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Release Date: February 17, 2014
A Renewed Focus on the Health and Wellness at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.
Brings a New M.D. and Other Staff Hires
Virginia Beach, Va.: The Executive Director and CEO of the Edgar Cayce work, Kevin J.
Todeschi, announced several new appointments with the organization’s renewed focus on the
health information, one of the most important, enduring legacies from the Edgar Cayce
readings. Overseeing all aspects of the health outreach and administration will be Dr. Jo Adamson
in the position of Medical Director. This critical new position will interface with the the stellar staff of the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage—which provides a comprehensive education in the art and science of therapeutic massage—and the holistic A.R.E. Health Center & Spa—which provides holistic therapies to clients from around the world in its oceanfront Virginia Beach, Va., setting.
Jennet Amonte was appointed to the role of Faculty Chair, and Dawn Hogue was promoted to
Senior School Administrator for the Cayce/Reilly School. Dr. J.P. Amonte will assume
the new position of Lead Clinician for the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa.
“Because of the contemporary relevance and importance of this information, my intent is to
position Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. for the future with renewed energy and focus on health and
wellness,” said Todeschi. Edgar Cayce is considered by many to be the “father of holistic
medicine.” According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, “The roots of present
day holism probably go back 100 years to the birth of Edgar Cayce.” Of the more than 14,000
readings on file in the Edgar Cayce archives, almost 9,000 deal with the topic of health and
healing. Cayce's approach focused on maintaining wellness by treating the person
holistically: mentally, physically, and spiritually. These readings were decades ahead of their time in
understanding the nature of illness, the workings of the human body, and the patient’s role in the
Jo Adamson, MD, MPH, CMT, will become part of the senior management team of A.R.E. Her
background includes an MD from Duke University’s School of Medicine and a Masters in Public
Health from the University of North Carolina. A director and co-owner of a medical device
company, she has a wealth of experience creating and maintaining health-related non-profit
and for-profit businesses. She is also a graduate of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage.
Dawn Hogue, MA, CMT, will manage all day-to-day activities for the Cayce/Reilly School of
Massage. Since 2006, Dawn has served in the role of Education Services Manager for the school.
A graduate of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, she also possesses an MA in Somatic
Psychology—Body Psychotherapy from Naropa University, and is a current commissioner for
J.P. Amonte, DC, CMT, CHT, is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, a certified
hypnotherapist, and a graduate of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage.
Jennet Amonte, DC, is also a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, and has
experience in continuing education, clinical research, and chemistry.
|Dawn Hogue, MA, CMT
||J.P. Amonte, DC, CMT, CHT
||Jennet Amonte, DC
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, Health Center and Spa, the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, 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, please visit EdgarCayce.org.