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New Year's Resolutions

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New Year's Resolutions
By Alison Ray

As we prepare in anticipation for the New Year, I am reminded of how this time is great for taking a personal inventory and making resolutions for improvements such as eating healthier, meditating more often, and getting along with difficult people.Fireworks New Year This has remained a tradition for the past seventy years or more based on the correspondence between Edgar Cayce and the people for whom he gave readings which are available in the background documentation and reports of the readings.

One woman shared her New Year's resolutions for 1940 with Mr. Cayce. Report 464-29 documents her letter and Mr. Cayce's response including his resolution for the New Year. 

Mrs. 464: I have made two resolutions for the New Year...no swearing or calling any one any bad names, and when I told Bee [her daughter] she gave me a scornful look and said "you know right well, the first time you catch sight of Mrs. Yitherington, you will forget all about resolutions and the air will be full of brimstone." ...Mrs. Yitherington is...somewhat of a liar and with a few screws loose here and there. She lives next door and gets on my nerves... The sight of her is like shaking a red rag at a bull.

So I began to take stock of myself. Seeing that it is the time of the year to make resolutions, hoping that by diligent practicing I could overcome my tendencies of the use of expressive language on short time order... My greatest fear will be forgetfulness and a throw back. I am sorry to say that I lack spiritual refinement...

To which Mr. Cayce replied: Your New Years' resolutions are very interesting to say the least–and tho you might under stress as Bee says skip over and let loose before you realized it. The try is the thing—am very sure for most of us if God doesn't count our trying-for-righteousness—we will all fall very far short—but am persuaded HE does just that. So am sure you will find a great deal of fun also in your experiment─ may we call it, but am sure a lot of help will come to you for the try.

...my one New Years' resolution is to eat whatever they set before me–without remarks as to what [I] would like to have had—guess the Madam [Mrs. Cayce] does get tired of complaints—so here is hoping no more from me. Don't know how long will hold out—can dream—and try at least can't I...

Just hope you have a lot of fun holding on to your resolution...

With all good wishes—and hoping all the good things you have wished for come to you with the New Year.

Sincerely, Edgar Cayce

All of us at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. wish you the very best in the New Year. May all the good things you have wished for come true.


A Deeper Appreciation of Christmas

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A Deeper Appreciation of Christmas
from the Edgar Cayce Readings

This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce on December 20, 1936, between 3:20 and 3:50 p.m. EST. Requested by those present: Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Stenographer; Hannah Miller, Florence and Edith Edmonds, Frances Morrow, Hugh Lynn Cayce, Helen Storey, and Helen Ellington.

Gertrude Cayce: You will have before you the members of the Norfolk Study Group #1 who have gathered here seeking a reading which will give them a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the birth of Jesus, the Christ, which will be celebrated this week as Christmas 1936.

Edgar Cayce: Yes, we have the group as gathered here and their desires and their seeking as a group, as individuals.

In giving to these…those conditions as surrounded that ye call the first Christmas… While to you it may be a first Christmas, if it were the first then there would be a last… For time never was when there was not a Christ and not a Christ mass.

But in giving that interpretation of what this Season means—that birth of Jesus as became the Christ—to this world…much has been recorded…by the writers of the Gospel, especially by Luke; but little perfect concept may be gathered except ye…seek to experience what such an advent meant or means to thy life as an individual.

Giotto Adoration of the Magi- Wikipedia

For knowledge…and the wisdom that is presented in that happening are two different things. What ye hear ye may believe, but ye will rarely act as if ye believed it unless ye have experienced and do experience that "God so loved the world as to give His Son" to enter into flesh, that flesh, that man, might know there is an advocate with the Father; and that—as ye in thy material experience see—Life coming from out of nowhere to enter into materiality, to become a living expression of those promptings of the heart…

That is the purpose for which it has entered—to give the more perfect concept of the relationships of man to the Creator.

Such we find as that happening in Bethlehem of Judea ages and years ago, when that channel had so dedicated itself to the service of her Maker as to become mother, wherein the whole world is shown that this must come to pass in the experience of those who would make themselves channels through which the Holy Spirit of God may manifest; that the world may know that He, God the Father, keepeth His promises with the children of men!

And the hour approaches…and His Star…appeared—and the angels' choir, and the voices of those that give the Great Message!

Who heard these, my children? Those that were seeking for the satisfying of their own desires or for the laudation of their own personality? Rather those close to nature, to the hours of meditation and prayer, and those that had given expression, "No room in the Inn!" For no inn, no room, could contain that as was being given in a manifested form…

Only then to those that sought could such a message come, or could there be heard the songs of the angels, or that music of the spheres that sang, "Peace on Earth—goodwill to men!"

Hugo Van der Goes - WikipediaFor this, then, is in every birth—the possibilities, the glories, the actuating of that influence of that entrance again of god-man into the earth that man might know the way.

Thus this comes at this time to bring to the hearts and minds of those of that Glad period the fact that not only 1900 years ago but today, He may be born into thine own consciousness, thine own understanding; He comes unto His own!

Art thou His? Have ye claimed Him? Have ye put on the Christ, even as was and is exemplified in that life, that birth, that death of Jesus, the Christ?

For He is thy Elder Brother, He is the babe in thy heart, in thy life; to be…nourished in the heart, in body, in mind. And indeed do His words become more and more then of meaning, "As ye do it unto the least of these, thy brethren, ye do it unto me!"

For as ye behold the face of thy friend, of thy neighbor, of thy foe, yea thine enemy, ye behold the image of thy Savior.

For ye are all His, bought not only with the birth of the God-Child into flesh but with the death —that ye might know that He…is the Way to the Father in this material plane.

For as He chose to enter, so ye have entered. As He chose to live, so may ye live. As He chose to give of Himself that there might be a greater understanding, a greater knowledge; yea, the showing forth of the wisdom of God that God is love, poured forth upon the children of men in this experience.

And as these changes come and as ye make known that as has been the raising of that consciousness of His Presence in thine experience, by thy dealings with, by thy conversation with, by thy life with thy fellow man, so may ye hasten the day when He, Christ, may come into thine own heart, unto His own peoples, to reign; yes, in the hearts and lives!

Then indeed should each of you at this Glad Season make the hearts of others Merry by thine own happiness in the birth, the life, the death of thy Jesus, thy Christ!

Know this had no beginning in the 1900 years ago, but again and again and again! And it may be today, He may be born into thy consciousness; not as a physical birth—but each moment that a physical birth is experienced in the earth is an opportunity for the Christ-entrance again!

Then what are ye doing about it in thy daily life, thy daily conversation? For not by might nor in power, but in the still small voice that speaks within, ye may know as He hath given so oft —"Peace—it is I! Be not afraid, it is I," thy Savior, thy Christ; yea, thyself meeting that babe in thine own inner self that may grow even as He to be a channel of blessings to others!

For as ye do it unto others ye do it unto Him.

May the Peace, the Joy of His Consciousness, His Presence, His Joy be thine this day; yea, all thy days in the earth! For He is nigh unto thee, He is in thy midst!

Praise ye the Lord that gave, then, His Son; that ye might know Him!

We are through.

Edgar Cayce Reading 262-103

The Snake Box

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The Snake Box
By Tina Erwin

Those [dreams] that make such an impression on the conscious forces as to become a portion of the mental activities...should be interpreted. (Edgar Cayce Reading 294-40)

As we see, all visions and dreams are given for the benefit of the individual, would they but interpret them correctly... (Edgar Cayce Reading 294-15)

All dreams have potentially several interpretations. However, there are some dreams that seem to offer the dream traveler with some pretty straightforward opportunities for insight. If we are patient, deliberate and open, we may be able to deduce quite readily the larger meaning of many dreams. Recently, a friend shared her dream with me.

I am in a room with an enormous, open box of snakes. Someone I know is helping me with these reptiles. Upon closer inspection these are huge Timber Rattlesnakes, each one almost six feet long with very big rattles at the ends of their tails.Snake1

My job, with the help of my friend, is to carefully take each snake out of the box. Then with my bare hands, gently put each snake into its own box and send it on its way. I have no idea where the snakes are being sent. I just know that I have to prepare them for their departure: I have to handle each one.

I am conscious that fear is not my friend; that using the power of peaceful reassurance and an aura of kindness and care will keep each snake calm while I handle it. As I pick one up rattlesnake after the other, I can feel the tremendous muscles in their tightly coiling bodies and the texture of their skin. The rattlers don’t know what is happening to them.

I become aware that not a single one of them is ‘rattling’ their tail. They seem curious but calm. Patiently, consistently, I stay the course of my task. Gently, kindly, I pick each one up, deliberately place it in the box, and hand it off to an unseen person for shipment.

Finally, I have finished the task, and then I feel that subtle tingle of fear go down my spine. Somehow one snake has been missed and is crawling up my body inside my clothes to be closer to me. The snake is not threatening, again, merely curious and possibly a bit cold. Again, I gently, deliberately pick up this snake and box it for transport to the correct location.

And then I wake up.

This dream not only answers the question of its meaning, it also offers us an opportunity to consider how our subconscious, super-conscious, and the Divine, communicate with us about what is to come and how we can respond to future events. If we look closely, we can also see how the dreamer’s karmic path becomes visible as well.

The dreamer in this scenario is a spiritual worker in her waking (and probably sleep) state. She works very hard. Sometimes it feels that some difficult things are overwhelming and yet, as a person of faith, she believes that she is divinely guided and she is disciplined enough to listen for that guidance. She is surprised by the crisp clarity of this dream and the critically important fact that even weeks later, she can remember this dream in exquisite detail. Perhaps that element was deliberate. She was supposed to remember that dream for the critical lesson it offered if she was savvy enough to embrace it.

What does that dream mean for her? Perhaps, each snake represents a difficult, potentially dangerous problem that is now facing her or will face her in the coming days and months. The message that comes through loud and clear in that dream is this: if she uses her power, and is courageous, patient, unemotional, and deliberate in handling each problem/snake, she will be fine. She is made to understand that she is not alone in her tasks. There are those seen and unseen people/beings who are dependably there to help her. Truly, she is not alone with even the most dangerous or scary problem/snake, yet the karma is unmistakable: each snake is her karmic responsibility to handle.

In the days and weeks that came after this dream, that is what happened. She handled each problem with the lessons she found in the snake box and she was just fine. She stayed the course, successfully navigating through even the most challenging situation.

She noticed how frequently as she faced a difficulty, she recalled the dream. She was reminded to consider that this difficulty like the previous one before it and probably the next one coming was going to be handled well if she just remembered the lessons of the seemingly terrifying box of Timber Rattlers. She also accepted that these issues were her karma/responsibility to work out and if done with the power of grace and courage, would have a positive and potentially elegant outcome.

God, our Guardian Angel, and our Higher Self work in truly mysterious and often metaphoric ways. Ultimately what might have appeared to be a paralyzing nightmare became a precious dream of great insight and comfort. And for that aspect, she was and will always be truly grateful.

...it is the individual’s job, each individual’s condition, each individual’s position, each individual’s relation, each individual’s manifestation, each individual’s receiving the message from the higher forces themselves, and for each individual to understand if they will study, to show themselves approved. (Edgar Cayce Reading 3744-5)

Do not consider so much what others should do for or to you, but what will you do for and towards others. And realize that all of these must be constructive in their nature. (Edgar Cayce Reading 1889-1)

Tina ErwinTINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.

My Victory over Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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My Victory Over Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
By Sudeshna D. Ghosh

My experience with psoriasis started when I was about 10 (I was born in December 1964) and lived in India. I mostly had lesions in my scalp at that time. We went to several dermatologists and were often prescribed special shampoos or even steroids. But nothing worked as a complete cure. I continued to have these lesions in my scalp that itched, and sometimes bled when I scratched.

In 1992 my husband and I came to the United States. My lesions continued to bother me. In 2004, I started noticing swelling in the middle finger of my right hand. Gradually several other fingers in both hands started to show some inflammation. It took some time to be diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I was given a prescription medicine, but it didn’t give me much relief. I was still looking for a cure when a friend referred me to Dr. John Pagano, a chiropractic physician. My friend had had severe psoriasis all over her hands and legs, but she was quickly recovering because of his dietary regimen and therapies. I saw his treatments working right before my eyes, so I decided to consult with him. All my consultations were over the phone, since he lives in New Jersey and I live in Virginia.

Right at my first consult (sometime around the end of 2005) he asked me to change my diet and stay away from nightshades—tomatoes, peppers, and white potatoes. He also asked me to avoid refined white flour and refined sugars, and gave me a list of foods that can make the body acidic and trigger inflammation. I worked on doing everything he suggested to make my body alkaline. He also gave me shampoos and oils that really helped my scalp. I started doing warm peanut oil packs on my fingers, and bathing in water mixed with peanut oil. I also read his book Healing Psoriasis and implemented the therapies suggested. PsoriasisExamples

Back in 2004 both hands and feet were inflamed, and by 2005 both my knees were affected as well. Then, after consulting with Dr. Pagano, I slowly started seeing results. Natural therapies take extreme discipline and dedication, and results come slowly but surely. It also takes persistence and consistency, which means sticking to the regimen with total faith, and doing the same things day-in day-out, every day, knowing it’s going to work. Positive mental attitude and confidence plays a big role in natural therapies.

One more factor that worked in my favor was taking a supplement with omega-3 fish oil in addition to a multivitamin. I used a pharmaceutical-grade brand, free of contaminants and sourced from wild fish caught below polar ice caps. I also took a probiotic that helped in cleaning my gut of bad bacteria, and populating it with good bacteria.

By the middle of 2006 the inflammation in my joints was reduced considerably, and by the end of 2006 it was completely gone. My scalp lesions which caused such pain for almost 30 years of my life were completely gone! By the middle of 2007, the knee pain was completely gone. Today, November 2010, at age 45, I remain completely cured and completely free of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Because of Dr. Pagano’s dietary regimen and the supplements, my life has been changed. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can immobilize and make life a bitter struggle. I am fortunate to have found something that worked for me. My prayer is that many more people afflicted with the disease find solutions that work for them.

Dr.PaganoSudeshna D. Ghosh is a patient of Dr. Pagano’s and an A.R.E. eMember.  John O. A. Pagano, DC, is a chiropractic physician who for 40 years has conducted research on the natural healing of psoriasis and eczema, conditions that afflict millions of people throughout the world. He is the award-winning author of Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative and Dr. John’s Healing Psoriasis Cookbook…Plus! soon to be available in its third printing. His latest book One Cause, Many Ailments: The Leaky Gut Syndrome. He has been a featured guest on many programs including on CNBC’s America’s Talking, NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries, WABC TALKRadio, and WOR’s Dr. Ronald Hoffman Show. His work has been featured in Alternative Medicine and Dermatology Times. Dr. Pagano has lectured on five continents and presented his work at the Parapsychology Society of the United Nations and before the Dalai Lama; 500 international physicians at the First International Conference on Holistic Medicine in Bangalore, India in 1989; and Russian Academy of Science in Moscow in October of 2009. He will be traveling to Paris from January 12-16 with the National Press Club and while there will present a lecture at the Librairie Le Cornaline and book-signing in conjunction with the launch of Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative in the French language. You can learn about Dr. John Pagano and his work online at Psoriasis-healing.com.

Communication with Edgar Cayce part 3

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Communication with Edgar Cayce
Fact or Fiction? Part 3
By Hugh Lynn Cayce

In my opinion, the question “What can you tell me about Gail?” was a valid one that should be of considerable concern to my father if, indeed, it is he who is attempting communication and provided, of course, that he is in touch with the family activities, as is the claim in most of these purported communications. Gail, as many people know since I have begun to relate this story, is Edgar Cayce's granddaughter who is making a recovery from physical difficulties by following the Edgar Cayce readings. She is, at present, working in the office of the Edgar Cayce Foundation in close association with Gladys Davis Turner, Edgar Cayce's secretary for many years. Gail was born after Edgar Cayce's death in January 1945.

Edgar Evans and Hugh Lynn  CayceIn the book, The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce's Power, my brother, Edgar Evans Cayce, and I have dealt with five types of readings given by Edgar Cayce which, in some instances, do not seem to be correct in the information given. In the chapter, “The Nature of Psychic Perception,” we discuss the possible sources of Edgar Cayce's psychic data. We describe one of these areas as a world of thought form. The world of thought form may be identified by many different terms—the stream of mind, the universal mind, the Akashic Records.

Edgar Cayce's readings describe it like this:

In giving the interpretations of the records as we find them, these are written upon the skein of time and space by the activity of the mental self. For the superconscious mind becomes the mind of the soul in those interims between material manifestations and the cosmic or universal manifestations - yet these are one. For it is as the activities of a day, of an hour - the reactions from same are dependent upon what has been builded in the consciousness of the soul. Thus these become, as here, a part of the whole entity's experience in the material sojourns. (Reading 3605-1)

And in another place:

Conditions, thoughts, activities of men in every clime are things; as thoughts are things. They make their impressions upon the skein of time and space. Thus, as they make for their activity, they become as records that may be read by those in accord or attuned to such a condition. (Reading 3976-16)

Apparently, we are not able yet to measure thought energy as accurately as we may be able to do in the near future. It would seem that thoughts, especially heated, highly emotionally charged thought patterns, actually shape a finer kind of matter which is moving so fast that our senses are not able to perceive it. Sense perception is possible by an individual who has altered his state of consciousness and can thus tune to these higher vibrations.

Each of us as individuals must come to grips with our own personal experiences involving survival. It is here that I, myself, have found the greatest source of consolation and understanding. Frequently such personal experiences do not constitute evidence for anyone else, and such experiences will not deter me from further investigation, searching out measurable evidence for survival. However, as any investigator knows, if telepathy and clairvoyance are allowed as possibilities, survival evidence is tenuous, at best. I have had dreams of both my mother and father since their death, dreams which have been so vivid and so helpful that they do constitute, for me, proof of their survival of bodily death. I have also had some conscious breakthroughs—small visions one might call them—which have sometimes involved more than one person. They have brought me and those with whom I am closely associated physical, mental and emotional help that has been most compelling. For the present, these experiences are too personal to relate in detail.

red rosesThere is one peculiar story I would like to share with you in closing. It involves my mother, Gertrude Cayce, who had many readings from Edgar Cayce during her lifetime. In one of these she was given a life-seal. It consisted of symbols which Edgar Cayce suggested be painted or embroidered and kept where she could see them. This combination of symbols, he said, would speak to her unconscious and would be of help to her. A friend painted the life-seal for her, combining the suggested symbols which included two red roses with crossed stems. The reading indicated that the roses would stand for my brother and me. When my mother died, this life-seal was on her dressing table.

Shortly after her death and while I was still overseas during World War II, Florence Edmonds, a close friend of my mother, had a dream in which my mother appeared to her and said, “When I communicate with Hugh Lynn, tell him that I will give him two red roses.”

Upon my return from overseas, Florence told me of the dream. She said she had not told the dream to anyone else. I asked her to keep it to herself. A few years afterward she died. As time went on I looked in the numerous purported communications from Gertrude Cayce, for the symbol of two red roses as identification. They were not given.

About three years ago I had a call from a man in a large eastern city who told me a strange story about his wife who had gotten into difficulties from playing with a ouija board. She had been directed to automatic writing, after which she began to hear voices. She talked to her doctor about this, and he put her in a mental institution for a time where she was treated to help rid her of the voices. Her husband told me she was back home again and that she was still hearing the voices but was no longer telling her doctor about them. Apparently she had got hold of my book Venture Inward, and had asked her husband to call me to ask if I would talk with her on the telephone, allowing her to describe what the voices were saying to her. She felt I might be able to help. That same day I accepted a long distance telephone call from the man and his wife. He was on one extension and she was on another. For some ten minutes I listened to her repeat the strange, confusing pattern of words she seemed to be hearing—idle gossip, dirty stories, dire predictions, teasing kinds of comments about the lady personally. It was a bewildering variety of nonsense, typical of the strange patterns of voices familiar to many disturbed people. Suddenly the woman stopped. Then she said, “Mr. Cayce, your mother says to give you two red roses.” She then
hung up.

There is a rather beautiful conclusion to this story, for at that point, the voices which had been disturbing the woman ceased.

HughLynnCayceHugh Lynn Cayce (1907-1982) was the eldest son of Edgar Cayce and a leading thinker, author, and spokesperson for psychological and paranormal subjects. Before his death, Hugh Lynn served his father’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.), as chairman of the board. He was also author of the book Venture Inward, an examination of safe and unsafe methods of exploring personal psychic experiences and The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce’s Power which explores the relatively small number (200) of readings that appeared to be inaccurate.

Communication with Edgar Cayce Part 2

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Communication with Edgar Cayce
Fact or Fiction? Part 2
By Hugh Lynn Cayce

A.R.E. Journal, 1974, Vol. IX, No. 1  

Many individuals questioned Edgar Cayce about life after death. On one occasion he answered a specific question about communication with those who had passed on.

Communicate with soulsQ: Is it possible for this body, Edgar Cayce, in this state, to communicate with anyone who has passed into the spirit world?
A: The spirit of all that have passed from the physical plane remain about the plane until their development carry them onward or are returned for their development here, when they are in the plane of communication or remain within this sphere, any may be communicated with. There are thousands about us here at present. (Reading 3744-2)

The following question brought further clarification on the subject:

Q: What is meant by souls within this sphere may be communicated with by the body, Edgar Cayce, in the psychic state?
A: Each and every soul entity, or earthly entity, passing through the earth's plane, radiates in that plane those conditions that are radiated from the soul or spiritual entity in the individual. This then becomes the fact, the real fact, in the material world.
When the body Edgar Cayce is in the psychic or subconscious condition, he is able then to reach all the subconscious minds, when directed to such subconscious minds by suggestion, whether in the material world or in the spiritual world, provided the spiritual entity has not passed entirely into [another level]. Then we only reach those radiations left in earth's plane that are taken again when entering in earth's plane, whether [the] entity is conscious of same or not. The consciousness of reaching that condition wherein the physical body may take up that truth known, must be reached by all. (Reading 900-22)

Many types of psychic information, purportedly from entities who have passed on, suggest that all emotions and even physical suffering are not wiped out at death. This extract from the Edgar Cayce data is one such example:

Q: Does death instantly end all feeling in the physical body? If not, how long can it feel?
A: Death—as commonly spoken of—is only passing through God's other door. That there is continued consciousness is evidenced…
As to how long —many an individual has remained in that called death for what ye call years without realizing it was dead! The feelings, the desires for what ye call appetites are changed, or not aware at all. The ability to communicate is that which usually disturbs or worries others.
Then, as to say how long—that depends upon the entity. (Reading 1472-2)

Other details about the forms of life following physical death appear in the answers to questions of a person who felt that he had had a projection into what he called “the astral plane.” This individual saw human-like forms there, some of which were motionless, wax-like figures, and others which were animated. Here are the questions and answers concerning the incident:

Q: In regard to my first projection of myself into the astral plane, about two weeks ago: Some of the people were animated and some seemed like waxen images of themselves. What made the difference?
A: Some—those that appear as images—are the expressions or shells or the body of an individual that has been left when its soul self has projected on, and has not been as yet dissolved…to the realm of that activity.
For what individuals are lives on and takes form in that termed by others as the astral body. The soul leaves same and it appears as seen. Other individuals, as experienced, are in their animated form through their own sphere of experience at the present.

Q: Why did I see my father and his two brothers as young men, although I knew them when they were white-haired?
A: They are growing, as it were, upon the eternal plane. For, as may be experienced in every entity, a death is a birth. And those that are growing then appear in their growing state. (Reading 516-4)

This background of general information from the Edgar Cayce readings on survival after physical death encourages us to turn directly to the purported communications from Edgar Cayce. From time to time through the years since his death, a great many people have written to me, or spoken to me, indicating that they believe they are in touch with Edgar Cayce who is conveying messages through them to me. On all such occasions I have expressed what is certainly genuine interest, and in each case have written to ask that they seek identification for me. That is, I have asked them to have Edgar Cayce give information which would assure me and other members of the family that it is indeed he who is communicating. Over a period of several years I have asked all of these persons the same question, “What can you tell me about Gail?” Here are some of the answers which have been received over a period of three years.

Response No. 1: “Gail is a woman who was a friend of mine at one time. She was so despondent over lack of money that she was contemplating suicide. I was able to prevent this by informing her that her father was trying to communicate with her, to say that the money was coming soon. I also gave her a reading on the last day of my life by letter.”

Response No. 2: “Gail was a playmate of yours, a ten-year-old girl that drowned. Gail was walking on a fallen tree, struck her head as she fell in the water. You were blamed, but you were the innocent bystander… She's a grey-haired woman now. Big-boned, I'd say.”

Response No. 3: “Gail's death was an accident, due to the fact that he liked to climb. He had climbed up a tree, lost his balance and fell, hitting a tree limb with his head. There was also a spinal injury.”

Response No. 4: “Gail is a vacation area or resort, with a stationary boat included, for sleeping.”

Part 3 will continue with more about Gail and the possible sources for this information.


HughLynnCayceHugh Lynn Cayce (1907-1982) was the eldest son of Edgar Cayce and a leading thinker, author, and spokesperson for psychological and paranormal subjects. Before his death, Hugh Lynn served his father’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.), as chairman of the board. He was also author of the book Venture Inward, an examination of safe and unsafe methods of exploring personal psychic experiences and The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce’s Power which explores the relatively small number (200) of readings that appeared to be inaccurate.

Communication with Edgar Cayce Fact or Fiction?

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Communication with Edgar Cayce
Fact or Fiction? Part 1
By Hugh Lynn Cayce

A.R.E. Journal, 1974, Vol. IX, No. 1  


In 1947, in Chicago, at one of my very first lectures, I was confronted with the dilemma as to what point of view to take regarding communication with Edgar Cayce. After the lecture several people came up to speak to me. One of the first was a man who told me that he was the minister of a local spiritualist church. He said that he was very sorry to have to give me the message he had for me but that Edgar Cayce had been at the lecture, standing at my right side. My father had communicated to him that he was very sorry that he ever gave many of his psychic readings. He wanted me to burn all of them to stop the work which had been launched to study his records. I got the man's name and address and thanked him. Moments later I was confronted with another message bearer, a lady who was also a minister of a spiritualist church - this one on the outskirts of Chicago―said that she was happy to give me a message from Edgar Cayce. He had been there for the evening lecture, standing just to my left, and he wanted me to “go forward with the work of the organization.” You pay your money and take your choice!

The whole field of psychical research is one which, at times, is extremely confusing. Evidence for survival is hard to clarify and harder to prove. In the light of modern telepathic and clairvoyant research, it seems almost impossible. We are frequently confused by what we see and hear. Too often we take words at their face value and are apt to misunderstand scientific data. There is a great deal of information on life after death in thousands of the psychic readings given by Edgar Cayce between 1901 and 1945. He was not a medium in the ordinary sense of the word. That is to say that insofar as we could determine, he did not have guides nor controls. There were times when he seemed to stop on the beam of light on which he traveled to talk with those who were on other planes of consciousness or in a state of so-called death. On such occasions we [in the room while he gave a reading] could hear only one side of the telephone-like conversation. WavesLight

In Virginia Beach, Virginia, On July 9, 1934, Edgar Cayce had completed a physical check reading for one of my mother's cousins―a man who had cancer and was to die shortly. Edgar Cayce had been given the suggestion to awaken. My father then, apparently, began to talk with my uncle, my mother's brother, who had died in his early twenties while he was in the southwest receiving treatment for tuberculosis. At the time he went to the southwest for this treatment, his grandfather was in the process of supervising construction of the home to which many members of the large family gathered, from time to time, for family reunions and special events. Also prior to his illness my uncle had been on the baseball team. According to the conversation, as it appears in the readings, in my uncle's mind the house construction had been finished on another level of consciousness and he was there with other members of the family who also had died. It seems he continued to play baseball. In his consciousness, however, he had apparently arrived at a state of mind where he could say:

...for we have reached together [that place] where we see the light and know the pathway to the Savior is along the narrow way that leads to His throne. We are on that plane where you have heard it spoken of that the body, the mind, are one with those things we have builded. (Reading 5730-13)

Later, when we asked questions about this communication, Edgar Cayce described this plane of consciousness as similar, in many ways, to the earth plane but of finer structure. Included in this reading is the following:

For the soul lives on; andLightRamp as conditions are only the release of the soul body from a house of clay the activities in the world of matter are only changed in their relationships to that which produces same and that [which] the physical body sees in material or three-dimensional form. (Reading 5756-14)

His reference to light was of special interest to us, because there were about seventeen times when Edgar Cayce retained memory from the altered state of consciousness from which he gave psychic information. On these occasions the memories related to his moving on a shaft of light. From the readings on these memories I have put together a composite statement as follows:

I see myself as a tiny dot outside of my physical body, which lies inert before me. I find myself oppressed by darkness, and there is a feeling of terrific loneliness. Suddenly, I am conscious of a beam of white light. As this tiny dot, I move upward in the light, knowing that I must follow it or be lost.

As I move along this path of light, I gradually become conscious of various levels upon which there is movement. Upon the first levels there are vague, horrible shapes, grotesque forms such as one sees in nightmares. Passing on, there begin to appear on either side misshapen forms of human beings with some part of the body magnified. Again there is change, and I become conscious of gray-hooded forms moving downward. Gradually, these become lighter in color. Then the direction changes and these forms move upward, and the color of the robes grows rapidly lighter. Next, there begin to appear on either side vague outlines of houses, walls, trees, etc., but everything is motionless. As I pass on, there is more light and movement in what appear to be normal cities and towns. With the growth of movement I become conscious of sounds. At first they are indistinct rumblings and then there is music, laughter, and the singing of birds. There is more and more light. The colors become very beautiful, and there is only a blending of sound and color. Quite suddenly, I come upon a hall of records. It is a hall without walls, without a ceiling, but I am conscious of seeing an old man who hands me a large book, a record of the individual for whom I seek information.

Many individuals questioned Edgar Cayce about life after death. Part 2 will look at psychic information from entities who have died.




Hugh Lynn Cayce (1907-1982) was the eldest son of Edgar Cayce and a leading thinker, author, and spokesperson for psychological and paranormal subjects. Before his death, Hugh Lynn served his father’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.), as chairman of the board. He was also author of the book Venture Inward, an examination of safe and unsafe methods of exploring personal psychic experiences and The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce’s Power which explores the relatively small number (200) of readings that appeared to be inaccurate.



An Astrological View of World Affairs

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An Astrological View of World Affairs
By Raye Mathis

Life interconncetedDuring this period of financial crises and natural disasters around the world, it is sometimes difficult to find the meaning in all that is happening. Richard Tarnas, in Cosmos and Psyche, suggests that we have forgotten the interconnectivity of all things in the universe – the Oneness of all that the Cayce readings so often mentioned. Tarnas suggests that we need a new worldview.

Before the dawn of the scientific era humans perceived the cosmos in a very different way.
“The primal human being perceives the surrounding natural world as permeated with meaning, meaning whose significance is at once human and cosmic. Spirits are seen in the forest, presences are felt in the wind and the ocean, the river, the mountains. Meaning is recognized in the flight of two eagles across the horizon, in the conjunction of two planets in the heavens, in the unfolding cycles of the Moon and Sun. The primal world is ensouled.”
Richard Tarnas, PhD, Cosmos and Psyche

As the scientific era took hold, humans began to view themselves apart from the universe, rather than a part of the universe. This view of the world, although it has brought many technological advances, has also cast a very dark shadow in our treatment of nature and mother earth.

The Cayce readings remind us of how connected we are with our solar system:
“…as the souls are a part of the Creative Forces – the sun, the moon and the planets are as much affected by that influence of a birth, as affecting…” (2326-1)

With the help of Cayce’s readings and depth psychology, we have rediscovered these inner psychic connections that we have with each other through what Cayce called the superconscious.

At the present time we are becoming conscious of how all the countries in the outer world are interconnected – through travel, through trade, through war, and certainly through the World Wide Web. Lately, we have especially become aware of the economic interconnectedness and the domino effect that can happen worldwide when some of the major players experience financial problems.

What does astrology offer us during this period of such rapid change? Astrology and the Cayce readings offer a perspective that is very different from the scientific worldview. It is one that supports our interconnectedness with each other, nature, and the universe. In this worldview when we cause harm to one part of the cosmos we affect all…

The Coming Years

The financial cycle in astrology is ruled by the cycle of two planets: Saturn and Pluto. When those planets conjunct each other (the last conjunction was 1982), it symbolizes the beginning of an upswing in the economic arena and possibly the beginning of a bull market. When they oppose each other (the last opposition was 2001) it reflects the beginning of a contraction in the financial markets. We are still in the contraction side of the cycle and will not see an upswing, according to astrology, until Saturn and Pluto form their next conjunction in January 2020 and possibly not until Pluto moves out of Capricorn in 2023.

From 2012 to 2015, a tight square (90°) connecting Uranus and Pluto will occur several times between 6° and 15° of Cardinal signs. This stressful aspect can indicate sudden (Uranus) changes and upheavals (Pluto) occurring and the necessity for being able to adapt quickly to these changes. Both of these planets are associated with fanatical actions so it will be a time when you can make sweeping changes in life but it is also important not to do so in a fanatical way. This is so important, as we are already seeing so much polarization of beliefs and attitudes in the world.

The Cayce readings had much to say about negotiating times of change such as we are now experiencing. There are excellent articles in this A.R.E. blog about economic healing and earth changes as described in the readings.

“It is also understood, comprehended by some, that a new order of conditions is to arise; that there must be many a purging in high places as well as low; that there must be the greater consideration of each individual, each soul being his brother’s keeper. There will then come about those circumstances in the political, the economic, and the whole relationships where there will be a leveling – or a greater comprehension of this need.” (3976-18)

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Raye Mathis blog 11-2011Venture Inward Fall 2010RAYE MATHIS is a member of the faculty at Atlantic University where, among the courses she mentors, is her Transformational Astrology course. She has a BA degree in mathematics, a Master's degree in clinical social work and has completed post-graduate work at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She has maintained an on-going astrological counseling practice for almost 40 years.Her column, The Astrologer's Corner, appears in the A.R.E.'s Venture Inward magazine available exclusively to Members by mail or online at EdgarCayce.org/members.

Raye will mentor the online eGroup Discover Your Vocational Talents Using Astrology as Your Guide from Jan. 19 to Feb. 15, 2011. Visit EdgarCayce.org/egroups for details.

Maintaining a Light Worker's Awareness

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Maintaining a "Light Worker's" Awareness
by Kevin J. Todeschi

One group of readings from the Cayce files that has always fascinated me are the "World Affairs" readings (the 3976 series), which deal with such topics as relationships between countries, the strengths and weaknesses of various nations, and the future possibilities for people around the world. Given between 1921 and 1944, most of these readings on world affairs deal with challenges that were on people's minds at the time: the Depression, growing global conflicts, and the possibilities of peace even for a world at war.

Lights- from Hubble shotThe other day I came across one of these readings shortly after speaking to a member who called to suggest that there were things we might do as an organization to inspire "Light Workers" around the world—things we might communicate to encourage people even in the face of current global challenges. The reading seemed very synchronistic and connected to what our member had been calling about. In 1942 in the midst of a world at war, Cayce was asked to do a reading on a "spiritual and practical concept for World Peace, giving suggestions for individuals and group operations to make it effective." (Reading 3976-27)

Cayce began the reading by suggesting that too often in the history of the world conflicts had arisen because groups and nations had attempted to use power to satisfy and gratify their personal ideas—ideas that took into account the needs of only a few. The reading posed a question, "Then, what right has any man to set state or nation above that principle of brotherly love?" An opposite approach recommended by the readings was to begin instead "spreading the fruits of brotherly love, kindness, patience…" In spite of appearing to have little impact upon the world as a whole, Cayce promised that this approach could eventually transform the world: "peace in the world must begin first within the heart and purpose and mind of the individual…[for] as individuals change themselves and their interactions with one another, eventually the world cannot help but follow."

Cayce told those in attendance that even when threats of war and terrorism seemed to undermine the possibilities of peace, there was still much they could do individually to help transform the globe: "This means, then, that you may so live the life as He emulated in the earth, that ye radiate life, joy, peace! that which casteth out fear—by living, by being, by doing unto others, for others, that ye would like others to do unto you." However, Cayce's advice was that in order to be effective, this consciousness had to be applied: "Ye cannot pray 'Peace—Peace' when there is no peace in thine own heart and soul!"

When asked about the challenge of "religious differences," Cayce responded that there had been "more wars, more bloodshed … over the racial and religious differences than over any other problem! These, too, must go the way of all others; and man must learn—if he will know the peace as promised by Him—that God loveth those who love Him, whether they be called of this or that sect or schism or ism or cult! The Lord is One!"

Not too long ago, I was at a conference when the topic of world peace came up. For a few, that conversation turned to something along the lines of "yes, that kind of a world would be wonderful but…”  and then some of the challenges were brought up as to why a world at peace is not possible right now. The readings would suggest that we need to keep in mind that total peace may not be feasible for the Whole at all times, but that it is possible in our own lives even now. In fact, as individuals begin coming together, building peace in their lives, they will inevitably have an impact upon the whole world.

Perhaps this is the kind of encouragement that light workers need in the face of world news that suggests the impossibility of impacting a world's many challenges: simply the knowledge that individual activity impacts the world, in spite of appearances to the contrary. Actually, the readings suggest that the world would slowly transform and fulfill the promises of an Aquarian Age in a way that most individuals would not even know what was occurring. It is not that one day we will wake up and see that peace and love toward all has arrived. Instead, it must be built "line upon line" by each individual in her or his daily life. This transformation in consciousness will be so subtle that Cayce told a 41-year-old housewife in 1939 that "only those who accept same will even become aware of what's going on about them!" 1602-3. Let each of us—as potential lights to one another—hope to be among that number. 

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records Kevin TodeschiKEVIN J. TODESCHI is Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. He is also the author of numerous articles and more than 20 books, including Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, Edgar Cayce on Soul Mates, and The Rest of the Noah Story.  

The Karmic Savings and Loan – Looking Through Edgar Cayce’s Other Door

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Looking Through Edgar Cayce’s Other Door
By Tina Erwin

Readings SofaEdgar Cayce has been described as America’s “Sleeping Prophet.” He acquired this astounding reputation because he had the ability to fall asleep to give a “reading” to a person who requested help. He discovered at an early age that he could completely absorb the contents of a book if he placed the book under his pillow as he went to sleep. Cayce was also known to provide information about his own health situation when he arose in the morning. Quite literally, he gave new meaning to the phrase “I’ll sleep on it.”

Edgar Cayce was a very humble and profoundly spiritual man, spending his lifetime studying the Bible. He was also a person who was, frankly, not well educated. His formal education never extended beyond junior high school. He also did not spend his days studying medicine, or modern (much less ancient) history. Yet, Cayce was able to provide over 14,000 “readings” that can only be described as astounding. His topics ranged from what happened in Atlantis to a detailed diagnosis of a sick person, anywhere in the world, through the process of remote viewing, to providing information on future world events.

Many have asked the question: where did this information come from if Cayce himself did not have the educational background to provide it? This gives us a chance to look through Edgar Cayce’s “other door,” and that door opens to the other dimensions of the spiritual world.

Was someone else speaking through Edgar Cayce when he seemed to be asleep? Actually if we look at the Cayce phenomenon with an open mind, it would appear that another intelligence, not currently of this Earth, but extremely well acquainted with this planet, was using Edgar Cayce as a conduit for information. We are reasonably confident it was not Cayce personally speaking. First of all, from a linguistic point of view, the syntax and speech patterns are not modern, and are often awkward to understand. This was not the speech pattern of Edgar Cayce. Second, Cayce had no memory when he awoke of what he had said. Finally, the source of the readings answered this question for Cayce and others who asked. In reading 440-12, a man asked who had helped obtain the information which he received, and the answer was, “These have been rather of the universal…Not from the lower sources.” In reading 254-97, it is clearly explained that “there is the differentiation between communications from individuals or entities and the universal consciousness.”

We have to come to the conclusion that Edgar Cayce was a man so pure of heart that he could be “used” as a conduit for this information by ”the universal consciousness.” While Cayce was giving readings, it is safe to say that he was never asleep. He was in what is known as deep trance. When a person is in trance, he or she allows another spiritual intelligence to enter and use their body for the purpose of acquiring and sharing information. This is why the host person has no memory of what is said, because the host was not consciously speaking. The host gets him- or herself out of the way and lets someone else quite literally take over their body. In reading 254-67 “the entity Edgar Cayce” was described as being able to “wholly subjugate the physical consciousness as to allow the use of physical organs that may be attuned to all realms that pertain to psychic or mental or spiritual influences in the realms about the entity.” Thus, in a reading for himself, Cayce was told, “Be satisfied with nothing short of a universal consciousness, guided or guarded by the Lord of the Way, or the Way itself….Why be satisfied with a lesser portion than a whole measure?” (294-140)

So when we wonder, was the speaker an Angel or a Divine Being? Was he or she a person who no longer took on a mortal body? Perhaps we can take a peek through Mr. Cayce’s spiritual door. Through his experience, we are offered proof that there are Divine Intelligences on the other side of the mortal veil. They are real. Their existence is eternal and they are available to each and every one of us as well. Reading 254-30 affirms this: “All force is as one force. Hence the universal forces. All knowledge is one knowledge. Hence may be attained from the universal force or knowledge.”

Perhaps in our own humble way, we too, can connect to the Divine through our own daily spiritual practice of heartfelt prayer sent out to heal the world. The more we pray, the more we, too, connect to the Divine. The more we connect to the Divine, the more real, the more tangible those Divine realms become to us, as well as the beings who actually inhabit those realms. Perhaps there were many reasons for the events of Edgar Cayce’s life to play out the way they did. Possibly one of those reasons was to elegantly and compassionately offer us a peek through that spiritual door and glimpse the everlasting hope of life, love, and personal spiritual service.

Edgar Cayce used his powerful psychic ability from a place of the utmost integrity. He is one of the finest examples any of us can study in just exactly how to use any spiritual ability and hold ourselves up to the highest karmic/spiritual standards. He did not promise what he could not deliver. Cayce was honest in what he could and could not do for someone, and he realized that he could not heal everyone. No one could do that, not even the Christ, because not even Christ could randomly remove the karma of another person.

Edgar Cayce was truly the finest steward of the psychic and spiritual ability that he had. He was a humble man with a deep and powerful love of Christ, the Divine, and the spirit world. Cayce also loved all people of all religions so much that he would often sacrifice himself to help a person in great need. In the crazy world we live in, perhaps now and then it is a good practice to study those more spiritually advanced souls who walked among us, and follow their example of outstanding spiritual stewardship.

Tina ErwinTINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.

How to Develop Your Psychic Ability- Part2

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How to Develop Your Psychic Ability Part 2
By Edgar Cayce

[Note: The following article is based on a lecture given by Edgar Cayce on 6/30/1932 at his home in Virginia Beach for the First Annual Congress of the A.R.E. It is included in the report document for reading 5752-2.]

Another definition of psychic forces would be found by comparing the finite and the infinite. These convey entirely different impressions to our minds.

Edgar Cayce How to Develop Psychic AbilityThe finite mind pertains wholly to our faculties or abilities—which may feed the soul, provided we give it whatever may build to sustain its life. But the infinite mind, about which the first question would be, "How can you know the infinite?" cannot be discerned through reason. It is the finite mind which tries to reason, to distinguish and to define by comparison—processes which are only a portion of the faculties called psychic forces. Thus infinite mind is outside the realm of ordinary reasoning. We can comprehend the infinite only by a faculty that is superior to reason. That faculty is the psychic force. One must enter a state in which the finite self no longer exists!

So often we pray as did the old lady who prayed for the hill to be moved; and every morning she looked out and said, "It is still there. I knew it would be."

We haven't gotten out of our finite reasoning self, so that the infinite can come in and aid. We must develop the faculty between the finite and the infinite, so that the infinite may become a portion of us. We seek to become one with the infinite by the reduction of our soul to its simplest self—its divine essence—and realize this union and identity.

Now, we might well go back and question how man developed this personality (finite) and how he lost his individuality, by losing the place he occupied with his Creator, in the beginning. This individuality is ever seeking to find expression through the faculties with which man has been endowed; for through these there may come expressions of the infinite, or God, into our lives.

We know that we have gradually lost our association, by our inability to close off our outer finite selves. In other words, we have thought so much about ourselves and the supplying of the needs of the physical, that we have gratified the fleshly desires until we have forgotten there is still an association of our soul with its Maker. That association is what we may choose to term psychic forces, or psychic abilities.

No one would deny that such faculties may be used by those who lose their physical consciousness; or that they may be discerned in a gathering which has been attuned to influences from within or without.

When we attempt to be very close to—or even on speaking terms with—our God, do we expect an answer? When we pray, do we always expect to get an answer? We must lose the finite self and be willing to be used, in whatsoever way or manner He sees fit. "Enoch walked with God, and he was not; for God took him." He was not found among his brethren, because his faith was counted to him for righteousness. If our faith or if our abilities for that psychic faculty we all possess have been so abused and we have allowed them to be ridiculed because we see visions or hear things; then we have built a barrier which prevents the faculties latent within each individual from developing us toward the Infinite.

All that tends to purify and elevate the mind will assist us in this attainment, and will facilitate the approach and reoccurrence of these happy conditions. There are, then, different roads by which this end may be reached. The love of beauty which exalts the poet; that devotion to the One; that ascent of present science which makes the ambition of the philosopher; that love and those prayers by which some devout and ardent soul tends in its moral purity towards perfection—these all are the great highways conducting to the heights above the actual and the particular, where we may stand in the immediate presence of the Infinite which shines out from the depths of the soul.

The adherence to and developing of the ability to see and appreciate the beautiful, the pure, and the lovely in everything and everybody we contact—everything within the scope of what affects our body, mind and heart—will develop in us the abilities to be in closer attunement with the Infinite. And this is developing our psychic abilities within.

The answer comes to each one of us, as to whether these abilities are worth developing or not. If we have the proper conception of what psychic means, then we know it is a faculty which exists—has existed, and is ours by birthright; because we are sons and daughters of God. We have the ability to make association with the Spirit; for "God is Spirit and seeks such to worship Him." John 4:23

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How to Develop Your Psychic Ability Part 1

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How to Develop Your Psychic Ability  Part 1

By Edgar Cayce

June 30, 1932


[Note: The following article is based on a lecture given by Edgar Cayce on 6/30/1932 at his home in Virginia Beach for the First Annual Congress of the A.R.E. It is included in the report document for reading 5752-2.] ECSmiling

Unfortunately, we have all come to think of "psychic" as something very unusual, especially since the dictionary gives as one definition of psychic as follows: "having abnormal powers, especially the power of automatic writing or of conversing in a trance."

If we understood the real meaning of psychic forces, however, we would have a different conception as to the significance of developing such powers within ourselves. Whether we wish to acknowledge it or not, all of us have psychic forces. Whether we want to develop them or not is a different question.

When people go about to develop any special ability or faculty, we know that they go into training with that object in view. One training for the prize ring has certain things that must not be done. In order to develop the ability to use some portion or function of the physical body, specific preparation must be made. One developing the voice trains that special ability or faculty. Certain rules must be followed in order to sing, to play the violin or piano.

What is that faculty which goes through the process of being trained? Is it simply a portion of the physical body?

As we begin to develop such faculties or abilities latent within every individual - such as discernment of color, or the differentiation in how to apply it to visualize or picturize for others something we have seen in nature - these faculties partake of more than just the ability to draw the hand across the palette, the canvas or a piece of paper. Something within is being expressed. What gives the expression? Our psychic forces!

Now let me give you just what "psychic" means and say how it should be properly used. Do not think that every person you hear spoken of as "psychic" has something very peculiar about him; for you are afflicted with the same condition! You are just as peculiar as he; possibly more so.

Webster gives this primary definition of psychic or psychical: "Of or pertaining to the human soul. Of or pertaining to the living principle in man. Sometimes pertaining to the human soul in its relationship to sense, or to appetite, and the outer visible world as distinct from the spiritual or the rational faculties." The second definition is "Of or pertaining to the mind, the mental contrasted within the physical body."

Perception of the physical mind must come through the senses. Development of a faculty within means development of the acuteness of a sense. We know that what we seek to understand or comprehend reaches us physically through the five senses. As we draw comparisons, we get the differentiation and the ability to evaluate tone or color. Just as a photographic print has to go through a certain process in being made, so in perception we develop the power or ability to discern with the faculty we possess.

People are sometimes afflicted with psychic blindness, consisting of an inability to recognize objects as they are seen. I once knew a man who saw everything upside down. He could not see any other way; everything was upside down to him. He was psychically blind!

There are also those who are psychically deaf, which consists of an inability to comprehend the significance of harmony or sounds heard. We have seen people who were able to hear over a telephone but could not hear while sitting in a room talking with anyone; or they could hear while riding on a train but not while walking down the street. That is because some portion of the psychic functioning in the body is deficient.

Then we know from these things that there is a definite faculty within our bodies which we may call psychic forces, or psychic powers. This faculty pertains to the soul and also to something physical. Hence the great difference in the French and in the Grecian definition of psychic. To the French it means "animal" or "carnal"; while the Grecian meaning is "of the soul life." These two meanings are just as foreign to each other as possible! No wonder we find so many different meanings of the word as used by others!


When we used a word, what do we mean to imply or convey to others? This depends upon the ability of those listening - and also upon our ability to describe, through psychic forces, or through the development obtained through psychic forces. Only like begets like; only like can understand like. It is very hard for an engineer to describe to a musician just what his work is like, or for the musician to describe his work to an engineer. This is because of individual training of physical faculties - but also the portion which gives a perfect understanding or comprehension of those physical faculties: that is, the psychic force. 

There is also such a thing as psychic medicine, that department of science which treats of mental disease. If the psychic forces are not developed, there's something wrong with the mental abilities, something wrong with the abilities to comprehend. Because the ability to feed our souls (and that is why we are here) depends upon our ability to supply ourselves from our surroundings with that which will enable us to develop the power of comprehension within.

If you are a musician, you can easily understand what is meant by psychic rhythm. It is the rhythmic form in which the mind tends to perceive monotonously repeated stimulation. That's why we pray and why we should also pray audibly, because the sound stimulates the ability to awaken our senses, in order to arouse the forces which will strengthen the psychic abilities within.


Family Communications— Being Present for Children

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Family Communications —
Being Present for Children
By Tina Erwin

The ways may be set before thee—the choices must be taken of thine own consciousness. Be aware of what ye would that the Lord would do with thee, what Thou would do with the opportunities, the privileges He hath bestowed upon thee as one of His children.
Edgar Cayce Reading 1470-2

There is an old saying that often elegantly describes how many families communicate. It goes something like this: I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

Confused? Join the club! Families are so busy these days with the mountain of things that just have to be done that they may forget to actually listen to the details of conversations, and then things begin to go awry.

Fammily CommunicationsWhat you frequently find is that people are not emotionally present. Their head is nodding but they are not hearing you. It happens to everyone. Something else is dominating his or her mind and when you think you have his or her attention, in truth, you don’t. Even when you ask the person if they heard you and you get a nod response, that does not mean that they heard you.

Parents get so concerned about their jobs, the family dynamics, keeping up with the neighbors, and managing the politics of life that they miss the little clues that their spouse or kids are giving them that would have tipped them off to a potential problem. Potential problems are not convenient, so it is just easier to nod, or ignore the problem, or just say no, regardless of what it is. The problem is that when you think you can ignore something, it comes back to haunt you later. Sometimes you have to deal with something ‘little’ when it starts and you may discover that taking those few extra minutes prevents/precludes something ‘big’ from ever happening. Let us look at this classic example:

A busy mom is getting her four-year old ready for pre-school. She is stressed. She has a big meeting that morning and she needs her son to hurry. But her son says he doesn’t want to go to school. He hates school. Every other morning he just loves school, but not today. Today he hates it.

Here are her options:

  1. She can yell at him, threaten to punish him and demand that he get ready right now and utterly ignore his adamant refusal to go to school. She can even call him a bad boy.
  2. She can ignore the child’s behavior without comment and shove him in the car, dump him off at school and try to cool down for her meeting.
  3. She* can stop what she is doing completely, sit him down in her lap and look him in the face and calmly and with concern ask him to tell her why he doesn’t want to go to school. This is where it gets really hard. A four-year old often has trouble expressing his feelings. He needs the mom to feel that something is terribly wrong at the school. Surely she knows that he has never behaved like this before. Surely she can see that there is something very wrong here. Her son tries to explain, but he lacks verbal skill and cannot tell her but the look in his deep blue eyes tells her he is afraid – of something. She watches as the tears fill up those precious eyes and spill down his cheeks. These are tears of relief as he feels that she is really listening.

In the first two options, mom’s actions tell the child that she is not hearing him or cannot focus on his needs. She has lost touch with that psychic sense that moms need to have to avert problems. Once she gets to work, she tosses the situation off as an irritation. But it doesn’t go away. Day after day, her son becomes increasingly more adamant that he does not want to go back to that school. Finally he ‘gets sick’ so he won’t have to go to school. Now he is a behavior and a health problem for her—or that is her perception. He is now costing her a lot of time way from work. At no time has she actually listened to what he is trying desperately to tell her in his clumsy four-year old way. The child begins to lose faith in her and their relationship just gets more difficult. This situation was a growth opportunity for both of them and the mom in this case missed it—completely.

In the third option, the mom gets herself out of the way so that she can listen to her son all the way. In that moment, she is completely present so that she can hear this child, on the physical and psychic level. When she does this, she realizes that by analyzing his past behavior, she can see that he is genuinely afraid. He is not making this up. What about her meeting? Hopefully, she has a backup plan and can call a sitter and leave her son home for the day. Organized moms need to have a backup plan with little kids. She goes to work and at lunchtime, she calls the school to let them know that her son won’t be there and to find out how things are. What she discovers chills her: three teachers quit, and now one teacher is responsible for 35 small children. This mom also calls the teachers who quit and discovers to her horror, that the school has changed policy and now leaves these little kids outside in the Charleston, South Carolina summer heat for three hours at a time with no water. They are also yelling at the children. She spends the rest of her lunch locating another pre-school. She has to take some time off to get him installed in a new school but now every morning, he is happy to go to school.

She spent perhaps an extra five minutes of listening to her son initially. Five minutes of time. She was a total of 30 minutes late that day. She was able to have her meeting and she felt good about it. What she discovered about the school validated her faith in her son and her own psychic sense that truly, something was very wrong. Her son was seldom if ever sick in his early years because he did not need sickness to get his mom’s attention. He was also seldom a behavior problem because he was able to communicate his needs and be heard. In fact he was never a behavior problem even through his teenage years. That critically important communication link was kept strong by direct and psychic communication between parent and child.

*I am the mom in option three. This is a true story about my son, James now age 30. I was a Lieutenant in the US Navy at the time and my husband was at sea. This situation taught me the value of believing in my children from the time they were little.

Tina ErwinTINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.

Know Thyself—The Ultimate Search

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Know Thyself—The Ultimate Search
by Kevin J. Todeschi

Know ThyselfI recently had the opportunity to speak with a group of more than 20 young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 about their involvement with the Edgar Cayce information and their hopes for the future—both personally and for the Cayce organizations. One of the things that kept being repeated by the group was the fact that programs exploring the Cayce work and group activities involving that information had been instrumental in enabling many of these young people to come to know themselves. This same concept is at the heart of the Cayce readings on soul growth and personal transformation.

Historically, the phrase "know thyself" was immortalized by the Greeks at Delphi's Temple of Apollo. Written as an inscription over the entrance to the temple, visitors from throughout the known world came to Delphi seeking the wisdom of the god Apollo. This search to know one's self is often mirrored in ancient stories, fables and fairy tales that seek insights to the very human question, "Who am I?"

The Cayce readings suggest that one of the best ways to answer this question is through an exploration of the subconscious mind—looking at dreams, practicing meditation, dedicating one's self to prayer, and using the God-given talent of intuition. Rather than being an exercise in egotism, Cayce's rationale was as follows: "When one understands self, and self's relation to its Maker, the duty to its neighbor, its own duty to self, it cannot, it will not be false to man, or to its Maker." (Reading 3744-5)

Coming to know one's self was of such importance, Cayce told a small group of individuals involved in the study of personal spirituality that it was actually the second lesson (after cooperation) every individual should undertake for their own soul development (Reading 262-2). One reading summed it up simply, as follows: "Know thyself if ye would know thy God, if ye would be of a service to thy brother." (Reading 1256-1)

Perhaps one of the greatest challenges in coming to know one's self is that too frequently we associate the self with our human weaknesses and frailties rather than our spiritual heritage. However, it is important to remember that we are not physical bodies with souls but are rather souls, children of the Creator, who are gaining experience in the material world. The soul is that which is made in the image of our Maker; that which is destined to be a companion with the Creator. As we apply spiritual principles in our lives and in our relationships with one another, we come to an understanding of our true selves as well as our relationship with one another and our true relationship with God. This is what enables the inner self to be expressed in the material world. This is what enables each and every one of us to come to know ourselves.

Perhaps the time is now to take a new look at who we really are, and what it is we should be about. The very same refrain was echoed by a group of young people who proclaimed their excitement and enthusiasm about being in the earth at this time and having an opportunity to make a difference.

As Cayce told one individual:

"First, analyze thyself. Know thyself, for he indeed that knows himself knows his God also. And be sure ye know what and Who is, and where is, thy God. These must be answered within self. For, as the tenets of old, all the principles of the divine that are manifested in the material man are found deep within self. And all that we may know of a universal consciousness is already within self." (Reading 3004-1)

Kevin TodeschiThe Rest of the Noah storyKEVIN J. TODESCHI is Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. He is also the author of numerous articles and more than 20 books, including Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, Edgar Cayce on Soul Mates, and The Rest of the Noah Story.  

Pennyroyal Area Museum Celebrates Edgar Cayce’s Early Years

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Pennyroyal Area Museum Celebrates Edgar Cayce’s Early Years

The Pennyroyal Area Museum, Hopkinsville, KentuckyThe Pennyroyal Area Museum is a general history museum located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The mission of the museum is to portray the history of southwestern Kentucky. Since all of us contribute to the story the history museum tells, it is pertinent at this point to introduce a native son, America’s greatest psychic – Edgar Cayce.

Edgar Cayce was born in Christian County, Kentucky on March 18, 1877. It was here during his formative years that he developed his remarkable psychic talents and embarked upon a lifetime of service to God and mankind. Every year in March the Pennyroyal Area Museum celebrates our native son’s birthday and we immerse ourselves in Cayce’s hometown history with the Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar. Guest speakers for this seminar are focused in one way or another on the balancing of the body, mind, and spirit based on the information from the readings of Edgar Cayce. In the past 18 years participants from all over the world have attended this seminar.

The emphasis of the Hometown Seminar is to feature its most famous local son and to acquaint participants with Cayce’s native home. D.D. Cayce III, the Hopkinsville-Christian County Historian and distant relative to Edgar Cayce, presents a pictorial history of Edgar’s early life in Hopkinsville and Christian County. Participants can also take a hometown tour to see where it all began. A guided bus tour will take you around the county to visit sites such as the Beverly, Kentucky community to see Beverly Academy, where Edgar attended elementary school; Liberty Christian Church, the site of the church that Edgar joined in 1888; the site of Edgar’s boyhood home where he slept on the spelling book; the grounds where Edgar Cayce had a vision that prompted his life’s work and the pond where Thomas Jefferson Cayce, his grandfather, drowned in 1881. Other sites include houses where Edgar once lived, where he gave his first formal reading in 1901, Wesley Ketchum’s office, and Edgar and Gertrude’s gravesites.

Wayne Goolsby, a local educator, adds to the richness of preserving the history of Edgar Cayce. He has written several plays about the life of Edgar Cayce including The Pennyroyal Years: A Reflection upon the Youth of Edgar Cayce; The Gift: a monologue (with a few interruptions) about the life of Edgar Cayce; and Edgar Cayce: the Gift of the Pennyroyal. These plays have been performed at the Pennyroyal Area Museum.

D.D. Cayce III, a cousin to Edgar Cayce and local Edgar Cayce historian, is also affiliated with the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Additionally, the local CVB (Convention & Visitors Bureau) has created a cell-phone tour of Edgar Cayce sites in Hopkinsville. This brochure can be obtained through the Pennyroyal Area Museum or: www.visithopkinsville.com. To be added to the Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar mailing list please contact: Pennyroyal.Museum@gmail.com or phone 270-887-4270.

The Good Steward

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The Good Steward
By Tina Erwin

Edgar Cayce was considered one of the most remarkable psychics of the 20th Century. His readings are so numerous (14,000+) that they are housed in the Edgar Cayce Foundation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This center has a metaphysical library that is so large that only the metaphysical library at the Vatican is larger. What makes this so remarkable is that the very foundation of this library is the massive collection of Edgar Cayce readings that cover topics ranging from healing the body to what happened in Atlantis.

Edgar Cayce - The Good StewardWhen you study the life of Edgar Cayce, what you find is a man who had an astounding ability to tap into the spirit world when asked a specific question, and then to share that information with the rest of us. These readings offered glimpses of the future of the world as well as how to diagnose someone at a distance. Mr. Cayce didn’t just heal someone–he gave them the tools to heal themselves. Those tools gave information on everything from essential oils, electronic devices, and therapeutic massage to meditation, which can be found in the A.R.E. Library in Virginia Beach, on the Web site, and on the Official Edgar Cayce Readings DVD.

Perhaps the most important element of all the Cayce work is the integrity with which he used his ability to work with the spiritual world. Edgar Cayce was a man with tremendous psychic ability. This ability was not a gift. A gift is something unexpected that you receive on a holiday or your birthday.

Psychic ability is a very specific skill that you earn–life after life after life. You don’t just wake up one morning and you are suddenly psychic. Perhaps if you are hit by lightning, then you may find you have a sudden ability, but that ability is never a gift, because it carries with it a huge level of karma both positive and negative, based on how you choose to use that skill. Psychic ability is a responsibility. The greater a person’s ability, the more significant the responsibility, and the heavier the karmic burden. Abuse that ability by hurting another person with it, and the karmic price tag for that abuse is very high. It is costly because you earn your ability life after life by what you sought to learn each life. Perhaps you wanted to learn how to do hands-on healing or become a medical intuitive. Maybe you wanted to be able to see into the future and prevent disaster. Possibly you actively sought to see the dead, or auras, or the “stacks” (layers) of time. All of that is fine. But once you acquired this ability, what did you do with it? How did you use it?

Karma attaches, because once you have an ability you are karmically expected to share what you have earned and learned with the utmost integrity. The more you use your ability, the higher the ante is raised. This means that you are earning more intense positive karma with each wonderful, generous, and (above all) wise action you perform. The reverse is also true. People who participate in fostering psychic addiction by taking advantage of other people, such as fortune tellers, cult gurus, or energy vampires, know what they are doing and they energetically steal on a conscious level.

Edgar Cayce used his powerful psychic ability from a place of the utmost integrity. He is one of the finest examples any of us can study in just exactly how to use any spiritual ability and hold ourselves up to the highest karmic/spiritual standards. He did not promise what he could not deliver. Cayce was honest in what he could and could not do for someone, and he realized that he could not heal everyone. No one could do that, not even the Christ, because not even Christ could randomly remove the karma of another person.

Edgar Cayce was truly the finest steward of the psychic and spiritual ability that he had. He was a humble man with a deep and powerful love of Christ, the Divine, and the spirit world. Cayce also loved all people of all religions so much that he would often sacrifice himself to help a person in great need. In the crazy world we live in, perhaps now and then it is a good practice to study those more spiritually advanced souls who walked among us, and follow their example of outstanding spiritual stewardship.

Tina ErwinTINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.

Edgar Cayce Energy

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Edgar Cayce Energy
by Peggy Sue Skipper

A.R.E. HoustonIn November 2009, I moved my office into the Edgar Cayce A.R.E. Center in Houston, TX. It was one of those serendipity situations because just at the point where I realized I had to move, a friend called and told me the A.R.E. had an office for lease. I hung up the phone and drove over right then and wrote a check before I left that day.

Only later did I find out there were seldom offices available at the A.R.E. and a number of people were interested but had not yet made the financial commitment. I had been in the center a few times over the years and always had a respect for Edgar Cayce’s work but I was not actively involved with A.R.E. I just knew the energy was much better than where I had been and that was my primary criteria for a new office.

I spend a lot of time in my office when I am in town, and what a difference it has made to be in an environment where I can just be myself. Over the past months, it has become more and more clear just how important my energetic environment is for my spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well being. As I have said many times since moving in, “People here just get me—for the first time in my life I do not feel like I have to watch what I say.”

Our world is still so divided on the subject of spirituality and all that it encompasses, and it can be dangerous territory. I had lived for so long turning what I believe off-and-on depending on my surroundings that it became second nature—at least I thought it had. I just thought I had that mastered. What I didn’t take into consideration is what that flip-flopping was doing to me.

Recently I did a presentation at another center in Houston and one of the promoters of the event e-mailed me several days later to say she felt my intuition had taken a giant leap, and she is correct. I attribute that directly to my new environment at the A.R.E. In addition to just being in great energy every day, I have, for the last several months, been participating in one of the Edgar Cayce study groups here at the center and I so look forward every week to putting in two hours with that group. The material we study, in A Search for God, confirms my own beliefs, and what a treat it is to openly discuss them in a safe environment.

Recently I discovered that the United Nations has declared September 21 each year as International Day of Peace, a concept I can get behind. I mentioned it to Carl and Ed who run the Houston A.R.E. and next thing I know the center is sponsoring a free meditation from 7-8pm that evening. Shortly after that decision was made, Jim Commander was in my office and I told him about it and he agreed to play live for the event! Jim’s CD Edgar Cayce Sounds of Meditation is one of my favorites but I have never heard him play live, so I am looking forward to it. If you are in the Houston area, or know someone who is , and would like to join us, please come on out! If you read this article after the fact, then mark your calendar for September 21, 2011! We will be here.

“These are the days when the paths must be made straight, that indeed there may be peace on earth, good will to men.” Edgar Cayce Reading 1468-1

Peggy Sue SkipperPeggy Sue Skipper is the co-founder of The New Era Times, an online newspaper which seeks to present innovative ideas and ideals as a beacon for those seeking understanding of the evolving consciousness (TheNewEraTimes.com). She is the author of two books: The Art of Conscious Evolution and Love Signs and is working on a new book scheduled for release in early 2011. She is also the producer and host of "The New Era Cafe" TV show.

For information on the International Day of Peace visit InternationalDayofPeace.org. For information about Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., Houston visit EdgarCayceHouston.org.


Uranus the Awakener

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Uranus the Awakener
by Gordon Yumibe

As we find, no one enters by chance, but there is a pattern, a purpose; and the experiences, problems, hardships, activities in every phase of the experience, are in order that each soul may be an expression of that it, the soul, has chosen as its ideal.
Edgar Cayce Reading 2280-1

The astrological influence that the planet Uranus has had on my life has long fascinated me. I have been able to take some time to reflect upon several different aspects to see where they have led me. There were patterns and impulses that helped move me forward throughout my adult life that I didn’t completely understand. About four or five years ago I enrolled in Atlantic University’s Spiritual Mentorship certificate program. Among the courses I took, some required, was AS 501: Transformational Astrology with Raye Mathis. Part of that course work involved the study of the outer planets: Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. They are where the impulses that shape our spiritual transformation originate. I was fortunate to have had this opportunity not only for the valuable insights that I was able glean but also for the support I got from personally beginning to understand my struggles, sorrows, and triumphs from a broader perspective. It is humbling and enlightening to know that your life is indeed part of a larger structure, though at times it seems only a longing to be part of something greater.

Uranus - photo NASAUranus has been part of humanity’s lore and mythology since ancient Greece. Howard Sasportas uses the story of Prometheus to illustrate what the Uranian influences may have on our lives in his book, The Gods of Change; Pain, Crisis and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Prometheus was one of the Titans who sided with Zeus in a struggle with the other Titans. After their victory, Prometheus was able to learn a great deal of wisdom from Zeus and Athena but later became unhappy that the gods had a monopoly on all the knowledge and goods. In an attempt to improve mortal life, he passed on his knowledge to the human race in an attempt to make the mortals more equal with the gods. This really angered Zeus, who attempted to deny the mortals the gift of fire.

Sasportas says that Prometheus represents the Uranian urge in all of us. It is this urge to change and advance our situation. It is the urge to make something better of ourselves. Zeus represents the part of us “which resists change, and which exacts a price for our growth and development.”

Richard Tarnas, in his book on this subject, Prometheus the Awakener; An Essay on the Archetypal Meaning of the Planet Uranus, says that “the planet Uranus is empirically associated with the principle of change, rebellion, freedom, liberation, reform and revolution…the act of cosmic rebellion against a universal structure to free humanity of bondage, the urge to transcend limitation…the element of excitement and risk.”

A soul may therefore agree to endure what appear to be hurtful relationships and tragic conditions during a physical lifetime on Earth. The most common reasons for doing so appear to be to learn a lesson, to teach others, or to make manifest the glory of God. In fact, the readings give numerous instances of “advanced” souls who entered the earth plane with a physical or mental disability so that others might learn from their associations with them.

In Margaret Gammon and W.H. Church’s book, Edgar Cayce’s Astrology for the Soul, there seems to be an agreement with what Cayce says about Uranus with other astrological sources. “Uranus is the planet of electricity. It is sometimes said to be malefic…it can cause the whole efforts of a lifetime to tumble down…The old has to be destroyed before something new can enter…it is never content to allow old institutions to continue without change.”

In my own life, Uranus has had a similar impact. I felt a need to transform the very institutions where I worked. I did not like the fact that those in authority held such great sway over the rest of us. The IChing said something about bringing the mountains down and the lowlands higher… or equal. Cayce probably would say that this was a lesson in learning to become cooperative with each other. My struggle came with a price. There was nothing really dramatic, no clashes or armed conflict, just a gradual awakening to another reality that was anchored in an inner connection back to our shared collective humanity.

The way of the Cross is not easy, yet it is the tuneful, the rhythmic, the beautiful, the lovely way. Edgar Cayce Reading 1089-6

…through the varying activities overcame the world through the experiences, bearing the cross in each and every experience, reaching the final cross with all power, all knowledge in having overcome the world, and of Himself accepted the Cross… Edgar Cayce Reading 262-36

The suffering I endured has yet to be rectified through personal growth and the very process that involves forgiveness and grace.

Harry Sasportas talks about another inner surprise when he brings out the Uranian aspect of the “inner furies.” If one fails to respond to his own inner urges he will be left with having to face up to his own furies. If one responds to these urges, he is left having to face the furies of the others. We all are left having to meet our own impulse to improve upon something, or we are left suffering our inner torment. Such seems to be the nature of this planet’s hopes for our survival and development.

The Book of Job tells us that Job was a righteous man and that none of the misfortune that befell him was due to his own making. If you accept the premise that the soul chooses the lessons it desires to work on while in the physical plane, you realize that Job chose the experiences he encountered, knowing the great soul growth that would occur if he met those experiences with the right spirit.

There is meaning and hope in this astrological aspect as we move toward 2012 and beyond. There will be birth pains, struggles, and heartaches. Many of the readings that I have read predict a change in how our institutions are organized. Many predict a further empowering of ourselves as we take back the power that these organizations have had in our lives. They also reflect back on the individual: we must continue to grow and advance to keep up with all the different levels of consciousness that are becoming more attuned the higher vibrations currently being showered down our lives. The image of the Aquarian Age is the water bearer pouring water from above to heal our inner aridness so that we can blossom again. The Uranian aspect can help reawaken our own inner resolve so that we may overcome our own fears and obstacles and drink from this Divine source of eternal life, love, and light. Blessings

Gordon YumibeGordon Yumibe is a lifelong seeker with an interest in Jungian, Gnostic, and Edgar Cayce material. While he is a professional gardener by trade, he also has a psychology degree. In 2009, he received a Spiritual Mentoring Certificate from Atlantic University. You can find Gordon on Facebook.


The Radiac Appliance

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The Radiac Appliance
By Debrah Harding, ND

Vibrational appliances are a unique contribution to alternative medicine from the Cayce readings. The first one I’ll discuss is the Radiac Appliance, also called the Radio-Active Device, Impedance Device or the Radiac. The specifications for the construction of this gadget were entirely channeled from the Source of Cayce's readings. Cayce himself, knew nothing about this device, nor did this device exist at the time. Here is an image of the device.

Radaic from BaarInside this rectangular structure are two carbon steel plates, separated by panes of glass and surrounded by carbon blocks and charcoal. Visit Baar Products, the exclusive supplier of Edgar Cayce remedies at Baar.com.

How does it work? In electrical terms it could be called a capacitor, (passive electrical component), surrounded by a resistor, (a two terminal electrical component). In other words, it would seem to be some kind of battery. Interestingly, unlike a battery, the radiac appliance offers no electrical charge or output of its own. It utilizes your own electrical currents and manipulates them in such a way as to give you back your own perfect recharge. It is truly medicine for your energy.

Does it sound far-fetched? Well Cayce recommended using the Radial Appliance over 455 times! He went so far as to say in this oft quoted saying,

“The radial appliance is very good: good for everybody! (631-2) Especially to rest tired businessmen and overtaxed ladies….and there are a few!”
(Reading 1800-16)

And this overtaxed lady can say it’s amazing. I received my radiac appliance in 2003. I have been faithfully using it ever since. Results from it have become pleasantly predictable. I use it whenever I feel just plain shot. This could be after traveling, a crappy day, or lack of enough sleep. I charge it up then strap it on and lie down with it for 30-45 minutes.

Within about 10 minutes it just knocks me out…a short while later it wakes me up! I get right up (something of a miracle in itself) and I'm in a pleasant mood (ditto)...and here it is…I feel fully mental and physically recharged. There’s nothing like it! I sell herbs and vitamins and can say there’s no feeling I get from any of it that I get from the Radiac Appliance.

“The appliance acts as an equalizer and would only act in that same force wherein normal rest to the body becomes recuperative powers for same”
(Reading 1800-4)

Cayce says that it puts us in touch with the Creative Forces, improves our dreams, and helps to quiet us from within. All of that has been my experience. He recommended using it during meditation or while reading uplifting spiritual material.

I have used this in my practice with about 25 patients. Nearly every single one has said “It does what you said it would do”. I have had patients purchase the device for spouses and parents.

It’s a unique, reliable tool that you can heal your energy with every day.

Debrah Harding, NDDebrah Harding, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and a graduate of National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Ore. Her private practice is in Marlton, N.J. For the past 10 years she has skillfully integrated Cayce based therapies into her naturopathic practice. To learn more visit www.DebHarding.com.

From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping-Stones:

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From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping-Stones:
Adversity as a Key to Spiritual Development
Kathy L. Callahan, Ph.D.

Stumbling Blocks- Stepping StonesMany schools of thought teach us that it is the difficult things in life that serve as an impetus to greater growth and wholeness. Jesus said that temptations (stumbling blocks) must come as a necessary experience in life. Buddha expressed this sentiment when he said that it is our enemy who teaches us the most valuable lessons. According to the psychological concept of individuation, it is only by overcoming adversity that we become whole and fully functioning individuals capable of realizing our true potential. Similarly, the Edgar Cayce readings teach us that it is the difficult things in life that present us with opportunities to further our spiritual development and bring us closer to God.

The readings tell us that a soul enters the earth plane to learn lessons necessary for its spiritual development. It is only after we have applied and mastered a lesson that we are allowed to continue on to the next step. God is patient and merciful. We are given opportunity after opportunity to become the creative beings we were meant to be.

The readings also tell us that very few experiences happen by chance. “Hence in the relationships, the meetings with others in WHATEVER form or manner, such are not coincidental but are rather as purposeful experiences.” (1722-1) Every person we meet, each condition we encounter, and all the situations we face, present us with an opportunity to learn lessons designed to help us on our spiritual journey.

A number of esoteric traditions teach that prior to entering the earth plane each soul is given the opportunity to choose what lessons it desires to learn. During this “life mapping” session, the soul is given the opportunity to see all the possibilities it may meet based upon the choices it makes. The soul rejects some and agrees to others, knowing that some may involve physical pain, emotional sorrow, or suffering. While in the spiritual realm, the soul sees the greater purpose each experience may bring, knowing that physical experiences are temporal and cannot truly harm it. The soul accepts those experiences in the knowledge that they will foster a unity-consciousness with God.

A soul may therefore agree to endure what appear to be hurtful relationships and tragic conditions during a physical lifetime on Earth. The most common reasons for doing so appear to be to learn a lesson, to teach others, or to make manifest the glory of God. In fact, the readings give numerous instances of “advanced” souls who entered the earth plane with a physical or mental disability so that others might learn from their associations with them.

When we enter the earth plane, however, the “veil” of this material world clouds our memory, and the reasons for which we came move to the subconscious level of our minds. We begin to see with our physical eyes rather than spiritual vision. While the conscious mind of a person may not be aware of the choices made by the soul, the individual subconsciously knows and understands the reasons for the condition.

Individuation and Spiritual Development

A parallel can be drawn between the psychological process of individuation (first developed by Carl Jung) and Cayce’s concept of spiritual development. In individuation, the strongest desire of any human being is to fulfill his/her full potential. In the readings, this equates to the soul seeking to correct its errors of perception and realize its true nature and relationship with God. In individuation, this urge comes from the unconscious mind and requires the forging of the conscious and unconscious. The readings attribute this urge to “memory of First Cause,” contained within the spirit (spark of God) of each human being. It is First Cause that prompts us to look beyond our five physical senses and integrate all three components of ourselves: body, mind, and soul.

In order for the process of individuation to succeed, a person must confront his/her shadow self. In order to awaken spiritually, a person must confront his/her true nature as a co-creator with God and acknowledge that as creative beings, our thoughts and actions create our experience. While at first look this may not seem to equate to the “dark side” of the shadow self, it truly does equate, because this requires us to accept the fact that we can create evil as well as good.

“Ideas may be merely thoughts. As they run the course through those activities and minds of individuals, they may become crimes or they become miracles, dependent upon that with which the individual entity gives the thought or the idea to an ideal...” (5250-1)

The goal of individuation is an indivisible, unified personality. The goal of spiritual development is a “fully integrated human.” The fully integrated human is able to move beyond the perception of the five physical senses and perceive phenomena that exist in the world of pure spirit or energy. This enables the person to see with a new type of “spiritual” vision, look beyond old paradigms built upon differences (separation), and act according to paradigms based upon unity or God-consciousness. Simply put, the fully integrated human becomes aware of his/her spiritual nature, and begins to act upon spiritual impulses rather than selfish desires.

The catalyst for individuation is something that is destructive or life threatening to the individual. The catalyst for spiritual awakening is often adversity of some kind. The readings call these experiences stumbling blocks and frequently admonish us to take the stumbling blocks we encounter in our lives and turn them into stepping-stones toward greater spiritual growth and development. The story of Job is an excellent illustration of this process.

The Book of Job tells us that Job was a righteous man and that none of the misfortune that befell him was due to his own making. If you accept the premise that the soul chooses the lessons it desires to work on while in the physical plane, you realize that Job chose the experiences he encountered, knowing the great soul growth that would occur if he met those experiences with the right spirit.

Scripture clearly indicates that Job met the many misfortunes of his later life in the same spirit he had met the good fortune of his early life—with patience, understanding, and faith. Job could easily have reacted with anger and even hatred toward God for all the evil that befell him. Some might even say that he was justified in doing so. If he had made that choice, however, he would have separated himself from God and fostered a separation-consciousness. Instead, Job chose to manifest spiritual attributes thereby reaffirming a unity-consciousness between himself and his Creator. Because of the misfortunes he experienced, Job knew both good and evil, and through free will, made the choice to manifest good. By returning good for evil, Job experienced a high level of spiritual growth.

When we experience those difficult things in life, we need to remember that it is our response to those difficulties that truly defines us. If we respond from a divine perspective, we make a choice to rise above surface appearances and search for the lesson each experience brings. We demonstrate our belief that there is a higher order and wisdom at work in the world, and reaffirm our unity with God.

Kathy L. Callahan, Ph.D.Image of God and Shadow of Demons Kathy L. Callahan, Ph.D. has been as student of the Edgar Cayce readings for over 40 years. She is a noted author and speaker for the ARE. This article is adapted from Kathy’s book In the Image of God and the Shadow of Demons, A Metaphysical Study of Good and Evil, available through the A.R.E. store at Amazon.com  

Are We All Shape Shifters?

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Are We All Shape Shifters?
By Tina Erwin

In at least 2,000 readings, Edgar Cayce spoke of reincarnation and the shifting of the soul from the heaven world into a physical body “to meet the needs of that to make the entity at oneness with the Creative Energy.” Reading 254-32 

There are all kinds of sophisticated online games, numerous movies about magic, sorcery, vampires, and wizards out there that directly discuss the mystical elements of shape shifting. In these scary and challenging games, a magician is turning some hapless human into something else. Some wizards turn themselves into wolves. The point of the concept of game shape shifting is that we become something else. We don’t become someone else; we become something else.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Jerzy StrzeleckiNative American lore is replete with shape shifting, especially the wolf legends. A person changes his or her shape into that of a wolf, to disguise himself to gain access to ancient knowledge, understand the animal kingdom, or to use spiritual stealth technology. One wonders if shape shifting is real beyond the games and legends.

Shape shifting is going on all the time, all around us and within us. All thought is energy. What we think, we create. We shift the energy of thought into shape. Sometimes we do not like what we have created and change that shape into something else. Consider that clay is the ultimate material to use to shift shape. The potter takes a humble lump of clay, adds the energy of water, and molds it into a pot, urn, human sculpture, or abstract form. At any moment he or she can shift that shape with the shifting of his or her own thoughts.

A peach shifts its shape? from a gorgeous flower to a green piece of fruit, to a ripe piece of fruit, to rotten fruit, to merely a seed. Then the seed shifts again into a new plant to create more flowers to perpetuate the shifting of shapes for the perpetuation of life itself in the world of peaches.

We are all shape shifters, shifting our shape from the moment of conception from a separate egg and separate sperm into an embryo. That embryo becomes a neonate, which then shifts into a fetus, which shifts over time into a living, breathing baby. At some point along the way, the soul enters the energetic mass of cells and becomes a personality. According to the Cayce readings, the soul enters with the breath. The newborn becomes a toddler, who becomes a child, teen, and finally an adult. Adults are constantly changing their bodies in so many ways until the body begins to shift its shape into the posture of eventual death.

Souls take many shapes. In some lives we are male, some female. Souls, like energy (which is neither created nor destroyed) are eternal: souls just change shape for the pure delight of the experience of all types of different lives. We are still the same soul, just shifting our shape to accommodate a new experience. For some lives we shift into what will become a deformed body, or a dwarf body. In some lives we take on giant shapes.

We even shape shift our experiences. In some lives we are wealthy, lose it all, and shift into the experience of poverty. Some lives, we shift out of poverty into varying levels of wealth. Some lives we keep our basic physical shape and some lives we gain huge amounts of weight and have the experience of either dying from it or losing it and regaining our physical and emotional sense of balance.

We shift our shapes emotionally as well. Some lives we are immature all of our life, permanently a child in an adult body. Some lives we are the parent to our parents, even as we are children. We shift our roles in life as well, constantly changing.

Perhaps the concept of shape shifting is a profound reminder that the only constant in life is change. Sometimes that change within us is a slow stagnation as we fiercely resist change of any sort. Sometimes it is magical in its utter transformation. Truly, some people go through a metamorphic process whereby they change from a mundane caterpillar-personality into a magnificent butterfly. There are even those souls who transform from a caterpillar into a night-dwelling moth, occupying the darker aspects of life.

We are all shape shifters and so is life around us. One could consider this as a unique way to observe and possibly accept change.

Tina ErwinTINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.

The Dream as a Path of Initiation By G. Scott Sparrow

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The Dream as a Path of Initiation
By G. Scott Sparrow

Twenty-two years ago, my friend Benny hit a palm tree driving back from Mexico late one night. Before driving while drinking received so much attention, it was customary for teenagers along the Rio Grande River in south Texas to stay up late dancing in the border lounges, and then to head for home in the wee hours of morning along a perilously winding road that followed the course of the river. Many of us who passed our teenage years on the border – where alcohol for minors was only a bridge crossing away – can recall times when we should have been dead. I still shudder at our foolishness. We were just luckier, not wiser, than Benny and his two friends who died that night.

Shortly afterward, Benny began showing up in my dreams. He appeared deranged, even demonic – intent, it seemed, on hitting or killing me. I would run from him, scared out of my mind and wondering why he would want to hurt me, his friend. In one dream, I realized it was a dream and I tried to wake up to escape him. But I couldn't escape the dream in time; and he assaulted me before I could rouse myself from sleep, terrified.

As a budding metaphysician, I realized that Benny could really have been there as an earthbound, or confused, discarnate soul, attacking me. That idea did nothing to reassure me. But as a student of Jungian psychology at the time, I also realized that Benny could represent an aspect of myself – my “shadow” – that was profoundly disenfranchised and enraged by my neglect of him. Along these lines, I eventually came to realize that Benny represented my own aggressiveness and need for power that I had suppressed under a facade of outward spirituality. Quite possibly, he was angry that I had become such a wimp.

I also knew that both could be true. He could be “himself” and a part of me. From this perspective, our relationship was continuing to offer both of us ways to evolve toward wholeness, even though he was physically dead. Whatever I did in the encounter that represented a breakthrough for me could release him, as well, from his own commensurate soul-level dilemmas.

Skin-divingBenny had always scared me a bit. On one occasion, his flirtation with power almost killed me. While I was skin-diving near the Mexican town of Puerto Vallarta, Benny lofted a volcanic rock in my direction “just to see if he could reach” me. The rock plunged into the water a mere foot from my head. If I hadn't drowned from the blow, it would have been a miracle, for I was 70 yards offshore in 20 feet of water. Benny made a lot of people nervous with such displays of uncontrolled aggression.

Before the series of dreams came to a powerful end, I had an opportunity to be “spiritual” in one dream with Benny. He appeared in front of me, holding a knife. He said, devilishly, “I want to show you my new knife.” Suddenly, I realized that I was dreaming! I knew what to do then. At least, I thought I did. I said, “You are only a dream. May the Light of the Christ surround you. Go away.” Nothing happened, and Benny crept closer. He was obviously amused by my ineffective tactic. Without wondering how I obtained a knife of my own, I began doing battle with him until I eventually disarmed him – an unlikely outcome, since Benny was much larger and faster than I was in real life. I did not complain.

Then came the culmination one night while I was on vacation in England. In the dream – the final one with Benny – he had me pinned down, pummeling me with his fists. I knew that he would eventually kill me if I didn't free myself. I managed somehow to free one arm. Instead of hitting him back, however, I reached up and gently stroked his shoulder. Looking back, I don't know why I thought this would do any good. But he stopped hitting me immediately and began to cry. His tears fell into my face, and he said, “I only want to be loved.”

Years before in “real life,” I had made the mistake of making an obscene gesture at him. I was about six at the time, and he was ten; so it wasn't a very good idea. Sure enough, he pinned me down; and he spit into both of my eyes to show me how foolish I had been to defy him. It was a singularly humiliating and disgusting moment. Now, however – through the avenue of powerful dream encounters – our relationship had become fulfilled. I had found the courage to fight him and then the heart to embrace him. He, in turn, found it possible to voice what his aggression had so effectively obscured – his need for love.

If one looks back on this series of dreams, one can see that the whole purpose of the dream series was to elicit new responses from me. The dream was not so much a message as it was an opportunity to respond in a new way. It was an initiation – a test that was fulfilled only by acting in a new way and by expressing a new spirit. Any interpretation of the early dreams with Benny would have been largely useless and misleading, unless they included an analysis of my inadequate response to him. That is why I often say that much of what we call dream analysis misses the whole point of the dream.

Read the entire article here. (pdf)

Edgar Cayce's Approach to Dream Interpretation.

G. S. Sparrow radio 052013G. Scott Sparrow, EdD, is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in therapeutic dream work and transpersonal counseling. He has written Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light (A.R.E. Press, 1976), I Am with You Always: True Stories of Encounters with Jesus, and Blessed Among Women: Encounters with Mary and Her Message. He is also on the faculty of Atlantic University (AtlanticUniv.edu) where he teaches online continuing education courses for counseling professionals.

Detoxing Your Body

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Detoxing Your Body
By C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD

Over the past 100 years our environment has exploded in toxicity--chemical pollution, nuclear pollution, chlorinated and fluoridated water, machine pollution, silver/mercury fillings, electromagnetic pollution, herbicides and pesticides, and more. Foods with sugar, MSG, trans-fats, preservatives, corn "sweeteners", artificial sweeteners, fats, colorings, flavorings fill the grocery stores. Our soap is no longer soap--it is a detergent.

Everyone can benefit from regular detoxification, especially those with toxic diseases such as:

  • Autoimmune diseases–MS, ALS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, etc.
  • Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel disease (IBS)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chronic infections and rashes
  • Various mood disorders
  • AllergiesCastor Oil in bowl
  • Hypertension

For detoxification: choose at least one, once a week for the healthiest; at least five days a week for those with disorders:

  • Sauna, steam, hot tub or soak

    Add magnesium chloride crystals to tubs or use magnesium lotion after the others.

  • Castor Oil Bath

    Fill the tub with pleasantly warm water (102-104 degrees F). Step in and rub castor oil over the entire body (4 to 8 oz.). Soak 20 to 30 minutes. Use an inexpensive shampoo and rub every part of the body liberally with the shampoo. Wash the entire inside of the tub well. Be certain there is no feeling of slipperiness before and after you empty the tub. Rub your hands on the bottom of the tub to be certain it is not slippery before you stand to dry off.

  • Castor Oil Suit – At Least as Effective as the Castor Oil Bath

    Rub castor oil liberally over the entire body up to the neck, including arms and legs. Put on an old pair of sweat pants and shirt or long Johns and socks and sleep in them overnight. You may reuse the suit three to four nights before washing it. It will never lose all the oil so you won't be able to use the suit for anything other than a castor oil suit. Store the suit in a plastic bag with a few drops of lavender oil.

  • Use a few drops of Rose Oil Fragrance after any of the above.


Dr. C. Norman Shealy MD PhDDr. C. Norman Shealy MD is a neurosurgeon, psychiatrist, founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association, and president of Holos Institute for Health. An international speaker and researcher, he holds ten patents for innovative discoveries and introduced the concepts of Dorsal Column Stimulation and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), both now used worldwide. He has published over 300 articles and is the author of twenty-five books, including his most recent from A.R.E. Press, Medical Intuition: Your Awakening to Wholeness. Featured in the documentary Medical Renaissance: The Secret Code, he is cofounder of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition and is perhaps the world’s foremost expert on medical intuition. Learn more at SelfHealthSystems.com.


© C. Norman Shealy

What Is Truth?

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What Is Truth?

By Edgar Cayce

First printed in December, 1929.


We often hear it said that Truth is evasive, Truth is naked, Truth will not be downed--but what is Truth? When we speak of A truth, or THE truth, or TRUTH, we possibly mean different things. You will remember, those of you who have read the little story--and I'm sure most of you have--there were three men who went to see an elephant, but all of them were blind. One of these stumbled against the side of the elephant, and he said, "I perceive, without a doubt, the elephant is very like a wall." Another one, as he stumbled about the animal, found his trunk, and said, "I perceive with a certainty, the elephant is very like a tree." The other man, as he stumbled about, got hold of the tail, and said, "I perceive the elephant is very much like a rope." Now were they in error? Did they have the truth? Or did they have only a portion of the truth? Or did they have any of the truth?Edgar Cayce 
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When we read, or get the idea of some particular thought, or some particular rule, gradually we build into our own selves the idea that we have gotten the whole thing. Now IS Truth such a thing that those who have been followers of Mohammed have all of the truth? Have they who have been the followers of Moses the law-giver, all the truth? Or has it rather been a growth in our individual lives, and what may be truth to one individual possibly may not, in the experience of the other individual, answer at all? Does that make the other any less true to the other individual? 


Will it be possible for us to find something of which we can say, "THIS is truth," and KNOW that it will answer in everything or every way that life may present itself to us? I believe that we can. You may differ with me. I don't think, however, that you will be able to REFUTE what will be my definition, or what I will be able to say IS Truth. But many of you will say, "Well, have you been given some peculiar power that you have knowledge of what Truth is, and can answer the question that has been sought throughout all the ages, so that we may know what TRUTH is?" Let's see if this will not answer the whole question in our lives.


First we must know that, if we are to accept any word, or any follower as a truth, or THE truth, or Truth, we must be sure of the AUTHORITY that we quote. We must recognize these facts in our lives: there is a physical body, there is a spiritual body. We know the physical body is dependent upon its physical attributes for its development. It is also the temple, or the dwelling place of the spiritual body. The spiritual body, we know, is of the Creator--whatever we may call the Creator. It comes from the same thing--even if we go back to the scientific reasoning and say it begins from the lowest form of life. WHEREVER we begin, we have to say there is something beyond that where it has developed, whether you believe in evolution, creative evolution, or what not, it all has to come back to the very same thing, AND if I can answer this I don't believe I'm wrong in saying that you can take it from any standpoint you want to take it, but this IS Truth:

THAT WHICH KEPT BEFORE YOUR MENTAL MIND, YOUR SPIRITUAL MIND, WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP YOU UPWARD! That which, held before you, will continue to develop you upward.

Now, what have we taken for granted? We have taken for granted that man has a mind, that man has a body--a physical body, a spiritual body. He has a SOUL, if you choose! We have taken for granted that his mental body is controlled by his mental being. His soul, or his spiritual body is controlled by his subconscious, or his spiritual mind. That which will continue to hold before the individual that which he worships as his God will continue, then, to develop the individual towards that which he worships.


Truth is not a thing, then, that we can see, that your eyes or body, or ears, or things of that kind--but it is the essence with which an individual builds faith, hope, and trust. That is Truth! That essence that we are enabled to hold before our mental vision, is truth. Will it build your body? It will! Will it heal the sick? It will!


A few days ago I was talking to some people--they were telling me about a book that had been written by some of the masters from the far East. I had never seen the book before, but when I opened it to read it I knew what was in it before I read it. I don't know how, nor why, but I knew the experiences that I was going to encounter. I don't know why except THIS: I have been continuing to think of how I might answer this question. With the first four or five pages I found that in this book, this ONE thing was continually held before the individual; that which you hold before yourself, to create that image you worship, that will develop you always upward, and will continue to enable you to know truth!


Truth, then, being a growing thing, truth being a thing that will develop you, is a something that is ENTIRELY IN ACTION! Not inactive, but IN ACTION! That's what God is! For in every MOVEMENT that has ever been, it has been a continual upward development, or upward toward that which IS Truth.


If you hold malice, you can become one of the meanest persons in the world. You know that if you continue to send out thought (that may become a miracle or a crime); you create just those very same cross-currents in your mind.


What is prayer but simply attuning yourself to that which you are seeking assistance through? That's all prayer is - attuning yourself to that very same thing. That becomes Truth when it becomes in action. When it goes into action, to YOU it becomes Truth. It's your own conception of what your God is. If it makes you better to the very thing you worship, or more in accord with the thing you worship, THAT you become, whether it's downward or upward, you go whichever way your standard is set.


Q. Yet if we are going backward, how can we know?

A. You can't make it anything else, because to you it's truth, because that's what you are following. That becomes truth to you. That which you continue to follow becomes truth whether it's negative or positive. As we learn it from that viewpoint, it becomes true; that is, whatever we hold that continues to build upward is Truth. Now, as to who is to say whether you are building up, or as to how near it brings you to that thing you worship AS your God, because God IS Truth, if you continue to hold that, you may develop to that, but to someone else whose God might be something else, that wouldn't be Truth.


Q. That applies right here in your hospital, etc.

A. If it answers one, it answers all. That's what it stands for; that which may develop in the individual that understanding of its relation to its Maker and to its fellow man. Or, as we come back to the very same thing I said in Sunday School this morning, I've been studying a long while, trying to understand what is meant by the second commandment, and I never did know what it meant - that is, satisfactorily to my own mind - until the other night. The first commandment, as we know, is, "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and thy mind, etc." The second is, "Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image." Why? Because if you make an image it becomes your God. But if you have for your God that which is within your own individual self, you yourself being a portion of the Creator, you will continue to build upward, to it!



Note: This article includes excerpts of a lecture given by Edgar Cayce at the Cayce Hospital in Virginia Beach and is included in the report document for reading 1800-15. It was first published by The Association of National Investigators in Volume 1 of The New To-Morrow in December, 1929.


Healing the Gulf Tragedy

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Healing the Gulf Tragedy
By Alison Ray

Gulf Coast-nasaDespite that helpless feeling in the wake of tragedy, we can all join together in prayer—focusing on healing for the waters and inhabitants in the Gulf area. By putting aside our own frustration and asking the divine universal forces for healing, we may all join together in bringing a change.

We know from the research of Dr. Masaru Emoto that water crystals show the positive and negative effect of human words and thoughts, that they seem to react to human energy (see Earth Changes.) Edgar Cayce, too, spoke of the influence of human emotions and thoughts on objects as large and distant as the sun.

By joining together, perhaps we can find light in this disaster. While we may not understand how it works, love and prayer remain powerful and universal. Mr. Cayce reminded us of this in Reading 1598- 2:

And as of old, the prayers of ten may save a city; the prayers of twenty-five may save a nation -- as the prayers and activities of ONE may! but in union there is strength.

The Science of God By Tina Erwin

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The Science of God
By Tina Erwin

There are those who can easily separate the spiritual world from the world of science. Many people believe that science has absolutely nothing to do with God, that God is somehow neatly separated from the world of logic and fact. However, one has only to study the world of nature to see the hand of God in every single element that is life itself.

God is the first scientist, mathematician, chemist, geologist, astrophysicists, psychologist, sociologist, musician, biologist, physician and metaphysician. God is all science, all math, and all elements of the humanities, because God is ultimately, all of everything.

The truest metaphysician—one who studies that which is beyond known physics—understands that to begin to know God, you have to know science. God and science are one. You can no more separate them than you can separate the night from the day. The irony is that the very fact that human beings do not “know it all” proves that there is a vast universe of knowledge that was/is divinely inspired. Inspiration literally comes from that spark of divine connection that allows us a peek at the larger picture. But can we prove to those diehard separatists that there is only the light of the Divine in the study of the “hard” sciences? Of course we can!

Ultimately, everything in all of life is a function of a mathematical formula. Every single thing that exists is part of a larger [math] pattern. As an example, look at any fern leaf as it is all curled up, or a pine cone spiral, a sunflower seed pattern, a chambered nautilus, a humble snail shell, a pyramid, and the Milky Way galaxy to name just a few. What they all have in common is the following mathematical formula: 1+ 1+ 2+ 3+ 5+ 8+ 13+ 21. This is called the Fibonacci sequence or number. This purely mathematical formula, this elegant element of essential science, exists throughout the Universe. How is this possible if not divinely inspired?

Nautlis SpiralAll existence is math, from the frequencies of light, color, sound, and smell to the densities of minerals, the math of plants, and the perspectives of literally moving through the air from one point to another. Look around you. Every single thing is math and can be described by some type of math formula. That discipline, that consistency, that perfection, is ultimately Divine.

What about human beings? What causes the human heart to beat for the first time? Where does the energy come from, allowing that to happen? How can the human body be one astounding math and science experiment? How can the human brain balance the requirements to understand complex math calculations as well as the emotional tenderness required to love another human being? How do we know how to do that? Is human and animal instinct just another word for math programming—with an emotional heart? What is the math of emotion?

What of architecture? Isn’t architecture the mathematical inspiration to energetically shape space? The more mathematically balanced the space, the better we each can feel, physically and emotionally.

How can it be that energy—no matter what its form—can neither be created nor destroyed? Why is it utterly impossible to give a scientific definition of energy itself? Even the United States Navy, in their training classes, explains that energy is not definable by itself. Energy is explainable only by how it relates to everything else. Perhaps energy is only as definable as God is definable, and we are all still working on that.

As we each seek to take greater steps on our spiritual path, perhaps it is a good idea to look for the science in our spiritual moments, the math in the mundane elements of our days and the inspired ideals of our own individuality. We are all God inspired, mathematically perfect science projects. Perhaps looking at life that way will offer a new spiritually scientific perspective on the way we view even life itself.

Q) “[…Matter then would be the offspring of energy and not the parent, as is often thought.]" Is this correctly stated?
A) Correctly stated, and just what happens in the human organism.
Edgar Cayce Reading 195-70

Tina ErwinTINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.

Do Animals Reincarnate?

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Do Animals Reincarnate?
By Ann Jaffin

Mona- dog-LionThe Cayce readings seem to tell us that animals may travel with us from one lifetime to another. Although there is not much information about this subject in the readings, what is there is fascinating. Most of what we find about the reincarnation of animals in the Cayce readings, we owe to Mrs. 268. When this lady asked about her past-life relationship with her niece, Cayce told her that they had been together in a Roman experience. The woman then asked about a possible past life with her little dog, Mona. Cayce calmly replied, “In the same experience.” Wanting to be certain that she understood, she asked, “In the Roman?” Cayce confirmed it and replied, “The Roman!” She followed up by asking, “Was she a dog then? Doubtlessly to the amazement of all, Cayce said that the dog had been “a lion!” (268-3)

A week later, Mrs. 268 got a reading for her husband and asked about his past relationship to Mona.

(Q) What relation is he to the little dog Mona?
(A) He fought with the body in the Roman experience.

(Q) What was Mona then?
(A) The lioness that fought with the entity, and with those that destroyed many that the entity was then seeking to aid. (280-1)

This information must have generated quite a bit of interest because other family members also asked about Mona in their readings. The woman’s niece asked:

(Q) Will Mona always be a dog?
(A) That depends upon the environ and the surroundings. No. (405-1)

Mrs. 268’s nephew also got a reading and asked about Mona.

(Q) Could a life reading be obtained through these sources for Aunt [268]’s little dog Mona?
(A) May be. As to WHAT it may be is different! It may not be understood, unless you learn dog language! (406-1)

As fascinating as all of this is, in some respects it raises more questions than it answers. Nevertheless, what it tells us adds a new dimension to our understanding not only of reincarnation but of life. The first surprise is that, according to Cayce, Mona reincarnated! She lived in Roman times and she came back in twentieth-century America. That is surprising enough. But secondly, the reading also says that Mona changed form. Although she remained an animal, she had presumably progressed from being a dangerous animal of prey to being a pet. How or why this change occurred we are not told. She remained female but reincarnated in a much smaller body. The husband’s reading provides some clarification that in Rome as a lioness, Mona had fought with him and others that he was trying to help. This certainly sounds like the persecution of Christians, possibly in the Coliseum.

In the niece’s reading, we continue to receive startling information about how animals reincarnate. This girl asked a wonderful question about whether Mona would always be a dog. After stating that this depends on the environment and the surroundings, Cayce said, “No,” that Mona would not always be a dog. Since there is no more information on Mona’s other lifetimes or whether or not animals experience interplanetary sojourns between Earth lives like we do, we can only speculate about these possibilities. How this transformation occurred from wild beast to household pet is not explained but I think that this is in keeping with Cayce’s philosophy of growth and progress for all.

The nephew also asked a clever question in his reading and Cayce gave another illuminating response. When the boy asked about the possibility of getting a life reading for Mona, Cayce said that although it could be done, no one would understand it unless they learned dog language clearly implying that dog language exists. Needless to say, no one pursued this idea any further.

Ann Jaffin - blog photoPast Lives and Present KarmaAnn Jaffin, MS, a former teacher, is an A.R.E. Life Member, and a forty-year student of Edgar Cayce’s work. In a stunning karmic “coincidence,” Ann and her husband discovered that 20 Cayce readings were given for their extended family. Her book, "Past Lives and Present Karma," published by A.R.E. Press, is a comprehensive study of reincarnation. Retired from the Federal Government, Ann has a Masters Degree in Family and Community Development from the University of Maryland.

John Van Auken on Coast to Coast AM

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Mark your calendars: Our own John Van Auken will be the featured guest on Coast to Coast AM on Thursday, May 20 from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. EST (that’s really the early morning hours of Friday May 21). John Van 

He will be speaking with George Noory about “Edgar Cayce's Prophecies” including Cayce's prophecies for the years 2012 and beyond, beings from other planets, the Giza pyramids, other ancient mysteries, the fifth-root race, and his new book and DVD Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah.

John is an internationally renowned speaker, longtime staff member, and a current director at A.R.E. A popular leader of A.R.E.’s life-changing tours to Egypt and other sacred sites, he is also the author of several best-selling books, including Edgar Cayce on the Revelation, Toward a Deeper Meditation, and his newest Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah. In addition he is a regular contributor to the Ancient Mysteries column in Venture Inward magazine. His extensive knowledge of the Cayce readings, the Bible, world religions, Gnosticism, and ancient Egyptian mysticism is combined with years of experience as a teacher and meditation retreat leader, to bring you a deeper understanding of this ancient mystical tradition that enhances the understanding and skill of today’s spiritual seeker.Kabbalah Gift set

You can listen to the show online on CoasttoCoastam.com.

Be sure to let your friends know! It will be amazing.


A Quick Return–The Reincarnation

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A Quick Return–The Reincarnation of a Child
By Ann Jaffin

In 1943, Edgar Cayce received a letter from a woman asking for a physical reading for her four-year-old daughter. The mother described the child as being high strung and nervous. She wrote that, sometimes after taking her afternoon nap, the child “awakes in a lost, distraught frame of mind, [w]rings her hands and cries ceaselessly. It seems to be a sort of seizure or fit. I am very quiet with her and in about a half hour she becomes normal again, and she doesn't seem to have any recollection of what troubled her.”

Cayce nailed the cause of the child’s distress right away. It was a quick return. She had reincarnated too quickly and was carrying over memories and fears from a former life during World War II, less than nine months before her present birth.

Children during World War 2"For, here we have a quick return - from fear, to fear through fear. [The child should] be kept away from fear, away from loud noises, darkness, the scream of sirens, the shouts of individuals...

For, the entity was only just coming to that awareness of [the] beauty of associations, of friendships, of the beautiful outdoors, nature, flowers, birds, and of God's manifestations...and then the tramping of feet, the shouts of arms, brought destructive forces.

The entity then was only a year to two years older than in the present experience [and] finds the world such a turmoil...in its dreams, its visions...Then...in the name Theresa Schwalendal, was on the coasts of Lorraine [France]. The entity only passed out and then in less than nine months again entered a material world."

The reading closed by telling the parents how to heal the child’s trauma and promised a blessing to many people.

"Be patient. Do not scold. Do not speak harshly. Do not fret nor condemn...But do tell [her] daily of the love that Jesus had for little children, of peace and harmony; never those stories such of the witch, never those as of fearfulness of any great punishment; but love, patience. This do, and we will find a great, a wonderful soul, that has come again to bless many." (3162-1)

Because life in the earth is so very challenging, the Cayce readings state that the longer the time period that we spend out of the earth in the nonphysical dimensions between lifetimes, the greater our progress tends to be. Souls who rush back to reincarnate quickly are often making it more difficult on themselves.

"For oft, the longer the periods between the earthly sojourns the greater has been - or may be - the development of the soul entity to that which EACH soul IS to attain through its appearances among men." (1486-1)

Even Edgar Cayce wondered about his next lifetime. When he asked about his next incarnation, he was told:

"As to when - it may be perhaps a hundred, two hundred, three hundred, a thousand years - as you may count time in the present. This may not be given. For how gave He? The day no man knoweth, ONLY the Father in heaven knoweth it..." (294-189)

Ann Jaffin - blog photoPast Lives and Present KarmaAnn Jaffin, MS, a former teacher, is an A.R.E. Life Member, and a forty-year student of Edgar Cayce’s work. In a stunning karmic “coincidence,” Ann and her husband discovered that 20 Cayce readings were given for their extended family. Her book, "Past Lives and Present Karma," published by A.R.E. Press, is a comprehensive study of reincarnation.  She and her husband, Stan are this year's featured speakers at Wildacres Retreat held in North Carolina. Retired from the Federal Government, Ann has a Masters Degree in Family and Community Development from the University of Maryland.

The Karmic Savings and Loan Chapter: Why Prayer Is Important Now

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The Karmic Savings and Loan Chapter: Why Prayer Is Important Now
by Tina D. Erwin

Many of people have commented that it seems that sending a few prayers is just a drop in the bucket of need for the victims of a tsunami, hurricane or an earthquake. Those of us who study Edgar Cayce noted how frequently he spoke about the value of prayer.

prayer is importantPerhaps understanding how prayer works would help all of us to see the importance of our prayers. When a disaster of great magnitude occurs, there is a wave of grief, horror, fear, anger, bewilderment, and shaken faith that sweeps the whole planet. In the ether, this wave looks like black soot. It adds to the soot that is already there, but it is such a huge volume of new sooty blackness that we can feel the difference. We feel bad, achy, irritable, sad, and prone to tears and have queasy stomachs.

Prayer is the one spiritual tool that works in the ether. Prayer cleans up this sooty blackness, transmuting it into pure light. Prayer that comes from our hearts and is sent to all of those who are grieving, injured, afraid, confused and alone helps to clear them so that they can think more clearly. Prayer cleans the blackness of hurt and replaces it with seeds of hope and energy. Prayer is the energy that people need to get up another day and face a shattered life. That is what we can give to a person we don't know and to a place we haven't been. Prayer opens the way to cleaning up the physical mess the on-scene people feel and see.

Prayer helps us to heal ourselves. As we grieve for others, we are often grieving for things that we have lost as well. When we pray, we open ourselves up to pure light and goodness. We may not realize it, but we fill ourselves up with this light so that we can send it to other people. This serves two purposes: we are healed and we are helping other people to heal.

Karma is always efficient and any natural disaster is a karmic opportunity to rise above our own problems. It allows us to focus on giving to others what we would want the most for ourselves: the energy and the courage to go on another day, to bury our dead friends and family members and to rebuild our shattered lives.

Prayer that is part of our daily practice helps us to heal every single cell in our body because we are filling all of those cells with light so that it can be sent out to others. If we can remember to brush our teeth every day, we can remember to take our physical vitamins and our spiritual vitamin—prayer.

What kinds of prayers are best? Christ was once asked about what was the best prayer and His answer was eloquent in its simplicity: the prayer that springs naturally from your heart, the one that you feel deep within you, the one that is the easiest for you to use to communicate with God.

When you build a spiritual practice of prayer, you know that every day you are of service to others and you can feel whole in your heart because you are continuously connecting to God.

The people who will be receiving your prayers will not know you personally, but they will be grateful to you spiritually. Love and gratitude begin to clean the darkness so that life can continue.

So, each disaster is also an opportunity if we choose to view it as such, to don our spiritual aprons and become spiritual cleaning folk, cleaning the darkness and affording aid and comfort. Think how powerful our service of prayer can be in any situation!

A.R.E. note: You can join our worldwide prayer group at WorldPrayerGroup.org.

Tina ErwinTINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.

An Edgar Cayce Reading for Easter

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An Edgar Cayce Reading for Easter

The following reading (5749-13) was given March 12, 1941 at the Cayce’s home on Arctic Crescent in Virginia Beach at the request of the Glad Helpers Prayer Group.

As the conductor, Gertrude Cayce opened the reading, “You will have before you the desire of those present here to secure at this time an Easter message which may be an inspiration and a help to those to whom it is presented. You will consider the intention of those present to pass this discourse on to others, and give that which will be most helpful now.”

Edgar Cayce’s answer is just as appropriate now as it was during that trying time in 1941.

“In man's experience in the earth there comes those periods of doubt and fear, and of the loss of hope. Then to all such there should be the reminding of that Easter Morn; and as to what it has meant and does mean in the hearts and minds of those who have and do put their trust in Jesus, the Christ.

“There should be the reminding that - though He bowed under the burden of the Cross, though His blood was shed, though He entered into the tomb - through that power, that ability, that love as manifested in Himself among His fellow men He broke the bonds of death; proclaiming in that act that THERE IS NO DEATH when the individual, the soul, has and does put its trust in Him.

“ Thus in this hour of despair throughout the world, when those activities are such as to indicate hate, injustice, tyranny, desire to enslave or to impel others to submit to the dictates of this or that power, - let all take heart and know that this, too, as the hour upon Calvary, must pass away; and that as upon the wings of the morning there comes that new hope, that new desire, to the hearts and minds of all who seek to know His face.

“This must begin within thine own heart.”

He reminds them to meditate often and asks all to examine their hearts and minds and to replace fear, hate, jealousy and doubt with the desire to help, hope, and give to those in need. By doing this, with body, mind and spirit they be the Easter message, and create hope in the hearts, minds and lives of others.

Excerpts from Edgar Cayce Reading 254-91 All readings are available in the member-only section.
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Noah, the Flood and the Edgar Cayce material

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Noah, the Flood and the Edgar Cayce Material
by Kevin J. Todeschi

Perhaps more than any other Old Testament tale, it is the story of Noah and the Flood with which individuals of all ages and religious backgrounds are most familiar. In Christian, Jewish, and Islamic literature, the story of the Deluge plays an important role. However, tales of a global flood are not limited to the Bible or the Koran. In addition to the story of Noah, there are actually more than two hundred Flood traditions scattered throughout the world. Next to the Genesis tale, the most well known account was not even discovered until the latter half of the nineteenth century when twelve tablets were unearthed at Nineveh. These tablets detailed the Gilgamesh Epic and the adventures of Utnapishtim–a Babylonian Noah–and created a worldwide fascination with the Flood, while lending further credence to the possibility of a deluge of mythic proportions.

In the Christian world, the story of Noah has played an important role for two thousand years. At one time the tale was even more important in the lives of individuals than it is today. It was once seen as a story that perfectly embodied the potential that humankind had for degeneration and evil–a story that Jesus brought to mind in the hopes that Christians would ever be watchful of their ways (Matthew 24:37-39). Between the Middle Ages and the nineteenth century the fact that fossilized bones of sea creatures could be found on mountain ranges throughout the world was generally believed to be proof that the Flood had occurred. In Christian medieval towns while Biblical mystery-moral plays were making the circuit the story of Noah and his family was a frequent favorite. Even with the discovery of plate tectonics in the 1800s and the knowledge that ice sheets had once covered much of the Northern Hemisphere– challenging the medieval belief that “fish bones on mountaintops equals world-wide deluge”–the belief in Noah’s Flood was never doubted by those faithful to scripture.

What may be most interesting to students of the Edgar Cayce material is that between March 1939 and July 1944 a number of individuals had past-life readings from Edgar Cayce and were told that they had been members of Noah's immediate family! The Cayce readings also provide additional information about the Flood story. From Cayce’s perspective, Noah and his family were not the only individuals saved from the destruction. The readings suggest that the Flood occurred during the second destruction of Atlantis and corresponded to an Atlantean migration to all parts of the world. Noah’s family somehow preserved the consciousness that had been brought into the earth through Adam and the followers of the Law of One and were instrumental in helping to continue the spiritual and mental evolution of humankind. Perhaps what is most unique from the readings’ standpoint is that God did not send the Deluge; instead, the Divine intervened to prevent humankind from completely destroying itself.

Edgar Cayce also provided detailed information about Noah’s family, including the names of Noah’s daughters-in-law (Rezepatha, Maran, and Shelobothe), whose names are not mentioned in scripture. Clairvoyant insights also suggest that humankind had become so evil and degenerate during Noah’s time that misshapen mixtures and half-human beasts had begun to populate the earth, and would eventually become the basis for the legendary creatures of Greek and Roman mythology.

Essentially, the biblical account of Noah and the Ark is contained in Genesis 5-9. It is the story of an old man, singled out from among the corrupt and wicked of the rest of the world, who found favor in the eyes of God. God told Noah that He had decided to destroy man’s evilness. He gave Noah instructions to build an enormous craft and to enter into it with his wife, his sons, and his son’s wives, as well as two of every kind of creature (birds, mammals and reptiles), and enough food for him to keep all of the Ark’s inhabitants alive for the duration of the Flood that was coming to destroy the earth.

According to the Old Testament, the Ark’s incredible dimensions measured three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high. Historically, a cubit is thought to be the length of a man’s forearm, or somewhere between eighteen and twenty-two inches. It is interesting to note that the Ark’s dimensions of six to one (length to width) were considered so seaworthy that Marine architect George W. Dickie purposefully used the same ratio when constructing the U.S.S. Oregon, which was launched in 1898. For a time, the Oregon was considered the flagship of the American fleet and was one of the most stable vessels ever constructed.

More than one year after Noah and his family first entered the Ark, the craft’s inhabitants disembarked. Noah offered a sacrifice of burnt offerings in thanksgiving for having survived the Deluge and God set a rainbow in the sky as promise that He would never again destroy the earth by flood. From a literal approach to the traditional story, all of humanity is credited with having descended from one of Noah’s three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

In terms of the biblical account, what may come as a surprise to many individuals familiar with the Genesis story is that there is more to the tale than is generally gleamed from a simple reading of the text. In fact, what is not generally known by the modern world is that Genesis contains not one account of the Flood story but two! Over the years theologians and religious scholars have isolated at least three major sources within the book of Genesis: the J source, the P source, and the E source, standing for Jehovah, the Priestly document, and Elohim, respectively. Both the J source and the P source have their own accounts of the Deluge.

Originally, the different sources of Genesis were discovered because of the way in which the sources referred to God. The J source uses only the name “Yahweh” (Lord) when referring to the Deity; the P source uses the names “Elohim” (God) and “El Shaddai” (God Almighty), and the E source uses both “Yahweh” and “Elohim.”

The Jehovistic source dates from the eighth or ninth century B.C. J is concerned with thorough descriptions, the personality of the characters, and the care and involvement of a loving God with His creation. The P document dates from the period after 586 B.C. (when Jerusalem was taken by King Nebuchadnezzar and the Jews were carried into captivity). P is most interested in the literal interpretation of the Law, tradition, and the manner in which God guides his chosen people. Perhaps the most distinctive element in P is the author’s interest in family genealogies and a seemingly endless number of “begettings,” through which can be documented the purity of the line that God used to direct His activities in the earth. However, because of the merging of the independent narratives, we are faced with certain duplicities within the Genesis account, including:

For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall die...Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. (P Source, Genesis 6:17 & 22)

...I will send rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground. And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him. (J Source, Genesis 7:4-5)

Major differences between these two sources also include the number of animals Noah was instructed to take upon the Ark, and the length of the Deluge:

J Source:
Seven pairs of birds and clean animals and one pair of unclean (Genesis 7:2) The rain lasted 40 days and 40 nights and the water evaporated after three seven-day intervals of Noah releasing the dove; total = 61 days (Genesis 7:4, 7:12, 8:6-8, 8:10, 8:12)

P Source:
Only one pair of each creature came into the Ark (Genesis 6:19) The water lasted 150 days and remained on the earth for a total of one year and eleven days (Genesis 7:11, 8:14) Anchor Bible

Historically, the separate narratives of the J and P sources were combined by a redactor (compiler) whose job was to bring the two accounts carefully together, discarding superfluous material in the process. As one example of the redactor’s work, there is only one account of the Ark’s construction (Genesis 6: 14-16).

What is perhaps most amazing about the Noah story is the many ways in which seemingly unrelated sources often draw similar conclusions from the tale. For example, because of the information contained in Genesis 2:5-6, a number of Christian authors believe that rain was absent from pre-deluge earth and that the planet received moisture from a water vapor canopy that engulfed it: “…for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth…But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” This same premise was also advanced by Austrian-born philosopher, educator and clairvoyant, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the founder of the Anthroposophical Society.

Steiner reportedly possessed the ability to perceive information beyond the material world, from a “spiritual world” that was just as real to him as the physical world was to others. In describing the pre-deluge earth, Steiner stated:

…at that time the air was saturated with water mist vapors. Man lived in the water mist, which in certain regions never lifted to the point where the air was completely clear. Sun and moon could not be seen as they are today, but were surrounded by colored coronas. A distribution of rain and sunshine, such as occurs at present, did not exist at that time. It only appeared in the post-Atlantean period. Our ancestors lived in a country of mist… (Steiner, “Cosmic Memory,” pg. 253)

Some individuals contend that it was the disappearance of the water vapor canopy and the resulting influx of solar radiation that became responsible for the tremendous decrease in humankind’s longevity–from almost 1,000 years to the present span of seven to ten decades. Scripture further supports this premise in that, immediately after the Flood, life spans begin to decrease with each subsequent generation. In addition, the absence of rain suggests that the earth had no system of winds until after the Flood. A proposition that is supported, interestingly enough, by a literal reading of Genesis 8:1 with the first biblical mention of wind occurring after the Deluge: “…And God made a wind blow over the earth…” Steiner’s reference to the continent of Atlantis also places the timing for the Great Flood as occurring long before the traditional date of occurring somewhere between 2,350 and 2,500 B.C.E. In fact, Steiner pointed out:

Nearly all the peoples who have left reliable records or legends refer to the Flood as having taking place about three thousand years before the Mystery of Golgotha [the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus]; that is the period indicated by the legends…Obviously it does not refer to the Atlantean catastrophe, for that took place very much earlier. (Steiner, “Earthly,” pgs. 128-129)

In addition to being a symbol of spiritual faith, for some the Ark is also considered to be a psychological symbol–an archetype of human experience. The Flood story is an archetype because it is a part of the human experience all over the world. Over and above its literal truth, in Jungian psychology the Ark can be seen as a symbolic representation of transformation and change because the ship’s occupants underwent a journey over which they had no control and yet somehow ended up at a higher level of awareness because of their catastrophic experience. In most of these diluvial accounts, legend describes how a family survives a deluge of enormous proportions. Prior to the disaster, the family generally pulls together everything that is part of their world (such as the animals in the story of Noah described in Genesis) and finds refuge in a craft or a ship in which they can ride out the storm. Oftentimes, the family has no control over their journey for the ship is inundated from above and below and they are forced to simply ride out the storm. At the end of the flood, the craft generally finds higher and stable ground and the occupants can disembark and begin their lives anew. Everything that was a part of their old world is now a part of their new (e.g. the animals get off the Ark as well). The difference is that now all of the ship’s occupants find themselves upon higher ground.

As an archetype, the Great Flood Myth symbolizes the pattern of being overwhelmed by personal transformation and change and yet somehow becoming a more enlightened individual because of the experience. What is fascinating about the archetypal significance of the tale is that in the last decade of the twentieth century the story of Noah experienced a tremendous rise in popularity. Almost overnight the market seemed flooded with numerous children’s toys, night lights, magnets, collector’s plates, ornaments, clothing, figurines and even several movies about Noah’s Ark. The archetypal reason was not because for some inexplicable reason this man and his family suddenly fascinated society. Instead, it was because so many individuals apparently felt in the midst of personal transformation and change themselves that the psychological archetype resurfaced. People felt motivated to put a Noah’s magnet on their fridge because subconsciously it resonated to something they were experiencing deep within themselves.

There is also historical verification of the existence of the Ark in the form of eyewitness accounts of the craft upon Mount Ararat in Turkey near the borders of Armenia and Iran by many reputable investigators, scholars, military professionals, and theologians. In fact, there have been more recorded sightings of Noah’s Ark since 1840 than during any other period of recorded history! This is especially amazing consider that any ascent of Mount Ararat has been an extremely difficult undertaking. The mountain’s base covers approximately 500 square miles, and its highest peak soars to almost 17,000 feet. Generally, reports of the Ark’s sighting have only occurred after an unusually warm period of months, when the ice has had a chance to thaw but night time temperatures even during the summer can drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit below zero, and winds at the summit of the mountain sometimes reach a velocity of 150 miles per hour. The mountain is infested with poisonous snakes at lower levels, and mountain lions and bears often roam the ravines. Also, it is not uncommon for a storm to occur daily upon Ararat. Armenian legend suggests that God Himself hid the Ark upon the mountain until the time is right to prove to individuals all over the planet that the story is true.

The Cayce readings do confirm the validity of the Noah story and stated in 1944:

For as has been given from the beginning, the deluge was not a myth but a period when man had so belittled himself with the cares of the world, with the deceitfulness of his own knowledge and power, as to require that there be a return to his dependence wholly–physically and mentally–upon the Creative Forces. Edgar Cayce reading 3653-1

The Rest of the Noah story Regardless of whether or not we believe the Flood story, Noah is the symbol of great faith, heightened consciousness, and overcoming tremendous difficulties. People all over the world, often separated by vast distances of time and geography have similar stories to tell of a deluge and its effects upon the planet. By studying the story of the Flood and the traditions around the world we can see our connectedness at a very deep level. It is a timeless myth, with historical and spiritual significance; it is a myth for peoples all over the earth, cutting across time and cultures. It is the story of humankind’s transition from one age to another from an old world that has lost its innocence to a place of a brand new creation even better than the starting point. It is the story of a meaningful journey that may be especially relevant for us today.

Kevin TodeschiKEVIN J. TODESCHI is Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. He is also the author of countless articles and more than twenty books, including Edgar Cayce on Soul Mates, God in Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. An Ark enthusiast for more than 30 years, his master’s thesis, The Ark Myth, brings together scripture, history, religious scholarship, metaphysics, and myth. His most recent book is a novel, The Rest of the Noah Story.

Edgar Cayce's Axis Pole Shift

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Edgar Cayce's Axis Pole Shift
by John Van Auken

With the news reports from NASA researchers that the recent earthquake in Chile has shifted the Earth's axis and shortened the day, many people are wondering just what Edgar Cayce had to say about the possibility of a pole shift.

When asked "What great change or the beginning of what change, if any, is to take place in the Earth in the year 2000 to 2001 A.D.?" Cayce answered: "When there is the shifting of the poles; or a new cycle begins." The Maya also saw a new era beginning in the first years of the new millennium but, according to their artifacts, it begins when the present age of "Movement" ends on December 21, 2012 A.D.

Astronomers believe the axis wobble (like a spinning top slowing) has been occurring for ages and causes the North Pole to point to different Pole Stars or North Stars. How often this occurs is unclear. According to leading scientific teams at major research centers, axis shifts have only occurred every few million or billion years and taken millions of years to be completed. According to other worthy sources (e.g., Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, York Films, and The Learning Channel), the wobble changes the Pole Star about every 24,000 to 26,000 years. In Hinduism a full day and night in the Brahma equals roughly 24,000 years, a Kali-kalpa.

Cayce states that the ancient Egyptians knew of these shifts and the Great Pyramid of Giza was built so as to point to the Axis or Pole Star.

Edgar Cayce gave a reading that spoke of a change in the Pole Star of Earth. He explained that the Great Pyramid of Giza represented the various ages we have been going through. He said, "At the correct time accurate imaginary lines can be drawn from the opening of the great Pyramid to the second star in the great Dipper, called Polaris or the North Star." He must be using the word "great" as an adjective of importance because Polaris is in the Little Dipper, but it is, as Cayce said, "the second star." (SAO 209 is the first, but is not shown in the accompanying illustration.)

axis blog 1 Illus1. The north pole of Earth's spinning axis points to a star, considered the Pole Star. According to Edgar Cayce, we are about to see a change in our Pole Star, from Polaris to Vega. In Ancient Egypt, the Pole Star was Thuban. This marks a move into a new era, new age.

Cayce said, "This indicates it is the system toward which the soul takes its flight after having completed its sojourn through this solar system. The Dipper is gradually changing, and when this change becomes noticeable - as might be calculated from the Pyramid - there will be the beginning of the change in the races [he's speaking of root races not color races]. There will come a greater influx of souls from the Atlantean, Lemurian, La, Ur, or Da civilizations."

He then explained that this pyramid was built in this manner by Ra and Hermes and many others who "sought to bring to man a better understanding of the close relationship between the Creative Forces and that created, between man and man, and man and his Maker."

He then cautioned us that "only those who have been called may truly understand. Who then has been called? Whosoever will make him or herself a channel may be raised to a blessing...."

Let's examine the relationship of the entrance to the Great Pyramid and the shifting Pole Stars. In the diagrams accompanying this article you will see the three main Pole Stars for our little blue planet: Thuban, Polaris, and Vega. During the age of ancient Egypt, Thuban was the North Star, i.e., at midnight above the North Pole, Thuban would have been the northernmost star. Of course, today the North Star is Polaris. However, Vega will be the North Star in the future. But this would require our little blue planet to roll over dramatically!

axis 2 Illus2. Viewing from the North Pole: The shift from Thuban to Polaris would have been about 26°. The shift from Polaris to Vega would be about 51°, a much more significant pole shift.

If one draws an imaginary line from the entrance of the Great Pyramid on the Spring Equinox (about March 22-25) in 4000+ B.C., 2000 A.D., and 10000 A.D., it points directly to the northern star of each age: Thuban, Polaris, and Vega, respectively. Hermes, Ra, and all the others involved sure knew what they were doing when they built that magnificent monument.

axis 3 Illus3. At the Spring Equinox during ancient Egyptian times Thuban is the Pole Star of the Pyramid.

Since Polaris indicates "the system towards which the soul takes flight," could the change to Vega indicate a new flight pattern? Vega is a blue-white star and the fifth brightest star in the sky. It is in the constellation Lyra, the Harp or Lyre of the musician Orpheus. It was said that when Orpheus played this instrument, neither mortal nor god could turn away (Orpheus also introduced reincarnation into Greek mythology, a key concept in Cayce’s teachings as well). Interestingly, Vega marks the approximate direction toward which our sun and all its planets are traveling through space.

axis 4 Illus4. At the Spring Equinox during our present time, Polaris is the Pole Star of the Pyramid.

Here's the hard news: In order to have shifted from Thuban as the Pole Star to Polaris, the Earth would have shifted its northern axis pole about 26°, not a drastic shift. However, in order to shift from Polaris as the Pole Star to Vega, the Earth will have to shift its northern axis pole a whopping 51°! But, if it is done gradually, over a very long period of time, as Cayce indicated it would, then we should not be expecting a dramatic pole shift in the next few years. It's enough to know that the present age is ending and a new age is beginning.

aix 5Illus5. At the Spring Equinox of the future, Vega will be the Pole Star of the Pyramid.

As many of you know, Cayce said that during this new age we will regain the powers we had in our earliest incarnations into this world during the age of Atlantis and Lemuria or Mu. This was prior to our souls becoming as encased in matter as we are today and back when we had godly powers to solve our material needs more easily. Of course, Cayce warned that we did not handle these powers well, leading to the destruction of these ancient lands.

When asked what the New Age means to humanity, Edgar Cayce replied:"the full consciousness of the ability to communicate with the Creative Forces and be aware of the relationships to the Creative Forces and the uses of same in material environs. This awareness during the era or age in the Age of Atlantis and Lemuria or Mu brought what? Destruction to man, and his beginning of the needs of the journey up through that of selfishness." (1602-3)

About John Van Auken
John is an internationally renowned speaker, longtime staff member, and current director at A.R.E. A popular leader of A.R.E.’s life-changing tours to Egypt and other sacred sites, he is also the author of several best-selling books, including Edgar Cayce on the Revelation, Toward a Deeper Meditation, and his newest Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah. In addition he is a regular contributor to Venture Inward magazine. His extensive knowledge of the Cayce readings, the Bible, world religions, Gnosticism, and ancient Egyptian mysticism is combined with years of experience as a teacher and meditation retreat leader, to bring you a deeper understanding of this ancient mystical tradition that enhances the understanding and skill of today’s spiritual seeker.

The Evolution and Revolution of our Energy Bodies

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The Evolution and Revolution of Our Energy Bodies
By Kala Ambrose

The experience of seeing auras is a complex subject to unravel. I’ve seen auras around people since I was a child. It never occurred to me that others did not see auras as well. For example, when you walk outside and it’s a sunny day and the light is so bright that it makes you squint, do you run to other people and ask, “Do you see the light outside, does it make you close your eyes a little, is the light yellow in color to you?” You don’t ask these questions, you just assume that what you experience is what others are also experiencing.

My first inkling that I was seeing something different occurred in elementary school. We had been assigned to draw a picture of our home and family. While coloring each family member, I colored outside the lines portraying the colors I saw around each person. I also colored around the tree I had drawn, as I see the auras of plants and trees. When my picture was critiqued, I was told that I had not done a good job since I had colored outside of the lines. As an empath, I picked up that the teacher was very displeased with my work, but I could not understand why. That brief conversation opened the door to my eventual understanding that others did not see colors around other people the way that I did. This was the beginning of my journey to read auras and determine what the colors and images that I saw in the auras meant.

While it is fairly easy to learn to see an aura, understanding what the colors and images surrounding the aura represent, is something entirely different all together. To discern what the colors and shapes mean around a person at a particular time requires intuition, practice and an understanding of the spiritual planes and fields around the body.

During the last year of his life, Edgar Cayce began work with his friend Thomas Sugrue to write a book about his work with auras. This book was intended to reveal a full discourse on auras and colors, including Cayce’s notes on how he learned via observation with his clients, the meanings of specific colors and shapes in the aura. Unfortunately, his health took a turn for the worse and he died early that year in 1945.

Due to Cayce’s untimely demise, the compilation of his work and study of the auras was complied into a twenty-page pamphlet entitled Auras: An Essay on the Meaning of Colors. To this day, Auras is a popular reference guide containing helpful information including how the colors in the aura are connected with the planets and musical notes. This pamphlet is still available for sale through the A.R.E. catalog and bookstore.

From my experience in reading auras over the years, I’ve found that they are almost as unique as fingerprints. While some characteristics are similar in form including swirls and shades of color, each individual creates a distinctive pattern, which appears in their auric field. This field is comprised by the individual’s thoughts and emotions, as well as manifestations of energy coming into the body and thought forms, which have been around the person for some time.

People, who are able to view auras, see and sense them at different levels. Some are more attuned to see physical dis-ease before it enters the physical body. They may also see emotional distress in the auric field, or glimpses of the akashic records being worked through in this lifetime or they may just see the energy in motion around the person, which reflects their general wellbeing.

In my work as an esoteric wisdom teacher, I teach students how to read auras. We discuss the types of auras, their condition and how to heal an aura that has become damaged due to shock, stress or other harmful situations. I continue to experience new revelations when seeing auras and giving aura readings for people.

In the past ten years, I’ve seen new structures around the auras, that I do not recall having seen before. My theory on this new design in the auric field is that we are evolving at a fast pace and our energy bodies are being attuned right before our very eyes. It is happening so rapidly that the energy bodies around us are being reconstructed and are opening up to allow more light and energy to flow through our bodies now, more than ever before.

In the past four years, I have seen this gain even greater momentum, and the structures, which surround the auric field and energy bodies appear different in people according to their age and state of well-being. What I have seen forming in all stages of life is overwhelmingly positive and awe inspiring.

Auras, like so many natural gifts given to us, are powerful conductors of energy. Used consciously and with an understanding of their ability to be a pure vessel to hold the light, we can transform ourselves body, mind and spirit. In many ways they represent the symbolic sarcophagus, allowing us the opportunity and sacred space in which to regenerate, transmute and transform.

About Kala Ambros
Kala Ambrose is an intuitive, empath, esoteric wisdom teacher, and voice of the highly acclaimed The Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show. She is the award-winning author of 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled, creator of a trilogy of sacred site meditation CDs, and the National Metaphysical Spirituality writer for the Examiner. Kala lectures on the Ancient Wisdom Teachings of Egypt and Greece, Developing Intuition and Psychic Ability, Auras, Chakras and Energy Fields, and Wise Woman Wisdom (also known as the Divine Feminine). She will be teaching a new workshop on auras at the Omega Institute in New York this summer. For more information about Kala, visit ExploreYourSpirit.com.

Color Me Happy

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Color Me Happy

By Peggy Joy Cross

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Enough of all the scientific jargon about cones and light wave vibrations, and how our eyes, brains, and nervous systems process color. It is our reaction that is important as we choose the colors in our lives. Do we love the color of a new dress or newly painted room? How does the color make us feel? The answer should be, I love this color because it is energizing, peaceful, fun, inspiring, or whatever word best fits how you feel. If you think you don’t care about colors, you may be surprised to learn about their affect at the level of your subconscious.


Edgar Cayce spoke about certain greens that could almost make a person ill and others that could heal. There are myriads of books about color and there are color therapists. The bottom line is to have colors around us that make us feel good and that support our personal activities which could include entertaining, love making, eating, sleeping, reading, playing, meditating, as well as all the various aspects of our work life.  


Color affects us in different ways depending on our prior life experiences, our personality, and our physical as well as emotional health. When we are depressed, or ill, or stressed, our reaction to color and our choice of color will be quite different from when we are feeling vital and engaged in a productive life. If a particular color does not make your heart sing, don’t use it. My office is painted in, to put it mildly, an unusual color scheme, and it does make my heart sing. The first few days after a friend and I completed this amazing transformation, I repeatedly returned to the room for the joy I felt as I gazed at the colors. Even now when I walk into this room I smile and my energy lifts.


As an interior designer, I find it much easier to choose colors for other people than for myself. This color scheme took me over a year to finalize. First I thought about tone on tone stripes, a look I have always loved both in fabric and on walls. The contrast of the matte and the gloss provides subtle yet sufficient contrast to be interesting. But no, this would not do for a room where I could be spending many hours each day. All those stripes would be too busy, even in one color.


Another consideration to which I gave serious attention was using relatively small, different colored stripes while keeping white for the background. I would create my own custom color wheel. That idea never got off the ground since, as I recall, it seemed like way too much work as well as being too busy. So the months passed. I was searching for a creative answer to my color conundrum while working in an ordinary white space that was anything but inspiring or energizing.


Then, I remembered the happiest space I ever painted. This was my boys’ bedroom in the mid 70’s. I had purchased a fabulous bunk bed for them–a fire engine red elephant with trappings of yellow, blue and green. That was it! I used those four colors, one for each wall, to paint their room. Poor things–they probably never slept. What did I know then?


Today, my office is four colors and not for the faint of heart to be sure. These colors are pure–without tint or hue to lighten or gray their impact. Entering, I am greeted by a violet wall that is so yummy it feels like a hug. It was many weeks before I could bear to hang artwork on that wall because it would cover the gorgeous color. The adjacent window wall is brilliant reddish orange, a beautiful frame for the trees, marsh and water beyond. I sit at my desk facing the most uplifting of vibrant lemon yellows and the remaining wall is a perfect, gem-like turquoise. I love my office colors and they make my heart sing –- Color Me Happy.


Peggy Joy Cross, ASID, founder of Designs for Harmony, has been a professional Feng Shui teacher, lecturer, writer and consultant since 1998. Her mission is to assist and guide her clients, friends and family in achieving beauty, joy, harmony, and desired change in their lives. In her pursuit of excellence, Peggy has traveled coast-to-coast studying Feng Shui, including Compass School, Vaastu Shastra, Black Sect Tantric Buddhist School of Feng Shui, Pyramid School and Space Clearing. Peggy incorporates her background as an interior designer into her work in Feng Shui. She received her BFA in Interior Design from The Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL and her BA in Political Science from Indiana/Purdue Universities at Indianapolis. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and The International Feng Shui Guild. She will be mentoring the upcoming online eGroup Feng Shui: Living an Intentional Life from February 17- March 16, 2010.


Predictions from Edgar Cayce: Erupting Volcanoes and Multiple Earthquakes

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Predictions from Edgar Cayce:  Erupting Volcanoes and Multiple Earthquakes


By John Van Auken


We know that Edgar Cayce correctly predicted the stock market crash and Great Depression of 1929, the beginning of World War II, the shifting of the Earth’s magnetic poles (which scientists confirmed the beginnings of on a 2004 NOVA TV show titled, “Magnetic Storm”), and the coming of El Nino and La Nina, stating that changing temperatures of the deep currents in the Pacific Ocean would affect weather patterns. Now many people are closely watching the volcanoes Vesuvius and Pelee because of Cayce’s warning about their unseen connection with the fault lines along the southern coast of California.Mt. Vesuvius


There is a growing sense that volcanic activity and the quaking shifts of the massive tectonic plates of the Earth are interconnected around the planet. When an earthquake or eruption occurs in one part of the planet, it is followed by an eruption or quake in another part, sometimes on the opposite side of the planet. Cayce’s visions seem to confirm this. For example, he predicted that when we see noticeable eruptions in the long-quiet volcanoes of Vesuvius or Pelee, then three months later there will major earthquakes along the southern coast of California that will cause an inundation of the land from the Salt Lake in Utah to the southern portions of Nevada.


Mt. Vesuvius is the infamous volcano that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii in 79 A.D. It is located east of Naples, Italy. It is considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Mt. Pelee is in an island arc of the Caribbean called Martinique, in the Lesser Antilles between Puerto Rico and Venezuela. In 1902 the explosion of this volcano was one of the worst in recorded history. It is near the city of St. Pierre, which was destroyed in the 1902 eruption, and then rebuilt. Pelee erupted again from 1929 to 1932. It is among the deadliest volcanoes on the planet.


Mt. Pelee


If either one of these two volcanoes erupts, Cayce predicts that earthquakes will follow three months later in the southern coast of California, and these quakes will cause a damaging flood from Utah to southern Nevada.


Amazingly, Edgar Cayce tied these prophecies to the prophecy in the Bible made by the archangel Gabriel to the prophet Daniel, stating that “These changes in the Earth will come to pass, for the ‘time and times and half times’ [Gabriel’s timetable] are at an end, and there begin the periods of readjustments.” Cayce sees these Earth changes are the “birth pains” to a coming new era when the Earth will enter a long period of higher consciousness and soul growth, in which brotherly and sisterly care for all people will prevail. Following the changes, which he sees as cleansings, he sees a golden age for the inhabitants of our blue and white planet.




For more information about Edgar Cayce’s predictions, see Prophecy and the Edgar Cayce Readings Seven Prophecies That Came True.




JOHN VAN AUKEN, a director at the Association for Research and Enlightenment, is an acknowledged expert on the Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient prophecies, world religions, meditation, and ancient Egypt. John conducts seminars in the U.S. and abroad, and is a tour guide to the many sacred sites around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including Ancient Egyptian Mysticism and his latest, Toward a Deeper Meditation.


Excerpts from Edgar Cayce Readings 3976-26, 2723-1, 416-7, 826-8, 195-29, and 270-35.


All readings are available in the member-only section.



Confucius Say…

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Confucius Say…
By John Van Auken

Among the many famous historical persons, Confucius ranks near the top of the list. His wisdom is quoted in today. Here are a few of his many insightful quotes.

Confucius say:
Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Confucius say:
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius say:
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius say:
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Confucius Say. . . This last saying foreshadows Jesus’ Golden Rule: Whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. (Matt. 7:12)

Confucius was born over 2,500 years ago, in 551 BC, and yet we are still talking about him today. Even the Edgar Cayce readings include this ancient sage in their teachings. Cayce actually recommended some Confucian books to Mr. 900, the guy who got the most readings from Cayce, 437! Even more impressive, three Cayce readings mention Confucius’ soul/spirit in a list of soul from the other side that would help Cayce give some particularly difficult readings. Here’s one of them:

“The forces gathered here may be used in gaining this concept. As ye seek, ask first if all these are present: Lamech, Confucius, Tamah, Halaliel, Hebe, Ra, Ra-Ta, John.” (5756-10)

Of course, the Edgar Cayce readings where open to all teachings that presented one God and one collective of the Children of God, as in these two:

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.“Whether in Buddhism, Mohammedanism, Confucianism, Platoism, or what—these have been added to much from that as was given by Jesus in His walk in Galilee and Judea. ‘Know, O Israel, the Lord thy God is one!’ whether this is directing one of the Confucius' thought, Brahman thought, Buddha thought, Mohammedan thought; these are as teachers or representatives.” (364-9).
“Again in that of Confucius, who gave to his peoples in his day the beginning of an understanding of the wisdom of [the] Divine.” (900-15)

In one fascinating reading, Mr. 900 described a scene in Confucius’ life that related to overcoming fear by doing, by living your soul’s purpose. Here’s that passage. As you read, remember that Mr. 900 is speaking, not Cayce; but Cayce does reply in the affirmative to 900’s perspective.

“So long as I bend my will to serve creation, to serve Man, that the latter may the better achieve eternal life (as in “feed His lambs”), so long am I immune to harm—nothing shall hurt or stop me. I lean upon the unseen arm that guides me. Confucius remained unafraid when he ran into a gang of robbers. Others were killed, he was not. ‘I have a mission to perform, a message to give and I will be protected until it is accomplished,’ he said. In spite of dangers and risk he came thru.” (900-243)
Finally, Cayce once asked a religious questioner to consider the following:
Why the teachings of Confucius or his axioms and lessons, and those of Jesus, are parallel.” (1473-1)

Let’s close a few more of the sage’s views:

Confucius say:
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
Confucius say:
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius say:
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius say:
If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.
Confucius say:
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
Confucius say:
Heaven means to be one with God.

Edgar Cayce Readings © 1971, 1993-2005 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation

Psoriasis Pioneer Pagano Headlines Russian Medical Conference

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Psoriasis Pioneer Pagano Headlines Russian Medical Conference
By Todd Burgin

Dr. John O. A. PaganoJohn O. A. Pagano, DC, a 50-year member of the A.R.E. and psoriasis researcher for over 40 years, gave a presentation on treating psoriasis before the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow in October, 2009. The entire two-day conference was focused on both traditional and non-traditional methods of treating this often-devastating skin condition, which afflicts an estimated three to four percent of the Russian population (about double the rate in the United States).

The roster of speakers at the conference included many notable figures in the Russian health field, Pagano said. “They were a pretty tough act to follow,” he added. “But it did not deter me, because I had something to offer that they lacked. It was a new, natural approach to the disease with undeniable proof of its effectiveness.”

Day one of the conference was presented to health professionals, scientists, and the press. While the majority of the speakers discussed the latest pharmaceutical approaches and medical trends for treatment of psoriasis, Pagano laid out his program, which uses no drugs. He added that his approach is not meant to be a replacement for medicine, but rather an alternative if more traditional methods are ineffective.

Back afterback beforePagano’s program is based on his “three Ds” – diet, detoxification, and determination. He described the importance of a high-alkaline, low-acidic diet, herb teas, massage with certain oils, detoxification procedures, spinal adjustments that activate the immune system, proper eliminations, and healthful attitudes. He also stressed that time and patience are essential elements for success, along with the patient’s willingness to take responsibility for their own recovery. He said, “If a patient practiced the three Ds, it is possible that he can rid himself of every lesion, rash, and disfigurement to the point that he would never know he ever had it!

Pagano Stomack2Pagano StomackThis statement “sent shockwaves through the audience,” he added. “They never heard of such a concept before. But this time, it was not only words that were thrown at them; I had the proof!” Pagano’s patient, Katya Varlamova, 26, accompanied him to the conference as his “proof” and interpreter. She had suffered from a severe case of psoriatic arthritis for 12 years, but “had been healed after following the regimen faithfully for six months.” She followed Pagano’s presentation by sharing her story of transformation from psoriasis covering 80 percent of her body to being completely blemish-free.

In his talk, Pagano made it clear that the inspiration for his more than 40 years of work in this field was the Edgar Cayce readings. In a 1942 reading, when asked if there was an absolute cure for psoriasis, Cayce replied, “Most of this is found in diet. There is a cure. It requires patience and persistence – and right thinking also.” (2455-2) Pagano combined this and other information found in the readings with his own observations to form the Cayce-Pagano diet. “It seemed to be my life’s purpose to prove the truth of that statement,” he said.

For additional details, see the Jan/Feb/Mar 2010 issue of Venture Inward magazine, available in the member-only section.

John O. A. Pagano, DC, is the author of Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative. His latest book is One Cause, Many Ailments: The Leaky Gut Syndrome (A.R.E. Press), available at ARECatalog.com or 800- 333-4499.

New A.R.E. Press Book Bobbie’s Organic Planet Featured in Virginian-Pilot Article and Review

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New A.R.E. Press Book Bobbie’s Organic Planet Featured in Virginian-Pilot Article and Review

Bobbies Organic PlanetHaving lived in six countries on three continents, Bobbie Williamson's global travels afforded her the special opportunity to absorb not only the distinct qualities of foreign cultures, but also to learn a wide variety of culinary techniques. Her unique cooking style incorporates both Edgar Cayce's healthy philosophy regarding food combinations along with Bobbie's own favorite Mediterranean, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisines in the new A.R.E. Press book Bobbie's Organic Planet: How to Buy Local and Cook Global.

Her firm belief is that people should know the source of the foods they eat and, as the Cayce readings stress, the importance of buying locally grown and organic products as often as possible. This can be a fun experience for families while they make outings to local farmers' markets to pick their own food, or better yet, have a vegetable garden at home.

Learn more about the book and the reviews, including the listing in The Virginian-Pilot Lorraine Eaton’s Five Best Cookbooks in her blog The fattest cookbooks of the decade (and the skinniest). Read the full article from the Virginia Beach native creates locavore-friendly cookbook.

Visit BobbiesOrganicPlanet.com to learn more about the author, read other book reviews, and enjoy sample recipes. A.R.E. members save 20% on the price of the book at ARECatalog.com.

Join Us in Prayer for the Victims of Natural Disasters

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Join Us in Prayer for the Victims of Natural Disasters

prayer candlesPlease join us in prayer for all those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. So often, when a disaster strikes, it is difficult to know what to do. We want to help, but aren’t sure of how. We need to remember that prayer is creative power which can, and does make a difference. Hold an image of Divine love enfolding and surrounding Haiti, each individual, the community, and the men and women volunteering their assistance.

All of us at WorldPrayerGroup.com, a department of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., are coming together to strengthen our prayers for the victims of this and all natural disasters. If, as Scripture says, the prayers of ten can save a city, our collective supplication for these suffering brothers and sisters may in some way ease their pain and lighten their way. We invite you to join with us in prayer. Go to the Participate in Prayer to unite with the A.R.E.'s International Prayer effort.

Thy prayers ascend to the throne of God, and the angel of each entity stands before the throne to make intercession. Not as a physical throne, no; but that consciousness in which we may be so attuned that we become one with the whole in lending power and strength to each entity for whom you speak and pray. (Edgar Cayce Reading 3954-1)

Possible Atlantis Sites Discovered

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Possible Atlantis Sites Discovered
By John Van Auken

For fifteen years, the Edgar Cayce Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been conducting expeditions off the coast of the tiny island of Bimini and along the Gulf Stream in search of Atlantis. They have found fascinating underwater features that may be man-made structures covered by ages of sand and coral.

According to the Edgar Cayce readings, the people of Atlantis became aware of the fact that their civilization was about to be destroyed. As a result, they hid identical records of the Atlantean civilization in Bimini, in Egypt, and in the Yucatan. Numerous readings contend that this “Hall of Records” will be discovered, including:

(Q) Give in detail what the sealed room contains.


(A) A record of Atlantis from the beginnings of those periods when the Spirit took form or began the encasements in that land, and the developments of the peoples throughout their sojourn, with the record of the first destruction and the changes that took place in the land...


This in position lies, as the sun rises from the waters, the line of the shadow (or light) falls between the paws of the Sphinx, that was later set as the sentinel or guard, and which may not be entered from the connecting chambers from the Sphinx's paw (right paw) until the TIME has been fulfilled when the changes must be active in this sphere of man's experience. (Reading 378-16)

A.R.E. is still seeking the Hall of Records, which director John Van Auken believes might be found off the coast of Bimini at the edge of the Gulf Stream where the waters are 200-300 feet deep.

This first photo was taken in July of 2000 and reveals a series of terraces rising from the depths up a mound with sandy pathways.


 Bimini Terraces
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This second photo shows the divers moving along one of these sandy paths between two coral-covered “walls.”


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This next photo is of a terraced mound on the edge of the drop off into the deep Gulf Stream.


Bimini Terraces
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This photo is another view of the terraced mound with sandy pathways.


Bimini Mount Terraces
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In addition to these terraces and mounds the expeditions also found evenly spaced rectangular structures with a pathway between them, as seen in this sonar image.



sub Bottom Features
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There are also several caves that are worthy of further inspection, as in this photo.


Bimini Diver
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Each year the Edgar Cayce Center receives tax-deductible financial contributions that allow them to do four expeditions to continue the search for the sunken remnants of legendary Atlantis.

A.R.E. has teams in Egypt, Bimini, and Yucatan looking for Cayce’s “Hall of Records,” and our members will be the first to receive news on our progress with exclusive content in the special member-only section on our Web site. Don’t miss out on what could be historical news from our agents in the field!

To learn more, check-out the Atlantis on our Web site under Ancient Mysteries. Members can download the Circulating Files Atlantis Volumes 1 and 2 in the online Member-only section.

Edgar Cayce Readings © 1971, 1993-2005 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation

Clearing Items of Negative Energy(2)

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Clearing Items of Negative Energy
Part 2
By Tina Erwin

What tools do you use to clean negative energy from anything? The tools listed below are designed to be helpful, useful and practical. Remember, as you are clearing an object, be sure to state your intention with prayer and visualize the light of God permeating the object.

Dragon’s Blood, Frankincense, Benzoin and Myrrh are types of resins from Sumatra, which you burn in a small black rounded out charcoal ‘holder.’ You buy them in either bricks and break it down, or you can buy them in small pieces. You will need a Pyrex bowl to hold the heated pieces. Heat the charcoal holder with tongs, until it is glowing, and then place the dragon’s blood and one or all of the rest of the resin pieces on top of the charcoal in the bowl. A white smoke will immediately come up and it is this white smoke that actually clears the negativity of an object. You will want to use the real resin, not incense because incense will not work the same as the smoke from these resins.

These resins will work on houses, cars, furniture, clothing, books, rugs, jewelry, a person, and the general atmosphere of a location. Depending on the object, you will want to move the smoky glass bowl all around the piece, the house, car or even yourself, if you have been in a profoundly negative place, being careful not to burn yourself. Be sure to leave a window open when you do this, so that he negative energy can leave your location. Remember, Dragon’s blood incense does not work the same way.

Frankly, those of us who study this, find the use of these resins to be the best way to clear large things. Sage just isn’t powerful enough to permanently remove negativity and even these powerful resins only work to a certain degree and that degree is predicated on the amount of negativity an object holds.

  • Essential oil of Pennyroyal is exceptionally powerful tool to use to clear negative energy. However, Pennyroyal is toxic when you touch it, so be sure to wear gloves. Wash the piece of jewelry in warm soapy water. Dry it well. Place the piece of jewelry to be cleared in a zip lock bag. Place several drops of the pennyroyal in the bag and rub the piece with the oil through the sealed bag. Place the bag in bright sunlight for one to three weeks, depending on how negative the item is. Remove the item, wash again in warm soapy water, and dry. See how you feel.
  • Salt is a powerful clearing tool. Wrap an object in dry salt and aluminum foil, shiny side in. This contains the energy and will also help to clear it. Be very careful about certain pieces of jewelry, not all of them will tolerate salt. Leave in the salt one to 15 days, depending on the severity of the negativity. Never wash opals or pearls in salt.
  • Bach flower remedies can be used on a specific piece of jewelry, or other large object or clothes. You can put Rescue Remedy or whatever essence you like in a spray bottle and spray the object, garment or piece of furniture. This is especially helpful if you happen to know that the object was connected to a trauma. You may have to do this several times to fully clear it.
  • Other essential oils also can be used to clear jewelry and other objects. Sweet orange oil, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, cedar, lemon, rose, peppermint and sage are but a few of the wonderful ones to try. Get a sense of what feels right to you and then put 10-15 drops of the essence you chose in a small spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with spring water. Bless the water and/or say a prayer over the bottle and then use this essence to clean a space, or an object. This is a great tool to clear hotel rooms when traveling.

Other ways to clear washable jewelry (be careful with pearls, tanzanite, and opals) and crystals include:

  • Washing in warm soapy water, rinsing and then placing the object in the sun for up to several weeks.
  • Wash the object and then bury it in the ground or in a pot with a seedling in it. Again leave several weeks. Be sure to mark where you put something in the ground with a little flag.
  • Diamonds respond beautifully when soaked in salt water for 24 hours or longer.
  • Put the pieces in a fine mesh bag and lay them in a rushing river or stream for an hour or more. Often the continual fresh water will really wash negative energy away.
  • Do the same as above, only go to the ocean and allow the salt water to wash the pieces. The power of the ocean in clearing objects is amazing.
  • Holding the piece under running water will clear energy from a stone; metal is cleared by contact with the earth.

Tina D. Erwin, CDR, USN, Ret, has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Her most recent book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief, offers hope and help when facing a loss. Erwin currently writes a weekly column on metaphysics called Light Times.

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