It is with profound and heartfelt sorrow and also profound, heartfelt hope that we share the news that we plan to close our New York Edgar Cayce Center at the end of this month.
All planned programs in the Center will continue through June 24th.
As of June 25th, most or all programming will end, and we will concentrate on preparing to close the Center, with a goal of leaving by June 30th.
We are grateful beyond words to those of you who donated or offered monthly pledges in response to our e-newsletter of June 7th.
We are deeply moved and thankful for the messages we’ve received, for the people who expressed how much the Center has meant to them—and for the generous contributions given.
The recent contributions have not been enough to keep the Center open now—but will help us to pay Staff salaries and other expenses. We are extremely grateful to all our donors.
At this point, a miracle would be required to keep the Center open. We are open to a miracle but prepared to accept a new phase of our journey.
The Center may close but the A.R.E. of New York Community will continue.
Before our Center opened in 1997, there was a strong and active A.R.E. Community in New York.
We presented programs in rented spaces. Spiritual Growth Groups, such as the Prayers for Healing Group and A Search for God groups, met in homes and other locations throughout the City.
Today, there is also the possibility—one we didn’t have before 1997—of connecting through Facebook, Skype, podcasts and more.
So we begin a new phase of our Community’s life with faith, courage and hope.
Programs, Courses and Events
Two courses that are now in progress will continue in rented spaces. These are the Psychic Skills Certification Program taught by Lin Hunter, a year-long course—and the Intuitive Tarot course taught by Sylvia Chappell. A.R.E. of NY will confer certification for the Psychic Skills course. (Students, please contact the instructors for location information.)
We are looking at the possibilities of doing other programs, courses, Psychic Fairs, healing events and occasional fellowship events in rented spaces.
We hope to continue to offer British Spiritual Healer Malcolm Smith’s healing sessions in NYC on a periodic basis—at a location to be announced.
We are also looking at the new possibilities of offering programs, courses and readings online.
We plan to continue to offer membership benefits in terms of discounts on readings, healings, programs and courses.
However—all those who became Members in May will have their choice—to continue their membership or have their dues refunded. We will be contacting those new Members.
We are deeply grateful to all who have given so much in support of our Center.
Over the years, beginning in the days when we were preparing to open our Center, so many people gave of their time, skills, funds, prayers, dedication and love—first to bring our Center into being, and then to staff and support it.
It has been an extraordinary and beautiful achievement that we have maintained our Center in midtown Manhattan for over twenty years with minimal paid staff—and in that time transformed many people’s lives through the work of healing, spiritual growth, enlightenment and fellowship that blossomed in our Center.
Thank you so very much—to all who have supported the Center through volunteering, donating, memberships and prayers.
Remember that events at the Center are ON through June 24th. Upcoming events and cancelled events are listed below.
Our sincerest love and gratitude to all of you,
Lynne Salomon Miceli, Al DeMarco, Peter Goldbeck, Lin Hunter, Kev O’Kane, Betty DeCandia, Sylvia Chappell
The A.R.E. of New York Board of Trustees.
To Manifest the Love of God in Service to Humanity