The Readings

Highlighting Cayce and the impact of his work on humanity, The Readings premiered in Japan in November and made its U.S. west coast debut March 10, at a conference in Olympia, Wash. 

The October 5 screening of the film in Charlottesville is English-dubbed. 

Some shooting for the film took place at the A.R.E. Virginia Beach headquarters campus, as well as in Cayce's birthplace of Hopkinsville, Ky. 

The Edgar Cayce Center in Tokyo is one of the largest international affiliates of A.R.E. so it is not surprising that a Cayce documentary would launch from Japan. It is also where visionary Japanese director Tetsu Shiratori learned about Cayce. His discovery of the astonishing Cayce health remedies for diabetes, rheumatism, psoriasis, and more, led to his desire to make this documentary, accounts Shigeru Mitsuda, the president of Edgar Cayce Japan: “Tetsu became so fascinated by this practical information, he was inspired to make this film.”

Tetsu interviewed many people both in U.S. and in Japan who testified to the value of the Cayce readings. “Tetsu’s movies always deliver such important messages for the world and they are so touching,” Michiko Hayashi, International Ambassador and Global Director of the Emoto Peace Project in Tokyo said. 

Tetsu’s 2012 documentary, INORI, broke records in Japan after being in theaters for more than three years, the longest screening period in that country’s history. Tetsu’s body of film works includes: Stone Age (2005), Soul Education (2008), The Era of Fasting (2010), INORI - Prayer - Conversation with Something Great (2012), Revival (2015), and The Readings (2018). Learn more at