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Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Works for Oneness: Annual Week-long Members Congress Starts June 18


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Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Works for Oneness

Annual Week-long Members Congress Starts June 18

Virginia Beach, Va. – In challenging times that leave many fearful, there is still a place where every soul is welcomed and thoughts of peace and oneness are embraced. And the third week of June each year, these concepts are celebrated as a gathering of A.R.E. members come together to celebrate the work of a remarkable yet humble man, Edgar Cayce. From June 18-23, many will migrate to the organization founded by Cayce, the Association for Research and Enlightenment, for an annual “Congress.”

The theme of this year’s A.R.E. Member Congress is “Living the Edgar Cayce Readings Day by Day.” Indeed, it was Cayce’s readings that drew thousands to him in his lifetime. May this sampling illustrate why Cayce’s readings continue to spark curiosity today:

Know that all comes to him who puts his trust in the all-powerful influence of love and harmony, the real poem of life, and then works like thunder for same. — Edgar Cayce reading 288-37.

Thoughts are deeds. Do not be other than optimistic. — Edgar Cayce reading 793-2.

One only limits self by doubt or fear. — Edgar Cayce reading 2574-1.

For, no soul or entity enters without opportunities. And the choice is ever latent within self and the power, the ability to do things, be things, to accept things. — Edgar Cayce reading 3226-1.

During the first three days of this year’s Congress, attendees will meet and hear from the few remaining people who personally received readings from Edgar Cayce. Each will share how Cayce affected their lives and what we can learn from their experiences. Researchers Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick, authors of Edgar Cayce American Prophet and editors of Venture Inward magazine will interview these “living legends,” starting Sunday, June 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., as the Kirkpatrick’s present, Edgar Cayce:  Touching Lives Then and Now, which will be live-streamed online then available on-demand.

In addition to the Kirkpatrick’s, keynote speakers include favorites such as John Van Auken, Peter Woodbury, and executive director Kevin Todeschi. “Congress is a week-long exploration of our work but also a celebration,” Todeschi has said. “Sure, there are lectures and workshops, but they come wrapped in inspiration, fellowship, fun socials, talent night, a benefit auction, and more. All that, and the beach. ”

Edgar Cayce founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in 1931, to explore spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation, and ancient mysteries—all subjects that frequently came up in the more than 14,000 documented psychic readings given by Cayce, who died in 1945. The mission of A.R.E. is simply to help people around the world change their lives for the better through the ideas and information found in the Cayce readings. The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, a Health Center & Spa, the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop. The campus is also home to Atlantic University which offers two masters degrees (Transpersonal Psychology and Leadership Studies) through an online platform, as well as continuing education and certificate programs. Through A.R.E.’s many programs, services, publications, and membership outreach, individuals from all walks of life and religious backgrounds are provided with tools for personal transformation and healing at all levels—body, mind, and spirit. For more information, please visit