The Sleeping Prophet
Cayce was born on a farm near Hopkinsville, Kentucky
on March 18, 1877. At an early age he gave evidence of his budding talent:
he was able to master his school lessons by sleeping on his books. At the age of twenty-one he developed a gradual throat
paralysis which threatened the loss of his voice. When doctors were unable to find a cause for his condition, Cayce entered
the same hypnotic sleep that had enabled him to learn his school lessons years before. In that state, he was able to recommend
a cure which successfully repaired his throat muscles and restored his voice. It was soon discovered that he could do the
same for others.
For most of his adult life, Edgar Cayce was able to provide
intuitive insights into nearly any question imaginable. When individuals came to him with a question, he would place himself
into a sleep-induced sleep state. While in that state he could respond to virtually any question asked. His responses have
come to be called "readings". Today his psychic readings constitute one of the largest and most impressive records of intuitive
information to emanate from a single individual.
For many years the information dealt mainly with medical
problems. Eventually the scope of his readings expanded to include such topics as meditation, dreams, reincarnation, and prophecy.
The transcripts have provided the basis for over 300 popular books about Cayce's work.
Mr. Cayce's theories on the end times of this planet are
very enlightening and show a global major change in 1998. He prophesized the Sphinx had been built in 10,500 BC and that survivors
of Atlantis had concealed beneath it a "Hall of Records" containing all the wisdom of their lost civilization and the true
history of the human race. Cayce prophesied that this Hall of Records would be rediscovered and opened between 1996 and 1998.
He connected the opening to the second coming of Christ.
Edgar Cayce gave over 14,000 readings between the years 1901
and 1945, covering more than 10,000 topics. Among the topics he channeled were prehistorical civilizations, specifically,
Atlantis and its influence on other cultures existing at the time.
He ending every reading by saying, "We are through".
The sleeping prophet, as Cayce has been nicknamed, predicted
the beginning and end of both the First and Second World Wars, and the lifting of the Depression in 1933. In the 1920s, he
first warned of coming racial strife in the United States,
and in 1939 he predicted the deaths of two presidents in office; "Ye are to have turmoils -- ye are to have strife between
capital and labor. Ye are to have a division in thy own land, before ye have the second of the Presidents that next will not
live through his office... a mob rule!" President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office in April 1945. In November 1963, President
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, when
racial tensions in the United States were at their height.
"Unless there is more give and take, "Cayce said, "consideration for those who produce, with better division of the excess
profits from labor, there must be greater turmoil in the land."
In October 1935, Cayce spoke of the coming holocaust in Europe.
The Austrians and Germans, he said, and later the Japanese, would take sides. "Thus an unseen force, gradually growing, must
result in an almost direct opposition to the Nazi, or Aryan theme. This will gradually produce a growth of animosities. And
unless there is interference by what many call supernatural forces and influences -- which are active in the affairs of nations
and peoples -- the whole world as it were... will be set on fire by militaristic groups and people who are for power expansion."
Two of Cayce's major predictions concerned the futures of
China and the Soviet Union, the world's
great Communist giants. In 1944, he prophesied that China
would one day be "the cradle of Christianity as applied in the lives of men." Through Russia,
he said "comes the hope of the world. Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism -- no! But freedom
-- freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man. The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be
crystallized; yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the
world." Russia, he said, would be guided by friendship with
the United States. Its attempt to rule "not only the economic,
but the mental and spiritual life" of its people was doomed to failure.
Cayce also predicted the possibility of a third world war.
He spoke of strifes arising "near the Davis Straits," and "in Libya,
and in Egypt, in Ankara,
and in Syria; through the straits around those areas above
Australia, in the Indian Ocean and
the Persian Gulf." When asked in June 1943 whether it would be feasible to work towards an international
currency or a stabilization of international exchange levels when the war had ended, Cayce replied that it would be a long,
long time before this would happen. Indeed, he said, "there may be another war over just such conditions."
Cayce believed in reincarnation. Each person, in his view,
existed in a self-conscious form before birth and would exist again after death. As well as his health readings, Cayce gave
many hundreds of so-called "life" readings, during which he would describe his subject's past lives. A number of those readings
referred to past incarnations in the legendary lost land of Atlantis.
In all, Cayce referred to Atlantis no fewer than seven hundred times in his readings over a span of twenty years.
He maintained that Atlantis had a civilization which was
technologically superior to our own, and that its last surviving islands had disappeared in the area of the Caribbean
some ten thousand years ago. His most specifically timed forecast was that Atlantis would rise again in 1968 or 1969. Needless
to say, Cayce was wrong on that count. [Note: However, it was in that timeframe that the "Bimini
Road" was located in the Atlantic Ocean. Whether this is a "road" or "natural,
geologic erosion" is being hotly debated.]
Cayce said the size of Atlantis was equal to "that of Europe,
including Asia in Europe." He saw visions of a continent which had gone through
three major periods of division; the first two about 15,600 BCE, when the mainland was divided into islands. The three main
islands Cayce named Poseida, Og and Aryan. He said the Atlanteans had constructed giant laser-like crystals for power plants,
and that these had been responsible for the second destruction of the land. Cayce blamed the final destruction on the disintegration
of the Atlantean culture through greed and lust. But before the legendary land disappeared under the waves, Cayce believed
there was an exodus of many Atlanteans through Egypt and further
afield. Cayce attributed history's Great Flood in part to the sinking of the last huge remnants of Atlantis.
Other predictions were about dramatic changes in the Earth's
surface in the period of 1958 to 1998. The cause of these he put down to a tilting in the Earth's rotational axis which he
said would begin in 1936.
The first sign of this change in the Earth's core would be
the "breaking up of some conditions" in the South Pacific and "sinking or rising" in the Mediterranean
or Etna area. Cayce forecast that, by the end of the century, New York, Los
Angeles and San Francisco would be destroyed. He said that
"the greater portion of Japan must go into the sea" at this
time, and that northern Europe would be "changed as in the twinkling of an eye." In 1941, Cayce predicted
that lands would appear in the Atlantic and the Pacific in the coming years, and that "the coastline
now of many a land will be the bed of the ocean. Even many of the battlefields of (1941) will be ocean; will be the sea, the
bays, the lands over which the new order will carry on their trade as with one another."
"Watch New York, Connecticut
and the like. Many portions of the east coast will be disturbed, as well as many portions of the west coast, as well as the
central portion of the United States. Los
Angeles, San Francisco, most of all these will be among
those that will be destroyed before New York, or New York
City itself, will in the main disappear. This will be another generation though, here; while the southern
portions of Carolina, Georgia, these
will disappear. This will be much sooner. The waters of the Great Lakes will empty into the Gulf
Cayce prophesied that the Earth's axis would be shifted by
the year 2001, bringing on reversals in climate, "so that where there has been a frigid or semi-tropical climate, there will
be a more tropical one, and moss and fern will grow." By this time, he indicated, a new cycle would begin.
Edgar Cayce's last reading on 17 September 1944, was for himself. He was now receiving thousands of requests for assistance. His
own readings had repeatedly warned him that he should not try to undertake more than two sessions a day. But many of the letters
he received were from mothers worried about their sons on the battlefields, and Cayce felt he could not refuse them his aid.
His last reading told him that the time had come for him to stop working and rest. On New Year's Day, 1945, he announced that
he would be buried on the fifth of January. He was right.
Ten years earlier, Cayce had written a brief account of his
work. In it, he said, "The life of a person endowed with such powers is not easy. For more than forty years now I have been
giving readings to those who came seeking help. Thirty-five years ago the jeers, scorn and laughter were even louder than
today. I have faced the laughter of ignorant crowds, the withering scorn of tabloid headlines, and the cold smirk of self-satisfied
intellectuals. But I have also known the wordless happiness of little children who have been helped, the gratitude of fathers
and mothers and friends... I believe that the attitude of the scientific world is gradually changing towards these subjects."
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home
in Pinewood on Lake Drive, Va. Beach, Va., this 28th day of April, 1932.
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Mildred Davis, H. L. & L. B. Cayce.
R E A D I N G Time of Reading 10:45
A. M. Eastern Standard Time.
1. GC: You will have before you the information given through
this channel on the Lost Continent of Atlantis. You will please answer the questions which I will ask regarding this:
2. EC: Yes, we have the information that has been given as
respecting the continent Atlantis; also the information that has been given through these channels as respecting same. Ready
3. (Q) In what country, and in connection with what religion
or philosophy, did Jesus live as Ur? [As indicated in 364-7, Par. 8-A.] (A) Ur
was rather a land, a place, a city - and the thought, or intent, or the call was from Ur.
Ur, then, as presented or represented in the experience of Jesus, as one that
impelled or guided those thoughts in that period, or experience.
4. (Q) What part did Jesus play in any of His reincarnations
in the development of the basic teachings of the following religions and philosophies? First, Buddhism: (A) this is just one.
5. (Q) Mohammedanism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Brahmanism,
Platonism, Judaism. (A) As has been indicated, the entity - as an entity - influenced either directly or indirectly all those
forms of philosophy or religious thought that taught God was One.
In the first, as one that associated with - in the meditation
or spirit of - that one guiding same, and those things that have been added to are much in the same manner that was added
to in Judaism. Whether in Buddhism, Mohammedanism, Confucianism, Platonism, or what - these have been added too much from
that as was given by Jesus in His walk in Galilee and Judea. In all of these,
then, there is that same impelling spirit.
What individuals have done, do, TO the principles or the
spirit of same - in turning this aside to meet their OWN immediate needs in material planes, or places has made for that as
becomes an outstanding thing, as a moralist or the head of any independent religious force or power; for, as has been given,
"Know, O Israel, the Lord thy God is ONE!" whether this is directing one of the Confucius' thought, Brahman thought, Buddha
thought, Mohammedan thought; these are as teachers or representatives, or to make more of the distinct change - as was in
that as given by the apostle to the gentiles: "I hear there are divisions among you. Some say I am Paul, another I am Apollos,
another I am of Caiaphas. Paul may minister, Apollos may have watered, but it's GOD that gives the increase!"
The Spirit of the Creative Force, and as such the Son represented
in the spirit in that as was made manifest in the earth. Not as ONLY one, but THE only one; for, as He gave, "He that climbs
up any other way is a thief and a robber." As the Spirit of the Master, the Spirit of the Son, was manifest - as was given
- to each in their respective sphere. As it is today. As it was of yore. God calls on man everywhere to seek His face, through
that channel that may be blessed by the Spirit of the Son - in whatever sphere this may take its form.
Because there are contentions, because there is the lack
of the giving and taking as to others' thought, does not change God's attitude one whit; neither does it make one above another;
for, as has been given, there IS ONLY one - the others are as those acting in the capacity of the thought that was given to
them through that same power, that "In the last days has He spoken unto us through the Son, as one born out of due season."
We find the same contentions arising in that called in the present denominationalism, and each one crying, "Lo, here is Christ
- Lo, this is the manner of approach - Lo, unless ye do this or that ye have no part in Him." "He that loves me will keep
my commandments." What are the commandments? "Thou shalt have no other GOD before me", and "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
In this is builded the whole LAW and gospel of every age that has said, "There is ONE God!"
6. (Q) What name was borne by Jesus in His reincarnations
in France, England,
America? (A) Rather these have been as the Spirit of the Christ,
or the Master walked among men, than incarnated in these different countries; for whether among the priest, as it were, in
France - or among the lowly monk in England, or the warrior bold in America, the SPIRIT that "God is ONE! Prefer thy neighbor,
thy brother, before thyself!" These, as we find, took possession of - or rather labored with, until their own PERSONALITIES
were laid aside in individuals. Do thou likewise, would thou have Him walk with thee. "Not my will, O Lord, but thine, be
done in me - this day, now!"
7. (Q) Was Atlantis one of the five points at which man appeared
in the beginning, being the home of the red race? (A) One of the five points. As has been given, in what is known as Gobi,
India, in Carpathia [?], or in that known as the Andes, and that known as in the western plain of what is now called America
- the five places.
In their presentation, as we find, these - in the five places,
as MAN (Let's get the difference in that as first appeared in what is known as Atlantis, and that as MAN appearing from those
projections in the five places - and, as has been given, from their environ took on that as became necessary for the meeting
of those varying conditions under which their individualities and personalities began to put on form) - one in the white,
another in the brown, another in the black, another in the red. These, as we find, taking that form - Would snow be the place
for the black? or the sun the place for the white? or the desert and the hills for either the white or black? as were partakers
of those things that brought about those variations in that which enters, or becomes as the outer presentation, or the skin,
or the pigment that is presented in same. [See 5/2/63 in 364-9, Par. R1.]
8. (Q) The center or beginning of these projections was in
Atlantis? (A) Was in Atlantis. Hence we have, as from the second incarnation there - or the story as is given in Judaism doesn't
vary a great deal from that of the Chaldean; neither does it vary at all from that that WILL be discovered in Yucatan; nor
does it vary a great deal from that as from the OLDER ones of the Indian (East Indian, of course - as it is from the present).
9. (Q) What was the greatest period of the development of
the occult sciences in Atlantis and how did the people use them? (A) This, as we will find, will require a great deal of an
explanation even to bring to the consciousness of an individual, in the present day way of thinking, as to what is meant by
occult or mystic science; for the NATURAL trend - or the NATURAL condition of individuals, or entities - was the USE of these;
as it is natural to eat!
Reading Topic - OCCULT: ATLANTIS
TEXT OF READING 364-10
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home in
Pinewood on Lake Drive, Virginia Beach, Va., this 28th day of April, 1932, in accordance with request made by those present.
P R E S E N
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Mildred Davis, H. L. & L. B. Cayce.
R E A D I N G Time of Reading 3:00
1. GC: You will have before you the information given through
this channel on the lost continent of Atlantis. You will please continue with this information, and answer the questions which
I will ask regarding same.
2. EC: Yes. In understanding, then, in the present terminology,
occult science, or psychic science - as seen, this was the natural or nature's activity in that experience, and not termed
a science - any more than would be the desire for food by a new born babe. Rather the natural consequence. This explanation
may of necessity take on some forms that may possibly be confusing at times, but illustrations may be made through the various
types of occult science, or psychic manifestations, that may clarify for the student something of the various types of psychic
manifestations in the present, as well as that that was natural in this period.
3. There is, as has been oft given, quite a difference -
and much differentiation should be made - in mysticism and psychic, or occult science as termed today.
4. From that which has been given, it is seen that individuals
in the beginning were more of thought forms than individual entities with personalities as seen in the present, and their
projections into the realms of fields of thought that pertain to a developing or evolving world of matter, with the varied
presentations about same, of the expressions or attributes in the various things about the entity or individual, or body,
through which such science - as termed now, or such phenomena as would be termed - became manifest. Hence we find occult or
psychic science, as would be called at the present, was rather the natural state of man in the beginning. Very much as (in
illustration) when a baby, or babe, is born into the world and its appetite is first satisfied, and it lies sleeping. Of what
is its dreams? That it expects to be, or that it has been? Of what are thoughts? That which is to be, or that which has been,
or that which is? Now remember we are speaking - these were thought forms, and we are finding again the illustrations of same!
5. When the mental body (Now revert back to what you are
calling science) - when the mental body, or mind, has had training, or has gone through a course of operations in certain
directions, such individuals are called so-and-so minded; as one of an inventive turn, and trained; one of a statistician
turn, and trained; one of a theologian turn, and trained; one of philosophical turn, and trained. Of what does the mind build?
We have turned, then, to that that has become very material, for the mind constantly trained makes for itself MENTAL pictures,
or makes for that as is reasoned with from its own present dimensional viewpoints - but the babe, from whence its reasoning?
from whence its dream?
From that has been taken in, or that that has been its experience
from whence it came? Oft has it been said, and rightly, with a babe's smile 'Dreaming of angels', and close in touch with
them - but what has PRODUCED that dream? The contact with that upon which IT has fed! Don't forget our premise now from which
we are reasoning! and we will find that we will have the premise from which those individuals, or the entities, reasoned within
the beginning in this land. (We are speaking of Atlanteans, when they became as thought forces.) From whence did THEY reason?
From the Creative Forces from which they had received their impetus, but acted upon by the thought FORMS as were in MATERIAL
forms about them, and given that power (will) to be one WITH that from what it sprang or was given its impetus, or force,
yet with the ability to USE that in the way that seemed, or seemeth, good or well, or pleasing, unto itself. Hence we find
in this particular moulding or mouldive stage, that in which there was the greater development of, and use of, that as is
termed or called psychic and occult forces, or science - in the present terminology, or age.
6. Illustrating, then, that as to how this was used by those
entities, those beings, in the formative stage of their experience or sojourn among that as had been created in all of its
splendor to supply every want or desire that might be called forth by that being, with all of its attributes physical, mental
AND SPIRITUAL at hand; for, as has been given, even unto the four hundred thousandth generation from the first creation was
it prepared for man's indwelling. As we today (turn to today), we find there the developments of those resources. How long
have they remained? Since the beginning! How long has man been able to use them for his undoing, or his pleasure, or for his
regeneration? Since the knowledge of some source has awakened within its psychic force, or source, of the apparatus, or the
form that it takes, either in a physical or mental (for remember, Mind is the Builder - and it moves along those channels
through which, and by which, it may bring into existence in whatever dimension or sphere from which it is reasoning, or reasoning
toward - see) - and as these may be illustrated in the present:
7. When there is a manifestation of a psychic force, or an
occult action, or phenomena, or activity in, upon, of or for, an individual, there is then the rolling back, as it were, or
a portion of the physical consciousness - or that mental trained individual consciousness - has been rolled aside, or rolled
back, and there is then a visioning - To what? That as from the beginning, a projection OF that form that assumed its position
or condition in the earth as from the beginning, and with those so endowed with that as may be called an insight into psychic
sources there may be visioned about a body its astral (if chosen to be termed), rather its THOUGHT body, as is projected FROM
same in such a state; especially so when there is the induction, or the inducing of, an unconsciousness of the normal brain,
or normal mental body.
Submerged - into what? Into the unconscious, or subconscious.
Sub, in THIS instance, meaning BELOW - not above normal; below - SUBJECTED to the higher consciousness, or to the higher thought,
that has been builded - just as sure as has a physical body been builded, from what? That as has been given from its first
nucleus as passed through in its experience. Then there may be visioned by such a body, as may be called with the second sight,
or with a vision, that accompanying thought body of such a one, manifesting in much the way and manner as individuals in the
Atlantean period of psychic and occult development brought about in their experience. Through such projections there came
about that first necessity of the division of the body, to conform to those necessities of that as seen in its own mental
vision as builded (MENTAL now - Don't confuse these terms, or else you will become VERY confused in what is being given!).
8. The mental vision by its action upon what body is being
builded? On the mental body of the individual in a material world, out of Spirit, out of the ability to have all the attributes
of the spiritual or unseen forces - but MATERIALIZED forces, as is necessary from the mental body in a material world MENTALLY
trained to, or in, certain directions, or given directions, or following the natural bent of its threefold or three-ply body,
as is seen in every individual or every entity. As these projected themselves, then we find these DEVELOPMENTS were in this
portion of the development in the Atlantean period.
How were these used? In much as were from the beginning.
Remember there was ever the instruction to those peoples that were to hold to that that would bring for the spiritual forces,
rather than the abuses of the abilities - as those with familiar spirits, as those that spoke to or partook of the divinations
of those that had passed from the earth's plane, or those that partook of the animal magnetism - that came from the universal
consciousness of animal matter as passed into its experience, in its interchange through those periods of integration and
disintegration - and the spirit forces possessing those that would lay themselves open to such conditions, for these are as
real as physical bodies if the attunements of the entity are such that it may vision them! and they are about you always,
These, then, are entities - sure; whether animal or those
endowed with the soul - until they pass through those changes - as there ever has been, see? Also there are those that ever
make for those channels in the psychic and occult (we are speaking of, through which man - as it reached that stage, or that
position that it became farther and farther from its natural sources, through the same CHARACTER of channel may it communicate
with that from which it is a portion of, or the Creative Forces), and hence the terminology arose as 'Good Spirits' and 'Bad
Spirits'; for there are those that partake of the earth, or of the carnal forces, rather than of those forces that are of
the spiritual or CREATIVE.
Those that are destruction are of the Earth. Those that are
constructive, then, are the good - or the divine and the devilish, bringing for those developments in their various phases.
Hence the greater development of that called occult, or psychic forces, during the Atlantean period - and the use of same,
and the abuse of same - was during its first thousand years, as we would call light years; not the light of the star, but
the sun goes down and the sun goes down - years. That brought about those cycles, or those changes. Hence we have that which
has been given through many of the sources of information, or the channels for individuals - and in those, these, the entity
- as a voice upon waters, or as the wind that moved among the reeds and harkened, or again as when the morning stars sang
together and the sons of God beheld the coming of man into his own, through the various realms as were brought by the magnifying
of, or the deteriorating of, the use of those forces and powers as manifested themselves in a MATERIAL area, or those that
partook of carnal to the gratification of that that brought about its continual HARDENING and less ability to harken back
through that from WHICH it came, and partaking more and more OF that upon which it became an eater of; or, as is seen even
in the material forces in the present: We find those that partake of certain elements, unless these become very well balanced
WITH all SOURCES - Of what?
That of which there were the first causes, or nature, or
natural, or God's sources or forces are. Hence ELEMENTS - not rudiments; elements - as are termed in the terminology of the
student of the anatomical, physiological, psychological forces within a body - GERMS! Sure they are germs! for each are as
atoms of power - From what? That source from which it has drawn its essence upon what it feeds. Is one feeding, then, its
soul? or is one feeding its body? or is one feeding that inter between (its mental body) to its own undoing, or to those foolishnesses
of the simple things of life? Being able, then, to partake OF the physical but not a part of same - but more and more feeding
upon those sources from which it emanates itself, or of the SPIRITUAL life, so that the physical body, the mental body, are
attuned TO its soul forces, or its soul source, its Creator, its Maker, in such a way and manner, as it develops.
9. What, then, IS psychic force? What IS occult science?
A developing of the abilities within each individual that has not lost its sonship, or its relation to its Creator, to live
upon - or demonstrate more and more through phenomena of whatever nature from which it takes its source, for that individual
activity of that entity itself through the stages of development through which it has passed, and giving of its life source
that there may be brought INTO being that which gives more knowledge of the source FROM which the entity ESSENCE (Isn't a
good word, but signifies that intended to be expressed; not elements, not rudiments, but ESSENCE of the entity itself, ITS
spirit and soul - its spirit being its portion of the Creator, its soul that of its entity itself, making itself individual,
separate entity, that may be one WITH the Creative Force from which it comes - or which it is! of which it is made up, in
its atomic forces, or in its very essence itself!) emanates; and the more this may be manifest, the greater becomes the occult
10. To what uses, then, did these people in this particular
period give their efforts, and in what directions were they active? As many almost as there were individuals! for, as we find
from the records as are made, to some there was given the power to become the sons of God; others were workers in brass, in
iron, in silver, in gold; others were made in music, and the instruments of music. These, then, we find in the world today
(Today, now - we are reasoning from today). Those that are especially gifted in art - in its various forms; and a real artist
(as the world looks at it) isn't very much fit for anything else! yet it is - What? An expression of its concept OF that from
WHICH it, that entity, sprang - through the various stages of its evolution (if you choose to call it such) in a material
world, or that which it fed its soul or its mental being for its development through its varied experiences IN a material
world. These, then, are but manifestations (occult forces) in individuals who are called geniuses, or gifted in certain directions.