This psychic reading given
by Edgar Cayce at the office of the Association, Arctic Crescent,
Virginia Beach, Va., this 21st day of June, 1942, in accordance
with request made by the self - Mrs. [ 1010 ], Associate
Member of the Ass'n for Research & Enlightenment, Inc.
Mrs. [ 1010 ] offered her Reading as a part of the 1942 Congress
program, a copy to be included in the Congress Booklet.
Present: Edgar Cayce; Gertrude
Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. [ 1010 ], Gladys & Charles
Dillman, Julia Chandler, Beulah H. Emmet, Beatrice & Richmond
Seay, Rosa & Joshua Manning, Hannah & Noah Miller,
Frances Y. Morrow, Ruth LeNoir, Marion Wolfe, Helen & Marsden
Godfrey, Esther Wynne, Evelyn Cruser, Mae Verhoeven, Evelyn
R. Gimbert, Ruth Denny, Beverly & Riley Simmons, Sally & Hugh
Lynn Cayce, Malcolm H. Allen, Mignon Helms, Reba Bennett,
Mildred Tansey, Eula Allen, Mildred White, Patricia White,
Time: 11:35 to 12:05 A. M.
Eastern War Time. TEXT GC: You will have before you the life
existence in the earth plane of [ 1010 ], nee [ 1010 ], born
April 6, 1871, in Black River Falls, Wisconsin; and the earthly
existence of this entity as Sophie or Josie, a handmaid to
Mary, Jesus and Joseph, throughout the childhood of the Master.
Considering the reference in her Life Reading that a history
of this incarnation "would lay the foundation for giving
a great deal of historical data," you will give a biographical
life of the entity in that day and plane of earthly existence,
from entrance - and how - into the earth's plane, and the
entity's departure; giving the development or retarding points
in such an existence. You will answer the questions that
may be asked:
EC: Yes, we have the records here of that entity now known
as or called [ 1010 ], in the present; as Josie in the Palestine
experience and activities; together with the information which
has been indicated through these channels.
Qumran Living Quarters
In giving the biographical
life of the entity Josie, much of those activities might
be indicated that brought about those later relationships
with Mary, the mother of Jesus. As has been outlined from here, there were those special groups
of individuals who had made some preparations for the expected
activities that were to come about during that particular period;
especially those of the Essenes who had chosen the twelve maidens
to indicate their fitness. This choice was to be made by those
selections indicated by the spirit, and Josie was the daughter
of Shem and Mephibosheth that was among these.
This entity, Josie, was close
to Mary when the selection was indicated by the shadow or
the angel on the stair, at that period of consecration in
the temple. This was not the temple in Jerusalem, but the
temple where those who were consecrated worshiped, or a school
- as it might be termed - for those who might be channels.
This was a part of that group
of Essenes who, headed by Judy, made those interpretations
of those activities from the Egyptian experience, - as the
Temple Beautiful, and the service in the Temple of Sacrifice.
Hence it was in this consecrated place where this selection
Then, when there was the fulfilling
of those periods when Mary was espoused to Joseph and was
to give birth to the Savior, the Messiah, the Prince of Peace,
the Way, the Truth, the Light, - soon after this birth there
was the issuing of the orders first by Judy that there should
be someone selected to be with the parents during their period
of sojourn in Egypt. This was owing to the conditions which
arose from the visit of the Wise Men and their not returning
to Herod to report, when the decrees were issued that there
should be the destruction of the children of that age from
six months to two years, especially in that region from Bethany
Thus this entity, Josie, was selected or chosen by those of
the Brotherhood--sometimes called White Brotherhood in the
present--as the handmaid or companion of Mary, Jesus and
Joseph, in their flight into Egypt.
This began on an evening,
and the journey - through portions of Palestine, from Nazareth
to the borders of Egypt - was made only during the night.
Do not understand that there was only Joseph, Mary, Josie and
the Child. For there were other groups that preceded and followed;
that there might be the physical protection to that as had
been considered by these groups of peoples as the fulfilling
of the Promised One.
In the journeys to Egypt,
little of great significance might be indicated, but the
care and attention to the Child and the Mother was greatly
in the hands of this entity, Josie, through that journey. The period of sojourn in Egypt was in and about, or close to,
what was then Alexandria.
Josie and Mary were not idle during that period of sojourn,
but those records - that had been a part of those activities
preserved in portions of the libraries there - were a part
of the work that had been designated for this entity. And the
interest in same was reported to the Brotherhood in the Judean
The sojourn there was a period
of some four years, - four years, six months, three days.
When there were those beginnings of the journey back to the
Promised Land, there were naturally - from some of the records
that had been read by the entity Josie, as well as the parents
- the desires to know whether there were those unusual powers
indicated in this Child now, - that was in every manner a normal,
developed body, ready for those activities of children of that
But do not interpret same
in the light of childhood in thine own land in the present,
- more in the light of the oriental. For, remember, Egypt
as well as parts of Galilee were the customs and activities
of those to whom the care of this physical entity was entrusted
through that early sojourn in the earth.
The return was made to Capernum--not Nazareth--not only
for political reasons owing to the death of Herod but the division
that had been made with the kingdom after the death of Herod;
and that there might be the ministry or teaching that was to
be a part of the Brotherhood, - supervised in that period by
Judy, as among the leaders of the Essenes in that particular
Hence much of the early education,
the early activities, were those prompted or directed by
that leader in that particular experience, but were administered
by - or in the closer associations by - Josie. Though from
the idea of the Brotherhood the activities of the entity
were no longer necessitated, the entity Josie preferred to
remain - and did remain until those periods when there was
the sending or the administering of the teachings to the
young Master, first in Persia and later in India, and then
in Egypt again - where there were the completions.
But the entity, Josie, following
the return, was active in all the educational activities
as well as in the care of the body and the attending to those
things pertaining to the household duties with every developing
child. And Josie was among those who went with Mary and Joseph
when they went to the city, or to Jerusalem, at the time
of the age of twelve. It was thought by Joseph and Mary that
it was in the care of Josie that He had stayed, when He was
missed, in those periods when there was the returning to
find Him in the temple.
Josie was with Mary throughout those activities. And is it
any wonder that when there were those preparations of the body
for burial that Josie was the one who brought the spices, the
ointments that were to consecrate the preparations of this
body for whom it had cared through those early periods of its
experience in the earth?
Through that period Josie
never married, and was known among the Holy Women throughout
the period; coming and persuading the Mother, Mary, when
there was the arrest, to come to Jerusalem.
The entity passed on through those periods of riots following
the beheading of James, the brother of John.
Ready for questions.
(Q) What association with
the entity who is now [ 294 ] did I have in the Palestine
(A) The teacher of the Master
knew only of Lucius through those activities in Laodicea,
- for he came at the time of Pentecost, see?
(Q) What was the nature of
the records studied by Josie in Egypt?
(A) Those same records from
which the men of the East said and gave, "By those records
we have seen his star." These pertained, then, to what
you would call today astrological forecasts, as well as those
records which had been compiled and gathered by all of those
of that period pertaining to the coming of the Messiah.
These had been part of the
records from those in Carmel, in the early experiences, as
of those given by Elijah, - who was the forerunner, who was
the cousin, who was the Baptist. All of these had been a
part of the records - pertaining not only to the nature of
work of the parents but as to their places of sojourn, and
the very characteristics that would indicate these individuals;
the nature and the character that would be a part of the
experiences to those coming in contact with the young Child;
as to how the garments worn by the Child would heal children.
For the body being perfect radiated that which was health,
life itself. Just as today, individuals may radiate, by their
spiritual selves, health, life, that vibration which is destruction
to dis-ease in any form in bodies. These were the characters
and natures of things studied by Josie.
For, is it not quoted oft, "All
of these things she kept and pondered them in her heart"?
With what? With the records that Josie as well as herself
had seen. These records were destroyed, of course, in a much
(Q) Can any more details by
given as to the training of the Child?
(A) Only those that covered
that period from six years to about sixteen, which were in
keeping with the tenets of the Brotherhood; as well as that
training in the law, - which was the Jewish or Mosaic law
in that period. This was read, this was interpreted in accordance
with those activities defined and outlined for the parents
and the companions of the developing body. Remember and keep
in mind, He was normal, He developed normally. Those about
Him saw those characteristics that may be anyone's who wholly
puts the trust in God! And to every parent might it not be
said, daily, dedicate thy life that thy offspring may be
called of God into service - to the glory of God and to the
honor of thy name!
We are through.
BACKGROUND See 1010-12 on
4/13/38 with subsequent correspondence.
REPORTS 8/02/65 Extracts by Albert E. Turner from HISTORY OF
FREEMASONRY ILLUSTRATED, by Moses Redding:
P. 37 It is even claimed by
ancient and modern authority that Christ was an Essene...therefore
Christ would naturally associate Himself with an order that
was so congenial to His nature.
P. 67 From a well-authenticated
tradition we learn concerning St. John the Baptist that his
father and mother died when he was quite young, and that
he was then adopted by the Essenes and finally became their
Rabbin. In that capacity he performed the duty of baptizing
the initiates and thus acquired the cognomen of John the