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A.R.E. 60th Annual Summer Granlibakken Retreat
True Tales from the Edgar Cayce Archives with Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick
August 4 - 7, 2017
Register by July 5, 2017 to Save $40!
August 4, 2017 - August 7, 2017
Tahoe City , CA

Join us for the A.R.E.’s 60th Annual Summer Retreat this year in the setting of beautiful Granlibakken Tahoe with the fellowship of like-minded seekers, and two of A.R.E.’s popular speakers!


Long before psychic mediums John Edward or Sylvia Browne, there was a poor Kentucky farm boy named Edgar Cayce whose life-transforming concepts and amazing psychic readings made him the father of holistic medicine and the engine behind what became the New Age movement. It has not been until now, however, when Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick were given full and unrestricted access to Edgar Cayce’s papers and papers, that the real story of the “sleeping prophet” can be told.


Edgar Cayce could not do what he did alone. He needed someone to put questions to him, and someone to record and transcribe the discourse. He needed someone who genuinely wanted his help. He needed a team, a group of family, friends, and supporters just as his readings tell us that we need a group with whom, and by design, we are to share life’s experience—our soul group.

This wisdom with the Edgar Cayce readings is as relevant today—often even more so—as it was when it was first delivered.

During this informative program, True Tales from the Edgar Cayce Archives: Lives Touched and Lessons Learned from the Sleeping Prophet, Sidney & Nancy share the wisdom of the Cayce readings with warmth, humor, and insight, including:

  • Exploring Cayce’s soul group—and what you can learn from their experiences, challenges, and triumphs
  • Tales from the vault, such as what Cayce told Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla about the nature of electricity and anti-gravity, and what he said about the role of women in the founding of the Christian church—long before the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered
  • One-of-a-kind circumstances under which Cayce’s psychic gift is found to be astonishingly accurate and helpful to the lives he touched
  • How we can each identify and work within our own soul groups to bring love, joy, and miracles into our own lives

. . . there are no short cuts to knowledge, to wisdom, to understanding—these must be lived, must be experienced by each and every soul.”  -- Edgar Cayce Reading 830-2

This special four-day retreat will be filled with stories, seldom seen slides, movie clips, lots of answers to your questions about Edgar Cayce, and how the message of his work is relevant to you today. You will also have an opportunity to sign up to view Cayce’s amazing “Aurascope” device.

“ . . . Do that thou knowest to do today! Tomorrow
will be given thee the next step to take.”  -- Edgar Cayce reading 815-3

“Here am I. Use thou me as thou . . . seest best. Let me in
every way be a channel of blessings to others today.”  -- Edgar Cayce reading 3250-1


Granlibakken Tahoe

Enjoy 75 acres in a peaceful, beautiful setting of the Sierra Mountains just minutes from nearby Lake Tahoe! Choose from several free recreational opportunities including hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, swimming pool, and gym, or just relax in the sauna or hot tub. Four main lodging types are available: Bedroom Units, Townhouses, Studios, and the Executive Lodge, all of which include free wireless Internet access, fireplace, and TV. Dine from diverse sumptuous menus created by executive chef Ron Eber, serving Granlibakken guests for over 25 years. Bring your family with you because there’s lots to do nearby including the Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park (additional cost and reservations required) which has a zipline for kids, and a 9-hole golf course just a few minutes away. Go to and click on "Things to do" at the top to view all the amenities.

Want to talk to someone who has been there?
Email Carol Lesh at or call 510-526-6651.


Following are two sections that discuss how to register for this retreat. It is necessary to submit payment separately for your program tuition fee and your reservations for lodging, meals, and grounds day fees. Tuition fees are paid directly to A.R.E., 215 67th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Please note on check the retreat name and date. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars only. Please read the information carefully to be sure to submit your registration and reservation payments appropriately.


Granlibakken retreatAll participants must be registered at Granlibakken. Reservations for Lodging, meals and grounds day fees must be made directly with Granlibakken’s Reservation Department at 800-543-3221 or go to Select event/group reservations. Enter Group ID & Password as: ARE2017 and log in, then click Reservation Form. When filling out form be sure to specify your room preferences when making your registration by entering it in the “Special dietary or lodging restrictions” box..

Four main lodging types are available, either standard or deluxe: Bedroom Units, Townhouses, Studios, and Executive Lodges. Accommodations without stairs (limited availability) and double occupancy discount rates are available. A standard room can be a bedroom in a Townhouse, the main lodge, or other buildings on the property. A deluxe room is either a studio or executive lodge room. Please specify your preference when making your registration. If registering online, enter your preference in the "Special dietary or lodging restrictions" box. Granlibakken will make every effort to accommodate all requests for double occupancy; however, in the event a Roommate is not available, the single rate will apply.

A $50.00 per person deposit is due at the time of booking.Full prepayment is due by July 21. Please remit payment to: Granlibakken Conference Center, P.O. Box 6329, Tahoe City, CA 96145, or call 800-543-3221Reservations are due by July 4 and any reservations received after this date are on a space available basis. CANCELLATION at any time is subject to a $25.00 handling fee. Reservations canceled after July 4 are charged $100.00 per person. No shows are charged 2 nights at the package rate. Participants who check-in a day late or checkout a day early are charged the full package rate unless the alternate arrival/departure dates are confirmed 72 hours in advance.

Lodging room check in time is 4:00 p.m. and checkout time is 11:00 a.m. Meals begin with dinner on Friday and end with lunch on Monday. Please notify Granlibakken of any special dietary restrictions when making your reservations.

TRANSPORTATION from the Reno/Tahoe Airport is available from Granlibakken at a cost of $98.00 per person (single rider) or $49.00 per person (2+ passengers) each way. 7 days prior notice and prepayment are required. Transportation cancellations or modifications received less than 24 hours prior to arrival or departure are non-refundable.


Register online or mail payment to A.R.E. Conference Registrar, 215 6th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Please note on check that it is for Granlibakken. A registration confirmation will be sent to you. You will receive a welcome letter a few weeks before the program via email or U.S. mail if you do not have an email address. You will receive a program packet at registration check-in. Take advantage of the early registration savings; submit your registration payment by July 5, 2017 and save $40!


Attendees enjoy GranlibakkenSummer at Granlibakken Conference Center can bring all kinds of weather. Bring comfortable clothing (layering is good), a light jacket or raincoat in case of chilly evenings, and walking shoes. And do plan on enjoying the pool and tennis courts, so bring your swimwear and shorts!

Please Note: This resort is at a high altitude location at an elevation of 6,350 feet. Please see "High Altitude Tips" under Retreat information and forms above.


A scholarship fund based on donations enables the Retreat to offer limited scholarships to those needing financial aid. For information, contact the A.R.E. HQ Registrars. You are invited to donate to this fund, and all donations are tax deductible. Applications for scholarships on tuition only must be received by June 5.


The Local Area Team Bookstore provides an extensive selection of A.R.E. Press books and other quality books as well as health care products, CDs, DVDs, videos, and other gift items. Cash, checks, and most credit cards are accepted. Proceeds support the Local Area Team Bookstore.


Auction GranlibakkenPlease bring your appropriate donations for the silent auction. Auction ends at 4 p.m. Sunday. Each year we receive some special items that we raffle off. If you would like to donate a special item (services, readings, etc.), please contact Sue Hayes at email: or phone: 415-383-5368. Funds raised during the auction will help support the retreat and scholarship fund. Raffle funds raised will go to support A.R.E. Northern California programs.


Your help is needed for activities. Donating a few hours of your time to assist the all-volunteer staff is a great way
to meet people and enhance your retreat experience. Please email Carol Lesh at to
find out how you can help.

There is NO YOUTH PROGRAM. Youth ages 12–18 may register and attend the adult program with an adult at 50 percent of tuition price. Youth ages 0–18 are the full responsibility of their parent(s) at all times.

Additional Info and Schedule
August 4 - 7, 2017
Granlibakken Conference Center
725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Sidney Kirkpatrick

Sidney D. Kirkpatrick is an award-winning filmmaker and international best-selling author. His critically acclaimed non-fiction books include A Cast of Killers, Turning the Tide, and Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet. Biographical profiles of Kirkpatrick have appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker. He is a graduate of Hampshire College and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Sidney lives with his wife, Nancy, and frequently travels for work, engaging audiences in lively discussions about the Cayce material and more.

Long-time friends and champions of the Edgar Cayce work, Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick recently joined Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. as the new editors of our member magazine Venture Inward, as well as our Cayce Quarterly member benefits newsletter.

Nancy Kirkpatrick

Nancy Kirkpatrick is a writer who has ghost written, edited, and helped publish several books on a variety of topics. In partnership with her husband, Sidney, the Kirkpatricks worked for several years on Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet, described by The New Yorker as "a codex for the New Age" and considered the definitive biography of Edgar Cayce. Most recently, they partnered again on the title, True Tales from the Edgar Cayce Archives.

Long-time friends and champions of the Edgar Cayce work, Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick recently joined Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. as the new editors of our member magazine Venture Inward, as well as our Cayce Quarterly member benefits newsletter.