Ariel Gore is the author of the new book, Hexing the Patriarchy: 26 potions, spells and magical elixers to embolden the resistance. Gore is a journalist, writer, and teacher. Her novel We Were Witches was celebrated for its “piercing and wise” (Booklist) examination of modern womanhood. Gore is the founder of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication covering the culture and politics of motherhood, and the creator of the Fascism Fatigue Coloring Book. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ingrid Kincaid is known as The Rune Woman, and is the author of several books, including The Runes Revealed and Lost Teachings of the Runes. Ingrid is a spiritual guide who works on a shamanic level with the secrets of the runes and teaches ancient, earth-honoring spirituality. Ingrid carries the medicine bundle of her European/British Isles ancestors and delights in sharing their ancient wisdom. Whether reading the runes, teaching, mentoring or coaching, the wisdom she shares is grounded in ancient, earth-honoring spiritual practices and rooted in the practical, creative, magical and intuitive experiences of her own life.
Matthew Belair is the author of Zen Athlete: The Secrets to achieving your highest potential and creator of the Zen Athlete Program, which has helped all kinds of athletes achieve the highest skill levels in their sport. Matt is also the host of the top rated Master Mind, Body and Spirit podcast.
Christopher Ryan, PhD, is the author of the new book, Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. A featured speaker from TED to The Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House to the Einstein Forum in Pottsdam, Germany, Ryan has consulted at various hospitals in Spain, provided expert testimony in a Canadian constitutional hearing, and appeared in well over a dozen documentary films. The coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Sex at Dawn, Ryan puts out a weekly podcast, called Tangentially Speaking, featuring conversations with interesting people, ranging from famous comics to bank robbers to drug smugglers to porn stars to authors to plasma physicists.
Craig Kolavo is the author of the new book, I Am God in Disguise—So Are You. Craig has a passion for nature, hiking, yoga, and personal growth. Most days he can be found exploring the trails near their Blue Ridge Mountain home. Craig’s original intention for writing this book was to share some of his discoveries during this “amazing life adventure” with his children. Although this is not a children’s book, the inspirational message is universal and can apply to all age groups.
All proceeds from sales of the ebook go to Water.org
Charles Jennings is the author of the new book, Artificial Intelligence: Rise of the Lightspeed Learners. He is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who has been starting and running growth organizations for over 40 years. He was founder or CEO of three successful Internet companies launched in the 1990s; a co-founder of TRUSTe; and has written several books on technology, including the seminal work, The Hundredth Window (2000), translated into five languages. From 2014-2017, Jennings served as CEO of an AI company set up to transfer technology from Caltech/JPL to the commercial market. He’s a recipient of the prestigious lifetime achievement award of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and was also the subject of a major feature story, on his work in emergency alerting software, in Wired magazine (December 2005 issue).
Mary Corning is the author of the new book, Perfect Practice: A philosophy for living an authentic and transparent life. She changes lives by defining the transformative power of pain. As a mentor, speaker, counselor, and writer, she clearly and compassionately models this process through her messages and stories. Mary extends her philosophy into the world of horses, where both people and horses benefit from realizing a different way to interpret challenge.
Robert Stonehill is the author of Wise and Shine: Think Clearly, Live Deeply, Be Someone You Value. Theorist, caregiver, and part-time mystic, Robert writes at the intersection of empathy, empowerment, and creative thinking. He has studied academic and traditional wisdom independently for fifteen years. Additionally, he has studied in all three divisions of modern academia: physical sciences at Harvard, social sciences at Purdue, and humanities at Reed. In early 2014, he began hosting monthly wisdom workshops in Portland, Oregon.
William Douglas Horden is co-author of The Toltec I Ching: 64 Keys to Inspired Action in the New World, which integrates the wisdom teachings of the indigenous peoples of ancient China and Mesoamerica. He’s also the author of In The Oneness of Time: the Education of A Diviner. William has studied the I Ching for fifty years. Horden’s teachers include I Ching Master Khigh Alx Dhiegh and a traditional shaman of the Tarahumara tribe of the Copper Canyon of Mexico.
Corey Pressman is an artist, writer, and imagination professional. He is passionate about providing others a means to realize their creative potential. He teaches the Lifefinding Program at Wayfinding Academy in Portland, OR.
As a Principal at the consulting firm Intangible, he works with clients large and small to help them envision and enact human-centered innovation and nurture a vital organizational culture. Corey is also a fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he runs innovation workshops and develops and teaches courses on imagination and ideation.
He writes and publishes stories, poetry, and various academic works. Corey also creates and exhibits artworks on paper in graphite and pastel. He shares his passion for cooking by regularly teaching cooking classes for beginners and demonstrates his favorite recipes monthly on KATU’s “Afternoon Live” show.