2013 A.R.E. 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.
has been the director of The
Center for Intuitive Living in Minneapolis since 2003
where she teaches classes on spiritual development,
living by intuition, ghost busting, psychic development,
and laying-on-hands healing. In 2010 she began
doing on-line psychic development classes with
instructor Leigh Hopkins of the Viva Institute in Brazil.
She has several books on psychic development, including A Still Small
Voice, The Gift, and The Little Book of True Ghost Stories. Her newest
book, What Happens When We Die, is due out October 2013. Echo
has appeared on numerous television shows, including Sightings,
Beyond with James Van Praagh, and Paramount Pictures solicited her
services for the promotion of the movie Ghost. In October 2013, she
will be a presenter on the tour to Greece on “Death and Life After
Death” with Dr. Eben Alexander, neurosurgeon and author of Proof of
Heaven. Her Web site 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, a Clinical
Hypnotherapist in private practice, was
trained by some of the foremost regression
therapists and is a member of the Association
of Past-Life Research and Therapy.
Ms. Lane has been interviewed on TV,
AP Radio, and radio. She has also appeared
several times on the Sightings TV program.
Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, and many
other publications. Ms. Lane is the author of three books, her
most recent being 16 Clues to your Past Lives! A Guide to Discovering
Who You Were.
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 meditation and consciousness
trainer using EEG-awakened mind biofeedback,
transpersonal hypnosis, and the beauty and power of
sound to guide people into higher states of awareness.
A longtime student of Edgar Cayce and a popular
speaker at the A.R.E. HQ and Field programs, she is
known for her practical, profound presentations and
her ability to communicate complex ideas with ease. Her soul-stirring
guided meditations and improvisational singing, accompanied by the
soothing sounds of her Celtic lap harp, bring listeners to deep, profound
states of relaxation and higher awareness. Visit EagleLife.com and
BrainwaveTraining.com to meditate, read her free
online publications, and learn more about the art
and science of super-conscious meditation. She is
the author of the popular new book, Your Psychic
Soul: Embracing Your Sixth Sense and a companion
CD set, The Meditation Experience, published by
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.
Dr. C. Norman Shealy MD, PhD
is a neurosurgeon, psychologist,
founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association,
and president of Holos Institutes for Health. An international speaker
and researcher, he holds 10 patents for innovative discoveries
and introduced the concepts of Dorsal Column Stimulation and
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), both now used
worldwide. He has published over 300 articles and is the author
of 29 books, including his most recent from A.R.E. Press, Energy
Medicine: Practical Applications and Scientific Proof. Featured in the
documentary Medical Renaissance: The Secret Code, he is cofounder
of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition and perhaps the
world’s foremost medical expert on medical intuition.
Linda Schiller-Hanna clairvoyant, has taught psychic development
to thousands of people, coast to coast, in her Lightworker Intensive courses.
A veteran of more than 25,000 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. She has written a
book, Relieving the Burden of Self, which is available on Kindle, and also
an Astrology smart phone application. Linda is a reiki master and works
via phone to counsel people with deep trauma and longstanding health
Linda has appeared on various radio and television programs and has been
featured in Science of Mind magazine. Linda has been a speaker for many
A.R.E. Headquarters events and is also a popular regional speaker. Currently
she 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 CEO and executive director for Edgar
Cayce’s A.R.E. and Atlantic University. As both student and teacher
of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty-five years, he has lectured on
five continents, in front of thousands of individuals. One of his most
recent topics of inquiry into the readings is the subject of the
illusion of time—a topic Cayce explored but few have investigated.
He is also the author of more than twenty-five books, including:Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, Edgar Cayce on Vibrations, Edgar
Cayce on Soul Growth, and several novels, including The Rest of the
Noah Story and The Reincarnation of Clara. His most recent book is
The Best Dream Book Ever, based upon more than thirty years of
dream interpretation. Popular for his insight and sense of humor, he
is known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a
straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.
Gregg Unterberger M.Ed. is a licensed professional counselor in private practice
in Austin, Texas and a former board-certified clinical supervisor and instructor in group therapy
at Texas State University.
He is the developer of Transpersonal Breathwork, a revolutionary healing modality that
makes mystical states of consciousness available to virtually anyone. Unterberger is certified
as a past life regression therapist, having trained directly under Dr. Brian Weiss, the bestselling
author of Many Lives, Many Masters and is featured in Dr. Weiss’ new book, Miracles
Happen. Gregg is one of a handful of therapists in the world certified in the breakthrough therapy, IADC, Induced
After-Death Communication as featured on George Noory’s Coast to Coast radio program.
Gregg’s new CD,
Exploring the Mysteries
of Your Mind,
has just been released.
life-long passion for
metaphysics and the Edgar Cayce work, Gregg is one of the A.R.E.’s
most popular presenters, shattering attendance records across the country.
Audiences acknowledge both his ability to rapidly catalyze spiritual
transformation and his knack for using humor and lively metaphor to
convey complex spiritual truths. Since 1989, he has touched millions
through the popular press, workshops at retreats, colleges, churches,
and on radio and national television.
To listen to a radio interview with Gregg Unterberger, visit: http://ourvoicesourselves.com/interview-with-gregg-unterberger.
John Van Auken
has been studying the
Edgar Cayce material for nearly 40 years. Popular
with audiences around the world, he has
written over 20 books and manuals, and a dozen
videos. He has led 34 tours of Egypt and has
meditated in the King’s Chamber of the Great
Pyramid over 80 times. His latest books include
Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah, From Karma to
Grace, and Edgar Cayce’s Tales of Ancient
Egypt; and his latest videos are Edgar Cayce’s
Tour of Egypt with John Van Auken and Meditation Techniques to
Boost Soul Growth.
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.
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.