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Edgar Cayce on the Book of Revelation

A Dream Interpretation of the Revelation

Through Cayce's otherworldly journeys, he learned the true interpretation of the Bible. According to
Cayce, the Bible is the symbolic account of the fall and restoration of the human soul to its divine origins.
Genesis is the symbolic testimony of humanity's fall from heaven and paradise lost. Revelation is the
symbolic testimony of humanity's restoration to heaven and paradise found.

The Book of Revelation was written by a man named John (possibly John the Apostle) toward the end of
his life. John records a vision he experiences, probably while dreaming or meditating. This vision contains
a tremendous amount of symbolism; the same kind of symbolism one would see in a dream, a vision of
the spirit world. In fact, the Book of Revelation contains the same symbolism found in the symbols in the
Prophet Daniel's dream. All Biblical dreams, such as those of Joseph, Gideon, Daniel, Paul, and Peter,
are very symbolic and therefore had a hidden spiritual meaning rather than a literal interpretation of the
symbols. Such is the case with the Book of Revelation.

During several of Cayce's journeys into the spirit realms, he was able to unlock the secrets to the
symbolism in the Book of Revelation. He gave a large amount of information specifically for the purpose
of discovering the book's hidden meaning.

Cayce described the true nature between humanity and God. Cayce revealed that humans actually have
three different dimensions of human awareness: the conscious mind (personality, the subconscious mind
(soul) and the superconscious mind (spirit). An important goal in everyone's life is to awaken our
superconscious mind to attain what Cayce called at-one-ment with God.
The superconscious mind is called by many names by many religions
in many different cultures. Some of these names are: Buddha
consciousness, Christ consciousness, the Collective Mind, the
Universal Mind, the Collective Unconsciousness, the Holy Spirit,
Brahman, God, the Clear White Light, Allah, Higher Self, the Mind of
Christ, etc.

Cayce's references to the Christ, the Christ consciousness and the

Mind of Christ has little to do with the personality known as Jesus.
Cayce revealed that Jesus became the Christ - a full manifestation of
the Christ consciousness - the perfect union of the human with the
divine. It is God's desire for all of humanity to become Christs (or
Buddhas if you live in the East). Such a condition will truly bring the
Kingdom of God to the Earth. Cayce revealed that the Book of
Revelation is the symbolic story of how humanity in general (and a
human in particular) attains this manifestation of the divine.

Cayce's symbolic interpretation about the Book of Revelation can be

contained in a book all by itself. In fact, a whole book has been written
about Cayce's interpretation of Revelation. It is entitled Edgar Cayce's
Commentary on the Revelation. There is also a video on this subject
from the ARE Foundation (the Cayce organization)

What follows is a very brief summary of the information he received.

Chapters 1-3: Letters to the Churches

Literal: John, on the island of Patmos, explains that he was in the
Spirit when Christ appears to him standing in the midst of seven
candlesticks. Christ then tells John to write down what he sees and hears concerning seven churches.

While in meditation, John's conscious mind becomes open to his subconscious mind and his
superconscious mind. The seven churches and the seven seals represent the seven spiritual centers (i.e.,
chakras) of the body where the physical, mental and spiritual forces all come together. The
superconscious mind within John, tells him that anyone who can regain control of these spiritual centers
within their bodies can access the superconscious mind and never need to reincarnate again (Rev.
3:12). Here is a table of the symbols:


Ephesus Gonads 1

Smyrna Ayden 2

Pergamos Adrenals 3

Thyatira Thymus 4
Sardis Thyroid 5

Philadelphia Pineal 6

Laodicea Pituitary 7

Chapter 4-11: Christ opens the seals of the book in heaven

Literal: John now appears at the throne of God and sees four beasts and twenty-four elders around it.
On the throne sits God who has a book with seven seals. John weeps when he learns that no one can
open the seals to the book. One of the elders tells John that Christ is able to open the seals. Christ then
opens the seals, resulting in many Earth changes. The seventh seal unleashes seven angels who sound
seven trumpets which are sounded one by one.

John has a mental awakening when he attains the spiritual level of
the superconscious mind, within the throne of his own body. The four
beasts are his four lower spiritual center's animalistic desires and the
twenty-four elders are the twenty-four nerves from his brain leading
to his five senses. The superconscious mind, is now in full control of
John's body. The body is symbolized as a book with seven seals
which "no one has the ability to open on his own" (Rev. 5:3). Only
through the development of the superconscious mind within a
person, can these spiritual centers within the body be opened (i.e.,
spiritually activated).

As each spiritual center within the body is activated, different parts of

the body are purified and upheavals of the body occur mentally,
physically, and spiritually. The superconscious mind spiritually
activates the seventh spiritual center (the Pituitary, the master gland
of the body). As a result of this, it becomes "quiet in heaven for one
half hour" (Rev. 8:1). This is symbolic of the perfect control of the
mind for one half hour through meditation. The following are some of the symbols of Revelation
interpreted by Cayce:


Paradise of God The original consciousness of humanity before its fall into

Tree of Life The spiritual centers of the body, such as the heart and the
pituitary, that becomes perfectly synchronized

Angel of the Church The intelligent force governing a spiritual center within the

Satan The force of self-centeredness, self-gratification, self-

indulgence, self-importance, self-righteousness, self-
consciousness, self-glorification, self-delusion, self-
condemnation, self, ego, the "false god," the "beast"

Book of Life The collective unconscious record (memory) of all souls

Earth The physical body

Mountain of fire striking The forces within the physical body which are constantly
the Earth warring within

New Jerusalem The superconscious mind awakened

Nakedness The exposure of faults

Seven lamps The wisdom of the seven spiritual centers within the body

Chapter 12-14: A woman, a dragon,

two beasts, and a lamb
Literal: John sees a woman with twelve stars about to bear a
child. Next to the woman is a dragon that is ready to devour the
child she is giving birth to. After the child is born, the child is taken
to the throne of God. Afterward, a war in heaven occurs and the
devil and his angels are cast out of heaven to Earth. John also sees
a beast rise out of the sea which the world worships. John then
sees a lamb on the Earth and angels proclaiming the fall of

John is shown a picture of the soul of humanity in its development since the days of eternity. The woman
symbolizes the soul of humanity crowned with twelve stars, the twelve basic patterns of human
personality as described in the zodiac. The child she bears is the conscious mind. As the conscious mind
is born, a rival force of the self occurs, which brings about recurring periods of rebellion in
humanity. Through divine intervention, the conscious mind is protected while the unconscious mind, from
which it sprung, is withdrawn below the conscious level. This is the same story as symbolized as the fall
of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Rebellion from the physical brings conflict into the soul but the
soul can remain above it by remaining concealed from the forces of self will.

The "beast rising out of the sea" is the selfish animalistic desires that arise which are capable of ruling
humanity. These desires spring from the self-will of the unspiritual intellect of humanity whom the world
worships as a symbol of material success. The human intellect, lacking spiritual orientation, cuts itself off
from all that is divine. The lamb that John sees are the forces of the superconscious mind in the world
going into action. "Babylon," the human desire for earthly riches and success in the gratification of the
flesh, begins to be destroyed as humans are shown the consequences of their prostitution of their higher

Seven candlesticks, Perfection, the divine number
seven spirits

Six Imperfection, the number for humanity

Mark of the beast The unevolved animalistic force within humans

Mark of the lamb The evolved divine force within humans

666 The unevolved animalistic force affecting the triune nature

of humans (body, mind, spirit)

Chapter 15-18: Seven angels, seven vials of seven plagues,

and a prostitute riding a seven-headed
Literal: John is shown seven angels each of whom holds a vial
containing a plague which they pour upon the Earth one at a time.
John then sees a woman sitting on a seven-headed beast with ten
horns. The woman wears on her forehead the name Mystery,
Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the
Earth. John is told the seven heads symbolize the seven
mountains on which the woman sits and the ten horns symbolize
ten kings. These make war against the lamb and the lamb conquers.

John is seeing within the soul of humanity, the collective unconscious, that the souls of individuals are
purified and tested on seven levels of consciousness symbolized by the seven plagues being poured out
by the seven angels. When all seven levels of consciousness have been purified, then and only then can
a person control the physical, mental, and spiritual forces within his body.

Physical diseases arise from the misuse of the forces and self-gratification of the flesh, wars against
universal truth. This brings about conflict in the world against groups and governments. The end of the
seven ordeals comes when humanity's social institutions and concepts collapse, leaving universal truth to
be realized.

The Prostitute of Babylon symbolizes humanity's desire lust for riches and gratification of the flesh. The
beast it rides on are man-made ideas stemming from self-gratification. It is explained to John that these
forces have taken control of the seven spiritual centers of the human body, thereby becoming possessed
and ruled. However, as the highest forces of evolving humanity overcome the forces of self, even the ten
basic urges of the body, symbolized by the ten horns, will in time fulfill the divine pattern. As the divine
nature in humanity becomes less realized, society is destroyed by its own hand through self-gratification.


Seven plagues The purification and tribulation experienced by souls in

order to overcome negative karma
Vials of God's wrath Karma, eye for an eye, sowing and reaping, the
consequences of our negative acts

Armageddon The spiritual conflict within humans

False prophet Self-delusion

Chapter 19-22: Rejoicing in heaven, the Devil thrown into a

bottomless pit, a new heaven and new Earth
Literal: John now sees much rejoicing in heaven and the appearance of Christ. An angel casts the devil
into a bottomless pit for one thousand years. John then sees a new heaven and a new Earth come into

What was the final salvation of the bodily, mental, and spiritual
forces described within John, now are shown to take place in
collective humanity. When humanity recognizes the divinity within
them as the controlling force in the world, and turns away from
their own selfish pattern of living for self alone, the old pattern
disappears and the Christ pattern emerges.

John is told that the merging of the evolved self with the divine
superconscious, which has taken place in John, must also take
place in all humanity (Rev. 19:7). The fulfilled pattern of evolved
humanity, the Christ (i.e., superconscious mind), is now shown in a position of power (the so-called
"second coming of Christ").

Now the archetype of humanity's continual rebellions, the self-willed intellect symbolized as the "devil", is
confined for a time in the collective unconscious mind. During this period of one thousand years (the 1000
year reign of Christ), only the evolved souls will be permitted to incarnate the Earth (Rev. 20:4). At the
end of this period, the remaining souls begin to incarnate, bringing with them their unsatisfied ambitions
and desires. This, of course, brings about the former conditions of imbalance (wars and plagues). These
conditions, all man-made, are now themselves eliminated and all mental forms and patterns not formed
by divine will are purged (Rev. 20:14).

The "new heaven and new Earth" John sees is humanity's perfected state of consciousness and
regenerated body. The human mind at this point is now one with the divine in the perfection of control and
is free from outside limitations. The human conscious mind merges with the superconscious mind.

John states that if anyone adds or takes away from this book, that person will experience the plagues in
this book. The book is the body, which is the vehicle for human experience in the world. Through it, the
lessons of the soul are learned. There can be no shortcuts or meanderings without dire consequences to
the body.


Marriage of the Lamb The union of the body and mind with the Christ

Word of God The Gnostic "logos," the Christ consciousness, the fully
evolved pattern for humanity

Lake of Fire The subconscious mind's area of repression, the "id"

The first resurrection The reincarnation of advanced souls to Earth

Gog and Magog Worldly influences

The dead in judgment Reincarnating souls

Hell Remorse, self-condemnation, guilt and frustration

The second death The destruction of all man-made unevolved conditions

12 tribes of Israel, 12 The 12 basic patterns of the human personality as revealed

gates, 12 angels, 12 in the Zodiac
foundations, 12

Temple of God The superconscious mind, the Christ consciousness

New Jerusalem The evolved soul in one-ness with divinity

"The conquering of self is truly greater than were

one to conquer many worlds." - Edgar Cayce

Cayce's Visions of the Future That are Yet to

The year the battle of Armageddon will occur in the spirit realm (may
be happening already)

Cayce predicted that the so-called "Battle of Armageddon" described symbolically

in the Bible would begin in 1999. Cayce foresaw that this "battle" will not be a war
fought on Earth. Rather, it will be a spiritual struggle between the "higher forces of light" and "lower forces
of darkness" for 1000 years of Earth time. The reason for this struggle is to prevent souls from lower
afterlife realms from reincarnating to Earth. By preventing souls from the lower afterlife realms from
reincarnating to Earth, only enlightened souls will be permitted to reincarnate. The result will be 1000
years of building a world of peace and enlightenment. After 1000 years, souls from lower afterlife realms
will be permitted once again to reincarnate to Earth. By this time, the so-called "kingdom of heaven" will
have been established on Earth.

The year of the second coming of Christ (may have already happened)
Cayce often maintained that humanity would soon experience a "day of reckoning." He predicted the year
of the second coming of Jesus to be 1998.

Critics who are not very familiar with the Cayce material have pointed out that 1998 has come and gone
and the second coming has not occurred. Such critics wrongly expect the second coming to happen when
Jesus appears in the sky with a chorus of angels while Gabriel blows a horn and dead bodies crawl out of
their graves. This idea of the resurrection was the result of a misunderstanding of the concept of
reincarnation - the ancient concept of birth and rebirth.

It is more logical and more realistic for Jesus to make his entrance the same way he did in his previous
life - rebirth. For this reason, I believe that Jesus has indeed returned just as Cayce foresaw. If my theory
is true then it means that Jesus is currently living on Earth as a young child. Here is why I believe my
theory is highly probable:

(1) Cayce has a good track record about his predictions - especially the major Earth-changing ones.

(2) Cayce was a very spiritual and religious person in love with Jesus. He actually met Jesus on occasion
during his afterlife sojourns and had a strong personal relationship with him.

(3) As a Christian "prophet", the second coming of Christ would be perhaps Cayce's most important
prophecy to make. It would seem highly unlikely that he would be so accurate on other prophecies and
not accurate on the event his heart was set on most.

(4) One particular NDE supports the idea that Jesus has already returned. Dr. Richard Eby had a NDE in
which he was told by Jesus that he would not die until Jesus returns. But on December 2, 2002, Eby
died. Thus, either Jesus is already here, or Dr. Eby and/or Jesus is lying. The lying theory seems

(5) One particular NDE supports the idea that Jesus is going to return very soon. Angie Fenimore was
also given information suggesting that Jesus is to return very soon, if he hasn't done so already. Notice
also that Fenimore agrees with Cayce about spiritual warfare going on now.

"Humanity is in the final moments before Jesus Christ returns to this Earth. The Earth is
being prepared for this event. The war between the forces of light and the forces of
darkness are growing so intense on Earth, humanity is in danger of being consumed by
the forces of darkness." (Angie Fenimore)

(6) There is an ancient prophecy that quite possibly supports Cayce's timeframe for the second coming
of Jesus. Nostradamus gave a prophecy that I believe refers to the reincarnation of Jesus. Here it is:

"In the year 1999 and seven months, from the sky will come the Great King of Terror. He
will bring back the great king of the Mongols. Both before and after this, war reigns
unrestrained." (Nostradamus)

(a) Here is my interpretation of this quatrain:

In the year 1999, the Great King of Terror (perhaps Jesus) will come from another dimension to be
reborn. Jesus will have the king of the Mongols (possibly Genghis Khan) be reincarnated. Before 1999
and after 1999, great wars will break out.

(b) Concerning the identity of the King of Terror:

Whenever the Bible refers to the "day of the Lord" or "the end of days" or the "end of the age," it always
refers to a period of fear, terror, judgment, fire, and brimstone. This is why I interpret the King of Terror to
be Jesus. The year 1998 that Cayce gave could be a reference to the conception of Jesus. The year
1999 that Nostradamus gave could be a reference to the birth of Jesus.

(c) Nostradamus gives anagrams for the names the three antichrists:

The Nostradamus quatrain above describes a king of the Mongols which may be a reference to the final
antichrist of which Nostradamus named three of them. They are: "Napaulon Roy" (i.e., Napoleon), "Hister"
(i.e., Hitler), and the final one Nostradamus named is "Mabus."

(d) Why did Nostradamus use heavy symbolism?:

Nostradamus was clever enough to give us the names in a way that we could recognize them without him
actually naming them. In his day, the penalty for being a prophet was death. This is why Nostradamus
cloaked and scrambled his prophecies in symbols and anagrams so that they can be hidden but still

(e) Nostradamus names the third antichrist:

The identity of "Mabus", the third antichrist, has baffled many Nostradamus buffs. Many current world
leaders have been suggested to be this Mabus. The identity of this antichrist may become known
someday soon - who knows? Here are some ideas from the leading Nostradamus scholar John Hogue.

More Cayce Prophecies for the Future

A new field of science will be developed based on a
psychic/spiritual phenomenon

Cayce predicted in September, 1939, that when there is the same interest or
study given to things or phases of mental and spiritual phenomena as has
been and is given to the materialized or material phenomena, then it will
become just as practical, as measurable, as meter-able, as any other phase
of human experience. Cayce did not specify a time frame, he specified a
condition, placing as much research emphasis on the spiritual/occult phenomena as material causation. It
would be nice to think that Cayce was referring to near-death research which would fit the description of
the science he is referring to. Until we know more in the future, we will have to assume that this prediction
is still pending.

A new discovery in astronomy will occur

Cayce provided a major clue that astronomers have not yet taken up: the discovery of the revolution of
the solar system around a star system composed of Arcturus and the Pleiades.

There is a possibility of a World War III

Cayce foresaw the possibility of a third world war. He spoke of strife arising near the Davis Straits, and in
Libya, and in Egypt, in Ankara, and in Syria; through the straits around those areas above Australia, in the
Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf.

Given the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the tensions in the Middle East right now, such a war could
certainly be a possibility.
Major archeological discoveries concerning human origins will be found

Cayce predicted that there will be three profound archeological discoveries of a very ancient and
important nature that will revolutionalize the way we understand human origins, cosmology and religion.
Cayce stated that this will occur when humanity reaches a higher level of spirituality. The three
repositories mentioned are in Egypt (near the Great Pyramid), the Bimini area (where the possible portion
of Atlantis has already been discovered), and the Yucatan (the location where the asteroid that killed off
the dinosaurs).

China will become a Christian nation

Cayce envisioned a future where China would be the:

"the cradle of Christianity as applied in the lives of men."

On the surface of it, this prediction appears to completely improbable. This prediction of Cayce's has
stumped a lot of people who are not familiar with the Cayce material. Some critics use this prediction to
show that Cayce is fallible. The answer to these critics is that, first of all, Cayce has already been shown
to be less than 100% in his predictions and there is no reason to believe that a person with Cayce's ability
have to be perfect in their predictions. This aside, those who are more knowledgeable about the Cayce
material knows that the brand of Christianity that Cayce affirmed to be the highest form of Christianity is
not modern or traditional Christianity, but rather Gnostic Christianity. This sect of Christians possessed
the secret teachings of Jesus that he did not reveal to the general public.

Gnostic Christianity resembles Buddhism more than it does traditional Christianity because it involves
reincarnation, the divine light within, and concepts that can found in near-death experiences.

One of the most respected scholars on the subject of Gnosticism is Elaine Pagels. She noted that the
similarities between Gnosticism and Buddhism have prompted some scholars to question their
interdependence and to wonder whether "...if the names were changed, the living Buddha appropriately
could say what the Gospel of Thomas attributes to the living Jesus." Although intriguing, she rightly
maintains that the evidence is inconclusive, since parallel traditions may emerge in different cultures
without direct influence. Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels, (New York: Random House, 1979, repr.
1989), xx-xxi

Since the Chinese communist government has stopped its cultural war against religion and democracy
and lifted the restriction on the practice of Buddhism, I see no reason to doubt that Chinese Buddhism will
one day become the "Cradle of Christianity."

Edgar Cayce on Meditation

The following is an excerpt from the late great Cayce scholar Elsie Sechrist's
book Meditation: Gateway to Light. More information concerning Cayce's
insights into meditation can be found at the Cayce research foundation

Prayer is speaking to God and mediation is listening to God. Mastering the

technique of meditation is not easy. There are three keys necessary to
succeed in meditation. The three keys to this door of communication with God
are sincerity, enthusiasm and perseverance.

As for sincerity, ask yourself these questions: Do I really know who and what
God is? Do I know him personally as a loving Father, or do I just know about him? More important, does
he know me? Are we on speaking terms, or do we just nod occasionally? If we find ourselves answering
in the negative to these questions, we may begin to realize how greatly we need him. His promise has
ever been that if we believe, live by his laws, he will aid us swiftly when we call, no matter where we
happen to be.

Enthusiasm is important because it is an inner fire, an inner light seeking its own source. In Webster's
dictionary, the origins of the Greek word "enthusiasm" meant to be "inspired, or possessed by a god." In
meditation, this inner fire stimulates every cell of the body and every reflex of the brain to listen. How do
we evoke enthusiasm for our search for God? By first examining those people who, from the beginning of
time, have found him. The Bible tells of man's experiences with God. Studying it in conjunction with efforts
at meditation and prayer awakens the necessary enthusiasm to begin.

Perseverance is perhaps the most difficult key. We need to keep on, day after day, in the effort to re-
establish our communion. When we first attempt to harness the thoughts, to control the body, to sit still,
we realize just how much the body controls us, mind and spirit.

The purification and control of the spiritual body takes place within
the endocrine glands, under the direction of the mind. The Cayce
readings and modern science concur that constructive thoughts and
emotions release healing hormones into the body and mind. But the
Cayce readings go further. They suggest that the endocrine glands
are the spiritual centers of the body and that through them our
spiritual forces find means of expression. Meditation is a key to
opening these spiritual centers.

These spiritual centers are: the sex glands, the Lyden gland, the
Adrenal glands, the Thymus, the Thyroid, the Pineal and the Pituitary
glands. The proper application of the energies illuminates them,
transforming the individual into a light in the world.

Ideals enter the mind when led by the spirit. The Cayce readings
remind us over and over again that mind is the builder, led by the
spirit we are entertaining, the spirit of God or the spirit of the devil -
self. What one thinks and eats, one becomes.

Spiritual cleansing begins when the mind is in accord with his spirit. It is across the bridge of the mind that
we pass, as we come to know God. Once a soul sets for itself an ideal which is spiritual in essence, every
cell in the body is made aware of this and changes begin to take place. Our seven spiritual centers
become the points of contact with the divine within; thus we experience a stepping-up of activity in all
these centers. We have redirected the use of this energy to its highest function. A refining process has
taken place in the body, a lifting of the rate of vibration; these centers now disseminate their energies and
hormones to the entire body.
As the individual sits in meditation, his mind focused on an affirmation (an ideal), spiritual energy begins
to move upward from the sexual glands. Usually, at this point, a pulsation may be felt at the end of the
spine. If the spiritual force has been able to rise unhindered and undefiled to the pineal and pituitary, one
may experience an incandescence as if the whole body had been filled with light and become

It is at the pineal center that we gradually become oriented to the Christ-presence, where we may even
receive the Mind of Christ, depending on the degree of the attunement.

This force then flows into the pituitary, from whence, being now in purified form, it flows downward,
cleansing and strengthening body and mind.

And Jesus also said, "He that believes on me, as the Scripture has said, out of his
belly shall flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38) The movement of these spiritual
forces in meditation are the rivers of living water.

The more we become able to still the conscious mind, the more trouble we can
expect from the subconscious mind, for it is the conscious mind of the soul. It, too,
must be purified. We have stimulated this area of the mind as a result of the ideal we
have upheld; attitudes and thoughts previously concealed in the subconscious rise to
the surface for examination. Symbols and old familiar scenes begin to flash before us
like pictures on a screen. However, this is still only the beginning of meditation. We
should not dwell too long on these pictures but press on to the silence. In other words, we must return
attention to the affirmation.

We may at this point be fascinated by the many faces appearing, or numerous pairs of eyes staring. We
may even hear our names called; we may feel as if we were in the midst of a crowd, listening to chatter
and laughter. We must not stop there, for we are not yet in real meditation. Of course, it is fascinating at
first, for it is an entirely new experience. The sounds, the voices, the pictures, the eyes and faces may all
belong to souls already in the beyond who, having seen the light pouring through the open door (the
spiritual center), have been attracted. It is much akin to the sensation of looking through a strange
keyhole, only to see another eye looking back. Intriguing, perhaps, but neither stands to gain much from
such a restricted encounter.

We must leave this entertainment behind and "press on to the mark of the high calling," his mark, the
superconscious mind, the Christ Consciousness, the Holy Spirit, the "hill of the Lord."

Spiritual height is reached by attunement to the Creative Forces in meditation. The release of energy
should never be forced by such methods as exercise, or holding the breath, or by focusing one's mind on
a special center, or by willing the center to open. When meditation is properly approached, these centers
will open voluntarily. The knowledge, power and illumination of the soul which accompany this opening
will then be concentrated on the good of others and not to one's own misdoing.

The opening of the centers should come only as a result of spiritual growth, not through any abnormal
means. Unless the power released is used to express his spirit with and for others, it will but inflame our
lower natures.

The glands of reproduction are the reservoirs of the life force. They house the creative energy of the
body. As the individual sits in silence, having lifted his mind by use of the Lord's Prayer (an excellent
affirmation), creative energy is released at this level. This energy now carries the stamp of the divine,
because both the purpose and the thought which released it were holy.

The Lyden gland, control-center of the soul's activity, opens its doors to this energy, enabling the mind of
the soul - the subconscious mind - to rise to the level of the pineal, seat of the Christ consciousness. This
energy is then transmitted to the other centers of the body by means of the pituitary. As it passes through
the centers, it illuminates them.
Meditation brings an increase in vigor and improved health. An expansion of consciousness is achieved,
and with this expansion comes the realization that we are in eternity now. The realization dawns that
indeed there is no death. The only real death is the separation in consciousness of the soul from God.
When this has been overcome there is no death, for consciousness is continuous in whatever realm one

Jesus said, "In my Father's house are many mansions." (John 14:2) These mansions
of God are afterlife levels of consciousness. Where is consciousness? Within the
bodies we now occupy, wherever we are. "For you are the temple of the living God;
as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and
they shall be my people." (2 Cor. 6:16)

Through meditation, we may become aware of these afterlife realms of

consciousness as in dreams. Therefore, whether we are on this Earth, or in another
afterlife realm, the "house of the Lord" is the shell which we occupy. For while God
wills that no soul shall perish, he will not force humankind to seek him.

Meditation Tips from Edgar Cayce

Meditation is the attuning of the mental and physical body to your spiritual source.

Meditation builds a protective barrier around yourself against harmful forces.

Meditation will help you manifest the fruits of the Holy Spirit and the white light of the

Meditation allows you to obtain information on any subject and the answer will come
from within.

Meditation is the way to at-one-ment with God.

Constant communication with God through meditation will result in spiritual guidance.

During meditation, you can increase the spiritual forces taking place within your inner

This is necessary to help you attune and become one with the Creative Force - just as
in the pitch of a song of praise.

Raise these spiritual forces in yourself and you will enter the presence of your Maker.

Attunement through meditation comes not above yourself - but within yourself.

No sacrifice is necessary except your desire to be one with God.

You will know within yourself when you are in an at-one-ment with God.

Read about the promises of Jesus in the book of John, chapters 14-17, to learn about
the spirit of light within you to help unlock your inner self.

Set definite time periods to listen to the voice of your Maker. Meditate either at 11:00
am to noon in the day or 11:00 pm to midnight in the evening. The best time is 2:00 am to
3:00 am in the morning. (For at least 30 minutes)

Meditate facing east (for polarity with the Earth) and in the same place each day.

For some people, the song of the spheres is necessary for their comfort in meditation
and to rest the senses.

Sit or lie in an easy position, without any binding garments around your body.

Sit as in readiness. Crucify desires within yourself. Turn yourself inward.

Quiet yourself mentally. Cleanse the inner room of your mind. No unkind thoughts are

Shut out all thoughts pertaining to activities or attributes of carnal forces.

The hands should always cross the solar plexus, the balancing between the forces of
the body, when meditating or seeking to open yourself to the unseen sources.

Never open yourself without surrounding yourself with the Christ Consciousness by
thought, by word of mouth, by impressing it upon yourself - also for protection.

Certain types of breathing are suggested, that there may be an even balance in the
respiratory system, that the circulation becomes normal in its flow through the body.

With low music or incantations, let yourself go deeper, to the seeing, feeling,
experiencing the creative forces of love and enter into the Holy of Holies.

Then listen to the music of your inner spiritual centers responding.

Enter in the closet of your inner self and pour out your self so that you may be filled
with the Spirit of God.

Find what is the impelling desire (i.e., your ideal) in your inner self - council with your

Make your will to be one with the whole.

In your temple, let the voice, the feeling, the spirit of your purpose be free in its
direction to yourself.

Meditate on the fruits of the Spirit in the inner secrets of the consciousness and the
cells in the body will become aware of the awakening of the life in their activity.

Only in patience can you become aware of your soul's activity.

Attune yourself almost in the same manner as you would tune a violin for harmony.

Seek God's face and God's ways. When you are fully attuned, let your intonations,
breathing, and posture be rather an outgrowth of your attunement.

As the body attunes itself, it may be a channel where there may be instant healing with
the laying on of hands.

Voices can be heard when attuning yourself during meditation.

Visualizing while attuned in meditation can influence others.

Many people meet their spirit guide during their first experience of meditation. Do not
be satisfied with a guide other than one from the Throne of Grace itself.

After raising your consciousness, God meets you in your own temple (the Holy of
Holies, the third eye).

No one can know attunement who has not developed their inner self.

If we fail to apply what is given us in meditation, the body will act!

"For life and death are one, and only those who will
consider the experience as one may come to
understand or comprehend what peace indeed
means." - Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce on Dreams

Cayce was able to obtain virtually an unlimited amount of knowledge on an
unlimited number of subjects. One of these subjects was dreams and dream
interpretation. Cayce was able to astound people by interpreting their dreams
and giving them insight into their psyche, lives and even past lives. Cayce
revealed that dreams are actually journeys into the spirit world.

Edgar Cayce once said, "Dreams, visions, impressions, to the entity in the
normal sleeping state are the presentations of the experiences necessary for
the development, if the entity would apply them in the physical life. These may
be taken as warnings, as advice, as conditions to be met, conditions to be
viewed in a way and manner as lessons, as truths, as they are presented in
the various ways and manners."

Each night the average person spends approximately ninety minutes in a dream state. Some of us can
remember all or most of our dreams, and others have trouble remembering even a snippet from one of
our nightly sojourns.

The dream state is an experimental playground which gives you a chance to explore and express
emotions without the usual inhibitions you may display in your waking life. Dreams provide an avenue of
expression for that part of yourself that knows both your history and your potential as a spiritual being.
They are another way the universe provides guidance about relationships, careers, and health problems.
Through dreams you may find answers to your spiritual questions and even receive encouragement to
some challenge in your life. While some dreams may allow you to release bottled emotions from your
day's activities, others can lead to profound insights in a psychological or
spiritual way.

However, Carl Jung said dreams are "the main source of all of our knowledge
about symbolism." This means that the messages you receive from your
dreams are expressed symbolically and must be interpreted to find their true

Mark Thurston, executive director for Edgar Cayce's research foundation and
author of the book, Dreams: Tonight's Answers for Tomorrow's Questions,
says, "A dream symbol is the very best way for your unconscious self to
communicate to your conscious self. The particular image chosen - be it an
object, a person, an animal, or whatever - has shades of meaning and
personal associations that make it the best communicator of some truth about

Ancient Chinese tradition held that it is your spiritual soul which creates your dreams and leaves the body
to travel to other realms and meet other souls. They and other ancient cultures, including the Greeks,
erected dream temples for seekers to find guidance about their lives. Many times purification rituals as
well as other rites of preparation were performed by the seeker prior to entering the temple and the dream
state. Upon awakening, the seeker consulted with the temple dream interpreters.

Cayce believed that our dreams serve several functions. Somatic dreams - dreams referring to the body -
are extremely important to be mindful of. Very often dreams will offer solutions to health problems. For
example, one man was plagued with food allergies for many years, but was unable to find the source of
his discomfort. Then one night he went to bed and he dreamed of a can of coffee. He quit drinking coffee
and his symptoms disappeared.

Jung says that rarely do the symbols in dreams have just one meaning. And when interpreting the
messages in your dreams, he suggests going with your first hunch, relying on your intuitive abilities,
before applying more rational methods of dream interpretation.

Cayce also believed that deceased friends and family members do occasionally visit us in our dream
state. These occurrences may offer direct communication with those people or allow us to resolve our
feelings about their death. The person may also represent some aspect of ourselves.

One man reports that occasionally he hears a voice in his dreams. This voice usually is loud and strong
and is not associated with any characters in his dreams. "Typically, I'm told something very specific to do
or not to do," he relates. "I know this is God speaking to me - loud and clear. And I know I'd better listen."

Morton Blumenthal, who received more dream interpretations from Cayce than
anyone else - often reported dreams of a disembodied voice, which offered
counsel. Cayce usually indicated this was input from the Creative Forces, God. For
example, in one dream, Blumenthal dreamt of a figure leading him by the hand, and
a voice which said, "The Lord will lead you - but you must ..." He had forgotten the
rest of what was said to him, but Cayce interpreted it as follows:

"As in this, as is seen, again and again, the entity receives that reassurance of the
higher forces guiding, guarding, and directing the entity in its actions, as it were,
with the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night."

Blumenthal also had a fascinating dream in which God came to visit him. To the
dreamer's surprise, God was a modern businessman. Cayce's interpretation pointed out that God was
someone with whom we can "do business." God is not only transcendent but also actively involved in
human affairs. It was a powerful message and, in a sense, a wonderful revelation from the divine.

More Cayce on Dreams

The following is an excerpt from the excellent book by Harmon Bro entitled Cayce on Dreams.

During the dreaming state of sleep, we experience the different levels of consciousness and receive input
from the different realms of the spirit world. Through dreaming, we have special access to our spirit within.
According to the Cayce readings, there is not a question we can ask which cannot be answered from the
depths of our inner consciousness when the proper attunement is made.

A dream may be of a physical, mental, or spiritual nature and may deal with all manner of psychic
manifestations. These include telepathy, clairvoyance, prophetic visions, out of body traveling,
remembrance of past lives, communication with beings in other realms including deceased friends and
relatives, spirit guides, angels, Christ, and even the voice of God. Dreams can also give invaluable
information on the status of the body.

All subconscious minds are in contact with one another.

Through the subconscious, dreams may place us in
attunement with those in the physical realm or those in the
spiritual realm. We may be visited in the night by discarnate
entities for many reasons: they may seek to give us assurance
about their well-being in other realms of existence; they may
come seeking our aid through prayer; they may come to bring
us information which may be very helpful or limited; or they
may come to influence us with their own desires or
perspectives, which may be helpful or harmful. For example,
there are dream reports of deceased relatives appearing and
giving instructions about where to find a will or a lost object.

The events we experience in the third-dimension are, as it

were, a "past condition" because this dimension is simply a
projection or a reflection of what is being built at another
higher level. Therefore, when we tune into these higher levels,
as we may in dreams, we become aware of what is being built, and what may be projected into the
physical in the future. Nothing of importance happens to us that is not foreshadowed in our dreams.
Which is not to say that all dreams are precognitive or that the exact detail of everything we experience is
given earlier in dreams. However, the word "foreshadowed" suggests that we may glimpse and be
warned of what we are building now which may come into manifestation later. We call these dreams
"precognitive" or "prophetic."

Just as the angels spoke to people in dreams in the times of the Bible, the spirit world still speaks to
people to this day. Some people came to Cayce with dreams of Christ. None was told that it was simply
his imagination, but all were assured they were indeed in touch with him.

There is no dimension of human life, whether social, financial, emotional or physical, mental or spiritual
with which the dream may not on occasion deal. Dreams may encourage or reprimand, instruct or
deceive, inspire or seduce, guide or confuse. The potential for an immense array of experiences in
consciousness is always there. What we actually receive depends upon our attitudes, motivations, the
measure of our attunement, and the extent to which we have made applicable what was received in
earlier dreams and in waking experiences.

Many people came to Cayce to have their dreams interpreted. An example was the dream of a young
man about his father-in-law, who had recently taken his own life. In the dream a voice commented:

"He is the most uncomfortable fellow in the world."

Then the dreamer was shown his own baby crying for food. The image was to convey the dead man's
hunger for guidance and spiritual sustenance, said Cayce. The next night the dreamer heard the man's
own voice, together with "a wandering impression of restlessness." The voice said:

"I seek rest. I want to leave and be with my family down there."

Again Cayce said the dream contact had been authentic, showing the dreamer how much his prayers
were needed for the father-in-law, who was still an "earthbound" discarnate. He added that the reason
the discarnate was turning towards people in earthly life was that "the lessons are learned from that
realm, see?" It was a point Cayce often made, that souls who had once entered the Earth had to learn
their final lessons in the Earth, where will is called into play in a fashion different from existence on other

Yet contact between the dead and the living can be joyous. Sometimes it occurs because the dead want
to show the living what death is like, to take away their fear and grief. Exploring the possible reality of
such contact, one dreamer had her side pinched by a discarnate friend, so vividly that she screamed in
fright, while another had his toe pulled when he asked for it - and did not ask again.

One dream took a man inside the brain of a woman dying of cancer, a relative, and showed him precisely
what a relief death was, when it finally came. A later dream also showed him how a soul feels when
awakening to consciousness after death.

Discarnates are not only rewarded by recognition from the living, they can experience the joy of teaching
the living. They can also, in relatively unusual cases, work directly with the living for the fulfillment of
worthy causes. The dead differ from the living only in this respect: they are in a permanently
subconscious state because the conscious mind of the physical body no longer exists. But the body is an
expendable shell, and all else is intact. On the astral level of existence, the subconscious mind replaces
the conscious mind of the soul, and the superconscious replaces the subconscious.
Hence, in dreams, we find that communication with those who have passed on is more logical than the
average person is able to comprehend. The following are more excerpts from spirit communications in
dreams as told to Edgar Cayce and interpreted: One man related to Cayce:

"Both my mother and father [deceased] came to me and were so glad to see me, but then they told me
my sister had committed suicide."

Cayce replied in trance:

"This dream presents to the entity, through the mother and father both dead, the thoughts being
entertained by the sister because of dissatisfaction to meet properly the conditions in her life. And as
seen, the father and mother depend upon you to so instruct, to so direct, and to so counsel your sister.
Give the sister spiritual counsel so that she may better understand, thereby enabling her to grow;
otherwise, detrimental experiences will destroy her. Suicide is in her mind. Remember, too, that thoughts
are deeds in the mental realm, and they increase or mar the activities of the higher self." [136-70]

A woman related to Cayce this dream:

"I dreamed my mother told me I should warn Aunt Helen against an accident between an automobile and
a streetcar. My mother then became ill."

Cayce replied in trance:

"This is a warning. Tell Aunt Helen about it. If she observes the warning, and stays out of automobiles
and streetcars until the waning of the moon, it will not happen. Warn her, then, for this is a direct
communication from one in the spiritual realm to one in the physical realm. This attunement is made
when the conscious mind is subjugated, as in meditation or in sleep, and an attunement with the universal
forces is established. This is also an illustration of the ability of those in the spiritual realm to see the
future." [136-48]

Perhaps the most common dream experience in spirit communication according to Cayce is related by
the message which in essence says:

"I am fine and happy. Your grief, however, is holding me back and making me sad. You can help me
greatly by trying to overcome your sorrow. You must stop grieving!"

Dream Analysis Tips from Edgar Cayce

Keep a notebook beside the bed. Record your dreams as soon as possible after

Suggest to yourself every night as you fall asleep, "I will remember my dreams."

If you wake during the night, write down the main symbols, and the entire dream will
usually come back in the morning.

Practice keen observation in your dreams through self-suggestion prior to sleep.

Look for these components in your dreams: the setting, the people, the action, the
color, the feeling, and the words.

Work on analyzing your dreams every day, otherwise their progression will be difficult
to assess.

If dreams are illogical, three reasons are possible:

(1) Only the fragments of the dream have been recalled.

(2) The dream is reflecting something illogical in the dreamer's life.
(3) Mental blocks have erased your recall.

If you are unable to decipher an important dream, suggest to yourself, before your next
sleep, that the dream repeat itself more clearly.

Nightmares, which bring with them an inability to move or cry out, usually indicate the
wrong diet. To end the nightmarish dreams change your diet.

Dreams that are unchanged through the years indicate the dreamer's resistance to

Dreams of ill health can be either literal or symbolic warnings.

When a problem confronts you, ask by prayer for guidance to be sent to you through
your dreams.

Be practical in your interpretations. Always look first for a lesson. What have you
refused to face or been ignoring?

Observe carefully recurrent dreams, as well as the serially progressive ones. These
often illustrate progress or failure.

Dreams are the reaction of the inner self to daytime activity and often show the way
out of the dilemma. So relate them to current activity, because dreams may be
retrospective as well as prospective.

Dreams come to guide and help, not to amuse. They direct your attention to errors of
omission and commission and offer encouragement for right endeavors. They also give
us the opportunity to pray for others and to help them bear their burdens.

If you receive an unusual message, reduce it to common terms. See if the symbolism
of the Bible can be of help in interpreting the dream.

Look for past-life experiences in your dreams. These manifest themselves not only in
color, but in the proper costume and setting of their period. They come to warn you
against repeating the same old mistakes; to explain your relationship and reactions to
certain people and places; to reduce your confusions; to enable you to better understand

Do not fear conversation with the so-called "dead" in dreams. If the communication is
one-sided, it denotes telepathy. If both participate, it may be an actual encounter of
bodiless consciousness.

Dreams are primarily about self. Only a few dreams relate to family, friends, and world
Watch for mental telepathy in dreams.

Remember, persistence is necessary to learn any new language, and dream symbols
are the forgotten language of the subconscious.

Give daily thanks to God for all things and use daily prayer to improve the quality and
reception of your dreams.

Other Dream Information

Cayce's dream interpretation of the Book of Revelation

The dream and afterlife connection
A dream induced near-death experience
Kevin Williams' after-death communication dream

How to Interpret Your Dreams

It would seem that sensory experiences are permanently
recorded by our subconscious mind, even though we
remain consciously unaware of them. Under hypnosis,
eyewitnesses to a crime are able to recall detailed facts
that they had previously been unable to remember.
Asleep or awake, the subconscious, like the tape
recorder, registers continuously. This is because the
senses are awarenesses of the inner self which never
sleeps. This may also explain why associations with some
symbols appearing in dreams are difficult to interpret –
they are not consciously observed.

Dreams symbols, such as a house, a bird, or a friend, always represent much more than that which first
meets the eye. This is why the beginner can benefit from help received from those who have made a
serious study of dreams. Carl Jung voiced much the same thought when he said that, if one understands
symbols, one can understand the dream as much by empathy as by formal analysis.

The ideal, however, is for the individual himself to learn to understand his dreams by writing them down.
Dreams are more easily understood in series. Dream researchers have discovered that three or even four
of the dreams each night often relate to the same basic problem or subject, but in different symbols.

It is also helpful not only to pray for guidance, but also to learn to meditate. Meditation, which is the art of
listening with the ego subdued, improves the clarity of dreams, expands the consciousness, and
encourages extrasensory perceptions by breaking down the barriers between the conscious mind and the
subconscious and superconscious.

Perhaps the most fundamental aspect of symbology is that it is a universal language, teaching and
preserving permanent basic truths. What shorthand is to words, symbology is to ideas. This is especially
true of religious concepts.
According to Edgar Cayce, the Book of Revelation is a compilation of the Apostle John's dreams and
visions while he was in exile. It illustrates his growth in consciousness as he sought, through meditation
and prayer, to fully comprehend the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in his life.

The following are many of the dreams symbols Cayce encountered from all those who came to him to
have their dreams interpreted. Each dream symbol and its meaning are given. If you cannot find the
dream symbol in the list below, visit the Edgar Cayce Dream Dictionary website.

Dream Symbol Index

Situations Body Clothing

Vehicles Buildings In the House

Nature Animals Birds

Trees Flowers Numbers

Colors Miscellaneous

"Each soul enters with a mission. We all have a

mission to perform." - Edgar Cayce