Headlined Guests

Lynn Woodland, Author, Teacher, Human Potential Experrt, Transpersonal Psychologist, Human Motivator, Spiritual Healer, Mind-Body Psycholgist and Mental health Counselor
Guest Occupation: Author, Teacher, Human Potential Experrt, Transpersonal Psychologist, Human Motivator, Spiritual Healer, Mind-Body Psycholgist, Mental health Counselor
Guest Biography:

Lynn Woodland is an award-winning author, international teacher and human potential expert who, since 1975, has worked in fields of transpersonal psychology, human motivation, spiritual healing and mind-body psychology. Her particular expertise is in what gives rise to miracles and in teaching ordinary people to live extraordinary lives so that miracles become, not just possible, but natural.

Her background includes twelve years as a chemical dependency and mental health counselor and decades of work with energetic and spiritual healing. In 1983 she founded and directed the Baltimore Center for Attitudinal Healing, a free health crisis resource center for people dealing with life-challenging illnesses. She has led seminars based on her own work since 1987.

She is the creator of The Miracles Course (Quantum Spirit Unlimited), a year-long program of online spiritual education leading to ordination, and founder of Miracles of the Spirit Ministry.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Self Help, Spiritual
Professor Jennie Brand-Miller PhD, FAIFST, FNSA, Molecular Bioscientist, Lecturer, Researcher, Educator, Author and Nutritionist
Guest Occupation: Molecular Bioscientist, Lecturer, Researcher, Educator, Author, Nutritionist
Guest Biography:

BIO BELOW FROM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennie_Brand-Miller

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller (aka Janette Cecile Brand) PhD, FAIFST, FNSA (born 1952) holds a Personal Chair in Human Nutrition in the School of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Sydney. She is best known for her research and publications on the glycemic index, and its role in human health. Her research interests focus on all aspects of carbohydrates—diet and diabetes, the glycemic index of foods, insulin resistance, lactose intolerance and oligosaccharides in infant nutrition.

She holds a special interest in evolutionary nutrition and the diet of Australian Aborigines. As a nutrition lecturer in 1981, Jennie was investigating Aboriginal bushfood when she came across the glycemic index, a nutritional concept devised by Dr. David J. Jenkins and colleagues from the University of Toronto. The glycemic index has since changed the way the world thinks about food, nutrition and dieting.

Jennie has played a major role in educating the community on the glycemic index. Her books about the low GI diet, The New Glucose Revolution, are international best-sellers with more than 2 million in sales since 1996. The most recent title in the series, The Low GI Diet, was published in September 2004. She has published 16 books and 200 journal articles.

    2003: Received a Clunies Ross Medal for Science and Technology
    2004: Received the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Award of Merit.
    2011: Received a Queen's Birthday honour, appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM), for her research into human nutrition and as a supporter of people with a hearing impairment.[1]

She has made many publications in her life as a nutritionist at the Sydney University.

She has come under attack for poor academic scholarship over her argument that sugar consumption in Australia has declined.[2]

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Biology & Chemistry, Technology
Marcia Schafer, Change Catalyst, ET Contactee, Author, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Trainer, Psychic and Intergalactic Anthropoligist
Guest Occupation: Change Catalyst, ET Contactee, Author, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Trainer, Psychic, Intergalactic Anthropoligist
Guest Biography:

Marcia Schafter

As a change catalyst, Marcia takes her audience into the unexplored as she transforms our understanding of the world around us along with our future. She prepares us for the special needs of the 21st century at this exciting time and highlights through her own personal experiences the truth of our extraterrestrial reality.

In the late nineties Schafer stepped forward from an executive background to publicly reveal her ET encounters despite the controversy that so often follows this topic. An unusual representative, she was able to draw from her professional credentials to catch the attention of audiences who might normally shy away from this subject matter. To her surprise, her life story about contact was read around the world and generated thousands of encouraging letters from people in dozens of countries.

An award winning author, Marcia has been featured in magazines, radio, television and videos and has shared the stage around the world with astronauts, Pulitzer Prize winners and other notables. The London Times Sunday Magazine special edition 50 Years in Space included Marcia in their exclusive look at our cosmos. Confessions of an Intergalactic Anthropologist, which tells her story, has been read in over twenty five countries and is a prior Glyph Award recipient.

Marcia holds a masters degree in business administration, a bachelors degree in nursing and has undergraduate studies in anthropology. With years of executive and entrepreneurial background in the public and private sectors, she draws from this knowledge to position people for success. Well versed in science, medicine and the world of business, she uses her wisdom in these areas to drive home the implications of information gained from her unworldly encounters.

She founded the inventive consulting firm Beyond Zebra to give aspiring leaders the skills they need to build a better future, and combines knowledge of extraterrestrial reality along with a hint of mysticism in her training of up and coming entrepreneurs. With clients in over thirty five countries she's dedicated to changing the course of our future and uses her information to reposition them for a very different tomorrow.

Apart from what she has learned from other-worldly travelers, Marcia can just look at a photo and see someones other incarnations and soul lessons for this lifetime. Her psychic capacity has been used by executives, celebrities, and everyday people to make smart decisions about their future. She uses this talent in her consulting work to reposition clients into new careers adapted towards whats heading our way.

As a lifetime extraterrestrial contactee, this extraordinary dimension gives Marcia an insider's perspective into our future and our potential as a human race. She is a rare source to find balanced and thoughtful information about this compelling issue and people are comforted when they see how grounded and practical she is revealing what she knows about this hushed topic that has been veiled for so long from the general public. After hearing what she has to say, you will be able to gear up for a world changed by the acknowledgment that we are not alone in the universe.

You will be both entertained and intellectually stimulated by her irreverent sense of humor and provocative contents. A futurist who blends intuitive knowledge with practical business experience, Marcia uses her predictive insight to help her clients prepare for the tomorrow that is already here

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive
Andrew Campbell, M.D., Cosmetic Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Otolaryngolgist, Writer, Author, Medical Director and Humanitarian
Guest Occupation: Cosmetic Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Otolaryngolgist, Writer, Author, Medical Director, Humanitarian
Guest Biography:

When you put your face in the hands of a cosmetic surgeon, it's important to know his or her experience and training. Dr. Campbell's extensive background in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery will put your mind at ease.

Dr. Andrew Campbell has been a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 1995. He is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Following his graduation from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Campbell was accepted at his top choice for residency, the University of Cincinnati, where he spent one year in a general surgery internship followed by four full years training in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. In his last year of training, Dr. Campbell was presented with the Altar Peerless Memorial Award for recognition as the most outstanding chief resident. During this time, he spent years in training with several outstanding facial plastic surgeons, mastering techniques in facial rejuvenation and facial reconstruction.

Dr. Campbell has authored many medical articles and book chapters. He loves to teach and was invited by the ABFPRS to administer the oral exam to certify new medical doctors applying for the facial plastic surgery specialty. His practice focus is cosmetic surgery including: face lifts, revision facelift, rhinoplasty (nose), revision rhinoplasty, browlift/eyelift, otoplasty (ear), chin and cheek implants, fat grafting, and many other innovative surgical and laser procedures.

Dr. Campbell is also active in Face to Face, an organized international effort by facial plastic surgeons across the nation to provide education to physicians and surgical care to less fortunate patients in other parts of the world. "These missions are truly a humbling experience and one way I can use my 'gifts' to help others less privileged", said Dr. Campbell. The domestic branch of Face to Face was developed as a partnership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) to help victims of domestic abuse, assisting these individuals to break the cycle of violence, enhance their self-esteem and rebuild their lives. Consultation and surgery are offered pro-bono to eligible individuals.

Dr. Campbell has also received advanced training in laser procedures and non-surgical rejuvenation techniques, and is the medical director, a multi-laser and medical skin care spa. Dr. Campbell believes that all successful cosmetic surgery procedures begin and end with proper skin care.

As an established facial plastic surgeon in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Dr. Andrew Campbell's reputation as a highly trustworthy and forward-thinking surgeon was confirmed by his election as president of the Sheboygan County Medical Society, a 60-member organization. He and his wife Heidi and their four children live in Sheboygan, where fishing, wakeboarding, biking, auto racing, snowboarding, and snow skiing are among their many interests. They also enjoy traveling, fine dining, and collecting wine.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine
Leslie McIntosh - BCHt, CBHt, CI, Hypnotherapist, Regression Therapist, Cognitive Behavior Hypnotherapist, Instructor, Hypnotist and Hypnosis Trainer
Guest Occupation: Hypnotherapist, Regression Therapist, Cognitive Behavior Hypnotherapist, Instructor, Hypnotist, Hypnosis Trainer
Guest Biography:

Leslie McIntosh - BCHt, CBHt, CI

Leslie McIntosh is a Board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, as well as a Cogntive Behaviour Hypnotherapist- specializing in Regression therapy, Soul Screening and Parts Therapy.

She has over 25 years of facilitation experience. She is recognized by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association as a quality trainer and her students are recognized as some of the best professional Hypnotherapists in North America. She is certified as an Instructor and is Board Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

She has been recognized for her work as a presenter at the IMDHA convention.

Over the last decade she has assisted many others to release limiting beliefs or behaviors to support their own healing and move forward with a new profession. Through her mentoring and training skills many graduates have developed the confidence to become Trainers themselves.

Leslie is also a Trainer of Heart Resonance Therapy, and has done Healing Touch and Vibrational Sound Healing. With her many years of adult  facilitation experience, Leslie delivers learning according to leading adult-learning methodologies. She also has a private Clinical Hypnotherapy practice on the Coastal Academy campus inGuildford, BC.

Private Sessions:
Leslie, along with many of the Coastal Academy Clinical Hypnotherapists are available for your personal Hypnotherapy needs. They can assist you to begin your personal healing journey. To book an appointment,or to get a referral to a professional Clinical Hypnotherapist near you, please call Coastal Academy of Hypnotherapy at 604-542-1914 .

Book Leslie to speak to your group:
Women's groups, Business groups,  high school classes, business sales meetings; if you are interested in pursuing success, Leslie is available to address your group.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Sound Healing, Psychology, Science, Self Help
Gavin Menzies, Author, Civilization Water Migration Explorer and Pre Columbian Voyages Researcher
Guest Occupation: Author, Civilization Water Migration Explorer, Pre Columbian Voyages Researcher
Guest Biography:

Gavin Menzies is the bestselling author of 1421, 1434 and his latest book, The Lost Empire of Atlantis. His first two books showed that the Chinese discovered America several decades for Columbus. Further research, however, has revealed that there was a global trade - by sea- thousands of years before. The civilization at the center of this world economy was the Minoans, who sailed to Africa, India, America and all across Europe. They had powerful ties with the Ancient Egyptians and their civilization shows remarkable similarities to the lost civilization known as Atlantis. After more than two decades of groundbreaking studies, Gavin Menzies continues to expand the seafaring capabilities of our ancestors.

Guest Category: History, Technology
Santos Bonacci, Guitarist, Flamenco, Latin and Jazz Musician, Lecturer, Sovereignty Law Researcher, Astrotheology Researcher and World Corruption Explorer
Guest Occupation: Guitarist, Flamenco, Latin and Jazz Musician, Lecturer, Sovereignty Law Researcher, Astrotheology Researcher, World Corruption Explorer
Guest Biography:

Santos Bonacci is a Melbourne Based Flamenco/Latin/Jazz guitarist. His music is original guitar music with a hint of Santana and Gypsy Kings. With Darryl Wood in the Duo ‘Bonacci & Wood’, Santos has sold thousands of copies of the duo’s ‘Moorea’ and ‘Nuevo Mundo’ CD’s.

Santos started playing the Beatles and Cat Stephens at age 9 in 1972. Since then he has dabbled in Rock 'n Roll, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Baroque, Flamenco & Contemporary. From this diverse background, Santos has developed a highly refined and original style, fusing Flamenco, Latin, and Jazz. This genre of music is mostly associated with the Gypsies of southern France and Spain, and was made popular on a global scale by the Gypsy Kings through the Eighties and Nineties.

Santos’ music has an engaging intensity but is easy to listen to. With the Duo Bonacci & Wood, Santos was the opening act for Bill Gates’ keynote speech at the Comdex IT Expo 2001, (MGM Grand, Las Vegas), playing to 17,000 people. Other career highlights include opening for Leo Sayer at The Show Room, Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia and performances at the Riviera Casino, and 5 days at Comdex 2001 Las Vegas.

Santos uses a hand built Spanish Flamenco Guitar, and has a playing technique based on Flamenco Classical and Baroque training. His album ‘Angelica’ was produced with the best Australian sound engineers (Andy Shanahan - Co-Producer, Steve Scanlon - Mastering). Together they have achieved a very high quality sounding ‘acoustic’ album.


Santo Bonacci deals with the subject of Reclaiming Dominion. Breaking the fictions of Law, Religion and Science.

The Holy Science, the ancient science based on the workings of the solar system, which is the science of, 'as above so bellow', enables one to develop wisdom and enlightenment far beyond what this world has on offer.

This ancient fascinating wisdom which he is disseminating and teaching will have a profound spiritual effect on your life! This knowledge will enable you to remember that which you already know.

Santo's studies span over 30 years, recently he has put together many things that will help so many make sense of so much that is going on in today's world, and the future that we all face.

Santo's research busts wide open the world of corruption that is all around us, the world in which most live out each day of their lives.

Santos currently lectures in Australia and on Global Radio on Astrotheology and Sovereignty Law. he offers a perspective which brings some of our beliefs back into context by joining some of the dots that have otherwise made this information highly subjective, controversial and used as a major historical source of humanity's exploitation.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Music, Physics & Metaphysics, Politics & Government, Psychology, Science
Dr. Topher Morrison, Mass Communications Expert, Speaker, Media Trainer, Author, Motivational Rebel, Inspiration Facilitator, Mentor, Personal Development Trainer, Spokesperson, Music Prodcuer, Non-Profit Volunteer and Hypnotherapist
Guest Occupation: Mass Communications Expert, Speaker, Media Trainer, Author, Motivational Rebel, Inspiration Facilitator, Mentor, Personal Development Trainer, Spokesperson, Music Prodcuer, Non-Profit Volunteer, Hypnotherapist
Guest Biography:

Since 1989, “Topher,” as he is known to his friends, has trained tens of thousands of people worldwide, and is acclaimed as an expert in mass communication.

Dr. Morrison is internationally recognized for his columns on leadership through speaking, keynotes, and media training. Topher is the author of the best-selling book, “Stop Chasing Perfection and SETTLE FOR EXCELLENCE” which is being hailed as the self-help book for people who are tired of self-help books.

In contrast to most professional speakers, Topher’s shockingly honest and irresistibly down-to-earth approach is surprisingly infectious. His personality and straightforward manner are endearing to audiences who are tired of fleeting success in “self-help sinkholes.” He is not afraid to tell it like it is and shatter the myth of achieving perfection. Instead, Topher reaches people across all aspects of an organization and shares with them well grounded, easy-to-implement strategies to stay focused and inspired on their company goal no matter what the economy may be serving up. He’s not so much a motivational speaker, as he his a motivational rebel!

Topher isn’t just a ‘one-trick pony’ speaker. He has committed his career to understanding all facets of speaking – from motivational keynotes, to hosting events, and endorsing products as a spokesperson, when you hire Topher, you don’t just get a speaker, you get an expert who can communicate your message to the masses.

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Marketing, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help
Mike Harris
Guest Occupation: Entrepreneur, Technical Advisor, Finance Degree, Mergers and Acquisitions Expert
Guest Biography:

Mike Harris has over thirty years experience in manufacturing, finance and technology development. A participant in domestic and international start-ups, acquisitions and mergers, Mr. Harris founded Harris Technical Sales Inc. that became Motorola’s vendor of choice, placing over $1.2 billion of capital equipment worldwide. As Chairman of the Board of Eclipse Technology, improvements in logistics decreased Motorola downtime by 60% and decreased mean time between failures by 90%. As Chairman and CEO of TFG Acquisition Corporation, he drove an additional $300 million of value to Motorola shareholders. Mr. Harris then became the Arizona Managing Director of AMT Capital Partners LLC.

In 2006 Mr. Harris accepted a position with Support Resources International (SRI). Within 14 months, as President/COO, SRI’s annual revenue grew from $10.4 million to $27 million, transforming a $3 million loss to a $4.5 million profit. After four years of applied physics at the University of Arizona and two years of economics at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Mr. Harris received an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Harris served as a technical advisor to the Committee on Science and Technology of the U.S. Congress.

Guest Category: Business, News, Investing and Finance, Marketing, Management, History, Politics & Government, Technology
William Buhlman, Author, Astral Projection Expert, OBE Expert, Out-of-Body Traveloer, OBE Facilitator, Hypnotherapist, Lecturer, Teacher and Media Producer
Guest Occupation: Author, Astral Projection Expert, OBE Expert, Out-of-Body Traveloer, OBE Facilitator, Hypnotherapist, Lecturer, Teacher, Media Producer
Guest Biography:

William Buhlman, Author of, Adventures Beyond the Body and The Secret of the Soul.

William is an expert in numerous but simple Astral Projection and Out of Body (OBE) techniques from the shamanistic to the modern.

Follow William William Buhlman is America's leading expert on out-of-body experiences. The author's four decades of extensive personal out-of-body explorations give him a unique and thought provoking insight into this subject. His first book, Adventures beyond the Body chronicles his personal spiritual journey of self-discovery through out-of-body travel, and provides the reader with the preparation and techniques that can be used for their own adventure.

During the last ten years he has conducted an international out-of-body experience survey that includes over 18,000 participants from forty-two countries. The provocative results of this survey are presented in his book, The Secret of the Soul. This cutting edge book explores the unique opportunities for personal growth and profound spiritual awakenings that are experienced during out-of-body travel.

Over the past two decades William has developed a proven, effective system to experience safe, self initiated out-of-body adventures. He conducts an in-depth workshop with the Monroe Institute titled, Out-of-Body Exploration Intensive. This unique workshop provides the steps, intention and techniques designed for controlled out-of-body exploration. Each participant will experience a comprehensive array of proven OBE methods including the target technique, inner motion, visualization, chakra and energy body activation. In addition, hypnotic, shamanic and early morning methods will be practiced.

As a certified hypnotherapist, William incorporates various methods in his workshops to explore the profound nature of out-of-body experiences and the benefits of accelerated personal development. Through lectures, workshops and his books the author teaches the preparation and techniques of astral projection and spiritual exploration.

The author brings a refreshing look to how we can use out-of-body experiences to explore our spiritual identity and enhance our intellectual and physical lives. William is best known for his ability to teach people how to have profound spiritual adventures through the use of out-of-body experiences. In addition, he has developed an extensive series of audio and video programs that are designed to expand awareness and assist in the exploration of consciousness. William has appeared on numerous television and radio shows worldwide. William's books are currently available in ten languages.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Meditation, Shamanism
Lamont Wood, Freelance Writer, Author, Writer and Historian
Guest Occupation: Freelance Writer, Author, Writer, Historian
Guest Biography:

Lamont Wood has been a freelance writer for nearly three decades, largely covering the high-tech industry. He has sold more than 500 articles to various magazines ranging from Scientific American to trade journals in Hong Kong, and has written more than eight books. He also is a history buff, and has written for history magazines.

Guest Category: History, Paranormal, Science, Technology
Scott Tips, J.D., Lawyer, Juris Doctorate, Editor In Chief, Writer, NHL President, Legal Columnist, Health Freedoms Activist, Speaker and Author
Guest Occupation: Lawyer, Juris Doctorate, Editor In Chief, Writer, NHL President, Legal Columnist, Health Freedoms Activist, Speaker, Author
Guest Biography:

A Brief Biography of Scott Tips, JD - Editor of Health Freedom News - President and Legal Counsel for NHF

Born and reared in Texas, Scott Tips moved to California when he was 21.  It was there that he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles, while working at three jobs in order to put himself through school.

Having read an article about how another student had lived and studied in France very inexpensively, Scott then packed his bags and, knowing but three words of French, went to Paris to study French and history at the Sorbonne (Paris I & Paris IV).  After one school year there, he then returned to the United States, where he spent the Summer building houses to earn money for law school.

Scott then moved to Berkeley, California, where he attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).  At Boalt Hall, he was accepted onto the California Law Review, where he became its Managing Editor and helped to bring that journal back on schedule.  After three years of study, Scott obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Boalt Hall and then quickly took and passed the California Bar Exam.

A California-licensed attorney, he has specialized in food-and-drug law and trademark law, but also engages in business litigation, general business law, and nonprofit organizations, with an international clientele.  Since 1989, Scott has been the General Counsel for the National Health Federation, the World's oldest health-freedom organization for consumers, as well as the Editor In Chief of its magazine, Health Freedom News.  In 2007, he became NHF President, and has been a frequent speaker for the organization and for health freedom on several continents.

A legal columnist, Scott writes a monthly column for Whole Foods Magazine called "Legal Tips," a column he started many years ago.  Currently, he is primarily occupied with health-freedom issues arising from national governments’ and such international organizations as the Codex Alimentarius Commission’s attempts to limit individual freedom of choice in health matters.  In that capacity, he has compiled, edited, and published a book on the subject entitled Codex Alimentarius - Global Food Imperialism. He also attends Codex meetings worldwide and has attended more Codex meetings than any other health-freedom activist.

Guest Category: Legal, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Politics & Government
Helena Matheopoulos, Fashion Editor, Writer, Columnist, Author, Mediaval Historian, Linguist, Journalist, Editor-at-Large, Artist Advisor, Speaker and Artistic Administrator
Guest Occupation: Fashion Editor, Writer, Columnist, Author, Mediaval Historian, Linguist, Journalist, Editor-at-Large, Artist Advisor, Speaker, Artistic Administrator
Guest Biography:

Helena Matheopoulos was born in Athens and has lived in London most of her life.

She was educated at Pierce College, the American school in Athens, holds a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Mediaeval History from University College, London and is fluent in six languages.

Upon graduation she began her journalistic career as Fashion Editor of The Tatler (3 years) and The Daily Express (2 years) before joining the Arts Page of The Evening News with a weekly column dedicated to interviews with famous personalities in the Arts. She was also a regular contributor to The Sunday Times, Gramophone and Opera Now and a regular columnist for the Saturday magazine of The Times for a year (1992-93). Currently she is International Editor-at-Large of Greek Vogue.

Her first book, MAESTRO: ENCOUNTERS WITH CONDUCTORS OF TODAY, published in Britain (Hutchinsons) and the US (Harper & Row), was named "Music Book of the Year 1983" by the magazine Stereo Review.

It was followed by BRAVO: TODAY'S TENORS, BARITONES AND BASSES DISCUSS THEIR ROLES, published in both countries (by Weidenfeld and Harper & Row respectively) and translated into several languages, including Chinese. It was also chosen as THE book offered as The 1986 Season Prize to the winner of the weekly interval quiz of the hugely popular Saturday radio relay of Metropolitan Opera performances, "Live from the Met."

DIVA: TODAY'S SOPRANOS AND MEZZOS DISCUSS THEIR ART (Gollancz, 1991) had three hardback editions within a year and two paperback editions in the UK as well as the US and was followed by a second volume on the same subject: DIVA: THE NEW GENERATION (Little, Brown)

In 1996 she published a biography of King Juan Carlos of Spain, JUAN CARLOS I: A KING FOR TODAY, with His Majesty's collaboration This was followed by a biography of Placido Domingo: PLACIDO DOMINGO: MY ROLES IN OPERA (Little Brown, 2000), which has been published in eight countries including, of course, the US (Baskerville Publishers).

In autumn 2011 “Fashion Designers at the Opera” (an illustrated coffee table volume), is being published by Thames & Hudson in both the UK and the US .

Parallel to her writing activities, Helena Matheopoulos was Artistic Advisor to the Athens Megaron from its opening in 1991 to the end of 1995.

From 1996-2004, she was Special Adviser for Vocal Projects of London's Philharmonia Orchestra and, after making it Resident at the Athens Megaron, also Director of its Athens Residency.

Since 2000, she has also been a regular speaker at several venues in the US and the UK on subjects related to her books, (e.g., “Callas, the Sacred Flame”, “Greek Gods, Myths and Heroes at the Opera”, “The Art of the Tenor”, The Search for Don Giovanni”, “The Rise and Rise of the American Diva”, “The Art of Placido Domingo” etc).

In autumn 2011, she was invited to speak at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, following which she has been invited to the Oxford Literary Festival in March 2012 and the Buxton Music festival in July 2012.

In 2005, she became Artistic Administrator of Apollonian Enterprises, a company specializing in the organization of musical Events, including, in 2005, a concert titled “Greece at the Opera” at the Teatro dal Verme in Milan with 6 soloists and the Orchestra of La Scala, which was repeated in 2006 at London’s, Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Performing Arts, Literature, Visual Arts, Music
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist, Author, Teacher, Authority on Self Directed Neuroplasticity, Editor, Writer, Meditator and Rock Climber
Guest Occupation: Neuropsychologist, Author, Teacher, Authority on Self Directed Neuroplasticity, Editor, Writer, Meditator, Rock Climber
Guest Biography:

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. He’s the author of the bestselling Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (with Rick Mendius, M.D.; Foreword by Dan Siegel, M.D. and Preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.), published in 21 languages, and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (New Harbinger, 2011). He is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he's taught at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and in meditation centers in Europe, North America, and Australia.

The companion to his bestselling book, Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (New Harbinger, Nov 2011), presents over 50 quick yet profoundly powerful simple practices to change the neurocircuitry in our brains to lead to greater happiness, love and wisdom. As an expert in neuroscience and positive psychology, Dr. Hanson guides the reader through the contemplative practices and offers additional material for deeper understanding of the exercise.

Sample practices include:
  1. Take in the Good
  2. Notice You're Alright Right Now
  3. Don't take it personally
  4. See the Good in Yourself
  5. Enjoy Your Hands
  6. Fill the Hole in Your Heart

An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Consumer Reports Health, and U.S. News and World Report. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter - Just One Thing – has over 26,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, and his first book was Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships (Penguin, 2002).

A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Dr. Hanson is a trustee of Saybrook University. He also served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years, and was President of the Board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, CA. He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Buddhism, Science, Self Help, Spiritual, Meditation
Dr. Bradley Nelson, Holistic Physician, Medical Doctor, Self healing Researcher, Author, Teacher and Lecturer
Guest Occupation: Holistic Physician, Medical Doctor, Self healing Researcher, Author, Teacher, Lecturer
Guest Biography:

In The Emotion Code, renowned holistic physician and lecturer Dr. Bradley Nelson skillfully lays bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind. He reveals how emotionally-charged events from your past can still be haunting you in the form of “trapped emotions” emotional energies that literally inhabit your body.

Dr. Nelson explains clearly and concisely how trapped emotions can create pain, malfunction and eventual disease. In addition, trapped emotions can exert a dramatic effect on how you think, the choices that you make, and how successful you will be.

Perhaps the most important discovery that Dr. Nelson has made is that trapped emotional energies will often gather around the heart, creating a “Heart-Wall” that may block you from giving and receiving love freely.

The Emotion Code is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage. Releasing trapped emotions often results in the sudden disappearance of physical problems, self-sabotage, and recurring relationship difficulties.

Filled with real-world examples from many years of clinical practice, The Emotion Code is a distinct and authoritative new work that is destined to become an instant classic on self-healing.

The Emotion Code has been created to give you new insight, to show you how trapped emotions can cause all kinds of problems, and give you the means to release them. You can take your life back, enjoy better health, and finally be free from the insidious and subtle forces that trapped emotions are exerting upon you.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Medicine, Science, Self Help, Spiritual
Philip Coppens, Author, Investigative Journalist, Talk Show Host, Lecturer, Writer and Alternative Science Expert
Guest Occupation: Author, Investigative Journalist, Talk Show Host, Lecturer, Writer, Alternative Science Expert
Guest Biography:

Philip Coppens’ publishing career began at the age of 23, when he edited the legacy of the late Belgian historian Marcel Mestdagh’s research into European megaliths into a much-anticipated sequel. That same year, he also helped edit a controversial non-fiction thriller on the theft of Jan Van Eyck’s The Adoration of the Lamb, which was made into a documentary both for Flemish television and the BBC.

If there is one thing that sets Coppens apart from other writers, it is that he is often ahead of the trends. He wrote the first guide in more than four decades about Rosslyn Chapel – the only one to do so before The Da Vinci Code made that Scottish chapel world famous in 2003. He also researched the origins of the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, before the 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie, resulting in a series of controversial articles, which came to the attention of The Washington Post.

As a journalist, he had investigative research into the Kennedy assassination submitted before a US government enquiry in 1993. Two years later, he broke the story of the existence of Chinese pyramids to an international audience. Many of the stories in the so-called “esoteric field” have at one point passed through his hands, including The Templar Revelation, the book on which The Da Vinci Code was based. In 1999, he was the principal researcher for Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince’s The Stargate Conspiracy, which investigated current politicians’ apparent obsession with ancient Egypt, thus combining his passion for politics and history. The book was dedicated to him.

He is the author of numerous books in the English language, specifically The Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel (2002), on the enigmatic Scottish chapel and its relationship with freemasonry and the Knights Templar; The Canopus Revelation (2004), on the lore of the star Canopus in ancient cultures; Land of the Gods (2007), on the prehistory of Southern Scotland and the myth of King Arthur; The New Pyramid Age (2007), detailing the most recent discoveries that have changed our understanding of pyramids; and Servants of the Grail (2009), identifying the real people encoded into the medieval Grail legends. In 2011, he published an ebook, 2012. Science or Fiction?, with Digital Journeys, which aims to bring clarity as to what 2012 is truly all about. The ebook is also the first to have incorporated video, featuring an interview-style conversation with Philip.

In the bestselling The Ancient Alien Question (2011), he addressed the question whether extra-terrestrial contact has occurred in our past. In early 2012, he published the ebook Killing Kennedy, on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, showing Oswald was not the assassin and the murder itself the result of a conspiracy. The Cryptogram of Rennes-le-Chateau (2012) is a short ebook guide to the small French village and its mysteries. He has recently completed The Lost Civilization Enigma, due for publication on October 22, 2012 and is currently working on Mysteries of the Ancient World, set for publication in the spring of 2013..

In 2009, he wrote and principally featured in Reality Entertainment’s 2012: Signs of the Times (released in US via Warner Home), providing a unique perspective on the 2012 phenomenon. He also created The Ancient Alien Question DVD (2012, released in US via Warner Home, which was also a PayPerView movie on TimeWarner, XBox360, Playstation, etc.).

Apart from English books, he has one French language bestselling book to his credit, La Quête de Saunière (2008), co-authored with André Douzet. In 2004, he also wrote De Da Vinci Code Ontcijferd, a Dutch guide to The Da Vinci Code, which saw a reprint within three weeks of publication and was a top ten bestseller in the Netherlands.

Together with Patrick Bernauw, he wrote De Paus van Satan (2010) , Philip's only novel - so far.

Philip has also contributed to, or been acknowledged in, the following publications or productions:

  • Pre-Atlantis (Dutch title), co-author with Marcel Mestdagh (1994)
  • The Templar Revelation, by Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince (1997)
  • The Stargate Conspiracy, by Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince (1999)
  • Saunière's Model and the Secret of Rennes-le-Château, by André Douzet (2001)
  • EGYPT: "Image of Heaven" - Het Sterrenbeeld van Horus (Dutch title), with Wim Zitman (2006; Dutch edition 2000)
  • The Dan Brown Companion, by Simon Cox (2006)
  • Rosslyn Revealed, by Alan Butler & John Ritchie (2006)
  • The Cygnus Mystery, by Andrew Collins (2006)
  • An A to Z of King Arthur and the Holy Grail, by Simon Cox & Mark Oxbrow (2007)
  • Darklore (Volumes 1-5), compiled and edited by Greg Taylor (2007-10)
  • Unearthing Ancient America, compiled and edited by Frank Joseph (2009)
  • Ancient Code - The Book. Are You Ready for the REAL 2012? (2009)
  • Beneath the Pyramids, by Andrew Collins (2009)
  • PARANOIA: The Conspiracy Reader, Volume 1, by Joan d'Arc and Al Hidell (2010)
  • Ancient Aliens: Season One (2010), Season Two (2010), Season Three (2011) and Season Four (2012)
  • The Lost Empire of Atlantis by Gavin Menzies (2011)
  • Exposed, Uncovered, & Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past, by Kirsten Dalley and Michael Pye (editors) (2011)

Apart from books, Philip also devotes a lot of attention to essays and feature articles, which have appeared in magazines and anthologies on all continents. His articles have appeared in Fortean Times, NEXUS, Hera, Fenix, Mysterien, New Dawn, Atlantis Rising, Ancient American, Paranoia Magazine, Legendary Times, etc. and have a large and dedicated following on the internet. He holds the record as having most articles published in NEXUS, a magazine published in more than ten languages, with newsstand distribution in Australia, Great Britain, the United States, Italy, France and many other European countries, bringing to the world exciting new discoveries, such as the existence of pyramids in China and Bosnia and controversial articles on the state of modern archaeology and Egyptology, as well as political scandals, ranging from the corridors of the CIA to the Vatican.

In 1995, he established Frontier Magazine (formerly Frontier 2000) together with Herman Hegge, a newsstand magazine in the Netherlands and Belgium. Since 1995, Frontier Sciences Foundation has grown to incorporate, amongst others, Frontier Bookshop and Frontier Publishing, as well as hosting the annual Frontier Symposium and Frontier Award. In 2008, he organized the Histories & Mysteries Conference in Edinburgh, which included the first ever public display of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull, receiving blanket media coverage for the event from the UK press (newspapers, television and radio).

Since 1995, he has lectured on the subject in the United States, Great-Britain, France, Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has been extensively interviewed for radio and television, including The History Channel (US) with shows such as Civilization Lost and America's Book of Secrets, Coast to Coast AM (US), Belgium's Kanaal 2 and VRT news, Voyager (RaiDue – Italy), Edge Media TV (UK), etc. He is one of the key contributors and interviewees for The History Channel’s most popular television series Ancient Aliens, for the fourth season running.

All of these books, articles and appearances have made him a household name in the field of alternative science, where he holds a unique position, as he is considered to be a believer by the skeptics, and a skeptic by the believers – a testament to his investigative knack.

Together with his wife, Kathleen McGowan, he hosts a weekly radio show The Spirit Revolution on BBS Radio and leads the successful Sacred France tours, as well as The Writer's Grail seminars.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, History, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Religion, Science, Spiritual, Technology, TV & Film
Eric Herm, Broadcast Journalist, Vagabond, Farmer, Naturalist and Author
Guest Occupation: Broadcast Journalist, Vagabond, Farmer, Naturalist, Author
Guest Biography:

Eric Herm was raised on a cotton farm near Ackerly, Texas. Leaving the farm to pursue other interests, he graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in broadcast journalism. After working in sports television broadcasting, Herm soon chose the life of a vagabond. He lived and worked in Colorado and Alaska, writing about his own personal adventures along life’s highway.

Traveling extensively through America, Mexico, Europe and Northern Africa, he witnessed various lifestyles, personalities, and cultures. Throughout his travels, these experiences helped open his mind to the endless possibilities of living life to the fullest. Satisfying his restless spirit, Herm returned back to the land that has been in his family for almost 90 years. He started his life as a farmer all over again.

As a naturalist, he continues to seek a more balanced relationship between his family’s farm and Mother Nature, and details the transformation of himself and his family farm in his new book Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth.

“Everything is connected. That bond is what keeps this Planet dancing round in poetic choreography. That connection is what keeps us all alive. What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves. If we are capable of destruction, we are most certainly capable of healing.” - Eric Herm

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle
Jack Abramoff, Lobbyist and Political Activist
Guest Occupation: Lobbyist, Political Activist
Guest Biography:

Jack Abramoff's rollercoaster life story might as well be a major motion picture. In fact, it is. Already two major motion pictures based on Abramoff's story have hit the silver screen. Dubbed on the cover of Time Magazine as the "Man Who Bought Washington", Abramoff rose to become one of America's most successful and prominent lobbyists, before becoming enmeshed in the most harrowing political scandal since Watergate.

Having served 43 months in federal prison, Abramoff is out and ready to speak. Few know more than he about how Washington really works. Abramoff once famously labeled the dysfunctional and Byzantine system which has become our federal government as the "favor factory". None can better show why this factory needs to be shuttered, so good government and democracy can prevail.

Guest Category: Politics & Government, National
Kristi Blicharski, Empowerment Coach, Blogger, Writer, Speaker, Creative Director, Brand Strategist and Marine and Wildlife Conservation Advocate
Guest Occupation: Empowerment Coach, Blogger, Writer, Speaker, Creative Director, Brand Strategist, Marine and Wildlife Conservation Advocate
Guest Biography:

With an extensive background in personal and professional development, communications, and business, Kristi Blicharski is a passionate, positive force for creating happiness, success, and empowerment. Her modern, fresh blend of inspiring ideas and practical tools mixed with new and proven concepts for creating greater happiness are quickly catching on in today’s high-speed environment, where so many are overwhelmed, over plugged in, and searching for something more.

Passionate about sharing her own experiences and dedicated to helping people avoid burnout, find happiness, and create a foundation for their best life, Kristi launched Creating Your Bliss. Today, she writes, speaks, and works with individuals and groups sharing her ideas and lessons, inspiring others create more happiness, wellness, and success.

Kristi has been featured in several media outlets, including Entrepreneur, CNN, Natural Awakenings, Shecky’s, It’s a Glam Thing, Holistic Life Magazine, and Successful Living. She’s a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and AOL Healthy Living, and is working on her first book.  In addition to coaching and speaking, she also continues as Creative Director and Brand Strategist for Bliss Media, the marketing and events division of her company.

Kristi regularly gives her energy and know-how to non-profit organizations. She is a Luminary Circle member of ShopLACity campaign, which encourages L.A. residents to support local businesses.  She loves water sports, Yoga, trail running, gardening, and adventure. A Southern California native, she lives it up in LA.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle, Self Help, Motivational
Michael A. Steinman, M.D., Director of Research, Geriatrician, Doctor of Medicine and Associate Professor
Guest Occupation: Director of Research, Geriatrician, Doctor of Medicine, Associate Professor
Guest Biography:

Dr. Steinman received his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in primary care internal medicine at UCSF. He then joined the UCSF Division of Geriatrics for fellowships in the VA National Quality Scholars Program and the UCSF Clinical Geriatrics Fellowship. Dr. Steinman has been a member of the faculty at UCSF since 2004.

Dr. Steinman is a recognized leader in identifying and improving the quality of medication prescribing in clinically complex older adults. He devotes most of his time to research, while also maintaining an active clinical practice in the geriatrics clinic and inpatient general medicine service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Steinman's research program focuses on improving how doctors prescribe medications for older adults, and is supported by grants from the VA Health Services Research & Development Service, the National Institute of Aging, and the American Federation for Aging Research. His research interests also include pharmaceutical industry marketing and the impacts of marketing on physicians and trainees.

Dr. Steinman is Director of Research Training for the UCFS Division of Geriatrics, and also serves as Director of Comparative Effectiveness Research at UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). He is President of the California Region for the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Music