You're about to start on an exciting adventure in self-discovery. Through the combination of video interviews with long-time researchers and instructors, and downloadable Word documents composing a helpful Workbook and Supplemental Articles, you'll be taken through a comprehensive course in remembering past lives and understanding their impact on your present life and relationships.
Edgar Cayce's discourses have with numerous ways to remember past lives. In the upcoming sessions you'll see how memory of another life can come through self-analysis, dreams, reflection, deja vu, spontaneous recall, and you'll see how past-life clues are all around you. You'll begin to recognize influences and identify patterns in your daily activities. And, you'll learn how meditation can be used to enhance recall.
Your course experience will be most valuable if you follow the instructions as they're given and complete the worksheets in the order presented in this workbook.
This course includes a video interview with the grandson of Edgar Cayce and current president of the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Charles Thomas Cayce, PhD, as well as video interviews with authors and instructors who have years of experience with reincarnation and its influence on your present life.
Edgar Cayce (pronounced Kay-Cee, 1877-1945) has been called the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine," and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave psychic "readings" to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come. But who, exactly, was Edgar Cayce?
Cayce was born on a farm in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1877, and his psychic abilities began to appear as early as his childhood. He was able to see and talk to his late grandfather's spirit, and often played with "imaginary friends" whom he said were spirits on the other side. He also displayed an uncanny ability to memorize the pages of a book simply by sleeping on it. These gifts labeled the young Cayce as strange, but all Cayce really wanted was to help others, especially children.
Later in life, Cayce would find that he had the ability to put himself into a sleep-like state by lying down on a couch, closing his eyes, and folding his hands over his stomach. In this state of relaxation and meditation, he was able to place his mind in contact with all time and space — the universal consciousness, also known as the super-conscious mind. From there, he could respond to questions as broad as, "What are the secrets of the universe?" and "What is my purpose in life?" to as specific as, "What can I do to help my arthritis?" and "How were the pyramids of Egypt built? His responses to these questions came to be called "readings," and their insights offer practical help and advice to individuals even today.
Many people are surprised to learn that Edgar Cayce was a devoted churchgoer and Sunday school teacher. At a young age, Cayce vowed to read the Bible for every year of his life, and at the time of his death in 1945, he had accomplished this task. Perhaps the readings said it best, when asked how to become psychic, Cayce's advice was to become more spiritual.
Although Cayce died more than 60 years ago, the timeliness of the material in the readings — with subjects like discovering your mission in life, developing your intuition, exploring ancient mysteries, and taking responsibility for your health — is evidenced by the hundreds of books that have been written on the various aspects of this work as well as the dozen or so titles focusing on Cayce's life itself. Together, these books contain information so valuable that even Edgar Cayce himself might have hesitated to predict their impact on the contemporary world. In 1945, the year of his passing, who could have known that terms such as "meditation," "Akashic records," "spiritual growth," "auras," "soul mates," and "holistic health" would become household words to millions?
The majority of Edgar Cayce's readings deal with holistic health and the treatment of illness. As it was at the time Cayce was giving readings, still today, individuals from all walks of life and belief receive physical relief from illnesses or ailments through information given in the readings — some readings were given as far back as 100 years ago! Yet, although best known for this material, the sleeping Cayce did not seem to be limited to concerns about the physical body. In fact, in their entirety, the readings discuss an astonishing 10,000 different topics. This vast array of subject matter can be narrowed down into a smaller group of topics that, when compiled together, deal with the following five categories: (1) Health-Related Information; (2) Philosophy and Reincarnation; (3) Dreams and Dream Interpretation; (4) ESP and Psychic Phenomena; and (5) Spiritual Growth, Meditation, and Prayer.
Further details of Cayce's life and work are explored in the classic book, There Is a River (1942), by Thomas Sugrue, available in hardback, paperback, or audio book versions.
Members of Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), the nonprofit founded by Cayce in 1931, have access to the entire set of 14,306 readings in a database residing in the member-only section of our Web site. The readings can also be found in their entirety in our on-site library, located at our headquarters in Virginia Beach and open to the public daily. For more information on A.R.E., please visit our About A.R.E. page.
Lynn Sparrow Christy is a teacher, writer, and hypnotherapist-life coach whose central mission in life revolves around helping today's spiritual seekers to find authentic pathways to growth. She brings a synergy to her work that comes from a synthesis of the diverse aspects of her training and experience. Having more than 40 years' experience in both traditional and alternative approaches to spirituality and personal growth, Lynn sees herself as a bridge-builder.
She was first introduced to alternative approaches to spirituality, wholeness and service through the work of Edgar Cayce, which Lynn believes to be as timely today as it was when it revolutionized Western spirituality in the 20th Century. Therefore, one of her passions is in relating some of today's “cutting edge” spiritual insights to the riches to be mined from lesser-known information in the Cayce readings. As a case in point, she believes the Cayce legacy has an important contribution to make to the burgeoning “evolutionary spirituality” movement. Her forthcoming book, The Path of the Co-Creator: The Evolutionary Vision of the Edgar Cayce Readings, explores this premise both conceptually and experientially.
Lynn is certified as a Master Hypnotherapist and hypnosis trainer, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and Life Coach. She maintains a private practice in Virginia Beach, where she offers a full spectrum of hypnotherapy and NLP services, from habit change and stress reduction to exploration of deep spiritual themes. She is the author of two previous books and numerous home-study courses based on the Cayce material. Lynn has also served as a Licensed Minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Virginia, doing extended interim ministries in two local congregations in the past seven years.
Kevin J. Todeschi is Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. and Atlantic University, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Edgar Cayce organizations.
As both student and teacher of the Cayce material for thirty-five years, he has lectured on five continents in front of thousands of individuals.
He envisioned the Cayce organization's multimillion dollar renovation and construction projects, which added 11,000 square feet to the international headquarters campus, and renovated the organization's facilities.
A prolific writer, he is the author of more than 25 books, including Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation and Family Karma and his most recent book (co-author) Contemporary Cayce, which is an overview of the Cayce material in easy to understand language.
Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor. One focus of his work has been to assist individuals in seeing how they are very much responsible for creating the better world they often envision and hope for.
Charles Thomas Cayce, PhD, trained as a psychologist, is a grandson of Edgar Cayce, and one of the A.R.E.'s most popular presenters. He was president of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.) for many years where he worked to bring a holistic philosophy of management. He is president of the Edgar Cayce Foundation and a member of A.R.E.'s Board of Trustees. His expertise lies in the potential of our mind, relationships, meditation, dealing with stress creatively, and the integration of spirituality into our daily lives.
John Van Auken is the Director of the Edgar Cayce Foundation. He is a columnist for the Venture Inward magazine, and author of more than twenty books and manuals. He is considered an expert in Egyptian, Jewish, and Christian mysticism and a skillful teacher of meditation—including basic "magic silence," energy-moving kundalini, and Cayce's unique “passage in consciousness" methods. Over forty years he has become a popular leader of retreats, workshops, and seminars. His topics include spirituality, reincarnation, ancient mystical practices, rejuvenation of the body, dreams, meditation, prophecy, mysticism, and of course Edgar Cayce's concepts. He has appeared on several television and radio programs, including the FOX show Opening the Tomb Live from Egypt, Modern Marvels' The Pyramids, PBS's Religion Today and Spiritual Alternatives, several shows on the The History Channel, including two appearances on “Digging for the Truth," Discovery and the SciFi Channel, including the popular show “Quest for Atlantis." He is a popular leader of sacred-site tours to Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Europe, the Mayan lands, American Mounds, and other sacred sites around the planet.