Monday, December 21, 2009


Putting Your Best Foot Forward ©
by Polly Guerin
Nowadays in books and plays and on the fashionable streets of major cities the thin, gravity-defying Stiletto Heel seems to have ensnared more fashion victims than any other footwear style. Yes, they are sexy but difficult to walk in, and most importantly they are threat to maintaining healthy feet. Podiatrists and medical foot specialists are receiving more and more patients with foot problems caused by either the constant wearing of those stilettos or wearing very pointed shoes that squeeze toes into unnatural shapes. High-heeled pumps on the other hand, those closed-toed classics with a sensible ½-inch to 2 ½-inch heels are a better alternative for day wear. When was the last time you had your foot measurements taken? That used to be a common occurrence in footwear stores, but you should check as soon as possible to be sure that you have the right fit. My best advice is to refrain from purchasing shoes just for their fashionable look, but for walking comfort be sure to wear your correct shoe size. The best results when shopping for new footwear is to try on the shoes at the end of the day, after a day of walking, when your feet have reached their normal width and length. Edgar Cayce had a few remarks about some of those nasty foot problems that come from the wear and tear on your feet.
Maintaining the good condition of your feet are so essential to supporting your body and a lifetime of walking comfort. Your feet are such a precious part of our anatomy yet we hardly think about their essential role in serving our daily needs. When discomfort occurs and you notice an ugly callous one may rush out to purchase some commercial relief or in more severe cases wind up at the podiatrist’s office. When Cayce was asked, “What caused growth on foot, and what should be used if it repeats itself? In a trance when he gave this reading he responded, “This was from irritation; and that best for the reduction of same, as we find, would be a massage with baking soda, which has been dampened with spirits of camphor. This will be good for anyone having callous places or any attendant growths on feet; for it will remove them entirely!” (276-4) Granted, you may think it easier to just rush out and buy a commercial product, but with a little perseverance you can correct the problem the natural way. Cayce further added, “Bathe the limb from the knee down with warm olive oil. Then apply the saturated solution of spirits of camphor, with bicarbonate of soda. Evenly spread it on, as a very thin layer, see? bandaging this with a thin cloth about the limb and foot, see? Let this remain over the evening, or night see? (3776-13).
I’ve known several women of a certain age who pushed their feet into very pointed too tight shoes to be fashionably au currant. This resulted in unsightly bunions, an inflammation of the big toe, usually resulting in an enlargement of the joint. Not only was this painful but their agony was reflected in their facial expression. So what did the great prophet Cayce say about bunions? One inquirer asked, “What can I do to cure callous or bunion on my left foot? His answer as always was quite simple but it took consistent application to cure the problem. He said, “As we would fine, an application morning and evening (will do it)—not bound on, but massaged thoroughly; and this means not just dabbing on and leaving same, but take three to five minutes of massaging. First, for five to ten days, use common baking soda wet or saturated with spirits of camphor. Then after this has been used until the soreness is removed, use equal parts of Olive Oil and Tincture of Myrrh, and it’ll be like baby’s foot. Massage each of those into the portion where there is a disturbance. (574-1).
It’s no wonder we often have painful feet. After all these feet of ours were meant for walking and are bound to suffer some kind of discomfort throughout our lives. Cayce had some brilliant thoughts about this problem. “If the feet and limbs give a great deal of trouble, we would apply Mullein Stupes over those areas of the ankle and foot. Put these on hot then bind about with padding or wadding to keep the heat. Apply these stupes at least twice each day. Preferable use green or fresh mullein. This would be bruised, put in very hot water and allowed to stand a few minutes, then dipped out and applied between gauze over the affected area. (2227-3).
The condition of unsightly rough feet or dry feet most often seems to occur in the winter when the cold weather drags us down, but it can happen anytime proper care isn’t granted to the foot. Cayce points out those rough feet can be caused by poor circulation, so one needs to consider proper diet in all conditions that occur in the body. Asked by a seeker, “What causes excessive dryness or peeling of skin on the bottom of feet? Cayce answered thusly, “Poor circulation. Hence the needs for massage of oil rubs, which should include the limbs, of course, and especially the feet. With adjustments in the muscular forces and bursa of the feet (Peanut oil and Olive oil: equal parts. (1770-5) A good massage he suggested included 1/2 pint of Russian White Oil, 2 ounces Witch Hazel, 4 ounces rubbing alcohol, Oil of Sassafras 3 minims and Tincture of Capsici 2 minims. He highly recommended this formula for fallen arches saying, “Massage only the amount the skin will absorb. Shake the solution together, for the tendency will be for the Oil of Sassafras to rise to the top—see? Pour a small quantity in a saucer, and only massage into the feet and to the limbs to the knees, including the knees. And do it yourself. And we’ll be rid of all this trouble, and it’ll help the body in many different ways. It’ll walk ten miles instead of five. (386-3) You may readily ask, “Where can I buy such ingredients as Russian White Oil or Sassafras or Tincture of Capsici and you need go no further than the Cayce Boutique at the A.R.E. Center in New York City, located at 241 W. 30th St.,
For most city dwellers it’s difficult to walk on concrete sidewalks all our life. Invariably at some time or another we’re bound to suffer some leg or foot pain. People who stand on their feet for long lengths of time can also be candidates for foot pain or discomfort. Cayce addresses this issue with the following concoction: To 4 ounces of Russian White oil add 2 ounces of Witch Hazel, 1 ounce of Rub Alcohol, and 3 to 5 minims of Oil of Sassafras. He recommends, “Shake this together. Only use a small portion of same at the time. Begin with the hips and rub down (with upward pressure of the hands). This would be good for anyone that stands on the feet much, or whose feet pain. (555.5)
Stimulating and exercising the feet are so easy to do that you can perform simple routines while you lie in bed or standing. You’ll not only feel better an exercise will encourage a peaceful sleep. When asked, “Would you recommend special foot exercise? Cayce offered the following solution, “It would be well if there would be exercise night and morning; night before retiring--but after the massage as indicated, see: and of morning just before putting on hose---after the massage has been given. Stand erect (without anything on the feet, of course). Then raise the arms, gently, slowly over the head---directly over the head. Then gradually rise on the toes. Then as the body relaxes or lowers itself, lower the hands and also—the hands extending in front of the body. Then rock back upon the heels, with hands extended sufficiently to strain or to exercise the bursa of the heel, or those portions of the heel AND the arch, you see, to aid in strengthening. Doing this, together WITH the massage of the properties indicated through heel and arch, and especially over the frontal portions of the foot, we will bring better conditions for same. (1771.3)
Shall we not give our feet their deserved attention and gentle care? All it takes is application of massage oils and exercise to achieve beautiful feet that you will not only take pride in, but have healthy feet that will provide you with comfort and lasting use throughout your lifetime.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Awaken Your Sleeping Beauty: Edgar Cayce as told by Polly Guerin

Manicure Make Overs for Beautiful Nails seems to be a top priority with women today not only for good hygiene but for vanity as well. The desire to have attractive nails may refer historically to the old adage that a ‘Lady,’ who led a life of leisure and did not work, was the only one who could maintain such an image. Acquiring beautiful nails is not for the privileged few but available to most all women in the sisterhood of feminine vanity. Career women consider it their prerogative to maintain beautiful nails and so do most other women. However, hygiene is one of the most important considerations when you’re having a manicure. A well groomed hand says a lot about your health and can mirror a wide range of possible problems.
To satisfy demand, in big cities there’s a plethora of nail salons, but caution is advised that you check that these pop up salons are truly adhering to safety and board of health standards regarding implements and sanitary conditions. The use of non-sterilized instruments can lead to infection. In an accredited salon, manicure make overs each week can maintain and even prevent nail problems. In most beauty salons, the beauticians may attempt to trim the cuticles. This is harmful to your nails because it is the cuticles, which protect your nails from germs and bacteria. Instead ask the beautician to only, push the cuticles back with an orange stick. Better yet, the beautician should ask you first whether you want the cuticles cut before proceeding.
Nail Absurdities
When it comes to nail length some women like to go to extremes. Obviously some nails need to be longer to accommodate space to decorate with designs or works of art. I wonder when I see such extended nails on a woman what kind of work can they possibly perform with such extended appendages? Such a person must be an extrovert and if attention is what they want to achieve those decorated nails do the job of attracting attention. Nail lengths were probably at their most absurd during the Ming dynasty or 14th-17th China, when Mandarin royalty thought it the height of elegance and their prerogative to grew their nails up to ten inches long. With such extreme appendages these royals were completely helpless and needed servants to feed, bathe and dress them. Obviously they could not do any work, hence they led a vacant lifestyle that today we might considered the ultimate in decadence.
Nails Mirror Your Health
The foremost requirement for healthy nails concerns proper diet, and good elimination and circulation, which according to the Edgar Cayce's readings are essential for the growth and maintenance of good nails. The eminent psychic advises that particular attention should be paid to obtaining adequate amounts of calcium and minerals in your diet. When severe conditions occur it is best to check with your doctor, because such nail problems as ridges, white spots, discolorations can be warning signs of heart disease, kidney or thyroid metabolism problems. Many older women may notice that their nails become yellowed with age but this may be a warning sign of decreased circulation or undiagnosed heart or lung disease.
Common Nail Problems
In ancient times a doctor would merely check your nails, eyes and tongue to determine what treatment to ascribe to your condition. Fortunately modern medicine similarly can offer medication to normalize the nails’ appearance. When a woman inquired “What can I do to keep my fingernails from splitting?” Edgar Cayce replied, “Add the vitamins necessary so that the glandular forces and specifically the thyroid, are improved. Take a few drops of Atomidine occasionally, say once a month in half a glass of water before the morning meal, or three to five days. Also massage the fingernails with Atomidine. It may stain for at first, but it will get the system going better and we will find this will be different. (2448-1) Cayce also suggested the use of Castor Oil pack treatment to improve the condition of problem nails.
It’s hard to believe that aside from children forming the bad habit of nail biting many grown women have developed a nail biting habit, which may be caused by anxiety and stress. When Cayce was asked “What can I do to correct the nail-biting habit?” he replied, “This is the effect of nervousness---from the gnawing that has been indicated that has been existent for some time in the system, see? And with these corrections, and with the tendency for the body to watch or be careful with self, this (habit) may be eliminated. For, if we take away the cause, the habit is more easily changed. For we correct habits by forming others! That’s everybody! (475-1) Obviously, Cayce means that by examining the cause that is driving the nail biting habit it can be addressed mentally or physically and eventually eliminated.
Natural Product Care
Purchasing expensive nail care products may be your choice, but you do not have to spend a great deal of money to improve the appearance of your nails. The main task is patience, time and effort applying natural products to create beautiful nails. The products mentioned here Atomidine and the Castor Oil packs can be purchased at the Cayce A.R.E. center in New York City, Most important in nail care is consistency in the treatment. When cuticles become hardened in winter or irritated due to work-related conditions just apply some warm Castor Oil and rub it into the nails and massage the hands with same. For best results do this at night before retiring.
Beautiful nails are your finest showcase of a healthy and lady-like appearance.

Friday, November 27, 2009


Beauty and The Nonsurgical Face lift should interest most women of "a certain age." However, when it comes to determining beauty the phrase "beauty is different to different people" rings true to my ears. After all, beauty is in the mind of the beholder and how that person perceives your beauty can have a lot to do with your inner beauty, a generosity of spirit, a glowing smile and a compassionate heart. The greatest concern of many mature women is how to maintain their skin's firm structure and look younger than their chronological age. It is natural for the skin to age but it doesn't have to require surgery. To lift your outlook on beauty there are excellent natural remedies and some excellent recommendations by Edgar Cayce.
It's difficult to noticeably alter the facial features that you were born but there is a lot that you can do to maintain the beauty you have been granted by nature. As a matter of fact, when friends of mine have had face lifts I am amazed by the results, but it seems to me that something is missing in their face. To me that with the smoothing out and tightening of the skin those character lines that made their face so interesting and gave them individuality is missing. I wholeheartedly agree that there is no question about the skill of plastic surgeons and how important it is to correct serious deformities from burns, accidents and war injuries justifies. However, one can avoid cosmetic surgery by natural measures.
The basic approach to postponing cosmetic surgery is an early start on good nutrition, exercise, massage and facial exercises. Exercise!!! Yes, like every other part of our body the face is made up of bones, blood vessels, connective tissue, fat, nerves and 26 voluntary muscles. However, as we age the face may drop, sag and produce a railroad of wrinkles. Negative thoughts ("The MIND," Edgar Cayce 1947-4) and poor circulation can promote wrinkles, blemishes and a ruddy color. Cayce went on to say that spirit, serenity, and positive thinking as well as good health can be reflected in your fact. Poor elimination, he advised, will not only produce blackheads, pimples and dry or oily skin, but he suggests is one of the chief causes of skin diseases.
The Non Surgical Approach
The earlier you start an exercise beauty regime that includes exercising the face the better will be the toning and prevention of wrinkles. Your daily exercise regime should start each day with Edgar Cayce's recommended head-and-neck exercises. It is best to do the facial exercise slowly and gently. First facing forward then slowly turn your head to the right shoulder, pause and roll the head to the back, then move to the left shoulder and return to the front. Edgar Cayce again and again in his readings, emphasized the importance of consistency and regularity in all things saying "Whenever something is begun and then left off, it becomes detrimental." (457-12). Of course, it is best to do this exercise at least six times on either side at home each day. However, there are other exercises to add to this regime.
Eye Exercises
To help to avoid puffiness and eye-strain when working at the computer or reading add this eye exercise is easy to do. Sit erect, eyes forward. Close your eyes roll your eyeballs to the extreme right, then look up, after roll eyeballs to the extreme right and last down to bottom of the socket. Do this exercise slowly and concentrate and hold each placement for one second. Do this exercise whenever you feel the need to relieve your eyes from heavy concentration. You can also squeeze eyes shut, tighten the closure and hold for a count of ten, repeat several times and feel the release.
Drinking Water
My chiropractor, Dr. Scott Keller, a Caycean practitioner is always asking me if I've been drinking enough water because he can tell by the tightness in my body that it needs more water. He recommends at least 8 glass a day to flush our toxins and lubricate the body. On another related subject Edgar Cayce advocated that drinks made with carbonated water were rarely recommend in the readings. One reason for this is expressed as follows:.....keep away from those that tend to producer acidity in the system. Beware of any of those drinks that carry too great a quantity of carbonated waters, or of such natures that produce an alcoholic reaction (1889-1)
Without spending any money you can start early on a beauty regime, but remember consistency and regularity are keys to maintaining beauty through the nonsurgical face lift.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yearning for a Beautiful, Youthful Complexion

When it comes to a beautiful, youthful complexion nothing can be truer than the old adage, "Beauty is but skin deep." (Sir Thomas Overbury 1613 "All the carnall beauty of my life, is but skin deep.") However, it is not so much what is superficially applied to one's skin that creates a beautiful complexion, but what you think that reflects upon how people perceive your beauty. Remember Edgar Cayce said that mind over matter is foremost a consideration, "The Mind!"
Beauty & Diet
Proper diet underscored all of Cayce's skin remedies. He was an early advocate of a healthy diet and cautioned against the over-consumption of red meat, fats and sweets. Instead, he urged that the diet for a beautiful complexion and health consist chiefly of vegetables, nuts and fruits. It is curious to note that today nutritionists are suggesting the same diet to modern women who like their predecessor sisters seek to claim beauty as their prerogative. Even as far back as ancient times at the Temple of Beauty in Egypt women entered those hallowed halls for beauty's secrets. Beautiful Complexion
I've often been told, "You have such a beautiful complexion." While I appreciate such compliments I realize that my youthful complexion is a result of good diet, good genes and the long time use of Cayce's complexion cream. In the reading 1968-7, Cayce gave the following formula "for making or keeping a good complexion---this for the skin, hands, arms and body as well." Here are the ingredients which I whip up in my blender, pour into a pretty bottle and refrigerate the remainder for additional use: 6 ounces of Peanut Oil, 2 ounces of Olive oil, 1 tablespoon Lanolin (dissolved) 1 tablespoon Rosewater. This blend of ingredients will be sufficient for use many times. It has been part my daily beauty regime and has maintained my complexion without signs of wrinkles, but rather gives it somewhat of a youthful glow. Do try this complexion cream. You'll love the results and it's good for the entire body.
Troublesome Skin
When a teenager asked Cayce, "What can I do to improve the skin condition of face and back, and of scalp and hair? He replied, "At least once a week, after a good thorough workout of body in exercise--following the bath afterward, massage the back, the face, the body, the limbs with Pure Peanut Oil. Then this will add to the beauty. And know, if ye take would take each day, through thy experience, two almonds, y will never have skin blemishes, ye will never be tempted even in body toward cancer nor toward things that make blemishes in the body forces themselves. And the oil rubs once a week, ye will never have rheumatism nor those concurrent conditions from stalemate in liver and kidney activities. (1206-13)
Sunburn Issues
While it is important to take in the golden rays of the sun to obtain its benefits, Cayce cautioned against overexposure to its rays and every smart woman has realized this fact. I've noticed that Southern women particularly know something about the sun being an enemy to a beautiful complexion as they take a sun umbrella with them even when they go shopping. Remember that sun rays can also have damaging affects on your skin even when you're walking on the street. In reading 934-2 Cayce advised, "Let there not be too much activity in the middle of the day, or too much of sunshine. The early mornings and the late afternoon are the more preferable times. For the sun during the period between eleven or eleven-thirty and two o'clock carries too great a quantity of the actinic rays that make for destructive forces to the superficial circulation. As for sunburn he recommended, "Any good lotion would be well for sunburn, any application that would act as a balm, in the forms of some character of oils that remove the fire from the affected areas, such as Glyco-Thymoline. (3051-1) This product is available in the Edgar Cayce New York Center http://www.arenyc/org.
Freckles & Sundry Topics
When I was a young teenager I had lots of freckles bridging across my face and misled by the thought that they were unsightly I wanted to get rid of them and may have even purchased some product to do so. The good advice again came from Cayce. "You'd better try to keep your freckles and not try to get rid of them. These freckles are in the pigment of the skin, and unless you wish to upset something else, don't attempt to bleach more (freckles out) than you would have from the regular conditions. These are partially liver conditions but don't be touchy about freckles, they're good for you. (5223-1) And so it was that the freckles remained but as I matured most of the freckles disappeared on their own.
Just a point of reference for your consideration. You know how fastidious we are about smelling nice. Well, it is curious to note that using commercial deodorants may seal odor but may also be harmful. Cayce said, "The use of pure soaps is preferable to any attempt to deodorize. ANY that allays perspiration certainly clogs the activity of respiratory and perspiration system. (2072-6)
Aging & The Hand
One area of the body that is a telltale sign of aging are our hands. There hasn't been a face lift for the hands yet so we have to work more diligently to keep our hands soft and supple. When asked for a suggestion for any treatment for dryness of hands and skin Cayce advised,
"Use any good oil (Cayce complexion cream for one) on the hands and over the body---it will change. The better change should come within from the better assimilation of that eaten, which will be found to be more improved by exercise of stretching arms above the head and other vigorous routines. Do have these exercises, for they will stimulate the gastric flow and improve health. (2072-14).
A beautiful You is not difficult to achieve and with Cayce's natural remedies it is easy and inexpensive to maintain your right to a radiant complexion that glows not only from the surface but from the inside through healthy diet and a positive outlook on life.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Gorgeous Hair
It amazes me how often I see a fashionably dressed woman yet her hair is dull and lifeless or worse, dirty. With a proliferation of advertisements about hair products you'd think every woman would have beautiful hair. Not so! As a matter of fact hair loss and baldness is quite a common problem for women. When Edgar Cayce addressed the occurrence of hair loss and baldness in women he pointed out that a high protein diet should be your first and foremost consideration. "Improvement in the diet should include soup from the peelings of Irish potatoes. Add more often the raw vegetables such as lettuce, celery, water cress, radishes, onions, mustard greens. Carrots will make better conditions in combination with these for the sparkle of the ye and for the general vision." (4086-1). Overwork, major surgery, a long illness and specific medical conditions such as Alopecia areata can also contribute to hair loss.
The Crude Oil Remedy
According to Cayce basic massage of the scalp with crude oil will aid scalp circulation. He reommended that crude oil massage and it should be done once or twice a month and that this would be sufficient to renew the cells that produce stimulation through the general distribution of the circulatory forces of the body. You may be repulsed by the words "crude oil" but let me explain. Crude oil is not the kind you get at a gas station, so take a breather and relax. The consumer friendly formula of Crude Oil products and Crudoleum shampoos and cleansers are available today at the Edgar Cayce boutique at the A.R.E. New York (Edgar Cayce) Center in New York City at 241 W. 30th Street, or call 212.691.7690.
In answering the question about what oil should be used on the scalp he said:
"The crude oils are the most satisfactory for stimulating the scalp, to prevent falling hair, to add luster, and to stimulate the growth." (276-4) "Each time after the crude oil massage, when the oil is rubbed in, cleanse same with a twenty percent solution of (grain) alcohol (with) water added. (480-23). This will thicken the hair and bring better conditions to the scalp.(4501-1)
To massage the scalp he recommended: "Place the fingertips of both hands on the scalp. Then move the scalp up an down and round in circles." He also cautioned, "Do not move the fingers in a rubbing motion, the purpose is to loosen the scalp from the skull and increase circulation."
Head-and-Neck Exercise
Another very easy way to maintain beautiful, luxuriant hair is the head-and-neck exercise I do every half hour as I sit working at my computer. It not only relieves neck tension but it also stimulates circulation. Just gently and slowly move your head from front center over to the right shoulder continue rolling over to the back, transversing to the left shoulder and returning to front center. Similarly, reverse the rolling motion and as you do this feel the tension dissolve and circulation improving. Do this exercise at least six time each way. Good any time of the day for that matter when you need to boost your energy and circulation.
You owe it to yourself to have beautiful, clean, shiny hair. Of course, the wealth of hair products out in the marketplace are overwhelming and it is sometimes not easy to find the right one, but Edgar Cayce's natural remedies seem to have outlasted commercial products. It's worth a try. I do it myself and so often I am asked, "Where do you get your hair done, it looks so beautiful?" I reply rather sheepishly, "I do it in Polly's kitchen Sink." Stunned by my answer, they ask, "Oh, where is that?" I reply, "I mean I do it myself with Crudoleum." It's the truth but everyone laughs. Having beautiful hair, however, is not a laughing matter, it is a matter of choice.

Monday, October 26, 2009


LONGEVITY seems to be a popular topic today. With women living longer than ever before concerns about maintaining a beautiful outlook dominate their advancing years. There's not reason to be concerned about longevitiy because a very interesting philosophy found in the Cayce reading assures that physical aging is less biological than a result of mental forces putting stress on the body that is aging in nature. Mind over matter takes inspiration from the question posed to Cayce. When asked, "How can people avoid aging in appearance?" Cayce's spontaneous response was, "The Mind!" (1947-4).
That reminds me of my Armenian friend Helene who had the distinct feature of natural dark circles under her eyes. However, you would never have noticed it, if you spoke to her , because of her bright and cheerful personality engaged anyone's attention so the shadows seemingly disappeared, or rather one wasn't prone to noticing them.
If you allow anger, or harbor resentful thoughts or let lingering worries dominate your thoughts, it all comes out on your face. Negative thought patterns like, "I'm going to get sick," or "I'm late for a meeting and will lose my job," are not the kind of worry that will help you solve problems. Just look in the mirror and see how much these gloomy expressions reflect anxiety on your face. Put a positive spin on your thoughts like, "I'm the picture of health," and "I'm late, but I'll call the office and let them know I'm on my way." As you regain composure and confidence you'll quickly realize how important it is to pay attention to your positive thoughts.
I remember a girlfriend who was so angry at the "man who got away," that her negative thought pattern ate away at her youthful beauty. The only one she was hurting was herself and it was not until, after some wise counsel, that she realized this fact and began to put a postive take on the situation. She began to give thanks that she was still young and realized that love was postponed but not denied. Once she switched to positive realization her face took on its happy contenance, for the mind rules over the matter of most any situation.
Cayce recommended, "The mental attitude towards conditions about self and relationships towards others should be kept in a positive manner, or in an activity of continuity of energy in a creative and not destructive manner." (257-63)
Alas, it seems to me that the power of positive thinking is the golden key to longevity,. You'd be surprised how happy you can look when your thoughts focus on the brighter aspect of conditions, and you look for the better characteristics in other people, and world conditions. Remember when Cayce was asked, "How can people avoid aging in appearance? He answered, "The Mind!"

Friday, October 23, 2009


AWAKEN YOUR SLEEPING BEAUTY introduces you to the philosophy of the great American Prophet, Edgar Cayce whose counsel on beauty will awaken your beauty from within, for indeed the old adage, 'beauty is but skin deep' says it all.
"If we would have life, give it. If we would have love, make ourselves lovely. If we would have beauty within our lives, make our lives beautiful. if we would have beauty in body or mind , or soul, create that atmosphere, and that which brings about life itself will bring those (same) forces into the experience." (2096-1)
Who Was Edgar Cayce (1877-1945)? By all accounts he was an ordinary, humble individual. He was not wealthy, he was not socially connected to high places, nore did he live in a palatial home or hold a degree in medicine. Yet, throughout his life, he manifested one of the most remarkable psychic talents of all time. While he was asleep, or rather when he was in a trance, he could answer
questions or give accurate discourses on almost any topic. These discourses, called "readings," number more than 14,000 and were transcribed as he spoke. Hence this legacy of readings left a valuable reference that is stored since 1931 at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc., located in Virginia Beach, VA) as a resource for spiritual development, holistic health, and mindful living.
Imagine, if you will, a man so average yet so brilliant when in a trance that when he was given the name and location of an individual anywhere in the world, Cayce could correctly describe a person's physical condition and outline a holistic approach to his or her treatment. Eventually, the scope of Cayce's readings expanded to dreams and their meaning, holistic and healthy lifestyle, even including beauty recipes and advice, philosophy, psychic development and prophecy, and reincarnation.
Sometimes, his recommendation on a beauty question might seem profound but could sound like just good plain common sense. He believed that spirit, serenity, and positive thinking was well as good health can be reflected in your face.