Join us as we celebrate the ONENESS…of All People
"Each year, it stated, one period… as 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…"
- Edgar Cayce reading 254-57
We will explore and rediscover our community through offerings of insightful and inspiring explorative study and experiential opportunities through learning and nurturing our sense of belonging and community.
We ask that you be curious and open to embrace an experience for growth and the gift of joy. We will intentionally seek to reach across differences to be the solution that will bring peace to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Congress is a time not only to connect, but reflect, rejuvenate, and restore to our truths, and recommit to bringing forth profound personal change in body, mind, and Spirit.
Let’s immerse ourselves in connection with each other, exploring the five pillars of the Work through workshops that will focus on the five pillars of Cayce’s Work through:
- Holistic Health
- Dreams & Interpretation
Join us as we celebrate the life work of Edgar Cayce and the legacy of his Association!
Enjoy an event of learning practical and daily application that will support you towards wholeness within a holistic health paradigm. Gain connection to the Association that Edgar Cayce envisioned.
Highlights of this program of relaxed fun, friendship, and fellowship include:
- Topics designed to inspire you to integrate the Cayce Readings into your daily life
- Updates and exciting news from A.R.E. staff and Board members
- Be taught by speakers who will inspire, invigorate, and renew the whole you
A.R.E. Members - $199
Non-member - $299
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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
Rev. Dr. Nicole Charles is an ordained Interfaith Minister. She holds a doctorate in Interfaith Theology specializing in spirituality and health from the New Seminary of Interfaith Studies; and a masters in Integrative Health from Georgian Court University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses specializing in Community Health, Integrative Nutrition, and Behavioral Health within the City/State University of New York (CUNY/SUNY). Her passion is being in service to others so they may be change agents in their communities. Her specialized focus has been in addressing the Social Determinants of Health, health equity, and Mind-Body Medicine practices.
Rev. Dr. Charles has concentrated her career in non-profit executive management and higher education institutions and has worked for the United Nations, The Rockefeller Foundation, The National Urban League (Headquarters), Social Science Research Council, Columbia University, and the New School for Social Research to name a few. She currently is the Chief Executive Officer of Edgar Cayce’s - Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) which seeks to create opportunities for profound personal change in body, mind, and spirit through the wisdom found in the Edgar Cayce Material.
Having travelled extensively through various countries in Africa and the Caribbean isles, Nicole has been able to honor her many passions within research of Afro-spiritual traditions and indigenous-natural medicine. Her love of people, and the sharing of personal and collective stories, has supported her deep spiritual practice of honoring, prayer, and meditation. This pursuit has also allowed her to examine the common spiritual principles and practices amongst all peoples, cultures, and religions reminding each of us our mission is to be of service to and for each other.
Dr. Jean Paul (JP) Amonte DC, CMT, CHt, currently serves as Lead Instructor & Clinician of the A.R.E., maintaining clinical practice at the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa and a classroom presence at the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage. Dr. Amonte grew up in Virginia Beach, and after completing High School, he attended Wake Forest University, earning a bachelor's in Psychology and Biochemistry. Pursuing a background in Holistic Healing, JP graduated from Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, earned a Hypnotherapy certificate with Dr. Allen Chips, then moved to California and earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College West. Dr. JP Amonte graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011, served as President of the Student Government and also was selected for the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award for his Cayce-based approach. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Amonte has been a featured speaker on Holistic Healing and Edgar Cayce's approach to health, presenting across the country and internationally. Currently, Dr. Amonte has published over a dozen YouTube videos on the A.R.E. Channel entitled “Heal Thy Self,” writes for Venture Inward magazine, and hosts a weekly Wellness Wednesday live video stream on the A.R.E. Facebook page. He is a popular lecturer at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., and appeared in the 2017 Japanese documentary “The Readings.” He is an international speaker and published author on “Heal Thy Self,” and enjoys sharing his passion with everyone he meets.
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.
Cindy Griffith is a psychic, spiritual teacher, conference speaker, and blogger. Author of Soul Soothers: Mini Meditations for Busy Lives and co-author of Voyage of Purpose and Grow Your Spiritual Business, she travels extensively as a guest psychic and spiritual teacher to locations around the world. Cindy shares her psychic insights and teaches throughout the U.S., online, at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. in Virginia Beach and across the US as a A.R.E. Field Conference speaker. Cindy earned her master’s degree which focused on “The Mystic’s Journey to Spiritual Maturity.” Find more about Cindy, her classes, articles, books, and psychic readings at CindyGriffith.com
Jen Van Horn, DT, MS HS is a Holistic Nutritionist specializing in personalized nutrition plans for individuals that include cleanses, organic foods, and supplements to heal the body. She has been helping clients locally and internationally for over 25 years, working with hundreds of clients with Weight Management, Autism, Adolescent Health, Athletic Needs, Meal Planning, Gut Health, Pre + PostNatal Care, Digestive Disorders, Detoxification, and Disease Prevention.
She doesn't just tell her clients what to do; she teaches, guides, and encourages them on their personal journey to health.
In addition to starting her own practice, Jen Van Horn Health, she is a consulting nutritionist and codeveloper for juice cleanse programs, as well as a lecturer, and health writer for various local publications.
You can find more information and connect with Jen at www.jenvanhorn.com or on social media at @jenvanhornhealth.