I have here 'Revelation: A Commentary Based on a Study of Twenty-Four Psychic Discourses by Edgar Cayce'.
Cayce was requested to give an interpretation of the Book of Revelation as recorded in the King James version of the Bible, explaining the general
plan, theme, significance of the book and to give explanations of the symbols therein. It's all in there, laid out in question and answer format as
it was asked to Cayce and as he answered, and they went step by step right the way through.
It's published by A.R.E. press, this edition 1969 but still in print AFAIK.
Of the book as a whole, he says that "the visions, the experiences, the names, the churches, the places, the dragons, the cities, all are but emblems
of those forces that may war within the individual in its journey through the material, or from the entering into the material manifestation to the
entering into the glory, or the awakening in the spirit.."
Which means then, as I understand it, that it is a sort of allegory of what one might expect on the path of spiritual development - from a Christian
viewpoint, of course.
As to the 'Anti-Christ' - This is question and answer no.4 in this book, it reads as follows:
"Q-4. In what form does the anit-Christ come, spoken of in Revelation?
A-4.In the spirit of that opposed to the spirit of truth. The fruits of the spirit of the Christ are love, joy, obedience, long-suffering, brotherly
love, kindness. Against such there is no law. The spirit of hate, the anti-Christ, is contention, strife, fault-finding, lovers of self, lovers of
praise. Those are the anti-Christ, and take possession of groups, masses, and show themselves even in the lives of men."
That's it folks, that's what he said about the anti-Christ - make of it what you will.
edit - typo
[edit on 1-8-2008 by skjalddis]