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David Wilcock as the Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce

David Wilcock (born March 8, 1973) is a bestselling author, a professional lecturer, a TV host on the GAIA TV Network, a filmmaker of metaphysical documentaries, a popular figure appearing on numerous cable TV documentaries and Internet shows, a researcher and authority on the subjects of: ancient civilizations, consciousness science, and new paradigms of matter and energy, and a psychic counselor. His popular website, DivineCosmos.com, contains thousands of free pages of scientific and spiritual information about soul growth, Ascension and the evolution of consciousness. Wilcock attended the State University of New York at New Platz and graduated with a BA in Psychology and a Master’s. His first two books, The Source Field Investigations and The Synchronicity Key, were New York Times bestsellers. His latest book, Ascension Mysteries: Revealing the Cosmic Battle Between Good and Evil (2016), is a bestseller on Amazon. His Hollywood film Convergence unveils the proof that all life on Earth is united in a field of consciousness, which affects our minds in fascinating ways. Wilcock is also the subject and co-author of the international bestseller, The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce?, which explores the remarkable similarities between David Wilcock and Edgar Cayce. The book features many of Wilcock’s most inspiring psychic readings and reveals documented NASA scientific proof of interplanetary climate change … and how it directly impacts our DNA. The following article was written from source material from the DivineCosmos.com website which provides compelling evidence of David Wilcock as the reincarnation of Edgar Cayce.

Table of Contents

  1. Disclaimer From David Wilcock
  2. Similar Traits, Lessons, Places, and People
  3. A Brief History of Wilcock’s Experiences
  4. Similarities Between Cayce’s and Wilcock’s Karma
  5. Astrological Connections

1. Disclaimer From David Wilcock

The following “disclaimer” came to David Wilcock through a reading:

“I, Wilcock, do not wish to self-aggrandize or make myself out to be something great through writing all of this. In fact, I dislike the spotlight and the controversy, and that is why I haven’t yet written up this article until now, after knowing about this for a year and seven months already. I just want there to be a document that states the truth as I see it — both the strong points and the weak points. We are all One in this creation and no entity is any more or less valuable than any other. If I were trying to tell everyone that I was some spiritual super-hero, then I obviously would not have included the information about my losses, relationship problems and the like. I do not feel that I will single-handedly “save the world” or do anything grandiose. I am simply one of a great team of Lightworkers, both incarnate and discarnate, all of whom wish to be of service to others. That’s it.”

2. Similar Traits, Lessons, Places, and People

Similar Facial Appearance

Numerous laypersons as well as several experienced portrait artists have verified that the facial similarities between Wilcock and Cayce are astounding. The only main differences are that Cayce’s jaw is more recessive than Wilcock’s, and Cayce’s lips and earlobes are slightly larger than Wilcock’s. The most stunning similarity of all is in the similarities within the shapes of the lips, cheekbones, hairline and nose, the remarkably similar appearance of the eyes and the literally identical bone structure of the brow above the eyelids. (Maturity and weight changed Edgar’s appearance as time progressed.) These similarities are strong enough that several people directly associated with the Cayce work and his younger pictures “nearly fell over backwards” the first time that they saw Wilcock’s face. One even volunteered that Wilcock “looked exactly the same as Edgar Cayce” before he ever even knew anything about Wilcock, or that there was any possible connection.

Similar Traits and Lessons

Quite without his conscious awareness of a reason, Wilcock was inclined towards being a psychic from a very young age. He had a spontaneous out-of-body experience at age 5 and read his first adult book on ESP at age 7. He also conducted successful telepathic experiments with his friends at age 7. He began reading the Tarot cards at age 13, had his first consciously-induced lucid dreaming experiences at age 16 and got his first channeled psychic messages at age 23, the same year that Cayce lost his voice and began doing his own readings. Both are almost blindly driven to serve God, other people and the planet.

Similar Places

Wilcock would end up being very strongly asked by his readings to move to Virginia Beach before he was consciously aware of the Cayce connection. This move was prophesied in the readings almost from the very first day, and Wilcock was only just beginning to suspect a possible connection when he arrived in Virginia Beach. Wilcock’s readings predicted the exact name of the street (Great Neck) he would be living on back in July of that year, and the move wasn’t made until October. They also gave him the German phrase “Scarstahldig” in July, which turned out to mean “A group of German steel helmets.” (Wilcock has never studied German.) Amazingly, the tenant living with the woman Wilcock moved in with in Virginia Beach was a collector of German steel helmets! Furthermore, he had not even been living there when the reading was done in July!

Similar People

Wilcock gradually became aware that some of his closest friends and associates were the reincarnations of others in the Cayce circle. Each case is a story all its own, with compelling karmic connections as well as similarly astounding facial correspondences. More research is necessary to uncover any possible astrological connections. Here is a partial list:

Gertrude Evans, wife of Edgar Cayce: Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) became engaged to Gertrude Evans in 1897, and they married in 1903. They had three children: Hugh Lynn Cayce (1907-1982), Milton Porter Cayce (1911-1911), and Edgar Evans Cayce (1918 -2013).

Angelica, Wilcock’s best female friend from college: Astonishing synchronicities happened between them when they met, and they have stayed in contact ever since.

Morton Blumenthal, a friend of the family: Morton was a young man who worked in the stock exchange in New York with his trader brother Edwin who became very interested in the Cayce readings. He shared Cayce’s outlook and offered to finance their vision in the right spirit and even bought the Cayce’s a house at Virginia Beach. In 1927 the Association was incorporated in the state of Virginia which would manage the building of the Cayce Hospital and a scientific study of the readings. Morton was president and his brother and several others were vice presidents. Cayce was secretary and treasurer, and his wife Gladys was assistant secretary.

Chris, Wilcock’s very good friend: Wilcock has known Chris since he was a college freshman. Chris is highly intellectual and drawn to New York City, just like Morton was. Very similar faces, hairstyles and mentalities. Wilcock’s readings dramatically indicated this connection through a time-encoded prophecy that was made before he knew about his past life as Cayce.

Edwin Blumenthal, Morton’s brother: Both of the Blumenthals were involved in the stock market and Edwin had already taken the steps to become a securities broker. Within a few months Morton interested his brother Edwin in obtaining a reading from Cayce which predicted a successful career. The readings predicted his success would come as a result of many years of work and by virtue of Edwin’s own native “psychic abilities.”

Jude Goldman, Wilcock’s best friend: Wilcock has known Jude since he was a freshman in high school. As is to be expected, there are significant facial similarities between the two. Many of the fantastic potentials that the Cayce Readings ascribed to Edwin can be seen in Jude, through his creative work with photography, art, music and poetry. Jude is perhaps the single most important figure in the early stages of Wilcock’s awakening.

Leslie “The Squire” Cayce, Edgar’s father: Leslie Cayce wore a mustache his whole life and was called “The Squire” by everyone. He and his son Edgar did not have an easy relationship with each other.

Don Wilcock, Wilcock’s father: (The sneer is because he was making a comical pose after seeing a Metallica concert with Wilcock. It happens to be the best comparison shot he has.) Again, the behavioral / karmic connections and facial similarities are extraordinary. The rather rough edge that the Squire possessed was completely visible in Wilcock’s father throughout Wilcock’s adolescent years, and later the same degree of intense love would also be quite visible. Furthermore, Wilcock’s father’s favorite clothing store has always been “The Squire Shop.” He does not know or understand any of these connections consciously.

Wesley Ketchum, the man who broke Cayce’s story to the medical world: Dr. Wesley Ketchum worked with Cayce’s father to use the readings to bet and win on horse races for desperately needed financing. Cayce was told that he was doing medical readings, as he did not want to use the readings for financial gain even if his family was starving. When Cayce found out the truth, he ended the whole partnership and never spoke to Ketchum again. The Squire and Edgar remained a family, but there was much tension over this falling-out that had developed.

Mike Wilcock, David Wilcock’s brother: The facial similarity to Wesley Ketchum is quite remarkable, including nearly identical glasses. Antagonism between Cayce and Ketchum could account for early sibling rivalries, which have now been ameliorated. David and Mike both played the drums while growing up, which only furthered their ongoing sibling rivalry and competition. Their father would take David Wilcock and Mike to Baum’s News Room every Sunday for comic books and candy, through their entire childhood. The same Italian guys were in the newsroom every Sunday, smoking cigars and avidly watching the horse races as if they had money involved. The moral of the story seems to be that if you really end things badly with a person in your life, you’ll get the chance to try all over again later on — until you learn to love and respect each other and see past the issues that had once driven you apart. More research is still necessary to determine further connections.

David Kahn, Cayce’s best friend: Kahn was present for many, many Cayce readings, and actually pioneered the idea for a wooden cabinet-mounted radio on the suggestion of Cayce’s readings. These cabinet radios became hugely popular, and the design also saw its way into many early television sets. Kahn was the original inventor.

Eric, Wilcock’s “other best friend”: Wilcock has known Eric since his junior year in college and lived with for two years, during the time when the readings got started. Eric does not want his identity to be made public at this time due to his professional involvements and how it might change the way he is seen by his colleagues. Notably similar faces, and identical facial expressions while being photographed. Both are highly intelligent, compassionate, stable and business-minded people. Eric was of invaluable assistance on all levels when Wilcock began doing readings and currently does not want a comparison photo to be posted. Undoubtedly there are still other connections not yet discovered. But so far, these discoveries conform perfectly well with the idea in the Cayce Readings that the same groups of people will continue to reincarnate together in successive lifetimes.

A more complete analysis of Wilcock’s similar relationships with Cayce can be found in this article.

3. A Brief History of Wilcock’s Experiences

Ever since age 2, Wilcock remembers having dreams of massive, metallic cylinders floating in the sky, along with bizarre psychic synchronicities during the day. At age 5, he had a spontaneous out-of-body experience that greatly crystallized his quest for the truth of ESP, metaphysics and consciousness. At age 7, Wilcock read his first full-length adult paperback book about ESP, entitled “How to Make ESP Work for You,” by Harold Sherman. He conducted successful telepathic experiments with his friends, and demonstrated repeated psychic accuracy while still in second grade, culminating in a classroom demonstration of his abilities.

Wilcock’s parents divorced when he was 11 years old, and he quickly began gaining weight through emotional eating, trying to stuff his pain with food. As he got larger he started wearing black T-shirts to try to hide the weight, and became increasingly socially isolated. He reached his heaviest and most depressed point at age 15. At age 16, Wilcock committed to a weight-loss plan, and soon had the first of an ongoing series of lucid dreams, consciously induced through a technique he learned in Dr. Stephen LaBerge’s book, “Lucid Dreaming.” He lost 85 pounds by strict dieting during this year of his life, going from 225 down to 140. Wilcock’s grades also improved along with his self-esteem as a result of losing so much weight. The day he cut his hair people were stopping dead in their tracks when they saw him in the hallways. His transformation so impressed the faculty of Scotia-Glenville HS that he was awarded the Martin J. Mahoney Memorial Award for Personal and Academic Progress.

At age 19, after one bleary-eyed year of college partying, Wilcock went totally sober, and began a detailed journal of all his dreams on a daily basis. He has an unbroken record of dreams that continues to this day — some 14 years later. (Currently he averages 80-100 pages of this private journal writing every 15 days, between documenting dreams, important emails and life’s daily events. He considers meditative journaling and dreamwork to be essential to spiritual growth.)

Wilcock later graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BA in Psychology and a Master’s equivalent in experience from his internship at a suicide hotline, completing his formal education at age 22. His “graduate studies” with Higher Intelligence had already begun at age 20, by fully reading and absorbing an average of three metaphysical books per week; he integrated over 300 metaphysical titles between 1993 and 1995. His Internet research began in 1996, and soon replaced books as the predominant medium of study. Though Internet writing is often lower in quality than published books, it also contains much that cannot be found in libraries and bookstores, and the search functions are irreplaceable.

We now have nine feet worth of books from printed website articles, which Wilcock organized with a binding machine. This massive archive has spawned all three Convergence books published freely on his website, with book III, Divine Cosmos, being the most sophisticated in content and in writing style — hence the new name of the website. This archive also spawned Part III of “The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce?” and the material for a trilogy of Convergence films — and they’re still only using a small portion of what they’ve uncovered, though they do feel it is the BEST portion — the most inspiring and scientifically sound.

Wilcock’s preliminary, direct contact with Higher Intelligence was through a quick burst of automatic writing, which occurred at age 22, in November of 1995. A very small number of characters gave a Bible citation that was highly synchronistic and meaningful to him at that time, even though he had never studied the Bible. Three years of daily dreamwork and intense metaphysical research helped “tune” his mind to receive this one brief message. However, there was still another year of work to be done before it could come through sustainably, in verbal form. During this year only dreams came through — no further messages or sentences. This automatic writing experience paved the way for Wilcock to begin reading the Ra Material / Law of One series in January 1996, channeled by L/L Research, based in Louisville, Kentucky since 1983. The Law of One integrated and explained all 300 books worth of Wilcock’s metaphysical research and his three years worth of esoteric dream research so well that he felt as if it had been written for him. It also seemed to clearly be implying that a major change — literally a dimensional shift — was coming to the Earth in the not-too-distant future. Wilcock was dazzled to discover that no one had ever written a book about the science of the Law of One series before, and he began writing some articles on Richard Hoagland’s discussion board in the summer of 1996.

In November of 1996, at age 23, Wilcock broke through to direct verbal contact with his own Higher Self, thanks to the tuning provided by the Law of One study and the ongoing daily dreamwork. This proved to be the most important single event of his entire life, and it utterly changed everything, taking all the outside studies and suddenly making them intensely personal. The source showed that it was outside of time and could accurately predict events before they happened with great precision, and it was also a fount of unending wisdom regarding how Wilcock could further grow spiritually. He had a lot more work to be done in releasing fear, increasing responsibility, developing his new scientific models, et cetera.

In September of 1997, he was told in a consciously induced OBE to move to Virginia Beach, Virginia. As soon as Wilcock arrived in Virginia Beach, many A.R.E. people (Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment) recognized him as the spitting image of a young Edgar Cayce. Then, in November of 1997, after considerable speculation from self and others, Wilcock confronted his Source directly about the possibility of having been Edgar Cayce in a past life. The source said that “in short, the answer is yes … and with this knowledge comes great responsibility,” and other than the start of the channeling itself, this was by far the greatest surprise of Wilcock’s entire life. It was extremely difficult for him to accept this, but the readings insisted that he talk about it with others and spread the word. They also insisted that he either begin doing readings professionally and publish books for free online, or he would completely lose his ability. Beginning in July of 1998 and ending in August of 2005, Wilcock conducted 500 paid personal readings as a full-time professional intuitive counselor. His first stab at a Convergence volume was published on the Great Dreams website in spring of 1998, and his own website, Ascension 2000, came online in February 1999. (No content has been deleted from this website since its inception, though we did change the name to DivineCosmos.)

More about David Wilcock can be read in this article.

4. Similarities Between Cayce’s and Wilcock’s Karma

Similarities Between Diet and Emotions

Wilcock adopted a strict vegetarian / Vegan diet well before he ever started doing readings, and through his readings he has refined it more and more, on an ongoing basis. (Obviously, he does not smoke, drink coffee or alcohol or eat pork, which were the causes of Cayce’s ongoing health problems.) He has also had numerous dramatic lessons in learning to renounce fear and worry and trusting that his needs will be met. Both Cayce and Wilcock have struggled with ongoing financial hardship. Wilcock has largely cured himself of the problem of his worries and fears interfering with him in any way, which is certainly no small feat.

Similarities Between Dreams and Conscious Channeling

Wilcock has recorded almost every dream, every single morning since 1992 with only one major breach in 1994. Since November 1996, each of these dreams have been recorded on audiotape and later transcribed onto the computer for archive and analysis purposes. Including the psychic readings and extensive personal journals, this means that almost all of Wilcock’s spiritual growth, development and multidimensional experiences are extremely well documented for future study. Throughout this entire period of time, he has striven to follow the guidance of his dreams to the best of his ability — something Cayce had tried to practice, but did not persevere with. Wilcock started off from the beginning of his psychic career as a conscious channeler. Further refinements over time have led him to achieve higher and higher levels of trance quality without going unconscious in the process.

Similarities Between Cayce Forgiving His Friend Morton

Although Wilcock’s friend Chris still doesn’t believe that this is who he was and is essentially not metaphysically inclined, there is strong evidence connecting him directly with Morton in Wilcock’s readings, long before he ever had any idea of his connections with Cayce. This came through when Wilcock was specifically asking about Chris and the readings said “Plug in the early New York Stock Exchange.” All of Morton’s money was made on the Stock Market. Wilcock and Chris have been through an ongoing series of ups and downs, but regardless of the difficulties they have remained very close friends throughout the entire time, hence clearing past karma.

Chris has remarkable facial, intellectual and behavioral similarities to Morton. Also, Chris had come to live with Wilcock right after he moved into a house that was a mere two blocks away from the former Cayce Hospital, now the ARE. Wilcock and Chris had perhaps the worst fight of their entire friendship directly before Wilcock was to go over and see the Cayce Hospital for the very first time! At this point Wilcock still did not realize the Chris / Morton connection, though he was aware of his connection to Cayce. What makes this so interesting was that Morton had funded the Cayce Hospital and later collapsed it in the aftermath of the Stock Market crash of 1929 — and the two were never able to speak to each other again in that life. Cayce felt ruined by this.

Similarities Between Cayce’s Loss of His Hospital

Wilcock would relive this karma over and over again in the physical. It came through in four main fashions:

Loss of Living Situations: Like a recurring nightmare, Wilcock would end up being asked to move out by almost everyone he lived with once he got to Virginia Beach, despite his cleanliness and politeness — essentially since they did not understand him or somehow felt overshadowed or threatened by his abilities. (The other person involved themselves way too much in Wilcock’s business, forcing him to break away.) This pattern also occurred with two college roommates. Cayce had similar problems with having to move in his own life as well. Wilcock now has his own private apartment!

Loss of Jobs: Until Wilcock made a commitment to actually do personal readings for a living, he either grew weary and disgusted with every job that he had and quit, or got spontaneously fired, often for no apparent reason. The jobs that he actually enjoyed also seemed to dissolve mysteriously, and the readings explained that this was their own doing, to relieve the karma associated with the hospital as well as inexorably steering Wilcock towards self-employment in service to others.

Loss of Romantic Interests: Wilcock also seemed to have a cycle where every potential female relationship that he tried to become involved in would quickly sour. This led him to wonder how such a pattern could possibly occur over and over again, since he treats people with nothing but complete love and respect and is not at all physically unattractive. Now he knows that this is related to the Ra-Ta and John Bainbridge karma, in part.

Loss of Book Contract: Wilcock invested a lot of personal self-esteem and pride in the fact that he had recently sold his book “Convergence” to a publisher, and looked forward to the $5000+ advance. The timing of the loss of this contract forced him to do an emergency fundraiser in only three days in order to pay his rent on time. By this point he was already largely impervious to personal loss, and it did not have a large effect.

Rejection by the A.R.E.: Wilcock would also endure an overt dismissal from certain factions of the A.R.E., the organization founded by Cayce. Although his complete one-year absence from them was essentially self-imposed, it was an ongoing source of frustration. This certainly could be a karmic parallel to the banishment of Ra-Ta from Egypt.

So, with all of these “hard knocks,” we can see that Wilcock has had to “reinvent the wheel,” going through remarkably similar losses all over again. The point of all of these lessons appears to be designed to make him completely self-sufficient. The “Achilles Heel” of Edgar Cayce was that he depended on the financial resources of others in order to achieve his own personal successes. Wilcock has now worked strongly to become self-reliant in all areas, financial and otherwise.

[Note on 03/15/09: Thankfully, as a result of intense self-work and balancing, Wilcock is now on a much more positive and fulfilling course.]

Similarities Between Self-Martyrdom

Wilcock has had ongoing, multiple lessons extending through to the immediate present about the need to stand up for himself and not allow others to take advantage of him. He has had to learn through often very intense and harsh experiences that he must maintain his boundaries and free time, or else he will not be able to finish his work within the necessary timelines. He also has had to be diligent in taking breaks from his work with his book and article writings, personal readings for others, seminars, dream / reading transcriptions and Internet research, which has often been 16 hours a day, six or seven days a week since he became self-employed in July 1998. He has to discipline himself to break away from the computer to do other things such as exercise and recreation. While dedication to the work is good, he needs time to live his life. He is obviously too young to “die of burnout,” but it is still something he must be aware of. This selfless dedication to the work is an obvious reason for his romantic failures as well!

So, all these lists bring us back to the central point. Even on this surface level that we are looking out, there are undoubtedly some major connections between Cayce and Wilcock that fit remarkably well into the category of a “reincarnation.” Furthermore, in his in-progress book, “Wanderer Awakening,” we get an in-depth account of the numerous “hints” that Wilcock’s readings were giving for the whole first year, all of which emanated from a deep level of trance and were not understandable or decipherable at the time. If Wilcock had really had any inkling that something like this might have been true, he may have suspected it earlier and gotten the idea of what his readings were trying to tell him. However, this was not the case.

No More Medical Readings

The most common question that anyone asks Wilcock about the “Cayce Connection” is this: “Why don’t you do medical readings like Cayce did?” Wilcock’s readings have repeatedly addressed this point over time. Essentially, Wilcock came to the planet with a very different mission than Edgar. It was not Wilcock’s responsibility or desire to simply come through as a carbon-copy of the person he had been before. Now that this lifetime would see the year 2000 at age 27, it was much more important to focus on the pivotal event of the entire 75,000-year history of human life on Earth; namely, the end of the Solar Cycle that was referred to repeatedly in Cayce’s readings.

Much of Wilcock’s scientific work, cataloged in Convergence, is a direct repetition and reassimilation of the knowledge that was available to Ra-Ta. This knowledge included:

(1) The fact that civilization moves in 25,000-year cycles;
(2) The fact that the universe is organized into an octave of dimensions;
(3) The fact that these octaves have a light, sound and geometric counterpart;
(4) That this geometry shows up on Earth as the Global Grid;
(5) That this Grid energy can be harnessed through building crystal structures;
(6) That the Great Pyramid was the optimal energy-focusing design;
(7) That humanity would be “harvested” at the end of the cycle;
(8) That higher-dimensional beings would assist this harvest transition.

Cayce’s readings did their part to set the stage for the metaphysical knowledge that needed to be in place on Earth in order for us to be better prepared for Ascension, both consciously and subconsciously. This knowledge included the idea of reincarnation, both individually and in civilizations such as Atlantis. It was also important for Cayce’s readings to give us a very large part of the Ra-Ta / Ascension puzzle:

(1) The announcement of the existence of a Solar Cycle,
(2) The historical timelines for this Cycle;
(3) The idea of an octave of dimensions;
(4) The idea of a Global Grid geometry;
(5) The fact that the cycle concludes with Earth Changes and Ascension.

The last point in the list, point five, explains why Cayce’s readings drew special attention to the time period between 1998 and 2001. The prophecies suggested that at some point within this time window, there could be both major Earth Changes and what they called the Second Coming of Christ. If we study their deepest interpretation of this Second Coming in the readings, we realize that it is identical to the notion of Ascension; namely, that each person who has followed the basic truth of service to others will complete the “Christ Pattern.” Symbolically speaking, completing this pattern involves crucifixion and Ascension. What is crucified is the will of the Ego, so that the person then accepts the idea of “Not my will, O Father, but Thy will be done.” The Ascension of personal spiritual transformation comes after this choice is firmly made. Therefore, once we are able to accept God’s will, which is to “feed my sheep” or to “love thy neighbor as thyself,” we have understood what our real purpose is here on Earth. Regardless of who you are or what religion you espouse, (or even if you support any religion at all,) the final truth of your purpose for incarnation on Earth is to make a choice as to whether you will serve others or serve self. In order to be “Ascension Compatible” we must become 51-percent or more motivated towards service to others, and this is enough of a difficult step for many people that the majority of incarnate entities on Earth will not Ascend, at least not in the first major “vortex” of Ascension. If we do “make” the first vortex, we will never have to see any of the mega-Earth Changes while incarnate within the physical plane.

5. Astrological Connections

David Wilcock was born exactly 96 years after Cayce, which makes both of them fall under the Year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac. (1973-1877= 96, and 96 / 8= 12.) Since there are 12 signs in the Zodiac, this is a one out of 12 chance. Wilcock was born on March 8; only five days away from Cayce’s birthday on March 13. (Both are Pisces.) This is a one out of 73 chance (365 / 5= 73.). Wilcock’s exact time of birth, 11:16 p.m. in Schenectady, New York, puts the Moon in a practically identical position to Cayce’s Moon, at 28 minutes of one degree, or roughly one half degree. This alone is a one in 720 chance (360 deg. x 2). Then you must factor that against the likelihood of them being born within five days of each other, and in the same year of the zodiac (365 / 5= 73; 720 x 73= 52,560; 52,560 x 12= 630,720.) This makes both Wilcock and Cayce an Ox / Pisces with a Moon in Taurus, which is a one in 630,720 chance.

Remarkably, all the inner planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) are positioned so closely to each other in the two charts that their average variance is only 7 degrees 43 minutes out of the potential 360 degrees. This is quite unbelievable and adds tremendous strength to the case. The “hologram” of Cayce’s Ego personality was completely preserved.

The remaining large outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are all in very tight aspects to each other in their corresponding positions on the two charts (Jupiter 30 degrees, Uranus 60 degrees, Saturn 90 degrees, Neptune 150 degrees.) The average deviation from being exact among these aspects is only 2 degrees 18 minutes! This shows that although the two entities are closely related, they have very different missions on the planet.

Cayce’s Pluto turns out to be in direct opposition, 180 degrees apart, from the point where the sun rises in Wilcock’s chart, known as the Ascendant. The difference is only 1 degree, 22 minutes, again a very strong connection. Also, Wilcock’s Pluto is 1 degree, 23 minutes away from being precisely 90 degrees offset from Cayce’s Jupiter. (Notice that both variances in these Pluto aspects are only one minute of a degree different from each other – 1′ 22″ and 1′ 23″.) This does indicate some friction between the two incarnations, as astrologers consider these aspects harsh.

Lastly, the vertices or “balancing points” between the two charts are in a very tight 180-degree opposition. And so, we have to conclude that from a sheer astrological perspective, combined with what we understand from the Cayce Readings about reincarnation, the probability of all these connections being merely happenstance or coincidence is almost impossible. Contrary arguments can be made, but facts are facts. Wilcock can prove the date, place and time of his birth with his birth certificate, and the rest is self-evident to anyone who looks at the astrology.

For two more detailed analysis of Cayce’s and Wilcock’s natal charts, read this article and this article.

Categories
Astrology and NDEs Paranormal

Scientific Evidence Suggestive of Astrology

“The stars incline; they do not compel.” – an astrological tenet

Astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.” – Carl G. Jung, founder of analytical psychology

“The controls of life are structured as forms and nuclear arrangements, in a relation with the motions of the universe.” – Louis Pasteur, the pioneer of vaccination and pasteurization

“It’s common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology.” – Donald Regan, chief of staff to former President Ronald Reagan

“There shall be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars.” – Jesus Christ, Luke 21:25

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to astrology
  2. Carl Jung’s astrology study
  3. The Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy astrological connection
  4. Scientific evidence validating astrology
    a. Serial killers can be identified through a person’s astrological birth chart.
    b. There is a correlation between a person’s chosen profession and their astrological birth chart.
    c. Mental illness can be predicted by astrology.
    d. Fetuses might be affected by the movement of the sun, moon, and planets as they interfere with the Earth’s magnetic field which may have an influence on the fetuses occupation later in life.
    e. Women can use the lunar cycle for purposes of contraception.
    f. Many terrestrial phenomena are influenced by electromagnetic and gravitational effects originating within the solar system.
    g. Sun spot activity affects the molecular structure of WATER.
    h. Sun spot activity affects the molecular structure of BLOOD.
    i. Potatoes, rats, fiddler crabs, and oysters are all governed by lunar periods.
    j. A theoretical model using principles of mathematics and physics may account for human consciousness and process as it relates to the zodiac.
    k. The concept of karma was demonstrated to be a reality in a study which confirmed that acting selflessly has rewards.
    l. The dung beetle uses the starlight streak of the Milky Way galaxy to find its way home.
  5. Conclusion

1. Introduction to astrology

Astrology is defined in the Chambers Dictionary as: “…the study of the movements of the stars and planets and their influence on people’s lives”.

Although astrology is viewed as a crank belief by many people (who usually have no understanding of it at all) there is no doubt that the sun, moon, and planets of our solar system have an effect on the human body and the planet Earth. Although many serious astrologers dismiss as “nonsense” the popular “sun sign astrology” which is responsible for the plethora of daily horoscope columns, zodiac sign personality profiles, and the annual tabloid predictions given by astrologers each year, many people ignorantly equate the entire science of astrology with these dubious things.

A major principle in astrology is the idea represented by the saying, “As above, so below” or “That which is above is the same as that which is below.” In quantum physics terminology, it means that what applies to the very large (the solar system) applies to the very small (the atom). The same laws apply to both. In mathematical terms, human beings are like a “fractal” of the universe, each cell in our body is like a “fractal” (DNA) of our entire body, the atom is like a fractal of each cell, and so on, ad infinitum. The ancients believed the study of the stars is a study of the inner workings of the human mind. This does not seem like such an odd idea when you consider that everything – including our minds – evolved from the stars from the Big Bang. Astrology is simply a system of thought concerning the connections between external reality and internal reality.

Everyday we rise with the sun when our bodies release hormones that awaken us in the morning. In the summer, when the sun appears in the sky longer, our endocrine glands release more hormones which bring us a sense of well-being. By late afternoon we become more relaxed as the sun’s strength wanes. Lunar cycles also have an effect on the Earth and human beings. The tidal flow of the world’s oceans corresponds to the waxing and waning of the moon, as does the menstrual cycle. The mental disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is the result of the long nights and weeks during winter when the sun does not appear in the sky as long. However, on the equator, where the sun is stronger and appears for longer periods, SAD does not exist. The American Institute of Medical Climatology did a study for the Philadelphia Police Department and the results were documented in a report entitled The Effect of the Full Moon on Human Behavior. The report provided evidence that the full moon marks a monthly peak in various kinds of psychotically oriented crimes such as murder, arson, dangerous driving, and kleptomania. Psychologist Arnold Lieber at the University of Miami collected data on homicide in Miami’s Dade County over a period of 15 years involving 1,887 murders. He published his findings in his book The Lunar Effect: Biological Tides and Human Emotion. When they matched the incidence of homicide with the phases of the moon, they found, much to their surprise, that the two rose and fell together, almost infallibly, for the entire 15 years. As the full or the new moon approached, the murder rate rose sharply; it distinctly declined during the first and last quarters of the moon. The study was replicated using murder statistics from Cuyahoga County in Ohio (Cleveland). Again, the statistics revealed that more murders do indeed occur at the full and new moons.

The monthly lunar cycle can be in choosing the timing and gender of babies. The Southern California Methodist Hospital discovered that more babies are conceived on the waxing moon than on the waning. Out of 11,025 births over a period of six years, nearly 1,000 more children were conceived during the waxing moon which is statistically significant. It appears that successful conception is easier at that time of the waxing moon. In another study, German researcher W. Buehler analyzed 33,000 births and discovered that there was a significant preponderance of male births during the waxing moon. This knowledge, combined with medical techniques known to affect fertility and sex, can help people in planning for their children.

As you will see later in this article, many scientific studies have validated astrological principles.

2. Carl Jung’s astrology study

Carl G. Jung, the world-renowned psychologist and founder of analytical psychology, believed that when people are born, or when anything at all occurs, the influence of the planets are exerted on them. Jung believed astrology to be an archetypal system that works through synchronicity, a term coined by Jung. Synchronicity is the belief that everything in the universe is interrelated which explains phenomena such as meaningful coincidences and astrology. In 1944, Jung had a heart attack which resulted in a near-death experience. His vivid encounter with the light, plus the intensely meaningful insights he received, helped Jung develop his ideas on the archetypes of the collective unconscious and how it relates to concepts found in astrology. Jung’s experiences and knowledge led him to create the field of analytical psychology. Jung did an analysis of astrology to determine its place in synchronicity. He studied 483 married couples and noted the astrological connections between the birth dates of married couples. These findings concluded that long lasting relationships had a certain astrological pattern which were found to be three times higher than the rate of coincidence. Also astounding was the fact that the couples whom astrologers would interpret as being the most conducive to marriage were the couples whose astrological pattern occurred most frequently. The pattern that astrologers interpret as least conducive to marriage occurred least often among the couples. Jung calculated the odds of the this result occurring randomly is 1 in 62,500,000. Jung believed incidents like these are the result of synchronicity.

3. The Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy astrological connection

Perhaps the most fascinating examples of synchronicity can be found in the parallels between the lives of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy and their astrological connection. The synchronicity between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations have been appreciated for decades and have been well recorded. In fact, such speculations first emerged shortly after the assassination of Kennedy in 1963 and was published in the Readers Digest in 1982.

4. Scientific evidence validating astrology

a. Serial killers can be identified through a person’s astrological birth chart.

A recent episode of the television program, Unsolved Mysteries, profiled a segment concerning an experiment in astrology. The producers of the show had twenty astrological birth charts from people at random. Included with the twenty astrological charts, the producers put the astrological charts of four serial killers: Jeffrey Dahlmer, David Son of Sam Berkowitz, David the Night Stalker Ramirez, and Ed Kemper. These astrological charts were given to Carolyn Reynolds, a well-known astrologer, to see if she can glean any information from them. Without knowing the identity of the people whose charts she was analyzing, Carolyn Reynolds successfully identified the four people as possible serial killers. She was also able to give other specific information about these serial killers that proved correct. She was able to do all this just by analyzing their astrological birth chart.

A similar experiment was done by other people with a different set of people and a different group of serial killers. The astrologer who evaluated their birth charts without knowing who they were, was Edna Rowland, another professional astrologer. They came up with similar results and published their findings in a book entitled, Destined for Murder: Profiles of Six Serial Killers With Astrological Commentary.

See these links also:

  1. Frequencies of Various Aspects in the Horoscopes of Murderers and Serial Killers vs. Those of Randomly Generated Control Groups
  2. Supporting data

b. There is a correlation between a person’s chosen profession and their astrological birth chart.

Michel Gauquelin, a French psychologist and statistician, was highly skeptical of the validity of astrology. In his book, “Written in the Stars” he outlines the research he conducted to find out if there was a correlation between a person’s chosen profession and their natal chart. Gauquelin’s findings placed astrology firmly on the doorstep of science. His findings revealed that the position of the stars had some indication as to what line of work a person may enter in life. The psychologist Hans Eysenck once said, “How ever much it may go against the grain, I think we must admit that there is something here that requires explanation.” His results, however, only seemed to work within the members of the higher professionals, the same response not being achievable with unskilled workers.

Gauquelin found that people of certain professions tend to have the same planets in these critical segments with a greater frequency than statistical average. Not only that, but he also found an effect which he titled the “theory of eminence” which holds that not only do people established in their chosen fields have a greater than statistical chance average of having those planets in these important fields. The more eminent a person is in their field, the greater the likelihood that those planets will be found in those critical segments. For example, doctors were found to have the planet of Saturn in these critical segments. If you take an average, general practice physician, the chances of he or she having Saturn in that critical position is much less than the chart of a highly prominent physician, one who is frequently published and renowned in their field. In other words, the more prominent you are in your field, the greater the chances you will have the corresponding planet in the critical field of the wheel.

Although scientists find Gauquilin’s findings very disquieting, increasingly sophisticated analysis seems to confirm, rather than disconfirm, certain of the original results. For example, in a 1986 study, the German researcher, Suitbert Ertel, reported:

“A reanalysis of Gauquelin professional data using alternative procedures of statistical treatment supports previous Gauquelin results. Frequency deviations from chance expectancy along the scale of planetary sectors differ markedly between professions.” (Suitbert Ertel)

Read more about it at the William James Roots of Consciousness website.

c. Mental illness can be predicted by astrology.

Psychiatrist Dr. Mitchell E. Gibson, M.D., did a study of more than 400 astrological birth charts and through the use of scientific statistical research models, discovered a new technique for predicting mental illness. He discovered that the average person’s birth chart contains about three marker aspects of depression. The birth chart of someone with major depression contains an average of ten such markers. Even with no previous astrological experience, a person can spot the indicators for mental illness through the declinations and multiple planet aspects that form the basis of this pioneering work. All of the patients were diagnosed according to the DSM, the gold standard of psychiatric diagnostic criteria. The diagnostic groups represented include major depression, anxiety, addictive disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. His study is documented in his book Signs Of Mental Illness: An Astrological and Psychiatric Breakthrough by Mitchell E. Gibson.

d. Fetuses might be affected by the movement of the sun, moon, and planets as they interfere with the Earth’s magnetic field which may have an influence on the fetuses occupation later in life.

In his latest book, The Scientific Proof of Astrology, Percy Seymour, the former Plymouth University, England, astronomy lecturer, and member of the Royal Astronomical Society, argues that the movement of the sun, moon and various planets undoubtedly hold an influence over us. The argument Seymour puts forward is that the movement of the Sun, moon and sundry planets from Jupiter to Mars, interfere with the Earth’s magnetic field. In doing so, the unborn offspring of expectant mothers around the world are exposed to different magnetic fields that toy with the development of their budding brains. A study of the 1991-92 English football league suggested players were nearly twice as likely to be born between September and November than in the summer months. Fast bowlers, according to another study, were more likely to be born in the first half of the year. Read more about all this in the news article entitled “Written in the Stars.”

e. Women can use the lunar cycle for purposes of contraception.

In 1976, Berkeley health feminist Louise Lacey published a study in her book Lunaception: A Feminine Odyssey into Fertility and Contraception which suggests that women can use the lunar cycle for purposes of contraception (which she claimed was influenced by exposure to light).

f. Many terrestrial phenomena are influenced by electromagnetic and gravitational effects originating within the solar system.

Geomagnetic disturbances are particularly correlated with solar storms discharging large clouds of ionic plasma. These solar eddies generally impinge upon the Earth’s magnetosphere about two days after the solar flare causing polar lights, radio interference, and compression of the Earth’s magnetic lines of flux. Fluctuations in solar storm activity follow a cycle averaging 11.2 years and varying from about nine to thirteen years in length. Scientists have correlated solar storm activity to rates of heart attacks, lung disease, eclampsias, and the activity of microbes. (see the book “Effect of Solar Activity on the Frequency of Functional Leukopenias and Relative Lymphocytoses” (NASA). Epidemics of diphtheria, typhus, cholera, and smallpox have also been correlated with solar activity. Much of this work was done between the two world wars by the Russian Scientist Alexander Chizhevsky. In a huge study he drew up lists of wars, epidemics, revolutions, and population movements from 500 BC to 1900 and plotted them against curves of solar activity. He found that 78 percent of these outbreaks correlated with peaks of solar activity. He also found an amazing assortment of correlating phenomena ranging from locust hordes in Russia to succession of liberal and conservative governments in England from 1830 to 1930. Sturgeon in the Caspian Sea reproduce and then die in masses following cycles of 11 and 33 years which occur during periods of many sunspots (solar storms). The great financial crisis of 1929 coincided with a peak in solar activity. Other research has shown correlations between solar activity and the number of road accidents and mining disasters reported. This may be due to delayed or inaccurate human reactions in conjunction with very violent solar activity.

g. Sun spot activity affects the molecular structure of water.

An Italian chemist, Giorgio Piccardi, was asked to figure out why “activated” water dissolves the calcium deposits from a water boiler at certain times and not at others. Activated water is a vestige of alchemy. A sealed phial containing neon and mercury is moved around in the water until the neon lights up; there is no chemical change in the water; however the structure of the molecular bonds are altered somewhat. After years of patient research measuring the rate at which bismuth sulfide becomes a colloid in activated and normal water, Piccardi showed that this colloid-forming rate varies with sunspot activity. A colloid solution is one in which the dissolved particles have large enough molecular weight so that the surface tension of each molecule is of importance in determining the behavior of the solution. Common colloids are glue, gelatin, milk, egg white and blood. (The word colloid is derived from the Greek word kolla, meaning glue.) In general colloidal particles are too big to pass through membranes which will pass smaller dissolved molecules. The influence solar activity exerts upon the molecular structure of water is likely to be even more acute in human organisms as the human body temperature is fixed near the limit where changes in the structure of water normally occur.

h. Sun spot activity affects the molecular structure of blood.

Research by Dr. M. Takata in Japan, since verified in Germany and the Soviet Union, indicates that blood samples showing flocculation (a cloud-like formation) as well as the leukocyte (white blood cell) content of the blood varies in accordance with solar storm activity. This widespread solar influence upon all colloidal substances manifests itself in a wide variety of ways. Individual reaction times, pain felt by amputees, and the number of suicides all reveal a similar variation in response to sunspots. Michael Guaquilin lists numerous ways in which the sunspot cycle effects weather conditions:

During violent solar eruptions, or at the time when important groups of sunspots move to the sun’s central zone, a certain number of disturbances occur in our atmosphere, particularly the aurora borealis, as a result of the greater ionization in the upper atmosphere, and magnetic storms, revealed by violent agitation of compass needles.

The level of Lake Victoria-Nyanza changes in accordance with the rhythm of the sunspots, also the number of icebergs, and famines in India due to lack of rain. The Bulletin Astronomique de France brought out a very interesting article on the relation between the activity of sunspots and the quality of Burgundy wines: excellent vintages correspond with periods of maximum solar activity, and bad vintages with periods of minimum activity. A. Douglass and F. N. Shvedov, have observed that the concentric rings formed in the growth of trees have a period of recurrence of eleven years as well. Finally, there is Ralph Emerson De Lury‘s well-known statistical observation that the number of rabbit skins taken by the Hudson Bay Company follows a curve parallel to that of solar activity.

On this subject, perhaps the most interesting study is that carried out on varves. These say Piccardi, are many-layered deposits of sand or clay which are formed in calm waters, lakes, ponds, swamps, etc., in glacial zones. A varve’s thickness depends on the rainfall in a given year. Examination of these fossilize deposits in sedimentary rock formed through the geological ages reveals the same inevitable eleven year cycle in the most distant past.

i. Potatoes, rats, fiddler crabs, and oysters are all governed by lunar periods.

Frank Brown, an eminent biologist at Northwestern University, Illinois, found that oysters in his laboratory, a thousand miles from their Connecticut shore, opened at the same time as their home shores’ high tide, which in turn is related to the moon’s orbital pattern. Brown also proved that potatoes, rats and fiddler crabs are all governed by lunar periods. He theorizes that the “biological clock” mechanisms observed in organisms can be explained by animals being sensitive to various subtle environmental factors. He also notes that:

“Fluctuations in intensity of primary cosmic rays entering the Earth’s atmosphere were dependent upon the strength of geomagnetism. The magnetic field steadily undergoes fluctuations in intensity. When the field is stronger, fewer primary cosmic rays come into the outer atmosphere; when it weakens, more get in.”

Other researchers have shown influences on the circadian rhythm of electrostatic fields, gamma radiation, x-rays, and weak radio waves. Recent years have shown an upsurge of interest in the ways in which human activity is effected by the remote environment. Scientists around the world who are doing research in this area have been meeting under the auspices of the International Society for Biometeorology.

j. A theoretical model using principles of mathematics and physics may account for human consciousness and process as it relates to the zodiac.

Arthur M. Young, the founder of the Institute for the Study of Consciousness located in Berkeley, California, derived a “geometry of meaning” from the angular relationships that exist between the measure formula of physics. Starting from pure physical and mathematical relationships, Young built an elegant theoretical model that bears an uncanny isomorphism to the twelve signs of the zodiac. He began by plotting the motion of a pendulum (as a representative of simple harmonic motion – the basis of all wave motion) over time on a Cartesian coordinate system. Young derived a formula for the cycle of action or learning that leads to consciousness. If we expand upon the “geometry of meaning,” a twelve measure formula of physics can be created for which the different astrological signs can be assigned according to the appropriateness of the physical and astrological symbolism. It provides a comprehensive metaphor with which to describe the processes of consciousness. It is also suggestive of a metasystem within which one can integrate the diverse disciplines of human endeavor. The theory also leads to a “wholistic” view of the universe, oneself, and humankind.

k. The concept of karma was demonstrated to be a reality in a study which confirmed that acting selflessly has rewards.

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Limnology in Germany staged a series of complex computerized social games with 114 students. Their results appear in science magazine Nature. Manfred Milinski and colleagues had the students play two types of games, both using money as an incentive. Each game had six players who were kept anonymous by using pseudonyms. The history of each game was on screen so that the players could see what everyone else was doing, but there was no risk of identification after the game (or when they collected their cash). The central issue in such games is how to sustain a public resource the “tragedy of the commons“. Without controls, individuals tend to use more than their share of the resource, destroying it for everyone. A common way of dealing with this is to punish the greedy people, which acts as an incentive for others to behave. The authors of the German study suggest positive reinforcement as an alternative. If people can see others performing good acts then they are more likely to behave in a publicly beneficial way. Read more about it at this news article.

l. The dung beetle uses the starlight streak of the Milky Way galaxy to find its way home.

At night, the light from the Milky Way galaxy passes through the Earth’s atmosphere and enters the eyes of a small South African beetle rolling a ball of dung. The beetle’s eyes are not sensitive enough to pick out individual stars but it can see the Milky Way as a fuzzy stripe streaking across the night sky. With two of its four eyes, the dung beetle uses our galaxy to find its way home. Dung beetles eat the droppings of other animals and congregate upon piles of fresh dung, gather it into tasty balls then roll it home. Competition at a dung pile is intense and the path home can be long, dangerous and tiring. So, it pays the beetle to keep the straightest possible course. Many insects use the sun’s patterns of polarized light, which are invisible to us, to orient themselves. But keeping a straight line is even harder at night.

“For beetles with poor-resolution compound eyes, it pays to grab a hold of any visual cues in the night sky to help them steer straight,” says Ken Cheng from Macquarie University. Some use the moon, which also produces patterns of polarized light, albeit a million times dimmer than those from the sun. In 2003, Eric Warrant from Lund University found that some dung beetles, which come out at night can use these patterns to keep their paths straight. But one beetle, known as Scarabaeus satyrus, was doing something else. Warrant and his colleague Marie Dacke noticed that even on clear, moonless nights, this species could keep a reasonably straight course. To find out what they are actually seeing, Warrant and Dacke took their beetles to the planetarium at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This isn’t the first time scientists have brought animals to planetariums to test their navigation. They’ve used these artificial domes to show that indigo buntings, flying south for the winter, navigate by flying away from the North Star. The dung beetles, however, clearly aren’t focusing on a single bright star. Instead, they’re using the collective light of billions of stars from the Milky Way.

5. Conclusion

We have shown that astrology has a scientific, historical, religious, philosophical, and metaphysical basis in reality. Astrology has also played a significant role in many important aspects of the human experience throughout history. In many ways, the current bias against astrology in scientific and religious circles has removed the historical “magic” that once existed in science and religion. Fortunately, quantum theory is restoring some of that “magic” that once existed in science. Near-death experiences are also restoring the “magic” that once existed in both science and religion. The concept of “oneness” which quantum physics and near-death experiences are bringing to science and religion is the heart of astrology. It is the idea that everyone and everything is interconnected to form a single “organism”. We are more than just a physical human body. The Earth, the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, and the universe are our larger bodies of which we are one.

Edgar Cayce had some interesting insights on this matter that I would like to close with. According to Cayce, at present, humanity is in a state of great spiritual darkness – the darkness which precedes dawn. Humanity developed a level of skepticism that reached a point where it forced humans to make conclusions that they knew was intuitively wrong. At the same time, humanity continued their investigation of natural phenomena to the point where conscious awareness disproved all the higher knowledge that souls had in the beginning. The free will of humanity is discovering that all roads to higher knowledge is leading toward the same destination and conclusions. Scientific, theological, and philosophical knowledge, which has no desire to join forces, are approaching a point of merger. Skepticism faces destruction by its own hand.

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Edgar Cayce on Astrology

Reality is multi-dimensional. We think of the universe in three-dimensional terms of space, time, and motion. We think of space in terms of height, length, and width. We think of time as past, present, and future. We think of ourselves as having physical, mental, and spiritual life. Our world can be classified as having mineral, plant, and animal life. According to Edgar Cayce, we are multi-dimensional beings existing simultaneously in a multi-dimensional reality. Long ago, the human body evolved from primates. Our souls evolve along with the pattern of the stars. But before the universe was created, spirits have always existed in a higher spirit dimension as part of divinity. Cayce identified each level of human awareness as: consciousness (the mind), subconsciousness (the soul), and superconsciousness (the spirit). Each level of our consciousness concurrently inhabits and operates in a separate dimension which in totality we refer to as “afterlife realms“. We normally don’t think of the universe as an “afterlife realm”; but according to Cayce, the three-dimensional universe is but one afterlife realm (the physical realm) out of many, although the other afterlife realms exist in dimensions that are invisible to the eye. The idea of a universe composed of ten or eleven dimensions is also the current popular Theory of Everything in quantum physics according to String Theory.

Cayce also revealed how, at the physical level, our body is like a fractal of the solar system — a miniature replica of the solar system. Our heart performs the function of the sun — the center of the system. The planets exert subtle astrological vibrations upon other organs of our body (specifically the endocrine glands) which influence our personality and soul pattern. At the subconscious dimension in the soul realm, the solar system is our larger body as we are connected astrologically to the planets, the stars, and the souls dwelling there. At the superconscious dimension in the spirit realm, we are a spirit existing in “at-onement” with all other spirits — the Whole — the One Spirit of God.

This high-level summary of Cayce’s astrological and metaphysical cosmology will be explained even further in this article.

Table of Contents

  1. The connection between the physical realm and the afterlife realms
  2. The connection between the physical body and the afterlife realms
  3. The connection between the body’s spiritual centers and the afterlife realms
    a. The body’s spiritual connection on Earth to other planetary and afterlife realm’s influences
    b. The gonads’ spiritual connection to Saturn’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence
    c. The lyden gland’s spiritual connection to Neptune’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence
    d. The adrenal glands’ spiritual connection to Mars’ planetary and afterlife realm’s influence
    e. The thymus gland’s spiritual connection to Venus’ planetary and afterlife realm’s influence
    f. The thyroid gland’s spiritual connection to Uranus’ planetary and afterlife realm’s influence
    g. The pineal gland’s spiritual connection to Mercury’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence
    h. The pituitary gland’s spiritual connection to Jupiter’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence
    i. The subconscious mind’s spiritual connection to Pluto’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence
  4. The stars as soul patterns and the signs of the zodiac
  5. Cayce on soul journeys through the afterlife realms of the solar solar system

1. The connection between the physical realm and the afterlife realms

Edgar Cayce explained human origins as a time in ancient history when a significant number of spirits deciding to leave their state of at-onement with God to explore the vast creation of God’s multi-dimensional universe as souls. This event is what the Bible refers to as the “fall of the angels from heaven.” Souls descended upon the Earth and began to possess the bodies of a particular type of ape-man and the human race was born. Other souls descended upon other solar systems and are undergoing the same physical evolution. God’s plan for souls was a cycle of experience through reincarnation toward soul growth through the solar system and its planetary afterlife dimensions. Physical life is three-dimensional; therefore from the Earth we view everything in the universe three-dimensionally. But, according to Cayce, the other planets in our solar system can not only be viewed three-dimensionally as planets; each planet can be viewed within other dimensions as a separate afterlife realm or “astral plane“. For example, in our three-dimensional reality we see the Sun as a star. But in another dimension, the Sun may actually appear as an angel, a Being of Light, or a divine entity. In the same way, on Earth we can view Venus three-dimensionally as a planet. But according to Cayce, if we could see four-dimensionally, we would see a different dimension — the Venus astral plane — a dimension of the afterlife realms called by the same name as the three-dimensional planet Venus. All afterlife realms exist as afterlife dimensions inhabiting the same space — just different frequencies or vibrations.

A multi-dimensional hierarchy of afterlife dimensions or realms is easy to understand if you think of each realm represented by a different frequency on a radio for example. P.M.H. Atwater, an NDE expert and NDEr, does just that when describing what it is like to die:

“At the moment of death, there is an increase in the speed of energy as if you are suddenly vibrating faster than before. Using radio as an analogy, this increase of energy is comparable to having lived all your life at a certain radio frequency when all of a sudden something comes along and flips the dial. That flip shifts you to different frequency. The original frequency where you once existed is still there. It did not change. Everything is still just the same as it was. Only you changed, only you speeded up to allow entry into the next radio frequency on the dial. So when you die, you fit your particular spot on the dial by your speed of vibration. You shift frequencies in dying. You switch over to life on another wavelength. You are still a spot on the dial but you move up or down a notch or two. You don’t die when you die. You shift your consciousness and speed of vibration. That’s all death is … a shift.” (P.M.H. Atwater)

According to Cayce, once the soul has learned all its lessons and met all its karma on Earth, the soul no longer needs to reincarnate to Earth as a human being and can then inhabit the next higher planetary afterlife soul realm or spirit realm. Between incarnations in Earth lives, we inhabit other planetary afterlife soul/spirit realms. The ultimate goal for each soul is to learn all the lessons needed and meet all karma from every afterlife realm and return to God in perfect at-onement as it was in the beginning. In this sense, you might think of our solar system as a “university” for higher spiritual learning.

The table below shows the correlation between the physical body and realm with the spiritual centers of the body and spirit realms according to the Cayce readings.

Edgar Cayce Astrology Chart

These afterlife realms are dimensions which we can experience, not only after death, but when we are not active in the physical body on Earth. These non-active states include deep meditation, REM sleep, or other altered states that free the subconsciousness (soul) from its normal physical constraints. For example, when Cayce referred to Venus in an astrological reading for someone, he was referring to the astrological influence of the planet Venus upon that person. When Cayce referred to someone’s sojourn as a soul in the afterlife dimension of Venus, he does not mean the soul dwells three-dimensionally on the surface of the planet Venus. He means the soul inhabited the four-dimensional afterlife realm named Venus which is associated physically and astrologically with the three-dimensional planet Venus. This four-dimensional realm is invisible to our eyes; but according to Cayce, our past experiences of inhabiting these dimensions as a soul/spirit still has an astrological influence on our bodies which is the subject of the next section.

2. The connection between the physical body and the afterlife realms

Edgar Cayce described how we are connected in mind, body, soul and spirit to various afterlife realms and astronomical bodies such as the moon, Sun, planets, and stars. The planets exert a subtle astrological influence on us originating from the afterlife realms within our solar system which we inhabited before our current Earth experience and in between Earth lives. The purpose of these astrological influences is to provide certain life lessons we must learn and for which we are tested on Earth. While on Earth, we are influenced in strong ways by desires originating from our bodies. These desires not only affect our bodies but our soul as well. How we deal with these influences can determine our level of soul and spiritual development. Through meditation, prayer, and dreams we can unlock the doors to the many dimensions, the “many mansions“, of God’s kingdom. But the door must first be unlocked here on the Earth realm.

Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is within us (Luke 17:20-21). We seek God and his kingdom by looking within ourselves. Our body is a temple for the Spirit of God both as the place where we may meet divinity and as an instrument of awareness through which we may attune to the divine. As previously mentioned, Cayce identified seven locations within the body acting as spiritual energy centers — some of which are the major glands of the endocrine system (called chakras in the East). These locations within the body are (1) the pituitary gland, (2) the pineal gland, (3) the thyroid gland, (4) the thymus (a lymphoid organ of the immune system situated in front of the heart), (5) the adrenal glands, (6) the mesonephric duct (called the “lyden” or “leydig gland” by Cayce), and finally (7) the sexual glands: testes in men, ovaries in women. These endocrine glands are known by science to be the emotional and motivational centers of our body. They act especially in responses to the imaginative forces of the mind. It is through these spiritual centers that our soul finds a means of expression. These are the parts within our body that function like a miniature astrological solar system with our hearts performing the function of the sun – the center of the system. They are the organs of perception through which we may become aware of the spiritual afterlife realms in the same way that our commonly known five senses are organs of perception of our physical Earth experience.

3. The connection between the body’s spiritual centers and the afterlife realms

As an instrument for attunement, the seven spiritual centers in our body serves as points of contact between the spirit and the body. They are the transformers of the superconscious spirit into consciousness and manifestation into the physical body. The functioning of these centers is, in turn, dependent primarily upon the quality of motivation or ideal chosen and dwelt upon by the imaginative forces of the mind. An example of how these spiritual centers work can be found when we get emotional. Whenever we experience the emotion of anger, our adrenals glands secrete. Concerning sexual urges, the activity of our sexual glands are directly related to sexual motivation of our minds. Science knows that the pituitary gland is the master gland of the body. It’s secretions have a direct and coordinating effect on all the other glands.

Cayce revealed that each spiritual center is influenced by a particular afterlife realm through astrology. The lowest endocrine gland in our body, the sexual glands, is associated with the lowest afterlife realm in the hierarchy of spirit realms — the afterlife plane of Saturn. The pituitary gland is associated with the highest afterlife realm in the hierarchy – the afterlife plane of Jupiter.

The afterlife realm we travel to upon death is determined by the highest endocrine gland within our body that we have spiritually activated. Activation of the highest spiritual center, the pituitary gland, creates a spiritual awakening and enlightenment that brings an awareness of our one-ness with God. This is the spiritual condition that Christians refer to as “atonement“, or as Cayce would love to say: “at-onement”. We can achieve spiritual enlightenment through meditation and any other experience that unites our awareness with that of God. Such experiences include kundalini experiences, psychedelic experiences, and the near-death experience to name a few.

a. The body’s spiritual connection on Earth to other planetary and afterlife realm’s influences

The planet Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only object in the universe known to harbor life as we know it. Earth is the densest planet in the solar system and the largest of the four terrestrial planets.

According to Cayce, the physical realm, the three-dimensional universe, is the realm of testing. In our solar system, the planet associated with the Earth astral plane is the planet Earth. Cayce affirmed that only on the planet Earth does three-dimensional physical life exist in our solar system, which is why the planet Earth is represented as the Earth plane afterlife realm in the hierarchy of afterlife dimensions. Cayce revealed that the Earth realm is a sort of “laboratory” for the other realms of the afterlife associated with our solar system. This is because only in the Earth plane is free will completely dominant. In other afterlife realms, some measure of control is kept over the soul to see that it learns the proper lessons. The control is usually by the soul itself, if it has evolved sufficiently. Each afterlife realm exerts upon the physical body a particular physical astrological influence by its corresponding planet while we inhabit the physical realm for purposes of attaining soul growth. Cayce stated that the planet Earth is the main “cause and effect” planet in our solar system. This means that if a soul has a mental ideal and would like to physically manifest this ideal for the purpose of soul growth, the soul can come to the Earth to apply itself and be tested according to that ideal. By actually going through the experience themselves physically on Earth, souls can realize if what they believe is true (or not true) for themselves. Thus, the Earth realm is the best realm for overcoming certain weaknesses and applying oneself to see that those weaknesses are truly overcome. Here we can learn for certain whether we have really changed. It is one thing to have an ideal; but its another thing to make that ideal into a physical reality. Only in the physical realm are obstacles presented before a person to challenge their free will thereby forcing them to either submit to or overcome those obstacles. This is one of the main reasons why we come to the planet Earth. Cayce revealed there are other souls undergoing the same process on Earth-like planets in other solar systems throughout the three-dimensional universe.

The color-coded chart below is a subset of the previous chart shown above. It represents the relationship between the planets and the glands in the physical body to connecting afterlife realms and their corresponding astrological-spiritual influence. This chart will be used to explain more relationships between the body’s spiritual centers and the afterlife realms and influences.

Edgar Cayce Astrology and Afterlife Realms

b. The gonads’ spiritual connection to Saturn’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence

The gonads are the sexual glands: the testes in males, and ovaries in females. The gonads are associated astrologically with the planet Saturn, and metaphysically with the afterlife realm of Saturn which Cayce identified as a realm for purification (purgatory).

Saturn was once thought to be the Roman god of seeds, crops, and the harvest (agriculture), leader of the titans, father and founder of civilizations, social order, and conformity. The famous rings of the planet Saturn that enclose and surround it, reflect the idea of human limitations. Astrologically speaking, Saturn is associated with focus, precision, nobility, ethics, civility, lofty goals, career, great achievements, dedication, authority figures, ordered hierarchy, stability, virtues, productiveness, valuable hard lessons learned, destiny, traditions, conformity, structures, protective roles, balance, and karma (reaping what you have sowed or divine cosmic justice) but with limitations, restrictions, boundaries, anxiety, tests, practicality, reality, and time. It concerns a person’s sense of duty, discipline, responsibility, including their physical and emotional endurance during hardships. Saturn also represents the part of a person’s concern with long-term planning or foresight. The Return of Saturn is said to mark significant events in each person’s life.

The planet Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun, which is the 3-dimensional representation of the 6th afterlife dimension.

According to Cayce, the energy of the sexual glands, used wholly on the sexual level and without control, may bring sexual perversions and unbridled sensuality. If this spiritual center is the highest center activated during a person’s life, at death they may dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Saturn. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm can be referred to as the realm of “earthly woes.” It is similar to the afterlife realm which is known by Catholics as purgatory, a place of cleansing, purification and starting over. The Saturn afterlife realm is not a pleasant place according to Cayce who said this is the realm “where all inadequate flesh goes to be redone.” A soul may banishes itself to the Saturn realm to begin anew. This place is also known as the Great Changer, the great force for starting over. Sometimes when Cayce would begin a reading for someone, he would identify what the last afterlife realm that soul experienced before entering the Earth realm. He would not limit himself to a person’s past lives on Earth, but would include their lives in the cosmos as well. During a reading, Cayce told a person he identified as having previously experienced an incarnation in the Saturn realm that “God loves those who are willing to start over.”

c. The lyden gland’s spiritual connection to Neptune’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence

The lyden (leydig) gland is located above the reproductive system in males and females. From Cayce’s perspective, pathology of the Lyden gland was sometimes associated with psychiatric and neurological conditions such as schizophrenia, manic-depressive disorder, and epilepsy. Cayce also linked the Leydig gland to psychological and spiritual development and functioning. Hence, opening the sealed or closed door associated with Leydig gland is a powerful and sacred process, that can sometimes result in unpleasant or even pathological (psychiatric/neurological) conditions if the awakening process has become distorted. The gland is associated astrologically with the planet Neptune, and metaphysically with the afterlife realm influence of mysticism.

Neptune was once thought to be the Roman god of the sea, and the deep, ocean blue color of the planet Neptune reflects this. Astrologically speaking, Neptune is associated with sophistication, dreams, extravagance, artistry, and empathy, but with illusion and vagueness too. Its appearance coincided with the discovery of anesthetics and hypnotism.

The planet Neptune is the 8th planet from the Sun, and is the 3-dimensional representation of the 6th afterlife dimension.

According to Cayce, the Lyden (or Leydig) gland, is the starting point of the soul’s activity toward higher levels of spiritual consciousness. This endocrine gland can act on the body to function as a door through which the soul may go on to higher afterlife realms. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person’s life, then at death, that person will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Neptune. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm is referred to as the realm of mysticism, where souls have the ability to have direct experience with the Creator and perceive the Creator. Neptune gives the urges to seek the unusual, the mystical, the unseen forces around us. People who come to Earth from this realm seem peculiar to others and are many times misunderstood. A love of mysteries can indeed be spiritual, but it can also be “of the sleuth or detective nature.”

d. The adrenal glands’ spiritual connection to Mars’ planetary and afterlife realm’s influence

The adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline are located above the kidneys. The adrenal glands are associated astrologically with the planet Mars, and metaphysically with the afterlife realm associated with the spiritual influence of “anger”.

Mars was once thought to be the Roman god of war and bloodshed, whose symbol is a spear and shield. Both the soil of Mars and the hemoglobin of human blood are rich in iron and because of this they share its distinct deep red color. The Roman god of war was second in importance only to Jupiter, and he was the most prominent of the military gods worshiped by the Roman legions. Astrologically speaking, Mars is associated with confidence and self-assertion, aggression, sexuality, energy, strength, ambition and impulsiveness. Mars governs sports, competitions and physical activities in general. There is scientific evidence that Mars has a great influence on people in sports.

The planet Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun, which is the 3-dimensional representation of the 5th afterlife dimension.

We are actively aware of this spiritual center in times of stress, when it pours adrenaline into the blood stream to aid us in fighting or fleeing. According to Cayce, the adrenals are also the storehouse of our emotional karma. From these glands come the negative energy of anger and hatred. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person’s life, at death they will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Mars. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm is referred to as the realm of anger. Cayce said this realm was the place to learn how to control the warrior-like power, aggressions and urges that each soul has the ability to project. People who come to Earth from this realm may bring with them anger, impulsiveness, and a temper. Stubbornness needs to be handled with patience and self-control. Such people may have an exalted opinion of themselves, but it makes them courageous.

e. The thymus gland’s spiritual connection to Venus’ planetary and afterlife realm’s influence

The thymus gland is primary lymphoid organ of the immune system and is located in front of the heart and behind the sternum. The thymus gland is associated astrologically with the planet Venus, and metaphysically with the afterlife realm of love.

Venus was once thought to be the Roman goddess of love and beauty, famous for the passions she could stir among the gods. Astrologically speaking, Venus is associated with the principles of harmony, resilience, beauty, refinement, solidarity, affections, equality, and the urge to sympathize and unite with others. It is involved with the desire for pleasure, comfort and ease. It governs romantic relations, marriage and business partnerships, sex (the origin of the words “venery” and “venereal”), the arts, fashion and social life.

The planet Venus is the 2th planet from the Sun, which is the 3-dimensional representation of the 4th afterlife dimension.

According to Cayce, since the thymus gland is related to the heart, it is associated with love. Love opens all doors. At this gland, love is awakened, bringing with it consideration, unselfishness, sincerity and honesty. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person’s life, at death they will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Venus. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm can be referred to as the realm of love. Sympathy, the alleviating of hardships, the seeking of love, beauty and song are some influences that people from that realm possess. Beauty, either natural or man-made, will move these individuals; furthermore, there is a desire to beautify the home. There is a strong attraction to the opposite sex.

f. The thyroid gland’s spiritual connection to Uranus’ planetary and afterlife realm’s influence

The thyroid gland‘s main function is the production of the iodine-containing hormones which play a role in maintaining normal sexual function, sleep, and thought patterns. Increased levels are associated with increased speed of thought generation. The gland is located in front of the neck and is associated astrologically with the planet Uranus, and metaphysically with the afterlife realm of the psyche.

In Greek mythology, Uranus is the personification of the sky. The planet Uranus is very unusual among the planets in that it rotates on its side, so that it presents each of its poles to the Sun in turn during its orbit; causing both hemispheres to alternate between being bathed in light and lying in total darkness over the course of the orbit. Astrological interpretations associate Uranus with the principles of ingenuity, new or unconventional ideas, individuality, discoveries, electricity, inventions, democracy, and revolutions. Uranus, among all planets, mostly governs genius. Uranus governs societies, clubs, and any group based on humanitarian or progressive ideals. Uranus, the planet of sudden and unexpected changes, rules freedom and originality. In society, it rules radical ideas and people, as well as revolutionary events that upset established structures.

The planet Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun, which is the 3-dimensional representation of the 8th afterlife dimension.

According to Cayce, the thyroid gland is related to will-power. From the misuse of the will for selfish and domineering ends, may come the condition known as hyperthyroidism. When little effort is made to the will at all, the opposite may occur, an imbalance known as hypothyroidism. It is worthy of note that in some cases where there has been a growth on the thyroid, a degree of clairvoyance or telepathy has developed. The energy released upon the thyroid gland opens the door into the psychic realms of consciousness. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person’s life, at death they will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Uranus. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm is referred to as the realm of the psyche. Cayce used the term psyche in the same way as the ancient Greeks used the term meaning the sense of the soul. Cayce said it was natural for every soul to have a sixth sense. The Uranus afterlife realm is where the soul develops psychic ability. Uranus is also the realm of extremes. It gives people who came from there an interest in the occult and psychic phenomena. Such people have times of smoothness and other times, periods of ecstasy and depression.

g. The pineal gland’s spiritual connection to Mercury’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence

The pineal gland produces a hormone called melatonin which modulates sleep patterns and is located in the brain. In some religion’s the pineal gland is associated with the mystical “third eye“. Dr. Rick Strassman has hypothesized that the pineal gland, which maintains light sensitivity, is responsible for the production and release of DMT (dimethyltryptamine), an entheogen which he believes possibly could be excreted in large quantities at the moments of birth and death. The pineal gland is associated astrologically with the planet Mercury, and metaphysically with the afterlife realm of the mind.

Mercury was once considered the Roman messenger of the gods, noted for his speed and swiftness. Echoing this, the scorching, airless world Mercury circles the Sun on the fastest orbit of any planet. Astrologically speaking, Mercury represents the principles of communication, mentality, thinking patterns, rationality and reasoning, and adaptability and variability. Mercury governs schooling and education, the immediate environment of neighbors, siblings and cousins, transport over short distances, messages and forms of communication such as post, email and telephone, newspapers, journalism and writing, information gathering skills and physical dexterity.

The planet Mercury is the 1st planet from the Sun, which is the 3-dimensional representation of the 2nd afterlife dimension.

According to Cayce, the pineal gland is the so-called “Mind of Christ” gland. When this gland has been truly awakened, one may experience spiritual holy communion. It is by this gland that the mind of the soul meets the Holy Spirit. This gland, when stimulated daily through meditation, can bring seer-ship or prophecy. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person’s life, at death they will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Mercury. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm of Mercury is referred to as the realm of the mind. Mercury is associated with high mental abilities. People who come to Earth from this realm are gifted souls who need to watch out for self-aggrandizement or their abilities will be merely stumbling stones upon their path. Mercury brings understanding, specifically the understanding of the other spheres.

h. The pituitary gland’s spiritual connection to Jupiter’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence

The pituitary gland is the master endocrine gland in the body and is located at the base of the brain. the hormones secreted from the pituitary gland help control: growth, blood pressure, certain functions of the sex organs, thyroid glands and metabolism as well as some aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, water/salt concentration at the kidneys, temperature regulation and pain relief. The pituitary gland is associated astrologically with the planet Jupiter, and metaphysically with the afterlife realm of strength.

Jupiter was once considered to be the Roman ruler of the gods and their guardian and protector, and his symbol is the thunderbolt. In the same way, the planet Jupiter is the king of the other planets, a giant in size with spectacular, brightly colored clouds and intense storms. Astrologically speaking, Jupiter is associated with the principles of growth, expansion, prosperity, and good fortune. Jupiter governs long distance and foreign travel, big business and wealth, higher education, religion, and the law. It is also associated with the urge for freedom and exploration, as well with gambling and merrymaking.

The planet Jupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun, which is the 3-dimensional representation of the 7th afterlife dimension.

According to Cayce, it is through the pituitary gland, the highest endocrine gland, that ultimate enlightenment comes. It is through the energy of the pituitary gland that one may enter the very presence of God through meditation and prayer. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person’s life, at death they will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Jupiter. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm is referred to as the realm of high mindedness and large groups. People who come to Earth from this realm may bring with them universality and ennoblement. They may turn their attention to large groups of people or nations. They can be expansive and may become blessed with wealth, which includes a wealth of friends, a broad-mindedness, and the ability to consider others. They often have grand ideas and notions.

i. The subconscious mind’s spiritual connection to Pluto’s planetary and afterlife realm’s influence

The subconscious (soul), or unconscious mind consists of phenomena including repressed feelings, automatic skills, subliminal perceptions, thoughts, habits, and automatic reactions, and possibly also complexes; hidden phobias and desires. It can be seen as the source of dreams and automatic thoughts (those that appear without any apparent cause), the repository of forgotten memories (that may still be accessible to consciousness at some later time), and the locus of implicit knowledge (the things that we have learned so well that we do them without thinking). The subconscious mind is associated astrologically with the planet Pluto, and metaphysically with the afterlife realms of the soul.

Pluto was once considered to be the god of the underworld and of wealth. The alchemical symbol was given to Pluto on its discovery, three centuries after alchemical practices had all but disappeared. The alchemical symbol can therefore be read as spirit over mind, transcending matter. Astrologically speaking, Pluto is called “the great renewer”, and is considered to represent the part of a person that destroys in order to renew, through bringing buried, but intense needs and drives to the surface, and expressing them, even at the expense of the existing order. A commonly used keyword for Pluto is “transformation” It is associated with power and personal mastery, and the need to cooperate and share with another, if each is not to be destroyed. Pluto governs big business and wealth, mining, surgery and detective work, and any enterprise that involves digging under the surface to bring the truth to light.

The planet Pluto is the 9th planet from the Sun, which is the 3-dimensional representation of the afterlife realm of the soul.

According to Cayce, Pluto is associated with the afterlife realm referred to as the realm of subconsciousness. This afterlife realm is the realm for the final development of full consciousness. The planet Pluto was discussed by Cayce years before it was actually discovered! He referred to it as Vulcan and also as Septimus. When Pluto was discovered, Cayce affirmed that Vulcan or Septimus was the same planet as Pluto. The Pluto realm of the afterlife brings regeneration and a growth in consciousness, but also can bring self-centeredness. Pluto represents spiritual growth and development of the soul and its influence is just now developing in the destiny of humanity.

After all the afterlife realms associated with our solar system have been fully experienced and all the lessons have been fully learned and the proper level of soul growth has been attained, the soul can move on to other afterlife realms and even other solar systems where other souls are going through the same thing.

4. The stars as soul patterns and the signs of the zodiac

The stars represent soul patterns (personalities), not experiences. The twelve signs of the zodiac are twelve patterns from which the soul chooses when coming into the Earth realm. They are like races – patterns of temperament, personality, etc.

The star signs of the zodiac, for instance, influence people in subtler ways: by making them bullish, or lionish, or airy, or introspective. The afterlife realms, manifested physically by the planets, are old dwelling places of the soul. The planets influence people when they come to a point of prominence in the sky just as a person who had once lived in a certain city would be influenced by reading of it, or meeting someone from the town, or by seeing photographs of it.

Take the moon, for instance. It’s influence is obvious on such things as the tides and the female cycle. These influences are observable when the moon is close. The word lunatic stems from luna meaning moon. In law enforcement and emergency circles, accounts of the affect a full moon has on the crime rate have been reported. The planets are farther away than the moon, and the stars are far beyond them. But their light comes to the Earth, and they influence in some way the heart, or the brain, or the emotions.

5. Cayce on soul journeys through the afterlife realms of the solar solar system

Cayce mentioned how souls reincarnate, not only to the Earth realm, but also to other afterlife realms between Earth incarnations as well. If a soul incarnates into an Earth life from one of these afterlife realms, the soul will manifest the influence of the realm from which it recently came. These influences, which are defined by astrology, are related to the spirit realm associated with the astrological influence of the associated planet.

As an example of how a soul sojourns to various afterlife realms, Cayce described his most recent sojourns throughout the cosmos. Cayce’s soul sojourned in the Uranus afterlife realm, the realm of the psychic, and just before incarnating into the physical realm, had a brief experience in the Venus afterlife realm. He incarnated to Earth with these most recent experiences ingrained in his soul. Such a combination would make a person psychic having a heart for helping others.

As another example, Cayce described his sister Lila’s sojourns. Her soul sojourned in the afterlife realm associated with Jupiter prior to incarnating into the Earth. But before incarnating she had an experience in the afterlife realm associated with Mercury which added to her mental ability. Jupiter’s influence of high mindedness and large groups is one of the reasons she later became an executive for the International Red Cross. Large groups and high ideals often come with incarnations in the Jupiter realm according to Cayce. These influences, Cayce says, are latent within the soul by soul experience, not just because the stars are in a certain position at the time of birth. The soul actually had experiences in these realms. This is an energy the soul can draw on during their experience on Earth. During sleep, we also enter into these afterlife realms again according to Cayce. We are truly citizens of the cosmos even as we walk the Earth.

Cayce’s use of astrology and the Bible in his revelations supports the fact that the Bible is filled with astrology.

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Astrology in the Bible

“There shall be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars.” – Jesus Christ, Luke 21:25

The Bible is filled with references to astrology. This is because astrology was widely accepted as truth in Biblical times. Christians who believe that astrology is Satanic would be surprised to learn that the Bible is filled with astrology and even Jesus himself made numerous references to astrology as in the Bible verse above shows.

People believed in the study of the stars in Biblical times. Everyone knew the influence of the sun on the Earth, and the sun was a star. It certainly made a pattern, so far as life on Earth was concerned – it shaped everything, or at least nourished everything – and the shape had to be such as to allow the sun to give life to it.

One of the great astrological stories in the Bible is the story of the star of Bethlehem. It is written that the star was a sign from God signaling the birth of the Messiah into the world. The three Magi, Persian astrologer-kings, determined the time of this birth by the position of this star. In 1600, Johannes Kepler hypothesized that this star was actually a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Confirmed by modern astrology, this symbolism ties in with the prophecies of that era concerning a Messiah amongst the Jews. The conjunctions occurred at the end of Pisces, ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of kings. Saturn is the planet that rules the Jews, thereby giving the king of the Jews. This was a very infrequent triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and it occurred in the year 7 B.C.

The following are some of the most interesting Biblical references to astrology.

“I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know – God knows. And I know that this person – whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows – was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that humans are not permitted to tell.” (2 Corinthians 12:1-4)

The phrase, “I know a person,” is a euphemism people used in those days to refer to themselves in a humble manner. Paul explained that he was taken to the “third heaven.” The phrase, “third heaven,” is a reference to the multi-level realms of the afterlife. This is an astrological/religious concept believed by Jews, Christians, Gnostic Christians, Platonists, and other people in those days. A correlation with Paul’s third heaven can be found in the Gnostic book entitled the “Apocalypse of Paul.”

The Apocalypse of Paul also describes Paul’s afterlife visit to the third heaven. It also describes how Paul travels through a hierarchy of heavenly realms all the way to the “tenth heaven.”

According to Flavius Josephus, the famed Jewish historian, the Jewish temple at Jerusalem had the twelve signs of the zodiac inlaid in its floor. Josephus also stated that the twelve loaves of showbread in the temple was a reference to the zodiac. In modern times, Israel issued stamps with the zodiac signs identified with the twelve tribes of Israel and the astrological symbolism of the temple.

The Bible states that God made the heavenly bodies to show us “signs” of his intentions. These signs can be read by anyone who knows how to interpret them. Astrology is about interpreting these signs in the motions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars.

“And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the Earth.” And it was so.” (Genesis 1:14-15)

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the Earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the Earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” (Luke 21:25-27)

In the verse above, Christ uses astrology to reveal the “signs” in the sky of his coming.

The Bible states that the first communication from God came from the stars. David writes in his Psalm:

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day after day utters his speech and night after night shows his knowledge. There is no tongue or language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the Earth and their words to the ends of the world. In them (the heavens) he has set a tabernacle for the sun.” (Psalm 19:1-4)

“Can you bring forth the Mazzaroth (the zodiac) in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? (an astrological constellation)” (Job 38:32)

The Bible verse above shows God using astrology to answer Job.

The Bible also describes an astrological sign called the “Morning Star” which is a reference to the planet Venus. The Morning Star, also known as the “light bringer”, is also an astrological symbol that functions as a sign for the onset of dawn. It appears as a brilliant “star” at night just before the sun rises and brings light each morning to Earth. The greatest function of this “light bringer” is as a symbolic reference to the Messiah who brings the light of God to the people. The Bible also uses the term “Morning Star” as a reference to all sons of God including Lucifer, the “light bearer”.

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (Revelation 22:16)

“And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19)

“Just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give him the Morning Star.” (Revelation 2:27-29)

“How you have fallen from heaven, O Morning Star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the Earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:12-14)

“After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. He said: “May the day of my birth perish … May its Morning Stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn, for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.” (Job 3:1-10)

“Where were you when I laid the Earth’s foundation? … On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone – while the Morning Stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?” (Job 38:4-7)

In one of the prophetic dreams of Joseph, he saw the sun, moon, and eleven stars bowing down to his star. The interpretation of this dream was obvious and that was that Joseph’s father (the Sun), mother (Moon), and eleven brothers (eleven stars) will bow down to him.

“Then he (Joseph) had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” (Genesis 37:9-11)

Of course, we all know the rest of the story that they indeed had to bow down to Joseph when Pharaoh made him a prince because of his ability to interpret dreams.

Here is an excellent Bible passage that describes the astrological influences on humanity:

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

Astrology refers to every 2160 years as a new “astrological age” which is a different sign of the zodiac that comes into position to influence the Earth. The Bible describes events that will occur according to the signs of the “astrological ages”.

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

“Anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:32)

“The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.” (Matthew 13:39-40)

“What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3)

“No one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.” (Luke 18:29-30)

“We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age … None of the rulers of this age understood it.” (1 Corinthians 3:6-8)

“These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11)

“[Christ was raised] far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” (Ephesians 1:21)

“It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened … who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance.” (Hebrews 6:4-6)

“Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages.” (Hebrews 9:26)

“Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.” (Revelation 15:3)

All these Bible verses are referring to the end of the age of Pisces (the fish, the Church age) and the beginning of the age of Aquarius (the water-bearer, Christ).

Jesus was born under the end of the age of Aries (the ram or lamb) and this may explain why he called himself the “lamb of God.” By the time Jesus began his ministry, it was the beginning of the age of Pisces (the fish, the Church age). The sign of the fish has special significance to Christianity because the sign of the fish has been known throughout the millennia to be the sign of Christianity. Jesus recruited “fishermen” as disciples to make them “fishers of men.” He fed the masses with a miraculous draft of fishes. His followers were know in Latin as “pisciculi”, the “little fishes.” A commonly used icon in Christian churches is the “Vesica Piscis“, which is Latin for “mouth of the fish”. Its shape resembles a fish without a tail. It can be seen in the shape of stained glass windows in many churches and cathedrals. The Pope wears a ceremonial hat in the shape of a fish head.

The world has already entered a new age, the age of Aquarius (the Water-Bearer). It should be obvious to Christians that the identity of this “Water-Bearer” is the one who (1) came from the waters of Galilee (2) baptized with water (3) changed water into wine (4) walked on the water (5) washed the feet of others with water (6) calmed the ocean waters (7) gives living water (8) says we must be born of water (9) drank the cup from the Father.

Sometime during the age of Aquarius arrives, major Earth changes were foretold by Jesus and Edgar Cayce to occur. Jesus said that before this happens, there will be wonders in the sun, moon, and stars signaling this coming age of the Christ consciousness. This is a good reason why every Christian should study astrology so that these heavenly signs can be interpreted.

Another astrological reference concerning Christianity deals with the winter solstice which begins on December 21. It is the day of the year when the night is longest and the daytime shortest. The ancient Egyptians noticed that on the autumn equinox, the sun does not set farther south and sets in the same place on the horizon for three days. This is an astrological reference to when the sun (Son) goes down for three days (dies) and then begins to rise again (resurrection). Using the crude instruments available, ancient astronomers were able to detect by December 25th of each year that the daytime had become noticeably longer. This date was chosen, and remains, the traditional date for followers of many different religions to celebrate the “rebirth” of the sun. Following the equinox, each succeeding day has slightly more sunlight than the previous day. It was seen as a promise that warmth would return once more to the Earth. Numerous pre-Christian religions honored their gods’ birth or rebirth on or about that day.

The ancient Egyptians knew that as long as the sun rose in the morning, life would continue on the Earth. This explains why the Egyptians used the sun as their symbol for the eternal life of the cycle of the seasons. In many Christian churches today, the symbol of the cross with a circle in the center of it appears on church steeples. This icon of the circle as representing the sun, comes from the Egyptian belief that the sun represents eternal life.

The Egyptian religion held that the Sun of God, Horus, was killed under the sign of Virgo (the virgin) but was resurrected in the age of Leo (the lion). This is why the Egyptians built the Sphinx with the head of a woman (Virgo) and the body of a lion (Leo).

During the days of Moses, the Hebrews were subject to the religion of Egypt. Before the worship of Amun-Ra (the major Egyptian deity) was instituted, Egyptians worshiped Isis (the Mother of God). When the Hebrews left Egypt and arrived in Canaan, their religion was influenced by the Canaanite religion whose God was named El (the planet of Saturn). The Star of David is a symbol which comes from the star of Saturn (El) which is the planet the ancients used to refer to the Hebrews.

The Hebrews adopted Saturday (from Saturn’s day) as their day of worship. Christians, whose astrological influence was the sun (also from Egyptian origin), worshipped on Sunday (or the sun’s day).

The story of Jonah (Semetic for “sun”) is about a man who is swallowed by a whale (death) and remains in it’s belly for three days at which time the man is freed (resurrection). This story is another symbolic of the astrological account of how the sun remains still for three days during the winter equinox. It is also symbolic of the resurrection of Christ.

When Moses came down from the mountain, he saw the people worshiping a golden calf. This idol came from the Egyptians astrological worship of the sun. Golden represents the color of the sun. The calf (Taurus the bull) represents the age in which the Moses lived when he wrote the Torah. When history moved into the next sign (Aries the ram), the Hebrews celebrated the approach of their Messiah by blowing rams horns. The sign of Aries influenced many religions to adopt the lamb of God concept.

The concept of the zodiac is very ancient, with roots in the early cited cultures of Mesopotamia. Astrology is, more than likely, the oldest religion created by humans. The first twelve-sign zodiacs were named after the gods of these cultures. The Greeks adopted astrology from the Babylonians, and the Romans, in turn, adopted astrology from the Greeks. These cultures renamed the signs of the Mesopotamian zodiac to symbols of their own mythologies. This is why the familiar zodiac of the contemporary West bears names out of Mediterranean mythology.

The concept of reincarnation is a necessary tenet of astrology. The notions of reincarnation and karma together explain why some people are born into lucky circumstances and others into unfortunate conditions. For astrologers concerned with the question of why some people are born into a life of hardship written large across their horoscopes and other people seem to be born under a lucky star, reincarnation and karma prove important explanatory tools to understand divine justice. Reincarnation also provides a framework for explaining why a person has certain personality traits. They are carryovers from past lifetimes.

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Astrology and the Near-Death Experience

Astrology is a system of thought concerning the connections between external reality and internal reality. A famous saying among the ancients who studied the stars is: As above, so below. They believed the study of the stars is a study of the inner workings of the human mind. Astrology literally means the science of the stars. The notion of the zodiac is very ancient, with roots in the early cited cultures of Mesopotamia around 2900 B.C. The following are insights concerning astrology from near-death experiencers profiled on this website.

Table of Contents

  1. Carl Jung’s NDE and astrology connection
  2. The science of astrology
  3. The twelve signs of the NDE zodiac
    a. Dannion Brinkley and the twelve beings of light
    b. Betty Eadie and the council of twelve elders
    c. Edgar Cayce and the twelve apostles of the zodiac
    d. Lynnclaire Dennis and the circle of twelve elders
    e. Sylvia Browne and the council of elders
    f. Dr. Michael Newton and the council of elders
    g. Brian Krebs and the twelve beings of knowledge
    h. John the Revelator’s journey to heaven before the throne of elders
    i. Black Elk’s council of six grandfathers and six implied fathers
  4. The afterlife realms as planetary dimensions
    a. David Oakford’s NDE of planetary afterlife realms
    b. Edgar Cayce’s NDEs of planetary afterlife realms
  5. Consciousness expansion through the stars
  6. NDE astronomical interconnections
  7. Biblical support for astrology

1. Carl Jung’s NDE and astrology connection

Carl Jung, the world-renowned psychologist who had a near-death experience, believed that when people are born, or when anything happens, the influence of the planets are exerted on them. As such, Jung believed astrology is a symbolic system that works through synchronicity, a term coined by Jung. Synchronicity is the belief that everything in the universe is interrelated and that what occurs can be understood as a pattern of meaningful coincidences. Jung’s near-death experience was a major influence on his life and work.

a. In 1944, Jung had a heart attack, which resulted in a near-death experience. His vivid encounter with the light, plus the intensely meaningful insights he received, helped Jung develop his ideas on the archetypes of the collective unconscious and how it relates to concepts found in astrology. Jung’s experiences and knowledge led him to create the field of analytical psychology.

b. Jung did an analysis of astrology to determine its place in synchronicity. He studied 483 married couples and noted the astrological connections between the birth dates of married couples. These findings concluded that long lasting relationships had a certain astrological pattern which were found to be three times higher than the rate of coincidence. Also astounding was the fact that the couples whom astrologers would interpret as being the most conducive to marriage were the couples whose astrological pattern occurred most frequently. The pattern that astrologers interpret as least conducive to marriage occurred least often among the couples. Jung calculated the odds of the this result occurring randomly is 1 in 62,500,000. Jung believed incidents like these are the result of synchronicity. (Carl Jung)

2. The science of astrology

A recent episode of the television program, Unsolved Mysteries, profiled a segment concerning an experiment in astrology. The producers of the show had twenty astrological birth charts from people at random. Included with the twenty astrological charts, the producers put the astrological charts of four serial killers: Jeffrey Dahmer, David Son of Sam Berkowitz, David the Night Stalker Ramirez, and Ed Kemper. These astrological charts were given to Carolyn Reynolds, a well-known astrologer, to see if she can glean any information from them. Without knowing the identity of the people whose charts she was analyzing, Carolyn Reynolds successfully identified the four people as possible serial killers. She was also able to give other specific information about these serial killers that proved correct. She was able to do all this just by analyzing their astrological birth chart.

A similar experiment was done by other people with a different set of people and a different group of serial killers. The astrologer who evaluated their birth charts without knowing who they were, was Edna Rowland, another professional astrologer. They came up with similar results and published their findings in a book entitled, Destined for Murder: Profiles of Six Serial Killers With Astrological Commentary.

More scientific evidence suggestive of astrology is available on this website.

3. The twelve signs of the NDE zodiac

There is an astrological connection between the Beings of Light, the near-death experiencer, and the near-death experience itself. This astrological connection can best be seen in those NDEs where the experiencer appears before the Being of Light and a group of other light beings. Experiencers have referred to this group by different names: a Council of Elders, a council of men, or council, or Elders, or something similar to these. This council usually consists of twelve Beings of Light who are representatives of the twelve signs of the zodiac. This astrological connection becomes apparent when an experiencer undergoes a life review or special encounter with others usually for the purpose of learning about their destiny or a prophecy.

a. Dannion Brinkley and the twelve beings of light

Dannion Brinkley was led to a heavenly cathedral by a Being of Light. There he met twelve more Beings of Light whom represented the zodiac:

“I was able to count the beings as they stood behind the podium. There were thirteen of them, standing shoulder to shoulder and stretched across the stage. I was aware of other things about them, too, probably through some form of telepathy. Each one of them represented a different emotional and psychological characteristic that all humans have. For example, one of these beings was intense and passionate, while another was artistic and emotional. One was bold and energetic, yet another possessive and loyal. In human terms, it was as though each one represented a different sign of the zodiac. In spiritual terms, these beings went far beyond the signs of the zodiac. They emanated these emotions in such a way that I could feel them.” (Dannion Brinkley)

b. Betty Eadie and the council of twelve elders

Jesus led Betty Eadie before a Council of men who decided to reveal to Betty her mission in order to convince her to return to earth:

“I was led to a room, which was exquisitely built and appointed. I entered and saw a group of men seated around the long side of a kidney-shaped table. I was led to stand in front of them within the indented portion of the table. One thing struck me almost immediately; there were twelve men here – men – but no women. The men radiated love for me, and I felt instantly at peace with them. They leaned together to consult with each other. Then one of them spoke to me. He said that I had died prematurely and must return to earth. I felt them saying it was important that I return to earth, that I had a mission to fulfill, but I resisted it in my heart. This was my home, and I felt that nothing they could say would ever convince me to leave it. The men conferred again and asked me if I wanted to review my life … I felt the love of the council come over me.” (Betty Eadie)

c. Edgar Cayce and the twelve apostles of the zodiac

The following information reinforces the connection between the twelve signs of the zodiac, the twelve apostles of Jesus, and the twelve Elders of the Council.

(1) Edgar Cayce revealed through his near-death journeys that the twelve apostles of Christ were representatives of the twelve signs of the zodiac. He said the stars represent soul patterns, not experiences. The twelve signs of the zodiac are twelve patterns from which the soul chooses when coming into the earth realm. They are like races – patterns of temperament, personality, etc. The star signs of the zodiac, for instance, influence people in subtle ways: by making some people bull-headed, or some people emotional, or some people timid, or some people introspective, based on the zodiac pattern chosen. [Cayce Reading 2823-1]

(2) Jesus stated that the twelve apostles would someday judge people in a heavenly tribunal (a Council?):

“Jesus said to them [the twelve], “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Matthew 19:28)

(3) Early Christians believed Jesus was the perfection of all the twelve heavenly constellations. He ruled over twelve apostles on earth and he rules over the twelve signs of the zodiac in the heavens. The early Church leader Clement of Alexandria (150-215 A.D.), in Excerpta ex Theodota, had no hesitation in equating the twelve apostles with the twelve signs of the zodiac, with Christ as the central sun … “By such reasoning, the body of Christ, through the numinous power of the zodiac, merges with the body of man, to become a single united symbol within the church.”

d. Lynnclaire Dennis and the circle of twelve elders

During Lynnclaire Dennis’ NDE, she entered into the Light of the Universal Life Source – God. In the light, she saw what she understood to be the “Pattern” of all life and was told that she was assigned to communicate to the world the message behind the Pattern. After her NDE, she would have recurring dreams of the Pattern and would be able to bring more subconscious memories of it into her consciousness. The pattern eventually caught the eye of quantum physicists because of its compatibility with the knotted pattern of 10-dimensional space in Superstring physics and its possible solution to the so-called Theory of Everything – the holy grail of all physics. The Pattern consists of twelve pieces surrounded by an unbroken line creating seven bridges within it. The mathematical name for it is a Fourier Trefoil knot. The following is the interesting connection between this twelve-piece Pattern and the Council of twelve elders:

Along with having recurring dreams of the Pattern, Lynnclaire also has recurring dreams of a “circle of twelve elders,” one of whom is Asian and currently living in the flesh. In 1996, she visited China at the invitation of a scientist named Steve Bryson and within hours of arriving there, she was introduced to a man whom she recognized as the Asian elder. She is currently working with The Gorbachev Foundation and has found doors opening to diplomatic circles in many countries. She views the metaphysical meaning behind the Pattern as a potential tool for negotiation. World-renowned University of Illinois mathematician Dr. Louis Kauffman had this to say about the unifying principle behind the Pattern:

“The fact that you can see many different forms in it as you turn it around makes it very beautiful for teaching purposes. You can say to people, ‘Here is something that if you look at it one way shows you the Star of David, and if you turn it another way shows you the Yin-Yang, and if you turn it again you see the crescents sacred to Islam, the symbol for infinity, and the conventional image of an atom. And they’re really all the same thing.’ Mathematics is slowly teasing out those kinds of patternings by stepping carefully and slowly through various structures that give rise to puzzles. Those puzzles become centers of attention for people, and from them we begin to understand how everything is knitted together in the universe.” (Dr. Louis Kauffman)

Perhaps the Council of Elders from the NDE dimension are doing more than just trying to give us the mathematical solution to the Grand Unified Theory to the Theory of Everything. Perhaps they are also trying to give us the religious, cultural, political and metaphysical proof that we are indeed connected, one, and the same. (Kevin Williams)

e. Sylvia Browne and the council of elders

Through her near-death experience and subsequent psychic abilities, Sylvia Browne learned that upon death, most people go through a heavenly process before entering into heaven. Part of that process is going before a Council of Elders:

“Another beautiful structure is the Hall of Justice where people go before a Council of Elders who are highly advanced spokespersons of God who help us decide how we are to progress further into the spirit realm. At some point, people recognize the need for even further advancement and therefore choose to return to earth to gain this spiritual advancement. With the help of a spirit guide, they decide on an incarnation which will meet their goals. They then proceed to the Hall of Justice where they meet once again with the Council of Elders. Here, the Council prepares people for their next incarnation. When they are ready to incarnate, their family and friends are gathered together to bid farewell.” (Sylvia Browne)

f. Dr. Michael Newton and the council of elders

Dr. Michael Newton‘s important research into hypnotic regression into past life memories led him to the discovery of memories of experiences in out-of-body dimensions between earth lives. After a multitude of regressions, Newton realized that a process exists after death where people appear before a Council of Elders:

“After souls arrive back into their soul groups, they are summoned to appear before a Council of Elders. While the Council is not prosecutorial, they do engage in direct examination of a soul’s activities before returning them to their groups. Upon returning to earth, one of the last requirements before embarkation for many souls is to go before the Council of Elders for the second time. The spirit world is an environment personified by order and the Elders want to reinforce the significance of a soul’s goals for the next life. Some return to their spirit group after this meeting to say goodbye while others say they leave immediately for reincarnation. Those souls getting ready for embarkation to earth are like battle-hardened veterans girding themselves for combat. This is the last chance for souls to enjoy the omniscience of knowing just who they are before they must adapt to a new body.” (Dr. Michael Newton)

g. Brian Krebs and the twelve beings of knowledge

During Brian Kreb’s NDE, Brian was given information about the past, the present, and the future from twelve otherworldly Beings of Light who have similarities to the Elders found in Betty Andreasson’s UFO NDE and Dannion Brinkley’s Beings who represented different signs of the zodiac:

“I then went to twelve beings of greater knowledge. They were in front of me and stood in a row. They were not human. They had no feelings of anything like judgment or authority, but seemed strong in themselves. They seemed taller than me and they wore silver white robes. They had white skin, large heads and large eyes. I do not remember them having mouths. Above them was a spirit. It was like a star as we see one from earth, but in size it appeared the same size as the heads of the beings. The spirit went to my left and hovered above the first being. I remember it was like a video of knowledge that sprung from the beings’ hands, which were held in front of them. Each being had something to relate. They opened the knowledge they had when the spirit moved above them. The last told me what I could do if I came back and the significance of it. I only remember seeing a young man with his head held back in pain as if his neck was injured. I said, ‘Oh! Aaron! My son!’ They said, ‘No, not that son.’ And I realized who they meant. (In 1978, my only other child was born, a son).” (Brian Krebs)

h. John the Revelator’s journey to heaven before the throne of elders

In the Book of Revelation in the Bible, John of Patmos is taken into heaven before Jesus and twenty-four Elders on thrones. Twelve of the Elders certainly must represent the twelve apostles as has already been established. The identity of the other twelve Elders could be the twelve Angels mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Both references are as follows:

“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.’ At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four Elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.” (Revelation 4:1-6)

During John’s experience in heaven, he is shown a vision of the future when the heavenly city comes to earth. In his description of this city, notice the connection between the twelve apostles and the twelve angels.

“It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel … The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:12-14)

i. Black Elk’s council of six grandfathers and six implied fathers

During Black Elk’s NDE, he went before a council of six old grandfathers whom he described as “older than men can ever be – old like hills, old like stars.” Because these six beings represent grandfathers, it might be implied that there are also six fathers that go with these six grandfathers but are not mentioned. Nevertheless, Black Elk’s NDE encounter with a council of men who are representatives of archetypal powers:

“The oldest grandfather welcomed the boy and said, ‘Your grandfathers all over the world are having a council, and they have called you here to teach you.’ His voice was very kind, but the boy shook all over with fear now, for he knew that these were not old men, but the Powers of the World. Each grandfather gave Black Elk a power. The first grandfather gave him the power to heal. The second grandfather then gave the boy the power of cleansing. The third grandfather gave the boy the power of awakening and its peace. From the fourth grandfather the boy was given the power of growth. The fifth grandfather, the Spirit of the Sky, gave the power of transcendent vision. The sixth grandfather, a very old man, incredibly grew backwards into youth until he became the boy, Black Elk. Growing older again he said, ‘My boy, have courage, for my power shall be yours, and you shall need it, for your nation on the earth will have great troubles.’ Then the boy hears a great Voice say, ‘Behold the circle of the nation’s hoop, for it is holy, being endless, and thus all powers shall be one power in the people without end.’ Then Black Elk, standing on the highest mountain, surveying the grand vista of the hoop of the world, said, ‘I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.'” (Black Elk)

4. The afterlife realms as planetary dimensions

Near-death experiences support the ancient astrological concept of planetary afterlife realms. The following are some examples.

a. David Oakford’s NDE of planetary afterlife realms

“We traveled past all of the planets in our solar system. Near each planet I could hear the energy just like on earth. I saw the auras around each one of them too. I saw spirits on all of them as well. My friend told me that all planets are places for spirits to live, learn and thus evolve. I saw great cities on each and every one of those planets … The being told me that each planet has a theme for learning and that any of them can be chosen by a soul when we are between physical lives. He said we practice on the other planets to be ready to live on earth. He said earth is the ultimate experience for a soul. It is ultimate because our souls evolve faster here than anywhere else. It was said that the lessons we need to learn are difficult to learn without having a physical form.” (David Oakford)

b. Edgar Cayce’s NDEs of planetary afterlife realms

Reality is multi-dimensional. According to Edgar Cayce, we are multi-dimensional beings who exist simultaneously in a multi-dimensional reality. Long ago, our bodies evolved from primates. Even longer ago, our consciousness evolved from the stars. But before the universe began, our spirits existed forever as part of the divine in higher dimensions. At the conscious (physical) level, our bodies are like a miniature replica of the solar system. Our hearts perform the function of the sun – the center of the system. Other organs within our body are also used by our souls to find a means of expression. The planets exert subtle astrological vibrations upon our bodies that influence our personalities and soul patterns. At the subconscious (soul) level, the solar system is our larger body. We are connected to the planets, the stars, spiritual realms and entities. On the superconscious (spirit) level, we are one with the Whole. At this level, we are on a conscious level with all there is – the divine.

Solar systems were created for our souls to have cycles of life experiences for the purpose of spiritual advancement. The universe can be thought of as a gigantic university and each solar system as a college. Each planet is like a particular classroom – a realm – where souls can learn lessons related to that particular realm. The universe is the third dimension in the hierarchy and represents three-dimensional life. Other dimensions in the afterlife hierarchy represent other-dimensional life. Each planet in our solar system is a representation of a different dimension in the hierarchy. The planet earth represents three-dimensional life. The planet Mercury represents the second dimension. The planet Venus represents the fourth dimension. Cayce referred to the various afterlife dimensions by using the name of the planet associated with it. For example, when Cayce referred to souls sojourning through Venus, he was referring to souls experiencing the afterlife dimension associated astrologically with the planet Venus. He did not mean that people were actually dwelling on the surface of planet Venus.

The planets exert an astrological influence on us the moment we enter this world. These astrological planetary influences originate from the corresponding afterlife dimensions our souls have sojourned through before our current earth experience and in between earth lives. The purpose of these astrological influences is to provide particular life lessons that we need to learn and for which we are tested on earth.

As an example, Cayce described his sister Lila’s sojourns through the afterlife dimensions. Her soul sojourned in the dimension associated with the planet Jupiter prior to incarnating into the world. Jupiter’s astrological influence of high mindedness and large groups is one of the reasons she later became an executive for the International Red Cross. Large groups and high ideals often come with incarnations in the Jupiter realm according to Cayce. She also had a recent experience in the dimension associated with the planet Mercury. Mercury’s astrological influence is of mind and communication. Cayce mentioned that this experience added to her mental ability. Astrological influences such as these are hidden within the soul by soul experience – not just because the stars are in a certain position at the time of our birth – but because the soul actually had experiences in these realms. These influences are energies that the soul can draw on during an experience in the physical realm. These afterlife realms can also be experienced when we are not active in our physical body. These non-active states include deep sleep, meditation, astral projection, or other altered states that free the subconsciousness from its normal physical constraints. We are truly citizens of the cosmos even as we walk the earth. (Edgar Cayce)

Below is a chart that displays Cayce’s description of the connection between human bodies, astronomical bodies, astrological bodies, and the heavenly bodies.

According to the Gnostic Christian text, the Apocalypse of Paul, after death, each soul must rise as best it can through a hierarchy of afterlife realms and face the increasingly difficult challenges (in the form of a password) posed by the guardian angel of each realm. Those liberated souls that have attained gnosis (spiritual knowledge) are received back into the bosom of God. Others must reincarnate until they do. (Apocalypse of Paul)

During Mary Pollack’s NDE, she was confronted by two heavenly beings who asked her to give them a password for which she could continue further on in her experience. She gave them the correct password and was amazed because she had absolutely no idea how she knew it. She asked the beings, “You mean this is this all I had to say?” They replied, “You had to learn it for yourself. We couldn’t have told you. We couldn’t have taught you. This is something that had to come from you.” (NDE video documentary Round Trip)

According to Plato’s Myth of Er, a cosmic axis exists in the spirit world. It is a matrix of rainbow light that holds together eight spheres that revolve around the earth. Each sphere is guided by destiny. One of these spheres has a fate that casts a number of earthly destinies from which the soul can choose from. For example, a soul can choose to reincarnate as a tyrant, an animal, an artist, or, an ordinary citizen who minds his own business. (Plato)

5. Consciousness expansion through the stars

Many near-death experiences involve a person’s consciousness expanding until it fills the entire universe and beyond. This experience has been described as literally becoming the universe or becoming God by experiencers. This characteristic found in NDEs corresponds with the astrological concept of how we are influenced by cosmic forces and otherworldly experiences in past life dimensions. The following are some NDE examples of this astrological concept:

“Suddenly I seemed to be rocketing away from the planet on this stream of life. I saw the earth fly away. The solar system, in all its splendor, whizzed by and disappeared. At faster than light speed, I flew through the center of the galaxy, absorbing more knowledge as I went. I learned that this galaxy, and all of the Universe, is bursting with many different varieties of LIFE. I saw many worlds. The good news is that we are not alone in this Universe! As I rode this stream of consciousness through the center of the galaxy, the stream was expanding in awesome fractal waves of energy. The super clusters of galaxies with all their ancient wisdom flew by. At first I thought I was going somewhere; actually traveling. But then I realized that, as the stream was expanding, my own consciousness was also expanding to take in everything in the Universe!” (Mellen-Thomas Benedict)

“The stars seemed to fly past me so rapidly that they formed a tunnel around me. I began to sense awareness, knowledge. The farther forward I was propelled the more knowledge I received. My mind felt like a sponge, growing and expanding in size with each addition. The knowledge came in single words and in whole idea blocks. I just seemed to be able to understand everything as it was being soaked up or absorbed. I could feel my mind expanding and absorbing and each new piece of information somehow seemed to belong. It was as if I had known already but forgotten or mislaid it, as if it were waiting here for me to pick it up on my way by.” (Virginia Rivers)

“And in your life review you’ll be the universe and experience yourself in what you call your lifetime and how it affects the universe.” (Thomas Sawyer)

After hovering around New York, Susan Blackmore floated back to her room in Oxford where she became very small and entered her body’s toes. Then she grew very big, as big as a planet at first, and then she filled the solar system and finally she became as large as the universe. (Susan Blackmore)

“I am love; I am understanding; I am compassion! My presence fills the room. And now I feel my presence in every room in the hospital. Even the tiniest space in the hospital is filled with this presence that is me. I sense myself beyond the hospital, above the city, even encompassing earth. I am melting into the universe. I am everywhere at once.” (Josiane Antonette)

“You must be ready to accept the possibility that there is a limitless range of awareness for which we now have no words; that awareness can expand beyond the range of your ego, your self, your familiar identity, beyond everything you have learned, beyond your notions of space and time, beyond the differences which usually separate people from each other and from the world around them.” (Dr. Timothy Leary)

“I was involved in this tremendous pouring forth of gratitude and joy and as that was going inside me, this white light began to infiltrate my consciousness. It came into me. It seemed I went out into it. I expanded into it as it came into my field of consciousness.” (Jayne Smith)

“I felt caught up in all of this to the very depths of my being. I felt myself expanding and expanding until I thought, ‘I’m going to burst!’ The moment I thought, ‘I’m going to burst!,’ I suddenly found myself alone, back where this being had met me, and he had gone.” (Margaret Tweddell)

6. NDE astronomical interconnections

One of the main principles behind astrology is the notion that all things are connected together, specifically the connection of planetary influences to the mind, body and soul. Some experiencers have seen this astrological connection in an astounding and explicit manner. These NDEs reveal how everything is connected to each other by a spiritual matrix or net – a concept which agrees with astrology. The following are some examples:

“I perceived how the earth, the sun, the moon, the darkness, the light, the planets, and all forms of life – plants, rocks, animals, people – are interconnected; they come from the same source of light. Everything is united by a transparent net, or web, and each thread shines with great radiance. Everything pulses with the same luminosity – a magnificent light of unparalleled brilliance.” (Josiane Antonette)

“As I asked the light to keep explaining, I understood what the Higher Self matrix is. We have a grid around the planet where all the Higher Selves are connected. This is like a great company, a next subtle level of energy around us, the spirit level, you might say. As I rode the stream on and on, I could eventually see a huge light coming. I knew it was the First Light; the Higher Self Light Matrix of our solar system. Then the entire solar system appeared in the light, accompanied by one of those velvet booms. I saw that the solar system we live in is our larger, local body. This is our local body and we are much bigger than we imagine. I saw that the solar system is our body. I am a part of this, and the earth is this great created being that we are, and we are the part of it that knows that it is. But we are only that part of it. We are not everything, but we are that part of it that knows that it is. I could see all the energy that this solar system generates, and it is an incredible light show! I could hear the Music of the Spheres. Our solar system, as do all celestial bodies, generates a unique matrix of light, sound and vibratory energies. Advanced civilizations from other star systems can spot life as we know it in the universe by the vibratory or energy matrix imprint.” (Mellen-Thomas Benedict)

“I knew the Lights were connected to the individual people, although more of them, than with them, almost as if they were an extension of their existence – a light connection to an aspect of their Higher Self. The Lights, a connection to the humans, which were glinting off the beings were so bright and expansive, they interconnected, forming a sort of light grid. I remembered accounts in books on the near-death experience of people seeing grids on the other side that they didn’t know how to explain. As I looked at the network of light before me and felt the immense outpouring of love coming from the beings, I realized the connection of human beings to the Beings of Light was through love and that the love itself was connected through this grid.” (Linda Stewart)

“Seeing the Pattern, I knew I was looking at life itself. It was light; it was time and space. It was the energy of all matter, the heart of all that mattered. It was the very essence of all being. It emanated from Source, illuminated to my mind by the Source behind the sun as it moved in perfect harmony with all the universe. In simplest terms the Pattern is knotted light, a matrix that connects two structures … The Pattern is quite literally the language between these two very different structures. It comes into being as the light from the 48 vertex of the inner sphere, are emitted, bouncing and caught under the twelve umbrella points of the external structure. As long as the light is a point with a joint, it continues around the larger sphere until it reconnects with Itself, thus forming a continuum, the Pattern.” (Lynnclaire Dennis)

“Extended from above throughout the heaven and the earth, a straight light like a pillar, most nearly resembling the rainbow, but brighter and purer … and they saw there at the middle of the light the extremities of its fastenings stretched from heaven, for this light was the girdle of the heavens like the undergirders of triremes, holding together in like manner the entire revolving vault.” (Plato’s Er)

“Suddenly I saw a streak of light come and it was absorbed into the earth. I thought, ‘A shooting star!’ No, it was impressed on me, it was not a shooting star, but it was a stream of power coming to the earth from the celestial bodies. These streams of power were coming down from all angles to the earth. There were also streams that were going between star and star and star like a tremendous web. These streams of power had a set pattern like a web of a fishing net, which was all continuous with the power of lights pulsating backward and forward. (Margaret Tweddell)

7. Biblical support For astrology

The Bible mentions that God uses the heavenly bodies to show humans the signs of his intentions. These signs can be read by anyone who knows how to interpret them. Astrology is about interpreting these signs in the motions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars. This section reveals Biblical support for astrology.

“And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.’ And it was so.” (Genesis 1:14-15)

Jesus used astrology to reveal the signs in the sky of his coming.

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” (Luke 21:25-27)

God used astrology to answer Job about questioning his omnipotence.

“Can you bring forth the Mazzaroth (the zodiac) in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs [an astrological constellation]?” (Job 38:32)

Astrology refers to every 2160 years as a new age which is a different sign of the zodiac that comes into position to influence the earth. The Bible describes events that will occur according to the signs of the astrological ages. Many people would be surprised to learn that the term and concept of a new age originated with the Bible.

a. “What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3)

b. “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11)

c. “[Christ was raised] far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” (Ephesians 1:21)

d. “Anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:32)

e. “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

f. “Just and true are your ways, King of the Ages.” (Revelation 15:3)

Here is an excellent Bible passage that uncannily describes the astrological influences on humanity:

“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

According to Flavius Josephus (37-95 AD), the famed Jewish historian, the Jewish temple at Jerusalem had the twelve signs of the zodiac inlaid in its floor. Josephus also stated that the twelve loaves of showbread in the temple was a reference to the zodiac. In modern times, Israel issued stamps with the zodiac signs identified with the twelve tribes of Israel and the astrological symbolism of the temple. Also, according to Josephus, a kind of miraculous quality was presumed to be found in the stones of the breastplate worn by the high priest of the temple. In this breastplate were twelve stones, representing the twelve signs of the zodiac, and arranged in four rows to represent the four seasons.