Edgar Cayce Dates Supported by Biblical Breakthrough
I have been a fan of Edgar Cayce's work for most of my life, ever since my late father read out loud to my brothers, mother and I of his life and clairvoyant readings. Little did I know at age 9 that I would one day make a staggering discovery that would heal the rift between science and religion and help to corroborate Cayce's work.
Cayce had risked ridicule in order to help others. As a devout Christian, he felt compelled to be compassionate and to use his God-given gift to do good. Hundreds of people were healed of maladies that medical science had proved incapable of helping. But Cayce's readings were not purely about bodily health. Many of them concerned the spirit or soul—the "true self" or child of God, within. And many of his readings concerned the past lives of the people he was helping.
Many Christians, however, felt that reincarnation was blasphemous. When first he encountered reincarnation, he tended to agree with them. That was until he discovered reincarnation in the Bible. But Cayce was more interested in Truth than popularity. From that time on, he split with the traditionalists.
His wasn't the only split involved here. For nearly two centuries, science gradually had been moving away from religion. For some, there had been an irreconcilable divorce. Biblical literalists have aggravated this rift by claiming that Archbishop Ussher's timeline, or something close to it, is the real timeline of physical reality. That 1650 publication put Noah's Flood at 2348 BC, and the creation of humanity and the universe at 4004 BC.
A Timeline that Doesn't Work
Ussher also believed that the universe would end after 6000 years—a thousand years for every day in Genesis 1. But that didn't happen. The year 1997 came and went without a whimper. We're now at cosmic year 6016 by Ussher's reckoning.
But Ussher's timeline and that of every other literalist has been proven wrong on many different levels. Noah's Flood, for instance, could not have happened anywhere near 2348 BC, because there were too many people on Earth at that time and long afterwards. If the Flood ever did happen, Noah and his family were supposed to have been the only ones around on the entire planet.
But Ussher didn't know what we know now about Egypt and Sumer. Only later historians discovered these facts which are so damning to his timeline. Ussher was a great scholar, but he could only use information that was known during his lifetime.
Scholars in numerous branches of science have proven that the universe is far older than 6016 years. For instance, we have galaxies colliding millions of years ago. It has taken tens of millions of years for their "guts" to be strewn across intergalactic space. It seems unlikely that God would create the aftermath of collisions that never happened.
Anthropologists have found remains of Homo sapiens that are around 200,000 years old. This is the minimum age of humanity, according to science. They may yet discover other bones that are far older.
Discoveries that Changed Everything
Is there a way to heal the rift between science and religion?
While researching background material for a novel, in the early 2000s, I made several such discoveries that collapse the gap between those two fields of thought. I had come across two dates that Cayce had given for events in the Bible and later biblically confirmed those dates. I also found circumstantial, scientific evidence that backed them up.
Instead of 2348 BC for Noah's Flood, Cayce had given 28,000 BC. And instead of 4004 BC for Adam, Cayce had given 10½ million years ago for one of humanity's earliest meetings. Near the start of my research, I had dismissed the 10½ million figure as "impossible." I've since learned to be more humble.
But after a few weeks of research in the Bible's first few books, I made several breakthroughs which confirmed Cayce's two dates. The new biblical timeline pegs Noah's Flood at 27,970 BC and Adam at 10,434,130 BC. These new dates each proved to be a veritable bulls eye—each within 1% of Cayce's rounded approximations.
After such a startling breakthrough, I wanted to ensure that my approach did not involve any form of bias. The factors I had used thematically fit their use as factors to multiply by the ages of the early patriarchs. Also, I was comforted by the fact that the earliest patriarch, Adam, was described in Genesis 5:2 as a tribe, instead of an individual. That several tribes might each last thousands of years was thus not at all unrealistic.
One of the factors—the one which I used from Moses back to Adam—involved time: the length of a generation. The set of factors used from Noah back to Adam each involved cause and effect, especial that of adding "life" or "years."
When I compared the new biblical timeline with those of science, I made another shocking discovery. One species had disappeared right when the Flood had occurred and that species fits the description of the "daughters of men" mentioned in Genesis 6.
On top of these findings, I also discovered the Kabbalists' "Tree of Life" embedded in two chapters of Genesis. This proved that people (the Jewish mystics), who had long believed in reincarnation, also had a hand in writing the Bible's first book, Genesis.
A Book to Document the Research and the Discoveries Made
The book—The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood, is now done and published. I trimmed down the original book to focus on Noah's Flood. But the additional material will become part of "The Bible's Hidden Wisdom" series of books.
If you are interested, check out the website for The Bible's Hidden Wisdom.
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