Sunday, July 8, 2012
EDGAR CAYCE ON SPACE TRAVEL
The term UFO or flying saucer had not been coined before Edgar Cayce's death in 1945, for it was not until the late 1940s that the first reports of UFO sightings were made. Hence, no questions on this topic appear in the Cayce readings.
Nonetheless, several readings refer to space travel, often in connection with Atlantis, notes Doug Richards, co-author of Mysteries of Atlantis Revisited and former research director for Atlantic University. For example, a man in 1938 was told in reading 1681-1 that he had been in Atlantis, working as "the keeper of the portals as well as the messages that were received from the visitation of those from the outer spheres." He later directed an expedition of Atlanteans, "leaving for the many varied lands just before the breaking up of the Atlantean land" - expeditions "to the Pyrenees and to the Yucatan and to the land of Og."
A woman was told in reading 1616-1 that she had been a Mayan priestess living in the Yucatan region of Mexico when there were "those that were visiting from other worlds or planets. The entity journeyed with those from her own abode."
Edgar Cayce's secretary, Gladys Davis, years later inserted a note at this point: "Space ships, flying saucers?"
A man in 1939 was told in reading 1859-1 that he had been an Atlantean who had lived in the Yucatan, the Pyrenees, and Egypt, and that "the manners of transportation, the manners of communications through the airships of that period were such as Ezekiel described of a much later date." Ezekiel (1:4) says "a great whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire."
In 1927 a man who asked for an interpretation of a dream, about what sounded like a rocketship, was told in reading 39-3 that it symbolized "the impelling force that drives the body and the mind through those spaces necessary to make the individual one in all of its applications in the various fields of endeavor." In applying this, the reading added, the entity would learn what is necessary "to bring about the changes in mechanical appliance of that force known as the earth-side force as has been applied in eons ago to those crafts that soared through the ether."
In 1933 a member of the first Search for God study group asked Mr. Cayce. "One night some weeks ago I saw floating above my head in space an exceedingly bright sphere or planet. It seemed to be moving within itself as well as through space. Please interpret this to me."
The reading 262-40, suggested that it was a sign of growing awareness of "the very lessons, the very truths that are being given out, that are to be made manifest in the experiences of selves and in the lives and experience of others.
'So, in the vision seen, it is the world without and the world within - their movements as one coordinating with the other, the brightness of the orb itself as reflecting that which is the movement within self, that makes for the shedding abroad of the light, the understanding, the enlightenment that is obtained from within."
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