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Unearthing the Hidden and Forbidden Histories of the Ancient Past
Annual Ancient Mysteries Conference
Robert Schoch PhD, Andrew Collins, David Hatcher Childress, John Van Auken, Kala Ambrose, Carol Sue Janes, and other renowned researchers and explorers bring their latest discoveries along with insights into ancient mysteries, age-old prophecies, mystical teachings, and esoteric knowledge from around the globe to the stars.
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October 10, 2019 - October 13, 2019
Virginia Beach , VA

COME UNCOVER THE MYSTERIES and wisdom of our earliest civilizations, SEE the latest discoveries from the field, EXPLORE suppressed histories of humanity’s origins, and EXAMINE the influence of the ancient past on our current culture and destiny.

Explore mysterious Atlantis, mystical Egypt, ancient native America, prehistoric China and Europe, and even the hidden prophecies that reveal clues to current events.

Why? BECAUSE YOUR SOUL WAS THERE! Latent within you are all the memories and skills your soul possesses from those ancient times—lost knowledge waiting to be found. This conference stimulates your deeper mind to recall all you have known and to awaken it to this incarnation.

Join pioneering sacred sites explorers Robert M. Schoch and Andrew Collins, ancient China researcher Carol Sue Janes, real-life “Indiana Jones“ David Hatcher Childress, Cayce expert John Van Auken, mystery school teacher Kala Ambrose, and more as you take a trip across space and time to discover the real truth behind ancient legends, cross-cultural myths, esoteric secrets, and archaeological obscurities.

Meet the presenters at our Speaker Reception and Book Signing!

Program Starts: 06:30 p.m. Thursday - Registration starts at 5:00 p.m.
Program Ends: 12:30 p.m. Sunday
Financial Assistance: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for most programs. Contact A.R.E. Customer Service for details. 

Check Back Soon--Additional Presenters to Be Announced!

Register NOW! Seating is limited and is expected to sell out!

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Don’t Miss This Rare Opportunity to Meet Some of Today’s Most Respected Researchers and Explorers!
Additional Info and Schedule
October 10 - 13, 2019
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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a full-time faculty member at the College of General Studies at Boston University since 1984, earned his Ph.D. (1983) in Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. He also holds an M.S. and M.Phil. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale, as well as degrees in Anthropology (B.A.) and Geology (B.S.) from George Washington University. Dr. Schoch has been quoted extensively in the media for his work on ancient cultures and monuments around the globe, including Egypt and many more.

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David Hatcher Childress, known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books, is a captivating individual. He has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankind's past. His popular Lost Cities books (7 in the series) present fascinating information on the advanced technology and anomalous architecture of our predecessors around the globe.

David has a wide scope of interests, and is a recognized expert not only on ancient civilizations and technology, but also on free energy, anti-gravity and UFOs. After more than 30 years of investigating these arcane subjects, David finds his unique views and ideas are gaining popularity. He is a featured guest on The History Channel's popular series Ancient Aliens, and has also appeared in other History Channel documentaries. Other television work includes a Disney special, Fox and NBC TV specials, and several segments on the Discovery Channel, TNN and A&E. His publishing company, Adventures Unlimited Press, was the subject of a segment on the show Wild Chicago, airing on PBS.

He continues to explore, write and excite people about discovery through his magazine, World Explorer, his publishing company and his video production company, Adventures Unlimited Media.


Andrew Collins is a science and history writer and the author of various books that challenge the way we perceive the past including his forthcoming new book, Denisovan Origins: Hybrid Humans, Göbekli Tepe, and the Genesis of the Giants of Ancient America as well as his recent Atlantis in the Caribbean And the Comet That Changed the World . He has been investigating the idea of advanced civilizations in prehistory for almost 40 years. He is the co-discoverer of the massive cave complex beneath the Giza plateau which he documented in his book Beneath the Pyramids.


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." 



Kala Ambrose is your travel guide to the other side. Award winning author, wisdom teacher, podcaster and lifestyle expert, she helps entrepreneurs, seekers and visionaries live their best life. She is the author of six books including The Awakened Dreamer, The Awakened Psychic, and The Awakened Aura. Kala has taught thousands around the world how to connect with their soul path and destiny. Learn more about Kala at

“Kala is a wonderful, knowledgeable, deeply spiritual lady.”
“She has taught me how to tap into the power of my higher self and to live each day, regardless of what happens, with a greater sense of peace, fulfillment and gratitude.”



Carol Sue Janes is a decades-long student of the Cayce readings from Seattle, A.R.E. Venture Inward contributor, and a frequent traveler to China.  Her adopted daughter was born in China.  As the author of Edgar Cayce on the Mysteries of China and Asia, she has given popular presentations on this topic from Shanghai to Seattle.  She is excited to explore the mysterious ancient past of Asia, review recent discoveries from the field, examine the influence of the ancient past on our current culture, and offer new insights regarding predictions for Asia’s future.  With degrees in history and in law, she is a practicing attorney, regularly selected for the Washington State Super Lawyers list, and was also named best female vocalist at an international music festival.