Edgar Cayce ("kay-see") was a brilliant psychic reading and healer born in 1877 in a rural farm community to uneducated parents. He received a minimal formal education (8th grade) yet in a state of hypnosis he was able to communicate a worldview of tremendous insight and learning.

  • During his 67-yr lifetime, Cayce delivered approximately 20,000 readings, of which about 14,000 have been preserved.

  • He was a lifetime member of the Disciples of Christ community of Christian believers, and he read the Christian Bible once every year as a personal spiritual practice. Yet, under hypnosis, the readings gave no preference to Christian dogma and indeed recommended to those who requested readings that they look into parallel lives contextualized by many different world religions and a variety of belief systems.

  • The central constant in all of Cayce's readings is an insistence that all beings are seeking unification with the Divine, and that service - both his own and his beneficiaries - is the only viable path toward the realization of that union.

  • Cayce tried a number of business ventures in his life, believing like most men of his generation that wealth and public respect were the greatest service he could and should offer to his own family. However, as each of these ventures systematically failed and the attempts wore him out, Cayce eventually surrendered to the ethic of providing most of his readings for the benefit of healing the sick.

  • As a result, while Cayce's metaphysical and speculative-historical views are completely fascinating to many in later generations, the majority of Cayce's readings are medical. The cures he suggested while in trance are without exception simple on a chemical level yet most also involve some spiritual instruction regarding the elimination of toxic emotions.

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    Clairaudient Reader * "Father of New-Age Medicine"

    erstwhile photographer and seeker of underground petroleum

    interview with a Cayce scholar re: Cayce's view of the "Soul Mate" concept

    born three months before



    Edgar Cayce

    a.k.a. The Sleeping Prophet

    Earthbody-Entry Sunday-18-Mar-1877

    Earthbody-Exit 03-Jan-1945 (age 67)


    The Sleeping Prophet Clairsentient Reader * 1877-1945 * Edgar Cayce

    birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Cayce * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

    charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti Star * time of birth from Cayce reading 254-2

    Rising Nakshatra

    Masculine Nativities

    Uttarazadha * Vaizva

    • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

    BPL commentary:

    For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

    Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, speculators, brilliant dramatists, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poetic romantics, and game-players may be especially influential.

    Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Nunki

    "A very good, honest, and sincere character...

    A peace loving disposition.

    • Very intelligent and wise.

    • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

    Eager to live and let live.

    • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

    A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

    • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

    • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."

    Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


    CayceEdgar_photo.jpgZukra Mahadasha

    18-Mar-1877 Earthbody-Entry * Zukra-Zukra period * Zukra yogakaraka

    1890 (age 13) baptized by immersion * Zukra-Shani period

    Surya Mahadasha

    1900 (age 23) violent headaches, lost nearly 30% of bodyweight, and severe throat ailment causes year-long loss of voice * Surya-Budha period * rogesha-6 Budha ailments

    1901 (age 24) begins to give occult readings * Surya-Ketu period

    Chandra Mahadasha

    17-Jun-1903 (Edgar's age 27) marriage-1* Chandra-Chandra period * Chandra ruler of navamsha-7 * R-K samchara Kanya-Meena * contact navamsha R-K

    16-Mar-1907 (age 31) child-1 * Chandra-Shani period * Shani-lagnesha

    Mangala Mahadasha

    1926 (Edgar's age 49) decease of Mother Carrie Cayce * Rahu-Shani period * Shani produces effect of Zukra rules 7th-from-Chandra

    1937 (Edgar's age 60) decease of Father Leslie Cayce * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala rules 2nd-from-Surya , chidra-dasha

    Rahu Mahadasha

    Guru mahadasha

    03-Jan-1945 (age 67) Lightbody Lift-off * Guru- Ketu period * Ketu chidrakaraka

    "All souls were created in the beginning, and are finding their way back to whence they came." ~~ [Cayce Reading 3744-5]

    Distinctive Features of the Nativity

    The medical information received via Cayce's clairaudient readings set in motion a new medical paradigm in the electrified portions of the Western hemisphere. Yet personally, Cayce was often frustrated with the lack of coherent results from his many schemes and ideas. In fact he was somewhat impatient and temperamental when not in trance.

    Cayce was a simple man from a simple cultural background that valued simple principles of living and tangible results for effort. (Lagnesha Shani)

    He embraced the fundamentalist Presbyterian faith of his folk, but came to despair of the legitimacy of the cheerfully oversimplified doctrine he had received. During his clairaudient healing career he suffered much conflict (Shani-Rahu) between his received, folk Christian doctrine vs. the wildly adventurous and taboo-breaking philosophy emitting from Rahu.

    The clairaudiently channeled spiritual worldview that he produced seemed to contradict, indeed insult, the humble biblical orthodoxy with which he was raised, which he trusted, and which showed the only path he knew toward inner peace.

    Yet practically every word of his powerfully intuitive readings revealed a cosmos vastly larger, older, and more complex than the simple version of history offered in his cherished holy book. (Shani-Rahu-Zukra-Budha-Kumbha , cosmos)

    Lucifer, taught to Cayce as the devil, emerged as a being of Light (according to Lucis, named Light). The greater reality which Cayce was chosen to expose to the common folk indeed did seem anti-religious, and Cayce wanted to recover the security of his childhood as a humble, orthodox believer.

    Doctrinally he faced a very complex situation. Cayce had much polarizing catalysis to maintain the "fundamentalist" scriptural interpretations of his childhood due to a very complex bhava-2 * knowledge lineage treasuries * that contains rulers of six bhava plus Rahu.


    Surya * pitrikaraka

    randhresha-8 identity transformation

    Cayce's father Surya-3 was a jack-of-all trades and latterly an insurance salesman (3) while Cayce's main profession was photographer (Surya-light-3). Father was a significant energy source for Edgar. Cayce's father lived long and died when Edgar Cayce was 60. Edgar Cayce died age 67.

    Surya rules Uttara-azadha nakshatra and Surya rules-8 for the Makara lagna. No matter Surya's rashi or bhava, for the Uttara-azadha native Surya plays a definitive role usually involving occult matters and often pouring light into what had been a dark, lightless place. Cayce channeled the bright light of truth for many years during exceptionally dark times of the Great Depression + the terrible violence of World-War-2.

    Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

    Hailing from the barely literate (and thus highly intuitive) Appalachian hill farming district in the latter 1800's, Edgar Cayce was familiar with an array of home cures. His maternal grandfather was a gifted dowser.

    Via the intuitive readings, and on the basis of his farm-life understanding of remedies (Chandra-4) Cayce was instrumental in the cultural process of reinterpreting the rural American farm tradition of plant-based remedies and food cures.

    In addition to subsistence farming in 19th century Kentucky, his father sold insurance and his mother taught community Sunday-School . Chandra-4 = mother school teacher.

    Chandra-4 home-cures; Karakamsha Mesha-4 home-cures, folk traditions, folk religion.

    maternal grandfather-farmer; was a dowser 9th-from-Chandra = Guru-yuti-Mangala-12 gift of spiritual guidance

    Makara swamsha sets the time of marriage Chandra-Chandra period.

    Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

    Significant Kuja-dosha from Kuja-12

    Kuja energy. Clairaudient healer Edgar Cayce opened up a vast new world of energy medicine in the 1920's.

    Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

    rogesha-6 (medicine) Budha

    Cayce helped thousands find relief from suffering, including relief from terminal disease and disabling injury.

    Within much of the North American new age healing community, Edgar Cayce is lauded as the Euro-culture Father of New Age Medicine

    rogesha-6 Budha medical services; serves the conflicted and the exploited

    Cayce was the subject of much argument by conventional medical-men regarding the viability of his channeled cures. Typical of the profession, the doctors were prone to reject the cures not due to a lack of efficacy (the cures worked) but because the mechanism could not be explained.

    dharmesha-9 Budha * Beliefs + Zukra-yuti-Shani + Rahu

    notoriously struggled throughout his life with the conflict between two doctrines. In waking life, he was fully devoted to a culturally embedded fundamentalist protestant Christian doctrine. Yet in trance, he produced voluminous teachings on higher cosmology and vast historical knowledge which sometimes contradicted the narrower view of his waking catechism.

    Budha rules bhava-9 paradigms of belief, sacred teachings, doctrine. Budha-yuti-Rahu opportunistic use of knowledge base (2) AND Budha-yuti-Shani resistance to change in the knowledge base (2). Edgar Cayce was a Sunday-School teacher, a father, a transmitter of knowledge from mystical sources.

    Like nearly all of the Scots-Irish American settlers of Appalachia, his folk were Presbyterian Christian tobacco farmers.

    Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka resides in 12 rules 12

    Guru rules Arudha lagna = bhava-3 announcements, reports.

    Via clairaudient instruction from Source, Cayce's "readings " (announcements from Source) transformed the healing properties of common foods and minerals (Vrischika) into the exciting volume of knowledge called new-age medicine.

    The healings achieved via the clairaudiently received instructions were documented as effective in most cases where the instructions were followed correctly. Particularly notable cures were recorded in hopeless cases where the patients had been abandoned by their doctors. Yet Cayce's techniques were disparaged by the conventional medical establishment.

    Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka



    Zukra the Balancer the Medium

    Zukra karmesha rules karmasthana-10

    Zukra rules 10th navamsha

    National fame and a demanding workload in the service of presidents, plutocrats, and ailing folks

    Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


    Shani rules 12-clairsentience, ancestor guides, private prayer, trance states. Cayce was a brilliant clairaudient who revealed treasuries (2) of previously hidden medical, historic, and psychic knowledge

    Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

    Cayce stunned his audience with a treasury of truly exotic (Rahu) information delivered by extraterrestrial extra-dimensional sources through his speech apparatus (2) while he was in a sleeping state (Rahu-yuti-Budha vyayapathi)

    Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

    • Ketu in classroom-8 * well-placed * disregards occult boundaries, absent from coverage (increases transparency), vacuous initiations, irrelevance of non-disclosure
    • Ketu-Singha * incomplete entitlement

    ~~ Thomas Sugrue, There is a River. p 237-238

    "In this we see the plan of development of those individuals set upon this plane,

    meaning the ability to enter again into the presence of the Creator

    and become a full part of that creation"

    "an increasing ability to serve is the only reliable sign of spiritual progress "


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