The Man From Kentucky

Draped from Louisville’s tallest buildings are multi-story banners paying tribute to some of Kentucky’s finest: Diane Sawyer, Pee Wee Reese, Muhammad Ali, among others. I’d like to propose that Edgar Cayce, a Bluegrass State-born farm boy who went on to become the “grandfather” of modern day psychic abilities, be given similar recognition. For, his life was amazing.

Born in 1877 near Hopkinsville, Cayce never completed high school, as the teen was needed to help out on the family farm. Yet, during his lifetime, he impacted the lives of thousands of individuals who contacted him for psychic counseling. Cayce conducted his first “reading” in March 1901, when he went into a deep, self-induced trance to receive medical/health-related insights for a man who’d been suffering from a physical disorder. This eventually led to a global following, to include medical and spiritual professionals, and the establishment in 1931 of the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), based in Virginia Beach. This facility houses detailed descriptions and studies of Cayce’s sessions, most of which were conducted with clients not even present. After each consultation, he forwarded, via letter, his insights to those for whom he’d served. Cayce never claimed to be a medical doctor, nor did he ever perform any type of surgery. He provided detailed information as it related to a condition, so proper treatment could be received. The validations of his work are staggering.

In addition to readings related to health concerns, he also perceived global events, such as the stock market crash. He accomplished so much that his life journey is captured in no less than 300 different books. I just finished one, Edgar Cayce’s ESP, written by Kevin J. Todeschi, A.R.E.’s executive director and CEO.

Cayce died in 1945, but left behind a legacy that continues to touch countless lives, including mine.

Love and light,



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