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From the Archives: Dr. Harmon Hartzel Bro and Hugh Lynn Cayce

These two individuals where were closely involved with Edgar Cayce, one as his eldest son and the other as a coworker and friend. In this talk, recorded in the 1970s, they share their perceptions on life, karma, anger, and more from the perspective of the Edgar Cayce readings.

Dr. Harmon Hartzel Bro, PhD (1919-1997) Professor of philosophy and religion and specialist in parapsychological aspects of religious life, including meditation, faith-healing, mystical experience, and conversion, he was born in Nanking, China to missionary parents. He was ordained a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1943 before serving as associate professor of religion and psychology at George Williams College in Chicago, Illinois. He was a director at the Institute for Religious Education at Syracuse University and director of the Institute for Research in Psychology and Religion. His work and friendship with Edgar Cayce led to his long relationship with the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). His doctoral thesis, The Charisma of the Seer, examined the life and work of Cayce. He was a frequent speaker at the A.R.E. and wrote a number of books including the re- released book A Seer Out of Season.

Hugh Lynn Cayce (1907-1982) was the eldest son of Edgar Cayce. He turned his father's Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.) into an organization of international renown and developed widespread recognition and acceptance of subjects such as psychical research, dream analysis, meditation, and spiritual development, serving as chairman of the board before his death. He received critical praise for his first book, Venture Inward, which examined safe and unsafe methods of exploring personal psychic experiences; and for which A.R.E.'s Member magazine is named. His other books include The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce's Power, with Edgar Evans Cayce, which explores the relatively small number (200) of Edgar Cayce’s readings that appeared to be inaccurate, and Edgar Cayce on Overcoming Fear and Anxiety, with Kevin J. Todeschi, explores the possible origins of fears as well as the very nature of fear itself.

 

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