Edgar Cayce's Incredible StoryEdgar Cayce was born near Hopkinsville, Kentucky March 18, 1877. He was an average and humble man in most respects: a loving husband, a father of two children, a skilled photographer, a devoted Sunday School teacher, and an eager gardener. Yet, throughout his life, he also displayed one of the most remarkable psychic talents of all time. During a self-induced sleep state lying on a couch he was able to place his mind in contact with all time and space. He could respond to questions read to him from the mail on all matters pertaining to health, fitness, relationships, and spirituality. From some unknown psychic source, while totally asleep, he explained the real reasons for people's problem and prescribed a treatment. He even helped many individuals overcome life-threatening illnesses that medical doctors had given no hope for a cure.
As a student Edgar could sleep on his school books and acquire a photographic memory of their entire contents! It was found that he could sleep on any book, paper or document, and upon awakening, be able to repeat back, word for word, any length of material - even if it contained words far beyond his limited education. Though Cayce died more than half a century ago, the timeliness of the material in the readings is evidenced by approximately one dozen biographies and more than 300 titles that discuss various aspects of this man's life and work. Further details about his life and work are explored in such classic works as "There Is a River" (1942) by Thomas Sugrue, "The Sleeping Prophet" (1967) by Jess Stearn, "Many Mansions" (1950) by Gina Cerminara, and "Edgar Cayce-An American Prophet" (2000) by Sidney Kirkpatrick.
The Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.), in Virginia Beach, Virginia, holds copies of more than 14,000 of Edgar Cayce's readings. These are available to the public and have been filed along with any follow-up reports received from the individuals who had asked for the readings. This material represents the most massive collection of psychic information ever obtained from a single source. In addition to the Cayce readings, the organization makes available a large collection of Edgar Cayce books, New Age books, Self Help books and Metaphysical Books.