Past Presenters

Speakers from 2001 Altered States Conference

The 2001 conference was a wonderful success, especially being the first conference of this series, with over 400 participants representing countries all over the globe. We wish to thank everyone, especially the presenters without whom this conference could never have happened.

Click here to see the list of organizations who sponsored the 2001 conference.

Speakers from 2002 Altered States Conference

The 2002 conference was another success, the last conference of this series, with over 340 participants representing countries all over the globe. We wish to again thank everyone, especially the presenters without whom these conferences could never have happened.

Click here to see the list of organizations who sponsored the 2002 conference.


Speakers from 2004 Enlightenment Conference

This conference was a great success, with over 350 participants representing countries all over the globe. We wish to again thank everyone, especially the presenters without whom these conferences could never have happened.

Click here to see the list of organizations who sponsored this conference


Speakers from 2005 Enlightenment Conference

This conference was a great success, with over 500 participants representing countries all over the globe. We wish to again thank everyone, especially the presenters without whom these conferences could never have happened.

Click here to see the list of organizations who sponsored this conference

Barbara Marx Hubbard

Presenters and Presentations from the 2001 Conference:

Barbara Marx Hubbard, futurist, President, Foundation for Conscious Evolution, author, The Revelation, Conscious Evolution and others

In 2001:
Keynote: Gateway to Our Conscious Evolution
Workshop: Going Through the Gateway: Key Steps in Our Emergence as Universal Humans


Charles Tart Charles Tart, PhD, editor, Scientists' Transcendent Experiences, author, Altered States of Consciousness, Waking Up, Living the Mindful Life and 10 other books

In 2001:
Workshop: A Taste of Mindfulness in Real Life

Victor Sanchez Victor Sanchez, anti-anthropologist from Mexico, author, The Teachings of Don Carlos and The Toltec Path of Recapitulation: Healing Your Past to Free Your Soul

In 2001:
Keynote: The Transformative Power of the Other Side of Consciousness
Workshop: The Secret of the Feathered Serpent

Margot Anand Margot Anand, author, The Art of Sexual Ecstasy: The Path of Sacred Sexuality, Sexual Magic Meditations and many other books

In 2001:
Keynote: From Orgasm to Ecstasy: Love is the Gateway to Altered States of Consciousness

Huston Smith Huston Smith, PhD, author, The World’s Religions, Cleansing the Doors of Perception, The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals, Forgotten Truth: The Primordial Tradition, One Nation Under God: The Triumph of the Native American Church; and many other books

In 2001:
Workshop: Can Entheogenic Mystical Experiences Be Accepted as True?

Stanley Krippner Stanley Krippner, PhD, Director, Center for Consciousness Studies, Saybrook Institute, author, Spiritual Dimensions of Healing: From Tribal Shamanism to Contemporary Health Care, Human Possibilities, Realms of Healing, The Mythic Path and 17 other books, former Director, Dream Laboratory at Maimonides Medical Center

In 2001:
Workshop 1: Spiritual Dimensions of the Ayahuasca Experience
Workshop 2: Shamanism, Dreams and Drugs

Dmitri Spivak Dmitri Spivak, PhD Psycholinguistics, PhD Psychology, PhD Economics, senior researcher, Russian Academy of Science Institute of the Human Brain, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Department of Science and Theology, author, Altered States of Mass Consciousness, Linguistics of Altered States of Consciousness, Language under Altered States of Consciousness and others

In 2001:
Workshop: Gender-Specific Altered States of Consciousness

Laura Huxley Laura Huxley, PhD, author, This Timeless Moment, describing life with her husband, Aldous Huxley, Fellow, International Academy of Medical Preventics, founder, Children: Our Ultimate Investment

In 2001:
Workshop: One Example of Visionary Common Sense

Steven Halpern Steven Halpern, PhD Music Psychology, composer, recording artist, author, Sound Health, Sound Matters and Sound, Stress and Inner Peace

In 2001:
Workshop: Psycho-Active Sounds: A Multi-Cultural Approach to Altered States of Consciousness

Kay Cordell Whitaker Kay Cordell Whitaker, PhD, author, The Reluctant Shaman and Sacred Link

In 2001:
Workshop: The Humpty Dumpty Trajectory: Cracking Open Consciousness

Adnan Sarhan Adnan Sarhan, Sufi Master in Naqshabandi, Qadiri, Rafai and Melevi Orders, founder, Sufi Foundation of America, master drummer, Whirling Dervish, dancer, author, Dance Your Way to Spirit

In 2001:
Workshop: Sufi Methods to Alter Consciousness and Put You in the Moment

Metta Zetty Metta Zetty, editor, Awakening Into Awareness: Reflections on Reality and the Experience of Realization

In 2001:
Workshop: The Miracle of Ordinary Awareness
Workshop: Directly Discover Your Natural State

Arthur Deikman Arthur Deikman, author, MD, author, The Observing Self: Mysticism and Psychotherapy, and The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior and Personal Freedom

In 2001:
Workshop: Service as an Altered State

Onye Onyemaechi Onye Onyemaechi, MBA, Nigerian master drummer and dance performer, Director of Igbote Center for the Performing and Healing Arts

In 2001:
Workshop: Awakening to the Soul: Spiritual Practices of the Ancient Ministry

In 2002:
Special Evening Event: The Healing Rhythm Experience
Workshop: Spiritual Communications


Belinda Gore Belinda Gore, PhD, author, Ecstatic Body Postures: An Alternate Reality Workbook, Vice President, Cuyamungue Institute

In 2001
Workshop: Ecstatic Body Postures: A Doorway to Non-Ordinary Reality

Tina de Souza Tina de Souza, Ialorixa Brazilian Priestess of Umbanda, clinical psychotherapist, trance medium, healer

In 2001
Workshop: Trance and Altered States of Consciousness

Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow), Picuris Pueblo master storyteller, author, Being and Vibration, Tracks of Dancing Light, Ceremonies of the Living Spirit and others

In 2001
Workshop: Being and Vibration

Bruce Eisner Bruce Eisner, author, Ecstasy: The MDMA Story, Founder, Mindware Catalog, editor, Island Views, Founder, The Mind Media Life-Enhancement Network

In 2001
Workshop 1: Workshop: MDMA and Human Nature
Workshop 2: The History and Future of LSD

Luis Eduardo Luna Luis Eduardo Luna, PhD Anthropology, author, Ayahuasca Visions and Vegetalismo: Shamanism among the Mestizo Population of the Amazon

In 2001
Workshop: The Ayahuasca Experience in a Controlled, Non-Shamanic, Non-Religious Setting

Sabrina Mesko Sabrina Mesko, DH, author, Healing Mudras: Yoga for Your Hands, creator, Mudras: Gestures of Power video

In 2001
Workshop: Healing Mudras: Ancient Healing Hand Gestures

ShantiMayi, founder, Terre de Sacha Ashram France, founder, Ganesh Foundation, Mahayana Chan (nondual Buddhism) teacher

In 2001
Workshop: Impermanance, Emptiness and Possibility

Marc Ian Barasch Marc Ian Barasch, author, The Healing Path, Remarkable Recovery, Healing Dreams, editor, Natural Health, editor, Psychology Today, producer, The Roswell Incident, Dreamers, Disturbance and Future Visions, composer, musician

In 2001
Workshop: Healing Dreams: A Window into Nonlocal Mind

Hanniah Morgan Hanniah Morgan, Certified Reiki master, breath work teacher

In 2001
Workshop: Breathecstasy: Using Breath and Music to Achieve an Altered State of Consciousness

Matthew Cross Matthew Cross, producer, An Introduction to Resonance Therapy

In 2001
Workshop: The Resonance Effect: Spiritual Technology for Individual, Ecosystem and Planetary Restoration

Dan Moonhawk Alford, PhD, professor of linguistics, California Institute of Integral Studies, originator of "Quantum Linguistics," convener of The Language of Spirituality dialogues originated by the late David Bohm and Leroy Little Bear

In 2001
Workshop: Alternative States of Language and Consciousness

Maboud and Tara Maboud & Tara Andrea Swierkosz, Mentor Teachers Guild, Dances of Universal Peace

In 2001:
Special Evening Event; The Dances of Universal Peace

Eric Kaufman, certified hypnotherapist, mindfulness and meditation teacher

In 2001:
Morning Activities: Guided Morning Meditation

Ed Katzenburger, minister, Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator

In 2001:
Special Evening Event: Labyrinth; Replica of Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth

Valerie Gremillion Valerie Gremillion, PhD, neuroscientist, researcher, neurochemistry of attention and consciousness

In 2001
Workshop: Entheogens, Altered States and Evolution of Human Consciousness

Ken Eagle Feather Ken Eagle Feather, author, A Toltec Path, Traveling with Power and Tracking Freedom

In 2001
Workshop: An Energy-Body Approach to Altered States
Workshop: Experiencing an Altered State

Jacotte Chollet Jacotte Chollet, founder, Institute for Development and Expansion of Consciousness (France), researcher, multidimensional music and its effects on consciousness

In 2001
Workshop: Experiential Journey into Altered States of Consciousness Induced by Resonance with Multidimensional Music

Prasad Prasad, Satsang teacher

In 2001
Workshop: Come Out of the Closet as God

Cork Kallen Cork Kallen, JD, Certified Master Firewalk Instructor, former personal injury attorney

In 2001
Special Evening Event: The Firewalk Experience

Irene Lamberti Irene Lamberti, DC, producer and host, Aerobic Prayer PBS television series, producer, Dances of the Soul documentary, author, Spirit in Action

In 2001
Workshop: Can Entheogenic Mystical Experiences Be Accepted as True?
Skip Atwater Skip Atwater, Research Director, The Monroe Institute, former Operations and Training Officer, U.S. Military Remote Viewing Program

In 2001
Workshop: Using Induced Focused States for Exploring Spiritual Domains

David Cumes David Cumes, MD, Sangoma Zulu medicine man, author, The Spirit of Healing: Venture into the Wilderness to Rediscover the Healing Force, founder, Inward Bound Healing Journeys travel company

In 2001
Workshop: Peak and Transcendent Experiences in Nature and How to Facilitate Them

Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda) Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda), comedian, author, Driving Your Own Karma and When You See A Sacred Cow, Milk It For All It’s Worth

In 2001
Workshop: Humor as an Altered State

Arjuna Nick Ardagh, founder, Living Essence Foundation, author, Relaxing into Clear Seeing and How About Now?

In 2001
Workshop 1: Cocreative Spirituality
Workshop 2: The End of Seeking

Deborah Davis Deborah Davis, LAc, licensed acupuncturist, clinical hypnotherapist, massage therapist, herbalist, ethnobotanist, medical intuitive, qigong instructor, video producer, The Spirit of Qi Gong, editor, Healing Retreats and Spas magazine

In 2001:
Morning Activities: Qi Gong

Russell Targ Russell Targ, former senior research physicist, Stanford Research Institute, coauthor, Mind Race, Mind-Reach, The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World and Miracles of Mind: Exploring Non-local Consciousness and Spiritual Healing

In 2001
Workshop: Remote Viewing, Spiritual Healing and Expanded Awareness

Toni Bergins Toni Bergins, cofounder, DramaWorks Interactive Business Theater, Kripalu DansKinetics instructor

In 2001
Workshop: Awakening Energy Through Movement, Awakening Heart Through Song

Presenters and Presentations from the 2002 Conference:
Hank Wesselman, PhD, research paleoanthropologist, author, Visionseeker, Spiritwalker and Medicinemaker
Keynote: The Master Game: Awakening The Evolutionary Sleepers

In 2002:
Workshop:
The Sacred Garden
Charles Tart Brooke Medicine Eagle, ceremonial leader, songwriter, descendent of Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph, ecologist, author, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, Dancing Awake the Drum, The Last Ghost Dance and others

In 2002:
Workshop:
Lodge of the Dreamers
Isaac Shapiro, author, It Happens By Itself and Outbreak of Peace, satsang facilitator in Australia, South Africa, Europe and U.S

In 2002:.
Workshop: Truth In Your Own Experience

Victor Sanchez, anti-anthropologist from Mexico, author, The Teachings of Don Carlos, Toltecs of the New Millennium and The Toltec Path of Recapitulation: Healing Your Past to Free Your Soul

In 2002:
Keynote: Kinam: Balancing Duality: New Pathways for Enhancing Awareness
Workshop: Kinam: Balancing Duality: Experience New Pathways for Enhancing Awareness

John Mack, MD, founder, Center for Psychology and Social Change, author, Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens, Passport to the Cosmos and others, professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

In 2002:
Keynote: Anomalous Experience and the Transformation of Consciousness
Workshop: Anomalous Experience and Self Transformation

John Hagelin John Hagelin, PhD, Director, Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, Natural Law Party candidate for President of the United States of America

In 2002:
Keynote: The Neurophysiology of Consciousness: Scientific Discovery of Higher States of Consciousness

Warren Grossman, PhD Psychology, healer, author, To Be Healed By The Earth

In 2002:
Workshop: Love: The Ultimate Alteration of Consciousness
Workshop: The Earth to Heart Connection: Life from Head to Toe

Gay Luce, PhD, founder, Nine Gates Mystery School

In 2002:
Workshop: Shifting Personal Presence and Consciousness: Using the Magic of a Coherent Energy Field (with Ilona Ireland)

Ken Eagle Feather, author, A Toltec Path, Traveling with Power and Tracking Freedom

In 2002:
Workshop: Bioenergy, Healing and Enlightenment

Buryl Payne, PhD, author, Getting There Without Drugs: Theories and Techniques for Altering Consciousness, Love and Sex without Conflict, The Body Magnetic, Magnetic Healing and others, inventor, founder, Psycho Physics Lab

In 2002:
Workshop: Brain Hemispheric Synchronization: A Step Toward Telepathic Training

Ralph Metzner, PhD Psychology, author, The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience

In 2002:
Workshop:
Shamanic Divination and Visionary Experience

Linda Jean Shepherd, PhD Biochemistry, author, Lifting the Veil, The Feminine Face of Science

In 2002:
Workshop: Paying Attention: Cultivating The Skill of Observation

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD Parapsychology, President, Intuition Network, host, PBS series Thinking Allowed, author, The PK Man, The Roots of Consciousness: Exploration Through History, Science and Experience

In 2002:
Workshop: Mind Over Matter: Psychokinetic Weather Control

Helen Stewart, PhD, President, University of Metaphysical Studies, ESP researcher

In 2002:
Workshop: A Typology of Altered States: From Trauma to Ecstatic Experience (with Don Wismer)

Richard Kimball, PhD Cross-Cultural Psychology, Shaman in Zimbabwe Shona Ng’ganga tradition, Director, Hsi Lai Buddhist Psychology and Counseling Research Center, Shamanism researcher in China, Peru, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, India and Zimbabwe

In 2002:
Workshop: Southern African Shamanism for the 21st Century: What We Can Learn from Our True Heart

Ilona Ireland, Director, Nine Gates Mystery School

In 2002:
Workshop: Shifting Personal Presence and Consciousness: Using the Magic of a Coherent Energy Field (with Gay Luce)

Peter Gorman, ethnopharmacology researcher, botanical specimen collector with the Matses, Irula, Ticuna, Jibaro, Lancandon, Shipibo, Auchino, Bora, Yagua and other tribal cultures, playwright, editor-in-chief, High Times Magazine, writer and adventurer

In 2002:
Workshop:
The Unexpected Healing Power of Ayahuasca

Joyce Hawkes Joyce Hawkes, PhD Biophysics, author, The Nature of Healing, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

In 2002:
Workshop: Bali and Beyond: Navigating Trance States for Healing

Jonathan Robinson, author, Shortcuts to Bliss, The Little Book of Big Questions, Real Wealth and many other books

In 2002:
Workshop:
Shortcuts to Bliss: How to Induce Profound Altered States in Under Twenty Minutes

Deborah Milton, PhD, certified instructor, Ecstatic Body Postures, multimedia artist

In 2002:
Workshop:
Experiencing the Tree of Life Cosmology Through Ecstatic Body Postures (with Carol-Lynne Toleno)

Arjuna Ardagh, founder, Living Essence Foundation, author, Relaxing into Clear Seeing and How About Now?

In 2002:
Workshop: Radical Awakening in the Snap of a Finger
Workshop: Practical Tools for Living in the Finger Snap

Karin Thron, MD, Women’s Health Services, alternative healing modalities and spiritual aspects of healing

In 2002:
Special Sessions: The Joy of Creativity (with Gale Litvak)

Don Wismer, Chairman, University of Metaphysical Studies, former Pastor, pioneer in treatment of Dissociative Disorders

In 2002:
Workshop: A Typology of Altered States: From Trauma to Ecstatic Experience (with Helen Stewart)

Kristin Madden, author, Shamanic Guide to Death and Dying, The Book of Shamanic Healing and others, Director, Ardantane School of Shamanic Arts, tutor, Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, former raptor biologist and environmental chemist, certified hypnotist, deathwalker

In 2002:
Workshop: Spirit Guidance Through Shamanic Journey

Cork Kallen, JD, Certified Master Firewalk Instructor, former personal injury attorney

In 2002:
Special Evening Event: The FireWalk Experience

Wilbert Alix, TranceDance instructor

In 2002:
Special Evening Event: TranceDance: Entering Our Body/Mind Consciousness

Carol-Lynne Toleno, DC, instructor, Ecstatic Trance

In 2002:
Workshop: Experiencing the Tree of Life Cosmology Through Ecstatic Body Postures (with Deborah Milton)

Montserrat Auso, founder, El Sol Institute, leads intensive leadership and transformational workshops around the world

In 2002:
Workshop: Energy and Brain Symmetry

Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda) comedian, author, Driving Your Own Karma and When You See A Sacred Cow, Milk It For All It’s Worth

In 2002:
Workshop:
Humor as an Altered State
Special Evening Event: Wake Up Laughing

Deborah May, Tai Chi Chih and Seijaku instructor

In 2002:
Morning Session: Tai Chi
Alorah Lavender, Kripalu Yoga instructor, massage therapist

In 2002:
Morning Session: Yoga: Inviting Body Awareness
Gale Litvak, designer, weaver and creative arts teacher

In 2002:
Special Sessions: The Joy of Creativity (with Karin Thron)

Tara Andrea Swierkosz, Dances of Universal Peace instructor

In 2002:
Special Evening Event: Dances of Universal Peace
Maboud Swierkosz, Dances of Universal Peace instructor

In 2002:
Special Evening Event: Dances of Universal Peace
2005 Presenters


Margot Anand
Margot Anand, full bio

Author,
The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, The Path of Sacred Sexuality, Sexual Magic Meditations and many other books.

Keynote: The Yin and Yang of Sexual Energy

Workshop: The Sacred Union of Yin and Yang

Barry & Joyce Vissell

Barry Vissell MD & Joyce Vissell, RN, full bio

Author, The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Risk To Be Healed, The Heart’s Wisdom and Meant To Be
Founders, Shared Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing consciousness to all relationships

Keynote: The Shared Heart

Workshop:
Sexuality, Relationship and Spirituality


Richard Moss

Richard Moss, MD, full bio

Spiritual teacher and visionary thinker inspiring changes of consciousness. Author, The I That is We, How Shall I Live, The Second Miracle and others.

Keynote: Presence Is The Turn-On

Workshop: Where Do We Go When We Are Not Here? The Distance from the Other Is the Distance from Ourselves

 


Isaac Shapiro

Isaac Shapiro, full bio

Author, It Happens By Itself and Outbreak of Peace, satsang facilitator

Workshop: Embodying Truth

Workshop: Knowing Yourself



Peter Levine

Peter Levine, PhD, full bio

Author, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, and Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound
Founder, Foundation for Human Enrichment

Keynote: Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound

Workshop: Body-Centered Awareness in Healing of Sexual Trauma


Wilbert Alix

Wilbert Alix, full bio

Contemporary healer, teacher of progressive psychology,
neo-shamanic studies. Prominent in the emerging science
of Body-Centered Psychology. Master Trance Dance facilitator.

Evening Event: TranceDance Ritual

Workshop: Rite of Passage - The 12 Mystical Stages of our Spiritual and Physical Evolution


Sandra Ingerman

Sandra Ingerman. full bio

Author, Soul Retrieval, Welcome Home, A Fall to Grace, Shamanic Journeying, and Medicine for the Earth

Workshop: Experiencing The Shamanic Journey

 


Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Lewis Mehl-Madrona MD, PhD, full bio

Author, Coyote Healing: Miracles in Native Medicine, Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing and Mind and Matter: Healing Approaches to Chronic Illness


Keynote: How Shamans Inspire Us to Transform and Heal

Workshop: Coyote Wisdom Ways for Spiritual Transformation and Miraculous Healing


Onye Onyemaechi

Onye Onyemaechi, MBA, full bio

Nigerian master drummer and dancer, founder, Village Rhythms, recording artist, spiritual advisor, healer

Special Evening Event: The Village Rhythm Experience

Workshop: Dig Deep - Healing the Heart with Divine Love


Brant Secunda

Brant Secunda, full bio

Shaman, healer and ceremonial leader in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico.
Director, Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies

Workshop: The Healing Medicine of Huichol Indian Shamanism
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Workshop: Earth, Air, Fire and Water - The Healing Elements of Huichol Shamanism


Alberto Villoldo

Alberto Villoldo, PhD, full bio

Founder, The Four Winds Society, medical anthropologist, author Shaman, Healer, Sage; Dance of the Four Winds and Island of the Sun

Keynote: Shamanism and the Soul's Journey

Workshop:
Soul Retrieval: The Soul Mending Way


Stephen Wolinsky

Stephen Wolinsky, PhD, full bio

Founder of Quantum Psychology
Author of fourteen books including Quantum Consciousness, Hearts on Fire, I Am That I Am, Waking from the Trance, You Are Not, Walden III: In Search of a Utopian Nirvana and Nirvana Sutras

Workshop: The Nirvana Sutras and Advaita-Vedanta: Beneath the Illusion of Being


Nicki Scully

Nicki Scully, full bio

Author, Alchemical Healing: A Guide to Spiritual, Physical and Transformational Medicine and Power Animal Meditations: Shamanic Journeys with your Spirit Allies

Workshop: Awakening Alchemical Healing


Jenny Wade

Jenny Wade, PhD, full bio

Author, Transcendent Sex, When Lovemaking Opens the Veil and Changes of Mind: A Holonomic Theory of the Evolution of Consciousness

Faculty, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Workshop: Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil


Saniel Bonder

Saniel Bonder, full bio

Pioneer of a practical science of mutual whole-being enlightenment
Author, Waking Down, Beyond Hypermasculine Dharmas; Healing the Spirit/Matter Split; Great Relief: When the Core Wound of Your Existence Becomes Conscious and The Tantra of Trust: Skilled and Superlative Intimate Sexual Partnership for the 21st Century Woman and Man

Workshop: ConNecT! Training Your Body to Drink Deep of the Nectar of Consciousness, All the Time!


Jim Dreaver

Jim Dreaver, DC full bio

Author, The Way of Harmony

Workshop: Why Enlightenment Matters: How Self-Realization Will Bring About the Healing of the World.


Brian Qara

Brian Qara, full bio

A spiritual teacher of the next generation, known for his intense and clear inquiry
Author, The Purpose of Your Life Is You Now

Workshop: A Deeper Surrender: Living Truth in Every Moment


Rainbow Lightning Elk

Rainbow Lightning Elk (Stephanie Wadell), full bio

Fire Woman in Chuluaqui-Quodoushka tradition, sexual surrogate partner, contributor, Women of the Light: The New Sexual Healers, Certified Shamanic Hypnotherapist
Co-Founder / Co-Chief of the 13th Moon Mystey School Kivas

Workshop: Rites of Passage - The Chuluaqui-Quodoshka Metis Cherokee Lineage of Sacred Sexuality: FireWoman, Keeper of Sexual Healing Ways for the Centuries


Ellen Eatough

Ellen Eatough, full bio

Founder Extatica.com
Author, Beyond Orgasm: How to Have A More Deeply Connected Sexual Experience
Conducting Scientific Survey on Transcendent Sex

Workshop: How to Open Yourself to Transcendent Sex


Ravindra Kumar

Ravindra Kumar, PhD, full bio

Founder, Academy of Kundalini Yoga and Quantum Soul
Author, Destiny, Science and Spiritual Awakening; Kundalini for Beginners, Kundalini Book of Living and Dying and nineteen other books

Workshop: The Truth of Realization and Symptoms of Awakening


Joe Miguez

Joe Miguez, full bio

Artist, Labyrinth Builder, Facilitator, Teacher, Change Agent and Author
Nationally known as The Labyrinth Man

Evening Event: The Labyrinth Experience - A Walking Mediation


Greg Tamblyn

Greg Tamblyn, full bio

Musician, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Shootout at the I'm OK, You're OK Corral and others

Evening Events: Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are


Sita Jamison

Sita Jamison, full bio

Musician, Singer, Recording Artist, Presence: Chants of Sacred Power, Sita has performed with Krishna Das, Ram Das and Baghavan Das

Morning Classes: Sound Healing and Chanting


Gail Ackerman

Gail Ackerman, full bio

Instructor, Iyengar Hatha Yoga
Director, White Iris Yoga Studio

Morning Classes: Yoga


Maboud and Tara Andrea Swierkosz

Maboud and Tara Andrea Swierkosz, full bio

Instructors, Dances of Universal Peace

Event: Dances of Universal Peace


Deborah Taj Anapol

Deborah Taj Anapol, PhD, full bio

PhD Clinical Psychology, author Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits, producer Pelvic-Heart Integration videos

Workshop: Why Sex is Sacred


Juliana Dahl

Juliana Dahl, PhD, full bio

PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, author The Journey of a Sexual Healer, video producer Evocation of the Female Ejaculate, certified Dakini (sexual healer)

Workshop: Sourcing the Female Ejaculate: Journey from Trauma to Ecstatic Bliss



Judith Ansara Gass
, full bio

Coach, spiritual guide, creator Women, Spirit and Power leadership training, cofounder Peacemaker Institute

Workshop: with Judith Ansara Gass: Dropping the Veil




Himayat Inayati, ThD, PhD, full bio

Spokesperson for Universal Awakening, former head of The Sufi Healing Order, founder of the Raphaelite Work (a method of spiritual healing that utilizes presence, breath and touch), catalyst for the transformation process in others

Workshop: Tools for Awakening


 

Richard Lang, full bio

Author, Seeing Who You Really Are, shares Douglas Harding's direct method of Awakening to Who you really are, teaches Five Rhythms dance in UK.

Workshop: Seeing Who You Really Are


 

Nigel Taylor, full bio

Visionary teacher from Australia, healer, author, God Introduces God, The Divine Seduction and many others

Workshop: The Divine Marriage


 

Issac Shapiro, full bio

Author, It Happens By Itself and Outbreak of Peace, satsang facilitator

Workshop: An Ecstatic Love Affair With the Beloved


 

Nick Arrizza, MD, full bio

Psychiatrist, energy researcher, energy healer, developer of Mind Resonance Process, author, Esteem for the Self: A manual for Personal Transformation

Workshop: Spiritual Embodiment: Key to Spiritual Enlightenment


 

Joyce Vissell, RN and Barry Vissell, MD, full bio

Founders and directors, Shared Heart Foundation, authors, The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Risk To Be Healed, The Heart's Wisdom and Meant To Be

Workshop: Relationship as a Path to Enlightenment

Keynote: Living from the Heart


 

Alberto Villoldo, PhD, full bio

Founder, The Four Winds Society, medical anthropologist, author, Shaman, Healer, Sage; Dance of the Four Winds and Island of the Sun

Keynote: Shaman, Healer, Sage

Workshop: Energy Medicine of the Americas


 

Victor Sanchez, full bio

Former anthropologist, now anti-anthropologist (places emphasis on the human experience in encounter with otherness), author, The Teachings of Don Carlos, Toltecs of the New Millennium, The Toltec Path of Recapitulation: Healing Your Past to Free Your Soul, and The Toltec Oracle, founder, Art of Living Purposefully (allows people to nourish themselves with the magic preserved among indigenous communities)

Keynote: The Shamanic Leap: The Role of True Shamanism in the Future of Humanity

Workshop: Shamanism beyond Shamans: How to Activate Your Shamanic Awareness by Yourself



 

Brant Secunda, full bio

Shaman, healer and ceremonial leader in the Huichol Indian a tradition of Mexico, Director, Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies

Keynote: Huichol Shamanism: Medicine for the Soul

Workshop: Huichol Practices of Shamanic Health and Healing


 

Brooke Medicine Eagle, full bio

Ceremonial leader, songwriter, descendent of Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph, ecologist, author, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, Dancing Awake the Drum, The Last Ghost Dance and others

Evening Event: Sacred Ceremony: Empowering the Heart

Workshop: Creating Powerful Ceremony


 

Olga Kharitidi, MD, full bio

Researcher of healing approaches from different cultures about the transformation of trauma, author, Entering the Circle: Ancient Secrets of Siberian Wisdom Discovered by a Russian Psychiatrist and The Master of Lucid Dreams

Workshop: Transformation of Trauma




Carlos Warter, MD, PhD, full bio

Transpersonal psychiatrist, alternative healing pioneer, author, Recovery of the Sacred, Despertar, Who Do You Think You Are? and Pathways to the Soul

Workshop: Rites of Passage: The Missing Link to a New Civilization


 

Jose Stevens, PhD, full bio

Author, Praying With Power: How to Use Ancient Shamanic Techniques to Gain Maximum Spiritual Benefit and Extraordinary Results, The Power Path: The Shaman's Way to Success in Business and Life, Transforming Your Dragons, Secrets of Shamanism and eight other books, executive coach and corporate consultant

Workshop: Praying with Power



Barbara Tedlock, PhD, full bio

Initiated shaman practicing within the ancient Mayan subtle energy system of highland Guatemala, Professor of Anthropology at SUNY, Research Associate at School of American Research, granddaughter of an Ojibwe woman shaman, author, The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine

Workshop: Blood Lightning: The Mayan Subtle Energy System

 


 

Leonard Shlain, MD, full bio

Author, Art and Physics, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess and Sex Time and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution, professor of surgery at UCSF.

Keynote: The 'G' Spot, The Big 'O', Homosexuality and Other Mysteries of Human Sexuality

Workshop: Art, Sex and Physics: The Flip-Flop from Masculine to Feminine in Arts and Science


 

Antra and Richard Borofsky, Ed.D, full bio

Directors, Center for the Study of Relationship, authors, On Intimate Ground: A Gestalt Approach to Working with Couples and Joyful Wedding: A Spiritual Path to the Altar, a couple for 35 years, Antra, Gestalt therapist and Marriage and Family therapist, Rich, clinical psychologist and instructor at Harvard Medical School

Workshop: Blessing Our Union: The Sacrament of Sex

 


2006 CONFERENCE WEAVERS


Robert Gass, EdD and Judith Ansara Gass, MSW full bio

Robert and Judith Gass, cocreators, Sharing the Path Deepening in Love workshops for couples, married 37 years.
Robert, musical director, On Wings of Song and chanting CDs Om Namaha Shivaya, consultant, trainer for MoveOn.org and Greenpeace.
Judith, coach, spiritual guide, creator Women, Spirit and Power leadership training, cofounder Peacemaker Institute

Evening Event: Transformance

Workshop: The Sacred Art of Relationship

Workshop: with Judith Ansara Gass: Dropping the Veils


 

Raphael Cushnir, full bio

Author, Unconditional Bliss, Setting Your Heart on Fire, How Now: 100 Ways to Celebrate the Present Moment, filmmaker, Sexual Healing

Workshop: Vessels of Mystery: A Non-Dual Approach to Sexual Union


 

Juliana Dahl, PhD, full bio

Transpersonal Psychology, author, The Journey of a Sexual Healer, video producer, Evocation of the Female Ejaculate, certified Dakini (sexual healer)

Workshop: Sexual Energy as a Transformative Vehicle To Heal and Transport You to Higher Consciousness


 


Gay Hendricks, PhD, and Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD
full bio


Authors, Conscious Loving, The Conscious Heart, Breathing Ecstasy, Lasting Love, Radiance and others

Keynote: Spirit-Centered Relationship

Workshop: The Power of Presencing


 

Susan Campbell, PhD, full bio

Author, The Everything Great Sex Book, Truth in Dating: Finding Love by Getting Real, Sex and Intimacy Enrichment Kit and seven other books, Truth in Dating and Truth in Sex games

Evening Event: Truth in Sex: Getting Turned On to One Another Here and Now Workshop: What to Do When Love Hurts

 


 

Ron Shane and Monique Lasky full bio

Workshop: The Intriguing Art of the Feminine Mystical Sexual Enchantress

 

Sita Jamieson, full bio

Sita has been chanting for 15 years. As a native of Ireland, her voice somes out of her Celtic roots. Originally, her chanting was inspired by the Hindu tradition of Kirtan.

Morning Classes: Sound Healing and Chanting

 

Gail Ackerman, full bio

Gail has been practicing the art of Hatha Yoga since 1980. She is the owner / director of White Iris Studio and has been teaching in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1984.

Morning Classes: Hatha Yoga

 

Joe Miguez full bio

Joe Miguez, nationally known as the "labyrinth man," has designed sacred space and conducted workshops across the United States.

Morning Classes: The Labyrinth Experience: A Walking Meditation with Joe Miguez

 

Tara and Maboud Swierkosz full bio

Tara Andrea Swierkosz and Maboud are certified dance leaders and members of the Mentor Teacher's Guild of the Dances of Universal Peace.

Evening Classes: Dances of Universal Peace

 

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