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Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet

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With unprecedented access to Edgar Cayce's private letters and trance readings, Sidney Kirkpatrick delivers the definitive biography of the renowned psychic.

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Born in rural Kentucky in 1877, Edgar Cayce became known as "the sleeping prophet", and went on to lead an extraordinary life, helping and healing thousands. This is Cayce's fascinating story as it's never been told before.


"Cayce, humble son of Kentucky tobacco farmers, single-handedly fathered the New Age Movement, although he never intended to. Best known for his abilities as a psychic diagnostician, Cayce, with no medical background, would go to sleep and accurately describe illnesses, then proscribe holistic treatments, which, if followed, consistently yielded cures. Gleaning his knowledge from channeling, what he called the 'Source,' Cayce, the 'sleeping prophet,' also predicted both world wars; spoke on metaphysical topics such as reincarnation, Atlantis, and the life of Christ; and expounded ideas that proved to be years ahead of their time.

Kirkpatrick, the only person allowed unrestricted access to all of Cayce's personal writings, presents what every Cayce fan hungers for: a detailed and complete biography that reveals family secrets that were deemed too sensitive to include in earlier works, as well as the long-suppressed identities of the many famous people, from Woodrow Wilson to Thomas Edison, who benefited from Cayce's readings. Kirkpatrick has lovingly renewed the Cayce legacy, bringing forth his spiritual messages of admonishment and hope, which are as significant today as they were in his lifetime."    ~Booklist

"The story of Edgar Cayce has inspired me from the time I was twelve years old. As one of the first well-studied medical intuitives, his work and his life helped blaze the path for the future of medicine."    ~Christiane Northrup, M.D., Wisdom of Menopause

"Mandatory reading."    ~The Denver Post

"The mind is the builder ever, whether in the spirit or in the flesh," the Source said. "If one's mind is filled with those things that bespeak of the spirit, then one becomes spiritual-minded... Envy, strife, selfishness, greediness, avarice, are the children of man! Long-suffering, kindness, brotherly love, good deeds, are the children of the spirit."

Furthermore, the Source suggested that the only sure method of stepping off the seemingly interminable wheel of birth and rebirth was to follow the example of Jesus Christ, who, according to the Source, was the first person to make the transition back to God, the 'Creator.' In this context, the Source highlighted the Biblical teaching that Christ died on the cross to save mankind. He lived and died - the Source said - to provide a living example of man's route back to God. "He is the way, that light ever ready," the Source said.

The route back, the Source said, involves making one's will the same as the will of the Father, as Jesus did on the cross. Although He had the power to save Himself, He showed His faith by leaving His fate in God's hands. (290) It is in connection to this concept that Cayce would quote Jesus as teaching: "If ye would have life, give life" - a more specific version of "you reap what you sow," and "what we do unto others, we truly do unto ourselves."

Author Cayce, Edgar
Coauthor Kirkpatrick, Sidney
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 576 pp.
Publisher Riverhead Books 2001
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