October 2015 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for October 2015 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 TARSIA CENTER - OFFERING A MENTORED PROGRAM IN SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND PERSONAL HEALING
The Tarsia Center at the Association for Research and Enlightenment which offers programs in emotional processing, healing, integration, and wholeness is accepting applications until October 31, 2015 for their inaugural program, Journey to Wholeness and Integrative Growth - Journey to WING. The yearlong spiritual growth immersion program runs from January through December, 2016. This in-depth experience combines individualized assessments to customize each participant's work, 12 months of individual coaching, work with a carefully selected small group of individuals committed to healing and growth, 10 monthly group teleseminars and two on-site retreats at our beautiful oceanfront campus. Participants completing the program will receive a Certificate in Transformative Practices from ARE. Benefits you may expect to receive from participation in the Journey program are to:
• Gain deeper levels of self-awareness and wisdom
• Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others
• Identify self- stories that may be holding you back.
• Develop and hold a more nonjudgmental and compassionate attitude toward yourself and others
• Enhance your ability to perceive and have empathy for multiple perspectives
• Discover the growing edge of your potential
• Identify and begin to heal aspects of your soul that are holding back your spiritual unfoldment
• Liberate the authentic self from the limitations and tyranny of the self-protected insular self
• Discover ways to move from head knowledge to a direct, embodied experience of the heart
This program is a process of emotional and spiritual liberation from the patterns that deter growth. Visit Journey2Wing.org
for additional information!
HUGE NEWS: WE DID IT! - YOU HELPED RAISED $30 MILLION VIA OUR CREATE CAMPAIGN!
On Saturday, October 10 we held our CREATE
Campaign Grand Finale
where we announced the fact that we surpassed our $30 million Campaign goal! And-thanks to your overwhelming generosity-we reached it three months ahead of schedule. We are thrilled. And we are grateful. Thank you.
In spite of the dark days of the Great Recession of 2008-09, we made a decision - based on faith - that we would go ahead with this Campaign, knowing that by trusting in God and trusting in our dedicated members, ALL things are possible. Thank you for manifesting the reality of that spiritual truth. YOU are important to us. And your contributions are very much appreciated. Let's all join together in celebrating this success. Our world will never be the same.
What Remains Left to Be Done? So, does this mean we don't need your financial support? No! We absolutely do need your continuing help. In fact, we are still short of our Campaign goals for both endowment funds and capital projects. Will you consider making your donation today to either:
• Our Virginia Beach Visitor Center renovation project
: Help us bring the 1975 gem into the 21st Century. Your gift of $500 or more will be matched (until December 31) plus your name will be added to our Stairway to Heaven Donor Wall.
• Our Annual Fund
: Last year, nearly half of all our revenue came from your donations. Without your annual donations, we literally could not do all the good work we do here.
Atlantic University would like to recognize General Larry D. Welch (Ret.) for his article written in the upcoming January-March issue of Venture Inward. General Welch has been a member of A.R.E. since 1967 and writes on the impact A.R.E has had on his time in the US Air Force and his career after. General Welch is currently a faculty member for Atlantic University's Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
; a program uniting Edgar Cayce's philosophies with mainstream education. This exciting new program begins in the spring of 2016. Application deadline is November 15th for those wishing to join and becoming a part of Atlantic University's history stretching back from 1930.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is actively recruiting and accepting applications for our next program starting on January 25, 2016 - visit our website: CayceReilly.edu
to apply online today.
We are also excited to announce the launch of our new Yoga Teacher Training Program. The 200-hour program will run from January through December 2016 - training classes will be held one weekend per month at our beautiful oceanfront campus where attendees will enjoy learning the art and science of yoga practice as well as the holistic health concepts found in the Cayce readings. Please visit our website for more details and to reserve your spot in this inaugural training!
Our Continuing Education program continues to thrive, with a number of new courses available to the general public. Please visit 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.
THREE NEW BOOKS THIS FALL
A.R.E. Press/4th Dimension Press are offering three new books this fall that are sure to be best-sellers and a wonderful contribution to your metaphysical knowledge base. Develop your psychic abilities with Carol Ann Liaros' Unlocking Your Intuition
; learn more about angels and the supernatural world with John Van Auken's Angels, Fairies, Demons & the Elementals
; and learn to enhance your health and well-being through the use of gems and stones with Edgar Cayce's Sacred Stones
by Shelley Kaehr, PhD.
ONLINE LEARNING - ENLIGHTENMENT FOR EVERYONE!
We have devoted a section of our website to Edgar Cayce's Online Learning
, offering the perfect solution for those who want to dig deeper into the rich philosophy of Edgar Cayce, yet need the flexibility and convenience of learning on their own time. You can take advantage of our online learning options any time-24 hours a day, seven days a week-and from any location (you just need access to the Internet!). Choose from mentored (formerly known as eGroups) or self-study courses, and live-stream or on-demand conference video events as well as many free videos from our YouTube channel. All can be found at EdgarCayce.org/online
Obtaining wisdom has never been easier or more accessible!
A.R.E. YOUTH AND NEW YEAR'S
The A.R.E. Youth will be offering two programs for Teens and Young Adults from December 27 through January 1. Youth participants can expect to share meals and grow together through spiritual and personal exploration; all while living an enriching and meaningful Cayce-centric lifestyle. Come experience the magic of living ocean-side as we ring in 2016. On New Year's Eve, join us for the Annual Friends of A.R.E. Camp Meeting and Potluck in the Copeland Dining Room, at A.R.E. Headquarters, beginning at 4:30pm. And don't forget your dancing shoes for the New Year's Eve dance party! For more information, visit EdgarCayce.org/youth
or contact Malenka Kaydan at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or at 757-457-7162.
A.R.E. CAMP UPDATE
Now that Camp is all packed up and empty for the off-season, we're looking to begin construction on our NEW Dining Hall within the month! We're so excited to be breaking ground for this momentous building project, and looking forward to updating everyone as we go. Thank you for all of your continued support and prayers for A.R.E. Camp! If you're already looking ahead to 2016, you can find next season's dates online at EdgarCayce.org/camp
It will take a big effort to complete this project in the short amount of time that we have! Nearly 200 people have already contributed to help make this new building a reality and to date we've raised about $70,000! THANK YOU! We're looking to raise an additional $100,000 to help cover the gap between our needs and what insurance will cover. If you would like to pitch in to help, you can do so here
Join us in Virginia Beach November 5-8 for Life Beyond Death: Afterlife Communication, Mediumship and Your Eternal Soul featuring an unprecedented gathering of five mediums including Lisa Williams and Robert Brown, all of whom will be sharing random readings for the audience.
This program is expected to sell out so early registration is encouraged. And on the further horizon we have our favorite annual event, the New Year's Conference, this year featuring a focus on a wholeness of body-mind-spirit. Healthy New Year: Living Edgar Cayce's Legacy of Healing and Wellness
brings some of A.R.E.'s most experienced health professionals and Cayce instructors, including J.P. Amonte DC, Jo Adamson MD, and Renée Branch, Peter van Daam, and John Van Auken. You can ring in the New Year at this Life member program with like-minded friends old and new PLUS enjoy a festive party with music, dancing, and refreshments and a peaceful midnight meditation.
A.R.E. TOURS - FOR YOUR ADVANCED PLANNING
• Cuba, the "Return to Atlantis" Tour - Led by John Van Auken, February 13 - 21, 2016. Visit the Cities of Havana, Matanzas, and Pinar del Rio.
• 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
• 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.
• And in the works … We have just added England, "The Sacred Mists of Avalon" (including exceptional, private access to the Temple of Stonehenge, where the general public is no longer
allowed to visit) and Bermuda, "The Mysteries" to our 2016 lineup.
A.R.E. BOOKSTORE & GIFT SHOP
Our November Psychic Fair promises to be our most exciting event so far!
We will have new and exciting vendors available so you can start your holiday shopping and we'll be offering a $1 discount on your reading with a donation to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. We also have new markdowns on clearance items in the store and a VIP Fall Savings Spectacular Sale starting at 11 am on Sunday, October 25.
ENSURING THE FUTURE OF THE CAYCE WORK
We have 365 opportunities every year to awaken each day and follow our ideals to, "make the world a better place because you have lived in it." (5392-1) Sometimes you may serve by answering an immediate need, like helping a neighbor. But have you also considered being a permanent channel of blessings by joining the Edgar Cayce Legacy Society so that the Cayce readings and A.R.E. are still around for your next lifetime?
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, far into the future, by adding us to your estate plans and becoming a member of our Edgar Cayce Legacy Society (ECLS), members who have included A.R.E., the Edgar Cayce Foundation, or Atlantic University in their estate plans. Before the end of the CREATE Campaign on December 31, we want to achieve our GOAL of inducting a grand total of 365 ECLS MEMBERS! WE NEED ONLY 23 MORE of you in order to reach this landmark goal! You love the Cayce Work. Here are easy ways for you to support it. Just name A.R.E. as beneficiary of:
• An investment or retirement account (just fill out a "Change of Beneficiary Form" - it's free and easy!)
• A life insurance policy
• Your trust
or will - View a sample codicil
. This makes it cheap and easy to add us to your existing will.
If the A.R.E. has meant something to you…
or if one of our programs - the Cayce/Reilly Massage School, Atlantic University, the Prison Outreach program, our Library, A.R.E. Camp - is deeply meaningful to you, now is the time for you to act.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE - And help us reach our goal of 365 ECLS members! Learn more about ECLS
and planned giving opportunities
, or visit EdgarCayce.org/are/donate
. Or contact Patrick Belisle at 757-457-7126 email@example.com
or Susan Luscomb, JD, at 757-457-7125, firstname.lastname@example.org
, in our Development Office.
Thank you for your prayers, generosity and ongoing support for this great Work!
Wishing each of you a blessed and beautiful fall season!
Ever the same,
Thank you for your prayers, generosity and ongoing support for this great Work!
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO