Central to the Edgar Cayce
teachings is the hypothesis
that we all possess psychic
ability which can be used
our lives. In the early
1990’s, The Association for Research
and Enlightenment (A.R.E. or Edgar Cayce Foundation) began
a series of psychic development conferences that would build
upon the Cayce legacy and add to humanity’s
of the role of psychic
ability in our spiritual
development and daily lives.
The program participants
individuals who wanted
to become more intuitive
in day-to-day living and
individuals who wanted
to explore developing psychic
ability for professional
Three programs were developed and taught by Carol Ann Liaros
and Dr. Henry Reed. The first was “The Edgar Cayce Legacy” which
concentrated on how to use intuition and psychic ability to
enhance one’s quality of life. Participants were taught
to look beyond psychic phenomena as anomalies and experience
a deeper connection with one another.
The second program was “The Intuitive Imagination” which
focused on using the imagination as a channel of psychic sensitivity.
Participants were taught techniques to reach an attunement
and connection to the positive vibrations within our universe.
The development of the third course, “The Advanced
Psychic Training Intensive”, was an outgrowth of a 1993 conference.
This four-day individualized instruction course was completed
by fourteen individuals. Some participants were focused on
becoming professional psychics or teachers of intuitive development.
Others were seeking to use their psychic ability in their chosen
professions, while a few were simply interested in continuing
to explore their daily lives as a dimension of creativity and
soul development. What they had in common was a commitment
to excellence sufficient to make possible this special event.
Each participant delivered a case presentation involving their
personal use of psychic ability in some area of personal or
professional responsibility. These presentations gave the group
a better understanding of the ramifications of psychic functioning
as well as a chance for the instructors to provide detailed
feedback and supervision on professional issues.
The intensive concluded with a special recognition ceremony,
where participants were awarded A.R.E.’s very first certificates
of achievement in “the psychic development of the soul”.
The group adopted the name of “Wayshowers” with
the logo of the footprints, symbolic of the imprint of the
spirit showing the way. These Wayshowers became research psychic
interns and educators for A.R.E., serving in a variety of capacities.
Many offered mentored group training in their own home towns.
Some served as apprentices and understudies of the panel of
professional psychics which provided psychic readings for the “Legacy” conference
The Wayshowers continued practicing and development of skills
and presentation abilities has prepared some to serve A.R.E.
as educators and psychically accomplished practitioners of
the lifestyle envisioned by Edgar Cayce.
In 1993, the birth of the council of Wayshowers was a significant
step forward in the development of a model of contemporary
practitioner in the spirit of Cayce’s legacy. The group
elected officers, developed a mission and vision statement,
and formulated the basis of a code of ethics for psychic functioning
as well as a set of professional principles.
By the year 2000, with by-laws drafted and adopted, the group
began a more formal election and decision-making process. The
membership had grown sufficiently to explore the possibility
of forming a non-profit organization dedicated to the principles
discussed in the 1993 conference.
By the year 2004, 169 had completed the advanced course and
earned the designation of “Wayshower”.
In February 2005, at the annual meeting of Wayshowers, a proposal
to incorporate was accepted by the attending members. In addition
to electing officers, a board of directors was nominated and
elected. At the astrologically-chosen time and date of 11 AM on July 5, 2005, representatives of the Wayshower Officers and Board of Directors signed papers that incorporated the group. As of July 31, 2007, the I.R.S. granted the application for non-profit status and The Wayshower Association, Inc. became a 501 c (3) - charitable organization.