From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for November 2014 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. Please share the following with your
YOUR MONTHLY CREATE CAMPAIGN UPDATE
With just 13 months left in our $30 million CREATE Comprehensive Campaign (capital,
endowment, and programs); we have just passed the $25 million mark! With the Cayce
Hospital renovations successfully completed and over $6 million raised already toward our
$7.5 million capital project goal, we have been focused this fall on building our endowment –
currently $4 million in investments and $1 million in real estate. Happily, we received pledges
to start 4 new endowment funds in the last month or so! We still need to raise an additional
$1.8 million before the end of the Campaign next year (December 31, 2015). Want to create
your own named endowment fund for our Prison Outreach or Prayer programs? A.R.E. Camp or our schools (Atlantic
University and Cayce/Reilly School of Massage)? Or a new endowment to support A.R.E. in general? You are still
supporting our day-to-day program operations through your annual donations as well. We have raised well over $18
million for these great programs already! Thank you.
I want to highlight this month several people who used their time as Atlantic University students to make the world a
better place. Here are just a few of the ways that A.U. graduates are helping to transform the
Amy Haible, MA, LMT, helped Maine fisherman understand their exceptional human
experiences. See her article in the Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Venture Inward
magazine (available to members of the A.R.E.). Member Log In:
Michelle Hamady, MA, healing through Mandalas—life changing not only for her participants, but also for
herself. Watch her culminating project presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofztn9lQcgk. Watch
for her Mandala eGroup coming in 2015!
Dustin Pack, MA, bridges spirituality with nature through the perennial philosophy. Watch his culminating
project presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSxUsBiV8d4&list=UU_6vv9MEzR-CM3VlvmB3VpA.
Download his free for iphone and ipad App in iTunes: Spiritual Reflections
To find out more about Atlantic University, go to www.AtlanticUniv.edu. Come grow with us.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School is celebrating the graduation of students from the April 2014 and Evening
Studies Programs on November 23, 2014. Congratulations to all these graduates who worked so hard
the last year to complete their training and will now carry the Cayce health legacy forward! We are
busy working on recruitment for our next new class starting in January 2015 and participating in
many wonderful community service opportunities. As we look ahead to the new year, we are thrilled
to explore more targeted military-based outreach, launch a new website and welcome many new presenters to our
Continuing Education program. Thank you for all your support! If you are someone you know is interested in the
incredible training that occurs at the massage school, visit: CayceReilly.edu for more information.
WATCH YOUR MAILBOX and Help Us Meet the Match!
In the next week or two, you’ll be getting my letter announcing our Year-End Matching Gift opportunity! Some of our long-time members have pooled their year-end donations to create a $125,000 Matching Gift Fund!
They will match all NEW donations to the Good Karma Club ($20+ per month), Golden Circle ($1,000+ per year), AND any increased Golden Circle-level donations (bump up to $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000+) up to $125,000 before December 31. Give more than you did last year and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar!
Will you help us get the full Match? You can also see additional information at this link: EdgarCayce.org/donate
A.R.E. 2015 TOURS
A.R.E. 2015 TOURS
Get ready for a fantastic tours line up for 2015 including:
- Our first ever tour to CUBA! [Price recently reduced!] Join John Van Auken on this one-of-a-kind journey. Visit Cuba legally on a people-to-people, cultural exchange program. This will be an opportunity like no other to experience the cultural richness and diversity of this beautiful island. January 31- February 8, 2015. Contact the travel programs office at firstname.lastname@example.org; or EdgarCayce.org/tours for details.
- Southern Spain & Morocco – Led by Peter Woodbury, April 11 -22, 2015. Also offering an optional extension to the Atlas Mountains and into the Sahara Desert, April 22-26, 2015.
- Old Quebec & Montreal – Led by Patrick and Jane Belisle, August 10-16, 2015.
- JUST ADDED: China & Tibet – Led by John Van Auken, September 15-28, 2015.
- New Mexico and Mesa Verde – Led by Don Carroll, October 24-31, 2015.
WHAT’S AHEAD FOR HEADQUARTERS CONFERENCES
($Take part in our holiday tradition--join us for our annual New Year’s conference. [Note for families: a special youth track runs concurrent with this event – see below.] This year features lots of fun, out-of-the-box activities designed to engage the creative forces and your higher self. The Creative Edge: A Retreat for Inspiring and Unleashing Your Dynamic, Intuitive Self! will be held December 29-31 and will also feature a New Year’s Eve party with music and refreshments and a peaceful midnight meditation. Or start off 2015 with our January 16-18 Experiencing Sacred Inner Realms: Awakening to the Call of Your Soul and experience the healing power of meditation with proven techniques for reaching a deeper state of spiritual awareness and enlightenment with John Van Auken, James Van Auken, Joanne DiMaggio, and Judith Pennington. Open to all. (Life members may redeem their passes for this program.)
Field Conferences brings Headquarters -sponsored programs and dynamic speakers to cities near you! Our 2015 line-up includes new programs with favorite A.R.E. Press authors Kim O’Neil, Darrin W. Owens, Don Carroll and more! Check out our listing of programs near you in the Calendar of Events section of Venture Inward.
A.R.E. NEW YEAR’S YOUTH PROGRAMS!
The A.R.E. Youth will be offering two programs for Teens and Young Adults this year from December 27 through January 1. Youth participants can expect to share meals and grow together through spiritual and personal exploration; all while living an enriching and meaningful Cayce-centric lifestyle. Come experience the magic of living ocean-side as we ring in 2015.
EDGAR CAYCE LEGACY SOCIETY
You Can Have Your Legacy Last Forever through ECLS. There has never been a better time to join the Edgar Cayce Legacy Society (ECLS) and ensure the future of the Cayce Work! Just invest in an A.R.E. Charitable Gift Annuity OR add us to your estate plans (or notify us that you have already done so) by December 31 and, as a new ECLS member, you will:
- Receive a FREE DVD of the recent and very popular HQ Conference “Medical Intuition: Self Diagnosis and Healing with Your Body’s Energy Systems” by Dr. Norm Shealy, author of “Living Bliss: Major Discoveries along the Holistic Path” (NOT available for purchase)
- Be entered into a drawing that include:
- A 50th Anniversary Edition of “There is a River” autographed by Gladys Davis Turner, Edgar Evans Cayce, Charles Thomas Cayce, Dr. Harold Reilly and other early A.R.E. luminaries
- A 75th Anniversary Edition of “There is a River” autographed by Edgar Evans Cayce, Charles Thomas Cayce and Kevin Todeschi
Contact Susan Luscomb at 757-457-7125 or email email@example.com or Marianna Theo at 757-457-7215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FALL ASTROLOGY SALE – SAVE $5
Our fall astrology sale is in full swing, saving you $5 each on all charts. There’s no limit to the amount of charts you can order, so break out your holiday gift-giving list! The sale ends December 5! View charts here: http://www.arecatalog.com/Astrology-Charts/
A.R.E eGROUPS AND ONLINE COURSES
A.R.E. online courses are designed to allow the participant to focus on your spiritual growth and personal enrichment from the comfort of home. With 24/7 access to all lesson material, staying connected to a network of like-minded seekers is easy and convenient. Our next scheduled eGroup: Creating the Life You Want, November 19 – December 16, mentored by Patrick Belisle.
And in 2015 we are offering a Special Package designed just for you! You can enroll in all four A Search for God eGroups for the price of three! Just $165 for three courses, get one completely FREE (Offer valid until January 31st, 2015. Regularly $220, you save $55). To register for this package visit this link
- Book One, 1-6 February 11 - March 24, 2015
- Book One, 7-12 April 22 - June 2, 2015
- Book Two 1-6 July 22 - September 1, 2015
- Book Two, 7-12 September 16 - October 27, 2015
For more information about eGroups, visit www.edgarcayce.org/egroups, or contact us at: eGroups@edgarcayce.org
Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving!
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO