Almost every day, several times a day, for more than forty years, Edgar Cayce (www.edgarcayce.org) would induce himself into an out-of-body experience and reveal profound information on various subjects such as human origins, dreams, meditation, prayer, religion, afterlife realms, consciousness, the soul and spirit, and the Book of Revelation, to name a few. But it was the information that Cayce revealed about the future which he is probably most known for. He provided information about the history of humanity from the very beginning to a time in the future when humans will evolve into beings with supernatural powers. He described a new era of enlightenment and peace when divinity within humans would be manifested on the earth. But before this “kingdom of God” would rule the world, Cayce foresaw world events that can only be described as apocalyptic, a period of purification involving natural disasters that will dramatically alter the surface of the earth, wars, economic collapse, and socio-political unrest. These visions of the future agree with what is known about prophecies from NDEs.
I. Introduction to Edgar Cayce’s Prophecies
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Edgar Cayce (wikipedia.org) believed that these horrible future events could be averted if humanity changed its behavior. And this is the purpose for giving prophecies – to warn people to change so that the prophecies won’t happen. Because Cayce was not 100% accurate in his predictions, I believe this shows how some of his apocalyptic predictions have been averted. In fact, this demonstrates an important principle that a successful apocalyptic prophecy is one that has been averted. Cayce’s prophecies became well-known all over the world and a case can be made that Cayce may have had some influence in altering the course of history enough to avert some of his apocalyptic prophecies. Cayce would repeatedly say that even the Lord of Lords could not accurately predict future events because human free will can alter and change the future. Cayce is referring to the Biblical account when Jesus is asked when he would return. Jesus’ reply was:
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36)
Prophecy is never given for any other purpose than to serve as a warning. For this reason, a successful prophecy is one that has been averted and therefore does not happen. Skeptics of Cayce’s prophetic ability like to point out that because some of his predictions did not happen, this means he was a fraud. But from the perspective just mentioned, apocalyptic prophecies can change enough people to prevent them from occurring.
Cayce envisioned a time would come when all individuals would realize their responsibility toward one another — a realization that would change the consciousness of humanity. During the height of World War II, Cayce saw the possibility of a united world and a renewed sense of spirituality all over the world. When asked in 1944 which religious thought would lead the world toward the greatest amount of spiritual light and understanding, the reply was simply, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and your neighbor as yourself!”
II. Cayce prophecies that came true
1. The U.S. stock market crash of 1929
During the mid-1920’s, Cayce gave over 700 readings on business and the stock market chronicling its rise and fall and teaching his clients how to play the bull market. On February 26, 1925, Cayce gave a reading for a young doctor whom he said would soon find himself in possession of a great amount of wealth. But Cayce warned him about financial danger:
“Hence in the present sphere we find these conditions in the urge of the individuality of the entity … one that within the present sphere will have great amount of monies to care for. In the adverse forces that will come then in 1929, care should be taken lest this, without the more discretion in small things, be taken from the entity.” [Edgar Cayce reading 2723-1]
Cayce issued a second warning about the stock market in May of 1927 that the bull run would not last and that his clients had two years (to May of 1929) to fulfill their goals or else they would have to start all over again in 1934. [Source] Cayce told his clients how to prepare for the crash and even outlined what growth industries would give them the best long term portfolio after the market reached bottom. Then on March 6, 1929, six months before the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929:
“We may expect a considerable break and bear market, see? This issue being between those of the reserves of nations and of individuals, and will cause — unless another of the more stable banking conditions come to the relief — a great disturbance in financial circles. This warning has been given, see?” [Edgar Cayce reading 900-425]
2. Pre-war revolutions occurring in foreign lands
On March 26, 1935, Cayce said that unless there is more of the spiritual attitude raised in groups here and there, world conditions would terminate in a revolution throughout many of the foreign nations. At the time, there was nothing happening worldwide that anticipated such unrest; however, Cayce said:
“As to the unrest, first, in foreign associations and connections; these for the immediate future should not cause a great deal of anxiety. Yet these will eventually, unless there is more of the spiritual attitude raised in groups here and there, terminate in a revolution throughout many of the foreign nations.” [Edgar Cayce reading 261-14]
Months after Cayce gave this reading, (a) the Spanish Civil War broke out; (b) Italy invaded Ethiopia; (c) Japan invaded China; (d) Stalin elevated the Great Purges throughout the Soviet Union; and (e), Arabs revolted in Palestine.
3. The rise and fall of Adolf Hitler
On November 4, 1933, when Adolf Hitler was chancellor of Germany — before the war and his atrocities — Cayce gave perhaps his most controversial readings on the subject, suggesting that even Hitler had the potential to be a force for positive change in Europe if his personal will could be turned toward the brotherhood of man. In the reading, Hitler was described as being “physically led,” and as having been called for a purpose, “not only in the affairs of a nation, but as in the affairs of the world.” Cayce admonished, “study … the impelling influence in the man, in the mind as it has acceded to power,” and pointed out that, “few [men] does power not destroy.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-13] However, Cayce specifically stated that Hitler would be a force for good only if he were able to avoid falling into the trap of the forces of “self-aggrandizement.” Cayce also tempered every positive statement about Hitler with qualifying clauses such as, “if imperialism does not enter in.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-13] But on January 19, 1934, Cayce predicted that Hitler would rise in power to reign over Germany by stating that, indeed, “[imperialism] is entering.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-15] On August 19, 1935, Cayce predicted Hitler would remain in power until it will “come as an overthrow or an outside war.” [Edgar Cayce reading 261-16] On March 25, 1938, eighteen months before war had officially broken out in September of 1939 when Germany invaded its neighbor Poland, Cayce condemned Germany in the harshest of words as “a smear upon its forces for its dominance over its brother, a leech upon the universe for its own sustenance!” [Edgar Cayce reading 1554-3] On September 25, 1939, three weeks after Hitler invaded Poland, when asked about Hitler’s future before the war ends, Cayce answered succinctly: “Death.” [Edgar Cayce reading 257-211]
Cayce gave two readings for a four-year-old girl named Faith Harding known at the time as “the Little Prophetess” whom Cayce affirmed possessed special gifts of prophecy and healing. On March 30, 1940, Cayce describes her as “a chosen channel of … love which the Father hath bestowed upon the children of men.” [Edgar Cayce reading 2156-1] Cayce suggested that she would never have a normal childhood, because she was not a normal child, having been born with gifts beyond those of even Edgar Cayce. One of the prophecies revealed by “the Little Prophetess” was that Pontius Pilate was a previous incarnation of Adolf Hitler.
It should be noted that, despite all of Cayce’s prophecies of Hitler, both positive and negative, Cayce’s trance readings seemed to have ignored Hitler’s 1926 “Mein Kampf” lunatic ideas of implementing Martin Luther’s anti-Semitism. Although Cayce was certainly no anti-Semite, he did instead advise Jews to consider Hitler’s attitude towards the Jews as fulfillment of biblical prophecy as a sign that it was time to return to Israel. In this respect, this is part of Cayce’s prophecy that the Jews will indeed return to Palestine to reestablish Israel as a nation.
4. The beginning of World War II in 1936
After World War I, President Woodrow Wilson was convinced that world peace would come only through international cooperation and the establishment of a League of Nations. His concept for the League was that countries would solve potential global issues through united political and military solutions. Wilson’s vision gathered international support, and the League of Nations was founded on January 10, 1920 as part of the Treaty of Versailles, which put an end to World War I. For his efforts, Woodrow Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. Unfortunately, due to American political conflict in the U.S. Senate, the United States never did become a member of the League. On January 15, 1932, Cayce gave a reading which suggested that the Spirit of Christ (through President Wilson) sat with the American delegation at peace table in Paris establishing the League of Nations:
(Q) “Will the United States be drawn into war or go to war within the next five years? If so, with whom and over what will the trouble arise?”
(A) “The position or conditions that exist in the affairs, or the hearts of nations, is much as has been described. Now as to whether this will come to pass or not, depends upon whether there is the arousing in the hearts, souls and minds of a sufficient number of individuals — who will align themselves with that that is right in his sight, or not! Some years ago — this, we understand, is out of line with what many would have one believe — There was a peace table, and about same were gathered representatives of every nation under the sun! In the soul of the representative of the United States [President Wilson] sat the Prince of Peace [Christ] …As to whether it will be in three years or five years, depends upon those who would rally to, ‘I will make of my life a channel of blessing to someone, today!'” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-8]
On February 8, 1932, Cayce gave one of his greatest world prophecies when he predicted that America’s rejection of the League of Nations would result in a catastrophe beginning in 1936 which would “break up” many powers in the world involving the Soviet Union, the United States, Japan and England, and change the maps of the world:
(Q) “Please forecast the principal events for the next fifty years affecting the welfare of the human race.”
(A) “This had best be cast after the great catastrophe that’s coming to the world in ’36 (1936), in the form of the breaking up of many powers that now exist as factors in the world affairs. The first notable change will be the acceptance or rejection of the world’s interference, or court of last resort for the world, in this present meeting as presented by France — and as rejected by America. Then, with the breaking up of in ’36 (1936) will be the changes that will make the different maps of the world.”
(Q) “Name the powers that will be broken up in 1936.”
(A) “Rather by 1936. Will be Russia, United States, Japan and England, or United Kingdom.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-10]
On October 7, 1935, Cayce warned of catastrophic events that were building within the international community leading to an entire world at war:
“As to the affairs of an international nature, these we find are in a condition of great anxiety on the part of many; not only as individuals but as to nations. And the activities that have already begun have assumed such proportions that there is to be the attempt upon the part of groups to penalize, or to make for the associations of groups to carry on same. This will make for the taking of sides, as it were, by various groups or countries or governments. This will be indicated by the Austrians, Germans, and later the Japanese joining in their influence; unseen, and gradually growing to those affairs where there must become, as it were, almost a direct opposition to that which has been the theme of the Nazis (the Aryan). For these will gradually make for a growing of animosities. And unless there is interference from what may be called by many the supernatural forces and influences, that are active in the affairs of nations and peoples, the whole world — as it were — will be set on fire by the militaristic groups and those that are “for” power and expansion in such associations…” [Edgar Cayce reading 416-7]
In the wonderful biography about Cayce by Jess Stern, The Sleeping Prophet, the author describes an incident in June of 1936 when Cayce was in his garden working when he saw a vision in the sky of a chariot drawn by four white horses. He then heard a voice behind him saying, “Look behind you.” When he turned around, he saw a being of light wearing shining armor of silver who then raised his hand in salute, and said, “The chariot of the Lord and thy horsemen thereof,” then disappeared. Cayce was shaken by this vision and rushed into the house. He later explained to his family that he had seen the approach of World War II, with millions of people dead. It was an obvious jolt to his conscious mind.
The year 1936 was when events began the lead up to World War II, causing the League of Nations to collapse, bringing an end to the post-World War I dream of collective security. On March 7, 1936, Hitler defied the Versailles treaty by marching into the Rhineland and remilitarizing in which he encountered little opposition from other European powers. When civil war broke out in Spain on July 17, 1936, Hitler and Mussolini lent military support to the Nationalist rebels while the Soviet Union supported the existing government. In October 25, 1936, Germany and Italy formed the Rome-Berlin Axis. A month later, on November 25, Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, which Italy would join in the following year on November 6, 1937.
5. America’s entry into World War II in 1941
On April 28, 1936, Cayce gave a reading where he mentioned America’s future role as the “balance of power” in the world:
“The activities from the Soviet Union or the Asiatic relationships present rather a different condition, yet the very fact that there will be more and more the attempts through the Italian, the Spanish, the English for their investments, is the greater reason why America must remain – as it were – the balance of power in not only the money forces of the world but those influences that will later be for the manning of those powers where greater destructive forces will arise in those portions of the world.” [Edgar Cayce reading 261-21]
On July 6, 1939, Cayce gave a reading for a retired naval commander for which America’s entry into World War II was revealed:
(Q) “Am I likely to be recalled to active service within two or three years?”
(A) “The only likelihood will be in ’41 (1941). This, too, if the people pray, and live as they pray, will pass.” [Edgar Cayce reading 1949-1]
On June 23, 1940, without specifically naming Japan, Cayce delivered a wide ranging prophecy about conquests of “isles of the sea” as the precursor for U.S. entry into the war. Cayce then went on to predict that eventually all of the activities of the Axis powers will be destroyed:
“Why then the turmoil in the world today? They have forgotten God! Not that it is merely a karmic condition of a nation, of a people; for, know ye not that the prayer of one man saved a city?… Then, as to the needs for those things and conditions which are to come to pass in America. When many of the isles of the sea, many of the lands, have come under the subjugation of those who fear not man nor the devil, but rather would associate with that in which they may proclaim might and power as being right in that of the superman, that would be of the generations as would be established, then shall thine own land see the blood flow as in those periods when brother fought against brother. Then, what may ye do, what may ye think? Upon what may ye call? Only He who is able to keep that ye have committed unto Him against any experience that may arise… Suffer with them by giving of thy means, thy mind, thyself as channels to make His message known in the earth! Ye each seek to know — or many do — as to what will be the outcome of those activities in Europe, in Africa, in Asia. All will be broken up.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-25]
Two months later, on August 31, 1940, Cayce refused to say U.S. involvement was inevitable more involved than it currently was (the U.S. was currently supporting Britain with its “lendlease” program). But Cayce observed that it won’t be until the later part of 1941 when the U.S. will enter the war:
(Q) “Will the U.S. go into war actively?”
(A) “Not much more than at present; that is, for the present — but the war will be brought to the United States.”
(Q) “Should i make any effort or attempt any plans to enter the Army or government service?”
(A) “No; not under present conditions, though there may be those activities later, but not in ’40 or ’41 – or until the latter part of ’41, if then.” [Edgar Cayce reading 257-225]
On August 3, 1941, four months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Cayce gave a reading for a young man who was debating whether he should enter the Army or Navy and wanted to know how long he would have to serve. Cayce’s answer seemed to imply how long the war would last:
(Q) “Should the Army or the Navy be my life’s work?”
(A) “If it is chosen as a life’s work, choose the Navy by all means…”
(Q) “How many years are these [wartime] conditions likely to last?” “How many years are these conditions [wartime] likely to last?”
(A) “Until at least forty-five (1945).” [Edgar Cayce reading 984-4]
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed the U.S. naval facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which formally led to America entering into World War II. It ended on August 15, 1945 when Japan officially surrendered to U.S. armed forces — the year Cayce predicted.
6. Decisive World War II battles occurring in June 1943
On June 20, 1943, Cayce mentioned “strange” events would occur during the war of a decisive nature to occur within five days that would determine its length and outcome. Cayce was asked:
(Q) “You will have before you the conditions in the world today, and that needed by those seeking advice in helping to construct a permanent basis for international peace founded upon understanding of one another’s economic, social and spiritual problems. You will answer the questions, as I ask them.”
(A) “Yes, we have — as we have had before — those problems which have brought about the upheavals and the wars, the distrust, the jealousy, the hate existing today. These are the result of man’s forgetting God, and that which truly represents man’s sincere attempt to worship, honor and glorify a living God… Thus — nothing new, nothing strange; yet on Friday next strange things will happen, that will determine as to how long, as to how many, as to what will be necessary..” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-28]
When asked about a timeline concerning Italy, Germany and Japan, Cayce mentioned by June 25:
(Q) “Is there any indication of the time at which hostilities will cease between this country and Italy, Germany? Japan?”
(A) “These are dependent on the thoughts and principles of men. They will be able to determine much as regards more than one, by the 25th of June.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-28]
Indeed, during the time between June 20 and June 25, 1943, strange and decisive events were taking place which were about to change the course of World War II in the Allies favor. On Germany’s Eastern Front, the greatest tank battle in history was about to begin — the Battle of Kursk — which was originally planned by Hitler to begin on June 17, 1943, but was postponed until June 20, 1943 due to concerns of an Allied landing in the south of France or in Italy and delays in deliveries of the new tanks. But Hitler continued to delay the offensive to the dismay of some of his top generals involved which gave the Soviet Union even more time to prepare for a defense. Finally, on 1 July, Hitler announced 5 July as the launch date of the offensive. The Battle of Kursk ended on July 16 and was a great victory for the Soviet Union and was the turning point in the war. The battle was the final strategic offensive that the Germans were able to launch on the Eastern Front. Their extensive loss of men and tanks ensured that the victorious Soviet Red Army enjoyed the strategic initiative for the remainder of the war.
Meanwhile, in another theater, by June 25, 1943, the Allies had planned and fixed a date for the invasion of the “soft underbelly of the Axis” my means of Italy with pre-invasion bombing of Sicily through June 20-30, 1943, followed by an Allied landing at Sicily on July 9, 1943. The Allied invasion of Italy was highly successful leading to a coup in July which deposed Mussolini as head of the Italian government that ultimately removed Italy as part of the Axis forces. The Soviets had been pressing the Allies to open a “second front” in Europe which would lessen the German Army’s focus on the Eastern Front, where the bulk of its forces were fighting in the largest armed conflict in history.
In the Pacific, by June 20, 1943, Allied success in the Solomon Islands campaign paved the way for the planned Operation Cartwheel — an “island-hopping” grand strategy launched on June 30, 1943, which destroyed much of Japan’s sea and air supremacy and opened the way for Allied forces to recapture the Philippines and cut off Japan from its crucial resource areas in the East Indies.
Cayce had been asked about Italy, Germany and Japan, and he replied that more would be known “in respect to more than one [of these countries], by the 25th of June.” Cayce had observed, “There is nothing new, nothing strange.” Apparently, it was all part of a universal order in which there was no such thing as chance.
7. The end of World War II in 1945
World War II officially ended when Japan formally surrendered to the U.S. on September 2, 1945. Twice in 1941, even before the U.S. entered the war, Cayce gave a number of readings which predicted the end of the war would be in 1945 or 1946. On April 27, 1941, Cayce gave his first reading on the subject:
(Q) “Will the present European conflict create greater repercussions in the United States than those following the last World War?”
(A) “As just indicated, there will be greater repercussions [Pearl Harbor?, December 7, 1941], but as for the reactions afterward — these are being very well safeguarded and, if there is not too much of excitement, should come through in a very different form and manner.”
(Q) “When will this purge end and humanity enter a new era of peaceful living?”
(A) “In ’45 and ’46.” [Edgar Cayce reading 270-47]
Then on August 30, 1941, Cayce gave another decisively clear prediction of the end of World War II:
“For, through the efforts of the entity much may be accomplished when in ’45 to ’46 peace again rules in the earth. Much is to be taken into consideration. Keep ahead, in knowing that justice and mercy are the basic principles in dealings with one another, in dealings with groups, in dealings with states and nations. For these are right in the Lord.” [Edgar Cayce reading 1151-29]
On May 30, 1942, Cayce predicted that normality would return to the world in about 2 to 2 1/2 years after the war has been declared closed, or after the fighting has ceased:
(Q) “When will things return to normal once the war is over?”
(A) “In two to two and a half years after the war has been declared closed, or after the fighting has ceased.” [Edgar Cayce reading 257-244]
As mentioned previously, World War II ended on September 2, 1945 with the Japanese surrender. The time period that Cayce gave for when the world would return to normal was 2 to 2 1/2 years after the end of the war, which was from September 2, 1947 through March 2, 1948. Cayce was once again correct. When President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan on April 3, 1948, granting $5 billion in aid to 16 European nations, it ultimately resulted in a post-World War II economic boom. The post-1948 West German recovery has been called the German economic miracle. The U.S. emerged much richer than any other nation after the war and by 1950 its gross domestic product per person was much higher than that of any of the other powers and it dominated the world economy.
8. America will maintain the “balance of power” in the world
In 1935, after many predictions about the economic recovery, Cayce predicted that the troublesome “breaking up” events in Europe (conflict between Germany, Spain, France, England, Italy and others which destroyed the League of Nations, would drive a boom to recovery in many directions in America. He foresaw that greater and greater amounts of foreign capital which came into the U.S. for parking in a safe haven and as a growing demand for war materials. On April 28, 1936, Cayce predicted that America would become what Roosevelt later figuratively termed the “arsenal of democracy“:
(Q) “Will you comment on the present trends of events in Europe that will most affect conditions in this country, and what the effects here are likely to be during the next few months?”
(A) “… the whole of Europe may be said to be looking rather to America for a security in the monetary activities of new associations in world influence in this direction. The activities from Russia or the Asiatic relationships present rather a different condition, yet the very fact that there will be more and more the attempts through the Italian, the Spanish, the English for their investments, is the greater reason why America must remain — as it were — the balance of power in not only the money forces of the world but those influences that will later be for the manning of those powers where greater destructive forces will arise in those portions of the world.” [Edgar Cayce reading 261-21]
9. The day of Cayce’s own death
According to Jess Stern’s book about Cayce, The Sleeping Prophet, Cayce’s own readings repeatedly warned that if he “read” more than twice a day, he would disintegrate. But because Cayce would receive thousands of requests for help, arriving at the rate of fifteen hundred a day, he would ignore these warnings and people with readings anyway. Many letters were from mothers who were worried about their sons fighting in the far corners of the earth. Cayce had two sons in the war and sympathized with them greatly. But Cayce could not turn from anybody. Often he undertook seven or eight readings a day. As he helplessly looked at the huge mailbag, crammed every day with fresh appeals, he would lie down with a sigh, and pray that something would come through. But by the fall of 1944, Cayce’s final readings warned him that the time had come for him to stop working and rest. On August 28, 1944, in a reading for himself, Cayce was advised to get out the office and stay for awhile at a nearby nursing home.
(Q) “How can the body best free himself of worry and anxiety concerning the office routine?”
(A) “Get out of the office!”
(Q) “Would it be well for me to go to Roanoke, Virginia?…”
(A) “You can get all of these treatments there…”
(Q) “How long should I stay?”
(A) “Until you are well or dead one!” [Edgar Cayce reading 294-211]
Restless at home, and with each day’s bag of mail staring at him accusingly, Cayce went to the nursing home. By now he could neither sleep to read by, nor to rest. The vital energies were slipping away. On September 17, 1944, Cayce continued to be tired, frazzled, and worn out. A reading for himself reiterated the same message:
(Q) “Would you advise us staying on here in Roanoke for a while?”
(A) “Stay on until you are well or dead one, as has been given.” [Edgar Cayce reading 294-212]
In time, the man who seemed to know everything when asleep, could no longer go to sleep. His weary body and mind would no longer respond to his suggestion. In late November, as thin as a wraith, he returned home to spend his last days, and would tell visitors cheerfully, “It is all arranged. I am to be healed on Friday, the 5th of January.” His friends understood what he meant. On January 1, 1945, Cayce announced that he would be buried in four more days. His funeral was on Friday, the 5th of January. Cayce was elsewhere were his true healing would occur. He was sixty-seven when he died of pulmonary edema.
In April of 1926, nearly twenty years before his death, Cayce had a dream which he interpreted to be the way he would die. In his dream, he visualized himself immersed in a tub of hot water. Two weeks before his death, his doctor warned him that he was in danger of “strangling to death” of pulmonary edema. This was yet another prediction that proved to be true.
10. The deaths of FDR and JFK before great social unrest
On June 16, 1939, while giving a reading on “the mass thought of the American nation, its ideals, principles and purposes,” Cayce predicted two U.S. Presidents who would die while in office before “mob rule” would break out involving disputes between capitalists and labor in America including racial turmoil:
“All of these are problems in America today, as well as that of religious thought, religious principles, racial concern — which are mass as well as individual and group thought. And these as they are stressed become more and more of a problem… Ye are to have turmoils — ye are to have strifes between capital and labor. Ye are to have a division in thine own land before there is the second of the Presidents that next will not live through his office — a mob rule!”
(Q) “Are capital and labor fulfilling their responsibility toward each other? Where does the basic fault lie and what attitude should we take in correcting this condition?”
(A) “Who is to judge one against another? As has been indicated, so long as there are disputes among labor, capital need not fear. When labor becomes a united effort, capital may fear. As to the fault, and the attitude — in that same principle that he that labors may eat, he that labors not may not eat. These are principles; and, to be sure, capital labors as well as he that worketh with the hands. But not to the detriment of, but to the united effort of all to be a greater channel of service.”
(Q) “What should be our attitude toward the Negro, and how may we best work out the karma created in relations with him?”
(A) “He is thy brother! They that produced, they that brought servitude without thought or purpose have created that which they must meet within their own principles, their own selves. These should be taken in the attitude of their own individual fitness, as in every other form of associations. For He hath made of one blood the nations of the earth.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-2]
The two Presidents who died in office after Cayce gave this prophecy were President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President John F. Kennedy. President Roosevelt died in office in April 1945. In November 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, when racial tensions and race riots in the United States were just beginning to boil in the 1960s. Cayce is affirming that unless there is more give and take, consideration by capitalists for those workers who produce, with better division of the excess profits from labor, there must be greater turmoil in the land. Also, after the JFK assassination. President Johnson greatly increased American involvement in the Vietnam War which led to massive social unrest in the 60’s which can be described as a struggle between the capitalist, military industrial complex, versus the working class. Cayce’s reading on this subject was an excellent vision of the racial and Vietnam social unrest of the 60’s.
11. The establishment of the United Nations in 1944-1945
Cayce was clear about America being the world’s balance of power established upon principles of secular democratic ideas fused with older spiritual values. On August 13, 1941, Cayce gave a reading for a woman who was seeking guidance because she felt that a new life of service to humanity was calling her and she wanted definite information as to just what this work was. In the reading Cayce said:
“For, with those changes that will be wrought, Americanism – the ism – with the universal thought that is expressed and manifested in the brotherhood of man into group thought, as expressed by the Masonic Order, will be the eventual rule in the settlement of affairs in the world. Not that the world is to become a Masonic order, but the principles that are embraced in same will be the basis upon which the new order of peace is to be established in ’44 and ’45.” [Edgar Cayce reading 1152-11]
According to the oldest website on the Internet about Freemasonry, the following is the answer (condensed) to the question, “What are the Masons?”:
Freemasonry is a spiritual force which seeks to improve men morally and spiritually by associating with other idealistic men who want to improve the quality of life around them by means of teaching its members the principles involved in attaining a universal brotherhood of man which emphasizes the Fatherhood of God. The principal purposes of the Fraternity are to develop brotherly love and respect for truth, not the truths of scientific facts or history, but the truths which guide a man to live happily and harmoniously with his fellow man. For that reason Masonic meetings do not permit the introduction of discussions about sectarian religious differences or partisan political opinions. Freemasonry is an educational organization where Masons learn and teach the truths of morality, justice, patriotism, and the necessity of brotherly love to achieve those universal ideals.
George Washington, the first U.S. President and Royal Arch Degree Grand Master Mason, said of Freemasonry, “The grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.” The fact that many signers of the Declaration of Independence were Freemasons is evidence that America was founded on principles of Freemasonry.
After World War II ended in September of 1945, the only “new order of peace” which Cayce said in 1941 would be established in “1944 and 1945” that “will be the eventual rule in the settlement of affairs in the world” was the United Nations (UN). The UN was formulated and negotiated in 1944 among the delegations from the Allied Big Four (the Soviet Union, the UK, the U.S. and China) at the Dumbarton Oaks Conference. The UN is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation and is a replacement for the ineffective League of Nations. The UN officially came into existence on October 24, 1945 after World War II to prevent another such conflict. The Preamble to the UN Charter is as follows (condensed):
We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war…to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom. And for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples… and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.
To see how accurately Cayce’s prediction that a United Nations organization would be established upon the principles of Freemasonry, I compared the entire answer to the question, “What are the Masons?” with the UN Charter using special software and discovered they shared these same keywords:
achieve, acts, concern, develop, give, good, justice, law, life, live, means, measures, meetings, order, political, practice, principal, principles, promote social, respect, rights, standards, understanding, universal, with one, worth
12. India’s independence from Britain
On January 15, 1932, Cayce predicted Europe would be “a house broken up” and that Britain is losing India to non-resistance in a reference perhaps to Mahatma Gandhi:
(Q) “From the general trend of events, what is to be expected in the struggle between Great Britain and India?”
(A) “Great Britain is losing an excellent fight. Non-resistance is hard to be broken!! [Mahatma Gandhi] As to whether those peoples will remain, or whether the prayers and supplications of others will be with those, depends upon individuals.”
(Q) “What can be expected in the trend of events in the political and economic conditions in Europe?”
(A) “Europe is as a house broken up.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-8]
According to Jess Stern in his book on Cayce, The Sleeping Prophet:
“Through the clear channel of his subconscious he peered down the corridors of time into the troubled international scene, describing the future of the Soviet Union, China, Japan, England, the United States. He (Cayce) foresaw England losing India, when nobody else did; he saw a free India unloved, because it was unloving.”
In 1932, the British controlled Indian government granted untouchables separate electorates for which Gandhi protested by embarking on a six-day fast on September 20, 1932, while he was imprisoned. The resulting public outcry successfully forced the government to adopt an equitable arrangement. This was the start of a new campaign by Gandhi to improve the lives of the untouchables. Gandhi famously led Indians in challenging the British rule through non-violent resistance and later in calling for India’s independence from Britain in 1942. Gandhi’s vision of an independent India was based on religious pluralism. Eventually, in August 15, 1947, Britain granted India independence — more than fifteen years after Cayce’s predicted it would happen.
13. Predictions of human origins which later proved accurate
Cayce was far ahead of paleontologists on some of subjects. It took nearly 73 years for the predominance of evidence from around the world to prove Cayce correct in his claim that the human species is tens of million years old. According to Cayce, about 10.5 million years A.D., the first ape-like humans came down from the trees, formed into family groups, lived in caves, and began to become more human than ape. Cayce identified this time period as the time when souls (i.e., fallen angels) from heaven began to gradually possess the bodies of apes to become the human race — a time the Bible says was when the “sons of God” mated with the “daughters of humans”:
Bible: “When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, ‘My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.’ The Nephilim (their offspring) were on the earth in those days — and also afterward — when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:1-4)
On May 28, 1925, Cayce gave a reading “regarding the information of the first laws concerning man’s relations to the Higher Forces” and stated that 10.5 million years ago there were 133 million human souls on earth:
“Now, as we see, as given, how and what the classifications were of the physical in the earth’s plane at that period, the numbers then of human souls in the earth plane being a hundred and thirty and three million (133,000,000) souls. The beginning then of the understanding of laws as applied from man’s viewpoint being in this second rule in the country now Egypt… The period in the world’s existence from the present time being ten and one-half million (10,500,000) years, and the changes that have come in the earth’s plane many have risen in the lands. Many lands have disappeared, many have appeared and disappeared again and again during these periods, gradually changing as the condition became to the relative position of the earth with the other spheres through which man passes in this solar system.” [Edgar Cayce reading 5748-2]
On July 17, 1925, Cayce gave a reading for a man concerning his relationship with “the Universal forces” and his past lives which extended 10 million years into the past:
“In this we find the entity developed much and gave much to the peoples who were to succeed in this land, and in the ruins as are found that have arisen, in the mounds and caves in the northwestern portion of New Mexico, may be seen some of the drawings the entity then made. Some ten million years ago.” [Edgar Cayce reading 2665-2]
The chimpanzee–human last common ancestor (CHLCA) is the last common ancestor shared by the extant Homo (human) and Pan (chimpanzee) genera of Hominini. Originally, protein studies in the 1970s suggested the CHLCA was less than 8 million years in age. Genetic methods based on orangutan-human and gibbon-human last common ancestor (LCA) times were then used to estimate a CHLCA of 5 to 7 million years. Later, Vincent Sarich concluded that the CHLCA was no greater than 8 million years in age, with a favored range between 4 and 6 million years before present. Since the 1990s, the estimate has again been pushed towards more remote times, because studies have found evidence for a slowing of the molecular clock as apes evolved from a common monkey-like ancestor with monkeys, and humans evolved from a common ape-like ancestor with non-human apes. Then, in December of 1998, a scholarly paper was published entitled, “Molecular timing of primate divergences as estimated by two nonprimate calibration points“, that through the use of mitochondrial DNA, it has been established that the date of the divergence between Pan (chimpanzee) and Homo (human) is 10-13 million years before present (MYBP) and that the date of the divergence between Gorilla and the Pan/Homo linage is approximately 17 MYBP. It appears that Cayce’s reading of human origins beginning approximately 10.5 million years ago is accurate.
14. The Essene community and the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Essenes were a sect of Second Temple Judaism that flourished from the 200 BC to 100 AD. The Essenes are not mentioned in the Bible; but people in Cayce’s day would have known about them from the classical writings of Josephus, Philo, and Pliny the Elder. Josephus gave a detailed account of the Essenes in “The Jewish War” (c. 75 AD) claiming first hand knowledge, he lists them as one of the three sects of Jewish philosophy alongside the Pharisees and the Sadducees. He relates the same information concerning piety, celibacy, the absence of personal property and of money, the belief in communality, and commitment to a strict observance of Sabbath. He further adds that the Essenes ritually immersed in water every morning, ate together after prayer, devoted themselves to charity and benevolence, forbade the expression of anger, studied the books of the elders, preserved secrets, and were very mindful of the names of the angels kept in their sacred writings. Pliny the Elder relates in a few lines that the Essenes do not marry, possess no money, and had existed for thousands of generations. Unlike Philo, who did not mention any particular geographical location of the Essenes other than the whole land of Israel, Pliny places them next to the Dead Sea.
Some modern scholars and archaeologists have argued that the Essenes inhabited the settlement at Qumran, a plateau in the Judean Desert along the Dead Sea, citing Pliny the Elder in support, and giving credence that the Dead Sea Scrolls are the product of the Essenes. This theory, though not yet conclusively proven, has come to dominate the scholarly discussion and public perception of the Essenes (Ellegard, 1999).
Yet, during the 1930s and early 40s, Cayce correctly described the Essene community and its specific location many years before the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. He revealed information concerning Palestine about people who were told they had past lives together during the life and times of Jesus. While the word “Essene” is never used in the Qumran texts (the Dead Sea Scrolls), most scholars accept that the Qumran sect were either identical or closely related to the Essenes of these classical authors. Nevertheless, the Dead Sea Scrolls were not discovered until 1947, so Cayce could not have been influenced by these authors.
The Cayce readings affirm that Jesus, his mother Mary, and Joseph were affiliated with an Essene community based on Mount Carmel, which was a continuation of a “school of the prophets” begun by Elijah, Elisha, Samuel, and ultimately Melchizedek. On May 20, 1941, Cayce was asked a question inspired by H. Spencer Lewis‘ theory that the Essenes were a Palestinian branch of the Great White Brotherhood in Egypt whose purpose was to prepare for the coming of the messiah. (Lewis, 324):
(Q) “What is the correct meaning of the term ‘Essene’?”
(Q) “Was the main purpose of the Essenes to raise up people who would be fit channels for the birth of the Messiah who later would be sent out into the world to represent their Brotherhood?”
(A) “The individual preparation was the first purpose. The being sent out into the world was secondary. Only a very few held to the idea of the realization in organization, other than that which would come with the Messiah’s pronouncements.”
(Q) “Were the Essenes called at various times and places Nazarites, School of the Prophets, Hasidees, Therapeutae, Nazarenes, and were they a branch of the Great White Brotherhood, starting in Egypt and taking as members Gentiles and Jews alike?”
(A) “In general, yes. Specifically, not altogether. They were known at times as some of these; or the Nazarites were a branch or thought of same, see? Just as in the present one would say that any denomination by name is a branch of the Christian — Protestant faith, see? … The movement was not an Egyptian one, though adopted by those in another period — or an earlier period — and made a part of the whole movement. They took Jews and Gentiles alike as members — yes.” [Edgar Cayce reading 254-109]
Cayce mentioned the Essenes in 171 different readings and revealed a lot of interesting information about them. Although Cayce was not consciously aware of it, while in a trance he confirmed what a number of occult gospels had written about the Essenes. For example, that Jesus and John the Baptist were members of the Essenes, and hence, members of the Great White Brotherhood. Typical themes include white robes (mentioned by Josephus), mastery of the healing arts (Philo’s observation that they cared for the sick), and a quasi-Masonic hierarchy (an extrapolation from Josephus’ comment that their order consisted of four classes). On June 27, 1937, Cayce gave a reading which said the Essenes were:
On November 6, 1937, Cayce mentioned the Essenes would record experiences of:
“…the supernatural or out of the ordinary experiences; whether in dreams, visions. voices, or what not.” [Edgar Cayce reading 1472-1]
On June 21, 1942, Cayce revealed that white-robed Essenes were mistaken for angels during the Annunciation to Mary, the mother of Jesus, an event mentioned in Luke 1:26-38 where Mary is made known she will give birth to the Christ child. According to Cayce:
“This was a part of that group of Essenes who, headed by Judy, made those interpretations of those activities from the Egyptian experience — as the Temple Beautiful, and the service in the Temple of Sacrifice. Hence it was in this consecrated place where this selection took place.” [Edgar Cayce reading 1010-17]
Cayce’s readings on the Essenes also revealed how the Essenes made the arrangements for the Christ child and his family for their flight into Egypt; and how they supervised Jesus’ resurrection which they accomplished through their advanced healing arts.
15. The return of the Jews to the nation of Israel
In 1933, Cayce advised the Jews to regard the advent of fascist anti-Semitism in Europe as the time to fulfill the biblical prophecy which foretold that the Jews would return to Israel. On November 4, 1933, in one particularly controversial passage, Cayce suggested that the Jews had wandered “far afield, and their rebelliousness and their seeking into the affairs of others has rather brought them into their present position,” and made reference to the fulfillment of end time Bible prophecy concerning “the beginning of the return that must come throughout the earth” referring to the return of the Jews to their homeland in Palestine:
(Q) “Analyze Hitler’s attitude towards the Jews.”
(A) “When the character of those that have received, in a manner, their dictations — or the dictates of the activity of the director in affairs — is considered, then it will be understood how that this is but that diction which was given of old; and how that those peoples though they were called — have wandered far afield, and their rebelliousness and their seeking into the affairs of others has rather brought them into their present position. Read they not that which has been given? ‘When ye forsake my ways ye shall be scattered, ye shall be without those things that would bring ye into the knowledge — until that time is fulfilled.’ Hence the attitude that is assumed is rather a fulfillment of that prophecy that has been made, and is the beginning of the return that must come throughout the earth.”
(Q) “What should become of the Jews?”
(A) “They should harken to that call given of old. Their gathering together in their own land.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-13]
The idea that Jewish citizenship within their promised nation of Israel was tied to their obedience to God did not originate with Cayce, but with the Hebrew Bible (see Deuteronomy 8:19-20; Deuteronomy 28:62-64; Ezekiel 6:1-10; Ezekiel 36:19) and the Judeo-Christian Bible (see Matthew 24:1-2). There were several Jewish diasporas recorded throughout history and all were due to the general rebelliousness of the Jewish nation according to the Bible. As a nation, the Bible describes how the Jewish people, as a nation, have been rebellious against God (Deuteronomy 9:24; Isaiah 1:2; Exodus 32:9); unfaithful to covenant engagements (Jeremiah 3:6-8; Jeremiah 31:32; Ezekiel 16:59), often displeased God by their sins (Numbers 25:3; Deuteronomy 32:16; 1 Kings 16:2; Isaiah 1:4; Isaiah 5:24-25). They were punished by God for: idolatry (Psalms 78:58-64; Isaiah 65:3-7), breaking covenant (Jeremiah 11:10), and transgressing the law (Isaiah 24:5-6).
Cayce’s reading affirmed that Hitler’s treatment of the Jews would be the fulfillment of Bible prophecy of a time when the Jews would return to their homeland and the nation of Israel be re-established. These prophecies were fulfilled on May 14, 1948, when the British Mandate for Palestine ended and a Jewish state in Israel was reestablished after almost 2,000 years. There are several end time prophecies regarding the reestablishment of Israel; and one of them was give by Jesus in the Bible:
Bible: “‘Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.’ He told them this parable: ‘Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.'” (Luke 21:24-32)
On June 5, 1967, during the Six-Day War against its Arab neighbors, Israeli forces captured Arab-controlled East Jerusalem thereby ending “Gentile” control over Jerusalem and fulfilling Jesus’ prophecy of Luke 21:24-32. Along with this prophecy associated with Jesus’ return, he mentions astronomical “signs” in the sun, moon and stars; and world anxiety over the ocean’s strange behavior and threats from outer space. Jesus said this will be the time of his return. According to Cayce expert, Robert Grant, in his book, “Edgar Cayce on Angels, Archangels, and the Unseen Forces,” the “generation” which Jesus said “will not pass away until these things have happened,” according to Cayce, is a group of souls who are reincarnating to help fulfill the earth’s spiritual destiny — the reuniting in consciousness of humanity with God.
16. The discovery of land from Atlantis off the U.S. coast
According to Wikipedia, the “location hypotheses of Atlantis” are various proposed real-world settings for the legendary island of Atlantis, described as a lost civilization mentioned in Plato‘s dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 B.C. In these dialogues, a character named Critias claims that an island called Atlantis was swallowed by the sea about 9,200 years previously. According to the dialogues, this story was passed down to him through his grandfather, Dropides, who in turn got it from Solon, the famous Athenian lawmaker who got the story from an Egyptian sanctuary. Plato’s dialogues locate the island in the Atlantic Pelagos “Atlantic Sea”, “in front of” the Pillars of Hercules, a location that some modern Atlantis researchers associate with modern Gibraltar; however various locations have been proposed.
According to Cayce, the lost continent of Atlantis was located from the Gulf of Mexico to Gibraltar and was destroyed in a final catastrophic event circa 10,000 BC. — information which agrees with Plato’s account. Cayce revealed that new land will appear in 1968 and 1969 off the east coast of North America, the so-called “rising of Atlantis.” On December 20, 1933, Cayce was asked about a person’s past life in Atlantis which prompted him to give a prediction about where parts of Atlantis would be discovered:
“A portion of the temples may yet be discovered, under the slime of ages of sea water – near what is known as Bimini, off the coast of Florida. And in the temple records that were in Egypt, where the entity later acted in cooperation with others in preserving the records that came from the land where these had been kept.” [Edgar Cayce reading 440-5]
Then on June 28, 1940, Cayce gave a reading which mentioned when parts of Atlantis would be discovered:
“And Poseidia will be among the first portions of Atlantis to rise again. Expect it in sixty-eight and sixty-nine (1968 and 1969); not so far away!” [Edgar Cayce reading 958-3]
On September 3, 1968, in The Florida Times-Union, a Jacksonville newspaper, an article entitled Do Bahamas Hold Clue To Atlantis Legend? by Bill Middleton, described how a Miami archaeologist, Dr. J. Manson Valentine, was reported to have said he had discovered in Bahamian waters and ancient “temple” he thought might be part of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. The archeologist based his information partly upon Cayce’s prediction that parts of Atlantis would begin to reappear in 1968 and that the first appearance would be that of a temple in the waters near Bimini.
Cayce maintained that Atlantis was an ancient civilization that was technologically superior to even our own. He said the Atlantians had constructed giant laser-like crystals for power plants, and that these were responsible for the second destruction of the land. Cayce blamed the final destruction of Atlantis and the disintegration of their culture on greed and lust. But before the legendary land disappeared under the waves, Cayce revealed that there was an exodus of many Atlanteans to ancient Egypt. Cayce attributed the Biblical Great Flood of Noah to be a result of the sinking of the last huge remnants of Atlantis. According to Cayce, a vast number of souls who lived past lives in Atlantis have been incarnating to America for a long time now to usher in a new era of enlightened human consciousness. In all, Cayce referred to Atlantis no fewer than 700 times over a span of twenty years. For more information about Cayce and Atlantis, read this article entitled, “Atlantis and the Edgar Cayce Readings.”
17. Religious freedom would come to the Soviet Union
The Soviet Union was established in 1922 by the Bolsheviks and became the first nation to have, as an ideological objective, the elimination of religion and its replacement with universal atheism. The communist regime confiscated religious property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in schools. The confiscation of religious assets was often based on accusations of illegal accumulation of wealth. In the period from 1922 to 1926, 28 Russian Orthodox bishops and more than 1,200 priests were killed. Many more were persecuted. It was within this context that Cayce gave a reading on February 8, 1932, for a “plan for establishing peace on earth and good will among men” and predicted a strong religious movement would come out of Russia:
(Q) “What should be the attitude of so-called capitalist nations toward Russia?”
(A) “On Russia’s religious development will come the greater hope of the world. Then that one, or group, that is the closer in its relationships, may fare the better in the gradual changes and final settlement of conditions as to the rule of the world.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-10]
On November 29, 1932, Cayce again predicted a Russian revolution of religious freedom:
“..for changes are coming, this may be sure – an evolution, or revolution, in the ideas of religious thought. The basis of it for the world will eventually come out of Russia; not communism, no but rather that which is the basis of the same, as the Christ taught – his kind of communism!” [Edgar Cayce reading 452-6]
During World War II, more open expression of Christian beliefs was permitted when the Soviet government sought the support of Christians in the fight against fascism, but restrictions were reimposed when the war ended. But in the 1980s, under the reformist regime of Mikhail Gorbachev, a policy of “glasnost” (openness) allowed for greater toleration for the open practice of religion. The subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991, made religious freedom a reality and revealed that large sections of the population had continued to practice a variety of faiths. Indeed, Russian nationalists who emerged beginning in the 1990s identified the Russian Orthodox Church as a major element of Russian culture. As Cayce predicted, the resulting freedom to practice religion released a flood of Russian spirituality. Gorbachev’s policies of glasnost did indeed become the greater hope of the world as Cayce foresaw.
18. The collapse of communism and the Soviet Union
Edgar Cayce gave 29 readings from 1921 to 1944 that have been grouped together as “World Affairs Readings” since the requestors were seeking to better understand the events happening around them from a global perspective. Some of these readings were about the future of the Soviet Union. On June 22, 1944, Cayce predicted freedom would come to Russia, instead of Communism, that would result in Russia becoming the hope of the world:
“What then of nations? In Russia there comes the hope of the world, not as that sometimes termed of the communistic, of the Bolshevistic; no. But freedom, freedom! that each man will live for his fellow man! The principle has been born. It will take years for it to be crystallized, but out of Russia comes again the hope of the world.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-29]
This reading suggests that it is the Russian people’s concern for their fellow man that is the basis for this hope. Cayce’s words, despite all disbelief, were fulfilled on December 25, 1991, when the Soviet Union dissolved as a nation, abandoned Communism, thus ending the decades long Cold War.
19. An alliance between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
Cayce foresaw that the Soviet Union would one day become America’s ally. Russia, he said, would be guided by friendship with the United States. The Soviet Union’s attempt to rule “not only the economic, but the mental and spiritual life” of its people was doomed to failure. On February 8, 1932, Cayce was asked:
(Q) “Should the United States recognize the present government in Russia?”
(A) “Many conditions should be considered, were this to be answered correctly. You could say yes and no, and both be right, with the present attitude of both peoples as a nation, and both be wrong; for there is to come, there will come, an entire change in the attitude of both nations as powers in the financial and economical world. As for those of raw resources, Russia surpasses all other nations. As for abilities for development of same, those in the United States are the farthest ahead. Then these united, or upon an equitable basis, would become — or could become — powers; but there are many interferences for those already investments, those already under questions, will take years to settle.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-10]
Cayce suggested that an equitable partnership between the Soviet Union and the United States could become beneficial for both as the Soviet Union possesses more raw resources than any other nation and the U.S. has better abilities to develop those resources. Then on June 22, 1944, Cayce again mentioned a future friendship between Russia and the U.S.:
“…out of Russia comes again the hope of the world. Guided by what? That friendship with the nation that hath even set on its present monetary unit “In God We Trust… In the application of these principles, in those forms and manners in which the nations of the earth have and do measure to those in their activities” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-29]
From November 1985 through 1988, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev met for several important groundbreaking summits that led to a thawing of Cold War tensions, brought sweeping arms control reductions, and resulted in a friendship between Reagan and Gorbachev such that Reagan said to reporters, just outside the Kremlin, that he no longer thought of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” Just after the November 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in December 2, 1989, President George H. W. Bush met with Gorbachev in a conference on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Though no agreements were signed, the meeting was viewed largely as being an important one; when asked about nuclear war, Gorbachev responded that the Soviet Union would never start a hot war against the U.S. and would like their relations with the U.S. to develop in such a way that they would open greater possibilities for cooperation. The meeting was received as a very important step to the end of the Cold War. Another summit was held in July 1991, where the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) was signed by Bush and Gorbachev in Moscow. The treaty took nine years in the making and was the first major arms agreement since the signing of the Intermediate Ranged Nuclear Forces Treaty by Reagan and Gorbachev in 1987. START reduced strategic nuclear weapons of both nations by about 35% over seven years, and the Soviet Union’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles would be cut by 50%. After the dissolution of the USSR on December 25, 1991, President Bush and Gorbachev declared a U.S.-Russian strategic partnership, marking the end of the Cold War. Cayce’s vision of U.S. and Russian friendship was fulfilled.
20. The shift of the Earth’s poles around the millennium
On January 19, 1934, Cayce gave a reading regarding future spiritual, mental and physical changes coming to the earth regarding a shift in the world’s magnetic poles during a time period of 1958 to 1998:
“…there will be shifting then of the poles — so that where there has been those of a frigid or the semi-tropical will become the more tropical, and moss and fern will grow. And these will begin in those periods in ’58 to ’98, when these will be proclaimed as the periods when His light will be seen again in the clouds. As to times, as to seasons, as to places, alone is it given to those who have named the name – and who bear the mark of those of His calling and His election in their bodies. To them it shall be given.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-15]
Cayce’s prediction of a magnetic pole anomaly occurred in 1998. According to a 2002 NASA Jet Propulsion laboratory article, in 1998 something changed the Earth’s gravitational field which moved the magnetic poles closer together possibly due to climate change. The NASA article explained that as the ice on the poles melted, ocean currents moved water toward the equator, which factors researchers believe to be partly responsible, in conjunction with shifts in atmospheric patterns, for this ongoing shift in the Earth’s magnetic field. This NASA finding affirms Cayce’s prediction of a pole shift. On August 11, 1936, Cayce indicated that the pole shift would become apparent in 2000 to 2001:
(Q) “What great change or the beginning of what change, if any, is to take place in the earth in the year 2,000 to 2,001 A.D.?
(A) “When there is a shifting of the poles; or a new cycle begins.” [Edgar Cayce reading 826-8]
According to a 2011 GlobalRumblings Blog post, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) maintains a data set of annual magnetic north pole coordinates going back to the year 1590, noting that there has been lots of reporting of pole shift lately, to the point where the phenomenon is actually causing real-world issues such as temporary airport closures. Since 1860, the magnetic pole shift has more than doubled every 50 years. That is pretty significant. It’s alarming to discover the amount of pole shift just since the last 50 years. From the time period of 2000 through 2010, the magnetic north pole has shifted nearly half of the total distance of the past 50 years! In other words, the pole shift has apparently sped up substantially. And during the past 150 years, the pole shift has been in the same direction. According to the data set, during the year 2000 the magnetic north pole actually shifted more than 70 kilometers. In 2003, BBC News published an article entitled “Is the Earth preparing to flip?” which mentioned how some researchers think the behavior of the Earth’s magnetic field may presage a geomagnetic reversal when the north and south magnetic poles flip. A 2017 article, “Are the Earth’s Magnetic Poles About to Flip?” makes an even stronger case.
And the Earth’s magnetic field is now getting weaker. According to a NOVA PBS program entitled “Magnetic Storm“, according to university studies, the rate of change in the Earth’s magnetic field is greater over the last 300 years than it has been for any time in the past 5,000 years. It’s going from a strong magnetic field down to a weak magnetic field, and it’s doing it very quickly. And the rate of decline is increasing. In just a few centuries it could be gone altogether leaving the Earth vulnerable to the sun’s destructive radioactive magnetic storms.
The NOVA show revealed that the shift has indeed begun in the South Atlantic Ocean region, between Africa and South America. Here the north-south polarity is fluctuating back and forth, weakening the shield against solar radiation. During the pole shift process, the planet’s electromagnetic shield will no longer channel the solar winds to our current poles, where few people live. The Northern and Southern lights are a result of radiation moving to the poles. Since radiation causes many problems, the weakening of the shield is a concern. A weak magnetic shield also means that the Northern and Southern lights will be seen all around the planet, even along the equator making a beautiful display of lights in the night sky. This may be why Cayce links the pole shifting to “when His light will be seen again in the clouds” — a reference to the “signs in the sky” prophecy given by Jesus in Luke 21:25 concerning his Second Coming — which we will cover later in this article. Whether it’s recent increases in the Earth’s pole shift and anomalies, or decreasing magnetic field, or increasing dangers from the sun’s magnetic storms, Cayce’s prediction of pole shift is clearly accurate.
21. Psychic phenomena will be scientifically provable before 1989
On September 25, 1939, Cayce gave a reading predicting that within 50 years (ending 1989) psychic phenomena will become just as acceptable and provable as physics:
(Q) “Will psychic phenomena ever, or within say 50 years, be accepted and provable on directly scientific measurements; that is on meters (instruments) and mathematics? If not, why?”
(A) “When there is the same interest or study given to things or phases of mental and spiritual phenomena as has been and is given to the materialized or material phenomena, then it will become just as practical, as measurable, as meter-able, as any other phase of human experience. Ye did it before! Ye used it correctly, – even though the whole world was against you: Would you again?” [Edgar Cayce reading 2012-1]
Concerning scientifically proving psychic phenomena, Cayce said in archaic language, “Ye did it before! Ye used it correctly, – even though the whole world was against you” suggesting psychic phenomena was already scientifically proven in the past — before 1939 — but was worldwidely rejected. The study of physics and the study of consciousness converged around the beginning of the 20th century with the beginning of quantum mechanics which ultimately led to the study of quantum consciousness. Quantum mechanics gradually arose from breakthroughs by Max Planck in 1900 and Albert Einstein in 1905 paper which offered a quantum-based theory to explain the properties of light. Early quantum theory was profoundly reconceived in the mid-1920s. Later work by David Bohm, described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century, who developed the “holomovement” in quantum mechanics in 1980 which led to the creation of the holographic principle in 1995. In the same year, 1995, the holographic principle was incorporated into string theory which has emerged as the leading candidate of the ultimate theory of the universe. Cayce mentioned “the whole world was against” him, which could be a reference to the fact that Bohm was persecuted in 1949 during the McCarthy era, was arrested, suspended from Princeton University, and deported to Brazil. In his day, Bohm’s theories were considered “unorthodox”. Cayce was right that, at one time, it seemed the whole world was against David Bohm.
But according to Bohm’s holomovement interpretation of quantum mechanics, the possibility exists of an afterlife (a multiverse) where a person’s quantum consciousness can survive after death (quantum immortality). Read more about the mechanics in this article. Also, Dean Radin of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, maintains a selected list of peer-reviewed journal articles containing scientific evidence of psi (psychic) phenomena which you can download in PDF format. Cayce predicted psychic phenomena would be provable as physics by 1989. David Bohm described a “holographic universe” using physics in 1980 which allows for phenomena once considered paranormal such as Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance“, psychic phenomena, near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, and an afterlife.
22. The rise of major technological industries
Closely related to his ability to read science well in advance of its practitioners, Cayce astutely predicted the broad stream of the technological future. He was able to fully describe the major technology industries which would drive the development of the American economy after World War II. Consistently, 10 to 30 years in advance of the economy, while ideas were still in their novelty stage, Cayce advised his clients to focus on all aspects of radio, telegraphy, telephones, communications and electronics industries which were associated with war products, deluxe fine furniture cabinetry for electronic products, composite woods and molded materials, and plastic resins. For example, a man named David Kahn, Cayce’s best friend, made millions of dollars with this information. The following are Cayce’s most astute prophecies on science and technology:
a. The existence of the long economic cycle
On September 8, 1931, Cayce gave a reading describing a long term economic cycle of 24 to 25 years which predicts depressions and major recessions:
(Q) “When will be the peak of the next period of general business prosperity, and the bottom of the next period of general business depression?”
(A) “As the cycles come and go, these may be judged much for the future as they have been in the past. There is, as has been seen, those general periods — going back, as we find, the greatest depression as arose from ordinary causes. Those in the present are out of the ordinary, for they are the combinations of both wrath, oppression and sin, in the one nearer akin, as we find, in 1907. Hence a cycle seen — this, then, of the greater next depression, would be another cycle, or a seven (7), which comprises — as is seen — near to twenty-four to twenty-five (24 to 25) years. This, you see, makes the combination of peak made — oppression or depression, also of business.” [Edgar Cayce reading 282-3]
According to Cayce, starting with a base year of 1907, every 24th or 25th year precisely describes an economic downturn. Based on Cayce’s definition, assuming a 25-year cycle, the major economic downturns were forecast for the years 1932, 1957, 1982, and 2007. The next major economic downturn in a 25-year cycle will be the year 2032. The cycle does not describe all of the downturns but it definitely describes the worst downturns.
According to Cayce scholar, Michael Mandeville, in his book “Return of the Phoenix” (Volume 2), Cayce seems to be saying that there is a seven-year cycle which, in combination with other factors, makes a longer term cycle of 24 to 25 years. I cannot understand what Cayce is saying about a seven-year cycle but his projection about a 25-year cycle of depressions is pretty clear. Will we find them in the records? The answer is an unequivocal yes. The year Cayce references is 1907, which is not a bad pick but 1908 is better. A recessionary period started in 1907 and the GDP actually contracted in 1908 by 8%, a true “depression”. The next year it was up. Thus 1908 is the bottom year. There were two other contractions in the GDP between 1909 and 1930, but they were each smaller, which seems to correspond to Cayce’s commentary. If we add or subtract 25 years to 1908 we get the following table. Since 1858, the cycle hasn’t missed a beat, though the 1958 and 1982 recessions did not result in an actual contraction of the overall economy, just a slow down to almost no growth.
These economic bad years are not by any means all of the depressions or recessions which have been recorded in the U.S. There were several other recessionary periods. Economists have defined many different cycles, and there are many schools of thought on the issues of economic cycles. A 24-year cycle has been identified, as well as 54, 50, 48 (Kondratieff Waves), 7, and 3 year cycles. None of them work perfectly in predicting economic events in any given year and all of the long range models by the economists and the statisticians are quite “sloppy” indeed. They vary by several years. This Cayce cycle doesn’t predict all downturns, but it definitely predicts the bottoms of some of them quite accurately.
b. The rise of the aviation and radio industries
Months after the October 1929 Stock Market Crash, on May 29, 1930, despite the deepening depression, Cayce gave a reading which predicted the industries which would become the next U.S. focus of industrial activity: those of the aerial nature: radio and aviation. At the time, both the commercial radio industry and commercial aviation industry were still widely regarded as commercially unproven toys:
(Q) “What industry is to become this country’s next source of activity?”
(A) “Those of the aerial nature; that is, radio and its associations; aerial and its associations.”
(Q) “What existing or new leader of industry is to come out of the future to stir the creative genius of this nation?”
(A) “This has been given.”
(Q) “Give advice regarding shares held in Western Union.”
(A) “Hold to ’em!”
(Q) “Give advice regarding shares held in Great Lakes Aircraft?“
(A) “Don’t dispose of them.”
(Q) “Give advice as to future handling of contemplated purchase of Missouri & Kansas Pipe Line stock?”
(A) “This we wouldn’t be too fast about.”
(Q) “Will a change of the Divisional Headquarters of the Telegraph Co. from San Francisco to Los Angeles materialize next year?”
(A) “Seems to be the year after. Thirty-two.” [Edgar Cayce reading 270-25]
Western Union was the first communications empire and set a pattern for American-style communications businesses as they are known today. Western Union is best-known for its business in the exchange of telegrams. By 1900, Western Union operated a million miles of telegraph lines and two international undersea cables. It first developed the intercity fax in 1935. The company continued to grow, acquiring more than 500 smaller competitors. Its monopoly power was almost complete in 1943 when it bought Postal Telegraph, Inc., its chief rival It developed commercial intercity microwave communications in 1943. In 1958, it began offering Telex service to customers in New York City. It became the first American telecommunications corporation to maintain its own fleet of geosynchronous communications satellites, starting in 1974. Western Union now as several divisions, with products such as person-to-person money transfer, money orders, business payments and commercial services. Cayce’s forecast of Western Union’s success certainly proved true.
Prior to 1927, the U.S. commercial radio industry was supervised by the Department of Commerce. Then, the Communications Act of 1934 created the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). During the 1920s, commercial radio broadcasting in the U.S. was a fledgling industry until the October 1929 Stock Market Crash when all radio stocks tumbled significantly. During the 1930s, the CBS radio network developed a successful business model that made CBS the first to become one of the largest radio networks in the U.S., and eventually one of the Big Three American broadcast television networks.
The U.S. commercial aviation industry during the 1920s were sporadic and most airlines were focused on carrying bags of mail. In 1925, however, the Ford Motor Company began construction of the all-metal Ford Trimotor, which became the first successful American airliner. With a 12-passenger capacity, the Trimotor made passenger service potentially profitable. Air service was seen as a supplement to rail service in the American transportation network. At the same time, a crusade began to create an air network that would link America to the world through the Pan American World Airways airline, a fleet of flying boats that linked Los Angeles to Shanghai and Boston to London. Pan Am and Northwest Airways (which began flights to Canada in the 1920s) were the only U.S. airlines to go international before the 1940s. With the introduction of the Boeing 247 and Douglas DC-3 in the 1930s, the U.S. airline industry was generally profitable, even during the Great Depression. This trend continued until it was interrupted during the World War II years. Cayce’s prediction of the rise of U.S. industrial activity proved true.
c. The great influence of aviation upon the world
During the 1930’s Cayce told his clients to get out of rails and to get into the air. On February 13, 1933, he affirmed the most outstanding change would come to be airplane manufacturing and transportation industry:
(Q) “The belief is held that the aeroplane manufacturing and transportation industry will become the outstanding cornerstone to mark this country’s return to prosperity, just as the automobile industry did in 1921 and the radio activity did in 1925. Is this correct?”
(A) “Partially so, yes. It may be given as the most outstanding change that would come…” [Edgar Cayce reading 270-30]
The “Jet Age” is a period in the history of aviation defined by the advent of aircraft powered by turbine engines, and by the social change this brought about. The British de Havilland Comet was the first jet airliner to fly (1949), the first in service (1952), and the first to offer a regular transatlantic service (1958). Jet airliners were able to fly much higher, faster, and further than older piston-powered propellers, making transcontinental and intercontinental travel considerably faster and easier.
On November 5, 1942, Cayce predicted that air transportation will become more and more the basis of all relationships with other nations, countries, as well as the internal or national activity:
(Q) “How, when and where should I associate myself with air transportation? If this is advised, please tell me something about the future of this business after hostilities cease.”
(A) “This, to be sure — air transportation — will become more and more the basis of all relationships with other nations, countries, as well as the internal or national activity. Thus, all communications are a part of this activity.” [Edgar Cayce reading 416-17]
When the Boeing 707 began service on the New York to London route in 1958, this became the first year that more trans-Atlantic passengers traveled by air than by ship.
On June 2, 1944, Cayce predicted that “any town that has any name will eventually be on an airline” in another ten to twenty years and will replace the railroad even in its “badness”:
(Q) “Would I make any changes in my present work, if so when and through whom?”
(A) “As has been indicated, there should be those tendencies towards expansions that must eventually, and will, be a part of the great changes which will come with the next two to three years when the present disturbances are more in accord, but there will come first some serious disturbances, not necessarily with this body, but in the general conditions. These still haven’t gotten away from Baltimore, and you needn’t get away from Norfolk or Virginia Beach, for any town that has any name will eventually be on an airline and when they’re off it’s as bad as being off the railroad (in another ten to twenty years).” [Edgar Cayce reading 416-18]
As of March 2010, there are around 5,200 general aviation airports in the U.S. that service civil aviation operations; and 560 scheduled commercial flight airports in the U.S. — for a total of 5,760 airports in the U.S. And as of 2013, the U.S. has a total of 3,144 counties and county equivalents. This means there is a ratio of 1.83 airports per U.S. county. That’s almost 2 airports per county in the U.S.. Cayce’s prediction that “any town that has any name will eventually be on an airline,” like it once was with the railroads, certainly came true.
d. The development of infrared technology for night vision
Humans normally see wavelengths from red to violet; but some creatures see frequencies on the outer edges of our visible light spectrum, namely infrared and ultraviolet. For example, eagles, hawks and owls perceive infrared frequencies — the energy waves created by heat. One of Cayce’s friends, Edwin Blumenthal, got an idea from a dream about fog-penetrating vision. But on December 7, 1925, Cayce gave a reading where he told him his approach wouldn’t work all that well. Instead the reading outlined a technology which was far ahead of its time, pointing directly to the concept of night vision. He correctly claimed it would be superior to any attempt to use artificial light to see in darkened conditions:
(Q) “The idea of inventing a fog penetrating lamp is one that I have in mind often. While thinking of this I saw an aeroplane fall to earth while in battle. The aeroplane had been trying to hide behind its own smoke screen, but the fog piercing lamp made it visible.”
(A) “…this may be produced; yet… hindrances… for the refractory rays from such a light would act upon objects on which the rays were directed, in such a manner as to bring destructive forces in many; yea most, movable objects. The success of such a rays or light may be made perfect, when a better understanding is gained of what may be termed the night side of life… The night side, or invisible side, which is meant by night, the abilities to overcome with those rays as are found now in those invisible forces to the naked eye in that of the ultra violet and the red ray, raised to an nth degree in its brilliancy or refractory effect, see?” [Edgar Cayce reading 137-38]
Cayce was probably the first human being to describe the concept of infrared night vision which is now one of the mainstays of U.S. military superiority.
e. The union of the radio and telegraph industry
Cayce foresaw the rapid integration and expansion of the communication industry which would be driven by the new technology. The following reading, given on April 7, 1929, is an interesting one on the convergence of large communications companies. These mergers did indeed occur. Also, Cayce’s description of how varied channels of communications working in a more cooperative and structured manner has come to pass:
(Q) “Will the consolidations take place of the communications company as given in 1928, American Telephone & Telegraph – International Telephone & Telegraph?”
(A) “These combinations in communicative forces, as has been give will take place. As to when, and how, consider the conditions as prevent such a coalition at this time. Not only are there some of the laws as concerning same to be changed, but many of the larger holdings are to be won over by death even. In these changes, then, these are to be a gradual change, and will come about much in the same way and manner as the various Express companies came under the direct correlation physically in one form. Not that wars alone are to produce same, but the rumors of many of same, making the necessity of communications in the varied fields to come under one supervision, will make physical coalition. As to when, in time – it may be years, but all of the varied channels of communication will work one with another, and thus the varied commodities in their various divisions – as has been given – will offer an opportunity of investments as for holdings; and as for speculative interest – both those of the air and of physical contact, meaning those of telegraph, telephone, as well as radio or radial operative forces – including International American, Western Union, Westinghouse, and Radio.” [Edgar Cayce reading 257-36]
Cayce’s April 1929 prophecy above, of the united activity of radio and the telegraph lines, was predicted to be fulfilled by 1939 in a reading given by Cayce on October 7, 1935:
“As we find by ’39 should be a fact – that is, the united activity of radio and the telegraph lines. This is indicated by the entrance into the field of activity through the radiograms from not only communications in the distant portions and from vessels, but from land communications that are being handled in much the same manner.” [Edgar Cayce reading 416-7]
By the end of the 1930’s the ITU had created the technical standards which allowed all forms of communication to inter-operate. In November 5, 1942, Cayce added:
“Thus, all communications are a part of this activity. This means not only radio and telegraph (for these must be eventually one) … but more and more the air as the greater means of communications. With more and more satellite communication facilities coming on line, even in the 1990’s, it is more and more the air.” [Edgar Cayce reading 416-17]
According to Cayce scholar, Michael Mandeville, in his book “Return of the Phoenix” (Volume 2), in 1934 the International Telegraph Union was transformed into the International Telecommunication Union. By the end of the 1930’s the ITU had created the technical standards which allowed all forms of communication to inter-operate and various companies and services began to experiment with inter-operability. Using wartime advances in radio communications, Western Union pioneered the first commercial intercity microwave system in 1945 and inaugurated an 11,000-mile transcontinental microwave system in 1964. The communication industries spawned the electronics and mass broadcast industries. These industries in turn directly created the computer and advanced telecommunication industries such as the internet. Cayce had the beginning direction for the long-term industrial future clearly pegged.
f. A successful technological investment strategy
Cayce had outlined a master investment strategy for his clients to which he added those sectors in the communications and electronics industries which were associated with war products. On October 7, 1935, Cayce gave a reading advising a client to invest in communications:
“…deal with the communications. Especially as to those relationships that must eventually come, and that as we find by ’39 should be a fact — that is, the united activity of Radio and the Telegraph lines. This is indicated by the entrance into the field of activity through the radiograms from not only communications in the distant portions and from vessels, but from land communications that are being handled in much the same manner.” [Edgar Cayce reading 416-7]
On March 12, 1936, Cayce gave a reading where he advised a client to buy stock in allied industrials for the short term and long term as a safe investment:
(Q) “What are the best investments now and for next few years — want to know to help clients?”
(A) “Those that have to do with communications, when considered for years. Those that are of allied industrials, that deal with preparations of war materials, for the next few months. But the industrials having to do with communications of all natures, for long terms.” [Edgar Cayce reading 877-6]
According to the timeline of communication technology, Cayce’s advice to invest both in the short and long term in the communications and electronics industries was very sound. In 1942 the frequency hopping spread spectrum communication technique was invented. In 1947 Bell Labs proposed a cell-based approach which led to “cellular phones.” In 1947 full-scale commercial television was first broadcast. In 1949 Claude Elwood Shannon, the “father of information theory“, mathematically proved the fundamental bridge between continuous-time analog signals. In 1958 the first photocopier suitable for office use was developed. In 1963 the first geosynchronous communications satellite was launched. In 1965 the first email was sent at MIT. In 1969 the first hosts of ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet, is connected. In 1971 a computerized switching system for telephone traffic is invented. In 1976 the personal computer market is born. In 1981 the world’s first automatic mobile phone is put into operation. In 1989 a prototype system which became the World Wide Web was build at CERN. In 1991 solitary waves were transmitted through an optical fiber at high speeds for the first time. In 1994 Internet radio broadcasting was born. In 1999 Sirius satellite radio was introduced. In 2004 what would become the largest social networking site in the world, Facebook was launched. Investing in both the communications and electronic industries in 1935 as Cayce suggested would certainly have proven successful in both the short term and the long term.
g. A successful consumer products investment strategy
On September 24, 1942, Cayce gave a reading where he advised someone to buy stock in any electrical appliances, all forms of home appliances as a safe investment.
(Q) “What types of investments offer the best protection for investors of their principal and of the purchasing power of their incomes?”
(A) “Those of utilities in the present, as we find, and will be for some time to come, even following the eventual establishing of peace relationships through the world. These then will still offer the safer investments — such as the home appliances and those things that have been and are being curtailed so as to necessitate the better placing of same in homes throughout the land. Any electrical appliances, all forms of home appliances, those of greater conveniences — all of these will offer the greater investment now and for the future – for the next few years, at least.” [Edgar Cayce reading 261-35]
These consumer products drove the economy for a long time and companies which manufactured them become huge. It is still true today, in the form of computers and digital electronics. On March 29, 1944, Cayce again affirmed post-war economic leadership for technology in all of the industrial products, including radio, ice box, automobile, lights. He predicted at the same time that TV would become an important consumer product before the TV broadcasting industry had even been conceived.
(Q) “Upon termination of the last World War the automobile and radio became important industrial achievements. What principal product will enjoy similar leadership after present duration?”
(A) “All of the industrial products, including radio, ice box, automobile, lights.”
(Q) “Will electronic modulation coupled with television become an important consumers product when present war ends?”
(A) “It will.” [Edgar Cayce reading 270-49]
According to Cayce scholar, Michael Mandeville, in his book “Return of the Phoenix” (Volume 2), after a short period of re-adjustment at the completion of World War II, the advent of the baby-boomer generation drove the economy, creating unprecedented demand for household items of all kinds, especially for electrical appliances, refrigerators, radios, record players, and TV’s. During the 1950’s ice boxes finally disappeared, replaced with refrigerators. As an example, General Electric stock is probably as good an indicator of this strategy as one can find. In 1942, it could be bought for between 21 to 30. Its high in 1946 was 52. In 1951 the high had moved to 64, and to 92 in 1953, at which it split 3 for 1. The new low price in 1954 was 30, high was 48. In 12 years, investors would have easily tripled their money. It was possible that a $21 share would have turned into $192, depending upon the exact timing at which they bought and sold it. That’s an outstanding return for any 12 years, no matter what twelve years you are talking about.
h. Blood will be used as a diagnostic tool
During the course of a physical reading given for one individual, Cayce foresaw future medical advancements that might make diagnosis from a drop of blood a possibility. The reading was given on November 10, 1927, at the time when the prediction would have been considered the makings of science fiction:
“For, as is seen, there is no condition existent in a body that the reflection of same may not be traced in the blood supply, for not only does the blood stream carry the rebuilding forces to the body, it also takes the used forces and eliminates same through their proper channels in the various portions of the system. Hence we find red blood, white blood and lymph all carried in the veins. These are only separated by the very small portions that act as builders, strainers, destroyers, or resuscitating portions of the system — see? Hence there is ever seen in the blood stream the reflections or evidences of that condition being carried on in the physical body. The day may yet arrive when one may take a drop of blood and diagnose the condition of any physical body…” [Edgar Cayce reading 283-2]
Dried blood spot testing (DBS) is a form of biosampling where blood samples are blotted and dried on filter paper. The dried samples can easily be shipped to an analytical laboratory and analyzed using various methods such as DNA amplification developed in 1983. The concept that capillary blood, obtained from pricking the heel or finger and blotted onto filter paper, could be used to screen for metabolic diseases in large populations of infants was introduced by Robert Guthrie in 1963. Neonatal screening for metabolic disorders became nationwide in 1969-70; and more recently for congenital hypothyroidism, sickle cell disorders and HIV infection. The limitations of sensitivity and specificity when screening such small volumes of blood restricted the use of dried blood spots for many years. This type of blood testing is now available for use at home by consumers in the U.S. Available blood tests include vitamin D, estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, TSH and lipids.
i. The discovery of the La Nina and El Nino effect
Amazingly, on May 28, 1926, Cayce gave a reading which made a connection between temperature changes in deep ocean currents and weather changes:
“As the heat or cold in the various parts of the earth is radiated off, and correlated with reflection in the earth’s atmosphere, this in its action changes the currents or streams in the ocean …” [Edgar Cayce reading 195-29]
According to Cayce scholar, Michael Mandeville, in his book “Return of the Phoenix” (Volume 3), trendlines in various planetary databases directly prove that most crustal motion and tectonic change is directly driven by the constantly changing location of the pole in a 6.5 year cycle of Chandler’s Wobble which is due to a phenomenon called “vortex tectonics” to provide it a label for subsequent scientific discussion. Vortex tectonics can be used to accurately and easily forecast the danger periods for earthquake and volcanic activity in various regions of the earth. Most surprisingly, the El Nino phenomenon is directly produced by Chandler’s Wobble. As the earth wobbles through the midpoints of its 6.5 year extremes in polar motion, the great rifts of the ocean bottom expand and contract, permitting greater lava and heat flow into the bottoms of the ocean. This heats the ocean water which produces the El Nino weather patterns. Doubtless, this is the most surprising finding of the Cayce readings. The El Nino weather patterns are in fact a product of vortex tectonics, they are in fact an earth change within the meaning of Cayce’s predictions, and they do directly indicate and provide a measure of the rate of change in the earth. The record-breaking severity of the 1998/99 El Nino / La Nina oscillation in the weather directly fulfills Cayce’s prediction that the rate of change in the earth would be seen to have increased by the period 1998.
j. The existence of two more planets in our solar system
Cayce would give “life readings” where he would describe an individual’s past lives including pre-birth “astrological/afterlife realm” influences. Cayce provided many descriptions of the workings of the world and the cosmos. Many of them seemed implausible in his day but during the past 50 years none of Cayce’s comments about science or the natural principles of how the cosmos works has been unproven. Many have been proven and more and more of his ideas have come to form the basis of modern science. Concerning past lives, there is abundant scientific evidence suggestive of reincarnation. Concerning astrology, there is a growing body of evidence showing that the movements of the sun, moon and planets in our solar system have a significant influence on our lives. In his life readings, Cayce gave several readings mentioning the existence of the ninth planet, Pluto (which he called “Vulcan”), five years in advance before astronomers discovered Pluto on February 18, 1930. Here is an example of one of Cayce’s astrological life readings mentioning Vulcan which he gave on May 15, 1925:
(Q) “You will give the relation of this entity and the Universe, and the Universal Forces, giving the conditions that are as personalities, latent and exhibited, in the present life…”
(A) “Yes, we have the entity here, and those relations with the Universe and the Universal Forces, as are latent and exhibited in the personality and individuality of the entity in the present earth plane. In the entering we find the entity comes or takes its place from that of Mercury, Vulcan and Jupiter, with those relations in Leo that have to do with the personalities as exhibited, with adverse influences in Venus, with Saturn.” [Edgar Cayce reading 470-2]
Once Pluto was finally discovered by astronomers in 1930, someone finally asked Cayce during a reading whether or not Vulcan and Pluto were the same planet. On August 11, 1936, Cayce was asked:
(Q) “Is there a planet anciently known as Lilith or Vulcan?”
(A) “Pluto and Vulcan are one and the same. No Lilith. Lilith is a personality.” [Edgar Cayce reading 826-8]
In his astrological life readings, Cayce also referred to a yet unknown planet which he called “Septimus”. For example, on January 19, 1924, gave the following reading:
“Now with this we have those conditions in this entity that have to be considered so far as the will has already influenced the conditions under which the planets rule the destiny of the individual… and the influence of the Sun and of that of Mercury are the ruling forces, with that of Jupiter, Uranus and of Septimus. This gives then these influences with the afflictions afar of Saturn and Mars. In the Moon’s change the new or the early changing of the first quarter has the most influence from these lunar forces.” [Edgar Cayce reading 4361-1]
In a NASA article entitled, “Hypothetical Planet X“, it describes how in January 2015, Caltech astronomers found evidence suggesting there may be a “Planet X” deep in the solar system. This hypothetical Neptune-sized planet orbits our sun in a highly elongated orbit far beyond Pluto. The prediction of this giant planet is based on detailed mathematical modeling and computer simulations, not direct observation. If this “Planet X” turns out to be scientific fact, it will be yet another affirmation of Cayce’s prophetic abilities.
1. The second coming of Christ occurred in 1998
Edgar Cayce had much to say about Jesus and the past lives of Jesus — even covering the “lost” years that were never addressed in the Bible. But Cayce also spoke of Jesus’ return and here is an excerpt on that subject. On June 28, 1932, gave the following reading where he revealed the world at the time was about to enter the Tribulation (test period) which is a reference to World War II::
(Q) “He (Jesus) said he would come again. What about his second coming?”
(A) “The time no one knows. Even as he gave, not even the Son himself. Only the Father. Not until his enemies — and the earth — are wholly in subjection to his will, his powers.”
(Q) “Are we entering the period of preparation for His coming?”
(A) “Entering the test period, rather.”
(Q) “Any message to the group gathered here?”
(A) “In that ye seek to know the manner of preparation of him that would be your guide, seek also to prepare yourselves to be his subjects with that same diligence as that which has prompted the seeking here.” [Edgar Cayce reading 5749-2]
Although Cayce mentioned nobody knows the exact date of Jesus’ return, Cayce did predict in another reading that Jesus would return in the year of 1998. Critics who are not familiar with the Cayce readings have declared Cayce wrong on this prediction because 1998 has come and gone; and Jesus has not appeared. Some of these critics wrongly expect Jesus to appear in the sky with a chorus of angels while dead bodies crawl out of their graves on the Last Day. But this false notion of the Resurrection of the Dead is the result of a misunderstanding of Jesus’ secret teachings of reincarnation — the true meaning of bodily resurrection — and how to be liberated from it (spiritual resurrection).
According to Cayce, it won’t be the second time Jesus returns to earth — but it is one of many past lives Jesus experienced. So it is more logical, and more realistic, for Jesus to return the same way as he did in his previous lifetimes — through childbirth. For this reason, I believe Jesus has already returned in 1998 just as Cayce foresaw; and this means that Jesus is currently living on earth as a young adult. On June 30, 1932, Cayce gave a reading concerning prophecies of the Great Pyramid in Egypt in which he gave the year of Christ’s return in 1998:
(Q) “You will please give at this time detailed information regarding the origin, purpose and prophecies of the Great Pyramid of Giza near Cairo, Egypt…”
(A) “In this same pyramid did the Great Initiate, the Master, take those last of the brotherhood degrees with John, the forerunner of Him, at that place. As is indicated in that period where entrance is shown to be in that land that was set apart, as that promised to that peculiar peoples, as were rejected – as is shown in that portion when there is the turning back from the raising up of Xerxes as the deliverer from an unknown tongue or land, and again is there seen that this occurs in the entrance of the Messiah in this period – 1998.” [Edgar Cayce reading 5748-5]
As mentioned previously in this article, the “Brotherhood” is a reference to the “Great White Brotherhood” who are a group of “master” souls who help in humanity’s spiritual and physical evolution. They are mentioned in Revelation 7:9-10 as the multitude of “saints” who are “wearing white robes” and standing before the throne of God.
On April 15, 1932, Cayce gave a reading implying Jesus will return before the “Millennium” — a literal thousand-year golden age of peace known in the Bible as the “Kingdom of God” on earth:
(Q) “Please explain what is meant by ‘He will walk and talk with men of every clime.’ Does this mean he will appear to many at once or appear to various peoples during a long period?”
(A) “As given, for a thousand years he will walk and talk with men of every clime. Then in groups, in masses, and then they shall reign of the first resurrection for a thousand years; for this will be when the changes materially come.” [Edgar Cayce reading 364-8]
Cayce revealed in his dream interpretation of the Book of Revelation that the “first resurrection” in the Bible refers to those souls who are the first to be reincarnated and born into the Kingdom of God on earth. These souls will incarnate from higher afterlife realms.
On July 9, 1933, Cayce gave a reading where he mentioned his generation was living during the time period known as “the day of the Lord” which prophets in the Bible always describe as an event when God brings judgment either upon Israel or upon Israel’s enemies:.
(Q) “What is meant by ‘the day of the Lord is near at hand’?”
(A) “That as has been promised through the prophets and the sages of old, the time — and half time — has been and is being fulfilled in this day and generation, and that soon there will again appear in the earth that one through whom many will be called to meet those that are preparing the way for his day in the earth. The Lord, then, will come, ‘even as ye have seen him go.'” [Edgar Cayce reading 262-49]
From the above reading, Cayce revealed “the day of the Lord” was indeed at hand in his generation — World War II and the Holocaust. The “time – and half time” is a reference to the 3 years and six months in Daniel 7:25, which is equal to the 42 months in Revelation 11:2, and the 1260 days in Revelation 11:3. America’s involvement in World War II against the Nazis (the enemy of Israel) was exactly 1240 days (about 3 years, 5 months) so the case can be made that World War II was the fulfillment of the Biblical Apocalypse described in the Book of Revelation that was to occur before the return of Jesus:
On August 6, 1933, Cayce affirmed Jesus had not yet appeared (which agrees with his prophecy that he returned in 1998) and that Jesus only existed at the time in spirit form. Cayce also revealed Jesus would appear in the flesh (as a human being) and suggesting he would even be born with the same body (i.e., DNA) he was born with the last time:
(Q) “Is Jesus the Christ on any particular sphere or is he manifesting on the earth plane in another body?”
(A) “As just given, all power in heaven, in earth, is given to him who overcame. Hence he is of himself in space, in the force that impels through faith, through belief, in the individual entity. As a spirit entity. Hence not in a body in the earth, but may come at will to him who wills to be one with, and acts in love to make same possible. For, he shall come as ye have seen him go, in the body he occupied in Galilee. The body that he formed, that was crucified on the cross, that rose from the tomb, that walked by the sea, that appeared to Simon, that appeared to Philip, that appeared to ‘I, even John'”…
(Q) “When Jesus Christ comes the second time will he set up his Kingdom on earth, and will it be an everlasting Kingdom?”
(A) “Read his promises in that ye have written of his words, as John gave, ‘He shall rule for a 1000 years. Then shall Satan be loosed again for a season.” [Edgar Cayce reading 5749-4]
Note that in the above reading, Cayce appeared to be “channeling” John of the Book of Revelation. In the above reading, Cayce references Revelation 19-20 which describes John seeing much rejoicing in heaven and the appearance of Christ (Revelation 19). Then Revelation 20 describes an “angel” casting the “devil” into a “bottomless pit” for 1000 years; but afterward, the “devil” is released upon the earth for a short time before being cast into “hell”. In Revelation 21, John then sees a “new heaven” and a “new earth” come into being. Cayce interpreted the dream symbolism of the Book of Revelation as follows: during the 1000 year golden age on earth, souls from lower afterlife realms will not be permitted to incarnate the earth (casting the “devil” into a “bottomless pit” in Revelation 20:1-3). At the end of the 1000 years, souls from lower afterlife realms will once again be allowed to incarnate, bringing with them their unsatisfied ambitions and desires (Revelation 20:7-10). This, of course, will attempt to bring about the former conditions of imbalance (wars and plagues); but after 1000 years of established peace on earth, these conditions of imbalance, all man-made, are now themselves eliminated and all mental forms and patterns not formed by divine will are purged (Revelation 20:14).
There are more reasons why I agree with Cayce that Jesus has been born, and is now alive on earth, since 1998. Here is a list:
Reasons Why I Agree With Cayce in a 1998 Second Coming of Christ
a. Cayce has a good track record about his predictions.
b. Cayce was a very spiritual person in love with Jesus. He actually met Jesus on occasion during his afterlife sojourns and had a strong personal relationship with him.
c. As a Christian “prophet”, the second coming of Christ would be perhaps Cayce’s most important prophecy to make. It would seem highly unlikely that he would be so accurate on other prophecies and not accurate on the event his heart was set on most.
d. One particular NDEr supports the idea that Jesus has already returned. Dr. Richard Eby had an NDE in which he was told by Jesus that he would not die until Jesus returns. But on December 2, 2002, Eby died. Thus, either Jesus is already here, or Dr. Eby and/or Jesus is lying. The lying theory seems improbable.
e. Another NDEr supports the idea of a early return of Jesus. In 1991 Angie Fenimore had an NDE where she was given information suggesting Jesus was to return very soon. Notice also that Fenimore agrees with Cayce about spiritual warfare going on at that time.
“Humanity is in the final moments before Jesus Christ returns to this earth. The earth is being prepared for this event. The war between the forces of light and the forces of darkness are growing so intense on earth, humanity is in danger of being consumed by the forces of darkness.” (Angie Fenimore)
1. War will occur in the Persian Gulf and other straits
On April 28, 1941, Cayce gave a reading where he foresees a war arising near the Davis Straits, and in Libya, and in Egypt, in Ankara, and in Syria; through the straits around those areas above Australia, in the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. The locations involved in the conflict suggest it is a worldwide conflict over oil mostly involving the Middle East:
“…we find nation against nation; the powers of death, destruction, the wrecking of that which has been and is held near and dear to the hearts of those who have through one form or another set ideals. These are not to be questioned, in that as may be a helpful force; but what is coming to pass? And how may ye as individuals help?… Strifes will arise through the period. Watch for them near Davis Strait in the attempts there for the keeping of the life line to a land open. Watch for them in Libya and in Egypt, in Ankara (Turkey) and in Syria, through the straits about those areas above Australia, in the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-26]
“Davis Strait” is a channel located in the arctic between mid-western Greenland and Canada’s Baffin Island. According to Wikipedia, it has been estimated that at least 13% of the worlds undiscovered oil deposits and 30% of the worlds undiscovered gas pockets are located in the Arctic, with the seas around Greenland potentially holding large amounts of natural gas and lesser amounts of crude oil and natural gas liquids. This has led to a large number of off-shore concessions to potential oil and gas extraction, primarily the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay. On March 20, 2011, the U.S. government began to authorize offshore oil drilling in the arctic Outer Continental Shelf which was a major breakthrough for the petroleum industry and big loss for drilling opponents. in 2012, Greenpeace unsuccessfully attempted to prevent a deep sea drilling rig manufactured in Turkey from being set up in Baffin Bay, Greenland. It is possible that this environmentalist attempt to prevent oil drilling in the arctic is what Cayce referred to as “attempts there for the keeping of the life line to a land open” in the area “near Davis Strait.” Could “keeping of the life line to land open” suggest that the “life line to land” is the Baffin Bay fishery (that Greenpeace is trying to protect) could possibly be in danger of being destroyed by another deep sea oil blowout?
Concerning Libya, Egypt, Ankara (Turkey), and Syria, a look at the current news headlines about the Syrian Civil War against ISIS and terrorism is enough to know how easily this prophecy of a greater war could certainly be a possibility. Cayce’s mentioning of the Persian Gulf, the site of the world’s largest single source of crude oil and world’s largest offshore oilfield, is even more evidence of a global conflict over oil as foreseen by Cayce. Iran control’s the Persian Gulf and their military power in the region has only grown stronger in recent times. The straits above Australia and the Indian Ocean are routes where marine tankers transport crude oil around the world.
The question is why would Cayce link the beginning of arctic oil development on March 20, 2011, with the Syrian Civil War? Probably because the Syrian Civil War began on March 11, 2011, when protesters marched in the capital of Damascus, demanding democratic reforms and the release of political prisoners. Coincidence? Given Cayce’s track record, I suspect it is not.
2. Major discoveries on human origins will be found
Cayce predicted there will be three profound archeological discoveries of a very ancient and important nature which will revolutionize the way we understand human origins, cosmology and religion. Cayce stated these discoveries will occur when humanity attains a more higher level of spirituality. The three repositories, called “Hall of Records” by Cayce, are located (1) in Egypt near the Great Pyramid, (2) the Bimini area where the possible portion of Atlantis has already been discovered, and (3) the Yucatan peninsula where the asteroid struck and killed off the dinosaurs. On October 29, 1933, Cayce gave a reading describing how the people of Atlantis became aware of the fact that their civilization was about to be destroyed. And as a result, they hid identical records of the Atlantean civilization in Bimini, in Egypt and in the Yucatan which will be discovered someday in the future:
(Q) “Give in detail what the sealed room contains.”
(A) “A record of Atlantis from the beginnings of those periods when the Spirit took form or began the encasements in that land, and the developments of the peoples throughout their sojourn, with the record of the first destruction and the changes that took place in the land… This in position lies, as the sun rises from the waters, the line of the shadow (or light) falls between the paws of the Sphinx, that was later set as the sentinel or guard, and which may not be entered from the connecting chambers from the Sphinx’s paw (right paw) until the time has been fulfilled when the changes must be active in this sphere of man’s experience. Between, then, the Sphinx and the river.” [Edgar Cayce reading 378-16]
On November 12, 1933, Cayce gave a reading predicting the Hall of Records in Egypt will be discovered when the earth changes are about to occur:
(Q) “In which pyramid or temple are the records mentioned in the readings given through this channel on Atlantis, in April, 1932?”
(A) “As given, that temple was destroyed at the time there was the last destruction in Atlantis. Yet, as time draws nigh when changes are to come about, there may be the opening of those three places where the records are one, to those that are the initiates in the knowledge of the One God: The temple by Iltar will then rise again. Also there will be the opening of the temple or hall of records in Egypt, and those records that were put into the heart of the Atlantean land may also be found there — that have been kept, for those that are of that group. The records are one.” [Edgar Cayce reading 5750-1]
Cayce provided many clues to the exact location of the Hall of Records near the Great Pyramid in Egypt. On May 1, 1941, Cayce revealed the Hall of Records lies somewhere between the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid:
“For the entity’s tomb then was a part of the Hall of Records, which has not yet been uncovered. It lies between — or along that entrance from the Sphinx to the temple — or the pyramid; in a pyramid, of course, of its own.” [Edgar Cayce reading 2329-3]
In 1992, scientists Robert Schoch and Thomas Dobecki used ground-penetrating radar and discovered cavities underneath the Sphinx. Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval‘s stated in their 1997 book entitled “Message of the Sphinx” that American archaeologists and the Egyptian government had blocked investigations around the Sphinx, including attempts to locate any underground cavities. In 1998, Dr. Zahi Hawass, Chief Director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, undertook excavations beneath the main body of the Sphinx at Giza and re-discovered access tunnels to several large, apparently natural, caves directly under the Sphinx. Dr. Hawass commented, to the TV documentary crew that documented the 1998 excavations, that he suspected that there could be other cavities beneath the structure, based on the evidence of the small watercourse that had caused some minor structural damage to stonework on the flank of the Sphinx. Robert Bauval later wrote in his 1999 book entitled “Secret Chamber” that Egyptian authorities granted an American team a license to search for the Hall of Records under the Sphinx and how they discovered there may be three passages around the Sphinx; two with unknown origin and one that is supposedly a small dead-end shaft behind the head of the Sphinx of nineteenth-century origins. But according to Bauval, for decades any real and significant progress in the quest for the secret chambers at Giza has been thwarted by Dr. Hawass. In July 2011, however, Dr. Hawass lost his position with the Supreme Council of Antiquities during the Egyptian Crisis with the Muslim Brotherhood and it remains to be seen if the new administration will allow the search to begin again.
3. China will become “the cradle of Christianity”
Decades before the rest of the world was thinking about the enormous impact that China would have upon the global stage, Cayce predicted great things for China and its people. On August 3, 1943, Cayce gave a reading for a man who asked about the destiny of China just prior to going there to serve as a Christian missionary. In the reading, Cayce promised China would lead to more democracy and greater religious freedom. He also suggested that eventually the height of civilization would move from the West to the Chinese people:
(Q) “May it be indicated as to the destiny of the Chinese during the next twenty years — whether they are likely to take a more democratic turn or a more authoritarian turn?”
(A) “More of the democratic. For, as has been indicated, more and more will those of the Christian faith come to be in political positions, and this in China will mean the greater rule in certain groups — according to how well these manifest. And these will progress. For, civilization moves west.” [Edgar Cayce reading 2834-3]
Given the fact that, at the time of the above reading by Cayce, China was currently occupied by the invading armies of Imperial Japan during World War II, this reading is quite remarkable. Then on June 22, 1944, Cayce gave a reading which went even further when he envisioned a future for China:
“This, here, will be one day the cradle of Christianity, as applied in the lives of men. Yea, it is far off as man counts time, but only a day in the heart of God — for tomorrow China will awake. Let each and every soul as they come to those understandings, do something, then, in his or her own heart.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-29]
On the face of it, this prediction by Cayce about China appears to be completely ridiculous and highly improbable; and it has stumped a lot of people who are not familiar with the Cayce readings. Some critics use this prediction by Cayce in an attempt to prove that “the Sleeping Prophet” was fallible. My answer to these critics is that, first of all, Cayce has already been shown to be less than 100% in his predictions and there is no reason to believe that anyone with Cayce’s ability has to be perfect in their predictions. After all, the future is based upon mathematical probabilities and is not “set in stone”. As Cayce himself gave, free will can always metaphorically “draw the sword from the stone.” This aside, those who are more knowledgeable about the Cayce readings knows that the brand of “Christianity” which Cayce affirmed to be the highest form of Christianity, is neither modern nor traditional Christianity (neither Orthodox nor Protestant), but rather Christian Gnosticism. Christian Gnosticism is not only an esoteric version of Christianity, it has many similarities to the Chinese folk religion (Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism) because of common beliefs such as bodily resurrection (reincarnation), God’s law (karma), God within human beings (Buddhahood), the problem of evil (the problem of suffering), the need for liberation from the flesh (the need for enlightenment), etc.
According to Wikipedia article on religion in China, during the 20th century in China there was increasing urbanization and Western influence which led to the delegitimization of the Chinese folk religion as a superstitious obstacle to modernization. The suppression of the local religion intensified with a 1928 policy attempting to abolish all cults of gods. From 1927 to 1937, a civil war was fought in China between the government and forces loyal to the Chinese Communist Party. The Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), a theater of World War II, forced an uneasy alliance between the government and the Communists; but after the war ended, the continued distrust between the government and the Communists led to the resumption of civil war. In 1947, constitutional rule was established; but the policy attempting to abolish all cults of gods were implemented in communist China after 1949. Note that Cayce predicted in 1943 that China would become more democratic within the next 20 years (by 1963) which it did in 1947; and would one day become “the cradle of Christianity”. But the “Cultural Revolution” in China between 1966 and 1976 of the Maoist period was the last systematic effort to destroy the Chinese folk religion. However, after Chairman Mao‘s death in 1976, the people responsible for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution were quickly arrested and held responsible. In 1978 Deng Xiaoping took power and instituted significant economic reforms. The Communist Party loosened governmental control over citizens’ personal lives, and the communes were gradually disbanded in favor of private land leases. This marked China’s transition from a planned economy to a mixed economy with an increasingly open market environment. After 1978 Chinese folk religion started to rapidly revive in China, with millions of temples being rebuilt or built from scratch. Since the 1980s the local government’s new relationship with local society is characterized by practical mutual dependence which gave much space for popular religion to develop. China adopted its current constitution on 4 December 4, 1982. In recent years, in some cases, local governments have taken an even positive and supportive attitude towards indigenous religion in the name of promoting cultural heritage. China’s economic development has brought a spiritual renewal and the Chinese folk religion provides the Chinese people a means to face the challenges of modernization.
Confucianism and Taoism, later joined by Buddhism, constitute the “three teachings” that historically have shaped Chinese culture. There are no clear boundaries between these intertwined religious systems and elements of each enrich the popular Chinese folk religion which is practiced by roughly 81% of the population today. There are also remarkable similarities between the “three teachings” and Gnostic Christianity which is why I make the case that China is indeed becoming “the cradle of Christianity.” One of the most respected scholars on the subject of Gnosticism is Elaine Pagels. She noted in her book, The Gnostic Gospels, that the similarities between Gnosticism and Buddhism have prompted some scholars to question their interdependence and to wonder whether “…if the names were changed, the living Buddha appropriately could say what the Gospel of Thomas attributes to the living Jesus.” Other scholars have dealt with comparative religious studies between Taoism and Christianity. This has been of interest for students of history of religion such as J.J.M. de Groot, among others. The comparison of the teachings of Lao Tzu and Jesus of Nazareth has been done by several scholars who believe that they have parallels that should not be ignored. In the opinion of on scholar, J. Isamu Yamamoto, the main difference is that Christianity preaches a personal God while Taoism does not. Yet, a number of scholars, including Lin Yutang, have argued that some moral and ethical tenets of these religions are similar. Concerning Confucianism and Christianity, ever since Europeans first encountered this ancient Chinese way of life, the issue of how Confucianism should be classified has been subject to debate. In the 16th and the 17th centuries, the earliest European arrivals in China, the Christian Jesuits, considered Confucianism to be an ethical system, not a religion, and one that was compatible with Christianity. The Jesuits, including Matteo Ricci, saw Chinese rituals as “civil rituals” that could co-exist alongside the spiritual rituals of Catholicism.
Tian (heaven) is a key concept in Chinese mythology, philosophy, and religion. The Chinese referred to their supreme god as Shangdi (“Lord on High”) or Di (“Lord”) and, over time, Shangdi became synonymous with Tian, or Heaven. Heaven worship was an orthodox state religion of China before the 20th century. Heaven worship is a Chinese religious belief that predates Taoism and Confucianism, but was later incorporated into both. Shangdi is the supreme unknowable god of Chinese folk religion. The worship of Heaven is highly ritualistic and requires that the emperor hold official sacrifices and worship at an altar of Heaven, the most famous of which is the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Heaven worship is closely linked with ancestor veneration and polytheism, as the ancestors and the gods are seen as a medium between Heaven and man. The Emperor of China, also known as the “Son of Heaven“, derived the Mandate of Heaven, and thus his legitimacy as ruler, from his supposed ability to commune with Heaven on behalf of his nation. Early Abrahamic missionaries saw similarities between Shangdi/Tian and the Abrahamic God, and therefore rendered “God” as “Shangdi” in Chinese.
I should note here that Christian missionaries have gone to China with the mission to evangelize its people for hundreds of years including my great-grandfather. My grandfather, David Scofield, was born in China and lived there until he was 19 years old. He spoke fluent Chinese; and judging from his long life, I wonder if Chinese culture had more influence on him and his family than any Christian evangelizing that took place. I served one year in Seoul, South Korea in the military and can testify to how the great and wondrous ancient Asian culture can greatly change a person’s life and perspective in a very positive way forever.
4. Volcanic activity will proceed earthquakes and tsunamis
On January 21, 1936, Cayce gave a reading where he mentioned great volcanic activity from Mount Vesuvius (which is 9 miles east of Naples, Italy) and Mount Pelee (which is located in the Caribbean) would proceed devastating earthquakes and tsunamis on the western coast of the U.S.
“If there are the greater activities in the Vesuvius, or Pelee, then the southern coast of California — and the areas between Salt Lake and the southern portions of Nevada — may expect, within the three months following same, an inundation by the earthquakes. But these, as we find, are to be more in the southern than in the northern hemisphere.” [Edgar Cayce reading 270-35]
The last eruption of Mt. Vesuvius occurred in 1944. Over 3 million people live in the immediate area of Mt. Vesuvius. More people live dangerously close to it than to any other volcano anywhere in the world. The most famous eruption happened in 79 AD. when Mt. Vesuvius erupted continuously for almost a day, killing thousands of people and completely burying the nearby city of Pompeii. The last major eruption of Mt. Pelee occurred in 1902 in a massive explosion that killed over 30,000 people — an explosion also known as the worst volcanic eruption of the 20th century. The 1902 eruption finally stopped on July 4, 1905. On April 9, 1932, Cayce gave a reading where he stated that earth changes will begin to become apparent when volcanic activity (assumed to be great volcanic activity) occurs with Mount Etna on the Mediterranean island of Sicily:
(Q) “How soon will the changes in the earth’s activity begin to be apparent?”
(A) “When there is the first breaking up of some conditions in the South Sea (that’s South Pacific, to be sure), and those as apparent in the sinking or rising of that that’s almost opposite same, or in the Mediterranean, and the Aetna area [Mount Etna], then we may know it has begun.” [Edgar Cayce reading 311-8]
Mount Etna is the largest volcano in Europe and is considered the second most active volcano on the planet as of 2015 after Kilauea located in Hawaii. Almost half of Etna’s major eruptions have happened during the last 100 years. Major 20th-century eruptions of Mt. Etna occurred in 1910, 1911, 1928, 1950-1951, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985, and 1987. Major 21st century eruptions occurred in 2001, 2002-2003, 2004-2007, and 2014. It is interesting that Cayce chose major eruptions by the volcanoes Vesuvius, Pelee, and Etna as precursors to major U.S. earth changes. These three volcanoes are among the most destructive volcanoes in history.
5. Ocean levels will rise and devastate coastlines
With the shifting of the Earth’s magnetic poles that began in 1998 will come a gradual melting of the polar ice caps and eventually cause inundations of many coastal regions resulting in a drop in the landmass of about 30 feet. In 1941, Cayce elaborated on this effect on August 13, 1941 when he gave the following reading:
“…What is the coast line now of many a land will be the bed of the ocean. Even many of the battle fields of the present will be ocean, will be the seas, the bays, the lands over which the new [world] order will carry on their trade as one with another. Portions of the now east coast of New York, or New York City itself, will in the main disappear. This will be another generation, though, here; while the southern portions of Carolina, Georgia – these will disappear. This will be much sooner. The waters of the [Great] Lakes will empty into the Gulf [of Mexico], rather than the waterway over which such discussions have been recently made. It would be well if the waterway were prepared, but not for that purpose for which it is at present being considered.” [Edgar Cayce reading 1152-11]
According to Cayce scholar, Michael Mandeville, a doctoral student in modern systems theory, consultant in energy technology:
“Without doubt, the wobbles of the Earth’s spin axis, which are primarily influenced by the Moon and the Sun, are directly connected to seismic and volcanic activities. In literal fact, this wobble of the spin axis is a chattering of the crust of the Earth around a slowly changing point. Most likely this chattering motion induces movement directly into the individual tectonic plates of the Earth, strongly aided and abetted by direct east-west pulls of the Moon and the Sun. A variety of cycle studies and forecasting techniques which have emerged during the past 60 years also demonstrate that there are connections of the motions of Earth’s tectonic plates with the motions and relationships of the planets of the solar system but there are no systems of cycles which directly correlate the whole of the 1958-2000 trends. Hence, within the material parameters as known by the sciences of the 20th century, there does not appear to be any known way to predict the timing of a major shift in the location of the axis.” (p.345, Mandeville, “Return of the Phoenix“, Volume 3).
6. Earth changes will destroy nations around the world
Due to the gradual shifting of the earth’s magnetic poles and volcanic disasters, Cayce foresees dramatic earth changes to Japan, Europe, America and around the poles. On January 19, 1934, Cayce gave a reading describing this description:
“The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea. The upper portion of Europe will be changed as in the twinkling of an eye. Land will appear off the east coast of America. There will be the upheavals in the Arctic and in the Antarctic that will make for the eruption of volcanoes in the Torrid areas, and there will be shifting then of the poles – so that where there has been those of a frigid or the semi-tropical will become the more tropical, and moss and fern will grow.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-15]
According to Michael Mandeville, a doctoral student in modern systems theory, consultant in energy technology and Cayce scholar:
“We can observe increasing earthquake activity (1958-2000) for the world as a whole, as wells as for Japan and for western North America. The increasing seismic activity clearly began shortly after 1958 and has at least doubled since then, perhaps tripling. There is no apparent end to the trend, but different regions of the world show a different profile of ups and downs. The correlation of this activity with the [earth’s] Wave motion of the spin axis impels one to conclude that this activity in the Pacific is strongly linked with the 6.5 year synchronicity of the Chandler Amplitude ‘low’. In Southern California and Japan, a sharp increase of earthquakes generally follows the low point of the [earth’s] Wave [motion of the spin axis]. Since the [earth’s] Wave is low during 1999/2000 it is likely that earthquake activity during the next low of the [earth’s] Motion during 2000 will be especially virulent in the Pacific region.” (p.345, Mandeville, “Return of the Phoenix“, Volume 3).
NDE researcher Dr. Kenneth Ring discovered how many near-death experiences he was studying foretell future Earth changes such as earthquakes, volcanoes, a pole shift, strange weather patterns, droughts, famines, tidal waves and a new social order followed by a golden age. These NDE visions of the future agree completely with the Cayce predictions.
7. A thousand-year golden age will follow earth changes
On April 15, 1932, Cayce gave a reading where he foresaw a thousand years peace on earth when Christ returns following the major earth changes:
(Q) “Please explain what is meant by ‘He (Jesus) will walk and talk with men of every clime’. Does this mean he will appear to many at once or appear to various peoples during a long period?”
(A) “As given, for a thousand years he will walk and talk with men of every clime. Then in groups, in masses, and then they shall reign of the first resurrection for a thousand years; for this will be when the changes materially come.” [Edgar Cayce reading 364-8]
Cayce’s prophecy of a thousand-year golden age corresponds with a doctrine in Christian eschatology called “Millennialism” which is based upon Biblical references in Revelation 20. A core principle of this doctrine is the expectation that the Second Coming of Christ is very near and that there will be an establishment of a Kingdom of God on earth. According to an interpretation of prophecies in the Book of Revelation, this Kingdom of God on earth will last a thousand years (a millennium). On June 20, 1938, Cayce gave a reading describing events leading up to the thousand year reign of Christ:
“It is also understood, comprehended by some, that a new [world] order of conditions is to arise; that there must be many a purging in high places as well as low; that there must be the greater consideration of each individual, each soul being his brother’s keeper. There will then come about those circumstances in the political, the economic and the whole relationships where there will be a leveling — or a greater comprehension of this need. For as the time or the period draws near for these changes that come with the new order, it behooves all of those who have an ideal — as individuals, as well as groups or societies or organizations, to be practicing, applying same in their experience — and their relationships as one to another. For unless these are up and doing, then there must indeed be a new order in their relationships and their activities. For His ways will carry through. For as he (Christ) gave, “Though the heavens and the earth may pass away, my word will not pass away.” [Matthew 24:29-35] …for all power in heaven and in earth hath been given into his hands… And his laws, his will, will not come to naught! Though there may come those periods when there will be great stress, as brother rises against brother, as group or sect or race rises against race — yet the leveling must come.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-18]
It should be noted that although Cayce interpreted the golden age through a Christian “lens”, the idea of a future golden age is not limited to the Christian faith. Under Hindu eschatology, the current age we are living in is called the “Kali Yuga“, a period of decline. Some day in the future, Kalki (the “Destroyer of Filth”) will appear to purge all evil, beginning a golden age of Satya Yuga. In Zoroastrian eschatology, the world to come is the frashokereti, where the saoshyant (the Zoroastrian savior) will bring about a resurrection of the dead in the bodies they had before they died. This is followed by a last judgment. Angra Mainyu (the Zoroastrian version of “Satan”) and the last vestiges of wickedness in the universe will be destroyed; and the world will ultimately be restored to the perfection it had at the time of creation. The late Hindu leader and guru of the Transcendental Meditation movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, is associated with the Maharishi “Heaven on Earth” Development Corp. (MHOED) which is a for-profit real estate developer whose short-term goal is to build utopian projects in the U.S., Canada, and Africa with a long-term goal to “reconstruct the entire world”, at an estimated cost of $100 trillion. The U.S. arm planned to work with developers to build 50 “Maharishi Cities of Immortals” in the US and Canada. There is also a concept in futurism often associated with the establishment of something similar to a golden age by technological means called the “technological singularity“. It is a hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization. According to this hypothesis, an upgradable intelligent computer would cause an intelligence explosion resulting in a powerful superintelligence that would, far surpass all human intelligence. Ray Kurzweil, a prominent proponent of transhumanism, suggests that the singularity will lead to medical advances allowing people to protect their bodies from the effects of aging, making the life expectancy limitless. At the 2012 Singularity Summit, a study of predictions by experts for the year the singularity occurs, found a median value of a predicted year of 2040.
8. The Battle of Armageddon will be a spiritual battle
According to Cayce, the entire Bible can be viewed as the symbolic account of the past, present and future of humanity: from the fall of human souls from heaven (the Book of Genesis) to the restoration of human souls to their divine origins (the Book of Revelation). During several of Cayce’s journeys into the spirit realms, he was able to unlock the 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. The Battle of Armageddon described in the Book of Revelation represents in a symbolic manner both the spiritual conflict within human beings and within the earthbound realm where positive and negative spiritual forces coexist. Cayce foresaw Armageddon beginning at the start of the thousand-year golden age on earth when the “forces of light” from higher afterlife realms would start to prevent souls from lower afterlife realms from reincarnating to earth during the thousand years of golden age earth time. By preventing souls from the lower afterlife realms from reincarnating to Earth, only enlightened souls will be permitted to reincarnate. The result will be a thousand years of building an enlightened world of peace and “kingdom of heaven” on earth. After the thousand years of golden age, souls from lower afterlife realms will be allowed once again to reincarnate to earth. By this time, the so-called “kingdom of heaven” will have already been established on earth; thereby allowing the souls reincarnating from the lower afterlife realms to become enlightened. On July 1, 1932, Cayce gave a reading where he described the Armageddon struggle in the earthbound spirit realm:
(Q) “If the Armageddon is foretold in the Great Pyramid, please give a description of it and the date of its beginning and ending.”
(A) “Not in what is left there. It will be as a thousand years, with the fighting in the air, and – as has been – between those returning to and those leaving the earth.” [Edgar Cayce reading 5748-6]
On January 19, 1934, Cayce gave a reading where he linked the beginning of the earth changes with the Second Coming of Christ and the beginning of Armageddon as a battle between the influences entering the earth plane and those being forced out of it:
“And these (the shifting of poles and earth changes) will begin in those periods in ’58 to ’98, when these will be proclaimed as the periods when his (Christ’s) light will be seen again in the clouds (Northern Lights). As to times, as to seasons, as to places, alone is it given to those who have named the name — and who bear the mark of those of his calling and his election in their bodies. To them it shall be given… And those that in the inmost recesses of theirselves awaken to the spiritual truths that are to be given, and those places that have acted in the capacity of teachers among men, the rottenness of those that have ministered in places will be brought to light, and turmoils and strifes shall enter. And, as there is the wavering of those that would enter [into the world] as emissaries, as teachers, from the throne of life, the throne of light, the throne of immortality, and wage war in the air (spirit realm) with those of darkness, then know ye the Armageddon is at hand. For with the great numbers of the gathering of the hosts of those that have hindered and would make for man and his weaknesses stumbling blocks, they shall wage war with the spirits of light that come into the earth for this awakening; that have been and are being called by those of the sons of men into the service of the living God.” [Edgar Cayce reading 3976-15]
In an article by Cayce expert, John Van Auken, entitled “The Unseen Forces, Beings, and the War between Light and Dark,” Van Auken points out that even the light-bearing souls struggle against dark forces within themselves to maintain their hold on the Light; and how it is difficult to be pure channels of the Light in this life, in our families and workplaces, even in our own hearts and minds. It is a terrible battle, a war of selfishness and darkness against loving care for others and the light of truth, hope, and love. In order to avoid the subtle, insidious influence of evil and selfishness, even the best among us must seek the protection and assistance of the divine influence, that consciousness of the divine with us. And when we fail to maintain our mindfulness of the divine and the higher bodily vibrations of the divine awakened within us, we must get up and try again, never condemning ourselves or limiting the divine’s ability to redeem us, to cleanse us and make us stronger.
Cayce approaches the Revelation most closely to the symbolic view, but even here he takes it far beyond the normal symbolic interpretation. In fact, Cayce teaches that the Revelation should be studied as a kind of roadmap for the final spiritualization of our bodies and minds. The symbols and scenes in this mysterious book represent experiences and stages through which we pass in our struggle to awaken again spiritually and regain our close connection with God and the Garden we once shared. Cayce says that some symbols and places in the Revelation actually represent glands within our bodies and thought patterns within our minds that bring about spiritual enlightenment. On March 13, 1933, Cayce gave a reading in which he explained that:
“…the visions, the experiences, the names, the churches, the places, the dragons, the cities, all are but emblems of those forces that may war within the individual in its journey through the material, or from the entering into the material manifestation [i.e., physical body and world] to the entering into the glory, or the awakening in the spirit….” [Edgar Cayce reading 281-16]
In the same reading, Cayce describes the “Antichrist” and other aspects of the Revelation as spiritual concepts rather than literal interpretations:
(Q) “In what form does the antichrist come, spoken of in Revelation?”
(A) “In the spirit of that opposed to the spirit of truth. The fruits of the spirit of the Christ are love, joy, obedience, long-suffering, brotherly love, kindness. Against such there is no law. The spirit of hate, the antichrist, is contention, strife, fault-finding, lovers of self, lovers of praise. Those are the antichrist, and take possession of groups, masses, and show themselves even in the lives of men.”
(Q) “Will we be punished by fire and brimstone?”
(A) “That as builded by self; as those emblematical influences are shown through the experiences of the beloved in that builded, that created. For, each soul is a portion of creation — and builds that in a portion of its experience that it, through its physical-mental or spiritual-mental, has builded for itself. And each entity’s heaven or hell must, through some experience, be that which it has builded for itself. Is thy hell one that is filled with fire or brimstone? But know, each and every soul is tried so as by fire; purified, purged; for he (Christ), though he were the Son, learned obedience through the things which he suffered. Ye also are known even as ye do, and have done.” [Edgar Cayce reading 281-16]
9. A glimpse into the future and Cayce’s future
In Mark Thurston‘s book, “Edgar Cayce’s Predictions for the 21st Century,” Thurston mentioned how, on June 29, 1936, Cayce had a dream where he sees into the future during a future reincarnation in the year 2158 where he described himself living in Nebraska; but not the Nebraska as we know it today:
“I (Edgar Cayce) had been born again in 2100 A.D. in Nebraska. The sea apparently covered all of the western part of the country, as the city where I lived was on the coast. The family name was a strange one. At an early age as a child I declared myself to be Edgar Cayce who had lived 200 years before. Scientists, men with long beads, little hair, and thick glasses, were called in to observe me. They decided to visit the places where I said I had been born, lived, and worked in Kentucky, Alabama, New York, Michigan, and Virginia. Taking me with them the group of scientists visited these places in a long, cigar-shaped metal flying ship which moved at a high speed. Water covered part of Alabama. Norfolk, Virginia, had become an immense seaport. New York had been destroyed either by war or an immense earthquake and was being rebuilt. Industries were scattered over the countryside. Most of the houses were built of glass. Many records of my work as Edgar Cayce were discovered and collected. The group returned to Nebraska, taking the records with them to study…”
The next day, on June 30, 1936, Cayce gave a reading to further understand his dream:
“That is the interpretation. That the periods from the material angle as visioned are to come to pass matters not to the soul, but do thy duty today! Tomorrow will care for itself. These changes in the earth will come to pass, for the time and times and half times are at an end, and there begin those periods for the readjustments. For how hath He given? ‘The righteous shall inherit the earth.'” [Edgar Cayce reading 294-185]
10. Human lifespan will be extended
We know that humans are now living longer than at the time of Edgar Cayce, but his readings seem to indicate that a healthy human lifespan would extend years beyond that which we are currently living. On October 18, 1926, Cayce gave a reading where he mentioned human beings will one day live much longer than ordinarily:
“Now, we find there are many changes in the body since we have had this — many for good. Many of the organs and the conditions show the changes as come about by the natural, or so called natural conditions in changes as the body succumbs to the effects of age or usage in the system. Much of this may be overcome. (Man should live much longer than has been ordinarily given — and will!)” [Edgar Cayce reading 244-2]
According to the Wikipedia article on nanorobotics, future advances in nanomedicine could give rise to life extension through the repair of many processes thought to be responsible for aging. K. Eric Drexler, one of the founders of nanotechnology, postulated cell repair devices, including ones operating within cells and utilizing as yet hypothetical molecular machines, in his 1986 book “Engines of Creation“. Ray Kurzweil, a futurist and transhumanist, stated in his book, “The Singularity Is Near,” that he believes that advanced medical nanorobotics could completely remedy the effects of aging by 2030.
Biogerontologist Marios Kyriazis suggested that biological immortality in humans is an inevitable consequence of natural evolution. His theory of extreme lifespans through perpetual-equalizing interventions (ELPIs) proposes that the ability to attain indefinite lifespans is inherent in human biology, and that there will come a time when humans will continue to develop their intelligence by living indefinitely, rather than through evolution by natural selection.
11. A new human “root race” will evolve
The term “root race” is defined as a time period, an epoch, or a stage in human evolution according to Edgar Cayce and esoteric cosmology. However, many esoteric cosmologists believe the term “race” is a misnomer to use for modern humanity because root “races” have nothing to do with human racial types. According to Cayce, the time period around World War II (the end of Dynastic Imperialism) was the end of the so-called fourth “root race”, the “leveling” which was part of the process for the beginning of the next root race. Cayce predicted the fifth root race would begin to appear in the year 1998 and the advent of the “Christ Consciousness” on earth – leading to the creation of “a New Heaven and a New Earth”. I believe near-death studies and the proliferation of NDE insights are playing a part in bringing this “new heaven” to earth.
In an article by NDEr and NDE expert, P.M.H. Atwater, Ph.D. (Hon) entitled “The Fifth Root Race – In Ascendancy,” Atwater defines “root race” as “the gene pool in the human family.” In esoteric literature, advanced beings were used to describe groups of people who were decidedly different from their ancestors. The more of these advanced beings there were, the more assuredly they bore the mark of evolution-physiological and psychological traits characteristic of gene mutation. DNA changes over time and can be accelerated if transformative events occur in numbers large enough to jumpstart the evolutionary process. Once the new traits overspread land masses and population groups, a genetic “makeover” — a species-wide alteration can result. According to Atwater, that shift is now happening which can be viewed as an update within the human family. Cayce mentioned that the initial appearance of the first root race occurred around 4.5 billion years ago with the entry of spirit into matter. Cayce’s prediction is that the previous root race consciousness, the fourth root race, which was separated into two hemispheres (East and West), would fuse together during the fifth root race period; a global leap in species refinement.
The Cayce readings suggest that humanity’s fifth root race consciousness is an evolutionary occurrence that would mark the golden age to come and a new understanding of humanity’s relationship to God. On June 22, 1942, Cayce gave a reading to a 52-year-old construction engineer who asked about this expanding consciousness. Cayce commented that each individual had to essentially work with personal soul development in order to resonate to that new consciousness:
“You expect a new root race. What are you doing to prepare for it? You must prepare food for their bodies as well as their minds and their spiritual development!” [Edgar Cayce reading 470-35]
Ten years earlier, on July 1, 1932, Cayce gave a reading on the Great Pyramid in Egypt where he suggested that the ancient Hall of Records would be discovered at a time signifying the manifestation of this new fifth root race consciousness:
“There will come a greater influx of souls from the Atlantean, Lemurian, La, Ur or Da civilizations. These conditions are indicated in this turn in the journey through the pyramid. How was this begun? Who was given that this should be a record of man’s experiences in this root race? For that is the period covered by the prophecies in the pyramid…”
(Q) “What is the significance of the character of the figure of the Sphinx, mentioned above?”
(A) “…With the storehouse, or record house (where the records are still to be uncovered), there is a chamber or passage from the right forepaw to this entrance of the record chamber, or record tomb. This may not be entered without an understanding, for those that were left as guards may not be passed until after a period of their regeneration in the Mount, or the fifth root race begins.” [Edgar Cayce reading 5748-6]
12. A “city of gold” will be discovered in the Gobi Desert
Cayce predicted a “City of Gold” will be discovered in the Gobi Desert in northern China complete with a golden temple with elevators; electric cars, and magical elements. On August 9, 1935, Cayce gave a reading where he said the ancient “Temple of God” in the Gobi Desert currently remains intact:
“Then the entity was among the natives of the Egyptian land, and rose to power through those cleansings in the Temple of Sacrifice; then becoming a portion of the activative service in the Temple Beautiful when it made for those abilities within self to mete out to many those things necessary in their physical and mental understanding. And with the correlating of the thought, the entity became first as the representative of the Temple Beautiful in the Indian land; and later – and during the period of its greatest height – in the land of the Gobi, or the Mongoloid. There the entity was as the priestess in the Temple of Gold, which is still intact there.” [Edgar Cayce reading 987-2]
On October 28, 1935, Cayce gave a reading for a person who had a past life at this City of Gold named Taoi:
“The entity was among those that were chosen for such activities in the land of Taoi, in now the Gobi, or in the Mongoloid activity.” [Edgar Cayce reading 1037-1]
On September 12, 1936, Cayce gave a reading where he said the Temple of God will one day be discovered:
“As to the manner of locomotions in the experience, the entity injected much of that which – when there is the discovery of the Temple of Gold — will be found; lifts or elevators, the one-line electrical car, the very fast aerial locomotion – there were a portion of those experiences with which the entity had much to do.” [Edgar Cayce reading 877-11]
In Mary Ellen Carter’s book, “Edgar Cayce on Prophecy“, Cayce said of the lost “City of Gold” — Taoi — is buried somewhere inside what is now the Gobi desert (pp. 55-55). Cayce said that the “City of Gold” in the Gobi desert, the nation of Taoi, was thriving around 10,000 BCE, contemporary with the equally cultured nations of India, Norway and Og (which is Peru, not to be confused with the lost Atlantean island of Og.) Most tantalizing of all is that Cayce said that in the future we will discover temple records from these earlier times that are identical in Egypt, the Yucatan, and the Bahamian island of Bimini. (Carter p.115)
13. A self-fueling perpetual-motion machine will be discovered
Perhaps with the current focus on renewable resources and energy conservation, we will see Cayce’s prophecy of a self-fueling perpetual-motion machine come to pass in our lifetimes. In an article by Alison Ray entitled “Edgar Cayce’s Perpetual Motion Machine,” Ray described Cayce’s quest to build a motor capable of providing power for the whole world. Beginning in February 1928, Cayce met inventor Marion Stansell, who had a near-death experience while stationed in France during World War I. During the experience, a “spirit guide” escorted him to another dimension where he was given blueprints for a revolutionary motor. He was told that this motor would save the planet from environmental destruction in the next millennium. The motor was designed in the spirit realm by DeWitt Clinton, deceased governor of New York, who was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal.
In hopes of building the motor, Cayce introduced Stansell to Tim Brown, an auto parts manufacturer from Detroit, and Morton Blumenthal, a New York stockbroker and friend of Cayce. Over the next few months, Cayce gave a series of readings on what was called a “perpetual motion” machine that once started could continue to run indefinitely “by creating energy of its own source.” The hope was that money generated from this invention could fund the future work of Cayce’s Hospital. On March 8, 1928, Cayce gave a reading during which he answered important questions about the machine:
(Q) “You will have before you the gasless motor invented by Marion Stansell.”
(A) “Yes, we have the body and inquiring mind of Marion Stansell, also the associations and those conditions surrounding the perfection of motor which will develop power in its own action. As has been given, the idea and the plans as have been worked out in part along those lines that pull more of the power as produced in compression in drum, with the leads made in these forms that gather vibrations from the air as is forced through drum, are, as we find, the better application of the created energy. In the cams as have been used too much slack or play is allowed in their rotation. This is in the drum’s head action that these must be shortened in play. The connection of Tim Brown and Morton Blumenthal with same — best that these have Stansell’s operations closer under their observations when the completed product is near attained.”
(Q) “How may we bring him under our observation?”
(A) “Bring him to… Ohio or N.Y.”
(Q) “Is this machine the same as brought to Washington now by Charles Lindbergh?”
(A) “No. As is here, the Stansell machine would operate on stationary conditions impelling forces; even for now that in gas motors — for, as tested by others, has more to do with that thrown in air and gaining its impelling force from that source.”
(Q) “Would it operate perpetually if perfected?”
(A) “Not perpetually, but once started could be kept in motion by created energy of its own source. Other has to have some source of impellation.” [Edgar Cayce reading 4665-1]
A reading for Tim Brown on April 7, 1928, confirmed that the group had indeed understood the instructions and would be able to demonstrate the motor in the patent office as well as explain how the machine works while filing a patent. The theory of how the motor worked was recorded in the Reports:
“Theory of Motor Working: The phrase ‘getting something from nothing’ is incorrect — for we know there is no such a thing as nothing. We do know that everything is a force or some form of energy. We do not know the relation of these forces of energy to each other — or, in other words, the Relativity of Force — but we can assume that this relationship exists. Therefore, in the case of our motor, when we look at the two substances, water and air, we look at them as forces, and by using a mechanical contrivance to accentuate and retard these forces at the right time it is possible to utilize the resultant force or Component force. This is what has been done in Stansell Motor.” [Report of Edgar Cayce reading 195-51]
It was an unlikely partnership, and there was distrust amongst the group, but Cayce continued to give readings for the trio, trying to explain the details required to build the motor and provide the answers to numerous questions about diagrams that were created by the group. The readings touched on the topics of vibrations, the theory of relativity, gravitational forces, and more. While working on the motor, a letter from Brown indicated:
“Though the law of relativity which the machine demonstrates will for a time upset some of the present scientific statements…” [Report of Edgar Cayce reading 195-56]
Initially, two motors were built, one for test purposes and the other one (a smaller size) to be used at the patent office when the application was made for a basic patent. Further readings suggested changes to the design and the reports suggest that it was rebuilt several times. However, the motor was never completed or fully operational and the project was abandoned. In March of 1973, a letter was sent from the Cayce Foundation to Stansell’s daughter after he died. A new team of researchers was looking for copies of the original designs or the patent application from Stansell’s files. The daughter responded that her father had worked on the motor until he died 10 years prior. She added, “As far as anyone knows no papers were ever found. It does seem a terrible shame.” According to the Cayce Foundation, there are still individuals working on building a motor based on the readings of Edgar Cayce.
Less than 20 of more than 14,000 Cayce readings actually discuss physical earth changes. For the most part, Cayce’s perspective of the future is very positive. A number of Cayce’s readings suggest that the earth changes will be gradual not cataclysmic, resulting in the dawning of a “golden age” of hope and community for all of humankind. However, according to some individuals’ interpretations of the Cayce readings, there are a number of readings which suggest that the earth would begin to receive major physical changes before 1998. Earth changes of this magnitude would have had catastrophic effects upon all of humankind, most likely destroying much of the world’s civilization. Because Cayce was insistent that the changes would occur, and they haven’t (according to their interpretations), they assume Cayce was wrong concerning the earth change prophecies. But I don’t agree.
First of all, Cayce mentioned numerous times how humanity’s divine gift of free will had the power to overcome astronomical forces of nature. He also emphasized that the timeline of future events is not fixed or absolutely predestinated. In some of Cayce’s readings involving prophecies, he would not give a precise year – rather he would give a time range such as 1945-1946 suggesting future events are based upon probabilities. This may be why prophecies from other very credible sources rarely give an exact date. Jesus, for example, said even he didn’t know the date and time when he would return (Matthew 24:36). This should be a “grain of salt” to everyone who comes across a prophecy with an exact date.
NDE visions of the future also show how the future is not fixed and can change. For example, one of Margot Grey’s NDE research subjects stated:
“During my experience … I was also shown events that are likely to happen in the near future, but was made to understand that nothing is absolutely fixed and that everything depends on how we choose to use our own free will, that even those events that are already predestined can be changed or modified by a change in our own way of relating to them.” (Grey, 1985, p. 123)
This suggests that the future is always changing from moment to moment based upon our current actions and decisions. This principle is also supported by quantum physics.
Also, we must consider the main reason apocalyptic prophecies are given: a successful apocalyptic prophecy is one that doesn’t happen. This is because the goal of apocalyptic prophecies are to warn enough people and change current trends to prevent them from happening. Prophecies from other well-known “prophets” foretold to occur around the millennium did not happen. Skeptics point out this proves they were false prophets. But a better understanding of prophecy reveals that either (a), (b) or (c) is true:
(a) The prophecy was successful in permanently diverting the outcome by the raising of the world’s consciousness.
(b) If the prophecy gives an exact date, the prophecy may still be valid; but the date may be wrong.
(c) The prophecy was wrong.
So even if we agree with some interpretations of the Cayce readings regarding the earth changes that they have not occurred, this does not mean these earth changes will not occur some time in the future. Cayce insisted on it.