December 2015 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for December 2015 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:
HUGE NEWS - We did it! You helped raise $30 million via our CREATE Campaign!
On Saturday, October 10 we held our CREATE Campaign Grand Finale where we announced the fact that we surpassed our $30 million Campaign goal! And-thanks to your overwhelming generosity-we reached it three months ahead of schedule. We are thrilled. And we are grateful. Thank you.
Back in the dark days of the Great Recession of 2008-09, we made a decision-based on faith-that we would go ahead with this Campaign, knowing that by trusting in God and trusting in our dedicated members, ALL things are possible. Thank you for manifesting the reality of that spiritual truth. YOU are important to us. And your contributions are very much appreciated.
What Remains to Be Done? So, does this mean we don't need your financial support? No! We absolutely do need your continuing help. In fact, we are still short of our Campaign goals for both endowment funds and capital projects. Will you consider making your donation today to either:
- Our Virginia Beach Visitor Center renovation project: Help us bring the 1975 gem into the 21st Century. Your gift of $500 or more will be matched (until December 31) plus your name will be added to our Stairway to Heaven Donor Wall.
- Our Annual Fund: Last year, nearly half of all our revenue came from your donations. Without your annual donations, we literally could not do all the good work we do here.
Year-End Donation? You are our "Star of Hope" as we celebrate this Season of Light
You are a beacon to others as you live your ideals-driven life and share the information contained in the Edgar Cayce readings with your friends, family, and those in need. It is our hope that you will continue to contribute your time, your prayers, and your financial energy to the A.R.E. in order to ensure that we remain strong well into the future. Your donation helps us bring the Cayce messages of light, peace, and hope to all seekers. Will you please consider joining our Good Karma Club? You can join with a monthly donation of $20, $50, or at our Golden Circle level of $85 per month. As a member of the Golden Circle you will receive some wonderful recognition and be invited to several special events each year. https://commerce.solutrix.com/are/aresecure/donate2011.asp
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is actively recruiting and accepting applications for our next program starting on January 25, 2016. Visit our website: CayceReilly.edu to apply online today.
Our Continuing Education program includes many wonderful classes for massage therapists as well as a number of new courses available to the general public. Please visit CayceReilly.edu for more information. And come visit our Student Clinic to receive the unique Cayce/Reilly massage technique at a reduced price- call 757-457-7146 to schedule your appointment.
A.R.E. BLOG CONTINUES TO ADD NEW ARTICLES
If you don't already subscribe to our A.R.E. Blog, you might be surprised to learn that the A.R.E. BLOG is frequently
updated with news and articles covering contemporary events and timely information from the Edgar Cayce material. You can check out a wide range of topics and insights by clicking the "BLOG" link at the bottom of EdgarCayce.org or simply go to the following: Edgarcayce.org/Blog.
Atlantic University will have two members of its dedicated staff hosting activities at the A.R.E.'s annual New Year's Conference: Healthy New Year-Living Edgar Cayce's Legacy of Healing and Wellness, December 29-31. The Vice President of Academic Affairs, James Van Auken, will be discussing Meditation and Mindful Living and the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Services, Rachel Alvidrez, will be teaching Gentle Yoga Stretches.
Join Atlantic University's staff for this wonderful year end conference. James and Rachel will also be available to answer any questions on Atlantic University's programs such as the Master of Arts in Transpersonal Studies and the Master of Arts in Leadership Studies. Start the new year by making a change to not only better yourself, but to also better the world. Visit AtlanticUniv.edu for more information.
2016 A.R.E. CONFERENCES
The colorful new 2016 A.R.E. Headquarters conferences calendar is on its way to your mailbox-and your in box! Look for your copy and email link in the coming days. [You can also see a calendar listing at: EdgarCayce.org/conferences.] New program highlights include Inner Life Retreat: Experiencing Your Sacred Self featuring John Van Auken and Mark Thurston March 4-6, Chakra Frequencies and the Divine Name with sound healing pioneers Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman April 15-17, and Be the Change-Making the World a Better Place Because You Are in Itfrom July 15-17 with Ed and Deb Shapiro and PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.
A.R.E. TOURS - FOR YOUR ADVANCED PLANNING
• Peru and Bolivia, Where Heaven Meets Earth - Led by Peter Woodbury with Andean Shaman, Juan de Dios Kucho, May 11 - 22, 2016, with optional extension to see and experience the Nazca Lines! This tour encompasses all the BEST in one remarkable program. Come this year and experience it for yourself!
Ireland, Land of Leprechauns, Fairies, and Elves! - Led by John Van Auken, July 10 - 24 2016! Walk the winding paths through quaint cottages, touch the standing stone circles, wander the lush green valleys, and raise a glass at a traditional Irish Pub to toast your latest adventure.
• We have just added to our 2016 lineup England, "The Sacred Mists of Avalon" led by popular tour leader, Don Carroll - September 24th to October 3rd, 2016. This tour includes exceptional, private access to the Temple of Stonehenge (where the general public is no longer allowed to visit) and Bermuda, "The Mysteries" led by Patrick and Jane Belisle-October 23 from NYC and returning October 30, 2016. Departing from NYC on the fabulous, new, Norwegian Breakaway. Enjoy past life regressions, meditations, and dream sharing on this economically priced "tour like no other." For more information and registration go to AREBermudaCruise.com.
Visit EdgarCayce.org/Tours for more information about any tour.
ENSURING THE FUTURE OF THE CAYCE WORK
We have 365 opportunities every year to awaken each day and follow our ideals to, "make the world a better place because you have lived in it." 5392-1. Sometimes you may serve by answering an immediate need, like helping a neighbor. But have you also considered being a permanent channel of blessings by joining the Edgar Cayce Legacy Society so that the Cayce readings and A.R.E. are still around for your next lifetime?
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, far into the future, by adding us to your estate plans and becoming a member of our Edgar Cayce Legacy Society (ECLS), members who have included A.R.E., the Edgar Cayce Foundation, or Atlantic University in their estate plans. Before the end of the CREATE Campaign on December 31, we want to achieve our GOAL of inducting a grand total of 365 ECLS MEMBERS! WE NEED ONLY 23 MORE of you in order to reach this landmark goal! You love the Cayce Work. Here are easy ways for you to support it. Just name A.R.E. as beneficiary of:
- An investment or retirement account (just fill out a "Change of Beneficiary Form" - it's free and easy!)
- A life insurance policy
- Your trust or will-check out EdgarCayce.org/donate/sampleBequestLang and find a sample codicil at EdgarCayce.org/donate/plannedGiving. This makes it cheap and easy to add us to your existing will.
If the A.R.E. has meant something to you… or if one of our programs-the Cayce/Reilly Massage School, Atlantic University, the Prison Outreach program, our Library, A.R.E. Camp-is deeply meaningful to you, now is the time for you to act. MAKE A DIFFERENCE-and help us reach our goal of 365 ECLS members!
For more information about ECLS or planned giving opportunities, please visit Edgarcayce.org/donate/cayceLegacySociety.html or EdgarCayce.org/are/donate. Or contact Patrick Belisle at 757-457-7126 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In appreciation of each and every one of you and your continued support of this great Work, all of us here at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., Atlantic University, and the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, wish you and your family a blessed and beautiful Holiday season!
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO