We invite our entire NYC community to share photos, stories and other fond memories of Edgar Cayce’s grandson and his visits to our NYC Center, including his keynote address at the Grand Opening of our 30th Street Center in 2004. This memorial gathering will be hosted by the ARE-NYC Board and by Dr. Elyse and Norman Curtis, long-time Cayce study group facilitators and honored members of the New York A.R.E.'s spiritual family.
Even if you didn't know Charles Thomas personally or hear him speak, you can still gain valuable insights into the Cayce legacy and work from the loving memories we share. Free, donations welcomed to carry on this work.
On Friday, April 29, we were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Charles Thomas Cayce, grandson of Edgar Cayce. Please join us in prayer for him, his family and all who mourn his passing.
As Kevin Todeschi, Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. in Va. Beach wrote: "I think all of us at A.R.E. are still in a state of shock. Truly, it is the end of an era, and his presence, his groundedness, and his LIFETIME dedication to this Work cannot be replaced."
And from James Tyberonn (kindly forwarded to me by Doug Grant): “On a personal level, Charles Thomas Cayce was one of the kindest, most gentle and loving souls that I have ever had the honor to meet. He was a brilliant man with an enormous intellect, but was also extremely humble and giving.”
To learn more about the life of this extraordinary gentleman, please read the press release below. The Memorial Service in Va. Beach is scheduled for Saturday, June 25. We know our founding director Lynne Miceli will be attending in person, while many others of us in NYC who were privileged to know Charles Thomas will be attending in spirit.
Please stay tuned for details about a special gathering on June 25 for our community to share fond memories of Dr. Charles Thomas Cayce and his visits to NYC, including his keynote address at the Grand Opening of our current 30th Street Center in 2004. Our memorial gathering will be hosted by the ARE-NYC Board and by Dr. Elyse and Norman Curtis, long-time Cayce study group facilitators and honored members of the New York A.R.E.'s spiritual family.
We hope you can join us. Even if you didn't know Charles Thomas personally or hear him speak, you can still gain valuable insights into the Cayce legacy and work from the loving memories we share.
Charles Thomas Cayce, Grandson of Edgar Cayce, Dies at 73
Virginia Beach, Va.–Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) announced the unexpected death of current A.R.E. Board member and former president Charles Thomas Cayce of cardiac arrest on April 29.
The eldest son of Hugh Lynn and Sally Cayce, and the eldest grandchild of Edgar Cayce, Charles Thomas led the A.R.E. from 1977 until his retirement in 2006. He was predeceased by his brother, Greg. He is survived by his wife, Leslie, his two children, Corinne (and husband Jesse Luckett) and Catherine (and husband Thomas Pierce) and four grandchildren.
According to Executive Director and CEO Kevin J. Todeschi, "Charles Thomas Cayce dedicated more than 40 years of his life to this organization. He was a valued spokesperson, and a popular speaker and sacred sites tour leader, and one of our principal board members. He was a calming influence, a champion of young people, and a trusted resource on a variety of topics-like meditation, psychic ability, and incorporating spirituality into our daily lives. He is irreplaceable and his counsel and presence will truly be missed."
Charles Thomas grew up in Virginia Beach and attended Hampden-Sydney College and later did graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Maryland, from which he received his Ph.D. in child psychology in 1968. He taught college for several years and worked for the U.S. State Department before returning to Virginia Beach and joining the A.R.E. staff.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Charles Thomas Cayce Endowment Fund, c/o Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, which was set up in in his memory to help support the A.R.E. work to which he dedicated his life. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, at A.R.E.'s Virginia Beach headquarters.