Cayce on the Book of Revelation
Cayce's otherworldly journeys, he learned the true interpretation
of the Bible. According to Cayce, the Bible is the symbolic
account of the fall and restoration of the human soul to
its divine origins. Genesis is the symbolic testimony of
humanity's fall from heaven and paradise lost. Revelation
is the symbolic testimony of humanity's restoration to heaven
and paradise found.
Book of Revelation was written by a man named John
(possibly John the Apostle)
toward the end of his life. John records a vision he experiences,
probably while dreaming or meditating. This vision contains
a tremendous amount of symbolism; the same kind of symbolism
one would see in a dream, a vision of the spirit world.
In fact, the Book of Revelation contains the same symbolism
found in the symbols in the
Prophet Daniel's dream. All
Biblical dreams, such as those of Joseph, Gideon, Daniel,
Paul, and Peter, are very symbolic and therefore had a hidden
spiritual meaning rather than a literal interpretation of
the symbols. Such is the case with the Book of Revelation.
several of Cayce's
journeys into the spirit realms, he was able to unlock
secrets to the symbolism in the Book of Revelation.
He gave a large amount of information specifically for the
purpose of discovering the book's hidden meaning.
described the true nature between humanity and God. Cayce
revealed that humans actually have three different dimensions
of human awareness: the
conscious mind (personality, the
subconscious mind (soul) and the superconscious mind
(spirit). An important goal in everyone's life is to awaken
superconscious mind to attain what Cayce called
at-one-ment with God.
superconscious mind is called by many names by many religions
in many different cultures. Some of these names are: Buddha
Collective Mind, the Universal Mind, the Collective Unconsciousness,
the Holy Spirit, Brahman, God, the Clear White Light, Allah,
Higher Self, the Mind of Christ, etc.
to the Christ, the Christ consciousness and the Mind of
Christ has little to do with the personality known as Jesus.
Cayce revealed that Jesus became the Christ - a full manifestation
of the Christ consciousness - the perfect union of the human
with the divine. It is God's desire for all of humanity
to become Christs (or Buddhas if you live in the East).
Such a condition will truly bring the Kingdom of God to
the Earth. Cayce revealed that the Book of Revelation is
the symbolic story of how humanity in general (and a human
in particular) attains this manifestation of the divine.
symbolic interpretation about the Book of Revelation can
be contained in a book all by itself. In fact, a whole book
has been written about Cayce's interpretation of Revelation.
It is entitled
Edgar Cayce's Commentary on the Revelation. There is
also a video on this subject from the
ARE Foundation (the Cayce organization)
What follows is
a very brief summary of the information he received.
Letters to the Churches
John, on the island of Patmos,
explains that he was in the Spirit when Christ appears to
him standing in the midst of seven candlesticks. Christ
then tells John to write down what he sees and hears concerning
John's conscious mind becomes open to his subconscious mind
and his superconscious mind.
The seven churches and the seven seals represent the seven
spiritual centers (i.e., chakras) of the body where
the physical, mental and spiritual forces all come together.
The superconscious mind within John, tells him that anyone
who can regain control of these spiritual centers within
their bodies can access the superconscious mind and never
need to reincarnate again (Revelation
3:12). Here is a table of the symbols:
Christ Opens the Seals of the Book in Heaven
John now appears at the throne of God and sees four beasts
and twenty-four elders around it. On the throne sits God
who has a book with seven seals. John weeps when he learns
that no one can open the seals to the book. One of the elders
tells John that Christ is able to open the seals. Christ
then opens the seals, resulting in many Earth changes. The
seventh seal unleashes seven angels who sound seven trumpets
which are sounded one by one.
John has a mental awakening when
he attains the spiritual level of the superconscious mind,
within the throne of his own body. The
four beasts are his four lower spiritual center's animalistic
desires and the
twenty-four elders are the twenty-four nerves from his
brain leading to his five senses. The superconscious mind,
is now in full control of John's body. The body is symbolized
book with seven seals which "no one has the ability
to open on his own" (Revelation
5:3). Only through the development of the superconscious
mind within a person, can these spiritual centers within
the body be opened (i.e., spiritually activated).
each spiritual center within the body is activated, different
parts of the body are purified and upheavals of the body
occur mentally, physically, and spiritually. The superconscious
mind spiritually activates the seventh spiritual center
(the Pituitary, the master gland of the body). As a result
of this, it becomes "quiet in heaven for one half hour"
8:1). This is symbolic of the perfect control of the
mind for one half hour through
The following are some of the symbols of Revelation interpreted
Paradise of God
The original consciousness of humanity before
its fall into flesh
Tree of Life
The spiritual centers of the body, such as the
heart and the pituitary, that becomes perfectly
Angel of the Church
The intelligent force governing a spiritual
center within the body
The force of self-centeredness, self-gratification,
self-indulgence, self-importance, self-righteousness,
self-consciousness, self-glorification, self-delusion,
self-condemnation, self, ego, the "false god,"
Book of Life
The collective unconscious record (memory) of
The physical body
Mountain of fire striking the Earth
The forces within the physical body which are
constantly warring within
The superconscious mind awakened
The exposure of faults
The wisdom of the seven spiritual centers within
A Woman, a Dragon, Two Beasts,
and a Lamb
John sees a
woman with twelve stars about to bear a child. Next to the
woman is a dragon that is ready to devour the child she
is giving birth to. After the child is born, the child is
taken to the throne of God. Afterward, a war in heaven occurs
and the devil and his angels are cast out of heaven to Earth.
John also sees a beast rise out of the sea which the world
worships. John then sees a lamb on the Earth and angels
proclaiming the fall of Babylon.
John is shown a picture of the
soul of humanity in its development since the days of eternity.
The woman symbolizes the soul of humanity crowned with twelve
the twelve basic patterns of human personality as described
in the zodiac. The child she bears is the conscious mind.
As the conscious mind is born, a rival force of the self
occurs, which brings about recurring periods of rebellion
in humanity. Through divine intervention, the conscious
mind is protected while the unconscious mind, from which
it sprung, is withdrawn below the conscious level. This
is the same story as symbolized as
the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Rebellion
from the physical brings conflict into the soul but the
soul can remain above it by remaining concealed from the
forces of self will.
The "beast rising
out of the sea" is the selfish animalistic desires that
arise which are capable of ruling humanity. These desires
spring from the self-will of the unspiritual intellect of
humanity whom the world worships as a symbol of material
success. The human intellect, lacking spiritual orientation,
cuts itself off from all that is divine. The lamb that John
sees are the forces of the superconscious mind in the world
going into action. "Babylon," the human desire for earthly
riches and success in the gratification of the flesh, begins
to be destroyed as humans are shown the consequences of
their prostitution of their higher faculties.
Seven candlesticks, seven spirits
Perfection, the divine number
Imperfection, the number for humanity
Mark of the beast
The unevolved animalistic force within humans
Mark of the lamb
The evolved divine force within humans
The unevolved animalistic force affecting the
triune nature of humans (body, mind, spirit)
Angels, Seven Vials of Seven Plagues, and a Prostitute Riding
a Seven-Headed Beast
John is shown seven angels each of whom holds a vial containing
a plague which they pour upon the Earth one at a time. John
then sees a woman sitting on a seven-headed beast with ten
horns. The woman wears on her forehead the name
Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations
of the Earth. John is told the seven heads symbolize
the seven mountains on which the woman sits and the ten
horns symbolize ten kings. These make war against the lamb
and the lamb conquers.
seeing within the soul of humanity, the collective unconscious,
that the souls of individuals are purified and tested on
seven levels of consciousness symbolized by the seven plagues
being poured out by the seven angels. When all seven levels
of consciousness have been purified, then and only then
can a person control the physical, mental, and spiritual
forces within his body.
arise from the misuse of the forces and self-gratification
of the flesh, wars against universal truth. This brings
about conflict in the world against groups and governments.
The end of the seven ordeals comes when humanity's social
institutions and concepts collapse, leaving universal truth
to be realized.
The Prostitute of
Babylon symbolizes humanity's desire lust for riches and
gratification of the flesh. The beast it rides on are man-made
ideas stemming from self-gratification. It is explained
to John that these forces have taken control of the seven
spiritual centers of the human body, thereby becoming possessed
and ruled. However, as the highest forces of evolving humanity
overcome the forces of self, even the ten basic urges of
the body, symbolized by the ten horns, will in time fulfill
the divine pattern. As the divine nature in humanity becomes
less realized, society is destroyed by its own hand through
The purification and tribulation experienced
by souls in order to overcome negative karma
Vials of God's wrath
Karma, eye for an eye, sowing and reaping, the
consequences of our negative acts
The spiritual conflict within humans
in Heaven, the Devil Thrown into a Bottomless Pit, a New
Heaven and New Earth
John now sees much rejoicing in heaven and the appearance
of Christ. An angel casts the devil into a bottomless pit
for one thousand years. John then sees a new heaven and
a new Earth come into being.
What was the
final salvation of the bodily, mental, and spiritual forces
described within John, now are shown to take place in collective
humanity. When humanity recognizes the divinity within them
as the controlling force in the world, and turns away from
their own selfish pattern of living for self alone, the
old pattern disappears and the Christ pattern emerges.
is told that the merging of the evolved self with the divine
superconscious, which has taken place in John, must also
take place in all humanity (Revelation
19:7). The fulfilled pattern of evolved humanity, the
Christ (i.e., superconscious mind), is now shown in a position
of power (the so-called "second coming of Christ").
the archetype of humanity's continual rebellions,
the self-willed intellect symbolized as the "devil",
is confined for a time in the collective unconscious mind.
During this period of one thousand years (the 1000 year
reign of Christ), only the evolved souls will be permitted
to incarnate the Earth (Revelation
20:4). At the end of this period, the remaining souls
begin to incarnate, bringing with them their unsatisfied
ambitions and desires. This, of course, brings about the
former conditions of imbalance (wars and plagues). These
conditions, all man-made, are now themselves eliminated
and all mental forms and patterns not formed by divine will
are purged (Revelation
The "new heaven
and new Earth" John sees is humanity's perfected state of
consciousness and regenerated body. The human mind at this
point is now one with the divine in the perfection of control
and is free from outside limitations. The human conscious
mind merges with the superconscious mind.
states that if anyone adds or takes away from this book,
that person will experience the plagues in this book. The
book is the body, which is the vehicle for human experience
in the world. Through it, the lessons of the soul are learned.
There can be no shortcuts or meanderings without dire consequences
to the body.
Marriage of the Lamb
The union of the body and mind with the Christ
Word of God
The Gnostic "logos," the Christ consciousness,
the fully evolved pattern for humanity
Lake of Fire
The subconscious mind's area of repression,
The first resurrection
The reincarnation of advanced souls to Earth
Gog and Magog
The dead in judgment
Remorse, self-condemnation, guilt and frustration
The second death
The destruction of all man-made unevolved conditions
12 tribes of Israel,
12 gates, 12 angels,
The 12 basic patterns of the human personality
as revealed in the Zodiac
Temple of God
The superconscious mind, the Christ consciousness
The evolved soul in one-ness with divinity