Known as “The Sleeping Prophet,” Edgar Cayce is perhaps the 20th-century’s most famous psychic, making predictions, medical diagnoses and cosmological pronouncements while asleep for more than 50 years. A farmer’s son, Cayce gave more than 14,000 documented “readings” during his life, covering topics such as the kingdom of Atlantis, the original course of the Nile River and thousands of medical diagnoses and treatments, sometimes of patients he hadn’t seen. Though he died in 1945, he retains a large following even to this day.
Other than Cayce’s lifelong secretary Gladys Davis Turner, and perhaps his son Hugh Lynn Cayce, Stephan A. Schwartz is the only person to have read all of the approximately 14,000 Edgar Cayce Readings. As of the founders of modern Remote Viewing, and an experimenter in nonlocal consciousness research for over half a century, Schwartz’s experiences have given him a unique perspective on this extraordinary body of work.
In this presentation, Schwartz will discuss the work of Edgar Cayce: why he went into a trance to give his readings, his accuracy and errors and why his readings are couched in the language they are. He will also discuss what Edgar Cayce was doing, how his Readings fit into the larger context of nonlocal consciousness research and what this body of work is telling us about what it means to be a human and our place in the matrix of consciousness.