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Annual New Year's Conference - Practical Spirituality: Edgar Cayce’s Step-By-Step Guide to Soul Growth
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December 28, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Virginia Beach , VA

This year, resolve to live the life your soul intended as we give you 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 compatible 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,  Karen Boldt, and Judith Stevens. M.K. Welsch, M.E. Hart, and others bring unique, powerful tools for shaping your current and future life in transformative yet practical ways. You will find valuable new methods to apply the life-changing lessons of Cayce’s work—and other great teachings—to your daily life. You will also:

  • Be both inspired and enlightened as the history, message, and purpose of Cayce’s spiritual legacy is brought to life
  • 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
  • Discover the connection between the Lord’s Prayer and the chakra system
  • Gain ways to know and live your ideals—the forces that motivate us and guide our lives

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!

PLUS: Enjoy special optional membership and study group activities, and don’t miss our festive New Year’s Eve party with fun, fellowship, music, dancing, light refreshments, party favors, and a peaceful midnight meditation.

Program Starts: 02:00 p.m. Saturday - 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. Final schedule and additional program details available online 10 weeks before program date; subject to change; check website for updates.




Friends of A.R.E. Camp Meeting and Potluck
Make plans to join us and learn about A.R.E. Camp, meet organizers and participants, and celebrate this amazing legacy! Tuesday, December 31, 4:30 p.m. in the Copeland Dining room. All are welcome! For more information contact Malenka Kaydan at, or call 757-457-7162.

A Search for God Study Group Gathering and Q&A
Tuesday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. Fellowship and renewal for current and past A Search for God group members. North wing of porch.

A Luminary Prayer Circle
Tuesday, December 31, 7:00 p.m., led by the Virginia Beach Glad Helpers Healing Prayer Group, will be held in the Meditation Room 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, contact Karen Boldt at 757-457-7166 or 

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

Additional Info and Schedule
December 28 - 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, and is also a poet, musician, and yoga instructor.

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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.


Lora Hunter Little, EdD, is a long-time 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. 


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.


M.E. Hart, JD., a student of the Cayce readings for over 20 years, received his undergraduate degree in Law 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.