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Soul Awakening 2021: New Year’s Eve Cayce Binge Bundle
Featuring long-time Cayce students/teachers Mark Thurston PhD, Cheryl Baer-Bernath, CHt, and more!
Improve your mind, body and soul at our exciting annual tradition of our New Year's conference! Don’t miss our festive New Year’s Eve party with fun, fellowship, music, dancing, light refreshments, party favors, and a peaceful midnight meditation.
Thursday, December 31, 2020

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON. To register today, please call 800-333-4499 (M-F, 9-5 ET)

Debuts December 31, 9:00 a.m. ET

New Immersive Format! Spend your New Year’s Eve with your A.R.E. family—at home! Our online “view-a-thon” features over 10 hours of lectures, workshops, updates, music and fun—including a concert and a special “midnight meditation” to ring in the new year!

Watch with us on New Year’s Eve—or anytime afterward—at a special low tuition of just $98!

The New Year’s Conference has become an annual tradition for many A.R.E. members. This year’s program will feature over 10 hours of immersive material – all viewable at your leisure – using the transformative concepts found in the Edgar Cayce readings, the A Search for God materials, and other like-minded teachings. You will have the opportunity to explore core topics and techniques that Cayce assured us could help accelerate our soul’s growth in practical and insightful ways.

The program will feature Mark Thurston, PhD, Cheryl Baer-Bernath, CHt, Judith Stevens, Karen Boldt and more and will also include a special update on the A.R.E. and this work as we move through the challenges of this pandemic. This program will enable you to:

  • Be both inspired and enlightened as the history, message, and purpose of Cayce’s spiritual legacy is brought to life
  • Explore the often misunderstood concept of “patience,” which is much more than just “waiting”
  • Learn what Cayce said about the importance of meditation, prayer, and introspection to our spiritual and psychic development
  • Understand how dreams can help keep us on the path and give us guidance—including insights into past lives
  • Gain ways to know and live your ideals—the forces that motivate us and guide our lives

Why spend another New Year’s Eve watching yet another old television show marathon or grainy movie re-run when you can spend your evening being uplifted, enlightened, and entertained by your favorite speakers bringing the Cayce reading to life for you today. “Binge watch” all at once or stop and start at your own pace. Enjoy the midnight meditation at midnight or 6:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m.—it’s up to you! This special event is sure to become your favorite New Year’s Eve tradition.

Cost: $98

Gain ways to know and live your ideals—the forces that motivate us and guide our lives!
Additional Info and Schedule
December 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Conference Registrar

Mark Thurston, Ph.D. is an educator, psychologist, and author of more than a dozen books about personal spirituality.  He is currently an associate professor at George Mason University in the School of Integrative Studies, and he serves as the faculty coordinator for a campus-wide undergraduate minor in well-being – including academic courses about mindfulness, resilience, and positive psychology.  Mark worked at A.R.E. and Atlantic University from 1973 to 2008, including periods in jobs such as A.R.E. Camp counselor (two full summers), youth activities coordinator, director of educational development, co-executive director, and for his final eight years in Virginia Beach as Atlantic University’s director of academic affairs.  Mark and his wife of 39 years Mary Elizabeth Lynch are co-founders of the non-profit educational organization the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute (, for which Mary Elizabeth serves as president.  They are parents of two adult children, and they also love their relatively new roles as grandparents.  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 including Venture Inward magazine.


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.

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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.