Hugh Lynn Cayce

Hugh Lynn Cayce was the oldest son of Edgar Cayce and a leading thinker, author, and spokesperson for psychological and paranormal subjects. He was born in Kentucky on March 16, 1907. In 1930 he graduated from Washington and Lee University, where he met his father's future biographer Thomas Sugrue. After graduation he worked briefly as the librarian for Atlantic University in Virginia Beach and volunteered as a Boy Scout Leader. Hugh Lynn married Sally Taylor on October 20, 1941. They had two sons - Gregory and Charles Thomas Cayce. Hugh Lynn acted as liaison between the City of Virginia Beach and the United Service Organization during the early 1940s. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the 30th Special Service Unit of the United States Army, where he arranged recreation activities for service members and co-edited the Sunday Punch newspaper. After he returned from the war, he served the Association for Research and Enlightenment as manager and later as chairman of the board of trustees. He was also author of the book Venture Inward, an examination of safe and unsafe methods of exploring personal psychic experiences. He received the National Life Achievement Award for 1980 from the Illinois Society for Psychic Research in Oak Park, Illinois.  Hugh Lynn Cayce died on July 4, 1982.