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The Living Legacy of Edgar Cayce
Explore Edgar Cayce the man—his hometown connections, family, friends, and the origins of A.R.E., the present-day influence of his readings on our changing times, and the legacy and future of this work as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of his Association!
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In 1931 Edgar Cayce gave the first reading on an annual Members Congress. “Each year,” it stated, "one period . . . as a meeting of all members, representatives, wherever they may be located, at Virginia Beach, with the reports made by representatives . . . from the various portions of the country, as well as speakers that would renew the faith, confidence, purposes, aims of the work itself." (254-57)

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Now, 85 years later, the original purposes of Congress remain! Come experience this unique week of fellowship, communication, education, inspiration, celebration, and interaction between worldwide A.R.E. members, staff, volunteers and Board of Trustees. Visit our newly updated Visitor's Center and renovated historic campus, meet staff, learn how the A.R.E. operates, and converse with the Board of Trustees. Gain a personal connection to this association that Edgar Cayce envisioned and make memorable connections with members from across the globe.

Highlights of this week of relaxed fun, friendship, and fellowship include:

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  • Special programs by favorite speakers like John Van Auken, Peter Woodbury, MSW, Kevin J. Todeschi, MA, Edgar Cayce’s hometown historians William Turner and Alissa Keller, and more
  • A special afternoon of art and inspiration with Henry Reed, PhD, and artist James Turrell
  • Interactive workshops, sharing groups, and optional activities
  • Topics designed to inspire you to integrate key Cayce concepts into your life, work, and community
  • Activities updates and exciting news from A.R.E. staff and Board members
  • A delightful opening day picnic, held in our beautiful new Cayce-Miller Café with fresh locally-sourced food provided by Leaping Lizard Café
  • Traditions like the "Fun"-raising auction, talent and skit night, and social

FUNDRAISING is an integral part of keeping A.R.E. Congress open and affordable to all. If you would like to make a donation or have items to donate toward the auction, please contact Kristie.Holmes@edgarcayce.org. Items such as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, Egyptiana, one-of-a-kind items, and Cayce-related memorabilia are most popular with auction goers.

group 4Bring your study group or local team, and bring the whole family—come learn to live the Cayce readings concepts day
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"Congress is my favorite A.R.E. event—it’s a retreat, a reunion, and a respite. I look forward to it every year!"
—C.J.B. Chicago, IL
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John Van Auken 72x91 2013Soul Growth Saturday! Edgar Cayce’s Story of Our Souls: The Bigger Picture of Life and Destiny
In death, there is no "rest in peace” -- our souls are very busy beyond this world in the space between physical incarnations. Cayce expert John Van Auken brings you the fascinating and enlightening story of the life of your soul, from a whole new perspective, as you see how we are so much more than we realize, and our potential is truly unlimited! Discount when combined with January 29.


Jan 29, 2017
John Van Auken 72x91 2013Soul Growth Sunday! Opening Your Psychic Channels: Access Your Higher Self, Guides, and Departed Loved Ones
Renowned clairvoyant Linda Schiller Hanna Linda shares practical instruction in a fun and engaging style with an "easy-as-pie" system to further you along your spiritual path, as you learn to connect with life-changing insights from your angels, guardians, and your higher self. Discount when combined
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