"The Great Break-Up"
After finally finding the light at the end of the long dark destiny of Russia, which is beginning to shine now in our time even as this book is being written, I had to return to the dismal world of the 1930's to assess the validity of the remainder of Cayces world prophecies. It took a lot of time to work through the gruesome decade of the 1930s on the journey back to our current time.
Cayces international predictions contain a great many details and many complex nuances. The quality and genius behind these predictions cannot be appreciated unless they are seen against a detailed back-drop of the events which gave rise to both the predictions and the subsequent events which fulfilled them.
When seen thusly in their historical context, the veils which drape some of the statements are easily seen through and many of the seemingly obscure references suddenly make perfect sense. Accordingly, I have painted a fairly detailed mosaic of world history for the 1930s and 1940s through this and the next three chapters into which I have tiled Cayces international predictions. The result is a retrospective which has profoundly increased my own lucidity about the dynamics of world history and I hope others find it similarly useful.
It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the year 1932 was one of the most important turning points of the preceding millennium. The planetary depression had bottomed out, international trade had shriveled away, run-away inflation raged in some countries while drastic deflation ruined the economies of others, massive unemployment left 30% or more of the population in the cities slowly starving, radical parties were forming in every neighborhood, armies of homeless were on the move everywhere, all leaving countless governments in a condition of stalemate and near collapse. What Russia now experiences in the late 1990s, the whole of Europe experienced during the early 1930s.
The old Euro-centric elites, whose families had created and maintained the age of dynastic imperialism, tottered feebly from one impasse to another. The direction of change was seemingly up for grabs but the main requirement was undeniable, a fundamental change in the structures, methods, practices, and policies of the nation states.
Large numbers of people were actively looking for new answers in both religion and politics. Their search gave rise to mass movements, new leaders, and new organizations, many of which were extreme in nature. Every conceivable political point of view emerged, vociferously spawning dozens of political parties and factions within factions. Many factions and movements began to contest in the streets with both each other and the established order of things, building escalating crescendos of civil violence
For Cayce, the year 1932 was the end of his 20 year vision to build a hospital, and with the death of that dream, A.R.E. was formed to carry on his work and mission. For the U.S., the year brought the end of control of government by the elites of capitalism. The Democratic Party ended the dominance of the Republicans (who had controlled the national government since the Civil War) and took up under Roosevelt the task of reconstructing how a national economy would work.
For Europe and many other parts of the world, the challenge was essentially the same, but few nations easily found political solutions which would work. For the most part, the various governments became stalemated and civil order was often threatened by growing anarchy and violence. Throughout Europe, strong communist and fascist movements were becoming powerful mass movements and it seemed inevitable that they would all eventually directly challenge the power of the state. The problem became not just how to make the economy work for everyone, it became also how to prevent wide scale violence, even revolution and possible dictatorship. Some countries, like Spain and Germany, did not solve the problem and Italy had already lost.
Overlaying these difficult, nearly intractable issues, was the ominous problem of finishing the business of World War I. The League of Nations was still trying to learn how to deal with incipient imperialism and international conflict to avoid the type of mass warfare which the world fell into during World War I. An absurd chain reaction of responses to treaty obligations by individual nations had set off mobilizations which uncontrollably escalated into mass industrial warfare. It was clear that imperial alliances and their traditional power-balancing policies were unsuitable for the 20th century.
The established elites had created the League of Nations to act as a court of last resort. Almost all nations joined. They hoped that collectively the opinion of the League could provide enough amassed weight to dampen out any potential conflict. Beginning in 1926, they sought to create an absolute ceiling on the size of national armies and navies to provide a sense of collective security and to stop the impulse to build larger armies to counter perceived threats. But this business was unfinished, bound up in endless disputations and maneuvering. It had also been seriously undermined by the parochial arrogance of the old Yankee establishment of North America which had refused to join in the work.
Also unfinished was the business of administering the settlements of the Versailles Treaty. The losers of World War I, principally Germany, had defaulted on their reparations payments. The defaults were induced by their bankruptcy and their continued payment had to be re-structured. But the Germans and others had to come to the point of virtually renouncing the reparations and this poised a political challenge to the League.
In the orient, European imperialism was being successfully challenged. India was beginning to become a major burden for the British with an aggressive "non-violent" independence movement mobilizing more and more mass support against the British. And Japan, never conquered, was rapidly escalating its own imperial powers, challenging everyone for its "place in the sun" in Asia.
Japan had gradually absorbed Korea before World War I and since the war had progressively and rapidly displaced Russia in Manchuria. In a succession of maneuvers and military exploits, Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931 and in 1932 was consolidating its control of Northern China into a large puppet state. These moves threatened the enclaves of privilege and exploitation which many of the European powers had carved out of China. It also threatened the very premise of the League of Nations, which was designed to stop imperial expansion.
The business of war and peace was doubtless drowned out by the rising political cacophony in the streets, showing ever-increasing signs of violence and loss of liberal traditions. The trends of history seemed decidedly against the old world of the dynastic age. The great war (WW2) had brought first the collapse of Russia, which had dissolved into nearly two years of anarchy, out of which communist totalitarian rule had emerged. Not long afterwards, Italy had virtually collapsed from the drain of the war and a minor fascist party had succeeded under Mussolini in manipulating itself into control, which it then managed to consolidate into a dictatorship. Now, in 1932, similar movements of the extreme left and right in Germany, France, Spain, and many other countries were rapidly eclipsing the traditional parties. The Weimar (German) Republic was already in stalemate. Incipient sparks of such possibilities could even be seen in England and the U.S.
None of these examples inspired confidence in solutions which ordinary people might find. Thus people were even willing to listen to psychics to find answers. The greater portion of Cayces world prophecies began in this year 1932. Starting with the eighth reading for the World Affairs Group, most of Cayces world prophecies and God Game sermons were given in the succeeding 12 years. Throughout the period, Cayce delivered, in advance, most of the plotline for the decade of the 1930s right up to the beginning of World War II. And the plot line did not stop there, Cayce described the nature of World War II, its ending in 1945, and some of the main characteristics of the succeeding "new world order".
In the world prophecies, Cayces phraseology became more both more lucid and more metaphorical than the language he used in the business, economic, and American political predictions. The predictions are often more veiled as well. With these predictions, Cayce was addressing potentially any one in the world, both friend and foe, with statements which were far more likely to achieve circulation and exposure. Since the veiling is often times quite obvious, it is likely that Cayce, or more likely "Third Party", made a major effort to be especially discrete with these statements on certain fundamental issues of free will, personality, conflict, and politics.
The God Game readings came in earnest along with the world prophecies. Cayce sermonized extensively about the need to apply the principles of the God Game and reminded his querents over and over again that the basic answer for all things is simple: the Golden Rule. The principle was to be applied both domestically and internationally. In the World Affairs readings, Cayce warned dramatically that that the world "must come to some COMMON basis upon which all MAY agree". Cayce reiterated this point and carefully reminded his audience several times of the American destiny with Wilsons 14 points. In essence, Cayce predicted that the patterns which were eroding the basis of national and international order during 1932-1936 were changing the fundamental material circumstances of the world. This required humanity to come to terms on universal ideals to create a basis for all people under the sun.
Without doubt, Cayce gave his greatest world prediction in February 1932 when he predicted that this need for change would come to a head and create a "great break-up" of existing power structures in and among several nations during the years 1932 to 1936. He sweepingly outlined the course of most of the decade of the 1930s, which centered around a "great catastrophe that's coming to the world in '36 (thirty-six), in the form of the breaking up of many POWERS that now exist as factors in the world affairs". He predicted the acceptance or rejection of the League of Nations in 1936, after which changes would come which would create different maps of the world. He gloomily predicted the ultimate destruction of China or Japan as a nation, along with the "re-peopling" of portions of China.
He also detailed that before 1936 arrived, the powers in Russia, United States, Japan and England, or United Kingdom would be "broken up", as indeed they were with major changes in the governments and policies of each nation. In the same reading Cayce gave his first major Earth Change prophecy, one which has never been understood until now. He hinted at a great change in the world more important than wars, a shift in 1936 of the internal equilibrium of the earth.
In 1932 Cayce also correctly predicted that Italys government would become more authoritarian and would eventually, sometime after 1936, be broken by Germany, as indeed it was when Germany occupied Northern Italy after the Italians capitulated to the allied invasion of Sicily. Cayce also predicted in 1932 and 1933 that Great Britain was loosing its struggle with India, that India would eventually become independent and that the untouchable class would be uplifted and brought into more equal terms within Hindu society. In 1933, Cayce grimly predicted that militaristic movements BETWEEN 1932 and '36 would arise in Asia, clearly warning the world about Japans invasions of China.
In 1935, Cayce attributed the invasion of Ethiopia solely to Mussolinis ego and predicted at the onset of the invasion that economic sanctions would be imposed but that they would be surrounded by controversy and nit-picked to death, thus Cayce accurately forecast the demise of the League of Nations even while preaching to the world that it was the only hope for maintaining peace.
During the remainder of the 1930s Cayces prescience was equally as good as his prediction of the Great Breakup of 1936. In 1935 he predicted that international patterns would spiral out of control after 1936, resulting in new national boundaries and a "world on fire". By 1937 he made many predictions about the coming of World War II, giving the timing of both its beginning and its end. And even before the war began, Cayce was beginning to predict the nature of the post-war era.
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