included with your Wisdom Passport
January 18 - January 19
Inspired by great talks, you won't want to miss some of the most influential speakers of our time.
DR. JEAN HOUSTON
Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in human capacities is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time, and one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Jean has worked intensively in 40 cultures and over 100 countries helping global leaders, leading educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own capacities while applying new solutions for challenging times. She is a prolific writer and author of 27 books including A Passion for the Possible, Search for the Beloved, Life Force, The Possible Human, A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, Jump Time, and most recently, The Wizard of Us, which was featured in her interview with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday.
don Miguel Ruiz
don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of a series of books including The Four Agreements (over 7 years on The New York Times bestseller list). He has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world.
Mackenzie Phillips is an actress, singer and author of her best selling book, High On Arrival. As an actress she is known for her roles in American Graffiti and her iconic role as the rebellious teenager Julie Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time. Mackenzie now uses her star power to help others overcome addictive behaviors and is known for her quote, “there is no moderation for addictions”.
Marianne Williamson is a spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published ten books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Williamson is also the force behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the information and tools needed to be political candidates. Through these seminars, she encourages women to run for office and align their politics with their spiritual values.
She has been a guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. In December 2006, a Newsweek magazine poll named her one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, "Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity." Williamson bases her teaching and writing on a set of books called A Course in Miracles, a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy, based on universal spiritual themes. On October 20, 2013, she announced her candidacy for California's 33rd congressional district, joining fellow candidate Brent Roske in the race against Rep. Henry Waxman.
DIANE CIRINCIONE and JERRY JAMPOLSKY
Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. is a graduate of Stanford Medical School and a former faculty member of the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco. He is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of psychiatry, health, and education. Dr. Jampolsky has published extensively and is also the author of Love is Letting Go Of Fear; Teach Only Love: The 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing; among many others. Diane V. Cirincione, Ph.D. is the Founder and Executive Director of Attitudinal Healing International. She is a therapist and former postdoctoral clinical researcher at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at the University of California. Dr. Jampolsky and Dr. Cirincione are married and have lectured and consulted together for over 30 years in 58 countries as well as throughout the United States on psychology, psychiatry, mental and physical health, the power of change, attitudinal healing, grief and death and other life transitions, interpersonal relationships, and education and business.
MARY D. FISHER
Mary D. Fisher is best known for her stunning keynote address to the 1992 Republican National Convention as “the new face of AIDS” – a speech since ranked by Oxford University as one of “the best 100 American speeches of the 20th Century.” Diagnosed with HIV in 1991 and with breast cancer in 2012, she retains a high-energy schedule with high-profile events. She’s an artist famous for work in sculpture, handmade papers and fiber art, including quilts. Featured globally in major gallery shows, private and public collections, her work has been both praised and banned. Once a television producer, the first woman “advance man” in the history of the American presidency, the recipient of three honorary doctorates and countless tributes, Mary is an outspoken advocate for vulnerable people around the world. She’s spoken to audiences across Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa and the U.S., and authored six books including her current best-selling memoir, MESSENGER.
Betsy Chasse is an internationally known author, filmmaker and speaker. She is the Co-Creator of the film “What The Bleep Do We Know?!” and the author of 2 books (Metanoia – A Transformative Change of Heart and the companion book to BLEEP) and has just completed her third, Tipping Sacred Cows, Due January 2014 from Atria/Simon & Schuster. In addition to blogging and books, Chasse continues to make provocative films, with the recently completed documentary CREATIVITY and two currently in production— The follow up film to “BLEEP” and Zentropy a narrative comedy about what happens when the least spiritual person on the planet gets hired to make a movie about spirituality.
Geri Jewell started her acting career as the personal choice of famed producer Norman Lear for her role as Cousin Geri on the television series “The Facts of Life”. With this role she became the first person with a visible disability to become a regular performer on a national television show. During her run on the show she broke important new ground by addressing issues of disability awareness. Ms. Jewell performs on the comedy circuit and has appeared on VH1 and A&E in addition to her on-going speaking tours to college campuses, associations, corporations, and government agencies. She has opened for stars such as Robert Goulet, Paul Anka, and Judy Collins, and has appeared in several films and on many television shows.
Cynthia Richmond is a board-certified behavioral therapist, author, educator, television host & guest, radio host & guest, voice-over artist, columnist and speaker. Cynthia has written a weekly column for the Arizona Republic. “In Your Dreams,” which first ran in the Los Angeles Times for more than three years. For two years Ms. Richmond was the popular host of the daily, live, national television program, State of Mind on the NBC cable television network. She has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, The View with Barbara Walters, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Entertainment Tonight, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News Network and on many other local and national television programs. Cynthia’s book, Dream Power, How to Use Your Night Dreams to Change Your Life (Simon and Schuster) helps readers to remember and interpret their dreams and use the insights gained to make life-goals a reality.
DR. JAMES ROUSE
Dr. James Rouse is a naturopathic physician, entrepreneur, certified yoga instructor, wellness magazine founder, speaker, author, radio talk show host, QVC Network Wellness Doctor, and Ironman triathlete, James does it all. He speaks with such enthusiasm and conviction about the wellness lifestyle, you will come away feeling inspired to take better care of yourself–and committed to experience more joy in your life. Rouse is best known for his highly engaging Optimum Wellness TV segments that highlight all areas of a wellness lifestyle; balancing mind, body, and spirit.
Luisah Teish is a writer, a performer, an artist, and an Oshun chief in the Yoruba Lucumi tradition. She performs stories, emphasizing the powers of women and nature, and creates art with recycled materials. The author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, Luisah teaches courses in eco-mythology, ritual theater, and women’s spirituality at Sophia University and the California Institute of Integral Studies.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTION BY: BEVERLY SCOTT
Sarah McLean has been teaching meditation and mind/body health programs since the early 90’s. She served as the Education Director for the Chopra Center for Well Being in San Diego and is the founding director of the Sedona Meditation Training Company. Sara McLean is passionate about teaching and sharing what she’s discovered about the modalities of mind/body health, natural access to creativity, and self-awareness. Her mission is to support those who seek fulfilling lives, better health, inner peace, and ways to manage their stress through the programs she has created for the Sedona Meditation Training Center.
Dr. Marj Britt
Dr. Marj Britt was the visionary leader of Unity Church of Tustin, California, for 19 years and still serves there as Senior Minister Emeritus. Widely known for its beautiful Meditation Gardens and as a Campus of Consciousness, Unity of Tustin hosted some of the foremost master teachers of the day during her tenure as Senior Minister. In 2011, Marj founded Called By Love. It is worldwide and web based, and offers live intensives monthly at Unity of Tustin. It stresses how to recognize the faces of love in your life, past, present and future, all in the now, as one. Marj is a mystic in our world with consciousness and love as the living flame of her life
Dr. Rajiv Parti
Rajiv Parti, M.D., is a knowledgeable and experienced resource in the areas of eastern and western healing modalities, near death experience, past life regression, and spiritual transformation, bringing a unique and innovative approach to wellness, uniquely synthesizing modern wisdom and ancient traditions.
Sebastian Siegel is a British-American filmmaker, actor and writer. He writes and speaks on intimacy, consciousness and eternal life with humorous and poetic insights into various meditative practices, Zen, philosophy and psychology. Sebastian conducted a seven year study on purpose and love which is explored in the two-part documentary LoveSexGod. He is largely influenced by Ken Wilber, Ramana Maharshi, and Alan Watts.