This is weird. No, in fact, it's really weird. A week or so ago my wife, Dana, had to go to the dentist, and so she was up earlier than normal, as she had to make a 40-mile drive to Dallas for her appointment at 8AM.
While Dana was showering, I was still in bed, and - for a few moments, at least - lapsed into a semi-awake/semi-asleep state of what I would call definitive hypnagogic proportions.
Very oddly, I have strange memories of my mouth jabbering and babbling on (in typically odd, ridiculous, chattering, channeling-style) about Edgar Cayce being something like "the exalted one," and the most important psychic messenger of our times.
Now, before people get all excited and start shouting that I am on the way to becoming a Contactee-style Channeler, there's something else to be aware of.
Prior to and after the experience, I was working on the Bibliography for my book, The Pyramids and the Pentagon, which is due for publication in June 2012.
And not only does that book contain a great deal of data on Cayce, but the day before the experience I spent an hour or so checking out the references on Cayce that I needed to include in the Bibliography.
So, in other words, there was indeed a very good and absolutely undeniable reason for Cayce to have been on my mind.
But, I have to say the whole experience was a very odd one. And, I have to admit, I got the distinct feeling - in my semi-awake, hypnagogic state - that the data on Cayce was being "downloaded" to me.
Even though - very frustratingly - I can only remember the absolute barest fragments of what I was saying (if indeed there was an audible aspect to this at all, or it was all mind-based).
But, I do recall it was absolutely reeling out of my mouth at high speed.
I think - given that Cayce was a big focus of my attention yesterday in relation to the Bibliography issue mentioned above - it probably was some sort of odd hypnagogic experience.
But, given its very unusual nature, even I have to wonder...
And, no, this is not an early April Fool joke, or some book-promoting trip. This, for what it's worth, is how it happened. And I would be willing to swear to that.
Channeling? A hypnagogic experience? A strange combination of the two? Who knows? I'll keep you posted should more surface...
The photo above was taken by me in 2004 and shows Edgar Cayce's Virginia Beach-based Association for Research and Enlightenment.