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.
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 Ralph White’s website: ralphwhite.net or esotericquest.org
Visit HCN’s website: centersnetwork.org