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Companions in Spirit
Animal Communication and Healing
Animals bring so much joy and richness to our lives—now you can give them the gift of loving care and communication in return!
March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017
Virginia Beach , VA

Our pets give us so much more than companionship, and we want to give them the care they deserve. We also want to better communicate with them so we can take care of their needs as well as to enhance our bond with them as companions and guides, and to know that they may join us after we cross over or even reincarnate with us in another lifetime.

We often look at our pets and wonder what they are thinking. After you attend this insightful program, you just might KNOW what they are thinking! And, you’ll learn practical tools and techniques for helping the pets and animals in your world enjoy a longer, healthier, happier life!

During this experiential program, you will gain new skills and practices for:

  • Animal communication for improving interactions and solving behavioral issues
  • Acupressure and massage for enhancing health and wellness
  • Natural nutrition, helpful remedies, and healthy lifestyle
  • Connecting with pets who have crossed over and dealing with grief, guilt,  and loss

You’ll also understand what Edgar Cayce said about the souls of animals and the role of animals on our spiritual path.

PLEASE NOTE: We love our pets, but they are not allowed to attend the program; please leave them at home. Final schedule and additional program details available online 10 weeks before program date; subject to change, check website for updates.
Event Details
March 24 - 26, 2017
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Conference Registrar
Debbie McGillivray

is a professional animal communicator and pet intuitive with over 17 years experience. She is author of the books “Animal Communication Boot Camp,” “Untamed Voices” and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pet Psychic Communication.” Debbie communicates with animals all over the globe and holds workshops to teach people how to access this ability. She believes that we all hold the ability to communicate with our animal friends and is dedicated to opening people’s hearts and minds to this phenomenon.

Dr. Doug Knueven

received his veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1987. He is the medical director at Beaver Animal Clinic in Beaver, Pa. (near Pittsburgh), where he shares duties with two other veterinarians. He has earned certification in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary Chinese herbal medicine, and veterinary chiropractic. He also has advanced training in natural nutrition, massage therapy, and homeopathy. Dr. Doug has been practicing alternative veterinary medicine since 1995. He lectures on the subject at state and national veterinary conferences including the annual AVMA convention and the North American Veterinary Conference, which is the largest veterinary conference in the world. He has written two books on the subject; Standby Me: A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People and the Lives They Share Together, and The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog. He also authors the "Holistic Pet Care" column for Venture Inward magazine, available online to A.R.E. members. He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences in Virginia Beach.

Jennie Taylor Martin

has been a student of the Edgar Cayce readings for over 30 years. A long-time employee and current Director of Marketing at A.R.E., she is also managing editor for A.R.E. Press. She also spent 11 years as a director at an animal welfare nonprofit. Her deep love and compassion for all animals inspired her to research global spiritual teachings on the role of animals in our spiritual path, as well as the possibility of their having their own spiritual journey and afterlife.

Nancy Chrisbaum

provides audiences with a unique perspective by comparing insights from the Edgar Cayce readings with the indigenous traditions of ancient Peru. A staff member at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. for 17 years and a graduate of the Four Winds’ Light Body School, Nancy is an author, filmmaker, Reiki Master and Certified Luminous Energy Healer. A practicing Shaman who lectures on spiritual growth-related numerous topics, Nancy is co-author of “Awaken Your Inner Voice: A Guide to Intuition, Dreams, Meditation, Past Lives and Your Soul’s Creative Purpose.” Her natural, light-hearted approach and practical insights into profound subjects engages audiences nationwide.

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Rev. Gary Kowalski

Rev. Gary Kowalski is the author of Goodbye Friend: Healing Wisdom For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet and the pioneering book The Souls of Animals, one of the first books to explore the idea of the spiritual life of animals. He is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and author several of bestselling books on spirituality, nature, science and history.