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Edgar Cayce Prophecies

Updated on April 4, 2010

Edgar Cayce Prophecies Revealed

Edgar Cayce is one of the most interesting and remarkable people of his era. His amazing range of psychic abilities has remained unsurpassed to the present day. Both fascinating and controversial, Edgar Cayce and his work survive today, long after his death, through his Association for Research and Enlightenment.

We're all familiar with Nostradamus and his fame as a prophesier, but far fewer people are aware of America's Edgar Cayce. Cayce left an amazing legacy in his wake. So, what were his forecasts, predictions and prophecies for the future? Can his amazing psychic abilities help mankind going forward?

We will research and reveal Edgar Cayce's predictions and forecasts and evaluate the implications for our lives.

(Picture Edgar Cayce, 1910)

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Edgar Cayce: An Introduction

History and Background America's Most Famous Psychic

So who is Edgar Cayce and how did he become America's most famous psychic?

Cayce was born on a farm in rural Kentucky, near the town of Beverly on March 18, 1877. When he was 16, his family moved to the town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Edgar attended school, completing a 9th grade education. He later worked as a clerk in a dry goods store and subsequently at a bookstore. This early period of Cayce's life was characterized by his working class family's financial struggles.

Cayce was a deeply religious man his entire life and belonged to The Disciples of Christ, a mainline protestant denomination, with roots in Kentucky. Within his church, Cayce taught Sunday school for children and always took on an active role in church affairs. Because of his Christian beliefs, Edgar later experienced inner turmoil with his astounding psychic abilities. He worried about the legitimacy of his revelations in view of religious teachings.

In 1900, while working with his father in an insurance business, Cayce developed a severe case of laryngitis and was unable to continue. This affliction and Cayce's pursuit of a cure, would ultimately result in the development of his incredible psychic gifts.

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Lightning Sky

The Manifestation of Edgar Cayce's Psychic Abilities

Amazing Results of Hypnosis

In 1901, at the Hopkinsville Kentucky Opera House, a traveling stage hypnotist offered to try and assist Cayce in recovering his normal speaking voice. Edgar agreed to this public experiment and was successfully able to recover his voice publicly, while under hypnotic trance. After coming out of trance, Cayce again lost his voice, in spite of the hypnotist's post-hypnotic suggestion. This initial episode however, motivated Cayce to continue working with a local hypnotist who had volunteered to work with him.

In subsequent hypnotherapy sessions, Cayce was able to diagnose his chronic laryngitis as "psychological paralysis," a result of decreased blood flow to his larynx. He was then given hypnotic suggestions to correct the blood flow to his larynx, which reportedly resulted in his face and chest area turning bright red. After 20 minutes in this trance, Cayce is said to have then told his hypnotist, under trance, that his cure was complete. Afterward, and following several similar treatments while under hypnotic trance, he was cured of his chronic, debilitating laryngitis condition.

Edgar Cayce and his hypnotist, Al Layne, then began experimenting further with Cayce's diagnostic capabilities while in a state of hypnotic trance. They were amazed with the accuracy and results obtained. At this time, Al Layne was influenced in this work by French hypnotist, Marquis de Puységur, who was investigating the effectiveness of similar hypnotic cures and the boundaries of hypnotic suggestion. Cayce was reportedly so successful in diagnosing medical problems and effective cures for other people, while in a state of hypnotic trance, that Layne talked him into providing services to the public.

Cayce Hospital built in 1929
Cayce Hospital built in 1929

Edgar Cayce's Astonishing Psychic Gifts

The demonstrated powers of hypnotic trance

At the urging of his colleague and hypnotist, Al Layne, Cayce began to give trance medical assistance to the public free of charge. During this period, as well as the rest of his career, he relied on voluntary donations to continue his work full-time for those in need. He began to win widespread fame and notoriety for his healing success with clients. He continued with his trance work and it was soon discovered that he did not need to have a patient with him and could just as easily diagnose and prescribe a remedy, using only a letter from the person and a name and address. He was soon receiving treatment requests from all over the world by mail.

Cayce's work was reported by newspapers all over the world and he was soon hailed as "The Miracle Worker of Virginia Beach."

He was eventually persuaded to travel to Texas and to undertake trance work experimentally, in areas other than health care. He was called upon to make predictions for everything from cotton futures, to gold mine locations. Still refusing any type of payment for his work in spite of his economic need, he was largely unsuccessful in predicting outcomes for profit motives (no better than chance outcomes). Cayce, in an exhausted and reflective state of mind, moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1925, vowing never again to attempt any of his work except for those in need. It was during this period in Texas, that he also produced some of his most controversial and personally troubling revelations. These revelations concerned topics such as reincarnation, which led to criticism of his work from various Christian leaders and groups.

All of Edgar Cayce's work was undertaken while in a state of hypnotic trance and after 1923, most of his trance sessions were recorded. Initially Cayce worked with Al Layne as his hypnotist and later with both his wife and son in this role. He used the services of a full-time secretary, Gladys Davis, to record his sessions in shorthand. Many of his thousands of recorded sessions were saved in his archives and are still available and maintained by his Association for Research & Enlightenment. in Virginia Beach.

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Flower Fields

Cayce's Mature Period 1923-1945

Cayce Begins his Life's Work

Upon returning east to Virginia Beach, Cayce began his life's work in earnest. His hospital was established in 1929 through the patronage of one of his wealthy clients. During this period, his readings also began dealing increasingly with esoteric and occult themes.

In order to keep up with the requests and demand for his readings, Cayce worked tirelessly. He began doing 8 readings a day. His workload took it's toll on him leaving him fatigued and drained emotionally much of the time. Edgar Cayce died as a result of a stroke in 1945 and had prophesied this demise based on his strenuous workload and work habits.

Cayce's standard method of trance work (referred to as a "reading) was to lie down and enter a hypnotic trance state, with the help of an assistant (his wife or son at this point). He would then be asked a series of questions from whomever requested the reading, concerning a health, emotional or spiritual problem the requester was having. Cayce's responses to these questions would be recorded and relayed back to the client. Upon coming out of his trance, Cayce claimed to be completely unaware of his readings.

After 1923 these readings were recorded and maintained. There are approximately 14,000 preserved recordings remaining from the period between 1923 and 1945 and it is believed around 8,000 pre-1923 recordings are lost.

Edgar Cayce
Edgar Cayce

Some of Cayce's Significant Prophesies and Predictions

According to, The Sleeping Prophet.org, The following 7 events were correctly prophesied by Edgar Cayce:

1). The Stock Market Crash of 1929 Cayce reading of March 6, 1929.

2). The 2004 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean Cayce reading of April 28, 1941

3). The Shifting of the Earth's Poles Has Begun Edgar Cayce reading August 11, 1936

4). Convergence of Communications Companies and Technologies Cayce reading April 7, 1929

5). There Was a Community of People Called the Essenes - and Cayce Described Them in Detail Years Before the Discovery of the

Dead Sea Scrolls Cayce reading June 21, 1942

6). Blood Used as Diagnostic Tool Cayce reading November 10, 1927

7). La Niña and El Niño Weather Patterns Cayce reading May 28, 1926

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Orange Flower

Edgar Cayce's Prophesies Yet to Come

Again, According to The Sleeping Prophet.org affiliated with The Association for Research & Enlightenment:

The Following Are: Cayce's 7 Prophecies Yet To Come

1). Can We Live Forever? "Many of the organs and the conditions show the changes as come about by the natural, or so called natural conditions in changes as the body succumbs to the effects of age or usage in the system. Much of this may be overcome. (Man should live much longer than has been ordinarily given - and will!)" Edgar Cayce Reading 244-2 - October 18, 1926

2). Can a Perpetual Motion Machine Be Designed - a Machine That "Fuels" Itself? "Yes, we have the body and inquiring mind of [4666], also the associations and those conditions surrounding the perfection of motor which will develop power in its own action".

3). Are We in the Midst of a "Religious War"? "Hence in the present, train the entity in law - diplomatic law; that will have to deal with many countries, many problems - not only political but social and religious. For, eventually the entity will see a religious war." Edgar Cayce reading 2542-1 -July 24, 1941

4). Is a New "Root Race" Evolving? "This may not be entered without an understanding, for those that were left as guards may not be passed until after a period of their regeneration in the Mount, or the fifth root race begins." Edgar Cayce reading 5748-6 - July 1, 1932

5). Will the Three Halls of Records Be Discovered? "As to where the records are - in the hall of records not yet opened!" Edgar Cayce reading 1436-3 - September 9, 1937.

6). Will There Be a Second Coming? "(Q) What is meant by 'the day of the Lord is near at hand'? (A) That as has been promised through the prophets and the sages of old, the time - and half time - has been and is being fulfilled in this day and generation, and that soon there will again appear in the earth that one through whom many will be called to meet those that are preparing the way for His day in the earth. The Lord, then, will come, even as ye have seen him go." Edgar Cayce reading 262-49 - July 9, 1933

7). What Is the Shape of the World to Come? "In the next few years lands will appear in the Atlantic as well as in the Pacific. And what is the coast line now of many a land will be the bed of the ocean. Even many of the battle fields of the present will be ocean, will be the seas, the bays, the lands over which the new order will carry on their trade as one with another. Portions of the now east coast of New York, or New York City itself, will in the main disappear."

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Artistic Floral

Edgar Cayce's Prophecies and The End of the Mayan Calendar in 2012

Are we doomed to extinction or blessed with a rebirth?

As the year 2012 approaches many who respect the wisdom of ancient cultures will be attuned to current and future events, anticipating major changes in the world as we currently know it. Will we be swept away in a cataclysmic reign of destruction and apocalypse, or are we on the verge of a new age of understanding and growth?

What does the end of the current Mayan calendar actually mean? Many are reading into this event as an end time - but is it really?

What does Edgar Cayce's Association for Research & Enlightenment have to say about this event with respect to the teachings and prophesies of Edgar Cayce?

The current Mayan World Age ends in 2012, Mayan World Ages last 13 Baktuns (Mayan time measurement), or 5,125 of our years. At this point the Mayan time measurement is reset to "0" for the beginning of a new World Age measurement. The Mayan Age of Movement or Change will end on December 21, 2012, the winter solstice. This Mayan Age began on August 11, 3114 BC - think of all the change that has occurred in the world since 3114 BC!

A recent translation of Mayan text at Tortuguero, a Classic Maya site north of Palenque, explicitly points to the date December 21, 2012. It depicts creation lord Bolon Yokte as descending, evidence that the Mayans believed that 2012 would be the beginning of a new age, a recreation.

"As we can see, the end of the Mayan Calendar and the Age of Movement is simply the end of an Age. And, important to us, it marks the beginning of the next cycle of rebirth, renewal, and resurrection to even higher levels of enlightenment and understanding."

Sleeping Prophet.org

Mayan descendants maintain a tale of two more World Ages to follow after the Age of Movement/ Change ends on 12/21/2012. These ages are " The Age of the Spirit of All Living Things, followed by "Age of the Return to Oneness." There is much work yet to be done!

Caye believed that as change cycles come around again, we are nearing a time when the level of consciousness and relationship with the Creative Forces will allow us once again to regain lost powers. How many of us will catch this vision and raise our consciousness to contribute to a new age of enlightenment, may greatly determine what occurs in January 2013.

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      Angelgirl1976 5 years ago

      A fascinating lens about a great man with a great gift.

      It is now Agust 2012 so 21/12/2012 is not far away now, but if anything dose happen, I hope it is not all death and distruction as some are saying.

      Really interesting lens 10/10 :)

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      casquid 5 years ago

      This information sparks more interest, as a friend of mine is a member of A.R.E.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Fascinating! Glad to know more about Edgar Cayce. Good job!

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      Delia 7 years ago

      I have always admired Edgar Cayce and his gift, or was it a curse to live with this? I saw a great documentary on him a few months back...the lens is well done...5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Excellent well done. Always been and admirer of Edgar Cayce and the manner in which he lived his life. He died helping others. Don't know why there hasn't been a movie made about this prophet. Thanks for the lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Excellent well done. Always been and admirer of Edgar Cayce and the manner in which he lived his life. He died helping others. Don't know why there hasn't been a movie made about this prophet. Thanks for the lens.