Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

Rick Roberts former lead singer and songwriter for 'Firefall' on The Ray Shasho Show

Musician/Singer/Songwriter

Engaging with the World – Mental Health Empowerment

Bestselling Author, Access Consciousness Facilitator and Life Coach

The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes Ed King Legendary Guitarist & Songwriter

Guitarist & Songwriter

Norma Hashim

Activist/Editor

Leuren Moret

Researcher

Diana Luppi

Writer, Author of ET:101 The Cosmic Instruction Manual, Satirist, Cosmic Humorist

Investigative Blogger and Citizen Journalist

Attorney/Educational Columnist

Lindsey Agnew

Health Coach, Life Coach, Personal Stylist

Rev Mary Linn Clarke

Author, Metaphysician and Entrepreneur

Rick Roberts former lead singer and songwriter for 'Firefall' on The Ray Shasho Show
Engaging with the World – Mental Health Empowerment
The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes Ed King Legendary Guitarist & Songwriter
Norma Hashim
Leuren Moret
Diana Luppi
Lindsey Agnew
Rev Mary Linn Clarke
Rick Roberts former lead singer and songwriter for 'Firefall' on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Occupation: Musician/Singer/Songwriter
Guest Biography:

RICK ROBERTS

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN-FOR 'FIREFALL'

 IS THE SPECIAL GUEST ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW 

Singer-songwriter Rick Roberts and guitarist Jock Bartley founded Firefall in the summer of 1974. Roberts had served as a spark for the Flying Burrito Brothers from 1970 to 1972, after Gram Parsons left the band. He contributed several compositions to the repertoire—the best-known being “Colorado”—before launching his own career as a solo artist. Bartley had started as a student of jazz guitar great Johnny Smith, a Colorado Springs resident. With a few band stints around the Denver/Boulder area under his belt, Bartley took over the lead guitar post of Tommy Bolin in Zephyr in 1971. The following year, he switched over to Gram Parsons’ band, the Fallen Angels (which also featured Emmylou Harris) and met Roberts, whose touring schedule with the Burritos often overlapped that of Parsons. Mark Andes, the founding bassist of the bands Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne, joined with Bartley and Roberts, who began an informal series of jam sessions at his home in Boulder. Roberts thought of a fourth participant he’d met in Washington, D.C., singer-songwriter Larry Burnett. At Chris Hillman’s suggestion, they added drummer Michael Clarke, an original member of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

The break came when Roberts, Bartley and Andes toured as Hillman’s backup band. Hillman fell ill during a date at the Other End in New York, and the club owner accepted a proposal to bring Burnett and Clarke into town. Firefall finished out the engagement, and Atlantic Records was sold on the band. By January 1976, the group had completed recording a debut album with producer Jim Mason, who blended the group’s acoustic guitars, mellow pop melodies and vocal harmonies. A sixth member, David Muse, joined the ranks on keyboards, synthesizers, flute, tenor sax and harmonica.

Firefall reached platinum status, and the singles ”You Are the Woman,” “Livin’ Ain’t Livin’” and “Cinderella” together sold in excess of one million copies. Firefall notched more hits—”Just Remember I Love You” and “Strange Way”—and two more best-selling albums in the late 1970s, Luna Sea and Elan. The band’s heady time culminated in an opening slot for Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” tour in 1977, including a hometown Folsom Stadium gig before 61,500 Coloradans. Lineup changes followed, and the band ran out of chart momentum.

Visit Rick Robert's official website at http://rickrobertsmusic.com/

Visit Rick Roberts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RickRobertssftharrison

Guest Category: Arts, History, Music, Self Help
Engaging with the World – Mental Health Empowerment
Guest Occupation: Bestselling Author, Access Consciousness Facilitator and Life Coach
Guest Biography:

Lauren Polly, author of The Other Side of Bipolar, shares her own journey to help others find the life they desire without limitations. Lauren is a catalyst for people who are living their life on autopilot; she helps others shift from surviving to thriving through dynamic healing, self-empowerment, and life-changing tools in her cutting-edge classes and 1:1 coaching. She hosts a weekly radio show called, Beyond Speech, Limitless Communication, and is a Certified Access Consciousness® Facilitator, Certified Talk to the Entities® Facilitator, ASHA Certified Medical Speech-Language Pathologist, and is a registered Yoga Instructor. Lauren has shown thousands of people around the world how to engage boldly with themselves, their body, and the world to create the life they desire. Follow @LPollyLifeCoach and on Facebook and at http://LaurenPolly.com.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, News, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes Ed King Legendary Guitarist & Songwriter
Guest Occupation: Guitarist & Songwriter
Guest Biography:

ED KING LEGENDARY GUITARIST & SONGWRITER

FOR 'THE STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK' & 'LYNYRD SKYNYRD'

ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

“I am the luckiest guitar player on Earth,” Ed King declares.

King caught lightning in a bottle twice: First as a co-founder of the hit-making Strawberry Alarm Clock and then as a member of Southern rock giants Lynyrd Skynyrd.

As a teenager, King was a founding member of Thee Sixpence, the high school group that transformed itself into the Strawberry Alarm Clock. He and keyboardist Mark Weitz wrote the music for the smash hit “Incense and Peppermints,” starting with a memorable riff dreamed up by Weitz. King contributed the bridge to the then-instrumental.

Weitz tells the story: “I couldn’t figure out a bridge for the song. Ed King lived pretty close. I called him and told him I need a bridge for this new song idea I’m working on. He drove over, and about 45 minutes later we had it.”

The single’s songwriting credits notoriously failed to note their role in creating the song, but “Incense and Peppermints” hit No. 1 in 1967 and remains a rock-pop radio staple to this day.

Credit for “Incense and Peppermints” went to a songwriting team that worked with the publisher. He and Weitz collaborated again on “Tomorrow,” which charted at No. 23 in early 1968. Once again, King came to the rescue with a bridge.

King continued to write songs with Weitz as well as guitarist Lee Freeman. Strawberry Alarm Clock songs that King co-wrote include “Sit with the Guru,” “The Black Butter Trilogy,” “Pretty Song from Psych-Out” and “Soft Skies, No Lies.”

King says, “The Strawberry Alarm Clock tours with the Beach Boys in ’67 and ’68 outshine any other period in my life. Carl Wilson coming over to my room to show me the chords to ‘God Only Knows’ far outweighs any Skynyrd experience.”

King stayed with the band until 1972, when he took a flyer and joined a Southern rock band that had opened for the Strawberry Alarm Clock on a regional tour. That band was Lynyrd Skynyrd, which was heading into the studio to record its first album with producer Al Kooper.

King started out playing bass and then switched to guitar.

He formed a songwriting partnership with singer Ronnie Van Zant, which produced “Poison Whisky” on that album and then later “Sweet Home Alabama,” one of the band’s two signature songs.

Other Skynyrd songs co-written by King include “Saturday Night Special,” “Swamp Music,” “I Need You,” “Workin’ for MCA” and “Railroad Song.”

King’s guitar playing and songwriting skills were an essential element to the band's first three albums: Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd, Second Helping, and Nuthin' Fancy.

King decided to leave the band in 1975 during the "Torture Tour." He was replaced in 1976 by Steve Gaines, who was killed in a plane crash along with lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, backup singer Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray. Other band members (Collins, Rossington, Wilkeson, Powell, Pyle, and Hawkins), tour manager Ron Eckerman, and several road crew suffered serious injuries.

Ironically Gaines and King share the same birthdate.

In 1987, King joined the Lynyrd Skynyrd survivor’s reunion tour and played with the band until his retirement from music in 1996.

In 2006, King entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

It is my great pleasure to welcome Ed King, legendary guitarist & songwriter for The Strawberry Alarm Clock and Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Ray Shasho Show. 

 

Visit Ed King on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ed.king.52687

Visit the Lynyrd Skynyrd Page at http://lynyrdskynyrd.com/the-band#timeline

 

Guest Category: Music
Norma Hashim
Guest Occupation: Activist/Editor
Guest Biography:
Norma Hashim is an activist with positions of Vice President at International Union of Braille Quran Services, and Treasurer at Viva Palestina Malaysia.  She has edited 2 books dealing with Palestinian prisoners The Prisoners' Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag and Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak.
 
 

The Prisoners' Diaries Edited by Norma Hashim

The Prisoners' Diaries
Publisher: Islamic Human Rights Commission
Published Date : 26 May 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1903718926

The Prisoners’ Diaries provides a series of first-person commentaries on what Palestinian prisoners have been enduring for decades in the dark recesses of Israel’s unlawful and inhumane network of prisons. This book combines the witnessing by prisoners with just enough information about the magnitude of the Israeli prison system to give readers a true understanding of this most agonizing dimension of the Palestinian ordeal.

" This book is so valuable as it combines the witnessing by prisoners with just enough information about the magnitude of the Israeli prison system to give readers a true understanding of this most agonizing dimension of the Palestinian ordeal.”

− Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University and UN Special Rapporteur for occupied Palestinian Territories

“ I defy you to read these stories and not weep for Jews and Palestinians. Now dry your eyes and work for justice, peace and reconciliation.”

− Stephen Robert Sizer, Anglican vicar of Christ Church, Virginia Water, Surrey, England, writer, peace activist and freelance photographer

“ A humane, beautiful, valuable yet painful book. I ask all people of conscience to read it to learn more about the suffering of the Palestinian detainees in Israeli Occupation prisons.”

− Hana Shalabi, former hunger striker, Hasharon prison, Tel Aviv

 

Dreaming of Freedom Edited by Norma Hashim

       

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Saba Islamic Media; 1st edition (2016)
  • ISBN-13: 978-9675068966

Foreword (Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak)

What strikes me most directly after reading these moving statements by Palestinian child prisoners is the aura of state terror that pervades the lives of all Palestinians living under occupation. Horrifying as is the experience of these children, mainly mid-teenagers, the deeper horror is the degree to which the entire community of Palestinians is scarred for life by Israeli brutality. Of course, it is the stone throwing children that bear the brunt of the violence that is reported by the vivid statements compiled here, but their younger siblings and older parents and relatives that are also being scarred for life by the arrest and interrogation process developed by Israel that seems calculated to be as intimidating as possible.

Reading through such pages of torment, a pattern of abuse clearly emerges that exhibits Israel’s total disregard for international human rights and international humanitarian law as it applies to these young Palestinians, who are totally vulnerable to such oppressive tactics. Although international humanitarian law fails to focus with sufficient specificity on the vulnerability of children, there are some general measures of protection given in Articles 71-74 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which ensures that any civilian subject to occupation who is charged with criminal activity shall be informed in writing in a language that he or she understands, is assured the right to the assistance of a lawyer, and must be given the opportunity to present evidence in defense. It is no surprise, based on our knowledge of Israel’s apartheid administration of Palestinians living under occupation that none of these rights are recognized and respected. Indeed, the daily reality of life for Palestinians of all ages is one of rightlessness and unconditional vulnerability.

Despite the generality of abuse to which Palestinians of all ages are subjected to throughout their entire life, it is important to take account of the particular forms of experience that are the tragic destiny of Palestinian children, realities that begin from the earliest stages of childhood. What these reports convey as a result of their overlapping accounts narrated with a concreteness that makes the reader confident about the credibility of the stories being told. This credibility is further reinforced by the consistent reports of respected Palestinian and Israeli NGOs concerned with the protection of human rights of those being subjected to the rigors of Israeli criminal law enforcement. In other words, from everything we know, there is every reason to place trust in the accuracy of these first-person accounts, and given the careful method by which this material was assembled it is possible to construct an accurate portrayal of this pattern of lawless law.

Among the features of this pattern that particularly stand out, I would mention the practice of apprehending Palestinian youth accused of resistance activity in the middle of the night in the presence of the entire family including very young siblings. The accused youth is literally seized from his home and family without being informed of what he is alleged to have done, with parents being given no idea where he is being taken and for how long. Invariably, as well, the child being taken captive is painfully tied and blindfolded often in the presence of his family, thrown onto the floor of a military car, and generally badly beaten while being taken to an interrogation center or some preliminary holding area. The interrogation process is itself completely alienating and calculated to overcome even the most stubborn refusal of a teenage boy to cooperate with his jailors by acknowledging guilt.

It seems clear that the ‘crime’ that almost all of these Palestinian children are accused is throwing stones at vehicles that belong to Israeli security forces or settlers. There is no claim by the Israeli authorities that these stones caused any injury or even damage, but the allegations are treated as if involving the most serious imaginable crimes. As has been observed by progressive Israeli journalists and others, the throwing of stones should be principally understood as forms of symbolic violence expressive of the inherent right to resist unlawful and abusive occupation. What is more, such stone throwing is consistently met with excessive force by Israel that constitutes violence of a much more punitive and consequential nature, and seems inflicted with an intent to intimidate not only the immediate victim but Palestinian youth in general.

In the end, the tactics used by Israel are mostly successful in extracting confessions from the Palestinian children, seemingly regardless of whether the allegations are accurate or mistaken. What we take away from the ‘confessions’ reported in these statements is an utter inability to determine whether it is accurate or fake. As the prisoners are being threatened with continuous beatings, contrived reports that others have independently confirmed the accusations, prison ‘plants’ or ‘snitches’ who mislead the accused on behalf of the captors, and a variety of abusive practices, it is hardly surprising that the will of these children is eventually broken in almost all cases. In a manner that I encountered in apartheid South Africa maintaining innocence is usually punished worse than confessions, whether true of false, and thus there is no incentive whatsoever to hold out. What is even more dehumanizing, is the demand of Israeli officials that these Palestinian teenagers implicate their friends and neighbors. It is evident that several of narrations compiled here report great courage in holding out by refusing to confess, although in such a confined setting where the difference between guilt and innocence is obliterated the significance of such a sacrificial resolve of steadfastness is rarely appreciated or even known in the outside world.

Another striking feature of this arrest and interrogation experience is the punitive reliance by Israel on post-release punishment in the form of house arrest. Several of these young Palestinians declare that would prefer confinement in an Israel prison than enduring house arrest. At first, this preference is difficult to comprehend. On reflection, it becomes more understandable given the nature of life under occupation that allows so few opportunities for satisfaction, and house arrest is a tantalizing deprivation of the comraderie of friendship and neighborhood life.

These Palestinian children express a shared feeling of humiliation that seems to be even more painful for them than the beatings received. The word (izlaal in Arabic) recurs repeatedly in these narratives, and I think testifies to the dehumanizing effects caused by feelings of helplessness and futility, which Israel seeks to induce so as to give rise to an atmosphere among Palestinians of resignation, if not spiritual surrender. A similar approach is evident in relation to house demolitions that are justified in the name of security, but are carried out for the sake of collective punishment and intimidation. Jeff Halper, a respected Israeli critic of the practice estimates that less than 1% of all house demolitions have a genuine security justification.

There are several conclusions that emerge from this deeply moving collection of separate but interconnected witnessing by these Palestinian children. First of all, the urgent need for a distinct international treaty devoted to the situation of children living under conditions of prolonged occupation. Realizing that Israeli occupation has lasted almost half a century with no end in sight, it is intolerable from the perspective of human dignity and human rights, to fail to offer much more concrete protection, including procedures for redress of grievances. Secondly, we need studies of the longer term effects in terms of trauma of such arrest and interrogation experiences, as well as on the impact on families and communities not only of the dynamics of victimization, but also of the shared sense of hopelessness that is the inevitable byproduct of witnessing a brother or son dragged away by abusive soldiers in the middle of the night. And thirdly, we need widespread dissemination of these Israeli policies and practices, especially as carried out with the evident intent of immobilizing resistance to an unlawful occupation that has gone on far too long.

In this spirit, I commend a close reading of Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak. With such knowledge solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and dignity becomes almost a psychological inevitability and an even more urgent moral imperative of our world than we previously realized.

 

Richard Falk

 

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Guest Category: Education, History, News, Politics & Government
Leuren Moret
Guest Occupation: Researcher
Guest Biography:

My name is Leuren Moret, an internationally recognized Geoscientist and specialist on the environmental and biological effects of ionizing radiation.  In 1968, I was one of the first women to graduate from UC Davis with a B.S. in Geology.  At that time I was made aware of secret mind control experiments at the "monkey colony", by students working there.  Hidden away from the campus in a peach orchard on university property, horrific experiments were conducted on monkeys with the tops of their heads cut off and wires coming out of their brains, which were later described and photos published in the media by opponents of animal experimentation.  Many years later while doing research on the resulting mind control applications for HAARP, I discovered a photograph in a 1964 UC Davis newsletter, of Edward Teller (known as Dr. Strangelove) with New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller by his side, at the dedication ceremony for the new Applied Science Facility where the animal experiments were adapted for human applications and global HAARP transmissions.  The human experiments were conducted in a "safe house" under the MKULTRA program, in Livermore, California.

After graduating from UC Davis in 1968, I collaborated with famous Paleobotanist Dr. Daniel I. Axelrod for 16 years, conducting yearly Paleobotanical expeditions and investigations around the World.  That experience led to collaboration at the British Museum with Dr. Lewis Leakey, identifying paleobotanical specimens from East Africa and reconstructing hominid environments.  I also conducted research at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University, for Dr. Christopher Jeans, son of the well known astronomer Sir James Jeans.

After living in Iran and traveling around Europe and the Middle East, I returned to UC Berkeley and graduated in 1978 with an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies and the equivalent of a Masters degree in Wildlife Studies.  After working at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab 1989-1991 as a geochemist on the WIPP and Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage projects, I became a Federal Whistleblower on nuclear weapons lab science fraud, graft, and corruption.

In the early 1990's I served as the President of the International Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), while conducting PhD graduate work on the history of the earth's magnetic field in the Dept. of Earth Sciences, and received a UC President's Mentoring Fellowship as one of the 5 most promising student scientists on the campus. 

My research led to a chance meeting in 2000 with Marion Fulk, the Manhattan Project scientist who solved the difficult problems on the Hydrogen Bomb for the US Government, and made it work.  He became my mentor and greatest supporter over the next ten years as I built a global reputation as an expert witness and educator on the harmful effects of nuclear technologies to biological systems and the health of the environment.  With this research came a new and perhaps as important field of knowledge, the new global Weapon of Mass Destruction based on Tesla technology known as HAARP.  It was secretly co-developed by the U.S. and the Soviet Union at Livermore nuclear weapons lab and in Russia. 

After visiting 50 countries educating the public, media, Parliaments and Congress, and making 20 speaking tours in Japan from 2000-2010, I finally found the personal satisfaction and fulfillment that had been missing from my earlier career experiences.  Today in retrospect, I can think of no greater reward for my many years of effort and hard work in the sciences, than to be the messenger warning the Global Community about the horrific dangers of HAARP and nuclear technologies, and predicting the HAARP triggered Fukushima disaster in 2004 in the JAPAN TIMES: "Japan's Deadly Game of Nuclear Roulette."

Guest Category: Education, History, News, Politics & Government, Science, Society and Culture, Theory & Conspiracy
Diana Luppi
Guest Occupation: Writer, Author of ET:101 The Cosmic Instruction Manual, Satirist, Cosmic Humorist
Guest Biography:

Diana Luppi wrote the underground sensation, ET:101 The Cosmic Instruction Manual, over 25 years ago.  It has created an enormous ripple over the years, and is now making an international "comeback".  Translations in many languages are being prepared, as the "new wave" hits the shores.  

The first time I read it, I could hardly believe what I was reading - was it a "tongue-in-cheek" quasi-satiric poke at the human condition, from the viewpoint of our "Cosmic Family", who were reassuring us that they are here for us?  Those who have read it know the exquisite feeling of recognition and relief, knowing that in this whacked out, crazy hologram, there are others of like frequency, "out there"... you and I are not really crazy - or alone.  Funny, bordering on hilarious, this treasure of a read is always fresh and always enlightening!  

A vast Inter-Galactic Family knows what's happening here, and lets us know that the old paradigms are truly on their way out - for good!

http://www.et101.net/et101-book.html

Guest Category: Literature, Comedy, Earth & Space, Cosmology, UFOs, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Access Consciousness, Psychic & Intuitive
Guest Occupation: Investigative Blogger and Citizen Journalist
Guest Biography:

Jonathan Pelto has been actively involved in Connecticut public policy, advocacy and electoral politics for 40 years.

Presently, an investigative blogger and citizen journalist, Pelto uses blogging and social media as advocacy tools to educate, persuade and mobilize people with a focus on issues related to public education and the Corporate Education Reform Industry’s growing efforts to undermine and privatize public education in the United States.

In addition to writing a daily blog, which has become the most read commentary site in Connecticut, he has also written a number of articles about education reform issues for media outlets including The Progressive Magazine and Truthout.

In conjunction with education advocate Diane Ravitch, Pelto created and continue to manage the Education Bloggers Network, a confederation of over 238 bloggers and commentators from around the country who share a belief in public education and a willingness to use their time and energy fighting against the Corporate Education Reform Industry.

In 1984, Pelto was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives as a senior at the University of Connecticut and, over five terms, rose to the level of Deputy Majority Leader.  Pelto was a long-time member of the Appropriations and Education Committee and chaired the Appropriations Sub-Committee on Higher Education.

Since leaving the Legislature in 1993, he’s worked as a communications strategist developing and implementing sophisticated public relations, media relations and advocacy programs aimed at educating, persuading and mobilizing targeted audiences.  His clients have included many of Connecticut’s most significant non-profit organizations, corporations, associations and unions, as well as Native American Tribes.

Over the years he’s also managed or worked on numerous political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels including campaigns Chris Dodd, Gary Hart, Connecticut gubernatorial and congressional campaigns and many state legislative races.

In 2014, Pelto was a petitioning candidate for governor in Connecticut running as the nominee of the newly created Education and Democracy Party.  Pelto’s running mate was Hartford Connecticut educator and policy activist, Ebony Murphy.  Pelto and Murphy were not able to collect the necessary signatures to get on the November 2014 ballot.

Guest Category: Education
Guest Occupation: Attorney/Educational Columnist
Guest Biography:

Wendy Lecker is a senior attorney at the Education Law Center, where she oversees ELC's school funding and school equity work in New York.   Wendy was a staff attorney at the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE), plaintiffs in New York’s landmark school funding case. She has also worked as a consultant in education finance and policy for The Rural School and Community Trust and Connecticut Voices for Children. She is currently an education columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Guest Category: Education
Lindsey Agnew
Guest Occupation: Health Coach, Life Coach, Personal Stylist
Guest Biography:

Hi, I'm Lindsay! I am the founder and owner of Well Beaming, LLC; a company devoted to improving the health and wellness of others through a deeper understanding of how the mind-body connection influences everything from how we eat, to how we dress, and our overall life style! I have always had a passion for health and fashion. After graduating with a finance degree from Washington State University, I decided to follow my passion and worked for Nordstrom where I learned the basic fundamentals of putting together an outfit, regardless of your age, shape or size. At the age of 24, I moved to Los Angeles & began a career in Entertainment. As a Casting Assistant, I worked on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss. After reading thousands of contestant’s stories about their struggle to achieve good health and happiness, I knew I had to make a difference. I enrolled in the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and received my certification. I moved back to the Northwest with a mission to help people understand real health is SO much more than diet and exercise.  It is about feeling your best in all aspects of your life.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Fashion, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Personal Development
Rev Mary Linn Clarke
Guest Occupation: Author, Metaphysician and Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

Rev. Mary Linn Clarke, founder of the Inner Light Metaphysical Center since 1975, was raised in this philosophy. It was the only Metaphysical Center to be invited to be a member to the International Council of World Churches. She has done extensive study in this field under the late Dr. Enid Smith and Rev. Lillian Dee Johnson. She studied extensively at Harmonia College in St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as in Chesterfield, Indiana. Rev. Clarke is noted for her healing abilities, as well as her teaching in the development of Metaphysics and what it can do for your spiritual development; mentally, physically and spiritually. Currently Rev. Clarke resides in Ellenton, Florida, with her husband Rev. Thomas Clarke. They continue to guide and teach others this philosophy at various Metaphysical Centers in the area. Rev. Clarke enjoys helping others and hopes this book will provide spiritual enlightenment to all who read it.

Mary Linn’s facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/mary.clarke and https://www.facebook.com/cosmiccenterofspirituallight

Mary Linn is currently holding her weekly 10am Sunday Spiritualist Service at the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light in Sarasota.

Guest Category: Literature, Education, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Personal Development, Spiritual, Access Consciousness
Guest Occupation: Former MLB player
Guest Biography:

Bret Boone (born April 6, 1969) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. During his career Boone was a three-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner, and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He is a member of the Boone family, one of the most recognizable families in baseball.

Boone started his playing career with the Seattle Mariners where he set the club record for home runs in a season by second baseman in 1993 (12 in 76 games)[3] but was traded that same year to the Cincinnati Reds along with Erik Hanson.

In 2001 Boone returned to the Seattle Mariners, the organization with which he came up from 1990 to 1993.[4] Now an All-Star—having averaged 21 home runs a year from 1998 through 2000, twice reaching a career high in doubles (at 38, in 1998 and 1999) -- Boone's superior play continued as he led the league in runs batted in (141), while producing a batting average of (.331). He also broke the Mariners' team record of home runs for a second baseman with his 37 home runs while hitting 37 doubles.

Boone started in the All Star Game in Seattle, received a Silver Slugger Award and finished third in the AL MVP voting. His Mariners paced the league with a record 116 wins, earning the AL West championship and advancing to the ALCS, tying the all-time team record for wins in a season with the 1906 Chicago Cubs.

The following year Boone won a Gold Glove for his defense and continued to show the power he had demonstrated the previous years, hitting 24 home runs with 34 doubles. On May 2, 2002, Boone and teammate Mike Cameron became the first teammates to each hit two home runs in a single inning, doing so in the first inning against the White Sox.

With local media and behind the scenes he was famous for his humorous behavior. Boone took up not one but three lockers, as Erick Walker notes, "one for him, another with a nameplate above that read 'Boone's friend' and a third with a nameplate that read 'Boone's friend's friend' that was scattered with about 100 bats.

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College
Jay Underwood
Guest Occupation: Actor
Guest Biography:

Child star Jay Underwood, best known for playing the title role in “The Boy Who Could Fly” and co-starring in such films as “Uncle Buck” with John Candy and “No Greater Love”, played Johnny Storm in a never-released “Fantastic Four” movie.  Now, after 20 years, audiences will find out why that film – produced by B-movie legend Roger Corman – was never released, via a documentary called “Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four”. Underwood and his co-stars from the never released movie participate in the documentary.

Guest Category: TV & Film
Bryan McClure
Guest Occupation: Actor
Guest Biography:

Award winning actor Bryan McClure is best known for his performances in hit series Hawaii Five-O, the comedy The Starving Games and the upcoming sci-fi project Space Command. The young actor, who trained extensively with Billy O’Leary and Diana Castle, now appears in a new horror-thriller web-series called "Strings." This original YouTube show--targeted at the 12 to 20 age range--began on August 15, 2016, and has been described as a mix between the "Saw" franchise and "Teen Wolf." The series opened with the main characters trapped in a seemingly inescapable room. To escape, the group must work together to figure out why they were targeted.

Guest Category: Arts, TV & Film
Thomas Baldinger
Guest Occupation: Producer and director
Guest Biography:

Thomas Baldinger is a producer and director, known for Two Sides of Love (2014), Who's Jenna...? (2016) and Two Sides of Love (2013). Who’s Jenna, which screens at this year’s Golden Door International Film Festival, stars Tracey Birdsall as a young woman whose new boyfriend suspects she might be an adult film star.

Who’s Jenna?– cast/crew, Thomas Baldinger (director), Tracey Birdsall, Bill Sorvino

Guest Category: Arts, TV & Film
Hypno-tainment!
Guest Occupation: Certified Clinical Hypnotist, Life Transformation Coach, Speaker and Author
Guest Biography:

Matthew Fallon has a diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy.  He is a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, Association of Ethical and Professional Hypnotherapists, Fellowship of Christian Hypnotists and The Academy of Magical Arts.

Matthew holds diplomas in Complete Mind Therapy and Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), and holds a B.A. University degree with emphasis in theater, event production and marketing. Matthew Fallon’s interactive and side-splitting Hypno-tainment!™ Show features audience members forgetting all about their fears and inhibitions, tapping the limits of their imaginations and transforming into astounding performers (http://www.hypno-tainment.com)! Matthew travels and his work focuses on individuals and groups to help them achieve their goals, eliminate limiting beliefs, habits and patterns, all to experience lasting change.  Learn more at:  www.AttainYourFullPotential.com

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Comedy, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Amanda Boudreau
Guest Occupation: Los Angeles/Orange County-based singer/vocalist specializing in opera/classical music
Guest Biography:

AMANDA BOUDREAU

“Amanda Boudreau (Mezzo-Soprano) is a Los Angeles/Orange County-based singer/vocalist specializing in opera/classical music.

Amanda has recently been seen in concert with the Mirror Visions Ensemble with composer/pianist, Richard Pearson Thomas, the Advanced Vocal Workshop in a Liederabend Concert featuring guest artist and vocal coach/pianist from Dresden, Michael Schütze, participated as a student/soloist in a German Lieder program in Trossingen, Germany, and a cast member of the Cal State Fullerton School of Music Opera Workshop performances of Die Fledermaus and A Hand of Bridge, where she comically portrayed the roles of Prince Orlofsky, and the depressed/materialistic housewife, Sally. Amanda is also an avid recitalist and art song enthusiast. She recently gave several recitals featuring full lieder song cycles by composers Schumann and Edvard Grieg, and Spanish art songs set by Manual de Falla with guitarist, Navid Niknejad. These recitals were featured as a part of the voice, piano, and guitar departments through The Fullerton School of Music. In addition to the standard classical repertoire, Amanda is a huge ambassador of newly composed classical music, and frequently collaborates with current composers throughout Los Angeles.

Amanda is the proud finalist in the 2015 Concerto/Aria Competition at CSUF School of Music, First Place winner of the NATS-LA Region Graduate Woman Scholarship Competition in March 2014, and the recipient of the prestigious Lotte Johnson Vocal Scholarship in May 2014. In May 2016, Amanda was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society, and in July 2014 Amanda was granted a Graduate Fellowship for her graduate work in pursuit of working towards a DMA in vocal arts.

In addition to developing her operatic and performance career, Amanda maintains a private voice and piano studio in Orange County, California where she teaches music instruction to students of all ages and experience levels. In addition to teaching, Amanda has taken several seminars, workshops, and training classes that specialize in vocal health and science. She is interested in working with injured voices, and helping professional voice users find their voice again by learning to sing/use their voice in a healthy way.

Amanda holds a Masters of Music in Voice Performance from The Fullerton School of Music, a Bachelor of Arts in Music: Voice Performance from The Crane School of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The State University of New York at Potsdam in Potsdam, NY. Originally a native of Syracuse, NY; Amanda now resides in Newport Beach, CA.”

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Music
Ed Greenberg
Guest Occupation: Actor, Director of improvisational theater
Guest Biography:

ED GREENBERG

ED GREENBERG is Executive Director of the non-profit Laughter for a Change (L4C) (www.laughterforachange.org). L4C brings the healing power of improvisational theater games and comedy to diverse communities in L.A. and around the world such as post-genocide Rwandan youth, former L.A. gang members, and U.S. combat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress.

As a director of improvisational theater, Ed won the prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for directing “The Second City” in Chicago. He began his acting career in San Francisco’s famed improvisational comedy troupe “The Committee.” Ed has acted in movies, T.V., and has enjoyed a long career in voice over acting.

He has taught acting and voice acting at UCLA, USC, and Pasadena Community College. In addition, Ed runs improv and creativity training intensives, coaches executives in communication skills, and works with film directors, writers, and actors to sharpen their comedy skills.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Kids & Family, Philosophy, TV & Film
Klaus Pertl Discusses 3-E Cancer Center Program in Germany
Guest Occupation: Business and Banking, Co-founder of cancer center, alternative health teacher
Guest Biography:

Klaus Nigel Pertl (German-Canadian) was born in 1960 in Canada. One year later he moved to Germany where he was raised and where his formal education started. Initially trained as a Banker, he worked in corporate finance and management.  He graduated in Germany with a degree in Banking and then moved to London (Great Britain) to continue with a BBA in International Business and Banking and worked in London and New York (USA) for Standard % Poor’s as an analyst for Germany Banks.

Since 1997 he has  worked as a Mind Coach and professional visualization trainer (was personally trained by Jack Black from the MindStore System in the UK). In the same year together with Lothar Hirneise he became the co-founder of the non-profit organization „Krebs21“ (Cancer in the 21th Century) in Germay.

In 2006 again together with the internationally renowned cancer researcher and Co-Founder of 3E, Lothar Hirneise, Klaus he became the co-founder and Managing Director of the 3E-Centre in Germany (in the South of Germany near Stuttgart: www.3e-centre.com) In the 3E-Centre he teaches an alternative cancer program that is based on the knowledge and experience we have gathered from all over the world and in particular from studying with Dr. Johanna Ludwig herself. The 3E-Centre is the only centre world wide that offers the „original“ and „strict“ Budwig Diet for people with cancer.

Klaus focuses in the 3E-Centre on the part of the „mental techniques“. He has taught more than 10,000 people in the last 20 years and his particular strength is his ability to convey complex topics in a simple way.Klaus is married and lives close to Stuttgart in the South of Germany.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Self Help
Carl Calleman
Guest Occupation: scientist, writer, speaker
Guest Biography:

Dr. Calleman is back on Cosmic LOVE to follow up on his new book on 'The Quantum Evolution of Consciousness - THE GLOBAL MIND AND THE RISE OF CIVILIZATON'.

How the global mind drives the evolution of both consciousness and civilization.

  • Explains how our brains receive consciousness from the global mind, which upgrades human consciousness to adjust to new cosmological circumstances
  • Reveals how the Mayan Calendar provides a blueprint for these consciousness downloads throughout history
  • Examines the mind shift in humans and the development of pyramids and civilization in ancient Egypt, Sumer, South America, and Asia beginning in 3115 BCE

In each culture, the origins of civilization can be tied to the arising of one concept in the human mind: straight lines. Straight and perpendicular lines are not found in nature, so where did this idea come from? What shift in consciousness occurred around the globe that triggered the start of rectangular building methods and linear organization as well as written language, pyramid construction, mathematics, and art?

Offering a detailed answer to this question, Carl Calleman explores the quantum evolution of the human mind and its resonance with the global mind. He examines how our brains are not thinking machines but individual receivers of consciousness from the global mind, which creates holographic downloads to adjust human consciousness to new cosmological circumstances.

He explains how the Mayan Calendar provides a blueprint for these downloads throughout history and how the global mind, rather than the individual, has the power to make civilizations rise and fall. He shows how, at the beginning of the 6th Baktun in 3115 BCE, the global mind imparted the capacity to conceptualize spatial relations in terms of straight and perpendicular lines, initiating the building of pyramids and megaliths around the world and leading to the rise of modern civilization. He examines the symbolism within the Great Pyramid of Giza and the pyramid at Chichen Itza and looks at the differences between humans of the 6th Baktun and their ancestors of the 5th Baktun in ancient Egypt, Sumer, South America, and Asia.

He reveals how the global mind connects us to the inner core of the Earth and discusses how the two halves of the brain parallel the civilizations of the East and West. Outlining the historical, psychological, geophysical, and neurological roots of the modern human mind, Calleman shows how studying early civilizations offers a means of understanding the evolution of consciousness.

Carl Johan Calleman holds a Ph.D. in physical biology from the University of Stockholm. A leading expert on the Mayan Calendar, he is the author of
The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness and
The Purposeful Universe. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Guest Category: Education, History, Science, Society and Culture
Yves Engler
Guest Occupation: Activist/Author
Guest Biography:

Former Vice President of the Concordia Student Union, Yves Engler is a Montréal-based activist and author. He has  published eight books: Canada in Africa — 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation, The Ugly Canadian — Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy, Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping — The Truth May Hurt, Stop Signs — Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay (with Bianca Mugyenyi), The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy (Shortlisted for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non Fiction in the Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards), Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical and (with Anthony Fenton) Canada in Haiti: Waging War on The Poor Majority and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid. Yves was born in Vancouver, where he grew up playing hockey. He was a peewee teammate of NHL star Mike Ribeiro at Huron Hochelaga in Montréal before playing in the B.C. Junior League. After being suspended from Concordia University, he turned to research and writing, but he’s still a fan of the great Canadian sport.

The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy

by YVES ENGLER

About the book:

 

This book could change how you see Canada. Numerous studies have found that Canadians' self-appraisal of their country's foreign policy is more positive than any other country. Most believe Canada's primary role has been as peacekeeper or honest broker in difficult-to-solve disputes. But, contrary to the mythology of Canada as a force for good in the world, The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy sheds light on many dark corners of Canadian foreign policy: From troops that joined the British in Sudan in 1885 to gunboat diplomacy in the Caribbean and aspirations of Central American empire, to participation in the UN mission that killed Patrice Lumumba in the Congo, to important support for apartheid South Africa, Zionism and the US war in Vietnam, to helping overthrow Salvador Allende and supporting the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, to Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan today.

Praise for Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy:

We bear responsibility for what governments do in the world, primarily our own, but secondarily those we can influence, our allies in particular. Yves Engler's penetrating inquiry yields a rich trove of valuable evidence about Canada's role in the world, and poses a challenge for citizens who are willing to take their fundamental responsibilities seriously. --Noam Chomsky

Engler has done for Canadian foreign policy what I tried to do for United States foreign policy in my book "Killing Hope" -- cover each region of the world, showing how "peaceful, benevolent, altruistic Canada" has, on numerous occasions, served as an integral part of Western imperialism, particularly the American version, helping to keep the Third World down and in its place. From Vietnam to Haiti, Canada has served the political and economic demands of US foreign policy and the multinational corporations. The picture that emerges is not the image of Canada the world has long admired. --William Blum

Guest Category: Education, History, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture, Theory & Conspiracy

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