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Lo Russo, Andy
 “The Singing Chef Celebration”
Andy Lo Russo, the Singing Chef, joins us before the holidays to sing, to demonstrate preparation of his famous Ricotta Cake, and to lead us in Christmas Carols. The author of the best-selling book and tape, Sing and Cook Italian, Andy has always had an intrinsic sense of music and food which culminated when he moved to California in 1991 and studied with the renowned vocal coach to the stars, Giovanna d’Onofrio, who coached Mario Lanza. Andy appears on the Food Network and is launching a TV pilot that will involve families in creating original and authentic recipes while they are singing and cooking together. We’ll sample the cake and his new CD, Cooking Cabaret, An International Cooking Musical.
Canfield, Jack
 “The Success Principles”
Jack Canfield is a motivational speaker, trainer, author and best known as the co-creator with Mark Victor Hansen of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series with 80 million copies sold in over 37 languages. He is the founder of Self Esteem Seminars in Santa Barbara and The Foundation for Self Esteem in Culver City. He teaches the Success Principles which empower those he coaches to determine values, vision, mission, purpose and goals; to determine specific action steps to achieve goals; to sort through opportunities; to stay focused on top priorities; and to achieve balance in life while still accomplishing business or career goals.
Rutte, Martin
 “Heaven on Earth”
Martin Rutte, a leader in the emerging management field of spirituality in the workplace, is committed to reconnecting business with its natural source of creativity, innovation and compassion. His pioneering work was featured on the ABC-TV special, Creativity: Touching the Divine. Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, which he co-authored, was a New York Times Business Bestseller and sold over a million copies. As President of Livelihood, Inc., a management consulting firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he explores the deeper meaning of work and how it contributes to society in the areas of strategic vision, corporate spirit, performance management, and creative leadership.
Judith, Anodea, Ph.D.
 “Waking the Global Heart”
Dr. Anodea Judith’s new book, Waking the Global Heart: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love, defines the shift from the love of power to the power of love: “A paradigm based on the power of love finds greater reward in cooperation than in competition, serving rather than exploiting, networks rather than markets, looking at whole systems rather than parts. Only by this monumental evolution in the organizing principle for society can we create a just world that is sustainable, but even more exciting, dynamically creative, celebratory and ecstatic.” Dr. Judith’s books in Transpersonal Psychology are used as definitive texts in the U.S. and abroad.
Nebot, Jesus
 “Keys to Harmonious Living in a Multicultural Society”
Jesus Nebot, founder and CEO of Zokalo Entertainment and Love Empowerment Seminars, is an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for peace, consciousness and social justice. He co-wrote, co-directed, produced, and starred in his first production, No Turning Back, which won 21 international film festival awards. This immigration tale brings to our awareness the importance of embracing diversity and our common humanity. A graduate with honors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Madrid, Jesus completed his training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. He will share his experiences and also a few clips from his film.
Goldberg, Philip, Ph.D.
“The Outside Edge”
Dr. Philip Goldberg, author of Making Peace with God and Roadsigns: Navigating Your Path to Spiritual Happiness joins us post-election to ask how those who are deeply spiritual but not conventionally religious can have a voice when the public debate about “values” is polarized between religious screamers and secular shouters. Do we lack vision? Or does the madness of the world cry out for some kind of active engagement? How does the inner life of individuals affect social conditions? Can we heal ourselves and also heal the wounded world? Can we find spiritual solutions that transcend the tired formulas of liberals and conservatives? Phil leads us to higher ground to take a stand.
Hunter, Jennifer
 “Empowering People to Create the Sustainable End of Hunger: A New Framework of Thinking”
Jennifer Hunter, a Zen Buddhist Priest and co-leader with her husband of the Santa Monica Zen Center, believes creating truly effective strategies and actions for the end of hunger requires a new framework of thinking, a new paradigm. It will not happen in the course of “business as usual,” but rather in the action of co-equal partnerships with the hungry people. Jennifer’s relationship to charitable giving changed completely as the result of her leadership as one of six financial underwriters to commit $900,000 for the work of The Hunger Project to begin and be sustained in Ethiopia and her direct experience of The Hunger Project efforts in Bangladesh and Uganda.
Coleman, Michael
 “The Spiritual Journey in the Modern World”
Michael Coleman, Ph.D., is an investment advisor with a unique background. Prior to entering the financial field he was a professor of philosophy at Sonoma State University for 18 years; studied under several spiritual masters; lectured at universities in the U.S., Europe and India; and authored the tape album, “Secrets of the Masters.” In mid-life he changed careers, founded his own financial services company, and became the nationwide top-producing registered representative at his broker-dealer. He will share his personal odyssey and how the insights of the great mystics, living and dead, are the keys to both a successful life and a successful business.
Khamisa, Azim N.
“From Conflict To Brotherhood And Unity”
Azim founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation in memory of his son who was murdered by senseless violence in 1995. His journey from despair to fulfillment involves forgiveness, faith, and the concepts of restorative justice and peace-making. He has turned a personal tragedy into transformative work in the world. A man of peace and wisdom, one who has committed his life to defeating the continuing cycle of violence amongst youth, he tells the truth about Islam. Azim, a successful international investment banker, advisor, and consultant with over 30 years of global experience, has conducted business ventures in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Americas
O'Dea, James
“In The Mirror Of Our Times”
James O’Dea, President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, believes that as the world continues to shrink, we begin to understand that we are relational beings generating meaning together. This creates a shift in awareness from being passive spectators of a collective human drama influenced by superstars in the political, intellectual and religious spheres to recognizing ourselves as compassionately engaged participants in designing healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. This shift entails a de-conditioning of wordviews based on artificial constructs that maintain a strict separation between the inner life of individuals and the external “objective” life of society.
Kelly, Mary Olsen
“Survive And Thrive”
Mary Olsen Kelly invites the Inside Edge to join in the celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She is an author, business owner, public speaker, and herself a breast cancer survivor. Her books include < Survivor’s Cancer Breast the for Soup>, co-authored with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, Path of the Pearl, Finding Each Other and Treasury of Light. Kelly is director of Breast Wishes Institute, an educational non-profit foundation that hosts the information and inspiration website: BreastWishes.Org. A popular speaker at breast cancer and medical organizations, her Breast Wishes Puppetry Company is currently producing the film “My Mommy’s Bald.”
De Angelis, Barbara
“Living The Life You Want”
Dr. Barbara De Angelis is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of relationships and personal growth. For the past twenty-five years, she has reached tens of million of people throughout the world with her positive messages about love, happiness, and the search for meaning in our lives. As a best-selling author of fourteen books, poplar television personality and sought-after motivational speaker, Barbara has been a pioneer in the field of personal transformation. Her latest book is How Did I Get Here? Finding Your Way to Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns.
Reding, Peter
“Creating Thriving Learning Environments”
Peter Reding is the visionary founder of The Foundation for Inspired Learning which advocates creating a safe and natural learning environment where the innate love of learning thrives. Most of us have experienced the criticism-based philosophy that focuses on what has not been mastered, fixing what is wrong. The Inspired Learning Model celebrates “what is right” and holds that every person has the capability, in some subject matter, to excel beyond the expectation of their instructors. Peter Reding, Master Certified Coach and co-founder of the spiritually-based coaches’ training company, Coach For Life, has worked in Europe, the Asia-Pacific as well as North America.
Johncock, Philip
“Generative Learning And Prosperity: Beyond Sustainability”
Philip Duane Johncock is an award-winning author, producer, educator, player, and coach. His Dream-Making to Billions: Grant Writing Tips from the Experts reveals the insights that empowered him to generate $1.2 billion in grant funds in only two and a half years. He frequently collaborates with willing leaders, key teachers, and best-selling authors. With Gay Hendricks, he published The Book of Life and Unleashing the Power of Integrity; with Margot Anand he published The Sexual Ecstasy Workbook. The name of his company is Fun Unlimited, Inc. which suggests why Jean Houston calls him a true mensch: “When a mensch walks down the street, even the sidewalk gets happy.”
Haisch, Bernard, Ph.D.
"The God Theory"
Dr. Bernard Haisch is an astrophysicist at the forefront of the new noetic sciences bridging the gap between Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Reductionist science. His book, The God Theory: Universes, Zero-Point Fields, and What’s Behind It All notes the esoteric traditions of many religions claim that light and consciousness are the basis of the material world. Drawing upon his research into the physics of the electromagnetic zero-point field, Haisch posits that there may be truth in such ideas and eventually science will discover we are immortal conscious beings sharing God’s own infinite consciousness.
Ward, Francine
“Self Esteem Is More Than Saying 
“I Love Me”
A former practicing lawyer, Francine Ward is a success strategist, an inspiring author, a life coach, and a powerful motivator with a proven track record of achievement. Her mission is to encourage and support people in walking through fear so that they can live amazing lives. She is the author of Esteemable Acts, 10 Actions for Building Real Self-Esteem and 52 Weeks of Esteemable Acts: A Guide to Right Living. Francine is a woman who transformed her own life of addiction, crime, and dysfunction into one of remarkable integrity and service. She offers her inspiring story and a life-changing guide.
Von Welanetz Wentworth, Diana
"The Essence Of The Inside Edge"
Twenty years ago, Diana and her late husband, Paul von Welanetz, founded the Inside Edge. It was a visionary enterprise that helped launch the career of many celebrated authors and speakers, including Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Louise Hay, Susan Jeffers, and Barbara DeAngelis. Her book, Send Me Someone: A True Story of Love Here and Hereafter, shares the story of the Inside Edge and also tells how Paul answered Diana’s request at the time of his death, to send her someone. This book is now being adapted as a screen play. Diana will recreate her rich memories for us.
Crongeyer, Sven
"Six Gun Sound"
Sergeant Sven Crongeyer has been employed with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 17 years. His passion for historical research led him to write Six Gun Sound: The Early History of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which traces law enforcement efforts to meet the challenge of public safety that from the beginning were both enhanced and hampered by the influx of ranchers, cowboys, farmers, miners, gunfighters, and gamblers. Los Angeles was a den of iniquity that rivaled even the most famous towns of the Old West: Silver City, Tombstone, Dodge City, and Wichita.
Sadleir, Steven S.
"The Science Of Manifestation"
Steven S. Sadleir, international speaker, author, corporate consultant, and Director of the Self Awareness Institute, is a recognized Spiritual Master with over 60,000 students in 120 countries. His Looking for God, a Seeker’s Guide to Religious and Spiritual Groups of the World, is a Penguin best-seller. He began training in yoga and meditation over 30 years ago, and has spent his lifetime studying world religions and spiritual paths. Professionally, Mr. Sadleir trains Fortune 500 executives and is an investment banker working in venture capital, equity financing, mergers and acquisitions.
Gray, Dorothy Randall
"Soul Between The Lines"
Dorothy Randall Gray is the best-selling author of seven books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Former Poet-in-Residence for Hunter College and commentator for National Public Radio, she is founder of the Heartland Institute for Transformation, dedicated to the use of writing and spirit as a source of creativity and transformation. Deepak Chopra observes in his Book of Secrets that Journaling is one of the most powerful tools we have to transform our lives. Dorothy will guide you in the art of journaling and demonstrate how it can help you open yourself to the hidden possibilities of your life, coach you through rough patches, strengthen your immune system, cultivate optimism, replace punishing self-talk with nurturing messages, and remind you of your choices.
Cross, Brook
"Making Miracles Happen, Or The Fine Art Of Loose- Tight Structures In Sports, Music, And Business"
Brook Cross had his first transformational miracle breakthrough at age 9 in the swimming pool. Later he learned to play the flute and guitar and was turned on by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, and other rock ‘n roll pioneers. After that he discovered Alan Watts, Gregory Bateson, and Werner Erhard and began his career in management consulting. This Nationally Ranked Masters swimmer, Strategic Planning Consultant to FedexKinkos, and pre-eminent historian of Rock ‘n Roll encourages us to bring more “flow” and “groove” into our lives as he explores the common thread in these three pursuits and reveals the delicate balance between stability/predictability and the simultaneous chance for surprise and delight that is the breeding ground for miracles.
Gaulden, Albert Clayton
Albert Clayton Gaulden, author of Signs and Wonder and Clearing for the Millennium, behavioral strategist and astroanalyst, is founder and director of the Sedona Intensive. He offers a clear and conscious process to discover the power within. What separates him from other practitioners in the field of transpersonal psychology is his fearlessness in confronting the false self in his clients. He has helped thousands reach the inner core of their power by treating the fractured soul suspended between the poles of gender.
Beath, Andrew
Andrew Beath, author of Consciousness in Action, explores the next step in the evolution of human consciousness. He is founder of the EarthWays Foundation in Malibu and a powerful advocate of social justice and environmental responsibility. He believes we stand at the confluence of two rivers of energy in our perception of the world that will create the Earth’s future. One features scientific materialism and consumerism. The other is an emergent consciousness in which the living planet is the center of attention.
Sun, Patricia
 “Authenticity As Enlightenment”
It has been said that Patricia Sun is to Psychology, as Einstein was to Physics, with an understanding of human psychology that is a quantum leap beyond psychology today. She is a visionary spiritual teacher of awareness and communication who addresses directly and clearly the universal quest: to live openly and freely with courage and compassion. With compelling logic and profound intuitive wisdom, she speaks of the inherent capacity to transform, while creating an atmosphere which catalyzes creative change.
Cruttenden, Walter
"Lost Star Of Myth And Time"
Walter Cruttenden, Executive Director of the Binary Research Institute, researches the celestial mechanics of the precession of the equinox. He believes the relationship between our sun and an unknown star may well be the cause of the Dark and Golden Ages of man, an alternative view of history based on the solar system’s motion through space. His PBS documentary, The Great Year, narrated by James Earl Jones, explores evidence of astronomical cycles of time known to ancient cultures.
Wright, Judith
"The One Decision"
Judith Wright, internationally recognized speaker, educator, trainer, and seminar leader, co-founded the Wright Institute with her husband, Bob, to offer transformative couples, leadership and communications trainings. In The One Decision: Make the Single Choice That Will Lead to a Life of More, she examines the power that comes from a life-changing commitment, offers illuminating paths to finding the one that works for you, and breaks the process into three stages: Awareness, Action, and Application.
Whittaker, Dr. Terry Cole
“The Key To Love, Bliss, Health And Prosperity"
Renowned global motivational teacher, minister, and best-selling author of six books, including What You Think of Me Is None of My Business, and Dare to Be Great, Dr. Terry inspired millions with her international TV ministry. She has been featured on over 800 TV programs, including Oprah, Larry King, and Good Morning America. Her mission is to work for the welfare of humanity by sharing the sacred knowledge that will solve all personal and global problems and bring happiness, good health, and prosperity to all.
Roth, David
"What Can I Do For You Today?"
Award-winning singer/songwriter/speaker David Roth returns to the Inside Edge for another roller-coaster ride of song and story, ranging from holistic to hilarious. This time David will throw open the floor and draw upon his 18 years of full-time singing-turned-speaking experience to deliver a spontaneous presentation based on what YOU need this morning. David’s work, featured at celebrations for Carnegie Hall and the United Nations, unites moving talks with song to strike many chords in hearts and minds.
Mendizza, Michael
Michael Mendizza, author, educator, filmmaker, and founder of Touch the Future asserts the exponential increase in knowledge has broken the memory barrier. Information changes so fast that knowledge-based systems of education, pouring facts in the brain, are completely inadequate. The next frontier in education is to cultivate optimum states for learning and performance, making optimum use of information in the moment and then letting it go, clearing the slate for the next flash of genius.
Levoy, Gregg
“The Search For Signs Of Authentic Life In The Universe”
Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, is a lecturer and seminar leader in the business, educational, and human potential arenas. He will help us recognize the signs through which our callings come: dreams, symptoms, symbols, intuitions, events, synchronicities, memories. They are like divining rods, helping us to locate the underground streams so we'll know what is being called for in our lives at any given moment and where to dig. Gregg explores the channels through which callings come, the challenges of discerning the sign's significance, and turning on our receivers.
Marx Hubbard, Barbara
“The Evolutionary Edge”
Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard, extraordinary futurist, founder of the Gateway to Conscious Evolution, is the author of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential and Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence. She invites us to the "Evolutionary Edge," the space in consciousness in which each of us is a direct expression of the Impulse of Evolution, where our yearning, our passion, our purpose can be amplified and connected until it becomes a mighty tide rising throughout the planet, a point of connection for "pioneers" incarnating as "universal humans," a new humanity.
Kleinhert, James
“The Making Of “Spirit Riders”
Director James Kleinhert shares the background of the making of his documentary, Spirit Riders, screening in the Newport Beach Film Festival. This film leads the audience on a profound journey inside the culture of the Lakota Nation and traces the movement begun in 1990 through peace and unity horseback rides and ceremonies to let go of the grief and despair which persisted for a hundred years following the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. James Kleinhert shot 300 hours of footage in the making of this 90-minute film, featuring music by U2, that envisions a new, hopeful future through ancient traditions.
Mastro, Michael & Robin
“Creating Prosperity Through The Power Of The Vedas”
Michael and Robin Mastro are the leaders in the field of Vastu Shastra, the ancient Indian Vedic Feng Shui of sacred space and placement. They are the authors of The Way of Vastu which presents a unique system to enhance living and working environments to bring harmony and abundance through alignment with nature's beneficial energies. Robin is a Whole Systems Designer and Michael an award-winning architect. His Global Construction company built the Microsoft office building with orientation and placement designed according to Vastu Shastra, as well as several buildings for Boeing.
Roberts, Joel 
“The Language Of Impact: Communicating In A Soundbite World”
Joel Roberts, former prime time talk show host on KABC Radio, now heads his own media and communications consulting firm, headquartered in Los Angeles and New York. His clients are from a broad range of industries. In publishing, they include Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. He is the official media coach for Chicken Soup for the Soul. In the corporate world he has worked with Wal-Mart, Target, Eli Lilly, and Pfizer. His clients have appeared on top shows: 20/20, Larry king Live, Oprah.
Allen, Jay
“One Race - One Spirit”
When Jay Allen, author of Humans in Training, collapsed at 18 and underwent surgery for a brain tumor, he was not expected to live. This brush with death set him on a path to develop "Inner Circuit Training," for "Whole Being Conditioning." Through extensive travel and study of religions and cultures he has derived twelve keys to erase fear and awaken global consciousness by discovering our common humanity. In this universal game of life, we all have the same Coach. It is our responsibility to master the system fundamentals and to learn how to prepare and condition ourselves to play purposefully.
Blake, Tom
"Whatever Happened to 
Victoria Station?"
Tom Blake is known and loved by many members of the Inside Edge who faithfully follow his syndicated column on Finding Love after 50. He has written more than 900 newspaper columns on dating and relationships and has made multiple appearances on the Today Show and Good Morning America. During the 1970’s Tom was an executive with Victoria Station, the dynamic prime rib and train car restaurant chain which grew in eight years to $100,000,000 in sales. He has recently published Prime Rib and Box Cars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? If you wondered where it went, you’ll find out. And if you never experienced it, you'll wish you had.
Beckwith, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard, D.D.
“The Full To Overflowing Life”
Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of 9000 devoted to the study and practice of the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality. His inner vision reveals a world joined together by humankind's highest development spiritually, philosophically, educationally, scientifically, governmentally and socially. He co-founded the Association for Global New Thought, which convened A Season for Nonviolence, in 1998 inaugurated at the United Nations to promote and teach the principles of nonviolence.
Bolen, Jean Shinoda, M.D.
“Gather The Women And Save The World”
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, a Jungian analyst in private practice, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California Medical Center, and an internationally known lecturer. Her earlier works, The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Every Woman, Crones Don't Whine, and The Millionth Circle, all lead up to the book that is the source for her presentation to us: Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women and Save the World. While men become more adrenalized and aggressive, Dr. Bolen seeks to galvanize the nurturing and protective power of women coming together to change our world.
Maalouf, Elza
“The Emergence Of The Modern Arab Identity”
Elza Maalouf, President of Integral Insights consulting Group, was born and raised in the Middle East where she worked as an attorney and corporate executive. Elza has won wide acclaim with Arab and American leaders for her developmental consulting work based on cross-cultural dynamics independently and also in conjunction with Dr. Don Back. She will address the conflicting forces impacting the modern Arab identity and the emergence of new value systems, opening opportunities for professionals and politicians in America to work effectively with their Middle Eastern counterparts on global solutions.
Ayala, Prof. Francisco J.
“Darwin's Revolution: Natural Selection Vs. Intelligent Design”
Francisco J. Ayala is uniquely qualified to speak to us on this highly controversial and divisive issue. He is University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California , Irvine. In 2002, President George Bush awarded him the National Medal of Science. His scientific research focuses on population and evolutionary genetics, including the origin of species, genetic diversity of populations, and the molecular clock of evolutions. He has published more than 870 articles and is the author or editor of 23 books. He writes about the interface between religion and science.
Houston, Jean, Ph.D.
"Playing The Harp Of Consciousness, Sounding The Gong Of The World: The Art And Science Of Making A Difference"
In this era of quantum change, radical deconstruction and reconstruction require us to cultivate the vision and lay out the practical steps necessary to explore the mystery of purpose and destiny. At a time when whole systems are in transition and global forces challenge all authority, Dr. Jean Houston, founder of the Mystery School and Social Artistry Leadership Institute, urges us to get on to what is really important to make a better world by addressing these questions: "What must I do to serve the larger story? Can I really make a difference to this world and time? How must I respond to the hound of heaven barking at my heels?"
Hansen, Mark Victor
"A New Year For A New You"
Mark Victor Hansen's powerful messages of possibility, opportunity, and action have helped create startling and powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide by helping them reshape their personal vision of what's possible. With his business partner, Jack Canfield, Mark created Chicken Soup for the Soul, a cultural icon now celebrating its 11th year, called by TIME magazine "the publishing phenomenon of the decade." Mark will capture our attention and our hearts as he inspires us to access our centers of influence, leverage our strengths, and take action.
Redfield, James & 
Salle Merrill
James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy, and Salle Merrill Redfield, author of the Celestine Meditations, will chronicle the synchronistic journey of the global bestseller that inspired millions with its mystical message into a compelling film. James and Salle will share “behind the scenes” visuals and a trailer of the film written by James Redfield and Barnet Bain, Oscar-winning producer of What Dreams May Come. The movie, which stars an international cast, will hit theaters in early 2006 and is certain to re-ignite interest in Intuition and Synchronicity in meeting the challenges of a world in transition.
Goodgold, Elizabeth
"A Brand New You"
Known for her insight into naming, branding, and marketing, Elizabeth Goodgold comes to prepare us for the New Year by offering secret branding strategies that will help each of us to stand out from the sea of similarity. Liz is CEO of The Nuancing Group, a brand identity consulting firm that helps companies understand the nuances of naming and branding. Her clients include Sharp HealthCare, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals,  and Her book, The Best of the Worst – The Duh! Marketing Awards compiles with humor and energy some of the all-time great marketing blunders.
Brutoco, Rinaldo
"Corporate Governance"
A leading international executive and co-founder and President of the World Business Academy, a collaborative network, publishing pre-eminent new paradigm business literature, Rinaldo Brutoco is widely recognized as a practical visionary, change agent and futurist. He uniquely combines theory and practice to assist executives and organizations in adapting to change with "breakthrough" ideas. An expert on emerging technologies, Rinaldo was co-founder of the nation's first pay cable television operation and is the author of a college textbook on nuclear energy, Profiles in Power.
Reyto, Susanne M.
"Pursuit Of Freedom: The Enduring Power Of Hope And Dreams"
Susanne Reyto walked into the House of Terror, a museum on Andrassy Street 60, Budapest's most dreaded address, used for interrogation and torture by the Nazis during World War II, and the Communists after the war. She found her life in official documents and newspaper clippings hanging on the wall. Susanne's childhood under the Nazis and her escape from Communism in the late 1950's left her with an indomitable spirit of optimism and perseverance. She shares her fascinating recollections as she looks at her troubled past through the eyes of gratitude for the present in the Land of the Free.
Schlitz, Marilyn, Ph.D.
"Consciousness And Healing"
Dr. Marilyn Schlitz is Vice President for Research and Education of the Institute of Noetic Science. She is a co-author of the anthology Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine. This book brings together 60 contributing essayists, among them Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey, Dean Ornish, Ken Wilbur, and Candace Pert, to promote the integration of modern scientific health care with the recognition that human beings possess emotional, spiritual, and relational dimensions that are essential in the diagnosis of and treatment of disease and the cultivation of wellness.
Evans, Jodie 
"Stop The Next War Now"
Jodie Evans has been a community, social and political organizer for the last 30 years. She has used her skills for the protection of the earth, to give voice to communities and people who go unheard and unseen, in the area of human and civil rights. Since September 2002 her life has been consumed with CODEPINK: Women for Peace, 10,000 women marching in opposition to the invasion of Iraq, dreaming and scheming about how women can stop the spiral of violence. She is co-editor, along with Medea Benjamin, of Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism.
Free, Wynn
"The Reincarnation Of Edgar Cayce?"
Wynn Free is the author of The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce where he puts forth the case that the Western world's most credible and accurate psychic/prophet has returned in the form of 31-year old David Wilcock. Our world is in a state of turmoil and transition. Is there a rhyme and reason behind it all?  If you are willing to consider the possibility that the soul is eternal, reincarnation is real, and that the evolutionary transformation of our planet is tied to the celestial source who spoke through Cayce, then you will be intrigued by the surprising and unexpected web of synchronicity that Wynn Free weaves
Cousineau, Phil
"A Seat At The Table: The Triumphant Struggle For American Indian Religious Freedom"
For the past twenty years, Phil Cousineau has been writing a series of five documentary films on Native American freedom issues. The latest, "A Seat at the Table" premiered at the Amnesty International Film Festival in 2004. His new book, of the same title, is a series of illuminating conversations with religious thinker Huston Smith and ten influential American Indian spiritual and political leaders. His impassioned talk will describe the double bind of romanticism and racism concerning our relations with native peoples and focus on their tradition's extraordinary range of art, spirituality, and wisdom.
Duquette, Lon Milo
"My Life With The Spirits: The Adventures Of A Modern Magician"
Lon Duquette, one of the most respected and entertaining writers in the field of magic and the occult, brings us Halloween entertainment as he shares with us from his autobiography, My Life with the Spirits, which enjoyed nine weeks on's #1 best-selling biography list. He is internationally recognized as an authority on Qabalah, Tarot, and the Western Mystery Tradition; and he has just returned from a European tour promoting his most recent book., The Book of Ordinary Oracles.  His humorous style is reminiscent of Robert Benchley and Mark Twain.
Karnazes, Dean
"Ultra Marathon Man: Going Beyond The Limits"
Dean Karnazes, author of  Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner, was recently named by Outdoor Life Network as one of the Ten Ultimate Athletes. He has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits: ran 262 miles non-stop, swam across San Francisco Bay, ran a marathon to the South Pole, mountain-biked for 24 hours straight, ran across Death Valley in 130 degree weather. He reveals how he merges the solitary, manic, self-absorbed life of ultrarunning with commitment to wife and family. Meet this local man with uberjock's body, teenager's energy, and a champion's wisdom.
O'Dea, James
"Community: Healing Begins Here"
James O'Dea, President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, is the former director of the Washington, D.C. office of Amnesty International and former executive director of the Seva Foundation. He believes that authentic social healing depends upon community. It is only in the coming together of individuals that a transformational shift in a society can emerge. An individual may provide the spark, but the community provides the kindling for the fire to catch and grow into something that can warm our hearts and bodies. When communities begin to take on their unique identity, the magic begins.
Ray, Sondra
"Pele's Wish: Secrets Of Thehawaiian Masters And Eternal Life"
Sondra Ray, a pioneer of the rebirthing movement, has a private healing practice in Marina del Rey and conducts seminars and trainings around the world in Loving Relationships, Sacred relationships, and Rebirthing. She is the author of The Only Diet There Is, Healing and Holiness, and I Deserve Love. In her most recent book, Pele's Wish, she takes us to Hawaii, to Pele's cave to find Madame Pele, the Divine Mother, an eternal spark of creation and expression of unconditional love who wants us to be healed, to be empowered and whole, balanced and harmonious in all of our relationships.
Sherrills, Aqeela
"The Reverence Impulse: Balancing 
the Gift and the Wound"
Aqeela Sherrills, the youngest of ten children, grew up in Watts, split in two by railroad tracks, the Bloods on one side, the Crips on the other, both in the vicious circle of drugs and violence. In 1992 Sherrills negotiated an historic peace treaty between the Crips and the Bloods, an initiative now expanded into 15 cities. When his son, Terrell, 18, was shot in the back in Watts in 2004, he refused to surrender his life to death.  Sherrills reclaims it and gives it new meaning with the Reverence Impulse, transforming a culture without respect for life to one that expresses authentic emotion and conquers hate with love.


Nagler, Dr. Michael

"Nonviolence: Could It Happen Here?"
Dr. Nagler's The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves , Our Families, and Our World received the 2002 American Book Award. It explores the history of nonviolence and draws on the experience of activists, political visionaries, and spiritual leaders to demonstrate that nonviolence is an effective solution and urgently needed response to political, social, and moral turmoil around the world. He examines what makes people commit acts of inhumanity and offers five ways each of us can do something, as Einstein said, " to remember our humanity and forget all the rest."
Mossanen, Dora Levy
"Love, Politics, And Sensuality: How Middle Eastern Women Determine Their Own Fate"
Dora Levy Mossanen, born in Israel, moved to Iran when she was nine. At the onset of the Islamic revolution, she and her family fled to the United States. The award-winning author of the novels Harem and Courtesan, Dora's women exhibit sensual, intuitive, and cerebral traits coupled with perfect timing. She observes that it is difficult to break down an Iranian woman's will, but she is required to be more resourceful than women in liberal countries. She will find a way to educate herself, work, and expose her hair or ankle, even though concealed under a chador in a restrictive, male-dominated society.
Hauck, Louise
"Fearless Future, A Map Through An Uncertain Present"
Louise Hauck, psychic, visionary and intuitive "time-traveler," uses her gifts to "read" the audience during her presentation, using herself as an example of the multi-sensory, multi-dimensional self you are here to become. Her latest book, Fearless Future, A Map through an Uncertain Present, awakens the greater self to move beyond self-doubt and fear into a future confirming the certainty of a new coalition of humanity, demonstrating how it is possible to create a corridor to a positive future in a way that transforms issues and shifts reality where past, present and probably futures exist simultaneously.
Beck, Don, Ph.D.
"Cultural Codes, Global Maps And Human Emergence: Designing A Future For All Of Us"
Dr. Don Beck is a Founding Partner of The National Value Center and co-author of Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change. He made 62 trips to South African during its transformation with significant impact on political and religious leaders, the business sector, and the general public.  During the past year he has been working in the Netherlands, leading two Dutch Summits on how to diffuse volatile issues on race, fundamentalism and religion, the "Us vs. Them" tendencies in a culture. He will explore how to head off major cultural conflict at the pass with preventive measures.
Adamson, Kate
"Kate's Journey: Triumph Over Adversity"
In 1995 Kate Adamson-Klugman experienced a double-brainstem stroke at the age of 33. Helpless and paralyzed, yet fully alert, aware, and awake, she lay in intensive care, listening to the doctors talk about her impending death and their plans not to treat her. Her own will to live surged, and she began to fight for her life, joined by her husband, her advocate, who refused to believe Kate would die and who took an aggressive, proactive course. Now a motivational speaker and author, Kate shares the story of her remarkable recovery, showing how to simplify issues, to focus on what we want and what we can do.
Campbell, Chellie
"The Wealthy Spirit"
Chellie Campbell treats money disorders:  spending bullemia and income anorexia. Her book, The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction, contains affirmations, inspiring stories that focus on inner strength and our innate power to change, and small daily ACTIONS that move us toward personal and financial success. A former musical comedy actress, she has been called the next Suze Orman. She will share her program for "Minding Your Money": 1) Think Positive! 2) Send Out Ships! and 3) Count Your Money. Follow Chellie and "Magic Money" will appear.
Maddi, Dr. Salvatore
"Resilience At Work: How To Succeed No Matter What Life Throws At You"
Dr. Salvatore R. Maddi, internationally recognized psychologist, founded the Hardiness Institute in 1984. Dr. Deborah M. Khoshaba is Director of Program Development and Training at the Institute. Their book, Resilience at Work, was recently featured in an article in Oprah Magazine. Resilience in the face of stressful circumstances determines whether one succeeds or fails. Our speakers demonstrate it is a skill anyone can learn or improve, and they provide motivation and tools to work constructively and to remain hardy through difficult situations to turn stressful change into golden opportunities.
Kahn, Sanford
"A Look Into The Future: Lord Or Serf"
Sanford Kahn, noted business speaker, will explore the ways that Globalization and the Internet have transformed the international marketplace, leading to the Walmartization of the United States. How managements respond and how they price their goods and services in this radically different period give rise to the new business serfs and lords, the new feudal society. The new lords will be those people who can quickly discern, adapt to, and exploit the unpredictable movement in the turbulent flow of life. Lords of commerce who lose focus and become complacent will stumble toward serfdom.
Maurine, Camille

"The Moving Theater Of Life"
Camille Maurine, creator of the transformational Moving Theater process and author of Meditation Secrets for Women and Meditation 24/7, leads us into the "theater of the soul." Within each of us is a cast of characters - feelings, thoughts, energies, and sensations . As we move through a day, different characters are called forth - consciously or not - in response to the world around us. Awareness of these inner movements deepens our perception of ourselves and others, and gives us more creativity, vitality, and soulful connection in all our interactions - a continual improv with the forces of life and love.
Martin, Jeanne, Ph.D.
"Harmonies Of The Spheres: Music, Myth And Archetype"
Dr. Jeanne Martin, who lectures, writes and consults worldwide in cultural mythology and psychological archetypes, holds a doctorate in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. An accomplished harpist, she will explore stories from ancient mythology related to music to discover how sacred songs played on the lyre were used in the Italian Renaissance to connect people to the Harmony of the Spheres. Music speaks to the world soul, Plato's anima mundi, as a portal to the sacred. Jeanne will present live harp demonstration of the uses of modal music in harp therapy.
Gutierrez, Daniel
"Stepping Into Greatness"
Daniel Gutierrez, his teacher failure, advocates "Self-Leadership" and responsibility to validate ourselves. This Latino Motivator is President of Pinnacle Achievement Group and founder of the Latino Empowerment Foundation which sponsors inspirational "Imagine" conferences, reaching 20 million people a year. He motivates with the assertion: "Successful people do what unsuccessful people aren't willing to do: work long hours, take risks, sacrifice, and hold in mind a dream until it happens." To focus the dream, he advocates the RF Method: Reconnect, Recommit, Rediscover, Re-engage.
Mulhall, Douglas
"The Calcium Bomb"
Douglas Mulhall, leading science journalist and writer with extensive disease-prevention research experience, has lectured to the National Institute of Medicine, American Chemicals Society, and National Research Council. His landmark book, Our Molecular Future, made the "must-read list" of New Scientist magazine. He co-authored The Calcium Bomb with Katja Hansen, demonstrating that our body can misuse calcium, leading to calcification, an infectious agent in heart disease, arthritis, and cancer. Once detected, it is treatable with generic antibiotics and over-the-counter nutraceuticals.
Doyle, Richard
"A Life In The Theatre"
Richard Doyle is a Founding Artist of the South Coast Repertory where he has appeared in Habeas Corpus, Cyrano de Bergerac, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Relatively Speaking, Proof, Major Barbara, A Delicate Balance, Of Mice and Men, Six Degrees of Separation, Arms and the Man, The Cherry Orchard, and Waiting for Godot, to name just a few. He received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his roles in Holy Days and The Crucible and the nomination for Intimate Exchanges. His film and television credits include Cheers, The Practice, NYPD Blue, Air Force One, and Sisters.
Mamas, Michael
"Spirituality In The Real World"
Michael Mamas' lifelong journey to discover the bridge between spirituality and science began when he double-majored in physics and mathematics at Ohio State University before receiving a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. His passion for fathoming the deepest mysteries of life and existence led him to devote the '80s to study wise spiritual teachers, resulting in Consciousness Unfolding; Angels, Einstein and You; How To Be Your Own Best Psychotherapist."His The Golden Frog won the 2004 Chelson Award for Fiction. With physics and theology, he touches the core of humanity's unspoken longing.
Keirstead, Hans S., Ph.D.
"Developing Stem Cell Therapies For Central Nervous Disorders"
Prof. Keirstead directs a 20-person research team investigating the cellular biology and treatment of spinal cord trauma in the Reeve-Irvine Research Center founded by actor Christopher Reeve and philanthropist Joan Irvine. This research also has significance for multiple sclerosis and other diseases of the nervous system. A Canadian-born neuro-scientist, Hans' Ph.D. thesis from the University of British Columbia concerned his invention of a novel method for regenerating damaged spinal cords. From it he produced several worldwide patents and created a company to bring this treatment to clinical trials.
Gallagher, BJ
"I Get By. . . No, I Thrive With A Little Help From My Friends"
BJ Gallagher, author of the international best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins, is a story teller blessed by Irish heritage with a gift of gab. She uses stories to teach important lessons about how to live a good life, create authentic relationships, build a satisfying career, and do fulfilling work in the world. BJ says, "People forget facts and figures, but they remember a good story." The daughter of a military family, BJ has lived on three continents, in six states, using her crazy quilt life to earn an advanced degree in the School of Hard Knocks. Her Friends are Everything was published in Spring, 2005.
Mountain Dreamer, Oriah
"What We Ache For" Creativity And The Unfolding Of Your Soul"
Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation, The Call, and The Dance, comes to celebrate the 2005 publication of her new book What We Ache For. In an evening of reading and conversation, Oriah will explore how our creative work, when it is not separated from our spirituality and our sexuality, is an expression of our deepest soul's relationship to that which is larger than ourselves. A gifted speaker, Oriah has shared her insights and stories with audiences throughout the world at conferences and retreats and through radio and TV appearances (Oprah, NPR, PBS, Wisdom Network).  Blending ruthless honesty, humor, insight and compassion for our human struggle, Oriah seeks to inspire and challenge herself and others to live life fully: "It doesn't interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
And if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing"
From: The Invitation
Gilman, Paul
"Ocean Odyssey"
The Inside Edge celebrates the annual Newport Beach Film Festival with esteemed documentary film-maker, Paul Gilman. His "Ocean Odyssey" won the "Best of the Fest" award for documentary feature at the 2005 Palm Springs International Film Festival and has received high acclaim in the Newport Beach Film Festival as well. "Ocean Odyssey" traces composer Paul Gilman's ten-year expedition communing with some of nature's largest mammals in the open ocean through the magic of his ethereal music. Once they know Paul through his music, he swims with Humpback Whales and Dolphins and kayaks with killer whales, the most powerful predators.
Armstrong, Alison
Alison Armstrong, author, educator, and designer of the wildly acclaimed "Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women" workshop, asks the question: "If man were primarily the hunter and women the gatherer, what would that explain about our behavior?" She explores the differences in the ways we think, act and communicate and offers strategies for men and women to improve their communication by paying attention to when they talk, how they talk, and what they listen for. A recovered "frog farmer," an expert at turning men into frogs instead of princes, Alison now devotes her work to understanding what women do to bring out the worst in men and what women can do to bring out the best in them.
Conway, Diane
“What Would You Do If You Had 
No Fears?"
Diane Conway concludes March with comic relief. A stand-up comedian who lives on a houseboat in Sausalito with her husband, Brian, Diane will draw from the moving and often hilarious collection of stories in her book, What Would You Do If You Had No Fears? Living Your Dreams While Quakin' in Your Boots.  A frequent talk-show guest, Diane has distinguished herself for inspiration through laughter, for discovering simple truths with her outrageous mind: intelligent, spiritual, wise. She will encourage your heart and jump-start your imagination with fun, delight, and pure entertainment.
Virtue, Doreen, Ph.D.
“The Care And Feeding 
Of Indigo Children"
Dr. Doreen Virtue, spiritual clairvoyant and Doctor of Psychology, author of twenty-two books on mind-body-spirit issues, practices a rigorous daily receiving and deciphering of her Divine Guidance, "Angel Therapy," through which she encourages the nurture and exercise of innate psychic ability. She turns her attention to Indigo Children, "old souls" much wiser than their years, often a problem for their parents, who have come to help the human race transform. Doreen provides wise guidance on how to understand and bring out the best in this kind of child, to help them align with their life's purpose.
Koven, Jean-Claude
"Escaping The Illusion's Web"
Jean-Claude Koven, author of Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of Your Life When Your Life Makes No Sense, believes that within the laws of illusion created by the Veil of Forgetting, problems arise purely out of preference as we cling to our existing viewpoint. There is no area of conflict on the planet today - personal, national, or global - that is not rooted in this simple principle. The self- perception in the throes of a problem is simply radical separation - disconnection from who you really are. Koven presents a process for reconnection: you must intentionally disconnect in order to intentionally connect.
Grob, Charles S., M.D.
"Hallucinogens And Medicine"
Dr. Charles Grob, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine, has conducted approved clinical research with a variety of hallucinogens. In Hallucinogens: A Reader he surveys writings from such important thinkers as Terence McKenna, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil, illustrating that a reevaluation of the social worth of hallucinogens-used intelligently-is greatly in order. He presents practical application of his work: An Experimental Model with Advanced-Stage Cancer Patients.
Hudson, Russ
"The Enneagram of Leadership"
Russ Hudson, Executive Director of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc. and co-founder of The Enneagram Institute, illuminates leadership for us with the Enneagram.  The Enneagram is a tool that turns the light of awareness on those features of our personality that operate automatically, empowering us, through self-observation, to come to deeper level of self-awareness and self-realization. Russ has been co-teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Programs since 1991, and he has co-authored several books: The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types; Understanding the Enneagram; Discovering Your Personality Type; and Enneagram Transformations.
Metzner, Ralph, Ph.D.
"Transformation of Consciousness"
The Metzner Alchemical Divination Practices, developed by Dr. Metzner based on extensive experiential research on altered states of consciousness, help individuals obtain deeper understanding, problem resolution and visionary inspiration for their life path in its intrapsychic, interpersonal, professional, creative and spiritual dimensions. He has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Harvard, and as a graduate student worked Leary and Alpert (later Ram Dass) on the Harvard Psilocybin Projects. His books include The Well of Remembrance, The Unfolding Self, and Green Psychology. Dr. Metzner conducts workshops on consciousness transformation nationally and internationally.
Nakamoto, Steve
"Men Are Like Fish"
We celebrate Valentine's Day with Steve Nakamoto, former Dale Carnege Instructor and personal development trainer for Tony Robins. His relationship book , Men Are Like Fish: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Catching a Man, is the result of 12 years of relationship study, specialized communication training, and first-hand experience: 32 cruises and 30 Club Med experiences. A relationship guru, "The Answer Man" from, he will tell us how to initiate or enhance a great relationship. For both sexes, he will tell us how to improve self-image, broaden interests, and accentuate the unique qualities we already possess to attract great relationships.
O'Malley, Mary
"The Gift of Our Compulsions"
Mary O'Malley's book, The Gift of Our Compulsions: a Revolutionary Approach to Self Acceptance and Healing, advocates transforming our relationship to our compulsions: overworrying, overworking, overeating, alcohol, drugs When we recognize that compulsions are a survival system created to manage the over-whelming and disappointing experiences of our lives, they can become powerful healing sources that can teach us how to become truly conscious and compassionate with ourselves. Compulsions become skillful guides on the journey back home to ourselves. Mary O'Malley is a speaker, group facilitator, and counselor in private practice.
Reynolds, Caroline
"The American Way : A British Perspective"
Caroline Reynolds, author of Spiritual Fitness - How to Live in Truth and Trust, is a British Citizen now living and working in the U.S. After visiting and teaching spiritual awareness and heightened consciousness in America for 20 years, she joins her dual experiences of Britain and the U.S. with her professional insight. She believes the battles being waged in the fabric of American society are those also being waged within our global human psyche: fear versus hope, tradition versus progressiveness, and judgment versus understanding. As a former superpower, Britain has a unique perspective on the American condition, for our two cultures are symbiotically linked.
Majer, Kenneth, Ph.D.
"Values-Based Leadership"
Dr. Kenneth Majer is a Stanford University graduate, former university professor and academic administrator, and founder and CEO of San Diego-based MajerStrategies, Inc., whose vision is to help companies stay ahead of the curve and adapt to new realities in today's radically changing business world. For over 25 years he has aided individual executives, international corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and a host of large and small companies to become successful by ensuring they have sound visions, values, principles, and methods of doing business. He chairs TEC in San Diego an International Organization of Chief Executives Working Together.
Houston, Jean, Ph.D.
"A Passion for the Possible"
Dr. Jean Houston, internationally known philosopher, author, cultural historian, seminar leader and educator, has developed revolutionary new ways of unlocking the latent human capacities existent in every human being. She is the author or co-author of 19 books, including Jump Time, A Passion for the Possible, A Mythic Life, and The Possible Human. She will urge us to align ourselves with the highest purpose and to live fully primed in its power as we examine our local purpose and global purpose, which taken together, call us toward greater awareness and higher usefulness in this time of tremendous upheaval for which there are no clear maps or designs.
Nelson, Brian
"Courting Nature"
Brian Nelson teaches directing in the USC School of Theatre. His stage credits include The Joy Luck Club, The Matsuyama Mirror, The Hothouse, and King Lear. As literary manager of East West Players, he inaugurated the David Henry Hwang Playwriting Institute and edited Asian American Drama: Nine Plays. His own writing includes the ABC miniseries 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as well as series work for Lois and Clark, Jag, and In a Heartbeat, which won him a 2001 Prism Award. Brian's experiences in creating solstice services for his Unitarian church led him to write Earth Bound: Daily Meditations for All Seasons, the springboard for his presentation to begin the New Year.
Wan, Liz
"A Vino Awakening"
Phunky VinoDiva for Bonny Doon Vineyards, this professional sommelier passionately demystifies wines for the masses and serves as a personal oracle to the Vinoverse. She will offer fabulous tidbits to inspire admiration from the most discerning wine snobs.
Dibble, David
"The New Agreements in the Workplace"
David Dibble, author of The New Agreements in the Workplace, is the founder of the New Agreements Center for Enlightened Leadership and co-founder of the New Agreements Coach Training Institute. His work melds spiritual principles and systems thinking into a model for professional and personal growth in leaders, managers, business coaches and organizations. A student of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, Dave's work is also influenced by the teachings of Buckminster Fuller, Gurumayi, Dr. Alvaro Watermann, W. Edwards Deming, and Peter Senge.
Carter, Karen Rauch
"Feng Shui for Prosperity"
In Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life, Karen Rauch Carter presents feng shui as universal common sense, purposefully arranging the stuff around you to gain positive results; or, in the words of physicist Barry Gordon, "the intelligent use of intention through environmental metaphor." Karen is known for her funky fun and practical information, expressed in plain English, as she offers instruction on how to create harmony and balance in family, relationships, careers, child rearing, health, and travel. All she requests is a jovial frame of mind for this presentation on wealth and prosperity.
McGrane, Bernard, Ph.D.
"Sex, Death and Subliminal Advertising"
Dr. Bernard McGrane, Professor of Sociology at Chapman University, is an expert on the advertising culture. In his "Zen TV," which experimented with television, consciousness, and the mind, he discovered that when we seek media confirmation for our actions, feelings, and self-perceptions, we lose the drive to pursue direct experience and to participate in co-creating reality.  While he has explored advertising with respect to the Ego and Identity and the Superego and Judgment, his presentation for us turns to the third part of the Freudian delineated psyche, the Id, raging to be unleashed and to have its way.
Cousineau, Phil & Morris,
"Stoking the Creative Fires"
Phil Cousineau has been on the vanguard of the mythopoetic movement, for twenty years, writing, filming and teaching all over the world about the power of ancient stories in modern times. He teams up with R. B. Morris, singer, composer, and actor on stages across Europe and America. They join forces to focus on three incandescent stages of the creative journey: Inspiration, Perspiration, and Realization. The great mystery of how to lead and sustain a creative life begins in the exploration of these primal questions: What are you on fire about now? Where does your fiery urge to create come from? What do you do to rekindle the inner flame when it is nearly extinguished by despair or fear? What are you doing to pass on the torch of your inspiration?
Levoy, Gregg
“The Search For Signs Of Authentic Life In The Universe”
Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, is a lecturer and seminar leader in the business, educational, and human potential arenas. He will help us recognize the signs through which our callings come: dreams, symptoms, symbols, intuitions, events, synchronicities, memories. They are like divining rods, helping us to locate the underground streams so we'll know what is being called for in our lives at any given moment and where to dig. Gregg explores the channels through which callings come, the challenges of discerning the sign's significance, and turning on our receivers.
Vernon, Rama
"Spiritual Essence of Transforming Conflict"
Rama Vernon, founding president of the Center for International Dialogue, has traveled the world as a citizen activist for peace. She will explore with us methods for transforming conflict from the personal to planetary. Rama is well-known to many of the members of the Inside Edge who traveled with her to the former Soviet Union at the height of the cold war, one of the 49 visits during which she initiated the First and Second Soviet-American Citizens Summits. Her work expanded to the Middle East, Ethiopia, Central America, Ireland, Yugoslavia, and US inner cities. A writer, teacher, and lecturer, her unique approach to teaching national and international conflict resolution is grounded in Asian Philosophy and East-West psychology.
Walker, Jodi 
"Entrepreneurial Thinking for Life"
Jodi combines her personal experience and corporate background to present strategies for developing our most valuable resource, ourselves. Author and founder of Success Alliances, a company dedicated to innovative measures that ignite the spirit and insure success, she works with corporations to integrate entrepreneurial thinking into corporate culture. She brings us methods for trusting ourselves to navigate in new directions, to tap into our full potential, to dream big, to create personal ownership for results, and to unleash our authenticity with more passion, courage, and excitement.
Bryant, Peter J., Ph.D.
"Will Stem Cells Bring Us Regenerative Medicine?"
Dr. Bryant, UCI professor of Developmental and Cell biology, directs the Graduate Training Program in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry. He is one of the leaders in making use of genetic methods in the fruit fly Drosophila to identify the important genes for controlling development of the human body. Recently, he has used this approach to identify genes involved in the unique ability of stem cells to replace themselves and to generate other specialized cells at the same time. This work will help us to understand how stem cell development is controlled and can be used safely.
Sachs, Robert
"The Buddha at War: Conscious, Engaged Activism"
Robert Sachs has distinguished himself as an expert on Tibetan Ayurveda and holistic health. He now turns his attention to the American experience of politics and asks how the teachings of the Buddhist Masters and the tools of mindfulness can be applied in developing a non-partisan, compassionate approach to difficult problems in uncertain times. He draws upon the vision of the American forefathers and the personal and collective American dreams as he encourages us to be Light Bearers in an Age of Darkness. His presentation is drawn from his forthcoming book, The Buddha at War.
Clapp, Nicholas
"The Queen of Sheba: History's Second Great Uppity Woman"
Nicholas Clapp has followed a life of adventure and discovery as a documentary film maker for Disney, the National Geographic Society, Columbia Pictures, and PBS. Intrigued by Ubar, the lost Arabian city, he engaged JPL scientists to use "remote sensing" from outer space; and in 1991-92 co-led an expedition that actually found Ubar, a find rated a top scientific achievement of the year. In 2001 he published Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen. He prepares us for "Queen of Sheba: Legends and Reality" opening at the Bowers Museum on October 17th.
Harris, Bud, Ph.D.
"Sacred Selfishness: The Path of Love and Authenticity"
Jungian analyst, Dr. Bud Harris, believes that when we continually go to great lengths to feed the needs of others at the cost of our own, we lose touch with those around us and ourselves and are rendered incapable of discovering who we truly are. In his book Sacred Selfishness, Dr. Harris encompasses a kind of self-love that fosters internal growth and awareness. He finds messages in unhappy relationships, stagnating careers, financial issues, even weight problems, that teach us how to address and overcome them. When we acknowledge that self-reflection is not egocentric, we tap an inner vitality.
Cogan, Jim
"Stories of the Inexhaustibility of Human Potential"
Jim Cogan, who grew up in an Irish Catholic family rich with stories, studied drama and history at UCLA. He brings his experiences as an actor, journalist, Yosemite naturalist, historian and teacher to his energetic, often hilarious, and always moving oral presentations of folklore, history, mythology and personal memories. He has toured the U.S. for 12 years as a featured performer at storytelling festivals, conferences, and corporate meetings. The Teller-in-Residence at the 2004 National Storytelling Festival, Jim represents the Orange County Performing Arts Center, is featured on PBS-TV "Storytime," and his audio "Participation Tales" received a Parent's Choice Award.
Graham, John L., Ph.D 
"Trade Brings Peace: the Peace Monitor"
John Graham, Professor in the UCI Graduate School of Management, consults with corporations engaged in international business and teaches graduate students how to apply management lessons to peace-building. He launched "Seeds of Hope" through UCI's Citizen Peacebuilding Program, an international clearinghouse for research, education and action. Graham, totally committed to the idea that countries that trade with each other are considerably less likely to wage war with each other, developed a Peace Monitor, a statistical tool that can help examine the relationship between peace and trade.
Booth, Father Leo
"Positive Creative Ways of Thinking"
Father Leo Booth walks his talk: "Say Yes to Life." An Episcopal priest, Father Leo is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and trainer on all aspects of spirituality and recovery from depressions, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and low self-esteem. His television appearances include such shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo, Sally Jesse Raphael, and Good Morning America. Father Leo, author of Wisdom of Letting Go: The Path of the Wounded Soul and When God Becomes a Drug, speaks at many national and international conferences on religious addiction and abuse .
Hammond, Lisa
"Dream Big"
"Dream Big" Lisa Hammond, known as the "Barefoot CEO" is the founder of Femail Creations, a catalogue company with products by, for and/or about women. Each issue of the catalogue features a charity on the inside back cover, focusing support on women artists and women-owned business. Lisa Hammond's book, Dream Big, is about finding the courage to follow your dreams and laugh at your nightmares. She will inspire you to find your calling, set your course, and steadfastly do the right thing. Her business was started with loans, credit cards, and a second mortgage. From a beginning of no money and no business plan, she became the recipient of the Small Business Administration's "Business Person of the Year" award.
Pankhurst, Dr. Christian

"Embracing Change"
"Embracing Change" Dr. Christian Pankhurst is a spokesman for Humanity's Team created by Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God. The purpose of Humanity's Team is to free humanity from the oppression of its beliefs about God, about Life, and about each other in order to create a different world. Humanity's Team believes that the political, economic, and military crisis humanity faces will not be solved by those means, but will only be addressed when we release beliefs that no longer serve us. Through his message, Christian seeks to gather together those who realize that individual people change the world by taking responsibility for their own lives and empowering themselves to be the change they wish to see in the world.
Richmond, Lewis
"A Whole Life's Work"
"A Whole Life's Work" Lewis Richmond, Buddhist teacher, demonstrates clearly and effectively how the simplest reorientations of our work can have large and powerful repercussions in the world. His most recent book, A Whole Life's Work: Living Passionately, Growing Spiritually, is a companion to his bestseller, Work as a Spiritual Practice. He will offer a method for striking a balance between achievement/ambition and contentment/happiness with the examination of eight vital types of work : Earner, Hobbyist, Creator, Monk, Helper, Parent, Learner, Elder, and eight modes of inner work: Precepts, Vitality Patience, Calm, Equanimity, Giving, Humility, and Wisdom.
Glass, Jay D., Ph.D.
"Primal Emotions and Religious Terrorism"
Dr. Glass gained recognition as an authority on the role of primal emotions in directing human behavior with his book The Animal Within Us. Now he extends this work to analyze the thought processes of the religious terrorists who first embrace fundamental- ism and then perform acts of barbarism. His new book, Soldiers of God: Primal Emotions and Religious Terrorists, reviews the history of killing in the name of God and cynical manipulation of the belief in a Supreme Beings by political and religious leaders. Jay's argument reveals why engaging in unsafe sex to put oneself at risk for AIDS and suicidal terrorism are both self-destructive acts driven by primal emotions and needs. He concludes with practical steps to change societies breeding religious terrorists.
Pontell, Henry, Ph.D.
"Profit without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America"
Henry Pontell's topic, the title of his most recent book, will take us inside of business organizations where ethics vanished. Professor of Criminology, Law and Society in the School of Social Ecology at UCI, he has written and lectured extensively on deviance and social control, white collar and corporate crime, medical fraud, international financial fraud, cyber crime, and identity fraud. He regards "sociopathic wealth" at the core of the corporate scandals: Enron, Tyco, World-Com, Adelphia, Martha Stewart. In the worship of wealth and celebrity, executives don't think the "rules of the road" apply to them as they pursue the promise of capitalism. In 2001 Prof. Pontell received the Donald R. Cressey Award for major lifetime contribution to the field of white-collar crime.  
Spiegelman, J. Marvin, Ph.D.
"The Divine WABA (Within, Among, Between, Around): A Jungian Exploration of Spiritual Paths."
Dr. Spiegelman uses his vast knowledge of symbolism and his desire for an ecumenical approach to religion to demonstrate how the major spiritual traditions find their common central focus in the image of the divine within the psyche. A highly popular Jungian analyst, he will detail how Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, and the Kabbalah exemplify the divine within; the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca illustrates the divine among; the Alchemical model exemplifies the divine between; and the numinous experiences we find in nature, art, and synchronicity reveal the divine around us. 
Blood, Michele
"How to Write a Book in 30 Days."
Michele Blood, Australian-born gifted transformational specialist, has the awareness, consciousness, motivation and unprecedented talent to successfully impact people spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically. A great singer and songwriter, she has shared the stage with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield and Bob Proctor. Founder of MusiVation and, the first positive, self-improvement talk show on the internet, she interviews the world's leading experts on health, success, parenting, beauty, and business. She will prepare us to write the book waiting inside each of us to be expressed. Don't miss this dynamo!
Farrand, Thomas Ashley

"Shakti Mantras"
Thomas Ashley Farrand is one of the Western world's foremost authorities on the application of Sanskrit mantra to life's problems. His most recent book, Shakti Mantras, combines his knowledge as an American Hindu priest, his adventures as an experienced spiritual guide, his considerable storytelling gifts, and the immensely practical, useful knowledge of "what" chants to use "when." He will explore some of the feminine mantra formulas that can be utilized in the service of one's own issues or for the greater good of humanity. Thomas travels the world teaching mantra practice, conducting puja cere- monies, and giving workshops on Indian spiritual practice.
Cousineau, Phil
"The Olympic Odyssey: Rekindling the True Spirit of the Great Games."
Author, documentary film maker, and life-long athlete, Phil, known for his work with Joseph Campbell, will take us on a mythic journey from the ancient to the modern Games, telling tales of gods, athletes, and coaches to reveal the athlete's "inner life," the mysterious source of the drive to excel for an ideal beyond the self that transcends gender, race, nationality, and perhaps even the line between the human and the divine. His exuberant call to revive ancient Greek ideals reminds us that they offer metaphors for how to take on any venture: with passion and compassion, focus and fairness, and a sense for the sacred play at the heart of life.
Rowland, Cynthia
"Ageless Faces."
Cynthia Rowland is committed to having men and women stay youthful without submitting to the surgeon's knife. Active in managerial positions in the beauty, fitness, and cosmetics industry since the early '80s, as President of Physicians' Facial Contouring in Denver, she spread the word about European facial exercises that dramatically correct droopy eyelids, sagging cheeks, and double chins. In 1994, she created her revolutionary nine-week Facial Magic program, selling over a million and gaining recognition on "The View." She will demonstrate hands-on how 18 simple, natural isometric and resistance training exercises can erase a decade or more from the face. .
Kingma, Daphne Rose
"Loving Yourself: Four Steps to a Happier You."
A psychotherapist for 25 years, Daphne Rose Kingma, dubbed "The Love Doctor" by the San Francisco Chronicle, turns her attention in her most recent book to the relationship upon which all others are grounded - the love of self. All the gifts that we give to others - joy, consideration, nurturing - we deserve ourselves. By acknowledging beliefs and behaviors that sabotage ourselves and limit love of self and others, we can root them out. With wisdom and compassion, Kingma guides us upon a more positive and empowered path by telling us how to speak out, act out, clear out, and set out. Kingma's books include: Coming Apart and True Love
Mendizza, Michael
"Media and the Developing Brain"
Author, educator, documentary filmmaker, Michael Mendizza's work centers on the state of optimum learning and performance, what athletes call the Zone, researchers call Flow, and children call Play. With Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Michael co-authored Magical Parent-Magical Child: The Optimum Learning Relationship. Founder of Touch the Future, a non-profit learning design center applying this model of optimum experience to parenting, coaching and education, Michael's projects offer insight into our cultural development, changing family structure, roots of violence, the nature of intelligence, and holistic learning. He will explore with us the impact of television and computer imagery on imagination, critical and creative thinking.


Directions to the Pacific Club:

From South county – Take the 5 North to the 405 North. Keep Left on the 405 N. Take exit 8 toward MacArthur & go Left on MacArthur. Left on Von Karman & make an immediate Left into the first driveway.  Take a parking ticket at the ticket booth, pass the first building on your right, continuing to the Pacific Club’s parking lot. You might want to look at directions if you use the 73 instead of the 405.
Using the 405 South – Transition to the 73 South. Take exit 15 toward Jamboree Road, onto Bristol Street South.
Left on MacArthur.  Turn on Von Karman and make an immediate Left into the first driveway, take your parking ticket, pass first building continuing on to the Pacific Club’s parking lot.
From Orange & Anaheim Hills – Take the 55 fwy. South, to the 405 fwy South. Take exit 8 toward MacArthur/OC Airport & go Left on MacArthur.  Turn Left on Von Karman & make an immediate Left into first driveway.  Take parking ticket at booth, pass first building on your right, continuing to the Pacific Club’s parking area.

6:45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

2nd and 4th Wednesday Morning Meetings:
6:45-8:45 a.m.

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