When faced with life’s big questions, we often find ourselves wishing for a guidebook, a manual to help us through the important decisions. But as Joanne DiMaggio so clearly points out, we do have access to all the answers we need. The process of connecting to the sacred wisdom within us—that part of us that has our answers—is always available through a technique called inspirational writing, or “soul writing.”

Edgar Cayce said it is everyone’s birthright to communicate with Source and listen to that still small voice coming from within one’s soul—a voice that guides and inspires us to find the answers that lie within. That is the essence of Soul Writing. It is a written form of meditation; a method of communication that accesses information from a higher source emanating from one’s soul.

An inspired teacher, Joanne draws upon her own experiences and her knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings to inform and support the quest for self-discovery. With clear instructions on the soul writing process, examples of others’ experiences, and information on how to expand this process into other areas of your life, this program will help you access that deep knowing each of you holds within.

At some point in time, we are all looking for answers. Soul Writing shows you that the answers are there—just waiting for you to slow down, open your heart, and ask!

Bring
your favorite writing instrument and a journal or something to write on, as Joanne will guide us in some inspirational writing at the Forum. Her book will be available for sale and is a wonderful guide to what Edgar Cayce said about inspirational writing versus automatic writing. Her book guides you in the how-to and what not to do along with surrounding yourself with light and protection. Joanne shares many examples of responses to her own personal queries. It really ought to be a great evening!

About Joanne

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Joanne DiMaggio has been actively involved with the A.R.E. since 1987. In 1990, she became one of the founding members of the A.R.E. Heartland Region, working alongside Toni Romano. As a member of the Region’s Core Team during its formative years, Joanne was responsible for its public relations, newsletter, and special event programming. She has been the Coordinator for the A.R.E. Charlottesville, Virginia area since August 2008.

Joanne earned her Masters in Transpersonal Studies degree through Atlantic University in May 2010. Her culminating project (thesis) was on inspirational writing and served as the basis of her book, Soul Writing: Conversing With Your Higher Self. She also earned her Spiritual Mentor certification through Atlantic University. Joanne was asked to form the Atlantic University Alumni Association of which she is now president. Earlier this year she was honored at the 2011
Distance Education Training Council’s annual conference as Atlantic University’s Outstanding Graduate of the year.

Joanne has given talks on the subject of inspirational writing to A.R.E. groups in Chicago, Charlottesville, Virginia Beach and Bethesda, Maryland. Last June she mentored a month-long e-Group on inspirational writing, which she will repeat in April 2012. She also has been a guest on numerous radio programs.

Using inspirational writing, Joanne produced a small line of greeting cards called Spirit Song. The International Greeting Card Association cited one of those cards, What is Human is Immortal, for its creative excellence, choosing it as one of six worldwide finalists in the “Sympathy” category for its Annual LOUIE Awards.

In addition to being a gifted writer, Joanne is a Certified Hypnotherapist and has been professionally pursuing past-life research and therapy for over 20 years. She formed her own past life research center, called PLEXUS, in Naperville, Illinois. The years she spent there enabled her to interact with some of the leading past life therapists, authors and other renowned practitioners from across the country. Today she continues to teach past-life related courses and conducts private regression sessions in her Charlottesville office.

Her first book, “Charlottesville: A Contemporary Portrait” was published in 2002 and she currently is collaborating on Remembering Edgar Cayce: The Memoirs of T.J. Davis.  The book follows the life of Davis, the nephew of Edgar Cayce’s secretary Gladys Davis, who came to live with the Cayces when he was three days old until age nine when Cayce passed away.

In March 2011 Joanne fulfilled a 15-year dream by launching her own publishing company, Olde Souls Press. Soul Writing: Conversing With Your Higher Self, is the first book published under that brand.

To contact Joanne:

Website
for the book: www.oldesoulspress.com and www.soulwriter.net

Website
for A.R.E. Charlottesville: www.arecville.org

Email
for me: joannedimaggio@embarqmail.com

Phone
for me: 434-242-7348

The Edgar Cayce Forum is hosted by the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE)  located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, Va 23451. The Forum starts at 7:30 and ends about 9:45 P.M.