Headlined Guests

Guest Occupation: Buffalo Board of Education Member, Education Advocate
Guest Biography:

Elected by the board in Spring 2010 to represent the students and parents in the Ferry District, Sharon hit the deck running, while acknowledging that each of her life experiences have prepared her for this moment in time. Sharon is a product of the WNY educational system, attending Schools #47, Clinton Jr. High, Genesee, Humboldt, East High, Canisius College, and receiving an undergraduate degree at Medaille College.

Sharon’s career has primarily been in insurance, and the banking and financial industries. Currently she works as a licensed Home Mortgage Consultant with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  Previous careers include being a Substitute Teacher, Insurance Supervisor with Goldome Agency and Empire Realty, an Insurance Consultant with Allstate, Community Lending Officer with Charter One Bank, Loan Officer with Citizens Bank and Community Advocator.  Sharon is a mother, grandmother, and member of True Bethel Baptist Church, Brunswick Block Club, Hamlin Park Tax Payer Association, Women of Worth, and the Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club.

Sharon is an advocate and passionate defender of her district and all the children in the City Of Buffalo. For the first two years of her tenure, Sharon worked as the Chair of Finance and Operations, demanding more transparency and accountability. An avid participate in board committees and task forces within the District, Sharon is committed to improving the educational system in Buffalo. 

Of the Buffalo Public Schools, Sharon has gone on record to state: “We are in a great time in the history of Buffalo Public Schools with all the stakeholders who are interested in assisting us in advancing our district.  We have a wealth of opportunity in a Superintendent who is experienced in turning failing district around, our stakeholders, such as ‘Say Yes To Education’ and other community partners, and a sound school board. The community can be assured that we now have the best opportunity in decades to improve our schools and provide our children with a world-class education!”

Jennifer Mecozzi
Guest Occupation: Buffalo Board of Education Member, parent, activist
Guest Biography:

Jennifer Mecozzi is a newly elected member of the Buffalo School Board. She is a parent of four amazing children first and foremost. Beyond that she is a powerful Community Advocate who has worked diligently with many organizations to make the Westside of Buffalo a better place for all residents. Jenn is also a winning softball coach with a passion for developing young girls into empowered women. She has not only coached her girls but mentored them and built lasting relationships with the parents the have improved families in her community. 

There is no one who knows the potential and the challenges in Buffalo's West District better than Jennifer Mecozzi. The School Board is at a point where the issues have distracted the board from the real issue which is the education and betterment of the children who are in the schools. That cannot be accomplished without REAL parent engagement by someone who knows what its like to be a struggling parent trying to do what’s best for their kids.

Jen Mecozzi has the experience and background rooted in work with the community to bring parents, students and teachers together and she will uplift Buffalo Public Schools in her newly elected position.

Guest Category: Education
Tim Canova
Guest Occupation: Congressional Candidate
Guest Biography:

Tim Canova has been challenging Wall Street banks and political corruption for most of his adult life.

As an activist, attorney, educator, and frequent commentator on the rigged economic and political systems that put Wall Street and multinational corporations first while leaving ordinary Americans behind, Tim is uniquely positioned to shake up Congress.

“If elected this fall, he would instantly become the strongest advocate in Congress for a people’s Fed.”

Born and raised on Long Island in Merrick, New York, Tim had strong family ties to South Florida before moving to the Sunshine State in the mid-1990s. He is from an immigrant half Italian Catholic, half Jewish family, which taught him the traditional values of honesty and hard work. Tim ran cross-country and track in high school and college, including on his high school varsity state championship cross-country team. As a teenager and young man, he worked in a wide variety of manual labor jobs, from delivering newspapers and cutting lawns to pumping gas, painting houses, loading trucks in a plastics factory, and picking avocados on a kibbutz in northern Israel.

Tim attended public schools K-12, completed his undergraduate studies in government and economics at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, earned a law degree, with honors, at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and was a Swedish Institute Visiting Scholar at the University of Stockholm.

As a legislative aide to the late U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas (Democrat, Massachusetts), Tim worked on a range of regulatory and human rights issues. While working on Capitol Hill, Tim began warning about the rise of Wall Street special interests and the assault on working families. In the early 1980s, he wrote critically about the deregulation of interest rates and lending standards and the rise of subprime and predatory lending. These practices would eventually have a devastating effect on the people of Florida when real estate markets crashed in 2008. To this day, Florida still has the highest rate of foreclosure in the country, with over 300,000 open foreclosure cases in state courts.

In the 1990s, while an associate attorney at a prominent law firm and then as a visiting professor at the University of Miami, Tim opposed efforts to weaken the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act firewalls that had separated commercial banking from the risky securities markets. He also cautioned about the rise of complex derivative financial instruments that were turning the United States into a “casino” economy. In the early 2000s, Tim warned about the growing bubble in housing prices and called for increased supervision of Wall Street banks and financial markets. He was one of the few law professors in the country who consistently opposed Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, including a 1996 op-ed in the New York Times opposing Greenspan’s reappointment.

“But the Florida race [ Tim Canova versus Debbie Wasserman Schultz] could well reveal more about the Democratic Party than any other contest this cycle, including the one for president. . . . It's a test of whether progressive ideas or corporate money are more central to the Democratic Party's future.” 

Tim left Miami for a tenure-track teaching position at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he was granted early tenure in 2003. While in Albuquerque, Tim spearheaded a successful grassroots lobbying campaign to abolish the state’s felony disenfranchisement law that had barred about 6 percent of the state’s voting age population from voting for life, often for non-violent drug offenses. He argued the hypocrisy of locking people up – disproportionately minority and poor, and depriving them of their voting rights -- for using the same recreational drugs that were used at some point by successive U.S. presidents and about half of all Americans. Ever since, he has opposed the misguided “war on drugs” and the privatization of prisons that has resulted in the perverse incentive of warehousing people for profit.

After New Mexico, Tim taught at Chapman University in Southern California, became an endowed professor in International Economic Law, and served as the academic associate dean, helping Chapman move up significantly in the national rankings. In his teaching and scholarly work, he emerged as a leading critic of the cozy relations between Washington and Wall Street that have corrupted our politics and distorted our economy. He opposed granting China permanent normal trade status and its entry into the World Trade Organization, was critical of the North American Free Trade Agreement and other corporate giveaways, and today is a fierce opponent of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"And he has vowed to run a campaign based on small-donor support, calling Wasserman Schultz ‘the quintessential corporate machine politician.’”

In 2011, Tim took part in the Occupy Wall Street movement, teaching a workshop on the Federal Reserve at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment. At that time, he was also selected by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to serve on an advisory committee on Federal Reserve reform along with such leading economists as James Galbraith, Robert Reich, Jeffrey Sachs, and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

During his time in New Mexico and California, Tim returned often to South Florida to visit with his many relatives, old friends and colleagues. On South Beach, he became known as “The Hurdler” for hurdling every garbage can – 572 in all – on the 8 mile Raven Run, and earned Run of the Year award two years in a row. He also visited Israel many times during this period, returning to his former kibbutz as a volunteer time and again, and participating in workshops on citizenship, war, and counter-terrorism at Tel Aviv University.

Tim moved back to South Florida in 2012 for a teaching position at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law where he is a professor of law and public finance. He lives in Hollywood, and in his spare time he enjoys cooking, movies, Pilates and yoga, as well as running and bicycling on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.

Tim remains a leading critic of the Federal Reserve and Wall Street, opposes the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics, and is a strong advocate for programs to help students, working families, and lower- and middle-income folks. He will bring formidable energy, focus, experience, and integrity to Washington on your behalf, providing representation in the true sense of the word for the needs of the local constituents in South Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. Rather than doing the bidding of giant corporations like too many professional politicians these days, Tim asks you to join him to work for the interests of the actual, real people who reside here.

Click on the links below to for essays and videos by Tim:

Videos

Chapman Business Report: Federal Reserve Reform, Tim Canova

Tim Canova - Public Banking 2013: Funding the New Economy

Finally! A Progressive Primary for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Tim Canova at Florida Atlantic University

Essays

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Shouldn't Be Welcoming Loan Sharks Into the Democratic Party

Trade pacts vs. national sovereignty

Top Economists to Advise Sanders on Fed Reform

Who Runs the Fed?

Helping struggling seniors and disabled

Guest Category: Politics & Government
Andrew Basiago
Guest Occupation: Lawyer/Presidential Candidate 2016
Guest Biography:

Andy Basiago for President 2016 - A Time for Truth

Andrew D. Basiago, J.D., M.C.R.P. (Dist), M.Phil. (Cantab), the team leader of Project Pegasus and the founder and president of MARS, is an American lawyer, writer, chrononaut, and 21st century visionary.

Andy served in Project Pegasus at the dawn of the Time-Space Age and was one of humanity’s first Mars explorers.

He is a prominent figure in the Truth Movement leading a campaign to lobby the US government to disclose such truths as the fact that the US has achieved “quantum access” to past and future events and has used time travel to place a secret US presence on Mars.

Andy has been identified as the first of two “planetary-level whistle blowers” predicted by the Web Bot, which analyzes the content of the World Wide Web to discern global trends.

His Truth Campaign about time travel and life on Mars is based on direct, personal experience serving on two US defense projects.

In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Andy was a child participant in Project Pegasus, which was the US time-space exploration program at the time of the emergence of time travel in the US defense-technical community.

He was called back into government service in the early 1980’s, when he made numerous visits to Mars after being tapped to join the CIA’s Mars “jump room” program.

For over a decade, Andy has investigated his secret project experiences on a quest to prove them and communicate them to others.

Soon, he will publish a tell-all book that will reveal the true story of his awe-inspiring and terrifying experiences time traveling for the US government.

Andrew D. Basiago was born on September 18, 1961 in Morristown, New Jersey, the youngest of five children, and grew up in Northern New Jersey and Southern California.

Andy was identified in early childhood as an “Indigo” child with special abilities, including the ability to use his mind to levitate small objects and to perform telepathy by reading the minds of others.

A past member of Mensa, the high IQ society, he holds five degrees, including a BA in History from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.

While an undergraduate at UCLA, Andy studied American history during the day while attending a night school in strategic intelligence administered by the Naval Postgraduate School.

Upon graduating from UCLA in 1984, he became a journalist and protégé of editor Norman Cousins of the Saturday Review, who once compared him to Robert M. Hutchins and nominated him to be the editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Andy was inspired by a meeting with futurist Buckminster Fuller in 1981 to pursue a career in environmental affairs. After they met, Fuller wrote: “Andrew D. Basiago’s integrity augurs well for humanity’s continuance in (the) Universe.”

He began his public career writing articles about urban affairs for Los Angeles newspapers, national periodicals, and the Cousteau Society journal Calypso Log.

Andy studied environmental law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and then went on to design nature friendly urban plans for cities in California and study environmental law with Professor Malcolm Grant at Cambridge.

His scholarly papers about “sustainability” have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals in Australia, Britain, and the United States.

Andy was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 1996 and maintains a private practice in Washington.

Recently, he edited several leading works related to humanity's contact with extraterrestrial life.

He was the editor of Alfred Lambremont Webre’s book, Exopolitics: Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe (Universe Books, 2005), which uses as a case study human contact with an advanced civilization on Mars.

He also edited The Fátima Trilogy by Dr. Joaquim Fernandes, Fina d’ Armada, and other scholars (Anomalist Books, 2007), a definitive history of the Fátima Incident of 1917 that explores its extraterrestrial aspects.

Andrew D. Basiago is on a crusade as a lawyer and statesman to have the US government disclose its time travel secrets.

Andy believes that lobbying the US government to declassify its secret teleportation capability, so that teleportation can be adopted globally as the leading form of civilian transport, is the most important environmental cause of our time.

He is calling his truth campaign “Project Pegasus” after the secret US time travel program that he served in during his childhood as one of America’s early time-space explorers.

Andy has enthralled listeners with his accounts of his time travel experiences in numerous television and radio interviews.

His appearances on talk radio’s popular Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory have been hailed as major “disclosure events” and have been popular broadcasts in the history of that show.

Andy has also described his time travel experiences in Project Pegasus during appearances on mainstream TV broadcasts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

About his truth campaign as a participant in the US secret space program, he has stated:

"Imagine a world in which one could jump through Grand Central Teleport in New York City, travel through a tunnel in time-space, and emerge several seconds later at Union Teleport in Los Angeles. Such a world has been possible since 1967-68, when teleportation was first achieved by DARPA’s Project Pegasus, only to be suppressed ever since as a secret weapon. When my quest, Project Pegasus, succeeds, such a world will emerge, and human beings linked by teleportation around the globe will proclaim that the Time-Space Age has begun!"

In an effort to establish on Earth that the Mars he visited is inhabited, Andy has also earned distinction as a leading scholar in the Mars anomaly research community.

His paper The Discovery of Life on Mars, published in 2008, was the first work to prove that Mars is an inhabited planet and also the first work ever published on Earth to contain images of humanoid beings on another planet.

After publishing this landmark paper, Andy founded the Mars Anomaly Research Society (MARS), a group that is dedicated to researching, disclosing, and educating the public about life on Mars, revealing the US presence there, and developing the laws and policies that are needed to protect Mars from visitation, exploration, habitation, and colonization by human beings from Earth.

He founded MARS in 2009 after discovering evidence of life in a photograph of the Red Planet beamed back to Earth by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. MARS continues to make breathtaking discoveries of ancient artifacts and biological beings on Mars.

Andy's efforts to prove his Mars findings and bring them to public light have been called “heroic.” Of his Mars anomaly research as the president and founder of MARS, Andy has written:

"I am leading the campaign to achieve political recognition that Mars is inhabited because we must enact an international treaty to protect the ecology and civilization of Mars. We must remember that Mars does not belong to us. Mars belongs to the Martians. If we fail to recognize this, then we will fail our first major test of cosmic citizenship. I believe that the people of the Earth are ready for cosmic citizenship and I believe that they are ready for the truth!"

In 2016, Andrew D. Basiago will be a candidate for President of the United States under the banner "Andy 2016 – A Time for Truth."

Websites:

www.projectmars.net

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Andy2016/

Nicola Tesla's Time Machine: Andy Basaigo, time traveler and Presidential Candidate:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/tom-white/nicola-teslas-time-machine/738375546225008

Andrew D. Basiago - A Time For Truth 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq4ZMRMZDYo

(2045 30:30+, 8 types of teleportation/time travel 41:25 to 44:45, Mars civilization 58:15 to 1:16:33, 2016 Presidential Campaign 1:16:34 to 1:46:25)

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Education, History, News, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Politics & Government, Science, Theory & Conspiracy
Carlos Latuff
Guest Occupation: Political Cartoonist
Guest Biography:

Carlos Latuff (born November 30, 1968) is a Brazilian freelance political cartoonist. His works deal with an array of themes, including anti-Zionism, anti-globalization, anti-capitalism, and anti-U.S. military intervention. He is best known for his images depicting the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and, more recently, the Arab Spring events.

Some of Latuff's cartoons comparing Israel to Nazism have been accused of being antisemitic by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and some authors. Latuff has dismissed the charges of antisemitism as "a strategy for discrediting criticism of Israel.", while book reviewer Eddie Portnoy in The Forward has stated that while his message is "furiously critical" of Israel, it is not anti-Semitic.

Latuff was born in the neighborhood of São Cristóvão in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is of Lebanese ancestry; in his own words he has "Arab roots".

Latuff started as a cartoonist for leftist publications in Brazil. After watching a 1997 documentary about the Zapatistas in Mexico, he sent a couple of cartoons to them, which received a positive response. He stated that after this experience, he decided to start a website and engage in "artistic activism". Graham Fowell, ex-chairman of the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain, compares his work to Banksy, an English-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director.

Latuff has been arrested three times in Brazil for his cartoons about the Brazilian police, in which he criticized police brutality.

In 2011, Latuff was contacted by activists in Egypt. Latuff stated that he was encouraged when he saw some of his cartoons depicted in the January 25 Egyptian protests, a couple of days after he made them. According to Reuters, this helped him become "a hero of the tumultuous Arab Spring with rapid-fire satirical sketches".

Latuff's works have been posted mostly by himself on Indymedia websites and private blogs. However, some of them have been picked up and featured in magazines such as the Brazilian edition of Mad, Le Monde Diplomatique and the The Toronto Star.  In addition, a few of his works were published on Arab websites and publications such as the Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance (JAMI) magazine, the Saudi magazine Character, the Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar, among others.

Themes

A vast number of Latuff's cartoons are related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which according to Latuff : "became important to Latuff after he visited the area in the late 1990s." These cartoons are heavily critical of Israel and have drawn criticism and allegations of uninhibited utilization of "judeophobic stereotypes in the service of the anti-globalisation movement."

In his We are all Palestinians (Arabic: كلنا فلسطينيون‎) cartoon series, various famous oppressed groups, including Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, Black South Africans during Apartheid, Native Americans, and Tibetans in China, are all shown stating "I am Palestinian."

Latuff has also made a series of cartoons that portray Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, United States President George W. Bush, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and British PM Tony Blair among other politicians as monsters and as Nazis.

Latuff is also critical of US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has made promotional cartoons for anti-US militancy as well as cartoons alleging US actions have been motivated by the chance of making profit from oil. Among the cartoons, there are also some that portray US soldiers as severely wounded, dead, or paraplegic or as harming Iraqi civilians.

In his comic series Tales of Iraq War (Arabic: حكايات من حرب العراق‎) he portrays "Juba, the Baghdad sniper", an Iraqi insurgency character claimed to have shot down several dozen US soldiers, as a "superhero". He has also made a caricature of US President George W. Bush laughing over US casualties.

Since the end of 2010, he has been consistently engaged in producing cartoons about the Arab Spring in which he openly sided with the revolutionaries. After the victory of revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya his cartoons about these countries have focused on the menace of counter-revolution or Western interference. Some of his cartoons have been displayed in mass demonstrations in Arab countries.

Alleged antisemitism

The notability of Latuff and his cartoons has drawn criticism from individuals and organizations, especially in the form of accusations of antisemitism.

His works were criticized by a writer for the Institute for Global Jewish Affairs, part of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (an Israeli NGO), for allegedly containing antisemitism and antisemitic motifs.

In 2002 the Swiss-based Holocaust survivors organization Aktion Kinder des Holocaust sued the Indymedia of Switzerland on the charge of antisemitism for publishing Latuff's cartoon titled We are all Palestinians series in their website, which depicted a Jewish boy in the Warsaw Ghetto saying: "I am Palestinian." The criminal proceedings were suspended by Swiss court.

In their 2003 Annual Report, the Stephen Roth Institute compared Latuff's cartoons of Ariel Sharon to "the antisemitic caricatures of Philipp Rupprecht in Julius Streicher's Der Stürmer." The SRI also complained over a cartoon showing Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevara in a Palestinian keffiyeh.

In 2006, Latuff placed second for his cartoon comparing the West Bank barrier with the Nazi concentration camps, in the Iranian 'International Holocaust Cartoon Competition'. Latuff's entry was described as "Holocaust inversion," a "motif" of antisemitism, by Manfred Gerstenfeld.

Joel Kotek, a professor at Belgium’s Free University of Brussels, in his book Cartoons and Extremism calls Latuff “the contemporary Drumont of the internet.” Eddy Portnoy, in The Jewish Daily Forward, reviewing the book, writes that Latuff material is "often terribly obnoxious... but it is a stretch to categorize his cartoons as antisemitic, and it is a disservice to the fight against genuine antisemitism to have included [the Latuff cartoons]".

Latuff's response

In an interview with the Jewish-American weekly newspaper The Forward in December 2008, Latuff responded to charges of antisemitism and the comparisons made between his cartoons and those published in Der Stürmer in Nazi Germany:

My cartoons have no focus on the Jews or on Judaism. My focus is Israel as a political entity, as a government, their armed forces being a satellite of U.S. interests in the Middle East, and especially Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. It happens to be Israeli Jews that are the oppressors of Palestinians... My detractors say that the use of the Magen David in my Israel-related cartoons is irrefutable proof of antisemitism; however, it’s not my fault if Israel chose sacred religious motifs as national symbols, such as the Knesset Menorah or the Star of David in killing-machines like F-16 jets.

Latuff also stated that anti-Semitism is real, that anti-Semites like European neo-Nazis, "hijack" the Palestinian cause to bash Israel. To assert, however, that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitic is, in his view, "a well-known tactic of intellectual dishonesty." He said that political cartoonists work by metaphors, and that similarities can be found between the IDF treatment of Palestinians and what Jews experienced under the Nazis. Such comparisons are not created by cartoonists, he added, but are made worldwide. He instanced the fact that a Holocaust survivor like Tommy Lapid reacted to the image of a Palestinian woman foraging in the rubble by thinking of his grandmother who died in Auschwitz. The use of cartoons insulting Muslims by depicting Muhammad as a bomber is defended as "freedom of speech", while using the Holocaust in drawings is deplored as "hatred against the Jews".

Latuff was included in Simon Wiesenthal Center's 2012 Top Ten Anti-Israel/Anti-Semitic Slurs list, which he considered "a joke worthy of a Woody Allen movie". He also claimed that Zionist lobbying groups try to associate him with well-known extremists and racists in order to disqualify his criticism of the Israeli government. According to him, "criticism or even attacks to the polity known as Israel do not mean hatred towards Jews because the Israeli government does not represent the Jewish people just as no government represents the totality of its people". He also pointed out that figures such as José Saramago, Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter were also accused of being antisemitic, saying that he was "in good company".

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Guest Category: Arts, Education, History, News, Politics & Government
Carrie Hart
Guest Occupation: Author, Spiritual Pathfinder and Modern Shaman
Guest Biography:

CARRIE HART

Carrie Hart was not seeking a spiritual connection when a spiritual entity who called himself Quado began speaking to her.  But the deep wisdom was so apparent and the guidance so much more effective than her busy thinking mind, that she not only started listening, but also began sharing the messages with others.

Carrie was not at all interested in becoming a Pathfinder when a Quado follower asked for a spiritual healing and a shaman named Running Wolf showed up in Carrie’s mind and said:  Yes, we can do that.  And so she did, and a whole world of healing and Power Animals began to open to her.

Carrie had no religious background or interest when Jesus appeared to her during her Usui Reiki Master attunement ceremony in the center of Stonehenge and touched her shoulder, filling her with a pure, intense flood of love unlike any she has experienced before or since.

And after a while, Carrie began to accept that this was how it would be.  As she worked with clients, Spirit would show up and teach her the shaman arts of Power Animal Retrieval and Soul Retrieval, or take her into Past Life Exploration and Energy Healing.  Angels would show up to capture the energy of lightning or to remove the burden of the past and transmute it into light.  Spirit forms from other galaxies would come to teach Prosperity.  And throughout it all, Quado would ensure that everything came from a foundation of love and light, and would offer interpretations where needed.

John Lennon said:  Life is what happens while we’re busy making other plans.  And Carrie’s plans were unfolding nicely, as she continued with her career in IT, advancing from computer programmer to project manager and then to CIO and Vice President of a Fortune 50 company, all while she was also pursuing her love of singing and songwriting.

And then, one day, it was time to leave the corporate world behind.

The way that Carrie’s spirituality developed has given her a special point of view:

  • She has developed her own techniques of meditation. In fact, she prefers what she calls an Empowerment, a combination of meditation, visualization and energy work that she does live for i-am-this.com members four times every week.
  • She has her own brand of shaman work, which does not imitate an older culture but harkens instead directly to Spirit and which is completely based in love and light.
  • She is deeply connected to Spirit and the Oneness, but has no particular concern with what happens after we die, focusing instead on what we can be and do during this brief, precious life of our to create joy and love, fulfillment and meaning.
  • She loves to embrace the mystery and does not expect a rational explanation for how things happen. In fact, she believes that the way things truly work is beyond the comprehension of our limited mental powers.
  • She believes that ultimately everything is within us and that the most important thing we can do is develop our own deep core of power and radiate our unique energy, even as we also know ourselves as one and inseparable with all that is.
  • As she says, our purpose lies in our uniqueness, but our power lies in our deep connection to the Oneness.

 

Carrie offers private and group sessions to strengthen this inner core and use spirituality to promote a beautiful life.  She also has music, books and unique websites you may explore.

  • www.carriehart.com is the place for events, private and group sessions and her books
  • i-am-this.com is the home of the membership for live Empowerments to build your powerful core
  • http://pow33.com/wp/ allows you to go into the Enchanted Forest, click when it feels right and receive guidance and energy from just the right Power Animal

Carrie continues to accept the gifts of Spirit as they come, when they come and however they come.  Her latest adventure is to speak and sing in an unidentified language that has come from Spirit to her, something she suspects is from an indigenous culture of the Americas that is no longer existent.

She has also recently published her latest book, Earth Survival Guide, Why You are Probably From Another Planet and How to Survive This One.  The first 50 pages are a humorous look at the crazy society that is Earth, from the point of view of someone who can’t possibly be from around here, since it clearly makes no sense whatsoever.  The next 100 pages propose what we might do to save the Earth and ourselves, featuring the help of the Power Animals and including a story of their origins.

Carrie looks forward to the next thing that Spirit will bring her way and to continuing to share it all as it unfolds.

You may write her at carriehart@msn.com and learn so much more by visiting her websites listed above.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Paranormal, Philosophy, Self Help, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Medium & Channeling
Bevan Mason
Guest Occupation: Conductor, Arranger, Musician, Composer
Guest Biography:

BEVAN MANSON

BEVAN MANSON has received commissions from Sierra Chamber Music, San Francisco Symphony, First Night Boston, L.A. Chamber Orchestra violist Victoria Miskolczy, and clarinetist Gary Gray. He recently wrote and conducted string arrangements for saxophonist Gary Smulyan at NYC’s Blue Note.

The Washington Post called his Piano Quartet “powerfully polyrhythmic…sweetly melodic”. His California Concertino for Flute and Chamber Orchestra was premiered by Katherine Fink of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and also performed by L.A. Chamber Orchestra flutist David Shostac with the Brentwood-­‐Westwood Symphony.

Bevan has performed with George Garzone, Gunther Schuller, Howard McGhee, Ron Jones L.A. Big Band, Matt Wilson, Cecil MacBee, and many others. He worked as a studio musician in L.A. for many TV shows as well as film. A recording of his chamber music was recently released on Albany Records.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Music
Andrew Leonard
Guest Occupation: Clarinetist & Teaching Artist
Guest Biography:

ANDREW LEONARD

Andrew Leonard. Clarinetist. Teaching Artist.

In the fifth grade I told my parents, “All I need in college is a decent place to be noisy and play clarinet.” Since then I’ve been searching for the notes, people, venues, and music that feel like home. After graduating Juilliard’s Pre-College Division and USC’s Thornton School of Music, I’ve performed on three continents and I’m now in LA to take in California’s diversity and possibility. I love chamber music, and I’m currently working with the Symbiosis Ensemble and Midnight Winds.

In an effort to gain further notoriety as a soloist and chamber musician, I’ve earned honors in the Torranace, Redlands, and Peninsula Music Festival concerto competitions, I was semi-finalist in the Midland-Odessa competition in Texas and I received a grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation. I’ve recorded for numerous soundtracks and performed with the International Bachakademie, New York String Seminar, Santa Monica Symphony, Intimate Opera Company, San Bernardino Symphony, and the Burbank Philharmonic among others.

I also express my passion for music through my teaching practice. I’ve written programs for the LA Phil, Harmony Project, the Music Center, USC Thornton School of Music, The Orchestras of Pasadena, and The DaCamera Society. I’m also a member of the applied music faculty at Mt. St. Mary’s College.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Music
Gerald Conway
Guest Occupation: musician-composer, bassist of a progressive rock band signed to CBS Record
Guest Biography:

GERALD CONWAY

Gerald Conway  is a musician-composer. Bassist of a progressive rock band signed to CBS Records in the early 70’s and other progressive bands in the 80’s.  During the 90’s, he released an album named, ATLAS (electronic and space music) with  musician-composer, Glenn Adams (Galactic Anthems).

Also, he worked with companies like Bob Easton’s 360-Systems, Tom Oberheim of Oberheim, Roland, Polyfusion electronics and Oncor sound.  In the development of improving early pitch to voltage converter interface for bass guitar .

Some of his early influences in his career were Morton Subotnick, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Keith Emerson and Jimi Hendrix.

Gerald studied music and books about concepts of sounds and frequencies and their effects (Music of the Spheres, etc…). He has composed a solo album expressing these ideas of connectivity through vibrations to the world. His music is self-healing, with intent of using vibrations and sounds, to connect people to their emotions. It is called: Objective New Age Music.

Besides being a Musician, Gerald is a Sound Therapist, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master and Spiritual Events Organizer!

Gerald is a
Certified Emotional Freedom Techniques Therapist (EFT) Practitioner
Certified Integrated Energy Therapist (IET)
Certified Hypnotherapist
Certified Reiki Master
Certified Energetic Alchemy

He Creates Personalized Music For You or your Business:
Events
Movies
Hypnosis and Coaching Business
Meditation and Healing Practice
Personalized Healing Music for You and or Your Loved Ones

He offers
Private Sound Therapy Baths Sessions
Private Group Sound Therapy Baths in your home or business
Sound Therapy and Voice Analysis Session
Coaching Sessions; using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help release stress, anxiety, pain, and emotional issues.
Hypnosis Sessions
Reiki Sessions

He runs a Spiritual Events Center: A facility in the San Fernando Valley available for rental space, to hold events, movies and meetings all geared to educate and elevate

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Education, Music
Dr Matthew Fox
Guest Occupation: Visionary, a spiritual theologian and a lecturer, University Founder, Author of over 30 books, and Doctor of spirituality
Guest Biography:

MATTHEW FOX

Dr. Matthew Fox is a visionary, a spiritual theologian and a lecturer in demand on continents and countries around the world. Founder of a university and author of over 30 books that have received numerous awards, he is recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award which other recipients include the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, and Maya Angelou. Dr. Fox is a leader and powerful voice for renewing the ancient tradition of ®evolutionary Creation Spirituality which is feminist, welcoming of the arts and artists, wisdom-centered, prophetic, based in ancient Judeo-Christian tradition, supported by leading-edge science, and bears witness for social, environmental, and gender justice.

Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored 32 books on spirituality and contemporary culture that have been translated into 60 languages. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality and in doing so has reinvented forms of education and worship.  His work is inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions and has awakened millions to the much neglected earth-based mystical tradition of the West.  He has helped to rediscover Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Aquinas. Among his books are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, The Reinvention of Work, A Spirituality Named Compassion and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times.

“…One of the great prophetic voices of our time.” David Korten, author of “When Corporations Rule The World”

…Deep and forceful, Matthew Fox reveals what has corrupted religion in the West and the therapy for its healing.” Bruce Chilton, author of “Rabbi Jesus, An Intimate Biography”

“…Matt Fox is a pilgrim who seeks a path into the church of tomorrow… History will name him one of the great Christian spirits of our age.” John Shelby Sponge, author of “A New Christianity for a New World”

Guest Category: History, Philosophy, Religion, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Access Consciousness
Linda Schurman
Guest Occupation: Professional Astrologer and Author
Guest Biography:

Linda Schurman has had a private practice in Astrology for over 37 years. She serves an international clientele that includes corporations, financial service companies, and private individuals. Linda is currently editor and publisher of the online newsletter, "The SootheSayer". She is a long time member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (a worldwide astrology organization). Her book, "What Next? A Survival Guide to the 21st Century" was published in June 2007 and many of her predictions with regard to the economy, climate change, political cycles, etc. have already come true. She has appeared on 'Coast To Coast' with George Noory for many years.


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Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Science, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Psychologist, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Wellcoach and Reiki Master
Guest Biography:

Dr. Ellen is The Glow & Grow Coach.  She teaches women at mid-life how to harmonize the dance of their lives with the song in their hearts and flow with grace, beauty and ease. She’s passionate about helping others let go of who they think they’re supposed to be & embrace who they are.

The former online Nutrition Expert for Women’s Health, Men’s Health and The Abs Diet, Dr. Ellen has helped thousands of women overcome negative body image and weight issues and enlighten body, mind, heart & spirit. After working for two decades in the diet industry and struggling with food and weight issues, she broke free from the body perfection trap. She discovered self-compassion, and transformed her life and coaching practice.

An expert on women’s wellbeing, Dr. Ellen has appeared on Extra, The Maury Povitch Show, the Food Network and NBC World News and has been quoted in Psychology Today, Family Circle, Eating Well and USA Today. Dr. Ellen’s articles on health and nutrition have appeared in Self, Better Homes & Gardens and Good Housekeeping. She is the author of 4 books including: Hawking God, Food as Foreplay: Recipes for Romance, Love & Lust and the soon to be released The Dietitian & The Diabetic: How to Help Your Husband Defeat Diabetes without Losing Your Mind or Your Marriage.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Founder of White Dove Circle of Light and Love, Minister, Teacher, Life Coach, Healerand Author
Guest Biography:

Patricia M. Zimmerman is an ordained minister, metaphysical teacher, life coach, healing practitioner, author, and founder of White Dove Circle of Light and Love, a spiritual, non-profit organization where one can find true healing for the mind, body, and spirit.  She teaches classes on how to live life, looking at the self to bring about change.  Her greatest teacher is life itself

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Ken Elliott
Guest Occupation: author/artist
Guest Biography:

Ken Elliott is an artist and writer living in Castle Rock Colorado. He is been on a dual track for over 25 years as an accomplished artist and as someone who has experienced and collected astonishing stories.

His book, “Manifesting 123 ...and you don’t need #3” is not an ordinary manifesting or law of attraction book!

Jacqueline Boyd
Guest Occupation: Computer Repair Technician
Guest Biography:

Jacqueline Boyd Born in Sydney Australia 1975

Relative of artist Author Boyd.

At age 12, Jacqui sold a painting at gallery to Environment Minister Tim Moore who displayed the painting in Parliament House Sydney Competed in dressage on a national level.

Won Rider of the Year twice. Turned down position to train the stallions at El-Cabano Blanco.

Formidable chess player, has won a match against the NSW state chess champion and played a famous grand master from Russia.

During her teen years, Jacqui committed to volunteer work including Riding for the Disabled, Animal Care, Teachers Aide to Special School Students, Neighbourhood Aid, and many other charitable organisations.

Jacqueline completed Animal Attendance Certificate, now Veterinary Technology (Started Science Degree).

Age 24, struck down in motor vehicle accident that claimed R foot. Joined forces with Anthony Roberts to successfully restricted the use of bull bar on cars/ 4x4 in Sydney. Jacqui then focused her volunteer efforts towards Animal Welfare because this is an area in crisis.

Introduced professional photography to animal welfare Won wlpa 2013 distinguished volunteer award Won wlpa 2014 Compassion Award (highest award). Photographs published in media, online, and the newspaper, Telegraph, Times, and Advocate.

Jacqui’s photographs published in a coffee table book by Pan MacMillian due for release December 2015

Gamer: Modern Warfare 3, currently ranks in the top .2% of 20 million players, Team Death match.

Has visited with spiritual healers over the past decade. Has experienced a poltergeist in her home.

Guest Has been in a coma for 9 days, and clinically died three times.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Pets and Animals, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Religion, Self Help, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy
“The Technology of Joy: The 101 Best Apps, Gadgets, Tools and Supplements For Feeling More Delight In Your Life’
Guest Occupation: Bestselling author, psychotherapist, professional speaker and hypnotherapist
Guest Biography:

Author of the new book, "Technology of Joy," Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, professional speaker and hypnotherapist from Santa Barbara, California. He has spent more than 20 years studying the most practical and powerful methods for psychological and spiritual growth. His specialty is teaching people simple techniques that can have a profound impact on the quality of their personal life. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Self and New Age Journal magazines, and he has been featured in USA Today and over a dozen other newspapers. In addition, Robinson has appeared on Oprah! and several other national television shows, and is a frequent guest on radio talk shows. He is the author of Bridges to Heaven and The Little Book of Big Questions.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Founder, Spiritual Teacher, Trau
Guest Biography:

 Carolyn is a pioneer and innovator. Former D.C. policy advocate
for the underprivileged, Carolyn has been researching and exploring the world
of healing for over 30 years. She lived and worked in Boulder, Cambodia,
Nepal, Bangladesh and parts of Africa. She is founder of the Mind Energy Body
School of Transformation and offers an integrated expert coaching
certification program.  And for those not wanting to travel to Boulder, CO
for trainings, she offers a broad array of online home study self-mastery
courses.She is author of two books: Explorer's Mind-The Map to Freedom, and How to
Transform Pain to Power.  She also has two other books at the editor waiting
to be finished. 
 

Dr. Danielle Brooks
Guest Occupation: Holds a PhD in Religion and Human Development, Teaches at Metropolitan University, International sound healer, and author.
Guest Biography:

Danielle

Understanding Pain and Fear and they role in our Healing and Development. They are not our enemies but messengers on the journey to live trough the heart  

Dr. Danielle Brooks is an international sound healer, teacher, and author.  She works with individuals and groups to support their ability to transform their lives with heart centered awareness.  As a sacred sound healer, Danielle sings the Languages of Light and transmits their healing codes through her hands and voice.   

Having self healed from cancer, Danielle is passionate about Holistic Health and our ability to transform ourselves.  When we learn to work with challenges as opportunities and shift our perspectives and beliefs, we rewrite our stories and recreate our lives.  For many years, she had a successful global career in music and radio before a series of circumstances in 2000 left her at rock bottom. This was the end of one life and the beginning of another. With the firm belief that we can heal ourselves, she set out to do exactly that, not realizing that her path ahead would eventually be to assist others facing similar challenges. It was her calling. 

Her book, Living Through The Heart explores seven components necessary to self heal and is based on the personal stories of 55 individuals that have experienced miraculous healings, greater health and inner peace.  She hosts a webtv show Heal YourSelf, Living an Empowered Life with New Earth Nation.

Danielle holds a PhD in Religion and Human Development and teaches at Metropolitan University.  Webinars and online transmissions are offered regularly through her website www.puregracelight.com

https://newearth.university/

http://www.blurb.com/b/6454158-living-through-the-heart

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Guest Category: Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Religion, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, TV & Film
Janet Robbins Daughter of Country Music Icon Marty Robbins
Guest Occupation: Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist/Composer
Guest Biography:

Our Very Special Guest Today Is

Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist/Composer

JANET ROBBINS

Janet Robbins was born in Nashville, Tennessee into a musical family. At five she began playing piano, rocking her Dr. Seuss songbook, and soon began to tour the neighborhood with a friend performing their own songs and commercials. She gained critical acclaim for her role as a piece of Oscar Mayer bacon in a frying pan, which may have led to her becoming a vegetarian. Janet's childhood love of bugs (and consequent building of much needed bug hospitals) was a foreshadowing of her later love and nurturing of animals, particularly the multitude of rescued Siberian Huskies she lives with.

Janet eventually made her way to Los Angeles, playing and composing in bands. She then discovered a different compositional voice in the creation of atmospheric soundscapes that incorporate her vocal and instrumental talents as well as diverse cultural influences absorbed from her travels. This new musical direction led to her three CD series, Carrying the Bag of Hearts Interpreting the Birth of Stars, and was followed by the critically-acclaimed Song of the Gypsy Tree. She is also the featured vocalist on Chris Armstrong's second CD in the Spaceage Furniture Music series.

Her music is "visual," "cinematic," "like a rich and sultry warm chocolate bath, but with surprise flecks of garam masala and chunks of ginger to awaken the senses." Her compositions "intoxicate and enliven the heart and mind." Janet Robbins draws on her rich heritage to weave sonic and visual tales of "magic and mysticism." She is like a musical spirit guide. Follow her and she will lead you on an enriching and captivating journey: "excellent and fair."

Janet Robbins grew up in a Nashville household that included legendary dad, Marty Robbins. Robbins was an illustrious country & western music entertainer with numerous hits including several that reached the pop charts. One of Robbins most memorable tunes was “El Paso,” a #1 chart topper on both the country and pop charts. Marty Robbins was respected and emulated by legendary artists such as Elvis Presley, Frankie Laine, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead and The Who. Marty Robbins was also a multi-instrumentalist performer.

She was told not to follow in her famous father’s footsteps by her dad. According to Janet, Marty Robbins kept his personal life private, not wanting to expose his family to all the glitz of show business. And she admits that she rarely got to see him perform. Janet stayed away from music for the first half of her life and was not a fan of country music. Instead at an early age embraced, The Doors hypnotic single, “Riders on the Storm.”

Janet would soon be captivated by artists such as Yes, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin and ambient music pioneer Brian Eno. Janet was also influenced by classical greats Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and Dmitry Kabalevsky. Robbins music is categorized somewhere between progressive/ambient/ and experimental. But she has an indefinite talent that could easily embellish any existing genre.

Janet Robbins latest release is entitled I Hear Crow -Solo Piano Improvisation & Composition.

To purchase I Hear Crow -Solo Piano Improvisation & Composition or find out more information about Janet Robbins and her music visit http://janetrobbinsmusic.com/

Visit Janet’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Janet-Robbins-Music-331119009310/

Guest Category: Arts, Music, Spiritual
Russell Friedman
Guest Occupation: Writer and Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute
Guest Biography:

Russell Friedman: Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute [www.grief.net] and co-author of The Grief Recovery Handbook, When Children Grieve, and Moving On.

Follow Russell's blog on Psychology Today

Russell arrived at the Institute in 1987 on the heels of a second divorce and a bankruptcy. At that point, he would not have known to use the word "grief" to describe divorce and financial problems. Like most people he thought grief was only about death. Now he knows that the emotions of grief attach to more than 40 life experiences. More importantly, he knows how to help people deal with the impact of all grief and loss issues, large and small.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Variety

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