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Your 2020 Spiritual Journey Awaits
We have amazing tours planned for you in 2020! Stay tuned for more details!
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ANCIENT EGYPT WITH JOHN VAN AUKEN! Save the date for sometime in March 2020!
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This will be the same itinerary that has been the favorite for A.R.E. Tour groups for over 40 years. With a private meditation in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid, visits to the Valley of the Kings, a relaxing Nile Cruise and more.  This tour is put together by Mohammed Fayed, eldest son of Egyptologist Ahmed Fayed.   

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ISRAEL WITH MARK THURSTON! Save the date for sometime in May 2020
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Join Mark Thurston in one of the most sacred places on the planet!

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PERU WITH PETER WOODBURY! Save the date for sometime in September 2020!
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Join bilingual Cayce expert Peter Woodbury on this spiritual journey through Peru. Visit Machu PIcchu and more sacred sites!

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CHINA & TIBET WITH JOHN VAN AUKEN! Save the date for sometime in October 2020.
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Back by Popular Demand! Exploring the magnificent lands of China & Tibet!
Join us as we travel to China & Tibet - with Cayce expert and favorite tour leader John Van Auken. This wonderful tour to the magnificent lands of China and sacred Tibet will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore both the spiritual past and contemporary culture of this region.

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About A.R.E. Tours
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For more than forty years, the A.R.E. has been offering annual travel programs to explore concepts in the Edgar Cayce material while visiting a variety of travel destinations that focus on insights from the Cayce readings, dreams, meditation, as well as all of the activities popular with "regular" tourists.

The tour content is meant to provide an educational and enrichment element that is not found on most tours. All of the tours are led by outstanding speakers and teachers in the metaphysical and holistic fields, specifically from the Edgar Cayce perspective. Top local guides, who are also part of each program, highlight the historical and cultural aspects that would be included in any first class tour. Special care is taken to include the heart and soul of the areas visited. Emphasis is placed on sacred sites and areas of historic spiritual significance.



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received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his master’s degree in social work from Boston University. He trained in hypnotherapy and past-life regression techniques with Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Allen Chips, and Dan Brown, PhD. Peter is in private practice as a psycho-therapist and hypnotherapist in Virginia Beach, with a focus on the use of spirituality and faith as tools for personal transformation and liberation.

A student of the Cayce readings for over 20 years, he is a popular presenter on key topics from the Cayce readings both at A.R.E. Headquarters and in the field. Fluent in three languages, he is also known for his outstanding leadership of A.R.E. Tours to South America, India, and Egypt. He also finds time to play Edgar Cayce in the popular one-man show titled “An Evening with Edgar Cayce.”


is an internationally renowned speaker, a long-time A.R.E. staff member, a current director at A.R.E, and a popular leader of A.R.E.’s tours to sacred sites around the world. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, Angels, Fairies, Demons, & the Elementals, and is co-author of his most recent, Edgar Cayce on the Mysterious Essenes: Lessons from Our Sacred Past. His extensive knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient Egypt mysticism, world religions, and Christ Consciousness make him a popular and authoritative teacher.

To view John's upcoming schedule of events, visit our events search page for "John Van Auken." 



Mark Thurston, Ph.D. is an educator, psychologist, and author of more than a dozen books about personal spirituality.  He is currently an associate professor at George Mason University in the School of Integrative Studies, and he serves as the faculty coordinator for a campus-wide undergraduate minor in well-being – including academic courses about mindfulness, resilience, and positive psychology.  Mark worked at A.R.E. and Atlantic University from 1973 to 2008, including periods in jobs such as A.R.E. Camp counselor (two full summers), youth activities coordinator, director of educational development, co-executive director, and for his final eight years in Virginia Beach as Atlantic University’s director of academic affairs.  Mark and his wife of 39 years Mary Elizabeth Lynch are co-founders of the non-profit educational organization the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute (, for which Mary Elizabeth serves as president.  They are parents of two adult children, and they also love their relatively new roles as grandparents.  More about his work can be found at