Back in the early to mid 1980’s I discovered Edgar Cayce and the ARE, which is the Association for Research and Enlightment. Where I grew up in New Jersey, there were very few metaphysical book stores, so I ordered my books on Astrology and other Metaphysical subjects from the ARE book store. I always wanted to visit the ARE center in Virginia Beach, but I never had the chance.
As a long-time Astrology student, I devoured every book I could find on this subject. Today I have a pretty extensive collection of Astrology material and several of these books are used in my work as a Professional Astrologer. What did Edgar Cayce have to say about Astrology? His definition:
“that position in space about our own earth that is under the control of the forces that are within the sphere of that control, and all other spheres without that control. That is Astrology, the study of those conditions. In the beginning, our own plane, the Earth, was set in motion. The planning of other planets began the ruling of the destiny of all matters as created, just as the division of waters was ruled and is ruled by the Moon in its path about the earth, just so as the higher creation as it begun is ruled by the action in conjunction with the planets about the earth. The strongest force used in the destiny of man is the Sun first, then the closer planets to the earth, or those tht are coming to ascension at the time of the birth of the individual. But let it be understood here, no action of any planet or the phases of the Sun, the Moon or any of the heavenly bodies surpass the rule of man’s will power, the power given by the Creator of man in the beginning, when he became a living soul with the power of choosing for himself. The inclinations of man are ruled by the planets under which he is born, for the destiny of man lies within the sphere or scope of the planets.” He goes on and adds, “We see there is the influence of the planets upon an individual, for all must come under that influence, though one may pass from one plane to another without going through all stages of the condition, for only upon the earth plane at present do we find man is flesh and blood, but upon others, do we find those of his own making in the preparation of his own development…… many of the forces of each planet is felt more through the experience, by the entity’s sojourn upon the planets than by the life that is led other than by will, for will is the factor in the mind of man that must be exercised.: Cayce also said many, many thousands of years ago, Astrology was used by the people, per the records of Job, who lived before Moses.
A little bit of information about this very special man taken from the book “Edgar Cayce – The Sleeping Prophet” by Jess Stearn – Edgar would lay down on his couch. He would close his eyes and then start to talk in his sleep. He would be in a trance state and unaware of what he was saying. He tuned in to subconscious information, apparently the product of a Universal Mind which had been available to him since he was young.
He would accurately diagnose sick people who came to him in person, or just wrote to him for help, and consequently cure them. But he also would get predictions of future earth events, as well as information about previous events. His wife wrote down what he said and later his secretary Gladys took over. He could apparently travel in time and space. He spoke of a belief in reincarnation, with its concept of many lives for the same soul spirit. Edgar Cayce, somehow was able to look inside of everything that fell into the realm of his unconscious – – the human body and soul, the earth, the Universe itself. Edgar Cayce was an uneducated man, never having gone beyond the sixth grade in Hopkinsville, Kentucky where he grew up.
Many years have passed since his death in 1945 and the collection of documents on his various readings for people are on file in the library at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. While he was alive, he was scorned by the medical profession, but today many inquiring minds in the medical profession are looking at and using his diagnoses and remedies. One medical authority stated that medically, he was 100 years ahead of his time. Many today are being successfully treated using his readings.
Through the years, I left Edgar Cayce behind and moved forward into other metaphysical pursuits. Recently a friend told me about an Edgar Cayce Study Group and I joined. I learned that these Cayce study groups are happening around the world. I have been guided back into my old books, which I once relied upon for good health, using the Cayce remedies. I did move away from it all, but destiny has brought Cayce back into my life again twenty five years later. I feel the urge to write more about Edgar Cayce in future blogs and I know I am to share more about this amazing man.