Aug. 23, 2021

Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet | 254

Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet | 254

Going to the doctor is such a pain. The forms, the wait, the doctor needing to get into a trance-like state to intuit your cure, the lack of a doctor's license…you know, everyday stuff. Well, it actually was with anyone who went to see Edgar Cayce in the early 20th century. This Sunday School teacher turned clairvoyant claimed to give over 14,000 readings throughout his career and many of them were recorded! He also is said to have had abilities in astral projection, prophesying, mediumship, and seeing auras (to name a few). Like we said…just like going to your primary care physician. Did Cayce actually have supernatural abilities? Did his supposed cures actually make anyone better? Did he actually just use a magic 8-ball? We try to answer those and a whole lot more this week as we go in search of Edgar Cayce. Plus, you-know-who is back for the second week in a row (Pecker). Also, more inane Simpson's references get dropped(more Pecker). And yet again, we discuss doing very normal, human things (seeing a pattern here?) Break out your crystals and align your chakras because we have all of that and more on the podcast that doesn't always ban guests from coming back, but when we do we rarely stick to it - Hysteria 51.  

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Books
The Essential Edgar Cayce | Edgar Cayce|
Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet | Jess Stearn
The Skeptic's Dictionary | Robert Todd Carroll
Why People Believe Weird Things | Michael Shermer

Videos
Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack: Season 3, Episode 20 - https://youtu.be/-A6WDz31LZA
The Wild Predictions Of Edgar Cayce - https://youtu.be/KCg04Z5BeSA

Websites
Edgar Cayce A.R.E.  - https://www.edgarcayce.org/
Wikipedia Cayce - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Cayce
Wikipedia Robert Todd Caroll - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Todd_Carroll
Wikipedia James Randi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Randi
Suny Press - https://www.sunypress.edu/p-2833-edgar-cayce-in-context.aspx
Alabama - https://www.al.com/living/2017/10/the_tale_of_edgar_cayce_alabam.html
Museums of Hopkinsville - http://www.museumsofhopkinsville.org/edgar-cayce/
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/edgarcayce/
The Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/08/20/the-psychic-and-the-solar-eclipse-edgar-cayces-grave-lies-in-the-path-of-totality/

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