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Term: Edgar Cayce

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Edgar Cayce:

(1877–1945) An American psychic known as the "Sleeping Prophet" due to his delivery of thousands of readings during a trance-like state. The founder of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, many of his readings gave unorthodox healing methods that many people claim are highly effective. Although a Christian, many of his channelings are decidedly non-orthodox, including a belief in reincarnation. He also gave information on Atlantis, wars, the end of the world, etc. Many of his ideas were accepted as part of what later became the New Age Movement. As with most people called psychics, some skeptics have denounced him. Others have pointed out that his belief in five human races, following in the teachings of Madame Blavatsky, was endemic to the times, allowing for the acceptance of racism, anti-Semitism, etc.




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Quartz Crystals
Why use quartz crystals? What is it about them above all other stones that makes them so special? Quartz crystals have been used since ancient times as powerful healing objects and meditation tools, and to make medicinal elixirs. Wise adepts have ...
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