physician who firmly believed in Cayce’s mystifying abilities.

Edgar Cayce went on to diagnose and prescribe successful cures for many individuals. If the treatment didn’t work, it was because the patient didn’t follow the exact remedies that Cayce suggested.

Edgar Cayce Stops Giving Readings

During the early years of his newfound calling, Cayce continued to wrestle with the morality of giving medical readings while in self-hypnosis. He wondered if what he was doing went against the very tenets of his fundamentalist religion.

At one point, he even gave up doing readings altogether just to get some peace of mind. However, when his son, Hugh Lynn, suffered a terrible accident that damaged Hugh’s eyes, Cayce underwent self-hypnosis once again to try and obtain a cure. From his spirit guides, he got a cure, and it worked!  Completely healed, young Hugh Lynn’ could see perfectly. Eventually, Edgar Cayce opened a photographer’s studio and simultaneously continued to diagnose people’s maladies.

His trademark was that when traditional medicine was stumped, he was able to channel the cause for the illness and come up with a cure. These cures were usually naturopathic and often involved common items that could be found in the home. The readings were always done in a self-induced state of deep trance. However, Cayce never charged for the readings. Instead, he accepted donations.

Edgar Cayce Accused of Fraud

Interestingly, Cayce never remembered his readings upon awakening. In fact, others had to write down what he said while in a trance. Several local doctors stymied by Cayce’s ability grudgingly supported his readings after rigorously testing proved Cayce right time after time. However, there were those that didn’t like this kind of medicine and accused Cayce of fraud. This accusation upset Cayce but did not deter him from continuing with helping others.

Cayce Does First Past Life Reading

One day a patient asked Cayce for a past life reading. Cayce was not sure what this was but gave it a try. (In those days the idea of reincarnation was not widely accepted or even known about in western society).

The surprising information which came through eventually opened the door for many more such readings. When Cayce put a question to his Spirit Guides by asking where this information came from, the collective group Spirits “told him” all the information was obtained from a dimension called The Akashic Records.

Throwing Accepted Facts Upside

Edgar Cayce often commented on topics that defied standard belief systems. For example, in a reading, he states that the Egyptian Sphinx is 12,500 years old rather than the accepted age of 5,000 years. Well-known geologists are now corroborating this claim.

As time went on, Cayce called the “Akashic Records, “The Book of Life.” By doing this special kind of reading, he was able to help people find answers to troubling life issues.

Archivist Locates Edgar Cayce Life reading

What Readings Revealed

The channeled readings revealed the causes of emotional problems, depression, and additionally helped individuals find their best career direction from past life vocations. Readings also dealt with causes of illnesses stemming from a past life as well as reasons for particular life events. If an individual chose to follow any advice given in a reading, they would find their lives enriched.

Edgar Cayce Predictions

While in trance, Edgar Cayce often predicted future events. Followers of Cayce claim that certain prophecies or predictions made by him came true. Here are just a few:

  1. Rising of Atlantis: Cayce spoke about the existence of Atlantis and its eventual rising. More specifically, he claimed the evidence would be discovered off the coast of Bimini.  Geological and archaeological discoveries point to Cayce’s prediction.  In fact, during that time, the mysterious ancient  “Bimini Road” was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean.
  2.  World War II: In the late 1930s, Cayce predicted a new world war was soon to come. 
  3. Political Predictions: Cayce’s predictions also included the deaths of FDR and JFK, as well as foreseeing a periods of civil and racial unrest in the United States during the 1960s.
  4. Earth Changes: Perhaps the most frightening prediction Cayce gave was that the Earth’s polar axis would shift and that many areas that are now land would again become ocean floor. People in those days knew little of the Earth shifting on its crust. However, science has proven events like this have actually occurred in the past.

Cayce Pays the Ultimate Price

 Due to the enormous mounting casualties of WWII, Cayce conducted reading after reading for grieving families. As a result, Cayce suffered from extreme exhaustion. Toward the end of World War II, Cayce’s spirit guides advised him to stop giving readings. However, Cayce refused, and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Edgar Cayce died from pneumonia in 1945.
  • Over his lifetime, Cayce gave over 14,000 readings.
  • Although often referred to as a seer, psychic, or clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce was actually a Trance Channel.
  • Information about the Akashic Records – this Book of Life – can be found in folklore, in myth, and throughout the Old and New Testaments. It is traceable at least as far back as the Semitic peoples and includes the Arabs, the Assyrians, the Phoenicians, and Babylonians. Among each of these peoples was the belief that there existed otherworldly tablets which contained the history of humankind.

Read : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Cayce

*The Akashic Records are an electro-magnetic field of light which contains records of our soul’s journey from the beginning of time. The Akashic Records are located on the Akashic Plane of Existence, or the 4th dimension.

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Carol Nicholson is thirty-five years a professional Psychic Medium and author of numerous Psychic and Spiritual courses since 2001.
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