The Essential Edgar Cayce, edited by Mark Thurston, from Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., ISBN 1585423157. "Edgar Cayce's trance readings have inspired a vast literature, much of it shallow and ephemeral, focused on the most sensationalistic aspects of the seer's work. What of serious and lasting value can be found in the voluminous Cayce readings? No one is better qualified to answer this question than Mark Thurston. . . . The best available introduction to the readings, compiled and illuminated with commentary by the leading scholar on Cayce." - K. Paul Johnson, author of Edgar Cayce in Context.