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Causes: Arts & Culture, Printing & Publishing

Mission: The mission of association for research and enlightenment (a. R. E. ) is to help people transform their lives for the better, through research, education, and the application of core concepts found in the edgar cayce readings and kindred materials that seek to manifest the love of god and all people and promote the purposefulness of life, the oneness of god, the spiritual nature of humankind, and the connection of body, mind, and spirit.

Programs: Educational programs: headquarter and field conferences provide organized educational programs based on and related to the edgar cayce topics and teachings. In 2014, we conducted 37 field weekend seminars consisting of 3,507 attendees at various locations across the country. At our headquarters location, the a. R. E. Conducted 15 hq conferences consisting of 1,324 attendees from all parts of the country. 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 2014, the prison outreach program distributed over 12,500 free books to prisoners and prison libraries. 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) and is promoted to help those in need. Www. Worldprayergroup. Org. In 2014 there were approx 28,500 prayer participants. 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 2014, 20 new study groups were formed bring the usa total to 271 & worldwide total to 112. This department aids in the start-ups of new groups, dissiminates 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 6 regional offices (incorporated affiliates) and approximately 37 volunteer area teams, there are "edgar cayce centers" in 38 countries and volunteer representatives in 55 countries. 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 hundreds of 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. Camp: approx 315 attendees were at 2014 summer camp coming 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. Tours: in 2014 a. R. E. Tours hosted 5 travel programs and 150 a. R. E. Members/travelers. For over 40 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 can be tied to the 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. 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 - 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. 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 cayce reilly school of massotherapy, or hampton roads resident library members. Also available are use of our wi-fi lounge and esp tests, which include remote viewing, sequential card test, and more.

health center- school of massotherapy and spa: the cayce/reilly school of massotherapy offers a quality, comprehensive education in both the art and science of massage therapy 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 2014, the school provided education to 33 full-time students, 22 part-time students and approximately 412 weekend continuing education seminar participants. Health and spa services: health and spa services provides and administers the health care modalities recommended in the edgar cayce readings while assisting individuals in utilizing their own innate healing abilities. Our goal is to provide application of the edgar cayce health readings in a responsible, caring and professional manner such that these services align with both the spirit and philosophy of the readings. In 2014, the following services were provided to seekers: massage therapies (including cranial sacral, body talk, reflexology, reiki, and caster oil packs), as well as colonics and clinical services (chiropractic & hypnotheraphy). All combined, the number of services totaled 10,353.

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.

a. R. E. 's total membership was 28,536 at 12/31/14, consisting of 14,922 regular memberships, 5,704 online emembers, and 2,982 life members and 4,928 etrial (test) emembers (total excl trial are 23,635). Some of our accomplishments in 2014 include: * we provided a free annual membership to 975 individuals who were not able to pay for their membership. * we provided 10,000 copies of the magazine and 8,000 copies of the newsletters to various organizations and individuals free of charge* online membership (emembership) grew by 13% year-over-year and represents 24% of the total members* overall traffic to edgarcayce. Org was up over 2014 17. 6 million page-views, and 3. 8 million sessions; average daily session of 10,296 * we continue to have a global appeal with 29% of visitors outside of the u. S. Top countries for web activity (ranked by site visits) include canada, united kingdom, australia, india, philippines. Top sources of traffic include google, direct, yahoo, and bing * google grant ads brought in over 7. 7 million impressions and nearly 120,000 clicks (waived cost of $99,563) * reflections: the wisdom of edgar cayce, our internet radio show with cbs sky radio, has over 100 podcasts available for download to the public (edgarcayce. Org/radio)with 5,000 facebook fans* our video views on youtube have now reached nearly 4. 05 million. * our social networking statistics continue to grow: the official edgar cayce page on facebook had 131,000 fans at year-end and twitter had 7,403. * we expanded our facebook, google+, and pinterest posts to include images with cayce quotes, available for sale as prints, and we are also on google+, foursquare, pinterest, and meetup.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

This is an organization that has withstand the test of time and continues after 75 years of being in business to provide a great source of spirituality and in depth knowledge for those seeking to understand their purpose in life and more.


Rating: 5

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.