Edgar Cayce

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by charles cure, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. 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?
     
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  3. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    A friend of mine is really into Edgar, but I'm skeptical. I read he was hit on the head when he was young, by a board, with a nail in it.
     
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  5. geeser Atheism:is non-prophet making Valued Senior Member

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    yes it's called lunacy.

    Edgar Cayce, or even Nostradamus, predictions have an element of truth only because, we are all capable of an educated guess, or common sense, the only reason edgar and nostradamus, seemed special, was thay were preaching to the uneducated.

    my prediction 1,theres little blue men with long green fingers who will visit earth in the future.
    my prediction 2, in the near future, man will be aided in his search for life on other planets by virtual reality space crafts.

    theres a possiblity for both to happen, whos to say other wise, I havent set a date.
     
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  7. Deep_MindQuest Registered Member

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    http://www.logosresourcepages.org/FalseTeachings/cayce.htm The Occult Medicine of Edgar Cayce W.D. (Witch Doctor) "Family Members are into Freemasonry and Edgar Cayce!"--At one point he pondered, "Could this be the Devil's power in disguise using me as an innocent tool to destroy others?" (Ibid, p. 23)
     
  8. maybe, but there are some cases where he told people where to drill for oil and exactly how far down they needed to go and through what types of rock. and then i believe at one point he alsosaid that the nile used to empty into the atlantic, which it doesnt seem like it ever would ahve, but then recently sattelite imagery revealed that in paleolithic times, the river bed of the nile crossed the sahara and fed into the niger river which empties into the atlantic ocean. i mean yeah, im pretty skeptical that he had any contact with a higher power or anything, but at the least, the man had to be some type of genius to know things like that when no one else was coming up with them.
     
  9. SkinWalker Archaeology / Anthropology Moderator

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    Now there's a bit of irony: one cult belief opposed to another.
     
  10. Paraclete Banned Banned

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    That the Nile should fed into the Niger river is not a new thought - upto the 16th century that was mentioned again and again in history books - mostly because nobody had a clue about, where the Nile originated and which riverbranches it had ......
     

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