Bluetech Return to top of page

Bluetech (Evan Bartholomew) is an electronic producer who creates a varied selection of downtempo music. Bluetech’s music is very diverse, even for an electronic artist. He places significant emphas...


2012 Authors

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Arjuna Ardagh José Argüelles, Ph.D. Gregg Braden Carl Johan Calleman, Ph.D. Gill Edwards Jean Houston, Ph.D. Barbara Marx Hubbard Janosh John Major Jenkins Lawrence E. Joseph John Lamb Las...


Rachel Carlton Abrams

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Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, is a family practice physician specializing in holistic medicine. A student of Mantak Chia for 20 years, she has co-authored three books on Taoist sexuality with her husband...


Patricia Aburdene

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Patricia Aburdene is one of the world's leading social forecasters and co-author of four Megatrends books with John Naisbitt—including the New York Times bestseller Megatrends 2000. She is a highly...


Jeanne Achterberg

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Jeanne Achterberg, PhD (1942–2012) Dr. Achterberg was a scientist who received international recognition for her pioneering research in medicine and psychology. A faculty member for 11 years at Sout...


Salima Adelstein

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Maxine Salima Adelstein, MEd, DD, helps people to discover and embody the deep truth of their beauty and essence through her work as a healer and teacher. Ms. Adelstein is dean of education, chair of...



Adyashanti Return to top of page

Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the...


Stephen Aizenstat

Stephen Aizenstat Return to top of page

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the chancellor and founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has explored the power of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 ye...


Susan Albers

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Susan Albers, PsyD, is a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic specializing in relationship and weight issues. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and her work has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazin...


Mark Albion

Mark Albion Return to top of page

Mark Albion is a social entrepreneur. He has cofounded six start-ups, including Net Impact (formerly called Students for Responsible Business), is the creator of the Making a Life Worldwide newsletter...


Eben Alexander

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Eben Alexander III, MD, a renowned academic neurosurgeon, spent 55 years honing his scientific world view, until a rare illness left him in a coma. Seven days later, he awoke from a transcendental nea...


Jorge Alfano

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A sought after musician, producer, and sound healer, Jorge has played with artists such as Astor Piazzolla, Mercedes Sosa, Richie Havens, Glen Velez, Paul Horn, Steven Halpern, and many others. An ord...


Lama Tsultrim Allione

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Lama Tsultrim Allione is an author, an internationally known Buddhist teacher, and the founder of Tara Mandala, a mountain retreat center on 700 acres south of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Lama Tsultrim...


A.H. Almaas

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A.H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali who has written more than 14 books including his most recent The Unfolding Now. In 1976, he founded the Ridhwan School, an organization with members in Nor...


Margot Anand

Margot Anand Return to top of page

Margot Anand is a student of world mystical practices, particularly the role of sexuality in sacred traditions. Her bestselling book The Art of Sexual Ecstasy helped introduce Western readers to the s...


Shri Anandi Ma

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Shri Anandi Ma is a meditation and yoga teacher with students and disciples in India, Europe, and North America. She is the spiritual heir of the legendary teacher Shri Dhyanyogi Madhusudandasji, who...


Ted Andrews

Ted Andrews Return to top of page

Ted Andrews (1952-2009) Ted Andrews was an internationally recognized author, teacher, mystic, and master storyteller in the shamanic tradition. He is the author of over 35 books, including the bests...


Jack Angelo

Jack Angelo Return to top of page

Jack Angelo has been a teacher, writer, and healer in the fields of energy medicine and natural spirituality since the mid-1980s. Since then he has developed Distant Healing—a comprehensive heali...


Nguyen Anh-Huong

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Nguyen Anh-Huong is one of the first students ordained as a dharma teacher by Thich Nhat Hanh. She has taught Mindfulness Practices across the U.S. since 1988....


Arjuna Ardagh

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Arjuna Ardagh is the founder of the Living Essence Foundation in Nevada City, California, a non-profit organization dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life. He...


Kimba Arem

Kimba Arem Return to top of page

Kimba Arem is an international recording artist whose eight CDs include Peace Journey and Creation's Overtone. Classically trained in piano and flute, she holds a BS in molecular and cellular biology,...


Jose Arguelles

Jose Arguelles Return to top of page

José Argüelles 1939-2011 José Argüelles was an author, artist, and educator who founded Planet Art Network and the Foundation for the Law of Time. As one of the originators of the Earth Day conce...


Father Carl Arico

Father Carl Arico Return to top of page

Father Carl Arico is a founding member and the current vice president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Father Arico has practiced Centering Prayer since 1975 and taught the prayer since 1978. He is kno...


Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong Return to top of page

Karen Armstrong is a freelance writer who lives in London. Her bestselling tell-all book Through the Narrow Gate details the seven years that she served as a Roman Catholic nun. Today she lectures on...


Angeles Arrien

Angeles Arrien Return to top of page

Angeles Arrien, PhD (1940 – 2014) received her master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and her doctorate from the California Institute for Integral Studies. Dr. Arrien's tea...


Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki

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Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki is director of The Servants of the Light School in England, and has taught thousands of students in the esoteric path. A third generation occultist, she is author of 17 books,...


Thomas Ashley-Farrand

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Thomas Ashley-Farrand (1940 - 2010) Thomas Ashley-Farrand was one of the West’s foremost authorities of Vedic and Buddhist Sanskrit mantras. He was recognized for his flawless mastery of mantra pr...


Atlantic Arts Ensemble

Atlantic Arts Ensemble Return to top of page

The Atlantic Arts Ensemble is a group of musicians, music therapists, researchers, teachers and sound healers. They are led by Dr. Joseph Nagler, a musician and music therapist who has been featured o...


Rara Avis

Rara Avis Return to top of page

Rara Avis is a U.K.-born, West Coast-based composer, performer, and vibrational medicine man. His current focus is on music for the healing arts-dance, yoga, tai chi, massage, meditation-but he also l...


Elizabeth Ayres

Elizabeth Ayres Return to top of page

Elizabeth Ayres has taught writing for more than thirty years at New York University and the College of New Rochelle; through “Poets in the Schools” and “Poets and Writers”; in libraries and s...


Nicolai Bachman

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Nicolai Bachman has been teaching Sanskrit, ayurveda, chanting, and yoga-related topics for over ten years. He studied extensively at the American Sanskrit Institute, VagYoga Institute in India, the A...


Margo Shapiro Bachman

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Margo Shapiro Bachman, MA, is a mother of two, a nationally certified Ayurvedic practitioner, and a RYT500 registered yoga teacher. She has studied and practiced Western herbal medicine, yoga, and med...


Christina Baldwin

Christina Baldwin Return to top of page

Christina Baldwin is an author, educator, speaker, and retreat leader. She is known for her groundbreaking work in the fields of personal writing, group process, and spirituality. With author, Ann Lin...


Coleman Barks

Coleman Barks Return to top of page

Coleman Barks is a leading scholar and translator of the 13th-century Persian mystic Jelaluddin Rumi. In addition to publishing two books of his own poetry (The Juice and Gourd Seed), Barks has publis...


Sondra Barrett

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Sondra Barrett, PhD, is a medical scientist and teacher who earned her degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois Medical School followed by post-doctoral training in immunology and hemato...


Richard Bartlett

Richard Bartlett Return to top of page

Richard Bartlett, D.C., N.D., holds a doctorate in chiropractic and a degree in naturopathy from Bastyr University. After discovering his own extraordinary healing capabilities, Bartlett created Matri...


Edward W. Bastian

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Edward W. Bastian, PhD, is a Buddhist scholar and teacher and was executive producer for a series of award-winning BBC and PBS programs about religion and three films about Tibetan Buddhism for the Na...


Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor Return to top of page

Stephen Batchelor was trained as a monk in the Tibetan and Korean Zen traditions, and currently serves as Director of Studies at Sharpham College in Devon, England. He has authored Alone with Others;...


Peter Baumann

Peter Baumann Return to top of page

Peter Baumann began his career as a member of the internationally acclaimed 1970s band Tangerine Dream and later founded the Private Music record label. Instead of being derailed by early fame and for...


Sera Beak

Sera Beak Return to top of page

Sera Beak is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions who spent years traveling the world studying spirituality with Sufi dervishes, Tibetan monks, Croatian mystics, shamans, and more....


Charlotte Joko Beck

Charlotte Joko Beck Return to top of page

Charlotte Joko Beck (1917–2011) taught Zen to students around the world. A truly influential and widely admired teacher, she was the founder of the Zen Center in San Diego, which she ran for mor...


Don Beck

Don Beck Return to top of page

Don Beck, Ph.D. co-founded the National Values Institute and is CEO of the Spiral Dynamics Group, Inc.He has used Spiral Dynamics for over thirty years to find solutions to real problems, including ov...


Martha Beck

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Martha Beck is a monthly columnist at O: The Oprah Magazine. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Diet (Crown, 2003), Finding Your Own North Star (Three Rivers Press, 2001), and Exp...


Michael Bernard Beckwith

Michael Bernard Beckwith Return to top of page

Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a transdenominational community in Los Angeles. He is the founder of the University of Trans...


Alessandra Belloni

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Alessandra Belloni is a singer, percussionist, dancer, and actress who stands as one of the most important voices of traditional southern Italian music and dance today. For her mastery of musical styl...


Benedictine Nuns of the Abbey of Regina Laudis

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Regina Laudis is a monastery of contemplative Benedictine women living in union with the Roman Catholic Church and following the Rule of St. Benedict according to the Primitive Observance. Founded in...


William Bengston

William Bengston Return to top of page

William Bengston, PhD, is a professor of sociology at St. Joseph's College in New York and author of The Energy Cure. In his early 20s, he received hands-on healing that ended his chronic back pain. A...


Steve Bhaerman

Steve Bhaerman Return to top of page

Steve Bhaerman is an author, educator, syndicated columnist, and workshop leader best known for his alter-ego, the “cosmic comic” Swami Beyondananda. He is author of four books and cofounder of Pa...


Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan

Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan Return to top of page

Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan began studying music at the age of eight and went on to earn both BA and MM degrees. Learning several instruments in her earlier years, she later concentrated on the viola...


Tessa Bielecki

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Tessa Bielecki is Mother Abbess of the Spiritual Life Institute, a Carmelite community with hermitages in Colorado, Nova Scotia, and Ireland. She studied for a career in international relations at Tri...


Beryl Bender Birch

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Beryl Bender Birch is the bestselling author of Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga, and Boomer Yoga; she is also one of the most popular yoga teachers in the United States. With degrees in philosophy and c...


Judith Blackstone

Judith Blackstone Return to top of page

Judith Blackstone, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychotherapist in New York and an innovative teacher in contemporary spirituality who has shared the Realization Process with students across the US sin...


Peter Block

Peter Block Return to top of page

Peter Block is an author, consultant, and resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, whose work focuses upon chosen accountability and the reconciliation of community. He is the author of several bestselling book...



Bodhipaksa Return to top of page

Bodhipaksa was born Graeme Stephen in Scotland, and currently lives and teaches in New Hampshire. He is a Buddhist teacher and author who has been practicing within the Friends of the Western Buddhist...


Father Murray Bodo

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Murray Bodo, O.F.M is a Franciscan priest, associate professor, and writer-in-residence at Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky. He is the author of A Retreat with Francis and Clare of Assis...


Jean Shinoda Bolen

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Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. An internationally renowned lecturer and workshop leader, she is autho...


Sylvia Boorstein

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Sylvia Boorstein is an author, grandmother, a cofounding teacher of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachu...


Joan Borysenko

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Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a cancer cell biologist, a licensed psychologist, and a yoga and meditation instructor. A cofounder and former director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospita...


Cynthia Bourgeault

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Modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader, Cynthia Bourgeault divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage in Maine, and a demanding schedule...


Jeff Bova

Jeff Bova Return to top of page

Jeff Bova is a Grammy Award™-winning producer and composer who began exploring music for feng shui years ago when he first witnessed the tradition’s positive effects in his own studio. He live...


Tara Brach

Tara Brach Return to top of page

Tara Brach has been practicing and teaching meditation since 1975, as well as leading Buddhist meditation retreats at centers throughout North America. She is a clinical psychologist, the founder of...


Gregg Braden

Gregg Braden Return to top of page

Gregg Braden is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. For more than two decades, he has immersed himself in researching gl...


Brené Brown

Brené Brown Return to top of page

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work who has spent the past 10 years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and sham...


Byron Brown

Byron Brown Return to top of page

Byron Brown has been a Ridhwan teacher since 1990. He leads groups, works with individuals, and trains teachers of the Diamond Approach in the Ridhwan School. He has taught workshops on the superego a...


Tommy Brunjes

Tommy Brunjes Return to top of page

Tommy Brunjes, also known as Tommy Be, is a highly acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, composer, and master of the frame drum and world percussion instruments. He has collaborated with platinum-selling a...


William Buhlman

William Buhlman Return to top of page

William Buhlman has researched over 16,000 cases of the out-of-body phenomenon in 42 countries, as well as having his own personal explorations for four decades. He teaches workshops and lectures on t...


Vidyamala Burch

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Vidyamala Burch has suffered from chronic back pain for more than 30 years due to congenital weakness, a car accident, and multiple surgeries. She is a cofounder of the well-respected Breathworks orga...


Rachel Cahn

Rachel Cahn Return to top of page

Rachel Cahn, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, CO. She is particularly interested in the ways in which we can change the quality of our lives and restore our innate sense of...


Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron Return to top of page

Julia Cameron is the author of the national bestselling book, The Artist's Way. An award winning writer and director, she has created feature films, movies of the week and episodic television, six ful...


Don Campbell

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Don Campbell (1947–2012) Don Campbell was respected internationally for his work as a teacher and researcher in the fields of music, sound, health, and learning. Often described as a man who has lis...


Jack Canfield

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Jack Canfield is the founder and co-creator of the New York Times number-one best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which currently has 43 titles and 75 million copies in print in over 33 lang...


Mariana Caplan

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Mariana Caplan, PhD, received degrees in cultural anthropology, counseling psychology, and contemporary spirituality. However, she attributes the majority of her education and inspiration to years of...


Valerie Carpenter

Valerie Carpenter Return to top of page

Valerie Carpenter is the founding director of The Vestibule Center for Sound Healing and cofounder of the Bay Area Sound Healing Alliance. She is a Sound Healing practitioner with certifications from...


Caroline W. Casey

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Caroline W. Casey is a visionary activist-astrologer whose unique fusion of astrology, compassionate social activism, esoteric spiritual traditions, and humor is known to audiences internationally. Sh...


Jamie Catto

Jamie Catto Return to top of page

Jamie Catto is the creative catalyst behind the global philosophy, music, and film project 1 Giant Leap and a founding member of dance music super-group Faithless, whose greatest hits album was the fa...


Gael Chiarella

Gael Chiarella Return to top of page

Gael Chiarella Alba, RYT, began a professional study of yoga, meditation, and alternative medicine in 1978. Her work is based on the eight limbs of yoga, a study that led her to found the Yokibics® I...


Ann Marie Chiasson

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Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, is Canadian Board Certified in family practice. She has a private integrative and energy medicine practice in Tucson, Arizona, where she offers consultations, treatments,semina...


Pema Chödrön

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Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She...


Deepak Chopra

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Deepak Chopra is an endocrinologist specializing in internal medicine, and the former chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital. Known best for his national best-selling books, Quantum Heali...


Christopher of the Wolves

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Christopher of the Wolves has played his unique music in 20 countries around the world, where he learned much about the healing powers of music. Author photo © Christopher Ranck 2010...


Alan Clements

Alan Clements Return to top of page

Alan Clements is an author, activist, performing artist, former Buddhist monk, and one of the West’s foremost nonsectarian dharma teachers. He is also a leading authority on Burma’s nonviolent str...


Master Stephen Co

Master Stephen Co Return to top of page

Master Stephen Co is a personal student of Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui and one of only two Certified Master Pranic Healers in the world. He is a senior instructor at the World Pranic Healing Organization...


Ken Cohen

Ken Cohen Return to top of page

Ken Cohen, M.A. (, is a renowned qigong master, health educator, and winner of the Lifetime Achievement award in energy medicine. A former collaborator with Alan Watts, he is the...


Tom Colletti

Tom Colletti Return to top of page

Tom Colletti is a multi-faceted music producer, percussionist and the founder of Fire Productionz, LLC in New York City. He earned a degree in the field of Audio Engineering from the Institute of Audi...


Julia Colwell

Julia Colwell Return to top of page

Julia B. Colwell, PhD, has spent over three decades and many thousands of hours with individuals, couples, and groups, exploring the world of relationships. Julie received her training as a clinical p...


Nancy Connor

Nancy Connor Return to top of page

Nancy Connor is the founder of Ringing Rocks Foundation, an organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of healing practices and spiritual traditions. A successful entrepreneur, she s...


John Consemulder

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John Consemulder is an international composer, writer, record producer, and live artist. He has more than fifty international releases on labels such as Soma, Sony, and Warner Brothers, and most recen...


Rabbi David A. Cooper

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Rabbi David A. Cooper has been called one of today's leading teachers of Jewish meditation.He is an active student of the world's great spiritual traditions and is the author of many books, including...


Stephen Cope

Stephen Cope Return to top of page

Stephen Cope is the director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, the largest yoga research institute in the Western world—with a team of scientists affiliated with major medical schoo...


Lionel Corbett

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Lionel Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of The Religious Function of the Psyche and many professional articl...


Seane Corn

Seane Corn Return to top of page

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher who has been featured in over 50 different print and broadcast media including The Today Show. An active humanitarian, Seane is the national yo...


Judith Cornell

Judith Cornell Return to top of page

Judith Cornell, PhD, (1941–2010) was an internationally acclaimed speaker, seminar and retreat leader, and researcher who served as assistant professor of transpersonal psychology at Holos Universit...


Dee Coulter

Dee Coulter Return to top of page

Dee Coulter, EdD, is a nationally recognized neuroscience educator with a master's degree in special education from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in neurological studies and holistic educ...


Eliot Cowan

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Eliot Cowan is the founder of the Blue Deer Center in Margaretville, New York, where he provides training in plant spirit medicine and other traditions. For many years, he apprenticed with the shaman...


Raphael Cushnir

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Raphael Cushnir is a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness. He has shared his unique approach to personal and professional development with millions of reader...


Cyndi Dale

Cyndi Dale Return to top of page

Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, intuitive healer, and visionary. She is president of Life Systems Services, a corporation that offers intuitive-based healing, destiny coachi...


Aleya Dao

Aleya Dao Return to top of page

Aleya Dao is a sound healer, musician, energetic practitioner, and acupuncturist who holds a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine. She works and lives in California, offering teaching and sound heal...


David Darling

David Darling Return to top of page

"Maverick cellist” is the phrase most often assigned to Grammy-nominated artist David Darling, but it hardly captures the richness, diversity, breadth, and sense of humor of a man who literally rede...


Krishna Das

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Krishna Das is an internationally acclaimed recording artist and cofounder of the Triloka world music label. His albums include Live on Earth (Triloka, 2000), Pilgrim Heart (Triloka, 1999), and One Tr...


Lama Surya Das

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Lama Surya Das is one of the most learned and highly trained American-born lamas in the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. For over 30 years, he has studied with the great spiritual masters of Tibet, India,...


Ram Dass

Ram Dass Return to top of page

Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an already eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr.Timothy Leary. He continued his psychedelic research unti...


Dastan Ensemble

Dastan Ensemble Return to top of page

Dastan Ensemble is a meeting of four of Iran's most accomplished and daring performers of classical Persian music. While each member of this extraordinary ensemble is an acknowledged master of the cla...


Nan De Grove

Nan De Grove Return to top of page

Nan de Grove has taught astrology in the United States and Europe since 1980. She is the author of the forthcoming book Beauty and the Beast: Chiron and the Dark Lover....


John de Kadt

John de Kadt Return to top of page

John de Kadt is a percussionist and drum poet who has played ethnic hand-percussion instruments for more than 25 years. He has studied with masters around the world and plays drums from countries such...


Maneesh de Moor

Maneesh de Moor Return to top of page

Maneesh de Moor lives and works in Amsterdam. An accomplished keyboardist, composer, and producer, de Moor has collaborated with Deva Premal, Praful, and Prem Joshua, and specializes in the crossover...


Marjorie de Muynck

Marjorie de Muynck Return to top of page

Marjorie de Muynck, M. Mus., MSOM, Hon.,Creator of Ohm TherapeuticsNovember 25, 1952 – January 25, 2011 Born into a musical family, Marjorie de Muynck's interest in tuning forks, sound, and vib...


David Deida

David Deida Return to top of page

David Deida is internationally renowned for his revolutionary insights into mens and womens consciousness and his commitment to deepening genuine spiritual and sexual practice. His books are published...


Michael Brant DeMaria

Michael Brant DeMaria Return to top of page

Michael Brant DeMaria, PhD, is a psychologist and multiaward winning composer. A Grammy® nominee who has played on stage with world-renowned poets and musicians, he first recognized the healing poten...


Tryshe Dhevney

Tryshe Dhevney Return to top of page

Tryshe Dhevney is a recording artist, authority in the field of vocal sound healing, and author of SOUNDShifting: Your Personal Guide to Self-Healing with Sound. She teaches sound healing and chakra t...


Joe Dominguez

Joe Dominguez Return to top of page

The late Joe Dominguez was born in Spanish Harlem, and worked for ten years on Wall Street as a financial analyst. He retired at age 30 in 1969, and spent the rest of his life teaching people how to a...


Wendy Doniger

Wendy Doniger Return to top of page

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, and the translator of numerous Sanskrit texts including the Rig Veda, Laws...


Larry Dossey

Larry Dossey Return to top of page

Larry Dossey, M.D is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on the synergy of physical health and spiritual awareness. Decorated for valor as a battalion surgeon in the Vietnam War, Dr....


Neil Douglas-Klotz

Neil Douglas-Klotz Return to top of page

Neil Douglas-Klotz, PhD, (Saadi Shakur Chishti) is a world-renowned scholar in religious studies, spirituality, and psychology. Living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he directs the Edinburgh Institute for A...


Danny Dreyer

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Danny Dreyer, a running coach and nationally ranked ultramarathoner, has more than 30 years of running experience. He is a student of renowned T’ai Chi master George Xu and has been published in Run...


Katherine Dreyer

Katherine Dreyer Return to top of page

Katherine Dreyer combines 25 years in the health and fitness publishing industry with nearly 20 years of studying Eastern philosophy and practices. From 1991–1995, she was president of New Hope Comm...


Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer Return to top of page

Wayne Dyer, PhD, is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He is the author of over 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on...


Jay Earley

Jay Earley Return to top of page

Jay Earley, PhD is a psychologist, group leader, psychotherapist, teacher, and theorist. He is a specialist in IFS Therapy and the author of numerous books, including Self-Therapy. See personal-growth...


Donna Eden

Donna Eden Return to top of page

Donna Eden is the author of Energy Medicine (Putnam Publishing Group, 1998). She has treated over 10,000 individual clients and has taught hundreds of classes, speaking to standing-room-only audiences...


Lawrence Edwards

Lawrence Edwards Return to top of page

Dr. Lawrence Edwards is the president of The Kundalini Research Network, as well as the founder of a Kundalini support website, He is the founder and director of the Anam Cara Fou...


Christopher Eickmann

Christopher Eickmann Return to top of page

Christopher Eickmann is an accomplished composer, producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. He specializes in creating music for film, live events, and other contemporary media through the fusio...


Hamza El Din

Hamza El Din Return to top of page

Hamza El Din - One of the first African musicians to gain widespread international recognition, Hamza El Din (1929-2006) is considered the father of modern Nubian music. Emigrating to the United State...


Jonathan Ellerby

Jonathan Ellerby Return to top of page

Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D.,is author of Return to the Sacred and spiritual program director for the renowned Canyon Ranch Health Resorts. He holds a doctoral degree in comparative religion and has spent...


Kim Eng

Kim Eng Return to top of page

Kim Eng is a counselor and spiritual teacher whose “Presence Through Movement” workshops focus on the integration of mind, body, and spirit. As Eckhart Tolle’s teaching partner, she has helped t...


Mark Epstein

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Mark Epstein is a psychiatrist in private practice. He is a contributing editor to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and has been a student of Buddhist meditation for the past 25 years. Mark Epstein is th...


Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition). I...


Jean Fain

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Jean Fain is a writer, licensed psychotherapist, and teaching associate in psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School). She has dedicated her work to helpi...


Don Farber

Don Farber Return to top of page

Don Farber has photographed His Holiness the Dalai Lama for over 25 years. His photographs have appeared in Life and Time magazines, and have been featured on the covers of many books including The Ar...


David Feinstein

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David Feinstein, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the director of the Energy Medicine Institute in Ashland, Oregon. Dr. Feinstein has taught at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Anti...


Peter Fenner

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Peter Fenner, PhD, studied as a monk for nine years with many notable Buddhist lamas, including Thubten Yeshe and Sogyal Rinpoche. He is founder of the Center for Timeless Wisdom, and author of numero...


Mark Fenton

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Mark Fenton is the internationally recognized host of PBS's America's Walking. A former U.S. national racewalking champion and editor-at-large of Walking magazine, he is the author of The Complete Gui...


Georg Feuerstein

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Georg Feuerstein (1947-2012) Georg Feuerstein was born in Germany shortly after World War II, and conducted his postgraduate research in Indian philosophy at the University of Durham in England. He...


Nancy Fierro

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Nancy Fierro is a noted pianist, recording artist and educator. She has written articles for Pianoforte News and is also the author of the book Hildegard of Bingen and Her Vision of the Feminine....


Alan Finger

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Yogiraj Alan Finger began studying yoga in South Africa at the age of 16 with his father, Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger, as well as with renowned swamis of the last century. Alan's father studied both at h...


James Finley

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James Finley left home at the age of 18 for the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky, where Thomas Merton lived as a contemplative. He later earned degrees from the University of Akron, Saint Joh...


Lynne Finney

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Lynne Finney is a psychotherapist specializing in childhood trauma. In her early forties, Finney learned how to retrieve and heal her own experiences of sexual abuse, and has since devoted her life to...


Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

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Rabbi Tirzah Firestone is an author and founding rabbi of the Jewish Renewal Community of Boulder, Colorado. She teaches and lectures widely on Jewish practices and is the author of With Roots in Heav...


Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler

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Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler is a founding member and current president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. She found the convergence of her Christian background and her Buddhist contemplative experience in th...


Bob Flaws

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Bob Flaws is an internationally known practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, and the author, translator and/or editor of over 100 books on Chinese medicine. Having studied acupuncture and Chine...


Carol Lee Flinders

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Carol Lee Flinders, Ph.D. is a writer, columnist and teacher with a special interest in women's spirituality. She is a graduate of Stanford University and earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from...


Alex Forster

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Alex Forster is an audiovisual adventurer who travels the world to capture and produce rich soundscapes that cross boundaries and fuse traditional acoustic and progressive electronic styles. Author p...


Leigh Fortson

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Leigh Fortson (1958–2013) wrote for more than 20 years about alternative medicine, nutrition, childhood obesity, and end-of-life issues. Her teachings have appeared in national magazines and other p...


Jeff Foster

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Jeff Foster shares from his own awakened experience a way out of seeking fulfillment in the future and into the acceptance of “all this, here and now.” He studied astrophysics at Cambridge Univers...


Jonathan Foust

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Jonathan Foust, MA is a senior teacher and former president of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. A workshop and retreat leader for more than 20 years, he has been featured in The New York Times, The...


Matthew Fox

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Matthew Fox (b. 1940) is an internationally acclaimed theologian who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate, summa cum laude, in the history and theology of spiritualit...


Sharon Franquemont

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Sharon Franquemont is among the pioneers who established a graduate program in intuition at John F. Kennedy University. For more than 25 years, she has taught individuals, couples, and organizations h...


Richard Freeman

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Richard Freeman has studied and lived for nearly nine years in India and Asia, and is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. He incorporates various traditions in...


Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman Return to top of page

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk and the director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. He travels and teaches widely around the world and is in active interfaith dialogue in the Way...


David Frenette

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David Frenette, author of The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God, is a leader and senior teacher in the Centering Prayer movement, and a friend and advisor of Father Thomas Kea...


Michael Reed Gach

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Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D is the Founder and Director of The Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California, and the creator of the Acu-Yoga system. He received his B.A. in Social Relations from Immacula...


China Galland

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China Galland is the award-winning author of The Bond Between Women, Longing for Darkness, and Women in the Wilderness. She is currently a research associate at the Graduate Theological Union’s Cent...


Ashok Gangadean

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Ashok Gangadean is currently the Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford College where he has been teaching for the past 45 years. He completed his PhD in philosophy at Brandeis Univ...



Gangaji Return to top of page

Gangaji is an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry, as taught by the legendary sage Sri Ramana Maharshi of India. In 1990, Ga...


Barbara Ganim

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Barbara Ganim is an expressive arts educator and certified holistic health counselor, a published writer, and artist. She is an assistant professor of holistic counseling and expressive arts at Salve...


Shakti Gawain

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Shakti Gawain is the bestselling author of Creative Visualization, Living in the Light, The Path of Transformation, Creating True Prosperity, Developing Intuition, and several other books. Her books h...


Mitchell Gaynor

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Mitchell Gaynor, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist, internist, and hematologist. He is also a best-selling author, and has published numerous books, including Nurture Nature Nurture Health:...


Michael J. Gelb

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Michael J. Gelb is the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, and the bestselling author of 14 books, including How To Think Like L...


Michele George

Michele George Return to top of page

Michele George is a singer, dancer, actress and therapeutic voice specialist, who has appeared in such films as Meetings with Remarkable Men and Agnes of God. In association with Peter Brooks and the...


Richard Gerber

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Richard Gerber (1954-2007) Richard Gerber, MD, received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and devoted his life to furthering research and clinical applications in the...


Lee Glickstein

Lee Glickstein Return to top of page

Lee Glickstein lived with excruciating stage fright for more than 40 years before discovering the principles of “Transformational Speaking,” an entirely unique approach to public speaking that he...


Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg Return to top of page

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter. A student of Zen Buddhism for 24 years, she trained intensively with Katagiri Roshi for 12 years, and is ordained in the Order of Interbeing w...


Jonathan Goldman

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Jonathan Goldman is an internationally acclaimed master teacher in sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. His books and recordings include Healing Sounds and the award-winning Chakra C...


Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein Return to top of page

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and t...


Daniel Goleman

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Daniel Goleman, PhD, covered the brain and behavioral sciences at the New York Times for 12 years. He is co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learnings. His books includ...


Chloë Goodchild

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Chloë Goodchild is sought around the world as a teacher, composer, and performer. She is founder of The Naked Voice Foundation, a charitable trust devoted to healing suffering and resolving conflict...


Lion Goodman

Lion Goodman Return to top of page

Lion Goodman is co-founder of Luminary Leadership Institute, which guides business and organization leaders to manifest their life purpose and fulfill their destiny. A successful executive coach and e...


James S. Gordon

James S. Gordon Return to top of page

James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the founder and director of Th...


David Grand

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David Grand, PhD, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan. His clients include survivors of traumas such as 9/11, Katrina, and active combat, as well as...


Henry Grayson

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Henry Grayson, PhD, received his degree from Boston University and a postdoctoral certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from four years of postdoctoral training at the Postgraduate Center fo...


Alex Grey

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Alex Grey is an artist, teacher, and writer. He has taught at NYU, the Omega Institute, and Naropa University, and was featured on a Discovery Channel special on the mind and creativity. His first boo...


Stanislav Grof

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Stanislav Grof, MD, received his doctorate in medicine from the Charles University School of Medicine in Prague and his doctorate in the philosophy of medicine from the Czechoslovakian Academy of Scie...


River Guerguerian

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River Guerguerian is a multi-percussionist, composer, and educator who has been inspiring audiences with his ecstatic and versatile percussion for over 25 years. Whether playing with world-class symph...


Steven Gurgevich

Steven Gurgevich Return to top of page

Steven Gurgevich, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in behavioral and mind-body medicine. He is a faculty member at the University of Arizona's College of Medicine, where he teaches mind-body medi...


Carol Gurney

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Carol Gurney is one of the foremost animal communicators in the world and the first to offer a fully comprehensive training program. She has appeared on many television and radio programs and is the a...


Joan Halifax

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Joan Halifax, Ph.D an anthropologist, Buddhist teacher, and writer, has worked with dying people since 1970. She has been on the faculties of Columbia University, the University of Miami School of Med...


Steven Halpern

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Steven Halpern stands at the leading edge of the growing public understanding of the relationship between music, body, mind, and spirit. An award-winning composer, recording artist, and producer, Stev...


Judith Handelsman

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Judith Handelsman, M.A. is an author and teacher who has written professionally for the past 20 years. A former gardening columnist for Vogue magazine and New Age Journal, she also created daily garde...


Rick Hanson

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Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness: The New Bra...


Michael Harner

Michael Harner Return to top of page

“What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D.T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness.” —Roger Walsh and Charles S...


Steven Harrison

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Steven Harrison is a student and teacher of the nature of consciousness. He has traveled extensively and studied a wide variety of meditation and spiritual practices. Harrison is the author of Doing N...


Andrew Harvey

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Andrew Harvey is a poet, writer, teacher, and mystic. He is a former fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and has taught at Cornell University, Hobart College, and the California Institute of Integral...


Healing Touch Program

Healing Touch Program Return to top of page

Healing Touch Program™ is an international educational program in energy medicine therapy that has been taught since 1989 to more than 100,000 participants worldwide. The program was developed by Ja...


Gay Hendricks

Gay Hendricks Return to top of page

Gay Hendricks received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford in 1974, and taught in the School of Education at the University of Colorado, retiring after 20 years of service. He is the founder of two...


Kathlyn Hendricks

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Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., have used their 24-year marriage as a living experiment in conscious relationship. Leading relationship experts and founders of The Hendricks Instit...


Harville Hendrix

Harville Hendrix Return to top of page

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. is a therapist and educator with over 25 years of experience working with couples and singles seeking intimate partners. A former professor at Perkins School of Theology, South...


Julia Butterfly Hill

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Julia Butterfly Hill is a writer, poet, and founder of the Circle of Life Foundation.She lectures across the U.S. and has appeared on CNN, the Today show, Dateline, and Oprah. Julia is the author of T...


Lee Holden

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Lee Holden is an internationally celebrated Qi Gong master. He is also a well known television personality who has appeared regularly on PBS. In 2009, he was honored by the International Chi Gong Asso...


Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek Return to top of page

Andrew Holecek teaches seminars on spirituality, meditation, and dream yoga. He is the author of The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy and Preparing to Die: Practical Advice...


James Hollis

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James Hollis, Ph.D., is a graduate of Zürich’s Jung Institute, a licensed Jungian analyst practicing in Houston,Texas, and author of 13 books, including Finding Meaning in the Second Half of...


Bob Holroyd

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Bob Holroyd's music eludes categorization by design—but it's been described as ambient, global electronica, world chill, abstract dance, new age classical, and more. In Motion is his eighth comm...


Carl Honoré

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Carl Honoré is an award-winning journalist, author, and rehabilitated “speedaholic.” His work has appeared in publications around the world including O, The Oprah Magazine, The Economist, The Hou...


Paul Horn

Paul Horn Return to top of page

Paul Horn (1930 – 2014) released dozens of recordings over his 50-year career, including the groundbreaking Inside the Taj Mahal, the album that defined new age music and sold more than 1 million co...


Roger Housden

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Roger Housden is the author of 20 books, including the bestseller Ten Poems to Change Your Life. Housden’s work has been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times,...


Siobhán Houston

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Siobhán Houston, EdD, is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and holds a Doctor of Education degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation. A longtime practitioner of the Western mysteries, h...


Dorothea Hover-Kramer

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Dorothea Hover-Kramer, EdD, RN, DCEP (1941 - 2013), was an active practitioner of energy-oriented therapies for more than thirty years. Her background, both in nursing and as a psychotherapist, made h...


Linda Howe

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Linda Howe is the founder and director of the Center for Akashic Studies, and the leading expert in the field of Akashic Studies. Specializing in the use of the Akashic Records for personal empowermen...


Cheri Huber

Cheri Huber Return to top of page

Cheri Huber is the founder of Mountain View Zen Center and the Zen Monastery Practice Center, both in California, and the author of 17 books including When You're Falling, Dive (Keep It Simple Books,...


Thomas Hübl

Thomas Hübl Return to top of page

Thomas Hübl is an Austrian-born contemporary spiritual teacher and founder of the Academy of Inner Science who practices and teaches mysticism in a manner that is entirely in keeping with the times....


James C. Hunter

James C. Hunter Return to top of page

Jim is the author of two internationally best-selling books - The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership and The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Ser...


Cynthia Hutchison

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Cynthia Hutchison, DNSc, RN, is a holistic nurse who has studied natural medicine, spirituality and energy therapies since the 1980s. She is the director of the Healing Touch Program™ and teaches He...


Carole Hyder

Carole Hyder Return to top of page

Carole J. Hyder is an internationally recognized feng shui consultant, trainer, author, and the founder of the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui based in Minnesota. Author photo © Lindsay Miller 20...


David Hykes

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David Hykes discovered the Harmonic Chant in 1975. He continues to perform and teach universal sacred music, meditation, and healing sounds worldwide, showing a musical path to harmony through listeni...


Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman Return to top of page

Mark Hyman, M.D., is co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires Health Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts. He combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine with a blend of science,...


Sandra Ingerman

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Sandra Ingerman, MA, is the author of eight books including Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, and How to Thrive in Changing Times. With Sounds True, she has published...


David Ison

David Ison Return to top of page

A lifelong interest in the nature of consciousness and the mechanics of personal choice has inspired David Ison to create dozens of musical meditation offerings. His critically acclaimed albums The Mu...



Janosh Return to top of page

Janosh is a Dutch graphic designer, who has created computer generated art incorporating principles of sacred geometry since 2003. He owns Janosh Art and Design, a popular gallery in central Amsterdam...


Rick Jarow

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Rick Jarow, PhD, is a practicing alternative career counselor, a professor of religion at Vassar College, and author of Creating the Work You Love, In Search of the Sacred, Alchemy of Abundance, and m...


Eli Jaxon-Bear

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Eli Jaxon-Bear was born Elliot Jay Zeldow in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947. He is an author, teacher, and founder of Pacific Center Press. A long-time student of the Enneagram, Eli published his first b...


Geoff Johns

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Geoff Johns is a professional drummer and percussionist who lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado. An instructor at the Naropa Institute, Geoff has studied and taught with many master drummers from L...


Will Johnson

Will Johnson Return to top of page

Will Johnson began his return to the body in 1974 with the Sufi Faraji Dance Troupe and the poetry of Rumi. For more than 30 years, he's taught Buddhist meditation and, as a trained Rolfer, applied Id...


Rev. Deborah L. Johnson

Rev. Deborah L. Johnson Return to top of page

Rev. Deborah L. Johnson is the founder and president of Inner Light Ministries—the omnifaith spiritual community of more than 1,500 people in Northern California.A dynamic public speaker, she is an...


Robert A. Johnson

Robert A. Johnson Return to top of page

Robert A. Johnson is a pioneer of analytical thought and a respected elder figure in the international Jungian community. As a young man, Johnson studied with J. Krishnamurti and later in life he wint...


Valerie Joi

Valerie Joi Return to top of page

Valerie Joi is the Minister of Music for Inner Light Ministries, and the director and instructor for the Gospel Choir at the University of California, Santa Cruz.She has worked in concert promotion fo...


Arthur Samuel Joseph

Arthur Samuel Joseph Return to top of page

Arthur Samuel Joseph, M.A., is recognized as one of America's leading authorities on the human voice and its training. For more than four decades, he has studied the physical, emotional, and psycholog...


Sandra Joseph

Sandra Joseph Return to top of page

Sandra Joseph is a speaker, singer/actress, and workshop teacher who holds the distinction of being the longest-running leading lady in Broadway’s longest-running show. See Author...


Melissa Joy

Melissa Joy Return to top of page

Melissa Joy is president of Matrix Energetics and, since 2008, Richard Bartlett’s teaching partner. Her heart-filled and grounded approach has facilitated profound transformation for thousands. For...


Anodea Judith

Anodea Judith Return to top of page

Anodea Judith, PhD, is the author of the chakra classics Wheels of Life and Eastern Body, Western Mind, along with several other award-winning books (Waking the Global Heart) and videos (The Illuminat...


Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventative an...


Chaitanya Kabir

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Chaitanya Kabir is a unique scholar and devotee whose work bridges mind and heart. He has studied, taught, performed, and composed Indian music in the United States and India for over 30 years. After...


Leslie Kaminoff

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Leslie Kaminoff is the co-author of Yoga Anatomy(175,000 copies in print; Human Kinetics, 2007) and a yoga educator with more than 30 years experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. He has...


Laura Alden Kamm

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Laura Alden Kamm has been described as "a walking MRI" for the remarkable accuracy of her medical intuition. She has worked as a medium and remote viewer and trains corporate leaders in innovative pro...


Charlotte Sophia Kasl

Charlotte Sophia Kasl Return to top of page

Charlotte Sophia Kasl holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Ohio University. She has appeared in over 200 radio and television shows. As a practicing therapist and nationally acclaimed works...


Peter Kater

Peter Kater Return to top of page

Peter Kater is a multi-platinum-selling pianist/composer and 9-time Grammy® Award nominee. He has scored the music for 11 Broadway and Off Broadway dramatic plays and more than 100 television program...


Snatam Kaur

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Snatam Kaur is an American artist raised in the kundalini yoga tradition. Schooled in kirtan, meditation, and Gurmukhi (the Sanskrit-based language of Sikh scriptures from northern India), she met her...


Father Thomas Keating

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Father Thomas Keating draws from over 60 years of study and prayer as a Trappist monk in sharing the wisdom of 20 centuries of the contemplative Christian tradition. One of the principal architects of...


Bradford Keeney

Bradford Keeney Return to top of page

Bradford Keeney is an internationally renowned scholar and therapist. He has conducted some of the most extensive field studies of healing and shamanism, and is recognized in cultures worldwide as an...


Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton Return to top of page

Sally Kempton has been studying and teaching the wisdom of yoga for 40 years. A highly regarded teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, she writes the popular Yoga Journal column “Wisdom.”...


David Daniel Kennedy

David Daniel Kennedy Return to top of page

David Daniel Kennedy is founder of the Complete Reality Institute which provides advanced Feng Shui training. He is also a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, and the mentor to many professional Fen...


Brent Kessel

Brent Kessel Return to top of page

Brent Kessel, CFP, who was named one of the top wealth advisors in US, is cofounder of Abacus Wealth Partners. He has taught financial workshops in the US and Europe for over 12 years. He is the autho...


Harijiwan Khalsa

Harijiwan Khalsa Return to top of page

Harijiwan Khalsa has been teaching the sacred science of kundalini yoga since 1975. For several years, Harijiwan traveled the world with his teacher Yogi Bhajan, the man who brought the kundalini yoga...


Ustad Sultan Khan

Ustad Sultan Khan Return to top of page

Ustad Sultan Khan is among the world's elite masters of the sarangi, the traditional stringed instrument of India whose sound, in the hands of this legendary artist, bears a striking resemblance to th...


Nawang Khechog

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Nawang Khechog was a monk for 11 years, including four years as a hermit meditator in the Himalayan foothills personally sponsored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has studied Buddhist philosophy an...


Daphne Rose Kingma

Daphne Rose Kingma Return to top of page

Daphne Rose Kingma is a therapist and bestselling author familiar to millions through her many books and TV appearances. She has guided thousands of couples to deeper, more authentic relationships thr...


Jeff Klein

Jeff Klein Return to top of page

Jeff Klein (1958 – 2014) As CEO and chief activation officer of Working for Good®, Jeff Klein produced collaborative, multi-sector, Cause Alliance Marketing programs intended to drive social and e...


Cynthia Kneen

Cynthia Kneen Return to top of page

Cynthia Kneen is also the author of Awake Mind, Open Heart: The Power of Courage and Dignity in Everyday Life (one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2003—Spirituality & Health) and Business & the Buddh...


Fred Kofman

Fred Kofman Return to top of page

Fred Kofman is Axialent's co-founder and President. An extraordinary teacher, Fred awakens people to act with greater responsibility, integrity and courage; his ideas combine philosophical depth with...


Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Return to top of page

Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche is a teacher in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism who is known for his skill in communicating subtle points of Buddhism and their relevance to modern-day life. His book...


Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield Return to top of page

Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West...


Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow Return to top of page

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 30 years. He began his study of yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and...


J. Krishnamurti

J. Krishnamurti Return to top of page

J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) Krishnamurti was a world-renowned spiritual teacher whose lectures and writings have inspired thousands. He wrote more than 70 books, including This Light in Oneself, Fir...


Christopher Krotky

Christopher Krotky Return to top of page

Christopher Krotky is a multi-instrumental artist, composer, and producer of many musical styles. He lives in Marin County, California. For more information, visit Author photo...


Suhas Kshirsagar

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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Return to top of page

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) outlined the five stages of grief — denial, rage, bargaining, depression, and acceptance — in her groundbreaking book, On Death and Dying. Since her first public...


Jakusho Kwong-roshi

Jakusho Kwong-roshi Return to top of page

Jakusho Kwong was born in Santa Rosa in 1935 and began studying Zen with Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, in 1960. He received ordination at San Francisco Zen Center in 1970,...


Stephen LaBerge

Stephen LaBerge Return to top of page

Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. laid the groundwork for his pioneering breakthroughs in lucid dreaming research two decades ago while obtaining his Ph.D. in psychophysiology at Stanford University. Since then...


David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle Return to top of page

David La Chapelle (1952 - 2009) David La Chapelle was a writer, bard, and research associate for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. A healer for 25 years, he taught at Naropa University and led count...


Vasant Lad

Vasant Lad Return to top of page

Vasant Lad is a native of India who has been a practitioner and professor of Ayurvedic medicine for more than 20 years. He served as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India for three...


Daniel Ladinsky

Daniel Ladinsky Return to top of page

Daniel Ladinsky was born and raised in the Midwest. For six years he made his home in a spiritual community in western India, where he worked in a rural clinic free to the poor, and lived with the int...


Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda

Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Return to top of page

Jaya Lakshmi has been sharing her beautiful kirtans since 1992. In 2010 she partnered with her beloved Ananda Yogiji. As their relationship blossomed, their destiny to become life partners and create...


Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Return to top of page

Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle to liberate Tibet while advocating...


Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott Return to top of page

Anne Lamott is the author of seven novels including, Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, Blue Shoe, All New People, and Crooked Little Heart (the sequel to Rosie), as well as five bestselling books of no...


Linda Lantieri

Linda Lantieri Return to top of page

Linda Lantieri is an internationally known expert in social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention with 40 years of experience in the field of education. She is the direc...


Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte Return to top of page

Danielle LaPorte is the bestselling author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House, 2012). An entrepreneur, social media sensation, and inspirational speaker, Danielle has been featured in Elle, Bo...



Laraaji Return to top of page

Laraaji (Edward Larry Gordon) has been a pioneer in using music for relaxation and exploring higher states of consciousness. He is a musician and teacher who performs and leads workshops international...


Lawrence Le Shan

Lawrence Le Shan Return to top of page

Lawrence LeShan, PhD, is a pioneering researcher into consciousness and the mind-body approach to coping with cancer. His research at Trafalgar Hospital and as chief of the Department of Psychology at...


Lani Leary

Lani Leary Return to top of page

Lani Leary, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist, teacher, and caregiver. Dr. Leary received her Ph.D. from George Mason University, where she also taught as an adjunct professor. She was drawn to her work as a...


Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee Return to top of page

Cyndi Lee is the founder of the OM Yoga Center, with branches in New York City and East Hampton, New York. Cyndi teaches classes, teacher training, and special workshops at both OM studios as well as...


Riley Lee

Riley Lee Return to top of page

Riley Lee is the recipient of two of the most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi, traceable back to the Zen komusô, or “priests of nothingness.” He is the first non-Japanese to attain t...


Joshua Leeds

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Joshua Leeds is a sound researcher, music producer, and educator. He is one of few published authorities in the emerging field of psychoacoustics-the study of the effect of music and sound on the huma...


Ben Leinbach

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Ben Leinbach is a producer, engineer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has been making records with Jai Uttal for over a decade. His production and engineering work spans the musical spectrum f...


Harriet Lerner

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Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., nationally renowned clinical psychologist, is the author of many books and audio tapes including the New York Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger, and most recently, The Dance...


Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser Return to top of page

Elizabeth Lesser is a bestselling author and the co-founder of the Omega Institute, an education and retreat center focusing on health, wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. Omega was...


Noah Levine

Noah Levine Return to top of page

Noah Levine is the author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, and The Heart of the Revolution. Trained by Jack Kornfield, he is the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society,...


Ondrea Levine

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Ondrea Levine has counseled the dying and their loved ones for more than 30 years, and has been a codirector of the Hanuman Foundation Dying Project. The Levines are the authors of Embracing the Belov...


Peter A. Levine

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Peter A. Levine, PhD, has spent 45 years studying and treating stress and trauma. He holds a doctorate degree in medical biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley and in psychology from...


Stephen Levine

Stephen Levine Return to top of page

Stephen Levine is a poet and teacher of guided meditation healing techniques. He and his wife and spiritual partner, Ondrea, have counseled the dying and their loved ones for more than 30 years. Steph...


Dennis Lewis

Dennis Lewis Return to top of page

Dennis Lewis earned a degree in the philosophy of religion before working as a computer programmer/analyst, book editor, and public relations executive. After leaving the corporate world, he studied a...


Life In Balance

Life In Balance Return to top of page

Life In Balance, the husband-and-wife team of Steve Sciulli and Ami Sciulli, is a nationally touring and recording duo committed to merging sacred musical instruments with current technology in order...


Bruce H. Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton Return to top of page

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized cellular biologist who taught cell biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and later performed pioneering studies at Stanford...


John Daido Loori

John Daido Loori Return to top of page

John Daido Loori, Roshi (1931 - 2009), was the abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, New York. He was the founder of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism and the CEO of Dharma Co...


Meg Lundstrom

Meg Lundstrom Return to top of page

Meg Lundstrom is an author and magazine writer who has written for Redbook, BusinessWeek and Woman’s World on self-development, health, entrepreneurship, and the human search for meaning. She discov...


John Mackey

John Mackey Return to top of page

John Mackey opened his first market in 1978 with a $45,000 investment and a dedication to providing healthier food choices to customers. He co-founded Whole Foods Market in 1980,which has appeared in...


Ainslie MacLeod

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For more than a decade, Ainslie MacLeod has used his talents as a psychic to explore the soul and its effects on human beliefs and behavior. Collaborating with elevated spirit guides, he developed th...


Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (given name: Maruti) worked as a simple bidi seller in Mumbai (known formerly as Bombay), but was considered by many to be an enlightened being and a spiritual master. Maharaj...


John Major Jenkins

John Major Jenkins Return to top of page

John Major Jenkins is a leading expert in the mysteries of ancient Mesoamerican cosmology and calendars. As an independent researcher, he has authored five books and many articles, including Maya Cosm...


Diáne Mandle

Diáne Mandle Return to top of page

Diáne Mandle is a teacher, practitioner, and musician who works with clients through sound healing and energy balancing. She is a member of the Sound Healers Association and the Healing Music Organiz...


Marie Manuchehri

Marie Manuchehri Return to top of page

Marie Manuchehri, RN, is a nationally known energy intuitive and Reiki master who first discovered her gifts for energetic healing while working as a registered oncology nurse. In addition to her priv...


Joseph Marshall III

Joseph Marshall III Return to top of page

Joseph M. Marshall III is a teacher, historian, writer, storyteller, and a Lakota craftsman. He was born on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota and raised in a traditional native hous...


Mario Martinez

Mario Martinez Return to top of page

Dr. Mario Martinez is a U.S. clinical neuropsychologist who lectures worldwide on how cultural beliefs affect health and longevity. He is the founder of biocognitive science, a new paradigm that inves...


Robert Augustus Masters

Robert Augustus Masters Return to top of page

Robert Augustus Masters, PhD, is an integral psychotherapist, relationship expert, and spiritual teacher whose work blends the psychological and physical with the spiritual, emphasizing embodiment, em...


MC Yogi

MC Yogi Return to top of page

MC Yogi has been described as "a beat-happy, Krishna-crazed love-magnet with a hip-hop, zig-zag, indie-flick life story." A devoted yoga student and teacher, musician, writer, and visual artist, he tr...


Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal Return to top of page

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and award-winning lecturer at Stanford University. A leading expert on the mind-body relationship, her work integrates the latest findings of psychology,...


Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna Return to top of page

Terence McKenna (1946-2000) Terence McKenna, who merged into a greater consciousness in April of 2000, was a radical botanist, researcher, explorer, and author who created a revolutionary view of hu...


Karla McLaren

Karla McLaren Return to top of page

Empath Karla McLaren is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions has taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma, i...


Stevin McNamara

Stevin McNamara Return to top of page

Stevin McNamara has been playing music since the age of nine and has been recording music for more than 25 years. He has composed and performed the introductory music on hundreds of Sounds True's audi...


Shaun McNiff

Shaun McNiff Return to top of page

Shaun McNiff is an artist, author, and internationally recognized figure in the creative arts therapies. Dr. McNiff serves as Provost and Dean of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and is the...


Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart Return to top of page

Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and author of The Field and The Intention Experiment. As co-director of Conatus Plc. she is founder and editor (with her husband, publisher Bryan Hubbard...


Michael Meade

Michael Meade Return to top of page

Michael Meade is an accomplished storyteller, drummer, workshop leader and teacher of ritual and mythology. He is the author of Men and The Water Of Life (Harper San Francisco: 1993). His essays have...


Lewis Mehl-Madrona

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Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD is certified in family practice, geriatrics, and psychiatry, and has worked for years in rural emergency medicine. He is a core faculty in the clinical psychology program a...


Florence Meleo-Meyer

Florence Meleo-Meyer Return to top of page

Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, is Director of Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training, a senior MBSR teacher and a member of the executive leadership team for the Cent...


Richard Mendius

Richard Mendius Return to top of page

Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist and co-founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He trained at UCLA as an epileptologist and neurobehaviorist. He has been on...


Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton Return to top of page

Thomas Merton (1915–1968) Thomas Merton is renowned as one of the most influential American spiritual writers and social activists of the 20th century. His autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain...


Sabrina Mesko

Sabrina Mesko Return to top of page

Sabrina Mesko, Ph.D. is the author of Healing Mudras: Yoga for Your Hands, and is a lecturer, teacher, and graduate of the Yoga College of India. She has studied and practiced with many renowned yoga...


Deena Metzger

Deena Metzger Return to top of page

Deena Metzger is an award winning novelist, poet, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer, and medicine woman. For more than four decades, she has taught, mentored. counseled and visioned with writers,...


Richard Miller

Richard Miller Return to top of page

Richard Miller, PhD, is a master of yoga and meditation who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. Recognized as a leading authority on the practice of Yoga Nidra, he has founded and cofounded seve...


William C. Miller

William C. Miller Return to top of page

William C. Miller is the author of Flash of Brilliance, Quantum Quality, and The Creative Edge. He has been the senior consultant for innovation management at SRI International and is cofounder of the...


John P. Milton

John P. Milton Return to top of page

John P. Milton is a pioneering spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman. His vision quest and shamanic work began in the 1940's. Since the 1950's, thousands of people have...


Aine Minogue

Aine Minogue Return to top of page

Áine Minogue was born in Borrisokane, County Tipperary and began playing the harp at age twelve.She developed her talent as a harpist studying and performing in Ireland and now lives in the Unite...



Miten Return to top of page

Deva Premal and Miten have released 14 albums together, including Into Silence, The Essence, Password, Love is Space, Embrace, Songs for the Inner Lover, Soul in Wonder, and Dakshina. Deva is known wo...


Tara Sophia Mohr

Tara Sophia Mohr Return to top of page

Tara Mohr is the founder of the global Playing Big leadership program for women and author of the forthcoming book, Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message, to be published by Penguin...


Monks of Senegal

Monks of Senegal Return to top of page

Keur Moussa (or “House of Moses”) Abbey in Senegal is above all a place of prayer, where praise of God is celebrated through hard work, contemplative silence, and joyful music. The monks the...


Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore Return to top of page

Thomas Moore is the author of the classic bestselling book Care of the Soul and twenty other books on spirituality and psychology. He has a Ph.D. in religious studies from Syracuse University and has...


David Morehouse

David Morehouse Return to top of page

Born into a family of career officers, David Morehouse for nearly 20 years steadied himself on an unwavering track of becoming a general in the United States Army. Then, in 1987, a machine gun bullet...


Robert Moss

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Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular semin...


Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Oriah Mountain Dreamer Return to top of page

Oriah Mountain Dreamer was given her name by the elders with whom shestudied shamanism. A writer, teacher, mentor and group facilitator who hasbeen guiding others in a process of spiritual exploration...



Mukti Return to top of page

Mukti is an associate teacher at Open Gate Sangha, which she cofounded with her husband Adyashanti in 1996. She is licensed in acupuncture and certified to teach hatha yoga. In her own teaching, Mukti...


Wayne Muller

Wayne Muller Return to top of page

Wayne Muller has dedicated his life to the service of others, having spent the last 20 years working closely with some of the most disadvantaged members of society. he is the founder of Bread for the...


Melanie Murphy

Melanie Murphy Return to top of page

Melanie Murphy – named Instructor of the Year four times by the National Karate Association – is one of only two women in the country to hold a fourth-degree black belt from the NKA. She created S...



Musafir Return to top of page

Musafir (literally, pilgrimage or spiritual journey) is one of Rajasthan's most diverse and talented ensembles of musicians and performers. They bring together one of the widest-ranging gatherings of...


Susan Muto

Susan Muto Return to top of page

Susan Muto, Ph.D. is an author, teacher, and leading scholar of the literature of spirituality. She is the former director of the Institute of Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University, where she...


Caroline Myss

Caroline Myss Return to top of page

Caroline Myss is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. A leading voice in the f...


Joseph Nagler

Joseph Nagler Return to top of page

A professor of music therapy and music education at Queensborough Community College, Dr. Nagler holds a bachelor's degree in education from Brooklyn College, a master's degree from New York University...


Rubin Naiman

Rubin Naiman Return to top of page

Rubin Naiman, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in integrative sleep and dream medicine. He is director of Circadian Health Associates, an organization that provides information, goods and...


R. Carlos Nakai

R. Carlos Nakai Return to top of page

R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native-American flute with more than 4 million albums sold. Since 1983, he has released more than 35 albums and has received seven Grammy nomina...


Silvia Nakkach

Silvia Nakkach Return to top of page

An internationally known pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness, Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, has cultivated a voice that transports listeners into the heart of devotion. Her vo...


Valerie Naranjo

Valerie Naranjo Return to top of page

Valerie Dee Naranjo is a percussionist, vocalist, and composer known for her pioneering efforts in West African keyboard percussion music. She plays percussion for NBC's Saturday Night Live Band, and...


Helen Nearing

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Helen Nearing (1904–1995) was a champion of human rights, vegetarianism, meditation, and the joys of simple living. With her husband, Scott, she coauthored the book Living the Good Life, which spark...


Kristin Neff

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Kristin Neff, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Self-Compassion (Morrow, 2011). She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1997, and has co...


Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo Return to top of page

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 35 years. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, he has published 13 books and recorded eight audi...


Andrew Newberg

Andrew Newberg Return to top of page

Andrew Newberg, M.D. is an associate professor of radiology and psychiatry and an adjunct assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Center for Spi...


Karen Newell

Karen Newell Return to top of page

Karen Newell is co-founder of Sacred Acoustics™, a company that creates brain entrainment audio meditations combining digital frequencies, sacred instruments, sounds of nature and human vocals t...


Paul Newham

Paul Newham Return to top of page

Paul Newham is director of the London Voice Centre. He is the founder of Voice Movement Therapy, ™ which grew out of his work with handicapped children and adults. He has also worked with actors and...


Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh Return to top of page

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen master in the Vietnamese tradition, scholar, poet, and peace activist. He is the founder of the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and has taught at Columbia University an...


Mao Shing Ni

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Mao Shing Ni, Ph.D., D.O.M., ABAAHP is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. He is cofounder of Yo San University in Los Angeles, and directs the Longevity and Healthy Aging program at the Tao of...


Deirdre Ní Chinnéide

Deirdre Ní Chinnéide Return to top of page

Deirdre Ní Chinnéide (DEAR-druh Nay Kuh-NAY-dee) has sung extensively in both Irish and English as a vocalist with Mo Run Search, a traditional Irish group. She has performed at Celtic festivals in...


Noirin Ni Riain

Noirin Ni Riain Return to top of page

Nóirín Ní Riain, a teacher and scholar of Irish music, has enchanted the world with her angelic voice. In 1979, Nóirín made the first of three important recordings with the choir of Benedictine m...


Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup Return to top of page

Christiane Northrup, MD, a board-certified ob/gyn, is a visionary pioneer, beloved authority in women's health and wellness, and the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Women's Bod...


John O'Donohue

John O'Donohue Return to top of page

John O'Donohue (1956-2008) In early January 2008, the Sounds True family was deeply saddened by the loss of the Irish poet-philosopher John O'Donohue. John was a one-of-a-kind force of nature: a geni...


John O'Neil

John O'Neil Return to top of page

John O'Neil is a corporate consultant, leadership expert and author. He is President of the California School of Professional Psychology, a four-campus graduate school that produces 20 percent of the...


Jim Oliver

Jim Oliver Return to top of page

Emmy award-winning performer, educator, and composer, Jim Oliver has been creating music for massage and healing for over 30 years. Jim's recordings are the result of researching the most nurturing an...


Erin Olivo

Erin Olivo Return to top of page

Erin Olivo, PhD is an assistant clinical professor of medical psychology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the former director of the Columbia Integrative Medicine...



One Return to top of page

One is an ensemble of musicians dedicated to the art of devotional music. Yantra de Vilder (pictured center) has a master’s degree in contemporary music and 20 years’ experience producing live eve...


One at Last

One at Last Return to top of page

One at Last was founded by Jaya Lakshmi, Deva Priyo, and Om in Maui under the name of Lost at Last in 1996, and moved to San Francisco in 1998, rising quickly to become one of the hottest alternative...


Judith Orloff

Judith Orloff Return to top of page

Judith Orloff, MD, is a leading voice in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, and intuitive development. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, her bestselling books include Emotional F...


Paul Overman

Paul Overman Return to top of page

Paul Overman, PhD, is a psychologist and dream expert with more than 30 years of experience developing guided imagery and meditation processes for relaxation, inner healing, and peak performance. Paul...


Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels Return to top of page

Elaine Pagels, Ph.D. is an acclaimed scholar, lecturer, professor of religion at Princeton University in New Jersey; and author of The Gnostic Gospels (Vintage, 1989) and the Pulitzer-nominated Beyond...


Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer Return to top of page

Helen Palmer was introduced to the Enneagram by Claudio Naranjo in the late 1960s. Since that time she has become pre-eminent in the field of Enneagram studies. A teacher of psychology, she has made o...


Parker J. Palmer

Parker J. Palmer Return to top of page

Parker J. Palmer is a writer, speaker and activist, as well as founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal. His wisdom has reached millions worldwide through his eight books, includ...


Laurel Parnell

Laurel Parnell Return to top of page

Laurel Parnell, Ph.D is one of the world's leading experts on EMDR. A clinical psychologist, she has trained thousands in EMDR in her international workshops. Dr. Parnell is the author of Transforming...



Pathaan Return to top of page

Pathaan is one of the very few UK-based DJs to have truly crossed the dance/world divide. Pathaan's history is steeped in dance culture-a stance that is reflected in his popular left-field reviews for...


Dileepji Pathak

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Shri Anandi Ma is the spiritual heir of the great Indian saint known as Shri Dhyanyogi Madhusudandasji, a master of kundalini yoga. When she was a young girl, Shri Anandi Ma experienced very deep stat...


Russill Paul

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A native of Chennai, South India, Russill Paul began playing stringed instruments from the age of four. In his teens, he was already playing music professionally. Although he was born and brought up i...


Robert Peng

Robert Peng Return to top of page

Robert Peng is an internationally renowned qigong master capable of generating healing energy through his hands with power equal to a potent electrical charge. He has used his extraordinary ability to...


John Perkins

John Perkins Return to top of page

John Perkins has lived and worked with shamans throughout the world since 1968, was awarded the title Yachak (Elder Shapeshifter) by the Circle of Quechua Yachaks and the mission to help transform ind...


Candace Pert

Candace Pert Return to top of page

Candace Pert, PhD (1946 – 2013), was a research professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, best known for her discovery of op...


Jan Phillips

Jan Phillips Return to top of page

Jan Phillips is an evolutionary artist, author, workshop director and social activist. She is the cofounder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation, a global network of grassroots phil...


Maggie Phillips

Maggie Phillips Return to top of page

Maggie Phillips, PhD, is a psychologist specializing in pain and the author of Healing the Divided Self, Finding the Energy to Heal and Reversing Chronic Pain. Author photo © Anita Schriver Liste...


Chantal Pierrat

Chantal Pierrat Return to top of page

Chantal Pierrat has received the NIA White Belt certification, and teaches Soul Sweat at the Alchemy of Movement Studio and RallySport Health and Fitness in Boulder, Colorado. Her classes reflect her...


Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck Return to top of page

Daniel Pinchbeck is an author and journalist whose feature articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone,and Esquire, among others. His first book,Breaking Open the Head, was he...


Jeff Pincus

Jeff Pincus Return to top of page

Jeff Pincus, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, CO. He specializes in working with couples who are eager to create a committed and transformative relationship. He has over 20 ye...


Andrea Polard

Andrea Polard Return to top of page

Andrea F. Polard, PsyD, is a German-born author and clinical psychologist with an extensive background in psychodynamic therapies, meditation, and Ericksonian mind-body work. Now practicing at the Los...


Claude Poncelet

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Claude Poncelet, PhD is a physicist specializing in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and cosmology who taught at the university level. Dr. Poncelet is involved in many environmental initiatives, and ser...


H.W.L. Poonja

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H.W.L Poonja (1910-1997) became a devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi in 1944. He worked, held satsangs, and supported the many members of his extended family until his retirement in 1966. Papaji lived in...


Robert A. Powell

Robert A. Powell Return to top of page

Robert A. Powell is an internationally known author, teacher, movement therapist, and co-founder of The Sophia Foundation of North America. After completing his master's degree in mathematics at Engla...


Deva Premal

Deva Premal Return to top of page

Deva Premal has released 14 albums with her partner, Miten. She is a classically trained singer and musician known around the globe for her serene, sacred chants. Raised in a German home permeated wit...



Priyo Return to top of page

Born in Sicily of opera singer parents, musical virtuoso Priyo has spent his whole life exploring the traditions and frontiers of music.Founder of the bands Gypsy Moon and One at Last, he has been reg...


Peter Jack Rainbird

Peter Jack Rainbird Return to top of page

Peter Jack Rainbird is a solo guitarist whose music evokes sounds that would seem to require a full symphony. He plays a vintage electric guitar with an assembly of handmade pedals to create uniquely...


William Lee Rand

William Lee Rand Return to top of page

William Lee Rand is one of the world's foremost Reiki practitioners and teachers. He is founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training, has 25 years experience practicing Reiki,...


Srikumar S. Rao

Srikumar S. Rao Return to top of page

Srikumar S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Louis and Johanna Vorzimer Professor of Marketing at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. He also serves as an adjunct professor at London Business School and...


Reginald A. Ray

Reginald A. Ray Return to top of page

Reginald A. Ray, Ph.D., brings us four decades of study and intensive meditation practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as well as a special gift for applying ancient wisdom to the unique prob...


Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea Return to top of page

Shiva Rea teaches vinyasa flow yoga worldwide. She has studied many forms of yoga and dance in India, Africa, Nepal, Jamaica, and Bali. She is a well-known contributor to Yoga Journal and holds an MA...


Layne Redmond

Layne Redmond Return to top of page

Layne Redmond (1952–2013) was a composer, author, mythologist, and a lifelong student of yoga who was acclaimed worldwide for her mastery of the frame drum. Layne offered workshops and performed int...


Lou Reed

Lou Reed Return to top of page

Lou Reed (1942-2013) was a singer, songwriter, poet, and photographer who remains one of the most influential figures in rock music, noted for his many groundbreaking albums with The Velvet Undergroun...


Rachel Naomi Remen

Rachel Naomi Remen Return to top of page

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen is one of the earliest pioneers of mind/body health. She is Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine and Director of the UCSF course, T...


Gary Renard

Gary Renard Return to top of page

Gary Renard is the best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe. He serves on the faculty of Omega Institute, and his workshops on A Course in Miracles are conducted around the world to so...


Elyse Resch

Elyse Resch Return to top of page

Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., is a Fellow of the American Dietetic Association and a certified child and adolescent obesity expert. Her private practice focuses on eating disorders and intuitive...


David Reynolds

David Reynolds Return to top of page

David Reynolds, PhD, is the leading authority on Japanese psychotherapy in the United States today. He has taught on the faculties of UCLA, the USC School of Medicine, and the University of Houston. D...


Sil Reynolds

Sil Reynolds Return to top of page

Sil Reynolds, RN is a therapist in private practice specializing in family medicine, women’s health, and eating disorders. A graduate of Brown University and Pace University Graduate School of Nursi...


Eliza Reynolds

Eliza Reynolds Return to top of page

Eliza Reynolds currently attends Brown University, where she is studying developmental and social psychology, gender studies, political science, dance, and nonfiction writing. Along with a small and d...


Adam Rhine

Adam Rhine Return to top of page

Adam Rhine began his artistic life as a doodler. Choosing to become an artist at age eleven, he soon mastered the covert art of doodling in school, a practice that he has perfected as an adult. All of...


Monique Rhodes

Monique Rhodes Return to top of page

Monique Rhodes is a New Zealand-born musician and producer who bridges the worlds of contemporary music with modern spiritual teachers. She has performed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, produced musi...


Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard Return to top of page

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and has authored several books, including The Monk and the Philosopher and The Quantum and the Lotus. He is a major participant in the research collaboration between...


Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson Return to top of page

Cheryl Richardson is an author, professional speaker, and former tax advisor. She is the co-creator of the Body and Soul conferences sponsored by New Age magazine, and the former vice-chairman of Inte...


Stan Richardson

Stan Richardson Return to top of page

Stan Richardson has studied the Japanese flute for over twenty years and travels extensively as a practitioner and teacher of the shakuhachi flute as meditation. He has recorded with the Turtle Creek...


Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche Return to top of page

Sogyal Rinpoche was born in Tibet, and trained by several revered masters of traditional Tibetan Buddhism. Beginning in 1971 he studied Comparative Religion at Cambridge University in England. Since 1...


Vicki Robin

Vicki Robin Return to top of page

Vicki Robin is co-author of the national bestseller Your Money or Your Life with the late Joe Dominguez. Called the prophet of “consumption downsizers” by the New York Times, Vicki has lectu...


Eric B. Robins

Eric B. Robins Return to top of page

Eric B. Robins, MD, is a board-certified urologist and surgeon in private practice and affiliated with a major hospital in Los Angeles. He received his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 198...


Lorin Roche

Lorin Roche Return to top of page

Lorin Roche signed up for a research project on the physiology of meditation in 1968 when he was eighteen years old and has been a meditator ever since. He teaches a form of practice that he calls Ins...


Vimala Rodgers

Vimala Rodgers Return to top of page

Vimala Rodgers is an educator, handwriting expert, and motivational speaker, as well as the director of The International Institute of Handwriting Studies in Sacramento, California. For more informati...


Diana Rogers

Diana Rogers Return to top of page

Diana Rogers is a compelling kirtan singer who takes you on a musical journey with her evocative chanting. She has been singing all her life: Gregorian chants, early Renaissance music, opera, and Indi...


Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr Return to top of page

Richard Rohr, OFM, is a Franciscan priest and international speaker who has been featured on NPR and with Dr. Mehmet Oz on Oprah Radio™. He is the founding director of the Center for Action and Cont...


Marshall Rosenberg

Marshall Rosenberg Return to top of page

Marshall Rosenberg has initiated peace programs in war torn areas including Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Serbia, Croatia, and Ireland. A clinical psycholo...


Carolyn Ross

Carolyn Ross Return to top of page

Carolyn Ross, MD, MPH, is a pioneer in using integrative medicine in eating disorders, addictions, and obesity with an emphasis on healing food and body-image issues. A clinical assistant professor at...


Mick Rossi

Mick Rossi Return to top of page

Mick Rossi is an internationally celebrated pianist, composer, percussionist, conductor, and arranger. He is both a pianist and percussionist for the renowned Philip Glass ensemble. Mick is known for...


Martin L. Rossman

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Martin L. Rossman, M.D. is a physician and acupuncturist who has practiced holistic medicine for over 30 years. He is cofounder of the Academy for Guided Imagery and the author of the award-winning Gu...


Gabrielle Roth

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Gabrielle Roth (1941-2012) A bestselling author, movement innovator, and music/theatre director, Gabrielle Roth led workshops and retreats that joined the currents of world music and theater with the...


Geneen Roth

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Geneen Roth is a writer and teacher whose work focuses on using addiction as a path to the inner universe. She has written bestselling books and is a frequent guest on national radio and television sh...


Jack Rourke

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Jack Rourke has astounded civilians and law enforcement by remotely detecting verifiable facts he could not possibly know. Dubbed world-renowned by AOL's Celebrity News, his predictions have been dist...


Richard Rudis

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Richard Rudis (Sonam Dorje) is one of the foremost sound healing pioneers skilled in using gongs in the Tibetan tradition. He has studied Eastern philosophy for over 30 years as a practitioner in the...


Peter Russell

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Peter Russell earned his master's degree in computer science form Cambridge University, and trained as a meditation teacher in India under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is the author of ni...


Father Thomas Ryan

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Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP, a catholic priest and certified Kripalu yoga teacher, coordinates ecumenical and inter-religious relations for the paulist community in the U.S. and Canada. His nine books includ...


G. S. Sachdev

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G. S. Sachdev is recognized worldwide as a master of the Indian bamboo flute, or bansuri. One of the premier performers on this traditional instrument, Sachdev has performed worldwide for over 45 year...


Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg Return to top of page

Sharon Salzberg, a student of Buddhism since 1971, has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Influenced by her more than twenty-five years of study with Burmese, Indian, and Tibetan t...


Nouk Sanchez

Nouk Sanchez Return to top of page

Tomas Vieira and Nouk Sanchez co-authored the bestseller Take Me To Truth: Undoing the Ego. Before Tomas’ passing in December 2010, the teaching couple spoke around the world helping to translate th...


Saki Santorelli

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Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, is a professor of medicine, director of the internationally-acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic, and executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Car...


Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi is founder and director of the Spiritual Eldering Project and the P'nai Or Religious Fellowship in Philadelphia. Rabbi Shachter was a professor of religion at the Univer...


Friedemann Schaub

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Friedemann Schaub, MD, PhD, is a physician specializing in cardiology and molecular biologist who has helped thousands of people to overcome fear and anxiety with his breakthrough and empowerment prog...


Daniela Schenker

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Daniela Schenker has been a student of Asian traditions for more than twenty years, and has traveled extensively throughout the world to trace the history and modern worship of Kuan Yin. She works as...


David Schnarch

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David Schnarch, PhD, directs the Marriage and Family Health Center of Evergreen, Colorado. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified sex therapist, a clinical member of the American Associat...


Meir Schneider

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Meir Schneider Ph.D, L.M.T. is an internationally known therapist and teacher, and the founder of the School for Self-Healing in San Francisco. Meir is the author of Self-Healing: My Life and Vision;...


Nicki Scully

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Nicki Scully has been teaching the shamanic arts and Egyptian mysteries since 1983. She is author of five books, including Alchemical Healing, and co-author of The Anubis Oracle. She is a lineage hold...


Ruby Seastone

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Ruby Seastone, PhD, is a transformational artist, teacher of art process, and transpersonal psychotherapist in private practice. After receiving her fine arts degree from the University of London, Sea...


Zindel Segal

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Zindel Segal, PhD, is the Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychotherapy in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and head of the Cognitive Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Me...


Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin

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Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin studied shakuhachi in Kyoto, Japan, with Kurahashi Yodo Sensei. Upon returning to New York in 1978, Nyogetsu was awarded the rank of Shi-han (Master), for his efforts to spread...


Eva Selhub

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Eva M. Selhub, MD, a passionate, articulate advocate of mind-body medicine, enjoys a flourishing career as a speaker, teacher, and media spokesperson. She has also had clinical success treating patien...


Peter Senge

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Peter Senge, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management; founding chairperson of the SoL (Society of Organizational Living), a global network of individuals and organizations working...


Catherine Shainberg

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Catherine Shainberg, PhD, is the founder of the School of Images® and has over 40 years' experience in adapting traditional practices into a modern medical context. She is the author of Kabbalah...


Shamans Dream

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Shaman's Dream is a group of musicians, artists, and producers dedicated to creating peace and unity through music, dance, and ritual art. Their Los Angeles-based, monthly ritual concert event, ZEN DA...


Deb Shapiro

Deb Shapiro Return to top of page

Deb Shapiro has trained extensively in various schools of bodywork, Buddhist meditation, and Jungian psychology in both England and America. She has been teaching both bodymind therapy and meditation...


Rabbi Rami Shapiro

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Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award winning author of over two dozen nonfiction books, whose poems and short stories has been anthologized in over a dozen volumes, and whose prayers are used in prayer book...


Norm Shealy

Norm Shealy Return to top of page

C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, is president of Holos Institutes of Health, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to research, education, and clinical services in holistic health. A neurosurgeon trained a...


Spencer Sherman

Spencer Sherman Return to top of page

Spencer Sherman, MBA, who was named one of the top wealth advisors in the US, is cofounder of Abacus Wealth Partners. He is a workshop leader, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Cure for M...


Jason Shulman

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Jason Shulman is one of the world's leading teachers of personal healing and spiritual awakening, a rare combination of a modern Kabbalist who has also received Buddhist Dharma transmission. He is...


Bernie Siegel

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Bernie Siegel, M.D., is a physician, professor, and bestselling author. Since 1962, Dr. Siegel has served as a surgeon in private practice, and is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Yal...


Daniel J. Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel Return to top of page

Daniel J. Siegel, MD, currently serves as the director of the Mindsight Institute and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the...


Tami Simon

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Tami Simon is the founder and publisher of Sounds True, an independent multimedia company dedicated to disseminating spiritual wisdom. Tami began studying with Reggie Ray in 2001 and began teaching "M...


Michael Singer

Michael Singer Return to top of page

Michael A. Singer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. In 1971, while pursuing his doctoral work in economics, he experienced a deep inne...


Gary Small

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Gary Small, M.D. is the director of the UCLA Memory and Aging Research Center. For his work in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and brain aging, Scientific American magazine named him "one of the...


Huston Smith

Huston Smith Return to top of page

Through his landmark books and documentary films, Huston Smith has opened the eyes of the world to the invisible geometry that shapes human spirituality. Born in China over 80 years ago to missionary...


Sobonfu Somé

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Sobonfu Somé is an author, teacher, and leading authority on African women's spirituality in the West who has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America conducting workshops. Her books...


Lisa Spector

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Lisa Spector is a graduate of The Juilliard School.She has won first prizes in prestigious national piano competitions, and performs concert tours internationally. A lifetime dog-lover involved in agi...


Swami Srinivasananda

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Swami Srinivasananda was born in California in 1952. In 1969, he took his first yoga class, and during the following years the practice and philosophy became more and more integrated into his daily li...


Tina L. Staley

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Tina L. Staley, LCSW, MSW, is director of Pathfinders at Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center. She cofounded the Pathfinder program in Aspen, Colorado, an organization dedicated to empowering c...



Starhawk Return to top of page

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She is the author or coauthor of ten books, including The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the...


Mirabai Starr

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Mirabai Starr teaches philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico, and is the author of new translations of Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross and The Interior Castle and T...


David Steindl-Rast

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Brother David Steindl-Rast was born in Vienna, Austria, and holds a PhD from the Psychological Institute at the University of Vienna. After 12 years of training in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine monas...


Suzanne Sterling

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Suzanne Sterling is a vocalist and composer whose music appears widely in film and theater, and on DVD. She is co-creator of Off The Mat, Into The World®. For more information, visit suzannesterling....


Lena Stevens

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Lena Stevens has taught nature-based wisdom internationally for 25 years, and is co-author of Secrets of Shamanism (HarperCollins, 1988) and co-founder of Power Path Seminars and the School of Shamani...


Christine Stevens

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As director of Music Therapy and Wellness Programs at Remo Drum Company and through her own company UpBeat Drum Circles, Christine has led music and wellness seminars internationally in places includi...


José Luis Stevens

José Luis Stevens Return to top of page

José Luis Stevens, PhD, is an international lecturer, teacher, consultant, and trainer. A psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, and author of eighteen books and e-books, as well as numerous...


Bronwen Stiene

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Bronwen Stiene founded Australia's International House of Reiki with her husband Frans Stiene, and teaches the system of Reiki in Asia, North America, and Europe. A student of the Japanese lineage of...


Jeff Strong

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Jeff Strong is the founder and director of REI Institute, whose pioneering rhythm-based therapy is used in thousands of homes, schools, and institutions worldwide. His work has been presented in two d...


Brian Swimme

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Dr. Brian Swimme is a mathematical cosmologist on the graduate faculty of the California Institute Integral Studies in San Francisco. His primary field of research is the nature of the evolutionary dy...


Michael W. Taft

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Michael W. Taft is a serious student of evolution and the capacities of the human brain. A professional researcher and writer for more than two decades, Taft is fascinated by what neuroscience, biolog...


Stan Tatkin

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Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, and author who integrates neuroscience, attachment theory, and current therapies. He directs training programs throughout North America and globally...


Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor Return to top of page

Susan Taylor, PhD, is an internationally renowned teacher of practical ways to integrate western medicine with ancient healing traditions. Founder of the nationally acclaimed Meditation SpecialistT...


John Teasdale

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John Teasdale, PhD, has held senior research appointments in the department of psychiatry at the University of Oxford and in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. Author photo © Be...


Nubia Teixeira

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Nubia Teixeira started practicing yoga at the age of 16. Borrowing from different traditions, teachers, and cultures, she has developed a teaching style that is flexible, spontaneous, and sensitive to...



Temple Return to top of page

Danya Uriel - Reportedly found singing to her "angel friends" at age two, Danya grew up surrounded by her musical family in the mountains of Colorado. She has been composing devotional music for as...


The Denma Translation Group

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The Denma Translation Group is led by Kidder Smith and James Gimian. Smith directs the Asian Studies Department at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Gimian is publisher of Shambhala Sun magazine an...


Alex Theory

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Alex Theory co-organized the 2007 World Sound Healing Conference and the September 2007 Global Om project. He draws upon his extensive training in psychology, shamanic practice, and music production t...


Jeffrey Thompson

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Dr. Jeffrey Thompson began experimenting with sound and its effects on the body and brain in 1981 at his Holistic Health Center in Virginia. His experiments involved using exact sound frequencies to m...


Mark Thornton

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Mark Thornton is the world's first executive meditation coach. Trained as an investment banker, he was interim Chief Operating Officer for JP Morgan in London. A student and practitioner of medita...


Howard Thurman

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Howard Thurman (1899-1981) was a philosopher, theologian, educator, reformer, and author of more than 20 books, including Jesus and the Disinherited and The Inward Journey. He championed Gandhi's non-...


Robert Thurman

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Robert Thurman currently teaches at Columbia University and holds the first endowed chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in America. He received Upasika ordination in 1964 and Vajracharya ordination...


Edward Tick

Edward Tick Return to top of page

Edward Tick, PhD, cofounded the nonprofit Soldier’s Heart, Inc. with his partner Kate Dahlstedt and serves as executive director in Troy, New York. He has been honored for his groundbreaking work in...


Bruce Tift

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Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT has been in private practice since 1979, has taught at Naropa University for 25 years, and has given presentations in the US, Mexico, and Japan. A practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhi...


Gioia Timpanelli

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Gioia Timpanelli is an early and central figure to the storytelling revival. She has been performing for more than thirty years for audiences of all ages. Her book Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of...


Colin Tipping

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Colin Tipping was born in England and taught at London University before immigrating to the United States in 1984. With his wife JoAnn, he co founded the Georgia Cancer Help Program and Together-We-He...


Eckhart Tolle

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Spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine, a profound inner transformation radically changed th...


Solala Towler

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Solala Towler has taught and practiced Taoist meditation and qigong for more than 25 years. He is author of Tales from the Tao, Tao Paths to Love, and more. Solala is the editor of The Empty Vessel, a...


Evelyn Tribole

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Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., is an award-winning dietitian with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California, specializing in eating disorders. She was the nutrition expert for Good Mor...


Lynne Twist

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Lynne Twist is a global activist, author, and teacher, who has devoted her life to sustainability and economic integrity. An original staff member of The Hunger Project, she is author of The Soul of M...


Sun Tzu

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The warrior-philosopher Sun Tzu composed The Art of War during the Warring States period of ancient China, which lasted from the fifth to the third century B.C.E....


Jai Uttal

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Jai Uttal is a Grammy®-nominated pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic East-meets-West sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. Jai's musical roots embr...


Iyanla Vanzant

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Iyanla Vanzant has more than 8 million books in print. She is the author of five New York Times bestsellers including Yesterday I Cried (Fireside, 2000), One Day My Soul Just Opened Up (Fireside, 1998...



Vargo Return to top of page

Vargo is a project between singer Stephanie Hundertmark and producer/musician Ansgar Üffink. Based in Hamburg, Vargo enjoy the honor of being the first German act featured on the Cafe del Mar series....


Various Artists

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Sounds True strives to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of each author, artist, or spiritual teacher we publish....


Various Authors

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Sounds True strives to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of each author, artist, or spiritual teacher we publish....


Various Presenters

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Confirmed 2014 Wake Up Festival Presenters include Jack Kornfield Elizabeth Gilbert Jill Bolte Taylor Mark Nepo Seane Corn Snatam Kaur Malidoma Somé Rick Hanson Jocelyn Gordon Joe Marshal...


Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee was born in London in 1953, and has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path since the age of 19, after meeting Irina Tweedie, author of Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Trainin...


Glen Velez

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Glen Velez is an internationally recognized master drummer, composer, scholar, and teacher who has merged his background in Western percussion with the study of frame drum performance styles. In creat...


Tomas Vieira

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Tomas Vieira and Nouk Sanchez co-authored the bestseller Take Me To Truth: Undoing the Ego. Before Tomas’ passing in December 2010, the teaching couple spoke around the world helping to translate th...


Susan Wagner

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Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, of Columbus, Ohio, is a respected veterinary neurologist and a pioneer in the area of human–animal bond.She is an active public speaker and adjunct faculty at the Ohio State U...



Wah! Return to top of page

Before “yoga” was a household word, Wah! was creating hip, gritty, trendy music that set the scene for what was to become a new genre: yoga music. She has developed a large and dedicated following...


Russel Walder

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Russel Walder is a Grammy® nominee and multi-platinum selling artist who has performed throughout the world. At age 19 he was signed to the Windham Hill label and went on to record for Narada and Rea...


Alice Walker

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Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1983, Alice Walker is recognized as one of the major writers of our time. Her novels include The Third Life of Grange Copeland; Meridia...


Lauren Walker

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Lauren Walker has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997. A writer since childhood, Lauren publishes widely, including features in the New York Times, the Jerusalem Post, and She has...


Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

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Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha Institute, is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the United States,...


Alan Watts

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Alan Watts (1915–1973) For spiritual seekers of many generations, Alan Watts earned a reputation as one of the most accessible—and entertaining—interpreters of Eastern philosophy in...


Andrew Weil

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Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. He is founder and dir...


Bonnie Weiss

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Bonnie Weiss, LCSW has been a psychotherapist for individuals, couples, and families in her private practice and for several public agencies. She teaches workshops on IFS and self-esteem. See personal...


John Welwood

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John Welwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, teacher, and author. He trained in existential psychology and worked closely with Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago, where he...


Hank Wesselman

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Hank Wesselman, PhD, is a paleoanthropologist and shamanic teacher who has worked with noted anthropologists investigating the mysteries of human origins in Africa. His books include Visionseeker, Spi...


Tim Wheater

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Tim Wheater is a flautist, composer, performer, and teacher. His multidimensional talent has enabled him to work with diverse groups such as major symphony orchestras, the popular rock band The Euryth...


David Whyte

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David Whyte grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire, England. A captivating speaker with a compelling blend of poetry and insightful commentary, David Whyte is one of the few poets to take hi...


Ken Wilber

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Ken Wilber is one of the most influential and widely read American philosophers of our time. His writing has been translated into more than 20 languages. Ken Wilber is the author of many books, includ...


Terry Tempest Williams

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Terry Tempest Williams is an award winning writer known for her lyrical prose and an environmental activist. Her books include Refuge(Vintage, 1992), Leap (Vintage, 2001), and The Open Space of Democr...


Mark Williams

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Mark Williams, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, and co-author with Drs. Segal and Teasdale of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therap...


Sarajane Williams

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Sarajane Williams is a professional harpist and composer with over 35 years of experience in the healing arts, and founder of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy® (VAHT). Her therapeutic music is widely used...


Marianne Williamson

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Marianne Williamson is a spiritual teacher, lecturer, and author of four New York Times #1 bestsellers, including A Return to Love, Meditations for a Miraculous Life, and many other books....


Robert Anton Wilson

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Robert Anton Wilson, PhD (1932-2007) was a prolific writer, philosopher, and futurist. After receiving his degree in electrical engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnical, he received his PhD in psycholo...


Lisa Wimberger

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Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting Institute and author of New Beliefs, New Brain. A member of the National Center for Crisis Management and other care associations, she has a private...


Fred Alan Wolf

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Dr. Fred Alan Wolf is a physicist, writer, and lecturer who earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at UCLA in 1963. He was featured in the groundbreaking film, What the Bleep Do We Know? and has writ...


Stephen Wolinsky

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Stephen Wolinsky began his clinical practice in 1974 as a Gestalt and Reichian therapist and trainer. In 1977 he journeyed to India to study meditation for nearly six years. He has trained in classica...


Marion Woodman

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Marion Woodman is a writer, international teacher and workshop leader, and Jungian analyst. With over a half-million books in print, she is one of the most widely read authors on analytical and femini...


Roger Woolger

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Roger Woolger, PhD (1944-2011) Trained at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Roger Woolger was a Jungian analyst, past-life therapist, and professional lecturer with degrees in psychology, religion,...



Wyoma Return to top of page

Wyoma has been teaching and performing the dances of Africa and the African diaspora for more than twenty years. She received a degree in dance from The Naropa Institute and has studied with Baba Olat...


Savina Yannatou

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From the fertile landscape of the Mediterranean rim comes this evocative new offering of songs from Savina Yannatou, one of the region’s most stellar voices today. Yannatou has been hailed throughou...



YofiYah Return to top of page

YofiYah is the founder of Hebrew, or Kabbalistic, Kirtan, an ecstatic practice based on the chanting of sacred Hebrew texts and Names of God. She is the creator of Vocal Discovery, a unique method for...


Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young Return to top of page

Shinzen Young became fascinated with Asian culture while a teenager in Los Angeles. Later he enrolled in a PhD program in Buddhist Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Eventually, he went to Asia a...


Marcia Yudkin

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Marcia Yudkin, PhD, began her writing career at the New York Times in 1981, and is recognized today as a leading creative marketing expert. The author of 11 books, she holds three Ivy League degrees i...


Kathy Zavada

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Kathy Zavada is a nationally acclaimed sacred music recording and performing artist. She is a music producer, inspirational speaker, and retreat and workshop leader. She is also an ordained Interfaith...


David Zeller

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Rabbi David Zeller is a pioneer in Jewish spirituality and psychology, and an internationally known teacher, counselor, and singer. Rabbi Zeller is the founder and director of the Network of Conscious...


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