The Legacy of Edgar Cayce

The Legacy of Edgar Cayce

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The Legacy of Edgar CayceFor each soul constantly meets itself and if each soul would but understand those hardships which are acredited much to others are caused most by self. Know that in those, you are meeting thyself. For forty-three years of his adult life, Edgar Cayce demonstrated the uncanny ability to put himself into some kind of self-induced sleep state by lying down on a couch, closing his eyes, and folding his hands over his stomach. This state of relaxation and meditation enabled him to place his mind in contact with all time and space.

From this state he could respond to questions as diverse as "What are the secrets of the universe?" to "How can I remove a wart?" His responses to these questions came to be called "readings" and contain insights so valuable that even to this day individuals have found practical help for everything from maintaining a well-balanced diet and improving human relationships to overcoming life-threatening illnesses and experiencing a closer walk with God.

Although Cayce died more than sixty years ago, the timelines of the material in the readings is evidenced by approximately one dozen biographies and more than 300 titles that discuss various aspects of this man's life and work. These books contain a corpus of information so valuable that even Edgar Cayce himself might have hesitated to predict their impact on the contemporary world. Sixty years ago who could have known that terms such as "meditation," "Akashic records," "spiritual growth," "auras," "soul mates," and "holism" would have become household words to millions? Further details of Cayce's life and work are explored in the classic book There Is a River (1942) by Thomas Sugrue.

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Casual Gunslinger
7 years ago

If you're looking for a bit of pro Edgar Cayce propaganda, then this is for you, however if you, like me, were looking for a balanced and analytical view of the man, then don't waste your time with this. There are some interesting ideas put forward but this is clearly some sort of sponsored "documentary". The ideas that Cayce preached such as meditation, auras, reincarnation, seeking the self and holistic healing are all concepts that have been practiced for THOUSANDS of years - to call him the "Father of Holistic Medicine" is just plain nonsense and shoddy research imo, even if this is just propaganda.

Historically, colonialism, and now capitalism, have contributed to the demonization and trivialization of these practices as savage, paganistic, hippy dippy and about as useful as a placebo - the way this is presented is like these are novel ideas that were introduced to the world thanks to good ol Edgar. There's no critical views, there's no attempt, however small, to analyse his ideas/theories or provide a balanced view.

It's a shame because he is a fascinating character and this documentary is an insult. Its a shallow look at the man, his ideas, predictions and dream interpretations, and a full blown election campaign for his role as some sort of savior.

11 years ago

I was in the first teen A.R.E. group. Hugh Lynn Cayce came and spoke with us and interpreted our dreams. We also meditated with was surreal.

12 years ago

Sleep on his school books and retain everything!! LOL I wish James Randy had the chance to get together with this man :)

12 years ago

Wow, I swear I saw myself in some of the crowd shots! I attended a huge A.R.E. thing in Santa Ana, California years and years ago -- it did look like me! Hmmmmm

12 years ago


There is a documentary on youtube that says more about of the actual readings.

About he´s prediction about, second world war. The sphinx, atlantis, the wheater and more.

13 years ago

I feel as though I just watched a promotional film for "The Association". A little bit of a let-down, with not enough information on the content of Cayce's work. Okay for a brief introduction I guess. Oh, and the sound quality isn't the best, so make sure you turn the volume all the way up.