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dialogue of the psyche
DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
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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- The Sleeping Prophet


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/10/edgar-cayce-the-sleeping-prophet/

Edgar Cayce was an American psychic who gained world recognition with his ability to answer “questions” while in a self-induced trance.   His prominence came late in his life when his prophecies overshadowed his original focus was which was healing and theology.

Cayce was born in a small rural town in Kentucky to a farmer and his wife.  Even as a young child, Cayce was a devout Christian and read his bible everyday and taught Sunday School.  He and his father formed a partnership to sell insurance but was struck with laryngitis.  He later decided to shift to photography as this profession was not as straining to his voice.

He later met a traveling hypnotist who offered to attempt cure Cayce.  The session worked and Cayce was able to use his voice again.  The hypnotist had asked Cayce to describe his condition while under a trance.   Cayce’s fame grew and his cure was offered to other people while in hypnotic trance as reports of his “miracle cure” was reported in news papers in town.

As his fame grew Cayce became referred to as the “prophet” or the “clairvoyant.  Although he often hesitated when people asked him for “readings” he felt that he could not turn them down especially if he felt that they needed his help.

His methods included lying down with his hands clasped to his chest while entering a dreamlike or trance-like state.  He would then be given questions but with the seekers asking for help on health, business-related or personal problems.  Cayce would then proceed to answer the questions.

Some of the more common themes of Cayce’s readings were health related.  These often pertained to asking for cures, alternative forms of treatment and other health concepts and practices.

Among Cayce’s “prophecies” that reportedly came true include the Great Depression of 1929.  During one of his readings, Cayce reportedly mentioned a “great disturbance” in the financial world.  Another disturbing foresight that came true was the Tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean, an event that Cayce predicted in 1941.

Perhaps Cayce’s greatest legacy is the A.R.E or the Association for Research and Enlightenment, with its headquarters in Virginia Beach, USA.  The center founded in 1931 aims “to research and explore transpersonal subjects such as holistic health, ancient mysteries, personal spirituality, dreams and dream interpretation, intuition, and philosophy and reincarnation”.   Simply stated, the institution is dedicated to finding enlightenment and help with the use of Cayce’s readings as foundations.  To this day, research and studies dedicated to Cayce’s legacy are still being carried on at the A.R.E.

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