OpenDoorNewsletter Jan Mar2019The Spring issue of The Open Door is here, blooming with information!

  • John Van Auken brings his program Edgar Cayce and Prophecy: Understanding the Times We Live In to NYC soon—his first NYC conference in years! Learn more about John and his presentation in an interview/article by our new writer, Laura Fowler.

  • Psychic/medium Joan Carra shares a few of her predictions in our Meet the Practitioner feature.

  • Do animals reincarnate, as shown in the upcoming movie, A Dog’s Journey? Read what Cayce said about animals and the afterlife.

  • Stem Cell Therapy. What’s it got to do with you? Find out in Carol Schneider’s Mother Nature’s Remedies.

  • Sacred Spaces in NYC, Sunday Inspirations, Event Calendar and more…

We hope you enjoy this issue.

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Have a lovely weekend!

Light & Love,

Lynne Salomon Miceli

Open Door Newsletter Editor


the christmas readingIn reading this message (esp. paragraph 10) it’s useful to know that, according to Cayce’s readings, the Bethlehem inn-keeper who turned Mary and Joseph away from the inn was an associate of the Essenes, a Jewish sect to which Mary and Joseph belonged.

The inn-keeper did not act out of hardness of heart, but rather, according to Cayce, because the inn was not a safe place for them at that time. Knowing who they were, the inn-keeper directed Mary and Joseph to a place where they would be hidden from those not meant to find them.


This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the Edmonds'' home, 611 Pennsylvania Ave., Norfolk, Va., this 20th day of December, 1936, requested by those present.


Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno. Hannah Miller, Florence & Edith Edmonds, Frances Y. Morrow, Hugh Lynn Cayce, Helen Storey and Helen Ellington.


Time of Reading 3:20 to 3:50 P. M. Eastern Standard Time.

  1. GC: You will have before you the members of the Norfolk Study Group #1 who have gathered here seeking a reading which will give them a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the birth of Jesus, the Christ which will be celebrated this week as Christmas 1936.
  2. EC: Yes, we have the group as gathered here and their desires and their seeking as a group, as individuals.
  3. In giving to these, then, that seek to know more of that circumstance, those conditions as surrounded that ye call the first Christmas: Do not confuse thyselves. While to you it may be a first Christmas, if it were the first then there would be a last; and ye would not worship, ye would not hold to that which passeth.
  4. For time never was when there was not a Christ and not a Christ mass.
  5. But in giving that interpretation of what this Season means - that birth of Jesus as became the Christ - to this world: In giving the circumstance, much has been recorded as respecting this by the writers of the Gospel, especially by Luke; but little perfect concept may be gathered except ye as individuals seek to experience what such an advent meant or means to thy life as an individual.
  6. For knowledge of a thing or a condition and the wisdom that is presented in that happening are two different things. What ye hear ye may believe, but ye will rarely act as if ye believed it unless ye have experienced and do experience that "God so loved the world as to give His Son" to enter into flesh, that flesh, that man, might know there IS an advocate with the Father; and that - as ye in thy material experience see - Life coming from out of nowhere to enter into materiality, to become a LIVING expression of those promptings of the heart.
  7. That has been the experience of that SOUL in its varied spheres of consciousness, to give such an expression. That is the purpose for which it has entered - to give the more perfect concept of the relationships of man to the Creator.
  8. Such we find as that happening in Bethlehem of Judea ages and years ago, when that channel had so dedicated itself to the service of her Maker as to become MOTHER, wherein the whole world is shown that this must come to pass in the experience of those who would make themselves channels through which the Holy Spirit of God may manifest; that the world may know that He, God the Father, keepeth His promises with the children of men!
  9. And the hour approaches when nature is to be fulfilled in the natural courses in the experience of the Mother, and His Star has appeared - and the angels' choir, and the voices of those that give the GREAT MESSAGE!
  10. Who heard these, my children? Those that were seeking for the satisfying of their own desires or for the laudation of their own personality? Rather those close to NATURE, to the hours of meditation and prayer, and those that had given expression, "No room in the Inn!" For no inn, no room, could contain that as was being given in a manifested form!
  11. For He came unto His own. For there was nothing made that was made to which He had not given life, to whom He had not given, "Be ye fruitful, multiply - " in THYSELF; IN THYSELF may there be the propagation of thine own specie, of thine own self!
  12. Only then to those that sought could such a message come, or could there be heard the songs of the angels, or that music of the spheres that sang, "PEACE ON EARTH - GOOD WILL TO MEN!"
  13. For this, then, is in EVERY birth - the possibilities, the glories, the actuating of that influence of that entrance again of god-man into the earth that man might know the way.
  14. Thus this comes at this time to bring to the hearts and minds of those of that Glad period the fact that not only 1900 years ago but TODAY, He may be born into thine own consciousness, thine own understanding; He comes unto His own!
  15. Art thou His? Have ye claimed Him? Have ye put on the Christ, even as was and is exemplified in that life, that birth, that death of Jesus, the Christ.
  16. For He is thy Elder Brother, He IS the babe in thy heart, in thy life; to be then even now - as then - nourished in the heart, in body, in mind. And indeed do His words become more and more then of meaning, "As ye do it unto the least of these, thy brethren, ye do it unto me!"
  17. For as ye behold the face of thy friend, of thy neighbor, of thy foe, yea thine enemy, ye behold the image of thy Savior.
  18. For ye are all His, bought not only with the birth of the God-Child into flesh but with the death - that ye might know that He, thy Brother, thy Savior, thy Christ, has been and is the Way to the Father in this material plane.
  19. For as He chose to enter, so YE have entered. As He chose to live, so may ye live. As He chose to give of Himself that there might be a greater understanding, a greater knowledge; yea, the showing forth of the wisdom of God that God IS love, poured forth upon the children of men in this experience.
  20. And as these changes come and as ye make known that as has been the raising of that consciousness of His Presence in THINE experience, by thy dealings with, by thy conversation with, by thy life with thy fellow man, so may ye hasten the day when HE, CHRIST, may come into thine own heart, unto His OWN peoples, to reign; yes, in the hearts and lives!
  21. Then indeed should each of you at this Glad Season make the hearts of others Merry by thine own happiness in the birth, the life, the death of thy Jesus, thy Christ!
  22. Know this had no beginning in the 1900 years ago, but again and Again and AGAIN! And it may be today, He may be born into thy consciousness; not as a physical birth - but each moment that a physical birth is experienced in the earth is an OPPORTUNITY for the Christ -entrance again!
  23. Then what are ye doing about it in thy daily life, thy daily conversation? For not by might nor in power, but in the still small voice that speaks within, ye may know as He hath given so oft - "Peace - it is I! Be not afraid, it is I," thy Savior, thy Christ; yea, THYSELF meeting that BABE in thine own inner self that may grow even as He to be a channel of blessings to others!
  24. For as ye do it unto others ye do it unto Him.
  25. May the Peace, the Joy of His Consciousness, His Presence, His Joy be thine this day; yea, all thy days in the earth! For He is nigh unto thee, He is in thy midst!
  26. Praise ye the Lord that gave, then, His Son; that ye might know Him!
  27. We are through.

holiday candlesDue to Paul Dorogoff’s sudden illness, we have cancelled our Holiday Party, A Celebration of the Light, planned for Saturday, December 15th. The celebration was to take place in the Community Room in Paul Dorogoff’s apartment building.

We are keeping Paul Dorogoff and his family in prayer. Paul is hospitalized and recovering from emergency abdominal surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery in time.

As one of the facilitators of our A.R.E. of NY Prayers for Healing Group, Paul has been deeply dedicated to the service of praying for others for over twenty years. Please join us now, in praying for his speedy healing.

We regret cancelling our Celebration of the Light Holiday Party. We are not permitted to hold the event in the planned location without Paul Dorogoff being present--and we have not been able to find another suitable, affordable location on short notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to plan another Community Celebration in the spring.

You Are Invited:

Initial Meeting to Launch A.R.E. of NY’s First Online A Search for God Group
with Charles Davidson, facilitator

Tuesday, October 23, 7 – 8:30 pm FREE.

Join us online to meet like-minded seekers, learn more about the A Search for God group program, have your questions answered and confirm a date for our first official ASFG meeting.

A Search for God groups have transformed thousands of lives.

Charles Davidson writes: In 1931, a group of individuals around Edgar Cayce asked for readings on how to develop psychic abilities to expand the Cayce work. Cayce, the man, agreed to give the reading==but the Source that spoke through Cayce said that those requesting the reading needed to learn and grow spiritually and apply what they were learning in their lives. Psychic unfoldment, the Source said, would be a consequence of their spiritual growth. And their growth would empower others to also grow in their relationship with the Creative Forces.

These became known as the A Search for God readings. Guided by the Cayce Source, this first group transformed the readings into a set of lessons in two books—over a period of eleven years!

ASFG groups provide a step-by-step graceful path to spiritual awareness through a small group weekly meeting Group members learn to work with universal laws as they experiment with applying the ideas in the readings in daily life.

If you’re interested in growing gracefully into Oneness and improving your life and relationships, join us for this initial meeting and learn more about how an A Search for God group can change your life.

To attend this online meeting, please RSVP to me, Charles Davidson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 16th.

I’ll get back to you with information about how to log in for this online gathering.

The initial meeting and weekly group meetings will use the free video conferencing app Google Hangouts. Your internet-connected device needs a microphone and a video camera. Smartphones all have this and so do newer PCs and Apple devices. If you don’t have Hangouts on your device, I’ll send you information about how to download, setup and use it. But please contact me by October 16th!

(if you want to join a group but can’t make the informational meeting, e-mail me anyway! We may start several groups.)

charles davidsonCharles Davidson has been starting and assisting A Search for God groups for four decades.

A Life Member of the national A.R.E., Charles served as Regional Representative for the A.R.E. in NYC and NJ and is currently a behind-the-scenes Volunteer for A.R.E. of NY, serving on our Membership Services Team.

Charles has many years of experience both with the Edgar Cayce readings and philosophy—and with computer applications. As group facilitator, he brings all of that background to assist in creating an enlightening online group experience.

Followed by Potluck & Social

Saturday, September 29, 3 – 9 pm

201412 dr elise curtisLongtime A.R.E. of NY Members, Volunteers and Supporters, Elyse and Norman Curtis left this Earth plane in 2017.

Dr. Elyse Curtis made her transition last August.

Norman joined her on the other side on Christmas Eve, 2017.

While we know they are joyfully at home, serving the Spirit we miss them and will remember them together on September 29th.

Join us for a celebration of their lives, beginning with a group meditation and prayer. There will be an opportunity to share remembrances of Norman and Elyse.

Followed by a Potluck Social & Celebration of our Community!

Please bring a dish or drink to share!

Hosted by the A.R.E. of NY Prayers for Healing Group, Dream Group and Meditation Group

Volunteers needed to help set up & clean up from 2-3 & 9-10.

Location: 339 West 24th St. between 8th & 9th Avenues
Ground Floor, Community Room 2-B (This is an apartment building)

Please RSVP if coming. Email Carmen Acosta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 212-691-7690.

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