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flights of fancy about glamorous former incarnations, Cayce insisted that only one life could be lived 

at a time. "Life," he said many tunes, "is for the doing today."

As he got deeper into life readings, he frequently spoke alien languages in trance, chiefly the familiar 

Romance tongues. But once asked to speak Greek, by a Greek scholar, he broke into Homeric Greek, 

as though living in that period. Atlantis, of course, was born of his flights into reincarnation, since so 

many had "lived" there once before. In his discourses on Atlantis, describing its progress and collapse, 

he said the last surviving islands had disappeared in the area of the Caribbean about ten thousand 

years ago. He predicted that land would rise again one day soon in this area. However, the rise would 

be gradual, and freshly emerging land might not evidence itself for a while. The Atlantis story was 

esoteric but fascinating. With the age-old Atlantean breakup, Cayce had seen a dispersal of its 

superior culture to the Mediterranean, Central and South America, and even some parts of the United 

States. Archaeologists, digging behind Cayce, are now turning up records of "homegrown" 

civilizations in Peru, Mexico, New Mexico, where man had a culture going back some ten to twelve 

thousand years ago—dispersal tune in crumbling Atlantis.

In time, examining his own readings, believing in The Information, Cayce came to believe in 

reincarnation—and Atlantis. The first appeared to put rhyme and reason in a fundamentally orderly 

universe, even in its seeming disorder, and the last was plausible, considering the catastrophes 

foreseen in the past and visualized for the future. Besides, there was the Bible. Had not Joshua, in the 

name of the Lord God, said to the people of Israel: "Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood 

in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor, and they served other Gods. 

And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land 

of Canaan."

As a doubter, it was rather intriguing at times to see how Cayce subconsciously applied the past 

experience of a subject to an understanding of very tangible problems in this experience. Consulted by 

a twenty-five-year-old woman, with a karma—or debit—of letting down others, Cayce advised, "That 

sown must one day be reaped. Ye disappointed others. Today from thine own disappointments ye may 

learn patience, the most beautiful of all virtues and the least understood."

Impatiently, the woman asked how she could marry the man she wanted. "What may I do to help the 


"As the experience indicates," the sleeping Cayce said, "do not do too much. Rather be in that position 

to be the helper when needed. Do not push or advise, but listen."

"S—— and I quarrel and are unhappy with each other much of the time ..." 

(Cayce interrupting) "Would it not be expected, considering the positions?"

"Are we mated? Should we continue our relationship as lovers with the purpose of marrying, or would 

it be better to break off our relationship?"

Again, after counseling patience, Cayce delivered a piece of advice, apparently paraphrased from

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