i didnt really know if there was a better place to put this so i put it here. anybody see the special on the History channel about Edgar Cayce? in case anybody doesnt know who he is - from: http://www.edgarcayce.org/about_edgarcayce/about_edgarcayce.asp For forty-three years of his adult life, Edgar Cayce demonstrated the uncanny ability to put himself into some kind of self-induced sleep state by lying down on a couch, closing his eyes, and folding his hands over his stomach. This state of relaxation and meditation enabled him to place his mind in contact with all time and space. From this state he could respond to questions as diverse as "What are the secrets of the universe?" to "How can I remove a wart?" His responses to these questions came to be called "readings" and contain insights so valuable that even to this day individuals have found practical help for everything from maintaining a well-balanced diet and improving human relationships to overcoming life-threatening illnesses and experiencing a closer walk with God. now this guy made all kinds of crazy predictions and had insights into things he couldnt possibly have known about the distant ancient past. he claimed that in his "trances" he had access to something called the Akashic Record which was like a store house of information about all possible pasts and futures and that he viewed time not as a string of events, but as events without sequence, and all he had to do was focus on the thing he wanted to know and he could pick it out. anyway, i dont know much about this, but i guess some people thought he was "talking to god" or was in touch with some kind of spiritual power much larger than any one human being. i dont really believe in that kind of thing at all but some of what he said is amazingly accurate, and then he also made a whole series of statements about the ancient civilization in Atlantis and that we eventually would discover it. i think some of his most interesting predictions concerned the sect of Jews called the Essenes who were the authors of the dead sea scrolls. he asserted (long before the discovery of the enclave at Qu'mran where the scrolls were found) that the Essenes were not composed exclusively of men living a monastic lifestyle, but that their communities also had women and children. most people at the time thought this was ridiculous, but when the Scrolls were discovered, remains of Essene women and children were also unearthed at the same site. pretty interesting. maybe not proof of anything, but interesting. anyway, i was wondering what everybody thinks of someone like Edgar Cayce, or even Nostradamus, who he is often compared to. although not all of their predictions turned out to be 100% accurate, they clearly had some sort of ability that most people either do not have, or have never developed to its full potential. what do you think, were they talking to god, or could all people maybe do this if they knew what to do and how to focus?