Born March 18 1877
In his waking state a Photographer, Sunday school teacher just a normal human being.
But at the age of 21 he developed gradual paralysis of the throat muscles, which threatened the loss of his voice .When Doctors were unable to find a physical cause Hypnosis was tried but this failed to have any permanent effect. As a last resort Edgar asked a friend to help him enter the same hypnotic sleep that helped him memorise his school books.
Once he was in this self-induced trance he quickly diagnosed his own problem.He recommended Medication and manipulative therapy which restored his voice This led to a group of local Physicians who took advantage of this unique talent to diagnose their own patients .After entering his self induced trance they soon discovered that Cayce only needed to be given the name and address of the patient wherever that patient was in the world was immaterial he could be on the other side of the world or just down the road in his own town .
He was able to tune in to that individuals mind and body .He needed and was given no other information regarding any other patient. From that day on people all over the country sought his help.When Cayce passed over in 1945 he left over 14000 documented stenographic records for more than 8000 people .He would also give information on any other subject asked of him be it astrology or spiritual laws covering the universe , this was over a period of 43 years . These documents are referred to as the Readings and constitute one of the largest and most impressive records of psychic perception ever to emanate from a single individual. They have been cross referenced and indexed into thousands of headings and are at the disposal of Researchers , Psychologists, Students, Writers, Doctors and members of the Association of Research and Enlightenment in Virginia beach which is the organisation set up in the United states to deal with all aspects of the readings. Though Cayce died in 1945, the timeliness of the material in the readings is evidenced by approximately one dozen biographies and more than 300 book titles that discuss various aspects of this man's life and work
One person by the name of Doctor Harold J Reilly has had over 45 years of clinical experience working with the readings and his experience forms an invaluable addition to the record.
For more than 30 years the Reilly health institute which he founded in Rockefeller centre was a health centre for prominent people like the Secretary of state Edward Stettinus, Congressman James Delaney, the Vice President of the U S A , international figures such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor , famous actresses such as Glona Swanson , Mae West, Gypsy Rose also came to Reillys to keep in top condition The walls of the Institute were also covered with tributes from the likes of Bob Hope , Eddie Albert, plus many others. Neither were all Reillys patients Celebrities many were simply suffering human beings referred to him by one of more of the 3000 practising Doctors, Osteopaths and Dentists who sent their patients to him. Dr Reillys impressive educational background encompasses 8 university degrees including Doctor of science, Master in Physiotherapy, and Doctor of Physiotherapy. He has over 45 years of clinical practise and the two men shared an identical philosophy of health in Dr reillys words"Medicine and most Doctors aim at curing a specific ailment the Cayce readings and the Reilly therapy aim at producing a healthy body which will heal itself of the ailment ,we try to understand nature and work with nature then the body heals itself".
When Dr Reilly closed the Institute in 1965 and retired to his farm he donated his equipment to the A.R.E. in Virginia beach .He also trained its therapists and agreed to serve as superviser .
It was not easy to stay in retirement when some of his patients who had been with him for 40 years insisted on his weekly treatment . When the office was demolished he began his second retirement at his farm, people began making pilgrimages from all over the country .His success in treating hopeless cases further spread his fame.He considered himself a Teacher and Interpreter of the Cayce readings which were given for the individual and he had to draw on his background knowledge and experience to interpret what he wanted and then teach people what to do . The A R E was formed in 1932 to preserve and record the data .Its library contains over 14246 readings of this number 8976 about 64% deal with medical ailments and treatments, it continues today to promote ,teach giving lectures and forming study groups all over the world.
On the medical side of the readings these are some of the subjects covered and there is a file on each one
Acne, Alcoholism, Alzheimers, Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis, Anemia, Alphonia,Apoplexy –stroke, Appendicitus, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritus both main forms, AstheniaAsthma, Athletes foot , Atrophy
Baby care, general Balding, Bedsore Bedwetting, Bladder- stricture, Blepharitis, Blindness,
Boils, Brain tumours, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Burns, Bursitis.
Cancer, lung Cancer and tumours, Cancer skin, Cancer stomach, Cancer uterus, Canker sores and herpes
Carbuncles, Cataracts, Charcot Marie tooth disease, Chicken pox, Child training- behavioural problems
Chorea, Cirrhosis, Colds, Colic, Colitis, Colon impaction, Colour blindness, Complexion problems,
Coronary thrombosis, Cysts all types.
Deafness various types, Dermatitis, Detached retina, Diarrhoea, Disks, Diverticulitis.
Ears abscessed, Eczema, Edema, Emphysema, Encephalitis, Enteritis, Epilepsy, Erysipelas,
Facial tic, Feet calluses, Feet weakness swelling etc., Flu, Fractures and sprains.
Gallbladder disorders Gauchers disease Glaucoma Goitre Gonorrhoea
Halitosis, Hay fever, Headaches, Heart leakage, Heart tachycardia, Hemophillia, Haemorrhoids,
Hepatitis, Hernia, Herpes zoster, Hirsutism unwanted hair, Hodgkin’s disease, Homosexuality,
Hydrocephalus, Hyperthyroidism, Hypoglycaemia, Hysteria.
Impetigo, Incontinence, Indigestion and gastritis, Insomnia, Iritis.
Laryngitis, Leukaemia, Lumbago, Lupus, Lymphangitis.
Malaria, Measles, Meniers , Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation , Mental illness,
Mental retardation, Migraine, Miscarriage, Moles and warts, Mongolism , Mumps,
Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Myopia , M,S.
Narcolepsy, Nasal catarrh, Nasal polyps , Nephritis , Neuritis.
Obesity, Oophoritis , Osteocondritis, Osteomyelitis.
Pagets disease, Paralysis, Parkinson’s, Phlebitis, Pinworms, Pleurisy, Pneumonia,
Poison ivy, Polycythenia vera , Possession, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Pruritis , Psoriasis, Purpora,
Raynauds, Rheumatic fever, Ringworm.
Sarcoma, Scarlet fever, Scars, Sciatica, Scleroderma, Scolliosis, Seborrhoea, Sids, Skin ulcers,
Smoking, Spine general- injuries, Sterility, Streptococcus.
Tic , Tinnitis , Tonsillitis, Torticollis, Tumours.
Vaginitis, Varicose veins, VertigoVitilligo.
Also a research institute worth looking at who are testing the readings and publishing their findings is the Meridian institute meridianinstitute.com/ with www. in front of the name they have published research on quite a few of the chronic illnesses which plague man such as ms,pd,etc.You can see some of their excellent results.
embarrassment that single thought causes a sizeable amount of blood to come to the surface.
One can only imagine what stress ,anger, resentment,frustration, worry, or other emotions may cause.
Never eat when under strain,very tired,very excited,very mad.
Never take any food which the body does not agree with.
Cayce valued vegetables , fruits and nuts highly saying that these should form the bigger part of any diet.
He advocated Raw, grated vegetables the fresher the better especially beets, carrots, celery, lettuce,Potatoe skins ,Raw onions,Tomatoes,peas beans and the like, cabbage etc. He also said to cook some in their own juices.
Just about all fruits were good except apples which should be cooked before eating.Cereals whole grain and the like were recommended. Many nuts were recommended especially almonds to ward off cancer.
He also said almonds carried more phosphorus and iron in a combination easily assimilated than any other nut.He also cautioned people against eating different food stuffs at the same time e.g. eating proteins and starch at the same meal.He still is on many accounts far ahead of this time.
A little on Cayce and arthritus
Peoples Attitude plays and important role here , with the holding of resentments being a major cause of arthritus.Dietary changes were to be implemented as already indicated with special emphasis on avoiding white flour and its products, avoiding fried foods,carbonated drinks, beer and hard liquor and white potatoes.
Combinations of foods to be avoided were starches and sugar, coffee or tea with milk or cream and citrus fruits or juices with cereals.Frequently advised was a decrease in meat and starches.
Massage was to be given usually after an Epsom Salt bath or after a steam bath with the type of oil being peanut and olive oil[ in equal parts ] or olive oil and tincture of myrrh as much as the body may absorb.In deed he said that everyone should have a peanut oil rub once a week as this would prevent arthritis unless that is if you are allergic to peanuts.
Also mentioned was using a substance called atomidine.There is quite a lot more on arthritis but it is intended here to give you a flavour of the kind of treatment he advocated.
On the metaphysical side of the readings some of the subjects are
Astrology, Atlantis, Reincarnation,Bible readings interpretation ,Lemuria, pyramids,Egypt and Mayan, Past civilisations,Karma and other spiritual laws,Past lives, Earth changes,Geology,The purpose of life and our very beginings,Extra terestials,
There is one more very important point that I would like to cover on the subject of drugs and research.At present the system is most research is done by drug companies with a clear agenda of making a profit- but what are the implications of that statement? most drug companies only look at products which had promise of making a profit and disregard the rest no matter what the medicinal value.That means simple inexpensive things like stjohns wort, glcothymoline, castor oil,Peanut oil,crude oil, Epsom Salts ,Atomodine, Zappers visualisation,carbonsteel,egyptian oil,ipsab,the Rife machine the impedance device don’t even get the proper research and the promotion which they deserve because there is no profit in them.Many of these are of outstanding value giving huge benefits but there is not enough profit in them to attract some of the drug companies.That plainly means the best treatment you can get is often not some drug which Mrs Jones you will be taking for the next 20yrs which can have some very serious side effects like cancer etc.
The most profitable situation for some of these drug companies is that they develop a product which gives some benefit but which does not actually cure you but which you will be on for the next 10-20yrs .You note I say some please don’t think I mean all, there are some very useful drugs and treatment out there but you have got to use discernment and search and ask questions about them all.
I am a sincere advocate that most research should be done by government researchers with only one vested interest on the agenda and that being for the healing of the patient. Information on Edgar Cayce in the states is
The Association of Research and Enlightenment address is A.R.E. PO BOX 595 VIRGINIA BEACH VIRGINIA 23451 Tel no 001 757 428 3588 email http://www.are-cayce.com/
There are also various cayce study groups, and practitioners throughout the states and details can be found from the AR.E. and thousands of websites with very useful information- recommended is sparkys web site
The Edgar Cayce centre in the U.K. IS THE Edgar Cayce CENTRE :DURHAM
13, PROSPECT TERRACE, NEW kYO ,STANLEY, CO. DURHAM.
ENGLAND DH 97TR TEL 01207 237696
They produce a free newsletter and have some of the Cayce remedies , books and they also have the circulating files which are a collection of all the readings ,testimonials on 350 medical complaints from cancer to m.s.They lend these files out to people who wish to help themselves, just ask at the centre
Also two must have books on the medical side which give the treatments the causes and the philosophy of the healing of his work are
The Encyclopaedia of Healing by Reba Ann Karp ISBN 0-446-30981-8 This is a condensed version of the readings giving causes and cures and some feed back from people using the treatments -Valuable
The Edgar Cayce Handbook for Health through Drugless therapy by Hugh Lynn Cayce Harrold Reilly and Ruth Hagy Brod ISBN 0-02-601960-4 Harold reillys 43 years of experience of working with the readings the results he, got the treatments he gave- a very valuable book