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87th Annual A.R.E. Members Congress
The Edgar Cayce Legacy: A Light Unto the World
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please register at the door. 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.
June 17, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Virginia Beach , VA

Seats are still available! Please register at the door for this conference.
Tuition is $115 A.R.E. Member, $205 General Public.

CayceCome Home to Your Spiritual Family as We Gather in Celebration of the Edgar Cayce Legacy!

Once-in-a Lifetime Gathering of Special Guests, Readings Recipients, and Pioneers of the Cayce Work!



In 1931 Edgar Cayce gave the first reading on an annual Members Congress. "Each year," it stated, "one a meeting of all members, representatives...wherever they may be located, at Virginia Beach...would renew the faith, confidence, purposes, aims of the work itself..." (254-57)

And 87 years later, the original purposes of Congress remain! Come experience this unique week of fellowship, communication, education, inspiration, celebration, and interaction between worldwide A.R.E. members, staff, volunteers and Board of Trustees. Visit our updated Visitor’s Center and renovated historic campus, meet staff, 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.

Bring your study group or local team, and bring the whole family—Come learn to live the Cayce readings concepts day by day!

"Congress is my favorite A.R.E. event-it's a retreat, a reunion, and a respite. I look forward to it every year!" -CJ.B. Chicago, IL

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



  • Special guests including John Van Auken, Dr. Gladys McGarey, Leslie Cayce, ESP researcher Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell, Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick, Emmy Award-winner Chris Naughton, and more
  • 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 delightful opening day "indoor picnic," held in our beautiful Cayce/Miller Café
  • Exclusive members-only and donor appreciation gatherings
  • Traditions like the “Fun”-raising auction, talent and skit night, and "Come As You Were" Past-Life themed Social-be sure to bring a costume to join in on the fun!

CongressCome Home to Your Spiritual Family as We Gather in Celebration of the Edgar Cayce Legacy!

JOIN US FOR THE EAST COAST PREMIERE of the Japanese documentary, The Readings, Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 7 p.m., and for our Mind, Body, Spirit Fair on Saturday, June 23! Can't make it? Several presentations will be available at Edgar


Fundraising is an integral part of keeping A.R.E. Congress open and affordable to all. If you would like to make a donation or have items to donate toward the auction, please contact Items such as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, Egyptiana, and Cayce-related memorabilia are most popular with auction goers. See Auction FAQ pdf below.


***Open to all. Life Members may redeem their passes for this program.

Combine registration with June 16 - Awakening Your Energy Bodies and Save $10!


Preview of Japanese film documentary The Readings:

Consider yourself invited to join the celebration, inspiration and energy!
Additional Info and Schedule
June 17 - 22, 2018
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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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." 



is Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research & Enlightenment, A.R.E. ( and Atlantic University, AU (,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. In addition to his speaking engagements for A.R.E., he will be speaking September 7-9, 2018, at Omega on the topic of “Edgar Cayce and the Akashic Records.”  



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.


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.


Gladys Taylor McGarey, M.D., M.D. (H), has been a family physician for more than sixty years. She is board certified in Holistic and Integrated Medicine. She is internationally known for her pioneering work in holistic medicine, natural birthing and the physician-patient partnership. She was the co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Foundation and is known as the Mother of Holistic Medicine. Her work through her foundation, The Foundation For Living Medicine, has helped expand the knowledge and application of holistic principles through scientific research and education.


Christopher Naughton, a longtime student of the Cayce readings who also attended Regent University, is a former New Jersey prosecutor and trial attorney and five-time Emmy Award-winning producer and host of PBS’ The American Law Journal. He will share never-before discussed insights and stories in this, his first-ever public appearance at Congress.


Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell is a practicing psychiatrist; John Hopkins trained neuroscientist, a former faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and a contributor to the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She is also the author of three books, including The ESP Enigma. For more information on Dr. Powell and her groundbreaking research visit


Leslie Cayce, LCSW, has been involved with ARE for over 40 years, as Youth Activities Manager, Conferences Manager, A.R.E. Camp counselor and Program Director, as a speaker, co-author with her husband of Love Relationship: A Moving Sea and as the wife of former A.R.E. President, the late Charles Thomas Cayce. She now serves on the A.R.E. Board of Trustees and as President of the Edgar Cayce Foundation.