This week, I’m presenting the 21 books I’ve read in 2011 by section and interest each day. Career, Fiction, Life in France, Spirituality are the major areas of reading that I’ll be sharing with you over the coming days.
In my lists, I’ve included a few I’m still working on as I like to go in between books depending on my mood for the day, but be assured I’ve read 95% in their entirety so I’ll be making reviews in the future of each book for your reference and pleasure!
My Edgar Cayce Craze: There was the one year where all I read was Buddhist teachings from great minds like Thich Nhat Hanh, Osho, the Buddha and so forth. 2011 was the year of Edgar Cayce. Edgar Cayce, known as the Sleeping Prophet, confirms all of my Buddhism research in his thousands of psychic readings conducted under a hypnotic trance…. (click Read More to see my list)
In 2009/10, I read an interesting book by W.H. Church called Edgar Cayce’s Story of the Soul after I experienced an epic dream that took me back into the beginning of time, I was compelled to read more literature about this subject to better understand my dreams on a spiritual level, as well as make sense of such things in a logical, scientific way using untapped information from what we have called the collective unconscious history and knowledge of man.
1. The Edgar Cayce Primer by Herbet Puryear
This book is an excellent starting point on the readings of Edgar Cayce, his life, and his legacy on the psychic, spiritual, and scientific world. Puryear creates a collection of readings and stories on how to improve every area of our lives from the “Sleeping Prophet’s” access to the Akashic Records: reincarnation, Karma and grace, dreams, prayer and meditation, health and diet, religion and spirituality and so forth.
2. Edgar Cayce Handbook for Creating Your Future by Mark Thurston
To the untrained philosopher, this book has sort of a misnomer, because it’s not about creating your future per se, but about living life with certain principles for higher living that assure a more fulfilling present and future. There’s nothing spooky or magical about these principles, they’re about honoring free will, knowing that we have purpose, and pushing through crisis with positive resolution all with uniting the spiritual world in which we experience in relation to the physical world in which we exist. I enjoyed this book because it breaks down ways to be a better person overall and for inspiring others through our thoughts, words, and actions.
3. Dreams & Visions by Edgar Cayce
After years of dream research, I felt this book was a review of everything I had learned from other sources. Because just about everybody dreams, this book was interesting for its approach on the science and spirituality of dreaming and how we can better access our subconscious to discover information about ourselves and the world through this altered mental state. How to have better dream recall, heightened ESP, improved sleep, etc. Discover the type of dreams we have: about health, visitations, spiritual health and so forth and how to interpret them.
4. Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation and Family Karma by Kevin Todeschi
They say we can choose our friends, but not our family. Such an interesting phrase of thought. According to Edgar Cayce, everything in the universe acts according to universal laws, especially when it comes to the law of Karma. Each action creates an equal and opposite reaction and apparently, this applies to family relationships as well in this lifetime and in the next. The book features mostly examples of past life readings done by Edgar Cayce on subjects and the personal stories make way for understanding how family dynamics work and why we continue to be placed with the same family members throughout many lifetimes. I was able to apply what I had learned in the Dreams and Visions book mentioned above and through my dreams find understanding of my family relationships with astounding success. I found out my relationships with my brothers, my mother, my birth dad, and even how I met my husband in previous lives. Rather than creep me out, this knowledge gave me greater understanding, compassion, and peace.
Have you read any of these books? Share your thoughts and reactions? Can you recommend any books on the subject of Edgar Casey that are not mentioned on this list? Please share!