Kent Nerburn is the author of the new book Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art. Kent is a sculptor and award-winning author of sixteen books. He has been writing about Native American history and culture for almost thirty years, and is the founder and director of ‘Project Preserve’, working on the Red Lake Ojibwe reservation helping students collect memories of tribal elders. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Layne Dalfen is the author of Have a Great Dream. She has been studying dreams for 45 years. Layne has been a lecturer for the counseling students at Concordia University in Montreal since 2005, and a member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams since 1997. She founded The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal in 1997. Combining insights from Freud, Adler, Jung and Fritz Perls’ Gestalt Psychology, her focus is introducing the general public to the value of decoding their dreams
Douglas Vermeeren is the author of the new book, Personal Power Mastery. Douglas’ search for success-strategies took him into the offices of 400 of the most successful people he could find — including the founders and CEOS of companies like Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, American Airlines, UGG boots, Uber, KFC, McDonalds, Disney, United Airlines and Microsoft.
Douglas is also the producer and director of three out of the top ten personal development movies ever filmed, the author of three books in the Guerrilla Marketing series and a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV and CBC and others. Currently, his program Personal Power Mastery is rated as number three in the world for the most powerful personal development seminars.
Steve Taylor PhD is the author of the new book Spiritual Science: Why Science Needs Spirituality to Make Sense of the World. He is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality. For the last six years he has been included in Watkins Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the ‘100 most spiritually influential living people.’
Stephen Gray is editor of, and contributor to, the book, Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally. Stephen is a teacher and writer on spiritual subjects and sacramental medicines. He has worked extensively with Tibetan Buddhism, the Native American Church, and with entheogenic medicines. The author of Returning to Sacred World: A Spiritual Toolkit for the Emerging Reality, he is also a conference and workshop organizer, leader, and speaker as well as a part-time photographer and music composer under the artist name Keary.
Guy Finley is the author of the new book, Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together. Guy is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and best-selling self-realization author. His books and audio programs have sold over 2 million copies worldwide, in 26 languages. His seminal work The Secret of Letting Go is considered a spiritual classic. Guy is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, based in Merlin, Oregon, as well as the host of Life of Learning’s Wisdom School-an online self-study program for personal self-discovery.
Stewart Blackburn is the author of the new book, It’s Time to Come Home: With Kindness and Compassion, We Come Back to Ourselves. Stewart is a writer and teacher whose focus is on helping and encouraging people’s journey home to themselves. He is also the author of The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want, and dozens of articles on shamanism, pleasure, and consciousness. He maintains a healing and teaching practice at his home in the jungle on the island of Hawaii. Stewart is a trained professional chef with a Master’s Degree in Food Science who has transitioned into a teacher, counselor, and mentor to those seeking more peace in their inner world. He draws upon his extensive studies of shamanism, tantra, Buddhism, the mystical paths of the world, and wisdom from anywhere that resonates with him.
Dan Millman is the author of The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose. He is a former world-champion gymnast, coach, martial arts teacher, and college professor, is the author of seventeen books published in twenty-nine languages and shared across generations to millions of readers. His internationally bestselling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior was adapted to film in 2006. Dan speaks worldwide to people from all walks of life. He lives in New York City.
Elizabeth Bast is the author of the new book, Heart Medicine. A True Love Story: One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction about healing with iboga medicine. She is a San Rafael, California-based writer, poet, yoga and meditation teacher, performance artist, healing artist, musician, and holistic life coach specializing in entheogenic medicine integration, addiction recovery, and women’s empowerment. She has experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition. Elisabeth studies the medical safety aspects of iboga treatments with Jamie McAlpin, RN, of IbogaSafe and co-creates collaborative works of visual and performance art with her husband, artist Chor Boogie.
Mary DeMocker is the author of the new book The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 ways to build a fossil-free future, raise empowered kids, and still get a good night’s sleep. Mary studied at Eastman School of Music and University of Oregon’s School of Music and has performed widely, including solo appearances at major music festivals. She toured with the original interactive musical “The Incredible Earth Circus” in schools for Earth Day 1990, and was later commissioned to write six children’s plays, three of which are still regularly performed across the U.S. and abroad. Mary uses the arts to fight for a livable planet, and is cofounder of 350.org’s Eugene, Oregon chapter and became its creative director, specializing in interactive art protests. She lives with her family in Eugene, and speaks frequently about creative ways to make the world more healthy, just, and fun.