2016 A.R.E. Conference Speakers
Tom Baker, MDiv, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice. Tom grew up with the Edgar Cayce readings and went on to become a Catholic priest, serving in parish work, seminary teaching, and administration. He resigned from the priesthood after 10 years of service and later received his master's in social work in 1994. He has studied and taught A Course in Miracles for 33 years.
Patrick Belisle, Director
of Development at A.R.E. since
2006, is enthusiastically living the
life he has co-created. A spiritual
world traveler, he and his wife
Jane spent four years wandering
North America and the world.
He lived with Buddhist monks
in Thailand, taught meditation
and dream work at A.R.E. Camp for 14 years, and has practiced
hypnotherapy since 1999. Patrick believes strongly in
the power of Love and has officiated dozens of weddings
and led many marriage-preparation workshops in his
role as an ordained clergyperson for the Church of
Spiritual Humanism. He is known for his ability to
present complex concepts in practical terms, blending
his joyful humor with deep substance to help others
find meaning and inspiration.
Shelley Kaehr, PhD is a nationally known expert in the field of mind-body medicine. Shelley has an associate’s degree in Broad-casting from Carolina School of Broadcasting, a BA in English from Appalachian State University, along with a Masters and PhD in Parapsychic Science from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. She travels throughout the world lecturing and teaching classes on a wide variety of energy healing modalities including gems and minerals.
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, Hitler's Holy Relics, 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 newest title, True Tales from the Edgar Cayce Archives: Lives Touched and Lessons Learned from the Sleeping Prophet, written with his wife Nancy, is the culmination of over a decade of research into the lives of those who received the Edgar Cayce readings. A compelling and accomplished speaker, Kirkpatrick has lectured at the Smithsonian, the National Archives, UCLA, and Edgar Mitchell's Institute of Noetic Science. HBO, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, A & E Television, NBC, and the BBC have all featured his work. Biographical profiles of Kirkpatrick have appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and Playboy.
Barbara Lane, PhD is a clinical hypnotherapist in private practice, was trained by some of the foremost
regression therapists and is a member of the Associate 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 T V
program. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post and many more. 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.
Kim O’Neill, a popular
and dynamic presenter,
was voted “Houston’s Top
Psychic” by Houston Press
Magazine. She is the author
of How to Talk with Your
Angels; Bond with Your
Baby Before Birth; The
Calling: My Journey with the
Angels; and her new title
from A.R.E. Press, The Way
of Knowingness: The Intuitive Path to Your Spiritual
Destiny and is a columnist for Venture Inward
magazine. For over two decades she has conducted
private channeling sessions for an international list
of clients and established seminars and workshops
designed to help people transform their lives and
develop greater spiritual awareness. Her Web site is
Mary Roach, MA has given
thousands of readings over the past
25 years to clients from the United
States to Japan. Her work focuses on
empowering individuals to discover
their life’s purpose, heal karmic patterns,
and become co-creators with
the Divine in their lives. Mary has
taught courses and led workshops
for 20 years, created popular hands on
approaches to using intuition,
and helped countless people understand the meaning
and purpose of their life’s lessons.
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, author
of Relieving the Burden of Self, is a renowned
professional intuitive, trainer,
and Reiki master who has given
more than 25,000 readings and graduated
1,000 students from her Lightworker
Intensive program. The host
and producer of two cable TV series,
If You Only Knew and The Natural Psychic,
she gained recognition for her
accurate documented prediction that Skylab would land
near Perth, Australia in 1979. A student of the Cayce readings
for over 40 years, she is known for her ability to help
others rapidly accelerate their psychic ability. Her website is
Kevin J. Todeschi MA
is executive director and CEO of Edgar
Cayce’s A.R.E. and Atlantic University. As both student and teacher
of the Cayce material for 35 years, he has lectured across the globe. He
envisioned the Cayce organization’s multimillion dollar renovation and
construction projects, which added 11,000 square feet to the international
headquarters campus, and renovated the organization’s facilities.
The prolific author of more than 25 books including Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, his most recent book (co-author) is Contemporary Cayce, which is an overview of the Cayce material in easy to
understand language. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor. One focus of his work
has been to assist individuals in seeing how they are very much responsible for creating the better world they often envision and hope for.
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
John Van Auken is an internationally renowned speaker, prolific
writer, long-time staff member, and current director at A.R.E. He is the author of several
bestselling books including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, and the forthcoming
Angels, Fairies, Demons, and the Elementals: With the Edgar Cayce Perspective on the Supernatural
World. He is considered an expert on the Edgar Cayce readings, Egyptian mysticism, and
meditation, and is a regular contributor to Venture Inward magazine.
Peter Woodbury, MSW received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his master’s degree in social work from Boston University. He trained in hypnotherapy and past-life regression techniques with Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Allen Chips, and Dan Brown, PhD. Peter is in private practice as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in Virginia Beach, with a focus on the use of spirituality and faith as tools for personal transformation and liberation.
A student of the Cayce readings for over 20 years, he is a popular presenter on key topics from the Cayce readings both at A.R.E. Headquarters and in the field. Fluent in three languages, he is also known for his outstanding leadership of A.R.E. tours to South America, India, and Egypt. He also finds time to play Edgar Cayce in the popular one-man show titled “An Evening with Edgar Cayce.”