June 2016 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for June 2016 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:
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR
CHARLES THOMAS CAYCE
The memorial service will be held at the end of Congress on June 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in our Main Auditorium. Harvey Green, former Board Chair will be officiating. You can read the Press Release about Charles Thomas’s passing at the following link:
We hope you can join us for this celebration of Charles Thomas’s life and his lifelong commitment to this great Work.
Founded by Edgar Cayce in 1930, Atlantic University focuses on educating students through a holistic, interdisciplinary perspective. The teachings and philosophies of the A.R.E. and Edgar Cayce are infused in the mission and vision of Atlantic University and can be found in nearly every course and resonating throughout our virtual halls. Learn more about how to nourish your soul and expand into the inherent possibilities of human development at these links: Transpersonal Studies| Leadership Studies| Mindful Leadership | Regression Hypnosis | Spiritual Mentoring | Lifelong Learning.
AtlanticUniv.edu |or 800-428-1512 | info@AtlanticUniv.edu
"He that is grounded in the truths as set forth here is grounded indeed in the truths that makes the individual one with, in will and purport, the whole creative energy, and will make for that individual the faith that moves mountains and maketh the pastures green where there was consternation and trouble before." 254-48
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
Cayce/Reilly is still accepting applications for the next class starting June 20, 2016. Spaces are filling up quickly – if you still want to be included in the summer class, apply online today and become part of a new era in holistic healthcare - www.caycereilly.edu.
Our current students are offering the unique Cayce/Reilly massage technique and foot reflexology sessions at a reduced price in our Student Clinic. Call 757-457-7146 to schedule your appointment. We usually have a 2-3 week waiting list, so call now to book your next session!
We have hosted over a dozen fantastic weekend workshop courses so far this year! Our Continuing Education program includes many wonderful classes for massage therapists as well as a number of great courses available to the general public like Reiki, CPR, Jin Shin Do Acupressure and MORE! Please click this link for details:
ASTROLOGY CHART SALE AT ARECatalog.com
From now until July 11, all astrology charts at ARECatalog.com are on sale for only $14 non-member/$11.20 A.R.E. members. Now is a great time to buy and save!
A.R.E. HEALTH CENTER AND SPA
The A.R.E. Health Center and Spa happily presents our June Spa therapy special. To commemorate the
A.R.E.’s 85th anniversary, for $85 we are offering an hour combination of Cayce/Reilly Massage & Foot
Reflexology. This would normally be valued at $110! (No other discounts or specials apply.)
We are also excited to share our revamped Wellness Retreat September 17-23rd which includes
kayaking, a dinner cruise, Cayce-readings-recommended walks on the beach and in the state park, morning yoga, etc.
along with our traditional Cayce body-mind-and spirit rejuvenation. The group size is limited to 12. Details can be found
We have two unique and insightful one-day programs coming the HQ this August—perfect for a summer vacation
for the soul!
Saturday August 13 Medium Rev. Janet Nohavec and "spirit artist" Joseph Shiel share the art and science of
mediumship with tips and techniques plus live gallery readings. And, experience a special evening of messages from the
other side as part of the full program or as a separate event.
Sunday, August 14, 2016, we have Edgar Cayce’s Sacred Stones: Using Gems to Enhance Your Spirit, Mind,
and Body! featuring Shelley Kaehr, PhD. Based on her best-selling new book, a highlight includes a guided
meditation where you are led to the stone that will help you most on your current soul journey, by your
higher self and Edgar Cayce!
- Ireland: "The Land of Leprechauns, Fairies, and Elves" July 10-24, 2016. Led by
popular Tour Leader, Speaker, and Director of A.R.E. Join John as he shares his insights from his recent book about the
wee folk most commonly associated with these handpicked sites. Filling fast, call to
- England: "The Sacred Mists of Avalon". September 23-October 3, 2016. Led by Don
Carroll author of Sacred Geometry. Along with Glastonbury, Avebury, and the Chalice
Well, enjoy a private meditation on the site of the stone circle Stonehenge at Sunrise.
- Bermuda Cruise: "Mysteries of Bermuda" October 23-30, 2016. Led by Patrick Belisle
and his wife, Jane. Leaving from NYC, tour the pink sand beaches of Bermuda, and enjoy
a moonlight boat cruise exploring the legends of the Bermuda Triangle. Go to
arebemudacruise.com to register. Register before July 31 and receive a $100. Discount!
- Costa Rica: "Spirit of the Rainforest, Return to Oneness" November 10-18, 2016. Led by popular Tour Leader, Peter
Woodbury MSW. Join Peter as he shares Cayce Concepts in the Jungle Paradise known for its
dedication to conservation and World Peace. Highlights include visits to Coffee and Chocolate
Farms, Zip Lining in the Rainforest, and rafting down the winding Sarapiqui River.
Exciting New Tours Being Planned for 2017:
- Mysterious Mexico led by Don Carroll (March)
- Beauty and Wonder of Brazil and John of God led by Peter Woodbury (May)
- Western Canada including Banff and Lake Louise led by John Van Auken (June)
- Hopkinsville, KY for the Solar Eclipse led by Kevin J. Todeschi (August)
- China and Tibet led by John Van Auken (September)
COMING SOON: New Website Design!
Sometime this summer, we’ll be rolling out a new design for our website, EdgarCayce.org. Besides the beautiful modern look, the new site will enable users from mobile and tablet devices to view and use our website functions with ease! (A growing number of people are visiting our site from these devices!) Some other functions that we’re excited about include:
- Search Our Blog by Topic and Key Words;
- Search Our Events by Location, Speaker Name, and more!
- New Member Section has an Improved Readings Database.
We hope you enjoy visiting our current website, and look forward to greeting you with a new design this summer (as early as next month!)
NEW A.R.E. PRESS BOOK ON THE ESSENES
John Van Auken partnered with long-time A.R.E. Member and donor Ruben Miller, PhD, to bring us the story of the Essenes as given in the Edgar Cayce readings. Their new book, Edgar Cayce on the Mysterious Essenes: Lessons from Our Sacred Past, is available now from ARECatalog.com (or 800-333-4499). You can read an excerpt from this book at EdgarCayceBooksBlog.com.
A.R.E. IN THE MEDIA
The New Thought Channel, a new broadcast channel introduced to us by Mitch Horowitz, has added his Mind As Builder talk and will add two additional videos of ours: Guidance from Dreams by Dr. Pam Bro and Cayce 101 by Peter Woodbury. This is an opportunity to introduce Cayce to a larger audience, as they describe it: The New Thought Channel is a central location on your television and on Roku and Amazon Fire TV that is a gathering place for the spiritually open-minded: www.newthoughtchannel.com
Joyce Keller, American television and radio host, psychic medium, and the author of the new A.R.E. Press book Why Am I Here? A Concise Guide to Your Purpose and Potential will be on Coast to Coast with George Noory (CoasttoCoastam.com) on Sunday night July 3 at midnight Pacific time (which is Monday morning July 4 at 3 am Eastern or 2 am Central) for two hours. According to Edgar Cayce reading 2823-1, "Each soul…has a definite job to do. But ye alone may find and do that job." Her new book, written with daughter Elaine Keller, reiterates this important concept and includes information on using angel guides, astrology, karmic patterns, the Akashic records, and more.
A.R.E. CAMP – Join us for your vacation, and/or send your kids!
Summer at A.R.E. Camp is officially under way! We’ve been enjoying all of the friends and volunteers that have joined us in the Camp valley for Construction Camp to help get our facilities ready for the coming programs. We’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of our all-summer staff, who will be filling the valley in just a few days.
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 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 email@example.com. Check our 2016 offerings and register online at: www.EdgarCayce.org/camp or by calling 800-333-4499.
The Camp Dining Hall rebuild is going well, and we are pushing hard to get it built in time for this summer’s sessions. We need your help to make it happen:
Matching Gift Fund for Dining Hall Still Available – A committed group of Camp fans has put together a $40,000 Matching Gift Fund that will match your donation of $200 or more dollar-for-dollar AND they'll match donations of $1,000 or more at a rate of TWO-TO-ONE! Think of all of our happy campers… and please donate what you can. Thank you. https://secure.edgarcayce.com/supportCampBuildingFund.aspx. Keep us in your prayers and consider making a donation.
EDGAR CAYCE LEGACY SOCIETY (ECLS) AND GOLDEN CIRCLE DONORS WILL BE APPRECIATED FRIDAY, JUNE 24
This year’s Donor Appreciation event for members of the Golden Circle (donations of $1,000 or more in a year) and ECLS (those of you who have included us in your will or estate plan) will be held on Friday, June 24 – the last day of Congress. We will be treating these donors to an evening at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, featuring a scenic tram ride, a Secret Garden wine reception, special dinner, and an inspirational program with Kevin Todeschi and Sidney Kirkpatrick among others. Join the Golden Circle and RSVP by June 20. Last year, donations accounted for almost 50% of all revenues at the A.R.E. and these two donor groups accounted for almost 90% of those donations. Thank you for entrusting us with your donations and helping us make the world a better place.
HELP US CELEBRATE A.R.E.’S MISSION FOR THE NEXT 85 YEARS
It’s the A.R.E’s mission to help people transform their lives for the better, just as you, yourself have experienced. Did you know that carrying out that mission through the programs you are so passionate about are, 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 dollar makes a difference. As we celebrate A.R.E.’s 85th Birthday this summer, we are asking our members to consider joining the Golden Circle by making a donation of either $1,931 (the year we were founded) or a monthly donation of $85 or more. Being a member of the Golden Circle has special benefits like receiving unique gifts and event invitations throughout the year. Thanks for all you do to support this great work. https://secure.edgarcayce.com/donate-DW165.aspx
A.R.E. RECEIVES 2016 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
We received Trip Advisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence! The logo will appear on our Visitor Center doors, the VB website page, and automatically shows up on our Association for Research and Enlightenment Facebook page under the Trip Advisor tab, viewable here:
Thank you for all you continue to do for this great Work!
Ever the same,
Kevin J. Todeschi