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87th Annual A.R.E. Members Congress
The Edgar Cayce Legacy: A Light Unto the World
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

CayceCome 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.


Now, 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!

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


  • Unique programs by favorite speakers and Cayce experts, 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 picnic, held in our beautiful new 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.

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

***Life Members may redeem their passes for this program.

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


Online Registration Coming Soon!
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). He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Edgar Cayce organizations. As both student and teacher of the Cayce material for 35 years, he has lectured on five continents in front of thousands of individuals. 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 Auras and Colors (co-author), and his most recent book Contemporary Cayce, an overview of the Cayce material written in easy-to-understand language, which he co-authored with Henry Reed, PhD.