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Cayce, Edgar
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Cayce, Edgar, * 18 Mar 1877 (Hopkinsville, Kentucky), † 3 Jan 1945 (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

Known to the American public as the “sleeping prophet”, Edgar Cayce became an influential forerunner of New Age spirituality [→ New Age Movement] through the voluminous body of clairvoyant “readings” he left behind at his death in 1945. The transcripts of these trance sessions were catalogued and organized by the Association for Research and Enlightenment, the institution Cayce created in June 1931. Through the publishing initiatives of Ca…

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Lucas, Phillip Charles, “Cayce, Edgar”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_067>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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