Our Teachers

Marc Allen

“Success with ease” is the single phrase that could be used to describe Marc Allen's life journey. Today we know Marc as a highly acclaimed author, speaker, composer, and president and co-founder of New World Library – one of the leading independent publishers in the country, whose authors include luminaries like Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Shakti Gawain, Dan Millman, Joseph Campbell, and Barbara Marx Hubbard, to name just a few.

Marc has written a number of books, including The Magical Path, The Greatest Secret of All, The Millionaire Course, Visionary Business, A Visionary Life, Tantra for the West, and The Ten Percent Solution.

The Magical Path

Patty Ray Avalon

Patty Ray Avalon is a Residential Trainer and lab coordinator at the renowned Monroe Institute in Virginia, where she has been working with Hemi-Sync® technology. She trains participants to use their consciousness to access guidance, improve manifestation, become more creative and learn self-actualization skills. She is the author of over thirty five meditation CDs for Monroe Products, which includes the Hemi-Sync titles: Positively Ageless, The Creative Way, Healing Journeys Support and Inner States—Dawning of Awareness. She is also the author of the consciousness exploration blog, The Inner Zone.

The Monroe Institute's Online Course on Developing Intuition

Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce is an internationally respected author, mystic, and teacher. A true spiritual pioneer, the experiential depth and scope of his knowledge is remarkable. Robert is the author of several bestselling books, including Astral Dynamics, Energy Work and Practical Psychic Self-Defense, and co-author of Mastering Astral Projection and the Mastering Astral Projection Audio Companion with Brian Mercer. Robert has appeared multiple times on Coast to Coast AM and Dreamland Radio, along with other national radio shows.

Robert’s groundbreaking Energy Work system is a revolutionary new method of stimulating and developing the energy body. This system is extremely powerful and effective, yet it is very simple to learn. This energy work system has universal applications. It can be used as a stand-alone system, for spiritual and psychic development, healing and self-healing. It can also be used to empower any traditional system that utilizes subtle energy, including Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, Qi Gong, Martial Arts, etc.

The Astral Dynamics Practical Intensive

William Buhlman

William Buhlman brings a refreshing look to how we can use out-of-body experiences to explore our spiritual identity and enhance our intellectual and physical lives. William is best known for his ability to teach people how to have profound spiritual adventures through the use of out-of-body experiences. In addition, he has developed an extensive series of audio and video programs that are designed to expand awareness and assist in the exploration of consciousness. William has appeared on numerous television and radio shows worldwide. William’s books are currently available in ten languages, including Adventures beyond the Body, The Secret of the Soul, Adventures in the Afterlife and Higher Self Now!

Workshop to be announced

Kenn Day

Kenn Day is a nationally recognized lecturer with over 30 years experience delving into the mysteries of the human spirit. He maintains an active private practice with his wife at Body & Soul in Cincinnati, Ohio and offers a series of shamanic training seminars for those interested in exploring the path of post-tribal Shamanism. He is the author of two books: Dance of Stones: A Shamanic Road Trip, and Post-Tribal Shamanism: A New Look at the Old Ways.

Kenn has studied various indigenous forms of shamanic practice, as well as shiatsu, movement technique, jin shin do, and other body centered therapies. Kenn was on the founding faculty of the Academy of Chinese Acupuncture in Lebanon, Ohio teaching medical qigong and tai chi. He is licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board and certified as a Structural Therapist. He is also an active member of AMHA and founder of Sheya.

Opening Inner Doorways

Joel Fotinos

Joel Fotinos is an author, speaker, teacher, and Vice-President and Publisher for TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House. He has published many bestselling authors and books over the course of his three decades in publishing, by authors including Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way), Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations with God), Donna Eden (Energy Medicine), Judy Collins (Sanity & Grace), and many others. In addition, Joel has worked with the Napoleon Hill Foundation to publish many of Napoleon Hill’s most important and bestselling books, including Think and Grow Rich and The Law of Success.

Fotinos is a nationally known speaker and teacher, and regularly travels around the United States to speak and teach at organizations and spiritual centers. He has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, and was given Science of Mind magazine’s first “Spiritual Hero of the Year” award. Joel is a minister with the Centers for Spiritual Living, and lives with his family in New Jersey.

The Teachings of Napolean Hill

Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami served as a full professor at the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics from 1968 to 1997. He is currently a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect. He has written several other popular books based on his research on quantum physics and consciousness.

Dr. Goswami travels and teaches extensively and is a popular speaker. In his private life, Dr. Goswami is a practitioner of spirituality and transformation, and calls himself a quantum activist. He appeared in the film “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” and its sequel “Down the Rabbit Hole,” as well as the documentaries “Dalai Lama Renaissance” and the award winning “The Quantum Activist.”

Living Quantum Spirituality

Laura Greenwood, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Lois Greenwood has helped thousands of people gain the skills to move from upsetting emotional reactions to objective and compassionate responses for resolving problems. She translates Buddhist methodologies into practical, daily life applications for how to effectively communicate, give difficult feedback, resolve disagreements, and handle upsetting changes. With these tools, people are able to transform their negative emotions and achieve greater contentment and harmony in their work and personal lives.

Dr. Greenwood has designed and delivered more than 30 customized training programs in the fields of leadership, management, emotional intelligence, communication skills, facilitation, team building, customer service, continuous quality improvements, cultural diversity, and women's empowerment.

Emotional Healing: Transforming Attachment, Anger and Indifference (Coming in April, 2018)

Justina Lasley

Justina Lasley, M.A. is the Founder of the Institute for Dream Studies, an internationally recognized program that promotes the understanding and value of dreams to help people claim their uniqueness and full potential. She is the creator of DreamSynergy™, the comprehensive process with proven results for uncovering dream meaning leading to personal transformation.

Justina is the author of several books, including Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dream Group Leaders, In My Dream…a creative dream journal, and her latest book, Wake Up to your Dreams: Transform Your Relationships, Career and Health While You Sleep. She has been featured on television, radio and in numerous newspaper and magazine articles. She is in-demand speaker, trainer, and coach and conducts dream groups and workshops throughout the US and abroad at such venues as Omega Institute and the NY Open Center.

Justina’s 20 years of study and practical experience expand her capabilities as an instructor and enable her successfully to coach individuals on their path of personal growth. Justina shares with clients her enthusiasm, keen insight, and talent for relating to others, facilitating their rapid movement toward a more authentic, spiritual, and fulfilling life.

Dream Synergy

don Oscar Miro-Quesada

Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is the originator of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of cross-cultural shamanism and visionary founder of The Heart of the Healer Alliance (THOTH). A respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, don Oscar’s apprenticeship in northern coastal huachuma curanderismo and initiation into the southeastern Andean paqokuna shaman/priesthood, formally took place between the years 1969 and 1986.

An internationally-acclaimed shamanic teacher, healer and Earth honoring ritualist, don Oscar is also an OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology, UN Invited Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and member of the Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee and the Evolutionary Leaders Circle convened, respectively, by Barbara Marx Hubbard and Deepak Chopra. He has been guiding ethnospiritual apprenticeship expeditions to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia. He is co-author of Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life (Rainbow Ridge, 2013; with Bonnie Glass-Coffin).

The Power of Ritual

Peter Russell

As one of the more revolutionary futurists Peter Russell has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences, in Europe, Japan and the USA. His multi-image shows and videos, The Global Brain and The White Hole in Time have won praise and prizes from around the world. In 1993 the environmental magazine Buzzworm voted Peter Russell "Eco-Philosopher Extraordinaire" of the year.

Peter's many books include The Global Brain, The TM Technique, The Upanishads, The Brain Book, The Creative Manager, The Consciousness Revolution, Waking Up in Time, and From Science to God.

His principal interest is the deeper, spiritual significance of the times we are passing through. His work seeks to distill the essence of the world's spiritual traditions and present it in ways relevant to the current times.

Effortless Being

Stephan A. Schwartz

Scientist, futurist, and award winning author Stephan A. Schwartz is the columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net in both of which he covers trends that are affecting the future. He also writes regularly for The Huffington Post. Academic and research appointments include: Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research; Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute; founder and Research Director of the Mobius laboratory; Director of Research of the Rhine Research Center; and Senior Fellow of The Philosophical Research Society.

For 40 years he has been studying the nature of consciousness, the role of consciousness in social transformation, exceptional human performance, social outcome research, and trends that are affecting the future. Schwartz is part of the small group that founded modern Remote Viewing research, and is the principal researcher studying the use of Remote Viewing in archaeology. He also uses remote viewing to examine the future. Other areas of experimental study include research into creativity, meditation, and Therapeutic Intent/Healing.

Opening to the Infinite

Charles Tart, Ph.D.

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Ph.D., an internationally renowned scientist, author and teacher, pioneered the field of consciousness studies decades ago when he was one of the first Western scientists to promote the study of the physiological and psychological effects of meditation practice. His classic book Altered States of Consciousness made the phrase "altered states" a household term. Currently a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, Dr. Tart has authored 14 books (three of them on Mindfulness) and more than 250 articles in leading professional journals, including Science and Nature.

Not just a laboratory researcher, Dr. Tart has been a student of Aikido (in which he holds a black belt), of meditation, of Gurdjieff's Fourth Way work, and of Buddhism. He has been happily married for more than 50 years and has two children and two grandchildren. His primary goal is still to build bridges between the genuinely scientific and genuinely spiritual communities, and to help bring about a refinement and integration of Western and Eastern approaches for knowing the world and for personal and social growth.

Mindfulness Meditation

Robert Waggoner

Author Robert Waggoner is past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). For the past ten years, he has been the co-editor of the online magazine, The Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams.

Robert's first book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, shows how lucid dreamers can explore the subconscious and its knowing. With fascinating lucid dream examples, thought-provoking questions and exciting techniques, it has been hailed "a classic" by experienced lucid dreamers. His latest book, Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity and Personal Growth, written in collaboration with Carolina McCready, was called the "perfect book for beginners" by easy-lucid-dreaming.com.

Robert frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at national and international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms, and has been interviewed by CNN, CBS News and ABC News (KABC - Los Angeles) about the practice of lucid dreaming. His comments have appeared in media as diverse as DETAILS, The Huffington Post, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Popular Science and Brides magazine.

Lucid Dreaming For Beginners | Lucid Dreaming and Living Lucidly

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was born in Amritsar, India, not long after his parents escaped their Tibetan homeland in 1959 during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. At age 10 Tenzin Rinpoche was ordained as a monk at Menri Monastery near Dolanji, India. There he was recognized by head teacher Lopon Sangye Tenzin Rinpoche as a reincarnation of the famous master Khyung Tul Rinpoche, a renowned meditation master, teacher, scholar and healer who died in the mid-20th century.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was one of the first to bring the precious Bon teachings to the West. In 1988 he was invited by the dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche to teach in Italy, which brought him additional opportunities to teach in other locations throughout Western Europe. Today Rinpoche continues his dedicated efforts to preserve the Bön Buddhist tradition through establishing centers and groups worldwide, through translating and publishing texts, and through teaching Bön as an authentic, living tradition to Western students around the world.
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