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Call of the Soul: A Contemporary Cayce Immersion Experience
FEATURING: John Van Auken, Dr. Eric Mein, Cheryl Baer‐Bernath, CHt, M.K. Welsch, M.E. Hart, JD, Jessica Newell, MA, and JP Amonte, DC
Expert presenters with almost 200 years of combined experience researching the Edgar Cayce readings help bring this wisdom to life—including ways to cope with the extraordinary circumstances we face while adjusting to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our lives.
July 17, 2020 - July 19, 2020
Virginia Beach , VA

The Cayce readings presented for today’s seeker. 

Whether you are new to the Edgar Cayce philosophy or have studied the readings for years, this exploration of his material speaks to you today in a way that is readily understood and applied to your life.

Even as we adjust to changes in our lives during this pandemic, we can find ways to combat fear and isolation, and support our emotional and physical wellness, through the wisdom found in the readings.

“But keep a normal balance, not being an extremist in any direction—
whether in diet, exercise, spirituality or morality—but in all let there
be a coordinant influence. For, every phase of the physical, mental
and spiritual life is dependent upon the other. They are one…”
Edgar Cayce reading 2533-3

This weekend will give you the keys to unlock the power and meaning of the Edgar Cayce readings, in plain language even a beginner can understand, including ways to cope with the extraordinary circumstances we face while adjusting to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our lives.

The wisdom within the Edgar Cayce readings is as relevant today—often even more so—as it was when it was first delivered. This gathering of knowledgeable presenters have studied, applied, and taught the Edgar Cayce material for decades, and now bring this life-changing, soul-enhancing information to life for you. They cover key topics from the readings and bring you practical insights into how these concepts can be applied to boost your soul growth and accelerate your spiritual development.

  • Find hope, guidance, and support from Edgar Cayce's wisdom for living a balanced life while adjusting to the unprecedented impact of this global pandemic
  • See the wisdom in your dreams—the voice of your higher self—in guided morning dream sharing, over a complimentary light continental breakfast
  • Explore the karmic cycles that entangled the Cayce family—and learn valuable lessons from their challenges and achievements
  • Learn how our attitudes and emotions can affect our body, mind, and spirit
  • Be guided on a unique journey to “receive” your own reading with Edgar Cayce
  • Experience a guided group past-life regression to help you overcome current life challenges

You'll also take a fascinating look into the Edgar Cayce Foundation’s “vault” and discover how Edgar Cayce’s legacy is researched and preserved for future generations—his original readings, correspondence, photographs, publications, and memorabilia.

“As ye use that as is known, there is given the more and more
light to know from whence ye came and whither ye go.”
Edgar Cayce reading 364-4 

Don’t miss these conference options:
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00-9:15 a.m. You can enjoy guided morning dream sharing sessions over a light breakfast each morning—included with the program! Led by Cayce dreams expert Cheryl Baer-Bernath, CHt. Be sure to bring a journal or notebook and pen for recording your dreams.
Saturday, Noon-1:30 p.m. You’ll also have the option of joining a special interactive lunch,* Lessons from “A Search for God” and experience the transformative power of this important material, considered by many to be Edgar Cayce’s greatest legacy.

Please note: Schedule and optional activities subject to change due to ongoing impact of COVID-19.


*Order lunch at registration check-in; cost not included with program.

Program begins Friday, July 17, at 5:15 p.m. and concludes Sunday at noon.

Open to all, Life Members may use their passes for this program. 

Join us for this unforgettable opportunity to benefit from these outstanding teachers as they share the wisdom of the Cayce readings with warmth, humor, and insight.
Additional Info and Schedule
July 17 - 19, 2020
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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John Van Auken 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." 



Cheryl Baer-Bernath, CHt is a former long-time A.R.E. staff member, professional singer and musician, and certified Hypnotherapist. A popular lecturer on dreams and reincarnation, and an avid journal keeper, she has been featured on various radio shows and publications including Venture Inward magazine.


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.

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Dr. Eric Mein is the author of several books including Keys to Health: The Promise and Challenge of Holism. He was co-founder and president of Meridian Institute which researched Edgar Cayce’s medical readings for ten years resulting in a number of publications and also served as medical director for the A.R.E.’s Health and Rejuvenation Research Center for two years. Dr. Mein also experienced a personal encounter with cancer during which he focused on using the insights and techniques that he will be sharing, resulting in his complete recovery. He recently retired after being in clinical practice for over 29 years.


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.


Dr. Jean Paul (JP) Amonte is a licensed chiropractor, massage therapist, and hypnotherapist. He graduated from the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage in 2004, and currently serves as Clinician of the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa and Lead Instructor of the Massage School. Dr. Amonte graduated from Wake Forest University in 2002, with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Biochemistry, then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2011, and earned the Virgil Strang Philosophy Award for his holistic approach to patient care. He is a popular lecturer at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., and appeared in the 2017 Japanese documentary “The Readings.” He is an international speaker and published author on “Heal Thy Self,” and enjoys sharing his passion with everyone he meets. 

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has a master’s in archival studies from East Tennessee State University, which she pursued after a rewarding internship working with 19th century court documents at a county clerk’s office. Her position as the archivist for the Edgar Cayce Foundation combines her love of historical preservation and public history education. Her passion for the Cayce legacy is evident in her presentations.