July 2015 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for July 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:
CREATE CAMPAIGN UPDATE – Only 5 months left!
You all know that this is the "Capstone Year"of our $30 million CREATE Campaign (capital, endowment, and program support)… and, thanks to some recent donations for our renovation project and helping with A.R.E. Camp’s tragedy, we have raised over $28.5 million! Just $1.5 million away from reaching our goal! In addition to needing funds for our programs and endowments, nearly $1 million is still needed in order to renovate our Library and Conference Center (new restrooms, HVAC system, Library carpeting, expanding the auditorium, parking improvements, and upgrades throughout the building). Donors of $500 or more to the project will be listed on our Stairway to Heaven. Watch for your letter from Charles Thomas Cayce next month, giving you an opportunity to support this big undertaking. Help us make a great impression on our visitors.
DONOR APPRECIATION PARTY WAS A COLORFUL SUCCESS!
One hundred fifty dedicated members and donors gathered at Virginia Beach’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to celebrate all of the wonderful programs and improvements your donations have made happen in recent years. Standing beneath the Dale Chihuly chandelier, our donors were wined and dined and, most importantly, thanked profusely for their dedication to the cause. We thanked ALL our donors that night – even if you couldn’t attend the event. And to make you feel as though you were with us, here is a link to the 6-minute video we showed in MOCA’s movie theater. Enjoy! And thank you all for supporting this great work. https://youtu.be/RQ6iPNEM4aQ
A.R.E. CAMP BOUNCES BACK FROM FIRE
Nearly 200 people have contributed about $70,000 in funds and wish-list items to A.R.E. Camp since the devastating loss of the Dining Hall and Kitchen in last month’s fire. THANK YOU! We need to raise at least $100,000 in total to cover the gap between our needs and what insurance will cover. If you would like to pitch in to help, you can do so here:
Camp sessions are going on as scheduled – we never missed a beat! – and our campers are having a great time. Our mobile kitchen and our "Big Top"dining hall have been great (temporary) fixes and we’re getting rave reviews about our food and fun. If you would still like to join us, we still have spaces available for Children’s Camp and the Adult Retreat if you, or someone you love, would like to come spend a week in mountain paradise! You’ll spend days living the ideals of the Cayce work, eating delicious home cooked meals, laughing with friends, splashing in our cool mountain pond, and jumping for JOY! Check it out here: http://www.edgarcayce.org/camp/
MASTER OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES AT ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
We are now accepting applications for the new MA in Leadership Studies beginning January 2016. This new online program presents the intersection of three lenses of leadership study: a global perspective, an organizational understanding, and mindful awareness. Students in this program will have training in all of these concepts, and will also have the opportunity to take their interest many steps deeper within one of these three areas of concentration:
- Global Leadership
- Organization Leadership
- and Mindful Leadership
The MA in Leadership program was meticulously designed with the intention of providing a tangible degree infused with the founding principles of Atlantic University: mainstream study meets spiritual intelligence. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.428.1512
And the deadline for applications for Fall 2015 is fast approaching. Again, for more information contact us at email@example.com or 800.428.1512
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is currently accepting applications for our next program starting on September 28, 2015 – any students who start the program in September will receive a $500.00 tuition discount. Visit our website: www.caycereilly.edu to apply online today.
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is thrilled to announce the launch of our new Yoga Teacher Training Program. The 200-hour program will start in January 2016 and complete in December – training classes will be held one weekend per month at our beautiful oceanfront campus where attendees will enjoy learning the art and science of yoga practice as well as the holistic health concepts found in the Cayce readings. Please visit our website for more details coming soon and to reserve your spot in this inaugural training!
Our Continuing Education program continues to thrive, with a number of new courses available to the general public. Please click the link: www.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. ONLINE COURSES
A.R.E. online courses are designed to allow the participant to focus on your spiritual growth and personal enrichment from the comfort of home. With 24/7 access to all lesson material, staying connected to a network of like-minded seekers is easy and convenient. Upcoming courses for the summer are:
The Keys to Balancing Your Life Using Astrology as Your Guide, July 22 – August 18, 2015
Mentored by Raye Mathis
Enlighten Our Minds Using Kabbalah, July 19 – August 25, 2015
Mentored by John Van Auken
To learn more and register visit www.EdgarCayce.org/eGroups, or call 800.333.4499.
3,000th LIFE MEMBER!!
Congratulations to Carter and Teza Lord who recently became A.R.E.’s 3,000th Life Members! Look for a news story about the Lord family’s involvement with the Work in the October/November/December issue of Venture Inward magazine. If you’re considering Life Membership, visit EdgarCayce.org/life to save $250 and receive the Official Edgar Cayce Readings on DVD-Rom as a gift.
NEW STAFF FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH GROUP DEPARTMENT
A couple of months ago, we told you that Board members Don Carroll and Lora Little had pledged support for A.R.E.’s A Search for God Study Groups by funding a new, part-time position. We are pleased to welcome, Leigh Hronek, Spiritual Growth Groups Associate, who will be the primary contact with existing A Search For God/Spiritual Growth Groups and regional volunteers. She will also focus on developing communication with new groups and encouraging members to join or start a group in their local area. For more information, call 800-333-4499 x7190, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit EdgarCayce.org/studygroups.
NEW TRUE TALES FROM THE EDGAR CAYCE ARCHIVES
The long-awaited new title from Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick is finally in stock! The Kirkpatricks take us on a fascinating journey into the archives of the Cayce readings, finding the most interesting case studies and exploring the incredible and astounding results of the Cayce work in so many people's lives. http://www.arecatalog.com/ProductCatalog/Product/7321/True-Tales-from-the-Edgar-Cayce-Archives
Limited spaces are still available for Headquarters Conferences new hypnosis training certification Advanced Hypnosis Techniques Certification: Creating Lasting Change, August 14-16, featuring Psychologist and Master Hypnotherapist Dr. Jason Parker. This intensive training is specially designed to increase the depth and effectiveness of your hypnosis sessions and improve client outcomes, focusing on "The Big Three"concerns most that commonly cause people to seek hypnosis as a therapy: smoking cessation, weight control, and stress reduction. This course is also a perfect "refresher" for current hypnotherapists who want to brush up on the latest techniques.
HQ-sponsored Field Programs has added a new speaker to their roster with a life-changing program debuting at A.R.E,’s Houston Center on September 19. Patrick Belisle brings a full-day workshop dedicated to helping you create a more fulfilling future with Mind Is the Builder: Creating the Life You Want Using Wisdom from Edgar Cayce. Look for this uplifting and experiential program coming to a city near you!
A.R.E. AT EARTH-KEEPER 2015 STAR-GATE CONFERENCE
Special thanks go out to James Tyberonn for his vision, sincerity, and passion promoting Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. at the Earth-Keeper 2015 Star-Gate conference in Denver, Colorado. As the hosting spokesman of the four-day event, his focus on the importance of membership to A.R.E. resulted in the sale of 175 memberships! The inspiration of presenters Charles Thomas Cayce and John Van Auken; the enthusiasm of Pat Belisle; and the hours of support provided by Darlene Bodnar and the A.R.E. Rocky Mountain Region team at the event were also appreciated. The promotion of A.R.E. membership will continue with the next Earth-Keeper 'Crystal Vortex' Arkansas Gathering in November.
A.R.E. HEALTH CENTER & SPA CONTINUES TO THRIVE
During months of April, May and June combined, new clients to the spa outnumbered existing clients for the first time in almost 20 years. New clients increased by one-third over those same months in 2014. Is it the new energy of transformation the A.R.E. has undergone in the past several years? Yes, we surely believe so!
The Health Center & Spa enjoyed a wonderful group of 10 people for the June Wellness Retreat this year. With age ranges between 20 and 79, and traveling from Alaska, Mexico and other points in the US, this group formed a beautiful, harmonious, joyful whole during this life-changing body/mind/spirit residential retreat program that the Spa is so proud and happy to provide. Go to http://www.arehealth.org/#!wellness-week/c4mb to find out more Wellness Weeks.
The featured July Special in the Spa is the Cayce Classic Facial for the Back, with $10 off the regular price. Clients with summertime skin issues on their backs have requested it, and we’re happy to provide! Our back facial procedure includes hot towels, herbal cleanser, Aztec clay mask, toning, moisturizing, and misting. While the mask is drying, your feet are gently massaged. The entire procedure lasts approximately 45 minutes and is very soothing. You’ll find these classic facials a relaxing and restorative value to your body temple! Book an appointment online by clicking the “Schedule an Appointment” link in the upper right of www.AREHealth.org or call 757-457-7202.
A.R.E. 2015 TOURS
- LAST CALL for Old Quebec and Montreal – Led by Patrick and Jane Belisle, August 10-16, 2015. Sacré bleu! Did you know that Quebec City was ranked as the 6th best destination in the world by Conde Nast travelers a couple of years ago? Ahead of its cousin Paris, France! No jet lag, just lots of fun and fellowship to be had!
- China and Tibet – Led by John Van Auken, September 15-28, 2015. Walk the back of the dragon on the Great Wall of China…feel the peace and serenity of that past life as a Tibetan monk… This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is filling up very quickly, so get a move on and save your space!
- New Mexico and Mesa Verde – Led by Don Carroll, October 24-31, 2015. Join us as we “walk the good red road” and tune into the sacred energies of Mother Earth in a land that long been an area of pilgrimage by those seeking the wisdom of the Native American cultures.
AND COMING UP IN 2016:
- Cuba, the “Return to Atlantis” Tour– Led by John Van Auken, February 13 – 21, 2016.
- 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!
- Ireland – Led by John Van Auken, July 10 - 24 2016!
- PLUS… IN THE WORKS: Greece – Led by Charles Thomas Cayce, Fall of 2016!
If you would like additional information about any of our travel programs, contact our Travel Programs Administrator, Cheryl Bernath, at email@example.com or by phone at 1-888-273-3339!
YOUR LAST CHANCE TO CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF THE A.R.E.
Donate by July 31 to have your name or the name of an A.R.E. Woman you would like to celebrate included in our November Year-End Newsletter. Hazel Zachar and June Bro would really love for you to join them in celebrating the Women of the A.R.E. by making a donation in honor of any A.R.E. Woman of your choosing. Make your donation today: https://commerce.solutrix.com/are/aresecure/donate2011.asp
- $10+ June Bro level
- $100+ Hazel’s Friends
- $1,000+ Unsung Hero level (for all the A.R.E. women you have known)
- $10,000+ Gladys Davis and Gertrude Cayce level (they always cooperated for the good of the A.R.E., so they’re doing the same here)
Thank you for your prayers, generosity and ongoing support for this great Work!
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO