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The manner in which he was able to describe conditions with such accuracy-illnesses and 

points of strength of which he had no conscious awareness has within it implications that are not 

easily avoided to all those involved in the field of healing.

Since I enjoy a challenge, and since the nature of a researcher demands an open mind, 

this material then became a most exciting experience for me. It has gradually suggested the 

possibility that we, in our present state of knowledge and understanding, are far removed from 

the perfect comprehension of this amazing creation that we call the human body.

I realize that most physicians do not relish the idea of commenting publicly on the validity of 

psychic data -especially when this is dealt with in depth. But then most medical doctors have 

never either studied or experienced psychic happenings. Aside from the dream world, which most 

of us do not consider to be dealing with any manner of what is called ESP, we as physicians tend 

to stay away from the psychic event-especially in the practice of medicine-since it is so difficult to 

pin down with the current methodology of science. Also, if the truth be known, it scares us a bit.

When reincarnation with its concept of rebirth and karma-the law of cause and effect is 

added to the picture, the gap for the physician then often grows wider. However, one studying the 

Cayce material must at some point deal with these concepts of the unusual qualities Of the mind 

and the destiny of the soul as a timeless voyager in putting to rest the unique phenomenon that 

Mr. Cayce presents to us in his life and experiences.

Physicians with an oriental background do not have as much of a problem with the psychic 

as do occidentals, since the reality of the soul's voyage in continuity through many lifetimes is a 

portion of their heritage. Most orientals have accepted reincarnation as factual and not worth 

arguing about. This concept, they say, once accepted leads one away from a materialistic 

viewpoint and makes it easier to understand and accept psychic events and their implications.

Westerners for the most part are Judeo-Christian in their religious roots. There really 

should be no difficulty in accepting and understanding, to an extent, those things which we 

currently call "psychic" or what Shafica Karagulla, M.D., has called "higher sense perception." 

These religious teachings, based on the writings of the ancient Jews, are rich in psychic events. 

These include stories often considered symbolic-such as Adam hearing God's words 

reverberating through a forest; the passage of the children of Israel through the divided Red Sea 

guided by an angel and a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night; Elijah's restoring a 

boy's life at the behest of his mother; the dreams of Mary, Joseph, and the wise men guiding 

events in the life of the baby Jesus; healings of many kinds of afflictions by Jesus and his 

disciples; and the revelation of John, who did not know whether he was "in the spirit" or not-but 

saw some of the same symbols described much earlier by Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and other Old 

Testament prophets.

Cayce's work, then, poses somewhat of a problem for those of us who are physicians and 

claim to be Jewish or Christian in our belief. For we can deny believing psychic things only at the

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