Edgar Cayce Edited  EdgarCayceEdited

What if Edgar Cayce had spoken plain English? 
Your Subtitle text

    What If Edgar Cayce Had Spoken Plain English?

1.31.17 Since my last posting of June, 2014, I've deepened my effort to popularize the Edgar Cayce Search for God, Book I readings, by organizing them into three books, the Reader-Friendly series. Volume 1 of the series is the Book I readings with the sequence reordered to provide a narration that flows more naturally. By this means, I hope to bring out and to make easier to remember the inspirational and practical nature of each of the 12 lessons.

Also among the tabs on the left side of this web site are the three parts of Volume 2Part One is the Source's instructions to Norfolk Study Group No. 1. Part Two is the Source's analyses of the images the partners encountered during dreams, visions, and meditations. Part Three is a list of all the Bible verses the Source referred to in Book I, in sequence, along with the partners' questions which prompted them.

Volume 3 will be a reference work, a concordance for the book, A Search for God, Book I. I've just begun writing it. It will be for sale when I've finished it and, of course, when I've found a publisher, and I'll have purchasing information at a later date - hopefully not a great deal later!

Editors's welcome
Edgar Cayce bio
Suggested reading



My name is Reitman Rhyasen.

I began puzzling over the Edgar Cayce readings in 2007, while a member of a Search for God study group in Tempe, AZ.  Next year, as founder of the study group at the A.R.E. Medical and Wellness Center, in Scottsdale, AZ, I continued to struggle through the language of the series of readings that the book, A Search for God, Books I & II, was based on, the 262 series.

It was then that I began my study of the readings, "translating," as I called it, the language of the readings into plain English.  The people who read my interpretations enjoyed them.  I decided to share my understanding of Edgar Cayce, and my love of plain English with as many other students as I could.  

My aim in creating this website is to make Mr. Cayce easier to read.  He gave more than 14,000 interviews, so I'll have time to study only a handful of them, compared to that number, but I hope to pass along some means to translate his often cryptic or overworked vocabulary and serpentine sentence structure into plain English.

Another goal is to get you involved. I hope you will find my editing hints useful.  I hope you'll use them and gain a deeper appreciation of Cayce's readings -- and then share your skill.  I invite you to choose and edit readings in your area of interest, publish them on the web, and then email me your URL.  I want very much to form a network of messengers dedicated to presenting Cayce's readings, themselves, to one another and to humankind.

 The Edgar Cayce readings on which these translations are based are copyrighted: © 1971, 1993-2007 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation. All Rights Reserved. 

I strongly urge you to compare my translations to the original readings.

Furthermore, the Edgar Cayce Foundation does not endorse my translations.  In view of the premise, "What if…," ECF may even look upon my translations as works of fiction.

If you are not already members of Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), the membership cost is minimal; please join.  Here's a hyperlink, 
edgarcayce.org    There is much there for free, but if you join, you'll discover that just one benefit of membership is complete access to the original 14,000-plus readings this web site is based on. 

I'd enjoy hearing 
from you.  Please email me at
reitman410@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Edgar Cayce bio 



If you’ve stumbled across this website and you’re staying for a moment longer, let me offer you this snapshot of Edgar Cayce, the American seer whose wisdom I wish to make plain.

In 1900, Edgar Cayce was an insurance salesman who lost his voice inexplicably; he could speak only in a painful whisper.  He opened a photographic studio so he could earn a living without having to rely on his voice.  He was a good photographer; his specialty was portraiture.
He knew a man who knew a stage performer who hypnotized him.  Under hypnosis, Mr. Cayce, speaking in his normal voice, described the silencing affliction and its relief.  The cure worked.  This was his first reading, his—and our—introduction to the universe of the mind, body and spirit accessible, for the asking, through his unconscious mind.

Under hypnosis in later months, he suggested treatments for his wife’s tuberculosis and the blindness his son suffered from an accident in the photo studio.  Each of the treatments worked.

At the urging of a variety of friends, physicians and promoters, Cayce secured a reputation as a healer.  He resisted taking money for his readings.  Making money for friends by predicting sports outcomes gave him headaches.   New York authorities arrested him for practicing medicine without a license.  He gave up readings for a time, then determined to go into trance for healing purposes only.

In 1923, he also began referring to astrology, reincarnation and other metaphysical subjects during his trance readings.  In 1929, friends financed a hospital to provide treatments revealed during the readings.  In 1931, he and his supporters founded the Association of Research and Enlightenment.
Later in 1931, a group of A.R.E. members asked Cayce how they could increase their psychic powers.  Instead, Cayce instructed them how to live a practical, spiritual life.  Their request, diverted, became a major project.  Eleven years and 124 readings later, a fraction of the more than 14,000 readings documented during his lifetime, the group had Cayce’s advice.  These readings, the 262 series, resulted in A Search for God, Book I and II, and they are the reason I founded this website.

Real biographies 

Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet, by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
Edgar Cayce, A Seer Out of Season: The Life of History’s Greatest Psychic, by Harmon Hartzell Bro
Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet, by Jess Stearn
The Story of Edgar Cayce: There Is A River, by Thomas Sugrue
Edgar Cayce: My Life as a Seer: The Lost Memoirs, compiled and edited by A. Robert Smith
The Work of Edgar Cayce as Seen Through His Letters, by Charles Thomas Cayce and Jeanette M. Thomas
My Life with Edgar Cayce, by David E. Kahn as told to Will Oursler

Suggested reading 

Edgar Cayce in Context: The Readings: Truth and Fiction, by K. Paul Johnson
The Essential Edgar Cayce, edited and introduced by Mark Thurston
The Edgar Cayce Primer, by Robert Puryear
No Soul Left Behind: The Words and Wisdom of Edgar Cayce, compiled and edited by A. Robert Smith
The Edgar Cayce Companion, compiled by Ernest Fejer
The Edgar Cayce Bible Companion: Biblical Treasure from the Edgar Cayce Readings, by Dick Daily
Edgar Cayce's Story of Jesus, selections, arrangement and comments by Jeffrey Furst
Edgar Cayce's Story of the Bible, by Robert W. Krajenke

The Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda (especially Chapter 16 forward)
The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, by Paramahansa Yogananda

Healing Miracles: Using your Body Energies, by William A. McGarey

The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White
Clean, Well-Lighted Sentences, by Janis Bell
The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale






Website Builder