In the old hospital building, now home to our Health Center & Spa, visitors can enjoy ocean-view dining or relaxing on the outer porch of the building. The porch is dedicated to the central role that women – exemplified by Gladys Davis – have played in creating and perpetuating the A.R.E. and the Cayce Work. The porch's walls have a few displays where you can read about these amazing women.
In celebration of International Women's Day, we wanted to bring some of these pictures to you and highlight the incredible impact that women have had in keeping the Edgar Cayce work and legacy alive.
Gladys Davis Turner served as Edgar Cayce’s secretary from 1923 until his death in 1945, during which time she used her expert stenography skills to record the psychic readings as they were given. She would later type, compile, and categorize all of the readings and their supporting documents.
Gladys has long been recognized as the central guardian and historian of the Cayce legacy. Many credit Gladys with preserving the readings after Mr. Cayce’s death, and she remained an integral part of the Cayce work serving as Corporate Secretary until her death in 1986.
The entire collection (14,308 readings) passed through her hands at least four times during her lifetime. Additionally, Edgar Cayce dictated to her more than 100,000 pages of personal correspondence. Gladys created the subject matter index and subject matter cross-referencing of the Edgar Cayce readings, also weaving together the historical events and context and all personal relationships of the people and groups connected to Edgar Cayce throughout his long career. She established the Edgar Cayce Foundation alongside Hugh Lynn and Edgar Evans Cayce in 1948.
Thank you Gladys for dedicating your life to preserving and making available the Cayce material to the world.
Gertrude Evans Cayce married Edgar Cayce in 1903 after a six and a half year courtship. Gertrude, through the readings, was recognized as the person most fitted to guide the suggestions for Edgar Cayce’s psychic work as the conductor. The readings improved in accuracy, depth, and range.
Gertrude Evans Cayce died on April 1, 1945 just 3 months after Edgar Cayce passed away in January 1945.
These women, Ruth Lenoir, Esther Wynne, Florence and Edith Edmonds, and Eula Allen led the efforts to collect the information for and publish the A Search for God books.
A Tribute to Our Corporate Secretaries
Gladys Davis was secured as Secretary to Edgar Cayce on September 10, 1923. She spent the next 22 years transcribing Cayce's psychic readings.
From 1931-1986, Gladys served as Corporate Secretary for the A.R.E., the Edgar Cayce Foundation, and Atlantic University.
The superlative work of Gladys Davis continues to live on through the dedication of these individuals offering their service as Corporate Secretary.
1931 - 1986 Gladys Davis
1986 - 1998 Dolores E. Sloan
1998 - 2001 Kathleen Reilly
2002 - 2003 Shirley Frye
2004 - 2006 Pamela Grandstaff
2007 - 2007 Southern Snow
2007 - 2010 Lauren Suarez
2010 - 2016 Claire Gardner
2016 - Present Mercy Martinez
Women have always had an important role in promoting and advancing this work. Thank you to all the amazing women that have dedicated their lives to the legacy of the Cayce work and the A.R.E.
And a Big Thank You! to all the women in our team at this time that are carrying on the important work of this organization. Women continue to play a central role in the legacy of the A.R.E.