Our Formative Stewards

Our Formative Stewards have influenced, shaped, contributed to and held sacred space in service of seeding GOOD of the WHOLE. These individuals are the connective heart of the Good of the Whole Community.  They are evolutionary leaders, change makers, stewards of the New Earth and agents for the ethos of wholeness. They have their pulse on what’s emergent in their professional fields, the evolution of consciousness and the development of a co-creative culture of wholeness. Understanding the generative power of shared vision, shared purpose, shared practices, generosity, co-creation, and the evolution of consciousness, these stewards have gathered, collaborated, co-created, pioneered and curated what’s works for the highest good.  Our Formative Stewards are dedicated to bringing spirit and consciousness to every aspect of life for the good of the whole. Each has played a unique and valuable role in bringing forward GOOD of the WHOLE.

 

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Carolyn Anderson is a co-founder and the Director of Global Family, a non-profit organization created in 1986 to shift consciousness to unity and love.  Educator, author, speaker, and social pioneer, Carolyn is committed to the awakening of humanity to its full potential.  Her passion is living and sharing the principles of co-creation and exploring the frontiers of evolutionary spirituality.

In her work with Global Family, she has coordinated activities for numerous global events, assisted with the creation of social cooperation trainings, and facilitated a number of international conferences.  By seeding the formation of hundreds of small Core Groups on five continents, she has empowered individuals all over the world to discover and fulfill their life purpose in support of the birth of a co-creative society. 

In 1996 she co-founded Hummingbird Community in northern New Mexico to foster personal and planetary transformation by modeling a co-creative culture in service to the evolution of consciousness.  She is co-author of The Co-Creator’s Handbook, the editor and co-creator of the 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution with Barbara Marx Hubbard and a partner in Living Co-Creation, an entrepreneurial venture that offers training, coaching and consulting in the practices of co-creation.  Carolyn is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.globalfamily.net and www.hummingbirdcommunity.org     

 

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Kathryn's vision of love as a basis for all human interaction with one another and our planet was the impetus for her past three-decade career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Educational Psychologist and School Psychologist.

Her passion for catalyzing the creativity, gifts and promise of youth, especially those considered disadvantaged or different, led her to study and serve those labeled “new humans.”  It also led her to life-changing work with the genocide orphans in Rwanda through Project LIGHT Rwanda, a new humanitarian model that combines trauma healing through energy psychology, heart-centered leadership training, and social entrepreneurship training and support.  She experienced the African concept of Ubuntu (I thrive only when you thrive) in action and brings that paradigm home to the West.   

She has co-founded or been a major staff member of three spiritual/transformational non-profit organizations, and has always integrated science with spirit in her work.  Becoming an Agent of Conscious Evolution Guide through training with Barbara Marx Hubbard ignited passion for global synchronized change through Birth 2012, and introduced her to the power of resonant circles. 

She has published a children’s picture book about cosmogenesis, My Awwwsome Story, and is currently writing a transformational book for young adults.  Katherine is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: http://www.kathrynbrewer.com

 

 7dBannerblank.jpg  SHELLEY DARLING

Shelley Darling has dedicated over 35 years to the path of Unconditional Love and Conscious Evolution. After synthesizing 15 years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and teens in "Embodied Heart Awakening”, Shelley worked extensively as a Mentor with Barbara Marx Hubbard, traveling for over 3 years facilitating heart resonance circles, weaving community connections and in 2014 initiated EVOLVING Tampa Bay, a regional co-creative experience, focused on expanding community coherence.  

She is the founder of Earth Medicine Alchemy and Golden Light Dowsing a highly effective, whole systems, transformational journey, which speaks to Dowsing as an evolutionary tool that creates a “quickening” in the Field. This “quickening” allows easier access to one’s higher consciousness and Soul purpose, while restoring and healing the Earth.

Shelley’s passion and commitment is to support individuals and communities in the direct experience of embodying the intelligence of the Unified “Heart” Field, as it magnificently awakens our collective consciousness, births new solutions, while generating and fulfilling our longed-for sense of intimacy and connection.  Shelley is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: ShelleyDarling.com  GoldenLightDowsing  Loving Waters  

Contact Shelley at: 1.415.516.3555; Email Shelley at: Shelley@GoodfotheWhole.com

 

andre_2x2.jpg  ANDRE FERRELLA

Andre Ferrella is a visionary artist and multimedia creator of spiritually-centered, multidimensional and metaphysical works of fine art.  He is the creator of The Spirit Box Experience, The Keepers, The Discoverer of The Living Pictures and cofounder with his wife Linda of the non-profit organization, TheRiseofTheFallen.org. He received a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BFA from the Toledo Museum of Art and University of Toledo.

From a young age, Andre Ferrella has been inspired to use creativity as a means to express beauty, spirituality and the Divine.  On his life-path, Ferrella has sought, studied and embraced the inter-connectedness of the universe from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic. He believes there is no greater purpose for an artist than to show the Divine.

With each step on this path he has discovered more about how nature, the human spirit, and the Divine work together. His discoveries, as translated through his art, go beyond self-fulfillment to act as an opening for individuals who view his works.  Andre has been recognized by both the international arts and science communities as an innovator, discoverer and inventor.  His creative works are included in numerous public and private collections and he presents at many spiritual conferences.  Andre is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  www.AndreFerrella.com and www.TheRiseofTheFallen.org

 

 ron_and_victoria_2x2.jpg  RON AND VICTORIA FRIEDMAN

Ron Friedman, MD, and Victoria Friedman are visionaries, pioneers and teachers in the field of Collective Evolutionary Consciousness and Co-Founders of Vistar Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the Power and Potential of Collective Intelligence. Ron, a Pathologist, and Victoria, a Ceramic Artist, developed the evolutionary Vistar Method ™, a structured meeting format for collective awakening, co-creativity and conscious communication.  They have 30 years experience with intensive spiritual group work and train Vistar Circle Leaders. They provide Vistar Method Trainings in teleconferences on-line and in person and lead Collective Awakening Circles. Victoria and Ron produce large and small-scale events that inspire and involve people in new creative forms of spiritual expression, with a focus on connectivity and conscious culture.  Victoria and Ron studied with teachers of “The Work” of G.I. Gurdjieff, Rudolph Steiner, and the Non-Dual traditions. The synthesis of the experience with these teachings led to the founding of Vistar Foundation. Victoria is the author of  “SPIRIT DOODLING: The Effortless Expression of No-Mind” available at www.spiritdoodling.com. Ron’s new poetry book, “unaccustomed looking: insight on the path” launched in June 2014.  Ron and Victoria are bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:www.vistarfoundation.org.

 

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Grace is an evolution visionary, who energetically supports humanity’s shift from fear to love on a Global level.  She is the co-founder of the Global Heart Team whose mission is to create a loving resonance energy field to infuse the world with loving consciousness to shift humanity.  She intergrates her skills as a Loving Journey facilitator, Reiki Master, Dream Work facilitator, Physical Therapist, Psychosynthesis coach, and Enneagram facilitator to motivate people to create their own “Love Bridge” to shift from a fear focused life to a love focused life in Loving Journey groups, and workshops.  She wants to thank everyone who has the courage to Stand In Love for humanity’s shift in consciousness. Grace is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.facilitativehealingcenter.com.    

 

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Since meeting at a professional conference in 1981, Glenn and Marian Head have been supporting people, organizations and movements to envision an ideal future and create it. Whether guiding a Fortune 500 team to clarify its values, co-chairing a graduate department on Leadership and Organizational Transformation, or co-facilitating the Global Forum of Parliamentary and Spiritual Leaders on Human Survival in Oxford and Moscow, this co-creative couple infuses their love into all they do.

Glenn is a consummate entrepreneur who is passionate about helping conscious visionaries to bring their ideas to market. In 2018 he collaborated in launching Regenrus, which uses the new “Benefit Corporation” model to provide regenerative products for the good of the whole.

Marian is the author of Revolutionary Agreements (2nd Edition): A Personal Path to Peace on Earth (2016), Gratitude Journal for a Healthy Marriage,and The Suprasexual rEvolution: Toward the Birth of A Universal Humanity, co-authored with Barbara Marx Hubbard.  In her roles as business owner, international facilitator, and trainer-of-trainers through Agreements Institute, Marian’s authentic leadership and Revolutionary Agreements have served to advance individuals, local communities, and global businesses.

 

janice_hollinger.jpg JANICE "SHANTI HEART" HOLLINGER

Shanti Heart is an Akashic Records Consultant, Environmental Dowser, Filmmaker and Loving Waters Council Guardian. 
Living in Chicago she offers her services as a Reiki Master Teacher and Labyrinth Facilitator. 

 

julie_2x2.jpg  JULIE KRULL

Dr. Julie is a steward of the new earth, midwifing the evolution of consciousness and mentoring the ethos of wholeness and the WholeWorld-View.  Her career as an intuitive, integrative health practitioner/psychotherapist has influenced her global work with visionary leaders and change-makers—co-creating connections that inspire individual, collective and planetary healing.  Her authentic, down-to-earth approach, invites others to embody their highest creative potential while shifting from ego-centric challenges and separation, to a healthier, soul-centric flow of resonance and coherence. She is a mystic, speaker, teacher, Founding Steward of GOODoftheWHOLE.com, and hosts The Dr. Julie Show: All Things Connected on Empower Radio, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeart Radio and more.  She is the author of the forthcoming book, Fractured Grace.  Julie is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  GOOD of the WHOLE,  www.JulieKrull.com  and www.TheDrJulieShow.com  Contact Julie at:  1.308.830.0296; Write to Julie at: Julie@GoodoftheWhole.com

 

 quincey_2x2_2015.jpg  QUINCEY KRULL

Quincey lives to spark imaginations, touch the soul, and infuse joy, laughter and higher consciousness in everything she does. She's the girl at the party who doesn’t need a friend or liquid courage to tell her to get the dance party started!  As an actress, living in New York City, she has been compared to the young Annette Bening and Mia Farrow infused with Julie Andrews’ spirit and topped off with some Robin Wright control and tenacity.  Quincey is currently doing commercial work and has been seen on ABC’s Betrayal. She is passionate about the arts and uses dance, movement, music, voice, writing, acting and poetry to express herself and touch the hearts of many different audiences.  Quincey is also passionate about conscious health.  In her spare time, she is a health coach working toward certification.  Quincey is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  www.QuinceyKrull.com

 

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Dinahma is a member of the Rogue Valley, OR Center for Spiritual Living and facilitates a Heart Resonance Circle on Sundays. She is a Conscious Evolutionary Mentor and has spent over 3 years building community in the Rogue Valley. After focusing on manifestation of the BIRTH 2012 HUB, she has continues to live and breathe the potential for all living a Heart Resonant Based Society. She now is working with Neale Donald Walsh as an advocate for The Haven, a community center in Ashland, OR. Dinahma is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: http://www.ashlandhaven.net

 

noel_web_good.jpg  NOEL MARSHALL

“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” ― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland I have been many different persons and the person writing this now probably doesn’t exist.  Historically, Noel Marshall, born in Washington, DC, and raised on a farm with her 14 siblings has ventured far from home.  After her Catholic education planted walls around her knowing, she travelled the road most traveled and took her first breath of air after receiving her Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders.  She published in scientific journals as well as non-scientific magazines.  Her calling was to the Creative yet never knew how It would express.  She married her life-partner, Bob Warner, and they continued to follow the usual corporate route as Noel spent her time in hospitals rehabilitating those with loss of language/aphasia.  All the while, her own language was developing.  After meeting Barbara Marx Hubbard, she felt most comfortable as a “conscious evolutionary.”  Together with Bob, they co-founded LightPartners whose mission is to “serve our ONE sacred life.” Their BEingness is dedicated to raising the vibration of the planet. To that end, LightPartners co-founded the Co-Creators Convergence which is open to all with a curiosity of who they will be tomorrow… and beyond. Noel is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.LightPartners.org

 

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Founder of Sacred Travel Initiative and the Co-Founder at the Milagro World Center

Retired from Fortune 1000 Corporate America, Nina is in service to a higher calling with conscious evolutionaries around the world; the awakening of humanity's potential for the highest good of all life. She feels it is time to make clearly visible the vast movement for positive change that is arising everywhere - a new world in our midst.Nina is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: Sacred Travel Initiative and the Milagro World Center

 

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Michelle is a passionate, loving and peaceful Conscious Evolutionary. As she connects deeply with her Knowing, she recognizes the unique value in each person she encounters and the importance they are to her evolutionary process.  Studying with Barbara Marx Hubbard and the ACE Mentors, Michelle realized her journey has been to realize self-acceptance. In a world that tries to teach us “a right way of being,” Michelle is grateful for knowing there are many “right” ways. Spirit has guided every adventure she takes. The path has been varied and twisty, exciting and challenging, inspiring and deflating – but never dull – and always rooted in a loving heart.

Michelle is most inspired to co-create the world she wants to live in by working with others who wish to consciously evolve into a love-based society. She utilizes her gifts in a variety of ways allowing her to become adept at working globally, locally and individually to affect change. Her greatest passion is inspiring others to recognize and reach their greatest potential. Michelle’s joy is working with children and those marginalized in our world.  She would like to be thought of as an intelligent optimist with nothing but good intentions in her loving heart.

 

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Linda Linker Rosenthal’s work as a holistic healer is to create a safe, peaceful, and sacred space for others to transmute fear into love and live authentically. She is an award-winning author, recording artist, transformational counselor, teacher, and founder of Insight Out Visionary Healing Arts Center in NW Indiana. She holds degrees in metaphysics and transpersonal psychology, with extensive training in meditation, intuitive writing, chakra studies, energy work, Reiki and sound healing. Linda facilitates women’s retreats and co-creates conscious, loving, sustainable communities with Good of the Whole, The Co-Creators Convergence, and Pachamama Alliance. Her clients, students and friends call her a ‘Joy Specialist’! Linda is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at www.insightout-healing.com

 

 

 katharine_roske_2x2.jpg   Makasha_Roske2x2.jpg  KATHARINE AND MAKASHA ROSKE

Since their destined meeting 40 years ago Katharine and Makasha have been committed to cultivating a planetary co-creative culture that is an embodiment of our divine nature.  Living on the evolutionary edge, they have devoted their lives to the raising of 8 children, dreaming in and facilitating numerous international events and link-ups for peace; modeling progressive business concepts in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures; pioneering conscious birthing and innovative educational models; establishing networking convergence centers and cultivating community in both urban and rural settings.

In 1996 together with 4 others as a core group within Global Family, they co-founded Hummingbird Community in northern New Mexico. Serving as a laboratory for Conscious Evolution, co-creation and ecological sustainability, the community continues to grow as a model for transformation in every sector of society.

As ministers, consultants and educators, they bring their deep understanding of the principles and practices of co-creation into a diversity of settings, supporting couples, organizations, communities and businesses in creating a new way of life.  Toward the fulfillment of this purpose they have recently partnered with Carolyn and Sanford Anderson in an entrepreneurial venture, Living Co-Creation.  

Katharine is co-author with Carolyn Anderson of The Co-Creator’s Handbook; an Experiential Guide for Discovering Your Life’s Purpose and Building a Co-Creative Society. This guidebook is foundational to Hummingbird and used extensively by groups globally in the building of a harmonious and compassionate world.  Katharine and Makasha are bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:www.hummingbirdcommunity.org

 

 anneloes_smitsman.jpg  ANNELOES SMITSMAN

Anneloes Smitsman, LLM, PhD(c) is the CEO & Founder of EARTHwise Centre.  She is a published author, storyteller, visionary, legal strategist, educator, trainer, and system developer for transformational change and whole system learning & innovation. She holds a Masters degree in Law & Political Science from Leiden University (the Netherlands), and is currently working on her PhD thesis on systemic transformation processes at Maastricht University (the Netherlands). She was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived there until 1996. She then went to live in South Africa, Australia, and more recently Mauritius.

 

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Dr June Steiner's passion is mentoring her clients and student's capacity to create, hold and interact with heart resonance on a consistent basis to help facilitate staying in love and openness in all of one's thoughts and interactions with self, others, community and beyond. She has worked and taught in the fields of transpersonal psychology, consciousness, parapsychology, heart resonance, altered states, shamanism, anomalous experiences and healing modalities for 30 years in private practice.

Her spiritual quest began in early childhood as she experienced and integrated the many anomalous events that have followed her throughout life and have led to her deep exploration of consciousness. As a Reiki master, drummer and shamanic practitioner, she guides others to explore multiple layers of reality and to incorporate those realities into one's everyday life, thus "walking the spiritual path with practical feet".

As an Agent for Conscious Evolution, June mentors others in raising their consciousness and awareness and making a positive difference in the world. The magic of deep connection inspires June to assist others in learning how to hold energetic fields for empathic growth, resonance, and the creation of powerful environments that provide exponential manifesting, learning and healing.  June is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  www.JuneSteinerPhDHypnotherapist.com and OpusNetwork.org

 

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Dr. Mitch Tishler, D.C., has presented Seeing With Heart™ - a paradigm-shifting program for cultivating inner peace, to individuals and groups internationally since 2000. 
In 1988, Mitch co-founded Cape CARES, an international medical relief organization that continues, to this day, to provide critical healthcare services to individuals in the mountains of Southern Honduras. 
An avid sailor, photographer, musician, and cyclist, you’ll find Mitch embracing life along the shores of Cape Cod or at times following his deepest passion, touching people's lives while traveling the world.

. Mitch is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.SeeingWithHeart.com

 

 august_2x2.jpg  AUGUST TURAK

August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey since 1996. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses.

Service and selflessness is at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition’s remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining vivid case studies from his thirty year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. He demonstrates that monks and people like Warren Buffett alike are wildly successful not despite their high principles but because of them. Turak also introduces other “transformational organizations” that share the crucial monastic business strategies that are so critical for success.

He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, Business Week, and is a popular leadership contributor at Forbes.com.  August is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.augustturak.com

 

Anita_Josephine_Wales_2_sq_©_Niels_Bush__NBU1272.jpeg  ANITA JOSEPHINE WALES

Anita lives in Copenhagen, Denmark and was part of the ACE Mentors, brought together in 2012 by Social Architect, Barbara Marx Hubbard, to inspire, support and further develop conscious evolutionary models of co-creation for a sustainable future that works for all.  In May of 2013, Anita entered into co-creation with an Art of Hosting team to facilitate a 3 days Learning Village on the topic FROM CRISIS TO POSSIBILITY in Gilleleje, Denmark. Eighty open space participants were asked wise questions on how to make positive change by building on ideas that arise out of the chaos of crisis.

Anita had a dream to be an artist until she settled for the “hard to make a living.” She took the path of international marketing to feed her curiosity for people, her love of languages and an urge to travel.  She worked many years in London and 3 years in Hong Kong before returning to Copenhagen in 1995. As well as being professionally creative and a team player, she has a broad experience in communications, sales, fund-raising, film-production and business management.   Anita is a passionate photographer and finds her joy working in conscious co-creation with others, empowering the individual and bringing meaningful projects to life.  Anita is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.CoCreationFromTheArt.dk

 

bob_web_good.jpg  BOB WARNER

Bob has "rewired" a 37-year career as an aviation association executive with a limited belief of self; choosing to move forward as a conscious evolutionary.  For years, Bob was self identified as a pilot who had "survived" childhood abuse, created a successful career in service organizations and married "up."  His multi-year transition to a more awakened state came through personal empowerment work, spiritual liberation and an expanded worldview.

In 2012, Bob, along with his wife, Noel Marshall, re-purposed their full-time RV-lifestyle into a "mobile turtle-hut of consciousness" and hit the "HIGHway” inviting others to the Birth 2012 movement.  Today, days along The Consciously Evolving Road are directed by Spirit in sacred service to humanity.  Currently, this is in the form of stewarding the CoCreators Convergence Community, participating in environmental activism and volunteering for Pachamama Alliance.

"Next" is the search of opportunities to glow, grow and serve - while celebrating Humanity’s Oneness.  Bob is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:www.LightPartners.org

 

Formative Advisors

 

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New York Times best-selling author and 2015 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science with ancient and indigenous knowledge to create real-world solutions for today.  Following successful careers in the energy and defense industries, he became the first technical operations manager for Cisco Systems in 1991. For three decades, Gregg has explored high-mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their wisdom with the best science of our time.  Based in New Mexico, Gregg has shared his discoveries with the United Nations, Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. military, mainstream universities, and audiences throughout the world.  Gregg is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  GreggBraden.com

 

 Charles_Eisenstein2x2.jpg  CHARLES EISENSTEIN

Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He currently writes and speaks full-time. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and four children.  Charles is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: charleseisenstein.net and sacred-economics.com/

 

duane_elgin_200x200.jpg  DUANE ELGIN

Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized author and speaker.  His books include: The Living Universe, Voluntary Simplicity, Promise Ahead, and Awakening Earth.  He has contributed to numerous studies of the long-range future—working as a senior social scientist in Washington, D.C. on a Presidential Commission on the American Future, and then with the futures group at SRI International. Duane received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award, in Tokyo in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” He is the Executive Director of Great Transition Stories.  Duane is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  DuaneElgin.com and Great Transition Stories

 

andrew_harvey2x2.jpg  ANDREW HARVEY

Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the  Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.

Andrew was born in south India in 1952, where he lived until he was nine years old. It is this early period that he credits with shaping his sense of the inner unity of all religions and providing him with a permanent and inspiring vision of a world infused with the sacred. He left India to attend private school in England and entered Oxford University in 1970 with a scholarship to study history. At the age of 21, he became the youngest person ever to be awarded a fellowship to All Soul’s College, England’s highest academic honor.

By 1977, Harvey had become disillusioned with life at Oxford and returned to his native India, where a series of mystical experiences initiated his spiritual journey. Over the next thirty years he plunged into different mystical traditions to learn their secrets and practices.  In 1992, he met Father Bede Griffiths in his ashram in south India near where Andrew had been born. It was this meeting that helped him synthesize the whole of his mystical explorations and reconcile eastern with western mysticism.

Andrew has since lived in London, Paris, New York, and San Francisco, and has continued to study a variety of religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. He has written and edited over 30 books. Other honors he has received include the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award (both for Mary’s Vineyard: Daily Readings, Meditations, and Revelations). Among Harvey’s other well-known titles are: Dialogues with a Modern Mystic, Hidden Journey, The Essential Mystics, Son of Man, The Return of the Motherand The Direct Path.  Andrew is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  www.AndrewHarvey.net

 

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Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application.

Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her books Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age (New Society Publishers, 1983); Dharma and Development (Kumarian Press, 198); Thinking Like a Mountain (with John Seed, Pat Fleming, and Arne Naess; New Society Publishers, 1988; New Society/ New Catalyst, 2007); Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory (SUNY Press, 1991); Rilke's Book of Hours (1996, 2005) and In Praise of Mortality (2004) (with Anita Barrows, Riverhead); Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World (with Molly Young Brown, New Society Publishers, 1998); Joanna's memoir entitled Widening Circles (New Society, 2000); World as Lover, World as Self (Parallax Press, 2007), A Year With Rilke, (with Anita Barrows, Harper One, 2009); and Pass It On: Five Stories That Can Change the World (with Norbert Gahbler, Parallax Press, 2010).

Many thousands of people around the world have participated in Joanna's workshops and trainings. Her group methods, known as the Work That Reconnects, have been adopted and adapted yet more widely in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth.

Joanna travels widely giving lectures, workshops, and trainings in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She lives in Berkeley, California, near her children and grandchildren. Joanna is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  http://www.joannamacy.net and http://workthatreconnects.org/

 

 

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Barbara Marx Hubbard has been called “the voice for conscious evolution.” She is a visionary and evolutionary thinker who believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good. She realizes that the lessons of evolution teach us that problems are evolutionary drivers, and crises precede transformation, giving a new way of seeing and responding to our global situation.

As a prolific author and educator, Barbara has written seven books on social and planetary evolution.  She has produced, hosted, and contributed to countless documentaries seen by millions of people around the world.  In conjunction with the Shift Network, Barbara co-produced the worldwide “Birth 2012″ multi-media event that was seen as a historic turning point in exposing the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological potential in humanity.

In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket, calling for a “Peace Room” to scan for, map, connect and communicate what is working in America and the world. She also co-chaired a number of Soviet-American Citizen Summits, introducing a new concept called “SYNCON” to foster synergistic convergence with opposing groups. In addition she co-founded the World Future Society, and the Association for Global New Thought.

Barbara Marx Hubbard is not an idealist, nor does she believe that social and planetary change is simple.  But she does believe that humanity has the tools, fortitude, and resolve to take the leap towards conscious evolution.

Her books include: The Hunger of Eve: One Woman’s Odyssey toward the Future; The Evolutionary Journey: Your Guide to a Positive Future; Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth –An Evolutionary Interpretation of the New Testament; Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of our Social Potential; Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence; 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution and Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution.  Barbara is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at:  www.evolve.org

 

marilyn_schlitz_2x2.jpg  MARILYN SCHLITZ

Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is a social anthropologist, researcher, writer, and charismatic public speaker. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Worldview Enterprises. She also serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Additionally, she is a Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center, where she focuses on health and healing, and board member of Pacifica Graduate Institute. For more than three decades, Marilyn has been a leader in the field of consciousness studies. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind body medicine. She has a depth of leadership experience in government, business, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her broad and varied work has given her a unique ability to help individuals and organizations identify and develop personal and interpersonal skills and capacities needed by 21st century leaders. She is currently producing a feature film (called Death Makes Life Possible) with Deepak Chopra on the topic of death and dying, and how engaging that topic in a deep and meaningful way informs the way we live our lives. Marilyn is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: http://deathmakeslifepossible.com/and http://marilynschlitz.com

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