Little Switzerland, North Carolina

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33rd Annual Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC: Edgar Cayce on the Spirit of Holistic Health
A Mystical Approach to Self-Care with Adrian E. Castillo, LMT



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SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 - OCTOBER 2, 2022
Little Switzerland, NC

We often hear that the body is a temple, but what does that really mean? Is the body just a collection of atoms, tissue, and chemical reactions, or is there more to this physical form?

According to Edgar Cayce reading 3188-1: “Thy body, indeed, then is the Temple of the living God. THERE Creation is manifested.” 

The human body is a sacred and unique creation; it is the ideal vessel for the soul and holds the record of its experiences within its structure. Because of this, we must recognize the connection between the spiritual and the physical and unite body, mind, and spirit to achieve rejuvenation, longevity and positive, lasting change. 

In this immersive retreat, you will bridge the gap between science, health, and spirituality and explore a potentially new perspective of life from the vastness of the Cayce health readings. You will find that we are not merely studying creation OR the Creator, but instead studying creation to better understand the Creator! 

The Edgar Cayce readings tell us “it has long been confirmed that the body in total renews itself in ever so many periods…” Edgar Cayce reading 108-2. Join popular Cayce student and teacher Adrian E. Castillo, LMT in this unique exploration of some of the physical readings given by the Sleeping Prophet and gain a new perspective, with a more mystical lens, to better understand the inherent relationship between the material and the spiritual! 

Friday, September 30th

  • Session 1: Edgar Cayce on the Mind, Body, Spirit connection 
  • Session 2: The Spirit of Self-Care

Saturday, October 1st

  • Session 3: Developing a practical holistic health approach 

For, as we have given, that we see manifested in the material plane is but a shadow of that in the spiritual plane. (5749-3) 

Past attendees say of Adrian:
“I’ve never heard a speaker present on the Cayce readings with Adrian’s depth of understanding and passion.”
“Thank you, Adrian, for helping make a seemingly complex topic more understandable and applicable.” 


Wildacres Retreat Information 

TIME: Check-in is 4:00-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29. The retreat begins with the evening meal at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 and runs through approximately 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. 

COST: $359 per person, includes 3-nights’ lodging, one set of linens and towels, eight meals, and the planned program. There is no maid service. Please let us know if you need a handicapped accessible room or if you cannot use steps. There are no elevators.

PREREGISTRATION: A non-refundable deposit of $50 per person will reserve your place only until August 31st. At that time, the remainder of the registration fee is due or the space may be reassigned. Full refunds cannot be made after August 31st. The participant is responsible for submitting the remaining fee. No invoices or receipts will be mailed. 

RETREAT CENTER: Precautions will be taken due to COVID19. The space will be cleaned/sanitized prior to our coming. In the auditorium seating will be socially distanced. Masks will be required when using the buffet service tables at each meal (3 meals per day). To avoid waste disposal of all single use masks, please bring your own masks.

MEALS: Nutritious family style meals, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and diabetic options, are included in the registration fee. Please specify any dietary needs at pre-registration. 

ROOMS: All lodge rooms have two beds and a private bath. If you wish to share a room with a spouse/partner, relative or friend please give us your roommate’s name at registration. There are no televisions, clocks, coffee pots or phones in the rooms. WIFI and cellphone access is limited. Please specify any ADA needs at pre-registration. 

CHILDREN: Parents must arrange for the supervision of children at all times. Cribs may be supplied if requested upon registration. If you will be bringing a child, please contact Ms. Lou Umscheid for costs and additional information at or 919-960-9580.

WHAT TO BRING: Clothes: casual, bring a sweater, jacket, comfortable shoes, and rain gear. The retreat is informal and weather is unpredictable.

BOOK SALES: We will have a selection of books related to the program for sale at the retreat. The money raised will be used to support the Southeast Region of A.R.E. (Cash, Personal Checks, and Credit Cards) 

COMMON INTEREST SESSIONS: We will have limited sessions led by volunteers. If you have a special gift, talent or interest, please consider sharing it with others during these 1 hour sessions. Please Note: you need to submit a summary of your topic, and your qualifications to present it, in advance to Rick Hersberger at If you have a handout for your presentation, please bring copies with you for approximately 50 people. 

Any views or opinions presented in these sessions are solely those of the presenter and may not represent those of the A.R.E. Presenters are expressly required not to make defamatory statements and not to infringe or authorize any infringement of copyright or any other legal right.