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Below are extracts and quotations from the book Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation by Noel Langley, Page references are to that book throughout, with a few exceptions. And what Cayce calls the Entity, is called "the soul" in this survey.


Cayce's views on upbringing consistently emphasised 'the need for absolute honesty with the child. He condemned pampering as firmly as he condemned insecurity and lack of self-esteem.

A child's insecurity and lack of self-esteem [really] urge the parent always to explain the reason for proper discipline, never to apply it autocratically "because I say so." Thus, always appeal to the child's faculty for reasoning. [p 108]

To force his own fears and prejudices down the throat of the young soul [tends to be greatly disturbing]. [p 108]

Parents would have to shoulder their own share of the responsibility to souls in their keeping. [p 102]

The child must be reasoned away from its own weaker characteristics, not bribed away from them. [p 109]

Music used for creative purposes is helpful. [p 109]

Question: "How can the mother best cope with [her child's] temperament for the best development?" - Edgar Cayce: "It isn't so much 'cope with it' as just meet it!" [p 110]

Do not scold. [p 111]


One is to:

Make a positive effort to balance. [p 40]

Keep a high standard of conduct. [p 100]

Refrain from being jealous of another's glory [count your own blessings instead]. [p 141-42]

Reap the benefits of good conduct, as rewards await the soul for consistently proper conduct. [cf p 17,. [p 64]

Take advantage of the times. [cf p 19]

Stay honest and forthright. Sincerity — - honest with ourselves. [p 61, 210, 273]

Seek wisdom by going for spiritual advancement. [cf p 142]

Be content to do your own [work] correctly. [p 269, 270]

Make constructive use of present abilities with proper determination. [cf p 21, 96]

Go for ability to judge; clear insight. [p 26, 19]

One is to adapt to the conditions — -Adhere to positive potentialities — equanimity and longevity. [cf p 133, and p 209, 253]

Overcome timidity by having something particular to say! [p 86]

"Do not be subdued by others who try, or have tried, to impress you with their importance . . . anyone can act the fool by appearing to be important. [p 85]

Some may develop a rational and logical acceptance of deeper truths. [p 263 ]

Keep yourself physically, mentally and spiritually fit. [p 22]

Refrain from leaving here with much unfinished business. [p 249]

Allow for the latent abilities to progress throughout this lifetime, also in terms of practical application. [cf p 24]

Great understanding is applicable to man's secular life just as much as to his mental or spiritual. [p 27]

Guard against all those who seek for selfish ends. [cf p 137]

One is to progress also to make certain compensations possible - to settle soul debts, and work off accumulated debts. [p 38, 52]

Go fitly against self-indulgence and excesses. [p 92]

Work to evolve yourself to a sufficiently enlightened outlook. [p 40]

Indwelling in the spirit, the soul enjoys exhilaration. [p 42, 44]

The soul can sometimes advance itself by methods that need not be immediately apparent. [p 47]

There must be harmony in self: therefore heed the still small voice. [p 66, 45, 84]

You are permitted to accumulate much of the word's goods. [p 101]

Acknowledge it if you are broken in purpose and gone astray. [p 50]

- and in part why?

Every soul is personally answerable. [p 128]

Sorrow comes from the soul's own misuse of the free will. [p 125]

Among the leaders of the world are extremists. — Relinquish the idea of this earth is the venue of the perfect society. [cf p 136, 278]


Prudent souls refrain from mixing without respect for another's freedom. Moreover, experienced souls tend to get tempered. [cf p 134, 137]

Some are confused even deep in their minds. And some apparently belong together as a couple. [p 214, 208]

One had better be is smart enough not to attempt a futile retaliation, and rather incarnate with safety. [p 156, 134]

Good souls who have suffered, will learn how blessed it is to abide in the intelligible world and will more plainly perceive the excellence of a superior state. [p 167-68]

Cayce Teaching: The modernistic along with the Phoenician and Egyptian combine beautifully through their simplicity and decorativeness. [p 88]

Until individuals are in their thought, purpose and intent . . . constructive - they are subject to [the law]. [Johnson 102]


Q. Is the prediction true that I will die suddenly, at the age of 80, in Tibet?

A. If you go to Tibet and live to be 80, you may die there! This depends upon many, many, many circumstances. You will not die in Tibet, unless you go there; and there's not the prospect now of going there! (2067-3)


Cayce on Education, Literature  

Bro, Harmon Hartzell. Edgar Cayce: A Seer out of Season. Wellingborough: The Aquarian Press, 1989.

Bro, Harmon Hartzell. Edgar Cayce on Dreams. Reissued ed. New York. Warner Books, 1988 (1968).

Cayce, Edgar. Auras: An Essay on the Meaning of Colors. Virginia Beach, VA: A.R.E. Press, 1973.

Cayce, Edgar. Edgar Cayce on Past Lives. Edgar Cayce reading # 5753-1 of 16 June 1933. Online.

Cayce, Edgar. The Children of The Law of One and The Lost Teachings of Atlantis. Alamosa, CO: Network, 1987.

Cayce, Edgar. The Essenes: A Compilation of Extracts from the Edgar Cayce Readings. Virginia Beach, VA: Edgar Cayce Foundation, 2006.

Cayce, Hugh Lynn, general editor: The Edgar Cayce Collection: Four Volumes in One. Wings Books, New York, 1986. —— Hugh Lynn (1907-82) was the son of Edgar. The four books included here are: Edgar Cayce on Dreams (1968); Edgar Cayce on Healing (1969); Edgar Cayce on Diet and Health (1969), and Edgar Cayce on ESP (1969)

Cayce, Hugh L., ed. Edgar Cayce on Atlantis. Reissue ed. New York: Warner Books, 1999.

Edgar Cayce Foundation. Humor: A Compilation of Extracts from the Edgar Cayce Readings. Virginia Beach, VA: Edgar Cayce Foundation, 1971, 1993-2015.

Cerminara, Gina. Many Mansions. Introduction by Hugh Cayce. New York: Signet, 1950.

Hobson, J. Allan. Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction. Paperback. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Horne, Jim. Sleepfaring: A Journey Through the Science of Sleep. Chap 16. Paperback. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Johnson, K. Paul. Edgar Cayce in Context: The Readings, Truth and Fiction. Ill ed. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1998.

Karp, Reba Ann. Edgar Cayce Encyclopedia of Healing. New York: Warner Books, 1986.

Langley, Noel. Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation. New York: Warner Books, 1967.

Little, Gregory L., Lora Little, and John Van Auken. Edgar Cayce's Atlantis. Virginia Beach, VA: A.R.E Press, 2006.

McGarey, William A. Edgar Cayce on Healing Foods for Body, Mind, and Spirit. Rev. ed. Virginia Beach, VA: A.R.E Press, 2002.

McGarey, William. Edgar Cayce on Healing Foods for Body, Mind and Soul. Rev. ed. Virginia Beach, VA: A.R.E. Press, 2002.

Melton, John Gordon. Edgar Cayce and Reincarnation: Past Life Readings as Religious Symbology. Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture 3 (1-2): 1994. Online.

Morgana's Observatory's "Edgar Cayce's Prophesies" - - The page draws on chapter four in the Australian Armageddon: Doomsday in Our Lifetime? by Bob Leaman, originally published in 1986 by Greenhouse Publications, and no longer in print.]

Stearn, Jess. Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet. New York: Doubleday, 1967.

Sugrue, Thomas. There Is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce. Virginia Beach, VA: A.R.E. Press, 1973.

Vermes, Geza. From Jewish to Gentile: How the Jesus Movement Became Christianity. Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) 38:06, Nov/Dec 2012.

Vermes, Geza. The Real Jesus: Then and Now. Minneapolis, MI: Fortress Press, 2010.

Willner, John. The Perfect Horoscope: Following the Astrological Guidelines Established by Edgar Cayce. New York, NY: Paraview Press, 2001.


[1] A. R. E. Edgar Cayce on Dreams. 2002.

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