The Life, Times, Ideas, Readings, Metaphysics, Prophecies, & Capabilities of Edgar Cayce - a complete overview of his work and an analytic summary of the major assessments of his psychic talent.
Michael Wells Mandeville
Return of the Phoenix Book One: The Veil
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Return Of The Phoenix: A Trilogy of the World Epic
Return of the Phoenix Book One: The Veil
Edgar Cayce - an overview of his capabilities, ideas, life, metaphysics, prophecies, readings, & historical context of his work and an analytic summary of the major assessments of his psychic talent. (Key topics related to Edgar Cayce: Accuracy, Biography, Career, Clairvoyance, Christianity, End Times, Metaphysics, Millennium, Precognition, Prophecy, Prophets, Psychic Readings & Predictions, Religion, Validation and Verification of Psychic Accuracy)
Return of the Phoenix Book Two: The Great Break-Up
The Great Break-Up is a comprehensive anthology and verification of Edgar Cayce's psychic predictions and clairvoyant vision about business, economics, history, international affairs, politics, and other topics. Cayces predictions are related within the times of their making during 1923-1944 and are presented with the story of their scientific assessment during the 1990's along with the results which systematically document an objective score of 92% for Cayce's general predictions. (Key topics related to the 20th century predictions of Edgar Cayce: accuracy, validation, verification, vision)
Return of the Phoenix Book Three: The Prophecies
The Prophecies is a definitive anthology and scientific analysis of Edgar Cayces millennial prophecies about the opening of an ancient time vault in Egypt and a shift in the location of the poles which will create many catastrophic changes in the earth in the period 2000-2001. Cayces predictions and stories are fully presented, for the first time ever, along with the major correlations in the geological record which corroborate Cayces stories, and prove that his predictions are on track, along with the major parallels between Cayces stories and the ancient memories of humanity as found in the ancient records, legends, and prophecies of various religions and cultures. The Prophecies concludes with a presentation of the discovery of major new scientific principles (Vortex Plate Tectonics) which explain how the Earths surface has been shaped by the mechanisms of continous polar motion, migration, and periodical sudden avalanches of the crust to shift the pole into a new location. The Trilogy of the Return of the Phoenix concludes by using the principles of vortex tectonics to describe the most likely scenario of why, how, and when the crust of the Earth may avalanche during the period 2000-2001 to bring the North Pole close to Northern Europe, along with a summary of the likely consequences for humans. (Key topics include: 10,500 BC, 2000 AD, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Ancient Memory, Archeology, Atlantis, Catastrophism, Chandlers Wobble, Christianity, Crustal Motion, Earthquakes, Edgar Cayce, End Times, Geology, Geophysics, Giza, Great Pyramid, Hall of Initiation, Hapgood, Hermes and Hermetic Philosophy, History Of The 20th Century, Legends, Location of the Poles, Magnetic Reversals, Metaphysics, Millennium, Mythology, Mythology and Metaphor of the Phoenix, Orion, Plate Tectonics and Geophysics thereof, Polar Ice Caps, Polar Motion, Pole Shift, Prophecy, Prophets, Religion, Sphinx, Validation and Verification of Psychic Accuracy, Volcanism, Wisconsin Ice Age, & Y'shua.
The Purpose Of The Trilogy
~ Open the Mouth of the Dead ~
Edgar Cayce, who became world famous because of his remarkable psychic ability to find cures for disease and foresee the future, made 45 predictions during the height of his prophetic career about events which will surround a devastating shift in the poles of the Earth in the years 2000/2001. These prophecies are gravely troublesome, giving the impression of far-reaching, cataclysmic changes which will propel humanity into a completely unsuspected, unimaginable future.
Is there any reason to suppose that Cayces disturbing prophecies could actually happen? The Return of the Phoenix presents in three volumes the story of the Quest which was undertaken to answer this question and the findings and discoveries which were made on the journey, including:
The Phoenix Quest began with two paramount issues: what is the "pole shift" proposition and what is its credibility? The effort to answer these two questions resulted in an anthology which is presented in these three volumes. It is the most comprehensive anthology and scientific analysis of the validity of Cayces work which has ever been compiled outside of his health prognostications. Based on five years of research, the Quest assigned an overall score of 92% for Cayces accuracy with long term predictions. With this objective score, the first which has ever been established for Cayce, the Trilogy provides a major historical milestone for Cayces legacy as well as for the scientific study of psychic/spiritual phenomenon.
Book One, "The Veil", explores the credibility of the man, Edgar Cayce, by looking at his life and his documentation. His professional career is summarized and analyzed, and the general content of his readings is reviewed, including the metaphysical and religious context which provides the backdrop of his predictions.
Books Two and Three provide the first comprehensive overview of Cayces prophetic scope. The books evaluate 253 world-class objective predictions given by Cayce and tie them together into a complete story of the past, present, and future. The setting and story behind the predictions, including their connection to the flow of Cayces life, are provided within an outline of the history of the 20th century, or within the history of the Earth and ancient times. The story line leaves little doubt why 191 of these predictions were objectively fulfilled, why 17 failed, and why 45 "destiny" prophecies are still pending for the millennial period of 1998-2001.
Book Two, "The Great Break-Up", establishes the validity of Cayces predictions about human history and presents Cayces sweeping vision of the 20th century and beyond in a "Future History". Book Two summarizes the methods for verifying Cayces statements and provides a scoreboard for Cayces accuracy with various types of statements.
Book Three, "The Prophecies", establishes the scientific validity of Cayces statements about the ancient past and his predictions about all types of Earth events. Book Three concludes the Quest with an integration of all of Cayces outstanding predictions about the millennial era into a complete vision which describes why, when, and how the poles of the Earth will shift to a new location and how humanity can cope with the aftermath.
The Phoenix Trilogy is a major scientific milestone for the study of spiritual/psychic phenomenon. The Quest used a scientific approach for deriving a "hard", empirically-based score for the credibility of objective psychic precognition and clairvoyant observations. The approach subjected Cayces psychic "data" to rigorous empirical critical analysis to substantiate Cayces credibility and areas of strength. With these scores, the Trilogy proves the existence of psychic or clairvoyant faculties and the ability of humans to consistently and reliably "tune into" both the future and the past. This approach squarely bridges the gap between science and the spiritual/psychic realm and it should be used for the study of any psychic.
The Quest unfolds as the authors personal story of his long journey through the work of Edgar Cayce, ancient Egypt and other cultures, human history, and a large assortment of legends, myths, archeological findings, and scientific concepts about the Earth. The Quest begins with the authors encounter with the Cayce phenomenon and the 100,000 plus pages of Cayce transcripts, reports, and correspondence which reside on the Cayce/Davis CD. The Quest goes on to demonstrate the workings of the scientific approach which was used in the process of verifying Cayces personal credibility and the accuracy of this predictions. This first person approach provides guidance in how to study Cayces readings on the CD and is intended to demonstrate and convey serious science and philosophy in a manner which is understandable, continually useful, and interesting for large numbers of people.
The Quest continues through the Trilogy to present and demonstrate how key ideas from Cayces readings merge to form an integrated vision which guides and leads to further discoveries. One such "find", another scientific milestone on the pages of the Trilogy, is the discovery of the mechanism which drives the motion of the plates in the Earths crust. From the attempt to correlate Cayces Earth change predictions with real phenomenon, certain correlations emerged which demonstrate exactly how and why plate tectonics works.
Since this mechanism goes to the core of all of Cayces predictions and comments about the rapidly approaching pole shift, Book Three explains the mechanism in great detail with extensive proof. The crust of the Earth is formed and shaped by cyclical fluctuations in the wobbling motion of the pole (Chandlers wobble). These fluctuations in the wobbles of the pole are directly driven by the Sun and the Moon. All motion in the plates and blocks of the Earths crust are directly created by the combined tug of the Sun and Moon and these fluctuations in the wobble of the pole. This motion of the crust is experienced as Earthquake and volcanic activity and all of Earths major tectonic features (mountains, volcanoes, and continents) are directly created by these fundamental motions. The history of the Earths crust is essentially the history of the continuous motion of the pole through the cycles of its wobbles and the occasional sudden jerking relocation of the pole to a new point of equilibrium. Ironically, the mechanism behind plate tectonics is nothing but this shifting pole.
The Trilogy concludes by weaving together many of Cayces key stories and ideas about Atlantis, ancient Egypt, and the millenium into the story of the "World Epic". For the first time, Cayces "whole proposition" is laid out in a comprehensive anthology of Cayces key ideas. The World Epic portrays the elements of a grand paradigm about the nature of the Earth, the history of humanity, and God. If Cayces propositions are true, many mysteries about the human situation. religion, spirituality, and many areas of speculative archeology about the ancient past can be resolved into clear and certain knowledge. Since Cayce is often misunderstood and is frequently quoted incorrectly and out of context, this mosaic of the World Epic will change the way even devoted fans currently understand and regard Cayce's work.
The Purpose of Book One The Veil
The Quest begins in Book One with an overview of Edgar Cayces world vision and a serious examination of the credibility of Cayce and his psychic powers. Who was he, what was his personal track record, how did the people who knew him regard his work? Is there any reason to suppose that we should take him seriously? What objective results did his clairvoyance obtain for his clients and himself? What studies have been done to validate his work? What is the objective evidence?
The man, his life, his development as a psychic, his practice, his readings, his documentation, his commentaries, his message, his religious concepts, his metaphysics, and his psychic vision are all surveyed. Some of the popular books about Cayces life and work are reviewed and the testimonials offered by Harmon Bro and David Kahn are explored in considerable detail.
Book One provides a starting point for any exploration of Cayces readings. The Quest explores the Cayce/Davis CD in ways which students of Cayce will find useful as a research reference tool.
The Purpose of Book Two The Great Break-Up
The Quest continues in Book Two with a rigorous examination of Cayces predictions about his own times and the future of the twentieth century. Cayce made hundreds of specific business, political, and economic predictions for the years 19242000. For the first time, these objective historical predictions are carefully examined within their historical context. The Quest then systematically tabulates Cayces successes and failures to determine an accuracy of 92% for Cayces long-term predictions and clairvoyant statements.
Cayce made many types of objective predictions for businessmen, groups, housewives, students, and friends about war, peace, recovery from the great depression, the beginning and end of World War II, future technology, the destinies of the nations, growth industries, the stock market, stock picks, earthquakes, major storms, droughts, searching for treasure, interest rates, the future of gold, the ways in which the prediction of weather and earthquakes could be made scientific, and many others. He even predicted that the study of spiritual/psychic phenomenon could and would eventually become fully scientific and measurable.
Cayces accuracy for these predictions varied quite widely, depending upon how short-range the event was and the extent to which free will could influence the outcome. Book Two analyzes each major type of prediction and establishes a score for each. Several findings are posted into a "scoreboard" which will prove to be of interested to scientists and philosophers as well as the general reader. With this scoreboard, the Quest has an objective estimate for how seriously Cayces millennial predictions should be taken.
The summary scoreboard clearly shows that a number of factors determine the accuracy of a precognitive or clairvoyant prediction, including the "room" for the play of free will in the event, the theatre of the action, the number of actors involved in the theatre, and the time frame of the event. Most surprisingly, the Quest discovers that the present and the near future is the least determined, and the long future is the most determined. Cayces accuracy was the highest with long term impersonal events and was the least accurate in human affairs involving the choices of a relatively small number of people in the time frame of less than 30 days.
To document and convey the solid substance of Cayces score, over 300 of Cayces predictions are quoted verbatim, many for the first time, and set within an accurate historical context along with an analysis of each statement. Within each topical chapter, the predictions are usually presented in the sequence in which they were given. This provides an historical mosaic against which the application of each prediction can be objectively seen. From this a determination can be made for whether the prediction was fulfilled or whether an individual prediction had failed or is still pending. Many seemingly obscure statements suddenly can be seen to be right on the pulse of the times. And some statements can be seen to have been badly abused by various writers and quoters, misinterpreted by quoters who "lost" the context in which the predictions were given.
The result is a vivid retrospective of the central dynamics of the 20th century, a "Future History" which demonstrates Cayces prophetic scope and accuracy. The Future History articulates, as a series of prophetic warnings, the way history would unfold and why during the 20th century and the early part of the 21st century. Within the retrospective, the extraordinary vision behind the prophecies becomes clearly obvious, the central dynamics and outcomes of the 20th century were all thoroughly grasped and outlined in the most basic terms by Cayce, even though not every prediction involving the various players on the historical stage came true.
It is impossible to seriously view this retrospective of the 20th century without having ones personal paradigms profoundly influenced. The retrospective serves like a personal scryers mirror in which images of both the past and the present form up to reveal the dynamics, trends, and tendencies which have molded and impelled us all over the planet.
Images of the future may also form up in the mirror to reveal what will confront us yet again, all over the planet. By the year 2001 conditions in the world may parallel the conditions of 1932. Many physical and organizational modes of operation may cease to function, nothing may work as it has. The economies of the world may collapse as a consequence of the destructions wrought by a pole shift and huge masses may find it difficult to cope with even the most basic issues of survival. Under such circumstances, the political solutions people will seek will parallel all those divergent factions and conflicts which embroiled the world in constant struggle from 1930 through to 1945 during the Great Break-Up of the dynastic age. By looking backwards on the Great Break-Up, one may see a vision of the future, hopefully to learn from that vision how to overcome the least desirable aspects of the brutal past.
The Purpose of Book Three The Prophecies
The Quest continues in Book Three by finishing Cayces Future History through to the millennium and beyond. The full power of Cayces clairvoyance is fully unleashed in this final volume of the Trilogy. For the first time, every statement Cayce ever made about Earth events in the past or Earth changes in the future is presented, along with all of his other millennial predictions about the opening of the Hall of Records and the return of a Great Initiate. From these the visionary story which Cayces comments collectively tell emerges for the first time.
Cayces predictions about Earth changes are thoroughly analyzed and compared with the latest scientific concepts and data to assess their validity and feasibility. All of Cayces objective comments about the past are also systematically explored. Based on the objective evidence, an accuracy of 90% is computed for Cayces comments about pole shifts, and an accuracy of 84% is computed as his average score for all Earth change predictions.
Since many of Cayces Earth change predictions about the future are a part of his stories about Atlantis and ancient Egypt, the Quest forages broadly through archeology, ancient history, geology, geophysics, paleontology, and mythology seeking evidence and corroboration. Book Three demonstrates how Cayces stories and explanations parallel with evidence from many sciences and areas of knowledge.
The Quest begins in Book Three by examining the pole shift concept and the lines of geological evidence related to it. Cayce described a succession of pole shifts which he claimed shaped the evolution of humanity and finally destroyed a civilization called Atlantis with a pole shift in 10,500 BC. Book Three presents a critical tour through the concepts of geology, plate tectonics and geophysics looking for the evidence of Cayces past pole shifts and for the mechanics of the Earth which make them feasible or impossible.
The Quest discovers that the evidence which supports Cayces pole shift is abundant and directly confirms most of the dates which Cayce mentioned. Surprisingly, the Quest also discovers that many geologists and geophysicists are abandoning old ideas about ice ages and the slow movements of the Earths continents. Many Earth scientists are beginning to argue that not only are pole shifts feasible, only fairly frequent shifts in the location of the pole can explain the geological records of catastrophic floods, sudden climate and sea level changes, and other phenomenon.
The Quest then undertakes to develop "tectonic" eyes by reviewing (for laymen) the basic concepts of geophysics and plate tectonics. Through these new eyes, the rest of Cayces comments about Earth changes and pole shifts are examined, beginning with Atlantis. From a high quality study which has been ignored in North America, the hard scientific data which describes part of the physical corpse of Atlantis is presented. Since the smoking gun of Atlantis demise was found near the corpse, Book Three presents the tectonic murder weapon as well.
The Quest continues by looking for ancient memories which remember the last pole shift event in 10,500 BC. If Cayce and the catastrophe data are correct, there must be parallels in the earliest ancient memories of humanity which reflect the last event. Book Three presents the methods and results of a search for the ancient memories of floods and catastrophes in the ancient myths and legends of many cultures and peoples. Through a process of radical deconstruction, the ancient memory elements for many cultures were found and their parallels summarized. They parallel both each other and Cayce so closely the result cannot be coincidental. They describe in very similar ways the experience and results of a pole shift. Even more tellingly, from deep within the ancient memory comes what is most likely the exact specification of the sequence of the events connected with a pole shift and the length of the last one in 10,500 BC.
Thus emboldened, the Quest subjects many ancient and traditional prophecies about "end times" to the same radical deconstruction to extract the common elements. "The Prophecies" presents the most common parallel between the old prophecies: they describe ancient memories of the last pole shift and they predict that the same thing will happen again.
From the parallels between the ancient memories, old prophecies, and Cayces stories about the pole shifts which destroyed Atlantis, the Quest spots the tracks of the Phoenix. For the Egyptians, the story of the world is the Earth-Phoenix. Once in a great age the Earth-Phoenix flies, the ancient Egyptians told their children, and each time it flies the world is both destroyed and reborn. Myths in almost all cultures and prophecies echo and parallel this master metaphor in various ways, even closely agreeing on the number of former worlds.
From this ancient Egyptian concept of the Phoenix, the Quest begins to outline the "World Epic". The World Epic begins with the cataclysmic history of Atlantis and other anti-deluvian civilizations. The story continues with the founding of Egypt, the building of the pyramids, and the sealing of the Hall of Records. The story jumps to Cayces stunning predictions about his own times and the last half of the twentieth century, and ends with Cayces Earth change and millennial prophecies. Each era in the World Epic is correlated with historical facts and the latest scientific findings.
With the correlations of the World Epic serving as the backdrop, the Quest proceeds to analyze Cayces predictions about Earth events in the 20th century. Book Three organizes thematically all of his predictions for 1923 through to 1944 and analyzes them against the historical record to tightly assess the accuracy of Cayces ability. The record of verification in Book Three eliminates much confusion which has been created by an endless misquoting and misapplication of some of Cayces predictions.
With well-developed tectonic eyes, the Quest finally tackles Cayces long range predictions about gradual "omen" changes in the Earth for the period 1958-1998. Cayce claimed that a shift in the equilibrium of the Earth in 1936 would cause a change in the location of the pole. This would begin a long term process of change. The trends of this change in the earth would appear by 1958 and they would begin the process of the shifting of the pole. By 1998 these trends should intensify and then culminate in 2000/2001 with a sudden, major shift in the location of the pole.
Book Three demonstrates the results of an exhaustive study of scientific databases which verifies these omen predictions. Many correlations of polar motion with trends in Earthquakes and volcanic activity demonstrate exactly how and why Cayces predictions have come true. The correlations show that Earthquake and volcanic activity have increased by a factor of three to four times since 1950 on a long steadily increasing curve. Since the early 1990s, this growth curve has rapidly climbed, showing a strong intensification of worldwide activity for 1998. This curve is completely anomalous and does not correspond with the flat line of average annual activity for the first 50 years of the 20th century.
During the process of finding these correlations, the Quest discovers the direct evidence of exactly how and why all plate tectonics works, which can be expressed simply by calling it the Prime Axis Cycle. Ironically, it works like Cayce said it did. The gravity of the Sun and Moon constantly pull the crust of the Earth a little off center, creating a wobble in its spin. The cycles of the motions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon cause a 6.5 year cycle in the wobble of the spinning Earth and this causes all of the stress and motion which moves the continents and oceanic plates. This motion is turn causes most Earthquakes and volcanoes.
Book Three presents charts of the Prime Axis Cycle which can be used to predict that Earthquake and volcanic activity will suddenly surge, from an already high level, during the last half of 1999 and the year 2000. Book Three completes the tectonic evidence by providing charts which show the history of changes in the Prime Axis Cycle during the past 100 years. These charts reveal that the spin axis of the Earth is showing clear mechanical signs of a periodic, jerky "hunting" for a new locus of stability. Just as solid rock is an illusion, so is the stability of the Earths pole.
With this, the Quest completes its mission to assess Cayces personal credibility and the objective credibility of his predictions which began in Book One and Book Two. "The Prophecies" concludes Cayces work by integrating all of his pending predictions together into a seamless whole to summarize Cayces "whole proposition". The Earth changes are collectively presented as Cayces Change In The Earth Prophecy. These are then united with Cayces predictions about the Hall of Records and the return of The Great Initiate. As much as is feasible, Cayces own phrases and words are used to weave all of Cayces key ideas about the world and all of the elements of his pending predictions into one complete statement, the Millennial Prophecy.
"The Prophecies" concludes by paralleling Cayces Change In the Earth prophecy with the concepts of plate tectonics. Cayces predictions are combined with basic geophysical notions and the behavior of past pole shifts to infer how Phoenix Five is likely to take wing, what it may be like to experience the flight, and some of the impact it may produce.
One master key to the mysterious past of Egypt is, as above, so below:
The Benu: Coffin Text 335
In the name of the Father Mother,
the Daughter Son,
and the sacred spirit which flows through each,
from one to the other.
ALL to the All,
From the beginning to the end,
from the Alpha to the Omega,
from the highest to the lowest,
and all that is between,
that which is called
In the Name of the ever pervading, ever prevailing consciousness of being,
that of Whom,
the prophets of all ages
have given their testimony,
and given their hearts,
By the grace of Melchisedek and the diligence of the Shemsu Hor,
under the tutelage of Odyssa and Rasha,
Before God, Humanity, & History,
I, Michael, give testimony
of that which has gone before,
of that which is,
and of that which is yet to come.
The credit for this work belongs primarily to:
To the Shemsu Hor and 10,400 years of labor to deliver the message;
To the Shining Lady In The Woods;
To Edgar Cayce, a wonderfully naive man who delivered an entire vision, the understanding of which is long over due; and to Gladys Davis who transcribed and indexed the vision; and to Cayces Sources, who clearly pointed the way; and to A.R.E. and it supporters, whose efforts have assisted the inspirations of millions;
To my especial friends who taught me the arts of meditation and whose inner-plane inspirations kept me sane this past two years;
To Cuvier, the voice who gave the first scientific witness of Catastrophism, the abundant evidence of sudden, mass geological destruction; to Hugh Auchincloss Brown who put one fourth of it together, to Charles Hapgood who put half of it together, and to Einstein, who began to suspect at the eventide of his life and whose collaboration definitely helped;
To Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson who broke one of the seals and have seen the naked emperor; to John White who got persuaded by Pundits that it is just a bad dream, but whose scholarship in the field is nevertheless objectively useful and gratefully appreciated, and to Noone, who almost got it all;
To the Pyramidiots of the past few hundred years, who pointed us to the Great Mystery in the desert; to Anthony West, who listened when the Guardian spoke to him; to Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval, who also listened and were thus given an adaze To Open The Mouth Of The Dead;
To No-Eyes, the blind old Chippawa medicine woman who saw it all and who alone connected it with the ancient Phoenix, and to Summer Rain who cared enough to help her share it.
To my mother, and her great patient endurance, generosity, and wisdom; to the desert hills of Black Canyon; to Wilf, a companion upon the path; and not least to Bari, who makes it a great joy and who lost a part of her life in the maelstrom of this effort;
To the great masters of time and those whose shadow can be sensed behind the unveiling of the great mysteries;
None of them has any responsibility for my idiocies and errors in understanding them whatsoever.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Since I was a young boy I have had an abiding interest in both psychic phenomenon and in the geology of the earth. It astonishes that young boy within me that by simultaneously exploring and correlating both dimensions I have contributed to the unfolding of the paradigm shift in planetary consciousness which is gathering steam with each passing year to encompass spiritual realities in all that we do.
Here is the tip of the iceberg. Edgar Cayce, a psychic who have 15,000 readings between 1923 and 1944, accurately predicted a stunning variety of major economic and political events crises during his lifetime and left us a legacy which is even more significant and important today as it was when he was alive. His fame continued long after his death in 1945 because of the accuracy and worldwide relevance for those in the year 2000 which can be found in his predictions and readings. During the course of his career he also made thousands of predictions and comments about the ancient past and the future, many of which are spectacular and provide many clues about how to decipher the past in powerful new ways, and some of which, like his infamous pole shift prediction for the year 2000 or 2001, are frighteningly ominous.
Here is a bit more of the tip of the iceberg. His readings correctly predicted nearly a year in advance the exact point at which the 1929 stock market collapsed, he foresaw both the beginning and the end of the Great Depression, he warned that 1936 would be the critical political turn away from world peace and he foresaw both the union of Austria and Germany and the alliance of Italy, Germany and Japan before any of the dictators had conceived it. He went to correctly predict the beginning of World War II, its end before it had even begun, the resurrection of the League of Nations as the United Nations, the destruction of China and Japan as nations in World War II, England losing India, an unbeatable America becoming divided by racial and labor turmoil, the collapse of communism in Russia and Russias eventual resurgence through a new religious movement which would define a new type of economic system which combines the highest idealism and religious truths and free choice.
Here is some more of the tip of the iceberg. With the trilogy of the Return of the Phoenix, Cayces comments about the past and his predictions for the millennial era have credentials. The Trilogy establishes on objective, scientific ground, for the first time, the historical rates of accuracy for Edgar Cayces predictions. As a matter of fact, the Trilogy presents Cayce as the only objectively qualified psychic of the 20th century and the only psychic/prophet of all history with solid, demonstrable credentials.
The Trilogy profoundly demonstrates why and how there is a 90% probability that Cayces prediction of a shift in the location of the pole in 2000/2001 is likely to be fulfilled. Most importantly, the Trilogy provides a complete statement about past pole shift events and an extensive scenario of the likely results of the next shift in the poles location. The scenario may provide a useful tool in helping people think through how to survive a pole shift (avalanche of the crust) if events do indeed flow in that direction. To alert observant people, a timeline has been compiled on which all of the millennial predictions have been "approximately" placed. This timeline provides a self-validating tool, each prediction serves as an omen for the next likely event on the timeline.
Now it is true that most people wisely choose to ignore the plethora of millennial predictions touted by purported psychics, channelers, various doomsday religious sources, and the sick sensationalist genre of bogus prophecy which is marketed by the supermarket tabloids. Many of these sources have fertile imaginations and entertaining stories which do well as serious candidates for "Tall Tale Of The Year Award", but all of them suffer one common grave defect. None of them have objectively proven credentials. In the cause of the supermarket tabloids we have out and out fraud with each and every issue sleazing around the checkout stands, which perhaps informs what we are to think generally of the quality of American mass merchandizing.
In the face of such garbage, who could tell whether Cayces prophecy was just another off-the-wall millennial nightmare for people who feed on hysteria? Without proven credentials, why should anyone listen to Cayce? The answer is simple. Until the Trilogy, no one could tell for certain without exhaustive personal study of Cayces transcripts. With the exhaustive scientific documentation which is provided through the Trilogy, you have in your hands real knowledge which demonstrates the high likelihood of catastrophic geological activity and why and how it is likely to occur in the months and years ahead.
The systematic organization of the Trilogy provides many means to separate the wheat from the chaff among the current load of 1980/1990s psychic channelers and the heavy load of "Armageddon" millennialist fare from the old-time religions. As the Quest in the Trilogy unfolds, it becomes obvious that very little channeling and millennialist fare has any demonstrable credibility and nearly all of the fare takes its believers on long tangents before loosing them in the tulles.
The Trilogy serves equally well to separate the wheat from the chaff among the criticisms of Cayces work. Most of the criticisms are based on the incorrect quotes and applications of Cayces statements which his enthusiasts have made during the years. The Trilogy is a definitive tool for finding the correct quotations and uses of Cayces work.
Once he decided to offer "psychic readings" professionally, Cayce insisted on documenting every one of them to provide a record for scientific study. This has made him the worlds most documented and proven psychic phenomenon. But despite his amazing demonstration of long range prophetic prowess and the volumes of documentation which he left, no one had ever made a systematic assessment or estimate of the accuracy of his predictions about history and the Earth. No one could tell for certain whether Cayce was right about history some of the time, half of the time, or most of the time. No one knew exactly what Cayces millennial prophecy describes. No one could say for certain whether Cayces prediction about a cataclysmic pole shift was valid.
Thus, despite the powerful legacy which he has left us, the greater portion of Cayces life work became lost between the cracks of history. Cayces highly accurate vision of the future had been virtually pigeonholed as equivalent to tabloid prophecy or as odd additions within the stream of the Zoroastrian Mithraic millennial prophecies which are promoted in a variety of ways by the doomsday cults and evangelical movements of so-called Christianity.
The Trilogy radically alters the situation by rescuing Cayce from the cracks and putting together his whole vision together. By scientifically verifying the vision, the Trilogy opens up a new dimension of scientific and spiritual understanding for those of all backgrounds, faiths, religions, and scientific paradigms. In doing so, I am completely confident that you will find that there is no question about how well the Trilogy fits in comfortably and make people feel good. It does not. It is not designed to fit comfortably into anybody's accepted place in the intellectual, religious, and media worlds. It is designed to light the fires of discomfort with your old answers and your old ideas, thereby to provide the energy from which a broader truth can come to illumine your world. I will succeed only if, when you come out the other side of this, you never think the same again.
In the normal course of affairs, it would will take another twenty to forty years for the primary thesis which is presented in the Trilogy to be critically accepted or modified with a more complete truth. But the main thesis of the Trilogy is that we dont have twenty years, that the normal course of affairs of the Fourth World will end within the next two years. This makes entirely moot (irrelevant) the traditional approach for conveying this information. Hence, just as the data, theses and treatises which compose the Trilogy are often uniquely original, the initial conveyance of them is also uniquely original. For the first time in history, three large new books have being published FIRST in fully developed digital forms for speedy delivery to the collective mind and intelligence of humanity. May it support all due God speed in all things.
A quick note about style and approach may be useful in understanding the presentation and layout of the Trilogy. An early reader of a few of my chapters remarked that the material sounded like Michael's personal struggle with Edgar Cayce, not a presentation of Cayce. How right he was about the struggle. He kindly suggested that I urgently required an editor to turn the material into a more acceptable academic presentation. How wrong he was. That was the last thing I needed or desired.
It is true that I could have organized all of my study of Cayce into an academic style summary presentation of what Cayce said. In fact I have done exactly that in various corners of the Trilogy if one looks for the summaries. But reading summaries about Cayce is not nearly as interesting as peering into Cayces readings and questing through Cayce's own words.
One of the themes of this trilogy is precisely THE struggle, especially THE struggle, to actually hear what Cayce said. If we read the story directly out of Cayce's words, neither I nor the reader can avoid struggling with obscure words and strangely divergent ideas. Struggle we must to fit them together into an understanding of the vision between the passages.
The struggle is also made inevitable because there is nothing linear about the way Cayce gave the information. The stories and explanations are scattered in bits and pieces which came through Cayce's "random access server" over a 15 year or so period. Though almost completely consistent, the pieces came with considerable variation in the use of names, words, emphasis, inference, and detail. If one wishes to do real science, it takes some struggle working with the pieces to find all of the right connections and relationships.
Cayce himself never understood a good portion of how the story all fit together, there was simply too much material. Cayce personally interpreted it all within a biblical framework, which he taught to his sons and bequeathed as the primary story presented by A.R.E. But Cayces personal story about what his readings said is hugely incomplete. And even less complete are most of the popular books about Cayces readings. The simple reality is that there is so much material that most of the last generation of writers, who analyzed Cayces material without the benefit of computers, got important details wrong. Only the computer makes it truly possible to cull together all the ideas and information relevant to a topic. But even then, getting the vision out of these bits and pieces from five thousand or so readings takes a lot of struggle.
I had to write an account of my struggles just so I could remember why the ideas and information in the readings fit together the way they do. What should I do with these accounts? Bury them in an obscure directory on my computer and send out press releases of my summary conclusions? If I did, how would you know if my conclusions are a reasonable interpretation of Cayces comments? Isnt it far superior to put the whole thing on the record. Then at least I am truly finished with them and I won't have to keep answering the same questions about how I arrived at certain conclusions.
Accordingly, I have written this as a first person account, the story of a personal quest, one mind struggling with Edgar Cayces readings, and with many other minds as well. This is then the record, a scientific treatise which faithfully exposes the reasoning of an extensive analysis of a phenomenon and records all relevant supporting data which was used to reach conclusions about the phenomenon.
In motivating the discussion and interaction which this material deserves I have not used a retiring approach. I have chosen to be deliberately provocative and confrontational about many important points. Since my life, as well as others, may depend upon it, I have not been tactful in being hard-nosed as possible in coming to terms with Cayces clairvoyance and the relevant scientific data and theories. By being hard-nosed in my assessments, I sought, even fought, as hard as possible to find whatever solid ground really exists for determining just what we should anticipate. Doubtless, my provocative, struggling, hard-nosed style walks occasionally on thin ice.
To those who admire Cayce and believe in his work, it may appear that my analysis of Cayces decisions, beliefs, and work is harsh. It is penetrating to make the conclusions brutally clear. But harshness is not intended. My critical analysis is not personally judgmental in the typical ways of the world. I am neither interested in promoting Cayces work nor in criticizing it. Least of all do I desire to sit in judgement of his personal life. I am simply trying to establish what in fact is there. I am trying to assay Cayce, to determine the value which should be placed on his readings and statements. The truth is, by establishing Cayces credibility in objective terms, the Trilogy is highly supportive of his mission.
My analysis is much harsher with what I consider to be the failed paradigms of the Fourth World. I complain about the inadequacies of geology and current theories of plate tectonics. I am out and out hostile to the failed paradigms of ice ages and heat plumes, which elementary common sense should have trashed a generation ago. I am totally impatient with modern secular egyptology whose literature often prefers to imagine, from sophomoric ego projections, what ancient Egyptians might have done and might have been like rather than determine from the facts what these people said and did. Though I am derisive of materialism I am even more militant about the bloody karma of Latin and euro "christianity". I call it xianity since I have difficulty determining just what are the real teachings of those who profess to be followers of Christ within the framework of the institutionalized movements of the Catholics and Protestants.
Those who hold fixedly to these failed paradigms may be outraged by some of the goading statements I make in the Trilogy. The madder they become, the more I shall have succeeded. Please, by all means, enjoin the debate, rant and rave and make this book controversial by publicly denouncing it. Please please please.
In the writing of this epic of the Return of the Phoenix, I have been ever mindful of advice offered by Edgar Cayce about the interpretation of omens:
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I have endeavored to use this advice as I have composed the Trilogy. The ominous nature of Cayce's Earth Change and pole shift predictions, and the sense which I have made of them as conveyed in this book, can be, well, so unimaginably frightening as to dispose the reader to either reject them completely as crackpot or to put on robes and begin carrying a placard with "doomsday is coming" written upon it. Neither response is constructive or appropriate. If you walk away from the Trilogy thinking it is about predictions of doomsday disaster, I will have utterly failed you in providing a constructive, helpful vision.
Naturally, dead-in-the-wool materialists and secularists will think this all rather lunatic. There was a time in my life when I was rather concerned that someone might think me an idiot for venturing a proposition outside the lines of the textbooks. Eventually, with age, I learned that no scientist lives or works inside the textbooks, all having found them to be generally incomplete, out-of-date, and riddled with illusions and errors. Thus, for those who suppose this all crazy, I borrow a phrase from one of history's greatest movies: "Frankly my dear, I no longer give a damn" about what the world thinks. My quest has only begun and my ship awaits urgently in the harbor...