I bought this book to get a grip on Edgar Cayce. In that sense it’s a good buy: the themes Edgar Cayce talked about in his readings are explained very well. However, I expected these explanations to be based mostly on Edgar Cayce quotes, and that is not what this is.
It’s really Herbert B. Puryear’s (PHD) explanation of Edgar Cayce’s talk, with a quote every few pages at most. In that sense it’s a bit meager: after all, aside from the reputation of the author, I have no reason to trust that this is really what Edgar Cayce channeled. There is just not enough source referencing. The book does include a good index.
If you want a decent explanation and introduction into Edgar Cayce’s thought, the Edgar Cayce Primer is a good buy. If you want to know what Edgar Cayce actually said, it’s not. There’s definitely room in the market for a book that introduces the sleeping prophet in his own words. Though, I have to admit, his words do often sound rather dated. In other words: he’s not the easiest person to quote, making the ideal Edgar Cayce primer hard to compile. Still, I would buy a book like that – in fact, that’s what I thought I was buying when I got this book.
Themes covered include: how clairvoyance and channeling works, the relationship of mankind to God, the soul, Oneness, Love, time, space, patience, karma, grace, free will, ideals, soul development, prayer, meditation, decision making, holistic healing, sexuality, Christianity and the occult, good and evil, and Jesus Christ.
- Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; New edition edition (February 1, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 055325278X
- ISBN-13: 978-0553252781
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.8 inches