Royce Christyn is the author of the new book, Scripting the Life You Want: Manifest Your Dreams with Just Pen and Paper. Royce is an actor, researcher, writer, futurist, and documentary film director. He has appeared in film and television shows including Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, and Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place with Selena Gomez. Christyn grew up in a family that encouraged the study of New Thought, meditation, and spirituality from a very young age, and he considers himself an “explorer and archeologist” of all things New Thought.
Pathways Radio with Paul O’Brien features 30-minute conversations with authors who write about personal development and/or cultural evolution. Paul O’Brien has been the host since 1984, when the program began airing on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon. Podcasts of Pathways can be found on your favorite podcast providers.
Donald Altman is the author of the new book, Simply Mindful: A 7-week course and personal handbook for mindful living. 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 BenjaminFranklin 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 theBest Spiritual Books of 2010.”
Dr. Emma Mardlin is the author of the new book, Out of Your Comfort Zone. Dr Em is founding partner of the Pinnacle Practice, a well-being clinic and training consultancy in London, Harley Street, UK. She is a clinical therapist and performance coach holding a PhD in psychotherapy, mind–body medicine. Em is also an international trainer in her field, metaphysical researcher in the reversal of various physical and psychological health conditions and Author of the five-star reviewed book, Mind Body Diabetes and Out of Your Comfort Zone. Renowned for her distinguished results in helping people achieve what others have deemed impossible she implements a unique and holistic approach to all.
Janna Lopez is the author of the new book, Me, My Selfie & Eye – A Midlife Conversation About Lost Identity, Grief & Seeing Who You Are. Janna was a successful magazine publisher for nearly a decade, and a communications consultant for over 25 years, serving small businesses, non-profits, and multi-million dollar companies. Her life’s work has revolved around the art of expression through words and images. Janna lives in Portland, Oregon, as a hobby teaches classes on sipping tequila, and now speaks about midlife transitions at conferences, teaches workshops, and offers one-on-one midlife coaching.
Brigitte Mars is a master herbalist, university professor, author and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with some fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has been the faculty advisor for the Psychedelic Club at Naropa University and is the voice for the audio version of The Psychedelic Prayers, based on The Tao Te Ching as translated by Timothy Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner. She is a longtime member of MAPS and a recent graduate of the Psychedelic Sitter’s School in Boulder, Colorado.
Brigitte is the author of many books including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome!, and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called iPlant that helps budding herbalists to identify plants in the wild.
Michael Meade is the author of the book, Awakening The Soul: A Deep Response to a Troubled World. Michael is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn’t End, The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul, and editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.
Dr. Paulette Sherman is the author of the book, Dating from the Inside Out: How to Use the Law of Attraction in Matters of the Heart. How can you find real, deep, and lasting love in a world that appears so superficial? Rather than looking at the world of dating like an obstacle course to be conquered, it can become an enlightening journey toward love that begins from within. By examining past experiences, understanding family dynamics, and exploring the place of spiritual connection in the dating world, Dr. Sherman illuminates the path to self-awareness – the path that leads to the kind of real love you have been searching for.
Stephanie is the founder and director of Blue Star Temple. An ordained shamanic minister, she holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and master’s and doctorate degrees in shamanic studies from Venus Rising University. She is also a mesa carrier in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Peru, having studied with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada and his lineage since 2005. She lives near Kansas City, Missouri.
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.