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Holistic Center Chicago & Edgar Cayce


The Holistic Center Chicago is located within the Northwest Unity Church.

The  Edgar Cayce A.R.E Holistic Center is one of Chicago area's best kept  secrets. Our Center offers many diverse modalities to guide you on your  path to spiritual development. The practitioners and lecturers, that we  are affiliated with, are professional and well known not only in our  community but many nationally and internationally as well. We realize  your journey is as individual as you are.  Here you will meet like  minded people. We offer an eclectic selection of lectures, workshops,  holistic fairs and a wonderful book store filled with metaphysical  literature including Cayce's work and his holistic health products. ​  The Center is located at 259 E. Central Road in the quaint town of Des  Plaines IL., approximately 20 minutes northwest of the downtown area and  15 minutes north of O'Hare airport.

The Association for Research & Enlightenment

Founded  in 1931, A.R.E. is an international research & educational  organization whose purpose is the preservation & dissemination of  the wisdom contained in more than 14,000 documented readings Cayce gave  throughout his adult life.

Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945)

Edgar  Cayce was an American mysticist who possessed the ability to answer  questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars,  Atlantis and future events while in a trance. These answers came to be  known as "life readings of the entity" and were usually delivered to  individuals while Cayce was hypnotized. This ability gave him the  nickname "The Sleeping Prophet". Cayce founded a nonprofit organization,  the Association for Research and Enlightenment that included a hospital  and a university. He is credited as being the father of holistic  medicine and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. Hundreds  of books have been written about him and his life readings for  individuals. Though Cayce himself was a member of the Disciples of  Christ and lived before the emergence of the New Age Movement, some  consider him the true founder and a principal source of its most  characteristic beliefs. Cayce became a celebrity toward the end of his  life, and he believed the publicity given to his prophecies overshadowed  the more important parts of his work... healing the sick and studying  religion.