How excellent is Thy name in the earth, O Lord! Would I have fellowship with Thee, I must show brotherly love to my fellow man. Though I come in humbleness and have aught against my brother, my prayer, my meditation, does not rise to Thee. Help Thou my efforts in my approach to Thee.

-- Edgar Cayce reading 262-21

This is my update for June 2018 to A.R.E. members and friends who are interested in the new and exciting trends occurring within Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. and Atlantic University. A number of exciting things are happening this month! Please share the following with your friends:


The 87th Annual Membership Congress was a fantastic success. More than 275 individuals attended and took part in a variety of lectures, presentations and social activities. Many participants said it “was one of the best Congress events ever!” Mark your calendars for next year’s Congress, scheduled for June 16—21, 2019.


Peter Woodbury interviewed Freddy Silva for our latest Reflections Show. Freddy Silva is one of the world’s leading researchers of ancient systems of knowledge, crop circles, and the interaction between temples and consciousness. He is also the bestselling author of Secrets in the Fields. He has appeared on numerous television programs, documentaries, and radio shows. A regular presenter at A.R.E. HQ Conferences, past attendees say of Silva: “Brilliant.” “He is a powerful speaker—please bring him back!” Well, we are! He will be at our 2018 Annual Ancient Mysteries Conference.


In terms of Conferences, join us July 20-22 at A.R.E. HQ and take a vacation for the soul! Contemporary Cayce: Exploring And Living Edgar Cayce’s Core Concepts for Your Best Life Yet features FIVE experts who have studied and taught the Edgar Cayce material for decades, and who now bring this soul-enhancing information to life for you. John Van Auken, Peter Woodbury MSW, Mark Thurston PhD, Cheryl Baer-Bernath, and JP Amonte share how the wisdom within the Edgar Cayce readings is as relevant today—often even more so--- as it was when it was first delivered. Open to all, Life members may redeem their passes. Special LOW tuition and student pricing—and a free copy of “Contemporary Cayce” is yours at registration check-in!


We just released a new Cayce Series book featuring readings on the topic of Creation & Evolution. Cayce presents some unique ideas about the purpose of Creation and the ultimate end of evolution that may be challenging to proponents of both sides of the argument. The Cayce readings on creation and evolution are ultimately about the fact that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience—the main goal of earthly experience being to somehow bring “spirit” into the earth.


Our annual Summer Astrology Sale has started and expires on July 5. It’s a great time to stock up on charts as prices have at their lowest! Visit


The Edgar Cayce Center in Australia has announced that it will be hosting an international conference from March 15-17, 2019 on the topic of “Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation: Your Odyssey through Time. The Conference venue is the RACV Goldfields Resort in Creswick, Victoria (near Ballarat, about 1.5 hours’ drive from Melbourne). The Resort’s website is: destinations/goldfields-resort.html. For additional information about the event, contact Russell Bowey:


Our new Enlightenment Series continues with monthly lesson plans from the book Edgar Cayce’s Twelve Lessons in Personal Spirituality based on the A Search for God material. June’s theme is “Community & Fellowship.” Members can login to access the material at And keep an eye out for more information on 2019’s series, which will feature Cayce content on “Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose.”


Summer 2018 at A.R.E. Camp has begun! The season kicked off with a spectacular start during Garden Weekend and Construction Camp, where we were joined by a joyfully robust group of volunteers who worked hard to help us open Camp for the season. We enjoyed the first of the garden produce and had plenty of time for play and relaxing conversation, too! The good news for YOU is that there is still time to register for your amazing get-a-way at A.R.E. Camp! We still have space available in our Children’s, Family, and Adult Sessions! Give this gift to your child or your entire family and expand your mind, body, and soul. At A.R.E. Camp, you will fill your days with meditation, workshops, arts and crafts, late afternoon swims in the pond, plentiful home-cooked, family-style meals full of veggies from our organic garden, long conversations with new friends, and hikes through Blue Ridge Mountain paradise. Contact A.R.E. Camp Manager, Malenka Kaydan, for information at 757-457-7162 or email Check our 2018 offerings and register online at or by calling 800-333-4499.


I am pleased to announce that Judith Stevens has accepted the position of National Outreach Volunteer Manager. In this newly-created position, Judith will manage the National Outreach Program and the Prison Outreach Program. Levan Burgin, our National Outreach Coordinator, will work with Judith to not only support existing area teams around the country, but to create new teams in areas that need them, and develop new materials for the teams and others in the field. The goal of this new effort is to reenergize and “feed” our field volunteers, rebuild a vibrant system of Study Groups across the country and bring into the Work new and old volunteers who have been touched by the same material that means so much to each of us. To accomplish these important goals, National Outreach will work closely in a coordinated HQ “Team” effort that includes input from Study Groups, Conferences, the Development Office, and other departments as the needs arise. Your prayers are invited to help reenergize our National Volunteer Outreach. To contact Judith directly, email:


For countless individuals, the A Search for God (ASFG) material is at the heart ofthe Edgar Cayce information. Regardless of your religious or spiritual experiences, the ASFG material has proven instrumental to individuals around the world who want to transform their lives. In addition to a new member benefit based on this material called “the Enlightenment Series,” consider joining a Study Group near you. More information is available by visiting


  • Aug 25 – Sep 1: Alaska Cruise Led by John Van Auken
  • November 16-30: Cambodia and Vietnam led by Peter Woodbury
  • September 19-30: El Camino del Santiago Led by Renee Branch

NEW FOR 2019!

  • Egypt with John Van Auken (April 2019)
  • Italy with Robert Brown (May 2019)
  • Ireland with Peter Woodbury (June 2019)
  • Japan with Kevin Todeschi (July 2019)

Contact A.R.E. Travel Programs toll free at 888-273-3339, or visit


As you’ve heard, the A.R.E General Fund has been renamed “The Source Fund” in honor of the Universal Source accessed by Edgar Cayce. That beautiful, wise Source is the philosophical foundation of this Cayce Work. The new Source Fund is the financial foundation upon which the A.R.E. depends and thrives. In celebration of The Source Fund, you can make a $100 or more donation “In Honor Of” or “in Memory Of” a loved one, friend, or mentor who has been an inspiration to you at Thank you for your ongoing support of this life-changing work. We are grateful to you.


Spiritually-Inspired Art Camp, with Susan Harvey. For children age 8+, the Bookstore is offering two art camps this summer for the purpose of helping children embrace their own uniqueness as powerful souls as well as give them an opportunity to explore their own individual creative expression. We’re offering two 1-week sessions: June 25-29 and July 9-13. Both sessions will run Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuition is $50 per session plus $25 materials fee. ARE Bookstore Art Camp.

Browse through these links to learn about new merchandise and new activities going on at our Bookstore:

  • Tucson Gem Show Stock Debut, June 17  Our new Mind-Body-Spirit Psychic Fair, June 23
  • Wisdom Workshop on Auras with Cindy Griffith, June 24
  • Spirit Message Circle (monthly)  A.R.E. is co-sponsoring a Holistic and Spiritual Art Expo, Virginia Beach, July 14-15
  • Conscious Community Lecture – Gemstones with Renee Branch, July 17


Spiritual nuggets of wisdom are shared weekly on A.R.E.’s blog. Check every weekend for new content at Some recent posts include: 3 Tips to Thrive as an Empath, The Importance of Empathy and Placing Others Before Self, and Finding Answers.