Kevin J. Todeschi, Executive Director
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. to Break Ground
on New Education Center
Virginia Beach, Va. — Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) will break ground on the new de Laski Family Foundation Education Center at its 67th Street site on Thursday, October 6, at 4:00 pm. The groundbreaking coincides with the organization's 80th anniversary and will be attended by Virginia Beach mayor, William D. Sessoms, Jr., A.R.E. Executive Director and CEO Kevin J. Todeschi, and members of the Cayce family. The new facility will house expanded classroom space for the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy, offices for Atlantic University, and the Edgar Cayce Foundation archives, which include the original 14,306 psychic readings given by Edgar Cayce over his lifetime.
The A.R.E. was founded in 1931 by twentieth century psychic and medical clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce, the most-documented psychic in history. The subject of over 100 books, Cayce is best known for his answers to questions while in an altered state. These "readings" covered not only health, but also information on more than 10,000 different topics, including prophecy, life after death, world affairs, and psychic and spiritual development. Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. is a popular conference, visitor, and tourist destination located at the North End of Virginia Beach. Ecumenical in nature, the organization's motto is "helping people change their lives for the better." It maintains international offices in 37 countries.
The A.R.E.'s sister organization, Atlantic University (AU), is a DETC accredited, graduate-level institution offering a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Studies. Distinguished as the first university founded in Virginia Beach (1930), the faculty is composed of highly acclaimed and qualified professionals including well-known authors and national lecturers. The Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy is a vocational school that has graduated more than 1,100 students from 17 different countries. The Cayce/Reilly School is accredited by COMTA and is the first massage school in the state of Virginia to obtain this level of accreditation.
CEO Todeschi states, "In addition to expanding our classroom space, this new building will enable us to enhance our educational outreach by moving us more in line with 21st century technological breakthroughs." Todeschi adds, "We are able to break ground on our new building because of the generosity of our members throughout the world, including major gifts from long-time supporters Ruben Miller, Dr. Richard Copeland, and Don de Laski." The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public.
To learn more, visit EdgarCayce.org/EducationCenter.
Edgar Cayce founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in 1931, to explore spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation, and ancient mysteries—all subjects that frequently came up in the more than 14,000 documented psychic readings given by Cayce, who died in 1945. The mission of A.R.E. is simply to help people around the world change their lives for the better through the ideas and information found in the readings. The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, a Health Center and Spa, the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop. Visitors from around the world come to our conferences to hear expert speakers on subjects like ancient mysteries, holistic health, and spiritual development. A.R.E. also maintains an affiliation with Atlantic University. Through its many programs, services, publications, and membership outreach, Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. provides individuals from all walks of life and a variety of religious backgrounds with tools for personal transformation and healing at all levels—body, mind, and spirit. For more information about Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., please visit EdgarCayce.org.
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