Psychic medium Sharon Tenney never imagined that she would one day work at the Edgar Cayce (A.R.E.) Medical Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona and even though she had some personal paranormal experiences, she certainly did not believe that she possessed any psychic gifts.
In 1977, this petite and gifted woman lived in Buffalo, New York but moved whenever a job she wanted became available to her. Over the years, she found suitable employment in a variety of fields as everything from a social worker and art instructor, to a journalism teacher, chef and assistant to a chief probation officer. Although her career path took many turns, there was one thing that remained constant in her life – she knew that she had lived before even though she could not provide any solid evidence that reincarnation even existed. She knew because she consciously remembered her past lives.
One day, a friend was visiting from out of town and during a ride in his new car, Tenney was mesmerized by the music that filled the air. It was the Pachelbel Canon in D. Major by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel but she had never heard it before.
“I was so enchanted and asked what it was. He wouldn’t tell me. Houdi merely said, ‘I will send you a record of it, I want to make sure you have the best recording.’”
The following week, the record arrived through the mail from the Musical Heritage Society.
“I decided to make this a special treat for myself,” Tenney said. “I made a pot of freshly brewed tea, lit some candles, burned sweet incense and put on the record. With the cold winter snow outside and the warmth of the heated inside, I relaxed on the sofa.”
What happened next would be suitable for slipping into a ‘beyond belief’ file.
“As I gazed at the white wall across from the sofa, I listened to the sweet violins of the Canon. The violins began to swell and as they did, suddenly… out of nowhere… appeared a MOVIE in MID-AIR in front of me! It was about three feet tall, and two and a half feet wide – in color. It looked like a movie does that is projected on a wall without a screen – sort of transparent. I couldn’t believe my eyes!”
Tenney was completely rapt by what she witnessed right in front of her.
“I continued to stare at this ‘movie,’” she noted. “It appeared to be in a castle ballroom.”
She could actually see ‘the stones of the castle” and a couple was slowly dancing. The woman wore a hooped dress and the man sported ruffled cuffs. Both of them had powdered wigs on their heads.
“As they continued to dance, I began to sob and cried out, ‘That’s the happiest I’ve ever been; that’s the happiest I’ve ever been.’ At the same time, I kept thinking in my head, ‘I must be going crazy; I must be going crazy.’”
She continued watching the movie until the Canon finished “and then just as suddenly as it appeared, it disappeared. I had NO idea what to make of it. And I knew no one who was interested in paranormal things. I was alone.”
Over the years that followed, her personal experiences with past life recall spurred her on to study the work of the famous psychic medium, Edgar Cayce (1877-1945). Cayce would go into a deep trance-like state during which he relayed messages from spirits to their loved ones. Most of his readings focused on health concerns for which Cayce would prescribe various natural cures.
“He gave over 14,000 readings in his lifetime, and most of them were all transcribed and remain in a collection at the A.R.E. – Association for Research and Enlightenment – in Virginia Beach, Virginia… He later gave ‘life’ readings for people on past lives, psychic topics and many other subjects.”
She had begun attending yoga classes and heard someone mention Cayce’s name.
“For some reason, it intrigued me and I bought the book Edgar Cayce, the Sleeping Prophet by Jess Stern. Suddenly, it became clear to me. The concepts discussed were things I had never been taught but intuitively felt.”
Although the concept of reincarnation is more easily accepted today, it certainly was not during Cayce’s time. His family was “deeply religious.” In fact, it is said that as a child, “he began to read the Bible from front to back, and did so for every year of his life.” It took him quite some time to come to terms with the idea but even then, he preferred to call it “The Continuity of Life.”
Edgar Cayce, The Sleeping Psychic and Why I Admire Him
Association for Research & Enlightenment
The Edgar Cayce Remedy Resource Table
See Part 2: Psychic medium shares amazing past life group experience