Each webinar session features an in-depth dialogue between Barbara and one of her special colleagues, each an authority in different aspects of these teachings.
MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, a trans-denominational, multi-cultural community. His is an award-winning author and internationally renowned spiritual teacher, appearing in his own PBS special, The Answer Is You, and has been a guest on Oprah, Larry King Live, 20/20 and Tavis Smiley. Every Friday at 1 pm PST, thousands tune into his radio show on KPFK, Wake up: The Sound of Transformation. Beckwith is also co-founder and president of The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), convener of the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
TED CHU. Formerly the chief economist at General Motors, Ted Chu was also chief economist for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and now works as the chief economist of the International Finance Corporation at the World Bank. For the last 15 years, his second career has been spent in conducting independent, interdisciplinary research on the philosophical question of humanity’s place in the universe with special reference to our “posthuman” future, building on his lifelong interest in the frontiers of economic and evolutionary progress. Born and raised in China, Chu earned his PhD in economics at Georgetown University. He was clinical professor of economics at New York University at Abu Dhabi.
ILIA DELIO OSF holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. She is the author of sixteen books, including the Unbearable Wholeness of Beings which won the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a Catholic Press Association Book Award. Her new book is Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousess (Orbis Books).
MARC GAFNI is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, and is co-founder with Ken Wilber of The Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think tank dedicated to articulating and catalyzing a shared global vision of ethics, eros and meaning. As co-initiator of the Success 3.0, Gafni is known for his visionary work on evolving a post-dogmatic shared language of meaning and success, rooted in the entrepreneurial values of Wake Up, Grow Up, Show Up and Outrageous Love.
J.J. HURTAK, PhD., Ph.D., M.Th. & DESIREE HURTAK, Ph.D., are social scientists, archeologists, comparative religionists and founders of The Academy For Future Science, a United Nations NGO working with consciousness studies and the dialog between science and religion. Dr. J.J. Hurtak has a Ph.D. from the University of California and a second Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Together as authors, they have written many books and created audio commentaries on the entire Bible, as well as other ancient mystical teachings such as The Pistis Sophia, The Gospel of Mary and Adam and Eve. (More at Wikipedia under J.J. Hurtak).
STEPHEN POPE is a computer scientist, composer, Quaker social activist, and life-long student of the Bible and the historical Jesus in the context of the region and the times. Stephen’s most recent publication is the devotional book “Reflections on Love and Truth” which is available on-line as an e-book for Apple and Kindle readers.
MARY MANIN MORRISSEY is a transformational speaker, executive coach and corporate consultant, Mary has over 30 years experience empowering individuals in abundance, authenticity, and success. As a sought after expert on the “invisible side” of success, Mary has spoken three times at the United Nations, and worked with His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. Her best selling book, Building Your Field of Dreams was made into a PBS special. Among all of her achievements and degrees in higher learning, Mary’s favorites are the two black belts she has earned; one in Success and the other in Failure.
DAVID RICHO, Ph.D., M.F.T., is psychotherapist, writer, and workshop leader. He teaches at a variety of places including Esalen and Spirit Rock Buddhist Center. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. Dave combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work. His two most recent books are: How to be an Adult in Love (Shambhala, 2013); The Power Of Grace: Recognizing Unexpected Gifts on the Path (Shambhala, 2014); The website for books, CD’s, and events is davericho.com
PAUL SMITH is a Christian mystic, author, and retired Baptist minister. As senior pastor of Broadway Church in Kansas City, Missouri for forty-nine years, he led the traditional Southern Baptist congregation in evolving into an inclusive, progressive church focused on following Jesus in deeply spiritual and relevant ways in today’s world. Teaching at seminaries, colleges, and churches, and in numerous TV, radio, newspaper, and internet interviews, he is regular writer for the Integral Life website. His most recent book is Integral Christianity: The Spirit’s Call to Evolve.
NEALE DONALD WALSCH is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before experiencing his now famous conversation with God. The Conversations with God series of books that emerged from those encounters has been translated into 37 languages, touching millions and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives. Conversations with God has redefined God and shifted spiritual paradigms around the globe.