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Annual New Year's Conference - Practical Spirituality: Edgar Cayce’s Step-By-Step Guide to Soul Growth
Featuring Judith Stevens, Lora Little, EdD, Karen Boldt, M.E. Hart, JD, M.K. Welsch, Adrian E. Castillo, LMT, and more!
Renew Body, Mind, and Spirit at this Unique Celebrations of the Edgar Cayce Legacy and the New Year! Includes a Festive New Year's Eve Party and Special Midnight Meditation.
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December 29, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Virginia Beach , VA


This year, resolve to live the life your soul intended with insights and tools for personal and spiritual renewal using the transformative concepts found in the Edgar Cayce readings, the A Search for God materials, and other inspirational teachings.

Explore core topics and techniques that Cayce assured us could help accelerate our soul’s growth in practical and insightful ways. You’ll also explore the A Search for God study group material—considered by many to be Edgar Cayce’s greatest legacy—with long-time students/teachers Lora Little, MEd, Karen Boldt, and Judith Stevens. Sacred Journey author M.K. Welsch, psychic and life coach M.E. Hart, JD, and Cayce teacher Adrian E. Castillo, LMT, bring unique, powerful tools for shaping your current and future life in transformative, readily-applied ways.

During this insightful program you will:


  • Explore your souls’ sacred journey toward Oneness
  • Learn what Cayce said about the importance of meditation and introspection to our spiritual and psychic development
  • Understand how affirmations can help keep us on the path and manifest a positive future for ourselves—and for the world
  • Discover the unique and powerful connection between the Lord’s Prayer, meditation, and the chakra system
  • Gain ways to know and live your ideals—the forces that motivate us, define us, and guide our lives
  • Join in two popular morning traditions—the global World Peace Meditation and the heart-centered serenity of the “Dances of Universal Peace”


As you experience the depth of knowledge and decades of application our expert presenters bring to you for this memorable program, you will find new concepts and ideas for applying the life-changing lessons of the Edgar Cayce readings to your daily life—body, mind, and spirit. As the year draws to a close, many of us review the past year and decide to make changes and improvements to help fulfill the limitless promise of the New Year. But as the days go by, we often find ourselves returning to the same past patterns. But not this year!


Can't Make it to Headquarters? Most presentations available online as live stream/on demand video for FREE!


Past attendees say of our annual New Year’s conference:

“A great way to end the old year and start the new.”

“Love that I am given tools every year with which I can heal and grow.”

“I plan to make this event my new New Year’s tradition!”


BeachLady2:00 p.m. A Search for God Study Group Gathering
There will be a special A Search for God study group gathering for current—and past and future—study group members on the north wing of the porch.

4:30 p.m. Friends of A.R.E. Camp Meeting and Potluck
Learn about A.R.E. Camp, meet organizers and participants, and celebrate this amazing legacy in the Copeland Dining room. All are welcome! For more details contact Malenka Kaydan at or call 757-457-7162.

7:00 p.m. Luminary Prayer Circle
Led by the Virginia Beach Glad Helpers Healing Prayer Group to honor the original Study Group members and others who have influenced the Study Group Program over the decades. For more information or to have your loved one’s name added to the luminary list, visit

Don't miss this favorite A.R.E. tradition—ring in the new year with like-minded friends old and new!

Program Starts: 2:15 p.m. Sunday - Registration starts at 1:15 p.m.
Program Ends: Tuesday, December 31, midnight.
Financial Assistance: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for most programs. Contact A.R.E. Customer Service for details.

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



A Search for God Study Groups: Life-changing lessons
The lessons in the A Search for God material, considered by many to be Edgar Cayce’s greatest legacy, were given in response to a small group of people interested in Cayce’s psychic gift. They asked him for a reading on how they too might help bring light and truth to a waiting world. So began a series of readings on spiritual laws and their application—twelve simple, yet challenging steps to spiritual advancement—now studied by tens of thousands of people all over the world. Whether you study these profound teachings individually or with a partner or group, you will find them to be an ever-helpful source for continued growth and inner peace.

You don’t need to be in a study group to benefit from these soul-expanding lessons.

Special scholarship funds are available for A Search for God study group members. For details contact



A.R.E. New Year’s Young Adult Retreat
Back by Popular Demand!
Friday, December 27-Thursday, January 2.

Come experience the magic of living oceanside as we ring in 2020 with joyful intention! This residential program will be facilitated by talented staff with specialized experience in presenting the Cayce material to young people. Participants will share meals and grow together through spiritual and personal exploration, all while living a Cayce-centric lifestyle.
Special activities include the Annual Friends of A.R.E. Camp Meeting and Potluck and the New Year’s Eve dance party!

Ages 18-30+ $250 non-members; $200 members

For more information or to register, contact Malenka Luckett at, or at 757-457-7162.

Additional Info and Schedule
December 29 - 31, 2019
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Judith Stevens has been a student of the Cayce material for over 45 years. Currently A.R.E.’s National Outreach Manager, she also founded A.R.E.’s Prison Outreach Program and was formerly manager of the Study Group Department. As a staff member for over 20 years, she is a regular long-time contributor to Venture Inward and the A.R.E. Journal. Judith has lectured extensively for A.R.E. on many topics from the Cayce readings, with a special emphasis on principles found in the A Search for God readings. She is also a poet, musician, and yoga instructor.


Lora Hunter Little, EdD, is a long-time A.R.E. Study Group member and student of the Cayce readings who has traveled extensively to ancient sites throughout North and Central America, and is also a part of the A.R.E. Atlantis Research team working in Guatemala and the Bahamas with Greg Little. She is coauthor of six books including Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis. Lora and Greg are also former co-writers/editors of the A.R.E. Ancient Mysteries Newsletter. 

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Karen Boldt has been on the A.R.E. staff since 2003, serving in a variety of departments including the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa, the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, and Youth and Family Services. She currently oversees A Search for God/Spiritual Growth Groups and Prayer and Meditation Services. A student of the Cayce Readings, focusing on the 262 and 281 series, Karen has held a daily prayer and meditation devotion for over 17 years. She is also a member of the Glad Helpers Prayer Healing Group, a workshop facilitator, and A.R.E. speaker.


M.E. Hart, JD., a student of the Cayce readings for over 20 years, received his undergraduate degree in Russian Language and his Law degree from the University of Kentucky. Hart trained in Senior Executive Leadership at Georgetown University and in Life Coaching at the A.R.E., and is certified in Social and Emotional Intelligence Coaching. He is the author of Thriver’s Quest: Healing Life’s Traumas to Bring Out Your Best.


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. 


M.K. Welsch is a 40-year student of the Edgar Cayce information and accomplished writer who has spent the majority of her professional career in the not-for-profit world, helping dedicated people engender positive change in the world. Her extensive background ranges from working for a national environmental organization to the field of public television. A lifelong spiritual seeker, she has served on the Board of Trustees for the Association for Research and Enlightenment and written for its magazine, Venture InwardSacred Journey: Edgar Cayce, the Bible and the Path to Enlightenment is her first book.


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. To find out Kevin's upcoming A.R.E. sponsored events please visit 



Ellen Cayce, who served on A.R.E.’s staff for 19 years, will lead our special World Peace Meditation and Dances of Universal Peace, a favorite A.R.E. New Year’s tradition.


Vickie Shufer, MS, is a naturalist, forager, and herbalist. She is the author of the Everything Guide to Foraging and the editor and publisher of The Wild Foods Forum newsletter.