The Edgar Cayce Legacy: Quotes and Mindset

The Edgar Cayce Legacy: Quotes and Mindset

Part 3 of 4 Someone who looked to Edgar Cayce as a model would be looking to find their own truth within themselves. The 1930s and 1940s, when Cayce lived and was at the height of his influence while he was alive, presaged the period of spiritual seeking the 1960s became. Cayce on sleep: “Sleep…

Does Edgar Cayce Still Matter Today?

Does Edgar Cayce Still Matter Today?

Part 2 of 4  Nobody exists in a vacuum. Society influences everybody.  Consider Edgar Cayce a Western version of an Eastern yogi. He’s what a yogi would be if they were shaped by Western society.  As a Westerner, it was inevitable he come into contact with people who wanted to objectively and subjectively study his…

How to Decide If You’re “Crazy” Or Not

How to Decide If You’re “Crazy” Or Not

Am I crazy? Am I insane? It’s a question people can have after they have an experience—or experiences—that defy easy explanation. Skepticism is valued in our society. Being skeptical shows you’re no fool. Knee-jerk skepticism, even cynicism, is easy. Sometimes it takes work and courage to ask questions. You may not like the answer either.…

Hypnos Got a Bad Rap from Hesiod and Society

Hypnos Got a Bad Rap from Hesiod and Society

Ancient Greeks also had a mixed relationship with sleep. The stigma didn’t start with us. It might not have begun with them. Hesiod and other ancient Greek writers had a choice. They could have made the god of sleep part of a family of positive deities. They didn’t. Instead, the family consists of a bunch…

Up All Night For No Good Reason

Up All Night For No Good Reason

Look, everyone, now and then, has difficulty falling asleep. It’s the way life is. It’s aggravating. Consider the situation stoically: it’s your turn to have trouble tonight. There could be a lot of reasons you’re having trouble right now. Did you drink too much coffee or have one of those energy drinks too close to…

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