most of his adult life, Edgar Cayce was able to provide insights
into nearly any question imaginable. When individuals came to
him with a question, he would place himself into a self-induced
sleep state. While in that state he could respond to virtually
any question asked. His responses have come to be called "readings".
Today his psychic readings constitute one of the largest and most
impressive records of intuitive information to emanate from a
single individual. Cayce maintained that everyone could access
the "source" of information, as he did.
Cayce was born on a farm near Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
At an early age he gave evidence of his budding talent: he was
able to master his school lessons by sleeping on his books. At
the age of twenty-one he developed a gradual throat paralysis
which threatened the loss of his voice. When doctors were unable
to find a cause for his condition, Cayce entered the same hypnotic
sleep that had enabled him to learn his school lessons years before.
In that state, he was able to recommend a cure which successfully
repaired his throat muscles and restored his voice. It was soon
discovered that he could do the same for others.
For several decades, Cayce gave (on average)
two readings a day, mostly for people asking questions about their
work, relationships, health, dreams, or future plans. For many
years the information dealt mainly with medical problems. Eventually
the scope of his readings expanded. Cayce would eventually give
over 14,000 readings on more than 10,000 different topics to people
all over the world. The transcripts of these readings have provided
the basis for over 300 popular books about Cayce's work. They
continue to be researched and written about over half a century
after his death and are available on CD ROM or online to members
of the A.R.E.
- There is a River by Thomas Sugrue Edgar
- Cayce—The Sleeping Prophet by Jess
- Many Mansions by Gina Cerminara
- A Seer Out of Season by Harmon Bro
- Cayce—An American Prophet by Sidney
. . . . More on the Life of Edgar Cayce
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