The new The Open Door (TOD) newsletter is here—announcing our Merry May Membership Drive—starting Tuesday, May 1st.
May is the best time to join or renew your NYC Center Membership!
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Few things in life have the ability to directly change or affect our emotional state more than music. I have memories of my mother lifting me out of a fussy or upset state when I was a toddler, by rocking me as she toned a simple chant.
As she chanted, I would feel my breathing slow and my body let go of tension. I became mesmerized by the sound of the chant, as my vibration was drawn, like a magnet, to my mother’s prayerful state. To this day, I use music to relax, to meditate, and to take myself into a higher vibratory state.
We each have our own spiritual connection with music and sound. The Source that spoke through Edgar Cayce once even stated that God IS music.
Janice Taylor, vocalist for our benefit recital says, “I choose music that provides a profound, personal resonance as a channel for a higher power.” Her audiences report having deep, spiritual responses to her singing.
Whether you’re longing for a deeper spiritual connection, or just enjoy healing and uplifting spiritual music, please join us on May 6, at 4:00 p.m., and experience the beauty of sound, and Oneness with Spirit at our Benefit Recital with vocalist, Janice Taylor and pianist, Lee Tomboulian.
We thank Janice and Lee for generously donating their performances for this event—a benefit for our non-profit New York Edgar Cayce Center.
We are still in need of reception desk volunteers for all shifts. Do you have free time during the week or weekend that you might be able to donate to the center? If so, we can use your help. With your bright smile and caring attitude, you can help set the atmosphere at the center.
No worries, you will be trained in the use of our MindBody system and front desk procedures. You’ll make friends, meet new people, and also get a 40% bookstore discount, free classes, and other perks.
If you can help out, Managing Team member, Peter Goldbeck, is waiting to hear from you.
One of the first tasks of our new Center Directing Team (Al DeMarco, Peter Goldbeck and Lin Hunter) is cutting down operating costs wherever we can. One of our large expenses is printing and mailing 3,500 hard copy Event Calendars.
If you're receiving this e-blast, you also receive a link to each new Event Calendar as soon as it's online. The current calendar is available for viewing or download from our website here. You can conveniently peruse this digital Calendar on your desktop and register for events online on our website.
Yes, we know some of you really want the hard copy Event Calendar.
But if the digital Event Calendar works for you—if you DON'T need the print version—please let us know and help us save funds and trees!
If you've already subscribed to the digital catalog only through our email list, you don’t need to take any action. If you are currently receiving a print calendar and would like to convert to digital only, please click here.
Along with our e-catalog drive, we'll be re-designing our hard copy Event Calendar format to reduce printing and mailing costs.
Thank you for helping us in our drive to cut operating expenses at the New York Edgar Cayce Center.
The Directing Team
In this beautiful season of rebirth and renewal, important changes are happening at the New York Edgar Cayce Center.
Since 2012, the Chair of our Board has also acted as Director of the Center—a situation that placed a great deal of authority and responsibility on one person’s shoulders. The Board has now changed that paradigm.
Sylvia Chappell, who has served as Board Chair and Acting Center Director since April, 2015, has stepped down from both positions to focus on her own work as an Intuitive consultant, teacher and dancer.
The Center Director role will now be filled by a Directing Team consisting of Board members, Al DeMarco, Peter Goldbeck and Lin Hunter.
Al DeMarco will be overseeing business aspects and the physical space of the Center. He brings his background working for the City of New York and his experience developing fundraisers for special needs children to his service on the Directing Team.
Peter Goldbeck is a well-known and much loved Reconnective Healer, Reiki Master/instructor and workshop leader in the Center. He will be our Volunteer Coordinator.
Lin Hunter will oversee events, the website and our bookstore. Lin is the instructor of our Psychic Skills course and brings her experience as the Director of her own School for Psychic Studies to her role.
At a Board meeting on March 17th, I was elected as Board Chair. I will not be a part of the Directing Team but I look forward to working closely with them. I’m very grateful to Al, Peter and Lin for accepting their new roles.
I’m also extremely grateful to Sylvia Chappell for her many years of service to our Community. Sylvia was part of the team that founded the Center in 1997. She served as our Program Coordinator for thirteen years (starting before we had a Center, when we presented programs in rented spaces). Over the years, Sylvia also served as Council Member, Treasurer, Board member, Board Chair and Center Director—as well as being a generous supporter and Life Member of the Center. Sylvia will continue as a practitioner and instructor in the Center. She will complete her term on the Board and is giving her full support to the new Directing Team during this transition of roles.
Our new team is excited about the future of our Center and about serving our Community. They are already bringing their enthusiasm and creativity to the tasks at hand.
The Board also thanks you, our Community, for your support. Please keep our new team and our Center in your prayers.
We wish you a blessed and joyful Passover, Easter and Spring!
Light & Love,
Lynne Salomon Miceli
A.R.E. of NY Board Chair
P.S. Easter Closing:
Please note: The Center will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1.