The past two years have been challenging on many levels, and as 2021 draws to a close, many of us continue to resolve to live the life our souls intended by working on our inner selves and enhancing our spiritual practices.
We invite you to join us for this annual tradition and explore core topics and techniques that Cayce assured us could help accelerate our soul’s growth and personal development.
Using the transformative power of the A Search for God study group material—considered by many to be Edgar Cayce’s greatest legacy—and other inspirational teachings, long-time Cayce students / teachers John Van Auken, Judith Stevens, MK Welsch, Christopher Fazel, MDiv and John Schroeder will share unique, powerful tools for shaping your current and future life in practical, readily-applied ways. But you don't need to be in a study group to benefit from these soul-expanding lessons, like:
- Learning to keep your spiritual resolutions
- Discovering how to stay spiritually and personally motivated to make positive life changes
- Awakening the Christ pattern within
- Understanding how your "ideal" can guide you along your life's path
- Applying meditation and chanting to uplift and transform your body-mind-spirit
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."
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.
John Schroeder has been a student of the Edgar Cayce readings since the 1960s. Both he and his mother, Helen Ruth, served as Board members for the A.R.E., Atlantic University, and the Edgar Cayce Foundation.
John has a BA in finance and an MBA in marketing. He retired in 2011 as executive director of Unity of Phoenix and now devotes his time to writing and teaching.
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.
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.