Wish I lived near Virginia Beach, VA. This is the home of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E). I’m not a “follower” of Edgar Cayce (nor a member of the A.R.E.), but I do respect Cayce’s contributions to the study of spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation, and ancient mysteries. These were subjects that frequently arose in the psychic readings given by Cayce and are now pursued by the A.R.E.
There’s a potentially fascinating conference coming up at the A.R. E.: Understanding Haunting Experiences: Ghosts, Hauntings, Phantom Phenomena, and Their Relevance to Our Lives. According to the announcement:
“For the first time ever, parapsychologists, field investigators, authors, sensitives, and enthusiasts gather at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. to bring you the latest case studies, scientific evidence, and academic research, as well as incredible “ghost stories” of otherworldly encounters with souls dwelling between the realms, poltergeists, and discarnate souls.”
For more information and, if you are lucky enough to be able to attend, go to www.edgarcayce.org or follow this link http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/conferencesVaBeach.aspx?id=1371
There’s also a preconference venue: Tales and Legends of Haunted Virginia Beach.
Though I write only fictional ghost stories, I’m very interested in the serious, non-sensationalized investigation of ghostly phenomena. Let me know if you manage to attend one or both of these scheduled venues and about some of the highlights. Thanks!