May 2015 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
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 upgraded technology (focused on world outreach), we have raised almost $28 million – just $2 million to go! $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.
A.R.E. Camp is also raising funds to build a new shower house; our Prison Outreach program is expanding into prison libraries; and you are still supporting our various programs and our day-to-day operations through your Annual Fund donations as well. Thank you!
Golden Circle donors and Edgar Cayce Legacy Society members: Mark your calendars! Join us for our annual Donor Appreciation event the evening of Friday, June 26 at Virginia’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Details and invitations will be forthcoming.
TWO BOARD MEMBERS LEAD THE WAY TO STRENGTHEN STUDY GROUPS, HONOR DORIS VAN AUKEN
Board members Don Carroll and Lora Little (along with her husband Greg) have made it their priority to support the A.R.E.’s A Search for God Study Groups. Combined, they have pledged $75,000 to create funding for a new, part-time staff person to focus on nurturing Study Groups and they have created endowment funds which will support Study Groups for generations to come. The endowments will generate about $2,500 annually and – if you will add your donation to them – they could do even more. One fund is named in memory of Doris Van Auken whose decades-long dedication was inspirational to many. YOU are invited to contribute to “The Doris Van Auken Fund” in any amount if you wish to honor this wonderful woman’s memory. Thank you for your leadership and contributions, Don, Greg, and Lora!
HAZEL ZACHAR CALLS ON YOU TO GIVE – IN THE NAME OF WOMEN!
Watch your mailbox from A.R.E. member and donor Hazel Zachar (and June Bro) who are calling for the Women of the A.R.E. to UNITE! And to contribute: EdgarCayce.org/Donate
- $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)
Join me 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. Watch for it there!
Atlantic University celebrated its Spring 2015 Convocation on April 24. Six students presented their culminating projects to a full audience of members, alumni, faculty, and staff – AND, for the first time, were streamed live through YouTube:
Amy McKay – Creative Authenticity: Art as a Transformative Practice
Mary Sandy – Spirituality and the Workplace
Luis Palma – Holistic Stroke Aid
Sandy Mayer – Exploration of Automatic Painting and Abstract Art
Matthew Small – Telepathy: An Application Project of Hypnagogia
Rosemary Watts-Dreyer – Dreaming Differences between Introverts and Extroverts
If you missed the live stream of this event you can still view the individual presentations on YouTube. Go to the Atlantic University YouTube page to watch these and many other profound and moving student presentations.
Visit our website for more information, AtlanticUniv.edu or call us at 800-428-1512.
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. Upcoming Groups
- The Spiritual Application of Self Hypnosis, June 3 – June 30, 2015, mentored by Henry Reed
- Co-Creating Your Life Using Whole Brain Thinking, June 17 – July 14, 2015, mentored by Mitzi Crall
- Reincarnation, Karma and Destiny, July 8 – August 4, 2015, mentored by Lynn Sparrow Christy
To learn more and register, visit EdgarCayce.org/eGroups, or call 800.333.4499
A.R.E. TO SUSPEND ITS CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY PROGRAM AS OF JUNE 30, 2015
After offering Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) as an investment option to our members for many years, we have decided to take a hiatus beginning July 1. If you have been working with the Development Office on a CGA before now, and are 75 or older, please contact them to secure yours by June 30. Thanks to all of you who have participated in supporting us in this way over the years.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce Reilly School of Massage is currently accepting applications for our June 700-hour massage program – applications are due no later than June 10 and all students who start the program in June will receive a $750.00 tuition discount - visit our website: CayceReilly.edu to apply online today!
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 and be on their way to a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.
Our Continuing Education program is thriving, with a number of new courses available to the general public. Please click the link: 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.
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A.R.E. 2015 TOURS
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.
Travel with us as we touch ground that may have once been Atlantean soil! Will it stir deep memories? Will it reinforce your Soul’s Mission?
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!
Walk the ancient paths of Machu Picchu alongside renowned Shaman and Healer, Juan de Dios Kucho, and participate in a special Shamanic Ceremony. The ancient echoes of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Tiahuanaco are calling you…
PLUS… IN THE WORKS:
Ireland – Led by John Van Auken, Summer of 2016!
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!
May 28-31, 2015, Headquarters Conferences is offering Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Training with Dr. Yvonne Oswald, author of Every Word has Power. Learn the transformative power of NLP, which guides you to find and achieve your purpose in your personal and professional life, improves your communication skills, and gives you the ability to create real, meaningful, positive changes to your life. Completion leads to certification as an NLP Practitioner. This program has limited enrollment, so early registration is encouraged.
Summer is on the horizon, and Headquarters-sponsored Field programs has two retreats coming up that will give you a vacation experience for the soul: June 24-28, 2015, A.R.E. 50th Annual Summer Seabeck Retreat at Seabeck Washington, Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You: How to Rejuvenate and Illuminate your Body, Mind, & Spirit with John Van Auken and August 14-17, 2015 A.R.E. 58th Annual Summer Granlibakken Retreat at Tahoe City, California Exploring Your Intuition, Your Consciousness and Your Soul Self with Kevin J. Todeschi and Mary Roach. Create a lasting memory and experience a transformative program with like-minded individuals in a relaxed retreat setting.
It’s not too late to register for your one of a kind vacation at A.R.E. Camp – there are still spots available in our 2015 sessions! Give this gift to your child or 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 questions or more information at 757-457-7162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check our 2015 offerings and register online at EdgarCayce.org/camp or by calling 800-3334499
A.R.E. BOOKSTORE & GIFT SHOP
The Bookstore and Gift Shop has some great events coming up!
The next in our series of highly successful Psychic Fairs will be on Saturday, June 13. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Visitors Center, and the last appointment is 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so plan to arrive early!
Next, on June 3rd, we’ll be partnering with Whole Foods to host a meet and greet book signing with Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet and a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show. We’re excited to have him here!
Watch our Facebook page and new bookstore webpage EdgarCayce.org/Bookstore for details!
And finally, we will be hosting a special evening with Bruce Baar on Thursday, June 18, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, in our Main Auditorium. Bruce will be discussing the wet cell and radiac appliances as well as the many other Cayce Care remedies. This event will be free and open to the public. Be sure to bring any questions you have about Baar products!
Thank you for your ongoing support, your prayers and your generosity!
Ever the same,
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO