This is my update for May 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:
CHARLES THOMAS CAYCE – 1942 - 2016
Everyone here at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. was shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of Board Member Charles Thomas Cayce of cardiac arrest on April 29. A memorial service is being planned for June 25, the end of the 2016 Congress, in our Main Auditorium. You can read the A.R.E. press release about Charles Thomas. Although he retired from staff in 2006, he had continued his lifetime commitment as a Board member, a spokesperson, and a popular tour leader. He will truly be missed. The next issue of Venture Inward will include additional information about Charles Thomas Cayce.
MINDFUL LEADERSHIP GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
Atlantic University is happy to announce that we have just been approved to offer a Graduate Certificate in Mindful Leadership.This Graduate Certificate provides students with a concentrated education in Mindful Leadership. The curriculum focuses on the practice of Mindful Leadership, mastering Mindful Leadership, leading from the inside out, and peace building. In addition to the new graduate certificate, Atlantic University also offers a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies, Master of Arts in Transpersonal Studies, Graduate Certificate: Regression Hypnosis, Certificate: Spiritual Guidance, and Lifelong Learning: Classes for Everyone.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is a hub of activity this month! We had 22 students graduate from our 700-hour program on May 1st. One graduate shared, "Coming to the School changed my life and was the best thing that ever happened to me. I feel like a totally better person!" Congratulations to our graduates!
Our current students are offering the unique Cayce/Reilly massage technique at a reduced price in our Student Clinic. Call 757-457-7146 to schedule your appointment. We welcomed over 1,000 clients to the Student Clinic last month and we hope to exceed that in May! We also gave free massages at Virginia Beach Sentara Hospital and Camp Allen (Marine Base) Health and Safety Fair - what a joy to share our work with our local community partners!
Cayce/Reilly is now accepting applications for the next class starting June 20, 2016. Apply online today to become part of a new era in holistic healthcare. Visit our website: www.caycereilly.edu for more details. 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, Jin Shin Do Acupressure and MORE! Please click this link for details: http://www.caycereilly.edu/#!continuing-education-/cwdb
CAYCE BOOK AUDIO DOWNLOADS NOW AVAILABLE!
Looking for an easy way to share the Cayce information with friends or family? A number of A.R.E. Press books are now available as audio downloads on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible, including Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick's great book of stories from the Cayce files, True Tales from the Edgar Cayce Archives. Click here for more information: AUDIO DOWNLOADS!!!
A.R.E. CONFERENCES - DON’T MISS THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Our 85th anniversary A.R.E. Congress is going to be one for the history books! For the first time ever we have two of the premier historians from Edgar Cayce’s hometown of Hopkinsville, William Turner and Alissa Keller, joining us to bring a unique and personal perspective on Cayce’s early life.
The Living Legacy of Edgar Cayce will celebrate 85 years of the A.R.E.’s commitment to enlighten body, mind, and spirit. The week-long event, June 19-24, kicks off with a delicious fresh lunch catered by the Mayflower Café in our beautiful new Cayce-Miller Café. Traditional activities include lectures, workshops, socials, talent night, and auction plus special guest speakers including Peter Woodbury MSW, Kathy Callahan PhD, and Henry Reed PhD with artist James Turrell. Donations of items for the auction are welcomed and encouraged, to keep Congress affordable for all. A special"Soul Growth Saturday" event will start the week June 18th with Denise Furgason and Ellen Selover presenting the interactive workshop The Power of Your Personal Vibration: Enhancing Your Energy the Edgar Cayce Way.
A.R.E. TOURS Visit http://www.edgarcayce.org/tours/
- 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 register
- 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" 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)
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
Summer 2016 is just around the corner, the Camp garden is already growing, and there is still time to register for your amazing get-a-way at A.R.E. Camp! 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, body, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check our 2016 offerings and register online at www.EdgarCayce.org/camp or by calling 800-333-4499.
Help Rebuild A.R.E. Camp Dining Hall – MATCHING GIFT FUND in place now!
A committed group of Camp fans has put together a $40,000 Matching Gift Fund where they 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
CELEBRATE EDGAR CAYCE’S A.R.E. 85TH ANNIVERSARY WITH US!
There’s no better way to celebrate the A.R.E.’s 85th Birthday than by renewing your commitment to this organization. Commit today to joining us for a conference or tour in 2016. Join a study group or come to A.R.E. Camp this summer. Give someone a gift membership, Mentored Group, or Cayce book this year.
You can also help us celebrate by renewing your financial commitment with monthly donation of $85 via our Good Karma Club. With a donation of $85 per month you become a member of our Golden Circle. Being a member of the Golden Circle has special benefits like receiving unique gifts and event invitations throughout the year. Donate before June 1 and we will celebrate with you on June 24 at our Donor Appreciation event at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. https://secure.edgarcayce.com/donate-DW162.aspx
Think about it
Planned Giving is about ordinary people making extraordinary gifts through charitable bequests to special programs at the A.R.E. Bequests touch lives… dozens of children will attend A.R.E. Camp this summer as the result of a bequest years ago. That’s just one example here! Have YOU already included the A.R.E. in your planned giving (put us in your will or made us beneficiary of an investment account)? Let me hear from you so we can welcome you into the Edgar Cayce Legacy Society. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/donate.aspx?id=1201 Or contact Marianna Theo (757) 457-7215 and Marianna.email@example.com
Thank you for all you continue to do for this great Work!
Ever the same,
Kevin J. Todeschi