Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

Rene Barnett, Reality TV Producer, Radio Producer, Print Journalist and Editor
Guest Occupation: Reality TV Producer, Radio Producer, Print Journalist, Editor
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: http://www.nightvisionproductions.com/about

René Barnett is a veteran reality television producer specializing in entertainment specials, series, documentaries and reality-based programming. Her producing credits include some of the premiere specials and series of the reality television genre, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Unmasked: Exposing the Secrets of Deception, Strange Universe, Places of Mystery, Guinness Book of Records Primetime and many others.

René’s television producing credits include programs for most U.S. networks and many cable channels, and her professional background spans other media as well. A former radio producer/personality and print journalist, Barnett was managing editor of UFO magazine, an internationally circulated periodical, from the early to mid-nineties.

In 2001, Barnett joined forces with award-winning British documentary director Bruce Burgess to form Bluebook Films, producing investigative documentary specials for television.

In 2005, the two established 1244 Films to produce their first theatrical documentary film, Bloodline, which premiered in the spring of 2008 and enjoyed sold-out theaters and critical acclaim.

Returning to her radio roots, René has recently established NightVision Productions and launched NightVision Radio, covering conspiracies, hidden history and the paranormal and will soon launch a new one-hour radio show in collaboration with Purple Rose Entertainment called DANCING WITH GHOSTS with renowned psychic Rebecca Fearing.

Guest Category: Theory & Conspiracy, TV & Film
Nancy Talbott, Ufologist, Crop Circles Expert and Researcher
Guest Occupation: Ufologist, Crop Circles Expert, Researcher
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: http://www.bltresearch.com/

Nancy Talbott is President of BLT Research Team Inc.  Nancy is a leading Crop Circles  and UFO Researcher.

The BLT Research Team Inc.'s primary focus is crop circle research - the discovery, scientific documentation and evaluation of physical changes induced in plants, soils and other materials at crop circle sites by the energy (or energy system) responsible for creating them and to determine, if possible, from these data the specific nature and source of these energies.

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs
Jonathan Stein, Ph.D., Fitness Instructor, Molecular Geneticist, Cancer Researcher and DNA Lab Director
Guest Occupation: Fitness Instructor, Molecular Geneticist, Cancer Researcher, DNA Lab Director
Guest Biography:

Dr. Jonathan Stein received his bachelor's degree with Honors in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He then completed his graduate studies at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston with a focus on developmental genetics (Masters) and then molecular and cancer genetics (Doctorate). He completed his postdoctoral studies in molecular and cancer genetics at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Stein has published several papers on genetics, received several grants, and been honored with numerous awards. In addition, he has successfully managed large-scale commercial laboratory operations.

Dr. Stein's extensive experience in bioassay development and laboratory quality control will further SpectraCell's ongoing commitment to its clients and their patients. In doing so, SpectraCell will continue to provide the highest quality laboratory testing and service.

About SpectraCell Laboratories
SpectraCell is a CLIA accredited laboratory that services healthcare providers nationwide by providing an innovative assessment of a patient's nutritional status. Unlike traditional serum, hair and urine tests, SpectraCell's patented FIA(TM) (Functional Intracellular Analysis) process evaluates how an individual's cells respond to varied environments of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. By measuring the functionality of specific vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in a patient's own cells, personal differences in age, genetics, health, prescription drug usage, absorption rate or other factors are taken into consideration, opening a true "window on intracellular function."

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Biology & Chemistry
Jay Weidner, Conspiracy Hunter, Author, Filmmaker and Hermetic Scholar
Guest Occupation: Conspiracy Hunter, Author, Filmmaker, Hermetic Scholar
Guest Biography:

Called by Wired Magazine an “authority on the hermetic and alchemical traditions,” and “erudite conspiracy hunter, ”Jay Weidner is a renowned author, filmmaker and hermetic scholar. Considered to be a ‘modern-day Indiana Jones’ for his ongoing worldwide quests to find clues to mankind’s spiritual destiny via ancient societies and artifacts, his body of work offers great insight into the circumstances that have led to the current global crisis. He is the director of the powerful and insightful documentaries, Kubrick's Odyssey, Infinity; The Ultimate Trip, and the forthcoming feature film, Shasta. He is also the producer of the popular documentary films, 2012 The Odyssey and its sequel, Timewave 2013.

Jay was featured in the History Channel’s documentary, The Lost Book of Nostradamus and was associate producer and featured in the History Channel’s special, Nostradamus 2012, and also in Brad Meltzers, Decoded. He also participated in Jesse Ventura's, Conspiracy Theory for TruTV.

In addition, he is the co-author of The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye; Alchemy and the End of Time, (Destiny Books) and A Monument to the End of Time(with Vincent Bridges), as well as a contributing writer for the book, The Mystery of 2012 (Sounds True).

Guest Category: History, Theory & Conspiracy, TV & Film
Reverend Goddess Charmaine, Reiki Master, Hynotherapist, Aromatherapist, Tantric Energy Specialist, Sex Educator, Counselor, Personal Empowerment Facilitator and Author
Guest Occupation: Reiki Master, Hynotherapist, Aromatherapist, Tantric Energy Specialist, Sex Educator, Counselor, Personal Empowerment Facilitator, Author
Guest Biography:

Reverend Charmaine was ordained by the New Seminary, a school of interfaith theology in New York City. She is a Reiki Master, certified hypnotherapist, trained aromatherapist, and tantric energy specialist.

Reverend Charmaine is a member of (American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists). She is also a member of ASEP (Association of Sexual Energy Professionals).

She assists organizations such as Alternatives to Domestic Violence; the New York City school system; and the New School for Social Research, where she taught stress relief and chakra balancing, and performed aura readings for students.

Reverend Charmaine has been interviewed on radio station WWRL, Channel 9 News, and has also been profiled for her personal growth in the holistic magazine To Your Health.

She was recently featured on Sirius Radio's Playboy Channel, where she was interviewed by host Deanna Brooks regarding her book, The Sensuous Mystic: Uniting Sex and Spirit. She later fielded questions from listeners - one of whom enthusiastically called it "an awesome show"!

She has led workshops in the tri-state area since 1992, and is continually increasing her work as a facilitator of personal empowerment through workshops and one-on-one sessions: the individual sessions include sexual counseling, spiritual counseling, tantric energy work, aura readings and cleansings, chakra balancings, and spiritual tarot readings; her workshops include chakra intensives, Goddess rituals, Second Sunday Services and various others that continue to support empowerment for all.

Her unique methods center on our natural ability to evolve by healing ourselves and others. With her guidance and assistance, one is lead through a series of letting-go processes. These experiences enable one to work through and leave behind a lifetime of fears and paralyzing self-doubt, to attain the position of strength and power that is rightfully their own.

In July, 2000, in a primitive and intense ritual, she was initiated into Goddesshood. From this ceremony, she realized that she'd been called to bring forth the unification of Sex and Spirit.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Self Help, Sex, Tantra Sex, Sexuality, Tarot & Other Cards, Divination
Nash Mourad, Executive Consultant, Strategic Planner, Operations Specialist, Organizational Management Trainer, Communicator, Leadership Developer, Enterprise Architect, Business Analysist, IT Operations Manager and Former U.S. Marine
Guest Occupation: Executive Consultant, Strategic Planner, Operations Specialist, Organizational Management Trainer, Communicator, Leadership Developer, Enterprise Architect, Business Analysist, IT Operations Manager, Former U.S. Marine
Guest Biography:

Nash Mourad is the Founder, President, and Principal Managing Partner of Corporate Facilitator LLC. Mr. Mourad is has served as a Strategic Planning and Operations Transformation Executive and Executive Consultant for 26 years. This experience includes diverse global leadership in strategic planning initiatives, commercial and government service delivery, and providing executive subject matter expertise to organizations on issues of training, communications, stakeholder alignment, leadership development, enterprise architecture, change management and project management. His clients include Fortune 100, US Federal Agencies, US State Governments and a Foreign Government. He served in the US Marine Corps and has held Top Secret clearances. He has Transformation Executive and Operations Management experience of all IT Service functions to include Enterprise Architecture, Program/Project Management Office, Network Infrastructure, and Software Development, Business Analysis, Training Management & Help Desk, leading an array of highly specialized professional management and individual contributor skill sets. In 2010, residing in Shanghai, China for four months, he developed and delivered custom English language training approaches for a variety of students ranging in age from ten to twenty. During this time, he also traveled to Japan, Hong Kong, and Shenzen, China. In 2011, he led the State Government of Alaska through an intensive Enterprise Architecture - Organizational Change Readiness Discovery. In 2012, he performed Discovery Analysis for the State Government of California - California Public Employees Retirement System; he also resided in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he performed an IT Process/Maturity Audit and Enterprise Architecture intensive discovery for the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Guest Category: Business, Management, Technology
Ralph Nader, Social Critic, Influential American, Politician, Consumer Advocate, Attorney, Writer, Author, Lecturer, Senator and First Green Party Presidential Candidate
Guest Occupation: Social Critic, Influential American, Politician, Consumer Advocate, Attorney, Writer, Author, Lecturer, Senator, First Green Party Presidential Candidate
Guest Biography:

“There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.” Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is one of America’s most effective social critics. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the hundred most influential Americans of the twentieth century, his documented criticism of government and industry has had widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power. He is the “U.S.’s toughest customer” says Time magazine. His inspiration and example have galvanized a whole population of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers who in turn have established their own organizations throughout the country.

For over four decades, Nader has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than 100 public interest groups to advocate for solutions. His efforts have helped create a framework of laws, regulatory agencies, and federal standards that have improved the quality of life for two generations of Americans. Because of Ralph Nader we drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments.

The crusading attorney first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. The book led to congressional hearings and a series of automobile safety laws passed in 1966, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Legislation

Since 1966, Nader has been responsible for at least eight major federal consumer protection laws such as the motor vehicle safety laws, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Meat and Poultry Inspection Rules, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Freedom of Information Act. He was instrumental in the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Many lives have been saved by Nader’s involvement in the recall of millions of unsafe consumer products, including defective motor vehicles; in the protection of laborers and the environment; and, in creating an atmosphere of corporate and governmental accountability.

Groups

Nader’s original research organization is the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Study of Responsive Law. Since 1969, the Center has produced innumerable reports on wide-ranging subjects such as the Interstate Commerce Commission, auto and food safety, water pollution and drinking water contamination, occupational hazards, veterans problems, pensions, corporate welfare, and government procurement.

Other Nader inspired groups include the Aviation Consumer Action Project, Center for Auto Safety, Clean Water Action Project, Disability Rights Center, Pension Rights Center, Freedom of Information Clearinghouse, and the Congressional Accountability Project.

Nader also helped establish the PIRGs– Public Interest Research Groups– the student-funded and controlled organizations which function on college campuses in 23 states. Their impact alone has been tremendous. The groups have published hundreds of ground-breaking reports and guides, lobbied for laws in their state legislatures, and called the media’s attention to environmental and energy problems.

The largest of the Nader organizations is Public Citizen, founded in 1971. The groups under the Public Citizen umbrella include Congress Watch, Health Research Group, Critical Mass Energy Project, Global Trade Watch, and the Litigation Group. Public Citizen’s nationwide membership has grown to over 100,000.

Political Action

It is hard to keep up with Nader. He has built an effective national network of citizen groups that have had a major impact in areas ranging from tax reform to nuclear energy to health and safety programs. The ultimate goal of this movement is to give all citizens more rights and remedies for resolving their grievances and for achieving a better society. As The New York Times said, “What sets Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”

Nader’s overriding concern and vision is presently focused on empowering citizens to create a responsive government sensitive to citizens’ needs. The top of Nader’s agenda has been defending the U.S. civil justice system. Corporate lobbyists and certain legislators have worked on both the federal and state levels to restrain consumers’ rights to seek justice in court against wrongdoers in the area of product liability, securities fraud, and medical negligence. Nader co-authored a book on corporate lawyers and the perils of the legal system entitled No Contest.

The current financial crisis is also a large concern of Nader’s; the deregulation of the banking industry in the early 1980s through the late 1990s led to speculative real estate deals and casino capitalism. Taxpayers are now being forced to pick up the tab for the bailout of the Wall Street speculators. This is one of many examples of corporate subsides taxpayers finance through a system Nader calls “corporate welfare.” Nader is also an advocate of insurance reform, including loss-prevention activity and insurance consumer education. He co-authored the book Winning the Insurance Game, and has been working with consumer activists in Massachusetts and California on improving the cost and coverage of automobile and health insurance in those states.

Today, Nader writes and lectures on the growing “imperialism” of multinational corporations and of a dangerous convergence of corporate and government power. With the passage of autocratic trade treaties like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), this merger of corporate and government interests is escalating. Since the 1970s, Nader has advocated for the total abolition of nuclear and fossil fuel energy in favor of solar, tidal, wind, and geothermal sources because of environmental, labor, national security, disaster preparedness, foreign policy, and government accountability concerns. A magazine founded by Nader in 1980, the Multinational Monitor, tracks the global intrusion of multinational corporations and their impact on developing nations, labor, and the environment.

Nader is undaunted by the de-regulatory setbacks posed over the last three decades by four successive administrations from both parties. As such, Nader has been building the foundation of a third political party and a robust progressive political movement since participating in the Green Party’s first presidential campaign in 1996 to challenge the duopoly of the Republican and Democratic parties; or, as Nader calls them, “tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum”. Nader’s political motivation is best demonstrated by his recognition that “You’ve got to keep the pressure on, even if you lose. The essence of the citizen’s movement is persistence.”

The Nader Legacy

Nader certainly has remarkable tenacity, as well as an unshakable commitment to his mission. When asked to define himself, he always responds, “Full-time citizen, the most important office in America for anyone to achieve.”

Nader’s impact on the American political spectrum is enduring. As former U.S. Senator James Abourezk observed, “For the first time in U.S. history, a movement exists whose sole purpose is to keep large corporations and the government honest.”

 

Unsafe at Any Speed

The Designed-In Dangers of The American Automobile.

TIME Magazine just published its list of the “All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books”

This is what TIME Magazine said: “Politics and war, science and sports, memoir and biography — there’s a great big world of nonfiction books out there just waiting to be read. We picked the 100 best and most influential written in English since 1923, the beginning of TIME … magazine”

Ralph Nader’s book Unsafe at Any Speed is number 21 on the list!

Unsafe at Any Speed was published in 1965. It is Ralph’s first book. And it was the book that launched the modern consumer movement.

You can purchase the beautiful hardcover commemorative edition of Unsafe at Any Speed – the American classic that saved hundreds of thousands of lives — autographed by Ralph for $100. You will get a wonderful book, and your $100 dollars will help the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the organization that Ralph founded to keep fighting to make corporations and our government more accountable.

https://nader.org/books/unsafe-any-speed/

Guest Category: Education, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Lisa Renee, Kundalini Experiencer, Alien Contactee, Acension Guide, Planet Gridworker, Spiritual Mentor, Etheric Surgeon, Starsee Advocate, Columnist and Writer
Guest Occupation: Kundalini Experiencer, Alien Contactee, Acension Guide, Planet Gridworker, Spiritual Mentor, Etheric Surgeon, Starsee Advocate, Columnist, Writer
Guest Biography:

Lisa Renee experienced a spontaneous "kundalini" event several years ago that catalyzed a “Starseed Awakening" to perceive multidimensional realities and communication with the Evolutionary forces of Light. Lisa Renee has been personally contacted and then prepared, trained and downloaded by Interdimensional beings (Extra-terrestrial and Ultra-terrestrial, not from this Universe) known as the Melchizedek and Aurora Guardians. Guided by Guardians, Lisa was biologically upgraded to be downloaded to comprehend the Science of Ascension through the Law of One and its dynamics upon the layers of energy fields. This understanding of Consciousness Technologies was experienced by her own personal evolution and began her transition into an Multidimensional Guide and God-Sovereign-Free (GSF) Steward during this Planet’s Ascension Cycle. She is a Emissary for the Guardian Groups and a spokesperson for the shift of humanity to "Ascension".

Along with the Guardian Groups, her mission is to support humanity through its evolution with education, awareness and by discussing the impacts of the energy shifts upon the planet, human beings and human consciousness. She is an Ascension Guide, Planet Gridworker, Starseed Advocate, Spiritual mentor, Writer, and Etheric surgeon. She writes a monthly column for the Ascension Timeline called Shifting Timelines, which you can find here in the Resources section. Additionally she has just completed the Hieros Gamos System manual, which is a empowered self mastery system, a self focused training manual for any being desiring spiritual freedom to be their own etheric surgeon.

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive
John L. Turner MD, Physics Engineer, Physician, Neurosurgeon, Integral Medicine Authority, Author, Alternative Medicine Researcher and Spiritual Explorer
Guest Occupation: Physics Engineer, Physician, Neurosurgeon, Integral Medicine Authority, Author, Alternative Medicine Researcher, Spiritual Explorer
Guest Biography:

Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Worlds of Divine Intervention, Near-Death Experiences and Universal Energy is a nonfiction narrative about the surgical career and spiritual quest of Dr. John L. Turner and his evolutionary journey into the field of Integral Medicine. After graduating from the Ohio State University with a degree in engineering physics, Dr. Turner continued in graduate school at the Ohio State University, Department of Physics.

Three years into the PhD program, he was given a book about Edgar Cayce, The Sleeping Prophet. This changed the course of his life! He was excited about the existence of a spiritual world and made immediate plans to attend the Ohio State University’s College of Medicine where he earned his M.D. He completed his internship year in general surgery and his first year neurosurgical residency at Ohio State University. He completed the remaining four years of neurosurgical training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

For eighteen years, he served as the sole neurosurgeon on the island of Hawai’i, initially performing lifesaving procedures with a marginally trained staff and substandard equipment. By all measures, John L. Turner is a surgeon with classic western medical credentials. From his first day on call in Hilo, Hawai’i, metaphysical events appeared for his edification and continue to the present day.

Over the past ten years, the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has generated excitement as the next major source for improved better health care delivery. The aim of CAM (or Integral Medicine) is: “To use a complete and as comprehensive as possible approach in treating any illness . . .” This requires the practitioner to use many modes of inquiry to carry out the healing task. These modalities are grounded in empirical research and relate to models of human psychology, consciousness, subconsciousness, alternative medicine and Eastern healing therapies.

In a book entitled Mind, Body and Health: Toward an Integral Medicine by James Gordon, Dennis Jaffe and David Bresler (1984), the authors called on health professionals to “consider the possibility of a universal life force as manifested mentally, physically and spiritually, which is benevolent and at the ground of human development and healing.” In Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations, Dr. Turner encounters this universal life force in a variety of nontraditional healing modalities.

During his career as a surgeon, Dr.Turner’s curiosity drove him to explore several nontraditional healing modalities that broadened the scope of recovery for his patients. These new techniques included the practice of Johrei (the healing art of Japan), chanting and meditation (approaches found in all religious practices throughout history), soul travel and astral projection (as espoused by Eckankar, Robert Bruce and others), and precognition/remote viewing (as developed by Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann and Russell Targ at the Stanford Research Institute).

Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations, is the twenty-year story of Dr. Turner’s contributions to the field of neurosurgery through Integral Medicine. The concept of Integral Medicine has been written about by notable members of the medical community, including Andrew Weil, Larry Dossey, Deepak Chopra, Mehmet Oz and Dean Ornish. Each of these writers is a physician who specializes in internal medicine. What makes John Turner similar to these writers is that he, too, is a physician. What makes him different from these writers is that he is a neurosurgeon. In fact, he is the only brain surgeon to write of medicine from this perspective: hand’s on use of complementary techniques prior to, during and after surgery, and exploration of pathways that lead to the spiritual world.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Medicine, Near Death Experiences, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
William Henry, Investigative Mythologist, Author, Radio Show Host, Seeker, Teacher and Author
Guest Occupation: Investigative Mythologist, Author, Radio Show Host, Seeker, Teacher, Author
Guest Biography:

William Henry is an investigative mythologist, author, radio talk show host, seeker and teacher. In 2007 he is celebrating his 10th anniversary as a self-published author of 14 books and numerous DVD presentations.

He has specialized in synthesizing myth and cutting edge modern science to reveal a startling but undeniable pattern of fact – that throughout history and across widely diverse cultures, there is an absolutely seamless tradition of the existence of gates to the stars, which have been preserved in the art and myths of each era and place. Beings that came from the light of the vastness of the Milky Way, and beyond, did so through these gateways… and left the secrets of a Way to the Stars for us to discover.

Loss of the secrets of this gate has brought great challenges to humanity. Rebuilding the gate is a reachable goal and will transform us into the more advanced beings we seek to become… and already are within us.

Today, physicists call these gates called stargates or wormholes. These cosmic gateways theoretically link regions of the universe millions of light years apart and allow nearly instantaneous communication between these regions.

Guest Category: Divination, Earth & Space, History, Physics & Metaphysics, Religion, Spiritual, Technology
Larry Dossey, M.D., Physician, Pharmacist, Surgeon, Vietnam Vet, Internal Medicine Authority, Alternative Therapy Authority and Author
Guest Occupation: Physician, Pharmacist, Surgeon, Vietnam Vet, Internal Medicine Authority, Alternative Therapy Authority, Author
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: http://www.dosseydossey.com/larry/default.html

This distinguished Texas physician, deeply rooted in the scientific world, has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. Bringing the experience of a practicing internist and the soul of a poet to the discourse, Dr. Larry Dossey offers panoramic insight into the nature and the future of medicine.

Upon graduating with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Dossey worked as a pharmacist while earning his M.D. degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, 1967. Before completing his residency in internal medicine, he served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam, where he was decorated for valor. Dr. Dossey helped establish the Dallas Diagnostic Association, the largest group of internal medicine practitioners in that city, and was Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital in 1982.

An education steeped in traditional Western medicine did not prepare Dr. Dossey for patients who were blessed with "miracle cures," remissions that clinical medicine could not explain. "Almost all physicians possess a lavish list of strange happenings unexplainable by normal science," says Dr. Dossey. "A tally of these events would demonstrate, I am convinced, that medical science not only has not had the last word, it has hardly had the first word on how the world works, especially when the mind is involved."

The author of nine books and numerous articles, Dr. Dossey is the former Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most widely subscribed-to journal in its field. The primary quality of all of Dr. Dossey's work is scientific legitimacy, with an insistent focus on "what the data show." As a result, his colleagues in medical schools and hospitals all over the country trust him, honor his message, and continually invite him to share his insights with them. He has lectured all over the world, including major medical schools and hospitals in the United States --Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, the Universities of Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic.

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.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Medicine, Spiritual
Ellen J. Kamhi, PhD, RN, a-HNC, AHG, Instructor, Teacher, Research Scientist, Natural Healing Authority, Herbalist, Holistic Nurse, Wellness Educator, Author, Consultant and Natural Products Developer
Guest Occupation: Instructor, Teacher, Research Scientist, Natural Healing Authority, Herbalist, Holistic Nurse, Wellness Educator, Author, Consultant, Natural Products Developer
Guest Biography:

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, a-HNC, AHG, The Natural Nurse® has been involved in Natural Medicine since 1973, when she directed a program in Ethnobotany at Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona. Dr. Kamhi attended Rutgers and Cornell Universities, sat on the Panel of Traditional Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, and is a Clinical Instructor at Stony Brook Medical School, and at NY Chiropractic College, where she teaches Botanical Pharmacology.

Ellen was nominated for the March of Dimes, Woman of Distinction, 2004 and received the J.G. Gallimore award for research in science. A respected authority in the field of natural healing, Dr. Kamhi is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), is nationally board certified as a holistic nurse (a-HNC), and works to bring together a body of modern and ancient practices and philosophies that use less invasive, less toxic, natural techniques to enhance wellness.

Along with Dr. Eugene Zampieron, ND Ellen heads Natural Alternative Health, Education and Multimedia Services, and leads EcoTours For Cures™, which brings participants to indiginous areas to experience the ancient healing arts of traditional cultures. Ellen is the author of Cycles of Life, Herbs for Women, The Natural Guide to Great Sex, WEIGHT LOSS- the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide(2007) and co-author with Dr. Zampieron of The Natural Medicine Chest and Arthritis, The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide (1999, revised 2006).

Ellen is often quoted in numerous print media including Marie Clare, Latina, Self, Woman’s World, National Examiner, Cosmopolitan and Glamour.  She appears daily on radio/TV  and provides personal health consultations. In addition, Dr. Kamhi participates in the design and development of herbal and nutritional products for Nature’s Answer, Hauppauge, NY.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Medicine, Biology & Chemistry
Annamaria Hemingway, Ph.D., Writer, Speaker, Spiritual Counselor, Depth Psychologist, Author and NDE Researcher
Guest Occupation: Writer, Speaker, Spiritual Counselor, Depth Psychologist, Author, NDE Researcher
Guest Biography:

Annamaria Hemingway, Ph.D., is a writer, speaker, and spiritual counselor in the practice of conscious living and dying. A personal quest to discover a deeper purpose to the pilgrimage of life led her on a path to study world religious and spiritual traditions, ancient rites and rituals, mystical states of consciousness, and universal cultural mythologies surrounding death and dying. She received an MA in Consciousness Psychology, and was also granted an MA/PhD in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis on Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has worked in hospice care, and is a member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.

Annamaria became fascinated in tracing how the primordial affirmation of death and rebirth, signifying the transformation of consciousness, is encapsulated in ancient resurrection myths, the practices of many diverse spiritual traditions, and alchemical symbolism Her research, detailed in Practicing Conscious Living and Dying, Myths of the Afterlife, and the soon to be published Immortal Yearnings, reveals that this same affirmation is still vitally alive and manifests in spiritually transformative experiences, including contemporary near-death experiences and deathbed visions, which  reaffirm the ancient belief in the posthumous journey of the soul.

Rediscovering this great legacy of invaluable knowledge provides guidance on how to realign with the divine aspect of human existence in our materially driven culture and weaves a tapestry of hope that physical death may be just a transition into an eternal continuum of consciousness.

Guest Category: Near Death Experiences, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Spiritual
Mark Schumacher, Health Avocate, Coach, Trainer, Researcher, Consultant and Health Educator
Guest Occupation: Health Avocate, Coach, Trainer, Researcher, Consultant, Health Educator
Guest Biography:

Mark Schumacher attended the University of Fla. as a pre-med major and later worked for 5 years in emergency medicine. After delivering babies in the field, as well as working with cardiac arrest and trauma injuries, he turned his attention to health education, wellness, and fitness.

As a sports coach for nearly 35 years, he currently is a health coach helping individuals understand that they have a choice in how healthy they can be. He believes that only through education can we solve the health care crisis in America. He doesn't believe in reaching for a prescription drug for an easy solution. Prescription drugs rarely will ever cure a disease.

He believes that you transition into a state of ill health over a period of time, and you can therefore transition out of it. The simple advice is to "Stop doing the things that are bad for you and start doing the things that are good for you".

As a two-time National Black Belt champion in Tae-kwon-do at ages 55 and 56, competing against men 20 years his junior, Mark is a great believer in challenging yourself.

Mark is the owner of Enerex USA, the premium line of nutritional supplements that most doctors, as well as Olympic athletes, prefer. He can be reached thru mark@enerexusa.com

He hopes to change the information being given to children so that the cycle of disease can be broken. If you look at statistics in the US as far as heart disease, diabetes, dementia and other degenerative diseases, we are failing miserably. One out of three children is expected to have diabetes. This is a dangerous disease causing an amputation every 6 minutes. We have to do a better job.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition
Angie Mattson, Singer, Musician and Actress
Guest Occupation: Singer, Musician, Actress
Guest Biography:

Angie Mattson grew up in Michigan being the eldest of eight siblings. While working at a recreation center she taught herself piano at age 14. In High School she sang and toured with a local theatre. While living on a boat in Florida she taught herself to play guitar. During her two year stay living on a boat and traveling in the West Indies, she began her song writing debut. Soon her songs became so popular that she made the move to Los Angeles where she recorded a demo with producer Rudy Haesermann called "Monarch." The demo caught the attention her now manager Michael Hausman.

Many of her songs could be heard in many films and TV Shows. Her debut album, Given to Sudden Panic and Noisy Retreat which includes noteworthy songs such as "Drive," "In Violet" and "Hiding Cards" was produced by Nathan Larson and was released by her independent label Radio Nine Records in 2007. Her music is wide ranged in genre from soul to folk to blues to rock and all the above. Many have tried to compare her but once you've listened to her music, you will be captivated by both her sound and ballad.

Angie can also be found in many films including 2003 Chris Rock's "Head of State."

Guest Category: Music, TV & Film
Susan Crain Bakos, Sexual Empowerment Educator, Sexologist, Sex Educator, Ghost Writer, Magazine Journalist and Author
Guest Occupation: Sexual Empowerment Educator, Sexologist, Sex Educator, Ghost Writer, Magazine Journalist, Author
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: http://sexyprime.typepad.com/about.html

Susan Crain Bakos - An outspoken champion of female (and male) sexual empowerment, I created SexyPrime to enhance your sex life—by giving you technique tips, reporting on the latest sex behavior and sex science research and sex trends from around the world, connecting with you intellectually through book (and occasionally art and movie) reviews and cultural commentary, and entertaining and arousing you with sex stories. I am a research sexologist, a sex educator, a magazine journalist--with credits from The Ladies Home Journal to Penthouse--the author of twenty books and a ghostwriter. Listening and talking to people about their most intimate erotic experiences comes easily to me, and I believe sex is intrinsic to a healthy and happy life. We express our core identities through our sexuality. I support and celebrate your choices freely made, whether you are straight, gay, bi, poly, monogamous or whatever—and I stand up for female sexuality at every age and stage of life. Ah, but I also love men.

As an aging Boomer, I want to be an example of sexual freedom, especially to my sister Cougars and younger women. I am the outrageous Auntie Mame (with the latest science of sex studies in her overnight bag along with the scarves and pearls and black lace-topped thigh high stockings) who gives her married sister a vibrator for Mother's Day and adores her young nieces. I am mentally preparing for my final persona, The Grande Dame of Sex.

I am most proud of the techniques I have created: The Orgasm Loop, a revolutionary no-fail orgasm technique for women (It really works!) and The Sex Wardrobe Basics, sex techniques inspired by and paired with wardrobe items like red shoes, a string of pearls, the white boyfriend shirt—and more. (It’s a series in progress.) My original fellatio technique, The Basic Black Dress of Blow Jobs, was the first of the series.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Sexuality, Self Help, Sex
Mara Altman, Freelance Journalist, Author and Columnist
Guest Occupation: Freelance Journalist, Author, Columnist
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: http://www.maraaltman.com/

I am a freelance journalist and author. Bearded Lady, a Kindle Single chronicling my battle with body hair, is my most recent piece. Prior to that, I wrote Sparkle, my Kindle Single on engagement rings. Sparkle managed to become a 2011 top 10 Kindle Single. Prior to that, I wrote several articles for Inside Jersey, The Star-Ledger's monthly magazine. One of these pieces, The Pleasure Lab, was awarded a bronze Eddie Award. I wrote several articles for Inside Jersey, The Star-Ledger's monthly magazine. One of these pieces, The Pleasure Lab, was awarded a bronze Eddie Award.

I've also written articles for First Things, New York Magazine and The New York Times. When I am not freelancing, I am: working on my second book, taunting my lactose intolerance with lattes, cracking my knuckles, and then wondering if I'm going to get arthritis from cracking my knuckles and adjuncting at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

My first book, Thanks For Coming, was published by Harper Collins in 2009. It is curently being translated into three languages - German, Portuguese and Spanish. In the summer of 2010, Thanks for Coming was optioned by HBO.

Before I was writing novels and freelancing, I was a staff writer for the Village Voice and for daily newspapers in both India and Thailand.

Guest Category: Literature, Health & Lifestyle
Paul Petersen, Child Star, Pop Singer, Writer, Spokesman and Child Rights Activist
Guest Occupation: Child Star, Pop Singer, Writer, Spokesman, Child Rights Activist
Guest Biography:

Paul Petersen
Founder of A Minor Consideration

Paul Petersen has been through practically the worst that can happen to a former child star when the Hollywood tide suddenly turns and one is no longer a part of the neat elite. Unlike others, however, such as Anissa Jones, Rusty Hamer and Dana Plato, he survived. As a result, actor Paul Petersen today is THE most dedicated advocate in protecting both present-day child stars and shunned one-time celebrity tykes alike. Paul formed A Minor Consideration, a child-actor support group back in 1990, and it has had a tremendously positive and profound effect in Hollywood.

It started out much differently for Paul back in the 50s. Born in 1945 in Glendale, California, he had an enthusiastic stage mother who pushed him into the business. He began performing as an eight-year-old as one of the original "Mousketeers" on the "Mickey Mouse Club" in 1955. He also appeared in such movies as The Monolith Monsters (1957) and Houseboat (1958) opposite the likes of Cary Grant and Sophia Loren before scoring big at age 12 as Donna Reed's son on her popular sitcom. With Carl Betz as his highly practical doctor dad and Shelley Fabares as his older pretty sister, the foursome became the ideal nuclear family for late 50s/early 60s viewers. Paul and his alter-ego Jeff Stone literally grew up on the show. By his teens, the good-looking, dark-haired lad had become a formidable heartthrob. Fan clubs sprouted up everywhere. So popular were both Paul and Shelley that they spun off into recording careers, groomed to become singing idols despite their modest voices. She scored with the #1 hit "Johnny Angel" and he had a few minor hits with "She Can't Find Her Keys," "Keep Your Love Locked," "Lollipops and Roses" and "My Dad."

The fun ended, however, after the show's demise in 1966. His All-American teen typecast didn't fit the bill as the dissonant Vietnam counterculture took hold. His acting attempts as a serious young adult also went nowhere. Audiences still saw Paul as Jeff Stone. Roles in A Time for Killing (1967), Something for a Lonely Man (1968) (TV) and Journey to Shiloh (1968) came and went. Guest parts on "The Virginian" and "The FBI" did nothing to advance him. What he could scrape up were such outdated roles as "Moondoggie" in a revamped Gidget TV movie.

Lost and abandoned, Paul eventually was forced to give it all up and went through a period of great personal anguish and turmoil. Wisely, he enrolled at college and started writing adventure novels (penning 16 books in all). For 10 years he ran his own limousine service. His biggest accomplishment to date, however, has been to give back selflessly to an industry that unceremoniously dumped him. In essence, A Minor Consideration is an outreach organization that oversees the emotional, financial and legal protection of kids and former kids in show business. Among the issues Paul deals with are better education, and stricter laws regarding a 40-hour work week. For those who have "been there, done that" and are experiencing severe emotional and/or substance abuse problems, he offers a solid hand in helping them find a renewed sense of purpose. Today, Paul is rightfully considered "the patron saint of former child actors."

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Music, TV & Film
Julie Dennis, Singer
Guest Occupation: Singer
Guest Biography:

Born in Liverpool, Julie was, from the beginning recognised as an important new talent in Jazz. Working with such significant names as Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins, Don Wellar, Harry Becket, Jean Toussant, Courtney Pine and many more. This work culminated in her touring the UK and Europe with The Charlie Watts Big Band. More recently, Julie had contributed to the last two Acoustic Alchemy albums and is completing her own unplugged and plugged in albums for release at the end of the year.

Collective Breaks
Julie has appeared on recordings for record labels as diverse as Rough Trade through to BMG and appeared in front of 20,000 people at festivals across Europe from Belguim to Holland, Germany to Greece. Her radio work is as varied as John Peel to Radio 2 Night Owl and Jazz FM. She has had residencies at Ronnie Scott's, wrote and performed with Mikis Theodorakis and has written and produced for George Michael's Aegean label. Julie's more recent work has seen her writing and performing with A Guy Called Gerald (Voodoo Ray), for his long awaiting "To All Things What They Need". Writing and recording for the Sensei record label and DJ Asle, along with a series of recordings for Circulation, Hoochie Papa, Albert Costello, Sultan and Ned Shepherd at Harem.

Collaborations
Julie was signed to Yoshitoshi Records (Deep Dish) for her huge club hit single "Sugar" with her crew Dyad 10. Pete Tong championed the Tocadisco mix on Radio 1, having previously played the Nika & Asle mix. Julis has also work on tracks with Matt Darey, AlB Rich, Bassnectar, Dawn Patrol, DJ Asle, Alex Santer, Steen Thottrup & Nicka (Miro), Grandbrother, Judge Jools and many more.

Her last three releases were "Sugar", "Cut 2 The Chase", "Fever" and her own album "Silvatung on Blue Sand". Currently working on a new album "Thieves of Promise", a double release, the first being "Thieves of Promise: Unplugged", the acoustic version and the second, the same numbers remixed by a variety of artists, "Thieves of Promise: Plugged-In".

Guest Category: Music
Geoff Stray, 2012 Researcher, Webmaster, Writer, Speaker, Author and Shoemaker
Guest Occupation: 2012 Researcher, Webmaster, Writer, Speaker, Author, Shoemaker
Guest Biography:

Geoff Stray's research into 2012 started about 25 years ago, and was first summarized in a now-rare A4 booklet called BEYOND 2012, A CONVERGENCE OF ESCHATOLOGICAL INFORMATION, and in September 2000 was compiled on a website, '2012 Dire Gnosis’, which was designed to gather more input from people all over the world. This has become the internet's leading database on 2012. Geoff is still the webmaster, regularly updating the site and sending out newsletters

He has written articles for SC magazine, SALVIA DIVINORUM MAGAZINE, KINDRED SPIRIT and AVALON RISING and has given presentations in USA, Belgium and Peru. In 2005, he published BEYOND 2012. CATASTROPHE OR ECSTASY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO END-OF-TIME PREDICTIONS, bringing all the research together into what some are calling” the 2012 encyclopaedia". Geoff is a shoemaker in his spare time.

Guest Category: History, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy

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