The following is the first reading given to
the first Search for God group.
T0262-001 * [Pg 1]
TEXT OF READING 262-1
This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the home of Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Barrett, in
Washington Manor, Washington Park, Norfolk, Virginia, this 14th day of September, 1931, in
accordance with request made by those present. These individuals came together for the
purpose of forming a group to study the information received through the psychic forces of
P R E S E N T
Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Minnie Barrett, C. A. Barrett, Esther Wynne, Helena Storey,
Hannah Miller, Florence Edmonds, Edith Edmonds, Mrs. A. F.
Black, Mrs. F. M. Freeman, Mrs. T. P. W. Morrow, C. W.
Rosborough, Mrs. C. W. Rosborough, Hugh Lynn Cayce, Mildred
R E A D I N G
Time of Reading
8:00 P. M.
1. GC: You will have before you the group gathered in this room, who desire - as a group -
to be guided through these forces as to how they may best be a channel in presenting to
the world the truth and light needed. You will answer the questions which this group will
2. EC: Yes, we have the group - as a group - as gathered here,
seeking to be a channel that they, as a group, as individuals, may be - and give - the
light to the waiting world.
3. As each have gathered here - as each gathered here has been
associated in their various experiences in the earth, as each has prepared themselves for
a channel through these experiences - so may they, as a group, combine their efforts in a
cooperative manner to give to the individual, the group, the classes, the masses, that as
they receive, as they have gained in this experience. [See 262-3, Par. 18-A, 19-A.]
4. To some are given to be teachers, to some are given to be healers, to some are given to
be interpreters. Let each, then, do THEIR job and their part WELL, IN the manner as is
given TO them, knowing - in the forces as manifest through them - they become, then, a
light in THEIR own respective action and field of endeavor. As the forces manifest in
their various ways and manners, to some will be given those of prophecy, to some will be
given those of teaching, to some will be given those of ministration, to some as
Then, in the ways as they present themselves; for, as has been given, he that receives
shall give, he that cometh together in that name that will give, even as has been
promised, "as I have given and am IN the Father, so in ME may YE do as I have done,
and GREATER things than I have done shall ye do, for I go TO the Father, and ye in me, as
ye ask in my name, so shall it be DONE unto you!"
5. Then, as there cometh in the minds, hearts, souls of each, so will there be given - in
that selfsame hour - THAT as YE shall do!
6. Ready for questions.
7. (Q) Outline for us the steps which we must take that we may
become more of one mind, that we may be of the greatest influence for good.
(A) As should be for each to learn that first LESSON as should be given unto others: Let
all dwell together in mind as of one purpose, one aim; or, FIRST learn cooperation!
Learn what that means in a WAITING, in a WATCHFUL, in a world SEEKING TO
know, TO see, a sign. There, as has been given, will only BE the sign GIVEN TO those that
have drunk of the cup that MAKES for cooperation in EVERY SENSE of enlightening a seeking
desiring world. Cast not pearls before swine, neither be thou over-anxious for the moment.
WAIT ye on the Lord; for, as has been promised, he that SEEKS shall find,
and ye WILL receive - each of you - powers from on high. USE
that in a constructive, in a manner as befits that desire of the group, of each. Think not
of thine OWN desire, but let that mind be in you as was in Him, as may be in all those
SEEKING the way.
8. (Q) If it be acceptable to the [higher or universal] forces, direct us as to how
we may best prepare a course of lessons for this and similar groups.
(A) First let each prepare themselves and receive that as will be given unto each in THEIR
RESPECTIVE sphere of development, of desire, of ability. The first LESSON - as has been
given - learn what it means to cooperate in ONE mind, in GOD'S way; for, as each would
prepare themselves, in meditating day and night, in "What wilt thou have ME do, O
Lord?" and the ANSWER WILL be DEFINITE, clear, to each as are gathered here, will
they seek in His name; for He is AMONG
you in this present hour, for all as SEEK are in that attitude of prayer. Pray YE, that ye
may be ACCEPTABLE to Him in thy going ins and coming outs; for holy is he that seeks to be
a light to his brother; and faints not in the trials nor the temptations, for He tempts
NONE beyond that they are ABLE to bear. Bear ye one another's burdens, in that each fills
his OWN heart - as is GIVEN, ANSWER when He calls - "Here am I, send me."
9. (Q) What would be the best subject for the first lesson?
(A) Cooperation. Let each seek for that as will be THEIR part in this lesson, and IT will
be given each as THEY ask for for same. [See affirmation for the lesson given in 262-3.]
10. We are through for the present.
Copy to File
" " Ass'n
" " L. B. Cayce
[Copy in lesson form (for loose-leaf book) to each individual
present. Extra copy to Hannah Miller to send to her husband,
Capt. Noah Miller. Copy to Minnie Wood Miller, 1/18/36.
For the first year or two copies were sent to various absent
A.R.E. members who expressed an interest in studying the