Are you looking for a better way? Our Center hosts a number of small groups—most organized by members, many inspired by the Cayce readings or like teachings—that welcome spiritual seekers from all walks of life. Whatever your background, meeting and sharing your path with others is a well-proven way to grow in awareness and application of spiritual principles.
For more than 80 years, ARE members have gathered in "A Search for God" study groups, to offer Prayers for Healing, to practice meditation and to explore their dreams together, as well as information from the Cayce readings on the Bible and the Book of Revelation. More recently, groups have been formed by volunteers from our community for mutual support in developing consciousness of abundance and prosperity, to awaken and raise our spiritual consciousness, and to study "A Course in Miracles."
You can experience all of these at our Center. These groups are open to all seekers. Facilitators donate their services and the Center donates space to make these groups accessible to all. Donations are gratefully accepted to defray Center costs.
Note: These are the usual meeting dates, times and facilitators, all subject to change. Please check under Latest News on the home page for any updates in scheduling or call (212) 691-7690 or group facilitators for updates.
A Search for God Study Groups
Participants study in a supportive group format, seeking step by step self-transformation by applying the spiritual principles in the Edgar Cayce readings. Primary materials include the Search for God handbooks developed by the first Search for God study group, working with Edgar Cayce starting in 1931.
Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM: The NYC Center's traditional, long-running group.
Facilitator: Norman Curtis
Meditation Practice Group
TUESDAYS 6-7 PM
The Edgar Cayce readings support the practice of meditation as a foundation for spiritual growth. “Meditation” is the first step in the Search for God handbooks, on which all the material that follows is built. Group meditation is conducted primarily using methods described in the Cayce readings, and is followed by a short discussion of concerns, issues or problems participants may want to share about meditation in general or their meditation practice.
Facilitator: Theodora Lazos
Bioenergetic Healers’ Qigong Practice Group
TUESDAYS 6:30-8 PM
This practice group is a forum for integrating Qigong private practice in a group field so that its therapeutic properties can be utilized in stimulating a person’s own immune system for energetic cleaning, balancing and optimal health.
Qigong is the practice of consciously uniting with the flow of life force, known as Qi. Practicing Qigong in a group setting, we create a powerful Qi field used for healing and spiritual growth of our healers. Our form of Qigong, Zhineng, is proven to increase Extraordinary Capabilities (EC)—Intuition and Extra Sensory Perception—to the point of seeing inside the body. Bioenergy healers use this acquired ability to sense energy blockages and dissolve them.
The first hour is spent on the Level I practice and the second hour to study the theory of Zhineng Qigong. Often, high-level teachers from China join us via Skype. Advanced practitioners inspire us to have a consistent daily home practice. Suggested donation $10.
Facilitator: Amir Shah
Bible Study/Cayce Forum
WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM
Facilitator: Elyse Curtis, Ph.D.
Prayers for Healing Group
THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM
Those who attend practice healing prayer, meditate and study materials relating to healing. Come for meditation and healing prayer in person, or call the Center to be placed on the prayer list. Healing by laying on of hands (by request).
Facilitators: Norman Curtis and Paul Dorogoff
Revelation Study Group/ Science of Light
SATURDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM
Facilitator: Elyse Curtis, Ph.D.
SUNDAYS 11 AM-12:30 PM
In the spirit of Edgar Cayce, Charles shares an inspirational talk, messages and angelic healing energies and leads a meditation. He is a Chiropractor and an Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) practitioner who welcomes all to this celebration of universal spirituality.
Facilitator: Rev. Charles J. Julian, D.C.
Prosperity Support Group
SUNDAYS 1:30-2:30 PM
Modeled on the original Cayce readings on economic healing, the members of this group explore spiritual and other principles for developing a consciousness – and experience – of abundance and prosperity.
Facilitator: Catherine Outeiral
Dream Study Group
SUNDAYS 2:30-4:30 PM
Using concepts from the Cayce readings, participants share dream material in a supportive group format, encouraging self-examination and interpretation of dreams and dream symbolism as a way of emotional and spiritual growth.
Facilitator: Paul Dorogoff
The Miracles Group
SUNDAYS 4:30-6 PM
This is a comparative study group discussing mostly the Law of Attraction (Abraham-Hicks), as well as similar concepts in A Course in Miracles & the Edgar Cayce readings. The class meets most Sundays - please check the group's schedule http://tomaso21.com/ACIM.HTML for the latest on meeting dates and the topics currently covered.
Facilitator: Tom Carelli