In 1931, Edgar Cayce, the American mystic and prophet, gave a series of trance sessions that outlined practical steps toward true spiritual growth.
A small group of people in Virginia Beach, Virginia began to study and work with this material. They began to apply the information in their lives and worked hand in hand with Edgar Cayce to put these concepts into lessons that were eventually published in book form.
Cayce insisted that everything we need is within ourselves. In this sense each person becomes their own teacher, and a teacher to others in the group as they show the results in their lives.
During these group sessions, a small portion of the material from the study book is read, discussed and brought into practical application each week. Cayce says this is where the soul growth occurs; not simply by knowing, but through applying the principles. Group meditation, using the devices discussed in the Cayce readings, and prayer are used to seek greater attunement with the Universal Forces. Complementary material from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Islamic traditions are explored as well.
This group is facilitated by Randall Okey, who also leads the Meditation group each week at the Association for Research and Enlightenment on West 30th Street in Manhattan. We meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 4-5 at the Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main Street, Beacon. Across from the Howland Center and next to Beacon Bagel. A $5 minimum donation is requested to benefit the Center. Call, e-mail or check the blog for the next meeting date and time.