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Copyright Guidelines for Use of the Edgar Cayce Readings

The basic copyright notice in a document quoting from the readings is:

Edgar Cayce Readings © 1971, 1993-2007 The Edgar Cayce Foundation.  All Rights Reserved.

Permission to Use Quotations without Written Permission:  Writers and others wishing to quote from the Cayce readings in books or other published literary forms may do so without written E.C.F. permission as long as the total word count of all cited Cayce quotations is no more than 500 words. 

The quotation itself must be presented according to the following conditions:

Edgar Cayce Readings © 1971, 1993-2007 The Edgar Cayce Foundation.  All Rights Reserved.

Although not required, if the author will send a brief courtesy letter or e-mail to the Foundation with the name of the book or other published product quoting from the readings, this record will be maintained in the Foundation archives.  

Permission to Use Quotations of More than 500 Words: 

Any use of readings quotations in excess of 500 words in any literary, digital or audio format must be approved in writing by the Edgar Cayce Foundation. The following conditions are required for consideration:

Edgar Cayce Foundation Archivist

215 67th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2061

Or by email to: ecf@edgarcayce.org

If the Edgar Cayce Foundation grants permission for the use of more than 500 words, a signed letter of permission for use of the quotations will be sent to the author via email or regular mail. A copy of this letter will be retained in the E.C.F. files on permissions and rights. The letter will include the publication requirements, such as the conditions for written materials listed above, and other requirements that may be applicable and required by the E.C.F. based on the form of publication and the copyright notice that must be included (usually opposite the title page):

Edgar Cayce Readings © 1971, 1993-2007 The Edgar Cayce Foundation.  All Rights Reserved.