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EC Legacy  Who Was Who  - Those I Knew 

  I – Gladys Davis Turner

Gladys Davis Turner was Edgar Cayce’s secretary.  It was she who recorded the majority of the sessions of the sleeping Cayce that contain a wealth of information on every subject imaginable.  Her experiences with Edgar Cayce are documented in My Years With Edgar Cayce, by Mary Ellen Carter (Harper & Row)


I met Gladys in the early 1960’s in Virginia Beach when I attended my first workshop there.  I felt an immediate rapport with her and throughout the years after I moved to Virginia Beach, I followed her around eagerly devouring any tidbit of information she would divulge.  She attended our wedding and would come to hear me sing on Wednesdays at the Marshalls. 


My personal remembrances of Gladys are condensed in ARE Remembrances and her past lives are documented in the Cayce Soul Group and the Who Was Who: three of the ARE of NY Shining Lights.

ARE Remembrances - Cayce Soul Group

ARE Remembrances – Memories of interaction with those in Virginia Beach and NY who had Life Readings from the sleeping Cayce.  By Elyse Curtis, Ph.D. (Astral Projections Press)


Past Lives: Edgar Cayce Soul Group - The individuals who incarnated with the Cayce soul: many of whom became involved with his work.  Elyse Curtis, Ph. D. (Astral Projections Press)


WHO WAS WHO - A Past-Life Directory Based on the Edgar Cayce Discourses  By Elyse Curtis, Ph.D. (Astral Projections Press)                                                             Book Order Form  

Who Was Who


Gladys’ appearances in the Who Was Who relevant to her life as Edgar Cayce’s secretary in America were from spirit in the astral plane to the united physical in Atlantis, to the female in Ancient Egypt, and Persia, again as spirit in Macedonia and the Holy Land to France during the time of Louis XV and the period of the American Civil War. 


Because of her encouragement of my research, I dedicated the Who Was Who to her.    

History of The Who Was Who

“Your Who Was Who is a tour de force, an excellent research tool.” -

Jeannette M. Thomas, Administrator of Records Edgar Cayce Foundation 4/8/1997


In the early 1970's while living in Virginia Beach, I conceived the idea to write a book about the incarnations of Edgar Cayce.  I told Gladys Davis about this.  No one had done the past lives before, so she thought it was an excellent idea and gave the project her blessings.  In the process of researching the lives of Edgar Cayce, it was a major effort for me to stay focused and not get caught up in the maze of characters from Atlantis to Early America because the material was so fascinating.  After months of research in the library, I came up with a synopsis and outline of the chapters, which I submitted to Hugh Lynn and Gladys.  Being a playwright, I used some of the dramatic vernacular, like “setting the stage,” the “cast of characters,” etc.  Hugh Lynn thought the book was a good idea, but felt that the time was not right, because they hoped to have a film of Edgar Cayce coming out soon.  He thought it would conflict with the movie (which, unfortunately, never got made). Interestingly, the vernacular of my synopsis for the Lives of Edgar Cayce later appeared in a version of that story.


More than twenty years later, the original research that I painstakingly did in 1973, before the readings were available on CD Rom, became the basis for the Who Was Who.  Published in 1996, it not only documented the incarnations of the Edgar Cayce soul group, but listed the complete 7,499 entries gleaned from the 1,919 Life Readings and incarnations of others given through association. Relatives and acquaintances often incarnated in the same eras and were advised to parallel their Readings for past relationships, which I did in the Who Was Who.  This became a boon to researchers later as the Who Was Who became their bible.  With the exception of 150 universally recognized prominent personages, most of the incarnations were of ordinary people. A few noted persons, like Nicodemus and Bartholomew were mentioned in other types of readings for those individuals or in Life Readings for other people. Judas was confirmed as being a present acquaintance of one of the soul group.  Past lives of some prominent persons like Henry Ford (See [464]) and the Duke of Windsor (See [3031]) (who were in the earth plane at the time of the individual Readings) also came through. Most significantly, many of the characters that interacted with Jesus were identified by name as were his past incarnations. This became Son of God/Son of Man, another challenging offshoot of the Who Was Who in the 1970’s, which I corroborated strictly with historical data. 


Both The Edgar Soul Group and the Who Was Who were cited in Louis Fournier’s new book, Dictionary of Edgar Cayce Identities, as thanks for the contributions to his work:


Two books deserve special mention:  Past Lives The Edgar Cayce Soul Group and Who Was Who, both by Dr. Elyse Curtis.  The first provides a great deal of information about how Cayce family members and friends were associated in past lives and their names in past lives as well as their I.D. numbers.  Dr. Curtis is a graduate of Atlantic University, a former resident of Virginia Beach, and a member of the New York ARE.  She still maintains many active courses and programs about Edgar Cayce and related subjects….”  

Who Was Who became the source for the twelve-volume Past Lives series that covers the individuals and eras from Atlantis to Early America.  The Who Was Who, a crowning research project by an ARE of NY member, which was submitted to ARE Press at the suggestion of Jeanette Thomas, from the Edgar Cayce Foundation, was rejected and [the submission] published [by ARE Press] as Edgar Cayce on the Reincarnation of Famous People, Edgar Cayce on the Reincarnation of Biblical Characters, [Followed by] The Persian Legacy, Mythic Troy,  Edgar Cayce’s Egypt.   Also, according to Sidney Kirkpatrick it was an invaluable research tool for Edgar Cayce An American Prophet.

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Researcher: Elyse Curtis, Ph. D.

The Rev. Dr. Elyse Curtis (Ph. D. Union, Graduate Fellowship NYU, MA Atlantic Univesity, BA Fordham U, MSC All Faiths International Seminary), Professor of Religion and Transpersonal Arts, Artistic Director of Broadway Tomorrow Musical Theatreof the Spirit, actor/dramatist/song writer, author/researcher and creator of Revelation Theology and Science of Light Transpersonal Arts Ministry, has been a student of the Cayce material since 1956, a consistent ARE volunteer in Virginia Beach, where she worked for headquarters as a singer at the Marshalls with her husband, pianist Norman Curtis, and  in NY since 1964 through two separate ARE’s of NY and four locations, where she served on the council in both and as bookstore manager for 14 years.  Currently, Dr. Curtis, whose life has been dedicated to service and study of The Bible, is creator/facilitator of the Revelation and Bible Study/Cayce Forum Study Groups, and Atlantic U. Ambassador.                                              www.solministry.com      Twitter     


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