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Contemporary Cayce
Exploring And Living Edgar Cayce’s Core Concepts for Your Best Life Yet!
The wisdom within the Edgar Cayce readings is as relevant today—often even more so--- as it was when it was first delivered. Join FIVE experts who have studied and taught the Edgar Cayce material for decades, and now bring this soul-enhancing information to life for you. John Van Auken, Peter Woodbury MSW, Mark Thurston PhD, Cheryl Baer-Bernath, and JP Amonte. ***Open to all, Life members may redeem their passes.
July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Virginia Beach , VA

CONTEMPORARY CAYCE: Exploring And Living Edgar Cayce’s Core Concepts
for Your Best Life Yet!

The wisdom within the Edgar Cayce readings is as relevant today—often even more so—as it was when it was first delivered. Join FIVE experts who 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 some of the 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.

  • Discover the power of the ideal to shape your current life and co-create your future
  • Learn to use the wisdom in your dreams—the voice of your higher self
  • Understand the power of reincarnation, karma, and grace to bring lasting positive change in your life and your relationships
  • Get practical tips for living a Cayce-based healthy lifestyle
  • Know your soul’s purpose and mission for this lifetime

AND you will enjoy a special “visit” from Edgar Cayce himself, as portrayed in the first person by Peter Woodbury, MSW, as he presents “Edgar Cayce on Edgar Cayce.” Gain new insights into the man and his work, and even ask him that question you’ve always wanted to ask.

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. Join us for this unforgettable opportunity to benefit from the depth of knowledge and extensive experience of these outstanding teachers as they share the wisdom of the Cayce readings with warmth, humor, and insight.

Program begins: Friday July 20, at 5:30 p.m. and concludes Sunday at noon.

  • $197 A.R.E. Members/$237 General;
  • Youth/Students Age 25 and Under: $97.
  • At-Door: Add $20.
  • Life members may redeem their passes for this program.

You will also receive a FREE book, Contemporary Cayce: A Complete Exploration Using Today’s Science and Philosophy by Kevin J. Todeschi and Henry Reed at registration check-in, to continue your exploration at home!

Final schedule and additional program details available online 10 weeks before program date; subject to change; check website for updates.

Gain the kind of growth you seek - help for today, courtesy of Edgar Cayce.
Additional Info and Schedule
July 20 - 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." 



received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his master’s degree in social work from Boston University. He trained in hypnotherapy and past-life regression techniques with Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Allen Chips, and Dan Brown, PhD. Peter is in private practice as a psycho-therapist and hypnotherapist in Virginia Beach, with a focus on the use of spirituality and faith as tools for personal transformation and liberation.

A student of the Cayce readings for over 20 years, he is a popular presenter on key topics from the Cayce readings both at A.R.E. Headquarters and in the field. Fluent in three languages, he is also known for his outstanding leadership of A.R.E. Tours to South America, India, and Egypt. He also finds time to play Edgar Cayce in the popular one-man show titled “An Evening with Edgar Cayce.”

To view Peter's upcoming schedule of events, download his event schedule (PDF), or use our search events page for "Peter Woodbury."


is an author, psychologist, and educator who worked at A.R.E. and Atlantic University from 1973 through 2008. He is now a faculty member at George Mason University's Center for the Advancement of Well-Being where he teaches courses about consciousness, mindfulness, and spirituality. He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Lynch, founded the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute (, where they do transformational work with small groups. More about his work can be found at


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.


graduated from the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage in 2004, and has been an instructor since 2005. He has a BS from in Psychology and Biochemistry and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, Calif., graduating Magna Cum Laude. In addition, JP is a popular lecturer on the "Mind-Body Connection" at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., and is currently practicing at the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa