September 2015 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for September 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:
CREATE CAMPAIGN UPDATE
With just over three months remaining in this “Capstone Year” of our $30 million CREATE Campaign (capital, endowment, and program support). In addition to needing funds for our programs and endowments, we still need nearly $1 million in order to renovate our Library and Conference Center (new restrooms, HVAC system, Library carpeting, expanding the auditorium, parking improvements, and upgrades throughout the building). Donors of $500 or more to the project will be listed on our Stairway to Heaven. Help us make a great impression on our visitors. Visit EdgarCayce.org/donate to help!
JOIN US LIVE OR ONLINE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 – FOR THE CREATE CAMPAIGN GRAND FINALE
ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY - TAKE YOUR SPIRITUAL PATH TO THE NEXT DEGREE
A.R.E. HOUSTON CENTER
For more information on the Houston Center go to EdgarCayceHouston.org.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is actively recruiting and accepting applications for our next program starting on September 28, 2015 – any students who start the program in September will receive a $500.00 tuition discount. Visit 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 coming soon 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.
A.R.E. MEMBERSHIP—RENEW FOR TWO YEARS...
…and save 20% on Membership and receive a special Karma to Grace and Reincarnation Package Free! This offer Includes ALL of the following by John Van Auken: From Karma to Grace Book & DVD; Reincarnation, The Story of Our Souls DVD; plus Reincarnation and Karma, the Cayce Series Book. Run time: 155 minutes; retail value: $82.80
A.R.E. CAMP UPDATE
A.R.E. Camp is now resting after the most adventurous summer on record! We made such wonderful memories with so many friends new and old. We hiked through the mountains, swam in the sunny Camp pond, ate vegetables straight out of the garden, lived a Cayce lifestyle, and had a blast. 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. 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.
ANONYMOUS DONOR DONATES $500,000 IN MEMORY OF GAIL ANITA FLAGLER
An anonymous donor has established three endowments in memory of Gail Anita Flagler, longtime member and former Vice President of Trading Operations for the Chicago Board Options Exchange. One endowment is for A.R.E. Membership Scholarships, one is for A.R.E. Camp, and still another is to support our Prayer Services program. These endowments – totaling $250,000 – will generate funds in Gail’s memory in perpetuity. The donor also directed another $250,000 toward the renovations of our 1975 Library and Conference Center with an emphasis on bringing the Library up-to-date.
A.R.E. JOINS THE COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN—CHARITY #38083
Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. is now a Participating Charity with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is an annual fundraising drive that provides an opportunity for federal civilian, postal, and military employees to donate to local, national, and international non-profit organizations. Make your donation to Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. (Charity #38083) September 1 until December 15!
Mark your calendars and book your tickets now for these three life-changing upcoming programs, all anticipated to sell out: October 18-23 Past-Life Regression Training Certification with Peter Woodbury MSW, October 8-10 Annual Ancient Mysteries Conference - Remnants of the Distant Past: Sacred Sites, Lost Lands, and Legendary Places with special guest legendary theorist Erich von Däniken, and November 5-8 Life Beyond Death: Afterlife Communication, Mediumship and Your Eternal Soul featuring an unprecedented gathering of five mediums including Lisa Williams and Robert Brown. Come tour the newly revitalized campus, have lunch in our café, shop in our expanded bookstore and gift shop, and enjoy the cool breezes and lower hotel rates of Virginia Beach in the fall.
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION OF $500 OR MORE TO VISITOR CENTER RENOVATIONS THRU DECEMBER 31!
For me this building is very special. It’s been the place where I have met many of you and have formed meaningful and lasting relationships. For over 40 years, it has been a gathering place for like-minded people to meet and create and strengthen a spiritual community. Now this building is dated, tired, and well worn. We need your help to revitalize it for the next generation.
A group of donors – including Hazel Zachar, Richard Copeland, and our Board of Trustees – have joined together to create a Matching Gift Fund for all donations of $500 or more (up to a total of $150,000) toward this project! And, if you donate that amount before December 31, your name – or the name of someone you wish to honor – will also be added to our beautiful Stairway to Heaven donor wall. This is also the last year of the Campaign, so consider making a multi-year pledge so we can count that total toward the goal.
A.R.E. TOURS—FOR YOUR ADVANCED PLANNING
- New Mexico and Mesa Verde – Led by Don Carroll, October 24-31, 2015
- Cuba, the "Return to Atlantis" Tour – Led by John Van Auken, February 13-21, 2016
- 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 – Led by John Van Auken, July 10 - 24 2016!
- Other locations pending...
If you would like additional information about any of our travel programs, contact our Travel Programs Administrator at email@example.com or by phone at 1-888-273-3339!
Thank you for your prayers, generosity and ongoing support for this great Work!
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO