Our Ancient Egyptian Heritage
As Edgar Cayce lay in trance, one part of his mind was giving a life reading to a woman, while the other part was having a dream. There is a great host of people going off to dedicate a tomb. It is being prepared for someone, and they have seven days of entertainment, with all sorts of dancing and songs. Just before the last service, someone climbs to the top of this pyramid, carrying a big sheet of some kind of brass. There are candles, beautiful drapes, wall hangings, and costumes of the period.
He said, in another reading for himself, that he remembered the dream, but not the reading. And he asked what the dream meant. The reading explained that it concerned a raising, as it were, of a curtain to a physical happening within his physical body, and that it represents the period in which many are now attempting to do the same things as in that period.
That scene was the dedication of a pyramid (not the Great Pyramid) of the first king, the northern king of Egypt named Arart. There were seven days of ceremonies. (Can you imagine what it must have been like to dedicate the Great Pyramid?) We, too, are part of this period; this is our heritage.
Mr. Cayce gave a number of personal readings on his own experiences in Egypt. He was even told that the experience paralleled his current experiences. At that time, thousands of years before Moses, the country was not called Egypt.
In some of the work readings the question arose as to how the Egyptian history could be completed. The answer mentioned that large numbers of people were needed to carry on the work at the present time, and that much is already being attempted in working through that past experience. Evidently the cycle has reappeared when individuals again in the present earth experience are gathered together for a definite work.
Now what is that work specifically, that work which is very special? According to the readings, the purposes of the A.R.E. are to educate the physical, the mental, and the spiritual (the body, mind, and soul) and to study them individually and correlate them.
One work reading states:
...in the succeeding generations, as thought is turned into those channels, the same will be as that in the beginning; for, as seen, none are being drawn into that purpose of the establishing of this more close relation of God's truth in earth—through spiritual understanding of spiritual things, mental application of mental building, or the material through which both manifest—other than those that first established same in that land now known as Egypt. In that beginning, there were those gathered (as here), in various offices, various positions. As each bore their relation to the peoples of that period, each in the present relation bears that relation to the peoples according to their individual development, plus that as the desire to make manifest that so builded in that momentous period in man's understanding. 254-42
So we're the same people, the ones who first came into Egypt and established the rule. And we who carry it on are the succeeding generations that I mentioned above. The same reading continues:
...through the establishing of the priest [Edgar Cayce as Ra Ta] arose that which became that study as being founded this day, in a distant land... Then, in the activities of those, there arose much, many, and heaps of those same tenets as were given by Him who first gave: The meek shall inherit the earth. Those are the tenets upon which this foundation must be laid. 254-42
Then the question was asked: What shall be inscribed upon the cornerstone of the building [the Hospital]?
And the answer: Build this in the triangle... That we may make manifest the love of God and man. (254-42)
So that is the purpose of our coming together with Ra Ta and that group in Egypt. It was also the purpose in Persia and in Palestine. And once again we come together, for this very thing: to express our love for God and each other.
As for Ra Ta, he had two main goals, two great accomplishments, in the Egyptian period—as I understand it: He wanted to purify the race, to heal the people of the animal contaminations that still were evident in the bodies of the people at that time and he wanted to unify the spiritual teachings of the people.
How does that relate to Edgar Cayce? Edgar Cayce's great dream was to have a hospital to help people who were in need physically and mentally and spiritually, to have them know that these three are One, that body, mind, and soul are not divided up into little pieces and that the spiritual is essential to heal the body and the mind. This was his great dream. And many of the people who came for readings were the same ones that he had helped in Egypt. Out of the over 14,000 readings given by Cayce, more than 9,600 deal with the physical body. These are correlations from that ancient time.
In about 1,200 readings on Egypt, Mr. Cayce makes some interesting statements about the Egyptian period, 10,500 B.C. He says that in that period Egypt reached the highest point of civilization that had ever been achieved in the world up to or since that time. There were great advancements in technology and culture as well as in spiritual understanding. We know that the time of the Master was the pinnacle of spiritual understanding, but the teachings of the Master were the same as those of 10,500 B.C. The readings state repeatedly that in that period was the foundation of that taught by Jesus. That one statement or concept is the most astounding for me in the study of this material. Those teachings read like the New Testament; the teachings of Atlantis, of Gobi, of India, of the Egyptian—one and the same with Christ's.
Now for an overview of the history of this period.
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