Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Edgar Cayce (Part I)


This is going to be a two-part post on Edgar Cayce, as there is just so much information about him that I can't possibly cover it, even in two parts. But if you are unfamiliar with the name, he was a psychic and medical clairvoyant born in 1877 and died in 1945. During his lifetime he gave thousands of readings, and remained the humble person born on a Kentucky farm, where his psychic abilities grew in childhood. Despite the opportunity to make millions, even in his day, he charged only what he needed to live on, and then only when he was so bombarded with pleas for readings that he could no longer work. Many tried desperately to reveal him as a fraud - and despite a concerted effort - no one was every able to unveil him to be anything other than an extremely gifted psychic.

He was often referred to as the "Sleeping Prophet" and the "Father of Holistic Medicine". He had the weird ability to memorize a book by sleeping on it! But mostly he just wanted to help people, especially children. Most readings dealt with holistic health and treatment of illnesses, although much of what he talked about are only now household terms. Words such as meditation, auras, soul mates, holistic health, spiritual growth and the more esoteric Akashic Records. By lying down (with his head facing north), his hands folded, he would be able to place his mind into "universal consciousness", also known as "super consciousness." (The History Channel did a program on him entitled The Other Nostradamus.) He had five main categories that he did readings on:
  1. Health related info
  2. Philosophy and Reincarnation
  3. Dreams and dream interpretation
  4. ESP and Psychic Phenomenon
  5. Spiritual Growth, Meditation, & Prayer
He also had seven prophecies that came true, and seven yet to come. Tomorrow we will explore these remarkable peeks into the past and the future.

30 comments:

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Great post. One of my favorite psychics

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I am in left field as I am not aware of this man and his abilities. It will be very interesting to hear more as I do believe there are people that do possess the ability to see another dimension that we can not. I'll stay tuned!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Feel like I am following Alicia all over the blogosphere today!

Interesting post. I've heard the name but know little about him. I wonder if today's medical intuitives like Carolyn Myss and Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D. would be comparable?

robert said...

What an interesting entry of yours. Glad to learn about someones life, affecting many others and will gratefully await the second part of your story.

luksky said...

I have read some of Cayce's stuff in the past....looking forward to the posts.

Hilary said...

What a great topic!!!!! Since I am probably in your "age group", I am very familiar with Edgar Cayce. In the seventies, I did quite a bit of hypnosis, mainly to regress to past lives. It was a hoot.

Jeninacide said...

I knew he was a psychic but never knew he was the "Father of Holistic Medicine" until now. So interesting.

lakeviewer said...

I came in from Lori's blog, fascinated by the premise of your title.

whalechaser said...

He has fascinated me for a very long time. His headquarters is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They do a lot of research there to try and prove or disprove paranormal activity.

They claim that we all have this ability; I think I did when I was much younger but now not so much. It is truly wondrous...how another can spark healing in someone else and see all the areas where an illness lies.

Watch out...if you get too involved you will likely start taking the course in miracles...Then prepare to be fascinated.

Lori ann said...

Nancy,

an interesting topic, but unfamiliar to me. I couldn't really comment on your last post either as I don't watch t.v.,I've just been reading and resting alot.Oh, and looking at recipes!

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

Trish & Rob - I knew you would know who I was talking about!

Alicia - He's a really interesting man.

Bonnie - Glad you stopped by! Hmmm not familiar with those names. Have you done a post about them, by chance?

robert - I read a lot about him many years ago, so I thought he might be an interesting topic.

luksky- Many years ago is when I did most of my reading on him, too.

Hilary - Wow, would love to know more about those regressions. Have you ever posted on them?

Jenin- I didn't know either, until today.

lakeviewer - Glad you stopped by!

whalechaser - Funny you should mention A Course In Miracles - I was just looking for a book by MaryAnn Williamson, in the bookstore the other day!

lori - You might find this interesting. Not everyone believes in psychics, and I admit I am very
skeptical most of the time, but Mr. Cayce was a remarkable man.

California Girl said...

If you are interested, his museum or foundation or something of that nature is in Virginia Beach. It's supposed to be impressive and full of everything he worked on. I lived in Richmond for 8 yrs and would have gone to see it had I known it was there. I can't say I'm a follower. I just find him interesting.

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

California - It would be interesting to visit the center. I know they do research.

Marlene said...

I have always been facinated with him..read my first book when I was 13..about the sleeping prophet..He was a amazing man!

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

Marlene - He really was amazing. All those readings!

susan said...

He had a rare gift for one born in the west. I read some of his books many tears ago and the Seth Speaks ones as well.

Have you ever read 'Autobiography of a Yogi'? Yogananda talks about many of the powerful gurus and seers of his youth in India at the turn of the last century. It's a marvel to read - so full of love and magic that I've given it as a gift to a number of people who seemed open to an introduction to eastern mysticism.

Linda Pendleton said...

Edgar Cayce was remarkable. Anyone wanting to know more about him should read, "There is a River," by Thomas Sugrue. Many of us who have been interested in mediumship, reincarnation, read this book years ago. I believe it to be the best book on his incredible life. Life changing for many.

Great post and looking forward to the next part.

Marguerite said...

Fabulous post! I first became acquainted with Edgar Cayce in college. He was incredible! Thanks for sharing!

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

Susan - Once again, a great teacher to me, you have suggested a book that I will definitely buy. Thank you.

Linda - That was my favorite book on his life, as well.

Marguerite - I read about him years ago too, but for some reason thought a post on him now might be timely.

Nancy said...

ooh I cant wait to read your blog tomorow then! Have always been fascinated by Edward Cayce.

Satsaki said...

Cayce is truly fascinating! And all this from a man with only 4th or 5th grade education -- that to me is the real clincher.
Thanks for the post.

asweetcakes said...

I watched a documentary on him recently - fascinating. I think he was real, and selfless. I'm looking forward to other posts about his prophecies.

Natalie said...

Edgar would have to be one of my faves.....he was AMAZING! I think also, that his books, along with "Seat of the Soul" were the books that hooked me in to my spiritual journey.xx♥

Brian Miller said...

how interesting...need to figure out the sleeping on a book technique. it never worked for me in college. smiles.

Mental P Mama said...

Wonderful! Have you read "Many Lives, Many Masters"? Another great and thought-provoking book about reincarnation.

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

Nancy - Hope you enjoy it.

Satsaki - He was a very humble man, in every way.

asweetcakes - There is a whole institution based on his readings in VA.

Nancy - Ditto with Seat of the Soul!

Brian - Ha! Yeah, me niether!

Mental - Yes, I have, one of my favorites!

gypsywoman said...

i'm SO happy to have come across your blog post on cayce - it reminded me that i need to re-read some of his works - it's been too long since i have - loved your site - jenean

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

I learned about him in my college psychology class. He was an amazing man. I want to learn more about him!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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