Pam Montgomery is the originator of Green Terrestrial Herbal Products of Vermont and was one of the founding members of the Northeast Herbal Association where she served as their president for four years. For a decade, Pam was on the Executive Council of the Board of Directors of United Plant Savers, an organization dedicated to preservation of our native medicinal plants. Pam has been organizing the Green Nations Gathering for nineteen years and has presented the Spirit Healing Conference and the Healing With Flowers Conference. She teaches workshops internationally on herbal medicine, Plant Spirit Healing, and spiritual ecology. Pam is the author of “Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness” and “Partner Earth; A Spiritual Ecology”, and a contributing author in “Planting the Future”.
Pam speaks with Joanna about developing an intimate relationship with plants / beyond Gaia theory / the value of stillness / the Great Healing .
Mr Pacheco’s motivation comes from his own life experience. As a youth, he was involved in a gang which took many things away from him. Now he is working at helping other young people turn their lives around. He was a gang member in the past that will become a great physician. He is at Georges Mason University attaining his Pre-Med degree.
Paul Six has been a student and practitioner of astrology since 1974. He has traveled to the far corners of the globe conducting workshops and private consultations for over 15,000 people in thirteen countries.
Jerome S. Bernstein is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist, and author of Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma. He was the founding president of the C. G. Jung Analysts Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, vice-president of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York, and past-president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe. He is currently on the teaching faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe. [More from Bernstein's website]
Patricia Flasch is an author, a soul and depth coach and a business catalyst who has always been fascinated by the discovery of her own soul and she has spent a lifetime passing on her learning to the countless students she has encountered over the years. Her practice includes writing, counseling, coaching, mentoring, ministry, and workshop facilitation.
Patricia has just published her first book, Becoming a Love Dog: From Emptiness to Tenderness. In this book, Patricia offers support to live your life more fully, tenderly, honestly, skillfully, passionately, and authentically. She shares how you can ease your heartache by learning to cope with life with a growing emotional maturity.
Charles Eisenstein is the author of The Ascent of Humanity: The Age of Separation, the Age of Reunion, and the convergence of crises that is birthing the transition – a book about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the evolution of the human sense of self.
He is also the author of The Yoga of Eating and his most recent book Transformational Weight Loss, a book which applies the deep ideas of Ascent to a very specific crying need. He also give seminars and workshops focusing on two areas: holistic health, and the transformation of human consciousness and civilization.
Dr. Edward Tick is the author of the groundbreaking book War and the Soul and founder of Soldier’s Heart, a veteran’s return and healing project based in Troy, NY. He is a practicing psychotherapist specializing in veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). His pioneering work with PTSD or, in his words, “loss of the soul”, is the basis for War and the Soul. He continues his healing work with veterans and other trauma survivors with innovative yet time-honored methods. Ed has extensively studied both classical Greek and Native American traditions and successfully integrates their methods into modern clinical work. A widely published writer, he is also the author of The Golden Tortoise: Journeys in Viet Nam, Sacred Mountain: Encounters of the Vietnam Beast, and The Practice of Dream Healing: Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine.
Josie RavenWinghas made the study of multi-cultural healing systems and spiritual paths her life’s work. An internationally known workshop presenter and author The Book of Miracles: The Healing Work of Joao de Deus, The Return of Spirit: A Woman’s Call to Spiritual Action and A Season of Eagles, Josie began working as a pioneer in dance therapy and later as a psychotherapist with an eclectic and holistic approach. She has been teaching workshops in the fields of healing and spirituality since 1984 throughout the US and abroad, combining her background in psychology and her own inner guidance with knowledge and training from many world traditions. In addition to her workshops she offers powerful individual healing work and spiritual training upon request.
Lynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author and has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute to express her commitment to supporting and empowering people in finding peace and sufficiency in their relationship with money and the money culture. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Pachamama Alliance, an organization established to preserve the Earth’s tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodians.
Chellis Glendinning is writer and a psychologist specializing in recovery from post-traumatic stress. She is the author of Waking Up in the Nuclear Age (1987); When Technology Wounds (1990); My Name Is Chellis and I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization (1994); Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy (1999, 2002); and Chiva: A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade (2005). Off the Map won the National Federation of Press Women 2000 Book Award.
Deena Metzger is a poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman who has taught and counseled for over forty years, in the process of which she has developed therapies (Healing Stories) which creatively address life threatening diseases, spiritual and emotional crises, as well as community, political and environmental disintegration. She is the author of many books, including most recently, From Grief into Vision: A Council; Doors: A fiction for Jazz Horn; Entering the Ghost River: Meditations on the Theory and Practice of Healing; The Other Hand; Tree: Essays and Pieces, A Sabbath Among the Ruins, Looking for the Faces of God and Writing For Your Life.
Bill Plotkin, PhD, has been a psychotherapist, research psychologist, rock musician, river runner, professor of psychology, and mountain-bike racer. As a research psychologist, he studied dreams and nonordinary states of consciousness achieved through meditation, biofeedback, and hypnosis. The founder and president of Animas Valley Institute, he has guided thousands of people through initiatory passages in nature since 1980. Currently an ecotherapist, depth psychologist, and wilderness guide, he leads a variety of experiential, nature-based individuation programs. He is the author of Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche and Nature and the Human Mind.
Stefan Laeng-Gilliatt has studied Sensory Awareness and related practices since 1980, having studied and worked extensively with Charlotte Selver until her death in 2003. He was president and executive manager of the Sensory Awareness Foundation from 1995 through 2007.
Born and raised in Switzerland, he studied Meditation-Based Gestalt Therapy and Bioenergetic Analysis with Marcel Geisser and Gestalt Therapy with Seymour Carter and Walter Zünd. He has been a student of Buddhism since 1983, practicing and studying with teachers of different traditions.
Stefan offers workshops in the USA and Europe – see Mindfulness in Motion. Currently he is working on an Oral History and Book Project, documenting Charlotte Selver’s life. He also works with prison inmates in New Mexico as a member of the Heart Mountain Prison Project.
Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of ten books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal
medicine. He lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth. His website Gaian Studies is a non-profit organization exploring – and participating with – the non-linear intelligence of nature. Stephen’s work has been widely published in North America and Europe and his most recent works are entitled The Secret Teaching of Plants: The Intelligence of Heart in Direct Perception of Nature and Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borrelosis and its related Co-infections.
Rocky Caravelli is the primary facilitator and founder of Awakening in the Dream house, an innovative treatment and rehabilitation center near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, that uses ibogaine, an entheogenic alkaloid of the iboga plant. He worked at the Ibogaine Association for 1 year and has run the Dream House for 2 1/2 years. He also spent 2 years providing treatments in the underground US community.
Stuart Sovatsky, PhD received the only US Federal grant (1976) to bring yoga and Sanskrit chanting to incarcerated youth, was first in the US to introduce yoga (1978) to the homeless mentally-ill; convened the first International Prison Yoga Conference and is initiating co-convener of the forty-country World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality, 2008, in Delhi, India, with Robert Thurman, Stan Grof and BKS Iyengar. He has authored numerous books and poetic works and as a Kundalini Yoga Anahata Nad Chant-master has three CDs with Axis Mundi and has performed in the US, France, Germany, Russia and India. As a psychotherapist he specializes in marriage counselling and is director of the Kundalini Clinic and Blue Oak Berkeley Counseling. He is the co-president of the US Association for Transpersonal Psychology and was founding consultant to Green City Lofts the largest green-design complex in California.
Evon Peter is the National Director of Native Movement Alaska and former Chief of the Neetsaii Gwich’in from Arctic Village in northeastern Alaska. He has served as the Co-Chair of the Gwich’in Council International and on the Executive Board of the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council. Evon is an advocate of Indigenous Peoples rights, youth, and a balanced world. His experience includes work within the United Nations and Arctic Council forum representing Indigenous and environmental interests. He is featured in the 2005 full-length feature film “Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action,” that follows four Indigenous people working on issues of Environmental Justice in North America.
Talk given at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe on May 25. Joan Halifax Roshi is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is Director of the Project on Being with Dying. A Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order, her work and practice for more than three decades has focused on engaged Buddhism.
Bradford Keeney Ph.D. is recognized as an elder shaman and spiritual teacher in cultures throughout the world. He is the author of Profiles of Healing, an eleven-volume encyclopedia of the world’s healing practices and an autobiography entitled Bushman Shaman as well as several classics in the field of psychotherapy and numerous titles for the popular press. With his website Shaking Medicine he invites us to go beyond modernity to the oldest culture on Earth to find true magic and power.
Jeremy Narby is anthropologist and writer who spent several years living with the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon cataloging indigenous uses of rainforest resources to help combat ecological destruction. Narby has written three books, as well as sponsored an expedition to the rainforest for biologists and other scientists to examine indigenous knowledge systems and the utility of Ayahuasca in gaining knowledge. Since 1989, Narby has been working as the Amazonian projects director for the Swiss NGO, Nouvelle Planete.
Sandra Ingerman is an author and lecturer who teaches workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. She is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times.
Transdisciplinary social scientist and founding director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a global fellowship of concerned academics and practitioners whose vision is to serve as a global enabling platform, giving space and encouragement to people who wish to dignify our world and transcend humiliation.
Human rights advocate, mental health professional and Director of Restorative Resources which provides consulting and training to people and organizations who serve survivors of extreme interpersonal trauma.