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Great Mystery Faculty

Some of our esteemed Faculty members

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Adam McLeod, B.Sc. A gifted energy healer and molecular biologist combining his Native American ancestry, healing background, and channelled insights. Resources>

Alberto Villoldo Anthropologist trained in the healing practices of the Amazon and Andes, founded The Four Winds Society, trains in the practice of shamanic energy medicine. Resources>

Andrew Cohen Spiritual teacher, cultural visionary, and founder of EnlightenNext and its award-winning publication EnlightenNext magazine. Resources>

Andrew Harvey Renowned and distinguished mystical scholar, Rumi translator and explicator, poet, novelist, spiritual teacher and architect of Sacred Activism. Resources>

Barbara Marx Hubbard A prolific futurist, author and public speaker, she is President of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, which she co-founded with Sidney Lanier. Resources>

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. Internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit, regarded as one of the leading voices of the new biology. Resources>

Byron Katie, a spiritual innovator for the new millennium, has developed a process of inquiry called The Work that helps identify and question the thoughts that create our experience. Resources>

Caroline Casey Visionary activist astrologer devoted to the principle that imagination lays the tracks for the reality train to follow. Resources>

Christine Page, M.D. Known as a mystical physician she is a gifted intuitive, mystic and alchemist, sharing her insights and knowledge through teaching, soul readings and writing. Resources>

Coleman Barks Renowned author and poet, internationally recognized for his inspired translations of the mystic Rumi's spontaneous, ecstatic poetry. Resources>

Dadi Janki Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris, she is a visionary whose uniqueness lies in her unswerving optimism and a heart that is rich with compassion. Resources>

Danah Zohar Management thought leader, physicist, philosopher, author, known for her work on spiritual intelligence and spiritual capital and their connection with sustainability Resources>

Daniel Pinchbeck Author, activist, editorial director of Reality Sandwich, cofounder of Evolver.net, and founding editor of the literary journal Open City. Resources>

David Carson, of Native American Choctaw descent, co-creator of Medicine Cards and a novelist who has written for newspapers, films and social reform publications. Resources>

David Whyte Captivating speaker with a blend of poetry and insightful commentary, taking his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development. Resources>

Deepak Chopra, M.D. Global leader in the field of mind-body medicine transforming the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Resources>

Don Beck Developer of Spiral Dynamics, a multidimensional model for understanding the evolutionary transformation of human values and cultures. Resources>

Donna Eden Gifted energy healer with the inborn ability to see the body's energies, co-founder of Energy Medicine Institute with her partner David Feinstein, Ph.D. Resources>

Edgar Mitchell, Sc,D. Apollo 14 astronaut and sixth person to walk on the moon, founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences to conduct and sponsor research into consciousness. Resources>

Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D., Evolution biologist, futurist, author and consultant on Living Systems Design, former United Nations consultant on indigenous peoples. Resources>

Ellis Cose One of America's most renowned journalists, has worked with the Truth and Reconciliation Committees in Peru, South Africa, Ghana, and East Timor. Resources>

Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D. Founder and President of the Club of Budapest and a pioneer in the area of systems philosophy and general theory of evolution. Resources>

Flordemayo Master story teller, founder of the Institute for Natural and Traditional Knowledge, one of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Resources>

Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. Theoretical physicist, writer of popular books on physics, featured in the film “What the Bleep Do We Know?” Resources>

Freddy Silva Writer, photographer, documentary producer, expert on ancient temples and sacred sites, leading researcher of the interaction between temples and consciousness. Resources>

Gabrielle Roth Dancer, philosopher, urban shaman, creator of The Roth 5Rhythms, founder and director of The Moving Center, Raven Recordings, and The Mirrors. Resources>

Helen Caldicott, M.D. Physician, author, anti-nuclear advocate, Founding President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. Resources>

Helena Norberg-Hodge Linguist, writer, activist, founder/director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture, board member of the International Forum on Globalization. Resources>

Howard Martin Executive VP and key spokesperson for HeartMath, a program based on scientific research linking heart function with health, emotional well-being and intelligence. Resources>

Huston Smith Considered the world’s foremost religious scholar, his landmark books and documentary films open the eyes of the world to the invisible geometry that shapes human spirituality. Resources>

Jack Kornfield A founder of The Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center, he is one of the key Buddhist teachers to introduce mindfulness and vipassana meditation to the West. Resources>

Jacque Fresco Co-creator with Roxanne Meadows of The Venus Project, a holistic design of sustainable cities, energy efficiency, and natural resource management. Resources>

James Redfield Author, lecturer, screenwriter, film producer, and environmental activist, he writes widely on the topic of human spiritual awareness. Resources>

Jan Phillips Evolutionary artist, award-winning author, social activist, cofounder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation and the Syracuse Cultural Workers. Resources>

Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. Anthropologist, writer, activist, and Amazonian projects director for the Swiss NGO, Nouvelle Planète. Resources>

Joanne Shenandoah Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy - the direct descendent of Leon Shenandoah. Resources>

John Hagelin, Ph.D., Particle physicist, three-time candidate for President of the United States, and director of the Transcendental Meditation movement for the US. Resources>

John Major Jenkins Researcher into the astronomical and esoteric connections of the calendar systems used by the Maya civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Resources>

John Perkins Former economic hit man, CEO of a successful alternative energy company, an expert on indigenous cultures and shamanism, and a writer. Resources>

José Arguelles First introduced the date December 21, 2012 into mass consciousness, initiator of the Harmonic Convergence global peace meditation of 1987, one of the originators of Earth Day. Resources>

Joseph Chilton Pearce World renowned thinker, advocate of evolutionary child-rearing practices, with broadly based expertise in human development. Resources>

Jude Currivan, Ph.D. Visionary cosmologist, healer, anthropologist, international business leader, and Worldshift20 Council member. Resources>

Judith Orloff, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with intuition, energy, and spirituality for physical and emotional healing. Resources>

Klaus Heinemann Orb expert, holds a Ph.D. in experimental physics, worked for many years in materials science research at NASA, UCLA, professor at Stanford University. Resources>

Lama Surya Das American-born lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, spiritual activist, poet, chantmaster, teacher and spokesperson for Buddhism in the West. Resources>

Larry Dossey, M.D. Medical visionary, author and researcher who champions innovative, holistic medical paradigms that affirm the inseparable unity of body, mind and spirit. Resources>

Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, integrates western medicine and Native American healing in a unique way that involves healing through community. Resources>

Llyn Roberts, M.A. Prominent teacher of healing and shamanism, a modern-day mystic and Buddhist trained therapist whose work inspires a deep sense of belonging with the natural world. Resources>

Lynne Franks The UK’s foremost women’s empowerment guru, founder of SEED Sustainable Enterprise and Empowerment Dynamics, creator of B.Hive unique and stylish women’s business lounges and hub. Resources>

Lynne Twist Global activist, author, and teacher devoted to sustainability and economic integrity, original member of The Hunger Project, founder of The Soul of Money Institute. Resources>

Marianne Williamson Spiritual activist, author, lecturer, founder of The Peace Alliance and Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program serving the homebound with AIDS Resources>.

Martina Hoffmann Visionary painter and sculptress whose paintings are inspired by meditation, shamanic journeys and dreams, with the sacred feminine as a central theme. Resources>

Michael Harner Founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on experiential and practical shamanism. Resources>

Michio Kaku, Ph.D. is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics, co-founder of string field theory, and communicator and popularizer of science. Resources>

Miguel Angel Vergara Calleros Master teacher and transmitter of Mayan cosmovision, astronomy, calendar, glyphs and symbols, medicine and healing. Resources>

Norman Shealy, M.D., A neurosurgeon at Duke University, founder of the American Holistic Medical Association and the Pain Rehabilitation Center at the Shealy Institute. Resources>

Oriah Mountain Dreamer Poet and story-teller, a lover of words that lift our spirits, open our hearts and offer us ways to see patterns and create meaning in our lives. Resources>

Peter Russell Author, physicist, revolutionary futurist, film producer, the environmental magazine Buzzworm voted Peter Russell "Eco-Philosopher Extraordinaire". Resources>

Ram Dass A beloved spiritual figure teaching the path of the heart and promoting service in the areas of socially-conscious business practices and care for the dying. Resources>

Richard Tarnas Philosopher, cultural historian, professor of philosophy and psychology at CIIS and director of its graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. Resources>

Rick Jarow Associate Professor of Religion at Vassar College, former Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, teaches interfacing inner experience with effective action in the world. Resources>

Robert Thurman Professor at Columbia University, received Upasika and Vajracharya ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, cofounder of Tibet House in New York City. Resources>

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. Biologist and researcher of animal and plant development and behaviour, telepathy, perception and metaphysics, created the concept of Morphic Fields. Resources>

Russell Targ A brilliant scientist and pioneer of Remote Viewing, co-founder of the U.S. Intelligence communities' investigation of psychic abilities at Stanford Research Institute. Resources>

Sandra Ingerman teaches workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Resources>

Satish Kumar Former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, recipient of the Gandhi prize, editor of Resurgence and a visiting Fellow at Schumacher College. Resources>

Stanislav Grof, M.D. Researcher, teacher, author, visionary, founder of the International Transpersonal Association, co-creator of Holotropic Breathwork. Resources>

Starhawk Author and activist teaching the techniques and creative power of earth-based spirituality through the tools of magic, ritual, permaculture and the skills of activism. Resources>

Thom Hartmann The top progressive radio talk show host in America, scholar of the US Constitution, ADHD, electronic voting fraud, and environmental issues. Resources>

Thomas Moore Former monk, musician, university professor, and psychotherapist, his work focuses on holistic medicine, spirituality, archetypal psychotherapy, and the arts. Resources>

Tom Robbins Author of wildly poetic stories with a strong social and philosophical undercurrent, an irreverent bent, and scenes extrapolated from carefully researched bizarre facts. Resources>

Vandana Shiva Physicist and social activist renown for her work in biodiversity, contributing in fundamental ways to changing the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Resources>

William Bloom, Ph.D. One of the UK’s most experienced teachers, healers and authors in the field of holistic development. Resources>

William Tiller, Ph.D. Founding director of the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine and Institute of Noetic Sciences. Conducts research into of the field of psychoenergetics. Resources>

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