Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

Ben Hammott, Author, Historian and Researcher
Guest Occupation: Author, Historian, Researcher
Guest Biography:

Ben Hammott (real name = Bill Wilkerson) is the maverick archeologist featured in the Bloodline ducumentary who followed clues left behind by 19th Century priest Berenger Sauniere to discover an assortment of 2000 year old artifacts said to be linked to Jesus and Mary Magdalene. He also found a tomb containing chests of treasure, parchment, a book, and a mummy that might be Mary!

Guest Category: History
Lou Bognon, Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Radio Broadcaster, Presenter, Channel, Tour Guide, Diplomate, Entrepreneur and Author
Guest Occupation: Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Radio Broadcaster, Presenter, Channel, Tour Guide, Diplomate, Entrepreneur, Author
Guest Biography:

Lou Bognon is a spiritual healer and therapist, who produces and presents The Inner Voice, and inspirational, spiritual radio program with is broadcast in English and French all over the world, via short wave, satellite and internet radio. (www.channelafrica.org)

She is also the author of How To Light A Candle - an 'abc' of spirituality for the greater number. Prior to devoting herself to her gift of healing, Lou worked as a teacher, tour guide, diplomat and entrepreneur.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Spiritual
Stephan Martin M.S., Astronomer, Educator, Writer, Professor, Physicist, Astronomical Researcher, Observatory Supervisor, Philosopher, Cosmologist, Consciousness Faculty Member and Lecturer
Guest Occupation: Astronomer, Educator, Writer, Professor, Physicist, Astronomical Researcher, Observatory Supervisor, Philosopher, Cosmologist, Consciousness Faculty Member, Lecturer
Guest Biography:

Stephan Martin, M.S., is an astronomer, educator, and writer who has taught astronomy and physics at colleges and educational centers across the U.S. for over twenty years. Currently Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Bristol Community College in southeastern Massachusetts, he graduated with honors from Colgate University and earned his M.S. in physics and astronomy from the University of Wyoming. His graduate and subsequent astronomical research has focused on dark matter, infrared studies of spiral galaxies, and observations of the solar corona. He has worked for the Space Telescope Science Institute, and has also been supervisor of the Williams College observatory, where he participated in research expeditions around the world to study and observe solar eclipses.

With a background in both science and the humanities, he has also been active in exploring and promoting interdisciplinary approaches to exploring the universe. He attended the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California, and has been core faculty in the graduate-level Consciousness, Healing, and Ecology program at New College of California, where he helped design an innovative curriculum that integrates rigorous academic work with personal and cultural transformation.

His current research and writing focuses on the transformative potential of the insights of modern science and their integration into personal experience and everyday life. He continues to lead innovative and learning programs in educational, holistic, and nontraditional learning settings that explore the innovative results of modern cosmology with the insights and practices of the world’s spiritual and indigenous traditions.

A well-respected and popular teacher, he is noted for his ability to render complex scientific ideas accessible to a broad audience and present them in innovative and personally relevant ways. He frequently lectures and gives presentations on astronomy and the wonders of the night sky at observatories, planetariums, and other popular venues. He has published a wide variety of articles on a multitude of topics that range from technical scientific research to academic papers in philosophy and humanities to popular-level articles on science education and everyday spirituality. His writing has appeared in a variety of professional and popular journals, including Shaman’s Drum, The Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, and The Focusing Connection. He lives with his wife in Westport, Massachusetts.

Guest Category: Cosmology, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual, Astrology
George Eby, Scientist, Writer and Zinc Lozenges Discoverer
Guest Occupation: Scientist, Writer, Zinc Lozenges Discoverer
Guest Biography:

TURNING TRAGEDY INTO A MIRACLE: Zinc gluconate dietary supplement tablets (used as throat lozenges) containing 23 mg of zinc were serendipitously discovered in 1979 by George Eby's 3-year old daughter, Karen, while being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) as an effective method to cure her common colds -- even though she was on powerful chemotherapy and was highly immunosupressed. After using the first lozenge for several hours while she napped, she came out of her bedroom and proudly announced, "Zinc cured my cold!" Who on Earth would believe that a 3-year old child discovered the cure for common colds!? George Eby, her dad did, because he saw that her horrific cold was completely and totally over, and comparing those results with her physician's expectations for her cold to last months or until she was finished with her chemotherapy was a very clear wake-up call. George used the same zinc glucconate tablets (as lozenges) in a number of other people with colds, both children and adults, and soon became convinced that a clinical trial was needed.

BIO FROM: http://coldcure.com/html/history.html

Following the initial discovery, the first clinical trial using the exact same tablets (as lozenges) used by Karen showed stunning success as shown in this Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotheraphy clinical trial report. Those tablets were not bitter since no sweeteners were included in the tablets. Studies by others were conducted and use of lozenges containing zinc gluconate or other zinc compounds was patented in a series of patents starting in 1985 with the "Cure for Common Cold" patent being issued in 1995.

Much newspaper, magazine, radio, and television publicity ensued the initial report in 1984, and numerous manufacturers placed on the market "improved" zinc lozenges that were sweetened and flavored. Some of those improved and sweetened formulations were submitted to clinical trials by reputable pharmaceutical companies under patent license, while others simply placed them on the market.

Manufacturers soon found that zinc gluconate forms very bitter complexes with sugar, corn syrup, dextrose and other sweeteners upon aging for a few days to a few months, depending on the exact formulation, probably because of the presence of zinc gluconate-hydroxide at physiologic pH. Manufacturers and researchers alike in desperation to solve the taste problem added metal chelators, reduced dosage or used other nonionizable zinc compounds, resulting in a loss of Zn2+ ions and efficacy, with at least two formulations actually making colds worse in clinical trials; reports of which temporarily discredited this major medical discovery.

Fructose, the only sweet tablet base that does not result in zinc gluconate bitterness upon aging, was used as the tablet base in the successful and confirming zinc gluconate lozenges tested by the British Medical Research Council Common Cold Unit in 1987 without complaint of bitterness.

Sometime before 1990, George Eby discovered that zinc acetate, which tastes horrible, could be made into compressed tablets or hard candy lozenges that were flavor-stable and pleasant tasting. Research was conducted until ZIA 100 zinc acetate lozenges were proven to be readily mass produced on modern rotary tablet presses and candy making machinery.

Today's ZIA 100 zinc acetate lozenges work much better against colds, and totally without those side effects associated with zinc gluconate.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Medicine
Dr. Thomas Lobe, M.D., FAC’s, FAAP, Medical Director, Pediatrician, Surgeon, Trainer, Writer, TV Talk Show Host, Advisor, Energy Medicine Authority and Author
Guest Occupation: Medical Director, Pediatrician, Surgeon, Trainer, Writer, TV Talk Show Host, Advisor, Energy Medicine Authority, Author
Guest Biography:

Dr. Thomas Lobe, M.D., FAC’s, FAAP, Founder and Medical Director of Beneveda Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California. He obtained his baccalaureate degree at George Washington U, and during his medical education studied with leading physicians at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. He also studied with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D. and graduated from medical school cum laude and with honors in pediatrics. After medical school he trained at Ohio State University Hospital in general surgery and the Children’s Hospital in pediatric surgery. He has additional degree in naturopathic medicine and a Physician’s Executive Masters in Business Administration and passed his boards in both medical hypnosis and medical acupuncture He was Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and made national news as being the first to successfully separate a particularly difficult variety of Siamese twins and lead the nation in complex reconstruction of the airway. He started the first pediatric surgery training program in the south at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center .There he lead the world in the development of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery in children and wrote the first textbook and established the first medical journal on the subject. While in Tennessee he began his television career and remains the host and moderator of //What’s Up Doc?// a medical talk show on GHS-TV in Germantown, Tennessee.

At Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa he was pioneer in advances in minimally invasive surgery and with his associates was the first to develop an advanced technique to perform major head and neck surgery such as thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy. Through a small incision in the armpit, the procedure leaves the patient with no visible, unsightly scar and no pain. He is a board member and founding advisor to Neatstitch, LLC, a laparoscopic instrument company based in Israel and now in the United States, and also co-founder for Visual Medical Solutions, LLC, the producers of BodyViz, a new medical imaging tool for surgical planning and medical education that makes use of virtual reality engineering to improve patient care. He had written over 200 books, book chapters and peer reviewed articles. Most recently, Dr Lobe followed his dream of putting together the most advanced medical practice in existence, focusing on the new medical specialty called energy medicine. Beneveda Medical Group offers the best integration of Western and Eastern Medicine and is the first practice in the United States to specialize in Energy Revitalization and manage problems many consider resistant to conventional approaches such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, insomnia, weight loss, osteoporosis, and others.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Nutrition, Medicine
Ross A Hauser, M.D., Medical Director, Prolotherapy Doctor, Physiatrist, Consultant, Nutriceutical Developer, Lecturer, Preceptor, Editor, Instructor and Author
Guest Occupation: Medical Director, Prolotherapy Doctor, Physiatrist, Consultant, Nutriceutical Developer, Lecturer, Preceptor, Editor, Instructor, Author
Guest Biography:

Dr. Hauser received his M.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago, completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Loyola-Hines VA-Marianjoy Hospitals, and received his baccalaureate degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaigne. He is currently the Medical Director, CEO, and Co-founder of the physician run, comprehensive natural medicine clinic, Caring Medicine and Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois.

Dr. Hauser is most well know for his expertise in the technique of Prolotherapy, a medical procedure that stimulates the body to repair painful, injured areas. He trained under Dr Gustav Hemwall who is the grandfather of this procedure. As a result of his expertise and books on Prolotherapy Dr Hauser sees patients from all over the USA and abroad.

Dr. Hauser is a consultant for Beulah Land Nutritionals, a comprehensive nutriceuticals store and with his wife developed some of the products for optimal health.

Dr. Hauser and his wife co-authored the national best seller Proto Your Pain Away! Curing Chronic Pain with Prolotherapy. along with a four-book topical mini series of Prolotherapy books. They also wrote the Anthology of Prolotherapy- Prolo Your Sports Injuries Away! Curing Sports Injuries and Enhancing Athletic Performance with Prolotherapy a 900 page sports book that discusses the use of Prolotherapy for sports injuries and other topics including nutrition, surgery, x-rays, cortisone shots, MRI’s, and other aspects of sports medicine.

They also coauthored Treating Cancer with Insulin Potentiation Therapy and more recently Prolotherapy: An Alternative to Knee surgery. In additional to national lectures he is a preceptor for Bastyr University’s naturopathic medical students and also Midwestern University’s Physician Assistant Program.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Nutrition, Medicine
Cyndi Dale, Intuitive, Author, Speaker, Healer, Consultant, Coach, Energy Healer, Trainer, Visionary and Reiki Master
Guest Occupation: Intuitive, Author, Speaker, Healer, Consultant, Coach, Energy Healer, Trainer, Visionary, Reiki Master
Guest Biography:

Cyndi Dale has been a natural intuitive since she was young, and offers these gifts to clients and groups seeking to make real and positive change. Her passion includes helping people open their “essential energy,” the powers and perspectives unique to them. She works with thousands of individuals a year, in the United States and internationally, because once an individual understands their own essence, they can tap into the energies of—and beyond—the world, joining the community of like-minded people who want to better themselves and others.

Cyndi is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant. Her books to-date includes the bestseller, The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, published by Sounds True. The Subtle Body has garnered over 70 five-star reviews on Amazon.com and continually sells in the 1,000 place, leading millions of books. It has also won four internationally recognized Publisher’s Awards.

Her other world-renown books include New Chakra Healing, now published in over twelve languages and revised in an all new edition The Complete Book of Chakra Healing; Advanced Chakra Healing: The Four Pathways Approach; Everyday Clairvoyant; Kundalini: Divine Energy, Divine Life; Attracting Prosperity Through the Chakras; Attracting Your Perfect Body Through the Chakras; Advanced Chakra Healing: Heart Disease, Advanced Chakra Healing: Cancer, The Littlest Christmas Star, and lluminating the Afterlife.

Other books and audiotapes include Sounds True productions such as the six-part CD training, Advanced Chakra Wisdom, and other CDs including Healing Across Space and Time, Illuminating the Afterlife, The Littlest Christmas Star, and Energy Clearing. Also available is her intuitive training DVD, The Songbird Series.

Cyndi has presented seminars and workshops in Russia, England, Wales, Amsterdam, Iceland, Scotland, and has led groups across South and Central America and into Africa. Her training has encompassed studies in shamanism and healing across the world, taking her into the Peruvian, Belizean, Hawaiian, and Costa Rica jungles, the Moroccan sands, the Venezuelan savannahs, the glaciers of Iceland, and other exciting places. She seeks to unify the world’s most vital spiritual messages, encouraging understanding and community among all peoples.

On a daily basis, Cyndi works with clients and groups, serving as an intuitive coach and an energy healer. Clients are commonly referred by professionals, including psychiatrists, medical doctors, and therapists. She continues to hone her ability to help people discover their essential selves so that they can make healthy and positive changes in their lives.

Cyndi offers training, classes and apprenticeship programs in the United States. Through Normandale College in Minneapolis, MN, she offers a seven-class certificate program, “Energy Works: The Subtle Body Certificate,” which is also being developed for on-line learning. She is also noted for her one-year Apprenticeship Program, an in-depth developmental process of the spiritual gifts; and training in clairvoyance, clairaudience, and healing.

With Anthony J.W. Benson, she provides creativity and writing classes through their business, Dreams Made Manifest. One arm of this endeavor is Deeper Well Publishing which  serves as a publishing company for her own and Anthony’s projects as well as other books and products.

Cyndi has been trained in several different healing modalities, including shamanism, intuitive healing, energy healing, family of origin therapy, therapeutic touch, the Lakota way and faith healing and holds a fourth degree mastership in Reiki. Her travels and training have taken her around the world. She taught business ethics at the University of Minnesota; served as a public relations consultant to 3M and Tonka, and has been honored in “Who’s Who in American Business,” “The American Women of Noteworthy Achievement” and the “International Association of Business.

Cyndi lives in Minneapolis with her sons, Michael and Gabriel, as well as way too many pets, all of which believe they have voting rights to her time.

Exciting new Books being released in 2011 are:

    Kundalini: Divine Energy, Divine Life (Llewellyn Worlwide)
    Energetic Boundaries: How to Stay Protected and Connected in Work, Love, and Life (Sounds True)
    The Intuition Guidebook: How To Safely and Wisely Use Your Sixth Sense (Deeper Well Publishing)

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Self Help, Spiritual, Shamanism, Psychic & Intuitive
James Wasserman, Publisher, Editor, Graphic Designer, Author, Mythologist and Historian
Guest Occupation: Publisher, Editor, Graphic Designer, Author, Mythologist, Historian
Guest Biography:

After attending Antioch College, Jim Wasserman spent several years traveling in the U.S. in search of spiritual teaching. He settled in New York City in 1973 and began working at Samuel Weiser's Bookstore, then the world's largest English language occult specialist. After six months, he moved to the publishing department, where he rose to General Manager and helped develop Weiser's in-house production department. Among his many responsibilities, he discovered a love for book design while creating his first book jacket.

In 1977, he left Weiser's to establish Studio 31, offering full service book production and graphic design. In 1994 Bill Corsa of Specialty Book Marketing joined Studio 31 as a partner with responsibilities for marketing and financial management. Bill and Jim have joined their talents to offer book packaging and printing in addition to traditional design and production through Intrinsic Books.

Jim has also played a key role in numerous seminal publications of the literary corpus of the English philosopher Aleister Crowley. Three of the most important of these include his supervision of Weiser's 1976 edition of The Book of the Law, in which the holograph manuscript was appended to the corrected typeset text of the O.T.O.'s 1938 publication, in conformity with the book's instructions, for the first time in a popular volume. After several years of negotiation, he successfully arranged to professionally re-photograph the Crowley/Harris Tarot paintings for an improved second edition of the Thoth Tarot deck published in 1977, to which he contributed the Booklet of Instruction. In 1983, he helped to produce The Holy Books of Thelema, the critical collection of Crowley's inspired (Class A) writings.

In 1992, Jim wrote and designed Art and Symbols of the Occult (Inner Traditions), which was revised and expanded in 2005 as The Mystery Traditions: Secret Symbols and Sacred Art. This magnificent collection of full color occult images is unmatched in its depth, scope, and beauty.

In 1993, he edited and wrote an extensive introduction to Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary, which was revised and expanded in 2006 for Redwheel/Weiser. Now fully annotated, it is an immensely useful text for both beginners and serious scholars of Crowley's works.

In 1994, after 15 years of development, his groundbreaking edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day was published by Chronicle Books. The book features a magnificent color reproduction of the complete Papyrus of Ani with an integrated English translation. Modern technology and painstaking book design were joined to reclaim and recreate an ancient masterpiece.

In 1996, he edited a new edition of Aleister Crowley's epic poem AHA! Liber CCXLII with commentaries, to which he contributed an Afterword and redesigned text and cover (New Falcon Publications).

In 2001, his book The Templars and Assassins: The Militia of Heaven, a major study of the medieval Order of Assassins and the Knights Templar, was published by Inner Traditions. It would provide a prophetic look at Islamic Terrorism just four months prior to the September 11 attacks.

The Slave Shall Serve: Meditations on Liberty, published in 2004 (Sekmet Books), is his most controversial book. It is a collection of essays devoted to the relationship between Political Liberty and the Spiritual Path.

In 2005, he and his wife Nancy launched The Weiser Concise Guides, a series of books on basic occultism. Each book is written by an expert in the field and follows the overall theme of accessibility in theory and practice, as well as listing the best resources for continued study. The series includes five titles: Alchemy, Yoga, Herbs, Astrology, and the teachings of Aleister Crowley.

In 2006, Jim assembled a magnificent collection of Crusader images for An Illustrated History of the Knight Templar. This full-color masterpiece offers a visual cornupia of the Knights Templar Order, their fortifications in the Holy Land and Europe, historical battles, interpretative romantic paintings, along with modern photographs. The accompanying text and captions help to place the modern Crusades in context.

In 2007, Secret Societies: Illuminati, Freemasons, and the French Revolution was published by Ibis Press. An enlarged edition of the classic text by Una Birch, Secret Societies and the French Revolution, this book has nearly been doubled in length by Jim's editorial efforts. A must for those who seek to understand the real influence of the Illuminati.

In 2007, he and Keith Stump completed the screenplay for Divine Warriors: The Birth of Heresy, an epic historic drama. Against the sweeping background of the medieval Crusades, two political and religious enemies from opposing mystical secret societies, the Knights Templar and Syrian Assassins, discover a unifying faith that leads them in a fight to protect and liberate mankind.

In 2008, The Secrets of Masonic Washington: Signs, Symbols, and Ceremonies at the Origin of America's Capital was published by Inner Traditions. This full-color guide provides a history of Freemasonry and our Founding Fathers, as well as an inspiring walking tour of Washington, D.C. It includes important Masonic structures and symbols that fill the center of AmericaÕs capital. It is a visual and poetic testament to the spiritual principles underlying the unique American experiment.

In early 2009, he and his wife Nancy released To Perfect This Feast: A Performance Commentary on the Gnostic Mass. An outgrowth of their resource website on Aleister Crowley's Gnostic Mass, it breaks new ground in the understanding of that key rite.

In 2010, he and J. Daniel Gunther completed Pythagoras: His Life and Teachings, published by Ibis Press. Theh book is a compendium of classical sources on the Father of Philosophy, one of the most influential figures of all time.It has been and expanded for a modern audience. Originally written by Thomas Stanley and published in 1687, thiss edition includes a Preface by Manly P. Hall and an Introduction by Dr. Henry L. Drake. It includes a study of Greek and Latin sources and is illustrated.

In late 2011, The Temple of Solomon: From Ancient Israel to Secret Societies was published. The Temple is the intersection between Heaven and Earth, the dwelling place of the Lord among His peoples, built when ancient Israel was at the peak of its political and spiritual power. The site of Solomon's Temple became the headquarters of the Knights Templar, and is at the center of the founding myth of Freemasonry.

In June of 2012, his In the Center of the Fire: A Memoir of the Occult 1966–1989 was published by Ibis Press. This is an explosive and revealing account of the origins and early years of TAHUTI Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis in New York City, the 1976 magical battle between Grady McMurtry and Marcelo Motta in which Jim played a pivotal role, and the copyright contest over the Aleister Crowley literary estate fought in courtrooms from Maine to California. In addition, he shares tales of his experiences in the New York City bohemian culture of the 1970s and 80s.

In addition to his love of graphic design and an interest in religion and creative mythology, he maintains an ardent passion for political Liberty. He is a student of the United States Constitution, the writings of the Founding Fathers, and is a lifetime member of the NRA. Born in New Jersey in 1948, Jim is married with two children.

Guest Category: Literature, History, Religion, Spiritual, Divination
Mike Mitchell, Pop Culture Artist
Guest Occupation: Pop Culture Artist
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Mitchell_%28artist%29

Mike Mitchell is an American artist known for his pop surrealism and for leading the online grassroots movement in supporting Conan O'Brien during the 2010 Tonight Show conflict. He designed the "I'm with Coco" poster, which was based on a photo, that went viral on the internet in January 2010.[2][3][4] The poster has been widely circulated and displayed on the web and at various rallies during the 2010 Tonight Show conflict,[5] and afterwards for O'Brien's The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. He also designed a poster in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill depicting a dead SpongeBob SquarePants floating on a polluted sea, with the caption: "Who died in an oil spill because of BP".[6]

Guest Category: Arts, Visual Arts
Daniel J. Benor, MD, ABHM, Wholistic Psychotherapist, Editor, Alternative Health Practitioner, Spiritual Healer, Researcher, Author, Diplomate and Advisor
Guest Occupation: Wholistic Psychotherapist, Editor, Alternative Health Practitioner, Spiritual Healer, Researcher, Author, Diplomate, Advisor
Guest Biography:
Daniel J. Benor, MD, Editor in Chief and Producer of the IJHC, is a wholistic psychotherapist.
 
My psychotherapy blends elements from intuitive and spiritual awareness, spiritual healing (as in Therapeutic Touch and Reik), Meridian Based Psychotherapies (e.g. WHEE, Emotional Freedom Techniques), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Chakra Psychotherapies (Matrix Therapy), transactional analysis, gestalt therapy, hypnotherapy, meditation, imagery and relaxation (psychoneuroimmunology), dream analysis, and other approaches. I have taught this spectrum of methods internationally for 15 years to people involved in wholistic, intuitive, and spiritual approaches to caring, health and personal development. I founded The Doctor-Healer Network in England and America. After 10 years in England I returned to work in Medford, New Jersey (near Philadelphia). I am coordinator for the Council for Healing, including representatives of a spectrum of healing and CAM modality organizations. I authored many articles on on wholistic, spiritual healing, and Healing Research, Volume I (volumes II-IV are seeking publishers). I appear internationally on radio and TV. I am a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and on the advisory boards of the journals, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Subtle Energies (ISSSEEM), Frontier Sciences, the Advisory Council of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychotherapy (ACEP), and the Advisory Board of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (UK). 

I believe health includes body, emotions, mind, relationships (with each other and with our environment) and spirit. Healing is a movement towards wholeness, a never-ending project.
Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Medicine, Psychology, Spiritual
Rene Barnett, Reality TV Producer, Radio Producer, Print Journalist and Editor
Guest Occupation: Reality TV Producer, Radio Producer, Print Journalist, Editor
Guest Biography:

BIO FROM: http://www.nightvisionproductions.com/about

René Barnett is a veteran reality television producer specializing in entertainment specials, series, documentaries and reality-based programming. Her producing credits include some of the premiere specials and series of the reality television genre, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Unmasked: Exposing the Secrets of Deception, Strange Universe, Places of Mystery, Guinness Book of Records Primetime and many others.

René’s television producing credits include programs for most U.S. networks and many cable channels, and her professional background spans other media as well. A former radio producer/personality and print journalist, Barnett was managing editor of UFO magazine, an internationally circulated periodical, from the early to mid-nineties.

In 2001, Barnett joined forces with award-winning British documentary director Bruce Burgess to form Bluebook Films, producing investigative documentary specials for television.

In 2005, the two established 1244 Films to produce their first theatrical documentary film, Bloodline, which premiered in the spring of 2008 and enjoyed sold-out theaters and critical acclaim.

Returning to her radio roots, René has recently established NightVision Productions and launched NightVision Radio, covering conspiracies, hidden history and the paranormal and will soon launch a new one-hour radio show in collaboration with Purple Rose Entertainment called DANCING WITH GHOSTS with renowned psychic Rebecca Fearing.

Guest Category: Theory & Conspiracy, TV & Film
Nancy Talbott, Ufologist, Crop Circles Expert and Researcher
Guest Occupation: Ufologist, Crop Circles Expert, Researcher
Guest Biography:

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

Nancy Talbott is President of BLT Research Team Inc.  Nancy is a leading Crop Circles  and UFO Researcher.

The BLT Research Team Inc.'s primary focus is crop circle research - the discovery, scientific documentation and evaluation of physical changes induced in plants, soils and other materials at crop circle sites by the energy (or energy system) responsible for creating them and to determine, if possible, from these data the specific nature and source of these energies.

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs
Jonathan Stein, Ph.D., Fitness Instructor, Molecular Geneticist, Cancer Researcher and DNA Lab Director
Guest Occupation: Fitness Instructor, Molecular Geneticist, Cancer Researcher, DNA Lab Director
Guest Biography:

Dr. Jonathan Stein received his bachelor's degree with Honors in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He then completed his graduate studies at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston with a focus on developmental genetics (Masters) and then molecular and cancer genetics (Doctorate). He completed his postdoctoral studies in molecular and cancer genetics at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Stein has published several papers on genetics, received several grants, and been honored with numerous awards. In addition, he has successfully managed large-scale commercial laboratory operations.

Dr. Stein's extensive experience in bioassay development and laboratory quality control will further SpectraCell's ongoing commitment to its clients and their patients. In doing so, SpectraCell will continue to provide the highest quality laboratory testing and service.

About SpectraCell Laboratories
SpectraCell is a CLIA accredited laboratory that services healthcare providers nationwide by providing an innovative assessment of a patient's nutritional status. Unlike traditional serum, hair and urine tests, SpectraCell's patented FIA(TM) (Functional Intracellular Analysis) process evaluates how an individual's cells respond to varied environments of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. By measuring the functionality of specific vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in a patient's own cells, personal differences in age, genetics, health, prescription drug usage, absorption rate or other factors are taken into consideration, opening a true "window on intracellular function."

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Biology & Chemistry
Jay Weidner, Conspiracy Hunter, Author, Filmmaker and Hermetic Scholar
Guest Occupation: Conspiracy Hunter, Author, Filmmaker, Hermetic Scholar
Guest Biography:

Called by Wired Magazine an “authority on the hermetic and alchemical traditions,” and “erudite conspiracy hunter, ”Jay Weidner is a renowned author, filmmaker and hermetic scholar. Considered to be a ‘modern-day Indiana Jones’ for his ongoing worldwide quests to find clues to mankind’s spiritual destiny via ancient societies and artifacts, his body of work offers great insight into the circumstances that have led to the current global crisis. He is the director of the powerful and insightful documentaries, Kubrick's Odyssey, Infinity; The Ultimate Trip, and the forthcoming feature film, Shasta. He is also the producer of the popular documentary films, 2012 The Odyssey and its sequel, Timewave 2013.

Jay was featured in the History Channel’s documentary, The Lost Book of Nostradamus and was associate producer and featured in the History Channel’s special, Nostradamus 2012, and also in Brad Meltzers, Decoded. He also participated in Jesse Ventura's, Conspiracy Theory for TruTV.

In addition, he is the co-author of The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye; Alchemy and the End of Time, (Destiny Books) and A Monument to the End of Time(with Vincent Bridges), as well as a contributing writer for the book, The Mystery of 2012 (Sounds True).

Guest Category: History, Theory & Conspiracy, TV & Film
Reverend Goddess Charmaine, Reiki Master, Hynotherapist, Aromatherapist, Tantric Energy Specialist, Sex Educator, Counselor, Personal Empowerment Facilitator and Author
Guest Occupation: Reiki Master, Hynotherapist, Aromatherapist, Tantric Energy Specialist, Sex Educator, Counselor, Personal Empowerment Facilitator, Author
Guest Biography:

Reverend Charmaine was ordained by the New Seminary, a school of interfaith theology in New York City. She is a Reiki Master, certified hypnotherapist, trained aromatherapist, and tantric energy specialist.

Reverend Charmaine is a member of (American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists). She is also a member of ASEP (Association of Sexual Energy Professionals).

She assists organizations such as Alternatives to Domestic Violence; the New York City school system; and the New School for Social Research, where she taught stress relief and chakra balancing, and performed aura readings for students.

Reverend Charmaine has been interviewed on radio station WWRL, Channel 9 News, and has also been profiled for her personal growth in the holistic magazine To Your Health.

She was recently featured on Sirius Radio's Playboy Channel, where she was interviewed by host Deanna Brooks regarding her book, The Sensuous Mystic: Uniting Sex and Spirit. She later fielded questions from listeners - one of whom enthusiastically called it "an awesome show"!

She has led workshops in the tri-state area since 1992, and is continually increasing her work as a facilitator of personal empowerment through workshops and one-on-one sessions: the individual sessions include sexual counseling, spiritual counseling, tantric energy work, aura readings and cleansings, chakra balancings, and spiritual tarot readings; her workshops include chakra intensives, Goddess rituals, Second Sunday Services and various others that continue to support empowerment for all.

Her unique methods center on our natural ability to evolve by healing ourselves and others. With her guidance and assistance, one is lead through a series of letting-go processes. These experiences enable one to work through and leave behind a lifetime of fears and paralyzing self-doubt, to attain the position of strength and power that is rightfully their own.

In July, 2000, in a primitive and intense ritual, she was initiated into Goddesshood. From this ceremony, she realized that she'd been called to bring forth the unification of Sex and Spirit.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Self Help, Sex, Tantra Sex, Sexuality, Tarot & Other Cards, Divination
Nash Mourad, Executive Consultant, Strategic Planner, Operations Specialist, Organizational Management Trainer, Communicator, Leadership Developer, Enterprise Architect, Business Analysist, IT Operations Manager and Former U.S. Marine
Guest Occupation: Executive Consultant, Strategic Planner, Operations Specialist, Organizational Management Trainer, Communicator, Leadership Developer, Enterprise Architect, Business Analysist, IT Operations Manager, Former U.S. Marine
Guest Biography:

Nash Mourad is the Founder, President, and Principal Managing Partner of Corporate Facilitator LLC. Mr. Mourad is has served as a Strategic Planning and Operations Transformation Executive and Executive Consultant for 26 years. This experience includes diverse global leadership in strategic planning initiatives, commercial and government service delivery, and providing executive subject matter expertise to organizations on issues of training, communications, stakeholder alignment, leadership development, enterprise architecture, change management and project management. His clients include Fortune 100, US Federal Agencies, US State Governments and a Foreign Government. He served in the US Marine Corps and has held Top Secret clearances. He has Transformation Executive and Operations Management experience of all IT Service functions to include Enterprise Architecture, Program/Project Management Office, Network Infrastructure, and Software Development, Business Analysis, Training Management & Help Desk, leading an array of highly specialized professional management and individual contributor skill sets. In 2010, residing in Shanghai, China for four months, he developed and delivered custom English language training approaches for a variety of students ranging in age from ten to twenty. During this time, he also traveled to Japan, Hong Kong, and Shenzen, China. In 2011, he led the State Government of Alaska through an intensive Enterprise Architecture - Organizational Change Readiness Discovery. In 2012, he performed Discovery Analysis for the State Government of California - California Public Employees Retirement System; he also resided in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he performed an IT Process/Maturity Audit and Enterprise Architecture intensive discovery for the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Guest Category: Business, Management, Technology
Ralph Nader, Social Critic, Influential American, Politician, Consumer Advocate, Attorney, Writer, Author, Lecturer, Senator and First Green Party Presidential Candidate
Guest Occupation: Social Critic, Influential American, Politician, Consumer Advocate, Attorney, Writer, Author, Lecturer, Senator, First Green Party Presidential Candidate
Guest Biography:

“There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.” Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is one of America’s most effective social critics. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the hundred most influential Americans of the twentieth century, his documented criticism of government and industry has had widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power. He is the “U.S.’s toughest customer” says Time magazine. His inspiration and example have galvanized a whole population of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers who in turn have established their own organizations throughout the country.

For over four decades, Nader has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than 100 public interest groups to advocate for solutions. His efforts have helped create a framework of laws, regulatory agencies, and federal standards that have improved the quality of life for two generations of Americans. Because of Ralph Nader we drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments.

The crusading attorney first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. The book led to congressional hearings and a series of automobile safety laws passed in 1966, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Legislation

Since 1966, Nader has been responsible for at least eight major federal consumer protection laws such as the motor vehicle safety laws, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Meat and Poultry Inspection Rules, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Freedom of Information Act. He was instrumental in the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Many lives have been saved by Nader’s involvement in the recall of millions of unsafe consumer products, including defective motor vehicles; in the protection of laborers and the environment; and, in creating an atmosphere of corporate and governmental accountability.

Groups

Nader’s original research organization is the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Study of Responsive Law. Since 1969, the Center has produced innumerable reports on wide-ranging subjects such as the Interstate Commerce Commission, auto and food safety, water pollution and drinking water contamination, occupational hazards, veterans problems, pensions, corporate welfare, and government procurement.

Other Nader inspired groups include the Aviation Consumer Action Project, Center for Auto Safety, Clean Water Action Project, Disability Rights Center, Pension Rights Center, Freedom of Information Clearinghouse, and the Congressional Accountability Project.

Nader also helped establish the PIRGs– Public Interest Research Groups– the student-funded and controlled organizations which function on college campuses in 23 states. Their impact alone has been tremendous. The groups have published hundreds of ground-breaking reports and guides, lobbied for laws in their state legislatures, and called the media’s attention to environmental and energy problems.

The largest of the Nader organizations is Public Citizen, founded in 1971. The groups under the Public Citizen umbrella include Congress Watch, Health Research Group, Critical Mass Energy Project, Global Trade Watch, and the Litigation Group. Public Citizen’s nationwide membership has grown to over 100,000.

Political Action

It is hard to keep up with Nader. He has built an effective national network of citizen groups that have had a major impact in areas ranging from tax reform to nuclear energy to health and safety programs. The ultimate goal of this movement is to give all citizens more rights and remedies for resolving their grievances and for achieving a better society. As The New York Times said, “What sets Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”

Nader’s overriding concern and vision is presently focused on empowering citizens to create a responsive government sensitive to citizens’ needs. The top of Nader’s agenda has been defending the U.S. civil justice system. Corporate lobbyists and certain legislators have worked on both the federal and state levels to restrain consumers’ rights to seek justice in court against wrongdoers in the area of product liability, securities fraud, and medical negligence. Nader co-authored a book on corporate lawyers and the perils of the legal system entitled No Contest.

The current financial crisis is also a large concern of Nader’s; the deregulation of the banking industry in the early 1980s through the late 1990s led to speculative real estate deals and casino capitalism. Taxpayers are now being forced to pick up the tab for the bailout of the Wall Street speculators. This is one of many examples of corporate subsides taxpayers finance through a system Nader calls “corporate welfare.” Nader is also an advocate of insurance reform, including loss-prevention activity and insurance consumer education. He co-authored the book Winning the Insurance Game, and has been working with consumer activists in Massachusetts and California on improving the cost and coverage of automobile and health insurance in those states.

Today, Nader writes and lectures on the growing “imperialism” of multinational corporations and of a dangerous convergence of corporate and government power. With the passage of autocratic trade treaties like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), this merger of corporate and government interests is escalating. Since the 1970s, Nader has advocated for the total abolition of nuclear and fossil fuel energy in favor of solar, tidal, wind, and geothermal sources because of environmental, labor, national security, disaster preparedness, foreign policy, and government accountability concerns. A magazine founded by Nader in 1980, the Multinational Monitor, tracks the global intrusion of multinational corporations and their impact on developing nations, labor, and the environment.

Nader is undaunted by the de-regulatory setbacks posed over the last three decades by four successive administrations from both parties. As such, Nader has been building the foundation of a third political party and a robust progressive political movement since participating in the Green Party’s first presidential campaign in 1996 to challenge the duopoly of the Republican and Democratic parties; or, as Nader calls them, “tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum”. Nader’s political motivation is best demonstrated by his recognition that “You’ve got to keep the pressure on, even if you lose. The essence of the citizen’s movement is persistence.”

The Nader Legacy

Nader certainly has remarkable tenacity, as well as an unshakable commitment to his mission. When asked to define himself, he always responds, “Full-time citizen, the most important office in America for anyone to achieve.”

Nader’s impact on the American political spectrum is enduring. As former U.S. Senator James Abourezk observed, “For the first time in U.S. history, a movement exists whose sole purpose is to keep large corporations and the government honest.”

 

Unsafe at Any Speed

The Designed-In Dangers of The American Automobile.

TIME Magazine just published its list of the “All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books”

This is what TIME Magazine said: “Politics and war, science and sports, memoir and biography — there’s a great big world of nonfiction books out there just waiting to be read. We picked the 100 best and most influential written in English since 1923, the beginning of TIME … magazine”

Ralph Nader’s book Unsafe at Any Speed is number 21 on the list!

Unsafe at Any Speed was published in 1965. It is Ralph’s first book. And it was the book that launched the modern consumer movement.

You can purchase the beautiful hardcover commemorative edition of Unsafe at Any Speed – the American classic that saved hundreds of thousands of lives — autographed by Ralph for $100. You will get a wonderful book, and your $100 dollars will help the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the organization that Ralph founded to keep fighting to make corporations and our government more accountable.

Guest Category: Education, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Lisa Renee, Kundalini Experiencer, Alien Contactee, Acension Guide, Planet Gridworker, Spiritual Mentor, Etheric Surgeon, Starsee Advocate, Columnist and Writer
Guest Occupation: Kundalini Experiencer, Alien Contactee, Acension Guide, Planet Gridworker, Spiritual Mentor, Etheric Surgeon, Starsee Advocate, Columnist, Writer
Guest Biography:

Lisa Renee experienced a spontaneous "kundalini" event several years ago that catalyzed a “Starseed Awakening" to perceive multidimensional realities and communication with the Evolutionary forces of Light. Lisa Renee has been personally contacted and then prepared, trained and downloaded by Interdimensional beings (Extra-terrestrial and Ultra-terrestrial, not from this Universe) known as the Melchizedek and Aurora Guardians. Guided by Guardians, Lisa was biologically upgraded to be downloaded to comprehend the Science of Ascension through the Law of One and its dynamics upon the layers of energy fields. This understanding of Consciousness Technologies was experienced by her own personal evolution and began her transition into an Multidimensional Guide and God-Sovereign-Free (GSF) Steward during this Planet’s Ascension Cycle. She is a Emissary for the Guardian Groups and a spokesperson for the shift of humanity to "Ascension".

Along with the Guardian Groups, her mission is to support humanity through its evolution with education, awareness and by discussing the impacts of the energy shifts upon the planet, human beings and human consciousness. She is an Ascension Guide, Planet Gridworker, Starseed Advocate, Spiritual mentor, Writer, and Etheric surgeon. She writes a monthly column for the Ascension Timeline called Shifting Timelines, which you can find here in the Resources section. Additionally she has just completed the Hieros Gamos System manual, which is a empowered self mastery system, a self focused training manual for any being desiring spiritual freedom to be their own etheric surgeon.

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive
John L. Turner MD, Physics Engineer, Physician, Neurosurgeon, Integral Medicine Authority, Author, Alternative Medicine Researcher and Spiritual Explorer
Guest Occupation: Physics Engineer, Physician, Neurosurgeon, Integral Medicine Authority, Author, Alternative Medicine Researcher, Spiritual Explorer
Guest Biography:

Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Worlds of Divine Intervention, Near-Death Experiences and Universal Energy is a nonfiction narrative about the surgical career and spiritual quest of Dr. John L. Turner and his evolutionary journey into the field of Integral Medicine. After graduating from the Ohio State University with a degree in engineering physics, Dr. Turner continued in graduate school at the Ohio State University, Department of Physics.

Three years into the PhD program, he was given a book about Edgar Cayce, The Sleeping Prophet. This changed the course of his life! He was excited about the existence of a spiritual world and made immediate plans to attend the Ohio State University’s College of Medicine where he earned his M.D. He completed his internship year in general surgery and his first year neurosurgical residency at Ohio State University. He completed the remaining four years of neurosurgical training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

For eighteen years, he served as the sole neurosurgeon on the island of Hawai’i, initially performing lifesaving procedures with a marginally trained staff and substandard equipment. By all measures, John L. Turner is a surgeon with classic western medical credentials. From his first day on call in Hilo, Hawai’i, metaphysical events appeared for his edification and continue to the present day.

Over the past ten years, the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has generated excitement as the next major source for improved better health care delivery. The aim of CAM (or Integral Medicine) is: “To use a complete and as comprehensive as possible approach in treating any illness . . .” This requires the practitioner to use many modes of inquiry to carry out the healing task. These modalities are grounded in empirical research and relate to models of human psychology, consciousness, subconsciousness, alternative medicine and Eastern healing therapies.

In a book entitled Mind, Body and Health: Toward an Integral Medicine by James Gordon, Dennis Jaffe and David Bresler (1984), the authors called on health professionals to “consider the possibility of a universal life force as manifested mentally, physically and spiritually, which is benevolent and at the ground of human development and healing.” In Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations, Dr. Turner encounters this universal life force in a variety of nontraditional healing modalities.

During his career as a surgeon, Dr.Turner’s curiosity drove him to explore several nontraditional healing modalities that broadened the scope of recovery for his patients. These new techniques included the practice of Johrei (the healing art of Japan), chanting and meditation (approaches found in all religious practices throughout history), soul travel and astral projection (as espoused by Eckankar, Robert Bruce and others), and precognition/remote viewing (as developed by Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann and Russell Targ at the Stanford Research Institute).

Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations, is the twenty-year story of Dr. Turner’s contributions to the field of neurosurgery through Integral Medicine. The concept of Integral Medicine has been written about by notable members of the medical community, including Andrew Weil, Larry Dossey, Deepak Chopra, Mehmet Oz and Dean Ornish. Each of these writers is a physician who specializes in internal medicine. What makes John Turner similar to these writers is that he, too, is a physician. What makes him different from these writers is that he is a neurosurgeon. In fact, he is the only brain surgeon to write of medicine from this perspective: hand’s on use of complementary techniques prior to, during and after surgery, and exploration of pathways that lead to the spiritual world.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Medicine, Near Death Experiences, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
William Henry, Investigative Mythologist, Author, Radio Show Host, Seeker, Teacher and Author
Guest Occupation: Investigative Mythologist, Author, Radio Show Host, Seeker, Teacher, Author
Guest Biography:

William Henry is an investigative mythologist, author, radio talk show host, seeker and teacher. In 2007 he is celebrating his 10th anniversary as a self-published author of 14 books and numerous DVD presentations.

He has specialized in synthesizing myth and cutting edge modern science to reveal a startling but undeniable pattern of fact – that throughout history and across widely diverse cultures, there is an absolutely seamless tradition of the existence of gates to the stars, which have been preserved in the art and myths of each era and place. Beings that came from the light of the vastness of the Milky Way, and beyond, did so through these gateways… and left the secrets of a Way to the Stars for us to discover.

Loss of the secrets of this gate has brought great challenges to humanity. Rebuilding the gate is a reachable goal and will transform us into the more advanced beings we seek to become… and already are within us.

Today, physicists call these gates called stargates or wormholes. These cosmic gateways theoretically link regions of the universe millions of light years apart and allow nearly instantaneous communication between these regions.

Guest Category: Divination, Earth & Space, History, Physics & Metaphysics, Religion, Spiritual, Technology

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