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.
Mark Grober is the author of the new book An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life . Mark is a partner in a Silicon Valley investment bank and strategy firm, has been drawn to life’s big questions starting from his years as a Princeton undergrad. Physics—particularly astrophysics —fascinated him, but he was too far into his economic major and other obligations to make the switch. As a compromise, instead of studying the invisible forces that govern the universe, he elected to study the invisible forces that govern human judgment and decision making—psychology/behavioral economics. But these big existence questions continued to plague him until he began the research which converted him from a “materialist” and ultimately propelled him to write the book.
Ralph White is co-founder and Creative Director of the New York Open Center, America’s leading urban institution of holistic learning for thirty years. In addition to serving as Creative Director, Ralph is an international speaker in his own right — on spirituality, consciousness, the history of the Western Mystical Tradition. He is now the author of a new book, a philosophical memoir entitled The Jeweled Highway—On the Quest for a Life of Meaning.
Alexis Brooks is the author of Conscious Musings: Contemplations to Transform Life & Realize Potential. Alexis is a journalist, essayist and researcher within the metaphysical, spiritual and new thought genre. Her show is called “Conscious Inquiry with Alexis Brooks,” in which she interviews renowned experts in the fields of metaphysics, spirituality, new science and related subjects.
Anne Bertolet Rice is author of the book, The Healing Power of the Deep Heart. Anne Rice is a Deep Heart Practitioner. She completed her masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy along with a two year Body Mind Psychotherapy program at Naropa Institute. Anne’s training was unique in that, in large part, it was experiential which gave her the ability to embody the teachings. Heart Shaman, Conscious Healer and Author, Anne Rice, has been practicing her work with individuals, couples and groups for twenty years.
Jennifer “Elemental” Larkin is an experienced international facilitator, coach and trainer. With a masters in Performance Psychology, her specialty is Performance Optimization and for over two decades she has been helping business owners, creative professionals and sports men and women to achieve their greatest ambitions. She travels around the world delivering consciousness raising workshops with a mission to transform millions of lives by spreading joy, fun, & laughter using conscious educational messages inspiring global transformation.
Steven R. Vedro discusses Digital Dharma: A User’s Guide to Expanding Consciousness in the Infosphere. Stephen is also a lecturer and nationally recognized telecommunications consultant who has been on the leading edge of both technology and public service for the last twenty years. In the 1980’s he produced the nation’s first television series on consumer electronics for PBS called “The New Tech Times.”