Headlined Guests

Dr. Brian O'Leary, Author, Scientist, Former Astronaut, International Speaker, Researcher, Lectuerer, Writer, Teacher, Assistant Professor, Columnist, Environmentalist, Consultant, Advisor and Facilitator
Guest Occupation: Author, Scientist, Former Astronaut, International Speaker, Researcher, Lectuerer, Writer, Teacher, Assistant Professor, Columnist, Environmentalist, Consultant, Advisor, Facilitator
Guest Biography:

BIOGRAPHY, 2008: Over the past twenty years, Dr. O'Leary has researched, lectured and written extensively about new paradigms of science and global transformation. His most recent book Re-Inheriting the Earth describes how we can lift out of ourselves out of our current path of global destruction. Much of his work is based on extensive international travels to some of the best and brightest researchers of new science, new medicine and "free" energy.

Dr. O'Leary has published internationally ten trade books on the frontiers of science, space, energy and culture, with sales averaging over 10,000 copies per book. He was a NASA scientist-astronaut, assistant professor of astronomy at Cornell University alongside Carl Sagan, and has also taught Physics for Poets and Princeton University and technology assessment at the University of California Berkeley School of Law and Hampshire College. He has published over 100 technical papers in the peer reviewed scientific literature and another 100 popular magazine and Op-Ed pieces worldwide. He has appeared frequently on American national television and radio, including the Today Show, Larry King Live, the Donahue Show and the Art Bell Show.(C.V.)

A passionate environmentalist open to innovative solutions, Dr. O'Leary was special consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, wrote speeches and was senior advisor to environmental presidential candidate Morris Udall. He also helped presidential candidates George McGovern, Walter Mondale and Jesse Jackson on economic policies to convert from polluting and military activities to green initiatives.

He is currently on the faculty of the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, teaching in the Masters program in Transformational Psychology. He is co-founder of the New Energy Movement (no longer President). He has recently completed the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course and lectures widely at their ashrams and centers throughout the world. He is co-founder of the International Association of New Science and advisor to Dennis Weaver's Institute of Ecolonomics.

Over the past decade, Dr. Oleary has spoken or led workshops at the Esalen Insitute, the Findhorn Foundation, Oxford University, St. James Picadilly, State of the World Forum, the United Nations Youth Assembly, the International Conferences on Science and Consciouness, the International Forums on New Science, the Philosophical Research Society, the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, Unity churches, Chuches of Religious Science, the Yuba Seminars and dozens of other venues worldwide.

With his artist-wife Meredith, Brian is founding Montesueños, a retreat center and botanical garden in the Ecuadorian Andes dedicated to finding deep peaceful and sustainable solutions to humankind's war on nature and to implement these at local, regional and global levels of action.  They also plan to have many workshops and residences in the arts.  Many international groups will be coming during 2008 to launch this unique new facility, known for its great natural beauty.

Personally signed copies of Dr. O'Leary's books and a recent video are available through the Books and Tapes web page.

Dr. O'Leary is also available to give lectures, workshops and courses based on his recent research. Speaking Topics

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Politics & Government, Religion, Science, Spiritual, Technology
Mellen-Thomas Benedict, NDE'r, Universal Intelligence Contactee, Author and Speaker
Guest Occupation: NDE'r, Universal Intelligence Contactee, Author, Speaker
Guest Biography:

After suffering from a terminal illness, in 1982 Mellen-Thomas ‘died’ and for an hour and a half he was monitored showing no vital signs. Miraculously he returned to his body with a complete remission of the disease – and one of the most inspirational near-death experiences known to date.

While on the “other side” Mellen journeyed through several realms of consciousness and beyond the “light at the end of the tunnel”. He was shown during his near-death experience, in holographic detail, Earth’s past and a beautiful vision of mankind’s future for the next 400 years. He experienced the cosmology of our soul’s connection to mother earth (Gaia), our role in the Universe, and was gifted with access to Universal Intelligence.

Since his near-death experience, Mellen-Thomas has maintained his direct access to Universal Intelligence, and returns to the light at will, enabling him to be a bridge between science and spirit. He has been involved in research programs on near-death experiences and has developed new technologies for health and wellness. With humility, insight, and depth of feeling he shares his experience and insights.

He brings back from his near-death experience a message of hope and inspiration for humanity, delivered with a joy and clarity that is refreshing. His depth of feeling and passion for life is a gift to be shared.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Paranormal, Near Death Experiences, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Dr. Rita Louise, Ph.D, N.D., Radio Show Host, Naturopathic Physician, Human Potential Researcher, Medical Intuitive, Clairvoyant, Author, Healer, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist, Counseler, Keynote Speaker, Writer, Columnist, Pastor, Trainer and Who's Who
Guest Occupation: Radio Show Host, Naturopathic Physician, Human Potential Researcher, Medical Intuitive, Clairvoyant, Author, Healer, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist, Counseler, Keynote Speaker, Writer, Columnist, Pastor, Trainer, Who's Who
Guest Biography:

SoulHealer, Dr. Rita Louise, PhD, ND is the founder of the Institute of Applied Energetics and the host of Just Energy Radio. A Naturopathic Physician and a 20-year veteran in the Human Potential Field, it is her unique gift as a medical intuitive and clairvoyant that illuminates and enlivens her work. Author of the books Dark Angels: An Insiders Guide to Ghosts, Spirits and Attached Entities, Avoiding The Cosmic 2X4 and The Power Within, Dr. Louise credits early childhood influences for the direction her life would take.

By the age of 12, she had already begun searching for spiritual self-discovery pursuing topics including health and wellness, philosophy and the esoteric arts and sciences. At the age of 30, Dr. Louise enrolled at the Berkeley Psychic Institute where she studied meditation, energy medicine, and learned how to perform clairvoyant readings. Continuing her educational pursuits, Dr. Louise earned the distinction of Reiki Master and Certified Hypnotherapist. At 37, Dr. Louise returned to school full time, earning a degree as a Naturopath and then her Ph.D. in Natural Health Counseling, thus rounding out her education.

A frequent consultant to the media, Dr. Louise has appeared as a keynote speaker at events such as the Whole Life Expo, ASPE Paranormal Symposium, Texas Ghost Show, History, Haunts and Legends Conference and has spoken to organizations such as Naturopathic Medical Association, the American Podiatrist Association, and the Texas Department of Health.

She has been a featured guest on many radio shows such as Coast to Coast w/ George Nory, Shirley MacLaine's Independent Expressions Radio Show, X-Squared Radio, the Lou Gentile Show, Contact Radio, Second Site Radio, and Out Of This World Radio and appears monthly on Feet To The Fire Radio with her "SoulHealer Moments".

Dr. Louise is also a regular contributor to publications including In Light Times, The Edge News, and Voice of Choices Magazine. Her alternative health articles have also appeared in publications such as Fate Magazine, Today's Dallas Woman, Inner Self Magazine, Holistic Health News and The Psychic Journal.

The founder of the North End Psychic Fair and a former Pastor for the Church of Divine Man, Dr. Louise currently trains students in medical intuition, intuitive counseling and energy medicine. In addition, she runs a private practice and is a professor of Alternative Health Studies at Westbrook University.

She is the Chairman of the Board for the International Association of Medical Intuitives, has served on the Board of Directors for the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. Through her work, Dr. Louise has been recognized by National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professions.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive
Peter Gorman, Journalist, Adventurer, Writer, Columnist, Consultant, Speaker and Editor
Guest Occupation: Journalist, Adventurer, Writer, Columnist, Consultant, Speaker, Editor
Guest Biography:

Peter Gorman is a noted and award-winning journalist and adventurer. His feature writing has appeared in more than 100 major national and international magazines including Omni, Playboy, Wildlife Conservation, Spain’s Geo, Mexico’s Geo Mundo, Italy’s Airone and Sette, Germany’s Die Zeit, England’s World and The Times of India.

Mr. Gorman's video work includes major pieces for the United Nations and The Salvation Army, as well as consulting assignments for National Geographic's Explorer and the BBC's Natural World.

In Peru, Peter Gorman has collected artifacts from the Matses Indians of the Rio Jivari for the American Museum of Natural History in New York, as well as herpetological species and medicinal plants for FIDIA Research Institute of the University of Rome and Shaman Pharmaceuticals. For nearly 25 years, Peter Gorman has worked with ayahuasca, the visionary vine of the Amazon.

His work in the jungles of South America has been the subject or a recent feature in Men’s Journal (May, 2008). It was also the subject of a cover story in New York Press (Feb. 19, 1992) and has been covered in both Newsweek (June 15, 1992) and Science Magazine (Nov. 20, 1992), among other places.

He currently lives in Texas on a small ranch with his three kids and when not there can be found investigating Drug War stories, running occasional tours to the jungle and trying to get a new Cold Beer Blues Bar up and running in Iquitos.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, News, Politics & Government, Technology, TV & Film
Dr. Nick Begich, Political Activist, Teacher, Educator, Independent Researcher, Doctor of Alternative Medicine, Author, Lecturer, Expert Witness, Speaker, Publisher, Tribal Administrator, Village Planner, Executive Director and Consultant
Guest Occupation: Political Activist, Teacher, Educator, Independent Researcher, Doctor of Alternative Medicine, Author, Lecturer, Expert Witness, Speaker, Publisher, Tribal Administrator, Village Planner, Executive Director, Consultant
Guest Biography:

Dr. Nick Begich is the eldest son of the late United States Congressman from Alaska, Nick Begich Sr., and political activist Pegge Begich. He is well known in Alaska for his own political activities. He was twice elected President of both the Alaska Federation of Teachers and the Anchorage Council of Education. He has been pursuing independent research in the sciences and politics for most of his adult life. Begich received Doctor of Medicine (Medicina Alternitiva), honoris causa, for independent work in health and political science, from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka, in November 1994.

He co-authored with Jeane Manning the book Angels Don't Play This HAARP; Advances in Tesla Technology. Begich has also authored Earth Rising - The Revolution: Toward a Thousand Years of Peace and and his latest book Earth Rising II- The Betrayal of Science, Society and the Soul both with the late James Roderick. His latest work is Controlling the Human Mind - The Technologies of Political Control or Tools for Peak Performance. Begich has published articles in science, politics and education and is a well known lecturer, having presented throughout the United States and in nineteen countries. He has been featured as a guest on thousands of radio broadcasts reporting on his research activities including new technologies, health and earth science related issues. He has also appeared on dozens of television documentaries and other programs throughout the world including BBC-TV, CBC-TV, TeleMundo, and others.

Begich has served as an expert witness and speaker before the European Parliament. He has spoken on various issues for groups representing citizen concerns, statesmen and elected officials, scientists and others. He is the publisher and co-owner of Earthpulse Press. He served as Tribal Administrator/Village Planner for the Chickaloon Village Council, a federally recognized American Indian Tribe of the Athabascan Indian Nation for five years and served four years as the Executive Director of The Lay Institute of Technology, Inc. a Texas non-profit corporation. Currently Begich consults for tribal organizations, private corporations and others in a number of research areas.

Dr. Begich is a single person with five adult children, and two grandchildren.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Politics & Government, Science, Spiritual, Technology
Colin Andrews, Crop Circle Researcher, Author, Photographer, Electrical Engineer, Consultant and Speaker
Guest Occupation: Crop Circle Researcher, Author, Photographer, Electrical Engineer, Consultant, Speaker
Guest Biography:

Best known for his research into the crop circle & UFO subjects since 1983. He provides the only continuity between the past crop circle research era and the present, along with his friend and colleague, Busty Taylor.  His long view of both the genuine phenomenon and the human-made phenomenon provides unique insight into the subject. His research results indicate the intelligence behind the phenomenon is interacting with both crop circle researchers and many of the people who make the hoaxes.  

He has publicly stated since the late 1980's that the phenomenon indicates a future period of human chaos. The period indicated, supported by current trends, can be changed with human awareness and he believes there are serious eco-political implications and that the future direction of the planet is at the center of the phenomenon.

In the final analysis Andrews believes the phenomenon is challenging people to a higher level of consciousness. Some native elders agree with Colin’s assessment which is supported by the2012 Mayan Prophecy, which his latest book, along with his wife, speaks: 'The Complete Idiots Guide to 2012'

He is an accomplished photographer, who has been invited to show his photographs in art galleriesacross the United States, including the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Cortland Jessup Art Galleryin Provincetown, Cape Cod.

Colin Andrews, electrical engineer by profession, is the man who coined the term "Crop Circle." Among his many accomplishments: he started the first research organization, Circles Phenomenon Research (CPR); designed high-tech surveillance operations attempting to film a circle being made; and advised Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet and Queen Elizabeth on the mysterious phenomenon. He compiled the largest data base in the world on the subject.  Colin has written numerous books including the classic Circular Evidence (1989) with co-author Pat Delgado, chosen by the Queen for her prestigious Summer Reading List. He is frequently highlighted in documentaries on the subject and was a consultant with the Mel Gibson movie Signs. His most recent books include The Complete Idiots Guide to 2012 and The Complete Idiots Guide to the Akashic Record written with his wife, Dr. Synthia Andrews. He is currently making his archives available to the public in books such as Government Circles, The Andrews Catalogue and The Assessment.

He has spent 29 years making presentations at universities, schools and public venues as well as participate in government meetings and brainstorming.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Paranormal, UFOs, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song, Healer, Illuminator, Peace Shaman, Enlightened Master and Author
Guest Occupation: Healer, Illuminator, Peace Shaman, Enlightened Master, Author
Guest Biography:

Author of "The Impeccable Warrior of Light" and "Enlightenment and Self Healing - Shaman's Wisdom Symbols", Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song is an International Mayan Peace Shaman, spiritual teacher and energy healer. She is a holy Medicine Woman donated by Spirit to heal humanity and Mother Earth.

She is the embodiment of the Divine Mother of the Universe and showers us with Love through Prayer Songs, Sacred Ceremonies and Teachings.

A miraculous being, She removes shamanic amnesia and mystically quickens our spiritual essence. As an Impeccable Warrior of Light, She is able to remove our pain and limitations, opening doors to our Highest Destiny!

A descendant of the Maya and Huichol Native Traditions, Peace Mother was trained in Mayan Soul Retrieval Limpias and Sacred Ceremony by Don Jacinto Tzab, one of Mexico's greatest Mayan Shamans. She travels the world, carrying on the Peace Shaman Work of Her Mayan Lineage.

She is a devotee of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and credits Guru's Grace for establishing within Her the Sacred Mantras of India. Peace Mother is gifted with the highest degree of healing sound and Her thunderous Prayer Songs and Light-charged sacred Ceremony bring healing balance to all beings, the land, waters and sky.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Spiritual, Shamanism
Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, Associate Professor, Psychologist, Couoples Therapy Specialist, Advanced Clinician, Editor, Publisher, Author and Writer
Guest Occupation: Associate Professor, Psychologist, Couoples Therapy Specialist, Advanced Clinician, Editor, Publisher, Author, Writer
Guest Biography:

Mo Therese Hannah, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Siena College. Loudonville, New York. As a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in couples therapy, she is an Advanced Clinician in Imago Relationship Therapy and serves as an Academic Faculty Member of Imago Relationships International, the professional training organization for Imago Therapy. Having served since 1996 as Editor/Managing Editor of the Journal of Imago Relationship Therapy, she has published five books and produced numerous articles and presentations on topics related to relational psychology.

With Joe Marrone, Ph.D., she is the author of The EQ (Social-Emotional Intelligence) Program, which teaches elementary aged children the principles and practices of good character and of equitable and respectful relationships. Dr. Hannah directs the EQ Program at Siena College, in which Siena students are trained to teach the EQ lessons to children in Capital District-area schools.

Dr. Hannah's interest in abusive dynamics and their impact on interpersonal relationships and in forensic psychology led her to plan and chair the first Battered Mothers Custody Conference (BMCC), held January 9th and 10th 2004 at Siena College. At that conference, many of the nation's leading attorneys, batterers' intervention experts, authors, and advocates working in area of battered mothers custody issues gathered to present their cutting-edge knowledge and experience. The second BMCC is slated for January 8th and 9th, 2005.

Guest Category: Psychology, Self Help
William Veale, Lawyer, Running for California Senate, 9-11 Truther and Political Activist
Guest Occupation: Lawyer, Running for California Senate, 9-11 Truther, Political Activist
Guest Biography:

BIO BELOW FROM: http://vealetruth.com/about-bill-veale/

My name is Bill Veale.  I have decided to run for the United States Senate, and I am seeking your support.  After a lot of reading, I have come to the conclusion that the attacks of 9/11 were in essence an inside job perpetrated at the highest levels of the U S government.  I have done my best as a private citizen to demand action from my elected representatives and from opinion leaders throughout the country.  There has been no satisfactory response; in fact there has been what I regard as an apathetic silence, almost without exception.  Since no one else has seen fit to make the events of 9/11 the focus of a Senatorial campaign, and because Senator Dianne Feinstein’s response to my entreaties has demonstrated ignorance, or apathy, or complicity, I have decided to give the people of the State of California the choice to elect a leader who thinks their government has betrayed them in the most unspeakable manner, and who thinks that the fight to expose and bring to justice all those responsible is more important than anything else that he is capable of doing.

Guest Category: Legal, History, Politics & Government, Theory & Conspiracy
Pickering, N.D., Sc.M., The Mango Man, Author, Nutritional Performance Coach, Life Management Consultant, Professional Speaker, Personal Success Coach, Entrepreneur and Nutritional Counselor
Guest Occupation: Author, Nutritional Performance Coach, Life Management Consultant, Professional Speaker, Personal Success Coach, Entrepreneur, Nutritional Counselor
Guest Biography:

BIO BELOW FROM: http://www.wayne-pickering.com/1-bio.htm

Wayne Pickering, N.D., Sc.M. is an Author, Nutritional Performance Coach, Life Management Consultant, Professional Speaker and Personal Success Coach with over 26 years entrepreneurial experience. He has spoken in five countries and has shown thousands how to enjoy life totally free of health problems caused by poor eating habits.

His prognosis was death at age 30. Now, at 63 years young, Wayne is an award winning Triathlete & double nominee for the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award.

Wayne is a Florida State Licensed Nutritional Counselor whose programs are approved for continuing education credits by the Florida and Alabama State Boards of Pharmacy and The Florida Board of Dentistry.

He's Dubbed as 'The Mango Man' because of his passion for eating fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits, like Mangoes.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Self Help, Motivational
Catherine Dees, Writer, Co-Producer, Egypt Historian, Researcher and Author
Guest Occupation: Writer, Co-Producer, Egypt Historian, Researcher, Author
Guest Biography:

Catherine Dees is a California writer and editor with an abiding love for Egypt and its brilliant, still-unfolding legacy. Two of her lifelong interests come together in the story of Omm Sety: the enigma of human consciousness, and the lost history and wisdom of the ancient world. Catherine was co-producer of the exhibit, Continuum: the Immortality Principle, and historian for The Alexandria Project, a search for the tomb of Alexander the Great and the lost Alexandrian Library. She is currently developing an exhibit that explores the human capacity for compassion. Catherine is a member of the American Research Center in Egypt and the Egyptian Exploration Organization, and is a sponsor of the Amarna Royal Tombs Project in the Valley of the Kings.

Guest Category: History
Peggy Kelly-Davies, Hypnotist, Consultant, Instructor, Teacher, Past Life Regressionist, Computer Programmer and Motivationalist
Guest Occupation: Hypnotist, Consultant, Instructor, Teacher, Past Life Regressionist, Computer Programmer, Motivationalist
Guest Biography:

Peggy Kelly-Davis BCH, C.I., CPHI - Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist

National Guild of Hypnotists Certified Consulting Hypnotist & Instructor
5-PATH® Certified Hypnotist & Instructor
7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Certified Teacher
Certified Past Life Regressionist


PROFESSIONAL STANDING

Peggy Kelly-Davies is the founder of The Hypnosis Connection in Bowmanville, ON. and a Masters level and Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist and Certified Instructor through the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest and largest training and professional association in the world with 12,000 members in 72 countries.

Also an Award Winning Certified Instructor for 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® through The Banyan Hypnosis Center in Tustin, California, Peggy served as a Director on the Board of the Ontario Association of Hypnotherapists for 2 years, and is currently President of the Toronto East NGH Chapter, and Vice-President of the Mississauga NGH Chapter.

She is the senior 5-PATH®/7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Instructor in Canada, which is recognized and accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists, so graduates from the 5-PATH®/7th Path Self-Hypnosis® course are professionally certified by both organizations.

PERSONAL PATH FROM FROM I.T. to HYPNOSIS

Peggy left a 15-year position as a Computer Programmer for a career in Motivational Hypnosis, which came about as a result of a childhood fear of insects that emerged, making her life very uncomfortable during the summers of Ontario.

She pursued hypnosis as a method to release the fear and became so convinced of the effectiveness of the science that she trained as a Certified Hypnotist, and later certified as an Instructor of Hypnosis.

Completing her initial training with Dr. Georgina Cannon at the Ontario Hypnosis Centre, the largest stand-alone hypnosis clinic in Canada (where she now presents specialty courses) Peggy then successfully completed advanced training under Cal Banyan personally at the Banyan Hypnosis Clinic in California.

Through her clinic, The Hypnosis Connection in Bowmanville, ON., Peggy is dedicated to helping her clients succeed in a supportive and confidential environment where she focuses on smoking, weight loss and self-confidence issues plus fears and phobias, addiction, psychosomatic illness, learning difficulties, sexual issues, trauma issues and much more.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Scott Horton, Radio Show Host, Assistant Editor and Foreign Policy Advisor
Guest Occupation: Radio Show Host, Assistant Editor, Foreign Policy Advisor
Guest Biography:

Scott Horton is the host of Antiwar Radio for KAOS Radio 95.9 FM in Austin, Texas, KUCR 88.3 FM in Riverside, California and Antiwar.com, where he is also assistant editor. Horton conducts interviews with journalists, politicians, pundits, lawyers and experts on foreign policy and war-time law. Guests have included Eric Margolis, Ron Paul, Ray McGovern, Daniel Ellsberg, Russel Means, Harry Browne, John Cusack, Pat Buchanan, Noam Chomsky, Lew Rockwell, Patrick Cockburn, James Bamford, Sibel Edmonds, Glenn Greenwald, pseudonymous Matthew Alexander, Andrew Bacevich, Robert A. Pape, and near weekly appearances by Gareth Porter.

Horton won the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” award “Best Iraq War Insight and Play by Play” for Antiwar Radio in 2007.

Horton hosted six shows in Austin, Texas, including Say it Ain’t So on controversial micro broadcast station Free Radio Austin which was followed by The Way Sh*t Is, The Best I Can Tell, the Philip Dru Interviews, the Weekend Interview Show and KAOS Report. He also hosts a weekly broadcast for Pacifica Radio’s KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles

In 2004, Horton served as foreign policy adviser to Libertarian Party presidential candidate Michael Badnarik.

Please also visit: http://antiwar.com

Guest Category: News, Politics & Government
Daniel Simons, Professor, Psychologist, Teacher, Writer, Keynote Speaker and Author
Guest Occupation: Professor, Psychologist, Teacher, Writer, Keynote Speaker, Author
Guest Biography:

BIO BELOW FROM: http://www.dansimons.com/index.html

I am a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois. My research explores the limits of our own minds and the reasons why we often are unaware of our limits. I teach classes in the field of visual cognition at the undergraduate and graduate level, and I also teach introductory psychology.

Beyond my academic work, I am a writer and keynote speaker. My first book, The Invisible Gorilla, was co-authored by Christopher Chabris and was first published in 2010 (by Crown). It became a NY Times bestseller and has been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide.

I am also the founder and president of Viscog Productions, a company that produces and distributes DVD presentation tools that help teachers and speakers illustrate the limits of visual perception and attention.

For a Full BIO Click Here: http://www.dansimons.com/aboutdan.html

Guest Category: Psychology, Science
Mark Borax, Nomadic Poet, Comic Book Writer, Editor, Author, Visonary Astrologer and Speaker
Guest Occupation: Nomadic Poet, Comic Book Writer, Editor, Author, Visonary Astrologer, Speaker
Guest Biography:

BIO BELOW FROM: http://www.markborax.com/pages/about.html

Welcome to the world of Soul Level Astrology. I’m Mark Borax and I created Soul Level Astrology in 1987, a method of using your birth chart to identify your core nature, or soul, which is the deepest part of you. Your soul force permeates every cell of your body. It was there before you were born and continues after you die. It came from eternity for some purpose only you can achieve. I investigate this soul-level purpose and life timings when we work together.

Mark Borax has been a nomadic poet his whole life. In the late seventies he traveled the U.S. and Canada performing and selling his poetry. In the mid-eighties, Mark was befriended by his adolescent idol, writer Ray Bradbury, who became his literary godfather, believing in Mark's writing even though it was taking forever.

In 1984 he became a comic book writer and the managing editor of Comics Interview magazine. In 1998 Mark rode his Harley Davidson Low Rider, through the U.S. and Europe, stopping for a year in the Tuscan countryside of Northern Italy. Mark's first book, 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future, is a bestseller that describes the author's seven-year apprenticeship to visionary astrologer Ellias Lonsdale. Under the redwoods in northern California they created a mystery school which birthed a new form of astrology called Star Genesis, that helps people contact their core nature and life purpose. Mark's new book (co-authored with Ellias) is a Cosmic Weather Report that inspires readers to rethink the whole purpose of humankind and bring on a new future.

Guest Category: Divination, Games & Hobbies, Spiritual
Radhanath Swami, Born Richard Salvin, Monk, Teacher, Devotee of Khakti-Yogi, Author, Wandering Ascetic, Krishna Consciousness Practitioner and Humanitarian
Guest Occupation: Teacher, Devotee of Khakti-Yogi, Author, Wandering Ascetic, Krishna Consciousness Practitioner, Humanitarian
Guest Biography:

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths.

Born Richard Slavin, on December 7, 1950, in his teens he came to confront a deep sense of alienation from suburban Chicago life and the civil injustices of mid-century America. At the age of nineteen, while on a summer trip to Europe, his internal struggles culminated in a commitment to search for God wherever it might lead him. Meditating on the Isle of Crete, he felt a supernatural calling and the next morning set off alone to find spiritual India. The Journey Home documents his odyssey as a penniless hitch-hiker though Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and finally India. There he lived as a wandering ascetic, first amongst the forest dwelling Himalayan yogis and later amongst a wide variety of gurus and spiritual practitioners throughout India and Nepal. Ultimately, he was led to the holy town of Vrindavan, where he found his path amongst the Bhakti-yogis.

In Vrindavan he found the teacher he was searching for in A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), and representative of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, (the Krishna-bhakti tradition stemming from the 16th century mystic avatar Sri Chaitanya). In choosing Bhaktivedanta Swami, as his guru, Radhanath Swami felt compelled to shear his matted locks and reenter Western society with a mission to share the sacred wisdom he had received. This return exemplifies the form of devotional yoga which is at the heart of Radhanath Swami’s teachings, a spiritual practice expressed as tangible action meant to bring about personal fulfillment and benefit the world.

At the the age of 31 he took the monastic vows of a Vaishnava sanyassin and became known as Radhanath Swami.

Today Radhanath Swami travels regularly throughout India, Europe and North America, sharing the teachings of Bhakti-yoga. He resides much of the year at the Radha Gopinath Ashram in Chowpatty, Mumbai. For the past twenty-five years he has guided the community’s development and has directed a number of acclaimed social action projects including Midday Meals, which daily serves more than 260,000 plates of sanctified vegetarian food to the children of the slums of Mumbai. He has also worked to establish missionary hospitals and eye camps, eco-friendly farms, schools and ashrams, an orphanage, and a number of emergency relief programs throughout India.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Yoga, Religion, Self Help, Spiritual
Betsy Thompson, Author, Radio Executive, Print Model, Actress and Writer
Guest Occupation: Author, Radio Executive, Print Model, Actress, Writer
Guest Biography:

In addition to Walking Through Illusion (published by O-Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd), Betsy Otter Thompson is the author of The Mirror Theory (published by Hampton Roads Publishing) and 4 self-published books through her own company, Ascension Publishing. The self-published books are now at of print except for LOVEPARENT, which is now available on Kindle and through Paypal.

   WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION: Jesus Speaks of the People who Shared his Journey (2010)
   THE MIRROR THEORY: The Way to Inner Peace, Resolution and Transformation (2005);
   The WHAT HAPPENS IF I...Book: How To Make Action/Reaction Work For You
   Instead Of Against You (1996).
   YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK: Make Your Thoughts Delicious (1993);
   LOVEHUMAN: How To Be Who You Love (1992);
   LOVEPARENT: How To Be The Parent You Hope To Be (1991);

Betsy's work has always gravitated toward the media. A native Philadelphian with a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Betsy worked as an account executive for WFIL radio in Philadelphia, and from there went to radio stations WPEN and WFLN. After that, she became a commercial print model and acted in television commercials in New York and Philadelphia. For seventeen years, she worked in Los Angeles at the motion picture and television company Castle Rock Entertainment as the Assistant to the Chairman and CEO. In August '99, she followed her boss to Warner Bros. as he took a new position there as President and COO, and became his Executive Assistant. She is now writing full time. Betsy's writing began unexpectedly while going through an especially difficult time in her life. She believes that her books were the answer to her prayers.

Guest Category: Religion, Self Help, TV & Film
Donald W. Light, Comparative Health Care Professor, Sociologist, Health Care Systems Analyst, Researcher and Health Care Industry Historian
Guest Occupation: Comparative Health Care Professor, Sociologist, Health Care Systems Analyst, Researcher, Health Care Industry Historian
Guest Biography:

BIO BELOW FROM: http://www.pharmamyths.net/

Donald Light is a professor of comparative health care at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an economic and organizational sociologist who compares health care systems and analyzes health care policies. He has written about the history and dynamics of health care markets and health care insurance, countervailing powers, the medical profession, immigrants and health care, and global justice.

As a founding fellow of the Center for Bioethics, Light is concerned about the high prices of medicines and barriers to their access. His research aims to provide a demythologized, more realistic account of costs, relative effectiveness and harms, and innovation than is promoted by commercial interests and sponsored academics. He is concerned that current incentives, laws, and regulations encourage companies to develop many new drugs with few advantages, rather than focusing on really superior new drugs. In the long run, this does not serve the major companies or society well.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine
Maggy Whitehouse, Minister, Journalist, Author, Moderator, Kabbalah Teacher, Bible Metaphysics Expert and Comedian
Guest Occupation: Minister, Journalist, Author, Moderator, Kabbalah Teacher, Bible Metaphysics Expert, Comedian
Guest Biography:

Maggy Whitehouse is a minister in an independent sacramental church and studied Kabbalah with Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi for sixteen years. She is a former BBC radio and television journalist, the author of 16 published books on Kabbalah and spirituality and papers on Kabbalah and Interfaith for Winchester University. Maggy is a guest tutor at the UK Interfaith seminary. She was moderator for the BBC's Religion and Ethics message boards during the last Iraq conflict.

Co-founders of an open faith foundation called La Convivencia.

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* The first person in the world to bring a dog from the USA to England on Passports for Pets.

*  The author of sixteen published books (pretty well all of which have the Jesus guy in them—as a mentor, friend and supporter).

* An expert on interpreting ancient Kabbalah (including Biblical Kabbalah) in easy and accessible terms for the modern world.

* An expert on Bible metaphysics i.e. how to read this incredible book on four levels including the mystical and metaphysical and make sense of it in your own life.

* An expert on the lives of women in Biblical times including Mary Magdalene and the Old Testament Matriarchs and Heroines.

* I regularly teach Kabbalah in the Masonic Lodges in Washington DC.

* I use Kabbalah to help define the Biblical teachings on prosperity to help people recover from the belief that wealth is somehow wrong for the spiritual. This is a fabulously abundant world and it is our right and our spiritual duty to experience, enjoy and teach on the wonders of a prosperous life.

* A stand-up comedian. Yes that does seem rather at odds with the rest, but it’s my latest calling and I love it. Time perhaps to laugh about the sacred cows of religion that stop us making direct contact with the Divine.

Guest Category: Religion, Spiritual
Dr. Stephen J. Iacoboni, Docter, Researcher, Outdoorsman, Businessman, Oncologist, Author and Scientist
Guest Occupation: Docter, Researcher, Outdoorsman, Businessman, Oncologist, Author, Scientist
Guest Biography:

Dr. Stephen J. Iacoboni is a dedicated doctor, an award-winning researcher, and an outdoorsman who finds solace and rejuvenation in nature.  He is a businessman, a father of grown sons, an oncologist who has fought the good fight beside his patients for three decades, and an author who has chronicled the spiritual journey on which his career has taken him in his book, The Undying Soul, a book for cancer patients.

In his own words, Stephen Iacoboni tells us:

As an oncologist, I fight cancer. But I have also found that more often than not, the close personal bonds I form with my patients are as important to them as their medication. Those bonds have certainly become a part of my life, reminding me that every patient deserves a healthy dose of humanity with whatever else we medical professionals prescribe.

My journey as a doctor has been both professionally rewarding and intensely spiritual. While I began my medical career as a scientist, patient by patient an evolution took place. My patient-guides have shown me that despite the power of medical science, it is often the strength of the soul we must call upon to help us heal — or to accept that we will not. More than my story, The Undying Soul book is meant as a tribute to these patients, a primer for people facing life’s last and greatest mystery — and for those who travel with them — and as solace and comfort for those taking this difficult journey.

I invite you to join me in my journey and in the journeys of a handful of my patients — to join us in celebrating The Undying Soul.

In a tribute to the power of faith, personal connection, and the belief that there is something more, Stephen Iacoboni, MD, reminds us what he so poignantly learned from his patients — that death is not an end, but a beckoning, and that wholeness of spirit and freedom from doubt open the way for all of us to The Undying Soul.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science

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