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2020 Book Review: The Sleeping Prophet by Jess Stearn

This is one of the several biographies on Edgar Cayce you can find on the market. I read this a few years back. I became interested in Mr. Cayce after watching a documentary about him. This may not be a book for everyone, it’s a biography and deals with psychic abilities. The title of the book comes from what Edgar Cayce became known for, his method of trance in which he made his prophecies.

Cayce accurately the death of John F. Kennedy, two world wars (including the years they began and ended), racial strife in America, and hundreds of other recorded events. He was also able to ‘travel time and space to treat the ill’. Doing this he was able to give accurate information that led to a number of cures when traditional medicine at that time wasn’t advanced enough. He also was the first on record to introduce Americans to the concept of reincarnation. If I remember correctly he even predicted he would be reborn in the year 2020 because of a great awakening would be occurring.

I have loved learning about this man and his life, this book taught me a lot about him. It’s interesting to reflect back on when he was doing his work and all the things he predicted, even now as I write this I can’t help think of some of his predictions. I’m usually a skeptic with things, but even I have a hard time denying some things I learned in this book after all I’ve learned, even heard of his recordings.

Highly recommend if someone is interested in learning about Edgar Cayce. Great for entertainment purposes.

This review is a part of my 2020 yearlong self-challenge to read and review. I have reread some books for the purpose of reviewing them on my website whereas I have read others for the first time. Check out Book Reviews and Recommendations to find other book reviews, book recommendations, and more information about the books I’m reading, have read, or are sharing.

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28 DoBR: Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet by Jess Stearn

I came across the story of Edgar Cayce while online; passing the time on Youtube. This book is one of the few books I ended up buying at my favorite bookstore on him. It saddens me that more people don’t know about Cayce and his gift. He, time and time again, proved his abilities and with that my outlook on things changed. I cannot say that he set me on some spiritual journey or seeking something higher as I was well down that road before I came across him, but it confirmed some things for me for sure.

Coming across a book, article, or meeting someone that really confirms something I’ve thought is huge for me. It calms the doubts and makes them concrete.

This book covers a lot of what he could do. Did you know that he was known in his time for healing people from far distances? Yup! He was ‘sleeping’ (hypnotic state) and a voice explained, one that was not his own, that everyone can do just what he was able to do.

This is something that really meant a lot to me. I do believe everyone is born with a natural ability, but so many either ignore it or don’t know how to embrace it. Cayce, despite his gift or what people may have thought of him, was very religious. He read his Bible cover to cover over and over.

I did come across a special that was being done on him and it said he predicted he would come back, reincarnation, in the year 2020. Well folks, as I type this its 2019. So next year will be an interesting year to see if anything is said and what the future may hold.


A fascinating biography written by the country’s foremost authorities on metaphysics. 

The Edgar Cayce story is one of the most compelling in inspirational literature. For more than forty years, the “Sleeping Prophet” closed his eyes, entered into an altered state of consciousness, and spoke to the very heart and spirit of humankind on subjects such as health, healing, dreams, prophecy, meditation, and reincarnation. His more than 14,000 readings are preserved at the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc., in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

A native of Kentucky with a ninth-grade education, Edgar Cayce accurately predicted two world wars, including the years they began and ended, racial strife in America, the death of John F. Kennedy, and hundreds of other recorded events. He could apparently travel in time and space to treat the ill, and dispensed information that led to innumerable cures where traditional medicine was helpless. The first to introduce many Americans to the concept of reincarnation, Cayce drew on a subconscious Universal Mind for startling information about past and future. In The Sleeping Prophet, Jess Stearn presents the extraordinary story of his life, his healing, his prophecies, and his powerful legacy.