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My life as a seer : the lost memoirs
Cayce, Edgar, 1877-1945.
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Lost memoirs of Edgar Cayce
St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2002.

Physical Description:
xxix, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
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Originally published: The lost memoirs of Edgar Cayce. Virginia Beach, Va. : A.R.E. Press, 1997.

Includes index.
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For over seventy-five years, the prophecies and readings of Edgar Cayce-the "Sleeping Prophet"-have inspired millions of people around the world, and been the subject of hundreds of books. Now, for the first time, Edgar Cayce tells his story in his own words.Only recently discovered, this new memoir delivers Cayce's important message to the world at a crucial time: the dawn of the twenty-first century. In this personal, moving story, readers learn how Cayce felt about his amazing powers; the angelic presence that told him he would become a healer to millions; his extraordinary ability as a child to learn his school lessons simply by sleeping on his books."My Life as a Seer" brings to life the emotional frustrations, motivations, fears, and visions of the century's premier spiritualist.

Author Notes

Edgar Cayce was known as "The Sleeping Prophet" for his ability to put himself into a self-induced sleep state and respond to virtually any question, from minor health problems to world issues, with uncanny accuracy. A pioneer of holistic medicine and educational theory, he was responsible for many books including "Sex and the Spiritual Path", "Mysteries of Atlantis", "Soul Purpose" and "Awakening your Psychic Powers". He died in 1945.

Table of Contents

Charles Thomas Cayce
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forwardp. ix
Editor's Prologuep. xi
Edgar Cayce's Introductionp. xix
Biographical Chronology for Edgar Caycep. xxiii
Part I My Experiences
1 'Old Man'p. 1
2 An Angel's Promise, 1890p. 12
3 'Will It Drive Me Crazy?'p. 23
4 Farming, 1893-1894: 'Another Celestial Visitor'p. 30
5 Hopkinsville, 1894: Hopper's Bookstorep. 34
6 Reverend Moody, 1895: Called to the Lordp. 39
7 Engaged, 1897: 'The Only Girl for Me'p. 50
8 Louisville, 1898-1900: 'A Mad Whirl'p. 55
9 Healed, 1901: 'Give God the Praise'p. 63
10 Bowling Green, 1902-1909: Heretic or Healer?p. 70
11 Temptation: 'Who Can Guide Me Aright?'p. 92
12 Dr. Ketchum, 1910: An Unlikely Partnerp. 102
13 Chicago, 1911: Examined by the Examinerp. 112
14 Family Crises: Life and Deathp. 123
15 Selma, 1912-1919: Cayce Art Companyp. 130
16 Texas, 1919-1923: 'The Proposition'p. 148
Part II My Work
17 Defining the Work: 'Serve My Fellow Man'p. 165
18 Dayton, 1923-1924: The Cayce Research Institutep. 171
19 New York, 1924: The Blumenthals of Wall Streetp. 186
20 Virginia Beach, 1925: Association of National Investigatorsp. 194
21 The Cayce Hospital, 1928-1931p. 214
22 Association for Research and Enlightenment, 1931-p. 232
23 Diary, 1938p. 238
Part III My Philosophy
24 Faith: 'This Is My Belief'p. 255
25 Dreams and Visionsp. 267
26 Holistic Healingp. 273
27 Truthp. 278
28 The New Milleniump. 284
29 Our Missionp. 291
Epiloguep. 299
Part IV Appendix
A The Past Lives of Edgar Caycep. 309
B The New York Times on Edgar Caycep. 328
C Did Cayce Read for President Wilson?p. 334
D Organizing the Work: The A.N.I.p. 337
E The Cayce Hospital Dedicationp. 363
F The Founding of the A.R.E.p. 374
G Cayce's Scribesp. 395
Indexp. 405