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Guest Occupation: Genealogist, Editor, Publisher, Teacher, Professional Librarian, Literary Agent, Magician, Author, Writer, Humanitarian, Consultant
Guest Biography:

Arthur Kurzweil's own personal quest eventually led him to explore his spiritual identity, which resulted in his seminal book on Jewish genealogical research, the classic best seller From Generation to Generation.

Realizing that there were relatively few serious Jewish books available to the English language reader, Arthur Kurzweil developed what has been described as a visionary plan to transform the experience of the Jewish seeker looking for nourishing Jewish books. During his tenure as an editor and publisher, Arthur Kurzweil has commissioned and published over 700 volumes of Jewish interest.

Arthur is the author of On the Road with Rabbi Steinsaltz: 25 Years of Pre-Dawn Car Trips, Mind-Blowing Encounters and Inspiring Conversations with a Man of Wisdom. The book is Arthur’s spiritual memoir about his experiences as a student and chauffeur for one of the great Jewish leaders of our time, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. Arthur is also the author of Pebbles of Wisdom from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (2009), a collection of teachings on a wide range of subjects by Rabbi Steinsaltz.

Arthur was approached by the famous “for Dummies” series, who invited him to write Kabbalah for Dummies, based on his serious private studies with some of the leading authorities in the field of Kabbalah, and because of Arthur’s reputation as a teacher who is able to explain difficult spiritual concepts in down to earth, accessible language. Arthur is also the author of The Torah for Dummies.

Arthur has had a lifelong passion for books. Trained as a professional librarian, editor-in-chief of the Jewish Book Club for 17 years, past president of the Jewish Book Council, Judaica acquisitions editor and literary agent, Arthur Kurzweil came to a personal conclusion that the ultimate book for him is the one often described as the cornerstone of Jewish culture, the Talmud.

With the guidance of his teacher, the renowned Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Arthur Kurzweil has inspired many people across the United States to discover and get entangled with the Talmud. As the Coordinator of the Talmud Circle Project, under the direction of Rabbi Steinsaltz, Arthur Kurzweil's mission has been to introduce the Talmud to Jewish spiritual seekers. He has been the catalyst for many individuals as well as synagogue groups who now study Talmud regularly.

Arthur Kurzweil is also an accomplished magician. A member of the Society of American Magicians (founded by Harry Houdini) as well as a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Arthur Kurzweil blends his spiritual interests with magical effects, adding his own insights and weaving together an enchanting presentation for his audiences.

Often described as America's foremost Jewish genealogist, Arthur Kurzweil's name has become synonymous with Jewish genealogical research. His highly praised book, From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History, has become known as the definitive guidebook to the field. Arthur Kurzweil has spoken before hundreds of Jewish groups on a variety of topics related to Jewish genealogy. A co-founder of the very first Jewish Genealogical Society in the 1970's, today there are nearly 70 Jewish Genealogical Societies throughout the world.

Arthur Kurzweil is also the author of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy as well as My Generations: A Course in Jewish Family History. My Generations is a popular textbook that has been used for almost twenty years in many synagogue schools throughout the United States and Canada.

As a writer, Arthur Kurzweil has been published by New York Magazine, the L.A. Times, the Miami Herald, Newsday, most of the national Jewish periodicals, and for two years served as a weekly columnist for the Jewish Week of New York.

Arthur Kurzweil is the recipient of the Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the Melton Center of Ohio State University for his unique contributions to the field of Jewish education. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. For many years he has been one of the most popular teachers at the annual conference of the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education as well as at Elat Chayyim: The Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center.

In addition to his work as a literary agent representing a number of authors, Arthur Kurzweil also serves as Judaica consultant for Jossey-Bass, a division of John Wiley Publishers, where he has begun to build another list of important Jewish books. A popular, engaging, humorous and moving lecturer and entertainer, Arthur Kurzweil has spoken and performed before hundreds of audiences of all ages.

Guest Category: History, Religion
Guest Occupation: Visionary, ET Contactee, Angelic Intuitive, Vocal Artist, Therapist, Healing Practitioner, Speaker
Guest Biography:

At the age of 5, Victoria’s journey began with Angels as one appeared to her. At that time, she realized her gifts of Intuition, Visions and Prophetic Messages. Victoria’s accuracy has proven to be extremely exact and accurate as she receives information from the Angelic Realms and Benevolent Brotherhood of Space. She had dedicated her life to serve as an Ambassador for the Stars & Other Worlds, uniting humanity again with their Star Families, and has been instrumental in “seeing beyond this reality.”

Victoria’s healing practice, music and singing plays a major role in activating personal cellular memory for healing, empowerment, and is transforming for those who experience her via lectures and personal sessions.

All of her life, Victoria has encountered Angels, The Masters, Light Beings, as well Light Ships (UFO’s) and Heavenly Manifestations. Since 1994, Victoria has captured on Video and photography, her incredible journey with the other Dimensions, which includes spectacular UFO’s projecting on Film, holographic pictographs i.e., angels, people, the earth, doves, dolphins. The messages Victoria receives as she film this phenomena is pertinent to our “Earth Changes”, and the Transformation Humanity is experiencing presently.

Serving in the healing arts for 30 years, Victoria is a gifted therapist for healing and transformation through her unique intuitive and spiritual gifts, blended with altered state journeys into the subconscious via hypnosis. A Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, with 30 years in Specialized Body Work & Massage, Kahuna Energy, and Spiritual Intuitive Consultation, Victoria has assisted many to connect with Angels, Spirit Guides and to understand their Star Connection. Victoria’s Film and Photography have been analyzed and accepted by specialists in the paranormal and UFO arena.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Music, Paranormal, UFOs, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Rock Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Actress
Guest Biography:

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin; September 22, 1958) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit cover "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including "Crimson and Clover", "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Do You Want to Touch Me", "Light of Day", "Love Is All Around", "Bad Reputation". She has three albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and she has been referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" many times during her career.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Music
Guest Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Author, Agriculturalist
Guest Biography:

Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. For 25 years, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system.

A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, Gene has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses documenting the deplorable conditions that exist. His pictures and videos exposing factory farming cruelties have aired nationally and internationally, educating millions about the plight of modern farm animals.

Gene has also testified in courts and before local, state, and federal legislative bodies, advocating for better conditions for farm animals. His most important achievements include winning the first-ever cruelty conviction at a U.S. stockyard and introducing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods in Florida, Arizona, and California. His efforts have been covered by top news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008, Gene’s book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, became a national bestseller. As a recent guest on The Martha Stewart Show’s first-ever “vegan show,” he inspired viewers to eat in alignment with their compassionate values.

Gene began his activist career selling veggie hotdogs out of a VW van at Grateful Dead concerts to fund farm animal rescues. Today, he serves as president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, with shelters in New York and California. Providing rescue, refuge, and adoption for hundreds of farm animals each year, Farm Sanctuary shelters enable visitors to connect with farm animals as emotional, intelligent individuals. Gene believes these animals stand as ambassadors for the billions on factory farms who have no voice, and he has dedicated his career to advocating on their behalf. Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals
Guest Occupation: Journalist, Film Producer, Environmental Activist
Guest Biography:

Hardy Jones is a former journalist with CBS News and UPI. He has been making television documentaries about the oceans and marine mammals in particular for more than 20 years. "The experience of forcing Japanese fishermen to release hundreds of dolphins simply by pointing a camera at them led to the original concept of," says Jones. "The advent of the internet has given us a tool of unprecedented power to end some of the brutalities committed against marine mammals and the oceans."

Our film "If Dolphins Could Talk," hosted by actor Michael Douglas, complimented the work of many environmental organizations when we broadcast video footage of dolphins dying in tuna nets. Soon afterwards Heinz announced it would no longer accept tuna caught by surrounding dolphins with nets. draws on the hundreds of hours of film produced by Hardy Jones/Julia Whitty Productions, a leading production company specializing in films onthe marine environment. is an ocean conservation organization founded in 2000 by Hardy Jones and Ted Danson. Its mission is to protect dolphins, save the whales, and other marine mammals and to raise popular awareness about toxic chemicals in the oceans. BlueVoice has fought to end the slaughter of dolphins in Japan and to expose the harmful levels of toxins in the marine environment, including mercury, PCBs, and persistent organic pollutants, and their impact on both marine mammals and humans.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Science, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Speaker, Spiritualist, NDE Experiencer, Healer, Writer, Teacher, Feng Shui Expert, Author, Soul Coach
Guest Biography:

Denise Linn has been called "America's best-kept secret." For the last three and a half decades she has traveled to the far corners of the world speaking to standing-room only audiences of thousands. Her spiritual journey began as a teenager when she had a near-death experience after being shot by an unknown gunman. The revelations she received on the "other side" and the subsequent amazing healing of her wounds led Denise to eventually become an internationally respected healer, writer, and teacher.

A world-acclaimed expert in feng shui and space clearing, Denise has distilled the information and wisdom into her teachings that she gained from indigenous cultures around the planet— the aborigines of Australia, the Zulu in Africa, the Maori of New Zealand (where she was given the title of tohunga), as well as from her own Native American roots.

Denise has taught seminars in 20 countries and has written 15 books, including the best-selling, "Sacred Space," and "Soul Coaching" as well as her newly released personal memoir, "If I Can Forgive, So Can You!" Her books have been translated into 26 languages, and she has been a featured guest on Oprah, Lifetime, Discovery Channel, BBC TV, NBC and CBS. She is also the founder of the International Institute of Soul Coaching.

Denise and her husband, David, live at Summerhill Ranch in the wine country of the Central Coast of California with their two dogs, Pepper and Sadie, and with their five chickens. Their home is located on 40 acres of oak-covered hills surrounded by vineyards with the Santa Lucia Mountains in the distance. To the far west is the Big Sur coastline where cliffs drop suddenly into the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean. And to the far south are vast sand dunes delicately carved by sea breezes. To the east is the Corizo Plain which is awash with brilliant wildflowers in the spring. At night the stars sparkle in the crisp night air of Summerhill, while owls hoots and coyotes howl in their nightly chorus.

On their land, they have a small orchard with 15 different kinds of fruit, 100 grapevines for home-made wine and grape juice, olive trees for olives, and a large organic garden. Whenever possible Denise and David use the bounty of their land to help supply food for the retreats held there. The land also offers sanctuary for many kinds of birds and animals. Summerhill Ranch is host to bobcats, coyotes, badgers, foxes-gray and red, porcupines, skunks, voles, moles, raccoons, pack rats and an occasion mountain lion, as well as over 40 different kinds of birds.

Denise and David's daughter Meadow is 33 years old and enjoys working with her parents at the Ranch. In addition to handling Soul Coaching registrations, she is also the resident Summerhill Ranch chef and will delight your senses with colorful and flavorful dishes from around the world. Meadow writes a blog about love, life, and food. The blog is rich with her tantalizing recipes. 

Guest Category: Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Near Death Experiences, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Equipment Technician, Camera Operator, Paranormal Investigator, Artist
Guest Biography:

Aaron Goodwin (born April 1, 1976) is an equipment technician, camera operator and co-investigator of Ghost Adventures. In need of a cameraman for their documentary, Groff introduced Goodwin to Bagans to assist them with primary filming and B-roll taping of the series.

Before joining Bagans and Groff, Goodwin had worked as a camera operator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and several behind-the-scenes film premieres in Las Vegas.[16] Prior to his experiences in Virginia City, Nevada,[12] he "never really thought twice about ghosts." Goodwin looks perpetually terrified on the show and now considers himself "a hundred percent – no, a thousand percent – believer."[13] Goodwin is often left alone in the hotspots during lockdowns to act as bait for whatever may happen.[17][18]

At Preston Castle, the crew claimed that marks which appeared on Goodwin's left leg were similar to those that appeared on Bagans' back during the first Bobby Mackey nightclub investigation.

They set up an experiment at the Winchester Mystery House, where they hoped to communicate with demonic entities at Bobby Mackey's Music World and Washoe Club. To facilitate this, they used very low frequencies, coil antennae, and satellite communication. Due to his nausea and fatigue, combined with overall feelings of dread, Goodwin was the prime target of these demonic attacks. He was simultaneously mentioned in multiple EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenons) at Bobby Mackey's 2,400 miles away during their investigation. He was possessed in Bobby Mackey's.[citation needed]

Originally from Portland, Oregon, as of 2012 he resides in Las Vegas.

Guest Category: Paranormal, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Paranormal Investigator, Executive Producer, Editor, Camaraman, Writer, Music Producer, Singer, Spiritualist
Guest Biography:

Nicholas "Nick" Groff (born April 19, 1980) is a co-investigator and executive producer of Ghost Adventures, as well as an editor and cameraman for the show. He is a co-founder of GAC, the Ghost Adventures Crew. Groff was Executive Producer for a show on the Travel Channel called Vegas Stripped, a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, NV.

Born in San Jose, California, Groff grew up in New England. He graduated from Pelham High School and later studied film at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he met Aaron Goodwin. After graduation, his interest in the paranormal led him to become a ghost hunter. His fascination in the field, however, began much earlier in life. At the age of eight he fell out of a tree in the yard of his family's home in Salem, New Hampshire. Groff describes it as "a near-death experience," though he underwent none of the events traditionally associated with a near-death experience, such as seeing deceased relatives or being drawn toward a tunnel of light. Two years later, while at home alone, he saw a ghostly black figure. In a 2012 interview, Groff said he wondered: "Was it my imagination? Or was it something from my accident that made me more open to that world?"[11]

After Groff met and befriended Bagans during Groff's wedding in Las Vegas, the two joined forces.[12][13]

One of Groff's most life-changing experiences was apparently being possessed by an entity at the Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, Georgia.[14] A similarly startling experience was a face-to-face encounter with a female spirit at the Linda Vista Community Hospital in East Los Angeles, California. This encounter gave Groff insight into what he had been searching for: life after death in this world. Groff uses the term "Energy Doesn't Die," and is still searching every day for that next experience that will bring him closer to the other side.

Groff released a music CD entitled The Other Side. He wrote, produced and sang all the tracks. The lyrics recall Groff's spiritual journey.[15]

As of 2012, he and his wife Veronique reside in New Hampshire and Massachusetts with their daughter, Annabelle.[15]

Guest Category: Paranormal, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Paranormal Investigator, Host, Producer, Narrator, Author
Guest Biography:

Zachary Alexander (Zak) Bagans (born on April 5, 1977) is the lead investigator and co-founder of the Ghost Adventures Crew organization, one of the largest worldwide network of professional paranormal investigators. Zak was born in Washington, D.C. and currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.

As a former skeptic, Zak says that his passion for investigating the paranormal resulted from a face-to-face encounter with the spirit of a suicidal woman in his apartment building in Trenton, MI, in 2002. He graduated from film school in MI.

Zak is known, and sometimes criticized for his aggressive and confrontational methods used during investigations; however, he maintains that he respects the afterlife and only provokes evil entities in order to elicit responses.

Zak has hosted and produced the “Ghost Adventures” series since the very beginning in 2008. In 2011, he hosted and produced the show “Paranormal Challenge” on the Travel Channel. Zak also narrated the Travel Channel special “Ultimate Travel: Legends of the Parks”, about paranormal activity in national parks.

Zak wrote a book with Kelly Crigger titled “Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew”. The book debuted at number 18 on the New York Times Best Seller list on September 23, 2011.

2012 remains a busy year for Zak: he continues hosting and producing the “Ghost Adventures” Series (currently on Season 7); he launched his private clothes line called “DungeonWear” on Aug. 18; has been in two music collaborations, one within the new Lords of Acid album “Deep Chills” with a song called “Paranormal Energy” and the other with Praga Khan with the full length album entitled “Necrofusion”, set to be released on October 23; and is the Executive Producer of a new show on the Travel Channel, “Paranormal Paparazzi”, which premiered on September 28, 2012.

Guest Category: Paranormal, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Researcher, Scientist, Chemical Specialist, Information Analyst, Scholar, Expert in Nutritional Magnesium, Author
Guest Biography:

Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D. is Director of Research & Science Information Outreach for the Center.

In 1982, Andrea Rosanoff received her Ph.D. degree in Nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. 

In 1985, Dr. Andrea Rosanoff was invited to give a short commentary upon an environmental technology proposal that included magnesium.  To prepare, she went to the library to learn what she could about magnesium and was surprised to find research that linked nutritional magnesium both clinically and in population studies to heart disease -- the largest killer in her country, the United States.  These were links she had not learned about during her graduate education which specialized in the nutritional minerals.  Her interest piqued, Dr. Rosanoff kept reading about magnesium every chance she got at her jobs as Senior Chemical Information Specialist at Dialog Information Services and as Information Analyst at Chevron Research & Technology Corporation.  At both jobs she became adept at online searching of the peer reviewed scientific literature, a skill which serves her well today as an Independent Scholar  with expertise in Nutritional Magnesium.

By the late 1990’s, Dr. Rosanoff ‘s “hobby” evolved into co-authorship  with Dr. Mildred Seelig in the writing of “The Magnesium Factor”, a book on magnesium and heart disease, and from there to original research and publication in scientific journals.   In 2005, Dr. Rosanoff formed the Center for Magnesium Education & Research, LLC.  The center conducts research into all aspects of nutritional magnesium and attempts to inform the world of their findings.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Nutrition, Medicine
Guest Occupation: Osteopathic Family Physician, Medical Doctor, Clinical Professor, Author
Guest Biography:

Janine Talty, D.O., M.P.H. Is board certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. She specializes in clinical biomechanics, orthopedic medicine, and Osteopathic manipulative medicine. She holds two masters degrees. The first is in the field of Public Health, double majoring in Health Resources Management and Community Health Science, from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health. The second is in Clinical Biomechanics, from Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr Talty attended medical school at Des Moines University and completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine and fellowship in Clinical Biomechanics at Michigan State University.

She is the medical director of the Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Watsonville California and is an assistant clinical professor in the department of Manual Medicine at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing Michigan. Her practice focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal diagnostic dilemmas of the spine and extremities, sports medicine, pain management, prolotherapy, Lyme disease and natural hormone balance for women and men. She is the author of Indigo Awakening (Elite Books, 2009). What makes her uniquely qualified to write a book on the lesser known phenomenon of the Indigo person, is that she is one.

Guest Category: Medicine, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Astrologer, Writer, Cultural Commentator, Artist and Author
Guest Biography:

Astrologer, writer and cultural commentator Jessica Murray brings to light the spiritual underpinnings that shape both the personal and collective experience of our time. In her private practice, Jessica draws from her knowledge of many metaphysical traditions to provide her clients with a sense of the big picture. Her readers and students are given an understanding of how they might respond, rather than merely react, to these turbulent times.

Jessica trained as a fine artist before graduating in 1973 from Brown University, where she studied Jungian psychology and linguistics. After a few years in a political theatre troupe, Jessica began a study of the symbolic language of archetypes, and has been practicing and teaching astrology in San Francisco for thirty-five years.

In addition to her monthly Skywatch , Jessica now offers a lecture series that describes the years of the Cardinal Crossroads (2008-2023), illuminating its major transits in vivid detail. Her book, Soul-Sick Nation: An Astrologer’s View of America, is an in-depth study of the United States from an astrological perspective. Jessica writes regular blogs on her website, and for multiple publications, including The Mountain Astrologer Magazine and

Jessica also offers a full range of astrological readings; by phone or in-office, in a professional, comfortable setting complete with a pot of fine tea.

Guest Category: Spiritual, Astrology
Guest Occupation: Message Therapist, Healer, Spiritualist
Guest Biography:

Keith Amber began his spiritual path at the age of nine with the realization that he was winning almost every game he played by running over the competition with the use of his willpower. He stopped this behavior and started helping the underdog instead. In an attempt to figure out many of life's mysteries, he disciplined himself to read the Bible for a minimum of one hour per day during his three years in high school. After two years of college, at the age of 22, he left to train and work as a massage therapist and quickly became the manager of one of the largest health spas in Reno, Nevada. During this time, his spiritual gifts as a healer began to emerge. Ardently, he studied self-realization, Black Elk healing, and meditation.

After several years, Keith stopped working as a massage therapist and began a full time practice as a Spiritual Healer-Reader, Offering Sound Answers to Life's Tough Questions. He has worked with thousands of clients, helping them to understand the lessons they are learning on their path. This work exposed Keith to volumes of fascinating information about the inner workings of our lives and lessons and how to transform our daily lives and our souls.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Self Help, Animal & Plant Communications
Guest Occupation: Writer, Producer, Relationship Coach, Speaker, Teacher, Keynote Speaker, Event Facilitator
Guest Biography:

Scott Catamas is an EMMY Award winning writer/producer of Educational Television and Master Relationship Coach.   His programs have been enjoyed by millions worldwide, and he has become a sought after speaker and workshop presenter.  Having facilitated over 500 classes, events and workshops throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, Scott is now considered to be a Master Relationship Coach  & Teacher .  Personally coaching over 300 individuals, couples, families and small businesses,  Scott’s work consistently develops and evolves in order to meet the needs of his clients.  The co-founder of the Global Center of Compassion, he performs marriage ceremonies and leads bi-monthly retreats worldwide, for the LOVE COACH ACADEMY.

Whether he is speaking to a congregation, or providing keynote corporate events, Scott’s presentations are entertaining, inspiring and informative. He is flexible and skillfully adapts his presentations to meet the specific needs and interests of those in attendance.  Often he invites other co-facilitators to join his events, whether local NVC teachers or experts in related fields.  Through his LOVE COACH ACADEMY, Scott is training scores of other teachers to share and utilize his tools of COMPASSIONATE CONNECTIONS in their various fields of work and service.

Guest Category: Self Help, Spiritual, Travel & Leisure, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Filmmaker, Producer, Author, Programmer, Game Designer, Entrepreneur, Software Developer, Director, Spiritualist
Guest Biography:

Scott Blum is a filmmaker and international bestselling author of Waiting for Autumn and Summer's Path. He is also the co-founder of DailyOM, a popular self improvement website that offers inspirational messages, horoscopes and an on-line retail store. With over 1,200,000 subscribers it has become the premier on-line destination for providing motivational content, products and courses around the globe from some of today's best-selling authors and luminaries.

As a pioneer in the interactive Internet entertainment industry, Scott's career began as a software developer. By the time he was 18 he was providing software for the Commodore 64. He then went on to work for Capcom in Japan as one of the first American Nintendo programmers. Blum also worked for Sega and Taito and created over 15 video games for the Nintendo and Sega game machines, some of which have sold millions of copies.

Scott was hired to work at Starwave by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. While there, he produced Peter Gabriel's critically acclaimed "Eve" CD-ROM, which was the recipient of the prestigious Milia d'Or award for excellence in CD-ROM production. Scott then founded and was president of iMusic in 1995, which was the original pioneer of netcasting and one of the first sites to bridge the legitimate music industry with the Internet. Scott worked with such bands as Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, and Ben Harper. It was the largest music community on the Internet, paving the way for other online communities like MySpace.

In 1999, he sold iMusic to music industry insider ARTISTdirect, which in turn sold iMusic to Apple. Scott spent five years at ARTISTdirect, acting as VP of Research and Development and leading product development for their advanced technology and digital music initiatives.

In 2004 Scott and his wife Madisyn Taylor founded DailyOM ( after wanting to merge their personal interests in spirituality with their professional lives. DailyOM has since become one of the premiere on-line destinations for non-denominational inspirational content, products and courses from some of today's best-selling authors and luminaries.

Scott's personal interest in metaphysics and spirituality has been an ongoing pursuit since an early age. Decidedly non-traditional, he has found himself in remarkably unique and profound metaphysical situations that he has begun to share in his series of books. Scott continues to write for this series of spiritual adventures which begins with Summer's Path (digital, January 2009 & hardcover, April 2010), Waiting for Autumn (hardcover, Spring 2009), Winter Moon Rises (hardcover, November 2011), all published by Hay House.

Scott also wrote and directed his first feature film, Walk-In which will be released in 2012.

Scott lives in the mountains of Ashland, Oregon with Madisyn Taylor (author of the DailyOM book), his wife, business partner and soul mate.

Guest Category: Music, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual, Technology, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Political Activist
Guest Biography:

Panteha Naghi was born into a Jewish family in Tehran Iran in 1979 after one year after the Revolution during which Islamic fundamentalists finally took over the country. She grew up there--during the war with Iraq (it seems like no matter where I go, I can't escape being at war with Iraq!)--and finished 2nd grade. FREE IRANHer family moved to the U.S. in 1988. She completed her studies at St. John's University in New York in Philosophy and English. In 2004 Panteha became a Raelian and has become spokeperson for them. Panteha has been highly involved with Iran's Political Freedom and more recently been an intregal activist here in the US for a FREE IRAN.

In Panteha's words: "The youth of Iran, YOU ARE MY HEROES! I have been waiting for you to act all my life, and you have made my dream come true. We are with you, each and everyone of you. You are humanity's heroes, and I promise you: YOU WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN!"

Guest Category: Politics & Government
Guest Occupation: Hypnotherapist, Teacher, Speaker, Healer, School Director, Author, Spiritualist
Guest Biography:

Marilyn Gordon, BCH, CI is a board certified hypnotherapist, teacher, speaker, healer, school director and author with over thirty years of experience and a diverse and expansive background in teaching and healing. She is the award-winning founder and director of the Center for Hypnotherapy Certification in Oakland, California, has been recognized in 14 Who’s Whos, appears on radio and television, and gives numerous workshops. She is also the author of Extraordinary Healing: Transforming Your Consciousness, Your Energy System and Your Life, as well as other books, manuals, CDs and DVDs. She works in the area of profound mental-emotional-spiritual transformation. She does her best to bring compassion, inspiration, and love to all she does. Her purpose is to work with love and wisdom to amplify the good and talents in others and to assist them in transforming their consciousness and empowering their lives.

I teach workshops and courses, give teleseminars, have created books and manuals (the latest of which is The Wise Mind: The Brilliant Key to Life Transformation and Healing), as well as CDs and DVDs. 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Author, Speaker, Spiritualist, Motivator, NDE Experiencer, Alternative Health Expert
Guest Biography:

Dannion Brinkley is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of spirituality, self-development and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. He’s the author of 3 international best selling books, Saved by the Light, At Peace in the Light, and Secrets of the Light, He has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows and in 1994 his New York Times bestseller, Saved by the Light (VHS), was the highest rated made-for-television movie of all time (by the Fox Network).

Dannion’s deep understanding of and compassion for those who are suffering is anchored in his own personal experiences of enduring unimaginable pain and multiple near-death experiences. He’s been clinically dead for 28 minutes and had three of the most complete Near Death Experiences (NDEs) ever recorded.

His near death experiences range from—two lightening strikes, open-heart surgery, ruptured subdural hematomas—to brain surgery and a massive grand mal seizure. Drawing from these experiences, Dannion delivers his uniquely inspirational and insightful messages to diverse audiences worldwide on topics including Near-Death Experiences, Palliative and Hospice Care, and Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices.

Dannion’s near death experiences and panoramic life reviews engrained in him a sense of service and compassion. He has been a hospice volunteer for 33 years; has spent more than 26,000 hours at the bedside of dying veterans; and has been with 375 people when they drew their last breath.

In 1997, Dannion co-founded The Twilight Brigade, Compassion in Action in Los Angeles with a small but dedicated team of experience hospice volunteers and trainers. Since then, more than 5,300 have taken the volunteer training.

His vision is to grow the Twilight Brigade Chapters to be active in every VA VISN, with trained volunteers serving in every VA hospice unit in the country. This way, loved ones and VA providers have more access to the Twilight Brigade and truly no veteran at the end of their life will be alone.

Because of his work in healthcare and the VA, he has been active for more than 20 years in educating legislators and policymakers about the value of complementary therapies and urging for research and wider access. He was invited to the famed Chantilly meeting and has testified before Congress, a White House Commission, the National Academy of Sciences, and at numerous Alternative Medicine Advisory Committee meetings.

Dannion has received dozens of awards for his achievements and volunteer service, including the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, the VFW Women’s Auxiliary Cherished Heroes Award, the Courage and Valor Award from the National Foundation for Women Legislators and numerous VA Awards including the VA Special Secretary’s Award and the Heart of Hospice Award, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s highest honor.

Dannion is a respected international speaker and delivers his uniquely inspirational and insightful messages to diverse audiences worldwide on topics including near death experiences, palliative and hospice care, and complementary and alternative healing practices.

To learn more, visit Dannion’s near death experiences or his speaking page.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Near Death Experiences, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Doctor, Urologist, Oncologist, Surgeon
Guest Biography:

Vice Chairman, Department of Urology
Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery
The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Samadi is a board certified urologic oncologist trained in open traditional and laparoscopic surgery and is an expert in robotic prostatectomy surgery. He is the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He has dedicated his distinguished career to the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and is considered one of the most prominent surgeons in his field.

  • Over 4,000 successful robotic prostate surgeries
  • Fellowships in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Developed his own advanced SMART surgery technique
  • Entire procedure is performed by Dr. Samadi
  • Minimal blood loss (no transfusion necessary)
  • Personalized care before and after the procedure
  • Always operates with the same team
  • 96% of patients regain continence*
  • 85% of patients regain sexual function*
  • Director of Mount Sinai's Robotic Fellowship Program
  • Fox News Medical "A-Team" expert
Guest Category: Medicine
Guest Occupation: Artist, Writer, Egyptologist
Guest Biography:

OLIVIA TEMPLE is an artist and writer, who has contributed to many wellknown magazines in the UK. She was co-author with her husband of Aesop: The Complete Fables (Penguin Classics). She organised the Egyptian, Greek and Italian archaeological research trips for the Project for Historical Dating, and took part in all the archaeometric dating work in Egypt with the permission of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. She works closely with her husband, she translated all the French early travellers’ reports on the Sphinx, consulted on and edited the book, and took many of the photos which appear in The Sphinx Mystery. She has co-designed this website. Olivia is also director of an opera and theatrical design archive.

Guest Category: History