Hello and thanks for reading. Hopefully there's somebody out here in ATS-land who can clarify something for me regarding "the Sleeping Prophet",
Edgar Cayce, with whose notoriety, but not work, I am familiar.
I borrowed "Edgar Cayce's Story of the Origin and Destiny of Man" from my local library. The book is by Lytle Robinson but draws from what are
referred to as "the Cayce readings". Each chapter focuses on a specific civilization, like the North American "Mound Builders", and begins with a
history of the civilization as it intersects with a supposed Atlantean emigration, followed by extracts from the Cayce readings, which are not always
easy to decipher. The language is either cluttered and/or semantically difficult in many instances.
Many of the readings refer to "the entity", and though I am halfway done reading the book, I have not found a decent explanation of what he is
talking about. (Perhaps I missed it?)
"In the present, as a result of this experience, the entity has knowledge or ability in things pertaining to the working of metals and
buildings...and the democratic feeling."
"...the entity was a teacher among the people of that period and among those destroyed in the overflow of the land -- and again will the entity be in
the earth's sphere when a change comes about."
"The entity dwelt among those where there was storage of the motivative forces in nature, from the great crystals that so condensed the lights, the
forms, the activities as to guide the ships upon the bosom of the sea, and in the air..."
"There we find the entity was among those who were not only in what is now known as the Yucatan land, but also the Pyrenees and the Egyptian
"The entity was among those who were keepers of money, corn, wine, skins, and precious stones; and the one close to the King who rose in power during
Many (but not all) passages referring to this entity mention it "being among" such and such people or environments. I am somewhat under the
impression that he is talking about an individual through whose eyes he is (supposedly) viewing his surroundings, thus making the reading possible. I
would be happy with this explanation were it not for passages when the tone seems to suggest that the entity is an other-worldly being...a spirit or
Here's to hoping that this thread reaches the resident Edgar Cayce scholar here at ATS. If anyone cares to chime in, thanks in advance!