helen mawn2We were profoundly saddened to learn that our former Volunteer, Helen Mawn, made her transition on September 9th, after an illness.

You may remember Helen’s smiling face at the NY Edgar Cayce Center’s front desk. Often known as the "Mighty Mawn," Helen was a very special soul who brought love and dedication to her service as a Reception Volunteer and Purchasing Agent for the New York Edgar Cayce Center.

Each time we lose a friend or loved one, it reminds us of how precious life is and how important it is to have a Community to share with—and to celebrate life and love while we’re here.

A memorial gathering for HELEN MAWN is in the planning stages for October 28th at 1:30 pm. The venue has not yet been determined. Helen's friends would like to know how many people are likely to attend this event, in order to make plans to accommodate all who wish to come.

If you expect or hope to attend, please contact Amelia Darcy now: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please keep Helen in your loving prayers for a smooth, joyful, peaceful journey.

"Yea, pray oft for those who have passed on. This is part of thy consciousness. It is well. For, God is God of the living. Those who have passed through God's other door are oft listening, listening for the voice of those they have loved in the earth...And the prayers of others that are still in the earth may ascend to the throne of God, and the angel of each entity stands before the throne to make intercession. Not as a physical throne, no; but that consciousness in which we may be so attuned that we become one with the whole in lending power and strength to each entity for whom ye speak and pray.”

-- Edgar Cayce Reading 3954-1

big benThese are challenging times in the U.S. Our population is more polarized than it has been any time since the Civil War.

Trust – for our fellow Americans, our government and our institutions — seems to be breaking down.

Many of us are praying individually but it doesn’t seem to be enough.

What is the most powerful force we can align with to heal the soul of our nation?

Perhaps the time has come when we have to gather and activate our spiritual forces. collectively for the healing of our country.

How can we do this?

malcolm smith portraitYears ago, Malcolm Smith, British Spiritual Healer, told me about the SILENT MINUTE, observed each night in the United Kingdom during WW II.

Many Britons, he said, credited the winning of WW II to the silent minute.

Each night, at 9 pm, people in the U.K. would observe a minute of silence for meditation or prayer or whatever each individual believed in—for freedom and a just peace. For those who lived in London, the Silent Minute was observed during the 9 pm chiming of Big Ben.

"An anecdote emphasizes the profound power of the group meditation of the Silent Minute. In 1945 a British intelligence officer was interrogating a high Nazi official. He asked him why he thought Germany lost the war. His reply was, “During the war, you had a secret weapon for which we could find no counter measure, which we did not understand, but it was very powerful. It was associated with the striking of the Big Ben each evening. I believe you called it the ‘Silent Minute.’" (Wikipedia. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Minute)

We don't have a Big Ben to remind us, but a growing group of Americans, including many of our A.R.E. Community, have now committed to observing the Silent Minute here.

We believe we need, not just to work outwardly (although that is crucial) but to connect and employ our spiritual forces--each of us in whatever way we know, ACTING COLLECTIVELY – and sharing an intention for Justice, Peace and the Highest Good for the U.S. and the world.

We recommend keeping your Silent Minute prayer non-partisan. We all have our own ideas, but let’s pray in faith that God knows exactly how to bring about Peace, Justice and the Highest Good.

  • On the East Coast, we have committed to doing this at 9 pm
  • In Central Daylight time, 8 pm
  • Mountain Daylight time: 7 pm
  • Pacific Daylight Time: 6 pm
  • Hawaiian Time: 3 pm
  • In the U.K and France, the time is 2 am. (A challenging but excellent time for meditation and prayer.)

For those who are inclined to do this, let's make it a commitment!

We will make every effort to observe the Silent Minute every night – with prayer or meditation or your personal intention – for justice, peace and the Highest Good for our country and the world.


It's important to be consistent. BUT we're all human — so if you miss it or forget and then remember later, do your Silent Minute when you remember, if you can. And if you miss a night – or several nights – don't beat yourself up about it. Just get back into the flow as soon as you can.

When you're observing your Silent Minute, it's good to be aware of all the others doing it too--and join your intention with theirs.

This Silent Minute effort started in mid-July and already there are people participating all over the U.S. as well as in the U.K., France, Germany, Israel and India.

We thought it might be helpful – since this is an effort to generate a group consciousness or energy field – to have a FB group where participants can share our experiences with the Silent Minute and anything related. The group is completely optional. Find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSilentMinute/

Please SHARE this idea with those you think would be interested.

"When there has been in the earth those groups that have sufficiently desired and sought peace, peace will begin. It must be within self."
-- Edgar Cayce Reading 3976-28

Light & Love,

Lynne Salomon Miceli, A.R.E. of NY Board Chair

(Photo of Big Ben above is by John Anstie, a participant in the Silent Minute in England.)

Over this past weekend, we vacated our space at 153 W. 27th Street. This was a sad and painful task, but it felt good to be among beloved friends while doing it.

We are deeply grateful to all the Volunteers who helped with packing, moving, cleaning and our moving sale.

We are also extremely grateful to those who agreed to store items from the Center in their homes for the future.

dove white backgroundIt is our hope and belief that a new New York Edgar Cayce Center will once again arise “from the ashes” of the old one day—in perfect, Divine timing.

Meanwhile, our A.R.E. of NY Community begins a new phase of our journey with courage, faith, hope—and gratitude—for all the experiences we have shared and to all of you who have supported our Work over the years and continue to do so.

Light & Love,

Lynne Salomon Miceli
A.R.E. of NY Board Chair

clearance sale

Friday, Saturday & Sunday,

June 29, 30 & July 1, Noon – 6:00 pm

reception chairs

conference chairs


Bookcases $45 • Folding Chairs $10 • Card Tables $10 Large Folding Tables $30 • Books $2 each Upholstered Wooden Chairs, Reception Desks, Refrigerator and more…

book shelves


This will be a last chance to purchase an item or pick up your reserved items.

Your purchase helps to support the New York A.R.E. Community

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.

heart formed by hands sunsetAll 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.

Please continue to keep our Community in prayer. And please feel free to contact us with your thoughts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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