How gracious is Thy presence in the earth, O Lord. Be Thou the guide, that we with patience may run the race which is set before us, looking to Thee, the Author, the Giver of light. 

-- Edgar Cayce reading 262-24

This is my update for July 2018 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:


The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is preparing to welcome a new group of students this fall to our 700-hour massage therapy program! The application deadline is October 5 – class size is limited so if you or anyone you know is interested in learning holistic massage at the highest standard, please visit our website for more information and to apply online -

Come to our Student Clinic and enjoy one of our discount-priced sessions of Cayce/Reilly massage or foot reflexology! Scheduling an appointment is easy and you can also purchase a gift certificate for a loved one – call 757-457-7146 or email:


We're so excited to be co-sponsors of The Holistic & Spiritual Art Expo with our friends from the A.R.E.! Visit us at the Expo located at Virginia Wesleyan University, Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.! Stop by and put your name in for one of our great raffle prizes! 


We are recognizing our longtime members by giving them “credit” for their membership dues (up to $500) toward a Life Membership! If you’ve been a member for 5 years or longer, you can save $500 today and until the end of this month. Learn more here


Our show host, Peter Woodbury, recently interviewed me about some of my favorite topics in the Edgar Cayce readings. Peter does a great job as host; you can see the program here.


After renowned author Dr. Wayne Dyer left the physical plane in 2015, medium Karen Noé has consistently been receiving profound and specific messages from him and from a host of other guides and guardians. Together with his daughters, Saje Dyer and Serena Dyer, Karen brings these insightful and inspiring messages to us all with The We Consciousness: 33 Profound Truths for Inner and Outer Peace. Check out the fall lineup of conferences! In terms of our retreats, don’t miss this unique and insightful event, September 7-8, 2018 at Headquarters.

And, space is still available for our annual retreat at Granlibakken in Tahoe City, CA! Soul Renewal: A Retreat to Recharge Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Better Self with John Van Auken will recharge your spirit and revitalize your better self. Enjoy the beautiful Lake Tahoe setting, chef-prepared meals, and lots of fun optional activities with like-minded friends old and new. Join us there August 10- 13, 2018.


Nearly 150 of A.R.E.’s most generous donors – Golden Circle and Edgar Cayce Legacy Society members – celebrated together at the historic Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach on June 17. Golden Circle and ECLS donors are responsible for about 90% of our annual total donations, and each year we hold a special event for them during Congress. The Cavalier Hotel, recently reopened after an $85 million renovation, has a special connection to A.R.E. as it was built around the same time as the Cayce Hospital (1927) and was used as Atlantic University’s first classrooms. After a champagne reception in the hotel’s ornate bar and loggia, guests were escorted to the ballroom for a sumptuous brunch and inspiring program. For more information about joining the Golden Circle ($1,000 or more each year) or the Edgar Cayce Legacy Society, contact Patrick Belisle at 757-457-7126 or or learn more here


We celebrated the 5th Annual Women of the A.R.E. Tea on June 21 during Congress. The tea is the brain child of Development’s Jackie Lorenzo, who hosts every year. It has become so popular over the years that we have had to turn people away! This year 60 women (some in elaborate hats) gathered on the Gladys Davis Porch to partake in a celebration of women. Highlights included a message from (Ret. Col.) Hazel Zachar, the donor whose funds refurbished the Hospital porch and suggested the porch be named in Gladys’ honor. There was also an inspirational program by Karen Bolt, to help us keep our inner light shining.


An Afternoon with Spirit hosted by psychic-medium, J. Marie, Saturday, July 28, 4:00-6:00 PM. Join J. Marie, one of our most gifted and popular psychic mediums, for an afternoon of gallery readings and messages from Spirit. Admission is $20. All proceeds benefit the A.R.E. Browse through these links to learn about new activities going on at our Bookstore:


  • Aug 25 – Sep 1: Alaska Cruise Led by John Van Auken
  • Sep 19-30: El Camino del Santiago Led by Renee Branch
  • Nov 16-30: Cambodia and Vietnam led by Peter Woodbury

NEW FOR 2019!

  • April – Egypt with John Van Auken
  • May – Italy with Robert Brown  June – Ireland with Peter Woodbury
  • July – Japan with Kevin Todeschi

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


As you’ve heard, the A.R.E General Fund has been renamed “The Source Fund” in honor of the Universal Source accessed by Edgar Cayce. That beautiful, wise Source is the philosophical foundation of this Cayce Work. The new Source Fund is the financial foundation upon which the A.R.E. depends and thrives. In celebration of The Source Fund, you can make a $100 or more donation “In Honor Of” or “in Memory Of” a loved one, friend, or mentor who has been an inspiration to you: Thank you for your ongoing support of this life-changing work. We are grateful to you – especially during these slow summer months. Your “financial energy” is much appreciated.


Imagine being able to ask the sleeping Edgar a question on almost any topic? Thumbing through his “famous black book” is like stepping back into Cayce’s time to gain wisdom straight from the source of universal consciousness that he was known to access. Popular with A.R.E. members in the 1960s as an “Individual Reference File,” it was made famous as the “black book” in Jess Stearn’s bestselling biography, The Sleeping Prophet. Originally compiled by Edgar Cayce’s secretary, Gladys Davis Turner, and a member of Cayce’s office staff, Mae Gimbert St. Clair., it has served as an A-to-Z guide to the Cayce readings ever since, and we’ve recently brought it back into print. Get your copy here


Spiritual nuggets of wisdom are shared weekly on A.R.E.’s Blog. Check every weekend for new content at Some recent posts include: Patience – A Dimension of Consciousness, Two Steps to a Happier Life, and Building Community Step by Step.


July Spa Special - $10 off Reiki! Regularly $80 for a one hour session, now just $70 all July. Call 757-457-7202 to book your appointment.

EXPO WEEKEND – July 14-15, 2018

This weekend, Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. will be a major co-sponsor in the International Conscious Connections & Holistic & Spiritual Arts Expo. Held at the Batten Center of Virginia Wesleyan University, a number of A.R.E. personalities will be featured, Including: John Van Auken, JP Amonte, M.E. Hart, and Cindy Griffith. The program will feature a number of booths and sponsors, including: Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., Atlantic University, A.R.E. Health Center & Spa, Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, the A.R.E. Bookstore and Gift Store. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15. 

Thank you for all you continue to do for this great Work!