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 Network. 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!
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.
Jeff Cox is the editor of the new book, Instructions for Spiritual Living, which is a collection of Paul Brunton’s unpublished writings. Paul Brunton is widely esteemed for creatively integrating the world’s spiritual teachings and meditation systems into a clear, practical approach best-suited for contemporary life.
Daniel Miller, author of the book, The Gifts Of Acceptance: Embracing People And Things As They Are. He is also the author of a related bestseller: Losing Control, Finding Serenity.
Like most compulsive controllers, Danny was always driven to succeed. He graduated from UCLA with honors in business administration and finished in the top 5 percent of his class at the UCLA School of Law. However he ultimately found a different and more gratifying kind of success–an internal, core sense of well-being. He now writes and speaks about the profound benefits of letting go of control and practicing acceptance.
Donald Altman is the author of the new book, Reflect: Awaken to the Wisdom of the Here and Now. Donald Altman is a psychotherapist, an award-winning author, and a former Buddhist monk. Featured in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in The Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he has written over 15 books that teach how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life. Award-winning books include: The Mindfulness Toolbox-winner of two Gold IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards as the best book in the “Psychology” and “Body-Mind-Spirit” categories, Clearing Emotional Clutter-named “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2016,” and The Mindfulness Code-named “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.”
Lori Gottlieb is the author of the new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. She’s a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who also writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column. A contributing editor at The Atlantic, she also writes regularly for The New York Times, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR. Her other books include, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, and Inside the Cult of Kibu: and other tales of the millennial Gold Rush.
Ty Adams is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Wayfinding Academy. The traditional college promise made to previous generations is dramatically different for young people now, and there’s a large segment of people who are falling through the cracks, or ending up burdened with mountains of debt and feelings of shame for being “drop outs”. Our culture of higher education is backwards. First you pick a 4-year college, then you pick a major from a list, then you figure out what you’re going to do, and then you try it out. The Wayfinding Academy is working to turn that around by offering a new model of higher education.