AFFIRMATION FOR SEPTEMBER
Let the knowledge of the Lord so permeate my being that there is less and less of self, more and more of God, in my dealings with my fellow man; that the Christ may be in all, through all, in his name.
-- Edgar Cayce reading 262-95
This is my update for September 2019 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! Please share the following with your friends:
LUCID DREAM/NIGHTMARE RESOLUTION STUDY PLANNED – PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT
Several years ago Drs. Scott Sparrow and Mark Thurston, founding faculty members of Atlantic University’s master’s degree program, conducted an A.R.E. E-group and research study about middle-of-the-night meditation and lucid dreaming. The impressive results were even published in an academic journal. That same team plus others are about to initiate an even more ambitious study, and they are looking for volunteer participants. There is no fee for participation, and all aspects of the research project are conducted from one’s own home. Here’s a description of the project and what to do if you want to be involved.
A research team comprised of Scott Sparrow, Ralph Carlson, Ryan Hurd, Remington Mallett, Josie Malinowski, and Mark Thurston is conducting a home-based research study that will test an enhanced lucid dream induction protocol––consisting of pre-sleep meditation, dream reliving, and the ingestion of the supplement galantamine––for the induction of lucid dreaming and the resolution of nightmares. This project builds upon a study recently published in Consciousness and Cognition, 63 (2018), pgs. 74-88 by members of the team, which was the first peer-reviewed research to demonstrate the effectiveness of galantamine for lucid dream induction. The findings of that study also offered intriguing support for the specific use of the integrated protocol for nightmare resolution.
If you wish to participate in the study, we are looking for individuals who satisfy the DSM-5 criterion for Nightmare Disorder, moderate severity––that is, having two or more nightmares per week. However, if you do not fit the criteria and would still like to participate, we will be admitting a limited number of participants who don’t fit that criterion. Because the study involves ingesting galantamine –– and galantamine can, on rare occasions, produce side effects –– the Informed Consent form includes a statement attesting to the fact that you have used galantamine previously without incurring any deleterious side effects. If you have not used galantamine previously, you can still participate, but you will have to submit a letter from a physician approving you for the study. (You can contact Scott Sparrow if you have any questions about the study at: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
You can join the study by accessing the online Informed Consent/Background Survey at this link: Nightmare Resolution Study. After we receive your Informed Consent/Background Survey, we will send you further instructions. The study has been approved by the IRB of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (IRB19-178), and has received funding from the International Association for the Study of Dreams in conjunction with DreamScience Foundation.
TARSIA CENTER PROGRAMS – Upcoming Events
Dedicated to personal healing and the awakening of deeper spiritual consciousness in the world, the Tarsia Center cosponsors programs at both Atlantic University and A.R.E. Upcoming events focused on past-life regression and personal processing include the following:
- A.R.E.’s Past-Life Regression Hypnotherapy Training Certification 2019 – October 20-25, 2019 with Peter Woodbury. Click here for additional information: PROGRAM DETAILS
- Atlantic University’s Integrated Imagery Regression Hypnosis program – A yearlong multi-level program. Click here for additional information: PROGRAM DETAILS
This 12-week online course is designed to deepen your appreciation of methods for connecting with your inner spiritual resources. The approach to this study and practice will be eclectic, drawing upon sources from Eastern and Western traditions. As you deepen your own inner life, it prepares you to better act as a guide, teacher, or mentor to others. The course culminates in a practical demonstration of your growing capacity to serve as a helper to other seekers. In the practicum, you will have the opportunity to teach and share your own personal version of meditation instruction with either a choice of mentoring 3 individuals for four weeks or creating and facilitating a workshop. LEARN MORE!
atlanticuniv.edu | email@example.com | 800-428-1512
$150,000 MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE – HELP COMPLETE THE VISITOR CENTER RENOVATIONS
We’re almost there! Over the past few years, in preparation for the next generation of Cayce fans and spiritual seekers, you’ve helped us build new buildings and renovate old ones.
I’m thrilled to announce a Matching Gift Fund of $150,000 toward this project! This fund will match your donation of $200-999, dollar-for-dollar! We’ll match your $1,000-9,999 at a rate of 2-to-1 ($1,000 becomes $3,000). And, we can match your donation of $10,000 or more at 3-to-1!
As of September 1, here’s where we stand:
- Restrooms – DONE!
- New HVAC – DONE!
- Library Renovations – DONE!
- New Elevator – DONE (by the time of this training)!
- 2nd Floor Carpet/Wallpaper/Paint – FUNDED!
- Meditation Room – FUNDED!
- New Front Door – FUNDED!
- Main and Mini Auditorium Lighting and Redesign. – FUNDED!
PROJECTS THAT NEED FUNDING:
- LOBBY – this is everyone’s first impression and the heart of A.R.E. – needs $200,000 to be renovated
- New Retaining Wall – $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 of Edgar Cayce fans and spiritual seekers. For more information about the project and how you can help, see the Front Desk staff, or contact Patrick Belisle, Director of Philanthropy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-457-7126.
Recent blog posts have included the following articles, “The Quest for Happiness – Mindset or Set Mind?” “Every Word has Power: Success Starts with Self-Talk,” “Awareness,” and “Edgar Cayce’s Unique Approach to Angels and the Nature of Evil.” The blog also features a searchable database, giving you the ability to explore previous topics or search by author. Read our blogs posts at EdgarCayce.org/blog.
2020 A.R.E. TOURS
- March – EGYPT with John Van Auken
- May – ISRAEL with Chris Fazel
- September – PERU with Peter Woodbury
- October – CHINA/TIBET with John Van Auken
Contact A.R.E. Travel Programs toll free at 888-273-3339, or visit EdgarCayce.org/tours.
GOOD KARMA CLUB
Get Your Good Karma Here – Join over 400 other members in the Club! You know how the Cayce Work has positively impacted you; now you can make sure others receive this same benefit. Join the Good Karma Club by making a donation of as little as $20 per month. At $85+ a month, you will be in the Golden Circle – and help change the world.
Your monthly Good Karma Club donation will help people transform their lives for the better by enabling us to get the healing, peace, and love contained in the Cayce material out to thousands of seekers around the world.
Join the Good Karma Club today and you’ll receive the book Edgar Cayce’s Thoughts for the Day: 365 Inspiring Lessons as our thank-you gift to you.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage will welcome a new group of students this fall to our 700-hour massage therapy program! The application deadline is October 3 – 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: www.caycereilly.edu.
A.R.E. HEADQUARTERS CONFERENCES – FROM YOUR HOME!
Spots are still open for our Annual Ancient Mysteries Conference—Unearthing the Hidden and Forbidden Histories of the Ancient Past October 10-13! Don’t miss this huge line-up of popular presenters including Robert Schoch PhD, David Hatcher Childress, John Van Auken, Kala Ambrose, Andrew Collins, and other renowned researchers and explorers who bring their latest discoveries along with insights into ancient mysteries, age-old prophecies, mystical teachings, and esoteric knowledge from around the globe to the stars.
The autumn harvest is the time of both reaping and spreading the bounty we have received. The foundation in all of our lives has been shaped by profound personal change in body, mind, and spirit through the wisdom found in the Edgar Cayce material. As a member we invite you to apply this principle: Celebrate Your Harvest by Becoming a Life Member Today! Help to further the mission of the A.R.E by gifting yourself a Life Membership. For the rest of 2019, save $250 and receive four free gifts plus other benefits. Call 800-333-4499 for details or visit EdgarCayce.org/life.
A.R.E. BOOKSTORE AND GIFT SHOP
Our next Body, Mind and Spirit Fair will be held on Saturday, October 5, featuring workshops, demonstrations and psychic readings. For more details on this and all of our Bookstore-sponsored events click here.
Thank you – each of you – for all you do for this great Work!