$1 Million Donation Will Expand Health Center at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. on 67th Street

Virginia Beach, VA, April 09, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. received a $1 million pledge from Cassina “Cassie” Tarsia of Oceanside, Calif., to create the “Tarsia Center,” a transcendent healing center with holistic programs designed to facilitate emotional processing, body-mind-spirit integration, and life-changing transformations. Tarsia first read about Edgar Cayce in the 1960s, joined as a member of the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in the 1970s, and has been an adherent and advocate of the Cayce “readings” ever since. “We are all held back by our repressed emotions and memories—from this life and past lives,” says Tarsia. “My hope is that this new Center at this wonderful organization will become one of the best in the world at healing, integrating, and empowering individuals. We want to change the world, one person at a time.”

The Center’s first program, Journey to Wholeness and Integrative Growth, will be a pathway by which an individual can progressively heal and grow beyond patterns built by their soul over lifetimes. Leading the development of the program are former A.R.E. board chair and former Bon Secours Executive Eileen Malo along with Cayce expert Lynn Sparrow Christy. The target date for their first program is January of 2016.

“By offering this innovative healing program, Cassie is helping us achieve goals we set at the beginning of our multi-year CREATE Campaign—namely to bring the Cayce work out to the world in a whole new way,” stated executive director and CEO of the Edgar Cayce work, Kevin J. Todeschi. “Her donation takes us past the $27 million mark in our $30 million campaign, which ends this December.”

The CREATE Campaign—publicly launched in 2012—aims to manifest dynamic new programs, facilities, and projects that will impact people around the world by aiding in their physical, mental, and spiritual development. Thanks to this campaign, A.R.E.’s global headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va., which serves tens of thousands of visitors annually, recently constructed the Don and Nancy de Laski Education Center and upgraded the historic Cayce Hospital (including the expansion of the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa and opening the Cayce/Miller Café featuring cuisine from Leaping Lizard). Other campaign projects include the A.R.E.’s Houston Center renovation, funding multiple programs like A.R.E. Camp and Prison Outreach, plus creating endowments for the future of the Cayce Work.

Edgar Cayce founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in 1931, to explore spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation, and ancient mysteries—all subjects that frequently came up in the more than 14,000 documented psychic readings given by Cayce, who died in 1945. The mission of A.R.E. is simply to help people around the world change their lives for the better through the ideas and information found in the Cayce readings. The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, a Health Center & Spa, the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop. Visitors from around the world come to experience conferences featuring speakers on subjects like ancient mysteries, holistic health, and spiritual development. The campus is also home to Atlantic University (AU), which offers two masters degrees (Transpersonal Studies and Leadership Studies) through an online platform, as well as continuing education and certificate programs. Through A.R.E.’s many programs, services, publications, and membership outreach, individuals from all walks of life and religious backgrounds are provided with tools for personal transformation and healing at all levels—body, mind, and spirit. For more information, please visit EdgarCayce.org.
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
Alison Ray