Edgar Cayce on the Book of Revelation
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Edgar Cayce on the Book of Revelation
Cayce’s Dream Interpretation of the Revelation
Through Cayce’s otherworldly journeys, he learned the
true interpretation of the Bible. According to Cayce, the Bible is the
symbolic account of the fall and restoration of the human soul to its
divine origins. Genesis is the symbolic testimony of humanity’s fall
from heaven and paradise lost. Revelation is the symbolic testimony of
humanity’s restoration to heaven and paradise found.
The Book of Revelation was written by a man named John(possibly John the Apostle) toward
the end of his life. John records a vision he experiences, probably
while dreaming or meditating. This vision contains a tremendous amount
of symbolism; the same kind of symbolism one would see in a dream, a
vision of the spirit world. In fact, the Book of Revelation contains the
same symbolism found in the symbols in the Prophet Daniel’s dream.
All Biblical dreams, such as those of Joseph, Gideon, Daniel, Paul, and
Peter, are very symbolic and therefore had a hidden spiritual meaning
rather than a literal interpretation of the symbols. Such is the case
with the Book of Revelation.
During several of Cayce’s journeys into the spirit realms, he was able to unlock the secrets to the symbolism in the Book of Revelation. He gave a large amount of information specifically for the purpose of discovering the book’s hidden meaning.
Cayce described the true nature between
humanity and God. Cayce revealed that humans actually have three
different dimensions of human awareness: the conscious
mind (personality, the subconscious mind (soul) and the superconscious
mind (spirit). An important goal in everyone’s life is to awaken
our superconscious mind to attain what Cayce called at-one-ment with
superconscious mind is called by many names by many religions in many
different cultures. Some of these names are: Buddha
consciousness, Christ consciousness, the Collective Mind, the
Universal Mind, the Collective Unconsciousness, the Holy Spirit,
Brahman, God, the Clear White Light, Allah, Higher Self, the Mind of
Cayce’s references to the Christ, the Christ
consciousness and the Mind of Christ has little to do with the
personality known as Jesus. Cayce revealed that Jesus became the Christ –
a full manifestation of the Christ consciousness – the perfect union of
the human with the divine. It is God’s desire for all of humanity to
become Christs (or Buddhas if you live in the East). Such a condition
will truly bring the Kingdom of God to the Earth. Cayce revealed that
the Book of Revelation is the symbolic story of how humanity in general
(and a human in particular) attains this manifestation of the divine.
Cayce’s symbolic interpretation about the Book
of Revelation can be contained in a book all by itself. In fact, a
whole book has been written about Cayce’s interpretation of Revelation.
It is entitled Edgar Cayce’s Commentary on the Revelation. There is also a video on this subject from the ARE Foundation (the Cayce organization)
What follows is a very brief summary of the information he received.
Chapters 1-3: Letters to the Churches
Literal: John, on the island of Patmos,
explains that he was in the Spirit when Christ appears to him standing
in the midst of seven candlesticks. Christ then tells John to write down
what he sees and hears concerning seven churches.
Interpretation: While in meditation, John’s
conscious mind becomes open to his subconscious mind and his
superconscious mind. The seven churches and the seven seals represent
the seven spiritual centers (i.e., chakras) of the body where the
physical, mental and spiritual forces all come together. The
superconscious mind within John, tells him that anyone who can regain
control of these spiritual centers within their bodies can access the
superconscious mind and never need to reincarnate again (Revelation 3:12). Here is a table of the symbols:
Literal: John now appears at the throne of God and
sees four beasts and twenty-four elders around it. On the throne sits
God who has a book with seven seals. John weeps when he learns that no
one can open the seals to the book. One of the elders tells John that
Christ is able to open the seals. Christ then opens the seals, resulting
in many Earth changes. The seventh seal unleashes seven angels who
sound seven trumpets which are sounded one by one.
has a mental awakening when he attains the spiritual level of the
superconscious mind, within the throne of his own body. The four
beasts are his four lower spiritual center’s animalistic desires and
the twenty-four elders are the twenty-four nerves from his brain leading
to his five senses. The superconscious mind, is now in full control of
John’s body. The body is symbolized as a book with seven seals which “no
one has the ability to open on his own” (Revelation 5:3).
Only through the development of the superconscious mind within a
person, can these spiritual centers within the body be opened (i.e.,
As each spiritual center within the body is
activated, different parts of the body are purified and upheavals of the
body occur mentally, physically, and spiritually. The superconscious
mind spiritually activates the seventh spiritual center (the Pituitary,
the master gland of the body). As a result of this, it becomes “quiet in
heaven for one half hour” (Revelation 8:1).
This is symbolic of the perfect control of the mind for one half hour
through meditation. The following are some of the symbols of Revelation
interpreted by Cayce:
|Paradise of God||The original consciousness of humanity before its fall into flesh|
|Tree of Life||The spiritual centers of the body, such as the heart and the pituitary, that becomes perfectly synchronized|
|Angel of the Church||The intelligent force governing a spiritual center within the body|
|Satan||The force of |
self-centeredness, self-gratification, self-indulgence, self-importance,
self-righteousness, self-consciousness, self-glorification,
self-delusion, self-condemnation, self, ego, the “false god,” the
|Book of Life||The collective unconscious record (memory) of all souls|
|Earth||The physical body|
|Mountain of fire striking the Earth||The forces within the physical body which are constantly warring within|
|New Jerusalem||The superconscious mind awakened|
|Nakedness||The exposure of faults|
|Seven lamps||The wisdom of the seven spiritual centers within the body|
sees a woman with twelve stars about to bear a child. Next to the woman
is a dragon that is ready to devour the child she is giving birth
to. After the child is born, the child is taken to the throne of
God. Afterward, a war in heaven occurs and the devil and his angels are
cast out of heaven to Earth. John also sees a beast rise out of the sea
which the world worships. John then sees a lamb on the Earth and angels
proclaiming the fall of Babylon.
Interpretation: John is shown a picture of
the soul of humanity in its development since the days of eternity. The
woman symbolizes the soul of humanity crowned with twelve stars, the
twelve basic patterns of human personality as described in the
zodiac. The child she bears is the conscious mind. As the conscious mind
is born, a rival force of the self occurs, which brings about recurring
periods of rebellion in humanity. Through divine intervention, the
conscious mind is protected while the unconscious mind, from which it
sprung, is withdrawn below the conscious level. This is the same story
as symbolized as the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Rebellion from the physical brings conflict into the soul but the soul
can remain above it by remaining concealed from the forces of self
The “beast rising out of the sea” is the selfish
animalistic desires that arise which are capable of ruling humanity.
These desires spring from the self-will of the unspiritual intellect of
humanity whom the world worships as a symbol of material success. The
human intellect, lacking spiritual orientation, cuts itself off from all
that is divine. The lamb that John sees are the forces of the
superconscious mind in the world going into action. “Babylon,” the human
desire for earthly riches and success in the gratification of the
flesh, begins to be destroyed as humans are shown the consequences of
their prostitution of their higher faculties.
|Seven candlesticks, seven spirits||Perfection, the divine number|
|Six||Imperfection, the number for humanity|
|Mark of the beast||The unevolved animalistic force within humans|
|Mark of the lamb||The evolved divine force within humans|
|666||The unevolved animalistic force affecting the triune nature of humans (body, mind, spirit)|
John is shown seven angels each of whom holds a vial containing a
plague which they pour upon the Earth one at a time. John then sees a
woman sitting on a seven-headed beast with ten horns. The woman wears on
her forehead the name Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.
John is told the seven heads symbolize the seven mountains on which the
woman sits and the ten horns symbolize ten kings. These make war
against the lamb and the lamb conquers.
Interpretation: John is seeing
within the soul of humanity, the collective unconscious, that the souls
of individuals are purified and tested on seven levels of consciousness
symbolized by the seven plagues being poured out by the seven angels.
When all seven levels of consciousness have been purified, then and only
then can a person control the physical, mental, and spiritual forces
within his body.
Physical diseases arise from the misuse of the forces
and self-gratification of the flesh, wars against universal truth. This
brings about conflict in the world against groups and governments. The
end of the seven ordeals comes when humanity’s social institutions and
concepts collapse, leaving universal truth to be realized.
The Prostitute of Babylon symbolizes humanity’s
desire lust for riches and gratification of the flesh. The beast it
rides on are man-made ideas stemming from self-gratification. It is
explained to John that these forces have taken control of the seven
spiritual centers of the human body, thereby becoming possessed and
ruled. However, as the highest forces of evolving humanity overcome the
forces of self, even the ten basic urges of the body, symbolized by the
ten horns, will in time fulfill the divine pattern. As the divine nature
in humanity becomes less realized, society is destroyed by its own hand
|Seven plagues||The purification and tribulation experienced by souls in order to overcome negative karma|
|Vials of God’s wrath||Karma, eye for an eye, sowing and reaping, the consequences of our negative acts|
|Armageddon||The spiritual conflict within humans|
Literal: John now sees much rejoicing in
heaven and the appearance of Christ. An angel casts the devil into a
bottomless pit for one thousand years. John then sees a new heaven and a
new Earth come into being.
was the final salvation of the bodily, mental, and spiritual forces
described within John, now are shown to take place in collective
humanity. When humanity recognizes the divinity within them as the
controlling force in the world, and turns away from their own selfish
pattern of living for self alone, the old pattern disappears and the
Christ pattern emerges.
John is told that the merging of the evolved
self with the divine superconscious, which has taken place in John, must
also take place in all humanity (Revelation 19:7).
The fulfilled pattern of evolved humanity, the Christ (i.e.,
superconscious mind), is now shown in a position of power (the so-called
“second coming of Christ”).
Now the archetype of humanity’s continual
rebellions, the self-willed intellect symbolized as the “devil”, is
confined for a time in the collective unconscious mind. During this
period of one thousand years (the 1000 year reign of Christ), only the
evolved souls will be permitted to incarnate the Earth (Revelation 20:4).
At the end of this period, the remaining souls begin to incarnate,
bringing with them their unsatisfied ambitions and desires. This, of
course, brings about the former conditions of imbalance (wars and
plagues). These conditions, all man-made, are now themselves eliminated
and all mental forms and patterns not formed by divine will are purged (Revelation 20:14).
The “new heaven and new Earth” John sees is
humanity’s perfected state of consciousness and regenerated body. The
human mind at this point is now one with the divine in the perfection of
control and is free from outside limitations. The human conscious mind
merges with the superconscious mind.
John states that if anyone adds or takes away
from this book, that person will experience the plagues in this book.
The book is the body, which is the vehicle for human experience in the
world. Through it, the lessons of the soul are learned. There can be no
shortcuts or meanderings without dire consequences to the body.
|Marriage of the Lamb||The union of the body and mind with the Christ consciousness|
|Word of God||The Gnostic “logos,” the Christ consciousness, the fully evolved pattern for humanity|
|Lake of Fire||The subconscious mind’s area of repression, the “id”|
|The first resurrection||The reincarnation of advanced souls to Earth|
|Gog and Magog||Worldly influences|
|The dead in judgment||Reincarnating souls|
|Hell||Remorse, self-condemnation, guilt and frustration|
|The second death||The destruction of all man-made unevolved conditions|
|12 tribes of Israel,|
12 gates, 12 angels,
|The 12 basic patterns of the human personality as revealed in the Zodiac|
|Temple of God||The superconscious mind, the Christ consciousness|
|New Jerusalem||The evolved soul in one-ness with divinity|
“The conquering of self is truly greater than were one to conquer many worlds.” - Edgar Cayce