For Sharon Tenney, 1977 was “quite special and packed with new experiences.” Then during the winter of 1978, she became an administration assistant at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Holistic Health Clinic with doctors Bill and Gladys McGarey in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The treatments there, she said, are “based on Cayce’s medical readings and incorporated a wide range of modalities.”
When she first arrived at the clinic, she walked from office to office.
“The clinic was an old motel where the rooms had been made into various offices. There was also a swimming pool in the middle of the complex, palm trees shaded the yard and a fig tree stood tall at the very end.”
While she wandered around, Tenney heard music and can you imagine? It was the Pachelbel Canon.
“I couldn’t believe my ears! I finally went up to the clinic nurse, Peggy, and told her about my experience the first time I heard that piece of music. All she said was, ‘We know more about it than that.’ I was stunned.”
Tenney went on to relate what happened about six months after she joined the clinic.
“There was a huge staff gathering at the ‘Oak House,’ a house that the clinic owned and used mainly for out-of-town medical patients and guests. At this staff gathering, one of the exercises we were instructed to do was to meditate to music: Music and Memory, it was called.” Each person found a “separate place” in the house and quietly waited for the music to begin. “During the hour of music, one of the pieces played was the Pachelbel Canon.”
But this time, she had no vision. After the exercise finished, they gathered in the living room to share their experiences.
Tenney noted that “about 75 percent of the participants recalled “the same castle ballroom memory.” As each one spoke of their memory,” they managed to piece the puzzle together.
“It was in France and we were the upper class (Well, I can see I must have done something wrong with money then, because I sure don’t have it now!). As the ball progressed, the French Revolution had begun, and soldiers raced in and interrupted the ball.”
A number of people at the Oak House began to cry.
“So many of us had lost sons or husbands, or other family to the war. One man remembered having to leave the country as he was part of the government then. It was so overwhelming to hear each story so like mine.”
In 1980 Tenney left the clinic and settled in Colorado but she still maintained her friendships with some of the people she came to know. She also came away from the holistic center with plenty of great memories.
“I wish Edgar Cayce was still around,” she said but added that she was “fortunate enough” to meet his son, Hugh Lynn Cayce, as well as Jess Stern, author of Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet.
She was also thrilled to meet Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004), who was a patient at the clinic. Kübler-Ross was originally from Zürich, Switzerland and later moved to Scottsdale. She was a psychiatrist and a true pioneer in the study of near death experiences. In 1969, her book entitled On Death and Dying, which focused on her theory of the ‘five stages of grief,’ became a best seller.
Tenney went on to work at the University of Colorado’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She thoroughly enjoyed her time there and worked closely with people like Sam Archibald, who was staff director of the Special Subcommittee on Government Information in 1955. He remained as such until the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) became law in 1966.
In 1986, she moved to New York state where she became the CEO and owner of the Buffalo Community School, which offered “various classes and teachers throughout the entire city” for free to those who needed them. Then after about a one-year stint (1988-1990) as owner and chef at Wheatfu (trademarked) in Seattle, Washington, Tenney realized that her efforts were not paying off.
She has had quite a storied career over the years, working as a supervising psychotherapist for teens and their families in Santa Cruz County, California and then another 14 years as an assistant to the chief probation officer. For 17 years, she also taught art classes for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department called How to Draw Realistically – Right Brain. Drawing. She also volunteered for a year as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher.
Today, she offers a range of services as a psychic medium in Santa Cruz. She is clairaudient (clear hearing), clairvoyant (clear seeing) and clairsenetient (clear feeling). According to her Linked-In profile, she has “felt, seen or heard” voices and people during her readings.
“Sometimes they are mental images and other times, they are actual manifestations of spirit…” As well, she is able to go into a “trance-like state,” but remains awake. However, there are times, she noted, when she cannot remember what was said. The only thing she asks of her clients is NOT to give her any information beforehand about people who have passed because the information received is the only way that the truth of the reading can be properly validated.
Recalling her time working at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Holistic Health Clinic, Tenny said she would never forget the group’s reincarnation experience.
“I will never, ever forget that wonderful, yet surprising, group karma experience,” Tenney said. “What a wonderful affirmation and confirmation to know that we not only travel through time and space but we also travel with our friends.
And then she added, “You never know. We might too, be linked by time and space. I might not remember your face and name but I could never forget your soul!”
Sharon Tenney’s web site
Edgar Cayce on Philosophy and Reincarnation
Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Holistic Health Clinic on Facebook
Edgar Cayce’s View of Health and Healing
Hugh Lynee Cayce explains “The Force’
Edgar Cayce’s Health Database