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A Look at Spiritual Masters and Teachers: Edgar Cayce
by Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW


Edgar Cayce is one of the most influential spiritual teachers of our time. Most people know him as the “sleeping prophet” and the “father of holistic medicine.” Cayce was born on a farm in Kentucky and experienced psychic abilities in childhood. He had imaginary friends and could even see and talk to his deceased grandfather. He was raised a devout Christian and had a strong desire to serve others from a young age. When he was younger he was blessed with a special photographic memory. When he would sleep on his books at night, the next day he would be able to recall the information with complete accuracy.

When Cayce was older he realized that he had a special ability of putting himself into a sleep state, similar to relaxation and hypnosis. When he was in this state of relaxation he was able to place his mind in contact with all time and space. Some would call this the universal consciousness or the akashic records. When he was asked questions he would respond with information about soul development, the purpose of life, reincarnation and information about holistic health remedies.

Edgar was torn and struggled with his abilities and the religion that he loved so much, Christianity. Cayce provided over 14,000 readings for others about topics such as holistic health, philosophy, reincarnation, spiritual growth, dreams and psychic phenomena. Even though Cayce died more than 60 years ago, his readings on various subjects have been educational and uplifting for millions of people around the world.

Most of Cayce’s readings deal with holistic health and treatment of various types of illnesses. Today there are over 300 books written about Edgar Cayce. The Association of Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is the headquarters for conferences, workshops and educational studies about spirituality.

Famous Edgar Cayce quotes are listed below for contemplation.

* Spirit is the life. Mind is the builder. Physical is the result.
* All souls were created in the beginning and are finding their way back to whence they came.
* Through prayer we speak to God. In meditation, God speaks to us.
* It takes courage to face one’s own shortcomings and wisdom to do something about them.
* Each soul enters with a purpose. We all have a mission to perform.
* He who understands nature walks close with God.
* The conquering of self is truly greater than were one to conquer many worlds.

There are several books that are written about Edgar Cayce’s life and mission. There is a River by Thomas Sugrue and Edgar Cayce-An American Prophet by Sidney Kirkpatrick are two must haves on your bookshelf.

 

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About the Author


Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, is a practicing licensed clinical social worker, intuitive astrologer and teacher with a national and international clientele. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1997. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1999.

She is a published author whose first book, "A Deeper Look at the Sun Signs" was published in 2006. She has just finished writing a book for Llewellyn Worldwide titled, “A Practical Look at the Planets Through the Houses", due out in 2010. Her third book, “The Mysteries of the Eighth Astrological House: Phoenix Rising” will be also available in 2010.

Carmen began her astrological work at the age of 16. She has presented astrology workshops for the Association of Research and Enlightenment in the St. Louis, Missouri region and teaches eGroup classes for the A.R.E. Virginia Beach Headquarters on various astrology topics. She worked as the astrology columnist for Spirit Seeker Magazine for 7 years and publishes articles online as the Norfolk Holistic Health Examiner with examiner.com.

Carmen has also worked for the Air Force as a family advocacy outreach manager, alcohol and drug abuse prevention therapist, and as a sexual assault response coordinator and victim advocate. An avid Edgar Cayce researcher, she enjoys writing, studying and teaching a wide range of spiritual topics.

Founder of the Astrological Self Awareness Center, LLC
www.astrology-awareness.com
314-435-6098
carmenturnerschott@hotmail.com

 

 

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