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, John Van Auken, Dr. C. Norman Shealy 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
- Get tips for promoting a balanced body-mind-spirit to support your optimal health and wellness with Dr. C. Norman Shealy
View the episode schedule and listing of speakers and topics here
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.
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 (Transformationandcourage.org), 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 MarkThurston.com.
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.
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.
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.
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., D. Sc., FACS, DABNS is bestselling author and long-time presenter for A.R.E. at headquarters and in the field, is president of Shealy-Sorin Wellness. He created the concept of Holistic Medicine in 1971 with the introduction of spinal cord stimulation and TENS. He is editor of Journal of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine. He was founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978. He has 14 patents in Energy Medicine. His work with intuitive Caroline Myss lead to the development of their groundbreaking Medical Intuition program. He is the author over 350 articles and has published 36 books, including Energy Medicine, Medical Intuition, and Blueprint for Holistic Health. His innovations include Electroacupuncure, Spinal Cord Stimulation, TENS, RejvaMatrix®, Transcutaneous Acupuncture, chakra sweep Gamma PEMF, sapphire enhanced Scalar, and Biogenics retraining of the nervous system. His latest book is Conversations with G—A physician's encounter with heaven.
“Loved the exercises and experiential material. I’m overwhelmed by his compassion and generosity.”
“Engaging, informative presentations based on a lifetime of experience. A true healer.”
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 Inward. Sacred Journey: Edgar Cayce, the Bible and the Path to Enlightenment is her first book.
Christina Grozik's background is an eclectic one having worked as a coordinator in the production media industry, serving as a public speaker, organizing special events, teaching at Kent State University, and recently producing a wellness documentary titled, Going Om. Her many career paths have led her to establishing a wellness practice as a Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist, Integrated Health Coach, Yoga Teacher, Polarity Practitioner, Energy Worker and Reiki Specialist.
Working as a travel blogger, Christina spent seven years on the road documenting her journeys through her website Bohemian Babe Travels. She has met extraordinary people, immersed herself in unique cultures and encountered experiences that would forever change her life. When asked, “Do you ever get tired of being by yourself all of the time?” She replied, “I’m never by myself. The Universe is guiding me.”
Having been exposed to a variety of environments and taking on multiple career roles, coupled with her wellness studies, Christina sees the importance of energy and living a balanced life. She is passionate about helping others find a lifestyle that promotes wellness through incorporating integrated modalities into her teachings.
Christina recently co-launched the Going Om Collective (GoingOmCollective.com) which is a collaboration designed to help participants reduce stress and anxiety, find focus and clarity, and adopt a practice in presence.
Matt Brooks has been working in children’s and youth ministries for the past 15 years. He is currently a Christian Education Director serving in the Presbyterian Church (PC USA), as well as the Assistant Director at a non-denominational Christian Youth Center called The Powerhouse. He first discovered the Cayce material in college and has been a student of the Cayce Readings for the past 15 years.