November 2015 Update
From the Desk of Kevin J. Todeschi
This is my update for November 2015 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. A number of exciting things are happening this month! Please share the following with your friends:
Atlantic University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, James Van Auken, attended the Mindful Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, along with 750 individuals from all industries. While listening to speaker after speaker, James truly saw how impactful the Master of Arts in Leadership Studies program could be on changing the world. Atlantic University’s small, dedicated staff has worked countless hours to create a program on the cutting edge of contemporary leadership.
The Master of Arts in Leadership Studies program includes esteemed faculty, whose professional experience combined with deep and lived experiences creates unique courses. It’s time to create your future: We’re here to help. Inquire today and a trusted advisor will contact you shortly.
CAYCE/REILLY® SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is actively recruiting and accepting applications for our next program starting on January 25, 2016 - visit our website: CayceReilly.edu to apply online today.
We are also excited to announce the launch of our new Yoga Teacher Training Program. The 200-hour program will run from January through December 2016 - training classes will be held one weekend per month at our beautiful oceanfront campus where attendees will enjoy learning the art and science of yoga practice as well as the holistic health concepts found in the Cayce readings. Please visit our website for more details and to reserve your spot in this inaugural training!
Our Continuing Education program continues to thrive, with a number of new courses available to the general public. Please visit CayceReilly.edu
for more information. And Come visit our Student Clinic to receive the unique Cayce/Reilly massage technique at a reduced price - call 757-457-7146 to schedule your appointment.
JOIN EDGAR CAYCE'S A.R.E. ON #GIVINGTUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. is participating in #GIVINGTUESDAY. When you make a donation to Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. on #GIVINGTUESDAY you are supporting our mission: helping people transform their lives for the better.
Be a part of this global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide to help make the world a better place. Be on the lookout for more details!
YOUR YEAR-END DONATION
Did you know that 46% of all our revenue last year came from contributions? These contributions fund all the programs that you know and love at the A.R.E. They enable us to get the healing, peace, and love contained in the Cayce material out to thousands of seekers throughout the world. All because of you! Please consider making a donation during this season of thanks.
2016 A.R.E. CONFERENCES
Start your 2016 with a trip to A.R.E. Virginia Beach Headquarters for an enlightening new program featuring psychic angel channel, and author of The Calling: My Journey with the Angels
Kim O'Neill. Held January 15-17, 2016, How to Talk With Your Angels and Departed Loved Ones: Intensive Channeling Certification
will help you build a more tangible relationship with your angels and develop greater confidence in your ability to hear and understand their messages. A certificate is awarded.
Three of A.R.E.'s most popular Field Conference presenters have exciting new programs to add to our 2016 schedule. John Van Auken shares, The Story of Our Souls:The Bigger Picture of Life & Destiny, Dr. C. Norman Shealy brings Awakening to Wholeness: Body, Mind, and Soul, and Peter Woodbury MSW shares Soul Lessons, Soul Patterns: Awakening to Past Lives, Future Lives & Life Between Lives. Look for these and other great programs coming to a city near you!
LOOKING FOR GIFT IDEAS? - SHARE WHAT MATTERS MOST WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER MOST
Give a gift of A.R.E. Membership – you’ll save 50% and they’ll enjoy benefits for a full year and receive Soul & Spirit, the Edgar Cayce Series book as a gift. You can also feel good knowing that your support allows us to bring the message of hope and health from the readings to thousands of people every year.
A.R.E. TOURS - FOR YOUR ADVANCED PLANNING
• Peru and Bolivia, Where Heaven Meets Earth
- Led by Peter Woodbury
with Andean Shaman, Juan de Dios Kucho, May 11 - 22, 2016, with optional extension to see and experience the Nazca Lines
! This tour encompasses all the BEST in one remarkable program. Come this year and experience it for yourself!
• Ireland, Land of Leprechauns, Fairies, and Elves! - Led by John Van Auken, July 10 - 24 2016! Walk the winding paths through
quaint cottages, touch the standing stone circles, wander the lush green valleys, and raise a glass at a traditional Irish Pub to toast your latest adventure.
• And in the works … We have just added England, "The Sacred Mists of Avalon" (including exceptional, private access to the Temple of Stonehenge, where the general public is no longer
allowed to visit) and Bermuda, "The Mysteries" to our 2016 lineup.
A.R.E. BOOKSTORE & GIFT SHOP
Our November 21st Psychic Fair promises to be our most exciting event so far! We will have new and exciting vendors available so you can start your holiday shopping and we'll be offering a $1 discount on your reading with a donation to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
CARL NELSON JOINS THE A.R.E. HEALTH CENTER & SPA!
A.R.E. Health Center & Spa is delighted to welcome Carl Nelson, DC, another deeply Cayce-based chiropractic provider. Many of you are familiar with Dr. Nelson’s long and exciting work with the Meridian Institute and with his contributions to that wonderful work, which created an enormous body of information – all tools we constantly use in our provision of Cayce healthcare. We could not be more pleased that he joins us now, in practice here at A.R.E. Health Center. Dr. Nelson will be available for appointments on Wednesday afternoons, as a start, although we will certainly work with our affirmations that he be here more often. Please join us in celebrating his arrival home to A.R.E.
SUSAN LUSCOMB'S RETIREMENT MESSAGE TO YOU
In late 2011, I retired from private law practice to join A.R.E.’s Development team in order to help members wishing to support the Cayce work with “planned gifts” – bequests and other gifts made primarily through members’ estate plans, such as beneficiary designations. I will be retiring from A.R.E. next month, and I want to share some observations with you.
THE GOOD NEWS:
The planned gifts received during this period made an enormous impact on A.R.E.’s ability to sustain, reinvigorate and even expand its programs throughout the world. You might be surprised to know that the planned gifts received in the past four years exceed $2,300,000! Many bequests were from folks who felt unable to make cash donations during their lifetime, but wanted to support A.R.E. when they died. Some were large amounts, but most were more modest. But they all add up. And their impact was HUGE! All of you who simply let us know of your intended gift become Edgar Cayce Legacy Society members and are included in lots of wonderful events. You, too, can join this group of committed supporters. We need only 22 new ECLS members to reach our goal of 365 members by the end of 2015! Will you?
THE BAD NEWS:
Some members who tried ‘short-cuts’ - didn’t want to pay to see an attorney, prepared online or ‘homemade’ documents - made it more difficult, or even impossible, for A.R.E. to benefit from their good intentions. Please, do it right and visit an estate planning attorney – for the sake of you, your loved ones, and A.R.E. Sound estate planning does not need to be complicated or expensive, but it can be crucial to have some professional guidance to be sure it’s done properly and to know your options, some of which don’t cost a penny.
I CAN STILL HELP YOU NOW. If you have questions and would still like an opportunity to speak with an estate planning attorney (ME) without charge, now is the time to call! But be assured that – even after my retirement - you still have access to wonderful guidance about planned gifts. Patrick Belisle, Development Director, and Marianna Theo, Planned Giving Officer, have many years of experience and they are ready, willing, and able to help you support A.R.E. in a variety of ways. You only need to ask! Contact Pat at 757-457-7126 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Marianna at 757-457-7215 or email@example.com.
AN EXCERPT FROM THE READINGS ABOUT THANKSGIVING
… Thanksgiving is thy opportunity to show thy appreciation to thy friend, thy home, thy mother, thy children – yea, most of all to thy God! (3976-21)
Thank you for your prayers, generosity and ongoing support for this great Work!
Wishing each of you a blessed and beautiful fall season!
Ever the same,
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director and CEO