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Edgar Cayce's Reincarnation Views

Who Was Edgar Cayce?

Edgar Cayce was a clairvoyant and medical intuitive, who, beginning in 1901, discovered he was able to diagnose illnesses in other people while in a trance state, merely by knowing their first name and the city where they lived. He originally gave his readings in his office in Dayton, OH, with his wife and secretary present. This was to protect him from unscrupulous people who could later lie to him about what he said while in the trance state. Almost 90% of what Cayce diagnosed and predicted in later readings has been proven true, and the records are all in the Association for Research and Enlightenment, or ARE, in Virginia Beach, VA, carefully watched over by the presence of his son, Hugh Lynn Cayce.

Psychic Edgar Cayce

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Cayce's First Reading About Past Lives

It was not until twenty years later that the word reincarnation came up into any of Cayce’s readings. The first patient who asked Cayce for an Astrological horoscope was answered from Cayce’s subconscious state that abilities, talents and drives which come to people from previous lives on Earth were more important than the planetary influences on a person. Cayce went on with this reading, and proclaimed, “In the last incarnation you were a Monk!” From that time on Cayce gave life readings as the above were called, and went on to describe some of his prior lives on Earth. Apparently he learned that the strongest personality traits stayed with a person even in different incarnations. Arthur Lammers was a good friend who came to Cayce for that first amazing reading, and urged Cayce to continue with them. Cayce agreed, but asked questions he wrote himself and got answers to them while in his trances, because he was uncomfortable with the idea of reincarnation.

An Evolving Soul

A Soul Travels Through Incarnations
A Soul Travels Through Incarnations | Source

Cayce Discusses His Own Incarnations

He learned that Astrology contained many elements of truth, because the solar system provided a cycle of experiences in other dimensions of consciousness. Traditionally, each of the planets serve as focal points for specific human behaviors. So now when Cayce went into a trance to give a reading, he gave this command, “You will have before you (person’s name), born, (place of birth) and (date of birth). You will give the relation of this entity and the universe, and the universal forces, giving the conditions which are as personalities, latent and exhibited, on the Earth plane, giving time, place the name; and that in each life which built or retarded the entity’s development.”

Cayce found that he had been a High Priest in Egypt, who possessed great occult powers, but he had misused them. In a later incarnation in Persia he was a doctor. He was once very badly wounded in a war in a desert setting, starved and dehydrated almost to death, and was in such physical agony that he made a supreme effort to release his consciousness from his body. This is discussed as the reason for his gifts in Many Mansions, The Edgar Cayce Story, by Gina Cerminara, but is also recounted in There is a River, by Thomas Sugrue.

New Souls and Old Souls

Some souls are younger and have been through less incarnations
Some souls are younger and have been through less incarnations | Source

Cayce Reconciles Ideas about Reincarnation with Christianity

When Cayce was in a waking state, this business about reincarnation was very troubling to him, because he was a devout Christian, and reincarnation is not really a part of the belief system in the Christian Church. Or is it, and have people misinterpreted the meaning of many of the scriptures? Jesus said that to get into heaven, one must be as a child. He did tell his disciples that John the Baptist was a reincarnation of Elijah (Matthew17:12-13) when he indicated that “But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” They also asked Christ who was the sinner if a man was born blind, the man or his parents? In Revelations: 13-10, it says, “He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity, he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the Saints.” Jesus talked of reaping what we had sown.

This gives us a clue that there is a law of moral retribution that operates from life to life. Christ also taught his disciples many things he did not preach to the multitudes. Plus the Bible has been translated so many times into so many languages, that it surely has some incorrect translations. If one studies the history of the early Christian Fathers, they have written fairly explicitly about their acceptance of reincarnation. Origen did in the early years of his life, Justin Martyr, St. Jerome, Clemens Alexandrinus, Plotinus and others. Maybe because they lived so close to the time Jesus was on Earth, they learned and taught teachings that the 12 disciples also learned in secret. Then these came down through the esoteric traditions since ancient times.

The essence of Christ’s teachings in Matthew 22:37-39 were, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it. "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” How does this simple yet profound teaching conflict with the teachings of any of the World’s great religions? It does not. “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” Buddha had said. “This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others which would cause pain if done to you,” is a teaching of the Hindu scriptures. Both Hinduism and Buddhism found no discrepancy between the law of love and the law of spiritual evolution called reincarnation.

Souls are Born when their Karma is Right

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Physics Catches up with Metaphysics

Because Cayce had a strict Christian upbringing, he knew nothing about other religious beliefs; not uncommon even in our time. One of the most important teachings in Buddhism and Hinduism is the belief in reincarnation. Many Christians confuse this with the transmigration of souls, meaning man could return to Earth as an animal. This is untrue, although many think that animals do have souls. He learned that reincarnation is a perfectly respectable doctrine, both from religious and philosophical points of view. Millions of educated people in India and other Buddhist countries guide their lives by its ethical principles. Even Christianity has taken some information on reincarnation and either misunderstood it or hidden it, as in the case of the Gnostic gospels. A person should not blindly believe any explanation or distorted information and let it close their minds to the possibilities of truth.

All of Edgar Cayce’s work has been carefully documented and he is one of the most widely publicized psychics in the history of research in parapsychology. Reincarnation and karma are two of the oldest beliefs in man’s history, and widely accepted concepts of religion in many cultures. Cayce’s work raised the bar of religious beliefs that were once thought honored only by ignorant and primitive people, into respectful and serious studies.

Just as science fiction has widely become science fact, the same is happening in the field of physics, and metaphysics is a step ahead. Old age and disease have still not been banished, but death is not so much thought of as an enemy, but as a transition. If one believes that the soul is immortal, then pain and suffering can make sense. A person may be making up for a life where they committed terrible acts, or be reaping the benefits of a life well lived and in service to others.

A Soul and The Tree of Life

A soul and the Tree of Life
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Everyone is Born with Psychic Powers

Many clairvoyants and psychics believe that we are all born with psychic powers, and children have been documented as saying they recall past lives in certain towns with specific families. When taken there, the other parents admit they had a child that died at a young age, so the child is correct. But by the age of around seven, children forget those past situations. My son is an Assistant Manager of a martial arts academy, and has a student around age 6. One day this student said, “I used to be a Ninja, but now I’m little, and I have to start all over again!” This can be taken as a young child’s overactive imagination, or accepted in the spirit that children are psychic until age 7, where they forget, or are normally urged to “not tell anyone” from scared parents who are afraid their child is crazy. I have had several readers write to me to tell me they saw auras around people when they were in that age group, but their parents told them to keep it to themselves, so they did.

The Akashic Records are the Book of Life

The thing about Cayce’s information in his trance states is that even if asked the same or similar question about a person or time frame, he would always give the same answer. He was never “caught” speaking about any facts that were not consistent, even though centuries passed between some incarnations. One of the strangest things Cayce discussed were the Akashic Records, what is known in the Bible as the Book of Life. All the happenings of every soul in the Universe are written in this “library” for lack of a better word. This library was also talked about many centuries ago, in the Hindu religion. In the end Cayce accepted this as truth, because in his readings too many things remained provable. Akasha is a Sanskrit word that refers to the etheric substance of the universe, electro-spiritual in composition. On this Akasha remains a record of every sound, light, movement, or thought since the beginning of the manifest universe. The existence of this record accounts for the ability of clairvoyants and seers to literally see the past, no matter how remote or inaccessible to ordinary humans it is. Some people can access it through meditation if they are advanced.

Lammers was able to clarify that the readings were not against Cayce’s teachings. Reincarnation means evolution of the spirit through many successive lifetimes on Earth. Sometimes one comes back as a man, sometimes as a woman. One could be rich or poor, or have lots of issues to deal with. But eventually each spirit will reach perfection. Many well known people believed this, Emerson, Walt Whitman, Goethe, Pythagoras and Plato. So Cayce’s mind was put to rest that accepting reincarnation did not deny Christ and his teachings.

As time passed, the Cayces and their helpmates noticed that certain eras of history kept reoccurring in the life readings, and the people had similar backgrounds. Many people had backgrounds in Atlantis, Egypt (where many escaped when people destroyed Atlantis with the negative use of their own technology), Rome, the time of the Crusades, and the early Colonial period in the U.S. Other common eras were in Rome, France in the time of Louis XIV, XV, or XVI, and the American Civil War. Cayce found that we travel in “soul groups,” people who incarnate together so they can work on whatever life lesson is necessary. Have you ever just met a person and feel as if you knew them before? Maybe you have! We cannot recall our former incarnations, because it would be information overload.

Religion vs Truth

Many religions share common concepts, but argue about which is right and which is wrong, instead of discussing what is true.
Many religions share common concepts, but argue about which is right and which is wrong, instead of discussing what is true. | Source

The Law of Karma

It is hard for people of Western heritage to accept the concept of reincarnation the first time they consider it. It seems incredible and way out of bounds. It is important to understand the meaning and role of Karma in our lives. It is a Sanskrit word meaning action. But in philosophy, it is the law of cause and effect, or action and reaction, to which all humans are subject. Christ described karma well when he said “Whatever a man sows, he shall also reap.” Newton’s third law of motion is that every action has its reaction which is equal and opposite, which applies as much to the moral law as to the law of physics.

The importance of personal conduct in personal salvation is very apparent when one studies the laws of karma and reincarnation. Ancient wisdom shows us the way out of negative places. The doctrine of reincarnation leaves a person with a great deal of hope for the future, and renewed spiritual faith founded on the confidence of cosmic justice, which underlies all human affairs. Science cannot be ignored and should be able to co-exist with religion. Karma is the Law of Spiritual Intention, so only those who deserve to be afflicted are afflicted, nobody is given a cross to bear in any life that is any better or worse than has been earned in lifetimes past.

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More than 25% of Americans Believe in Reincarnation

According to data released in 2010 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public life, one quarter of Americans now believe in reincarnation. Past life regression is commonly practiced by an increasing number of professional psychiatrists. The Catholic Church is troubled by the fact that 28% of their flock has adopted a belief in reincarnation. This information is from a survey found in the New York Times. Although Westerners may not care what the Bhagavad-Gita says, the accumulation of personal experience and anecdotal evidence has swayed them, and their opinion has little to do with any Church teachings. Of course, belief does not prove anything. I choose to believe in reincarnation because it helps me to make sense out of life in a way that organized religion never could, and because I have clairvoyant experiences myself. And apparently Edgar Cayce came to believe that his trances and beliefs did not interfere with his deeply held religious views. So each person will believe as they choose, which is as it should be, although they should investigate and exercise their intellectual curiosity to be sure they are living life according to their own beliefs, not beliefs someone told them of that they never bothered to question.

Edgar Cayce was a fascinating man, and he left a large legacy of information at ARE. Almost all of his medical advice was successful, and he always used natural and holistic methods. His statements on reincarnation ring true because they are consistent, even as he skips around through so many periods of time. We will not really know if reincarnation is fact until we get to the point where we experience it ourselves. But many authors have written about what happens to the soul in between incarnations. That information is best left for another day!

© 2013 Jean Bakula

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Jean Bakula 7 weeks ago from New Jersey Author

It seems your comment duplicated, but I enjoyed reading it! I had read in some books that most children remember past lives until about the age of 7. My son is an elementary school teacher, in regular school and a karate academy. He has one student in 2nd grade who speaks with a German accent at times and seems to recall a former life as a field medic. The other kids accept it. In karate, he has a small student, who told him, "I used to be a Ninja, and now I'm little and I have to start all over again." It's hard to deny both recall real experiences. Be Well.


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Jean Bakula 7 weeks ago from New Jersey Author

Hello Christopher,

Thank you for reading and commenting on my article. I can't disagree with anything you said. Cayce was a devout Christian, and people were even not sure about his health readings. The one about reincarnation was a complete surprise to him. He was reading for a friend, with his soul mate Gladys in the room. He told the friend he had been a monk in another life. Cayce had never thought about reincarnation before, and it took him a long time to trust in the Universe that if he was being given this information, it had to be true, and it was his service to humanity to share it. Many Mansions is a really good book about his life. Take care.


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Blessington 7 weeks ago from Melbourne, Australia

Hello dear Jean and thank you for this article. I have written on the subject myself and wrote an original philosophy page on Facebook under the name "Blessings from Blessington", with nine daily posts.

I was delighted to read the observations of Cayce and his perceptions on the nature of the elevation of we souls, including the levels of we souls, before incarnation ceases to be of further virtue. I unhesitatingly class the chart above regarding this to be correct and that we souls have unique colour arrangements, that attest to the degrees of our personal advancement in eternal terms.

I have no doubt that The Akashik Record or Book of Life, is essential post life study for each soul and that as much as being read, it is experienced by the soul entering into any scene as though reliving it, with the added advantage of being able to do so as any person in the arrangement. In this, one recognises the merit inherent in "do unto others".

I would offer the added caveat, that all karma is self-managed by each soul, under the over-arching principle of absolute free will - the only terms by which karma may remain pristinely of the soul and thus attach the entirety of its accountability.

No vengeful deity or higher court is engaged than that of the soul themselves, when stripped of the agenda and identity of the separate living body and its known and chosen destiny.

Each soul chooses the body and views its destiny before embarking from the soul realm to this dimension. Souls are offered several and view and review them in detail.

After choosing, the soul returns to their soul group and arrangements are established for the various supporting roles, before rehearsals commence.

The final act may be viewed as a class cramming clues to trigger moments, not unlike orienteering, by whose light souls "intuit" upon their body's destined path.

As Cayce has postulated, previous life energy has a distinct influence on current lives, as the various intensities seek to find rebalance over subsequent incarnations.

Naturally these karmic energy intensities are not all equal and require different recovery solution time and action scales, so that one may flicker and pass while another burns brightly until expunged by rebalancing actions. There is a purity to this process that exceeds all possible external agenda, rendering it foundational to all else.

In this manner, I was delighted to read your observations on Newton's Laws of Motion, which I hold to thread not only current lives, but karma, the soul realm and to be the basis of all psychology and event principle.

In any life, with respect to Newton's Laws, one is attempting to exceed a present inertia by exceeding the inertial force with focused actions of the new. In this sense, one is also shaping the energy of one's character and we souls are never other than energy smiths.

I was also delighted to hear of Cayce's past life experience in the desert, which with respect to intensity and leaving the body, mirrored that incurred in the abuse of my childhood.

I have ever held, that when enough force is placed on any given point in the universe, that one may break through, just as we souls break through the confines of the body.

I would add, that the body grows a physical memory block around the area of the third eye, so that this life mission remains undiluted by all that has passed before, but that it is not fully formed until approximately the age of twelve, allowing memories of before to seep through.

There is more - such as the time disparity between we souls, who remain in permanent "now" time, while the body engages the linear time of this dimension, but I imagine that will suffice for now.

Thank you again.

Christopher


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Blessington 7 weeks ago from Melbourne, Australia

Hello dear Jean and thank you for this article. I have written on the subject myself and wrote an original philosophy page on Facebook under the name "Blessings from Blessington", with nine daily posts.

I was delighted to read the observations of Cayce and his perceptions on the nature of the elevation of we souls, including the levels of we souls, before incarnation ceases to be of further virtue. I unhesitatingly class the chart above regarding this to be correct and that we souls have unique colour arrangements, that attest to the degrees of our personal advancement in eternal terms.

I have no doubt that The Akashik Record or Book of Life, is essential post life study for each soul and that as much as being read, it is experienced by the soul entering into any scene as though reliving it, with the added advantage of being able to do so as any person in the arrangement. In this, one recognises the merit inherent in "do unto others".

I would offer the added caveat, that all karma is self-managed by each soul, under the over-arching principle of absolute free will - the only terms by which karma may remain pristinely of the soul and thus attach the entirety of its accountability.

No vengeful deity or higher court is engaged than that of the soul themselves, when stripped of the agenda and identity of the separate living body and its known and chosen destiny.

Each soul chooses the body and views its destiny before embarking from the soul realm to this dimension. Souls are offered several and view and review them in detail.

After choosing, the soul returns to their soul group and arrangements are established for the various supporting roles, before rehearsals commence.

The final act may be viewed as a class cramming clues to trigger moments, not unlike orienteering, by whose light souls "intuit" upon their body's destined path.

As Cayce has postulated, previous life energy has a distinct influence on current lives, as the various intensities seek to find rebalance over subsequent incarnations. Naturally these karmic energy intensities are not all equal and require different recovery solution time and action scales, so that while one may flicker and pass while another burns brightly.

In this manner, I was delighted to read your observations on Newton's Laws of Motion, which I hold to thread not only current lives, but karma, the soul realm and to be the basis of all psychology and event principle.

In any life, with respect to Newton's Laws, one is attempting to exceed a present inertia by exceeding the inertial force with focused actions of the new. In this sense, one is also shaping the energy of one's character and we souls are never other than energy smiths.

I was also delighted to hear of Cayce's past life experience in the desert, which with respect to intensity and leaving the body, mirrored that incurred in the abuse of my childhood.

I have ever held, that when enough force is placed on any given point in the universe, that one may break through, just as we souls break through the confines of the body.

I would add, that the body grows a physical memory block around the area of the third eye, so that this life mission remains undiluted by all that has passed before, but that it is not fully formed until approximately the age of twelve, allowing memories of before to seep through.

There is more - such as the time disparity between we souls, who remain in permanent "now" time, while the body engages the linear time of this dimension, but I imagine that will suffice for now.

Thank you again.

Christopher


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Jean Bakula 6 months ago from New Jersey Author

Hi Carol Morris,

I'm happy you enjoyed the article. Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Carol Morris 6 months ago

This was a truly fascinating hub - thanks!


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Kristen Howe 17 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Jean, my pleasure. It's the least I can do.


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Jean Bakula 17 months ago from New Jersey Author

Thank you Kristen. I appreciate your feedback and that you took the time to read my work. Take care.


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Kristen Howe 18 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Jean, this was an interesting hub about Cayce and reincarnation. It's also an intriguing read about past life regressions, too. Voted up!


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Jean Bakula 19 months ago from New Jersey Author

Hello csmiravite-blogs,

It's great to talk with people familiar with the same beliefs. I feel an affinity to certain times and places, and know I lived in them. I know things about them that I shouldn't know based on this life. I believe my late husband and I lived in Atlantis and escaped to Egypt, we both knew a lot about both on our beginning dates, when we were in our teens.

I've read about a lot of religions, but if I had to choose, I like the tenets of Buddhism, Some don't even consider it a religion, just a code of behaviors. I guess you can't go wrong with The Middle Way. I have a Healing Center near me run by a clairvoyant, and she offers a class in Past Life Regression. I wasn't ready for it the last time she gave it, but I may be this time. She has a Shaman, a Reiki practitioner, and I read Tarot Cards and do Astrology, but I "feel" and am what is called clairsentient, so I can know what's going to happen in the future, or what choices would help the people I read for. Nice to chat. Best Regards, Jean


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csmiravite-blogs 19 months ago from Philippines

My late dad took his doctoral studies in Indian Philosophy in the Visva Bharati University. He was a buddhist and believed in --- reincarnation, the supernatural, 4th dimension, and other esoteric beliefs. Edgar Cayce was a well known clairvoyant and our library at home have stacks of books about him before it got burned. There are many things in this world that can't be explained by science and reincarnation is one of them. I remember of having dreams before of going back to a certain place (early 1930s) whenever I fell asleep. I knew that those people were my family, but I have not seen them before (in my waking hours). I dreamt about them for several times until I reached the point where I decided that they were not my family at present. That's when the dreams stopped. A previous life? Maybe. A figment of my imagination? Maybe. Who really knows what's real or not? Sorry for the long blurt... :D


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Jean Bakula 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Thanks so much, Jay. Take care.


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Jay C OBrien 2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

You can Google "Edgar Cayce A.R.E. New Jersey" and find a study group. You may also want to check out: edgarcaycehouston.org.


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Jean Bakula 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

That sounds like a great idea. I don't know if there is a chapter of A.R.E. in my area, in NJ. VA is only about 5 hours from me, and I've never been to Virginia Beach, though I like to travel, just always seem to end up going West or to the Caribbean. I will check it out. Thanks for giving me all this interesting information about the activities. I love to learn about metaphysical topics and go to classes. Especially now that my husband passed, I need to keep busy, and if I keep absorbed in the things I enjoy, it helps.


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Jay C OBrien 2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

My A.R.E. study group taught me to get a steno pad (with a red line down the middle) and write the symbols on the left side. In class we discuss the meaning of the symbols and if they resonate with me, I will write it down on the right side. When the symbols are interpreted, the dream is interpreted. Dreams are actually a conversation with your higher self.


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Jean Bakula 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hello Jay,

There are many groups at The Healing Center, but not a specific one for analyzing dreams. We do talk a lot about anything that seems significant in anyone's life though, so if someone wants to share a dream they had, and get someone else's take on it, we would do that. It's a good idea for a class though, thanks, I may suggest it.

I remember a lot of my dreams. I was shocked when I was a teenager and realized everyone doesn't dream in color. Take care.


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Jay C OBrien 2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

Hello again.

Do you do dream analysis in your group?


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Jean Bakula 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hello Jay,

No, I cast and read astrology charts and give tarot readings and advice in this life. I have never gone as far to work with past life regression in astrology, but there is a way to do it, it has to do with the nodes of the Moon. I have been reading up on it, as in my mediation class, the teacher offers a class in past life regression. She is a true clairvoyant, and puts people in a light trance state, apparently successfully, and they discover info about whatever past life they want to explore. That way they understand some of their fears and ways of behavior that don't really make sense in this life. I wanted to take the class, but it's long hours and rather expensive. Plus my husband of 34 yrs. passed on in January, and I feel my focus needs to be on the present and future right now. It is all fascinating stuff though. I do the charts and readings out of my metaphysical site (which I haven't been working on too much, I'm spending the summer doing a lot of home renovation work) http://www.Spiritualitypathways.com. Take care.


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Jay C OBrien 2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

Hello again. When you say you are an Astrologer and Tarot reader, do you mean you are doing a past life reading?


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Jean Bakula 2 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hello Jay,

It's always great to meet a fellow believer! You bring up so many valid points. I searched for years for a religion that made sense to me, and when I began reading about Buddhism and reincarnation, I felt that was as close to real as I could get. I'm not a Buddhist, but I also think life makes no sense if we don't live more than once. And the Buddhist precepts are all about moderation, with no concept of heaven or hell, which I like, because religion shouldn't be based on fear.

I do not belong to an ARE group, but am an Astrologer and Tarot reader, and attend a place called The Healing Center, where I go to a Meditation Group, and we learn to use our intuition and clairvoyant abilities, since we all have them. I also take courses at the NJ Metaphysical Society.

I was born with scoliosis, a spine curvature, and my clairvoyant teacher believes I was persecuted for being a Pagan at the time Christianity was becoming popular. That feels right to me, I feel an affinity for living in the UK around the time when the last holdouts for the Pagan lifestyle were there.. I was born near NY and always a city girl, and when I married soon moved to a house on a one lane road in the woods. I've been here for 30 years, and love nature and gardening, and all kinds of natural things. I want to take a course on Past Life Regressions, but it's too expensive for me right now.

Thanks for writing and sharing. Take care.


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Jay C OBrien 2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

Great Hub, here are some thoughts.

Once we accept the idea that we are spirits, it makes more sense to have several lifetimes to work on ourselves rather than just one life. The one life theory does not explain the inequities of birth. Some people are born blind or mentally or physically ill or underdeveloped. Reincarnation explains birth defects. A “Cast” is simply one lifetime in which you progress as much as you can. We choose the body and circumstances of each incarnation to educate ourselves as needed.

The knowledge that one can be born Jewish in one lifetime and Christian in another could have prevented the Holocaust. Similarly, if Israelis knew they might be born Palestinian and Sunnis knew they could be re-born Shiite, conflicts based on these cultural differences would diminish. We should teach reincarnation for this reason alone.

Are you a member of an ARE study group?

Lastly, Houston has an ARE center, the only center outside of Virginia Beach.


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Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hello Au Fait,

Thanks for reading and commenting, Cayce was a fascinating person. I have also had visions of things that were to happen in the future, but they are usually upsetting things, so I have mixed feelings about it. I can never see myself, so I can't tell how old I am when the vision I see will happen. It is important to be very careful about not picking up the wrong influences in the psychic world. I also believe we all have psychic ability, we just all do not develop it. Take care.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

I think everyone has varying degrees of so-called psychic abilities just as we all have varying abilities in music, art, math, etc. My mother was able to see things that had happened, but which she was not a witness too. I have been able to see the future on occasion, and I have had other paranormal experiences. I have learned that anger and/or hate will block these experiences or the information received during the experiences will be undependable or outright wrong.

Very interesting article. I read about Edgar Cayce long ago and found him intriguing, particularly his healing sessions. I think one needs to be very careful when dabbling in these things so that they don't get the attention of the wrong influences/beings.


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Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey Author

Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words! Edgar Cayce was a fascinating man. Take care.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

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Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi There!

Thanks for visiting and commenting. I knew about Cayce and the Akashic Records for a long time, but due to reading, my interest has been renewed. I'm reading about what happens to the Soul between the incarnations while we are in the "library." I'm full of useless information, and always felt safe and comfortable in libraries, so I hope they exist too. Another writer who discusses this a lot is Michael Newton. It sort of makes sense. To have one life is a wonderful gift. But we learn so much during it, wouldn't we be able to use some of what we learned in other lives? It's so much to think about....


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mercuryservices 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

Jean, nice snapshot on Edgar Cayce. Cayce is a favorite topic of discussion on Coast to Coast AM, one of my favorite radio shows. I really hope that the Akashic Book of Records is real. When I was a little kid, I hoped that when I died I could go to some library in the sky to research all kinds of pointless information: how many times I sneezed, exactly how many breaths of air I took over the course of my lifetime, etc.

-Alex


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Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi Alphagirl,

Thank you for reading and telling me about your visit to ARE. Even though I live about 5 hours away, I've never been there. I was aware of Cayce's abilities, and then found his name kept coming up in my Metaphysical classes. He was "told" in one of his own readings that the spot on Virginia Beach would be beneficial to both his health and psychic abilities. He was rather poor, and didn't take money for any of his readings. I understand that as a reader, because it doesn't seem to work out when you take money for spiritual things! He found benefactors, but many of them tried to mess him around, so in Virginia Beach he was with trusted people. Although he was dedicated to his wife, his secretary Gladys was his soulmate, they had been together in many prior lives. His story is such an interesting one. I definitely would like to visit there. Thanks for writing!


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alphagirl 3 years ago from USA

12 years ago we went to Virginia Beach and visited his Edgar Cayce's building . When you walk in to his building, the energy immediately lifts you. I can't even describe it. I had just read a book about his ability to do medical healing. I can only tell you that the feeling is welcoming and it feels like angels just lift you off the ground. I did not get to spend much time there because my husband and kids (age 2) were in the mini0van waiting for me. If anyone get's the opportunity it is worth the visit. They had a wonderful book store and a garden in which people could walk. Virginia Beach's location is in a vortex that gives people more ability to be psychic. I loved visiting there.


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Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi Carol,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading! He was such an interesting man. I get those flashes too, and sometimes see whole scenes before me about something that is going to happen. It's really strange. Take care.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

To me this is a fascinating topic and I do believe in psychic ability ...Though I am not a psychic and don't make predictions..I occasionally get a flash and also sometimes I just know things that are happening around me..However I do feel if we really listen to people we will know what is going to transpire in their lives. Anyway learning about Cayce has been most fascinating. You did a great job on this. Voting up+++

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