Sunday, January 1, 2017

Save the Date: SESC 2017

Southeastern Spiritual Conference 2017
It's In Every One of Us

Wednesday, June 7 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Gathering in spiritual community is an empowering and deeply healing experience. The Southeastern Spiritual Conference is a place where you can learn, grow, heal, and celebrate in the company of other wonderful folks. Whether you are new to spiritual exploration or are a long-time light worker, you will return home from this conference refreshed, inspired, and renewed!

Scroll down to meet the presenters who will be at the June 2017 conference. Click on the "page" tabs above for more information about conference events. Click here when you are ready to register.

Triad-area people who would like to register on campus from June 7-11 should come to the Multipurpose Room in the Community Center behind South Apartments. That is where the SESC Info Desk, the Art Center, and the Evening Programs will be.
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We look forward to seeing you in June!

Vaughn Boone

July 11, 1916 - July 13, 2017

Our beloved Vaughn picked up his well earned wings this week and flew back home. Thank you Vaughn for blessing our world for your 101 years! You will live on in our hearts forever.


Vaughn is an inspiration to us all and is truly the heart of our conference spiritual family. This year, Vaughn and Stanley Peele will be offering a "floating playshop" with time scheduled each day to share in the unconditional love and laughter they have been bringing to this conference for so many years.

We feel sure that Vaughn will have some surprises in store for us at the Talent Show on Saturday afternoon!

Vaughn has dedicated his life to being of service to others on the light-filled spiritual path. His wisdom and loving kindness have touched many of us deeply, and we are grateful to him. Born a mystic, Vaughn is a brilliant healer, teacher, artist, singer/songwriter, retired CEO, and the author of a number of books including "Just Passing Through" which is the story of his fascinating life, and "Angels at Work" which includes stories of miraculous events that have occurred at this conference. Vaughn encourages us all to "Choose Joy!"

Watch an episode of WRAL's "Tarheel Traveler": Vaughn Boone - A Lifelong Entertainer."

If you have never had the "Vaughn Boone experience," all we can say is you are in for a treat!

Stanley and Vaughn

Gloria Karpinski

At the Friday night  Evening Program (June 9, 2017),  Gloria will speak to us about how we are all Born For Our Times. More info about evening programs here.   

Gloria D. Karpinski is a holistic counselor, spiritual director, teacher, and author. Her seminars as well as her individual in-depth life attunements emphasize the relevancy of universal spiritual principles to everyday life and the interdynamics of mind, body, emotions, and spirit.

Gloria has taught throughout America and in several other countries. She has conducted seminars for such diverse groups as psychotherapists, actors, doctors, and teachers, from conferences to colleges, churches, hospitals and specialized groups.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina, she was a journalist and design editor prior to being ordained into interfaith ministry by the International Church of Ageless Wisdom.

Gloria is the author of Where Two Worlds Touch: Spiritual Rites of Passage and Barefoot on Holy Ground: Twelve Lessons in Spiritual Craftsmanship, both published by Ballantine Books.

Gloria has received grants from The Laurence D. Rockefeller Fund for the Advancement of the Human Spirit, from the Women and Wisdom Foundation, and from The Blessings Foundation. In 2002, Gloria was presented the keys to her native city of Greensboro, North Carolina. She received an honorary ordination by the New Seminary in New York and now serves on their advisory board as she does for the National Advisory Board of  the Sophia Institute In Charleston, S.C. She is also on the teaching staff of The Center for Sacred Studies in California. CenterCircle Productions is her production label for meditation and lecture CDs and her audio book of WHERE TWO WORLDS TOUCH.

Gloria lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her website, Gloria Karpinski's Center Circle, includes a
 calendar of her workshops, lectures, Intensives and other specialized programs.

SESC is thrilled that our long-time friend Gloria will be joining us at our 2017 conference!

Donna Spring Gulick

Donna Spring Gulick will lead a three-day morning workshop: Create Peace & Love in Ourselves and Our Unbalanced World

She will also speak to us at the Thursday night Evening Program about Going Deeper into Love and Higher into Grace in these Challenging Times.   

Donna will also be available for private consultation sessions.  

Donna has been a mystic, spiritual counselor, workshop leader, speaker, author and healer for 35 years. Though she began spiritual teaching and public speaking in her teens, college and grad school led her to becoming a speech pathologist. By her mid-thirties, however, amidst a busy life with three small children and a husband, she returned to being an intuitive channel for individuals and groups.

This led almost immediately to Donna’s being a spiritual director, teacher, healer and speaker. For more than three decades, she has conveyed universal truths that serve us in the interweaving of the sacred and the practical. Donna, and her husband Dave live in Carrboro, NC. Donna does readings and teaches part-time, and they take care of their young grandchildren two days a week. Though no longer full-time RVing, they camp in their motorhome on weekends and vacations.

To learn about Donna’s private appointments, classes and workshops, check out

Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda

Laraaji and Arji will offer a three-day afternoon playshop at SESC 2017 - Bringing Forth Your Highest Vision.
They will also share magical meditative music with us each evening from 6:30-7:00 pm before the Evening Programs. They will be available for private sound healing sessions, and Laraaji's recorded music will be available in the SESC Art Center.

Laraaji is a creative devotee of Spirit though his music and laughter ministry. He is a long time friend and presenter at SESC who shares his amazing talents at numerous annual conferences, intensives, and yoga-meditation centers in USA and internationally. 

He is an improvisation music master artist whose long list of beautiful music recordings have won their place in many new age contemporary music libraries. Since his major consciousness shift in the mid 1970's, he has been inspired to share a celestial sound and consciousness vision with those who have been drawn to experience his gift.  He currently lives in Harlem, NY.
Learn more on his website; read his bio on Wikipedia.
Laraaji will be joined by Arji OceAnanda, an energy worker (Usui Reiki Master), sound healer, and dream teacher with a private practice based in Niskayuna (near Albany), New York. She has studied extensively with internationally-known dream explorer, Robert Moss, and sound healing pioneer, Jonathan Goldman. She holds degrees in both psychology and counseling. Music, meditation, and spontaneous Flowspace are among her greatest teachers. Her healing work is intutive, heart-filled, and gentle.

Pam and Donald T. McMahon

Pam and Donald T. McMahon will be teaching a 3-day morning workshop at SESC 2017: Holy Breath-Sacred Sound. They will also share their musical talents with us during the Evening Programs and will facilitate our Saturday night Healing Service.

Pam and Don have been making music together for 52 years. Together they are known as Straight From The Heart. These days they share their music at Reiki and Sound Healing Retreats, spiritual conferences, and at their home base, Heartspace Center of ONEness, in Green Creek, NC where they hold a concert each month.

Pam and Don teach Breathwork and Reiki and are committed to exemplifying and sharing ways of walking gently and harmoniously on the Earth, weaving the spirit of Peace and ONEness with every breath. They are honored and blessed to be at SESC again.


LeRoy Zemke

At SESC 2017, LeRoy will be teaching a three-day afternoon workshop :  "Hands On Healing: Theory and Practice."

He will also be available for private consultation sessions.

Reverend LeRoy Zemke is a teacher, minister, author, and internationally known intuitive consultant. For over 55 years, Rev. Zemke has practiced and taught principles for effective living and increasing spiritual awareness. As a life-long student of esoteric studies, metaphysics, and world religions, he brings a powerful and insightful message to his professional work. He has helped countless numbers of people throughout the U.S. and Europe to discover direction, inner clarity, and purpose for their lives.

In October 2014, LeRoy was sponsored by the Foundation for the Enhancement of Global Consciousness to teach, lecture, and counsel for three weeks in Zurich, Switzerland.

Learn more about LeRoy and his work as senior pastor of the  Temple of the Living God, a non-denominational metaphysical church in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Margaret Mohr

Margaret returns to facilitate our Evening Programs as Master of Ceremonies. For many decades now, SESC conferees have appreciated her humor and warmth, as well as her dedication to the conference spiritual family experience.

Margaret will also be leading a three-day Morning workshop about Extending our Personal Rituals Forward and Creating New Ones!

A resident of Pennsylvania, Margaret has over 35 years of experience with personal and group motivation in the spiritual field. She has worn many hats in her life - a radio talk show host, an advocate for women's issues, a leader of "A Course in Miracles" study groups, and emcee for various conferences and events.  She also maintains a private counseling practice. Her interests are wide and varied, but the one constant is an abiding belief that safety, dignity, and fulfillment should be available for all. Her focus as a teacher and counselor is to provide tools which can enhance and nourish the psyche, and inspire awareness of the higher Soul-Self.

Malaika Pettigrew

Malaika Pettigrew will be available for private Spiritual Healing/Coaching sessions and will also offer short workshops during afternoon Free Time. On Thursday, Malaika will lead us in "Dancing to Peace and Joy in a Time of Chaos." And on Friday, she will be joined by Shana Adams for  vocal meditation "Singing to Peace and Joy."

Malaika is a Life Coach, Healer, and Dance Movement Instructor.  She has over 25 years of experience in leading groups, facilitating retreats, teaching leadership skills, counseling, coaching, and healing. She has traveled the world extensively and has a wealth of world views, styles and techniques within her practice.

Malaika earned a Master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from J.F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California, and she taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Naropa University for 11 years. Malaika founded the Institute for African American Leadership 15 years ago. She has served in leadership positions with a number of organizations serving low income/under resourced families, battered women, social change activism and teenage mothers.

She completed her life coaching certification with the Life Purpose Institute and received certification as a Minister of Spiritual Healing through the Takoma Park Chapel.
Visit her website: Ase Life Coaching. Ase (aah-shay) is a Yoruba term defining the life-force which runs through all things, animate and inanimate.

Malaika says, " I believe that within everyone of us lies all the answers. By learning to tune into our body, mind, and spirit, we identify the voice of our heart and become masters of our own healing.​"

Stanley Peele

Stanley Peele and Vaughn Boone will be offering a "Floating Playshop" at SESC 2017. They will be available to share, laugh, and chat, and time will be scheduled each day for them to offer the "Bo-Peep" experience of unconditional love with old students and new.  

Stanley is a newspaper columnist,  writer, mediator, counselor, and nursing home volunteer. He retired as a judge in February 2013.  He helped create organizations dealing with young people and has been a Big Brother to many youngsters. He has been active in spiritual healing and is a facilitator of spiritual groups. He has written articles and three books: A Simple Guide to Spiritual Healing, The River of Light, and What I Learned From Edgar Cayce . He has had a near-death experience and several out-of-body experiences. Other than that, he has not done much. (He has a great sense of humor, obviously!)

Stanley and Vaughn

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