“Edgar Cayce and Henry Reed make a dynamite combination!” —Robert L. Van de Castle, University of Virginia Medical School
Edgar Cayce, unwitting seer and clairvoyant, touched millions of lives with his innate spiritual wisdom and his uncanny healing visions.
Born in 1877 in Hopkinsvile, Kentucky, Edgar Cayce had a seventh-grade education, yet was able to repeat complex and technical medical jargon when under a trance. In this state, he was said to heal many of the people who came seeking his counsel with his recommendations for medical treatment. Cayce soon began to talk about spiritual notions such as Atlantis, reincarnation, dreams, astrology, and more. He would also predict some of the more astounding events of the twentieth century, such as World Wars and the Great Depression.
The Washington Post wrote: "His words have inspired faith in spirituality, which for many people is more powerful than science." Called the "sleeping prophet" and "America's greatest psychic," Cayce, who died in 1945, may have been the first to usher in what is now known as the New Age Movement. More than fifty years after his death, his work continues to influence our lives in powerful new ways.