Galen Blum grew up the daughter of a professor in a rural upstate NY community. She was the only “believer” in a family of staunch intellectual atheists. Her inner world never matched her outer world. Her family lived abroad numerous times where her dad taught, but her restless soul needed wings. At the age of 16, she ran away and never came back. She traveled to Canada, New York, Boston, England, Turkey, and India. She spent 20 years as a theater teacher, composer and star in a one woman show of her own design, then reinvented herself and became a history teacher for the next 25 years and moved to Santa Fe. The cosmic “nudge” hung around the edges of her soul until 6 years ago she entered a Methodist seminary. She completed that degree in 4 years, while also taking care of her parents and being with them till the end…or “an” end. She became a deacon of her church and then a priest, but one day had to stop to address the enormous meteor sized lump in her throat, which she later found out to be God calling one more time to not only think outside the box, but go one step further and ask “What box?”!!. Read more
As a lonely child, Carlyn found comfort and a healing connection in her relationship with her dogs. When she grew older and struggled through a divorce, she was surprised to see it was her cats who became her emotional rescue. But it was in her private acupuncture practice, while listening to her patients’ stories, that she realized this “animal-human health connection” was not just physical or emotional but had a transformative spiritual component as well. Carlyn will share her journey of discovery, the inspiration behind her award-winning book, and how her animal friends, especially her motley crew of six rescue animals, inspired her mission: to have the greatest pawsitive effect on the lives of animals and the humans who love them. Carlyn is an acupuncturist, speaker, and award-winning author. Learn more about her at AnimalHumanHealth.com
Mark will share exciting, new, little-known developments and courses of action to redirect and save our nation and world, as well as ancient, under-appreciated understandings that shed light on our current insanity as explicated in his new book, A New American Evolution.
Mark Landau has devoted fifty-five years to self-help and our awakening, and has written seven books on meditation, healing, evolution, politics, sex, fantasy and saving our world. He has also written one musical play and many songs. He does healing work and meditation instruction and lives in Santa Fe. His website is mark-landau.com.
Do we know what love-in-action feels like? Looks like? We are living in a time in which hate-in-action has become evident and bold. It propels violence, promotes suffering, promulgates loss. Hate causes harm. And if we, as people of conscience, stand against hate, then we must stand for love. So what is this love that promotes peace, propels understanding and propagates compassion? This love is a healing balm for the aching world. What does this love ask of us who might be best prepared to bring it more fully into our lives and express it more powerfully in our thoughts and actions? This love asks us to be courageous and align ourselves with love in a time when hate has gained in popularity. This is a radical act. I propose that Love-in-Action is a daily practice, and that we can embrace this daily practice to become Love Warriors and carry Love-in-Action into our lives and the world. Read more
As the country is battered by political division & unrest & the planet continues to be buffeted by natural catastrophes & war, it can be very hard for us to find our center. It is so easy to get overwhelmed by the intensity of it all. Fortunately, if we can learn the art of being still & listening to our intuition, we can receive wise guidance from that part of us most connected to Divinity–our heart, our soul, our inner Godself, the Kingdom of God. Like many, Cynthia has been on a spiritual path for quite a while. In the past, it has taken her into the fields of activism, healthcare, women’s soul work, dream work, indigenous cultures & practices, & interfaith ministry. Lately, however, it has shifted & escalated. The Life of Spirit feels paramount during this time of great planetary change. Her writing, speaking, & inner & outer work are more & more focused on helping us all grow into a soul remembrance of Who We Really Are, why we are here & how we can navigate these challenging times. Cynthia has recently been on the first leg of a pilgrimage in our country, visiting sacred sites, offering prayer at the wounded places, & deepening into her own soul’s work. More at www.cynthiagreb.com.
Debra loves the journey as a Spiritual Licensed Practitioner at the Santa Fe CLS, which began in 2005. She is also the Executive Director of Stand Up for Kindness. She holds a vision of living in a community and world where everyone is honored, valued and respected and kindness is the language. She is an ardent Religious Scientist and is continually inspired by the teaching of the founder Ernest Holmes, as well as studying a myriad of new age thought teachers. She knows that no matter what may come our way, there is no pit deeper than God’s love, and is inspired to hold this truth for others. Sharing the wisdom of spiritual truth through prayer, individual sessions, workshops and Sunday messages feeds her soul. The motto “changing our world one thought and feeling at a time” is a guiding principle to her, and she loves to assist others in experiencing the freedom and peace found in embodying the principles of the Spiritual Wisdom.
John’s many years in the Village of Pilar have allowed him the time and process to undergo a soulful transformation in his shamanic journey on ancient Apache lands surrounded by breathtaking nature. Prior to this, John was a game developer, 3D animator, film maker and musician in Austin, as well as a 30+ year practicing Buddhist, lecturer, presenter, artist and writer. He has been involved with The Robot Group, where he won awards for his robotic inventions, participated in World Science Fiction Conventions and was an artist lead for a microsoft game studio. John also facilitated a “What the Bleep Do We Know” discussion group where he learned about IONS and became involved in community outreach.
Rebecca Skeele, author, wisdom teacher and mentor is in the business of co creating ‘heaven on earth’.
Heaven is not a destination, Rebecca states. Heaven is a radical choice. Choosing ‘heaven’ is to live your life in a different reality – a different way than most people. Instead of sleep walking through each day or chasing after those ‘bright shiny objects’ that the world tells us we need in order to be successful and have it all together, your Heaven asks you: “What do you truly want? What will give your life meaning and fulfillment? How will you serve yourself and others by living in the world from greater loving, kindness, compassion and joy?” She shares stories from her life that prompted her to write her first book, ‘You can Make It Heaven: How to Enrich Your Life with Abundance and Loving’. For more info about Rebecca: www.RebeccaESkeele.com
A certified Senior Fine Art Appraiser for 46 years, Bernard Ewell has an international practice as the leading expert on the art of Salvador Dalí and the detection of fakes and forgeries. He provides expert witness services to federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies in court cases and prosecutions. In the process, he has become an authority on con men and women & the games they play in the art and other personal property markets. He is the author of the award-winning book, Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market, has taught Valuation Law at five universities & given lectures from South Florida to the National Gallery in Beijing. He has been recognized as the arbiter of ethics and the Dean of Art Appraisers.
Using his upbringing and professional experience, he’ll be asking, “Ethics and morality; what’s so hard about that?”
Pauli Murphy was the youngest of 5 from a very loving, laughter-filled family in England. Like his 2 brothers, he experienced severe corporal punishments when sent away to a boarding school for 10 years at the age of just 7.
Stirred by Christopher’s aviation activities, he became a Qualified Helicopter & Gyroplane Instructor.
Shown Abraham by Christopher in 2004, and then finding Theo, Bashar, Kryon and others, Pauli’s journey of spiritual discovery has now led him to become a Certified Practitioner of Voice Channeling(another form of flying) after rigorous training with New Three University of California. Pauli has also been guided to create a series of illustrated stories for children aged 4 to 104, and “Rufus and The Flying Carpet” can be found on Amazon. This is his tale of ‘evolving’ in “The Old Country” – not actually ‘growing up’ – any more than his brother, Christopher!
Pauli’s website is: www.paulimurphy.com.