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Essential Edgar Cayce

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  103 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews

A complete guide to the work of the remarkable twentieth-century seer Edgar Cayce, featuring Cayce's most intriguing and influential readings, and a biographical introduction to his life.

Edgar Cayce is one of the most mysterious men of the twentieth century. Sometimes called "The Sleeping Prophet," he was prone to pick up taglines that reflected the sensationalistic side

ebook, 304 pages
Published July 8th 2004 by Penguin Group US
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Thurston does a good job of explaining and clarifying Cayce's often awkward and abstruse readings. My rating is more indicative of appreciating his distilling the material into something approachable than of my enjoyment of the book in general.

This is definitely a pro-Cayce book. Thurston is connected with the Cayce Foundation and fully on board with the idea of Edgar Cayce as a legitimate prophet and seer. I remain skeptical and suspect his readings were more along lines of a self-hypnotic syn
I will be exploring this question in my journal later: what are the implications for identity politics of relating the lines of the Lord's Prayer to the 7 chakras? These are the kinds of questions that pop up upon reflecting on the entirety of this book presenting Edgar Cayce's philosophy and advice, because my mind .... has exploded a little bit.

This book introducing Edgar Cayce's life of thought and action has been a new spark in seeing the possibilities in my own life, and how I think about
Huma Rashid
Dec 27, 2015 Huma Rashid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a friend who is very into this, and I wanted to learn more about Edgar Cayce. It was fasincating. A blend of Christianity and Buddhism and other eastern traditions, on the most basic, superficial level. Quite a nice read. The predictions/prophecies reminded me of the writings of Nostradamus I read many years ago, LOL.
Maggie Leivas
Oct 28, 2011 Maggie Leivas rated it really liked it
I am thoroughly enjoying this book and highly recommend it to anyone who believes they live on this earth for a purpose and that possibly there is more to life than just our flesh and bones in brain.
Sep 26, 2013 Ecosgrove1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the clearest book I've read on Cayce's readings. Mark Thurston presents all the salient points beautifully.
Jun 27, 2013 Vali rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I did enjoy reading about Edgar Cayce I have one very troubling question: if Cayce was psychic and knowing, why was he so devoutly Christian?
Dec 24, 2012 Jen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: can-t-finish
Wasn't interested enough to finish the book, unfortunately. I'd like to say its my short attention span, but perhaps I just did not gel with the style of writing the author used.
Sep 15, 2009 Luda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Mark Thurston sums up some of the Edgar Cayce’s important readings on various subjects. Great general introduction to the teachings of the man regarded as the great mystic of modern times.
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Enjoying this intriguing book.
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Kind of a rehash of everything.
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The teachings of Cayce are now and will always be very valuable to me.
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“So how do we connect with this elusive changeless side of life? By doing deeds that are so kind and loving they create something that “lives on and on in the heart and soul.” Inward, meditative retreat isn’t enough if we want to make a connection to the changeless. We need to be good for something, to reach out to those in need with a kind word, a moment of attention, some hope. Unpretentious as it sounds, that’s the key to dealing with change, and it’s the essence of Edgar Cayce’s social vision.” 0 likes
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