Father, let Thy desires be my desires. Let my desires, God, be Thy desires, in Spirit and in Truth.

-- Edgar Cayce reading 262-60

This is the April 2019 update to A.R.E. members and friends who are interested in the new and exciting trends occurring within Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., Atlantic University, the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, and the Edgar Cayce Foundation. A number of exciting things are happening this month! Please share the following with your friends:


I want to make special mention of the fact that we have two exciting conferences coming up in May! Our annual reincarnation conference, May 3-5, 2019, Life Everlasting, and Do What You Love, Love What You Do, May 17-19.

Life Everlasting: Our Eternal Soul’s Continuous Journey through the Other Side and Beyond will feature Anita Moorjani, John J. Oliver, J. Marie, Tarron Estes, Peter Woodbury, Cheryl Baer-Bernath, Kevin Todeschi, and Dr. Pim van Lommel. The program will include scientific research, a discussion of the profound nature of near-death experiences, past-life regression, children’s past-life memories, random audience readings, an exploration of conscious dying, and Cayce’s insights on angels, guides and afterlife. Just recently, Dr. Pim van Lommel wrote this blog for us: “A Cardiologist’s Perspective on Near-Death Experiences.”

We are also excited about this powerful NEW program May 17-19: Do What You Love, Love What You Do: Embracing Your True Calling with Pam Grout, author of E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. Also featured at this Conference are Mark Thurston PhD, Cindy Griffith MA, Cheryl Baer-Bernath CHt, and Rachel Vincitore MS. You’ll discover how to be as HAPPY and SUCCESSFUL as you make up your mind to be! Learn to overcome challenges and roadblocks as you uncover your own unique path and learn to manifest your ideal work and life.
Enjoy the beautiful, mild weather and uncrowded beaches of Virginia Beach this May (and make an advance appointment at the Health Center and Spa)!


Over the past few years, we have built new buildings, renovated old ones, and we’re nearly finished! With your help, we’ll finish raising the funds for the remaining areas of our Visitor Center in the coming year. Here’s where we stand:


  • Restrooms – DONE!
  • Library Renovations – DONE!
  • New HVAC – DONE!
  • New Elevator – FUNDED!
  • 2nd Floor Carpet/Wallpaper/Paint – FUNDED!
  • Meditation Room – FUNDED!
  • New Front Door – FUNDED!


  • LOBBY (see rendering) – needs $200,000 to be renovated
  • Main Auditorium – our main conference center – needs 50,000 for new lighting and redesign
  • Mini Auditorium needs $25,000 to move the stage, get new lighting, etc.
  • New Retaining Wall – Need $30,000
  • New Stairway up to Cayce Hospital Building – $20,000
  • Resurface Parking Lot – $35,000

Be part of A.R.E.’s beautification and preparation for the next generation. For more information about the project and how you can help, contact Patrick Belisle, Director of Philanthropy at or 757-457-7126.


Atlantic University is a member of BizConnect, a local networking group which hosts events for local business owners, schools, nonprofits, and other organizations who are also members. On Friday, April 5, Atlantic University entertained nearly 50 BizConnect members for morning coffee in the Main Auditorium on the 67th street campus.

When asked how many of the guests have never been to the property, more than half raised their hands. Many of the networking members believed that the campus was closed to the public, so they just drove by and never stopped in to investigate further. It was a pleasure to open the doors to our BizConnect friends, to tell them all about the University, and give them a private tour of the Visitors Center building. Many of the attendees said that they will definitely come back to try out the Café, enjoy the meditation garden, the labyrinth, spa, and learn more about Atlantic University. We would say that this was a great success not just for Atlantic University, but for the A.R.E. as well. It is our intention to keep hosting local events and to show the wonders of Edgar Cayce to Virginia Beach.


The Cayce/Reilly School is actively recruiting for the next class that starts on June 17, 2019. Spaces are limited so apply now! For more information on the admissions process and requirements, see One of the most valuable parts of our students’ learning is practicing their massage techniques. Please visit our Student Clinic any time to enjoy reduced-priced massage and foot reflexology sessions – call 757-457-7146 to make an appointment.

2019 A.R.E. TOURS

  • June – Ireland with Peter Woodbury
  • July – Japan with Kevin Todeschi
  • October –– Egypt with John Van Auken

Contact A.R.E. Travel Programs toll free at 888-273-3339, or visit

A.R.E. CONGRESS – an Annual Event!

This year’s Congress, “The Edgar Cayce Path to Spiritual Enlightenment” will take place June 16-21, 2019. It is the 88th Annual Event and will have a special focus on Membership and Life Membership during sharing groups. We look forward to seeing both old friends and new ones at this annual highlight! 


For those who are interested, we have a long waitlist of prisoners who are looking for individuals willing to be Mentors in our Correspondence Program. All correspondence is channeled through A.R.E. so you will not be giving personal information. This is an opportunity to serve others. For more details email us at, or visit us at

A.R.E.’s BLOG – A Wealth of Information at Your Fingertips

Recent blog posts have included the following articles, “A Cardiologist’s Perspective on Near-Death Experiences,” “Use Your Free Will,” “Eight Ways to Empower Your Life,” and “Edgar Cayce Thoughts for the Day” book excerpt. The blog also features a searchable database, giving you the ability to explore previous topics or search by author. Read our blogs posts at


You may have already received John Van Auken’s letter in the mail, reminding us that even in the midst of all our nation’s discord and polarization there is a change coming. It is a change that needs preparation by souls like you and me who know a higher ideal as taught by the Master and elaborated upon by Cayce!

As John said in his letter, you can be part of this preparation by empowering the A.R.E. to spread the Cayce messages far and wide. By donating to The Source Fund you can help banish the darkness by getting this message of goodness and love out into the masses. By supporting this Work, you become a catalyst to create a positive, resilient world – for today and for future generations. Donate today. We thank you.


Stop by the Bookstore and Gift Shop to see the variety of new pieces from Tucson. We have your Mugglestone for those Harry Potter fans out there, or Pink Amethyst with druzy inclusions if you’re looking for that sparkle. We also have a selection of colorful handmade Turkish lamps to add that warmth to your home decor. More of these one-of-a-kind pieces are coming in every week.

Did you hear about the Bookstore’s new special shopping days? Get 10% off your purchase if you qualify for “Membership Mondays” (all current card-carrying A.R.E. Members) or “Wisdom Wednesdays” (everyone 65 and older), or “Facebook Follow Fridays” (join the group and “Like and Follow” us on @AREBookstoreGiftshop).

Find out about upcoming Bookstore events, including Tom Baker on “Edgar Cayce’s Revolutionary Jesus,” April 24 at 6:30 p.m., here or call 757-457-7231! Or live stream from our Facebook pages @AREBookstoreGiftshop and @Edgarcayce.

Thank you – each of you – for all you do for this great Work!