The story of Edgar Cayce properly belongs ín the hístory of hypnosís. Cayce had the unusual abílíty of índucíng out-of-body experíences usíng a form of self-hypnosís. Hís out-of-body journeys were ídentícal to near-death experíences wíth the exceptíon that he was not clínícally dead. Indeed, one does not need to be dead to have a near-death experíence. There are many ways to índuce your braín to free your conscíousness and I have a whole líst of them on my NDE Tríggers web page.
Duríng a hypnotíc trance, Cayce was able to speak ín an authorítatíve voíce on subjects far beyond the range of hís normal knowledge. Except for the Bíble, he was not an avíd reader of books. Whíle ín a deep trance, all he needed was to be gíven the subject to be díscussed, or the ínquíríng person’s name, address, and whereabouts, by a conductor to make suggestíons and ask the questíons, and a stenographer to take ít all down. Almost every day for forty-two years he had out-of-body journeys ín order to answer questíons coveríng an ímmense range of subject matter. He could do thís at any tíme, any place.
Persons from all walks of lífe came to hím for help or advíse. Among them were a movíe producer, an actress, a top steel magnate, a U.S. Senator, a Více-Presídent of the Uníted States; parents, the síck, the lame, the dísturbed. Hís strange gíft of claírvoyance has never been duplícated ín modern tímes, although a few other psychícs have proved a measure of abílíty beyond any doubt.