Headlined Guests

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 and campaign coordinator for RootsAction. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson and WarIsACrime. 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
Mario Beauregard, Ph.D., Doctor, Author, Psychologist, Neurological Scientist and Consciousness Researcher
Guest Occupation: Doctor, Author, Psychologist, Neurological Scientist, Consciousness Researcher
Guest Biography:

Mario Beauregard, Ph.D. is associate researcher at University of Montreal (Departments of Psychology and Radiology, Neuroscience Research Center). He is the author of more than 100 publications in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry. Because of his research into the neuroscience of consciousness, he was selected by the World Media Net to be among the "One Hundred Pioneers of the 21st Century."

His groundbreaking work on the neurobiology of emotion and mystical experience at the University of Montreal has received international media coverage. In 2006, he received the Joel F. Lubar award for his contribution to the field of neurotherapy. The National Film Board of Canada has recently produced a documentary film about his work titled The Mystical Brain.

Mario authored, The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul (HarperCollins), in collaboration with science writer Denyse O'Leary. He also edited Consciousness, Emotional Self-Regulation and the Brain, and coauthored Neural Correlates of Conscious Self-Regulation of Emotion, Neural circuitry underlying voluntary suppression of sadness, The Neural Substrate for Concrete, Abstract, and Emotional Word Lexica: A Positron Emission Tomography Study, “Change the mind and you change the brain”: effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy on the neural correlates of spider phobia, and Quantum physics in neuroscience and psychology: a neurophysical model of mind-brain interaction.

Mario earned his B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Montreal in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Neurological Sciences at the University of Montreal in 1992.

Guest Category: Medicine, Psychology, Science
Ty Bollinger, CPA, Health Freedom Advocate, Cancer Researcher, Former Bodybuilder, Author, Speaker, Educator, Writer and Columnist
Guest Occupation: CPA, Health Freedom Advocate, Cancer Researcher, Former Bodybuilder, Author, Speaker, Educator, Writer, Columnist
Guest Biography:

Ty Bollinger -Author of book, "Cancer: Step Outside the Box"

During the last 15 years, I've lost 7 close family members due to cancer. I have devoted the last decade of my life to medical research to find alternative cancer treatments and cures so *YOU *and* YOUR* family don't have to experience the same tragedy. I have summarized this voluminous amount of research in my book, Cancer - Step Outside the Box

A Cleaner and Safer Future for Our Environment.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Medicine
Ruby Friedman, Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist and Performer
Guest Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist, Performer
Guest Biography:

Under a recalcitrant red sky somewhere between The Iliad and The Odyssey, there were some who marched beneath the 110 Freeway’s ruins and swore they would not stop until they seized the Grail: The Ruby Friedman Orchestra….if you keep listening you may hear their spaceship boarding call. That’s it for now, it’s raining.


Ruby Friedman’s music turns new listeners into instant fans. Take Lucinda Williams, for instance: In the late summer of 2008, just a couple of months after the venerated singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Award winner first heard Ruby at the Hyperion Tavern in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake district, Williams joined her for a number on stage at Hollywood’s Hotel Café.

Blessed with a bold, octave-leaping voice and a brace of rapturous radio-friendly songs, Ruby is poised to leap out of the pack. Her crackling live performances showcase a singer who has melded a panoply of diverse musical tributaries – Bessie Smith, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Whitney Houston, PJ Harvey – into a distinctive, unclassifiable, high-powered, utterly surprising style of her own.

She’s radio-active: During 2008-09, she graced the airwaves with a live performance on the late, lamented Indie 103.1, regular spins on Rodney Bingenheimer’s legendary KROQ show “Rodney on the ROQ,” and airplay from guest DJ Rosanna Arquette on Chris Douridas’ KCRW program “New Ground.” She has appeared on RocknRoll Television.com and cut a live session at ChessVolt Studios for the indie music site Luxury Wafers.

She has wowed audiences at the Hotel Café, the Mint, the Viper Room,
and the Echo in Los Angeles, and played three stomping shows during the 2009 South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The renowned audio equipment manufacturer Sennheiser, which sponsored one of her SXSW gigs, named her their “Unsigned Artist of the Month” for March 2009.

The titian-haired vocalist’s recent studio activity brought her together with some noted producers. Sessions with the team Beethoven – Alex Elena and Josh Valleau, known for their work with Grammy nominee Alice Smith and Little Jackie – yielded the hit-worthy tracks “Look For the Shooting Star” and “That’s Why I Let You Hang Around,” as well as a scorching cover of the Beatles’ “I Want You/She’s So Heavy.” Her original “Sex” was mixed by Mike Chapman (Blondie, the Knack, Pat Benatar).

Ruby has performed and recorded with some storied players: John Taylor (Duran Duran), Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake (X), Tony Gilkyson (Lone Justice, X), Gregg Sutton (Lone Justice), Michael Ward (Glen Campbell, the Wallflowers), Brian Head (John Doe, Dead Rock West), Bob Thiele, Jr., and many others.

The members of her band the Ruby Friedman Orchestra – all seasoned L.A. pros – include keyboardist Arlan Schierbaum, keyboardist for the seminal funk unit Mandrill; bassist Edwin Livingston, a top-flight jazz player and former Queen Latifah sideman seen and heard in the feature films Ray and Dreamgirls; guitarist Adam Zimmon, who has toured with country legend Glen Campbell and Latin star Shakira; trombonist Ulf Bjorlin, a classically trained player who also performs with Vaud and the Villains; and, on drums, producer Alex Elena, whose credits include touring and studio work with Avril Lavigne, Belinda Carlisle, and Bruce Dickinson.

Invariably, audience members at a Ruby Friedman Orchestra show are left hunting for superlatives to describe what they’ve just seen. We’ll give the last word to Lucinda Williams, who may have put it best: At the Hyperion Tavern, she turned to another spectator next to her at the bar and exclaimed, “I am f*cking blown away.”

Guest Category: Music
Jonathan Baltuch, Travel Cruise Agent and Hedonist
Guest Occupation: Travel Cruise Agent, Hedonist
Guest Biography:

Jonathan Baltuch & Lori Baltuch are the owners of ShoesOnlyTravel.com which provides Lifestyle couples with the most amazing and unique trips along with group and individual travel to your favorite resorts like Hedonism and Desire.

Shoes Only Travel cruises are more than just cruises. They’re intimate adventures to places most of us only dream about visiting.  Imaging sailing the day away in the Greek Islands, drinking in the beauty of the Tahitian Islands or living the mystique of Singapore and Malaysia.  Each cruise includes the personal touch of Jonathan and Lori as your hosts, tour guides and organizers.  Jonathan and Lori have planned these trips down to the last detail, choosing intimate cruise ships that hold 50 to 150 couples.  You’ll expect to find the service on these smaller ships impeccable, the food superior and ambience heavenly.  Best of all, these cruises are designed for people in the lifestyle, swingers and nudists, so you’ll have the freedom to be yourself, sunbath and swim naked, and find new friends, or old ones, to party and play with.

Melanie Pauley, Swinger, Media Director and Voice of SDC
Guest Occupation: Swinger, Media Director, Voice of SDC
Guest Biography:

Melanie Pauley, Media Director – SDC.com "The Voice of SDC"

SDC, is the world's largest and most active swingers personals Lifestyle website offering easy to find local swingers in your area. Since 1999, SDC.com has provided swingers with the opportunity to express themselves freely in an adult manner consistent with their lifestyle choices. We promote and advocate liberty of personal sexual choices between consenting adults in a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory forum. SDC is available in five languages and has over two million real lifestyle swinging couples and swinging singles worldwide to fulfill all of your erotic dating needs and desires.

Guest Category: Sex, Travel & Leisure
Michele Capozzi, Lawyer, Urban Explorer, Pornologo and Natured Nomadic
Guest Occupation: Lawyer, Urban Explorer, Pornologo, Natured Nomadic
Guest Biography:

Michele Capozzi was born in Genoa in 1946. He graduated in Law and a degree in Social Sciences, he moved to London where he carries on legal practice, it becomes flower child and attended the hippy community. Back in Rome, working for a while in the cinema. In 1978 he moved permanently to New York, where he still lives on his boat, inventing the profession of urban explorer and pornologo. Natured nomadic, spend a lot of time flying between Los Angeles, Milan and Rome.

Guest Category: Sex, Travel & Leisure
Andrew Sinclair, Novelist, Historian, Critic, Film Maker, Teacher, Traveler, Author and Authority on Rosslyn Chapel
Guest Occupation: Novelist, Historian, Critic, Film Maker, Teacher, Traveler, Author, Authority on Rosslyn Chapel
Guest Biography:

Andrew Sinclair (born 1935) is a British novelist, historian, critic, and film-maker. He was a founding member of Churchill College, Cambridge University, England, and has taught and traveled widely across the world. He currently lives in London and is married to the writer and leading London socialite Sonia Melchett (formerly married to Julian Edward Alfred Mond, 3rd Baron Melchett), and has two sons from previous marriages.

Andrew Sinclair is an internationally best selling author and authority on Rosslyn Chapel, the chapel of Templar secrets in Scotland built by his ancestors. Andrew is the author of The Sword and the Grail, The Secret Scroll and Rosslyn: The Story of Rosslyn Chapel And The True Story Behind The Da Vinci Code. Andrew is the only person in modern history to venture into the crypt under Rosslyn Chapel. Andrew will share his extensive information about the Sinclair Clan and Rosslyn Chapel, including some important new discoveries that were recently made.

Guest Category: History
Kari Hohne, Writer, Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality, Dream Interpretation Expert and Environmentalist
Guest Occupation: Writer, Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality, Dream Expert, Environmentalist
Guest Biography:

Author, motivational speaker and radio personality Kari Hohne shares 28 years of research as a Dream Analyst, helping clients to discover their personal roadmap for success and wellness.

"As we move through life to actualize our desires, dreams become key in understanding how we get stuck, where we need to go, and also provide uncanny wisdom about our life direction."

In her books The Mind's Mirror and The Mythology of Sleep: The Waking Power of Dreams, she describes the 3 parts of every dream and how the hero is initiated to activate one's life purpose in the dreamscape. Exploring the common similarities between dream themes and the landscapes of our ancient myths, she writes: "Just as the mythical hero traverses bizarre landscapes, solving strange paradoxes that will reveal one's real identity and destiny, the cryptic nature of dreams serve the same purpose for the dreamer. Each night we enter a topsy turvy world of symbols to explore a conflict, cause and resolution cycle as a way of embarking on a Great Adventure of Self-discovery." See Why Dreams are so Bizarre.

Her website pulls users from all over the world and has allowed her to explore the common symbolism that guides dreamers no matter where they live in the world. Her Iphone App Way of Dreams: Dream Dictionary and Interpretation Tool, is available at Itunes and allows you to type in your dream to receive an interpretation, pulling from a dictionary of over 3000 definitions. It has consistently remained in the top 30 Lifestyle Apps at Itunes.

She conducts dream workshops on Living Life Intuitively and has developed motivational art programs for prison inmates and high school kids at risk of dropping out or joining gangs. Her articles appear in PubMed and she is also the author of Nothing Bad Happens in Life: Nature’s Way of Success and Tao te Ching: The Poetry of Nature.  She is featured in Early Women Masters as a contributor to Women Authors of the Tao te Ching and as a contributor to the Mythology section.

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