The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian Co. announces the 21st Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar on March 15 & 16, 2013. Join us as we commemorate the life and work of Christian County’s most famous resident. Born in Christian County in 1877, Edgar Cayce achieved world fame through his gifts as a clairvoyant.
The two-day seminar begins on Friday, March 15 at 7pm with a dramatic performance by local playwright Wayne Goolsby. Entitled “The Pennyroyal Years,” this one-act play focuses on Edgar Cayce’s childhood in Christian County as he begins to realize the power of his remarkable psychic gifts. Think you know a lot about Edgar Cayce, or simply want to find out more about him? Following the play, join us for the Edgar Cayce Trivia Bowl to learn little-known and fun facts about Cayce’s life, work, family, readings, and more.
Saturday, March 16 offers a number of opportunities to discover more about Edgar Cayce and his Hopkinsville connections. Hopkinsville-Christian County Historian William T. Turner will provide a morning presentation about Cayce’s family roots and time spent in the county, and Turner will conduct a van tour of local sites – including a special visit to the one-room schoolhouse Cayce attended – in the afternoon. Lunch and a short tour will be provided for seminar participants at the grave site of Edgar Cayce in Riverside Cemetery.
Special guest Elaine Hruska joins us for two presentations on Saturday about Edgar Cayce’s readings and how they can be used in healing and in creating easy remedies. Author and Cayce scholar, Hruska has been involved in the work of Edgar Cayce since 1971. Employed at the headquarters of the Association of Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in Virginia Beach for 38 years, she currently resides in Houston, Texas and works as a massage therapist at the A.R.E. Houston Center.
Other activities include a viewing of the documentary Edgar Cayce: The Beautiful Dreamer and a special presentation and workshop by Katie Williams, local producer of natural cosmetic and medicinal products. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to make their own healing salve to take home.
The seminar concludes on Saturday night with a tournament of the game “Pit.” Invented by Cayce in the early 20th century, this card game is exciting, social, and fun. No experience is necessary!
Registrations are recommended. The price for full registration (including all speakers, tours, receptions, and lunch) is $160. Partial registration for individual events ranges from $10 to $40 per event. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all registration fees.