Edgar Cayce's ARE (Association for Research & Enlightenment) Mid-South Area Team - Peter Woodbury
Edgar Cayce's ARE (Association for Research & Enlightenment) Mid-South Area Team - Peter Woodbury

47th Annual A.R.E. Mid-South Retreat

at Montgomery Bell State Park Burns, TN (Near Nashville)

November 9 – 11, 2018

Spirituality for Busy People

Mark Thurston, Ph.D. 



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901-206-6289 or gheru19@hotmail.com


We think of our own times as uniquely stressful, demanding, and confusing – conditions that make it hard to find peace of mind and to support a life devoted to spiritual growth.

And surely the turbulence of today’s world does make it challenging to be centered and soulful; but the era in which Edgar

Cayce gave his readings were at least as difficult.: The Depression Era, World War II, incurable illnesses that we now regard as easily treatable.

In fact, the Cayce readings contain profound teachings and advice for our 21st century world about what it means to sustain a life of Spirit

even in the midst of busy-ness, uncertainty, and discord.
Dr. Thurston’s presentations will offer a program based on the Cayce material about how to

  • ◇  Cultivate resilience and well-being

  • ◇  Deepen one’s meditation practice

  • ◇  Transform limiting attitudes and emotions

  • ◇  Make a stronger connection to one’s own mission in life

    The emphasis will be on practices and approaches that take           only a few minutes a day

  • – methods and strategies from the Cayce readings that can be applied even by the busiest person. 

Mark Thurston, Ph.D. is a psychologist, educator, and author of more than a dozen books about personal spirituality and transpersonal psychology, including The Essential Edgar Cayce (2005) and Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, 2nd edition (2017) and Experiments in ASFG. He is an Associate Professor at George Mason University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses about mindfulness, positive psychology, conflict transformation, and meaning. Mark worked for 36 years at A.R.E. and Atlantic University before accepting a job at George Mason nine years ago. Mark is also a co- founder, with his wife Mary Elizabeth Lynch, of the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute, which for 18 years has offered small group intensive programs designed to cultivate mindfulness, resilience, and a deeper capacity to live one’s life purpose. 


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Local A Search for GOD

(ASFG) Spiritual Growth Study Groups 

Groups normally meet for 2 hours weekly at the home of one of the members. In each meeting they read & discuss the ASFG material, report their application experiences, share dreams, and meditate together. Many groups stay together for decades providing each other with valuable mutual support and long lasting friendships.
The ASFG material was written to be helpful to individuals from all walks of life, all religious beliefs, and all backgrounds. Though this supportive small group environment you can form a personal relationship with the Divine with yourself and within your fellow man. Together, as part of a group, you can study and work with meditation, dreams, intuition, and universal laws. You can learn how you can be a "light to the waiting world," develop better communication with the Divine, improve cooperation with all aspects of your inner self, and discover more meaning and purpose in your life.
Seven Active A Search for for GOD Study Groups in Memphis Metro Area.
Mud Island Memphis
Tuesdays 6-8pm
Wednesdays 7-9pm
U of M Area  (Highland & Walnut Grove)
Thursdays 7-9pm
Ridgeway (St. Francis Hospital Area)
Mondays 1-3pm
Central Gardens
Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm
Cooper Young
Tuesdays 7-9pm
Hernando, MS
Sundays 3-5pm
And there is also a group in
Jackson, TN
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
Glad Helpers Prayer Healing Group 1st & 3rd Mondays 5-7pm
(St. Luke Methodist on Highland Ave.) 
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Memphis & Mid-South Areas!
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• Learn to use psychic protection and clearing to protect yourself from becoming a “psychic sponge”

• Discover ways to avoid burnout, stay grounded, and respect ethics and boundaries by fully developing your gifts, you can improve the way you live your life. With warmth, humor, and down-to-earth guidance, Echo will help make your journey to psychic awareness fun, inspiring, meaningful, and applicable to your daily life. This course’s activities will enable you to interpret what you see and coach you to better define, understand, and practice your own unique gifts.

For this experiential training, you must bring two photos of someone close to you (one could be of yourself) each in an envelope so that the picture is not visible AND one piece of jewelry of someone close to you or your own jewelry.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to train with respected psychic medium Echo Bodine! 

A favorite presenter at A.R.E. Headquarters in Virginia Beach, she will help guide you to new levels of awareness and give you tools and exercises to prompt a new breakthrough experience. The Edgar Cayce readings tell us that we are intuitive by nature and that we can develop ourpsychic abilities to a high level. But it isn't enough just to become more psychic for its own sake—we need to put our abilities into practical use in our daily lives before these gifts take on rea

In this full-day program, you will:

• Understand the difference between psychic abilities and intuit

• Learn problem-solving or healing to a current situation, and find your natural way to fully integrate your spiritual gifts into your daily life

• Experience the process of reading an individual by using psychometry and other techniques for “tuning in”

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