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Spiritual Growth Study Groups

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The Study Group Experience

In 1931, Edgar Cayce began to give a series of readings that outlined individual steps toward true spiritual growth. A group of people working on understanding these concepts, practicing them, and writing about their experiences worked with Edgar Cayce to put these concepts into lessons and published them as A Search for God, Books I and II. These groups, known as Study Groups, continue to meet today. The frequency of meetings can vary – weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Most groups meet in private homes and generally consist of 4-10 members. The length of the meeting is about 2 hours. Groups follow the outline given to the original Study Group. Usually, each member takes a turn at facilitating the discussion. This unique blend of committed listening and participation from each person, praying and meditating together, coupled with the encouragement to apply the experiences and knowledge in daily life has brought about astonishing changes in the lives of group members.


Four Foundational Steps to Soul Growth, an A.R.E. Conference presentation featuring Mark Thurston PhD
This lecture and workshop experience will explore a deeper meaning embedded in Edgar Cayce's treatment of cooperation, self-knowledge, setting an ideal, and living with faith.

Personal Transformation, an A.R.E. Conference presentation
Judith Stevens shares the power of small group work—an intentional community of similarly committed peoplewhere you will learn how to work on your spiritual growth safely, in a supportive and loving environment.