2013 A.R.E. Sponsored Conference Speakers
Tom Baker, M.Div., MSW., has an exciting and varied background. He grew up with the Edgar Cayce readings, is a student of A Course in Miracles, and served as a Roman Catholic priest and seminary professor until 1990. Having taught preaching at St. Meinrad's School of Theology, he is a much sought after speaker. At the present time, Tom is a psychotherapist in private practice with the Wellspring Center and speaks on a wide range of topics in the fields of psychology and spirituality. His presentations are known for their blend of humor, depth, and insight.
In all his work, Tom attempts to integrate the emotional, the physical, and the spiritual aspects of life, while drawing upon a rich background of traditions, disciplines, and discoveries.
He lives with his wife, Kathy, in Virginia Beach.
Echo Bodine was born with psychic abilities and the gift of healing, including clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience. A talented and experienced psychic development trainer, spiritual healer, and "ghostbuster," she is the author of Hands That Heal, which teaches others how to channel spiritual healing, and several books on psychic development, including A Still Small Voice, The Gift, The Key, My Big Book of Healing, and Look for the Good and You'll Find God. Her 10th book, The Little Book of True Ghost Stories is in stores this August. Echo has appeared on numerous television shows including Sightings, Beyond with James Van Praagh, and The Today Show. She has hosted her own cable TV show, New Age Perspectives, and radio show Intuitive Living, and Paramount Pictures solicited her services for the promotion of the movie Ghost. She is the "spiritual guru" for the website Fabulous Over Fifty. Her website is EchoBodine.com.
Kathy L. Callahan, Ph.D. is a noted A.R.E. author and speaker. She is a career Naval officer who has an educational background in Anthropology and comparative religions. Kathy has been a student of the Edgar Cayce readings for over 40 years, and has presented workshops at A.R.E. Headquarters and field conferences. She is the author of five books including the Living in the Spirit and Multisensory Human: The Evolution of the Soul. She currently resides in Burke, Virginia. A very compelling speaker and trainer, Kathy will bring her knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings and other metaphysical teachings to the lecture.
Charles Thomas Cayce, PhD, trained as a psychologist, is a grandson of Edgar Cayce, and one of the A.R.E.'s most popular presenters. He was president of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.) for many years where he worked to bring a holistic philosophy of management. He is president of the Edgar Cayce Foundation and a member of A.R.E.'s Board of Trustees. His expertise lies in the potential of our mind, relationships, meditation, dealing with stress creatively, and the integration of spirituality into our daily lives.
Lynn Sparrow Christy is a writer, energy worker and individual mentor who brings more than 30 years' experience to her lectures, seminars, and client sessions. She is certified as a Master Hypnotherapist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Personal Coach and Time Line Therapy Practitioner. She is also a certified trainer of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. As the author of Reincarnation: Claiming Your Past and Creating Your Future and Edgar Cayce and Christian Faith, as well as the home-study courses How to Discover Your Past Lives and Meditation Made Easy, Lynn has been a popular speaker, both nationally and internationally, for the last 25 years. In her private practice, Lynn's quest has led to a coupling of some of today's best change technologies with deep grounding in spiritual ideals and practices. Lynn lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Larry Christy, her son, Ryan Sparrow, and Pip and Sas, the cats who run the house.
Peggy Joy Cross, ASID, founder of Designs for Harmony, has been a professional Feng Shui teacher, lecturer, writer and consultant since 1998. Her mission is to assist and guide her clients, friends and family in achieving beauty, joy, harmony, and desired change in their lives. In her pursuit of excellence, Peggy has traveled coast-to-coast studying Feng Shui, including Compass School, Vaastu Shastra, Black Sect Tantric Buddhist School of Feng Shui, Pyramid School and Space Clearing. Peggy incorporates her background as an interior designer into her work in Feng Shui. She received her BFA in Interior Design from The Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL and her BA in Political Science from Indiana/Purdue Universities at Indianapolis. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and The International Feng Shui Guild.
Nancy L. Eubel, MBA, CHt, Rt, is a master clinical hypnotherapist, workshop presenter, and shamanic practitioner, who has studied current and past-life therapies in the U.S. and India. She is a former Executive Director of the A.R.E., taught the Dreams and Meditation Class for the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy, and was a hypnotherapist at the A.R.E. Health Spa. In a recent Venture Inward article Nancy described her own past-life experience after visiting the Taj Mahal. She has mentored the Past Lives: Discover Your Past, Unlock Your Future and several other A. R. E. eGroups. Nancy presents talks and workshops about Cayce concepts, spiritual growth, and self-healing across the country.
Denise Furgason, began her study of the Edgar Cayce Readings and holistic wellness practices in 1975, when she first joined the A.R.E. staff. She has trained in a variety of healing arts through the Cayce/Reilly Massage School in Virginia Beach, the Donna Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program, and is a member of the Eden Teaching-Assistant Staff. Denise also holds a 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. Now in private practice, Denise offers hands-on workshops and classes, as well as private sessions. Her energy modality, LightWays Energy Balancing, integrates principles and methods of Eden Energy Medicine, Reiki, acupressure, foot reflexology, martial artistry, and the Edgar Cayce Readings.
Barbara Lane PhD is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master at the Center for Integrative Healing connected with George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Barbara holds a PhD in Metapsychology, a BA in History and is an accomplished communicator, both in the media and training. She has more than six year's experience in radio and television and a background in the teaching profession, social work, and public relations. Barbara is the author of easy-to-use guidebook on reincarnation 16 Clues to Your Past Lives!
Sidney D. Kirkpatrick III Award-winning documentary filmmaker and best-selling author, Sidney D. Kirkpatrick is a graduate of Kent School, in Kent, Conn.; Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass.; and NYU Film School in New York. His critically acclaimed books include A Cast of Killers, Turning the Tide, and Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet, which is a biography of Edgar Cayce published in September 2000 that has been described by The New Yorker as "a codex for the New Age." His latest book is a true story of Nazi plunder titled Hitler's Holy Relics. Kirkpatrick is also the producer and director of My Father the President, a much-loved documentary film on President Theodore Roosevelt as seen through the eyes of his daughter Ethel Roosevelt Derby. He and his wife Nancy regularly
host events at their Portage Inn Bed & Breakfast (PortageInn.ca) in Muskoka, Ontario.
Judith Pennington is an internationally published journalist, author and coast-to-coast teacher of meditation and the evolution of human consciousness. She is known for her ease in communicating complex ideas and evoking in people an inner certainty of higher awareness. Backing up principles with scientific findings, she draws from the Cayce readings, decades of personal experience, and 25 years of investigative research into body-mind healing and spiritual science. Explore her two free online newsletters and learn about EEG Biofeedback Meditation at www.EagleLife.com.
Henry Reed, PhD, author of the bestselling book, Channeling Your Higher Self, has over thirty years of experience exploring how we can release our potential for extraordinary experience and creative living. He has pioneered research in dreams, intuition, special consciousness, and spiritual healing.
In addition to his work with dreams and intuition, Henry has a rich background in shamanic studies, laying the foundation for his perspective on healing the "wounded healer"-an approach that unites spirituality with psychology and shows how the paradoxical combination of the acceptance of suffering and faith in spiritual perfection invites a powerful healing presence. Henry is a licensed professional counselor, writer, inspirational and international speaker, researcher, and spokesperson for the Edgar Cayce information. His books include Awakening Your Psychic Powers and The Intuitive Heart.
Mary Roach has been called the most popular intuitive in Virginia Beach and has given thousands of readings to clients from the United States to Japan. Her work has been highlighted in several television features as well as publications such as Dimensions, Portfolio, For Women First, and Woman's World.
Listed among the intuitives who have worked with A.R.E., Mary specializes in psychic consultations and has been featured in numerous conference programs. The focus of her readings is to inspire people to become co- creative with their lives rather than repeating dysfunctional patterns. Her readings center around life purpose and soul mission, spiritual lessons, karmic patterns, past lives, and emotional healing. For a number of years, she gave readings for Atlantic University's director of research. Mary also possesses a rich background in theater arts and communications. She resides with her husband, Kevin, in Virginia Beach.
Peter M. Schoeb, DC, LMT, Peter M. Schoeb, DC, CMT, graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1995 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree. Previously he graduated from Massage School in Switzerland in 1981 and trained with Dr. Harold Reilly, who had personally worked with Edgar Cayce for many years, in 1983 in the Cayce-Reilly massage and therapies. Peter is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a certified Massage. Dr. Schoeb has worked with the Edgar Cayce Readings for over 30 years in his personal life and in his practice. Since 1983 he presented and taught internationally (U.S.A., Canada, Ecuador, Japan, Europe) on holistic health and spirituality based on the Edgar Cayce Readings.
Ellen Selover is a life-long student of the Edgar Cayce Readings and other wellness modalities. A former A.R.E. staff member of twenty years, she has also completed the part time massage program through the Cayce/Reilly Massage School. Ellen is certified in hypnotherapy by the National Guild of Hypnotists and content-certified in the Emotional Freedom Technique. She is trained in Donna Eden's energy methods and is a member of the Eden Teaching-Assistant staff. Through her practice, EnergyWays, Ellen teaches hands-on workshops and classes. She also offers private, individualized energy sessions designed to help others facilitate dynamic change in their lives.
C. Norman Shealy MD, PhD is a neurosurgeon, bestselling author, and teacher who trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, after medical school at Duke University. He has taught at Harvard, Western Reserve, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, and Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. A founder and former president of the American Holistic Medical Association, he is currently President of Holos University Graduate Seminary www.holosuniversity.org. His most recent book from A.R.E. Press, Medical Intuition: Your Awakening to Wholeness is your primer to medical intuition. From beginning to end, you'll learn how to use your basic healing power effectively and immediately. Nothing is more important than personal health, for ultimately one's own health is the major determinant of the value of one's life.
Linda Schiller-Hanna clairvoyant, has taught psychic development to hundreds of people, coast to coast, in her Lightworker Intensive courses. A veteran of more than 16,000 readings and a graduate of Heartsong in California, she began her psychic career as a result of a precognitive dream that pinpointed the descent of Skylab to the earth near Perth, Australia. Linda is the founder of Angel Love Healing Center and also hosted her own cable program, "The Natural Psychic," in Los Angeles. Linda has appeared on various radio and television programs and has been written up in Science of Mind magazine. Linda has been a speaker at many A.R.E. Headquarters events and is also a popular Regional speaker. She currently resides with her husband, Steve, in Ohio.
Mark Thurston PhD is an educator, psychologist, and author of 19 books about personal spirituality and holistic living. Mark co-authored with his daughter Sarah a book entitled Twelve Positive Habits of Spiritually Centered People. His latest books are entitled The Essential Edgar Cayce and Willing to Change: The Journey of Personal Transformation.
Mark worked with A.R.E. and Atlantic University from 1973 through 2008, most recently as Director of Academic Affairs. He is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Mark, with his wife Mary Elizabeth Lynch, is the cofounder of the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute, where they do transformational work with small groups.
Kevin J. Todeschi is executive director and CEO of the Edgar Cayce work worldwide (EdgarCayce.org). The author of more than twenty books, he is also a nationally recognized resource on the interpretation of dreams. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for more than 30 years, he has lectured on five continents. His books include Dreams, Images and Symbols, Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation and Family Karma, and The Rest of the Noah Story.
Gregg Unterberger M.Ed., has served as Adjunct Faculty at Texas State University in Psychology and is currently a licensed professional counselor in private practice in Austin, Texas. He has a lifelong passion for metaphysics and the Edgar Cayce work readings. His background includes study with renowned teachers and researchers Dr. Judith Orloff, Dr. Belleruth Naparstek, and Dr. Stanislav Grof. He is certified as a past-life regression therapist, having trained directly with famed Dr. Brian Weiss, bestselling author of Many Lives, Many Masters. Unterberger is one of a handful of therapists in the world certified in the breakthrough therapy Induced After-Death Communication (IADC) and is the developer of Transpersonal Breathwork, a new healing modality that makes mystical, visionary states of consciousness accessible to virtually anyone, without the aid of drugs or years of meditation. Gregg's knack for bringing humor and metaphor to complex spiritual truths have earned him a reputation as a popular teacher and genuine healer. Since 1989 he has touched millions through his record-breaking workshops on personal growth and spirituality at retreats, colleges, churches, and on national television.
John Van Auken is an international speaker and author on a variety of topics from mystical spirituality to modern life. Popular with A.R.E. audiences throughout the country, he has written many books, including From Karma to Grace, Edgar Cayce on the Revelation, Toward a Deeper Meditation, the recent Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah, Ancient Egyptian Mysticism and Its Relevance Today, and The End Times: Prophecies of Coming Changes. John's extensive knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient Egypt, and other world religions is combined with years of practical application of these truths in his own life. His exciting presentations are packed with useful information combined with insightful and revealing stories. His clear step-by-step techniques give practical tools for ongoing development and self-training. John travels extensively and is a popular tour group leader, conducting seminars and retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Peter Woodbury, MSW, is a Harvard University graduate and psychotherapist who focuses on the use of spirituality and faith as tools for transformation. He is a popular A.R.E. tour leader and speaker on the Edgar Cayce perspective, known for his ability to give clear explanations of complex topics and for giving attendees practical tools and ideas for application in their daily lives. He is also recognized for his portrayal of Edgar Cayce in his one-man show An Evening with Edgar Cayce.
Grace F. Yuksek , was born in New York City, where she grew up in the midst of the arts. Her diverse achievements include majoring in music at the famed La Guardia School of the Arts and obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from the University of New York. A dedicated researcher of the Cayce material for over thirty-five years and an A.R.E. tour leader, Grace has become a leading authority on the prehistoric Egyptian civilization. A popular and sought-after speaker, she is a frequent lecturer through-out the United States. She is known for her charismatic personality and her ability to enable audiences to imagine and feel the Cayce material come to life. Grace brings a wealth of knowledge and spiritual understanding to her presentations. Her passion for studying ancient civilizations has taken her to Egypt many times.