The Sacred Science of Creative Spirituality from Atlantis to the Present*****By Mark Finnan*****March 27, 2013

Mar 3
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new mark                                                                            THE SACRED SCIENCE OF CREATIVE SPIRITUALITY .

D o you know your true identity? Have you become the person you believe you are meant to be in this life? Are you seeking a more immediate and consistent relationship with the Divine within? Is it possible to bridge the gap between the spiritual ideal and one’s life in the material world?

As the Edgar Cayce source and others have repeatedly pointed out, and as many have experienced in different ways, we are creative spiritual beings inhabiting physical bodies. Although we may know this to be true, we are still faced with the challenge of living this truth on a daily basis.  Doubts, confusion, negative influences and pressures from within and without can cause us to slip backwards or even temporally abandon our quest. That is where our creative mental ability comes into play as the means by which we can begin to more fully and effectively attune to and express who we really are day by day. From Atlantis to the present we have been trying, with the help of many teachers and in a multitude of ways, to reconnect with the source of our being, the Divine within ourselves.

Having been created as spiritual beings, we immersed ourselves in this material experience to the degree that we became entrapped in it. However through millennia, and with the help of other souls and numerous experiences in the earth we have been able to slowly reawaken to the spiritual aspect of ourselves. This progress has in the past most often been achieved by way of religious ritual, sacred ceremony, vision questing, asceticism and suffering. More recently our understanding of the innate and living connection between spirit, mind and body, and the subsequent development of integrational and transpersonal psychology, has given us greater insight into our triune nature and enhanced our ability to consciously attune to and express the higher aspect of ourselves. To more efficiently and effectively ‘ know ourselves to be ourselves, yet part of the whole. ‘

Creative Spiritual Development is one such process. It is based on the guiding ideal recommended by Cayce, the principle that ‘mind is the builder’ and incorporates directives found in the Search for God material. The result is a creative and dynamic approach to harnessing our own causative nature and achieving inner harmony. The process, like the actor’s art, relies on the conscious and disciplined use of creative imagination and being in the moment. However, unlike the actor’s art, it engages us in knowing and portraying our true self. It puts us centre stage in the Divine drama of our own life. From a scientific standpoint, the evidence of its effectiveness lies in the day to day experience of the individual as he/she develops greater self-awareness and relates more creatively and positively to others and to everyday circumstances. We are given greater freedom and opportunity to pursue our highest purpose.


Mark grew up in Ireland, immersed in Celtic legend and lore. As a young actor and writer exploring his own spiritual path he was introduced to the Cayce material at a lecture on Atlantis and the soul’s journey in the earth. As a result he attended other lectures offered by the Dublin based Center for Living Research, a personal development-spiritual growth center started by Paula and Edward Fitzgerald. So began a life long study and association with the Cayce material. Introduced to Dr. Roberto Assagiolli’s work of Psychosynthesis and the innovative therapeutic hypnosis technique developed by Dr. Terance Noble, he enrolled in the Creative Spiritual Development course being taught at the center. Having found the process beneficial in his own life he has taught it to others over the years. An author, playwright and actor, his work has been presented on stages in Ireland, Canada and the U.S. as well as on A&E and Vision TV. He has devoted many years to writing and performing a series of sacred dramas, which are presented annually by Sacred Arts Productions. He has written extensively for The Open Road and other magazines on subjects covered by the Edgar Cayce readings. He has also lectured on such topics as Prophecy, The Legend of the Holy Grail, the Arts and Spirituality and offered workshops on Dreams and Meditation. He is a former member of the management team for Edgar Cayce Canada. To know more about Mark and his work check out his website


The Forum is hosted by and held at the Association for Reasearch and Enlightmant (A.R.E.) located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Toll free: 800-333-4499; 757-428-3588

from 7:30 P.M. until 9:45 P.M.




Peter Woodbury on “Reincarnation Unnecessary” 2/27/2013

Feb 9
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Reincarnation Unnecessary: Edgar Cayce on Completing Your Mission on Earth

Led by Peter Woodbury

Edgar Cayce gave 18 readings where the individual was told that this could be their last walk on the earth, should they choose.  In exploring these readings, certain core themes arise such as a living life with a focus on ideals, loving service and forgiveness.  In this talk, we will examine these 18 readings and explore their relevance to our own lives and if indeed we are ready to complete our mission on earth.

Peter Woodbury, M.S.W., has been a student of Edgar Cayce for over 20 years.  He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University.  He is a well respected and enlightening teacher of the Cayce material.  He currently works for Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he oversees the Visitors Center and the daily lecture program.  He is a frequent speaker at A.R.E. conferences, lectures around the globe, and his articles have appeared in “Venture Inward” magazine.  His deepest research is in Cayce perspective on reincarnation, soul mates, the Christ material and the Universal or Oneness Laws.  He also leads tours for the A.R.E. to the sacred sites in Egypt, Israel, Peru and Mexico.  He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French. He also has a theater background and several times a year portrays Edgar Cayce in the highly acclaimed one man production, “An Evening with Edgar Cayce”.  He also works part time as a psychotherapist, focusing on the power of spirituality and faith as tools for transformation.  A meditation practitioner since the age of 17, Peter is perhaps best known for his warmth and friendliness, his infectious sense of humor and his ability to make complicated material accessible to almost everyone.  He lives in Virginia Beach.

The Forum is hosted by and held at the Association for Reasearch and Enlightmant (A.R.E.) located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Toll free: 800-333-4499; 757-428-3588

from 7:30 P.M. until 9:45 P.M.


1/30/2013 Near Death As Our Near Life Experience *** David Riblet ***

Dec 18
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Edgar Cayce indicated that we would come to understand Death in a different way in the future.  His readings on reincarnation and the “Life Readings” he gave for many individuals (as well as himself) certainly changed many people’s perception of Death.  I would add that understanding Death differently changes how we understand Life as well.  Join me at the Edgar Cayce Forum as I share how my Near Death Experience (NDE) changed my relationship with Death as I became “More”… transforming every day living for me into what I now describe as my Near Life Experience (NLE).  Hear why I believe that being “More” is not only natural for me but for each and every one of us alive on Earth today.
In my life, the evening of May 8, 1989 began as a tragedy but it became, over the years, one of my greatest Blessings.  I have revisited “this journey to being More” through hypnosis to discover how I could use this information for everyone’s highest good.  My presentation of what I learned will include the concept from the Edgar Cayce Readings of Soul Families and it will particularly explore Soul Families’ influence on our lives as we conduct pre-birth planning sessions before each incarnation.  This influence is both on an individual as well as group levels and involves us choosing, as individuals and groups, our major objectives during particular time periods that are conducive to our Soul growth.  Our individual and group experiences provide us a rich storehouse of material to help us to consciously make the highest available choices as we select similar energetic situations to ones that we have experienced in previous lives…
Come share being “More” during this delightful evening at the Edgar Cayce Forum – a Near Life Experience that we trust will provide a quite a different perspective on your Life decisions going forward!

David Riblet followed spirit to Virginia Beach, VA in 1983 to further explore the Cayce material and has spent the last 26 years working with the Cayce products first with The Heritage Store and now with Nutraceutical Corporation. He currently enjoys speaking on the non-physical aspects of the readings as well as the physical health applications. David is a dedicated member of the Glad Helpers Prayer Group at the A.R.E., an area he covered as a recent guest on A.R.E.’s Reflections Radio program. He has also spoken at the 25th Anniversary Fellowship Conference in Canada, at Edgar Cayce’s hometown birthday celebration in Hopkinsville, KY, has been a featured speaker on his own Near Death Experience at the Virginia Beach chapter of International Association for Near Death Studies,  has co-presented with his partner and soulmate, Cheryl Baer-Bernath at ARE Charlottesville on The Sphinx Of The Self: Past Lives, Soul Families And Your Life’s Plan, and has been at Chrysalis in the Charlottesville area  presenting “Consciously Connecting To Group Consciousness”.  A recent enthusiastic “convert” to the “A.R.E. camp family” he co-led the adult program in fall 2008  with Cheryl Baer-Bernath, on “Joyfully Following Spirit” and is quickly gaining a reputation as the “playful poet” whose creative spirit inspires all he comes in contact with!

The Forum is hosted by and held at the Association for Reasearch and Enlightmant (A.R.E.) located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451  Toll free: 800-333-4499;   757-428-3588

from 7:30 P.M. until 9:45 P.M.

FREE and Open to the Public – Donations Accepted



Oct 31
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Laura Jackson is a speaker, author, coach, consultant, and musician. She is passionate about helping humanity, with her mission of helping people adapt and “accel” in the powerful times in which we live, and learning how to successfully step into their soul mission.

While Laura is emerging as a nationally-recognized speaker on earth changes, she speaks on several global-related topics including metaphysics, meditation, 2012, marketing, the Mayan Calendar, New Paradigm Community, Unleashing the Music of Your Soul, and the Evolution of BusinessTM.  Through her talks she provides new insights into Edgar Cayce’s readings through modern science, quantum physics, and ancient cultures. While viewing Cayce’s readings in light of modern-day science paints a fuller picture, Laura demonstrates how metaphysics holds the key to understanding earth changes at deeper levels.  Speaking nationally as well as at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. in Virginia Beach, Virginia since 2008, Laura gives lectures and workshops and has been featured on radio and television.

Laura’s dedication to spirituality and metaphysics began over twenty years ago. In November 2006, Laura was ordained under the Order of Melchizedek.  In 2010 she received the Munay-Ki Rites, only recently shared by the Q’ero Shaman from theAndesMountainsinPeru.  In 2011 she became a Oneness Blessing giver, originating from Oneness University in India.  She continues her spiritual journey and honors many cultural traditions.  In early 2012 she completed Reiki Master certification.  And currently, Laura is becoming ACE-certified (Agents of Conscious Evolution), through Barbara Marx Hubbard’s and Foundation for Conscious Evolution.

Throughout Laura’s work she visions the future, leads from the heart and serves as a bridge from the old to the new.  Whether speaking to audiences or performing music, Laura shares a powerful message: we are preparing to enter a whole new era – foretold by many ancient cultures – known as oneness consciousness.  To learn more, visit  To contact Laura or book a speaking engagement, email

The Forum is hosted by and held at the Association for Reasearch and Enlightmant (A.R.E.) located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451  Toll free: 800-333-4499;   757-428-3588

from 7:30 P.M. until 9:45 P.M.

FREE and Open to the Public – Donations Accepted


Edgar Cayce on Psychic Experiences: An overview and experiential– ****Speaker: PATRICK BELISLE****—OCTOBER 24, 2012–

Sep 29
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Pat Belisle in front of screen 1Psychic Experiences Today – An Overview and Experiential

Patrick Belisle

Psychic experiences are not things of the past which only saints and sages could manage; they are alive within each of us every day. And, according to Edgar Cayce, they are meant to be useful to us and those who we love and serve. Many scientists will tell you psychic experiences are not possible in this physical Universe… while others have applied scientific methods and found otherwise. If you have ever wondered about psychic experiences – your own or others’ – or wanted to learn about what they are or how they might work, you should attend this presentation. Tell your curious friends and teenagers, your skeptical colleagues and family members, and even your church members and caregivers, they should consider participating in this mind-opening, insightful, and fun presentation. You won’t learn THIS in school! At the end of the presentation, you will also be given a chance to test your own psychic abilities.

Patrick Belisle is a spiritual world traveler, having spent four years straight wandering North America and literally going around the world.  Raised Catholic, he has been a spiritual seeker since age 14 when he led his church’s youth Bible study group, going on to study theology with Benedictine monks in college.  Since then, Patrick has lived with Buddhist monks in Thailand, taught meditation and dreamwork as an A.R.E. Camp counselor for 15 years, and has practiced hypnotherapy since 1999.  Patrick believes strongly in the power of Love and has officiated dozens of weddings and led many marriage-preparation workshops in his role as an ordained clergyperson for the Church of Spiritual Humanism.  When he is not having psychic experiences or wandering the world, his day job is raising money for Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. in Virginia Beach.  Patrick blends his joyful humor with deep substance to help others find love, meaning, and inspiration.

The Forum is hosted by and held at the Association for Reasearch and Enlightmant (A.R.E.) located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451  Toll free: 800-333-4499;   757-428-3588

from 7:30 P.M. until 9:45 P.M.

FREE and Open to the Public – Donations Accepted

–I SPEAK WITH THE DEAD– Annette Gerwitz **9/26/2012**

Sep 3

Annette Gerwitz– is an intuitive, certified hypnotherapist, and psychic medium.  Her gifts of intuition also extend to animal communication.

Her intuitive readings include spirit communication and insights for individuals for their past lives and current life experiences.

She studied at the Fellowships of the Spirit School for spiritual insight training in Lily Dale, New York, and at the Journey Within School for Mediumship in New Jersey.  At the mediumship school she studied under Dr. Leonard Young, one of England’s renowned psychic mediums. Additionally, Annette was invited to be one of the psychics with the Maria Shaw’s psychic fair in Virginia Beach.


Annette will talk about being a psychic medium and her communications with the other side in the first half of the program and give several people (approximately 15-18 depending on time) the opportunity to have a mini reading by asking a question. Annette has stated that the more specific the question the more specific the answer.


Annette maintains a private practice in Gloucester and Virginia Beach, offering individual and group psychic readings.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, Annette can be reached at (804)- 824-1634 or e-mail:

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.  A.R.E. Visitors Center, Located on 67th St. and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451


FREE and Open to the Public * – * Donations Accepted




Out of the Mouths of Babes: Children Who Remember Past Lives—August 29, 2012—-CHERYL BAER-BERNATH

Jul 28
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Out of the Mouths of Babes:  Children Who Remember Past Lives


          Just where are these extraordinary children who remember what we as adults often do not?  They are everywhere.  They are in all cultures and all countries.  They go to your schools and your churches.  They live just around the corner from you… and they are in your kitchen eating your cereal!  And they are talking—-but are you listening?  With an open mind and an open heart we have the amazing opportunity to “en-courage” them and fill them with the sense they are believed and accepted for their True, Authentic Selves.  Not just the little self in a little body but the Big Self… that infinitely complex, Timeless Self with many facets, only one of which may be physically visible to us now.

You may be a “believer” or maybe your mind is just open a crack
maybe the crack occurred when a young son or daughter still in diapers said something so mind-blowing that your world shifted and you had to re-organize your vision of reality… something like “Remember when I used to be your Mommy?”  Or “When I was big…”  A statement made with such simplicity and sincerity and as matter-of-fact as requesting another glass of milk.  That’s exactly what happened to me.  And I knew that in that next moment, my response would largely determine how my child would forever view me… as well as himself…

And so, this is an evening of stories shared with me by parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare workers… and the children themselves and is for anyone with a desire to understand from whence we came and towards what are we all headed.  This talk is about developing trust. ..about how to open the door to get a precious glimpse of a child’s True Authentic Self… how to ask the right questions if a memory comes up… and how not to slam the door in the face of a child’s desire to connect with you in the most profound way! Because… what if you told someone who you truly were and they didn’t believe you???

Cheryl Baer-Bernath

            When Cheryl was born her father bought her mother a copy of “The Search for Bridey Murphy” to read in the hospital.  That book (which became a bestseller) exposed the general population at that time to the concept of reincarnation as we know it.  She laughs that “thus began her lifelong fascination with the subject!”  A Certified Hypnotherapist specializing in Integrated Imagery, she has studied with pioneers in the Past Life Regression field such as Delores Cannon, Roger Woolger and John Amoroso and (in a “previous life within this life”) traveled extensively as a singer and musician originally out of Buffalo, N.Y., before relocating to Virginia Beach to study and work at the A.R.E. in 1991. She is presently the ARE Headquarters Conferences Facilitator as well as a popular speaker on Edgar Cayce’s concepts of Reincarnation and Dreams and has been featured on various nationally syndicated radio shows as well as ARE’s own Reflections radio show.   Her personal experiences as a mother as well as a Play Therapist working with children with autistic spectrum and emotional issues led to her highly acclaimed article in ARE’s Venture Inward magazine (Mar 2009 issue) entitled:  “Out of the Mouths of Babes:  Children Who Remember Past Lives.”


The Forum is hosted by and held at the Association for Reasearch and Enlightmant (A.R.E.) located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451Toll free: 800-333-4499; 757-428-3588

from 7:30 P.M. until 9:45 P.M.

FREE and

Open to the Public – Donations Accepted



July 25th, 2012 “EDGAR CAYCE ON THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA” —by Patricia Barnette—

Apr 30
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Patricia White Barnette

 Born to an A.R.E. family
 Both parents had readings from Edgar Cayce
 Patricia had a reading at the age of 5
 She was in a SFG study group at the age of 15 that was led be Ester Wynne who edited the SFG Books.
 She participated in conferences in her early teens at the Cayce home on Arctic Crescent.
 She has lectured extensively on the Cayce material and related topics over many years – both at headquarters and in the field.
 Academic background is in psychology and philosophy.

 Her special studies include:
• The Cayce readings
• The Library of Alexandria
• Early Christianity
• The Tibetan Book of the Dead
• Life after death
• Psychic development
• Man in the earth
Patricia lives in Virginia Beach and can be reached at 757-420-3578

Please try to attend as it should be a special evening with Patricia who knew Edgar Cayce and has so many gifts to share with others.


The Forum is hosted by and held at the Association for Reasearch and Enlightmant (A.R.E.) located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451Toll free: 800-333-4499; 757-428-3588

from 7:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M.

Open to the Public – Donations Accepted

No June Edgar Cayce Forum because of Congress at the A.R.E….scroll down to find out about May and July Forum topics and speakers

Apr 30
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No June Edgar Cayce Forum because of Congress at the A.R.E….scroll down to find out about May and July Forum topics and speakers.

Energize yourself by attending the Congress held at the A.R.E.


May 30th, 2012 “NUMEROLOGY – WE”VE GOT YOUR NUMBER!” by Henry Conlan

Apr 26
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Numerologist Henry Conlan

Headline in The Courier, Findlay, Ohio   February 4, 1987

“Numerologist Aids People To Reach Their Potential”

  Henry Conlan has 30 years of experience as a professional numerologist, appearing on TV and radio shows, as well as in magazines and newspapers. He has lectured in Australia, Europe and America. All these years, he has been involved in the Edgar Cayce work.

Numerology is the science of numbers; it originated with Pythagoras-a philosopher of ancient Europe. Pythagoras put meaning to numbers, and then numbers to colors and music. Numerology is a guide. It accurately reveals an individual’s personality by displaying strengths and weaknesses, allowing that person to unleash their full potential. In particular it allows people to realize possibilities already present.

Introducing Henry Conlan

  • Henry Conlan is Australia’s foremost Numerologist, with a long history of chillingly accurate assessments and more than 26 years’ media experience.

In 1977, Henry was taught a Pythagorean System of numerology by Claire Barry in Adelaide. Two years later, he travelled through America, England and Scotland doing numerology workshops. Among other places, he talked at the celebrated Findhorn community, the 5th festival for mind and body at Olympia in London, and the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach. He was invited by the Montessori school to teach curious believers in the numeric arts.

After returning home in 1981, Henry moved to Brisbane and began practicing numerology full-time and within months, had developed a strong media profile with contributions to Queensland newspapers, radio and television.

  • During 1982 and 1983, Henry toured New Zealand doing radio talk-back and paper articles. In 1984, he was granted a Private Employment Agencies License.
  • During 1984, Henry was employed by Brisbane radio station 4BC to present the one-hour radio show “People By Numbers”, beginning an association with the station that is still in place in 2008.
  • Henry relocated to Sydney in 1985, where further radio and television spots followed. At the end of 1986, he spent three months in the USA, extensively practicing numerology — which resulted in paper articles in Ohio and radio talks in Texas.
  • Back in Brisbane in time for EXPO ’88, Henry became a regular on Channel 10 and resumed his radio talk-back spot with Radio 4BC.
  • During 1993, he joined The Sunday Mail with a weekly numerology column with articles on the political scene and sporting people for over six years.
  • In 1995, he became a regular guest on Brian Bury’s talk-back program on 2UE, as well as spots with fellow presenters Alan Jones and Stan Zamanek. In 1999, Henry was given his own numerology column with the “B” Magazine.
  • Henry’s extraordinary talents were spotlighted again during the 2000 Olympic Games, with regular media interviews including Queensland TV’s Brisbane Extra.



Henry Conlan is available for:

- Workshops and retreats

Workshops can range in length from a few hours to a two-day program. They usually emphasize the BIRTHDAY. Covering the Grid, Pinnacles (cycles) & Challenges, and the YEAR NUMBERS. Participants learn how to do charts. Through practice, they further gain confidence and accuracy.

- Lectures on Numerology in general, including the spiritual aspects of numbers. Presentations may touch on celebrities, sporting people, politicians, royal families, and so on, as examples. They may also touch on a country for the current year.

- Radio talks and TV interviews

- Individual readings

Henry Conlan can be contacted via e-mail at

While in the US: (757) 217 7489

Phone in Australia: + 61.3.9898 9897



The Forum is hosted by and held at the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451Toll free: 800-333-4499; 757-428-3588. the program starts at 7:30 and will conclude at 9:45. Open to the public, donations appreciated , light refreshments served.