Lita de Alberdi
Lita de Alberdi is a gifted and experienced spiritual teacher who spends her time channelling, teaching, healing, spiritual counselling and in psychotherapeutic work at the School of the Living Light which she founded in 1994 near Ely in Cambridgeshire.
Jo Amaral grew up a bit of a rebel but credits a youth pastor as a major factor in his conversion and decision to enter the ministry. In 2002 he first visited Israel and learned about the culture from his tour guide, a Messianic Jew. He now operates a ministry conducting tours of the Holy Land several times a year and teaching on the Jewish roots of Christianity.
J. C. Amberchele was born in Philadelphia in 1940. He attended a Quaker school, then colleges in Pennsylvania and New York, graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology. In the early 1960s, Amberchele worked as a part-time instructor at a private school in Honolulu, teaching high school math and French. An athlete in high school and college, he tried his hand at auto racing in Hawaii, but soon ran out of funds. He married in 1965, worked briefly as a salesman in both Honolulu and Los Angeles, but soon divorced and returned to Hawaii. After working at odd jobs at a local marina, he began taking LSD, and subsequently joined the growing ranks of "hippies" living in the Waikiki Beach area. In 1967, Amberchele again moved to Southern California, and this time began selling marijuana to support himself. Soon he was transporting wholesale quantities to various cities in the United States, and within a year was moving marijuana north from Mexico in cars and airplanes-a "career" he followed for nearly fifteen years, and one which he admits drove him deeper and deeper into crime and "insanity." During this time, he married again, had two children, and travelled extensively, often to avoid the law. After his arrest, he began writing and studying Eastern philosophy. His first book, How You Lose, a novel, was released in 2002 (Carroll & Graf, New York). He has been a longtime meditator in prison, and has called himself a "reluctant Buddhist" since taking formal vows in 2001. As of this writing he has been incarcerated a total of twenty-nine years, and does not expect to be released soon.
TROY ANDERSON is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journalist, best-selling co-author along with Paul McGuire of The Babylon Code, former executive editor of Charisma magazine and Charisma Media, and a regular guest on numerous television and radio shows.
Dianna E. Anderson
Dianna Anderson is a 27-year-old freelance writer who writes for and manages the popular blog Faith and Feminism, where she examines questions of women, sexuality, and progressive political issues within the American church. She also writes for various feminist websites and tweets @diannaeanderson. She has a master's in English from Baylor University and a bachelor's in theology and philosophy from the University of Sioux Falls. She currently lives in Sioux Falls, SD.
Jan Angelo is a healer, psychotherapist and counsellor.
Jack Angelo D.Litt. is a well-known healer and teacher of subtle energy medicine and natural spirituality, who has worked with individuals and groups for over 25 years. He lectures and gives workshops in the UK and abroad for health-care professionals and the general public, and also runs popular courses for the National Federation of Spiritual Healers.
Martin M. Antony
Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, and past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Antony is coauthor of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, and more than twenty-five other books.
Lucy Atkins is a well known health journalist.
Michael Backes specializes in cannabis science and policy issues at a southern California consultancy, which maintains clients throughout the United States. He previously founded the first evidence-based medical cannabis dispensary. Backes is active with Project CBD, a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive cannabis molecule), the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines, and is a member of the American Herbal Products Association's Cannabis Committee. He lives in Southern California.
Darryl Bailey was drawn to meditation at the age of fourteen. He spent the next seventeen years exploring awareness and concentration practices from Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Taoist, Buddhist, and Western psychology sources. He then spent a further nine years apprenticed to mindfulness teacher Ruth Denison, and another six years as a Buddhist meditation monk in the Thai forest tradition, under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho. In both situations he was asked to begin teaching. Along the way, there was recurring contact with the independent philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, as well as a significant connection with the Advaita sage Robert Adams.
Roy Bainton author of Honoured By Strangers, The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena and A Brief History of 1917: Russia's Year of Revolution travelled the world in the Merchant Navy. He has written extensively for radio, TV, magazines and newspapers.
Sarah E. Ball
Sarah E. Ball is a blogger, speaker, and mom of five beautiful children who uses her platform to minster to people suffering from crippling anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and depression
Richard Bates lives in Warwickshire, England. He's married with two children and for the past 25 years has worked as a locksmith. He has a degree in psychology from The Open University and spends his life enjoying time with his family and writing about everything and nothing.
Martha Beck is a bestselling author. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio, including the television show OPRAH. She has carried out research at Harvard Business School, and through her company Life Design, Inc. she helps clients develop their careers and their lives.
David Bell is a qualified Zen Shiatsu practitioner. His illustrations and writing are inspired by his study of Eastern philosophy and meditation. He works in theatre as a stage manager and is an art director in film and television.
Jennifer Berne is the acclaimed author of Manfish, a children's book on the life of Jacques Cousteau, among many other titles. She lives with her family in Upstate New York.
Jon Bernie is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to awakening. His teaching focuses on returning the attention to the already enlightened state that lies at the core of our human experience. He has four decades of practice and study in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist, and Advaita traditions, and was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002. Jon is also an experienced healer and teacher of somatic embodiment, trained in the Alexander Technique, Zero Balancing, and the Qigong system of Dr. Yu Penxi. He works closely and intimately with individuals to facilitate consciousness development and deep emotional healing.Jon leads classes, intensives, and retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. He also does intensive, one-on-one work with individuals both in person at his San Francisco office, and remotely by phone or video chat.
Lisa Bevere is a speaker and bestselling author of Fight Like a Girl and Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry. Through books, media, and conferences, women of all ages have found release and restoration as Lisa challenges them to find freedom and embrace fearless living. Lisa cohosts The Messenger with her husband, John, which broadcasts to over two hundred nations.
Susan J. Blackmore is a distinguished and influential psychologist, known for her books exploring consciousness, memetics, evolution and spirituality. Her first book, Beyond the Body (1982), was hailed as a classic and the (then) definitive work on OBEs. She is a visiting professor at the University of Plymouth and a freelance writer, giving lectures all over the world both at academic conferences and to the public.