Gladys McGarey, MD, is internationally recognized as the "mother of holistic medicine." She has been involved with the A.R.E. since 1955, and as a holistic medical doctor, the Cayce work not only changed her personal life but also how she practiced medicine. "Dr. Gladys," as she is known, cofounded the A.R.E. Clinic in Phoenix in 1969, and the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) in 1978. She has lectured for the A.R.E. around the world and has written extensively about the Cayce material. Her books include Born to Live, The Physician Within You, and Living Medicine. Her daughter Analea wrote her biography, Born to Heal. She currently presides over the Gladys Taylor McGarey Medical Foundation (est. 1989), which promotes holistic health education and research.
C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, is a neurosurgeon, psychologist, cofounder of the AHMA, and president of Holos Institute 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 25 books, including his most recent from A.R.E. Press, Energy Medicine: Practical Application and Scientific Proof. Featured in the documentary Medical Renaissance: The Secret Code, he is the cofounder of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition, and perhaps the world's foremost medical expert on energy medicine and medical intuition.
Charles Thomas Cayce, PhD, the grandson of Edgar Cayce, was president of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. (A.R.E.) for several years. He remains president of the Edgar Cayce Foundation and a member of A.R.E.'s Board of Trustees. A psychologist, author, and masterful storyteller, Dr. Cayce combines experience and expertise as he movingly speaks from the heart.
John O. A. Pagano, DC, Dr. Pagano has withdrawn from the program due to unexpected circumstances,however Dr. Shealy will give a second presentation in his place.
Peter Schoeb, DC, LMT, is a doctor of chiropractic with a bachelor's degree in human biology. He trained with Dr. Harold J. Reilly in 1983 in Cayce/Reilly® massage and therapies and has studied naturopathy and nutrition. A student of the Cayce readings for over 30 years, he practices holistic health care in Arizona and is currently writing his first book.
Eric Mein, MD, a graduate from Brown University and Eastern Virginia Medical School, has had a long-standing interest in the body-mind-spirit connection. The author of Keys to Health: Simple Solutions for a Lifetime of Vitality and Seek Ye First, he spent 10 years researching the Cayce health readings as cofounder of Meridian Institute. He is currently in private practice in Virginia Beach, Va.
Bruce Baar, MS, ND, a student of the Cayce readings for over 40 years, has a master's in health and a doctorate in naturopathy. After 18 years in the medical diagnostic industry, he founded his own natural healthcare company. He is currently president of Baar Products, Inc., the official supplier of Edgar Cayce products, and owner of Nature's Blessing natural vitamin company.
J.P. Amonte, DC, graduated with honors from Palmer West Chiropractic College, and was awarded the Virgil Strang Philosophy Award for his Cayce-based approach to patient health. A licensed massage therapist, certified hypnotherapist, massage instructor, and lecturer on the mind-body connection, he provides Cayce-based, integrative manual therapy at the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa.