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Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) has been called the “sleeping prophet,” the “father of holistic medicine,” and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave psychic “readings” to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come. But who, exactly, was Edgar Cayce?

Cayce was born on a farm in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1877, and his psychic abilities began to appear as early as his childhood. He was able to see and talk to his late grandfather’s spirit, and often played with “imaginary friends” whom he said were spirits on the other side. He also displayed an uncanny ability to memorize the pages of a book simply by sleeping on it. These gifts labeled the young Cayce as strange, but all Cayce really wanted was to help others, especially children.

Later in life, Cayce would find that he had the ability to put himself into a sleep-like state by lying down on a couch, closing his eyes, and folding his hands over his stomach. In this state of relaxation and meditation, he was able to place his mind in contact with all time and space — the universal consciousness, also known as the super-conscious mind. From there, he could respond to questions as broad as, “What are the secrets of the universe?” and “What is my purpose in life?” to as specific as, “What can I do to help my arthritis?” and “How were the pyramids of Egypt built? His responses to these questions came to be called “readings,” and their insights offer practical help and advice to individuals even today.

Many people are surprised to learn that Edgar Cayce was a devoted churchgoer and Sunday school teacher. At a young age, Cayce vowed to read the Bible for every year of his life, and at the time of his death in 1945, he had accomplished this task. Perhaps the readings said it best, when asked how to become psychic, Cayce’s advice was to become more spiritual.

Although Cayce died more than 60 years ago, the timeliness of the material in the readings — with subjects like how to discovering your mission in life, developing your intuition, exploring ancient mysteries, and taking responsibility for your health — is evidenced by the hundreds of books that have been written on the various aspects of this work as well as the dozen or so titles focusing on Cayce’s life itself. Together, these books contain information so valuable that even Edgar Cayce himself might have hesitated to predict their impact on the contemporary world. In 1945, the year of his passing, who could have known that terms such as “meditation,” “Akashic records,” “spiritual growth,” “auras,” “soul mates,” and “holistic health” would become household words to millions?

The majority of Edgar Cayce’s readings deal with holistic health and the treatment of illness. As it was at the time Cayce was giving readings, still today, individuals from all walks of life and belief receive physical relief from illnesses or ailments through information given in the readings — some readings were given as far back as 100 years ago! Yet, although best known for this material, the sleeping Cayce did not seem to be limited to concerns about the physical body. In fact, in their entirety, the readings discuss an astonishing 10,000 different topics. This vast array of subject matter can be narrowed down into a smaller group of topics that, when compiled together, deal with the following five categories: (1) Health-Related Information; (2) Philosophy and Reincarnation; (3) Dreams and Dream Interpretation; (4) ESP and Psychic Phenomena; and (5) Spiritual Growth, Meditation, and Prayer.

from:  http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/edgarcayce.aspx

 

Edgar Cayce was an American who claimed to be a psychic. He had demonstrated an ability to channel answers to questions on subjects such as health or Atlantis, while in a self-induced trance. Though Cayce considered himself a devout Christian and lived before the emergence of the New Age Movement, some believe he was the founder of the movement and had influence on its teachings.

Cayce became a celebrity toward the end of his life and the publicity given to his prophecies has overshadowed what to him were usually considered the more important parts of his work, such as healing (the vast majority of his readings were given for people who were sick) and theology (Cayce was a lifelong, devout member of the Disciples of Christ). Skeptics challenge the statement that Cayce demonstrated psychic abilities, and traditional Christians also question his unorthodox answers on religious matters (such as reincarnation and Akashic records).

1877 to 1920—the Kentucky period

In December 1893, the Cayce family moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky and occupied 705 West Seventh, on the south-east corner of Seventh and Young Street. During this time, Cayce received an eighth-grade education; discovered his spiritual vocation; left the family farm to pursue various forms of employment (at Richard’s Dry Goods Store and then in Hopper’s Bookstore, both located on Main Street).

Cayce’s education stopped with the ninth grade because his family could not afford the costs involved. A ninth-grade education was often considered more than sufficient for working-class children. Much of the remainder of Cayce’s younger years would be characterized by a search for both employment and money.

Throughout his life, Cayce was drawn to church as a member of the Disciples of Christ. He read the Bible once for every year of his life, taught at Sunday school, and recruited missionaries, and he is said to have agonized over the issue of whether his supposed psychic abilities—and the teachings which resulted—were spiritually legitimate.

In 1900, he formed a business partnership with his father to sell Woodmen of the World Insurance but was struck by severe laryngitis in March that resulted in a complete loss of speech. Unable to work, he lived at home with his parents for almost a year. He then decided to take up the trade of photography, an occupation that would exert less strain on his voice. He began an apprenticeship at the photography studio of W.R. Bowles in Hopkinsville.

A traveling stage hypnotist and entertainer called “Hart—The Laugh Man” was performing at the Hopkinsville Opera House in 1901. He heard about Cayce’s condition and offered to attempt a cure. Cayce accepted, and the experiment took place on stage in front of an audience. Remarkably, Cayce’s voice apparently returned while in a hypnotic trance but allegedly disappeared on awakening. Hart tried a posthypnotic suggestion that the voice would continue to function after the trance, but this proved unsuccessful.

Since Hart had appointments at other cities, he could not continue his hypnotic treatment of Cayce. However, a local hypnotist, Al Layne, offered to help Cayce in restoring his voice. Layne suggested that Cayce describe the nature of his condition and cure while in a hypnotic trance. Cayce described his own ailment from a first person plural point of view (“we”) instead of the singular (“I”). In subsequent readings he would generally start off with “We have the body.” According to the reading, his voice loss was due to psychological paralysis and could be corrected by increasing the blood flow to the voice box. Layne suggested that the blood flow be increased, and Cayce’s face supposedly became flushed with blood and his chest area and the throat turned bright red. After 20 minutes Cayce, still in trance, declared the treatment over. On awakening, his voice was alleged to have remained normal. Relapses were said to have occurred but were said to have been corrected by Layne in the same way, and eventually the cure was said to be permanent.

Layne had read of similar hypnotic cures effected by the Marquis de Puységur, a follower of Franz Mesmer, and was keen to explore the limits of the healing knowledge of the trance voice. He asked Cayce to describe Layne’s own ailments and suggest cures and reportedly found the results both accurate and effective. Layne suggested that Cayce offer his trance healing to the public, but Cayce was reluctant. He finally agreed on the condition that readings would be free. He began with Layne’s help to offer free treatments to the townspeople. As his success and fame spread, he became known as “The Miracle Worker of Virginia Beach.” Reports of Cayce’s work appeared in the newspapers, inspiring many postal inquiries. Cayce was able to work just as effectively using a letter from the individual as with having the person present. Given the person’s name and location, he said he could diagnose the physical and/or mental conditions and provide a remedy. He became popular and soon people from around the world sought his advice through correspondence.

Cayce’s work grew in volume as his fame grew. He asked for voluntary donations to support himself and his family so that he could practice full time. He continued to work in an apparent trance state with a hypnotist all his life. His wife and eldest son later replaced Layne in this role. A secretary, Gladys Davis, recorded his readings in shorthand.

1920 to 1923—the Texas period

The growing fame of Cayce coupled with the popularity he received from newspapers attracted several eager commercially minded men who wanted to seek a fortune by using Cayce’s clairvoyant abilities. Even though Cayce was reluctant to help them, he was persuaded to give the readings, which left him dissatisfied with himself and unsuccessful. A cotton merchant offered Cayce a hundred dollars a day for his readings about the daily outcomes in the cotton market. However, despite his poor finances, Cayce refused the merchant’s offer. Others wanted to know where to hunt for treasures; some wanted to know the outcome of horse races. Several times he was persuaded to give the readings as an experiment. However, he was not successful when he used his ability for such purposes, doing no better than chance alone would dictate. These experiments allegedly left him depleted of energy, distraught, and unsatisfied with himself. Finally, he came to the conclusion that he would use his gift only to help the distressed and sick.

He was persuaded to give readings on philosophical subjects in 1923 by Arthur Lammers, a wealthy printer who, by his own admission, had been “studying metaphysics for years”. While in his supposed trance state, Cayce was told by Lammers that he spoke of Lammer’s past lives and of reincarnation, something Lammers believed in, which was a popular subject of the day but not an accepted part of Christian doctrine. Cayce questioned his stenographer as to what he had said in his trance state and remained unconvinced. Cayce himself challenged Lammers’s charge that he had validated astrology and reincarnation in the following dialog:

Cayce “I said all that?…I couldn’t have said all that in one reading.” “No,” Lammers said; “but you confirmed it. You see, I have been studying metaphysics for years, and I was able by a few questions, by the facts you gave, to check what is right and what is wrong with a whole lot of the stuff I’ve been reading. The important thing is that the basic system which runs through all the mystery religions, whether they come from Tibet or the pyramids of Egypt, is backed up by you. It’s actually the right system.”  Cayce’s stenographer recorded the following:

“In this we see the plan of development of those individuals set upon this plane, meaning the ability to enter again into the presence of the Creator and become a full part of that creation.
Insofar as this entity is concerned, this is the third appearance on this plane, and before this one, as the monk. We see glimpses in the life of the entity now as were shown in the monk, in this mode of living.
The body is only the vehicle ever of that spirit and soul that waft through all times and ever remain the same.”

Cayce was quite unconvinced (that he had been referring to and, as such, had validated the doctrine of reincarnation), and the best Lammers could offer was that the reading “opens up the door” and went on to share his beliefs and knowledge of the “truth” with Cayce.  It appeared Cayce’s instincts were telling him this was no ordinary reading. This client who came for a reading came with quite a bit of information of his own to share with Cayce and seemed intent upon convincing Cayce, now that he felt the reading had confirmed his strongly held beliefs. It should be noted, however, that 12 years earlier Cayce had briefly alluded to reincarnation. In reading 4841-1, given April 22, 1911, Cayce referred to the soul being “transmigrated.” Because, as noted below, there are several thousand missing Cayce readings from the period up to 1923, it is possible that he may have also mentioned reincarnation in other readings as well.

Cayce reported that his conscience bothered him severely over this conflict. Lammers overwhelmed, manipulated, confused, reassured and argued with Cayce. Ultimately his “trance voice,” the “we” of the readings, also supposedly dialogued with Cayce and finally persuaded him to continue with these kinds of readings. In 1925 Cayce reported that his “voice” had instructed him to move to Virginia Beach, Virginia.

1925 to 1945—the Virginia Beach period

Cayce’s mature period, in which he created the several institutions which would survive him in some form, can be considered to have started in 1925. By this time he was a professional psychic with a small staff of employees and volunteers. The “readings” increasingly came to involve occult or esoteric themes.

Cayce gained national prominence in 1943 through a high-profile article in Coronet titled “Miracle Man of Virginia Beach”. He said he couldn’t refuse people who felt they needed his help, and he increased the frequency of his readings to eight per day to try to make an impression on the ever-growing pile of requests. He said this took a toll on his health as it was emotionally draining and often fatigued him. He even went so far as to say that the readings themselves scolded him for attempting too much and that he should limit his workload to just two readings a day or else they would kill him.

Edgar Cayce suffered from a stroke and died on January 3, 1945. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Claimed psychic abilities

Edgar Cayce has variously been referred to as a “prophet” (cf. Jess Stearn‘s book, The Sleeping Prophet), a “mystic“, a “seer”, and a “clairvoyant“.

Cayce’s methods involved lying down and entering into what appeared to be a trance or sleep state, usually at the request of a subject who was seeking help with health or other personal problems (subjects were not usually present). The subject’s questions would then be given to Cayce, and Cayce would proceed with a reading. At first these readings dealt primarily with the physical health of the individual (physical readings); later readings on past lives, business advice, dream interpretation, and mental or spiritual health were also given.

Until September 1923, they were not systematically preserved. However, an October 10, 1922, Birmingham (Alabama) Age-Herald article quotes Cayce as saying that he had given 8,056 readings as of that date, and it is known that he gave approximately 13,000-14,000 readings after that date. Today, only about 14,000 are available at Cayce headquarters and on-line. Thus, it appears that about 7,000-8,000 Cayce readings are missing.

When out of the trance he entered to perform a reading, Cayce said he generally did not remember what he had said during the reading. The unconscious mind, according to Cayce, has access to information which the conscious mind does not — a common assumption about hypnosis in Cayce’s time. After Gladys Davis became Cayce’s secretary on September 10, 1923, all readings were preserved and his wife Gertrude Evans Cayce generally conducted (guided) the readings.

Cayce said that his trance statements should be taken into account only to the extent that they led to a better life for the recipient. Moreover, he invited his audience to test his suggestions rather than accept them on faith.

Other abilities that have been attributed to Cayce include astral projection, prophesying, mediumship, viewing the Akashic Records or “Book of Life“, and seeing auras. Cayce said he became interested in learning more about these subjects after he was informed about the content of his readings, which he reported that he never actually heard himself.

The health readings are most numerous, and they involve many alternative health concepts and practices. Cayce described his work in terms of Christian service. People with esoteric interests have focused on a somewhat different set of topics.

  • Origin and destiny of humanity: “All souls were created in the beginning, and are finding their way back to whence they came.” [Reading 3744-5] The Cayce readings could be interpreted as saying that human souls were created with a consciousness of their oneness with God. Some “fell” from this state; others—led by the Jesus soul—volunteered to save them. The Earth, with all its limitations, was created as a suitable arena for spiritual growth. It could also be interpreted as saying that all beings are born and all will eventually die.
  • Reincarnation: Cayce’s work teaches the reality of reincarnation and karma, but as instruments of a loving God rather than blind natural laws. Its purpose is to teach us certain spiritual lessons. Animals have undifferentiated, “group” souls rather than individuality and consciousness. Humans have never been incarnated as animals. He describes a very complex design arranged between souls and God to “meet the needs of existing conditions”, which was a reference to the souls who became entrapped in the Earth’s physical materiality, which was not intended for a habitat of the soul. In There Is A River, a biography about Cayce by Thomas Sugrue, we are told by Sugrue that spirit “thought-forms” stayed near and guided the anthropoid ape which was chosen to be the most ideal vehicle for the human physical race to be created from, and psychically guided their separate evolution into a Homo sapiens species. This contradicts Cayce’s view. In reading (3744-5), Cayce states “Man DID NOT descend from the monkey, but man has evolved, resuscitation, you see, from time to time, time to time, here a little, there a little, line upon line and line and line upon line.” Cayce’s view arguably incorporates and parallels Theosophical teachings on spiritual evolution.
  • Astrology: Cayce accepts astrology on the basis that our souls spend time on other planets (or perhaps their spiritual counterparts) in between incarnations. The position of the planets at our birth records these influences.
  • Universal laws: Souls incarnated on the Earth are subject to certain spiritual laws such as, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap” (karma) or “As ye judge (others), so shall ye be judged.” Properly regarded, such laws represent an aspect of God’s mercy whereby no matter what our circumstances, He has promised to guide us in our spiritual path. Cayce said that when you view it from the highest dimension, there is no time and no space, nor any future or past, and that it is all happening in one fascinating expression and that time is an illusion that has purpose.
  • Unknown Life of Jesus: Cayce presented narratives of Jesus’ previous incarnations, including a mysterious Atlantean figure called “Amilius” as well as the more familiar biblical figures of Adam, Enoch, Melchizedek, Joshua, Asaph, and Jeshua. Cayce describes Jesus as an Essene who traveled to India in his youth in order to study Eastern religions, more specifically astrology.
    • Jesus and Christ: Following New Thought precedent, Cayce distinguishes between Jesus and Christhood. Briefly, Jesus was a soul like us who reincarnated through many lifetimes. “Christhood” is something he was the first to allow to be “manifest” through his material life, and it is something which we also ought to aspire towards. Cayce accordingly calls Jesus our “elder brother” and frequently makes reference to the way of the “lowly Nazarene.”
  • Ideals: Cayce repeatedly stresses the choice of an ideal as the foundation of the spiritual path. “And O that all would realize… that what we are… is the result of what we have done about the ideals we have set” (1549-1). We may choose any ideal we feel drawn to. As we attempt to apply it in our lives, God will guide us further, perhaps inspiring us to revise our choice of ideal. The highest ideal, says Cayce, is Christ; however, the readings recognize “the Christ spirit” in some form as the basis for religions other than Christianity.
  • Body, Mind, Spirit: Cayce often invokes these three terms, or their equivalents, to describe the human condition. “Spirit is the life. Mind is the builder. Physical is the result.” (conflation of various readings). The concept has application not only to holistic health but also to the spiritual life.
  • Meditation: While Cayce sometimes described particular meditation techniques of sitting or chanting “Arrr–eee-oommm” the crucial element, he believed, is that of opening up to divine influences. The Search For God books say that “Through prayer we speak to God. In meditation, God speaks to us.” Cayce’s concept of meditation has some aspects in common with Hinduism or Buddhism (the chakras, kundalini) but is most similar to Christian versions of New Thought. The symbolism of the Book of Revelation, he says, is based on meditative experiences.
  • Extra-sensory perception: Cayce accepted psychic experiences and ESP as a natural by-product of soul growth. God may speak to us through dreams (many readings consist of dream interpretation), or through intuitions similar to the pangs of conscience. However, Cayce did not endorse Spiritualism or mediumship on the grounds that supposed entities thus contacted are not necessarily particularly lofty. Instead, he encouraged seekers to focus on Christ.
  • Atlantis: The Cayce readings spoke of the existence of Atlantis, a legendary continent with an advanced technology whose refugees peopled ancient Egypt as well as pre-Columbian America. Cayce’s description of Atlantis has much in common with that of Ignatius L. Donnelly. According to Cayce, Atlantean society was divided into two long-lived political factions—a “good” faction called the “Sons of the Law of One,” and an “evil” faction called the “Sons of Belial.” Many people alive today are the reincarnations of Atlantean souls, he believed, who must now face similar temptations as before. It is said Atlantis suffered three major destructions, one of which was the deluge. According to the readings, a major source of turmoil was the Sons of Belial’s desire to exploit the Things, sub-humans with animal appendages and low intelligence, and the movements to protect and evolve them by the Sons of the Law of One. The final destruction was the overcharging of the crystal which caused a massive explosion.
  • Egypt: Next to biblical times, the most significant era for the “life readings” was a pre-dynastic Egyptian civilization consisting of Atlantean refugees. Cayce purported to have been an Egyptian priest named “Ra Ta” who built a spiritually-based healing center (the “Temple of Sacrifice”) and educational institution (the “Temple Beautiful”). His diagnostic readings and narratives about the past and future were supposed to be a continuation of his ancient work. This civilization also built monuments on the Giza plateau, including the Great Pyramid, and left records of Atlantis in a “hall of records” located somewhere beneath the Great Sphinx of Giza. These readings bear a close resemblance to books by AMORC founder H. Spencer Lewis.
  • Earth Changes: Cayce coined the term Earth Changes (later widely used in New Age writings), a reference to a series of cataclysm events which he prophesied would take place in future decades — notably including the Earth shifting on its axis, and most of California dropping into the Pacific Ocean following a catastrophic earthquake.
  • Cayce “cures”: Cayce’s medical readings typically prescribe poultices (often of castor oil), osteopathic adjustments, colonic irrigation, massage (often with peanut oil), prayer, folk remedies (e.g. charcoal tablets), various forms of electric medicine and patent medicines (such as Atomidine), and specific recommendations concerning diet and exercise. Cayce is often seen as a practitioner of holistic medicine, and has particularly strong philosophical ties with naturopathy.
  • “Cayce diet”: Major dietary recommendations include the avoidance of red meat, alcohol (except red wine), white bread, and fried foods; a preference for fruits and above-ground, leafy vegetables over starches; and a high ratio (80:20%) of alkaline foods over acidic. One meal per day should consist entirely of raw vegetables. Under strict circumstances, Cayce advocated both coffee and pure tobacco cigarettes to be non-harmful to health. “Food combining” was also a central idea in the Cayce diet. According to Cayce, several food combinations that are contraindicated are coffee with milk or sugar, citrus fruit with starchy foods, and high protein foods with starches. Cayce himself followed very few of the dietary recommendations that were suggested by the readings. According to Cayce, two or three almonds (see Amygdalin) a day keeps cancer away.
  • Dream interpretation: Cayce was one of the early dream interpreters who contradicted Freudian views by saying that dreams can be of many different kinds (including sexual) with many levels of meaning; that lack of interest is the reason for poor dream recall; that only the dreamer knows the meaning of his dream; and that a dream is correctly interpreted when it makes sense to the dreamer, when it checks out with his other dreams, and when it moves him forward in his life.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Cayce

 

American mystic known as “The Sleeping Prophet.” While in a sleep state he could discuss history, geology, metaphysics, philosophy and medicine. He gave approximately 30,000 life-readings and medical diagnosis to people during his lifetime. He founded a hospital, a university and the A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment) in Virginia Beach, Virginia that promotes research on his readings and continues his work.

Edgar Cayce was born to uneducated farming parents. He attended country school only as far as the eighth grade. As a child he had a strong desire to become a preacher, which he never formally realized. He prayed to be able to help others, especially children, and had a spiritual vision in 1890, at age 13, that told him he would be able to accomplish this dream of service. A lady bathed in light told Cayce to sleep with his head on his books, and then he would be able to remember what was in them. This was at a time when he was having trouble in school, and his father was apparently beating him for not being able to spell the words in his lessons correctly. Soon after, he showed signs of special abilities when he found that he could sleep on his school books and have photographic recall of every page, and he seems to have continued using this

ability throughout his early life– such as when he got a job at an office supply and book store after having first been turned away, by demonstrating to the owners that he was more familiar with their catalog and inventory than they were.

On 3/16/1886 Cayce had his first vision. Two years later he was pronounced dead from drowning, but recovered. In 1900 he developed a severe case of laryngitis that doctors couldn’t cure. In desperation he tried hypnosis from a traveling practitioner and was cured after several treatments. Under hypnosis, he gave his first psychic reading on 3/31/1901 and learned that he could give accurate medical diagnoses and healing recommendations for himself and for other people. Requests for his readings increased by word-of-mouth.

Cayce married Gertrude Evans, his first serious girlfriend, after eight years of courtship on 6/17/1903. Their first child, son Hugh Lynn, was born on 3/16/1907 and his second son, Milton Porter, was born in 3/28/1911 and died 5/17/1911. Gertrude, weakened with grief, became ill with tuberculosis, and was cured by following the recommendations in her husband’s readings for her. Hugh Lynn’s eye was severely burned in an accident with photo flash powder in Cayce’s studio. Readings for him proved successful as well. On 2/08/1918 his third son, Edgar Evans, was born.

Two tragic fires plagued his photographic work; one occurred on 12/23/1906 and destroyed his studio and many paintings and works of art he had at the studio for a show and the other destroyed his new studio in September 1907.

By 1910, Cayce was receiving a great deal of publicity, particularly as a result of a New York Times article. He began giving readings in Hopkinsville as a “psychic diagnostician.” At the same time, he operated his own photographic studio to support his family. The work with the readings progressed to the point where a full-time secretary was needed to record and transcribe the readings. Gladys Davis was hired in 1923 to perform that function. The family, with Gladys, moved to Dayton, Ohio later that year and Cayce began giving readings on a full-time basis. He established the Cayce Psychic Institute and began to give his first life readings, citing information on past lives of the inquirers, and other metaphysical topics in addition to the health readings.

In 1924, Cayce met a wealthy New York stockbroker who agreed to fund his work. They planned a national organization that would be called the Association of National Investigators. The readings recommended that the organization be located in Virginia Beach where a hospital was to be built, so the family moved there. The dream of the hospital was realized with its opening in 1927. Atlantic University opened in 1930 to study the readings and provide a college education. Hard times hit when funding was withdrawn and the hospital closed in February 1931. The Association of National Investigators disbanded that same year. Cayce was distraught, but a group of loyal supporters urged him to for a new organization, called the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), in Virginia Beach.

Cayce, his wife Gertrude and secretary Gladys Davis were arrested on charges of fortune-telling during a visit to New York in 1931, but the charges were dismissed. Four years later, Cayce, his son Hugh Lynn, and his stenographer were arrested in Detroit for practicing medicine without a license as a result of giving a reading for a sick child. Edgar was convicted and freed on probation.

More publicity came in 1943 with the publication of the Cayce biography, “There is a River” by Thomas Sugrue, and a Coronet magazine article, “Miracle Man of Virginia Beach.” Heavy mail requests for readings deluged the A.R.E. Cayce struggled to keep up with the workload, giving many more readings than usual each day, against the advice of his own readings. His last reading of over 30,000 was given on 9/17/1944. He suffered a stroke and final illness and died on 1/03/1945 at 7:15 PM EWT in Virginia Beach. A few hours before dying, he roused from his sleep and said, “How much the world needs God today.” His wife, Gertrude, died three months later on Easter Sunday, 4/01/1945, at sunrise. His mother died 25/10/1926; father died 11/04/1937.

Throughout his life, Cayce claimed no special abilities and did not capitalize financially or otherwise on his gifts. The readings never offered a set of beliefs or “religion” to be embraced, but instead focused on the idea that every person should test in his or her own life the principles presented. Though Cayce was a devout Christian who read the Bible through once for every year of his life, his work emphasized the importance of comparative study of belief systems from around the world. In fact, some of the metaphysical material that came through the sleeping Cayce was at first confusing and distressing to him in his waking state. However, he overcame his doubts, as have others, by observing the amazing accuracy and unfailing helpfulness of the readings in other areas, such as healing. For some, the Christian language of the readings is at first an obstacle. Yet, the underlying principle of the readings is the oneness of all life, acceptance of all people, and a compassion and understanding for every major religion in the world.

Relationships

Events

  • Death by Disease 3 January 1945 at 7:15 PM in Virgina Beach, VA (Stroke, age 68)
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 16 March 1886 (Experienced first vision)
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1888 (NDE upon drowning and recovery)
  • Relationship : Marriage 17 June 1903 (Gertrude Evans)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 16 March 1907 (Hugh Lynn born)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 March 1911 (Milton Porter born)
  • Death of Child 17 May 1911 (Milton Porter died)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 February 1918 (Edgar Evans born)
  • Misc. : Trauma from Nature 23 December 1906 (Fire destroyed studio)
  • Misc. : Trauma from Nature September 1907 (Fire destroyed studio 2nd time)
  • Work : Gain social status 1910 (Becoming known)

birthname   Cayce, Edgar Evans

born on 18 March 1877 at 14:03 (= 2:03 PM )
Place Hopkinsville KY, USA, 36n51, 87w29

from:  http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Cayce%2C_Edgar

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Overview

March 18th, 1877

3 + 18 + 1+8+7+7 = 44 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Meditating.  Dhyana.  Introspection.  Self-awareness.  Self-reflection.  Looking inward.  Relevant.  Topical.  Recent.  Contemporary.  Happening.  Update.  The moment.  Presently.  Currently.  Now.  In touch.  In tune.  Resonance.  Validate.  Feedback.  Diary.  Journaling.  Blogging.  Tweeting.  Log.  Self-acceptance.  Being oneself.  Alright.  Okay.  Mellow.  Chillin’.  Raja yoga.  Sitting.  Padmasana.  Trance.  Zen.  Be here now.  In the moment.  Right here, right now.  How it is.  What is.  The eternal now.  In the zone.  The reflexive property:  a=a.  Be yourself.  Comfortable in your own skin.  I am me.  You are you.  It is what it is.  I’m alright, right now.  Yeah, uh huh.  How’s it going?  What’s up?  What’s happening?  Up-to-date.  Recently updated.  The latest update.  Keep me up-to-date.  Stay current.  Staying on topic.  Checking in with you to see where you’re at with things.  Stream of consciousness.  Daily diary.  Keeping a log.  Sitting still.

Four of Cups Tarot card

 

 

Soul number, outer personality and path of destiny

 

Using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3      4      5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C      D      E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N      O      P      Q      R
S     T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

5    1      1      5           12

Edgar Cayce                         45

47 9  3  73             33

 

soul number = 12 = Faith.  Trust.  Believing.  Believer.  Enlightenment.  Self-surrender.  Rishi.  Seer.  Saints.  Prophets.  Mediums.  Suspending doubt.  Suspending disbelief.  Act of faith.  Leap of faith.  Aura.  Different.  Phenomenon.  Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.

outer personality = 33 =  Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage.

path of destiny = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Dharana.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Magnetic.  Scorpionic.  Powerful.  Force.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Streetwise.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Probe.  Investigate.  Mystic.  Occult.  Privacy.  Letting go.  Cleanse.  Purge.  Replace a bad habit with a good one.  Common sense is uncommon.  Is the glass half empty or half full?  Still waters run deep.  Do it yourself.  If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it.  Educate yourself.  Figure it out.  Work smarter – not harder.  Working long hours.  Toughen up.  Powerful force.

 

born on the 18th of the month

The day of the month one is born on rules ages twenty-seven to fifty-four of one’s life.  Since Edgar Cayce was born on the 18th of the month (March 18th, 1877), he had the number 18 going on from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.

18 = Reality-testing.  Art.  Imagination.  Fantasy.  Surreal.  Dreams.  Sleep.  Past-lives.  Psychic.  Tarot.  Divination.  Augury.  Subconscious.  Subliminal.  Unconscious.  Suggestion.  Subliminal.  Hypnotize.  Hypnosis.

 

Initials

Edgar Evans Cayce

EEC

553

true character = EE = 55 = Insight.  Clarity.  Brilliance.  Reading + writing.  Mindfulness.  Philosophy.  Brainstorming.  Words.  Definition.  Dictionary.  Encyclopedia.  Answers.  Solutions.  Problem solving.  Proprietary.  Patent.  Publisher.  Writer.  Author.  Books.  Manuscript.  Screenplay.  Plays.  Novels.  Literacy.  Wordsmith.  Contents.  Comprehension.  Cognition.  Intellect.  Intelligence.  The mind.  The brain.  Cerebral.  Synapse.  Open minded.  Thoughts.  Ideas.  Notion.  Language.  Vocabulary.  Spelling.  Discernment.  (In)correct.  Right/wrong.  Clear.  Perception.  Realizations.  Brainpower.  Strong mind.

primary challenge and salvation number both = EC = 53 = Forthright.  Straightforward.  Discussion.  Debating.  Offense.  Principles.  Creed.  Doctrine.  Persuade.  Convince.  Compelling.  Warrior.  Crusader.  Evangelist.  Preacher.  Preaching.  Sermon.  Ministry.  Missionary.  Converting.  Theology.  Religionist.

his primary need = E+E+C = 5+5+3 = 13 = Personal growth.  Personal development.  Transformation.  Metamorphosis.  Evolution.  Evolving.  Changing.  Adapt.  Unfolding.  Development.  Advances.  Gradual.  Things change.  Out with the old and in with the new.  If nothing changes, then nothing changes.  Time marches on.  Major changes.  Drastic changes.  Create/preserve/destroy.

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Specific dates in his life

 

On 3/16/1886 Cayce had his first vision.

March 18th, 1877

3 + 18 + 1+8+8+5 = 43 = his personal year (from March 18th, 1885 to March 18th, 1886)

43 + 2 (February) = 45 = his personal month (from February 18th, 1886 to March 18th, 1886) = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Dharana.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Magnetic.  Scorpionic.  Powerful.  Force.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Streetwise.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.

When his number (45 (his path of destiny)) came up, that’s when he got to live/experience what he was here to live/experience.

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An October 10, 1922, Birmingham (Alabama) Age-Herald article quotes Cayce as saying that he had given 8,056 readings as of that date.

March 18th, 1877

3 + 18 +1+9+2+2 = 35 = his personal year (from March 18th, 1922 to March 18th, 1923)

35 year + 9 (September) = 44 = his personal month (from September 18th, 1922 to October 18th, 1922)

Four of Cups Tarot card

When his number (44 (his life lesson (3 +18 +1+8+7+7 = 44))) came up, that was HIS month.

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Gladys Davis became Cayce’s secretary on September 10, 1923

March 18th, 1877

3 + 18 +1+9+2+3 = 36 = his personal year (from March 18th, 1923 to March 18th, 1924)

36 year + 8 (August) = 44 = his personal month (from August 18th, 1923 to September 18th, 1923)

Four of Cups Tarot card

Again, since his number (44 (his life lesson (3 +18 +1+8+7+7 = 44))) came up, that was HIS month.

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There is talk about Ed Dames, Edward Snowden, and deadly X-class solar flares in the year 2013, so let’s look at Edgar Cayce’s numerology for the year 2013:

March 18th, 1877

March 18th

3 + 18 +2+0+1+3 = 27 = his personal year (from March 18th, 2013 to March 17th, 2014) = Uncharacteristic.  False alarms.  First time.  A first.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

27 year + 7 (July) = 34 = his personal month (from July 18th, 2013 to August 17th, 2013) = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.  Explosive situations.

Eight of Wands Tarot card

27 year + 8 (August) = 35 = his personal month (from August 18th, 2013 to September 17th, 2013) = Imminent danger.  Life-threatening situations.  Forewarned is forearmed.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

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numerology and astrology for James Van Praagh

James Van Praagh claims to be a medium. He has written several best-selling books on spirituality and spirit communication, which have been translated into over 50 languages.

In the 1995 NBC television series The Other Side, Van Praagh was introduced as the first American medium ever to perform readings on the air, and quickly became the series favorite[citation needed]. Howard Rosenberg, the Los Angeles Times television critic, dubbed Van Praagh’s performances “spectacular.”

In December 1997, Van Praagh became the first medium to appear on Larry King Live to promote his first book, Talking To Heaven. From 2002 to 2003, he hosted a syndicated daytime talk show entitled Beyond With James Van Praagh, which is still seen around the world in syndication. He subsequently partnered with CBS to produce several TV-movies and mini-series based on his life and experiences, including Living With The Dead and The Dead Will Tell.

He developed and is currently the co-executive producer of the television series Ghost Whisperer on CBS and occasionally appears as a special correspondent for the CBS television series The Insider and Entertainment Tonight.

Early life and career

Van Praagh was born in Bayside, New York and is the youngest of four children. Raised Roman Catholic he attended seminary at the age of 14; however, he has described himself as experiencing spiritual phenomena from a young age that eventually drew him away from conventional religious practice.

He graduated from San Francisco State University, majoring in Broadcasting and Communications, and subsequently moved to Los Angeles. It was there that he first discovered an interest in metaphysics[1] and began working as a medium following a prediction by another medium who suggested it was his destiny.[2]

Van Praagh built his early career performing private readings and quickly graduated to wider audiences with a series of audiotapes, books, and eventually the television appearances that gave him national exposure.

Career as a medium

On an episode of the radio show Loveline Van Praagh said his first reading came in first grade. He claims to have told his teacher her son had been hit by a car, but was OK and had only suffered a broken leg. The teacher told him to sit down, but a few minutes later the principal told her that her son had, in fact, been in an accident, and broken a leg.

Van Praagh claims that through his mediumistic abilities he receives messages from spirits and feelings about their presence that provide “detailed evidential proof that a loved one survived death.”[2]

In 2002, he hosted his own daytime talk show, Beyond with Van Praagh,[3] in which he gave readings to audience members.

His work continued to inspire his own brand of successful television shows with CBS and produced the miniseries Living With The Dead and The Dead Will Tell, and the CBS drama Ghost Whisperer.

Van Praagh also hosts regular seminars and workshops to assist others in developing spiritual awareness.

Personal life

On the Larry King Live episode on May 26, 2009, it was revealed that Van Praagh was in a same-sex marriage.

Criticism

Critics of Van Praagh accuse him of using the mentalism technique of cold reading to simulate psychic powers.[4][5] They point to several incidents in which Van Praagh’s claims have been wrong, such as when he suggested to the parents of the abducted Shawn Hornbeck that the boy’s body might be found in a railroad car.[6] Hornbeck was found alive four years later, having been abducted but not killed, and the kidnapper was not a railroad plant worker as Van Praagh had suggested.[7] Van Praagh has responded by asserting that his messages are often vague and hard to interpret and sometimes he mistakes their meaning.

Books by James Van Praagh

Listed by versions most likely available, not original publication date.

  • Talking to Heaven: A Medium’s Message of Life After Death Published March 1999.

Signet Book ISBN 0451191722

  • Reaching to Heaven: A Spiritual Journey Through Life & Death Published February 1999.

Button Books ISBN 0525944818

  • Heaven & Earth: Making the Psychic Connection Published November 2002.

Pocket Books ISBN 0743227263

  • Healing Grief: Reclaiming Life After Any Loss Published April 2001

New American Library ISBN 0451201698

  • Meditation with James Van Praagh Published December 2003.

Fireside Books ISBN 0743229436

  • Looking Beyond: A Teen’s Guide to the Spiritual World Published Oct 2003.

Fireside Books ISBN 0743229428

  • Ghosts Among Us Publisher HarperCollins June 2009.

HarperOne ISBN 0061553387

  • Unfinished Business: What the Dead Can Teach Us about Life Published May 2009.

HarperOne ISBN 0061778141

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Van_Praagh

His Abilities

His very natural, easy-going style would lead you to believe that James Van Praagh is chatting with a friend on the telephone, not communicating messages from the grave. James is a survival evidence medium, meaning that he is able to bridge the gap between two planes of existence, that of the living and that of the dead, by providing evidential proof of life after death via detailed messages. “I’m clairsentient,” he explains, “which simply means clear feeling. I feel the emotions and personalities of the deceased. I am also clairvoyant,” he adds, clarifying that, “the first is feeling, the second is seeing, very much like Whoopi Goldberg in the movie, Ghost.” The true essence of the messages are the feelings behind the words. James is an expert on this subject, since he has been in touch with those feelings most of his adult life. “The spirits communicate by their emotions. No words exist in the English language, or any other for that matter, which can describe the intense sensations.”

Personality traits come in as well. If a person was talkative while alive, he will come through with plenty to say. James also relays physical traits and death conditions as evidence. “If I convey recognizable evidence along with even a fraction of the loving energy behind the message, I consider the reading successful.”

James’ public popularity began during his appearances on the NBC talk show The Other Side. The show concentrated on paranormal issues, and James became the favorite guest and resident expert on the subject of life after death. Even Howard Rosenberg, the Los Angeles Times distinguished television critic, dubbed James “spectacular”.

Through the years his message of hope has touched a great many more people due to his television appearances on such shows as Oprah, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, A&E Biography, Maury Povich, 20/20, and 48 Hours. His unique paranormal experiences during the past twenty-five years have seen him author best-selling books, create meditation programs and development videos, teach mediumship classes, conduct seminars to sold-out audiences, and produce successful television projects.

 

Early Life

James was born in Bayside, New York, and is the youngest of four children. An average child, he remembers having a tremendous fascination with death. He was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy, entering the seminary at the age of fourteen. It was there that his interest in Catholicism ended and his sense of spirituality began. There are no schools or training that could prepare James for his unusual vocation. Indeed, his ability to communicate with the dead arose out of his…well…life. This belief was affirmed by an astonishing encounter that he had when he was only 8-years-old. The young boy was praying for God to reveal Himself to him, when an open hand appeared through the ceiling of James’ room emitting radiant beams of light. Incredibly, he recounts, “I wasn’t scared. It was actually very peaceful.”

Graduating from public high school, he continued to pursue his studies and later graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcasting and Communications. You could say that he ended up working in Communications, just in a different capacity. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he became involved in metaphysics and psychic phenomena. At 24, the promise of that outstretched palm so many years before was fulfilled.

 

Realizing The Gift

During his early days in Los Angeles, James was invited to attend a session with a medium, although he didn’t even know at that time what a medium was. Given that, he was understandably dubious when the medium informed James that he would be doing the same work within two years. “My first reaction was, I have enough trouble dealing with the living; why do I want to talk to the dead?” As James’ sensitivity increased, he began doing psychic readings for friends. During these readings, he began receiving detailed messages from the beyond. Though at first this seemed bizarre, the more he learned, the more he could not deny the fact that he had the gift to reach beyond the familiar plane of existence we call life. Today, James is recognized as one of the foremost mediums in the world.

Naturally, there remain skeptics about his abilities. James, however, is the first to say that he welcomes healthy skepticism, declaring, in fact, that he is a skeptic himself. “I believe that I am doing this, but I don’t believe that just anyone can do this. All mediums are psychics, but not all psychics are mediums.”

A psychic senses energy around the living people or objects. A medium not only senses energy, but is able to interface between the slower vibrations of the physical world and the much faster ones of the spirit world.

Though James is quick to point out that his gift does not provide insights into the future, he is able to provide detailed evidential proof that a loved one survived death. Surviving death may seem to be the supreme oxymoron, but he has a firm belief that we are all spirit beings, and that there is far more to our life than our life span.

Ultimately, James feels extremely fortunate to be a conduit of comfort, healing, and most importantly, love. “As a medium, I have never experienced anything but love and compassion and healing in my work,” he avows. “It is the love bond between people which allows me to make the connection between the living and the dead.”

 

Sharing The Understanding

James’ unique paranormal experiences during the past twenty-five years have been recorded in his best-selling books Talking To Heaven, Reaching To Heaven, and Healing Grief. His fourth book is the proclaimed Heaven and Earth – Making the Psychic Connection. In September 2003, teens were introduced to Looking Beyond: A Teen’s Guide to the Spiritual World. In November of that same year his book Meditations with James Van Praagh brought a new awareness to the meditation experience. His newest book, Ghosts Among Us, was released to critical acclaim in May 2008 and quickly landed on the New York Times Bestseller list and #1 on Amazon.com Bestseller list.

James shared his extraordinary gift on television with a daytime talk show of his own entitled Beyond With James Van Praagh. The show aired in the U.S. from September 2002 through September 2003 and is still showing in syndication in Europe, Australia and South America.

In April 2002, James began an ongoing relationship with the CBS network and produced an incredibly successful mini-series Living With The Dead, inspired by his first book Talking To Heaven. This mini-series starred Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen and was the highest rated show for CBS in two years. In October 2004 his second successful CBS project aired entitled The Dead Will Tell starring Anne Heche.

Currently James is Co-Executive Producing his first CBS primetime series Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. This show premiered in September 2005 and has become the #1 Friday night drama for CBS. It began its third season in September 2007. It is currently seen in over 200 markets worldwide.

To assist others in spiritual awareness, James travels the world teaching mediumship development classes, hosting spiritual cruises, and conducting sold-out seminars. He takes pride in having built a web site that encourages spiritual learning, grief support and friendships through its many online communities, resources and activities.

“The books, CDs, seminars, classes, web site and television projects are ways to share my abilities and the message that our personalities do indeed survive death. My greatest satisfaction in doing this work is witnessing an instantaneous change in people,” states James about his work.

“When someone is alone and overwhelmed by grief, life seems over. But, when I’m able to help teach someone to make contact with a loved one, their grief and loneliness disappears and proper closure can take place.”

And so…”When a bright smile overcomes tears, it becomes a smile that can light up the world!”

 

What is a Medium?

One of the most common questions I am asked is what is the difference between a medium and a psychic. The term “psychic” is often used as a catchall phrase for anyone who works in the paranormal. We know what our five senses are – sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. But we have another sense that is equally as real as the other five. Often referred to as our sixth sense, psychic ability, or our intuition, is the gut feeling or hunch you have that you cannot logically explain. Everyone is psychic to some degree or another, but not everyone is a medium.

A medium is a psychic who has fine-tuned his or her extrasensory perception and can interface with the spirits in other dimensions. They are able to feel and/or hear thoughts, voices or mental impressions from the spirit world. A medium is able to become completely receptive to the higher frequency or energies on which spirit people vibrate.

Mediumship is much more involved than psychicism because a medium is opening him/herself to a discarnate energy. Mediumship itself can be broken down into two distinct categories. The first and most common type is mental mediumship, which is how I work with my abilities. I communicate with spirits while fully conscious. As the word mental denotes, this form of mediumship utilizes the mind – the intuitive mind, not the rational or logical part. This type of mental mediumship falls into several distinct types which are described as:

Clairsentience – (clear feeling) Perceive information by way of strong, emphatic feelings and emotions from spirit.

Clairvoyant – (clear vision) See with the mind’s eye objects, colors, symbols, people, spirits or scenes. These pictures are not visible to the naked eye and usually flash into the medium’s mind.

Clairaudient – (clear hearing) Perceive sounds or words from sources broadcasting from a spiritual realm.

Clairempathy – (clear emotion) Sense or “feel” within one’s self the attitude or emotions of another person.

Clairgustance – (clear tasting”) Discern the essence of a substance through taste from spirit.

Clairscent – (clear smelling). Smell a fragrance or odor coming from the spirit.

Clairtangency – (clear touching) This ability is commonly known as Psychometry. By holding an object or touching an area you perceive information about the article or its owner or history through the palms of your hands.

In my work I most often utilize the abilities of clairsentience and clairvoyance. In order to attune to the thoughts and feelings of spirit, I raise my vibrations higher through meditation and, in turn, spirit has to lower its vibrations somewhat.

The second type of mediumship is physical mediumship and it differs from mental mediumship. In physical mediumship the actually physical body is used to get information from spirit. In mental mediumship only the mind of the medium is utilized. Channeling is a well-known form of physical mediumship. A trance medium is another type of physical medium. A trance medium is someone who goes into a trance state to relay messages from the other side.

Certain individuals are more prone to mediumship than others. Usually they must develop mediumship skills over a period of time. In my book Heaven and Earth: Making the Psychic Connection I share personal techniques to help you develop your own natural psychic abilities.

from:  http://www.vanpraagh.com/index.php?p=About

Biography

American trance-medium who speaks to disincarnate spirits. Perhaps the most famed medium of the ’90s, he has appeared on many TV shows, including “The Other Side” and “Unsolved Mysteries,” and is a huge draw on talk shows and at expositions. Wherever he appears, hundreds gather hoping for a word of comfort, a shred of communication from their deceased loved ones. Though skeptics doubt that Van Praagh can talk to the dead, his message obviously touches a spiritual need in his followers.

Van Praagh (rhymes with frog) claims that he tunes in to the higher-faster-vibrating frequency of the spirit world where he not only communicates with the spirits but sees the heavenly world they inhabit, “a beautiful world with houses and mansions, forests and flowers.” He describes his abilities as clairsentience and clairvoyance.

His first book, “Talking to Heaven: A Medium’s Message of Life after Death” climbed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. He made such a splash during his December 1997 appearance on the “Larry King Show” that he was booked for a repeat performance just three weeks later. His popularity grew so rapidly that Van Praagh had to discontinue most of his private practice, the 90-minute sessions for which he charged $250.00, although he kept some of his celebrity clients. In October of 1999, he played host on the “Voyages of Enlightenment,” a seven-day cruise for 150 clients who paid $2,800 to $6,000 for their accommodations. Continuing to capture public attention, he worked with NBC on a 2002 TV miniseries based on his life, “Living with the Dead” followed by “The Dead Will Tell” in 2004. In addition to his own daytime TV series “Beyond with James Van Praagh,” he has created several other media projects including CDs, tapes, and videos. Most recently he has co-produced a 2005-6 TV series “Ghost Whisperer” based on his experiences.

Raised in Queens, NY, Van Praagh was the youngest of four kids born to Alan, a retired Broadway stagehand and Regina, a homemaker who died in 1988. He acknowledges a tremendous fascination with death from an early age. His dad was a distant figure to him and his mom an alcoholic, so the boy took comfort in the spirit visions which he first saw one night when he was eight. Raised a Catholic, he claims that his interest in his religion ended, and his spirituality began, when he entered a junior seminary at age 14. Leaving after just one year, he attended public schools and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1982 with a major in broadcasting. For ten years he worked as an aspiring screenwriter doing menial jobs at the William Morris Agency and Paramount. In 1992, he paid his first visit to a medium, when the spirits said, “We’ll take care of you if you do your work.” He quit his job and became a full-time medium himself, soon attracting a clientele that included some of Hollywood’s finest. He never had to advertise but word spread like wildfire. He soon had his first TV booking plus a book contract. After his first book was published in 1997, his success was assured.

Van Praagh was married briefly and divorced in 1996. He continues to write books, lecture, and use the media to broadcast his message that there is life after death and that the dead communicate with the living.

Events

  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1996
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released December 1997 (Guest appearance on “Larry King”)
  • Death of Mother 1988
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1992 (First visit with a medium)
  • Work : Begin Major Project October 1999 (Seven day cruise for high-paying clients)

James Van Praagh

born on 23 August 1958 at 16:18 (= 4:18 PM )
Place Queens NY, USA, 40n43, 73w52
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory Rodden Rating A
Astrology data 00°11′ 25°54 Asc. 00°18′

source:  http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Van_Praagh%2C_James

Overview for James Van Praagh

Initials

Using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3      4      5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C      D      E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N      O      P      Q      R 
S     T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9 

James Van Praagh

JVP

147

 

his true character = JV = 14 = Moderation.  Tolerance.  Diversity.  Inclusive.  Sex appeal.  Sexy.  Sex symbol.  Libertine.  Diet.  Liberalness.

his primary challenge = JP = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Longevity.  Healing.  Cures.  Miracles.  Angels.  Air.  Respiration.  Inspiration.  Breath of life. 

his salvation number = VP = 47 = The future.  Famous.  Name + fame.  Notoriety.  Name recogniton.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Legacy.  Clairvoyance.  Futurist.  Prognosticate. 

his primary need = J+V+P = 1+4+7 = 12 = Faith.  Trust.  Believing.  Believer.  Enlightenment.  Self-surrender.  Rishi.  Seer.  Saints.  Prophets.  Mediums.  Suspending doubt.  Suspending disbelief.  Act of faith.  Leap of faith.  Aura.  Different.  Phenomenon. 

How he obtains his heart’s desire

James Van Praagh

1                                 8

How he obtains his heart’s desire = JH = 18 = Reality-testing.  Art.  Imagination.  Fantasy.  Surreal.  Dreams.  Sleep.  Past-lives.  Psychic.  Tarot.  Divination.  Augury.  Subconscious.  Subliminal.  Unconscious.  Suggestion.  Subliminal.  Hypnotize.  Hypnosis. 

His life lesson / what he is here to learn

August 23rd, 1958

8 + 23 +1+9+5+8 = 54 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Spontaneous.  Curious.  Inquisitive.  Interesting.  Fascinating.  Ingenious.  Clever.  Quick thinking.  Scout.  Intelligence gathering.  Surveillance.  Witness.  Observe.  View.  Watch.  Oversee.  Overlook.  Overhear.  Listen.  Ears.  Audiotape.  Videotape.  Recording.  Footage.  Scan.  Interview.  Interrogate.  Questions.  Trivia.  Riddles.  Puzzles.  Crossword puzzles.  Quiz.  Questionnaire.  Querrant.  Discussion.  Forums.  Research.  Specimen.  Factors.  Congruence.  Correlation.  Estimate.  Guess.  Theory.  Postulate.  Assumption.  Geminian.  Mind reading.  Telepathy.  Teleport.  Memorize.  Verbatim.  Quote.  Recite.  Extemporaneous.  Improvisation.  Demonstrate.  Examples. 

North Node numbers

His North Node numbers are 68 and 72 because in his astrological natal/birth chart his North Node is in the third decan (last ten degrees) of the tenth house (using equal houses).  When his astrological birth chart is overlayed on the circle grid on page 264 of the book Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker, his North Node lands on the numbers 68 and 72.

68 = Learning.  Studying.  Education.  Student.  School.  College.  University.  Campus.  Scholar.  Academic.  Academia.  Library.  Educated.  Well learned.  Book smart.  Graduate.  Tutor.  Pupil.  Professor.  Educator.  Lettered.  PhD.  Highly educated.  Seminar.  Curriculum.  Syllabus.  Courses.  Classes.  Homework.  Research. 

72 = Frugal.  Thrifty.  Economical.  Financially conservative.  Millionaire mind.  Holding firm.  Traditional.  Conventional. 

So the combination of 68 and 72 means by educating people (in his case about mediumship (12 (his primary need (J+V+P = 12)))) he is able to become a millionaire.

The Other Side

“Then,” recalls Shoemaker, “he was on ‘The Other Side.’ ”

The NBC show was inspired by a Roper poll that found a striking number of Americans believed in flying saucers and other such phenomena–16% reported having had personal contact with aliens. So the show booked the full range of paranormal personalities: people who insisted they’d been abducted by spacemen, people who had goblins in their attics, people who claimed miraculous cures for diseases, people who survived near-death experiences, and so on.

One of the producers, Annie Azzariti, recalls how Van Praagh came on the radar screen: He called. In fact, he’d called before, after she did a segment on another show, “Unsolved Mysteries,” showcasing medium George Anderson, who had written a book called “We Don’t Die.” Van Praagh said that if she ever needed someone else for a spot like that . . . .

“I told him, ‘I don’t think we’re going to do another,’ ” Azzariti said. But when “The Other Side” was in development, he “somehow heard . . . and tracked me down.” Though she got calls from “a lot of nuts,” instinct told her to give this guy a tryout–a personal reading with her. He then began talking about how “my grandmother really liked that painting of the flower next to the bathroom.” Boom–he was on the air.

No guest drew a response anything like Van Praagh’s. From the moment he was put on in November 1994, “our phones were completely blocked there were so many calls,” Azzariti said. “Thousands of calls from all over the country.”

from:  http://articles.latimes.com/1999/jan/24/magazine/tm-999?pg=7

November 1994

August 23rd, 1958

8 + 23 +1+9+9+4 = 54 = his personal year (from August 23rd, 1994 to August 23rd, 1995)

When his number (54 (his life lesson (8 + 23 +1+9+5+8 = 54))) came up, that was when he got to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.

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At first glance the horoscope of James Van Praagh is normal.  Yet the main individual characteristics are great wealth, public recognition, charisma,  intuition, unusual communications, and an exceptional interest in the spirits of the dead people.

When analyzing deeply a Horoscope is extremely important to realize and evaluate certainty the blend between the symbolisms of the Sun and the Moon. In fact, it describes the actual life energy that flows into the condition of life, working for the survival and the fulfillment of the personal needs.

In Praagh birth chart we are able to perceive that he born with a Sagittarius Moon-Virgo Sun blend. The Virgo Sun is placed at the eighth house and it also rules the 8 th house. The  stellium configuration located in this same house  provides me triple information  that puts him at a higher position than others.

Why?

The Plutonian influence over his personality  is crucial. Pluto besides being connected to one of the most significant point of any Horoscope, the Ascendant which is our personal house, the self-projection, the identidy, it  is as well conjoint the Sun ( !!:..). 

Interpretatively, this conjunction suggests a focus of the symbolisms of the two at the same position. In this case {Sun cj.Pluto} what is suggested is that conditions in life urged for a major change of perspective, usually through some overpowering  of life events, during a private consultation time.

The Southern hemisphere emphasis tells me that during his  early development he was pushed around, controlled or victimized by experiences in the world and if I were his astrologer I would ask him why there is no anchor although I suspect from where they come from…

The birth chart also denotes a Western emphasis. When this happens we can expect that the personal life is conditioned around Ego projection and justification to others, perhaps to the extent of leaving the Self behind. He needs to interact with others.

Frequently, the individual seems to be a pawn of fate, of chance, things “happen” all the time because of the constant interaction with others than through one’s own initiative.

The Virgo Sun-Sagittarius Moon has specific traits. It gives to the owner the mental deeply process- deep thoughts and concentration, deep emotionality, intensity- 8th house energies. Also, because of the Sagittarius Moon the personality is qualified with a particular need of adventure, romance and excitement into the life perspective. Someone with this link is challenged to get down to the bottom of things and to learn new ideas in order to be used later on for growth and recognition.

The Sun establishes a particular kind of energy in terms of its zodiacal sign and the Moon receives that specific energy into the process of the Moon’s sign. This blend is distributed throughout our personal system of needs, according to our lived experience to keep us alive and on the way to fulfillment.

The basic meaning of the 8 th house is others’ resources, self.worth and value, experiences and matters relating to death, sex along with the 5 th house. Mars being the Singleton within a Bucket formation and the handle of the bucket, it controls and dominates the action.

 His way of expression, the usual modality, is in a fixed mode –{8 planets} This mode has the connotation of organization, stolidity, rootedness, fixity, stability and solidarity.

On the other hand the faculty of communicating represented by Mercury symbolism is extraordinarily well situated. Thus, Mercury is conjoint the 29º Leo- Regulus degree bestowing him attributes similar to Venus or Jupiter connections. The planets here situated will be fortunate and likely to show success.

 In reality, Regulus is in fact one of the four royal stars. It is known as the “star of kings” and it is the most important of the four. It promises success, independence and when close to the luminaries, which is the case{cj the Sun} , the better qualities of the star will be visible.

It is also fundamental to realize that Mercury and the Sun are in mutual reception {<> notation}. This special connection between the two energies confers him illumination of intelligence.

I don’t want to finish this incredible Horoscope without mention you that if you observe the 90º Midpoint Pictures you will notice that he has AP (Aries Point)=Jupiter/Pluto. This terrific midpoint when situated at Aries Point promises and suggests that fortune and abundance of resources could likely be visible.

This is exactly what occurred at James Van Praagh’s life

Yet the main individual characteristics are great wealth, public recognition, charisma,  intuition, unusual communications, and an exceptional interest in the spirits of the dead people.

When analyzing deeply a Horoscope is extremely important to realize and evaluate certainty the blend between the symbolisms of the Sun and the Moon. In fact, it describes the actual life energy that flows into the condition of life, working for the survival and the fulfillment of the personal needs.

In Praagh birth chart we are able to perceive that he born with a Sagittarius Moon-Virgo Sun blend. The Virgo Sun is placed at the eighth house and it also rules the 8 th house. The  stellium configuration located in this same house  provides me triple information  that puts him at a higher position than others.

Why?

The Plutonian influence over his personality  is crucial. Pluto besides being connected to one of the most significant point of any Horoscope, the Ascendant which is our personal house, the self-projection, the identidy, it  is as well conjoint the Sun ( !!:..). 

Interpretatively, this conjunction suggests a focus of the symbolisms of the two at the same position. In this case {Sun cj.Pluto} what is suggested is that conditions in life urged for a major change of perspective, usually through some overpowering  of life events, during a private consultation time.

The Southern hemisphere emphasis tells me that during his  early development he was pushed around, controlled or victimized by experiences in the world and if I were his astrologer I would ask him why there is no anchor although I suspect from where they come from…

The birth chart also denotes a Western emphasis. When this happens we can expect that the personal life is conditioned around Ego projection and justification to others, perhaps to the extent of leaving the Self behind. He needs to interact with others.

Frequently, the individual seems to be a pawn of fate, of chance, things “happen” all the time because of the constant interaction with others than through one’s own initiative.

The Virgo Sun-Sagittarius Moon has specific traits. It gives to the owner the mental deeply process- deep thoughts and concentration, deep emotionality, intensity- 8th house energies. Also, because of the Sagittarius Moon the personality is qualified with a particular need of adventure, romance and excitement into the life perspective. Someone with this link is challenged to get down to the bottom of things and to learn new ideas in order to be used later on for growth and recognition.

The Sun establishes a particular kind of energy in terms of its zodiacal sign and the Moon receives that specific energy into the process of the Moon’s sign. This blend is distributed throughout our personal system of needs, according to our lived experience to keep us alive and on the way to fulfillment.

The basic meaning of the 8 th house is others’ resources, self.worth and value, experiences and matters relating to death, sex along with the 5 th house. Mars being the Singleton within a Bucket formation and the handle of the bucket, it controls and dominates the action.

 His way of expression, the usual modality, is in a fixed mode –{8 planets} This mode has the connotation of organization, stolidity, rootedness, fixity, stability and solidarity.

On the other hand the faculty of communicating represented by Mercury symbolism is extraordinarily well situated. Thus, Mercury is conjoint the 29º Leo- Regulus degree bestowing him attributes similar to Venus or Jupiter connections. The planets here situated will be fortunate and likely to show success.

 In reality, Regulus is in fact one of the four royal stars. It is known as the “star of kings” and it is the most important of the four. It promises success, independence and when close to the luminaries, which is the case{cj the Sun} , the better qualities of the star will be visible.

It is also fundamental to realize that Mercury and the Sun are in mutual reception {<> notation}. This special connection between the two energies confers him illumination of intelligence.

I don’t want to finish this incredible Horoscope without mention you that if you observe the 90º Midpoint Pictures you will notice that he has AP (Aries Point)=Jupiter/Pluto. This terrific midpoint when situated at Aries Point promises and suggests that fortune and abundance of resources could likely be visible.

This is exactly what occurred at James Van Praagh’s life

Yet the main individual characteristics are great wealth, public recognition, charisma,  intuition, unusual communications, and an exceptional interest in the spirits of the dead people.

When analyzing deeply a Horoscope is extremely important to realize and evaluate certainty the blend between the symbolisms of the Sun and the Moon. In fact, it describes the actual life energy that flows into the condition of life, working for the survival and the fulfillment of the personal needs.

In Praagh birth chart we are able to perceive that he born with a Sagittarius Moon-Virgo Sun blend. The Virgo Sun is placed at the eighth house and it also rules the 8 th house. The  stellium configuration located in this same house  provides me triple information  that puts him at a higher position than others.

Why?

The Plutonian influence over his personality  is crucial. Pluto besides being connected to one of the most significant point of any Horoscope, the Ascendant which is our personal house, the self-projection, the identidy, it  is as well conjoint the Sun ( !!:..). 

Interpretatively, this conjunction suggests a focus of the symbolisms of the two at the same position. In this case {Sun cj.Pluto} what is suggested is that conditions in life urged for a major change of perspective, usually through some overpowering  of life events, during a private consultation time.

The Southern hemisphere emphasis tells me that during his  early development he was pushed around, controlled or victimized by experiences in the world and if I were his astrologer I would ask him why there is no anchor although I suspect from where they come from…

The birth chart also denotes a Western emphasis. When this happens we can expect that the personal life is conditioned around Ego projection and justification to others, perhaps to the extent of leaving the Self behind. He needs to interact with others.

Frequently, the individual seems to be a pawn of fate, of chance, things “happen” all the time because of the constant interaction with others than through one’s own initiative.

The Virgo Sun-Sagittarius Moon has specific traits. It gives to the owner the mental deeply process- deep thoughts and concentration, deep emotionality, intensity- 8th house energies. Also, because of the Sagittarius Moon the personality is qualified with a particular need of adventure, romance and excitement into the life perspective. Someone with this link is challenged to get down to the bottom of things and to learn new ideas in order to be used later on for growth and recognition.

The Sun establishes a particular kind of energy in terms of its zodiacal sign and the Moon receives that specific energy into the process of the Moon’s sign. This blend is distributed throughout our personal system of needs, according to our lived experience to keep us alive and on the way to fulfillment.

The basic meaning of the 8 th house is others’ resources, self.worth and value, experiences and matters relating to death, sex along with the 5 th house. Mars being the Singleton within a Bucket formation and the handle of the bucket, it controls and dominates the action.

 His way of expression, the usual modality, is in a fixed mode –{8 planets} This mode has the connotation of organization, stolidity, rootedness, fixity, stability and solidarity.

On the other hand the faculty of communicating represented by Mercury symbolism is extraordinarily well situated. Thus, Mercury is conjoint the 29º Leo- Regulus degree bestowing him attributes similar to Venus or Jupiter connections. The planets here situated will be fortunate and likely to show success.

 In reality, Regulus is in fact one of the four royal stars. It is known as the “star of kings” and it is the most important of the four. It promises success, independence and when close to the luminaries, which is the case{cj the Sun} , the better qualities of the star will be visible.

It is also fundamental to realize that Mercury and the Sun are in mutual reception {<> notation}. This special connection between the two energies confers him illumination of intelligence.

I don’t want to finish this incredible Horoscope without mention you that if you observe the 90º Midpoint Pictures you will notice that he has AP (Aries Point)=Jupiter/Pluto. This terrific midpoint when situated at Aries Point promises and suggests that fortune and abundance of resources could likely be visible.

This is exactly what occurred at James Van Praagh’s life.

by Natália Viana Pinto

http://www.astrologylanguage.com/

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