Edgar Cayce – His Life and Work

Edgar Cayce an American clairvoyant

Edgar Cayce was born on March 18, 1877, in Christian County, Kentucky, his parents were Leslie B. Cayce and Carrie Cayce. He died on January 3, 1945, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States. He was an American clairvoyant who claimed to possess the ability to answer questions on subjects as diverse as healing, reincarnation, immortality, spirituality, war, Atlantis, and future events while in a hypnotic trance state. This ability led him to adopt the nickname The Sleeping Prophet. He founded the Association for Research and Enlightenment, which is dedicated to the practical application of his psychic beliefs, and has a hospital and a university, whose president is Charles Thomas Cayce, grandson of Edgar Cayce.

Edgar Cayce’s Biography

Edgar Cayce was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

As a child he had imaginary friends who disappeared over time. Edgar Cayce was hit in the head with a baseball when he was a child, so he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, but within seconds he woke up completely healthy. In December 1893, the family moved permanently to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where he only attended high school. Although he did not leave education due to a lack of resources, he did so to go to work immediately according to the custom of the time.

Another strange episode that befell him when he was 23 years old and was selling insurance, was total aphonia that lasted twelve months. In 1901, a traveling hypnotist known only as Hart “The Laugh Man” arrived in Hopkinsville claiming to cure illnesses with hypnosis alone, and Edgar Cayce underwent the treatment in front of an audience but still did not recover his voice. Another hypnotist, Al Layne, offered to help him. During the trance, Edgar Cayce finally spoke, but referring to himself as “We.” Layne asked what Cayce’s problem was, the entity replied that it was due to poor blood circulation in the throat. Layne asked if it was curable and the entity said to wait; then the entity said Cayce was cured, ending the session, which lasted 20 minutes in total. Cayce returned to his normal self and continued to speak normally. Thus began a partnership between the two to use the ability to help others.

On June 17, 1903, Edgar Cayce married Gertrude Evans, although their first child was not born until 1907. The second son was born in 1911 but died a few days later. In 1912, he was hired to search for oil in Texas but failed. Years later, he opened a hospital in Virginia Beach to cure the sick through hydrotherapy, massage, herbs, and physical exercise. The business was successful because Edgar Cayce was already famous for his divinatory abilities.

While inventing a card game based on the stock market, he spent part of his time studying esoteric arts such as reincarnation and karma. Edgar Cayce was a religious person who, from his youth, served as a pastor in the so-called Disciples of Christ. His divinations were linked to his faith and he believed in the advent of a new era in which world peace and harmony would reign after thousands of years of wars. Unfortunately, it seems that this last prophecy was not fulfilled.

In 1943 he again gained notoriety by giving an interview for Coronet magazine, “Miracle Man of Virginia Beach”, when he was hired by the U.S. government to locate soldiers missing in action, locating them accurately in all cases, in addition to exceeding the limit of six sessions per day established in the 1920s. Edgar Cayce died on January 3, 1945. He is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

His Legacy

The Association for Research and Enlightenment is Edgar Cayce's legacy

Cayce made many prophecies that have already been fulfilled, such as World War II, the death of several Presidents, like Kennedy. He spent his life researching and working on different subjects, such as reincarnation, clairvoyance, UFOs, Atlantis, spirituality, healing, among others. It was for this reason that he founded a non-profit organization, the “Association for Research and Enlightenment“, dedicated to the practical application of his psychic discoveries.

Some of Edgar Cayce’s Prophecies

Cayce announced the awakening of one or both of the volcanoes, Vesuvius and Etna. 

For him, Ireland will be the country less hit by future earthquakes: “For a thousand earthquakes suffered in England, there will only be forty-three in Ireland”. 

In 1934, Cayce predicted that most of Japan would slide into the sea. 

A Japanese geologist, Nobichico Obara, claims that Japan is continually sinking into the sea (two to three centimeters per year). 

“The earth reached the time”, he refers to the change of the poles, where before there was cold there would be heat. 

He announced that New York would disappear. His vision is: 

By 2100 in Nebraska: “The sea apparently covers the entire western part of the country, and the city where I lived was on the coast.” 

He saw himself traveling in a large, metal, cigar-shaped plane that reached great speeds. Cayce stopped in a totally ruined city and asked where he was. It’s New York, they replied, looking at him in amazement. 

Then he saw numerous quarries and saw the city being rebuilt. He saw that water covered much of Alabama and Virginia were immense seaports. Industries were scattered rather than centralized in the cities and many houses were made of glass. 

He never spoke of nuclear destruction, although he claimed that man could destroy himself, as he had done in Atlantis.  

It will be discovered that there are hidden powers in the waters of Bimini and quartz crystals will be recognized for their healing properties. Atlantis is located there. 

About the mythical Atlantis, he tells us: 

“The records of Atlantis will be opened to all spiritual initiates in the knowledge of the one God”… “A secret chamber will be found and the raising of the temple will make the records accessible.” 

Edgar Cayce predicts that Atlantis should rise again. 

Climate change: melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica could trigger violent tectonic activity on Earth, and this will lead to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods. 

Regarding Obama: Cayce’s prediction is as follows: “The 44th President of the United States would be black, and he would be the last. The 44th President of the United States will pull the nuclear trigger”. 

As to the validity of his prophecies, we will just have to wait and see. We only have information about his past successes.