Headlined Guests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Petersen
Founder of A Minor Consideration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guest Category: History, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy
David Brownstein, M.D., Holistic Family Practicioner, Family Physician, Holistic Medicine Expert, Lecturer and Author
Guest Occupation: Holistic Family Practicioner, Family Physician, Holistic Medicine Expert, Lecturer, Author
Guest Biography:

David Brownstein, M.D. is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. Dr. Brownstein has authored nine books:

These books illustrate the success Dr. Brownstein has had in treating many different conditions including:
Adrenal Fatigue
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Hormone Imbalances
Immune Disorders
Migraine Headaches
Thyroid Disorders including hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroid disorders

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Nutrition, Medicine
Steve Bhaerman, Swami Beyondananda, Swami Beyondananda, Author, Humorist, Workshop Leader, Writer, Performer, Author, Blogger, Spiritualist and Sponstaneous Evolutionary
Guest Occupation: Swami Beyondananda, Author, Humorist, Workshop Leader, Writer, Performer, Author, Blogger, Spiritualist, Sponstaneous Evolutionary
Guest Biography:

Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For the past 23 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the "Cosmic Comic." Swami's comedy has been called "irreverently uplifting" and has been described both as "comedy disguised as wisdom" and "wisdom disguised as comedy."

As the Swami, Steve is the author of Driving Your Own Karma (1989), When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It For All It's Worth (1993), Duck Soup for the Soul (1999) and Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction (2004).

In his "past life" (before Swami), Steve started an alternative high school in Washington, D.C. and co-authored a book about his experiences, No Particular Place to Go: Making of a Free High School. A political science major, he later taught history to autoworkers at Wayne State University in Detroit as part of the Weekend College. In 1980, Steve co-founded Pathways Magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of the first publications bringing together holistic health, personal growth, spirituality, and politics. Subsequent to Pathways, Steve was a freelance writer and co-author with Don McMillan of Friends and Lovers: How to Meet the People You Want to Meet (Writer's Digest Books, 1986).

Since 2005, Steve has written a political blog with a spiritual perspective, Notes From the Trail, hailed as an encouraging voice "in the bewilderness." His latest book, written with cellular biologist Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (Hay House, 2009). Steve is active in transpartisan politics and the practical application of Spontaneous Evolution. 

Guest Category: Education, Philosophy, Politics & Government, Psychology, Spiritual
Lee Gerdes, Brianwave Balancing Product Inventor, Author, Speaker, Systems Analyst, Pastoral Counselor and Consultant
Guest Occupation: Brianwave Balancing Product Inventor, Author, Speaker, Systems Analyst, Pastoral Counselor, Consultant
Guest Biography:

Lee Gerdes is Founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies®. He is the creator of Brainwave Optimization with Real-Time Balancing™.

Lee is the author of Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain, published in 2009 by Namaste Publishing. His work emanates from a combination of his interests in how the brain works and how it affects mind, body and spirit – and his own personal trauma, a vicious assault that occurred in 1992. Lee has dedicated his life to understanding neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change itself) and how it can be applied to improve peoples’ lives.

Lee’s work is daily proof that, in fact, by optimizing our brain, we can optimize our entire life and that “we can at last be the limitless individuals we were born to be.”

He has brought his message to countless magazines, newspapers, television and radio interview shows and continues to be sought after to speak across the world on how we can apply advanced technology to restore balance and harmony to our lives.

In 2004, Lee started KudoZone, a brain state conditioning business, which now furnishes Brain State Conditioning capability to thousands of people. In 2005, KudoZone became Brain State Technologies®, with affiliate offices throughout the world. He has been a systems analyst, pastoral counselor, management consultant, and vice president of solutions for NetPerceptions.

Lee’s education includes Doane College in Crete, Nebraska; Columbia University in New York; John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California and Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Sound Healing
Dr. Rob Robertson, MD, octor of Medicine, Nutritional Supplements Developer and Fibromyalgia Recovery Expert
Guest Occupation: Doctor of Medicine, Nutritional Supplements Developer, Fibromyalgia Recovery Expert
Guest Biography:

Rob Robertson,M.D. is 1974 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at the U.of L. Affiliated Hospitals and was appointed Director of Emergency Services at Baptist Hospital in Western Kentucky. During his tenure there, the EM Department grew to a patient load of over 50,000 visits annually. In 1994, Dr. Robertson opened a wellness and preventive medicine practice called Doctors Nutrition System and developed nutritional supplements and protocols that were incorporated into their practices by multiple physicians throughout the Midwest.

In researching products for his company, he discovered transfer factors through the over 3,000 articles that had been published since 1949. " I was simply overwhelmed. Why hadn't I heard about this?" Transfer factors and their use in augmenting the immune response seemed like the " the missing link in our attempt to provide patients with a natural, safe way to lessen their chances of becoming ill." When Dr. Robertson discovered that transfer factors were going to be made available commercially, he closed his medical practice and sold his supplement company because, " I simply had to become involved in helping to tell the world, literally the world, about what I consider to be one of the defining discoveries in the history of medical science."

The availability of transfer factors and his interest in the perplexing Fibromyalgia Syndrome led to his incorporating natural products developed by William J. Hennen, Ph.D. into a program which has been named THE FIBROMYALGIA RECOVERY PROGRAM. "Do we have all of the answers?I'm not certain that anyone will ever be able to make that claim. But we feel very confidant that by stressing and addressing the immune system breakdown and dysfunction, we have a way to intervene in the fibromyalgics multitude of symptoms in a beneficial way. One of the most gratifying experiences that I've ever had is to hear a fibromyalgic call and tell me that they just want to say thanks for having their life given back to them." Dr. Robertson is now involved full-time in THE FIBROMYALGIA RECOVERY PROGRAM and in continuing to help tell the transfer factor story.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine
David Swanson
Guest Occupation: Author, Radio Host, Human Rights Activist, Philospher, Newspaper Reporter, Communications Director, Press Secretary, Media Coordinator, Columnist, Blogger
Guest Biography:

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

Guest Category: News, Politics & Government
Roger J. Woolger, PH.D, Jungian Analyst, Regression Therapist, Professional Lecturer, Psychologist, Scholar, Historian, Philosopher, Professor, Educator, Trainer, Traveler, and Author
Guest Occupation: Jungian Analyst, Regression Therapist, Professional Lecturer, Psychologist, Scholar, Historian, Philosopher, Professor, Educator, Trainer, Traveler, Author
Guest Biography:

ROGER J. WOOLGER, PH.D, was a Jungian analyst, regression therapist and professional lecturer with degrees in psychology, religion and philosophy from Oxford and London Universities. He trained as an analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. Born a British citizen, Roger lived and taught Jungian and transpersonal  psychology and comparative religion in North America and England. He was a Guest Professor at Vassar College, where he gave the Mary Mellon Memorial lectures in 1988. He was also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Vermont (1975) and Concordia University, Montreal (1979-80). He led workshops at the New York Open Center, Esalen Institute and Omega Institute, and speaks at a broad range of conferences internationally.

Roger Woolger's first book, Other Lives Other Selves, (Doubleday, 1987) is an innovative synthesis of Jungian depth psychology, bodywork, yoga psychology, psychodrama and eastern meditation principles.  It has been translated into German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Widely regarded as the definitive work in the field of regression therapy, this and his later works such as Eternal Return (tape set) and Healing You Past Lives (2004) integrates aspects of Tibetan Buddhism and shamanism. The work has evolved in the last decade into the highly original therapeutic tool which is called Deep Memory Process™.  He discussed and demonstrated this work on American, Canadian and Italian network television, appearing in a PBS special in the States.

He ran training programs for therapists in North America and Britain, also teaching professionals in Holland and Germany . Also a series of training programs throughout Brazil where in 1996 he was a keynote speaker at the International Transpersonal Psychology Conference in Manaus hosted by Stanislav Grof. He was also an acclaimed keynote speaker at  first Brazilian International Transpersonal Psychology Conference in Lindoya the following year and at the Third international Conference in Lisbon in 2003. He also presented at the First World Congress for Regression Therapy in Holland in 2003. He published numerous articles and reviews in the field of  Jungian, Transpersonal and religious psychology.

Roger Woolger was a well known teacher in Britain, having appeared in 1966 in the Channel 4 television series Transformations and in various other television programs.  In 1997 he gave a much noted talk "The Presence of Other Worlds in Psychotherapy and Healing" at the Beyond the Brain Conference co-sponsored by the British Scientific and Medical Network and the Institute for Noetic Sciences (California) at Cambridge University. His talk was the fruit of a lifelong study of the perennial philosophy and the mystical traditions of Christianity and Sufism, just as his practice of psychotherapy was early on shaped by the practice of Buddhist vipassana meditation and  the mysticism of Simone Weil. The talk in question was later published in Thinking Beyond the Brain, edited by his colleague David Lorimer. In 2004 he presented at a Conference sponsored by the Royal College of Psychiatrists called Beyond Death: Does Consciousness Survive? This paper can also be downloaded here.

Roger also taught literature, published articles on dreamwork and meditation and gave film seminars on Fellini, Bergman and Cocteau. He was an amateur Shakespeare actor and teacher. His popular second book, The Goddess Within (Ballantine, 1989) written with Jennifer Barker,  is an in depth exploration of feminine psychology as mirrored in the myths, conflicts and wounding of the Greek goddesses; it draws upon Rogers scholarly knowledge of  Jungian writing, the history of religion and feminist revisionist history. This very  entertaining book has had much success in the US, Germany and Brazil.

A lifelong interest in the Grail legend and the esoteric spirituality of medieval Europe inspired Roger to lead several extraordinary  tours to sacred sites in the South of France, to troubadour and Cathar country; sites of Black Madonnas and the Magdalene.  See Magdalene Tours

Guest Category: History, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Religion, Science, Spiritual
Claire Hope Cummings, Environmental Lawyer, Journalist, Author, Farmer, Advisor and Recognized Environmental Authority
Guest Occupation: Environmental Lawyer, Journalist, Author, Farmer, Advisor, Recognized Environmental Authority
Guest Biography:

Claire Hope Cummings is an environmental lawyer, journalist, and the author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds (Beacon Press, March 2008).

Claire’s stories focus on the environmental and political implications of how we eat and how food and farming reconnects us to each other and the places where we live.

Claire brings three decades of broad experience in agriculture to her work. She has farmed in California and in Vietnam, where she had an organic farm on the Mekong Delta. For four years she was an attorney for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of General Counsel.

For the last 15 years, Claire has been active in the local food and farming movement in the San Francisco Bay Area, helping to found the Marin County food policy council, and serving on the boards of organizations such as Earth Island Institute, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Food First, and the Elmwood Institute—the predecessor organization for the Center for Ecoliteracy. Claire was awarded a Food and Society Policy Fellowship in 2001. She currently advises The Columbia Foundation’s sustainable communities and food system programs.

“Claire Cummings, Barbara Kingsolver, Wendell Berry.”
Denise O’Brien, Orion magazine September/October 2007, on being asked who the best thinkers in her field were. Denise ran a very close race for Iowa State Secretary of Agriculture in 2006. She is the founder and director of Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

To learn more about Claire’s views on the future of food and farming, and her experiences farming on the Mekong River, read an online interview conducted by Bioneers:
The New Food Movement

As a lawyer, Claire represented and advised environmental and native groups on environmental and cultural preservation throughout the U.S. In Hawai‘i Claire represented the Halawa Valley Coalition and The Hawai‘i La‘ieikawai Association during the H3 litigation and was a founder of Hui Aina o Hana. Claire has also represented and worked extensively with the Winnenmen Wintu tribe in Northern California as well as traditional native groups in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida and elsewhere. She is a founder of The Cultural Conservancy, a native land rights organization.

Webcast: "Ripe for Change"- Innovative Agricultural Policy for Hawai'i Island
by Claire Hope Cummings, Hawai'i Island Food Summit October 2007

Claire has contributed to and been featured in many books and films, including "The Future of Food" and "Ripe for Change", nationally aired on PBS.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals
Lawrence Lanoff, Film Director, Photographer, Author, Master Teacher, Enlightened Healer and Doctor of Cognitive Studies
Guest Occupation: Film Director, Photographer, Author, Master Teacher, Enlightened Healer, Doctor of Cognitive Studies
Guest Biography:

One of the most fascinating people on the teaching landscape is Lawrence Lanoff. Truly a renaissance man, Lawrence is a film director, photographer, author… and a deeply enlightened healer and teacher. He grew up on the streets of New York City in the 1970’s, in a tumultuous time that provided him with some of his greatest spiritual lessons and bringing a grounded practicality to Lawrence’s work. He calls himself a “rubber meets the road kinda guy” as he applies this practical essence to his artistic and spiritual skills over a 20 year span, to an amazing array of disciplines, starting with a couple of dream jobs – the directing of movies and as a photographer for Playboy Magazine. This is a man who has discovered that the way people understand movies is similar to the ways in which they understand dreams, symbols, and ultimately, themselves – and used that knowledge to unlock the secret of life. 

During this time, Lawrence studied physics, yoga, spirituality, neuroscience, photography, meditation, magic, social biology, semiotics, advertising design, computer science, philosophy, anatomy, meta-physics, psychology, NLP, hypnosis, fine art, massage therapy, secret tantra, Taoism, film, television, art therapy, marketing and business communication. He even managed to work in a Doctorate in Cognitive Studies.

Over the past seven years, Lawrence has been in a process of refining his radical teachings, leading people into a new kind of freedom, literally deprogramming them from the sleep imposed by cults and religions. What is slowly evolving is a revolutionary new theory of consciousness that incorporates evolution, symbolism, metaphor, neurobiology, and their relationship to healing, spiritual evolution, and neuro-economics — the neural pathways that influences our deepest feelings about self worth and money, and, of course, sex and relationships.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Science, Self Help, Sex, Spiritual
Robert Allen Bartlett, Modern Alchemist, Chemist, Assayer, Research Scientist, Chief Chemist, Teacher, Educator and Author
Guest Occupation: Modern Alchemist, Chemist, Assayer, Research Scientist, Chief Chemist, Teacher, Educator, Author
Guest Biography:

Robert Allen Bartlett is a practicing alchemist and author. A natural born scientist, Robert’s interest in geology and the sciences in general prompted him to construct his own home laboratory when only 9 years old. Roberts interest in the ancient use of natural materials lead him to the study of alchemical works at the age of 12 and it has become his lifelong passion. In 1974, he left San Jose State University to pursue an intensive course of alchemical study at the Paracelsus Research Society (later Paracelsus College) under the guidance of Dr. Albert Reidel (Frater Albertus). During this time, Robert lived in central Idaho where he performed personal research on botanical materials and worked underground mining antimony (an important alchemical resource). By 1976, at the prompting of Frater Albertus, Robert returned to college at Boise State University to complete his degree in chemistry with the view of working at the newly formed Paralab, a commercial offshoot of Paracelsus College. During this time Robert lived in Boise and was employed as a geochemical assayer for the mining industry. In 1979, he received his B.S. degree chemistry and immediately began work at Paralab as Chief Chemist. Working closely with Frater Albertus, Robert researched and developed a wide range of mineral and metallic preparations following Western and Eastern alchemical traditions for applications in alternative health care. Later, Robert was selected by Frater Albertus to become a Director of Research at Tristar, the future vision of Frater Albertus which would combine the Paracelsus College, Paralab, and a Healing Arts Center into one complex. Unfortunately with the death of Frater Albertus in 1984, both the college and Paralab closed its doors and the Tristar dream was never realized. Robert’s pursuit of alchemical research never diminished, as he continued his chemistry career as a research scientist for new ceramic materials, then later as the Chemistry Department Manager for a large materials testing laboratory. In this new environment, he was able to document and perfect alchemical experiments in ways undreamed of by the ancient alchemists using the very latest in scientific instrumentation. Robert is currently living in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters where he has been teaching classes and giving workshops on practical alchemy since 2002. He is an instructor with Flamel College and will be presenting a two-session Spagyrics Workshop at the conference. He also produces a line of spagyric and homeopathic mineral salts under the Terre Vitae label. His latest book is Real Alchemy.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Courses & Training, Energy Healing, Science, Biology & Chemistry
Hollister Rand, Author and Medium
Guest Occupation: Author, Medium
Guest Biography:

Hollister Rand is an author and internationally renowned medium. Known for her extraordinarily detailed work, she provides specific messages from loved ones living in the spirit world with feeling, heart, and grace.

Hollister is clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient (meaning that she can see, hear and feel the presence of spirits as well as get a sense of their personalities, emotions and physical attributes). Her unique gifts have provided comfort and closure for people all over the world.

Hollister’s first book I’m Not Dead, I’m Different: Kids in Spirit Teach Us About Living a Better Life on Earth, was released by HarperCollins in April 2011 and has garnered glowing reviews and endorsements:
“Popular clairvoyant offers a clear-eyed look at young spirits and the afterlife.” –Kirkus Review
“Hollister Rand’s ability to deliver messages is compassionate yet educational.  Whether in person, on radio, on TV, or in this book…she delivers.”– John Edward, medium and author of Infinite Quest

Hollister has moved national and international audiences with messages of love, hope and healing through demonstrations of spirit communication and television and radio appearances. Her messages on SiriusXM’s “The Seance” with John Edward, “Coast to Coast” with George Noory, KOST FM’s “Angels in Waiting,” KBIG FM’s “Radio Medium,” and numerous other morning drive-time shows have touched the lives of thousands of people.

Guest Category: Ghosts, Spiritual, Medium & Channeling
Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR, National Expert in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis, Physician, Author and Researcher
Guest Occupation: National Expert in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis, Physician, Author, Researcher
Guest Biography:

Nathan Wei, MD is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his fellowship in arthritis at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Wei is an acknowledged national expert in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and is the author of more than 500 publications.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and is the only American rheumatologist member in the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Wei is considered an authority and expert in stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures. He is active in clinical research and is the Director of the Arthritis Treatment Center, located in Frederick, Maryland.

Guest Category: Medicine