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A.R.E. Camp in Rural Retreat includes Malenka Kaydan and Pat Belisle

A.R.E. Camp in Rural Retreat, Va. offers fun, relaxation, inspiration, spiritual community, and joyful learning. This peaceful atmosphere, with sessions for individuals of all ages as well as families, is a place of transformation in body, mind, and spirit. The camp, located in a beautiful valley between two mountain ridges, is surrounded by gorgeous wilderness. The ideal of A.R.E. Camp is to provide an environment where the holistic Cayce concepts can be explored in practical ways, where a simple lifestyle can celebrate our spiritual heritage, and where individuals can practice love and service with joy.

In the early morning hours of June 5, the A.R.E. Camp Dining Hall became engulfed in flames before burning completely to the ground. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire. However, this comes as devastating news to the A.R.E. community and campers who were preparing for another year of tradition and summer fun in Rural Retreat, Va. Despite this momentous setback, the A.R.E. activities will go on as planned, and the A.R.E. is deploying the best creative resources to ensure campers experience the same magic, fun, and memories. For more information about how you can help, by volunteering or donating, please visit EdgarCayce.org/summercamp and click the “Help Rebuild Camp Dining Hall” button. For updates on camp reconstruction and fundraising efforts, please visit Facebook.com/arecamp.retreat. This special episode includes a presentation by Patrick Belisle, the director of A.R.E.'s Office of Development, just days after the fire. He is actively involved with the camp teaching meditation and dream work to young people at A.R.E. Camp for 15 years. Following that update, the show will feature an interview with the current Camp Manager, Malenka Kaydan with more on how the camp is preparing for the upcoming programs and events.

Adrian Gilbert

Adrian Gilbert was born near London, where he attended St. Edmunds College as well as the University of Kent at Cantebury, reading for an Honors degree in Chemistry. His first book, The Cosmic Wisdom Beyond Astrology, was written with the intent of bringing together scientific reasoning and mystical insight. As things have turned out, this has continued to be the hallmark of Adrian's writing and explains why his books have achieved worldwide recognition. In 1992, he met Robert Bauval and together they wrote what was to become an international bestseller, The Orion Mystery. This was followed by a string of other best-selling books, The Mayan Prophecies, Magi, The Holy Kingdom, and The New Jerusalem. Translations of Adrian's books are available in some fifteen languages besides English. Adrian has appeared in a number of documentaries including two for the BBC: The Great Pyramid, gateway to the stars and The Crystal skulls. His Secrets of the Stone of Destiny: Legend, History, and Prophecy is available at ARECatalog.com.

Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins is a science and history writer, and the author of various books that challenge the way we perceive the past. His recent book, Beneath the Pyramids, chronicles his discovery of hidden chambers beneath the pyramids, and his newest, Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods, explores this fantastic megalithic complex and its links to the Garden of Eden. He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences (EdgarCayce.org/Conferences) His website is AndrewCollins.com.

Ann Lee Clapp From the Archives

Ann Lee Clapp has been involved with the Edgar Cayce material for decades. She has researched many areas of the readings with special emphasis on ancient Egypt, the Essenes, the life and times of Jesus, and the connection between these periods. She has been a resource person for tours to Egypt and Israel and has had the rare opportunity to stay overnight in the Great Pyramid. Ann is a student, teacher, and resource person on the subject of Egypt in the Cayce Readings. She also started an ongoing Egypt study group at A.R.E. HQ in Virginia Beach. The complete history from the Edgar Cayce readings on the period in Egypt (10,500 B.C.) is contained in the book Edgar Cayce's Egypt compiled by Ann. A.R.E. Members can download her booklet Egypt at the time of Ra Ta in the online member-only section.

Anthony Quinata

Anthony Quinata was born on Guam, a tiny island in the South Pacific. Both of his parents were also from Guam, but with a father serving in the U.S. Navy, his family frequently moved and lived around the world and throughout the U.S. as Anthony was growing up. Anthony's fascination and passion for all things paranormal began in childhood while listening to family ghost stories. He eventually became a paranormal investigator, specializing in hauntings, apparitions, and poltergeist activity. It was during this time that he discovered and developed his latent talents and began to embrace his work as a psychic medium, which has continued now for more than 15 years. He is the author of Communications from the Other Side: Death Is Not the End of Life, Love, or Relationships and We Are Never Alone: Reassuring Insights from the Other Side.

Barbara Lane, PhD

Barbara Lane, PhD, a clinical hypnotherapist and author of 16 Clues to Your Past Lives: A Guide to Discovering Who You Were was trained by some of the foremost regression therapists and is a member of the International Association for Regression Research and Therapy. Attendees praise her guided group hypnosis sessions, saying, "kept me focused and helped unearth clues," "powerful," and "very personal and practical to daily life."

Amelia Kemp, PhD, LMHC

Amelia Kemp, PhD, LMHC, is a metaphysician, licensed psychotherapist, board certified medical practitioner with the American Alternative Medical Association, radio host, and author of From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy®: Alternative Holistic Descriptions & Healing Processes for 170 Mental & Emotional Diagnoses Worldwide. She is president of The Sacretherapy Institute and UR2.Global. Her work to treat mental and emotional diagnoses from a universal spiritual and metaphysical perspective has brought relief to sufferers worldwide. Visit DrAmeliaKemp.com to learn more.

Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, LCSW

Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, LCSW, is a practicing clinical social worker, intuitive astrologer and teacher with national and international clientele. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fontbonne University and her Master of Social Work degree at Washington University both in St. Louis. She is a published author of three books: The Mysteries of the Eighth Astrological House, A Practical Look at the Planets through the Houses, and A Deeper Look at the Sun Signs. She has been researching the eighth and twelfth astrological houses for the past 18 years. As an eighth and twelfth house person herself, she has personally experienced the energies and lessons of these two very spiritually transforming houses. An avid Edgar Cayce researcher, she enjoys reading, studying and teaching a wide range of spiritual topics including mentoring A.R.E.’s online learning programs. Her website is www.astrology-awareness.com.

Carol A. Baraff

Carol A. Baraff (1947–2015) was a writer and editor of holistic and alternative health matters for more than 40 years. She was also a massage therapist and long-time researcher and author of topics from the Edgar Cayce readings, particularly those associated with health and practical application of natural remedies. Her book, Edgar Cayce's Everyday Health: Holistic Tips, Remedies & Solutions, published by A.R.E. Press combines her research with holistic health topics from the Edgar Cayce readings into a simple yet complete everyday health guide full of practical solutions, natural remedies, and holistic health perspectives.