AFFIRMATION FOR MAY Lord, thou art my dwelling place! In Thee, O Father, do I trust! Let me see in myself, in my brother, that Thou wouldst bless in Thy Son, Thy gift to me that I might know Thy ways! Thou hast promised, O Father, to hear when Thy children call! Harken, that I may be kept in the way, that I may know the glory of Thy Son as Thou has promised in Him, that we through Him might have access to Thee! Thou, O God, alone can save! Thou alone can keep my ways!

-- Edgar Cayce reading 262-73

This is my update for May 2017 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:

2017 SUMMER FORUM HOSTED BY ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
August 12-13, 2017 – Contemporary Issues in Counseling, Psychotherapy and Coaching: Contributions from the Cayce Legacy: Please join us for this limited-availability practitioners’ forum for a weekend at the headquarters of the organizations founded by Edgar Cayce more than 80 years ago. This two-day program will bring together experiential learning and dialogue to offer therapists, counselors and life coaches an opportunity to deepen their skills and personal understanding of their craft. We will especially explore the legacy of the Edgar Cayce readings on mental health, well-being, and the cultivation of spirituality.

Scholars of the Cayce readings along with practitioners in these fields of work will lead discussions and exercises. It will provide a special opportunity to learn from each other and be inspired about how counseling, psychotherapy and coaching all provide professional avenues for service and living principles of the body-mind-spirit connection which Cayce articulated in a pioneering way in the first half of the previous century.

Among the topics and questions we will explore:

  • The role of ideals, purposes and intentionality in supporting the client’s work,
  • The therapeutic and personal growth potentials of mindfulness and meditation – as practiced by the client and by the professional,
  • Ways to integrate dream study as part of the counseling, psychotherapeutic or coaching process,
  • The role of intuition and empathy, 
  • The power and influence of working in a group setting, and
  •  The approach of helping the client to identify a soul-purpose, a calling, or sense of personal mission.

Cost: There is no tuition for this program. Atlantic University is graciously hosting the event by providing meeting space for us. Each participant is responsible for his or her own expenses in regard to travel, housing, food and incidentals.

Enrollment: The classroom space allows for only 30 people in our gathering. Please be sure to pre-enroll to claim your space. We will maintain a waiting list if our pre-enrollment reaches 30, and we will depend on any enrollee whose plans change to promptly inform us so that his or her space can be made available to someone else from the waiting list. TO ENROLL: Contact Corinne Cayce by email at corinne.cayce@gmail.com. Please include a phone number, the best email address to use in contacting you, and a description of the professional area in which you work (or have worked).

Who is invited? Anyone who is professionally engaged as a counselor, psychotherapist, or life coach and who has an interest in deepening his or her inclusion of principles of mental health which rest upon the perspective of body-mind-spirit as integrally connected. Participants do not have to be members of the A.R.E. or have a background with the Cayce material.

CAYCE/REILLY SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School celebrated another incredible graduation ceremony where 20 students accepted diplomas and now head out into the world to carry on the Cayce health legacy – congratulations graduates!

We are now accepting applications for the next class starting June 16, 2017. Spaces are limited – apply online today and become part of a new era in holistic healthcare – your journey starts here - www.caycereilly.edu.

2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Cayce/Reilly School For 10 months of this year, we are donating 3 free massages in our Student Clinic to active duty and retired military service men and women and/or their spouses –sharing our service for their service! Please encourage your veteran friends or family to call our student clinic and enjoy one of the FREE sessions at 757-457-7146.

You too are always invited to visit our Student Clinic and enjoy one of our discount-priced sessions of Cayce/Reilly Massage or foot reflexology! Scheduling an appointment is easy and you can also purchase a gift certificate for a loved one!

A.R.E. HEALTH CENTER AND SPA
The A.R.E. Health Center and Spa welcomed SHA, the perceptual artist and creator of the AlphaSphere. SHA individually trained and inspired each of the Spa staff and gave a thoughtful, fascinating, and uplifting presentation. We welcome everyone to come experience the AlphaSphere themselves.

Please check out the other special Cayce-based treatments available at the Spa: www.arehealth.org.

PRISON OUTREACH PROGRAM NEWS
The Prison Program is thrilled to announce the return of Judith Stevens. Judith founded the program 45 years ago, and it is wonderful to have her back to help nurture and expand this life-changing program. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can help the Prison Program through your donation or in other ways, please contact Judith at prison@edgarcayce.org or call 757-457-7120.

In other Prison Program news, books have been sent to prison libraries in Indiana, Georgia, and California, where the Main Reception Center is a clearing house for 35 state prisons. In Boise, Idaho, a group of Native American inmates requested books for their library through their chaplain. In Virginia Beach, three Prison Volunteers and Judith are attending VB Jail Orientation Classes in order to be able to start a future ASFG Study Group.

DONOR APPRECIATION BRUNCH - SUNDAY, JUNE 18 AT 10:30 A.M.
Members of the Golden Circle and Edgar Cayce Legacy Society, watch for your invitation in the mail! Join us for a special champagne brunch on Sunday, June 18 at 10:30 AM at the Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach. This year’s theme is “You Are Our Treasure” and will feature stories from Sidney Kirkpatrick about the treasure-oriented legacies of both Virginia Beach and the Cayce readings. It’ll be a blast. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mari Fedele at 757-457-1750 or mari@edgarcayce.org

By the way, you can attend this event, too, if you’d like to donate $1,000 or more (Golden Circle) or add the A.R.E. to your estate plans before June 15. Go here for more info: http://www.edgarcayce.org/donate/make-a-donation

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES
Log in to the Member-Only section of EdgarCayce.org for some exciting offers – including access to all the Cayce readings, 50% off a Gift Membership, free videos, and lots more.

A.R.E. CONFERENCES AND RETREATS
Join us for the A.R.E.’s 60th Annual Summer Retreat, set in the Sierra Mountains just minutes from nearby Lake Tahoe at the amazing Granlibakken Resort! Experience the fellowship of like-minded seekers and spend time with two of A.R.E.’s popular speakers, Sidney Kirkpatrick and Nancy Kirkpatrick. You will also have an opportunity to sign up to view Cayce’s amazing “Aurascope” device! This four-day retreat will leave you with a lifetime of beautiful memories. August 4-7, 2017, in Tahoe City, CA. Register before July 5 and save $40 off your tuition!

86th Annual A.R.E. Members Congress: “Living the Edgar Cayce Readings Day By Day.” Join us for a week of exploration, fellowship, and fun! Lectures, workshops, socials, talent night, and auction plus special guest speakers including Sidney Kirkpatrick; Nancy Kirkpatrick; Kevin J. Todeschi, MA; John Van Auken; Joanne DiMaggio, MA, and so much more!

SPECIAL LIFE MEMBERSHIP PERKS
Be sure to check your email to view the newest Life Member benefit – a special on-demand viewing of John Van Auken’s talk, “Spirit Is The Life.” Watch it whenever and wherever you like. And know that we are grateful for you, our Life Members. Enjoy! We also had a special Life Member and Donor Appreciation Reception at last week’s Reincarnation Conference in Virginia Beach. Stay tuned for details for the next Life Member reception during the Ancient Mysteries Conference in October. Also, when you are at Congress next month, please join us on Wednesday, June 21st, for a special breakfast at the Wyndham and stop by the Visitor Center for your free Life Member tote!

NEW A.R.E. TOURS IN 2017
CANADIAN ROCKIES! Including Banff and Lake Louise, May 27 to June 3, 2017. Led by Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick.
BRAZIL and John of God, June 24 - July 10, 2017. Led by Peter Woodbury. PRICE REDUCED to $8,299 FOR TOUR AND AIRFARE. HOPKINSVILLE, KY for the Solar Eclipse,August 19 - 22, 2017. Led by Kevin J. Todeschi . 
CHINA AND TIBET, September 12 – 25, 2017. LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION IS JULY 1. Led by  John Van Auken.
MAYAN CRUISE TO HONDURAS, BELIZE, AND MEXICO!, October 14 – 21, 2017. Led by Don Carroll.

A.R.E CAMP
Summer 2017 is just around the corner, the Camp garden is already growing, and there is still time to register for your amazing get-a-way at A.R.E. Camp! We still have space available in our Children’s, Family, and Adult Sessions! Give this gift to your child or your entire family and expand your mind, body, and soul. At A.R.E. Camp, you will fill your days with meditation, workshops, arts and crafts, late afternoon swims in the pond, plentiful home-cooked, family-style meals full of veggies from our organic garden, long conversations with new friends, and hikes through Blue Ridge Mountain paradise. Contact A.R.E. Camp Manager, Malenka Kaydan, for information at 757-457-7162 or email arecamp@edgarcayce.org. Check our 2017 offerings and register online or by calling 800-333-4499.


A.R.E. Camp Dining Hall Grand Opening!
We’re getting very excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of our NEW A.R.E. Camp Dining Hall and Kitchen! After months of hard work, we’re beginning to count down to the celebration! Join us June 30 – July 2 for a momentous weekend of celebration and merry-making! For event details and to reserve your spot at the party, visit www.EdgarCayce.org/camp

WANT TO SUPPORT THE EDGAR CAYCE WORK?
A.R.E. Operations: You know it’s the A.R.E’s mission to help people transform their lives for the better – hopefully you have experienced it. Did you know that carrying out that mission through the programs you are so passionate about is, in very large part, funded by your donations? From keeping operations running smoothly, digitizing the circulating files, sending Cayce books to prisoners, planting an organic garden at A.R.E. Camp, and SO much more, every one of your donation dollars makes a difference. Thanks for your support.

Rebuild A.R.E. Camp’s Dining Hall: Right now, a group of Camp volunteers is matching donations to help rebuild the new Dining Hall! Here’s how it works: When you give $200 or more, it’s matched dollar-for-dollar. When you give $1,000 or more, it’s matched 2-to-1! The match is good up to $25,000 and runs through June 1. Please donate what you can. Thank you! 

A.R.E. BOOKSTORE AND GIFT SHOP
The Bookstore and Gift Shop is full of exciting new items that we found at the Tucson Gem Show this year. We’ve got new singing bowls, new clothing lines, some cute new purses and bags, plus tons of one of a kind jewelry and, of course, beautiful stones and crystals! We want to be your first choice for unique and beautiful gifts.

We’ll have in-store psychics every Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (and additional days and times for special events.) Call 757-457-7231 for more information or to book an appointment. Readers scheduled in May include: May 13 – Brennyn Molloy; May 20 – Erika Edwards; and May 27 – David Leon.

This month’s Conscious Community Lecture is Tuesday, May 16 at 10:30 AM. This month Don Carroll will be speaking on the topic “You are Psychic!” He will explore what the Cayce readings said about our innate intuitive gifts and teach ways to tune in to the Divine wisdom within. This lecture is FREE and open to the public!

Our Spirit Message Circle this month is Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 PM with J. Marie (Janet Shackelford). Spirit Message Circles feature psychic mediums here to help you connect with loved ones on the other side. These programs are limited to 20 participants and do fill up quickly. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged! Please call 757-457-7231 to reserve your spot! $30 per person. A.R.E. members receive a $5 discount.

Thank you for all you continue to do for this great Work!

Ever the same,