Thomas Berry,C.P., Ph.D.Historian, Author, Geologian. Thomas Berry was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1914. From his academic beginnings as a historian of world cultures and religions, Among advocates of deep ecology and "ecospirituality" he is famous for proposing that a deep understanding of the history and functioning of the evolving universe is a necessary inspiration and guide for our own effective functioning as individuals and as a species. He is considered a leader in the tradition of Teilhard de Chardin. Berry developed into a historian of the Earth and its evolutionary processes. He describes himself as a "geologian". Berry received his Ph.D. in European Intellectual History with a thesis on Giambattista Vico's philosophy of history. Widely read in Western history, he also spent many years studying the cultural history of Asia. He has lived in China and traveled to other parts of Asia. He authored two books on Asian religions, Buddhism and Religions of India (distributed by Columbia University Press). For two decades, he directed Red Oak the Riverdale Center of Religious Research along the Hudson River.
Larry Buell is an environmental educator and
patnership director of University of the Wild. He specializes in "Sense
of Place" interpretations of the natural and cultural environments and
creating Earth-based living and learning communities. Larry received
his master's in Outdoor Education from Penn State and his doctorate
from the University of Massachusetts. He is founder and former director
of the Outdoor Leadership Program and the Earth Education Human Ecology
curriculum at Greenfield Community College where he is Professor
Emeritus of Human Ecology. In 1992 he founded the Earthlands
intentional community and environmental center. Larry is the visionary
behind University of the Wild and continues to take an active role in
its development. Larry is the author of numerous books and articles,
including, The Outdoor Leadership Competency Manual; The 24-Hour
Experience: An Outdoor Adventure Program; a text book on Human Ecology:
Roots of our Worldview and Foundations for a Sustainable Future; and
Return to the Meadow:Poetry, Prose, and Images of Place. Larry is
dedicated to working with others to creat a sustainable community
within his beloved North Quabbin Bioregion in North Central
Dr. Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D., C.N.has spearheaded the international progressive health movement for more than three decades through the Hippocrates Health Institute. By conducting daily clinical research as the director of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute, the world's foremost complementary residential health Mecca, he and his team have developed a state of the art program for health maintenance and recovery. His Florida center has pioneered a program and established training in active aging and disease prevention. With hundreds of thousands of people participating in this program over the last half century, volumes of data have been accrued giving Clement a privileged insight into the lifestyle required to maintain youth, vitality and stamina. His latest book "Longevity" delivers cutting edge knowledge coupled with a common sense practical approach that will raise your level of health and happiness.
Viktoras Kulvinskas, M.S., ResearcherCutting-edge researcher, raw food pioneer, author of the health classic Survival Into The 21st Century, among several other bestsellers (more than a million Viktoras books have sold worldwide!), an illuminating authority on raw foods for forty years, co-founder of Hippocrates Health Institute with Ann Wigmore in the late 1960's...Viktoras will delight us with his intriguing research into the value of living foods and plant enzymes. Viktoras is the director of the Survival Foundation. His articles feature in magazines and journals including "Vegetarian Voice," "Vegetarian Times," "Vegetarian World," "Health Street Journal," and "Alternatives." Observation from the founder:
Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), D.D.Rebbe Gabriel Cousens, (Doctor of Divinity), Diplomate American Board of Holistic Medicine, Diplomate Ayurveda, a physician of the soul, teaches and lives the sevenfold peace at Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. To the process of awakening and healing, Rebbe Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), weaves a background as a holistic physician, medical researcher, world-recognized live-food nutritionist, psychiatrist, family therapist, homeopath, acupuncturist, Ayurvedic practitioner, expert on green juice spiritual fasting and detoxification fasting, ecological leader, Reiki master, internationally celebrated spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, culture-bridger, world peaceworker, to give a unique holistic approach to nurturing the hungry soul. A honoree for lifetime achievement by the World Organization of Natural Medicine, Dr. Cousens has published research in Journal of Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Psychopharamacology, School Health, and Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. He is author of the books Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini; Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine; Conscious Eating; Depression-Free for Life; Tachyon Energy; Sevenfold Peace; Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet; and There Is a Cure for Diabetes.
Shanti Golds-CousensHas dedicated her life to love, service and devotion. She shares what she considers a Trinity of Wisdom—Kali Ray Tri Yoga, aromatherapy and living foods. She offers this holistic Trinity as the Director of Yoga and Guest Services at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona. The depth of her experience in the spiritual and healing arts, along with her compassionate presence, inspires and illuminates the lives of all those she serves. Shanti is a senior teacher of Kali Ray Tri yoga, a kundalini-inspired flowing form of hatha yoga. In 1986 she became among the first of the trained Kali Ray Tri Yoga teachers and taught as a Senior Teacher at the Kali Ray Tri Yoga headquarters in Santa Cruz, California for 16 years.
Dr. David FrawleyIs one of the most important scholars and authors of Ayurveda and Vedic Science today. He has expounded the ancient wisdom of the Vedas. Frawley is an Indian in an American body. The ease with which he enters into the spiritual of the Indian tradition and renders its deeper concepts in terms of modern thought shows an unusual familiarity with this ancient wisdom. He is the secretary of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Vamadeva (Dr. Frawley) presents authentic Vedic knowledge in the Western world and in a lucid presentation recognized by the tradition itself. He has worked extensively teaching, writing, lecturing, conducting research and helping establish schools and associations in related Vedic fields over the last thirty years. He has studied and traveled widely gathering knowledge, working with various Vedic teachers and groups in a non-sectarian manner. Vamadeva sees his role as helping to revive Vedic knowledge in an interdisciplinary approach for the planetary age. He sees himself as a teacher and translator to help empower people to use Vedic systems to enhance their lives and aid in their own Self-realization. He sees Vedic wisdom as a tool for liberation of the spirit, not as a dogma to bind people or to take power over them. Vedic knowledge is a means of communing with the conscious universe and learning to embody it in our own life and perception.
Rosemary GladstarHas been a practicing herbalist for 30 years. she has founded the California School of Herbal Studies, United Plant Savers, co-founded Sage Mountain Herbs, and is a founding member of the Northeast Herb Association. She is the co-director of the International Herb Symposium and The New England Women?s Herbal Conference.
Rosemary is the author of several books, including best seller Herbal Healing for Women and the newly released Gladstar Family Herbal. She has taught herbs extensively throughout the U.S. and has led travel adventures worldwide. Her experience includes over 30 years in the herbal community as a healer, teacher, visionary and organizer of herbal events.