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A.R.E. Holds a Conference/Expo in March that’s All About Animals!


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Telephone: (757) 428-3588                                                         March 6, 2017

Holistic Pet Health Expo and Companions in Spirit: Animal Communication & Healing Conference

Virginia Beach, Va. – Our companion animals are more than pets, they are members of the family. And like any healthy relationship with family—communication is key! To help pet owners better relate to their furry friends, Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment is hosting a special weekend conference Companions in Spirit: Animal Communication & Healing, from March 24-26 2017, at its headquarters. This unique event focuses on the spirit, life, health, and afterlife of our animal companions, with a speaker line-up of holistic veterinarians and animal communicators, as well as a Saturday-only Pet Expo with exhibits and vendors.

Presentations are geared toward helping pet parents learn to enhance their bond with and return the loving care pets extend via better communication, improving interactions with animal friends, solving behavioral issues, and even communicating with our beloved lost animals on the other side. Learn practical tools and techniques for helping the animals in your world enjoy a longer, healthier, happier life. Topics covered also include acupressure and massage, natural nutrition and remedies, and more. Interested animal guardians can venture to discover their spirit power animal and be guided by this aspect of the animal kingdom. You’ll also understand what Edgar Cayce said about the souls of animals, animal spirit reincarnation, and the role of animals on our spiritual path – and more.

Speakers include Souls of Animals author Rev. Gary Kowalski, animal communicators Debbie McGillivray and Joan Ranquet, holistic veterinarian Dr. Doug Knueven, Cayce presenter Jennie Taylor Martin, and Shamanism teacher Nancy Pohle Chrisbaum.

For safety reasons, owners are asked not to bring pets to this human-learning conference and expo. For the animal communication workshops, please bring a picture of your pet or animal you wish to better connect with.

Individuals who register in advance for the Companions in Spirit: Animal Communication & Healing conference will save $20-off the at-door admission fee. The advance registration price for A.R.E. members is $258, a savings of $40 from the regular price of $298. For more information about the holistic pet health conference and expo or to register, please contact the A.R.E. conference registrar at 800-333-4499, or 757-428-3588, ext. 7401, or visit us online at

Join us online for Dr. Doug Knueven’s Friday evening presentation Healthy Pets, Naturally, on March 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Visit to register for the two-hour program live-streamed from Virginia Beach and available on-demand thereafter.

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