From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for December 2014 to A.R.E. members and friends who are interested in the new and exciting trends occurring within Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. and Atlantic University. A number of exciting things are happening this month! Please share the following with your friends:
YOUR MONTHLY CREATE CAMPAIGN UPDATE
With just 12 months left in our $30 million CREATE Comprehensive Campaign (capital, endowment, and programs); we have just passed the $25 million mark! With the Cayce Hospital renovations successfully completed and over $6 million raised already toward our $7.5 million capital project goal, we have been focused this fall on building our endowment – currently $4 million in investments and $1 million in real estate. Happily, we received pledges to start 6 new endowment funds in the last few months! We still need to raise an additional $1.8 million for endowments before the end of the Campaign next year (December 31, 2015). Want to create your own named endowment fund for our Prison Outreach or Prayer programs? A.R.E. Camp or our schools (Atlantic University and Cayce/Reilly School of Massage)? Or a new endowment to support A.R.E. in general? You are still supporting our day-to-day program operations through your annual donations as well. We have raised well over $18 million for these great programs already! Thank you, especially for your year-end donations going to help us meet the big Matching Gift Fund.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School is winding down from a year full of change and new energy! In addition to the massage curriculum, our Continuing Education programs have become very popular. Currently, we are actively recruiting for our day and evening programs starting in January 2015 and are excited to engage with our community in many service opportunities throughout next year. If you are someone you know is interested in the incredible training that occurs at the massage school, visit: www.CayceReilly.edu for more information. We would like to express our deep appreciation to Sheila Garrett, who provided a generous donation to the school that will allow us to provide career and educational support to military veterans as well as participate in military-based outreach and recruitment – we are honored to serve those men and women who have served our country - thank you Sheila!
THANK YOU FROM ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
Atlantic University would like to graciously thank all of our donors for their continuous support of this vital and life transforming work. Without these donations and assistance Atlantic University would not have had so many successful graduates, new courses developed, and innovative planning for the future. Atlantic University looks forward to a prosperous future building even higher upon the platform which has been constructed. Thank you, and Happy Holidays.
If you would like to give to Atlantic University, please visit our website:http://www.atlanticuniv.edu/donate.html.
Join Us for Life: Save $250 plus Free Readings DVD-Rom. Now is the best time to increase your support of this work by becoming a Life Member. Benefits include special discounts on books, conferences, camps, and other activities, and free tuition for you and your spouse to one specially selected A.R.E. HQ conference each year to share your experience with newer members. For a limited time, we are offering the special price of $2,150 plus we’ll send you the Official Edgar Cayce Readings on DVD-Rom. We also offer a monthly payment option. To learn more, visit EdgarCayce.org/life.
Headquarters Conferences has two transformative programs on the horizon for 2015: February 27-March 1, 2015, we have Gregg Braden presenting a full-day workshop on The Turning Point: Prophecy and Revelations of the Future. Joined by John Van Auken, Lynn Sparrow Christy, and Kirk Nelson, they will explore the rapid socioeconomic, political, spiritual, and planetary changes affecting us today, and their meaning for our future. March 8-13, we have the return of Foundations in Hypnosis: Training and Certification Course, A.R.E.’s popular new certification course featuring one of our best- rated and most experienced trainers, psychologist and master hypnotist Dr. Jason Parker. This certification has limited enrollment, so early registration is encouraged. And, watch you mailboxes for our new 2015 Annual Calendar, or download it at EdgarCayce.org/Conferences
NEW FROM A.R.E. PRESS
Edgar Cayce's Guide to Colon Care. Now back in print, this classic healthcare guide, by Sandra Duggan, RN, is the definitive guidebook for the care and maintenance of your colon. As Cayce taught us, clearing your colon of years of toxic build-up is the first and most important step to more physical energy, mental clarity, and relief—and this book will empower you with easy-to-follow tips, advice, and solutions!
A.R.E. 2015 TOURS
Get ready for a fantastic tours line up for 2015 including:
- Our first ever tour to CUBA! Join John Van Auken on this one-of-a-kind journey. Visit Cuba legally on a people-to-people, cultural exchange program. This will be an opportunity like no other to experience the cultural richness and diversity of this beautiful island. January 31- February 8, 2015. Price reduced! Contact the travel programs office for details.
- Southern Spain & Morocco – Led by Peter Woodbury, April 11 -22, 2015. Also offering an optional extension to the Atlas Mountains and into the Sahara Desert, April 22-26, 2015.
- Old Quebec & Montreal – Led by Patrick and Jane Belisle, August 10-16, 2015.
- JUST ADDED: China & Tibet – Led by John Van Auken, September 15-28, 2015.
- New Mexico and Mesa Verde – Led by Don Carroll, October 24-31, 2015.
A.R.E. Camp is ready for you to start making plans to join us for the 2015 Summer! When you give the gift of Camp to yourself or your loved ones, you are giving the experience of a lifetime. Participants at A.R.E. Camp live in the majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and spend days filled with meditations in nature, meaningful workshops, inspired arts and crafts, late afternoon swims, plentiful home-cooked family style meals, and living the life Edgar Cayce intended for us when he began his great work. There are plenty of Camp opportunities for kids, teens, young adults, families, and adults! Register before 2015 and receive $50 off per person! View the 2015 schedule at www.EdgarCayce.org/camp. To register, call 800-333-4499 or contact Malenka Kaydan, A.R.E. Camp Manager, at Malenka@edgarcayce.org or at 757-457-7162
GIVE YOURSELF A GIFT WHILE GIVING TO A.R.E.!!
During this season of giving, take advantage of this final opportunity to participate in the very special drawing on January 2nd for unique gifts, including:
- A 50th Anniversary Edition of "There is a River" autographed by Gladys Davis Turner, Edgar Evans Cayce, Charles Thomas Cayce, Dr. Harold Reilly and other early A.R.E. luminaries
- A 75th Anniversary Edition of "There is a River" autographed by Edgar Evans Cayce, Charles Thomas Cayce and Kevin Todeschi.
HOW can you participate? Just do one of the following by December 31st and let us know!
- THE EASIEST: Name A.R.E. as beneficiary on a bank or investment account, IRA or 401K;
- Include A.R.E. as a beneficiary in your will or trust; or
- Invest in an A.R.E. Charitable Gift Annuity, with income guaranteed for life. IF YOU NEED TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR 2014, ask about the great tax benefits!
Every participant will also receive a FREE DVD of the very popular HQ Conference "Medical Intuition: Self Diagnosis and Healing with Your Body’s Energy Systems" by Dr. Norm Shealy, author of "Living Bliss: Major Discoveries along the Holistic Path" (NOT available for purchase).
Contact Susan Luscomb at 757-457-7125 or email email@example.com or Marianna Theo at 757-457-7215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
A.R.E. BOOK AND GIFT SHOP
There are lots of exciting new developments in the Bookstore! Join us on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. TO 5:00 p.m. for our New Year, New You - Psychic Fair for great readings and free activities all day!
As always, we’re hard at work bringing in new and exciting items and products, including several new lines from local artists and craftspeople. And we’ll soon have our very own aura camera!!! Stop in to see what we have in store for you!
HOLISTIC AGING SERIES
A free series of talks presented in cooperation with SeniorAdvocate meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month; from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (registration opens at 9:30 a.m.). Join us for one or all of the talks in this free series. To learn more, please visit EdgarCayce.org/HolisticAging.
Our first talk is on January 21: Health & Rejuvenation: The Edgar Cayce Approach presented by Peter Van Daam. Peter is a graduate of both MIT and Brown University and is a nationally recognized pioneer in home-based education. Introduced to the psychic readings of Edgar Cayce over 40 years ago, he has been studying, applying, and sharing those concepts ever since. He lectures frequently at the A.R.E. presenting the core elements essential for building a lifestyle to rejuvenate the body and awaken the soul.
Future dates and topics:
- February 18: Spiritual Wellness presented by Peter Woodbury
- March 18: Guidance from Dreams presented by Dr. Judi Doumas Henry
- April 15: Remedies for Body, Mind, and Spirit presented by Dr. J.P. Amonte
- May 20: Our Amazing Soul Life presented by John Van Auken
- June 17: The Joy of Mindfulness and Beauty in Aging presented by Betty Davis
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION…HELP MEET OUR MATCH BY DECEMBER 31!
As I hope you read in the letter you got from me recently, some of our longtime members have pooled their resources to create a $125,000 Matching Gift Fund! They will match all NEW donations to the Good Karma Club ($20+ per month) and the Golden Circle ($1,000+ per year), AND they will match any INCREASED Golden Circle-level donations (bump up to $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000+) up to $125,000 before December 31. Essentially, when you give more than you did last year, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar! Will you help us get the full Match? Donate here: https://commerce.solutrix.com/are/aresecure/donate2011.asp.
Did you have a good year in the stock market? Remember, you can donate appreciated stocks and avoid capital gains taxes. http://www.edgarcayce.org/donate/gifts_of_Stock.html.
p.s. Nearly 40% of A.R.E.’s income comes from your donations. You DO make a difference here.
WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A BLESSED AND BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!
Ever the same,
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO