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Edgar Cayce asked us to "know thyself!" Why? According to Cayce, knowing and "conquering" self was an important step in our spiritual growth.

Each four-week session will focus on a different aspect of astrology so that by the end of the third session, you will have a complete review of astrology as a guide to your health, life balance, and life cycles. At the end of the third course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • April 20 – Maintaining Your Health Using Astrology As Your Guide
  • August 3 – The Keys to Balancing Your Life Using Astrology As Your Guide
  • October 12 – Astrological Cycles: The Timing of Your Life

While none of our astrology courses require a prerequisite, completing all three courses will earn you a certificate of completion.


Mentor Bio:  
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Raye Mathis, is a member of the faculty at Atlantic University where she teaches Spiritual Crisis and Symbols and Mythology courses. Her column, The Astrologer's Corner, appears in the A.R.E.'s Venture Inward magazine. Raye is an experienced teacher and workshop presenter with more than 35 years of experience. She has maintained an on-going astrological counseling practice for almost 40 years.

How Do I Participate In an Online Mentored Course?


The day before your course starts, you will receive an e-mail from onlinelearning@edgarcayce.org detailing how to access and navigate your online classroom. You will also receive an invitation to join the workspace in PBWorks.

Once you're in the classroom, you will be able to visit your online classroom any time, day or night, 24/7, for the entire length of the course.  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 participate.

In the virtual classroom, you will have access to written and audio or video materials prepared for you by your mentor. Every Wednesday, your mentor 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 messages are viewed within your virtual classroom. You may post your thoughts, questions, and experiences on the "wall" of your classroom for your mentor and fellow participants to read and respond to. In this way, everyone will benefit from one another's experiences and insights and the coaching offered by your mentor to individuals.

Follow the Water Bearer

Follow the Water Bearer:
Jesus' Message of Oneness
for the Aquarian Age

Peter Woodbury, MSW

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Follow the Water Bearer - Jesus' Message of Oneness for the
Aquarian Age
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Join us as we bring you Peter Woodbury, MSW’s presentation, Follow the Water Bearer - Jesus' Message of Oneness for the Aquarian Age, part of our 85th Anniversary Members Congress: The Living Legacy of Edgar Cayce.


couple Online 2016Watch from the convenience and comfort of your own home via desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or even your smart phone, and enjoy this special presentation on-demand at your convenience as well.

Featuring popular Cayce teacher, psychotherapist, and hypnotherapist Peter Woodbury, MSW, this program explores one of the most important and often-emphasized concepts from the readings– Oneness. The Oneness of God, oneness of our relationships, oneness of force, oneness of time, oneness of purpose, oneness in every effort. In these challenging times, this message is more important than ever, and Peter’s deep knowledge of the Cayce readings, combined with insight and humor, will bring this key concept to life for you.


Peter Woodbury, MSW is a popular presenter on key topics from the Cayce readings. He is the instructor for A.R.E.’s Past Life Regression Hypnotherapy Training Certification and co-instructor for the Master’s Level Hypnosis Certification, as well as Atlantic University’s Integrated Imagery: Regression Hypnosis program. He is also known for his leadership of A.R.E. tours and for portraying Edgar Cayce in the popular one-man show “An Evening with Edgar Cayce.”




Edgar Cayce Health Database


In his psychic discourses, Edgar Cayce made numerous references to longevity. In several "life" readings in which he explained reincarnation and described prehistoric civilizations (such as Atlantis), he noted that in previous eras the human lifespan had been much longer than in the present. He stated that it was not unusual for individuals to live to be several hundred years old.

This theme was sometimes elaborated in follow-up readings when he was asked about the practicality of multi-century lives. In one exemplary case involving a man who was told that he had been active for 177 years in a past life, a follow-up reading was given which listed the various aspects of longevity, including specific and general recommendations for extending human life. Reading 2533-6 begins with an excellent discussion of the role of heredity and genetics on life expectancy, health and illness. Mr. 2533 is told that he had inherited a tendency for a glandular imbalance:

"As we have indicated for the body, there are certain tendencies, certain weaknesses that are present in the body. They are not diseases, - these are rather dis-eases, when certain stresses or strains are brought to bear in the mental, in the spiritual and physical experience of the entity."

The stressor identified by Cayce included improper diet and a tendency to become frustrated and then get down on himself and others, even after the incident had passed. This pattern of genetic weakness which can be triggered by stress is an example of the concept of "diathesis/stress."

This man was encouraged to adapt a more balanced lifestyle including improved diet and regular exercise. From a mental and spiritual standpoint, he was told to focus on an ideal to change the expectancy of aging and death:

"The tendencies as to the ideal are well. As to whether ye keep same, this ye determine in thine own mind. But ideals are not your mind, - ideals are principles acted upon BY the mind. But remember, just as that expectancy - because your great, great, great, great grandfather died you will die too - is there, and is part of the expectancy of every cell of your body! It can be eradicated, yes. How? By that constant activity within self of expectancy that this condition does not HAVE to happen to you!"

This reading also emphasized the importance of having a definite spiritual purpose for living. This was a common theme in many of the readings which discussed longevity: "... you will live as long as you desire and do good for others." (5223-1)

Edgar Cayce used the expression "preventative measures" in reference to certain basic therapies and practices. Regular use of hydrotherapy, osteopathic treatment and electrotherapy (particularly the Radial Appliance) combined with exercise, proper diet and meditation were consistently recommended to prevent illness and extend life.

In addition to these general preventative modalities, the readings also contain specific suggestions for extending the lifespan. For example, reading 120-5 stated that using gold and silver with the electrical appliances (such as the Radial Appliance) could double the life expectancy.

Reading 311-4 states that if "the assimilations and the eliminations would be kept nearer NORMAL in the human family, the days might be extended to whatever period as was so desired." This reading contains some practical advice about how to eat food to improve assimilations and eliminations. Reading 311-4 also describes a simple meditative technique which focuses on the pineal gland to reduce stress. Interestingly, in a reading given for himself (294-141), Edgar Cayce observed, "Keep the pineal gland operating and you won't grow old - you will always be young!" This sentiment was also expressed in another important reading on longevity (900-465).

Finally, keep in mind the importance of balanced living: "MODERATION is the key to success or longevity!" (294-130)

» See Longing for Longevity?

Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health Database.