From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for October 2014 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:
Donors Douglas and Darian Torrance, CEO Kevin Todeschi
and Library Manager, Laura Hoff
DOUGLAS AND DARIAN TORRANCE CREATE THE FIRST-EVER LIBRARY ENDOWMENT FUND
Longtime members, Doug and Darian Torrance of Columbus, Ohio, were moved by the letter they received from Charles Thomas Cayce to pledge $25,000 to establish the Douglas and Darian Torrance Library Endowment Fund - the first such endowment for the Library. Funds generated by the Torrance Endowment will augment the Library's program budget annually in perpetuity! “We are moved to support the A.R.E. Library since it has such a large influence and strong effect on all three major areas of the Edgar Cayce work: A.R.E., Atlantic University, and the Edgar Cayce Foundation,” Doug said at the Endowment Signing Ceremony in September. “We are grateful for all we have received from the Cayce material and want to give back to the future.” Thank you, Doug and Darian!
HUGH LYNN CAYCE ENDOWMENT CHALLENGE
Two longtime A.R.E. members have pledged $10,000 toward our Hugh Lynn Cayce Endowment Fund – supporting A.R.E.’s operations – as a Matching Gift Challenge. If you knew Hugh Lynn or just want to see him honored for future generations, please consider contributing here (just fill in HLC Endowment under ‘other’): EdgaCayce.org/donate or contact Development Director Patrick Belisle: email@example.com. Thank you!
YOUR MONTHLY CREATE CAMPAIGN UPDATE
With just 16 months left in our $30 million CREATE Comprehensive Campaign (capital, endowment, and programs); we have reached the $25.5 million mark! With the Cayce Hospital renovations successfully completed and over $6 million raised already toward our $7.5 million capital project goal, we now turn our attention to building our endowment – currently $4million in investments and $1million in real estate. We need to raise an additional $2 million before the end of the Campaign next year (December 31, 2015). We still need endowment funds to be established (by you?) for our various programs like Prison Outreach, Prayer, Camp, and our schools (Atlantic University and Cayce/Reilly School of Massage) as well as the A.R.E. in general. You are still supporting our day-to-day program operations in wonderful ways. We have raised well over $18 million for these great programs already! Thank you.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
We are very pleased that the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage welcomed 17 students for the Fall semester – AND we’ve already received a record number of inquiries for January 2015.
And thanks to A.R.E. Life Member Sheila Garrett of Virginia, it will now be much easier for retiring veterans to enter the field of Massage Therapy. Sheila has gifted A.R.E. with the creation of the George Williams Garrett Fund for Veteran Support, in memory of her husband, to honor his service to our country, and to support our veterans. The fund will facilitate enrollment for these returning service men and women, by getting word to them about the Cayce/Reilly School’s highly respected, COMTA accredited program, the GI bill availability for tuition, career opportunities, and job placement assistance upon graduation. Look for more information in future Updates about the Garretts and this very special fund to help our veterans.
If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this legacy of health and healing, contact us at 757-457-7270 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And visit our website at www.EdgarCayce.org/CayceReillyMassageSchool/
THE A.R.E. HEALTH CENTER & SPA
Your A.R.E. Health Center & Spa rolls out a new brochure in October, including Personal Counseling, new Clinical Spa Packages and, by popular demand, a Back Facial – which will be the Cayce-traditional hot-towel and clay “facial” method, and includes foot massage to raise the relaxation value! In each of the last few months, the Spa has welcomed close to 200 new clients per month. From October 20-26, we are participating as a provider in the national Spa Week, when we’ll have 1-hour Cayce/Reilly® Massage, Acupressure, or CranioSacral Therapy for $50 each. Call the spa at 757-457-7202 early to schedule – this week books up fast!
Atlantic University student Jennifer Lipski recently launched 8 Minutes of Awesome. This website is a collection of candid interviews with people sharing their unique journeys and profound messages with the world. From around the globe, you’ll hear genuine experiences. While every conversation is unique, each person weaves amazing focus, intention, and passion into their individual message.
“The concept of 8 Minutes of Awesome came to me during a vivid dreamscape one afternoon in March of 2014, while living and traveling abroad on my own personal journey. This awakening was awesome, light-filled, and joyous - and I knew unequivocally that which I needed to do. From that moment, I was lit from within to bring forward the stories and voices of others. And thus my mission began: to help share the personal and inspired messages that need to be heard."
~ Jennifer Lipski
Visit her website http://www.8minutesofawesome.com/ or follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/8minutesOfAwesome
We invite you to join the student body of Atlantic University – Let us help you put your wisdom to work. You can participate in the entire curriculum as a graduate student or simply take a course for non-credit. Visit our website for more information, www.atlanticuniv.edu, or call us at 800-428-1512.
NEW FROM A.R.E. PRESS…
Contemporary Cayce: A Complete Exploration Using Today’s Science and Philosophy by Kevin J. Todeschi and Henry Reed. Henry and I have studied, applied, and taught the Cayce material for decades. Using contemporary language that speaks to our time, the book covers twenty-four major topics from the readings and explore the material given from Cayce in light of what we know today in modern science, philosophy, and physics.
Whether you are new to Edgar Cayce or have studied the readings for years, we hope this modern, comprehensive look at his material speaks to where humankind is today in a way that has never before been explored and without the sometimes difficult-to-understand language of the readings.
WHAT’S AHEAD FOR HEADQUARTERS CONFERENCES
Don’t miss Dr. Eben Alexander this November 7-9, at our Life Everlasting: God’s Open Door and the Continuity of the Soul, which also features three mediums sharing insights and messages from the other side. And, our annual New Year’s conference will feature lots of fun, out-of-the-box activities designed to engage the creative forces and your higher self. The Creative Edge: A Retreat for Inspiring and Unleashing Your Dynamic, Intuitive Self! will be held December 29-31 and will also feature a New Year’s Eve party with music and refreshments and a peaceful midnight meditation. Be sure to check the October-December issue of Venture Inward for our 2015 Conferences Preview Calendar, and start planning your visit to A.R.E. Headquarters in 2015!
A.R.E. 2015 TOURS
Get ready for a fantastic tours line up for 2015 including:
- Our first ever tour to CUBA! Join John Van Auken on this one-of-a-kind journey. Visit Cuba legally on a people-to-people, cultural exchange program. This will be an opportunity like no other to experience the cultural richness and diversity of this beautiful island. January 31- February 8, 2015.
- Southern Spain & Morocco
Led by Peter Woodbury, Spring 2015
- Old Quebec & Montreal
Led by Patrick and Jane Belisle, August 2015
- JUST ADDED: China & Tibet
Led by John Van Auken, September 2015
- New Mexico and Mesa Verde
Led by Don Carroll, Fall 2015
For more information about any tour, visit www.EdgarCayce.org/tours or call: 888-273-3339.
The summer is officially over at A.R.E. Camp and the mountains are now blanketed in autumn colors after a joyful and laughter filled summer. A.R.E. Campers enjoyed vibrant Children’s Camps, and two sold-out Family Camps, including one with Kevin Todeschi! This summer, thanks to the support of many generous individuals, we were able to offer scholarships to over 20 children and families in need of a little extra help to make their Camp dreams come true. We’re already looking forward to our 2015 season – it’s going to be full of new adventures, wonderful fresh food, laughter, and friends sharing in living the legacy Edgar Cayce in the sublime beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For details, visit our website at www.edgarcayce.org/summercamp or contact Malenka Kaydan, A.R.E. Camp Manager, at Malenka@edgarcayce.org.
A.R.E eGROUPS AND ONLINE COURSES
A.R.E. online courses are designed to allow the participant to focus on your spiritual growth and personal enrichment from the comfort of home. With 24/7 access to all lesson material, staying connected to a network of like-minded seekers is easy and convenient. Upcoming schedule:
- Astrological Cycles: The Timing of Life,
October 8 – November 4,mentored by Raye Mathis
- Achieving Higher States of Consciousness Using Ancient Egyptian Concepts,
October 22 – November 18, mentored by John Van Auken
- Spirits Among Us,
November 5 – December 3, mentored by Nancy L. Eubel
For more information about eGroups, visit www.EdgarCayce.org/egroups, Email: eGroups@edgarcayce.org
SHARE WHAT MATTERS MOST WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER MOST!
You’ll save 50% and they’ll enjoy benefits for a full year and receive a special gift: the book Dreams & Visions by Edgar Cayce In addition to our beautiful body-mind-spirit magazine Venture Inward, online access to a searchable database with all of Edgar Cayce’s readings, exclusive audio and video media, and a 20% discount on all A.R.E. Press products, your gift recipient will receive the Edgar Cayce Series book Dreams & Visions with Cayce’s insight and guidance for better dream recall, understanding and interpreting dreams, heightened ESP, and even better sleep (retail price $15.95).
Call us toll-free (1-800-333-4499 in the U.S. or Canada; or 757-428-3588, ext. 0, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday thru Friday and mention code MGIFT4Q. Visit EdgarCayce.org/gift for details. If all of our Members were to share the hopeful and healthful information of the Edgar Cayce legacy with a gift to a single friend, we could double our membership!
NEWS FROM OUR DEVELOPMENT OFFICE:
Consider joining the Good Karma Club, our monthly giving club where giving a little each month means a whole lot. Start by donating just $20 or more each month. Or, if you donate $85 or more, you become a member of our Golden Circle as well, and you get invited to several special events each year. Whatever you give, I hope you’ll remember that your gift helps souls all over our planet. www.EdgarCayce.org/donate.
The winner of the Edgar Cayce Legacy Society (ECLS) drawing is New Society Member Heather McIntosh! As the grand prize winner, Heather will receive two free tickets to the Dr. Eben Alexander’s Conference, “Life Everlasting: God’s Open Door and the Continuity of the Soul” at A.R.E. Headquarters, November 7-9. Congratulations, Heather!
You can still participate in the next drawing by joining the Edgar Cayce Legacy Society by December 31, 2014. The grand prize for this drawing is a 50th Anniversary Edition of There is a River autographed by Gladys Davis Turner, Edgar Evans Cayce, Charles Thomas Cayce, Harold Reilly and other early A.R.E. luminaries, plus other great gifts. And by just entering the drawing, you will automatically receive a free, four-DVD set of Dr. Norm Shealy’s popular HQ Conference, Medical Intuition: Self-Diagnosis and Healing with Your Body’s Energy Systems.
The ECLS now has 322 members, and counting! Do YOU have the A.R.E. in your will? Learn how and see the new Sample Codicil at www.EdgarCayce.org/donate/plannedgiving. Or contact our staff directly: Susan Luscomb at 757-457-7125 or email email@example.com or Marianna Theo at 757-457-7215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful fall season!
Ever the same,
Ever the same,
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO