This is my update for April 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:

VISITOR CENTER RENOVATIONS HAVE BEGUN!

Thanks to a major contribution from longtime member Hazel Zachar last fall, we have started renovating our Visitor Center restrooms!

If you have ever been in these 1975 restrooms, you'll understand why we are so excited for this wonderful upgrade to the modern era. This phase of the interior renovations should be finished in a few weeks, but it's only the beginning of the project. We are also replacing our 40-year old heating and air-conditioning unit before the summer heat is upon us, and then will come the Library and Meditation Room renovations.

If you'd like to help us renovate the lobby - our truly FIRST IMPRESSION on visitors to the A.R.E. - you can donate here.

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.

AtlanticUniv.edu | 800-428-1512 | admissions@atlanticuniv.edu

CAYCE/REILLY SCHOOL OF MASSAGE

The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is now accepting applications for the next class starting on June 20, 2016 – be a part of a new era in holistic healthcare! Visit our website: CayceReilly.edu for more details on our 700-hour program and to apply online today. Our Continuing Education program includes many wonderful classes for massage therapists as well as a number of great courses available to the general public. Visit CayceReilly.edu for more information. And 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. CONFERENCES  
 
Featuring favorite medium John Holland and best-selling author of the Conversations with God books series Neale Donald Walsch, this event will present new insights into the everlasting nature of the soul and our relationship with God. If you are considering attending, please register now to ensure your place!
 
Did you know many of your favorite Headquarters Conference speaker presentations are available online, live and on demand anytime? Go to EdgarCayce.org/online for a listing of speakers and topics including Mark Thurston PhD, Tom Baker MDiv, MSW, and John Van Auken!

NEW YOUTUBE INTERVIEW

I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with author M.K. Welsch about her new book, Sacred Journey: Edgar Cayce, the Bible, and the Path to Enlightenment. M.K. is a long-time student of the Cayce readings, and you can see how passionate she is about this topic in her interview. I hope you enjoy listening to her insights into this subject matter. See the interview here.

A.R.E. CAMP

It’s time to register for your one-of-a-kind vacation at A.R.E. Camp – there are still spots available in our Children’s Camp and Family Camp 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 arecamp@edgarcayce.org. Check our 2016 offerings and register online at EdgarCayce.org/camp or by calling 800-333-4499.

MATCHING GIFT FUND—HELP US REBUILD THE CAMP DINING HALL IN TIME FOR SUMMER  

Most of you know that Camp's Dining Hall burned down last June. Now, in the past couple weeks, we have broken ground to build a new one. Can we get it built in time for this summer's sessions?? We're counting on it…and we need your help. Keep us in your prayers and consider making a donation.

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.

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 May 31 and we will celebrate with you on June 24 at our Donor Appreciation event at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
 
 
A.R.E. TOURS
  • Ireland, Land of Leprechauns, Fairies, and Elves! – Led by John Van Auken, July 10 - 24 2016! Walk the winding paths through quaint cottages, touch the standing stone circles, wander the lush green valleys, and raise a glass at a traditional Irish Pub to toast your latest adventure!
  • England, "The Sacred Mists of Avalon," led by popular tour leader, Don Carroll, September 23rd to October 3rd, 2016. This tour includes exceptional, private access to the Temple of Stonehenge (where the general public is no longer allowed to visit).
  • Bermuda Cruise, "Mysteries of Bermuda"
    led by Patrick and Jane Belisle, October 23 to October 30, 2016. Departing from NYC on the fabulous, new, Norwegian Breakaway, enjoy past life regressions, meditations, and dream sharing on this economically priced "tour like no other." For more information and registration go to www.arebermudacruise.com.
  • Costa Rica, "Spirit of the Rainforest, Return to Oneness" 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 lazily rafting down the winding Sarapiqui River.
  •  Visit EdgarCayce.org/tours.