TEXT OF READING 281-25
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce
at the Edmonds' home on Pennsylvania Ave., Norfolk, Va., this 17th day of July, 1935, in accordance with request made by the Glad Helpers
P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce
, Conductor, Gladys Davis?
, Steno. Florence & Edith Edmonds, Ruth LeNoir, Abbie Kemp, Myrtle Demaio, Alice Harris, Elizabeth Perry, Delle Connock, Hugh Lynn Cayce?
, Helen Ellington, Margaret Wilkins, Albert White, Frances Morrow & Esther Wynne.
R E A D I N G
Time of Reading 3:40 to 4:40 P. M.
1. GC: You will have before you the Glad Helpers
, members of which are present here, and their study and work in relation to spiritual healing. First you will give six affirmations to be sent those on our prayer list. Then you will have before you the Temple Beautiful in Egypt at about the period 10,500 B.C. after the return of the High Priest RA-TA?
from banishment. You will describe in detail this temple and the services held in it, explaining how an understanding of the work carried on there may be of help to us now in carrying forward our healing study and work. You will answer the questions.
2. EC: Yes, we have the group as gathered here, as a group and as individuals, and the work of the Glad Helpers
3. In giving the affirmations, let them be prepared in such a manner that they will be preserved by those to whom they may be sent. As for those in the present:
4. The FIRST: LORD
, THOU ART MY DWELLING PLACE. ABIDE THOU, O GOD
, IN THE TEMPLE OF MY BODY, THAT IT MAY BE WHOLLY AS THOU WOULD HAVE IT.
5. The SECOND: LET THE JOY OF THE LORD
FILL MY MIND
, MY BODY, QUICKENING THE SPIRIT
, THAT THE DEEDS THAT ARE DONE MAY BE ACCEPTABLE IN HIS SIGHT.
6. The THIRD: LORD
, KEEP THOU MY WAYS. LET ME FIND JOY AND PLEASURE IN MANIFESTING SUCH A LIFE THAT IT MAY GIVE HOPE AND HELP AND CHEER TO OTHERS.
7. The FOURTH: LORD
, THE MAKER OF HEAVEN
, THE GIVER OF THE CHRIST
IN THE HEARTS OF MEN, QUICKEN THOU THE SPIRIT
WITHIN, THAT THY LIGHT
, THY LOVE
, MAY BE MANIFESTED THROUGH ME.
8. The FIFTH: LORD
, THOU ART MY REDEEMER. IN THE CHRIST
DO WE SEEK TO KNOW THEE THE BETTER. LET LOVE
AND HEALTH, LET JOY AND PROSPERITY OF THE LORD
QUICKEN MY WAYS.
9. The SIXTH: LORD
, THOU ART THE GIVER OF ALL GOOD AND PERFECT GIFTS MAY THE LIGHT
OF THY COUNTENANCE IN CHRIST
SHINE UPON ME NOW, MAKING FOR THE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE LOVE
THOU HAST PROMISED IN HIM.
10. The SEVENTH: LORD
, MAKER OF HEAVEN
AND ALL THEREIN. LET THE LOVE
OF THE CHRIST
BE MY GUIDE, THAT MY BODY, MY MIND
, MAY BE WHOLE IN THEE: AND THUS BE THE CHANNEL OF A BLESSING TO OTHERS.
11. The EIGHTH: LORD
, THOU ART MY DWELLING PLACE. QUICKEN THE SPIRIT
WITHIN ME THAT THOU MAY HAVE THY WAY WITH ME, THAT I MAY BE THE GREATER CHANNEL OF BLESSINGS TO OTHERS.
12. The NINTH that as written over the door of the Temple Beautiful:
13. PARCOI ?
, LEAD THOU THE WAY. I COMMIT MY BODY, MY MIND
, TO BE ONE WITH THEE.
14. In giving a description that ye who seek might understand, and the associations of that ye seek to accomplish in and with the bodies and the minds of those ye contact through thy efforts in this direction, know first - from that ye have had given thee - the conditions that existed at the time. Many of you here were both in and of the temple service, whether in the purifications
in the Temple of Sacrifice?
or the Temple Beautiful. In the Temple of Sacrifice?
there were the altars to cleanse the bodies of those things that hindered in body, that were emblematical of the source of the stumblingblock. In the Temple Beautiful there were the expressions of the service as an activity to maintain and to purify the bodies for the necessary associations of spiritual
understandings in material bodies.
15. Do not, my children, confuse thine bodies of today with those attributes of same, with the conditions existent in the Temple Beautiful.
16. In structure, this: There had been gathered from all the nations of the earth
that which represented from their environ, their surrounding, the most beautiful gift; that it might be a reminder of those, to those, that purified or gave themselves in service or activity there, of the beauty of service of EVERY land in this preparation of the bodies for their greater service and for their intermingling with those of the earth's environ as well as enabling the servants, the workers, the priestess, the prophetess, those that labored - or joyously gave themselves - to give their activity for others.
17. The materials outwardly were of the mountains nigh unto the upper waters of the Nile.
18. It was in the form of the pyramid?
, within which was the globe - which represented to those who served there a service to the world.
19. The furnishings may be surmised from the fact that the most beautiful things from each land were gathered there; gold
, onyx, iron
, silk, satins, linen.
20. As to the manner of the service there: The individuals having cleansed themselves of those appendages that hindered, came not merely for the symbolic understanding. For these, to be sure, were all symbolized - the faults, the virtues of man, in all his seven stages of development - in the light or the lamp borne by those who served as the Light Bearers?
to those who entered for their initiation?
, or for their preparation to be that as given by the teachers - even RA-TA?
21. Laying aside those things that easily beset the sons of men, ye as ye enter here, put thy whole trust in the one God
, that ye may be all things unto all men, thereby crucifying thine own desires that they - thy brethren - may know the Lord
22. In the activities then, there were first the songs, the music
, as we have indicated that YE sing: Ar-r-r - Ou-u - Ur-r (Har-rrrrr-aum says Dr. I. C. Sharma); which makes for the losing of even the association of the body with that save the VIBRATIONS of which the body was then composed; yea now is, though encased in a much more hardened matter
, as to materiality; which made for the vibrating of same with light
, that BECOMES color
, that becomes tone
, that becomes activity.
23. Seek then IN tone
, all of you: Ar-r-r-r-r-AR (Har-rrrrr-aum says Dr. I. C. Sharma); that ye may know how the emanations, that are termed as the colors of the body, make for the expression then given.
24. With the music
came then the dance, that enabled those with the disturbing forces and influences to become more erect, upright in body, in thought
, in activity.
25. Then there was the giving by the Prophetess of the seal of life
that was set upon each and every one who passed through these experiences, how or in what field of activity the relationships were of an individual to its fellow man in maintaining material existence; being in the world yet not OF the world.
26. THESE then, made for that as ye have in thine experiences in the present expressed: First in cleanliness, in purifying of the body, in the washing in blood
, in water, that ye may be purified before thyself first and then before others. The anointing with the incense, making for the raising of that ye know as thine senses or perception or consciousness
of the activities to all the faults, by comparison, as arose among others.
27. From those activities ye have that first as thine service of preparation, of birth, of consecration, of purification
, of those things that later become the hospitalization, the care of the ill in body, in mind
; the divinations of those tempted from within and those tempted from without. Little study is made in the present of this phase of man's experience.
28. The teaching, the preparation, the ministering, the song
, the music
, the activities that give expression, arise in man's experience from those activities in the Temple Beautiful.
29. Ye ask, where is this now? Disintegrated and in that sphere ye may enter, and some have entered, where these are sealed as with the seven seals of the law
in that these experiences now become as those of thine activities among thy fellow man.
30. Then, in using and in applying and associating same with thine activities in that experience, and that manner in which ye may use same in the present:
31. So attune thyselves that ye may harken, not as to an experience only; but rather LIVE and BE the experience in the hearts of those that are seeking to find their way; whether in the troubles of the body, of the mind
, or whether they are lost among those turmoils of the cry, "This way - That way" - Here and there. Be the experience to someone to light
their lives, their bodies, their minds to thy LIVING Lord
, thy brother, the Christ
! For He has promised in His words in thine own heart
, that keeps the hope, that keeps the fires of thine own heart
aflame, "Ye finding me may know the JOY of the Lord
32. As many of you served there, as many experienced those purifications
for an active service among their fellow man in an INDIVIDUAL experience, so may ye purify thy minds and thy bodies, or purify thy BODIES that thy MIND
may put ON Christ
, the garments of a living Lord
, that ye may be not as ones stumbling, as ones fearful of this or that, but SURE and CERTAIN in the joys of a risen Lord
; that indeed thy body in its expressions may be the Temple BEAUTIFUL for thy LIVING Lord
33. He thy brother, thy Christ
, hath given that God
of the LIVING way! He IS Life
! He IS Love
. He IS Beauty. He IS Harmony
. He IS Music
. He IS the rhythm of the body in Dance that is a service to thy God
. Though others make slight of thy manner of speech, of thy body, of thy walks, of thy ways, hold fast to Him; grudging no one, loving all. For as given, in thy preparation, in the indication and the vindication in thine service there, SELF
is lost in the love
of thy fellow man through the joy of the Lord
34. Ready for questions.
35. (Q) What were the symbols of the seven
stages of man's development?
(A) The world as the beetle. Birth as the cockerel. The Mind
as the serpent?
as the hawk. The varied activities in the cross
, the crown?
, the gate, the door, the way.
36. (Q) (540): In which temple was I most active? What were my activities in same?
(A) This depends upon the periods in which this may be considered. In the early portion of the activities of the entity, it was in the Temple of Sacrifice?
or of purification
. In the latter portion, when there had been those cleansings of the feet in thy own service there, then the activities were in the Temple Beautiful; as a guard to those as they proceeded from one symbol to another in their journey about the Temple.
Here it may be well that there be given a concept of what is meant by the journey, or what journey is meant. As indicated, it, the globe within the pyramid?
without, was four forty and four cubits (twenty-seven and one-half inches was a cubit then, or a mir (?) then). (GD's note: The pronunciation was MYRRH?
.) The height was four and twenty and forty and four mir (?), making then that in the form of the ova, or the egg in its ovate form.
From station to station in the seven phases or seals or stands or places
of the activities, they were such as to make each station lead from one to another by ever crossing the one; making the continued web.
37. (Q) (585): What part did I take in services in the Temple Beautiful?
(A) The announcer with the cymbal?
38. (Q) (5773): Please give me the information as to whether or not I was in the Temple Beautiful. If so, please give that service which I rendered.
(A) An observer of those seals wherein the effects of the sojourns in the varied activities were to be seen, or the effects from the planetary sojourn. Hence a KEEPER of seals there. Interest in astrology
, arises from same.
39. (Q) (603): Was I in the Temple Beautiful and what part did I take in the services?
(A) In the station where thy weakness now appears. Take this home with thee and find what thou must do!
A giving of the station, the symbol in that stage where the birth of the entity, the soul
, was from materiality into materiality, or the mystic forces as considered of how thought
in its flow makes for associations of ideas as to make for the conscious consciousness
of the entity.
40. (Q) (618):
(A) The priestess.
41. (Q) (5774):
(A) In the records of that given for each in the journey OUT of the Temple to material application. Or, to put in the parlance of today, a secretary to the stations.
42. (Q) (993): I would appreciate as much information concerning the Temple Beautiful as would be of help to me. I have a great inner urge to know more about this Temple and its purpose
to man at this time. Does this Temple not have a close connection with Destiny?
? If so, please give.
(A) As the entity was the prophetess to those, it WOULD make the indication to the entity of a definite association or connection with destinies. But Destiny?
, as ye have studied and as ye have learned: God
hath not willed that any soul should perish but hath with each temptation?
provided a way of approach.
Hence man with his free will
makes for whether the body is AS the temple of the living God
or the Temple Beautiful, with its various stations as represented in the various phases of His experience; as is shown in the body itself in ALL of those urges as arise through emotions, through mind
, through association, through purifying, through consecration?
, through determination?
, through knowledge
, through the attributes that become a portion of same.
As ye have seen in that thou hast given, may give, that led the many, that opened the way to many, it, the temple, thy temple, thy body, thy mind
, thy portion of the God-Consciousness may be aroused and awakened to the abilities within self
to assist in those becoming aware of the necessity of arousing to the destinies of the body, the mind
, the soul
43. (Q) (560): May I have a message bearing upon that period of time in the Temple Beautiful that may be helpful to me in this experience?
(A) Thou in thine office ever was as the one that tended, gathered, comforted those as they passed from station or phase or experience. In encouraging, in comforting, know that thou in thine service now may give that encouraging word, that aid, that comfort, by the touch of thy hand, by the sound of thy voice, by the SURENESS of thy purpose
, by the centralizing of thy ideals in Him.
44. (Q) (413): Did I take part in the services in the Temple Beautiful?
(A) In bringing others to their activities there, in aiding those that faltered or made for aggrandizement of self
, AFTER their initiation?
. So, within, without. And in the present as thou risest at times to those heights sublime in thy visions of peace and harmony
, thou mayest bring help to the experience of a soul
that is scared, fearful, laxing or disturbed. So hast thou seen, and so dost thou see those things that make for the faltering steps, bringing help to the maimedness in the experiences of those that have - as it were - taken hold and yet faltered. KEEP thy faith.
45. We are through for the present.
As a Man Thinketh
Mind Over Matter