June 2015 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for June 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:
A.R.E. CAMP LOSES DINING HALL IN TRAGIC FIRE!
In the early morning hours of June 5, our A.R.E. Camp Dining Hall was completely destroyed by fire. It is a real shock to all of us – especially the tight-knit A.R.E. Camp community. As you can see from these before and after photos, the fire devastated the building. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the fire did not spread to other buildings or the woods in Camp’s mountain valley.
Almost immediately, A.R.E. Camp Manager Malenka Kaydan and her incredibly dedicated group of volunteers set about finding ways to pull off the Camp season without missing a beat. Our Camp sessions WILL go on as scheduled! We have rented a 53-foot long “mobile kitchen” – literally, a kitchen on wheels – in order to provide delicious, Cayce-friendly meals to campers all summer long. In the meantime, those same dedicated volunteers who have helped us in the aftermath of this fire – Rich Hopkins, Fred Dewey, and Hal Costley-- have been working for months to complete the new shower house and it’s a thing of beauty! Thank you all for your support!
Thankfully, over 140 people have already donated $60,000 to help us make it through this critical time and to help us rebuild! Dozens of others have sent kitchen items and games from our list, dining tables and other useful things to get us through the summer in great shape. Thank YOU as well. Knowing our loving community, I know that you may want to help as well. Here are some ways you can:
- DONATE: Your donations – plus our insurance – should get us through the summer with temporary facilities and get us started on rebuilding for next summer
- VOLUNTEER: If you want to volunteer to help in some way, contact Malenka@edgarcayce.org
- I know that you’ll join me in keeping A.R.E. Camp and our community in your thoughts, love and prayers.
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 million! Just $2 million away from reaching our goal! $1 million of that is needed 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.
Golden Circle donors and Edgar Cayce Legacy Society members: We hope you will join us for our annual Donor Appreciation event the evening of Friday, June 26 at Virginia’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 22.
CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF THE A.R.E.: PAST AND PRESENT
Hazel Zachar and June Bro want you to join in celebrating the Women of the A.R.E. by making a donation in honor of any A.R.E. Woman of your choosing. And when you donate by July 31, either YOUR name as a woman donor OR another you might choose to honor will be included in a list to be mailed out in our Year-End Newsletter in November. To contribute: 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)
Be Our Guest…
Join us on the Café’s “Gladys Davis Porch” on Thursday, June 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (during our annual Member Congress), for a Women’s Tea to celebrate the Women of the A.R.E.: Past and Present. We want to celebrate and honor you for all the time, energy, and financial support you give to this Work.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce Reilly School of Massage is excited to welcome our newest class of students to the June 700-hour massage program! Our next program will start 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 community is also thrilled to share recent accolades and awards bestowed on one of our faculty members and one of our alumni members: Reflexology Instructor, Juliebeth Mezzy, has been awarded the prestigious honor of Educator of the Year by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, sponsored by BonVital and Biofreeze. The applicant pool is extremely competitive, and winners are chosen based on experience, teacher training taken, and how well they meet the core competency standards. Julie is one of only 24 Accredited Reflexology Educators in the country, and has been with the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage since 2000.
A 1998 graduate from the Cayce/Reilly School, Wendy Delk Greene, received the prestigious Legacy Therapist of the Year Award for 2014 for Massage Envy Spas throughout the country! The Legacy Therapist of the Year is selected from the group of therapists who previously were honored as Therapist of the Year and is based on the therapist’s continued commitment to excellence and contributions to clients and fellow team members. Congratulations to Julie and Wendy!!
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.
EDGAR CAYCE BOOKS BLOG POST SETS NEW "LIKE" RECORD
A new post on our Edgar Cayce Books Blog has the highest amount of "Likes" to-date with more than 3,000 users responding. The post, titled Thoughts on Suicide and the Afterlife, is an excerpt from the latest 4th Dimension Press title, We Are Never Alone, by psychic medium Anthony Quinata. This response shows what a great need there is for discussion and hope on such a sensitive topic. We hope you’ll value this post as well.
A.R.E. BOOKSTORE & GIFT SHOP The A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop is well into the swing of another exciting summer! This month we will debut the first of our new evening classes! We begin with a Spirit Message Circle on Tuesday, July 7; Pendulums and Dowsing on Thursday, July 16; Palmistry Class on Wednesday, July 22; and Psychic Development on Monday, July 27. All classes are from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please call the bookstore at 757-457-7231 for more information or to preregister!
And mark your calendars, the next one of our very popular Psychic Fairs is scheduled for July 25.
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 KuchoMay 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!
Headquarters Conferences is excited to offer these two hypnosis training certification programs, both taught by experienced psychologists with outstanding credentials. On August 14 through 16, Dr. Jason Parker brings Advanced Hypnosis Techniques Certification: Creating Lasting Change. 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. October 18-23, Peter Woodbury MSW teaches Past Life Regression Hypnotherapy Training Certification. This program, designed for both the new and more experienced hypnotherapist, will give you theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the process of hypnosis and past-life regression therapy. Enrollment is limited for both of these programs, so early registration is encouraged.
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Just think of the many ways you can and do use your gifts of time, talent, and treasure to make the world more loving and whole. Wouldn’t intentionally forming your LifePrint be a goal worth pursuing? How should you begin? Contact Susan Luscomb at 757-457-7125 or firstname.lastname@example.org for your free consultation.
Thank you for your prayers, generosity and ongoing support for this great Work!
Ever the same,
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO