Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Save the Date: SESC 2019

Southeastern Spiritual Conference 2019
The Great Web of Love Embracing Mother Earth

Wednesday, June 5 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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, and heal 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 spiritual retreat refreshed, inspired, and renewed!

Scroll down to meet the presenters who will be at the June 2019 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 5-9 should come to the Multipurpose Room in the Community Center behind South Apartments (5604 George Fox Rd.). 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!

Gloria Karpinski

Gloria will offer a three-day workshop (Sacred Activism and the Emerging Feminine: Hope of the Planet) at SESC 2019  and will also lead the Friday night evening program: "Whose Child is This? A Celebration of the Children of the World." 
Her books and meditation CDs will be available for purchase in the SESC Art Center.

Gloria 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 presented workshops, intensives, and keynote lectures in seven foreign countries (Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland, Scotland, Iceland, Bali, Greece) and in 16 states in North America as well as in over 50 cities. She has conducted seminars and given lectures for such diverse groups as psychotherapists, actors and doctors, in venues ranging from large conferences to colleges, churches, hospitals and specialized groups.

She is the author of two books: Where Two Worlds Touch: Spiritual Rites of Passage and Barefoot on Holy Ground: Twelve Lessons in Spiritual Craftsmanship, both published by Ballantine Books.  Both books have been used as texts for interfaith seminaries and study groups, including the Center for Sacred Studies in California, where she is on the online teaching staff.

Gloria received a grant from the Laurence D. Rockefeller Fund for the Advancement of the Human Spirit. Women and Wisdom Foundation, Inc. honored Gloria at their “Service to Spirit” Award Banquet. She was presented the keys to her native city of Greensboro, North Carolina, for her outstanding achievements and contributions. Gloria received a grant from The Blessing Project Foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to produce her book Where Two Worlds Touch in a CD Package.  She is on the National Advisory Board of the Sophia Institute in Charleston, SC.

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 maintains a counseling practice 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 happy that our long-time friend Gloria will be joining us at the 2019 conference!

Laraaji and Arji

Laraaji and Arji will offer a three-day playshop at SESC 2019 - Laughter, Sound, and Consciousness. 

They will also lead the Evening Program on Thursday night: Bring Forth Your Highest Vision - A Magical Musical Evening. 

Laraaji and Arji will share 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. Arji will offer a DreamWork workshop during Friday afternoon free time. 

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.

Cheryl Bridges

Cheryl will offer a three-day afternoon workshop at SESC 2019: Journaling as a Spiritual Practice. She will also speak to us at the Wednesday evening program about Five Things Quakers Can Teach the World. Cheryl will be available for private intuitive consultation sessions during the conference. 

As an intuitive counselor and Quaker minister, Cheryl Bridges has spent her lifetime exploring the healing power of creativity and the inner spirit. She believes that creativity is the key to discovering and expressing Who We Really Are.
Cheryl has been doing intuitive readings/spiritual counseling for 28 years. The focus of her work is to help people identify, implement, and navigate rubber-meets-the-road steps toward a more authentic, abundant, and passionate life.

When she isn’t doing one-on-one counseling, Cheryl uses her intuitive gifts as a business coach, author, college instructor, hospice chaplain, and inspirational speaker. She holds a B.S. in Business & Economics and a M.Div. from Wake Forest University School of Divinity.
She is the author of "Me, Myself, & I ~ 28 Days of Creative Self-Love." More info about her book is here.
More information about Cheryl and her work can be found online at: www.cherylsbridges.com .

Pam and Donald T. McMahon

Pam and Donald T. McMahon will be teaching a three-day workshop at SESC 2019: We Are All Healers - A Potpourri of Healing Skills and Techniques.

They will also share their music with us during the Evening Programs. 

Pam and Don have been making music together for over 50 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 workshops, ceremonies, and concerts. 

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.


Malaika Pettigrew

Malaika will give us opportunities to move and grow with Qi Gong and Spiritual Dance during our Free Time Activities each day. She will also offer private spiritual counseling sessions. 

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, 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 social change organizations serving low income/under resourced families, battered women, 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.​"

Daystar Dial

Raise your frequency with a private dowsing session with Daystar Dial! Information about scheduling consultation sessions will be sent via email after you register to attend the conference. 

Born and raised in the community of the Lumbee Tribe of NC, Daystar’s early years were filled with lots of signs and wonders – from seeing loved ones on the other side to out of body experiences. Robert Monroe’s writings, Edgar Cayce’s readings, and her Godfather, who was the Medicine Man of her tribe, became her early teachers. Daystar had several near-death experiences which have led to her healing work with dowsing. 

Daystar’s certifications include:

 *Graduate in Energy Medicine, by the Monroe Institute. Also included in this certificate is Usui Shiki Ryoho, Reiki I and II, and Master Teacher. 
* Akashic Records Integration Process, by the Akashic Alliance. 
* Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono, by IZI LLC
* A Graduate of UNC-Pembroke
* Certificate of Ordination by the Order of Melchizedek, 1994. 
Energy healing through dowsing can create positive change in many ways:
  • Increase energy
  • Clear blockages that cause pain
  • Neutralize stressful situations
  • Enhance mental clarity
  • Tune and balance chakras
  • Scan and clear places and things
  • Help you feel centered and grounded

Monday, January 1, 2018

Vaughn Boone

July 11, 1916 - July 13, 2017

Our beloved Vaughn picked up his well earned wings 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. We'll always remember the unconditional love and joy he brought to this conference for so many years.

Vaughn dedicated his life to being of service to others on the light-filled spiritual path. His wisdom and loving kindness touched many of us deeply, and we are grateful to him. Born a mystic, Vaughn was 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."

Stanley and Vaughn