There is a universe of misunderstanding on this subject. Edgar Cayce gave some 14,000 readings from a trance state which were transcribed by a stenographer. He very seldom made an error when it pertains to things that had already happened and things to come.
The term Israel was used to describe spiritual development and the term Jerusalem used to describe those who had attained it. He did predict chaos and opposition around a soon to be created country in the middle east which would be named Israel. This later came to be.
There are many references in his readings which refer to Hebrews of the area but not Jews,with them later mostly converting to Islam and today known as Palestinians. There was a Hebrew sect in the country he discusses prominently referred to as the Essenes which produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and that Mary was a member of this metaphysical group as well as her son Jesus. Mary was chosen to give birth to the entity who would incarnate and manifest the light of the Christos to humanity.
The Essene scrolls describe the activities of the Essenes several hundred years before the birth of Jesus. The Cayce readings describe the Essenes before even their discovery through the Essene Scrolls. Much of the confusion we see around us today results from the Constantine version of the bible which severely distorts the Dead Sea Scrolls. He forgot to take out the part about the body being the temple of the spirit. Constantine was known to have spent time in India and used many of their spiritual concepts in order to write what is known as the bible. The Essene scrolls indicate that Jesus was very fond of the grape.
In fact Cayce goes into detail concerning the lost segments of the seekers (Israel) and mentions a portion of them settling in England near an area known as Stonehenge. This is a topic incidentally covered pretty well by writer Michael Tsarion who labels them Scythians or Irish. DNA tests do show a relation between Palestinians and the Irish.
There is a history of various groups in the world exterminating various cultures because it was felt they did not adhere to their particular brand of religion (religion roughly translates into the search for truth from the Greek) when in fact these groups were just as Cayce described, seeking the light. Strongly highlighted is The War between the Children of Light and the Children of Darkness and seems to echo the conflict between Cayce’s Atlantean Sons of the Law of One and the Sons of Belial. The Native American is one we are all familiar with. Their particular focus was communion with the Creator or “Great White Spirit“, also discussed here and most of us are familiar with this. In fact the goal of Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, the Science of Yoga, Hinduism (which incidentally translates to “the search for truth) etc. are engaged in this very same quest. It is the attempt to become Israel and attain Jerusalem which is open to all. When Jerusalem is attained, one becomes the Holy of Holies. When one becomes Israel, he in turn becomes the chosen of the Lord. In other words, the Lord or the light, chooses those who choose him/her. It is a bit more inclusive than what has been presented to us.
Let us take look at some small portions of the Edgar Cayce readings.
There are several Cayce readings related to a mysterious Hebrew sect known as the Essenes which are included in this section of the web site. The Essenes are currently receiving a great deal of attention in the archaeological community due to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which describes their activities several hundred years before the birth of Christ. One of the documents is entitled The War between the Children of Light and the Children of Darkness and seems to echo the conflict between Cayce’s Atlantean Sons of the Law of One and the Sons of Belial, a concept the that James Cameron the creator Avatar and other movies seemed very familiar with. Also, Cayce indicated that the Essenes had been established as a school for prophets at the time of Samuel. Their primary mission was to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. In fact, he said that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was one of several young women selected to live in the Essene community as a possible channel for the birth of the Christ. Cayce also indicated that Jesus received at least part of his education in schools run by the Essenes.
Interestingly, Cayce’s readings regarding this deeply metaphysical group occurred well before the 1947 discovery of the scrolls in the caves of Qumran in Palestine (Cayce died in 1945). Although ancient historians, such as Josephus and Pliny the Elder, had made reference to the Essenes, the Dead Sea Scrolls provided the first undisputable evidence of their existence. Also, the narratives presented in the texts have greatly increased our knowledge of the beliefs and practices of this fascinating and unusual group. Since the Dead Sea Scrolls have only recently been made available to most scholars, new information and theories regarding the Essenes and Scriptural history are being formulated. In this section we will post those new findings and how they relate to the information in the readings. However, it is clear that the Cayce readings were amazingly accurate in describing this group.
His readings concerning Russia certainly do have things similarities with the Russian psychic Vanga.
3976-26, April 28, 1941
REPORTS OF READING 3976-26
R1. 9/14/69 Letter to HLC [In re 3976-26, Par. 12]:
“I wrote to you several months ago about the importance of the Davis Straits, which was one of your father’s predictions: “Strifes will arise throughout the period. Watch for them near the Davis Straits, where there will be attempts to keep open a life line to a land.”
Reading 5377-1, July, 1944
Thus let there be the study, the closer study of the promises which are made in the Book, yes, the history of the Jews; yet these having failed, who is Israel? Not the Jew, but Israel is the seeker after truth. Who may this be? Those who put and hold trust in the fact that they, as individuals, are children of the universal consciousness of God!
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