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“Find out why people all over the world learn of this work”

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment
Ranked #14 of 114 things to do in Virginia Beach
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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.
Richmond, VA
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107 reviews
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“Find out why people all over the world learn of this work”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Since the 1980's I have been fascinated with Edgar Cayce and his thousands of readings for people from all over the world. This simple man from Kentucky, a deeply rooted Southern Baptist and devout Christian began a series of readings and continued until his death. Today the association has grown through donations. Holistic in his approach and focused in natural healing including food, Mr. Cayce left a legacy that is still used today.This place is significant as a resource for research for the interested seeker. If you have ever had an illness that was not helped by modern medicine, it might be good to check the library here. Workshops and classes are presented, and the introduction to Edgar Cayce's work is captured on film. Many things are free to see. Two conferences a year (summer and end of year) go in depth about his philosophy. Even if you are not a believer, you will find much to learn here and the meditation/prayer area is spectacular! They also have a health wing to promote all aspects of natural healing.

Visited December 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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5 reviews
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“Good Energy”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is a nice place to visit, even if you are skeptical about new age philosophy. Get a massage at the spa and check out the gift shop.

Visited December 2012
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Newark, Delaware
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“Spiritual Learning and a Tranquil Space to Meditate”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

The Institue has classes throughout the year and a gift store that is mainly a book store. They also provide computer generated past life readings, astrological readings and some others, based on Casey's teachings. They have a room you can go to that is beautifully balanced, with subdued lighting, that you can spend tiime in to relax and meditate in, if you choose.

Visited December 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Most Unique”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is one place you must visit while here in VA Beach. It is unique and you actually can unwind here. Learn about the man and his healing and sight. It may be hoccus pocus - but worth a visit

Visited December 2012
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Avondale, Arizona
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“Interesting library”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

I didn't take the tour or use the spa facilities. I did spend a couple of hours in the library though. It has a wide variety of books, but with an emphasis on the metaphysical. If you like this sort of thing, it's a treasure trove - if not, I don't know that it would be worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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