He predicted two World Wars, their start and end dates, the economic crisis in 1929 and the following economic growth in 1933. He also foretold the defeat of Germans at the Kursk Bulge, the fall of fascism and the victory of the USSR in the Great Patriotic War. They called him the sleeping prophet, as he made his predictions while asleep. He would close his eyes, fall asleep and begin to prophesy. When awake, the prophet would remember nothing of what he had spoken about at night.
This article is about one of the most famous predictors in the history of mankind – Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945). In the west he is no less famous than Vanga in Eastern Europe. Having no medical education, Cayce could successfully diagnose and cure people. Last year saw 130 years since Cayce’s birthday.
A month before his death, when the Red Army victoriously walked through Europe, the prophet predicted the fall of communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union. He also said that Russia would successfully meet the after-communism crisis “by friendship with the nation which trusts in God even on its banknotes. "Through Russia, comes the hope of the world. Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism -- no! But freedom -- freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man. The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be crystallized; yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the world," he said.
He also believed that those nations who would be in good relations with Russia, would live better, gradually changing the whole world for the better. Thus, Cayce’s visions came true. The USA and the U.S. dollar in particular really left a mark on the post-perestroika Russian history; and those countries that maintain friendly relations with Russia live perfectly well thanks to Russian oil and gas. But what would happen next?
Not so long ago many experts said that Cayce’s forecast about the revival of the Soviet Union in 2010 was absurd. However, this prophesy is gradually becoming true. Belarus is known to be the first candidate for the alliance. Then, as modern political scientists think, it could be followed by Kyrgyzstan, Eastern Ukraine, Armenia and Kazakhstan. Even freedom-loving Georgia will possibly take a step towards friendship with Russia. It is worthy of note that legendary prophetess Vanga also said that Russia would be a great empire again.
But other Cayce’s predictions are not so optimistic. He predicted the growth of political power in China. He envisioned the future where China would be “the cradle of Christianity as applied in the lives of men”. No Third World War is to take place according to his forecasts. Something more awful is in store –natural cataclysms. In 1930 Cayce prophesied the global warming, although nobody thought about climate changes at that time. “Where there has been a frigid or semi-tropical climate, there will be more tropical weather, and moss and fern will grow,” he indicated, “New York, Connecticut and many territories of the East Coast will be seriously disturbed, along with many territories of the West Coast and the central part of the United States. Los Angeles and San Francisco will be among those that will be destroyed. The waters of the Great Lakes will flow into the Gulf of Mexico.”
Climatic and seismic cataclysms are to shake the whole planet and, consequently, change it greatly, Cayce predicted. But Russia will suffer least of all. It will lead the reviving civilization with the centre in Western Siberia. But the time when all the above-said events should happen is already wrong: Cayce assigned the end of the 20th century for all these catastrophes. But it is still possible that he defined the tendency itself quite right. Scientists say that in about ten years the glacier melting in Greenland and Antarctica can provoke violent tectonic activities such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. Cayce’s predictions remind those of Vanga’s at this point. In 1979 she prophesied that everything would thaw like ice and only Russia would be left untouched.
Translated by Ksenia Sedyakina