A.R.E. Headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va.
Visitor Center and Library
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon – 5 p.m.
A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop*
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon – 5 p.m.
*Bookstore hours extended during events.
Each year, the A.R.E. Headquarters in Virginia Beach attracts tens of thousands of individuals from around the world—vacationers, scholars, researchers, philosophers, health care professionals, and students of all kinds. For countless reasons, these individuals come to investigate the information that Edgar Cayce brought forth in his psychic "readings" and discover for themselves how that material may be used today in the fields of health, personal spirituality, intuition, education, and research, and to promote spiritual development at both individual and global levels.
The A.R.E. Library, the jewel of the Visitor Center, houses not only the transcripts of the more than 14,000 Cayce readings that were preserved during his lifetime, but also one of the largest, most respected metaphysical libraries in the world. Whether you're a serious scholar doing research or just stopping in to visit, the library's extensive collection of often-hard-to-find books on holistic health, psychic experience, psychology, and comparative religions is at the top of your must-see list.
The Edgar Cayce Foundation is the home of the historical archives of A.R.E. and of Edgar Cayce's life. Its vault houses original copies of the readings, correspondence, papers, manuscripts, historical photos, and many unique artifacts of the Edgar Cayce legacy.
The Visitor Center offers free activities every day, including a film, tour, and lecture. We also have a weekend meditation course and E.S.P. testing. Visit our Events Search Page for detailed listings.
The A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop located in the Visitors Center offers a wide variety of body-mind-spirit products including healthcare products based on formulas given in the readings, jewelry, gemstones, crystals, and of course, books covering the full-range of topics mentioned in the Edgar Cayce readings.
The A.R.E. Health Center & Spa, with appointments daily for therapies to enhance your health--body, mind, and spirit. Whether you're in Virginia Beach for a day, a week, or an extended period, you owe yourself a Cayce/Reilly® massage; it's like no other in the world!
Sharing a space with the spa, is the Cayce/Miller Café featuring The Leaping Lizard Cafe, offering sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, and more! Enjoy a view of the ocean from the Gladys Davis Turner porch!
The A.R.E. campus also houses the unique Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, offering professional training in holistic massage therapy, advanced post-graduate bodywork courses, and hands-on Continuing Education weekend workshops at the professional and introductory levels.
Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. also maintains an affiliation with Atlantic University, which offers continuing education classes and Master of Arts programs in Transpersonal Psychology and Leadership Studies.