06 Jul 2016

Edgar Cayce 101 – July 23

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Edgar Light imageWho was this mysterious man? And what can we learn from him?

We have all heard of Edgar Cayce, but many of us do not know much about the phenomenal life that he led. The most well-documented psychic of the 20th century, the father of holistic medicine, a medical clairvoyant, the sleeping prophet: these terms have all been used to describe this Christian County native.

William T. Turner offers his expertise and charm in his presentation on “Edgar Cayce’s Hometown” on Saturday, July 23 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Pennyroyal Area Museum. The program features historic photographs of the area and of Cayce’s family that have been collected and compiled over decades. Come to the presentation to learn about Cayce’s local heritage and how growing up here contributed to his astonishing gifts.

Book Signing: In 2010, Turner partnered with Chris Gilkey to develop a book that explores the life of Edgar Cayce in Hopkinsville through photographs. Titled Edgar Cayce’s Hometown, the book provides historical context for the community that helped to define the young man with an extraordinary gift. Grab a copy from the Museum Shop and have both authors sign it at the conclusion of the program!

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Cayce (far right) and friends on a picnic at Pilot Rock around 1900.

Turner’s presentation is part of Edgar Cayce 101, a series that examines the life and work of our county’s most famous son. The final session for this year will be held on Saturday, November 19 from 10:30am-12pm. All sessions will be held at the Pennyroyal Area Museum and are FREE and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Museums at 270-887-4270.

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