with Peter Woodbury, MSW
September 16 - October 13, 2015
Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose
and meaning of life?
If you have pondered any of these probing questions, this just might be the place for you!
In this four week, interactive eGroup, we will be looking at how Edgar Cayce answered these questions. His story tells us about our original Oneness with our Creator and the great experiment in consciousness that was our creation as souls. Granted the Godlike attributes of free will and creativity, we were given run of God’s “…universe of worlds…” Our prodigal story takes us to the Earth and our eventual “involution into matter”. As spiritual beings, we were drawn to the contrasts presented by a physical world. Slowly drawn deeper into the physical, we eventually forgot our spiritual heritage and thus began our cycle of incarnation and reincarnation into the earth. In this eGroup we will be looking into what it is that we “forgot” and how we might once again awaken to soul consciousness!
In this four week online course we will:
- Explore the nature of the Soul and the draw to the physical
- Study the essential nature of God
- Discover what led to our deepening into the material
- Delve into the Spiritual Laws of Karma and Grace
- Learn why Loving God above all else and our neighbor as ourselves is the Whole Law
- Begin to understand Forgiveness, Forgetting, and Letting Go
- Unlock the secrets of how to apply spiritual law, awaken your soul consciousness, and set yourself free!
This course will use many examples from the Cayce Readings and the Cayce soul group. Each section will include a recorded audio visualization/meditation/hypnosis to quicken the awakening of your soul consciousness.
Summary of the Four-Week Experience:
Week One: Our Cosmic Origins – Our Cosmic Journey
Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose & meaning of life? In week One, we will look into Cayce’s answers to these questions and get a perspective on the plan of creation. From our original Oneness with all, through our incredible prodigal journey, to our eventual involution into the Earth and the subsequent slow gradual reawakening to our original spiritual identity, week One will put a perspective on the master plan of creation.
Meditation/Visualization - "Where were you when I laid the foundations of this world?"
Week Two: Understanding Spiritual Law – Love God, Love Neighbor
What is the nature of the Soul & the nature of consciousness? In week two, we will look at Cayce’s explanation of our intrinsic duality, which he divides into Personality (Ego) & Individuality (Soul). As the great Swiss Psychiatrist, Carl Jung, so aptly stated, “the purpose of life is to move the center of identity from the ego to the Self (Soul)”. Cayce would be in full agreement. We will look at the nature of our duality and how the great commandment of Loving God Above All Else & Loving neighbor As Thyself represent the fulfillment of spiritual law and the healing of our divided self.
Meditation/Visualization - Accessing the Divine Within
Week Three: Karma & Grace – The Art of Forgiving & Forgetting
Learning to work with the Spiritual Laws. Just as we very well may fall when we try to defy the physical laws of gravity, we also suffer consequences when we act outside of the umbrella of spiritual law. Karma & Grace represents the two cornerstones of the Laws of Self: Selfishness and Selflessness. In week Three, we will look at how to come to a better understanding of these laws and move from “an eye for an eye” consciousness to one of forgiving & forgetting.
Meditation/Visualization - Picking a relationship in your life & taking it to your soul
Week Four: The Incredible Times We Live In and Playing Your Part in the Plan
According to Cayce, we have just emerged from a 40 year period (1958 to 1998) of the greatest testing of the Earth plane! Cayce then refers to 1998 as the “Dawn of the New Age” where the realization of the true brother and sisterhood of all humanity could be realized. In week Four, we will look at the New Age – what are the promises, what are the potentials, and what is YOUR part in the Revelation!
Meditation/Visualization - Who are you and why are YOU here!
In this online eGroup you will:
Have access to weekly recorded guided visualizations and/or meditations.
- Be presented with questions to deepen your understanding of this material.
- Respond with your reactions, feelings, and questions on the community discussion board.
- Receive personal responses to your postings by Peter Woodbury.
Peter Woodbury, MSW, Peter’s great-grandmother was a medium and lived to be 107! He was thus able to get to know her and this was the spark, in this life, for his deep interest in the interface
between the psychic and the spiritual. He was born in the U.S. but lived around the world as his father was from France and his mother from Puerto Rico. He is thus fluent in
He received his undergraduate degree in psychology in 1983 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his master’s degree in social work from Boston University in
At the A.R.E., Peter has been the field conferences manager, the headquarters conferences facilitator and is currently the supervisor of the A.R.E.’s Visitor’s Center, which
host over 100,000 visitors a year. He also finds time to play Edgar Cayce in the very popular one-man show titled "An Evening with Edgar Cayce" which is now available on DVD
and is offered as a premium for life members.
A popular presenter on key topics from the Cayce readings, Peter has appeared numerous times in A.R.E. Headquarters conferences and in the field, and is known for his
outstanding leadership of A.R.E. tours around the globe.
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. He has studied the Cayce readings for over 25 years and is working on his first book on hypnosis & past life regression which is due out in 2016.
What's an e-Group?
Your A.R.E. eGroup will meet in an interactive and dynamic online
classroom called PBWorks. This new online classroom encourages
student-centered learning while providing limitless access to
lesson material, student comments, helpful links, audios, and
videos. Learning in an online environment connects students from
all over the world bringing the philosophy of Edgar Cayce right
into your home.
In the virtual meeting room, you will have access to the written and audio/video materials prepared for you by Peter Woodbury. Every Wednesday, he will post a lesson along with
exercises for you to practice during the week. Posting is very similar to sending an e-mail, except that all the e-mails are viewed within your virtual meeting room. You may
post your thoughts, questions, and experiences on the site for your mentor and the other participants to read and respond to. In this way, everyone will benefit from one
another's experiences and insights and the coaching offered by the mentor to individuals.
Once you register for your A.R.E. eGroup, we will send you an e-mail from eGroups@edgarcayce.org detailing how to access and navigate our discussion board for the eGroup Many
Lives, One Source: Awakening Soul Consciousness. Then, you're in! You will be able to visit your eGroup any time you desire. The meeting room is accessible 24 hours a day/ 7
days a week and you may participate at your convenience from anywhere in the world. There are no specified times that you have to be in the room. You decide when and how often
you wish to post and participate.
If you would like more information or to be notified when a group is forming,
please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.