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Istvan Fazekas

Istvan Fazekas is a dynamic author and speaker, melding Christian mysticism with Eastern traditions, somatic sciences, and energetic principles. He served on the focus group for the book Still Here by counterculture icon Ram Dass and has studied with yogis and Buddhist teachers for nearly 20 years. He has served on the faculty of National Holistic Institute, Western Institute of Science and Health, and Sonoma College. A well-known author, his book The Alkalizing Diet: Your Life Is in the Balance is filled with readily applicable tools exploring the body-mind-spirit connection and role of spiritual development in our physical well-being. Istvan's depth of knowledge is combined with his down-to-earth style to give you practical wisdom from ancient and modern sources that will help you understand the secrets of the body as a living temple.

J. Everett Irion

From the Archives: J. Everett Irion  J. Everett Irion was a quiet but powerful force in the background of the organization that grew up around the wisdom that came through Edgar Cayce. A certified public accountant by training, Everett came to the A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment to become business manager and treasurer of the organization. As it turned out, Everett did much more than just the accounting, he had a lively inquiring mind and a fascination with the information in Edgar Cayce’s psychic readings. He enjoyed sharing the information in the readings through individual counseling sessions, lectures, and books including Interpreting the Revelation with Edgar Cayce and Vibrations. To download the 40-Day Forgiveness Prayer inspired by his work, visit it

James Mullaney , FRAS

James Mullaney is an astronomy lecturer and author who has published nearly 1,000 articles and 10 books on observing the wonders of the heavens, and logged over 20,000 hours of stargazing time with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescopes. Formerly Curator of the Buhl Planetarium & Institute of Popular Science in Pittsburgh and Director of the DuPont Planetarium at USCA, he served as staff astronomer at the University of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Observatory and as an editor for Sky & Telescope magazine. One of the contributors to Carl Sagan’s original award-winning Cosmos PBS-Television series, his lifelong mission has been to get others to look up at the majesty of the night sky and personally experience the joys of stargazing. It’s estimated that more than a million people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds have heard his inspiring message. In recognition of his work he has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society of London. His best-selling books include Edgar Cayce and the Cosmos published by A.R.E. Press and his latest book, Celebrating the Universe! Spirituality & Science of Stargazing, published by Hay House. Learn more at ARECatalog.com or his Amazon Author’s Page.  He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences (EdgarCayce.org/Conferences)

James Van Auken

James Van Auken a graduate of St. Leo University, is a mindfulness practitioner and the Director of Atlantic University (A.U.). A faculty member for A.U. and the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, he has studied mindfulness with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and mindfulness-based stress reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences.

Jan L. Watkins, JD, MSW

Jan L. Watkins, JD, MSW, is a coach and psychotherapist whose practice integrates traditional and nontraditional modalities, including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other energy psychology techniques. Jan is an international EFT Universe expert practitioner, trainer, and mentor. She contributed to the Clinical EFT Handbook, Volume 1. Learn more about Jan at janwatkins.com.

Jason Parker, PhD, MHt

Jason Parker, PhD, MHt, has worked in the field of education for over 30 years. He taught psychology at Virginia Tech and is currently serving as a senior lecturer of psychology for Old Dominion University. He is a former research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of stress on cancer and cardiovascular disease. A psychologist and counselor who has worked as a master hypnotherapist for over 20 years, he has over 1,000 hours of experience in hypnotherapy and past-life regression therapy. A long-time member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Dr. Parker helped found the hypnotherapy services offered through the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa, where he was a staff therapist for over ten years.

A popular speaker and teacher at A.R.E., he is known for his lively, interactive presentations and depth of knowledge as well as his sense of humor. He has trained in hypnosis, releasement, and regression techniques with Dr. Helen Crawford, Dr. William Baldwin, Rev. Judith Baldwin, Dr. Allen Chips, and others, and studied hypnosis and the treatment of pain at Virginia Tech. Dr. Parker has shared his expertise in psychology and hypnosis as a commentator and analyst on numerous local and national radio and television programs.

He is a features presenter at A.R.E. Headquarters Conferences in Virginia Beach including the upcoming 2018 Foundations in Hypnosis Training and Certification Course scheduled for March 4-9, 2018. For details, please visit EdgarCayce.org/conferences.

Jean Paul (J.P.) Amonte, DC, CMT, ChT

Dr. J.P. Amonte is the Lead Clinician for the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa in Virginia Beach. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer West Chiropractic College in March, 2011. With a Cayce-based philosophy, he integrates healing techniques including manipulation, massage, therapeutic exercise, and nutritional counseling in his Cayce/Reilly-based Chiropractic and Manual Therapy sessions. “True holistic healing must address the body, mind, and spirit of the individual.” A lifelong student of the Edgar Cayce readings, Dr. Amonte has been an A.R.E. member since he was five years old. He began intensively studying the readings after graduating from Wake Forest University in 2002 with a major in psychology and a minor in biochemistry. He then graduated from Cayce/Reilly School of Massage in 2004 and currently serves as faculty there, teaching several classes. In April 2006, he was trained by Dr. Allen Chips at the A.R.E and received his certification in hypnotherapy. He is a regular presenter at the Survey Lecture in Virginia Beach headquarters. Hugh Lynn Cayce began the free daily "Survey" Lecture program to introduce A.R.E. visitors to the array of topics from the Edgar Cayce readings. That tradition continues today with a free daily film, tour, and lecture at our Virginia Beach campus. For current schedule, visit our Virginia Beach events page.

Jerry Lazarus, MA

Jerry Lazarus, MA, is a spiritual counselor, author, and speaker who presents for A.R.E. nationwide. He has a master's degree in religion and meditation, and lectures on meditation, dreams, and other topics. The dream columnist for Venture Inward magazine, he has published numerous articles and also teaches a course on dreams at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University. He is the author of Dreams: Listening to the Voice of God, and his website is jerrylazarus.com.

Jim B. Tucker, MD

Jim B. Tucker, MD, is Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson at the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies with children who report memories of previous lives. His first book on the research, Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives, has been translated into ten languages. His most recent book, Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives, tells the stories of recent American cases. His website is JimBTucker.com.