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A Reading for the New Year

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A Reading for the New Year
By Alison Ray

On the afternoon of June 28, 1936, the Fifth Annual A.R.E. Congress was taking place, and Edgar Cayce gave a reading for the occasion, addressing the member participants with “specific suggestions and council as may be helpful…” during the coming year. It is as appropriate today as it was over seventy years ago.

“Yes, we have the purposes of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, the members that are present; as a group or a membership and as individuals.


“In considering the work of such an organization and its standards, that as composed of individuals of all character of experience, all influences that are of a nature that has brought about the interest in a work of that purposed by the activity of such an Association, we find it is—as has been given oft—first to the individual, then to the groups, then to classes and masses.


“As to the activities that are before this organization, first—as we find—there is a period just ahead in which there will be given the greater opportunities for service by each and every member. This is not only owing to the general conditions of an unsettled nature but to the termination of a period and the beginning of a period when there is to be the living by individuals of that which has prompted them. Not as ones seeking for self-exaltation, not as individuals seeking for an easy way, not as individuals seeking for a manner or a means of escaping their own selves; but rather as in using their understanding, their comprehension, their knowledge, their love their patience, their long-suffering, in such ways and manners that there may not indeed be the perishing of hope and faith in the earth.


“Such opportunities are before all those who have purposed in their heart to do good unto those not only of the household of faith in their individual tenets or beliefs but unto all, because each soul that manifests itself in human form is thy brother—and the spirit and soul of same is in the form of thy Maker. For the Lord's sake, then, the opportunities are not to be used to self's own glory but that the glory of the Father may be made manifest in the earth.


These be the opportunities, these be the experiences through which each and every soul will pass within the next year.”


We wish you the very best for the New Year.


Excerpts from Edgar Cayce Reading 254-91 All readings are available in the member-only section.
Edgar Cayce Readings © 1971, 1993-2005 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

A Better Understanding of Christmas

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A Better Understanding of Christmas
By Alison Ray

Edgar Cayce gave a number of psychic readings for the Norfolk Study Group #1, the group that wrote A Search for God, the book used by Study Groups around the world today. On December 20, 1936, a group gathered at the home of one of the members with their questions. By the time of this reading, the group had been studying together for over five years. I can imagine Edgar Cayce folding his hands over his stomach while his wife, Gertrude, prepared to ask the questions. The Study Group quietly surrounded him in prayer and meditation while Gladys Davis prepared to record the answers.


That afternoon, the group asked for a reading to give them a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the real meaning of Christmas and the birth of Jesus. It was a topic discussed often in the readings. Although the message was given over 70 years ago, the hope and possibilities from the answer are still relevant today for all people of every faith.


The reading explained that there was never a time when there was not a Christ or a Christ Consciousness in the world. Edgar Cayce went on to explain the Jesus was born “to give the more perfect concept of the relationships of man to the Creator.” The angels rejoiced at the birth and the message was heard by those “close to nature, to the hours of meditation and prayer… Only then to those that sought could such a message come, or could there be heard the songs of the angels, or that music of the spheres that sang, "Peace On Earth—Good Will to Men!””

“For as He chose to enter, so ye have entered. As He chose to live, so may ye live. As He chose to give of Himself that there might be a greater understanding, a greater knowledge; yea, the showing forth of the wisdom of God that God is love, poured forth upon the children of men in this experience.”

Each of us can be a channel of blessing and allow the Christ Consciousness to become manifest in our lives and in the earth. The thought that we can bring this awareness of our connection with God into our lives daily by setting an ideal, choosing to be of service, and taking time for meditation and prayer fills me with hope for our future. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.


Excerpts from Reading 262-103. All readings are available in the member-only section.
Edgar Cayce Readings © 1971, 1993-2005 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

What did Edgar Cayce say about 2012?

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What did Edgar Cayce say about 2012?
By Kevin J. Todeschi

 

Just what did Edgar Cayce say about the topic? Bottom line is that the actual date “2012” is not discussed by the readings. However, the readings do offer information on our progression into the Aquarian Age and what this transition between ages may be all about.

 


The readings state that eventually one hallmark of this New Age could be described simply as “purity.” (1602-3) It is important to point out that we’re not going to wake up on December 22, 2012 (the day after the Mayan Calendar ends) and think “Oh my gosh – we’ve entered an age of purity.” Instead, there is a gradual transition between ages. It’s quite possible that it will be a generation or two from now that humankind finally looks back and says, “You know, it appears that the real change started to occur around the end of 2012…”

 


Another important factor to keep in mind is that in all likelihood December 2012 will come and go and many individuals will be convinced that “Nothing happened.” The world might look very much the same on December 22 as it did on December 21. But the Edgar Cayce readings suggest quite a different possibility. In fact Cayce states that only those who really accept the responsibility of this new age and actually begin to apply it “Will even become aware of what's going on about them!”

 


In addition to purity, the readings suggest that the Age of Aquarius is ultimately one of globalization in terms of understanding that each individual is responsible for every other individual. Ultimately, a time will come in our collective history when we become cognizant of this fact. Nations will understand their responsibility to all other nations and the citizens who live in those nations. One of the concepts contained in the Cayce readings is that ultimately everyone in the earth is a brother or a sister. And a conscious realization of that fact is part of the promise of the next age.

 


In addition to globalization and purity, the Edgar Cayce readings also state that spiritual consciousness will reach such a height of development during this period that eventually each individual will be able to communicate directly with the Divine.

 


These promises of the future are still a ways off. Since there is a transitional period between ages, we cannot expect there to be peace on earth and good will toward all perhaps even anytime soon. I think we need to be aware that there will be set-backs. There will be ongoing challenges between nations and people, but gradually these things will change. Because the promises of an Aquarian Age that embody purity, globalization and our direct connection to the Divine are our collective destiny.

 


As the 2012 date draws near, I’m certain that we will hear more and more publicity about the topic, with everything ranging from unrealistic expectations of heaven on earth to doom and gloom end-of- the-world prophecies. But neither of these approaches is the premise in the Edgar Cayce readings.

 


Instead, we are about to undergo a gradual transition between ages. A transition in which we need to apply those things in our personal lives that we hope to have embodied in a “New Age of Peace and Enlightenment” or we will not experience them.

 


In terms of the approach to application suggested by the readings, the Cayce material contends that all of humankind regardless of religious background or spiritual inclination can share a common ideal, and that ideal is simply that to the best of our individual abilities and understanding we can love God, we can love one another, and we can love ourselves. In terms of practically applying this ideal in our day to day lives, I think Cayce would simply quote from the fruits of the spirit – faith, hope, patience, gentleness, longsuffering, and love.

 


All of this is ultimately what 2012 and the New Age is going to be all about.

 

 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

 

 


Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

Abundance is Yours, Part I

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Abundance is Yours, Part I

Adapted from an article by Barbara Burgess Bullard in the
Circulating File Economic Healing Part 1
(Circulating Files are a compilation of extracts from the Edgar Cayce Readings, select files are
available for download in the Member-only section.)

The world today has many of the same issues and concerns as we have faced for the last century. Economic hardships that seem to abound in America and elsewhere as we read or listen to the news, we hear of inflation, recession, the high unemployment figures, foreclosures, and homelessness in many parts of the world. These appear to be times of crisis similar to that of the Great Depression of the 1930’s. We can turn to the wisdom from the psychic readings of Edgar Cayce for insight both during and after the Depression. These insights and practical suggestions offer us much knowledge, hope, and inspiration by which we can encounter these times.

The law of supply presupposes that all we could ever truly need will be made available to us if we are seeking to obey the universal laws, especially that of love. Supply is merely the natural result then of working in harmony with these other laws; we do not need to dwell on how it works. But neither should we interfere with the workings of this law through denial. Many people that I have talked with give much thought and energy to the belief that poverty is a virtue and that somehow God wishes us to live in want. The readings stress that we should never be self-indulgent with the supply, but that through the proper use of supply it becomes abundant, infinite, and available to us as we need. Christ is stressed in the readings as an example that one should not waste or misuse the abundance entrusted into his or her care. In the Search for God readings, the question was asked, “Is our lack of material necessities due to the fact that we have not first sought the Kingdom, or the lack of faith in not speaking the word?” The answer given provides clear insight for all of us as to the economy of the law of supply:

Both. For what saith the Law? Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all things shall be added unto thee thou hast need of! Most of us think we need a great deal more than we do!     262-89


…what is thine ideal. What is thy purpose in life? Is it to get, through the attitude of “Gimme—Gimme—Gimme!” or is it to give—give—give! If it is the latter, then there should be the knowledge and security from within as given of old: “Let others do as they may, but for me—I will know the living God.”     815-3


It would be well, in the application of self in these directions, for the entity to learn that what is of the constructive nature is in giving. For, as ye receive, so should ye give. The word give is the prompting of the expression of love in, “The Lord gave His son that ye, through Him, might have life, and have it more abundantly.”     1107-1

For the same reason that food kept too long spoils, clothes held back only for “good” soon go out of fashion, and unexpressed ideas or intuition benefit no one, so also the readings suggest that we use that money and goods we have in hand. When we hoard for the future, we are interfering with the flow of abundance because of our fear and lack of trust. We should trust in the Lord and let tomorrow take care of itself.

The law of faith stresses our need to trust wholly in God at all times to supply our needs as long as we seek to serve Him through serving others. If we are truly trusting in God we should have no ideas of poverty, fear, or lack. The following readings urge this faith and the expectance of abundance:

When fear of the future occurs, or fear of the past…put all such away with this prayer— not merely by mouth, not merely by thought, but in body, in mind and in soul say: “Here am I, Lord—Thine! Keep me in the way Thou would have me go, rather than in that I might choose.”     2540-1


Q: As has been indicated…money is the root cause of the general economic unbalance of our country. Will you give specifically the reasons for this statement and the approach that can be made toward correction of the money order as operated today? A: Fear on the part of those who control or direct the investing of capital into channels that give the greater outlet of their characters of outlet. As to how this may be corrected—it is only through patience, persistence, and a return to the trust in God, and not in the power or the might of self.     3976-24


Remember, my children, it is the fear of the material conditions that wrecks the material body. It is the fear of this or that, that prevents a channel from making for the greater supply.     254-85

My first experience with the laws occurred before I had conscious knowledge of these principles. Four years ago when I was Director of Forensics, the speech team I helped coach had won so many trophies that they were invited to attend the National Speech Championships to be held in Michigan. The team members worked very hard raising the money for each member to be able to compete. After a month of earning money in every conceivable way, there was not enough, and one student was to be left behind. I made my first economic choice involving a large donation at that time rather than see the student stay home. Soon after we won the tournament, the local chapter of an organization called the A.R.E. asked if I would coach their members in speech skills. I inquired how much they could afford to pay me and it ended up being the exact amount that I had donated to send the student to the tournament. The moment I heard the speakers from A.R.E. talking about the philosophy of Edgar Cayce and the organization, I joined the Association and have been active ever since with new rewards at every corner.

If we are feeling poor economically, then it probably stems from our failure to observe these universal laws. We must choose to begin applying ourselves in such a way as to allow God to provide us with a healing. Work, as the following individuals were told:

Know that all comes to him who puts his trust in the all-powerful influence of love and harmony, the real poem of life, and then works like thunder for same!     2337-1


Expect much, you will obtain much! Expect little, you will obtain little! Expect nothing, you will obtain nothing!     5325-1


Expect much, demand much; but when ye do, be willing to give much. For as ye give, or as ye measure to others, so is it measured to thee again. This is the spiritual law, this becomes the mental law—and the mind is the builder.     1532-1


For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much—if he lives and uses that in hand day by day shall be full to running over.     557-3

In all, the readings contain over 180 references to economic healing during times of challenge. Cayce told individuals not to lose faith in the divine, or in their own abilities and talents. He encouraged some to see the challenge as a purposeful experience that would bring them to where they really needed to be in life. He advised helping those who were less fortunate with time, money, prayer, or simply a listening ear. And he assured them that God had not forgotten their needs or remained ignorant of their challenges:

Ask and ye shall receive. Knock and it shall be opened to you …The supply will come from that storehouse that is of His building…Be thou faithful, then, guided, guarded, directed, by Him.     294-41

From Cayce’s perspective, at least, personal challenges with finances are perhaps some of the best opportunities to place more focus on spiritual practices, and reaffirm our connection to the divine.

Change, Changes, and Earth Changes

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Change, Changes, and Earth Changes
Kevin J. Todeschi

 

Today, I am more convinced than ever that many of us who are students of the Edgar Cayce readings have somehow misunderstood or misinterpreted these predictions on earth changes or that somehow those changes have become manifest at a different level.

 

Cayce’s predictions are not really about earthquakes. Instead they are about the fact that a new world is being born. The changes provide an opportunity to get our priorities back in focus. The promise of the Aquarian Age is that this refocus is indeed going to happen. Our actions and our attitudes alone will determine the course we take in order to arrive at this inevitable future. The experiences we require to get there are “changeable” – open to choice – but the destiny is not.


Somehow we’ve collectively lost track of our purpose in the earth. The changing events in our world and in our lives are to enable us to remember why we are here. If our faith is currently placed in money – our finances will be tested because we’re not in the earth for monetary gain. If we’ve put all our hopes for the future in government, then we can expect political upheavals. If we put our security exclusively on the solid ground where we live, then we may need an earthquake or a cataclysm to redirect our lives. Whatever we’ve focused on previously may be taken from us. Simply stated, the changes are the testing which will enable us to put God first in our lives.

 

Ultimately, that’s the only reason for this business of change, changes, and earth changes. Our planet is in the midst of upheavals that will enable individuals everywhere to eventually gain this realization: with God as our Creator we are all part of the same family. That understanding and experience is our collective destiny. As I reflect upon Cayce’s earth change prophecies, this is essentially the reason we are undergoing change. This is the promise of the New Age. By our thoughts and deeds as individuals, we contribute to how long it’s going to take us to get there.

 

We don’t want to fool ourselves: the geological condition of the planet makes some earth changes inevitable. In other words, there will continue to be earthquakes. But the purpose of the changes we are experiencing is not for the earth changes themselves, it is so that we will undergo personal transformation. Just as the people of Nineveh were faced with inevitable change, humanity today is in the midst of an unavoidable process. Our need to come together as one global community is greater than ever before. It is a necessary part of fulfilling our destinies as a human family; it is a necessary part of our heritage as spiritual beings manifesting in the earth.

 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

 

Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

An Explanation for Thanksgiving

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Inspiration for Thanksgiving from the Edgar Cayce Readings

 

On November 20th, 1938, Edgar Cayce was asked to give a reading for Study Group #1 on with an explanation of the true spirit of Thanksgiving. It was a challenging time, like today, and the world was filled with fear and uncertainty. Following is the text of Reading 3976-21. May it fill you with inspiration and a greater appreciation of Thanksgiving. Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving from Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.

 

Gertrude Cayce: You will give at this time information which may stimulate in the hearts and minds of those gathered here a greater appreciation of the true spirit of Thanksgiving, and which may be to all those to whom it is sent an inspiration and an explanation for Thanksgiving even in the face of personal problems and spreading world-wide fears and hatreds that seem to dominate so many minds today.

 

Edgar Cayce: Yes, we have the subject here; and many there be that appear with the desire to give their own interpretation upon such a subject. But rather would we choose--from the more universal need of those here, as well as mankind everywhere that thought, that purpose, that attribute of man's choice to show, to give thanksgiving for not only the blessings as may be the experience of many but the fuller meaning of the appreciation of Life itself and the opportunity which is offered to all through same to become more and more aware of their relationship to the Creative Force or God.

 

It is well that ye be reminded, then, of how--in those periods when there were the preparations in the lives and experiences of a peculiar people, under unusual circumstances, in extraordinary environments--they were reminded, not in their days of plenty but in the days when each day they were given only sufficient for that day, that periods were to be, should be, set aside when thanksgiving was to be a part of their activity--their remembrances for all the joys, the sorrows, the disappointments, the hopes that were and might be theirs if--if--they would but hold to those promises; relying--as it was necessary in those days, those hours, for a complete dependence--upon the bounty of a merciful Father, who had a purpose in the bringing out, in the edifying, in the directing.

 

And today, as ye look back upon those experiences, ye--too--find thyselves chosen.

 

Have ye chosen Him? For as was given then, "If ye will be my people, I will be thy God!" This is a universal experience, then. To each soul gathered here, to each soul throughout the land, to each soul as may be in all lands: "If ye will be My people, I will be thy God!"

 

Then in this land--as ye understand--when in the experiences of a handful of those seeking a place where they might worship God according to the dictates of their own conscience, the bounties of the land were in such measures as to preserve their lives--then there was the proclamation that thanksgiving must be in the mind and heart of each soul. So in this land was set the precedent that has come to mean so much that year after year thy rulers of the several States, thy director in the general, have kept, do keep that precedent.

 

Then, to all: As ye do in the spirit of true thanksgiving come to realize, as ye find in thy daily experience with thy fellow man--he that is unappreciative of opportunity, of care, of thought, of longsuffering, to thine own mind becomes very little. What, then, will ye - as servants--yea, as children of a living God, of a living promise to thee--do about such a period, such a day?

 

For the day itself is as nothing. Remember how He as the Teacher of teachers gave that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath!

 

Then remember, Thanksgiving is thy opportunity to show thy appreciation to thy friend, thy home, thy mother, thy children--yea, most of all to thy God! As it may be truly said--of all the days for man's opportunity, of man's making, of man's concern, truly Thanksgiving should be nearer and dearer to the hearts of those who are appreciative of Life and its opportunities, under any experience! For remember, it was instituted not under plenty but under needs.

 

What is the need then of man in this day of disturbed mind, of anxieties?

 

That ye may reconsecrate, rededicate - each of you - thy heart, thy body, thy purpose, to the living God! This is the message then that should be to all.

 

Let this day of Thanksgiving be not only that wherein to enjoy that which may satiate the body, that which may make for the gratifying of appetites of the body, but that day when each of you may give thanks to God for being alive--with the opportunities to raise thy voice in prayer, in praise, in thanksgiving for the love He hath shown, that He showers upon thee day by day!

 

And as ye do this--in the spirit of love, in the spirit of truth, of patience, of longsuffering--ye will receive that awareness of His closeness to thee. And this will bring you to the greater knowledge, the greater understanding of what He would have thee do.Let thy life, thy experience then, be not without purpose.

 

What do ye then purpose to do with His promises to thee?

 

In this land ye may give praise for freedom of speech, for the opportunities to raise thy voice in whatever way and manner ye choose. For know, as He taught, the principles of life are that as ye do unto the least of thy brethren ye do unto thy Maker. Then, as ye give thanks, as ye give praise to thy friends for kindnesses, for gentlenesses, for those things that make thy experience more bearable in a cruel world--under circumstances oft where a troubled heart is made lighter--how much greater in this day, then, that is set aside by thy laws, by the judgments of thy governors and of thy president--how much more ye would give thanks to God!

 

For it is in Him indeed that ye live, that ye move and have thy being. Let thy heart then be glad. And as has been indicated, let each raise his voice in thanksgiving for all that has, that may come to pass in the experience of each soul that prays, "Thy will, O God, be done in me--now. Not as I will, but as Thou would have me go." 

 

Pray that peace may be in the minds and hearts of those who direct the destiny of the many, throughout the world. For they are not in power of themselves, but that ye--too--may learn a lesson to do, and to seek to do, the will of thy Father; and not to do that which is IN direct contradiction to that of praise to thy Lord, thy God.

 

Keep then that Day in praise, in thanksgiving, in such ways, such a manner that ye show to thy conscience that what ye worship as thy God is aware of thy appreciation of life!

 

We are through.

 

 

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Cayce’s Oil Well Predictions

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The Continuing Search for Edgar Cayce’s Mother Pool
by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

Article onCayce In Venture InwardIn my biography of Edgar Cayce, and in two previous articles for Venture Inward, my wife and I wrote at length about Edgar Cayce’s search for the Mother Pool, an enormous untapped sea of oil which was identified in the readings as being located in the vicinity of San Saba, Texas. Edgar and various partners, on a few occasions in the 1920s, undertook to find this oil with the goal of raising funds to build a hospital where patients could go to receive Cayce health treatments. Due to various forms of sabotage and insufficient funds, Edgar Cayce and his partners were never able to reach the Mother Pool. After Cayce’s death, numerous attempts were made to follow in his footsteps without the benefit of personal readings by Cayce.


The decision to try to use the Cayce trance readings to find the legendary Mother Pool was a bold and risky move. Cayce himself was well aware of not only the potential good that might come from such an endeavor, but also the risk. Over the course of his career, Cayce offered both advice and caution to those who would follow in his footsteps. Before even giving his first oil reading in 1919, he consulted the source about the morality and ethics of using psychic information to find oil, natural gas, and minerals. After all, experience had taught him that giving certain types of non-medical readings didn’t generate much long-term good, and could actually be quite harmful to not just himself but those who obtained them. Using psychic power to gamble at the race track or poker tables amounted to taking an unfair advantage over others. The same could be said for using psychic power to locate buried treasure. Hidden gold or other valuables didn’t necessarily belong to the person or people who went seeking it. The source, however, reassured Cayce that using the readings to help people find oil and natural gas could be a good thing. Petroleum, or riches from the earth, belonged to the people who owned the land it could be found on. Nothing was wrong with the notion of helping people—for a fee or percentage—to locate it, just as Edgar’s grandfather, a douser, had used his talents to help farmers find water.


Over the years, Cayce went on to give several hundred oil readings, many of which survive in the Cayce vault at A.R.E. headquarters, and many others which have been lost. The first requests came from people and companies looking for help drilling their own wells. The fantastic success that came from giving these early oil readings—several notable individuals became millionaires and one became a multi-millionaire—inspired Cayce to join friends and family to create his own oil prospecting partnership. Its purpose, from Cayce’s point of view, was to generate income to build a hospital where the readings could be used to heal the sick and help build a community that could, as he said, “Manifest the Love of God and Man.”


Oil rig blogWith this in mind, the Cayce Petroleum Company drilled at least two wells in central Texas in 1921, leased thousands of acres where he intended to drill, and gave readings on many different locations where earlier readings indicated oil could be found. But by 1924, Cayce had all but abandoned his dream of funding a hospital with revenue from oil prospecting. Time had proven that the Cayce readings seemed to help others in their search for oil, but while they pinpointed oil for Cayce, he and his partners could not seem to get to it and bring it to the surface. In several instances, his company was underfunded. At other times, outside interests resorted to devious means to undermine his work. Hugh Lynn Cayce often told the story of how one oil driller hired by Cayce dropped a tomb stone into a well shaft to make it look as if he had fulfilled his contract by drilling “down to the granite.” There was also suspicion that the sabotage occurred so that the Cayce leases and money to renew them would run out before they struck oil, and then the saboteurs could step in and find the oil for themselves. This may be one reason that in trance, Cayce instructed them to purchase 99 year leases, one of several suggestions that were ignored. On a more spiritual level, what may also have been true, however, was that Cayce and his partners did not share a psychic “accord” which the readings said was necessary if success was to be realized on a material level.


Oliman with A Search for GodOilman and one-time Cayce partner Curtis Willmott, perhaps more than anyone connected to Cayce’s oil ventures, understood this principal in both the abstract and literal sense. “All hands,” he told Edgar, “have to be pulling together with a common purpose.” Moreover, their common purpose couldn’t be the desire for riches, but “God’s purpose,” or the “First Purpose.” As Edgar himself later acknowledged: “There are cosmic or...[Divine] laws just as we have a penal law. [Treasure hunters must give up the idea of finding great wealth until] each one has come to the consciousness of making himself right with the Creative Forces”—a provision repeated many more times in the readings in years to come. The moment the “material” side of life takes over from the spiritual,” the source admonished, “conditions are materially turned,” and the seekers will lose, and literally become the enemy of one another.


The HatalasOver the last several years, interested Cayce followers have been drawn together to support the search which initially began with David Mangum (a member of A.R.E. Houston) with the help of his son, Darin, who were subsequently joined by a Canadian and US based oil company, Integrative Energy (IE). IE, whose principal Rick Hatala is a long time member of the A.R.E, has been overseeing the project with the help and support of a small, highly dedicated management team and staff, board of directors, and board of advisors. Among the company’s unique features is their intention that profits are not only to be shared by the investors, but also to be used to develop clean alternative and new energy sources, provide education in the form of an Integrative Leadership & Learning Center, and to help fund Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (the A.R.E.).


Using the Cayce readings to locate the correct drilling location and obtaining the necessary leases to drill on property identified in the readings has turned out to be a daunting task with many internal and external conflicts that were resolved by adhering and acting in accord with universal principles of relationship. In Integrative Energy’s most recent drilling attempt last August, several locations where Cayce had previously drilled had been identified, but the specific leases that Cayce Petroleum drilled on in the 1920’s, could not be acquired. The company then relied on leading edge technologies to find nearby locations that might contain geological fractures which would, IE believed, connect them to the same Mother Pool discussed in the readings. Although in their first attempt they found oil, it was not in commercial quantities.


The lessons learned from the most recent drilling attempts has resulted in the team going back to conduct research in old land files, maps, the Cayce readings, and many other sources. The goal was to identify a new location—one more directly linked to where the readings indicated oil would be found. They now believe they may have identified several locations recommended by the readings, and are in the process of obtaining any leases on locations they don’t already have. This next well will be funded jointly by Integrative Energy and investors buying an interest in the Cayce well itself, with a continuing interest held by past IE investors.


If you would like to learn more about Edgar Cayce’s oil years, you can download a free copy of our booklet, “Riches from the Earth,” at www.integrativeenergyusa.com/cayce.


As both investors, and supporters of the Cayce work, my wife Nancy and I are waiting in earnest for drilling to begin again. We desire, like so many Cayce supporters, to see the readings once again be proven out and the Cayce legacy strengthened, and to see profits from oil go, perhaps for the first time, to a community that will use them for the betterment of mankind.


Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
Author of Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet 

When Will the Changes Occur?

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When Will the Changes Occur?
Kevin J. Todeschi

 

We have become so accustomed to change that we no longer recognize it when it happens. Ours is the age of the worldwide web, interactive social networks, and virtual reality. We possess the ability to find the answer to virtually any question at the touch of a button. Our grocery store checkout lines read prices with lasers, we don’t have to even leave our home to buy virtually any product or service online, and all 14,000 Edgar Cayce readings are available instantaneously on the worldwide web. Whether in medicine, relationships, technology, ecological-awareness, or internationalism, the earth today is very different than it was even 10-15 years ago.

 


There are wars and rumors of war broadcast around the globe in the blink of an eye. We hear of floods and famine and hate-crimes as they occur; and a day doesn’t pass when we don’t see renewed evidence of gang-wars or drugs or our inhumanity to one another. But all of this information has become so common that we may often simply shrug our shoulders, change the channel, or turn the page. In many places, the world has become more fractured than ever before, as politics, race, sexuality, culture and especially religion divide us. Countless thousands of individuals have been killed, are dying, or have given up all sense of hope. The dis-eases of our time have crippled bodies, tortured minds, or imprisoned souls. And yet, in spite of the fact that change is all about us, some of us continue to wait for the Big One as evidence of “changing times.”

 


On a more positive front, our age of change has also had more life-affirming ramifications. Many events have been hope-renewing: the collapse of Communism, the formation of the European Economic Community, a renewed sense of hope in solving such issues as the oil crisis, the healthcare crisis, and the ever-growing awareness that we must bind together as one planet to heal the ecological world we call home. There has even been a renewed sense of faith in God for hundreds of thousands. We are now allies and friends with those we once fought. We have the technology and the desire to bind together in the face of natural or man-made disaster, helping those who have been impacted with food lifts, medical supplies, and restoring hope.

 


Many changes are underway that seem to suggest our potential unity as one human family. Actually, more than anything else this is what the Cayce readings suggest is at the heart of our collective future.

 

 

 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

  

 

Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

Clearing Items of Negative Energy

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Clearing Items of Negative Energy - Part 1

 

By Tina Erwin

Tina ErwinYou often hear someone discuss the fact that they can feel energy. Sometimes, a very sensitive person may become uncomfortable in an antique store, sensing the various energy signatures [vibrations] coming from everything from the silverware to the furniture. Perhaps what they are feeling is predecessor energy. This is the energy that has been imbedded in an item that was owned by another person. Some people love how old antique furniture feels, others find it quite uncomfortable.

 


Other people can become exceptionally uncomfortable in homes were someone died a violent death, there was terrible fighting as a precursor to a divorce or terrible physical, mental, emotional or spiritual abuse took place over a long period of time. Those sensitive people probably will not be able to purchase a house like this unless they use the tools provided below, to actually clear that terrible energy and heal that house. Other people will not specifically feel it, but will find themselves affected by this powerful predecessor energy.

 


Can predecessor energy affect you? Absolutely, of course the energy of other people can affect you. The classic example is the person who buys a house and feels like it is haunted, as if something happened in those rooms that cannot be explained. He or she can feel it. Ask any seasoned real estate agent and he or she will tell you that the darkness that exists in some homes can definitely be felt. One agent would not stay inside a listed home during an open house because it felt so haunted to her.

 

Some people love antique jewelry, they love the design, the old fashioned jewels and the fact that each piece is unique. Great, but what if the previous owner of that jewelry was murdered, or died a tragic death, or was wearing it when something terrible happened to them? What if they wore it while several things happened to them? What if the memory of the difficulties of that person’s life was so great that even family members did not want to own it? That is precisely why it ended on consignment with a fine jeweler, so that it could be sold to someone else.

 


You enter the shop and see this lovely bracelet, or ring or pendant. It looks so lovely on you that you purchase it. Probably, you never even washed it in warm soapy water before you used it. The jeweler may have brightened up the gold and the stones and that would have been it. Over time, as you wear it occasionally, you do not notice that various difficulties begin to happen to you while you are wearing that piece of jewelry. You may or may not ever make the connection between the piece of jewelry and your difficulties. This happened to a lady who purchased a gorgeous emerald and diamond ring. It took 10 years to figure out how toxic that ring had become for her.

 


You buy a piece of furniture from someone who lost everything they owned because they went bankrupt. You get a really good deal. You never notice that from that day forward, you have increasing difficulties financially. Probably, you would not have ‘washed’ the furniture or desk, or chair, or energetically cleaned it in any way.

 


This can happen to cars as well. All kinds of things happen to cars and happen inside cars. Get a feel for the car on every level before you purchase it and then work on cleaning that vehicle physically and energetically. Millions of people inherit things from positive and negative family members. People buy used items and people buy items made from recycled things. The issue of clearing any item of negative energy is exceptionally important. This is not to make anyone feel paranoid, but you wash your hands, your food and your body because of the negativity you pick up in one day of living. Imagine what a piece of jewelry, furniture, car or house would have picked up in decades of use. When do these things get really, really cleaned physically and spiritually?

 


The next question is, how do you clean items as large as a house or as tiny as a ring? Part 2 will address this important question.

 


Tina D. Erwin, CDR, USN, Ret, has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Her most recent book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief , offers hope and help when facing a loss. Erwin currently writes a weekly column on metaphysics called Light Times. 

 

 

 

Earth Changes - Are Psychic Predictions Unavoidable?

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Earth Changes

 

Are Psychic Predictions Unavoidable?

By Kevin J. Todeschi

 


One challenge that arises when working with psychic predictions is that they are completely subject to the activities and the free will of those individuals about whom the “prophecy” is foretold. This means that a psychic can make predictions based only upon current events and “thought-forms.” These thoughts and events are then projected onto a future time-line, enabling an effective psychic to “see” the result.

However, because of the very nature of predictions, they are not set in stone, nor are they necessarily unavoidable. When enough individuals combine, utilizing their free will in a positive direction, the potential future “seen” by the psychic is altered. An excellent example of this is the Old Testament story of Jonah. He foresaw the destruction of Nineveh because of the people’s own negative thoughts and deeds. God Himself was not going to destroy the city, rather it was the people themselves who were bringing about a destruction based upon their own selfishness and acts of hate toward one another. In order to help the people, Jonah predicted the city’s downfall. As a result, the people banded together, changed their thoughts and actions, and – through the use of unified free will – altered their foreseen future in less than forty days! The destruction never came, and Nineveh was saved.

We might even say that the people of Nineveh were “destined” to undergo profound personal changes that would give them a greater opportunity to fulfill God’s Will for their lives. It was not that the destruction of the city was inevitable; instead, it was that collective transformation of the citizens was inevitable one way or another. Through the use of free will, the people were able to decide for themselves how their personal change was to be brought about. The people transformed themselves and, in turn, the city, rather than having external events in the city force them to undergo personal change.

One of the most interesting dynamics of people working together is that they can raise the “vibration” of energy and thought to a higher level. Simply stated, this means that literal physical earth changes seen decades ago by Edgar Cayce could now be changes that will occur on a different level. Certainly, some earthquakes will continue to occur as part of the natural physical evolution of the planet. But potentially even more influential changes could come from world-wide political turmoil, economic challenges, wars, and many more “upheavals” that are not necessarily geological in nature. In fact, one of the earth change readings states that the exact nature of what’s coming is yet to be shaped: “As to the changes that are coming...these will, as indicated, depend upon what individuals and groups do about what they know respecting His will, His purpose with man.” (reading #1602-6).

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

  

 

Beneath the Pyramids

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Beneath the Pyramids

By Andrew Collins

In March 2008 we went on to the Giza plateau and located the entrance to a previously unrecorded cave underworld, entered via an overlooked tomb some distance due west of the Great Pyramid. This find was achieved after piecing together clues left in the 200-year-old memoirs of a nineteenth century British diplomat and explorer named Henry Salt. He recorded how in 1817 he and Italian explorer Giovanni Caviglia entered and explored “catacombs” at Giza for a distance of “several hundred yards” before coming upon spacious chambers and “labyrinthick” passages that penetrated the darkness still further.


Underlying geology hints that this cave system might extend beneath the second Pyramid and link with a whole network of cave tunnels, compartments, and chambers existing all the way down to the Sphinx on the eastern edge of the plateau.


Andrew Collins120x98The existence of the cave tunnels argue that ancient Egyptian mythology is based on truth. Ancient funerary and creation texts speak of the existence in the vicinity of Giza, ancient Rostau, of just such a cave underworld--one through which the soul of the pharaoh had to pass in order to achieve rebirth among the stars. Thus the pyramids were very likely built where they were because of the known presence beneath the plateau of this cave underworld. The pyramid’s cave-like passages enabled symbolic access to this underground realm, where the soul of the pharaoh, in its role as Osiris, was expected to achieve transformation within a mystical chamber known as the Shetayet, quite literally the “Tomb or God,” called also the Duat n Ba, or “Underworld of the Soul.” This deep structure was thought to exist somewhere in the vicinity of Giza, in what was known as the Duat of Memphis or Duat of Rostau.


Beyond this is the politics and intrigue surrounding the cave discoveries. How were amateurs like us able to make such finds? Why have the caves existence been denied by Egypt’s head Egyptologist? Why has their di  scovery stirred up so much interest worldwide? The clue is that they help fulfill age-old, and more recent, prophecies surrounding the imminent discovery of just such a cave complex at Giza--one that might well provide undeniable evidence of early human activity on the plateau that goes back beyond even the age of the pharaohs.


The book is published by 4th Dimension Press, an imprint of The ARE Press, Virginia Beach, VA and is available at ARECatalog.com .

© Andrew Collins, 2009

What Did Edgar Cayce Really Say About Earth Changes?

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What Did Edgar Cayce Really Say
About Earth Changes?
Kevin J. Todeschi

 

Because I had originally been so concerned with Cayce’s earth change predictions, I was surprised when I eventually counted them for myself. Less than twenty of the readings even discuss physical earth changes! Some of these readings suggest that the entire planet can expect major earthquakes and inundations before the turn of the century. A few, given concerning the period 1932-1936 are especially fatalistic. Oftentimes, they are the very readings that have been quoted out of context or have proven to be inaccurate. Just one example is the frequently quoted reading which states, “The earth will be broken up in many places. The early portion will see a change in the physical aspect of the west coast of America...” (3976-15) This reading was even quoted in A.R.E.’s long-running “Introductory Film” (1975-1993). But the question to which Cayce was actually responding dealt with the changes to be expected in 1934!

 


The readings also pinpointed 1936 as a year of major change. However, the readings suggested that the change would entail “the breaking up of many POWERS” in terms of “world affairs.” The irony of this date is that 1936 did mark the outbreak of civil war in Spain, Chiang Kai-shek’s declaration of war on Japan, and Hitler’s reoccupation of the Rhineland – an event which many pinpoint as the impetus for the eventual outbreak of World War II. Rather than earthquakes, the changes expressed themselves in the affairs of humankind through the outbreak of war.

 


For the most part, Cayce’s perspective of future events is positive. A number of readings suggest that the changes will be gradual not cataclysmic, resulting in the dawning of a “New Age” of hope and community for all of humankind. The readings also saw the period between 1958-1998 as one of great global transformation – changes that would enable us to move from the vibrational consciousness of the Piscean Age into that of the Aquarian.

 


However, to be true to some individuals’ interpretations of the Cayce material, I must add there are a number of readings which suggest that the earth would receive major physical changes before 1998, with a shifting of the poles between 1998-2001. Undoubtedly, changes of this magnitude would have had catastrophic effects upon all of humankind, most likely destroying civilization as we know it. These external events would so alter the lives of any survivors that the only way remaining for them to turn would be to place all of their faith in God. Since several readings are fairly insistent that the changes will occur and they haven’t, should we expect the worst for some time in our history or should we assume that Cayce was wrong?

 

 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

 

 


Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

The Reincarnation of James Huston

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The Reincarnation of James Huston

Kevin J. Todeschi


I could not begin to count the number of times over the years I have heard stories about young people with seeming psychological traumas (including innate fears and reoccurring nightmares) that to students of the Edgar Cayce materials would appear to be reincarnation based. Unfortunately, almost without exception, these young people are simply treated with medications and psychotherapy in an effort to stop “the problem.” Because an understanding of reincarnation and the way in which memory transfers from one incarnation to the next has yet to enter into our mainstream worldview there has not been an openness to look at these issues from the perspective of the soul rather than simply from the perspective of the mind. That is until now. The story of downed World War II pilot James Huston reincarnating in our contemporary time as James Leininger may do much to change the way in which parents and health care providers look at fear, reoccurring nightmares, and the journey of the soul.


Book: Soul Survivor Recounted in Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot  is the story of two-year-old James Leininger who began having repetitive and horrific nightmares about a man who was stuck in a plane that was on fire, crashing toward the water. He began drawing pictures of the scene – an event that shaped many of his waking thoughts. He told his parents that the man had been shot down. When they asked by whom, the child appeared stunned by their ignorance and replied, “The Japanese.” The child stated that he had been the man in the plane and provided extensive details about the man, his name, James Huston, the ship he was from and the individuals who had served with him. In time, his parents tracked down both family and surviving servicemen who had known James Huston, and little James Leininger provided specific information that could have only been known by Huston. The Japanese even invited young Leininger to return to the place where his planned had been downed more than 60 years ago. The impressiveness of the tale has caused the Leininger story to be picked up by media throughout the country, from ABC’s Primetime to Fox News.


For me, the story of James Leininger is a refreshing reminder that we are eternal spiritual beings having ongoing physical experiences in a process of personal growth and enlightenment. There is no doubt in my mind that stories like this will become more commonplace and more accepted, for we are on the verge of a global shift in perception and consciousness – a shift that will lead us to truly understand our connection to one another and our relationship with the Divine. After all, when the workings of reincarnation became the worldview then all the things that divide us – whether religion, or power, or ideology or differences of any kind – will simply fade away.

 

Meet Bruce Leininger at the A.R.E. Headquarters Conference  Courageous Souls: Reconnecting with Your Past Lives, Soul Groups, and Soul Purpose, February 19-21, 2010.

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and Edgar Cayce’s Insights

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Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and Edgar Cayce’s Insights

By John Van Auken


Get ready for another fast-paced, action-packed thriller with Tom Hanks as Harvard professor Robert Langdon searching to break the mysterious code of arcane symbols to discover the secret that will end the horror! Actually, in this latest thriller, professor Langdon is looking for a pyramid that contains the key to turning men into gods. Langdon is driven into this dark world to save his mentor, Peter Solomon, the kidnapped and mutilated CEO of the Smithsonian Institution (and an obvious pointer to Solomon’s Temple and the Masons). Anticipating huge demand, Doubleday printed 6.5 million copies of Dan Brown’s latest book, The Lost Symbol! (There are 81 million copies of The Da Vinci Code in print!)


In this newest mystery-thriller, Brown reveals what many have surmised, that Washington, D.C., was laid out according to a secret geometric code designed by the Freemasons, those most secretive, underground rulers of nations. Tradition holds that the men who built Solomon’s Temple founded Freemasonry and that many of the Founding Fathers of the United States were indeed Freemasons. Of the 56 persons who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1778, 15 of them were Masons. Of the 39 signers of the United States Constitution, 28 were high degree Masons. Fourteen presidents were openly Freemasons; nine more have been suspected of being Masons.


Key among Washington’s designers was Thomas Jefferson, who developed initial plans and modified the final plans for the capital district of the new nation—despite the hiring of Pierre L’Enfant as the primary architect. Jefferson, along with many of the Founding Fathers, incorporated the secret symbolism of Freemasonry into the new nation’s icons, notably the Great Seal of the nation—both sides of which appear on the one-dollar bill.

Great Seal USAEagle - Great Seal USA


Annuit Coeptis means “Announcing the birth of,” and Novus Ordo Seclorum means “New World Order,” thus it says, “Announcing the Birth of the New World Order.” The date in Roman numerals is 1776. The Latin E Pluribus Unum means “Out of Many, One.”


In one of Edgar Cayce’s famous past-life readings (1208-1), he identified Thomas Jefferson as the reincarnation of another nation builder who also built an enormous library: Alexander the Great, who built the renowned library of Alexandria, Egypt. Curiously, in 1814, when the first U.S. Library of Congress burned down, as had the great library in Alexandria, it was Thomas Jefferson’s library that replaced the lost Library of Congress.


Cayce also said, “Americanism, 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 it will be the basis upon which the new order of peace is to be established.... When these things are considered, then, it is self-evident that individuals should be up and doing.” (1152-11)


What are some of the mottos and codes of the Masonic order? Dan Brown’s book focuses on the Scottish Rite Masonry, putting its seal on the front cover of his book.Seal of Lost Symbol In this we see the number 33, which is the highest degree awarded in the Scottish Rite; the double-headed eagle, which symbolizes East and West united; and the words Ordo ab chao, which means “Order from chaos.” Freemasonry espouses the values of brotherly love, relief (i.e., charity), and truth (i.e., good morals). The masonry part comes from the idea that, by applying in our lives the precepts of ancient master builders, we can all benefit—of course, those precepts are proprietary Masonic knowledge. Freemasonry believes in a Creative Principle, or force, from which everything emanates. The Freemasons use architectural symbolism to explain life.


One of their principal symbols is the square and architect’s compass, tools of the trade of masons.Masonic Symbol As measuring instruments, the tools represent judgment and discernment. The compass, which is used to draw circles, represents the realm of the spiritual and eternity. It is symbolic of the defining and limiting principle, and also of infinite boundaries—the Kabbalah’s orbs on the Tree of Life. The square measures the angle, the symbol of earth and the realm of the material. The square represents fairness, balance, firmness, and the like, which is reflected in phrases such as "on the square" and "squared away." Something that is squared is something that is stable, a foundation for building upon. The square represents matter, and the architect’s compass symbolizes the spirit or mind. The architect’s compass straddles the square, representing the interdependence of the two. In the space between them, there is optionally placed a blazing star or other symbol of Light, representing truth or knowledge. Alternatively, there is often a letter G, said to represent God and/or Sacred Geometry.


George Washington Symbol

In Dan Brown’s new book, the Washington Monument is at the center of the secret geometric grid, and its cap contains the lost secret! George Washington was a strong Mason, and inside the entrance to his monument, just about his image, is the Egyptian Winged Orb of God Consciousness, with two cobras, symbolizing the kundalini energy, or élan vital, and a five-pointed star, representing the five senses and appendages of the body.


Dan Brown’s premise that Washington, D.C. was secretly arranged according to a Masonic pattern will be a surprise to those living in Sandusky, Ohio, because, according to their town’s records, Hector Kilbourne, first “Worshipful Master” of the Sandusky Masonic Lodge, laid out the grid for the downtown of Sandusky, Ohio, in 1818, as the only city in the world originally laid out on Masonic symbols.


Cayce’s readings say, “Washington is and will be the center of the world. From those environs must go much that will rule or direct the thoughts of men of the world, everywhere.” (3003-1)


DC Layout


Here is the supposed layout of Washington. The triple Tau is the “Sacred Name” expressing the Trinity of the Divine and is secretly used in Masonic rites and design. The Grand Commander of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Albert Pike, wrote: “The triple Tau, in the center of a circle and a triangle (see illustration) typifies the Sacred Name; and represents the Sacred Triad of the Creating, Preserving, and Destroying Powers [Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the latter is the destroyer of illusions); as well as the three great lights of Masonry: Wisdom, Strength, and Harmony.”


Triple TauAccording to The Lost Symbol, the Masons also hid lost words of great power inside their secret grid. The evil one in this book is a bodybuilder, covered from head to toe in occult tattoos, who nicknames himself Mal’akh (Moloch), after one of the devils in Paradise Lost. He is determined to possess that magic word. Remember, Dan Brown writes entertaining fiction, no matter how much he makes it sound like fact!

Ancient Mysteries and MysteryQuest

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Ancient Mysteries and MysteryQuest

 

by Alison Ray

 


It was the Ancient Mysteries aspect of Edgar Cayce’s readings that actually brought me to the A.R.E. and eventually to Virginia Beach so that I could attend the annual Ancient Mysteries Conference and learn more about the latest developments in the search for Atlantis and Edgar Cayce’s lost Hall of Records.

 


Two of my favorite experts on the subject are Greg and Lora Little. Well known for their books Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis  and Secrets of the Ancient World, both authors are extensively involved in the ongoing search for the Hall of Records.

 


They are going to be guests in two episodes of a new show on the History Channel. Each episode of “MysteryQuest” features expeditions to remote locations with experts in science and technology to find new clues about a single mystery. The Littles will be featured on the “The Devil’s Triangle” episode that premiers Wednesday, September 23 at 9 p.m. (ET) about the unexplained mysteries in the Bermuda Triangle.

 


They will also be featured on a “MysteryQuest” episode entitled “Atlantis” which debuts on Wednesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. (ET). This show will include some close-up, high definition film of the rectangular structures found near Bimini in about 110-feet of water. The episode is expected to include some of Edgar Cayce's reading about the Hall of Records near the Bahamas.

 


There will be a show on National Geographic on December 9 at 1p.m. (ET) called "The Truth About the Bermuda Triangle" which will show some of the planes found by the Littles.

 


As a featured speaker at this year’s Ancient Mysteries Conference, Dr. Lora Little will share the latest archaeology researcher on the recent search for Atlantis in Bimini, Andros, and the Bahamas. The presentation features intriguing news and images of the newly discovered underwater formations. This year’s conference, Light from the Secret Chambers: New Discoveries in Egypt, Atlantis, and the Cosmos, is scheduled for October 8 to 11, at A.R.E.’s Virginia Beach headquarters.

 


Members of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. can watch an update with the latest news on the search in Bimini presented by John Van Auken last month in the member-only section.

 


Harmonic Convergence and Earthquakes Part 2

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Harmonic Convergence and
Earthquakes Part 2

 


Kevin J. Todeschi

 

New Age catastrophe advocates received a new date to consider when new psychic predictions announced that January 11, 1992 would herald in the dawning of personal enlightenment. Although this prophecy (dubbed “11:11” because of numerological factors) did not necessarily suggest there would be earth changes – resembling instead the vibrational activities of the Harmonic Convergence – many believed that some type of physical change would occur nonetheless.

 


Beginning in the winter/spring of 1993, my office was inundated with phone calls regarding the latest prediction that the California quake would inevitably occur on or before May 9, 1993. The prediction received only minor media attention but the number of metaphysically-oriented individuals familiar with the claim was astounding. In March, I had a verbal argument with one man who was very angry that A.R.E. wasn’t “broadcasting” the information about the quake, allowing individuals to “get out” and therefore save themselves. Finally, when it became clear that we were finding no point of agreement, I suggested that the person call me back on May 10. The call never came.

 


For decades, much hype surrounded the year 1998 as being very significant. In fact, for years many speakers affiliated with the Cayce work seemed to imply that something physical would definitely happen between 1958 and 1998 – a forty-year period which the Cayce readings saw as being extremely significant. I remember stating in my own lectures that I would be glad when December 31, 1998 finally passed so that people could get over their earthquake fascination – I was naïve in my estimation. The year 2000 only bought with it more potential prophecies and now the year 2012 is lining up to be even more anticipatory for the earth change enthusiasts.

 


What if we are all looking at this material wrong? What if we really need to understand that the changes have already occurred? What if we need to get on with our lives, and our real mission of transforming the earth?

 


 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

  

 

Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

 

 

Harmonic Convergence and Earthquakes Part 1

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Harmonic Convergence and
Earthquakes Part 1

 

Kevin J. Todeschi

 

By the time of the “Harmonic Convergence” in 1987 my understanding of the “changes” had undergone some major re-clarification. When calls came in from individuals who were convinced that the “Quake-to-End-All-Quakes” was coming, part of our conversation always included this suggestion from me: the subconscious mind would use whatever it took to bring about a personal transformation – even fear of earth changes. If the individual felt that he or she was being guided at a soul level to relocate, it wasn’t simply to escape from “disaster.” The person was also being prompted to make some personal changes.

 


During the brief media blitz of the Harmonic Convergence, a few New Age organizations predicted that the dates August 16 and 17, 1987, would culminate in major geological change. When A.R.E. was contacted a number of times by representatives of the local media for interviews on the subject, I repeatedly suggested that the shift was “vibrational and consciousness-oriented” and that people should not expect physical calamity to certify the happening. But with only one exception, the local newspapers were not interested in what we had to say, turning instead to others with more sensational interpretations.)

 


The next big expectation for The Quake focused on May 10, 1988. Based primarily upon a number of individuals’ interpretations of the prophecies of Nostradamus, the Big One was pinpointed (even down to the hour!) for May 10, 1988 at 12 noon. That date was also indicated by the interpretation of a number of Indian prophecies. A.R.E. announced the date and time as a possibility in two of its membership publications (A.R.E. Journal, July 1980, and Venture Inward magazine, May/June 1988). The date came and went without incident.

 


In October 1989, the San Francisco Bay area earthquake of 7.1 on the Richter scale caused many individuals to believe that the series of “cataclysmic quakes” were finally upon us. However, it was not the case. Nevertheless, the tragedy did result in many individuals remembering their concern that the Big One was just around the corner.

 


A minor media sensation occurred when the Browning Report(1989) predicted a major quake of magnitude 8 for New Madrid, Missouri, for December 1990. Although newspapers carried the information, videos were created and sold on the topic, and perhaps as many as a hundred people called A.R.E. for advice, nothing happened. The report was soon forgotten.

 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

 

Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

 

Ghost Hunting at Excalibur in Chicago

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Ghost Hunting at Excalibur in Chicago

Alison Ray

I have gone on several excursions in an attempt to experience and document the paranormal. One of the most interesting excursions was to Excalibur, a night club in Chicago. The location was a makeshift morgue following a disaster in the river in 1915, and many people have reported experiences that they were unable to explain.


When explaining how spirit communications occur, Edgar Cayce offered the following, “When the body (material) attunes self to that plane … those of the astral plane may communicate, in thought, in power, in form.”(Edgar Cayce reading 5756-4). He went on to explain in the same reading that the information provided was, “Always true, so far as the individual has brought self into that attunement as is necessary for the perfect understanding of same.”


We used tools such as an Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF) meter, which measures electrical output to identify locations where there may be a spirit. Many believe that sudden, unexplained spikes on the EMF are the result of the energy of a spirit manifesting. We also used a digital thermometer, as sudden drops in temperature may be a result of an entity pulling energy toward itself while attempting to manifest.


I like to use dowsing rods as a means of communication, once a possible spirit is identified. I generally begin by asking the spirit to cross the rods to let us know that they desire to interact with us. Later repeating this question and then asking the spirit to uncross the rods helps to validate the interaction. Working with a spirit, one person asks a question and follows slowly with a number of possible answers. We request that the spirit cross the rods at the point in which we have the correct answer. At the visit to Excalibur, I held the rods so that I could be certain there was no manipulation of the answers.


During our experience, we spent some time in dialogue with a woman who had drowned in the early 1940s. She told us that she did not want to leave the location, as she wanted to stay there and wait for her family to join her. It takes a long time to ask questions, and even longer to wait for the answers. But we enjoyed learning about her life and why she remained there.


Edgar Cayce offered the following insight into why these communications occur, “… these as we have given here are set forth that those who would study may have the basis of an understanding that will give each and everyone that knowledge that the physical world, and the cosmic world, or the astral world, are one …” ( 5756-4).

Our Fascination with Cataclysmic Change

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Our Fascination with Cataclysmic Change

 

Kevin J. Todeschi

 

In 1974 I began my involvement with the Edgar Cayce material. In that same year I became convinced that I needed to be living and working in Virginia Beach, Virginia, no later than December 31, 1982. My justification for moving within that time-frame was what I thought at the time were Cayce’s earth change prophecies coupled with an astronomer’s prediction of “the Jupiter Effect” – a planetary alignment that was expected to place excessive strain on continental-plates and fault-lines already stressed to the breaking point.

 


During the eight years between 1974 and 1982, I became focused on “when and how” I would finally make the move from Colorado to the beach. My friends and family became confused, concerned, even frustrated about my complete determination. But there was no convincing me otherwise; I had to get to Virginia Beach. My conviction about the impending “Big One” was so complete that I remember telling a number of individuals that a car I had purchased in 1980 would be “my last car” since the world as we knew it would soon cease to exist. (I have replaced my automobile many times since then.)

 


I made several visits to Virginia Beach before the actual move. I even made an aborted “move” to the area for a brief two months in 1980. Finally I achieved my goal within the self-imposed time-constraints and landed at the Norfolk, Virginia airport on December 26, 1982. I started work as a member of the A.R.E. staff the very next day.

 


Shortly after I joined the staff, I began talking with people on the phone about their own “sense of urgency” in regards to the impending disasters. At the time I was eager to send out as many “Moving to Virginia Beach” packets as were requested. I (like many others) was still convinced that the “Big One” was just around the corner. Even though the long-awaited Jupiter Effect had come and gone – without apparent physical happening – I just knew the time was short. Since then I have come to recognize this feeling of urgency to be more of a call-to-change rather than a call-to-move.

 


For the next several years I continued to be convinced that the quakes were coming. In time, however, I began to grow frustrated by the number of people who were not only convinced that the era of the big quakes was upon us, but who also seemed to be looking forward to them. In fact, I was surprised at how many of us involved in this type of work were eagerly waiting for God to somehow “wipe the slate clean” so that we could just simply start all over.

 

 

 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

  

 

Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

 

Edgar Cayce on Earth Changes

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Edgar Cayce on Earth Changes
Kevin J. Todeschi

 

Over the years I have spoken to literally hundreds of individuals who were concerned about forthcoming earthquakes, the Big Quake, or “safety lands” – areas of the world that might somehow be free from geological disaster. I have been amazed at how many people seem to be familiar with Cayce’s “predictions” (at least with what they believe to be his predictions) while at the same time being unaware about much of the rest of his work. In fact, the number of individuals who can cite such “facts” as California and/or Japan sliding off into the ocean, Europe disappearing in the twinkling of an eye, a shifting of the poles, or the Great Lakes emptying into the Gulf of Mexico is absolutely mind- boggling!

 


Even among those individuals who state they have read books about Cayce, there is often little or no familiarity with any of the material on holistic health, spirituality, dream interpretation, or human relationships. But those same individuals can generally mention one of Cayce’s earth change predictions. This is especially amazing when you consider that more than 9,500 of the readings deal with the physical body and health and less than 20 even discuss the subject of earth changes!

 


Over the years as the calendar has moved through various important dates, Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. has been inundated with requests from individuals who want to know more about “earth change prophecies.” Now that December 21, 2012 and the end of the Mayan Calendar is moving toward us, individuals are again wondering just what did Edgar Cayce say about cataclysmic change? Are psychic predictions from a reliable source unavoidable? When might we expect the changes to occur? Why are we so fascinated with the possibility of massive change, and just what is this business of change, changes, and earth changes all about?

 


 

 

Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.

 

Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi

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