BiographyBorn April 6, 1895, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Morton Blumenthal was twenty-nine years old when he was first introduced to Edgar Cayce through David E. Kahn in August 1924. Edgar was living in Dayton, Ohio, where he had organized the Cayce Institute of Psychic Research. Morton attended Columbia University in New York City, and at the time he was introduced to Edgar Cayce, he was working as a stockbroker in the firm of William E. Lauer and Company at 74 Broadway, New York City. Later, he and his brother, Edwin, were able to establish their own seat on the New York Stock Exchange and for seven years, almost single-handedly provided the funding for the Cayce Hospital and the support of the Cayce family (1924 until 1931).
More than any other individual in the 5,787 nonreading records in the custody of the Edgar Cayce Foundation archives, Morton Blumenthal opened areas of inquiry into psychic development, the nature of man, and the nature of consciousness. He was responsible for questions that led to the development of the philosophy of the readings, later amplified through the Search for God and Glad Helpers prayer group series. Morton had the first dream interpretation reading and, of the 630 total dream interpretation readings, the great majority were given for Morton, Edwin, and other Blumenthal family members.
Morton had 468 readings from Edgar Cayce from August 1924, until his last reading on July 4, 1930. On December 30, 1949, he recorded a dream in which he foresaw the manner of his own death. As he had dreamed five years earlier, he died in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on April 9, 1954, of a heart attack. Morton was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.