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.
Ayn Cates Sullivan is the author of Heroines of Avalon and Other Tales. Her work focuses on mythology and folklore for the modern age. Sullivan’s series, “Legends of the Grail” also includes Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses. Dr. Sullivan obtained her BA with honors at Hollins University, her Masters and Doctorate in Literature from Columbia University and King’s College London. She continues to study with British experts on Celtic myth and legend, including John and Caitlin Matthews. She is also the author of an award-winning series of inspirational children’s books and has won more than thirty literary awards for her works.
Tom Hatsis is the author of Microdosing Magic: A Psychedelic Spellbook. He has written books dealing with both psychedelic history and practical psychedelic magic, along with several articles in PsyPress UK and the Journal of Psychedelic Studies. He has appeared on the GaiamTV shows Psychedelica and Open Minds with Regina Meredith. He is a lecturer, and historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia. He and his partner Eden Woodruff run a psychedelics harm-reduction and education group named Sanctum Psychedelia, which puts on events and conferences and a weekly open mike — at Pegasus Project in SE Portland near 76th and Stark St.
Paul O’Brien is a successful entrepreneur who developed the world’s largest online astrology service out of his basement, which he sold for millions in 2007. He authored The Visionary I Ching: A Book of Changes for the 21st Century and produced the Visionary I Ching app. Paul founded and runs the Divination Foundation, an educational nonprofit focused on cultural evolution—also the theme of Pathways, a radio show and podcast he has hosted since 1984 (archived on Divination.com). His new book, Intuitive Intelligence: Make life-changing decisions with perfect timing comes out September 10, 2019.
Ralph White is a founder of the Holistic Centers Gathering. He is also co-founder of New York Open Center, America’s leading urban institution of holistic learning where his current role is Senior Fellow and Conference Director. The Open Center has presented the major writers and speakers in the fields of wellness, social/ecological change, inner development, world spiritual traditions, art and creativity for over thirty four years. In this rollicking conversation with Paulo, Ralph displays his uncanny mystical eloquence in fine fashion (even after a couple glass of wine). Great fun!
Visit HCN’s website: centersnetwork.org
Tina Schermer Sellers is the author of the book, Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy. She is a nationally known speaker on religious sexual shame. She has a PhD in clinical sexology and is an associate professor of sexuality and director of medical family therapy in the Department of Psychology, Family and Community at Seattle Pacific University, in Seattle, Washington. Tina serves on the board of The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and is a Co-Creator of She Is Called – a Leadership Collective for Women. She is also the founder and Medical Director of the Northwest Institute on Intimacy.
Dr. Gary Salyer is the author of the new book Safe to Love Again: How to Release the Pain of Past Relationships and Create the Love You Deserve. For the last decade, Dr. Salyer has been in private practice offering clients heart-centered transformation so they can re-write the rules for love in their brains and step into the most loving version of themselves. He is the creator of the Safe to Love Again™ Workshop and the Extraordinary Couples™ Retreat. Dr. Salyer offers a unique blend of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), the “Family Systems” approach and Attachment Theory, the science of intimate relationships.