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Causes: Arts & Culture, Printing & Publishing

Mission: The mission of association for research and enlightenment (a. R. E. ) is to create opportunities for profound personal change in body, mind, and spirit through the wisdom found in the edgar cayce material.

Programs: Educational programs: headquarter and field conferences provide organized educational programs based on and related to the edgar cayce topics and teachings. In 2017, we conducted 40 field weekend seminars consisting of 2,750 attendees at various locations across the country. At our headquarters location, the a. R. E. Conducted 19 hq conferences consisting of 1621 attendees from all parts of the country and across the globe. During the same period, we did 13 live stream events. On-site bookstore: promotes and sells a. R. E. Press publications, a. R. E. Conference dvd's, related outside publications, and peripheral items. This sales venue is for the convenience of our members, donors, and supporters, including conferees, massage therapy students, and spiritual / health seekers to assist them in improving their lives physically, mentally, and spiritually. Prison outreach: provides prisoners and prison libraries with free books based on the edgar cayce material. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2017, the prison outreach program distributed over 8,516 free books to prisoners and prison libraries, and mailed out 1,761 prison inquiry packets. Prayer & meditation services: serves as both a resource center and a well-networked international prayer service. Our monthly international printed prayer service includes an inspirational prayer letter (electronic or mailed), which is promoted to help those in need: www. Worldprayergroup. Org. Each year, approximately 30,000 prayer participants are served. Study groups/spiritual growth groups: serves as a resource center for the numerous study groups and spiritual growth groups in the u. S. And abroad. In 2017, we sent out 70 study group starter kits. The usa total of ecumenical study groups stands at 280 and the worldwide total to more than 100 in 34 countries. This department aids in the start-ups of new groups, disseminates the appropriate cayce material (books, publications, etc. ) and study group guidelines, responds to various groups' inquiries, and resolves issues that arise with the various study group operations. Outreach: although the international headquarters of the edgar cayce work is located in virginia beach, virginia, the a. R. E. Community is a global network of individuals who offer conferences, educational activities, service projects, outreach and fellowship around the world. In addition to the virginia beach headquarters, volunteer activities are managed by regional offices and area teams comprised of more than 200 volunteers throughout the usa. There are also "edgar cayce centers" in more than 30 countries and over 100 volunteer contacts throughout the world. This outreach provides individuals around the world the opportunity to meet with local a. R. E. Representatives and cayce enthusiasts, take part in ecumenical spiritual discussion groups, attend education programs and hear how the cayce information continues to help individuals change their lives for the better - physically, mentally, and spiritually. In addition to international study groups and ongoing educational programs, the a. R. E. Community offers a wealth of free information on a variety of websites, ongoing service projects, such as prison outreach, educational programs for youth and classes on a variety of topics. More information about these and more opportunities can be found at: www. Edgarcayce. Org.

a. R. E. Camp: approximately 290 attendees were at 2017 summer camp programs, including the "grand opening" of camp's new dining hall. Children, young adults, and families come to a. R. E. Camp to experiment with the simple lifestyle suggested by the edgar cayce readings. Guided by a spirit of love and cooperation, traditional and nontraditional camp activities are woven together to provide a balance in the areas of body, mind, and spirit while improving the environment for all around. Activities include nature education, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, drama and music, dream exploration, quiet time, meditation, and study and discussion of the cayce material. A. R. E. Tours: in 2017, a. R. E. Tours hosted 5 travel programs and 121 a. R. E. Members/travelers. For over 50 years, a. R. E. Has been providing a unique educational travel program for members and friends of the cayce information. In addition to providing organizational opportunities for fund-raising and development with individual travelers, each tour presents knowledgeable speakers and relevant information from the edgar cayce readings, along with the experience of visiting special areas of the globe with historical, spiritual, or metaphysical significance that are tied to unique insights found in the cayce readings. In addition, the tour provides members with the chance to meet with and get to know likeminded fellow travelers with similar interests, and the opportunity to meditate daily and work on dreams together. Archaeological research: coordinates archaeological expeditions in search of (and finding evidence of) ancient cultures that are mentioned in the cayce discourses, and disseminating similar information from like-minded individuals and organizations through our member materials and at our annual ancient mysteries conference. Metaphysical library: the a. R. E. Library is 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 more than 80,000 volumes - specializing in the fields of metaphysics, parapsychology, comparative religious studies, holistic health, ancient civilizations, and psychology as well as foreign language editions of edgar cayce books. Our library houses the largest repository of metaphysical books, cds, dvds, videos, and audiotapes in north america and some of the largest collections in the world, including the edgerton sykes collection (atlantis), the andrew jackson davis collections (psychic experiences), as well as verbatim copies of the complete edgar cayce readings. Books may be checked out to members of edgar cayce's a. R. E. , students of atlantic university or the cayce/reilly school of massage. Cayce/reilly school of massage: the cayce/reilly school of massage offers a quality, comprehensive education in both the art and science of massage based on the holistic principles of the edgar cayce readings and in the spirit of dr. Harold j. Reilly. Students of the cayce/reilly school experience the convergence of leading-edge technical instruction with the concepts and philosophies of the holistic healing arts, with an emphasis on the health philosophies and remedies contained in the edgar cayce readings. The school also offers a continuing education program for already licensed/certified massage therapists. All classes offered through this program are in alignment with the health and holistic principles of both the cayce/reilly school and the a. R. E. In 2017, the school provided education to 66 full-time students and 25 part-time students.

publication and dissemination: promotes and sells a. R. E. Press publications, and a. R. E. Conference dvd's. This sales venue is for the convenience of our members, donors, and supporters, including conferees, students, and spiritual / health seekers to assist them in improving their lives physically, mentally, and spiritually. This venue promotes and reaches outside of the local virginia beach demographics to national and international seekers. In-house publications: a. R. E. Press publishes and distributes books and media to wholesale and retail bookstores that are based on and related to the edgar cayce topics and teachings. Certain publications are also offered in spanish. All of a. R. E. Press publications are also available as ebooks.

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The organization really helps people around the globe with the information in the psychic readings of Edgar Cayce. I have been a member for 15 years and a volunteer for 3. There is a ton of free material on the website including a free meditation course, free video, and more.