Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce

An American Prophet

Book - 2000
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Edgar Cayce Jr., born in 1877 in rural Kentucky and educated only through the eighth grade, was a man with special powers. Known as the "sleeping prophet", Cayce was an endless source of information. Awake, he had no knowledge of any of the subjects he discussed, but in a trance he prescribed medical treatments, predicted future world events, interpreted past lives (including the life of Jesus Christ), designed innovative technologies, wrote screenplays, spoke in foreign languages, and brought spiritual messages from the "other side". Although he never examined patients, and often gave trance readings for people hundreds of miles away, his medical diagnoses were deemed to be correct nearly ninety per cent of the time, and his predictions were often uncannily accurate. The first researcher to have unlimited access to thousands of Cayce's documents, Sidney Kirkpatrick has written a fascinating, definitive biography of a humble man whose psychic work prefigured the new-age and alternative-health movements, and brought him a huge following.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2000
ISBN: 9781573221399
Characteristics: 564 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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May 06, 2016

Given the fascinating, controversial, and well-documented subject that Edgar Cayce is, this could have been a terrific book. Instead, hyper-detailed incidents roll on one after another with no focus. Where are the editors?

Nov 25, 2015

This is an excellent book, definitely the one to read. Exhaustive and detailed, not only is it an excellent recounting of the man's life, it's also a wonderful window into life in the southern U.S. at the start of the last century. It's filled with information on a variety of key readings topics. It's a much better book than you'd expect from the Publishers' Weekly review.


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