Headlined Guests

Geoffrey Rosenberg
Guest Occupation: Intuitive autodidact shamanic wizard
Guest Biography:

Geoffrey Barry Rosenberg received his wake up call in early June of 1969 in Madison Wisconsin where he had just completed his third year as a Pre-Med major. Psychedelics were involved. Subsequently he dropped out of school and in the fall of 1970 registered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an art major with no previous art training. His drawing prowess made this abundantly clear. However his expressions in the "craft" area proved inexplicably transcendent.

Geoffrey began practicing Transcendental Meditation in March of 1971. His understanding of the "transcendent" nature of his creations was understood to be the influence of the "Unbounded Field of Creative Intelligence" made manifest. It took another 45 years to realize this "transcendent" quality was Sophia's Organic Light made manifest in her Dream. The clues kept appearing over this 45 year time frame but he could only connect the dots once his Archontic Implants were removed.

Geoffrey received a BFA degree in Ceramics in 1973 and a MFA degree in Fiber Arts in 1974. He continued to survive making tapestries with a stint in the early '80's as a contract administrator for a high tech Electronics manufacturer. In May of 1984 he had his first "Rebirthing" session which resulted in another major wake up call. He left his job and over the next 2 1/2 years created the 7 tapestries that are now so instrumental in his service to humanity. When folks experienced these tapestries they went into "healing crisis" and Geoffrey remembered how to balance their energy fields.

In February of 1987 Geoffrey was introduced to toning which triggered his subsequent remembrance of Arcane Shamanic shenanigans. He also found he had the peculiar ability to "activate" crystals.

In 1989 he started making crystal wands incorporating wire geometries. The Intuitive Shamanic Wizard burst forth onto the scene. Workshops followed involving doing short energy alignments along with an orientation to using the wands.

In 1994 Geoffrey stopped the wand production and became a Flower of Life Workshop Facilitator for Drunvalo Melchizedek.

At the end of 1996 Geoffrey and his wife Karen moved to Mills River, NC and with 12 partners built a 104 acre Mountain subdivision rescuing the land from a 53 unit proposed mobile home development. 76 acres of this land are now in a Land Conservancy.

Geoffrey spent the next 20 years undercover (sometimes at Mastery Systems) and working on the inner planes.

Then in March of 2016 the Archontic implants were removed..........

Guest Category: Arts, Sound Healing, Spiritual, Mystic & Seer, Psychic & Intuitive
Sessions are  available in person in Charlotte, N.C. by phone or via Skype
Guest Occupation: Spiritual Life & Health Coach for people & animals
Guest Biography:

Alannah Joy has over 30 years experience working as a Spiritual Life & Health Coach for people & animals. She is highly intuitive and has both a traditional medical background and a holistic health background. As an Animal Communicator she helps people to understand their Pets better and is gifted in helping with the transition of people and animals.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Hieronimus and Cortner
Guest Occupation: Historian, Visual Artist, Radio Host, Author, Investigative Researcher, Secret Society Authority
Guest Biography:

Co-Authors Laura Cortner and
Robert Hieronimus, Ph.D.

Discover the Divine Feminine Roots of America

Authors Bob Hieronimus and Laura Cortner explain the forgotten goddess origins of the Statue of Liberty and her connections with the founding and the future of America - the conscience of our nation.

The image of a woman symbolizing independence was embraced by the American revolutionaries to rally the populace against the King, filling the role of “Founding Mother” and protector of the fledgling republic. Incorporating Libertas, the Roman goddess of freed slaves, with Minerva, Demeter, Justice, and the Indian Princess, Lady Liberty is seen all over the nation’s capital, and on the seals and flags of many states. 

Showing how a new appreciation for the Statue of Liberty as the American goddess can serve as a unifying inspiration for activism, the authors explore how this Lady Liberty is a personification of America and its destiny. They examine multiple traditions that influenced her symbolism, from the Neolithic Earth Mother, to Mary Magdalene, Columbia, and Joan of Arc, while revealing the sharp contrast between depicting “liberty” as a female and the reality of women and other suppressed classes throughout history. Their study of “Liberty Enlightening the World” led them to conclude that the empowerment of contemporary women is essential for achieving sustainable liberty for all.

Sounding the call for this “Goddess of the New World” to inspire us all toward peacekeeping, nurturing, compassion, and environmental stewardship, the authors explain how the Statue of Liberty serves as the conscience of our nation and is a symbol of both the myths that unite us and the diversity that strengthens us. 

Guest Category: Arts, Education, History, Politics & Government, Spiritual
Laura & Nikki Lunden of 'Lunden Reign' are the Special Guests on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Guest Biography:

Lunden Reign to release their second album: "Confessions" December 2016.

Music video from their new album "RED WAGON (Can't Return to Yesterday)" debuts on Saturday, Sept.17th.  

Lunden Reign formed in the summer of 2013 following a tour of the UK by the Lora G & Nikki Lunden Band (Lora G now spelled Laura Espinoza-Lunden).  Since then the prolific songwriting duo, along with their producer & song co-writer, Luis Maldonado (lead guitarist for TRAIN) released their critically acclaimed debut "big beat, alt rock album "American Stranger" in 2015. “American Stranger” made multiple music magazine’s “TOP 10-BEST OF” Lists for 2015.

Now Lunden Reign is preparing for their release of their second album: "Confessions" in December of 2016.  The first single & music video from their new album "RED WAGON (Can't Return to Yesterday)" debuts on Saturday, Sept.17th.  This is the first of ten songs LR created for their sophomoric album.

Nikki & Laura are the core members of Lunden Reign along with Producer & co-writer Luis Maldonado. Nikki & Laura perform both as an acoustic duo: "Laura & Nikki Lunden of Lunden Reign" and as "Lunden Reign" with their full band comprised of: Nikki (lead vocals, guitar), Laura (guitar, keyboards), Matt Lucich (drums), Matt Denis (bass) and Julian Tomarin (guitar).  When not on tour with TRAIN, Luis Maldonado will sometimes join Lunden Reign on stage.

Several legendary rock artists (who love LR's music) has joined them on stage including:  Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons; Terri Nunn (Berlin) and Prescott Niles (The Knack). LR has opened for Belinda Carlisle (Go-Go's); Salt n' Peppa and performs regularly on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Lunden Reign on Facebook ... https://www.facebook.com/LundenReign

Lunden Reign on Twitter ... https://twitter.com/LundenReign

Purchase Lunden Reign's critically acclaimed debut release entitled ... American Stranger at amazon.com

Guest Category: Arts, Music, Society and Culture
Lynn Russell
Guest Occupation: Author and Life Coach
Guest Biography:

Throughout my life I’ve been very spiritual and spend many years researching and studying the various religions of the world. Ten years ago I did researched 2500 NDEs and loved the information there, thus my book, THE WONDER OF YOU, What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself. It explains the deep learning of spirituality. I also have a workshop The Spirituality of Science that answers the questions, Why am I here? What is life all about? What am I? How can I be One and separate at the same time?  I have a workshop called The Spirituality of Science. Throughout my life I have had a high interest in cosmology and quantum theory. My workshop looks at how science is verifying what amazing creatures we are. It answer questions that have been asked through the ages. Why am I here? What is life all about? What am I? How can I be One and separate at the same time?
 
Contact Lynn through my website, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Be sure to use Lynn K. Russell or Lynn Kathleen Russell as there are so very many Lynn Russells out there.

Guest Category: Education, Paranormal, Near Death Experiences, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Author, Visionary, Bliss Finder
Guest Biography:

Bio: My favorite saying is, 'Find Your Bliss!' That's what I'm doing as I write my Ocean Depths series. It's fun, like reading one of my favorite novels as it unfolds before me. I want to entertain my intended audience and take them out of their world into the fiction world I've created.

As for me, I enjoy nature, the ocean, my family/friends and animal friends and discovering new ideas. Educating myself and learning about different spiritual ideas is fun. I enjoy playing my Taylor guitar and Kawai grand piano. Creating a garden space around my home and being out in nature is part of my bliss.

I'm concerned about our planet, her oceans and fresh water ways. Our planet can only take so much pollution, dumping of chemicals, sonar blasts in our oceans that destroy the internal organs of sea mammals, and bombs before we sicken it beyond its ability to heal. Once we've poisoned and abused the Earth to point of its demise, where will we go? We can't help but impact it, but why destroy it? We have the ability to nurture it and be respectful of it. But will we?

My hope for humanity is that we can work at finding our own bliss and be good to one another and our planet along the way no matter what belief systems we adhere too or what governments we live under. Is that simplistic? Yes, but often times the simpler an idea is, the easier it is to implement.

Life is interesting, hilarious, catastrophic, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and amazing and I'm glad to have a chance to live and learn.  And I hope along the way that my journey may help someone else realize their bliss to the betterment of us all!

Book Series: The Ocean Depths series would make a wonderful movie series for my intended audience, being visually fun. The characters are mermen, mermaids, real gods, goddesses (who live among us), river and sea nymphs and witches. They're living in La Jolla on the San Diego coast, in coastal rivers and deep out in the ocean at King Poseidon's castle as he rules over the world's oceans, or 'Mother Gaea's blood' as deity in my story call it.

Callista Ann Sunders, my heroine is a California senior in high school who is saved by Triton, (hero, god/merman and shape-shifter) after her car rolls down the bank into the Pacific. Callista is jabbed with toxin/venom while in the ocean and freaks when her body slowly changes from human to something else. She eventually learns that Triton isn't just a teenager like herself, but a god and merman.

Callista is a generational witch whose element is the sea and is well grounded in myth because of her mysterious Grandma Anne. Still, Callista finds all that's happening to her and learning who Triton is, completely unbelievable and incredulous! Romance, magic and conflict over how to save the planet because of mankind's continued abuse of it is the back drop for all the drama in the series.

Book two, Ocean Depths A Time, is at the publisher.

The conflict continues as the hero and heroine try to solve some of it. It involves time travel back into my heroes past (Prince Triton) on Pitcairn Island which Triton calls, 'Nanwe' before the Bounty gets there. Callista has to convince Triton that he and she are dear friends and more, quite a daunting task.

Book three, Ocean Depths A Life, is 100 pages in as the adventure, drama, romance and conflict continue! Book four Ocean Depths A Dream is just the title, but that's all I need for it to LIVE! As I progress, the ideas for the rest of the series will come to me. Triton and Callista will see to it. They want their story told!

Guest Category: Literature, Visual Arts, Earth & Space, Love & Relationships, Society and Culture, Access Consciousness, High School, Variety
Michael Tamez
Guest Occupation: Holistic Health Coach
Guest Biography:

Michael Tamez is a certified Holistic Health Coach who lost 105 pounds, lowered his blood pressure, and reversed sleep apnea and advanced gum disease. This was all accomplished without drugs or surgery. All of these experiences combined led Michael to discover his true passion in life. He is dedicated to guiding, empowering, and sharing the knowledge and wisdom he has acquired over the course of his lifetime. Drawing from this incredible health transformation, Michael published his award winning book, Transformative Nutrition. His guidebook to healthy and balanced living is powerfully designed to create a permanent shift in the way people eat, think, and feel, live, and love.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Philosophy, Self Help, Motivational
Michael J Russ
Guest Occupation: musician, golfer, international bestselling author, and speaker/trainer
Guest Biography:

Michael J Russ is the son of an Air Force Officer and educator who has lived in three foreign countries and traveled the world. He is a musician, golfer, international bestselling author, and speaker/trainer who is passionate about helping people live the authentically fulfilling, prosperous life they envision. He is fascinated by how complicated people make their lives and enjoys revealing how people live their lives through the lens of wonder--looking forward to how who and what they encounter each day will touch their soul, touch their heart, and guide them closer to their dreams.

MIchael's favorite quote is from Rumi, the Sufi Poet: There is something I do not know, the knowing of which could change everything. Michael's view is there are no coincidences or accidents, just life unfolding to and around you. It is up to you to remember you have a choice as to how you perceive and respond to what you experience.

EMAIL: mruss@michaeljruss.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PowerfulLivingNetwork/?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaeljruss
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-russ-14208ba

Guest Category: Literature, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Personal Development, Self Help, Motivational
Dianne Robbins
Guest Occupation: Spiritual Author and Messenger
Guest Biography:

Det Lana and Dr Lana Love speak to Hollow Earth Author Dianne Robbins from Mt Shasta about her messages from Telos and Inner Earth.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Science, Self Help, Society and Culture, Theory & Conspiracy
Nolan Bushnell
Guest Occupation: Inventor & Entrepreneur; Founder, Atari and BrainRush
Guest Biography:

Nolan Bushnell
Inventor & Entrepreneur; Founder, Atari and BrainRush

Nolan Bushnell created an industry when he founded Atari in 1972 and gave the world Pong, the first blockbuster video game. Today his design credo—that games should be “easy to learn and difficult to master”—is inspiring a new generation of developers. A prolific entrepreneur, he has started more than 20 companies, including Catalyst Technologies, the first Silicon Valley incubator, and Etak, the first in-car navigation system—not to mention Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater.

In the process, he pioneered many of the workplace innovations that have long made Silicon Valley a magnet for creative talent. Bushnell was the first and only person ever to hire Steve Jobs, which he details in his 2013 book, Finding the Next Steve Jobs. With his latest startup, Brain Rush, he is intent on fixing education with software that uses gamification principles to “addict” students to learning. A biopic, tentatively titled Atari and slated to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s company, Appian Way, is currently in pre-production.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Technology
Sunny War
Guest Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Guest Biography:

SUNNY WAR

“…her right thumb plunks the bass part while her forefinger upstrokes notes and chords, leaving the other three fingers unused. A banjo technique, it’s also used by acoustic blues guitarists. Her fingers are long and strong – Robert Johnson hands – in jarring contrast to the waif they’re attached to. The walking bass line sounds like a hammer striking piano keys in perfect meter, while the fills are dynamic flurries – like cluster bombs. I haven’t heard a young guitarist this dexterous and ass-kicking in eons.” – Michael Simmons, L.A Weekly

Sunny War (born Sydney Lyndella Ward) is more than just an artist; she is a force of nature that is tough to pin down. What exactly is her style? Is she a blues or punk artist? The answer is yes and no. You can try to place Sunny in a few boxes, but doing so would be a major disservice to the young songstress. Yes, she may be a Robert Johnson with a shot of Bad Brains, but even this description falls short. The only way to really know Sunny is to immerse oneself in the music. Easy enough, right? OK, maybe not that easy.

Sunny was born to single mother just over 20 years ago. Her childhood was unconventional. One way to describe it is nomadic. Her mother’s bohemian lifestyle had Sunny moving from place to place, including stays in Colorado and Michigan. Most stays were not for very long, usually about a year or so. “Throughout my whole childhood, I was in a different place every other year, so naturally, I am not used to staying in one place for too long. I think it is time to leave once people get to know your name,” she comically explains.

Early life was somewhat of a struggle because there were many instances Sunny experienced being different from her peers. This was especially evident when she moved from Michigan to Tennessee. “I lived in a predominately white suburb while I was in Rochester, Michigan. When I went to Nashville, I did not ‘talk Nashville.’ I felt the kids at school were really closed-minded, mostly because we were in the Bible Belt. They would harass me all the time. I was also small for my age and wore glasses, “says Sunny. She found music to be the ultimate refuge. “I was really depressed all the time, but I was playing guitar all the time. I would hang out with my cat. I did not have a lot of friends when I was younger,” says Sunny.

By the age of 13, Sunny taught herself to play guitar and began to write her own original songs. She credits her mother’s boyfriends for introducing her to the blues. Once that fire to create sparked, there was no turning back. Eventually, Sunny decided California would be a good place to try to set down some kind of roots and get her music heard. She found herself living and performing on the streets of San Francisco and San Diego.

After a short time, Sunny felt that familiar feeling…the need to change her scenery. She felt a strong connection to the eclectic art center, Venice Beach, CA, where she has become a mainstay performer on the world famous boardwalk on and off for 7 years.

In addition to memorable boardwalk performances, Sunny continued with a side project, Anus Kings, as an outlet for other musical interests. The band created a buzz in the local LA punk scene with frequent performances at the famed Downtown punk favorite, The Smell. “With Anus Kings, I try write punk stuff, but I try to write like a blues musician would,” she says when talking about her punk influence. Local art and music advocates in Venice soon caught wind of the young guitarists’ claw hammer style—a complex banjo style of guitar playing frequently used by Southern acoustic blues guitarists. After years of paying dues, fans and critics are finally beginning to “get it.”

Then there is her voice with all the melancholy found in Billie Holliday and its remarkable ability to cut through the listener’s heart like a hot knife through butter. Many Venice Beach cultural notables, including Gerry Fialka, have publically sung their praise (no pun intended). Soon, influential publications like the LA Weekly took notice. The attention resulted in a feature article by Michael Simmons. In the article, Fialka is quoted saying, “Sunny is going to blow your mind. She is like no one else.”

Sunny’s repertoire includes an expansive collection of songs exploring personal aspects of her life. Her lyrics prove she is not afraid to share her insights and philosophies on life. In her track, “Man of My House,” Sunny speaks on the trials and tribulations of living without a father in the home and inheriting the role of head of the household. Other tracks are just as powerful, but also contain a dose political philosophy as exemplified in the moving blues tracks, “Police State” and “Sheep.” There is also “Downtown–”a track that touches on the damage to one’s life drugs can cause without warning.

Sunny has indeed blown people away as evidenced by signing a sponsorship deal with Gibson Guitars and signed with performance rights organization BMI.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
Debby West - Houston, TX
Guest Occupation: Space and Universe Life Research
Guest Biography:

Debbie West hosts an internet show on Revolution Radio called Lost Knowledge. Her show deals with topics about the importance of extraterrestrial disclosure and our expanded consciousness. She said New Hampshire is an important state when it comes to UFO history.

"The most widely ever written about UFO case Betty and Barney Hill happened right near Conway, NH" said West.  "And more people now than ever report UFO connections from everywhere, yet we remain a country cemented in time since the crash at Roswell and the cover up. Why?"

“Scientists today that I have interviewed including astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, 6th man to walk on the moon, insist that we need to examine our physics to understand the UFO phenomenon because space/time is not linear and there are many dimensions.”

Debby is hoping that Hillary Clinton meant what she said and, if elected, will end the truth embargo and disclose the UFO information that keeps us cut off from the Universe and each other.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Education, History, Physics & Metaphysics, Science
A Method for Healing Yourself
Guest Occupation: therapist, reiki, egotherapy, social worker, medium, channel
Guest Biography:

The Martins have been married for 38 years and have three grown daughters. The books in their trilogy – Ego Therapy, EgoSpiritualism and The Two Voices Within – represent a synergy of their professional work and personal life missions. “We have learned from each other that human and spiritual healing can occur when ego energy is brought into balance and we truly know that God Is – Love, Life, Energy, and You.”  Dr. Nick Martin is a licensed psychologist, social worker and certified school psychologist who has worked in clinical, university, public school and private school settings as a therapist, diagnostician, educator and consultant for 30 years.  Rev. Linda Martin is a metaphysician, certified Reiki master teacher, spiritual healer, color/sound practitioner and spiritual medium. She is founder of Dove of Light Healing Ministry in Belle Vernon, PA.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, News, Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes Doug Aldrich of 'The Dead Daisies'
Guest Occupation: Guitarist,Singer,Songwriter
Guest Biography:

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW WELCOMES

'GUITAR LEGEND'

DOUG ALDRICH OF 'THE DEAD DAISIES'

Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of The Faces, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans across the globe are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll!

Since exploding onto the scene in early 2013, The Dead Daisies have taken the Rock world by storm, releasing two albums to date & touring with the biggest names in rock including: ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Judas Priest, KISS, Whitesnake and Def Leppard. 2015 was a banner year that saw the band playing to over 300,000 people around the world in support of their second album “Revolución”, make a historic visit to Cuba, join the line-up for some of the biggest European Rock Festivals including Download & Graspop, tour around the globe with Whitesnake and KISS as well as play a sold out triumphant headline show in Paris. The band then returned to the UK for the first time in two years to play a series of headline Sold Out club shows, including the special guest slot at Planet Rock Stock in Wales.

The Dead Daisies feature in their ranks some of the finest Rockers on the planet. The band has just recently announced the addition of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) as their new lead guitar player. He completes a powerhouse lineup that features John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake),Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).

The current incarnation of The Dead Daisies is part of musical collective created by a rotating line-up that have individually and collectively left their mark on the high-class brand of Rock & Roll the band is known for. Past names have included Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers and Blow), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones, Sting), Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath/Rob Zombie) and many more.

The band recently signed an exclusive, global distribution deal with SPV Records and recorded their new studio album with mega-producer Marti Frederiksen(Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry) in Nashville.

The Dead Daisies are well on their way to rewrite the book on Rock. With a killer new album called ‘Make Some Noise’, massive touring booked, and all fueled by their ever-growing fan base, the band show no signs of letting up. 2016 live appearances started with a performance as “Special Guest” at Musikmesse Frankfurt with performances on the Center Stage, followed by a guest slot with all-star band the Hollywood Vampires in Germany.

With sell out shows, fans following the band across Europe and a surge in interest both from music media and rock fans alike, the new album ‘Make Some Noise’ comes into the world behind much lauded reviews from music press all over the planet. After completing the European tour, The Dead Daisies join KISS on their “Freedom to Rock Tour” in the US where they have many friends and fans impatiently waiting to catch the Doug Aldrich era line-up. The tour will also include headline shows for the first time in LA and New York. In October the band head to Japan for their debut performance to play the Loud Park Festival. With a trip on the high seas aboard the KISS Kruise VI in early November enjoying the sunshine of the Mexican coast, The Dead Daisies will follow that by heading to the winter chill of Scotland for the start of a massive UK & European tour with Irish rockers and co-headliners The Answer to finish off 2016.

Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive and well!!!

Purchase the new release Make Some Noise by The Dead Daisies at amazon.com

The Dead Daisies on Facebook ... https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadDaisies

The Dead Daisies on Twitter ... https://twitter.com/TheDeadDaisies

Guest Category: Music
Michael Parenti
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

Michael Parenti received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. Some of his writings have been translated into Arabic, Azeri, Bangla, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

“this tough, hilarious, right-on mix of scholar and street.” KPFA-Pacifica, 1994

Michael Parenti was born and raised in an Italian-American working class family in New York City. After high school he worked for a number of years then returned to school, eventually earning a B.A. from City College of New York, an M.A. from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. His many books include The Face of Imperialism (2011); God and His Demons (2010); The Assassination of Julius Caesar (2003); and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition (2010). He recently published a warmly received "ethnic memoir" entitled Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life.

Portions of his writings have been translated into some twenty languages. Books and articles of his have been used extensively in college courses and also by lay readers. Over 550 articles of his have appeared in scholarly journals, political periodicals, various magazines, newspapers, books of collected readings, and online publications.

He is the author of twenty-four books:

  • Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life (Bordighera Press, 2013)
  • The Face of Imperialism (Paradigm, 2011)
  • God and His Demons (Prometheus Books, 2010)
  • Democracy for the Few (Wadsworth, 9th edition, 2011)
  • Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader (City Lights Books, 2007)
  • Democracy for the Few (Wadsworth, 8th edition, 2007)
  • The Culture Struggle (Seven Stories Press, 2006)
  • Superpatriotism (City Lights Books, 2004)
  • The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The New Press, 2003)
  • The Terrorism Trap (City Lights Books, 2002)
  • To Kill a Nation (Verso Books, 2001)
  • History as Mystery (City Lights Books, 1999)
  • America Besieged (City Lights Books, 1998)
  • Blackshirts and Reds (City Lights Books, 1997)
  • Dirty Truths (City Lights Books, 1996)
  • Against Empire (City Lights Books, 1995)
  • Inventing Reality (Wadsworth, second edition, 1993)
  • Land of Idols (St. Martin's, 1993)
  • Make-Believe Media (Wadsworth, 1992)
  • The Sword and the Dollar (St. Martin's, 1989)
  • Power and the Powerless (St. Martin's, 1978)
  • Ethnic and Political Attitudes (Arno Press, 1975)
  • Trends and Tragedies in American Foreign Policy (Little, Brown, 1971)
  • The Anti-Communist Impulse (Random House, 1969)

Dr. Parenti has lectured far and wide to enthusiastic audiences across North America and abroad. His various talks and interviews have played frequently on community radio stations, public access television, and the internet. He lectures on college campuses and before a wide range of community audiences, peace groups, labor organizations, scholarly conferences, and various other venues. His books are enjoyed by both lay readers and scholars, and have been used extensively in college courses. Among the many topics he treats are:

  • Theocracy and Other Religious Sins
  • Democracy and Economic Power
  • Imperialism and U.S. Interventionism
  • Empires, Past and Present
  • Political Perceptions and Deceptions
  • Ethnic-Class Experience
  • Terrorism and Globalization
  • Political Bias in the U.S. News Media
  • Ideology and History
  • Race, Gender, and Class
  • The Overthrow of Communism
  • Fascism: Past and Present

Dr. Parenti has won awards from various academic and community organizations, including Project Censored, the Caucus for a New Political Science, the city of Santa Cruz, New Jersey Peace Action, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Religion in Higher Education, and other organizations. In 2007 he was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Representative Barbara Lee. In 2014 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Book Award meeting, sponsored by the Before Columbus Foundation. Also in 2014, Dr. Parenti was given a Social Justice Award from the Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists.

During his earlier teaching career he received grants or fellowships from the Louis Rabinowitz Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Brown University, Yale University, State University of New York, and the University of Illinois. For several years he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

He now serves on the advisory boards of Independent Progressive Politics Network, Education Without Borders, and the Jasenovic Foundation; as well as the advisory editorial boards of New Political Science and Nature, Society and Thought. He also served for some 12 years as a judge for Project Censored.

ABOUT THE FACE OF IMPERIALISM by Michael Parenti...

In the last half-century we have witnessed a dramatic expansion of American corporate power into every corner of the world, accompanied by an equally awesome growth in U.S. military power. These phenomena are often treated as independent developments. Here, Michael Parenti brings them together in a sharp critique aimed as much at errant liberals and certain Marxists as at the dominant political actors who have perpetrated the imperial lie.

Parenti adds shocking new evidence to the litany of injustices visited upon victims of U.S. imperialism: expropriation of their communal wealth and natural resources, complete privatization and deregulation of their economies, loss of local markets, deterioration of their living standards, a growing debt burden, and the bloodstained suppression of their democratic movements.

Just as compelling is Parenti's convincing case that the empire feeds off the republic. He shows how the richly financed corporate-military complex is matched at home by increasing poverty, the defunding of state and local governments, drastic cutbacks in human services, decaying infrastructure, and impending ecological disaster.

In this brilliant new book, Michael Parenti redefines empire and imperialism to connect the current crisis in America to its own bad behavior worldwide.

The Face of Imperialism makes clear that:  

  • The purpose of the U.S. global empire is not the pursuit of power for power's sake but power to fashion the world into a corporate dominated global free-market. There is a politico-economic content behind the pursuit of imperial power.
  • U.S. foreign policy is neither inept nor misguided. Rather, it is largely successful in serving the interests of transnational corporate America. This process of global expropriation by the superrich —often involving the use of force and violence— is what is known as imperialism.
  • Third World poverty is not a product of "underdevelopment" but of overexploitation and maldevelopment.
  • The drastic development of climate change is not a thing of the next generation or end of the century. Catastrophic changes are happening now. For us to survive we must roll back the empire, develop sustainable energy, and rid ourselves of the profit pathology.
Guest Category: Education, History, News, Politics & Government
Kara Johnstad
Guest Occupation: Voice Visionary - Singer-Songwriter - Mentor to Voices Changing Our World
Guest Biography:

Kar a Johnstad is a voice visionary, singer-songwriter. spiritual guide, author and mentor to voices that are changing our world. She is the founder of Voice Your Essence and Yoga Voice Berlin and empowers audiences around the world via concerts, talks, podcasts and online and in-person training designed to awaken the voice and raise your consciousness. Her most requested songs are Message of Hope, Love Never Fails, Open Up and Receive and Thank you. 

Kara's insight into voice and its profound ability to re-align our body-mind-spirit system with the source has already helped thousands of people throughout the world find more joy and greater meaning in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness through sound and the raising our vibrational signature as a path to integrate our heart's intelligence with a mindfulness practice and awaken our natural enlightened state of being. Activating the voice center to heal and meditate, creates a life that is immeasurably richer on all levels, spiritual and material. 
In essence, Kara knows the gift of VOICE is our next step in human evolution and she is committed to the growth and empowerment of spiritual leaders, luminaries, creative healers, creative conscious entrepreneurs and anyone who feels drawn to awaken to their full potential.
 
Experience and Distinctions
Voice Visionary and Spiritual Guide
Recording Artist
Acclaimed Singer/songwriter
International Voice Expert
Founder of Voice Your Essence - 360 Degree Voice Empowerment Programs
Voice Your Essence Podcast
Co-Founder of Yoga Voice Berlin - Forrest Yoga and 360 Degree Voice Empowerment programs.

In this interview, we will talk about :

Kara as a voice visionary and how her work creates impact in the World  

the power of the human voice 

your voice as a healing tool

awakening your voice

https://www.facebook.com/karajohnstad.official

 
Guest Category: Arts, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Music, Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Clyde Lewis Ground Zero
Guest Occupation: Paranormal & Conspiracy
Guest Biography:

Clyde Lewis

Clyde is a powerful voice in parapolitical and paranormal news and commentary. With a diverse background in news, acting, writing and radio, he entertains and captivates audiences across multiple platforms. Lewis’ career in radio began in Utah in 1982 and he created Ground Zero in 1995 in Salt Lake City. Lewis has produced Ground Zero programs online, on radio and on television. The program (which takes its name from the scientific definition of the term) joined FM News 101 KXL in 2011 and consistently ranks #1 in the market.

Lewis has appeared in a SHOWTIME special with magicians Penn & Teller, as well as the television programs Sightings, Strange Universe and the Discovery Channel special Return to the Bermuda Triangle. He has been published in both UFO Magazine and Unknown Magazine, and has been featured in Rolling Stone. Lewis is the model for characters in such books as Safe House by Andrew Vachss, Supernatural Law by Batton Lash, and Alien Invasion by Michael Tresca.

A fan of B-horror and science-fiction movies, comic books and mythology, Lewis has also published his own fanzines and co-written scripts for television and radio. He appeared in the movies Nightfall, which he co-wrote with director Kevin Delullo; Cage in Box Elder; and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV, in which he provided the voice of the title character.

Currently, Lewis is working with lawyer and P.I. Galen Cook on the investigation of the latest suspect in the D.B. Cooper case, Wolfgang Gossett, a one-time associate of Lewis’ and a new suspect in the mysterious case.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, News, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Politics & Government, Science, Spiritual, Technology, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: Oral Health Care Advocate
Guest Biography:

Meet Chef Sharynne Frazer

Chef Sharynne Frazer is a nutritionist, natural and oral healthcare advocate, fundraiser, and celebrity radio
host in Las Vegas. Also a speaker and Barnes & Noble #1 best-selling author, Chef Sharynne is a Brand
Ambassador for the American Heart Association, and is the first non-physician board member to be named
to their Multi-Social Task Force in 2015.

Mixing restorative medicine practices with her 40+ years of experience empowering audiences, Chef
Sharynne teaches others how to overcome their ailments with strategic lifestyle decisions and constructive
prosperity. As a culinary specialist, she has offered countless individuals the skills to incorporate small
changes in their diets that lead to enormous benefits for health and general wellbeing.

Chef Sharynne is the host of Vita-Myr’s Healthy Living Radio Show in Las Vegas, a Beasley Broadcast Group
station. On her show, listeners learn helpful tips that educate and promote sound oral health and wellness
practices.

Instrumental in the teaching and promotion of the raw food movement, over a decade ago, Chef Sharynne
has since taken on the task of propagating an area of wellness that has been long neglected by many — Oral
Health. The Surgeon General has declared oral health our nation’s #1 healthcare crisis; this neglect
particularly affects children and seniors. Statistically, over 85% of the American population has some level
of oral health problems that has gone unnoticed. Poor oral health is a contributing factor that leads to
heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, eczema, HIV and other ailments. Poor oral health is a
silent killer!

Chef Sharynne herself has been a long-time sufferer of periodontal disease for over 45 years. She has spent
over a quarter of million dollars in dental care over a lifetime. After many years of pain, she has found the
answer to this deadly disease and wishes to share it with you!    

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine
Artist, Graphic Designer, Actor James Murray
Guest Occupation: Graphic Artist, Designer, Medium and Movie Actor
Guest Biography:

Bios:

Robert Murray (AKA Bob or Father Murray)
For more than 30 years, Robert had been communicating with "people" who crossed over. Before he channeled, he mentally set up psychic protection for himself. He then sat down with pen and paper and later at his computer in his home where he received the messages. When he received messages from Michael or anyone else, he tuned in and wrote or typed their messages on the computer. He could be called a receiver. He had to find the correct station and there had to be some fine tuning. He heard voices and saw pictures. An interaction took place. He was conscious and quite aware of his surroundings while he wrote. During his conversations with the "people," he saw them in their surroundings and sensed their feelings and emotions while they spoke. All this came through him and was recorded by him. He had developed the ability to slow down the messages and wrote them accurately. This was not automatic writing, but rather transcribing what he actually heard. He had also written books containing a diary of messages from his son-in-law, Michael. For more information about Robert, his books, e-magazine and more, please visit:   https://www.thestarsstillshine.com/psychic.html

James Murray
Bob's son, James Murray is now channeling messages and creating drawings of his visits and experiences with the Other Side. For more about James, visit: : https://www.thestarsstillshine.com/artist.html
Web site   https://www.thestarsstillshine.com/

The artist James Murray's page has information about the afterlife, his dream drawings, psychic images, the book "The Stars Still Shine", life after death and the after life.

James Murray has been drawing most of his life. As a young child even before he could talk, he was creating "little" pictures to communicate. He is a professionally trained artist and has several years experience as an animator in graphic arts.

 

Book Cover Art & Design.
Click covers to enlarge.

The Stars Still Shine: An Afterlife JourneyThe Stars Still Shine Book 2The Umbartt Collection: An Earth-like PlanetThe 9-11s in the Afterlife

 

Book Interior Art

The Stars Still Shine: An Afterlife Journey
and The Stars Still Shine: Michael's Afterlife Journey Continues, Book 2.

 

Dream Art

Dream Album page

The drawing below is from the Dream Album in the first book The Stars Still Shine: An Afterlife Journey.

Drawing

see this larger drawing and others

James' sketch is of the "Town" in Heaven where Michael lives. The Dream Album displays drawings inspired by dream travel during his sleep hours. They are sketches of locations James has visited in and around the "Town". As he traveled, he felt compelled to remember as much detail as possible of certain locations. These drawings are his attempt at illuminating the "messages" in the book. View full size drawings of the "Town" and other locations.

The sketch below is also inspired by his dream travel. A newspaper reporter seated on the left is interviewing Robert Murray at Michael's home in the Afterlife. This drawing is published in second book The Stars Still Shine: Michael's Afterlife Journey Continues, Book 2.

interview with Robert Murray

See larger drawing

 

Line Art

Line art samples

Enlarge above images... Poster bed // Teddy bear // Fireplace

Icons -
Once you reach the page of the first icon, click the "next" link to view all five images.

 

Web Site Art

Fireside image/animation

In 2014, James modified the fireplace line drawing of Michael's Sussex house published in The Stars Still Shine: Michael's Afterlife Journey Continues, Book 2. The modification is one minute animation with music. View in a Flash animation format or Quicktime animation version.
 

Image of Diana
"What you can do for the well-being of children worldwide": a message from Diana, July 2001. The message includes James' image of Diana.

 

music artwork
Hold Back the Night - May every child live in a peaceful world without fear or suffering. Art created for the song for children described in The Stars Still Shine: An Afterlife Journey.

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Michael's Musical Tours

 

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Guest Category: Arts, Design, Performing Arts, Literature, Visual Arts, Paranormal, Spiritual
Laurie Roth
Guest Occupation: The Psychic Therapist
Guest Biography:

Laurie LeahAna (Roth), often called “The Psychic Therapist” is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Sound/Energy-Light Vibrational Healer, Hypnotherapist, Workshop Facilitator, Musician/Composer, Author, Comedic Performer & Radio Show Host and Hand-reader.

Laurie holds 2 Masters Degrees, in Recreation Therapy and Counseling Psychology, and a Music Teaching Credential.   She has worked in public schools, diverse community social services agencies and has and over 30 years’ experience in private practice.

In the 1990’s Laurie went through a period of spontaneous inner initiations which opened up new avenues of perceptions and healing abilities. These abilities became an integral part of her work. Clients began to report spontaneous physical healing as a side effect of her unique blend of traditional therapeutic practices and spiritual gifts.

lovefire.info@gmail.com  If listeners want more info about live upcoming group programs or private sessions  Call 707 536-9544. 

Guest Category: Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling, Psychology, Spiritual

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