Edgar Cayce Potomac Area
 Programs & Events

Mind is the builder ... the physical is the result. (Reading 349-4)

Programs & Events


People come from around the Potomac area region, as well as visitors to the DC metro area, to attend our programs. During the spring and fall of each year, we have the privilege of hosting a prominent speaker from Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.  In the past, we have hosted Charles Thomas Cayce,  Kevin Todeschi, John Van Auken, Peter Woodbury, Dr. Mark Thurston, and Dr. Norm Shealy.


The A.R.E. MidAtlantic Retreat is another opportunity for people from the Potomac region to connect.  The retreat is held annually in June of each year in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  Prominent speakers, well-versed in the Edgar Cayce Readings,  provide information and activities set in a beautiful venue, Shepherd University, located in northeastern West Virginia, on the banks of the Potomac River.  

We also host local speakers who provide practical information from the Edgar Cayce Readings as well as their own experience.


                                  Peter Woodbury on Many Lives, One Source

Edgar Cayce

Join us on Saturday, November 4, 2017, for a day of self enlightenment led by Peter Woodbury, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and past life regressionist.  He is a popular workshop leader and tour guide for Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. 

Peter will share his research and experience about karma, grace, reincarnation, and our place in the grand scheme of things.  This facinating program will be experiential as well as informative.

*Where do souls come from and how many are there? 

*How did souls come to inhabit the earth?

*How is it that earth is a place of learning?  

*Is there a grand plan for us all to return to Oneness?  

*Is reincarnation necessary? 

*What happens during the life between life state?

*What is beyond the third dimension? 

*What are the Akashic records and how can we acces them?

These and all of your questions will be answered in this stimulating program.

Spiritual law is the life. Mental law is the ability.  In the material is the application; and one is the result of the action of the other.  Set these as amulets and let them strengthen thy body, thy mind, thy going in and thy coming out, and thou shalt find in them the truths that indeed make one wise.    (Reading 900-374) 


To register for this conference, contact the A.R.E. Conference Registrar at 800-333-4499 or register Online.

                        Meet Peter Woodbury

Peter Woodbury

Peter Woodbury, MSW, is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and past life regressionist.  He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University and his master's degree in social work from Boston University. In his private practice as a psychotherapist, he works with individuals and couples who seek personal transformation. 

A student of the Edgar Cayce readings for over 20 years, Peter is a popular and respected presenter at the A.R.E. headquarters in Virginia Beach on many topics including the soul's journey, Ideals and meditation.  In addition to being an illuminating teacher, Peter is the instructor for the A.R.E.'s Past Life Regression Certification Program.    

Fluent in three languages, Peter leads A.R.E. tours to South America, India, and Egypt. Perhaps less well-known, is Peter's ability to play Edgar Cayce in a popular one-man show entitled, "An Evening with Edgar Cayce," where people report feelng as though Edgar Cayce himself was present (in spirit, of course). 

                              The Program

The content of this conference is based on Peter Woodbury's research and work leading individuals and groups in hypnotic regression.  Peter will share his findings and stories from people he has helped access alternate dimensions they may not otherwise be able to contact.   

These, often profound, experiences leave people with insight and understanding about their lives. In this one-day hypnosis and regression program, Peter will assist you in healing the past and building a future where potential and possibility are present.

                Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation


Edgar Cayce spoke about reincarnation as the belief that each of us lives not one life, but many lives. The purpose of these lives is to grow spiritually and develop our soul. It was in 1923 that Edgar Cayce gave his first reading on the subject of reincarnation, although he preferred to call it "The Continuity of Life."

A key idea associated with reincarnation is the notion of karma, which is a Sanskrit term that means "deed or act."  It is more popularly known as "cause and effect." Biblically, it can be expressed as "what you sow, you must reap." Although interpretations of these concepts may at first glance seem to undermine an individual's freedom of choice, Edgar Cayce held that these forces are not fatalistic. Rather they provide a framework of probabilities; free will actually determines present-day experiences. 

Reincarnation is a way to view life purposefully. It's importance can be summed up in the following exerpt from the Readings.  

In the studies, then, know where ye are going ... to find that ye only lived, died, and were buried under the cherry tree in Grandmother's garden does not make thee one whit better neighbor, citizen, mother or father!  But to know that ye spoke unkindly and suffered for it and in the present may correct it by being righteous - that is worthwhile!  (Reading 5753-2)

Clearly, Cayce is encouraging us to use the information we uncover about 'who we were' to create a better 'who we are' today. 


In this clip, Peter Woodbury explains Edgar Cayce's view of reincarnation and how it seems to apply to his life. 

First, analyze thyself. Know thyself, for he indeed that knows himself knows his God also. And be sure ye know what and Who is, and where is, thy God. These must be answered within self. For, as the tenets of old, all the principles of the divine that are manifested in the material man are found deep within self. And all that we may know of a universal consciousness is already within self." (Reading 3004-1)

                                Building the Future


Regression offers us opportunities to restructure our lives to build a fulfilling future. The benefits from these sessions are many and varied. Mainstream use often focuses on alleviating suffering including the clearing of trauma. These traditional sessions have been effective in assisting people to move on from painful experiences. However, hypnotherapy and regression sessions also offer ways to enhance oneself by providing a structure to expand creativity, gain insight into relationships, access hidden talents and abilities, recognize old friends and soul mates, diminish fear of death, rewrite past-life contracts, and find new footing in one's own being. Uniquely, they offer opportunities to channel one's higher self for assistance as well as to connect with one's guides and angels.


They that seek shall find.  They that knock, it shall be opened unto them. Then, forsake not the ways that would bring to thee the wisdom of applying daily that thou hast learned ....  (Reading 262-128)

During the program, Peter will lead a special group hypnotic regression with emphasis on reaching the life-between-lives state and contacting our personal guides.  As such, you may want to think about what you would like to gain from this session.  Creating a clear intention for this experiential part of the program will direct energy to your benefit ... the Universe is listening.  

In the days following the program, Peter will be available for private sessions.  You can contact him through his website to schedule an appointment:  peterwoodbury.com

                       The Program Venue

Unity Church of Fairfax

The setting for our conference will be the beautiful  Unity Church of Fairfax.  It is located at 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia, 22124. Click here for Directions.  The Conference begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm; doors open at 8:30 am.  Morning and afternoon breaks are provided as well as time for lunch from 12:00 noon until 1:30 pm.  Although you may bring your own lunch, there are many excellent restaurants and eateries surrounding our conference venue as well as the Farmer's Market located in the Church parking lot. 

There will also be opportunities to purchase books and Cayce recommended products. The book and product tables will be open throughout the day.

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Headquarters in Virginia Beach 

To register for this conference, Many Lives, One Source:  Understanding Karma, Grace, Reincarnation & Your Place in the Divine Plan, please contact Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Register in advance to save; bring a friend and save more.  

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at 67th Street and Atlantic Avenue, across the street from the beautiful and majestic Atlantic Ocean.  People from all over the world travel here to learn more about Edgar Cayce through the visitor's center, conferences, and classes.  Read more



Thank you for creating the future of A.R.E.  The CREATE campaign sought to build Edgar Cayce's legacy through the construction and improvement of programs and projects that assist individuals and groups to live healthier, happier and more productive lives. We did it and surpassed our original $30 million Campaign goal! We are grateful to you!  

What remains to be done?  Our Virginia Beach Visitor Center renovation project! Already underway, we are now renovating the Library and Meditation Room which will be followed by the Lobby, that is once additonal funds are raised.  We are using the Edgar Cayce Readings as a guide to our renovation work.