A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop
A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop Hours*
Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon – 5 p.m.
*Bookstore hours are extended during events.
Located in the Visitor Center of A.R.E.'s Virginia Beach headquarters, the A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop is your boutique for wisdom, oneness, and wellness. From our dazzling array of crystals, stones, and jewelry to unique handcrafted items from local artisans, we want to be your favorite source for thoughtful and meaningful gifts. Our professional and knowledgeable staff are here to help you find just the right thing - for yourself or someone you love. We offer a wide variety of books and products for those interested in topics from the Edgar Cayce readings. You will also find:
- Cayce healthcare products
- Spiritual home decor, candles, and incense
- Essential oils & diffusers
- Beautiful silver jewelry with real stones
- Gorgeous one-of-a-kind gemstones & crystals
- Huge selection of Tarot and oracle decks
- Unique and meaningful gifts
- And even some fun tie-dye & boho clothes and accessories
Bookstore Sponsored Events
The bookstore regularly sponsors events held at the Visitor Center. Our Mind, Body, Spirit Fairs are free and open to the public featuring local vendors and artisans, and free workshops with psychic readings, chair massage, and reiki available for a small fee. Please check our Bookstore-Sponsored Events page for more information about these and our Psychic Development Workshops, Wisdom Workshops, and other special events!
The Aura Camera
Our aura camera captures a photographic representation of what your aura looks like. The aura camera system is comprised of a hand biosensor, the camera itself, and software that helps to decode the temperatures and electrical energy of the individual to determine their aura characteristics. The first step is to touch your hand to the biosensor and allow it to detect your temperature and electro-dermal activity (otherwise known as your electrical impulses). The computer then takes that data and works with the camera to capture a photographic representation of your aura.
This method came from Dr. Valerie Hunt, a leading researcher at UCLA, who conducted numerous studies using high-tech sensors that recorded peoples’ electro-dermal activity while clairvoyant healers described their aura. Dr. Hunt realized that the electric frequencies of the test subjects were indicative of aura colors that were described by the clairvoyant healers.
Aura photos are available during normal store hours for $25. Photographs with full reports that analyze your aura are $45.
Held periodically at the Virginia Beach Headquarters of A.R.E. and sponsored by the A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop, these fun fairs include free activities like talks and workshops as well as the opportunity to meet with intuitives to gain insight into your life.