became an American celebrity towards the end of his life and the publicity
given to his prophecy has overshadowed what to him were the more important
parts of his work such as healing (the vast majority of his "readings"
were given for people who were sick) and theology (Cayce being a lifelong,
devout member of the Disciples of Christ). Skeptics challenge Cayce's
claim to psychic prowess, while conservative Christians also question
his unorthodox answers on religious matters (such as reincarnation and
akashic records). He may have been the source for the idea that California
would fall into the ocean (though he never said exactly this).
Today there are
several tens of thousands of Cayce students. Most are located in the
United States and Canada, but Edgar Cayce Centers are now found in 25
other countries. The Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE),
headquartered in Virginia Beach, is the major organization promoting
interest in Cayce.
abilitieshas variously been referred to as a "prophet" (cf.
Jess Stearn's book, The Sleeping Prophet), a "mystic", a "seer",
and a "clairvoyant". Cayce's business card described him as
a "psychic diagnostician". 
Cayce's method of
clairvoyance involved lying down and entering into a trance or sleep
state, usually at the request of a subject who was seeking help with
health or other personal problems (subjects were not usually present).
The subject's questions would then be given to Cayce, and Cayce would
proceed with a "reading". In the early part of Cayce's career,
all readings were given on health issues; but then during a reading,
Cayce asserted that the subject had at one time been a "monk"
(presumably in a previous life), and after that Cayce gave both "health"
and "life" readings, the latter involving a description of
past lives and "karmic influences".
Cayce said under
trance; that his trance statements should be taken into account only
to the extent that they led to a better life for the recipient: "Does
it make one a better husband, a better businessman, a better neighbor,
a better artist, a better churchman? If so, cleave to it; if not, reject
it."  Moreover, he invited his audience to test
his suggestions rather than accept them on faith.
that have been attributed to Cayce include astral projection, prophesying,
mediumship (communication with the dead), viewing the Akashic Records
or "Book of Life", and seeing auras. Cayce became interested
in learning more about these subjects after he was informed about the
content of his "readings", which he reported that he never
actually heard himself.
Cayce gave perhaps
25,000-30,000 "readings" during a period of 43 years (1901
to 1944); however, until 1923, most were not preserved. Accordingly,
only about 14,000 Cayce readings are currently available. When out of
the trance he entered to perform a reading, Cayce claimed generally
not to remember what he had said during the reading. The unconscious
mind, according to Cayce, has access to information which the conscious
mind does not — a common theory about hypnosis in Cayce's time.
From the time Gladys Davis was hired as Cayce's secretary in 1923, all
readings were preserved and his wife Gertrude Evans Cayce generally
conducted (guided) the readings.
Cayce was born
into a farming family on March 18, 1877 near Beverly, seven miles south
of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. One convenient way to divide Cayce's life
is according to geography:
1877 to 1920—the
In December 1893 the family moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky and occupied
705 West Seventh, on the south-east corner of Seventh and Young Street.
During this time Cayce received an eighth-grade education; discovered
his spiritual vocation; left the family farm to pursue various forms
of employment (at Richard's Dry Goods Store, then in Hopper's Bookstore
both located on Main Street).
stopped with the eighth grade, not because of his incapability but because
his family could not afford the costs involved. Additionally, at that
time a great deal more advanced material (especially in mathematics
and practical sciences) was presented at an earlier level in public
schools; an eighth-grade education might be the equivalent of high school
today, at least in some subjects, and was often considered more than
sufficient for working-class children. Much of the remainder of Cayce's
life would be characterized by a forlorn search for employment and/or
Throughout his life
Cayce was drawn to church as a member of the Disciples of Christ. He
read the Bible once for every year of his life, taught at Sunday school,
recruited missionaries, and is said to have agonized over the issue
of whether his psychic abilities--and the teachings which resulted--were
In 1900 he formed
a business partnership with his father to sell Woodmen of the World
Insurance but was struck by severe laryngitis in March that resulted
in a complete loss of speech on April 18. Unable to work, he lived at
home with his parents for almost a year. He then decided to take up
the trade of photography, an occupation that would exert less strain
on his voice. He began an apprenticeship at the photography studio of
W. R. Bowles in Hopkinsville.
A travelling stage
hypnotist and entertainer called "Hart-The Laugh Man," was
performing at the Hopkinsville Opera House in 1901. He heard about Cayce's
condition and offered to attempt a cure. Cayce accepted and the experiment
took place on stage in front of an audience. Remarkably, Cayce's voice
returned while in a hypnotic trance but disappeared on awakening. Hart
tried a post-hypnotic suggestion that the voice would continue to function
after the trance but this proved unsuccessful.
Since Hart had appointments
at other cities, he could not continue his hypnotic treatment of Cayce.
However a local hypnotist, Al Layne, offered to help Cayce in restoring
his voice. Layne suggested that Cayce describe the nature of his condition
and cure while in a hypnotic trance. Cayce described his own ailment
from a first person plural point of view — 'we' — instead
of the singular "I." In subsequent readings he would generally
start off with "We have the body." According to the reading,
his voice loss was due to psychological paralysis and could be corrected
by increasing the blood flow to the voice box. Layne suggested that
the blood flow be increased and Cayce's face became flushed with blood
and his chest area turned bright red. After 20 minutes Cayce, still
in trance, declared the treatment over. On awakening his voice remained
normal. Relapses occurred but were corrected by Layne in the same way
and eventually the cure was permanent.
Layne had read of
similar hypnotic cures effected by the Marquis de Puységur, a
follower of Franz Mesmer, and was keen to explore the limits of the
healing knowledge of the trance voice. He asked Cayce to describe Layne's
own ailments and suggest cures, and reportedly found the results both
accurate and effective. Layne suggested that Cayce offer his trance
healing to the public but Cayce was reluctant. He finally agreed on
the condition that readings would be free. He began with Layne's help
to offer free treatments to the townspeople. Reportedly he had great
success and his fame spread. Reports of Cayce's work appeared in the
newspapers, inspiring many postal inquiries. Supposedly, Cayce was able
to work just as effectively using a letter from the individual as with
having the person present. Given the person's name and location, he
could diagnose the physical,mental conditions and provide corrective
remedy. Cayce's accuracy in diagnosing the problems and providing effective
cures made him more popular and soon people from around the world sought
his advice through correspondence.
Cayce's work grew
in volume as his fame grew. He reluctantly asked for voluntary donations
to support himself and his family so that he could practice full time.
He continued to work in an apparent trance state with a hypnotist all
his life. His wife and eldest son later replaced Layne in this role.
A secretary, Gladys Davis, recorded his readings in shorthand.
The trance reading
produced a visible strain on Cayce's health. He attributed the occasional
failure in his accuracy to the stress involved in his work. He was scrupulous
in giving refunds to unsatisfied clients.
1920 to 1923—the
The growing fame of Cayce coupled with the popularity he received from
newspapers attracted several eager commercially minded men who wanted
to seek a fortune by using Cayce's clairvoyant abilities. Even though
Cayce was reluctant to help them, he was persuaded to give the readings,
which left him dissatisfied with himself and unsuccessful. A cotton
merchant offered Cayce a hundred dollars a day for his readings about
the daily outcomes in the cotton market. However, despite his poor finances,
Cayce refused the merchant's offer. Others wanted to know where to hunt
for treasures; some wanted to know the outcome of horse races. Several
times he was persuaded to give the readings as an experiment. However
he was unsuccessful several times when he used his ability for such
purposes. These experiments left him depleted of energy, distraught
and unsatisfied with himself. Finally he came to the conclusion that
he would use his gift only to help the distressed and sick.
He was persuaded
to give readings on philosophical subjects in 1923 by Arthur Lammers,
a wealthy printer. While in his supposed trance state, Cayce spoke unequivocally
of past lives. Reincarnation was a popular subject of the day, but is
not an accepted part of Christian doctrine. Cayce reported that his
conscience bothered him severely over this conflict. Lammers reassured
and argued with Cayce. His "trance voice", the "we"
of the readings, also supposedly dialogued with Cayce and finally persuaded
him to continue with these kinds of readings. In 1925 Cayce reported
his "voice" had instructed him to move to Virginia Beach,
1925 to 1945—the
Virginia Beach period
Cayce's mature period, in which he created the several institutions
which would survive him in some form. By this time he was a professional
psychic with a small staff of employees and volunteers. The "readings"
increasingly came to involve metaphysical or esoteric themes.
In 1929 the Cayce
hospital was established in Virginia Beach sponsored by a wealthy beneficiary
of the trance readings, Morton Blumenthal.
Cayce gained national
prominence in 1943 through a high profile article in Coronet. Feeling
he couldn't refuse people who felt they needed his help so desperately,
he increased the frequency of his readings to 8 per day to try and make
an impression on the ever growing pile of requests. Eventually this
took a toll on his health, as he said that it was emotionally draining
and often fatigued him. The readings themselves scolded him for attempting
too much and warned Cayce that more than 2 readings a day would start
breaking down his physical health and would result in his death. Unfortunately
when he finally stopped in order to recuperate his failing strength,
it was too late.
Edgar Cayce suffered
a stroke on January 2nd, 1945. He died a day later on January 3rd.
1877 Born March 18 into a farming family in Beverly, seven miles south
of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
1887 Volunteers as church sexton, the first of many church roles.
1889 Resolves to read the Bible cover-to-cover once each year (and does
1890 Baptised at 13, experiences angelic vision. "Spelling book
incident," in which he remembers contents of speller after sleeping
with it under his pillow.
1892 Knocked unconscious while playing baseball; suggests application
of poultice. The incident is later remembered as a possible first "reading."
1893 Family moves to Hopkinsville, followed later by Edgar. First love
(Bess). Works for a dry goods store and bookstore (the Hopper store).
1895 Meets Dwight L. Moody.
1897 Engaged to Gertrude Evans.
1898 Moves to Louisville, Kentucky where he works for a book wholesaler
(the Morton store). Meets a woman named Margaret from a wealthy family.
Some allege they had an affair.
1900 Returns to Hopkinsville. Forms business partnership with his father
to sell Woodmen of the World Life Insurance but was struck by severe
aphonia or laryngitis that prevented him from performing sales work.
Begins apprenticeship in Bowles photography studio.
1901 A travelling stage hypnotist and entertainer called "Hart-The
Laugh Man" hears about Cayce's condition and offers to attempt
a cure. Cayce accepts and the experiment takes place on stage in front
of an audience. Cayce's voice returns while in a hypnotic trance, but
disappears on awakening. Another hypnotist, Al Layne, works with Cayce
to restore his voice. Layne gives hypnotic suggestion that Cayce describe
the nature of his condition and cure. According to the reading, his
voice loss was due to psychological paralysis and could be corrected
by a suggestion to increase the blood flow to the voice box. This treatment
was largely successful.
1902 Moves to Bowling Green and works at bookstore there (the Potter
1903 Marries Gertrude Evans.
1907 Son Hugh Lynn Cayce born.
1910 Dr. Wesley Ketchum mentions Cayce in an article to the American
Society of Clinical Research. New York Times reports in article entitled
Illiterate Man Becomes A Doctor When Hypnotized, Cayce's career as a
psychic and healer begins in earnest. People begin to visit him at his
house in Kentucky.
1911 Son Milton Porter Cayce born; dies in infancy.
1915 "Graveyards of the world" vision; last recurrence of
1918 Son Edgar Evans Cayce born. Cayce rumored to have visited Washington
to give readings for President Wilson's administration, possibly on
the Fourteen Points.
1920 to 1923 Cayce and friend David Kahn go to Texas to look for oil
(using Cayce's abilities). Results inconclusive, but at any rate do
not get them rich. At this time some allege that Cayce had several affairs
and a falling-out with Gertrude.
1923 Reconciles with Gertrude. Hires Selma, Alabama native Gladys Davis
as stenographer. Some suspect Cayce and Davis of having an affair, but
a medical examination conducted after Cayce's death to treat Davis's
uterine cancer allegedly showed that she was still a virgin at that
time. In Dayton, Ohio gives readings for Arthur Lammers, a wealthy printer,
on metaphysical or esoteric topics. On awakening, is reportedly astonished
to learn that the trance source accepts reincarnation and astrology
as parts of Christianity. Cayce had had a number of previous contacts
with astrologers, Theosophists, and the like.
1925 Moves to Virginia Beach, based on instructions from his "voice".
By this time Cayce is a full-time professional psychic.
1927 Founds "Association of National Investigators" (ANI),
a membership organization devoted to Cayce's work. Main sponsors are
Morton and Edwin Blumenthal; David Kahn remains a major influence.
1928 Cayce Hospital for Research and Enlightenment established in Virginia
Beach, with 60 beds.
1930 Atlantic University founded.
1931 ANI disbanded; hospital folds due to conflicts with donors and
the Great Depression. A new organization, the "Association for
Research and Enlightenment," forms with much the same purposes.
"Study Group #1" begins meeting.
1932 Atlantic University folds. First ARE Congress held (attendance:
1933 Gives reading 3976-13 in November, which praises Adolf Hitler.
1934 Gives reading 3976-15 in January, which calls into question Hitler's
destiny because he has allowed imperialism to enter in.
1938 Gives reading 1554-3 in March, which calls Germany "a smear
upon its forces for its dominance over its brother; a leech upon the
universe for its own sustenance."
1939 Gives reading 257-211 in September, less than a month after the
beginning of World War II, which states that Hitler's future will be
1942 First "Search for God" book published.
1943 Cayce gains national prominence through high-profile articles by
Margueritte Harmon Bro in Christian Century and Coronet; and then by
Thomas Sugrue's book There Is a River. Increases the frequency of his
readings to 8 per day to try to keep up with the level of interest.
1944 Suffers stroke, enters coma in December.
1945 Dies January 3, Gertrude dies three months later. Hugh Lynn Cayce
returns from the war to rally ARE members.
1947 Edgar Cayce Foundation established; to this day it claims the copyright
to the Cayce readings. Its board of trustees once overlapped, and is
now identical, with that of the ARE.
1950 Gina Cerminara's Many Mansions and Morey Bernstein's Search for
Bridey Murphy published.
1955 University of Chicago accepts the first doctoral dissertation on
Cayce: Harmon H. Bro's Charisma of the Seer.
1956 ARE buys the former Cayce Hospital building for use as headquarters;
some members live on-site.
1958 The ARE Summer Camp for children is started. Participants stay
in the hospital.
1959 to 1960 Cayce readings microfilmed by Remington Rand Corp..
1966 The ARE Summer Camp opens in its new location near Rural Retreat,
1967 Jess Stearn's Sleeping Prophet published.
1971 Indexing of Cayce readings completed; "circulating files"
compiled and circulated among ARE members.
1976 Hugh Lynn Cayce retires. Leadership of ARE passes to his son (and
Cayce's grandson) Charles Thomas Cayce.
1982 Hugh Lynn Cayce dies.
1984 First issue of Cayce magazine Venture Inward. While there have
been many newsletters and magazines, this one is the longest-running.
1986 Gladys Davis (later Gladys Davis Turner) dies.
Sources of Cayce's
Hopper's Bookstore in Hopkinsville where Cayce worked for many years
as a young man specialized in occult and osteopathic works and he may
have consciously or otherwise absorbed much of this material. However,
knowledge of this material cannot account for most of Cayce's specific
diagnoses, such as directing that osteopathic adjustments be given to
a developmentally-delayed and seizure-ridden child named Aime Dietrich.
She was restored to normal health by Cayce-directed treatments after
conventional doctors had pronounced her case hopeless.
Books such as Frederick
Oliver's Atlantean fantasy A Dweller On Two Planets and Marie Corelli's
novels were probably accessible to Cayce at his bookstore. Corelli's
writings in particular seek to reconcile mystical beliefs such as reincarnation
with Christianity, and Cayce may have been subconsciously trying to
accept this idea. Some books of this type refer to Jesus as "elder
brother". However, Cayce's life readings show remarkable consistency
over many years. In fact, it has not been demonstrated that Cayce ever
was inconsistent in his chronology. (For example, telling a woman whose
reading was done in the 1920s that in a lifetime in ancient Persia she
was one of three sisters of a warrior; then telling a man whose reading
was done in the 1940s that he was that warrior and had two sisters.)
Regardless of the
accuracy of the information Cayce provided, those who accept that Cayce
was unconscious during his "trance" state generally agree
that Cayce was not likely to have been an intentional fraud.
Evidence for Cayce's
Gina Cerminara published books such as Many Mansions, The World Within
and Many Lives,Many Loves which provide compendious information about
Cayce's works and buttress his claimed abilities with real life examples.
One such example
from the book Many Lives,Many Loves, chapter 2 : Clear Seeing People
gave a reading on a blind man, a musician by profession, who regained
part ot his vision in one eye through following the physical suggestions
given by Cayce. This man happened to have a passion for railroads and
a tremendous interest in the Civil War. In the life reading which Cayce
gave, he said that the man had been a soldier in the South, in the army
of Lee, and that he had been a railroad man by profession in that incarnation.
Then he proceeded to tell him that his name in that life was Barnett
Seay, and that the records of Seay could still be found in the state
of Virginia. The man took the trouble to hunt for the records -- and
found them, in the state capitol at Richmond: that is to say he found
the record of one Barnett Seay, standard-bearer in Lee's army who had
entered and been discharged from the service in such and such a year."
The ARE Summer
In the late 50's, the ARE opened a summer camp for teens based in the
Hospital Building. In the early 60's it moved to its current location
in the mountains of southwest Virginia. The summer camp focuses on giving
children and families a chance to experience the lifestyle recommended
in the Cayce readings, especially in the areas of diet, health, exercise,
and nature. While the camp does have a strong focus on spirituality,
it does not stress any one religion (or even religion in general) in
particular, preferring, instead, to offer "a buffet of spirituality"
as it were.
A Biography of Edgar
The story of Edgar
Cayce properly belongs in the history of hypnosis. Cayce had the unusual
ability of inducing out-of-body experiences using a form of self-hypnosis.
His out-of-body journeys were identical to near-death experiences with
the exception that he was not clinically dead. Indeed, one does not
need to be dead to have a near-death experience. There are many ways
to induce your brain to free your consciousness and I have a whole list
of them on my NDE Triggers web page.
During a hypnotic
trance, Cayce was able to speak in an authoritative voice on subjects
far beyond the range of his normal knowledge. Except for the Bible,
he was not an avid reader of books. While in a deep trance, all he needed
was to be given the subject to be discussed, or the inquiring person's
name, address, and whereabouts, by a conductor to make suggestions and
ask the questions, and a stenographer to take it all down. Almost every
day for forty-two years he had out-of-body journeys in order to answer
questions covering an immense range of subject matter. He could do this
at any time, any place.
Persons from all
walks of life came to him for help or advise. Among them were a movie
producer, an actress, a top steel magnate, a U.S. Senator, a Vice-President
of the United States; parents, the sick, the lame, the disturbed. His
strange gift of clairvoyance has never been duplicated in modern times,
although a few other psychics have proved a measure of ability beyond
The Cayce records
are unique. Twenty million words from an unconscious mind is not a commonplace.
If they can be believed, new frontiers wait to be explored. Clairvoyance,
clairaudience, dreams, hypnotism, point the way to a better understanding
of the history and depth of the human mind and soul. A challenging field
lies before humans in their search for truth and the meaning of human
existence in earth.
Cayce was born on
a farm near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1877. A poor student, he received
no more than a grammar school education, and eventually took up photography
as a trade. His psychic powers were accidentally discovered in 1901,
when he was twenty-four. He caught a cold and suddenly lost his voice.
After a year of numerous and unsuccessful medical treatments, he became
resigned to a life of rasping whispers.
About this time
hypnotism was enjoying a fad throughout the country, and a friend suggested
that he try it as a means of helping his condition. Cayce was willing
to try anything that might cure his throat. A local hypnotist offered
his services, and Edgar readily accepted. He insisted, however, that
he put himself to sleep, with the friend making the suggestions after
he was "under".
The experiment proved
to be more than successful. Cayce went into a deep trance and described
the condition in his vocal cords, advising, strangely enough, what to
do for it. The advice was followed by the hypnotist - that of suggesting
the blood circulation increase to the affected area - and when Cayce
awakened he had regained his normal speaking voice. After a number of
follow-up sessions, the cure turned out to be a permanent one.
Cayce, his family
and his friend were astounded. When word got around of this unusual
occurrence, he was besieged with requests by the sick to try his diagnoses
and curative methods on them. He was reluctant to attempt anything of
the kind. In the first place, he was uneducated and knew nothing of
medicine or anatomy in his waking state. After all, he had no idea what
went on while he was asleep. In the end, however, he gave his consent,
and his misgivings proved unfounded.
In most of the cases
that were presented to him, the celebrated psychic never met the persons
making the requests. They were received through the mail; the recipients
of the readings were usually hundreds of miles away. All Cayce needed
was the full name of the person, his address, and where he would be
at the appointed time of the reading. Lying on the couch with his necktie
and shoelaces loosened - for better circulation, the readings said -
he could answer any question put to him. His wife, Gertrude, usually
made the suggestions and asked the questions, while his lifelong secretary,
Gladys Davis, took everything down in shorthand. After a while, the
sleeping Cayce would start to mumble, as though searching for something.
Then he would clear his throat and speak in a firm, authoritative voice.
"Yes, we have the body," he would begin, and then go into
a half-hour discussion of the physical condition of the person who was
But in 1923 a startling
new kind of reading was discovered. Cayce was operating a photographic
studio in Selma, Alabama, when one day he met Arthur Lammers, a well-to-do
printer. His hobby was metaphysical philosophy, and what he wanted to
know was far beyond the range of Edgar's normal thinking.
"What is the
meaning of life?" he asked. "What is the real nature of man?
What is the meaning of birth and death? Why are we here? Cayce accepted
Mr. Lammers offer to explain these mysteries through his powers of hypnosis.
What followed was the beginning of the metaphysical thought that emerged
from 2,500 "Life" readings (information about a person's past
lives), as distinguished from the "Physical" readings (medical
diagnosis and cures) he had previously been giving.
For Cayce, this
was the beginning of another period of tortuous self-doubt. Brought
up in an atmosphere of strict, orthodox, Protestant Christianity, he
was uninformed on the other great religions of the world and their similarities
with his own. What the readings now said seemed foreign to everything
he had been taught and had been teaching in his Sunday school classes
for many years. The essential principles of the great religions, said
the readings, were nevertheless all the same - they were only clothed
in different garments.
Cayce withheld judgment
on the point for a long time. In the end he and those close to the work
came to accept reincarnation. It was improvable of course, but in provable
instances the readings had shown themselves to be honest if not infallible.
The answers were consistent.
thought to ask the sleeping Cayce where he was getting his information.
He gave two sources his mind apparently succeeded in tapping. One was
the unconscious or subconscious mind of the subject himself; the other
was what was called the universal memory of nature, Jung's Collective
Unconscious, or the Akashic Records. This is the "Recording Angel",
or the "Book of Life".
Say the Cayce records:
"Edgar Cayce's mind is amendable to suggestion, the same as all
other subconscious minds; but in addition thereto, it has the power
to interpret to the objective mind of others what it acquires from the
subconscious minds of other individuals of the same kind. The subconscious
forgets nothing. The conscious mind receives the impressions from without
and transfers all thought to the subconscious, where it remains even
though the conscious be destroyed" as in death.
The readings also
say, "The information as obtained and given by this body [Edgar
Cayce] is gathered from the sources from which the suggestion may derive
its information. In this state the conscious mind becomes subjugated
to the subconscious, the superconscious, or soul mind (the spirit),
and may and does communicate with like minds, and the subconscious or
soul force becomes universal.
From any subconscious
mind information may be obtained either from this realm or from the
impression as left by the individuals that have gone before. As we see
a mirror directly reflecting that which is before it - it is not the
object itself, but that reflected."
This is a new idea.
If it is true, then Cayce's mind was able to tap the mass of knowledge
possessed by millions of other subconscious minds, including those who
have passed over to the spiritual, cosmic realms in death. This would
be an almost unlimited source of wisdom, since it was universal and
Cayce was unhindered by time and space. Upon this "Akashic record"
is supposedly registered every sound, every thought, every vibration
since the beginning of time. Cayce, then was no "medium."
When this idea first appeared in a reading, few, including Cayce, could
believe it. Science knew nothing of any such etheric substance.
did not affect him as offers of fame and large sums of money came. Although
he never earned more than a modest living at best, he turned down all
efforts by others to commercialize on the readings. Desperately poor
at times, he once flatly refused an offer of $1,000 a day to go on the
stage. Simple in his tastes, he was an expert fisherman and a horrible
golfer. He loved to talk about the Bible and would preach a sermon at
the drop of a word.
By 1944 he was a
year behind in appointments and suffering from over-exertion and edema
of the lungs. A stroke confined him to bed. At the age of 67, he never
recovered. His last reading, given for himself, was not followed by
the doctors in charge. On January 3rd, 1945, Cayce passed over to the
other side. No person ever left the world a stranger legacy.