"The Sleeping Prophet"
Edgar Cayce
1877 - 1945

Edgar Cayce was born near Beverly, seven miles south of Hopkinsville, March 18, 1877. At an early age he gave evidence of his budding talent: he was able to master his school lessons by sleeping on his books. In early manhood he experienced a seemingly incurable loss of voice. When doctors were unable to find a cause for his condition, Cayce entered the same hypnotic sleep that had enabled him to learn his school lessons years before. Through self diagnosis while under hypnosis, he prescribed simple treatment which ultimately restored his voice. It was soon discovered that he could do the same for others. From the first psychic reading given in Hopkinsville in 1901 until the last at Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1944, Edgar Cayce gave 14,256 clairvoyant medical and life readings. 

The first thirty-five years in the life of Edgar Cayce were spent in Kentucky, nearly seventeen passed in his native south Christian County, ten in Louisville and Bowling Green, and over eight in Hopkinsville, the county seat of Christian. It was there in the formative years of his life that this native son developed his remarkable psychic talents and embarked upon a lifetime of service to God and to mankind. The talented man returned to his homeland for many visits, but the years 1877 to 1912 marked the foundation for his courage and strength.

Today, "The Work," as he called it, is carried on by the Association for Research and Enlightenment, a non-profit open-membership organization with headquarters at Virginia Beach. Its basic purpose is to make practical use of the readings though dissemination of information by providing library facilities, lectures, seminars and publications. 

Chronology of Life and Work of Edgar Cayce
The Formative Years 1877 - 1912
Compiled by William T. Turner

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