Apr 24, 2012

Prophets and Prophecies - Part Eight
Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce (pronounced Casey) of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was known as “the Man of Miracles.” He has also been called the "sleeping prophet," and is the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave psychic readings to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come.

As a child he was said to have spoken with an angel, and to have seen visions of his dead grandfather. He was a shy, reserved boy with deep religious feelings, and although he never completed his schooling, he had a great love for reading.

Cayce was only sixteen when he entered a trance (with the help of a hypnotist) to diagnose his own illness. His reputation as a healer soon began to attract the sick and suffering to him. They were all desperate for treatment, and the young Cayce was often exhausted by his efforts to relieve ailments which had generally been given up as incurable by doctors.

Much of Cayce’s treatment was based on diagnosing spinal lesions as the cause of the disorder, and called for osteopathy and homeopathy. He invariably went into a trance state which was followed by the diagnosis, starting with the words, “Yes, we see the body.”

He emphasized the importance of diet, attitudes, emotions, exercise, and the patient's role - physically, mentally, and spiritually - in the treatment of illness. As a result, he has been called "the father of holistic medicine" and has been recognized for describing the workings of the human body and foreseeing the direction of health care.

Apart from his powers as a psychic healer, Cayce was clairvoyant. He would lie down on a couch with his hands folded over his stomach and allow himself to enter a self-induced sleep state. Then, provided with the name and location of an individual he would give answers to any questions about that person that he was asked. These answers were written down by a stenographer, who kept one copy on file and sent another to the person who had requested the information.

During the mid-1920's he predicted the rise and fall of the stock market, teaching his clients how to play the bull market and how to prepare for the crash of 1929. In January 1934, Cayce predicted that Hitler would rise in power to reign over Germany. He foresaw a world war that would begin in 1936. He predicted that international patterns would spiral out of control after 1936, resulting in new national boundaries. By 1937 he foresaw both the beginning and the end of World War II.

For Cayce the purpose of his prophecies was to warn people to change so that the prophecies won't happen. His readings continued to provide highly accurate predictions about the escalation of the whole world on fire, the U.S. entry into the effort to fight it, the establishment of peace, and the return to normalcy within the new world order.

Since 1901, the information in the Cayce readings has been explored by individuals from every imaginable background and discipline. In addition, this vast scope of materials has come to the attention of educators, historians, theologians, medical professionals, and scientists. No doubt, part of the attraction has been that regardless of the field of study, Cayce continually proved himself years ahead of his time.

When he died in 1945, worn out by a lifetime of dedication to the sick, and by the strains of both poverty and persistent medical opposition, Cayce left records of no less than 30,000 cases that he had treated over a period of 43 years. The Cayce Foundation of America continues to honour the name of a man who has been described as possibly the most remarkable healer that has lived.

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