How Bob Smith found Edgar Cayce’s lost memoirs

Bob Smith — A. Robert Smith — died the other day.

I didn’t know Bob well, but I liked him a lot. I met him by way of Bob Friedman, as I recall, back before Bob and I founded Hampton Roads Publishing Co. in 1989. He was a good man — honest, gentle, intelligent, humorous, knowledgeable, wise — I mean, what else do you want?

I thought I would put a link to an obit here, but I have been unable to find one. So for the moment we’ll have to let this little bit of information suffice . Bob was an award-winning journalist and was founding editor (and editor for 20 years) of Venture Inward, a magazine for members of the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) , the organization founded by Virginia Beach psychic Edgar Cayce.  Before that, he had been an editorial writer, and a Washington correspondent for The Oregonian. He was the author of ten books, including a biography of Wayne Morse; No Soul Left Behind; God Gave Me a Mulligan; and a novel, Ben Franklin’s Secret Love.

in searching, for the obit that i didn’t find, I came up with this story he wrote for the A.R.E. which shouldn’t be lost.  Enjoy.

2 thoughts on “How Bob Smith found Edgar Cayce’s lost memoirs

  1. Frank ! Thank you very much for this. There is good memories.
    I have the one book “No Soul Left Behind” and plenty of The Venture Inward Magazines.
    Peculiar enough to have begun to read all over again the book titled as The Essential Edgar Cayce, by Mark Thurston. And another book based upon the Edgar Cayce Readings titled as Voyage Through Eternity, by Harvey A. Green.

    Another book “picking up” lately is the one based upon Emanuel Swedenborgs “Life on Other Planets”…introduction by Raymond Moody, translation by John Chadwick.

    Well, I am only following ” my impulses ” when all of a sudden finding old books to reread ! (laughing).

    Once again thank you very much Frank.
    B & B, Inger Lise.

  2. What an amazing story. I’m not sure I ever read My Life as a Seer, but, like Inger Lise, I will go back and read it now.

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