March 2015 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for March 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: 2015 CAPSTONE YEAR
In January, we moved into the final, “Capstone Year” of our $30 million CREATE Campaign (capital, endowment, and program support)… and we have raised just over $27 million – just $3 million to go! With the Cayce Hospital renovations successfully completed and $6.2 million raised already toward our $7.5 million capital projects goal, we now need to raise an additional $1.3 million 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. You are still supporting our various programs and our day-to-day operations through your annual donations as well. Thank you! We have raised almost $20 million for these great programs already. Join us for our CREATE Campaign “Capstone Year” Celebration event on Friday, March 27 from 5:00-7:00 in the Cayce/Miller Café and get inspired to throw in your support to help us reach this ambitious goal.
ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY – Registration now open!
Atlantic University’s mission is to provide high quality learning in an online environment which integrates the body, mind, and spirit for a holistic education. The programs offered help people achieve higher human potential and transform their lives, better understand their relationship to all life, and be of profound service to others.
Summer 2015 registration is opens March 16, and runs through April 17. To find out more about Atlantic University and the programs offered, go to www.AtlanticUniv.edu.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE!
The Cayce Reilly School of Massage is excited to publish our new website on Friday, March 13th at www.caycereilly.edu. We encourage members to locate a graduate in their area and enjoy a comprehensive Cayce/Reilly massage.
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage attracts students from all backgrounds and ages, including military veterans, to our exciting and unique holistic massage program. We are the only school in the Tidewater region that has a specialized, institutional accreditation in massage and bodywork, and we also accept Federal financial aid and GI Bill® educational benefits. Students can complete their training in as little as 8 months – our next programs will begin in June and September 2015.
Our Continuing Education program is also thriving, with a number of new courses available to the general public. Please click the link: http://www.edgarcayce.org/ce for more information. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our programs and courses, please contact the school staff at 757-457-7270 or visit www.caycereilly.edu.
A.R.E. HOUSTON CENTER
The A.R.E. Houston Center will welcome a new employee, Marco Oliver, on April 1st. Marco will work with Ed Jamail and Carl Bohannon to learn all operations of the center and the spa. Antoine Oliver, a recent Cayce/Reilly School of Massage graduate, will join therapist Elaine Hruska there in offering a full menu of therapeutic spa services.
A.R.E. eGROUPS - 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. The upcoming 2015 schedule is:
- Rediscovering Happiness: Train Your Mind to Think Positive, March 25 – April 21, 2015, mentored by Josie Varga
- Achieving Higher States of Consciousness Using Mayan, Toltec, and Aztec Concepts, April 8 – May 5, 2015, mentored by John Van Auken
In Headquarters Conferences news, we do have limited seating remaining Caroline Myss and Dr. C. Norman Shealy‘s Medical Intuition: Self-Diagnosis and Healing with Your Body's Energy Systems, program April 17-19, so we encourage you to register now. We are also looking forward to Gregg Unterburger's Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 Soul Growth events, The Quickening: Leaping Ahead on Your Spiritual Journey and Edgar Cayce and A Course in Miracles: Seeing with the Eyes of the Christ, which will coincide with the release of this new book.
Field Conferences and Retreats is planning a fabulous 50th anniversary getaway at Seabeck, featuring John Van Auken. Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You: How to Rejuvenate and Illuminate your Body, Mind, & Spirit will occur June 24-28 at beautiful Seabeck in Washington, located on 90 lush acres with sweeping views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains, near the Seattle area. Enjoy a lively and enlightening retreat, cozy rustic housing, food, fellowship and fun, all for about $100--or less—a day!
A.R.E. HEALTH CENTER & SPA
The Health Center & Spa is over-the-hill delighted with its new proximity-partner, the Café! Of course, the spa clients, staff and therapists, along with many other A.R.E. staff and volunteers, are excited to have right at hand the delicious, healthy food that Leaping Lizard creates! One can easily feel that Mr. Cayce is smiling in delight to see his building promoting improved health, just as he wanted. The spa is seeing quite a surge in new local clients – 74 local residents were first-time clients enjoying services at the spa during February alone.
Many of our members may not realize that they can view the wide range of Spa services (and make a reservation!) at the following link: http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/spa/index.aspx [for reservations, click the “schedule an appointment online” link at the bottom of the Page.]
WALK THE LAND OF YOUR DREAMS - A.R.E. 2015 TOURS
These mystical adventures could soon be featured in your scrapbook or on your Facebook Wall…
- Southern Spain & Morocco – Led by Peter Woodbury, April 11 -22, 2015. Also offering an optional extension to the Atlas Mountains and into the Sahara Desert, April 22-26, 2015.
- Old Quebec & Montreal – Led by Patrick and Jane Belisle,
August 10-16, 2015.
- China & Tibet – Led by John Van Auken,
September 15-28, 2015.
- New Mexico and Mesa Verde – Led by Don Carroll,
October 24-31, 2015.
- Cuba 2016 – Our travelers from A.R.E.’s first ever tour to Cuba are back and reporting that it exceeded even their highest expectations! Luscious food, inspiring art and dance, and the welcoming, friendly people of Cuba are beckoning us to return… and so we shall! Mark your calendars! Tentative dates are February 13th – 21st, 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 1-888-2733339!
As spring begins to blossom, consider joining us for the 2015 season at A.R.E. Camp! We have some fantastic programs lined up for our 2015 season, including two fantastic family camps, children’s sessions, and even young adult and adult programs too! Come spend some time in the sundrenched Blue Ridge Mountains this summer, creating magical memories with friends old and new, enjoy programs hosted by popular resource people, hike the surrounding mountains, swim in the cool crisp pond, and live life the Cayce way! To register now, or for more information, visit www.EdgarCayce.org/SummerCamp.
"THERE IS A RIVER" REPRINTED BY A.R.E. PRESS
The complete and definitive biography of Edgar Cayce has been reissued by A.R.E. Press with a new cover and a new introduction by best-selling author of Occult America, Mitch Horowitz. Horowitz is also the editor-in-chief of Tarcher/Penguin of the Penguin Groups (publishers of the hardback and eBook editions of There is a River). http://www.arecatalog.com/ProductCatalog/Product/30/There-Is-A-River.
"SPRING DONATIONS - HOW HAS THE CAYCE WORK IMPACTED YOUR LIFE
You are the heart of this wonderful work! Thank you for all of your service and your financial support over the years. You recently received a letter from our Board Chair, Art Strickland, telling you about his own personal story of being affected by the A.R.E., and asking for your story about how the Cayce materials have touched your life deeply. Art was urging you to help make a difference in other people’s lives by reaffirming your commitment to the A.R.E. and making a donation to the Golden Circle ($1,000+) or increasing your donation from last year. Your donation of A.R.E.’s Annual Fund will be used to help sustain the wonderful programs and outreach you’ve come to know and love. If you would like to join Art and make a donation this spring, you can do it here: www.edgarcayce.org/donate.
You can also join the Golden Circle using our Good Karma Club, our monthly giving club, by making a donation of $85 or more each month. As you know, being a member of the Golden Circle has its special benefits like unique gifts and events throughout the year (including our annual Donor Appreciation event which will be held June 26 this year at Virginia Beach’s Museum of Contemporary Art): www.edgarcayce.org/donate.
"UPDATED CALENDAR OF ONLINE ACTIVITIES!
If you are interested in participating in A.R.E. eGroups, peeking in on conferences from the comfort of your own home, or taking part in self-paced courses that will help you remember you past lives, visit our update online calendar of events at this link: http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/online.aspx?id=8301.
If there is any department or activity you would like to hear more about in the next update, please let us know!
Ever the same,
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO