In 1931 Edgar Cayce gave the first reading on an annual members’ Congress. “Each year,” it stated, “one period…as a meeting of all members, representatives… wherever they may be located, at Virginia Beach, … as well as speakers that would renew the faith, confidence, purposes, aims of the work itself…” (Edgar Cayce reading 254-57)
This tradition and legacy live on in this week of fellowship, enlightenment, inspiration, celebration, and interaction between worldwide A.R.E. members, staff, and Board of Trustees. Learn how the A.R.E. operates, and understand your role in ensuring that the Cayce legacy lives on for future generations. Gain a personal connection to this association that Edgar Cayce envisioned.
Presentations by favorite speakers and Cayce students John Van Auken; Judith Stevens; Adrian E. Castillo, LMT; Joanne DiMaggio, MA, CHt; Lora Little, EdD; Patty Finlayson; and Christopher Fazel
“Congress is my favorite A.R.E. event—it’s a retreat, a reunion, and a respite. I look forward to it every year!” —C.J.B., Chicago, IL
TUITION: $75 A.R.E. Member, $175 General
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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."
John Van Auken
Director, Legacy Education
Edgar Cayce Foundation
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.
Adrian E. Castillo, LMT is an environmental scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He is also a licensed massage therapist, musician, and a student of the Edgar Cayce readings. He volunteers his time with the A.R.E. Southeast Region's Gold Coast Team and has lectured on programs with John Van Auken and others.
Joanne DiMaggio, MA, CHt, is considered a respected expert on the topic of reincarnation and soul writing. She has been a part of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. since 1987 and was on the Core Team that founded the Heartland Region in Chicago. In 1990, she attended an A.R.E. Conference in Chicago where Henry Reed, PhD, talked about what Edgar Cayce referred to as “inspirational writing.” Recognizing that writing as something she had done for many years, she began to devote much of her time researching all aspects of guided writing.
As a student at Atlantic University, she opted to do her thesis on inspirational writing, updating the name to Soul Writing to more accurately reflect Cayce’s intent. Dr. Reed served as her mentor and encouraged her to turn her thesis into a book. That book, Soul Writing: Conversing with Your Higher Self, was published in 2011.
Afterwards, she began incorporating Soul Writing into her past-life work, resulting in her second book: Your Soul Remembers: Accessing Your Past Lives Through Soul Writing. She later guided volunteers to use Soul Writing in her research project on physical karma, which became her next book: Karma Can Be a Real Pain: Past Life Clues to Current Life Maladies.
She is also the author of: I Did It To Myself…Again, which presents her research on the pre-life planning process; and her most recent book: Edgar Cayce and the Unfulfilled Destiny of Thomas Jefferson Reborn.
Joanne has had numerous articles published, given talks to global audiences, and been a guest on nearly 100 radio programs and podcasts.
In addition to her Masters in Transpersonal Studies degree, she obtained her Spiritual Mentor certification through Atlantic University. Joanne conducts private soul writing sessions and past-life regressions to clients worldwide via ZOOM. More at www.joannedimaggio.com.
Lora Hunter Little, EdD, is a long-time A.R.E. Study Group member and student of the Cayce readings who has traveled extensively to ancient sites throughout North and Central America, and is also a part of the A.R.E. Atlantis Research team working in Guatemala and the Bahamas with Greg Little. She is coauthor of six books including Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis. Lora and Greg are also former co-writers/editors of the A.R.E. Ancient Mysteries Newsletter.
Christopher Fazel, MDiv, is the co-author of The Edgar Cayce Handbook for Creating Your Future. He has been a student of the Edgar Cayce readings since he was a teen. He served on the A.R.E. staff in the 1980s, and went on to earn a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree and was ordained in the United Church of Christ (UCC). He served as a church pastor and later as co-pastor until his recent retirement.
Patty Finlayson has been helping others with the Ancient Wisdom of Astrology since 1980. Helping others understand why you are here and what qualities are the guide for your life are her motivating passions. Patty is known for her deep intuitive abilities developed using the Cayce guidelines. Patty taught how to interpret and integrate birth charts at A.R.E in Virginia Beach and gave classes, lectures and seminars throughout the USA to A.R.E. groups. She currently teaches intermediate and advanced astrology classes, hosts a weekly Search for God study group and hosts monthly Cayce Coffee Conversation webinars. She publishes a weekly celestial forecast and gives readings. During your reading, Patty tunes into you personally with her renowned skill of interpretation. You learn how to transcend your challenges and maximize your talents and opportunities. Patty’s guidance helps you to learn your tendencies for a deeper understanding of yourself, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Your reading with Patty is personal, not computer interpreted at any level. Her renowned intuition is seamlessly integrated with your astrology reading.
Patty's website: http:www.pattytheastrologer.com and email: email@example.com.