GUIDES & TEACHERS
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times bestsellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times bestsellers. Marianne recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s “Soul Series” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her seminal book, A Return to Love, which Oprah has applauded as a must-read since she first introduced Marianne on “The Oprah Winfrey” show decades ago. Marianne’s books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America and The Gift of Change.
Eric Greenberg is a businessman, author, and philanthropist. He was a pioneer in establishing the commercial internet and his award-winning 2008 book Generation We became a rallying cry for the 95 million strong Millennial generation. Yet his most passionate calling emerges from a chance encounter with a shaman, which led to a seven-year journey of learning and healing. Among his teachers were Amazonian, Andean, aboriginal, Taoist and Kabbalah mystics. As his friend and mentor Alberto Villoldo says, “Rare is the person who takes it to the farthest extreme. But Eric did, and was gifted with a deeply visionary message in the process.” Day of Tikkun is Eric’s gift to the world.
Gary Zukav is the author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers. His legendary The Seat of the Soul led the way to seeing the alignment of the personality and the soul as the fulfillment of life and captured the imagination of millions, becoming the #1 New York Times bestseller 31 times and remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for three years. His books include: The Heart of the Soul, Dancing Wu Li Masters, Spiritual Partnership, The Mind of the Soul, and Soul Stories and have sold over six million copies in thirty languages.
The author of numerous best-selling books is a psychologist and medical anthropologist who has studied the spiritual practices of the Amazon and the Andes for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Dr. Villoldo directs The Four Winds Society, where he instructs individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine.
Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi and Rumi: the Book of Love. He is prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers’ PBS series on poetry, “The Language of Life” and “Fooling with Words.”
David Darling is a Grammy-Award winning composer and cellist who incorporates jazz, classical, popular and New Age music in his playing and compositions. He has played with the Paul Winter Consort, which incorporates Brazilian, African, Indian, and other world music in its repertoire. He is founder of Music for People, a non-profit organization that teaches and fosters improvisation as a means of creativity and expression.
The Q’ero Indians are Quecha-speaking indigenous peoples and the last of the Incas. For 500 years the Q’ero elders, preserved a sacred prophecy of a great change or “Pachuti” in which the world would be turned right side up, harmony and order would be restored and chaos and disorder ended. Don Francisco, Don Humberto, and Dona Bernadina have traveled from the high Andes of Peru to perform their Despacho’s (soul repair initiations) to help us in this time of great transition.
Her music can be heard around the world in venues from Hollywood films, theatres and local schools. Traveling across the U.S. Europe, Asia, South America and the South Pacific Snatam and her band perform in over 60 venues per year. She has the ability to the ability to transform traditional chants into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning of the soul. Oprah Winfrey calls her, “One of the most amazing surprises of my life.” Her recordings include: Grace; Essential Snatam Kaur: Sacred Chants and Liberation’s Door.