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:
- Health related info
- Philosophy and Reincarnation
- Dreams and dream interpretation
- ESP and Psychic Phenomenon
- 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.