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56th Annual Spring Palestine Retreat: Edgar Cayce on Expanding Your Consciousness and Raising Your Vibrations
with Kevin J. Todeschi, MA and Adrian E. Castillo, LMT
A true retreat for the soul. Hear two dynamic speakers examine aspects of consciousness and vibrations contained in the Edgar Cayce material. It is a weekend you will not want to miss!
March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020
Palestine , TX


Reunite with Old Friends and Connect with New Ones as You Refresh Your Spirit at this Special A.R.E. Retreat.

For more than 40 years, Edgar Cayce provided guidance and counsel to individuals from every imaginable background and life experience. Much of that material explores personal soul growth, consciousness expansion and raising of personal vibrations. The Cayce readings make it clear that consciousness is not limited by our physicality.

Speaking together for the first time, Kevin and Adrian will give you a weekend of exploration designed to let you experience the fact that you are much more than a physical body. During this weekend retreat, you will:

  • Examine the Cayce information on Angels, Guides and the Afterlife – all evidence of consciousness beyond the physical world
  • Use a simple approach to establishing a spiritual ideal – one that the Cayce readings explained as the most important experience of any individual.
  • Explore the interconnection between vibration and soul growth and how vibrations impact us all the time, and how the soul is not bounded by the illusion of time
  • Have a personal experience with intuition during the retreat and learn suggestions the readings provided for additional experiences that you can try at home
  • Discover how you can build the right mental attitude to maintain your “glorified self” and learn practical things you can do to see positive changes impact your own body


This weekend is a wonderful opportunity to come to the Palestine retreat center, meet new friends and connect with old ones, and hear two dynamic speakers examine aspects of consciousness and vibrations contained in the Edgar Cayce material. It is a retreat you will not want to miss!

Great Value! For around $100 a day you get an all-inclusive, three-night retreat with meals, social activities, lodging, AND a transformative program with two dynamic speakers!

Every year this A.R.E. retreat allows people from all walks of life to gather in an open, nonjudgmental environment to explore spirituality, different world philosophies, and principles contained in the Edgar Cayce readings. Featuring serene hiking and nature trails, Lakeview is located in the piney woods of Palestine, Texas. The program schedule allows for flexibility to attend most sessions as well as free time to pursue the many other recreational activities Lakeview offers including swimming, canoeing, hiking, and more. It has served the A.R.E. Community for its on-going Spring Retreat since 1964. Onsite Registration will be located in St. Luke's auditorium and begins at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Want to talk to someone who's been there? Call Magdalena Jones at 956-459-8154 (CT).

Tuition payments are separate from lodging. All attendees must pay tuition PLUS choose from one of the following three options:

  1. Lodging (includes meals and grounds fees), OR
  2. Meals only (no lodging, includes grounds fees), OR
  3. Grounds Fees ($10 per day).

Day rates are available. Contact A.R.E. Headquarters for more information. Registrations received after February 21, 2020: add $40 per person.


Lodging availability and information. First, please call David Hurlburt at 903-832-9870 (CT) to select a room, and then contact A.R.E. HQ at 800-333-4499 (ET) to register and let them know your room choice. Basic and limited upgraded lodging facilities are available. Motel type or Cabin include linens . Due to the nature of the resort, Motel type or Cabin rooms are double occupancy only. Dormitory-style guest should bring their own bed linens, pillows, and towels. Dormitory-style rooms are designed with youth in mind: single beds and a shared bathroom with showers.

Check-in time 3:00 p.m., check out time is after lunch on Sunday. Meals start with dinner on Thursday and end with lunch on Sunday. Meals served for 45 minutes only. Extra meals available at an extra cost. If you wish to exclude meat or fish from your diet, please specify Vegetarian on the registration form. Please specify if you have any other special dietary or housing needs. Contact A.R.E. HQ for more information.

No spaces are available for 2020.

LOCAL MOTELS Hampton Inn: 903-723-0016 (6.7 miles from Retreat) 5 stars. Super 8: 903-731-9495 (6.7 miles from Retreat) 2 1/2 stars. If staying offsite, day rates apply. Meals Only, a meal package for the entire length of the retreat, may be purchased and must be reserved three weeks in advance. Ground fees apply. Call A.R.E. HQ for details.

ROOMS or ROOMMATE requests received will be honored in the order of receipt and will be subject to availability.

A scholarship fund based on donations enables the retreat to offer limited assistance to those needing financial aid. You are invited to donate to this fund, and all donations are tax deductible. Scholarship applications must be received by February 1. For information contact A.R.E. HQ to obtain a scholarship form. 


Donations of crafts, collectibles, novelties, metaphysical books, and similar items are welcomed to support scholarships and retreat expenses. Drop off your appropriate donations after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday in the main auditorium. If you have questions, please contact Beverly Farris at 903-922-0242.

Every year our own group of attendees share their amazing gifts by volunteering to do free workshops. Leaders/facilitators, please keep in mind that these workshops are uncompensated donated services. You will be allowed to have business cards and brochures available during your workshop for your attendees. If interested, please call Lois McGee at 512-626-9686 or email her at

Your help is needed to assist our all-volunteer staff. Please email Jean Moore Graves at to find out how you can help.

Comfortable, casual clothing for all types of weather. Comfortable walking shoes. A jacket or sweater for cool evenings. Appropriate items for the silent auction. Alarm clock. Flashlight. Notebook or journal. Help save Mother Earth and bring a unbreakable cup to use in the conference room and your gently used books for the book sale. Please bring healthy snacks to share. Bring linens, blankets, pillows, towels, and washcloths for Dormitory lodging and a camera to take and share pictures. PLEASE BRING YOUR COMPLETED A.R.E. RETREAT EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORM to turn in to the A.R.E. registrar at Palestine.


Please do not bring pets, alcohol, drugs, firearms, or fireworks. No food preparation in living quarters (except in a Cabin). No Smoking in any of the buildings. TVs and telephones not included. Please do not bring any items to sell. Please review Lakeview's Standards Regarding Disorderly Conduct at Click on MENU, then click on About, and then on Standards of Conduct.

There is NO YOUTH PROGRAM. Youth ages 12-18 may register and attend the adult program with an adult at 50 percent of the program tuition price plus the regular lodging price. Please call A.R.E. HQ to register. Youth ages 0-18 are the full responsibility of their parent(s) at all times. We sincerely regret there are no provisions for children or babysitting services at this Retreat. Therefore, we ask if you bring a child, you make arrangements for someone to care for them outside of the meeting room during presentations. Camp rules that pertain to children must be adhered to. 

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center is located at 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801. For complete directions and instructions on how to get to Palestine and their campus map, go to Click on MENU, then click on About and then Directions.

Retreat information and forms you can download (all PDFs)

 Sponsored by Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Inc.

Reunite with old friends and connect with new ones as you refresh your spirit at this special A.R.E. retreat.
Additional Info and Schedule
March 19 - 22, 2020
Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
400 Private Road 6036
Palestine, TX 75801
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is Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research & Enlightenment, A.R.E. ( and Atlantic University, AU (,responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Edgar Cayce organizations. As both student and teacher of the Cayce material for more than forty years, he has lectured on countless subjects in front of thousands of individuals upon five different continents.

A prolific writer, he is the author of more than 25 books, including the best-selling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, Edgar Cayce on Soul MatesContemporary Cayce, Edgar Cayce on Auras and Colors (co-author), Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation and Family Karma, Edgar Cayce's Twelve Lessons in Personal Spirituality and The Best Dream Book Ever. He also authored A.R.E.'s "Dream App" for both iPhone and Android. 

Known for his knowledge of the Edgar Cayce information, his sense of humor, and his ability to explain complex topics in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin remains one of A.R.E.'s most popular speakers. To find out Kevin's upcoming A.R.E. sponsored events please visit 



Adrian E. Castillo, LMT is an environmental scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He is also a licensed massage therapist, musician, and a student of the Edgar Cayce readings. He volunteers his time with the A.R.E. Southeast Gold Coast Team and has lectured on programs with John Van Auken, Kevin J. Todeschi, MA, and others.