Sidney Kirkpatrick Featured on New Travel Channel Program Monumental Mysteries
Monumental Mysteries, a new television program on the Travel Channel, scours the country for America’s most extraordinary monuments and reveals the amazing mysteries hidden within. Hosted by Don Wildman, this series visits the statues, memorials, national parks, sculptures, and gravestones that commemorate our nation’s most intriguing events, notorious crimes, scandals, disasters and triumphs. A new episode airs every Thursdays at 9 p.m. (Eastern Time).
In a new episode scheduled to air on Thursday, June 27, 2013, Don Wildman travels to Hopkinsville, Ky., to visit the grave site of a mysterious psychic, Edgar Cayce. He is joined by Sidney Kirkpatrick, the author of Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet considered the definitive biography of Edgar Cayce.
Edgar Cayce was born in Christian County, Ky., on March 18, 1877. It was there that he discovered his remarkable psychic talents and embarked upon a lifetime of service to God and mankind. A simple grave marker honors him: “Edgar Cayce-a psychic counselor and healer. A humble and religious man, Cayce never profited from his predictions. Used reputed gift of extrasensory perception, including medical diagnosis, to better man's understanding of God's purpose for him here on earth. Born near here, 1877. Died, Va., 1945. Buried here.”
This episode also examines a bust of one of the greatest composers of all time, and explores a city park that is haunted by its sinister history. To learn more, visit TravelChannel.com/tv-shows/monumental-mysteries.
Sidney D. Kirkpatrick III is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and bestselling author. His book Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet—described by The New Yorker as “a codex for the New Age”—is considered the definitive biography of Edgar Cayce. The research and writing of this book took well over five years, and no other author was given such complete access to Edgar Cayce’s correspondence, traveled as widely to research the subject, or uncovered such a wealth of new material on the man regarded as “the father” of the New Age movement. Kirkpatrick is well known for his depth of knowledge and lively and engaging style. His critically acclaimed non-fiction books include A Cast of Killers, Turning the Tide, Lords of Sipan, The Revenge of Thomas Eakins, and Hitler’s Holy Relics. His documentary film, My Father the President, about Theodore Roosevelt as seen through the eyes of his daughter, Ethel Roosevelt Derby, was a winner at the American Film Festival. HBO, The History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the A & E Television Network have all featured his work. Biographical profiles of Kirkpatrick have appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and Playboy. He is a graduate of Hampshire College and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He and his wife Nancy regularly host events at their Portage Inn Bed & Breakfast (PortageInn.ca) in Muskoka, Ontario. Visit EdgarCayce.org/library for a new interview with Sidney discussing the fascinating Edgar Cayce Readings and latest discoveries.
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