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89th Annual A.R.E. Members Congress - Renewing the Cayce Legacy for Our Changing Times
Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Edgar Cayce and the living legacy of his Association!
This annual event celebrates the legacy of Edgar Cayce with workshops, lectures, special guest speakers, and social gatherings.
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June 21, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Virginia Beach , VA

OPEN TO ALL A.R.E. FRIENDS AND MEMBERS, THIS ANNUAL EVENT CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF EDGAR CAYCE WITH WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS, AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS. COME HOME TO YOUR SPIRITUAL FAMILY AT A.R.E. AND EXPERIENCE THE EXPANDED A.R.E. CAMPUS AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF LIKE-MINDED SEEKERS! 

 

Visit our historic campus, meet staff and board members, and learn how the A.R.E. operates. Gain a personal connection to this association that Edgar Cayce envisioned and make memorable connections with members from across the globe.

Highlights of this week of relaxed fun, friendship, and fellowship include:

  • Unique programs by favorite speakers and Cayce experts like Sidney & Nancy Kirkpatrick, Tom Baker, MSW, Kevin J. Todeschi, MA, Mark Thurston, PhD, Adrian E. Castillo, LMT, and more, plus workshops, special tours, and sharing groups
  • Topics designed to inspire you to integrate key Cayce concepts into your life, work, and community
  • Activities updates and exciting news from A.R.E. staff and board members
  • A bountifully fresh opening day indoor picnic, held in our beautiful Cayce-Miller café
  • Traditions like the “Fun”-raising auction, talent and skit night, and social
  • Memories and friendships that you will look forward to year after year!

Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Edgar Cayce and the living legacy of his Association!

Bring your study group or local team, and bring the whole family— as you follow Cayce’s roadmap to spiritual enlightenment!  

Registration Begins Sunday at 2:45 p.m.
Picnic Begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday
Program Begins at 6:45 p.m.
Sunday Congress Concludes at Noon on Friday 

 

Fundraising is an integral part of keeping A.R.E. Congress open and affordable to all. If you would like to make a donation to Congress or have items to donate toward the auction, please contact Kristie.Holmes@edgarcayce.org  

Arriving early? Join us for Empower Your Healing with Dr. Eric Mein, Saturday June 20.

 

 

Come home to your spiritual family at A.R.E. and experience the fellowship of like-minded seekers!
Additional Info and Schedule
Date:
June 21 - 26, 2020
Venue:
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Sidney D. Kirkpatrick is an award-winning filmmaker and international best-selling author. His critically acclaimed non-fiction books include A Cast of Killers, Turning the Tide, and Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet. Biographical profiles of Kirkpatrick have appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker. He is a graduate of Hampshire College and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Sidney lives with his wife, Nancy, and frequently travels for work, engaging audiences in lively discussions about the Cayce material and more.

Long-time friends and champions of the Edgar Cayce work, Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick recently joined Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. as the new editors of our member magazine Venture Inward, as well as our Cayce Quarterly member benefits newsletter.

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Nancy Kirkpatrick is a writer who has ghost written, edited, and helped publish several books on a variety of topics. In partnership with her husband, Sidney, the Kirkpatricks worked for several years on Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet, described by The New Yorker as "a codex for the New Age" and considered the definitive biography of Edgar Cayce. Most recently, they partnered again on the title, True Tales from the Edgar Cayce Archives.

Long-time friends and champions of the Edgar Cayce work, Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick recently joined Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. as the new editors of our member magazine Venture Inward, as well as our Cayce Quarterly member benefits newsletter.

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is Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research & Enlightenment, A.R.E. (www.EdgarCayce.org) and Atlantic University, AU (www.AtlanticUniv.edu),responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Edgar Cayce organizations. As both student and teacher of the Cayce material for more than forty years, he has lectured on countless subjects in front of thousands of individuals upon five different continents.

A prolific writer, he is the author of more than 25 books, including the best-selling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, Edgar Cayce on Soul MatesContemporary Cayce, Edgar Cayce on Auras and Colors (co-author), Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation and Family Karma, Edgar Cayce's Twelve Lessons in Personal Spirituality and The Best Dream Book Ever. He also authored A.R.E.'s "Dream App" for both iPhone and Android. 

Known for his knowledge of the Edgar Cayce information, his sense of humor, and his ability to explain complex topics in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin remains one of A.R.E.'s most popular speakers. To find out Kevin's upcoming A.R.E. sponsored events please visit EdgarCayce.org/kevintodeschi. 

 

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has an exciting and varied background. He grew up with the Edgar Cayce readings, is a student of the Course in Miracles, and served as a Roman Catholic priest and seminary professor until 1990.  His most outstanding work is with love, forgiveness, and living gracefully—or “full of grace.” Known for presentations filled with humor, warmth, depth, and insight, he combines a lifetime of study of the Edgar Cayce readings with A Course in Miracles. He grounds his spiritual quest by continuing to study contemplatively Christian theology and spirituality.

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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 (Transformationandcourage.org), 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 MarkThurston.com.

 

 

 

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Adrian E. Castillo, LMT is an environmental scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He is also a licensed massage therapist, musician, and a student of the Edgar Cayce readings. He volunteers his time with the A.R.E. Southeast Gold Coast Team and has lectured on programs with John Van Auken, Kevin J. Todeschi, MA, and others.