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Edgar Cayce the Sleeping Prophet

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Edgar Cayce's gift to us all

The Edgar Cayce story is one of the most compelling in inspirational literature. For more than forty years the "Sleeping Prophet" closed his eyes, entered an altered state of conciousness, and spke to the very heart and spirit of mankind on subjects such as health, healing, dreams, meditation, and reincarnation. His more than fourteen thousand r

Hardcover, 275 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Buccaneer Books (first published June 1st 1971)
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Jan 29, 2010 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: esoterica
At one time in my life I read everything I could by and about Cayce.
I don't now if this edition is what I read- there were many other books containing his 'readings. In the past I followed the doings of the Edgar Cayce Institute- that by the way helped many people. Cayce died in his early? 50s. I lost faith, you might say. Still, an amazing adventure.
Oct 21, 2012 Alexis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
This was my first introduction into Edgar Cayce when I barely knew anything about him. I read it about 8 years ago whilst still studying and remember finishing it within a number of days because of how intrigued I was all the way through the book. I didn't think Edgar Cayce was anything particularly special in terms of spirituality, at the time - I kind of just thought he was some random guy who could channel and I was more interested in people who produced their work directly from their minds t ...more
Feb 13, 2010 Tony rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Never thought I would read something like this...long story short, the book was sent to me by a woman after having an in-depth conversation about ghosts and spirits. The next thing I knew, I had this book sent to me and a membership with the Cayce Foundation! I felt obligated to at least peruse the text so that I could participate in a conversation with my "benefactor". I found Edgar Cayce's story interesting, yet I remain skeptical of the authorship. In the least, it offers another perspective ...more
Lawrence A
When I read this book in junior high school, I was impressed and somewhat awed by Cayce's alleged powers. As a more skeptical adult, I realized that the author was writing more of a hagiography, and did not question the validity of any of the claims made on Cayce's behalf. Cayce remains a fascinating figure, however, and those who are interested in the more quotidian side of his existence should see or read the play about him, entitled "The Freak."
Sandy Miller
Jan 31, 2012 Sandy Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The prose is a bit dense but the story of this man changed my life.
Else Byskov
Dec 31, 2016 Else Byskov rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A real classic
May 03, 2016 Hal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have always been fascinated by Edgar Cayce. I think he just defies explanation. There are those out there that call him a fraud but I don't see how he could have faked his way through the medical descriptions. This book was somewhat of a disappointment. It skips around on a number of topics and gets into areas like past lives and Atlantis that I found wanting. The book was written in the late 1960's and speculates on near term disasters especially global geophysical eruptions he predicted for ...more
Dar Hosanna
Feb 29, 2016 Dar Hosanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this man 5 stars all the way across the board.He's simple Christian folk.He had what some call a phenomenal gift but people who hold said gifts don't think its a gift.If one is not careful it can and will drive you crazy.If children were checked out as kids when they saw "ghost"our society would have less schizophrenic patients with paranoia.It's real folks and why not.Heaven and hell ain't so black&white.Don't make your kid suffer cause you don't believe in it.If you don't believe hi ...more
James Lundy
Mar 27, 2008 James Lundy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: new agers, people who want to say "gee!" a lot.
I know this comes up as a 1989 version but what I read was pulished in 1967. When you read about and are amazed by Edgar Cayce's life and abilities, there is a significant diminishment when you read about how Atlantis is going to rise out of the ocean in 1983. (I'm going by memory here, let's just say it was a year in the distant future of 1967 but the past of 2005). So if he was wrong about that, what else was he wrong about? I would like to know more about Edgar Cayce and this book is the reas ...more
Dec 05, 2015 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book many years ago and found it fascinating. Edgar Cayce definitely had a gift that really can't be explained or denied. I highly recommend it. I also recommend if you are anywhere near Virginia Beach to visit the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment. I can't guarantee that everything in the gift shop there is legitimate but when I visited last year they occasionally having informal talks by a lady in her 90s who worked with Mr. Cayce. I was fortunate enough to vis ...more
Dec 17, 2014 Emma rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As you know, I dabble in reading this type of stuff (reincarnation, 'true life' paranormal) and I'm not quite sure what about it holds such appeal for me. Vast amounts of this book were dedicated to Cayce's world prophecies, including Atlantis, which held less interest for me (and appear more bunkum) from the outset than his cold medical readings. It astounded me that in the mid-1960s a diagnosis of a woman's catatonia as related to the psychic wound of masturbating from the age of 18-39 was see ...more
Emilie Leming
Sep 17, 2010 Emilie Leming rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A classic... read many many years ago & still am fascinated by the story. It is true and Jess Stearn did a fine job of writing Mr. Cayce's life story. Edgar Cayce was deeply religious as was his wife, and was a very serious young man when he was told that he had been talking in his sleep in a different voice about topics of which he knew nothing. He fought it for years then finally accepted this gift from God and began to use his gift to help others. Today we call it "channeling". A good int ...more
Sherry Spicer
Feb 17, 2011 Sherry Spicer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am very skeptical of Cayce's theories although comparing to the Bible teachings, I have not been able to find contradictions yet. It is so interesting to read and definitely has given me much to think about. This book has made me question so much of what I was raised to believe and what not to believe. I now am anxious to investigate and be more clear as to what is really true and what I was raised to believe was wrong may not be so wrong. I intend to read some more on Edgar Cayce and if nothi ...more
Jul 04, 2009 Jthink rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading of this man and his obsession with who we are and where we came from, is both facinating and opens the gate to a wealth of speculative literature, some good some bad, but most of it thought-provoking. If you sometimes feel disenfranchised, lost or even needing to be found . . . follow this one up by reading some of his writings and the associated books available on the subject. And if you become hooked - look me up! Although I have to tell you, I'm Paula's (if she wants me).
Mar 06, 2009 Sandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edgar Cyce, was a remarkable man who had a tremendous gift I enjoy reading of his work and I would love to know more about him. Still I have to say that this book does not do him justice. The information here, while apparently accurate is presented poorly. In my opinion if you did not already want to know more about the man (Cayce), you would never read this book for pleasure. Finishing this was a struggle and I had read it years ago and I care about the subject.
Jan 25, 2008 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-age
i found this book in my dad's bookcase one summer when i was but 14 and it changed my life! it provided answers that i had been searching for; introduced me to the concept of karma and reincarnation. i have been an avid "new ager" ever since! I've read just about every book by/about Edgar Cayce
Eva Dillner
Apr 16, 2011 Eva Dillner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book while I was in High School. I've always been a dreamer and interested in what lies beyond our senses. This book is a classic in metaphysics and shows the incredible knowledge that is out there for those who have the ability to access it.
Brian Sanchez
Sep 02, 2014 Brian Sanchez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good interpretation of a beloved prophet's life. Stearn does a good job being mostly unbiased and talks about the big things concerning popularity and relevance. A good read for those who question reality or the hidden reality in us all.
May 18, 2013 Sameera rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Edgar Cayce is a genious no doubt but Jess Stearn's writing style is not something I really enjoyed. Still thumbs up for his efforts in collecting all this data about Cayce from old times, no easy feat that.
Tom Sterner
Nov 23, 2008 Tom Sterner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting and informative read. Anyone who doubts Universal Consciousness would question their beliefs after reading about the life of this incredible seer.
Mar 16, 2013 Tom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I was reading this it seemed like everything Stern described was real. Reality Check! It can't be real.
Apr 01, 2009 Coco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fascinating read and really makes you wonder. I learned a lot about Cayce and whether you're a skeptic or a believer, this one is worth your time.
Apr 17, 2009 Cathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In connectuion with other readings about Cayce, this was interesting information. On its own, not a page turner.
Linda Palmer
Most interesting to read and discover that the mind has such an expanse of information and most cannot tap into that information.
Sep 23, 2012 Fenesha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There are books where you want the information so badly that you put up with the text, no matter how poorly or well written it is. This is one of those books.
Dec 29, 2014 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was curious about this subject years ago. Although I don't believe in the purported powers that Edgar Cayce possessed, I found the book interesting.
Jessie Jess
Mar 14, 2015 Jessie Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Even if you are not familiar with Edgar's C. prophecies, this is a must read book for EVERYONE. Amazing to know that such person existed in our human society.
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Jan 11, 2016
* Inherited from Mum's shelves.
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