Edgar Cayce lived from 1877 to 1945 and was dubbed “The Sleeping Prophet” by an early biographer. According to the official website of Cayce’s non-profit organization, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), he was visited by an angel at the age of 13 and found that thereafter he was able to memorize his school books by putting them under his pillow at night.
Cayce gave his first psychic reading in 1901 and starting giving daily readings for health-related issues in 1910. He went through many financial and personal ups and downs throughout his life, but still managed to give thousands of readings on an amazing array of topics.
Along with Paramahansa Yogananda, Edgar Cayce was my first source of extensive New Age spirituality information in the mid-70’s. I read half a dozen books in a short period of time ranging from biography, to Atlantis, healing, ancient Egypt….
Of course, many more authors have since published interpretations of Cayce’s original readings.
Later I joined the A.R.E and ordered a few “Circulating Files” or exact transcriptions of readings on particular topics. One which held special fascination for me was entitled “Egypt at the Time of Ra Ra” and I still have it – at the time, mailed out as copies of rough typewritten pages stapled together at one corner. Now you can get this information from the A.R.E. as Kindle eBooks and digital media from http://www.edgarcayce.org/ or order a catalog from http://www.arecatalog.com/.
At any rate, the file had over 100 pages of transcriptions from Edgar Cayce’s incarnation in Egpyt as Ra-Ta, leader of a different culture who apparently reolcated to Egypt. The original language is dense and sometimes difficult to follow, but still fascinating after all these years. It goes into detail about a long forgotten past including Ra-Ta’s life and associations, the great pyramid and temples of the time.
Probably Cayce is most remembered for his medically oriented readings, in which he had only the scantest information about his clients – mostly long-distance or remote sessions – in which he knew their name and location and that was about it. But he was nonetheless able to provide accurate diagnoses of their medical problems and prescribe remedies with equal success. I have to admit, some of the remedies (like Atomidine, gold chloride and Pazo Ointment) were hard to get decades after the original recommendation had been made!
The Cayce/Wilcock Conundrum
Lately, many comparisons have been drawn between Edgar Cayce and David Wilcock. There are many who feel Wilcock is actually the reincarnation of Cayce based not only upon noteworthy facial resemblance, but also upon the remarkably similar astrological charts of the two men. However, the A.R.E. does not agree that Cayce has reincarnated at this time.
Actually, it was the book The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce? which first drew my attention to David Wilcock.