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.


            Gregg Unterberger on Edgar Cayce and Spiritual Advancement

Edgar Cayce

Join us on Saturday, March 18, 2017, for a day of spiritual quickening led by Gregg Unterberger, M.Ed., a licensed professional counselor, International workshop presenter, and popular workshop leader for Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. 

On March 18, Gregg will share his research and experience in moving ahead on the spiritual journey.   

*What is spiritual quickening and where did that term come from?

*Is it possible to shift consciousness on-demand (without years of meditation practice)?

*How can ordinary people make contact with those who have crossed over?

*What is Spiritual Activation and how can it be used for spiritual growth?

*What tools can be used to trigger a spiritual quickening?

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

The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the father, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result.  (Reading 792-2).

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

                        Meet Gregg Unterberger

Gregg Unterberger

Gregg Unterberger is a psychotherapist who holds an M.Ed. and is a licensed professional counselor.  In his private practice, he works with individuals and couples who suffer with depression, anxiety, phobias, grief, and other forms of stress. He is especially skilled in working with individuals to resolve trauma.  

The amazing thing about Gregg's work is that in the resolution of his clients' suffering, not only is there liberation, but there are spontaneous spiritual breakthroughs. Yes, it surprised him too.  As a result, he began to consider how spiritual shifts, or quickenings, might be induced for healing and, more broadly, for spiritual advancement.  If they can be induced, what are the triggers? That is the subject of his program for us on March 18.     

Gregg's books and videos can be found at the online A.R.E. catalog.  More information about Gregg can also be found on his website, Gregg Unterberger

Conference Companion Book

The subject of this conference is based on Gregg Unterberger's book, The Quickening:  Leaping Ahead on Your Spiritual Journey, recently published in 2015.  In this book, Gregg shares stories from workshop participants and individual clients from across the county who have experienced a spiritual quickening that changed their lives. 

These, often profound, experiences were once thought to be the province of saints, geniuses, and Tibetan monks.  However, using metaphor and humor, Gregg demonstrates how you, too, can leap ahead on your spiritual journey.

Edgar Cayce spoke about the quickening and explained it, more or less, as a sudden acceleration of consciousness or, plainly speaking, a growth spurt. Hugh Lynn Cayce characterized it as time and space becoming one.  It often spontaneously happens in experiences of attunement with nature ... a starry sky on a clear cold night, a shaft of sunlight on the ocean, or the notes of a robin sitting in a tree. The mystical literature is filled with descriptions of just such experiences. They move us toward the Divine and the creative energy of the universe.  Hugh Lynn encouraged us to seek these experiences "for one such experience can change the whole course of your life and make this utterly confusing melee here meaningful."

How do we exactly seek these experiences? One way, as Gregg will share in the program, is through the use of sound.

Tones and sounds will be the channel through which the coordinating of forces for the body may make for the first of the perfect reactions.  (Reading 758-38)

In some of his Readings, Cayce advised using sound for healing.  In Reading 758-38 quoted above, Cayce states that tones and sound will aid in making the body responsive to healing.  He goes on to say that there are "coordinations through the auditory organisms" that facilitate normalcy in the body. 

Gregg will share modern day technologies using sound to assist us in raising our consciousness.  Whether our desire is to have more peace, joy, or simply refuge from the trials and tribulations of daily living, these methodologies create shifts.

An Interview with Gregg Unterberger

In this interview, Gregg Unterberger discusses his book, The Quickening: Leaping Ahead on Your Spiritual Journey, with Jennie Taylor Martin, Director of Marketing for A.R.E.  Gregg highlights his research findings and discusses his most profound spiritual experience. 

The place to begin is with Intention and then using the mind to build on that Intention. "That which is constantly associated in the mental visioning in the imaginative forces ... that will it develop toward. (Reading 5754-3 )

Have you ever felt like you were getting somewhere and nowhere at the same time?  That may well be the state of being 'in-between' ... you are not who you were in the past and you don't know yet who you will be in the future.  This state is characterized by feelings of uncertainty because there is a sense that something is ending and what's ahead is not clearly in focus. Gregg calls this the gap.  

Gaps are periods of transition like between jobs, between relationships, between illness and good health, or even between states of feelings like when there is loss. Engulfed by feelings of grief, sadness, maybe even anger, we search for meaning.  Of course, there are those planned transitions like a move to a new house or a new city that come with joy; they are, nonetheless, unsettling at times ... that is the gap. 


Cayce said that our lessons are right in front of us. Will we meet them with grace or on the rocky road of karma?

For all must be quickened - there must be the quickening of the spirit.  (Reading 2067-2)

Being in the gap offers us an opportunity to reflect upon where we are in our journey through life and what lessons are before us. It is a favorable time to consciously quicken ... to move forward with new insights and understandings about ourselves.

Gregg will inspire you to power through the tough times with grace, manage the gaps with ease, and breakthrough to new levels of well-being.      

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.  

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

To register for this conference, Spiritual Advancement: Quickening the Path to Your Soul Growth, 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 $30 million Campaign goal! We are grateful to you!

What remains to be done?  Our Virginia Beach Visitor Center renovation project! The next step in creating a meaningful Edgar Cayce experience for all who visit here.