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“Must visit for spiritual renewal”

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment
Ranked #13 of 125 things to do in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore the fascinating work of Edgar Cayce, documented psychic and the "father of holistic medicine." Founded in 1931 to research and explore transpersonal subjects such as holistic health, ancient mysteries, personal spirituality, dreams, philosophy, reincarnation, and intuition. Join us daily for free lecture, film and tour. Visit our library, bookstore and gift shop, relaxing meditation garden, or stone labyrinth. Enjoy a healthy meal at the Leaping Lizard Café or relax in our holistic spa. Visit our Web site for a full schedule of events for our non-profit organization.
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stopped by the A.R.E. so my mom could get a book from the bookstore. I wasn't really interested until I got there. The "vibe" is so welcoming, warm, and calming. They have an excellent selection of books, dvds, cds, and much more to guide you to a spiritual awakening.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

All you need to do is just walk through the door of the spa and you're already relaxed. After a treatment or two, you are as relaxed as jello.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Knowing some background into Edgar Cayce really helps have an appreciation of the ARE. They provide guided tours if you would like to find out more. A very helpful Information desk in the entrance hall. Also has a shop selling a wide variety of items including books. An amazing metaphysical library is available to visit which has an exceptional collection of items including Edgar Cayce's readings. There is also a meditation room if you choose to go and have some quiet time. You can walk the labyrinth and learn more about it. For anyone who has an interest in anything metaphysical this is a MUST place to visit. Also has a spa, regular conferences and talks that are open to the public.

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Climb up to the old building and walk the labyrinth. It is really cool and worth the time. And check out the view from up there! The garden is very relaxing, we enjoy sitting amidst all the surrounding bamboo. The spa is absolutely first rate and should be on the top of your list if you are looking to get pampered. The book store is super and invites lots of browsing. Remember the store is geared for enlightenment and self help and they have a large amount of titles on the subject. They were doing construction when we visited and the sign said a cafe was in the works, so that will be a great addition to the experience here.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

There's so much to explore on many interesting topics of the paranormal, spirituality, etc.

1  Thank TiffanyM944
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