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EDGAR CAYCE WORLDWIDE

ECW-2003-03 July 2, 2003

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An e-mail bulletin to the friends of Edgar Cayce and the A.R.E. around the world

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Very dear friends,

Another A.R.E. Congress is over! Held traditionally during the third week of June, the annual gathering of members and friends of the A.R.E. took place this year from Sunday, June 15, until Friday, June 20, on the theme of "Being Joyful in Service".

A harmonious and uplifting atmosphere reigned during the whole event, among adults and young people.

One of the highlights of Congress was the presence of several international friends. A group of lively and cheerful Canadians, who have been coming faithfully for many years, added a delightful flavor to the program. We also welcomed three visitors from the West Indies, including Sat Sukdeo, A.R.E. Representative in Trinidad, and his charming wife Patricia. Olive Bell, A.R.E. Representative in Brisbane, Australia, spent the whole month of June in Virginia Beach. She left yesterday, but we already miss her. Olive attended several conferences and an Atlantic University intensive course. She participated in as many activities as she could. It was a great pleasure to welcome her from the other side of the planet!

In May, Cecilia Megrath, A.R.E. Representative from Bangor, Northern Ireland, and Santosh Jassal, from England, spent two weeks with us. We still feel their presence and energy.

It is always inspiring, enriching and energizing to welcome visitors from other countries…

All of you are doing a fantastic job at disseminating the Cayce work in your area. Thank you for your dedication and wonderful spirit.

Much love, 

Alice Bonnefoi

International Outreach

· Report on the A.R.E. Congress, Virginia Beach (June 15-20, 2003)

The program included several talks and workshops, staff and Board reports, as well as many other activities (meditation, morning exercises, service projects, picnic, concert, social event, etc.).

Kevin Todeschi gave a lecture titled "Edgar Cayce and Life Seals". He introduced the concepts of life seals and aura charts, and conducted a meditation in which he led the participants to draw their own life seal. This fascinating material is covered in Kevin’s latest A.R.E. Press book Soul Signs: Life Seals, Aura Charts, and the Revelation. The Cayce readings explain that life seals, aura charts and the symbols contained in the Book of Revelation are tools that anyone can use for personal spiritual growth. These tools are particularly helpful to find and accomplish our mission in life, to overcome weaknesses and to enhance soul memory. In Kevin’s words:

"A life seal is an artistic depiction of symbols that can assist us in remembering our talents or present purposes.

An aura chart utilizes symbols to help us come to terms with our strengths and weaknesses, our highest aspirations, our talents, our abilities, and even our past-life experiences.

The Book of Revelation, and the symbols therein, portray the internal struggles that occur within each of us as spiritual development takes place."

John Van Auken and Rob Grant shared the platform one evening and commented on various aspects of "Joy in Service" as they appear in the Edgar Cayce readings. Being joyful in service is a notion that is found repeatedly in the Cayce material. John and Rob selected a few readings on the subject and discussed the corresponding quotations, giving their own insight and sharing personal experiences. Their presentation was enlightening and full of anecdotes. Below are some of the reading excerpts that they chose for their discussion. These are taken from two readings: 281-50 and 518-2. The 281 series is composed of readings given to the Glad Helpers healing prayer group. As a reminder, Edgar Cayce was 294, Gladys Davis was 288, and Hugh Lynn Cayce was 341.

  • 281-50

This psychic reading was given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, on November 6, 1940. In the reading, Edgar Cayce gave personal messages for members of the group. Most of those individuals were encouraged "to keep joyous in service."

(Q) [993]:

(A) Let love and peace be magnified in thee more and more. Let that purpose as was in Him be thy guide, as ye seek to bring the awareness of God - in Christ - to the children of men. Be kind, be patient, be diligent - in the Lord.

(Q) [307]:

(A) Let thy light so shine unto others that they may see the way. In thy communications let thy yeas be yea, thy nays be nay. Let all be done in order, in harmony. Keep JOYOUS in a service to thy fellow man; for as ye do it unto the least of His children, thy brethren, ye do it unto thy Master, Jesus.

(Q) [379]:

(A) Let that light thou hast seen, thou hast glimpsed in well doing, be kept lighted in thine own heart and mind. Let the ways that have come, do come to thee, be made straight in the Lord. Keep the heart singing. Be JOYFUL in service. Be happy in well doing.

(Q) [404]:

(A) Let thy love, thy patience, thy fortitude, be kept without murmur. Let thy light shine in the lives and experiences of those ye meet day by day; that ye may bring hope, and love, into the life of each. Be not weary of trial. Be not weary in discouraging moments. But look up, lift up thy voice, thy eyes, unto the hill of God. For in Him is strength. And He loveth not that as may even have the appearance of evil. Keep joyous in thy service.

(Q) [263]:

(A) Let thy love, thy mercy, thy patience, cover much of that as may appear as faults in others. Muse and meditate oft upon what must have been the disappointments in man that have come up to the throne of mercy. Show mercy, show love, even as ye would have such shown to thee. For in that purpose ye sow thy thoughts, thy deeds, they come back to thee to roost. Remember thy Creator. Remember thy savior, Jesus, even the Christ. Let love be without rancor. Let patience be without grudging. Let hope and faith be thy longing.

(Q) [1222]:

(A) Let that love as ye desire from and in those about thee be manifested in thy dealings, thy conversation with others; that harmony and peace may come in measures to fill thy whole purpose, thy all, in Him. Let the light of happiness, the joy of service, the desire for love, be the ruling forces in thy activities, thy conversations, thy meditations. The Lord loveth those who approach Him boldly, asking, seeking; but live that they ask for, they seek for.

(Q) [1523]:

(A) Let thy hope, thy joy, be FULL in Him and in His promises to abide with thee always. In the manner, in the purpose thou treatest thy neighbor, thy fellow man, so in thine own experience will come the ability to appreciate the nearness of the Father-God to thee. Let that which is done in secret be proclaimed in thy prayer to the Father. Let love and light, and hope and joy, bring the smile of contentment, the hope of thy longings, in Him.

(Q) [288]:

(A) Let thy purposes in thy dealings with others be kept in attune, in accord, with that new commandment He gave unto those about Him, "Love one another." And as thy activities bring those trials, those doubts, those fears, place them upon the altar of service; and the joy of the Lord will fill thee with peace, contentment, that comes to those who put their trust in Him. Be not afraid. God is not mocked; whatsoever one soweth, that - too - shall one reap. Condemn not, that ye be not condemned. Rather let thy life, in thy conversation - in thy invocation - keep thee closer to Him.

(Q) [294]:

(A) Let that purpose, that desire to make of self naught in order that He, thy Lord, thy Master may be magnified in the lives and the experiences of others, be the force that guides thee in thy choice of activities among thy fellow men. Let fear and doubt and disappointments be put away, as though they did not exist. For in leaning upon Him the burden becomes light, the way becomes a joyous way. For He will walk and talk with thee.

(Q) Gladis Hardin:

(A) Let those things, those experiences that have been in the way, be put far from thee in thy search for Him. Let the joy of service, for His name’s sake, be as a guiding light to these things ye do and say day by day. Let that purpose as was in Him be thy purpose, thy aim, thy desire. Keep listening, listening, for those promises that are thine. And as to how, where ye may find them, - it is in the little kindnesses, the longsuffering, the gentleness that ye may show even under stress, even under hardship. For His ways are not past finding out. But seek and ye shall find, knock and it will be opened unto thee.

(Q) [341]:

(A) Let the hope of the Lord ever be in that way that ye may induce, ye may compel others to take thought of the promises of God. Not for self, not for mere cause, but for a purpose - in Him, in the Christ; who maketh known to those who seek, who seek His will with them. Be not afraid. Be not a doubting. Be HAPPY, be joyous in the Lord.

(Q) [585]:

(A) Let thy heart, thy mind, be glad in the Lord. Let His ways be thy ways, that the joy of service in the Lord may be made more and more manifest in thy life day by day. Let the light of hope, of love, fill thy heart. For, He is mindful of those who DO such in the name of the Lord.

(Q) [413]:

(A) Let thy heart be glad, for a purpose, for a cause. Let thy mind and heart be opened to the praises He would bring to thee. For He is mindful of those things, those experiences, that would bring doubt and fear into thy awareness. Know that He will not allow thee to be tempted beyond that ye are able to bear. If ye put that cross upon Him, He will bear thee up, making thee STRONG in those purposes that are at one with Him.

  • 518-2

This psychic reading was given by Edgar Cayce at his home on Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, on August 13, 1935, for a 25 year-old woman.

First, the entering of EVERY soul is that it, the soul, may become more and more aware or conscious of the divine within, that the soul-body may be purged that it may be a fit companion for the GLORY of the Creative Forces in its activity.

The activity for this entity, then, is the same; that it may have the opportunity. For it has been given that the LORD hath not willed that any soul should perish. But with every temptation He hath prepared a way; so that if he or she as the erring one will turn to Him for that aid, it may find same.

Then again, in the appearances, do not look or seek for the phenomenon of the experience without the purpose, the aim. USE same as a criterion, as what to do and what not to do. Not that it, the simple experience, has made or set ANYTHING permanent! For there is the constant change evidenced before us; until the soul has been washed clean through that the soul in its body, in its temple, has EXPERIENCED by the manner in which it has acted, has spoken, has thought, has desired in its relationships to its fellow man!

Not in selfishness, not in grudge, not in wrath; not in ANY of those things that make for the separation of the I AM from the Creative Forces, or Energy, or God. But the simpleness, the gentleness, the humbleness, the faithfulness, the longsuffering, PATIENCE! These be the attributes and those things which the soul takes cognizance of in its walks and activities before men. Not to be SEEN of men, but that the love may be manifested as the Father has shown through the Son and in the earth day by day. Thus He keeps the bounty, thus He keeps the conditions such that the individual soul may - if it will but meet or look within - find indeed HIS Presence abiding ever.

The soul, the individual that purposely, intentionally, turns the back upon these things, choosing the satisfying of the own self's desire, then has turned the back upon the living God.

Not that there is not to be joy, pleasure, and those things that maketh not afraid in the experience of every soul. But the joy in service, the joy in labor for the fellow man, the joy in giving of self that those through thy feeble efforts may have put before them, may become aware in their consciousness, that THOU hast been with, that THOU hast taken into thine own bosom the law of the Lord; and that ye walk daily with Him.

What, ye say then, was the purpose for which ye entered in at this particular experience? That ye might know the Lord and HIS goodness the more in thine inner self, that ye through this knowledge might become as a messenger in thy service and thy activity before thy fellow man; as one pointing the way, as one bringing - through the feeble efforts and endeavors, through the faltering steps at times, yet TRYING, attempting to do - what the conscience in the Lord hath prompted and does PROMPT thee to do.

· Report on the fourteenth annual conference of the Edgar Cayce Foundation in Southern Sweden (June 14-15, 2003)

The Cayce group in Southern Sweden is a very dynamic one. They organize their annual conference in Tyringe, a small village one hour north of Malmö. The theme of the conference this year was "Being Healthy in the 21st Century". The main speakers were Boris Aranovich, Quantum Medicine specialist, and Anne Pedersen, director of the Danish Edgar Cayce Society.

Gösta Montelius, chairman of the Edgar Cayce Foundation in Southern Sweden reports:

"This year’s Tyringe conference was done in an extraordinary atmosphere of coherence and gratitude. We had the opportunity to meet one another and discuss things of mutual interest. The lecturers helped us in this respect.

Anne Pedersen told us about the Cayce diet. She explained how to cure specific diseases using a correct diet. She also gave a long talk on reincarnation, karma and relationships, as seen from the Cayce readings, and how to get healed in our own selves. This gave a lot of food for thought and action!

Iwona Aranovich told us about mandalas, and how they can be used to help pregnant women, children and therapists. These groups of people are particularly vulnerable and need protection.

Her husband, Boris Aranovich, told us about his ‘3 times 5 programme’, to take care of our own health. He has a lot of ways to do this, see www.mdrcenter.nu.

There were around 50 persons attending. The event took place in a completely remodeled resort hotel, with the new owners giving us all the support we needed."

· Program announcements

In addition to the programs mentioned in ECW-2003-02, please make a note of the following events (this information is available on the A.R.E. Web site at http://www.edgarcayce.org/about_are/outreach/international/international_events.html )

  • Austria:

August 9, 2003 — Schäffern

This event is part of a series of lectures on the principles contained in the Edgar Cayce readings. Titled "Edgar Cayce on Rejuvenation and Nutrition", the lecture will be in German, with English explanation upon request.

For information, please contact:

Arcturus Verlag

Kurt Bruk

Elsenau 1

A-8244 Schäffern

Austria

Tel. & Fax: int. + 43.(0)3339.73 466

E-mail: arcturus@t-online.at

  • Great Britain:

August 29-31, 2003 — Durham

This annual conference is traditionally held at the College of St. Hild and St. Bede, Durham City.

The title of the conference is: "Man’s Journey in the Earth."

The main topics will be:

-How mind and spirit work hand in hand.

-Various aspects of good health.

-Prophecies and what they mean to us today.

Two of the keynote speakers will be Charles Thomas Cayce (U.S.) and Santosh Jassal (U.K.).

More details will be given at a later date.

For information, please contact:

THE EDGAR CAYCE CENTRE

John Walsh

Tel.: int. + 44.(0)1207.23 76 96

Fax: int. + 44.(0)1207.23 63 98

  • Japan:

September 6, 7, 9, 2003 — Tokyo

A health conference with Dr. Gladys McGarey, founder of The Scottsdale Holistic Medical Group, in Arizona.

The schedule will be:

- Saturday, September 6: Edgar Cayce remedies primer.

- Sunday, September 7: Edgar Cayce remedies for health care professionals.

- Tuesday, September 9: Individual health care counseling with Dr. Gladys McGarey.

Bi-monthly Search for God seminar — Tokyo

The seminar, given by Shigeru Mitsuda, president of the Edgar Cayce Center in Japan, focuses on key spiritual concepts from the Edgar Cayce study group reading

For information, please contact:

EDGAR CAYCE CENTER IN JAPAN (E.C.C.J.)

Shigeru Mitsuda

Tel.: int. + 81.(0)3.34 65 32 85

Fax: int. + 81.(0)3.34 65 32 63

E-mail: cayce@eccj.ne.jp

  • Netherlands (Davidhuis Foundation):

May 21-22, 2004 — Rotterdam

A two-day seminar with Mark Thurston. The schedule will be as follows:

- Friday, May 21: "The Essential Cayce"

The program will give the latest interpretations and understandings of the heart of the Cayce material.

- Saturday, May 22: "Sampling of Atlantic University mentoring courses"

Atlantic University offers a series of courses for training people to become spiritual mentors. These courses are designed for individuals interested in coaching and supporting others along the spiritual path. The program will cover the basics of spiritual mentoring, as well as some practice exercises.

For information, please contact:

DAVIDHUIS FOUNDATION

Tel.: int. + 31.(0)10.412 34 42

Fax: int. + 31.(0)10.414 92 71

E-mail: davidhuis@hetnet.nl

· A.R.E. News

Below are some news items taken from Kevin Todeschi’s monthly update to A.R.E. members and friends. If you are interested in the news and exciting trends occurring within A.R.E., and would like to receive Kevin’s update, please e-mail him at ktodeschi@edgarcayce.org.

The total A.R.E. membership is about 30,900. We hope to have 33,500 members by the end of the year.

The A.R.E. Press has announced their upcoming publications for the Fall 2003/Winter 2004 schedule; those titles are as follows:

· True Wealth: 12 Steps to Personal and Financial Abundance by Patricia Remele (September 2003) - illustrates that abundance is our natural state and that anyone can achieve financial independence.

· Beyond Dieting: Create the Body Image You Want, And Keep it That Way by Linda Cochran (September 2003) - helps the reader see that it is not only the food that plays a part in being overweight, it’s attitude, emotions, and beliefs. This book is a step-by-step guide to eating and living better.

· Thought Patterns: Change the Ones that Don’t Work, Create the Ones that Do by Robert C. Smith (September 2003) - helps the reader create the life they want to live through changing thought patterns and negative ways of thinking.

· Secrets of the Ancient World by Greg and Lora Little (October 2003) - examines mysterious people, places, and objects as presented in the Edgar Cayce readings from the Bible to the Sphinx.

· A Personal Guide to Hope: Where to Find It, How to Keep It by Ruth O’Lill (October 2003) - uses personal stories where hope played a major role to illustrate the power of positive believing.

· Jesus: His Words Decoded, His Mystery Teachings Revealed by John Van Auken (October 2003) - takes a look at the "dark sayings" of Jesus, the teachings with hidden meanings making them more understandable using the Edgar Cayce material.

· Dream Images and Symbols: A Dictionary by Kevin J. Todeschi (November 2003) - is a perfect reference guide for dreams, images and symbols. Includes over 2500 dream images and 10,000 interpretations.

· The Multisensory Human: Evolution of the Soul by Kathy Callahan Ph.D. (November 2003) - traces our creation and development as a whole being and proposes what the next step will likely be.

· Mind is the Builder: Your Life is the Result by Dick Daily (January 2004) - explores the theory that "Mind is the Builder" through examining the Edgar Cayce readings, and presents quotes that illustrate this theory.

· The Edgar Cayce Handbook For Health Through Drugless Therapy by Harold J. Reilly and Ruth Hagy Brod (February 2004) - uses Edgar Cayce’s natural, drug free techniques for restoring a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Drs. Greg and Lora Little, editors of the "Ancient Mysteries" newsletter, are currently on a diving expedition in the Bahamas. They are being filmed by The Learning Channel as part of an exploration of new discoveries regarding the search for Atlantis. The program is expected to air in January 2004 and then be repeated throughout the year.

Finally, one of the most exciting things discussed at Congress has to do with the 75th anniversary of the Edgar Cayce hospital. In commemoration of the anniversary, which officially occurs on November 11, the A.R.E. has announced plans to renovate and expand Edgar Cayce’s hospital building - current A.R.E. Headquarters. In brief, the expansion will cost over 1,8 million dollars and include three major components:

1) Edgar Cayce Hospital/A.R.E. Headquarters Renovations:

The hospital renovation will include the replacement of all windows, outer doors, plumbing and electrical work. The building will also become handicap accessible with the installation of an elevator. In addition to the renovation of all bathrooms and the installation of new carpeting, the exterior of the building will be covered with long-lasting, no-maintenance siding. A new parking lot will also be installed behind the building.

2) Cayce-Reilly School of Massotherapy Expansion:

A three-story expansion of the hospital building to the west will triple the space available to the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy from 1,700 to 5,800 square feet. In addition to being a popular program in terms of vocational training and personal transformation, the school has been instrumental in disseminating the Cayce information on health, healing and holism throughout the world. All areas of the expansion (bathrooms, classrooms, and work areas) will be handicap accessible.

3) Health & Rejuvenation Center (HRC)/Therapy Department Expansion and Renovation:

The old Therapy Department will be relocated to the first floor of the expanded building, increasing the space allocation from 2,600 square feet to 3,600 square feet. All therapy rooms will be new and state-of-the-art. In addition to more treatment rooms and men’s and women’s shower rooms, office space will increase for consultations and assessments provided by the Health and Rejuvenation Center nurse.

If you are interested in learning more about the expansion and renovation project, and would like to obtain a booklet describing the project in greater detail, please contact Laura Dwyer, in the Office of Development, by e-mail: laura.dwyer@edgarcayce.org; or, by phone: (757) 457-7161

· A.R.E. Chatroom and Internet Study Groups

Linda Layne is the A.R.E. chatroom coordinator. For information about the A.R.E. chatroom, or to receive the chatroom newsletter, please contact Linda at the following e-mail address: arechatroom@yahoo.com. An online study group on the Book of Revelation meets every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST. The chatroom newsletter includes a report on their weekly meetings.

Johanna Van Zwet is the coordinator of Internet SFG groups. For information, please contact her at johanna@pandora.be.

· From the Edgar Cayce readings

"More individuals become so anxious about their own troubles, and yet helping others is the best way to rid yourself of your own troubles. For what is the pattern? He gave up Heaven and entered physical being that ye might have access to the Father."

[5081-1]

"Know that it is not all just to live — not all just to be good, but good for something; that ye may fulfill that purpose for which ye have entered this experience."

[2030-1]

"For all that ye may ever keep is just what you give away, and that you give away is advice, counsel, manner of life you live yourself. The manner in which you treat your fellow man, your patience, your brotherly love, your kindness, your gentleness. That you give away, that is all that ye may possess in those other realms of consciousness."

[5259-1]

"Try to see self in the other’s place. And this will bring the basic spiritual forces that must be the prompting influence in the experience of each soul, if it would grow in grace, in knowledge, in understanding; not only of its relationship to God, its relationship to its fellow man, but its relationship in the home and in the social life."

[2936-2]

 
     

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