The Edgar Cayce Primer, by Herbert B. Puryear

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.

The Edgar Cayce Primer: Discovering the Path to Self Transformation

  • 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

Edgar Cayce Quote on the Akashic Records

“Upon time and space is written the thoughts, the deeds, the activities of an entity – as in relationships to its environs, its hereditary influence; as is directed – or judgement drawn by or according to what the entity’s ideal is.

Hence, as it has been oft called, the record is God’s book of remembrance, and each entity, each soul – as the activities of a single day of an entity in the material world – either makes same good or bad or indifferent, depending upon the entity’s application of self towards that which is the ideal manner for the use of time, opportunity and the Expression of that for which each soul enters  material manifestation.

The interpretation then as drawn here is with the desire and hope that, in opening this for the entity, the experience may be one of helpfulness and hopefulness.”

— Edgar Cayce, Akashic Record Reader, in Reading 1650-1

Edgar Cayce Quote on Success versus Family

But the entity should know there is more to life than to live, and a success must be one in which the entity may grow in understanding and in knowledge. It must be one in which grace and mercy and truth have been and are the directing activities; else regrets, in the home, in the associations, may be the part of the entity’s experience.
Keep self, then, well balanced. Budget thy time more . . .
For he that makes material gains at the expense of home or of opportunities and obligations with his own family does so to his own undoing.

Reading 1901-1

Edgar Cayce biography: The Sleeping Prophet

This fascinating biography of Edgar Cayce, written by on the country’s foremost authorities on metaphysics, reached the No. 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Edgar Cayce’s more than 14,000 readings are preserved at the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E), Inc., in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet,
by Jess StearnThis biography is constantly being reprinted – that’s how popular it is. It’s currently in in it’s twelfth reprint.

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records: The Book of Life

The psychic talents of Edgar Cayce worked through two sources: the subconscious of the person who came to him for a reading, and what’s called the Akashic Records. The term is borrowed from theosophy, where it stands for the memory of nature, or the book of life.

This book is a selection of quotes from the Edgar Cayce readings and answers questions about karma and reincarnation, by going into the past lives of many of the people who came to Cayce for readings.

Kevin J. Todeshi once again did a great job selecting the best examples about this topic for this book.

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records: The Book of Life

Edgar Cayce Quotes on spiritual growth and personal development

If the Mind dwells upon the spiritual things, then it follows that it becomes what it has dwelt upon, what it has lived upon, what it has made itself a portion of.

But if the Mind dwells upon self-indulgences, self-aggrandizement, self-exaltation, selfishness in any of its forms, in any of its variations, then it has set itself at variance to that First Cause: and we have that entered in as from the beginning, that of making will–through the Mind–at variance to Creative Forces before it has come into the movements of matter that we know as physical, material.

EC262-78 (Edgar Cayce)

There may be different channels of approach, yes. For not all peoples walked in the field when the wheat was ripe. Neither did all stand at the tomb when Lazarus was called forth. Neither were they all present when He walked on the water, nor when He fed the five thousand, nor when He hung on the Cross. Yet each experience answered, and does answer to something within each individual soul-entity. For each soul is a corpuscle in the body of God.

Reading 3395-2 (Edgar Cayce)

Being Kind Not in some great deed of heroism; not in some great speech or act that may be pointed to with pride-but rather in the little kindnesses from day to day …

Reading 3795-1 (Edgar Cayce)

Soul development should take precedence over all things.

(3357-2) (Edgar Cayce)

Do not work self into a state of over-anxiety at the changes that will be found, or attempt to use up the strength and vitality … Forget not the sources of thine inspiration …

Reading 480-11 (Edgar Cayce)

The first lesson for six months should be

One-One-One- One;

Oneness of God, oneness of man’s relation, oneness of force, oneness of time, oneness of purpose, Oneness in every effort-

Oneness- Oneness!

Reading 900-429 (Edgar Cayce)

Edgar Cayce Quotes on Meditation

These, as we find, are slow, yet sure, if there will be kept, not only the corrections made occasionally, once a month or such, might be the more often but the meditation; and in the meditation, don’t meditate upon, but listen to the voice within. For prayer is supplication for direction, for understanding. Meditation is listening to the Divine within.

Cayce Reading 1861-19

“Meditate … in the inner secrets of the consciousness, and the cells in the body become aware of the awakening of the life….
“In the mind, the cells of the mind become aware of the life in the spirit.”
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must do so in spirit….”

Cayce Reading 5752-3

[What is meditation?]
It is not musing, not daydreaming; but as ye find you bodies made up of the physical, mental and spiritual, it is the attuning of the mental body and the physical body to its spiritual source.

Cayce Reading 281-41 (Edgar Cayce)