Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale


Thinkers, writers, poets

A.H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, an author and spiritual teacher who teaches a mystical approach informed by modern psychology and therapy, which he calls the Diamond Approach.

Caroline Myss is a medical intuitive, providing individuals with an evaluation of the health of their energetic anatomy system.

Judith Lewis Herman (born 1942) is a psychiatrist, researcher, teacher, and author who has focussed on the understanding and treatment of incest and traumatic stress.

Joseph Chilton Pearce is the author of a number of books on child development. He presents the idea of the heart, or compassionate mind, as another categorization of brain function.

Mary Oliver is an American poet. In 1984, her collection of poetry, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize.

Rumi was a poet, philosopher and mystic of Islam. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love.

Astronomer Carl Sagan conducted experiments on the origins of life on Earth, and made important contributions to the debate over the environmental consequences of nuclear war.

Author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality.

Biologist Rupert Sheldrake provides theory and experience of morphogenetic fields and morphic resonance. These energy fields shape our biology, mind, and actions.

Byron Katie, founder of The Work, teaches people how to find and relieve their stressful beliefs about life, other people, or themselves.

Ron Kurtz received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work developing the Hakomi Method and the Refined Hakomi Method. He now describes what he does as Mindfulness-Based, Assisted Self-Discovery.

Developed by Donna Evans Strauss, Living From Grace is a two-year training program that integrates traditional psychology with spirituality and in-depth healing practices.

Candace Pert, PhD. has explained in popular lectures throughout the world how emotions exist both as energy and matter, in the vibrating receptors on every cell in the body.

Alice Walker is an American author and feminist. She has written on issues of race and gender, and is most famous for her novel The Color Purple, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize.

Alexandra Merrill is a teacher, artist, consultant and long-time student of women's group process work. Her expertise lies in teaching about archetypal processes in group life, comparative mythologies and cross-cultural themes which are always embedded in group life.

Thomas Merton is esteemed as a spiritual master, a brilliant writer, and a man who embodied the quest for God and for human solidarity.

Writer and poet, Rainer Maria Rilke created the "object poem" as an attempt to describe with utmost clarity physical objects, the "silence of their concentrated reality."

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle is the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. At the core of his teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution.

Pema Chodron is an ordained Buddhist nun and a leading teacher of meditation and how to apply Buddhist teachings in everyday life.

Kyriacos Markides Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maine and the author of the trilogy the "Magus of Strovolos", Homage to the Sun and Fire in the Heart, in which he chronicles his exploration into the intricate world of two mystical Christian teachers and healers on his native island of Cyprus.

Russell Targ is an American physicist and author, an ESP researcher, and pioneer in the earliest development of the laser. He co-founded a program of research into psychic abilities and use of these abilities for the U.S. intelligence community.

Fritjof Capra has done research on particle physics and systems theory, and has written about the philosophical and social implications of contemporary science. He is the author of The Tao of Physics.

Jane Kenyon was an American poet and translator. Her work is often characterized as simple, spare, and emotionally resonant.

E. E. Cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He experimented radically with form, punctuation, spelling and syntax to create a new means of poetic expression.

Wendell Berry, a Kentucky farmer and writer said "My work has been motivated by a desire to make myself responsibly at home in this world and in my native and chosen place."

Rosalyn L. Bruyere is an internationally acclaimed healer, clairvoyant and medicine woman. Her combined scientific and spiritual focus serves to bridge the gap between concept and reality.

Ken Wilber is credited with developing a unified field theory of consciousness, a synthesis and interpretation of the world's great psychological, philosophical, and spiritual traditions.

Carl Jung is truly one of the great minds of psychology. He is considered the 'father' of humanistic and transpersonal psychology.

Andrew Weil is an American author and physician, best known for establishing and popularizing the field of integrative medicine.

Poet, and peace and human rights activist Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today.

Carlos Castaneda was the author of several books about the mystical teachings of Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian shaman. Casta–eda introduced the concept of nonordinary reality.

Dr. Bernie Siegel, MD is the author of several books on the relationship between the patient and the healing process as it manifests throughout one's life.

Leo Sprinkle is a psychologist who has consulted with hundreds of UFO contactees. His pioneering research investigating the UFO "abduction" field set the standard for research in this controversial field of study.


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