Edgar Cayce’s Pole Shift Prediction

Edgar Cayce, the famous American psychic of the 20th century, made many predictions during his readings, including massive changes to magnetic field of planet Earth. In this article, we are going to look at Edgar Cayce’s polar shift predictions.

Edgar Cayce predicted that the Earth’s magnetic poles would shift 16 to 20 degrees between the 1950s and 1990s. Mt. Etna volcano in Italy and Mt. Pelee in Martinique would erupt at the same time, causing floods that would wipe out the West coast of the United States. Cayce called the shift Earth Changes, and that it would be the beginning of the New Age of human experience.

The magnetic poles of Planet Earth

“When there is a shifting of the poles; or a new cycle begins.”
– Edgar Cayce reading 826-8

Scientists studying paleomagnetics have theorized that the magnetic field of the planet has abruptly reversed every 50 000 to 100 000 years, going back 70 million years.

What are our planet’s magnetic poles?

Our planet has two magnetic poles, one at the most northern part of the planet, and the other at the most southern part. Opposite poles attract each other, while the same type of pole repels each other. These two poles are part of the magnetic field that surrounds the planet, and is what makes the use of compasses for navigation possible. The magnetic field is generated by the Earth’s molten core, an ocean of liquid iron 2000 miles beneath the surface. The magnetic field acts as a shelter, and protects us from deadly radiation in our solar system.

According to Cayce, the pole shift is one aspect of what he called Earth Changes

Earth changes include a variety of natural events, including earthquakes, the melting of the polar ice caps, solar flares etc. During his psychic readings he described these sort of earth changes as occurring millions of years ago on our planet, as well as tens of thousands of years ago in the events which destroyed the civilization of Atlantis. He also predicted future earth changes that would cause catastrophic damage.

There will be shifting then of the poles – so that where there has been those of a frigid or the semi-tropical will become the more tropical, and moss and fern will grow. And these will begin in those periods in ‘58 to ‘98, when these will be proclaimed as the periods when His light will be seen again in the clouds. As to times, as to seasons, as to places, alone is it given to those who have named the name – and who bear the mark of those of His calling and His election in their bodies. To them it shall be given.

Who Was Edgar Cayce?

Cayce was a healer and clairvoyant in the United States beginning in the 1920s. He conducted his work by going into a trance state and accessing the Akashic records, which is a psychic record of everything in existence. His readings mostly discussed health and dreams, as well as past lives and the ancient civilization Atlantis. Cayce also made many prophecies for the future, including the destruction of California.

Edgar Cayce Predictions

He described the United States experiencing chaos, with Los Angeles and San Francisco to be amongst the first places to be destroyed. His predictions describe a 16-to-20-degree shift in the poles of planet Earth, as well as Mount Etna in Italy and Mount Pelee in Martinique would erupt together, causing a flood that would destroy the west coast of the United States.

Edgar Cayce on the Ancient Civilizations of Atlantis and Egypt

The Edgar Cayce materials provide fascinating insights into other periods of human history, in particular Egypt, as well as Atlantis, the alleged advanced civilization that existed in 50 000 BC. His readings describe Atlantis as being one of the most advanced civilization that has ever existed. He described Atlantis in great detail, which you can read about here, and also described an Atlantean library being hidden under the Sphinx in Egypt, which you can read about here.

Cayce’s Message of Kindness and Service to others

As Cayce continually did in his readings, he stressed that if enough individual people choose to live as good people, rather than selfishly, the natural disasters we may face in the future can be avoided.

Edgar Cayce Quotes

Over the course of his lifetime Cayce gave over 14 000 readings, which continue to be studied to this day. Often quoted, here are a few of his quotes that are particularly popular today:

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.”
― Edgar Cayce

“Great numbers of children will be born who understand electronics and atomic power as well as other forms of energy. They will grow into scientists and engineers of a new age which has the power to destroy civilization unless we learn to live by spiritual laws.”
― Edgar Cayce

“Birth in the physical is death in the spiritual. Death in the physical is birth in the spiritual.”
― Edgar Cayce, Reincarnation & Karma

“Individuals do not meet by chance. They are necessary in the experiences of others, though they may not always use their opportunities in a spiritual way or manner.”
― Edgar Cayce

Association for Research and Enlightenment, and the Edgar Cayce Center

He moved to Virginia Beach in 1925, and three years later he established a hospital, followed by the Association for Research and Enlightenment in 1931, which he founded as a non-profit organization to facilitate the study of his channelings.

Edgar Cayce Books

Edgar Cayce produced a tremendous number of books in his lifetime discussing the topics explored in his channelings, including Atlantis, reincarnation, etc. Some of the more well-known of Edgar Cayce’s book include:

Reincarnation and Karma

This book has been described as Cayce’s definitive work, and in it he describes how after we die, we are then reborn into another lifetime. He also discusses karma, and how the things we do in this life affect us not only in this life but in future lives as well.

Edgar Cayce on Atlantis

Cayce presents the case that there was an advanced civilization on earth prior to ancient Egypt, and how its legacy still affects us today in modern times. With reincarnation as a central theme to the book, he predicted that Atlantis will one day re-emerge.

Edgar Cayce: Modern Prophet

Four volumes of Cayce’s work in one, this book explores latent psychic abilities, human consciousness, and past lives. The four volumes included are:

  • Edgar Cayce on Prophecy
  • Edgar Cayce on Religion and Psychic Experience
  • Edgar Cayce on Mysteries of the Mind
  • Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation

The Work of Edgar Cayce

During Cayce’s channelings he often discussed dreams, health, healing and wellness, as well as extra sensory perceptions.

He described how all people are psychic to some extent, as it is a “natural ability of the soul”. Regarding extra sensory perception, His work discusses:

  • Telepathy: communication directly from one mind to another
  • Clairvoyance: able to see objects or events in the mind’s eye
  • Precognition: able to see events before they occur
  • Retrocognition: able to see events past events
  • Psychometry: able to see the history of an object

Over two/thirds of Cayce’s channelings were regarding diagnosis and treatment of disease. Much of his work around health was focused on the role of the mind in determining and maintain our physical health. He asserted that the mind is a powerful tool for changing the body and that our thoughts and emotions express themselves in our physical body. Many of his patients came to him as a last resort after consulting conventional doctors, and in a trance, he would diagnose their condition.

Association for Research and Enlightenment, and the Edgar Cayce Center

He moved to Virginia Beach in 1925, and three years later he established a hospital, followed by the Association for Research and Enlightenment in 1931, which he founded as a non-profit organization to facilitate the study of his channelings.


Even as a child, it was apparent that Cayce was highly unusual. Some of the events that occurred during his childhood that shaped who he would go on to become included:

  • He was a devout Christian since childhood, becoming fascinated with the Bible starting at age 10, and he was a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Disciples of Christ church.
  • Cayce grew up on a farm where as a child he claimed to see small beings, as well as his deceased grandfather.
  • He had a vision of an angel in the woods as a child who told him that his prayers were answered and asked what he wanted most of all. His reply was that wanted to help sick children.
  • Cayce demonstrated unusual abilities in school as a child, appearing to be able to receive the answers to exams psychically.

Interesting Facts About Edgar Cayce

  • Edgar Cayce lived from 1877-1945
  • He was Known as “The Sleeping Prophet” because of the manner in which he conducted his channelings
  • He stated that he had 7 past lives which had great impact on his current incarnation as Edgar Cayce.

Recommended Reading

If you’d like to continue researching the work of Edgar Cayce or any of the other topics discussed on this website, you can see which books I recommend by clicking here.

Everet Dee

Everet Dee is a writer and researcher with a passion for metaphysics, philosophy, hidden history, the occult, the esoteric, and religion.

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