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88th Annual A.R.E. Members Congress
The Edgar Cayce Path to Spiritual Awakening
Open to all A.R.E. friends and members, this annual event celebrates the legacy of Edgar Cayce with workshops, lectures, special guest speakers, and social gatherings.
June 16, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Virginia Beach , VA


Come Home to Your Spiritual Family as We Gather in Celebration of the Edgar Cayce Legacy!  

Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Edgar Cayce and the living legacy of his Association!

In 1931 Edgar Cayce gave the first reading on an annual Members Congress. "Each year," it stated, "one a meeting of all members, representatives...wherever they may be located, at Virginia Beach...would renew the faith, confidence, purposes, aims of the work itself..." (254-57)

And 88 years later, the original purposes of Congress remain! Come experience this unique week of fellowship, communication, education, inspiration, celebration, and interaction between worldwide A.R.E. members, staff, volunteers, and Board of Trustees. Visit our updated Visitor's Center and renovated historic campus, meet staff, learn how the A.R.E. operates, and converse with the Board members. Gain a personal connection to this association that Edgar Cayce envisioned and make memorable connections with members from across the globe.


Highlights of this week of relaxed fun, friendship, and fellowship include:

  • Featuring special guests including Mitch Horowitz, Corinne Cayce, MA, John Van Auken, Christopher Naughton, and more!
  • Interactive workshops, sharing groups, and optional activities
  • Topics designed to inspire you to integrate key Cayce concepts into
    your life, work, and community
  • Updates and exciting news from A.R.E. staff and Board members
  • A delightful opening day "indoor picnic," held in our beautiful Cayce-Miller café
  • Exclusive members-only and donor appreciation gatherings
  • Traditions like the “Fun”-raising auction, talent and skit night, and social
  • Memories and friendships that you will look forward to year after year!


Coming to the Social? Be sure to bring your best "far-out" costumes for the "1968: Summer of Love" themed party!

Fundraising is an integral part of keeping A.R.E. Congress open and affordable to all. If you would like to make a donation or have items to donate toward the auction, please contact Items such as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, Egyptiana, and Cayce-related memorabilia are most popular with auction goers. See Auction FAQ PDF below.

Bring your study group or local team, and bring the whole family—Come learn to live the Cayce readings concepts day by day!


***Open to all. Life Members may redeem their passes for this program.


Schedule, speakers, and content subject to change, please check website for updates.

Receive a discount when you register for Congress and our Soul Growth Saturday event, Trust Your Intuition: Boosting Your Psychic Development with Empathic Tools To Awaken Your Sixth Sense


Not able to make it to Virginia Beach? You can still be part of our annual congress event! The following presentations are available as an online, live-stream during the event and to rewatch on-demand at any time after.

Sunday, June 16: Mitch Horowitz presents Edgar Cayce and the Universal Spirituality

Tuesday, June 18: Corinne Cayce presents Meditation: The Homeward Path

Thursday, June 20: Rev. Laura Jackson Loo presents The Evolution of Consciousness


Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Edgar Cayce and the living legacy of his Association!
Additional Info and Schedule
June 16 - 21, 2019
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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A great granddaughter of Edgar Cayce, Corinne Cayce was raised on material from the Cayce readings and has continued to study and apply the readings as the core of her spiritual path.  The sudden and unexpected death of her father, Charles Thomas Cayce, in 2016, pushed her to explore more deeply the readings related to death and loss.  Corinne is a speaker and writer for the A.R.E. and a life coach who focuses on helpline clients incorporate material from Cayce readings into their daily lives.  She has a Master's degree in leadership from Naropa University and lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and two children. 


A widely known voice of esoteric spirituality, Mitch Horowitz is the PEN Award-winning author of books including Occult America; One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life; and Mind as Builder: The Positive Mind Metaphysics of Edgar Cayce. Mitch has written on alternative spiritual topics for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, Dateline NBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, and a wide range of national media.


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."