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dialogue of the psyche
DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
SEMANTICS: linguistics. the study of meaning.

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Edgar Cayce


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/edgar-cayce/

Edgar Cayce was an American Psychic.  He was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1877 to a farming couple.  When he was about to enter the 9th grade his education had to be stopped because his family could not afford to send him to school anymore.  Cayce considered himself to be a devout Christian and was a member of the Followers of Christ.  He read the bible everyday, taught Sunday school and recruited missionaries for the organization.

Cayce discovered his gift when he was struck by laryngitis while selling insurance.  His inability to speak resulted in him having to live with his parents for over a year.  During this time, he decided to study photography as this occupation allowed him to conserve his voice.

A traveling hypnotist named “Hart – The Laugh Man” came to Hopkinsville and offered to help Cayce cure his ailment.  While on stage he put Cayce in a hypnotic state and while in this state Cayce’s voice apparently returned but disappeared when awake. Since Hart was constantly traveling, another hypnotist by the name of Al Layne decided to cure Cayce.  Layne put Cayce in a hypnotic state and asked him to describe his ailment.  Cayce proceeded to describe his condition while under a trance using the plural first person point of view.  It was later discovered that his laryngitis was due to “psychological paralysis” which could be cured by increasing the blood flow to his voice box.  When Layne suggested this to Cayce his chest reportedly became flushed with blood and when the treatment was over Cayce declared that he was cured.  Relapses reportedly occurred but were eventually corrected.

Cayce is well known for his psychic abilities and using these abilities to cure illnesses.  His methods include lying down on a couch while under trance or sleep state and would answer questions regarding health, illnesses and other personal problems.  During these trances, it was reported that Cayce could not remember what he had said after waking.  He said that the unconscious mind has access to information that the conscious mind cannot access.

Cayce was a dream interpreter who did not support Freud’s theories on dream interpretation.  He stated that dreams have many levels and can be interpreted in different ways depending on the person who has dreamed it.  He also states that interpretation of the dream can only come from the dreamer himself since these dreams hold significant information known only to the dreamer.  Dreams he said can only be interpreted correctly if it makes sense to the dreamer.

Today, more than fifty years after his death, The Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment continue with his work exploring spirituality, dreams, dream interpretation, ancient mysteries, holistic health and other transpersonal subjects.  Their headquarters is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia where Cayce spent the last years of his life.

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