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Edgar Cayce on Earth Changes

Virginia Beach, Va. – Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011, in Japan, Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) has been inundated with inquiries about what Cayce predicted for Japan and other “earth changes.”

Edgar Cayce in officeIt is important to put the “earth change” material into context. In terms of Cayce's earth change predictions, A.R.E.’s CEO Kevin J. Todeschi says, “Years ago, I was surprised when I eventually counted them for myself. Less than 20 of the readings even discuss physical earth changes. A few, given concerning the period 1932-1936, are especially fatalistic. Oftentimes, they are the very readings that have been quoted out of context or have proven to be inaccurate. There is one reading (out of 14,306) that mentions changes in Japan. Here is the quote:
“As to the changes physical again: The earth will be broken up in the western portion of America. The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea. The upper portion of Europe will be changed as in the twinkling of an eye …” Edgar Cayce reading 3976-15/uploadedImages/Edgar_Cayce/Edgar_Cayce/EC with headlines.jpg
Todeschi goes on to say, “Looking at this reading closely, two things became obvious. The reading actually begins with Edgar Cayce talking about events that can be anticipated for 1936. And later on in the reading someone asks the question, ‘What are the world changes to come this year physically?’ The reading was given in 1934.”

Rather than thinking that Edgar Cayce was predicting a future earthquake in Japan or that he was mistaken in that earth changes predicted for 1934-1936 did not occur, Todeschi suggests a third possibility: Edgar Cayce accurately predicted “earth changes” but they did not manifest as earthquakes.

Historically, 1936 marked the outbreak of civil war in Spain, Chiang Kai-shek's declaration of war on Japan, and Hitler's reoccupation of the Rhineland—events which laid the groundwork for World War II. Rather than earthquakes, the changes expressed themselves in the affairs of humankind through the outbreak of war. And “Europe was changed as in the twinkling of an eye,” and “[the empire of Japan] went into the sea.”

Given the current state of extreme weather patterns and upheavals in the world, many continue to wonder if these are some of the earth changes that Cayce once foresaw. Although there is controversy among Cayce experts as to the meaning of his “earth change” readings—whether they are literal or represent only the changes that occur within ourselves— Todeschi suggests that the changes we see in the world are the “birthing pains” of our ultimate destiny as a people on this planet—a birth that will eventually lead to oneness and global connectedness. That is our destiny as described in the Edgar Cayce material as Todeschi further states, “The geological condition of the planet makes some earth changes inevitable. In other words, there will continue to be earthquakes. But the purpose of the changes we are experiencing is not for the earth changes themselves, it is so that we will undergo personal transformation. Humanity today is in the midst of an unavoidable process. Our need to come together as one global community is greater than ever before. It is a necessary part of fulfilling our destinies as a human family; it is a necessary part of our heritage as spiritual beings manifesting in the earth.”

Edgar Cayce founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in 1931, to explore spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation, and ancient mysteries—all subjects that frequently came up in the more than 14,000 documented psychic readings given by Cayce, who died in 1945. The mission of A.R.E. is to help people change their lives for the better through the ideas and information found in the readings. The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, a Health Center and Spa, the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massotherapy, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop. Visitors from around the world come to our conferences to hear expert speakers on subjects from the readings. Through its many programs, services, publications, membership outreach, and affiliation with Atlantic University, Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. provides individuals from all walks of life with tools for personal transformation and healing at all levels—body, mind, and spirit. For information about Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., please visit EdgarCayce.org.

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