September 25th, 2013 “EDGAR CAYCE’S AMAZING ATLANTIS, ILLUSTRATED”=by International Author and Lecturer David McMillin=

Sep 10
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Dave-1There is probably no greater mystery in the history of human affairs than the legend of Altantis.  Even in our modern time of mass communication through movies, books, television, and the Internet, stories about Atlantis abound.  According to Edgar Cayce, our current preoccupation with Atlantis is due, in large measure, to reincarnation.

Cayce is probably best known for the psychic trances into which he entered and gave readings – psychic discourses on practically any topic including reincarnation and the fabled Atlantis.  The Cayce readings assert that many influential individuals alive in the world today had past lives in Atlantis.

However, the Cayce readings insist that the information should be regarded as more than a matter of curiosity about the mythic past.  Rather, due to the influx of souls reincarnating into the earth during the 20th century, he noted that this group would have an enormous impact on world events.  The same conflicts and destructive urges that brought devastation to Atlantis would be faced again.  The swift development of high technology in the early twentieth century was linked to Atlantis, where flying machines, radio, and television were said to have already been invented in the that legendary land.

In attempting to tell the story of Atlantis, this presentation will focus on relevance – on the meaning of the story – the interweaving of characters and events that resonate with the world today.  A recommendation provided by Cayce is to use colorful drawings to tell the story of Atlantis.  Hence this presentation will rely heavily on colorful graphic illustrations created with modern 3D software.  The intent is to follow Cayce’s advice to make it a visually graphic, colorful tale – in other words, visual storytelling.


David McMillin, MA, earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Springfield and has worked in both public mental health and private practice settings.

As a researcher with Meridian Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching holistic and integrative approaches to wellness and healing, David participated in projects focusing on various modalities and systems including traditional osteopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, energy medicine, mind-body healing, and spiritual transformation. Meridian Institute research reports and related information can be found

As a complement to his clinical and research activities, David has had numerous mystical experiences that confirm the continuity of life and multidimensional nature of reality. The varied projects and media products for sale on this site are a synthesis of David’s diverse interests and philosophy of life.


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

SPECIAL GLOUCESTER PROGRAM–Sunday, September 8, 2013 *****Put Your Stress to Rest!******

Sep 6
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                      Put Your Stress to Rest!


Using Subtle Energy to Restore Peace and Harmony in Your Life


Your body is actually designed to hold onto stress to keep you safe from harm, and that design is absolutely brilliant. But sometimes the energy system responsible for your survival gets overwhelmed and keeps you in a perpetual state of alert. When that happens, even little things become too much to handle.


Now you can change your energy and change your body’s response to stress! In this workshop, you will:


  • Learn how to assure your body that you really are safe most of the time.
  • Repattern the fight-flight-freeze response so it’s fully charged for real emergencies.
  • Achieve more restful sleep and greater vitality.
  • Revitalize your immune system.


Whether you are in the midst of challenging life circumstances or simply looking for something you can do right now to help yourself relax, this is the program for you. You will definitely walk away from this workshop feeling empowered with energy tools you can use!

Sunday, September 8, 2013 – 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Distinction Catering and Special Events

White Marsh Shopping Center

4888 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, VA

Tuition: $25 plus

A non-perishable food item for a local food pantry

To Register:


Contact Laurie Smith  Ph: 757-784-2022 or Email:


Advance registration is required as seating is limited!


About Our Speakers

Workshop presenters, Ellen Selover and Denise Furgason, are committed to sharing hands-on healing techniques with others. They are certified Eden Energy Medicine practitioners and instructors and have been teaching Energy Medicine since 2004.  Each has trained in various healing modalities through the Cayce-Reilly Massage School in Virginia Beach, and are former staff members of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. In addition, Denise holds a 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, and Ellen is a nationally-certified hypnotherapist. Through their workshops and private sessions, they assist others in personal healing and transformation.


Ellen and Denise are available for private Energy Medicine sessions (by appt) Sunday and Monday at

                             Health Synergy Healing Center


                           To schedule a private session, contact Ellen and Denise at:

“Our classes come to you!”

                                or call 757-377-1026           


August 28th….”Sacred Geometry and the Edgar Cayce Readings” ******* By: Don Carroll*******

Aug 3
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There is evidence that the “knowing” of spirituality can be unified with the observations of science through two geometric symbols consisting of the triangle and the arc. Don Carroll shows how, through the millenniums, religions have intuited the importance of these shapes and incorporated their symbolism throughout their beliefs, while these same shapes have been found by modern science to be the essence of life and the cosmos. This shared geometry is not mere coincidence.

Don Carroll is a regular speaker and writer of metaphysical topics from Cayce to the Kundalini. He spent 10 years researching and writing his latest work just published by 4th Dimension Press, Sacred Geometry and Spiritual Symbolism: The Blueprint for Creation. Don is also an international tour leader for the nonprofit Association for Research and Enlightenment, visiting sites of a spiritual nature across the globe.

There is a wonderful Excerpt of Don’s new book titled Sacred Geometry and Spiritual Symbolism: The Blueprint for Creation in the July/August/September issue of Venture Inward (The Magazine of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E./Atlantic University/Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy). Don had agreed to sign copies of his book at The Edgar Cayce Forum and it looks like it is an incredibly interesting book!


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


July 31st, 2013…….”Edgar Cayce and Quantum Physics” …….Peter Van Daam

Jun 2
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peterVanDaam (1)Peter Van Daam was first introduced to the Edgar Cayce material in 1969. Peter’s study group sent him, 40-years ago, to serve as Rhode Island’s representative at A.R.E.’s 1973 annual member Congress.  Over the years Peter has acquired, independently, a rare and unusually broad and deep working acquaintance with the Edgar Cayce information and A.R.E. activities.  A graduate of both MIT and Brown University and a professional economist, Peter became a nationally recognized pioneer in home-based education.


Since 2001 Peter has been presenting his morning lymphatic exercise program at A.R.E.’s Virginia Beach conferences.  This 15-minute series of easy-to-learn movements is designed to help keep the body physically fit so that its mental and spiritual forces can manifest more fully.  Peter’s program, recognized as A.R.E.’s signature Cayce-based educational program, is available in his popular instructional DVD Western Yoga For All.  Peter also lectures and presents workshops and retreats on the core elements of what can be described as a holistic or 4th dimensional lifestyle for fulfilling one’s purpose in the 3-dimensional earth plane.

Email contact:


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


May 29th …..”Teaching of the Essenes: Walking in Harmony with Heaven and Earth” By Walt Zeller, an Essene

May 5
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waltTeachings of the Essenes:  Walking in Harmony with Heaven and Earth


      In a world adrift with seemingly insurmountable challenges from global warming and pollution, to oppression and ideological conflict, the ageless teachings of the Essenes provide direction and hope.  They taught a perspective of life, and living in harmony and peace with self, family, community and the world.  These ancient concepts written over 2,000 years ago can be applied to personal transformation, as well as to the transformation of the problems of the world today. 


     Walt Zeller will present his personal spiritual journey and discovery of the Essene scriptures.  Drawing on various ancient texts and references, Walt will describe and discuss the concepts of the Essene philosophy and its application in our daily lives.  His references include the Essene Gospel of Peace, the Gospel of the Holy Twelve, the Clementine Homilies, excerpts from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi codices, and the Edgar Cayce readings, as well as the writings of Josephus Flavius, Philo of Alexandria, and Pliney the Elder.


     Walt completed a 21 year military career in 2000 and then was called to a path of teaching, healing and guiding others.  He has been a Reiki practitioner since 2000, with certification as a Reiki Master / Teacher in both Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki®.  Walt became an ordained minister in the Essene New Life Church in 2003.  He studied with the Essene Church of Christ, Order of the Nasarean Essenes for seven years, and is currently studying with the Essene Nazarean Church of Mount Carmel in their School of the Prophets. 

      Walt holds a BS in Agricultural Economics from Penn State and an MA in International Relations from St. Mary’s University.  He offers experiential meditation, instruction on healing techniques, and teaching of the Essene history, lifestyle and doctrinal practices. 

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

I speak with the Dead***With Psychic Medium Annette Gerwitz*** 4/24/2013

Apr 2
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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 10-12 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

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