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 Toward a Deeper Meditation. He is considered an expert on the
Edgar Cayce readings, Egyptian mysticism, reincarnation, and meditation,
and is a regular contributor to Venture Inward magazine.
Mark Thurston, PhD
is director of educational programs at George Mason University’s Center
for the Advancement of Well-Being and is the author of nineteen books,
including The Essential Edgar Cayce. For 36 years Mark worked for Atlantic
University and the A.R.E., serving as co-executive director of A.R.E. and
director of academic affairs for Atlantic University, and is currently a columnist
for Venture Inward magazine. Mark is also co-founder and course
leader for the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute.
is a freelance illustrator, visual arts teacher, and mentor who conducts
workshops across the U.S., where she teaches individuals and groups to
understand their emotions and reduce fear and trauma through artistic
expression and interpretation. Her company, ReAlign, offers programs
that she developed called Intuitive Art Education and Awareness. She
discovered that the colors you paint with are your own personal road
map for life.
With Special Guests ——————————
is a former long-time A.R.E. staff member, most recently as conferences facilitator
and tours manager. She is a professional singer and musician, avid journaler,
and a popular presenter.
Rachel Alvidrez, MS
is a long-time yoga instructor who teaches Lunchtime Yoga at the A.R.E.
She is also on staff at Atlantic University and is an instructor with the new
Cayce/Reilly® School of Yoga.
a student of the readings for over 45 years, has led many workshops on spiritual
movement, the labyrinth, and Life Seals. She works in the fine arts and facilitates
the Egypt Study Group held weekly at the A.R.E.
Rev. Ruth Littlejohn,
a popular lecturer for A.R.E.’s daily Survey Lecture series, is founding minister
of Hampton Roads Center for Spiritual Living and a former holistic executive
coach and leadership consultant.