amelia darcy nancy kirkpatrick at grand openingEffective June 30, Amelia will shift her focus from management and marketing to further developing her impressive intuitive writing skills. We are so grateful for the outstanding work she’s done as manager over the past two years—a time that has encompassed the move to our 27th Street location as well as the renovation, refurnishing and merchandising of a retail space about twice as large as our 30th Street bookstore.

With her assistant Michelle Smith and ongoing help from Maria Pacca, Erdan Bajro, Anton Baraschi and other volunteers, she created a beautiful, inviting, well-organized home for NYC’s largest selection of Cayce-inspired books and remedies, and nurtured a partnership with Bruce and Kathy Baar of Baar Products to provide enhanced education on their Cayce formulas, as well as an online store for our website.

Amelia offers readings biweekly to benefit the ARE of NY Center. She will “scribe” messages for you from Divine Source. Next: June 26.

We are seeking volunteers to handle bookstore operations in the interim. Interested? Please send your resume to Operations Manager Maria Gutierrez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Amelia Darcy is to the right in the picture above with Nancy Kirkpatrick at the Grand Opening in 2016.

helen mawn 2016Our beloved “Mighty Mawn” who has admirably served the Center for three years in various volunteer capacities—including administrator, purchasing agent and valued member of our operations team—is taking a leave of absence until after Labor Day. We’ve encouraged Helen to stop by and visit us often and to join us for events as a guest, while she enjoys a rare and (we hope) restful vacation. We are so grateful for Helen’s dedicated service and look forward to welcoming her back in September.

201704 reception deskStarting in April, our Center will be open extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 am to 9 pm! Other days, our regular hours stay the same: Mon, Wed & Fri 1-9 pm and Sat-Sun 12-5 pm. Please thank the dedicated volunteers who serve at the Reception Desk for making ALL of these hours possible, along with our volunteer coordinator Maria Gutierrez and her assistant Margarita Burke.

OpenDoorNewsletter Jan Mar2017The Jan-Mar issue of The Open Door (TOD) is packed with news, holistic health info and inspiration.

Read it now to learn about:

  • Healing with Cayce remedies from the man who makes them, Dr. Bruce Baar.
  • Stay well without a flu shot! Carol Schneider tells you how in Mother Nature’s Remedies.
  • You Are Not Alone! Cayce on Angels, Archangels and Spirit Guides.
  • Feeling Stressed, Anxious, Overwhelmed? Laura Aversano shares how food can be medicine for your psyche.
  • Founding Membership Opportunity Extended! See your name on a beautiful, full-color, mural-sized painting by Carol Hicks on a wall of our Center. First sketch in this issue.
  • And more!

TOD is the quarterly newsletter of the New York Edgar Cayce Center. We welcome your responses—thoughts, questions, discussion. Send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We also invite you to submit your articles, poetry, photography or artwork to TOD.

“Having a Center in New York City means we are at the center of where things happen. Metro New York is at the heart of where people come to fulfill their dreams and look for opportunities. The Center uplifts and gives individuals a place to come to and share ideas. They personally grow and take steps to become a better, more enriched soul with a growing understanding of self.” – Martha Lamas


consciousness world eyeWhen we lift our consciousness, we not only bring blessings in our personal lives, but blessings ripple out to all those we contact, and all they contact—to bring healing and Light beyond imagining.

Our beautiful new A.R.E. of NY Edgar Cayce Center opened at 153 W. 27th Street in September, as a matrix for just this kind of consciousness shift!

"Three years ago I arrived in New York knowing no-one. The New York A.R.E. has been wonderful, with its many practitioners offering excellent spiritual support and guidance in their fields. The readings and healings I have received have been miraculous and uplifting… the teaching and help given in various workshops has left me far more confident of my own psychic abilities. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. As a stranger to the city I immediately felt very much at home. I owe the A.R.E. so much and have been delighted to give back by financially supporting this incredible organization."  – Hilary Ohrstrand

Facing a huge rent increase at our 30th Street location, our Center was in danger of meeting the same fate as the Meta Center, which closed after an enormous rent hike in 2015. We searched and—by grace— found a new home that offers many advantages—for a rent that, although substantial, is lower than we would have paid if we’d stayed in our old space.

In the long-term, this move will be cost-effective, as well as providing a better setting for our Work of consciousness-raising and healing.

But in the short-term, the move was expensive.

Because we’re a non-profit, our new landlord required a security deposit of four months’ rent in addition to our first month’s rent—a total of $62,000. There were other major expenses including the buildout of our new Center.

Now, with some bills for our new Center buildout still to be paid, we’re experiencing a shortfall.

We need your support! Your tax-deductible gift of any size will help.

You can be sure every contribution matters. Every donation, large or small, will be put to excellent use making your Center the best possible resource for enlightenment and healing. (See Wish List in the Fall issue of The Open Door.)

"The A.R.E. of NY Edgar Cayce Center is the eye of the energetic storm that is Manhattan. In the midst of the world’s greatest bustling metropolis, Edgar Cayce’s vision of creating a place where one can grow physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually has become a reality. This is why I was guided to this shining star of inner peace as the venue for my NYC events which focus on the healing power of spirit communication. The facility, its staff and bookstore are dedicated to helping those weary of the burdens caused by grief, ill health and living in the material world."
– Mark Anthony The Psychic Lawyer®, world renowned psychic medium and best-selling author

Nowhere else in New York will you find all the opportunities offered at the A.R.E. of NY Edgar Cayce Center:

  • Workshops and courses in multiple aspects of spiritual and psychic development, energy healing and more
  • Extraordinary healing practitioners offering extraordinary healing for body, mind and spirit
  • Some of NYC’s best psychic and intuitive readers
  • Spiritual Growth Groups providing warm support and fellowship to help you grow
  • A bookstore with New York’s largest selection of Edgar Cayce books and products
  • This Spring, we’re excited to be offering A.R.E. of NY’s first Certification programs, starting with Psychic Skills Certification Trainiing in April—a comprehensive, year-long training.

"The personal reading with Sylvia [Chappell]…was spot on, very meaningful, insightful and practical, shining a light forward." – Ameeta Sanghavi Shah, Founder, Center for Positive Power, India

These are challenging times in our world.

tree of lifeMany of us feel uncertain about what the future may bring. At times like this, having a Community—where you are loved and supported in finding your inner peace and guidance—is so important!

For many, the A.R.E. of NY Center provides that Community—a safe haven allowing us to grow and become our best selves.

Your donation or monthly pledge now will help us complete our transition to our new space—and help sustain this spiritual home for you and others.

You can donate online here.

Find a form for a monthly pledge or donating by check here.

Or become a Founding Member of our Center. See your name immortalized on a beautiful Tree of Life painting honoring our founding contributors!

"I am a Founding Member of the beautiful, new A.R.E. NY Center of love and light because the Prayers for Healing Group and carefully curated presentations are hopeful, uplifting and just what my soul needs."  – Anne Riccitelli

See here for the different levels of tax-deductible Founding Member contributions (starting at $500) and the benefits at each level. Every Founding Member will have his or her name inscribed on our beautiful Tree of Life and will receive a year or more of A.R.E. of NY membership benefits.

Please help us complete our transition to our new Center with the most generous contribution you can give. Help us continue this important Work of enlightenment, healing and transformation.

"After almost two years of healing, working, and studying with Anton Baraschi, my life has gone from that of a sickly hermit walking with a cane, to that of an active healer participating in weekly events. I haven't used a cane in a year and a half now."  – Amelia Darcy

At this season of Thanksgiving, we are profoundly grateful for your support and for the abundance we know is on the way.
201611 board signatures

The A.R.E. of NY Board of Trustees

P.S. Please be generous. Our Treasurer tells us we need to bring in $9,700 per week to sustain our Center. Thank you so much!

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