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The Edgar Cayce Primer

Discovering the Path to Self-Transformation

The Edgar Cayce story is one of the most compelling in inspirational literature. Over the course of forty years the man known as The Sleeping Prophet, time and again closed his eyes, entered an altered state of consciousness, and spoke to the very heart a and spirit of humankind on subjects such as health, healing, dreams, meditation, sexuality and reincarnation. His more than 14,000 psychic readings are preserved at the Association for Research and Enlightenment.

The purpose of this book is to serve a special function to the seeker. Millions have become familiar with the Edgar Cayce story and have read about his life through one of the biographies such as There Is A River by Thomas Sugrue or The Sleeping Prophet by Jess Stern. Stirred by the philosophy of the readings, they don't know what step to take next.

The Edgar Cayce Primer should be of special help to those who would like to take that next step: obtaining an in-depth view of the psychology and philosophy of the readings, presented in a context that will help the reader integrate this information with his own religious background, scientific perspective, and personal life.

Alfred North Whitehead, the great English philosopher and educator, defined philosophy as "the endeavor to formulate a system of general ideas which shall be consistent, coherent and complete, in terms of which every aspect of our experience can be interpreted." We hope the reader will utilize the information in this book, applying Whitehead's standard.

In addition to its philosophical premises, this book contains a model, a conceptual picture of the nature of man, which we hope will serve as a framework, facilitating an evaluation of all humankind's experiences: religious, psychical, mystical, pathological, altered states and everyday consciousness. The purpose of this model is to help us organize and integrate what we already know and lead us to new and creative insights and further testable hypotheses.

Herbert B. Puryear, Ph. D.

This book is available in paperback published by Bantam Books for $7.99 (ISBN 0-553-25278-X) at your local bookstore or through The Logos Center Bookstore.