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What Did Edgar Cayce Really Say About Earth Changes?

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What Did Edgar Cayce Really Say
About Earth Changes?
Kevin J. Todeschi


Because I had originally been so concerned with Cayce’s earth change predictions, I was surprised when I eventually counted them for myself. Less than twenty of the readings even discuss physical earth changes! Some of these readings suggest that the entire planet can expect major earthquakes and inundations before the turn of the century. A few, given concerning the period 1932-1936 are especially fatalistic. Oftentimes, they are the very readings that have been quoted out of context or have proven to be inaccurate. Just one example is the frequently quoted reading which states, “The earth will be broken up in many places. The early portion will see a change in the physical aspect of the west coast of America...” (3976-15) This reading was even quoted in A.R.E.’s long-running “Introductory Film” (1975-1993). But the question to which Cayce was actually responding dealt with the changes to be expected in 1934!


The readings also pinpointed 1936 as a year of major change. However, the readings suggested that the change would entail “the breaking up of many POWERS” in terms of “world affairs.” The irony of this date is that 1936 did mark the outbreak of civil war in Spain, Chiang Kai-shek’s declaration of war on Japan, and Hitler’s reoccupation of the Rhineland – an event which many pinpoint as the impetus for the eventual outbreak of World War II. Rather than earthquakes, the changes expressed themselves in the affairs of humankind through the outbreak of war.


For the most part, Cayce’s perspective of future events is positive. A number of readings suggest that the changes will be gradual not cataclysmic, resulting in the dawning of a “New Age” of hope and community for all of humankind. The readings also saw the period between 1958-1998 as one of great global transformation – changes that would enable us to move from the vibrational consciousness of the Piscean Age into that of the Aquarian.


However, to be true to some individuals’ interpretations of the Cayce material, I must add there are a number of readings which suggest that the earth would receive major physical changes before 1998, with a shifting of the poles between 1998-2001. Undoubtedly, changes of this magnitude would have had catastrophic effects upon all of humankind, most likely destroying civilization as we know it. These external events would so alter the lives of any survivors that the only way remaining for them to turn would be to place all of their faith in God. Since several readings are fairly insistent that the changes will occur and they haven’t, should we expect the worst for some time in our history or should we assume that Cayce was wrong?



Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.



Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

The Reincarnation of James Huston

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The Reincarnation of James Huston

Kevin J. Todeschi

I could not begin to count the number of times over the years I have heard stories about young people with seeming psychological traumas (including innate fears and reoccurring nightmares) that to students of the Edgar Cayce materials would appear to be reincarnation based. Unfortunately, almost without exception, these young people are simply treated with medications and psychotherapy in an effort to stop “the problem.” Because an understanding of reincarnation and the way in which memory transfers from one incarnation to the next has yet to enter into our mainstream worldview there has not been an openness to look at these issues from the perspective of the soul rather than simply from the perspective of the mind. That is until now. The story of downed World War II pilot James Huston reincarnating in our contemporary time as James Leininger may do much to change the way in which parents and health care providers look at fear, reoccurring nightmares, and the journey of the soul.

Book: Soul Survivor Recounted in Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot  is the story of two-year-old James Leininger who began having repetitive and horrific nightmares about a man who was stuck in a plane that was on fire, crashing toward the water. He began drawing pictures of the scene – an event that shaped many of his waking thoughts. He told his parents that the man had been shot down. When they asked by whom, the child appeared stunned by their ignorance and replied, “The Japanese.” The child stated that he had been the man in the plane and provided extensive details about the man, his name, James Huston, the ship he was from and the individuals who had served with him. In time, his parents tracked down both family and surviving servicemen who had known James Huston, and little James Leininger provided specific information that could have only been known by Huston. The Japanese even invited young Leininger to return to the place where his planned had been downed more than 60 years ago. The impressiveness of the tale has caused the Leininger story to be picked up by media throughout the country, from ABC’s Primetime to Fox News.

For me, the story of James Leininger is a refreshing reminder that we are eternal spiritual beings having ongoing physical experiences in a process of personal growth and enlightenment. There is no doubt in my mind that stories like this will become more commonplace and more accepted, for we are on the verge of a global shift in perception and consciousness – a shift that will lead us to truly understand our connection to one another and our relationship with the Divine. After all, when the workings of reincarnation became the worldview then all the things that divide us – whether religion, or power, or ideology or differences of any kind – will simply fade away.


Meet Bruce Leininger at the A.R.E. Headquarters Conference  Courageous Souls: Reconnecting with Your Past Lives, Soul Groups, and Soul Purpose, February 19-21, 2010.

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and Edgar Cayce’s Insights

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Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and Edgar Cayce’s Insights

By John Van Auken

Get ready for another fast-paced, action-packed thriller with Tom Hanks as Harvard professor Robert Langdon searching to break the mysterious code of arcane symbols to discover the secret that will end the horror! Actually, in this latest thriller, professor Langdon is looking for a pyramid that contains the key to turning men into gods. Langdon is driven into this dark world to save his mentor, Peter Solomon, the kidnapped and mutilated CEO of the Smithsonian Institution (and an obvious pointer to Solomon’s Temple and the Masons). Anticipating huge demand, Doubleday printed 6.5 million copies of Dan Brown’s latest book, The Lost Symbol! (There are 81 million copies of The Da Vinci Code in print!)

In this newest mystery-thriller, Brown reveals what many have surmised, that Washington, D.C., was laid out according to a secret geometric code designed by the Freemasons, those most secretive, underground rulers of nations. Tradition holds that the men who built Solomon’s Temple founded Freemasonry and that many of the Founding Fathers of the United States were indeed Freemasons. Of the 56 persons who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1778, 15 of them were Masons. Of the 39 signers of the United States Constitution, 28 were high degree Masons. Fourteen presidents were openly Freemasons; nine more have been suspected of being Masons.

Key among Washington’s designers was Thomas Jefferson, who developed initial plans and modified the final plans for the capital district of the new nation—despite the hiring of Pierre L’Enfant as the primary architect. Jefferson, along with many of the Founding Fathers, incorporated the secret symbolism of Freemasonry into the new nation’s icons, notably the Great Seal of the nation—both sides of which appear on the one-dollar bill.

Great Seal USAEagle - Great Seal USA

Annuit Coeptis means “Announcing the birth of,” and Novus Ordo Seclorum means “New World Order,” thus it says, “Announcing the Birth of the New World Order.” The date in Roman numerals is 1776. The Latin E Pluribus Unum means “Out of Many, One.”

In one of Edgar Cayce’s famous past-life readings (1208-1), he identified Thomas Jefferson as the reincarnation of another nation builder who also built an enormous library: Alexander the Great, who built the renowned library of Alexandria, Egypt. Curiously, in 1814, when the first U.S. Library of Congress burned down, as had the great library in Alexandria, it was Thomas Jefferson’s library that replaced the lost Library of Congress.

Cayce also said, “Americanism, with the universal thought that is expressed and manifested in the brotherhood of man into group thought, as expressed by the Masonic Order, will be the eventual rule in the settlement of affairs in the world. Not that the world is to become a Masonic order, but the principles that are embraced in it will be the basis upon which the new order of peace is to be established.... When these things are considered, then, it is self-evident that individuals should be up and doing.” (1152-11)

What are some of the mottos and codes of the Masonic order? Dan Brown’s book focuses on the Scottish Rite Masonry, putting its seal on the front cover of his book.Seal of Lost Symbol In this we see the number 33, which is the highest degree awarded in the Scottish Rite; the double-headed eagle, which symbolizes East and West united; and the words Ordo ab chao, which means “Order from chaos.” Freemasonry espouses the values of brotherly love, relief (i.e., charity), and truth (i.e., good morals). The masonry part comes from the idea that, by applying in our lives the precepts of ancient master builders, we can all benefit—of course, those precepts are proprietary Masonic knowledge. Freemasonry believes in a Creative Principle, or force, from which everything emanates. The Freemasons use architectural symbolism to explain life.

One of their principal symbols is the square and architect’s compass, tools of the trade of masons.Masonic Symbol As measuring instruments, the tools represent judgment and discernment. The compass, which is used to draw circles, represents the realm of the spiritual and eternity. It is symbolic of the defining and limiting principle, and also of infinite boundaries—the Kabbalah’s orbs on the Tree of Life. The square measures the angle, the symbol of earth and the realm of the material. The square represents fairness, balance, firmness, and the like, which is reflected in phrases such as "on the square" and "squared away." Something that is squared is something that is stable, a foundation for building upon. The square represents matter, and the architect’s compass symbolizes the spirit or mind. The architect’s compass straddles the square, representing the interdependence of the two. In the space between them, there is optionally placed a blazing star or other symbol of Light, representing truth or knowledge. Alternatively, there is often a letter G, said to represent God and/or Sacred Geometry.

George Washington Symbol

In Dan Brown’s new book, the Washington Monument is at the center of the secret geometric grid, and its cap contains the lost secret! George Washington was a strong Mason, and inside the entrance to his monument, just about his image, is the Egyptian Winged Orb of God Consciousness, with two cobras, symbolizing the kundalini energy, or élan vital, and a five-pointed star, representing the five senses and appendages of the body.

Dan Brown’s premise that Washington, D.C. was secretly arranged according to a Masonic pattern will be a surprise to those living in Sandusky, Ohio, because, according to their town’s records, Hector Kilbourne, first “Worshipful Master” of the Sandusky Masonic Lodge, laid out the grid for the downtown of Sandusky, Ohio, in 1818, as the only city in the world originally laid out on Masonic symbols.

Cayce’s readings say, “Washington is and will be the center of the world. From those environs must go much that will rule or direct the thoughts of men of the world, everywhere.” (3003-1)

DC Layout

Here is the supposed layout of Washington. The triple Tau is the “Sacred Name” expressing the Trinity of the Divine and is secretly used in Masonic rites and design. The Grand Commander of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Albert Pike, wrote: “The triple Tau, in the center of a circle and a triangle (see illustration) typifies the Sacred Name; and represents the Sacred Triad of the Creating, Preserving, and Destroying Powers [Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the latter is the destroyer of illusions); as well as the three great lights of Masonry: Wisdom, Strength, and Harmony.”

Triple TauAccording to The Lost Symbol, the Masons also hid lost words of great power inside their secret grid. The evil one in this book is a bodybuilder, covered from head to toe in occult tattoos, who nicknames himself Mal’akh (Moloch), after one of the devils in Paradise Lost. He is determined to possess that magic word. Remember, Dan Brown writes entertaining fiction, no matter how much he makes it sound like fact!

Ancient Mysteries and MysteryQuest

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Ancient Mysteries and MysteryQuest


by Alison Ray


It was the Ancient Mysteries aspect of Edgar Cayce’s readings that actually brought me to the A.R.E. and eventually to Virginia Beach so that I could attend the annual Ancient Mysteries Conference and learn more about the latest developments in the search for Atlantis and Edgar Cayce’s lost Hall of Records.


Two of my favorite experts on the subject are Greg and Lora Little. Well known for their books Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis  and Secrets of the Ancient World, both authors are extensively involved in the ongoing search for the Hall of Records.


They are going to be guests in two episodes of a new show on the History Channel. Each episode of “MysteryQuest” features expeditions to remote locations with experts in science and technology to find new clues about a single mystery. The Littles will be featured on the “The Devil’s Triangle” episode that premiers Wednesday, September 23 at 9 p.m. (ET) about the unexplained mysteries in the Bermuda Triangle.


They will also be featured on a “MysteryQuest” episode entitled “Atlantis” which debuts on Wednesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. (ET). This show will include some close-up, high definition film of the rectangular structures found near Bimini in about 110-feet of water. The episode is expected to include some of Edgar Cayce's reading about the Hall of Records near the Bahamas.


There will be a show on National Geographic on December 9 at 1p.m. (ET) called "The Truth About the Bermuda Triangle" which will show some of the planes found by the Littles.


As a featured speaker at this year’s Ancient Mysteries Conference, Dr. Lora Little will share the latest archaeology researcher on the recent search for Atlantis in Bimini, Andros, and the Bahamas. The presentation features intriguing news and images of the newly discovered underwater formations. This year’s conference, Light from the Secret Chambers: New Discoveries in Egypt, Atlantis, and the Cosmos, is scheduled for October 8 to 11, at A.R.E.’s Virginia Beach headquarters.


Members of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. can watch an update with the latest news on the search in Bimini presented by John Van Auken last month in the member-only section.


Harmonic Convergence and Earthquakes Part 2

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Harmonic Convergence and
Earthquakes Part 2


Kevin J. Todeschi


New Age catastrophe advocates received a new date to consider when new psychic predictions announced that January 11, 1992 would herald in the dawning of personal enlightenment. Although this prophecy (dubbed “11:11” because of numerological factors) did not necessarily suggest there would be earth changes – resembling instead the vibrational activities of the Harmonic Convergence – many believed that some type of physical change would occur nonetheless.


Beginning in the winter/spring of 1993, my office was inundated with phone calls regarding the latest prediction that the California quake would inevitably occur on or before May 9, 1993. The prediction received only minor media attention but the number of metaphysically-oriented individuals familiar with the claim was astounding. In March, I had a verbal argument with one man who was very angry that A.R.E. wasn’t “broadcasting” the information about the quake, allowing individuals to “get out” and therefore save themselves. Finally, when it became clear that we were finding no point of agreement, I suggested that the person call me back on May 10. The call never came.


For decades, much hype surrounded the year 1998 as being very significant. In fact, for years many speakers affiliated with the Cayce work seemed to imply that something physical would definitely happen between 1958 and 1998 – a forty-year period which the Cayce readings saw as being extremely significant. I remember stating in my own lectures that I would be glad when December 31, 1998 finally passed so that people could get over their earthquake fascination – I was naïve in my estimation. The year 2000 only bought with it more potential prophecies and now the year 2012 is lining up to be even more anticipatory for the earth change enthusiasts.


What if we are all looking at this material wrong? What if we really need to understand that the changes have already occurred? What if we need to get on with our lives, and our real mission of transforming the earth?



Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.



Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi



Harmonic Convergence and Earthquakes Part 1

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Harmonic Convergence and
Earthquakes Part 1


Kevin J. Todeschi


By the time of the “Harmonic Convergence” in 1987 my understanding of the “changes” had undergone some major re-clarification. When calls came in from individuals who were convinced that the “Quake-to-End-All-Quakes” was coming, part of our conversation always included this suggestion from me: the subconscious mind would use whatever it took to bring about a personal transformation – even fear of earth changes. If the individual felt that he or she was being guided at a soul level to relocate, it wasn’t simply to escape from “disaster.” The person was also being prompted to make some personal changes.


During the brief media blitz of the Harmonic Convergence, a few New Age organizations predicted that the dates August 16 and 17, 1987, would culminate in major geological change. When A.R.E. was contacted a number of times by representatives of the local media for interviews on the subject, I repeatedly suggested that the shift was “vibrational and consciousness-oriented” and that people should not expect physical calamity to certify the happening. But with only one exception, the local newspapers were not interested in what we had to say, turning instead to others with more sensational interpretations.)


The next big expectation for The Quake focused on May 10, 1988. Based primarily upon a number of individuals’ interpretations of the prophecies of Nostradamus, the Big One was pinpointed (even down to the hour!) for May 10, 1988 at 12 noon. That date was also indicated by the interpretation of a number of Indian prophecies. A.R.E. announced the date and time as a possibility in two of its membership publications (A.R.E. Journal, July 1980, and Venture Inward magazine, May/June 1988). The date came and went without incident.


In October 1989, the San Francisco Bay area earthquake of 7.1 on the Richter scale caused many individuals to believe that the series of “cataclysmic quakes” were finally upon us. However, it was not the case. Nevertheless, the tragedy did result in many individuals remembering their concern that the Big One was just around the corner.


A minor media sensation occurred when the Browning Report(1989) predicted a major quake of magnitude 8 for New Madrid, Missouri, for December 1990. Although newspapers carried the information, videos were created and sold on the topic, and perhaps as many as a hundred people called A.R.E. for advice, nothing happened. The report was soon forgotten.


Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.


Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi


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