posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by Sargoth
Edgar Cayce was a charlatan, and he was quite good at it. Like all mediums before him, he would go into a "trance" or a "coma" to do his readings.
His wife would write down what he stated, and most of that was ramblings. He would throw the kitchen sink at people when he "read" their illnesses.
The cures were for the more insane to try, as they did not work.
While Mr Cayce did not charge any money, his wife did collect a donation. Mr Cayce and his family made a lot of money from the stoolpigeons who
Not only are his predictions off base, but he also did a lot of readings about life in Atlantis. Apparently Atlantis was quite modern like the times
he described. His predictions about the coming World War in the late 1930s are vague and could have been made by anyone who read the newspaper back
If one wants to believe that Edgar Cayce was a prophet who cured people of their ills, that is fine. I am one to think he was one of the many
charlatans out there at the time who knew a mark when he met them.
Magicians do the same tricks Edgar Cayce did to get people to see their shows. Deception and misdirection is a common practice of both.