PLEASE NOTE: John Van Auken will deliver his scheduled presentations via live-stream for this retreat.
Currently this retreat is SOLD OUT. Please call customer service at 800-333-4499 to be placed on the waitlist.
During this four-day/three-night, soul-refreshing, unique retreat, join with like-minded seekers at this amazing retreat location including beautiful mountain views, and explore Edgar Cayce on Aliens Among Us: Our Place in This Universe of Worlds featuring beloved presenter, author and researcher, John Van Auken.
John Van Auken has been studying the Edgar Cayce teachings since he was 16 years old and has researched alien life, UFOs, and crop circles with some of the best minds on Earth. He spent three years working with the famous alien author and theorist, Zecharia Sitchin, bringing him to A.R.E. headquarters' annual Ancient Mysteries conference twice and producing a video with Zecharia on alien visitations to Earth. At this retreat John will present all that he has learned, including the latest military information and images on what the military calls "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" or UAP. He will also share ancient Egyptian and Cayce teachings and practices for becoming a conscious citizen of the Universe during this lifetime and beyond. Join us for a unique program at this cherished annual retreat event.
This retreat is currently planned to be held in person at the Wildacres Retreat Center. Subject to change—please check our website for updates before making travel plans. For your health and safety and to protect fellow attendees and A.R.E. staff, it is highly recommended that you be fully vaccinated and all are required to wear a mask. All A.R.E., state, and federal COVID-l9 safety guidelines must be followed.
TIME: Check-in is 4:00-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30. The retreat begins with the evening meal at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 and runs through approximately 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.
COST: $359 per person, includes 3-nights’ lodging, one set of linens and towels, eight meals, and the planned program. There is no maid service. Please let us know if you need a handicapped accessible room or if you cannot use steps. There are no elevators.
PREREGISTRATION: A non-refundable deposit of $50 per person will reserve your place only until August 31st. At that time, the remainder of the registration fee is due or the space may be reassigned. Full refunds cannot be made after August 31st. The participant is responsible for submitting the remaining fee. No invoices or receipts will be mailed.
RETREAT CENTER: Precautions will be taken due to COVID19. The space will be cleaned/sanitized prior to our coming. Our group will be the only one using the space. In the dining hall there will be 4 to a large round table, rather than 8. Attendees are asked to sit at the same table each meal. In the auditorium seating will be socially distanced.
MEALS: Nutritious family style meals, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and diabetic options, are included in the registration fee. Please specify any dietary needs at pre-registration.
ROOMS: All lodge rooms have two beds and a private bath. Please note: due to COVID19 limited space will be available. Single rooms will be available at no extra charge. If you wish to share a room with a spouse/partner, relative or friend please give us your roommate’s name at registration. There are no televisions, clocks, coffee pots or phones in the rooms. WIFI and cellphone access is limited. Please specify any ADA needs at pre-registration.
CHILDREN: Parents must arrange for the supervision of children at all times. Cribs may be supplied if requested upon registration. If you will be bringing a child, please contact Ms. Lou Umscheid for costs and additional information at email@example.com or 919-960-9580.
WHAT TO BRING: Casual clothes, a sweater and/or jacket, comfortable shoes, and rain gear. The retreat is informal and weather is unpredictable.
BOOK SALES: We will have a selection of books related to the program for sale at the retreat. The money raised will be used to support the Southeast Region of A.R.E. (Cash, Personal Checks, and Credit Cards)
COMMON INTEREST SESSIONS: We will have limited sessions led by volunteers. If you have a special gift, talent or interest, please consider sharing it with others during these 1 hour sessions. Please Note: you need to submit a summary of your topic, and your qualifications to present it, in advance to Lou at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a handout for your presentation, please bring copies with you for approximately 60 people.
Any views or opinions presented in these sessions are solely those of the presenter and may not represent those of the A.R.E. Presenters are expressly required not to make defamatory statements and not to infringe or authorize any infringement of copyright or any other legal right.
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."