I’ve always been drawn to the paranormal, it fascinates me and scares me. It’s no wonder that back in 1974, when I read There Is a River by Thomas Sugrue, I was hooked. I read everything I could get my hands about Edgar Cayce, his life, and his psychic readings. I distinctly remember reading that adjusting the spine to coordinate the nervous system would aid in the body’s ability to heal itself. That concept rang true and lead me to study Joseph Stephenson’s Creative Healing. These techniques are close to the general osteopathic treatment that Cayce often recommended. When Elizabeth, our first child, was born, she struggled to breathe. The doctors did all they could but nothing helped. They planned to do exploratory open thoracic surgery. In desperation, I applied the Creative Healing techniques to adjust her tiny two-day-old spine, reset her rig cage, stimulate her diaphragm, and restore the natural vacuum within her lungs. Without having read about Cayce and my subsequent studies, Elizabeth might not be here today. The Cayce readings inspired me to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. More importantly, they continue to help me better understand our true nature and strive to be a channel of blessings to others.
When I was a child, my mother told me that dreams didn’t mean anything. When I was first introduced to the Cayce information, I was immediately drawn to the fact that dreams were discussed, honored, and meaningful in our lives. I have gained a lot from studying my dreams, and two stand out. In one dream, I was simply given the word VALERIAN (yes, in all caps). I found out that it was a natural herbal sleep aid and I really needed it at the time! The second dream was recurring—I would find myself in dirty bathrooms. At the suggestion of friends, I began cleansing my colon (with capsules). The bathrooms in my dreams got cleaner but still persisted in my dreams. That is when I got my first of many colonics, which were recommended in the readings and have been of great help to me. And while I still dream of bathrooms, now they are clean, and often I am taking other people to them. Is it any wonder then that I became a colon hydrotherapist? Thanks to the Cayce readings and the help of my dreams, I have been of service to others since 2003.
At age 20, I got interested in the Cayce work by reading There Is a River. Skip ahead 20 years when I was struggling with multiple complicated life issues, and I had been asking for divine guidance when while hand washing some dishes, I noticed an image of the A.R.E. bookplate floating under the soapsuds in the sink. I was stunned and forever changed by this and subsequent astonishing experiences. The most important part of my journey, so far, has become learning to trust in the divine. The name Emmanuel is with me constantly now. The knowing that “God is with us” continually inspires my mind, body, and spirit in powerfully beneficial ways. This belief has given me a humble confidence and immeasurable joy. The relationships with like-minded Cayce-oriented people continue to inspire and strengthen me in an upward spiral. The readings are food for the soul, when pondered and applied. One of my favorite readings reminds me/us to condemn no one, including self. A powerful approach to all types of relationships is to magnify the virtues and minimize the faults.
The Association for Research and Enlightenment has fed my mind, body, spirit and soul for 35 years. I am a dedicated DONOR honoring those in education and development of community activities to include conferences, library, health, the spa, and the camp community. The bases of my dedication is the importance of the information found in the Edgar Cayce readings. The assistance the readings have given the world is phenomenal. From China to the high mountains of Peru, this world is a better place because of Edgar Cayce. I am dedicated to making the world a better place.
In my personal journey—one that I am still traveling and seeking—the Edgar Cayce material is an important and living part. The Cayce material gives me a spiritual cohesive and practical framework, a map to better understand and fulfill this quest. And what is this quest? The Cayce readings put well what I see our quest to be: to know ourselves to be ourselves yet one with the Whole. The highest and humblest point in my journey was the honor and words granted to me by my youngest son as he prepared to marry. He asked me to officiate their wedding because, he said, “Dad, you’re the most spiritual guy I know.” Such wonderful humbling words that I continue to strive to deserve and live up to. Words I was able to hear because of the Edgar Cayce material. Thank you A.R.E.
I have been a member of the A.R.E. for over 20 years. I learned about Edgar Cayce in 1983, when I attended Shirley MacLaine’s one-woman show on Broadway. She had just published her book, Out on a Limb, and she captivated me with her stories about her life-changing trip to Peru and her fascination with Edgar Cayce.
I bought MacLaine’s book at the airport, and I couldn’t put it down. I started reading everything I could about Edgar Cayce and the A.R.E. Years later when a A Search for God Study Group was forming in Orlando, I joined the group and hosted meetings in my home.
In 2008, I was elected to the A.R.E. Board of Trustees and served for five years. My time as a Trustee gave me the opportunity to meet and learn from so many like-minded individuals, which has changed my life for the better.
My mother was a spiritual light to many, and introduced us to the Cayce readings and remedies from birth on. She knew how to sustain us body, emotion, and spirit by directing us to this beautiful body of information and wisdom found in the Cayce material. Somehow she knew that these precious tools would help us to navigate the waters of life. This information is like having a guidebook for the soul. My parents encouraged strong spiritual values and deep compassion for all. I was raised in a family of twelve people, and, to this day, we all feel so grateful to have access to the wisdom found in the Cayce material. Today, I am still drinking deeply from this well of knowledge. It, like a true friend, has never left me and has always been with me as a guiding force to help heal and enlighten every aspect of my daily life. I feel lucky to say that I have never known life without Cayce care, Cayce love, and Cayce wisdom. Now that is a Blessed life!
I have been reading paranormal material since I was 11 or 12 and so often saw the name Edgar Cayce. When I met my husband, he kept recommending that I read There Is a River. A year or so after we married, I found the book beside the bed and picked it up intending to read it for just a few minutes to help me sleep. Well, a few minutes turned into several hours. I finally forced myself to put it down around 2 a.m., but I couldn't wait to get home from work the next day to finish it. It gave me a much larger view of the universe and our purpose in life than I had ever thought possible. I had an actual physical sensation of the expansion in consciousness I had gained from that single book. We immediately became A.R.E. members and began driving across the country regularly to attend conferences in Virginia Beach. Ten years later, I started on the greatest journey of all with A Search for God Study Group. Twenty-seven years later, and that group experience, and the people I have encountered along the way, have continued to contribute more to my spiritual growth than I could ever repay.
My earliest memories, through age 25, had always reminded me of how I did not seem to fit in with the rest of the world, and the struggle to make sense of everything taught me to seek harder, and forced me to pray. One day, in an attempt to prove to my mother that her idea of reincarnation was wrong, I took the book she was reading and decided to use it as my proof. The book was The Story of Jesus by Jeffery Furst, and lo-and-behold, the first statement I read was, “Q. When did Jesus know He was to become the Savior of the world?” The answer, “When He fell in Eden!” Suddenly the “thousand piece puzzle” of life assembled itself within me. From that moment on, I seemed to have the remembrance and knowledge of my place in relation to the Divine, a good idea of the plan He intended for us, and a strong sense of my own purpose, and the Edgar Cayce readings confirmed everything beautifully. To know that I am loved, and to give others a similar opportunity via the information contained in the readings as I experienced, are two reasons to give back, and press onward.
Before she passed at age 104, Judy Eubank made a gift of a bequest to Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., she attributing her longevity to the Edgar Cayce health readings.