A special invitational note from Henry Reed:
Psychics are becoming the folk counselors of our transitional culture. Psychic hotlines proliferate, and professional
psychics are increasing in number. A common question asked is, "How can I tell if the psychic is legitimate?"
There is a lot of well-placed skepticism about the abilities of people who claim to be a "psychic." Until
the profession grows to the point that it can establish in the public mind a trust that spells out what we can
expect of the services from a professional psychic, people will always be wondering about the usefulness of receiving
guidance from a psychic. But there is a way around this quandry.
the advice, "Get a second opinion." It arises in a society that recognizes that doctors are not infallible,
that they have viewpoints, preferences, and other qualities that make their opinions less than absolute. We no
longer hold doctors up on a pedestal of perfection, but realize that we, as patients, have to take some responsibility
for our medical care: a combination of self-education and multiple opinions from medical experts give us the best
framework for our medical decisions. Long ago, Edgar Cayce spelled out this same framework for working with psychic
guidance. There's a special opportunity for you to use this framework yourself, now.
The Edgar Cayce Legacy Conference, for over a decade of
annual events, has provided a special format for working with psychic guidance. A key element of this format is
the employment of professional psychics who have passed a special audition process. Only a small percentage
of those who audition are passed and invited to participate in the Edgar Cayce Legacy Conference. Participants
in the conference each meet with two of these psychics for a one-hour professional consultation. At these meetings,
the participants present their questions to the psychics for response. In effect, each participant gets two "opinions"
on each question.
A second element
of the format is training the participants how to obtain answers to their questions through their own psychic abilities.
The participants compare the information obtained from the professional psychics, obtained from their own psychic
abilities, and obtained from other participants during psychic training exercises. Here we are following the advice
of Edgar Cayce, who recommended getting information from at least two psychic sources and correlating the information.
The participants receive, in fact, several sources of psychic information to use in the correlation process. Looking
for patterns in several sources of information stimulates the participant's own intuitive ability, which is the
ultimate goal of the training.
psychic responses to one question is a real eye-opener.
As a member
of the audition team, as someone who has experienced personally this correlative process several times, I want
to let you know what a rare and provocative opportunity this aspect of the Edgar Cayce Legacy Conference actually
is. To receive a psychic reading from a competent psychic is like having someone scratch an itch in your soul--you
are touched in a place that is aching for contact. This contact, especially from a competent psychic, feels so
real, so valid, that the information is naturally taken as gospel, absolute truth. Get another reading on the same
question, again from a competent psychic, and once again you will feel touched in a special, vital manner. Yet
the information will likely be different. What becomes apparent when you receive multiple readings is that each
psychic is touching you, but touching you from a particular vantage point. The "truth" that the psychic
is sharing with you is relative,
not absolute. It is an obvious
point, but easily overlooked.
We readily accept
that different perceivers will look at a situation from their own personal standpoint; that is, that we get perspectives on truth, not truth itself. The history
of physics, beginning with the idea that the "observer affects the observed," has had a profound influence
on our philosophy of knowledge. We realize now that reality itself may reside in a situation of multiple-potentials
until someone materializes a single concrete reality by observing it. We are just beginning to accept the implications
of this conclusion from modern quantum physics. Yet we tend to dis-regard it when it comes to practical matters.
When it comes
to psychic readings, it is easy to forget the relativity principle. We come to a psychic because we are in need,
we are uncomfortable with unknowing, and we seek certainty. When we get an answer that has a ring of truth, we
naturally cling to that answer as absolute, all-truth. The answer is hypnotic in that power because in some way
the answer does touch some unconscious knowing deep within us. Yet the answer may be but one of many possible answers.
Getting a "second opinion" is the only way to be relieved of that hypnotic illusion. It is also a good
way to activate your own intuitive ability and begin to find the truth that will work for you.
The most important
questions we ask don't necessarily have factual answers, but rather perspectives, approaches to truth, strategies
for discovery or invention. Two doctors may agree on the condition of a bodily organ, but have different perspectives
on how that condition relates to the various systems in the body, and have entirely different perspectives on strategies
for how to alleviate the conditions. The situation is even more complex when you are not dealing with physical
realities, but with social situations and creative challenges.
Cayce Legacy Inspires Self-Confidence
While many programs
offer techniques for accessing intuition, and many programs teach how to give psychic readings, as far as I know
the Edgar Cayce Legacy conference is the only one that creates the larger context for comprehending the significance
and implications of working with psychic information and guidance. In so doing, it is in keeping with the inspiration
Edgar Cayce provided; namely, that there is no one better suited to provide you with psychic guidance than you
yourself. To learn how this is possible, practical, advisable, and inevitable, I invite you to join us at this