The Sleeping Prophet, Part III: Edgar Cayce’s Miracle Readings 1-3

Part I: The Life of Edgar Cayce

Part II: Edgar Cayce’s Method

I am excited to say, that while doing research in the local library as well as on the internet, I have found TOO MANY miracle readings to write in this blog post.  I have decided to narrow it down to only the ones which I find to be important, and still, I am forced to divide this into two parts.

Edgar Cayce, The Sleeping Prophet

“The Sleeping Prophet”

The first part will describe three impressive stories I have found, in which the information provided in his readings proved to be undeniably correct.

Story One:

As the word spread on “The Miracle Man of Virginia Beach”, Edgar’s Clientele grew to such notable names as Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Edison, Irving Berlin, George Girshwin, and Gina Cerminara.

Gina was a successful author of her time.  The content of her books ranged from psychology to spirituality and reincarnation.

Over the course of her career, Gina wrote multiple books about Edgar.  The following is an excerpt from one of her works which describes one miracle healing and reading that took place;

“Cayce once gave a reading on a blind man, a musician by profession, who regained part of his vision in one eye through following the physical suggestions given by Cayce. This man happened to have a passion for railroads and a tremendous interest in the Civil War. In the life reading which Cayce gave, he said that the man had been a soldier in the South, in the army of Lee, and that he had been a railroad man by profession in that incarnation. Then he proceeded to tell him that his name in that life was Barnett Seay, and that the records of Seay could still be found in the state of Virginia. The man took the trouble to hunt for the records and found them in the state capitol at Richmond: that is to say he found the record of one Barnett Seay, standard-bearer in Lee’s army who had entered and been discharged from the service in such and such a year.”

Story Two:

Another amazing healing session that Edgar performed was for a friend and co-worker with whom he worked side by side.  This co-worker’s name was Dr. Ketchum, with whom Edgar had partnered up with in order to combine his spoken treatments with someone who could actually perform the techniques involved on patients.

In this case, Dr. Ketchum had suffered from severe abdominal pains (which he feared was appendicitis) for two and a half years.  After many failed attempts by various doctors of the time, Dr. Ketchum enlisted Edgar’s Help.  At this time, Edgar was living in Alabama pursuing his career as a photographer.

Dr. Ketchum gave a public address on October 11, 1911, before the American Association for Clinical Research in Boston, Massachusetts, in which he described the method by which Edgar Healed him as follows;

In March 29th, he [Edgar] came to my office at the suggestion of my friend, who came with him. He laid down and went into one of his usual naps. Now he had been told nothing pertaining to whose case he was to tell about, and as I had tried everything suggested by seven men and no relief, of course I had little faith in anything. But I was willing and anxious to have him try. My friend said “Go over this man carefully, (giving my name) he is here in this room. Tell us what you find.” [DS: Edgar said] “yes, we have him here. A little over twenty-eight moons ago this man wrenched his spine, as a result of which we find an impinging on the vertebral end of the nerves at the last dorsal and numbers one and two lumbar vertebrae. We now find pain and irritation at the opposite pole, or in the inguinal region, worse on the right side, through the sympathetic. We also find some irritation of the bladder. As this was caused mechanically it will require mechanical treatment of manipulation to relieve it.”  My wife, upon being told, immediately recalled the time when I wrenched my spine while feeding my horse. It had only troubled me a few days and had completely passed from memory until it was recalled. …After three or four mechanical treatments my pseudo-appendicitis cleared up entirely …” [4135-1, Background, B1.]

Story Three:

Edgar Cayce

The third miracle reading which I will discuss in this post occurred around the year of 1907, when one George Dalton (a 204 pound railroad and building contractor from Hopkinsville), took a terrible fall on a construction site, breaking his right leg above and below his knee.  Many doctors and medical experts decided that Dalton would never again be able to walk, and that his leg would surely have to be amputated.  Dr. Ketchum, however, decided to track down Edgar for an emergency reading.  According to a lecture that Dr. Ketchum gave in 1962, he spoke of the event as such;

“It was on the 30th day of May, 1906 or ’07, … I went down and consulted Cayce. He laid down and went to sleep and told me what to do … Cayce had said to bore a hole in there (the knee cap) and nail it down. That was rather radical treatment for those times. It just wasn’t done. They had used splints, but not metal screws up to that time. So, after I got the picture in my mind I went down to the old blacksmith and told him what I wanted. He made a nail like a large roofing nail, with a large head on it, made out of iron. Dr. Anderson and I and the two girl nurses went down there and bored a hole in the knee and nailed it. Then we put the leg in traction, with a pulley at the foot of the bed. … He took that nail to his grave with him, about 30 years afterward.” [5779-1, Reports, R1.]

This technique is still used to this day, and is accredited to Edgar Cayce, a man with only a SEVENTH GRADE EDUCATION!

Part IV: Readings 4-7



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