What did Edgar Cayce say about 2012?
By Kevin J. Todeschi
Just what did Edgar Cayce say about the topic? Bottom line is that the actual date “2012” is not discussed by the readings. However, the readings do offer information on our progression into the Aquarian Age and what this transition between ages may be all about.
The readings state that eventually one hallmark of this New Age could be described simply as “purity.” (1602-3) It is important to point out that we’re not going to wake up on December 22, 2012 (the day after the Mayan Calendar ends) and think “Oh my gosh – we’ve entered an age of purity.” Instead, there is a gradual transition between ages. It’s quite possible that it will be a generation or two from now that humankind finally looks back and says, “You know, it appears that the real change started to occur around the end of 2012…”
Another important factor to keep in mind is that in all likelihood December 2012 will come and go and many individuals will be convinced that “Nothing happened.” The world might look very much the same on December 22 as it did on December 21. But the Edgar Cayce readings suggest quite a different possibility. In fact Cayce states that only those who really accept the responsibility of this new age and actually begin to apply it “Will even become aware of what's going on about them!”
In addition to purity, the readings suggest that the Age of Aquarius is ultimately one of globalization in terms of understanding that each individual is responsible for every other individual. Ultimately, a time will come in our collective history when we become cognizant of this fact. Nations will understand their responsibility to all other nations and the citizens who live in those nations. One of the concepts contained in the Cayce readings is that ultimately everyone in the earth is a brother or a sister. And a conscious realization of that fact is part of the promise of the next age.
In addition to globalization and purity, the Edgar Cayce readings also state that spiritual consciousness will reach such a height of development during this period that eventually each individual will be able to communicate directly with the Divine.
These promises of the future are still a ways off. Since there is a transitional period between ages, we cannot expect there to be peace on earth and good will toward all perhaps even anytime soon. I think we need to be aware that there will be set-backs. There will be ongoing challenges between nations and people, but gradually these things will change. Because the promises of an Aquarian Age that embody purity, globalization and our direct connection to the Divine are our collective destiny.
As the 2012 date draws near, I’m certain that we will hear more and more publicity about the topic, with everything ranging from unrealistic expectations of heaven on earth to doom and gloom end-of- the-world prophecies. But neither of these approaches is the premise in the Edgar Cayce readings.
Instead, we are about to undergo a gradual transition between ages. A transition in which we need to apply those things in our personal lives that we hope to have embodied in a “New Age of Peace and Enlightenment” or we will not experience them.
In terms of the approach to application suggested by the readings, the Cayce material contends that all of humankind regardless of religious background or spiritual inclination can share a common ideal, and that ideal is simply that to the best of our individual abilities and understanding we can love God, we can love one another, and we can love ourselves. In terms of practically applying this ideal in our day to day lives, I think Cayce would simply quote from the fruits of the spirit – faith, hope, patience, gentleness, longsuffering, and love.
All of this is ultimately what 2012 and the New Age is going to be all about.
Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.
Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi