Edgar Cayce

1877 - 1945

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Edgar Cayce (; 18 March 1877 – 3 January 1945) was an American clairvoyant who claimed to channel his higher self while asleep in a trance-like state. His words were recorded by his friend Al Layne, his wife, Gertrude Evans, and later by his secretary, Gladys Davis Turner. During the sessions, Cayce would answer questions on a variety of subjects like healing, reincarnation, dreams, the afterlife, past lives, nutrition, Atlantis and future events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Cayce has received more than 2,517,357 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Edgar Cayce is the 15th most popular occultist (down from 13th in 2019), the 637th most popular biography from United States (down from 457th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Occultist.

Edgar Cayce was a psychic who, in the 1920s and 1930s, claimed to be able to diagnose illnesses and predict future events.

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Among occultists, Edgar Cayce ranks 15 out of 37Before him are Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Allan Kardec, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Éliphas Lévi, and Joachim of Fiore. After him are Gérard Encausse, Guido von List, Edward Kelley, Charles Webster Leadbeater, Alice Bailey, and Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels.

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Among people born in 1877, Edgar Cayce ranks 12Before him are Frederick Soddy, Francis William Aston, Joan Gamper, Charles Glover Barkla, Muhammad Iqbal, and Louis Renault. After him are Raoul Dufy, G. H. Hardy, Oswald Avery, Kees van Dongen, Heinrich Otto Wieland, and Kārlis Ulmanis. Among people deceased in 1945, Edgar Cayce ranks 54Before him are Robert Ritter von Greim, Karl-Otto Koch, Karl Hanke, Theodore Dreiser, Franz Werfel, and Vladimir Vernadsky. After him are Hans Geiger, Edith Frank, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Margot Frank, René Lalique, and Robert H. Goddard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Cayce ranks 637 out of 18,182Before him are Talia Shire (1946), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), John Browning (1855), Michael Crichton (1942), Martha Graham (1894), and Ben Roy Mottelson (1926). After him are Jimmy Wales (1966), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Martin Cooper (1928), Hulk Hogan (1953), John Cazale (1935), and Dennis Ritchie (1941).

Among OCCULTISTS In United States

Among occultists born in United States, Edgar Cayce ranks 2Before him are Anton LaVey (1930). After him are A. E. Waite (1857).