The Edgar Cayce A.R.E. Library stands as a living memorial to the life and work of Edgar Cayce, whose more than 14,000 psychic readings form the core of the collection. In addition to the Cayce readings, the Library houses one of the largest collections in the world - 65,000 volumes - specializing in the fields of metaphysics, parapsychology, comparative religious studies, holistic health, ancient civilizations, and foreign language editions of Edgar Cayce books.
Books may be checked-out if you are a Member of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., a student of Atlantic University or Cayce/Reilly® School of Massotherapy, or if you are a Hampton Roads resident A.R.E. Library member.
The area comes alive with creative displays from local artists. Visitors can test their psychic ability with our ESP tests which include remote viewing, sequential card test, and more. We also offer internet access from our wi-fi lounge using one of our laptops or your own.
Vision of the Library
To provide library service, enhance spiritual community, strengthen connectedness within the Association, foster personal growth, encourage "the love of God and man," and promote the oneness of all life in the experience of those who seek greater consciousness. "All knowledge is to be used in the manner that will give help and assistance to others, and the desire is that the laws of the Creator be manifested in the physical world." - Edgar Cayce
Purpose of the Library
The purpose of the A.R.E. Library is completely intertwined with that of the Cayce organizations:
The purpose, then, of the Association: The institution [is to be] builded around that of a place where the records of that accomplished through these sources are kept, and others of similar nature, or of the various philosophies that may be found that will coordinate-and combined in that oneness of purpose to bring the better understanding of the purpose in life, and thus enable man to realize the closer association with the divine. In the lecture room and the library-members, then, having access to such, gain better in the understanding of such, and the library may be made circulating, or a repository-as it will become-to all those who seek to see their theory disseminated. Hence this would become as the clearing house of such.
--Edgar Cayce reading 254-37
Sidney Kirkpatrick, author of Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet, discusses the fascinating Edgar Cayce Readings and new discoveries.