Cayce, 1998 & The Great Pyramid

Edgar Cayce was a very gifted psychic who lived in the first half of this century. He gave many readings during his lifetime. A reading consisted of Cayce lying on a couch, going into a trance and then giving answers to questions about a person or a subject. The person did not have to be present to get help from Edgar. The majority of the readings pertain to the diagnosis and treatment of people's illnesses, but many other subjects came up in the readings. Some of those subjects include previous life activities of the patient, information about Atlantis, and prophecies about the return of the Messiah.

We shall focus on the prophecies pertaining to the Second Coming. The interpretations of this material often fall into two areas. The school that focuses on the microcosmic view of the symbols and their application to self and personal development, such as the many sevens of Revelation mapping to the seven chakras of the body. The other school focuses on the literal time elements and the macrocosmic view of the symbols, their application to society and our coming transformation, at the second coming of Christ. I personally believe both views are there, and more.

We shall focus on the macrocosmic view, the world at large. In this school, Cayce is often quoted as stating that the Second Coming will occur in 1998. Is this what he said? Not exactly. Let's explore the readings themselves. The very first reading to mention the year 1998 is identified as 5748-5. The key to understanding the '98 reference is the question put to Cayce, for it invoked the naming of a year.

Reading 5748-5 given June 30, 1932

To keep the remainder of this reading in perspective one should know that the book The Great Pyramid, Its Divine Message by D. Davidson and H. Aldersmith basically predicted that Sept. 16, 1936 would be the return of Christ (p. 412, 418-9). Cayce's initial response to the question about corrections to this book for the 20th century was to focus on '36 and by exclusion say not to except the return of Christ in this year. Cayce ends the reading by giving the actual prediction encoded by the builders of the prophecy in stone.

The year 1998 was not Edgar Cayce's prediction of when the Second Coming would occur, but rather a report of the prediction of those who built the Great Pyramid. And the first time that Cayce conveys his interpretation of the timeline in stone, he apparently reports that this prediction from 10,500 BC is due for a correction. Once the timeline in stone had been asked about, it became a frame of reference for questions concerning the timing of the Second Coming. The questioner had an effect on how this subject would be handled in the future.

The next reference to the year 1998, a month later, came in a reading that continued a discussion of the Egyptian priest Ra-Ta (aka Ra). The priest was responsible for the design of the Great Pyramid, which mapped out time until the end of this age, when the Earth will change again. According to Cayce, the soul of Jesus, the master, incarnated at the time of Ra and Hermes, so this gives rise to the allusion of the priest returning at the end of the age, 1998, as indicated by the pyramid.

Reading 294-151 given July 29, 1932

The next mention of the year 1998 in the readings clearly shows that this year is taken from the record at Gizeh, Egypt.

Reading 378-14 given Sept. 26, 1933

The following reading also associates 1998 with the records kept at Gizeh:

Reading 378-16 given Oct. 29, 1933

The year '98 comes up again in 3976-15. It is mentioned in a range of years that matches the previous reading, therefore, it seems to be a reference to the case already cited. These exact dates are followed by a line saying that the true dates are not yet given, so the range of years is used merely as a point of reference. That reference is the Great Pyramid.

Reading 3976-15 given Jan. 19, 1934

In 1939 when Cayce was asked to name a year for the changing of the ages, he used this point of reference again and qualified it by saying "may" and that we should see signs and evidence of being close by then, but not the final event. In the same reading he comments that the changing of the astrological ages is gradual and can not be pinned down to a single year.

Reading 1602-3 given Sept. 22, 1939

The final reference to the year 1998 leaves us with a feeling that one can not count on things occurring in that year that one might believe or assume. Cayce seems to suggest that a great event is set to happen in the future but an individual's relationship to that event depends on one's life and one's will.

Reading 2285-1 given June 24, 1940

In summary, Edgar Cayce never said that from his vantage point in the early part of this century he could say that the Second Coming will occur in 1998. When asked a question about a book's interpretation of the timeline recorded in the stone of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh, he confirmed that the monument is indeed a prophetic timetable. Cayce said the book's interpretation for the year 1936 was incorrect. The return of Christ, as indicated by the pyramid in its original form, was 1998, not 1936, and that this prediction was due for a correction.

Finally, from the application of Daniel's 70th Week we can know now that the Second Coming can not occur by 1998. The Mideast peace conference held in 1991, seven years prior to 1998 fell short of fulfilling the start of the 70th Week. Furthermore, the spring of 1995 passed without fulfillment of the midpoint of the 70th Week. Therefore, from a Biblical perspective, it is too late for the Second Coming to occur by 1998, since in 1997 we are at least seven years away from it. For more detail see: Discerning If We Have Entered Daniel's 70th Week

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First Posted: 9/17/97
©1997 Collins Hamblen Last Update: 12/29/97