The following is an extensive resource list of individuals who have influenced Sheri’s understanding of the seen and unseen realms of both science and spirit, which are characterized in her book as Wisdom and Magic.
Alberto Villoldo is a Cuban-born psychologist, medical anthropologist and author, writing primarily in the field of healing and neo-shamanism. Villoldo graduated in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in Inter-American Studies, followed by a master’s degree in psychology in 1972, and a doctoral degree in psychology at the Humanistic Psychology Institute, now known as Saybrook University. His thesis advisor was Dr. Stanley Krippner with whom he later co-authored Healing States: A Journey Into the World of Spiritual Healing and Shamanism. While on the faculty of San Francisco State University, Villoldo founded and directed the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory at San Francisco State University, where he investigated the effects of energy healing on blood and brain chemistry. Villoldo’s published works include Dance of the Four Winds and Shaman, Healer, Sage. He has co-authored a number of books with Erik Jendresen. In 2011 Villoldo produced a documentary Amazonia: Healing With Sacred Plants which focuses on the sacred plants of the Peru’s Amazon region, including the use of ayahuasca.
Amit Goswami is a theoretical quantum physicist is a revolutionary amongst a growing body of renegade scientists who, in recent years, has ventured into the domain of the spiritual in an attempt both to interpret the seemingly inexplicable findings of curious experiments and to validate intuitions about the existence of a spiritual dimension of life. A prolific writer, teacher, and visionary, Dr. Goswami has appeared in the movies What the Bleep do we know!?, Dalai Lama Renaissance, as well as the award winning documentary, The Quantum Activist.
Baird Thomas Spalding was an American spiritual writer, author of the spiritual book series: Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East. It describes the travels to India and Tibet of a research party of eleven scientists in 1894. During their trip they claim to have made contact with “the Great Masters of the Himalayas”, immortal beings with whom they lived and studied, gaining insight into their lives and spiritual message. This close contact enabled them to witness many of the spiritual principles evinced by these Great Masters translated into their everyday lives, which Spalding describes as acts that can be accomplished by anyone who comes to know his “TRUE” self.
Bashar is a multidimensional being who speaks through channel Darryl Anka from what we perceive as the future. Bashar explores a wide range of subjects with great insight, humor, and a profound understanding of how reality creation occurs.
Benoit Mandelbrot was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician with broad interests in the practical sciences. He referred to himself as a “fractalist” and is recognized for his contribution to the field of fractal geometry, which included coining the word “fractal”, as well as developing a theory of “self-similarity” in nature. He was one of the first to use computer graphics to create and display fractal geometric images, leading to his discovering the Mandelbrot set in 1980. He showed how visual complexity can be created from simple rules. He said that things typically considered to be “rough”, a “mess” or “chaotic”, like clouds or shorelines, actually had a “degree of order”.
Brian Greene is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since co-founding it in 2008. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public, The Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and related PBS television specials.
Bruce Lipton is an American developmental biologist best known for promoting the idea of epigenetics, gene expression that can be influenced by environmental factors. He is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit and a leading voice in new biology. A cell biologist by training, he taught at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine, and later performed pioneering studies at Stanford University.
Buckminster Fuller put it in stark relief with this famous question: Are we heading toward Utopia or Oblivion? He challenged his contemporaries to creatively respond to the urgency of this moment by re-framing the crisis as an opportunity pointing to humanity’s “option to make it – to live successfully without compromising the ability for all of life to thrive.” He called for a revolution by design –not political or military – but a revolution driven by the problem-solving creativity of design combined with the empirical demands of science. Fuller’s practice took a comprehensive approach, and in the 1960’s he launched the Design Science Revolution with an open call to the world’s creative communities “to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. Also known as “the astronomer of the people”, he made crucial contributions in popularizing astronomy to the public. His best known scientific contribution is research on extraterrestrial life. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them. He wrote many popular science books, such as The Dragons of Eden, Broca’s Brain and Pale Blue Dot,and narrated and co-wrote the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, Cosmos has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries. He also wrote the science fiction novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name.
Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung’s work was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies. Among the central concepts of analytical psychology is individuation—the lifelong psychological process of differentiation of the self out of each individual’s conscious and unconscious elements. Jung considered it to be the main task of human development. He created some of the best known psychological concepts, including synchronicity, archetypal phenomena, the collective unconscious, the psychological complex, and extraversion and introversion. Jung’s work on himself and his patients convinced him that life has a spiritual purpose beyond material goals. Our main task, he believed, is to discover and fulfill our deep, innate potential. Based on his study of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, Taoism, and other traditions, Jung believed that this journey of transformation, which he called individuation, is at the mystical heart of all religions. It is a journey to meet the self and at the same time to meet the Divine. Unlike Freud’s objectivist worldview, Jung’s pantheism may have led him to believe that spiritual experience was essential to our well-being, as he specifically identifies individual human life with the universe as a whole.Jung had an apparent interest in the paranormal and occult. For decades he attended seances and claimed to have witnessed “parapsychic phenomena”. Initially he attributed these to psychological causes, even delivering 1919 lecture in England for the Society for Psychical Research on “The Psychological Foundations for the belief in spirits”.However, he began to “doubt whether an exclusively psychological approach can do justice to the phenomena in question” and stated that “the spirit hypothesis yields better results”. Jung’s ideas about the paranormal culminated in “synchronicity”, his idea that meaningful connections in the world manifest through coincidence with no apparent causal link. What he referred to as “a causal connecting principle”. Despite his own experiments failing to confirm the phenomenon he held on to the idea as an explanation for apparent ESP. As well as proposing it as a functional explanation for how the I-Ching worked, although he was never clear about how synchronicity worked.The work and writings of Jung from the 1940s onwards focused on alchemy. In 1944 Jung published Psychology and Alchemy, in which he analyzed the alchemical symbols and came to the conclusion that there is a direct relationship between them and the psychoanalytical process.[b] He argued that the alchemical process was the transformation of the impure soul (lead) to perfected soul (gold), and a metaphor for the individuation process.In 1963 Mysterium Coniunctionis first appeared in English as part of The Collected Works of C. G. Jung. It was Jung’s last book and focused on the “Mysterium Coniunctionis” archetype, known as the sacred marriage between sun and moon. Jung argued that the stages of the alchemists, the blackening, the whitening, the reddening and the yellowing, could be taken as symbolic of individuation — his favorite term for personal growth.
Carlos Castaneda was an American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs. The books, narrated in the first person, relate his experiences under the tutelage of a man that Castaneda claimed was a Yaqui “Man of Knowledge” named don Juan Matus. His 12 books have sold more than 28 million copies in 17 languages. Critics have suggested that they are works of fiction; supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy.
Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, is an American late-night radio talk show that deals with a variety of topics. Most frequently the topics relate to either the paranormal or conspiracy theories.
Dalai Lama The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism which was formally headed by the Ganden Tripas. He has worked to overcome sectarian and other divisions in the exiled community and has become a symbol of Tibetan nationhood for Tibetans both in Tibet and in exile.
David Bohm was an American scientist who has been described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century and who contributed unorthodox ideas to quantum theory, neuropsychology and the philosophy of mind. He also believed that the brain, at the cellular level, works according to the mathematics of some quantum effects, and postulated that thought is distributed and non-localised just as quantum entities are. Bohm warned of the dangers of rampant reason and technology, advocating instead the need for genuine supportive dialogue, which he claimed could broaden and unify conflicting and troublesome divisions in the social world. Bohm’s main concern was with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular as a coherent whole, which according to Bohm is never static or complete but rather an unfolding process.
David Hawkins is a widely known authority within the fields of consciousness research and spirituality, has written and taught from the unique perspective of an experienced clinician, scientist, and mystic. A trademark of his research is his pioneering “Map of Consciousness,” which incorporates findings from quantum physics and nonlinear dynamics, thereby confirming the classical “stages” of spiritual evolution found in the world’s sacred literature as actual “attractor fields.” These spiritual levels had been delineated by saints, sages, and mystics; yet there had never been a scientific framework by which to understand the inner terrain. The “Map of Consciousness” is clinically sophisticated in its depiction of each level’s emotional tone, view of God, and view of life.
Dean Radin is a parapsychology researcher. He has been Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, in Petaluma, California, USA, since 2001. Radin was elected President of the Parapsychological Association in 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2005 and has published a number of articles and parapsychological papers supporting the existence of paranormal phenomena, as well as two books directed to a popular audience: The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds. Radin believes that parapsychology is as repeatable as any science but that it is also, as paraphrased by sociologist Erich Goode, “elusive, subtle and complex”, a field of study that is “difficult to replicate” and for which “our understanding of it is incomplete”.
Dolores Cannon was a best-selling author and past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist who specializes in the recovery and cataloging of Lost Knowledge. She teaches her unique technique of hypnosis (QHHT) all over the world. Her roots in hypnosis go back to the 1960s. She has been specializing in past-life therapy since 1979. Her most popular series, “The Convoluted Universe: Books I, II, III, IV” goes further into complex metaphysical theories and covers “mind-bending” concepts. In her book “The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth,” Dolores explores her daring theory that enlightened souls have come to Earth to help our planet ascend to a higher dimension. Dolores’s 18th book, “The Search for Hidden Sacred Knowledge,” was published posthumously in the summer of 2014.
Drunvalo Melchizedek is the author of five books including The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Volumes I & II, Living in the Heart, Serpent of Light and his newest one, The Mayan Ouroboros. These books have been published in 29 languages and reach out to over one hundred countries throughout the world. Having left the United States over 280 times, Drunvalo is a world traveler helping people understand their intimate connection to God.
Drunvalo is the first person in the world (in modern times) to mathematically and geometrically define the human light body called in ancient times the Mer-Ka-Ba.
Eben Alexander III (born December 11, 1953) is an American neurosurgeon and author. His book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife (2012) describes his 2008 near-death experience and asserts that science can and will determine that the brain does not create consciousness and that consciousness survives bodily death. Alexander is also the author of the 2014 book The Map of Heaven which builds on the claims in his previous book, and coauthor of the 2017 book Living in a Mindful Universe which describes his personal journey since 2008.
Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher. He is a German-born resident of Canada best known as the author of The Power of Nowand A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. Tolle writes that “the most significant thing that can happen to a human being is the separation process of thinking and awareness” and that awareness is “the space in which thoughts exist”. Tolle says that “the primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it”. According to his official website, “at the core of Tolle’s teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet”. In his book A New Earth, he describes a major aspect of the human dysfunction as “ego” or an “illusory sense of self” based on unconscious identification with one’s memories and thoughts, and another major aspect he calls “pain-body” or “an accumulation of old emotional pain”.
Ed Whitten is an American theoretical physicist and professor of mathematical physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Witten is a researcher in string theory, quantum gravity, supersymmetric quantum field theories, and other areas of mathematical physics. In addition to his contributions to physics, Witten’s work has significantly impacted pure mathematics. In 1990, he became the first and so far the only physicist to be awarded a Fields Medal by the International Mathematical Union, awarded for his 1981 proof of the positive energy theorem in general relativity.
Edgar Cayce was an American clairvoyant who answered questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis, and future events while claiming to be in a trance. A biographer gave him the nickname, The Sleeping Prophet. Some consider him the true founder and a principal source of the most characteristic beliefs of the New Age movement. Cayce is also notable for his contributions to the notions of diet and health, particularly the issues of food combining, acid/alkaline diet, and the therapeutic use of food. A non-profit organization, the Association for Research and Enlightenment, was founded to facilitate the study of Cayce’s work.
Erik Medhus is an eternal twenty-year-old young man who passed away on October 6, 2009. From his new place in Heaven, Erik’s main occupation is serving as a spirit guide for those who struggle with their human experience. He is the inspiration and contributor to the Channeling Erik blog and community which is run by his mother Elisa Medhus, MD. He is the deceased author of My Life after Death.
Ervin Laszlo is a Hungarian philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist, originally a classical pianist. He is an advocate of the theory of quantum consciousness.
Laszlo’s 2004 book, Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything posits a field of information as the substance of the cosmos. He calls this information field the “Akashic field”. He posits that the “quantum vacuum” is the fundamental energy and information-carrying field that informs not just the current universe, but all universes past and present (collectively, the “Metaverse”). Laszlo believes that such an informational field can explain why our universe appears to be fine-tuned so as to form galaxies and conscious lifeforms; and why evolution is an informed, not random, process. He believes that the hypothesis solves several problems that emerge from quantum physics, especially nonlocality and quantum entanglement. Laszlo became interested in the consciousness theories of Anthony Peake. Peake, whose background was in the social sciences, had sought to explain the fact that altered states of consciousness (such as deja vu, dreams, psychedelic drug experiences, meditation, near death experience) sometimes seem to feature precognition and premonitions. Peake had produced a tentative synthesis of the ancient idea of the “Eternal Return” with modern ideas like the simulation argument, the holographic universe, and the many worlds interpretation. In Peake’s hypothesis, one lives variants of the same life repeatedly, and a premonition is in fact a memory of the past. Laszlo collaborated with Peake on the book The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness Beyond the Brain. In his book, You Can Change the World, Laszlo promotes a linking of non-government organizations promoting sustainable development, using the Internet.
Esther Hicks is an American inspirational speaker and author. She has co-written nine books with her husband Jerry Hicks, presented numerous workshops on the law of attraction and appeared in the original version of the 2006 film The Secret. The Hicks’ books, including the series The Law of Attraction, are “translated from a group of non-physical entities called Abraham.” Hicks describes what she is doing as tapping into “infinite intelligence”. Abraham have described themselves as “a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension”. They have also said, “We are that which you are. You are the leading edge of that which we are. We are that which is at the heart of all religions.” Abraham has said through Esther that, whenever one feels moments of great love, exhilaration, or pure joy, that is the energy of source and that is who Abraham is. The basic tenets of the teachings say that people create their own reality through their attention and focus. Emotions are a person’s guidance system that indicate how close or distant that person is to how their Source feels about a particular topic of focus. Life is meant to be fun and easy. A large part of Hicks’ work centers around the law of attraction, a concept which William Walker Atkinson (1862–1932) wrote about in his book Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World (1906). The essence of Abraham–Hicks’ teachings since 1986 has been presented as follows: Individuals are physical extensions of the non-physical. People are in their bodies because they chose to be. The basis of life is freedom; the purpose of life is joy; the result of life is growth. People are creators; they create with their thoughts and attention. Whatever people can imagine clearly with emotion, by creating a perfect vibrational match, is theirs to be, or do, or have. Individuals choose their creations as they choose their focus. Emotions indicate what people are creating, either consciously or unconsciously. The universe adores people; it knows their broadest intentions. Individuals are invited to happily relax into their natural well-being and know that all is well. Life is not meant to be a struggle, but a process of allowing. People are creators of “thought ways” on their unique “paths of joy”. Desirable physical manifestations such as money, relationships, and lifestyle success are by-products of focusing on joy. Individuals may depart their body without illness or pain. People cannot die; their lives are everlasting. Death of the physical body does not end the life of the individual. The nature of the universe is life-affirming. It is infinite, creative and expanding. All desire can be fulfilled. Individuals are not only a part of the universe but are the very source of it.
Evan T. Pritchard is an author and as a descendant of the Mi’kmaq people, has taught Native American studies at Pace University, Vassar College, and Marist College and is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. Steeped in bird lore by his Mi’kmaq great aunt Helen Perley, he is the author of several books, including Bird Medicine: The Sacred Power of Bird Shamanism, Native New Yorkers: The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York, Henry Hudson and the Algonquins of New York: Native American Prophecy & European Discovery and“No Word for Time: “A regular on radio shows such as NPR’s “Fresh Air” and on the History Channel, he lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Foster and Kimberly Gamble are the creators of THRIVE, a globally-acclaimed documentary that has been seen by over 65 million people around the world and translated into 27 languages. The movie has grown into a Movement with more than 1000 Solutions Groups from 100 different countries.
Frank Fools Crow (circa 1890 – 1989) was an Oglala Lakota civic and religious leader. ‘Grandfather’, or ‘Grandpa Frank’ as he was often called, was a nephew of Black Elkwho worked to preserve Lakota traditions, including the Sun Dance and yuwipi ceremonies. He supported Lakota sovereignty and treaty rights, and was a leader of the traditional faction during the armed standoff at Wounded Knee in 1973. With writer Thomas E. Mails, he produced two books about his life and work, Fools Crow in 1979, and Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power in 1990. “Survival of the world depends on our sharing what we have and working together. If we do not the whole world will die. First the planet, and next the people.”
Fred Alan Wolf is an American theoretical physicist specializing in quantum physics and the relationship between physics and consciousness. He is a former physics professor at San Diego State University, and has helped to popularize science on the Discovery Channel. He is the author of a number of physics-themed books including Taking the Quantum Leap, The Dreaming Universe, Mind into Matter, and Time Loops and Space Twists.Wolf received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UCLA in 1963 and began researching the field of high atmospheric particle behavior following a nuclear explosion. He has appeared as the resident physicist on the Discovery Channel’s The Know Zone, was a participant in the PBS series Closer to Truth, and has appeared on radio talk shows and television shows across the United States and abroad. He also appeared in the films What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004), The Secret (2006) and Spirit Space (2008). He has lectured on subjects related to quantum physics and consciousness since the 1960s, often under the name Dr. Quantum or Captain Quantum. He is also featured in the documentary about the Dalai Lama, titled Dalai Lama Renaissance. His book Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists won a 1982 U.S. National Book Award in Science.
Gary Schwartz is Professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry and surgery. He is the director of the laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he served as a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University. Dr. Schwartz has published more than four hundred scientific papers, edited eleven academic books, is the author of several books including The Afterlife Experiments, The Truth About Medium, The G.O.D. Experiments, and The Energy Healing Experiments.
Guy Ballard visited Mount Shasta, California in 1930, where he said he met another hiker who identified himself as the Count of St. Germain. Mr. Ballard’s experiences take place within the larger North American mountain ranges. Ballard provided details of his encounters in a series of books Unveiled Mysteries and The Magic Presence, using the pen name “Godfré Ray King.” Their teachings form the original nucleus for what are today called the Ascended Master Teachings. And are still being used by “I AM” Sanctuaries all over the world. 
Gregg Braden is a New York Times best-selling author and is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a computer geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he worked as a senior computer systems designer with Martin Marietta during the last years of the Cold War. In 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems, where he led the development of the global support team assuring the reliability of the internet in its early days. For more than 22 years, Gregg has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. His books include The Isaiah Effect, The God Code, The Divine Matrix, and his most recent, Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age. Gregg’s work has been published in 27 languages and 30 countries and shows us beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past.
Hank Wesselman has worked for more than forty-five years with scientists investigating the mystery of human origins in the fossil beds of eastern Africa’s Great Rift Valley and has spent much of his life living with indigenous tribal people. Hank has spent much of his professional life working with these peoples and learning their culture, cosmology and spiritual practices. For 28 years, he’s studied shamanic practices, melding shamanic principles with his anthropological insights to provide us with unique avenues for exploring the further reaches of human potential. In the early 1970s, on safari in the eroded surreal fossil beds of southwestern Ethiopia, he began to have spontaneous visions strikingly like those of traditional shamans and he has been an apprentice and teacher of shamanism ever since. As a result of this deep study, Hank has authored nine books on shamanism, anthropology and personal transformation, including the critically-acclaimed “Spiritwalker”trilogy, The Bowl of Light,and Awakening to the Spirit Worldwith Sandra Ingerman.
James Gilliland is the founder of Enlightened Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence(ECETI). He is a minister, counselor, an internationally known lecturer, best-selling author with the books, Reunion with Source, Becoming Gods, and The Ultimate Soul Journey. James appeared in Contact Has Begun, His Story, The History Channel, UFOs then and Now, UFO Hotspots, ABC, Fox News, BBC Danny Dyer Special, Paranormal State, ECETI Ranch a Documentary, and the new movie Thrive have all featured James and ECETI. He has appeared on Coast to Coast, Jeff Rense, and also the host of, As You Wish Talk Radio, www.bbsradio.com and Contact Has Begun, www.worldpuja.net. He is a facilitator of many Eastern disciplines, a visionary dedicated to the awakening and healing of humanity and the Earth and teaches higher dimensional realities from experience.
Jeremy Narby is a Canadian anthropologist and author. In his books, Narby examines shamanism and molecular biology, and shamans’ knowledge of botanics and biology through the use of entheogens across many cultures. He spent several years living with the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon cataloging indigenous uses of rainforest resources to help combat ecological destruction. Narby has written three books, as well as sponsored an expedition to the rainforest for biologists and other scientists to examine indigenous knowledge systems and the utility of Ayahuasca in gaining knowledge. The resulting documentary film was Night of the Liana. Since 1989, Narby has been working as the Amazonian projects director for the Swiss NGO, Nouvelle Planète. His books are: The Cosmic Serpent, Intelligence in Nature, The Psychotropic Mind: The World According to Ayahuasca and Iboga, Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry into Knowledge, Indigenous Peoples: A Fieldguide for Development.
James J. Hurtak, Ph.D., Ph.D., M.A., M.Th. Founder and President of The Academy for Future Science, an international NGO (non-government organization). He is a social scientist, futurist, remote sensing and space law specialist. He is author of twenty books, his best-seller is The Keys of Enoch®. Among his many other books is one he co-authored with physicist, Russell Targ, entitled End of Suffering and Mind Dynamics in Space and Time co-authored with Dr. Elizabeth Rauscher and Desiree Hurtak.He has two Ph.Ds, one from the University of California (1977), and one from theUniversity of Minnesota (1993). His M.Th. is from Luther Theological Seminary where he studied early Greek, Latin and Coptic literature from the Patristic period under Dr. Carl Volz.
Jean Houston is an American author involved in the “human potential movement.” Along with her husband, Robert Masters, she co-founded The Foundation for Mind Research.Scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, she is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. Dr. Houston is noted for her ability to combine a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality and human development into her teaching. She is known for her inter-disciplinary perspective delivered in inspirational and humorous keynote addresses. A prolific writer, Dr. Houston is the author of 26 books including Jump Time, A Passion for the Possible, Search for the Beloved, Life Force, The Possible Human, Public Like a Frog, A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, andManual of the Peacemaker.“Jean Houston’s mind should be considered a national treasure”, said Buckminster Fuller, a renowned American philosopher, thinker, visionary, inventor, architect, engineer, mathematician, poet and cosmologist. A life-long friend of Jean Houston, his observation is shared by the thousands of individuals, communities, organizations and nations that have been and continue to be inspired by her words.
Joe Dispenza first caught the public’s eye as one of the scientists featured in the award-winning film What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Since then, his work has expanded in several key directions that reflect his passion for exploring how people can use findings from neuroscience and quantum physics not only to heal illness but also to enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life. Dr. Joe is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. As a scientist, teacher and lecturer, Dr. Joe has educated thousands of people in how they can re-wire their brains and re-condition their bodies to make lasting changes. As a researcher, he explores the science behind spontaneous remissions and how people heal themselves of chronic conditions and even terminal diseases. He has been partnering with other scientists to research the effects of meditation during his advanced workshops, using techniques from brain mapping with EEGs to measuring heart coherence to demonstrating verifiable epigenetic changes in his students. He is also currently measuring telomere changes as well as 7,500 gene regulations in this research with advanced participants too. As a corporate consultant, Dr. Joe gives on-site lectures and workshops for businesses and corporations interested in using neuroscientific principles to boost their employees’ creativity, innovation, productivity, and more. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain.
John Edward is an American television personality, author and psychic medium. Edward says he was convinced at a young age that he could become a psychic. After writing his first book on the subject in 1998, Edward became a well-known and controversial figure in the United States through his shows broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel and We TV.
Ken Wilber is an American writer on transpersonal psychology and his own integral theory, a systematic philosophy which suggests the synthesis of all human knowledge and experience. Subsequently, Wilber wrote Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, the first volume of his Kosmos Trilogy. A Brief History of Everything was the popularized summary of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality in interview format. The Eye of Spiritwas a compilation of articles he had written for the journal ReVision on the relationship between science and religion. Throughout 1997, he had kept journals of his personal experiences, which were published in 1999 as One Taste, a term for unitary consciousness. Over the next two years his publisher, Shambhala Publications, released eight re-edited volumes of his Collected Works. In 1999, he finished Integral Psychology and wrote A Theory of Everything.In A Theory of Everything, Wilber attempts to bridge business, politics, science and spirituality and show how they integrate with theories of developmental psychology, such as Spiral Dynamics. His novel, Boomeritis (2002), attempts to expose what he perceives as the egotism of the baby boom generation. In 2012 Wilber joined the Advisory Board of International Simultaneous Policy Organization which seeks to end the usual deadlock in tackling global issues through an international simultaneous policy.
“Kryon” Lee Carroll is an American channeler, speaker and author. Carroll has authored thirteen books on channelings from an entity he calls “Kryon”, and has co-authored three books on what he terms indigo children, a new generation of children he says represents an evolution in human consciousness. Carroll says in his books that he began to channel communication with an entity from “beyond the veil” called “Kryon” in 1989. In his early books Kryon is presented as an entity from the “magnetic service”, who is responsible for reconstruction of the magnetic grid of the Earth, which reconstruction is necessary in view of the changing spirituality and new evolutionary tasks of humanity. In later books Lee Carroll describes Kryon as an angelic loving entity from the Source (or “Central Sun”) who has been with the Earth “since the beginning” and belongs to the same “Family” of Archangel Michael. He claims his information is intended to help humans “ascend to a higher vibrational level”, which, according to his books, is synonymous to overall mental, spiritual and physical evolution. In his books, Carroll provides descriptions of the nature of the channeling process (both his own and that of other channelers, mediums, and clairvoyants), according to which, no channeler is able to convey the received information perfectly, due to bias in individual background and the source being “beyond conventional reality”. Carroll’s Kryon series elaborated a number of popular New Age concepts. Amongst them are co-creating, spiritual contracts, karmic imprints, karmic implants, magnetic layers (strands) of human DNA, karmic groups, synchronicity, ascension, and helpers from other star systems etc.
Larry Dossey is a physician and author who propounds the importance for healing of prayer, spirituality, and other non-physical factors. The impact of Dr. Dossey’s work has been remarkable. Before his book Healing Words was published in 1993, only three U.S. medical schools had courses devoted to exploring the role of religious practice and prayer in health; currently, nearly 80 medical schools have instituted such courses, many of which utilize Dr. Dossey’s works as textbooks. In his 1989 book Recovering the Soul, he introduced the concept of “nonlocal mind” — mind unconfined to the brain and body, mind spread infinitely throughout space and time. Since then, “nonlocal mind” has been adopted by many leading scientists as an emerging image of consciousness. Dr. Dossey’s ever-deepening explication of nonlocal mind provides a legitimate foundation for the merging of spirit and medicine. The ramifications of such a union are radical and call for no less than the reinvention of medicine. His books include One Mind, The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape our Lives, The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing, Be Careful What You Pray For… You Just Might Get It, Prayer is Good Medicine: How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer, Recovering the Soul: A Scientific and Spiritual Search,andSpace, Time & Medicine.
Leonard Susskind is an American physicist, who is professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University, and director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research interests include string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum cosmology. Susskind is widely regarded as one of the fathers of string theory. He was the first to give a precise string-theory interpretation of the holographic principle in 1995 and the first to introduce the idea of the string theory landscape in 2003. Susskind is the author of several popular science books including The Cosmic Landscape andThe Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics.
Lilou Macé is a French-American author, web TV host, video blogger, speaker and interviewer. Macé has interviewed hundreds of authors, speakers and scientists from all over the world about the art of creating a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. She posts these interviews on Lilou Macé TV website and YouTube channel which has 42-million video views. Some of her guests are Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield, Carl Johan Calleman, Marianne Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Eben Alexander, Pierre Rabhi and Bruce Lipton. Mace organizes live interviews in front of an audience at the Theatre des Feux de la Rampe in Paris, where once a month the French audience can assist her with the interviews. She regularly organizes conferences and is invited all around the world to speak and interview. Mace offers all her interviews for free and is supported by donations.
Lynne McTaggert is an international bestselling author and a dynamic, inspirational speaker, who is consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her ground-breaking work with consciousness and the power of intention. She’s chiefly known for the quality of her writing and in-depth research, and her books The Field, The Intention Experiment andThe Bond,all international sensations and now in 30 languages, are now considered seminal classics of the New Science. She’s also architect of the Intention Experiment, a global ‘laboratory’ involving thousands of readers around the world testing the power of group thoughts to heal the world, which Dan Brown featured by name in his blockbuster The Lost Symbol. Lynne speaks around the world and runs regular workshops and teleseminars. As co-founder and editor of What Doctors Don’t Tell You, now published in 14 countries worldwide, Lynne publishes some of the most sought after health information in the world.
Manley P. Hall was a Canadian-born author, lecturer, astrologer and mystic. He is best known for his 1928 work The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Over his 70-year career, he gave thousands of lectures, including two at Carnegie Hall, and published over 150 volumes. In 1934, he founded The Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, which he dedicated to the “Truth Seekers of All Time”, with a research library, lecture hall and publishing house. Many of his lectures can be found online and his books are still in print. Hall delved deeply into “teachings of lost and hidden traditions, the golden verses of Hindu gods, Greek philosophers and Christian mystics, and the spiritual treasures waiting to be found within one’s own soul.” In 1928, at the age of 27 years, he published An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic andRosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of all Ages, which is more commonly referred to as The Secret Teachings of All Ages. The major books which followed include The Dionysian Artificers, Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians, and Masonic Orders of Fraternity.
Marshall Lefferts is president of the Board of Directors of The Resonance Science Foundation. His lifelong passion to discern and understand the fundamental patterns, structures, processes and principles found in nature’s cosmic geometry inevitably lead him to meeting Nassim Haramein in 2000. He has since been an avid supporter of Nassim’s research and educational initiatives and was honored to accept the position of board president in 2006. He is also the associate producer for the movie Thrive which ignited the Thrive Movement (see Foster and Kimberly Gamble). In his words: “Inspired at age 19 by both the sublime power of Aikido and the pragmatic vision of Buckminster Fuller, I have been a student of cosmic design in the physical and metaphysical realms ever since. Having a whole-systems perspective on life, I have brought skills as a designer and producer to various projects for the Buckminster Fuller Institute, as co-director of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, as a founding collaborator of the Gene Keys, and as a board member of The Resonance Project Foundation. I have also created the Cosmometry Project, a knowledgebase for diverse research into the cosmic geometry underlying the fractal-holographic nature of the cosmos.
Michael Harner was an anthropologist, educator and author. He founded the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and the New Age practice of “Core Shamanism.” His 1980 book, The Way of the Shaman: a Guide to Power and Healing, has been foundational in the development and popularization of “core shamanism” as a path of personal development for new age adherents of neoshamanism.As a graduate student in 1956-57 he undertook field research on the culture of the Jívaro (Shuar) people of the Ecuadorian Amazon and began to pursue a career as an ethnologist. His doctoral dissertation, “Machetes, Shotguns, and Society: An Inquiry into the Social Impact of Technological Change among the Jivaro Indians’’ (U California-Berkeley 1963), became the basis for his book, The Jívaro: People of the Sacred Waterfalls. In 1960-61 he experimented with the Amazonian plant medicine ayahuasca, which he wrote about in the articles “The Sound of Rushing Water” (1968) and “The Role of Hallucinogenic Plants in European Witchcraft”. In 1987 Harner left academia to devote himself full-time to his new project, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Walsh and Grob note in their book, Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics, “Michael Harner is widely acknowledged as the world’s foremost authority on shamanism and has had an enormous influence on both the academic and lay worlds…. What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D. T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness.”
Michael Newton is the Founder of The Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy. He holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is a certified Master Hypnotherapist, and is a member of the American Counseling Association. He has also been on the faculty of higher educational institutions as a teacher while active in private practice in Los Angeles. Over many years, Dr. Newton developed his own intensive age regression techniques in order to effectively take hypnosis subjects beyond their past life memories to a more meaningful soul experience between lives. He is considered to be a pioneer in uncovering the mysteries about life after death through the use of spiritual hypnotic regression. He now trains other advanced hypnotherapists in his techniques.
Dr. Newton is the author of three best-selling books, Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives, and Life Between Lives: Hypnotherapy for Spiritual Regression. Dr. Newton has an international reputation as a spiritual regressionist who has mapped out much of our life between lives experience. He has appeared on numerous national radio and TV talk shows to explain our immortal life in the spirit world.
Michael Talbot is an American author of several books highlighting parallels between ancient mysticism and quantum mechanics, and espousing a theoretical model of reality. He is known for his work on the Holographic principle and Holonomic brain theory, based on the research and conclusions of David Bohm and Karl H. Pribram. According to Talbot ESP, telepathy, and other paranormal phenomena are a product of this holographic model of reality. Talbot attempted to incorporate spirituality, religion and science to shed light on profound questions. His non-fiction books include Mysticism And The New Physics, Beyond The Quantum, and The Holographic Universe.
Michael Tellinger is a South African author, scientist, explorer and founder of the Ubuntu Party which supports the supply of resources free of charge across society. He has led a campaign against banks and central banks. He has presented Adam’s Calendar as a site of extraordinary archeological importance, being at the center of a network of stone circles across Southern Africa which purportedly channeled energy in ancient times. He has become an international authority on the origins of humankind and the vanished civilizations of southern Africa. Scholars have told us that the first civilization on Earth emerged in a land called Sumer some 6000 years ago. New archaeological and scientific discoveries made by Michael Tellinger and a team of leading scientists, show that the Sumerians and even the Egyptians inherited all their knowledge from an earlier civilization that lived at the southern tip of Africa more than 200,000 years ago… mining gold. These were also the people who carved the first Horus bird, the first Sphinx, built the first pyramids and built an accurate stone calendar right in the heart of it all. Adam’s Calendar, now referred to as ENKI’s CALENDAR, is the flagship among millions of circular stone ruins, ancient roads, agricultural terraces and thousands of ancient mines, left behind by a vanished civilization which we now call the FIRST PEOPLE. These settlements cover most of southern Africa, an area about twice the size of Texas. They carved detailed images into the hardest rock, worshiped the sun, and were most likely the first to carve an image of the Egyptian Ankh – key of life and universal knowledge, 200,000 years before the Egyptians came to light.
Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science. Kaku is popular in mainstream media because of his knowledge and his accessible approach to presenting complex subjects in science. While his technical writings are confined to theoretical physics, his public speaking and media appearances cover a broad range of topics, from the Kardashev scale to more esoteric subjects such as wormholes and time travel. He has written books and appeared on many television programs as well as film. He also hosts a weekly radio program.
Nassim Haramein while still a child he was already discovering the universal dynamics of matter and energy, which led him on a journey toward pioneering a new approach to quantum gravity and continual developments in unified field theory. He has spent over 30 years researching and discovering connections in physics, mathematics, geometry, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology, chemistry, as well as anthropology and ancient civilizations. These studies lead Haramein to groundbreaking theories, published papers and patented inventions in unified physics, which are now gaining worldwide recognition and acceptance. Haramein’s findings are focused on a fundamental geometry of space that connects us all; from the quantum and molecular scale to cosmological objects in the Universe. In Haramein’s paper, Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass, a prediction of the charge radius of the proton was confirmed with greater accuracy than any other theoretical framework. An experiment performed in 2013 by a team of scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute, confirmed the prediction. In 2004, Haramein founded the Resonance Project Foundation, (now the Resonance Science Foundation) where as the Director of Research he leads physicists, mathematicians and engineers in exploring unification principles and their implications in our world today and for future generations.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. He is well known for participation in the TV shows Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, StarTalk, Gravity Falls and others. He has written numerous books. Tyson has written and broadcast extensively about his views of science, spirituality, and the spirituality of science, including the essays “The Perimeter of Ignorance” and “Holy Wars”, both appearing in Natural History magazine and the 2006 Beyond Belief workshop. In an interview with comedian Paul Mecurio, Tyson offered his definition of spirituality: “For me, when I say spiritual, I’m referring to a feeling you would have that connects you to the universe in a way that it may defy simple vocabulary. We think about the universe as an intellectual playground, which it surely is, but the moment you learn something that touches an emotion rather than just something intellectual, I would call that a spiritual encounter with the universe.” Tyson has argued that many great historical scientists’ belief in intelligent design limited their scientific inquiries, to the detriment of the advance of scientific knowledge.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. In college, Tesla was initially interested in studying physics and mathematics, but soon became fascinated by electricity. He developed the concept of an induction motor while walking in a park with a friend. Tesla’s childhood dream was to harness the power of Niagara Falls. He claimed he never slept for more than two hours at a time. In 1882, Tesla discovered the rotating magnetic field, a principle of physics that forms the basis for nearly all devices that use AC power. While Tesla was working in Thomas Edison’s lab in New Jersey, the two fought a ‘war’ with over the best form of electrical current. Tesla also worked closely with industrialist and inventor George Westinghouse, and their partnership helped establish electricity across America. In 1891, Tesla developed an induction coil that produced high-frequency alternating currents, now known as the Tesla coil. He used it in experiments to produce electric lighting, X-rays, and wireless power, and it became the basis of radio and TV. Tesla held over 300 patents and patented the basic system of radio in 1896. Tesla also dreamed up two concepts that remained purely theoretical: the ‘death ray’ and an ‘impenetrable wall of force’ that’d ward off foreign invasions.
Owen Waters is an author and international spiritual teacher who has helped hundreds of thousands of spiritual seekers to understand better the nature of their inner being and their infinite potential. For more than forty years, his life has focused upon gaining spiritual insights through extensive research and the development of his inner vision. He is a lifelong mystic who started his search for spiritual truths in 1963 when his interest was awakened by an out-of-body experience. After decades of research through deep meditation, he wrote his first book in 2005 called, “The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness.” Shortly afterward, he was approached by an angelic being who revealed the answer to the longest-standing mystery in spiritual philosophy, namely WHY the universe was created. He promptly released this information to thousands of his newsletter subscribers and was then offered access to even more information in order to speed up his realization of the answers to the deeper mysteries of life. In 2015, he turned his attention to documenting his collection of realizations for the benefit of other spiritual seekers. His particular contribution is the presentation of the concise definitions and clear spiritual principles which have been revealed to him over the years. These enable other spiritual seekers to step forward with relative ease into a more enlightening and purposeful life in this bright new era.
Penny Kelly graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and was an engineer for Chrysler Corp. for a couple of years, an educational consultant specializing in Brain Compatible and Accelerative Teaching Methods for twelve years, and a Naturopathic physician for the past fifteen years. Today Penny is a writer, personal consultant, and spiritual mentor for individuals and businesses around the world. This mother of four children has co-written and edited 23 books with others, and five books of her own: The Evolving Human, The Elves of Lily Hill Farm, Robes — A Book of Coming Changes, Getting Well Again, Naturally — From The Soil To The Stomach, and Consciousness and Energy, Vol. 1 — Multidimensionality and A Theory of Consciousness and Consciousness and Energy, Vol. 2 — New Worlds of Energy. Over a two-year period in the early 1980’s, a group of little men in brown robes appeared to to Penny, asking if she would be willing to look at some pictures. At first reluctant, she agreed and during a series of visits she was shown a number of living scenes of the future encompassing the years from 2000 to 2413. The scenes of the future were accompanied by a number of explanations and commentaries by the “Robes” themselves.
Paul Levy is the author of Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil, Awakened by Darkness: When Evil Becomes Your Father and The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality. A Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for over 30 years, he has intimately studied with some of the greatest spiritual masters of Tibet and Burma. Paul says that there is a contagious psychospiritual disease of the soul, a parasite of the mind, that is currently being acted out en masse on the world stage via a collective psychosis of titanic proportions. This mind-virus-which Native Americans have called “wetiko” covertly operates through the unconscious blind spots in the human psyche, rendering people oblivious to their own madness and compelling them to act against their own best interests. Drawing on insights from Jungian psychology, shamanism, alchemy, spiritual wisdom traditions, and personal experience, author Paul Levy shows us that hidden within the venom of wetiko is its own antidote, which once recognized can help us wake up and bring sanity back to our society.
Raymond Moody is a philosopher, psychologist, physician and author, most widely known for his books about life after death and near-death experiences, a term that he coined in 1975 in his best-selling book Life After Life. While an undergraduate at the University of Virginia in 1965, Moody encountered psychiatrist, Dr. George Ritchie, who told Moody about an incident in which he believed he had journeyed into the afterlife while dead for nearly nine minutes at the age of 20 (which Ritchie would later recount in his book, Return From Tomorrow, published in 1978). Moody began documenting similar accounts by other people who had experienced clinical death and discovered that many of these experienced shared common features, such as the feeling of being out of one’s body, the sensation of traveling through a tunnel, encountering dead relatives, and encountering a bright light. In 1975, Moody published many of these experiences in his book, Life After Life, in which he coined the term “near-death experience.”
Robert Lanza is an American medical doctor and scientist. Robert Lanza is widely acknowledged as one of the fathers of the field of applied stem cell biology.” He is Head of Astellas Global Regenerative Medicine and is Chief Scientific Officer of the Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine. In 2007, Lanza’s article titled “A New Theory of the Universe”appeared in The American Scholar. The essay addressed Lanza’s idea of a biocentric universe, which places biology above the other sciences. Lanza’s book Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the Universe followed in 2009, co-written with Bob Berman. Dr. Lanza selected as one of Prospect Magazine’s “World Thinkers 2015.” The thinkers were chosen for “engaging in original and profound ways with the central questions of the world today,” as well as for their continuing significance for “this year’s biggest questions” (in economics, science, philosophy, cultural and social criticism and in politics).
Rolling Thunder (birth name: John Pope) was a hippy spiritual leader who self-identified as a Native American medicine man. He was raised in Oklahoma and later moved Nevada. John Pope has been the subject of several books, notably Rolling Thunder, by American journalist and author Doug Boyd, and the book Rolling Thunder Speaks: A Message for Turtle Island, a narrative edited by his second wife, Carmen Sun Rising Pope. He also figures prominently in Mad Bear, Boyd’s follow-up book to Rolling Thunder, which chronicles the life of Mad Bear Anderson, who Boyd says was a peer and mentor to Rolling Thunder.
Royal Rife was an American inventor and early exponent of high-magnification time-lapse cine-micrography. In the 1930s, he claimed that by using a specially designed optical microscope, he could observe microbes which were too small to visualize with previously existing technology. Rife also reported that a ‘beam ray’ device of his invention could weaken or destroy the pathogens by energetically exciting destructive resonances in their constituent chemicals. Rife’s claims could not be independently replicated and were discredited by independent researchers during the 1950s. Rife blamed the scientific rejection of his claims on a conspiracy involving the American Medical Association (AMA), the Department of Public Health, and other elements of “organized medicine”, which had “brainwashed and intimidated” his colleagues.
Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the beginning of the twentieth century he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy; other influences include Goethean science and Rosicrucianism. In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and spirituality. His philosophical work of these years, which he termed “spiritual science”, sought to apply the clarity of thinking characteristic of Western philosophy to spiritual questions,:291 differentiating this approach from what he considered to be vaguer approaches to mysticism. In a second phase, beginning around 1907, he began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, the movement arts (developing a new artistic form, eurythmy) and architecture, culminating in the building of the Goetheanum, a cultural centre to house all the arts. In the third phase of his work, beginning after World War I, Steiner worked to establish various practical endeavors, including Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, and anthroposophical medicine. Steiner advocated a form of ethical individualism, to which he later brought a more explicitly spiritual approach. He based his epistemology on Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s world view, in which “Thinking… is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as the eye perceives colors and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas.” A consistent thread that runs from his earliest philosophical phase through his later spiritual orientation is the goal of demonstrating that there are no essential limits to human knowledge.
Rupert Sheldrake is an English author and researcher in the field of parapsychology, who developed the concept of “morphic resonance”. He worked as a biochemist and cell biologist at Cambridge University from 1967 to 1973 and as principal plant physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in India until 1978. Sheldrake’s morphic resonance conjecture posits that “memory is inherent in nature” and that “natural systems, such as termite colonies, or pigeons, or orchid plants, or insulin molecules, inherit a collective memory from all previous things of their kind”. Sheldrake proposes that it is also responsible for “telepathy-type interconnections between organisms”. His advocacy of the idea encompasses paranormal subjects such as precognition, telepathy and the psychic staring effect as well as unconventional explanations of standard subjects in biology such as development, inheritance, and memory. Morphic resonance is not accepted by the scientific community as a measurable phenomenon and Sheldrake’s proposals relating to it have been characterised as pseudoscience. Critics cite a lack of evidence for morphic resonance and an inconsistency between the idea and data from genetics and embryology. They also express concern that popular attention paid to Sheldrake’s books and public appearances undermines the public’s understanding of science. Sheldrake has authored numerous books and his ideas have found support in the New Age movement from individuals such as Deepak Chopra.
Russell Targ is an American physicist, parapsychologist and author who is best known for his work on remote viewing. Targ originally became known for early work in lasers and laser applications. He joined Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in 1972 where he and Harold Puthoff coined the term “remote viewing” for the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target using parapsychological means. The term was coined in the 1970s by Targ and Puthoff, while working as researchers at SRI, to differentiate it from clairvoyance. In 1972 Puthoff and Targ tested remote viewer Ingo Swann at SRI, and the experiment led to a visit from two employees of the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology. The result was a $50,000 CIA-sponsored project known as the Stargate Project. The SRI team published papers in Nature and Proceedings of the IEEE. They also presented their work in a symposium on consciousness at a national meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A number of scientific reviews of the SRI (and later) experiments on remote viewing found no credible evidence that remote viewing works, and the topic of remote viewing is regarded as pseudoscience.
Sandra Ingerman is a world-renowned teacher of shamanism who has been teaching for more than 30 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture, addressing the needs of our times. Sandra is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional mental health counselor. She is also a board-certified expert on traumatic stress. She was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicines. Sandra was chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality & Health magazine. She is the author of Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self (Harper San Francisco 1991), Welcome Home: Following Your Soul’s Journey Home (Harper San Francisco 1994) and A Fall to Grace. She is also known for her Albums: Soul Journeys: Music For Shamanic Practice and Shamanic Visioning Music: Taiko Drum Journeys.
Sonia Choquette is celebrated worldwide as an author, spiritual teacher, six-sensory consultant, and transformational visionary guide. She is a world-renowned intuitive and spiritual teacher who specializes in helping others recognize that we are all endowed with a sixth sense that we can count on. A masterful teacher committed to strengthening intuition in our daily lives, she is the best-selling author of ten books and numerous audio editions. A highly trained intuitive, with extensive background in the mysticism of East and West, Sonia was educated at the University of Denver and at the Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in metaphysics. Sonia says, “I am intuitive because I was encouraged at all times to be awake, aware, and guided by my sixth sense. I grew up in an environment that treated intuition not only as natural, but actually essential to successful navigation in life. Intuition is a gift that we all have, that we can all experience, that we can all trust and that we all need!
Steven Farmer is a shamanic practitioner, Soul Healer, ordained minister, and licensed psychotherapist. He’s the author of the best-selling Animal Spirit Guides, the Power Animal Oracle Cards, Power Animals, Sacred Ceremony, and the guided meditation CD Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides.Steven is also host of his own radio show, Earth Magic Radio on ContactTalkRadio. In his book, Earth Magic,Dr. Steven Farmer offers a unique synthesis of ancient shamanic practices and philosophies that have proven over millennia to help heal the spiritual causes of physical and emotional illnesses, augment personal power, enhance manifestation abilities, and encourage a balanced and harmonious relationship with our Earth. After the publication of his best-selling book Power Animals, many people inquired about the meaning of spirit animals that were not contained in that work. In Animal Spirit Guides, Dr. Farmer provides concise, relevant details about the significance of more than 200 animals that may come to you in physical or symbolic form as guides and teachers.
Stuart Mooney is a renowned author, teacher and healer. For nearly 40 years, he has lectured, all over the world, on the “Nature of the Awakened Consciousness”. His spiritual travels are legendary. Stuart was one of the first western clinicians to use yogic meditation in the treatment of mental illness and, in 1972, he helped perform landmark research into the effects of mantra meditation on the human brain. Even today, Stuart remains on the cutting edge of the study of the Psychophysiology of the Awakened Consciousness.
Over the years, he has been authorized to teach more than 100 secret spiritual techniques by the Gurus of India. Stuart has also been approved to transmit spiritual knowledge under the authority of the Shankaracharya of South India. This is a rare honor for a westerner because the Shankaracharya is often referred to as the Indian equivalent of the Pope. The Shankaracharya is said to the true holder of the original, undistorted knowledge of Enlightenment. And, finally, Stuart has developed the rare “Siddhi Power” to transmit Healing Grace. You will find him to be an insightful, compassionate and a very funny individual.
Tom Campbell is a physicist, lecturer, and author of the My Big T.O.E. (Theory of Everything) trilogy, a work that claims to unify general relativity, quantum mechanics, and metaphysics along with the origins of consciousness. The work is based on the simulation argument, which posits that reality is both virtual and subjective. Campbell agrees with other notable philosophers and scientists including Hans Moravec, Nick Bostrom, Brian Whitworth, Marcus Arvan and others who hypothesize that reality is akin to a simulation generated by a computer (or peer-to-peer network according to Aravan), while Campbell contends reality evolved from a “digital big bang”. These ideas are heavily influenced by the concepts of digital physics. The My Big TOE trilogy develops a complete derivation (in outline) of consciousness. This derivation begins with two assumptions and then proceeds to logically derive all the attributes, limitations, properties, qualities, and mechanics of consciousness – what it is, where it comes from, and how it works. The two assumptions are 1) that consciousness exists as a self-changing information system capable of evolving and 2) that evolution exists as a process of natural selection. Neither assumption is particularly remarkable, and both fit comfortably within common experience and everyday scientific understanding. Since its publication, My Big Toe has garnered an international following with Campbell’s videos, as of December 31, 2015 having had more than 2 million views on YouTube and 309 videos of his lectures, public appearances, interviews, and fireside chats explaining fundamentals, nuances, implications, and applications of his theory. He continues to lecture around the world, holding workshops on M.B.T., teaching workshops on the principles of simulation theory and speaking at conferences on the topic of consciousness.
Tom Kenyon and The Hathors Tom Kenyon is also a channel for the Hathors, Masters of Love and Sound. The Hathors are a group of inter-dimensional beings who come from an ascended intergalactic civilization. As they once helped ancient Egypt and Tibet, they have now returned to assist humanity’s current evolution. Their brilliant and transformative utilization of Tom’s four octave voice changes lives and heals people around the world.
Walter Russell (May 19, 1871 – May 19, 1963) was an impressionist American painter, sculptor, natural philosopher, musician, author, and builder. The New York Herald Tribune called him “the modern Leonardo”, a Renaissance man for the twentieth century. Although considered by some a polymath, Russell was not an academician.
He has left a legacy that centers around his unique Cosmogony, or concept of the universe, having spent many years writing about the nature of humankind’s relationship to the Universal One and the degrees of consciousness. Walter was a cosmologist and his study was of an electric universe of motion, not a Newtonian gravitational universe. He stated that you already know all the answers you are seeking. Walter’s Cosmology will help you remember all that you have forgotten. He was very close to Nikola Tesla in the last years of his life. In May 1921, Russell experienced a transformational, revelatory event that he later described in a chapter called “The Story of My Illumining”. “During that period…I could perceive all motion,” and was newly “aware of all things.” Russell used the terminology of Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke in his book Cosmic Consciousness to explain the phenomenon of “cosmic illumination.” Later he wrote, “It will be remembered that no one who has ever had [the experience of illumination] has been able to explain it. I deem it my duty to the world to tell of it.” What was revealed to Russell “in the Light” is the subject matter of The Divine Iliad, published in two volumes in 1949. After five years of preparation, Russell was ready to challenge the field of theoretical physics with his new knowledge. He published The Universal One (1926) and The Russell Genero-Radiative Concept (1930). From the debate with scientists came a tag-line for the Russell Cosmogony, the “Two-Way Universe” of gravitation and radiation. The ideas are further developed in The Secret of Light (1947) and A New Concept of the Universe (1953), explaining the relationship between matter and energy, and between electricity and magnetism. It describes the process of Creation, the nature of atomic and stellar systems, the Natural Laws that govern the universe and man’s relation to God and the universe. An engineer who learned of the Russell Cosmogony in 1930 commented, “If Russell’s theories are sound, they will be of utmost value, as he shows that there can be but one substance, and that the difference [among the elements] is a dimensional difference and not a difference of substance. In other words, if Russell’s theories are right, transmutation can be reduced to a practical reality.” Russell wrote that “the cardinal error of science” is “shutting the Creator out of his Creation.” Russell never referred to an anthropomorphic god, but rather wrote that “God is the invisible, motionless, sexless, undivided, and unconditioned white Magnetic Light of Mind” which centers all things. “God is provable by laboratory methods,” Russell wrote, “The locatable motionless Light which man calls magnetism is the Light which God IS.” He wrote that Religion and Science must come together in a New Age. Secret of Light (1947) and A New Concept of the Universe (1953), explaining the relationship between matter and energy, and between electricity and magnetism. It describes the process of Creation, the nature of atomic and stellar systems, the Natural Laws that govern the universe and man’s relation to God and the universe. An engineer who learned of the Russell Cosmogony in 1930 commented, “If Russell’s theories are sound, they will be of utmost value, as he shows that there can be but one substance, and that the difference [among the elements] is a dimensional difference and not a difference of substance. In other words, if Russell’s theories are right, transmutation can be reduced to a practical reality.” Russell wrote that “the cardinal error of science” is “shutting the Creator out of his Creation.” Russell never referred to an anthropomorphic god, but rather wrote that “God is the invisible, motionless, sexless, undivided, and unconditioned white Magnetic Light of Mind” which centers all things. “God is provable by laboratory methods,” Russell wrote, “The locatable motionless Light which man calls magnetism is the Light which God IS.” He wrote that Religion and Science must come together in a New Age.
Wayne Dyer was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more than 40 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers. He created many audio and video programs and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. Dyer held a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and had served as an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York. Through his early work in college-level teaching and clinical psychology, he discovered a widespread need for the principles of self-discovery and personal growth and sought to bring these ideas to a wider audience. His first book for general readers, Your Erroneous Zones, published in 1976, became an international bestseller and launched his career as an author and speaker. After publishing a string of best-selling books on the practical psychology of self-improvement, Dyer felt a shift occur in his thinking that led him to explore the spiritual aspects of human experience. “My purpose is to help people look at themselves and begin to shift their concepts,” he said. “Remember, we are not our country, our race, or religion. We are eternal spirits. Seeing ourselves as spiritual beings without label is a way to transform the world and reach a sacred place for all of humanity.” Dyer was affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Despite a childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, he overcame many obstacles to make his dreams come true and spent much of his life showing others how to do the same. His main message was that every person has the potential to live an extraordinary life. What’s more, it’s possible for every person to manifest their deepest desires—if they honor their inner divinity and consciously choose to live from their “Highest Self.”
William Bushell has been researching and lecturing on the health-enhancing and anti-aging effects of meditation and yoga for many years at Harvard, MIT, and Columbia, as a Fulbright Scholar and at the Salk Institute. He has collaborated with Robert Thurman and His Holiness the Dalai Lama on conferences and research projects. He is at the forefront of research into the mental and physical effects of advanced yogic practice of the Indo-Tibetan and other traditions. His wide-ranging work seeks to integrate western scientific models with traditional Tibetan tantric systems, and has been presented at many venues and institutions, including recently at the Meetings of the Society for Neuroscience, MIT & the Salk Institute.
Yury Kronn is a world-renowned research scientist, inventor, theoretician, Human Rights activist and organizer. He was formerly a Soviet radio-physicist and is now an American citizen and academic. He is known for developing a theory of resonant non-linear interaction of light with matter, which was the basis for a physics text book, Resonant Nonlinear Interactions of Light with Matter. Dr. Kronn was one of the leading researchers and theoreticians heading up research on high-frequency electromagnetic vibrations, laser physics, and nonlinear optics. In 1982, Kronn and ten other Russian dissidents organized a movement to foster trust and promote peace between the Soviet Union and the West. Kronn chaired the Disarmament Section of the first Moscow International Symposium for Humanitarian Problems in 1987.