The following is an excerpt from a pro-Cayce article: Cayce and his family were Bible-reading Christians. This writer was told in psychic development classes prior to being a Christian that the Akashic Records were like a giant file cabinet in the astral realm. Afterward, when the kingdom of God is established, souls from the lower afterlife realms will be permitted to reincarnate. Theosophy is a fusion of Hinduism, Gnosticism, and occult esotericism. With four campuses spanning 72 miles, there is a campus near you. First, he traveled to Egypt where, as an infant, Jesus was taken after his birth by his parents to flee Herod as the Gospel of Matthew states. With Casey's character openly admitting, without seeming conceited, that he and Jesus Christ are in some way similar, it continues to bluntly let the reader come to realize that Casey was indeed meant to be the Christ figure of this book.
In the very beginning of the novel Steinbeck states that she is a citadel, the center and last defense of the family. Intertwined within the plot and the intercalary chapters of the story is a profound use of symbolism in various forms and with many meanings. Adam as the Christ soul joined his twin soul Eve in allowing himself to be seduced by materiality himself. Is Oedipus an alter Christus besides. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shown you from my Father; for which of these do you stone me? Cayce's readings while in trance were initially medical, but later turned increasingly to the spiritual.
Thus, Cayce allowed himself to be deceived by the very voice he had been doubting! This is why Jesus incarnated, to live the perfect life and be the spotless lamb who pays the penalty for sins. Introduction to Cayce's Revelations of the Christ The system of metaphysical thought which emerges from the Cayce material can be described as a of ancient Egypt, Chaldea, Persia, India, and Greece. Among the early , Joshua is considered a type of Jesus Christ. However, the majority of each characters' individuality happens to lie within what they symbolize in the microcosm of the Joad family and their acquaintances, which itself stands for the entire migrant population of the Great Depression era. In the novel, Jim Casey brings along religious stability and hope to the families migrating West.
They realise that life is not only about personal happiness, but the happiness and wellbeing of others. Character 2: Name: Ma Joad Role in Novel: Ma keeps the family together in the toughest moments not letting them split up. In The Grapes of Wrath, it is seen that hard times bring people together. Yet the Cayce material agrees with everything about them that is known to be authentic. According to the Cayce material and Christian Gnosticism, their banishment from the Garden of Eden was actually a great blessing because death and reincarnation are designed to draw our attention away from materiality and the flesh, and toward our true spiritual nature.
The Jesus and the Christ spirit taught by Edgar Cayce are false and contrary to God's revelation and to the true Jesus Christ. Those are the characters of Jim Casey and Pa Joad. In essence, Cayce identifies all these Biblical personalities to be psychic revelators. Jim Casy, a personal favorite character, is an ex-preacher that meets with a former worshiper, Tom Joad. Jesus and Eastern Mysticism According to Cayce, Jesus was sixteen years old when his education about the ways of the ancient teachers began. Steinbeck manages to give Jim Casey the exact initials as the historical savior J.
Note that all these incarnations of Jesus, as Cayce describes them, have in common their role as psychic revelators: Amilius was the first expression of Divine Mind ; the Christ-soul before his incarnation into a physical body corresponding to. There were numerous Gnostic sects but some Gnostic views have influenced present day beliefs. However, the majority of each characters' individuality happens to lie within what they symbolize in the microcosm of the Joad family and their acquaintances, which itself stands for the entire migrant population of the Great Depression era. Layne then suggested that Cayce offer trance healings to the public, which he did. Despite all their hardships they even grow closer as they learn the importance of family and community. All humans think of a home as a place for comfort.
. One of the views was that Jesus only appeared to have a body Docetism. Cayce and the Infancy Gospel of James agree that Jesus was born in a cave. However, through the hardships of travel, their loss of friends and the obstacles they overcome, they learn to live together. Jesus is the only Messiah, the only Chrst The name Jesus Christ is because Jesus is the name given to him at birth on earth but Christ is his title, and he is the only one who ever had this title, and is the only one who can have this title.
Much of the information from Cayce has solved some of the greatest mysteries of humanity, some of which were later and the early Christian writings discovered in Egypt. The Zoroastrian priests seized him and abandoned him to the wilderness to be devoured by wild beasts but he escapes anyway. These records are accessible through certain psychic gifts or powers. When times get rough women are the foundation to the family and help keep things together. Cayce also identified as an incarnation of the Jesus-entity. Yet, Casey's relation to Christ goes beyond such mere coincidences, and plays out rather in their similar plans of action.
In fact there are many parallels between the life of Joseph and Jesus. Wendy Treat is a wife, mother, grandmother, pastor, teacher, international conference speaker, and role model. The numerous parallels between the figure of the king Oedipus and the figure of Christ in the Scriptures prompts the reader to ask the above question. Yet another similarity between Jim Casey and Jesus Christ can be seen when Casey decides to venture off and join a union group in order to prevent. The chief lama finally relented to Notovitch's requests to examine the records.