Week Three of my guest blog tour, and today my guest is Mr. Doug Simpson, who’s gonna talk about his favorite author, and lay a little info on you about The Sleeping Prophet.
Take it away, Doug:
Identifying my favorite author is easy. The difficult part is the possibility that many readers may never have heard of him. His name was Edgar Cayce, and he is regarded by many authorities in his field as America’s legendary mystic.
If you happen to be unfamiliar with the name, Edgar Cayce, the most probable reason is that you likely belong to a younger generation. Edger Cayce passed on in 1945, but he left behind an enormous legacy of unimaginably accurate psychic readings on an unusually diverse assortment of topics. In 1931, Edgar Cayce and a small group of financial supporters incorporated the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.), in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to preserve, organize and catalogue the rapidly multiplying copies of Edgar Cayce’s psychic readings. It is estimated that Edgar Cayce gave more than 15,000 psychic readings in his lifetime, but in the early years, copies of the readings, primarily medical readings, were not retained, and the original record of the reading was given or sent to the individual requesting the reading.
Today, the A.R.E. is still a thriving, charitable foundation, where members (membership is definitely not expensive) can view copies of over 14,000 complete Edgar Cayce psychic readings. Approximately 10,000 of these readings are medical readings, about 2500 are classified as life or reincarnation readings, and the remainder of the readings cover topics as diverse as domestic relations, the stock market and real estate investment, creation, the life and times of Jesus and those close to Him, as well as numerous other subjects.
You can, if you have not already done so, view Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. website at http://www.edgarcayce.org/. The non-members section contains a short biography of Edgar Cayce, and information on other topics presented in Edgar Cayce’s recorded readings. Now, if you still have concerns about the unique psychic abilities of Edgar Cayce, I would ask you to take a minute or two, and perform an experiment. Please go to your favorite computer search engine and do a search on “Edgar Cayce”, and you will be amazed. I recently performed another search as I was writing this paragraph, and came up with 2,750,000 hits. Not too shabby for someone you might not have ever heard of before you started reading this article.
What about books, you may be thinking at this point? This article is supposed to be about favorite authors, is it not? Of course it is. Over 300 books have been written by Edgar Cayce, or more accurately, by others who have used Edgar’s readings as the basis for their writing. Over 30 biographies of Edgar Cayce are included in that number. Pause for a moment, and try to count the people who have had over 30 biographies written about them. Did you run out of fingers and have to take your socks off? I doubt it!
If I rounded them all up, I probably have between forty and fifty of the over 300 books mentioned earlier. Wonderful reading! I will take a minute or two and mention a few of my favorites.
There Is A River, by Thomas Sugrue, is the original Edgar Cayce biography, first published in 1943. It sold over a million copies.
The Lost Memoirs of Edgar Cayce, by A. Robert Smith, was pretty much written by Edgar himself, but Edgar was called home before it was completed, and Robert Smith was asked to complete the manuscript.
Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation, by Noel Langley. I have established a second career writing reincarnation articles, and more recently a novel, using the Edgar Cayce readings or my knowledge absorbed through studying Edgar’s 2500 life or reincarnation readings.
Edgar Cayce on Atlantis, by Edgar Evans Cayce, Edgar’s son. Interesting revelations! Atlantis is not a myth.
The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce’s Power, written by Edgar Evans Cayce and Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar’s sons.
© Doug Simpson 2012
Doug Simpson is a retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. His first novel, a spiritual mystery titled Soul Awakening, was published in the United States in October of 2011, by Book Locker. Check it out at http://booklocker.com/books/5754.html. It is available in print and eBook format through most book stores around the world. His magazine and website articles have been published in 2010 to 2012 in Australia, Canada, France, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His articles can be accessed through his website at http://dousimp.mnsi.net.