Probably about a year ago I ordered two books on the psychic, Edgar Cayce. I must admit that even though I think he was a fascinating man, I only read one of them, and it was rough for me. His channeled knowledge is a little like reading out of the King James Bible. The second book (that I may never read from front to back) is a bit like a textbook, but is easily referenced by topic.
Edgar Cayce was born in Kentucky in 1877. He is sometimes known as the “sleeping prophet”. This is because he often appeared to be sleeping when he was in trance. In fact, his first clairvoyant experience came after a nap while doing school work. He was also known as the “father of holistic medicine” because from the very beginning he was able to use his clairvoyance to help with medical advice and healing. Since then, most of his readings involved health and healing. Where did all of this knowledge and information come from? Cayce claims it almost never came from an outside source, but from his super conscious (sometimes known as higher consciousness, G0d consciousness, or sometimes just “source”). Fortunately for us, almost every Cayce reading is documented and cataloged.
This evening I decided to see what Mr. Cayce specifically had to say about spirit communication. As I said, sometimes this stuff is over my head, so I’d love to hear your thoughts or interpretation.
Excerpts from Channeled Readings Regarding Spirit Communication
If there is a desire on the part of those in the spirit or fourth dimensional plane to be communicated with, and the same element of desire is attuned from another plane, stratum, sphere or condition, then such may be done; hence, it truly may be said that all factors have their influence, desire the ruling one; and the desire must be attuned to the same vibration of the one in another plane, as the radio.
Q-Does communication further or retard, or not affect, the spiritual progression of those in spirit life?
A-It does all!
A union of force makes for strength and power. Thus, the communion of saints means that all who have one purpose, whose thoughts and motivative forces are one, may communicate; whether those in the material plane, in the borderland, or those that may be upon the shores of the other side of life.
Q-Does he (deceased) know of my prayers?
A-Do you wish him to? Do you wish to call him back to those disturbing forces, or do you wish the self to be poured out for him that he may be happy? Which is it you disire, –to satisfy self that you are communicating, or that you are holding him in such a way as to retard?
Q-What physical thing may an individual do to be able to communicate with those that have passed into the spirit plane?
A-Lay aside the carnal or sensuous mind and desire that those who would use that mentality, that soul, for its vehicle of expression, do so in the manner chosen by that soul; for some communicate in act, in sight, in movement, in voice, in writing, in drawing, in speaking, and in the various forces as are manifest–for force is one force.
Q-What form do spirits have?
A-That within the mental capacities of the medium obtaining such vibration from an aura to create; or to give, such manifestations a form: it assuming then that form…
Not that we would belittle such manifestations, but let them be rather the silent voice from within communicating with the individuals themselves, rather than manifesting through other individuals who give them shape, form, and words of their individual development and of their individual environment.
Mark Thursday, “The Essential Edgar Cayce.” Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 07/08/2004
B. Ernest Frejer, “The Edgar Cayce Companion: A Comprehensive Treatise of the Edgar Cayce Readings.” A.R.E. Press, 12/01/1995