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, A Hemi-Sync® Online Workshop

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.

Developing Intuition, A Monroe Institute Online Course

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!

Our Incredible Journey, A Monroe Institute Online Course

Adventures Beyond the Body: Mastering the Out-of-Body Experience

Susan Buhlman

Susan Buhlman is co-author of Higher Self Now!, which reflects on the actions we can take today to enhance our transition from a physical environment to the non physical world. William and Susan Buhlman wrote this book with the deep desire to help inform readers about the continuing reality of our existence and all that it implies. As a hospice volunteer and a certified end-of-life doula, Susan has written Part Two of the book, which examines the transition we call death, suggesting a new paradigm for assisting our loved ones—and ourselves—in making the transition experience an effective launch pad for a profound spiritual journey.

Our Incredible Journey, A Monroe Institute Online Course

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 editorial director at St. Martin's Press. Prior to this, Joel was a vice-president at Penguin Random House, and publisher for the TarcherPerigee imprint. He has published many bestselling authors and books over the course of his three decades in publishing, by authors including Pope Francis (upcoming title), 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 - A Hemi-Sync® Online Workshop

Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.

Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. is an inspiring teacher who combines a friendly, warm, accessible teaching style with precise technical skill. Through his thirty-five years of experience, his groundbreaking self-treatment techniques have brought pain relief and healing to thousands of people.

Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., founded the Acupressure Institute in 1976 and directed it for 33 years. During this time he taught over 100,000 people. His works have sold over a half-million copies bringing hands-on healing to thousands. Michael Gach is the author of the best selling book, Acupressure's Potent Points (Bantam Books), as well as Acu-Yoga, Bum Back Book, Greater Energy, Acupressure Pain Relief, Acupressure for Lovers, and Acupressure for Emotional Healing (Bantam Books).

Acupressure Healing Meditations

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 - A Hemi-Sync® Online Workshop

Tzivia Gover

Tzivia Gover, M.F.A., is a Certified Dream Professional, an author and founder of 350 Dreamers, a global network of people dreaming together for global healing in the face of climate change. She leads dream workshops and offers individual dreamwork with clients in person, by phone, and Skype. A devoted practitioner of mindfulness, both awake and dreaming, Gover is the author of The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep, and Joy in Every Moment.

Institute for Dream Studies Certification Course

Jonathan Hammond

Jonathan is a Maui-based Author, Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer, Shamanic Practioner, and Spiritual Counselor, a graduate of Harvard University and The University of Michigan.

Jonathan is a certified Master Teacher in Shamanic Reiki, Usui and Karuna Reiki. He is on the Advanced Graduate Studies Advisor for Shamanic Reiki Worldwide and an ordained Alaka’i (teacher/guide) in the Hawaiian Shamanic tradition through Aloha International. He teaches classes in Shamanism, Energy Healing, Reiki, Huna and Ho’oponopono at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, The One Spirit Learning Alliance and other major venues around the world. His first book, The Shaman’s Mind – Huna Wisdom to Change your Life, is about contemporary shamanism, the spiritual traditions of Hawaii, and is a practical guide to living life to the fullest.

The Shaman's Mind - A Hemi-Sync® Online Workshop

Thomas Hasenberger

Thomas Hasenberger is a mechanical engineer as well as a TMI Outreach and Guest Residential Facilitator. "Since the end of 1999, I use Hemi-Sync® as a daily exercise and meditation. In recent years, I have held many lectures and lectures especially in the field of self-awareness, meditation, Thanatology and the lucid dreams. In addition to the Hemi-Sync® exercises and meditation, I also practice Japanese tea ceremony in Urasenke style as a mindfulness practice and aikido."

"I prefer to use the term "facilitator" rather than "trainer" because our job is essentially to provide an environment where the practitioner can experience for themselves draw their own conclusions."

Lucid Dreaming Intensive, A Monroe Institute Online Course

Carol Joyce

Carol A. Joyce is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Monroe Institute Residential and Outreach Facilitator, life coach, board-certified clinical hypnotherapist, lecturer, Author of How To Meditate Like a Zen Master in Minutes (available in audio or paperback on Amazon and Skillbites) and published researcher in The Journal of Music Therapy (2004) Mozart versus New Age Music Effects on Relaxation States, C.A. Joyce MA.

Her wide-ranging studies, training, and research in the field of psychology, consciousness exploration, and the mysteries of the subconscious mind have gained Carol the reputation as a powerful trainer and catalyst for deeply desired personal growth and change.

Beyond Meditation, A Monroe Institute Online Course

Ed Kellogg, Ph.D.

Ed Kellogg earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Duke University, did his postdoctoral work at U.C. Berkeley, where he later directed the program of the Air Ion Laboratory. He has authored over 100 papers in fields as diverse as the biochemistry of aging, bioelectricity, general semantics, lucid dreaming, parapsychology, voluntary controls, and the phenomenology of consciousness. He has published his scientific work in peer reviewed journals such as the J. Neurochemistry, the J. Biological Chemistry, the J. Gerontology, Nature, Photochemistry and Photobiology, Toxicology Letters, the J. Bioelectricity, and the International Journal of Biometeorology.

Lucid Dreaming and Living Lucidly

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.


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

Paul Rademacher

For over 25 years, Paul Rademacher has been studying the intersection between consciousness, spirituality and the Christian tradition. He is the former Executive Director of The Monroe Institute, after having attended the Gateway Residential program in 1997, and becoming a residential facilitator in 2001. Before leaving the traditional ministry in 2000, Mr. Rademacher was able to bring together the worlds of spirituality and consciousness by introducing the Monroe methodology to small groups within his congregation. Since then, Paul has been investigating the mysteries of the heart and its capacity to integrate daily life with the spiritual journey. The Conscious Heart: New Realities of Time, Money, Dreaming and Enlightenment, and an upcoming book by the same title, are the result of that very personal and transformative journey.

The Conscious Heart, A Monroe Institute Online Course

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

Luigi Sciambarella

"My journey into the exploration of consciousness began at an early age. This wasn’t deliberate, answers to some of life’s biggest questions arrived before I had a chance to ask them! My early non-physical and lucid dreaming experiences left me with the knowledge that there is much more going on than what we can perceive through our physical senses. "

"As a Residential Trainer at The Monroe Institute, I’m dedicated to bringing more weekend and residential programs to the UK, and am involved in helping to build an explorer community as a UK local chapter network Representative. I also support TMI as a Professional Division Member; taking part in experimental research and developing new applications for the Monroe technologies."

Lucid Dreaming Intensive, A Monroe Institute Online Course

Garrett Stevens

Garrett Stevens is Chairman & President of Interstate Industries, Inc. d/b/a Hemi-Sync®, a conscious media company originally founded by the legendary Robert Monroe. At Hemi-Sync®, he sets strategy and oversees a talented team dedicated to creating tools for optimizing personal growth in the areas of meditation, relaxation, sleep, concentration and wellness. He is also an Outreach Trainer for the Monroe Institute and has offered workshops dealing with various aspects of consciousness, meditation and human potential in the Los Angeles area for several years. His podcast interviews and musings are available at Hemi-Sync.com and other social media outlets.

Garrett previously worked in finance and enjoyed a lengthy career in alternative investments. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

Inner States, A Hemi-Sync Online Course

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

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor, EdD, is President & Executive Director of The Monroe Institute. His vision for TMI is its expanded global distinction as the world’s go-to organization for exploring human consciousness. Scott attended Gateway Voyage® in 1983, became an Outreach Trainer in 1985, and Residential Trainer in 1998.

His first-hand encounter in a shared NDE occurred in 1981 and he has been committed to exploring his own and others' experiences and raising awareness ever since. A known researcher and speaker in the field of NDE studies, Dr. Taylor's doctoral dissertation is entitled Near-Death Experiences: Discovering and living in unity.

Beyond Meditation

Gillian Thetford

Gillian Thetford’s lucid dreaming adventure began in March of 2016 when she had a spontaneous lucid dream that was so vivid and powerful that when she awoke, she decided to learn everything she could about the lucid state. After reading the scientific research and personal accounts of l ucid dreaming as a treatment for Anxiety disorders, she focused her lucid dreaming practice on her own healing from panic attacks. She felt firsthand the powerful healing one can achieve by working with the lucid state, and she has since focused her lucid dreams on all aspects of psychological and emotional growth.

Lucid Dreaming and Living Lucidly

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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