Headlined Guests

Dr. Eric Carter, Grand Marshal of North America and Pontifical Knight
Guest Occupation: Grand Marshal of North America, Pontifical Knight
Guest Biography:

Grand Marshal of North America, the Honorable Dr. Eric Carter of "The Sovereign Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem". Pontifical Knight of Order St. Sylvester Pope and Martyr

The Grand Marshal is the Minister of Public Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and Transportation, and Chief Ceremonial functionary of the Order.

Guest Category: History
Mark Bennett, Lecturer, Author and Spiritual Motivator
Guest Occupation: Lecturer, Author, Spiritual Motivator
Guest Biography:

Mark is the co-author of two books, both of which he wrote with international bestselling author Richard Lawrence, namely Prayer Energy (Cico, 2009) and Gods, Guides and Guardian Angels (O Books, 2007), which was voted “best book on spirituality 2007” by readers of Kindred Spirit magazine.

He is an International Director of The Aetherius Society, a worldwide spiritual organisation, whose teachings he chose as his spiritual path at an early age. His varied work includes spreading spiritual wisdom through giving radio interviews and lectures around the UK.

He is an uplifting, dynamic speaker who is known to captivate his audience with radical ideas about how we can all help to make the world a better place.

Mark was born in 1980 in southeast England. He studied Chinese (language, history and philosophy) at the University of Cambridge from 1998-2002, where he attained the highest prize-winning first-class degree in this subject in his year. He then worked briefly in the publishing industry, before starting to work full-time for The Aetherius Society.

Mark has travelled extensively, having spent time not only in China, but also in Europe, India, Mongolia, West Africa and the Caucasus. He currently lives in Fulham, London.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Philosophy, Self Help, Spiritual
Lauren Artress, Spiritual Pioneer, Featured Presenter in Consciousness, Canon of Grace, Family Therapist, Soul Coach, Teacher, Doctor of Ministry, Editor and Author
Guest Occupation: Spiritual Pioneer, Featured Presenter in Consciousness, Canon of Grace, Family Therapist, Soul Coach, Teacher, Doctor of Ministry, Editor, Author
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: http://www.laurenartress.com/spiritual-pioneer/

Lauren Artress - A Recognized Cultural Creative

There are few women who epitomize the emergence of the new American Culture as much as Lauren Artress. Over the past 20 years, Lauren has been a spiritual pioneer and a leading force in popularizing the Labyrinth in the US and around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of people to experience this ancient spiritual practice. She is a featured presenter in the leading centers for consciousness expansion such as the Omega Institute, Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Chautauqua Institute. Lauren is a key catalyst of our emerging awareness of the mind-body connection, the impact of our thoughts on our lives and the importance of living with compassion.

Lauren Artress is a Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and author of three books on the labyrinth. Her first book, Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, was instrumental in launching what is now known as The Labyrinth Movement. Her work includes speaking on the contemporary spiritual issues we are confronted with in our daily lives.

Laurance S. Rockefeller recognized her visionary work and funded her creation of Quest: Grace Cathedral Center for Spiritual Wholeness in 1987. It was out of the spiritual programming she did through Quest that she taught herself large group spiritual work. This work eventually led her to the labyrinth.

Lauren founded a non-profit named Veriditas, the World-Wide Labyrinth Project in 1996 to “pepper the planet with labyrinths”. Her organization works in partnership with the Institute of Noetic Sciences and her office is located on the Earthrise Retreat Center in Petaluma, California. Lauren is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. She offers Spiritual Direction, Soul Coaching and brief psychotherapy in her home office in San Francisco or by phone and Skype. She offers couples’ therapy to those in the Bay Area.

Lauren received her Bachelors Degree in Special Education at Ohio State University, her Master’s Degree in Education at Princeton Theological Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Psychotherapy at Andover Newton School of Theology. She trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute at the Institute of Religion and Health in New York City and held a private practice there from 1974 to 1986. She holds an honorary doctorate from The California Institute of Integral Studies and the Gandhi, King, and Ikeda Peace Award for her work in bringing people together in creative, peace-giving ways. She is on the Editorial Board of Presence Magazine, a publication of Spiritual Director’s International.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Margaret Starbird, German Teacher, Lecturer and Author
Guest Occupation: German Teacher, Lecturer, Author
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: http://www.margaretstarbird.net/margarets_bio.html

Margaret Starbird holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Maryland where she concentrated in comparative literature, medieval studies, and German language, studies she pursued on a Fulbright Student Grant at the Christian Albrechts Universitat in Kiel, Germany. She taught German language classes at the University of Maryland for four years (1964-68) and for one year at North Carolina State University(1969-70). She later studied theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN (1988-89). Margaret Starbird has lived and traveled widely  in Europe including pilgrimages to Black Madonna and Mary Magdalene shrines and Cathar citadels in Provençe. Starbird and her husband of 44 years currently reside in the Pacific Northwest. They have five grown children and six grandchildren. Starbird presents frequent lectures nationwide as well as international seminars and retreats honoring the Divine Feminine and the Sacred Marriage at the core of the Christian story.

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Margaret is a widely read and referenced author. Her first book, The Woman With the Alabaster Jar, is available in 17 languages and was a major inspiration for Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code.

Margaret's other published works include: Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile, The Feminine Face of Christianity, Magdalene's Lost Legacy: Symbolic Numbers and Sacred Union in Christianity and The Goddess in the Gospels: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine in Christianity.

Guest Category: Literature, History, Religion
Joseph Duda, Architect, Healer, Psychic, Contractor, Musician, Fine Artist and Athlete
Guest Occupation: Architect, Healer, Psychic, Contractor, Musician, Fine Artist, Athlete
Guest Biography:

As a couple, Robin and Joseph have been practicing Conscious Loving for ten years. Though they are polar opposites, they have become each other's greatest friends and together have experienced the deepest pain of separation.  Through a tenacious commitment to persevere and create Unity, inside and out, their marriage has become the catalyst for their Souls to awaken and heal.  Joseph and Robin have been blessed with three amazing children who have initiated them into a new form of parenting honoring the needs of each child's soul evolution.  Two of the children developed challenging physical/emotional conditions.  Robin and Joseph were shown that unconscious family dynamics, ancestral conditioning, and the Soul beliefs of the children needed to be transformed in order to create holistic healing miracles.  The whole family system evolved consciously to support the physical and behavioral changes.

Joseph has created several successful architecture and construction-related businesses, responsible for built projects totaling over $2 billion.  When he moved to Santa Fe in 1999, and immediately met Robin, he was ignited to pursue the multidimensional healing gifts that he maintained throughout his life.

As a trained architect and psychic, Joseph envisions the physical and finer bodies, Soul and Essence structures, and the organization of the Universe in architectural terms: interrelated systems of elements synergistically intertwined.  Joseph assists people to transform the structures of consciousness to allow them to create different realities.  He integrates dimensional DNA healings with grounded structural healing techniques.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive
Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., Holistic Healer, Spiritual Counseller, Corporate Consultant, Program Director, CEO Coach, Lecturer, Adjunct Instructor and Doctor in Comparative Religion
Guest Occupation: Holistic Healer, Spiritual Counseller, Corporate Consultant, Program Director, CEO Coach, Lecturer, Adjunct Instructor, Doctor in Comparative Religion
Guest Biography:

Featured as guide to mastering change and as a wellness expert in films, print, television, and radio, Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., is the author of the international best-sellers "Return to the Sacred," and “Inspiration Deficit Disorder.” He is currently the CEO of Tao Inspired Living, an event centre and wellness-focused residential community in the Riviera Maya of Mexico. Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in the fields of holistic healing, spiritual counselling, integrative medicine, and corporate consulting. Drawing from a PhD in comparative religion and travels to meet and study with healers and teachers from more than forty cultures around the world Jonathan has been sought after by some the world’s most notable companies including Pepsico, Kraft, Nissan, Honda, the U.S.Navy, the U.S. Forest Service, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, the Canadian Correctional system and more. Previously the Spiritual Program Director for the famed Canyon Ranch Resorts, Jonathan was a coach and counsel for leading CEOs and award winning celebrities. His unique perspective has been sought after by the New York Times, the Yoga Journal, Larry King Live, the Martha Stewart Radio Show, and BetterTV to name only a few. Jonathan has also been a university lecturer and adjunct instructor at four universities and his talent for speaking and working with large audiences remains an important part of his work today.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, History, Medicine, Religion, Spiritual
Nicholas Redfern, Author, Journalist, Columnist, Writer, Lecturer, Unsolved Mysteries Researcher, Conspiracy Investigator, Ufologist and Cryptozoologist
Guest Occupation: Author, Journalist, Columnist, Writer, Lecturer, Unsolved Mysteries Researcher, Conspiracy Investigator, Ufologist and Cryptozoologist
Guest Biography:

Nick Redfern is a full-time author and journalist specializing in a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFO sightings, government conspiracies, alien abductions and paranormal phenomena.

He writes regularly for the London Daily Express newspaper, Fortean Times, Fate, and UFO Magazine. His previous books include Three Men Seeking Monsters, Strange Secrets, Cosmic Crashes, and The FBI Files. Among his many exploits, Redfern has investigated reports of lake monsters in Scotland, vampires in Puerto Rico, werewolves in England, aliens in Mexico, and sea serpents in the United States. Redfern travels and lectures extensively around the world. Originally from England, he currently lives in Dallas, Texas.

Nick has appeared on more than 60 TV shows to promote his books and his research. In the late summer of 2004 he traveled to Puerto Rico for two weeks with a film team from the Sci-Fi Channel’s series, Proof Positive, to make a documentary about the Chupacabras. He appeared on the MSNBC show Countdown with Keith Olbermann on February 9, 2005. He also traveled to Puerto Rico in September 2005 to make a show about the Chupacabras for Canada’s Space Channel. He has lectured at a variety of conferences, including the Laughlin UFO Congress (in 1998 and 2001); the Mutual UFO Network Conference in 2004; the Aztec UFO Conference in 2003; the Texas Bigfoot Research Conference in 2004; at numerous events for the British-based UFO Magazine between 1997 and 2000 (now closed); and at the UFO Crash Retrieval Conference in Las Vegas (in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006).

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs, Near Death Experiences, Ghosts, Theory & Conspiracy
Dr. John Hall, Medical Doctor, Diplomat, Human Consciousness Researcher, Human Rights Activist, Pain Management Expert, Writer, Author and Satellite Surveillance Investigator
Guest Occupation: Medical Doctor, Diplomat, Human Consciousness Researcher, Human Rights Activist, Pain Management Expert, Writer, Author, Satellite Surveillance Investigator
Guest Biography:

Dr. John Hall is a medical doctor in San Antonio, Texas and the author of A New Breed: Satellite Terrorism in America. He is a board certified diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He is also an active member of the Mind Science Foundation dedicated to the study of human consciousness. He sits on the medical committee of the human rights organization, Freedom from Covert Harassment and Surveillance.

Dr. John Hall practices anesthesia and pain management medicine in San Antonio, Texas. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and is currently working on a second book detailing the safeguards against satellite surveillance. Dr. Hall says, “Criminals are accessing the government’s most powerful surveillance tool to commit near perfect crimes. In the book I cover the basics of satellite imaging and weaponry and the affects it has had on its innocent victims.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Technology, Theory & Conspiracy
Stephen Thomson, Psychic, Spiritual Mentor, Author and Workshop Facilitator
Guest Occupation: Psychic, Spiritual Mentor, Author, Workshop Facilitator
Guest Biography:

My services include Spiritual mentoring, psychic readings, workshops and retreats. This has been my path for the last twenty-five years.

I have just republished The Secret Key, a book I wrote about the importance of developing our innate psychic ability as a key to the spiritual path. You can read more about the book by clicking on the tab to the right.

At this point in my life, with the teachings I have been studying and experience I have gained, I am available to support other seekers, as they journey their spiritual path. The wisdom I have gained has come from my own hard work and deep desire to connect with all that is spiritual in life. My life's intention is to bring together all that I have studied, combined with my own experiences, to be of service to others. This is my heart's desire.

I have been a member and student of the Rosicrucian Order AMORC for over 20 years. Concurrently, I have also studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda for about the same number of years.

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Stephen Thomson’s life journey is as a seeker of the spiritual path. For the last twenty years he has been a teacher and guide for many people.

He has lectured across the United States and in England on Psychic Development, The Kabbala, Spiritual Practices and the integration of Western beliefs with Eastern practices.

He leads tours and facilitates workshops and retreats around the United States and Peru. Stephen specializes in uncovering the source of mastery within, inner well-being and self-actualization. He lives in San Diego.

Guest Category: Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive
Dr. David K. Hill, D.C., Chief Medical Officer, Pioneer of Integrative Medicine, Essential Oils Expert, Chriopractor, Advisor, Speaker, Writer and Author
Guest Occupation: Chief Medical Officer, Pioneer of Integrative Medicine, Essential Oils Expert, Chriopractor, Advisor, Speaker, Writer, Author
Guest Biography:

Dr. David K. Hill is the Chief Medical Officer of dōTERRA Intl, LLC. He is a pioneering expert and dynamic leader in the field of integrative medicine with special expertise in the use and application of essential oils. Driven to seek alternative solutions to health, Dr. Hill devotes his time to extensive research and study in the area of natural medicine, more specifically essential oils and their extraordinary healing powers. He is the developer of the ArōmaTouch™ Technique – a clinical approach to the application of essential oils.

After receiving his degree in Chiropractic medicine from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Hill spent time increasing his experience and knowledge of the field of medicine, both traditional and integrative. This included years of family practice, and working with the staff in many hospitals. Joining the hospitals as a member of their active physician and ancillary staff provided him with valuable insight into the traditional protocols and practices of modern medicine. In addition, it allowed insight into where the gaps between traditional and integrative lie; and where they could complement each other.

 Dr. Hill is well recognized in the field of integrative medicine and essential oils, and as such he has been invited to interact with a number of large, established hospitals including Beth Israel Medical Center, one of New York City’s premier hospitals, consulting with them on ways to integrate essential oils into modern medical practice. Dr. Hill was also an active member of the advisory board for the Urban Zen Initiative, an organization created by Donna Karan to promote the implementation of integrative medicine into traditional Western medicine.

Today, Dr. Hill is often invited to participate in radio and TV programs, most recently speaking about essential oils on BBC radio. He travels the globe sharing his expertise with doctors, educators, researchers, and individuals on the value of essential oils and whole body system health. He is the author of numerous books, manuals, and pamphlets. After extensive experience, Dr. Hill stands at the head of a new era of education and understanding of natural medicine and essential oils. He remains on the cutting edge of technology by immersing himself in research, and is dedicated to educating and empowering others to take control of their own health.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Homeopathy, Medicine
Stephen Dafoe, Author, Secret Societies Explorer and Researcher
Guest Occupation: Author, Secret Societies Explorer, Researcher
Guest Biography:

Internationally celebrated author, Canadian Stephen Dafoe, has been exploring Secret Societies both as a researcher and as a member for many years. His books have been lauded and studied by Freemasons, Knights Templar, and the members of other initiatic societies around the globe as authoritative texts on their history and rites. His books include: The Warriors and the Bankers, and The Knights Templar Revealed. His most recently published book is Morgan: The Scandal That Shook Freemasonry, which is a 500-page examination of the abduction and probable murder of William Morgan by Freemasons.

Stephen Dafoe has written, co-written or contributed to more than a dozen books and anthologies since 1997. They are in chronological order:

  1. Unholy Worship? (1997)
  2. The Warriors and the Bankers (1998) republished (2006) +
  3. The Templar Continuum (1999) +
  4. Everything I Needed To Know About Freemasonry (2004)
  5. The Knights Templar Revealed (2006) * +
  6. The Templar Papers (2006)
  7. Heredom Vol. 14 (2006)
  8. Heredom Vol. 15 (2007)
  9. Tales From The Harbor Vol. 2 (2007)
  10. Nobly Born (2007)
  11. Secret History of the Knights Templar (2008) * +
  12. Tales From The Harbor Vol. 3 (2008)
  13. The Compasses and the Cross (2008)
  14. Morgan: The Scandal That Shook Freemasonry (2009)

* These titles are republications of 1999’s The Templar Continuum
+ Co-written with Alan Butler

Guest Category: History, Theory & Conspiracy
Thomas Campbell, Consciousness Researcher, Scientist, Physicist and Explorer
Guest Occupation: Consciousness Researcher, Scientist, Physicist, Explorer
Guest Biography:

Tom Campbell began researching altered states of consciousness with Bob Monroe (Journeys Out Of The Body, Far Journeys, and The Ultimate Journey) at Monroe Laboratories in the early 1970s where he and a few others were instrumental in getting Monroe's laboratory for the study of consciousness up and running. These early drug-free consciousness pioneers helped design experiments, developed the technology for creating specific altered states, and were the main subjects of study (guinea pigs) all at the same time. Campbell has been experimenting with, and exploring the subjective and objective mind ever since. For the past thirty years, Campbell has been focused on scientifically exploring the properties, boundaries, and abilities of consciousness.

During that same time period, he has excelled as a working scientist, a professional physicist dedicated to pushing back the frontiers of cutting edge technology, large-system simulation, technology development and integration, and complex system vulnerability and risk analysis. Presently, and for the past 20 years, he has been at the heart of developing US missile defense systems.

Tom is the "TC (physicist)" described in Bob Monroe's second book Far Journeys and has been a serious explorer of the frontiers of reality, mind, consciousness, and psychic phenomena since the early 1970s. My Big TOE is a model of existence and reality that is based directly on Campbell's scientific research and first hand experience. It represents the results and conclusions of thirty years of careful scientific exploration of the boundaries and contents of reality from both the physical and metaphysical viewpoints. The author has made every effort to approach his explorations without bias or preconceived notions. There is no belief system, dogma, creed, or unusual assumptions at the root of My Big TOE.

By demanding high quality repeatable, empirical, evidential data to separate what's real (exists independently and externally) from what's imaginary or illusory; Campbell has scientifically derived this general model of reality.

Guest Category: Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Technology
Tony Topping, Paranormal Investigator, Ufologist and Writer
Guest Occupation: Paranormal Investigator, Ufologist, Writer
Guest Biography:

Born In Selby North Yorkshire in 1970 Tony is no stranger to paranormal encounters his first one occurring aged two years of age with his father, as Tony grew he became no stranger to paranormal encounters, his school life was not an education but he describes it as a war zone, and his dream of commencing an acting career started at the Academy Of Live & Recorded Arts in 1991, his first UFO encounter happened at the age of 7, his true journey began in 1999.

In early 1990 Tony’s first UFO encounter began over his house, this then led to a commencement of strange encounters in 1996 in London and Kent, including the seeing of UFO objects over St Mary Cray, Paddington, and Orpington, moving back to Selby in 1996, his experiences truly began with two UFOs coming over his home, and during the years of 1999 a constant appearance of a UFO object near his home as a result of this Tony encountered a covert UFO secret police who made his life a living hell, it is Tony’s mission to tell his story and expose the corruption, his first appearance on TV was for Channel 4, and he has experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of UFOs he is engaged in writing the book of his story The Journey Man which he describes as a Spycatcher expose of the UFO cover up.

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs, Theory & Conspiracy
Mahala Gayle, Astrologer, Writer, Lecturer, Minister, Editor and Mundane Astrology Expert
Guest Occupation: Astrologer, Writer, Lecturer, Minister, Editor, Mundane Astrology Expert
Guest Biography:

Mahala Gayle is an Astrologer, writer, lecturer, minister, one of the founders of the Asklepius Light Center, the editor of the Asklepius Light Center Newsletter since 1988 and writer/editor of Planet Alert articles.   Planet Alert articles have appeared in many publications over the years.

Studying the science of Astrology since the early 1980′s has allowed her to become an expert in Mundane Astrology (study of world events).   Over the years, her tracking of the planets in connection with their relationship to earthquakes, floods, storms, volcanic eruptions and other natural phenomenons as well as man made phenomenons (such as war) enhances her abilities as an expert Mundane Astrologer.

Mahala Gayle has also extensively studied the Book of Revelation in the Bible.   From that study she has been able to correlate the Bible and its relationship with the stars.   She has appeared on many local (Puget Sound Area) TV programs discussing this topic in depth. After watching the predicted events transpire one after another, she came to the conclusion that there is a master plan in action and a path to understanding that master plan is through Astrology.

Evidence that Astrology is a path to understanding this plan, is best demonstrated by the history of Jesus.   The science of Astrology was held in high esteem during the time of Jesus, as the wise men (Magi) who visited Jesus shortly after his birth, were known to be Astrologers.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Religion, Astrology
Connie Stapleton, Ph.D., Psychologist, Addiction Therapist, Author, Columnist, Presenter and Speaker
Guest Occupation: Psychologist, Addiction Therapist, Author, Columnist, Presenter, Speaker
Guest Biography:

Dr. Stapleton is a licensed psychologist who has worked in the Augusta area since moving here in 1997. Connie, her husband, and their three children are originally from Iowa. Dr. Stapleton completed her doctoral degree at Texas A&M University and her internship at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Stapleton and her husband opened Mind Body Health Services in 2006. The business continues to grow steadily and the providers see people of all ages for therapy.

In addition to seeing individuals for therapy, Dr. Stapleton also works with couples. She sees patients at Mind Body Health Services in the evenings. She also works at the Medical College of Georgia in Student Health Services. In addition, she works extensively with local surgeons who conduct weight loss surgery.

Dr. Stapleton recently published a book on living a balanced life and the prevention of weight regain following bariatric surgery.

Dr. Stapleton is a certified addiction therapist, specializing in all addictions. She most recently obtained certification in sex addiction. She currently works extensively with persons suffering from obesity. She has written a number of articles for Obesity Help magazine, has been cited as an expert in several other magazine articles, and has appeared on the WGAC Morning Coffee Break with Harley Drew and Mary Liz Nolan. Dr. Stapleton is a presenter at the National Obesity Help conferences at various locations throughout the United States. She has also been a presenter at local CSRA events, speaking on topics including the stress associated with infertility and the stress associated with diabetes.

Dr. Stapleton is available to speak at local organizations. She enjoys educating people. Her passion is to inspire others to live full, happy, balanced lives.

Spending time with her husband and children are Connie’s favorite way to spend her time when she is not working. She is an outdoor person who loves playing at the lake with her family friends, and animals.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Nutrition, Medicine, Psychology
Dr. Herb Joiner-Bey, Naturopathic Physician, Educator, Seminar Leader, Instructor, Author, Consultant, Seasoned Clinician, Public Speaker, Medical Editor and Professor
Guest Occupation: Naturopathic Physician, Educator, Seminar Leader, Instructor, Author, Consultant, Seasoned Clinician, Public Speaker, Medical Editor, Professor
Guest Biography:

Dr. Herb Joiner Bey is a seasoned clinician, educator, seminar leader, public speaker, medical editor, medical consultant, and author in therapeutic nutrition, Western botanical medicine, and classical homeopathy. Dr. Bey has conducted countless acclaimed seminars and presentations for health professionals, medical students, and the public, across the United States and the United Kingdom, on the philosophy and clinical application of modern natural medicine. He is a regular guest speaker on radio programs nationwide. He has served as adjunct professor in the naturopathic medicine curriculum at Bastyr University for the disciplines of classical homeopathy, geriatrics, and advanced integrative therapeutics. He has also served as a scientific editor of several journals in holistic health. Dr. Bey serves as a consultant and technical researcher for manufacturers in the nutriceutical industry. Dr. Bey brings to his students more than 30 years of formal education, personal study, and clinical experience in natural and conventional medicine. Dr. Bey received a B.A. degree in Physics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and an N.D. degree (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) from Bastyr University in Seattle. He is also a graduate of the Professional Course in Classical Homeopathy, sponsored by the International Foundation for Homeopathy.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Nutrition, Medicine
Ben Hammott, Author, Historian and Researcher
Guest Occupation: Author, Historian, Researcher
Guest Biography:

Ben Hammott (real name = Bill Wilkerson) is the maverick archeologist featured in the Bloodline ducumentary who followed clues left behind by 19th Century priest Berenger Sauniere to discover an assortment of 2000 year old artifacts said to be linked to Jesus and Mary Magdalene. He also found a tomb containing chests of treasure, parchment, a book, and a mummy that might be Mary!

Guest Category: History
Lou Bognon, Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Radio Broadcaster, Presenter, Channel, Tour Guide, Diplomate, Entrepreneur and Author
Guest Occupation: Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Radio Broadcaster, Presenter, Channel, Tour Guide, Diplomate, Entrepreneur, Author
Guest Biography:

Lou Bognon is a spiritual healer and therapist, who produces and presents The Inner Voice, and inspirational, spiritual radio program with is broadcast in English and French all over the world, via short wave, satellite and internet radio. 

She is also the author of How To Light A Candle - an 'abc' of spirituality for the greater number. Prior to devoting herself to her gift of healing, Lou worked as a teacher, tour guide, diplomat and entrepreneur.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Spiritual
Stephan Martin M.S., Astronomer, Educator, Writer, Professor, Physicist, Astronomical Researcher, Observatory Supervisor, Philosopher, Cosmologist, Consciousness Faculty Member and Lecturer
Guest Occupation: Astronomer, Educator, Writer, Professor, Physicist, Astronomical Researcher, Observatory Supervisor, Philosopher, Cosmologist, Consciousness Faculty Member, Lecturer
Guest Biography:

Stephan Martin, M.S., is an astronomer, educator, and writer who has taught astronomy and physics at colleges and educational centers across the U.S. for over twenty years. Currently Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Bristol Community College in southeastern Massachusetts, he graduated with honors from Colgate University and earned his M.S. in physics and astronomy from the University of Wyoming. His graduate and subsequent astronomical research has focused on dark matter, infrared studies of spiral galaxies, and observations of the solar corona. He has worked for the Space Telescope Science Institute, and has also been supervisor of the Williams College observatory, where he participated in research expeditions around the world to study and observe solar eclipses.

With a background in both science and the humanities, he has also been active in exploring and promoting interdisciplinary approaches to exploring the universe. He attended the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California, and has been core faculty in the graduate-level Consciousness, Healing, and Ecology program at New College of California, where he helped design an innovative curriculum that integrates rigorous academic work with personal and cultural transformation.

His current research and writing focuses on the transformative potential of the insights of modern science and their integration into personal experience and everyday life. He continues to lead innovative and learning programs in educational, holistic, and nontraditional learning settings that explore the innovative results of modern cosmology with the insights and practices of the world’s spiritual and indigenous traditions.

A well-respected and popular teacher, he is noted for his ability to render complex scientific ideas accessible to a broad audience and present them in innovative and personally relevant ways. He frequently lectures and gives presentations on astronomy and the wonders of the night sky at observatories, planetariums, and other popular venues. He has published a wide variety of articles on a multitude of topics that range from technical scientific research to academic papers in philosophy and humanities to popular-level articles on science education and everyday spirituality. His writing has appeared in a variety of professional and popular journals, including Shaman’s Drum, The Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, and The Focusing Connection. He lives with his wife in Westport, Massachusetts.

Guest Category: Cosmology, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual, Astrology
George Eby, Scientist, Writer and Zinc Lozenges Discoverer
Guest Occupation: Scientist, Writer, Zinc Lozenges Discoverer
Guest Biography:

TURNING TRAGEDY INTO A MIRACLE: Zinc gluconate dietary supplement tablets (used as throat lozenges) containing 23 mg of zinc were serendipitously discovered in 1979 by George Eby's 3-year old daughter, Karen, while being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) as an effective method to cure her common colds -- even though she was on powerful chemotherapy and was highly immunosupressed. After using the first lozenge for several hours while she napped, she came out of her bedroom and proudly announced, "Zinc cured my cold!" Who on Earth would believe that a 3-year old child discovered the cure for common colds!? George Eby, her dad did, because he saw that her horrific cold was completely and totally over, and comparing those results with her physician's expectations for her cold to last months or until she was finished with her chemotherapy was a very clear wake-up call. George used the same zinc glucconate tablets (as lozenges) in a number of other people with colds, both children and adults, and soon became convinced that a clinical trial was needed.

Following the initial discovery, the first clinical trial using the exact same tablets (as lozenges) used by Karen showed stunning success as shown in this Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotheraphy clinical trial report. Those tablets were not bitter since no sweeteners were included in the tablets. Studies by others were conducted and use of lozenges containing zinc gluconate or other zinc compounds was patented in a series of patents starting in 1985 with the "Cure for Common Cold" patent being issued in 1995.

Much newspaper, magazine, radio, and television publicity ensued the initial report in 1984, and numerous manufacturers placed on the market "improved" zinc lozenges that were sweetened and flavored. Some of those improved and sweetened formulations were submitted to clinical trials by reputable pharmaceutical companies under patent license, while others simply placed them on the market.

Manufacturers soon found that zinc gluconate forms very bitter complexes with sugar, corn syrup, dextrose and other sweeteners upon aging for a few days to a few months, depending on the exact formulation, probably because of the presence of zinc gluconate-hydroxide at physiologic pH. Manufacturers and researchers alike in desperation to solve the taste problem added metal chelators, reduced dosage or used other nonionizable zinc compounds, resulting in a loss of Zn2+ ions and efficacy, with at least two formulations actually making colds worse in clinical trials; reports of which temporarily discredited this major medical discovery.

Fructose, the only sweet tablet base that does not result in zinc gluconate bitterness upon aging, was used as the tablet base in the successful and confirming zinc gluconate lozenges tested by the British Medical Research Council Common Cold Unit in 1987 without complaint of bitterness.

Sometime before 1990, George Eby discovered that zinc acetate, which tastes horrible, could be made into compressed tablets or hard candy lozenges that were flavor-stable and pleasant tasting. Research was conducted until ZIA 100 zinc acetate lozenges were proven to be readily mass produced on modern rotary tablet presses and candy making machinery.

Today's ZIA 100 zinc acetate lozenges work much better against colds, and totally without those side effects associated with zinc gluconate.

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