Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

Dr. Jennifer Howard
Guest Occupation: Author, Thought Leader on Psychology and Spirituality, Licensed Psychotherapist, Life and Business Coach, Integrated Energy Healer, Nondual Kabbalistic Healer, Professional Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host
Guest Biography:

Jennifer Howard, Ph.D., believes that everyone has the innate potential to access the wisdom, happiness, fulfillment, and peace they desire, and is passionately dedicated to helping people experience deep and lasting transformation for greater ease, freedom, and joy. A recognized thought leader on psychology and spirituality, Dr. Howard is an internationally known licensed psychotherapist, life and business coach, Integrated Energy Healer, Nondual Kabbalistic Healer®, professional speaker, and radio talk show host. She combines over 20 years of experience with extensive training and expertise in mind-body psychology, meditation, and the healing arts.

A Huffington Post blogger, she has appeared as an expert on numerous national network television shows, including: The Maury Povich Show, Rolanda, America's Talking, Turning Point, Charles Perez, and News Talk TV. On her weekly radio talk show, A Conscious Life, she has inspiring, informative, and fun conversations with such distinguished guests as Sharon Salzberg, Gay Hendricks, Hale Dwoskin, Marci Shimoff, Andrew Harvey, Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., Sonia Choquette, Mathew Fox, Bernie Siegel, M.D., Lama Surya Das, and Rabbi Rami Shapiro, among others. Dr. Howard maintains a psychotherapy and coaching practice with offices in New York City and Long Island, and has an extensive phone/Skype practice.

Dr. Howard is the author of Your Ultimate Life Plan.  This “workshop in a book,” based upon solid psychological principles and profound spiritual practices, guides readers to achieve change on all levels—physical, emotional, mental, spiritual—and live from a deeper sense of self. This book asks, Why settle for average, when the potential to live an amazing life is inside you, right now?

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Meditation
Kevin Spelman, PhD, MCPP
Guest Occupation: Scientist, Clinician, Educator, Herbalist, Writer, Consultant for the Natural Products Industry, Adjunct Professor, Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow
Guest Biography:

Kevin Spelman, PhD, MCPP is a scientist, clinician, educator, herbalist and writer, keen on facilitating the awareness of the natural world to the people around him. He is currently a consultant for the natural products industry. He has been the Principle Scientist for Herb Pharm, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Chair for Tai Sophia Institute's clinical herbal medicine program and a past Marie Curie Research Fellow in the European Union.

Kevin has practiced western phytotherapy, informed by the Ayurvedic system, western herbalism and modern physiology, since 1989 and was a cofounder of the first Masters of Science degree in clinical herbal medicine, as well as a founding faculty member of the first Bachelors of Science degree in botanical medicine in the U.S.

Past research has included the molecular biology of brain and ovarian cancer, clinical investigations on various medicinal plants, immunological studies on Echinacea spp. and chemical studies on numerous plant species.

International research has included the analysis of nutrient levels in women of early childbearing age in West Africa, working with children with neurological disorders in Central America and researching medicinal plants active against malaria in Paris, France. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, an adjunct professor of botanical medicine at National College of Natural Medicine, a faculty member at Maryland University of Integrated Health and the California School of Herbal Studies. He is also a member of the prestigious College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy in the United Kingdom.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Nutrition, Science, Biology & Chemistry
Rebecca A Messenger
Guest Occupation: Divine Channel, Teacher, Author, Prophetess
Guest Biography:

Rebecca specializes in helping people grow spiritually and awaken their spiritual gifts with authority. She has taught hundreds to dynamically increase their intuitive skills.using her simple, yet effective "right-brain awakening" methods.

Following Rebecca's guidance, people are amazed to discover that they can easily contact and converse with:

- people on the other side
- angels, saints, guides
- deities, ascended masters, Holy Spirit Council
- rocks, plants, earth
- pets, wild animals, whales, dolphins, sea creatures...and more!

Rebecca says, "I can teach anyone increased intuition. Even the most left-brained person can become psychic! Because my methods focus on opening the right side of the brain where all spirituality, intuition, and creativity reside. Activation is simply a matter of following my easy, step-by-step instructions."

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Spiritual, Medium & Channeling
Senator Michael Brown
Guest Occupation: Shadow Senator from the District of Colombia, Lobbyist, Member of Democratic Party
Guest Biography:

Michael Donald (Mike) Brown (b. August 5, 1952) is a shadow senator from the District of Columbia.

As a shadow senator, Brown receives no pay from the government, receives no budget from the government, and cannot vote on matters before the Senate. While he does not have an office in the United States Senate, the Government of the District provides the position with an office. Brown lobbies the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives on behalf of the citizens of the District in their attempt to gain full representation in Congress, self-determination, and eventually admittance to the union as a state. As shadow senator, Brown also works with the District's delegate, mayor, and council to advance the interest of local residents on Federal issues. Brown is a member of the Democratic Party.

Guest Category: Politics & Government
Richard Falk
Guest Occupation: Author, Writer, Editor, Public Speaker, Human Rights Advocate, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights
Guest Biography:

Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has authored and edited numerous publications spanning a period of five decades, most recently editing the volume International Law and the Third World: Reshaping Justice (Routledge, 2008).

He is currently serving his third year of a six year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights.

Guest Category: Politics & Government, World
Daniel Rodriguez
Guest Occupation: Professional Singer and International Recording Artist, known as "America's Beloved Tenor," Musician, Producer, Former New York City Police Officer
Guest Biography:

To those who have come to love him as the so-called “singing policeman,”—the New York City cop who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of “God Bless America” after the September 11 terrorist attacks—it is no surprise that Daniel Rodriguez has always been a spiritual man. His first two albums, the debut SPIRIT OF AMERICA and the romantic FROM MY HEART, both included a spiritual song as a testament to the driving force in his life, and he has welcomed the opportunity to work with institutions such as the USO, the City of Hope, Dr. Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral and numerous law enforcement organizations.

Thus, IN THE PRESENCE, his first album devoted to inspirational music released by Seattle-based Blix Street Records, is a gift whose time has come. For the album, Rodriguez applies his rich and warm tenor to traditional spiritual and church songs as well as contemporary gems. Taken together, the record brings the same spirit of healing and compassion that he brought the country in those days after September 11. Clearly, Daniel’s strength is in translating music into the warm embrace of community.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Music
Fritz Springmeier
Guest Occupation: Author, Writer, Speaker, Educater, Lecturer
Guest Biography:

Fritz Springmeier is foremost a follower of Yahshua the Messiah. He gave his life to Christ when he was 13. And believes that what happens with his life is not about himself but about Christ. As Christ wanted to save the world, Fritz has also done projects that would significantly help improve the world. He believes that we are called to love our enemies and do good to our enemies. Evil can not be overcome with more evil. His life can only be understood that Christ came to give us life and a more abundant life even in the here and now. Let us take care of the here and now to improve life.

Fritz Springmeier is probably the world's foremost authority on the bloodlines of the Illuminati and the techniques they employ to create a mind controlled slave. His books on mind control (co-authored with former Illuminati programmer Cisco Wheeler) are without peer in depth, rigorous detail, and uncompromising accuracy. His lecture on the Illuminati and mind control given at the Granada Forum in 1998 was the best and most astute presentation on the subject.

Guest Category: Theory & Conspiracy
Dr. Melba S. Ketchum
Guest Occupation: Director and Founder of DNA Diagnostics, Inc., Leader in all types of DNA testing, Researcher, Developer, Chairperson of the International Society for Animal Genetics Equine Genetics Standing Committee, Treasurer for AFDAA, Analyst of DNA sequences
Guest Biography:

Dr. Ketchum is the founder of DNA Diagnostics. Established in 1985, DNA Diagnostics has become a leader in all types of DNA testing including: human and animal forensics, human and animal paternity and parentage testing, disease diagnostics, trait tests, animal and human identity testing, species identification and sex determination. Most common species of animals are tested at DNA Diagnostics. Dr. Ketchum has also established a research program ranging from gene mapping to developing the VeriSNP™ (patent pending) platform for universal genetic evaluation in multiple species of animals. Other research includes genetics of disease, population genetics and other genetically important traits such as coat color in animals. Dr. Ketchum is a past three-term Chairperson of the International Society for Animal Genetics Equine Genetics Standing Committee. She has also been Dog Map Chairperson and a Committee member on the Dog and Cat Parentage Committee. She is a former Treasurer for AFDAA, The Association of DNA Analysts and Administrators.  She aided in the analysis of the DNA sequences from the World Trade Center Disaster.

Guest Category: Science
Lisa Lachapelle
Guest Occupation: Spiritualist, Writer, Author, Fine Artist
Guest Biography:

I live in Canada - and I'm a creative pursuer of peace. A Spiritualist (but you already know that by reading this site) ...who is big on self-study (not just introspection, but a love for books as a means of learning).

The past several years I've concentrated on writing. To be honest being unemployed allowed me the time to complete these books though it has been a struggle the entire way.  My goal for writing was most importantly and above all else to get a strong spiritual message across that would reach many people.  I cannot express enough my gratitude to my family for their patience, love  and support throughout these challenging years.  My thanks to Heaven is infinite.

I've enjoyed writing all my life. That first summer that I moved into the house on Harkness St. I knew that I would write a book.  What it would be about was later inspired by going to Heaven... after the Awakening. Five years later came the overwhelming feeling again that the 'time is now' to write it. So gathering passion with  notes I wrote Small Tales and Visits to Heaven, my first book to be published. The second book of that set was released seven months later.  Poetry was not only a part of a broader creative process but a point of discovery.

I am also a fine artist and the two creative realms - writing and art, in the fabric of mind have very different outcomes.  How I love them both!

I am spiritually fit to remain a solo flyer through life and remain celibate. Lover of light, lover of humanity, lover of God. Dedicated to spiritual humanest resolve for a union of hearts that bring harmony to others.

Guest Category: Arts, Visual Arts, Self Help, Spiritual
Tony Nassif
Guest Occupation: Founder of Preventing Abuse Foundation, Speaker, Television Producer, Author, Columnist, Media Expert
Guest Biography:

Mr. Nassif represented the organization serving on the Los Angeles Task Force on Human Trafficking and Child Prostitution, the Los Angeles County Unity Coalition, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Task Force on Human Trafficking. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Enough is Enough Campaign to protect children and families from online pornography.

He worked with U.S. State Department personnel on human trafficking and was a guest at the White House when President George W. Bush signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act reauthorization.

Guest Category: News, Politics & Government
Reenie Panzini
Guest Occupation: Interfaith Minister
Guest Biography:

Rev. Reenie Panzini is a graduate of The New Seminary, and is dually ordained by the Interfaith Temple / NYC and OUnI (Order of Universal Interfaith).   Published author of The Brightest Town…An Interfaith Holiday Story, her ministry is geared towards children of all faiths and abilities.  Along with seminars and classes where parents and children learn the similarities of the world’s religions, and that love is the basis of all of them, she also leads Meditation and Affirmation classes for Special Needs kids and classes for Sensitive/Psychic Kids.  She is the mother of three beautiful, motivating, and gifted children. She can be reached at RevReenie@gmail.com

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Paranormal, Psychic & Intuitive, Self Help, Spiritual
Richard Shulman, Musician
Guest Occupation: Music for meditation, inspiration, healing, and enlightenment, spiritual artist
Guest Biography:

RICHARD SHULMAN

Keyboardist and composer Richard Shulman creates music intended to be a positive influence for himself, audiences, and society.

Richard has recorded 23 of his own albums as well as more than two dozen other recordings for which he has provided compositions, performances and/or musical production. Trained in the classical and jazz fields, he has developed a heartfelt language in these genres while focussing a significant amount of his output on music for meditation, healing and inspiration. He currently divides his concert schedule between performances of his meditation music and his original jazz as personified by the Richard Shulman Trio.Shulman has performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Art Park, the United Nations, the Kool Jazz Festival, The Amenia Peace Festival and a wide variety of other venues throughout North America and in Europe.

As a composer, Shulman has created over sixty pieces for jazz quartet as well as songs and pieces for chamber ensembles, choir, and symphony orchestra. In 1986 and 1987 he composed music for orchestra and jazz quartet during residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. From 1986 through 1995, Shulman was the principal composer for "Theatre of the Heart," a cooperative of dancers, singers, and musicians dedicated to fostering community and the environment. Commissions include a piece for the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, and "May Peace Prevail on Earth" for singers, symphony orchestra, three choirs, and jazz quartet, created for the World Peace Prayer Society. In addition, he has created hundreds of 'Musical Soul Portrait' recordings for individuals, couples, and groups.

Born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York, he began piano lessons at age seven. As a teenager Richard played organ at various churches, was the music counselor at a summer camp in Canada, and joined a rock band with future jazz recording artists Thom Rotella and Bobby Previte. Shulman graduated from the University of Rochester with a double-major Bachelor's degree in music (piano performance) and psychology while continuing to perform with Previte in the jazz-fusion band Thermopylae.

While at Rochester, Shulman also attended the prestigious Eastman School of Music and studied jazz improvisation with Chuck Mangione and Marian McPartland, orchestration with Donald Hunsberger and arranging with the legendary Rayburn Wright. Shulman continued his studies in jazz with Frank Foster, composition with William Kothe and Lejaren Hiller, and piano with Yvar Mikashoff while getting his Masters Degree in musical composition at the State University of New York at Buffalo. During those years he played onstage in concert with such jazz stalwarts as Thad Jones, Eddie Gomez, Pepper Adams, Jerry Dodgion, Freddie Hubbard and Al Harewood, and recorded his first jazz album, Wonder.

After moving to New York City, Shulman played in the studio as a session musician with the great jazz rhythm section of Ron Carter and Grady Tate; performed with groups such as The Richard Reiter Swing Band, Providence and Crossing Point; and recorded and performed with the acts Mr. Spats (Steve Evans, June Bisantz, Steve Swallow and Bob Moses) and Bobby Previte. The Richard Shulman Group, a jazz quartet, played regularly in the New York area and recorded the albums A Simple Gift and Open Spaces, and Richard also released the solo jazz piano album Solo Flight.

In New York City, he found himself on a spiritual search which lead him to meditation classes. While continuing his jazz performances, Shulman began playing for the meditation and healing groups which he attended. His first recording incorporating some of this meditative style was the extemporaneous solo piano album, World Peace, recorded on the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. This album had been suggested by a healer who also showed him that he could create music for individuals for healing and alignment. These recordings became known as "Musical Soul Portraits" and have been a feature of Shulman's solo concerts ever since. This work led him into creating more albums for healing and meditation, including A Higher Dimension, Light Music, Music for Magnified Healing, First Rites and Sacred Music for Healing Hands Volumes 1 & 2.

Shulman's first two album releases with national marketing were Light from Assisi and Transformation at Assisi, inspired by spiritual pilgrimages to the town of Assisi in Italy where St. Francis lived. Richard then began groundwork for the 2002 project Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled with a pair of recordings -- Ascension Harmonics and the partially-orchestral Keeper of the Holy Grail -- with "spiritual attunements" by Samuel Welsh. "Our research for 'Holy Grail' led me to the larger picture of Camelot," says Shulman, who also took a trip to Glastonbury, England in 1995 to study the area. "I feel that the energies of Camelot still reside in places like the Abbey there and the Michael Tor, the sacred hill which is pictured on the cover of Camelot Reawakened."

From 1996 through 2005 Richard focussed on the creation of the CD and DVD/video Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled. Inspired by an inner vision, this project follows the manifestation of "Dreams of the Heart" in music and words. The CD and DVD feature a 35- piece orchestra consisting of members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, a choir, soloists, and Shulman at the piano. The concert and recording session were conducted by Robert Hart Baker.

Related albums recorded during this time include First Rites and Music to Walk the Labyrinth. The Camelot Reawakened CD won a 2003 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Visionary Award, and the DVD was a finalist in the 2006 awards. The DVD has also won an Award of Excellence and an honorable mention in the 2007 Accolade Competition.

In 2003, RichHeart Music released Shulman's duo album with cellist Adriana Contino, who for several years was the principal soloist for the Stuttgart, (Germany) Chamber Orchestra. New Beginnings explores the delicate balance between inner and outer listening in free flowing improvisations as well as upbeat and lyrical compositions. Shulman's solo piano CD, Music of Peace was released in June, 2006 and is music dedicated to and expressing inner peace.

His 2008 release, 11:11 Piano Meditations for Awakening, is a series of tranquil improvisations exploring "Wake up calls from Spirit." The 11:11 CD won a 2009 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Visionary Award for best CD in the meditational/healing music category.2009 brought the release of Sky Jazz, Shulman's first Jazz CD in many years, as well as the re-release on CD of "A Higher Dimension," a meditative solo piano album expressing qualities of spiritual realms.

After the completion of the Camelot Reawakened CD in 2002 and the DVD video in 2005, a friend sugguested a musical based on the Camelot Reawakened project.

"A Dream of Camelot" is a theatrical musical intended to portray the changing of deeply rooted patterns in the Archetype of Camelot for the sake of fulfilling dreams of the heart for individuals, society, and the planet.  Each song in “A Dream of Camelot” is an expression of consciousness in a process of maturing awareness. “A Dream of Camelot” has taken six years of writing and development to become the transformational catalyst it now is for casts and audiences alike.

2009 brought the first reading of the musical at the UR Light Center in Black Mountain, NC. The first full production, directed by Jerry Crouch, was presented at the Asheville NC Masonic Temple, March 11, 12, & 13, 2011 and the musical returned to the Masonic Temple March 29, 30, 31, and April 1, 2012, directed by Rock Eblen.

More info about the musical  "A Dream of Camelot" is available Here.

In 2013, Shulman is returning to and enhancing his own musical stream of healing and Divine Alignment with the production of a new album entitled "Bliss of Being." Although he has created eight albums of music for healing previously, these were all solo recordings, and "Bliss of Being" is his first ensemble recording with an intent of music for healing and divine connection. Shulman plays mostly piano on "The Bliss of Being" and a little synthesizer, and is joined by Adriana Contino - cello, Dielle Ciesco - vocals, Kate Steinbeck - flutes, and Bob Hinkle - crystal bowls to form The Pure Heart Ensemble. The international release date is June 21st 2013.

Richard Shulman currently lives in Asheville, NC and performs and records regionally and internationally.

LISTEN to Richard on BBSRadio. com on "Let's Find Out."

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Spiritual, Meditation
Simone Soucy, Artist, Organic Farmer, Teacher, Wilderness Survival Facilitator
Guest Occupation: Artist, Organic Farmer, Teacher, Wilderness Survival Facilitator
Guest Biography:

Simone Soucy, Colorado Artist, Organic Farmer, and Teacher of some of Tom Brown's Wilderness Survival Classes.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Self Help, Spiritual
Susan Mokelke, J.D.,
Guest Occupation: Teacher, Course Designer, Fundraiser, Coordinator, Volunteer Activist, Writer, Shamanic Practitioner, Healer, President of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Editor, Workshop Facilitator
Guest Biography:

Susan Mokelke, J.D., President, FSS Faculty

"The Foundation for Shamanic Studies has had enormous impact on our world, helping to connect people all over the world with powerful sources of compassion and wisdom. The core shamanic teachings originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner are primary and timeless. By learning these practical and remarkably effective methods, people are able to make direct contact with the helping spirits of another reality and bring back knowledge and healing to our troubled planet. When a person travels this road, he or she comes to know, as a matter of experience not of faith, of the fundamental unity of all things—an understanding that lies at the heart of an enlightened society.

"With the support of FSS faculty, students, donors, and other friends of shamanism, as President I am committed to helping to build a vital and sustainable future for the Foundation—in service to our mission to teach, study, and preserve shamanic knowledge for the welfare of our earth and its inhabitants."

—Susan Mokelke

Susan has worked with non-profit educational organizations since 1978: teaching, designing courses and materials, making educational presentations, fundraising, coordinating volunteer activities, writing, working with websites, and producing videos. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. She has been learning and practicing shamanism and shamanic healing since 1996.

In addition to her role as President, Susan is an FSS Faculty member. She has trained extensively in the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensives and the Three-Year Programs of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing – as well as teaching the Pacific Northwest Summertime Three Year program. Her articles on shamanism include Effective Core Shamanic Drumming Circles, Ethical Considerations in Shamanic Healing, and Core Shamanism and Daily Life. She developed the new FSS workshop Shamanism Practicum: Guidelines for a Healthy Shamanic Practice, and is the editor of the Shamanism Annual and the FSS E-Newsletter. She maintains an active shamanic healing practice.

"Susan Mokelke, who co-leads the Foundation for Shamanic Studies with me, has superb credentials as an outstanding shamanic healer and teacher. She is an inspiring, compassionate, and knowledgeable workshop leader. Anyone who studies with her can be sure of receiving the most up-to-date and accurate results of my research, for she maintains the gold standard of core shamanism. I recommend her enthusiastically." —Michael Harner

Her students say:

“Susan is filled with stories, grace, encouragement, authenticity, humor, and a strong sense of ethics. She demonstrates a vast knowledge and experience without any judging.”

“Susan is such a grounded, clear, honoring teacher and it is inspirational to witness her obvious comfort with, depth, and commitment to the spirit world and this work. Far from acting "the guru", Susan frequently redirects our questions back to us, encouraging us to seek the answer from our own Spirit Helpers. This approach further demonstrates her respect for the process and has helped me build confidence and familiarity with my own relationship with the spirit world."
—Christobel Macdonald, Three-Year Program student

"Thank you so much for such a great workshop (Basic Workshop) this past weekend! It was absolutely wonderful to get such a good grounding in shamanic practice, so clear and eloquently explained and with so much time for practice and discussion and experience."

"Excellent information and presented so well. Clear, kind, gentle, direct. Very knowledgeable."

Susan has had a lifelong interest in creativity and the creative process. She has composed two CDs of healing songs - Teachings from the Spirits (originally produced by FSS) and Be a Light - and has written a fantasy novel, Roseheart.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Self Help, Spiritual, Shamanism
Dr. Angeles Arrien, Cultural Anthropologist, Author, Educator, Consultant, Lecturer, Workshop Facilitator, Psychologist, Independent Publisher, Scholar
Guest Occupation: Cultural Anthropologist, Author, Educator, Consultant, Lecturer, Workshop Facilitator, Psychologist, Independent Publisher, Scholar
Guest Biography:

Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions. Her work is currently used in medical, academic, and corporate environments. She is the President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and she has received three honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of her work.

Angeles' books include The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary; Signs of Life: The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them, (Winner of the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award); and The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, (Winner of the 2007 Nautilus Award for Best Book on Aging). Her recent book, Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life is a Gold Medal Co-Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Award) in the category of Inspiration & Spirituality.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Self Help, Spiritual
Claudia Campos Pinto, Activist, Environmentalist, Conservationist, Bank Business Developer, Asset Capital Manager, Wilderness Preservation Educator, Traveler, Volunteer
Guest Occupation: Activist, Environmentalist, Conservationist, Bank Business Developer, Asset Capital Manager, Wilderness Preservation Educator, Traveler, Volunteer
Guest Biography:

Claudia Campos, a passionate Activist and committed Environmentalist, was fortunate to grow up in the beauty of the Andes, the world's longest continental Mountain Range. Born in Bogota, a spectacular high plateau in the Andes mountains at 8600ft above sea level, she enjoyed a subtropical highland climate and spring-like weather year-round. Claudia was fortunate to be raised with an innate appreciation for Nature by her Parents, Nohrita and Guillermo. They instilled in Claudia from an early age the value of Conserving Water and Electricity and Planting Trees for the sake of future generations. These valuable lessons became an integral part of her life and many years later led her fiercely to RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS!

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle, Spiritual, Travel & Leisure
Vincent Pinto, Naturalist, Ethnobotanist, Wildlife Biologist, Wilderness Survival Instructor, Conservationalist, Educator, Earth Steward
Guest Occupation: Naturalist, Ethnobotanist, Wildlife Biologist, Wilderness Survival Instructor, Conservationalist, Educator, Earth Steward
Guest Biography:

Vincent Pinto, Naturalist, Ethnobotanist, Wildlife Biologist, and Wilderness Survival Instructor Vincent Pinto has been teaching people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds about the Natural World since 1987.  As a passionate Conservationist, Vincent strives to educate and inspire within a framework of Environmental Stewardship and Earth Sustainability.  He has led countless individuals and groups throughout the country on Nature Adventures & Educational Programs on a myriad of fascinating topics: Ethnobotany , Natural History, Conservation, Bird-watching, Tracking, Stone-age Skills, Wilderness Survival Skills, Astronomy, Wildlife Habitat Restoration, Earth Stewardship, Sustainable Living Practices, and much more!

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle, Biology & Chemistry, Self Help, Spiritual, Travel & Leisure
Raymon Grace, Empowerment Coach, Dowser, Consultant, Author, Mountain Man, Teacher, Water Energizer, Violent Crime Fighter, Shamanistic, Media producer
Guest Occupation: Empowerment Coach, Dowser, Consultant, Author, Mountain Man, Teacher, Water Energizer, Violent Crime Fighter, Shamanistic, Media producer
Guest Biography:

Raymon Grace, a native of the mountains of Virginia, has spent the past 35 years empowering folks to gain more control of their lives. His work reaches people on wide social and economic levels.

With a unique and down-to-earth manner, he teaches in a style that characterizes his life. He is known as a dowser, consultant, author and Mountain Man.

Lecture tours have led him across North America, speaking to a wide variety of audiences.

His work and teaching have been used to reduce violence in schools, eliminate abuse of women and children as well as physical and mental benefits for indivduals.

He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows including the well know "Coast to Coast AM Radio."

His work with energizing water is being used in several countries.

He has worked with law enforcement officers in both U.S. and Canada to successfully reduce violent crime.

He says among the compliments he appreciates the most from his students are, "You have made difficult subjects so easy to understand and use to benefit our lives.'' & "I no idea this class contained so much information, you have put me on overload.''

The Raymon Grace Foundation has been established to further his work. Visit the website at www.raymongracefoundation.org

He has authored three books.

"The Future is Yours - Do Something About It" which combines mind development, shamanism, dowsing, healing, and self-empowerment.

"Techniques That Work For Me” is an advanced dowsing manual.

"Seasons of April - How to Help Your Kids Succeed", tells how he used mental techniques and positive thinking to raise his daughter April.

He has also created a DVD for purifying and energizing water and a DVD for clearing energy in homes & schools, along with several other instructional DVDs & CDs.

His "Techniques" book has been translated into four languages and all of his books are translated into Chinese.

His websites are www.RaymonGrace.us

www.raymongraceprojects.com & www.raymongracefoundation.org

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Shamanism
Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC, Speaker, Author, Music Therapist, Spiritualist, Wellness Advocate, UpBeat Drum Circles Founder, Teambuilder, Trainer, Workshop Facilitator, Editor, Writer, Columnist
Guest Occupation: Speaker, Author, Music Therapist, Spiritualist, Wellness Advocate, UpBeat Drum Circles Founder, Teambuilder, Trainer, Workshop Facilitator, Editor, Writer, Columnist
Guest Biography:

Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC

Christine Stevens is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and music therapist. Holding masters degrees in both social work and music therapy, Christine inspires people all over the world with her message of music for holistic health, spirituality and wellness.

Christine is the author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit, and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles book and DVD. She has recorded two play-along CDs; Reviving Rhythms, and Drumming Up Diva.

Christine is the founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, offering diversity training, teambuilding, and wellness presentations world-wide. She has trained facilitators and led workshops in more than twenty countries, including Iraq, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and Western Europe. Christine trains HealthRHYTHMS facilitators throughout the United States, England and Japan through Remo, the world's largest drum company. A leader in the music and wellness movement, Christine also serves on the editorial board of Explore: A Journal of Science and Healing.

Christine's work in Iraq was recently featured in the book and DVD Discover the Gift. Televised media credits include: PBS, NBC, KABC-Los Angeles, KTLA - Los Angeles, Tournament of Roses Parade, London Tonight, Living Better TV, Discovery Health, & Hong Kong News. As a contributing writer, Christine's has been featured in Fitness Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Body & Soul, Fast Company, First for Women Magazine, The Oriental News, The Christian Science Monitor, US News & World Report, Yogi Times, and Natural Beauty and Health.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Sound Healing, Self Help, Spiritual
Brant Secunda, Shaman, Healer, Author, Ceremonial Leader, Workshop Facilitator, Pigrimage and Retreat Facilitator, Don Jose Matsuwa adopted grandson
Guest Occupation: Shaman, Healer, Author, Ceremonial Leader, Workshop Facilitator, Pigrimage and Retreat Facilitator, Don Jose Matsuwa adopted grandson
Guest Biography:

Brant Secunda is a shaman, healer and traditional ceremonial leader who completed a 12-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the renowned Huichol shaman who passed away in 1990 at the age of 110.

For over 30 years, Brant has been leading conferences, workshops and retreats around the globe. He is a co-founder of the American Herbalist Guild, the Peace University, and the Huichol Foundation. He is also the co-author of the award-winning book Fit Soul Fit Body, 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You.

Brant Secunda’s initiation into the Huichol Indian tribe was a five day vision quest, a period of isolation in the wilderness without food and water, in a sacred cave in the Huichol Sierras known to the Huichols as the Cave of Grandmother Growth.

Initiations: Other rites of passage included capturing and releasing a wild rattle snake with his bare hands to face his fear of death, enduring a fourteen month fruit fast to enhance his sensitivity to the natural world, and surviving a nine day vision quest so that he may, according to Huichol cosmology, learn the language of the gods. The nine-day vision quest, considered lengthy by Huichol standards, along with several other five-day vision quests, helped to establish Brant as a respected initiate within the Huichol nation.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Self Help, Motivational, Spiritual, Shamanism, Travel & Leisure

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